Delicate subject, Jesus. Delicate because he, and his legacy have been hijacked by fools, thieves and madmen … and madwomen; let’s not try and pretend women are saints and innocents in this.
Look at Jesus in their books, on their walls and other places they hang him and what do you see? Almost without exception you see a sad, suffering and miserable looking man. It’s as if he lived his 33 or 34 years without ever smiling, rejoicing or enjoying life. As if he spent his entire life dying on the cross.
How does that make sense?
It doesn’t make any sense at all. None. Zero. Nada. Indeed the whole idea of Jesus as they portray him is moronic.
Using even a modicum of logic, forget whether you believe or not, just use a bit of logic and you see why the idea is as silly as a duck that just got out of a pond filled with 160 proof moonshine corn whiskey.
For starters Jesus was enlightened. Probably the most enlightened of all teachers. That alone means he was aware that death, as ego carries on with, is a crock. He was fully aware that “death” so called is no more than a transition from a dream state to a waking state. So what was there to be grim and petrified about?
What’s more he had more than ample opportunity to stay off the cross, so to say, to walk away and continue teaching. Instead, he chose to use that scenario as a way of brilliantly and most graphically exposing death for what it is; a thing imagined.
That being the case, what did Jesus have to be miserable about? He wasn’t. He promoted Love and Life. Is Love miserable? Is Life to be suffered? My kingdom is not of this world, he said. Why would an immortal, fully aware of his immortality be suffering? Only a fake would be terrified of ego and suffering in ego. Jesus most certainly wasn’t a fake.
So why do they portray him as such?
Different groups have different reasons. The church has a very good reason— gold. Every time you go to church they ask for money. Why? So the pope and his cohorts can live in palaces. So that the cardinals can have silk and finest wines. So that priests don’t have to do manual labour. So that the church can grow in pride and dominate with its power.
Then there are those that cannot see beyond misery. They are so firmly in the clutches of ego they cannot but wallow in pain and misery. What better way to legitimize their state of pain and personal misery than to portray Jesus as one of them.
Then you have the nutcases. The madmen and madwomen. This lot rants, raves, rages and bashes the pulpit. They scream, point and accuse anyone confused enough to listen of being sinners and transgresses and- Good lord all mighty Jesus isn’t happy!
What a load of garbage. Look at this often used quote of Jesus’ dear reader and judge for yourself. Would someone who said things like this be worried and miserable:
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
What does someone so fully conscious about eternal life have to be miserable about?