Why I’m a Christian (And Continue to Suck at Being One)
Benjamin Sledge
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Christianity is a wonderful humanistic philosophy which became an explantion for “why things are the way they are” and proposed a solution. An explanation based on one tribe’s creation story, the Hebrews, but with a more mature understanding of the “why”. A solution that became overwhelmed by glommed-on layers of truly bizarre theology: for that I blame primarily Saul of Tarsus, a guy who never even met Jeshua (a good Hebrew mother would never give her kid a Hellenic name like ‘Jesus’), in the flesh at least. The early Gnostic church, led by Jeshua’s real-life brothers, had the message, but they lost a power struggle and the Gnosis was forcibly supressed. I never cease to be amazed by how little ‘Christians’ know about Christianity, much less the Torah and Hebrew tradition it is based on.

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