Jesus and the System

Jesus is the soul of the system.

But the system is convinced it has no soul.

Nor does it want one.  

And this is why he was killed.  

But the soul is immortal.

And it will ever rise.

Incorruptible.  Triumphant.


11 thoughts on “Jesus and the System

  1. Hunter!
    Not me, not you.
    get over yourself.
    As I understand it, Jesus did not advocate the use of the government and the law to spread his word. Your crusade is doomed. You cannot force people to abide by your religious values. They call that dictatorship not democracy.

  2. Okay, one at a time. You don’t understand what “Truth obeys no one” means? It means that nobody knows the truth about the origin of the universe. Things you Christians claim to be “the truth” are in fact, not. If I were to claim that I know what the origin of the universe is, I would be wrong. These things are unknowable. All CONCEPTS of god are wrong because god is unknowable. When you conceptualize God you remove yourself from God. I reject all concepts of god. God fell from grace once mankind conceptualized HIM. I certainly don’t see myself as closer to god than you. It doesn’t work that way. And in no way do I consider myself superior to you but I’ll bet you think you are superior to me.
    I have ideas too.

      • Bonnie, I’m not aware of having deleted anything. And none of this has anything to do with you or me and some superiority contest. I follow Jesus because I believe he was really resurrected. I think that if there is some hope for this world other than ending in a supernova, he is it. My academic work is primarily organized around trying to maintain the freedom for people to participate in public affairs with their faith intact.

  3. I cannot believe in a bodily resurrection. When I attended church with my mom I refused to recite the nicene creed. It totally creeps me out. I asked Mom if she believed that Jesus was bodily resurrected and she told me, no. I’m guessing it is like when I call myself an alcoholic at AA meetings. I’m not really an alcoholic. I just don’t want to drink. It had caused me much pain. I LOve AA though. Running into other recovering alcoholics on the street is very reassuring. Being part of that group gives me incredible support.
    I certainly don’t want to tell anyone what to believe. I respect your right to believe in Jesus. I also believe in some things that I cannot prove but when it comes to the Absolute or God, pretending that I have a “personal” relationship with it is absurd. Also, issues such as imposing Christian Law on all people is an act of totalitarianism. I know that you are trying to make it about ethics instead of religion but it won’t work.
    You know? I DO pray. anytime, anywhere and no one can stop me. No one can stop children from praying in school if they pray to themselves. There is no need to impose forced prayer in public schools. Forced prayer trivializes religion. What you propose for our country is the fastest way toward losing our freedom of religion. Freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom to impose your religion on others.

    • Bonnie, I don’t think you’ve understood me well at all. Again, I say read my book. But to respond specifically, I do not, nor have I ever, advocated forced prayer. I believe in the separation of church and state, but NOT in secularism.

      • In your book, end of secularism, you stated that you didn’t think it was any big deal for an atheist child to just sit there while the other children recite formal prayers out loud and in public. it is a big deal, Hunter. It is intentional exclusion and extremely hurtful for that child. Religion doesn’t belong in public schools. and what about the Sermon on the Mount? Jesus is said to have stated to his followers to specifically not to make a public display of prayer like the Pharisies.

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