Originally posted by Mexico
That's exactly what I mean........ It's called humor you should try it out sometime.... I've always found people who call themselves devout Christians tend to take themselves far far to seriously.... If you can't laugh about something what's the point? Except Jesuits any Jesuit priest I've ever come across has tended to be a decent sort.... But then they are ...[text shortened]... od.... And as with everything else in religion that message got taken to unusual extremes
Have you read Master and Marguerita, by Bulgakov?
It has some chapters where they talk about Jesus. I think what's written there was very close to what happened. Jesus was such a great speacher and with such great ideas, people got really inspired in him. Tales grew about him, and soon enough a little exaggeration was made. When people wrote about him, story was already completely altered.
We see that happen so often nowadays. Is it so hard to admit the possibility that what's written in the Bible might be a little incorrect?? Jesus' message was great. You don't have to make him a God to validate the message.