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This web log is written by Jefferson Glassie, author of Peace and Forgiveness, published by Peace Evolutions, LLC.

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If There Never Was A Jesus…

There Never Was a Jesus.

What if that were true? It is, of course. There never was a son of god who walked on water, cured the sick, or died and rose again. No virgin mother, either. If that’s heresy to you, could you please indulge me for a moment and just hypothetically assume it true?

So, then, what would you believe in?

If there were no saints, or sinners, heaven or hell, what would your life be about?

The Gift of Christmas

If there never was a Jesus,

Where would that leave us?

Some scholars say, he never was,

A pagan myth, believed because

We hope so much for love and grace

And, upon our deaths, an eternal place.

Inconvenient Truths

I recently saw Al Gore's movie 'An Inconvenient Truth.' It is one of the most important films ever. He explains clearly that human behavior is causing global warming, which if not arrested will result in a rise in sea levels of twenty feet or more and hundreds of millions of refugees around the world trying to escape the oceans.

He also very clearly says that we can halt global waming.

The Fear of Not Being Loved Causes People to Kill

War wages in the Middle East. Human against human. People shake their heads and wonder why.

It’s easy really. The ultimate fear of not being loved causes humans to kill one another. Oh, there are lots of other ostensible reasons: hate, anger, national or tribal feuds (the same thing, really), religion, etc. But these all arise directly from the fundamental fear of not being loved, which can also be interpreted as not being able to have the peace of the Universe, or by some as not being with god in love.

Here is a case in point.

True Christians Cannot Support War

This was written on a beautiful Easter Sunday, when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It is a wonderful day, with the thought that death can be conquered and that there is hope. Of course, it is not true that Jesus actually rose from the dead. The story is based on an old pagan myth. Yet so many people take an obviously untrue story and make it the centerpiece of their religious belief. That's why they call it faith, because no one could believe it otherwise.

Raised a Catholic, I understand faith and how people can believe things that make no sense whatsoever.

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