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  •  Personally, I don't have any beliefs that Christ (10+ / 0-)

    was evil or corrupt or ... anything other than a really good teacher of a sort of Buddhist view of the world. Live and let live. Don't judge.  Treat everyone the same.  Give a little to get along.  

    I think the 300 years after his death were a strange time with people manipulating the concepts he may have actually spoken into a dogma to support powerful political, moneyed, military, and territorial stakes.

    Thus, all the BS that doesn't contain his actual words is probably severely twisted.  And I have doubts his actual words are very well reported.

    I keep wanting to get a "Jefferson Bible" and read it to see what I think.  Jefferson cut out all the lines from Jesus Christ himself and accumulated them altogether.  Might be interesting to see what's left with all the scheming taken out.

    Disclaimer:  This is just the way I've come to see things after several decades of life.  Anyone can believe whatever they want. I am not one to say you cannot have other views.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:18:48 PM PST

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    •  Jefferson Bible: (15+ / 0-)

      The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition

      The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was Thomas Jefferson's effort to extract what he considered the pertinent doctrine of Jesus by removing sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists.

      Using a razor, Jefferson cut and arranged selected verses from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in chronological order, mingling excerpts from one text to those of another in order to create a single narrative.

      After completion of The Life and Morals, about 1820, Jefferson shared it with a number of friends, but he never allowed it to be published during his lifetime.

      The most complete form Jefferson produced was inherited by his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, and was published in 1895 by the National Museum in Washington.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:24:27 PM PST

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