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11. That happened when Constantine turned Jesus into Christ,
Fri Nov 3, 2023, 04:30 PM
Nov 2023

in service of the Empire, of course. Everytthing changed, even the art. Instead of a Jewish sect that spread like wildfire because it gave hope to the poorest that the next life would be better than this one,, the ceremonial sharing of bread and wine done mostly in private homes with big enough public rooms, it became a hierarchical organization and official buildings were built or existing Roman basilicas were converted to the purpose.

Jesus was the boyish Apollo. Christ was Zeus.

And so it goes, the poor automatically condemned to hell because they lack the money to bribe their way out. The rich destined for heaven because they bribe their way out of hell and given caret blanche to abuse the poor. I'm just amazed so many people fall for this crap.

I share Gandhi's view on Jesus and Christians.

That isn't to say there are some Christians out there who got the point. When I meet them, they are my friends.

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