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What are you?

  1. RBJ33 profile image61
    RBJ33posted 5 years ago

    What are you?

    If you don't believe in all the miracles, the virgin birth, the resurrection, or god, but you believe that Jesus was here - what are you?

  2. SylviaSky profile image94
    SylviaSkyposted 5 years ago

    I believe that Jesus was here, but He doesn't have to perform all those miracles or rise from the dead to impress me as a great man and a wise and effective teacher. Buddha and Joan of Arc and Abraham Lincoln don't have to perform miracles to impress me either. I don't have a label for myself such as "rationalist," nor am I an "atheist" or "agnostic." None of those labels really fit me. If the shoe doesn't fit I don't wear it. I understand the impulse to label people, because it creates boundaries and categories, creates an "us" and "them" which are convenient for simplifying thinking. Spiritual masters such as Jesus or leaders such as Lincoln might have suggested that we simplify our lives but they never suggested we simplify our thinking.

    1. RBJ33 profile image61
      RBJ33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do not like labels, and have stated that several times in several ways on various hub venues.  It is a shame that the bible authors had to exaggerate, embellish, and otherwise distort.  Thanks for your very intelligent comment.

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    David Ramsesposted 5 years ago

    A selective believer who attempts to apply logic to illogical matters. Or perhaps a hypocrit for not believing in those other things without proof but choosing to believe he existed though there is no record of it. But most of all, a human being who has the right to believe what you want.

    1. RBJ33 profile image61
      RBJ33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello David - thanks for your answer.  Good point about no record he ever existed.

    2. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hilarious! "No record?" That's like saying you don't exist, because there's no record. But of course there's a record right on this page -- your writing, your name and your avatar. And we have the New Testament as a record.

  4. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Human? A curious human?

    Strange question, strangely formatted. But thought-provoking.

    I choose to believe that Jesus was here. We have one record -- the New Testament. For some, that's enough.

    I choose to believe in the miracles. I believed in miracles before I experienced them. Perhaps the most potent was one like that of Moses parting the sea -- broad daylight, thousands of witnesses, but no 7 o'clock news crew to document it.

    It isn't about proof. It's all about a rescue mission to awaken the sleeping child of God within each of us. I know for a certainty that I am not a human with a spirit, but a spiritual being with a human body. I've been outside, fully capable of seeing without my Homo sapiens eyeballs.

    Jesus made it clear on numerous occasions that the healing that was done was not his own doing, but the faith of the person healed. He was helping his brothers and sisters to find their "spiritual legs" again.

    We are ancient beings. But most have forgotten too much and think they are their bodies.

    Those who don't look or don't want to look are simply ego and Homo sapiens with a dead spirit locked inside. Hopeless.

    Those who hunger for awakening are a spirit (soul, true self) stirring from an ages-long slumber.

    1. RBJ33 profile image61
      RBJ33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks lone77star for your interesting rhetoric - we each are entitled to our beliefs and feelings - I do not share yours.  By the way your comment below about "hilarious" is a bit insulting.