Yes, of course. But you were getting mixed up between "Jesus" ( or whatever ) and "Christ". I was simply pointing that out.
(As far as the "sages" are concerned, they vary in terms of any claim to having "all" truth)
You confused what was a proper name with a title. That was all that I was pointing out.Doesn't matter TCA.
If little Jimmy and Jamesy were kicking the ball around in ancient Judea and broke a window the Garda would want to ask his name and there's no way he'd have got away with giving that as a name;
Many "sages" are quite capable of grasping what you appear to think is some sort of superior outlook. It is the starting point.Wouldn't doubt it for a second. They should enjoy it. After all there are somewhere around a billion popes in catholicism with their own version of truth so it is the broadest of churches in that regard except for all the other religions.
The sages will all have their own version of the truth. They'll all be wrong because of their own contaminated understanding of truth by subjective perception.
It is a bit like the anthropologist's quandary. No tribe has ever really been discovered in the state they were he day before they were noticed on camera in the Amazon.
The moment they encounter the modern westerner they are changed irrevocably so their 'truth' has changed in an instant.
'Don't follow leaders. Watch your parking meters'.
The Rev Bob Dylan
Brilliant Con doesn't listen to anyone other than the (smug) voices in his headYou miss the point. Those with the intensity (call it what you like) to see/know genuine freedom are often worth listening to, of learning from.
Dismissing anyone, or particularly any group, before they are HEARD is to invite putting shackles onto our own minds, or is evidence of them.
As the Good Book says:-
He that answereth before he heareth sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.
(It's all in the "heareth"......)
No, I'm simply using "conclusion" in a wider sense. I don't really go much for "definitions" either.I think you're confused about atheism. Again, dozens and dozens of posts I've written about this.
None taken.No, I'm simply using "conclusion" in a wider sense. I don't really go much for "definitions" either.
But I accept that it all depends on how open we are in mind/heart. Not having read your "dozens and dozens" of posts I have no idea, and maybe we would need full autobiographies of each other to even begin to make any relevant judgement.
(Oh, I have made thousands and thousands of posts on various Forums, secular, agnostic, Buddhist, etc etc. Just be thankful you have been spared from reading them)
But all is good. I really mean no harm.