Why Atheists Are Wrong
What are these scriptures and mythologies trying to tell you? You thought this was a true or false quiz and on the question of the virgin birth, you wrote down “FALSE. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IS NOT POSSIBLE, I HAVE A DEGREE IN BIOMEDICINE” the problem is, you’re seeing this as binary, yes or no, true or false, 1 or 0. You’ve been lulled into The Matrix, into this ridiculous debate. So yes, technically you are correct on every single account, and yes Richard Dawkins, Hitch and Sam Harris can rip a new asshole into anyone that tries to debate the existence of a God. But the question was never: God, true or false? The question is: God, what does this mean?
It is a metaphor, it is all a metaphor. So before we proceed, a quick English lesson, what is a metaphor?
“Uhmm, errr, that’s like when you say, Sarrva is like Mufasa; he’s strong, mysterious and powerful?”
A metaphor is when you say, Sarrva IS Mufasa and the message is implied.
Ok, so now, what could Jesus’ death on the cross signify? And take note, in mythology and scripture, Death of someone almost always means the same thing.
“Uhmm, that we are sinful and he died for our sins?” Sorry kiddo, incorrect again.
God became man so that man could become God. Jesus died at the Cross(roads) of the horizontal and the vertical signifying death of ego and self image. This means the cessation of egoic attachments, things like “I am an atheist” or “I am a Christian” or “I am an agnostic”. And make no mistake, there is no resurrection without death. Jesus’ story is your story, it’s my story, it’s everyone’s story. It’s the same mono-myth present across almost all cultures on how to live. And not in a What Would Jesus Do kind of way, so take off those W.W.J.D. bracelets, you look ridiculous. His story is about the dynamic of life, and so are most myths from many cultures. So subscribing to one, is just silly.
If you love Jesus or if you think he was a twat, you are missing the point. Or if you look for evidence for whether he lived or died, again, you are missing the point. And this is how the wool was pulled over your eyes: by disagreeing with the conclusion, you automatically accepted the premise.
Also all those idols of Jesus looking miserable on the cross are completely backward. Saint Augustine interpreted correctly, and from memory he said “Jesus met crucifixion as though a bridegroom to a bride” it means, you too will meet that crossroads in your life and so when you do, as Nietzsche tried to tell you ‘Amor fati’, Latin for: love your fate.
The word demonic has also been severely misconstrued, demonic originally meant dynamic. To illustrate the idea of the struggle in the dynamic of life.
Let’s look at another example; Atlantis (a real place?), the Holy Grail (an object to be found?), the Promise Land (Jerusalem?), Nirvana (more than one of the most amazing bands ever?!) No, no, no and yes. These places and things are psychological. You’re thinking corporeal when you should be thinking ethereal. Every one of these terms involves a long arduous search for Enlightenment. And what is the common thread? That there is no map. You have to find it yourself. These were warnings from the Ancients that when you hear your calling, it comes as a whisper and you have to follow it down The Road Less Travelled (thanks for that one, Frosty). And when you’re on a well trodden path, that’s already been laid out for you, it’s probably a good indicator that you’re not on your path, you’re on someone else’s. And a warning to “BE VIGILANT! CONSTANT VIGILANCE” As Mad-Eye Moody with his all-seeing-eye said, because it’s a well trodden path for a reason. Since most people don’t follow their calling, since most people aren’t honest with themselves and since most people are afraid.
So when you always felt like you wanted to do Arts but society said you could never get a job and your parent said it wasn’t a good career move, and because no one from your school ever did Arts and so instead you chose Biomedicine because it left options available, so that you could adjust nicely into society. Guess what? You chose wrong. There’s no glory in being well adjusted, in a maladjusted society.
Some questions that will lead you in the right direction, if you choose to pursue this line of thought:
Why did the ancients choose to use metaphor instead of being literal?
Why does a hero always have to go through many battles? Are they trials?
Do dragons connote facing your deepest fears? And doesn’t a hero, always face them in his journey? Does he not even seek them out, so as to vanquish them?
And is the hero not liberated once he defeats the dragon?
And why were the ancients so desperate to pass on this message?
Lastly, the prophecy is INTENTIONALLY left unfulfilled. …[Jesus] will return at the end of times…
“Yeah well, look, I’ve been waiting for 2000 years” Yeah well, listen buddy, you can keep waiting another 2000 years.
It is enticing you to take action. It is now your turn to take the Heroes journey, just as Mulan did in Mulan (I’ll Make a Man Out of You) and Simba did in The Lion King (The Circle of Life).