This is great, some priest has written a book called God is Big, Real Big, and in it, he says Jesus was not the infamous Abrahamic god, Mary wasn’t a virgin and Joseph was in fact the baby daddy.
“This whole matter regarding Jesus being God … not only does violence to my own intelligence, but must be a sticking point,” he says.
“For millions of people trying to make some kind of sense of the Christian religion … No human being can ever be God, and Jesus was a human being. It is as simple as that.”
Dude, you’re like soooo close. Come on, take that last step. You can do it. Relax, deep breath, and let go. Ahhhh. I’m telling you, you’ll feel a whole lot better. Talk about violence to your intelligence, the problem of evil, Biblical contradictions, free will AND personal god conundrum, the very concept of there even being a god of any kind, all that’s fine but a god having a son which magically pops out of a virgin’s womb? Oh no, THAT’s crazy. Yeah, well once you finally take that last step, we’re here for you pal.
Now of course this whole questioning shit, especially big shit like what he’s saying, really irks the other priests. I especially like this Father Robbie guy who said:
“The Council of Nicaea settled the question that Christ was God in 325, so he is 1700 years out of date.”
Yes, some guys 1700 years ago decided (well actually, compelled to by Constantine) that certain books were getting into the Christian bible and some weren’t, establishing finally what the whole Christianity thing was going to be like. Hey, sure, they gave it all careful thought, and finally they decided what would be more marketable and went with that, especially since they had competition not just from other religions, but another clever guy who had already done the same thing almost 200 years prior, compiling various books into one, unified Christian handbook. Marcion formulated quite a different version, and his version was pretty popular, so it was critical that the Catholic church get their shit together and put out a cohesive and higher quality product.
So there you go, this priest Peter Dresser is clearly wrong about Jesus, Mary and Joseph because a Catholic marketing meeting 1700 years ago decided those ideas weren’t very marketable. Yup. Talk about violence to one’s intelligence. Yikes!