One who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism
Religion. Christ. He was born as a man right? By a virgin so says the Bible. It was something
amazing back then because it couldn't happen. A virgin gave birth to a boy when she was young. How do they/we know that it
was a virgin birth? We have the testimony of a young girl who, in her society, wasn't allowed to have sex until married. Maybe she
wasn't a virgin. Maybe she got pregnant by him. Maybe she claimed she saw an angel who told her she was carrying 'god's' child
to protect herself. Perhaps she was afraid to tell the truth. She would have been shunned. In fact, when Joseph found out
she was pregnant, didn't he shun her for a while until an 'angel of the Lord' spoke to him? Perhaps he didn't want to shun
her but he did because of their society. Maybe he loved her and wanted to marry her regardless. So he made up a story about
an angel visiting him that matched Mary's story. Tada. Possible explanation of the virgin birth.
Alright, baby Jesus. Bible says that he just knew and that he never cried as a baby. But, who
wrote the chapter where it states that baby Jesus never cried? I can tell you this much, it wasn't Mary or Joseph. They were
the only people there that could have known whether or not he cried at birth. And I'm pretty sure that even back then, oxen
and sheep couldn't write. Yeah sure, maybe the inn keeper heard that the baby didn't cry. Guess what. He didn't
write it either. They say 'Oh, well God told them that baby Jesus didn't cry so they wrote it down!' Well what if? What if
they wanted to make this guy out to be perfect so everyone would glorify them for being in his presence? Maybe he did sin,
maybe he did cry as a baby, maybe maybe maybe. Too many variables.
Never sinning. Yeah sure. Maybe he didn't sin. Maybe, since he was told that he was the Son of
God all his life to hide his mother's mistake, he believed that he was. I don't have a term for it but it's a psychological
condition. God speaking to him. That's a psychological disease as well. Maybe Jesus was just a normal man with some mental
problems. Maybe he was God's Son. Can't tell for sure. Not enough proof.
Rising from the dead. Curtain in the church ripping. Storm brewing as he died. Okay,
yeah. That would be something miraculous. But, have you ever read a story that ended with a horrible ending and you made up
one in your mind or wrote a fanfic to where you fixed the end to your liking? Hey, Jesus was supposed to come back in three
days. Maybe he didn't come back. One day, two day, three day. No Jesus. Wouldn't the prophets rig the story to make themselves
sound right? Yeah, they probably would. I know I would. You probably would too. It's human nature to fear being wrong. The
prophets were no better than normal people.
Anyway, those are mainly my thoughts on religion, Christianity mainly. But something I want you
to notice before I close is that, after Christianity came into play, there were never any female dieties or goddesses or religious
figures. There were before. But not after. Something to think about.