We know that history is someone’s interpretation of the past and yet we teach it to our children as truth. Distance from this history, notice, I did not say past, does not improve this. Knowing that past is not history in the truest sense, we still somehow do not know truth. Knowing the lie does not mean we know truth.
I think of the story of Adam, Eve and Jesus. Why do the people who wrote about these beings, hold Jesus in higher regard than Adam and Eve? Adam and Eve were created in Gods image and walked in the light of God. Walked with God. God breathed the life of God into their bodies. When they fell from grace, what was this really? I believe that men wrote themselves into power over woman and this was not the essence of Gods directive. I believe that Jesus is the greater being, but these are questions we need to ask. I believe Jesus was the greater being, because he exemplified grace through trial, where Adam and Eve simply caved to temptation.
In the spirit of healthy discussion and debate, think about these stories and ask yourself why we portray God as man. The birthplace of spirit and the essence of God is in a Woman. Does this not mean that woman is closer to the essence of God? Was Adam even created first or did the author assume this because of the man dominated nature of the time? Did things that Jesus said during his life point to the bias that existed in our history? If Jesus was a woman in this time of his life, would they have believed he was the Christ?
If your body is not eternal why did Jesus ascend in the body? Why was the tomb empty, missing a body? Why do some religions teach a temporary nature of this life and the eternal of a heavenly life? Why do they not feel the kingdom is now, that heaven is here? Is this blasphemy of God or your knowledge of the bible, of a religion, or man’s version of history?
My faith is in God, not in an interpretation of history through the lens of a male dominated past. I believe that God directed the writing of the bible and knew that we would be able to see beyond the stench of the culture and time that was going to be influencing it. We are free. God allows us to choose any path. And even though Jesus said very straight forward things, that the writers had a tough time writing through the lens of male domination of society, they managed to do so. Do not worship as your father worshiped, means understand the time of the bible and Jesus, because the environment helps to clarify the message.
Science confirms that male is required for the physical being, but female is required for the uncreated consciousness of the being. When the two become one is the created (body) and uncreated (spirit/soul) become one. This has been the most perverted and misrepresented statement/teaching of Jesus to date. Think of what it must have been like before the fall of Eve and Adam. They did not see themselves as physical beings, they saw themselves as celestial beings, clothed in the essence of God. Only after their fall from the light of God did they need to clothe themselves with physical things.
Science has discovered yet is not very close to the nature and being/source of consciousness. Every day the understanding of our environment changes, the nature of the atomic particles that make up all things seem to evolve our basic understanding by the moment. The essence of intelligence that holds all cells together to form a rock or a human, remain a mystery for the sciences. It is enough to know that we are all connected, and a divine intelligence lives in us, and is the source that is all that is.