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  1. Sabio Lantz says:

    What amazing things did Jesus say?
    What amazing philosophy?
    He wanted us to leave our families, give up all our possessions and get ready for the son-of-man to come.
    Lots of folks before him said great things about helping others. His cute stuff was nothing new. But then, of course, neither was his wacko stuff, I guess.

    So I see why most Christians value their personal salvation more highly than his words.

    Nothing new under the sun, eh?

  2. Caryn LeMur says:

    The words attributed to Jesus are what create the philosophy of Christ-likeness, or living within the framework that Jesus taught.

    Even if I reduce the words of Jesus to just the ‘Sermon on the Mount’, I am incredibly impressed at the philosophical challenges represented in those words.

  3. Sabio Lantz says:

    Interesting article here showing inconsistencies in the things Jesus was reported to say in the sermon on the mount.

    To preserve their Jesus, liberal Christians often red-line their Bibles, like Jefferson, so they can keep something precious.

  4. Sabio Lantz says:

    All to say, I certain have not desire to be “Jesus-like” or “Christ-like” , the guy was a dooms day guy who wanted to keep the whole Jewish law and desert family and prepare immediately for the end times. Why would I want to be like a guy like that?

  5. Ernie Marton says:

    Perfect timing. I have been reading alot that has deconstructed me from Christianity and its dominant themes. I penned after todays reading: i think the way of jesus is so much more than the creeds about him. One actually challenges how i actually live the other actually can have no effect on how i live. Great timing David.

  6. Gary says:

    Caryn, I used to have the sermon on the mount memorized word for word. While I no longer hold to the same type of biblical allegiance I once did, I agree there are some powerful principles to live by in it.

  7. Caryn LeMur says:

    Gary: your memory ability is beyond mine…. clearly so! lol. 🙂

    And yes, I lean towards the principles being the most challenging.