Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Apple Is Every "Sin"

Christian's think the Genesis story in the Bible, about how Adam and Eve disobeyed by eating an apple in the Garden of Eden, only tells about "original sin," when in fact, it is the story of "every sin." And the story of Christ as being about a God who became man to redeem us for that "original sin," when if fact it is also the story of how mankind is God, in a sense, which is why the Catholic's say that "the Body of Christ" is humanity. But in that same sense, humanity is also the devil and the serpent.

Every good and every evil that humanity exhibits and endures, is an act of charity or cruelty that it alone visits upon itself. The story of Christ, in this sense, is simply an allegory, using a "man-God" as a metaphor for mankind, with every drop of blood that drips from "the body of Christ" representing the poor and the oppressed, who all must suffer what they must, at the brutal yet indifferent hands of the powerful, who everywhere do what they can.  

Or as Thucydides put it, "Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must." — This quotation is part of the Melian dialogue (Strassler (1996), 352/5.89).

"All the Gods, all the heavens, all the hells are within you," wrote Joseph Campbell, and in this same way, each of us is as often a Christ to someone as they are the devil to someone else. And what's really ironic is how often those who seek to avoid the latter by striving publicly to be what they think they must for former, end up getting it the other way around.

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