Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

God is the Destination, and it is Not a Competition

In some areas of the collective conscience, there is a state of discord between Christians and Jews.  I perceive no conflict in my mind.  God was being quite generous when He sent Jesus in order to share the values of the Jews with the Gentiles.  He knew that the spread to the "chosen" state to all humanity was hindered by the Jewish marriage practices-thus the spread would be too slow.  Elements of Judaism continue into Christianity.   Atonement (penance) Forgiveness, Thanksgiving, sacrifice, are all themes that flow from Judaism to Christianity.  Judaism is the Source.  Christianity is a Vector to spread the state of being chosen.

The Eucharist, or sacrifice of Christ's body, is very helpful for the tribal people who engaged in cannibalism.  Cannibalism is a practice which sickens the spirit and is found in lesser abled thinking creatures, such as pigs and chickens.  As humans, engaging in pig and chicken behavior is not a good thing.  Pigs are greedy and chickens are all about the "pecking order".  Thank-you Jesus, for giving us your body, your all powerful Godly body in the form of a cracker so that when humans interact with each other they are not wondering what the other person would taste like.

The Jews revere the Prophets and Patriarchs.  Christianity took this principle and extended to the human family by noting Christian participants who were especially holy.  These holy humans were able to perform miracles in the name of Jesus (a Jew).  So the idea that some among us are closer to God than others and can lead by example was ingrained into our worship.

Judaism and Christianity are two different cars in a train separated yet joined in purpose, to get to the destination, that is God.

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