Rachel Johnson

Atheist Blogger- the godlessvagina / Podcaster the pink atheist

Jesus In A Modern World.

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It would be hard for a man who was born in a time when everything was believed to be spooks or spirits to arrive in a modern world. Most of what we have today would be a miracle to him. Cell phones without wires that talk to people in distant lands. Machines that do half of our labors, if not more. Even if he could turn water into wine, we can do better than that. We can build sky scrapers, and massive bridges. We can fly over oceans.
The Jesus of yesteryear would be lost here. More than that it would be impossible for him to cope in the drastic behaviors of the people. We are not waring tribes of sheep herders, and we are diverse. Even playing on the idea that he would have been watching us, still could never account for the way this earth and human lives have changed. Anyone from 2000 years ago who came into this modern world would not know how to function.
The likely hood is no one would trust an archaic figure who walked along the sea in long robes, and preached of love and good will, while asking you to give up everything and go with him. Most people would return to their corporate offices and giggle under their breath. And that is how it should be. The myth of Jesus only fits the time he was supposed to live in. It would not fit in a world that has moved forward with a lot of scientific advances and rational thinking. Instead it fits a time when people were easy to fool and prone to fear. The mythology of the man who could take two loaves of bread and feed hundreds would be tested today by even those willing to believe. In our modern day world, some people are backward thinking, but most people live with the skeptic inside.

Author: Rachel Johnson

I am a writer about atheist issues. Separation of the church and state. Women and their right to choose, and sex. I talk about all of the "taboos" of modern life as well as evolution and science.

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