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Teaching vs healing

Postby Dan~ » Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:13 pm

I can't help but wonder,
if Jesus didn't preform healings,
and instead, taught medical science.

He was supposed to know everything.
He could have shown people how to produce antibiotics.
Even a cure for cancer seems possible.

Instead, he healed some folks,
then he died, and the miracles went away.

Jesus doesn't make sense to me.
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Re: Teaching vs healing

Postby Sculptor » Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:11 pm

Dan~ wrote:I can't help but wonder,
if Jesus didn't preform healings,
and instead, taught medical science.

He was supposed to know everything.
He could have shown people how to produce antibiotics.
Even a cure for cancer seems possible.

Instead, he healed some folks,
then he died, and the miracles went away.

Jesus doesn't make sense to me.


You mean the guy that was god, but not god, but the son of god who killed himself/his son, so as to make a sacrifice to an unspecified higher moral code (presumably higher than god), who died but did not die; as he lives in everyone , except the devil (if you believe in the Devil), and died "for our sins" (whatever that means?), so we can commit as many sins as we like from now on? Or is it the sins theretofore? Him? That one that "makes no sense"??
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Re: Teaching vs healing

Postby Ichthus77 » Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:35 am

The miracles didn’t go away.

But also, his teaching was part of the sort of healing that is the Point.

Life/Love isn’t about easy.

When you get the Point, sin loses its appeal and always feels like wallowing in mud.
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Re: Teaching vs healing

Postby Flannel Jesus » Wed Mar 09, 2022 8:34 am

Dan~ wrote:I can't help but wonder,
if Jesus didn't preform healings,
and instead, taught medical science.

He was supposed to know everything.
He could have shown people how to produce antibiotics.
Even a cure for cancer seems possible.

Instead, he healed some folks,
then he died, and the miracles went away.

Jesus doesn't make sense to me.

A religion producing one remarkably ahead-of-its-time discovery of medicine or mathematics or physics could have been a significant piece of evidence that the people at the head of that religion may indeed be in touch with a higher power.

Instead, we get religious apologetics trying their absolute hardest to argue that some vaguely worded part of the bible predicted the value of Pi, or some shit. Weak.
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Re: Teaching vs healing

Postby Mackerni » Thu May 12, 2022 4:41 pm

Dan~ wrote:I can't help but wonder,
if Jesus didn't preform healings,
and instead, taught medical science.


Jesus didn't know medical science. That's why when people talk about Jesus they refer to his healings just as such, rather than medicine.

Dan~ wrote:He was supposed to know everything.
He could have shown people how to produce antibiotics.
Even a cure for cancer seems possible.


Jesus knew and taught unconditional love; that is something that most people still haven't figured out. The only condition to feel Christ's love was to believe in him.

Dan~ wrote:Instead, he healed some folks,
then he died, and the miracles went away.

Jesus doesn't make sense to me.


And yet the love remains. Prophets see the change of society and adjust them. Each prophet that has existed, that one could say, "yeah, he did change the world", did so by foreseeing a future otherwise blind to most men. Jesus saw the love and extropy that men can endure; but so did other prophets such as Joseph Smith, Baha'u'llah and others. They see the change, they alter it a little and then document it. They don't necessary create the entire change, but they make it apparent how and why they want society to change.

Jesus was arguably the way humanity has been able to exist in a common era. He is an exemplifier of divinity, withholding possibly the most extropy of any man. And at the same time, he might be little more than a myth. He might not have even existed. There is strong arguments to be made of him either way. I do find the contraption of him intriguing however, this idea that a poor Jewish man who taught men the parable; healed the sick; performed miracles, among other things, had the ability to convince literally billions of men that he was physical embodiment of divinity and God. It's remarkable.
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