—“No good can come from alliance with anti-christs”—
The question is whether one is “anti” Jesus’ teachings, or “anti” dogmatic text that was added to those teachings by others, or anti those who pretend to follow Jesus but don’t. We follow Jesus by action, and action alone. Whether by faith, tradition, or reason. Or we do not follow Jesus’ actions. Instead, we use the cover of faith for selfish indulgence and unchristian inaction.
And your demand for obedience to YOU, to YOUR interpretation of dogmatic text, to YOUR faith in abandoning reason, rather than our faith in tradition of followers of Jesus, our imitation of Jesus, or in our reason about him, is a violation of Jesus’ teaching.
It is you who are anti-christ. For you Jesus was a prophet. For some of us he was a philosopher. For others he was a law giver. For others a social scientist. Because each of us differs in how we understand the world, emotionally, rationally, practically, or empirically.
And instead of intolerance of those who do not imitate jesus’ teaching of love your neighbor as you love yourself, you are intolerant of others who do not satisfy your selfish demand that others understand the world on your terms.
The dogmatically faithful demonstrate loyalty to one another by loyalty to dogma so that together they create a social construction (tribe), so that together they can serve as a social and political FORCE – a resistance movement – against other tools of status signaling: power.
It has absolutely nothing to do with loving thy neighbor as you would love yourself – the extension of familial love to kith and kin. It has everything to do with hatred of they neighbor for not adapting to your form of making sense of the world: your selfishness and greed.
You either act as Jesus acted and asks us to act toward one another, or you are not christian. You are an activist in a political movement no different from, and no less destructive than, the cancers of judaism and Islam.
It is in acting toward one another in large numbers we create the christian peoples that together raise mankind out of perpetual conflict, deceit, mistrust, and the resulting ignorance, hard labor, poverty, starvation, disease, child mortality early death and condition of victimhood to a nature all but hostile to our lives.
You’re the unchristian anti-christ in your selfishness, greed, and arrogance – you are not the children of god – just petulant children infantilizing each other with the magical thinking of women so thoroughly that you are unable to mature fully into adult men who take material responsibility for the world – and like women you leave it up to those of us who mature into men anyway while you petulantly and arrogantly demand we service you – rather than engage like the rest of us in honest, Christian, voluntary, reciprocity – exchange – regardless of our different means of understanding the world.
Many of us do not need ‘training’ like farm animals. We merely need understand that either by the evidence of tradition, and reason, that teaching people to act as did Jesus whether they learn best by ritual, parable, theology, philosophy, tradition, or science, is dependent upon how each of us best learns to regulate our behavior so that we CAN act as Jesus asked.
Some of us are filled with continuous emotional sensitivity, fear, and impulses – the child and female biased mind. Some of us have none of it and worry only abut the survival of the tribe – the adult male biased mind – we are informed only by observation, evidence, and reason independent of emotion and impulse.
If God made us, he made us different so that we could divide the labor of comprehending the infant, child, teen, adult, and mature, and aged, in male and female conditions, in many different environments, encountering many different challenges, so that TOGETHER we could transcend the animal and evolve into those worthy to sit beside him at his table – converting this world and all worlds in the universe into his eden.
Only the infant, the child, and the insecure female mind like that of the domesticated animal herd of sheep, cow, and horse, that want us to be think and feel the same. It is the mature mind that understands that we evolve into packs, and divide the labor of sensing, perceiving, understanding, choosing, negotiating for, coopering on, and completing the tasks of our ascent into godhood, generation by generation, by our differences in understanding – cooperating by the same laws evident in the hand of god: the laws of nature, the natural law of reciprocity, the christian law of love, and the evolutionary law of transcendence into the gods we imagine.