A non-religious theory about Jesus Christ
This may be because I am an insecure person, but there was always something that bothered me about the fact that whole religions have been established on the beliefs of one person.
I imagine things back near 0 AD, when JC was in his heyday, he had his followers/disciples, and it was cool to go around in an entourage and publicly practice your beliefs. In a very crude way, it’s similar to blogging. Some of us get behind a keyboard and spew our beliefs and thoughts out there. We gain a following, and it gives some gratification…
…to a certain degree…
Based on the beliefs and morals that Jesus preached while he was alive, a whole branch of religion was formulated; and from that branch, other religions were started. And through the years, some pretty messed up stuff happened. Wars throughout the dark ages, inquisitions, and I’m sure there is much, much more but my limited education in history fails me here. People got killed, tortured, and who knows what else. I know I am oversimplifying it, but at the center of it, the name Christ in the form “Christianity” gets thrown around a lot. [not to say other religions were not guilty; Christianity is the only one actually named after somebody]
My point is that I know I have a certain belief set, but if someone went off and used my beliefs to formulate an even bigger belief set, and that belief set didn’t align fully with my original beliefs, I would be pretty pissed. And the fact that there are so many branches of Christianity goes to show that there’s no possible way any current day religions are fully aligned with the beliefs of Jesus Christ.
So what I’m saying, is that if there is an afterlife, and if you can monitor your former planet and people during the afterlife, Jesus is probably extremely pissed at all of us right now.