Home is Where…?

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Home is where…? If asked a question in that respect there would be a diversity of answers. Jersey, New York, Boston, Arizona, and the list goes on and on. In a literal sense home is the “place of origin”.

Now, that train of thought would work out quite logically if life began at birth on planet Earth.

Okay, I get it… Human nature is straightforward here. To admit to human error whether it be a typo, miss information, miss translation, miss interpretation, or just plain manipulation of material chosen to be the teaching for the Christian faith.

I am going to probably make some enemies here, but I can’t keep quiet any longer. I want to make it clear I am not advocating a new religion. We have too many of them already. We have got hundreds of different sects and that is just in the Christian Church. Each one is saying they are the way and everyone else is wrong. One God, one Christ and hundreds of opposing Church organization. So is everybody good with the way it is? I’m not???

You know the book is overdue for an update. Don’t you think after two thousand years with all we have learned about our world and universe, that …

I am by no means denying God in any way, but to remove the limitations man has put on the creator. Sadly God has been reduced to that old man with a long white beard sitting on a throne up in the sky. Once a week we acknowledge his existence and it is just for that one hour Sunday morning. I look around at all of creation and they don’t match up… How can we define the creator of the universe with our limited vocabulary and mental capacity.? We can’t even get past our own egos

Face it, we have created God in our own image. I ask you, have you ever seen a picture of anything but white Jesus. I hate to pop your holier than thou mentality but Jesus, born in the region that he lived, chances are… Well enough said there.

I am having a hard time with what I need to say here. I am not trying to offend anyone with my words. But I do believe my words to be true.

There is a process in society to which everyone is subject to it, ensuring we all assimilate into society. Our education system plays an important part. American History was along with Civics. I’m not saying they lied to us. The history was homogenized at best. After all, you wouldn’t want history books with a full description of founders murdering thousands of the Native American. I think the words we use are genocide or ethnic cleansing when we make reference to other countries. How did we justify ourselves? All the history books I remember may have mentioned it in a line or two and it was tucked in between all the good deeds.

Maybe that is one of the reasons for not updating our belief system. I mean, after all, we would have to come face to face with our questionable past.

I used the word update but what the word I should have used is an overhaul. Let me see if I can put this into perspective. Christianity is governed by a book called the bible. I think it isn’t accurate to call the Bible a book, but it is a collection of several books. The choice of books to accept depends on one’s denominational persuasion. Another word there was much debated on the books that should and should not be included in the bible. Another issue, the Bible has gone through many translations. Old Testament original text went from Hebrew to Kona Greek, to Latin, and to English. New Testament went from Kona Greek to Latin, and then English.

I am totally amazed that any truth was able to make it print. But it did. There is an excellent foundation for our walk through this life. With that said, life has not ended or completed.

If I may leave you with a question; Why do we not have prophets today? Is God not inspiring man/woman to write the wisdom necessary to live in the modern world?

An update doesn’t mean trashing the whole book. It might mean review all those words, translations, and meanings. But first, we must renew our relationship with our creator, void of restriction and limitations.