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  1. #1 Who is god and jesus a metaphor for in the real life? 
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    I think they are some kind of leaders, but is this true? I think Jesus is the leader of the humans living in a civilization. Am I correct or wrong?

    Why did Jesus suffer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatoz
    I think they are some kind of leaders, but is this true? I think Jesus is the leader of the humans living in a civilization. Am I correct or wrong?

    Why did Jesus suffer?
    These aren't questions of science, but of mythology. Since we don't really have a mythology subforum, I'll move it to the General Questions.

    Preaching post deleted. And just when I was considering taking that member off probation.

    Warning: This thread is not an invitation to preach your own particular notion of superstition. The OP is asking about the metaphors of the story.


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    Jesus was an actual human, and not a metaphor, but God is a metaphor taken from the family structure of the time, being a strict father figure enforcing adoration and goodness.

    Their were many nativity myths predicted, and the Jesus one caught on, but not to the Jewish, of which he was one. It is rare, though, that a race would reject one of their own as a popular figure, but they were all there at the time and must have their reasons.

    You could almost say that Jesus converted to Christianity, but there wasn't any such large movement until hundreds of years later.

    He was basically a well-meaning guy, active in only his last three years, who took some large liberties in what he claimed to be about at large, although the goodness part was a dine message.
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    Jesus and all other so called god are just humans.
    They were once leader of a certain tribe.
    And peoples regarded them as god due to their good works.
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    Good one, Vilanur!
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    In real life, I don't think there's much doubt Jesus is God metaphorically speaking. It appears as if the Bible scribes were also a little concerned about God's absence.

    God on the other hand could be a metaphor for several things, so I'll pick humanity.
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    God is the 'meta' for physics now, but was previously the greater image of the strict family father figure.
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    Metaphor for a strict father figure... Why were scandinavia forced to become christian? Barbarians think everything can be solved with bow and arrow, making the Vikings a symbol of shame for humanity. With christianity order in society followed and the ignorance declined generally.

    This make me think Jesus/god is some kind of leader figure that heden tribes do not respect, making them literally a pimple on the earths crust.
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