Sunday, July 09, 2017

Jesus Was A Commie

It’s been more than half a year since I have posted anything. I’m going to try to get three posts up within the next two weeks. This is the first. I have often said on here it wasn’t the Jews who killed Jesus of Nazareth, it was the establishment.  And, if he were alive today, they would kill him again for his message.

This short film by Matthew Modine is thought provoking. He gets a few things wrong regarding the human condition but the fundamental message is very clear and if we listen to the language of the heart, this is a very touching short film. (Link here.) One of those “things” is his characterization that we don’t really share unless we can “afford” to. This all comes back to the duality of the human condition manifested through the self or the ego and selflessness or our highest good or our divinity. A self-actualized and self-realized human being operates on a higher level of consciousness and recognizes his or her own foibles and the pathology that drives our own ego-driven behavior. And, that person is capable of living in a state of love and sacrifice for others. I know because I have seen that ability in myself regardless of whether I am able to stay in that state of being because of the constant violence modern corporate capitalist society represents. And, I see it in others regardless of religion, philopophy or color and we saw it in Jesus of Nazareth and his very simple messages. Especially the Beatitudes or the Sermon on the Mount.  Do you weep for your fellow man? Does the Godless cruelty of this world cause you pause in how you perpetuate it?

Yes, they’d kill Jesus of Nazareth today just like they did 2,000 years ago were he actually alive. Because everything about this system is rotten to the core and corrupt beyond imagination.

Organized religion really is a creation of the state. It’s a system of control. But nothing is all positive and nothing is all negative.  As I’ve written on here, religion is recognized by anthropologists as one of the first examples of community.  Community is something noted on this short film. But when hierarchy and class are interjected, organized religion becomes a dichotomy or paradox. That is, the concept of community at the local level and the institutionalization of privilege by organized religion’s “leadership”. There is where the concept of evil begins be it religion, the state or whatnot.

Was Jesus a communist in the sense of a supporter of a state-enforced form of violent equality we call communism? Of course not.  You can’t enforce goodness in people. They must find it for themselves. Some of the poorest people I have ever met are some of the most rich in spirit. And, I can recount many times where some of those people have given me the shirt off of their back or shared their last meal they could afford.  Goodness and selflessness must come from within. And, one can only achieve that level of consciousness through rejection of control systems like the state, capitalism, communism and every other ism class and hierarchy can dream up.

But, while Thomas Jefferson, as an example, didn’t “believe” Jesus of Nazareth was the son of God, he was a Christian in the truest sense of the word. That is, he understood Jesus of Nazareth to be the most important teacher of justice, morality and goodness the world had ever seen. (And he appreciated that there was a powerful life force in all  people  regardless of color that we call God. Much of which has been written out of history.) 

We live in a world of unprecedented evil. And, if you don’t see that evil in yourself, you have no idea who you really are. Because each and every one of us, without exception, perpetuates it. But the worm is turning. The new Age of Enlightenment continues.

posted by TimingLogic at 12:17 PM links to this post