Jesus in the marketsquare of gods, demigods and frauds

If you thought that there are only two devils – Satan and The red devils – then you are off the beam. The Australians know of one more devil: The Tasmanian devil. I have no idea why this fine creature was ungainly named. Perhaps, it is due to its voracious eating habit. It should be a ferocious little beast too.

The devil was listed as an endangered species, not two thousand years ago, but twelve years ago. Animal scientists say that the devils are under grave threat from communicable cancer called devil facial tumour disease. This is bad news, as the devil may soon be wiped out if no serious efforts are taken by conservationists.

Indeed, the devil is not the only unusual animal in Australia. Other plenty of animals are native to the Continent known for its expansive outback.

Dingoes are not only found in Kayole, Dandora, Eastleigh and those other dingy places; they are also in Australia. Southeast Asia is happy to host dingoes too. Now the difference between dingoes and devils is this: devils are rare while dingoes are common.

One more from Aussie

Alan John Miller is a clown ‘cleric’ but with a smart mind to hoodwink both the clumsy and the classy. He is also a staid practical joker. Surprisingly he is completely divine to his adherents. He is not only an incarnation of tomfoolery but a reincarnation of Jesus of Nazareth too. The Australian has enthusiastic followers. Anyway, who wouldn’t be interested in hanging around a guy who rubbed shoulders with Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Abraham, Moses and David? He says that he can remember his crucifixion. His partner in crime Mary Suzanne Luck claims to lurk in the shadows of Mary Magdalene. This is either a stroke of big luck or a huge lark. Together they run a cult that has attracted a sizeable following. They call it Divine Truth. Did you hear that? Divine Truth. Yeah, TRUTH. This Divine Truth appeals to the intelligentsia and imbeciles alike. Miller tells us that his suffering and death on the cross was not as traumatic as people imagine. It was endurable.

Another One from Kenya

Just like Aussie, the East African powerhouse does boast of unique fauna. The Tsavo lions – which lacks mane, the Tana River Red Colobus, the Hirola, among others.

Definitely, the story does not end here. Just as Shujaa has occasionally stepped up their game against the Kiwis, so has been the case with our ingenuity in spirituality. We had our own Jehovah until 2015. His full name was Jehovah Wanyonyi. He claimed to be the Supreme Being; the creator of the universe and all that jazz. He went on to coalesce people around himself. They trusted every word that he uttered, and they utterly refused to come to terms with his death in 2015. This god had twenty-five wives. Unlike Miller, Wanyonyi was illiterate.

It seems that our mental faculties have become as clueless as a camel which has inexplicably found itself at the North Pole.

The Deity of Christ

A baby was born two thousand years ago in Roman ruled province of Judaea. His name was Jesus of Nazareth. This baby grew up to become a central figure of the Christian religion. The impact brought about by His existence is tremendous and can be felt by all and sundry. Jesus made some ground-shaking claims that warrant serious scrutiny. 

According to Clive Staples Lewis, Jesus statements are so extraordinary that someone looking at them is left in a trilemma: He was either a lunatic, liar, or Lord.

I think the best way to challenge Christianity is to attack the divinity of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. And those who are engaged in this line of work know it too well. That is why it is easy to question the historicity of Jesus and not that one of Alexander the Great.

Mythicists are at the forefront of this bandwagon of anti-Jesus banditry. There are outrageous claims that have been peddled to show that Jesus was just a mythical figure as was Mithras and Horus.

Another clique has also claimed that Jesus never said He was God.

We have looked at these issues in the past and we shall continue to explore them.

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