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     The closest relationship for the span of humanity is between a father and his son. The father dreams of the day he can pass the knowledge he has gained through his life into his son. A father dreams of building a kingdom, however big it may be, and leaving it to his son.

     The Roman calender has two months added to it, July and August. July for Julius Caesar, August for Caesar Augustus. Julius had no living heir so he named Augustus, his nephew, his heir, his "son", if you will. 

Romans 8-14 "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

Romans 8-15 "The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

     When Jesus said “I am the son of God/Man,” do you think he meant he is literally the son of God or do you think he was speaking in philosophical terms, a metaphor to convey the connection he had to God? If he was speaking philosophically, does that mean the Bible is not a holy book conveying the literal word of God? If the Bible is a work of philosophical literature, does that mean we then must re-evaluate it and treat it with the same hands we treat Platos retelling of Socrates? Do we then apply a Jesus Equation, a lens to interpret the Bible with an error rate because the Bible isn’t the actual teachings of Jesus, the philosopher, and a retelling of Jesus’s word, so we can never be sure what Jesus truly said. Which leads us to an agreement that the Bible is not “God’s law” and should never be taken as the word of God or a religious text, seeing as religion and its texts are inventions of humanity and do not occur within the natural world.

     If Jesus was a philosopher, could it be possible that he studied Buddhist Philosophy during the 18 years that are so conveniently missing from the Bible? Could it be that Jesus traveled through India studying from Yogis to Buddhist and upon returning home he was baptized. During that baptism, he had his moment of non-duality which revealed to him his destiny. What followed after was the teachings of Buddhist retold with a Jewish slant ultimately leading to the formation of Christianity based on the retelling of Jesus’s life some 30-40 years after his death. Just like Socrates, Jesus was killed for speaking his mind. Just like Socrates, Jesus's words were misrepresented by the people who followed him.