One of the things that most bothered me about the Bible, is the narcasist, lunatic Jehovah who orders killings of women, children, starts wars, etc....and the advent of peaceful Jesus. The two are not "of the same", at least not to me. Some people say that Jehovah was a killer to protect "His" people, but couldn't a perfect, all-knowing God have found a way better then to walk on the Earth and tell Abraham to kill his first born son?
On my spiritual journey, I now see how the earlier gods (Roman, Greek, pagan) are intertwined into the Old Testament. But, the advent of Jesus in the New Testament really bothers me.
A year, American PBS did a story on the life of Buddha. Much of Buddha's life parallelled Jesus's life. Born of Kings, virgin birth, trees, 40 days of fasting, split 1 bread/log to feed/warm many, tempted by "Devil", walked on water, raised dead, healed people, reached understanding in 30s, spoke of peace, turning other cheek, baptism by water, 12 disciples, dinner before death, rose in 3 days, etc. Buddha lived several centuries before Jesus, but the two lives were so uncanny familiar....that there may be some merit that Jesus was a Buddhist. I posted an earlier thread on it.
Across the pond, the BBC has done a documentary, "Was Jesus a Buddhist Monk?" And, it tries to explain where Jesus went from 14 to 29 years, and after his death. I think this is a fascinating find.
This first video is long. I will post another, shorter one after it.
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This BBC 4 documentary examines the question "Did Jesus Die?". It looks at a bunch of ideas around this question until minute 25, where this examination of ideas takes a very logical and grounded turn with surprising conclusions that demonstrate...
The three wise men were Buddhist monks who found Jesus and came back for him around puberty. After being trained in a Buddhist Monastery he spread the Buddhist philosophy, survived the crucifixion, and escaped to Kashmir, Afghanistan where he died an old man at the age of 80