There is much nonsense on this thread. What would happen to the world if we all preached whatever we wanted or even made stuff up for malicioius reasons. I will take objective evidence over ignorant musings. I am a Christian. Your rantings about Christ are too much. One can be objective and believe in Christ. To ignore evidence is silly.
A computer can come up with better explanations. I know enough from Witness days to know this is merely Witness II.
So you believe in someting else, not found in the gospels, why can't you merely assert it? I feel that you are smothering us the way the Witnesses smothered us. There are many other believers on this thread who did not share your view. You cannot dismiss them by calling them atheists. As for atheists, why should they care that you make crap up? Read the Bible. The writing is often beautiful.
I don't care what you believe. What bothers me is the imposition of your views as holy and that must be followed to find Christ. Believers here have Christ. WE may follow different faith traditions but we are Christian.
Jesus did not deliver long drawn out theological explanations. This stands for x, y stands for p, etc. He taught in parables that contain contradictory tensions within themselves. His preaching was not I heard voices.
The best sign of any believer, even atheists, is how they live their lives. Objective evidence has done so much for the world. Your Christ seems puny to me. Pick up any newspaper or any piece of classical literature. The human condition itself presents many present problems and angst. Fighting over the meaning of an obscure book seems strange.
Will we be stuck here for eternity? This is worse than Kingdom Hall.