“Fairy Tales”

By • May 31st, 2017 • Category: Lead Story, The Z Chronicles

International Wire Services – May 31, 2017 – by Z

“Fairy Tales”

A lot of the posts you will read – if you are treated to that delightful conversation dominated by science and the educated – are condescending denunciations of those who deny science and believe in “fairy tales,” “stupid,” “morons,” “f**king idiots.”  While the supporting arguments and evidence might be thin – the pejoratives are superfluous.

Let’s just take a single example of one of these morons that believed in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.  History records that the Peter was a disciple of Jesus and that he even went to Rome to preach this Gospel, the “euangelion” – the information given by the “angel.”  Rome was the political, cultural, technological center of the world – and they didn’t receive Peter very well, evidenced by the fact that history also records him being crucified upside down in Rome.

“The death of Peter is attested to by Tertullian at the end of the 2nd century, in his Prescription Against Heretics, noting that Peter endured a passion like his Lord’s: In his work Scorpiace 15, he also speaks of Peter’s crucifixion: “The budding faith Nero first made bloody in Rome. There Peter was girded by another, since he was bound to the cross”.”  – Wikipedia

You might ask yourself what kind of “moron” would endure such cruel torture rather than deny faith in Jesus of Nazareth and the imaginary God he preached.

Here are Peter’s own words.

“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.  For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.” – Peter

Peter, and the rest of the writers of the Gospel, not only proclaimed to be “eyewitnesses” of what they preached – but were publicly and cruelly executed when they refused to recant.  Peter himself gives you the reason for this,

“we have not followed cunningly devised fables.”

The disciples of Jesus of Nazareth were not working with a hypothesis – or a theory – or speculation – or imagination – they were working with what science would call “empirical” or “firsthand evidence.”

They had seen the lepers cleansed, the blind received their sight, the lame walked, the dead were raised. They had seen Jesus command the wind and the sea – multiply loaves and fishes to feed thousands – they had walked with him and lived with him – seen him crucified and buried in a tomb – and resurrected.  He had stayed with them for 40 days after his resurrection and taught them of things to come.

Additionally, the men and women who received as true this understanding of reality that Jesus taught – not just the first generation – not even ending with the second or third generation – but to this day, disciples of the teaching are doing the same,

. . . the lepers are cleansed, the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the dead are raised – and publicly these believers still refuse to denounce their understandings and the empirical evidence before them to their own hurt – yes, even to their own death.

-Z

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