Not societal norms – family gatherings, Friday off, chocolate egg hunts or turkey dinners – the ultimate proof event for Christians – Easter, resurrection of Jesus.
- to bring (a dead person) back to life
- to cause (something that had ended or been forgotten or lost) to exist again, to be used again
I like re-examining my beliefs. Not sure mine change much, day to day or year over year. I long ago rejected belief in God notwithstanding a fairly typical (growing up white, protestant, Canadian in 50’s and 60’s) childhood indoctrination to Christianity. And, we had chocolate eggs and bunnies.
History is murky – turbulent, in terms of what happened and how dodgy records and antiquities shroud what did or didn’t really happen. Mystery, a shroud, a following. Two thousand years. Ancient ‘cold case’ we might see on TV – who did what, when, and were illusionists involved? Did he live and die? Was it a trick, is everyone’s belief in the writings of many authors later bound into one book (as if they were chapters in a singular novel/text book of life instruction) to be authentic? Societies, faiths, countries and legal systems have been built upon this Judeo-Christian ethic foundation, of old testament beliefs and new testament ‘interpretations’. Christians believe him the son of god. Jews believe he was a good rabbinical student, not messiah.
Since adolescence, I’ve been in the skeptic camp. Not opposed to anyone in any other camp …
For Christ – for anyone, the significance of life is not how we are remembered, or not, two thousand years from now, but about how we live. Here. Now.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -2C/28F, dead-calm, clear and still nippy; Gusta happy – and me too (while I was out I got a text from Carla – pictures of Isla and Alex unwrapping Easter eggs and other goodies …
If you liked any Musing column, it would mean a lot to me if you let me know. Comments always welcome - please contribute to the discussion. Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn. You can sign-up friends at: MarkMusing.com . This site is updated daily, each column is retained in the archive when the next day's column is loaded ...
I publish FACILITYCalgary, weekly newsletter, free every Tuesday; to sign up, CLICK HERE