"Tis sport to see the engineer hoist with his own petard"
The Christian Churches and Islam use the Bible and the Koran to manipulate hearts and minds. This blog will endeavour to free hearts and minds with the very same weapons.
Does this sound stuffy and grandiose? Maybe, but it's passionate too...
At the outset, it should be stated that the only doctrine preached by Jesus and his discipes was love-love of God and love of fellow man. Because love is basically spiritual, of greater depth than words, it permits of no doctrinalisation. Love is a drawing power. If it is to be reciprocated, it can never be coerced.
And so it was that the priestly-miltary junta ruling Jerusalem achieved what they most desired to avoid - galvanising and centralising the drawing power of love around the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
The doctrines of two of the world's major religions are based on the coercive power of fear i.e. it is claimed that none can be saved unless he or she have the "faith".
These doctrines will be dealt with fully in following posts.