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Definition for Christianity

Posted by AlviraofDeath, 14 December 2011 · 3,865 views

I was reading a book called The Default Life (by Sam McLoughlin)

He inserted a rather interesting definition for Christianity.

(Urban Dictionary)

A cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

I thought that that was an interesting way of defining Christianity. I suppose, that yes it may seem like that to some people.

It also reminded me of how easy it is to make fun of a Christian, because some Christians say the most stupid things.

Anyways, that is all for now.

Peace,
Alvira




Hah, funny. I always check Urban dictionary daily for new slang. :)

Regarding christianity, we use a single label for a large variety of denominations held together in a loose family of sub-traditions.

A Baptist chapel in Georgia has very little in common with an Eastern Orthodox in Romania with the blazing candles & rich ikons. Two places with diverse services: one plain and hymn and Bible reading, praying and impassionate preaching, while the other has more rituals, processions, chanting, mysterious ceremonies in the light behind the screen where ikons hang, concealing most of the priestly activities.

Each faith is found in a number of countries and gain color from each region. German Lutheranism is different from the American; Ukrainian Catholicism from Irish; Greek Orthodoxy from Russian. Each religion has permeated & been permeated by a bunch of diverse cultures. This adds to the richness of human experience, but it also kibosh the problem of thinking and feeling about the variety of faiths as a single label, for they're more complicated than a single definition. We aren't just dealing with traditions - we also deal with subtraditions themselves.

Moreover a person within one family of subtraditions may find a subtradition of another family closer than one or two in her own family (the same thing takes place in human families, how marriage works).

One may have more in common with Buddhists in Sri Lanka & feel much closer to them than one may have with groups from one's own family of Christianity.

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