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Early morning mind oddness. - RJ's LJ - WTF is my way of life.
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Early morning mind oddness.
LJ cutting, for I'm about to get weird here. And probably get some flack. Don't really care.

Okay, I'm Catholic. I fucking admit this. But one very odd question has been gnawing at my mind for some time now, and If I don't put it down, I'll go fucking nuts here. So...

What if Jesus Christ was just viewed as the 1st century's David Koresh? And the CRUCIFIXION was the 1st century version of the ATF/Janet Reno thing? (But instead of sending in tanks because of the lack of technology to do so, Jesus' ass was nailed to a couple of 2x4's.)

I mean, here's a guy saying he's the son of God. We've had guys say that during my lifetime. A lot of people thought they were nuts. Who here can say if people back then did or didn't think Jesus was nuts for saying the same thing?

... You know, I'm probably getting my own personal level of hell built. All just for me. C'mon, we'll have a beach party on the lake of fire! :P

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I think of odd shit at work. The whole Gods' chatroom was made up while I was at work. So this one ran through my head at work and didn't disappear like the mass majority of the rest.

Could you imagine LJ at another time in history? And no, I'm not talking about "Famous historical figures journal" you see pop up on LJ every so often. I'm talking about normal John and Jane Anybody writing about surviving in Germany in WW2, hearing about Columbus finding "a shorter route to Asia", or watching Rome burn while Nero played. All on his or her LiveJournal.

... But there probably would still be god-knows-how many angst filled emo journals whining about the War of 1812, and millions upon millions of "What Revolutionary war General are you?" quizzes/memes. Come with the territory. :P

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Okay, a little help here, because I'm blanking here like you wouldn't believe. I have a couple of mixes/mash-up that I can place one of the bands/artists, but can't place the other.

http://www.awows.com/temp/mu12.mp3

http://www.awows.com/temp/mu17.mp3

The first is bugging me, but not as bad as the second. I've probably heard the song at the beginning an insane number of times, but it's stuck in the back of my head. It's like hearing it through a door; You know what it is, but you're not sure. And until you open the door or finally remember, it'll drive you nuts.

(Yeah, I know the second is mixed with J-lo/50 Cent. Shut. Up. :P)

Okay, bed. Quarter to five in the morning is a very odd time for me to be asking things. :P

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Feels like: weird weird
Sounds: Mash-up - Beastie Boys vs Andrew W.K.

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lassarina From: lassarina Date: February 27th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You make an excellent point about JEsus; consider that the Sanhedrin wanted him condemned solely because he made the claim. I'm sure lots of people thought he was just out of his mind.

As far as historical LJs, I feel compelled to mock the angst/emo with the following: "PERSONAL DECAY! my family is making me marry the Duke of Somerset! I don't wanna! blahblahblah! PERSONAL DECAY!" But yes, it would be very neat to read past LJs ^_^
newaz From: newaz Date: February 27th, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know the first one from somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

The second one, however, is none other than Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box".

*pow*
From: imperatorr Date: February 28th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I think the difference between Jesus and, say, David Khoresh and Sun Myung Moon is that Jesus didn't attempt to manipulate or goad anyone into doing anything, whereas say Khoresh trapped 13 year old wgirls in his compound and had his way with them, and Sun Myung Moon is a political hack that uses religion to excise influence and money from people.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's basically the quality of the person's life and not the messiah-claiming that's important here. Doubtlessly people back then were worried about Jesus, but I don't think his behavoir was as out and out troubling as your modern day examples.
From: quasipenfold Date: March 1st, 2005 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Is that the best you can do? :P

Try this: have you ever noticed that the Old Testament is all plagues and smiting, but the New Testament is love and forgiveness? What if there was another war in Heaven, and the rather vengeful God that created the world was overthrown? In order to pull the people away from the old religion without creating thirty-one flavors of utter pandemonium, one member of the winning side found some yokel named Mary, and either impregnated or was carried by her, with the resulting child given the mission to convert people to the new religion under the guise of a "Messiah" and son of the deity of the old religion.


...when you finally move into your personal level of Hell, please remember not to wear boots. I don't want to spend eternity hearing the thud of your footsteps coming from the ceiling of my personal level of Hell. :P
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