Thursday, June 3, 2021

Original Sin & The Messianic Myth Revisited

The orthodox Catholic concept of "original sin" was inserted into the official dogma about 300 years after the advent of Yeshua (Jesus the Christ) at the Council of Nicaea. Those who disagreed were either excommunicated (if they were lucky)... or imprisoned or poisoned (or both). 

Christian dogma postulates disobedience as the Original Sin - an euphemistic allusion to Eve's succumbing to temptation and tasting of the Forbidden Fruit. My general worldview may, here and there, correspond with what you might term "Christian" - but there the comparison must stop. 

I have always been inspired and influenced by the archetypal figure of Yeshua and do not shy away from referring occasionally to a state of being some call Christ consciousness. However, I feel that those who consider themselves Christians are greatly mistaken, for their theology issues for the most part from the rantings of a neurotic - nay, psychotic - named Saul of Tarsus (who subsequently became canonized as St. Paul). In that respect they are better off calling themselves Paulinians. 

Anyone who has experienced to any degree what Christ consciousness means becomes a Christed soul - not merely a "Christian." In effect, the Christ refers to a STATE OF BEING, like "the King" or "the President" or "the Chairman" - that's right, it's actually an office to which anyone may - indeed must - aspire, even if some prefer to use a different terminology, e.g., "Bodhisattva" instead of "Christ."

You could say that Christ consciousness is just a religious-flavored way of describing an exalted state of conscious compassion wherein one's heart chakra becomes activated and one experiences a spontaneous expansion of pure, transpersonal love for all of Life. I must add: so-called Christians pass the buck of redemption and salvation to an external authority they name "Lord Jesus Christ" - they are taught that they will be saved and granted Eternal Life just by accepting Jesus as Savior and by believing Jesus to be the only (immaculately conceived) Son of God. 

I say: only YOU can "redeem and save" yourself, by consciously choosing truth over falsehood, honesty and honor over deceit and cowardice. In other words, by reclaiming your integrity and sovereignty as lord or lady of your own domain - your physical form. And, furthermore, if you wish to believe in God... then all living beings are manifestations of the Divine, whether or not they realize it. 

Monotheism kills! 

Antares Maitreya 

(7 November 2011)