A Theory on the Origin Of Religions

 On the evolutionary scheme of things and at the start of consciousness, arguably during the pre-mammalian eons of time, reactions to the forces of nature were part of nervous system development. Not only Plantae reacted to these forces, but  Animalia and Protista did too; the animalia had mobility to help deal with the treacheries and vagaries of nature. Having mobility, as did some of the bacteria and other Protista, the Animalia reacted by moving to new areas, but genetic and chromosomal mutations did occur as well as epigenetic modifications. During the beginning of evolving to different sorts and forms, the Animalia nervous systems adapted to the stresses of nature imposed on them.  Because the chromosomal and other genetic changes, the Animalia developed behaviour patterns for self-preservation as well.  At first, some 4 (3.85) billion years ago, Ba (Ma, million years ago; Ta, thousand years ago), when first life forms arose in the prmordial soup, the course toward human life was set.  It took 3.75 Ba before the first proto-ape fossils were found which means a mere10Ma.

So, let us go back, back far in time again, to fossil evidence of this generalised ape-like creature., so far back that man had not yet evolved. We will go back about ten, yes, ten million years (10 Ma). The first apes had not yet evolved then.  This furry cat-sized animal of pre-ape form was warm-blooded, furry, nocturnal and arboreal. The place was northern present day Egypt.  In the next 7 million years, many ape forms evolved.  Gradually the succssful forms evolved a larger brain, descended to the forest floor and began to explore the new savannah plains. With this new niche and with its trees spread out,  the Pithecines explored the new areas developing better stereoscopic vision, seeing more distinctly  in the distance gradually and farther on. Later, the new larger and taller bodied  ape-like creature with more brain size, the primitive ape forms increased in inventiveness and intelligence.  Primitive tools were invented; these pre-apes went further to control parts of their immediate environment.  But, they also carried genetic and chromosomal information.  That information is resident in the genetic and hence behavioural history of the Lizard brain and parts of the paleomammalian brain.  The fight or flight response to danger had been firmly entrenched in the Reptilian brain of some 300 million years before.  Some other features in clude sex and mating, blindly following a leader to fresh feeding areas and fleeing from dangers, such as earthquakes, floods, wind storms, raging river currents, exploding volcanoes, lava flows and the like.

The time was late Miocene, the climate was moderate winters with periodic ice-ages.  A major earthquake folowing a super volcanic eruption with a volcanic winter almost wiping out Homo sapiens sapiens. This event took place some 75 Ka in the Toba Lake area of Sumatra.  Lake Toba is the site of a supervolcanic eruption that occurred an estimated 69,000 to 77,000 years ago,[2][3][4].  This was a massive, climate-changing event. The eruption is the largest known explosive eruption anywhere on Earth in the last 25 million years. Accordingly, it had global consequences, killing most humans then alive.and altering the genetic make up of humans .  It is accepted that the eruption of Toba led to a volcanic winter with a worldwide decline in temperatures between 3 to 5 °C (5 to 9 °F), and up to 15 °C (27.0 °F) in higher latitudes.

 

 Whew, now let us get on to general mammalian developement! The first mammal-like animals, the Therapids which had Amphibian ancestors, died out with the Permian/Triassic massive extinction some 250 Ma. However, with the multitude of niches emptied, new or destroyed, new animal forms, and plant forms too, evolved. Competition for niches and food sources brought about the need for these small cat-sized creatures to evolve similar changes to the stomach skin sweat glands into milk producing. Then these modified sweat glands evolved into breasts . Along with the nocturnal new mammals with fur pelt covering, a homeostatic body heat system evolved--an advanced warm-bloodedness. These changes began about 215 Ma--10 million years before the Dinosaurs came on the evolutionary scene! These small new mammals were the rugrats to the Reptiles and dinosaurs and were poised to replace them after the great bolide extinction of 65.6 Ma. With empty and new niches and armed with fur and with warm-bloodedness, the mammals began in earnest to fill in the new niches.

But before the Yucatan bolide bombardment and concomitant explosion and following cold climate times, the furry mammals evolved into pouched mammals, the monotremes around 115 Ma. Later, about 105 Ma, the first placental animals with advanced offspring development at birth evolved, an evolutionary advancement over the pouched monotremata, or kangaroo-like mammals. Tyrannus rex evolved about 68 Ma, and only 1.5 or 2 million years later to disappear with the Yucatan impacting meteorite. The small, mostly nocturnal, warm-blooded mammals survived in many niches spread throughout the planet. New limb, shoulder, speedier reflexes, and improved binocular vision capabilities evolved. A major change also occurred; the brains of mammals became more complex, sometimes changing at 10 times the normal rate of mutation--much to the disadvatage of those of lesser smarts (the time was ripe for evolution to have a breakthrough eqivalent to animals emerging from sea to land and the lake edge green algae to land plants)! [So what?] Those who competed with the evolving Homo species were out-smarted for feeding , home, play and new areas. In the search for new areas, many left Africa to eventually occupy all areas of the world. The paleo-mammalian brain was becoming more complex by adding a mantle over the limbic system; that new brain structures evolved into the neo-mammalian brain. Now, recall that the R-complex or reptilian brain evolved from a fish brain. Also, the R-complex, or brain stem, slowly added the Limbic system, now called the paleo-mammalian brain. An advanced ape form, to begin showing advances, arose, in Africa about 6.5Ma, a bit taller, it had a brain volume of about 350cc. Evolving later with precursors getting larger and brain cases larger arrived 3 or 4 Ma later. They were Austrlopithecus and Kenyanthropus with brain cases about 550cc. Later after more species with gradual increases in size and brain size, there arrived the first Homo species--Homo habilis with 680cc sized grey matter. He arrived on the scene about 1.8 Ma another H habilis fossils had a 650cc brain 1.6 Ma. H habilis had a tool kit, encamped, was erect and was bipedal. He too was pushed aside by Homo erectus--taller, more robust with a cranial capacity of 940cc. H erectus left Africa to populate southern Europe, the mid-East, the Indian sub-continent and areas about present day Indonesia. In all places it evolved into the Peking man (China) and others Like the Jaava man. H erectus learned to use fire about 1.7 Ma. Some became as tall as 1.85m.  Homo erectus, by 1.2 Ma,  had shed most of his hair and his skin turned quite dark.  These two events came together concomittantly.  The darker skin absorbed more heat as the fur/hair covering receded.  The darker skin gave an evolutionary advantage to these African Homo erectus.

Then along came the super volcanic eruption on northern Sumatra Island of Indonesia.about 75 Ka and almost wiped out most Homo species.  As Cro-Magnon pushed the H. sapiens neanderthalensis further in to the cold, it disappeared as did the H. sapiens heidelbergensis in Africa, southern Europe and environs.

Well, so what?  Homo s s has the genetic, chromosomal, physical characteristics, brain structures, and behavioural history of reptiles resident in the reptile brain; the early mammals in the limbic system or paleomammalian brain and the controlling, absrract thinking, and planning capacities of the neo-mammalian brain.  Let us examine then the past, the evolutionary past of the human Triune brain.  Over 500 million years or more, the brain genetically, chromosomally and behaviourly reacted to the outrageous climatic, orographic, bolidic smashes, volcanic winters, floods, drying of various geographic areas, massive deforestation, huge grasslands arising and others.  As the brain emerged species survival and individual survival forces became essential in genes, chromosomes, brain structures and behaviours.  Over millions of years, the mind began to emerge, yes the mind with its abstract thought processes, incipient at first, but becoming a massive tool of survival culminating in Homo sapiens sapiens, the animals with minds began to wonder at these incredible forces of nature.  Who were these wonderers?  They were the hominids--man-like apes.  Of small of brain size with the capacity to reason abstractly, a little at first and then greatly as evolution proceeded, they posited that there were hidden forces behind it all.  They well knew to get out of harms way from forest fires, flooding, earthquakes, wind storms, tornadoes, rainstorms, vulcanism and the like.  But what of the sounds of a breeze, a drizzling, a brook bubbling, echoes, distant thundercloud rumblings and the like?  They created godlets to explain the inscrutable.  As parental care became a species evolutionary tool of survival, those with more intricate and larger "nurturing centre". The nurturing spot or area, with its myriad connexions throughout the brain evolved another feeling, an addendum to "mommy is there' feeling for the nurturing moms' babes. That area of the brain is in the right temporal lobe just inside the top of the right ear.  What was that new use?  It conveniently imagined giants of power for the great cataclysmic forces to be feared and the mild gentle small giants who were nature expressing itself and not to be feared, but these hidden entities were friendly.  These brain parts are found in all Homo species, larger in the well-nurtured--even mice have them, incipient, but effective.

  So what?  Well, every brain in Homo sapiens sapiens has one!   It is a structure that is a physical component of each brain.  Each person is equipped to believe that mommy is always there and, holy shit, that hidden forces are behind nature actions.

Once, the Neo-mammalian brain evolved far enough in hominids, the underpinnings of religion were built.  Religion is here to stay.  But rational man knows there is no Hephestus, no Odin, no fairies, no ghosts (but many are scared sh--less of the idea that they are there lurking and waiting to come out and attack!).

Cave drawings have (c. 15, 000 years ago, perhaps longer ago) some hints of spirits.  Organized religion in its incipient form arose with Homo species and came to organisation within a Zoroastrian-like religion some 8000 years ago, a fire worship based belief system.  Nowadays, their are gods all over the place, the Hindu pantheon, the three neo-mystic gods, the animism gods, and the schizophrenic gods abound--love those Greek anthropomorphic gods.  Man's legacy of gods has helped form the modern world!  God/god bless the reptiles, Therapids, fishes, Hominids, and Homo antessor! 

In a letter to Joseph Dalton Hooker on February 1, 1871,[16] Charles Darwin addressed the question, suggesting that the original spark of life may have begun in a "warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, lights, heat, electricity, etc. present, so that a protein compound was chemically formed ready to undergo still more complex changes". He went on to explain that "at the present day such matter would be instantly devoured or absorbed, which would not have been the case before living creatures were formed."[17] In other words, the presence of life itself makes the search for the origin of life dependent on the sterile conditions of the laboratory.
Sidney W. Fox also experimented with abiogenesis and the primordial soup theory. In one of his experiments, he allowed amino acids to dry out as if puddled in a warm, dry spot many millions of years ago. The "miracle" was that, as they dried, the amino acids formed long, thread-like, submicroscopic molecules now named "proteinoids".

Another experiment using a similar method involved simply setting the right conditions for life to form. Dr. Fox collected volcanic material from a cinder cone in Hawaii, but discovered that the temperature was over 100 degrees celsius just four inches beneath the surface of the cinder cone. Might this have been the environment in which life was created - molecules could have formed and then been washed through the loose volcanic ash and into the sea by water? Dr. Fox certainly thought so. He placed hunks of lava over amino acids derived from methane, ammonia and water. With everything sterilized, he baked the lava over the amino acids for a few hours in a glass oven. A brown, sticky substance formed over the surface and when the lava was drenched in sterilized water it formed a thick, brown liquid. Although it looked unpromising, it was actually one of the most incredible discoveries in abiogenesis to this day. The amino acids combined to form proteinoids, but the proteinoids had combined to form small, cell-like spheres. He called these "microspheres," also known as protobionts. They were not true cells, although they clumped together in chains as do blue-green algae, they reproduced asexually and could form double membranes through which diffusion of molecules and osmosis could occur, yet they had no DNA. Professor Colin S. Pittendrigh stated in December 1967 that "laboratories will be creating a living cell within ten years."

 When did earth life begin?  Read the S.W. Fox article and others, and one must conclude that 'Earth Life' began some 3.8 to 3.9 Ba, period.  One must think of Chaos, fractals, evolutionary clades, TIME, and a chance accident--I prefer accident, an accident that was inevitable!  Chance in the chaos of 'earth soup', use applied fractalization and clades of present life forms and fossil thereof applied backward, which results in the Great Accident!  Remember to insert time since solidifcation of the earth from the chaotic mess of bolides circulating about a gravitational centre eventuall forming earth and other planets some 4.5 Ba. The result of a mathematical odds accident and BINGO, life begins--probably in a few to several earth places and with the self-same similar structures--what other forms could there be but self-replicating DNA and much RNA about?  Reference: see  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geologic_time_scale , and read again about Fox, please. above.

 

 


 

Biologist Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss on Threose NA vs DNA
In a letter to Joseph Dalton Hooker on February 1, 1871,[16] Charles Darwin addressed the question, suggesting that the original spark of life may have begun in a "warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, lights, heat, electricity, etc. present, so that a protein compound was chemically formed ready to undergo still more complex changes". He went on to explain that "at the present day such matter would be instantly devoured or absorbed, which would not have been the case before living creatures were formed."[17] In other words, the presence of life itself makes the search for the origin of life dependent on the sterile conditions of the laboratory.
Sidney W. Fox also experimented with abiogenesis and the primordial soup theory. In one of his experiments, he allowed amino acids to dry out as if puddled in a warm, dry spot many millions of years ago. The "miracle" was that, as they dried, the amino acids formed long, thread-like, submicroscopic molecules now named "proteinoids".

Another experiment using a similar method involved simply setting the right conditions for life to form. Dr. Fox collected volcanic material from a cinder cone in Hawaii, but discovered that the temperature was over 100 degrees celsius just four inches beneath the surface of the cinder cone. Might this have been the environment in which life was created - molecules could have formed and then been washed through the loose volcanic ash and into the sea by water? Dr. Fox certainly thought so. He placed hunks of lava over amino acids derived from methane, ammonia and water. With everything sterilized, he baked the lava over the amino acids for a few hours in a glass oven. A brown, sticky substance formed over the surface and when the lava was drenched in sterilized water it formed a thick, brown liquid. Although it looked unpromising, it was actually one of the most incredible discoveries in abiogenesis to this day. The amino acids combined to form proteinoids, but the proteinoids had combined to form small, cell-like spheres. He called these "microspheres," also known as protobionts. They were not true cells, although they clumped together in chains as do blue-green algae, they reproduced asexually and could form double membranes through which diffusion of molecules and osmosis could occur, yet they had no DNA. Professor Colin S. Pittendrigh stated in December 1967 that "laboratories will be creating a living cell within ten years."

Early conditions

Main article: Timeline of evolution
Morse and MacKenzie have suggested that oceans may have appeared first in the Hadean eon, as soon as two hundred million years (200 Ma) after the Earth was formed, in a hot 100 °C (212 °F) reducing environment, and that the pH of about 5.8 rose rapidly towards neutral.[24] This has been supported by Wilde[3] who has pushed the date of the zircon crystals found in the metamorphosed quartzite of Mount Narryer in Western Australia, previously thought to be 4.1–4.2 Ga, to 4.404 Ga. This means that oceans and continental crust existed within 150 Ma of Earth's formation.

Despite this, the Hadean environment was one highly hazardous to life. Frequent collisions with large objects, up to 500 kilometres (310 miles) in diameter, would have been sufficient to vaporise the ocean within a few months of impact, with hot steam mixed with rock vapour leading to high altitude clouds completely covering the planet. After a few months the height of these clouds would have begun to decrease but the cloud base would still have been elevated for about the next thousand years. After that, it would have begun to rain at low altitude. For another two thousand years rains would slowly have drawn down the height of the clouds, returning the oceans to their original depth only 3,000 years after the impact event.[25]

Between 3.8 and 4.1 Ga, changes in the orbits of the gaseous giant planets may have caused a late heavy bombardment that pockmarked the Moon and the other inner planets (Mercury, Mars, and presumably Earth and Venus). This would likely have sterilized the planet, had life appeared before that time.

By examining the time interval between such devastating environmental events, the time interval when life might first have come into existence can be found for different early environments. The study by Maher and Stevenson shows that if the deep marine hydrothermal setting provides a suitable site for the origin of life, abiogenesis could have happened as early as 4.0 to 4.2 Ga, whereas if it occurred at the surface of the Earth abiogenesis could only have occurred between 3.7 and 4.0 Ga.[26]

Other research suggests a colder start to life. Work by Leslie Orgel and colleagues on the synthesis of purines has shown that freezing temperatures are advantageous, due to the concentrating effect for key precursors such as hydrogen cyanide.[27] Research by Stanley Miller and colleagues suggested that while adenine and guanine require freezing conditions for synthesis, cytosine and uracil may require boiling temperatures.[28] Based on this research, Miller suggested a beginning of life involving freezing conditions and exploding meteorites.[29] An article in Discover Magazine points to research by the Miller group indicating the formation of seven different amino acids and 11 types of nucleobases in ice when ammonia and cyanide were left in a freezer from 1972–1997.[30][31] This article also describes research by Christof Biebricher showing the formation of RNA molecules 400 bases long under freezing conditions using an RNA template, a single-strand chain of RNA that guides the formation of a new strand of RNA. As that new RNA strand grows, it adheres to the template.[32] The explanation given for the unusual speed of these reactions at such a low temperature is eutectic freezing. As an ice crystal forms, it stays pure: only molecules of water join the growing crystal, while impurities like salt or cyanide are excluded. These impurities become crowded in microscopic pockets of liquid within the ice, and this crowding causes the molecules to collide more often.

Evidence of the early appearance of life comes from the Isua supercrustal belt in Western Greenland and from similar formations in the nearby Akilia Islands. Carbon entering into rock formations has a ratio of Carbon-13 (13C) to Carbon-12 (12C) of about −5.5 (in units of δ13C), where because of a preferential biotic uptake of 12C, biomass has a δ13C of between −20 and −30. These isotopic fingerprints are preserved in the sediments, and Mojzis has used this technique to suggest that life existed on the planet already by 3.85 billion years ago.[33] Lazcano and Miller (1994) suggest that the rapidity of the evolution of life is dictated by the rate of recirculating water through mid-ocean submarine vents. Complete recirculation takes 10 million years, thus any organic compounds produced by then would be altered or destroyed by temperatures exceeding 300 °C (572 °F). They estimate that the development of a 100 kilobase genome of a DNA/protein primitive heterotroph into a 7000 gene filamentous cyanobacterium would have required only 7 Ma.[34] The Nobel Prize winning chemist, Christian de Duve, argues that the determination of chemistry means that "life has to emerge quickly... Chemical reactions happen quickly or not at all; if any reaction takes a millennium to complete then the chances are all the reagents will simply dissipate or breakdown in the meantime, unless they are replenished by other faster reactions".[35][36]

~~~parts of brain evolutionarily altered by millennia of wonderment at earth forces: earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, and so on ... . hence ESP/God/Religion/snake medicine cures, etc. ... are the results!             

                 GENEVA, Switzerland (UPI) -- The search for the so-called God particle, underpinning theories of mass and gravity, could be over by the end of next year, researchers in Switzerland say. 

If the subatomic particle predicted by theory and known as the Higgs boson exists, then the Large Hadron Collider of the European Organization for Nuclear Research Geneva will detect it by the end of 2012, a scientists involved in the search said. 

"I am pretty confident that towards the end of 2012 we will have an answer to the Shakespeare question of the Higgs boson: to be or not to be?" Rolf-Dieter Heuer told Britain's The Independent. 

"But not finding the Higgs will not be a failure; on the contrary," he said. 

If the collider fails to produce evidence of the Higgs, something even more mysterious must explain mass and gravity, Heuer said. 

This would require an overhaul of the "standard model" of physics that has guided scientists for decades, he said. 

"If it does not exist, and therefore we do not find it, then we must find something else which takes up the job of the Higgs, namely giving up mass to elementary particles," he said. 

Researcher Guido Tonelli said physics was on the verge of changing the way we view and understand the universe. 

"Physics will not be the same after 2012," he said. "This will probably change our vision of the world. It will have an impact on the future, depending on what we discover or don't discover."

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My comment: hmmm, have these guys thought of looking for pure energy that may later transform into strings or into other basic particles like charm and up?

 Study: Odds against existence of ESP

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) -- Recent claims for the existence of extra-sensory perception don't stand up to statistical analysis, U.S. and European researchers said. 

Jeffrey Rouder and Richard Morey from the University of Missouri, along with colleagues at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, analyzed experiments by psychologist Daryl Bem of Cornell University, who is claiming evidence for ESP. 

Their application of a relatively new statistical method that quantifies how beliefs should change in light of data suggests there is only modest evidence behind Bem's findings that people can feel, or sense, events in the future that could not otherwise be anticipated and cannot be explained by chance alone. 

Statistically, beliefs are odds, they say. For example, a skeptic might hold odds that ESP is a long shot at a million-to-one, while a believer might believe it is as possible as not (one-to-one odds). 

Rouder and Morey show Bem's experiments might change belief by a factor of 40 in favor of ESP. The believer should now be 40-to-1 sure of ESP, while the skeptic should be 25000-to-1 sure against it, they said. 

The skeptic's odds are appropriate, Rouder and Morey conclude in their study, appearing online in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 

"We remain unconvinced of the viability of ESP. There is no plausible mechanism for it, and it seems contradicted by well-substantiated theories in both physics and biology," they wrote. "Against this background, a change in odds of 40 is negligible."

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Answer on 'God particle' likely in 2012

 

Long conclusion key words to sequence and arrange logically: roles of male and female, evolution, advances in mammalian brains, paleo and neo- mammalian brains, descent from the trees, shoulder flexibility and hip changes, success of more flexibility, success of small warm-bloodedness (birds did it in the air; mammals on land, some in water), binocular vision, odour detection, competetive ness in foraging, capturing prey, escape mechanisms, agility in trees, , expanding plains, descent to forest floor and edges, new niches on land, emergence of monkeys and apes, groups, care of offspring, increased care of young, increasing bonding, species preservation, signalling, communications, vocabulary of grunts, consciousness-awareness of self, recognition, group success, guile, deception, neo-mammilian brain, generalized ape fprm, monkeys and apes. fight or flight--loud voices success, male strength, depth of vision, female multi-tasking, male space-time skills, similar feeding needs among similar evolved in first monkeys and apes, 'troupe' raids, alpha male syndrome, alpha female syndrome, intelligence factors thereof, tool makind leading to success of groups of similar monkeys/apes, niches, honing of intelligence--Cro Magnon into H. ss, success in exploiting niches, weaker and lesser in intellect shunted to less desirable niches, emergence of sign language, art, glottis evolution, verbal advances, success of groups, small groups successes from genetic changes, success of bi-pedalism--travel--need for comms and self-idenitity and smarts and guile, new niches to explore, Africa the hotbed of primate evolution, out of Africa, Homo erectus, tools, communications, roles of male and female become very distinct since placenta 105 Ma,

In animal groups (plants and Protista too, but clearly not so obvious) of the same species there is much competition, not only in individuals but in groups as in a pack of wolves seeking prey. What are these areas? They are food, water, mates, nesting areas, hunting areas, fresh air, and play areas. Similar groups with similar hunting and gathering habits are also in competition. A prime example is the competieion between the Homo sapiens sub species, namely in this example, the Homo sapiens sapiens and Homo sapiens neanderthaensis (H. ss and H. sn). One may, I do, include H. sapiens heidlebergensis, but not here due to space. However all three had more complex and advanced cultures (tools, art forms, dress, weapons, use of fire among others) over the more primitive Homo erectus. (H. erectus widespread with H. sapiens neanderthalensis and H. sapiens heidelbergensis--forced out by superior brains and efficiency of H. sapiens sapiens (Cro-Magnon man). During the forcing out, there was some inter breeding and stealing women, young males,etc.)

Yes, you are a child that faced rejection early on, u have been crying (very needful for love and acceptance) all these years. Your aches and pains represent that. (be mindful that you have aches and pains, but I fear that they should be mostly gone, but for your rejection, and all the treatment should have helped a lot).
 
Your religion failed you in that you were not instructed properly of how to love God/Christ. God and Christ are parent symbols, your parents’ symbols. Perhaps add to your EFT :” in spite of whatever, I love my Christ and all that he stands for”. This sort of love will give you the power to be you and to love and care for yourself. For you, you are the most important person in the whole world. Accept love of self into your heart, including being you with all your foibles. Total acceptance will give you freedom to be you. If it is hard to do, then let Christ into your heart and when you realize He has taught you that you are worth loving, then you are able to love you and your inner self and your inner child. Both these two will love you completely and give you freedom to be you. When that is realized, yours is the earth and every thing in it, and you will be a woman my dearest Melanie. You will be ok and u will be ok to others.
 
You see, there is Christ the man and Christ the Myth. The man was fathered by Pantera, a Roman Centurion. They could not marry, she was of royalty and he wasn’t allowed to marry a Jew. Christ the Myth is all metaphor and the myths of Greece, Mesopotamia, Rome and Egypt that were blended into the Myth of Christ. Christ is a Symbol that was created by man.

 
I might add that Christianity, in spite of a sordid history of abuse by priests, popes and kings, has become the best of all religions, especially because it includes the 5 basic principal reasons of why humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) are so successful. They are love, care, bond, hope and the power of speech. No other religion has all 5 in spades as does Christianity. Christ is The Prince of Peace and the adherent of these five pillars of humanity. American Capitalism, Dictatorships, and most Kingdoms do not. But most religions of natives and primitive tribes do, but are not considered legitimate by most as being illogically organised and lack a complex priesthood.
Speech: sermon on the Mount,
Christ is love,
Christ cared for humanity (read Bible, esp. Matthew for His 7 mercies).
 
Christ was bonded to his followers and all others,
Christ is the symbol of hope which he emphasized that mankind have hope for salvation and inner peace when they let go of greed and blatant materialism, and
Christ’s example represents salvation for mankind.
  The poem following is by an Homo sapiens sapiens exhibiting the abstractions of imagination found only in Homo sapiens and to its highest degree in Homo sapiens sapiens.

In my mind

I hold you close
and lull
you
to sleep
with soft gentle breathing
you lie there
 
a bit open are
your lips
red lips
 
eyes closed
and warm body close to mine
we drift together
 
in a stream of forgetfulness
we
drift to dreamland
entwined in body
and spirit
 
a dove of peace
a rose of redness
beautiful redness
laced into your hair
we drift
into love

and drift~~~ rm
Copyright [2013] Harvey Harte