The previous post was meant to stand in line behind the post from yesterday, relinked today, on a new radical Xtianity. This new interpretation is tailormade for such a new initiative. We can see that a future Xtianity must radically move beyond its sources and can waste no further time over theological myths. But the fascinating catch is that we can see the secular version, but not that of most atheist secularists, is more remarkable than the infantile epic history have given us, and this revised view more than gives new foundation for religious history. But the pitfalls near ingrained stupidity of religionists is probably going to make the whole thing a lost cause, to say nothing of the nullity of atheist debunking accounts.
Something very mysterious happened in the center of world history. We need to graduate from the Old Testament account, to make use of it and to understand it.
We don’t need the mythical theology anymore, so why not drop it. I think that the whole game derailed several times, so the problems are nothing new.
In fact, the Xtians were the first to try and upgrade the Old Testament, with confusing results, and a legacy of antisemitism. But the outcome of two religions instead of one was a source of consternation to many who lamented the failure of the first great world religion, in a jackknifing collision with its source.
In general the legacy of Biblical literalism has failed, and is obstructing a much simpler, and actually quite rational view of emergent relgion in the context of world history and its Axial Ages. In general, it is sad, but likely, that the rigidity of traditionalists is going to block the progress of Xtianity, and precipitate its disappearance, to the cackling laughters of the New Atheists, who have totally misunderstood the issues here.