When will Jesus die ?
No one seems to be posting here any more, so I'll just throw another of my rants out there.
One common criticism of atheism is that it provides us no hope after death. Well, I don't believe in death, at least not the way the word is commonly used, so it doesn't really concern me. But most importantly, Christianity does not tell us of our life after death, but of our soul's persistence after death. I'm not a soul, I'm a material, human being, acting in a material world : so this doesn't concern me either. And it shouldn't concern anyone, since no one is a soul.
No, everything has a beginning and an end, even the life of the gods. See the "List of Thousands of Dead Gods", on my ministry, for a sample. All these gods are utterly and completely dead.
What about Jesus ? From what we know about Q Document, he was probably born between 40 and 80 CE. He came into existence through the writings of insane, dirty Jews who thought the end of th world was coming in their generation, and preached the abandon of material goods. Poor as they were, I'm guessing they didn't have much to lose.
Now, the rise of science, literacy and globalization have taken Jesus ill. He is still the most popular deity in the world, but his grip on the Western world is fading into secularism, pop psychology and the ego-based beliefs of the New Age. He still grips the third world in his cruel hand, blocking the adoption of birth control and imposing Western self-righteousness against their attempts at improving their lot.
This former insane fanatic failed cult leader, Jesus, and his amoral, immoral, cruel, exploitative thugs and cronies still roam the Earth... but for how long ? May Providence let our future generations bury this maniac.