On 2007-01-10, wundergeek wrote:
I feel obligated to point out that it would be hard to make a case for the infinite nature of God had Jesus not been Incarnated. God is infinite, which means that God encompasses EVERYTHING - human existance as well as things outside/unknowable to human existance. But God can’t exactly encompass human existence without having been human, and if God is limited then God isn’t infinite.
Heh. Fun with logic.
Whether or not “Jesus the dude” = “Jesus the Second Person of the Trinity” is totally a leap of faith. But then again, ANY religion at its heart requires a totally illogical leap of faith.
Islam: The Quran is WORD FOR WORD accurate and was given to Mohammad by the Archangel Gabriel? Prove it. (How do we know Mohammad didn’t just pull the Quran out of his ass?)
Israel: You’re God’s chosen people, whom God has shepherded throughout history? Prove it. (How do we know the Israelites weren’t just tremendously egocentric?)
Christianity: This guy who nobody in power liked got put to death, and a bunch of people told us he’s God, so it must be true! Prove it. (Anyone ever played a game of broken telephone?)
...I would go on, but sadly my knowledge of non-mainstream-western religion is woefully inadequate.