i greatly appreciate everything you had to say, especially your explanation for what philemon meant. ( i was not really sure...because of the great concern about EGO...) i am very new to this kind of forum, fascinated with it and grateful for the opportunity to listen and share. i am naive and not as informed or experienced as others in these areas. i have become a bit apprehensive, because what i have observed in a short period of time is a bit of ego, but more so, what sometimes appears as over-sensitivity about how some posters articulate/back up their statements or beliefs.
back to Christianity and myths and Jesus...and again, this is a personal feeling...but i just don't think real Christianity portrays any of those things that turn people off. i am not for fire and brimstone...but if not a fear in life...maybe just at least some accountability for one's actions. not having that, or any faith or belief in a higher power, i believe, causes some people to do some really rotten things. bottom line...i try to keep it simple...Jesus wasn't all that sophisticated or complicated. thanks!