Christians cite the Hebrew Scriptures as their starting point. They gleefully think that the Bible (which was constructed to be self-evident) predicted Jesus. Using the prophetic books of the Old Testament, and the stories of animal sacrifice, a theology is woven together about a “son of god,” who would save mankind.
This is what the door knockers will tell you, but once you mix with Christians, a whole different side starts to appear… you begin to see their politics… their racism… their bigotries.
El and Canaan
The Abrahamic faith model of Islam, Judaism and Christianity tells a story that the first people (Adam and Eve) knew god and through them and their decedents the Bible was written.
Reality conveys a different idea. There was a time when the Hebrew culture wasn’t yet formed. There was instead a religious movement in the area later known as Canaan. Canaanite religions were very violent. Each was built around the ideas of animal and human sacrifice.
Of these Canaanite religions, one began to form and separate itself. It was called El. Similar to Canaanite religious butchery, it was different in one significant way – it believed there was only one god.
As time marched on, the Hebrew culture evolved and from it a religious tapestry of a god using various names, including “El-Shadai” and “Elohim.” Names prepending with the sound “El,” where names of god, while names appending with the “-el” sound were the names of god’s angels. It has to be more than coincidence.
Modern Jewish people today, often treat they’re scriptures as allegory. Literalists, like the modern Evangelical, can not accept that. For them, the Bible is quite literal. They see a need for blood sacrifice.
This idea of sacrifice is brought into the New Testament theology of the death of Jesus. From that, each person (they claim), has access to eternal forgiveness and salvation.
While the modern Jewish person doesn’t go around killing lambs every Friday night, the Christian kills Jesus every night they want to masturbate to some pornography. Each time the Christian desires to steal, lie, manipulate and backstab others, they kill their mythical Jesus once again – using him as their daily sacrifice for their mistakes.
While some cultures have changed over time, others (such as Evangelicals) have become even more like the religion of El – their founding faith.