In what sense was Jesus an Atheist?


Theism is typically a monotheistic doctrine concerning the nature of God, and that God’s relationship to the universe. In other words, the “God” of institutional Christianity. Many people who come to a place of doubt about their beliefs, deconstruct their long unquestioned notions about God and can no longer in good conscious subscribe to them. Non-belief in the “God” of Christianity is not a complete rejection of the divine; it’s a divestment of belief in the traditional theistic God. Jesus himself did not subscribe to the notion of “God” that Christianity ultimately created. Many people’s view or understanding of God changes and evolves, especially those who have walked through the process of shedding religion. You should know you are not alone. There is a way that many of us resonate with atheism in the sense that we can no longer hold our previous views of God. It’s often the case that you have to let your old “God” die, in order to move forward with your spiritual liberation. Jesus said you can’t pour new wine into an old wineskin; it won’t work. You are not going to be able to fit your new live and liberation into your old concepts of God. This is part of the journey.

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