If Jesus’ teachings were not much different from Judaism, He would not be accused of blasphemy, would not have been demanded to be crucified by the Jews. Would not have been crucified. The objective evidence I dare say does not line up with your assessment of Jesus’ teachings.

Note, Jesus did not teach ‘to love your neighbor as yourself’. He taught to love as He has loved.

No matter what anyone may say about Jesus’ supposed followers, people who through the centuries either have been genuinely flawed people, or charlatans looking to profit from professed following, Jesus’ character is spotless.

The question to ask is,

Can we anywhere in Jesus’ teachings find a teaching which can be used as springboard for persecuting non-Christians? Can love ever persecute?

The answer of course is a resounding No! And is part of the essence of my post.

Note that when Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome became a Christian, He explicitly edicted that no one would be persecuted for not becoming a Christian.

Most of the time that non-Christians have supposedly been persecuted, it has been for political reasons, not spiritual. The average Christian never was involved. Always was some religious establishment or the state.

Validity of a philosophy of spirituality must be judged on it’s merits, not on the merits of it’s adherents. There are fake believers in every philosophy of spirituality on this earth.

Should encounter with a bad teacher make a person conclude formal education does not have any value?

I urge you to take the time to read the post in question with an open mind.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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