Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Spinoza as Jewish Jesus, a study for the Jewish Jesus Exhibit in NY





Jesus said "The Kingdom of God is WITHIN you" (Luke 17:21)

Spinoza said "God is the indwelling.." (Ethics)

Albert Einstein said  "I believe in the God of Spinoza"

"Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived." - Baruch Spinoza

 
About Jesus, Spinoza said  .... "I do not think it necessary for salvation to know Christ according to the flesh: but with regard to the Eternal Son of God, that is the Eternal Wisdom of God, which has manifested itself in all things and especially in the human mind, and above all in Christ Jesus, the case is far otherwise. For without this no one can come to a state of blessedness, inasmuch as it alone teaches, what is true or false, good or evil. And, inasmuch as this wisdom was made especially manifest through Jesus Christ, as I have said, His disciples preached it, in so far as it was revealed to them through Him, and thus showed that they could rejoice in that spirit of Christ more than the rest of mankind. The doctrines added by certain churches, such as that God took upon Himself human nature, I have expressly said that I do not understand; in fact, to speak the truth, they seem to me no less absurd than would a statement, that a circle had taken upon itself the nature of a square. This I think will be sufficient explanation of my opinions concerning the three points mentioned. Whether it will be satisfactory to Christians you will know better than I." http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Baruch_Spinoza

About Jesus, Albert Einstein said .... "As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.... No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life."

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