I've just finished reading "God is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens - fanTAStic book. Close to the end he discusses the myth of the Resurrection. I hadn't realised (being as I have rather poor bible literacy :-p ) how awful and immoral it is. I actually went and blogged my thoughts about it today: http://www.tsuken.co.nz/sin-responsibility-and-the-immorality-of-th...

In a nutshell - my concluding paragraph: I do not hide from any of my “sins” (“sin” itself being I think a morally useless concept), nor seek to expiate them by thanking god for an ancient murder. Nor do I abase myself before my supposed creator praising or thanking him for the good that I do. I accept both. They are part of who I am and who I become. They are not things to be bought and sold by the blood of man or god. 

 What are other people's opinions of the Resurrection myth?

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First, I think that Jesus is a personification of the Sun, and as such, among other things, he dies - reaches it's lowest point on the horizon -, and is born again, when he/it starts to culminate higher three days later.

Second, Christianity was established to proivde a social 'framework', and to help to keep people in line. As time has proven, it's context (sin, punishment, good and bad, etc) is derogatory, outdated and inadequate, and thus it should not be applied. It will require a great deal of effort, awareness and work to transcend this context, if it could be done, but I doubt that.

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