"Can you tell me Watson, why am I just like Jesus?" "Certainly you are not, Holmes. Have you injected yourself with that mind rotting 7% cocaine solution again?" "Very like, my dear Watson, very like. Nevertheless, I shall tell you:
** "Sherlock Holmes saves, Watson!"The proper name ‘Sherlock Holmes’ refers to no person, living or dead. Holmes never lived.Everything we can know about Holmes comes from the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His writings are the only sacred text for all questions concerning the great detective. Any other text, for example an engaging novel, The Seven Percent Solution must as theologians say "reside outside the received canon".Imitative authors and adoring fans however can not limit themselves to the holy text. They want more. Fan fiction — books, TV and movie scripts — attempt to resurrect Holmes without doing violence to the “historical” Holmes.Now, simply substitute ‘Jesus’ for ’Sherlock Holmes’. The truth emerges — there is no historical Jesus. "Jesus", just like “Daniel” and “Judith”, belongs solely to judaic historical fiction. More darkly, P/Saul's creation, a hellenistic divinity and alter ego for “Jesus” is the “Christ”, who belongs to morbid fantasy comix (for example, V for Vendetta, where Christ appears as the Holy World Avenger™. Theology is fifth-rate fan fiction.You can no more have a personal relationship with Jesus=Christ than you can with Sherlock Holmes. And for exactly the same reasons.the anti_supernaturalist
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