It looks like you're grasping at straws, though, doesn't it? If there was anything supernatural going on in early Christianity, why would God have allowed Paul's obnoxious views into the Bible that later Christians would take as gospel, if God found those views reprehensible?

Alas, Jesus didn't write anything, so we no longer know what he likely said, assuming he ever lived in history. The character Jesus in the gospels says we should love everyone because the world was about to end, so we had to get on God's good side to avoid everlasting punishment in hell. Paul also assumed the world was about to end or that the final judgment was imminent. That never happened, did it?

So why again should we believe there was something supernatural going on in early Christianity? Exoteric, literalistic Christianity looks like a farce to me, like that policewoman who shot a guy in a car recently, thinking she was holding a Taser.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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