"the most famous man who ever lived"
hollow is the story of "jesus"---
like the stamp with which it was printed,
hollow as these other mythical hero
which all bear a supernatural birth,
which all bear the hunting of said hero
as an infant, with an exciting & dramatic
which all bear the entertaining magic tricks during
the hero's youth,
which all bear the blind adoration, devotion &
worship that follows
when he is seen as "divine,"
only to be betrayed, executed &
for that big fat finale…
(which all christians want to happen for them as well,
be it secretly or not)
and then, of course,
our hollowman gets
made into a martyr
for which history is supposed to
weep & remember,
weep & remember,
weep & remember.
to say that "jesus" was a man,
to say that he lived at all, that his life was in any way
original or authentic,
is to say the same of Osiris, Hercules, Baal, Attis, Adonis
& Asclepius (to name a few)
were all real people…
all who mr. "jesus" bears just a little more than
still, over 40% of americans
believe that "he" is going to return within the next 40
this of course has nothing at all to do with
the relative age of those asked &
what their lil' dreams are of getting to be on the
planet when "he" does, right?
having created a character of fiction,
one which can be mentioned to be
"the most famous man who ever lived,"
seems a bit gratuitous, doesn't it?
but then again, those who believe it
are the same who believe that there is a
place that they can go
when they are dead &
they will get all the gold stars that they've been
all the years that they have been alive---
who will create a "history" in order to
provide themselves an
all so they can sleep at night.