So what did God learn about humanity from this trip? I mean really, what did He learn about the experience of being human?
Did he learn what it’s like to be rich? Did he learn what it’s like to be middle-class? Did he learn what it’s like to be female? Did he learn what it’s like give birth? Did he learn what it’s like to be in a war? Did he learn what it’s like to explore new horizons? Did he learn what it’s like to be part of any of the numerous civilizations that existed at the time that weren’t jewish (Romans, Chinese, Egyptians, Aztecs)?
No? None of these things? Well, I’m confused then.
He could have come to Earth as hundreds of people at the same time. Or even hundreds or thousands throughout many times (if not for the bible, we might consider that He had / is and that all the people claiming to be Jesus, really are). But apparently, He didn’t. How much could He reasonably expect to learn from a single life at one place on Earth, in one time, and one culture?
Basically, He could learn what it’s like to be that person.
And He didn’t even do that person right. Because what human walks on water, heals the poor with a touch, or creates large amounts of food from the air? So He cheated. He used His powers, which means He didn’t even properly experience that one life as a human.
So, God’s trip to Earth to supposedly learn about, and experience life as, a human was a complete and utter failure.
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You’re missing the point, the good Christians say. The trip wasn’t really to experience humanity, it was to save us. Jesus/God is the saviour. He came down to bring us the message, the good news, in person. As long as you believe in Him and His message, you are saved.
It’s important to note that this entire part of the story originates with the Jewish messianic prophecy that The Messiah will come and save/unite the Jewish people and a bunch of other stuff too numerous to discuss here.
So I’ve been wondering, despite overwhelming opinion in support of the idea, is Jesus really The Messiah? Is He really the saviour?
Insight and longevity.