The Most Important Lessons From Jesus

From this site but it seems to be the consensus amongst the superstitious:

The most important commandment. “A lawyer asked him a question, testing him: ‘Teacher, which is the most important commandment?’ And he said to him,… ‘Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these'” (Mark 12:28-31).

Consider me underwhelmed. I get threatened with eternal damnation by followers of a man who they claim to be the omniscient creator of, well everything (or at least his old man did although if you listen to them, he is his old man) and the two most important lessons he has is unquestioning, unconditional love to a tyrannical god and a rewording of The Golden Rule?

I mean the Golden Rule is a fine sentiment and all but he can’t take credit for it. And besides, don’t treat me the way you want to be treated, treat me the way I want to be treated if you please.

I hear Christians pointing to that all the time as a way to show Christ’s wisdom and benevolence. Wisdom? It’s common sense.

You know what would have been a pretty nice thing to know back then? What about if one of his teachings was to wash your hands before taking care of an open wound. I’m sure that basic knowledge of germs and infections was something not out of reach of somebody who was, you know, GOD! Maybe if he spent a little less time practicing his Criss Angelesque magic trick of walking on water and a little more time on the Sermon of the Mount he could have slipped something in like:

Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.

Oh, and clean are the hands of the surgeons, for their patients will live.

And E equals m times c squared, for time will slow for those whom approach c.

There. Now that’s a sermon from a mount that we could actually learn something from.