Excersus CXXXVIII: Making Mary
On the issue of whether a guy named Jesus of Nazareth actually existed or not, I am profoundly indifferent. I find it
equally as likely that he was the literary product of a group of not overly successful fellows bent on shaking up
their society as that he was a somewhat charismatic dude whom a bunch of third-stringers latched onto and convinced
was the son of God. Either way, as a moralist, the literary conglomeration which we've come to call Jesus ranks pretty
low. He is a man possessed of a delusion who is willing to threaten the world with destruction and torment if they
don't share said delusion who happens to every once in a while say nice things about the meek during propaganda rallies
for himself. Maybe a notch above Vautrin, but hardly up to the moral standards of any literary figure who is not
actively being portrayed as a villain.
- Count Dolby von Luckner
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