Should Jesus be idolized and is that breaking the first commandment?

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    Should Jesus be idolized and is that breaking the first commandment?

    We idolize ideals. Yahweh commanded that no other name be put above his, as man’s ideal for a God. Jesus himself defers to Yahweh; till dogma puts him in the judgement seat, yet many Christians ignore Yahweh and have turned Jesus into the main idol of Christianity. They point to a new covenant that cannot exist as God never changes his mind, according to dogma.

    Christians and all who worship Jesus, it appears to me, are breaking the first commandment as they are idolizing Jesus. Yahweh will not be pleased with this.

    Is this thesis accurate and are many Christians breaking the first commandment?

    I know that some Christians will throw the Trinity concept into this but please do not as I will not argue against that ridiculous concept.

    Whose name do you put as your ideal, Jesus or Yahweh?

    Here are hints to their perspective characters.



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    Separate the two.
     
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    why should a man be idolized?
     
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    the 4th century christian bible, christianity is a false religion having nothing to do with the events of the 1st century - using a proxy messiah to captivate and enshrine their willing audience.

    the desert religions belief in a messiah represents the true meaning of idolatry.
     
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    I do more than that. I have Jesus condemning his genocidal father for his crimes against humanity.

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    You would have to ask the cross carriers.

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    I have to wonder how the lying clergy have come to convince sane people that some God somewhere has condemned them all to hell, yet they can escape if the right price is paid to a cleric.

    So many stupid people who would fall for such a lie is hard to fathom.

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    ...in order to charm the golden birds, out of the pockets of his dearly beloved neighbours in Christ. He puts himself at the service of the other’s most depraved fancies, plays the pimp between him and his need, excites in him morbid appetites, lies in wait for each of his weaknesses – all so that he can then demand the cash for this service of love. (Every product is a bait with which to seduce away the other’s very being, his money; every real and possible need is a weakness which will lead the fly to the glue-pot. General exploitation of communal human nature, just as every imperfection in man, is a bond with heaven – an avenue giving the priest access to his heart; every need is an opportunity to approach one’s neighbour under the guise of the utmost amiability and to say to him: Dear friend, I give you what you need, but you know the conditio sine qua non; you know the ink in which you have to sign yourself over to me; in providing for your pleasure, I fleece you.)

    Karl Marx
    Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844
    3rd paragraph

    Human Requirements and Division of Labour, Marx, 1844
     
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