Ok first of all. This is my opinion. I dont wish to offend anyones belief system, but if i have to hear and respect, so do you. Is there copyright breech in the jesus story? i think so. First of all, the whole thing wasnt written down untill WELL over 2 generations after the events depicted by people who never even met the guy. Second, the EDITORS of the whole story were the very same people executed the main character and third his demigod status was not cast upon him until 300+ years after his death.
My ultimate point is that the MESSAGE in the jesus fable is timeless. Live in peace, labor out of love, and dont fuck with anybody because chances are you aint no saint yourself. I can so dig that. I can dig the bits about him rebeling against the established religious system of lapidation, and hypocrisy. I can dig him opening the relam of hope for otherwise outcasts of society, i can dig even that he may have died as a martyr for ideals we can all, and should all live by. What i CANT dig is the worship, the god status and the whole religious franchise that developed out of it. Just like i cant belive there is a MARKET made out of CHE GUEVARA. He was a fucking marxist rebel. How do you think he would feel if he new his face is being SOLD printed on cups and towels and fucking underwear? How do you think jesus would feel if he knew that the very people who he wanted to rebel against (THE ROMANS) were the ones that carried out the written tradition of his life? Id be really pissed off. What if the jews had no beef with jesus and dint want him crucified at all? What if the fucking romans just killed him right out and then changed the story with clever edits here and there to make it seem like the jews did it? Bottom line is WE, NONE of us were there. There when jesus lived, there when jesus was written about, or there when the SELECTION AND EDITING of the accepted and EDITOR APPROVED ROMAN FRIENDLY gospels took place.
In my opinion this is one of 2 things. Either a man named jesus christ really lived, and despite all the exagerations, manipulations and plain old distortion of the facts somehow his message got through. Or the fucking romans played a nice trick on all of us in the midsts of a political and social and religious revolution in order to bring order to an already collapsing social system. Either way i dont think this holiday is about crucifiction, resurection or any of that. I think this is a pagan fesitval of the change of seassons that has been updated to not be so embarassing. Like Xmas and the solstice. In the end were all still a bunch of sun worshipers too embarassed to admited and too stubborn to see things for what they are. Happy easter.