Hello Maat....<quoted text>
The nonsense was written to oust any and all judaic ideas/theology.
I end up with the Baal of ugarit, fertility god, sacrifices, having sons/a son sacrificed a.s.o.
Not having to wade though buckets of blood clears the mind for the simple task of making the world a better place without all the bombastic trumpet-blasts.
My post was not very clear there...I did NOT mean the followers of Judaism today think they are gods!
I was suggesting that many religious leaders did NOT consider "BJ" to be their equal partly because they thought they were "gods" with a small "g" in terms of interpretation of their faith and decision making.
However, they would NOT have asked him "Are you the Messiah (followed by COMMA) the only begotten son of G-d or living G-d?"!!
I also suggested we can link this to any person who follows Judaism today as proof of past.
They will never expect their redeemer to be "The only begotten Son of G-d or living G-d"!
My challenge to Shamma/Sicker has always been for them to find a true follower of Judaism today to ask this question from a messiah candidate
"Are you the Messiah,(followed by comma) the only begotten son of G-d or living G-d"
Hope it is slightly clearer!