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Christians follow the teachings of Yeshua of Nazareth, commonly referred to as Jesus Christ which is Greek for "the Messiah". Jesus Christ was a Jewish preacher who was executed by the Roman occupying authorities in Palestine. Most Christians regard him as the son of God and they further believe that he is God, the second person in the Trinity. The Trinity consists of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; three separate persons who form a single unified deity.

Most Christians believe that Jesus co-existed with God before the creation of the world, was born of a virgin, was bodily resurrected three days after his death, and later ascended to Heaven. The holy book, the Bible consists of the Old Testament and New Testament. The Old Testament chronicles the lives of Jews and others who lived before Jesus, who had been promised a savior by God and were waiting for him.

The New Testament is unique to Christianity, as it centers around the figure of Jesus and his effect on the world.

It is not a simple task to form an opinion about Christianity as there are on the order of 1,500 different Christian faith groups which promote conflicting beliefs. However, I feel that affiliating Jesus with God, as being one and the same, or that Jesus is the son of God is inaccurate. If one asks a question based on logic or curiosity, more often than not he would be brushed away with simple claims of "have faith". With any faith, whether Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, etc., we can either choose to follow the traditions of our fathers, unquestioning, or we can choose to question and ponder

and reason. I choose the latter, and therefore believe that "religion" has gone far from the path of "God's light" is now content to...