Comment: Surrender? Why would I do that?

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Surrender? Why would I do that?

Folks seem to miss the important fact that I am an atheist.

I do not believe in deities.

What sense would it make therefor to surrender myself to a deity?

Why would I surrender to Jesus?

Jesus said, "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother
cannot become a disciple to Me. And whoever does not hate his
brothers and sisters and take up his cross in My way will not be
worthy of Me."

I don't know if you agree, but it looks like Jesus was not looking for anyone to obey him, or surrender to him. He seems to be asking people to take their cross in his way, to stand tall as an individual and not as a subordinate.

Here is an other relevant quote:

"They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to Him, "Caesar's men
demand taxes from us."
He said to them, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give
God what belongs to God, and give Me what is Mine."

Note that he does not say let god have what is mine, he wants it for himself because what is his is his and he claims it. This last quote is of course about property rights and he was telling the people not to pay taxes because Cesar had no valid claim to them, as god has no valid claim to what belongs to Jesus or anyone else for that matter.

We are all brothers and sisters and sons and daughters of god.

We are all gods.

I try to change people every day. Do You?