Those who Post to religious related Threads should include their religion or lack there of & religious training, if any. I am an atheist who went to schools run by Quaker (Society of Friends) for 16 years. In both high school & college, I took courses in comparative religion. The above resulted in my having a better than average knowledge of theology, the Chritsian Bible & some other religous texts. It seems to me that Christianity is based more on the POV of Paul that that of Jesus. Jesus seemed to be analogous to Martin Luther, intending to restore/reform some of the Jewish practices of his era rather than intending to start a new religion.