Wayism and Christianity
Christianity resulted in the Roman world about twenty AD. Its founder, Paul of Tarsus originally based his work on the teaching of the Way that Jesus created there. About fourteen years after Jesus’ crucifixion, Paul, a murderous enemy of Wayists, had a vision that the Jesus whom he persecuted spoke to him and told him to stop it. He joined the Way. Soon, he asked permission of the Jerusalem council of Wayists to make changes to the teaching and take it to the popular market. He developed a doctrine that Jesus would soon return, and when he does, he would come as the Jewish Messiah to fulfill the Jewish faith’s expectation of ruling the world. The Messiah would vanquish all the enemies and heathens (non-believers) and rule the world as a Jew. Paul’s religion was soon known as Christianity (the Latin translation of the Greek word for Messiah is Christ).
Three hundred years later, the Roman Emperor (Constantine) saw in Christianity a great political tool. He called a meeting of the leaders of the various Christian sects and told them to agree on which books to include in a Canon. They could not, so he did it for them. The Bible was born.
To reconcile the various beliefs that were important to the population, Christianity drew into itself many traditions from other religions through syncretism. The new-look Christianity of the 5th century satisfied most other religious thoughts, and the rulers of the Empire owned a powerful political tool. The Government closed down all other religions in the Empire and destroyed competitive writings by decree.
The Emperor ordered all other religions to be closed down, their temples vacated and their statues destroyed and books burned. He banished opposing philosophers from the Empire. The Roman Catholic Church was born and Christianity became an Empire-wide religion over night.
The institution served the Government well. It recorded births, deaths, marriage contracts, name registers, census information (where are the young men that can be called as soldiers), and served as tax collection stations. Bishoprics were sold to the highest bidder. Astute businessmen became bishops and cardinals, and they took care of civil law and tax issues.
Jesus’ Wayism was out the window.
For credibility, the Church attributed some of the Christian Scriptures to the authorship of Wayist Apostles but none of those books were written in the lifetime of the Apostles. Only portions of the Gospel of Mark ares considered old enough to have circulated in the mid 1st century. Wayist teaching from St. Thomas and other Apostles’ work outside of the Roman Empire were banished and declared anathema (evil, punishable by banishment from heaven, worthy of burning and being killed if you spoke of it or owned it).
Christianity created a triune male Godhead, that is opposed by a lesser but exceedingly powerful evil god, Satan. These four beings (but three of them are in fact one) are engaged in a battle between good and bad, and in the middle, suffer the souls of humans. In the end, says the new teaching, a small minority of Christians will go to heaven while the rest of the billions and billions of people who ever lived will suffer eternal damnation where the Christian God of Love will torture them in hell for eternity. The Church holds the keys to heaven and has sole franchise on ticket sales.
Wayism does not subscribe to duality and does not pretend to understand the nature of the Divine One. Wayist could never subscribe to a God with human qualities, ego problems, insecurities, and team affiliations. Wayism cannot, ever subscribe to a God who creates billions of people for the purpose of worshiping him, and then exact retributional torture against those who did it improperly. The Divine One is a benevolent Supreme One and from what we learn of Its divine energies among us it is only love, beauty, joy and passion that we sense.
A major departing point with Christianity is that Wayists do not believe, as Christians do, that Jesus lied about His so-called 2nd coming. Additionally, Jesus did not lie about the so-called resurrection of the faithful. It all happened just as Jesus said it would. Jesus said He would return from Heaven within a generation (about 40 years), and that upon His return, He would resurrect the faithful workers of the Way and they would work alongside Him for the benefit and enlightenment of all humankind. When pressured for a sign as to when people should expect His return, Jesus said that it will be shortly after the end of their world as they know it, and after the capstone of the Temple in Jerusalem was uprooted. That world Jesus spoke of was the Jerusalem of his audience. Before 40 years passed, Jerusalem was totally destroyed in one of history's worst battle scenes. There were piled of bodies that Roman soldiers had to climb over. The Temple was destroyed by fire and rivers of blood ran in the streets. In the end, all Jews were banned from Jerusalem for 200 years. A few survivors holed up at Masada but in the end they all died in a mass suicide. It was the end of the world for Jews, and more than a million dead. Shortly after that the Lord returned in His glorified form. He appeared to the faithful waiting in Kashmir. It coincided with the 2nd 4th Buddhist Council sponsored by the Wayist King of Taxila/Kashmir. The Lotus Sutra was revealed. In the Lotus Sutra the glorified Lord is called Avalokitesvara (Lord who hears the cries of all sentient beings on Earth), He is described as the epitome of Bodhisattva, He is called the son of the Father of Heaven (Amithaba Buddha), being the first time ever that Buddhism heard that term, the Son of the Father. The faithful were resurrected and made Bodhisattva to join the ranks of thousands of apsara and Bodhisattva who were to work with the Lord toward our enlightenment. Mari of Magadha (Magdalene), the trusted disciple of Jesus, was made into Bodhisattva Tara and she is still working with Him to help us.
Wayists believe that Heaven is our destination, that it is in the star system Sirius, and that the spiritual being the Father of Heaven is our future ruler and God. Wayists believe that the Supreme Being, the Source of all, the One, is immutable, is beyond comprehension with human faculties and deifies description in human language. Therefore, we don't talk about the One. The Father in our Heaven is a magnificently advanced deity, a spiritual being in charge of the spiritual sphere that we call heaven. One day we will be reborn as spiritual beings in Heaven and we will continue our careers there for what may seem an eternity (in human terms).