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As my quest for knowledge constinues, I was reading about soteriology and wondered what your views were. Up until a few years ago, I would have said that Jesus “saved” us through his death and resurrection. I was accepting of the idea of a “fall”, and that Jesus came down from heaven to save this evil race and offer hope of eternal life. Now, I reject that salvation model completely. I like the idea that what Jesus saved is from is the legalistic, elitist attitudes of his time. Jesus brought us the good news of our inter-connectedness with God and with another. I do not think that “salvation”, in traditional Christian doctrine even makes sense any more. Frankly, imo, traditional salvation doctrine does not even seem scriptual, is it? I do like some of the Buddhist thoughts on salvation – for example, that its an individual spiritual journey of transformation. Your thoughts? http://www.religioustolerance.org/stewart01.htm An essay from liberation theology