A human from the Agricultural Age of Old Earth, born somewhere between 1975 and 1971 BT (6-2 b.c.e.) and died 1939 BT (30 c.e.).
Founder of Christianity, and still worshipped as God in human form in some parts of the Galaxy by Christians and by members of some derived faiths. He is variously regarded as an avatar of some other deity, a prophet, a bodhisattva, a satguru, a heretic, and so on by members of some non-Christian religions; in Islam he is regarded as a Messenger of Allah.
As with many persons from pre-Nanoswarm history, there are those who believe that some or all of what is recorded of his life is a fiction.
Church of the Cosmic Christ, The - Text by M. Alan Kazlev One of the larger derivatives of Christianity in the Inner Sphere. Widely distributed in the Terran Federation; much rarer elsewhere. Christ is identified with the Soul and Divinity of the Cosmos. The Church interprets hell symbolically, not as an actual place of punishment. Approximately 50 billion followers.
Universalist, Universalism, Perennialist, Perennialism - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Clade or phyle of sapients that assert that there is a universal truth, a Perennial or Universal Philosophy, that lies as a common thread through all mystical teachings, regardless of origin or toposophy. While Perennialism dates back to Old Earth Sufism, in its current form it derives from the school of Kagyal of Porphyry (Sophic League). No relation to the Universalist Church.