wat is the truth about jesus??

313122_1986190913343_965896554_n1          What if the perceived origin of Jesus and Christianity were a lie? Or, to be put in another light, what if the source of Jesus and Christianity had nothing to do with Jesus at all? This is a question that has been asked by a small few and when the research was done to answer this question and many more, some startling information was discovered that points to the idea that history outside the bible does not establish the existence of Jesus. In fact, history does more to establish his non-existence then existence.

Evidence supports the Roman Catholic Church took the cultural and religious doctrines of Egypt merged it with their own and then created a new doctrine, and new culture in which they were the fathers of it. In his work, Will Durant makes the following assertion, “statues of Isis and Horus were renamed Mary and Jesus; the roman Lupercalia and the feast of purification of Isis became the feast of the nativity; the saturnalia were replaced by Christmas.[1]

The counsel of Nicaea

At the First counsel of Nicaea in the year 325 ad Emperor Constantine ordered 310 bishops to settle numerous debates with in the “Christian church”. The origin of the debate was with Bishop Athanasius who thought Jesus was the literal son of god, and Arius who believed that Jesus was only a figurative son of god, symbolic in its nature[2].

According to Andrew Updegrove, “historians have concluded that none of what we know today as the gospels were actually written by the apostles to whom they were attributed, and that no firsthand account therefore exists”[3].

If this is to be believed, that no firsthand account of Jesus or his apostles exist, how can it ever be established that he really existed and was not a cultural or pagan fabrication as expressed by Thomas Paine, “the Christian religion and masonry have one in the same common origin: both are derived from the worship of the sun. The difference between their origins is that the Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ in place of the sun and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the sun.”[4]

With further analysis from the Encyclopedia Britannica concerning Jesus and that “his disciples recognized him as the messiah, the anointed one but he is not recorded to have used the word of himself.”[5] This provides a pivotal point because thus far, historians have claimed that there is no firsthand account of the followers of Jesus and no record of Jesus proclaiming himself to be the or a messiah.

Accordingly, the author Andrew Updegrove also contends that, “historians also tell us that they are not full representative of the range of accounts from which they were selected-an inconvenient truth that the emerging faith had no alternative but to address. Of the greatest concern to the early church of St. Peter was the fact that not all of the accounts that existed agreed on some of the religions fundamental belief—including the nature of the divinity of Christ himself”.[6] 

The Son of Man or the Sun of God?

Like the early church, with respect to the nature of the divinity of Christ, there also exist some uncertainty, in the term “son of man” and what does it mean? For many, this term has been associated with Jesus, as a term specific to him and signifying his divinity however, he is not the only person in the bible called the “son of man,” the book of Daniel[7] and the book of Ezekiel[8] is evidence of this. The phrase “son of man” seems simple enough to discern …SON—OF –A—MAN…or woman,   but ultimately signifying the mortal nature of one who sprang from the well of mankind. With respect to Jesus, the phrase “son of man” and “son of god” is a bit of an oxymoron considering these two terms are associated as synonyms of Jesus, but contradict one another.

Further, the issue of Jesus being the “son of god”, as was addressed in the Nicene counsel should also be addressed here. The term “son of god” was not exclusive to Jesus. King David was also called the begotten son of god.[9] In the book of genesis[10], the term “Sons of God” is used on multiple occasions as well as in the book of Job.[11]

It should also be mentioned that Jesus made himself equal with all men, not lessor or greater, but very equal, a fact that should have rendered the first counsel of Nicaea redundant. On multiple occasions Jesus has proclaimed that god is his father and everyone’s father.[12] Also in the book of Mathew, Mark and Luke Jesus is asked, “good master what good things shall I do that I may have eternal life?” Jesus answers and says, “why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is god.[13]”

Whether Jesus was a man or a god was the core of the debate between Arius and Athanasius. One believed him to be the son of god literally and the other seen it as a symbolic assertion rather than a literal one. Jesus not only made himself equal with men but he also shared his presumed divinity with men as well.  This fact is evidenced in the book of john[14] when Jesus said, “is it not written in your law I said ye are gods?” [Relying on psalm 82:6 as the law that was written]

 The Comparisons between Jesus, Horus and Osiris

As mentioned earlier in the paper, and as the subheading suggests, there were many who came before Jesus who shared in some of or exactly the same attributes. This sentiment is shared by Kwaku Person-Lynn of the Los Angeles Sentinel, “in many circles, the Madonna and child are seen as a progression of Auset (Isis) and Heru (Horus), two deities out of Kemet (Egypt). Their stories from Immaculate Conception to the resurrection are said to be replicated in the Mary/Jesus story[15].” If this belief is shared by so many circles, then it is imperative that the similarities between Isis and Mary be addressed.

The oldest account by far, is that of the ancient gods of Egypt, Osiris [Asar], Isis [Aset], and Horus [Heru]. According to Joseph Enuwosa[16]  “the submission here is that Osiris and Horus are Kamitic archetypes of Jesus Christ and his gospel. Isis can be compared to Mary the virgin mother, who gave birth to a divine son. Set compares with Satan, the evil one. In Kamitic religion, Osiris was the great word. He spoke the word and all things on earth and in heaven came to be from nothing (creation ex nihilo)”

THE ANNUNCIATION  [17] In this scene the virgin is being told that she will conceive a son.10447637_801625219884335_1811471597327076538_n

THE CONCEPTION  [18] In this scene, the virgin is being impregnated by the Holy Spirit.

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THE BIRTH [19] In this scene, the virgin is being attended by midwives as she prepares to give birth.birth1

THE ADORATION [20]In this scene, the mother and child are praised by both gods and men.adortion

The Incorporation of Similar and local Mythologies

One of the largest and most holy churches of early Christendom was in Alexandria Egypt, meaning the church had access to the libraries of Egypt, its history and knowledge as well as Roman and Greek mythology which may have contributed to the elevated status of the church. This is evidenced to some extent by the canons of the Nicene Creed in which it is proclaimed, “The ancient customs of Egypt, Libya, and Pentapolis shall be maintained according to which the bishop of Alexandria has authority over all these places…[21]”

While considering this the word ‘dogma’ is of some significance. The Encyclopedia Britannica has this to say of it, “dogma is the reinterpretation of the original message of Jesus and the apostles in the spirit of Hellenic (Greek) philosophy,[22]” meaning, the ancient Greeks took Christianity and gave it a facelift with their own mythology and theology.

Christianity began with the pagan worship of the sun as was the custom of many cultures because the sun saved the world from the dark of night, provided warmth, and fueled the crops which could not grow without it. As such, many people and cultures of the world worshiped the sun. However, in regards to Christianity, as the years progressed it began to incorporate the ideals, and philosophies of those who controlled it. The encyclopedia Britannica sheds some light on this fact when it states, “early Christianity also appropriated other mythological themes from the Hellenistic world. Among them was the miraculous birth of a deity. That the virgin birth of a god or goddess was a theme common in the mythology of the Hellenistic world does not disprove the historicity of the virgin birth of Christ, but it does nothing to prove its historicity either.[23]”

To fully address the similar and local mythologies of Jesus and other gods they must be mentioned at least to some degree. For starters according to Edward Carpenter[24] the following goddesses or women conceived while virgins; Semele was visited by Zeus in the form of a thunderstorm and conceived Dionysus. Danae was visited by Zeus in a shower of gold and conceived Perseus. Hertha, the Teutonic goddess was impregnated by the Holy Spirit. Frigga, the Scandinavian goddess was impregnated by the all-father Odin. Chimalman, the virgin queen of heaven of the Aztec conceived Quetzalcoatl. Devaki, the virgin of Hindu mythology became pregnant by Vishnu and conceived Krishna.

Also, Mya the mother of Buddha is said to have, “experienced a vision in which she beheld the Buddha come down into her womb as a white elephant,[25]” similarly, the mother of the Chinese a proto historical emperor by the name of Yao emperor is said to have been visited by a god in the form of a red dragon and that night she conceived. Also, the mother of the Chinese emperor Koa Ti 206-195 BC is said to of dreamed of being embraced by a god and became with child. [26]

Aside from the similarities between Isis, Mary and the women mentioned above, Jesus also had multiple things in common with their sons. For example, even though the birthday of December 25th was given to Jesus[27] and not actually his, he still shared this birthday with the following people: Nimrod, Mithras, Tammuz and Horus.[28] Aside from sharing his birthday with these individuals, Jesus also shared such titles as, the lamb, the good Sheppard, the savior/messiah, the son of god, the resurrection, Immaculate Conception, the truth, and the light with; Hermes, Mithras, Dionysus, Krishna[29], Osiris, Horus, Adon[30], Perseus, Quetzalcoatl and Balder just to name a few.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this paper will end the way it began by asking the reader what if it was all a lie? What if everything believed by Christians were false and did not happen?  As this paper points out and establishes, the character of Jesus was a fabrication, from his birthdate, to his birth, and his death; He simply did not exist in that capacity.

Historians have concluded that there is no firsthand account of the life or teachings of Jesus. His birthday was not December 25th, Immaculate Conception is not exclusive to him, nor was the resurrection. For that matter, nothing attributed to him is exclusive with him or his mother.

Had the evidence in this paper been presented at a trial and subjected to the legal standard of reasonable doubt, then the verdict would have proclaimed that the biblical Jesus   is a myth.

Reference List

  1. Will Durant, The Story Of Civilization, vol. IV,
  2. http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/entry/Nicaea-F
  3.  Updegrove, Andrew. Standards Today, Aug2009, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p63-67, 5p
  4.   Essay written by Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809) on the origins of freemasonry, copyrighted by Madame Bonneville in 1810
  5.   Encyclopedia Britannica, vol 16 pg. 277
  6.   Updegrove, Andrew. Standards Today, Aug2009, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p63-67
  7.   Daniel 7:13 kjv, he is called the son of man
  8.   Ezekiel 2:1 kjv he is called the sun of man
  9.   Psalm 2:7 David confesses that god had begotten him
  10.   Genesis 6:2,4  that the sons of god saw the daughters of men that they were fair;
  11.   Job 1:6, 2:1, the term sons of god is used
  12.   John 20:17 I ascend unto my father and your father, and to my god and your god. See also      Matthew 5:48, 6:1,9
  13.   Matthew 19:16-17, Luke 18:18-19, and mark 10:17-18
  14.   John 10:34, psalms 82:6
  15.   Person-Lynn, Kwaku. Sentinel. Los Angeles, calif.: Dec 27, 2000. Vol. 66, iss. 39;pg. A21
  16.   Joseph Enuwosa African cultural hermeneutics: interpreting the New Testament in a cultural context, [the Kamitic Christ], paragraph 2, 5 and 6, equinox publishing ltd 2005.
  17. The Annunciation [scene1] depicted at the temple of Luxor Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt: Light of the World, Vol. II, p. 757
  18.   The Conception [scene 2] depicted at the temple of Luxor Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt: Light of the World, Vol. II, p. 757
  19.   The birth [scene3] depicted at the temple of Luxor Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt: Light of the World, Vol. II, p. 757
  20.   The adoration [scene 4] at the temple of Luxor Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt: Light of the World, Vol. II, p. 757
  21.   The canons of the 318 holy fathers, canon #6
  22.   Encyclopedia Britannica, vol 16 pg. 342
  23.   Encyclopedia Britannica, vol 16 pg. 378
  24.   Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning By Edward Carpenter
  25.   by Dr Anthony E. Smart www.pantheon.org/articles/b/buddha.html In Kapilavastu, on the Indo-Nepalese border, his earthly mother, Queen Maya, experienced a vision in which she beheld the Buddha come down into her womb as a white elephant. This was interpreted as the birth of a world savior.
  26.  Dragon bones: the story of Peking man, by Penny Van Oosterzee, pg 4
  27.  ( Vermes, 2006, p. 3)  Geza Vermes is Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Oxford http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/dec/16/religion.commentisfree
  28.   http://members.cox.net/thomasahobbs/yea_12-5.htm Just whose birthday was December 25?  (Ibid. p. 98), (Ibid, p. 642), (Ibid. p. 93).  (The traditions of Glastonbury, p.; 85). ([The Roman Caesars], 14th Edition, Vol. 15, p. 620). It goes on to say that the sanctification of Sunday and of the 25th of December is associated with Mithras.
  29.   Acharya S, The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold.
  30.   Gerald Massey’s lectures, ‘the historical Jesus and mythical Christ’, originally published in a private edition c.1900

[1] Will Durant, The Story Of Civilization, vol. IV,

[2]http://lrd.yahooapis.com/_ylc=YXBwaWQDbm8tYXBwaWQEc2VydmljZQNCT1NTBHNyY3B2aWQD/**http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/entry/Nicaea-F

[3]Updegrove, Andrew. Standards Today, Aug2009, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p63-67, 5p

[4] Essay written by Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809) on the origins of freemasonry, copyrighted by Madame Bonneville in 1810

[5] Encyclopedia Britannica, vol 16 pg. 277

[6] Updegrove, Andrew. Standards Today, Aug2009, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p63-67

[7] Daniel 7:13 kjv, he is called the son of man

[8] Ezekiel 2:1 kjv he is called the sun of man

[9] Psalm 2:7 David confesses that god had begotten him

[10] Genesis 6:2,4  that the sons of god saw the daughters of men that they were fair;

[11] Job 1:6, 2:1, the term sons of god is used

[12] John 20:17 I ascend unto my father and your father, and to my god and your god. See also Matthew 5:48, 6:1,9

[13] Matthew 19:16-17, Luke 18:18-19, and mark 10:17-18

[14] John 10:34, psalms 82:6

[15] Person-Lynn, Kwaku. Sentinel. Los Angeles, calif.: Dec 27, 2000. Vol. 66, iss. 39;pg. A21

[16] Joseph Enuwosa African cultural hermeneutics: interpreting the new testament in a cultural context,[the kamitic Christ],paragragh 2,5 and 6, equinox publishing ltd 2005

[17]The Annunciation [scene1] depicted at the temple of Luxor Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt: Light of the World, Vol. II, p. 757

[18] The Conception [scene 2] depicted at the temple of Luxor Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt: Light of the World, Vol. II, p. 757

[19] The birth [scene3] depicted at the temple of Luxor Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt: Light of the World, Vol. II, p. 757

[20] The adoration [scene 4] at the temple of Luxor Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt: Light of the World, Vol. II, p. 757

[21] The canons of the 318 holy fathers, canon #6

[22] Encyclopedia Britannica, vol 16 pg. 342

[23] Encyclopedia Britannica, vol 16 pg. 378

[24] Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning By Edward Carpenter

[25] by Dr Anthony E. Smart www.pantheon.org/articles/b/buddha.html In Kapilavastu, on the Indo-Nepalese border, his earthly mother, Queen Maya, experienced a vision in which she beheld the Buddha come down into her womb as a white elephant. This was interpreted as the birth of a world savior.

[26]Dragon bones: the story of Peking man, by Penny Van Oosterzee, pg 4

[27]( Vermes, 2006, p. 3)  Geza Vermes is Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Oxfordhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/dec/16/religion.commentisfree

[28] http://members.cox.net/thomasahobbs/yea_12-5.htm Just whose birthday was December 25?  (Ibid. p. 98), (Ibid, p. 642),  (Ibid. p. 93).  (The traditions of Glastonbury, p.; 85). ([The Roman Caesars], 14th Edition, Vol. 15, p. 620). It goes on to say that the sanctification of Sunday and of the 25th of December are associated with Mithras.

[29] Acharya S, The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold.

[30] Gerald Massey’s lectures, ‘the historical Jesus and mythical Christ’, originally published in a private edition c.1900

ATTRACTION

The ties that bind can sometimes be as strong as magnetic, chemical or atomic bonds. What would it take to transform carbon into platinum? Others have called it alchemy, but when we apply this same philosophy or recipe to life or relationships it all presents the same set of problems…how do I turn copper into gold?…a hoe into a house wife?[no pun intended] a hardened criminal into a community activist? The short answer would be attraction. Esoterically I applied this same logic to myself and realized why I don’t want to be with a woman that I cannot be my true self with or will have to dumb down my consciousness because she is unconscious.

Most women in my current state of consciousness do not hold my attraction they can only arouse me carnally, but not consciously. I find true attraction in women who are mentally awakened or open to the idea of becoming that. The journey or quest in aiding and assisting her mental revival lifts me off my feet as if being drawn to and compelled by pure scent coming into the nostrils, thereby ushering a mental and carnal attraction.

My lower self has little control over me or else I would have sex with any and every woman I could simply because of carnal desire. The desires of the flesh pale in comparison to the desires of the higher self-mind. I now know this is why I lose interest so easily or why I rarely bother with pursuit. I would much rather pursue enlightenment or her mind. The flesh would simply be a consolation prize, because the true attraction should ultimately be her mind. If the attraction does not first begin there…it is doomed for failure.

AINT NOTHING CHANGED

To survive is the prime directive of all known forms of life, which would lead one to the conclusion that survival is the prime directive of the universe. The first forms of life probably did not need to take energy [life] inorder to survive. However, as those energetic vibrations began to move faster, whatever methods they used to gain energy simply were insufficient and that is when an intuitive form of life said to the next form of life, “GET IN MY FIGURATIVE BELLY.”

Not all life in those beginning stages became life robbers; most people can look outside their doors and see the [LIFE ROBBERS]. They may come in the disguise of judges, politicians, rapists, child molesters, con artists, gang bangers, hate mongers and a few others titles and their sole purpose is to take your life from you. Turn you into an empty shell just so they may incorporate your energy into their being. This energy may take on the disguise of money, pleasure, power, control, influence, fear; whatever the case may be…they are still [LIFE ROBBERS] and [ENERGY THIEVES].

Therefore, in all actuality… not much has changed since the primeval soup days. You had life that got energy from the sun or other sources; we call them plants today. You even see evidence of this in humans as they convert sun light into vitamin D through the skin. Therefore, I guess the idea, philosophy, or culture; whatever you wish to call it, of predator and prey is and will always be around. You may refer to it as duality, a negative and positive charge, change, or situation. We must embrace the old adage, “history repeats its self,” because it is apparent to me that nothing has changed since the primeval soup days, except appearances, which mean nothing because we all know…looks can be deceiving.

TOTAL RECALL

Artificial intelligence scares me. Has anyone ever seen terminator, the matrix and I robot; the reoccurring theme? I’d hate to wake up in a world like Neo did and I’m in a farm being used like a AA battery or worse yet wake up in a world like John Conner and the machine simply want to rid the world of anything with lungs and heart valves. What is this obsession with creating machines capable of thinking for themselves? I’m content with them simply processing information and doing the heavy lifting; why do they need to think?? In essence they will be smarter than you, and if I can tell you are weak, how to exploit you and that you are full of it, then  imagine what the machine will cogitate…go ahead…think on that for a minute. Are you done yet? Ok…so think about this too; we only use 10% of our brains. Humans barely think for themselves, so now you want to create and introduce something into the world capable of thinking better than you?

Perhaps the proper course of action would be to perfect thought in human beings first, and then worry about the next guy or robot, which ever you prefer. At least when that happens, there would be no computer more powerful than the one on my shoulders.