Archive | May, 2014

John the Baptist and his two sons

30 May

ImageIn the story of John from the gospel of John in the bible, this person is referred to as John rather than John the Baptist which identified what he was famous for – baptising. With this point in hand then it only highlights the text written in the gospel of John – when the name John is used it is referring to John who baptised.

Jn: the next day John was standing there again with two of his disciples, when he saw Jesus walking by. “There is the Lamb of God,” he said. The two disciples heard him say this and went with Jesus. Jesus turned, saw them following him, and asked “what are you looking for?” They answered, “Where do you live, Rabbi?” (This word means Teacher.) “Come and see,” he answered. (It was then about four o’clock in the afternoon) So they went with him and saw where he lived, and spent the rest of that day with him. One of them was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. At once he found his brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah.” (This word means Christ.) Then he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “Your name is Simon son of John, but you will be called Cephas.” (This is the same as Peter and means; a rock.)

The first point which is often overlooked is Jesus lived in a home like everyone else. I know that seems lame to mention such a detail but it delights religious teachers to promote Jesus wondered homeless – so to speak – preaching.

The next part which caught my eye was it is written in the bible that Andrew and Simon Peter are John’s sons. You will notice there is no other John mentioned in this gospel, only John the Baptist. That would make John the Baptist their father! This would certainly make Andrew and Simon Peter related to Jesus. Peter or Simon Peter becomes the main disciple acting on Jesus’ behalf in the gospels in the Entwined Story. Even though they are referred to as John’s disciples both Andrew and Simon switch over and follow Jesus. Jesus’ family were his disciples.

The mere fact that the Christian following in the name of Jesus was made up of Jesus’ family promotes a huge conflict of interest. This conflict extends to the prophesying of Jesus coming which was announced by John who was a family member. Witnesses within the biblical text were also family members as I will expose.

By what credence does this give authenticity to any religious evidence? It gives it none whatsoever instead it only highlights the hypnotic power which has been held over so many people for so many thousands of years. The main tool of persuasion is fear. The fear of eternal damnation alone is enough for people to abide.

Family power has been the basis of many systems in antiquity. Royalty was commenced by a family and its continued power to this very day is still encased by family members. The world banks were commenced and kept by family and is still dominant today.

The Christian ideal is the same. Christianity, according to the bible was commenced within a family. In this case between Elizabeth and Mary who planted the seed for John and Jesus! This controlling dictatorship, like royal dictatorship has manipulated many generations of people. The common people, the subjects of these dominations have been manipulated to the thinking of these systems for many generations.

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John and Jesus make their entrance

30 May

ImageThe story moves on from the mystical beginning of the gospel of John to something a bit more earthly. I’m sure you will see as clearly as I have uncovered John and Jesus started their ministry on questionable grounds.

Jn: the next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said “there is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I was talking about when I said, a man is coming after me, but he is greater than I am, because he existed before I was born. I did not know who he would be, but I came baptizing with water in order to make him known to the people of Israel.” And John gave this testimony. “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and stay on him. I still did not know that he was the one, but God, who sent me to baptize with water, had said to me, you will see the Spirit come down and stay on a man he is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. I have seen it,” said John, “and I tell you that he is the Son of God.”

John and Jesus are related. Their mothers Elizabeth and Mary have expressed a conversation in the bible about their sons being manifested or implanted by God/Holy Spirit. So why doesn’t John know Jesus is coming? Their relationship would make it possible for John to be knowledgeable about Jesus’ arrival at a mortal level…

The biblical texts are very dramatic and it mystifies me why no one questions the information so clearly written in the bible.

The bible has already explained the mothers Elizabeth and Mary discussed their son’s importance before they were born and yet John makes it known he does not know Jesus is the one. Their mothers knew Jesus was supposedly the one.

Since these boys would have been around similar ages and as the bible has shown John was born first before Jesus making him the elder of the two. This would have made both of them in their 30’s or there about.

After the bible speaks of their beginning, their relationship and their connection with god – John then says he did not know Jesus was the one.

I know I am over stating the point but what I don’t get is no one seems to realize the obvious – particularly the Christian community.

It puzzles me how such a following has blossomed as it has without anyone pointing out these obvious flaws. In my court I can only see that John and Jesus conjured up this whole thing and I have to say they did it very well.

The other anomaly is that there is no evidence Jesus existed. So is what we are reading in the bible perhaps the result of an author who has used a great deal of artistic licence to create two characters, giving us all the evidence which points to fraud…

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Enter the Book of John

29 May

ImageThe Book of John makes an artistic entrance. The gospel commences with a piece which since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was discovered it was copied from a scroll about the ‘Law’.

The Christian theologists of the early church around the fourth century tampered with the original scroll removing the word ‘Law’ and replacing it with the word ‘Word’. Other small alternations were made to create a flowing rhythm to market god and to make the gospel sound mystic and appealing. My understanding is the original works were from the Essenes. In the works uncovered the names John and Jesus have not been recorded – at all. The interesting point is the Essenes were destroyed some 40 years after the supposed time of Jesus and John and yet they did not document them.

Gospel of John: before the world was created, the Word already existed, he was with God, and he was the same as God. From the very beginning the Word was with God. Through him God made all things, not one thing in all creation was made without him. The Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out. God sent his messenger, a man named John, who came to tell people about the light, so that all should hear the message and believe. He himself was not the light; he came to tell about the light. He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him. Some, however, did receive him and believed in him, so he gave them the right to become God’s children. They did not become God’s children by natural means, that is, by being born as the children of a human father, God himself was their Father.

The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father’s only Son. John spoke about him. He cried out, This is the one I was talking about when I said, He comes after me, but he is greater than I am because he existed before I was born.

God gave the Law through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. The only son, who is the same as God and is at the Father’s side.

I will reiterate: In the works of the Essenes, before Christianity, this similar text was written except ‘Word’ was ‘Law’. This was uncovered when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. This would indicate Christianity borrowed their source of information from the Essenes and then altered them with Christian interpretations. This Christian statement indicates Word as an entity, and God being that entity. Life was brought from Word (Law) and yet Human kind does not become God’s children by ‘natural’ means. Although we can speculate about mystical or heavenly means – this strongly indicates an interference that is not a part of our natural earth. And if ‘No one has ever seen God’ then who did Moses (and the others) see in the Old Testament? Equally if Jesus is God than if no one saw him then how did the crucifixion and resurrection happen and be witnessed?

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John and Jesus as kids

27 May

ImageAfter the conception of John the Baptist and then the birth of Jesus the bible scriptures then says nothing about the years between the birth events until both boys John and Jesus are adults. There is this huge void of around 30 years the supposed time when John arrives on the scene and Jesus commenced his ministry.

The church estimates Jesus was 30yrs old. Coincidently and neatly I might add, John comes out of the wilderness preaching and baptising people and it just so happens, Jesus makes his first appearance on the scene, at the same time.

For two iconic people in the Christian movement they both seem to not have made any appearance from the time of their birth and thirty years later.

Why is there nothing in the bible about these supposedly godly related boys John and Jesus before their 30’s?

The bible is very clever. If you take the time to read it story by story you begin to uncover not so much what is written but also what is missing. The missing parts do leave for creative interpretation but even so, if the biblical writers wanted clarity about their works then they have failed miserably – or have they!

Religious adherents like the not religious adherents have either ignored (religious adherents) or taken the time to scatter gossip (non religious adherents) to fill in the blanks.

Yes, you guessed it, I am a non religious adherent and I have filled in a few creative blanks of my own.

The bible has made a special point of mentioning John the Baptists conception and birth. And then the bible makes a commotion about the birth of Jesus. Then the bible makes sure its readers know and understand that John and Jesus’ mothers were related which by all biological understandings would make the boys related – uncontested.

Then the bible purposely does not cover these two boys growing up. There is no mention of their teenage years or even when they were in their 20’s – nothing.

Then suddenly when these boys reach around 30yrs, first John comes from the wilderness followed by Jesus proclaiming neither of them knew the other would be there – Do you see the irony?

So for my non religious adherent theory: These two boys planned between themselves the greatest fraud of all time – One which has lasted for 2,000 years – Wow.

How much do you think it would take for these boys to conjure up the whole baptism, saving the world and a fake crucifixion? Oh are you surprised I have written fake crucifixion? Well that is what the ‘Entwined Story’ I will be sharing is about. And each piece of information I add from the bible will reinforce my final theory.

As I progress through the story of these boys in the New Testament you will begin to understand that Jesus’ followers/disciples are also his family – a huge conflict of interest.

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Jesus’ birth and the travelling Star.

26 May

ImageWith contradiction abound – the New Testament goes ahead and defies not only its own teaching but it defies logic during the birth of Jesus.

Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem during the time when Herod was king. Soon afterwards, some men who studied the stars came from the East to Jerusalem and asked “where is the baby born to be the king of the Jews? We saw his star when it came up in the east, and we have come to worship him.”

When King Herod heard about this, he was very upset, and so was everyone else in Jerusalem. He called together all the chief priests and the teachers of the Law and asked them. “Where will the Messiah be born?” They answered “in the town of Bethlehem, for this is what the prophet wrote; Bethlehem in the land of Judah, you are by no means the least of the leading cities of Judah, for from you will come a leader who will guide my people Israel.” So Herod called the visitors from the east to a secret meeting and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem with these instructions; “Go and make a careful search for the child, and when you find him, let me know, so that I too may go and worship him.” And so they left, and on their way they saw the same star they had seen in the East. When they saw it, how happy they were, it went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.

When they saw the child with his mother, they knelt down and worshiped him. They brought their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then they returned by another road, since God had warned them in a dream, not to go back to Herod.

The men who studied the stars were considered those who studied astrology. The God of Israel, in the Old Testament would have been very angry about men who studied the stars who he considered evil, associated with his son. Why would God, with his objections to such a sin as astrology have the birth of the Messiah indicated by it? Furthermore, with the knowledge of astrology it should be possible to give a close if not accurate day, month and year that would coincide with that particular star.

Except – this star was moving like a flying craft across the sky until it stopped over the place where the child was born. Sounds remarkably like a ‘flying object’ and unidentified at that!

After typing out the bible it is very difficult for me to avoid the many references to flying objects in the sky. From my perspective I am only rehashing what was written. The ‘Entwined Story’ combines this information but at the same time has identified a very human activity from Jesus. Either these unusual things did happen or someone had a very vivid imagination. The Roman Empire did pride themselves of the creative arts.

This moving star during the birth of Jesus was seen in the East. Jesus was born in the land of Judah which is represented by the Lion. Sounds like the – forbidden by god astrology – lurks around Jesus.

To return to the enigmatic star: The verse indicates that the star went ahead until it stopped and remained over Jesus. Jesus is identified as the Messiah because of this moving star and is called the son of God. My question is ‘Who is god?’ and what is this bright shiny star like a flying ship that travelled and then stopped over Jesus during his birth?

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The Birth of Jesus

26 May

ImageThe birth of Jesus in the first century is celebrated by Christians around the world every year. And yet most Christians rarely stop to think whether such an event as explained in the bible could possibly occur. Since Jesus or the idea of Jesus was elevated to son of god in 325 by Constantine the Great many people don’t want to bother with any logical thinking on the subject.

In the book of Matthew: The story of the birth of Jesus Christ commences when His mother Mary was engaged to Joseph. Before they were married, she found out that she was going to have a baby by the Holy Spirit. Joseph was a man who always did what was right, but he did not want to disgrace Mary publicly, so he made plans to break the engagement privately. While he was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary to be your wife for it is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived. She will have a son, and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Now all this happened in order to make come true what the Lord had said through the prophet. A virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and he will be called Immanuel. So when Joseph woke up, he married Mary, as the angel of the Lord had told him to. But he had no sexual relations with her before she gave birth to her son, and Joseph named him Jesus.

It fascinates me that there is a continual clear admission this is Joseph’s blood line (descendant of David) and yet he is not the biological father according to the angel. This is a persistent paradox. Over time theologians and religious adherences have put forward the idea that this is Mary’s bloodline. And regardless of what scrolls or scriptures are presented for this argument it still remains there is no reference to Mary’s bloodline in the bible. So to come back to the persistent paradox then how can Jesus be a biological descendant of David? This presents another paradox because I have already presented the ancestry written in the bible and shown it too does not go back to King David. Again all this information is sourced from within the bible itself.

When you cross reference the bible for its own allegations (as I have) it makes for many contradictions of its own contents.

If Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit then shouldn’t this descendant list belong to Mary in order for Jesus to be a descendant of David? Logically, yes. Regardless – according to the list provided by the bible which is Josephs’ bloodline – it does not match back to David either.

Perhaps what is missing is the ancestry list of the Holy Spirit…

This causes some confusion. Referring to Jesus as the lineal descendant of David makes no logical sense if Joseph is not the biological father. Regardless of their haste in marriage, by reference of Mary’s inception of pregnancy, Jesus is still illegitimate. So was the marriage a cover up? This story cannot be authenticated. This gospel along with the other gospels was not penned till well after all these people were long gone.

This information has caused some thoughts. Mary fell pregnant out of wedlock and used the virgin/pure vessel concept to cover up her disgrace. And now for some fun – or for the alien theorists there is the possibility the virgin birth was by way of artificial insemination by the Holy Spirit of alien origin. After all, if we are to believe the bible – Mary did not have human sexual relations. Hence, God, the Holy Spirit and aliens are one and of the same. This could also explain why in Genesis it mentions the Supernatural beings (sons of God) procreated with human women. They also could be called ‘virgin births’! – Please stop laughing I am trying to be serious…

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Census in the First Century

24 May

ImageThe system of taking a census for population counts has been an undertaking for many thousands of years, it seems. In the bible it is noted and especially during the time of the birth of Jesus. In my thinking, since the bible specifically mentions there was a census taken while Mary was pregnant with Jesus that the Roman Administration’s archives would have such a document – but there is no evidence such a document exists in the Name of Mary and Joseph, descendant of David.

Written in the book of Luke Emperor Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Roman Empire. When this first census took place, Quirinius was the governor of Syria. Everyone, then, went to register himself, each to his own home town. Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the town of Bethlehem in Judea, the birthplace of King David. Joseph went there because he was a descendant of David. He went to register with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him. She was pregnant, and while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her baby. She gave birth to her first son, wrapped him in cloths and laid him in a manger; there was no room for them to stay in the inn.

There is no doubt – the bible was very clear Mary was promised in marriage to Joseph. There is no mention Mary marries Joseph in this verse. While she is in Bethlehem she gives birth to Jesus which makes him ‘illegitimate’. This is exactly as the Gnostic gospels claim, Jesus was illegitimate. I am in no way condemning illegitimacy it is merely a point of interest worth noting because it is important to Christians. The Christian message supposedly promotes family unity within the walls of marriage and yet Jesus himself was not only illegitimate but there are confused claims Joseph was not his biological father.

Josephs’ only competitor to title or claim as father of Jesus was a mythological godly figure. That claim would serve on two counts – 1) Jesus was conceived out of wedlock and 2) Jesus was the result of an affair outside of the marriage promise to Joseph.

It does lay a ground for sticky consideration.

The confusion continues that the bible continues to promote Joseph as the hereditary descendant of King David. And Joseph lays claim to his heritage to King David which again makes him the biological father of Jesus. This is because Jesus claims to be the descendant of King David.

The bible was obviously not scrutinized by the authors or later by the biblical editors. But what puzzles me the most, many Christians don’t know these details and perhaps they don’t care – I don’t know.

The most important hurdle in all of this besides the confusion of Joseph not being Jesus’ biological father and yet Jesus claims Josephs lineage to King David is the fact that the referenced ancestry in the bible doesn’t go back to King David anyway and stops at the Temple Builders.

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