I’ve been having the strangest feeling of having been here before – I’m talking a spiritual repeat. I mean the nature of the souls and events that seem to be occurring.
I don’t like it.
Pestilence; War; Famine; Disease
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
I guess that comes from reading mysteries – especially when the most recent is Dan Brown’s, “The Da Vinci Code”. I pulled and all nighter and finished it about 6:45 this morning. As he tells in the book, the basic premise – Jesus and Mary were married and had kids – has been known for centuries. There is no question that Mary Magdalen is identified (Luke 8:2) as having had infirmities and evil spirits – seven devils – removed; nor is there question that she was among the women who traveled with Jesus and the Twelve.
Of course, if one reads St. John, they discover multiple mention of a “disciple whom Jesus loved” – who is NOT Mary Magdalen, but rather someone who stood with her under the cross and was told by Jesus to protect His mother. This is interesting – where Brown builds on the existence of a heterosexual romance, and supports it with a quote from the Gnostic Gospels, the Catholic Bible presents something which might represent a Homosexual love. As such, it would support the idea that Jesus was not married – because he was gay. Still, the ancient documents identify Mary as the beloved of Jesus – and so we might have Mary mentioned in the same context as the male Beloved for the very reason that they wanted to deny the marriage and / or romance.
Could you imagine – a HOMOSEXUAL JESUS ! ?
Imagine that he says the is no sin (as sited in several scriptures from the period) because he was removing the stigma of His own nature. One thing is certain, the Gnostic Christians followed female priests. Something which Tertullian – a Latin writer, born Quintus Septimus Florens Tertullianus to pagan parents in Carthage, he became a “Christian” late in life – denounced in his writings. His beliefs were rejected by the Church in Carthage, but, as we now can see in Christian practice, eventually were adopted as “gospel”. It is a gospel that was pronounced both by Tertullian and John – “When we believe, we desire no further belief. For this is our first article of faith, that there is nothing which we ought to believe besides.” For John the doctrine was to believe that Jesus was born, died, and rose again. Blind belief without reason or logic – the basic doctrine that is now followed by Bush 43, who proclaims that he is right and need neither explain, nor answer to, anyone.
Both Bush and Tertullian have a common basis – they each claim direct revelation from God and the power to suppress major segments of the world’s population.