Saturday, April 15, 2006

Easter -- a time of lies

Ah t’is the season of Passover and Easter – ancient celebrations associated with divinely influenced individuals; who might have been real, who might have lived among us. Where they?

The beginning of the Moses saga is ancient Sumerian myth heard in the Saga of Gilgamish – a fact which doesn’t detract from the reality of the man. What we know? The people believed Moses existed and held a fraternal relationship to Aaron – and so, by tradition, had a genetic connection to all of the Levi tribe, the Kohanim, the honored Judaic priestly line whose descendants are known.

Modern DNA analysis of Levi’s, Cohen’s, and other families who claim exalted lineage has revealed a common genetic marker –called the Kohanim gene. Thus we know Aaron to be real; and by extension we have proved the likelihood of Moses, but the Exodus – no way.

The actual Passover is a myth, an amalgam of oral histories and tales of adventure associated both with the Egyptian occupation and dominance of Judean territory, and as a necessary element in the unification of displaced tribes after the Assyrian destruction of Israel.

The earliest evidence of Moses appears about 622 BCE, in the reign of Josiah – a sixteenth generation lineal descendant of King David, and cited in 2 Ch 34:3 as king during a purge of pagan places.

While the line of Aaron is demonstrably real, Passover, Exodus, and Moses are from the realm of tradition. By what of Yeshua, did he exist? What can be said of him?

The man existed – as he was born in an age of passing literacy, and had followers who are known to have lived, we know him to be real. Unfortunately, most of what we know has been tainted with Hellenistic and Roman superstitious mythology – akin to Gilgamish tales incorporated into Judaic scripture.

In talking of Easter, and Yeshua, we have two other problems: the first is a lack of original documentation. What we have is transcribed letters and monographs; the most recent being centuries removed from the events, and in multiple versions works attributed to the same authority.

What is original? We know that the “let he who is without sin” tale (John 7:53-812) was added, invented, centuries later and appears in various locations in divergent subsequent manuscripts.

It’s a tale intended to underscore the principle that we should not judge others, but lacking in elements which would make it real – like where is the equally guilty, equally condemnable, man?

The scripture we have was redacted, edited, and complied to a purpose – to support the Roman concept of divinity. The books we have come from a list of approved canon created by Athanasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, in 367 AD.

At the time, followers of Athanasius – whose thesis defines all of Western Roman Church theology – were in conflict with adherents to the philosophical doctrine set forth Arius and subscribed to by Eastern Orthodox practitioners. This conflict would eventually cause a schism which divided the Churches and, interestingly, gave rise to Islam.

Crucifixion was real, it was punishment for criminals and rebels – to assert kingship, in defiance of Roman authority, was treason and punishable by death; but, in this case, gave rise to a insurgent martyr.

Where there was no “crime”, it fell to a governor to justify the execution – recognition of an individual as a Messiah, as the foretold divine “King of Judea” sufficed; hence the sign nailed to the cross. But was he in on it -- this Roman Governor?

There is no death ... there is no execution ... what there is is a governor who wished to give the man every chance to survive ... denied any crime, gave the people choice and then, when asked, pulled the man from the cross before the time necessary to ensure death ... and had the death certified by a Christian Centurian -- who had every motivation to keep his Rabbi alive ...

Yeshua, the man, was real, teaching Hillel against Roman force

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