Friday, April 07, 2006

Where’s my placard, “the end is near”.


"You will be cursed by the other generations — and you will come to rule over them," Jesus tells Judas, as has been suspected by any who actually read the scriptures with wisdom.

On April 6th, translations of the Gospels of Judas were formally made public. Those with a vested interest in the Gospels of Rome as propagated by Athanasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, are quick to denounce the text – as they were denounced as heresy in 180 AD.

The problem with the denunciation? The “accepted canon” tells us that Jesus was prone to set the stage for scriptural fulfillment. We need look no further than fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9, as described in Matthew 21:5.

If we know there was a staged compliance with one prophecy, and we also know the anointment was staged, why doubt there was is forced compliance with the “death” prophecy?

The only real question is whether he actually died. He was, we are told, taken down faster than was the norm – he had to be ritually washed. It’s a question of risk, verses reward. And if you read the “Da Vinci Code”, maybe the French legends are correct; maybe the fiction is truth.

In an unrelated, yet related, story – Atheist and Agonists are increasing in numbers at a rate which will see the end of superstition based faith by the year 2050; the Golden Rule, religions based on the concepts of Hillel, Jesus and the Buddhists, may well take over.

Another Orwellian contradiction – the end of religion gives rise to the fulfillment of prophecies which define the demised faiths. Those who profess the literal and unerring truth of scripture will pass away.

As is, we know they are wrong, though they are unable to admit it. Biblical scholars have long known that there are more errors, deletions and additions in the new Testament than there are words in its composition.

By 2050, we will have had time to see the prophecy of Malachy O'Morgair come to pass, and the last Pope – Peter of Rome – come and go.

In the words of St. Senanus – St Patrick’s successor –"Falsehood will characterize that class of men who will sit in judgment to pass sentence according to law ...Women will abandon feelings of delicacy, and cohabit with men out of wedlock."

As I asked a year ago, in regard to this same prophecy: “Do our leaders and judges lie? Do the unwed cohabit?” Have women taken their place as man’s equal – and is that not something the West is insisting be adopted by Eastern, Islamic, nations?

We have those who – igbnorant of the words of the Christian father Irenaeus (d. 185AD) – look for the Apocalypse. But Irenaenus received information from those who had seen John face to face, and said the Apocalypse "was seen no very long time since, but almost in our day, towards the end of Domitian's reign." (81-96AD)

It has come and gone, the Latin thesis – attributed to Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria in 367 – which held Jesus to be the physical embodiment of Yahweh, and so eternal; was, to Eastern Churches illogical – and they asked, how could an eternal divinity die? And who would follow a schizophrenic who didn’t even know his own identity?

What did early apostles teach – look to Paul, who claimed an on going dispute with Peter. It was not reality, but rather “faith” which was the focal point of the new system. It was through faith, not knowledge, that salvation was to be gained.

It is significant that Paul was a student of Hillel’s grandson, and that he was also living in a time when the millennium of John and the revelation had already begun.

Jesus had found a way to fulfil prophecy and live. The Gospel of Peter – which was dropped for the canon of Athanasius, the official books we know today – tells of the deep love and affection between Jesus and Mary. It was an affect so open as to be an embarrassment to Peter when he was with them in their residence.

We are in an age of war, and age of prophecy fulfillment, an age when the old shall be set aside for the betterment of all people. It is a time when some shall live to see the beginning of an age based upon kindness to ones neighbor.

It’s going to be rather interesting – for those who manage to live through it.

It appears that we have a final war ahead; but within four decades we shall also have the finalization of ancient prophecy – it’s Easter, the holiday of a Goddess turned God: as a 60's acquaintance said: “times they are a changin’.”


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