Saturday, July 08, 2006

Christian Stupidity - Part I

I love those who claim the Bible is perfect – that it is without error. Clearly , no tow fool could broadcast their status with greater proof of their ignorance.

As I believe has been previously mentioned – compared with ancient, more accurate, texts (fewer transcription, hence fewer chance for transcription errors) there are more errors in the modern Bible than there are words.

St John, recipient of the Revelation, declared that it had begun with the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. Therefore the goal is to define the thousand years, and explain the “reign of Christ.” Both are achieved by looking to the Church of Rome.

The Pope holds the English title VICAR of Christ, in Latin Vicarius Christi, “Substitute for Christ.” Accordingly, in terms of prophecy fulfillment, Christ did reign in Papal form; a reign which started with Constantine the Great and the Edict of Milan (313 AD).

Fast forward a thousand years, Henry VII, crowned Emperor of Rome in 1312, dies and, within a year, Robert Bruce’s Scots rout the English at the Battle of Bannockburn – the reformation groundwork is laid. The evolution and history of the English language takes a new turn – Latin and French are pushed aside as “Court Tongues”.

Dante’s “Divina Commedia” is circulating among the literate, giving images of punishment for Church Hypocrisy and corruption.
In an age with printing presses, when it was punishable by death to produce a Bible comprehensible to commoners, a generation was to pass before Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” was to satirize Church Hypocrisy in the English tongue of the times (1387); this was just three years after Latin scholar John Wycliffe, produced the first English language Bible – sentenced to death, he died of natural causes (1384); within a year, the English King ordered the Bible copied and distributed throughout Britain, within six years Wycliffe writings were in Bohemia.

The prophecy of John was being fulfilled, and the Church was failing and the second – unspoken of – millennium was beginning. It is here, at end of the second millennium, we find the “Judgment Day”.

To confirm the dating, we turn to the According to the rules of Jewish numerology, known as gematria, when the letter Nun appears a second time in a word, it is known as a "Final", and takes the value of 700, thus. “NRWN QSR” actually equals to 1316 and not 666.

We know the 666 is a possible error. Recently discovered texts put the number at 616. The validity of the manuscripts, if not the accuracy, is affirmed by Irenæus [A.D. 120-202], “Against Heresies: Book V Chapter XXX”, who attributes the 616 to a copyist error, "this number [666] being found in all the most approved and ancient copies" [of Revelation] and he asserts that "men who saw John face to face bearing their testimony."

Which opens another can of worms – the Bible is not accurate, it contains “copyist errors” and deliberate changes of the type which John warned against making – still the difference is only 50 years, and so brings us, more accurately, to Chaucer and Wycliffe – and becomes the year the English refused to pay feudal dues to the pope.

More, next week, including the Founding Father’s views on the place where this nation should go – it aint in a Right-wing direction.

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