Abrahamic monotheism is just original fascism
ALL Abrahamic monotheism (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is an invention to control hearts and minds and can be traced back to a man and a motive.
Cyrus the Great and Aryan monotheistic Zoroastrainism for Judaism.
Originally “Judaism” was a fertility cult (Baal/El, Set/Amen) coverted to Zoraostrianism by Cyrus the Great
Constantine the Great and Aryan monotheistic sun worship for christianity,(Sol Invictus/Mithras)
which got officially converted to messianic Judaism c.787AD
Othman the Third Caliph for Islam. Originally it was Semitic polythestic moon worship which was converted to nestorian messianic Judaism.
ALL These conversions where done by FORCE!!
Abrahamic monothisms stories are myths taken from ancient Aryan beliefs.Beliefs that can be traced back 18,000 years.
But there are even older beliefs like snake worship beliefs that can be traced back to Africa over 70,000 years ago!!
Abrahamic monotheism is a New Age belief!
That age is the “age of Piceses” which began about 2,000 years ago and there is something very fishy about it!
For secular people this is just confirming your suspiscions
For spiritual people this is a wake up call…YOU ARE WORSHIPPING FALSE GODS
Christianity was the ultimate product of religious syncretism in the ancient world. Its emergence owed nothing to a holy carpenter. There were many Jesuses but the fable was a cultural construct.
The nativity yarn is a concatenation of nonsense. The genealogies of Jesus, both Matthew’s version and Luke’s, are pious fiction. Nazareth did not exist in the 1st century AD – the area was a burial ground of rock-cut tombs.
With multiple authors behind the original gospel story it is no surprise that the figure of “Jesus” is a mess of contradictions. Yet the story is so thinly drawn that being a “good Christian” might mean almost anything.
The 12 disciples are as fictitious as their master, invented to legitimise the claims of the early churches. The original Mary was not a virgin, that idea was borrowed from pagan goddesses. The pagan world knew all about virgins getting pregnant by randy gods: The Mythical “Virgin Mother”.
Scholars have known all this for more than 200 years but priestcraft is a highly profitable business and finances an industry of deceit to keep the show on the road.
THIS IS TRUE OF ALL ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM
Abrahamic Monotheism Part 1 – The Invention of Judaism
Abrahamic Monotheism Part 2 – The Invention of Christianity
Abrahamic Monotheism Part 3 – The Invention of Islam
Abrahamic religions (also Abrahamism) are the monotheistic faiths of Middle East origin, emphasizing and tracing their common origin to Abraham or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with him. They are one of the major divisions in comparative religion, along with Indian religions(Dharmic) and East Asian religions (Taoic).
As of the early twenty-first century, it was estimated that 54% of the world’s population (3.8 billion people) considered themselves adherents of the Abrahamic religions, about 30% of other religions, and 16% of no organized religion
The Abrahamic religions in chronological order of founding are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Bahá’í Faith
Christians refer to Abraham as a “father in faith”. There is an Islamic religious term, Millat Ibrahim (faith of Ibrahim), indicating that Islam sees itself as having practices tied to the traditions of Abraham. Jewish tradition claims descendance from Abraham
In the 19th century and 20th centuries Judaism developed a small number of branches, of which the most significant are Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform.
Since its founding, Christianity has divided into three main branches (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant)
Soon after its founding Islam split into two main branches (Sunni and Shi’a), each of which now have a number of denominations
Lesser-known Abrahamic religions, originally offshoots of Shi’a Islam, include the Bahá’í Faith and Druze
The unifying characteristic of Abrahamic religions is that all accept the tradition that God revealed himself to the patriarch Abraham.All are monotheistic, and conceive God to be a transcendent Creator-figure and the source of moral law, and their sacred narratives feature many of the same figures, histories, and places in each, although they often present them with different roles, perspectives, and meanings.
All Abrahamic religions claim to be monotheistic, worshiping an exclusive God, though known by different names. All of these religions believe that God creates, is one, rules, reveals, loves, judges, punishes, and forgives. However, although Christianity does not profess to believe in three gods — but rather three persons, or hypostases, united in one essence — the Trinitarian doctrine, which is a fundamental of faith for the vast majority of Christian denominations, conflicts with Jewish and Muslim concepts of monotheism. Since the conception of divine Trinity is not amenable to tawhid, the Islamic doctrine of monotheism, Islam considers Christianity to be variously polytheistic or idolatrous.
THE NEW TESTAMENT
THE GOD CHRISTIANS WORSHIP TODAY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IS NOT THE GOD THAT WAS ORIGINALLY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
ORIGINALLY “JESUS CHRIST” WAS A ROMAN MONOTHEISTIC SUN GOD CALLED “HESUS KRISHNA” (ESUS CHRISTOS)
VOTED INTO EXISTANCE AT THE 1ST COUNCIL OF NICEAE
A SUN GOD ,REPRESENTING THE NEW ROMAN EMPIRE ,
“HESUS” FOR THE WEST AND “KRISHNA” FOR THE EAST
THIS MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF WAS REWRITTEN IN 786 AD ,WHEN MESSIANIC JUDAISM USURPED THE BYZANTINE OLD ROMAN MONOTHEISTIC RELIGION
AND CHRISTIANITY ITSELF WAS NOT INVENTED UNTIL THE 15TH CENTURY .
THIS FACT HAS BEEN EDITED AND COVERED UP SINCE THEN!
THE NEW TESTAMENT IS A TWISTED BOOK OF MITHRAS ,SUN WORSHIP PERVERTED.
Originally the Constantinian Roman Unified Religion was Arianism or Mithraism and its book was the New Testament and its capital was to be Constantinople.
This Roman Unified Religion was based on Persian and Egyptian Sun worship with Druidic and Greek philsophical influences WITH NO JEWISH INFLUENCE WHATEVER!!.This religion was attacked and usurped in the Eastern Empire by Messianic Judaism. This then spread to the West .It is a version of Messianic Judaism that we call Christianity today, it was what Constantine himself declared heretical!
MONOTHEISM AS A GRASS ROOTS BELIEF, GREW FROM URBAN AREAS AS PEOPLE HAD LESS CONTACT WITH NATURE
IT ALSO ATTRACTED EMPERORS WITH LUST FOR MATERIAL POWER .
MONOTHEIST RELIGION THEN BECAME A POLITICAL TOOL ,IT BECAME ORIGINAL FASCISM WITH THE EMPERORS AT THE HEAD
ONE GOD ,ONE EMPIRE ,ONE EMPEROR
THE REAL STORY OF CHRISTIANITY IS A STORY OF GENOCIDE AND INTOLERANCE INFLICTED BY CHRISTIANS ON CHRISTIANS AND PAGANS!!
IT STARTS AS A STRUGGLE BETWEEN NEW AGE MONOTHEISM AND OLD AGE POLYTHEISM
IT TURNS INTO A MONOTHEISTIC STRUGGLE BETWEEN MESSIANIC SUN WORSHIP AND MESSIANIC JUDAISM,A MALE FERTILITY CULT.
IT IS THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN A MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP “HORUS” IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,INVENTED BY CONSTANTINE THE GREAT FOR HIS NEW UNIFIED ROMAN EMPIRE
AND A MONOTHEISTIC FERTILITY/STORM GOD “SET” IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ,INVENTED BY CYRUS THE GREAT TO MAKE A RELIGIOUS FANATIC PUPPET STATE FOR HIS PERSIAN EMPIRE
IT IS THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN WESTERN LATIN ARYAN MITHRA WORSHIPERS AND EASTERN GREEK MESSIANIC JUDAISM
IT IS A STRUGGLE THAT PRODUCES THE BIBLE AND MODERN CHRISTIANITY
IT IS A STORY OF MEGALOMANIA ,BLOODSHED ,IGNORANCE ,GREED ,DESTRUCTION ,DISEASE ,PERVERSION AND LIES!!
IT IS THE STORY OF ORIGINAL FASCISM AND RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE
WELCOME TO THE INVENTION OF CHRISTIANITY
The Golden Bough attempts to define the shared elements of religious belief, ranging from ancient belief systems to relatively modern religions such as Christianity. Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king.
This king was the incarnation of a dying and reviving god, a solar deity who underwent a mystic marriage to a goddess of the Earth, who died at the harvest, and was reincarnated in the spring. Frazer claims that this legend is central to almost all of the world’s mythologies.
The book scandalized the British public upon its first publication, because it included the Christian story of Jesus in its comparative study, thus inviting an agnostic reading of the Lamb of God as a relic of a pagan religion.
IN ANCIENT ROME “CHRISTIANS” DID NOT EXIST
THE CROSS IS NOT A CHRISTIAN SYMBOL
The cross-shaped sign, represented in its simplest form by a crossing of two lines at right angles, greatly antedates, in both East and West, the introduction of Christianity. It goes back to a very remote period of human civilization. It is supposed to have been used not just for its ornamental value, but also with religious significance.
Some have sought to attach to the widespread use of this sign, in particular in its swastika form, a real ethnographic importance. It may have represented the apparatus used in kindling fire, and thus as the symbol of sacred fire or as a symbol of the sun, denoting its daily rotation. It has also been interpreted as the mystic representation of lightning or of the god of the tempest, and even the emblem of the Aryan pantheon and the primitive Aryan civilization
Marucchi, Orazio. “Archæology of the Cross and Crucifix.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908 Retrieved 13 February 2010. Cf.
“Various objects, dating from periods long anterior to the Christian era, have been found, marked with crosses of different designs, in almost every part of the old world. India, Syria, Persia and Egypt have all yielded numberless examples… The use of the cross as a religious symbol in pre-Christian times and among non-Christian peoples may probably be regarded as almost universal, and in very many cases it was connected with some form of nature worship” (Encyclopaedia Britannica (1946), Vol. 6, p. 7530
In the ancient Orphic verses sung in the orgies of Bacchus, as celebrated throughout Egypt, Phœnicia, Syria, Arabia, Asia Minor, Greece, and ultimately in Italy, it was related how that God, who had been born in Arabia, was picked up in a box that floated on the water, and took his name Mises, in signification of his having been “saved from the waters,” and Bimater, from his having had two mothers; that is, one by nature, and another who had adopted him. He had a rod with which he performed miracles, and which he could change into a serpent at pleasure. He passed the Red Sea dry-shod, at the head of his army. He divided the waters of the rivers Orontes and Hydrastus, by the touch of his rod, and passed through them dry-shod. By the same mighty wand, he drew water from the rock; and wherever he marched, the land flowed with wine, milk, and honey.
The same sign of the cross that Rome now worships was used in the Babylonian Mysteries, was applied by Paganism to the same magic purposes, was honoured with the same honours. That which is now called the Christian cross was originally no Christian emblem at all, but was the mystic Tau of the Chaldeans and Egyptians–the true original form of the letter T–the initial of the name of Tammuz
That mystic Tau was marked in baptism on the foreheads of those initiated in the Mysteries,
The mystic Tau, as the symbol of the great divinity, was called “the sign of life”; it was used as an amulet over the heart; it was marked on the official garments of the priests, as on the official garments of the priests of Rome; it was borne by kings in their hand, as a token of their dignity or divinely-conferred authority. The Vestal virgins of Pagan Rome wore it suspended from their necklaces, as the nuns do now. The Egyptians did the same, and many of the barbarous nations with whom they had intercourse, as the Egyptian monuments bear witness.
The cross was worshipped by the Pagan Celts long before the incarnation and death of Christ. “It is a fact,” says Maurice, “not less remarkable than well-attested, that the Druids in their groves were accustomed to select the most stately and beautiful tree as an emblem of the Deity they adored, and having cut the side branches, they affixed two of the largest of them to the highest part of the trunk, in such a manner that those branches extended on each side like the arms of a man, and, together with the body, presented the appearance of a HUGE CROSS, and on the bark, in several places, was also inscribed the letter Thau.”
The cross thus widely worshipped, or regarded as a sacred emblem, was the unequivocal symbol of Bacchus, the Babylonian Messiah, for he was represented with a head-band covered with crosses. This symbol of the Babylonian god is reverenced at this day in all the wide wastes of Tartary, where Buddhism prevails, and the way in which it is represented among them forms a striking commentary on the language applied by Rome to the Cross. “The cross,” says Colonel Wilford, in the Asiatic Researches, “though not an object of worship among the Baud’has or Buddhists, is a favourite emblem and device among them. It is exactly the cross of the Manicheans, with leaves and flowers springing from it. This cross, putting forth leaves and flowers (and fruit also, as I am told), is called the divine tree, the tree of the gods, the tree of life and knowledge, and productive of whatever is good and desirable, and is placed in the terrestrial paradise
(Lloyd Graham, Deceptions and Myths of the Bible, p. 361)
EARLY CHRISTIANS IT IS CLAIMED USED THE FISH AS A SYMBOL.
BUT THIS IS A SUN WORSHIP SYMBOL.
2,000 YEARS AGO THE SUN HAD JUST ENTERED THE SIGN OF PISCES …THE FISH!
The Age of Pisces is technically the current age
Neil Mann interpretation: began in ca. AD 1 and ends in ca. AD 2150.
At that time, the vernal equinox will be facing Pisces
Its symbol the FISH
“The Age of Monotheism, Spirituality, and the Fish”
BEFORE THAT THE SUN’S VERNAL EQUINOX WAS IN ARIES THE RAM
Symbol for Aries:The RAM
Neil Mann interpretation: began in ca. 2150 BC and ended in ca. 1 AD.
Overview “The Age of War, Fire and the Ram”
THUS RAM SACRIFICES IN THE BIBLE
BEFORE THAT TAURUS THE BULL
Overview “The Age of Earth, Agriculture and the Bull”
the vernal equinox (northern hemisphere) is occurring in Taurus;
Neil Mann interpretation: began in ca. 4300 BC and ended in ca. 2150 BC.
THUS THE BULL FIRGUES GREATLY IN ANCIENT EGYPT
INTERESTINGLY THE LION BODIED SPHINX IN EGYPT POINTS TO THIS VERNAL EQUINOX
The Age of Leo (The Leonian Age)
Common interpretation: ca. 10,500 BC to 8000 BC.
ALL SUN WORSHIP
Other Pre-Christian origins
Fish may have been used as symbols before “Christianity”, possibly representing several goddesses; it has been associated with Aphrodite, Atargatis, Dagon, Ephesus, Isis, Delphine and Pelagia. Barbara Walker, in her book The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, suggests that Ichthys was the son of the sea goddess Atargatis and that his symbol was a representation of sexuality and fertility.
we have an excellent witness to events in Judaea in the first half of the first century AD: Philo of Alexandria (c. 25 BC-47 AD). Yet Philo says not a word about Jesus or Christianity!
THERE WAS NO MAJOR JEWISH OR CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE IN ROME AT THIS TIME 132AD ROME EXPELS THE JEWS FROM PALESTINE WITH NO LOVE LOST.
THE JEWISH MESSIAH?
The Jewish sage Rabbi Akiva (alternatively Akiba) regarded the chosen commander Simon Bar Kokhba to be the Jewish Messiah, according to the Star Prophecy verse from Numbers 24:17: “There shall come a star out of Jacob” (“Bar Kokhba” means “son of a star” in the Aramaic language).At the time, “messianic judaism were still a minor sect of Judaism ,and “Christos” was latin for Krishna ,the Vedic Indian god.
At this time Roman aristocracy primarily worshipped two Greek gods—Apollo and Zeus —but the great bulk of common people idolised either Julius Caesar or Mithras.( C a t h o l i c Encyclopedia, New Edition, vol. i, p. 792),
CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION……WAS THE MITHRAN PERSECUTION
This is where we get the Nero vs the Christians myth ,it was Nero persecuting the Mithra worshippers that did not follow the Divine Julius and Divine Nero. But Jews where not popular in Rome either.In 49 AD Emperor Claudius says, “since the Jews constantly made disturbances at the instigation of Chrestus, he expelled them from Rome.”The common Greek name of Chrestus was that of a Jewish agitator in Rome rather than a reference to Christ.But Chrestus was quite possibly a “messianic Jew” or early Christian.
CHRESTUS WAS A GREEK NAME AND SHOWS THAT EARLY JUDAISM WAS A CONVERTING RELIGION.
IT ALSO CLEARLY SHOWS JUDAISM WAS SEEN AS A DIFFERENT BELIEF FROM MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP
IT ALSO SHOWS JUDAISM WAS NOT VIEWED FAVOURABLY
THE STORY OF “CHRISTIANITY” IS A LIE.
THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY STARTS AS THE STORY OF MONOTHEISM VERSES POLYTHEISM
THE GOSPELS ARE FORGERIES
NOT INVENTED UNTIL C326AD
“It thus appears that the present titles of the Gospels are not traceable to the evangelists themselves … they [the New Testament collection] are supplied with titles which, however ancient, do not go back to the respective authors of those writings.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. vi, pp. 655-6) Therefore they are not Gospels written “according to Matthew, Mark, Luke or John”, as publicly stated
“the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD” (Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit., pp. 656-7).
JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT JEWISH.
HE DID NOT EXIST.HE WAS VOTED INTO EXISTENCE 325AD
HE WAS A ROMAN SAVIOUR GOD
A DRUIDIC/VEDIC/PERSIAN/EGYPTIAN/ROMAN SUN WORSHIP AMALGAM
JESUS/HESUS/ESUS IS IN FACT CELTIC/GAULLIC!!
ANCIENT POLYTHEISTIC PAGANISM TURNED MEN INTO GODS
INVENTED MESSIANIC MONOTHEISM TURNS GODS INTO MEN
I am sure there where 100’s of “messiahs” wondering around Palestine at the time ,just not Jesus Christ! Also they where of no interest to Rome.I am also sure there are “messianic Jews” at this time,especially in the Eastern empire concentrated around Egypt and Palestine. But these people have nothing to do and no influence whatever over the Roman state religion and its origins.
NO TRACE OF A JEWISH JESUS
FALSE JEWISH MESSIAHS CALLED JESUS AKA JOSHUA CHRIST
….MORE MESSIAHS THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT…BUT NONE OF THEM ARE JESUS CHRIST!
THE SCRIBES MANAGED TO TRANSLATE “YESHUA” AS JOSHUA IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
THAT WAS TRANSLATED FROM HEBREW TO GREEK!
THE FALSELY CLAIMED JEWISH JESUS
OLD TESTAMENT IOSHU
The archetypal Jewish hero was Joshua (the successor of Moses) otherwise known as Yeshua ben Nun (‘Jesus of the fish’). Since the name Jesus (Yeshua or Yeshu in Hebrew, Ioshu in Greek.Originally Yeshua was a title (meaning ‘saviour’, derived from ‘Yahweh Saves’) probably every band in the Jewish resistance had its own hero figure sporting this moniker, among others.THUS it is assumed that Yeshua must be Jesus!
NEW TESTAMENT IESOUS
The Name of “Jesus” which is claimed translated into Latin from the GREEK “Iesous”.This is another later church lie ,myth. The Greek Jesus ,”iesous” actually in Hebrew translates directly as “the Horse” and not Yeshua!
Yeshua would translate into Greek “Ioshu” then Latin “Joshua” ,exactly like it was translated from Aramaic into Greek in the Old Testamnet as Joshua!
But we do find “Hey-soos” in the Old Testament,its the horse
Ps.147:10: “He does not delight in the strength of the horse (Hebrew. hey-soos); He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man…”
Has no-one read the Old Testament?
Jesus “Iesous” in Greek obviously has a different root than Hebrew.
The New Testamonies where written by Eusebuis Pamphilus ,scribe to Constantine the Great and where complied in LATIN!
Gaullic “Esus(Hesus)” would translate directly as “Iesous” in Greek from Latin and Vedic “Krishna” translates directly into Latin as “Christos” aka Jesus Christ!!!…and Latin was the language used in compiling the New Testament ,NOT GREEK!!
ALL ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMONIES WHERE IN LATIN
WHAT WHERE THEY TRANSLATING TO GET CHRIST?
Christianity is based on the claim that the historical Jesus is also the Christ, as in the Confession of Peter. This claim is in turn based on Jewish understandings of the meaning of the Hebrew term messiah, which, like the Greek “Christ”, can mean “anointed”.BUT this is a loose translation at best ,compared to the direct tranlation of Krishna into Christ in Greek or Latin. But yet again this is the only flimsy “Hebrew” claim to the name.
THE FACT THAT IN LATIN “CHRIST” IS THE DIRECT TRANSLATION OF “KRISHNA” SEEMS LOST ON MODERN TRANSLATORS!!!
ALSO THE FACT THAT “HESUS/ESUS” TRANSLATES DIRECTLY AS “JESUS” IN LATIN
AND WHERE DID THEY FIND ALL THESE ANCIENT MIDDLE EASTERN JEWS CALLED PETER,PAUL,MATHEW,MARK,LUKE AND JOHN?
BUT IF WE TAKE YESHUA AS JESUS
WE FIND MESSIAHS ON BULK!!!
NONE ARE JESUS CHRIST!!
Josephus, the first century Jewish historian mentions no fewer than nineteen different Yeshuas/Jesii, about half of them contemporaries of the supposed Christ! In his Antiquities, of the twenty-eight high priests who held office from the reign of Herod the Great to the fall of the Temple, no fewer than four bore the name Jesus: Jesus ben Phiabi, Jesus ben Sec, Jesus ben Damneus and Jesus ben Gamaliel. Even Saint Paul makes reference to a rival magician, preaching ‘another Jesus’ (2 Corinthians 11,4). The surfeit of early Jesuses includes:
Jesus ben Sirach. This Jesus was reputedly the author of the Book of Sirach (aka ‘Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach’), part of Old Testament Apocrypha. Ben Sirach, writing in Greek about 180 BC, brought together Jewish ‘wisdom’ and Homeric-style heroes.
Jesus ben Pandira. A wonder-worker during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus (106-79 BC), one of the most ruthless of the Maccabean kings. Imprudently, this Jesus launched into a career of end-time prophesy and agitation which upset the king. He met his own premature end-time by being hung on a tree – and on the eve of a Passover. Scholars have speculated this Jesus founded the Essene sect.
Jesus ben Ananias. Beginning in 62AD, this Jesus had caused disquiet in Jerusalem with a non-stop doom-laden mantra of ‘Woe to the city’. He prophesied rather vaguely:
“A voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the holy house, a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides, and a voice against the whole people.”
(Josephus, Wars 6:3)
Arrested and flogged by the Romans, he was released as nothing more dangerous than a mad man. He died during the siege of Jerusalem from a rock hurled by a Roman catapult.
Jesus ben Saphat. In the insurrection of 68AD that wrought havoc in Galilee, this Jesus had led the rebels in Tiberias. When the city was about to fall to Vespasian’s legionaries he fled north to Tarichea on the Sea of Galilee.
Jesus ben Gamala. During 68/69 AD this Jesus was a leader of the ‘peace party’ in the civil war wrecking Judaea. From the walls of Jerusalem he had remonstrated with the besieging Idumeans (led by ‘James and John, sons of Susa’). It did him no good. When the Idumeans breached the walls he was put to death and his body thrown to the dogs and carrion birds.
Jesus ben Thebuth. A priest who, in the final capitulation of the upper city in 69AD, saved his own skin by surrendering the treasures of the Temple, which included two holy candlesticks, goblets of pure gold, sacred curtains and robes of the high priests. The booty figured prominently in the Triumph held for Vespasian and his son Titus.
But was there a crucified Jesus?
Certainly. Jesus ben Stada was a Judean agitator who gave the Romans a headache in the early years of the second century. He met his end in the town of Lydda (twenty five miles from Jerusalem) at the hands of a Roman crucifixion crew. And given the scale that Roman retribution could reach – at the height of the siege of Jerusalem the Romans were crucifying upwards of five hundred captives a day before the city walls – dead heroes called Jesus would (quite literally) have been thick on the ground. Not one merits a full-stop in the great universal history.
The early monotheist sects attacked each other as energetically as they attacked pagans. 1st century Palestine had rabbis, radicals and rebels in abundance. But a ‘life’ conjured up from mystical fantasy, a mass of borrowed quotations, copied story elements and a corpus of self-serving speculation, does not constitute an historical reality.
THERE ARE NO NON-BIBLICAL REFERENCES TO JESUS CHRIST.
….OR EVEN JOSHUA CHRIST OR JOSHUA KRISHNA OR JOSHUA MESSIAH OR EVEN HESUS KRISHNA OR ESUS CHRISTOS…OR HORSE MESSIAH OR HORSE WHISPERER OR WHATEVER NAME HE WAS GOING UNDER!!
AMAZING CONCIDERING ALL THE MIRACLES HE WAS DOING AT THE TIME…WHEN ALL THESE OTHER “JESUS” GET A MENTION
“It is not possible to find in any legitimate religious or historical writings compiled between the beginning of the first century and well into the fourth century any reference to Jesus Christ and the spectacular events that the Church says accompanied his life”. This confirmation comes from Frederic Farrar (1831–1903) of Trinity College, Cambridge:
‘It may then come as something of a surprise, almost an embarrassment, to recognise that the earliest statements about Jesus are in the form of belief rather than history in the modern sense … theology takes precedence over history in the Christian story.’
– J. L. Houlden (Jesus – A Question of Identity, p11)
The phrase about Jesus in Flavius Josephus was added during the fourth century. It did not exist in the Flavius Josephus quotes of earlier periods, because it hadn’t been inserted yet.
Seutonius refers to a man in Rome named ‘Chrestus’. Also note that during that time Christos was also the Indian God Krishna. ‘Christ’ and Christian weren’t made to refer to Jesus until the Catholic Church was formed, before that it meant Krishna/Christos.
Tacitus was referring to Essenes, not Christians. Easy enough for the Catholic Church to change later.
Pliny was also referring to Essenes, not Christians.
SO A JEWISH MAN OF ROYAL LINEAGE NAMED YESHUA(THE ANOINTED ONE)
WHO COULD RAISE THE DEAD ,WALK ON WATER AND FEED THOUSANDS
WHILE PREACHING TO MASS RALLIES AND DEFYING BOTH THE ROMAN AND JEWISH RULING ELITES
MOST CERTAINLY DID NOT EXIST IN PALESTINE C.1ST CENTURY,AS SOME ONE WOULD MOST CERTAINLY OF NOTICED THIS AND COMMENTED ON IT!
THERE WHERE NO “CHRISTIAN” POPES IN ANCIENT ROME
JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT INVENTED UNTIL 325AD
PETER THE ROCK HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EARLY ROMAN UNIFIED RELIGION.
HIS GOSPEL IS HERETICAL AND HE WAS NOT BISHOP OF ROME.
….SO MUCH FOR PETER THE ROCK
Saint Peter (Greek: ?et???, Rock) (c.1–64 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles, chosen by Jesus as one of his first disciples. Peter as having served as bishop of Antioch.Subsequent tradition held that Peter had been the first Patriarch of Antioch., and a martyr under Nero, crucified head down and buried in Rome There is also no scriptural evidence that Peter ever acted as the bishop of Rome
The Gospel of Peter explicitly claims to be the work of the apostle Peter:
“And I with my companions was grieved; and being wounded in mind we hid ourselves:” —GoP, 7.
“But I Simon Peter and Andrew my brother took our nets and went to the sea;” — GoP, 14.
However, the Gospel of Peter was condemned as heretical at the First Council of Nicaea c.325AD
The Liberian Catalogue and the Liber Pontificalis both date pope Linus’s Episcopate to 56–67 during the reign of Nero
PETER NEVER WAS THE BISHOP OF ROME
POPE LINUS WAS BISHOP OF ROME OR “PATER PATRUM” HE WAS NOT JEWISH OR CHRISTIAN HE WAS A PRIEST OF MITHRAS!
AS WAS THE NEXT MAN IN THE POPE LIST
THE MITHRIC FATHERS OF ROME “PATER PATRUM”
Mithraeum found beneath Basilica of San Clemente in Rome.
The Basilica of Saint Clement (Italian: Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Pope Clement I located in Rome, Italy.
Pope Clement I (fl. 96), also known as Saint Clement of Rome (in Latin, Clemens Romanus), is listed from an early date as a Bishop of Rome.He was the first Apostolic Father of the Church and he is known to have been a leading member of the church in Rome in the late 1st century.
Basilica of saint clement has in the basement a mithraeum; which was in use ,up to the 2nd century.
A Mithraeum (or the plural Mithraea) is a place of worship for the followers of the mystery religion of Mithraism.
“Finally, the ubiquity of the Mithraeums’ distinctive banqueting benches implies the ubiquity of the cult meal as the liturgie ordinaire”
Ritual, Myth, Doctrine, and Initiation in the Mysteries of Mithras: New Evidence from a Cult Vessel Roger Beck The Journal of Roman Studies , Vol. 90, (2000), pp. 145-180 Published by: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/300205%5D, additional text],
The Basilica of St. Stephen in the Round on the Celian Hill (Italian: Basilica di Santo Stefano al Monte Celio, Latin: Basilica S. Stephani in Coelio Monte) is an ancient basilica and titular church in Rome,
Under the church there is a 2nd-century mithraeum, related to the presence of the barracks of Roman soldiers in the neighbourhood. The cult of Mithras was especially popular among soldiers
BUT unfortunately for Peter ,Linus and Clement there is no evidence for a monarchical episcopacy in Rome at such an early date.
There is also, however, no evidence of a change occurring in ecclesiastical organization in the latter half of the 2nd century, which would indicate that a new or newly-monarchical episcopacy was establishing itself.
Clement of Rome, St.” Cross, F. L. (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).
Van Hove, Alphonse. “Bishop.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 6 Dec. 2008
Simply put, there were no Christian popes for many centuries;they were the Mithraic fathers of Rome, and “the chief of the[Mithraic] fathers, a sort of pope, who always lived at Rome,was called “Pater Patrum” (Catholic Encyclopedia, x, pp. 402-404).
The monotheistic cults compeating with the old Roman gods was sun worship.Mithras and Sol Invictus became the official Roman state monotheistic religion.Sol Invictus (“Invincible Sun”) was the official sun god of the later Roman Empire. In 274 the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults.
Title: Christ as Sol Invictus
Ceiling Mosaic – Christus helios, the mosaic of Sol in Mausoleum M, which is interpreted as Christ-Sol (Christ as the Sun). Detail of vault mosaic in the Mausoleum of the Julii. From the necropolis under St. Peter’s Mid-3rd century Grotte Vaticane, Rome.
Mosaic of the Vatican grottoes under St. Peter’s Basilica, on the ceiling of the tomb of the Julii (Pope Julius I). Representation of Christ as the sun-god Helios or Sol Invictus riding in his chariot. Dated to the 3rd century AD.
“Early Christian and pagan beliefs are combined in this third century mosaic of Christ as a sun-god. The triumphant Christ/god, with rays shooting from his head, is pulled aloft by two rearing horses in his chariot. The Dionysian vines in the background become the vines of Christ.”
THIS IS A CASE OF IF ITS A MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF IT MUST BE CHRIST!
ITS LIKE SAYING MY DOG HAS FOUR LEGS, THEREFORE MY CAT IS A DOG, THEREFORE MY HORSE IS A DOG
THIS MOSAIC IN ST. PETERS BASILICA IS CLAIMED TO BE OF CHRIST
BUT JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT VOTED INTO EXISTENCE UNTIL 325AD!
BUT THIS MOSAIC WAS MADE WHEN SOL INVICTUS BECAME THE IMPERIAL RELIGION IN 274AD
HERE IS A ROMAN COIN FROM THAT PERIOD THE EMPEROR PROBUS WITH SOL INVICTUS ON THE REVERSE ,LOOK FAMILIAR?
Coin of Emperor Probus, circa 280, with Sol Invictus riding a quadriga, with legend SOLI INVICTO, “to the Unconquered Sun”
HERE IS HELIOS
The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology was Sol, specifically Sol Invictus. Sorry but I do not see Jesus christ in that mosaic. Here is a picture of Helios from the 3rd century
MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP NOT JUDAISM WAS THE NEW BIG RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE IN ROME
DURING THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE NUMEROUS FORMS OF MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP BECAME OFFICIAL ROMAN STATE RELIGION.
SOL INVICTUS BEING THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WITH THE EMPERORS AND MITHRAS BEING POPULAR WITH THE PEOPLE
Before the time of Constantine the ancient world was a virtual cornucopia of different religions and cults that existed all over the Roman Empire and eastward into China and India. As a result of these competing doctrines “when “Christianity” was only one of several dozen foreign Eastern cults struggling for recognition in Rome, the religious dualism and dogmatic moral teaching of Mithraism set it apart from other sects, creating a stability previously unknown in Roman paganism” (Mithras in the Roman Empire).
The striking parallels to Christianity in Mithraism have long been pointed out, for Mithras was said to have been: born of a virgin birth, had twelve followers or disciples, was killed and resurrected, performed miracles, and was known as mankind’s savior who was called the light of the world and his virgin birth occurred on December 25. Indeed, the resemblances are so striking in that all of the Christian mysteries were known nearly five hundred years before the birth of Christ that later church fathers claimed that Satan had created all of this prior to Christ’s birth so as to confuse the laity. In regard to Mithras Nabaraz wrote:
According to Persian traditions, the god Mithras was actually incarnated into the human form of the Saviour expected by Zarathustra. Mithras was born of Anahita, an immaculate virgin mother once worshipped as a fertility goddess before the hierarchical reformation. Anahita was said to have conceived the Saviour from the seed of Zarathustra preserved in the waters of Lake Hamun in the Persian province of Sistan. Mithra’s ascension to heaven was said to have occurred in 208 B.C., 64 years after his birth. This birth took place in a cave or grotto, where shepherds attended him and regaled him with gifts, at the winter solstice. This is based on an older myth about birth of Mithra, that his magical birth at the dawn of time was from a rock from which he formed himself using his Will. He holds in his hand a dagger and a torch. A statue from Housesteads shows Mithras being born from the rock while the twelve signs of the zodiac surround him, showing his image as a stellar god who rules the cosmos even at his birth. A serpent [is at} times shown to be coiled around…Mithras or [his] birth stone/egg. (Mithras and Mithraism)
OTHER ROMAN MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS THAT CHALLENGED THE OLD ROMAN GODS
Sacred to the most holy Sun, Tiberius Claudius Felix, Claudia Helpis and their son, Tiberius Claudius Alypus, members of the 3rd cohort at the Horrea Galbana offered this, rightly pleased in fulfillment of a vow.
Religion in the Greco-Roman world at the time of the Constantinian shift mostly comprised three main currents:
the traditional religions of ancient Greece and Rome;
the official Roman imperial cult;
various mystery religions, such as the Eleusinian Mysteries and the mystery cults of Cybele, Mithras, and the syncretized Isis.
From the reign of Septimus Severus, other, less gender-specific, forms of sun-worship also increased in popularity throughout the Roman Empire.
EMPERORS INSANE WITH POWER CREATE MONOTHEISTIC CULTS TO SPREAD THEIR POWER AND INFLUENCE..ONE GOD ,ONE EMPIRE ONE EMPEROR
Elagabalus used his authority to install El-Gabal as the chief deity of the Roman Pantheon, merging the god with the Roman sun gods to form Deus Sol Invictus, meaning God – the Undefeated Sun, and making him superior to Jupiter, and assigning either Astarte, Minerva, Urania, or some combination of the three, as El-Gabal’s wife. Before constructing a temple in dedication to Elagabal, Elagabalus placed the meteorite of Elagabal next to the throne of Jupiter at the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus.He rode roughshod over other elements of traditional religion, marrying a Vestal Virgin (who were legally required to remain unmarried virgins during their service), and moved the most sacred relics of roman religion (including the fire of Vesta, the Shields of the Salii, and the Palladium) to a new temple dedicated exclusively to El-Gabal. He stirred further discontent when he himself married the Vestal Virgin Aquilia Severa, claiming the marriage would produce “godlike children”.
As much as the religiously conservative senators may have disapproved, the lavish annual public festivals held in El-Gabal’s honour found favour among the popular masses, partly on account of the festivals involving the wide distribution of food.
A lavish temple called the Elagabalium was built on the east face of the Palatine Hill to house Elagabal, who was represented by a black conical meteorite from Emesa. Herodian wrote “this stone is worshipped as though it were sent from heaven; on it there are some small projecting pieces and markings that are pointed out, which the people would like to believe are a rough picture of the sun, because this is how they see them”.
In order to become the high priest of his new religion, Elagabalus had himself circumcised.Elagabalus’ sexual orientation and gender identity are the subject of much debate. Elagabalus married and divorced five women.According to Cassius Dio, his most stable relationship seems to have been with his chariot driver, a blond slave from Caria named Hierocles, whom he referred to as his husband.
The Augustan History claims that he also married a man named Zoticus, an athlete from Smyrna, in a public ceremony at Rome. Cassius Dio reported that Elagabalus would paint his eyes, epilate his hair and wear wigs before prostituting himself in taverns, brothels, and even in the imperial palace
11 March 222 he publicly presented his cousin along with his own mother, Julia Soaemias in the Praetorian camp where members of the Praetorian Guard attacked Elagabalus and his mother
Following his assassination, many associates of Elagabalus were killed or deposed, including his lover Hierocles. His religious edicts were reversed and the stone of Elagabal was sent back to Emesa. Women were again barred from attending meetings of the Senate. The practice of damnatio memoriae—erasing from the public record a disgraced personage formerly of note—was systematically applied in his case
Nearly half a century after Elagabalus, Aurelian came to power. He was a reformer, strengthening the position of the sun-god as the main divinity of the Roman pantheon; he even built a brand new temple, in Rome, dedicated to the deity. Its also thought likely that he may have been responsible for establishing the festival of the day of the birth of the unconquered sun (Dies Natalis Solis Invicti), which was celebrated on December 25, the day when the sun appears to start rising again – four days after having previously reached its lowest point,though the earliest surviving reference to the festival is in the Chronography of 354. He followed the principle of one god, one empire; his intention was to give to all the peoples of the Empire, civilian or soldiers, easterners or westerners, a single god they could believe in without betraying their own gods. Lactantius argued that Aurelian would have outlawed all the other gods if he had had enough time, but Aurelian only managed to hold on to the position of Emperor for five years.
3.Halsberghe, Gaston H. (1972). The Cult of Sol Invictus. Leiden: Brill. pp. p36.
4. Cassius Dio, Roman History LXXX.11
5. a b Herodian, Roman History V.6
6. Cassius Dio, Roman History LXXX.9
7. Plutarch, Parallel Lives, Life of Numa Pompilius, 10
8. Augustan History, Life of Elagabalus 3
THE IMPERIAL CULT
The Imperial cult of ancient Rome identified emperors and some members of their families with the divinely sanctioned authority of the Roman State. The framework for the Imperial cult was formulated during the early Principate of Augustus, and was rapidly established throughout the Empire and its provinces, with marked local variations in its reception and expression
THE ROOT OF THE POWER OF THE POPE
Augustus’ reforms transformed Rome’s Republican system of government to a de facto monarchy, couched in traditional Roman practices(Mos Maiorum).The official offer of cultus to a living emperor acknowledged his office and rule as divinely approved and constitutional: his Principate should therefore demonstrate pious respect for traditional Roman deities and morals.
THE POPE ALSO CAN BECOME DIVINE(A SAINT)
A deceased emperor held worthy of the honor could be voted a state divinity (divus, plural divi) by the Senate and elevated as such in an act of apotheosis. The granting of apotheosis served religious, political and moral judgment on Imperial rulers and allowed living Emperors to associate themselves with a well-regarded lineage of Imperial divi from which unpopular or unworthy predecessors were excluded.
DISLOYALTY TO THE IMPERIAL CULT IS TREASON..HERASAY
In the development of Imperial rule from Principate to Dominate, the role of the Senate was increasingly marginalised and military loyalty became the key to Imperial authority.
The Imperial cult was inseparable from that of Rome’s official deities, whose cult was essential to Rome’s survival and whose neglect was therefore treasonous.
The Roman Imperial cult is sometimes considered a deviation from Rome’s traditional Republican values, a religiously insincere cult of personality which served Imperial propaganda.It drew its power and effect, however, from both religious traditions deeply engrained in Roman culture, such as the veneration of the genius of each individual and of the ancestral dead, and on forms of the Hellenistic ruler cult developed in the eastern provinces of the Empire.
Allen Brent, The Imperial Cult and the Development of Church Order: Concepts and Images of Authority in Paganism and Early Christianity before the Age of Cyprian (Brill, 1999)
Price, 13–17, includes historians of opposing political views among those who interpret the Imperial cult as the domination of “a servile world” through politically driven “charade”. Eduard Meyer, “Alexander der Grosse und die Absolute Monarchie”, (1905) in Kleine Schriften, 1, 1924, 265, and Ronald Syme, The Roman Revolution, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939. 256, reach essentially the same conclusions about the nature and purpose of the Imperial cult, despite their opposing political alignments. Price, 13, note 31, refers to Demandt’s analysis of Meyer’s position, in A. Demandt, “Politische Aspekte im Alexander-bild der Neuzeit,” Archiv fur Kulturgeschichte 54, 1972, 325ff at p.355.
See also Harland, P. A., “Honours and Worship: Emperors, Imperial Cults and Associations at Ephesus (First to Third Centuries C.E.)”, Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 25 (1996) 319–334.
But the first Roman to become a god, as part of aiming at monarchy, was Julius Caesar.
THE FIRST DIVINE ROMAN RULER
SAVIOUR , GOD MAN AND PONTIFEX MAXIMUS(POPE)
Caesar had personal ties to the gods, both by descent and by office. He was descended from Aeneas and his mother Venus; more doubtfully, from Ancus Marcius and the kings of Rome, and so from Mars. When he was a teenager, Marius had named him flamen Dialis, the special priest of Jupiter.
Caesar had become pontifex maximus, the chief priest of Rome, who fulfilled most of the religious duties of the ancient kings.
During the Roman Civil War, since 49 BC, he had returned to the Eastern Mediterranean, where he had been called god and savior, and been familiar with the Ptolemaic Egyptian monarchy of Cleopatra, called Cleopatra Thea because of the weight she placed on her own divinity.
Most of the more resolute defenders of the Senate had joined with Pompey, and – one way or another – they were not sitting in the Senate. Caesar had replaced them with his own partisans, few of whom were committed to the old Roman methods; some of them were not even from Italy. He may also have publicly worn the red boots and the toga picta (“painted”, purple toga) usually reserved to a triumphing general for the day of his triumph; a costume also associated with the rex sacrorum (the priestly “king of the sacred rites” of Rome’s monarchic era, later the pontifex maximus), the Monte Albano kings, and possibly the statue of Jupiter Capitolinus.
JULIUS CAESAR THE SAVIOUR CREATES THE MODERN RELIGIOUS “CHRISTIAN” AGE 45BC
The Roman calendar was then regulated by the movement of the moon, and this had left the calendar in a mess. Caesar replaced this calendar with the Egyptian calendar, which was regulated by the sun. He set the length of the year to 365.25 days by adding an intercalary/leap day at the end of February every fourth year.
To bring the calendar into alignment with the seasons, he decreed that three extra months be inserted into 46 BC (the ordinary intercalary month at the end of February, and two extra months after November). Thus, the Julian calendar opened on 1 January 45 BC. This calendar is almost identical to the current Western calendar.
Suetonius, Julius 40
45BC CANNOT BE THE DATE DECIDED BY JULIUS CAESAR
HOW COULD JULIUS CAESAR KNOW,
THAT IN 45 YEARS JESUS CHRIST WOULD BE BORN?
SO THE JULIAN CALANDER IS NOT A CHRISTIAN CALANDER
AND 45BC IS OBVIOUSLY A DATE PLACED BY LATER SCRIBES
708AU IS THE REAL DATE
Ab urbe condita (related to Anno Urbis Conditae: AUC or a.u.c. or a.u.) is a Latin phrase meaning “from the founding of the City (Rome)”, traditionally dated to 753 BC.
Dio uses “a.u.” in his Roman History
Literally translated as “From the city having been founded”.
Roman writers attributed the original Roman calendar to Romulus, the founder of Rome around 753 BC. The Romulus calendar had ten months with the spring equinox in the first month.
The names of the first four months were named in honour of Roman gods: Martius in honour of Mars; Aprilis in honour of Fortuna Virilis (later Venus Verticordia in the mid-4th century AD).; Maius in honour of Maia; and Iunius in honour of Juno; The names of the months from the fifth month on were based on their position in the calendar: Quintilis comes from Latin quinque meaning five; Sextilis from sex meaning six; September from septem meaning seven; October from octo meaning eight; November from novem meaning nine; and December from decem meaning ten.
Calendar of Numa
Numa Pompilius, the second of the seven traditional kings of Rome, reformed the calendar of Romulus around 713 BC, reducing the number of days in the 10 previously defined months.These he made into two months, January and February, which he prefixed to the previous 10 months.This made a regular year (of 12 lunar months) 355 days long in place of the previous 304 days of the Romulus calendar. Of the 11 months with an odd number of days.
How years were identified during the Roman monarchy is not known. During the Roman Republic, years were named after the consuls, who were elected annually (see List of Republican Roman Consuls).Lists of consuls were maintained in the fasti.
Fragment of an imperial-age consular fasti, Museo Epigrafico, Rome
Calendar of Numa
According to Macrobius and Plutarch
February consisted of two parts, each with an odd number of days. The first part ended with the Terminalia on the 23rd, which was considered the end of the religious year, and the five remaining days formed the second part.
To keep the calendar year roughly aligned with the solar year, a leap month, called the Mensis Intercalaris, sometimes also known as Mercedonius or Mercedinus, was added from time to time between these two parts of February, after the 23rd or the 24th. The second part of February was incorporated in the intercalary month as its
last five days, with no change either in their dates or the festivals observed on them.
The Pontifex Maximus determined when an intercalary month was to be inserted.The position of Pontifex Maximus was not a full-time job;the term of office of elected Roman magistrates was defined in terms of a Roman calendar year, a Pontifex Maximus would have reason to lengthen a year in which he or his allies were in power, or shorten a year in which his political opponents held office. For example, Julius Caesar made the year of his third consulship in 46 BC 445 days long.
The new calendar became known as the Julian calendar. The calendar reforms were completed during the reign of his successor Augustus, who renamed Quintilis as Iulius (July) in honour of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and Sextilis as Augustus (August) in honour of Augustus in 8 BC.
Macrobius, Saturnalia, tr. Percival Vaughan Davies (New York: Columbia University Press, 1969), book I, chapters 12–13, pp. 89–95.
Theodor Mommsen, History of Rome, Book I chapter 14
Plutarch, Life of Numa chapter 18.
AND SO THE JULIAN SUN CALANDER IS CREATED
Claudius was the first to hold magnificent celebrations in honour of the city’s anniversary, 800AU (48 AD), 800 years after the founding of the city
During 248 AD, Philip the Arab celebrated Rome’s first millennium, together with Ludi saeculares for Rome’s alleged tenth saeculum. Coins from his reign commemorate the celebrations. A coin by a contender for the imperial throne, Pacatianus, explicitly states “Year one thousand and first”
THE REGAL YEARS OF POPES AND EMPERORS DOES NOT BEGIN UNTIL 1290AU OR 537AD
The regnal year of the emperor was used to identify years in the Byzantine Empire after 537 when Justinian required its use.The public use of the Anno Domini dating system,came into general use during the reign of Charlemagne 1495AU OR 742AD
THE CAESAR REVOLUTION 708AU (45BC)
The first step of the reform was to realign the start of the calendar year (1 January) to the tropical year by making 46 BC (708 AUC) 445 days long, compensating for the intercalations which had been missed during Caesar’s pontificate. This year had already been extended from 355 to 378 days by the insertion of a regular intercalary month in February. When Caesar decreed the reform, probably shortly after his return from the African campaign in late Quintilis (July), he added 67 more days by inserting two extraordinary intercalary months between November and December
Because 46 BC was the last of a series of irregular years, this extra-long year was, and is, referred to as the “last year of confusion”. The new calendar began operation after the realignment had been completed, in 45 BC
Most branches of the Eastern Orthodox Church still use the Julian calendar for calculating the dates of moveable feasts, including Easter (Pascha). Some Orthodox churches have adopted the Revised Julian calendar for the observance of fixed feasts, while other Orthodox churches retain the Julian calendar for all purposes.
However most Christian denominations in the West and areas evangelized by Western churches have also replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian as the basis for their liturgical calendars.
When the news of his final victory, at the battle of Munda, reached Rome, the Parilia, the games commemorating the founding of the city, were to be held the next day; they were rededicated to Caesar, as if he were founder. Statues were set up to his Liberty, and to Caesar himself, as “unconquered god.” He was accorded a house at public expense which was built like a temple; his image was paraded with those of the gods; his portrait was put on the coins (the first time a living man had appeared on Roman coinage). Early in 44 BC, he was called parens patriae (father of the fatherland) a special priest, a flamen, was ordained for him; the first was to be Marc Antony, Caesar’s adjutant, then consul – an honor which once officially adopted would rank Caesar not only as divine, but as a divinity honoured equally with Quirinus, Jupiter, and Mars. In Cicero’s hostile account, the living Caesar’s honours in Rome were already and unambiguously those of a full-blown god (deus)
His name as a living divinity – not as yet ratified by senatorial vote – was Divus Julius (or perhaps Jupiter Julius); divus, at that time, was a slightly archaic form of deus, suitable for poetry, implying some association with the bright heavens. A statue of him was erected next to the statues of Rome’s ancient kings: with this, he seemed set to make himself King of Rome, in the Hellenistic style, as soon as he came back from the expedition to Parthia he was planning; but “friends” in the Senate killed him on 15 March 44 BC.
An angry, grief-stricken crowd gathered in the Roman Forum to see his corpse and hear Mark Antony’s funeral oration. Antony appealed to Caesar’s divinity and vowed vengeance on his killers. A fervent popular cult to divus Julius followed. It was forcefully suppressed but the Senate soon succumbed to Caesarian pressure and confirmed Caesar as a divus of the Roman state. A comet interpreted as Caesar’s soul in heaven was named the “Julian star” (sidus Iulium) and in 42 BC, with the “full consent of the Senate and people of Rome”, Caesar’s young heir, his great-nephew Octavian, held ceremonial apotheosis for his adoptive father.
In 40 BC Antony took up his appointment as flamen of the divus Julius. Provincial cult centres (caesarea) to the divus Julius were founded in Caesarian colonies such as Corinth.Antony’s loyalty to his late patron did not extend to Caesar’s heir: but in the last significant act of the long-drawn civil war, on 1 August 31 BC, Octavian defeated Antony at Actium and was left in undisputed power.
An Imperial cult temple was known as a caesareum (Latin) or sebasteion (Greek).
THE BIRTH OF THE MONOTHEISTIC PAGAN SUN TRINITY
Greek philosophies had significant influence in the development of Imperial cult. Stoic cosmologists saw history as an endless cycle of destruction and renewal, driven by fortuna (luck or fortune), fatum (fate) and logos (the universal divine principle). The same forces inevitably produced a soter (saviour) who would transform the destructive and “unnatural disorder” of chaos and strife to pax, fortuna and salus (peace, good fortune and well-being) and is thus identified with solar cults such as Apollo and Sol Invictus
Augustus was a messianic figure who personally and rationally instigated a “golden age” – the pax Augusta – and was patron, priest and protege to a range of solar deities. The Imperial order was therefore not merely justified by appeals to the divine; it was an innately natural, benevolent and divine institution.
The Imperial cult tolerated and later included specific forms of pluralistic monism.
By the time of the early Severans, the legions offered cult to the state gods, the Imperial divi, the current emperor’s numen, genius and domus (or familia), and special cult to the Empress as “mother of the camp.” At around this time, Mithraic cults became very popular with the military, and provided a basis for syncretic Imperial cult which absorbed Mithras into Solar and Stoic Monism as a focus of military concordia and loyalty
The praetorians stood to gain immensely from their unique proximity and personal loyalty to the emperor and proved a source of anxiety for the people, senate and emperors alike. Praetorian prefects exercised dangerously charismatic influence.The praetorian corps were disbanded and reformed by various emperors until abolished by Constantine I.
CONSTANTINE WAS JUST ANOTHER POWER MAD EMPEROR CREATING AN OFFICIAL MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP ROMAN STATE RELIGION
CONSTANTINE ,KING OF BRITON ,MAKES A GRAB FOR EMPERIAL POWER
Shortly after this Constantine sees the writting on the wall for the old Roman gods as Mithras and sun worship monotheism spread through the Roman Empire and decides to create a new Unified Roman State Religion
The Arch of Constantine (Italian: Arco di Costantino) is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312
To the Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantinus, the greatest, pious, and blessed Augustus: because he, inspired by the divine, and by the greatness of his mind, has delivered the state from the tyrant and all of his followers at the same time, with his army and just force of arms, the Senate and People of Rome have dedicated this arch, decorated with triumphs.
CONSTANTINE WAS JUST ANOTHER POWER MAD SUN WORSHIPPING EMPEROR
WITH NO UNDERSTANDING OF JEWISH OR “CHRISTIAN” PHILOSPHY
HE INVENTED “CHRISTIAN” DOCTRINE FOR PURELY POLITICAL REASONS
CONSTANTINE WAS GAULLIC INFLUENCED NOT MESSIANIC JUDAIC
HIS LEGIONS WHERE GAULLIC/CELTIC
THEREFORE HIS POWER BASE IS GAULLIC/CELTIC
WE CAN SEE THIS ON HIS ARCH OF TRIUMPH, WHICH HAS NO CHRISTIAN OR JEWISH SYMBOLISM ANYWHERE!!!!
BUT IS COVERED IN GAULLIC WARRIORS AND SUN WORSHIP SYMBOLISM!!
Constantine the Great (Latin: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus;27 February c. 272 – 22 May 337),
In 305, Constantius,his father,was raised to the rank of Augustus, senior western emperor, and Constantine was recalled west to campaign under his father in Britannia.
Constantine was able to spend a year in northern Britain at his father’s side, campaigning against the Picts beyond Hadrian’s Wall in the summer and autumn. Constantius’s campaign, like that of Septimius Severus before it, probably advanced far into the north without achieving great success. Constantius had become severely sick over the course of his reign, and died on 25 July 306 in Eboracum (York). Before dying, he declared his support for raising Constantine to the rank of full Augustus
The Western Celtic/Gaullic army acclaimed constantine emperor after his father’s death in 306. The Alamannic king Chrocus, a barbarian taken into service under Constantius, then proclaimed Constantine as Augustus. The troops loyal to Constantius’ memory followed him in acclamation. Gaul and Britain quickly accepted his rule.
Constantine’s share of the Empire consisted of Britain, Gaul, and Spain. He therefore commanded one of the largest Roman armies, stationed along the important Rhine frontier. After his promotion to emperor, Constantine remained in Britain. He completed the reconstruction of military bases begun under his father’s rule, and ordered the repair of the region’s roadways.He soon left for Augusta Treverorum (Trier) in Gaul, the Tetrarchic capital of the northwestern Roman Empire
Constantine emerged victorious in a series of civil wars against the emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become sole ruler of both west and east by 324.
In military matters, the Roman army was reorganised to consist of mobile field units and garrison soldiers capable of countering internal threats and barbarian invasions.Constantine himself had used the Gallic army to stake his own claim for power and he was wary of the legions.
Barnes, Constantine and Eusebius, 27–28; Jones, 59; Lenski, “Reign of Constantine” (CC), 61–62; Odahl, 78–79.
The pre-monotheistic religious practices of Roman Gaul were characterized by syncretism of Graeco-Roman deities with their native Celtic, Basque or Germanic counterparts,Assimilation was eased by interpreting indigenous gods in Roman terms, such as with Lenus Mars or Apollo Grannus. Otherwise, a Roman god might be paired with a native goddess, as with Mercury and Rosmerta. In at least one case – that of the equine goddess Epona – a native Gallic goddess was also adopted by Rome.
Eastern mystery religions penetrated Gaul early on. These included the cults of Orpheus, Mithras, Cybele, and Isis.
The imperial cult, centred primarily on the numen of Augustus, came to play a prominent role in public religion in Gaul.
A gold multiple of “Unconquered Constantine” with Sol Invictus, struck in 313. The use of Sol’s image appealed to the educated citizens of Gaul, who would recognize in it Apollo’s patronage. As would a “civilised” Roman.
ROME WAS GREEK INFLUENCED
Starting in the middle of the 2nd century BC, private Greek culture was increasingly in ascendancy, in spite of tirades against the “softening” effects of Hellenized culture from the conservative moralists. By the time of Augustus, cultured Greek household slaves taught the Roman young (sometimes even the girls); chefs, decorators, secretaries, doctors, and hairdressers—all came from the Greek East. Greek sculptures adorned Hellenistic landscape gardening on the Palatine or in the villas, or were imitated in Roman sculpture yards by Greek slaves. The Roman cuisine preserved in the cookery books ascribed to Apicius is essentially Greek. Roman writers disdained Latin for a cultured Greek style. Only in law and governance was the Italic nature of Rome’s accretive culture supreme.
CONSTANTINES ANCIENT CELTIC BRITON HAD MYTHICAL LINKS WITH APOLLO
THE LAND OF HYPERBOREA ,HOME OF APOLLO
Ancient Celtic Briton as Hyperborea
Six classical Greek authors also came to identify these mythical people at the back of the North Wind(Hyperboreans) with their Celtic neighbours in the north: Antimachus of Colophon, Protarchus, Heraclides Ponticus, Hecataeus of Abdera, Apollonius of Rhodes and Posidonius of Apamea.
Alone among the Twelve Olympians, Apollo was venerated among the Hyperboreans, the Hellenes thought he spent his winter amongst them.Hecateaus of Abdera also wrote that the Hyperboreans had a ‘circular temple’ on their island, and some scholars have identified this with Stonehenge. This is further supported by the fact that Stonehenge has been known as Apollo’s Temple since classical antiquity.
Abaris the Hyperborean (Greek: ?ßa??? ?pe?ß??e???, Abaris Hyperboreios),was a legendary sage, healer, and priest of Apollo known to the Ancient Greeks. He was supposed to have learned his skills in his homeland of Hyperborea,
As the patron of Delphi (Pythian Apollo), Apollo was an oracular god — the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing were associated with Apollo.For their part the Hyperboreans sent mysterious gifts, packed in straw, which came first to Dodona and then were passed from people to people until they came to Apollo’s temple on Delos (Pausanias).
THE GAULLIC MILITARY POWER IS LEGENDARY AND VERY REAL
THE GREAT CONSIPRACY
The Great Conspiracy is a term given to a year-long war that occurred in Roman Britain near the end of the Roman occupation of the island
In the winter of 367, the Roman garrison on Hadrian’s Wall rebelled, and allowed Picts from Caledonia to enter Britannia. Simultaneously, Attacotti, the Scotti from Hibernia, and Saxons from Germania landed in coordinated and pre-arranged waves on the island’s mid-western and southeastern borders, respectively. Franks and Saxons also landed in northern Gaul.
These warbands managed to overwhelm nearly all of the loyal Roman outposts and settlements. The entire western and northern areas of Britannia were overwhelmed, the cities sacked .Nectaridus, the comes martime tractus (commanding general of the seacoast region), was killed and the Dux Britanniarum, Fullofaudes, was either besieged or captured and the remaining loyal army units staying garrisoned inside southeastern cities.
The miles areani or local Roman agents that provided intelligence on barbarian movements seem to have betrayed their paymasters for bribes, making the attacks completely unexpected.
CONSTANTINE WAS THE HEAD OF SOL INVICTUS ,A MONOTHIEST SUN WORSHIPPER.
NOT A FOLLOWER OF THE OLD ROMAN GODS. BUT NOT A FOLLOWER OF MESSIANIC JUDAISM EITHER .
IN FACT CHANCES ARE HE HAS NEVER HEARD OF MESSIANIC JUDAISM.
THE STORIES ABOUT HIS CHRISTIAN MOTHER AND CHRISTIAN VISIONS ARE JUST MORE CHURCH LIES!!
Sol Invictus (“Unconquered Sun”) was the Roman state-supported sun god created by the emperor Aurelian in 274 and continued, overshadowing other Eastern cults in importance, until the abolition of paganism under Theodosius I.on February 27, 390.
Emperors portrayed Sol Invictus on their official coinage, with a wide range of legends, only a few of which incorporated the epithet invictus, such as the legend SOLI INVICTO COMITI, claiming the Unconquered Sun as a companion to the Emperor, used with particular frequency by Constantine. Statuettes of Sol Invictus, carried by the standard-bearers, appear in three places in reliefs on the Arch of Constantine. Constantine’s official coinage continues to bear images of Sol until 325/6. A solidus of Constantine as well as a gold medallion from his reign depict the Emperor’s bust in profile twinned (“jugate”) with Sol Invictus, with the legend INVICTUS CONSTANTINUS
Constantine’s triumphal arch was carefully positioned to align with the colossal statue of Sol by the Colosseum, so that Sol formed the dominant backdrop when seen from the direction of the main approach towards the arch
Constantine decreed (March 7, 321) dies Solis—day of the sun, “Sunday”—as the Roman day of rest
On the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed.
The Romans held a festival on December 25 of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, “the birthday of the unconquered sun.”
(Given the 7th day of March, Crispus and Constantine being consuls each of them for the second time [A.D. 321].) — Source: Codex Justinianus, lib. 3, tit. 12, 3; trans. in Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3 (5th ed.; New York: Scribner, 1902), p. 380, note 1
THIS IS WHERE WE GET OUR HOLY SUNDAY AND OUR CHRIST MASS ON DECEMBER 25TH
Invictus (unconquered) was an epithet used for various Roman divinities in the Roman Empire. In the Roman Calendar of the early empire these include Jupiter Invictus and Mars Invictus. It was in use from the late Republic and throughout the Imperial period for a range of deities, such as Hercules, Apollo and Silvanus,and was therefore a well-established form when applied to Mithras by Roman devotees from the 2nd century onwards. It has a clear association with solar deities and solar monism;
CONSTANTINE WAS NOT A “CHRISTIAN” AND NOT BAPTISED UNTIL HIS DEATH!!
WHEN HE WAS BAPTISED AN ARIAN(MITHRIAN)A MONOTHEIST SUN WORSHIPPER
Coin of Emperor Constantine I depicting Sol Invictus with the legend SOLI INVICTO COMITI, circa 315
Berrens deals with coin-evidence of Imperial connection to the Solar cult. Sol is depicted sporadically on imperial coins in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, then more frequently from Septimius Severus onwards until AD 325/6.
Any ‘good luck emblem’ at this date would have been the chi-rho – ambiguously the first two letters of the word Christos, the Greek word for ‘auspicious’ and also Chronos, god of time and a popular embodiment of Mithras! (Christos could also refer to Krishna the Vedic god) The Chi-Rho symbol was also used by pagan Greek scribes to mark, in the margin, a particularly valuable or relevant passage; the combined letters Chi and Rho standing for chreston, meaning “good.”
coins of Ptolemy III Euergetes (r. 246–222 BC) were marked with a Chi-Rho
Although modern representations of the Chi-Rho sign represent the two lines crossing at ninety degree angles, the early examples of the Chi-Rho cross at an angle that is more vividly representative of the chi formed by the solar ecliptic path and the celestial equator. This image is most familiar in Plato’s Timaeus, where it is explained that the two bands which form the “world soul” (anima mundi) cross each other like the letter chi
A nonsense repeated ad nauseam is the fable of the ‘writing above the sun’ which advised Constantine of his divine destiny. In its worst form, the legend has it that the words ‘In this sign, you shall conquer’ and the sign of the cross were visible to Constantine and his entire army. The words would have been, perhaps, Latin ‘In Hoc Signo Victor Seris’,
Digging below the legend however we discover that the vision was in fact a dream reported some years later by Constantine to his secretary Lactantius (On the Death of the Persecutors, chapter xliv; ANF. vii, 318.) The fable was later embellished by the emperor’s ‘minister of propaganda’, Bishop Eusebius, in his Life of Constantine (1.xxvi-xxxi). The ‘sign of the cross’ was an even later interpolation
What is perhaps most significant about this ‘origins’ fantasy is that ‘lucky charms’ had entered the parlance of Christianity.
IF THERE IS ANY TRUTH TO THIS TALE, IT MAKES MORE SENSE IF CONSTANTINE IS A MONOTHEISTIC MITHRAS SUN WORSHIPPER. THE CHI-RO IS THE SYMBOL OF MITHRAS A GOD THAT CAME FROM THE EAST.
HE IS FACING AN EASTERN ARMY
OR IT COULD BE A CELTIC SUN WHEEL IN THE SKY
HE HAS A CELTIC/GAULLIC ARMY
One aspect of Constantine’s life that secular historians use to indicate Constantine’s incomplete acceptance of Christianity (from a modern view) was his notorious cruelty: he executed his own wife and eldest son in 326. He also had Licinius, the East Roman emperor, strangled after his defeat, something he had publicly promised not to do.
When the last of his sons died in 361, however, his nephew Julian the Apostate wrote the satire Symposium, or the Saturnalia, which denigrated Constantine, calling him inferior to the great pagan emperors, and given over to luxury and greed. Following Julian, Eunapius began—and Zosimus continued—a historiographic tradition that blamed Constantine for weakening the Empire through his indulgence to the “Christians” aka monotheists/religious fascists.
For his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–89), Edward Gibbon, aiming to unite the two extremes of Constantinian scholarship, offered a portrait of Constantine built on the contrasted narratives of Eusebius and Zosimus. In a form that parallels his account of the empire’s decline, Gibbon presents a noble war hero corrupted by “Christian” influences, who transforms into an Oriental despot in his old age: “a hero…degenerating into a cruel and dissolute monarch”.
THE NICAEA CREED CON
CONSTANTINE CREATES A CENTRALISED RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY
ONE GOD ,ONE EMPIRE ,ONE EMPEROR WITH CONSTANTINE AS THE GOD HEAD
AS CYRUS THE GREAT GAVE HIS NEWLY CREATED RELIGIOUS FANATICS A LAW BOOK(THE TORAH)
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT DECIDES TO GIVE HIS NEWLY CREATED RELIGION A LAW BOOK
THE NEW TESTAMONIES
RELIGIOUS FASCISM IS BORN
The Nicaea Creed quoted today by both eastern orthodox christianity and western catholic christianity does NOT refer to the First Niceaea Creed of Constatine 325AD ,but to a later council in 381AD.
This is because Constantine was a monotheistic sun worshipper and so was the original Nicaea Creed and Constantines Unified Roman Religion
CONSTANTINE SAT OVER THE COUNCIL OF NICAEA c.325 AD
The First Council of Nicaea was convened in Nicaea in Bithynia (present-day Iznik in Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 325 AD. It is believed to have been the First Ecumenical council of the Christian Church by the Assyrian Church of the East, the Oriental Orthodox, the Eastern Orthodox, the Roman Catholics, the Old Catholics, and a number of other Western Christian groups. Most significantly, it resulted in the first uniform Christian doctrine, called the Nicene Creed.
CONSTANTINE WAS TRYING TO CLARIFY AND UNIFY THE VARIOUS MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP BELIEFS
THESE ARE ANCIENT INDO-EUROPEAN BELIEFS NOT “NEW AGE” JEWISH ONES
HE CREATED A NEW GOD, HESUS CHRISTOS
WITH A NEW BOOK, THE NEW TESTAMONIES
AND A NEW CITY, CONSTANTINOPLE
FOR HIS NEWLY UNIFIED WESTERN DRUIDIC AND EASTERN VEDIC ROMAN EMPIRE
SO HERE’S HOW THE NEW TESTAMENT REALLY CAME ABOUT
AS TOLD BY EUSEBUIS IN THE HISTORIA ECCLESIASTICA 325AD
THE SAME MAN THAT WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT FOR CONSTANTINE
MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP BECOMES THE ROMAN UNIFIED RELIGION
Constantine’s intention at Nicaea was to create an entirely new god for his newly joined Western and Eastern Roman Empire, it would unite all religious factions under one deity.One Empire ,One Emperor ,One God …….its just religious fascism and it fails,but leaves a trail of devastation
He was trying to combine the beliefs of Celtic Britons and Gaulic Europeans of the Western Empire.
The Zeus Apollo and Emperor and sun worship of the Greeco Roman Empire .
The Eastern Empire Mithras ,Ahruh Mazda ,zoraostrian and Hindu beliefs and the North African Egyptian beliefs of Osiris and Isis, Horus and Amen-Ra.
These where the major religio/political beliefs within the newly United Roman Empire
THE COUNCIL OF NICAEA 325AD CREATES THE DOCTRINE AND THE GOD
THE ORIGINAL NICEAE DOCTRINE
THE DOCTRINE OF CONSTANTINE
THE PAGAN TRIAD OF GODS ARE NOW INDIVISIBLE IN ONE MONOTHEISTIC SUN GOD
THE FATHER THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
fortuna (luck or fortune), fatum (fate) and logos (the universal divine principle)
RA / OSIRIS / HORUS
BRAHMA / KRISHNA / KARMA
TEUTATES / ESUS / TARANIS
ZEUS / DIONYSUS / DESTINY
ARUH MAZDA / MITHRAS / EMPEROR
CONSTANTIN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC MONOTHEISTIC SUN CHURCH
The general and more prominent meaning of “catholic” is of breadth and universality, reflecting comprehensive scope, whereby the Church is “universal”, unseparated, and comprehensive, including all who share that faith.
CONSTANTINE GATHERS ALL THE INFLUENTIAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
TELLS THEM THAT THEY HAVE TO CREATE A “NEW GOD” THAT THEY ALL CAN AGREE ON
HOLDS THEM CAPTIVE UNTIL THEY VOTE A GOD INTO EXISTENCE
ANY MONOTHEISTIC SUN GOD WILL DO
WHEN THIS GOD IS CREATED THESE PRIESTS COULD NOT CONTINUE IN THEIR PREVIOUS DEVOTIONS
AS THEY HAVE A NEW IMPERIAL GOD TO WORSHIP
AND THEY WOULD NOW BE BANNED FROM PREACHING “PAGAN HERESY”
AND THEIR PAGAN BOOKS WOULD BE BURNED
AND ANY WHO OPPOSE WILL BE BEHEADED
ONE GOD ,ONE EMPIRE ,ONE EMPEROR IS NOW THE IMPERIAL RELIGION
THIS WOULD INCLUDE ANY PRIEST OF MITHRAS OR RABBI IN ATTENDANCE
OR ANY OF THE COUNTLESS OTHER CULTS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
QUITE A RELIGIOUS COUP!
About four years prior to chairing the Council,Constantine had been initiated into the religious order of Sol Invictus, one of the two thriving cults that regarded the Sun as the one and only Supreme God (the other was Mithraism). Because of his Sun worship, he instructed Eusebius to convene the first of three sittings on the summer solstice, 21 June 325 ( C a t h o l i c Encyclopedia, New Edition, vol. i, p. 792),Sabinius, Bishop of Hereclea, who was in attendance, said,”Excepting Constantine himself and Eusebius Pamphilius, they were a set of illiterate, simple creatures who understood nothing”(Secrets of the Christian Fathers, Bishop J. W. Sergerus, 1685,1897 reprint).It was at that puerile assembly, and with so many cults represented, that a total of 318 “bishops, priests, deacons,subdeacons, acolytes and exorcists” gathered to debate and decide upon a unified belief system that encompassed only one god (An Apology for Christianity , op. cit.).
THE DIVINE EMPEROR SITS OVER THE NICEAE COUNCIL
The Council was opened by Constantine.He was clad in gold and covered with precious stones in the fashion of an Oriental sovereign. A chair of gold had been made ready for him, and when he had taken his place the bishops seated themselves. After he had been addressed in a hurried allocution, the emperor made an address in Latin, expressing his will that religious peace should be re-established. He had opened the session as president.
The emperor began by making the bishops understand that they had a greater and better business in hand than personal quarrels and interminable recriminations.
A SUN GOD IS CHOSEN FROM A LIST
The names of 53 gods were tabled for discussion. “As yet, no God had been selected by the council, and so they balloted in order to determine that matter… For one year and five months the balloting lasted…” (God’s Book of Eskra, Prof. S.L. MacGuire’s translation, Salisbury, 1922, chapter xlviii,paragraphs 36, 41).
Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a shortlist of five prospects: Caesar, Krishna,Mithra, Horus and Zeus (Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c.325). Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new god for them. To involve Celtic/Gaulic factions, he ruled that the name of the great Druid god, Hesus,(Greeks and Romans worshipped this god as Zeus) be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities became one God.(Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c.325)
THE PLAN WORKS
“HESUS CHRISTOS” EXISTS BY 161 TO 157 VOTES
IT IS CLAIMED BY THE MODERN CHURCH NO THEOLOGICAL DEBATE WAS RECORDED
Eusebius of Caesarea and his two abbreviators, Socrates and Sozomen, as well as Rufinus and Gelasius of Cyzicus, report no details of the theological discussions. Rufinus tells us only that daily sessions were held and that Arius was often summoned before the assembly; his opinions were seriously discussed and the opposing arguments attentively considered.
JUST ANOTHER CHURCH LIE
HESUS THE DIVINE WOODMAN
A VERY ANCIENT (ARYAN)INDO-EUROPEAN BELIEF
The Divine Woodman ,Esus or Hesus (“lord” or “master”) was a Gaulish god known from two monumental statues and a line in Lucan’s Bellum civile.
A well-known section in Lucan’s Bellum civile talks about the gory sacrificial offerings proffered to a triad of Celtic deities: Teutates, Hesus (an aspirated form of Esus), and Taranis. According to the Berne Commentary on Lucan, human victims were sacrificed to Esus by being tied to a tree and flailed
If Esus was a god of vegetation, once represented by a tree, this would explain why, as the scholiast on Lucan relates, human sacrifices to Esus were suspended from a tree.
The two statues on which his name appears are the Pillar of the Boatmen from among the Parisii and a pillar from Trier(Trier is Emperor Constantines Gaullic stronghold) among the Treveri. In both of these, Esus is portrayed cutting branches from trees with his axe. Esus is accompanied, on different panels of the Pillar of the Boatmen, by Tarvos Trigaranus (the ‘bull with three cranes’), Jupiter, Vulcan, and other gods.And the sign in the sky that Constantine and his army saw(if this event ever happened at all)…the Celtic Sun Wheel
Heusos is the name of certain specific gods, usually the sun, the stars; a class of gods (`those that shine with a golden light’); and a general word for `a god, any god’.
These gods are also general to the Indo-Europeans.
Heus(os), is believed to have been the goddess of dawn (p. 409, 410, 432, Oxford Intro.), continued in Greek mythology as Eos, in Rome as Aurora, in Vedic as Ushas, in Lithuanian mythology as Aušra ‘dawn’ or Auštaras (Auštra) ‘the god (goddess) of the northeast wind’, Latvian Auseklis, the morning star (Lithuanian Aušrinė, ‘morning star’); Ausera, and Ausrina, goddesses of dawn or of the planet Venus; Hittite, assu ‘lord, god’; Gallic Esus, Today Jesus
The Gallic medical writer Marcellus of Bordeaux may offer another textual reference to Esus in his De medicamentis, a compendium of pharmacological preparations written in Latin in the early 5th century and the sole source for several Celtic words. The work contains a magico-medical charm decipherable as Gaulish which appears to invoke the aid of Esus (spelled Aisus) in curing throat trouble.
The given name “Esunertus” (“strength of Esus”) occurs at least once as an epithet of Mercury on a dedicatory inscription. It is possible that the Esuvii of Gaul, in the area of present-day Normandy, took their name from this deity.
M. Annaeus Lucanus (61-65 CE). Bellum civile I.445.
Mary Jones (2005). Jones' Celtic Encyclopedia
De medicamentis 15.106, p. 121 in Niedermann's edition; Gustav Must, “A Gaulish Incantation in Marcellus of Bordeaux,” Language 36 (1960) 193–197; Pierre-Yves Lambert, “Les formules de Marcellus de Bordeaux,” in La langue gauloise (Éditions Errance 2003), p.179, citing Léon Fleuriot, “Sur quelques textes gaulois,” Études celtiques 14 (1974) 57–66.
J. A. MacCulloch (1911). ‘Chapter III. The Gods of Gaul and the Continental Celts.’ The Religion of the Ancient Celts. New York: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-42765-X.
FOR GREECO-ROMANS ESUS(HESUS) IS
Zeus is the Greek continuation of *Di̯ēus, the name of the Proto-Indo-European god of the daytime sky, also called *Dyeus ph2tēr (“Sky Father”).The god is known under this name in the Rigveda (Vedic Sanskrit Dyaus/Dyaus Pita), Latin (compare Jupiter, from Iuppiter, deriving from the Proto-Indo-European vocative *dyeu-ph2tēr), deriving from the root *dyeu- (“to shine”, and in its many derivatives, “sky, heaven, god”). Zeus is the only deity in the Olympic pantheon whose name has such a transparent Indo-European etymology.
The earliest attested forms of the name are the Mycenaean Greek 𐀇𐀸, di-we and 𐀇𐀺, di-wo, written in the Linear B syllabic script.
"Zeus". American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved 2006-07-03.
R. S. P. Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Brill, 2009, p. 499.
Harper, Douglas. "Jupiter". Online Etymology Dictionary.
Burkert (1985). Greek Religion. p. 321. ISBN 0-674-36280-2.]
FOR THE LEVANT MARNAS
Colossal seated Marnas from Gaza portrayed in the style of Zeus. Roman period Marnas was the chief divinity of Gaza (Istanbul Archaeology Museum).
FOR THE EGYPTIANS SERAPIS
THE CHRIST,THE CHRIST(OS)
ANOTHER VERY ANCIENT INDO-EUROPEAN DIVINE CONCEPT
Krishna (????? in Devanagari, k???a in IAST, pronounced ['kr????] in classical Sanskrit) is a deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism in a variety of different perspectives. While many Vaishnava groups recognize him as an avatar of Vishnu, other traditions within Krishnaism consider Krishna to be svayam bhagavan, or the supreme being.The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various roles: a god-child,a divine hero and the Supreme Being.The principal scriptures discussing Krishna’s legends are the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa, the Bhagavata Purana and the Vishnu Purana.
KRISHNA IS AN ANCIENT BELIEF 1000’S OF YEARS OLD….OLDER THAN JESUS
The earliest text to explicitly provide detailed descriptions of Krishna as a personality is the epic Mahabharata which depicts Krishna as an incarnation of Vishnu.
The Mahabharata or Mahābhārata (Sanskrit: महाभारतम्, Mahābhāratam, pronounced [məɦaːˈbʱaːrət̪əm]) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.The title may be translated as “the great tale of the Bhārata dynasty”.
The oldest preserved parts of the text are thought to be not much older than around 400 BCE, though the origins of the epic probably fall between the 8th and 9th centuries BCE.
Chandogya Upanishad (3.17.6) composed around 900 BC mentions Krishna
A steatite (soapstone) tablet unearthed from Mohenjo-daro, Larkana district, Sindh depicting a young boy uprooting two trees from which are emerging two human figures is an interesting archaeological find for fixing dates associated with Krishna. This image recalls the Yamalarjuna episode of Bhagavata and Harivamsa Purana. In this image, the young boy is undoubtedly Krishna, and the two human beings emerging from the trees are the two cursed gandharvas, identified as Nalakubara and Manigriva. Dr. E.J.H. Mackay, who did the excavation at Mohanjodaro, compares this image with the Yamalarjuna episode. Prof. V.S. Agrawal has also accepted this identification. Thus, it seems that the Indus valley people knew stories related to Krishna.
The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE) extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India .Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World.
The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition. Himalayan Institute Press. 2002.
Wendy Doniger (2008). "Britannica: Mahabharata". encyclopedia. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2008-10-13
Mackay's report part 1, pp.344–45, Part 2, plate no.90, object no. D.K.10237
Age of Bharata War by G.C. AGARWALA and K.L VERMA page.81
Wright, Rita P. (2010), The Ancient Indus: Urbanism, Economy, and Society, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-57219-4
THE GOD “THE ROMAN SAVIOUR GOD”
MITHRAS/SOL INVICTUS/JESUS CHRIST
When Mithraism became the chief religion in the late Roman Empire, Mithras was called Sol Invictus, or the invincible sun. The eye of Mithras was the sun itself (Mithras, the Soldier’s God). The players are now complete for the incredible transformation of Constantine.
Not coincidentally, that is the day when the “pagan world celebrated the birth of their Sun Gods-Egyptian Osiris, Greek Apollo and Bacchus, Chaldean Adonis, Persian Mithra-when the Zodiacal sign of Virgo (the sun is born of a virgin) rose on the horizon.
He is always born at the winter solstice, after the shortest day in the year, at the midnight of the 24th December when the sign Virgo is rising above the horizon; born as this Sign is rising, he is born always of a virgin, and she remains a virgin after she has given birth to her Sun-child as the celestial Virgo remains unchanged and unsullied when the Sun comes forth from her in the Heavens. Weak, feeble as an infant is he, born when the days are shortest and the nights are longest
Thus the ancient festival of the Winter Solstice, the pagan festival of the birth of the Sun, came to be adopted by the Roman Unified Religion and the later Christian Church as the nativity of Jesus, and was called Christmas”
Constantine, Christianity, Mithraism, & Osiris
This documentry looks at Christianitys false claim that Constantine was the first christian emperor.In this documentry it is clearly shown that Constantine was a Sun worshipper both before and after becoming emperor.
What they do not mention is that they find NO EVIDENCE OF CHRISTIANS at all.Only some pagan crosses on a Scottish border outpost. These would be Celtic pagan crosses not christian crosses.
The word “Saviour” was affixed to his name as it was to “the Divine Julius”,Caesar was hailed as “God made manifest and universal Saviour of human life”.
“Hesus Krishna” became an “aspect” of Mithra, the divine son of God (Ahura Mazda) and messiah of the first kings of the Persian Empire around 400 BC. His birth in a grotto was attended by magi who followed a star from the East. They brought “gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh”and the newborn baby was adored by shepherds. He came into the world wearing the Mithraic cap, which popes imitated in various designs until well into the 15th century.(It is the 15th Century when Christianity as we know it arrives)Mithra, one of a trinity, stood on a rock, the emblem of the foundation of his religion, and was anointed with honey. After a last supper with Helios and 11 other companions, Mithra was crucified on a cross, bound in linen, placed in a rock tomb and rose on the third day or around 25 March (the full moon at the spring equinox, a time now called Easter after the Babylonian goddess Ishtar). The fiery destruction of the universe was a major doctrine of Mithraism—a time in which Mithra promised to return in person to Earth and save deserving souls. Devotees of Mithra partook in a sacred communion banquet of bread and wine, a ceremony that paralleled the Christian Eucharist and preceded it by more than four centuries.
In the later parts of Roman history, the god Mithras – whose worship was widespread until suppressed by the Roman Unified Religion – was regularly portrayed as wearing a Phrygian cap, fitting with his being perceived as a Persian god who had “come out of the East”.The god Mithras wore a red Phrygian cap.
The Pope’s miter and other miters or conical head-coverings derive their names from the terms “Mithradic,” or “Mithraic,” and the origin of the whole class of names is Mittra, or Mithra.
The name Easter is derived from a pagan fertility goddess (either Eastre, or Eostre) that the Saxons of Northern Europe held a festival to her at the vernal equinox in order to celebrate the “resurrection” of life in the spring. Second century Christian missionaries found political expedience in making Saxons easier to convert to Christianity by renaming the celebration of Christ’s resurrection Easter which always falls after the vernal equinox (Origins of Easter). Other scholars accept the derivation put forth by the English scholar St. Bede where the name Easter is believed to originate in the Scandinavian “Ostra” and the Teutonic “Ostern” or “Eastre.” Both of these names of mythological goddesses archetypally symbolize spring and fertility and their festival, too, was observed on the day of the vernal equinox (Story of Easter). In addition, reaching even further back in time to the Sumerian civilization, Ishtar, another fertility goddess whose name can be pronounced “Easter,” was honored on a day commemorating the resurrection of a dying and reborn god named Tammuz; he was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon goddess and the sun god (Pagan Origin of Easter).
This role of Christ’s connection to the sun is more fully solidified with the addition of the archetypal halo, symbolizing the sun, especially during the Middle Ages (ironically, enough, a time when the light of reason became subject to the powers of superstition). However, like the sun being recognized as a deity for millennia, the symbol of the halo can likewise be traced back to its origin in the remote past.
One of the earliest attributions of the halo to the sky god (sun) is the Egyptian. Egyptians halos commonly were drawn as a large sphere in the color of the sun. Egyptian art contains numerous examples of halos, often associated with self-created and father of all the gods, Ra, who was associated with the sun.
Illumination of the countenance, crowns, halos and dazzling brilliance of all kinds are aspects of masculine solar” (Outline of Analytical Psychology). As has been demonstrated, the connection of deity to the sun is incredibly ancient, with both earthly kings and rulers assuming the role of sun deity, and the natural progression was one of transmuting Christ into the role of the ultimate source of light, the contribution of Constantine quite apparent.
True Origin Of The Christian Myth: Paganism
THE BOOK “THE BOOK OF BOOKS ,THE NEW TESTAMONIES”
BASED ON THE ORIGINAL CANONICAL BOOK
The Sanskrit word véda “knowledge, wisdom” is derived from the root vid- “to know”. This is reconstructed as being derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *u̯eid-, meaning “see” or “know”
The Vedas (Sanskrit véda वेद, “knowledge”) are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit,the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature.Hindus consider the Vedas to be apauruṣeya (“not of human agency”).They are supposed to have been directly revealed, and thus are called śruti (“what is heard”). The Vedic texts or śruti are organized around four canonical collections of metrical material known as Saṃhitās,
The canonical division of the Vedas is fourfold (turīya)
The Rigveda (Sanskrit: ?????? ?gveda, a compound of ?c “praise, verse” and veda “knowledge”) is a sacred Indo-Aryan collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns still being used in India. It is counted among the four canonical sacred texts (sruti) of Hinduism known as the Vedas.
It is one of the oldest extant texts in any Indo-European language. Philological and linguistic evidence indicate that the Rigveda was composed in the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent, most likely between c. 1500–1200 BCE,though a wider approximation of c. 1700–1100 BCE has also been given.
Some writers out of the mainstream claim to trace astronomical references in the Rigveda, dating it to as early as 4,000 BC, a date well within the Indian Neolithic.
The Rigvedic hymns are dedicated to various deities, chief of whom are Indra, a heroic god praised for having slain his enemy Vrtra;Equally prominent gods are the Adityas or Asura gods Mitra–Varuna and Ushas (the dawn). Also invoked are Savitr, Vishnu, Rudra, Pushan, Brihaspati or Brahmanaspati, as well as deified natural phenomena such as Dyaus Pita (the shining sky, Father Heaven)
Constantine then instructed Eusebius to organise the compilation of a uniform collection of new writings ,his instructions were: “Search ye these books, and whatever is good in them, that retain; but whatsoever is evil, that cast away. What is good in one book, unite ye with that which is good in another book. And whatsoever is thus brought together shall be called The Book of B o o k s. And it shall be the doctrine of my people, which I will recommend unto all nations, that there shall be no more war for religions’ sake.” (God’s Book of Eskra, op. cit., chapter xlviii, paragraph 31) “Make them to astonish” said Constantine, and “the books were written accordingly” Eusebius amalgamated the “legendary tales of all the religious doctrines of the world together as one”, using the standard god myths from the presbyters’ manuscripts as his exemplars.(Life of Constantine , vol. iv, pp. 36-39).Merging the supernatural “god” stories of Mithra and Krishna with Druidic Culdean beliefs effectively joined the orations of Eastern and Western presbyters together “to form a new universal belief”.
WHAT WAS IN THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMENT , A MIX OF IDEOLOGIES…… NONE JEWISH
REMEMBER JUDAISM WAS A WARRIOR RELIGIOUS CULT CREATED BY THE PERSIAN CYRUS THE GREAT,THE JEWISH MESSIAH!
A ROMAN EMPEROR WOULD SEE THEM AS ENEMIES OF ROME FOLLOWING A PERSIAN CREED
HE WOULD CERTAINLY NOT MAKE A “KING OF THE JEWS” THE RULING ROMAN GOD!..AND THUS THE PERSIAN EMPEROR THE RULING DIVINE MESSIAH(EMPEROR)!
THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTEMONIES WAS A PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN SUN WORSHIP MONOTHEISM BOOK
These included the restructured writings of Apollonius of Tyana, a first-century wandering sage,these make part of the New Testimonies (Secrets of the Christian Fathers,op. cit.). the Church today calls those writings the Epistles of Paul.
Apollonius’s personal attendant, Damis, an Assyrian scribe, is Demis in the New Testament (2 Tim. 4:10).
Narratives from the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata, appear verbatim in the Gospels even today (e.g., Matt. 1:25, 2:11, 8:1-4, 9:1-8, 9:18- 26),
Passages from the Phenomea of the Greek statesman Aratus of Sicyon (271–213 BC) are in the New Testament.
Extracts from the Hymn to Zeus, written by Greek philosopher Cleanthes (c. 331–232 BC), are also found in the Gospels,
Also 207 words from the Thais of Menander (c. 343–291 BC), one of the “seven wise men” of Greece.
Quotes from the semi-legendary Greek poet Epimenides (7th or 6th century BC) are applied to the lips of Jesus Christ,
Seven passages from the curious Ode of J u p i t e r (c. 150 BC; author unknown) are reprinted in the New Testament.
The list goes on…we do not know how much is Druidic influenced as we have no similar druidic texts to compare, as it was an oral tradition
The first of the gospels — Mark — was not “remembered history” but a sacred drama, fashioned after the Dionysia and introducing the new god-man Jesus.The omniscent narration betrays that the author of Mark was writing fiction, not fact.
Although the gospels tell us that the resurrected Jesus appeared and disappeared at will, popping up and vanishing “in the midst of them”, it was still necessary to “move the stone” for him to exit the tomb. A god would not have needed to move the stone but the storyteller did! With the stone still in place who would have known something miraculous had happened?
The earliest extant gospel manuscripts – whether Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, or Armenian – make it embarrassingly obvious that the original version of Mark (upon which the other three evangelists built their own stories) finished at verse 16.8, that is, before the resurrection addendum of verses 9-20.
Mark’s original Jesus tale ended with nothing more impressive than an “empty tomb”
THE ORIGINAL PLOT OF THE RESURRECTION STORY ,THE PAGAN STORY OF CHAEREAS AND CALLIRHOE
“Chaereas was guarding and toward dawn, he approached the tomb. When he came close, however, he found the stones moved away and the entrance open.
He looked in and was shocked, seized by a great perplexity at what had happened. Rumour made an immediate report to the Syracusans about the miracle. All then ran to the tomb; no one dared to enter until Hermocrates ordered it. One was sent in, and he reported everything accurately.
It seemed incredible – the dead girl was not there. Searching the tomb he was able to find nothing. Many came in after him, disbelieving
– Chariton of Aphrodisias, Chaereas and Callirhoe, 3.3., 1st c. AD.
The essence of Matthew’s makeover of Mark was to emphasise the godlike qualities of Jesus and minimize any restrictions upon his divine power. To this end, the miracles of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew were made more immediate, powerful and effortless. In Matthew’s redacted text, Jesus became more omniscient, unequivocal and judgemental and he was recognized and proclaimed by others as “Lord” repeatedly.
In this process, Jesus lost much of his humanity and the distinction between himself and God the Father became blurred.
The miracle stories in Matthew are not memories, embellished with additional detail from an “independent witness”. They are not even novel fantasies from an imaginative story-teller. The miracles are nothing but the original fictions lifted from Mark and modified by a redactor with a clear theological agenda.
Originally Christianity is an adaptation of Mithraism welded with Egyptian sun worship (the pre-Christian Book of Revelation was originally called T h e Mysteries of Osiris and Isis ), Greek philosophy and various aspects of Vedic Brahimismand the Druidic principles of the Culdees.
“Culdee” is an anglicisation of Céli Dé (plural of Céile Dé, lit. “client/companion of God”). Boece’s term is culdei. In Scottish Latin sources they are often called Kelidei.Céli Dé or Culdees were originally recorded as members of ascetic monotheistic monastic and eremitical communities of Ireland, Scotland and England ,though thier true origins may be as a continuation of the druidic faith after its abolishment.
In Scotland Culdees were more numerous than in Ireland: thirteen monastic establishments were peopled by them, eight in connection with cathedrals. The Ionan(Roman) monks had been expelled by the Pictish king Nechtan son of Derile in 717.The Culdee of Loch Leven lived on St Serf’s Inch, which had been given them by a Pictish prince, Brude, about 700.
THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMONIES WHERE WRITTEN IN LATIN NOT GREEK
THE CREED FINALISED
All the bishops save five declared themselves ready to subscribe to this formula, convinced that it contained the ancient faith of the Apostolic Church.The lists of the signers have reached us in a mutilated condition.
THE BISHOPS BRIBED
The business of the Council having been finished Constantine celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his accession to the empire, and invited the bishops to a splendid repast, at the end of which each of them received rich presents. Several days later the emperor commanded that a final session should be held, at which he assisted in order to exhort the bishops to work for the maintenance of peace;and authorized the fathers to return to their dioceses.
These bishops and priests were empowered as propagandists for the Christian monarchy and were rewarded with confiscated temple treasures throughout the Empire.4th century Bishops were well-heeled, well-connected and lived in grand houses next to the main church at the state’s expense.
A triumphant State Church, lording over a disbelieving and reluctant congregation, began the process of gathering in its flock and fabricating a glorious past, the better to bring foolish pagans to the True Faith.
THE CHRISTIAN BLOODBATH,TEMPLE BURNINGS AND THROWING PAGANS TO THE LIONS AND SLAVERY
‘Wherever we look, bishops were encouraging the landed elites… to take firm and coercive action to make the peasantry Christian …
Like it or not, this is what our sources tell us over and over again. Demonstrations of the power of the Christian God meant conversion. Miracles, wonders, exorcisms, temple-torching and shrine-smashing were in themselves acts of evangelisation.”
– Richard Fletcher (The Conversion of Europe, p45)
For more than two centuries after Christianity’s triumph the bloody entertainments of Rome continued. Indeed, during the reigns of the Christian emperors the number of offences which were punished by sacrifice in the arena actually grew.
Slavery, inoffensive to Christian morality, of course, continued for another thousand years.
Demonic nonsense, dreamed up in the psychotic mind of the pious theologian, populated the natural world with monstrous phantoms and set Satan’s familiars at every cherished spring and venerable grove. Ever more lurid descriptions of Hell instilled dread and terror. Every town and hamlet was polluted by limitless malevolence – from which the only deliverance was complete submission to Holy Roman Church and her rapacious agents.
Constantine placed himself at the head of the collective of Christian fraternities, rewarded their bishops and obtained their fawning adoration. Fanaticism was now pressed into service as the propaganda of a divine monarch; zealotry was directed, not merely at the pagan and the skeptic, but also at the brethren who had failed to understand the true nature of the political revolution, had failed to adapt to servitude in the kingdom of the world and still cast their eyes, wistfully, on an anticipated kingdom of heaven.
CONSTANTINOLE THE NEW CAPITAL ,
THE NEW ROME FOR A NEW MONOTHEISTIC “ROMAN CATHOLIC” SUN GOD
After 326, Constantine never again stepped foot in Rome; he personally ‘never liked the city…’ (J. Norwich, Byzantium, p61).
Constantinople (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις, Κωνσταντινούπολη – Konstantinoúpolis, Konstantinoúpoli; Latin: Constantinopolis) was founded in AD 330, at ancient Byzantium as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great, after whom it was named.
When Constantine dedicated the new capital of Constantinople, which became the seat of Byzantine Christianity for a millennium, he did so wearing the Apollonian sun-rayed Diadem; no Christian symbols were present at this dedication.
SOL INVICTUS RULES CONSTANTINOPLE
WHAT WE SEE IN THIS CLAIMED “CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM” IS THE SUN WHEEL AND LAURELS
OR SUN INVINCIBLE……SOL INVICTUS!
Constantinople was famed for its massive defenses.A first wall was erected by Constantine I, and the city was surrounded by a double wall lying about 2 km (1.2 miles) to the west of the first wall, begun during the 5th century by Theodosius II. The city was built on seven hills as well as on the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara, and thus presented an impregnable fortress enclosing magnificent palaces, domes and towers.
CONSTANTINE AS APOLLO (SOL INVICTUS)
THE MAIN STATUE OF CONSTANTINOPLE
According to Greeks and Romans ,Apollo lived in Ancient Briton ,where Constantine draws his military power from!
The emperor Constantine stimulated private building by promising householders gifts of land from the imperial estates in Asiana and Pontica and on 18 May 332 he announced that, as in Rome, free distributions of food would be made to the citizens. At the time, the amount is said to have been 80,000 rations a day, doled out from 117 distribution points around the city.
Socrates II.13, cited by J B Bury, History of the Later Roman Empire, p. 74.
Constantine’s foundation gave prestige to the Bishop of Constantinople, who eventually came to be known as the Ecumenical Patriarch, a situation that contributed to the Great Schism that divided Western Catholicism from Eastern Orthodoxy from 1054 onwards. Constantinople is also of great religious importance to Islam, as the conquest of Constantinople is one of the signs of the End time in Islam
PUBLISH OR BE DAMNED
THE BOOK BURNING AND WITCH HUNTING BEGINS
THE AGE OF RELIGIOUS TORLERANCE ENDS
“THE NEW TESTAMONIES” ,ORIGINALLY THOUGHT OF AS AN IDEA TO END RELIGIOUS FIGHTING ,LEADS TO BOOK BURNING ,HERETIC HUNTING AND INSTUTIONALISED RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE …AND A POWER STRUGGLE
Eusebius then arranged for scribes to produce “fifty sumptuous copies … to be written on parchment in a legible manner, and in a convenient portable form, by professional scribes thoroughly accomplished in their art” (ibid.). “These orders,” said Eusebius, “were followed by the immediate execution of the work itself … we sent him [Constantine] magnificently and elaborately bound volumes of three-fold and four-fold forms” (Life of Constantine, vol. iv, p.36). They were the “New Testimonies”, and this is the first mention (c. 331) of the New Testament in the historical record. With his instructions fulfilled, Constantine then decreed that the New Testimonies would thereafter be called the “word of the Roman Saviour God” (Life of Constantine, vol. iii, p. 29) and official to all presbyters sermonising in the Roman Empire. He then ordered earlier presbyterial manuscripts and the records of the council “burnt” and declared that “any man found concealing writings should be stricken off from his shoulders” (beheaded)
NONE OF THESE 50 NEW TESTAMENTS EXIST TODAY OR ARE ADMITTED TO EXISTING!
THIS NEW TESTAMENT WAS THE OFFICIAL BOOK OF THE NEW UNIFIED RELIGION OF CONSTANTINE NOT THE BIBLE!
THE ORIGINAL CONSTANTINIAN NICAEA CREED 325AD!
ARIANISM ,THE ROMAN CATHOLIC STATE UNIFIED RELIGION
MONOTHEIST SUN WORSHIP WITH A DIVINE EMPEROR
THE BOOK OF BOOKS THE NEW TESTAMONIES
THE HOLY CITY CONSTANTINOPLE
THE GOD HESUS KRISHNA ,A MONOTHEISTIC SUN GOD
ALL OTHER BOOKS TO BE BURNED ,
THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE TORAH/OLD TESTAMENT
IT INCLUDED BURNING THE GREAT LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA IN EGYPT 391 AD
(IF YOU ARE GOING TO PROMOTE A RELIGIOUS LIE
YOU DO NOT WANT THE THEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE TO BE FOUND)
THERE ARE COPIES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT THAT DATE TO THIS TIME IN THE WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE(EUROPE) .
THE BIBLE DOES NOT APPEAR FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 200 YEARS IN THE WESTERN EMPIRE(EUROPE)
“the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD” (Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit., pp. 656-7).
AND NO JEWISH REFERNCES IN ANY OF THESES NEW TESTAMENTS
Hesus (Mark 1:9),… doesn’t know of Mary, a virgin birth or mass murders of baby boys by Herod. (Mark 1:1), and the modern-day family tree tracing a “messianic bloodline” back to King David is non-existent in all ancient Bibles, as are the now-called “messianic prophecies” (51 in total) No supernatural appearance of a resurrected Jesus Christ is recorded in any ancient Gospels
They are also lacking in the oldest Armenian version of the New Testament, in sixth-century manuscripts of the Ethiopic version and an ancient Latin manuscript of Mark, code-named “K” by analysts.
THEY ALSO SEEMED TO VIEW JUDAISM AS A THREAT ,AND DEFINATELY A DIFFERENT BELIEF!!
Constantine made new laws regarding the Jews. They were forbidden to own “Christian” slaves or to circumcise their slaves.
Another major difference is the Roman Julian Calendar is a solar calendar,the Hebrew calandar is a lunar calendar.
Certain historians have noted that the New Testament, has been singled out for its progressively antagonistic tone and hostile attitude toward Jews. Particularly, the Gospel of John has been singled out in antisemitic texts, because it includes many anti-Jewish episodes, and it contains many references to Jews in a pejorative manner.The process by which some believe that Christians began to see Judaism first as a rival.
The fact that orthodox Jewish texts both ancient and modern are also antaganistic and even openly opposed to “Jesus christ” and his followers,they view him as an oppressor ,an emeny of thier faith and the son of a prostitute ,who will spend eternity boiling in excrement!
Babylonian Talmud, Gittin 57a
IN THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMENT HESUS IS NOT JEWISH, NEVERMIND KING OF THE JEWS!!
WE DO HAVE ROMAN CONSTANTINIAN COINS FROM AFTER THE COUNCIL OF NICEAE..BUT THEY DO NOT SHOW A JEWISH JESUS
WHAT WE DO SEE HERE ARE TWO STANDARD BEARERS AND THE PILLAR IS THE COLOMN OF CONSTANTINE IN CONSTANTINOPLE
CONSTANTINE IS REPRESENTED WITH THE SUN AT THE TOP
THE 2 SOLDIERS REPRESENT “HESUS” AND THE WESTERN EMPIRE AND
“KRISHNA” AND THE EASTERN EMPIRE
THIS IS CONSTANTINES MONOTHEISTIC “CHRISTIANITY”
EMPEROR SUN WORSHIP!
NO JESUS CHRIST , NO CRUCIFIX !!
Constantine’s coinage continued to carry the symbols of the sun, even after the pagan gods had disappeared from the coinage.
THE ORIGINAL CONSTANTINIAN NICAEA CREED C.325AD WAS BASED ON MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP
IT IS THIS COUNCIL THAT GAVE US “JESUS CHRIST” AND HIS “NEW TESTAMONIES”
THAT IS WHY MODERN “CHRISTIANITY” DOES NOT FOLLOW IT
THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH FOLLOWS A DIFFERENT NICAEA CREED FROM 381 AD AND THE WESTERN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH EVEN ADDED A SENTENCE TO THE 381AD CREED TO MAKE THIER OWN CREED THAT THEY STILL FOLLOW TODAY!
CONSTANTINE ONLY GOT BAPTISED ON HIS DEATH BED ..HE WAS BAPTISED AN ARIAN!
He chose the Arianizing bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia, bishop of the city where he lay dying, as his baptizer.Constantine died soon after at a suburban villa called Achyron, on the last day of the fifty-day festival of Pentecost directly following Easter, on 22 May 337(Arianism is considered heretical by the modern church)
The controversy that has surrounded Constantine’s baptism is based upon the legend arising from the discredited documents of the Donation of Constantine, forged documents that date from about the mid eighth century.the Western Church which thought it inappropriate that Constantine could be baptized on his death bed by a bishop whose orthodoxy was in question and thus was an act that was a snub to the authority of Pope.
Eusebius of Caesarea(Arian) recorded that the bishops “performed the sacred ceremonies according to custom” of baptizing Constantine in May 337 by the bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia(Arian) before Constantine’s death on May 22, 337 at age of 65.
ARIANISM IS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC STATE RELIGION OF CONSTANTINE
MONOTHEIST SUN WORSHIP
“Some of them say that the Son is an eructation, others that he is a production, others that he is also unbegotten. These are impieties to which we cannot listen, even though the heretics threaten us with a thousand deaths.For he was not unbegotten. We are persecuted, because we say that the Son has a beginning, but that God is without beginning.”
The Arian Eusebius of Nicomedia the same Bishop that Constantine asked to baptise him on his death bed. He is describing Mithras/Helios monotheism .The “heretics” he refers too are what was to become Catholic ,Orthodox and Protestant Christians. Probably Messianic Jews and thier “gentile” monastic converts.
Arians can be said to be the true Mithrian Religion of Constantine ,the Roman State Religion.Modern Christians are the descendants of the “heretics” !!
EUSEBUIS ,CHURCH FATHER ,THE MAN THAT WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT ,LIKE CONSTANTINE ,WAS AN ARIAN
Eusebius of Caesarea was the bishop of Caesarea in Palestine during the early fourth century.He was an outspoken Arian. He was a prominent personality during the period when “monotheistic proto-Christianity/sun worship” was recognized by Constantine the Great, who started, NOT ended, the centralised religious authoritarian intolerance and began ,against pagans and non-believers, the religious persecutions. He also participated in the First Council of Nicea. He is famous for his writings, particularly his Church History or Ecclesiastical History (Historia Ecclesiastica).
IT IS CLAIMED THE BIBLE COMES FROM THIS TIME BUT THERE IS NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF ANY LATIN BIBLE AT THIS TIME!!
JUST LIKE THE CLAIM THAT CONSTANTINE WAS A “CHRISTIAN” , PETER BEING THE FIRST BISHOP OF ROME ,A LATIN BIBLE IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE IS JUST A COMPLETE ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISTIC LIE
FOR SOME REASON EUSEBIUS,THE ARIAN , ONLY MADE CANNON TABLES FOR THE NEW TESTAMENT
The canon tables of Eusebius of Caesarea.
These tables, which predate the text of the Vulgate, were developed to cross-reference the Gospels. Eusebius divided the Gospel into chapters and then created tables that allowed readers to find where a given episode in the life of Christ was located in each of the Gospels. The canon tables were traditionally included in the prefatory material in most mediaeval copies of the Vulgate text of the Gospels.
THE VULGATE BIBLE IS CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN IN EXISTANCE AT THIS TIME.
The Vulgate is a late 4th-century Latin translation of the Bible. It was largely the work of St. Jerome, who was commissioned by Pope Damasus I in 382 to make a revision of the old Latin translations.
UNFORTUNATELY THE OLDEST COPY THAT CAN BE FOUND C545 ONLY CONTAINS THE NEW TESTAMENT
THE EARLIST VULGATE BIBLE IS THE 8TH CENTURY.
A number of early manuscripts containing or reflecting the Vulgate survive today. Dating from the 8th century, the Codex Amiatinus is the earliest surviving manuscript of the complete Vulgate Bible. The Codex Fuldensis, dating from around 545, contains most of the New Testament in the Vulgate version http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulgate#Manuscripts_and_early_editions
Nothing is more welcome to a military empire than a religious doctrine that counsels obedience and acquiescence.”
– Hyam Maccoby, The Mythmaker, p163
CONSTANTINES ORIGINAL MONOTHEISTIC ROMAN STATE RELIGION
A MONOTHEISTIC SUN GOD “ESUS KRISTOS”
WITH HIS NICEAE CREED FROM 325AD
AND HIS BOOK THE NEW TESTAMONIES
WITH HIS CITY OF CONSTANTINOPLE
The modern christian church claims the emperor constantine became a great patron of the Church and set a precedent for the position of the Christian emperor within the Church and the notion of orthodoxy, Christendom, ecumenical councils and the state church of the Roman Empire declared by edict in 380.
But this is an impossible claim as Constantine died in 337AD, and he died an Arian!
This is just another Christian church lie and fraud.
Just like the fraudulant Donation of Constantine.
THE MODERN CHURCH OF LIES
CONSTANTINE NOT ONLY WOULD OF BURNED THE GOSPEL OF “PETER THE ROCK” IN 325AD,(IF IT HAD BEEN WRITTEN BY THEN)
CONSTANTINE IMMEDIATELY MOVED HIS “HOLY CITY” OUT OF ROME
THE MODERN CHURCH IS CLAIMED TO BE FOUNDED BY PETER,IN ROME, JUST ANOTHER EASILY PROVABLE LIE!
CONSTANTINE ALSO EXILED THE MESSIANIC JUDAIC ATHANASIUS OF ALEXANDRIA!!
THE MAN BEHIND THE 380AD REPLACEMENT CREED
ARIANISM RULED THE CONSTANTINIAN ROMAN EMPIRE
“MESSIANIC JUDAISM” WAS INVENTED LONG AFTER JESUS CHRIST WAS VOTED INTO EXISTANCE
After the Nicene council, Constantine recalled Arius(the Arian) from exile and banished Athanasius of Alexandria to Trier.Trier is Constantines capital city of the Western Gaullic Empire, it is his strong hold. We can consider Athanasius is being held securely captive outside of Roman theological influence and Constantine would view this as nothing more than another local jewish revolt.
Constantine was baptised into “Roman Christianity” just before his death in May 337 by his distant relative Arianian Bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia.
During Eusebius of Nicomedia’s time in the Imperial court, the Eastern court and the major positions in the Eastern Church were held by Arians or Arian sympathizers. With the exception of a short period of eclipse, Eusebius enjoyed the complete confidence both of Constantine and Constantius II and was the tutor of Emperor Julian the Apostate. After Constantine’s death, his son and successor Constantius II was an Arian, as was Emperor Valens.
Drake, “Constantine and the Bishops”, pp.395.
“Eusebius of Nicomedia”. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
EARLY ARIAN/MITHRA/HORUS/ZEUS JESUS
Hellenistic-Roman terracotta head of Serapis, iconographically close to Zeus (Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich)
The early Alexandrian Christian community appears to have been rather syncretic in their worship of Serapis and Jesus and would prostrate themselves without distinction between the two. A letter inserted in the Augustan History, ascribed to the Emperor Hadrian, refers to the worship of Serapis by residents of Egypt who described themselves as Christians, and Christian worship by those claiming to worship Serapis, suggesting a great confusion of the cults and practices:
The land of Egypt, the praises of which you have been recounting to me, my dear Servianus, I have found to be wholly light-minded, unstable, and blown about by every breath of rumour. There those who worship Serapis are, in fact, Christians, and those who call themselves bishops of Christ are, in fact, devotees of Serapis. There is no chief of the Jewish synagogue, no Samaritan, no Christian presbyter, who is not an astrologer, a soothsayer, or an anointer. Even the Patriarch himself, when he comes to Egypt, is forced by some to worship Serapis, by others to worship Christ.
Serapis (Σέραπις, Attic/Ionian Greek) or Sarapis (Σάραπις, Dorian Greek) is a Graeco-Egyptian god. Serapis was devised during the 3rd century BC on the orders of Ptolemy I of Egypt as a means to unify the Greeks and Egyptians in his realm.
Under Ptolemy Soter, efforts were made to integrate Egyptian religion with that of their Hellenic rulers. Ptolemy’s policy was to find a deity that should win the reverence alike of both groups, despite the curses of the Egyptian priests against the gods of the previous foreign rulers (eg Set who was lauded by the Hyksos). Alexander the Great had attempted to use Amun for this purpose, but he was more prominent in Upper Egypt, and not as popular with those in Lower Egypt, where the Greeks had stronger influence. The Greeks had little respect for animal-headed figures, and so a Greek-style anthropomorphic statue was chosen as the idol, and proclaimed as the equivalent of the highly popular Apis. It was named Aser-hapi (i.e. Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, and was said to be Osiris in full, rather than just his Ka (life force). The god was depicted as Greek in appearance, but with Egyptian trappings, and combined iconography from a great many cults, signifying both abundance and resurrection. His cultus was spread as a matter of deliberate policy by the Ptolemaic kings, who also built a splendid Serapeum in Alexandria. Serapis continued to increase in popularity during the Roman period, often replacing Osiris as the consort of Isis in non-Egyptian temples. The destruction of the Serapeum by a mob led by the Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria in 389 is one of the key events in the downfall of ancient paganism, and the cult ceased to exist with the abolition of paganism in 391.
The hand of benediction from the god Sabazios – the Phrygian “Zeus” (6th century BC)
Worship of the god merged into the cult of Dionysus during the Hel-lenic period.
The ornate votive offering is covered in mystical symbols.
Early Christians were so taken by the awesome magic of finger gestures that they expropriated the trick for them-selves. It masquerades today as the “sign of the cross” or Holy Trinity.
Zeus of Otricoli
FROM 330 AD to c.550 AD IN ROME “ARIANISM(MITHRAS)” WAS THE ROMAN STATE RELIGION THE “NEW TESTAMENT” THE BOOK
During the time of Arianism’s(Mithrian/Roman State Religion) flowering in Constantinople much of southeastern Europe and central Europe, including many of the Goths and Vandals respectively, had embraced Arianism (the Visigoths converted to Arian Christianity in 376,the Celtic Christians where also Arians),In the west, organized Arianism survived in North Africa, in Hispania, and parts of Italy until it was finally suppressed in the 6th and 7th centuries.
ARIANISM SPREAD FAR IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
However to minimize the extent of Arianism ignores the fact that extremely prominent Emperors such as Constantius II, the first “Christian” Emperor Constantine, and Valens were Arians, as well as prominent Gothic, Vandal and Lombard warlords both before and after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and that none of these groups were out of the mainstream of the Roman Empire in the 4th century.
Flavius Julius Valens (Latin: FLAVIUS IVLIVS VALENS AVGVSTVS; 328 – August 9, 378) was Roman Emperor (364-378), after he was given the Eastern part of the empire by his brother Valentinian I. Valens, sometimes known as the Last True Roman, was defeated and killed in the Battle of Adrianople, which marked the beginning of the fall of the Western Roman Empire.He was Arian
Emperor Valens was still minting constantinopolian coins with Sol Invictus ,laurels and sun wheel.
Arian German kingdoms established on the wreckage of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, there were entirely separate Arian Churches with parallel hierarchies, each serving different sets of believers. The Germanic elites were Arians, many scholars see the persistence of Germanic Arianism as a strategy that was followed in order to differentiate the Germanic elite from the local inhabitants and their culture and also to maintain the Germanic elite’s separate group identity
Much of southeastern Europe and central Europe, including many of the Goths and Vandals respectively, had embraced Arianism (the Visigoths converted to Arian Christianity in 376), which led to Arianism being a religious factor in various wars in the collapsing Roman Empire. In the west, organized Arianism survived in North Africa, in Hispania, and parts of Italy until it was finally suppressed in the 6th and 7th centuries. Grimwald, King of the Lombards (662–671), and his young son and successor Garibald (671), were the last Arian kings in Europe
PAGAN POLYTHEISM NEVER PRODUCED THIS INTOLERANCE OR BARBARISM ,
MONOTHEISM BRINGS INGNORANCE AND GENOCIDE
THE CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION OF PAGANS
“There is a persecution of unrighteousness, which the impious inflict upon the church of Christ; and there is a righteous persecution, which the church of Christ inflicts on the impious … Moreover she persecutes in the spirit of love, they in the spirit of wrath.”
– St Augustine (Letter 185, 417 AD)
The ‘Christian Empire’ also lasted more than a thousand years and persecuted non-Christians through all of them.
This so-called ‘orthodoxy’ suppressed and persecuted its ‘heretical’ opposition.
The intellectual centres of the empire were ruined by murder and prohibition and the Roman world sank into ignorance and superstition.
The Church expropriated the resources – both human and material – which might have defended Roman civilization. While an indolent army of clerics lived on the state, the impoverished legions degenerated into a peasant militia.
Once a particular monotheism “Arianism” – hierarchical and authoritarian – became wedded to the Roman state, it became a force of brutal repression.
The “Church Fathers” transformed Romano-Hellenic culture by bigotry, censorship and intolerance.
Law was replaced by Divine Right, scientific method criminalized, ancient medical knowledge lost for a millennium.
Later the “barbarian” tribes overran the weakened Roman Empire.
The “monotheists” embraced a ruthlessness hitherto unknown in the world, an intolerance which, in the centuries ahead, would wreak unimaginable horror.
In the closing years of the fourth century, draconian laws prohibiting non-monotheistic beliefs were enacted by the new hero of the Monotheists, Emperor Theodosius. Heresy was now equated with treason and thus became a capital offence.
Theodosius ‘the Great’ presided over the destruction of temples and icons, the burning of books and libraries, and a rampage of murder of pagan priests, scholars and philosophers. The wisdom and finesse of an entire civilization was sacrificed on the altar of the “Christian godman” and delivered Europe into a dark age of barbarism and crass superstition.
Only the very brave, the very foolish or the very hidden would now deny their “monotheism”. The prologue to the Dark Age had been written.
314 Immediately after its full legalisation, the Church attacks non-believers. The Council of Ancyra denounces the worship of Goddess Artemis.
324 The emperor Constantine declares The Roman Unifying Religion as the only official religion of the Roman Empire. In Dydima, Minor Asia, he sacks the Oracle of the god Apollo and tortures the pagan priests to death. He also evicts all non-believers from Mount Athos and destroys all the local Hellenic temples.
325 Nicene Council. The godman gets a promotion: ‘Christ is Divine’ Not the first time a Roman emperor has made a monotheistic sun god the head Roman deity.
326 Constantine, destroys the temple of the god Asclepius in Aigeai Cilicia and many temples of the goddess Aphrodite in Jerusalem, Aphaca, Mambre, Phoenicia, Baalbek, etc.
330 Constantine steals the treasures and statues of the pagan temples of Greece to decorate Constantinople, the new capital of his Empire.
335 Constantine sacks many pagan temples in Asia Minor and Palestine and orders the execution by crucifixion of “all magicians and soothsayers.” Martyrdom of the neoplatonist philosopher Sopatrus.
341 Constantius II (Flavius Julius Constantius) persecutes “all the soothsayers and the Hellenists.” Many gentile Hellenes are either imprisoned or executed.
346 New large scale persecutions against non-believing peoples in Constantinople. Banishment of the famous orator Libanius accused as a “magician”.
353 An edict of Constantius orders the death penalty for all kind of worship through sacrifice and “idols”.
354 A new edict orders the closing of all the pagan temples. Some of them are profaned and turned into brothels or gambling rooms. Execution of pagan priests begins. A new edict of Constantius orders the destruction of the pagan temples and the execution of all “idolaters”. First burning of libraries in various cities of the empire. The first lime factories are organised next to the closed pagan temples. A major part of the holy architecture of the pagans is turned into lime.
357 Constantius outlaws all methods of divination (astrology not excluded).
359 In Skythopolis, Syria, they organise the first death camps for the torture and executions of the arrested non-believers from all around the empire.
361 to 363 Religious tolerance and restoration of the pagan cults is declared in Constantinople (11th December 361) by the pagan emperor Julian (Flavius Claudius Julianus).
363 Assassination of Julian (26th June).
364 Emperor Jovian orders the burning of the Library of Antioch. An Imperial edict (11th September) orders the death penalty for all those that worship their ancestral gods or practice divination (“sileat omnibus perpetuo divinandi curiositas”). Three different edicts (4th February, 9th September, 23rd December) order the confiscation of all properties of the pagan temples and the death penalty for participation in pagan rituals, even private ones. The Church Council of Laodicea (Phrygia – western Asia Minor) orders that religious observances are to be conducted on Sunday and not on Saturday. Sunday becomes the new Sabbath. The practice of staying at home and resting on Saturday declared sinful and anathema to Christ.
365 An imperial edict from Emperor Valens, a zealous Arian Christian (17th November), forbids pagan officers of the army to command Roman soldiers.
370 Valens orders a tremendous persecution of non-believers in all the Eastern Empire. In Antioch, among many other non-believers, the ex-governor Fidustius and the priests Hilarius and Patricius are executed. The philosopher Simonides is burned alive and the philosopher Maximus is decapitated. All the friends of Julian are persecuted (Orebasius, Sallustius, Pegasius etc.). Tons of books are burnt in the squares of the cities of the Eastern Empire.
372 Valens orders the governor of Minor Asia to exterminate all the Hellenes and all documents of their wisdom.
373 New prohibition of all divination methods is issued. The term “pagan” (pagani, villagers, equivalent to the modern insult, “peasants”) is introduced by the Romans to demean non-believers.
BUT THE TROUBLE WITH A CENTRALISED ONE GOD RELIGION ,IS THAT EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN VERSION OF THE ONE GOD. THIS CAN LEAD TO QUARRELS AND POWER STRUGGLES. SO THE DREAM OF ENDING RELIGIOUS SQUABBLES DIES
THE OFFICIAL CHRISTIAN VERSION OF THE ARIANS DISPUTE IS OBVIOUSLY FALSE.
IT IS THE COVER STORY FOR A THEOLOGICAL SWITCH FROM MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP TO MESSIANIC JUDAISM
IN THE WESTERN EMPIRE CONSTANTINES ARIANISM IS UNCHALLENGED ,BUT ALSO UNPOPULAR.
ONLY TRIBAL LEADERS FOLLOW THE BELIEF ,BECAUSE OF ITS CONNECTION WITH IMPERIAL POWER
THE BULK OF EUROPE REMAINS PAGAN
THE BELIEF WITHERS AND DIES WITH THE CITY OF ROME
BUT IN THE EAST ,ANOTHER MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF WAS DOING THE ROUNDS, JUDAISM ,
INVENTED BY CYRUS THE GREAT,
AS JUDAISM BELIEFS DREW FROM PERSIAN SOURCES ,JUST LIKE THE MITHRAS BELIEFS, (JUDAISMS GOD WAS ACTUALLY THE ZOROASTRIAN GOD AHURH MAZDA ,THE FATHER OF MITHRAS), SO MAYBE THEOLOGIANS SAW A CONNECTION AND WANTED TO GIVE THIER GOD A BACKGROUND AND A HISTORY ,OR A JUDAIC SECT SAW AN OPPORTUNITY ,BUT WHATEVER IN THE EAST “MESSIANIC JUDAISM” WAS GAINING SUPPORT AND ITS BOOK “THE TORAH” WAS BEING ADDED TO THE NEW TESTAMONIES
THE EAST VERSES WEST MONOTHEIST POWER STRUGGLE TAKES SHAPE
ITS LATIN WESTERN ARIANISM AND THE NEW TESTAMONIES VERSES
EASTERN GREEK MESSIANIC JUDAISM AND ITS BIBLE
FIGHTING OVER THE CORPSE OF A DEAD EMPIRE
THERE ARE 2 “PROTO-CHRISTIAN” RELIGIONS AT THIS TIME ,
THE 2 FACES OF MONOTHEISM THAT STRUGGLE FOR IMPERIAL CONTROL
THEY WILL LATER MERGER TO GIVE US MODERN CHRISTIANITY
ARIANISM – JESUS IS A RELIGIOUS CONSTRUCT BASED AROUND MITHRAS AND THE NEW TESTAMENT IS THE BOOK OF BOOKS.THE BELIEF SPREADS ACROSS THE EMPIRE BY FORCE.
MESSIANIC JUDAISM – IS A MULTITUDE OF JEWISH “WANT TO BE MESSIAHS” AND THE OLD TESTAMENT IS THEIR BOOK.THEIR BELIEF IS SMALL SECTS CONFINED TO EGYPT AND THE LEVANT
THESE ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT FAITHS.
ARAINISM IS MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP WAITING FOR A MITHRIC MESSIAH THAT WAS VOTED INTO EXISTENCE.
IT IS THE STATE SPONSORED RELIGION BACKED BY IMPERIAL POWER
WHILE MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS AN OFFSHOOT OF A MALE FERTILITY CULT CONVERTED TO ZOROASTRIANISM BY CYRUS THE GREAT ,WITH MORE MESSIAHS RUNNING AROUND THAN IT KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH AND AN ORTHODOX RELIGIOUS STRUCTURE THAT STRUGGLES TO MAINTAIN SOCIO-RELIGIOUS POWER OVER ITS VARIOUS FACTIONS
THESE MONOTHEIST RELIGIONS SPREADS INTOLERANCE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST NON-BELIEVERS , PAGANS AND EACH OTHER.
THE MONOTHEIST POWER BATTLE TO CONTROL THE OLD EMPIRE
THIS IS THE BATTLE BETWEEN WESTERN LATIN ARIAN MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIPPERS AND
EASTERN GREEK MESSIANIC JUDAIC MONOTHEISTS
THESE MONOTHEIST FOLLOWERS HATE EACH OTHER EVEN MORE THAN THEY HATE PAGANS
The enmity of the Christians towards each other surpassed the fury of savage beasts against man.”
– Ammianus Marcellinus, 4th century Roman historian.
“In the century opened by the Peace of the Church, more Christians died for their faith at the hands of fellow Christians than had died before in all the persecutions.”
– Ramsay MacMullen, Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, p14.
A POWER STRUGGLE TAKES PLACE AS THE TORAH IS ADDED TO THE NEW TESTAMONIES
AND THE BATTLE OVER THE IDENTITY AND ORIGIN OF THE INVENTED JESUS CHRIST BEGINS
THE JEWISH LOBBY IS A POWERFUL AND WEALTHY FACTION IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE
IT IS ALSO A FACTIONALISED ONE AND STILL A CONVERTING RELIGION.
MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS A SMALL OFFSHOOT
….A RELIGIOUS MAFIA PLOT TO MAKE JESUS CHRIST JEWISH TAKES PLACE
THE RISE OF MONOTHEISTIC MESSIANIC JUDAISM IN THE EAST
MESSIANIC JUDAISM STARTS AS AN OFFSHOOT OFF JUDAISM,WHICH IS STILL A CONVERTING RELIGION
IT IS A CHALLENGE TO THE RULING ORTHODOX JEWISH ELITE AS WELL AS THE ROMAN RULING ELITE
IT FIRST APPEARS AS MULTIPLE SMALL SECTS IN EGYPT AND THE LEVANT IN THE 4TH CENTURY
THEY COMBINE THE ROMAN STATE RELIGION WITH THE BOOK OF CYRUS THE GREAT (TORAH)
THEY HAVE MANY DIFFERENT FACTIONS JEWISH,GNOSTIC,PAGAN,HELLENIC,STATE ROMAN AND MORE…
THERE IS NO ORTHODOX MESSIANIC JUDAISM IN THE 4TH CENTURY
Through the centuries, the Christian godman has been made and remade.
Egypt provided many of the themes and much of the detail. From the age of the Ptolemies, Alexandria was the ancient cooking pot of religious fusion. Here, Hellenised Judaism influenced the early monotheist “Christians”. From Egypt, the emerging “Catholicism” copied its rituals and ceremonies, including relics, demonology, and monasticism. The Patriarchs of Alexandria wrote much of ,what later became ,Catholic theology
JUDAISM WAS STILL A CONVERTING RELIGION AT THIS TIME
IT ALSO HAD MANY FACTIONS AND CULTS
MESSIANIC JUDAISM WOULD ATTRACT ORTHODOX JEWS ,NEWLY CONVERTED HELLENIC JEWS AND EVEN EASTERN ROMAN CHRISTIANS
A PLOT IS HATCHED IN THE EAST
A CLANDESTINE COUP OF EGYPTIAN EXILES AND HERETICS
AND THE RISE OF THE EXILED ATHANASIUS OF ALEXANDRIA
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (Greek: Ἀθανάσιος Ἀλεξανδρείας, Athanásios Alexandrías) (c. 296–298 – 2 May 373), also called Athanasius the Great, Athanasius the Confessor or, primarily in the Coptic Orthodox Church, Athanasius the Apostolic, was the twentieth bishop of Alexandria (as Athanasius I). He is considered to be a renowned Christian theologian, a Church Father, the chief leader against Arianism, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century.
Athanasius spent the first years of his patriarchate visiting the churches of his territory, which at that time included all of Egypt and Libya. During this period, he established contacts with the hermits and monks of the desert, including Pachomius, which would be very valuable to him over the years. Shortly thereafter, Athanasius became occupied with the disputes with the Byzantine Empire and Arians which would occupy much of his life
In 325, at the age of 27, Athanasius had a leading role against the Arians in the First Council of Nicaea. At the time, he was a deacon and personal secretary of the 19th Bishop of Alexandria, Alexander.He was exiled by Constantine the Great.
Athanasius’ long episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 June 328 – 2 May 373) of which over 17 years were spent in five exiles ordered by four different “Arian Christian” Roman Emperors, not counting approximately six more incidents in which he had to flee Alexandria for his own safety to escape people seeking to take his life.
First exile: under Emperor Constantine, for 2.5 years [11 Jul 335 – 22 Nov 337]; in Trier (Germany).
WITH THE DEATH OF CONSTANTINE 337AD
ATHANASIUS IS RELEASED FROM HIS CAPTIVITY IN TRIER
c.341 AD A MESSIANIC JEWISH/OLD TESTAMENT/MONASTIC PLOT TO TAKE CONTROL IN THE EAST.
ARIANISM(MITHRIAN) THE RELIGION OF CONSTANTINE IS OPENLY ATTACKED AT THE COUNCIL OF SARDICA C341AD
HELLENIC JUDAISM IS PROMOTED
Soon after the Council of Nicaea, new (MESSIANIC JEWISH/OLD TESTAMENT) formulae of faith were composed, most of them variations of the Nicene Symbol, to counter new phases of Arianism.(Mithrianism) The Catholic Encyclopedia identifies at least four before the Council of Sardica (341),Hosius of Cordova who was probably a native of Egypt and a prominent advocate of what became Catholic Christianity (anti-Arian)in the Arian controversy which divided the 4th century early Christian Church. Hosius presided where a new form was presented and inserted in the Acts of the Council.(The EXILED) Athanasius a theologian, Bishop of Alexandria, Church Father, and a noted Egyptian also was in attendance.
ATHANASIUS IS EXILED 4 MORE TIMES BY 3 DIFFERENT ARIAN ROMAN EMPERORS
Second exile: under Emperor Constantius, for 7.5 years [16 Apr 339 – 21 Oct 346]; lived at Rome.
Third exile: under Emperor Constantius, for 6 years [9 Feb 356 – 21 Feb 362]; in the Egyptian desert.
Fourth exile: under Apostate Emperor Julian, 10 months [24 Oct 362 – 5 Sep 363]; in the Egyptian desert.
Fifth exile: under Emperor Valens, 4 months [5 Oct 365 – 31 Jan 366]; in his father’s tomb.
C378 THE DEATH OF THE ARIAN EMPEROR VALENS THE LAST LATIN ARIAN ROMAN EMPEROR
AND ROMES INFLUENCE OVER A UNIFIED EMPIRE WANING
THE GREEK EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
THEODOSIUS THE GREAT
LAST OF THE POWER MAD ROMAN EMPERORS
THE RELIGIOUS INTOLERANT AND DESTROYER OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
SON OF A TRAITOR ,BRINGER OF IGNORANCE,INVENTOR OF FEUDALISM ,PROTECTOR OF JUDAISM ,DEFILER OF PAGANISM AND PROMOTER OF HELLENIC JUDAIC CATHOLISIM
Theodosius I (Latin: Flavius Theodosius Augustus; 11 January 347 – 17 January 395), also known as Theodosius the Great, was Roman Emperor from 379 to 395. Theodosius was the last emperor to rule over both the eastern and the western halves of the Roman Empire. His social transformation was a pivotal, if under-recognized, milestone in European history; it parted with Roman religious tolerance and political strength and may be seen in retrospect as the inauguration of a feudal society.
FEB.27 380 AD CONSTANTINES ARIAN ROMAN STATE RELIGION IS CHALLENGED
Emperor Theodosius I ,August 378 – May 15 392 AD (emperor in the East, with Gratian and Valentinian II in the West);May 15 392 – January 17 395 (whole empire) promoted the old testament within Christianity and Christianity within the Empire. On February 27, 380, he declared “Roman Catholic Christianity”(Hellenic Messianic Judaic) the only legitimate imperial religion, ending state support for the traditional Roman pagan religions.
PAGANISM IS OUTLAWED
On 27 February 380, together with Gratian and Valentinian II, Theodosius issued the decree “Cunctos populos”, the so-called “Edict of Thessalonica”, recorded in the Codex Theodosianus xvi.1.2. This declared the Nicene Trinitarian Christianity to be the only legitimate Imperial religion and the only one entitled to call itself Catholic. Other Christians he described as “foolish madmen”.He also ended official state support for the traditional Polytheism religions and customs
IN THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE THEODOSIUS ,SON OF AN EXILED TRAITOR,CREATES A PRO-JUDAIC MATERIALISTIC CENTRALISED AUTHORITY
CATHOLIC IS NO LONGER “UNIVERSAL”
“According to the apostolic teaching and the doctrine of the Gospel, let us believe in the one deity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, in equal majesty and in a holy Trinity.
We authorize the followers of this law to assume the title of Catholic Christians; but as for the others, since, in our judgment they are foolish madmen, we decree that they shall be branded with the ignominious name of heretics, and shall not presume to give to their conventicles the name of churches.
They will suffer in the first place the chastisement of the divine condemnation and in the second the punishment of our authority which in accordance with the will of Heaven we shall decide to inflict.
– Codex Theodosianus, xvi.1.2 (380 AD)
380AD A COUP IS PUT IN PLACE
On November 26, 380, two days after he had arrived in Constantinople, Theodosius expelled the non-Nicene bishop, Demophilus of Constantinople, and appointed Meletius patriarch of Antioch, and Gregory of Nazianzus, one of the Cappadocian Fathers from Antioch (today in Turkey), patriarch of Constantinople
He also issued decrees that effectively made orthodox Nicene Christianity the official state church of the Roman Empire.He oversaw the destruction of prominent Hellenistic temples of classical antiquity, including the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, the Serapeum in Alexandria. He dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome. In 393, he banned the pagan rituals of the Olympics in Ancient Greece. It was not until the end of the 19th century, in 1896, that Olympics were held again. After his death, Theodosius’ young sons Arcadius and Honorius inherited the East and West halves respectively, and the Roman Empire was never again re-united.
THE FAKE NOTES OF THE COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE
CLAIMING ROME TAKES PRECEDENCE AND TRINITARIANISM IS THE STATE RELIGION
In May 381, Theodosius summoned a new ecumenical council at Constantinople (see First Council of Constantinople). “The council went on to define orthodoxy, including the mysterious Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, who, though equal to the Father, ‘proceeded’ from Him, whereas the Son was ‘begotten’ of Him.” The council also “condemned the Apollonarian and Macedonian heresies, clarified jurisdictions of the state church of the Roman Empire according to the civil boundaries of dioceses and ruled that Constantinople was second in precedence to Rome.”
OBVIOUSLY A FAKE DOCUMENT
ROME CANNOT TAKE PRECEDENCE AT THIS TIME
AS IN REALITY ROME HAS NO CHRISTIAN CHURCH OR INSTITUTIONS AT THIS TIME
CONSTANTINE BUILT ALL HIS RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN CONSTANTINOPLE
THEY WHERE ALL DEDICATED TO THE SUN
A NEW NICEAE CREED IS INVENTED C381AD
IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE THE COUP IS MADE OFFICIAL C381AD
THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE “JEWISH LOBBY”
The first Ecumenical Council held in Constantinople,was called by Theodosius I in 381,which confirmed the New Nicene Creed (Hellenic Messianic Judaism/Monastic)and dealt with other matters such as Arian controversy(Constantines Mithras/Roman State Religion). The council took place in the church of Hagia Irene from May to July 381.Timothy of Alexandria, Meletius of Antioch, Gregory Nazianzus, and Archbishop Nectarius of Constantinople successively presided.All Theodosius’s co-conspirators and Eastern Greek followers of Hellenic Messianic Judaism/Monastic Christianity. In modern times when “Christians” refer to the Nicene Creed they are talking about the 381 AD Creed!
THIS IS THE NICEAE CREED THAT THE MODERN CATHOLIC AND ORTHODOX CHURCH FOLLOWS
NOT THE 325AD CREED OF CONSTANTINE
REMEMBER IT WAS THE 325AD CREED THAT GAVE US
JESUS CHRIST AND
HIS BOOK OF NEW TESTAMONIES AND
THE RELIGIOUS CENTRE OF CONSTANTINOPLE
AND THIS MESSIANIC JEWISH FACTION IS STILL JUST A SMALL RELIGIOUS FACTION AMONGST MANY FIGHTING FOR THE PRIZE OF THE POWER AND WEALTH OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
ARIANISM IS STILL DOMINANT AMONGST THE POPULATION OF THE EMPIRE
AND JUST LIKE CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
THEODOSIUS THE GREAT CREATES A SOLAR OBELISK IN CONSTANTINOPLE AND RULES FROM CONSTANTINOPLE
HESUS KRISHNA IS STILL OFFICIALLY AN IMPERIAL SUN GOD 390AD
Theodosius oversaw the removal in 390 of an Egyptian obelisk from Alexandria to Constantinople. It is now known as the obelisk of Theodosius and still stands in the Hippodrome, the long racetrack that was the center of Constantinople’s public life and scene of political turmoil. The obelisk, still recognizably a solar symbol, had been moved from Karnak to Alexandria with what is now the Lateran obelisk by Constantius II.
The Lateran obelisk was shipped to Rome soon afterwards, but the other one then spent a generation lying at the docks due to the difficulty involved in attempting to ship it to Constantinople.
THEODOSIUS EXILED SON OF A TRAITOR
Though in AD 375 his father was convicted of treason and put to death, Theodosius went into exile in Spain.Emperor Gratian recalled Theodosius from exile in order to deal with the disastrous circumstances in the east. Gratian elevated Theodosius to the rank of Augustus of the east on 19 January AD 379.
In the immediate first years of his reign, Theodosius battled on against the Visigoth forces and the barbarian settlers streaming across the Danube. AD 382 he agreed a treaty with them, making allies within the imperial borders.
THEODOSIUS USES BARBARIAN MIGHT TO TAKE THE IMPERIAL THRONE
The treaty allowed the Visigoths to live in Thrace on their own land, with their own laws and their own chiefs.Theodosius was required to make annual payments to the chieftains of these Visigothic tribes, to pay for troops they continued to command on his behalf.
TAXING ROMANS TO PAY BARBARIANS TO FIGHT FOR HIM
This enlarged army consumed enormous amounts of money. Theodosius increased the amounts he could obtain by taxation.Determined that no one should own any property without having to pay tax for it. The laws which were passed to enforce this, were so stringent that they led to widespread oppression.
THEODOSIUS THE OPPRESSOR
Being stern on matters of law and taxation, then on religious grounds, too, Theodosius became seen as a hardliner.Heretics were repressed with a series of new laws, even actual religious discussion itself was outlawed.
THEODOSIUS MASSACRES INNOCENT ROMANS
The Massacre of Thessalonica was massacre by Gothic troops under the Roman Emperor Theodosius I in 390 against the inhabitants of Thessalonica, who had risen in revolt.
The anger of the Emperor rose to the highest pitch, and he gratified his vindictive desire for vengeance by unsheathing the sword most unjustly and tyrannically against all, slaying the innocent and guilty alike. It is said seven thousand perished without any forms of law, and without even having judicial sentence passed upon them; but that, like ears of wheat in the time of harvest, they were alike cut down
THE ROMAN CHURCH IS SO GRATEFUL TO THEODOSIUS
THEOSDOSIUS IS EXCOMMUNICATED FROM ROME 390AD
THE MODERN CHURCH CLAIMS THEODOSIUS SPENT 8 MONTHS CRYING ON HIS THRONE ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS!
MORE CHURCH LIES!
AMBROSE WAS AN ARIAN AND SO WAS THE POPE IN ROME, (THE PATER PATRUM OR PONTIFEX MAXIMUS)
THIS IS THE ARIAN 325AD CREED WESTERN EMPIRE SEPARATING FROM THE NEW NICEAN 380AD CREED EASTERN EMPIRE
ROME WILL NOT COME UNDER CONSTANTINOPLE RULE AGAIN UNTIL JUSTINIAN I RETAKES ROME C537AD
In AD 390 he[Theodosius] was excommunicated by the notorious bishop Ambrose of Mediolanum (Milan)
Ambrose was born into a Roman Christian family about 340 AD and was raised in Trier,Constantines Gaullic stronghold,and home of Hesus.His father was Aurelius Ambrosius,the praetorian prefect of Gaul. In 374 the bishop of Milan, Auxentius, an Arian, died.Ambrose was neither baptized nor formally trained in theology but within a week, he was baptized, ordained and duly consecrated bishop of Milan.
To Ambrose, bishop of Milan
By your earnestness and zeal in the matter of the blessed bishop Dionysius(Arian,obviously) you testify all your love to the Lord, your honour for your predecessors(Arians), and your zeal for the faith.
Saint Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth lived about the year 171.The date is fixed by the fact that he wrote to Pope St Soter(Serapis/Saviour)!
Pope Soter had sent alms and a letter to the Corinthians, and in response Dionysius wrote
“Romans keeping up the traditional custom of Romans, which your blessed bishop, Soter, has not only maintained, but has even increased,”
The second extract is from H.E. 2.26; the rest are preserved in H.E. 4.23.
WE KNOW RE-WRITTING WAS GOING ON EVEN THEN
Dionysius’s own letters were evidently much prized, for in the last extract from this letter he writes that he wrote them by request, and that they have been falsified “by the apostles of the devil” ,he observes, “if some have dared to tamper even with the word of the Lord himself, when they have conspired to mutilate my own humble efforts.”
ROME AT THIS POINT WOULD STILL HAVE A “PATER PATREUM” OR PONTIFEX MAXIMUS
A MITHRIC FATHER OF ROME NOW PREACHING THE NEW TESTAMONIES FROM ROME
SO THEODOSIUS’S CHANGES ARE FOR HIS POWER MAD BENEFIT ONLY
NOT THE BENEFIT OF ROMANS OR THE CHURCH OF ROME
THEODOSIUS MAKES PACTS WITH BARBARIANS AND THE JEWISH LOBBY TO MAINTAIN HIS IMPERIAL POWER WITH AN IRON GRIP.
IN RETALIATION TO HIS EXCOMMUNICATION
THEODOSIUS MEGALOMANIAC POWER MAD MONOTHEIST
SOLD OUT HIS PEOPLE AND HIS CHURCH
AND WATCHES HIS POWER AND EMPIRE CRUMBLE
THEOSODIUS BURNS THE GREAT LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA AND THE TEMPLE OF SERAPIS IN ALEXANDRIA
HE CLOSES THE TEMPLE OF DELPHI AND THE VESTAL VIRGINS
HE STOPS THE ALTER OF VICTORY GOING TO THE “PAGAN” ROMAN SENATE
WITH THE EMPIRE CRUMBLING AND THEODOSIUS SHORT OF CASH AND FACING OTHER IMPERIAL CLAIMANTS
THE EMPIRE NEEDS MONEY!
NEW REVENUES ARE REQUIRED AND NEW ALLIANCES ARE MADE IN THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
JEWISH SYNAGOGUES ARE PROTECTED BUT ROMAN TEMPLES CLOSED ,DESTROYED AND PLUNDERED
IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE THE RICH JEWISH LOBBY ARE PROTECTED BY IMPERIAL DECREE
THE PAGAN TEMPLES GET STRIPPED OF WEALTH
THE RELIGIOUS MONEY MAKING VENTURE BEGINS
Between 389–392 he promulgated the “Theodosian decrees”(instituting a major change in his religious policies)
Theodosius closed Roman temples,the eternal fire in the Temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum was extinguished and he disbanded the Vestal Virgins.The practices of taking auspices and witchcraft were punished. Theodosius refused to restore the Altar of Victory in the Senate House, as asked by pagan senators.which established a practical ban on paganism; visits to the temples were forbidden, remaining Pagan holidays abolished.He prohibited haruspicy on pain of death, pioneered the criminalization of Magistrates who did not enforce anti-Pagan laws, broke up some pagan associations and destroyed Pagan temples.
390AD THE EASTERN(NICEAN HELLENIC JUDAIC) VERSES THE WESTERN (ARIAN PAGAN) BEGINS
In 391AD, Christian Emperor Theodosius I ordered the destruction of all pagan temples. The Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria (Egypt)complied with this request. Seizing this opportunity, Theophilus exerted himself to the utmost to expose the pagan mysteries to contempt, the Serapeum also he showed full of extravagant superstitions,the commander-in-chief of the troops in Egypt, assisted Theophilus in demolishing the heathen temples then he destroyed the Serapeum. Historia Ecclesiastica
The Serapeum housed the Great Library of Alexandria
Theophilus and the Serapeum.
Bishop Theophilus of Alexandria,Gospel book in hand, stands triumphantly atop the Serapeum in 391. The cult image of Serapis, crowned with the modius, is visible within the temple at the bottom. Marginal illustration from a chronicle written in Alexandria in the early fifth century, thus providing a nearly contemporary portrait of Theophilus. P. Goleniscev 6 verso. (From A. Bauer and J. Strygowski, “Eine alexandrinische Weltchronik,” Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Wien 51.2 [en:1906]: 1-204, fig. 6 verso)
AND THE CLOSING OF THE ORACLE OF DELPHI
The Delphic oracle was established in the 8th century BC. Its last recorded response was given in 393 AD, when the emperor Theodosius I ordered pagan temples to cease operation. During this period the Delphic Oracle was the most prestigious and authoritative oracle in the Greek world.
PERSECUTIONS AND WITCHHUNTS BEGIN
In 393 he issued a comprehensive law that prohibited any public non Roman monotheist(Christian) religious customs, and was particularly oppressive to Manicheans
Manichaeism (/ˈmænɨkiːɪzəm/; in Modern Persian آیین مانی Āyin e Māni; Chinese: 摩尼教; pinyin: Móní Jiào) was a major Gnostic religion that was founded by the Iranian prophet Mani (in Persian: مانی, Syriac: ܡܐܢܝ, Latin: Manichaeus or Manes) (c. 216–276 AD) in the Sasanian Empire.
Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process which takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements.
Manichaeism was quickly successful and spread far through the Aramaic-Syriac speaking regions.It thrived between the third and seventh centuries, and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world. Manichaean churches and scriptures existed as far east as China and as far west as the Roman Empire
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JUDAISM IS PROTECTED IN THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE,EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF CHRISTIANITY…ITS THE LAW!
392 June 15 CT 16.5.21 239 Valentinian II, Theodosius I, Arcadius
If heretical clergy are ordained, the property where the ordination occurred is to be seized by the government if the ordination occurred with the owner’s permission. If it was done without his knowledge, he may be fined or beaten and deported, depending on his income. If it occurred in a public place, the procurator is to be fined.
[This is the first in a series of similar enactments which continue for a generation. It is directed against owners of large rural estates, and aimed at preventing them from appointing their own heretical clergy.]
392 July 18 CT 16.4.3 240 Valentinian II, Theodosius I, Arcadius
Anyone who “should disturb the catholic faith” is to be deported.
392 Oct 18 CT 9.45.1 241 Theodosius I,Arcadius,Honorius
If a debtor to the state takes refuge in a church, he must be dragged from the church building or else the priest must pay his debt. Clergy should not try to protect debtors from their debts.
392 Nov 8 CT 16.10.12 242 Theodosius I,Arcadius,Honorius
No person of any class may sacrifice to an image. Even a sacrifice that does not reference the Emperor is not exempt; sacrifices that seek to know about life, death, or other forbidden matters violate natural law. Veneration of images with incense is banned. Judges must enforce this law, if not, they will be fined.
393 Sept 29 CT 16.8.9 244 Theodosius I,Arcadius,Honorius
The Jewish sect is protected by law. No synagogues shall be despoiled, and no regulation may be passed to ban Judaism, even in the name of Christianity.
394 Apr 15 CT 16.5.22 245 Theodosius I,Arcadius,Honorius
Heretics shall not be allowed to appoint or confirm bishops.
394 July 19 CT 16.5.24 248 Theodosius I,Arcadius,Honorius
Heretics are forbidden to teach their doctrines or appoint priests or other clergy. Judges and other officials must enforce this law.
BUT NOT ALL CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIANS AGREE WITH THEODOSIUS
AMBROSE BISHOP OF MILAN FOR EXAMPLE
St. Ambrose bishop of Milan said: “The Jews are the most worthless of all men. They are lecherous, greedy, rapacious. They are perfidious murderers of Christ. They worship the Devil. Their religion is a sickness. The Jews are the odious assassins of Christ and for killing God there is no expiation possible, no indulgence or pardon. Christians may never cease vengeance, and the Jew must live in servitude forever. God always hated the Jews. It is essential that all Christians hate them.” He was called the Bishop with the Golden Tongue. St. Ambrose, Bishop of the Church offered to burn the synagogue himself.
St. Gregory of Nyssa in sermons and writings characterized Jews as assassins of the Prophets, companions of the Devil, a race of vipers, a Sanhedrin of Demons, enemies of all that is beautiful, hogs and goats in their lewd grossness.
SIMILAR RE-ACTIONS BY CHURCH FATHERS ARE SEEN IN ANTIOCH AND ALEXANDRIA
Bishop Severus BURNED THE SYNAGOGUE IN THE VILLAGE OF MAGONA. BISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA, ST. CYRIL EXPELLED JEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA AND GAVE THE MOB JEWISH PROPERTY.
ACCUSATION of Ritual murder by the Jews during Purim. Christians confiscated synagogues in ANTIOCH.
These were not hooligans but Church Fathers!
AUGUSTINE, JEROME, AMBROSE AND LESSER SAINTS AS ST. CHRYSOSTROM AND CYRIL, added to tales that Jews were dishonest and prone to sexual perversions.
THE ARIAN CONFLICT TAKES SHAPE
THE SCHISM STARTS OUT BEING RELIGIOUS BASED
THE GREEK EASTERN SCHISM HAS A STRONG MESSIANIC JEWISH/MONASTIC CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE ,BUT IS STILL VERY ARIAN INFLUENCED AT THIS TIME
THE WESTERN SCHISM IS ARIAN/MITHRIC WITH JUST THE NEW TESTAMONIES.
ARIANISM WAS THE ORIGINAL CONSTANTINIAN MITHRIC ROMAN CATHOLIC UNIFIED RELIGION
IT WAS THE MAJOR “MONOTHEISTIC” INFLUENCE IN EUROPE.
BUT EUROPE AND MOST OF THE WORLD IS STILL PAGAN.
LATER THE SCHISM WOULD BE PURELY A POWER STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF THE CENTRAL AUTHORITY ,THE RELIGION BECOMES “IRRELEVANT”
A FAMILIAR OLD RELIGIOUS POWER STRUGGLE TAKES SHAPE
MALE FERTILITY VS SUN WORSHIP
MESSIANIC JUDAISM VS ARIANISM
AMEN/SET VS RA/OSIRIS/HORUS
IN THE OLD EGYPTIAN STORY
SET KILLED OSIRIS AND WAS AVENGED BY HORUS
IN THE NEW ROMAN STORY
THE JEWS(SET) KILLED JESUS(OSIRIS) AND WILL BE AVENGED BY THE “ROMAN STATE”(HORUS)
IN THE WESTERN EMPIRE PAGANISM RULES AND ARIANISM IS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC IMPERIAL RELIGION OF PAGAN TRIBAL LEADERS…THERE IS NO MESSIANIC JUDAISM OR EVEN JUDAISM IN WESTERN EUROPE AT THIS TIME
IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC STATE RELIGION STRUGGLES WITH THE OLD PAGAN RELIGIONS AND “NEW AGE” JUDAISM
THE REAL “PROTO-CHRISTIAN” 4TH CENTURY RELIGIOUS DISPUTE WAS THE “JEWISH ISSUE”
Vicious writing by St. John Chrysostom and St. Ambrose in Milan who said: “The Jews are the most worthless of all men. They are lecherous, greedy, rapacious. They are perfidious murderers of Christ. They worship the Devil. Their religion is a sickness. The Jews are the odious assassins of Christ and for killing God there is no expiation possible, no indulgence or pardon. Christians may never cease vengeance, and the Jew must live in servitude forever. God always hated the Jews. It is essential that all Christians hate them.” He was called the Bishop with the Golden Tongue. St. Ambrose, Bishop of the Church offered to burn the synagogue himself.
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH ATTOCITIES
The simple truth about “Christian” persecution is they where the violent persecuters and usually it was aimed at different “Christian” sects.In the East Messianic Judaic/Christians massacred Arian/sun worship Goths frequently.
It was a monotheistic genocide against unbelievers of all kinds, an intolerant religious fascism baptised in blood Notable Doctrinal Conflicts within Early Christianity
Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Constantinople: Riot between Arians and Catholics: 3,150 trampled.
From Aletheia, The Rationalist’s Manual (1897)
1,000,000 perished during the early Arian schism.
1,000,000 during the Carthaginian struggle.(Arian vs Catholic)
Wm Manchester, A World Lit Only By Fire: riot after Council of Nicaea (325 C.E.), >3,000 Arians k.
“The enmity of the Christians towards each other surpassed the fury of savage beasts against man.”
– Ammianus Marcellinus, 4th century Roman historian.
“In the century opened by the Peace of the Church, more Christians died for their faith at the hands of fellow Christians than had died before in all the persecutions.”
– Ramsay MacMullen, Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, p14.
A THEOLOGICAL BATTLE TAKES SHAPE AND A PLAN TO RECLAIM THE ROMAN EMPIRE IS MADE!
THIS IS THE REAL ARIAN VERSES NICEAN CHURCH DISPUTE
ARIANS ARE PAGAN MONOTHEIST SUN WORSHIPERS AND CONTROL THE WESTERN EMPIRE
NICEANS ARE MONOTHEISTS THAT SEE A LINK BETWEEN THEIR ROMAN CATHOLIC GOD AND THE JEWISH MONOTHEISTIC ONE.
AT THIS TIME NEITHER SEE JESUS AS BEING JEWISH
Theodosius’s army rapidly dissolved after his death, with Gothic Arian contingents raiding as far as Constantinople. As his heir in the East he left Arcadius, who was about twelve years old, and in the West Honorius, who was eight. Neither ever showed any sign of fitness to rule, and their reigns were marked by a series of disasters.
PAGANISM TAKES OVER THE WESTERN RELIGION
THE PAGAN RISE TO POWER
(2nd/3rd century, Limes Museum, Aalen, Germany).
In a Roman Triumph, captured weaponry would be mounted on a vertical stake or stauros, with a cross-member added to support shields, swords, etc.Long before Christianity emerged from the shadows, such a “crucifix” would be carried along the Sacred Way to the Forum.
THE POWERFUL PAGAN ROMAN SENATE IN ROME
Around 300 AD, the emperor Diocletian enacted a series of constitutional reforms. In one such reform, he asserted the right of the emperor to take power without the theoretical consent of the senate, thus depriving the senate of its status as the ultimate depository of supreme power.
After the fall of the western Roman Empire, the senate continued to function under the barbarian chieftain Odoacer, and then under Ostrogothic rule. The authority of the senate rose considerably under barbarian leaders, who sought to protect the institution. This period was characterized by the rise of prominent Roman senatorial families, such as the Anicii, while the senate’s leader, the princeps senatus, often served as the right hand of the barbarian leader.
In the final years of the empire, the senate would sometimes try to appoint their own emperor, such as in the case of Eugenius, who was later defeated by forces loyal to Theodosius I. The senate remained the last stronghold of the traditional Roman religion(pro-pagan Arianism) in the face of the spreading Eastern Christianity(pro-judaic hellenic trinitarianism), and several times attempted to facilitate the return of the Altar of Victory (first removed by Constantius II) to the senatorial curia.
It is known that the senate successfully installed Laurentius as pope in 498, despite the fact that both King Theodoric and Emperor Anastasius supported the other candidate, Symmachus.
It is not clearly known when the Roman senate disappeared in the West, but it is known from the Gregorian register that the senate acclaimed new statues of Emperor Phocas and Empress Leontia in 603.The institution is assumed to have vanished by 630 when the Curia Julia was transformed into a church by Pope Honorius I.
THE NEW ROMAN IMPERIAL PUPPET SENATE IN CONSTANTINOPLE
The Byzantine Senate or Eastern Roman Senate (Greek: Σύγκλητος, Synklētos, or Γερουσία, Gerousia) was the continuation of the Roman Senate, established in the 4th century by Constantine I. It survived for centuries but was increasingly irrelevant until its eventual disappearance in the 13th century.
The Senate of the Eastern Roman Empire originally consisted of Roman senators who happened to live in the East, or those who wanted to move to Constantinople, and a few other bureaucrats who were appointed to the Senate. Constantine offered free land and grain to any Roman Senators who were willing to move to the East
The Senate was led by the Prefect of the City (Constantinople), who conducted all of its communications with the Emperor.The members of the illustres were those who held the highest offices in Eastern Rome, such as the Master of Soldiers and Praetorian Prefects.
The traditional principles that Senatorial rank was hereditary and that the normal way of becoming a member of the Senate itself was by holding a magistracy still remained in full force. By the time of the permanent division of the Roman Empire in 395, responsibilities had been reduced to a purely municipal role. Their sole duty was to manage the spending of money on the exhibition of games or on public works
Bury, J.B. History of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 1, Chapter 1.
Abbott, Frank Frost (1901). A History and Description of Roman Political Institutions. Elibron Classics, ISBN 0-543-92749-0.
Schnurer, Gustov (1956). Church And Culture In The Middle Ages 350-814. Kessinger Publishing (ISBN 9-781425-423223).]
WITH THEODOSIUS’S PUPPET SUCCESSORS A FAILURE
THE JEWISH LOBBY LOSES INFLUENCE AND PROTECTION IN THE EAST
WITH THE RISE OF GAULLIC AND GERMANIC POWER AND INFLUENCE IN THE EASTERN AND WESTERN EMPIRES
POWERFUL WOMAN START TO APPEAR IN POLITICS
AND THE PAGAN ARIAN BARBARIAN WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
TAKES OVER THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
THE JEWISH FACTION IS REMOVED
Theodosius II (Latin: Flavius Theodosius Junior Augustus; 10 April 401 – 28 July 450), commonly surnamed Theodosius the Younger, or Theodosius the Calligrapher, was Eastern Roman Emperor from 408 to 450. He is mostly known for promulgating the Theodosian law code, and for the construction of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople.
THE WESTERN ROMAN SENATE MAKE PULCHERIA “AUGUSTA”
SHE GOES ON TO RULE THE EAST AND RIDS CONSTANTINOPLE OF ITS JEWISH HERESY
THE PAGAN MOTHER GODDESS FACTION RULES CONSTANTINOPLE
In 414 the Roman senate made Pulcheria Augusta. Pulcheria exerted power in politics and, although she was a woman, the empress was treated as an equal among men of power. In the senate of Constantinople a bust was placed in her honor along with the ones to other Augusti.
“Pulcheria had long nursed a special hatred for Jews, and the Nestorian heresy, which appeared to contemporaries to be of Jewish origin, no doubt served to confirm that hatred.”
Many important events occurred during her time as Augusta and her brother’s reign as emperor; however, Pulcheria’s influence was mostly in the church.Pulcheria was of great influence over the church and theological practices of this time. Pulcheria and her brother were known to have harbored anti-Jewish sentiments, and both had started to enact laws against Jewish worship in the capital. Before the reign of Theodosius II, synagogues were seen as private property and were protected by the imperial government. Theodosius enacted a law that forbade the construction of synagogues and required the destruction of those in existence as well. Pulcheria and Theodosius also ordered that a group of Jews be killed after strife amongst Christians emerged in Palestine
She built many churches and buildings for the poor in and around Constantinople. Pulcheria’s building projects were so vast in Constantinople that a whole district was named in her honor called the Pulcherianai As well as contributing to the city with new churches and districts, Pulcheria contributed significantly to the church by bringing back bishops dismissed unjustly
Limberis, Vasiliki. Divine Heiress: The Virgin Mary and the Creation of Christian Constantinople. London and New York: Routledge, 1994.
Holum, Kenneth G. Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press, 1982. p.98
Holum, Kenneth G. Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press, 1982. p. 188
Pope St. Leo the Great. St. Leo the Great: Letters. Translated by Brother Edmund Hunt, C.S.C. New York: Fathers of the Church, Inc. 1957. p.145.]
THE MESSIANIC JUDAIC RELIGIOUS FACTION THAT LOST THE BYZANTINE POWER STRUGGLE TO THE ARIAN PAGAN BARBARIAN FACTION GOES ON TO INVENT ISLAM
Nestorius was a Hellenic (Greek) Patriarch of Constantinople from 428–431 who propounded the heresy that the Virgin Mary was not the Mother of God as he believed that Lord Jesus the Christ was not God but only a man, a prophet as expressed in his book the Bazaar of Hercleides. Nestorius’s blasphemous heresy was condemned, but he gained many followers among the Persians (Iranians) with the consequence that by the end of the fifth century a schism occurred as much of the Church in Iran and many places in the East had apostasized into Nestorianism.
The religion of Mohammed is a heresy as it is a branch of Nestorianism. The history of their connection is described by Saint John of Damascus in his book ‘The Heresy of the Ishmaelites’ which constitutes a small part of his monumental work ‘The Fount of Knowledge’:
All early Christian writers such as Nicetas Choniates of Byzantium and Bartholomew of Edessa classed Mohammdanism as a heresy rather than a brand new religion. Traditional papist historians such as Hilaire Belloc echo this view.
JOANNES THEN AETIUS USURP RULE IN THE WEST FROM THEODOSIUS’S PUPPETS
In 423, the Western Emperor Honorius, Theodosius’ uncle, died and the primicerius notariorum Joannes was proclaimed Emperor. Honorius’ sister Galla Placidia and her young son Valentinian fled to Constantinople to seek Eastern assistance.
Joannes was proclaimed at Rome and praetorian games were provided at the expense of a member of the gens Anicia.Unlike the Theodosian emperors, he tolerated all Christian sects.Joannes was a primicerius notariorum or senior civil servant at the time of his elevation.
Johannes then moved his base of operations to Ravenna,knowing full well that the Eastern Empire would strike from that direction.Aëtius, Governor of the Palace at the time, was sent to the Huns, with whom he had lived as a hostage earlier, to seek military help.
While Aëtius was away, the army of the Eastern Empire left Thessalonica for Italy, and soon camped in Aquileia. Ravenna fell to their assault.The fallen emperor was brought to Aquileia where first his hand was cut off, then he was paraded on a donkey in the Hippodrome to the insults of the populace, then after further insults and injuries, he was finally decapitated in June or July 425.
Three days after Joannes’s death, Aëtius returned at the head of a substantial Hunnic army.Valentinian’s mother Galla Placidia and Aëtius came to an agreement that established the political landscape of the Western Roman Empire for the next thirty years. The Huns were paid off and sent home, while Aetius received the position of magister militum (commander-in-chief of the Roman army). The historian Adrian Goldsworthy writes that “it took a hard-fought campaign by strong elements of the East Roman army and navy, in addition to a fair dose of betrayal,” to defeat Joannes.
It was only in the following year, after Joannes had been defeated in a combined naval and land campaign, that Valentinian was installed by the eastern patricius et magister officiorum Helion as Western Emperor in Rome, on October 23, 425, at the age of six.
Aetius (Latin: Flavius Aetius; 391–454), dux et patricius, was a Roman general of the closing period of the Western Roman Empire. He was an able military commander and the most influential man in the Western Roman Empire for two decades and became the de facto ruler of the Western Roman Empire(433-454).
AETIUS RULES FOR A YOUNG PUPPET EMPEROR
Adrian Goldsworthy, The Fall of the West: The Slow Death of the Roman Superpower, Orion Books Ltd, Paperback Edition 2010, London, pp. 305 and 436
Stewart Oost Galla Placidia Augusta: A biographical essay (Chicago: University Press, 1968)]
431AD IN THE WESTERN ROMAN “SUN WORSHIP CHRISTIAN” EMPIRE
THE PAGAN MARY MOTHER OF GOD IS OFFICIALLY BORN
…AND IS A BIG MARKETING SUCCESS
In the fifth century, the Council of Ephesus (431 AD) accorded Mary the title ‘Theotokos’ (‘Mother of God’).
“The surest protection against Christological heresy was the affirmation and veneration of Mary as Theotokos.”
– Varghese, God Sent, p43.
Pagan gods, as often as not, were supposedly sired by virgin goddesses – quite commonly as a result of impregnation by a sun-beam. The resultant sun-god was depicted as an infant at the breast of his mother – the ‘Madonna and Child’ no less! Such iconography is to be found all the way from Egypt to China. The Romans’ own virgin goddess, Vesta, was served by women who maintained her perpetual flame and their own chastity for thirty years.
The ‘Mary’ of the Christians considerably upstaged this achievement by the double whammy of mothering a god and maintaining her virginity for two millennia! But it was to take a few centuries of creative story telling for all the paraphernalia of the pagan myths to be fused into the Christian one.
Justin ‘Martyr’, a Greek from Palestine who had fled to Ephesus at the time of Bar Kochbar’s revolt, adopted the embryonic Christianity he found in the city with relish. But Justin’s enthusiasm came with a prior familiarity of Greek classics. In his adopted city the venerable cult of the moon goddess Artemis (or Diana as the Romans called her) had been the eternally virgin protector of youth, chastity and fertility for a millennium. In the process the city had become a wealthy place of pilgrimage – the world’s first bankers had been the priests of Artemis.
“We say the Word, the first birth of God, was produced without sexual union. We say that He, Jesus Christ, our teacher, was crucified, died, rose again and ascended into heaven.We are propounding nothing different from what you believe regarding those that you esteem to be sons of Jupiter.”
– Justin Martyr, First Apology
Justin insistently embellished the skimpy biblical Mary story with the idea that Mary had delivered a ‘Virgin Birth’. This belief, so he himself admitted, was based solely on ‘predictions set forth by the blessed prophets’, in other words, upon the notorious mistranslation of Isaiah 7.14 (in which ‘virgin’ was substituted for ‘young woman’; see: Lying for God – Virgin Birth Fraud) to be found in the Septuagint.
The next major contribution to the Mary legend came in the mid-second century, with the so-called ‘Protevangelium of James’, a document so clearly fictitious that it has been rejected even by the Catholic church since the Renaissance.
Nonetheless, this pious nonsense underpins much of current belief regarding the Blessed Virgin, providing such information as the names of Mary’s parents and grandparents, a story of her prodigious childhood (which seems to refer to pagan temples and practices)“left at the Temple from the age of three” – an event without precedent in Jewish custom!; her early commitment to chastity (why – did she know what was coming? and again not a Jewish custom!);and daily chats with angels.
Artistic representations of her began to proliferate, uncannily like the prototype they were based upon – Artemis, the goddess with more than a thousand years of marketing success behind her!
In the Roman period the Phrygian Cybele was conflated with the Greek Artemis. With a certain amount of desecration and rebuilding, the sanctity business continued as usual.
Magna Mater (Ostia, Rome).
Cybele, the Great Mother with the child Attis
A century later the ‘Gospel of the Nativity of Mary’ (well, we can never have enough gospels, can we?) added background detail.
The Byzantine Romans had a particular affection for court ritual and regalia and Mary as a queen, complete with crown and sceptre, appealed much more to imperial appetites than a shadowy peasant woman. Like Jesus himself, she had ‘gone royal’ and was elevated into the sainthood.The sixth century Council of Constantinople (553 AD) went on to endorse as dogma Mary’s “perpetual virginity”
ROMAN TEMPLES TO THE MOTHER OF GOD
Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the first churches built in honour of the Virgin Mary, was erected in the immediate aftermath of the Council of Ephesus of 431, which proclaimed Mary Mother of God. The iconographic depiction of the Virgin Mary was chosen at least in part to celebrate the affirmation of Mary as Theotokos (bearer of God) by the third ecumenical Council of Ephesus in 431 CE. Pope Sixtus III built it to commemorate this decision.
Church building in Rome in this period, as exemplified in Saint Mary Major, was inspired by the idea of Rome being not just the centre of the world of the Roman Empire, as it was seen in the classical period, but the centre of the Christian world.The building of the basilica was influenced also by seeing Mary as a one who could represent the imperial ideals of classical Rome, bringing together the old Rome and the new Christian Rome.
The triumphal arch is illustrated with magnificent mosaics depicting different scenes of Christ and the Virgin Mary. The mosaics found in Santa Maria Maggiore are not just incredibly beautiful works of Late Antique art; they are also one of the oldest representations of the Virgin Mary in Christian Late Antiquity. As one scholar puts it, “This is well demonstrated by the decoration of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome,… where the iconographic depiction of the Virgin Mary was chosen at least in part to celebrate the affirmation of Mary as Theotokos (bearer of God) by the third ecumenical Council of Ephesus in 431 CE.” The mosaics of the triumphal arch and the nave in Santa Maria Maggiore were the definition of impressionistic art during the time period and gave a model for the future representations of the Virgin Mary.
the Adoration of the Magi depicts Infant Christ and The Virgin and the arrival of the three wise men, “mosaics illustrating Christ’s first coming and his youth covered the triumphal arch.”
“On the apse arch Christ is enthroned, a young emperor attended by four chamberlains, angels of course”
Another panel found on the triumphal arch is of the Virgin, she is crowned and dressed in a colorful veil, her wardrobe subtly brings to mind that of a Roman empress and in this panel she has her divine son walking with her and a suite of angles.
There was a difference in the styles used in the triumphal arch mosaics compared to those of the Old Testament mosaics of the nave.
SO THE NAVE SCENES ARE DONE BY A DIFFERENT ARTIST
The nave of the basilica was covered in mosaics representing Old Testament events most vividly of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt across the Red Sea?
WHERE’S WALDO?…I MEAN MOSES
Do you see Moses?
AND MORE BURIED CHURCH LIES OF THE CHILD GOD
Under the high altar of the basilica is the Crypt of the Nativity or Bethlehem Crypt, with a crystal reliquary designed by Giuseppe Valadier said to contain wood from the Holy Crib of the nativity of Jesus Christ.
AND ST JEROME THE PERSON THAT WROTE THE NON-EXISTANT VULGATE LATIN BIBLE GETS A MENTION
Here is the burial place of Saint Jerome, the 4th-century Doctor of the Church who translated the Bible into the Latin language (the Vulgate),of which there is no trace.
MEANWHILE EUROPEAN BARBARIAN ARIANS DEFEND ROME AGAINST HERETICS AND EASTERN MESSIANIC JUDANISERS
THE SACK OF ROME 410 AD
WAS ALRIC KING OF THE GOTHES HE WAS AN ARIAN(MITHRAS)IT WAS NOT A SACK,
IT WAS A PILGRIMAGE,HE WAS REMOVING NON-ARIAN HERETICS FROM ROME!!
Alaric was practically ruler of the Visigoths by the time Theodosius died in 395
Alaric soon resumed hostilities against the Eastern Empire after Theodosius died. Flavius Stilicho, the Eastern Empire’s top general, and later the Western Empire’s top general, soon chased him into Italy, and then through Italy.Stilicho was born in Germany the son of a Vandal father and a Roman mother. Despite his father’s origins there is little to suggest that Stilicho considered himself anything other than a Roman, and he was probably not Arian like many of Germanic Christians and probably Eastern Nicene Orthodox.
405: Stilicho ordered the destruction of the Sibylline Books, possibly because Sibylline prophecies were being used to attack his government in the face of the attack of Alaric
Because the barbarians had converted to Christian sect Arianism (Mithrianism) it was not a particularly violent looting with relatively little rape, murder and damage to buildings .This event left Romans in a deep state of shock, and many saw it as punishment for abandoning their Roman (Pagan)religion.
THE SACK OF ROME 455 AD
BY THE ARIAN VANDALS WAS TO REMOVE USURPING HERETICS FROM ROME AS WELL
The sack of 455 was at the hands of the Vandals, then at war with the usurping Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus.By May news reached Rome that Geiseric was sailing for Italy. As the news spread, panic gripped the city in the panic Petronius Maximus was completely abandoned, left to fend for himself by his bodyguard and entourage. As he rode out of the city on his own on May 31, 455, an angry mob set upon him and stoned him to death. His body was mutilated and flung into the Tiber. He had reigned for only seventy one days.
it is largely believed that he used his extensive wealth to buy himself favour and hence literally bought himself the throne.
On taking up office as emperor, Maximus immediately married Licinia Eudoxia, the widow of Valentinian III. She only married him reluctantly, suspecting that he in fact had been involved in the murder of her late husband. And indeed Maximus treated Valentinian III’s assassins with considerable favour.
Despairing, Licinia Eudoxia eventually appealed for help to the Vandal king Geiseric. Licinia Eudoxia of course already had contacts to the Vandal court as her daughter Eudocia had been betrothed to Geiseric’s son Huneric – before Petronius Maximus had cancelled the arrangement.
The cause of most controversy, however, is the claim that the sack was relatively ‘clean’, in that there was little murder and violence, and the Vandals did not burn the buildings of the city.
GAULLIC GERMANIC BARBARIANS RULE THE WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
ROMANO-GAULLIC POLITICAL ADMINISTRATION AND GERMANIC MILITARY MIGHT RULE THE WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE 390-480AD
BOTH VERY ARIAN AND/OR PAGAN
WESTERN GAULLIC ROMAN EMPEROR AVITUS c.455-456AD
Eparchius Avitus(c. 380/395 – after 17 October 456 or in 457) was Western Roman Emperor from 8 or 9 July 455 to 17 October 456. He was a senator and a high-ranking officer both in the civil and military administration, as well as Bishop of Piacenza.
A Gallo-Roman aristocrat, he opposed the reduction of the Western Roman Empire to Italy alone, both politically and from an administrative point of view. For this reason, as Emperor he introduced several Gallic senators in the Imperial administration.
Avitus had a good relationship with the Visigoths, in particular with their king Theodoric II, who was a friend of his and who acclaimed Avitus Emperor.
BOTH EMPIRES LOOSE THEIR EMPERORS
THE GERMANIC BARBARIANS TAKE CONTROL OF BOTH EMPIRES c.456AD
In October 456, the Western Emperor Avitus had was deposed and the Eastern Emperor died in January 457 before choosing his colleague. Therefore both empires had no Emperor, and the power was in the hands of the Western generals, Ricimer and Majorian, and of the Eastern Magister militum, the Alan Aspar. As Aspar could not sit on the throne because of his barbaric origin, he opposed Anthemius whose prestige would have made him independent and chose a low-ranking military officer, Leo; and in the West, as his barbaric origin barred Ricimer from the throne, it was Majorian who received the purple
ASPAR THE BARBARIAN CONTROLS PUPPET EASTERN ROMAN EMPERORS
Flavius Ardabur Aspar (c. 400 – 471) was an Eastern Roman patrician and magister militum (“master of soldiers”) of Alanic-Gothic descent.As the general of a Germanic army in Roman service,Aspar exerted a great influence on the Eastern Roman Emperors for half a century, from the 420s to his death in 471, over Theodosius II, Marcian and Leo I, who, in the end, had him killed. His death led to the ending of the Germanic domination of Eastern Roman policy.
RICIMER THE BARBARIAN CONTROLS PUPPET WESTERN ROMAN EMPERORS
In 472, the Western Roman Empire was plagued by a civil war between Emperor Anthemius and his Magister militum (commander-in-chief of the army), Ricimer. Ricimer killed the Emperor and put Olybrius on the throne
Anicius Olybrius (died October 22 or November 2, 472) was Western Roman Emperor from April or May 472 to his death. He was in reality a puppet ruler, put on the throne by the Roman general of Germanic descent Ricimer, and was mainly interested in religion, while the actual power was held by Ricimer and his nephew Gundobad.But in a short time both Ricimer and Olybrius were dead,so the Germanic elements of the army, represented by the new Magister militum and Patrician Gundobad (a nephew of Ricimer’s), elected Glycerius Emperor on March 3 or 5, 473 in Ravenna
THE LAST WESTERN ROMAN EMPEROR NO MONEY ,NO ARMY ,NO EMPIRE SITS IN DALMATIA
Julius Nepos, already in control of a semi-autonomous Dalmatia, was appointed Western Roman Emperor in early 474 by the Eastern Roman Emperor Leo I in an effort to replace the western emperor Glycerius, who was regarded as an usurper. His agnomen of “Nepos” (nephew) was probably earned through a marriage to Leo’s wife’s niece;
THE BARBARIAN KINGDOM OF ITALY ,ITS CAPITAL ROME ,IS BORN c.480AD
Flavius Odoacer (433–493), also known as Flavius Odovacer (German: Odoaker),a Patricius from the ruling class families in ancient Rome,he was a military leader in Italy who led the revolt of Herulian, Rugian, and Scirian soldiers that deposed Romulus Augustulus on 4 September AD 476, when he became the first King of Italy (476–493). His reign is commonly seen as marking the end of the Western Roman Empire.
Odoacer was an Arian and from the Scirii (also Sciri, Scirians, Skirii, Skiri or Skirians) who were an East Germanic tribe.Odoacer ruled over Italy and an expanding sphere of related territories as a viceroy, theoretically under Zeno’s authority as the head of a “re-united” Imperium Romanum, while still technically acknowledging Nepos as Emperor of the West. In practical terms, Odoacer was an increasingly independent King of Italy, nominally recognizing the Eastern Empire’s suzerainty; Nepos retained claim to the Imperial title, but exercised no real power outside of Dalmatia.
THE WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE DIES IN DALMATIA AMID POLITICAL POWER STRUGGLES AND PLOTS c.480AD
This political solution lasted approximately 4 years. Julius Nepos, still residing in Dalmatia, was murdered by members of his own military in 480, possibly as a result of machinations by Odoacer and/or Glycerius, possibly aggravated by ambitions on Nepos’ part to regain control of Italy. The competing desires of various persons to replace him as ruler of Dalmatia probably also played a part in his assassination. The instability in the West continued, and Nepos’ death ended the last serious legal claims of a Western Roman Empire, independent of the Roman East, until the coronation of Charlemagne as “Imperator Romanorum” in 800
THE EUROPEAN PAGAN BARBARIAN KINGDOMS BEGIN TO FLOURISH AND IMPERIAL ROME CRUMBLES
Upon Nepos’ murder in 480 Odoacer invaded Dalmatia, to punish the murderers. He did so, executing the conspirators, but within two years also conquered the region and incorporated it into his domain. When Illus, master of soldiers of the Eastern Empire, asked for Odoacer’s help in 484 in his struggle to depose Zeno, Odoacer invaded Zeno’s westernmost provinces.
INTER-BARBARIAN POWER STRUGGLES BREAK OUT
The emperor responded first by inciting the Rugi of present Austria to attack Italy. During the winter of 487–488 Odoacer crossed the Danube and defeated the Rugi in their own territory. Zeno also appointed the Ostrogoth Theoderic who was menacing the borders of the Eastern Empire, to be king of Italy, turning one troublesome, nominal vassal against another. Theoderic invaded Italy in 489 and by August 490 had captured almost the entire peninsula, forcing Odoacer to take refuge in Ravenna. The city surrendered on March 5, 493; Theoderic invited Odoacer to a banquet of reconciliation and there killed him.
ARIAN GOTHS RULE THE NEW KINGDOM OF ITALY IN PEACE AND PROSPERITY
Theoderic the Great (Gothic: Þiudareiks; Latin: Flāvius Theodericus; Greek: Θευδέριχος, Theuderikhos; Old English: Þēodrīc; Old Norse: Þjōðrēkr, Þīðrēkr; 454 – August 30, 526), often referred to as Theodoric, was king of the Arian/pagan Germanic Ostrogoths (475–526), ruler of Italy (493–526), regent of the Arian/pagan Visigoths (511–526), and a patricius of the Eastern Roman Empire. His Gothic name Þiudareiks translates into “people-king” or “ruler of the people”
Theoderic frequently ravaged the provinces of the Eastern Roman Empire, eventually threatening Constantinople itself.Byzantine Emperor Zeno subsequently gave him the title of Patrician and the office of Magister militum (master of the soldiers), and even appointed him as Roman Consul. In 488, Emperor Zeno ordered Theoderic to overthrow the German Foederatus Odoacer, who had likewise been made patrician and even King of Italy, but who had since betrayed Zeno.
After a victorious three-year war, Theoderic killed Odoacer with his own hands, settled his 100,000 to 200,000 people in Italy, and founded an Ostrogothic Kingdom based in Ravenna.Seeking to restore the glory of Ancient Rome, he ruled Italy in a most peaceful and prosperous period until his death in 526. Memories of his reign made him a hero of German legend as Dietrich von Bern.
ARIAN GOTHS RULE THE NEW KINGDOM OF ITALY IN PEACE AND PROSPERITY
Theoderic the Great (Gothic: Þiudareiks; Latin: Flāvius Theodericus; Greek: Θευδέριχος, Theuderikhos; Old English: Þēodrīc; Old Norse: Þjōðrēkr, Þīðrēkr; 454 – August 30, 526), often referred to as Theodoric, was king of the Arian/pagan Germanic Ostrogoths (475–526), ruler of Italy (493–526), regent of the Arian/pagan Visigoths (511–526), and a patricius of the Eastern Roman Empire. His Gothic name Þiudareiks translates into “people-king” or “ruler of the people”
Theoderic frequently ravaged the provinces of the Eastern Roman Empire, eventually threatening Constantinople itself.Byzantine Emperor Zeno subsequently gave him the title of Patrician and the office of Magister militum (master of the soldiers), and even appointed him as Roman Consul. In 488, Emperor Zeno ordered Theoderic to overthrow the German Foederatus Odoacer, who had likewise been made patrician and even King of Italy, but who had since betrayed Zeno.
After a victorious three-year war, Theoderic killed Odoacer with his own hands, settled his 100,000 to 200,000 people in Italy, and founded an Ostrogothic Kingdom based in Ravenna.Seeking to restore the glory of Ancient Rome, he ruled Italy in a most peaceful and prosperous period until his death in 526. Memories of his reign made him a hero of German legend as Dietrich von Bern.
PAGANISM IS BACK ,THE TEMPLE OF VESTA RE-OPENS
Brick with the emblem of Theodoric, found in the temple of Vesta, Rome. It reads “+REG(nante) D(omino) N(ostro) THEODE/RICO [b]O[n]O ROM(a)E”, which translates as With our master Theodoric the Good reigning in Rome [this brick was made].
BARBARIAN ALLIANCES ARE MADE
Theoderic the Great sought alliances with, or hegemony over, the other Germanic kingdoms in the west. He allied with the Franks by his marriage to Audofleda, sister of Clovis I, and married his own female relatives to princes or kings of the Visigoths, Vandals and Burgundians.Theoderic was the de facto king of the Visigoths as well, becoming regent for the infant Visigothic king.
In 522, the Eastern Nicean Catholic Burgundian king Sigismund killed his own son, Theoderic’s grandson, Sergeric. Theoderic retaliated by invading the Burgundian kingdom and then annexing its southern part, probably in 523. The rest was ruled by Sigismund’s Arian brother Godomar.
After his death in Ravenna in 526, Theoderic was succeeded by his grandson Athalaric. Athalaric was at first represented by his mother Amalasuntha, who was a regent queen from 526 until 534. The kingdom of the Ostrogoths, however, began to wane and was conquered by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I in 553 with the Battle of Mons Lactarius.
MEANWHILE IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE
GAULLIC,GERMANIC,ROMAN FACTIONS STRUGGLE FOR EASTERN ROMAN IMPERIAL POWER
LEO I c.457-474
Leo I (Latin: Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus) (401 – 18 January 474) was Byzantine Emperor from 457 to 474. A native of Dacia Aureliana near historic Thrace, he was known as Leo the Thracian (Greek: Λέων Α’ ὁ Θρᾷξ).He is notable for being the first Eastern Emperor to legislate in Greek rather than Latin.He was born Leo Marcellus in Thracia or in Dacia Aureliana province in the year 401 to a Thraco-Roman family.He served in the Roman army, rising to the rank of comes. Leo was the last of a series of emperors placed on the throne by Aspar, who thought Leo would be an easy puppet ruler. Instead, Leo became more and more independent from Aspar, causing tension that would culminate in the assassination of Aspar.
EMPEROR LEO I COIN SOL INVICTUS AND THE PAGAN CROSS
JESUS CHRIST IS STILL A SOL INVICTUS SUN GOD IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE
THE ARIAN BARBARIAN EASTERN EMPEROR ZENO/TARASIS c.474-491AD
Zeno (/’zi?no?/; Latin: Flavius Zeno Augustus; Greek: ?????) (c. 425 – 9 April 491), originally named Tarasis /’tær?s?s/, was Byzantine Emperor from 474 to 475 and again from 476 to 491. Domestic revolts and religious dissension plagued his reign, which nevertheless succeeded to some extent in foreign issues. His reign saw the
end of the Western Roman Empire under Julius Nepos, but he contributed much to stabilizing the eastern Empire.
Zeno’s original name was Tarasis. Tarasis was born in Isauria, at Rusumblada, later renamed Zenonopolis in Zeno’s honour. His father was called Kodisa (as attested by his patronimic “Tarasicodissa”), his mother Lallis, his brother Longinus. Tarasis had a wife, Arcadia, whose name indicates a relationship with the Constantinopolitan aristocracy, and whose statue was erected near the Baths of Arcadius, along the steps that led to Topoi
The Isaurians were a people who lived inland from the Mediterranean coast of Anatolia, they were looked upon as barbarians by the Romans.To make himself more acceptable to the Roman hierarchy and the population of Constantinople, Tarasis adopted the Greek name of Zeno and used it for the rest of his life. In mid-late 466, Zeno married Ariadne, elder daughter of Leo I and Verina
THE ANTI-JUDAIC IMPERIAL RULE STILL HOLDS c.489AD
According to Samaritan sources, Zeno (whom the sources call “Zait the King of Edom”) persecuted the Samaritans. The Emperor went to Sichem (Neapolis), gathered the elders and asked them to convert; when they refused, Zeno had many Samaritans killed, and re-built the synagogue to a church. Zeno then took for himself Mount Gerizim, where the Samaritans worshipped God, and built several edifices, among whom a tomb for his recently deceased son, on which he put a cross
Later, in 484, the Samaritans revolted. The rebels attacked Sichem, burnt five churches built on Samaritan holy places and cut the fingers of bishop Terebinthus, who was officiating the ceremony of Whitsun. They elected a Justa (or Justasa/Justasus) as their king and moved to Caesarea, where a noteworthy Samaritan community lived. Here several Christians were killed and the church of St. Sebastian was destroyed. Justa celebrated the victory with games in the circus. According to John Malalas, the dux Palestinae Asclepiades, whose troops were reinforced by the Caesarea-based Arcadiani of Rheges, defeated Justa, killed him and sent his head to Zeno. According to Procopius of Caesarea, Terebinthus went to Zeno to ask for revenge; the Emperor personally went to Samaria to quell the rebellion.
Modern historians believe that the order of the facts preserved by Samaritan sources should be inverted, as the persecution of Zeno was a consequence of the rebellion rather than its cause, and should have happened after 484, around 489. Zeno rebuilt the church of St. Procopius in Neapolis (Sichem) and the Samaritans were banned from Mount Gerizim, on whose top a signalling tower was built.
Zeno died on 9 April 491,of dysentery or of epilepsy, after ruling for 17 years and 2 months. No sons were to succeed him: Leo had died in 474, Zenon, the first son, in his youth, while living at court.Ariadne then chose a favoured member of the Imperial court, Anastasius, to succeed Zeno, whose brother Longinus revolted, starting the Isaurian War.
ARIAN RULE CONTINUES IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE
THE ARIAN EASTERN EMPEROR ANASTASIUS c.491-518AD
THE PAGAN RESURRECTION GOD NOW RULES CONSTANTINOPLE
Anastasius I (Latin: Flavius Anastasius Augustus, Greek: ??ast?s???; c. 431 – 9 July 518) was Byzantine Emperor from 491 to 518.Anastasius was born at Dyrrhachium in the Latin-speaking part of the Balkans; the date is unknown, but he is thought to have been born no later than 430 or 431. He was born into an Illyrian family,the Illyrians (Ancient Greek: Ἰλλυριοί, Illyrioi; Latin: Illyrii or Illyri) were a group of Indo-European tribes in antiquity, who inhabited part of the western Balkans and the south-eastern coasts of the Italian peninsula (Messapia).
The name Anastasius (Greek: Ἀναστάσιος, Anastasios) is derived from the Greek ἀνάστασις (anastasis) meaning “resurrection”. Its female form is Anastasia.He was the son of Pompeius (born c. 410), nobleman of Dyrrachium, and wife Anastasia Constantina (born c. 410). His mother was an Arian,sister of Clearchus, also an Arian, and a paternal granddaughter of Gallus (born c. 370), son of Anastasia (born c. 352) and husband, in turn daughter of Flavius Claudius Constantius Gallus and wife and cousin Constantina family,the son of Pompeius (born c. 410), nobleman of Dyrrachium, and wife Anastasia Constantina (born c. 410).
THE WESTERN LATIN KINGDOM OF ITALY “IMPERIUM ROMANA” REMAINS ARIAN AND PAGAN
EASTERN GREEK RELIGIOUS MONOTHEISM AND ITS CENTRALISED POWER STRUCTURE PRODUCES MANY VARIATIONS ON THE ONE GOD
ALL STRUGGLE TO CONTROL THE RELIGIOUS CENTRAL AUTHORITY
AS THE JEWISH LOBBY HAS THE TORAH TO ADD TO THE NEW TESTAMONIES
OTHER FACTIONS CREATE THEIR OWN BOOKS TO ADD
THE GOSPEL IS INVENTED
A gospel is an account describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The most widely known examples are the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but the term is also used to refer to apocryphal gospels, non-canonical gospels, Jewish-Christian gospels, and gnostic gospels.
Christianity places a high value on the four canonical gospels, which it considers to be a revelation from God and central to its belief system. Christianity traditionally teaches that the four canonical gospels are an accurate and authoritative representation of the life of Jesus, but more liberal churches and many scholars believe that not everything contained in the gospels is historically reliable. For example, according to Linda Woodhead,THE LATER ADDED TO “the gospels’ birth and resurrection narratives can be explained as attempts to fit Jesus’ life into the logic of Jewish expectation”.
NO TRUE ACCOUNT OF A GOSPEL EXISTS BEFORE THE 4TH CENTURY
Estimates for the dates when the canonical gospel accounts were written vary significantly; and the evidence for any of the dates is scanty. Because the earliest surviving complete copies of the gospels date to the 4th century and because only fragments and quotations exist before that.
ALL ARE GREEK COPIES NOT LATIN ORIGINALS
“At least nine versions of the ending of Mark can be found among the 1,700 surviving ancient Greek manuscripts and early translations of the gospel.”
– Michael W. Holmes, Easter: Exploring the Resurrection of Jesus, (BAR, 2010)
“A chronicle of Easter Day would be a hopeless enterprise, and the conflict of traditions has still to be sorted out…As matters stand we have no apparition stories that do not bear the mark of extremely sophisticated literary editing.”
– Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, Resurrection – Interpreting the Easter Gospel, p89, 98
CONSIDERING THE CHURCH CLAIMS TO BE THE ETERNAL CITY
WHERE HAVE ALL THESE CLAIMED ORIGINAL VERSIONS GONE?
SURELY THEY WOULD BE KEPT AS TREASURES LIKE THEIR HOLY RELICS
WHEN DID THEY ALL VANISH?
WHEN WERE THEY ALL DESTROYED?
IN REALITY THEY NEVER EXISTED
THE ORIGINAL GOSPELS WHERE WRITTEN IN 325AD AND THE PAGAN SOURCE MATERIALS WHERE DESTROYED
ONLY FALSE CLAIMS AND FORGED STATEMENTS EXIST.
WE DO HAVE COPIES OF THE ORIGINAL PAGAN TEXTS THE GOSPELS WHERE TAKEN FROM
MEANWHILE VARIOUS NEW JESUS STORIES “GOSPELS” APPEAR MAKING JESUS JEWISH, GNOSTIC ,APOCRYPHAL,CHILD LIKE,PAGAN….ETC ETC
OTHER GOSPELS THAT DO NOT DATE BEFORE THE 4TH CENTURY
Gospel of Thomas
It is possible that the document originated within a school of early Christians, possibly proto-Gnostics.While it can be understood in Gnostic terms, it lacks the characteristic features of Gnostic doctrine
Gospel of Peter
It seems to be largely legendary, and hostile toward Jews, and “the doctrine according to which the phenomenon of Christ, his historical and bodily existence, and thus above all the human form of Jesus, was altogether mere semblance without any true reality.”
the Gospel of James, which introduces the concept of the Perpetual Virginity of Mary, and the Infancy Gospel of Thomas (not to be confused with the absolutely different sayings Gospel of Thomas), both of which related many miraculous incidents from the life of Mary and the childhood of Jesus that are not included in the canonical gospels.
WITH POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS POWER NOW CENTRALISED IN A MONOTHEISTIC ESTABLISHMENT
THE RULING MONOTHEISTIC “JESUS CHRIST” IS GIVEN NUMEROUS IDENTITIES BY DIFFERENT POWER BLOCKS
THE JEWISH GOD GOSPELS
Jewish Christian sects within Early Christianity that retained a strong allegiance to Judaism, upholding Mosaic Law, used these gospels as specific to themselves:
Gospel of the Ebionites – 7 quotes cited, all by Epiphanius
Gospel of the Hebrews – 7 quotes survive, six of them by Jerome
Gospel of the Nazarenes – 30 quotes survive in works by Jerome and Origen
THE RESSURRECTING GOD GOSPELS
A number of gospels are concerned specifically with the “Passion” (arrest, execution and resurrection) of Jesus:
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Nicodemus (also called the “Acts of Pilate”)
Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem on the Life and the Passion of Christ
Gospel of Bartholomew
Questions of Bartholomew
Resurrection of Jesus Christ (which claims to be according to Bartholomew)
THE GNOSTIC GOD GOSPELS
The Nag Hammadi library is a collection of Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945.A collection of fifty-two writings that included, in addition to an excerpt from Plato’s Republic, gospels claiming to have been written by Jesus’ disciple Philip. Scholars have speculated that the works were buried in response to a letter from Bishop Athanasius and were buried after Bishop Athanasius condemned the use of non-canonical books in his Festal Letter of 367 AD.
In the modern era, many Gnostic texts have been uncovered, especially from the Nag Hammadi library. Some texts take the form of an expounding of the esoteric cosmology and ethics held by the Gnostics. Often this was in the form of dialogue in which Jesus expounds esoteric knowledge while his disciples raise questions concerning it. There is also a text, known as the Epistula Apostolorum, which is a polemic against Gnostic esoterica, but written in a similar style as the Gnostic texts.
Dialogues with Jesus
Apocryphon of James (also called the “Secret Book of James”)
Book of Thomas the Contender
Dialogue of the Saviour
Gospel of Judas (also called the “Gospel of Judas Iscariot”)
Gospel of Mary (also called the “Gospel of Mary Magdalene”)
Gospel of Philip
Greek Gospel of the Egyptians (distinct from the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians)
The Sophia of Jesus Christ
General texts concerning Jesus
Coptic Apocalypse of Paul (distinct from the Apocalypse of Paul)
Gospel of Truth
Gnostic Apocalypse of Peter (distinct from the Apocalypse of Peter)
Second Treatise of the Great Seth
THE INFANT GOD GOSPELS
Infancy Gospel of James (also called the “Protoevangelium of James”) and Infancy Gospel of Thomas, and on their later combination into the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew (also called the “Infancy Gospel of Matthew” or “Birth of Mary and Infancy of the Saviour”).
Also the Syriac Infancy Gospel, the History of Joseph the Carpenter and the Life of John the Baptist.
THE SETH GOD GOSPELS(JUDAISM HAS ITS ROOTS IN EGYPTIAN SET WORSHIP)
Sethian texts concerning Jesus
The Sethians were a gnostic group who originally worshipped the biblical Seth as a messianic figure, later treating Jesus as a re-incarnation of Seth. They produced numerous texts expounding their esoteric cosmology, usually in the form of visions:
Apocryphon of John (also called the “Secret Gospel of John”)
Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians (distinct from the Greek Gospel of the Egyptians)
The Treatise of the Great Seth is written from the first-person perspective of Jesus.
Those who believe Jesus to have died on the cross are said to believe in “a doctrine of a dead man.” All those without gnosis – including those who had what would become orthodox beliefs, as well as the figures of Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, the prophets, and Moses – are all referred to as a “laughingstock.” The text shows the derision which the gnostics felt towards those who did not realize the truth; that the biblical text was false (in at least certain important respects) and that the God of the Jews was not the true God. Only the gnostics have access to the truth.
Second Treatise of the Great Seth
OTHER VARIATIOINS OF “THE ONE GOD” GOSPELS
Details of their contents only survive in the attacks on them by their opponents, and so for the most part it is uncertain as to how extensively different they are, and whether any constitute entirely different works.
Gospel of Marcion
Gospel of Mani
Gospel of Apelles
Gospel of Bardesanes
Gospel of Basilides
SOME OF THESE CAN CLAIM TO PRE-DATE CANICAL GOSPELS
SOME OF THESE WORKS ARE NOT EVEN MONOTHEISTIC
AND OTHERS ARE MONOTHEISTIC BUT CERTAINLY NOT ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISTIC
OVER TIME SOME OF THESE GOSPELS TEXTS ,WILL BE ADDED TO THE NEW TESTAMENT GOSPELS
SPECIFICALLY TEXTS FROM THE JEWISH AND RESSURRECTING GOD GOSPELS
For the Orthodox, the recognition of these writings as authoritative was formalized in the Second Council of Trullan of 692.Full dogmatic articulations of the canon were not made until the Canon of Trent of 1546 for Roman Catholicism, the Gallic Confession of Faith of 1559 for Calvinism, the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1563 for the Church of England, and the Synod of Jerusalem of 1672 for the Greek Orthodox.
“Canon of the New Testament”. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
Reza Aslan asserts that “the gospels are not, nor were they ever meant to be, a historical documentation of Jesus’s life. These are not eyewitness accounts of Jesus’s words and deeds recorded by people who knew him. They are testimonies of faith composed by communities of faith written many years after the events they describe. Simply put, the gospels tell us about Jesus the Christ, not Jesus the man.”
Aslan, Reza (2013). Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. New York: Random House. pp. n.p. ISBN 978-0-679-60353-5.
DIFFERENT FORGED GOSPELS AND HOLY SCRIPTURE KEEP APPEARING
THE GOSPEL OF BARNABAS
The Gospel of Barnabas is a book depicting the life of Jesus, and claiming to be by Jesus’ disciple Barnabas, who in this work is one of the twelve apostles.
This Gospel is considered by the majority of academics, including Christians and some Muslims (such as Abbas el-Akkad) to be late and pseudepigraphical,falsely attributed works, texts whose claimed author is represented by a separate author, or a work “whose real author attributed it to a figure of the past.” ,just as the canical gospels are also attributed to thier fake figures of the past authors, Mathew ,Mark ,Luke ,John.
“It thus appears that the present titles of the Gospels are not traceable to the evangelists themselves … they [the New Testament collection] are supplied with titles which, however ancient, do not go back to the respective authors of those writings.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. vi, pp. 655-6)
Therefore they are not Gospels written “according to Matthew, Mark, Luke or John”.
However, some academics suggest that the gospel of Barnabas may contain some remnants of an earlier apocryphal work (perhaps Gnostic, Ebionite or Diatessaronic), redacted to bring it more in line with Islamic doctrine.
A “Gospel according to Barnabas” is mentioned in two early Christian lists of apocryphal works: the Latin Decretum Gelasianum (6th-century), as well as a 7th-century Greek List of the Sixty Books. These lists are independent witnesses
The earliest document mentioning a Barnabas gospel which is generally agreed to correspond with the one found in the two known manuscripts is reported to be contained in Morisco manuscript BNM MS 9653 in Madrid, written about 1634 by Ibrahim al-Taybili in Tunisia
This work clearly contradicts the New Testament biblical accounts of Jesus and his ministry but has strong parallels with the Islamic faith, not only mentioning Muhammad by name, but including the shahadah (chapter 39). It is strongly anti-Pauline and anti-Trinitarian in tone. In this work, Jesus is described as a prophet and not the son of God, while Paul is called “the deceived.” Furthermore, the Gospel of Barnabas states that Jesus escaped crucifixion by being raised alive to heaven, while Judas Iscariot the traitor was crucified in his place.
This work should not be confused with the surviving Epistle of Barnabas.
Joosten, Jan (January 2002). “The Gospel of Barnabas and the Diatessaron”. Harvard Theological Review 95 (1): 73–96.
Ragg, L & L (1907). The Gospel of Barnabas. Oxford. xiv. ISBN 1-881316-15-7.
Cirillo, Luigi; Fremaux, Michel (1977). Évangile de Barnabé. Beauchesne. p. 202.
THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS
The Epistle of Barnabas (Greek: Επιστολή Βαρνάβα, Hebrew: איגרת בארנבס) is a Greek epistle containing twenty-one chapters, preserved complete in the 4th century Codex Sinaiticus where it appears at the end of the New Testament. It is traditionally ascribed to Barnabas who is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, although some ascribe it to another Apostolic Father of the same name, “Barnabas of Alexandria”, or simply attribute it to an unknown early Christian teacher.
There is no link between the two books,the gospel and the epistle, in style, content, or history other than their attribution to Barnabas. On the issue of circumcision, the books clearly hold very different views, that of the epistle’s rejection of the Jewish practice as opposed to the gospel’s promotion of the same.
Although the work is not gnostic in a theological sense, the author, who considers himself to be a teacher to the unidentified audience to which he writes, intends to impart to his readers the perfect gnosis (knowledge), that they may perceive that the Christians are the only true covenant people, and that the Jewish people had never been in a covenant with God. His polemics are, above all, directed against Judaizing Christians (see Ebionites, Nazarenes, Judaizing teachers). In no other writing of that early time is the separation of the Gentile Christians from observant Jews so clearly insisted upon. The covenant promises, he maintains, belong only to the Christians.
Ehrman, Bart D. (2005). Lost Christianities: the battles for scripture and the faiths we never knew. Oxford University Press. p. 146. ISBN 0-19-518249-9.
Clontz, T.E. and J., “The Comprehensive New Testament”, Cornerstone Publications (2008), ISBN 978-0-9778737-1-5
THE ACTS OF BARNABAS
Neither should it be confused with the surviving Acts of Barnabas, which narrates an account of Barnabas’ travels, martyrdom and burial, and which is generally thought to have been written in Cyprus sometime after 431AD
The language and the ecclesiastical politics of Acts of Barnabas reveal it to be a work of the 5th century, designed to strengthen the claims of the church of Cyprus to apostolic foundation as the site of Barnabas’ grave, and therefore of its bishops’ independence from the patriarch of Antioch. These are 5th century concerns, the independence of the Church of Cyprus having been declared by the First Council of Ephesus in 431 and confirmed by Emperor Zeno in 488.
In The Apocryphal New Testament, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924.
NONE ARE WRITTEN BY BARNABAS
THE BIBLE IS INVENTED
FAKE JEWISH PROPHECY
“Among the clamour of the fundamentalists … it is hard to hear the Hebrew prophets on their own terms. What, in fact, had they predicted about Jesus Christ or Christianity? The answer is extremely simple: they had predicted nothing.”
– Robin Lane Fox, The Unauthorized Version, p340.
The 6th to 2nd centuries BC was a golden age of Jewish prophecy,(The Persian rule of Zoroastrianism) a time when the priests of Judaism invented soothsayers both major and minor (about 17 of them in all) whose prescience rationalized each successive calamity and tribulation.For some reason (the intrusion of Greek rationalism), after the 5th century new prophets failed to materialize. Instead the old prophets, such as Isaiah and Daniel got pertinent updates – a veritable ‘back to the future’ in the arcane art of soothsaying.
To the Christian heretics of the 2nd century the prophetic literature was manna from heaven. They shamelessly re-purposed the entire corpus for a single design: the pre-figuring of their godman.
THE EARLIST VERSION OF A BIBLE IS A GREEK EASTERN SPLIT BIBLE 380AD
The Oldest known bible the Sinaiticus, the Sinai Bible(Eastern Split) Written in Greek on donkey skins, it carried both the Old and New Testaments, and later in time archaeologists dated its composition to around the year 380
Between the 4th and 12th centuries, seven or more correctors worked on this codex, making it one of the most corrected manuscripts in existence. One of the correctors was contemporaneous with the original scribes, and that the others dated to the 6th and 7th centuries.
According to David C. Parker the full codex has about 23,000 corrections.In addition to these corrections some letters were marked by dots as doubtful (e.g. ṪḢ). Corrections represent the Byzantine text-type.
Codex Sinaiticus, 120 of the Apocalypse’s 201 singular readings were corrected in the 7th century.
Parker D. C., Codex Sinaiticus. The Story of the World’s Oldest Bible, London: The British Library, 2010, p. 3.
Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism, trans. Erroll F. Rhodes. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
5TH CENTURY FOR THE 2ND OLDEST
The Codex Alexandrinus (London, British Library, MS Royal 1. D. V-VIII; Gregory-Aland no. A or 02, Soden d 4) is a 5th century manuscript of the Greek Bible, containing the majority of the Septuagint and the New Testament,believed to be the second oldest Bible
Many corrections have been made to the manuscript, some of them by the original scribe, but the majority of them by later hands.Kenyon observed that Codex Alexandrinus had been “extensively corrected, though much more in some books than in others”. In the Pentateuch, whole sentences were erased and a new text substituted.
The principal charge which has been produced against the manuscript, and which had been urged by Wettstein, is its having been altered from the Latin version.
According to Griesbach the manuscript follows three different editions: the Byzantine in the Gospels, the Western in the Acts and General epistles, and the Alexandrian in the Pauline epistles. Griesbach designated the codex by letter A.
Each leaf has Arabic numeration, set in the verso of the lower margin
T. H. Horne, An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, (New York, 1852), vol. 1852, p. 224.
BOTH COME FROM AREAS WITH LARGE JEWISH CONCENTRATIONS
THE MESSIANIC JEWS WOULD OF BEEN STRONGER IN THE EAST AROUND EGYPT AND THE LEVANT
ALL THESE HOLY SCRITPURES ARE FORGERIES
ALL ARE WRITTEN FOR POLITICAL POWER
JUST LIKE THE NEW TESTAMENT GOSPELS WHICH ARE NOT WRITTEN BY MATHEW ,MARK LUKE OR JOHN
BUT WHERE COMPILED BY EUSEBIUS PAMPHILIUS OF CESAREA FOR HIS SUN WORSHIPPING EMPEROR CONSTANTINE
VARIOUS POWER BLOCKS ATTEMPT TO TAKE OVER THE ROMAN UNIFIED RELIGION IN THE EAST
TODAY THE BOOK OF THE CHRISTIANS IS NOT THE NEW TESTAMENT
OR EVEN THE “GOSPELS”
THEY HAVE THE BI-BLE (OR TWO BOOKS OR BULLS).
THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS ADDED LATER IN THE GREEK EASTERN EMPIRE BY MESSIANIC JEWS AND THIER GENTILE CONVERTS FROM EGYPT.
THE “EARLY MONASTIC MESSIANIC JUDAIC CHRISTIANS”
SMALL SECTS LIVING IN EGYPT AND THE LEVANT
Monasticism drew its origin from the examples of the Prophet Elijah or Elias and John the Baptist who both lived alone in the desert, the desert having been regarded throughout Old Testament times as a place of spiritual renewal and return to God.The origin of the word is from Ancient Greek The birth of Christian monasticism in the deserts of Egypt in 3rd century, which initially operated outside the episcopal authority of the Church, would become so successful that by the 8th century it penetrated the Church and became the primary Christian rule within.(See the 2nd Council Niceae 786 AD) By the end of the fifth century, there were hundreds of monasteries, and thousands of cells and caves scattered throughout the Egyptian desert.
“A race of filthy animals”
– Gibbon (Decline & Fall, chapter 28)
The first monks were ‘solitaries’ (hermits) hiding out in the Egyptian desert in time of persecution. When martyrdom was no longer an option increasing numbers of indolent fanatics made the austere life of asceticism and self denial a ‘white martyrdom’, battling the hordes of Satan on the demon’s own turf – the desert. Or just communing with thier god in the Old testament fashion.
These demented fools became popular heroes, lauded for keeping Satan busy and in the process protecting less vigilant Christians who might otherwise have fallen into his clutches. As ‘pop stars’ they were periodically lionized in the cities, particularly when a wrangle over ‘theology’ needed heavyweight support. Not a few became bishops. As Gibbon observed, they realized that a year or two spent in the desert was a “secret road to wealth and honour.”
But the reality soon became communities of monks in settlements rivaling in wealth the secular towns. By the 5th century the monks constituted a formidable army of ‘black shirts’ – periodically storming the cities to smash and burn pagan images and temples. Notable triumphs were the destruction of the Library of Alexandria and the murder of Hypatia, the last pagan teacher in the school attached to the library.
In the 4th century, Athanasius took a posse of monks with him on his sojourn in Rome. After initial shock at the sight of the unkempt bully boys, the popes enthusiastically endorsed the idea of a monastic force.With the monks came the black cassock, confessionals, fasting, and penance – and an increasing swarm of demons to keep them busy.
In the West, there was initially some distrust of monasticism .St. Benedict of Nursia is considered to be the founder of western monasticism in the 6th century.But this was not the start of a religious movement.The Benedictine Order was not established until 1883 by Pope Leo XIII
THUS (SET) THE DESERT GOD RETURNS
AMEN/SET/MOSES CHALLANGES RA/OSIRIS/HORUS
THE BIBLE IS CREATED
…..THE BLOODBATH GAINS MOMENTUM
“The enmity of the Christians towards each other surpassed the fury of savage beasts against man.“
– Ammianus Marcellinus, 4th century Roman historian.
“In the century opened by the Peace of the Church, more Christians died for their faith at the hands of fellow Christians than had died before in all the persecutions.”
– Ramsay MacMullen, Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, p14.
391 AD,the Eastern Christian Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria (Egypt)”to expose the pagan mysteries to contempt caused the Mithreum to be cleaned out, and exhibited to public view the tokens of its bloody mysteries”. The Eastern Schism was expelling the Western Arian Mithras-Christians(New Testament) as well as the pagans! He went on to the burn the Great Library of Alexandria.
The monk Hypa watched a Christian mob lynch the pagan Greek scholar Hypatia in Alexandria in 415 AD .Hypatia was a Greek from Alexandria in Egypt,considered the first notable woman in mathematics, who also taught philosophy and astronomy a “valiant defender of science against religion”,
“For the weapons of our warfare are casting down imaginations … and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
– St Paul, 2 Corinthians 10.4,5.
IN THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE A STRUGGLE BETWEEN DIFFERENT FACTIONS BREAKS OUT
IS JESUS JEWISH? THE NEW TESTAMONIES STILL HAVE NO JEWISH REFERENCES AND MOST PEOPLE DO NOT SEE HIM AS JEWISH
IS HE DIVINE? SOME CLAIM HE IS JUST A MESSENGER OF GOD ,A PROPHET
DID HE HAVE A BEGINNING? SOME BELIEVE JESUS WAS BORN AND THUS CREATED
…AND A MYRIAD OF OTHER DISPUTES AND SWABBLES BREAKS OUT IN THE BYZANTINE BELIEF
BUT IT COULD BE SAID THE “BOOK OF SET” CONQUERS THE “BOOK OF MITHRAS”.
SET CONQUERS HORUS AND THE BIBLE IS CREATED
…..SHORTLY FOLLOWED BY THE INVENTION OF ISLAM
THE WESTERN ROMAN SUN WORSHIPPING EMPIRE PROMPTLY COLLAPSES
THUS PROVING THAT THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS TOLERANT POLYTHEISTIC PAGAN AND INTOLERANT CENTRALISED MONOTHEISM WAS ITS DOWNFALL!!!)
THE STAGE IS NOW SET FOR THE INTOLERANT BLOODBATH THAT IS ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM
A DARK AGE DESCENDS
Theodosius I (379-395) was the last Roman Emperor who ruled over a unified Roman empire (he bans “Paganism” and the Empire collapses!Thus the Roman Empire is really a Pagan Empire not a “Christian” one).The Western Roman Empire ended officially with the abdication of Romulus Augustus under pressure of Odoacer on 4 September 476, and unofficially with the death of Julius Nepos in 480.
Late Antiquity marks the decline of Roman state religion ,some Arian(Mithran)”Christians” remain,however Europe returns to Paganism .
THE DARK AGES IN EUROPE OR AN AGE THE CHURCH WOULD RATHER KEEP DARK
Basically they tried out on non-monotheistic Europe policies that they would repeat on the South Americans a 1000 years later.”Christian”Popes Bishops Priests, if hell exists they would still be burning in it now.
THE DARK AGES
START ABOUT WHEN THE BIBLE ARRIVES IN EUROPE AND THE EASTERN EMPIRE TRIES TO SPREAD WEST.THE SLAUGHTER OF EUROPEAN PAGANS BEGINS. IT HALVES THE LIFE EXPECTENCY OF EUROPEANS REDUCES THIER STANDARD OF LIVING TO FILTH AND SPREADS DISEASE. ALL THANKS TO CHRISTIANITY
William Manchester’s “A World Lit Only by Fire- The Medieval Mind and The Renaissance” .Little, Brown & Company, 1992
The “Age of Faith”, the 1000 years of the Dark Ages, was marked by a very low standard of living for most people. They lived in filth, sanitation being considered too sensual to be pious. The average life expectancy was only 25 or 30*, and Bubonic Plague, Typhus and a host of other diseases regularly decimated hundreds of thousands of people. 340,000 people died of plague in England, roughly 30% of the population in the winter of 1349. Christians had banned not only the study of medicine, but declared hygiene to be “sensuous” and therefore a sin.
Continental Europe had similar death counts during the 1300’s, recurring waves of plague sweeping the countrysides, whole towns dying in days. The church encouraged ignorance: “Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), the most influential Christian of his time, bore a deep distrust of the intellect and declared that the pursuit of knowledge, unless sanctified by a holy mission, was a pagan act and therefore vile.”
* BEFORE CHRISTIANITY Romans and other pagans used to average 60 years old and and where clean living people who bathed regularly and where very well educated. Romans prized Celtic pagans slaves as oritors and public speakers. It is even mentioned in the bible you are supposed to live 3 score and ten(70) or 4 score or more if a strong man (80 plus)
THE OLD WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE HAS COLLAPSED BUT ARIANISM IS STILL THE VERSION OF MONOTHEISM PRACTICED IN EUROPE
IN THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE (BYZANTIUM) MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS GAINING INFLUENCE
JUSTINIAN I RULES STATE AND CHURCH FROM CONSTANTINOPLE
JUSTINIAN I BRINGS ANNO DOMINI 537 AND THE DARK AGES AND THE BUBONIC PLAGUE
Justinian I, who assumed the (Byzantine) throne in 527AD/1280AU, oversaw a period of recovery of former territories(western empire) The Eastern Roman Empire (purple) and its vassals (pink) in 555 AD during the reign of Justinian I. The vassals are the Kingdom of Lazica and the Abasgians (top), and the Ghassanids (east).
For the first time The regnal year,Anno Domini,Year of our Lord ,for the emperor was used to identify years in the Byzantine Empire. It begins 537AD when Justinian required its use.Before this ,the Julian calendar year was AU,After City (Rome).The public use of the Anno Domini dating system,came into general use during the reign of Charlemagne 1495AU OR 742AD
The Byzantine Empire (or Byzantium) was the direct continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, centered on the capital of Constantinople. It is also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire, primarily in the context of Late Antiquity, while the Western Roman Empire was still in existence. Both “Byzantine Empire” and “Eastern Roman Empire” are historiographical terms coined and applied in later centuries; its citizens continued to refer to their empire as the Roman Empire (Greek: Βασιλεία Ῥωμαίων, Basileia Rhōmaiōn; Latin: Imperium Romanum) or Romania (Ῥωμανία) until its final collapse in 1453. While the Western Roman Empire fragmented and collapsed in the 5th century, the eastern half continued to thrive, existing for an additional thousand years. During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe.
One of the most important figures of Late Antiquity, Justinian’s rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Byzantine Empire.
JUSTINIAN THE GREAT
Justinian I (/d??’st?ni?n/; Latin: Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus Augustus, Greek: F??ß??? ??t??? Saßß?t??? ???st???a??? Flábios Pétros Sabbátios Ioustinianos) (c. 482 – 14 November 565), commonly known as Justinian the Great, was a Byzantine (east Roman) emperor from 527 to 565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire’s greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire.
One of the most important figures of late antiquity and possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian’s rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the eastern Roman empire. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time and domain. Justinian’s reign is marked by the ambitious but only partly realized renovatio imperii, or “restoration of the Empire
A still more resonant aspect of his legacy was the uniform rewriting of Roman law, the Corpus Juris Civilis, which is still the basis of civil law in many modern states.At the very beginning of his reign, he deemed it proper to promulgate by law the Church’s belief in the Trinity and the Incarnation; and to threaten all heretics with the appropriate penalties.
THE DIVINE EMPEROR RULES BOTH CHURCH AND EMPIRE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE
As in his secular administration, despotism appeared also in the Emperor’s ecclesiastical policy. He regulated everything, both in religion and in law.He made the Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan creed the sole symbol of the Church, and accorded legal force to the canons of the four ecumenical councils. The bishops in attendance at the Second Council of Constantinople in 553 recognized that nothing could be done in the Church contrary to the emperor’s will and command
Justinian is considered a saint amongst Eastern Orthodox Christians
THE GREAT ARIAN CHURCH
THE MAGNA ECCLESIA c360-404AD
DESTROYED DURING THE TIME OF EMPEROR ARCADIUS UNDER THEODOSIAN I LAWS
The first church on the site was known as the ?e???? ?????s?a (Megále Ekklesía, “Great Church”), or in Latin “Magna Ecclesia”,because of its larger dimensions in comparison to the contemporary churches in the City. Inaugurated on 15 February 360 (during the reign of Constantius II) by the Arian bishop Eudoxius of Antioch,it was built next to the area where the imperial palace was being developed. The nearby Hagia Eirene (“Holy Peace”).
The Patriarch of Constantinople John Chrysostom(Arian) came into a conflict with Empress Aelia Eudoxia, wife of the emperor Arcadius, and was sent into exile on 20 June 404. During the subsequent riots, this first church was largely burned down. Nothing remains of the first church today.
THE NEXT MITHRIC LAMB OF GOD CHURCH IS BURNT TO THE GROUND c.532AD
A second church was ordered by Theodosius II, who inaugurated it on 10 October 415. The basilica with a wooden roof was built by architect Rufinus. A fire started during the tumult of the Nika Revolt and burned the second Hagia Sophia to the ground on 13–14 January 532.
Several marble blocks from the second church survive to the present; among them are reliefs depicting 12 lambs representing the 12 apostles.Further digging was forsaken for fear of impinging on the integrity of the building…and further damaging the integrity of the christian belief!
CONSTANTINOPLE BURNS c.532AD
The Nika riots (Greek: St?s?? t?? ???a Stásis toû Níka), or Nika revolt, took place over the course of a week in Constantinople in AD 532. It was the most violent riot in the history of Constantinople, with nearly half the city being burned or destroyed and tens of thousands of people killed.
The ancient Roman and Byzantine empires had well-developed associations, known as demes, which supported the different factions (or teams) under which competitors in certain sporting events competed; this was particularly true of chariot racing. There were four major factional teams of chariot racing, differentiated by the colour of the uniform in which they competed; the colours were also worn by their supporters. Emperor Justinian I was a supporter of the Blues.
They combined aspects of street gangs and political parties, taking positions on current issues, notably theological problems or claimants to the throne.Limited riots were not unknown at chariot races, similar to football hooliganism.
On January 13, 532, a tense and angry populace arrived at the Hippodrome for the races. The Hippodrome was next to the palace complex, and thus Justinian could watch from the safety of his box in the palace and preside over the races. From the start, the crowd had been hurling insults at Justinian. By the end of the day, at race 22, the partisan chants had changed from “Blue” or “Green” to a unified N??a (“Nika”, meaning “Win!” or “Conquer!”), and the crowds broke out and began to assault the palace. For the next five days, the palace was under virtual siege. The fires that started during the tumult resulted in the destruction of much of the city, including the city’s foremost church, the Hagia Sophia
RIOTERS DEMAND END OF TAXATION AND END OF DRACONIAN LAWS AND HAIL A NEW EMPEROR
Some of the senators saw this as an opportunity to overthrow Justinian,demanded that Justinian dismiss the prefect John the Cappadocian, who was responsible for tax collecting, and the quaestor Tribonian, who was responsible for rewriting the legal code. They then declared a new emperor, Hypatius, who was a nephew of former Emperor Anastasius I.
JUSTINIAN BRIBES THE HOOLIGANS THEN SENDS IN THE IMPERIAL TROOPS
As Justinian rallied himself, he created a plan that involved Narses, a popular eunuch, as well as the generals, Belisarius and Mundus. Carrying a bag of gold given to him by Justinian, the slightly built eunuch entered the Hippodrome alone and unarmed, against a murderous mob that had already killed hundreds. Narses went directly to the Blues’ section, where he approached the important Blues and reminded them that Emperor Justinian supported them over the Greens. He also reminded them that the man they were crowning, Hypatius, was a Green. Then, he distributed the gold. The Blue leaders spoke quietly with each other and then they spoke to their followers. Then, in the middle of Hypatius’s coronation, the Blues stormed out of the Hippodrome. The Greens sat, stunned. Then, Imperial troops led by Belisarius and Mundus stormed into the Hippodrome, killing the remaining rebels.
About thirty thousand rioters were reportedly killed.Justinian also had Hypatius executed and exiled the senators who had supported the riot. He then rebuilt Constantinople and the Hagia Sophia, and was free to establish his rule. He was also free to pursue his ultimate dream of a united Roman Empire.
JUSTINIAN NICEAN CHRISTIANITY IS STILL THE HELLENIC PAGAN TRINITY
THE LOGOS ,HOLY WISDOM
SANCTA SOPHIA / HAGIA SOPHIA c537AD
Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: ???a S?f?a, “Holy Wisdom”; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.
The Church was dedicated to the Wisdom of God, the Logos, the second person of the Holy Trinity,its patronal feast taking place on 25 December, the commemoration of the Birth of the incarnation of the Logos in Christ.Although sometimes referred to as Sancta Sophia.
It contained mosaics depicting Jesus, his Mother Mary, Christian saints and angels.
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Diehl, Charles. Theodora, Empress of Byzantium (© 1972 by Frederick Ungar Publishing, Inc., transl. by S.R. Rosenbaum from the original French Theodora, Imperatice de Byzance), p.87.
Procopius, Wars 1.24.32–37. For the possibility of Theodora's stirring remarks being an invention by Procopius (otherwise an unflattering chronicler of Theodora's life), see John Moorhead, Justinian (London/NY 1994), pp. 46–47, with a reference to J. Evans, "The 'Nika' rebellion and the empress Theodora", in: Byzantion 54 (1984), pp. 380–82.
This is the number given by Procopius, Wars (Internet Medieval Sourcebook.)
The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time and empire. Justinian’s reign is marked by the ambitious but ultimately failed renovatio imperii, or “restoration of the empire”. This ambition was expressed in the partial recovery of the territories of the Western Roman Empire, including the city of Rome itself. A still more resonant aspect of his legacy was the uniform rewriting of Roman law, the Corpus Juris Civilis, which is still the basis of civil law in many modern states. His reign also marked a blossoming of Byzantine culture, and his building program yielded such masterpieces as the church of Hagia Sophia, which was to be the center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity for many centuries.
A devastating outbreak of bubonic plague (see Plague of Justinian) in the early 540s marked the end of an age of splendor. The empire entered a period of territorial decline not to be reversed until the ninth century.Historians became very bitter towards Justinian and his empress, Theodora. Procopius also wrote the Anekdota (the so-called Secret History), which reports on various scandals at Justinian’s court. Other sources include the histories of Agathias, Menander Protector, John Malalas, the Paschal Chronicle, the chronicles of Marcellinus Comes and Victor of Tunnuna.
The ‘Pentarchy': late 6th/early 7th century Christian rivals
JUSTINIAN TAKES ROME IN THE NAME OF ..ROME? AKA CONSTANTINOPLE
THUS EASTERN HELLENIC MESSIANIC JUDAISM ARRIVES IN ROME,c537AD
THE NON-JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT HAS THE TORAH ADDED AND BECOMES THE BIBLE.
IN THE 6TH CENTURY THE VATICAN BIBLE IS WRITTEN. PROBABLY SOMETIME AFTER POPE HORMISDAS 514-523AD
Simply put, there were no Christian popes for many centuries;they were the Mithraic fathers of Rome, and “the chief of the[Mithraic] fathers, a sort of pope, who always lived at Rome,was called “Pater Patrum” (Catholic Encyclopedia, x, pp. 402-404).Some even called themselves after the Zoroastrian god, an excellent example being Pope Hormisdas (514–523)
Pope Hormisdas (514–523AD), whose name is Persian for Ahura Mazda. Of him, the Church said “his name presents an interesting problem” and added this curious comment:”St Hormisdas owes his canonisation to an unofficial tradition”(The Popes: A Concise Biographical History, Burns & Oates,Publishers to the Holy See, London, 1964, p. 81). His”considerable numbers of recalcitrant bishops”were devotees of Ahura Mazda, supporting Mithraic doctrine (ibid.)
The mid sixth century Vatican Bible doesn’t know of Mary, a virgin birth or mass murders of baby boys by Herod. (Mark 1:1), and the modern-day family tree tracing a “messianic bloodline” back to King David is non-existent in all ancient Bibles, as are the now-called “messianic prophecies” (51 in total) No supernatural appearance of a resurrected Jesus Christ is recorded in any ancient Gospels
They are also lacking in the oldest Armenian version of the New Testament, in sixth-century manuscripts of the Ethiopic version and an ancient Latin manuscript of Mark, code-named “K” by analysts.
THE OLDEST KNOWN WESTERN SPLIT BIBLE.STILL NO JEWISH CONNECTION FOR HESUS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT HE IS STILL AN ASPECT OF MITHRAS THE SAVIOUR.
BUT THE BIBLE IS OBVIOUSLY BROUGHT FROM THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE AND A BYZANTINE RELIGIOUS CONCEPT
CHRISTIAN MONASTISISM ALSO ARRIVES IN EUROPE AT THIS TIME BUT DOES NOT CATCH ON
St. Benedict of Nursia becomes a hermit near Monte Cassino in Italy circa 529 AD The Benedictine Order was not established until 1883 by Pope Leo XIII
THE ARIAN LOMBARDS RETAKE ROME AND ITALY 568AD
The invasion of another Germanic tribe, the Lombards,568AD , reduced the Byzantine presence to a rump realm (the Exarchate of Ravenna) and started the end of political unity of the peninsula for the next 1,300 years. The Lombard kingdom was subsequently absorbed into the Frankish Empire by Charlemagne in the late 8th century. The Franks also helped the formation of the Papal States in central Italy.
THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE IS NOW THREATENED FIRST BY THE ZOROASTRIAN PAGAN SUN WORSHIP PERSIAN EMPIRE c.626AD
The Siege of Constantinople in 626 AD by the Sassanid Empire (Persian)
The relationship between priests and warriors was important, because the concept of Eranshahr had been revived by the priests. Because of this relationship between the warriors and the priests, religion and state were considered inseparable in the Zoroastrian religion.Disagreements between the priests and the warriors led to fragmentation within the empire, which led to its downfall
THEN THE “MESSIANIC JUDAIC NESTORIAN HERESY” RETURNS….ISLAM RISES c.634AD
Then the rise of Islam appeared in the 7th century and spurred Arab peoples to invade both the Eastern Roman Empire and the Sassanian Empire of Persia, destroying the latter.
634 – Start of the Byzantine-Arab Wars
ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE RISES
THE GREAT LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA IS BURNT AGAIN c.642AD
Amr ibn al ‘Aas led an Arab army that sacked Alexandria in 642. Another enlightened Abrahamic monothiest,he also burnt the Great Library of Alexandria
“They will either contradict the Koran, in which case they are heresy, or they will agree with it, so they are superfluous.” The Arabs subsequently burned the books to heat bathwater for the soldiers
ISLAM SETS ITS SIGHTS ON THE HOME OF CHRISTIANITY ,CONSTANTINOPLE c.718AD
The Second Arab Siege of Constantinople (717-718) was a combined land and sea effort by the Arabs to take the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople.
THE PERSIAN MONOTHEISTIC ZOROASTRIAN SUN WORSHIP EMPIRE HAS BEEN WIPED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH
CONSTANTINOPLE IS FACING AN UNSTOPPABLE “MESSIANIC JUDAIC NESTORIAN HERESY” ,ISLAM
JESUS CHRIST AND THE KHAZARS OFFICIALLY CONVERT TO JUDAISM
THE ROMAN EMPIRE HAS GONE THE RELIGION GETS A BYZANTINE RE-WRITE AND LOOK.
HESUS/MITHRAS DIES JESUS LIVES ,
MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS THE OFFICIAL BYZANTINE EMPIRE RELIGION!
As the distinction between “Roman” and “Byzantine” is a modern convention, a single date of transition is hard to assign. However, there are several important dates. In 285, Emperor Diocletian (r. 284–305) divided the Roman Empire’s administration into eastern and western halves. In 324, Emperor Constantine I (r. 306–337) transferred the main capital from Rome in Italy to Byzantium on the Bosphorus in Europe, which became Constantinople (“City of Constantine”), or Nova Roma (“New Rome”). A final period of transition began during the later reign of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius (r. 610–641) when he entirely transformed the empire with army and administration reforms, introducing themes and changing the official language of the Empire from Latin to Greek This transition was also facilitated by the fact that during the time, largely non-Greek territories in the Middle East and North Africa were lost to the emerging Arab Caliphate, the Empire left with the predominantly Greek-speaking core. As such Byzantium is today distinguished from ancient Rome proper insofar as it was oriented towards Greek culture and language rather than Latin and characterised by Orthodox Christianity as the state church after 380, rather than Roman polytheism.
THE RISE OF ISLAM PROMPTS THE BYZANTINES TO CHANGE THIER BELIEFS
ISLAM IS JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF MESSIANIC JUDAISM
ISLAM FAILED TO IMPOSE ITSELF ON THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE BUT SPREAD ACROSS ARABIA AND BECAME THE MAJOR REGIONAL POWER.
THE BYZANTINES START THINKING THAT MAYBE THEY SHOULD OFFICIALLY CONVERT TO MESSIANIC JUDAISM
The emperor Leo III in 726 AD,ordered the destruction of a statue of Christ over one of the doors of the Chalke, an act which was fiercely resisted by the citizens
Also many treasures were broken, burned, or painted over with depictions of trees, birds or animals:
In 780 AD, the empress Irene restored the veneration of images through the agency of the Second Council of Nicaea in 787.
786-87AD THE SECOND COUNCIL OF NICAEA THE OFFICIAL RE-EDIT BEGINS AND HESUS BECOMES JESUS, IS RESURRECTED AND BECOMES JEWISH!! THE NEW TESTAMENT GETS A JEWISH FAMILY TREE ADDED.THE STATE RELIGION BECOMES MESSIANIC JUDAISM THE BOOK THE BIBLE
In 786, the council met in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople But soldiers in collusion with the “opposition” entered the church, and broke up the assembly.As a result, the government resorted to a stratagem.Under the pretext of a campaign the bodyguard was sent away from the capital — disarmed and disbanded.(The soldiery was probably Arian/Mithrian “Christians”.Especially if they came from Europe.)
The council then assembled on September 24, 787. It numbered about 350 members; 308 bishops or their representatives signed. Tarasius the Patriarch of Constantinople from December 25, 784 until his death in 806 presided.The patriarch’s reputation suffered from criticism of his alleged tolerance of simony !!
The Roman legates were an archbishop and an abbot, each named Peter (the mithras priests title is “Pater” .The mithras pope “Pater Patrum”.So the council is 348 eastern(Pro-Messianic Jewish) and 2 western Mithrian “bishops”).The patriarch sent a full account of the proceedings of the council to Pope Adrian I, who had it translated.(i.e. screwed it up and threw it in the bin) a translation Anastasius later replaced (forged) with a better one c.913AD!!!This council is celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as “The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy” each year on the first Sunday of Great Len,and again on the Sunday closest to October 11 .The former celebration commemorates the council as the culmination of the Church’s battles against heresy, while the latter commemorates the council itself
The Second Council of Nicaea in 786–87 denounced the First Council of Nicaea as “a synod of fools and madmen” and sought to annul “decisions passed by men with troubled brains” (History of the Christian Church, H. H. Milman, DD, 1871). The records of the Second Nicaean Council notes references to “affrighted bishops” and the “soldiery” needed to “quell proceedings”,
THE LATIN PAGAN RESURRECTION STORY GET REWRITTEN BY HELLENIC MESSIANIC JUDAIC RELIGIOUS FACTIONS
In the primitive Christian communities “faith” alone had been sufficient to sustain the belief that the saviour had been raised from death and had ascended to heaven, initially the tomb was to be understood as an allegory for death.
But various scribes from various religious factions and wavering conviction among converts and a blurring of the distinction between allegoric “truth” and real-world truth, encouraged the embellishment of the original, “sacrificial” story with visions and testimonies, first from angels and then from the Saviour himself. Reports of what “eye-witnesses” saw were designed to meet the objections from skeptics. Incidental detail, such as folded grave clothes, gave added “authenticity.” Pronouncements “from the risen Lord” rehearsed the response of the faithful to those who doubted.
GENEOLOGIES GET REWRITTEN IN THE GOSPELS
HELIOS NOW BECOMES ELI
Luke introduced Heli as the father of Joseph: “Joseph son of Heli” is clear enough. But again this is a stark contradiction of Matthew’s “Jacob begat Joseph”.While in Luke Heli(os) was later changed to Eli.
THEY NEVER DID GET THE GENEOLOGY FIXED
The later redacter of Luke, aware of the problems with Matthew’s bloodline, made a fresh attempt at concocting a lineage for Jesus.
In keeping with his idea of Jesus as a saviour of all mankind, Luke pushes his genealogy back to the first man, Adam, the original Son of God.
BUT AMEN/SET MAKES A REAPPEARENCE
SOUNDS LIKE AN EASTERN COUP TO ME AND JESUS IS NOW OFFICIALLY JEWISH AND THE EASTERN RELIGIONS BOOK OF BOOKS THE “BIBLE”
OTHER NATIONS WHERE CONVERTING TO JUDAISM AT THIS TIME AS WELL. THE KHAZARS FOR EXAMPLE
The Khazars were a semi-nomadic Turkic people who dominated the Pontic steppe and the North Caucasus from the 7th to the 10th century CE. The name ‘Khazar’ seems to be tied to a Turkic verb form meaning “wandering”.
In the 7th century CE, the Khazars founded an independent Khaganate in the Northern Caucasus along the Caspian Sea.
During the eighth or ninth century the state religion became Judaism.
IN THIS RE-WRITE THE WESTERN “ROMAN SAVIOUR GOD, HESUS KRISHNA, ASPECT OF MITHRA SON OF AHURA MAZDA”
BECOMES FOR THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE “OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST MESSIANIC SON OF THE JEWISH GOD” .
IN THE PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF ROMAN SUN AND EMPEROR WORSHIP, MEN WHERE TURNED INTO GODS
IN THIS VERSION OF IMPERIAL MONOTHEISM ,AN INVENTED GOD IS TURNED INTO A MAN
HIS CONVERSION IS PURELY POLITICAL ,PROMPTED BY THE RISE OF ISLAM .
THE ISLAMIC MOORS HAVE SPAIN AND ISLAM IS CHALLENGING THE EASTERN EMPIRE IN THE LEVANT.
THE BYZANTINES HAVE JUST MADE THE EASTERN EMPIRE LEVANT, THE HOLY LAND
Because there was no letter “J” in alphabets until around the ninth century,and Krishna is Sanskrit for the Latin Christ, Christos in Greek, the name subsequently evolved into “Jesus Christ”. J is the tenth letter in the modern Latin alphabet; it was the last of the 26 letters to be added.There was an emerging distinctive use in Middle High German. Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550) was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as representing separate sounds (In Latin Europe JESUS only arrives in 15th Century!!)
JEHOVAH WAS A ,MISPRINT!!
When the Masoretes added vowel pointings to the text of the Hebrew Bible around the 8th century CE, they gave the word YHWH vowels very similar to that of Adonai.Later medieval Christian Biblical scholars took this vowel substitution for the actual spelling of YHWH and misinterpreted the name of God as Jehovah. Its use became widespread in Christendom.
THE RESURRECTION IS A LATER ADD ON
Paul: “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is in vain” (1 Cor. 5:17). The resurrection verses in today’s Gospels of Mark are universally acknowledged as forgeries and the Church agrees, saying “the conclusion of Mark is admittedly not genuine … almost the entire section is a later compilation”(Encyclopaedia Biblica, vol. ii, p.1880, vol. iii, pp. 1767, 1781;)The final chapter of the Gospel of John (21) is a sixth-century forgery,one entirely devoted to describing Jesus’ resurrection to his disciples. The Church admits: “The sole conclusion that can be deduced from this is that the 21st chapter was afterwards added and is therefore to be regarded as an appendix to the Gospel” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. viii, pp. 441-442; N e w Catholic Encyclopedia (N C E), “Gospel of John”, p. 1080; also NCE, vol. xii, p. 407).
THE RESURRECTION IS ALSO A LATER AFTER THOUGHT BUT USEFUL FOR PLACING JESUS CHRIST AND HIS DISIPLES IN PALESTINE(THE LEVANT ).
IT WILL BE USEFEUL PROPAGANDA FOR THE CRUSADES ,OR MORE CORRECTLY THE DEFENCE OF THE EASTERN BYZANTINE MESSIANIC JUDAIC EMPIRE.
IN THE WEST ROME WAS WRITING ITS OWN FALSE DOCUMENTS.THE DONATION OF CONSTANTINE
The Donation of Constantine (Latin, Donatio Constantini)is a forged Roman imperial edict devised probably between 750 and 775, Purportedly issued by the fourth century Roman Emperor Constantine I, the Donation grants Pope Sylvester I and his successors, as inheritors of St. Peter, dominion over lands in Judea, Greece, Asia, Thrace, Africa, as well as the city of Rome, with Italy and the entire Western Roman Empire, while Constantine would retain imperial authority in the Eastern Roman Empire from his new imperial capital of Constantinople. The text claims that the Donation was Constantine’s gift to Sylvester for instructing him in the Christian faith, baptizing him and miraculously curing him of leprosy (LIES!!Constantine did not have leprosy, was baptised an Arian and considered the Old Testament heresy!!)
THIS FORGERY WAS THE BASIS FOR IMPERIAL PAPAL RULE FOR NEARLY A THOUSAND YEARS!!
It would be included in the later Pseudo-Isidorean (False) Decretals .
ALL VERSIONS OF ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM (JEWISH ,CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM) ENVIGORATES THE SLAVE TRADE
ITS WHERE WE GET THE MODERN WORD SLAVE FROM
USING PAGAN AND NON-BELIEVERS TO SUPPLY THE SLAVE MARKETS
Slavery flourished in the Byzantine Empire, and the pirates of the Mediterranean continued their custom of enslaving the victims of their raids. Islam, like Christianity, accepted slavery
English word “slave” came from this period, from the Greek sklabos describing the Slavic laborers of Byzantium
The medieval slave trade was mainly to the East: Byzantine Empire and the Muslim World were the destinations, pagan Central and Eastern Europe an important source
Between the 6th and 10th centuries AD, members of pagan Slavonic peoples were taken prisoner by the Khazars, Kypchaks and other steppe peoples and taken to the slave markets in Crimea. In addition, during the wars between the pagan Slavonic states and Christian states of Europe, many prisoners of war were sold as slaves. After the Muslim conquests of North Africa and most of the Iberian peninsula, the Islamic world became a huge importer of slaves from Eastern Europe. The trade routes were established between slave trade centres in the pagan Slavonic countries (for example Prague and Wolin) and Arab metropoles in the Muslim-controlled regions of the Iberian peninsula (Al-Andalus). Slave trade between the Slavonic lands and the Orient was carried out by Vikings (see Rus’ people), Iberian Jews (known as Radhanites) and others.
Medieval canon lawyers concluded that slavery was contrary to the spirit of Christianity,there were a number of areas where Christians lived with non-Christians, such as Al-Andalus and Sicily, the crusader states, and in the still-pagan areas of northeastern Europe; therefore, canon law permitted Christians to keep non-Christian slaves
ARIANISM IS STILL THE EUROPEAN MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF
IN THE WESTERN EMPIRE(EUROPE)THE MONOTHEISTIC BOOK OF BOOKS IS STILL JUST THE NEW TESTAMENT WITH NO JEWISH CONNECTION
CULTURALLY THE EUROPEAN POPULATION IS STILL CELTIC/GAULLIC/NORSE/SAXON/SLAVIC PAGAN
AND SLAVERY IS NOT A COMMON PRACTICE,LIKE IT IS IN THE GREECO-ROMAN OR LATER BYZANTINE EMPIRES
The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated Latin manuscript of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The manuscript was produced on Lindisfarne in
Northumbria in the late 7th century or early 8th century, and is generally regarded as the finest example of the kingdom’s unique style of religious art, a style that combined Anglo-Saxon and Celtic themes
The Book of Kells, is an illuminated manuscript in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was transcribed by Celtic monks ca. 800.The first list fragment is followed by the canon tables of Eusebius of Caesarea.
Céli Dé or Culdees were originally members of ascetic monotheistic monastic and eremitical communities of Ireland, Scotland and England in the Middle Ages. The term is used of St. John the Apostle, of a missioner from abroad recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters at the year 806, and of Óengus Céile Dé, the well-known monk and author of Tallaght. “Culdee” is an anglicisation of Céli Dé (plural of Céile Dé, lit. “client/companion of God”). Boece’s term is culdei. In Scottish Latin sources they are often called Kelidei.
In Scotland Culdees were more numerous than in Ireland: thirteen monastic establishments were peopled by them, eight in connection with cathedrals. The Ionan(Roman) monks had been expelled by the Pictish king Nechtan son of Derile in 717.The Culdee of Loch Leven lived on St Serf’s Inch, which had been given them by a Pictish prince, Brude, about 700.
In 1093 they surrendered their island to the bishop of St Andrews in return for perpetual food and clothing but Robert, the bishop in 1144, handed over all their vestments, books, and other property, with the island, to the newly founded Canons Regular, in which the Culdees were likely incorporated.
The culdee chapel in St Andrews in Fife can be seen to the north-east of its ruined cathedral and city wall. It is dedicated to ‘St Mary on the Rock’ and is cruciform. It is used by the local St Andrews churches for their Easter morning service. In the early days there were several Culdee establishments in Fife
Over the course of several hundred years, the Culdees of Scotland were edged out of positions of authority and temporal support by outside church officials brought into the country to dispossess existing local officials and end the independence of the Celtic Christian tradition. Wylie presents numerous historical references for the persecution of the Kelede by the Roman church
From the 12th century Scottish and Irish Christianity was regulated on the Roman pattern and in the process the Culdees also lost any distinctiveness they may formerly have had and were brought under canonical rule.
Protestant writers alleged that the Culdees had preserved Celtic Christianity, free from supposed Roman corruptions, in one remote corner of western Europe. This view was enshrined in Thomas Campbell’s Reullura:
CELTIC CHRISTIANITY LIKE THE GOTHS ,VANDALS AND LOMBARDS IS ARIANISM/MITHRA THUS NO OLD TESTAMENT AND NO JEWISH REFERENCES
THE REST OF EUROPE IS DOING FINE WITHOUT THE NEW EASTERN JUDAIC RELIGION ACTUALLY MOST ARE STILL PAGAN!
Most of Europe is still Pagan ,with some “Arians” .Converts to the “saviour” are usually tribal leaders for political purposes, or force, while the tribe remains Pagan.
MONOTHEISTIC MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS BROUGHT TO PAGAN EUROPE BY THE SWORD , GENOCIDE BY “MESSIANIC JUDAIC CHRISTIANS”!!!!
Charlemagne (pronounced /’??rl?me?n/; Latin: Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus, meaning Charles the Great) (2 April 742 – 28 January 814) was King of the Franks from 768 to his death. He expanded the Frankish kingdoms into a Frankish Empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. During his reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III on 25 December 800 as a rival of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople .He also campaigned against the peoples to his east, especially the Saxons, and after a protracted war subjected them to his rule. By forcibly converting them to Christianity.In 780 Charlemagne decreed the death penalty for all Saxons who failed to be baptised, who failed to keep Christian festivals.The laws were draconian on religious issues, and the indigenous forms of Germanic polytheism were gravely threatened by Christianisation. This stirred a renewal of the old conflict. That year, in autumn, Widukind returned and led a new revolt, which resulted in several assaults on the church. In response, at Verden in Lower Saxony, Charlemagne allegedly ordered the beheading of 4,500 Saxons who had been caught practising their native paganism after conversion to Christianity, known as the Massacre of Verden. The massacre triggered three years of renewed bloody warfare (783-785). During this war the Frisians (Pagan)were also finally subdued
CHARLEMAGNE BECOMES ROMAN CHRISTIAN.
ROME HAD STOPPED BEING ARIAN c.550 AND ADDED THE TORAH/OLD TESTAMENT TO THE NON-JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT.
CHARLEMAGNE SLAUGHTERS HALF OF EUROPE(IN GODS NAME) AND DECLARES HIS RIVALRY OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE c.800
THE GERMANIC SAXONS GET THE WESTERN BIBLE. OLD TESTAMENT AND NON JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT
and ninth-century Anglo-Saxon Bibles the first known ,also doesn’t know of Mary, a virgin birth or mass murders of baby boys by Herod. (Mark 1:1), and the modern-day family tree tracing a “messianic bloodline” back to King David is non-existent, as are the now-called “messianic prophecies” (51 in total) and No supernatural appearance of a resurrected Jesus Christ
BUT THIS HOLY EMPIRE DESPITE ALL THE BLOODSHED COLLAPSES ALMOST IMMEDIATELY
Pink area indicates West Francia.Green area indicates Middle Francia.Yellow area indicates East Francia.
Carolingian Empire (800–888) is an historiographical term referring to the realm of the Franks under the Carolingian dynasty in the Early Middle Ages. This dynasty is seen as the origin of modern France and Germany, with its beginning date based upon the crowning of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, as western emperor, and its end with the death of Charles the Fat. Depending on one’s perspective, the Carolingian Empire may be seen as the later history of the Frankish Realm or the early history of France and of the Holy Roman Empire.
Charlemagne’s empire united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. His rule spurred the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of art, religion, and culture . Through his foreign conquests and internal reforms, Charlemagne encouraged the formation of a common European identity. Both the French and German monarchies considered their kingdoms to be descendants of Charlemagne’s empire.
Charlemagne died in 814 after having ruled as Emperor for just over thirteen years. He was laid to rest in his imperial capital of Aachen in today’s Germany. His son Louis the Pious succeeded him as Emperor.
MESSANIC JUDAISM FAILS TO IMPOSE ITSELF ON EUROPE
THIS NEW BYZANTINE MESSIANIC JUDAIC RELIGION IS EVEN LESS POPULAR IN THE WEST,
EVEN WITH THE POPES!
THE POPE SUPPORTS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BYZANTINE RULER WITH CHARLEMAGNE c.800 AD BUT FAILS. THE WESTERN NON-ARIAN ROMAN RELIGION NOW POWERLESS, ITS INFLUENCE WANING, THE CITY IN RUINS, SINKS AND DIES!
Rome alternated between Byzantine control and plundering by Germanic barbarians. Its population declined to a mere 20,000 during the Early Middle Ages, reducing the sprawling city to groups of inhabited buildings interspersed among large areas of ruins and vegetation
In 846, Muslim Arabs invaded Rome and looted St. Peter’s Basilica
Historian Will Durant refers to the period from 867 – 1049 as the “nadir of the papacy”.The Pornokratie (‘pornocracy’) and Hürenregiment (‘rule of the harlots’)
Pope John XII (Octavian, c. 937–964, pope 955–964, The Popes, A Concise Biographical History, ibid., pp. 166-7) was another in the succession of impious popes and he opened his in glorious career by invoking pagan gods and goddesses as he flung the dice in gambling sessions. He toasted Satan during a drinking spree and put his notorious mistress/prostitute Marcia in charge of his brothel in the Lateran Palace (A n t a p o d o s i s, ibid.).
Pope Benedict IX deserves special mention. His name was Grottaferrata Teofilatto (Theophylact, in some records) and in 1032 he won the murderous scramble for the wealth of the papacy. He immediately excommunicated leaders who were hostile to him and quickly established a reign of terror. He officially opened the doors of “the palace of the popes” to homosexuals and turned it into an organised and profitable male brothel (The Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages, Horace K. Mann, Kegan Paul, London,1925)
Pope Leo IX (b. 1002, d. 1054) was an unscrupulous adventurer who spent his pontificate touring Europe with a quota of armed knights and left the world worse than he found it. The church called him “Lapsi” (lapsed), coyly admitting that “he defected from the faith…he fell away by actually offering sacrifice to the false gods (t h u r i f i c a t i)…it is not known why he recanted his religion” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Pecci ed., iii, p. 117)
PAGAN EUROPE BLOSSOMS
PAGAN EUROPE DISCOVERS NEW LANDS
100’S OF YEARS BEFORE THE IGNORANT AND FILTHY SLAVE TRADING ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISTS
As early as the 10th century Norse sailors (often referred to as Vikings) explored and settled areas of the North Atlantic, including the northeastern fringes of North America.Leif Ericson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson) (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer who was probably the first European to land in North America
PAGAN EUROPE HAS ITS OWN BELIEFS
MUCH MORE THEOLOGICALLY SUPERIOUR TO ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM
Catharism was a name given to a religious sect with dualistic and gnostic elements that appeared in the Languedoc region of France in the 11th century and flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries.Cathari; some were dualistic, others Gnostic,The dualist theology was the most prominent, however, and was based upon the complete incompatibility of love and power. As matter was seen as a manifestation of power, it was also incompatible with love. They did not believe in one all-encompassing god, but in two, both equal and comparable in status. They held that the physical world was evil and created by Rex Mundi (translated from Latin as “king of the world”), who encompassed all that was corporeal, chaotic and powerful; the second god, the one whom they worshipped, was entirely disincarnate: a being or principle of pure spirit and completely unsullied by the taint of matter. He was the god of love, order and peace.
This placed them at odds with the Catholic Church in regarding material creation, on behalf of which Jesus had supposedly died, as intrinsically evil and implying that God, whose word had created the world in the beginning, was a usurper(and the Evil Corrupt Rex Mundi). Furthermore, as the Cathars saw matter as intrinsically evil, they denied that Jesus could become incarnate and still be the son of (the good) God. Cathars vehemently repudiated the significance of the Crucifixion and the Cross. In fact, to the Cathars, Rome’s opulent and luxurious church seemed a palpable embodiment and manifestation on Earth of Rex Mundi’s sovereignty
The Catholic Church regarded the sect as dangerously heretical
PAGAN EUROPE HAS NO SLAVE MARKETS
PAGANISM HAS NO RELIGIOUS TORTURE CHAMBERS
1000 AD NO MILLENIUM MADNESS
there was not widespread panic in Europe as the end of the first millennium approached. Only a small portion of the world counted their years from the birth of Christ. The principle source for stories of panic and anticipating Armageddon is from a French monk by the name of Ralph Glaber who had a section called “On the First Millennium” in his book Miracles de Saint-Benoit. Glaber was regarded as a troublemaker during his lifetime and was expelled from several monasteries. Subsequent writers made the situation worse by exaggerating his descriptions of the times. What Glaber actual wrote can be read on the Internet at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/glaber-1000.html.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, a record of events in England started in the late 800s and ending in 1154 has an entry for 1000ad. In Anne Savage’s translation the entire entry for 1000 reads “The King went into Cumberland and ravaged very nearly all of it. His ships went out around Chester, and should have come to meet him, but they could not; then they ravaged the Isle of Man. The enemy fleet had turned that summer to Richard’s kingdom in Normandy”.
Not a hint of “Millennium Madness.” Of the surviving documents from this period several are wills: again none of them allude to anticipated problems
Last of the European Pagan Kingdoms c1413
In 1386, the Polish nobility invited the Lithuanian Grand Duke Jogaila (Jogiela in Polish) to take the Polish throne on condition that he and his people became Christianized. Jogaila agreed, and in 1387 the official Christianization of Lithuania took place. The western part of Lithuania, Samogitia, rejected it and was Christianized only in 1413. This late date is when the whole of the European continent was brought under the Christian rule.
In the wake of Christianity, the balance of power moved to the nobility. Lithuania slowly degraded from being the biggest country in Europe (in the early 15th century) to a mere province of Poland.
Thus the battle against Christianity continued well after the official Christianization of Lithuania. Within their homes and deep in the forests the old worship continued well into the 17th and even 18th centuries.
CONSTANTINOPLE IS ALSO UNDER THREAT SO SPREADS ITS JUDAIC/HOLY LAND BIBLE INTO EUROPE AS PROPAGANDA .
THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW JUDO/CHRISTIAN BIBLE c.1000 AD FROM EAST TO WEST EITHER MAKES WESTERN EUROPEANS BLAME JEWS FOR THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST(SAXONS)
OR RESIST THE JUDO-FICATION OF THIER “CHRISTIAN” FAITH(ARIANS)
OR RESISTS THIS FORM OF CHRISTIANITY JUST LIKE ITS PREVIOUS VERSION(PAGANS).
ALSO THE SLAVE TRADE INCREASES AND FEEDS ON EUROPEAN PAGANS TO PROVIDE THE SLAVES
EITHER WAY EUROPE TURNS ON THE JEWISH AND EASTERN ORTHODOX POPULATIONS.
BUT CONSTANTINOPLE IS STILL CALLING THE “CHRISTIAN” RELIGIOUS SHOTS.
THE “HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE” ,AND ITS POPE, WHERE CALLING THE POLITICAL SHOTS IN EUROPE AND ANTAGONISTIC TO CONSTANTINOPLE.
THE POPE WAS ONLY A POLITICAL WEAPON OF THE WESTERN HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR.
THE POWER STRUGGLE ESCALATES
The first crusades unleashed a wave of impassioned, personally felt pious European fury that was expressed in the massacres of Jews that accompanied the movement of the Crusader mobs through Europe, as well as the violent treatment of “schismatic” Eastern Orthodox Christians .
Up to this point in Europe “Jesus Christ” was not seen as Jewish ,he was still an aspect of Mithras. Most of Europe is still Pagan and view Byzantines ,Jews and Muslims as slave traders!
MONOTHEISM IS NOT POPULAR IN EUROPE
AS SLAVERY IS AN ALIEN CONCEPT TO PAGAN EUROPEANS
THERE ARE NO SLAVE MARKETS IN PAGAN EUROPE
PAGAN EUROPE VIEWS BYZANTINE CHRISTIANS ,JEWS AND MUSLIMS AS SLAVE TRADERS
THE SPREAD OF THE NEW JUDO/CHRISTIAN BIBLE AND THE SLAVE TRADE IN THE WEST IS THE LAST STRAW FOR ROME AND SEES ROME OFFICIALLY SPLITS WITH THE EAST AND CONSTANTINOPOLE IN 1054 AD .
THIS IS A POWER STRUGGLE MORE THAN A THEOLOGICAL ONE
THE ROMAN POPES CONTINUE TO TRY TO STAMP THIER AUTHORITY ON EUROPE AND THE EAST.
WITH THE CRUSADES ROME TRIES TOO TAKE THE EAST BY FORCE AND IMPOSE CONTROL ON EUROPE.
THE POPE IS NOW THE PUPPET OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR
USED THE JUSTIFY IMPERIAL CLAIMS
Translatio imperii, Latin for “transfer of rule”the transfer of the Empire from the Romans to a new Empire. The German Emperors thus thought of themselves as being in direct succession of those of the Roman Empire; this is why they initially called themselves Augustus. Still, they did not call themselves “Roman” Emperors at first, probably in order not to provoke conflict with the Roman Emperor who still existed in Constantinople The term imperator Romanorum only became common under Conrad II (later than his crowning in 1027, thus in the early-middle 11th century) after the Great Schism.
The East and West churches split definitively in 1054. Popes had galled the (Eastern Constantinople)emperors by siding with the king of the Franks(France), crowning a rival Roman emperor, appropriating the exarchate of Ravenna, and driving into Greek Italy.In the Middle Ages, popes struggled with monarchs over power.
JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS VERSION THIS NEW MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF IS NOT POPULAR
ROME TRIES TO REIMPOSE ITS CENTRALISED ROMAN POWER
ROME CLAIMS SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS POWER c1056AD
The Gregorian Reform, decided to rebel against the rule of simony by forcefully taking the power of investiture from the ruling secular power, i.e. the Holy Roman Emperor and placing that power wholly within control of the Church.(Using the forged and fake Declaration of Constantine as justification) The Gregorian reformers knew this would not be possible so long as the emperor maintained the ability to appoint the pope, so their first step was to forcibly gain the papacy from the control of the emperor. An opportunity came in 1056 when Henry IV became German king at six years of age. The reformers seized the opportunity to take the papacy by force while he was still a child and could not react.
In 1059 a church council in Rome declared, with In Nomine Domini, that leaders of the nobility would have no part in the selection of popes and created the College of Cardinals as a body of electors made up entirely of church officials. Once Rome regained control of the election of the pope it was ready to attack the practice of investiture and simony on a broad front.
THE ROMAN CHURCH NOW APPOINTS ITS OWN LOYAL/WEALTHY PEOPLE ACROSS EUROPEAN KINGDOMS
THE POPE NOW CLAIMS THE POWER TO APPOINT KINGS
The Investiture Controversy or Investiture Contest was the most significant conflict between Church and state in medieval Europe. In the 11th and 12th centuries, a series of Popes challenged the authority of European monarchies. The issue was whether the pope or the monarch would name (investiture) powerful local church officials such as bishops of cities and abbots of monasteries. The conflict ended in 1122, when Emperor Henry V and Pope Calixtus II agreed on the Concordat of Worms.
The investiture controversy began as a power struggle between Pope Gregory VII (1072-1085) and Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1056–1106). A brief but significant struggle over investiture also occurred between Henry I of England and Pope Paschal II in the years 1103 to 1107, and the issue played a minor role in the struggles between church and state in France as well.
Historian Norman Cantor argues:
The age of the investiture controversy may rightly be regarded as the turning-point in medieval civilization. It was the fulfillment of the early Middle Ages because in it the acceptance of the Christian religion by the Germanic peoples reached its final and decisive stage….The greater part of the religious and political system of the high Middle Ages emerged out of the events and ideas of the investiture controversy
CONSTANTINOPLE IS THREATENED BY ISLAM
THE EAST AND WEST RELIGIONS BOTH SEE THEIR POWER THREATENED AND CALL FOR TROOPS OF CHRIST
….AND NOBODY SHOWS UP c.1074 AD
In 1071 the Byzantine army was defeated by the Muslim Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Manzikert resulting in the loss of most of Asia Minor. The situation represented a serious existential threat for the Eastern Orthodox Byzantine Empire. The Emperor sent a plea to the Pope in Rome to send military aid with the goal of restoring the former territories
The imposition of Roman church authority in the east was one of the causes of the crusade.The Seljuks invaded Byzantium in 1071, and in response, in 1074, Pope Gregory VII called for the milites Christi (“soldiers of Christ”) to go to their aid. This call, while largely ignored and even opposed, nevertheless focused a great deal of attention on the east .The European population is still predominately Pagan c.1075 AD and Arian/Mithric Christians care nothing for the Levant “Holy Land”.
THE POWER PLAY BEGINS,WITH DIFFERENT FACTIONS CLAIMING INHERITED IMPERIAL POWERS
In 1176 a league of city-states, the Lombard League, defeated the German emperor Frederick Barbarossa at the Battle of Legnano, thus ensuring effective independence for most of northern and central Italian cities. In coastal and southern areas, the maritime republics, the most notable being Venice, Genoa, Pisa and Amalfi, heavily involved in the Crusades, grew to eventually dominate the Mediterranean and monopolise trade routes to the Orient
Until the 13th century, Italian politics was dominated by the relations between the Holy Roman Emperors and the Papacy, with most of the Italian city-states siding for the former (Ghibellines) or for the latter (Guelphs) from momentary convenience
The Black Death pandemic of 1348 left its mark on Italy by killing perhaps one third of the population.However, the recovery from the plague led to a resurgence of cities, trade and economy which allowed the bloom of Humanism and Renaissance, that later spread in Europe.
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THE WESTERN POPE MAKES A NEW DEAL WITH THE FRANKS TO CLAIM THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE FOR ROME AND BREAK THE HOLD OF THE SAXON HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE ON EUROPE
The Frankish Empire, the great realm united by Charlemagne that consisted of a large part of Western Europe, was partitioned after a three-year-long civil war between his grandsons (840-843)
The western realm was divided into the following great fiefs: Aquitaine, Brittany, Burgundy, Catalonia, Flanders, Gascony, Gothia, the Île-de-France, and Toulouse.
By the end of the millenium, France was divided into areas controlled by dukes and counts representing Gauls, Bretons, Danes, Aquitanians, Goths, Spanish and Gascons.
The regions elected Hugh Capet ‘king of the Franks” in 987AD. In fact he only directly controlled the blue shaded area.
The transition from “West Francia” to “France” cannot be pinned down to any specific date, but rather represented a gradual evolution from an early medieval feudal land into a modern nation state.the accession (987) of Hugh Capet, Duke of France and Count of Paris, established the Capetian dynasty on the throne which with its Valois and Bourbon offshoots was to rule France for more than 800 years.
In 711 CE, the now Islamic Moors conquered Visigothic Christian Hispania. Their general, Tariq ibn-Ziyad, brought most of Iberia under Islamic rule in an eight-year campaign. They moved northeast across the Pyrenees Mountains, but were defeated by the Frank Charles Martel at the Battle of Poitiers in 732.
The Islamic World was a main factor in slavery in Europe. The Muslim powers of Iberia both raided for slaves and purchased slaves from European merchants, often the Jewish Radhanites, one of the few groups that could easily move between the Christian and Islamic worlds. The Middle Ages from 1100 to 1500 saw a continuation of the European slave trade, though with a shift from the Western Mediterranean Islamic nations to the Eastern, as Venice and Genoa, in firm control of the Eastern Mediterranean from the 12th century and the Black Sea from the 13th century sold both Slavic and Baltic slaves, as well as Georgians, Turks, and other ethnic groups of the Black Sea and Caucasus, to the Muslim nations of the Middle East
Slavery during the Early Middle Ages had several distinct sources. Jewish participation in the slave trade was recorded starting in the 5th century. After the Muslim conquests of North Africa and most of the Iberian peninsula, the Islamic world became a huge importer of Saqaliba (Slavic) slaves from central and eastern Europe. Olivia Remie Constable wrote: “Muslim and Jewish merchants brought slaves into al-Andalus from eastern Europe and Christian Spain, and then re-exported them to other regions of the Islamic world.” This trade came to an end after the Christianisation of Slavic countries. The etymology of the word slave comes from this period, the word sklabos meaning Slav
1.Slave Trade. Jewish Encyclopedia
2. Junius P Rodriguez, Ph.D. (1997). The historical encyclopedia of world slavery. vol 1. A – K. ABC-CLIO. p. 565. http://books.google.com/books?id=ATq5_6h2AT0C&pg=PA565.
3.a b Olivia Remie Constable (1996). “Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900-1500″. Cambridge University Press. pp. 203–204. ISBN 0521565030
THE FRANKS ARE USED TO INVADE THE LEVANT.
THE FRANKS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING OFF ISLAMIC INVADERS AND SLAVE TRADERS IN SPAIN FOR CENTURIES
THEY ALSO VIEW THE JEWISH AND BYZANTINE CHRISTIANS AS SLAVE TRADERS
SO THEY ARE BRINGING THE FIGHT TO THE INVADERS HOMELAND
The crusader knights main motovation seems to be a “general restlessness and taste for adventure”, especially among the Normans and the “younger sons” of the French nobility. Crusaders took vows and were granted an indulgence for past sins
The First Crusade was launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II and Godefroy de Bouillon,answered, a French knight, leader of the First Crusade and founder of the Kingdom of Jerusalem In response to a call for aid from Alexius I Comnenus, the First Crusade assembled at Constantinople in 1096, but declining to put itself under Byzantine command set out for Jerusalem on its own account.
Both knights and peasants from many nations of Western Europe travelled over land and by sea towards Jerusalem and captured the city in July 1099, establishing the Kingdom of Jerusalem and other Crusader states.For the first decade, the Crusaders pursued a policy of terror against Muslims and Jews that included mass executions, the throwing of severed heads over besieged cities walls, exhibition and mutilation of naked cadavers, and even cannibalism, as was recorded after the Siege of Maarat.(European Pagans had recieved the same treatment) Although these gains lasted for less than two hundred years, (the First Crusade was part of the Christian response to the Islamic conquests )
“Entering the city [Jerusalem, July 15, 1099], our pilgrims pursued and killed Saracens up to the Temple of Solomon, in which they had assembled and where they gave battle to us furiously for the whole day so that their blood flowed throughout the whole temple. Finally, having overcome the pagans, our knights seized a great number of men and women, and the killed whom they wished and whom they wished they let live…. Then, rejoicing and weeping from extreme joy, our men went to worship at the sepulchre of jour Saviour Jesus and thus fulfilled their pledge to Him…. They also ordered that all the Saracen dead should be thrown out of the city because of the extreme stench, for the city was almost full of their cadavers. The live Saracens dragged the dead out before the gates and made piles of them, like houses. No one has ever heard of or seen such a slaughter of pagan peoples since pyres were made of them like boundary marks, and no one except God knows their number.”
THE FRANKS ARE NOW A POWER UNTO THEMSELVES WITH EASTERN BYZANTINE WEALTH THAT NEEDS DEFENDING
Outremer (French: outre-mer) for “overseas”, was a general name given to the Crusader states established after the First Crusade: the County of Edessa, the Principality of Antioch, the County of Tripoli and especially the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The name was often equated to the Levant of Renaissance.
THE POPE TURNS TO THE SAXONS FOR THE SECOND CRUSADE.
The Second Crusade (1147–1149) was announced by Pope Eugene III,It was aimed at European Pagans.The Christian army, composed primarily of (Non-Frankish ) Saxons and Danes, forced tribute from the pagan Slavs and affirmed German control of Wagria and Polabia, but failed to convert the bulk of the population .Northern European (Non-Frankish Western)Crusaders stopped in Portugal, allied with the Portuguese King, Afonso I of Portugal, and retook Lisbon from the Muslims in 1147
THE SECOND CRUSADE
ROME TRIES TO IMPOSE ITS POWER ON PAGAN EUROPE AND THE EASTERN CHRISTIAN EMPIRE ,BYZANTIUM
THE WESTERN POPE SLAUGHTERS EUROPEAN PAGANS.
THE FRANKS GO TO THE HOLY LAND TO SLAUGHTER MUSLIMS AND JEWS OR HERETICS AND SLAVE TRADERS AS THE FRANKS WOULD VIEW THEM.(What a wonderful religion)
Meanwhile Muslims conquered the town of Edessa.(Holy Land) A new (second)crusade was called for by various preachers, most notably by Bernard of Clairvaux. (Frankish)French and South German armies and both the kings of France and Germany answered the call.They returned to their countries from the Holy Land without any results. St. Bernard of Clairvaux, who in his preachings had encouraged the Second Crusade was upset with the amount of misdirected violence and slaughter of the Jewish population.
Bernard of Clairvaux is a Cistercian monastic Eastern influenced Christian and the Franks are going to defend thier Crusader States.That is why the Western Pope Eugene III sends his Northern(non-Frankish) soldiers to fight European Pagans in the 2nd crusade ,they are a bigger threat to his power,the “Holy Land” is not important to the (non-Frankish)West.
THE FRANKS GET KICKED OUT OF THIER KINGDOMS IN THE LEVANT,
THE FRANKS THEN ATTACK THE EASTERN BYZANTINES ,THE FRANKS VIEW THE BYZANTINES AS SLAVE TRADERS AS WELL
The Third Crusade In 1187, Saladin, Sultan of Egypt, recaptured Jerusalem, following the Battle of Hattin.Western Pope Gregory VIII calls for a crusade and the Franks answer.Before his arrival in the Holy Land Richard the Lionheart captured the island of Cyprus from the Byzantines in 1191.Cyprus would serve as a Crusader base for centuries to come, and would remain in Western European hands until the Ottoman Empire conquered the island from Venice in 1571 .Richard left the Holy Land after negotiating a treaty with Saladin. The treaty allowed unarmed Christian pilgrims to make pilgrimages to the Holy Land (Jerusalem), while it remained under Muslim control.
THE FRANKS NOW FOCUS ON EUROPEAN KINGDOMS INSTEAD.
LATER THE FRANKS SACK CONSTANTINOPLE ,IN THE NAME OF ROME, IN 1204 AD
The Fourth Crusade was initiated in 1202 by Pope Innocent III,the leaders decided to go to Constantinople, where they attempted to place a Byzantine exile on the throne and the Crusaders sacked the city in 1204.The great historian of the Crusades, Sir Steven Runciman, wrote that the sack of Constantinople is “unparalleled in history”.For the next half-century, Constantinople was the seat of the Latin Empire.
The crusaders established an unstable Latin state in and around Constantinople while the remaining empire splintered into a number of Greek successor states, notably Nicaea, Epirus and Trebizond. These Greeks fought as allies against the Latin establishments but among themselves for return to the Byzantine throne.
After the Fourth Crusade, the territories of the Byzantine Empire were divided into several states, beginning the so-called “Francocracy” (Greek: Φραγκοκρατία) period:
The Latin Empire in Constantinople (1204–1261)
The Kingdom of Thessalonica (1205–1224)
The Principality of Achaea (1205–1432)
The Lordship of Argos and Nauplia (1205–1388)
The Duchy of Athens (1205–1458)
The Margraviate of Bodonitsa (1204–1414)
The Duchy of Naxos (1207–1579)
The Duchy of Philippopolis (1204–1205)
Several islands, most notably Crete (1204-1669), Euboea (Negroponte, until 1470), and the Ionian Islands (until 1797) came under the rule of Venice.
These states faced the attacks of the Byzantine Greek successor states of Nicaea and Epirus, as well as Bulgaria. Thessalonica and the Latin Empire were reconquered by the Byzantine Greeks by 1261. Descendants of the Crusaders continued to rule in Athens and the Peloponnesus (Morea) until the 15th century when the area was conquered by the Ottoman Empire.
BY THE 13TH CENTURY THE VULGATE BIBLE WAS THE COMMONLY USED BIBLE…AND FULL OF MISTRANSLATIONS
Over the course of the Middle Ages, the Vulgate had succumbed to the inevitable changes wrought by human error in the countless copies made of the text in monasteries across Europe.By the 13th century this revision had come to be called the versio vulgata, that is, the “commonly used translation”, and ultimately it became the definitive and officially promulgated Latin version of the Bible in the Roman Catholic Church. Its widespread adoption led to the eclipse of earlier Latin translations, which are collectively referred to as the Vetus Latina.
FRANKS ARE NOW DREAMING OF EUROPEAN KINGDOMS NOT MIDDLE EASTERN ONES
THE WESTERN ROMAN(CATHOLIC) CHURCH NOW RULES IN CONSTANTINOPLE WITH FRANKISH FORCES BACKING IT
MEANWHILE ROME IS A RUIN,
THE WESTERN “SAVIOUR GOD”RELIGION A FAILURE, ITS POPES DISPISED ,ITS POWER MUST BE RE-ESTABLISHED,
THE FRANKS(FRANCE) NOW IMPOSE THIER IMPERIAL RULE ON EUROPE USING THE RULE OF THE SWORD AND THE DIVINE RIGHT OF THE IMPERIAL POPE
ALL OTHER POWER BASES ,IDEALOGICAL OR OTHERWISE, WITHIN EUROPE ARE SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYED BY FRANKISH FORCES BY ORDER OF THE POPE.
Crusades were fought mainly against Muslims, though campaigns were also directed against pagan Slavs, Jews, Russian and Greek Orthodox Christians, Mongols, Cathars, Hussites, Waldensians, Old Prussians, and political enemies of the popes.
The Inquisition starts in the 12th century, in order to counter the spread of Catharism,
In the 13th century, Pope Gregory IX (reigned 1227-1241) assigned the duty of carrying out inquisitions to the Dominican Order “The Order of Preachers”, The Blackfriars, Hounds of the Lord .Founded to preach the gospel and to combat heresy .Eastern Monastic Christians,thus now the Judaic New and Old Testament Bible is the Book of Books for both East and West now. Inquisitors acted in the name of the Pope and with his full authority.(The Latin church sits in Constantinople at this time.)
A CENTRALISED RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY REPRESENTING A GOD OF LOVE ,MERCY AND FORGIVENESS
TORTURES AND SLAUGHTERS EVERYTHING IT COMES IN CONTACT WITH!!
“But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.” – Luke 19.27
Incarceration – starvation – psychological torment and terror – laceration – mutilation – strangulation – suffocation – crushing – choking – burning – garrotting –slow and agonizing death.
Welcome to a Christian Europe!
The Holy Trinity
When a sinner had ‘blasphemed the holy name of god’, or when he had perhaps told some truth about the local priest, it was customary to apply the holy trinity.
The Iron mask was heated in an open fire until red hot, then put upon his head. The scourge, also red hot, was then applied to his back. After the mask had cooled, it was removed from the sinner, taking skin (and usually eyeballs) with it. The prisoner’s mouth was then opened and red hot pincers were used to remove the prisoner’s tongue.
It is interesting to note that the Holy Trinity was designed not to cause death, so that the maimed, blinded and mute prisoner could live out his days as a burden to his family and as a testimony to what happens when one lets his tongue wag too freely.
Breaking on the Wheel
The Pope’s Pears
The Judas Cradle
Quick Burn in Holland
“The list of religious atrocities committed in the sacrosanct name of Christ is long and varied …
In proof of this, witness the gibbets, the wheels, the massacres, and the horrible burnings at the stake of nearly a hundred thousand human beings in a single province -the massacres and devastations of nine mad crusades of Christians against unoffending Turks, during nearly two hundred years; in which many millions of human beings perished-the massacre of the Anabaptists-the massacres of the Lutherans and Papists, from the Rhine to the extremities of the north-the massacres in Ireland, England, and Scotland, in the time of Charles the First, who was himself massacred-the massacres ordered by Henry the Eighth and his daughter Mary-the massacres of St. Bartholomew in France; and forty years more of other massacres between the time of Francis the First, and the entry of Henry the Fourth into Paris-the massacres of the Inquisition, which are more execrable still, as being judicially committed-to say nothing of the innumerable schisms, and twenty wars of popes against popes-bishops against bishops the poisoning assassinations-the cruel rapines of more than a dozen of popes, who far exceeded a Nero or Caligula in every species of crime and wickedness-the massacre of twelve millions of the inhabitants of the new world, executed CRUCIFIX IN HAND; and all for the honour and glory of the Jewish deity and his son!”
– Mitchell Logan, Christian Mythology Unveiled, 1842.
Just a few of the tortures that ‘heretics’ went through:
• Skin flayed from head, face and body
• Nose, nipples and breasts pulled off with red hot pinchers
• Fried or boiled alive or roasted on a spit
• Mouth slit back to ears
• Crucified upside down
• Thrown from windows on to spears
• Arms cut off
• Torturous slow burning, soles of feet, then up to ankles, mid-calf, etc.
• Women stripped, hung from trees by their hair and scourged or left hanging by one leg until dead
• Tourniquet placed on head and twisted until eyes came out
• Ears bored out
• Tongue cut out
• Set down (by pulley) into a fire by degrees
• Thrown to dogs
• Hung up by the heels and choked with smoke
• Sharp instruments forced under nails and into other body parts
• Racked until their bowels broke out
• Throats cut with butcher knives
• Knocked on the head with axes
‘ For 1500 hundred years, the Christian Church systematically operated torture chambers throughout Europe. Torture was the rule, not the exception. Next to the Bible, the most influential and venerated book in Christian history was the Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches), which was a step-by-step tutorial in how to torture “witches’ and “sorcerers”.
David Mills (Science Shams & Bible Bloopers, p361)
“Kill them all, the Lord will recognise His own.”
Having failed in his effort to peacefully demonstrate the errors of Catharism, the Pope then called a formal crusade, appointing a series of leaders to head the assault. There followed 20 years of war against the Cathars and their allies in the Languedoc: the Albigensian Crusade.
The papal legate Arnaud-Amaury, Abbot of Cîteaux. In the first significant engagement of the war, the town of Béziers was besieged on 22 July 1209. The Catholic inhabitants of the city were granted the freedom to leave unharmed, but many refused and opted to stay and fight alongside the Cathars
The doors of the church of St Mary Magdalene were broken down and the refugees dragged out and slaughtered. Reportedly, 7,000 people died there including many women and children. Elsewhere in the town many more thousands were mutilated and killed. Prisoners were blinded, dragged behind horses, and used for target practice. What remained of the city was razed by fire. Arnaud wrote to Pope Innocent III, “Today your Holiness, twenty thousand heretics were put to the sword, regardless of rank, age, or sex.”
After the completion of the annihilation of the Cathars, he(the pope) turned the military attention of the Church onto the family of the Holy Roman Emperor,Frederick II(1194–1250). The Pact with the Franks means the Holy Roman Empire is now a competitor of Rome as the Latin Church sits in Constantinople its rival.
In 1307 the pope and the King of France annihilate the Templars,there usefulness over, and split the loot !The Templars were charged with numerous heresies and tortured to extract false confessions of blasphemy The remaing Templars move to Scotland and Switzerland. Both countries see a rise in military prowess and become innovators in banking.
BUT EMPIRIAL “SAVIOUR GOD” ROME WAS NOT EVEN POPULAR IN ROME THEY ARE EXPELLED FROM ROME FREQUENTLY!
For a total period exceeding 240 years between 1119 and 1445, popes were regularly and forcibly evicted from Rome, reigning variously in Avignon, Anagni, Orvieto, Viterbo,Siena, Florence, Pisa and Perugia.
As early as 1119, for example, the locals revolted against Pope Gelasius II (1118–19), who fled to Gaeta in southern Italy by rowing down the River Tiber in a dinghy. As he escaped, the angry crowd ran along the river’s edge, hurling stones, arrows and foul abuse at the rapidly disappearing pope.
To avoid impending charges of murder, Pope Calixtus II (1119–24) desecrated the alleged tomb of St Peter and fled to Constantinople with “silver panels from the doors”, “thick plates of gold” that had covered the altars and “a solid gold statue” (AHistory of the Popes, McCabe, op. cit.).
Similarly, Pope Gregory VIII (1187) was so hated for his crime of blinding his opponents (as was Pope Adrian III, 884–85) that the locals tied him backwards on a camel and paraded him through the streets of Rome, screaming vulgarities at him and pelting him with rocks until he was dead (Diderot’sEncyclopédie).
THEY ARE ALSO EXPELLED FROM CONSTANTINOPLE
Also On July 25, 1261, Michael VIII’s general Alexios Strategopoulos captured Constantinople from its last Latin Emperor, Baldwin II.
The Nicaeans reconquered Constantinople from the Latins in 1261. Thereafter was little peace for the much-weakened empire; it continually fended off attacks from the Latins, the Serbians, the Bulgarians and, most importantly, the Ottoman Turks. The Black Plague between 1346 and 1349 killed almost half of Constantinople’s inhabitants.
In 1309, under the papacy of Clement V (1305–14; Bertrand de Got, 1264–1314), the Romans expressed so much displeasure at papal criminality that the whole Christian bureaucracy was physically evicted from Rome to the city of Avignon in southern France.
Pope Clement V (About 1264 – April 20, 1314), born Raymond Bertrand de Got (also occasionally spelled de Gouth and de Goth), was Pope from 1305 to his death. He is memorable in history for suppressing the order of the Templars, and as the Pope who moved the Roman Curia to Avignon – although, as a matter of fact, he moved the Roman Curia to Carpentras – in 1309, after staying four years in Poitiers
The last recorded pope to be evicted from Rome was Eugenius IV (1431–47), who spent most of his nine-year exile living in the brothels of Naples (Diderot’s Encyclopédie).
SO THE POPE FLEES TO AVIGNON AND THE KING OF FRANKS(FRANCE) FOR PROTECTION 1309 – 1378 (ANTI-POPE 1417)
THE FRANKS HAVE LOST THE EASTERN EMPIRE(HOLY LAND) ,
THE POPE AND THE LATIN CHURCH LOOSE CONSTANTINOPLE AND THEY ARE RUN OUT OT ROME.
THE KING OF FRANCE TAKES CONTROL OF THE POPE AND THE EASTERN RELIGION IS LEFT TO FALL TO ISLAM
The Papacy survives only because of the King of France,and they are now the King’s political puppets,to be used as he sees fit.
From 1309 to 1377, the pope resided not in Rome but in Avignon (see Avignon Papacy). The Avignon Papacy was notorious for greed and corruption
Petrarch described the papal court at Avignon as “boiling, seething, obscene, terrible…a fountain of dolour where Jesus Christ is mocked, where sesterce [money] is adored, where honesty is called foolishness and cunning called wisdom…all this you may see heaped up there” (Letter Var. VII). “raged like a moral pestilence…a school of falsity, and a temple of heresy””…swept along in a flood of the most obscene pleasure, an incredible storm of debauch, the most horrible and unprecedented shipwreck of chastity.
It was at Avignon that a series of forged documents was produced, today called the False Isidorian Decretals. In that fraud, popes and their associates compiled a series of fictitious letters, back-dated them to earlier centuries and wove them around a series of “official laws” that made the Church the absolute master of all Europe, Asia Minor and Egypt.
“the boldest and most magnificent forgery that ever deceived the world”.Voltaire
The Pseudo-Isidorean (False) Decretals .The sheer quantity of material emanating from Pseudo-Isidore’sworkshop is impressive.The name Isidore Mercator the apparently fictitious author .The collection of papal letters and council texts alone fills more than 700 narrow-printed pages in the edition by Paul Hinschius (Decretales Pseudoisidorianae et Capitula Angilramni, Leipzig 1863). The workshop’s “achievement” is all the more impressive as the falsifications were by no means freely invented, but rather pieced together mosaic-wise from countless genuine texts.It included the “Donation of Constantine”.The forgers were very learnéd people. The Bible, Roman Law, Frankish and Visigothic legislation, council text, genuine papal letters, obscure local statutes, theological writings, historical works were the quarry for their works
The final proof (of falsehood)was provided by the Calvinist preacher David Blondel, who discovered that the alleged Popes from the first centuries quoted extensively from authors of a much later time. In 1628 he published his findings (Pseudoisidorus et Turrianus vapulantes). Some Catholic theologians first tried to defend the genuineness of at least some of the material, but since the nineteenth century no serious theologian or historian has denied the falsification
THE POPE IS NOW ONLY A TOOL OF POWER.THE RELIGION IRRELEVANT.IT IS USED TO JUSTIFY MASS MURDER , LAND THEFT AND IMPERIAL AUTHORITY(via the False documents they made!!). DIFFERENT POWER BLOCKS PUT FORWARD THIER POPE!
Various antipopes challenged papal authority, especially during the Western Schism (1378 – 1417). In this schism, the papacy had returned to Rome from Avignon, but an antipope was installed in Avignon, as if to extend the papacy there.Installed by the French King as a puppet,but worse was to come for the popes.
Unrest due to the Great Schism of Western Christianity (1378–1416) excited wars between princes, uprisings among the peasants, and widespread concern over corruption in the Church. A new nationalism also challenged the relatively internationalist medieval world.The breakdown of monastic institutions in late medieval Europe followed. In the Roman Catholic Church, the Council of Constance is the 16th ecumenical council. It was held from 1414 to 1418. The council resolved the Western Schism, in which three men simultaneously claimed to be pope. Furthermore, Jan Hus ,a Czech religious thinker, philosopher and reformer,was condemned and burned at the stake in 1415 during the council. The council ruled on issues of national sovereignty, the rights of pagans, and just war In his Liber de doctrina, Falkenberg argued that “the Emperor has the right to slay even peaceful infidels simply because they are pagans; the Poles too should be killed for allying themselves with the infidels(Pagans) and resisting Christian Knights. The Poles deserve death for defending infidels, and should be exterminated even more than the infidels; they should be deprived of their sovereignty and reduced to slavery”
The Imperia is a statue at the entrance of the harbour of Konstanz, Germany, commemorating the Council of Constance .The Imperia shows a woman(courtisan) holding two men on her hands. The two men represent Pope Martin V and Emperor Sigismund.Both are naked except for the symbols of their power.It is a harsh satire of the Catholic clergys’ morals, where Imperia seduces cardinals and princes at the Council of Constance and has power over them all
MEANWHILE WITH WESTERN “CHRIST SAVIOUR GOD” DISCREDITED AND LOCKED BEHIND FORTRESS WALLS WRITING FRAUDULANT DOCUMENTS IN FRANCE ,
AND EASTERN FOLLOWERS OF “JESUS THE MESSIAH” BESEIGED IN CONSTANTINOPLE
THE RENAISANCE KICKS OFF IN ITALY AS FREEDOM OF THOUGHT STARTS TO APPEAR AND THE DARK AGES END! THE RENAISANCE REJOICES IN “PAGAN” IDEOLOGY
The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning “rebirth”; Italian: Rinascimento, from re- “again” and nascere “be born”) was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. A period of nostalgia for the classical age,its influence affected literature, philosophy, art, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance scholars employed the humanist method in study.Renaissance could be viewed as an attempt by intellectuals to study and improve the secular and worldly
The Eastern Church continued to decline with the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, Twice an Eastern Emperor tried to force the Eastern Church to reunify with the West .Reunification was attempted during two councils but they were rejected by the Eastern Orthodox people.In the West the religion is not popular and is the puppet of the King of the Franks(France). In the 15th century,1453, the Ottoman Turks, capture Constantinople.
The Fall of Constantinople 1453. The Turkish army of Mehmet II attacks Constantinople in 1453. Some soldiers are pointing canons to the city and others are pulling boats to the Golden Horn
By 1450 the empire was exhausted, consisting of a few square miles outside the city of Constantinople itself, the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara, and the Peloponnese with its cultural center at Mystras. The Empire of Trebizond, an independent successor state that formed in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade, also survived on the coast of the Black Sea.
The Fall of Constantinople (Turkish: İstanbul’un Fethi; Greek: Άλωση της Κωνσταντινούπολης, Alōsē tēs Kōnstantinoupolēs) was the capture of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, which occurred after a siege by the Ottoman Empire, under the command of 21-year-old Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, against the defending army commanded by Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. The siege lasted from Friday, 6 April 1453 until Tuesday, 29 May 1453 (according to the Julian calendar), when the city was conquered by the Ottomans.
Constantinople had been an imperial capital since its consecration in 330 under Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. In the following eleven centuries, the city had been besieged many times but was captured only once: during the Fourth Crusade in 1204
The capture of Constantinople (and two other Byzantine splinter territories soon thereafter) marked the end of the last remnant of the Roman Empire. It was also a massive blow to Christendom and it exposed the Christian west to a vigorous and aggressive foe in the east. Pope Nicholas V called for an immediate counter-attack in the form of a crusade. When no European monarch was willing to lead the crusade, the Pope himself decided to go, but his early death stopped this plan.
Many Greeks, such as John Argyropoulos and Constantine Lascaris, fled the city and found refuge in the Latin West, bringing with them knowledge and documents from the Greco-Roman tradition to Italy and other regions that further propelled the Renaissance
CONSTANTINOPLE FALLS TO ISLAM AND EASTERN ROMAN(BYZANTINE) “FOLLOWERS OF JESUS THE MESSIAH” FLEE BACK TO ROME’S “CHRIST SAVIOUR GOD” WITH THE EASTERNISED RELIGION.BUT THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH STRUGGLES ON UNDER ISLAMIC RULE.
People in Europe became more aware of the art and philosophy of the ancient world during the Renaissance period around 1500 . Documents rescued after the fall of Constantinople in 1453 introduced people to ideas from before the Middle ages. And the Pagan gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece jostled with the patron saints of Christianity on public monument, and classical philosophy began to change the way people thought about ethics and morality.
MEANWHILE IN ROME THE “FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST” FACES EXTINCTION.
CONSTANTINOPLE IS LOST TO ISLAM THIER ONLY CHANCE AT POWER NOW LIES IN EUROPE.
THEY GO THROUGH ANOTHER RE-EDIT AND EAST/WEST BELIEF MERGER.
NOW WITH AN EASTERN JUDO/CHRISTIAN BIBLE AND A JEWISH JESUS CHRIST BUT A WESTERN EUROPEAN/CHRISTIAN PAPACY IN ROME AND RE-INVENTS ITSELF AS THE DIRECT APOSTLE LINE FROM ST PETER .
CONSTANTINE HAD CALLED PETER’S GOSPEL HERETICAL IN NICEAE .ARIANISM CONSTANTINE’S RELIGION IS CONSIDERED HERETICAL BY ROME.
THE CELTIC/PERSIAN HESUS KRISHNA AND HIS NEW TESTAMONIES RULED FROM CONSTANTINOPLE IS NOW A JEWISH JESUS CHRIST AND HIS BIBLE RULED FROM ROME.
MODERN CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY IS BORN! WITH ROME AS SUPREME NOT CONSTANTINOPLE
The Catholic Church ,believes itself to be the continuation through apostolic succession of the Christian community founded by Jesus in his consecration of Saint Peter and holds that there is one eternal God, who exists as a mutual indwelling of three persons: the Father; the Son, Jesus; and the Holy Spirit.
This goes against the original Council of Niceae and the Nicene Creed.They had to re-write the Creed by adding “Filioque””and the Son” sometime after c.381 AD
SO EVEN THE CATHOLICS MUST KNOW THAT CATHOLISISM IS BOLLOCKS!!!!!!!
AND EASTERN ORTHODOX STRUGGLES ON WITH CONSTANTINOPLE AS SUPREME
The Eastern Orthodox Church is considered by its adherents to be the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Christ and his Apostles They use the Nicene Creed as endorsed at the First Council of Constantinople (381) BUT it is NOT what the original Council of Niceae endorsed in 331AD.
SO THE EASTERN ORTHODOX HAVE BEEN CAUGHT MAKING THIS UP AS WELL!!!!
BUT ALL OF IT IS JUST INVENTED CLAPTRAP VOTED INTO EXISTANCE BY TROUBLED FOOLS WITH DELUSIONS OF GRANDIOUR AND GREED IN THEIR HEARTS. LATER HI-JACKED BY EASTERN MESSIANIC JEWS AND CONVERTS WITH THE SAME ISSUES.
THIS NEW POPE NOW BREAKS WITH THE KING OF FRANCE AND ASSERTS HIS OWN AUTHORITY.BUT THERE ARE 3 POPES RUNNING AROUND NOW……..Maybe safety in numbers(joke)but basically a french western “saviour” pope Clement VII ,an eastern “christ” constantinople pope and Franciscan monk Alexander V and ,Rome’s new “christian” pope Urban VI each representing a major power faction ).
IT IS ONLY NOW THAT WE SEE THE FIRST MENTION OF CHRISTIANITY AS WE KNOW IT .THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD AND ROME THE HOLY CITY
Yet it wasn’t called “Christianity” until the 15th century (How The Great Pan D i e d, Professor Edmond S. Bordeaux[Vatican archivist],)and the wearing of the Mithraic cap, which popes in Rome imitated in various designs until well into the 15th century, ends.
The Eastern Papal headgear starts being used, looking more like the Egyption Pharoahs hat and jewish skullcaps.
The zucchetto Its appearance is almost identical to the Jewish Kippah.The pope’s zucchetto is white, that of the cardinals red, even when the cardinal is a member of an order. Cardinals who had been secular priests received the red zucchetto and also the red biretta in 1464 from Paul II; the cardinals taken from the regulars were granted both in 1591. If the newly-appointed cardinal is at Rome he receives the zucchetto from the Sotto-guardaroba as he leaves the throne room where he has received the mozetta, and biretta from the pope; otherwise the zucchetto is brought to him, along with the decree of appointment, by one of the pope’s Noble Guard.
The Papal Tiara, also known as the Triple Tiara, or in Latin as the ‘Triregnum’, and in Italian as the ‘Triregno’, is the three-tiered jewelled papal crown, supposedly of Byzantine and Persian origin, that is a prominent symbol of the papacy .(Probably stolen from Constatinople during the Latin occupation 1204-1261 Pope Clement V was the first Pope to be seen in it 1305AD)
THE IRON FIST IS BROUGHT DOWN HARD.CHRISTIANITY WILL SURVIVE EVEN IF IT MEANS SLAUGHTERING HALF THE EUROPEAN POPULATION
The Spanish Inquisition was an ecclesiastical tribunal established in 1478
Witch Hunts started in the 15th and early 16th centuries, becoming a big issue again and peaking in the 17th century.
Also subsequent crusade campaigns conducted through to the 16th century in territories within Europe usually against pagans, heretics, and peoples under the ban of excommunication for a mixture of religious, economic, and political reasons.
Pope Sixtus IV (1471 to 1484)drafted plans for the nunneries to become “brothels filled with the choicest prostitutes, lean with fasting, but full of lust” (A History of the Popes, op. cit.; also similar descriptions of the nunneries centuries earlier are in the Annals of Hildesheim, c.890).
THE END OF THE WORLD, THE NEW WORLD AND ISLAM AND THEN THE JEWS ARE EXPELLED FROM SPAIN THE TORAH IS PRINTED!
Year 7,000, according to the Byzantine Date of Creation, and an expected year of Apocalypse. (fortunately the world survives and gets bigger!)
January 2 – Boabdil, the last Moorish King of Granada, surrenders his city to the army of Ferdinand and Isabella after a lengthy siege, ending the 10-year Granada War and the almost 800-year Reconquista. Christopher Columbus is in Alhambra .Thus Islam is expelled from Spain
January 23 – The Pentateuch is first printed. The Jewish Torah is printed at the same time the New Christianity is created.(COINCIDENCE??)
March 31 – Ferdinand and Isabella sign the Alhambra decree, expelling all Jews from Spain unless they convert to Roman Catholicism. The Torquemada’s are converts from Jews to Christian.Tomás de Torquemada (1420 – September 16, 1498)”The hammer of heretics, the light of Spain, the saviour of his country, the honour of his order”. He is known for his zealous campaign against the crypto-Jews and crypto-Muslims of Spain. During the Spainish Inquisition
The papal conclave of 1492 (August 6 – August 11, 1492)elected Rodrigo Borja as Pope Alexander VI. The first conclave to be held in the Sistine Chapel, the election is notorious for allegations of simony.
Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire, learning about the expulsion of Jews from Spain, dispatches the Ottoman Navy to bring the Jews safely to Ottoman lands, mainly to the cities of Thessaloniki (currently in Greece) and Izmir (currently in Turkey).(Thus showing the geopolitical strength of the Jews in the Byzantine East)
December 5 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first known European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola.
December 31 – About 100,000 Jews are expelled from Sicily.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man is created.
IT DID NOT HELP THE POPES POPULARITY OR REVERENCE IN FACT THINGS GOT WORSE WITH THE RISE OF MASS PROTESTS
Pope Leo X said to the clergy: ‘When Jesus the Son of Man shall come to the seat of our Majesty, say first of all,’Friend, wherefore art Thou come hither? And if He gives you naught in silver or gold, cast Him forth into outer darkness.'” (A History of the Popes, Dr Joseph McCabe, ibid., vol. 2,chapter on “The Age of Power”)
Even blasé Italy was shocked, and the story of the pope’s financial transactions made Germans share in the anger of (Martin)Luther’s October 1517 revolt.
Since it was standard procedure for Romans to drag statues of a pope through the mud after the pope’s death, pope Adrian VI (1522–23), issued a bull declaring the practice illegal. After looting his wine cellar in response, the Roman populace laughed him out of existence. He died on 14 September 1523,
A bastard child of the great Florentine family, made the highest bid and he became Pope Clement VII (1523–34). Under his papacy, Rome fell again in 1527.
THIS CHRISTIANITY HAD TO BE RE-INVENTED AGAIN OR IT WAS A DEAD DUCK.
In 1514 AD in Rome “people were rejoicing that the papacy and the Church had come to an end”(O f the Five Plagues of the Church , op. cit.)
THUS PROTESTANTS ,A NEW TYPE OF “MANUFACTURED” RELIGIOUS FANATIC,(The “New Labour”or”Change we can believe in” of Christianity).
THEY RISE FROM THE “HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE”.THEY PROTEST THE PAPACY BUT NOT THE RELIGION.
THE RELIGION SURVIVES AS A TOOL OF POWER AND OPRESSION NOW USED BY THE POPES THE CLERGY AND THE MONARCHIES.
A MASS OF RE-WRITTEN BIBLES APPEAR
In 1504 the first Vulgate with variant readings was published in Paris. One of the texts of the Complutensian Polyglot was an edition of the Vulgate made from ancient manuscripts and corrected to agree with the Greek.
Erasmus published an edition corrected to agree better with the Greek and Hebrew in 1516. Other corrected editions were published by Xanthus Pagninus in 1518, Cardinal Cajetan, Augustinus Steuchius in 1529, Abbot Isidorus Clarius (Venice, 1542), and others. In 1528, Robertus Stephanus published the first of a series of critical editions, which formed the basis of the later Sistine and Clementine editions. The critical edition of John Hentenius of Louvain followed in 1547.
In 1550, Stephanus fled to Geneva where in 1555 he issued his final critical edition of the Vulgate, which was the first complete Bible with full chapter and verse divisions, and which became the standard Biblical reference text for late 16th century Reformed theology.
THE EDITING CONTINUES AND A COVER UP IS PUT IN PLACE
“Unfortunately, only few of the records [of theChurch] prior to the year 1198 have been released”. It was not by chance that, in that same year (1198), Pope Innocent III(1198–1216) pressed all records of earlier Church history by establishing the Secret Archives (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farleyed., vol. xv, p. 287).
In 1562, the Vatican established a special censoring office called Index Expurgatorius. Its purpose was to prohibit publication of “erroneous passages of the early Church Fathers”that carried statements opposing modern-day doctrine.When Vatican archivists came across “genuine copies of the Fathers, they corrected them according to the Expurgatory Index”(Index Expurgatorius Vaticanus, R. Gibbings, ed., Dublin, 1837;)
TO CONFORM WITH THE 15TH CENTURY ROMAN JUDO/CHRISTIAN FINALISED VERSION
Vatican records also reveal that Sixtus V spent 18 months of his life as pope personally writing a new Bible in 1587 and then introduced into Catholicism a “New Learning”(Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed.,vol. v, p. 442, vol. xv, p. 376). The evidence that the Church wrote its own history is found in Diderot’s E n c y c l o p é d i e, and it reveals the reason why Pope Clement XIII (1758–69) ordered all volumes to be destroyed immediately after publication in 1759
Undaunted, however, the Church accepted all these forgeries into its dogma and made it the basis of Christianity,but do not take my word for it.
Pope Boniface VIII “There was no Jesus Christ and the Eucharist is just flour and water. Mary was no more a virgin than my own mother, “(A History of the Popes,McCabe, ibid.)
Pope Alexander VI “Almighty God! How long will this superstitious sect of Christians,and this upstart invention, endure?”
Pope Leo X “How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us and our predecessors.”
INQUISITIONS AND WITCH HUNTS AND RELIGIOUS WARS AND ANTI-POPES, ALL THERE TO KEEP OUR MINDS OFF THE FACT ITS ALL BOLLOCKS AND VOICES OF PROTEST AND REASON BRUTALLY SILENCED AND THE CHRISTIANITY CON CONTINUES TO MAKE CASH FROM CHAOS.
A NEW POWER RISES TO CLAIM THE EMPIRIAL TITLE SPAIN
The land of the Iberian peninsula was commonly called Hispania since Roman times and during the Visigothic Kingdom. The process of the Reconquista produced the emergence of four Christian realms: Castile, the Crown of Aragon, Navarre and Portugal.
After a war of 10 years, the Granada War, in 1492, the Reyes Católicos drove out the last Moorish king of Granada. After their victory, the Catholic monarchs negotiated with Christopher Columbus, a Genoese sailor attempting to reach Cipangu by sailing west. Castile was already engaged in a race of exploration with Portugal to reach the Far East by sea
THIS TIME ITS THE WORLD THAT WILL BE CONQUERED
The Spanish Empire (Spanish: Imperio Español) comprised territories and colonies administered by the Spanish Crown in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.Spain’s territorial reach beyond Europe spanned five centuries, from the first voyages to the Americas in 1492 It originated during the Age of Exploration and was one of the first global empires. Under the Spanish Habsburgs, Spain reached the peak of its political and economic power when its empire became the foremost global power. In conjunction with the Portuguese Empire, the Spanish Empire’s establishment in the 15th century ushered in the modern global era and the rise of European dominance in global affairs.
During the 15th century, Castile and Portugal became territorial and commercial rivals in the Atlantic western zone. Portugal obtained several Papal bulls which acknowledged Portuguese control over the discovered territories, but Castile also obtained from the Pope the safeguard of its rights to the Canary Islands with the bulls Romani Pontifex dated 6 November 1436 and Dominatur Dominus dated 30 April 1437
In the Capitulations of Santa Fe, dated on April 17, 1492, Christopher Columbus obtained from the Catholic Monarchs his appointment as viceroy and governor in the lands already discovered and that of he might discover thenceforth; thereby, it was the first document to establish an administrative organization in the Indies. Columbus’ discoveries inaugurated the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Spain’s claim to these lands was solidified by the Inter caetera papal bull dated 4 May 1493, and Dudum siquidem on 26 September 1493, which vested the sovereignty of the territories discovered and to be discovered.
Since the Portuguese wanted to keep the line of demarcation of Alcaçovas running east and west along a latitude south of Cape Bojador, a compromise was worked out which was incorporated in the Treaty of Tordesillas dated on 7 June 1494, in which the globe was split into two hemispheres dividing Spanish and Portuguese claims.
Traditionally, historians mark the Battle of Rocroi (1643) as the end of Spanish dominance in Europe,but Spain still had a huge overseas empire, but France was now the dominant power in Europe and the United Provinces were in the Atlantic.
The Great Plague of Seville (1647–1652) killed up to 25% of Seville’s population. Sevilla, and indeed the economy of Andalucía, would never recover from so complete a devastation. Altogether Spain was thought to have lost 500,000 people, out of a population of slightly fewer than 10,000,000, or nearly 5% of its entire population. Historians reckon the total cost in human lives due to these plagues throughout Spain, throughout the entire 17th century, to be a minimum of nearly 1.25 million.
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A NEW WORLD IS DISCOVERED(the Vikings had found “America” centuries ago) AND LOOTED AND PUT TO THE SWORD, ITS CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE BURNT BY ORDER OF THE POPE AND KILLED BY DISEASE
“I wish your Your Majesty to understand the motive that moves me to make this statement is the peace of my conscience and because of the guilt I share. For we have destroyed by our evil behaviour such a government as was enjoyed by these natives. They were so free of crime and greed, both men and women , that they could leave gold or silver worth a hundred thousand pesos in their open house.So that when they discovered that we were thieves and men who sought to force their wives and daughters to commit sin with them, they despised us. But now things have come to such a pass in offence of God, owing to the bad example we have set them in all things, that these natives from doing no evil have turned into people who can do no good.. I beg God to pardon me, for I am moved to say this, seeing that I am the last to die of the Conquistadors.” Mansio Serra Leguizamon
By the year 1600, Spanish Christians had looted and plundered across the new world bringing the benefits of Christianity to the indigenous people, 60,000,000 of whom were killed in the process.
Later Protestant and Catholic Christians would do the same thing to the native North Americans ,Australian Aborigines and Native Africans.
One of the first Christians to enter the Virginia territory, Arthur Barlowe, arrived in 1584. He described the Native Americans as, “…we were entertained with all love and kindness and with as much bounty, …as they could possibly devise. We found the people most gentle loving, and faithfull, void of all guile and treason … a more kind and loving people there cannot be found in the world, as farre as we have hitherto had triall.”
Unfortunately Christianity also destroyed them ,turning them from a people that did no evil into a people that do not good aka christians. Of course disease followed the christians,spreaders of disease and lies and ignorance, and wiped out the native populations as soon as they converted.
Smallpox brought with the pilgrims wiped out the natives living near the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635. Governor John Winthrop thanks god for removing the indians from lands the pilgrims wanted.
Cotton Mather, pastor of the Second Church of Boston, called King Philip’s War a BBQ. Mather, who later gained fame during the Salem Witch trials, thanked god for the smallpox which kill off the indians, then ordered his followers to kill the surviving men. The women and children were sold into slavery.
The English navigator Wallis discovered Tahiti in 1767, to be followed by the French explorer de Bougainville, and Captain James Cook. All three captains were overwhelmed by their reception at the hands of the people of Tahiti, and by the gifts showered upon them… When Cook left Tahiti… he wrote in his journal: “I directed my course to the West and we took our final leave of these happy islands and the good people on them.” Captain Bligh of the Bounty, writing just prior to the mutiny, was if possible more impressed…: “I left these happy islanders with much distress, for the utmost affection, regard and good fellowship was among us during our stay…”
NEEDLESS TO SAY THESE HAPPY ISLANDERS WHERE ALSO “CHRISTIANISED”
Two years later the first missionaries arrived in Tahiti and were as warmly treated by the Tahitians as had been earlier visitors. But after 7 years of missionary work (children were required to recite, “For what is Jehova angry with thee? Because I am evil and do evil.” in Tahitian) there were few willing converts to Christianity.
What happened next is documented in a letter to home by one of the brethren, J.M.Orsmond. All the missionaries were at that time salting pork and distilling spirits. Pomare (the local chief) was introduced to the bottle by the missionaries. Orsmond describes the compact by which Pomare, reduced to an alcoholic, would be backed in a war against the other island chiefs on the understanding that his victory would be followed by enforced conversion (This is the same deal that Papal Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli made with Hitler, trading the Vatican’s support for Hitler’s promise to declare Catholocism Nazi Germany’s state religion).
Since Pomare was supplied with firearms to be used against his opponents’ clubs, victory was certain. “The whole nation”, Orsmond wrote, “was converted in a day.”
There followed a reign of terror. Persistent unbelievers were put to death and a penal code was drawn up by the missionaries and enforced by the mission police. it was declared illegal to adorn oneself with flowers, to sing (other than hymns), to surf or to dance. A moral code of such strictness was then enforced
After their mass conversion it was hoped that the Tahitians might be induced to accept the benefits of civilization by putting them to [servile] work growing sugar cane… The enterprise failed, and Mr. Orsmond, believing that “a too bountiful nature diminishes men’s natural desire to work”, ordered all the breadfruit trees to be cut down so that the lack of a natural food supply would force the Tahitians to seek employment in the mission plantations.
Captain James Cook estimated that 200,000 people were living on Tahiti. After thirty years of missionary rule, only 6,000 remained.
Their power base firmly established in Tahiti, the missionaries moved swiftly to other islands. The methods employed were the same as before. A local chieftain would be baptized, crowned king, presented with a portrait of Queen Victoria, introduced to the bottle, and left to the work of conversion.
By 1850 the Christian conquest of the Pacific was complete.
Reverend Rufus Anderson viewed the die-off of 90% of the native Hawaiians in 1866 as God’s “amputation” of a diseased segment of the population.
Missionaries arrived at Rapa Nui (Easter Island) some time in the early 1870s. Their first step in “Christianizing” the Rapanuians was to burn the wooden tablets covered with “Rongorongo”, the only known written language of the Polynesians, erasing the written history of Rapa Nui. The missionaries so abused the Easter Islanders that Captain Jean Baptiste Onexime Doutrou-Bournier expelled the Christians from the island by force.
In 1767, Father Juniperro Serra arrived in Baja, California as the President of the Baja California Missions. His task was to extend the chain of Missions up along the California coast. While overtly religious, the missions were actually stockades built to withstand popular uprisings against the Missionaries (of which there are many) and spaced less than a day’s ride apart to provide protection to traveling clergy
In short, the missions were furnaces of death that sustained their Indian population levels for as long as they did only by driving more and more natives into their confines to compensate for the huge numbers who were being killed once they got there. [...] Thus for example, one survey of life and death in an early Arizona mission has turned up statistics showing that at one time an astonishing 93 percent of the children born within its walls died before the age of ten – and yet the mission’s total population did not drastically decline.
There were various ways in which the mission Indians died. [...] The personal living space for Indians in the missions averaged about seven feet by two feet per person for unmarried captives, who were locked at night into sex-segregated common rooms that contained a single open pit for a toilet. It was perhaps a bit more space than was allotted a captive African in the hold of a slave ship sailing the Middle Passage. [...] Of course, the mission Indians also worked like slaves in the padres’ agricultural fields, but they did so with far less than half the caloric intake, on average, commonly provided a black slave in Mississippi, Alabama, or Georgia. As one French visitor commented in the early nineteenth century, after inspecting life in the missions, the relationship between the priest and his flock “would … be different only in name if a slaveholder kept them for labor and rented them out at will …” But, we know now, he would have fed them better.
I claim they did it to the native Europeans first.Celtic ,Saxon and Slavic cultures and beliefs have been irradicated by genocidal “Christian” policies.
Protestants where particularly good at witch burning in Europe.
ITS AN ABOMINATION OF A RELIGION
A LAST EDIT AND
In 1587, Pope Sixtus V (1585–90) established an official Vatican publishing division and said in his own words, “Church history will be now be established … we shall seek to print our own account” ( E n c y c l o p é d i e, Diderot, 1759).
THIS IS PROBABLY THE VERSION OF THE BIBLE WE HAVE TODAY
OTHER CHRISTIAN WRITINGS APPEAR , OR TORTURE MANUALS
“Tractatus de Confessionibus Maleficorum et Sagarum” was published in 1591 by Peer Binsfeld. Mostly the product of the author’s imagination, the book purported to be a scholarly study of witches and how to prosecute them. Catholics and Protestants alike relied on the book as the authoritative source on witches for the next 100 years.
Heinrich von Schulthies, witch hunter, published, “Detailed Instrictions how to proceed in the Inquisition against the horrible vice of witchcraft” in 1634, essentially a manual on torture.
THE PROTESTANT VERSION ENGLISH BIBLES ARE ALSO PRINTED
The Geneva Bible is one of the earliest translations of the Bible into the English language, predating the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of the 16th century protestant movement c.1560
The Authorized King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England The new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans,
AND THANKS TO MUSSOLINI WE HAVE THE VATICAN WE KNOW TODAY
Pope Pius IX (1846-1878), the last ruler of the Papal States, claimed that after Rome was annexed he was a “Prisoner in the Vatican”. This situation was resolved on 11 February 1929 between the Holy See and the Kingdom of Italy.The treaty was signed by Benito Mussolini (from religious facism to political facism )
Prior to becoming Pope, Pacelli was instrumental in bringing Hitler to power and after Ope, supported Franco in Spain.
Papal Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, having helped bring about the fall of the Weimar Republic, formed the Catholic German Party. On March 23, 1933,the German Reichstag met, and the Catholic Party, led by its Catholic leaders, former chancellor Brüning and prelate Mgr. Kaas,personal friend of Pacelli, voted for Catholic Hitler. In his acceptance speech, Hitler described Christianity as, “essential elements for safeguarding the soul of the German people.” Hitler, knowing who helped him to power, then stated, “We hope to improve our friendly relations with the Holy See.” Just four months later, Hitler’s government signed a concordat with the Vatican, a treaty that gave preferential legal status to the Catholic church above other churches.
Adolph Hitler was also supported by the Protestant “German Christians Party”, who despised the Weimar Republic for its refusal to teach the Christian religion in the public schools, and the Lutherans, who hated the Jews.
Pacelli to the German Catholics:
“…it is all the more necessary that the Catholics, deprived of diplomatic representation, should find in the diplomatic pacts between the Holy See and the National Socialist Government guarantees which can assure them … the maintenance of their position in the life of the nation.”
THE VATICAN RAN THE NAZI ESCAPE “RATLINES”
Ratlines were systems of escape routes for Nazis and other fascists fleeing Europe at the end of World War II. These escape routes mainly led toward havens in South America, particularly Argentina,Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile.
One ratline, made famous by the Frederick Forsyth thriller The Odessa File, was run by the ODESSA (Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen; “Organization of Former SS-Members”) network organized by Otto Skorzeny
The origins of the first ratlines are connected to various developments in Vatican-Argentine relations before and during World War II. As early as 1942, Monsignor Luigi Maglione contacted Ambassador Llobet, inquiring as to the “willingness of the government of the Argentine Republic to apply its immigration law generously, in order to encourage at the opportune moment European Catholic immigrants to seek the necessary land and capital in our country”
Spain, not Rome, was the “first center of ratline activity that facilitated the escape of Nazi fascists”, although the exodus itself was planned within the Vatican. Charles Lescat, a French Catholic member of Action Française and Pierre Daye, a Belgian with contacts in the Spanish government, were among the primary organizers. Lescat and Daye were the first able to flee Europe, with the help of French cardinal Eugene Tisserant and Argentine cardinal Antonio Caggiano .
By 1946, there were probably hundreds of war criminals in Spain, and thousands of former Nazis and fascists. According to US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, Vatican cooperation in turning over asylum-seekers was “negligible”. According to Phayer, Pius XII “preferred to see fascist war criminals on board ships sailing to the New World rather than seeing them rotting in POW camps in zonal Germany”
IT CONTINUES TODAY
Wikipedia finds the Vatican is one of the worst offenders for posting incorrect information or down right lies on wikipedia.
According to the BBC, WikiScanner found that some editorial contributions to Wikipedia had originated from computers operated by the Diebold company, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Vatican.
The Vatican is Europes and the World’s crime capital .Criminal offences per capita were more than 20 times higher than in neighbouring Italy
397 civil offences – crime rate of 87.2%
608 criminal offences – crime rate of 133.6%
Population: Just over 500
Size: 0.44 sq km (108 acres)
In 2002 it was the purported “James brother of Jesus” ossuary that for a time was hailed by the world’s press as the “first evidence of Jesus”. It was subsequently exposed as a forgery
At a very young age (16?*) an Israeli guy named Oded Golan buys an ossuary from an Arab trader. He has no idea of its value but keeps it safe for thirty five years. Then, perchance, he arranges a viewing by a visiting biblical scholar – the Sorbonne’s Andre Lemaire – who almost immediately identifies the inscription as referring to Jesus of Nazareth and his brother James. OK, he’s a Catholic but he’s a scholar, right?
In December 2004, Golan was indicted as the mastermind behind an international antiquities forgery ring, operational for twenty years and with many “ancient finds” to its credit. Fakes able to fool biblical experts take a lot of skill but the religious antiquities market is especially lucrative. The worlds museums vie with wealthy private collectors for that elusive evidence of “God’s hand in history”.
THE NAZARETH HOAX
The Gospels tell us that Jesus’s home town was the ‘City of Nazareth’ (‘polis Natzoree’)
Nazareth is not mentioned in pre-Christian texts and appears in many different Greek forms in the New Testament. There is no consensus regarding the origin of the name
Carruth, Shawn; Robinson, James McConkey; Heil, Christoph (1996). Q 4:1-13,16: the temptations of Jesus : Nazara. Peeters Publishers. p. 415. ISBN 9068318802.
In his histories, Josephus has a lot to say about Galilee (an area of barely 900 square miles). During the first Jewish war, in the 60s AD, Josephus led a military campaign back and forth across the tiny province. Josephus mentions 45 cities and villages of Galilee – yet Nazareth not at all.
Josephus does, however, have something to say about Japha (Yafa, Japhia), a village just one mile to the southwest of Nazareth where he himself lived for a time (Life 52).
Nazareth is not mentioned even once in the entire Old Testament. The Book of Joshua (19.10,16) – in what it claims is the process of settlement by the tribe of Zebulon in the area – records twelve towns and six villages and yet omits any ‘Nazareth’ from its list.
The Talmud, although it names 63 Galilean towns, knows nothing of Nazareth, nor does early rabbinic literature
The Levantine coast from the so-called Peutinger map or “table” (Tabula Peutingeriana)The map is actually a medieval copy (12th or 13th century) of a 4th century Roman original (it shows Constantinople, founded in the year 328). The whole world known to the Romans is represented, from Spain in the west to India in the east.and NO NAZARETH!
In the 1st century AD – the area was a burial ground of rock-cut tombs.
In 2009 it was a “Jesus-era house”, located conveniently close to the Church of the Annunciation.
The finds that captured the international headlines in December, were uncovered months earlier and more prosaically reported as “two rock-cuttings in the bedrock and the remains of a large building dated to the Mamluk period(1250-1517).” While the IAA report dates the building to “the Roman period” (as late as the fourth century AD), in statements to the press Alexandre dates it to the time of Jesus
By the holiday, they had become “the first house from the time of Jesus”, and a hidden pit, interpreted as “Jewish preparations for the impending war with Rome”.
The fact that the archaeologist, Yardenna Alexandre – involved at “Mary’s Well” in 1998 – was sponsored by the Nazareth Municipality and the Israeli Tourist Board, clearly had no influence on her gushing “breaking news”. Nor was it pertinent that the site was within a new international Christian centre being funded by French Roman Catholics.
None of this would matter of course if, rather like at the nearby ‘pagan’ city of Sepphoris, we could stroll through the ruins of 1st century bath houses, villas, theatres etc. Yet no such ruins exist.
No, not Nazareth but Sepphoris (Diocaesarea), a 45 minute walk away – and which does not get a mention in the gospels!
NO NAZARETH BUT A MONEY MAKING THEME PARK
Old town Nazareth – an ecclesiastic theme-park JesusWorld
In the center of town, the huge Catholic Church of the Annunciation (largest church in the Middle East) built over numerous caves.
Up the hill, Church of St. Joseph built over other caves (‘carpenter’s house and workshop’).
Across the street, Sisters of Nazareth Hospice, built over ancient tombs, one with a huge rolling stone door!
Up the road, the Greek Catholic Church, next to an early synagogue
Today more than a million visitors (fifty per cent of tourists visiting Israel) call at Nazareth. Who would want to spoil the party? So perhaps keep it quiet
The evidence for a 1st century town of Nazareth does not exist – not literary, not archaeological, and not historical. It is an imaginary city for an imaginary god-man.
Personally during this research have found much claimed by the church which is incorrect and contrvenes the facts.But is claimed as “word of God”.Anything that comes from the Vatican cannot be relied apon.They have a long history of lying and making false documents,and corrupting or burning genuine ones.
THIS WAS THE CONTINUATION OF RELIGIOUS FASCISM ONE EMPEROR, ONE GOD ,ONE RELIGION.THIS INVENTED RELIGION WAS MADE A STATE RELIGION AND IT WAS CONVERT OR DIE!! A POLICY THAT WAS TO CONTINUE FOR 100’S OF YEARS WITH WITCH BURNINGS, CRUSADES, THE INQUISITION,ETHNIC CLEANSING, EXCOMMUNICATIONS ETC… IT SENT EUROPE INTO A DARK AGE WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE BROUGHT MASS MURDER AND MISERY.THEY MAKE THIS RELIGION UP AS THEY GO ALONG,JUST TO KEEP POWER AND GET MONEY,AND THEY KNOW IT! I COULD NOT THINK OF A BETTER DEFINITION OF EVIL!
THAT´S WHY THEY BURN SO MUCH INCENSE,TO COVER THE SMELL OF THEIR DOGMA!!
PLEASE IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IN A GOD , BECOME A BUDDIST!! THE GOODNESS IN YOU, IS YOU !! NOT SOME OLD MAN IN THE SKY WHO SAYS ITS OK TO KILL AND STEAL FROM UNBELIEVERS!
(Personally I think the world would be a lot better if it was the “Christians” that where slaughtered instead of the Cathars and the Native European Pagans.)
BASICALLY A MONOTHEIST IS JUST AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN ONE MORE GOD.!(but an atheist has no-one to blame but himself for his atrocities and therefore is morally superior!!)
“Among the most detestable villains in history, you could not find one worse than Moses. Here is an order, attributed to ‘God’ to butcher the boys, to massacre the mothers and to debauch and rape the daughters. I would not dare so dishonor my Creator’s name by (attaching) it to this filthy book (the Bible).” “It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible.” “Accustom a people to believe that priests and clergy can forgive sins…and you will have sins in abundance.”
Thomas Paine, author of “Common Sense”
“I have examined all the known superstitions of the word, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth.”
“Christianity…(has become) the most perverted system that ever shone on man. …Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers led by Paul, the first great corrupter of the teaching of Jesus.”
“The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into a contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves…these clergy, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.”
“Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.” “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.” “What influence in fact have Christian ecclesiastical establishments had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been seen as the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have found in the clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the clergy.”
Pius XI helped to bring Mussolini’s Fascist Party to power in Italy and in 1926 solemnly declared: “Mussolini is a man sent by Divine Providence.”In 1935 Fascist Italy attacked and invaded Abyssinia. Since the population of Italy lacked enthusiasm for this agression, the pope hastened to declare a new crusade. For example the Archbishop of Tarent, holding a Holy Mass on a submarine, declared: “The war against Abyssinia should be viewed as a Holy War, as a crusade,” which also opened “Ethiopia, the land of infidels and schismatics, to the Catholic Faith.”
Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith … we need believing people.
~ Adolf Hitler
Papal Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, having helped bring about the fall of the Weimar Republic, formed the Catholic German Party. On March 23, 1933, the German Reichstag met, and the Catholic Party, led by its Catholic leaders, former chancellor Brüning and prelate Mgr. Kaas, personal friend of Pacelli, voted for Catholic Hitler. In his acceptance speech, Hitler described Christianity as, “essential elements for safeguarding the soul of the German people.” Hitler, knowing who helped him to power, then stated, “We hope to improve our friendly relations with the Holy See.” Just four months later, Hitler’s government signed a concordat with the Vatican, a treaty that gave preferential legal status to the Catholic church above other churches.
Adolph Hitler was also supported by the Protestant “German Christians Party”, who despised the Weimar Republic for its refusal to teach the Christian religion in the public schools, and the Lutherans, who hated the Jews.
Pacelli to the German Catholics:
“…it is all the more necessary that the Catholics, deprived of diplomatic representation, should find in the diplomatic pacts between the Holy See and the National Socialist Government guarantees which can assure them … the maintenance of their position in the life of the nation.”
“The Party stands for positive Christianity.” — Article 24 of the Nazi Party Platform
The Spanish people, stricken with poverty and kept illiterate by the ruling class, had swept away the monarchy, proclaimed a republic and elected a left-wing government in 1931. Separation of State and Church was made a reality, religious freedom was granted and civil marriage adopted. Some of the Church property, roughly one third of the nation’s wealth, was nationalized. To fight the “Antichrists,” a violent, relentless Catholic opposition was promptly started on a large scale throughout Spain.
By 1934 Catholic organizations already planned a coup d’état, having been in touch with the Fascist Government of Italy. On July 17, 1934 the Spanish Army rose in many Spanish towns. The Spanish Civil War had begun. As soon as the revolt broke out, General Franco made haste to let the pope know that his coup had succeeded. Franco flew the flag of Pope Pius XI over his headquarters. Pope Pius XI hoisted Franco’s flag over the Vatican.
This was the beginning of a world-wide Catholic offensive against Republican Spain. Bishops in Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany and other countries published pastoral letters urging Catholics to help. The pope issued a warning that the Spanish Civil War was a foretaste of what “is being prepared for Europe and the World unless the nations take appropriate measures against it.”
Before the war ended, Pius XI died.
Pius XII became Pope in 1939. Pius XII’s real name was Pacelli. He was the Papal Nuncio who had helped bring Hitler to power. A staunch anti Democrat, Pius XII continued the policies of his predecessor. When Franco finally established his dictatorship in Spain, Church property and all medieval privileges of the Church were restored. No other religion was allowed. Protestants and non-Catholics were sent to concentration camps for refusing to attend Catholic services. Freethinkers, democrats, Socialists and Communists were deprived of civil rights, imprisoned, or shot.
When the Spanish republic was finally defeated by Catholic troops under Franco, would-be dictator of Spain, the pope sent a special message to the victors:
“With great joy we address you, dearest sons of Catholic Spain, to express our paternal congratulations for the gift of peace and victory with which God has chosen to crown the Christian heroism of your faith … We give you, our dear sons of Catholic Spain, our apostolic benediction.”
Spain supported both Hitler and Mussolini during the World War 2. Under Pius XII, the bishops of Germany stayed loyal to the Nazis until the very end of the war.
IF THE MONOTHEIST CAN EXPLAIN WHY HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE OTHER GODS, HE HAS ALSO JUST EXPLAINED WHY I DO NOT BELIEVE IN HIS ONE