Is the popular CW telenovela series "Jane the Virgin" based on inside knowledge of Jesus's true paternity? That is, was Josephus really the son of Arrius Calpurnius Piso and Arria Calpurnia, the 'virgin' bride of the Roman emperor Caligula? And, was Josephus's life one of the significant typological sources for the fictional character of Biblical Jesus?
In terms of Carrier’s hypothetical dilemma of a ‘minimal historical Christ’ vs. a purely ‘Mythical’ Christ, I don’t see why any serious mythicist should have a problem loudly proclaiming “BOTH”.
The Flavian Caesars, Vespasian and Titus, invented Christianity, more or less in the form we know it today. Remarkably, the emperors left behind a veiled confession (or boast) of their work, embedded in the Gospels and the works of Josephus. The religion was invented as wartime propaganda, but has been successful beyond the Romans’ wildest dreams.
The Exodus emerges as a covert operation, and an act of synthetic culture creation. The voice of God (through Moses) is saying that he wants the Israelites, the slaves of Pharaoh, to go into a new land and conquer it. But really, it is Pharaoh who is directing the Israelites, as his front line troops, to go and conquer the land of the Canaanites.
What better way to make people hate you, than to start out with the biblically inspired premise that ... uhm ... everyone hates you? This self-fulfilling prophecy is the black hole of the perverse and cynical nature of the Abrahamic divine plan and the false dialectic that we proposed. And imagine having to go through life with this heavy and cynical artificial chip yoked onto your shoulders. This was Isaac's "birthright".
The Bible describes an ancient, remarkably dysfunctional family, chosen and 'eternally blessed' by God to rule over their promised land. We are still dealing with the outcome over 3,000 years later. Indeed, the most important difference is that Abraham's veiled heirs, those ruling in the name of all the 'Abrahamic' religions, occupy a much larger amount of global real estate and other assets now.
While some Gentiles say that Jews are the source of all evil, some modern day Jews say that they have been, and still are, made scapegoats for the evils of ‘others’. We find this ironic because we assert that this was indeed the assigned role of the Jewish people from day one of their troubled existence. The role was created by the Persian clerical redactors of the Old Testament, and likely building upon the prior efforts of the Egyptians before them.
End Times Prophecy
Global marker events foretold in the book of Revelation, are now occurring like falling dominoes, correctly starting in 2001. Revelation even provides some details that describe a select group of individuals that direct the global play, by virtue of their unique and secretive understanding.
We use the Trump vs. Hillary reality show as an entrée 'door of perception' to examine the dark Romantic underbelly of racism in Western and American culture. It's all part of the larger tableau of Western society, with its central false dialectic cynically built upon the trope of anti-Judaism.
In the complex of events that transpired on 9/11/2001, I have discovered certain rather impressive, sequentially correct, parallel astronomical correlations, or rather 'signatures of human authorship' in my opinion, somewhat hidden in the plain sight of free computer software.
With the movie Jupiter Ascending, we are treated to a futuristic science fiction thriller by the Wachowskis. The obliviously self-important and arrogant Abrasax siblings seem to be a personification of whatever is wrong with our corporate industrial civilization. One can only rejoice at their comeuppance at the hands of the charming and humble Jupiter Jones and her friends of the intergalactic police.
A frequent metaphoric trope underlying Christianity is that of the Good Shepherd, tending with loving care to his flock, bringing them back into the fold, and into his forgiving good graces. We must agree with the Church, that it is necessary to forgive these needy sheep. But, the real Sin is that via the blind acceptance of faith, they remain blissfully ignorant of the craven actions of the shepherds.
The political terms “Left” and “Right” were first coined during the French Revolution, when they represented a stark binary simplicity: the supporters of the King seated on the Right, and their opponents, the revolutionaries, seated ironically on the … uhmm Republican … Left. This was remarkably similar to our Postflavian view: that the most fundamental political and economic struggle is that of the common people against the elite. Since 1789, we have seen a long struggle to obfuscate this simple class-based analysis, using whatever means necessary.