A rose, or Rome, by any other name ....Since speculative Masonry was a Renaissance development, I'd obviously say operative, e.g. practical. A better term is "master craftsman", a combination of architect, general contractor and interior and exterior designer in today's terminology.
If you notice, I purposefully did not capitalize 'mason' as you did. You have already admitted that your Jesus was running an exclusivist mystery cult, so WTF is the difference? Oh, I forgot, his disciples were uneducated fishermen, and the 153 otherwise Pythagorean fishies in the net was just coincidence.
But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
If he meant the Sanhedrin then why did he call a Greek woman a Greek pig? A woman that wanted admission to his inner circle?And I don't see Jesus as viewing Greeks as pigs; he chiefly meant the Sanhedrin and their ilk.
As you can see by the above, I was discussing the narrative Jesus, no matter what his actual nature, fact or fiction.Perhaps part of the problem here is that Richard is talking about "historical Jesus", a Jewish zealot, while you are talking about "biblical Jesus", the Roman collaborator?
Yes, Christianity was the latest of religious mergers and acquisitions, modeled upon the equally fake Serapis merger of the Greek and Egyptian. While its purpose was to create a new syncretic universalism, (the meaning of 'catholic), it soon became just a larger form of uber-tribalism. And, even worse, it purposefully retained new, revised 'rabbinic' Judaism as its evil theological foil, continuing the tribal narrative theme of Judah.Anyhow, I would say that "biblical Jesus" created a new xenophobic classification system, dividing the world into his followers ("Christians") vs. everyone else.
I'm not even sure what this means. Abraham and his Egyptian friends represented the age of Aries, and the sacrifice of the Lambs, Jesus and Julius, marked the end of that and the age of the fishies, the king of fishies then being the dolphin, whom dumb ass god did not know was an air breathing cetacean.As for the age of Aries connection, I admit that's a new one on me,
Perhaps you are unaware that the Catholic Church is strongly hinting that the savior will be an alien, whom I have termed Space Jesus.but perhaps I am wrong and it will simply be the theosophical World Teacher/ new age Maitreya that appears to "save" us from the evil powers that be? I just assumed that such a figure would encompass corrupted Jewish messianic hopes as part of his syncretism; why else bother with a new carnal temple from which he is to reign as the apotheosis of man?
Michael is also probably not aware that the funeral ceremony of John Paul II closely mimicked the funeral ceremony described for Julius Caesar. Of the latter, the central feature of which was the wax figurine of Julius 'uniquely' splayed upon the otherwise traditional Roman tropaeum, normally used for displaying a deceased Roman noble's military breastplate. Near the end of the ceremony, Pope Marc Antony pulled back the robe from the wax figurine's abdomen, revealing the wound(s) in his side, and the Jews in attendance wailed the loudest. Julius, of course, was their (second) messiah (after Persian emperor Cyrus). And on that third day, Julius ascended to Heaven (as did George Washington as well).Is it just a matter of time before the Pope admits that Christ was Caesar? Right, bygones.
You gnow what happens when you faithfully assume things don't you?I just assumed that such a figure would encompass corrupted Jewish messianic hopes as part of his syncretism; why else bother with a new carnal temple from which he is to reign as the apotheosis of man? (Of course in your schemata it works differently.)
Isn't it ironic (or sardonic?) that an agnostic like me believes in the Futurist (as definitively proven by 9/23/20170) reality of your shitty Bible, and you shit on your shitty Bible. If you are going to shit on your Bible, I can't use it for my toilet paper. Ha, it's all on the Internetz anyways.
Speak to the mirror my friend.And of course I see your "historical Jesus" as speculative at best.
You need to distinguish rhetoric from reality. The Roman Jesus won the day, for his elite Judeo-Roman creators, as evidenced by 2,000 years of globalizing [sic] history. If Jerry and I are dyslexic, then you are myopic ... and blind.And though Biblical Jesus does make a "separation", it is based on the right standards: do you trust and obey God as did Abraham, or do you not? Not based on ethnic prejudice.
The subtext of the OT and the NT is globalist, and this has been the agenda of the Roman Church, and its Christian and Judaic Zionist minions ever since. When you read your nice Nicene Bible from now on, take off your blinders and Rome colored glasses.
And so do you count yourself as worthy to be in Jesus' inner circle? Of course, all you really 'have to do' is accept it all on faith, and thus you are wasting all your time trying to justify it to evil morons like us, and in reality demonstrating that you have no faith. Faith means you don't have to justify nonsense.
Right, no ethnic basis, just be gullible enough to buy nonsense (including your 10% tithe), else exercise your Big It granted evil Free Will and faithless Mind and be dumped in the Bottomless Pit for Eternity.And though Biblical Jesus does make a "separation", it is based on the right standards: do you trust and obey God as did Abraham, or do you not? Not based on ethnic prejudice.
I'd rather be in the Bottomless Pit eternally that with the fucking morons that want to stand around in a metaphorical circle jerk singing brown-nosing hymns to Big It 24/7/365.25.
It sounds like Big It has some psychological issues to deal with. If I don't need my asshole licked, why does he?