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[–]TaseAFeminist4Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I checked out when Nebuchadnezzar shoved that guy's head into a running Cuisinart. Just such an obvious anachronism.

[–]Vulptex[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)


[–]yellowsnow2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

It's obvious mystery texts of alchemy and the mysteries. A common alchemy allegorical technique is to say one thing and then contradict is shortly after. This has to do with the senses and universe being dualistic and based on wave interaction or comparison. And Jesus renamed simon to "Peter" (using 2 words in 2 different languages that both translate to "stone") then Jesus said I will build my church upon this stone. The Eucharist communion of the red and white tincture of the philosopher's stone. And much symbolism teaching the cycles of the solar system and it's sine wave pattern or sin. So much more that it becomes pretty obvious.

All religions and mystery cults, just about, realized at some point matter is an illusion and really energy in vibration and all is really made of light. The original christian teaching texts were most likely more like the beliefs of the Essenes but when this was co-opted by the Roman Empire the beliefs were modified into alchemy allegory by god king Emperor Constantine's men. Constantine said he was the son of the sun god Helios so worshiping the son and kind of forgetting about the God of all plays into his hubris.

Also if you combine the names/titles of "christ " + "Jesus" into "Chrysus" you get the name of the Greek deity that is the personification of Gold.

[–]Vulptex[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Every book of the Bible was well-established by the time Constantine came around. Of course, I'm sure he did play a big part in deciding which books got "canonized" and which were banned and burned.

[–]yellowsnow2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I always wonder how much we can trust the info about that kind of thing. My deep dive into the history of the "holy" empire led me to believe destroying knowledge by force and rewriting history was common for the empire.

[–]Vulptex[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

In this case we actually have physical Bibles from before Constantine's time. There wasn't much of a universal canon, but we have planty of fragments from the second century.

Marcion came well before Constantine, it's much more likely that the actual editing happened in his time. He in fact assembled the first canon, consisting of Luke and Paul (except 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, forgeries which had yet to be written, and Hebrews which is mistakenly attributed to Paul). The books he had were themselves much shorter than they are now. The church fathers claimed, and to this day most still assume, that Marcion edited them to remove things that contradict his beliefs. But when more closely examined, it turns out that he probably didn't change anything and the church just kept adding more and more stuff to them over time, sometimes in response to Marcion himself. Romans in particular is much longer than it originally was, adding several whole chapters.

[–]yellowsnow2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting. I didn't know much of that.