By: Gwenny the Pooh Re: Atheistgate 1 Heilsa, All! While bumping down stairs after Christo
By: Gwenny the Pooh
Re: Atheistgate 1
While bumping down stairs after Christopher Robin, Gwenny the Pooh heard
Bill say to All:
->> If anything is known about Jesus, it would be the following. He was a
->> wandering rabbi and perhaps also a magician
->> in first century Palestine. He gathered a movement of thousands of
->> Jews who had Messianic expectations. A small
->> group of followers had forsaken family and fortune.(16) After a
->> dramatic march on the capital, Jesus was suddenly
->> arrested and executed.
This reminded me of a show I watched last night on TLC. It was an episode of
Ancient Worlds entitled "Secrets of the Templar". The narrator made an
interesting case for the Grail actually being the bloodline of Jesus. He said
that Jesus was alledgedly a direct descendent of King David. He indicated that
what Jesus's followers saw in him was the ACTUAL king of the Jews, come to free
them. He recounts the legend that Mary of Magdalene brought the "sangreal" to
France. What if, he asked, sangreal was NOT san greal, the holy cup, but sang
real, the royal blood. So that what Mary ACTUALLY had was the unborn son of
Jesus. (Given that "grail" or cauldron is frequently a pagan symbol for womb,
esp. the womb of the Great Mother, it could work) (Great! Even the ancient
myth writers are punsters. ) He speculates that the REAL treasure of the
Templars was the knowledge that they were protecting the royal family of the
line of King David.
An interesting twist on this whole story is that there are those who say that
Mary of Magdalen was a priestess of Asarte (and with Mary the mother, she could
represent the Goddess with Jesus as her son/lover). Certainly, Solomon is
traditionally one of the greatest magicians of all time (and, damn, that COULD
lend credence to the Masonic claim that they trace their rituals back to
Solomon's time). How ironic if what the fundies are ACTUALLY worshipping is
the bloodline of the lover/son/magician/king of the Goddess.
Anyway, the narrator contended that some group called the Priory of Sion (which
may have founded the Templars and had such illustrious folk as Leonardo de
Vinci as a member) existed into the current century to protect the still
existing bloodline of the Christos....the Anointed King of Israel. Scary.
Actually, this is alot easier to believe that Jesus had a wife and there are
still direct descendents of him alive than the idea that Jesus was some god.
Valhalla or Niflhel -- Which for you?
... Bother, said Pooh, after not recording 'Eastenders'.
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