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Christmas Myth: Was Jesus Jewish?

Actually, no fewer than eight Jesuses were Jewish.

[Editor’s note: I don’t celebrate Christmas, in fact, I deeply loathe the entire concept of Christmas, it offends me deeply on many levels. First of all, there is nothing, not one god damn thing remotely Christian about it, rather it is an agglomeration of various earlier Pagan festivals created centuries after the supposed events in Palestine it is intended to commemorate. The entire bible story of a divine birth in a stable in Bethlehem is bullshit, absolute, unadulterated bullshit and quite frankly, why people today still believe such crap is beyond me; in an age where we have figured out the building blocks of life – DNA, have both split and fused atoms, when people are supposedly educated and informed about how the world works such ancient superstitious nonsense is anathema, yet still many continue to both believe it and to celebrate the myth every year on December 25th (January 7th for the Orthodox). 

Then there’s the modern tacked on consumerist nonsense, one of the worst excesses of capitalism – the lavish giving of all kinds of presents which has brought a very unnecessary financial pressure that causes undue stress to many and has become nothing more than a way of separating the foolish from their hard-earned cash. I find all the rushing around to buy this or that new trinket absolutely pathetic, but far worse, is the way in which children have been exploited to increase the pressure to spend spend spend on all sorts of ephemera. I think the entire system of children being inculcated with the ritual of asking for, nay demanding the latest expensive consumer goods once a year is a thoroughly bad thing, not least because it imbues the children with all kinds of capitalist bullshit from an early age. They are taught that they need consumer goods to be happy, that spending money is a way of expressing love, really bad lessons for any child to learn.

Finally, there is the gluttony, the stuffing of one’s face with far more food than is rational, often accompanied by very unhealthy levels of alcoholic imbibement. Anyone who has had the misfortune to need hospital care over the ‘festive’ season will have seen the carnage in the A&E departments wrought by this alcoholic overindulgence. All the gluttony is just another manifestation of the consumerist greed that has been drummed into the feeble minded masses by cynical capitalist businessmen who never miss a trick in the exploitation of ‘religious’ festivals to make a buck.

Yes, I hate Christmas, just as I hate religion in all it’s forms, after all I have a brain perfectly adequate for carrying out rational thought and long ago decided that ancient superstition distilled and refined over centuries by corrupt, avaricious and often downright criminal religious leaders into systems for controlling the masses was something I wasn’t going to subscribe to in any way, shape or form.

Therefore I present this excellent essay in the hope that it stirs some rationality in the minds of those who still fall into the Christmas trap every year and causes at least some to realise just what a load of bullshit the entire concept of Jesus and his divine birth really is. Ian]

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by Revilo P. Oliver

THE HEBREW NAME which is vocalized as Yēhōshūa (=Joshua) and means “God is riches” (or, in more up-to-date English, “God is money”), was colloquially contracted (as our “William” is contracted to “Bill”), especially in the dialect of Aramaic, to Yēshūa, for which the Latin equivalent is Iēsūs, but in the general ignorance of the Roman decadence, when the Christian cult became popular, this was corrupted to, Jēsŭs, whence the English “Jesus.”

The name was extremely common among Jews. The more civilized ones replaced it with genuinely Greek or Roman names to affect participation in the culture of the time, much as Jews in this country often assume English names. Other individuals bearing that name could be distinguished from one another only by adding the name of the father or the place of origin, if either was known, and, obviously, even with such additions a great deal of confusion was possible and even likely.

There were quite a number of agitators named Jesus whose careers could have contributed elements to the various Christian legends. Among them:

(1) A Jewish rabble-rouser who adopted the Greek name, Chrestus, and whose real name may have been Jesus. He is mentioned by Suetonius, who tells us only that around A.D. 30 he incited Jewish outbreaks in Rome so serious that they had to be put down by troops. He may have escaped from Rome at that time to incite trouble elsewhere, possibly in Palestine. He is mentioned first because he would account for the fact that when the Christians first appear in history, around A.D. 112, they were known as Chrestiani, and it took them a century to get their name changed to the spelling now in use.

(2) Jesus, son of Ananias, who prophesied in A.D. 62 that the temple in Jerusalem would soon be destroyed. According to Josephus, the Sanhedrin tried to persuade the Roman procurator to crucify this Jesus, but the Roman thought him merely insane and so released him. He was eventually killed by the Romans during the siege of Jerusalem.

(3) A Jew from Egypt, name unknown but identified in the Talmud as Jesus of Nazareth, who tried to start an insurrection in Jerusalem by posing as a “prophet of God,” intending to pillage the city with a mob that he assembled on the Mount of Olives. According to Josephus, the Roman procurator naturally sent out the cavalry, killed four hundred of the crazed fanatics and captured two hundred more, dispersing the rest. The agitator naturally took care of his own skin, eluded pursuit, and high-tailed it back to Egypt. He must have been glib, if, as Josephus says, he acquired in Judaea a following of 30,000 before he made his foolish attempt to attack Jerusalem. His career would account for the odd association of the Christian hero with Egypt in many legends.

(4) Jesus, son of Sapphias, who started a revolt in Tiberias, where he burned the palace and massacred the Greek inhabitants. He escaped from the region, according to Josephus, who tells us no more.

(5) Jesus of Galilee, who went to Jerusalem with a private army of 600 men and tried to infiltrate the city, but was betrayed by one of his confederates, Jesus, son of Gamalas. Josephus does not tell us what happened to him, but if the Romans caught him, they probably sliced off his head or nailed him to a cross.

(6) The Jesus, son of Gamalas, just mentioned, who, although a Man of God according to Josephus, was assassinated by the Zealots while the Romans under Titus were besieging Jerusalem.

(7) A thaumaturgist [a “miracle worker”; that is, a magician who claims divine powers — Ed.] named Jesus (paternity unstated), who, according to Josephus, was called a messiah, attracted quite a following, and was crucified. The passage in Josephus’s Antiquitates is generally regarded as a Christian interpolation, on the grounds that a Jew would not speak well of a Christian messiah, but that argument is grossly anachronistic since it supposes a difference between Jews and “Christians” at a date when the “Christians” were just another one of the many sects of Jewish malcontents and fanatics in Palestine. According to Josephus, this man had a brother named Jacob (James), whom the Sanhedrin, putting something over in the interval between the departure of one procurator and the arrival of another, had stoned to death. If this group had a considerable popular following, Josephus may well have wanted to curry favor with that party of Jews. He wrote, for popular consumption by his fellow Jews, a version of his work in Aramaic, now lost but probably the basis of a Slavonic version in which it is said that this Jesus was the legitimate King of the Jews, but did not reign because he was crucified by the prosperous Jews, who feared that his projected revolt would fail and get them in trouble with the Romans. Of course, one cannot be sure of the authenticity of either passage.

(8) Quite a number of Jews who jostled others out of the post of High Priest and were later jostled out them­selves were named Jesus. One such, who assumed the Greek name of Jason, was thrown out by his brother, Onias, who called himself Menelaus. Jason-Jesus started riots to regain his holy office and may have been killed or executed. His brother, Menelaus, remained High Priest until his intrigues got him into trouble and he was seized and executed (mode of execution not stated) by Antiochus Epiphanes.

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Source: Instauration magazine, September 1979

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  1. Ramirez  December 30, 2016 at 12:37 am

    I speculated a while ago that Jesus(or whatever his name truly was ) was simply a benevolent King, the JFK of the Middle East, but with more power. Ralp Ellis recently did an interview saying similar albeit, he says Jesus was trying to take the throne of Rome. Not sure about that, but I think he is in the right area.

    We shall of course never know, but one can speculate and the best bet to my mind is he was perfectly human, but a powerful King who wanted the best. Perhaps Mumar Gaddafi would be another fine comparison.

    • Ramirez  December 30, 2016 at 12:43 am

      But yes I believe Jesus was from Judae aka The King of Gallalie. Wordsmiths might note the ‘lie’ part on the end, much like All-Lied or Al-lies. But that is merely coincidental.

      I like Christmas, but I am nominally Christian in terms of basic ethics so it stands to reason that I would casually partake in the Festive season. Christmas Eve is probably the best part though !

    • Ramirez  December 30, 2016 at 1:08 am

      Oh and seeing family ! That is great.

  2. Leno  December 28, 2016 at 11:59 am

    JESUS IS A NUMBER, NOT A HUMAN.

  3. Alois  December 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    “In his classic Facts are Facts, Jewish historian, researcher and scholar Benjamin Freedman writes:

    Jesus is referred as a so-called “Jew” for the first time in the New Testament in the 18th century. Jesus is first referred to as a so-called “Jew” in the revised 18th century editions in the English language of the 14th century first translations of the New Testament into English. The history of the origin of the word “Jew” in the English language leaves no doubt that the 18th century “Jew” is the 18th century contracted and corrupted English word for the 4th century Latin “Iudaeus” found in St. Jerome’s Vulgate Edition. Of that there is no longer doubt.”

    “The King James Authorized translation of the New Testament into English was begun in 1604 and first published in 1611. The word “Jew” did not appear in it either. The word “Jew” appeared in both these well known editions in their 18th century revised versions for the first times.”

    “every Jewish and all Gentile encyclopaedias affirm that barely any so-called Jew is an Israelite let alone Semitic. Note also that Judaism is Pharisaism based on the Talmud, which is the antithesis of pre-exilic Yahweh Torah or Yahwism”

    This means also that the; “Judea declares war on Germany” 1933 by the Jews was just a conspiracy. Judea was a geographical entity and did not exist as such 1933 as a nation of the Jews.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Martin Luther did not liked the Jews and is seen as an “Anti-Semite”. He translated in 1521 the bible in the German language and his slang defined the current German language. He called Juden “Juden”. And the court-jews, a firm term, became fashionable, when the Templars lost their power.

  4. Amelius  December 27, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I made a comment yesterday on this thread about atheism being the summit of ignorance, but it seems to have disappeared? The correction I made regarding that comment looks pretty strange without it.

  5. kaho  December 27, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Longshanks claims that Hebrew was not written before the Babylonian captivity, when he earlier today wrote « Before the Hebrews could not write. They learned it in Babylon … »
    Then how about this :
    http://phys.org/news/2010-01-ancient-hebrew-biblical-inscription-deciphered.html

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 5:16 am

      I read your link’s content. We know only 3 major “hebrew” kings, Saul, David and Salomo, and some unimportant warlords. The Wiki refers to 90 years of their reign, in biblic dimensions form 1010 to 927. In reality the history of the kingdom of Israel is already over after this period, funny isn’t it? Usually Israelian archeologists and historians are very reliable, often blamed and insulted by religious Jews. The evidence of this report is relatively very thin. We do not know this prof is right. In these 90 years of Isralian kingdoms they genocided 70 tribes according to their own scripture. So there can be many dead tribes from this scripture could be adapted. Salomo’s palace was never found, probably the palace was built with cedarwood from the Lebanon and probably not built by the hebrews. They were not able to do it.

  6. kaho  December 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Longshanks wrote : « the cow is a metapher to explain the milky way. Plseasem, do not be foolish »

    Thank you for the explanation, Longshanks !
    But to me it seems a bit «off the shelf». It belongs with the category of explaining myths as early attempts to understand astronomical phenomena. But myths also arise in other ways. In the old heathen Nordic myths, as expounded by Snorri Sturluson in the thirteenth century, astronomy plays only very minor role.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 4:53 am

      No Kaho. Check out the history. Snorri and his comrades were skaldes, story singers. As i remember Snorri became the first bishop of Iceland. The icelanders adapted officially Christianity to avoid the legal occupation by the Scandinavian kings. So Snorri and his comrades learned to write as Chuchguys. Nordic, Celtic or Germanic mythology is usually a narrating culture. The whole Edda (important parts are unfortunately lost) is a metapher to explain creation and history, and !, difficult to understand. It is diametrical to the Abrahamitic creation story, and much more complex than the bible or the quran. The memory of the Edda is much older than anything on the planet, much older than the memory of the Aborigines. The Edda refers minimum to 2 Cold Ages and describes the earth before anything could live on it (only fire and ice). You will not find anything like Mohammeds skimitar or any human miracle’s. The Edda explains who you are and the cosmic laws. The difference to science is that our forefathers recognised in their awareness the protagonists of natural law as besouled.

    • kaho  December 27, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      To Longshanks : Snorri wrote more than 200 years after Iceland became christianized. But he was not a cleric. To him we owe the prose Edda, that amounts to a textbook on the art of skaldic poetry. He is also very famous for his «Heimskringla» a chronologic account of the history of the kings of Norway, from mythic times down to his own. Snorri’s prose Edda is not the same work as the poetic Edda. Any way, it is in the prose Edda where the cow «Audhumla» is mentioned as the first living being. She literally «licked» the first man, whose name was «Buri» out of frosty stones. And with her milk she fed «Ymir», the first of giants, from whose body the present universe was built.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 28, 2016 at 3:22 am

      Kaho,
      you are right, i checked it. But the development in Iceland took time. No Italian habit/caftan wearer wanted to live in Iceland, so only Icelandic guys did the jobs of churchservice. Snorri was educated in theology. You can read that younger Edda scriptures are more influenced and infiltrated with Christian aspects. Ymir is the synonym of male energy, a metapher or symbol of materia. As in other shamanistic cultures, too, our forefathers recognised not only organic life, they were aware of anorganic “life”, too. The word being is a more precise term. From this shamanistic point of view, humans degenerate. Our early forefathers recieved everything of their surrounding as besouled. In the first step of degeneration, (antique mythology) the awarness was reduced to gang of gods, the second step of degeneration is monotheism, and the last, our current step is materialism/communism, the total loss of any awareness.

  7. Cosmodrome  December 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Isn’t it about time we started correcting/adjusting our nomenclature to known facts? When asked if Jesus was jewish I immediately think ashkenazi jews. Would it not better to call the ancient ME people (semitic) as Hebrews or Asiralites? I am aware that in the last century at least these distinctions have been blurred by persistent misinformation campaigns. Converts are falsely treated as bloodlines. The correction has to occur.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 4:33 am

      race is one thing. Another is the way of stamped thinking and of manipulated evaluating, which decides. Karl Marx said, the Europeans can do what they want, they are already infected with the jewish virus. (His concern is the dance around the golden carf. You find it in the Edda, too. The Ases are succumbed by the gold). Hitler answered, if there would have been no Jews on the planet, i must have invented them.

  8. Amelius  December 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Jesus was never referred to as a “Jew” until the 18th century. Ancient Hebrew/Israelites, were never referred to as “Jews” in ancient times. This is why the Jewish almanac tells us that, “strictly speaking, it is incorrect to refer to an ancient Hebrew or Israelite, as a Jew. Just as it is incorrect to refer to a contemporary Jew as a Hebrew or Israelite.” The universal Jewish encyclopedia tells us that the Jewish religion is based on the practices and traditions of the Pharisees, those who Jesus referred to as the “synagogue of satan” and “sons of their father, the devil.” This source also tells us that the most important piece of historical Judaic literature is the Talmud. Obviously, Jesus totally opposed the practices and traditions of the pharisees and therefore, opposed Judaism.

    • Amelius  December 26, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      The term Jew was invented to identify those who followed the practices and traditions of the Pharisees, as found in the Talmud. Those same practices and traditions that Jesus publicly rebuked whenever he was given the opportunity. The Jews needed Christians to believe that their lord and saviour was a Jew, to gain their unconditional support. And since it was Jews who owned and controlled the printing presses, they were able to plant this terrible misconception into the collective consciousness. So, no, Jesus was not a Jew and if one wants to argue that he was, then there is not a single Jew in existence today, because not one of them today are worthy of washing his feet.

    • Amelius  December 26, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Correction: “the odds of an amino acid happening by chance would be ‘1 in 10^260’. Mathematical impossibility is defined as ‘1 in 10^50’.”

    • kaho  December 26, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      «Jesus was never referred to as a “Jew” until the 18th century.»
      I have seen a similar statement before. I seems like something that is repeated on the internet here and there. When I saw it, I recalled the stories about Jesus and Pilate that we heard about in our school days, and so I went to look it up. I am also lucky enough to have learned a tiny bit of Greek in my younger days – just enough to be able to quote the Greek NT. Well, it turns out the statement is false. And it goes to show that one has to be careful with stuff that is floating around on the internet.

      Matthew 27, 37 : et inposuerunt super caput eius causam ipsius scriptam hic est Iesus rex Iudaeorum
      Greek : Οὗτός* ΕΣΤΙΝ ΙΗΣΟΥΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΙΟΥΔΑΙΩΝ
      ( I don’t know if the Greek characters will be correctly transmitted )
      With the corresponding Latin characters it reads : « IESOUS BASILEUS TON IOUDAION »
      The Greek word »basileos» mans king. These is the writing said to have been placed above Jesus’ head on the cross. The text shows that « Iudaei » (pl.) was used as an ethic marker during the governance of Pilate.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Amelius, you historical conclusion about the impact in the last 2 centuries is correct. Your failure in evaluating the term and the role of a Jesus as a Jew, is based in your underestimation of the intelligence of such a guy. Karl Marx wrote nothing about a Bolshevik dicatorship in the modern bible, The Capital. He promised a forthcoming paradise in the mortal world. The didactical command to subdue the planet is older than a Jesus, it is already written at the start of Genesis.

    • Amelius  December 27, 2016 at 10:45 am

      The term IOUDAION = Judean. This term was used to describe anyone who lived in Judea and had nothing to do with race or religion. There were Ioudaion (Judean) witches, warlocks, animals, etc. It’s no different than calling someone, or something, American. They could be black, white, brown, yellow, Christian, satanist, etc. And again, Judeans (IOUDAIONS) were never referred to as “Jews” in ancient times. Pilate wrote “king of the Judeans on the cross of Jesus to spite the Pharisees.

    • Amelius  December 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

      In the words of Israel Shahak, “According to Israeli law a person is considered ‘Jewish’ if either their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother were Jewesses by religion; or if the person was converted to Judaism in a way satisfactory to the Israeli authorities, and on condition that the person has not converted from Judaism to another religion, in which case Israel ceases to regard them as ‘Jewish’.”

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Amelius, this matriachal jewish law of birth is dedicated to the fact, that jewish men are commanded to desecrate non-jewish women.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Amelius, the term Judea became known after the kingdom of Israel was parted in a northern area (Kingdom sounds a little bit overdrawn) and a southern part. One was called Judea and the other Israel. Later on the Romans usually did not mention it, Israel or Palestine belonged to the Roman province Syria. To define the root word Judea apart from Jude, Jew, Juive, etc. is a little bit risky, don’t you think so? Even in the new testament the wording is determined to which tribe someone belongs, one of the 12 tribes of Israel or others. Herodes was dispised because he was not a jew.

    • Amelius  December 28, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Again, the term “Jew” was never used in ancient times….never. Not to describe the descendants of Judah, not to describe those who lived in
      Judaea, not for anything. The tribe of Judah were known as judahites. People who lived in Judaea were called Judaeans and today, the term Jew, represents neither judaeans, nor judahites. They are merely a bunch of Talmud thumping degenerates who suffer from intense delusions of grandeur. If you mother had converted to the Talmudic religion of Judaism before your birth, you are a Jew by default. Obviously, one cannot convert to the tribe of Judah, it’s a bloodline. Obviously, a Jew born in Poland is not a Judaean, he is Polish. Would a man born in Germany, who lived his whole life there, call himself an American? No. That would be ridiculous. Jews are niether the tribe of Judah, nor are they Judaeans. The bottom line is that Jesus could not have been a “Jew” because that word did not exist back then. It’s unlikely that Jesus even lived in Judaea, because the people of Judaea wanted to kill him, so he went to Galilee.

  9. Eddie Devere  December 26, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Several Jesus’s? Sure. But then before too long writers of the Talmud have obviously decided that one of them (probably no.3) or an amalgam of what a few of them represented were threats to rabbinic rule. In being what the Talmudists hate, that ‘myth’ obviously has some merit. I don’t like dissing ‘Jesus’ for that reason alone.

    Of course, the rebel – whoever he was (or they were) – gets made over very quickly by Saul/Paul. The masses are brought over to the new religion by co-opting many of their pagan rites and festivals. Is this as a means for better fighting the rabbinic enemy or is it as a way of undermining the rebellion? Whatever the original intention, with the Freemason Cabalist now in the position of Pope it is clear that the infiltrators have won.

    So those religious traditions we were brought up with in the West have been exposed, and all of us ‘enlightened’ ones turn to the science of our education. But damn! Turns out now that some of the major paradigms of modern science (Cosmology/Evolution) are likewise largely Freemasonic lies. Guess Longshanks focus on nature is the only one left. It has the benefit of not leaving all those billions of Chinese and Indians out who never happen to have heard of Galilee, let alone Jesus. But I’ve still got a soft spot for the rebel getting under the rabbinic skins.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 4:15 am

      Eddie, read about the Battle of Shimabara. The Japanese were smarter than we were, the Europeans. The Jesuits tried it in Japan.
      Paulus was a former Trotzky.

  10. US-First  December 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

    This question was posed to a Jewish writer in the NYT a few years ago:

    “Why would twelve men – the Apostles, after Pentecost, take to the paths, by-ways and hills of the Middle East to spread the word of peace and salvation through Christ even to the extent of sacrificing their own lives which they all did – bar John, to barbaric torture and death? For money? For self interest? Self glorification? Vainglory?”

    I just happen to be reading Philip Caraman’s – Life of Henry Garnett – about the Catholic counter-reformation to Henry VIII’s ruination of England’s religious past – to fill his coffers and satisfy his lust for an heir. The subsequent terror inflicted on Catholic citizens and clergy is a stark reminder of the state-sponsored ISIS butchery of today. These people and priests lived – and many in fact died for Christ whose birth I agree is now ruinously commercialized and his message all but forgotten – if ever even read.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 3:50 am

      The were recruiters, they recruited mercinaries for the Jehovah’s shilling. The needed head-choppers to fight the Roman Empire.

  11. Doubting_Thomas  December 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    According to both Edgar Cayce and Rudolph Steiner, Jeshua-ben-Joseph was an actual historic figure. He was born to an Essene family, raised within an Essene community, and traveled widely before commencing his public ministry at age 30. The Essenes were a Jewish sect but did study religion more broadly. (The Jewish historian Josephus does mention them. The Dead Sea scrolls belonged to one of their communities.) His primary mission was to overcome the prevalent tribalism of the period and teach the brotherhood of all man. The overly elaborate and legalistic commandments of the Jews were replaced by two: 1) Love god 2) Love your neighbor. That’s it.

    His early followers were Jewish. Christianity did not spin off as a separate religion until much later after the Romans destroyed the Second Temple when they sacked Jerusalem in 70 AD at the end of the Great Revolt.

    The Bible was written much later, selected from among existing texts, edited, translated, and copied by hand. It should not be taken literally.

    • Alois  December 26, 2016 at 4:03 am

      Rudolf Steiner’s book title is: “Das Christentum als mystische Tatsache” and in the book he writes that there is no historical (archaeologic) evidence found..even not by the crusaders who invaded Palestine.

      He created a story with two Jesus boys, the so called Nathan and Salomon line comparing to the family tree written in front of the Mathew and Luke Gospel.

      But the real thing is that both lines end with Joseph who was NOT the father. Means….there is NO bloodline going to Jesus.

      Rudolf Steiner’s story about the two Jesus boys might be somehow inspiring….but the death of the first one was actually much better described with the following story of John the baptist ….who was the first born…..and who lost the head (the first sign at the Zodiac is Aries..and symbolizes the head)…..the firstborn has to be sacrificed …like the first subject…which is the EGO. This whole story happens in the Human but as a theater it is staged in Palestine.

    • Alois  December 26, 2016 at 5:34 am

      The question which should be made is; Is the almighty God and the IS a Zionist creation?”

      And the Answer is: both are creations of the Zionist mind.

      Its high on time to see the divine again hidden in the Nature….but also hidden in the human nature.
      The “fruits” (children) from the tree of knowledge is the subject….the first one is the EGO (Cain) …the second born might be described as the higher self (Abel).

      Even Ezekiel narrated: “the Gods (plural) asked me: who goes for us (plural) ..who stands up for us? goodby monotheism!
      Means the Gods are totally helpless…they cannot even walk on Earth.

      So the whole story about an almighty God and the Idea of Monotheism is only a Zionist conspiracy camouflaged as a Religion… used to enslave all other Nations.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 3:47 am

      Alois, the moon moves giga-tonnes of water, the tide. We are made more than 80% of water, not a challenge for the moon, to move us. The female monthly period is defined by the moon, too. So, the moon is more powerful than you and i, even more powerful than the president of the United States.

  12. Jolanski  December 25, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    In regard to the Lord Jesus being Jewish, no, He was the Son of God.
    He was a spoken Word Creation in Mary’s womb, otherwise He could not have saved anyone, as He would have been, as we all are born in sin, shapen in iniquity and come into the world speaking lies.
    No human had anything to do with His Creation, and Mary was a chosen vessel, in incubator, used to deliver Him.
    So Jesus was definitely NOT Jewish, Gentile or anything else, He was the manifested Word of become flesh, the express Image of God, Who is Spirit.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Do you know someone Jesus saved? I know only people who were killed in his name. Where is your evidence? The Bible? Who wrote it? Jews.

    • rulez  December 26, 2016 at 4:22 am

      Edward Longshanks
      I testify that God saved me, and he even cured me many times, and I know many people he saved and cured, and done things that would make even hardest stone cry. And you don’t know me sir who I was and what I am now, but one thing about you and the man who wrote this article and the people who are quick to dismiss and trash things other people believe and you don’t, you are not wise for sure, because wise man will never talk about things he doesn’t know. And the thing about knowing something or being something to truly understand it is to be or to live that “something” to truly understand it. You can’t become a doctor by watching other doctors perform and cure. For you and for the man who wrote this article to disrespect something what you don’t truly understand because you never lived it is a sign of stupidity on your part not wisdom. And this man who wrote this article should know better because he spent his whole life learning about politics and history and writing and things he needed to learn to become a news writer he is today, so that he could write and explain world events to us so that we could understand it too. So Ian be a wise man and don’t put your self in situation that could come back later and bite you, because you don’t know what will tomorrow bring for you. Be who you are and judge only the things you truly know.

    • Ian Greenhalgh  December 26, 2016 at 4:35 am

      I genuinely feel sorry for those afflicted with religion, I truly think it is a form of mental illness, a delusional state that can probably be cured with the proper psychiatric care.

    • Khalid Talaat  December 26, 2016 at 5:27 am

      “He was a spoken Word Creation in Mary’s womb.” Amen my friend. All that is needed is the Word “Be” and it shall be. Jesus was sent as a mercy to mankind. Should that not be enough reverence to stop us here before we corrupt it with the methology of trinity. Peace.

    • Khalid Talaat  December 26, 2016 at 5:38 am

      Dr. Ian,”afflicted with mental illness” a little harsh, maybe? Just because we have bad physicians does not mean the practice of medicine should be abandoned. Stay with the message and not the practitioner. Get an inner life Ian. Everyone needs inner guidance from the Soure, from which you come and which you shall return. That goes for you too Edward. Peace to one and all.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 3:39 am

      I assume, Mr. Greenhalgh’s and my opinion are similar in the evaluation of religions. I assume Mr. Greenhalgh and i do not sit in the same boat concerning spirituality. I am not an atheist.
      And Mr. Talaat, war is guaranteed, if we would follow an Abrahamitic religion. The followers of Abraham tortured and poisened the planet for more than 2000 years, enough is enough. Mr. Greenhalgh is right, to fight religions with arguments and publishing as long he can take a breath.

  13. Alois  December 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    My very best hope and wishes goes to Michael T. Flynn who had the courage to describe the Islam not as a Religion but an Ideology.

    But this Ideology of an almighty God and the holy war comes very clear out of Judaism. Even Christianity used this ideology to conquer and enslave the world. Instead to celebrate the divine in the nature we have holy days and cut the trees for this nonsense.

    A Swiss journalist went to a desert valley in Nepal near a Buddhist convent with the Abbot. The monk told him: you have to imagine this valley as a green forest. The journalist asked: why it is gone now? The monk answered: we had built our Temples with this wood.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Humans create. The world tree is no faith. Shamanism or Buddhism are no religions, they are a Weltanschauung, how to watch the Weltenall, the universe. The sense of our existance is awareness, we are a part of the universe, the nerves of awareness. The universe would not make any sense, if it would be not able to become aware of itself.
      Religions are politics, nothing else, of course, limited to the low instinct to reflect our ego as imaginated divine….a jew and desert bandit created the universe, the most miserable joke in human history.

    • Khalid Talaat  December 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Pesce Alois… I thought this was an article about Jesus and Christianity. Please read something about Islam from a Muslim scholar, instead of some “courageous” yet ignorant of the subject person. Try to look at Islam from a fresh perspective instead of the perspective of a crisis of confidence as found in Chritianity today. Islam is about surrendering the ever inflatable ego in return for divine reason. Is there a divine? That is what Islam answers with reason when after 600 years of Christianity, it forgot to remember that the divine is only One. One is a description not a number. Again, follow the message before you judge it by the messenger. Islam is a curriculum of life, down to prohibiting the harming of little creatures. Why, because the Divine never creates anything without good Divine reason. I invite you to bring your best reason and courage and study the subject, if you prefer your own conclusio. The messages of Islam and Christianity are from the same source thus very similar. Now as far as practitioners of both religions, there are the good and the ugly. After all is said, faith is a gift, that is why atheists get so angry.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 27, 2016 at 3:24 am

      Mr. Talaat,
      as Christianity and Jewishness, Islam defines itself via the disbelievers, the enemy, as usual. I still wait for a debate about that, VT has a capacity in Islamic matters.
      I have no idea about the Quran in English, i read it in German. And i remember easily the famous Sura: “Ihr verehret nicht das, was wir verehren…..” (should mean: You do not worship, what we worship…). This is already enough to identify the Islam. Thank you, next one.

    • Alois  December 27, 2016 at 4:08 am

      @ Khalid Talaat, any Nation and any Tribe has the right to invent their own rules and law to organize the relations inside this nation and toward other nations. The monotheistic hordes and their use of mercenaries to invade and brutally destroy other Nations has nothing to do with “Religion”.Why are you not happy to prise your god in your little chamber? Why you think all others must follow your order?

  14. Alois  December 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Revilo P. Oliver might go into history as the Revolver (with eight chambers)- Writer.

    All shoots went into the blue

    As the new testament was written in Aramaic and Greek language any translation of names back into Hebrew has to be in the context of the old Testament. Jeshua was a very common name in the OT and means “the cry for salvation” and in no way “god is riches”.

    The reason why this name Jesus or Jeshua was used is to say that in any common person this cry for salvation is in existence…even the birthplace of Jesus is called Bethlehem…literally means “dwelling in the flesh”.

    The theater of this whole Story is in the Human. Its a brotherfight from the beginning to the end…Kain – Abel, Esau – Jacob, John the baptist – Jesus.
    This compagnion is inside your self….and for sure he is not a Jew unless you make a mental circumcision.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Alois,
      this might be or might be not. The whole bible is a faked copy. The originals were made by people with culture, so Jews are automatically excluded.

    • Alois  December 26, 2016 at 2:31 am

      Edward, if the whole bible is a faked copy..then there must be an original! What you have to consider is that the Hebrew language is not created by the Jews. They are not even mentioned in the old Testament!

      The Phoenicians are the founder of the Hebrew language and the Habirus (Hebrews) mentioned in the Amarna Letters where tribes who also used that language. The Habirus attacked the vassal kingdoms of that region which was still a part of Egypt around 1200 BC.

      The Tragedy of today is that most people believe that everything written in the bible is history.
      Its not
      Its Mythology, though beautiful and very mysterious.

      Its the ideological fight between the polytheistic world view and the uprising Alphabet (Google is now a part of Alphabet)
      The idea of an almighty god and the monotheism is a later addition when the desert bandits used this ideology as a war strategy to legitimize their crimes.
      But how can God be almighty when even in the Genesis he is not able to see where Adam (the Human) is hidden?

      Most of the old Testament became a Zionist fairytale, a racist ideology where only an artificial tribe demands the world and has the right to destroys all others who do resist this strategy.

      While the writers of the new Testament intended to destroy this ideology unfortunately the Christian movement became Zionist as it try to find archaeological evidence. But not one single fiber of evidence was found there.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 26, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Greetings Alois,
      The Hebrew literature started with with the destruction of the first temple and the Babylonian captivity. Before the Hebrews could not write. They learned it in Babylon, they could not build a temple, too, the first was built by a philistrian, means in reality a phoenician. The Torah content is mainly taken from Sumer/Babylonian history and mythology, read the Gilgamesh-epos. The age of the written Torah is not as old as most people think. You find money in the scriptures. Money was established by the seapeople, later on called phoenicians, the only culture able to sail the high mediterrean sea, after Crete became a victim of a tsunami. Still the Romans called money pecunia, which comes from pecus (=cattle), cattles were the currency before money was established around 700 ante 0. The Phoenicians developed it, because cattle was difficult to transport at the high sea. The history of the seapeople and the phoenicians is heavily debated, because political correctness is impacting it.

  15. JohnZ  December 25, 2016 at 11:33 am

    D.M. Murdoch aka Acharya S, who passed away this time last year spent her adult life in research of the Judaic religion. Her academia is unimpeachable. she could read Greek and knew a great deal concerning the religious beliefs of past societies and how many of those beliefs and mythology have been incorporated into Judaism and Christianity.
    Her website “Truth Be Known” continues to be maintained. I suspect she knew more about the judaic religions than most Rabbis, preachers and ministers.
    so now this leads us to another question: just what is the Vatican hiding within its vast archives? What are they concealing from the world?
    Religion is a scam. It has been and will continue to be nothing more than a device for control over others, and as history has taught us one thing, is that through the use of religion and those who are its priests, people can be persuaded to do anything, even the most horrific acts of inhumanity towards others simply because their religion gave them the right to do so.
    The history of Christianity in Europe violent and bloody as it was before the advent of Christianity was no better after.In all aspects, it was worse, much worse.With religion almost anything, no matter how repulsive or ludicrous, can be done in its name and for the most part rationalized and even celebrated.

    • davor  December 25, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      If all religion is a scam then any sovereign state in the world is even more so of a scam because it became combining religion and language with the worship of a certain territory. If all religion is a scam then today USA is first to be dismembered into particles and constitution ripped apart. Through religion besides the horrific acts of inhumanity you mention there can also be done incredible acts of humanity, only they rarely make the headlines on msm or history books. Worshiping territory and land is the worst, most murderous religion of all.

  16. wjabbe  December 25, 2016 at 11:33 am

    While the Constitution protects one’s right to believe anything especially any religious dogma, where is it written that religious organizations must not be taxed? This has been a terrible foolish mistake and likely won’t be changed soon. Our national debt could easily be wiped off the books if we taxed these churches which are nothing but big business, mostly corrupt ones beginning with the secret criminal enterprise Catholic Church based in Italy and many others. These church businesses own some of the most expensive real estate in most cities of America. The Catholic Church has been using money donated for church purposes to get priests and bishops out of criminal charges for abusing kids. The whole thing is totally sickening.

    • JohnZ  December 25, 2016 at 11:46 am

      I agree wholeheartedly. In America, religion is a business. In some churches you can’t even join unless you’re wealthy. Yes, the property some of these churches own is beyond the pale: amusement parks, colleges, apartment complexes and probably a few titty bars in with the mix.
      That some of these frauds are living it up with the money sent into them by foolish and ignorant people really burns me up. Mansions, private jets, yachts, luxury cars, expensive jewelry…..man those people sure know how to live it up.
      Time to end that practice of not taxing these churches, after all they are getting money from the government: Faith based subsidies.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Dear wjabbe, dear John,
      Churches have the power to enforce it. The US is peanuts in comparison to the role of major churches in Germany. They are a evil communist states in the state, with an own law for annual reporting and own labour regulations, the oldest mafia gang on the planet. And there are no differences between different kind of churches, it is all the same shit.

  17. davor  December 25, 2016 at 9:35 am

    If someone calls concept of divine birth a “bullshit” then that is very low level of argumentation and a pathetic one and I don’t want to argue on such basis. No thorough Christian teaching denies the existence and the coding of DNA and the consistence of the smallest particles of matter and core, and no thorough science denies the possibility of divine birth, or otherwise in different forms of life partenogenesis, or any of the miraculous aspects occured in the Bible. Religion and science are some of very different approaches to understanding the world around us, but they ask often same questions and make same inquiries. Many of people including VT staff and readership and myself I am sure are often frustrated with some scientific aspects and also religious aspects and their argumentation. I have no doubt as well that all of the most prominent scientists and most prominent saints and most prominent thinkers and intelligentsia are frustrated by these issues on a daily basis.

    • JohnZ  December 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

      You’ve never met a creationist? Here in America, there are millions who have fallen for one of the most whacked out religious dogma, that the earth is only 6000 years old and humans and dinosaurs both walked the earth at the same time. My grandmother was a Seventh Day Adventist and believed that bull shit without question. There are even creation museums that promote this crap. They even want it taught in schools. Talk about a real bull shit story ….holy shit!
      Suffice to say most of these ignorant gullible brain dead morons also believe in and support the idea of nuclear Armageddon and another con job….the Rapture.

    • kaho  December 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      I find that atheists are often very sure of themselves and their opinions – and that’s why they are a lot of fun to listen to. They have a certain «tertia non datur» air about them. Creation Science? They are just trying to «fix» the Bible (Genesis) by adding in certain pseudo-scientific ideas. No, then you’d better go to Ricard Dawkins. He is the real deal.

      The Vikings believed that at the beginnings of all things was a cow – a cow called «Audhumla», and she was no ordinary cow. And why not ? Also take a look at Gamow’s «Creation of the Universe». The point is that something was there, and we do not understand it.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Greetings davor,
      it is your decision to make a little jewish rabbi your God and Master.
      But you have no evidence of a divine birth, your decision is a human decision and so a human birth.
      I, Sir, have the divine evidence on my side, the Allmight, the Weltall (all worlds, the universe), but the point is, that this divine force is not dependent to our wishes and doings, only in this understanding the term divine becomes divine.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Kaho,
      the cow is a metapher to explain the milky way. Plseasem, do not be foolish.

  18. davor  December 25, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I agree for the most of the foreword. Christmas has indeed become a consumerist ritual there is very little to argue about it. And not just Christmas, most of religious festivities. It has also become a trick for alcoholics and a capitalist trap for making more money, very little to argue about it. And religion was a business trap for many even in Jesus’s time on Earth, and for some or many it never ceased to be. Though is it a result of hijacked religion(s)? Is it a result of more or less involvement of religious structures in the public life? Why are these hierarchies of the religion not bothered by naming business and military structures around them, and calling them out? Is this a job for laicists and atheists?

    • guibus  December 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      So as Christmas, like many other religious things, is under constant attack from caballistic khazar fake jews in their plan to enslave the world, you want to kill Christmas and christianity itself ? Even though it has a pagan origin, the important thing is its symbolic value, a share of common christian values of love, compassion, kindness, which is the very meaning of what we call ‘religion’. So that now religious structures have been almost corrupted by this false khazarian free-masonic cult, you draw an equivalence between a genuine religion of love, and its destructor ? Must be crazy !

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      All Church holy days are copied to misuse them to control, to manipulate. Watch the stars, they are equal to us, we are made of stardust.

  19. Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Thanks to Mr. Greenhalgh and Mr. Oliver. This is an article straight to my heart. I must still laugh. And i learned, I knew only about 3 of 4 terrorists/head-choppers called Jesus, and number 7 said too often the word Jehovah, Jehovah, Jehovah….. I would like to refer to comedy or political cabaret or simple jokes. Everyone is able to use the spiritual evidence of laughter. The joking mind is the overdrawn reality, even after 70 generations. So, i tend to follow Monty Python in the Life of Brian, Brian’s father was a Roman centurio and Jesus father might have been a Greek mercinary, Empires always care for their soldiers with brothels even in Judea. And in the conclusion everbody knows now, why it is so difficult to laugh about Holocaust-jokes. You, Mr. Greenhalgh, underestimate the power of the DNA. If the DNA contents the information about our shape, moves and character, why the DNA should not be able to save awareness and a kind of knowledge as a hard-disc? I celebrated the real holy night with comrades from 21st to 22nd of december, with a big midwinter bonfire to celebrate the light (of the sun), two lads high. It shows us the way in the death of the sun and her resurrection on 25th, when the Raunächte are starting till 5th of January. In our ceremony we burn a candle light for the dead and fallen, one for the present living, and one for the children and our future followers. We have a tree as a symbol of the world tree.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 8:49 am

      There are no presents, we dring Mead in a drinking horn, which circulates. The tradition of presents is a remain of the past, when the rich in a village supported the poor with supplies, because most times the poor had not enough provisions for the winter. The heathen Weltanschauung is based on real facts and its memory of the cold ages on the northern hemissphere. The facts are simple, we are mortal, our life is a window in time. All life is spended by the light of the sun, we count our lifetime in orbits around the sun. We sleep according to the mother earth orbit, she, in escort of the moon, who stabilises the earth, protect us. The earth is protected by the planet Jupiter with his extraordinary gravity. The moon regulates the women. And who we are to deny those superhuman divine and powerful beings that they are not besouled? We are determined by them and not by the holy sandal in the life of Brian or his owner, a jewish terrorist in Judea. Unfortunately i cannot post a photo of the midwinternight fire, i have no public webspace. A happy consecration-night to you with the wish that your way is always enlightened even in deep darkness.

    • JohnZ  December 25, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Are you with the People’s Front of Judea or the Judean People’s Front?
      Jehova, Jehova, Jehova
      Edward, Indeed yea, the entire Yuletide concept is a much older celebration than most believe believe.

    • roger  December 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Gretings Edward, I don’t know if you’re interested but, anyway I wish you a Merry Christmas as well as to those that at least have consideration toward believers . When there is no Faith its useless to get into a never ending argument. Jesus told us: Whover is not with me is against me, whoever does not gather with me scatters.
      Hardly could be understood, that History past, present and next days are marked by the interaction between the people of Israel and gentiles, its like History’s ADN. The fact that we, at VT keep dwelling with Jews-Israel means that right or wrong, they play a central role in Mankind times, it doesn’t matter if present Jews have a Khazarian background., are Donmeth converted, or Ethipian Falasha specimen, Jews mingled with many people but kept tradition, a core masonic teaching an adaptable, weaponable and talmudic Old Testament opening the road to the goal of crowning the Jewish King of the Earth. as a mean to that end, division, fracturing, desbelief, agnosticism, atheism, “schism, heresy, pseudo science and Hollywood permanganate were all encouraged as it were tools to the gentile infighting and at the same time getting closer to designated targets which perhaps, makes Ian resent Christmas.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      @John,
      as in good Jewish tradition i support both 🙂
      @roger
      The wording Christ, holy etc. is very old, thousends of years older than a communist rebel rabbi in Judea. So what Jesus said is of no importance, the major phrase of him, i like, is, “your speech shall be….yes, yes or no, no”, because i have difficulties with this good advice. Faith is of no importance. Faith means not to know, and not to know means shut the mouth. In contrary, i do not support atheists or the incomplete and poor ratio of human scientists. The point is, that Abrahamitic religions kill any real spirituality and awareness. The atheist universe explaining scientists are several thousend years behind shamanism to achieve the same insight, ridiculous.

  20. tonto  December 25, 2016 at 7:25 am

    I agree wholeheartedly with the preface to the article…

  21. mijj  December 25, 2016 at 5:23 am

    there tends to be far too much fixation on the did-he didn’t-he really exist and .. what were his shoe and hat sizes so we can worship those shoe and hat sizes. The real essence was the message. Ie. i reckon an atheist could call herself a Christian. It’s not about “believing” or “having faith” in some mystical being, (That’s a tool for power hungry churches to possess souls) it’s about messges relating to moral behaviour.

    • Edward Longshanks  December 25, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Greetings mijj,
      your mentioned behaviour is determined by bigottry. The moral demand is superhuman, means inhuman. We cannot be justified to that demand, but we always try, and in the frequent case of failure we blame the “others”, instead to wear responsability for what we are doing.

    • JohnZ  December 25, 2016 at 9:31 am

      It’s also a tool by power hungry churches to possess money.

    • JohnZ  December 26, 2016 at 6:17 am

      Since when does one religion have it over others as far as moral behavior?
      Is it entirely possible to instruct moral behavior without the addition of religion?
      I say yes. I also view religion as being anathema to moral behavior. There are millions of “Christians” in America with a hard on for Armageddon, who want to murder every last Muslim and hang every gay and lesbian. There are millions of “Christians” in America who support Israel and its racist, apartheid policies.
      There are millions of “Christians” in America who eagerly support one war after another in the middle east.
      Just remember what the entire European continent went through with its ravaging religious wars. Witch craft and heresy trials and executions.
      And don’t get me started on the Catholic Church.
      No I don’t believe religion can teach moral behavior as it appears that religion sets some pretty bad examples of moral behavior.

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