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Who Really was Jesus? Rabbi Ba’al Shiva

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Muslims claim that Jesus was a Muslim even though he drank wine.  Also the quran tells Muslims not to take Jews or Christians as friends and to crucify Christians.  My views on the Christ are not conventional by any stretch of the imagination.  An acquaintance of mine made a documentary on the Lord known as the the Caesar’s Messiah.

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http://www.caesarsmessiah.com/

His premise is that Jesus didn’t actually exist and that he was actually a literary coup benchmarking the Jewish typology.  If that was the case it was the most brilliant mass manipulation since Moses.  But I have a slightly different perspective.  Many people point to the fact that Josephus didn’t mention Jesus and that any reference to him was a spurious retro insertion.  But many overlook the fact that Josephus was a Samaritan and Jesus was overtly biased against Samaritans.  Observe:

Josephan scholarship in the 19th and early 20th century became focused on Josephus’ relationship to the sect of thePharisees[citation needed]. It consistently portrayed him as a member of the sect, and as a traitor to the Jewish nation—a view which became known as the classical concept of Josephus.[20]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus#Josephus_scholarship

In response Vespasian decided to keep Josephus as a hostage and interpreter. After Vespasian did become Emperor in 69, he granted Josephus his freedom, at which time Josephus assumed the emperor’s family name of Flavius.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus#Josephus_scholarship

Josephus was a Pharisee and the Pharisees were Samaritans.  Jesus debated them relentlessly calling them offspring of vipers.

“These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.”  Matt 10:5

But what of the account of the Good Samaritan?  Well, the disciples knew very well how Jesus felt about Samaritans, so when they asked him “Who is my brother?”  because Jesus was trying to teach them a philosophical brother hood, a philoish.

Philia (/ˈfɪljə/ or /ˈfɪliə/; Ancient Greek: φιλία), often translated “brotherly love“, is one of the four ancient Greek words for love: philia, storge, agape and eros.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philia

The Good Samaritan was the exception to the rule, not the rule, the exception proves the rule BECAUSE it is an exception.  If a Samaritan acted like that he would be your brother, notice that in the parable Jesus also uses a Pharisee as an example of what a person who is not your brother would do.  The adherents to the law code of Abraham, not that of Moses and not that of Jesus.

THE SATANIC CHRIST

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”  Revelation 22:16

Lucifer (/ˈlsɪfər/ or /ˈljsɪfər/) is the King James Version rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל in Isaiah14:12.[1] This word, transliterated hêlêl[1] or heylel,[2] occurs only once in the Hebrew Bible[1] and according to the KJV-influenced Strong’s Concordance means “shining one, morning star, Lucifer”.[2] The word Lucifer is taken from the LatinVulgate,[3] which translates הֵילֵל as lucifer,[Isa 14:12][4][5] meaning “the morning star, the planetVenus“, or, as an adjective, “light-bringing”.[6] TheSeptuagint renders הֵילֵל in Greek as ἑωσφόρος[7][8][9][10][11] (heōsphoros),[12][13][14] a name, literally “bringer of dawn”, for the morning star.[15]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer

Jesus was claiming to be lucifer.  Not only that, behold:

5Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? 6I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. 7If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’a you would not have condemned the innocent. 8For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”  Matt: 12

Jesus wasn’t claiming to be the lord of the sabbath so much as he was claiming to be the god of death.  Pythagorus name means I am the Python, snakes are chthonic figures, synonymous with death.  The Jews helenized and absorbed the Greek culture, Jesus, the carpenter was part of a Pythagorean math cult, he even makes reference to the “cornerstone that the rejected” to this day that is a Freemasonic reference.  The Freemasons claim their origins were Pythagorean math cults.

The word Shiva comes from the Hebrew word shiv’ah, which literally means “seven”. The tradition was developed in response to the story in Genesis 50:1-14 in which Joseph mourns the death of his father Jacob (Israel) for seven days.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_(Judaism)#Etymology

The Sabbath is Saturday, Sabado, the Seventh day, lol.  Jesus was saying that he was Shiva, the god of death.

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“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’  http://biblehub.com/luke/7-34.htm

Can anybody think of a religion today that forbids drinking alcohol?  Muslims.  Abrahamic law covenant.  Ask yourself this question, Why did Jesus turn water into wine?  The signature miracle of the cult of Bacchus?

The Bacchanalia were Roman festivals of Bacchus, based on various ecstatic elements of the Greek Dionysia. They seem to have been popular, and well-organised, throughout the central and southern Italian peninsula. They were almost certainly associated with Rome’s native cult of Liber, and probably arrived in Rome itself around 200 BC but like all mystery religions of the ancient world, very little is known of their rites.

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I want you to meditate on the nature of the early initiations of secret societies, many being held in caves and the allegory of plato’s cave and what that has to do with modern media.  If you can control what people see and hear, you can control what they think and do.  Philosopher kings, Guardians, Slaves.  Which are you?  Do you think for yourself?

24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”

25Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Matt 12

I have mentioned this before, that Jesus didn’t specifically deny that he was casting out demons by the power of Beelzebub and instead makes a reference to the temple of Solomon who built gods temple using sorcery.  But I am bringing this up again for a different reason.

n the Testament of Solomon, Beelzebul (not Beelzebub) appears as prince of the demons and says (6.2) that he was formerly a leading heavenly angel who was (6.7) associated with the star Hesperus (which is the normal Greek name for the planet Venus (Αφροδíτη) as evening star). Seemingly, Beelzebul here is simplyLucifer.   Beelzebul claims to cause destruction through tyrants, to cause demons to be worshipped among men, to excite priests to lust, to cause jealousies in cities and murders, and to bring on war.  The Testament of Solomon is a Hellenistic[disambiguation needed] Old Testament pseudepigraphical work, purportedly written by KingSolomon, in which Solomon mostly describes particular demons whom he enslaved to help build the temple, with substantial Christian interpolations.[12][13]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beelzebub

Rabbinical literature commentary equates Baal Zebub of Ekron as lord of the “fly.”The word Ba‘al Zebûb in rabbinical texts is a mockery of the Ba’al religion, which ancient Hebrews considered to be idol worship.[21]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beelzebub#Judaism

I want you to remind yourself that Socrates exposed the “pretenders to wisdom”  and he was known as the gadfly.  He was also an initiate of the Pythagorean math cults.

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IN CONCLUSION

This transformation or humanization of the Satyr appears throughout late Greek art. Another example of this shift occurs in the portrayal of Medusa and in that of the Amazon, characters who are traditionally depicted as barbaric and uncivilized. A very humanized Satyr is depicted in a work of Praxiteles known as the “Resting Satyr“.

Greek spirits [non-classical] known as Calicantsars have a noticeable resemblance to the ancient satyrs; they have goats’ ears and the feet of donkeys or goats or horses, are covered with hair, and love women and the dance.

Dancing satyr on a sardonyxintaglioholding a thyrsus in his left hand and akantharos in the right hand. On the right arm, the skin of a panther (pardalis). 1st century BC or beginning of 1st century.

Although they are not mentioned by Homer, in a fragment of Hesiod‘s works they are called brothers of the mountain nymphs and Kuretes, strongly connected with the cult of Dionysus. In the Dionysus cult, male followers are known as satyrs and female followers as maenads or bacchants.

I want you to contemplate this for an instant. What if in ancient Greece, on Saturday, everybody went to the theater and got drunk and acted stupid and went home and had sex, sometimes with their wives.  When the Pharisees accused Jesus of “casting out demons” what did that mean?  Atheists hear a phrase like “casting out demons” and they scoff, that is so humorous to them.  They lose interest, but, they don’t understand the perspective of the person expressing themselves in that fashion.  Something you probably didn’t know because of your obvious lack of interest in any form of religious language.

Some have offered an explanation suggesting that people once held the folk belief that a person’s soul could be thrown from their body when they sneezed,[9] that sneezing otherwise opened the body to invasion by the Devil or evil spirits,[10][11] or that sneezing was the body’s effort to force out an invading evil presence.[9] In these cases, “God bless you” or “bless you” is used as a sort of shield against evil.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_bless_you

So when the Persian/Samaritan/Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of beelzebub, contemplate for a moment that they might have been referring to laughter…

ISLAM prohibits sinful speech that intends to cause harm to other human beings. It also prohibits excessive laughter or extreme humor.  http://www.arabnews.com/news/454234

Laughter, fun, and joking are permissible in Islam provided guidelines from Quran and Hadith are followed. For humour to be in accordance with Islam, the joke should not insult anyone, should not frighten anyone, should be within the limits of Islamic tolerance, should tell the truth, should not be offensive, should not contain unIslamic material or promote immorality and indecency.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_humour#Islamic_sources_on_humour

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I AM GOING TO LEAVE YOU WITH THIS…

You Are of Your Father the Devil

39 They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, 40 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. 41 You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” 42 Jesus said to them,“If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. 43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”

JOHN 8

Drops microphone, walks off stage…

A Priori and Plato’s Philosophy

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The terms a priori  used in philosophy (epistemology) to distinguish two types of knowledge, justification, or argument:

  • A priori knowledge or justification is independent of experience (for example “All bachelors are unmarried”). Galen Strawson has stated that an a priori argument is one in which “you can see that it is true just lying on your couch. You don’t have to get up off your couch and go outside and examine the way things are in the physical world. You don’t have to do any science.”;[1]
Now, the interesting question is how do we know that A = A?  If they are exactly identical then they are the same, their is only one A.  So their must be a granting of equivalent value between A and A.  How do we arrive at that?  In science the definition of the word is equal to the word itself.
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Here is what i believe to be a correct reduction to Plato’s allegory of the cave.  The golden a represents the uncorrupted form of the celestial “A”  the quintessential A.  The one enslaved by ignorance can’t directly behold the celestial A, because as long as one is ignorant there is no freedom.  All he knows is the shadow of the letter A cast on the wall, the corrupt, perverted, distorted form, the shadow of its actual self, a pale distorted reflection.
Plato is also called the father of religion, as the Hindus he believed that their was a causal world in which all the uncorrupted forms existed.  And every form in this world is a copy of the original.  Aristotle believed that material existence is all that is real and our ideas are outcropping of our experiences here.  He didn’t believe that there was a world of Idea and man descended from it as did Plato.
“men die, but man is immortal.”  ~Plato
I am sure I butchered the quote and it is paraphrased, I couldn’t find the original online, but the idea he is conveying is that while the individual reflections cease to exist the idea continues and the idea, having a subtle existence lasts longer than the actual physical object.
“Philosophy will not die with Plato.”  ~Aristotle
Aristotle was arrogantly suggesting that he was the better philosopher than his teacher.  I feel that an aspect of philosophy did die with Plato as his disciples were afraid.  Aristotle, the father of science threw out anything that could not be proven in the realm of existence, refusing to entertain things that could be conceived of in the realm of thought.  To a certain extent it was an act of theft.
“Epiphenomenalism is the theory in philosophy of mind that mental phenomena are caused by physical processes in the brain or that both are effects of a common cause, as opposed to mental phenomena driving the physical mechanics of the brain. The impression that thoughts, feelings, or sensations cause physical effects, is therefore to be understood as illusory to some extent. For example, it is not the feeling of fear that produces an increase in heart beat, both are symptomatic of a common physiological origin, possibly in response to a legitimate external threat.[1]” ~wikipedia
We lost, in the losing of Plato’s perspective, the art of unlocking the genius behind each child.  He tolerated Aristotle for this reason:
“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” 
― Plato
And what we lost in our educational system was this:
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
― Plato
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Deconstructing Plato’s Cave

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The species binomial Homo sapiens was coined by Carl Linnaeus in his 18th century work Systema Naturae, and he himself is the lectotype specimen.[16] The generic name Homois a learned 18th century derivation from Latin homō “man”, ultimately “earthly being” (Old Latin hemō, a cognate to Old English guma “man”, from PIE dʰǵʰemon-, meaning “earth” or “ground”).[17] The species-name sapiens means “wise” or “sapient”. Note that the Latin word homo refers to humans of either gender, and that sapiens is the singular form (while there is no word sapien).   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human#Etymology_and_definition

Ponder this, people are not born wise, which means that the majority of people never evolve to the point of being human.  Plato is essentially describing the philosopher king.  The person who can perceive the forms of the good, or the forms of god, with his mind’s eye.  What the average person sees is the shadow because they don’t understand the uncorrupted form of the good.  Just as the high priest of the cult of the Augure’s does not create the law, the law is real and pre-existent and immutable, the high priest merely explains the law.  He is under the law and subject to it.

The Ideas, or the idols are those monads or mints of the original forms of the good.  Remember the 3 castes that Plato recommended, the philosopher kings (rulers, sattvic guna), the Guardians (police, military, raja guna), and the slaves (tamas guna, servants).  This corresponds with the Indian concept of Moksha or freedom, as long as their is ignorance their is no freedom.  The Causal world is the world of the forms.  Everything in our world is a duplicate of the causal world, a shadow.

It is the philosopher king that can see where things went wrong, and remedy the problem, and get everything back to good.  Other people don’t know why they are doing what they are doing or the consequences that are going to come from their actions.  Notice a congruence with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  You are not free until you understand, and until you understand you will continue to create karma for yourself.  All action requires the karmic debt of understanding that is why there are natural consequences.  To remove consequences is evil and stupid because then their is no learning.

Below is a video by Okko Behrands the foremost expert on Roman law and where it came from, I notice a congruence between all of the other philosophies that is not easily explained away.  This is where the very concept of authority came from.  All valid western structures of authority follow this original ancient conception.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_k7lFYd4PE

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http://blissofhinduism.wordpress.com/tag/causal-body-hinduism/

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