Here's what I've read a little about, and if anyone wants me to expound on any specific point, I will try to, with sources, but now I'll (try! to)
make a summary of what I think is the most logical Jesus theory:
Firstly, Jesus is not the Son of God. Jesus, as king/ruler/pharoah, is like all others of his kind, bestowed this position by inheritence - once
someone takes the title of king/pharoah/ruler, they are said to be the conduit to God, the Son of God - all pharoahs were the Sons of God, Jesus is no
different, it's just Jesus' status as 'son of God' has been taken literally, purposefully, to establish Christianity as another allegorical system
Jesus is of the bloodline of the Biblical patriarchs (Abraham etc) - these patriachs were the Hyksos pharoahs of Lower (North) Egypt, and their
teachings are two tiered - Allegorical - the allegory is taught to the masses as fact, the allegories true meaning is known only to innitiates.
This line are privy to the true teachings of these allegories, which are, in part it seems, concerned with Solar procession - the Sun's journey
through the zodiac.
The Egyptians worshipped the Bull, the star-sign Taurus, and when the Sun progressed from rising in that sign to Aries, Moses and Ahkenaton (theories
of which include being the same person, or brothers) - tried to establish a new monotheism in Egypt for this new era.
Jesus as the sacrifical lamb (Aries) of God is a figure of rebirth to signify the end of the age of Aries and the beginning of the age of Pisces -
thus Christianity uses the symbol of a fish.
Jesus' lifestory as told in the Bible can be read as a solar allegory -
This bloodline continues today - and this theory is related very well in The Holy Blood & The Holy Grail, which I'm currently plowing through myself
at the moment. Most people will be aware that this book was an inspiration for the Da Vinci Code, which I have not read, as what I know of it, seems
like a large red-herring. Allegorical paintings and such is all neither here nor there. Yes, they may be hinting at some arcane knowledge and
supression of the information that Jesus had off-spring, and this line has continued, but that's only the story of the last 2000 years, going back
BEFORE Jesus' lifetime completes the story, as it expounds on this bloodline as I've stated above.
When the sun ends it's rising in Pisces and begins it's rising in the Age of Aquarius (the beginning of which varies widely - from the next 10 years
to 600 years time) - when this change takes place, I would fully expect a similar attempt by some persons at the destruction of the old allegories
(the Abrahamic religions), and to introduce another allegory which signifies water, or the sign of Aquarius in some way. Maybe that's why something
like the Da Vinci Code has been so embraced at this moment, with a big budget Hollywood movie coming out next year, this idea of Jesus' bloodline
surviving will only cement itself further in popular culture.
The purpose of an allegory is to allow the transition of information to the initiated - so it makes no difference what the allegory is - whether it's
Jesus, Osiris, Adonis, Mithras, or any of the plethora of birth-death-rebirth deities - as long as the allegory is successfully decoded by initiates,
it serves them and their secrecy by allowing the general population, or followers of the religion to take the allegory as literal truth (because,
knowledge is power).
The story of Jesus is not unique, Christianity cannot account for this, and the only defence it has given is that the Devil created these prior
deities in order to discredit Christ. I find this immensely ridiculous (as in: worthy of ridicule). As far as the New Testament goes, I won't dispute
that there is a lot of positive, humanitarian teachings contained within it's allegorical dogma, but that's no excuse to put up with shoddy
mis-matched perversions of actual history intertwined with older myths, tales and symbology - one can find positive teachings in a plethora of other
places and belief systems, I have nothing against Christianity or the idea of a divine figure specifically, I just find this purposeful use of lies
and hidden knowledge abhorrent - people should have the ultimate right to chose what they believe in and take responsibility for their own actions and
thoughts, so if people want to follow Christianity, it is no concern of mine - I just feel that ALL the Truth and Information about a particular
belief system should be available to ALL, not just the initiated.
[edit on 24-12-2005 by VelvetSplash]