posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 11:31 PM
First, I would like to apologize for the length of this post, but I don’t see how I can make my point in a shorter post. Please bear with me…
It’s been a long time since I’ve read the Bible, but I was brought up as a Catholic and attended church each Sunday until, when I was 16, I went
against my parents and proclaimed my atheism.
Most people who harbour religious beliefs don’t understand atheism. I’ve been told I shouldn’t blame Jesus for the things that have happened to
me. Or that Jesus is not responsible for the dreadful things going on in the world. All of which have nothing to do with my atheism. I simply stopped
following blindly and asked questions. As no answers were forthcoming, I did my own research.
None of this “God” thing made any sense to me and I certainly could find no reflection of it in the real world. I don’t need a god to understand
that there is beauty in the world. The thing is, they only appear beautiful because they reflect a certain part of the universe in which I have
evolved and in which my cultural heritage plays a big role, as well as my upbringing and personal experiences. There; nothing magical to it.
I also wondered about this guy Jesus. There is no historical record of him ever having actually lived. I know some of you will post links to various
sites. Please do your research; there is a difference between people claiming he existed and between authentic, verifiable fact. Israel was in
political turmoil at the time, so that could explain why there are no records of him. However, I became interested in another character in history, of
which there are many records. Julius Caesar is probably the most important person who ever lived. Without him, the Gauls would never have accepted
conquest. Rome considered them invulnerable and they stood in the way of their becoming more than just a big republic. Without the conquest of the
Gauls, there would never have been a Roman empire and we would live in a totally different world today.
Caesar also reformed the Republic in order to give more power to the people. No other senator than he would have wanted to do this. This is also what
saved the Republic.
As I read more about this fabulous character, I had this nagging feeling that I had seen a lot of this before. Then I thought of Jesus… Things
started falling into places. The stories are different, the people and the events are different, but the basic elements are all the same. And it made
How do you get Romans to accept a Jew as their saviour? You make him like the most popular Roman of all, Julius Caesar.
Caesar died in minus 44 and was a man of the people. The reforms he put into place were aimed at the general populace and not the ruling class, which
made him unpopular among many Senators, but quite likable to the population.
A comparison of Caesar’s and Jesus’ lives brings up an uncanny amount of similarities.
Jesus had hundreds of disciples and twelve apostles. Out of these apostles, one betrayed him and eleven denied being his followers when it counted.
Caesar was dictator and headed the Senate. There were hundreds of Senators. Out of these, twelve conspired against him. One, Brutus, betrayed him and
the other eleven denied his position when it counted.
Jesus had a last supper with the twelve apostles. Here he told them that they would deny him and that one would betray him, but that it had to be
done, that he had to die for mankind.
Two weeks before his death, Caesar was having supper with the twelve conspirators (there was no conspiracy at this time, only one, Crassus, who was
trying to stir things against Caesar). Crassus asked Caesar how he would like to die. The great man responded that he would like to be assassinated as
this would prove that he had done something great that disturbed the order.