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Originally posted by Sendran
That theory isn't new, it was used in a movie: The Man From Earth. A professor gathers his friends to help him move house and reveals to them that he is in fact fourteen thousand years old. He claims he studied under the Bhudda and took his teachings to the Middle East where they were construed and the story of Jesus was born.
Good movie, probably based on these documents.
Taking all this into consideration, the archæologist cannot remain satisfied with the brief remark of certain historians that "in this tradition we trace only another version of the story of the civilization common to all primitive nations, and that imposture of a celestial relationship whereby designing rulers and cunning priests have sought to secure their ascendency among men." No more is it an explanation to say that "Manco Capac is the almost exact counterpart of the Chinese Fohi, the Hindu Buddha, the terrestrial Osiris of Egypt, the Quetzalcoatl of Mexico, and Votan of Central America"; for all this is but too evident. What we want to learn is how came these nations, so antipodal to each other as India, Egypt, and America, to offer such extraordinary points of resemblance, not only in their general religious, political, and social views, but sometimes in the minutest details. The much-needed task is to find out which one of them preceded the other; to explain how these people came to plant at the four corners of the earth nearly identical architecture and arts, unless there was a time when, as assured by Plato and believed in by more than one modern archæologist, no ships were needed for such a transit, as the two worlds formed but one continent.
The three declared Objects of the Theosophical Society are:
To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color.
To encourage the comparative study of religion, philosophy, and science.
To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity.
Was Jesus A Buddhist?
Originally posted by Spiritfilled
reply to post by calihan_12
you are so right calahan.
Christianity has lost its focus on Christ, and perverted his teachings.
but some of us are left, ready to bring back the truth of Christ.
most of christianity will dissapear into sin and disobediesnce as prophesied in the bible and is happening now.
but the few that are left will be stronger than ever in their love of Christ and his truth.