posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 09:58 AM
Here's some info:
It is fairly well agreed that the name "Jesus" is the English rendition of IEsous, which is the Greek rendition of the Hebrew "Joshua" or
"Yehoshua," meaning "Yahweh saves."2 (To avoid any confusion, we shall use "J" here to refer to "Jesus.") However, scholarly literature seems
to be devoid of any discussion of the scriptural evidence indicating that J's name may not originally have been Jesus or Joshua. The question should
have risen immediately upon realizing how strong the evidence is that soteriology is not a teaching originated by J.3 To the same extent that
soteriology is to be questioned as having been an authentic part of J's teachings, the soteriological name "Jesus" should likewise be questioned as
having been J's original name. As explained in the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 1:21), by the time it was written the name was meant to be interpreted with
the view that God or J will save his people from their sins. Thus the name came to embrace the concept of soteriology.
DECEMBER 25TH IS NOT HIS BIRTH DATE
The December 25th celebration of Christmas was instituted by the Catholic Church. Christmas originated from a pagan festival that celebrated the
winter solstice. The winter solstice marked the first day the sun seemed to intensify. So from the winter solstice onward, as the nights became
shorter and the day longer, pagans would have grand ceremonies in honor of the sun . The worship of the sun was customary in ancient Rome. The
Catholic Church adopted Emperor Constantine’s suggestion that pagan customs be Christianized, to allow ease of conversion to pagan converts, i.e.,
making them feel “at home” as Christians. Pagans regarded Christ as the great sun of the human spirit, so they chose December 25th to celebrate Jesus’
Jesus did not want to form a new religion. Sheesh! Most folks can't even remember the fact that Jesus was Jewish, let alone not a cult leader.
Christianity was not founded until after his death, hence the name. All of his teachings and parables and lessons were created to try and get Judaism
back to the peaceful laws of god. Unfortunately, most wankers still are under the impression Jesus actually started Christianity.
The Bible is the Abridged Version. There have been close to fifty versions or translations of the bible throughout history and there are actual large
volumes of gospels that were omitted from the ultra-popular King James version. Essentially, as soon as someone found a disparity, which was
invariably, they would excise a chapter that didn't agree with their version of Christianity. This led to the formation of God's Beatles - Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John - whose gospels were chosen as the definitive volumes.
That God is the only God. This one is my favorite because it's used to denounce other religions. These people are naive, foolish and misinformed
thinking the Christian god is the only god! Actually, most of the early Jews and Christians didn't believe their god was the only God, they just
thought theirs was better, much like a Japanese car owner prefers Toyotas over Fords. Heck, even the Holy Trinity is a well disguised form of
polytheism. The creation of the trinity was a turn-the-tables, we'll-steal-your-platform-from-under-your-noses-and-
disguise-it-as-ours, maneuver that would make a political strategist salivate.
Genesis 1:26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl
of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
If the Elohiym made man in their image and their likeness, then an Elohiym must have a body a head, arms, legs, nad other similar parts to men. How
close that similarity is can not be determined here but is made more clear in the descriptions of John in the Revelations
Why did God require Jesus' sacrifice? God is omnipotent, he could have removed this requirement. If he can't be in the presence of sin, then he
could remove it. All through the Old Testament, God tells the Israelites that they are special, above all other nations. Jesus first says, "I was
sent only to the lost sheep of Israel" before changing his mind to heal a sick Canaanite. (Matthew 15:22-28) How do we know that Jesus' message was
meant for all people, as opposed to just the Jews?
How come there is NO mention one way or another concerning lesbianism in the Bible?
Why were there animal sacrifices in the Old Testament? For what possible reason does God being all powerful and omnipotent, need to have an animal
killed in his name? We are told that there needed to be blood spilled to pay for our sins....why? For that matter, why did Christ need to die for our
sins? On this point, none of it makes sense!