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Originally posted by adjensen
The person of Jesus Christ is best documented in the only texts written about him by people who were contemporaneous to him -- the New Testament of the Christian Bible.
If one doesn't like the Christ who is presented in that work, then they should find someone else to follow, rather than inventing an "alternative Jesus" who better fits their expectations, but who cannot possibly have existed.
Originally posted by TheOd
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Originally posted by spannera
n 496, the Church had pledged itself in perpetuity to the Merovingian bloodline. In sanctioning the assassination of Dagobert, in devising the ceremonies of coronation and anointment, in endorsing Pepin’s claim to the throne, it had betrayed its pact to support the Merovingians.However, Pepin married a Merovingian princess, as did Charlemagne. But what of Dagobert’s infant son? He seems to have been salvaged by one of his sisters, arrived in the Languedoc in 681, inherited titles from his mother’s side of the family, and perpetutated his lineage. And by 886 one branch of that lineage is said to have culminated in a certain Bernard Plantavelu, whose son became the first duke of Aquitaine. And through this bloodline, it is ultimately supposed to have culminated in the person of Godfroi de Bouillon, Duke of Lorraine, and leader of the First Crusade, who retook Jerusalem in 1099.In mythology, Godfroi de Bouillon was a grandson of the Grail prince Lohengrin, the “Swan Knight” who lived in the Grail castle at Munsalvaesche, also sometimes called Helias (implying solar implications). Lohengrin had gone to aid a lady desperately in need of a champion. She is said in the mythic story to have been either the duchess of Brabant or the duchess of Bouillon. After defeating her persecutor, he married the lady, on the condition that she never ask him about his ancestry or origins. She held out for some years but finally asked the forbidden question, and Lohengrin sadly departed in his swan-drawn boat, leaving behind an infant child who was either the father or the grandfather of Godfroi de Bouillo