reply to post by greavsie1971
But that would be the easiest thing to prove as we would see the changes through the ages. We dont though.
No, but if you look at the history of how Christianity was created the conclusion could very easily be drawn that it was instituted it was to help
save the Roman Empire. Not peoples souls. Constantine himself practiced Polytheism until the day he died. Why did he never really convert to the
religion that he seemingly pushed on everyone else? Contrary to popular opinion the Roman Empire did not end with the sacking of Rome although many
historians point to that event as the "end" of the Roman Empire.
It was a slow steady decline over a period of many decades. Up until the christian religion was introduced, the Romans kept their people in line with
bread and circuses. It was S.O.P. for the day. The people were entertained and the emperor, statesmen and generals could pretty much do as they like.
The same thing goes on today. Bread and circuses however, are very expensive. And the Romans were so broke trying to pay mercenaries to police their
borders that maybe they thought it much better to institute a monotheistic religion that teaches its a noble thing to be in poverty (you'll get your
reward when you're dead basically.) And to look to other worldly riches not earthly ones. I find this theory to be very plausible, especially when you
see the history of the Christian church really has no problem breaking the commandments that is a pillar of the religion itself.
The new testament was put together by Herodotus long before the council of Nicea got together and decided on what would be in the bible. There were
many different gospel books in that time, upwards of thirty. Herodotus viewpoint was that there are four winds, four corners of the earth, four
seasons, so there should only be four gospels. Not the most logical way to think I.M.O. but his four gospels became the staple for the New Testament.
What is interesting however is if you read these banned gospels Jesus talks alot about things like reincarnation, and not needing a church or religion
to worship God because you carry the kingdom of God inside you. There were many themes I believe that the church intentionally altered. The prominence
of Mary Magdalene comes to mind as well. There is alot of evidence that she came from a wealthy background and was Jesus partner/girlfriend/mate,
whatever you want to call it. Much better to make her out as a lowly prostitute if you want to keep things patriarchal in theme and keep Jesus and
some kind of God test tube baby. Same with reincarnation. People are scared of Hell, and people are led by what they fear, not what they hope.
Poloticians do it all the time, especially when it comes to election time. And its pretty obvious to me why the church NEEDED people to go to church.
After all, who's going to put money in the collection plate "for God" if everyone is off finding the God within?
There are many words in Hebrew that have no translation in English. Or can have several translations. There are many words that mean the same thing,
or different things. Its well known that an error in translation has caused people to believe that Moses parted the Red Sea with the help of God and
led the Israelites across to safety, swallowing up the pursuing Egyptian army. I can't even type it without thinking of Charleton Heston raising his
staff and bellowing like some kind of Gandalf. It does not say that though, it says that the Israelites crossed the REED SEA. Which is a marshy area
in SE Egypt that the fleeing Israelites could walk across, but the pursuing Egyptian chariots got stuck in. The church has refused to change it
however because they say to do so would likely "damage the faith". Actually, if you read the book of exodus like its a military campaign (which it
really was since the Israelites were originally Egyptian hired mercenaries) and not a religious saga, you would realize that Moses was a brilliant
military commander. After all, he was Egyptian royalty. That means he was a general as well. Pharoahs liked to keep their family in positions of
power. He had an intimate understanding of the Egyptian army command structure and how to implement it among his own people to great effect.
And that is only one mistranslation that people are aware of. I'm sure there are many more and the vatican has the originals in their secret vault of
archives. Otherwise, why would they feel the need to have a secret vault of archives? Why not open it up to the world? Maybe because there are other
things in there that would "damage the faith" as well?
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