posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 02:54 PM
Very true about the "Donation of Constantine"! Kind of like the Larmenius manuscript of the Templars! Fabrications of some group to prove their own
"authority". The Vatican did it to give themselves land in which to implement the Pauline way of things: One Church, One Faith, One Body in
But, the early Christian movement was not meant to unify the Jewish movement for the Davidiv kingdom in my opinion. Jesus could have easily lead the
revolt against the Romans, but he would have ended in the same way, nailed on a cross, his worshippers/students scattered to the four winds. But he
chose to do it another way, he chose to separate his people from the world in like from his Essene teachers.
But, as with all religious groups, there comes a time when the followers have to consolidate their power and unite in some way, shape, or form. Thus
the tie to the Jewish enemy, Rome. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. Hate to say this, but in my opinion, the Christianity of today is
not what I think Christ would have wanted. He would want the Kingdom in the heart and the soul, not in some place. I think that the Nag Hammadi
manuscripts, especially "The Gospel of St. Thomas", to be more...true, early Christianity was a Gnostic movement, not a (an excuse me for saying, to
those who hold close ties to other Christian movements) not a Catholic, Methodist, or other Christian movements.
Forgive me if I slid off topic, I am pretty new here. Thank you for indulging me.