Many non xians feel that way What I hope to discuss is the WORKING CROSS, and its decent into obscure symbology to hide its use remember the Christians were flat earthers too
The Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries
In the present discovery, Crichton proposes that these early stone masons carved a particular object in the ancient cross that closely resembles a wheel and is designed to rotate between cross bars on a hub. If this is the case, as observation seems to confirm, we must then ask why?
Crichton observes that in some of the older crosses, early masons incorporated a serpentine design around the wheel and also made the arms of the cross more wide at the outer edge than on the inner. Why?
The answer to these questions only came to Crichton when he was experimenting with different methods possibly used by the Egyptians to survey the Great Pyramid and align it with the stars. All constructions require preliminary surveying. The Great Pyramid was an enormous undertaking of civil engineering. Using the simplest of materials and the accepted mathematical techniques of the Egyptian era, Crichton assembled a theodolite, which could carry out the tasks required.
With the addition of a scale rule and a plumb line, the instrument resembled cross and was extremely accurate, fulfilling the required task and much more.
Not long after his discovery, while carrying out further research, Crichton reviewed the records of the Dixon Relics that were discovered in the North shaft of the pyramid's Queens chamber in 1872. Crichton observed that there were further relics still in the shaft and that these could be seen quite clearly in photographs taken by Rudolph Gantenbrink (1994) with his famous miniature Robot Uphaut 2. Crichton assembled the relics in a logical format and the astounding result was a cross and plumb line of incredible accuracy
LXXII. The Sun.
1. The book of the courses of the luminaries of the heaven, the relations of each, according to their classes, their dominion and their seasons, according to their names and places of origin, and according to their months, which Uriel, the holy angel, who was with me, who is their guide, showed me; and he showed me all their laws exactly as they are, and how it is with regard to all the years of the world and unto eternity, till the new creation is
accomplished which dureth till eternity. 2. And this is the first law of the luminaries: the luminary the Sun has its rising in the eastern portals of the heaven, and its setting in the western portals of the heaven. 3. And I saw six portals in which the sun rises, and six portals in which the sun sets and the moon rises and sets in these portals, and the leaders of the stars and those whom they lead: six in the east and six in the west, and all following each other in accurately corresponding order: also many windows to the right and left of these portals. 4. And first there goes forth the great luminary, named the Sun, and his circumference is like the circumference of the heaven, and he is quite filled with illuminating and heating fire. 5. The chariot on which he ascends, the wind drives, and the sun goes down from the heaven and returns through the north in order to reach the east, and is so guided that he comes to the appropriate (lit. 'that') portal and shines in the face of the heaven. 6. In this way he rises in the first month in the great portal, which is the fourth ⌈those six portals in the cast⌉. 7. And in that fourth portal from which the sun rises in the first month are twelve window-openings, from which proceed a flame when they are opened in their season. 8. When the sun rises in the heaven, he comes forth through that fourth portal thirty mornings in succession, and sets accurately in the fourth portal in the west of the heaven. 9. And during this period the day becomes daily longer and the night nightly shorter to the thirtieth morning. 10. On that day the day is longer than the night by a ninth part, and the day amounts exactly to ten parts and the night to eight parts. 11. And the sun rises from that fourth portal, and sets in the fourth and returns to the fifth portal of the east thirty mornings, and rises from it and sets in the fifth portal. 12. And then the day becomes longer by †two† parts and amounts to eleven parts, and the night becomes shorter and amounts to seven parts. 13. And it returns to the east and enters into
the sixth portal, and rises and sets in the sixth portal one-and-thirty mornings on account of its sign. 14.
Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe that Jesus died on a cross (they believe he died on a stake). I think you're talking about adulterated "Christianity."
According to the World Christian Encyclopedia (year 2000 version), global Christianity had 33,820 denominations with 3,445,000 congregations/churches composed of 1,888 million affiliated Christians
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He's right though... Jesus was nailed to a stake not a cross...
Theres no evidence of a cross bar being used... and Cross isn't the word used in the texts either...
Stauros (σταυρός) is the Greek word...
And in fact the earliest solid evidence we have about crucifiction shows the stake is the accurate method they used...