reply to post by BO XIAN
FWIW, i have seen/read writings that date from a time before Christianity that relate to the cross.
it is carved on rocks worldwide.
The Templars found SOMETHING when they made it to Jerusalem. Something that gave them immense power and wealth in very short order. What that
was....that is really what is being speculated here. The picts used the "celtic cross" before they ever heard of Christ. Its use as an astrolabe
would be quite obvious. If i need a straight edge, i grab anything straight. My t-square looks kind of like a cross.....
But imagine you have sword that can also be used as a navigation tool AND a way to measure angles, etc. It becomes symbolic for something much, much
more. This is how a "school of The Mysteries" would pop up.
All "The Mysteries" are is science. Science from before man really could quantify the what and how behind it. The science of mathematics, for the
Yes, the evangelical aspect of Christianity will serve a man well. It has served my mother extremely well for a little longer than you. My
grandparents, too. My grandfather was a quaker from Oklahoma's panhandle. A real fundamentalist. It served him well, also. He didn't need to
navigate, or build. He was able to rely on others for this, by paying them a considerable amount.
That is how religion is designed. And it is all built on prior foundations of belief....so the system is well refined over the prior millenia. But
the core is that you have various secrets of God (mathematical relations in nature, for the most part, along with various theories/programs for
describing man in all his glory and a little bit of natural law/observational logic) enshrouded within various stories and allegories.
I was raised with very fundamentalist Christian views. I attended Hardin-Simmons University (a baptist university in Abilene, TX). i have studied
the bible in some level of detail, using myriad viewpoints presented throughout my youth and education. All of that to tell you this: believe it or
not, there is another story being told in the bible. The old testament...not quite as much. Although much of the symbolism is there, the Mysteries
are not coherently conveyed in the Old Testament. Not to the degree of the New Testament, which has everthing right down to the culmination: the
rising of the Phoenix (no greater sign of the mysteries than this).
You're a good guy, Bo. I have no desire to argue with you on something you hold so dear. if you want to ignore everything I just said....that is
cool. I won't respond to you any further unless you wish to engage. We can even talk via U2U, if you like.