Sunday, 30 September 2012

Pliny the Younger And Mythical Jesus Cult !!!


                  
                                                             
                 Pliny the Younger, Roman Official and Historian (61-115 CE)
                                                      
                                                                 

Pliny purportedly wrote a letter in 110 CE to the Emperor Trajan requesting his assistance in determining the proper punishment for "Christiani" who were causing trouble and would not renounce "Christo" as their god or bow down to the image of the Emperor. These recalcitrant Christiani.

According to the Pliny’s  letter, Christians gathered  "together before daylight" and sang "hymns with responses to Christ as a god," binding themselves "by a solemn institution, not to any wrong act."

The value of the Pliny letter as "Evidence" of Christ's existence is worthless, as it makes no mention of "Jesus of Nazareth," nor does it  makes any reference to any Event in his Alleged public life. There is not even a clue in it that such a man  ever existed.

NOTE:-  Pliny is just relaying what those arrested criminals  said they believed and there is no reference here to a Jesus.
Pliny had convened trials of Christians because he suspected their forbidden “Political Association”. He continues:

                                  “
 I discovered nothing else but depraved, excessive superstition.”
Unfortunately  , such superstition still persists in the minds and hearts of Christians.
·         Pliny the Younger was not born until 61 CE .

·         Pliny was a lawyer in Rome before going to the east. He was only a child when the "persecution of Christians by Nero" supposedly took place but his guardian Verginius Rufus .

·         Rufus, following Nero's suicide, actually declined an offer from the army of the Rhine to become emperor himself.

·         Had any such Bogus “Massacre of Christians” taken place, Pilany  would have been told  as a child – but in later life he(Pilany) recalls no such thing.

·         At the time this letter was purportedly written, "Christians" were considered to be followers of the Greco-Egyptian god Serapis and that "the name of Christ [was] common to the whole rabblement of gods, kings, and priests."

Emperor Hadrian
                              

Emperor Hadrian(134 CE) has made a very shocking  revelation about earlier Christian beliefs :
" The worshippers of Serapis are Christians, and those are devoted to the God Serapis, who call themselves the bishops of Christ. There is no ruler of a Jewish synagogue, no Samaritan, no Presbyter of the Christians, who is not either an astrologer, a soothsayer, or a minister to obscene pleasures. The very Patriarch himself, should he come into Egypt, would be required by some to worship Serapis, and by others to worship Christ. They have, however, but one God, and it is one and the self-same whom Christians, Jews and Gentiles alike adore, i.e., money."

It is thus possible that the "Christos" of  Pliny's "Christiani" were following was Serapis himself, the deity which was created by the priesthood in the third century BCE. In any case, this god "Christos" was not a man who had been crucified in Judea.





God Seprais


·         Moreover, like  Osiris , Serapis  also  in the Roman Empire—was called not only Christos but also "Chrestos," centuries before the common era. Indeed, it as no surprise that Jewish Scribers fashioned  Jesus in Osiris and Serapis image centuaries later.
·         We have just the name of Christ, and nothing else but the name, one can also fill in the name of Goddess Isis and Baal etc. Again, that does’t mean that those Pagan gods/goddess are true. Do they?
·         The actual text we have today comes from a version by a Christian monk in the 15th century, Iucundus of Verona, whose composition apparently was based on Tertullian's assertions.
·         And we all know how Our Noble Chruch  fathers used to apply Noble concepts like ‘Pious Fraud’.



                                                                                                 

                                                                  
 Shalom,   

Robert Mascharan !!














YHWH And His Consort Asherah !!




Asherah was the great Caananite Mother Goddess since about the 13th century BCE. Abraham of the Bible grew up during these times and as his culture group was nomads, they adopted many beliefs from surrounding cultures 
as their own.

In Ugaritic myths Bull-El or El dwells in the depths of a mountain, at the source of the double deep (tehom), that is the source of the fresh and salt water oceans. The Hebrews have drawn from the Ugaritic imagery in associating Yahweh in the opening lines of Genesis with tehom (English: "the deep").

Well its less of miraculous more plagiaristic in nature as the Hebrew scribers copied the ancient Ugartic – Sumerian & ancient Mesopotamian myths and amalgamated various G-ds under one heading i.e Elohim . Thereby transferring all the folk tales and powers and epithets of various Dieties under single Heading ELOHIM(Literally : Plural dieties).

Question is Why Ashera worship was soo frequent? The Answer is :

1. There was an almost innate need for people to recognize a divine mother as well as a divine father. It was difficult for the religious leaders in early Judaism to suppress Asherah because of this seemingly universal desire to recognize a nurturing, compassionate, Mother Goddess.
2. Stature of Women was quite low in those times. No priestesses.What could Yahweh know about childbirth without epidurals?


What did Yahweh know about being beaten by a husband or raped by a neighbor? And Hebrew men slightly understood this dilemma that their wives and sisters faced and they were more lenient on Asherah worship than they were of Ba’al worship or other gods . In the Temple of Jerusalem Asherah statue was housed there for two-thirds of the time that the Temple stood during Biblical times.

When Prophet Elijah wanted to prove the power of Yahweh, he called out the 450 priests of Ba’al and the 400 priestesses of Asherah. Although he was there to disprove both Ba’al and Asherah, he focused on the priests of Ba’al and derided them during their prayers, eventually killing them all, but he does nothing to the priestesses of Asherah.

In Genesis G-d El says “Let Us Create”.Why? In Dead Sea Scroll 4Q says and I quote :

Deut 3:8- “When Elyon gave the nations as an inheritance, when he separated the sons of man, he set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God” .
Verse 9 –“ For Yahweh's portion was his people; Jacob was the lot of his inheritance"

Masoretic text which was written only in 5-6 CE deliberately tempers it and calls verse 8 as “Sons of Israel ”.

Canaanite belief in Ugaritic texts state clearly that “El” fathered “70 Sons” through Goddess Asherah , and the number of the nations in Genesis 10 also mysteriously add up to exact 70.Coincidence?
YHWH is but one of 70 sons of G-d El and his beautiful G-ddess wife Ashera.


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Ha-shem: The G-d Baal Reloaded








The cycle of Ugaritic Baal and `Anat ‘ is in three parts, each written on two tablets.
Found in the 1920's in modern Ras Shamra, situated on the Mediterranean coast of northern Syria, a few kilometers north of the modern city of Latakia, it reveals interesting facts about origins of YHWH.
Let’s see:

Part I
Baal and Yamm-Nahar :

El calls to end the violence among the Gods, and intends to crown Yamm ("Sea"), the god of the chaotic seas (also called Nahar "River"), king of the earth. Baal ("Lord"), the storm god, and Mot ("Death"), the god of the underworld, are rivals.

Yamm sends messengers to El’s court demanding that Baal surrender to him as captive. Baal is indignant, and enters battle with Yamm. Kothar-wa-Hasis, the divine craftsman, has been instructed to build Yamm a palace, but instead helps Baal defeat Yamm by designing two war clubs for him. And Nahar (River) from his seat of rule. Baal becomes king of the earth
Parallel Story found in Psalm 29:

Verse1- The sons of Gods(Plural Dieties) are called to acclaim Yahweh as king.

Verse 3- He subdues the waters(Read: God Yamm) with his voice and thunder.

Verse 10- The LORD sits enthroned over the flood(Read:River); the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.

Part II
The Palace of Baal:

Intermediaries petition El on Baal’s behalf to allow him a palace. El grants permission, and Baal summons Kothar-we-Hasis to build a palace for him on his sacred Mountain Zaphon. The two argue over whether it should have windows; Baal does not want windows (presumably because it might allow Yamm to invade), but in the end agrees to open windows in the clouds.

Parallel Story found in Psalm 89:

Verse 10- You rule the raging of the sea(Yamm); when its waves rise, you still them.

Verse 13- Zaphon and Yamin you created them

Note:- Zaphon is the sacred mountain of Baal, 30 miles north of Ras Shamra-Ugarit.

Part III
Baal and Mot:

Mot spurns Baal’s invitation, and sends a taunting reply, that just as Baal’s triumphed over Yamm, so Mot will triumph over Baal. The messenger advises Baal to take his storm cloud and descend to Mot with his attendants. Baal obeys, but on the way he lusts after a cow and copulates with her and produces a child Math.

Apparently he dresses up the child to look like him, and sends it to Mot. The body is discovered and messengers bring back the report that Baal is dead. Anat and El mourn.

Anat goes to the underworld and slays Mot, and reports to El. She (or El) has a dream of fruitfulness on the earth, that convinces her that Baal is alive.

Baal returns, and after 7 years Mot recovers. Baal and Mot fight until they collapse. The goddess Shapsh warns Mot that it is useless to fight Baal, since El is now on his side. Mot finally concedes and declares that Baal is king.

Parallel Story in Isaiah:

Verse 26:19 -Your dead shall live, my corpse shall rise . . .

Verse 27:1- On that day the LORD with his cruel and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will kill the dragon that is in the sea.

Note: Leviathan is a mythical creature.

Important Points to take consideration of:-

A} Yahweh’s kingship accompanied by Royal banquet on Mt Zion to which all nations comes; Yahweh will swallow up death forever (Isa 25:6-8) // After Baal becomes King and completes temple, holds a banquet on Mt Zaphon to which all gods are invited; immediately after this, story of Baal’s conflict with Mot (Death) the god that swallows up humans.

B} Yahweh’s triumph over Leviathan is preceded by resurrection of dead (Isa 26:19, 27:1) // Baal’s resurrection from dead and defeat of Mot, followed by threat of Leviathan

C} Daniel 7 Son of Man descending on clouds enthroned by the Ancient of Days in place of Beasts of the cosmic sea is nothing but rehash of Canaanite Baal mythology :Baal the rider of clouds enthroned by El over the cosmic sea and dragons.

Notice how the picture is picked up and expanded in Revelation too where “cosmic many-headed dragon that has been cast out of heaven following a battle there.”

D} In Ugaritic myths El dwells in the depths of a mountain, at the source of the double deep (tehom), that is the source of the fresh and salt water oceans. The Hebrews have drawn from the Ugaritic imagery in associating Yahweh in the opening lines of Genesis with tehom (English: "the deep")

E} The Epic of Gilgamesh notes that Baal is portrayed as a god who dwells with the darkness of a thundercloud, whose thunder is his voice, and whose rains, initiate the Flood which destroys all mankind.

The Bible's portrayal of Yahweh as a god who dwells within the darkness of the thundercloud (Deut 4:11; 5:22, 23) is borrowing imagery from Baal Hadad, who also dwells in a dark thundercloud and whose voice is the thunder.


In The Name Of Humanity !!!

                            Robert Mascharan



Going Beyond Adam & Eve !!!


                                                 

Israeli archaeologists have found two 9,000-year old animal-shaped figurines while excavating the site .

A six-inch long statues, made of limestone and dolomite used as a good luck charms for hunters during the Stone Age.
      Prof. Gerry McCormac and Dr Paula Reimer pictured in the
 14 Chrono Centre at Queen's University Belfast.

Archaeologists came across the figures, one resembling an ox, the other a horned ram, after examining the site of a construction project a few miles north of Jerusalem.

Director Hamoud Khalaily said: “It is considered one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of mankind; many changes took place in it that shaped human society for thousands of years to come.”

Standard Lemmings reply to this would be:

A} “You know what Ha-shem created world and made Adam and Eve. And According to Torah it must be around 4004 BCE.” Of course this assertion is based on those plagiaristic fables from Sumer ,later copied into Torah.

B} “You shall burn in Hell .Radioactive carbon dating is not accurate, YHWH alone is accurate ”.

What doesn’t enter their minds is that advance technology has been available which is in use for some time . Guess they forgot to update their knowledge.

The new calibration curve, which extends back 50,000 years, is a major landmark in radiocarbon dating.
                                                                                                       
The curve called INTCAL09, have also been published in the journal “Radiocarbon”. Dr Ron Reimer of the Queen's School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology said, and I quote:

“It is significant because this calibration curve now extends over the entire normal range of radiocarbon dating, up to 50,000 years before today”.

Most religious lemmings don’t know this fact that the main threshold for C—14 dating is 50,000 years and after that there is too little carbon-14 left to measure accurately with present day technology.But uptill 50,000 yrs there are no issues.

Links: a) 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197172/Stone-Age-good-luck-charms-Israeli-archaeologists-9-000-year-old-animal-statues-excavating-motorway-site.html

b) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100211111549.htm

Monday, 17 September 2012

The True Origins Of Adam & Eve Story !!!


                                                                       


                                           The Origins Of Adam And Eve Story

In the Bible God actually creates man twice, in chapter 1 were he creates man and woman in his own image (Gen 1:27), and then in chapter 2 were he creates man out  of dirt (Gen 2:7) and a little later creates the woman from one of the ribs of man (Gen 2:22).

It’s kind of strange that G-d creates man after having created all the animals in chapter 1, but in chapter two he created man before the animals. Well it does not take rocket science to arrive at the conclusion that Genesis is nothing but a work where ancient pagan myths and lores are haphazardly interwoven to give an impression to its readers of it's being the original masterpiece.

In Sumerian clay tablets we find the original story from which Hebrew scribers managed to plagiarize a great deal . The story of how woman was created from the rib of Adam, do not make much sense. Why the rib? But when we read the original story ,which the writers of the Bible used as a template, it all becomes very clearer.

Let investigate with an unbiased mind:

In Sumerian story we have the G-d Enki, the god of water and wisdom and one of the central in the Sumerian pantheon, and of the paradisical land of Dilmun (today’s Bahrain).

Dilmun is said to be to the east of Sumer. In the Biblical story the Garden of Eden is situated “in the east” (Gen 2:8).

According to the myth Dilmun is a bright place , a land of the immortals. However, Dilmun lacks one thing: water. But the water god Enki knows what to do, and he creates a river that turns Dilmun into a divine garden with an abundance of fruit trees, flowers.

Sumerian mother-goddess Ninhursag enters and creates eight different plants in this divine garden. The creation of these 8 plants involves an intricate process with births of three generations of goddesses, and the story emphasizes that these births are all happening without the slightest pain or discomfort.

Enki wants to taste the fruits of these eight plants and he eats them one by one. This makes Ninhursag furious and she casts a lethal spell over Enki, and then disappears from the scene. Enki then becomes ill in eight different organs or body parts, one for each fruit. Enki’s condition is rapidly deteriorating, and the other gods are afraid by this and do not know what to do to help the popular Enki.

Finally Ninhursag comes back and she places Enki between her legs and asks him in what body parts he is ill. Then she creates eight healing goddesses, one for each body part, and soon Enki is well again. One of the sick body parts is the ribs, and in Sumerian the word for rib is “ti”. The goddess created to heal Enki’s rib is called “Nin-ti”, which means the “rib woman”.

However, the Sumerian word “ti” also means “life” or “to make life”, so “Nin-ti” also can mean “the woman who makes life”.
Notice how the word “Eve” in Hebrew (Chavvah) resembles the Hebrew word for “life” (Chay). Coincidence? Ah! Now you know why a wife is called Better Half. Don't You?

The story’s emphasis that the births of the creation-goddesses is without any pain or discomfort, is an element we find in Gods punishment of Eve for causing the fall of man: “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children” (Gen 3:16).

The very name “Eden” is also originally a Sumerian. It originates from the controversy between the Mesopotamian city-states Lagash and Umma about whom should rule the fertile river-valley of Gu-Edina(The banks of Eden) located between the two cities.

Also notice when Elohim says "Let Us Make Man". The reason is that there are lots of other Dieties that are involved in it.

That's why reading the original solves many riddles and answers many questions!!
 In The Name Of Humanity!!
Robert Mascharan 

The Birth Of Judaism In The Shadow Of Serpent Worship !!!!

Serpent Goddess


Egyptian Goddess Meret-Hekau
                                                                   


    Is Judaism A Cult Of Serpent Worshipper?

The image of the serpent was of tremendously significant in the ancient world. Societies and scriptures of the Near East simultaneously attributed two highly symbolic roles to serpents:

a) Representing a deity with creative powers, and healing.

b) The other being of underworld and associated them with evil, harm, and destructive influences.

A careful reading of Israel's sacred writings reveals that the same duality regarding serpent symbolism that existed among various peoples of the ancient Near East .
                                                                                                     
The serpent first appears in the scriptures in the story of the fall of Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:1). In the Hebrew language the creature is called a nahash, a viper, from which derives the noun for copper or brass (nehosheth), also used as an adjective denoting the "brass" serpent that Moses erected on a pole in the wilderness for the protection and healing of the Israelites (see Numbers 21:4–9).

On the one hand, the nahash in Genesis is clearly symbolic of evil promoting the cause of the adversary . On the other hand, is used by Moses nahash or, more precisely, the nahash nehosheth (brass serpent), became the agent of life and salvation for God's covenant people.

In Short, an agent of both harm and healing, death and life, is, in this instance, the serpent. The Israelites may already have been familiar with images of fiery serpents from their exposure to Egyptian mythology while sojourning in Egypt. But the serpent symbol is now seen in its true light—a valid and important representation of God's ultimate power over life and death.

Also note that when Moses was sent to Pharoah to deliver Hebrews , YHWH chose serpent as sign to convience Egyptian King. The image of the serpent continued to exist as a powerful symbol of God long after the Mosaic era ended. Lets see ,2 Kings 18:4:

“He [King Hezekiah] removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.”

Note : The serpent at that point ceased to be for the Israelite’s symbol of the one true God to be worshiped (as Moses intended)due to King’s interference.
In New Testament , we read in John 3:14–15:

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life”. Thus, according to Jesus, the serpent was intended to be the supernal symbol of atonement.
                                                                               
In the Egyptian Book of the Dead ,chapter 87, we are told that transformation into a serpent upon death gives new life to the deceased person.

Veneration of serpents in predynastic Egypt and during the Old Kingdom coalesced around the most important serpent-goddess of Lower Egypt: Wadjet.
                                                                         
Phoenician and Greek Evidence:-

On the Mediterranean coastal plain of northern Syria-Palestine, an important Phoenician deity named ESHMUN of Sidon was worshiped. Who was the god of medicine whose symbol was a serpent. He oversaw the growth and use of medicinal herbs, the cure of poisons, and also potent charms.                                                                          

In Phoenician inscriptions, Eshmun is called Adonai, "My Lord," parallel to the use of the Hebrew Adonai in referring to YHWH.

Even the most famous example of the winged serpent motif outside of (but related to) the Near East, namely, the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl ("feathered serpent"), is impressive because that G-d was revered as the founder of priestly wisdom (almost as if the Aztecs were somehow familiar with Jesus' statement to be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves" [Matthew 10:16]

Serpent veneration is attested in virtually every region , but nowhere more explicitly than in the Holy Land. Jars and vessels decorated with snakes give evidence of the existence of serpent cults in early Canaan. The snake goddess was worshiped during the Early Iron Age (1225–960 B.C.) at such sites as Gezer, Beth-shan, Beth-shemesh, Shechem, and Hazor.

The serpent-dove motif found at Beth-shan, dating from the 12th century B.C., seems to have been commonly associated with Ashtoreth, the female consort of the Canaanite deity El.

This beautifully painted piece is a winged, human-headed cobra, probably representing the goddess Meret-Hekau, the One of Great Magic.
The picture (Which I have uploaded) has a base of green for fertility, and a face of yellow, the color traditionally used to depict female skin.
                                                                   
The figure’s outspread blue wings suggest a shielding embrace; Meret-Hekau would have aided the deceased king in his heavenly ascent.
Notice how it closely resembles the winged Cherubium of Jewish Ark Of the Covenant. Coincidence?

My friends, nothing in this world is out of sheer coincidence !!

In The Name Of Humanity !!
Robert Mascharan