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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Christianity Invented by Romans?

From The Independent:

A controversial American biblical scholar is set to make his first appearance in London next week to present a discovery that he claims proves the story of Jesus Christ was invented as a system of mind control to enslave the poor. ...

Joseph Atwill, who is the author of a book entitled 'Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus', asserts that Christianity did not begin as a religion, but was actually a sophisticated government propaganda exercise used to pacify the subjects of the Roman Empire. ...

Outlining his ideas in a blog posting on his website Mr Atwill writes: "Christianity may be considered a religion, but it was actually developed and used as a system of mind control to produce slaves that believed God decreed their slavery." ...

"The biography of Jesus is actually constructed, tip to stern, on prior stories, but especially on the biography of a Roman Caesar." ...

Read more:
Story of Jesus Christ was 'fabricated to pacify the poor', claims controversial Biblical scholar

SuccubaSuprema writes:  Similar claims have been made in the past, even to the point of arguing that J.C. is not "Jesu Christus," but "Julius Caesar."  While these discussions and the ensuing debates are interesting, the evidence has so far been inconclusive.  I'll probably read this book when I find it to see if the author has introduced any additional evidence.

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