Sunday, December 07, 2014

Does Josephus prove a historical Jesus? | Freethought Nation

Does Josephus prove a historical Jesus? | Freethought Nation



Right, Josephus was a Jewish sellout, mind you he had little to no choice at that, working for the Romans, rewriting history of the Jews and everything else to please the imperial Roman victors.



"Moreover, the evidence points to the appropriate biblical term as “Chrestians,” not “Christians.” In this regard, if we look at the Codex Sinaiticus (Acts 11:26), one of the earliest extant manuscripts of the Bible, dating to the fourth century, we can see that the original word is “Chrestians,” with the “e” or eta (Η) erased and replaced by an “i” or iota (Ι)."


"There remain those who claim that the long-discredited passage about Jesus Christ in the writings of the Jewish historian Josephus called the "Testimonium Flavianum" is "genuine," either in whole or in part. The most scientific analysis demonstrates handily that the TF is a forgery IN TOTO. Here is one article of mine that critically analyzes the TF, specifically as a rebuttal to Bart Ehrman:


http://freethoughtnation.com/does-josephus-prove-a-historical-jesus/



The above article constitutes an in-depth analysis that leaves little wiggle room for the Josephus apologists.



For the background, in my other Josephus article appears this list of arguments against authenticity:



1. It was not quoted or referred to by any Christian apologists prior to Eusebius, c. 316 AD.



2. Nowhere else in his voluminous works does Josephus use the word "Christ," except in the passage which refers to James "the brother of Jesus who was called Christ" ("Antiquities of the Jews," Book 20, Chapter 9, Paragraph 1), which is also considered to be a forgery.



3. Since Josephus was not a Christian but an orthodox Jew, it is impossible that he should have believed or written that Jesus was the Christ or used the words "if it be lawful to call him a man," which imply the Christian belief in Jesus' divinity.



4. The extraordinary character of the things related in the passage--of a man who is apparently more than a man, and who rose from the grave after being dead for three days--demanded a more extensive treatment by Josephus, which would undoubtedly have been forthcoming if he had been its author.



5. The passage interrupts the narrative, which would flow more naturally if the passage were left out entirely.



6. It is not quoted by Chrysostom (c. 354-407 AD) even though he often refers to Josephus in his voluminous writings.



7. It is not quoted by Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 858-886 ad) even though he wrote three articles concerning Josephus, which strongly implies that his copy of Josephus' "Antiquities" did not contain the passage.



8. Neither Justin Martyr (110-165 AD), nor Clement of Alexandria (153-217 AD), nor Origen (c.185-254 AD), who all made extensive reference to ancient authors in their defence of Christianity, has mentioned this supposed testimony of Josephus.



9. Origen, in his treatise "Against Celsus," Book 1, Chapter 47, states categorically that Josephus did NOT believe that Jesus was the Christ.



10. This is the only reference to the Christians in the works of Josephus. If it were genuine, we would have expected him to have given us a fuller account of them somewhere."



http://truthbeknown.com/josephus.htm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Grateful Dead - Go To Heaven (Album, April 28, 1980)

The red poppy is also old symbol of the moon, hence its inconspicuous presence often can be found in the Churches' stained glass windows, in Greek mythology the moon  is symbolized by the goddess Diana, who is also associated with the hunt and birthing, in Egypt it is god Thoth and/or Osiris, upon received the lunar eye from his son Horus, the morning sun.



The moon, in itself, is an old symbol for the collective consciousness, which, according to the ancient Egyptian metaphysics, is represented by one of three immortal lights, souls, out of the total seven that make up the human being, called Khu -- the divine intelligence -- symbolized by the full moon, and a lunar bird with the face of the person it represents, associated with the empathy and thought, who returns back to the moon when all is said and done.



Traditionally. the silver moon mirrors the sunlight reflecting in the dark waters below where life's memories are stored, thoughts and all, while the memories of the dead are kept on the moon, so is the collective "lunar" consciousness reflects from the individual "solar" experiences during the lifetime(s). The right side is also traditionally identified with the feminine, giving, lunar energy. In Spiritual language, while God of Hosts represents the physical world, the elemental earth, the body, and the Lord is identified with the mind, consciousness, awareness, the elemental water, a subtle but metaphysically important distinction.



Some claim that they have used the ibogaine, a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family, as a way to contact the dead relatives, on the moon, however, the hallucinogenic trip required is very intense, long lasting, takes about three days, and is not very pleasant from what i heard.



The red poppy is also the source of opium, a major pain killer, which goes hand and hand with the war, big source of pain and suffering, hence it is not that surprising that the military forces of all major empires throughout history fought for the control of the opium production. The red colour represents life, love, blood, action, the first colour we see when we are born, while black represents death, hate, soil, rest; and the last colour we see when we die.



Together with the colour white, representing innocent spiritual purity of the soul, the black and red for the sacred colours of the ancient Egyptian high priests, with the formal state colours being red, white and blue; the red crown for the life-giving fertile delta of the Lower Egypt, the white crown for the desert sands of the Upper Egypt, and the blue war crown. A colour tradition that can be still seen today in many nation's flags.



Never Forget! Never Again! To Our Glorious Dead, Hip Hip Hooray!!!



Peace.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Non periodic tiling (extended Version)

this pentagonal periodic tessellation is very close to my pentagon tile design, however i prefer my version since it is simpler and easier to extend.





Sunday, May 04, 2014

1500 Year Old Bible Claims Jesus Was Not Crucified, Vatican In Awe

1500 Year Old Bible Claims Jesus Was Not Crucified, Vatican In Awe



"A report by The National Turk says that the Bible was seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation. The report states the gang was charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations, and the possession of explosives. The books itself is valued as high as 40 Million Turkish Liras (approx. 28 mil. Dollars)."

Friday, May 02, 2014

Michelle Boorstein – Harvard journal says “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” is ancient, not a modern forgery

Michelle Boorstein – Harvard journal says “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” is ancient, not a modern forgery



Comes to mind a great book of a friend of mine, The Magdalene Gospel:  a Journey Behind the New Testament by Yuri Kuchinsky (500 pages, Roots Publishing Toronto 2002,2005) ISBN 0-9737530-0-5



First modern English translation of the old English document known as the Magdalene gospel. The single copy of this manuscript was found miss catalogued under a different title (either by mistake or more likely on purpose in order to hide it) at the Magdalene College library, University of Cambridge, hence the name, others have also refereed to it as "The Pepysian Gospel Harmony", however the standard description for this manuscript is MS Pepys 2498.



http://theuniverse.name/wp/2009/03/the-magdalene-gospel/



"A new report claiming to support the authenticity of a papyrus fragment that quotes Jesus as saying the surprising words “my wife” set off new debate Thursday over what can be definitively known about Jesus and how early Christians saw matters of gender and sex. Two years ago, Harvard Divinity Sc..."Publish Post




Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Thunderbolts of the Gods Full Documentry





God is the body. I was predicting this sort of "debate" of mind over matter/Big Bang gravitational Black Hole of Dark Energy.



"Theism predicts a mind independent of the body" ... 8/ that's Lord they mean, which represents the mind, good Lord is conscious mind which is part of the body, evil dark Lord is demon takes control of the body and abuses it. Spirit is the space, soul is the emotional feeling of time. Jesus, no wonder it's so confusing! That is why i tried to simplify it:


"Sorry Bill Nye, This Is The Science Vs. Religion Debate We Need"

http://io9.com/sorry-bill-nye-this-is-the-science-vs-religion-debate-1569185900



The Metaphysics of the One Page Bible:

http://about.me/theUniverse



THE MAKING OF THE EINSTEIN FRANKENSTEIN

https://www.facebook.com/notes/alexander-braun/the-making-of-the-einstein-frankenstein/10153031668270442

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: Pink Slime - 70% of America's Beef is T...

Breaking: Archbishop’s Damning Testimony On Child Sex Abuse Released (Video, Transcript)

Breaking: Archbishop’s Damning Testimony On Child Sex Abuse Released (Video, Transcript)



and this is their priests for moral compass. blind leading blind off the spiritual cliff. the Hell will see them soon enough... muahaha 3:)



"As you read this article about Archbishop John Nienstedt of Minneapolis and his shameful refusal to take responsibility for sexual abusers under his authority, keep in mind that not a single American bishop or archbishop has been convicted and imprisoned for the decades long cover up of sexual abuse by priests. Not a single one."

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sunshine List's $100Gs threshold too high

"More than 20% of the national workforce is government, says StatsCan. In other words, for every four of us, there is a civil servant. It would be simpler to assign one directly to you and three friends, to serve your every need like a butler."

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/28/sunshine-lists-100gs-threshold-too-high

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bill Maher: God a 'psychotic mass murderer' who 'drowns babies' - Washington Times

Bill Maher: God a 'psychotic mass murderer' who 'drowns babies' - Washington Times



He is correct if he is referring to the Lord God of the Abrahamic religions. However, metaphysically speaking, i define the word God as the body: the body is holy the rest is a story, and the word Lord as the mind, hence, when it comes to the blood thirsty God of the Old Testament it is the dark Lord on steroids who is more likely an evil force of an ancient Sinai Mount volcano deity gone monotheist extremist.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/15/bill-maher-god-psychotic-mass-murderer-who-drowns-/

David Icke - We Are Here To Change The World!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dark energy does not exist - Shock claim by Canadian astronomers "Dark E...

Teenagers Are Sociopaths, Study Confirms

Pope: When faith becomes an ideology, it can make Christians hostile and...





http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/10/21/pope-francis-right-wing-christians/



"According to Radio Vatican, the Pope said:



“In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always. Of every sign: rigid. And when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude of thought… For this reason Jesus said to them: ‘You have taken away the key of knowledge.’ The knowledge of Jesus is transformed into an ideological and also moralistic knowledge, because these close the door with many requirements. The faith becomes ideology and ideology frightens, ideology chases away the people, distances, distances the people and distances of the Church of the people. But it is a serious illness, this of ideological Christians. It is an illness, but it is not new, eh?”"



"In September, Pope Francis attacked “savage capitalism” and took up the plight of the unemployed against a system that worships money. Earlier that month, the Pope also criticized conservative Catholics for focusing so much on abortion, same-sex marriage, and contraception. And in July, Pope Francis put the brakes on hating gay people, saying that we shouldn't judge or marginalize them."



<3 Amen.

Moebius - Urth (1981)






Monday, February 24, 2014

SOCHI 24/7 HOT.COOL.YOURS





"Это было здорово. Восхитительное время! Город Сочи подарил нам лучшие зимние Игры!"



(via fb Зимние Игры Сочи 2014)

http://youtu.be/rbWpgCASLjc

Flamenco at Ideal Coffee patio, October 2012 (2/2)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pineal Gland Activation Secrets with Justin Verrengia

This date in science: Happy birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus | Human World | EarthSky

This date in science: Happy birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus | Human World | EarthSky

Voynich - a provisional, partial decoding of the Voynich script





"Ever heard of the mysterious Voynich manuscript? I have, and up until now no one has ever cracked the code or language of this strange book, or figured out whether or not it was in fact a joke or a hoax. Well now Stephen Bax, Professor of Applied Linguistics, has cracked the mystery. Read this interesting article brought here by Joel Eisenberg."



(via Anne Rice)

http://www.beds.ac.uk/news/2014/february/600-year-old-mystery-manuscript-decoded-by-university-of-bedfordshire-professor

OVNI Gigante en Medellin Colombia◄ UFO Giant Over Colombia 17/02/2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rob Ford - Rassclot Bumbaclot Dancehall Remix (Produced By ReeG)

Guaranteed Annual Income





Great topic and about time it was addressed properly. After watching the original broadcast I called the conservative Senator Hugh Segal's office to compliment on his TVO presentation. I have sent him an email with my 2003 GAI article containing transcript from 1969 conference in Quebec titled "Leisure in Canada"*



*https://www.facebook.com/notes/alexander-braun/guaranteed-annual-income-leisure-in-canada/10153679874595442

Monday, January 20, 2014

Klaus Dona - The Hidden History of the Human Race - Must Watch

ATLANTIS the lost continent - part 1 - One of the best.




Plato - The Allegory of the Cave - (The Matrix) Animated

Experts set to tune in to sound effects of archaeological sites in Malta - timesofmalta.com

Experts set to tune in to sound effects of archaeological sites in Malta - timesofmalta.com



i wonder if it is more of the hornfels rocks aka ring stones.



"Malta’s Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a Unesco World Heritage Site, will be the key location studied at the up­coming Archaeoacoustics Conference between February 19 and 22. Researchers are increasingly taking note of particular sound effects that are created in some of the world’s earliest buildings, including Malta’s megalithic temples."


Busting parties or tracking criminals? - Virgin.com

Busting parties or tracking criminals? - Virgin.com



""Police are busting parties instead of tracking down criminals." Fascinating ‪#‎warondrugs‬ stats http://virg.in/bpo"

The Viletones - Danger Boy

Wearable Computing and the Veillance Contract: Steve Mann at TEDxToronto...





Cool, my long time friend Professor Steve Mann is on TED.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Is Chlorella a Powerful Natural Detoxification Tool?

Is Chlorella a Powerful Natural Detoxification Tool?

" I only recommend supplementing with Broken Cell Wall chlorella, because this is the only form that allows your body to use this powerful detoxification agent. Another concern when choosing your chlorella is to be sure that the source waters where it is grown and harvested are free of any contamination. Since chlorella is a natural green food, it will be affected by polluted water and will retain environmental toxins if it's grown in contaminated waters."

The Evolution of Human Skin Pigmentation

What is Addiction? [Gabor Maté]



"Brilliant insights on the problem of addiction from Dr Gabor Mate whose use of Ayahuasca to help drug addicts end their dependency on heroin, cocaine, alcohol and other substances was stopped by the Canadian government in 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5sOh4gKPIg

And see here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/bc-doctor-agrees-to-stop-using-amazonian-plant-to-treat-addictions/article4250579/

And here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabor_Mat%C3%A9_(physician)

Thanks to Omid Pakbin (Omega point) for putting this video together."

(via Graham Hancock)

The Catastrophe Of 12,000 Years Ago That Erased History (+playlist)

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Andrew Collins: Discovery Beneath The Pyramids 1/2 [Video]

Andrew Collins: Discovery Beneath The Pyramids 1/2 [Video]

The Three Pyramids of Egypt aligned both to the Orion's belt and to, and more accurately, the constellation of Cygnus. The big star Deneb in the tale of the Swan is where the entrance to the underground cave is, the existence of which was denied until recently by the Egyptian Supreme Council of self-appointed "experts," located underneath a bird temple, where numerous mummies of birds where found, at the north-west side of the Giza Necropolis, leading to the Great Pyramid, as an emergency escape route perhaps. Google surface penetrating satellite imaging has also confirmed it.

The three pyramids are aligned so that when the three brightest stars of Cygnus were rising at the spring equinox becoming visible right at the top of all three pyramids, making it look like they had a bright light set atop. Hence the three wise men with slight variations in sizes and alignments along with the appropriate the rising of the phoenix metaphor.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygnus_(constellation)

Syd Barrett's First Trip

The Lumineers - Ho Hey (Official Video)

Seidenstraße - the making of... [30c3]



Oh my me! That's me in the video, on a few occasions when Jeff Mann does his presentation talking about the InterAccess Gallery in Toronto, starting around 12:12, when he is talking about the Amsterdam -- Toronto conjoined dinner.

It was live webcast which was projected on the walls at the end of both tables, thus table in Amsterdam upon reaching the wall showed the live video feed of the table in Toronto continuing the intercontinental festivities, and the other way around in Toronto.

The dinner was also served via remote-controlled mechanical arms that poured wine, clinked glasses, and tossed salads by the Amsterdam hosts for our Toronto diners and vise-versa.

During the dinner, Dmytri and others were talking through a robotic fish on the table which was opening its mouth with a speaker inside every time someone spoke in the microphone.

I was the chef in charge of the Toronto side of the table cooking for the dozen or so people seated around it, i made all bunch of Russian dished from what i remember for the occasion. I have almost forgot about it until now. After this event i was invited to do a Russian food night at MeMe Cafe in Cobourg, Ontario.

Then the following segment at 12:19 shows me playing guitar in a green plaid shirt with a green mohawk. Awesome, good memories. It was much fun living in Toronto in the late nineties, so much art was happening it was unreal. Some days there were 20-30 art opening and all were better then the other. Then all hell broke loose when the evil, crazy zombies from the outside got loose and invaded the downtown core.

In the early naughties, many of the notorious InterAccess and Idiosyntactix artists, including the Idiosyntactix founder Dmytri Kleiner, have fled to Europe, primarily to Berlin, which became a sort of Toronto art scene in diaspora. Good old times! 8)

http://www.interaccess.org/‎