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Old January 27th, 2011 #94
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This book Caesar's Messiah gave me the biggest laugh for a long time.

Read carefully in parallel Josephus's war of the Jews reveals that most of Jesus's mysterious gabble has anti-semitic meaning. For instand he says he is the water of life to a Samaritan when in the Jewish wars the Samaritans died of thirst fighting the Romans at the same location where Jebo speaks to the woman and similarly there are jokes in relation to cannibal Jews in Jerusalem.
This book appears to be onto something.

The Parallels
The relationship between Jesus and Titus begins on Mount Ger-
izzim, where Jesus calls himself "living water" on the same spot
where Jews would later die of thirst during the war. Because Titus
has not received control over the army when that battle occurs, the
authors of the Gospels have Jesus announce that "my time has not
yet come"—in other words, that his ministry had not yet begun—to
maintain the parallelism between his ministry and Titus' campaign.
Jesus then begins his ministry at the Sea of Galilee, where he
gathers in his disciples, who he calls "fishers of men." Titus also has
the "onset" of his campaign at the same location, where his "disci-
ples" become "fishers of men" by spearing Jews as they attempt to
swim for safety after the Romans sink their boats.
Jesus next encounters a possessed man at Gadara who unleashes
a "legion" of demons that possess a herd of swine and rush wildly
into the Jordan river. Titus has a strangely parallel experience at
Gadara, where one "demonically possessed" man unleashed a legion
of "demons"—that is, the Sicarii—who infect a herd of "swine"—
that is, Jewish youth. The combined group is then chased by the
Romans and rushes "like the wildest of beasts" into the Jordan river.
Following the Gadara encounter, the "son of Mary" travels to
Jerusalem where he informs his disciples that they will one day "eat
of his flesh." This prophecy comes to pass when a "son of Mary" is
eaten by his mother during Titus' siege of Jerusalem.
The Gospels next describe two assaults on the Mount of Olives,
one in which a naked man escapes and another in which the Mes-
siah is captured. These episodes parallel events on the Mount of
Olives during Titus' siege of Jerusalem, where a "naked" man—
Titus—escapes, and a Messiah is captured.
The pair of Mount of Olives assaults is followed in both the
Gospels and Titus' campaign by a description of three crucified men,
one of whom miraculously survives. In each version, an individual
named "Joseph of Arimathea" (Joseph Bar Matthias) takes the sur-
vivor down from the cross.
Jesus concludes his ministry by predicting that Simon will be
taken to Rome and martyred, but that John will be spared. At the
conclusion of Titus' campaign, the rebel leaders Simon and John are
captured. Simon is taken to Rome and martyred, but John is spared
and given life imprisonment.
Each one of these parallels is unusual enough to raise the ques-
tion of whether it was created intentionally. The fact that the paral-
lels occur in the same order lays the matter to rest, because such a
sequence could not occur accidently Further, Titus was the only
individual, other than Jesus, who could have been the "Son of Man"
foreseen in the Gospels. Titus was the only individual in history who
encircled Jerusalem with a wall and demolished its temple. The fact
that the campaign of this unique individual parallels Christ's min-
istry confirms the proposition that the two were deliberately linked,
since such a combination of historical singularities could not have
occurred circumstantially.
The Daniel-Moses Combination
This work has shown that, without question, Josephus manipulated
the dates of events to create the impression that the prophecies of
Daniel were coming to pass in the first century C.E. In doing so,
Josephus, accidentally or otherwise, provided a fictitious historical
context for Jesus, who claimed to be the Messiah that Daniel had
The authors of the Gospels also inserted numerous parallels
with the life of Moses into their story of Jesus so as to make it appear
that he was, like Moses, the founder of a new, divinely inspired reli-
gion. Josephus linked his history to this theme by recording that the
war with the Jews came to an end forty years to the day after Jesus'
resurrection. In doing so, he created the impression that Christianity
had mirrored Judaism's forty years of wandering following the orig-
inal Passover. Only by concluding the war on that date, the fifteenth
of Nisan, 73 C.E., could Josephus have simultaneously "fulfilled" both
the seven-year cycle of tribulation envisioned by Daniel—the pre-
cise length of the war—and completed Christianity's mirroring of the
events following the original Passover. The dual linkage between the
Gospels and War of the Jews proves that the parallels were created
Conclusion 337
deliberately because two separate authors could not have recorded
such a combination of precise prophecies and dates by chance.
The Puzzle of the Empty Tomb
My reading of the combined story of Jesus' resurrection is perhaps
the clearest proof of the Flavian origin of Christianity. This is be-
cause the story was designed to be a way of proving beyond a doubt
that creating the Gospels as satire was the real intent of its authors.
This proof also has the advantage of being, if incorrect, so easy to
disprove. Experts in probability can either confirm or deny the con-
clusions in this work and the truth will out.
This work was in no way created as a criticism of the faith of
contemporary Christians. I felt required to present my findings
because of the light they shed on the origin and purpose of both
anti-Semitism and the moral structure of Western societies.
I realize that some will find the conclusions of this work disori-
enting. Symbols long thought to have been based on Christian love
may really be images of Roman conquest. Even the belief that our
culture is Judeo-Christian may be incorrect, in that it may have been
completely shaped by Roman "religious" influence. Most unnerving
to me is this question: What would Western civilization be like if,
instead of emerging from the Christian tradition, it had emerged
from a culture that worshiped strength and scorned weakness?
It is also hard to accept that so many have missed the obvious
clues left by the creators of Christianity to inform us of the true ori-
gin of the religion. While many of the puzzles are difficult to see and
solve, it is simply amazing that no one has noticed heretofore that
Titus' campaign had a conceptual outline parallel to Jesus' ministry.
This is not a difficult thing to see and should have been common
knowledge centuries earlier. Homo sapiens failed to earn its title in
this instance.
Though Christianity may have begun as a cruel joke, it has
become the basis for much of humankind's moral progress. I present
this work with great ambivalence, but truth is a whole, and no part
should be hidden. During the turmoil that is about to descend, we
should all remember the words of Jesus: "And you shall know the
truth, and the truth shall set you free."