Sunday, July 17, 2016

Christianity, Judaism and Islam are all Fabricated

Jesus did not exist, and never existed, but was invented, as this blog attests. (See my Post
Caiaphas, a Zealot and The Last Messiah - Edited to Jesus and John the Baptist in Ant.18). Christianity is thus wrong.  Muhammad thought Jesus existed, and referred to him on numerous occasions in the Koran as a historical character. Muhammad and thus Islam were wrong. The fabrication of Judaism and Islam is described below.  It is very important to humanity to get hold of this. This applies to all religions.  They are all fabricated by man.  

The Jewish religion is also fabricated and thus wrong. Up to the time of Judas Maccabeus, prophets and priests were co-existing, the priests sacrificing animals and the prophets sacrificing incense, each on their own distinct altars. The law of Moses prevailed with legislation for priests and prophets.  The priests developed a hatred for the prophets saying that they flouted the law.  With the help of Antiochus, the priests tried to impose animal sacrifice on the prophets who rejected it.  Judas, a prophet, but of priestly descent, came along and kicked the priests out of the temple.  The prophets were then in control of the Jewish religion.  The whole law of Moses was no longer applied.  Under the prophets, the spirit of God was considered the cleansing agent.  Then the only sacrifices were of incense in the sanctuary of the temple.  Animal sacrifice ceased after Judas destroyed the altar for burning sacrificed animals.  There were no high priests going into the holy of holies once a year.  Obedience of the law was rejected by the prophets who followed the spirit of God. This situation remained through the time of the Maccabeans and the Herodians.  The priests living in exile from the temple were constantly sniping at the prophets trying to bring back animal sacrifice in a new temple.  

The priests believed that sacrifice of animals was necessary to receive cleansing.  Around 64-65 CE, the priests brought about a civil revolt, killed king Agrippa (I), and raided his archives in THE CITADEL (FALSELY CALLED THE ANTONIA) to get their Scrolls.  They then set fire to the archives, and took their Scrolls in a mad scramble to deposit them in caves in the Judean desert.  They occupied at least three Herodian fortresses.  These included Qumran, Machaerus and Masada.  With a rapidly deteriorating situation, Nero gathered a large army, sailed for Judea, and defeated the rebellious priests in 66 CE.

The time of 66 to 71/72 was a period of peace.  The sure signs of peace were that marriages were arranged, land was bought and sold, and coins were minted celebrating the freedom granted to Judea by Nero.  This time has been dubbed the five years of the revolt. The priests were kept imprisoned by the roman garrison left by Nero. The temple was still standing with all its wealth and it continued to be occupied by the prophets. Vespasian, one of Nero's generals, was waiting to see what would happen with the changes of Roman emperors. He had his own plans to rise to the top.     
He released the priests from prison, and together with the Roman soldiery in Jerusalem eliminated many of prophets and took more than 800 captive.  Vespasian was after the wealth of the temple to fund his army and later building projects. The prophets were defeated, the temple taken and its gold treasures stolen.  Then the temple was torched.  Its design was such that it burned like a furnace.  

The priests were not allowed to return to their old ways.  In exchange for their freedom, they had to re-write their religion. Priests became law abiding rabbis.  One priest, Josephus working for the Romans, edited Antiquities, an existing history of the Jews up to the time of Agrippa I, and pretended that he was supposedly the original author.  The Romans also got Josephus to write a fabricated and glamorised version of the so-called war of the Jews against the Romans.  

Jesus and Islam are both literary creations

Christian and Muslim scholars have not been honest.  They know that Jesus and the Koran are literary creations with no foundations in reality.   They are responsible for not telling the world that this is so.  They and their predecessors have fabricated their religions.  Christian and Muslim leaders bear the heavy responsibility for bringing a great deal of misery, destruction and death on mankind.   But there is a totally peaceful and logical way forward. The truth is there in the printed words of the writings attributed to Josephus, and the Koran.   There is no need to get bogged down in evolutionary atheistic arguments as does the Oxford professor Richard Dawkins, but I agree with him .   Alister McGrath clashes with Dawkins and describes Dawkins as deluded.  McGrath is supposed to be a christian theologian, priest, historian, apologist and scientist.  He is also a professor at Oxford.  If he is a historian, I have to wonder if he has studied the writings attributed Josephus.  After all, most theologians are obliged to quote from these writings at some time in their career, even though they are unsure of Josephus's writings, and hesitate to quote him.  

So Muslim and Christian theologians beware!!  You believe in false god's.       

I have already proved that there was no historical Jesus, and that Jesus was therefore not real.  Briefly, Jesus was constructed from an important priest called Caiaphas, a zealot and a messiah.   (See the whole argument here:  http://raphaelgolb.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03 There I  reconstruct the testimony to Jesus in the writings attributed to Josephus as follows (Antiquities 18.3.3):  

Now there was about this time [Jesus] {Caiaphas}, [a wise] {an evil} [man] {priest}, if it be lawful to call him a [man] {priest}; for he was a doer of [wonderful] {wicked} works, a teacher of such men as receive the [truth] {a lie} with pleasure. He drew over to him [both] many of the [Jews] {priests} [and many of the Gentiles. He was the Christ]. And when [Pilate] {Aristobulus I}, at the suggestion of the [principal men] {prophets} among us, had condemned him, to [the cross] {death}, those that [loved] {followed} him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them [alive again the third day] {as a Messiah}, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other [wonderful] {wicked} things concerning him.  And the [tribe] {sons} of [Christians] {Zadok}, so [named from him] {called}, are not extinct at this day.

I think you will all agree that the original sense of the text was more or less as I have written it in curly brackets. The Jewish law would hardly have called into question whether or not we should call him a "man". The non-descript "man" has been substituted for priest. The 'man' was a priest. The Jewish law held that a priest should behave in a certain manner towards people. There would be no need to say that this man taught other men "as receive the truth with PLEASURE". This priest taught other men who receive a lie with pleasure. "He drew over to him such men", as a villain does. He was a "doer of wicked works". And he was condemned to death, by a king.  Caiaphas was executed by a king, Aristobulus, the son of Herod.

The original text of Antiquities, as I have explained above, applied to Caiaphus who was considered a villain by the writer. I suggest that it was the priest Josephus who edited the original Antiquities and changed the text to invent Jesus. The original Antiquities was written before War and before the extant Antiquities. The original was written by a prophet (probably James), one of many prophets who were persecuted by the priests.  There is no context for the extant Testimonium.   The rebel priest Caiaphas is in context.

Islam teaches that Jesus was real.  The Koran talks about Jesus as though he was real, referring to Jesus in a large number of verses. It teaches that Jesus was born to a virgin, was sinless, performed miracles, and was superior to other prophets. It also teaches that Jesus was no more than a prophet, was not divine, was not crucified as a sacrifice for sins, and was not resurrected. The Koran is false because Jesus has never existed. References to Jesus in the Koran therefore invalidate Islam.  Muhammed was thus a false prophet.

Some of the References to Jesus in the Koran:


2:87 We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit.

2:136 We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them . . .

2:253 . . . To Jesus the son of Mary We gave clear (Signs), and strengthened him with the holy spirit.

3:45 O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.

3:46 "He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company) of the righteous."

3:48 And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel.

3:49 And (appoint him) a messenger to the Children of Israel, (with this message): "I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah's leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah's leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe."

3:50 (I have come to you), to attest the Law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was (Before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah, and obey me.

3:52 When Jesus found Unbelief on their part He said: "Who will be My helpers to (the work of) Allah?"

3:55 Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute."

3:59 The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam . . .

3:84 . . . and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord.

4:157 That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";-but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.

4:163 We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms.

4:171 O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth.

4:172 Christ disdaineth nor to serve and worship Allah . . .

5:17 In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary.

5:46 And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.

5:72 They do blaspheme who say: "Allah is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode.

5:75 Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food.

5:78 Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted in excesses.

5:110 O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favour to thee and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with the holy spirit, so that thou didst speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel and behold! thou makest out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My leave, and thou healest those born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And behold! thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: 'This is nothing but evident magic.'

5:112 Behold! the disciples, said: "O Jesus the son of Mary! can thy Lord send down to us a table set (with viands) from heaven?" Said Jesus: "Fear Allah, if ye have faith."

5:114 Said Jesus the son of Mary: "O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us-for the first and the last of us-a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs)."

5:116 Allah will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah'?" He will say: "Glory to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart . . ."

6:85 And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of the righteous.

9:30 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah.

9:31 They take their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of Allah, and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; yet they were commanded to worship but One Allah: there is no god but He. Praise and glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).

19:19 He said: "Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son."

19:20 She said: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?"

19:21 He said: "So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, 'that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us': It is a matter (so) decreed."

19:22 So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.

19:27 At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: "O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!"

19:30 He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet."

19:31 "And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live."

19:32 "(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable."

19:33 "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)!"

19:34 Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.

19:88 They say: "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!"

19:91 That they should invoke a son for (Allah) Most Gracious.

19:92 For it is not consonant with the majesty of (Allah) Most Gracious that He should beget a son.

21:91 And (remember) her who guarded her chastity: We breathed into her of Our spirit, and We made her and her son a sign for all peoples.

23:50 And We made the son of Mary and his mother as a Sign: We gave them both shelter on high ground, affording rest and security and furnished with springs.

33:7 And remember We took from the prophets their covenant: As (We did) from thee: from Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary: We took from them a solemn covenant.

42:13 The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah-the which We have sent by inspiration to thee-and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship other things than Allah, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him).

43:57 When (Jesus) the son of Mary is held up as an example, behold, thy people raise a clamour thereat (in ridicule)!

43:61 And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.

43:63 When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: "Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear Allah and obey me."

57:27 We sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gospel; and We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Compassion and Mercy . . .

61:6 And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad." But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, "this is evident sorcery!"

61:14 O ye who believe! Be ye helpers of Allah: As said Jesus the son of Mary to the Disciples, "Who will be my helpers to (the work of) Allah?" Said the disciples, "We are Allah's helpers!" then a portion of the Children of Israel believed, and a portion disbelieved: But We gave power to those who believed, against their enemies, and they became the ones that prevailed.