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Judas Iscariot (December 11, 2008)

 

I am not hot religiously but I like good, interesting and coherent stories.  Judas Iscariot is the son of Simon (Iscariot, the leprosy, the Pharisee) whom Jesus cured from leprosy.  Judas is also the brother of Lazarus whom Jesus resurrected from death.  Judas is the brother of Martha and Marie Magdalena (Magdala) who poured a pound of perfume on Jesus’ feet when he visited the family in Bethany, near Jerusalem. 

Simon the Pharisee was a very rich man and living in the best house and he was a highly respected and visible personality in Bethany and Judea.  Simon came from a village called “Kerioth”; it is from this region that Judas Maccabee launched his successful assault on Jerusalem and conquered it from the Syrian monarch Antiochus 4 Epiphane over a century ago; thus this family’s sympathy to the zealot movement (those Jews who were intent on kicking the Romans out of Judea).   Simon didn’t have to join any colony of leprosies as was the custom.  Instead, as an impure by the Pharisee laws, Simon decided to move to Galilee, away from Bethany, in order not to pressure the inhabitants and to save face and he lived there comfortably.

Jesus cured Simon in Galilee and became very attached to his family; Marie Magdalena visited Jesus in her father’s house in Galilee and had cried over his feet and rubbed her hair on Jesus’ feet in repentance.  Simon was curious whether Jesus would realize that Marie was “a sinner” who lived freely from society’s prejudices.  Actually, Marie Magdalena, who had left her husband, a scribe in Jerusalem, and joined a Roman officer to the city of Magdala, was saved from being lapidated simply because she was from a very rich family.

Judas was the purse keeper of the apostles and he was rich and didn’t need any lousy 30 pieces of silver to sell his “Master”.  Judas was a fervent “zealot” Pharisee; he was a vehement and irascible man and he stated his mind.  Judas surely had Jesus’ ears and they discussed at length.  Did Jesus’ plan coincide with Judas’? Not necessarily for the long term and not for the same reasons.

Judas was not happy with the Sanhedrin state of affairs: those priests were very cozy with Pilate; Judas the zealot wanted something to be done.  Jesus, a high priest of the celibate, secluded, white clad and closed community Essenean caste of Qumran, was not happy with the Sanhedrin: he had the harshest words and diatribes against the Pharisee and the Sadducee sects. Jesus chased the merchants out of the temple; Jesus was on a war path when he ascended toward Jerusalem.

Jesus, the knowledgeable legist in the Jewish teaching, planned his entry to Jerusalem to coincide with the prophesies of the coming Messiah. He was welcomed as such by the whole City.  Nicodemus of the Sanhedrin met with Jesus secretly and they talked; something was being prepared.  During the “Cène” or Last Supper (commemorated according to the Essenean sect) Jesus dipped a piece of bread in milk and offered it to Judas (symbol of his closest friendship) saying: “Tonight, one of you will hand me over”. That was the code name for Judas to initiate the plan.

The plan was to incite the Sanhedrin to imprison Jesus and offer an excellent excuse for the Jews to revolt. Jesus knew that the Sanhedrin had no rights to put anyone to death, except Pilate. Judas was the catalyst to convince the Sanhedrin that Jesus has been claiming to be the coming Messiah and if they fail to get hold of him than it would be impossible to stop him once out of Jerusalem. Judas negotiated 30 pieces of silver to give credence to his maneuver and of the seriousness of his claims.  The Sanhedrin didn’t need Judas to lead them to where Jesus was located: the whole city knew where Jesus stayed.  Judas job was to make sure that Jesus was apprehended and then to spread the news for mass revolt.  The Jews in Jerusalem welcomed Jesus as a legislature leader and had no patience with another prophet martyr; they sided with the power to be and let go of their “Messiah”.

Jesus had to fall back on plan B.  He kept total silence with his Jewish captors in order not to be lead into any further mistakes or divulging names.  He spoke to Pilate of a Kingdom not of this world; thus Jesus has no plans to revolt against the Romans.  Pilate knew that Jesus plan was not against the Romans dominion as he has discovered that the Sanhedrin angst is real and serious; the Sanhedrin knew that Jesus revolt was to curb their hegemony over the Jews, to review the over 600 rules and regulations shackling the daily behavior of the Jews,  and thus to weaken and destroy their businesses.  When faced between liberating Barabas the zealot or Jesus Sanhedrin didn’t blink. Pilate also was not happy with a purist Jewish movement: he was very comfortable doing business with this rotten Sanhedrin.  Pilate washed his hands on account of a person called Jesus but not on a Jewish purist internal movement, a revolt that would have given him huge headaches.

 

Pilate divulged the whole scheme in one sentence: he ordered to write on top of the crucifix “Jesus of Nazareth. King of the Jews” It was known that Nazareth was a hot bed for the Essenean sect that planned to become the dominant sect among the Jews.

Judas did excellent on his first job but the dissemination task failed miserably: the Jews turned against Jesus. Judas felt let down by a meek Jesus who didn’t stand up as a legislature leader such as Moses.  Judas’ earthly dreams vanished; the arrogant and proud Judas returned the 30 lousy silver pieces; the Sanhedrin used that money to purchase a field since it could not recover impure and tainted money. Judas, the fervent zealot, hanged himself to avoid further investigation, retributions, and for not believing in redemption.  

            The Jew, Joseph of Arimathy, a rich friend of Pilate was permitted to handle Jesus body.  Pilate expressed surprise for a strong young man to die so quickly but he cut on any further discussions: Jesus is dead; go home everybody.  That is another interesting story. 

“The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown, (March 12, 2008)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I just finished reading this interesting book and I learned that Lebanon had banned the movie and the book.  The Vatican and the Church have enormous power, as well as any religious institution anywhere on Earth.

The story of “The Da Vinci code” is that Godefroy de Bouillon, the first King of Jerusalem who led the second Crusader’s campaign, discovered documents in the ruin of Herod Temple that prove that he descends from Jesus and Marie Magdalena.  Magdalena was also a descendent from Salomon’s royal blood of the Benjamin tribe and she had married Jesus and was a very influential woman among the Jews, and she was the favorite of Jesus among his disciples.

Jesus gave Marie Magdalena instructions to lead and administer the first Christian communities after his death.  Joseph d’Arimacy whisked Magdalena to France to save her from persecution after Jesus death and she gave birth to Sara.  The Jewish community in France adopted her and Sara and the Merovingian dynasty of France, which built Paris, were descendants of Sara.

For the first three centuries, the early Christians knew all these facts and considered Jesus to be their eminent mortal prophet and who resurrected on the third day.

Now, Helene, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine of Constantinople, became Christian and encouraged her son to change from paganism and adopt Christianity.  Constantine remained a pagan for most of his life, but for State reasons he decided to make peace with the overwhelming Christians in his kingdom and encouraged his people to adopt the new religion.

The price was that, since no two kings were to govern, then the Christian Bishops had to transform Jesus to a divine entity so that his descendents do not claim any rights to the Roman Kingdom.  The conclave of Nicee in the year 325 admitted the divine nature of Jesus and also that he remained a celibate. The vote was infavor by a small margin. Marie Magdalena was labeled a prostitute and the female were to be relegated to a second rank without any rights to the clerical order.

Furthermore, the hundreds of written biographies, chronicles, and religious books about Jesus were destroyed. The believers in particular “bibles” were hunted down as heretics and only four books were retained as representative of the New Testament after the council of Nicee.

Many violent persecutions followed, and those Christian sects labeled heretics were put to death. Many pagans’ symbols were included into the Christian religion, as well as the date of their festivities, in order to satisfy the pagans and enhance their indoctrination into the new religion.

During the Spanish Inquisition and over three centuries, more than 5 million females were estimated to have been burned on the stakes on account of witchcraft or worshiping the Devil or a Mother Goddess or belonging to sects that the Church did not approve of.  This witch-hunting frenzy was transferred by the Pilgrims to the New World of America.

King Godefroy instituted the Knights of the Temple to safeguard the documents and also to protect the descendents of Jesus and the sarcophagus of Magdalena, the Sacred Feminine. The mystery of the “Sang real” (real blood), transformed to Saint Grail throughout history, is specifically the attempts of the Vatican to get hold of these documents and the extermination of any descendents to Jesus and Magdalena.

The Templar Knights, (Les Templiers), became very powerful and the King of France Philip IV le Bel borrowed a lot of money from them.  In 1307, Pope Clement V coordinated with King Philip a vast clandestine operation that exterminated the leading Knights of the Temple on an October Friday 13.  The Knights of the Temple took the name of the Fraternity of “le Prieure de Sion”. Thus, Friday 13 became a symbol for the underground secretive sects.

According to the book, the sarcophagus of Maria Magdalena, the documents, and whatever is kept secretly, four large trunks in all, have been moved several times during 8 centuries. England was a location of choice for many centuries and the leading members of this secret sect learned English and wrote in English because it was a language not directly derived from Latin and thus, avoided the Vatican and French spies.  The Roslyn Chapel in Edinburgh, in Scotland, built in 1446 by the “Templiers” on the ruins of an ancient pagan temple dedicated to Mithra the Sun God, harbored for a while the Saint Graal.  It was recently moved to the Louvre and is under the miniature pyramid, two third of it buried underground.

Apparently, the rumors that this secret sect was planning to divulge the secrets to the public by the turn of this millennia, the End of Time, was a good motif for the Vatican to act feverishly to recapture the indicting documents.   Everything ends well and the documents would not be revealed to the public because people crave secrecy and myths.

(I have no problem with Jesus to have married and procreated, simply because the customs of the time required adults to marry, and Jesus would have been unable to carry out his mission and his teachings if he were celibate at the age of thirty.  I do have a problem with forcing Saint Marie to be a virgin, and consequently, spreading the notion that sexual relations are fundamentally sinful and creating the myth that Eve had destroyed the balance of peaceful coexistence between the sexes and shown man the route to dangerous knowledge, tendencies and behavior.)

That the Vatican and the successive Popes used violence to establish their earthly power is also understandable, but to eradicate facts and eliminate the liberty of free thinking and reason, and forcing the Christians to ignorance and lack of compassion is a sin that no rhetoric can absolve this absolute power. 

I do have problems with these secretive Fraternities that refrain from aerating their system of beliefs because they are tantamount to exercising exclusive power over their members and generating act of terrorisms.  Somehow, most of these Fraternities adopt Jewish symbols publicly, but they are mute about their pagan symbols which are legitimate when their meanings are explained to express a form of continuity among all religions: a continuity of human knowledge, moral and cultural development, and spiritual transcendence.


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