Monday, March 27, 2017
The Ministry and Passion of the Humanist Jesus
As you know my sources are strictly biblical. I studied most of the religious and scholarly translations of bibles scholastically and philosophically since an early age. I never was a believer. Most of my studies were to poke at believers of all faiths.
The Synoptic Passions were probably fable designed to remove Jesus but not his messages from the public eye. The post resurrection meet-up stories were probably only to let in group know the truth. Then Paul hijacked the passions to deify his Christ and the fables became TRUTH™.
The passion was not a cover up in the modern sense, simply a punctuation to the radical humanist ministry of Jesus. Most popular preachers of his time ended up being executed by secular or religious authorities. John the Baptist and most of the others you have heard about. Martyrdom was the capstone of their career.
"I am finished." there was nothing more to add and continuing to preach would have got him killed eventually. His cults could carry the subversive message without him better than with him and seem to have done a pretty good job. His radical humanism "Love thy personal God with all thy heart... and love thy hated neighbor as thyself." was both social and religious heresy subject to sudden death.
It has nevertheless stayed alive underground through the dark ages, and blew wide open in the Enlightenment. Still heresy both civil and religious but even in America half the population is compliant with it civilly or religiously. In Europe the numbers are even higher.
Jesus was certainly a married man with children and as such had obligations to stay alive to provide for them. My personal theory is that Mary Magdalene was an integral part of the creation of his message. It has to me a definitely feminine slant to it. Defiantly opposed to civil and religious patriarchy.