Someone posted this on a Facebook page that I frequent and I found it fascinating. This person has asked that I keep their name private, so I am honoring said persons wishes. Leave your comments and tell me what YOU, the reader, think. Do you agree? Do you disagree? I think that this has some extremely valid points.
“I do not mean to be rude on any point here. I just want to be honest, as it is a bit of a credence of mine.
I do not care for just any opinions. I am only interested in the facts, and, when they are not readily supplied,the opinions of the experts.
If all you have read is one of the English versions, then I can really find no help in your opinions. Again, I mean no disrespect. It is stated in the Old Testament (Tora), (translated obviously, lol) “If you change this text by one Yod or He, you invalidate the entire script.”
We changed it by the inter language. Not just the letters and symbolism. The ancient Hebrew was also a complex numerological system, supposed to enhance the meaning of each line and phrase.
To change the texts to another language is to loose nearly everything. Also the New Testament was written in Latin. And had so many different books. There was no leader until Paulos, who changed his name to Paul and became mistaken for a saint, even though he came about 100 years afterwards. He is the founder of the Catholic Church, and the Celibate order.
The bible as we have it now was manufactured by many Catholic councils over the years. So much that we aren’t even sure of who wrote these books most know of as the ‘traditional text.’
The original Christians were called Gnostics, meaning ‘those who know.’ And they wrote the stories in many different fashions. Borrowing sections from the local stories of Pagan Gods, or down right copying the entirty of them.
Most of his miracles were what the surrounding Sages of Greek Culture were known for. And most of his story was taken from Dionysus and Horus.
I am not trying to be insulting, these are just facts that have been collected.
You may believe however you choose. I will fight for your right to say and believe what ever you wish. Just know that every one else has these same rights, and that Religion needs to stay separated from State.
I do hope this finds you well, and that I haven’t stepped over the line for you.”
***A correction that the author made and sent me: ” I do need to Correct Myself! The New Testament Started out in Greek! It was written in both Greek and Latin, but from what we know it seems the earlier Gnostic texts as well as part of our ‘traditional bible’ were written in Greek.”***