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    Fear & Loathing over the book, Zealot: The Life And Tims Of Jesus Of Nazareth
    July 31, 2013
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    Fear & Loathing over the book, Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth

    This is in response to a HuffPost article about FOX News Network berating Reza Aslan over his book, Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth.



    Here is the down-and-dirty quick answer to why Writing about Jesus (Yeshua...Joshua, which name means "savior" in the Hebrew idiom) can't be left to "Christian" writers. Because from the first page of the New Testament "They" were lying.

    { NOTE: At one time I was trying to publish a modern translation of the Bible with the books placed in the chronological order they were actually written in for easier reading and comprehension as literature. As you can see Oxford University Press, among others, turned me down. Then there was a mysterious fire which destroyed all my files and computer. It was a lot of research work and I've never gotten the energy up to start over. Yet! }

    It takes only about 15 minutes to write a parallel list out of the family trees given in the New Testament books of St. Matthew (1:1) and St. Luke (3:23, although given backwards there to mask the fact in his opening paragraph to Theophilus, Luke states his gospel is not an eye witness account but researched hearsay only written as a narrative for ease of reading).

    So which of the first Christian authors, Matt or Luke, is lying for political purposes to establish Jesus' step-dad Joseph as of the Kingly Royal bloodline? And why?

    I often use this parallel family tree example when "Christian" friends try to tell me the Bible is the "Infallible Word of God." You need to make them write the parallel list out for themselves--make 'em put the effort in so they have muscle memory that even the New Testament isn't infallible, from its very first page. They need to experience seeing their own written-out hands-on list with their own-eyes so it sinks-in. I call Matthew's and Luke's "Witnessing Testimony" gospels, in the Eyes of the Court of God (Supreme Being), "Perjuries."

    It only takes about 15 minutes of writing out these two genealogies in parallel to establish that "The Bible" is not "The Infallible Word Of Gawd" but very much the political-religious historical fiction of its Times.

    So which was lying about a supernatural being's adopted human father's Royal bloodline? And why should it be important for a supernatural being anyway?

    It takes a little longer to dig out the Old Testament genealogy to add in a third parallel column because you have to dig through multiple Old Testament books to find it.

    And what you find is both Matthew in his mystical supernatural groupings of 14s, and Luke just making up a genealogy for King David's son Nathan, is that these early gospel authors were making up stuff and cherry picking Old Testament material and passages right from the start. And nothing has changed in 2000 years, as "Christian" evangelists are still cherry picking the Old Testament passages to make their absurd arguments and apologies for the inconsistencies in their "scriptures."

    The really strange thing is they don't even know what "Christ(s)," "Messiah(s)" or "Anointed One(s)" originally were.

    Excuse me FOX News Network, but the last people who should be writing about Religion are the brainwashed Religious. That's like asking a 2nd Grade child to write about The Adventures Of St. Claus(e).

    Here are a couple of other pieces you might enjoy perusing:




    ...and don't forget borrowing the Winter Solstice ("Christ" Mass) Holiday from Mithras:



    Keep in mind Jesus had a buddy "Simon who was called The Zealot (Luke 6:15)" whom was one of the first apostles. And it was the Rebellion by the fanatical Jewish sect of Zealots ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zealot ) who forced the Romans into the sack of Jerusalem ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.....m_%2870%29 ) and subsequent renaming Israel/Judah as "Syria-Palestine (a corruption of Philistia after the Philistines whom God had given the land to first, before he took it back and gave it to the Jews)."

    It was a first apostle, Simon's, pals the Zealots whom caused the destruction of the Second Jewish Temple, the Fall of Jerusalem and the modern Jewish diaspora ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.....h_diaspora ), all because the Jewish Zealots were sure God was on their side and would supernaturally give them the powers to overthrow Rome's legions. God works in Mysterious ways!

    It is where we get the term for religious "Zealot" today.

    And so after the Fall of Jerusalem, who were the remnants of a defeated people being swept up and "saved" in the fervor of the New & Improved "Judeo-Christian" religion? A religion Improved upon by an ex-Tax Collector...who had a "vi$ion."

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    2 Reviews of Zealot:


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Historical Research you have been missing, June 9, 2014

    M. Holland "Gonzo Anthropologist"

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    This review is from: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Hardcover)

    This book will give you a perspective on the New Testament Epistle and Gospel authors that you cannot find in the standard fundamentalist supernaturally biased publications.
    As a Biblical scholar myself, I can tell you it only takes about 15 minutes for anyone to write out in a columns side-by-side the family trees (genealogies-both specifically given for Joseph; not one for Mary; not Levi; nor Aaron) invented for Matthew 1:1 and Luke 3:23 for political justifications. A lot more digging through the Old Testament to write out a 3rd side-by-side column shows that neither Matthew's or Luke's propaganda match the genealogy as given in the Old Testament. So if Matthew and Luke are hoaxing Jesus' family tree (and why does someone born supernaturally need these political blood lines anyway?), what else were they not telling you the truth about? What was their agenda in their own place and time?
    Reading this book was like looking back over my own notebooks from 35 years of Biblical research ever since I figured out Hal Lindsey was plagiarizing other fundamentalist's Gloom & Doom Apocalypse cherry-picking scripture verses out of their historical context in his book The Late Great Planet Earth.
    You'll find some of the answers you've been looking for in this History text. A must read!

    ...and, as expected:

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Crappy Book, June 8, 2014

    barb - See all my reviews

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    This review is from: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Kindle Edition)

    The anti Christian theme was extremely offensive. I couldn't even finish the book. It is a big waste of your money.



    ​ "They are oppressing my Faith with Facts again. Turn the other cheek and then burn the heretics at the stake!"​

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