Shaking the Foundations of Christianity Or Inadvertently Solidifying Them?
By Dame Ysatis De Saint-Simone
A recent issue has surfaced on the Internet in recent days, based on an article written by Mr. Joseph Atwill (a self-professed “biblical scholar”). Atwill is claiming that Jesus Christ was a “Covert Messiah invented by the Romans”. By his own statement, the author shows us that he is not well-versed on the topic he addresses. So is he worthy of consideration?
A response was written by Patrick Frye, whose article was granted a front page news slot on Yahoo (excerpts of Frye’s article are included for your consideration). Frye questioned if Mr. Atwill’s quasi-unfounded and silly work could ‘shake the foundations of Christianity’! I guess it is possible to shake such foundations in some people’s minds, but only if ignorance continues to be spread in this fashion.
I felt obliged to add my grain of sand towards the effort to stop spreading ignorance and to shed a little ray of culture on the Internet regarding this subject. I hope that Yahoo will give this article the same consideration it gave to Mr. Frye. The information that I provide proceeds from official documents found in the archeological writings of the Sanhedrim and the Talmuds of the Jews, which were translated by Drs. McIntosh and Twyman of the Antiquarian Lodge of Genoa, Italy. The information also comes from nearly forty years of scientific studies on the Holy Shroud of Turin, performed by Doctor of Advanced Physics and Theologian, Dame Isabel Piczeck.
In his work, Mr. Atwill says, “When the Romans had exhausted conventional means of squashing rebellion, they switched to psychological warfare, that’s when the ‘peaceful’ Messiah story was invented.” This statement, in itself, is obsolete. The Romans had no problem controlling whomever they willed to control, as it is well-known that they had the most powerful army at the time.
Did you ever wonder why historians such as Philo, Tacitus Quintilian and Josephus had told us nothing or so little about Jesus of Nazareth? In twelfth century Paris, Dr. Rashi D.D. tells us that in the formation of early libraries there were men appointed called ‘baalie suphoths’ which means ‘book compilers’ (Vol. III, Page 190). The works of Philo were compiled by the Pharisean doctor Rabbi Joseph Ben Gurion in 150 A.D. The works of Josephus were compiled by another Jewish doctor, Ekaba, at the close of the second century. Josephus was published in book form in 1720 by Havercamp in Amsterdam. All that Havercamp had available to guide him was what Ben Gurion and Ekaba had compiled.
As we know, there was deadly hatred between Jews and early Christians at the time. Therefore, isn’t it reasonable to deduce that those Jewish compilers used their God-given intelligence to leave everything out that would favor Jesus and threaten Judaism? There never was a people more honest and devoted to their God and to their country than the Jews. It was in their interest at the time to bury the name of Jesus. Isn’t it logical, then, to consider that this is the reason why – intelligent people as they are – the Jews would say nothing about Jesus, or if they had to, would say what was most convenient to them? Political interest makes people deny truth, or speak untruth.
It is a fact that there are at least five hundred quotations made from the Sanhedrim and Talmuds of the Jews by men who have denied their existence. This is history; I will give some such quotations with the name and page, so that all can research for themselves.
1. The Letter of Melker, priest of Bethlehem to the Sanhedrim of the Jews. Sanhedrim 88 B. by R. Jose. Order No. 2 (Found in the Mosque of Saint Sophia in Constantinople, The Library of the Vatican in Rome, and also in “The Christmas Story”, written by Ysatis De Saint-Simone, available on CreateSpace and Amazon).
2. Rabbi Akiba, a reformed Jewish priest, Vol. I., page 22, quotes from Celsus, an enemy of the Church. Celcus says that there was a dreadful earthquake at the time that Jesus was crucified, and that the mist that arose from it covered the earth for three hours. On page 28 he says that Jesus was the son of Mary; and that He was the founder of a sect called ‘Christians’. Also on page 28, he says that Jesus was crucified on the eve of the Passover. He gives excerpts from the Apostles, and never denies but admits their genuineness. He makes particular mention of His incarnation, of Him being born from a Virgin, of Him being worshiped by the Magi and of His flight to Egypt and of the massacre of the infants of Bethlehem. On page 52, Rabbi Akiba speaks of His baptism by John and of the Holy Spirit’s descent in the form of a dove, and the voice that was heard coming out of Heaven. He also speaks of the miracles done by Jesus and never doubts the facts, but attributes to the art of Necromancy that He had learned in Egypt.
3. Aretas, Philosopher and King of Arabia speaks of Jesus and Nature (Volume VII, page 14), saying that Jesus was a Philosopher above the laws of Nature; that He controlled all the elements of Nature with almighty power; that the winds, thunders and lightening obeyed Him; and says that these facts are so common that it would be a folly to dispute them.
This is how I feel about the article I’m contesting. Mr. Atwill has an overwhelming idea of himself if he thinks that this “intellectual clowning” that ultimately exposes his ignorance will harm anyone but himself. Will Joseph Atwill’s so-called research really stand up to the faith of millions around the world? Is there really any claim that could be made to shake the foundations of a religion that has persisted for 2,000 years? Does Joseph Atwill really have irrefutable evidence that Romans made up Jesus, or does he merely seek to undermine the largest religious organization in the world?
The subtitle to Mr. Atwill’s presentation reads: “Is Christianity the Genesis of Modern Psychological Warfare?”. Because of this, some are suggesting Joseph Atwill (a known agnostic) has a hidden agenda. Do not worry; Mr. Atwill doesn’t have the knowledge or power to do so. It is obvious that ignorance is daring and he’s speaking of things that he doesn’t quite comprehend. The Christ-Jesus’ power will, as the Holy Shroud of Turin has proven, be only solidified and strengthened by those who want to cause doubt or diminish His tremendous Spiritual Power.
Mr. Atwill claims that is not his intent: “I present my work with some ambivalence, as I do not want to directly cause Christians any harm, but this is important for our culture.”
The word ‘culture’ does not apply here.
Mr. Atwill has based his work on Wars of the Jews, a book by Josephus, a contemporary scholar of first-century Judea. Is it enough to validate his claims that he’s not trying to stir the hornet’s nest? His own assertions seem to contradict themselves. On the one hand he claims to have no desire to harm Christianity, but on the other he discusses the supposed “down sides” of it: “Although Christianity can be a comfort to some, it can also be very damaging and repressive, an insidious form of mind control that has led to blind acceptance of serfdom, poverty, and war throughout history, to this day, especially in the United States, it is used to create support for war in the Middle East.”
It is correct that many sects of what is called ‘Christianity’ in United States – which are nothing but a composite of believers in the Torah with Jesus as a front-shield – support the war in the Middle East. But it is exactly for that reason, that they are ‘Judeo-Protestant,’ that they follow the teachings of the Torah and different leaders such as Henry VIII, Luther, and Calvin. They do not follow the teachings of Jesus.
I think I have said enough, so I will end my article with a quote from Doctor in Advance Physics and Theologian, Dame Isabel Piczeck. Her whole paper on the subject can be found in “Genesis 2000 – A Unified Field for Science and Unlimited Man”, written by Ysatis De Saint-Simone and available on CreateSpace and Amazon.
“In the entire Cosmic Creation, there exists only one window of the Future, the Turin Shroud. The Turin Shroud is not what we thought it to be, it is far more than what we thought. It is nothing less than the blueprint of the Future. This is how much science can say about it. Theology can go just one more step. That past event, the Resurrection of Jesus, which is the future of the end clearly shown in the Shroud was conceived in the most powerful energy and hope of all, the CARITAS DEI, Divine Love.”
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