by Alberta Parish
April 1, 2011 was the last day I attended my church as a Christian. Today is the one-year anniversary in which I cut ties with religious indoctrination. The last night I attended my church, I knew then that I would NOT be returning as a born-again Christian.
My mom is still Christian, and of course, she has requested to be funeralized in a church. In the event that I return to a church in order to funeralize my mom, it certainly won’t bother me because my mind has been set free from religious enslavement. I can sit there with a straight face, and know that what the minister is preaching is historically incorrect and based on ancient mythology. I can possibly have a conversation with this same minister, and tell him or her why I’m an atheist. I come across Christians all the time. Therefore, I’m not offended by their religious rhetoric and nonsense, because I know that they just don’t know any better.
My transitioning from Christianity to atheism began with research on the origin of Christianity in 2010, because I wanted to prove the validity of an historical Jesus as being the true savior of mankind who was resurrected from the dead. Instead, I found evidence that disproves the existence of Jesus as a Jewish historical figure. Let me start by saying that there could never have been a Jewish man named Jesus in the 1st Century CE. The term “Jew” did not even originate until the 18th Century. The letter “J” was never part of the Hebrew or Aramaic alphabet. The term “Jew” was originally used to denote the term “Judean” in earlier versions of the bible. “Judean” was the official term in earlier versions of the bible before it was replaced with the term Jew, which was first seen in the New Testament (King James version) in the 18th Century.
A “Iudaean” was a resident of the ancient occupied territory by the Romans known as Iudaea. The Roman province “Iudaea” comes from the Greek “Ioudaia”. The letter J is an English letter (acquired from the French “J”), and is a derivative from the Latin languages. All so-called historical accounts (outside the Bible) from the First and Second Centuries CE containing the name Jesus in reference to him being the Jewish Savior-Messiah are historical FORGERIES.
CHRISTIANITY WAS INDEED INVENTED BY THE ROMANS AS FAR BACK AS THE FIRST CENTURY CE.
The account given by Flavius Josephus, a Jewish-Roman historian concerning Jesus is nothing more than a sophisticated FORGERY, because Josephus was a pen name for a man named Arrius Calpurnius Piso, a Roman aristocrat who, according to author Abelard Reuchlin, had written the Four Gospels, the Pauline writings, and the Book of Revelation along with other members of his family. Furthermore, Josephus would not be the correct spelling of his name by the Romans during the First Century CE, because “J” is an English alphabet. Josephus would’ve possibly been “Iosef”, and the English name Jesus would’ve possibly been spelled by the Romans as Isus also from the Greek Isous (Zeus). In other words, Jesus is a continued version of Zeus who, according to Greek mythology, was the father of gods and men, and ruled the Olympians on Mount Olympus. Zeus was also known as the god of sky and thunder. Nut was the goddess of the sky, according to the Egyptian creation story. There are parallels of gods and goddesses within all major religious systems, which makes the Jesus figure the latest version of ”sky” deities worshiped in the ancient world.
In addition, Josephus’ reference of the man Jesus comes from a 15th Century copy of “The Antiquities of the Jews” supposedly written by Josephus himself (who really was Arrius Calpurnius Piso).
THERE WERE NO SUCH PEOPLE CALLED JEWS in the 1st Century CE!
There was no mention by credible ancient scholars/historians regarding a Jewish Messiah who performed miracles and raised the dead during the First Century CE except by those who forged stories to advance their own agendas, which is what Arrius Piso and his relatives did.
In Josephus’ account, Jesus was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher and the Christ, who appeared again alive the third day after his death to his disciples. Remember, Arrius Piso wrote the “Antiquities”, which was later translated into the English language, and this is where the 1466 copy comes from. Also, entire passages and new words/names were included during the translation process by the English.
A Roman named Gaius Cornelius Tacitus had supposedly written in his final work, the Annals, about Christus. However, John Wilson Ross, the author of Tacitus and Bracciolini: The Annals Forged in the XVth Century, noted that the Annals was not known in antiquity, with classical writers only quoting from Tacitus’ Histories. The Annals have also been challenged by several other modern scholars as being non-authentic.
In the non-authentic work, the Annals, Tacitus only references the word Christus and not the name Jesus. Christus was never a name, but a Greek word to describe a liberator. Tacitus supposedly wrote about Christians who were in Rome during the fire that consumed Rome when Nero was Emperor. The Christians were blamed by Nero for the fire and were persecuted although it was Nero who caused the fire. In the Annals, Tacitus never describes Christus as a Jewish Savior-God who performed miracles. There is no mention by Tacitus that Christus was ever resurrected from the dead. He references that Christus had suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius Caesar at the hands of Pontius Pilate, the Roman procurator. However, there were previous Christos or Chrestus in the ancient world before the Biblical Savior-God was ever invented by the Romans in the First Century CE. The term Christos was already upon Greek inscriptions thousands of years before the Biblical Savior became the New Messiah of the Romans.
The Jewish-Savior-God is also a continuation of the worship of Serapis, a Greco-Egyptian deity invented by the Greek ruler Ptolemy in the 3rd Century BCE. There are historical references about Christians being regarded as worshippers of Serapis in the First and Second Centuries CE (this was in the early history of Christianity). Even the deity Serapis is a continuation of earlier deities, including the worship of Horus (Heru), the firstborn son of Asar and Aset. The biblical Jesus is not even an historical figure, and yet, millions of people continue to pledge their allegiance to a mythical and nonhistorical figure! There were many historical forgeries, which include Christian forgerers during the early history of Christianity. Therefore, Christianity cannot be regarded as an authentic religious system when it is based upon ancient mythology and forgeries.
Gods and goddesses cannot save humanity. If they could, the world would not operate in chaotic and destructive behaviors, which threatens the future of humanity. Our future depends upon what we do today. Your gods/goddesses cannot save the future of mankind, because they don’t exist. Only we can save ourselves.