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Aloha David,

The traditions you cite were all beneficiaries of a legacy bequeathed by the handful of advanced people who survived the demise of an ancient, high civilization. Its cataclysmic destruction occurred about 13,500 years ago.

As to Jesus, the Egyptian priests pronounced him to be a reincarnated Atlantean soul "from before the flood". Even as an infant in Egypt, just a few drops of Jesus' discarded bath water had been known to cure leprosy. That would hardly count as a public miracle. Would it?

The capital punishment of the adult Jesus, after his public ministry had begun, was a political move in which the Romans played the Hebrew priesthood.

The Rabbi’s messages of love, forgiveness, gentleness and joyful service initially were seen as politically helpful to the Empire. For example, Roman Law required any commoner to carry a Legionnaire’s heavy equipment for one full mile if commanded to do so. And Jesus’ meek followers willingly went an extra mile beyond the legal statute. Such voluntary subservience could be useful in dominating the populace.

But those same values were also subtly seditious in the Roman view. Just how could an aristocrat love and forgive his slaves? Such contemptible weakness would undermine all that gave Rome its dominant strength. It therefore became clear that the Hebrew Rabbi required State monitoring. So while Jesus of Nazareth seemed to respect the powerful, wealthy and protected, his actions began to concern them…more and more.

And the Jewish sect that Jesus appeared to lead continued to grow. He masterfully conveyed to larger audiences many ideas that sounded acceptable on the surface. For example, he publicly taught the doctrines of reincarnation and non-attachment to wealth and that the seemingly fixed features of each person’s current life were a transient illusion. And he strangely organized his followers into an odd, esoteric, social order that differed from any other.

It mirrored the original planetary configuration with twelve disciples as guests who orbited a central Son/Sun as their light-giving host.

Yet it became increasingly obvious to Rome that such notions could bring politically unpredictable complications. And whatever the Rabbi conveyed in secret appeared to be spreading passion among devotees. Those private doctrines included promises of power and personal access to divine knowing. But Roman law decreed that Caesar was God and only an inner elite of politically adept, cunning operatives had access to him. Contrary ideas were the stuff of subversive, destabilizing cults.

In short, despite some benefits, the new philosophy carried risky unknowns like a virus. The burgeoning movement could well have a corrupting effect: Weakening the levers of Roman society…slowly, almost invisibly, by making people more courageous and less controllable. It is difficult to dominate those who have no fear of death.

The charismatic Jesus was from a family of social position and privilege. Yet his public ministry was planting seeds that could germinate into political trouble over time. He, of all people, should have known better than to spread a philosophy that might threaten the existing order. And to form a strange, new cult that potentially could fuel an insurrection against the State’s heavy hand.

Roman stability dictated stopping any potential uprising at an early stage—well before an expanding, dissident group grew stronger. Proactive steps were needed. So Rome’s proactive solution, which included covertly manipulating Hebrew priestly authorities, unfolded flawlessly. It appeared to achieve all the desired outcomes.

The government murdered a Jewish cult leader with deniability. And it did so while brilliantly setting up the Hebrews themselves, as public scapegoats for a conspiratorial, official crime. Hence, there was a cynically-designed ‘safety net’ if things went wrong.

And that is how the Empire implemented its 'final solution' to dispense with a publicly adored, charismatic teacher. Cleverly. Cunningly. With finely tuned, political manipulation that would have made Machiavelli glow with pride.

This is all part, but only part, of the hidden politics of the crucifixion. My writings explain a fuller perspective.


Lew



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