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John did nothing of the sort...

May 3 2012 at 7:51 PM

Pope Reverend I, BV  (Login PRev1)
Von Klumpen


Response to John placed him there

 

Please excuse my use of simple "cut-n-paste" at this juncture of our discussion...
But, Wikipedia sums it up nicely...
The Gospel of John developed over a period of time in various stages, summarized by Raymond E. Brown as follows:
1. An initial version based on personal experience of Jesus;
2. A structured literary creation by the evangelist which draws upon additional sources;
3. The final harmony that presently exists in the New Testament canon, around 85-90 AD.
In view of this complex and multi-layered history it is meaningless to speak of a single "author" of John, but the title perhaps belongs best to the evangelist who came at the end of this process. The final composition's comparatively late date, and its insistence upon Jesus as a divine being walking the earth in human form, renders it highly problematical to scholars who attempt to evaluate Jesus' life in terms of literal historical truth.
The point to note is "3"...
-- The final harmony that presently exists in the New Testament canon, around 85-90 AD.

This "harmony" is "harmonious" ONLY...
With that version of "christianity"....
Which was first initiated by...
The Self-Proclaimed "Apostle"...
-- Paul.

The "insistence upon Jesus as a divine being walking the earth in human form"
IS the Gentile Perversion which I mentioned...
-- In my Previous Post.

These later redactions to the text of "John's" gospel...
Served to make "Jesus" more palatable...
To the Primarily Pagan Community of Rome...
To whom, the Demi-gods of Greek and Roman Mythology...
Would have been common knowledge.

Yes, I agree...
The definition of "god-head" has seen...
As many permutations as there have been tribal gatherings.

The definition created by "christianity"...
Is just one more among the many.
And...
It is just as equally... In Error.

Jesus...
If, in fact, he did actually exist...
Was Just a Man...
-- Like any other.

-PRev1-




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