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worship or obeisance, the Magi and other items of misunderstanding...

May 5 2012 at 8:36 AM

Pope Reverend I, BV  (Login PRev1)
Von Klumpen


Response to "proskuneo" -- worship or obeisance?


The point to consider is that...
When the Greek was translated into English...
It was done by...
Christians who believed in the Deity of Jesus.
But...
There is a more mundane translation...
Which could, even more easily, have been used.

So, why wasn't the mundane version used...?
Quite simply...
It's a case of...
-- Biased Self-Interest.
And...
Without the Deity of Jesus...
Christianity, as we know it...
-- Ceases to Exist.

As for the Magi...?
They had every reason to believe that Jesus was the "Son of God".
In precisely the same manner as David and Solomon were Sons of God.

You see...
While the Magi WERE Babylonian Astrologers...
They were also... Babylonian Jews.
And...
In the same way that the Therapeuts...
Were the Egyptian Branch of the Essenes...
The Magi were members of...
The Babylonian Branch of the Essenes.

Jesus walking on water...?
Well, that's another misconception...
For which, there is a perfectly mundane answer.

On the edge of the Dead Sea...
Below the community of Qumran...
There was a pier that jutted out into the water.
This pier was used by the Essenes...
As part of their initiation process.

In a Baptism Ceremony...
Reenacting the Great Flood of Noah's day...
New Proselytes would swim out from the shore...
To a fishing boat that was tied at the end of the pier.
Once there, they would be hauled into the boat...
By members of the Essene Priesthood...
Thus, being "rescued" from the "sins" of the World.

The whole thing was performed...
Under the direct supervision of...
The Essene High Priest...
Standing on the pier...
Between the shore...
And the boat.

From either vantage point...
-- the boat OR the shore...
It appeared as though...
The High Priest was...
-- "Walking on Water".

Jesus, as the High Priest of the Essenes...
Would have supervised such a Baptismal Ceremony.
And, of course...
Paul's Gentile Congregation...
Being ignorant of the Truth...
Readily believed...
With the Guileless Gullibility of Children...
-- The Impossible.

But Jesus said we were to be wise as sepents...
And Paul told his followers...
That they should leave...
Their Childish Things Behind.

Tales of the "Supernatural" Jesus...
Are like Pablum for Babies.
But...
We all grow out of it...
-- In due time.

-PRev1-




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  • okay, so... - Kate on May 6, 2012, 12:25 AM
    • Peter...? - Pope Reverend I, BV on May 6, 2012, 12:24 PM