… and the creation of a new Russian mythology.
One thing that really riles the feathers of Egyptians is the idea that the Jews were in Egypt and built the pyramids. The article below (linked) shows much of the controversy,
Contrary to legend and a slew of movies…
there’s scant evidence. One might think that with hundreds of thousands of hieroglyphs, the builders of the pyramids might have slipped in a few autographs. Sadly, none appear.
Religions seem to revel in trying to prove their myths true, seemingly unaware of what myths are. Were that not enough, things that are true, for example, science, have little use to a church. Myths show the basic flaw in human thinking. That people believe things not because they’re true, but because others believe them. A myth does two things. It creates commonality among believers and excludes non-believers.
You find this often in politics. One of my favorite myths is global warming, which can actually be compared to the “belief” in Jesus.
It seems likely that Jesus existed, but it’s unlikely he ever planned on becoming a Christian. Although it’s likely he healed the sick, since belief is a strong healer, if he was a Rabbi recognized as one in the holiest cities on earth, the idea that he would start Roman Catholicism is a stretch.
The belief in global climate change is structurally similar to the belief in Jesus. It’s likely that CO2 emissions have a detrimental effect on the environment, but that effect is debatable. What isn’t debatable is the cause, which is unregulated, unchecked, unmonitored and criminally corrupt international bank lending. As long as environmentalists, a real nuisance to globalists, focus on global warming, they can go along with global water table destruction, global plastics production, global rare earth element mining, the list goes on and on.
The life and death of Jesus…
weren’t anywhere near as important to the world as the spread of the word by the apostles. Codified by the Catholic Church under the auspices of Constantine and later a slew of popes in the Eastern Orthodox church it created a system of governance that was unequaled by any civilization anywhere else for two-thousand years.
We must always remember civil law has to be enforced by police. Christian law is followed voluntarily.
On the contrary, global climate change is doing the exact opposite. The apostles that carry “the climate word,” are politically motivated and greedy. Led by Al Gore and an Army of camera-loving gadfly’s they’re using their influence to attack and destroy the very world created by the church, all the while getting rich.
Notice that man, defined as white and western is the enemy…
yet Asia, with its 700% increase in coal use is not a problem. In fact, not only does the Paris protocol omit blaming China and India, two environmental shit holes, it excludes Germany and France, who consistently violate it. Global warming is a political movement whose real purpose is to enslave people.
Whether they were ever in Egypt is not important to the mythology of the Jews. The fact they were out of ‘somewhere’ is all that matters. The idea that Mount Sinai is in Saudi Arabia is more geographical than it is historical, although I have no doubt the leaders of the church will go to war over it. Fighting over piles of stones is what idiots do.
But to me, the more compelling story is the out of Constantinople story.
In 1453, Constantinople, the capital of the Roman empire for 1,100 years finally fell to the Ottomans. The Emperor at that time was Constantine XI Palaiologos, who, to save his skin, fled to Corfu and then to Rome. After his death, his brother assumed his titles.
His brother had a daughter Zoe, who was sold off in marriage to the Russian prince, Ivan III, of Moscow. As the last legitimate heir to the Roman empire, Zoe’s children are considered, by the Russians, the true emperors of Rome. This is why Russia’s leaders were called Czar’s, as in Caesar and Moscow is called the Third Rome.
It’s important to remember that Rome, Italy became Christian much later in its evolution.
The Rome we know today has the Vatican and the Holy See. But the Roman empire was dominated by Generals and Emperors. The elevation of the Papacy was political, not an outgrowth of the Roman empire. In other words, the Russians can claim a greater connection to being Roman than the Roman Catholics. This is, to Russia, an apostolic tradition, so to speak.
At this point, you may be thinking, interesting but so what?
Mythologies communicate with the subconscious.
That’s why we believe things that are logically absurd. To not understand is this to be duped. People spend their lives investigating their genealogy to find roots to famous people. The desire to connect back is a basic human intuition.
Even though the Apostles spread the word, the religion was created, given its structure and protected by Constantine. Later, in Europe, the Churches property was stolen by the Europeans under Marin Luther, Henry the 8th in England, and by Stalin and Lenin in the Soviet Union, but consider the effect these “apostles” had on their nations.
Contrary to their whitewashing and deification in history books, all three were lunatics.
Martin Luther is largely credited with “liberating Germany,” but he was also the father of modern anti-Semitism. Luther was, arguably, as antisemitic as Hitler. Lenin and Stalin need no introduction. They were two of the biggest mass murders in history. Henry the 8th was a psychopath. Obsessed with sex and his lineage, he destroyed England’s monastic system. Contrary to absurd British history, which makes Jesus walking on water seem believable, he eliminated virtually all of England’s anti-poverty programs. After redistributing all of the church’s wealth to nobles, who ceremonially pissed it away, Henry created an unrestrained capitalistic system that impoverished Britain’s middle class for hundreds of years, finally culminating in the great wars.
If you look at Russian “mythology” today, under Vladimir Putin they are doing something that would have been a death sentence…
perhaps even as late as the Gorbachevian era. They’re creating television that highlights their connections to Rome and Caesar. (see here and here) Although in Russian and Italian with English subtitles, these are excellent examples. They not only show the creation of a new Russian mythology but the creative genius of Vladimir Putin a man who, if you’ve never seen an interview, makes Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Angela Merkel, and Theresa May look developmentally disabled. The man is a mad genius.
It was Constantine that protected the church in 300AD, but it’s Putin that protects it today in Russia. Don’t even for a second think this isn’t important. And, by the way, against a never-ending broadside by leftists, socialists, and progressives, it’s Donald Trump that protects it in America.
And, like Trump, his base is a solid as the rock Jesus built his church on. Vladimir Putin has a 72% approval rate and Trump’s is 52% versus Emanuel Macron’s 13% and Angela Merkel’s 34%.
The current pope notwithstanding, who I like to refer to as Frank the Clueless, the Churches embrace of Greek and Russian Orthodox tradition as equals tells you all you need to know about what is really happening in the world. Frank may be as blind as a bat, but the See isn’t. He got voted in because they had to vote for a Latina, so they picked an Italian from Argentina, but to the church, he’s Rudolf before his nose turned red. He ain’t playing in any reindeer games.
People don’t believe in God because they’re duped, stupid or afraid. They believe in God because he exists…
not only in our history and our “piles of rocks,” but in our hearts and souls. Those who don’t believe this will suffer the sin of death.
16:49 11.02.2019(updated 19:24 11.02.2019)
The biblical Mount Sinai is traditionally placed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula , but some researchers say it could be located over a hundred miles eastwards on the Arabian Peninsula across the Gulf of Aqaba.
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