Re: Theos-World Re: Jesus: Another side of the story
Oct 20, 2000 07:30 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
> Bart I was wondering if you subscribe to the argument of the
> source you cited that Jesus derived from Yeishu ben Pandeira. If
> so, then as with Mead you agree Jesus could have been Yeishu
> ben Pandeira.
My personal belief? I believe that Jesus was a one of a number of
Essene leaders of the time, and the stories about him got amalgamated
with the stories of many teachers, and got mushed together into the New
Testament. However, my great-grandfather, among many, many others was
slaughtered for the crime of killing this Jesus guy. Several of my
friends were the victims of beatings for the same crime.
The Mahatmas wrote that metaphysical truth should be taught in the
idiom in which the people understand. But, far too often, people look at
the map, and think it's the terrain. The stories of Jesus make nice
myths, but when people are running around claiming to be Jesus reborn
(or the new vehicle for the "Christ"), my fraud radar comes on full
Some born again Christians use the saying (even if far too many don't
follow it), "What would Jesus do?" Well, at least based on the stories
I've read about him, he wouldn't do ANYTHING resembling what these
so-called "World Teachers" are doing.
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