Saturday 15 September 2012

Are The Abrahamic Faiths Political Tools

Joseph Atwill's work pretty much lines up with the Islamic documentary I posted over here. Whatever spirituality remains in the Abrahamic faiths is overshadowed by political manipulation. Naturally one needs to be acquainted with the Roman Flavian dynasty to respond to that charge but you know the believers.

They're the last to question what they believe. 

I do it every day. Every day I get a little close and a little stronger and a little wiser.  I may be wrong but truth (a word I go out of my way to use as seldom as possible) is a journey not a destination.

Joseph Atwill is an independent scholar who has set the world of New Testament scholarship in a new direction. In his book Caesar's Messiah, Atwill outlines the series of events in Jesus' ministry that are parallels with the events of the battle campaign of Titus Flavius. His research has been made into a documentary. Through interviews with seven controversial Bible scholars, the "Caesar's Messiah" documentary shows that Christianity was invented by the Romans as a political tool to control the masses of the day, and it is still being used this way today. Producer/Director of the film Fritz Heede along with Co-Producer/Writer Nijole Sparkis also join in on this interview. In the first hour, we’ll retrace Joseph’s main thesis, including Caesar’s possible intentions behind the gospels. In the second hour, we’ll discuss literary techniques used by the Romans. Atwill explains Titus typology and reversal of the gospels. He also reveals the logic puzzle of the last four gospels. Later, we talk about the need for new myths. Also, we’ll discuss what method of thought can set us free from doctrine.