Pigs and Jesus
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The gospel says Jesus okayed that evil spirits entered a herd of pigs and then possessing and drowning the pigs, even though pigs normally manage to float and swim well. What a heavy loss to the owner of the pigs. Should he have pressed charges? To whom? [Matthew 8:28-33]
Evil Spirits Recognised Jesus
It is written: "Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was. [Mark 3:11-12]
"It takes one to know one (Proverb)," or -?
The Cause of Death of Many Millions, and Innocent Pigs
Do not let things get out of hands. As Jack Welch says, "Control your destiny or someone else will." [Cdew]
Jesus took part in massive killings of pigs - those highly intelligent, emotionally sensitive animals. Nowadays 'pig' is used for a repulsive person and immoral woman too. But he also caused the death of millions of martyrs who "died for him" against the common belief that he died for all.
Misguided Christians thought the end of all time was at hand, for so they had been informed. Yet the "big end" never came as said and expected. You may say these people were misled into embracing death. In some recent sects, members still do that. It is far worse than embarrassing.
Oddly enough, Jesus said, "All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved." [Mark 13:13; Matthew 10:22]. That is a notorious persecution scenario - found in sects. If you consider that all men seldom or never have heard of any one man yet, not even Jesus, how can "all men" hate unmet ones? They do not. Another fact is that this teaching of Jesus are false: It is possible to exaggerate so greatly that it makes an untruth out of a thing. Just ignore untruths that prevent you from gathering wisdom and other treasures to carry along.
Consider these words by Confucius:
Tsze-kung asked, saying, "What do you say of a man who is loved by all the people of his neighbourhood?"
It is better to be liked by the good than hated by all. If you find yourself hated by someone, one or many, proper precautions are fit above placing yourself in harm's way to be slaughtered. Martyrs in millions were slaughtered. Why, if the saying of Jesus of surpassing Jesus in John 14:12 holds any water? Why, if a couple of goats would maintain them year after year [Leviticus 16]? To be wiped out by evil-minded ones means leaving the way open for criminals and worsening conditions too if things go far.
Associate in Brutish Pig Murders
Pigs cannot fly, but they can swim. However:
When [Jesus] arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that none could pass that way.
In this story of canonical pig murder, they talk of demon-possession. More interesting, perhaps, is this: Can pigs swim? They are excellent swimmers. Most animals are; yet these pigs drowned. It means somebody had them drowned - killed. Jesus. Did he not have anything better to do than overstepping the natural rights of the animals against being victims of demons they hardly deserved? Or the rights of the owner(s) of the pigs?
Jesus was an accomplice in massive pig murder. Accordingly, Jesus took part in "robbing" the pig owners too. In another place too he trespasses by telling followers to take a colt without the owner's permission [Mark 11:1-6]. A Smith and Weston was completely out of question . . .
Buddha teaches to show mercy to animals in the first place and not take what has not been given in the second place. Note the differences.
The "religious slaughter-business" of letting innocent animals suffer and die for others is what Hebrews justified by calling it righteousness and of the Law of Moses. It is vicarious sacrifice - it is heinous wrong against innocents, meant to promote the lives of wrong-doers year by year. By calling a ruthless doing good and "of God", some evidently hope to get away with it. Some do, in fact, at least in this life. Demagoguery and propaganda are in part for that.
Watch out: Needless Deaths
One night in 2007, at the Kaczynski Memorial Auditorium in Chicago, a council of over 200 persons came together to render a verdict on the sanity of Jesus. Finally, the verdict was given: Jesus Christ, known to Christians as "the Messiah," was legally insane. Some of the audience agreed, and others disagreed. The speaker of the council, Dr. David Eardman eventually answered some questions from the audience. He said:
"The reasons we declared Jesus unhinged had to do with his unstable behavior in cursing a fig tree for not having fruit on it (Mark 11:12-14), for sending soul-raping demons into a herd of two thousand swine, causing their needless deaths (Mark 5:11-13), and for his famous temple conniption fit (John 2:14-17)."
A Dr. Chamberlain said, "Why Jesus agreed to go along with a request of Hellbound demons . . . isn't clear, but it is clear that Jesus was no animal rights activist . . . Jesus sent them on a short trip inside the bodies of sweet little pigs and piglets that were subsequently drowned in the river. . . . This is crazy behavior. I've never seen anything like it outside of a sanitarium! We have no choice but to declare Jesus insane and to warn others to stay away from him . . ."
Hm. The guess is that Chamberlain have not seen massive pig slaugther and drowning of pigs in a sanatorium either. Americans!
Dr. Eardman concluded the matter: "I'm afraid the conclusion is unavoidable. Jesus is insaneand we are not the only ones who think so. Even his family thought Jesus was nuttier than a fudge sundae. Mark 3:21 says ‘When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, He is out of his mind.'" 
Plumb "The Four Pillars of Christianity"
Yogananda's fellowship teaches they stand for "original Christianity as taught by Jesus Christ". It may not be "out-of-one's-mind-Christianity", even though it may seem so to gospel-readers who think it means something loony one way or another - But do not succumb to the great bait. You can find better teachings and better things to do. There was no Christianity at the time of Jesus. Further, the apostles and the Holy Ghost decided to wipe away nearly all the sayings of Jesus and since then "only four things" were required of Gentile followers [Acts 15; 21:25]: No to blood food and Biblical adultery are probably the two most profiled ones today. Blood food includes black pudding and many a Wurst, and much else with added blood protein, certain hamburgers included.
In a late addition to the gospels of Matthew and Markus these forgeries are put in the mouth of Jesus:
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." [Matthew 28:18-20; cf. Mark 16:14-19].
This late addition to the gospel is unlikely to be true. Joseph Wheless (1868-1950) writes in "Forgery In Christianity" that the last chapter of Matthew - as of Mark 9-20, - are late interpolations or forged passages from a time when the "second coming" in the "Kingdom of God" and the immediate "end of the world" were not hot issues any longer, because of the "lapse of long years of time and disappointed expectation. It could also only have been written after the gospel of the "Kingdom" for the Jews had failed."
Culminating evidence that Jesus Christ never uttered this so-called missionary command is found in Acts, he further explains. If Jesus Christ, just arisen from the dead, had given that ringing and positive command to Peter and the eleven, it would have been impossible for the remarkable "history" recorded in Acts to have occurred, and the apostles would not have been astonished at being told by Peter that he had served gentiles. Peter had not heard that he should preach the gospel to Gentiles when he had a vision on a roof-top in Joppa (Jaffa). And when he did teach Gentiles, it was something new, something that the other apostles never had said was an option.
There is another contradiction here: Matthew 18:16-19 says the command was given on a mount, whereas Mark says the command was given to the eleven apostles "as they were eating," (Mark 16:14-19). The gospel apparently does not tell what actually happened when it says the apostles went forth and preached everywhere, for Acts shows they did not. The fact: "The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20. [NIV]"
The silence of the other two gospels about such preaching is also a heavy-weighter, and several of the epistles of Paul go against that it happened too.
New Testament evidence tends toward the conclusion that Jesus never uttered any "Go, teach all nations," and that the texts telling it are later additions - probably forgeries to serve Gentile propaganda after the Jews had rejected Jesus and his sect massively. As it is, the whole section appears as a spurious addition. Says Wheless: "The Christian Church is thus founded on a forgery of pretended words of the pretended Christ." He goes on to conclude that there could not be
More shaming proofs and confessions of forgery of pretended words of the Christ . . . than of this falsified command to preach a forged Gospel to the credulous dupes of Paganism. Gentile Christianity collapses upon its forged foundations.
However, Christianity for Gentiles is given in Acts 15 (and 21:25). It dispenses with what Jesus said for Jews (everything he said, actually), and keeps just four requirements. No to blood food (including Brat, Wurst, black pudding, etc.) is one of them - as bad as adultery, or the other way round.
Wheless thinks that baptism formulas are most likely forged too. He brings up how likely it is that the baptism part of these gospel sections are forged. "The elaborated forgery of Matthew, "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," are sufficiently branded with falsity in the preceding paragraphs, and may be dismissed without further notice. And the Holy "Trinity" spoken of in it, was not actually invented until the Council of Constantinople, in 381 AD. McCabe says "It was fraudulently added to the gospel when the priesthood was created." It is almost certain that baptism at first was into the name of Jesus Christ, and not formally into the name of the a Trinity. [Joseph Wheless. Forgery in Christianity.
The snag (concealed or unexpected difficulty or obstacle) here is that those late-added words go against what actually happened: Gentile Christians did not actually have to learn anything by Jesus. [Acts 15; 21:25]. A story about the apostle Philip seems to confirm it too, adding flesh to the bones of the principle that is dug up for you here. Extracts:
Philip went down to a city in Samaria. With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many. Peter and John came to and placed their hands on them.
So "testify" about Jesus, as the apostles did, does not in any way say quote[John 15:26]. Early Christians did not have any written-down canon. What they should have had, on the other hand, was what Jesus called "the Spirit of truth", who would "guide you into all truth". [John 16:13]. But as you can see, that did not actually happen: They wrote diverging versions of central happenings, which means some were not telling the truth [Link].
The resurrection stories. Further, You may think they agreed on how Jesus was resurrected. The scene is described in all four gospels. If the versions are treated as evidence from truthful witnesses, you may insist firmly that the witness versions stand up to the standards in a normal court of law. But different gospels give different accounts. Sort out by plucking the feathers of differences off, and what remains is the body of the bird - in this case what all four versions agree on, the very few common elements. You find that the key elements in the tales are that someone was executed by the Romans and buried, and that followers and friends visited the grave a few days later, to find it empty. If that is The Thing to build a faith on, as Paul says, it is not very much.
Tongue-talkers have not helped in nearly 2000 years either. New Testament writers have proved to us they could not get that big incident right, so what did they get right? Who can tell? Do not expect it from all who speak in tongues, at any rate, for evidence goes against such hopes.
Unity and concord among first followers - a myth. The apostles also argued among themselves to the point that some of them would not co-operate (Paul). Many fractions actually threatened the early church (Gnosticism).
The crucifixion. Let us start somewhere during the crucifixion. Matthew tells that the robbers that were crucified along with him, heaped insults on him. But Luke says only one of them did, and John does not mention anything of the kind. The versions do not agree on that point; that is fair to say. So we have to say the Bible is far from true in all cases. [Matthew 27:44 - 28:8; Mark 15:28 - Mark 16:11; Luke 23:39 - Luke 24:12; John 19:18 - John 20:18].
Further, in New Testament letters and the Acts the apostles hardly quote Jesus. They talk about him, but rarely quote him. You have no need for it either. [John 14:12] You might prefer to write down a list and give charge to each of these points. Moreover, in weighing a whole chapter and very much else in the New Testament against a few inserted, later-added passages - and the confusing gospels - consider what all the apostles and the Holy Ghost did, and that the Letters and Acts testify to:
You should probably have no need whatever for quoting any saying of Jesus of his failed, original mission of saving Jews only. "Original Christianity as taught by Jesus Christ" could be dropped by all non-Jewish followers on the authority of Acts 15 and 21:25.
Select the translations of highest repute to save yourself embarrassments. And:
See to it that none takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy. [Col 2:8]
Become greatly aware of forged gospel passages too. Apropos, actual pigs do not mislead by forged teachings.
Cdew: Tichy, Noen M., and Stratford Sherman. Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will: Lessons in Mastering Change - from the Principles Jack Welch Is Using to Revolutionize GE. New York: Harper Business, 1994.
Wheless, Joseph. Forgery in Christianity: Documented Record of the Foundations of the
Christian Religion. (originally published in 1868) About.com.
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