The Saints of Christian mythology

"Jesus" means "Saviour" and "Christ" "Anointed", referred to in the "Holy Texts" as divine attributes. So, what was the real name of the Jew Jesus? Who was he in reality and what authentic deeds saw him as protagonist? ... When and Why was he killed? The "Three Marys" in the life of Christ...who, in reality, are "Six Marys" in the Gospels... force those who carry out critical analysis to inquire into these "pious" women, all of whom, strangely, had the same name... were related to Jesus and one is said to be Jesus's mother's sisiter ... women who had children with the same names... the same as those of the "Lord's" brothers ... who in turn had names the same as those of "some" Apostles: is their explanationfor these improbable coincidences?

Sanhedrin, High Priests and Temple of Jerusalem: what relationships were there between these Jewish institutions and the Apostles? Historiography is able to identify their names and their vicissitudes ... and what "Acts" were they they protagonists of.
Were the quarrels between Saint Paul and the High Priest of the Sanhedrin? ... According to history who was the High Priest of the Sanhedrin called "Kaipha"? ... Who were the "Apostles" in reality? ... and why do their names and their number vary from Gospel to Gospel?: history answers these questions.

Saint Peter, Saint James, Saint Paul... Why doesn't any first century writer report the term "Apostle"?... Why doesn't history record their presence, despite the fact that, according to the Gospels, it was they who "witnessed" the Advent of Jesus Christ in the Roman Empire and in the city of Rome itself and demonstrated the "Power and the Glory" by performing miracles which amazed crowds of believers ... just like their "Teacher"? ...

The critical analysis answers these questions and, by discovering the falsifications introduced into the Gospels, proves that the Apostles were a literary invention created at a later date and functional to the doctrine of the salvation from the first century onwards. Whoever has evidence to the contrary must disclose it, thus allowing us to be spared from reading the "testimonies" of the "Fathers" of the "rising primitive Church" or those of ascetics undergoing a full mystical crisis; they must not subject us to the usual, foregone"testimonies" of those whoinvented them for their own personal interest ...

Did Saint Paul truly exist? ... No! History manages to prove that the "Apostle of the People" was created to justify, through the "sudden inspiration" of an invented man, the modification of a doctrine which initially was different, in oreer to make it appear as if it had been the divinity itself to have demanded the change by means of a "Revelation": the fact that a religion, which initially was different, was changed for human opportunity could not be disclosed.

The pitiless logic of History demonstrates the absurdities contained in the "Holy Texts" and eliminates them, as precisely as the scalpels of surgeon which remove tumours from the bodies of the sick. The enigma of Jesus Christ, "the greatest mystery of humanity", as he is defined by mass media ... is no longer such: history allows us to identify the event of the man Jesus upon which, at a later date, the myth of Salvation for eternal life was built and evolved.

In schools, in the press, in films, on public and private TV ... transformed into modern and effective pulpits, they speak about the Christian religion and its protagonists, who are duly described through ... false details.
TV news can now be compared to parish noticeboards, which are present in our homes and updated daily; the news report, emphatically, the same, foregone conclusions of the Pope and fill them with profound, heralding meaning, as if they were the words of God, prophecies on the future of mankind: a true "cult of the personality" which became "holy" thanks to daily, widespread propaganda unprecedented in the history of man.

On TV programs there are declarations made by exegetes and biblical exegetes, Cardinals, Bishops, Monsignors who - after informing us about further miracles concerning the new divinity "Padre Pio", the ossuaries of Apostles and Saints, relics, meaningless papyrus fragments passed of as "documents", visions of "Madonnas" with sorrowful tears of blood - warn us about the constant presence of "Satan", always ready to corrupt and lay a trap for all men and women.
Obsequious journalists ostentate jubilation for the supernatural powers of "Pope Wojtyla the Great" and for the miracle performed by the latter and certified by a nun (sic!) ... and he was finally beatified.

Spiritism, satanism, skeletons, ghosts, angels, souls, saints, miracles, relics, blood, monsters legends ... everything becomes "possible", "theorized", discussed, debated and little by little we begin to believe it all, without even realizing it ... at least the naive. The most powerful system of mass information and mass conditioning ever created, which does its utmost to maintain and strengthen the beliefs and superstitions rampant throughout the dark centuries of the Middle Ages. Groundless beliefs which are administered as if they were "spirituality".

According to what is reported in the "Holy Scriptures", the "mass media", through their footage, speak about Jesus, the Madonna, Saint Joseph and the Apostles who (and by now we know it by heart) interacted with famous people, who truly existed and are documented by first century historians; as a result their vicissitudes are interwoven with history ... therefore "truthful".
On the basis of such a conclusion, it would appear that few people dare continue to question the "Advent" of the Messiah, dating back to roughly two thousand years ago in a faraway Province of the Roman Empire, during the reigns of Claudius and Tiberius.
But must we really take for granted that the deeds described in the Gospels, attributed to Jesus and to the Apostles who succeeded him, truly took place?
Did the Madonna, Saint Joseph, the Three Wise Men, Angels, Jesus and the Apostles ... really exist?
History, through advanced critical research supported by archeology, epigraphs and philology, can verify whether the narrated facts in the "Holy Texts" truly took place ... by comparing the vicissitudes of famous people who really existed with those of Saints who "interact" with these historical figures.
A textual analysis of the Gospels is confronted with historical reality; this starts up an inquirythat eliminates, one by one, the "Acts" narrated therein, which are unpitifully yet rightfully branded as false.

The Christian doctrine which we read in the Gospels today was not elaborated "arbitrarily" by this or that Evangelist, or the result of the imagination of a single person; instead, as verified through the research, this "Creed" is the final result of a theological evolution which began with the Essenes, one of the four Jewish religious factions (the other three are the Pharisees, the Zealots and the Sadduceans) present in Palestine in the first century.
After the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple ordered by Titus as a result of the military defeat, the pagans perpetrated grave persecutions against the Jewish communities in many eastern cities of the Empire, from Syria Egypt.
Some Essenic congregations (starting from Egypt) began to modify their doctrine and revised the Jewish ancestral concept of the divine "Messiah", yearning for the advent of a "Saviour" ("Jeshùa") who would liberate them from pagan domination.

On the basis of what has been revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Jewish "Messiah" was an extreme nationalist and provoker of an apocalyptic nemesis against the pagan and against Rome: A King Dominator of the World, even more powerful than King David. He is the same prophesized and awaited "Dominator of the World" reported by Josephus Flavius, after being captured by the Roman warrior Vespasian just before the latter was acclaimed Emperor.
Since the authentic "Dominator of the World" was the Emperor of Rome, the Jewish divine Messiah was ideologically in contrast with Roman power, therefore too dangerous for the faithful of the diaspors living in the imperial Provinces, faraway from Judea and in close contact with the Pagans, followers of different creeds.
At the General Audience with the Pope held on 3 January 1990 "John Paul II the Great" described the Messaih through these words:

"With David the ideal of the King anointed by the Lord takes texture, the figure of the future Messiah-King who will be the true liberator and saviour of his people...the ideal of the Messiah-KIng will not wane and will be casted ever so much into the future in terms of awaiting,

Yahweh's anointed - prophesized in the Ancient Law and awaited by the Jews during the Messainic era - was chosen by God in order to unite, through a renewed alliance, the lost "children of Israel", a distant past belonging to the twelve tribes who divided up the "Promise Land". He had to be a warrior King who, like David who led his people against the Philistines, would have crushed the pagan invaders of their land. A God who asked the Jewish Zealot nation to take part in a struggle, as is reported by Josephus:

"the nationalistic fanatics (the Zealots) will not retreat in front of possible and necessary bloodshed, and the Divinity (Yaweh) would have favoured the success of their exploit".

A God which demanded that the Jews behave in accordance with the Law of the ancient fathers: "Zealot" behaviour" ... to the point of martyrdom.

The Essenes residing in Palestine (as documented in their original manuscripts) were in favour of a national liberation struggle against the Roman "Kittim" invaders; they incited the people to rebellion and spurred them on with their prophecies until 70 A.D. They declared themselves the guardians of the "Divine Revelations" paving the way for a Messianic intervention to "save"the chosen people by crushing their enemies.

From the death of Herod the Great in 4 B.C., there was a series of revolts against Roman power which lasted until the holy war of liberation ending in 70 A.D.: it was a massacre. After such a catastrophe the Essene priests - supporters of the prophesy which announced the advent of a divine "Saviour" who would lend aid to the Jews - in order to counter the accusations made against them with regard to the unsuccessful prophesy, cause of much useless bloodshed, they reasserted that the "Messiah" had truly come but ... the Jews had not recognized him.
Inspired by the Ancestral Law which refers to a prophesy of Isaiah:

"Ill treated and afflicted, he (the Messiah) never opened his mouth, like a lamb led to the slaughter-house, like a sheep dumb before its shearers he never opened his mouth".

Repeated in the Gospels: "Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!".

The Essenes used the prophesy to justify themselves in front of the Jews and identified their "Messiah", lamb of God", as a priest named John, eldest son of the pharisee revolutionary Judas, called the Galilean, who in 6 A.D. founded the anti-Roman Zealot philosophy - the " fourth philosophy " - reported by Josephus Flavius:

"Judas the Galilean placed himself at the head of the fourth philosophy, a novelty unknown up until that time, which agrees with all the opinions of the Pharisees apart from the fact that they have a burning love for freedom (the Zealots were Pharisee irredentist revolutionaries who were against slavery) convinced that only God is their guide and Owner; they were more than ready to face up to an agonizing death …".

An ideology which provided for the abolition of slavery and of the priestly pro-Roman castes. After the deathm of Herod the Great in 4 B.C., Judas attacked Sepphoris (the capital of Galilee), proclaimed himself King of the Jews and conquered the whole region, thus provoking the reaction of Rome, which managed to reconquer the area thanks to the intervention of the legions commanded by the son of Quintilius Varus, Legate of Caesar Augustus and Governor of Syria. Judas the Galilean had five sons, whose names were the same as those of Jesus's four brothers (as reported in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark) plus John; authentically Jewish names, the same as those of the sons of the many "Marys" reported in the Gospels and as those of a few "Apostles" ... duplicated or triplicated.
It was an unyielding struggle against Rome led by a line of noble Jews, descendants of the Asmoneans and pretenders to the throne of the Jews usurped by Herod and his heirs, which gave birth to first century "Messianism"... in Greek "Christianity".

During the 34-37 A.D. conflict between the Roman Empire and the Kingdom of the Parthians, John, the new Zealot leader took power in Jerusalem (with the help of his brothers) and proclaimed himself King of the jews ... and the people recognized him as their "Saviour" until Easter of 36 A.D., when, after crushing the rebellion, the Romans crucified him.

After Titus, Vespasian's son, destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 A.D., some Essene priests from Egypt began to conceive a new Jewish "Saviour" (Jeshùa) and "Messiah" (Christ); they were inspired by the abstract "Logos" of the Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria, who died in 45 A.D. …
A divine "Messiah" who was no longer a nationalist fighter, therefore acceptable to the Imperial power of Rome and less dangerous for the Jewish population of the diaspora. But it was not so simple...

The "gnosis" (knowledge of God) of the ascetic Essenes idealized several divine "Saviours", not yet in contrast with the Ancient Law and suitable for mystical exaltation but not strongly requested (because not understood) by a people in need of "eternity" and therapeutic miracles.
Meanwhile, in Judea the Jewish Zealot faction, despite the military defeat and the persecutions, survived ideologically and was refounded and led by their last "Saviour", Simon bar (son of) Kosiba, referred to with the Messainic title of "bar Kochba" (son of the Star); he was considered a force capable of facing, once again, the Roman legions the last war (132 - 135 A.D.) against the Roman Empire (governed by Hadrian).
It ended with another massacre: the jews were defeated in 135 A.D. and forced to abandon a Jerusalem and a Judea which had once again been destroyed. The exiled Israelites spread throughout the eastern Roman Empire, as far as Mesopotamia and beyond.

It was after this second, tragic disaster that a new doctrine began to spread throughout the territories of the former Hellenic Empire; despite being based upon the Jewish Old Testament, it postulated the "resurrection" of the body after death thanks to the theophagic eucharistic sacrifice.
Until this time the Pharisees, Essenes and Zealots only believed in the eternity of the soul, while the Sadduceans did not even believe in this.
The pagan rituals of the mystery cults - which worshipped semi-Gods ("Soteres" or Saviours) existing prior to "Christ Saviour" - provided for the "resurrection" of the faithful after death. These rituals were practiced by priests of eastern origin and reserved for wealthy, privileged neophytes; their liturgies were characterized by the drinking of the blood of an animal sacrificed at the very moment in which God took possession of the victim (hostia) in order to enter in communion with Him and acquire "the grace" needed to resurrect after death.

The grafting of the theophagic pagan ritual on the Jewish religion of the "Ancient Fathers" gave birth to "Jesuit Christianity": Jesus, the Messaih, Saviour of all men had already come and had "sacrificed" himself for them. According to his teachings, to "save" oneself from the punishment of hell and resurrect with a perfectly healthy body and live eternally in the new Kingdom of Heaven, all that one needed to do is follow codes of behaviour dictated by "ministers" of the new God, purify themselves and eat a piece of consecrated bread in which the body and blood of the Jewish saviour "Our Lord Jesus Christ" can be found: the "hostia", from Latin, "the victim sacrificed to God"...

No prophesy of the Old Testament provided for the Advent of a Messiah destined by God to be sacrificed and then divided into "consecrated Hosts" to be eaten by the "Gentiles" so that they can resurrect after death. Such eschatology at first could not be conceived by the Essene Jews: it would have come into contrast with the Ancestral Law ... and with its followers: The primitivegnostic doctrine of the Essenes had to be changed; a change that would have even involved the pagans: Pauline Christianity. Or rather, the Christian doctrine which has arrived to the present day. This is why "Saint Paul" was created by the Founding Fathers of the new faith ... or rather, they had him be created by the "Messiah" himself after his resurrection. According to what "historical testimony"? Simple: the "Acts of the Apostles", some letters which have been attributed to him and the Ecclesiastical History of the "Apologetic Fathers".

To understand how a scolar today can come to such conclusions one must read the Gospels and confront them with true ... history. Read the testimonies concerning Christianity written by first and secondar century authors, read about who the latter were and the functions they had in the Empire; compare these testimonies to those of the Apostolic and Apologetic Fathers of the same era and of later periods; verify the truthfulness, authenticity and accuracy of the historical information provided by comparing it to that which is reported by Tacitus, Josephus flavius, Suetonius, Plinius the Younger, Cassius Dio and other imperial chroniclers; know the dating of the oldest manuscripts in order to assess the true value of the "testimony" belonging to a "tradition" created a posteriori and attributed to "Fathers" who lived centuries earlier and whose original manuscripts no longer exist ... destroyed, rather than be preserved ... in order to eliminate any possible historical and theological contradictions and hide the evidence of the "construction" and evolutionof the new doctrine created by man, not by God ... to prevent the mistakes (and their motives) from being identified.

Finally, was there really a "Christianity" with related martyrs, followers of a "Jesus Christ" who had already come in the first century ... orwere thesethese "Christians", forced to undergo torture, simply "Messianist" Jews awaiting the "Messiah" which until this time had only been prophesized ... as attested by the Qumran Scrolls.

All the answers can be found by found by following the historiological route resulting from the comparative reading of history and the "Holy Scriptures", included in the present website and in the historical essay: John the Nazirean, called "Jesus Christ", and his brothers.