News Briefs 25-03-2005

Bill's gone away for the weekend, but he will arise again next week. Hrmm, sounds familiar ...

  • The Pagan roots of Easter. Mmmm, pagan chocolate.
  • Did Jesus die from crucifixion, or of old age? Is He buried in Kashmir? Did He go to India?Investigating the possibility that Jesus Christ travelled to the East and did not die on the cross. So far he hasn't been seen in any 24-hour convenience store, but a waitress saw the image of Jesus Christ in a cleaning cloth.
  • A teacher has a new theory that could prove the Turin Shroud is a fake.
  • When is Spring supposed to start this year? I don't know what you guys are smoking, but it's the start of Autumn down here.
  • Is Satanism on the rise in France? Or are they watching too many Hollywood horror films?
  • Fighting demons with Islam. Fighting Islam with Christianity. Fighting Christianity with Judaism. Fighting Judaism with Islam. Round and round we go ...
  • Two members of the Georgia Paranormal Research Council discuss what they've found. There are shadows among us, and they've written a book about it (available from their website).
  • Do you want to be immortal? There can be only one.
  • Why reincarnation mystifies scientists. I guess they just can't accept the fact that one day they might be reincarnated as a bestselling alternative archaeology author.
  • A UFO has been witnessed over Penghu Harbour, China. It's interesting to note that China has more UFO organisations than any other country in the world, including the United States.
  • Atmospheric sprites have been caught on film, dancing high above thunderclouds. It'd take phenomenal eyesight for someone to see through thunderclouds and mistake sprites for UFOs!
  • The Northern Hemisphere gets all the attention, what with its Spring Equinox and UFO sightings. The Southern Hemisphere (which is really on top) has just as much paranormal phenomena to offer.
  • Brian Appleyard discusses the phenomenon of extraterrestrial visitations.
  • First light of distant planets has been seen by astronomers.
  • A merman has been spotted in the Caspian Sea. Looking for his mermaid, no doubt.
  • Brilliant video of an octopus strutting around on two legs. I love these guys.
  • Elephants learn through copying other elephants, making them the only other known animal species apart from the ape and we humans that do so.
  • A study will debate the use of non-human primates in science experiments. I like how they stress non-human primates.
  • Big Cat fever is hitting the UK, with a man attacked by a panther in his garden, and now a new sighting in the countryside.
  • Soft tissue has been extracted from the remains of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • In Cambodia, looters are destroying Angkor's ancient ruins. Elsewhere, Cambodian soldiers have found 154 miniature Buddhas.
  • Neolithic excavations in the UAE desert have revealed the area was lush with vegetation and water up to 7000 years ago. Does this have implications for the Sphinx?
  • Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning because you keep hitting the snooze button? This clock may be for you. Me, I'd rather be woken by many beautiful women gently playing violins and cellos.
  • Greek prison guards will go on strike, demanding authorities replace their 1911 US Cavalry revolvers. Apparently they're not allowed to fire the antique guns, so inmates aren't scared of the guards anymore! If you're a collector, I'd be contacting your nearest Greek embassy now.
  • A black high school teacher in Utah was sent a KKK recruitment letter. I hope there's a return address and the authorities lay charges.
  • Toy non-proliferation talks stall.

Thanks Kat and Max.

Quote of the Day:

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.

Oscar Wilde

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Kat's picture
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>>There can be only one.

Highlander is one of my favorites. (What do you thinks taking me so long on that survey you sent me -- I'm still listing all the movies I like. haha)

Did the tv series, with Adrian Paul, air down under?

Kat

Rick MG's picture
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The tv show did air for a while, I used to watch it. It was okay back then, I don't know what I'd think if I saw it now, over a decade later! I haven't seen the Chrisopher Lambert/Adrian Paul combo Highlander movie. Maybe if I see it in a dvd store somewhere ...

Thanks for the memory trip, now i'm having flashbacks to what was going on at the time (I remember missing one episode of Highlander cos I had a nap at 4pm and woke up after midnight). ;-)

AAiek's picture
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Come on Shadows and Kat; there can be only one. The series was crap. Number 2 movie was a disgrace, and they should have learnt their lesson prior to number 3.

AAiek

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If one looks into the data, one finds there is actually a fair amount of evidence that Jesus survived the crucifixion, but also evidence that He died at the same time. It's very perplexing. The traditions of Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead can reliably be dated to within just a couple decades of the actual date it was supposed to have happened. This suggests that the resurrection tradition is true, because the rumors of His resurrection were spreading in Jewish culture while many of the actual eyewitnesses of those events were still alive.

However, there is also a sizable body of evidence suggesting that Jesus survived the crucifixion and went on to propagate offspring and emigrate to India.

For centuries, these two traditions have seemed mutually exclusive. In order for one to be right, the other had to be wrong. But there is yet another tradition, so heretical as to only be spoken in whispers for much of the last 2000 years, that would elegantly accommodate both the crucifixion tradition and the survival tradition. Jesus, the legend reports, had an identical twin brother who stood alongside Him on that stage, and who both were ready, willing, and able to take on the honor of the Cross.

Like the two goats of the annual Yom Kippur atonement sacrifice, one of them was chosen to be set free, and the other was marked for death.

Both men were going by the name "Jesus", or "Savior" at the time. On one side of Pilate stood the man identified in the gospels as "Jesus Messiah", or "The savior who is said to be the Messiah", and on the other side stood "Jesus Bar Abbas", in other words, "The savior who is said to be the Son of God".

The Jesus chosen for the cross ultimately died of a spear wound, and after His body was placed in its crypt, it was later found to be missing. The Jesus allowed to be set free, His twin, "Thomas Didymus", eventually had children and moved to India, and, I believe, wrote The Gospel of Thomas somewhere along the way. If so, then the Gospel of Thomas was actually written by Jesus Himself. Or at least one of them.

The twin who moved to India, Saint Thomas, was also said to have died by spear wound, and after his body was placed in its crypt, it was also later found to be missing.

Did BOTH twins resurrect?

I explore these questions in considerable depth in my upcoming book, Original Christianity,coming out this October. Those who don't want to wait can explore my research at http://www.divisiontheory.com

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hi peter,
sorry no capitals.
your book sounds interesting as does your theory.i will have a look.i have read a bit about jesus surviving the resurrection and it is obvious that something other than what we know happened at that time.
i never thought of both twins being crucified but anything is possible.
thanks,

shadows

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Two books by Barbara Thiering, a Catholic theologist are worth reading. Jesus the Man, and Jesus of the Apocolip are the two books. These books compare calenders with hebrew traditions, and the Dead Sea Scrolls where she claims that both singular and plural versions of the word Jerusalem meant different locations.

The theories put forward in these books can not be ultimately proven, the same as all other theories put forward; but they make a lot of sense. Definitely worth a read. These books also claim that Jesus survived the Crucifiction, married, and had children.
AAiek

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rick, i don't believe that bill has gone away for the weekend.i think he has disappeared in an experiment and no one wants to talk about it.he was acting a bit strange...posting a link about flies on hitler.who wants to know about flies on hitler.
sorry, i am missing keys due to my parrot.

there is a show on atlantis tomorrow night at 7.30 ch 7.
and tonight i will try and tape that thing from nat geo.
if i can find the torch.

the chinese seem to be quite open about ufos.it is interesting to see the ufo situation from other points of view.they obviously believe in them.

great links, thanks rick.

shadows

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Why does nobody consider the other obvious possibility?

Perhaps he DID resurrect, and then he DID go on to live another few decades traveling India. After all, what is the bloody point of resurrecting yourself if you’re not going to take advantage of it?

There are numerous first hand accounts in the East of Yogis who have done this and similar things. And after all, it is the East to where he supposedly went! (Returned to? After his first trip as a teenager?)

When Jesus "ascended" after the supposed resurection, perhaps he just teleported himself somewhere else. Again, there are many stories in the East of this also being possible. For those who would scoff at this possibility, read about it first. But not as in "read about it in books written by people who do not believe it is possible". That's like going to a Southern Baptist preacher to get info on evolution.