What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon got that right. Which is why I don’t trust any of the primary documents from the period, and I’ll tell you why.
After the destruction of the Second Temple, the Romans expelled Jews and Christians and destroyed all the primary documents. The ones we use today are mostly from Jewish scribes writing in Greek, living in Alexandria, home of the world’s largest library thanks to Alexander the Great. But even that library was eventually destroyed. The only reliable documents on the early Christians are the Dead Sea Scrolls, and they tell a different story from Peter and Paul, and are open to interpretation beyond the official story given out so far.
Something heavy went down in old Jerusalem. Christianity is a hybrid culture forged at a crossroads, similar to what happened in Congo Square, New Orleans. From the East came the Zoroastrian tradition (soma :hot milk and cannabis), and later, Buddhism. From the South came the Egyptian tradition (burning of kifi-cannabis incense). From the North came the Scythian tradition (burning of cannabis flowers inside tipis).
But the incredibly important and most overlooked influence came from Pythagoras, who created the tradition of secret societies monopolizing ceremonial magic and mathematics, the bedrock upon which Masonry was built.
But it’s essential to realize Jerusalem was the place where these traditions converged and it was the appearance and spread of Buddhism that was transforming ideas about spirituality. The Christian movement was largely an attempt to incorporate Buddhism into Judaism, a mission Mani was successful in around 250 AD.
The movement started by John the Baptist involved bringing back the holy anointing oil of Moses with a 5-part ritual. Jerusalem was ruled by an oligarchy installed by Roman force and there were 7,000 priests, which included temple guards and intelligence agents. Intrigue and brutality were everywhere.
The temple made considerable profits by charging to slaughter animals and birds for the wealthy, something that had to be done by priests by law. The movement towards non-violence wanted to put an end to these rituals, and that’s what the scene in the temple overturning the tables was really all about.
One Reply to “Was early Christianity a vegetarian movement like Buddhism?”
Very interesting Steven! I have been doing some research on my own since I was little on Jesus. As I got older, my questions became more “difficult” for the “every day run of the mill” Priest, Rabbi, etc….
I know Jesus was well traveled with his “uncle” Joseph of Arimathea and that Jesus also lived in Tibet and surrounding Buddhist areas.
I believe Jesus took most of his sayings and beliefs from Buddha.(A strong believer in vegan standards and respecting ALL Life forms)
This is where I believe Jesus got most of his beliefs systems when he says “God is all around us and within us” (Gospel of Thomas too)
If Jesus was a meat eater, I have never heard that he ate cooked Lamb for instance??
Humus was a standard type of food back then with Pita like bread. Etc…
Question: Is there an actual list of foods that Jesus may have eaten during his time?
Otherwise, a typical Vegan diet will be Rice, veggies, fruits, mixed in and NO MEAT.(NO killing of anything with a “face” etc…but he ate Fish right???) Sermon on the Mount with ALL those people and only a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish?
Another thing that is over looked are ALL the “Miracles” Jesus did which would fill volumes of books outside the Bible.(Another cover up I think?? Otherwise, there were thousands) Not one person, Saint or magician could have performed all those miracles.
Anyway, I digress just a little but was also interested in what you said about Jesus being a Vegan and possibly being exposed to THC on a routine basis??? (Even the assassins were famous for smoking Hashish before an “assignment”. way back then)
Question: If Jesus ate a special Diet and drank water or wine, and no meat, I am wondering what affect he also experienced if he was exposed to THC or other natural Herbs on a routine basis? There is no mention of it anywhere that I am aware of???
If we were to become more like him, minus the DNA differences, then maybe WE can perform miracles or be perfectly “Healthy”??
We are what we “eat” so to speak……has a deeper meaning than what’s on the surface.