Thursday, November 05, 2015

Michael Paulkovich - No Meek Messiah - The Fable of the Chrestianoi


In a recent article The Fable of the Christ, Kenneth Humphries invites researcher and historian Michael Paulkovich to discuss his new book No Meek Messiah.

“When I consider those 126 writers, all of whom should have heard of Jesus but did not — and Paul and Marcion and Athenagoras and Matthew with a tetralogy of opposing Christs, the silence from Qumran and Nazareth and Bethlehem, conflicting Bible stories, and so many other mysteries and omissions,” Paulkovich writes, “I must conclude that Christ is a mythical character.”

But Chrestianoi (yes, I did spell it correctly, from Tacitus' supposed second century Annals re-written as the Medicean Manuscripts as late as the 11th century) or the followers of this Roman Catholic Ambassador for Peace & Love Inc won't consider such historical detective work since they have their Inquisition-hardened F.A.I.T.H. to dictate the terms of their coercion like a doomed race of lemmings guided towards oblivion.

Had the Roman Empire never sanctioned The Christ Story in the second century, we'd never have heard of this mythical character and his strange & wondrous deeds in an enemy-occupied land.


Ken said...

I found this report fascinating as a few years ago I personally conducted research on documents written 70 AD to 280 AD and chronicled 237 texts that reference Jesus.
The number refers to the texts themselves and not to the number of times that Jesus is referenced in each text.
Counting each reference would take us well beyond the 237 total.
Furthermore, the number refers to the texts and not to each manuscript behind each text.
Counting each manuscript would also take us well beyond the 237 total.

Mike Philbin said...

Well, Paulkvich is talking about CONTEMPORARIES i.e. prior to the death of the 'Chrestus character'.

Contemporary accounts, or Roman Empire financial accountings, or just simply some friend or relative or cohort writing down on sheets of fabric or skin or papyrus how great this Jesus-guy was.