Left: From Hitler’s Martin Luther Memorial Church. Right: From the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, by Churchill’s granddaughter Edwina Sandys.
I came to cast fire upon the earth, and what will I if it was already lit?
Who Really Killed Jesus?
To start off, it was not the Romans. Their earliest emperors were consistently anti-Semitic.
Jews (i.e. Josephus, Philo), Freemasons (see below), theosophists (i.e. Blavatsky), Christians (i.e. Eusebius), occultists (i.e. Steiner, Cayce), and even pagans (i.e. Pliny, Porphyry) represent the Jewish Essenes as a peaceful sect (some wrongly believe they had a share in the pagan mysteries) who still retained their Jahwe cult. Josephus strongly implies with his choice of words that they worshiped the Sun when it was rising, as does Philo. This is obviously a contradiction.
No man can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Toward the Deity, at least: pious observances uniquely [expressed]. Before the sun rises, they [the Essenes] utter nothing of the mundane things, but only certain ancestral prayers to him,804 as if begging805 him to come up. After these things, they are dismissed by the curators to the various crafts808 that they have each come to know, and after they have worked strenuously until the fifth hour they are again assembled in one area, where they belt on linen covers and wash their bodies in frigid water. After this purification they gather in a private hall, into which none of those who hold different views may enter: now pure themselves, they approach the dining room as if it were some [kind of] sanctuary.
therefore, being intoxicated all night till the morning with this beautiful intoxication, without feeling their heads heavy or closing their eyes for sleep, but being even more awake than when they came to the feast, as to their eyes and their whole bodies, and standing there till morning, when they saw the sun rising they raised their hands to heaven, imploring tranquillity and truth, and acuteness of understanding. And after their prayers they each retired to their own separate abodes, with the intention of again practising the usual philosophy to which they had been wont to devote themselves. This then is what I have to say of those who are called therapeutae, who have devoted themselves to the contemplation of nature, and who have lived in it and in the soul alone, being citizens of heaven and of the world, and very acceptable to the Father and Creator of the universe because of their virtue, which has procured them his love as their most appropriate reward, which far surpasses all the gifts of fortune, and conducts them to the very summit and perfection of happiness.
It’s worth pointing out that Freemasons acknowledge that the Jews have borrowed (stolen) from all cultures, that the Jews were exclusive, separatist, and racists, that the Jewish conception of god was initially polytheistic and “nationalist”, but despite all this, they mistakenly view the Jews as some sort of spiritual elite who had a share in the pagan mysteries like their neighbors, which is untrue. It should also be noted that the Freemasons have typically emancipated themselves from religious absurdities and fanaticism. Here’s what they have to say about the Jewish Essenes:
Among all the ancient nations there was one faith and one idea of Deity for the enlightened, intelligent, and educated, and another for the common people. To this rule the Hebrews were no exception.
The Tetractys, composed of round dots instead of jods, was revered among them. This being a Pythagorean symbol, evidently shows their connection with the school of Pythagoras; but their peculiar tenets more resemble those of Confucius and Zoroaster; and probably were adopted while they were prisoners in Persia; which explains their turning toward the Sun in prayer.
✡Manly P. Hall:
The teachings of Pythagoras indicate that he was thoroughly conversant with the precepts of Oriental and Occidental esotericism. He traveled among the Jews and was instructed by the Rabbins concerning the secret traditions of Moses, the lawgiver of Israel. Later the School of the Essenes was conducted chiefly for the purpose of interpreting the Pythagorean symbols. Pythagoras was initiated into the Egyptian, Babylonian, and Chaldean Mysteries. Although it is believed by some that he was a disciple of Zoroaster, it is doubtful whether his instructor of that name was the God-man now revered by the Parsees.
These statements are clearly erroneous. The Jews only get a passing mention in one of the pagan accounts.
And farther still, it is said, that he [Pythagoras] was the author of a compound divine philosophy and worship of the Gods; having learnt indeed some things from the followers of Orpheus, but others from the Egyptian priests; some from the Chaldæans and Magi; some from the mysteries performed in Eleusis, in Imbrus, Samothracia, and Delos; and some also from those which are performed by the Celtæ, and in Iberia.
Later he sent him to Anaximander at Miletus, to learn geometry and astronomy. Then Pythagoras visited the Egyptians, the Arabians, the Chaldeans and the Hebrews, from whom he acquired expertery in the interpretation of dreams, and he was the first to use frankincense in the worship of divinities.
They say: “We cannot observe the rule of unleavened bread or keep the Passover; for on our behalf Christ was sacrificed once and for all.” Very well! Then did he forbid you to eat unleavened bread? And yet, I call the gods to witness, I am one of those who avoid keeping their festivals with the Jews; but nevertheless I revere always the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; who being themselves Chaldaeans, of a sacred race, skilled in theurgy, had learned the practice of circumcision while they sojourned as strangers with the Egyptians.
It follows that this facade was a red herring prepared for outsiders i.e. non-Jews.
[One must ask whether Jesus was trying to free the Jews from their materialistic inclinations or if he was trying to emancipate non-Jewish converts from Judaism. If it was the former, he obviously failed. Should an esteemed man like Jesus really be represented as a failure? I believe that he succeeded in his true task, though it was a short-lived victory. This attempt to free the non-Jews from Jewish slavery naturally brought the fury of the ruling Jewish powers. History furnishes us with a powerful example: the Jew Uriel da Costa once managed to dissuade two Christians from converting to Judaism. The Jewish reaction at that time was just as vicious, he found himself in such a state of perpetual agony, a real living hell, that he committed suicide. Not even Spinoza’s treatment was this bad.]
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.
Story as recorded by Julius Paris: During the consulship of Marcus Popillius Laenas and Gnaeus Calpurnius, the praetor for foreigners, Gnaeus Cornelius Hispanus, issued an edict ordering the Chaldaeans to leave the city and Italy within ten days. The praetor felt that they deceived frivolous and silly people with their dishonest interpretation of the stars and cultivated a money-making air of obscurity with their lies. The Jews had tried to corrupt Roman values with their cult of Jupiter Sabazius, so the praetor forced them go to back to their home.
Story as recorded by Nepotianus: Cornelius Hispanus expelled the Chaldaeans from the city and ordered them to leave Italy within ten days to prevent them making money out of their foreign science. The Jews had tried to pass their religion on to Romans, so Hispanus expelled them from the city and demolished their private altars in all public places.
It is a significant fact, that while Christ spoke often of the Pharisees and Sadducees, he never once mentioned the Essenes, between whose doctrines and his there was so great a resemblance, and, in many points, so perfect an identity. Indeed, they are not named, nor even distinctly alluded to, anywhere in the New Testament.
Jesus’ woes make more sense when applied to the Essenes, who were obsessed with bodily cleanliness and “purity”, for instance, they regarded oil, a natural material, as defilement. Thomas Taylor points out in his commentary that the Jews generally neglected to keep themselves clean (also consider the prevalence of lepers in that time, according to the gospels, and also, the leprosy which was the reason for their expulsion from Egypt if that really occurred). When a Jew tries to keep himself clean, that is rather suspicious.
You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.
The Essenes, according to Porphyry, took a terrible oath: “and, in the eighth place, that he will conceal nothing from those of his sect, nor divulge any thing to others pertaining to the sect, though some one, in order to compel him, should threaten him with death.” This was likely taken as a model (symbolically) in the Masonic initiation. In his woes, Jesus gave a peculiarly lengthy discourse on oaths and taking into consideration the Old Testament penalties for disobedience, death would have been the logical consequence for betraying secrets maintained by the Essenes (who, of course, wouldn’t have understood any of it).
Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’ You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.’ You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. And anyone who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.
Here again a woe must apply to them.
You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.
This all makes sense if Jesus was a former Essene, subjected to this kind of strict upbringing. His whole life would have been an anti-Semitic clash with this sect (and Jews in general), which would have wielded the real power in Jerusalem.
Christ, one of the great men of humanity, condemned Judah with the sharpest words. He cursed and damned their devilish goals. His whole life was an anti-Semitic struggle against Judah and its methods.
Jesus’s entire existence was a fiery rebellion. Therefore he had to die.
If Plato is renowned for his skill in checking the speculation of the sophists of his time, then Jesus should be recognized for his skill in countering the moral trappings and hypocrisies of the Jews. There are plenty of examples. For instance, in our times, there are certain Jews among the Alt-Right and other “nationalist” movements who claim to be fighting on the side of non-Jews against “Talmudic” Jews and they also assure us that if they had lived back then, they would have defended Western civilization against their racial kinsmen.
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!
The Track of the Jew
Even here it must still be emphasised that nothing is changed in the situation if the Jew renounces the Talmud as a religious book, for the unchanging national character then continues to represent in other fields a dogmatic view that is just as unchangeable. We see it today in the public life, for example, in the doctrine of the Socialist world-view.
Several things were confirmed to me: that this Jesus possessed remarkably uncanny insight into the Jewish mentality, that the real Jesus was indisputably anti-Semitic, and that the Jews haven’t changed in mentality, character, and conduct in over 2,000 years. If you compare the anti-Semitism of the Church Fathers with Jesus, you’ll find their arguments to be mostly theological. Not even Eusebius could have interpolated such harsh condemnations of the Jewish people into Jesus’ words.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
[It’s quite clear that Jesus was speaking of the Jewish instinct rather than a cosmic evil being. These tendencies are part and parcel to the Jewish nature. Our modern quasi-gnostics err greatly in their opposition to the Jewish god conception when they still acknowledge his existence by relegating him to the role of the Demiurge or Satan. The Jewish god does not exist, he is merely a figment of Jewish imagination, a mere conception, an expression of hostile intent. Paul’s greatest mistake was to connect Jesus’ deity with this Jewish conception.]
Hitler, Table Talk (Cameron & Stevens), December 1, 1941:
I’m convinced that there are Jews in Germany who’ve behaved correctly—in the sense that they’ve invariably refrained from doing injury to the German idea. It’s difficult to estimate how many of them there are, but what I also know is that none of them has entered into conflict with his co-racialists in order to defend the German idea against them. I remember a Jewess who wrote against Eisner in the Bayrischer Kurier. But it wasn’t in the interests of Germany that she became Eisner’s adversary, but for reasons of opportunism. She drew attention to the fact that, if people persevered in Eisner’s path, it might call down reprisals on the Jews. It’s the same tune as in the Fourth Commandment. As soon as the Jews lay down an ethical principle, it’s with the object of some personal gain!
Hitler, Table Talk (Cameron & Stevens), August 20, 1942:
The community at large derives no benefit or support from the inbred degenerates in its midst. It is nevertheless curious to see how these latter, in certain circumstances, react in much the same manner as ordinary people. I know of a comedian, Pallenberg by name, who was a typical Jew intellectual. He salted his money away in a Jew bank in Holland; now that he has, of course, lost it all, he is violently anti-Semitic!
[If Jesus was a former Essene and at least half-Jewish, then he would have been put to death by the Essenes, not the Romans. Chamberlain points out how a number of Jewish revolutionaries were executed by their own. It’s also possible that an unrelated death of a Jewish communist agitator (there were plenty of them) was later engrafted onto Jesus’ life. Either the Pharisees colluded with the Essenes or the sect took the fall for Jesus’ death in their place.]
8The Essene Order was a secret society with headquarters in the southern Judaean desert.
Outwardly it described itself as the “school for prophets” of Israel.
It was founded in about 150 B.C. by a Jew who had been initiated into the ancient Chaldean kabbalism. He wanted to furnish the relatively young Jewish nation with a secret society and an esoteric doctrine of its own. The esoteric facts he compiled were given terms taken from the “sacred” writings of the Jews. Fanciful additions made up for the missing facts. The Jewish Kabbala thus created was revised several times down to modern times.
9Blavatsky says in Isis Unveiled that the gnosticians were “but the followers of the old Essenes under a new name”. This statement is clearly erroneous. The secret Essene Order was not founded by any disciple of the planetary hierarchy, whereas this was the case with all genuine esoteric knowledge orders. It is not very well known but needs to be emphasized that members of the black lodge have founded many such orders.
10From the very beginning this society had a wrong aim and direction. It was made exclusively Jewish. Religious fanaticism and national chauvinism had dictated its genesis and had put their indelible stamp on it. Everything taught in it was to remain strictly secret. Even fictitious unessentials later added were regarded as sacrosanct. Any attempted exoteric interpretation of its symbols was regarded sacrilegious and was prohibited on pain of death.
It was the Essenes who pronounced the sentence of death upon Jeshu.
[Knowledge orders aren’t to be confused with the mysteries. The Essenes were placed near the Dead Sea by Pliny, and recent developments, as of January 2018, support this connection, identifying the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls as “celibate Jewish monks”. It follows that the Essenes were fanatical Zionist types, who were able to get away scot-free while their more liberal brethren (Pharisees) took the fall for their monstrous crime.]
The following quote from Mein Kampf is insightful into the reoccurring phenomenon of “decent” Jews:
Any indecision which I may still have felt about that point was finally removed by the activities of a certain section of the Jews themselves. A great movement, called Zionism, the aim of which was to assert the national character of Judaism, was strongly represented in Vienna.
To all outward appearances it seemed as if only one group of Jews championed this movement, while the great majority disapproved of it, or even repudiated it, but a closer investigation of the situation showed that since that part of Jewry which was styled ‘liberal’ did not disown the Zionists as if they were not member of their race, but rather as brother Jews who publicly professed their faith in an unpractical, and even, dangerous way, there was no real rift in their internal solidarity.
This fictitious conflict between the Zionists and the ‘liberal’ Jews soon disgusted me; for it was false through and through and therefore in direct contradiction to the moral dignity and immaculate character on which that race had always prided itself.
Cleanliness, whether moral or of another kind, had its own peculiar meaning for these people. That they were water-shy was obvious on looking at them and, unfortunately, very often even when not looking at them. The odour of those people in caftans often used to make me feel ill. Apart from that there were the unkempt clothes and the ignoble exterior. All these details were certainly not attractive, but the revolting feature was that beneath their unclean exterior one suddenly perceived the moral mildew of the chosen race.
[At that time, Zionism appeared peaceful. Today, anyone who possesses some degree of intelligence recognizes it for what it really is: a monstrous worldview.]
Bolshevism: From Moses to Lenin
“One might say,” I laughed, “that the wolves have split themselves into two packs. It has been agreed that one of these shall abandon the land of the sheep in order to go live somewhere, quite among themselves, as pure vegetarians.”
Next to the lie of Judaism being a religion, this realization that the Jewish Essenes were responsible for the death of Jesus helps us see things in a completely different light. We see here the depths of centuries-old Jewish deception, which has managed to fool innumerable people, all the way down to antiquity.
On this first and fundamental lie, the purpose of which is to make people believe that Jewry is not a people, but a religion, other lies are subsequently based.
1Before the Babylonian Captivity the Jewish people were a group of shepherds and robbers (caravan plunderers). To put an end to the constant assaults, the Babylonian government decided to make a general sweep over the whole country and to carry away the entire people (some ten thousand) to Babylonia in order to civilize them, if possible. Talented Jewish youths were put into temples to learn, were given access to the archives and permission to make excerpts from the symbolical writings they found there. After their return to Palestine, they reworked the symbols and the symbolic tales into the Old Testament we know. That book is, in other works, a falsification on a gigantic scale. There is undeniably irony in the fact that this nation, the most physicalistically oriented one, to whom there is nothing superphysical, should appear to posterity as the most religious, thanks to skilful compilations of esoteric writings.
[It should be noted that Kalergi associated John with the Jewish Essenes (it’s unclear whether he means the gospel author or the author of Apocalypse, probably the latter). The Jew Marcus Eli Ravage, while explaining how he would represent Christianity if he were anti-Semitic, said concerning John.]
If Paul’s own writings fail to convince you of this interpretation of his activities, I invite your attention to his more candid associate John. Where Paul, operating within the shadow of the imperial palace and half the time a prisoner in Roman jails, is obliged to deal in parable and veiled hints, John, addressing himself to disaffected Asiatics, can afford the luxury of plain speaking. At any rate, his pamphlet entitled “Revelation” is, in truth, a revelation of what the whole astonishing business is about. … And what is the end and purpose of all this chaos and devastation? John is not too reticent to tell us.
For he closes his pious prophecy with a vision of the glories of the new – that is, the restored – Jerusalem: not any allegorical fantasy, I pray you, but literally Jerusalem, the capital of a great reunited kingdom of “the twelve tribes of the children of Israel”.
The scientific criticism of the text has made such rapid progress that all technical prerequisites for a comprehensive new creation are present. The Gospel of Mark probably contains, even if with additions, the real core of the message of the child of god. This stands in opposition to the Semitic doctrine of the slave of god. The Gospel of John was the first gentile interpretation. We find here the eternal polarity of good and evil in contrast to the old testament delusion that Jehovah created good and evil out of nothing. Simultaneously he said of his world that it was very good, in order to then himself become the instigator of lies, deceit and murderous deeds.
6The most authentic of all the gnostic legends is the so-called Gospel of St. John, which utilized in a very free manner notes left by one of Christos’ own disciples. These were used particularly in the 17th chapter.
13The teaching he imparted to his disciples was just a fraction of his enormous knowledge, and of the former only fragments have been allowed for publication. “Without a parable spake he not unto them” (the uninitiated). Whatever the four gospels of the New Testament have preserved of his discourses (particularly in the Gospel according to John), they reveal nothing of his esoteric doctrine, but contain only such as was intended “for the people”.
John has interpreted Jesus in a genial way. He recognised that here one was dealing with an anti Jewish spirit hostile to the old testament. But this has been covered over by a Jewish tradition which was linked with the spiritual waste products of the Hellenic world shaped anew in the Roman church.
The Gospel of saint John, which still retains an aristocratic spirit, strove to defend Christianity against this collective bastardisation, orientalisation, and Judaisation. About the year 150, Marcion, who was a Greek, once again represented the Nordic idea of a world order based on organic tension and hierarchical structure. This was in direct contrast to the Semitic conception of a capricious god who exercised a boundless despotism. Marcion therefore rejected the old testament as the book of laws of so false a deity.
The Riddle of the Universe
The Golden Rule is five hundred years older than Christ; it was laid down as the highest moral principle by many Greek and Oriental sages. Pittacus, of Mylene, one of the seven wise men of Greece, said six hundred and twenty years before Christ: “Do not that to thy neighbor that thou wouldst not suffer from him.” Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and religious founder (who rejected the idea of a personal God and of the immortality of the soul), said five hundred years B.C.: “Do to every man as thou wouldst have him do to thee; and do not to another what thou wouldst not have him do to thee. This precept only dost thou need; it is the foundation of all other commandments.” Aristotle taught about the middle of the fourth century B.C.: “We must act towards others as we wish others to act towards us.” In the same sense, and partly in the same words, the Golden Rule was given by Thales, Isocrates, Aristippus, Sextus, the Pythagorean, and other philosophers of classic antiquity—several centuries before Christ. From this collection it is clear that the Golden Rule had a polyphyletic origin—that is, it was formulated by a number of philosophers at different times and in different places, quite independently of each other. Otherwise it must be assumed that Jesus derived it from some other Oriental source, from ancient Semitic, Indian, Chinese, or especially Buddhistic traditions, as has been proved in the case of most of the other Christian doctrines.
6Jeshu’s parents were of Jewish stock, well-to-do, and belonged to the highest social stratum. Mary had been invited to give birth to the new avatar and, as both she and Joseph were gnosticians, they knew what this meant. At the age of twelve Jeshu chose to join the Jewish Essene Order, which, although secret, was not one instituted by the planetary hierarchy. Jeshu was perfectly aware of the risk to which he was thereby exposing himself. Shunned by all and hated in secret because of his matchless freedom from human faults, he left the Order at the age of nineteen and undertook journeys to India via Egypt, returning to Palestine in the year 76 before our era.
8This work was soon interrupted, however. Accused by the Essenes of revealing secrets, the punishment for which was death, he was stoned, on the orders of the Supreme Council, by a stirred-up mob, in the year 72 before our era.
[Now Laurency erroneously represents Jesus and his parents as pure Jews but it’s otherwise evident that Jesus was an Aryan or at least a half-Jew. He could have been stoned, beaten, or crucified to death. Nonetheless, the fact remains that it was the Jews who had him killed.]
About Christ [Hitler] said that he must surely have been in India, as he adopted points of Buddhism, and after all he was the son of a Greek who served as a Roman army captain.
The New Testament broke away from the Old as you once released yourself from the world. And as you are freed from your past delusions, so did Jesus Christ reject his Jewishness.
The Track of the Jew
Another name for Jesus appears from time to time: Ben Pandera, literally “son of the panther”. This designation is explained in the following manner: in their contact with Greek life the Jew (see, among others, Paul) among the later Greeks was struck by their lasciviousness and nothing repelled him more than the orgies of the Dionysiac sect of the declining ancient world. Now, to Bacchus the panther was an especially sacred animal; the Bacchus worshippers slept on panther skins, the panther was portrayed on Greek coins, etc. So this animal was to the Jew the “obscene” animal, the symbol of lasciviousness in general. From this view was born the following word-play: the Christians named Jesus the Son of the Virgin (from the Greek Parthenos, Ben Parthena), from that the Jews formed the contemptible Ben Panthera (son of the obscene animal). Laible points to the fact that the hatred was directed less at Mary
as directly at the person of Jesus, and therefore the Ben (son) was exposed to every insult. (Jesus Christus im Talmud, Berlin, 1891) [Heinrich Laible was a theologian in Rothenburg.]
The hypothesis is considered unlikely by mainstream scholars given that there is little other evidence to support the Pantera paternity outside of the Jewish texts. Historically, the name Pantera is not unusual and was in use among Roman soldiers.
And since, in imitation of a rhetorician training a pupil, he introduces a Jew, who enters into a personal discussion with Jesus, and speaks in a very childish manner, altogether unworthy of the grey hairs of a philosopher, let me endeavour, to the best of my ability, to examine his statements, and show that he does not maintain, throughout the discussion, the consistency due to the character of a Jew. For he represents him disputing with Jesus, and confuting Him, as he thinks, on many points; and in the first place, he accuses Him of having “invented his birth from a virgin,” and upbraids Him with being “born in a certain Jewish village, of a poor woman of the country, who gained her subsistence by spinning, and who was turned out of doors by her husband, a carpenter by trade, because she was convicted of adultery; that after being driven away by her husband, and wandering about for a time, she disgracefully gave birth to Jesus, an illegitimate child, who having hired himself out as a servant in Egypt on account of his poverty, and having there acquired some miraculous powers, on which the Egyptians greatly pride themselves, returned to his own country, highly elated on account of them, and by means of these proclaimed himself a God.
when she was pregnant she was turned out of doors by the carpenter to whom she had been betrothed, as having been guilty of adultery, and that she bore a child to a certain soldier named Panthera;
At the close of a certain Sabbath, Joseph Pandera, attractive and like a warrior in appearance, having gazed lustfully upon Miriam, knocked upon the door of her room and betrayed her by pretending that he was her betrothed husband, Yohanan. Even so, she was amazed at this improper conduct and submitted only against her will. Thereafter, when Yohanan came to her, Miriam expressed astonishment at behavior so foreign to his character. It was thus that they both came to know the crime of Joseph Pandera and the terrible mistake on the part of Miriam. Thereafter, when Yohanan came to her, Miriam expressed astonishment at behavior so foreign to his character. It was thus that they both came to know the crime of Joseph Pandera and the terrible mistake on the part of Miriam. Whereupon Yohanan went to Rabban Shimeon ben Shetah and related to him the tragic seduction. Lacking witnesses required for the punishment of Joseph Pandera, and Miriam being with child, Yohanan left for Babylonia. Miriam gave birth to a son and named him Yehoshua, after her brother. This name later deteriorated to Yeshu. On the eighth day he was circumcised. When he was old enough the lad was taken by Miriam to the house of study to be instructed in the Jewish tradition. One day Yeshu walked in front of the Sages with his head uncovered, showing shameful disrespect. At this, the discussion arose as to whether this behavior did not truly indicate that Yeshu was an illegitimate child and the son of a niddah. Moreover, the story tells that while the rabbis were discussing the Tractate Nezikin, he gave his own impudent interpretation of the law and in an ensuing debate he held that Moses could not be the greatest of the prophets if he had to receive counsel from Jethro. This led to further inquiry as to the antecedents of Yeshu, and it was discovered through Rabban Shimeon ben Shetah that he was the illegitimate son of Joseph Pandera. Miriam admitted it. After this became known, it was necessary for Yeshu to flee to Upper Galilee.
Rosenberg (The Track of the Jew):
Now what does the Talmud say about Christ, what did these passages contain that were so repugnant to the Catholic Church? As his wit, his turns of phrase, and word-plays have helped the present-day Jew to an unfortunate fame, the Jew of the past already employed this special gift in a similar way. And Christ owes his most humiliating names partly to this poisonous and contemptuous word-play. Referring to Num 24: 17: “There arose a star out of Jacob”, the Christians often named Jesus “the son of the stars”, Ben Stara; that the Jews turned into Ben Stada (son of a whore, according to P. Cassel). [There are many such word-plays: The chalice [German: Kelch] was called Kelf (dog), Pesach (Easter) Kesach (dissection).]
✡Talmud, Shabbat 104b:
It was taught in a baraita that Rabbi Eliezer said to the Rabbis: Didn’t the infamous ben Stada take magic spells out of Egypt in a scratch on his flesh? They said to him: He was a fool, and you cannot cite proof from a fool. That is not the way that most people write. Incidentally, the Gemara asks: Why did they call him ben Stada, when he was the son of Pandeira? Rav Ḥisda said: His mother’s husband, who acted as his father, was named Stada, but the one who had relations with his mother and fathered him was named Pandeira. The Gemara asks: Wasn’t his mother’s husband Pappos ben Yehuda? Rather, his mother was named Stada and he was named ben Stada after her. The Gemara asks: But wasn’t his mother Miriam, who braided women’s hair? The Gemara explains: That is not a contradiction. Rather, Stada was merely a nickname, as they say in Pumbedita: This one strayed [setat da] from her husband.
From the description of Jesus one can select very different features. His personality often makes its appearance as soft and pitying, then, again, bluff and rough. But it is always supported by inward fire. It was in the interest of the Roman church, with its lust for power, to represent subservient humility as the essence of Christ in order to create as many servants as possible for this motivated ideal. To correct this representation is a further ineradicable requirement of the German movement for renewal. Jesus appears to us today as a self conscious master in the best and highest sense of the word. It is his life which possesses significance for Germanic man, not his tortured death. The success of that idea was the work of the Alpine and Mediterranean people. The powerful preacher and the angry man in the temple, the man who impelled others along with him and whom they all followed, not the sacrificial lamb of Jewish prophecy, not the crucified, is today the formative ideal which shines forth to us from the Gospels. And if it cannot shine forth, then the Gospels are dead.
10If the Bible is the word of god (according to the theologians written by men impelled by the holy spirit), then it may be asked why that spirit contradicts himself in the Old and New Testaments. “Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time… But I say unto you.” The fiction is evident.
The new Testament! that is, the new Will, as if there could be two wills of the Creator. Had it been the object or the intention of Jesus Christ to establish a new religion, he would undoubtedly have written the system himself, or procured it to be written in his life time. But there is no publication extant authenticated with his name. All the books called the New Testament were written after his death; and he was the son of God in like manner that every other person is; for the Creator is the Father of All.
The Track of the Jew
He consciously sets himself against that which has been traditionally accepted: “You have heard that it was said to the Elders, but I say to you ,..” [Matt 5:21-24]
9To the public at large, who had never heard of anything but the law of Moses, he taught that anyone who obeyed these prescriptions fulfilled the law, that god did not demand more of them than that they would no longer do what they had themselves seen to be wrong.
Proofs of a Conspiracy by John Robison
Jesus Christ established no new Religion; he would only set Religion and Reason in their ancient rights. For this purpose he would unite men in a common bond. He would fit them for this by spreading a just morality, by enlightening the understanding, and by assisting the mind to shake off all prejudices. He would teach all men, in the first place, to govern themselves. Rulers would then be needless, and equality and liberty would take place without any revolution, by the natural and gentle operation of reason and expediency. This great Teacher allows himself to explain every part of the Bible in conformity to these purposes; and he forbids all wrangling among his scholars, because every man may there find a reasonable application to his peculiar doctrines. Let this be true or false, it does not signify. This was a simple Religion, and it was so far inspired; but the minds of his hearers were not fitted for receiving these doctrines. I told you, says he, but you could not bear it. Many therefore were called, but few were chosen.
Proofs of a Conspiracy by John Robison
Jesus of Nazareth, the Grand Master of our Order, appeared at a time when the world was in the utmost disorder, and among a people who for ages had groaned under the yoke of bondage. He taught them the lessons of reason. To be more effective, he took in the aid of Religion–of opinions which were current–and, in a very clever manner, he combined his secret doctrines with the popular religion, and with the customs which lay to his hand. In these he wrapped up his lessons–he taught by parables. Never did any prophet lead men so easily and so securely along the road of liberty. He concealed the precious meaning and consequences of his doctrines; but fully disclosed them to a chosen few. He speaks of a kingdom of the upright and faithful; his Father’s kingdom, whose children we also are.
[Take any excerpts from Proofs of a Conspiracy with a grain of salt.]
Under the influence of the traditional misconception of the mission and teaching of Christ, Western man has concentrated on the dark sides of life so as to blind himself to its brighter sides, has learned to view nature as an enemy to be subdued and dominated. The original teaching of Christ has been remoulded into a religion that denies the divinity of life, that everywhere sees but what is evil, that looks on the world as though it were in the hands of evil and on man as an incurably evil so-called sinner.
[If you take away Jesus’ alleged miracles of healings, exorcisms, and resurrections which make up the bulk of his “miracles”, you are left with:
water into wine, feeding of the thousands (two instances), catching of the fish (two instances), withering the fig tree, calming a storm, walking on water (Jesus and Peter)
You’ll observe that six of these miracles are related to food (seven if you include the post-resurrection catch)! While I completely reject demonic possession, I concede that healings could be the application of previously unknown laws of nature. Apollonius of Tyana, Pythagoras, and the Egyptians were also acclaimed for their healings. Possibly the same case for calming a storm and walking on water.]
15To the masses he spoke in parables which in their concise expressivity are matchless in world literature. Many of them can be found recorded verbatim in the gospel stories. But many others were much later reformulated into wonder stories, such as the miraculous draught of fishes, the feeding of the five thousand men, the marriage in Cana.
16The kingdom of heaven is like to a fisherman who has fished all night in vain, since he has used the net of his specious wisdom, but who, after seeing his mistake and using the net of unity, has got a miraculous draught. And the kingdom of heaven is like to a man who fed five thousand men with what he had brought with him on his wandering for his own provisioning. And again the kingdom of heaven is like to a man who gave to the assembled guests the water of life which they found to be better than any other drink.
17It was in order to defend the pseudo-Christian use of meat, fish, wine, etc. that such parables were later rewritten as descriptions of historical events.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, and gathering together of every kind, which when it was full, drawing it up to the shore and sitting down, they collected the good into vessels and threw away the corrupt.