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Romans / Jews...Superman/Clark Kent

Sorry for my absence. I have been revieieng the posts on the connections between the Roman and Jewish figures of zero hour….I am awe struck by your clarity Charles and method, where to next…connecting the dots forward in time through the dark ages to our present time? …Have been working my way down the rabbit hole....probabilities seem to support the presence of a large, likely global technologically advanced race preceding our current historic period....the chiller is where did they and their stuff go....catastrophic event...my bet is crust shift...it would explain why we cant find their stuff and also fits in with the numerous ancient flood stories...

Party on Charles.....your post on the Miracles of Jesus sparked a connection for me....what were the NT author’s objectives...and what has been the effect of those writings on our culture....and does that have a very real implication to the Middle East circumstances today????

Who were the authors...a possible answer is that they were commissioned by Rome as has been discussed here.....what were their key objectives....(i) mute messianic anticipatory uprisings and (ii) actually serve the people by providing a means of enlightenment leading to "salvation". The second is a bit generous and Pollyanna....but its there, because it furthers the attainment of the first objective. I am rethinking this in light of your recent analysis of the Superman/Clark Kent like characteristics of the Roman and Jewish leadership of the time. But on with the tirade.

The NT and the OT for that matter is replete with references to the big amigo smiting this group and that group in favor of a select group....Is there any wonder that in the wake of that foundation we have governmental, military, legal and economic systems which continue the status quo whereby...the haves have...and the have nots did not live long enough to bitch....and they had limited to no access to information to know what the haves had and what they did not have.

Roll forward two millennia....point...an aspect of wealth is that it is a manifestation of spiritual energy....it comes into being when human effort and the earth's natural resources are utilized in service....

The middle east, since the middle of the twentieth century, has had an influx of wealth of "biblical" proportions (sorry couldn't resist)....mass media...expanding life spans...internet...This wealth is the possession of a microscopic percent of that population...they have had insufficient time to develop infrastructure that will facilitate the sharing of that quantity of wealth....and "the cat is out of the bag" the "have nots" now have knowledge of the wealth but no access to it...it may take decades to build economic systems there that will allow for the masses to participate in the creation and possession of wealth that flows into that region....largely from us...

What's the connection...salvation per dogma can be seen as a scarce commodity and exclusive to “our club”...those outside are not saved, somehow pathetic and unworthy peoples....I offer that there are no such persons...what argument can be made to argue that there are those who simply do not warrant salvation...I suspect that we will continue to suffer a lack of global security until we re-evaluate that concept... (ie. have our collected hearts softened to the beauty and dignity of infidels, non-believers and the non-chosen) we are all more than brothers on the blue marble....from a quantum standpoint we may in reality (what ever that turns out to be) be the same, integrated being...for whom time and matter are both illusions...

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