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by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

Your solution suffers of a little problem: it doesn't explain why the father of Jesus is not mentioned but only his mother and his brothers. The reason may be that given by the my theory: the father is not mentioned because the demiurge ('carpenter'), is without father, being the son of the only Sop...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

CONCLUSION: The James mentioned in Mark 6:3 is not the literal brother of Jesus. He is the patriarch Jakob who was friend of the god who gave the Torah (the same god who was degraded to a mere demiurge by the Gnostics who invented the Nazaret episode). So the James 'brother of the Demiurge' became ...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

This explains also the proliferation of the characters named 'Mary'. So the causal link is the following: A) the gnostic Myth of Sophia mother of the demiurge B) the legend of Mary: she allegorizes the lost and discredited Sophia. In other terms: the mythical Sophia is euhemerized in 'Mary'. C) the ...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

Now, the mother of the 'carpenter' (demiurge), Mary , is a substitute for the discredited figure of Sophia . The use of the her name (the common name 'Mary' rather than the greek 'Sophia') foreshadows the later catholic deification of the Virgin Mary. Her mother had to be Perfectly Virgin to eclipse...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

So this gnostic attack against the Jewish-Christians was used as source by 'Mark' (redactor), who adds as anti-Gnostic corrective the clear stress on the reality of Jesus's provenance from Nazaret. 4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and ...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

A solution of the enigma may be that, by rejecting the 'carpenter' and brother of James, Simon, etc., as such (i.e., just for the his being 'carpenter' and brother of these guys), these Jewish-Christians (believers in YHWH) would have had to reject coherently their same god (the creator) and the sa...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

Mmm... My explanation is quasi perfect if was not for this damned particular. I want to be persuaded that carpenter = demiurge and brothers = patriarchs and Mary =the lost Sophia. So who did the people of Nazaret allegorize? People who hated YHWH or who adored him? And especially: why was the stupid...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Which evidence is there that Marcion expected the Parousia after the coming of the Jewish Christ?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Which evidence is there that Marcion expected the Parousia after the coming of the Jewish Christ?

It is also said of Bar Kochba that he killed his maternal uncle, Rabbi Elazar Hamudaʻi, after suspecting him of collaborating with the enemy, thereby forfeiting Divine protection, which led to the destruction of Betar in which Bar Kokhba himself also perished. Curiously, Barabbas was a murderer , al...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

Well: the evidence is not so obscure. I take the particular following words from here : According to Epiphanius of Salamis in Panarion, there were several key features of the Nasaraeans : They kept the Sabbath, practiced circumcision, and abstained from meat They were similar to the Hemerobaptists a...
by Giuseppe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?
Replies: 17
Views: 151

Re: Was James the 'brother of the Demiurge'?

One of the many mythicist hypotheses to explain "Nazaret" is that an entire town was invented as place of provenance for Jesus to mask (or to "explain") the fact that the early (pre-?)Christian sect was that of the nazarenes. So if these nazarenes were Gnostic dualists (i.e. they rejected the Jewish...