Jesus is a pure demon in the mandean tradition

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Jesus is a pure demon in the mandean tradition

Post by Giuseppe » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:27 am

Jesus is the Nebu-Christ, one of the seven planetary deities, he is the planet Mercury, an evil entity. He appears to his worshipers in the fire (Ginza, 28-29) because he is the devil. Here is an appearance of Jesus that surprises us, and yet the sacred book insists: "Christ is still manifested in another form: fire he dresses, wraps ... On fire is his home. Or again: "When Naub (Christ) from the midst of the angels of error advances, Rucha of Qudsha (the Holy Spirit) his mother calls him. On the crown of heaven and earth, on Mount Tabdana (?) they worship Jesus with the oil horn and put him on fire "(Ginza, 49).

Thus the Mandaeans know that Christ means "anointed with oil"; but their Christ is a pure myth: not only he appears in the fire, but he makes a ladder to move between heaven and earth! It will be admitted that these indications are a little discouraging for those who hoped to find in the enemies some allusion to a real life of Jesus!

(Guy Fau, La Fable de Jésus-Christ, p. 181, my translation).
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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