Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Recycled recycling.

A long time ago (? 55 years ?) I thought Xtianity might be recycled Buddhism.

Above is a 1904 preview of a popular (academic) 1905 publication.

That first printing (of a few hundred books) was printed an additional 4 times before the outbreak of WWI.

The forth (expanded, embellished, and improved) printing is easiest to find. It is in 2 volumes. (Find them and read them for yourself)

So, one might wonder how Buddhism migrated into the Levant with its opposition to the sacrifice of animals (Gen 8:20). Sacrifices were made before the Mosaic Law (e.g. Genesis 4:4), which means somehow man (perhaps through Astrology or Divination) determined which animals were suitable for the sacrifice.

Ashoka sent missionaries to the Levant! One "widow's mite" even carries the wheel of Dharma!

It should therefore make sense that the Xtian borrowing follows the old Buddhist fable!

The "Three Merchants parable" also contains the sower parable.

The Parable of the Sower is found in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, and Luke 8:1-15.

But the Widow's mite part is:

The Cross (and the Chi-Rho) are also obtained via the five-finger discount (stealing)

What discoveries have yet to be made?

Christian finds Scientology's clam!

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