Jesus Christ as Homo Sapiens
Sandy Hamblett and Christianity
14 November 2017
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Overlooking the fact that the histories of Bérenger Saunière and Henri Boudet are not connected with Christian origins (first introduced in 1982 in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail) – the idea of Mary Magdalene somehow being a Mrs Jesus Christ washing Jesus’ soiled undies will never take off (and Jesus having an ordinary father) – this will forever remain confined to a an extreme minority of misguided believers from whatever their respective social and intellectual background.
The Jesus Christ of the Bible is an idealized supernatural being and this was how Christianity took-off and how it continues to exist in 2017. This is basic modicum common sense. Nobody would be interested in a direct descendant of a Homo Sapiens Jesus Christ who will one day become the supreme fascist dictator of the Western World. It just won’t happen.
There is no Atonement in a mere Homo Sapiens Jesus Christ whereby Humanity becomes reconciled with God through the Crucifixion and Resurrection – the central formula and very basis of Christianity.
Authors and maverick philosophers like Robert Graves, D. H. Lawrence, Robert Eisenman, Joseph Raymond – amongst others – all had their own independent reasons to turn the idealized supernatural Jesus Christ of the New Testament into mere ordinary Homo Sapiens – and let’s face it, these authors could only produce boring books similar to The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail – that are as equally rejected by atheists, agnostics and sceptical rationalists – as they are by religious people, of whatever Christian (or non-Christian) denomination.
Interestingly, the idea of a sexually-base Jesus Christ as an Ideal Being was included in the Christian-mix during antiquity – which – unsurprisingly – never took-off.
One such example, from The Greater Questions of Mary [Magdalene]
“Jesus gave [his disciples] a revelation when he took them with him up the mountain. He prayed, and then took a woman out of his side and began to have sexual intercourse with her. He caught his ejaculated semen in order to demonstrate that such behaviour was necessary for us to live”. (The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis, Book 1 (Sections 1-46), Section II, 26: Against Gnostics, or Borborites, Number Six, But Twenty-Six of the Series, 8,1; translated by Frank Edwards, page 96, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, Nag Hammadi and Manichean Studies, Volume 63, Leiden: Boston, 2009. ISBN 978-90-04-17017-9).