By nature, Yours Truly is not a covetous person. Yet, I cannot but feel some envy when I read certain works, such as those by Fred and Spinoza. It clear that those large scale works had a predefined structure and a clear purpose, if not several goals. My individual essays are structurally sound, and although several works are related, alas, my entire opus seems to be rambling, at best, and incoherent, at worst.
The obvious defect of my efforts is that I had no overarching vision, due entirely to my lack of experience in writing large scale works and the inability to anticipate the extent of viable topics. I would write when serendipity would present itself and, at other times, would research topics of personal interest. I acknowledge that if I did not find a convincing conclusion, I would return to a subject multiple times in attempt to be satisfied with the result. Of course, these multiple “working out” efforts would not appear in a physical book, but the internet is free and space is plastic, so there is a lot of “fluff” and filler. If it seems that I have written whatever foolishness entered my mind, then that is a charge I won't vigorously deny. In conclusion to this part, it is a quirk of my natural temperament that I dread reworking a finished project, therefore, the pages are left in the same state as when they were completed.
The Roman and Greek churches can fulfill their respective missions without any writings. This fact indicates the possibility that these organizations existed and operated before widespread literacy, perhaps before the advent of writing. Protestantism, Judaism and Islam are completely dependant upon their books for their raison d’etre. We can surmise the relative chronology of pertinent events:
1. the churches of Rome and Greece (the order is uncertain),
4. Islam, Judaism, and protestantism (the order is uncertain).
The letters “IHS” can be found on crosses in Roman Catholic churches and certain protestant churches. “IHS” are the first three letters of Jesus in Greek. We would expect the Roman church to use “IES”, translated from Greek letters into Latin letters, but they do not, preferring the Greek letters. Early English manuscripts do not use the word “Ihsos”, but translate the Greek word into the early English word for “savior”.
Jesus Christ was judged by the sanhedrin in Jerusalem.
The anointed savior was judged by the senate in the city of peace.
The above sentences are to serve as demonstrations that English translations are very careful regarding which words to translate and which words to transliterate. Surprisingly, the second translation seems to introduce ambiguity- who is the anointed savior? what senate? which city is the city of peace?
We offer one possible reason the translators of the KJV Bible version did not choose to translate Jesus Christ as “Anointed Saviour”. If they has done so, then protestants would not be able to claim to be Christians, but “Anointists”. However, unlike Jesus who was anointed (vide Luke and the fourth Gospel), protestants are not generally anointed. Members of the Roman and Greek churches are anointed, hence, it follows that they are Christians, not only in word, but in deed.
We suggest that even if “Anointist” was the established word, instead of “Christian”, its meaning would not continue to be literal for any length of time, but would soon be allegorized into a spiritual understanding. The harvest of protestant apologetics is abundant to the point of overflowing.
The spelling “Jesus” is more recent than the American Union. Previous to the 1780s, Iesus was the spelling in English Bibles and there is no doubt that the change in spelling resulted in a change in pronunciation. English is the only language that pronounces the Lord's name with a “Dj” phoneme (“Djee-sus”), instead of a “Y” phoneme (“Yay-sus”). The innovations of English-speaking protestants are truly remarkable, as their efforts have altered the pronunciation for all English speakers.
We are amused by superstitious people who chastise others who supposedly “take the Lord’s name in vain”, as though the handful of Jews who know the correct pronunciation of the tetragrammaton would reveal it to outsiders, to the profane. We now know the origin of “Jesus H Christ” and the various reasons why “Jesus Fuckin’ Christ” is, outside of convention, not blasphemy.
We caution the reader that while numerous “working out” efforts will be found on the website, certain conclusions are not in doubt. Although this statement may seem doubtful to the Gentle Reader, it presents no uncertainty to the Gentle Researcher. In conclusion to this part, we may say, generally speaking, that the further a given topic is from Nature, the more uncertainty that is associated with the subject.
48 agon minus 80 agon = 7.5°-4.5°=3°
40 agon-48 agon= 9°-7.5°=2.5°
It can be done and this considerable effort would explain why it took medieval astronomers so long to measure the solar year to within a day.
If corruption is easy, then virtue is only convention, and is as difficult as it is unnatural.
If corruption of the youth is easy, then this is an acknowledgment of virtue’s artificial origin.
One if the chief causes of various appearances of similar material are repeated attempts to find additional evidence for Hardouin’s claims. When all the pertinent evidence in “An Attempt To Date” series is correctly understood, there is no doubt with conventional chronology before the year 1700, even if one concedes that the English seem to be “off the beaten path”. While they may have been isolated from continental affairs, no one would suggest that they were isolated from their own affairs. We expect the influx of all things French to occur during the 100 Years War, not a century later; either English philologists are mistaken or European chronologists are mistaken. The ATTD series also demonstrates the appearance of Paganism long after Christianity.
Our repeated efforts concerning the nature of the protestant Bible is not due to our long held and well reasoned conclusions, but due to the resultant frustrations from futile efforts at being informative and reasonable towards certain individuals. We observe that even our renewed frustrations can yield new topics to explore that undermine both protestant opinions and their Bible. Like fish in a barrel, but not like monkeys.
We conclude our final essay of the year 2016 Anno Domini with Best Wishes for the youths, whether corrupted or not, the readers, the Gentle Readers and, last, but certainly not least, the Gentle Researcher.