September 5th, 2008 08:13 EST
Media Is The Masses: Messiah Conspiracy
Jesus was very skilled at using the media of his time to manifest himself as, and assume the identity of, The Messiah. By becoming a traveling bard/ motivational speaker and by recruiting vocal ambassadors like the apostles and Magdalene, he disseminated a propaganda meme of Jesus as "Messiah". A keen observer of the human condition, he applied storytelling as both a teaching tool and a rallying mechanism.
During the mysterious lost years of his youth, when he is absent from the bible until about age 30, Jesus wandered, studying religions of neighboring cultures, as well as allegedly the mystery schools of secret societies.
Engaging the presence of commonly known stories about kings and saviors in Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Judaic, Greek and Roman literature, Jesus consolidated an amalgamation of themes from Near Eastern mythology and traditions of kingship and divinity. The theme of a messiah-- a divinely appointed king who restores the world to perfection-- was typical in Egyptian and Babylonian ideology. Not only were there stories of a coming messiah prior to the arrival of Jesus on the scene, there had also been a few others claiming to be or posing as a messiah. They lacked the resources and resourcefulness of Jesus The Annointed.
Realizing some degree of similarities among these religious mythologies, he compiled the compatible and positive elements of what he learned in his travels to invent a new philosophy-- what would become the basis of Christianity, both Gnostic and Orthodox-- intending to use this ideology with the influence of his charisma and royal status to "save the world" through enlightenment.
Since most people couldn`t read or write, the word of mouth social networking medium-- combined with cultural myth-- conveyed his legend across the country side to eager believers, susceptible to suspending disbelief.
In order to publicize and perpetuate his manufactured religion, he benevolently strove to enact expectations of the Messianic myths by fulfilling that role... to literally become that prophesied messiah in the eyes of the people.
Yes, however well intentioned, Jesus was a fraud!
Or, if you prefer, a thespian, storyteller and illusionist. Clearly, a magnificent one.
He acted like the Messiah so convincingly that most people accepted him as such, even being committed enough to go so far as to fake his death and resurrection. All for the sake of initiating his philosophical reforms that would set the foundation for a better society through what Jesus considered a better kind of people (also as a means of preserving and perpetuating esoteric knowledge). With the help of complicit comrades and unknowing dupes, he pulled off one of the greatest confidence games ever.
Jesus The Messiah was designed to be a potent inspirational meme, and it succeeded brilliantly, as planned. Until idiot Peter ruined everything, by hijacking and corrupting the message into a contrary meme of religion according to his own delusional agenda.
Although these messianic tales were generally understood as allegorical fiction, there was also a general hope and anticipation that the myths were true.