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Published:October 6th, 2009 23:00 EST
St. Paul, Prophet or Charlatan?

St. Paul, Prophet or Charlatan?

By Sean Beelzebul

St. Paul, is widely known in Christian circles as the most devoted of characters. Who was he really? A former Pharisee, after receiving a vision of Jesus on the road to Damascus, Paul created a new form of Christianity and began to preach. He let go of his form life as the Pharisee named Saul who was intent on persecuting the early Christians. Did Paul ever cease really being Saul, or was he persecuting Christianity in a new way? This short article will attempt to plant a seed of doubt in the veracity and faith of St. Paul.

As Saul the Pharisee, St. Paul devoted his life to the worship of wealth and power through continuing to persecute Christians after the alleged Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jesus and John the Baptist came from the Essene sects of Judaism and had tried to impugn the wrongful teachings of the Pharisees. Now that Jesus was crucified or at least miraculously alive but hiding, it was the Pharisees aim to prevent the other sects of Judaism, including early Christianity, from hurting the name and reputation of the Pharisees in any way. Injuring the Pharisees standing would severely injure their rapport with the Romans. Thus, it was necessary for the Pharisees to stamp out Christianity. Enter St. Paul.

St. Paul knew he had to defeat the religion of Jesus Christ and its radical teachings against the Pharisaical way. St. Paul created a new religion that would counter not only the teachings of Jesus, but would psychologically harm those that believed the doctrine. St. Paul`s doctrine is the firmest insistence on the Pauline Christian Ideal of the death of Christ as redemption, Christ died for our sins ". What this means, is that a Pauline Christian must only have faith in the face of life, though no real authority. Pauline Christians often confuse morality because of this, using Christianity to placate their sins and even worse, atrocities. In reality, this doctrine of salvation and redemption based virtually entirely on faith contradicts nature.

It fully supports the anti-natural assumption that Jesus physically died and was resurrected. The Pauline stories ignore all the glory of the Gnostics, the Arians, and the Essenes, and their theories and allegories. Christianity in its early form was a Buddhistic peace movement, intended on teaching by action and allegory. Paul turned this peace movement into a psychological malady of belief. Jesus was a real savior of flesh and blood. So, Paul glamorized his death, in order to placate his subjects and grow more powerful himself. It is this death which the Gnostics, Essenes and Arians would doubt, they would doubt that 1) If Jesus died, all the scoundrels who killed him would be saved. And 2) they would doubt that Jesus died at all, for Jesus was a Magician of sorts according to them.

Saul`s authority was illegitimate, he was not an actual apostle of Jesus in the first place, and rose to travel from land to land as a Pharisee but also a Roman citizen. While it`s true that Paul`s connections enabled him to garner more support for his radical belief than even Jesus himself, we must doubt that he got the message precisely right.