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- From: TimeStar, timestar@...
>Christianity grew to its largest number of adherents after a ChristianInterested in conspiracies?
>army burned the library at Alexandria and brought on the Dark Ages when
>knowledge that was not ordained by the Church was scarce in Europe.
Subject: RE: [CINDS] A liar is a person, who calls it blasphemy, to
Sent: 09/4/2001 22.19
From: Archibald Bard, archibaldbard@...
>While The Holy Scriptures are filled with Knowledge, only the Light within"But when Constantine's nephew, Julian, came to the throne, all of this
>you can manifest its
>As one acquires Knowledge of our Lord in later Life, normally the stench
>of our pre-existence is
>shed which enables the Light
>to burn brightly and the Soul is then prepared to fully accept Christ as
>one's personal Savior.
was changed. Julian was a Neoplatonist, a pupil of Aedesius, who had in
turn been taught by Iamblichus. Julian was initiated at Ephesus when he
was only twenty years old, and later was initiated into the Eleusinian
When Julian came to power the whole Christian world was thrown into a
state of perturbation. How would this Neoplatonist, this Initiate, act
toward Christianity? Would he retaliate with some new and still more
cruel refinement of death and torture? Julian answered these questions in
a truly Christlike manner. He at once extended free and equal rights to
all the inhabitants of the Empire, irrespective of their religious
beliefs. He invited all those Christian Bishops who had been
excommunicated and exiled on account of their unorthodox views, to return
to their posts. At the same time he urged the pagan teachers who had been
driven out of Alexandria by Constantine to return to their philosophical
pursuits. He invited the opposing Christian factions to meet in his
palace, where he advised them to give up their differences and try to
live in concord. But at the same time he gave his pagan subjects
permission to re-open their temples and continue their own form of
worship. Because of this fair and impartial treatment of his subjects,
Julian has come down in Christian history under the ignominious title of
The knowledge that Julian had gained in his initiations made him a menace
to orthodox Christianity. He was urged to make his knowledge public so
that the Christian Church could refute his statements. To this Julian
Were I to touch upon the initiation into the Sacred Mysteries respecting
the "seven-rayed God" . . . I should say things unknown to the rabble,
very unknown, but well known to the Blessed Theurgists.
This reply aroused a storm of protest among his Christian subjects.
Catholic history informs us that this "greatest enemy of Christianity,"
after a reign of only eighteen months, came to an untimely end through
the "supernatural intervention" of a spear-thrust received in battle with
the soldiers of the Persian King Sapor. As he lay dying, Julian summed up
in a few words the aim and purpose of his life. "I have learned from
philosophy," he said, "how much more excellent the soul is than the body,
and that the separation of the nobler substance should be the subject of
joy rather than of affliction." Then, turning to the two philosophers,
Priscus and Maximus, who stood near his death-bed, he entered into a
metaphysical discussion as to the nature of the soul, and assured them
that he had always tried to lead his own life from the soul point of
And I can affirm with confidence that the emanation of the Divine Power
has been preserved in my hands pure and immaculate. Detesting the corrupt
and destructive maxims of despotism, I have considered the happiness of
the people as the end of government. (Ammianus: xxv.)
With the death of Julian the Christian Church regained its power, and the
doom of the old religions, sciences and philosophies was sealed. The
Church had borrowed too much from them for her own safety. Every event in
the life of Jesus, from his virgin birth to his final crucifixion and
resurrection, had been copied from the stories of the pagan gods. Every
dogma and ritual in the Christian Church had its pagan counterpart. These
facts were known to the entire pagan world and as the Church continued to
borrow from the pagans in an ever-increasing measure, it became more and
more difficult for her to maintain her claim of <i>uniqueness</i>. So
long as pagan schools existed, the Church could not without contradiction
represent herself as the sole repository of knowledge. So long as pagan
books existed, the Bible would not be accepted as the only revelation of
God. So long as pagan philosophers lived and taught, the dogmatic
assertions of the Church Fathers would be questioned. There was but one
course for the Church -- to <i>destroy</i> all the evidences of her
plagiarisms by wiping out the pagan schools, the pagan records, even the
pagan philosophers themselves."
-<i>Theosophy</i>, Vol. 25, Num. 5, March 1937