It can't escape the notice of anyone with two neurons to rub together what sort of rank nonsense that so called "new testament" is ; nor will they encounter much difficulty in guessing exactly how it came to be, and why.
After a long while during which the Torah followers played approximately the role of these days' Afghani, bothering the inventors of mapmaking immensely and constituting the only culture to impress the Romans other than by force of armsii, an interest in "Eastern Wisdom" became fashionable amongst the outskirts of a dying empire, as it is always the case.
This newfound manner of vicarious living produced forthwith a whole legion of anonymous implementations of madam Blavatskyiii, dead set on "improving" the original texts. Bowdlerizing does not do the idiocy justice, it's not sufficiently negative a term by very far. This pictogram would be a better illustration of what happened there :
The wrathful god of the Jews grew up, don't you know, in the manner idle old women imagine this "growing up" goes. He's no longer wrathful, nao. He's got a wife and a child, presumably also a dog, makes mortgage payments "like everyone", presumably clips coupons and is on the lookout for vacation deals and life insurance policies. Besides, properly speaking he's mostly retired, letting some schmuck, putatively "his son" do most of the talking. From ordering Jacob to fuck his own son in the ass to permitting Jesus to scour the very hell -- quite a... modernization ? Evolution ? What is the proper word for this "progress" ?
The edulcoratediv nonsense did catch on splendidly among the stupid poor, of course, which in due time became the very predicate of the whole concoction. It was no longer a case of the god of the Torah, who will deliver your enemies to you, and rain frogs and dismembered sons on Pharoh. It was now the god of the Useless Old Woman, getting you likes and upvotes from rats and cockroaches. Who wouldn't prefer the upboat god to the disembowled-xenomorph god ?!
Me, that's who. Little ol' me.
PS. The Coran is a better... rendition, let's call it, of the Torah than the Christian crap could ever hope to be.———
- Place where empires go to die ; look it up. [↩]
- No, the Greeks did not impress the Romans. As far as the latter were concerned, conquering Hellada was akin to conquering the Frisco bay area, "what the fuck is with all these transvestites and why the fuck do they imagine we'll be giving them free money / buy their '''art'''". That's a direct quote. [↩]
- For the record, the nonsense of "Theosophism" and related gargle is very much Feminism 0.1. It's not just Blavatsky, either, but a whole laundry list of idle, mentally stunted, tedious old women -- Constance Goergina Louise de Bourbel de Montpincon, Maria de Mariategui, Annie Kingsford (early PETA activist, vegan etcetera -- meritedly obscure for a century but rediscovered recently by her kindred sisters), Anna Ballard, Jennie Owen, Annie Besant (weathergirl for both Fabian Society and Marxist Social Democratic Federation ; then adoptive mother of reluctant Messiah/World Teacher), Emma Hardinge Britten, Emma Coulomb (known for the SCUM manifesto of the 19th century), and so following on and on while patience lasts.
- Old meaning, "washed up". [↩]