Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Confronting the "anti-christ"

I have just spent the evening scrolling the pages of "symbols" set down by Lawrence W. Page II, self-proclaimed reincarnation of the Teacher of Righteousness as revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Basing his rantings on number tricks with the number 11 and unproven assumptions of the origins of the tribes of Israel (especially the "tribe of Judah"), Page proceeds to interpret all of history through the lens of the Dead Sea Scrolls of Qumran. He claims that Simon Magus lead a band of thugs under Roman rule to wipe out the Qumran community and steal their texts. From these texts the New Testament was supposedly fabricated to include arch villians Saul of Tarsus (Paul) and Simon Peter (the Rock). The character of Jesus was invented to replace the slain Teacher of Righteousness (aka "Jacob ['James'] the Just). The book of 'James' closely resembles the Rules of Community of Quram and supposedly is as close as any NT work comes to being the truth.

The man goes on for pages about the evil of "the Vatican," nowhere differentiating it from true Biblical Christianity. Jesus, to him, is a "fantasy god" based more on Babylonian myth than anything else. This man has the gaul to claim to be the true Messiah while challenging the very basis of all we believe to be true. At the same time, he pulls together the "best" of eastern religion and sets up the straw man of the failures of western civilization. The greatest threat to the world, to him, is Christianity.

I think I have wasted my time "worrying" about what he has written. He upholds "truth and righteousness," while saying that "faith" is for fools. And so, we are to "believe" him based on numerology and astrology? Hmmm.... :-(

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