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Why Christmas was Banned by Christian Puritans and How Christ Became the Greater Yahweh

Why did Christian Puritans ban Christmas and jail those who celebrated Christmas? Why did Puritans want Christmas to be legislated as a working day? When was Jesus of Nazareth born – was it March 25, April 17, May 29, September 15, or December 25? If Jesus of Nazareth was not born on December 25, then which divinity does Christmas celebrate? Also, is it true that Jesus of Nazareth and Mary were twins, and their mother was raped by a Roman soldier and to hide the shame of their birth, the Virgin Mary was declared as the mother of Jesus? Equally, why did the Divine Plato argue that a Great lie must be used to convince the masses to worship the devil? This post answers these questions.

Christmas Riot

Angry Christians rioted and looted shops in Canterbury, and later captured the local gunpowder factory. The capture of this factory marked the triumph of the armed townspeople who subsequently took full control of the city, and expelled its mayor, William Bridge. This event is now recognized as the Canterbury Christmas Riot, and it was instigated by the prohibition to celebrate Christmas that was passed by the Parliament in 1645. This ban on Christmas was not limited to the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. For 23 years, the authorities in Boston had banned Christmas and penalized those caught celebrating Christmas. This ban was lifted in 1681. In Scotland, Christmas became a constitutionally recognized public holiday in 1958. So, why did Christian Puritans find offense in Christmas?

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Mary and Baby Jesus take a rest on the right paw of the Sphinx while Joseph rests next to a grazing donkey. Painting by Luc Olivier Merson (1879) titled Rest on the Flight into Egypt.

Who was Born on December 25?

On December 25th, he was born in a cave to a virgin woman and two shepherds witnessed his birth. He was sent to earth to be born and live as a mortal human being so that he could deliver human beings from sin. He died for the sins of human beings and was resurrected on Sunday. He had 12 disciples and was recognized as the Light of the World by kings, scholars, and emperors of classical antiquity. His day of worship was Sunday and his followers exchanged gifts on December 25th to commemorate his incarnation on earth. Who is this god-man?

If you answered Jesus of Nazareth, you are wrong. If you answered, Mithras – the Persian God of Light, you are right. Mithras was recognized as the Sun God and thus his day of worship was Sunday. Relatedly, as I explain in my book, Holy Sumerians: The Extinct Non-Semitic, Non-Aryan Founders of Western Civilization and Abrahamic Religions, Mithras was modeled by the Persians after the ancient Sumerian God, Utu, whom the Akkadians revered as Shamash.

The first day of the Sumerian week was named after Ud, the Sun of the Day. This is because the Sumerians considered the day to start at sunrise and therefore the week started with the planet that generates light and ends with the planet that provides light at night. Just like modern Christians, Sumerians dedicated their sun-day as their day of worship and veneration of the sun god, Utu (a name that was translated into Akkadian as šamšu or Shamash). The later Semitic people based their religions on the Sumerian religion but changed the day of worship to the last day of the week and this is likely because most Semitic people consider the day to start at sunset (or the dawn of the Black Sun).

Do you know that the Sumerians invented Sa-bat over 2000 years before Jews copied this concept from the Babylonians and made it into Shabbath and then dedicated it to their borrowed god, Yahweh?

Sumerians dedicated the day of the full moon to total rest, and this day was called sa-bat. On the other hand, the last day of the week was called the evil day by the Sumerians, and some tasks were prohibited, especially those related to the generation of new life e.g pruning and weeding of gardens (for this reason, any creative work was prohibited on this day as creation that happened in the evil day ended up being jinxed). It is notable that the Semitic Jews and Arabs made this their day of worship.

The Sumerian Black Sun – Antony Kagirison.
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Christians are expected to redeem Yahweh from sin according to the secret teachings that Christ taught his followers about redemption and rectification of creation

Why Gnostics Equated Judaism to Devil Worship

Classical Gnostics were not engaging in political correctness when they described Judaism as devil worship, and the Gospel of Judas explains using metaphor and analogy why Yahweh is the devil. Was Jesus of Nazareth a Crypto-Atheist or an Enemy of (Lesser) Yahweh is a post that focuses on the Gospel of Judas and it explains why this Gospel described Judas Iscariot as the incarnation of Yahweh who came to earth to ensure that Christ was killed before he (Christ) completed his work and emancipated as many people as possible. Yahweh did this to save Judaism from destruction by the God of Light.

Kabbalah is essentially Jewish Gnosticism and as expected, Yahweh is described as the devil whom Kabbalists must strive to kill i.e a Jewish Kabbalist is expected to engage in the deicide of Yahweh so as attain holiness. This deicide is one of the articles of the Kabbalistic doctrine of holiness through sin that I explained in the post titled, Rabbi Nathan Elisha Ashkenazi as Buẓina Kaddisha of Jewish Messianism. This Kabbalistic doctrine is different from Classical Christian Gnosticism which considered Yahweh as a sick God whom Gnostics are expected to heal i.e Christians are expected to redeem Yahweh from sin according to the secret teachings that Christ taught his followers about redemption and rectification of creation.

The idea that killing Yahweh will save Jews and the world is clearly an improvisation of the Christian concept of redemption through the mortal death of Christ. This is not unexpected as Kabbalah was borrowed heavily from the teachings of Castilian Gnostics and the Cathars of Languedoc. In Christianity, the death of Christ to save humanity from its sin is the basis of the theology of atonement with the act of mortal death being described as substitutionary atonement – a concept derived from scapegoat as described in the Book of Leviticus. In Leviticus 16, Aaron – the High Priest – lays his hands on two living goats: one goat for God and the other goat for Azalel (and this goat is called Azalel). The first goat is sacrificed for the God of the Old Testament while Azalel the Goat is left to take the sins of the people into the wilderness. The crucifixion of Jesus was a sacrifice to the Lord according to Orthodox Christian doctrines, and his subsequent descent to hell is Jesus carrying the sins of humanity into the wilderness where he defeats the devil and redeems all souls that had been taken hostage by the devil. Thus, Jesus serves as both sacrificial goats: the goat sacrificed to God and the scapegoat, but he achieves something remarkable, he redeems sins instead of carrying sins into hell.

This idea of substitutionary atonement was not accepted by classical Christian gnostics, and the reason for this was quite simple. Christ is expected to redeem the devil, and in the process rectify the mistakes of creation and perfect the world. Moreover, the devil created this world according to Gnosticism, and thus Christ is expected to redeem the creator of the world. It is for this reason that Gnostics do not worship the creator of the world, unlike Orthodox Judaism and Christianity. Yahweh is considered to have an evil twin called Thaumiel. Thaumiel has two heads and is the guardian deity of nomadic pastoralists, including the Amalekites. Because Thaumiel is far more evil than the devil, then it means that the devil is not the ultimate evil in creation.

In Kabbalah, Yahweh is not worshipped, but instead, worship is directed to another higher power. One of the questions that need to be asked is what God talked to Moses in the burning bush. In Who is Anochi, I explore this question and reveal that the Talmud is right in stating that God answered Moses’ question asked in Exodus 3:13 –

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

Exodus 3:13

According to the Lubavitcher Rebbe – as documented in Volume 3 of Likkutei Sichos – the God who gave the Torah to Jews named himself Anochi so as to introduce holiness into the language spoken by Ancient Egyptians. How true is this? Did this holiness serve Egyptians or Jews? Let us consider an event that is recorded in Tanakh and in Egyptian records. It concerns pharaoh Shishak (who is historiographically regarded to be pharaoh Shoshenq I) who waged a war against…

Who is Anochi?

Redeeming Yahweh

If Yahweh is the devil, then why does Christian Gnosticism want to redeem him? The answer is simple, Gnosticism does not consider the Devil as the epitome of all that is bad and evil (no pun intended). The devil was just the worker or demiurge who was assigned the duty to create the world and human beings but he made some mistakes during creation. In fact, Amalekites are more evil than the devil which is why Christians and Jews are instructed to exterminate them, and erase their memory from under the heaven (which means that Amalekites must be burned to ashes).

The great philosopher, Plato, argued that a good religion for the masses must be based on a great lie while the intellectual elite have an esoteric religion that understands why the great lie is necessary and why it needs to be upheld. Essentially, Plato argued for a non-transparent religion that has an exoteric and esoteric aspect, with the exoteric religion being available to the public. Christianity originated in this milieu with its esoteric teaching kep to the knowledgeable ones who were called Gnostikoi (or the knowers) while the lay people were taught simple doctrines. (Modern Gnostics are not real Gnostics, but just Gnosophobics with low or even zero cognitive sovereignty as explained in Neo-Gnosticism and Its Epistemophobics). One of the most esoteric forms of Christianity was Ophite Christianity from where Orthodox Christianity derived the concept of the Holy Spirit.

The Ophite Christians are known for venerating the primordial serpent [that was later venerated by the Sabbatean messiah, Shabbetai Zvi] and conceiving ideas and philosophies that influenced the Sethian community. What is missed is that the Ophites taught that anyone who got attached to the Holy Spirit using the right rituals and procedures acquired a heightened intellect that remained with him/her after the experience because (s)he had been raised from being a somatic hylic into being a psychic.

From Gnostic Rationalism, Agnōstos Theos, and the Aristotelian God.

In “The One Killed by Yahweh”, I focused on a conversation between Arimanios the Pharisee and James (the Brother of Jesus) found in the Sethian Gospel titled Apocryphon of John (also called the Secret Book of John). This conversation describes the man killed by Yahweh…

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