A few weeks ago I discovered something that made me rethink the entire notion of Christianity entirely, and the seed of that event and the initial idea surrounding it is still unfolding in my consciousness.
Every day it brings me a new revelation and a new way of looking at the world. It has deepened my understanding of how people in biblical times perceived the world around them. On the other hand it has increased my impression that most biblical commentary and interpretation that has ever been leveled at the Tanakh and the New Testament, with a few notable and rare exceptions  has been made in complete ignorance of the hermeneutics of these works.
So what was my discovery?
It was that Jesus Christ was the personification of the Sunlight. Just imagine for a moment really taking on that proposition. Take a day. It might help you better understand my reactions to these Facebook comments recently:
1. “Jesus died to save us…”
Ok… well technically… you can’t have sunlight all the time, right? Everyone and everything might die if there was an eternal day. The ancients believed that the Sun died at night and journeyed through the afterlife to be reborn the following morning. Likewise, you can’t have the personification of sunlight hanging around on the world forever. It’s unhealthy. To everything there is a season (turn, turn, turn), so Jesus died to save us all from heat exhaustion. That was nice of him. Yah Jesus.
- “Who is Jesus?”
Easy. The Sunlight. I got this one.
- “If you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior write Amen!”
Now I like sunlight as much as the next gal, but there’s other things I like. I mean nature is downright nice too. I am very thankful for the world continuing to spin an all but heat exhaustion isn’t at the top of things I require saving from right now. Can Sunlight do anything about climate change or the threat of nuclear war? Also – I never write Amen.
- “Be your own personal Jesus.”
This was on the radio and it made me smile. Be your own personal daylight. It sounded reminiscently similar to Aleister Crowley’s “Every man and every woman is a star”.
- “If you know that you can’t make it without Jesus! Say:Amen”
I manage without him every night actually. Daylight is essential to the world but I tend to take it for granted most of the time. Don’t you? Still not saying Amen.
- “The greatest weapon against evil is God’s word…”
Except when the word is a number you mean! Except that you probably don’t know what I mean because you are ignorant of biblical hermeneutics. Like most people. So you don’t know this very important fact:
Some parts of the Bible are not meant to be read –
they’re meant to be counted.
- “If you pray that Jesus will save lost souls say: “Amen”
You know where you’re going with that?
How does the daylight save lost souls? This is the Egyptian barge of the Sun God ‘Ra’ that transported the souls of the dead through the Underworld. Is that really where you intended to be going with that proposition? Just checking…
- “ Your days of joblessness are over in Jesus Name hashtag Amen.”
This is just discrimination against night workers from day workers. Obviously.
- “Jesus is the answer to every hearts cry”.
And a good walk in the daylight does you good too… Good healthy constitutions used to be ‘the thing’ in my grandmothers generation. It comes off as a bit trite to my ears these days however. There’s not always a question behind emotional pain that just “going for a walk in the fresh air” and a bit of meditation will fix. Sometimes you have to be more proactive and actively discover a way to resolve your own emotional pain other than praying to sunlight, however ‘good’ and reassuring that may feel to you. Religion is not meant to be some drug that you need a fix from to get you through the day.
- “Satan will not touch you! God is with you! Nothing will defeat you!”
This was accompanied by a cute cartoon showing Jesus dressed as a Samarai keeping demons back from a girl. The Satan = 67. YHVH = 26. 67 + 26 = 93 = 3 x 31 (El ‘God’). Neat gematria!
11. “Jesus is the light of the World”
But of course! His name “Jesus Christ” yields an Isopsephy value of 719 which is the same amount of times the hour and second hands of a clock align every 12 hours.
His personification even tells you as much:
“Are there not twelve hours of daylight? If anyone walks in the daytime, he will not stumble, because he sees by the light of this world” and “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
The funny little thing about Christianity is that the things they think are metaphors are literal but the things that they take as literal are metaphors. It’s perplexing. People have become complaisant about what they believe we know about the Torah too, and they have forgotten that there were things of which it was forbidden to speak of in the Holy Books of the Jewish people.
When Kabbalah was invented in the middle ages it was done in order to preserve the Merkabah (a forbidden topic), but then Kabbalah became its own thing and the Merkabah entered into the dark ages. Meanwhile – all over the world today – people are believing the literal truth of fantastic and impossible things that have only been written in the bible as a mathematical proof of something observable in the world (such as the length of days in the year). They will marry, divorce, and commit a thousand small acts against their own soul in obedience to a law they do not know and do not understand.
And in the halls of academia, grown men are debating points of ethics in biblical verses that were never intended to be a moral treatise but were written by an ancient scribe much interested in the topic of intercalary years, and yet these same verses will end up being read out at funerals and no-one is in any way the wiser!
Its absurd. I’m not saying the Tanakh or the New Testament are absurd; I’m saying that modern biblical interpretation is absurd and it has been ever since Judah the Patriarch forbade discussion of the Merkabah.
Lately I feel like I’m carefully trying to explain why 2 + 2 = 4, but those who are most steeped in absurdity and comfortable in their conformity keep butting in to tell me the answer is “blue”.
13th August 11:06
Although I think Jesus originated (as many biblical characters do) as a personification of sunlight, the authors of these stories were writing about much more than this. They were discussing ethics, sociology, duty, good and evil, and asking questions such as ‘what happens after we die’? Does God actually give a shit? How should we live and what is brotherhood and sisterhood all about? What does ‘family’ really mean? And at the same time they were intellectually curious men who were fascinated with the revolutions of the stars and the orbits of the planets at a time when no-one could prove what they were but everyone had a theory…
I think that still deeply resonates with most people, because if we’re all completely honest – there’s a lot of stuff like that; no-one can prove what happens after you die or if there’s a quantum God or if we get reincarnated. So even though I believe that Jesus is sunlight and Jacob and Esau were Summer and Winter and Adam and Eve were personifications of every man and woman – I actually find the Bible more interesting and instructive than before when I did read the thing more literally and didn’t have the keys to read it properly.
What people read into the bible tells us something about ourselves.
The bible is a thousand year old proof that “people see what they want to see.” And then reality testing happens and the fallout occurs on social media in todays world. There is never going to be another time when it’s Christians vs Muslims except on the fringes as a superficial excuse for angry and small minded patriarchal men. The boat for that left a long time ago when people started understanding behaviourism. Even the thickest (as shit) people in most societies know the definition of what ‘good’ interpersonal communication and behaviour is. Deficits in these areas are usually ascribed to autistic people but it’s the people with Machiavellian personality traits that you really have to keep an eye on.
I don’t quite know what type of collective insanity or (in Jungian terms) ’emergence of the shadow’ event we are going through right now but the shadow is definitely being cast. Our systems of government and organisations need a redesign so that they are better protected from being subsumed by the 4th column… the enemy within.
 “Guide to the Perplexed” by Maimonides; The Bahir; the Zohar and works of the early Kabbalah; Liber Al vel Legis and other essays written for the A.’.A.’. by Aleister Crowley.