Was Christ real? American biblical scholars are claiming that Jesus Christ never actually lived — that he was a myth created by ancient Roman aristocrats as a tool to oppress and control believers. “When the Romans had exhausted conventional means of quashing rebellion, they switched to psychological warfare,” says scholar and author Joseph Atwill. “They surmised that the way to stop the spread of zealous Jewish missionary activity was to create a competing belief system. That’s when the ‘peaceful’ Messiah story was invented. Instead of inspiring warfare, this Messiah urged turn-the-other-cheek pacifism and encouraged Jews to ‘give onto Caesar’ and pay their taxes to Rome.”
Atwill, author of the best-selling book Caesar’s Messiah, will be presenting his theories at a symposium in London next week along with scholar Kenneth Humphreys, author of Jesus Never Existed. A press release calls the creation of Christ “a sophisticated government project, a kind of propaganda exercise used to pacify the subjects of the Roman Empire.”
“The latest in Biblical scholarship has now uncovered new evidence that provides a disturbing explanation: Christianity never strayed; Jesus Christ is a fabricated cover story for an Imperial psychological warfare operation born out of the First Jewish-Roman War in the first century,” their website, Covert Messiah, explains. “The Caesar’s [sic] commited a crime against consciousness. They reached into the minds of their subjects and planted false concepts to make them easier to control,” Atwill adds on the website, which asks, “Is Christianity the genesis of
modern psychological warfare?”
The pair have a documentary, Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus directed by Fritz Heede. The film claims the invention of Christianity was “crowd control.”
Watch the trailer:
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