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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Jun 12, 2007 at 03:00

While it is true that the teachings of Jesus did not include or intend murder in the name of G-d in order to spread the Gospel, that did not keep unscrupulous men from murdering in his name and supposedly for the sake of his teaching. Christians were killing Christians even before the blood on the cross had dried. People do not know of the rivalries that occured between the followers of Paul and those who followed Peter. There was no great love lost between those two men to be sure. Add to that the ongoing guerilla war against the Romans that was going on at the time and you have a scenario much like the one we have today.

There were many people who considered Paul an apostate and hated him for it. They saw in him only a lacky of the corrupt high priest Ciaphas and a willing servant of Rome and Herod and had no trust in him nor would they listen to his teaching. So you see, history is not as simple as we have all been led to believe by our erst while educators. The intrigues in the court of Herod and the Temple and Sanhedrin are a story ripe enough for a novel of immense proportions but so far none have found the courage to write it.


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