Thursday, December 07, 2006

This has nothing to do with suicide
I've been listening to educational CDs and the latest one concerns famous Romans. In particular i was listening to the biography of Emperor Augustus and it struck me that the claim that the biblical book of Revelations is a piece of political propaganda is probably true. But what also occurred to me with as much force was how much it was a political move to claim that some fellow named Jesus was born so close to the winter Solstice, which is when many pagans celebrate the rebirth of their sun god.

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