"Christianity was invented by a little known family of Roman Caesars, the Favians" - the documentary titled "Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus" will try to prove this.
The Favians left ancient documents claiming that Jesus is a fabricated story created for ancient Romans to compel Jewish sects to pay their taxes to Rome, as explained by American Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill.
"The Caesar's committed a crime against consciousness. They reached into the minds of their subjects and planted false concepts to make them easier to control," Mr Atwill explained.
"I present my work with some ambivalence, as I do not want to directly cause Christians any harm, but this is important for our culture. Alert citizens need to know the truth about our past so we can understand how and why governments create false histories and false gods. They often do it to obtain a social order that is against the best interests of the common people," Mr Atwill told PRWeb.
"Jewish sects in Palestine at the time, who were waiting for a prophesied warrior Messiah, were a constant source of violent insurrection during the first century. When the Romans had exhausted conventional means of quashing rebellion, they switched to psychological warfare. 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," Mr Atwill explained.
Jesus "may be the only fictional character in literature whose entire life story can be traced to other sources. Once those sources are all laid bare, there's simply nothing left," he emphasised.
"What seems to have eluded many scholars is that the sequence of events and locations of Jesus ministry are more or less the same as the sequence of events and locations of the military campaign of [Emperor] Titus Flavius as described by Josephus. This is clear evidence of a deliberately constructed pattern. The biography of Jesus is actually constructed, tip to stern, on prior stories, but especially on the biography of a Roman Caesar."
When asked if this is the beginning of the end of Christianity, Mr Atwill told PRWeb, "probably not."
"but what my work has done is give permission to many of those ready to leave the religion to make a clean break. We've got the evidence now to show exactly where the story of Jesus came from. Although Christianity can be a comfort to some, it can also be very damaging and repressive, an insidious form of mind control that has led to blind acceptance of serfdom, poverty, and war throughout history. To this day, especially in the United States, it is used to create support for war in the Middle East."
Mr Atwill will hold a discussion about these ancient documents at a symposium titled "Covert Messiah" to be held at Conway Hall in Holborn, London on Oct 19, 2013. Mr Atwill, together with fellow biblical scholar Kenneth Humphreys (author of the book Jesus never Existed), will be open for those people who want to challenge what these ancient documents claimed.
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