Christ the magician?

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Christ the magician?

Postby Paulyllama » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:48 am

Archaeologist find a bowl that says Christ the magician.

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Postby BerserkerGnome » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:48 am

If I may exspouse some idle ruminations. 1stly, "Christ" is not a name, it is the anglisization of the greek word for savior or messiah, "Christo." It literaly translates as "annointed one." Between that factor & the date spread given, roughly 189 BC to 49 AD, it is a bit of stretch to automaticaly assume the "Christ" on the bowl refers to the biblical Jesus. If one finds a Latin or Celtic reference to a "king" in the British Isle's, dated to between 400-700 AD, does it automaticaly refer to King Arthur? 2ndly, to me, the word "magician" bears closer scrutiny. Follow my logic: a magician is someone who performs "magic." Then what is magic? Here's one definition, "by force of will, compelling supernatural force(s) to alter reality." When the will is expressed through prayer & the supernatural force, God, we call this a "miracle." My point to all this? One possible tranlation to the script on the bowl is "the Savior who performs miracles." Hardly grounds to rewrite the history books. :feedback:
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