- 28 Sep 2018 12:13
The earliest (proto) Christians believed Jesus's sacrifice had taken place in the lower heavenly realms. This can be best seen in the letter to the Hebrews. It was almost certainly Paul, a Jewish closet homosexual who invented the idea of him being crucified, a homosexual, sado-masochistic fantasy, a humiliating death. Later Christians gave him a loin cloth to hide his modesty and emphasised his suffering not his humiliation. The Gospel of John even turned the crucifixion into a glorification, the Johannine evangelist in some aspects completely reverses Pauline Christology, although like Paul he had very strong gnostic tendencies.
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