The wondrous spirit now known as
Jesus never would have permitted
the psychotic behavior of the Jews.
That’s why they hate him so much.
Are the Gods of the Old Testament
and New Testament the same entity?
Could the vengeful God of the Jews
be the loving, merciful God of Jesus?
What if Jehovah and Jesus were not related?
What if neither ever existed?
And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died.
— Don McLean, American Pie, 1971
Who was Marcion?
He lived roughly 85-160 AD, and during his lifetime he founded a church that exerted a powerful influence on the development of early Christianity, and which for several centuries rivaled the Catholic Church. So explains Richard Edmondson in his 2015 biographical sketch of a major figure in the creation of the Christian religion whose main ideas were eventually discarded. It was a fateful decision triggering harsh consequences that have turned the world into an endless series of blood-drenched circuses.
Marcion, you see, was deeply opposed to what he referred to as the “Judaizers” in the early Christian Church, and he advocated a Christian Bible wholly devoid of any part of the Old Testament, consisting solely of the Gospel of Luke and the letters of Paul. With amazing prescience, he seems to have instinctively realized the pitfalls that awaited the new faith should it try to reconcile and balance the vengeful God of the Old Testament with the God of love and compassion taught by Christ — pitfalls which indeed managed to trip the church at various times through the centuries, but which became so manifestly egregious in the latter half of the twentieth century that today we find Christianity swamped in a sea of irrelevance, unsure of what it even stands for, with people leaving the faith in droves.
This was Richard Edmondson’s 2015 assessment of Marcion’s career, describing the kind of church both he and many other people wanted but didn’t get. Edmondson wrote his story with this message: “ . . . it may be in our best interest to see that Marcion’s less-Jewish ideas take root among those who cannot fully face reality.”
Chuck the Old Testament? An Early Christian
Who May Have Had a Good Idea by Richard Edmondson
With their usual typical media mindwarped totalitarian bias, scholars today have a tendency to view Marcion as an “anti-Semite.” But Edmondson is clear about Marcion’s intent and the suspicious behavior of the church fathers.
“Marcion wanted to free Christianity from the Old Testament,
but the church preserved it.”
This is but one of many false assertions the megalithic Christian church has foisted on its duped adherents throughout the centuries which now manifest in contemporary Jewish propaganda with such toxic tropes as “strength in diversity” and “we’re all in this together.”
Goodness and mercy vs. vengeance and psychopathy — which God would you pick? Although much can be and has been said about the dual nature of the human condition, both types can’t coexist in one personality. According to Edmondson, Marcion’s popularity exceeded Rome’s for a time until the Deep State bishops of the still coalescing Catholic Church said no to his unorthodox view of the one true religion.
That decision had two colossal impacts on posterity. Marcion contended Jesus did not exist in the flesh, but instead was an eternal spirit offering hope to all. But the greater church, led by Jews, rejected this teaching, meaning Jews were the ones who initially invented the idea that Jesus was an actual living breathing human being in addition to being who they said was the Son of God. Did it change the future two thousand years ahead of time?
What if Israel never existed?
. . . it is worthwhile to ponder just how the world would be different today had the Marcionite Church, rather than the Catholic Church, prevailed and become the dominant strain of Christianity. For one thing, we can conjecture almost assuredly the state of Israel would never have been founded in 1948.
Edmondson, a respected (by me) British nationalist, made an assessment that if better known would rock the entire world.
. . . without an Old Testament, there would never have been a view of Jews as “God’s chosen people,” and without this, there would have been no significant Christian support for a state of Israel. Early Christian Zionists such as Cyrus Scofield and John Nelson Darby would not have had a leg to stand on; and John Hagee would perhaps be a used car salesman today; Theodor Herzl probably would never have gained much of a following other than among Jews, and the Balfour Declaration well may never have been issued by the British government. In short, it’s possible to conjecture that had the Marcionite Church prevailed, there would be no state of Israel today.
How peaceful would the world be if the nation of Israel had never existed?
Full of warmongering Jews who express their hatred of humankind by regarding all other people as cattle, Israel is the enemy of every country on Earth while pretending to be their friend and benefactor. Cursed by a verifiable history of swindling and betrayal before leaving behind the smoldering carcasses of countries picked clean by the moneylenders’ hellish cash machine, Israel and the Jews control every person in the world because they ultimately control everyone’s money.
If Marcion’s view of Christianity was the true one, then the modern maniac nation of Israel would never have come to exist. It was the Jews who insisted Jesus came in the flesh because making him real, mostly by force, showed them the population was under control and it has been ever since.
Creator vs. redeemer
The two principal sources of Edmondson’s analysis are: Marcion: The Gospel of the Alien God, by Adolf Harnack and Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew, by Bart D. Ehrman.
The way Edmondson tells it, there were really two Gods forming in the minds of men:
One was a punitive, petty, and cruel God, who presided over a corrupt world. This was the God of the Old Testament, referred to by Marcionites as the “Creator God” (but his “creation” was a world far from perfect in their view).
The other God Marcion saw as a redeemer, a God of love, mercy, truth, and compassion. This was the God of Christ. Marcion referred to him as the “Alien God” — “alien” in the sense that prior to Christ’s appearance on earth he had been unknown to humanity.
Edmondson doesn’t mention this, but many earlier religions, notably Zoroastrianism with its god Ahura Mazda, combined both good and evil aspects in the deity worshipped by ancient Persians.
Marcion saw the Creator God as vengeful, wrathful and unmerciful, but perhaps most significantly of all he viewed him as ignorant. For instance, he had not known where to find Adam in the Garden of Eden, and had found it necessary to ask Adam whether he had eaten from the forbidden fruit. But even worse was his ignorance of the Alien God.
The utter ignorance of the World-Creator about the other God is the worst aspect of all his ignorance; it shows him to be inferior in the most extreme degree. But since, because he does not know the other God even the sphere and the nature of that God are incomprehensible to him, true goodness is also completely closed to him.
“Marcion wanted to free Christianity from the Old Testament, but the church preserved it. He did not forbid his followers to pick up the book but even recognized that it contained material that was useful for reading. But he saw in it a spirit different from that of the gospel, and he wanted nothing to do with two different spirits in religion. Was he right or was the church, which did not detach itself from the book, right?” Edmondson asks.
How could the wrathful, vengeful God of the Jews be the loving, merciful God of Jesus? Marcion maintained that these attributes could not belong to one God, as they stand at odds with one another: hatred and love, vengeance and mercy, judgment and grace. He concluded that there must in fact be two Gods: the God of the Jews, as found in the Old Testament, and the God of Jesus, as found in the writings of Paul.
The consequences of the initial lie
But without an Old Testament, there would never have been a view of Jews as “God’s chosen people,” and without this, there would have been no significant Christian support for a state of Israel. Early Christian Zionists such as Cyrus Scofield and John Nelson Darby would not have had a leg to stand on; and John Hagee would perhaps be a used car salesman today; Theodor Herzl probably would never have gained much of a following other than among Jews, and the Balfour Declaration well may never have been issued by the British government. In short, it’s possible to conjecture that had the Marcionite Church prevailed, there would be no state of Israel today.
Israel is not heaven; it’s hell on Earth. Paradise for psychopathic perverts; permanent pain for everyone else.
Earlier I offered a critique of Ehrman’s analysis of “what might have been” had the Marcionite church prevailed, coming to the conclusion that in all likelihood the modern-day state of Israel would never have been born. One can of course carry the conjecture further: without the establishment of the state of Israel, there would have been no Nakba, no Deir Yassin massacre, no 1967 war, no 1973 war, and no pro-Israel lobby in America today. Without the pro-Israel lobby, the wars in Iraq would possibly have been averted. The half a million Iraqi children, whose deaths the Jewish Madeleine Albright felt were “worth it,” could well still be alive. The Palestinians would have a state of their own, would therefore not be subject to having their homes bulldozed or destroyed by bombs, conceivably there would be no blockade of Gaza, no checkpoints in the West Bank or mothers giving birth at them, and no apartheid wall. The Palestinians who were killed in the first Intifada, the second Intifada, those who perished in various Israeli missile attacks on Gaza, including Operation Cast Lead, would either still be alive today or else possibly have died of natural causes.
And now, as the citizens of the world remain stymied and abused by governmental crackdowns based on a phony epidemic, these familiar abuses have reached the streets of America with illegal aliens paid by Jewish billionaires enthusiastically burning down the country.
We have missed many opportunities in the past to correct our corrupt course that permits the rich to own the poor and abuse them at will. Whether we survive this current rearrangement of the facts of our existence or not, we now know for sure that the people we have chosen to guide our world to safety and security cannot be trusted whatsoever as they all conspire to lobotomize the human population into a manageable and obedient herd.
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, constantly trying to figure out why we are destroying ourselves, and pinpointing a corrupt belief system as the engine of our demise. Solely dependent on contributions from readers, please support his work by mail: 6871 Willow Creek Circle #103, North Port FL 34287 USA.