Crucifixion Or Cruci-Fiction


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  • Crucifixion Or Cruci-Fiction


  • CHAPTER 4

    PREPARATION
    FOR JIHAAD

     

    POLICY CHANGE

     

    Jesus will not be a sitting-duck for a
    clandestine arrest by the Jews. He prepares his disciples for the
    impending showdown. Discreetly, so as not to frighten his disciples, he
    introduces the subject of defence. Gently he begins:

     

    "When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye
    anything?" And they said, "Nothing" Then said he unto them, "But now,
    he that hath no purse, let him take it, and likewise his bag; and he
    that hath no SWORD, let him sell his garment and buy one!"

     

    (HOLY BIBLE) Luke 22:35-36

    This is a preparation for Jihaad, a Holy
    War — Jews against Jews! Why! Why this somersault? Did he not advise
    them to "turn the other cheek"; "to forgive seventy times seven"
    (70 x 7 = 490)? Did he not send his chosen Twelve with the advice:

    "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the
    midst of wolves; be ye, therefore, as wise as serpents, (?) and as

    harmless as doves."

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 10:16

     

    TO ARMS! TO ARMS!

     

    The situation and the circumstance have
    changed and as with any wise and able general, the strategy must also
    change. The disciples were already armed. They had some foresight. They
    had not left Galilee with bare knuckles. They responded:

    ". . . Lord, behold, here are two
    SWORDS." And he said unto them, "It is enough".

    (HOLY BIBLE) Luke 22:38

    The missionary, so as to retain the
    impression of the "meek and gentle Jesus", "the Prince of Peace",
    pleads that the SWORDS were spiritual! If the swords were spiritual,
    then the "garments" must also be spiritual. If the disciples of Jesus
    were to sell their SPIRITUAL garments to buy SPIRITUAL swords, in that
    case they would all become SPIRITUALLY naked! Furthermore, one does not
    lop off peoples physical ears with spiritual swords —

    "And, behold, one of those who were
    with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his SWORD, and

    struck a servant of the high priests, and cut off his ear."

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 26:51

     

    The only purpose of swords or guns is to maim and to kill. People
    did not carry swords to pare apples and bananas in the time of Christ.

     

    WHY COUPLE OF SWORDS
    ENOUGH?

    If this was a preparation for war, then why
    should two swords be "enough"? The reason is that Jesus was not
    contemplating a battle against the legions of Rome. Since his
    "friend"
    Judas was in league with the Temple authorities, he was
    expecting a clandestine, underhand attempt by the Jewish oligarchy to
    seize him. It would be a question of Jews against Jews. In such a
    battle against the Jewish temple servants and the riff-raff of the
    town, he would prevail. Of that he was sure. He had with him Peter (the
    Rock)
    and John and James (the sons of Thunder) together
    with the other eight, each vying with one another to go to prison for
    him; to die for him.
    1 These were all Galilians. They had a reputation of
    Zealotism, terrorism and repeated insurrections against the Romans.

    Armed with sticks and stones, and the
    swords, and fortified with the spirit of self-sacrifice which they had
    avowed for their Master, he was sure to knock hells into any Jewish
    rabble that dare confront him.

    1. "Likewise also said all the disciples."- (Mathew
    26:35)

    A MASTER TACTICIAN

    He had proved himself a skilful strategist
    and planner, alert and resourceful. This was not the time to sit and
    twiddle thumbs; to be a sitting-duck, cooped up with his disciples in
    the upper-room! No, not for him. He leads his platoon, in the middle of
    the night, to Gethsemane-Gethsemane — an olive press — a courtyard
    built of stone walls some 5 miles out of town.

    On the way, he unburdens to them the
    seriousness of the situation. The implications and the explosive nature
    of the coup that failed. Now he must bear the wrath of the powers that
    be. The price of failure!

    You do not have to be a military genius to
    appreciate that, Jesus (pbuh) deploys his forces as a master tactician,
    in a manner that would bring credit to any Officer out of "Sandhurst"
    1. He
    places eight of the eleven disciples at the entrance to the courtyard,
    commanding them:

    "... Sit ye here, while I go and pray
    yonder."

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 26:36

    1. A leading military academy in England.

    The question that would bug any thinker is:
    "Why did they all go to Gethsemane? To pray? Could they not have prayed
    in the upper-room? Could they not have gone to the Temple of Solomon, a
    stone's throw from where they were, if prayer is all that they wanted
    to do? No! They went to the Garden so that they might be in a better
    position to defend themselves!

    Observe, Jesus does not take the eight with
    him to pray. He positions them strategically at the entrance to the
    courtyard; armed to the hilt, as the circumstances would allow:

    "And he took with him Peter and the
    two sons of Zebedee. . .

    Then saith he unto them. . .
    tarry ye here and watch with me."

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 26:37-38

    Where is he taking Peter and John and James
    now? Further into the Garden! To pray? No! To make an inner line of
    defence — he had put eight at the Gate, and, now these zealous Zealots
    (the fighting Irishmen of their day), armed with SWORDS, to "wait
    and watch
    " — TO KEEP GUARD! The picture is very vivid; Jesus
    leaves nothing to our imagination. A-n-d HE (alone) prayed!

     

    JESUS PRAYS FOR RESCUE

    ". . . and began to be sorrowful and
    very depressed. Then saith he unto them, ‘my soul is exceedingly
    sorrowful, even unto death' . . ."

    "And he went a little
    further, and fell on his face
    (Exactly as the Muslim does in
    Salaat), and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if it be possible, let
    this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt."

    (This is the quality of a good Muslim who
    submits his will to the will of God).

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew
    26: 37-39

    "And being in an agony, he prayed more
    earnestly;

    and his sweat was, as it were, great drops of blood falling down to
    the ground’’

    (HOLY BIBLE) Luke
    22:44

    MESSIAH
    SOBS FOR HIS PEOPLE

    Why all this bewailing and
    lamentation? Is he crying to save his skin? It would be highly cynical
    on his part to do that! Did he not advise others:

    "And if thy right eye
    offend thee, pluck it out . . . And if thy right hand offend thee, cut
    it off, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one
    of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be
    cast into hell."

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew
    5:29-30

    We would be doing Jesus a grave injustice if
    we thought that he was crying like a woman to save his body from
    physical harm. He was crying for his people — the Jews. They held a
    queer logic, that if they succeeded in killing any would-be Messiah
    (Christ), it would be a sure proof of his imposture. For God Almighty
    will never allow His truly "anointed one" (Christ) 1 to be
    killed — (Deuteronomy 18:20). Hence the insistence of the Jews
    as a people, as a whole, in rejecting Jesus, the son of Mary, as their
    promised Messiah — "The eternal rejection."

    1. Messiah. "Anointed," Christos, "Christ." For
    full explanation, see — "Christ in Islam."

     

    IMAGINATIVE
    VERSION

    This harrowing sob-story, the
    blood-curdling cries and lamentations would evoke sympathy in the
    hardest of hearts. And the hot-gospeller and the Bible-thumper is not
    averse to its effective exploitation. We are told that Jesus was
    destined to die for the sins of mankind. That he was "being prepared
    for this vicarious sacrifice before the foundation of the world". That
    even before the material universe came into being, there was a contract
    between "Father and son," and that in the year 4000 A.A. (After Adam)

    1, God
    himself in the form of Jesus, as the second person from the enigmatic
    Trinity
    2, was to get himself hanged to redeem mankind from the
    Original Sin and their actual sins.

    1. According to Christian calculations the world and everything
    in it is 6000 years old.

    2. "Trinity": The closest approximation to the
    Christian dogma of the trinity as found in the Bible — "For there
    are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the
    Holy Ghost: and these three are one" -
    (1st Epistle of John 5:7) —
    has now been unceremoniously thrown out as fabrication in the R.S.V.,
    the most up-to-date translation of the Bible. See — <!a href="http://www.jamaat.net/bible/BibleIntro.html">"Is the Bible God's
    Word?"<!/a>
    for further Biblical interpolations.

    JESUS
    UNAWARE OF HEAVENLY CONTRACT

    From the "call to arms" in
    the upper-room, and the masterful deployment of forces at Gethsemane,
    and the blood-sweating prayer to the God of Mercy for help, it appears
    that Jesus knew nothing about the contract for his crucifixion. It
    reminds one of the Biblical Abraham, leading his son to the slaughter
    with the bluff that the Lord will provide a 'scape-goat.'

    AN
    UN-WILLING VICTIM

    If this was God's plan for a
    vicarious atonement to redeem mankind, then obviously He had chosen a
    wrong substitute. This candidate was most reluctant to die. Arming!
    Wailingi Sweating! Crying! Complaining!
    1
    Contrast these
    responses with those of Lord Nelson, a war-hero, who gave up the ghost
    with these undying words:

    "THANK GOD, I HAVE
    DONE MY DUTY!".
    There are millions today, who would happily
    immolate themselves for king and country, with smiles on their faces,
    with shouts of "Amandhia!" or "Allahu-akbar!" or "God save
    the Queen!" Jesus was an un-willing victim. If this was God's
    scheme of salvation, then it was a heartless plot. It was murder in the
    first degree, and not redeeming self-sacrifice.

    Major Yeats-Brown, in his "Life of a
    Bengal Lancer",
    summarises the Christian Doctrine of the Atonement
    in just a single sentence:

    "NO HEATHEN TRIBE HAS CONCEIVED SO
    GROTESQUE AN IDEA, INVOLVING AS IT DOES THE ASSUMPTION, THAT MAN WAS
    BORN WITH A HEREDITARY STAIN UPON HIM: AND THAT THIS STAIN (FOR WHICH
    HE WAS NOT PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE) WAS TO BE ATONED FOR: AND THAT THE
    CREATOR OF ALL THINGS HAD TO SACRIFICE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON TO
    NEUTRALISE THIS MYSTERIOUS CURSE."

    3. "Eli, Bi, La'ma sabach'thani? ... Why hast thou
    foresaken me?" For fuller explanation of this cry, see "What is His Name?"

    GOOD
    FOR EXPORT

    "No heathen tribe!"
    proclaims this Britisher. But the mighty nations of the West, live and
    die by this "Fiction". If it is no longer fit for home consumption,
    then it is still good for export! More than 62,000 full-time
    missionaries (Modern-day Crusaders) are raising the dust throughout the
    world. Harassing the "heathen" as they call them. Over 40% of these
    cultists are "born-again" Americans!

    1

    Strange as it may sound,
    after every outpouring of prayer, Jesus Christ found his disciples
    lulled to sleep at their post. Again and again he bewailed:

    "What could ye not
    watch with me for one hour?"
    (HOLY BIBLE)
    Matthew
    26:40
    .

    "And again he (Jesus)
    went away, and prayed, and spoke the same words. And when he
    returned, he found them sleep again …"
    (HOLY BIBLE) Mark 14:39-40.

    Poor St. Mark bemoans that
    the disciples could give no excuse for their lassitude, their
    somnambulism. He records:

    "neither knew they what
    to answer him", —
    (HOLY BIBLE) Mark 14:40

    However, the most lucid, the
    most coherent and systematic of all Gospel writers, St. Luke, hazards a
    guess for this anomaly. He says:

    "And when he (Jesus)
    rose from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping
    for SORROW."

    (HOLY BIBLE) Luke 22:45

    1. "Born-Again:" The latest cult among the Christians.
    Billy Graham claims that there are 70 million such cultists in America.
    Immaculate people, veritable angels! Yet in that nation over a quarter
    million "gays" gathered in San Fransisco last June on a pilgrimage, led
    by 50 lesbians on motorbikes. In New York, there are only one
    million more women than men and of the "men" it is said that one third
    are sodomites! Overall there are 10 million "problem drinkers"
    (meaning DRUNKARDS), in the U.S.A. If all this is true with 70 million
    veritable angels ("Born-Again") in their midst, then it gives a
    lie to Paul's : "…a little leaven leaveneth the whole ..." — (1
    Cor. 5:6). Here in the Christian West not even one third can ferment
    the loaf. Strange!

     

    UNUSUAL
    REASONING

    St. Luke, though he was never
    one of the elected Twelve disciples of Christ, holds numerous
    distinctions according to Christians. Among them, the "most
    historical"
    , the beloved "physician", etc. As a Physician,
    his theory of men "SLEEPING FOR SORROW" is unique. Cries and waitings,
    sobs and sorrows were in abundance from Jerusalem to Gethsemane on the
    lips of Jesus (pbuh) which would shock and alert to wakefulness any
    un-ebriated
    1 person. Why were the "lullabies" of woe, lulling the
    disciples to slumber? Was their psychological make-up any different
    from that of twentieth century man? Professors of physiology opine that
    under shock, stress and fear the adrenal gland secretes a hormone into
    the bloodstream — nature's own injection — which chases away all sleep.
    Is it not possible that the disciples of Jesus had eaten too much and
    drunk too much: remembering that food and drink was all "on the house,"
    2, i.e.
    FREE!

    1. "Un-ebriated": a sober person, not drunk.

    2. Note to translators: please do not attempt a literal
    translation of English idiom and figures of speech.

     

     

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