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posted 20 Jun 2007, 13:06 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHeresiarch of the Cishaurim by 1gunners4, Commoner

Hey guys, first post. Hurray! Anyways, I think Bakker makes it pretty clear which side he associates with Christianity. The easiest clue is, of course, their Prophet: Inri Sejenus. Breaking down his name we get: [b:18l2wc9b]I.N.R.I.[/b:18l2wc9b], or "IESVS NAZARENVS REX IVDAEORVM" ("Jesus of Nazarene, King of the Jews), the phrase that was nailed to the top of Jesus' cross. Sejenus is spelled and phoenetically sounds (at least to me) almost exactly like [b:18l2wc9b]Sejanus[/b:18l2wc9b], a former Roman Consul and at one point probably the most powerful citizen of Rome. His connection with Jesus is that many speculate him to be the man that appointed Pontius Pilate, who is the governor that essentially sentenced Jesus to crucifixion, though he may or may not have just given him over to the Jews to do it. The first is easily the strongest evidence, and though the latter Sejenus connection may just be a literary form of "Six Degrees", I think it shows that both are actually linked to Jesus in some way. Oh! As an added bonus for the "Sejanus" Bakker connection, Sejanus served as Consul along with Tiberius, with Sejanus having consolodated the power of Tiberius' now dead son in the Senate. The name of his son? [b:18l2wc9b]Drusus[/b:18l2wc9b]. Drusus, Drusas, this alone wouldn't be too much, but added with the Sejanus/Sejenus aspect I find it pretty convincing. Let's see... what other connections did I find (or at least think I did)... Ikurei Conphas. Drop the last part of the surname (Ikurei) and the first part of Conphas and you are left with "Ikuras", or "Icarus", the Greek story about a man and his son who flew on wax wings to close to the sun and the Icarus' wings melted and he plummeted to his death. A fairly good allegory to the story of Conphas, a man who fancied himself a God and was struck down (literally). Granted, this is also probably a huuuuuge stretch, but it definitely seems that Dr. Backker knows his Greek and Roman history/mythology. Sorry if this has all been convered before; I just finished TTT last night so I thought I'd share! view post

posted 28 Jun 2007, 17:06 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNo-God's questions by 1gunners4, Commoner

I don't know, Nerdanel, I found the No-God to be much less a massive demonic force than some unwilling power that is being harnessed by the Inchoroi. The questions, the sarcophagus, the chorae, all evidence supports this idea; the chorae aren't meant to keep sorcerors out, per se, but to keep this being in, as is the sarcophagus, and the questions are reached out to Seswatha, a man the No-God may fear but must also respect. Perhaps it sees him as a kindred spirit, as well, and sorcery may also be how he contacts Ses (also may be why chorae could be used to contain him). Perhaps the No-God is the very emodiment of sorcery. Honestly, in my opinion, the No-God has as much understanding as to what it is as Seswatha does. view post


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