MR Interview of Kenneth Humphreys by James Bowery Concerning the Syncretic Origin of Christianity

Posted by James Bowery on Thursday, 14 February 2013 18:22.

An Interview of Kenneth Humphreys by James Bowery Concerning the Syncretic Origin of Christianity is now at Majority Radio.




Posted by DanielS on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:39 | #

From its origins in Ethiopia LOL to a culmination in abrupt, post-apocalyptic silence, seriously, an informative resource on Christianity’s relation to Western Societies: Thank you Ken and Jim.


Posted by James Bowery on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:52 | #

DanielS, it would be comforting for many to believe the main proponents of the Ethiopian origin of Christianity were the Rastafarians and their ilk, but reading things like the CNN opinion: Why the next pope should be African, I believe we can expect a substantial reorientation of Christianity toward the Afrocentrist apologetics.  Whenever you have this much emotional slop in the belief systems, it seems a safe bet that Africans will end up dominating them.


Posted by DanielS on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:42 | #

When a student referred to a Papal candidate as “the primate” I reprimanded her that she should be more respectful. I was unaware of its titular honor.


Posted by DanielS on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:32 | #

One of the ideas that I liked best in this interview was a freeing sense of pre-Christian times and the feeling of a free-adult relation to religious concerns.


Posted by Sam on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:53 | #

“The Last Time a Pope Resigned, Mass Media Was Called ... Mass”

In 1415, mass media happened not on a TV but at, well, Mass. “This is the big thing about the Middle Ages,” George Ferzoco, a medievalist at the University of Bristol, told me. “We tend to think that they had no such thing as a mass medium. The fact is they did. And that mass medium was the sermon, because everyone would regularly be at one. Priests would not only talk about what people should doing in order to lead a good life, but in some cases, they really did serve as kinds of newspapers. They would announce what was happening, the major news that came in from abroad.”

Historian Donald Prudlo echoed that framework: mendicant friars—preachers who brought the gospel to the people by foot, opting out of monastery life—“were sort of the mass media of the age. If you take the Internet and Twitter and television and radio, they were it. These were the men who traveled all around Europe. And in addition to their preaching, which sometimes lasted several hours, they would intersperse their religious material with news of the Holy Land, news of England, news of the Spanish succession.”

The clergy were, in a sense, the 15th-century’s TV screens, the displays that conveyed the news.


Posted by Honore on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:51 | #


It would be interesting if you interviewed Christian Lindtner about this topic. Lindtner is a Danish philologist and religion scholar who argues that the Gospels are pirate-copies of older Buddhist texts that were written in Sanskrit. He claims that the Gospels were translated directly from these older Buddhist texts.

His website is

Lindtner gave a presentation titled “Jewish Propaganda Among the Ancient Greeks” at the Danish Society for Free Historical Research 2 years ago:

I think Lindtner would be better able to address the questions you raised in your interview with Humphreys regarding selective editing and manipulation of myths.


Posted by Desmond Jones on Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:51 | #

Very interesting interview and very well conducted by JB allowing Humphreys’ personality and ‘hypothesis’ to be well expressed. If there is another interview, it would be interesting to hear his position vis-a-vis the Germanisation of Christianity, i.e. “The general idea that the world-denying individualistic and otherworldly Christianity ran headlong into a magical, king-revering, collectivist German mentality that it was forced to accept.” In addition why the Romans eradicated Druidism but facilitated Judaism?


Posted by Wandrin on Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:25 | #

In addition why the Romans eradicated Druidism but facilitated Judaism?


If there’s any truth in the idea that the Jewish strategy for tribal cohesion - their self-induced paranoia culture - is also the engine for Jews, or a large enough percentage to make up a pre-emptive genocide as self-defence squad, relentlessly attacking the host population and if there’s any truth in the idea that this cycle has been repeating for millenia then the strategy requires them (or at least the active percentage) to lie both to themselves and everyone else about their history. You can’t maintain the eternal victim narrative past the first one or two cycles otherwise.

If so then most true Jewish history is at least half-buried - including Rome.

The true history is probably quite a story also - incredibly destructive maybe but quite impressive in an evil way.


Posted by Frank on Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:39 | #

“Italian Newspaper Links Pope Resignation To Vatican’s ‘Gay Lobby’”

Today, Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper added fuel to the fire, alleging that Benedict’s resignation was prompted by a report prepared by three Cardinals on conflict and corruption in the Vatican — including what it says is the “inappropriate influence” of a gay lobby within the Holy See.


What was so damning in the report? While La Repubblica doesn’t quote directly from the report, it contains details reportedly passed on by a senior Vatican source, which points to financial and sexual lobbies that have split the church.

The report allegedly stated that various lobbies in the Vatican were exerting influence on day-to-day-life in the Vatican, and routinely breaking two of the ten commandments —  “thou shalt not steal” and “thou shalt not commit adultery”. The former refers to the controversies about the Vatican Bank, one of the key aspects of the VatiLeaks Scandal.

The latter commandment is apparently a reference to a “gay lobby” that reportedly exerts influence within the Vatican, La Repubblica alleges. The report infers that this group were the subject of blackmail attempts, detailing an “external influence” from those with a “worldly nature”.

Reports of financial corruption and homosexuality in the Holy See are far from uncommon, of course — the Vatican became embroiled in a gay prostitution scandal in 2010, for example, which La Repubblica highlights. However, this report is the first sign that these controversies could have played a role in Benedict’s resignation.


Posted by Frank on Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:44 | #

“Vatican choir singer involved in gay liaisons scandal”

A Nigerian man who sang in a Vatican choir arranged gay liaisons for an Italian government official who served in the unpaid role of papal usher, according to transcripts of wiretaps collected by Italian authorities.


According to the wiretap transcripts, in a conversation dated April 22, 2008, Ehiem says, “I called you ... because there are ... if you are free ... three or four situations that can be good ... very, very good ...”

Balducci: “...Hmmm!”

Ehiem: “Two black, Cuban men ... really tall, tall, tall ... so ... if you are free ... we can try to organize right away ... that is, I saw both of them, Angelo ... believe me that ... they could be two excellent options.”


Posted by Frank on Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:56 | #

I wonder if this “gay lobby” within the Vatican is pushing for a black pope. It seems to have a predilection for blacks.


Posted by Graham_Lister on Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:36 | #

Christian clergy caught up in hypocrisy, corruption and a sexual misconduct scandal. How very shocking I’m sure.

Puts a whole new spin on ‘Holy Willie’s Prayer’’s_Prayer

And this particular brand of Voodoo with metaphysics is apparently ‘foundational’...morally, culturally, intellectually…cough cough…oh well never mind.


Posted by Frank on Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:48 | #

“Did a Secret Vatican Report on Gay Sex and Blackmail Bring Down the Pope?”

Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that he’s resigning the papacy next week because of old age. But according to the major Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the real reason he resigned is because he did not want to deal the repercussions of a secret 300-page Vatican dossier that allegedly found, among other things, an underground network of high-ranking gay clergy, complete with sex parties and shady dealings with the already scandal-ridden Vatican bank.


The dossier alleges that a gay lobby exists within the Church, and has some sort of control on the careers of those in the Vatican. The dossier also alleges that this group isn’t as covert as it thinks — and got blackmailed by people on the outside. “The cardinals were said to have uncovered an underground gay network, whose members organise sexual meetings in several venues in Rome and Vatican City, leaving them prone to blackmail,” reads The Sydney Morning Herald’s translation of the report, and The Guardian adds: “They included a villa outside the Italian capital, a sauna in a Rome suburb, a beauty parlour in the centre, and a former university residence that was in use by a provincial Italian archbishop.”


  This isn’t the first time there’s been talk of a gay faction inside the highest ranks of the Church. Indeed, it isn’t even the first time that La Repubblica has written about it. Back in 2010, Ghinedu Ehiem, a Nigerian clergyman who was part of one of the Vatican’s prestigious choirs, was dismissed after police wiretaps found him negotiating for male prostitutes. La Repubblica had those wiretaps.
  And “in 2007 a senior official was suspended from the congregation, or department, for the priesthood, after he was filmed in a ‘sting’ organised by an Italian television programme while apparently making sexual overtures to a younger man,” according to The Guardian — evidence the paper says connects to a gay network within the Holy See.



Posted by Frank on Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:59 | #

“Did a Cross-Dressing Priest Sex Ring Bring Down Benedict XVI?”

Did a secret cross-dressing gay sex scandal bring down Pope Benedict?”

According to several well-placed vaticanisti—or Vatican experts—in Rome, Benedict is resigning after being handed a secret red-covered dossier that included details about a network of gay priests who work inside the Vatican, but who play in secular Rome. The priests, it seems, are allegedly being blackmailed by a network of male prostitutes who worked at a sauna in Rome’s Quarto Miglio district, a health spa in the city center, and a private residence once entrusted to a prominent archbishop. The evidence reportedly includes compromising photos and videos of the prelates—sometimes caught on film in drag, and, in some cases, caught “in the act.


The existence of a gay-priest network outside the fortified walls of Vatican City is hardly news, and many are wondering if it is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg of sex scandals. In 2010, investigative journalist Carmello Abbate went undercover with a hidden camera to write a shocking exposé called “Good Nights Out for Gay Priests”.

Abbate caught the priests on hidden camera dirty dancing at private parties and engaging in sex acts with male escorts on church property. He also caught them emerging from dark bedrooms just in time to celebrate mass. In one postcoital scene, a priest parades around seminaked, wearing only his clerical vestments.


At the time that Marrazzo’s relationships with the transvestites were discovered, his driver reportedly told investigators that several high-ranking priests and even cardinals were customers of Rome’s elite transsexual circuit...


Posted by DanielS on Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:51 | #

What happened to this Kenneth Humphreys interview on the radio page? Where has it gone?

I attached a link to the audio file above and here

.. but it is not the same as having it as a resource on the MR Radio Page


Posted by Early Christianity on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:31 | #

TT Presents Bowery and Kenneth Humphreys discussing Jesus:


Posted by Lindtner + Humphreys on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:04 | #

Lindtner + Humphreys

Christian Lindtner and Kenneth Humphreys to appear in international conference:

  FYI: There will be an important international conference on the New Testament in Roskilde, Denmark on June 21-24, 2015

  Gospel Interpretation and Q-Hypothesis.

  Ken Humphreys and Christian Lindtner will be attending.


Posted by Roskilde June 21-23, 2015! Lindtner, Humphreys.. on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:21 | #

Roskilde Festival 2015! -Lindtner, Humphreys

Welcome to the Roskilde Q Festival 2015!

For long, New Testament scholars have been searching for Q - but so far all in vain.
Not long ago, Q was finally identified by Sanskrit scholars as being the Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-pundarîka-sûtram) along with other ancient Buddhist gospels.

At the international Q confernce to be held at Roskilde, Denmark, June 21-23, scholars may have a chance to learn more about this important discovery.

Some of the papers discussing the hypothetical nature of Q(uelle) etc.  are now available to the public, thanks to the good offices of Prof. Dr. Heike Ormazu of the University of Copenhagen.
The conference is sponsored by the Velux Foundation.

Dr. Christian Lindtner
June 2015

Subject: Program - Roskilde : NT interpretation & Q-Hypothesis

“Dear Anthony, here is a link to the offered papers that have to be read ahead of the conference as they will only be summarized during the presentation to allow ample time for discussion. The folder also includes the latest version of the program. There is one more paper expected in the course of the week. May I ask you to distribute the papers to the other members of your group as well? Please let me know if you have any questions. All the best, Heike”

Click here to view papers

(Heike Omerzu shared these files using Dropbox. Enjoy!) 


Posted by Christianity serves to maintain Jewish power on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:55 | #

“As long as Christianity exists, it will serve to maintain Jewish power.” - TT Metzger

“Jews could be only a small tribe otherwise, small in number and limited in power; but as long as Christianity keeps legions paying attention to that bible”...


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