Oh - I know this one. It's crazy and I wrote about it when I read this book "The Jewish and Alien Heritage of Ancient Japan by James Oda which is racist because the native 'Japanese' are hairy and are not considered Japanese. Like US Indian reservations on the hottest driest land - the Aniu are put on a cold island in northern Japan.
I only picked up the book because of the crazy title, as in WTF.
But what is really interesting is that the DNA of the Ainu is very rare and guess what? Yup , the DNA marker was found in the tribes along the west coast of South America. So they did travel far in ancient times. Amazing. Just like the Olmecs (before Mayan) had large noses and lips as if traveled from Eygpt.
yeah because the biblical account of zombies roaming the streets of jerusalem, two earthquakes and darkness for hours in the middle of the day (which subsequently went unnoticed by EVERY historian at the time) isn't far fetched at all.
I thought that there were Roman guards at the tomb & Mary found the tomb stone rolled away the next morning. No apostles witnessed it - they were told by Mary.
Reading up on it "Roman guards could be executed for sleeping on watch and taking a bribe would further point to a Jewish guard. .. a Roman guard would never agree to spread a story for which they could be executed. ... it is possible that it was already empty when the guards sealed the stone." - http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcrai … guard.html
So here are some beliefs plainly stated: The death is faked. Many resurrections. There is no proof. Jewish guards (who would be more tempted to move the body; even though the romans did not want the resurrection proved)
It is good to believe in something but better make sure it is the correct belief.
I'm breaking my self imposed rule about reading and participating in religious threads because this really is a doozy.
It's a curious story, but why is it a myth? Or more correctly, why is this a myth and all the other stories gospel? Political dissidents from the Middle East could quite easily have sort sanctuary and new lives else where, why is Japan so unbelievable? Look at all the countries missionaries have tipped up at, (including Japan). Why not?
Well obviously, this would ruin a complete meta-narrative. Still, it's an ancient myth so maybe it has some credence. Doh!
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