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Playing Poker with Constantine and "Christian Poker Association"
MOEBIUS and the TWISTED State of Fourth Century Political History
|LEGEND to the Twisted History Schematic
||Explanatory Summary of the Reference
||0 - Actual History
||The unknown four dimensional jig-saw puzzle awaits a solution.
||1 - History of Eusebius called "Historia Ecclesiastica"
||The single and only source for the activities of the CPA prior to the arrival of Constantine.
||2 - History of the Eusebian Continuators
||There were many continuators of Eusebius, who commence further historical accounts from the controversy over the words of Arius of Alexandria
||3 - Arius of Alexandria - falsely claimed by Eusebian continuators to be a registered member of the CPA
||Arius of Alexandria was in fact a registered member of the GPS. He became the focus of the resistance for the GPS.
||4 - Pachomius - falsely claimed by Eusebian continuators to be a registered member of the CPA in the cities and provinces.
||Pachomius was in fact a registered member of the GPS. He became the focus of the resistance for the GPS in the wilderness.
||5 - Emperor Julian - falsely claimed by Eusebian continuators to be a apostate registered member of the CPA.
||Emperor Julian was in fact a registered member of the GPS, and he actively sought to reconstruct the GPS Casinos.
||6 - The Historia Augusta - a known lavish forgery by a collegiate in the fourth century..
||Arnaldo Momigliano describes this document as the classic example of historiographic mystery
||7 - The History of Ammianus Marcellinus
||Ammianus Marcellinus was a Greek in the Roman army who wrote a history in Latin which survives in part.
||8 - The CPA Emperor Theodosius complied a codex containing the law codes of the Roman empire.
||A paperback examination of the contents of the Codex Theodosianus for the general public has yet to appear.
The index commences from the epoch of Constantine and records a century of intolerance and persecution
of the GPS and other Gaming Leagues by the imperially sponsored CPA. The destruction of GPS casinos,
one after another escalates throughout the fourth century.
||9 - The BOUNDARY EVENT of NICAEA c.324/325 CE
||The Parthian civilisation disappeared almost overnight as a result of Ardashir c.222 CE. In the same manner
it will be understood that the Greek Civilisation itself disappeared almost overnight as a result of Constantine.
||10 - The Moebius Strip and how to construct a one-sided object.
||Twisted histories are implemented by political power on the basis that
if a big enough ruler tells a big enough lie often enough then
the populace will simply fall into line with it.|
The issue to be questioned in the first case relates to the authenticity of the pre-existence of the CPA before it was sponsored.
The big lies in this second case were that:
(1) Arius of Alexandria was a registered member of the CPA, and that
|11 - The Christian End-Game Supremacy & Censorship c.444 CE
||Cyril of Alexandria was the "clean-up" specialist, and given the suitable title of "The Seal of the CPA Fathers".
Cyril murdered his way to power, sponsored by his depotic uncle Theophilus. Cyril anathetized many including Nestorius.
Cyril writes that he is compelled to refute "the lies of Julian" and goes about the business in many books.
who damaged the prestige of the Empire
by refusing to recognize Christ,
dispenser of royalty and power.
he composed three books against the holy gospels
and against the very pure Christian religion,
he used them to shake many spirits
and to cause them uncommon wrongs.
-- Cyril "Against Julian", c.4xx CE
Twisted History - (0) What really happened?
(0) Actual HistoryWe will probably never know exactly the actual history of the first four centuries. Our history is currently reconstructed from a number of available sources which are shown in a summary fashion in the above diagram and which are discussed below. The diagram has been drawn to suggest that the histories in our possession from all sources are various representations of history, which might be treated as theories of history that can be tested and compared in regard to their ability to explain all the available detailed evidence, including archaeological citations, carbon dating citations, and documentary evidence from other independent sources.
We may attempt to view "actual history" as a four dimensional jig-saw puzzle which is to be reconstructed using all the available evidence, and by which all the available evidence is presented in some form of coherent whole.
|Views of the Christian Poker Association
||Views of the Gnostic Poker Systems Inc.
||The CPA had to operate underground before the Boss arrived.
||So far underground the archaeologists cannot find any trace of the operation.
||Constantine legalised the CPA and the business became officially registered.
||Constantine destroyed all the other casinos, and prohibited all other gaming operations.
Twisted History - (1) Historia Ecclesiastica
|Views of the Christian Poker Association||Views of the Gnostic Poker Systems Inc.
(1) Eusebius and the Historia Ecclesiastica
|This "history" cannot be corroborated by the archaeologists or C14.
This "history" was delivered without any time for it to be adequately questioned
or authenticated. In his Oration at Antioch Constantine offers multiple counts
of fraudulent proof to substantiate the antiquity of the CPA.|
--- The Little Mermaid, Hans Eusebius Andersen, translated by Jean Hersholt.
The History of the Christian Poker Association
CPA Member (c.260 to 339 CE)
The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography, Arnaldo Momigliano Sather Classical Lectures (1961-62), Volume Fifty-Four, University of California Press, 1990, pp.138
BUT NO NAMES ARE PROVIDED!Eusebius lists hundreds and hundreds of names of registered CPA Members in his history. He alludes to the GPS as vile heretics. Eusebius says that he will name names. But Eusebius is deathly silent on the names of registered GPS players. Not one name is mentioned in his entire account of any of the opposition players.
Why does Eusebius fail to provide the names of the GPS heretics?
One reason could be that the major heretic was Arius, but that the name and the memory of Arius had been subject to an imperial decree of damnatio memorae by Constantine. Thus at that time, and in the centuries that followed, the name of Arius of Alexandria was not to be mentioned. Alternatively, Eusebius may have provided some names, but the preservers of Eusebius expunged the names perhaps for the same reason.
|The CPA were out to dominate all gaming in antiquity.
The Jewish Poker League are to be callumnified, as are the Gnostic Poker Systems Inc.
|The "Gentiles" are the Greeks, the Hellenistic civilisation.
Eusebius calumifies the Gnostic Poker Systems Inc. as vile heretics|
6 This work seems to me of especial importance because I know of no ecclesiastical writer who has devoted himself to this subject; and I hope that it will appear most useful to those who are fond of historical research.
"The Lonely and Untrodden Path"
It is only necessary to reflect for a moment what a blank would be left in our knowledge of this most important chapter in all human history, if the narrative of Eusebius were blotted out, and we shall appreciate the enormous debt of gratitude which we owe to him.
The little light which glimmered over the earliest history of Christianity in medieval times came ultimately from Eusebius alone, coloured and distorted in its passage through various media.
-- J.B. Lightfoot, Eusebius of Caesarea, (article. pp. 324-5), Dictionary of Christian Biography: Literature, Sects and Doctrines, ed. by William Smith and Henry Wace, Vol II.
The Poker Hand Proclaimed by Him to All Nations Was Neither New Nor Strange.
1 But that no one may suppose that his Poker is new and strange, as if it were framed by a man of recent origin, differing in no respect from other men, let us now briefly consider this point also.
2 It is admitted that when in recent times the appearance of the Good "Chrestos" God had become known to all men there immediately made its appearance a new nation; a nation confessedly not small, and not dwelling in some corner of the earth, but the most numerous and pious of all nations, indestructible and unconquerable, because it always receives assistance from the Boss. This nation, thus suddenly appearing at the time appointed by the inscrutable counsel of the Boss, is the one which has been honored by all with the name of Chrestos, which means "good".
The New & Strange Nation
-- The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography, Arnaldo Momigliano Sather Classical Lectures (1961-62), Volume Fifty-Four, University of California Press, 1990; p. 138
Eusebius' In Preparation for the Gospel
The title of Chapter 31 of Book 12 of Eusebius’ Praeparatio Evangelica, or "In Preparation for the Gospel" reads as follows:
as a medium for the benefit of those
who require to be deceived;"
The Testimonium FlavianumThe term Testimonium Flavianum (TF) essentially means the testimony of the historian Flavius Josephus. The TF is the name given to one major passage preserved in a series of twenty Jewish history books Flavius Josephus authored in the first century. In addition to this major passage in Antiquities 18.3.3, there is a minor reference at Antiquities 20.9.1 which will not concern us here.
The authenticity of the TF has been heavily contested because it appears too good to be true. The earliest manuscripts date from copies made in the tenth century. We do not have any earlier copies or originals. The TF presents an exceedingly attractive citation to the historicity of both Jesus and the nation of his followers "the Christian Poker Association" in the 1st century.
Eusebius is the first to find it! He narrates his Ecclesiastical narrative, and then at the summit of the lonely and untrodden path, in the high places, the choicest of historical citations of Christian proof and testimony in an ancient historical sense is produced. The TF was treated almost like as a flag is placed on the pinnacle of Mt. Everest. The passage in question is as follows:
Translation of William Whiston, Antiquities of the Jews 18.63-64
In the Age of Enlightenment academic assessment branded the Testimonium Flavianum as a rank Christian forgery.
Some of the scholars who made this assessment are as follows.
Bishop Warburton of Gloucester ("a rank forgery, and a very stupid one, too"),
Dr. Nathaniel Lardner,
Edward Gibbon – ("may furnish an example of no vulgar forgery"),
Dr. Alexander Campbell,
Dr. Thomas Chalmers,
Cannon Farrar – ('interpolated, if not wholly spurious'),
The Rev. Dr. Giles,
Rev. S. Baring-Gould ("first quoted by Eusebius),
Rev. Dr. Hooykaas ("certainly spurious, inserted by a later Christian hand."),
Jakob Burckhardt ("Eusebius was the first thoroughly dishonest historian of antiquity"),
Marshall J. Gauvin ("Everything demonstrates the spurious character of the passage."),
Solomn Zeitlin, and
Charles Guignebert ("a pure Christian forgery").|
-- Christian Mythology Unveiled (1842), Mitchell Logan.
The theory that the TF is a forgery has been long championed since the dawn of the age of enlightenment. In essence, Eusebius did not find anything fruitful in the testimony of the historian Josephus. Eusebius simply forged the TF in Josephus , and then cited the forgery in his history and elsewhere. Such fraud was a neat solution to the problem of a lack of evidence for Jesus and Christianity from the first century at the time Eusebius was researching “early Christian history”. We may in fact ask whether Eusebius received imperial encouragement in this forgery.
Constantine’s Oration at Antioch was perhaps very close to the year Eusebius forged the TF. Constantine’s citation of Cicero and Virgil includes the assertion that these two Roman poets predicted BCE the advent of Jesus. Robin Lane-Fox describes this as the proof was a fraud twice over  Constantine was thus himself not averse to the use of lemons in his political speeches. In defense of Eusebius, we may meditate on the notion that Eusebius may have been inspired and/or commanded to follow the fraudulent precedent of the emperor.
 Eusebius and the Testimonium Flavianum,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Ken Olsen, 1999
-- Edwin Johnson, "Antiqua Mater: A Study of Christian Origins"
Was Eusebius just another Constantinian Mercanery?
Modern Assessmens of EusebiusEusebius has been characterized as
a good courtier ,
the shrewd and worldly adviser of the Emperor Constantine ,
the great publicist of the first Christian emperor,
the first in a long succession of ecclesiastical politicians, 
the herald of Byzantinism, 
a political theologian, 
a political metaphysician , and
a caesaropapist. 
Eusebius as an authority for Pre-Nicaean History
Eusebius, the First History of the Church,