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Could the crucifixion be thought of as a metaphor?

Jordan Maxwell (alternate theorist) said that ‘Spiritual and Intellectual Enlightenment always dies between two thieves: regret from the past and fear for the future”-thus the two thieves and the dying in the crucifixion. And it would also follow that instead of a man, Jesus would be a metaphor for the sun or ‘spiritual and intellectual enlightenment’. When we’re enlightened it ‘dawns’ on us’, like the dawn from the sun’s rays awakening us from darkness and obscurity. In that regard, Jesus being God’s ‘son’ or ‘sun’, actually makes a bit of sense.
The twelve disciples representing the 12 signs of the zodiac makes sense as well. The 12 signs of the zodiac revolve around a circle, or the sun.
It’s usually thought of as the 12 signs of the zodiac. Leo is even represented with the others here http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/astrology/astrology_images/zodiac_picture_images.jpg
And for Christians, this alternate take on it isn’t twisting anything. It doesn’t cast a past event in a negative light. Spiritual and intellectual enlightenment is a good thing.


  1. Boy, you people are always trying to twist scripture to make it fit in with your pagan ideals. Jesus warned about what you are doing. I’d take the warning if I were you.

  2. 12 signs of the Zodiac include the Sun, Sun is the star of Leo, therefore you would need 13 signs of the Zodiac (something which some believe to exist)
    I like your non-linear thinking, I just hope your name has nothing to do with the 2012 hype 🙂
    You mention Jesus being the “sun”, did you get this from the idea of Mithra?
    –“The Romans crucified as a capital punishment”–
    They did in extreme cases, but it was far simpler and economically effective to simply impale somebody on a stake, a method more commonly used.

  3. Jesus said ” I am the way, the truth and the light and no man comes to the father but through me.” I said that to say this, the bible is the word of God and the crucifixion is the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins. Its not a metaphor for something else, it is exactly what the Bible said it is. You can choose to believe the bible or not (God gave us freewill) but don’t try and twist the words of God to fit some theory.

  4. Yes, it is clearly a metaphor.
    Good people or good will pay for the sins of bad or evil people, this is the entire burden of religion or faith ?
    i though this was obvious ?


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