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Pilate the Pirate
  Sorry eburke, we must have posted at the same time. I'll see if I can find anything on line about this, but what I was referring to is the historical Pilate, not the character in the New Testament. From what I have read, the New Testament portrait of Pilate is the opposite of what he was really like. In fact, the Gnostic Gospels tell the story the exact opposite way. In that gospel Pilate wants to kill Jesus and the Jews say, "What has he done?" And the Jews say, "His blood will be on your hands." So what I was saying is that Pilate, as I have read about him historically was a mass murdering dictator who killed Jews by the hundreds of thousands. In fact, the Romans killed over a million Jews. The Talmud says the streets were literally running with blood. So what is the difference between that and the Holocaust?

If your only source of information is the New Testament you will see things only the way the authors of that book want you to see them. But there are other sources from the time that paint an much different picture. I know this presents a problem for the "believing" Catholic. But even as a Jew I have had to sometimes open my mind to other views of things. How can we ever all learn to understand each other if we all insist that our limited understandings are the only truth?

Ay, matie...we're headin' towards stormy seas!
 
  Author: Von Cello
Eintrag from 31.03.2008
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