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February 14, 2012 11:53 am

Fox Latin America Poll: Who Killed Jesus?

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A staffer for Fox Latin America recently posted a poll on the network’s Facebook page inquiring with the audience about who they think was responsible for the death of Jesus Christ.  The poll was conducted to promote a Christmas program for National Geographic.

The poll’s response options were: Pontius Pilate, the Jewish people and The High Priests.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Buenos Aires condemned the poll, informing the Associated Press about the defamatory status of the census. The question had been resolved by the Vatican back in 1965 when Pope Benedict XVI clarified how there was no basis in the scripture for the argument of whether the Jewish people were responsible for Jesus’ death.

Fox spokeswoman, Guadalupe Lucero publicly apologized in the name of National Geographic and announced the polls immediate removal; additionally she declared that measures would be taken to prevent these types of incidents in the future.

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  • Roland

    The answer to the question: ‘Who killed Jesus?’ I serendipitously learned by asking an entirely different question, -Who was Barabbas?

    Literally, inexorably intertwined with that of ‘Jesus Christ’ of the Holy Gospels (a historically dubious work in that they were not written as ‘history’ in the scientific sense of that word), rather they were written for the sole purpose of instilling faith only, -neither were they written during ‘His’ lifetime, -rather from an estimated ten to sixty years later and underwent untold revisions for more than two centuries.

    Generally overlooked and ignored is the actual ‘history’ of the ‘insurrection’ that Jesus Barabbas was alleged to have been an imprisoned participant thereof. Conspicuous for his absence in any ‘historical’ documents, one is left to wonder… What was the ‘insurrection’ (that lasted for nearly sixty years -during the same period as the creation of the Holy Gospels) really about?

    Simply put the war was about ‘theocracy versus secularism’, -based upon the ‘promise of God’ to David that “… I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his kingdom firm… I will make his royal throne firm forever. (2 Samuel 7:12-13) Solomon succeeded David. Rehoboam succeeded Solomon, however, ten tribes rejected Rehoboam (as well as the theocratic governance of David, Solomon and possibly that of Saul, -their first king) thus the House or tribe of Judah was marginalized. Jeroboam became king and established a secular government. And so it was for nearly a thousand years… into the days of Herod the Great.

    Herod died in 4 b.c.e.

    Judas the Galilean rose up the ‘insurrection’ in 6-7 c.e.
    A line of ‘descendants of David’ continued to come forth, each claiming to be the mashiach, -all were slain. The Jewish nation ceased to exist in 70 c.e

    One man in particular stands out among all the Jews, hidden in the background, claiming that he never knew Jesus Christ in the flesh, -a schizophrenic, flunked-out Pharisaic student of Gamaliel and, a ‘temple thug’ (persecuting ‘Christians’ -before the were even called Christians), namesake and descendant of the dishonored and shamed first king of the Jews: Saul.

    King Saul was ‘removed’ from the throne, succeeded by David. Later, in a battle against the Philistines, he ‘fell upon his own sword’. Thus, young Saul of Tarsus -aka Saint Paul, was ‘deprived’ of his royal life-style.

    Saul of Tarsus hated the ‘descendant(s) of David and the Jewish mashiach’ like no other man on earth.

    Case closed.

    As for Jesus Barabbas… all I know is that according or attributed to the originally written Greek Gospel of Matthew (27:17) his name was ‘Jesus’ (but was removed and omitted from the Latin ‘translation’ of the same text and, that he (Jesus) was called Barabbas, -an Aramaic appellation, -the meaning of which is: Bar = Son + Abba = Father (as in the Father or God of us all.

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