Was the story of Jesus Christ man-made? Well according to, biblical scholar, Joseph Atwill, Christianity was invented by government to receive obedience from the people under the Roman Empire
Joseph Atwill is an American bible-scholar lumped in with a number of other Bible conspiracy theorists to put a spin on the story of Christ used to bind the state of Rome under one church and state religion.
Atwill, the author of “Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus,” contains a theory that Roman aristocrats completely fabricated the story of Jesus Christ when writing the New Testament.
Atwill wrote in a blog post that Christianity was a fabrication used to produce obedient servants; he argued that the Roman Empire resorted to psychological warfare, leading them to create the story of Jesus to deal with Jewish sects, spreading their missionary-which the state wasn’t very fond of.
Therefore, the peaceful messiah known as Jesus Christ was created as a belief system meant to oppose and smother the Jewish teachings. It also encouraged for the Jewish subjects to obey their Caesar and to pay their taxes to the state of Rome.
Atwill continued to double down on his take on Christianity being falsified: “..it can also be very damaging and repressive, an insidious form of mind control that has led to blind acceptance of serfdom, poverty, and war throughout history…To this day, especially in the United States, it is used to create support for war in the Middle East.”
In observing the New Testament next to Josephus’ “War of the Jews,” Atwill took notice of the pattern of similarity in terms of the order of events and locations as Christ being deliberately patterned on the biography of a Roman Caesar.
The controversial scholar wrote on his website: “Christianity may be considered a religion, but it was actually developed and used as a system of mind control to produce slaves that believed God decreed their slavery.”