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To: jo kus; Uncle Chip
When he was denied it by Peter, he started a counterfeit Christianity of which he became the Magister right there on his sacerdotal chair in Rome for 25 years from which the magisterial Papacy grew. The magisterium there in Rome does trace its roots to that person sitting on that magisterial sacerdotal chair in Rome for 25 years under Claudius and Nero, doesn't it?

Let's pretend for a minute that this preposterous idea is true. We are then presented with the documented fact that the Catholic Church comprised nearly all of Christianity for the next thousand years and European Christianity for the next fourteen centuries.

If as you contend the Catholic Church was built upon a farce such as this, would they not have removed all negative mention of Simon Magus? Your theory makes no sense in light of the fact that nothing was done to cover-up Simon Magus' movement. In fact your entire theory is based upon the letters M, A and G.

You should right novels, because this garbage is easily as absurd as "The Da Vinci Code."

565 posted on 11/03/2006 6:37:50 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee; Diego1618
If as you contend the Catholic Church was built upon a farce such as this, would they not have removed all negative mention of Simon Magus? Your theory makes no sense in light of the fact that nothing was done to cover-up Simon Magus' movement. In fact your entire theory is based upon the letters M, A and G.

The coverup was done by several including that vaunted historian of the Roman Catholic Church himself: Eusebius. He would have us to believe that Simon Magus died in 42 AD when he was taken on by Simon Peter there in Rome. But historians tell us that Simon Magus was there in Rome all during the reign of Claudius and the reign of Nero.

So here is Father Eusebius trying to whitewash Simon Magus out of the picture and try to put Simon Peter there for 25 years instead. Why, pray tell, would such a big lie be so carefully propagated and protected all these years?

566 posted on 11/03/2006 6:56:02 AM PST by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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