Sunday, April 08, 2007

Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani

Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani

I am alone there is no god where I am
Liber AL vel Legis Ch. 2 vs.23

In mystical Christianity this is the "Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani?" that Christ
uttered in the 9th hour upon the cross. A cry uttered by Jesus Christ while dying on the cross, preserved in the original Aramaic: "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"

A. T. Robertson noted that the "so-called Gospel of Peter 1.5 ( preserves this saying in a DoceticCerinthian) form: 'My power, my power, thou hast forsaken me!'"However, this could still be a mistaken or alternate rendering from a semitic source, as אל ['ēl] in Aramaic and Hebrew can both translate as "god" or "power."

Interesting that Christ's cry upon the cross should be seen by Peter as not only prophetic but as an invocation of the Morning Star.

"And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; " (II Peter 1:19-21)
The morning star being associated with Venus, Babalon and Lucifer.

And coming full circle here is a tale from 1919 that is truly timely today.

Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani is a short story by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1919 under the title "The Baumoff Explosive". This story is one of Hodgson's most powerful and disturbing, and is especially relevant to modern times because of its themes of blasphemy, religious mania, obsession with the Crucifixion of Jesus, and suicide bombing.

Suicide Bombing, religious mania, straight out of today's headlines.

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Scott Tribe said...

It sure is interesting to me that amongst some so-called "progressives", there is felt a need to denigrate a certain faith's religious beliefs, rather then following the creed of respecting what those folks believe in.

eugene plawiuk said...

When that faith has been used to justify the destruction of millions of lives in its name the denigration is self inflicted. And if you check my posts you will see I am an equal opportunity blasphemer of Abrahamic faiths. Having covered Islam and Judaism. I just don't like patriarchy its religions or its other institutions.