The Last Temptation of Christ: Jesus meets Paul
What we would say to Christians is no different from what is said here to Paul in this interpretation, and what Paul says is what the Theologian tells us, which we regard as inventions. The ridiculousness of Paul’s dialogue here is reminiscent of the religion today. “You know, I’m glad I met you, because now I forgot all about you. My Jesus is much more important and much more powerful!” We believe this is Christianity and Priestcraft, who have devised a system that is as H.P.B. said in her correspondence with Abbe Paul Roca of France, that “in carnalizing the central figure of the New Testament, in imposing the dogma of the Word made flesh, the Latin Church sets up a doctrine diametrically opposed to the tenets of Buddhist and Hindu Esotericism and the Greek Gnosis. Therefore, there will always be an abyss between the East and the West…”
Jesus is played by actor, Willem Dafoe.
Due to the Anti-Gnosticism of the Church establishment, sometimes, theosophists have defined Christianity to be itself a ‘Neo-Christianism’ of masqueraders and usurpers of the MYSTERIES.
[The Christian Priests and Pastors] Paul: “tell em now, who’s going to believe you?”
“Stop telling lies about me, or I’ll tell everybody the truth!”
“The purpose of Theosophy and the aim of Theosophists is again to revive interest in these fundamental truths of religion which lie beneath the ritual and external forms, the picturesque and man-made garments with which they have been clothed. Unfortunately, there still are a few very sincere and well-meaning, but nevertheless mistaken, people who view Theosophy as something inimical and diametrically opposed to Christianity.
The difficulty lies in the fact that these good people do not discriminate between Christianity per se, and the theological super-structure which has been erected upon it. The word ‘Theosophy’ itself is of Christian parentage and origin, and was first used by one of the early Christian teachers, Ammonius Saccas, a Christian Gnostic and Theosophist of the celebrated Alexandrian school, which probably was the foremost center of Christian learning and philosophy during the dawn of the Christian Era. It is a compound Greek word Theo-Sophia— meaning “divine wisdom,” and was used to designate the Christian mystery-teachings which were preserved for a time, at least in part, by the early Christian mystics, a fact which is confirmed by the writings of the early Church Fathers. The word Theosophy was adopted by the society of modern times bearing that name as being the best word in the English language for the purpose intended, and was borrowed or appropriated much in the same manner as the early Christians borrowed the term ‘Christos’ from the Greek mystery-teachings and applied it to their own mysteries and ceremonies of initiation.” (Clifton Meek, Theosophy and Christianity)