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The Book

The Search

Looking for truth in the Christian Religion

The Search is an insight into the views and understandings of Harvey Meredith who was raised in a strict Catholic family, forced to learn a religion at the earliest age. This study was undertaken after a near lifetime of reflection upon the beliefs and the basis of religious teachings. This exercise in researching the teachings of the Catholic Church and Christian religion in general exposes the triangle of fear, guilt and doubt generated from this religion of the Vatican that has cemented personal beliefs. Living through the jungle of regimented hypocrisy, lemming-like beliefs and teachings has provided the incentive to personally investigate the subject of the Christian religion that has existed for nearly two-thousand years.

It is noted that the Bible is not a historical document and likely nothing in the Bible can be verified historically. It is as if there are two worlds, the world of the Bible and the historical world. Objections to the Bible and the teachings of Christianity include the vagueness and the impossible feats called miracles: raising people from the dead, even after four days; being swallowed by a large fish and then being coughed up on a beach a few days later safe and sound; changing water to a prime wine; walking on water; feeding masses with a few loaves and fishes; perpetual virginity even after seven births; a mother of God (Theotokos), the hoax of Peter who was never in Rome, etc.

A story of Christianity is reviewed beginning with John the Baptist, Jesus, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the Apostles with emphasis on James, Peter and Paul. The role of Mary Magdalen is revealed in a vital role as the trusted companion of Jesus.

There is no historical proof for the existence of a Mary mother of Jesus. There is no record that rabbis recorded the incident of Jesus’ birth. The Pauline epistles, written before any gospel, are silent about Joseph and any of the genealogy referenced in Matthew and Luke. No first century record references Joseph. Tacitus and Josephus Flavius were silent regarding the existence of a Joseph. They do not identify a Joseph and Mary who had a child named Jesus. Paul does not name a Mary or a Joseph in any epistle.

In 325 AD Constantine unified the Christians and pagans in what is termed “Transmogulation” to form the “modern” Christianity of the time. A new Bible was ordered to be published. Any document not meeting the standards of the “New Religion” was ordered burned.

A chapter, “Beginning of Life on Earth” initiates with the simplest cell and culminates with modern man.