OK, I have been thinking again, I know, dangerous but anyway… I was contemplating how our three deities might have done it. In previous entries I’ve spoken about the three men who met with Abraham: the Lord, who stopped at Abraham’s house; and the two others, probably Gabriel and Michael, who went on to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. I’ve spoken about how two of these men hung around after Jesus death and assisted in the spectacle of Jesus finally flying up into the clouds. Let’s call these men Jesus’ associates.
So with this background consider the following…
When Jesus gave himself up to the authorities and was whipped and punished for blaspheming against God by simply admitting he was the son of God, but just before this in the garden, he asked God to stop the inevitable from happening, however at this point an angel appears from heaven and “strengthened” him (See Luke 22:43).
I am speculating here but perhaps one of Jesus’ associates gave him some sort of drug to calm his nerves. After this he was beaten up badly, whipped, crown of thorns etc. but he was defiant during the torture, perhaps this drug also inhibited pain?
Jesus was then made carry his cross and was crucified confident in the knowledge that he would be resurrected soon after he was pronounced dead. When he was on the cross he forgave the people that did this to him and when he breath his last breath he released his spirit. The sky went unusually dark for several hours at this point… perhaps his death was timed with a predictable eclipse or perhaps it was a localised effect caused by Jesus’ two famous associates and their bag of technological tricks.
Regardless, after his death, his body was placed in a tomb and this is where the fun begins:
Perhaps the two associates of Jesus then began their work by reviving Jesus. Firstly they took a scan of his body and imprinted it on the shroud we now know as the shroud of Turin, which apparently has a 3D information encoded in it…
Aside: here’s an interesting video on the shroud:
They did this to give us evidence that it happened.
They then revived Jesus and brought him to their medical quarters where they accelerated his healing for a few days.
In the meantime, the next morning when Jesus female friends went to the tomb they saw it open and Jesus was gone!!! Jesus’ two associates stood beside them in the tomb with their luminous uniforms.
“While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.” Luke 24:4
Sounds to me a bit like Superman’s Father Jor-El on Krypton in Superman the Movie, but you could easily see how simple women (in terms of technology at least) would be fooled by men in glowing uniforms… The angels could have achieved this with a simple UV source and white reflective uniforms in a dark setting such as the inside of a tomb. Or the uniforms themselves could have had a power source and used some sort of display technology to illuminate themselves, which could also explain how they vanish and appear on a whim. This technique is called ‘Active Camouflage’ and is a well known concept (see Wikipedia entry here). These same uniforms used to make them vanish could have also been used to make them light up brightly… Of course this is currently beyond our technical abilities but for how long if you consider the advanced made in display technologies in the last 10 years!!!
So at this point the women go back to the apostles and of course none of them believe the story, which really makes me angry when people call Thomas ‘doubting Thomas.’ I mean they were all doubters and these guys lived with Jesus for 3-4 years, but that’s another day’s blog.
So as you can see, here is a plausible explanation for the story of how Jesus was resurrected, how we got the shroud and how the legend began.
Next blog I will go into details of the resurrection of humanity and how that might be achieved through technology.
Any thoughts? Would love to read your comments.