Mona Lisa Causes Uproar Among
Christos by Jeff Provine
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upon its display in the Uffizi Gallery
shortly after its recovery from the famed Louvre theft, the painting of
the Mona Lisa caused a protest among the minority cult known as "Christos",
the Italian branch of the international organization branched originally
The Florentine Christos found the painting to be "discriminatory" to quote
Venetian church leader Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto. The cryptic smile that
had so caught the attention of Symbolist movement of the 19th century is
said to be hinting at "woman's domination of god".
"Little did they know that a secret code in the
Mona Lisa pointed to a secret about their own faith... " - reader's
comment"I doubt Leonardo da Vinci would even
have been born in such a world, much less painted the Mona Lisa or
anything like it." - reader's comment
According to the cult's
history, their founder Yeshua was at Passover in Jerusalem despite
warnings that the ruling religious leaders may try for an attempt upon his
life. As spontaneously as a changed mind, he left the Garden of Gethsemane
saying "This cup has passed from me" and sneaked out of the city with his
followers. While he would continue to struggle with the religious norms,
he would live more quietly in Galilee, marrying a woman from Bethany named
Mary, and dying peacefully at the reported age of 120 years.
This offshoot of Judaism would spread quickly through the Greek world as
Gentiles were allowed to convert without necessarily following the Jewish
Law. It would join many of the savior cults of the mid-Roman Empire, such
as those of Demeter and Mithras, this one specializing in grace and
detachment from material possessions. While continuing despite its
insistence upon a single god, the cult would ultimately be overshadowed by
modern Isis-worship, evident today in temples and Ankh-necklaces seen
throughout the world.
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