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Re: Theos-World "Doubting Thomas" Never Doubted Because....

Mar 16, 2009 02:28 PM
by Augoeides-222

Your right it is very well done Art. But personally I might have been impressed as a young Catholic child. But today it looks gruesome to me, I can't quite duplicate one allowing someone to stick their finger into an open wound like that or even see why it would have remained open other than to spread a belief in the masses. Beside the Gnostic version of the Transfiguration Body aka the Nirmanakaya is much different, Jesus tells the Apostles and the women not to touch him saying "Touch me not---- For I have not yet assembled my Limbs" an interesting statement as to the seven-fold economy of the Being and of what composes the Nirmanakaya Adept. refereence Mead. 

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From: "danielhcaldwell" <> 
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 9:02:23 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: Theos-World "Doubting Thomas" Never Doubted Because.... 

"Doubting Thomas" Never Doubted Because 
He Never Existed!!! 

Wikipedia tells us: 

Saint Thomas the Apostle, also called Doubting Thomas, or Didymus, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is perhaps best known for disbelieving Jesus' Resurrection when first told of it, then proclaiming "My Lord and my God" on seeing Jesus....He was perhaps the only Apostle who went outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel. He also crossed the largest area, which includes Persia, India and China....Andrea del Verrocchio's sculpture showing the incredulity of St. Thomas. In Thomas' best known appearance in the New Testament, John 20:24-29, he doubts the resurrection of Jesus and demands to touch Jesus' wounds before being convinced. Caravaggio's painting, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (illustration above), depicts this scene. This story is the origin of the term Doubting Thomas. After seeing Jesus alive (the Bible never states whether Thomas actually touched Christ's wounds), Thomas professed his faith in Jesus, exclaiming "My Lord and my God!"; on this account he is also called Thomas the Believer. 

See this beautiful painting at: 

Based on what C.W. Leadbeater wrote about the Apostles, this scene in the New Testament never happened because Thomas never existed..... 


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