Michael Baigent – Inside The Jesus Papers

by on December 28, 2010      

in History & World Events

Michael Baigent, author

Michael Baigent

Author Michael Baigent made waves in 1982 when he published his first book Holy Blood, Holy Grail with Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln. Later fictionalized into The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, the book explores the theory that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and produced a bloodline. Michael Baigent continued this line of inquiry, and in 2006 he published The Jesus Papers: Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History. The Jesus Papers suggests that Jesus survived the crucifixion, a difficult – if not impossible – premise for the Christian world to accept. In this interview, Michael Baigent discusses the evidence he has brought to bear in support of his hypotheses. Join us for a controversial look at the life – and death – of the central figure of the Christian faith.

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1 Lee December 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Kim, your shows are just smack me flat, drop dead amazing. I don’t know what else to say. I guess like you, Michael would be way too humble to realise what an exceptional human being and asset to our species he is. Bloody marvelous…
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou…

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2 Robin Datta December 31, 2010 at 6:09 am

Mr. Baigent may have overlooked an important point about FreeMasonry. Not all religions are allowed to be members. Atheists are excluded: also thus excluded are Buddhists, Jains and non-dualist Hindus, all of whom non-theists.

To be noted, in the united States of America, FreeMasons are segregated into black and white lodges.

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3 Joe Leary December 31, 2010 at 7:37 pm

That’s not necessarily true, Robin. As I understand it, Prince Hall Freemasonry exists as a separate historic body; I think they have equal recognition and standing with the Grand Lodge, but some Prince Hall Freemasons feel that they don’t. (Some non-standard Rites aren’t recognized by a Grand Lodge at all.)

Nowadays lodges will admit members regardless of skin color. There was apparently a surge in membership several years back, and one of the subjects of the article I read about it was black, but not a Prince Hall Freemason.

Freemasonry has probably been about as racially biased as any other organization. Denying membership to any of the religions you named isn’t specifically against those religions, though – the requirement is that you believe in a supreme being.

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4 albert sneij January 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

Very briefly, I think that people of our time make up their believes, regardless to the correctness of history. on the extreme, even if there was no jesus at all, people will invent the crusifix , for some deep archtype factor in the human psyche. however, I can not elaborate or prove my point.

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5 edgar paz November 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Proven or not proven, Baigent’s insight does make a point. Between lines it lays nothing but the lifecycle of an exceptional human. Born in just the same manner as all babies are, he was circumcised and formally named Joshua. Even If Gabriel’s announcement to Mary were true, which could be impossible to prove, it is highly probable that he was conceived as we all are. He was supposedly baptized by another fellow member of an order undoubtedly of a higher authority or stage, named John. Certainly questioning whether or not Jesus died on the cross, isn’t relevant as to notice that he was crucified just as a human.

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