No it isn't. I see you are on the pointless reasoning trial again.
I understand your discomfort with reason. It mucks up a good conspiracy theory.
So the letters don't describe Saunière's interest in Maguelonne then?
Why would it make any difference if it wasn't a Roman town? Isis is neo-pagan goddess resurrected by the late 19th early 20th century occult circles with whom Saunière is likely to have become involved in the town of Lyon. Just up the Rhone.
Then the early history of Arles is immaterial to your point. Not sure what you thought you might gain by bringing it up.
The 19th and 20th century history shows an interest in the old religions. Saunière's behavior shows his interest in the area and in these occult societies.
There's no record. There's no record that we descended from apes but it seems to be largely accepted science now.
Ever hear of something called the fossil record
...? That theory wasn't just pulled out of someone's ass (unlike some of what passes for "theory" around here).
Erm! Doesn't show we are descended from Apes. Nice try no banana. That's for chimps.
False, Sarah was never canonized by the Church in the first place. She's a product of local folklore.
My records show that she was.
You have no records showing anything of the sort.
That's your problem then.
I presume you know that the name Sarah
means Princess in Hebrew. There's a bit of controversy about this from the story of Abraham. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah
Two semitic tribes have been in conflict as a result. Judaism and Islam. But hey don't worry about it, it won't effect us.
And yet her family name was Negre d'Ables. How do you account for that discrepancy?
Not on the tombstone it wasn't.
Yeah, and? I see you have no answer for the discrepancy.
The dark Marie of Arles.
Wasn't it the French who coined the phrase Double entendre
Yes, and I believe I've already addressed the one that concerns "dark Maries".
Must have missed it amongst the rest of your drivel. Tell me again.
So why was the Greek settlement at the Bouche du Rhone called Masillia?
If you're asking why the Latin-speaking Romans called the town Massillia
rather than Massalia
as the Phokean Greeks called it, I really don't know. You keep asking but I suspect if you had an answer you'd have already blurted it out by now and congratulated yourself. Hence you must keep asking because you don't know the answer.
The Phokeans called the place Massalia
after the local Celto-Ligurian natives, the Salians.
Well it was the stay-at-home
farmers wifey from Limoges who got her knickers in a twist over the name. All of the names mean Marseilles including the one at Limoux. That's the point.
The accretion of spiritual influences in the region began long before the arrival of Christianity. The Egyptians of the 18th and 19th Dynasties arrived more than a millennium before Glanum was founded at the foot of its holy mountain. The Egyptians built trading forts off what was then mouth of the Rhone, near the present day Ste. Maries-de-le-Mer, and traveled up the Rhone as far as Lyon.
Sorry, I don't "do" Vincent Bridges as a qualified source, and the bit about 18th and 19th dynasty-era Egyptians sailing up the Rhone and building forts along the coast is a modern fabrication, designed to enhance the "Isis/Magdalene goes to France" narrative. "Gidget Goes to Rome" is founded on better authority.
How convenient for you. Is this a recent conversion to the anti-Bridges clan?
So it's a modern fabrication? Your point please. Saunière is a modern priest and the French 19th/20th century occult revival is a modern phenomenon. Methinks you have forgotten what we are trying to do here. We are trying to decide who it was that was giving Saunière money and more importantly WHY.
Where's the Fritz Dörge Bank?
The Bank where Saunière had a bank account?
What's Saunière doing in Budapest?
Wouldn't have been a problem in this man's day.
A little too early to have any effect on Cathars, don't you think?
The interesting thing about this map is the rivers and where they almost join.
The Gnostic social-religious movement and doctrine originated in the time of Peter I of Bulgaria (927 – 969) as a reaction against state and clerical oppression of Byzantine church. In spite of all measures of repression, it remained strong and popular until the fall of the Second Bulgarian Empire in the end of the 14th century.
Just after King Krum
Bogomilism is the first significant Balkan heresy that came about in the first quarter of the 10th century. Bogomilism was an outcome of many factors that had arisen in the beginning of 10th century, most probably in the region of Macedonia. It was also strongly influenced by the Paulicians
who had been chased out of Armenia.
The term Bogomil in free translation means "dear to God", and derives from the Proto-Slavic language *bogъ ("God") and *milъ ("dear"). It is difficult to ascertain whether the name was taken from the reputed founder of that movement, the priest Bogomil, or whether he assumed that name after it had been given to the sect itself. The word is an Old Church Slavonic calque of Massaliani, the Syriac name of the sect corresponding to the Greek Euchites. The Bogomils are identified with the Massaliani in Slavonic documents from the 13th century.
The members are referred to as Babuni in several documents. Toponyms which include the river Babuna, the mountain Babuna, the Bogomila Waterfall and village Bogomila, all in the region of Azot today in central Republic of Macedonia, suggests that the movement was very active in the region.
When was Bulgaria and Romania separated?
The cutting of the tassels ceremony is a Bulgarian custom. This was performed at Saunière's funeral.
What's that city on the top left hand corner? The one on the big river?
Buda and Pest, modern Budapest. I hope you're not suggesting that the Fritz Dörge Bank was in business in the early 9th century.
Only a fool would think that. Oh I forgot where I was for a minute. Yes, maybe that could occur on this forum.
You may be interested to know that the words
Wonga and Kushti
are Romany words that have found their way into UK slang media.
Doesn't interest me in the slightest, sorry.
Yes it's all strictly Wicky-wicky-Woo with you. (Hey that rhymes) That's a modern concoction you know.