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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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".
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.
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.
Where's the Fritz Dörge Bank?
The Bank where Saunière had a bank account?
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?
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.
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.