Here is an excerpt from Chapter Thirteen of “The Crucifixion of Truth” by
Tony Bushby (a book that really takes apart so-called “Christian truth”,
although Bushby believes that Jesus really existed. I have added his
references below this excerpt. —

— “Today he is called Mohammed (570-632), but his real name was Lothar
Schmalfuss.( 1) Ancient Christian writings recorded a remarkable revelation
about Mohammed’s early religious life and revealed the true reason for the
commencement of the Islamic faith. The reference is found in a book called
‘Chronica Majora’, a summary of world history from biblical Creation to the
year of the author’s death. It was written by Matthew Paris (d.1259), a
pious Christian monk, described by the church ‘as an historian who holds the
first place among English chroniclers’ .(2) From his quaint specimen of Abbey
records, the erudite Monk explained how Mohammed started an ‘impious
religion’:

“‘It is well known that Mohammed was once a cardinal, and became heretic
because he failed to be elected pope. Also (later in life) having drunk to
excess, he fell by the roadside, and in this condition was killed by swine.
And for that reason, his followers abhor pork even unto this day.'(3)

“Monk Matthew Paris called Mohammed ‘cardinal’; a term that today signifies
councilors of the pope, and the origin of that category of priesthood
reveals another area of censored information in Christian development. The
16th Century church said that ‘the office of cardinal (incardinatus) first
came into being in the 6th Century…its true origin to this day remains
unanswered for in none of the Councils (records) do we find authority for
the distinguishing features of the office’.(4) However, the position of
cardinal was created by special decree at a French synod in January 560 and
that information is recorded church history. ‘The Synods which were held
during the sixth century were confined to France and Spain. They amount to
twenty-six in number, and like those of the minor Councils which preceded
them, are interspersed with canons, having in view the security of the
church proper’.(5)

“It was at one of those Synods that the ‘creatio’ of cardinals occurred and
the deliberations involved in its manufacture were termed ‘frivolous’ by the
19th Century church. At that gathering a group of seven old bishops ‘of
carnal nature'(6) established for themselves a special office to protect
their earthly privileges. Many bishops of the time ‘were given up to
worldliness and gain, and we hear of worse scandals'(7) and the creation of
a new hierarchal administrative body of churchmen was one of those
disgraces. Under the guise of ‘bearers of hidden knowledge’ they generated a
new upper level class of ecclesiastics that were sworn by oath never to
reveal the true origins of Christianity outside their select group.
Professional clergymen were now entering the church and to protect the
knowledge of Constantine’ s deification of his descendants at Nicaea from
reaching new priests, a directorial code of silence was developed by the
Incardinatus.

“Incoming clerics were naive about the true Christian origins and the basis
of their preaching was not revealed until they achieved and maintained the
office of bishop. They were then eligible to enter the College of Cardinals,
and after swearing a vow of secrecy, were enlightened as to the invented
nature of the Christian deity. Mohammed had achieved the position of
cardinal, knew the false essence of Christianity, and having being passed
over for the top papal job at around the age of forty, departed and
established his own religion.

“Mohammed alleged that he received ‘divine communication’ from god in a cave
on Mt. Hira and that information subsequently becaem the contents of the
Holy Koran. The competitive religion that he established was similar in
concept to Christianity, but excluded the ‘son of God on Earth’ dogma, and
its variant system of belief had devstating effects upon the growth of
Christianity. . . .

“. . . From the position of cardinal, Mohammed knew the church’s farcical
presentation of its deity and confirmed that Jesus was ‘verily a true
prophet of Allah and a grand man: But lo! his disciples all went insane one
day, and made a God of him’.(8) In the Koran he added this extraordinary
passage, ‘and they killed him not, nor did they cause his death on a
cross’.(9)

“Mohammed had nine wives and one Roman Catholic concubine, his favorite
being Aisha, who resided with him until his gory death.(10) In the Koran he
summoned followers to ‘give alms’, ensuring that he lived in sumptuous
surroundings amidst vast wealth during his life.”

Bushby’s references:

(1) –“The World’s Religions” Lion Publishing, Pg. 315, 1994

(2) –“Catholic Encyclopedia” , i. 187, i, 620-1, x. 425

(3) –“Catholic Encyclopedia” , i. 187, i, 620-1, x. 425)

(4) –“Annales Ecclesiastici” , tome viii, Fol. Antwerp, 1597, Cardinal
Caesar Baronius

(5) –“Ecclesiastical History”, Du Pin, vol. i, pg. 710

(6) –“The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers”, Second Series. Edited by the
Rev. Professor Roberts, D.D., and Principal James Donaldson, L.L.D., St.
Andrews, The Christian Literature Publishing Co., Buffalo, NY, 1885

(7) –“Catholic Encyclopedia” , 1908, Vol. IV. Pg. 583

(8) –Notes on Abulfeda, Gagnier, also; The Life of Mahomet, Updated

(9) –Koran, Surah 4. (Did he know something the rest of us don’t know? Of
course, Bushby’s theory is that “Jesus” had been stoned to death and not
crucified. But this statement can just as well suggest that there was no one
to crucify anyway.)

(10) –“Encyclopedia Britannica, Macropedia, Vol. 12, Pg. 607

Linda