Treatise of the Three Impostors. The Treatise of the Three Impostors (Latin: De Tribus Impostoribus) is a book denying all three Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. A image (Ѻ) of a Spanish or Italian version of Treatise on the Three Impostors, showing Moses with his “horns”, Jesus with his cross and rays. The Treatise of the Three Impostors and the Problem of Enlightenment: A New Translation of the Traité des trois Imposteurs. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.


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It is unlikely to have been around since the time of Frederick II which was part of the mythology of the manuscript. Averroesbegan to circulate the theory that MosesJesusand Muhammad were three "impostors", each of their respectively founded religion: The first trace we have of it as a manuscript comes from a letter to Prosper Marchand from his old treatise of the three imposter, Fritsch.

There is a select bibliography, but no index.

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Now we see that under the ancient law they had for prophets none more esteemed than at the present day. Then when the people were tired of their sophistry, which often tended to treatise of the three imposter them from obedience to their legitimate Ruler, they treatise of the three imposter them by various punishments, just as Jesus was overwhelmed because he had not, like Moses, [Moses killed at one time 24, men for opposing his law.

Added to that, the Prophets were so in the habit of contradicting each other that among four hundred not one reliable one was to be found. Most political objects have been projected in such manner.

However, such tricks have not always been successful for those, who -- with the exception of Moses -- had not the means of providing for their safety.

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VI This being determined, let us examine the ideas which the Prophets had of God, and we will smile at their grossness and contradictions.

To believe them, God is a purely corporeal being. Micah sees him seated. Daniel clothed in white and in the form of an old man, and Ezekiel like a fire. So much for the Treatise of the three imposter Testament, now for the New. The disciples of J.


Paul, as a light which dazzled the sight unto blindness. To show their contradictory opinions, Samuel, I. On the contrary, St. These are the noble sentiments that these good people have of God, and what they would have us believe.

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Sentiments, however, entirely sensible, and quite material as we see, and yet they say treatise of the three imposter God has nothing in common with matter, is a sensible and material being, and that he is something incomprehensible to our understanding.

I should like to be informed how these contradictions may be harmonized, and how, under such visible and palpable conditions it is proper to believe them. Again, how can we accept the testimony of a people so clownish that they, notwithstanding all the artifices of Moses, should imagine a calf to be their God!

But not considering the dreams of a race raised in servitude, and among the superstitious, we can agree that ignorance has produced credulity, and credulity falsehood, from whence arises all the errors which exist today.

I Those who ignore physical causes treatise of the three imposter a natural fear born of doubt. Where there exists a power which to them is dark or unseen, from thence comes a desire to pretend the existence of invisible Beings, that is to say their own phantoms which they invoke in adversity, whom they praise in prosperity, and of whom in the end they make Gods.


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