I get crazies posting comments at times, but the most wack to date has been one John Charles Webb, Jr. who posted comments here and here. You’ll note he made some grandiose claims but was unable to back any of them up (big surprise), except to point me to his website – a veritable maze of nonsense that he proudly claims “has been continually nominated for a Templeton Prize in Religion”. (Note “nominated”, not “won”. And as anyone can nominate anyone else for the prize… er, you get the idea.) Here’s a taste:
Noting that the Star of Bethlehem and the capstone of The Great Pyramid are both ancient astrological configurations, this site attempts to document discoveries that may provide solutions for mysteries that have puzzled humanity for eons.Astroarchaeologist John Charles Webb, Jr., has done extensive mathematical and astronomical research in order to identify the Star of Bethlehem and discover the birth date of Christ.
As far as I can tell, he applies some kind of numerology to prove when Jesus was born, and where the capstone of the great pyramid is located, and other such valuable information.
Don’t think about any of this too hard, but look at how he calculates when Jesus was born:
Mystical Pi and the precise Birth Chart of the biblical Jesus Christ
To find the exact birth time of the biblical Jesus Christ, "pi" (3.141592654) is transposed to time. This same method is the one which I used to locate the Star of Bethlehem using "Egyptian Pi" (22/7).
3 years - 14 months - 15 days - 92 hours - 65 minutes - 40 seconds
4 years - 2 months - 18 days - 21 hours - 5 minutes - 40 seconds
February 18th 5 BC at 9:05:40 PM
If I’m reading him correctly, he converts the value of Pi to a value of “time” (for no rational reason I can ascertain) and claims this value is the amount of time prior to 1 Jan 0001 Jesus was born (again, for no rational reason I can think of). He determines it would be 4 years - 2 months - 18 days - 21 hours - 5 minutes - 40 seconds prior to 01-01-0001. Hold on to that thought for a minute.
He calculates this date as February 18th 5 BC at 9:05:40 PM. But surely the 2 months - 18 days etc should be counted back from the end of the year (Dec 31,) to give a date in October - Oct 11, I think. (I could be wrong here but I think that’s how you do it.) He’s taken 5 full years off and then added the 2 months - 18 days to arrive at Feb 18. Actually even that’s wrong – that way would be March 18 not February 18. What the hell, it makes no sense anyway.
And all this because I asked how was astrology was derived, to which he replied:
It was derived by the Chaldeans (Pre-Egyptians), practiced by The Magi (Sect of powerful High Priests) and the ancient Egyptians (Sun Worshippers). The most convincing evidence is encoded in The New Testament, Gospel of Matthew in the account of the birth of Christ which is synonymous with the "birth" of the Sun into a new Great Astrological Year (Age of Pisces).
Additional proof can be gleaned from the observed "fact" that the way that western astrology is presently practised (divination) is subject to much scorn and criticism.
Astrology is subject to much scorn and criticism – at last, one thing we both agree on!