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    THE study of the brazen bull.

    The ruler Pharalis “the tyrant of Acragas” ruled (Agrgentum) in Sicily, from approximately 570 to 554 BC.
    A self proclaimed dictator, he was entrusted with the building of the temple of Zeus Atabyrius in the citadel, and took advantage of his position to make himself despot.

    Under his rule, Agrigentum seems to have attained considerable prosperity.
    He supplied the city with water, adorned it with fine buildings, and strengthened it with walls.
    On the northern coast of the island, the people of Himera elected him General with absolute power, in spite of the warnings of the poet Stesichorus.
    According to the Suda he succeeded in making himself master of the whole of the island.

    Yet it is not his lust for power, but rather the depths of his depravity, for which he is remembered the most, for Phalaris was renowned for his excessive cruelty.
    Among his alleged atrocities is cannibalism, he was even said to have eaten suckling babies.
    It was his formidable reputation that led an Athenian bronze metal worker called Perillos to invent a torture and execution device worthy of Phalaris’ baseness.
    This invention became known as the brazen bull, bronze bull, or Sicilian bull.
    The Bull was offered to Phalaris as a gift and how it worked is disturbing to say the least.

    A life-sized bull was fashioned out of solid brass. A trap door on the back or side of the bull was designed to be lifted so that a criminal or prisoner could be placed inside the claustrophobic device and then locked causing panic! A fire was then lit UNDERNEATH the stomach of the bull and the brass was SLOWLY HEATED until red hot. The rising temperature of the BRASS ensured that every place skin touched the hot surface it was SCORCHED --with NO RELIEF!

    SWEAT from PANIC and HEAT would be produced to BROIL the victim from OUTSIDE IN to INSIDE OUT!
    The physical pain would have been horrendous, the mental anguish unbearable.
    SUPERHEATED AIR within 15 LONG, TORTUROUS MINUTES would have then scorched and finally collapsed the lungs causing SURE DEATH!

    But let’s not forget the spectators! Brass is dense so a person screaming in pain COULD NOT BE HEARD OUTSIDE the BRASS BULL. Tubing was the last hope for outside air. Phalaris commanded that the bull be designed in such a way that its smoke rise in spicy clouds of incense. The head of the bull was designed with a complex system of tubes and stops so that the prisoner's screams were converted into sounds like the bellowing of an infuriated bull. Perillos said to Phalaris: “[His screams] will come to you through the pipes as the tenderest, most pathetic, most melodious of bellowings.”

    Yes, as the victim SCREAMED IN PAIN, SUCKED AND BLEW AIR they “mooed” themselves to death for the entertainment of the audience.
    The MOO-ing of the BRASS BULL meant the person was still alive and being tortured- until SWEAT PRODUCED steam (like a tea kettle)for a SOLID MOO-ing sound!
    According to legend, when the bull was reopened, the victim's scorched bones “shone like jewels and were made into bracelets.” END OF FUN--- and feast continued.

    Seemingly disgusted by Perillos’ words, Phalaris ordered its horn sound system to be tested on Perillos himself! When Perillos entered, he was immediately locked in, and the fire was set, so that Phalaris could hear the sound of his screams. However, before Perillos could die, Phalaris opened the door and took him away.
    What a joker!
    Perillos believed he would receive a reward for his invention; instead, after freeing him from the bull, Phalaris had him thrown from the top of a hill, killing him.
    Ironically, Phalaris himself is said to have been killed in the brazen bull when he was overthrown in a general uprising by Telemachus.

    Some scholars of the early 20th century proposed a connection between Phalaris' bull and the bull-images of Phoenician cults (cf. the Biblical golden calf), and hypothesized a continuation of Eastern human sacrifice practices and though this idea has subsequently fallen out of favour, though the original arguments have not been refuted.

    The story of the bull cannot be dismissed as pure invention. Pindar, who lived less than a century afterwards, expressly associates this instrument of torture with the name of the tyrant.
    There was certainly a brazen bull at Agrigentum that was carried off by the Carthaginians to Carthage, when it was again taken by Scipio the Elder, and restored to Agrigentum circa 200 BC.

    The Romans were recorded as having used this torture device to kill some Jews, as well as some Christians, notably Saint Eustace, who, according to Christian tradition, was roasted in a brazen bull with his wife and children by the Emperor Hadrian.
    The same happened to Saint Antipas, Bishop of Pergamum during the persecutions of Emperor Domitian and the first martyr in Asia Minor, who was roasted to death in a brazen bull in AD 92.
    The device was still in use two centuries later, when another Christian, Pelagia of Tarsus, is said to have been burned in one in 287 by the Emperor Diocletian.

    But rest assured, the Brazen Bull is but a walk in the park compared to what billions of men, women and children from every walk of life, from every age and civilization throughout history (who haven’t accepted Christ as their Lord and saviour) will endure after judgement day...according to the enlightened modern church!

    For the brazen bull is a complete human failure as far as an implement of justice, compared to Gods invention is it not?
    Oh the short comings of mans attempts to be God! After all..

    1. ONLY ONE PERSON could fit inside the BRASS BULL-- at a time.

    (in fact it will/can hold about 90-95% of all created beings-- world-wide!)

    2. In mans Brazen Bull, No one could hear the SCREAMING!

    Also, THE REDEEMED CAN ENJOY HEAVEN FOR ETERNITY AND LISTEN TO IT ALL - with no more crying and tears!

    3. In mans Brazen Bull, the TORTURE ONLY LASTED 15 SHORT MINUTES!


    4. In Man’s pathetic Brazen Bull, the PERSON D-I-E-D...ENDING THE PAIN!

    In God’s LAKE OF FIRE (THE GREATEST FEATURE OF ALL)....THE PERSON NEVER DIES! After all THEY DESEREVE IT, they REJECTED MY SON, JESUS via their OWN FREE WILL! (albeit most of the worlds historical population has never heard of Jesus!)

    So ask you may - why all the nonsense about brass bulls and megalomaniacs and images of torture?
    Well, just how do we reconcile such abhorrence with the righteous judgements of God or the love and mercy of God?
    Why indeed do Christians shy away from the subject of Hell and judgement?
    Maybe.....just maybe, Christendom’s take on the subject is simply that – it IS irreconcilable to God’s nature, His workmanship and His Word?

  • #2
    the work of satan

    if you don't wish to vomit don't look


    • #3
      the evil coming down the ancestral line

      I often wondered at those ''christians'' who take delight in the sufferings of '' the wicked sinners'' are not related the very ancestors of the inquisition, those torturers and the murderers, passing their personal evil [ as a curse] up the hereditary line and into todays religious butchers and thought police..
      Yes the men die but the curses move into the relations.

      They salivate over the punishing of the wicked with glee

      Do you understand the hideous church religion that murders others in such a manner, given any opportunity would come alive today, as quick as a wink, their torturing ancestors/relations would manifest out today IN NEW BODIES- already primed to ''murder those vile sinners''.
      Those who agree with all evil as a goodness, would be the future butchers and torturers., of ''them thar sinners''
      The faces have changed but not the evil natures within HAVE NOT.
      REMEMBER the murderers and torturers BASICALLY came out from '' the churched''


      • #4
        The history of ''the lake of fire''

        The “heaven and hell” doctrine of the Protestant Christians, and the “heaven and hell or purgatory” of the Catholic Christians,
        WAS being taught by the Ancient Egyptians long before there was any such things as Old Testament or New Testament Manuscripts!


        The Egyptians were way ahead of today’s science (or maybe rather: science-fiction).
        They mummified their bodies for the express purpose of preserving their bodies forever.
        It was essential that they have physical bodies in the hereafter.
        Poor people unable to afford the expense of mummification could substitute little figurines to take the place of an embalmed body.

        For little did the Egyptians and the apostate Church as it teaches, realize that the body does not exist independent of spirit.
        Without the spirit from FATHER united with the body, nobody will ever live.
        It is the spirit that gives live, not the soul.
        Man only becomes a living soul after God adds the SPIRIT.

        however, not one orthodox seminary on earth understands or believes this Scriptural truth.