Hugh Fogelman



Supposedly ― according ONLY by the author of John’s gospel ― Nicodemus, a Pharisee, was sympathetic to Jesus.

John 3:1-9 {King James Version (KJV)]

1   There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews

2   The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.



John 3;1-9 [New Living Translation (NLT)]

1   After dark one evening, a Jewish religious leader named Nicodemus, a Pharisee, 2came to speak with Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are proof enough that God is with you."


John 19:38-40 (KJV)

38   And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

39   And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

40   Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.                                                 

“Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews" was being taught by Jesus and then attended to his body after the crucifixion. But, we are supposed to believe that only John knew this, not Mark, Matthew, Luke or Jesus brother, James. THINK! Does not the silence of the rest of the Christian bible regarding Nicodemus "secret" seem mighty strange? Yes, because it is all fiction and therefore impossible to keep all the loose ends of the Christian stories tied up neatly.

This is why you are asked by your clergy to have blind faith. You are NOT to think, not to ask questions, not to analyze; just fall in line and keep the tithe money coming.

Remember Mark Twain’s famous words,

A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows."


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