A number of abstracts were published back in the mid to late 1980s on the subject but is there any proof that Jesus Christ spent time in a Shaolin Temple in Mainland China during his so-called “lost years”?
By: Ringo Bones
Though a number of seemly credible evidence did suggest that Jesus Christ – or more precisely Saint Essa – as he is more commonly known in this region, show that he may have spent time touring across India in search of enlightenment during his so-called “Lost Years”, bits of evidence were also discovered revealing that Jesus Christ did spent time in a Shaolin Temple – not only to learn some martial arts like Kung Fu, Qi Gong, etc., but also the requisite skills to purportedly survive a violent Roman Empire era crucifixion. But are such evidence really credible or to be taken with a grain of salt so to speak.
When Mainland China started to open up to western tourism – i.e. around the time when the pop group Wham (George Michael and company) – were allowed to perform in their arenas, various articles – including pictures – started being published in the Sunday supplements of major newspapers as “archeology” news. Although this has since died down after the notorious Tiananmen Square Massacre incident of June 4, 1989, many have since wondered if Jesus Christ really did spent time in a Mainland Chinese Shaolin Temple. After all, it is a martial arts movie that writes itself whether in the hands of Hollywood or Hong Kong movie producers – i.e. Shaolin Jesus / Kung Fu Jesus.
Even though it has been downplayed during the airing of the series back in the mid 1970s, scriptwriters did manage to “suggest” that the particular Shaolin Temple in the TV series Kung Fu that stars David Carradine was also visited by Jesus Christ during his so-called “Lost Years”. Maybe the subject needs to be investigated further given that the Beijing government has since become friendlier to western tourism.