Enough Already!

08/30/2013

                                 STOP GLOBAL WHINING!

While you’re at it, get rid of the geo-engineering of the planet too.

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The Son of God

08/29/2013

Ludwig Feuerbach, a 19th century philosopher, once observed that “Religion is the dream of the human mind.”  If indeed it is a dream, it certainly is a persistent one with the same beliefs and concepts popping up in various religions.

Early religions all centered around the sun which, for obvious reasons, was considered the source of life and, therefore, the symbol of an unseen Creator. People rightfully thought of the sun as the savior of the world, as without the sun there would be no life. Their beliefs were based on the movement of the sun through the heavens, thus the origins of the Zodiac. They named the constellations and personified them in legends and myths.  For example, the sun of God became the Son of God.  The sun was truly man’s risen savior.

The god-man of various religions had similar attributes. He was typically born of a virgin mother on December 25th, was crucified and later resurrected, among other things.  All of these concepts have their roots in cosmology. With respect to civilizations in the northern hemisphere, the sun reaches its lowest point above the horizon at the Winter Solstice (on December 22nd). The ancients would refer to this event as the death of the sun (son). The sun would remain at its lowest point for three days, at which time it would move north once again (on December 25th). Ancient man considered that the sun was resurrected (born again) on December 25th, which resurrection would then be celebrated at the following Spring Equinox. Therefore, spring religious festivals (like Easter) generally centered on a god whose own death and rebirth symbolized the death and rebirth of life associated with the Spring Equinox.

These pagan concepts carried forward even into biblical times.  For example, sun worship is mentioned in the Bible as follows: “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings” (Malachi 4:2) and “For the Lord God is a sun and shield” (Psalm 84:11), just to cite a couple. In early Christianity, the disciples observed the Sabbath on Saturday (the Jewish day of rest) as opposed to the pagan Day of the Lord (Sunday), with Sunday named for the day of the Sun. The birthday of Jesus was originally celebrated on January 6th. Even today, the Eastern Orthodox (Christian) Church and the Seventh Day Adventists still celebrate it on January 6th, whereas all other Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th which is the date of the pagan festival honoring the Sun god.

Epilogue

The human mind is a curious thing. I marvel at the intellect required to create astrotheology, but it’s a mystery as to why people deny that it is part of religion today. Ludwig Feuerbach would have been proud.

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought.”

                  – Joseph Campbell

War of the Worlds

08/27/2013

In 1938, H. G. Welles’ War of the Worlds was broadcast over the airwaves, with the result being mass hysteria.  Although War of the Worlds was only fiction, its premise has piqued the imagination of people ever since.  Over the years, even science has slowly embraced the concept of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

First, it was the world-renown astronomer and astrophysicist Carl Sagan who stated that, “In an universe of over 100,000 galaxies, each of them consisting of several hundred million stars, the idea that our Sun is the only star with an inhabited planet is ridiculous.”   Astronomer and astrophysicist Frank Drake, the founder of SETI, echoed Sagan’s comments when he said that, “The probability for intelligent life to exist in another part of the universe is one hundred per cent….” Of course, now we have the Hubble Space Telescope which has dramatically improved our ability to peer into the previously dark reaches of outer space.  In a recent TV series, physicist Michio Kaku remarked on the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life saying, “The Hubble Space Telescope can see about a hundred billion galaxies. That’s the visible universe.  Each galaxy consists of a hundred billion stars.  Do the math!”

However, the man who probably gave the biggest impetus to the extraterrestrial question was none other than Francis Crick, who won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the molecular structure of nucleic acids.  As stated in his book, Life Itself, Crick is a proponent of a theory called Directed Panspermia whereby human beings were believed to have been intentionally seeded by an extraterrestrial race.  For further reading on the theory of Directed Panspermia, you can check out the recent  article in Scientific American.

Some people, though, seem to be worried that if there is an admission of extraterrestrial life that it would invariably lead to a string of other disclosures, namely:

That there is intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe

Then, that intelligent extraterrestrial life has visited Earth

Then, that intelligent extraterrestrial life created homo sapiens sapiens

Then, that the discovery of a different origin of human life would result in an

    unwanted rewriting of the history books

Then… well if you pull on a string long enough, there’s no telling what you might discover…even the reason for the current geo-engineering of the planet.

In 2005, War of the Worlds became a movie, for the second time. Tom Cruise starred, with a $132 million budget. Extraterrestrials have indeed become part of mainstream consciousness.  Today, we’ve graduated from War of the Worlds to Prometheus and, like War of the Worlds, Prometheus is science-fiction (as far as we know).

Man’s curiosity apparently knows no bounds with respect to the subject of extraterrestrials.  Recently, both physicist Stephen Hawking, author of the popular book, A Brief History of Time, as well as the Vatican’s head astronomer, Father José Gabriel Funes, have made shocking statements about the existence of extraterrestrials. Yes, the Vatican has an astronomer and, yes, they even have an observatory (actually two).  They have spent billions of the Church’s money looking for what, gods in outer space.  Okay, but would you believe that they’re anticipating the coming of an extraterrestrial messiah?


“The falsification of history has done more to mislead humans than any  single thing known to mankind.”

          – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

The Illogic of God

08/26/2013

Somebody once said that there is nothing more uncommon than common sense.  Likewise, there is perhaps nothing more illogical than logic, especially when talking about God. As the Pascal Wager states, “If there is a God, He is infinitely incomprehensible… Reason can decide nothing here….”  However, that never has stopped people from trying.

Case in point is the Greek philosopher Epicurus who posed this logic problem: Either God was (1) willing to prevent evil but was unable – in which case Epicurus stated that God wasn’t really omnipotent, or (2) able to prevent evil but not willing – in which case he was malevolent, or (3) both willing and able to prevent evil – in which case where did evil come from, or (4) neither able nor willing – in which case why call him God.

As logic problems go, this one was well constructed. The thing is that Epicurus wrote the problem in such a way that, no matter how you responded, he would win.  You see, the person who frames the debate has a huge advantage.  So in this case, Epicurus constructed a logic problem in such a way as to produce the outcome(s) that he wanted.

However, Epicurus made a number of assumptions in his logic problem.  For example, he assumed that (1) evil is a bad thing; and (2) God would never have created a world with evil in it.  These assumptions are further based on yet larger assumptions that man can (1) properly understand his own reality and (2) comprehend the Absolute with his finite mind.  Now, Occam’s razor is a well-known principle in logic which has been attributed to a 14th century Franciscan monk by the name of William of Ockham, although its origin goes back to Aristotle.  One of the tenets of this concept is that in logic one should make as few assumptions as possible. Epicurus should have taken note since there’s nothing like an assumption or two (see above) to mess up a logic problem.

It’s been said that good is good because evil is evil. It’s the Yin and the Yang, a natural symbiotic relationship of Creation.  Under those circumstances, it’s illogical to try to ascribe logic to the concepts of good and evil.  The only “logical” conclusion that can be drawn is that we do, in fact, exist in a world of good and evil.  As a result, we can not experience good without also experiencing evil; we were apparently meant to experience both.  So to answer Epicurus, there is no incompatibility between the existence of evil and the existence of God, assuming that you can define either.  Again, assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.

Epicurus’ last, and perhaps fatal, assumption is that if God was able to prevent evil but was not willing, then he (God) had to be malevolent.   That’s completely predicated on the assumption that evil is something to be avoided and is un-Godlike.  After all, it’s completely possible that God allows evil in order to achieve a greater good. In that case, evil would no doubt be considered a necessity of Creation.  That is, how would you ever know what good is, unless there was evil?  As Neale Donald Walsch so aptly put it, “In the absence of that which is not, that which is, is not.”

Man has been blessed with both intellect and curiosity.  However, we have never been able to adequately explain the world that we live in, let alone comprehend the unknowable, the Absolute.  How arrogant of us to even assume that we can read the mind of God. William of Ockham admitted as much when he said that, “God’s existence cannot be deduced by reason alone.”  Logic is a great thing, except when it’s illogical.  Epicurus, of all people, should have known better.

We could still imagine that there is a set of laws that determines events completely for some supernatural being, who could observe the present state of the universe without disturbing it.  However, such models of the universe are not of much interest to us mortals.  It seems better to employ the principle known as Occam’s razor and cut out all the features of the theory that cannot be observed.”

        – Stephen Hawking/A Brief History In Time

 

The Sons of God

08/19/2013

According to the Bible, “The sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves… when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them….”(Genesis 6: 2-4).  In addition, ancient works such as the Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilees and Ugaritic texts also recorded somewhat similar stories. However, no one has ever explained who exactly these Sons of God (bene haʼelohim) were.  Although unknown to Anthropology, the Sons of God had to have had a genetic impact on human evolution.

Some researchers have done a wonderful job showing that the construction of the Great Pyramid utilized technology superior to what exists today, and incredible underwater discoveries speak to a lost civilization in the very distant past.  However, no one has ever addressed the issue of how it was possible for mankind to have evolved on this planet so as to produce such a civilization (for further discussion you can go to my article “The Lost Civilization” which was posted 10/26/12).  The implications of this missing civilization are rather staggering because it implies that man has in some respects de-evolved since that time.  After all, how do you lose the knowledge that came with such technology?  Further, where did the super-advanced people go and why did civilization regress?

Genetic testing is certainly in the forefront these days.  A current study relates to the ancestry of people with blue eyes.  Researchers now claim to have traced the blue-eyed gene back to one person in the Caucasus Mountains area near the Black Sea some 10,000 years ago.  However, where did that one person get their blue eyes from?  No one really seems to know.

It’s been suggested that perhaps the blue-eyed gene is a genetic defect, a mutation in effect, but there’s no explanation for how that could have happened.  It’s problematic as to just how the blue-eyed gene could have spread throughout a significant portion of the world’s population. This enigma is complicated by the fact that the blue-eyed gene is recessive, which requires that both parents have a blue-eyed gene.  This means that blue eyes could only have originated in a group of people that had only blue eyes.

According to current evolutionary theory, that is not even considered to be a possibility.  All blue-eyed people supposedly evolved from dark-eyed people and all light-haired people (the light hair gene also being recessive) supposedly evolved from dark-haired people.  We all came “out of Africa”, right?  As for skull types, forget it.  Despite the fact that it would have taken millions of years for a separate skull type to evolve, the human species nonetheless has three very distinct skull types.  The only possible explanation for this is that either there were multiple Adam and Eves and/or that there was off-planet interference with man’s natural evolution, such as the Sons of God or genetic manipulation.  Either of these scenarios could explain the recent results of genetic research into the origins of Ashkenazi Jews.  That research demonstrated that 40% of the Ashkenazi population are descended from just four women; further, that those four women are not genetically related to one another nor to any current Middle Eastern ethnic group.  So their civilization apparently materialized out of thin air.

DNA testing has also been done on the mummy of King Tut (who ruled Egypt circa 1300 BC ).  The conclusion of the testing was that half of the men in Europe (and 70% of men in England) are direct descendants of King Tut!  This demonstrates that the ancient migration of Indo-Europeans is far more complicated than ever imagined.  The DNA testing also disclosed that both King Tut and Europeans have a common ancestor, the very same blue-eyed ancestor (see above) who once lived in the Caucasus almost ten thousand years ago!

Although Indo-Europeans today include a wide range of skin color, hair color and eye color, this group was originally known for a Nordic skull, blue (or green eyes) and blond (or red) hair.  In America, for example, over half of the population at the turn of the 20th century still had blond hair.  Excluding the Americas, Indo-Europeans geographically have ranged from the Guanches of the Canary Islands (off the west coast of Africa) to the Uyghurs of Western China, as well as the Tarim mummies of China.  In between, there are the Tuareg/Berbers (of North Africa), the Aryans (of the Indus Valley civilization/modern day Pakistan) and the Persians (of Iran).  Of course, Europeans, Russians, Turks and Semites generally have Indo-European ancestry as well.  It should be noted that despite all of the cross-breeding over thousands of years, one can go to Iran today and see any number of blond hair and/or blue-eyed children.

Of all the recessive gene traits, including white skin color, blond hair and blue eyes, Rh negative blood may be the most interesting because it does not share an evolutionary background with the ape family. Rh blood acts as a universal donor since people with Rh negative blood can give their blood to a Rh positive person, but not the other way around.  Rh negative blood is therefore pure, the blood of the gods.

With respect to biblical civilizations, the Kolbrin Bible says that the red-headed Scots have their ancient roots in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) while some of the Egyptian pharaohs were also Indo-European as can be witnessed by the Nordic skull and light-colored hair of their mummies, and by their DNA as is the case with King Tut.  Further, the Bible mentions that Esau and King David had red hair.

The Panspermia Hypothesis originated with the Greek Civilization.  It holds that the seeds of life have an extraterrestrial origin.  In that vein, world-famous biologist Louis Pasteur is well-known for demonstrating that life has to come from life, and not from a spontaneous generation of life from some primordial soup of molecules.  Panspermia became popularized in the 19th century by physicist Lord Kelvin and in the 20th century by astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle, among others.  Francis Crick, a theoretical molecular biologist who was the co-winner of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the molecular structure of nucleic acids, took this theory to a whole new level by suggesting that Earth was intentionally seeded by an extraterrestrial race.  Genetic research supports Crick’s theory in that it has identified 223 genes in our DNA that have no predecessor(s) on the genetic evolutionary tree.  Scientists have reported that these genes have an extraterrestrial origin.

With respect to the out of Africa theory, there is another way, genetically speaking, for Indo-Europeans and “first man” to have had the same genetic marker.  It’s really quite simple.  They both could have evolved separately from a common gene pool!  It is this gene pool then that is actually the real missing link in evolution, which explains all of the pervading problems with evolutionary theory.  One thing is for sure.  Each of these recessive traits came from an original donor(s) who had that trait and that that trait has an extraterrestrial origin, be it the Sons of God or whoever.  Francis Crick was spot on when he said that humans were an extraterrestrial race.

The origins of man have been forever shrouded in mystery.  Some people would like to keep it that way.  That’s why they will never tell you that the three races were seeded separately and that’s why they will never tell you about extraterrestrial involvement in the creation of homo sapiens sapiens.  You’ll never hear about the true origins of the white race because it’s supposedly not politically correct.  You’ll never hear that in the ancient cultures of Egypt, the Middle East and the Indus Civilization a white race was in every case the ruling elite.  All that they’ll ever tell you is that they mysteriously appeared in the Caucasus about 10,000 years ago.  They won’t even tell you where they migrated to; that they were known as Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Germans, Vikings, the Irish and Scots, among other names in other places at other times, and they definitely won’t tell you that this group included the Lost Tribes of Israel!

Epilogue

The information presented above is to demonstrate that there’s always another perspective to any issue, another path to the truth.  Science and religion are not absolutes, far from it.  Information is power and there will always be people who seek to control it (and you).

 

“What luck for rulers that men do not think.”

– Adolf Hitler

Secret Science

08/08/2013

In 1989, some of the world’s top scientists started one of the most ambitious scientific projects of all time – to fully explore man’s DNA.  Some of their conclusions were absolutely startling.  First of all, science had previously theorized that 90% of our DNA was simply useless, junk as they called it.  New research, however, has determined that the primary purpose of that “junk” DNA is that it provides a network of human consciousness, a living internet inside of each and every one of us. Our DNA is literally alive and, much like other life forms, it is self-organizing, self-directing and auto-correcting.

In mapping the human genome, scientists have identified 223 genes in our DNA that have no predecessor on the genetic evolutionary tree.  They have stated that these genes have a genetic code that come from 20 unknown extra-terrestrial life forms.  That, in effect, makes man an extra- terrestrial, just like Nobel Prize-winner Francis Crick said.

Their research further demonstrated that our DNA can literally communicate with all other DNA, functioning much like a holographic computer.  This has the potential to radically change the fields of medicine, energy, weather, agriculture, communications and nearly all scientific investigation. Some twenty years later, however, the general public still has not been told about this earth-shattering discovery.  It’s what I call secret science. The masses are not supposed to find out about it.  But, of course…now you know.

What Sex Is God?

08/07/2013

In the beginning, God is said to have created mankind.  To quote the Bible, “Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam….” (Genesis 5:2).  Yes, he called their name Adam, as Adam (mankind) was actually androgynous.

In that vein Aristophanes, in Plato’s Symposium, said that “First you must learn what human nature was in the beginning and what has happened to it since, because long ago our nature was not what it is now, but very different.” He went on to say that the primeval form of mankind was indeed androgynous.

But first, let’s backtrack to the Genesis account of creation.  Supposedly, God made Adam in his image.  If Adam was a man with one x chromosome and one y chromosome, then it’s fair to say that God was also a man (at least sexually speaking, that is).  If that were the case, then Eve could not have been made in God’s image and likeness, again sexually speaking.

However, that’s apparently not what happened. According to the Bible, mankind was created and called Adam, which is not a name at all but rather a designation.  To complicate matters more, there was actually more than one Adam (see I Corinthians 15:45-47 for example).  Of course, Eve was said to have been made from Adam’s rib (cloned, as it were), so Adam must have been androgynous; else, where did Eve’s sexual orientation come from. Their androgynous nature is actually confirmed in the Jewish Midrash, which is the rabbinical explanation of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible).  All of which leaves us with just one possibility as to how this all happened – man’s Creator must have been androgynous itself!

I know you’re probably wondering why any of this matters.  Well, consider that we live in an extremely patriarchal society where women are frequently not treated as equals to men.  Could it be that they are considered inferior, at least in part, because we’ve been taught that God is a man? If so, the battle of the sexes may go all the way back to the Garden of Eden.  Actually, I find the whole discussion about God’s sex to be rather amusing and if in fact God was a man, pray tell where’s the goddess that helped him procreate?

Afterthought

Anyway, how could a spirit (see John 4:24) have a sex?  After all, it doesn’t even have a body.

The Secret Religion

08/05/2013

Down through the ages, man has forever been in search of God.  One of the by-products of that search is religion.  From Hinduism to Buddhism to Zoroastrianism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, these religions have had one thing in common – sacred knowledge about the Divine that has never been given to the masses.  I call this sacred knowledge The Secret Religion.  That’s because almost every theology comes from a common source of esoteric beliefs in the Divine (what is generally referred to as The Mysteries).  Whether by Krishna, Buddha or Jesus, this Sacred Knowledge was taught under the veil of allegory and symbolism, and in Jesus’ case parables.

What has kept the Secret Religion secret is that only those who are selected for initiation are taught the Mysteries, and then only through the use of allegory and symbolism.  This kind of information was given only to those that, as Jesus said, had eyes to see and ears to hear.  Biblical figures like Abraham, Moses and Jesus were all Initiates into the Secret Religion while Paul was taught personally by Jesus in a post-resurrection period that was much longer than the normally accepted forty days.

The Bible makes a number of references to the Secret Religion.  For example, Paul mentioned it several times himself including:  “How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery….Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men….” (Ephesians 3:3,5); and  “Now to him that is of power to establish you to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began” (Romans 16:25); and finally “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew….(Corinthians 2:6-8). Jesus also referred to the Mysteries in speaking to his disciples: “No mystery is higher than the mysteries ye seek after, save only the mystery of the Seven Voices and their Nine-and-Forty Powers and Numbers; and the Name which is higher than them all, the Name which sums up all their names, all their lights, and all their powers” (from The Books of the Savior); and “To you, the disciples, it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them, the masses, it has not been given” (Matthew 13:11).

Certain parts of the Secret Religion have found their way into various theologies, although perhaps in a somewhat different form.  For example, the Trinity is hardly an original Christian concept.  It has been taught by many philosophies and religions (from India to Mesopotamia to China to the Greek philosophers). The Hindus referred to the Logos as the Lord, the highest level of consciousness.  The biggest difference in the Trinity concept is that most theologies, other than Christianity, believe in an Absolute entity, a First Cause, from which the Trinity sprang.  For example, Plato, who was an Initiate into the Mysteries, taught that, “Beyond all finite experiences and secondary causes, all laws, ideas and principles, there is an Intelligence or Mind, the first principle of all principles, the Supreme Idea upon which all other ideas are grounded.”  Plato’s concept did not relate to the Creator or to the Father, but, as Plato said, to the Primal Cause.

Today, few realize that this Secret Religion has existed alongside the various religions for thousands of years.  Accordingly, they have not read the Gospel of Thomas or even know that it exists.  The Gospel of Thomas opens by saying that contained in the gospel are the secret sayings of Jesus.  Incredibly, the Gospel of Thomas, with its secret sayings of Jesus, are not in the Bible… because such mystical literature is usually hidden from those who are not spiritually prepared to receive it.  For those who are not spiritually prepared, they receive only a bible.  We wouldn’t want to confuse them with the Word of God as it was originally written, now would we?

“Men fight about religion on earth; in heaven they shall find out that there is only one true religion – the worship of God’s Spirit.”  – Max Muller