Arab Israel

07/24/2017

Sounds funny, doesn’t it? Arab Israel. Isn’t Israel suppose to be the homeland of the Jews? What’s wrong with this picture?

The other day, terrorists at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem attacked and killed two Israeli policemen. What is not widely reported, though, is that the two Israeli policemen were actually Arabs, members of the Druze minority sect. Yes, Arab Israeli policemen.

People who have not visited Israel recently would never suspect that Israel has become such a boiling pot of diversity.  It’s one of the few  places in the world where diversity actually has had some success. Two of the largest groups of Israel citizens, about 20% of the population each, are Arabs and people of Russian ancestry. Those of Russian ancestry are generally not religious which means that nearly 40% of Israelis do not practice the Jewish faith (Judaism). In addition, there is a large group of secular (non-religious) Jews as well as atheists, Christians and a plethora of minor faiths such as Bahai. It’s fairly safe to say then that a majority of Israeli citizens do not practice the Jewish faith.

As for Israel being a Jewish homeland, that’s true but incomplete.  It is a homeland for Jews, but it isn’t the “homeland” of the Jews. The homeland of the Jewish people is actually the ancient kingdoms of Judea and Samaria which lie next door (immediately east of what is now Israel). Israel was formed by the United Nations out of a swamp-infested tract of land that ran along the Mediterranean plus the Negev Desert. It wasn’t much to write home about and it certainly wasn’t the historical Jewish homeland.

That true homeland of Judea and Samaria for the most part encompasses what is referred to as the West Bank (the lands lying immediately west of the Jordan River). For example, Bethlehem, Masada, Jericho, Qumran and Jerusalem were part of ancient Judea and Samaria. Of course, the West Bank was ceded by Jordan to Israel as the result of Jordan losing the Six-Day War in 1967 and have effectively been part of Israel ever since, a period of 50 years.  Does anyone really think that Israel will give up their homeland after having these lands for the last 50 years?

As for the Arabs who live in Israel and are citizens of Israel, with all the rights of Israeli citizens, they enjoy a better life than in any Arab nation in the Middle East.  Second place isn’t even close.  Arab women, especially, have freedom in Israel that is unparalleled throughout the Middle East. I recently met an Arab waiter in Israel who was moonlighting from his day job as a school teacher to pay for his daughter to go to medical school. Education for an Arab woman! Are you kidding, and a doctor to boot.

Arab Israel isn’t what you think it is nor as it has been portrayed by the media. Some Arabs are Israeli policemen who sometimes die for their “country.” They are represented in the Israeli Knesset (Congress/Parliament) and an Arab sits on the Israeli Supreme Court. Maybe, the world should take notice of the Arab Israeli dynamic.  They just might learn something from it.

The complete history of the Caucasian race has yet to be written. If some people have their way, it never will be.

Recent scientific studies on genetics and language indicate that the Caucasian race can be traced back to the vicinity of Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) some 6,000 -10,000 years ago. So too, other studies show that blue-eyed people, as well as blond hair I might add, also arose in the same general area and timeframe. To name a few, ancient Caucasians include Yazidis, Aryans and certain Egyptian pharaohs.

Of course, no one has ever ventured back beyond the 6,000-year threshold; back to the true origins of the Caucasian race. There are only a few options for where they came from, as follows:

  • Caucasians came from the stars (in other words, they are extraterrestrials).
  • Caucasians were genetically created by extraterrestrials. Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick could certainly agree with that, as is outlined in the Directed Panspermia Theory.
  • Caucasians came from a much older civilization (say, Atlantis).

The bottom line is this. Caucasians didn’t just materialize out of thin air. It’s what I call a “poof” moment. Supposedly, we all came out of Africa with black hair, black skin, dark eyes and a distinctively African skull. Then, poof, overnight in evolutionary terms, we got very large numbers of people with light-colored skin, hair and eyes and a Nordic skull to boot.

Perhaps, the reason that there is very little discussion of the above alternatives is that it they are considered politically incorrect. Maybe, we are not supposed to know man’s true origins. Maybe, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was right, then, when he said that, “The falsification of history has done more to mislead humans than any single thing known to mankind.” Maybe, the world would be a better place, though, if we actually knew the truth. Maybe the Yazidis already know.

 

“History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.”

     – Voltaire

 

I read a post the other day where a reader commented that one should follow God’s will. That comment immediately raised a couple of questions, at least for me. First off, how do we know that God has a will? At first blush, maybe that seems like a pretty innocuous question. However, how does anyone really know? After all, The Pascal Wager states that, “If there is a God, He is infinitely incomprehensible” (i.e. the finite cannot conceive of the Infinite).

That, of course, begs the second question. That is, what kind of a life form might God be? However, we first probably need to define “will,” as in God’s will. The Free Dictionary says that will is “The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action.” In that case, I suppose, God has to be considered to be some sort of a physical life form. The Bible confirms this as it says that God was a man, specifically referring to God as Him.

Aside: Of course if God was a man, then who created God?

Now, I know that some people would say that God does not have to be a Him; that God could be a She or even an It. Fair enough. However, consider this. Some researchers/historians, myself included, believe that the Genesis story (in particular the Creation and Flood stories) was borrowed from older Sumerian writings.

Aside: That was only natural, in a way, since the Israelites actually were descendants of the Sumerians through Abraham.

In the ancient Sumerian writings, God (or more accurately the gods) is referred to as Him because he actually is a man – a real flesh and blood man. This is why the Bible says that man (Adam) was created in God’s image, (i.e. the image of a male, human being).

Aside: That is, man and God have nearly identical DNA.

Naturally, all of this raises more questions than it answers. For example, is God the Prime Creator? Well, certainly, the god of Genesis was the creator of man, at least the modern-day version of Homo sapiens. As for being the creator, the Bible actually says that God is not the Prime Creator. In Deuteronomy 32:8-9, it states, “When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord’s (Yahweh) portion is his people; Jacob (Israel) is the lot of his inheritance.” This shows that Yahweh was, at best, a lower god since Yahweh was subordinate to the Most High. Further, in John 1:18, John says that ““No one has ever seen God.” Of course, John was speaking about the spirit form of God, so the physical god of Genesis could not be God, according to John.

Back to the issue of God’s will. If God was an intelligent life form with a physical body, by definition he would almost certainly have a will. God then might impose his will on man, if he so chose, similar to what happened in so many of the biblical stories. The problem is that the so-called god of Genesis is not God, as in the Prime Creator. In that case, why worry about god’s will at all? Indeed, why even worship Yahweh?

…Or perhaps, the “god concept” is really just a distraction to keep us from connecting with our real Creator.

 

Epilogue

As Yahweh told man, you shall have no other gods before you. Hopefully, you can now see how that Bible verse makes some sense. That is, there were many Yahweh-type entities running around in ancient times. Yahweh was simply one of many (see Deuteronomy 32:8-9 above). In fact, the Israelites were polytheistic for thousands of years, even after Moses. Yahweh was an important god but the goddess Asherah was just as important, perhaps even more so. However, with the introduction of monotheism, the Israelites were told to have no other gods before them – and certainly not the gods of the Sumerians, the gods of Abraham.

 

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”  – Carl Sagan

 

P.S. Of course, “the universe” Sagan mentions is not a life form (i.e. it cannot know itself). When reading his quote, therefore, you need to replace the word “universe” with the word “Creator”.

Science says that man evolves by natural selection, although it’s never been shown exactly how that works. Along comes molecular evolutionary biologist Masatoshi Nei who says that mutation, not natural selection, drives evolution. Whether its natural selection or mutation, or a combination of both (or neither), it has never been enough to sustain a species since 99% of all species that ever lived, including every one of man’s hominid ancestors, have become extinct. As the fossil record demonstrates, extinction is a perfectly natural response to changing environmental conditions. So, is man next?

We have been taught to believe that man is constantly, yet ever so slowly, evolving in an upward direction over thousands, if not millions of years. At least, that’s what we have been taught to believe.  At the end of the last ice age, man was barely eking out an existence, all the while living in caves. Suddenly, in the 4th millennia B.C., man overnight (in evolutionary terms) started doing miraculous things, like building fantastic pyramids. This process occurred supposedly over a period of two thousand years, give or take. Again, that’s what we’ve been taught.

There is a certain amount known about the two great civilizations that developed after the last ice age – ancient Egypt and Sumer (Mesopotamia).  Strangely enough, though, both of those civilizations arose abruptly and disappeared almost as abruptly.  So, the question is this: Where did the knowledge and advanced technology come from to build these civilizations and why did their knowledge simply vanish? Great pyramids were built in China, Egypt, Eastern Europe, South and Central America, among other places. The thing is: Has anyone built a great pyramid lately? Why not? From the end of the Indus Valley civilization in 1300 B.C. to the nineteenth century, a period of over 3,000 years, man actually accomplished precious little.  Having built the pyramids, among other great archaeological works, man was still  driving around in a horse and buggy (chariots having been first invented around 2500 B.C.).  That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Here’s how it’s possible, though. You see, underwater ruins from around the world are an indication that an advanced civilization existed on this planet prior to the end of the last ice age. The rise in the world’s oceans that accompanied the end of that ice age, sent monolithic structures, and even whole cities, to the bottom of the sea where they remain today. The world is just now rediscovering such sites – from India to the Black Sea to the North Sea to the Caribbean to the South Pacific, among others. This radically changes the evolutionary timeline for modern man, pushing it back by thousands of years, assuming, that is, that modern man even built these sites. Perhaps, there were even two different civilizations living side-by-side with one another.  After all, a recent genetic study shows that in ancient times modern man had sex with an unknown species. 

Unbeknownst to many, de-evolution has already been observed in nature. For example, recent genetic research has shown that the worm has evolved to be less sophisticated than its ancestors. The implications of this discovery are quite profound in that it shows that a species can de-evolve to a more primitive form. That really shouldn’t come as a big surprise because man used to have a much bigger brain as revealed by scientists’ discovery of the remains of a 28,000 year-old Cro-Magnon man.  Further, the results from recent scientific studies show a decline in man’s intelligence. Exactly in what direction, then, is the species really headed? It might just be possible that man has actually been de-evolving.

 

Epilogue

Some geneticists claim that man’s DNA is currently in the process of evolving from a 2-strand double helix to a 12-strand helix. So, possibly we could see yet another dramatic spike in evolution, not unlike the Cambrian Explosion which was biology’s equivalent of the Big Bang whereby a vast number of life forms came into existence in a blink of an eye, so to speak.  Either way, de-evolution or evolutionary spikes, evolutionary theory will need a major rewrite.

 

“Trying to read our DNA is like trying to understand software code – with only 90% of the code riddled with errors. It’s very difficult in that case to understand and predict what that software code is going to do.”
– Elon Musk

Who is Sharbat?

12/08/2015

Do you remember Sharbat Gula (see picture)? She’s the Afghan girl who became somewhat famous as the poster child of the Soviet 1984 occupation of Afghanistan. When this picture images
was published in 1984, most people were mesmerized by her beautiful eyes and never stopped to give a second thought as to exactly what they were looking at. Her face is angular (a Nordic skull) and her eyes are light-colored. In short, she’s Caucasian.

Yes, Caucasian and, yes, she has dark skin. This is the result of thousands of years of inter-racial mixing of the species.  Besides, Caucasians today should be defined primarily by their skull type, and not by their skin color which can range from white to brown.

Caucasians are said to have originated in the Caucasus Mountains north of Turkey and today live in such diverse places as the western part of China, eastern Asia, the Middle East, Europe and, of course, North America; and let’s not forget North Africa either. Here’s a photo album of Caucasians from around the world:

Iraqi child

Iraqi child

Iranian child

Iranian child

Syrian child

Syrian child

Berber child

Berber child (North Africa)

Kurdish child

Kurdish child (Middle East)

Turkish child

Turkish child

Uighur child

Uighur child (China)

Libyan girls

Libyan girls

Yazidi child

Yazidi child (Middle East)

 

 

Yes, these kids are all Caucasian and you couldn’t tell them apart from many American kids, other than perhaps by their clothing. By the way, they have some rather noteworthy ancestors including King David (of the Bible) and the Egyptian boy pharaoh King Tut whom genetic tests show is also related to the first blue-eyed person; even U.S. President Barack Obama has common ancestors with these kids!

The only question now is whether or not the world will be told the truth about the origins of Caucasians.  Personally, I would bet against.  Francis Crick knew, though.

“History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.”
– Voltaire

P.S.  Voltaire got it half right, anyway, inasmuch as history is also a pack of lies that we tell to the living.  We wouldn’t want them to know the truth, now would we?

 

Down through the ages man has struggled with his finite mind to comprehend the Infinite. Accordingly, man invented religion and concepts like omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence to describe God. These concepts are based merely on man’s “perceptions” of the Absolute. However, the Absolute transcends the power of human perception (i.e. it’s impossible for the finite to conceive of the infinite). As Joseph Campbell said, “God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought.”

Great thinkers like Socrates and Plato realized that it was illogical to try to conceptualize the Absolute. By definition, the Absolute can neither think or act – those are human attributes and to have those attributes would make one finite. So what then do we make of the Bible and the Genesis story of creation, especially the part where God “walks” in the garden and “talks” to Adam and Eve.

 

History vs. myth

To begin with, religion is basically constructed myth. It was none other than St. Paul who said that men had become vain in their imagination and had changed God into an image made like themselves. So the Word of God is, in actuality, simply the word of man about God and nothing more.  However, these myths were sometimes based on historical events, misunderstood though they may have been. Take the Bible for example. It supposedly says that Cain was the first-born from Adam and Eve with Eve saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD” (Genesis 4:1).  Unfortunately, that’s all that it says about such a remarkable event – the conception of man’s “first child”.  Actually, though, the writings of the ancient Hebrews contained a lot more about this topic but those writings were intentionally excluded from the Bible, along with the Book of Enoch (as Enoch was the son of Cain – see Genesis 4:17).

Side Note: All writings that discussed man’s genetic descendancy from the “gods” were excluded from the Bible (for obvious reasons).

Actually, Cain’s birthright is the biggest scandal in the Bible, one that the scribes intentionally downplayed. It’s not discussed in any detail because to do otherwise would alert the reader that God/ the Lord/ Jehovah was the real father of Cain. So let’s try and break it down.

In Genesis 5:1-5, it says that, “This is the written account of Adam’s family line…When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.” There is no mention anywhere of Cain and Abel in the family tree. What an incredible omission unless…

Adam was not the father of Cain and Abel.

Where else was there a mention of the father of Cain and Abel?  Well, in the Apocryphon of John, it states that Eve was seduced by the supreme deity, Yaldabaoth, who then fathered two sons with her. Then there is the Gospel of Philip which says, “And (Cain) was begotten in adultery, (for) he was the son of the serpent.” Other ancient Jewish esoteric teachings (such as the Zohar) and the Talmud, itself, are much more informative about this issue and state that Cain was the son of an angel of the Lord by the name of Samael, who is referred to as the serpent.

Even in the Bible, there remain snippets of this story. For example in 1 John 3:12 it says, “ Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother” (emphasis mine). So once again the reference to Cain’s father being the evil one or the serpent. Even Jesus said something similar: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him “(Gospel of John 8:44).

The skeleton in the closet of Adam and Eve is that a god fathered Cain while Adam sired Seth, whose line led to King David and Jesus. So Cain was the royal seed of the “gods” while Seth was the first son of Man (Adam). The conflict between these two bloodlines has reverberated down through history and is still being played out today.

So a god fathered Cain and Abel, not Adam. To be more precise, it was a Sumerian god.  Perhaps, a little background is in order. The Old Testament was first written down around 500 BC.   Prior to that, the biblical stories were passed down from generation to generation as oral tradition. That oral tradition came from Sumeria through Abraham and his descendants (see my prior posts for details). Sumerian texts have the complete story of creation called The Seven Tablets of Creation which give the real story of how Homo sapiens was created and who fathered Cain, Abel and Seth.  The kicker is that the Sumerian gods weren’t really gods at all, but rather a highly advanced race of physical life forms.  Therefore, mankind really was created in the image and likeness of the “gods”.

 

Where goest thou Christianity?

So exactly where does that leave Christianity? Well, when your minister starts his sermon with “And last night God talked to me”, you can be sure that it never happened; neither was anyone present when God supposedly said, “Let there be light”.  In the Bible, there are many stories about God – stories where he “appeared” to various people. What’s missing from those stories is any description about God, any description at all. Think of it. Everyone is in search of God and yet those who “find” him don’t even bother to describe him!

The reason as John says is that, “ No one has ever seen God” (Gospel of John 1:18 ) and that, “God is spirit” (Gospel of John 4:24). Paul echoes John’s concept of an invisible God (see Colossians 1:15) and then goes on to say that, “Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse” (Rom. 1:20). Nevertheless, some Christians still insist that the Bible is literally the Word of God and that God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Yet, all one has to do is to read the Bible to understand that it can’t all be the Word of God since some passages stand in stark opposition to others. In particular, the god of Genesis is the polar opposite of the god of the New Testament, the god of John and Paul. One is as human as any human, (i.e. emotional, vain and prone to violence). The other is all-loving and all-good.

Side Note: If the all-loving and all-good god was the Absolute, then where did evil come from?

Both of these gods are simply man’s “perception” about God – an attempt to comprehend the incomprehensible. To be intellectually honest, Christianity needs to choose between these two gods as you can’t have both, although neither is really the Prime Creator. They also need to admit that Genesis, with its concept of the Creation, was borrowed from older Sumerian texts.  The inconvenient truth is that the God(s) of Genesis is not God, the Prime Creator. All they ever were, and will be, is what I call “the gods that never were.”

 

“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 on which all other ideas are grounded.”

– Plato

P.S. Of course, Plato was talking about the First Cause/Prime Creator who can not be found in any holy book.