Friday, April 24, 2009
Okay, the Taliban does not represent the Muslim majority. However, under the banner of Islam, the Taliban is gobbling up Pakistan-making a bridge form Afghanistan to Kashmir. Why would they want to do that unless they plan on stirring the fire between India and Pakistan? This is just another exanmple of unbridled religion creating chaos and turmoil that can only lead to more death and destruction.
The Pakistan policy of appeasement brings memories of Nazi Germany. In that case, Christians stood by has millions were slaughtered. In this case, millions of Muslims are standing by as who knows what will come next. Throughout history, religions have either generated hate and death, or idly watched as others committed atrocities in their name.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I AM SURE MOST HAVE HEARD THIS STORY BUT IT IS WORTH REPEATING. RELIGION ONCE AGAIN REARS ITS UGLY HEAD and turns a blind eye. Look at the world today and you can rest its turmoil and chaos at the feet of organized religions. And even the large corporations and bankers conduct their activities with the blessings of churches, mosques and synagogues-if that were not so, why are they not denouncing the greed that has caused our economic crisis?
By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER and ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS, Associated Press Writers Bradley S. Klapper And Alexander G. Higgins, Associated Press Writers – 2 hrs 12 mins ago
"GENEVA – A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caused an uproar with a speech attacking Israel at a U.N. conference on racism, the U.N. said Tuesday that Ahmadinejad had actually dropped language from the speech that described the Holocaust as "ambiguous and dubious."
The U.N. and the Iranian Mission in Geneva did not comment on why the change was made. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, said he had met with the Iranian president before his speech Monday and reminded him the U.N. had adopted resolutions "to revoke the equation of Zionism with racism and to reaffirm the historical facts of the Holocaust."
Ahmadinejad may have decided to drop the Holocaust phrase that was in his original text to deliver his condemnation of Israel in a more palatable fashion for many countries.
Still, Ahmadinejad's accusation that the West used the Holocaust as a "pretext" for aggression against Palestinians still provoked walkouts by delegates including every European Union country in attendance. But others, including those from the Vatican, stayed in the room because they said he stopped short of denying the Holocaust.
The walkout came after Ahmadinejad accused Western nations of complicity in violence against Palestinians surrounding the foundation of Israel.
The original text of his speech said "following World War II, they resorted to military aggression to make an entire nation homeless on the pretext of Jewish sufferings and the ambiguous and dubious question of Holocaust."
U.N. spokeswoman Marie Heuze said U.N. officials had checked back with the interpreters and the Farsi recording of Ahmadinejad's speech, and determined that the Iranian president had dropped the terms "ambiguous and dubious," referring instead in Farsi to "the abuse of the question of the Holocaust."
Adding to the confusion, the live English translation of the speech did not mention the word "Holocaust" at all, while the French stayed true to the spoken words of Ahmadinejad. The English translator apparently was following the prepared text and stopped speaking when the Iranian president changed the wording.
The meeting turned chaotic from the start when two protesters in rainbow wigs tossed red clown noses at Ahmadinejad as he began his speech with a Muslim prayer. A Jewish student group from France said it had been trying to convey "the masquerade that this conference represents."
Thirteen people who disrupted the speech were expelled from the conference Tuesday.
The United States and eight other Western countries had already boycotted the event that started on the eve of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, because of concerns Muslim countries would drown out all other issues with calls to denounce Israel and restrict free speech when it comes to criticizing Islam."
Saturday, April 11, 2009
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"I have always found it interesting that the timing Christian holiday of Easter is based on the lunar cycle and the Spring Equinox. The holiday that the Christian world celebrates as Easter retains much of its pagan roots as a fertility festival and a time of balance as the days and nights (in the northern hemispheres) are of equal length. Even the name "Easter" is taken from the Saxon fertility goddess Ostara or Eostre, who is related to Astarte in ancient Babylon and Ashtoreth in ancient Israel. And the Easter bunny is, of course, an old pagan symbol of fertility.
The resurrection story of Jesus is virtually identical to the tale of the resurrection of the Phrygian god Attis who preceded him: According to Gerald Berry's Religions of the World: The Record of Man's Religious Faiths Primitive rites, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity and others written in 1965, "About 200 B.C. mystery cults began to appear in Rome just as they had earlier in Greece. Most notable was the Cybele cult centered on Vatican hill ...Associated with the Cybele cult was that of her lover, Attis (the older Tammuz, Osiris, Dionysus, or Orpheus under a new name). He was a god of ever-reviving vegetation. Born of a virgin, he died and was reborn annually. The festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday and culminated after three days in a day of rejoicing over the resurrection. "
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Jesus did not die on the cross to save you from your sins. Aside from the fact that he really did not die on the cross,he never said, "I am going to be crucified so you can live a sinful life but all will be forgiven, no matter what you do, as long as you believe I am your savior."
People want the easy way out. They want to steal from the poor, beat their wives, cheat their partners, lie, squander, rape, pillage and plunder and then proclaim that all is forgiven because we Jesus gave his life so we are forgiven. The arrogance and ignorance of this belief never ceases to amaze me.
Christianity is the only religion that worships the symbol of a bloody corpse on a cross. The cries of, 'he suffered for me' so that I will be forgiven go against all of the basic tenets of every religion, including the true teaching of Jesus.
Even at a rudimentary level of understanding, it is clear that the so called crucifixion is a metaphor. Not about suffering, but about the fact that in order to evolve spiritually, one must die to the illusion of this world and then rise to higher levels of consciousness in order to see truth.
Sorry folks, the sooner you recognize the inner teachings of Jesus and the meanings of his parables and the events that surrounded his life, the sooner you will die to religious dogma and be resurrected into the light of true spirituality.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
It is interesting to study and look up words in the Bible. For example, if you look for the word “saviour” in the Bible, these are the only references in the four Gospels: LUKE 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my SAVIOUR: LUKE 2:11 city of David a SAVIOUR, which is Christ the Lord; and, JOHN 4:42 is indeed the Christ, the SAVIOUR of the world. None of these words were spoken by Jesus and none specifically say that Jesus is saviour. Luke and John say that Christ is the saviour, but did they mean Jesus or were they referring to the concept of God within man, the Christ in each of us, is a saviour?
I am sure that fundamentalist, most whom have probably not even bothered to do this kind of search, would insist that “of course the reference is to Jesus” and it does not matter that Jesus never called himself the saviour. I think there is a great stretch of imagination and wishful thing here.
If you look for the word “save,” there is no reference that Jesus died or gave his life to “save” you from your sins. The closest reference is, JOHN 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to SAVE the world. Clearly a revealing choice of words. Jesus says, without much room for a differing interpretation, that if anyone hears what he has to say and does not believe him, that is okay! “I came not to judge…” One cannot help but wonder why so many Christians have condemned, judged, tortured and committed all manner of atrocities on those who were not followers of Jesus. “I came…to save the world.” By save, does he mean that if you believe in him you are saved? Saved from what? He certainly does not condemn those who don’t follow him so what does he mean by save? Does he not mean that he came with a message of peace and love and if you believe and adhere to this message, the world will be a better place? How can anyone reasonably make a quantum leap and think that this means that Jesus died for your sins? How does any rational person come to the conclusion that Jesus died on a cross for your salvation? In Luke we read, “76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77 To give knowledge of SALVATION unto his people by the remission of their sins…” This is not a claim of Jesus and, it is said that ‘knowledge’ of salvation is give. Again, there is no reference to ‘salvation’ being achieved by someone dying on a cross.
As I drive to work there are many churches and many signs on those churches; billboards proclaiming the latest sound bite for the day. All are now filled with such phrases as; ‘Jesus died for you,” “Jesus gave his life to save you,” “Jesus rose from the grave to free you of your sins,” etc. Jesus taught that each of you is responsible for your actions. He taught that no one should make judgments. He taught that you can be perfect, even as gods. He taught that there is a Christ within each of you. Jesus never said that he died for your sins. On the contrary, he taught that you are responsible for your life and your reality. He never let you off the hook for your actions. Those who think they can be a horrible person all week, and then be absolved from their actions by going to church and singing hymns are delusional. (See JESUS TAUGHT IT, TOO: THE EARLY ROOTS OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION).
All of these issues are explored and revealed in the first two books of the WAKING GOD TRILOGY. Mantrella (a.k.a. Lucifer) says, “It is not about saving humanity, it never has been.” Read the books and explore the context of these words. Discover why any so called ‘salvation’ can only come from within. Discover how religious dogma has actually been a force of darkness and not Light. Go on-line and find a concordance of the Bible. Do some research. Explore your religious beliefs with an open mind.
Oh, I hope you all understand that Easter is really a Pagan holiday in which the rites of Spring are celebrated. The time was chosen by the Church to compete for the hearts, minds and souls of them heathens!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wow! Waking God: Book One – The Journey Begins is definitely a spiritual thriller. The characters are so vivid that it feel as if they jump out of the pages and are suddenly standing in the room right before your eyes. If you read between the lines, many mysteries and secret codes, The Tarot Code, are revealed which provides readers the opportunity for profound thinking. Many truths of the reality of our life here on earth are hidden in the pages of this unique book if you dare to allow yourself to step out of the darkness into the light. I am THRILLED that Waking God – The Journey Begins is a trilogy for I long to continue seeking the truths by reading more about these secret codes. It is bound to open more doors to the mysteries of this life we view as reality and strengthen your faith that it is only an illusion. I highly recommend this book to all!