||[31 Jan 2005|03:07pm]
In conversation with quiet_faerie about my last post I finally decided to continue with my view on Religion and Christ and its role in the conscious and bun conscious.
Let’s reflect on happiness in slavery. Is it possible that people are given enough in comfort that they accept the role of a slave? We are slave to our government, our religions, and our laws of physics as many would like us to believe. So you feel free, with your limited perception of what is and what isn't. When you accept boundaries you give up true freedom and find "acceptable limitations" Most every religion has "acceptable limitations" (one of the reasons I'm fairly fond of the Wiccian religion is they do not set such boundaries and leave open a realm of endless possibility, same for metaphysics) Catholics are by far the worst in America. They set up a hierarchy, seal documents, make decisions, govern, there are countless limitations and boundaries. My very search of other forms of spirituality and my in acceptance of their limitation condemns me in their view. This is enough to scare people into "contained enlightenment" ending their quest to be more than human. You take that emptiness and "fill it up with Christ" but what they do is cut off a drive. But the quest to reach a higher state is impossible to ebb. You can remove reproductive organs and kill a sex drive. You can remove parts of your brain to kill almost every other kind of drive, but the spiritual drive cannot be cut out. It is tethered from a different existence to us and we cannot cut, gouge or otherwise disown it. We can however try to ignore it consciously. When you "accept Christ into your heart" or "give yourself over to him" what you are doing is renouncing your spiritual drive, substituting your soul for fables, or perhaps even giving it over to a higher power, but it doesn't quite work. Years ago the Catholic religion condemned books and movies that spoke of and refer to "Magic" or "Faeries" or "unicorns" claming it was sacrilegious. They tried to destroy publications of such "fiction" and yet it has survived. If the largest religion in the United States is Christian which openly abolishes such works, why are they the most popular?
What makes someone drawn to "Lord Of The Rings"? Why do we have so many daydreaming of elves, and orcs and mystical rings of power? Why is it people believe in Psychics but claim to be Christian? It's our subconscious need for spiritual fulfillment (and getting on your knees to have a withered old man place crackers on the tongue does nothing for spirituality, merely a ritual used to keep us in a cycle) And further I ask this. Why do they dress themselves in ornate robes and jewelry (as Christ forbids) Why do they burn inscents and light candles and chant? (Did Christ do these? Or did Pagans?) They use Magic like anyone else, just enough to try to sustain you but forbid anyone but the "professionals" from performing such ceremony's. Why? It ensures their order, their hierarchy of importance. If you control who can perform the ritual, you control who can move in the ranks, and as such you control who will make the rules. This seals it for the general public so that they don’t reclaim their spiritual rights. And yet they catch themselves in a dream of unicorns and fairydust. They buy their kids Harry Potter books. They practice magic under the label "New Age" cos hell that aint pagan! It's all about control of perception. Allow them to feel free, but limit their freedom. If you seal a child in a house, never allowing him to leave, giving him no notion that the outside world exists, and tell him that Mail, and Food arrives by Magic, they will grow up to believe it not knowing anything else. Instill fear in them that any attempt to leave the house will end in eternal punishment, dictate to them what they can do, who they can procreate with and get them to tithe to you and the child will grow into a man who does the same to his own children. This is how religion has maintained to this day. How does this play into conspiracy, my new theme here? I'll get to that. But first I will stay on religion and my distaste for it.
The Catholic church has many rules, a vary narrow road to heaven but I quote one of the most famous scriptures in the bible, John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
So did Christ set the world free of enslavement thru the belief of him? What evil deeds did he speak of? And how does this adhere to the many many rules and regulations the Temple and the Church has set up so many times? How do magic rituals get tied into Christianity? The same way Pagan Holidays and Gods did.
Interesting, and fairly factual on pagan roots in Catholsism
Slight background on what and why, making Gods and Goddesses Saints
Much more information on this is out there if you care to find it, hundreds of books, thousands of sites. But one thing is for certain it did happen. Even my father, a devout Christian and scholar, after I brought it to him spent serious time researching it and acknowledged it as truth. He says "it was done for a good reason" But I feel if you pervert your faith (as Catholics did) just to bring more people to your church to tithe to you, you have not only lost their souls, but yours as well.
So the conspiracy of the Church (selling false relics, destroying historical documents, abolishing bibles for any who are not clergy, false accusations of heresy) has been well documented since its beginning. And all of it goes back to maintaining an order. Keeping the power where they think it belongs. But Magic leaks out yet again, which brings me to
The pope - Holy Father.
To declare a Man as the Holy Father is blasphemy, kind of reminds you of the days when Egyptians believed their Pharaohs were Gods does it not?
Christmas/Easter - Celebrating Pagan Holidays (decorating Trees, already covered in an earlier post)
Mother Mary, The Cross
Raising Idols. How many pray to Mother Mary? She is a mortal, and Christ himself said there can be no communication between the living and the dead. So when you have a vision of Mary, you are either Psychotic, or having a Vision of someone else (Goddess? Isis? Take your pick) Also images of Mary are forbidden by the second commandment. An image of something that is in heaven or under the earth.
Golden crosses, crucifixion scenes, forbidden by the Church at first, it goes against the second commandment. Graven image no? Also Christ is in heaven, you cannot make statues, or carvings of him.
Statues of Saints
Again 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'
I assume these people do not walk among us, do not make likenesses of them.
So the flaw is simple Catholics not only condone blasphemy, they enforce it. They live a lie, and no one questions it. Why? Because it's enforced with more man made laws by mandate of the Church, abusing Dogma to keep their people tithing. The power is in the Symbols, almost all religions know this, and it might be why the 10 commandments forbade it to a degree.
So the Church keeps its hierarchy and in order for men of power to remain in power they must do a simple thing. Keep a following to do their bidding, strip them of power, and convince them to make the next generation do the same. Government and Religion alike use these fascist tactics to perpetuate themselves.
The first 5 years of life are key to development. It's when you can change a child from a bumbling sack of needs to a human on a path of enlightenment and self sustaining drive. Education, play, love, attention, curiosity, positive habits in eating, sleep and lifestyle, these things can be implanted in a child and manifest themselves thru their whole life.
The next 5 can do two things;
one determine social development (see private and home schooling vs. public schooling and social development into adulthood, or just study some people who went to private or home schooling and take notice of the social changes.) This is when we teach children to perform routine rituals, and get themselves on a 9-5 work schedule. (bell rings go to class, bell rings go to other class, eat in allotted time. not done! too bad! bell rings recess, break time, bell rings back to class, bell rings change class, bell rings go back home) Based on drill and routine you can mold a child into the perfect puppet for an industrial society, or given the chance an artist, spiritual leader, or philosopher...
two You can lay a foundation of morality in them. Right and wrong, good bad. Invest into the child a sense of pride and prejudice. The "conscience" is formed to a degree, the nagging voice that emulated mother, father, god or higher self will last throughout their lives and often, long after the mind learns and grows the nagging will continue in the same fashion and tone it did in the preteen and adolescent years
Next 3-5 are crucial because you must display reward and outcome for following the set rules. Graduations, rewards, extracurricular awards/trophy’s, acceptance, community praise. Show them that being in their current mentality will reap reward and they will perpetuate it. Destroy it and you will leave them crippled and in doubt for their whole life.
Keep following me here.
These "institutional beliefs" were established by church and government as means to control and perpetuate. Thru the use of law, religious mandate, and propaganda they force children into the molded image they chose.
1 day a week the child is brought to "Sunday school" where Religion gets a crack at them
5-7 days a child is forced to school, which abides by institutional laws federally and locally required.
7 days a week a child is influenced by parents, setting moral and social law.
7 Days a week society and media implant moral and belief into the child. As parenting becomes less available, children turn to the media for entertainment and guidance. Propaganda comes to fruitarian.
For 18 years of your life you are under a conditional training, form that point you get your "acceptable limitation" of choices to enter the Military, Work Force, Clergy, or Secondary Education. This offers you the choice of Government, Corporation, Religion or a 4-12 year postponement of those choices, where you will abide by a frighteningly similar set of institutionalized rules.
How often do you meet a Catholic who wasn't raised Catholic? Or a Christian? And even if their parents weren’t fundamental Christians, they still grew up hearing about Christianity in this Christian society. Baby Jesus, Easter, television shows, who escapes the Bible's fables in this country? No one. It's part of the process to catch the few that fall thru the cracks.
All of this ensures you grow up to be a good little worker bee feeding your fat queen so she can propagate the hive.
There are some religions that seem to offer a different choice such as Buddhism, Setionism, Satanism, Masonry to name a few, but all have their own "acceptable limitations" and are an institution of their own right.
So finally I get to the Christ, and how I feel he was perverted.
Jesus came to set us free, but what was he setting us free from? A system as old as man itself. Religion, Government, Society.
Jesus was a pacifist
Jesus was a communist
Jesus was an anarchist
Does this sound like the Church you belong to? Waging wars, collecting tithing to ornate it's temple with gold, and keep you under a strict set of rules? Absolutely not! Christ told his followers to give up their land, possessions, wealth to follow him in a simple life. They worked together to provide, and did not live in excess (unlike the church who wear golden laced robes) and in a commune (basis of communism) provided what they needed and spread the word to set people free from bondage. Turn the other cheek... it is NOT what your president is doing under the guise of freedom and Christian compassion.
Do I believe Christ was the son of God? Well that depends. It's a point many Christians base a pivotal religion on. I believe that Christ was a man made of the Divine, currently, but the extent is limited. The Catholic Church will tell you there was only one Christ, one son of god. I pose a question, what makes them think he has only visited once? What makes them think that he cannot come again?
From ”THE JESUS MYSTERIES” by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy
“At the heart of the mysteries (Pagans) were myths concerning a dying and resurrecting goodman, who was known by many different names. In Egypt he was Osiris, in Greece Dionysus, in Asia Minor Attis, in Syria Adonis, in Italy Bachus, in Persia Mithras. Fundamentally all this godmen are the same mythical being … We were able to construct Jesus’ supposed biography from mythic motif previously relating to Osiris-Dionysus:
# Osiris-Dionysus is God made flesh, the savior and “Son of God”
# Osiris-Dionysus’ father is God and His mother is a mortal virgin.
# Osiris-Dionysus is born in a cave or a humble cowshed on December 25 before three shepherds.
# Osiris-Dionysus offers his followers the chance to be born again through the rites of baptism.
# Osiris-Dionysus miraculously turns water into wine at the marriage ceremony.
# Osiris-Dionysus rides triumphantly into town on a donkey while people wave palm leaves to honor him.
# Osiris-Dionysus dies at Easter time as a sacrifice for the sins of the world.
# Osiris-Dionysus: After his death he descends to hell, and then on the third day he rises from the dead and ascends to heaven in glory.
# Osiris-Dionysus’ followers await his return as the judge during the Last Days.
# Osiris-Dionysus’ death and resurrection are celebrated by a ritual meal of bread and wine, which symbolize his body and blood”
So as Christians, if you believe completely in the story of Christ as the New Testament tells it you have to ask yourself this: Was Jesus the ONLY son of God?
Either he was and he emulated other God Encarnations thousands of years before, or he did not do as the Bible tells and the Bible is one plagiarized book of half truth, or he is not and the birth of God on Earth is something that happens in cycles.
Last option is that The Bible and Ancient Texts of many cultures are being mistranslated and it's all some conspiracy.
So what I think about Jesus being God or not doesn't matter, what does matter is what I think about the Church pasting Jesus on every sick wrong and perverse thing they do as a way to use the symbols to control you.
Then remember even posing yourselves this question is a sin if you are Catholic. Now think about it next time you're going to "confession" (where you give your secrets up to a man of the cloth, thereby relinquishing your control and power to him since we know knowledge is power, thus the story of Adam and Even and the Apple) What is it doing for YOU personally? And what is it doing for them? Ask yourself if Christ ever erected a great tower to the heavens topped with gold (like the Churches, Temples and Pyramids of Egypt and Mexico) or did he carry with him a truth making his word and followers the Church. A truth so powerful and so humanly enabling that the Jews wanted him killed for it.
Jesus; enemy of the Church.
The bible warns us of corrupt religious leaders and False Prophets in the end days
"God told me to strike at al-Qaida and I struck them, and then He instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me, I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them." - G.W. Bush
I must say I have strong doubts about God instructing Bush to do anything besides fuck off and go to hell. But the people they think the leader is a Mandate of God! They think God appointed him President (for if god didn't want bush to be president he wouldn't be) and forget they have supposed free will to elect a fascist moron who's more like the Antichrist than Christ.
So it bothers me that so many Christians are afraid to doubt their religion and its leaders. They will forsake the word over the word of the institution. Now tell me if they are truly aware, truly educated or just grinding their bones for a system that sprouted from a mockery of Jesus Christ.
Remember the Catholics had to hold a meeting to decide if women had souls...
women won by only one vote.
They also had a meeting to decide if they should continue raping little boys...
If you need to hold a meeting about such things, then I don't think ANYONE should belong to the Religion.
And next time you find yourself reading the horoscope, or watching Star Wars, Lord OF The Rings, X-Men or anything that involves paganism and lore, or supernatural abilities ask yourself are you just entertained or is your soul gasping for breath?