Crimes Against Humanity - Religious Falsehoods
Undoing Religious Wrongs
Glance over any ancient ruin and you will see the God of antiquity. In the sunrise, sunset and over the buildings created to bring about the sun star, there it is.
With the power of the sun evident in the whole of life from its beginning to end it is little wonder that it was considered a god and that it was deemed the mother of everything. From it comes the light to see, the warmth to feel and the heat to make things grow. It waxes and wanes across the sky creating seasons and in winter it pretty much disappears. That made people afraid and it is fear that still drives religious thinking, only now the fear is created from the imagination.
Giving obeisance to it and pampering it with gifts and through words and deeds set up a philosophical train of thinking that is still with us. The sun star was called 'Mari' which translates as 'Mother's Powerful Eye' . That could also be written as ''Ma-i-a' for Mother's Eye of Power. The image shows the circle through which the six armed cross appears. In other visions of the sun, especially at dawn, the four armed or right angled cross appears. It is from that image that the idea of worshiping the cross came about.
Common Threads Prove Starting Point
The common threads running through all religions prove their ancestral genesis. Chief among them is belief in an eternal life after death. Thousands of years ago at least the notion was born that life on earth is a stepping stone to life in the sky. That thread still holds religions together.
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Religion started from sun worship?
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Are You Aware - Of the common threads in religions?
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COMMON LINKS PROVE HERITAGE
If something has common links with something else, such as in language and/or religion then they have a common ancestor. It is this fact that linguists use to connect languages, e.g. identifying the Romance languages or those related to European languages, such as Sanskrit.
Common to All Three Belief Systems
Here is a short list of some of the commonalities:
1) They believe and promote heaven and hell
2) The leaders wear long robes
3) They wear circular head caps
4) They believe in a monotheistic god
5) They worship in buildings, such as temples, churches or mosques
6) They preach from elevated platforms or pulpits
7) They discriminate against women
8) They believe in sin
9) They bury the dead
10) They have a special prophet who supposedly reigns in heaven
11) They have a book for credibility
12) They have feast days and festivals
13) They use idols as instruments of worship
14) They are violent towards non-believers
15) They promote the idea that their religion is the only true one
16) They claim they speak for God
17) The chief officer claims that he has the right to send people to heaven or hell
18) They usually have a country in which their headquarters are held
19) They forbid their followers to explore other faiths
20) They have a list of commandments supposedly give to them by God through a prophet
21) They uphold the Old Testament writings as the base for their religions.
22) They control sex and insist on religious marriage
23) Children are educated into the faith from birth
24) The entire community is engaged in keeping the faith
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Is Fundamentalism a Good Thing - or is it bad?
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Fear and Power
There are two major strings that religions use to manipulate their people. One is heaven and the other is hell. Heaven is a reward for obedience and whatever organisation one belongs to the rules are much the same. The head officer has the keys and will tell the audience how they might serve him and gain his favour. It is not always; in fact it is rarely, about the Supreme God.
The other string is hell. Do something wrong, chase after other faiths, refuse to do the head's bidding and he will cast you into it. There you will fry in massive heat for all of eternity. That is the fear to keep people in line. It is the strongest stick religion has and beating people with it causes many to become insane. Others may be induced to commit atrocious crimes, such as blowing themselves up in crowds and causing as many deaths as possible.
Fire is something we all fear and the results of burning are horrendous. But we know, thanks to medical science, that the nerves alone transmit pain to the brain. That means you have to have living conductors to feel it. The dead have no such thing so they cannot feel pain or pleasure as promoted by these criminal organisations. I call them criminal because the hierarchy know what I know and they continue to mislead, gather in funds, and terrorise.
Are You Aware of the Murders - Conducted by religious people against others?
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Fear as a Deterrent
Religions all use fear to keep people in line and as a warning to others. Among the worst atrocities in recent times was the Catholic Inquisitions that took place between the 12th and 19th Centuries. Can you imagine that these were still going on during the reign of Queen Victoria and after the French Revolution?
The 1578 handbook for inquisitors stated in Latin: ... quoniam punitio non refertur primo & per se in correctionem & bonum eius qui punitur, sed in bonum publicum ut alij terreantur, & a malis committendis avocentur. Translation from the Latin: "... for punishment does not take place primarily and per se for the correction and good of the person punished, but for the public good in order that others may become terrified and weaned away from the evils they would commit. (cited Wikipedia)
Fear comes in many forms and terror and consequences related to horrendous punishment is normal for religions. People fear to be isolated; exiled; ex-communicated; imprisoned; executed; and so on. Some fear the consequences of sex outside of marriage and we see horrendous punishment dealt out to Muslim women who have the misfortune to be raped or to fall in love with a man other than their husbands. It's little wonder they suffer the pain of wearing body covering garments, such as the berker, all day long. Some tell of stories that unless a woman is wearing a hijab or berker she is at risk of sexual abuse from men but if it occurs anyway she is deemed to be at fault. Honor killings are rife against women in these societies.
The worst form of death would surely be to be burned alive at the stake. That's what the Catholic Church put upon its so-called heretics or those who fell away from church laws. During this time many women and children were burned alive simply because they were deemed to be witches. That title could apply to anyone who performed a deed of mercy or healing along with those who the church considered evil.
Torture was another deterrent and many were tortured until their bodies broke apart. This was meant to extract confessions from them. But this type of thing continues to this day as men turn on men and operate with terror against others.
The religious world is controlled by magic, mysteries, misguided legends and myths. It is full of hot air and retaliation and it is a spawning ground for hate and retribution. The world must wake up and condemn these things or we will soon be suffering the consequences.
Consequences of Religious Power
Those of the Catholic Church are condemned in the Old Testament with passages like the following speaking against them.
They that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills. Lamentations 4:5
Over breeding is one of the main problems that come from the power of religion. It is the desire of Muslims, for instance, to out breed everyone in the countries that they are now migrating to, In Australia alone they are being encouraged by governments to have one child after the other and the consequences will be dire.
The result is that in a few short years the religious rites of people will be changed forever as Islam takes over.
The Catholic Church also insists on people breeding in large numbers. They wrote it in the New Testament as being the will of God, and that is a lie. As Jesus Christ never existed and the religion of Constantine has been proven as fake then whatever that organisation puts out should be removed,
Overpopulation is causing hardship and trouble around the world. Resources are declining and food will inevitably become more expensive and scarce as floods, fires, and climate changes take their toll on agriculture and food production. That means that millions will starve that are born today and the population of the world is still increasing dramatically,'
Where do You Stand - on over population?
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RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE NOT ALL TERRORISTS
It's the way-out and over the top fundamentalists and radicals within religions that do the damage.
They are outspoken, forceful, active and usually more violent than others. They insist that their way is right and are prepared to kill and even die to prove their points. Wars start when they call for it and people die at their hands.
Why Does Religion Survive
In this present day of enlightenment?
One could understand the need for religiouss worship when the Dark Ages were hanging around. But as the age of enlightenment dawned and the mysteries of life and how we got here began to dissolve why are we still tolerating the stupidity of the things religion promotes?
When religions rose to the fore they were generally violent in their nature. Constantine's religion, the Roman Catholic Church, was his parliament for controlling the spiritual side of his empire. He realized that people will do things when they think they are serving the divine more willingly than if it's for the emperor or his government.
He had another motive for establishing his religion. He was a murderer of thousands of people including his eldest son Crispus and his wife, the boy's mother. His religion forgives sins and guarantees that people exonerated by the priests are able to go to heaven, which he obviously believed in. Contemporary authors of his day wrote about this when they saw through his motives and recognised that he definitely had a lot on his conscience.
His way was to use fear and violence to force his will over those of his empire. That had been the thorn in the side of his predecessors. Of him it is claimed:
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had a wound by the sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the number of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Revelation 13:12-18
Building fear into people's minds is the nature of religious success and was carried out by leaders for centuries prior to his time., It is exactly as Insurance Companies, Retailers, Advertising Agencies and so on do it. Day after day ads warning people that they will die and their families will be left with hefty bills are played on my local television set. They are forcing people to buy insurance to pay for it when the time comes. What they do not tell you is that many of these companies go out of business so when the day comes it will be hit and miss whether or not they are still around. They also try to get out of paying if they can so there will be a lot of hidden, hard to read clauses in the policy you sign.
Once you have insurance the companies that 'take you under' are able to lift their prices on the show and ritual that will see you off. Everything becomes more expensive so that others will need insurance in the hope they can meet the cost. It also means that kids will push their parents into taking out policies to ensure they won't be hit with large bill when the time comes.
That's the nature of religion. If enough fear is put into people about dying and going to hell, which does not exist, then they will willingly part with money to ensure they go the other way. That's why religions, like the Catholic Church, promote that they have the keys to heaven. They brainwash their congregations from birth to believe everything the priest or their Pope tell them. That is their ears are deafened and eyes blinded to reality.
Juxtaposed over the fear are the promises of an eternity in beauty and pleasure that nothing on earth can surpass, and yet they are modeled on earth and on man's own creations.
No one has even given a satisfactory description of heaven nor been able to state where it is, except that it is up there. That is convenient because up there cannot be seen unless one is up there. Well man has been up there and it has not been found. Not has hell!
Forgiveness of sins is another huge con. Sin was something philosophers invented and then described the soul to suit the reflection of one's life, either good or bad. It has never been found, either. But if one can have one's slate wiped clean then people are prepared to pay for it. But in order to achieve these results they must be a good communicant within the organisation. If they step outside and look elsewhere they are condemned to hell. What tricks, what cons and what fraud.
It is in the examination of what forgiveness of so-called sins has brought upon the world that the true picture comes alive.
So Many Gods and Religions
Dawkins and the Bishop
Sins and Crimes
There are many religions and many gods. Around the world it is a known fact that the following things are commonplace. It is also a fact that governments are powerless to stop the crime that religions allow and even encourage and/or are a part of. They demonstrate just how stupid mankind is and how ridiculous is any civilization that permits them.
1. Religion guarantees the faithful a place in heaven. But no one knows where or what that is
2. Religions forgive murder, pedophilia, rape and other crimes
3. Crims know they can repeat these crimes without eternal punishment
4. Crims ignore the law for the sake of what the priest tells them
5. The priests ignore the law because the perpetrators of crime have been forgiven
6. So there need be no judgement afterwards except through the Church
7. People can be violent killers without repercussions in the eyes of the religions
8. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco all have religious origins
9. Governments are ruled by religion as many serving politicians are faithful.
10. Religious people control the media (at least in Australia) so no one can oppose it
11. Money gathered by religions are non-taxable
12. Birth rate soars as religions favour large families and refuse to allow abortions
13. Family planning is forbidden by religious fundamentalists
14. Women are discriminated against
15. Women are treated like cattle in many religious societies
16. Women have no voice in religious matters
17. Women are deemed to be the cause of sin
18. Women are executed for being raped
19. Women are executed in honor killings
20. Female babies are disposed of because of dowry money
21. The caste system in India is due to religious beliefs
22. Poverty stems from religious beliefs
23. Religious idols have no power and yet they are treated as gods
24. People are confused and cannot listen to or see reason unless it comes from a priest
King James Bibles
If you need a bible to check up on things then the King James is the least changed from the original. Over the years other bibles have altered things to make them more agreeable to current trends and this has altered the meaning of many prophecies. Also bibles that have colored passages can mislead you as they tend to be the views of religious leaders and not necessarily those of God,
Has This Lens Made a Difference - to your thinking of religion?
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The Balance Warding Off Crime
People are led to believe that religion is from God and in order to get help with problems or solutions to stress they have to go to the priests or at least to a church, temple or mosque. They are informed that God will look after them if they do such and such. This is one of the greatest crimes ever.
God is Spirit, the Great Spirit of the Universe. It has no sex, has never fathered a child or given birth to one and it is with us constantly. It alone decides on what we do and what we believe. It has its people and they are the ones being brought out of religion and into a spiritual state as we approach the end. It was all promised in the spiritual prophecies in the Old Testament. Religious leaders have tried to hide those visions because they made up some new ones in what are called The New Testament, the Koran and the Torah.
To get the strength you need, if you are at all spiritual, then turn your back on all religious teachings and allow the Spirit to lead and guide you from hereon in. The Spirit is waiting for the return of Its people that are called by a special name that you can discover in my other lenses.
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