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The Original Sin

Posted in Religion with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by Xrystiann

 

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Jesus Christ Or Santa Claus

Posted in Religion with tags , , , , , , , on October 1, 2010 by Xrystiann

We are now in the Holiday season. A time of year when we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Recently, we thanked God for past and present blessings during our national Thanksgiving holiday. And now we look forward with great anticipation, to December 25th, Christmas day. We prepare for festive celebration and rejoicing: families gather, gifts are purchased, and food prepared.

It is interesting to note that we are a nation that loves to celebrate. We enjoy setting aside a day, an hour, or a week to enjoy some specific occurrence or occasion. This is not, however, a recent tradition for mankind. Pagan history is filled with festive celebrations from the appeasement of gods, to fertility, to the increase of crops.

It was commanded by God that the Jews stop to recognize and remember how Jehovah/God brought them safely out of slavery and bondage into freedom and peace. And it was during the Passover (holiday), when the Jews were required to return to Jerusalem, the center of national worship, and remember what a mighty God they served. Consequently, we find it proper and in order to point to the coming of our Lord and Savior.

Our calender is replete with celebrating days for various events and individuals. Easter, Labor Day, New Year’s, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day, Christmas, are just s few. Name the occasion and somewhere on planet earth its being celebrated. Yes, we are a people that loves to celebrate.

Accordingly, it will serve us well to stop and ask ourselves, why are we celebrating? Why are we so jubilant? Why dine together? Why do we festivally fellowship, and socialize, with friends, relatives, and neighbors? Why the trees and trimming?—the tinsel and glitter. Why all the city decorations, firework stands, glowing lights, children being photographed with a man in a red suit? Why all the shopping and cluttered malls and freeways? One may simply say, “it’s Christmas Time… Don’t you see the Santa Claus, his reindeer’s, the toys and the Christmas Trees? It’s Christmas Time. Yes its Christmas Time.” That’s what the celebration is all about….Or is it? Is all the rejoicing for Jesus Christ, a light to lighten the Gentiles or is it for Santa Claus? What is all the festive celebrating really about? Is it for the Savior or Santa? Are we as anxious about the annual celebration of the birth Jesus Christ as we are about the arrival of Saint Nick?

Let’s turn our attention to the gospel according to St. Luke 1:26-33 and here we will discover exactly where the spotlight of this season should fall:

“And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the Angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her Fear not, Mary: for thou has found favor with God, and, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

Jesus Christ or Santa Claus? It has become more difficult to determine whether the Christ child is at the center of Christmas or Santa Claus. A primary reason is because the spirit of this season, as promoted by the world has become one gigantic commercial venture. We have gone from a season of joy and grace to a season of greed. The spotlight, if not far removed, has been precariously dimmed on the Christ child born in a manger. However, chubby little man in a red suit with a bag full of goodies is bathed in radiant beams and proudly displayed. The world has cleverly managed to turned the hearts of many Christians away from “the word that became flesh and dwelt among us,” St. John 1:14.

The most anticipated aspect of the Christmas holiday season is the receiving and giving of gifts. Hence, the commercialization of Christmas world wide. There is nothing wrong with sharing gifts, sharing is a blessed act. But we should not make sharing gifts the central focus in our christian Christmas experience. Giving, in every way, must be a daily event not a contrived, once a year, special occasion act. Giving should be a daily experience, not a seasonal one.

Surely, all of our hearts pound with excitement and expectation just thinking about the Video games, Furby’s, Barbie dolls, Nintendo 64’s, the Playstation, the jewelry, and the furs. The little kid in all of us should be exuberantly charged looking forward to our gifts; but the receiving of gifts should not be the main focus.

Our paramount act during this holiday should be that of praise and thanksgiving for what God has provided the world. He has given us a sacrificial lamb. His only begotten Son and in Him we have the most expensive and most precious gift from God to man, “ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish , but have everlasting life,” St. John 3:16. It is the Christ child that brings prominence to this holiday season and makes it a Merry Christmas not the ho! ho! ho! of Santa Claus.

A shopping bag I received from a gift shop read, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” Most would wholeheartedly agree that Jesus is the reason for this holiday season, and not Santa Claus. But as we observe an abundance of “greed and lust” that permeate this holiday season, we are no longer “beholding his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth,” St. John 1:14. Many are concerned with worldly things and not the “holy thing” conceived by Mary, St. Luke 1:35.

I wonder would God be pleased with our Christmas hassles or with our Christ like hope. Think about it. Would God be pleased with the financial debt most of us accumulate during this season? Would He be pleased with our seasonal giving? Would God be pleased with our “shop till we drop” attitudes? Or would He be more excited about our sacrifice and faithfulness. I wonder would God prefer our wrapped gifts with pretty bows or would He be delighted to have our body, spirit, and soul. We must be careful not replace Jesus Christ with Santa Claus and the ungodly spirit of this season. Surely, our Lord would not be pleased.

We must keep the Christ child raise high above the glitz and the clamor of this holiday. We must lift Him above the toys, above noise, above the false hopes that often accompany this time of the year. We must lift Him up so that His entrance may be visible and undeniable. The world needs to see Jesus Christ not Santa Claus.

The angel Gabriel lifts up Mary’s yet to be born son. Gabriel announces that He will have no ordinary entrance for, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God,” v. 35. Mary’s yet to be born Son would have no ordinary life. “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel,” St. Luke 2: 34. His name shall be called Jesus—the salvation of Jehovah: “For he shall save his people from their sins,” Matt. 1:21. Mary’s yet to be born Son’s death, burial, resurrection, and ascension would all prove to be extra ordinary.

Further Gabriel revealed that Mary’s yet to be born Son would be great: great in His love, great in His compassion, and great in His sacrifice. Jesus would live a great life. He would teach great parables. He would preach great sermons. He would heal with great power. He would be a great example. He would die a great death. He would be resurrected in great fashion. He would give the great commission. He would ascend to a great height. And He would rule universally and forever with great authority.

Jesus Christ is the Son of Man and the Son of the Most High God. He is God’s beloved and only begotten Son; whom God declares, “I am well pleased.”

This holiday the choice is yours “Jesus Christ or Santa Claus.” Mary’s baby or Santa Claus. Son of the Most High God or Santa Claus.

Santa will fill your stocking,
But Jesus will fill your heart with
Love that never fails,
Peace that surpasseth all understanding
Joy, unspeakably joy.
Santa comes only once a year—Christmas Eve,
But Jesus says, “Lo I am with you always.”
“I will never leave you nor forsake you”
Santa is making a list and checking it twice,
But Jesus has our names written in the
Lamb’s Book of Life.
Santa brings gifts,
But Jesus brought the gift of eternal life.
Santa comes with his sled and reindeer,
But Jesus is coming back with a mighty army
To receive unto Himself, His bride, the Church
Jesus Christ or Santa Claus?

– Clarence Talley


Satan’s Meeting: Are You Busy?

Posted in Religion with tags , , , , on September 19, 2010 by Xrystiann

Satan’s meeting (read even if you’re busy)

Satan [Iblis] called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said,  “We can’t keep Christians from going to church.” “We can’t keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth.” “We can’t even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their savior.”  “Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken.”

“So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, but steal their time, so they don’t have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.” “This is what I want you to do”, said the devil:

“Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!” “How shall we do this?” his demons shouted.

“Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds,” he answered.

“Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.”

“Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles.”

“Keep them from spending time with their children.” “As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!”

“Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice.” “Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive.” “To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly.” “This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ.”

“Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers.” “Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day.” “Invade their driving moments with billboards.” “Flood their mail boxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products , services and false hopes.”

“Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their  husbands will believe that outward beauty is what’s important, and they’ll become dissatisfied with their wives.” “Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night.” “Give them headaches too!” “If they don’t give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere.” “That will fragment their families quickly!”

“Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas.” “Give them an Easter bunny so they won’t talk about his resurrection and power over sin and death.”

“Even in their recreation, let them be excessive.” “Have them return from their recreation exhausted.” “Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God’s creation.” “Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead.” “Keep them busy, busy, busy!”

“And when they meet for spi ritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences.”

“Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus.”   “Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause.”

“It will work!”

“It will work!”

It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get more busy and more rushed, going here and there. Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful at his scheme?

You be the judge!

Does “busy” mean:
B-eing
U-nder
S-atan’s
Y-oke?

Zeitgeist, The Movie – Remastered

Posted in Religion with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2010 by Xrystiann

Zeitgeist (German pronunciation: [ˈtsaɪtɡaɪst] ( listen)) is “the spirit of the times” or “the spirit of the age.” [1] Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and/or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambience, morals, sociocultural direction or mood of an era.

The term zeitgeist is from German Zeit– ‘time’ (cognate with English tide and “time”) and Geist– ‘spirit’ (cognate with English ghost).

Zeitgeist: the Movie is a 2007 documentary film by Peter Joseph that asserts a number of ideas, including an artificial, mythological origin of Christianity, alternate theories for the parties responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center, and finally, claims that a cabal of international bankers are manipulating the international monetary system in order to introduce a unified world government. The film was officially released online on June 18, 2007 on zeitgeistmovie.com. A sequel, Zeitgeist: Addendum, focuses further on the monetary system and advocates a resource-based social system influenced by the ideas of Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project. Following Zeitgeist: Addendum, Peter Joseph created an organization called The Zeitgeist Movement to promote the ideas of Fresco’s Venus Project.  Peter Joseph has publicly stated that The Zeitgeist Movement, while inspired by his film’s content, is not an organization which supports them directly. A third film called Zeitgeist: Moving Forward  is scheduled to be released in Fall 2010. Peter Joseph has stated that its topics will focus on human behavior, technology, and rationality.

-http://en.wikipedia.org/

Ten [False] Reasons Why Atheists Are Wrong

Posted in Religion with tags , , on August 7, 2010 by Xrystiann

And now the flip-side of Sunday’s Ten Signs list. I told you I’d seen the version of this that addresses atheists. I tell you what, if this is the best they can come up with, I don’t know why there’s still any argument about it…

I’ll provide my answers to each one of these.

  1. You vigorously deny the existence of God, yet you frequently blame Him for all the “evils” in the world, all the natural disasters, and everything else under the sun that is wrong in modern society.
  2. You feel insulted and “dehumanized” when creationists say that people were created in the image and likeness of God, but you have no problem with the evolutionist claim that we all evolved from slime by a cosmic accident.
  3. You criticize fundamental Christians who believe the Bible, and say that it can’t possibly be true because it’s just a book written by mere men, yet you never question any of Darwin’s writings or Richard Dawkins’ books.
  4. You can’t seem to understand the primary differences between fundamental Muslims and fundamental Christians (hint: strap-on TNT. Plus – Muhammad says, “kill innocent people and yourself if you love me.” Jesus Christ said, “I’ll die for you because I love you”).
  5. You say the Bible is full of fairytales and fables, yet you believe all life forms including plants, trees, insects, birds, fish, reptiles and mammals evolved from one species into another – As if evolution isn’t the biggest fairytale of them all.

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Decoding The Past: Doomsday 2012

Posted in Religion with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2010 by Xrystiann

History Channel The world is coming to an end on December 21, 2012! The ancient Maya made this stunning prediction more than 2,000 years ago. We’ll peel back the layers of mystery and examine in detail how the Maya calculated the exact date of doomsday. Journey back to the ancient city of Chichen Itza, the hub of Maya civilization deep in the heart of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, to uncover the truth about this prophecy. The Maya were legendary astronomers and timekeepers–their calendar is more accurate than our own. By tracking the stars and planets they assigned great meaning to astronomical phenomena and made extraordinary predictions based on them–many of which have come true. Could their doomsday prophecy be one of them? In insightful interviews archaeologists, astrologers, and historians speculate on the meaning of the 2012 prophecy. Their answers are as intriguing as the questions.

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Zeitgeist Part I – The Greatest Story Ever Told

Posted in Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2010 by Xrystiann

This is the sun.

As far back as 10 thousand B.C., history is abundant with carvings and writings reflecting peoples respect and adoration for this object.  And it is simple to understand why as every morning the sun would rise, bringing vision, warmth, and security, saving man from the cold, blind, predator-filled darkness of night.  Without it, the cultures understood, the crops would not grow, and life on the planet would not survive.  These realities made the sun the most adorned object of all time.  Likewise, they were also very aware of the stars.  The tracking of the stars allowed them to recognize and anticipate events which occurred over long periods of time, such as eclipses and full moons.  They in turn catalogued celestial groups into what we know today as constellations.

This is the Cross of the Zodiac.

One of the oldest conceptual images in human history.  It reflects the sun as it figuratively passes through the 12 major constellations over the course of a year.  It also reflects the 12 months of the year, the 4 seasons, and the solstices and equinoxes.  The term Zodiac relates to the fact that constellations were anthropomorphized, or personified, as figures, or animals.

In other words, the early civilizations did not just follow the sun and stars; they personified them with elaborate myths involving their movements and relationships.  The sun, with its life-giving and -saving qualities was personified as a representative of the unseen creator or god.  It was known as “God’s Sun,” the light of the world, the savior of human kind.  Likewise, the 12 constellations represented places of travel for God’s Sun and were identified by names, usually representing elements of nature that happened during that period of time.  For example, Aquarius, the water bearer, who brings the Spring rains.

This is Horus.

He is the Sun God of Egypt of around 3000 BC.  He is the sun, anthropomorphized, and his life is a series of allegorical myths involving the sun’s movement in the sky.  From the ancient hieroglyphics in Egypt, we know much about this solar messiah.  For instance, Horus, being the sun, or the light, had an enemy known as Set and Set was the personification of the darkness or night. And metaphorically speaking, every morning Horus would win the battle against Set- while in the evening, Set would conquer Horus and send him into the underworld

It is important to note that “dark vs. light” or “good vs. evil” is one of the most ubiquitous mythological dualities ever known and is still expressed on many levels to this day.

Broadly speaking, the story of Horus is as follows: Horus was born on December 25th of the virgin Isis-Meri.  His birth was accompanied by a star in the east, which in turn, three kings followed to locate and adorn the new-born savior.  At the age of 12, he was a prodigal child teacher, and at the age of 30 he was baptized by a figure known as Anup and thus began his ministry.  Horus had 12 disciples he traveled about with, performing miracles such as healing the sick and walking on water.

Horus was known by many gestural names such as The Truth, The Light, God’s Annointed Son, The Good Shepherd, The Lamb of God, and many others.  After being betrayed by Typhon, Horus was crucified, buried for 3 days, and thus, resurrected.

These attributes of Horus, whether original or not, seem to permeate in many cultures of the world, for many other gods are found to have the same general mythological structure.

Attis of Phyrigia, born of the virgin Nana on December 25th, crucified, placed in a tomb and after 3 days, was resurrected.

Krishna of India, born of the virgin Devaki with a star in the east signaling his coming, performed miracles with his disciples, and upon his death was resurrected.

Dionysus of Greece, born of a virgin on December 25th, was a traveling teacher who performed miracles such as turning water into wine, he was referred to as the “King of Kings,” “God’s Only Begotten Son,” “The Alpha and Omega,” and many others, and upon his death, he was resurrected.

Mithra of Persia, born of a virgin on December 25th, he had 12 disciples and performed miracles, and upon his death was buried for 3 days and thus resurrected, he was also referred to as “The Truth,” “The Light,” and many others.  Interestingly, the sacred day of worship of Mithra was Sunday.

The fact of the matter is there are numerous saviors, from different periods, from all over the world, which subscribe to these general characteristics.  The question remains: why these attributes, why the virgin birth on December 25th, why dead for three days and the inevitable resurrection, why 12 disciples or followers?  To find out, let’s examine the most recent of the solar messiahs.

Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary on December 25th in Bethlehem, his birth was announced by a star in the east, which three kings or magi followed to locate and adorn the new savior.  He was a child teacher at 12, at the age of 30 he was baptized by John the Baptist, and thus began his ministry.  Jesus had 12 disciples which he traveled about with performing miracles such as healing the sick, walking on water, raising the dead, he was also known as the “King of Kings,” the “Son of God,” the “Light of the World,” the “Alpha and Omega,” the “Lamb of God,” and many others.  After being betrayed by his disciple Judas and sold for 30 pieces of silver, he was crucified, placed in a tomb and after 3 days was resurrected and ascended into Heaven.

Born of a virgin
Born on Dec. 25
Star in the East

First of all, the birth sequence is completely astrological.  The star in the east is Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, which, on December 24, aligns with the 3 brightest stars in Orion’s Belt.  These 3 bright stars are called today what they were called in ancient times: The Three Kings.  The Three Kings and the brightest star, Sirius, all point to the place of the sunrise on December 25th.  This is why the Three Kings “follow” the star in the east, in order to locate the sunrise — the birth of the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

The Virgin Mary is the constellation Virgo, also known as Virgo the Virgin.  Virgo in Latin means virgin.

The ancient glyph for Virgo is the altered “M”.  This is why Mary along with other virgin mothers, such as Adonis’s mother Myrra, or Buddha’s mother Maya begin with an M.  Virgo is also referred to as the House of Bread, and the representation of Virgo is a virgin holding a sheaf of wheat.  This House of Bread and its symbol of wheat represents August and September, the time of harvest.  In turn, Bethlehem, in fact, literally translates to “house of bread”.  Bethlehem is thus a reference to the constellation Virgo, a place in the sky, not on Earth.

There is another very interesting phenomenon that occurs around December 25th, or the winter solstice.  From the summer solstice to the winter solstice, the days become shorter and colder.  From the perspective of the northern hemisphere, the sun appears to move south and get smaller and scarcer.  The shortening of the days and the expiration of the crops when approaching the winter solstice symbolized the process of death to the ancients.  It was the death of the Sun.  By December 22nd, the Sun’s demise was fully realized, for the Sun, having moved south continually for 6 months, makes it to it’s lowest point in the sky.  Here a curious thing occurs: the Sun stops moving south, at least perceivably, for 3 days.  During this 3 day pause, the Sun resides in the vicinity of the Southern Cross, or Crux, constellation.  And after this time on December 25th, the Sun moves 1 degree, this time north, foreshadowing longer days, warmth, and Spring.  And thus it was said: the Sun died on the cross, was dead for 3 days, only to be resurrected or born again.  This is why Jesus and numerous other Sun Gods share the crucifixion, 3-day death, and resurrection concept.  It is the Sun’s transition period before it shifts its direction back into the Northern Hemisphere, bringing Spring, and thus salvation.

However, they did not celebrate the resurrection of the Sun until the spring equinox, or Easter.  This is because at the spring equinox, the Sun officially overpowers the evil darkness, as daytime thereafter becomes longer in duration than night, and the revitalizing conditions of spring emerge.

Now, probably the most obvious of all the astrological symbolism around Jesus regards the 12 disciples.  They are simply the 12 constellations of the Zodiac, which Jesus, being the Sun, travels about with.

[Jesus in Zodiac – 11th Century A.D.]

In fact, the number 12 is replete throughout the Bible.  This text has more to do with astrology than anything else.

Coming back to the cross of the Zodiac, the figurative life of the Sun, this was not just an artistic expression or tool to track the Sun’s movements.  It was also a Pagan spiritual symbol, the shorthand of which looked like this.  This is not a symbol of Christianity.  It is a Pagan adaptation of the cross of the Zodiac.  This is why Jesus in early occult art is always shown with his head on the cross, for Jesus is the Sun, the Sun of God, the Light of the World, the Risen Savior, who will “come again,” as it does every morning, the Glory of God who defends against the works of darkness, as he is “born again” every morning, and can be seen “coming in the clouds,” “up in Heaven,” with his “Crown of Thorns,” or sun rays.

Now, of the many astrological-astronomical metaphors in the Bible, one of the most important has to do with the ages.  Throughout the scripture there are numerous references to the “Age.”  In order to understand this, we need to be familiar with the phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes.  The ancient Egyptians along with cultures long before them recognized that approximately every 2150 years the sunrise on the morning of the spring equinox would occur at a different sign of the Zodiac.  This has to do with a slow angular wobble that the Earth maintains as it rotates on it’s axis.  It is called a precession because the constellations go backwards, rather than through the normal yearly cycle.  The amount of time that it takes for the precession to go through all 12 signs is roughly 25,765 years.  This is also called the “Great Year,” and ancient societies were very aware of this.  They referred to each 2150 year period as an “age.”  From 4300 B.C. to 2150 B.C., it was the Age of Taurus, the Bull.  From 2150 B.C. to 1 A.D., it was the Age of Aries, the Ram, and from 1 A.D. to 2150 A.D. it is the Age of Pisces, the age we are still in to this day, and in and around 2150, we will enter the new age: the Age of Aquarius.

Now, the Bible reflects, broadly speaking, a symbolic movement through 3 ages, while foreshadowing a 4th.  In the Old Testament when Moses comes down Mount Sinai with the 10 Commandments, he is very upset to see his people worshiping a golden bull calf.  In fact, he shattered the stone tablets and instructed his people to kill each other in order to purify themselves.  Most Biblical scholars would attribute this anger to the fact that the Israelites were worshiping a false idol, or something to that effect.  The reality is that the golden bull is Taurus the Bull, and Moses represents the new Age of Aries the Ram.  This is why Jews even today still blow the Ram’s horn.  Moses represents the new Age of Aries, and upon the new age, everyone must shed the old age.  Other deities mark these transitions as well, a pre-Christian god who kills the bull, in the same symbology.

Now Jesus is the figure who ushers in the age following Aries, the Age of Pisces the Two Fish.  Fish symbolism is very abundant in the New Testament, as Jesus is known as the Great Fisherman, he feeds 5000 people with bread and “2 fish.”  When he begins his ministry walking along Galilei, he befriends 2 fisherman, who follow him.  The Pope’s Miter or hat is incontrovertibly a fish-head, representing Pisces.  And I think we’ve all seen the Jesus-fish on the backs of people’s cars.  Little do they know what it actually means.  It is a Pagan astrological symbolism for the Sun’s Kingdom during the Age of Pisces.  Also, Jesus’ assumed birth date is essentially the start of this age.

At Luke 22:10 when Jesus is asked by his disciples where the next passover will be after he is gone, Jesus replied: “Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you bearing a pitcher of water… follow him into the house where he entereth in.”  This scripture is by far one of the most revealing of all the astrological references.  The man bearing a pitcher of water is Aquarius, the water-bearer, who is always pictured as a man pouring out a pitcher of water.  He represents the age after Pisces, and when the Sun (God’s Sun) leaves the Age of Pisces (Jesus), it will go into the House of Aquarius, as Aquarius follows Pisces in the precession of the equinoxes.  Also Jesus is saying is that after the Age of Pisces will come the Age of Aquarius.

Now, we have all heard about the end times and the end of the world.  Apart from the cartoonish depictions in the Book of Revelation, the main source of this idea comes from Matthew 28:20, where Jesus says “I will be with you even to the end of the world.”  However, in King James Version, “world” is a mistranslation, among many mistranslations.  The actual word being used is “aeon”, which means “age.” “I will be with you even to the end of the age.”  Which is true, as Jesus’ Solar Piscean personification will end when the Sun enters the Age of Aquarius.  The entire concept of end times and the end of the world is a misinterpreted astrological allegory.  Let’s tell that to the approximately 100 million people in America who believe the end of the world is coming.

Furthermore, the character of Jesus, a literary and astrological hybrid, is most explicitly a plagiarization of the Egyptian Sun-god Horus.  For example, inscribed about 3500 years, on the walls of the Temple of Luxor in Egypt are images of the enunciation, the immaculate conception, the birth, and the adoration of Horus.  The images begin with Thaw announcing to the virgin Isis that she will conceive Horus, then Nef the holy ghost impregnating the virgin, and then the virgin birth and the adoration.  This is exactly the story of Jesus’ miracle conception.  In fact, the literary similarities between Horus and Jesus are staggering.

And the plagiarism is continuous.  The story of Noah and Noah’s Ark is taken directly from tradition.  The concept of a Great Flood is ubiquitous throughout the ancient world, with over 200 different cited claims in different periods and times.  However, one need look no further for a pre-Christian source than the Epic of Gilgamesh, written in 2600 b.c.  This story talks of a Great Flood commanded by God, an Ark with saved animals upon it, and even the release and return of a dove, all held in common with the biblical story, among many other similarities.

And then there is the plagiarized story of Moses.  Upon Moses’ birth, it is said that he was placed in a reed basket and set adrift in a river in order to avoid infanticide.  He was later rescued by a daughter of royalty and raised by her as a Prince.  This baby in a basket story was lifted directly from the myth of Sargon of Akkad of around 2250 b.c.  Sargon was born, placed in a reed basket in order to avoid infanticide, and set adrift in a river.  He was in turn rescued and raised by Akki, a royal mid-wife.

Furthermore, Moses is known as the Law Giver, the giver of the Ten Commandments, the Mosaic Law.  However, the idea of a Law being passed from God to a prophet on a mountain is also a very old motif.  Moses is just a law giver in a long line of law givers in mythological history.  In India, Manou was the great law giver.  In Crete, Minos ascended Mount Dicta, where Zeus gave him the sacred laws.  While in Egypt there was Mises, who carried stone tablets and upon them the laws of god were written.

And as far as the Ten Commandments, they are taken outright from Spell 125 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.  What the Book of the Dead phrased “I have not stolen” became “Thou shall not steal,” “I have not killed” became “Thou shall not kill,” “I have not told lies” became “Thou shall not bare false witness” and so forth.  In fact, the Egyptian religion is likely the primary foundational basis for  the Judeo-Christian theology.  Baptism, afterlife, final judgment, virgin birth and resurrection, crucifixion, the ark of the covenant, circumcision, saviors, holy communion, the great flood, Easter, Christmas, Passover, and many many more, are all attributes of Egyptian ideas, long created in Christianity and Judaism.

Justin Martyr, one of the first Christian historians and defenders, wrote: “When we say that he, Jesus Christ, our teacher, was produced without sexual union, was crucified and died, and rose again, and ascended into Heaven, we propound nothing different from what you believe regarding those who you esteem Sons of Jupiter.”  In a different writing, Justin Martyr said “He was born of a virgin, accept this in common with what you believe of Perseus.”  It’s obvious that Justin and other early Christians knew how similar Christianity was to the Pagan religions.  However, Justin had a solution.  As far as he was concerned, the Devil did it.  The Devil had the foresight to come before Christ, and create these characteristics in the Pagan world.

Fundamentalist Christianity, fascinating.  These people actually believe the World is 12,000 years old.  I actually asked one of these guys: “Ok, dinosaur fossils?”  He says: “Dinosaur fossils? God put those there to test our faith!”  … “I think God put you here to test my faith dude!” – Bill Hicks

[Which way to the Ark?]

The Bible is nothing more than an astro-theological literary fold hybrid, just like nearly all religious myths before it.  In fact, the aspect of transference, of one character’s attributes to a new character, can be found within the book itself.  In the Old Testament there’s the story of Joseph.  Joseph was a prototype for Jesus.  Joseph was born of a miracle birth, Jesus was born of a miracle birth.  Joseph was of 12 brothers, Jesus had 12 disciples.  Joseph was sold for 20 pieces of silver; Jesus was sold for 30 pieces of silver.  Brother “Judah” suggests the sale of Joseph, disciple “Judas” suggests the sale of Jesus.  Joseph began his work at the age of 30; Jesus began his work at the age of 30.  The parallels go on and on.

Furthermore, is there any non-Biblical historical evidence of any person, living with the name Jesus, the Son of Mary, who traveled about with 12 followers, healing people and the like?  There are numerous historians who lived in and around the Mediterranean either during or soon after the assumed life of Jesus. How many of these historians document this figure?  Not one.  However, to be fair, that doesn’t mean defenders of the Historical Jesus haven’t claimed the contrary. Four historians are typically referenced to justify Jesus’ existence. Pliny the younger, Suetonius, Tacitus are the first three. Each one of their entries consists of only a few sentences at best and only refer to the Christus or the Christ, which in fact is not name but a title. It means the “Anointed one” The fourth source is Josephus and this source has been proven to be a forgery for hundreds of years. Sadly, it is still sited as truth.

You would think that a guy who rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven for all eyes to see and performed the wealth of miracles acclaimed to him would have made it into the historical record.  It didn’t because once the evidence is weighed, there are very high odds that the figure known as Jesus, did not even exist.

The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man, called Christ in the place of the sun, and pays him the adoration originally paid to the sun.” – Thomas Paine

We don’t want to be unkind, but we want to be factual.  We don’t want to cause hurt feelings, but we want to be academically correct, in what we understand and know to be true.  Christianity just is not based on the truth.  We find that Christianity was in fact nothing more than a Roman story, developed politically.

The reality is, Jesus was the Solar Deity of the Gnostic Christian sect, and like all other Pagan gods, he was a mythical figure.  It was the political establishment that sought to historize the Jesus figure for social control.  By 325 a.d. in Rome, Emperor Constantine convened the Council of Nicea.  It was during this meeting that the politically motivated Christian Doctrines were established and thus began a long history of Christian bloodshed and spiritual fraud.  And for the next 1600 years, the Vatican maintained a political stranglehold on all of Europe, leading to such joyous periods as the Dark Ages, along with enlightening events such as the Crusades, and the Inquisition.

Christianity, along with all other theistic belief systems, is the fraud of the age.  It served to detach the species from the natural world, and likewise, each other.  It supports blind submission to authority.

“Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

It reduces human responsibility to the effect that “God” controls everything, and in turn awful crimes can be justified in the name of Divine Pursuit.  And most importantly, it empowers those who know the truth but use the myth to manipulate and control societies.  The religious myth is the most powerful device ever created, and serves as the psychological soil upon which other myths can flourish.

“A myth is an idea that, while widely believed, is false.  In a deeper sense, in the religious sense, a myth serves as an orienting and mobilizing story for people.  The focus is not on the story’s relation to reality, but on it’s function.  A story cannot function unless it is believed to be true in the community or the nation.  It is not a matter of debate that some people have the bad taste to raise the question of the truth of the sacred story.  The keepers of the faith won’t enter into debate with them.  They ignore them or denounce them as blasphemers.” Professor David Ray Griffin

“It is wrong, blasphemous, and sinful for you to suggest, imply, or help other people come to the conclusion that the US government killed 3000 of its own citizens.” – Tucker Carlson with Professor David Ray Griffin