Archive for the ‘Spirituality’ category

The spirits at war in us all

July 22, 2017

https://www.academia.edu/16338087/Believers_in_Christ_from_a_Muslim_Background_A_Global_Census

The work of a god marches on, while humans try to take credit, as usual.

Meanwhile the Alt Right talks about slaughtering the Ctrl Left, SJWs, and Islam, even though a lot of them are just bunker survivalist wannabes that haven’t fought a single animal or human to the death once.

Shrugs, humans, what else is there to expect.

Side documents and notes: https://www.academia.edu/32284509/Knights_Templar_in_War_and_Religion_2017_
https://www.academia.edu/1482554/THE_CONVERSION_NARRATIVE_OF_SAMIRA_FROM_SHIA_ISLAM_TO_MARY_HER_CHURCH_AND_HER_SON

Satan’s rituals and spiritual warfare

July 13, 2017

This channel is a grab bag of high and low quality. This video is good, the others are somewhat problematic. But watch and see for yourself.

Satanism

July 11, 2017

Freedom of religion

It always led to interesting consequences from Saul, first king of Israel, to David and the last kings of Judah.

The Prophecy Issue

July 4, 2017

The Righteous Branch
1“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. 2Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the Lord. 3“I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. 4I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.
5“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will raise up for David#5 Or up from David’s line a righteous Branch,
a King who will reign wisely
and do what is just and right in the land.
6In his days Judah will be saved
and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called:
The Lord Our Righteous Savior.
7“So then, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ 8but they will say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.”
Lying Prophets
9Concerning the prophets:
My heart is broken within me;
all my bones tremble.
I am like a drunken man,
like a strong man overcome by wine,
because of the Lord
and his holy words.
10The land is full of adulterers;
because of the curse#10 Or because of these things the land lies parched
and the pastures in the wilderness are withered.
The prophets follow an evil course
and use their power unjustly.
11“Both prophet and priest are godless;
even in my temple I find their wickedness,”
declares the Lord.
12“Therefore their path will become slippery;
they will be banished to darkness
and there they will fall.
I will bring disaster on them
in the year they are punished,”
declares the Lord.
13“Among the prophets of Samaria
I saw this repulsive thing:
They prophesied by Baal
and led my people Israel astray.
14And among the prophets of Jerusalem
I have seen something horrible:
They commit adultery and live a lie.
They strengthen the hands of evildoers,
so that not one of them turns from their wickedness.
They are all like Sodom to me;
the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah.”
15Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty says concerning the prophets:
“I will make them eat bitter food
and drink poisoned water,
because from the prophets of Jerusalem
ungodliness has spread throughout the land.”
16This is what the Lord Almighty says:
“Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you;
they fill you with false hopes.
They speak visions from their own minds,
not from the mouth of the Lord.
17They keep saying to those who despise me,
‘The Lord says: You will have peace.’
And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts
they say, ‘No harm will come to you.’
18But which of them has stood in the council of the Lord
to see or to hear his word?
Who has listened and heard his word?
19See, the storm of the Lord
will burst out in wrath,
a whirlwind swirling down
on the heads of the wicked.
20The anger of the Lord will not turn back
until he fully accomplishes
the purposes of his heart.
In days to come
you will understand it clearly.
21I did not send these prophets,
yet they have run with their message;
I did not speak to them,
yet they have prophesied.
22But if they had stood in my council,
they would have proclaimed my words to my people
and would have turned them from their evil ways
and from their evil deeds.
23“Am I only a God nearby,”
declares the Lord,
“and not a God far away?
24Who can hide in secret places
so that I cannot see them?”
declares the Lord.
“Do not I fill heaven and earth?”
declares the Lord.
25“I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’ 26How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? 27They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship. 28Let the prophet who has a dream recount the dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the Lord. 29“Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
30“Therefore,” declares the Lord, “I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from me. 31Yes,” declares the Lord, “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, ‘The Lord declares.’ 32Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” declares the Lord. “They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least,” declares the Lord.
False Prophecy
33“When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, ‘What is the message from the Lord?’ say to them, ‘What message? I will forsake you, declares the Lord.’ 34If a prophet or a priest or anyone else claims, ‘This is a message from the Lord,’ I will punish them and their household. 35This is what each of you keeps saying to your friends and other Israelites: ‘What is the Lord’s answer?’ or ‘What has the Lord spoken?’ 36But you must not mention ‘a message from the Lord’ again, because each one’s word becomes their own message. So you distort the words of the living God, the Lord Almighty, our God. 37This is what you keep saying to a prophet: ‘What is the Lord’s answer to you?’ or ‘What has the Lord spoken?’ 38Although you claim, ‘This is a message from the Lord,’ this is what the Lord says: You used the words, ‘This is a message from the Lord,’ even though I told you that you must not claim, ‘This is a message from the Lord.’ 39Therefore, I will surely forget you and cast you out of my presence along with the city I gave to you and your ancestors. 40I will bring on you everlasting disgrace—everlasting shame that will not be forgotten.”

False hopes, you will have peace, no harm will come to you, as I study the ancient prophets and what they had to deal with, I see more and more parallels with today’s reality. Or virtual reality as the case may be.

The prophets usually never did go around doing Prosperity proclamations like mega churches, or the usual patriotic chest rah rah nationalism. They were just going around telling people about their doom. This is why people called them crazy, avoided them, and tried to kill them. It’s like the homeless person eating lunch at the same cafe as you, and he’s just muttering all kinds of stuff about doom, gloom, negative predictions, and shouts and crying in the wilderness about this that or the other. Californians would treat that as crazy and avoid it, at the very least, given the conflict avoidance trained into them by the Demoncrats in Cali. The step mother always harping on about your not being good enough to be the husband or wife or whatever, which humans tend to elevate that as divine wisdom? And yet the prophets that gave good tidings, everyone believed them, yet the scriptures said they were false prophets. And the true prophets like Jeremiah, they wanted to kill. Makes sense, for humans.

The Bible is the Word of God, Christians claim. Pastors claim that revelation and prophecy says this, that God says that. Sound familiar. In actuality, it is not the Word of God, because you didn’t have a conversation in the Divine Throne Room amongst the Divine Counsel. You just heard it from a human interpreter, same as the sheep skin given out for “education”. I always tell people who keep going on about this being the Word of God, that being the Word of God, that the truth contradicts the Word of God, or anything else on that manner of phrasing with this counter: If you want the Word of God, why don’t you go talk to that god.

The tribes of Israel have been in exile for more than 2000 years, and yet people think being Elect and being the Chosen, is all a bunch of good news and prosperity junk. To those that are given power, much is expected of them. Which also means when you transgress and fail expectations, the punishment is harsher.

When Christians go Wild

July 1, 2017

People used to be able to entertain a theory without believing it, since it was necessary to prop up scientific hypothesis to prove or disprove it, and that required thinking within the worldview of that hypothesis without rejecting or accepting it.

But that’s how so called Christianity of the 21st century really is. Very different from the original 1st century AD.

Aliens as Demonic deception

June 23, 2017

I think this line of research is very valid.

Demolishing Sam Harris who demolishes Christianity

May 15, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSdGr4K4qLg Tongue in cheek title, a bitter irony there. It is as easy for Harris to use the question of evil to destroy faith, as it is easy for me to destroy their human platform using my way. It’s not a sporting contest either way.

Whose fault is it when a teenager disobeys their parents, decides to get into a car and have immoral sex to create a child, and then the child dies in a car accident?

Some debaters would say this is the fault of the father, because the father raised the child. Others would say this is the fault of the child, who wanted to be an adult and transgressed. Others would say this is the fault of other adults and other people, who interfered with the child, now a teenager. A dead teenager with a dead child, of course.

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
― Epicurus

To counter that requires Socrates. Always question people to determine if they are truly wise or not. Also, always question Socrates, to determine if he is as wise as others say he is. The more Socrates learned, the more he learned of the things he didn’t know.

Then whence cometh evil? If good exists, so does evil. If light exists, so does darkness. If dark matter exists, where is the rest of the matter. If antimatter exists, then regular matter opposes it. If light is a wave, then it is also a particle. For there to be yang, there also must exist yin. For a creation created with free will, evil and good must exist side by side, otherwise the test is invalid as someone is cheating. The aO is titled the god of gods, a special elohim that stands above all the other elohim, which people call gods and angels.

Thus as many human religions would tell you, evil came from the gods and the angels. Whether this is the story of the Greek titans or the story of the Garden of Eden and the serpent/watcher/angel in it, or the story of the Norse or the Babylonians or the Sumerians. Humanity was made guilty because humans decided to embrace this evil. If the gods are evil, then serving the gods is evil. Since angels and gods are free to decide which side they want to be on, they are either loyalists to their father, as the sons of god, or they are disloyal and become rebels like Lucifer. Humans are merely proxies, the way the Soviets and the US used Vietnam.

The problem centers around a power play. Lucifer did not want to worship or allow the creation of Adam. There was a problem in it for him. This makes little sense unless Adam was actually a threat to the angels. Not as he was then, but later when resurrected as a perfect existence like Jesus of Nazareth.

Is he able but not willing? Then he is benevolent, for all the trials and tribulations are for the benefit of humanity, of Adam, and of the sons of Adam and the sons of Man. In human terms, a loving father is the one who breaks the limbs of their children in order to make them safe from the world, and a cruel father is the one that gives his children freedom to become lost in the world and hurt by the world; Epicurus has that version, but benevolence reverses it and flips it like a mirror.

Before the Last Judgment, which is Ragnarok to the Norse, the righteous and unrighteous will be resurrected. So it doesn’t actually matter that souls have no idea what the divine truth is. Humans are proxies in this spiritual war, they aren’t expected to figure out everything before they die. Thus the plan includes a safety buffer. Just resurrect them and give them the truth, then test them again until they pass or they don’t pass. Lucifer, for example, isn’t passing no matter what happens, he is just due for processing. The issue of whether souls go to hell or heaven, isn’t even relevant to humans that can’t resurrect dead people.

One of the well known serial killers and even warlords from Africa, have explained their conversion to Christ in unusual ways. For them, they often say that they sometimes or always have no recollection of the events in which they are charged for crimes against humanity. This would be consistent with demonology, when demons possess a person and make them do what the demon wishes to do. In that sense, is the human guilty or is the demon guilty?

If a person punches a pregnant woman in the stomach, and another person puts the woman into a car and drives it into a lake so she drowns like Ted Kennedy did, exactly who carries the guilt here?

Harris’ debate partner, William Lane Craig, isn’t particularly good. Craig is far from a prophet and far from inspiration. Sam Harris’ title of one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse is far more impressive than the list of secular worldly degrees that Craig has to his credit. Worldly knowledge could never equal divine knowledge, and if the debate wants to get to the heart of the matter, they will need the divine knowledge and not the human knowledge. The full debate at Notre Dam is here. As for aO ordering the slaughter of various human tribes, there’s an interesting story about that, which doesn’t come from the philosopher degrees. Philosophy of Religion… heh, what a unique and ironic human nomenclature.

Harris claims that free will and the self is an illusion. That makes logical sense, since an enemy of aO would have to destroy free will first of all to get anything done, but not before utilizing free will for the purposes of Lucifer’s rebellion. It was Lucifer that believed free will was unnecessary for the salvation of the angels and for humanity. It was free will that required a payment for aO’s absolute divine justice. If people didn’t have free will, then they could not sin, and if they could not sin, then they could be brought back and upgraded to heaven or translated to heaven, without the need for divine justice. It would mean as little punishing tools and slaves, as it would be to stomp on the ground to blame it for all the children killed in an earthquake. The Harris morality depends upon the superseding of free will and self, which the fallen angels of Enoch’s day would be happy to help with, for their own purposes.

One of the problems (another one) with relying on humanity to solve human problems using morality and social resources is that humans are corrupt and humans lack the power to transform sociopaths into compassionately trained monkeys. Besides, crows and ravens have more intelligence and application of problem solving than monkeys or apes, so that’s anther thorn in the side of evolution. It is an interesting argument on the part of Sam Harris, that everything he has produced including his lack of free will, his spiritual growth and his atheistic IQ upgrades, are the result of his creative control, yet it is only possible in a country where supernatural forces saved George Washington. It is verging on plagiarism and copyright violations there. It is a pride akin to the self sense of the psychopath and sociopath, where everybody else in the world is their tool and not equal humans. The malignant narcissist uses other people as tools because they don’t really believe other people are equal to them or deserve the same thing as their own selves. This process turns into sociopathy in the rare circumstances where the human just doesn’t care about the difference. So far, certain spiritual revelations have been capable of changing African warlords and sociopaths into humans that have a conscience, no matter whether they had lost it, discarded it, or was born without it. This runs counter to the idea that compassion and morality can be trained, the way monkeys and apes can be trained. In order to achieve that, the Sam Harris faction has to have mind machine interfaces that indoctrinate people, schools equivalent to Catholic indoctrination centers and Islamic education centers to indoctrinate certain concepts and behaviors into humans. Since free will doesn’t exist for Sam Harris, it makes no difference if you have to use a cattle prod or a religious debate to mold a person’s behavior into the “correct” one envisioned by society. If there is a person’s will and soul to violate, then it might be wrong to transgress that for the greater good. But if it is just an animal or an object tool, then it has no will and no soul, so no harm no foul. Sam Harris has a few books with interesting and I believe new content. He is designated as the author and thus the creator, as he has creation rights. How would he respond to critics who deny that he is the creator of these works, and that in fact nobody created them and that Sam Harris is merely playing a jealous puppetmaster by forcing people to recognize his claim as the creator? In such a fashion does a human intentionally or unintentionally accomplish the same thing with the universe on the claim that it has no creator, thus nobody has rights to it.