Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Social Media Rant


This is my Rant about Social Media 
Do you think anyone really cares what you post or share?
They don't. It is a vicious circle that goes round and round. You post, someone likes your post because they agree, you feel validated and or special & you keep posting. You offer commentary, exchange ideas, argue, and share, and it further enforces some type of 'celebrity mindset'. People pay attention to you and you feel entitled and empowered to be someone you are not like in real life. Would you keep posting comments, links, pictures, lyrics, quotes if no one ever liked or commented on anything you shared? What if you had no FB or Google "friends" would you keep posting?

~ You bitch about the weather everyday no matter what its like outside. No temperature, season, or condition is good enough for you. Go live in bubble and stop polluting the world with your negative fueled detailed observations of your current mood based on the weather. Less than 50 years ago people spent 80% or more of their time outdoors. Now we spend 80% of our time indoors, usually surrounded by technology for prolonged periods. TAKE A WALK one and while. Have you forgotten childhood fun of puddle splashing and playing in the rain or snow?

~ You have taken a 3-5 pictures of your pregnancy, and or child or grandchild EVERYDAY for a prolonged period of time. We get it! You can settle down on showing the world how great you think your life is. Put the camera down and live in the moment! Stop looking at your phone for a day, 3 days, a week and see how much better you feel. 

~ You have pets?  Everyone who knows you, knows you love them. They are wonderful I am sure, though they are NOT your children! You may love them and substitute their presence in your life as such, but they are not human. I understand they have rights, etc, etc. It is our job as humans to be custodians of the planet & to 'care for' such things, not make our pets into children we don't have, can't have, or wish we had. They are family I would agree but again, they are not your children.

~ Wow you eat food too? Yes I also enjoy cooking, and baking. Sometimes I have had great success where people even want the recipe. Why are you showing us what you made or are eating? Why do others like, or comment on these pictures? I just don't get it or understand the thought process. This also goes for pictures of alcohol. Unless you are sharing with us a recipe, or a personal insight; Why are liking or commenting on such pictures? Yes, I like that kind of beer, who cares about your picture of it. 

~ I understand people use FB for different reasons, but they only post to waste time, if they are bored, avoiding work that could be done. Ask yourself after looking at your own history, with what frequency do you share something from the heart, special, important, original, or positive, educational? If you have nothing positive to share don't post. No bitching, complaining, or ranting on social media. Instead be original, share things of positive joy. Do not try and educate us with your late night passive learning style (watching youtube) to make us believe you are something you are not (educated in an area of which you only just watched a video on) 

~ Profile Pictures: 
"Image wearing!" We are all guilty of this crime against each other and ourselves. We display photos of ourselves we want others to see, so they will see us a certain way. You doubt? When was the last time you saw pictures of your grandparents fighting, your father drunk and in the gutter, or your mother crying about something? Do we share these at all, let alone online with people. When we enter peoples homes we see pctures they want us to see, often posed; and they wear the same emotional 'safety styles' along with this home display of captured memories. We do not display that which is unpleasant. We too in our fashion sense subscribe to the same methods. I think I look pretty in this, or; I was at a wedding and I was all dressed up, look at how handsome I am. Some for popularity, some for shock value, and others for personal identification within a sub-culture. We wear masks, makeup, and hide ourselves all the while we are actually trying to convince others who we are by how we look. Some go out of their way to look different to fit in, or even express themselves artistically. Though through all the dramatics, are they doing anything new, creative, inventive? Hardly so! Most play it safe and adopt the social accepted norms of fashion only applying some style at chosen times and places depending on venue or event. More dramatic evening makeup for a night out with the girls, or even some hair dye to cover up that grey beard for that important business meeting. It is all rather glamourous, and unnatural, no? Stop trying to convince us who you are by how you look!!! Your personal style is appreciated, but it is a glamour and not reflective of who you really are, or is it?! Oh the many masks you wear. We do live in a nation of chameleons after all, who wear different masks and makeup for different people. The infected nation of youth seekers unite under a flag of botox and reality tv. You're never going to be famous! I understand that FB makes you feel like you are, but stop it already. 

~ Stop stalking your ex's and people from your past. Let them go, move on and realize they are your past. You will never live in the now or have a future if you are always looking backwards! 

~ Facebook, Google+ Tumblr, Twitter, etc. It is not a popularity contest or for friend collecting. These online friends, how many of them would help you in a time of need in real life? Maybe a third of your online friends list...maybe. This all depends on the company you keep of course. Would they babysit for you, give you a place to stay, show up at the hospital, loan you over 5k? Doubtful. 

Try waking up in your daily life instead of sleepwalking through it; and realize this is the life you have chosen for yourself. Stop playing victim and take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for your words, actions, and deeds. Don't hide behind your screen with your larger than life oppinions. Quoting Wikipedia is not an accepted means to win an argument. Contribute to your household, don't be burden, and be prepared at all times to go at it alone. You could lose everything you place value on. 

Action follows thought, realize and take control of your life. It is your life no one else's. 
Stop wasting time 'online'
Stop watching hype on youtube (and being so gullible!) 
Spend time in serious study 
Spend time in the world with human interaction
Spend time bettering yourself
Spend time bettering your community
Spend time doing work for humanity

Know the world you live in!

Donate
Do Charity work
Volunteer
Do Community service

Help others in need: Use your manners, be polite and be personable when talking with people. Hold doors for strangers, give up your seat on a bus, be a good human. It has nothing to do with religious or spiritual doctrines. Treat others in a way you would like to be treated. 

Ask yourself, What do you offer humanity?
What do you give the world, and others?

What natural gifts or talents do you have that could help others?
How can you better develop these through practice while you are online?


* Think before you post!
if you are going to share anything, ask yourself does anyone really care? Am I sharing something of joy of benefit? 


These are the things humanity should be working and focusing their attention and energy on. Not social-media! Not bitching about their lives. If you don't like your life, change it. The only person you can change is yourself. Stop being a drag to society. Get out of your parents basement, stop playing W.O.W. for 60+ hours a week and go read a book or take some classes for the fun of it. Be the change you seek and damn it, take a shower you smell. Btw: Stop compulsively masturbating and watching so much porn. Crank it out, get it over with and continue with your daily productivity. 

*** If you do not want better for yourself, your family, your community or even humanity; I consider you brainwashed and a slave. I have no room in my life for weak people who willingly know they are doing wrong and continue down such paths of destructive behavior. Go be a zombie and await the end of the world with your ancient alien, illuminati, conspiracy mongering incoherent drivel. I will be waiting it out with good genetics, education, common sense, and the ability to reason on the other side of the bell curve. Good day to you.




:-) 

So yea, thats that.
 LOL 
~ Dreoilín 




Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hardly a Saint!


The REAL Facts about Saint Patricks Day


Patrick or "Pádraig" was not his real name it was: Maewyn Succat

He was not Irish

There were no snakes in Ireland to chase out. 

The 'snakes' being a metaphor for the Pagan culture (Which remained strong and proud long after he died)

He and his converts actually destroyed more positive within Gaelic culture than preserve them.

He tried dividing the Irish from their native culture because 'God' told him to bring a foreign religion to them.

Irish Catholicism remains highly Pagan to this day. Many "folk customs" are actually left over Pagan traditions combined with Catholicism. 

The Celtic Cross shows how the Christain faith had to try and use the native faith to explain it's doctrines. 

The Gael had the concept of the Trinity long before he introduced it.

The Shamrock and the Clover are different.

KILTS/BAGPIPES are NOT Irish, they are Scottish.


~ "Patrick" was a Roman and a Brythonic Celt by blood and wasn't Irish-Gael, his name wasn't Patrick/Pádraig it was Maewyn Succat

~ He was no "Saint", as he spent his youth debauching in the high-lifestyle fashion of all spoiled-aristocrat sharing in what nobles of the Roman Empire were accustom to. 

~  He was a rich kid, son of the Decurio of a province in Roman Britain, which is comparable to a Governor or Lord.

~ He didn't bring Christianity to Ireland, missionaries had been there for a long time prior to his birth. It just didn't catch on because the majority of the locals were happy with their faith. It didn't really take solid root for centuries after his death. 

~ He was captured by Nialach raiders and sold to Milchu, where he served as a swineherd for seven years before being released... not him escaping! He later came back with mercenaries from his mother's family (his father was Roman, his mother a Welsh/Brythonic) and murdered Milchu and his entire family except for his youngest son, burned his farm, and brainwashed the surviving son into a mindless zealot. 


~  He lied profusely about his accomplishments in his self-congratulatory autobiography, most of which has since been debunked by historians, and even the Catholic Church says much of it is allegory and metaphor. 


~  The only reason he is credited the way he is was because he had a lot of his fathers and political money to fund a huge PR machine of books and people that were paid to spread his version of history.


~  The only real success he had was converting the king of one of the major tribes in Eastern Ireland who's Draoithe(Druids) had gotten too big for their britches. They felt they should rule through a puppet king, and threatened the king by telling him to do as they said or he would not be allowed to make public sacrifice. "Patrick" offered him a new chieftain-a god to put above the others- something that fit into Gaelic cosmology to some extent, but was a gross violation of Christian doctrine- in order to win him over by saying this new chieftain-god would give the kings power instead of the Draoithe(Druids). The fact that said power was later usurped by the bishops was a dirty little secret he forgot to mention. 









Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Long Night


   As the "Holiday Season" is soon upon us I wanted to take some time to share some thoughts about this time of year. Our modern culture would have us believe that it's all about the Christ Child and Santa Claus, presents, and treats; but where does this come from? What about things like Christmas Trees and lights, ham, and stockings? For me the beauty of the season is found in the earliest roots of our Proto Indo-European ancestors, because from there we will see how so much is developed and made into what we understand as Christmas today.  




   For a time forgotten, these Megalithic builders placed great importance on the Winter Solstice. The longest night of the year and hence the shortest day. The theme of dark and light is ever present in the stone monuments they have left behind. Places like New Grange in Ireland where the suns rays align to the roof box, travel down a chamber to light the back wall of a burial chamber all demonstrate their obsession with tracking the movement of the sun and moon throughout the seasons. Much speculation exists on any of their spiritual connections with solar and lunar observations. The popular and common thought that seems to be accepted is that the spirits of the people within the tomb could unite with the ancestors during such alignments, or the ancestors were able to be present at such places when this gateway or threshold was open by the alignment. It could even be suggested with places like Stonehenge & the near by place of Woodhenge also played an important role between Winter and Summer Solstice. All that can be said is that from Northern Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and even in places in France, Spain, Germany and Italy the Winter Solstice seemed very important to the people of the Neolithic. The theme again of Darkness and Light, of day and night and life and death were no doubt very important.  These people dealing with new found agriculture and technology of the 1st discovery of copper, and tin, of hunting, and survival through the hard winters no longer following big game after the ice age became tied to a farmstead. The pastoral lifestyle became hard and often unbearable. The longest night or the darkest time of year had to be hard on them. 




   What does this have to do with Christmas? 
What is Christmas but not the celebration of the birth of "The Christ Child"? Is he not the symbolic human figure of 'the light'? Is this why the early biblical editors chose to set his birthday near the Winter Solstice in place of a pre-existing Pagan culture. Most likely. Is the son not also 'the sun'. If we understand its direct connection to Mithra and Zoraster it is clearly evident. In the ancient Welsh (Brythonic) tradition we can understand the divine child of light with the Mabon or Maponos (Gaulish) 'the great boy, the great son'. In later folk customs of the British Isles we see the battle between the Oak and Holly Kings

    It was from such peoples like the Bell Beaker culture that stretched from Sardinia, Sicily, Northern Italy, Germany, France and Spain all the way to the British Isles and Ireland during the Bronze Age that we see the continuity of culture still embracing the Winter Solstice traditions from the earlier Neolithic cultures already in place for much time. 




What do we know from our ancestors of the European Iron Age?
   The Coligny Calendar found in Gaul (France) mentions the month of December as Deuoriuos. The word 'Riuros' translates to "frost month" from the Gaelic reo, Welsh rhew, Breton riv. In Irish 'reo' means a deep-darkness, so the word Deuorious (Deuo-ro-ious, "great divine feast") would be linked to their observation of the Winter Solstice and would give us a glimpse of the Old Celtic understanding of this holiday. A deeper look into the Gaulish Coligny calendar of the 'samos-giamos' part of the year would give us a more in depth understanding of these solar points on the calendar and their traditions in the continental Celtic world.  

   What can be said is that there was an effort to celebrate hope during this dark time. The seed of light sown in the womb of darkness will grow and in its appropriate season will bloom and blossom. Christmas tree lights, candles, bonfires are all good examples of our early focus of light during this time which clung to hope in connection for the Sun/Son to return. The Proto Indo European culture, and even Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung cover in depth this 'Child of Light- The returning Sun'. He is always born at the time of deepest darkness. What can not be argued is that the archetype is clear and cross cultural with the Mabon/Maponos. The divine child of light is associated with re-birth and salvation. 

   In times before the industrial revolution many of these Winter Solstice celebrations lasted weeks, "the 12 days of Christmas" comes from a time when the Solstice was celebrated for about 3 weeks. Such festivities were not merely indoor family traditions, but entire communal celebrations of public display. These included sporting events, processions/parades, musical performances, divination, and lots of feasting. 

So much could be said in detail about the many cultural celebrations during this time of year. To get a good feel for the many subtle layers of this seasonal festival one should look into a well researched study into the following:

Winter Solstice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice

Wren Day - Lá an Dreoilín https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wren_Day

Saint Stephen's Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Stephen%27s_Day

Mummer's Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummer%27s_Day

Mari Lwyd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Lwyd

Cailleach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cailleach

Alban Arthan - Alban Arthuan   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alban_Arthan

Yule https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule

Mōdraniht   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mōdraniht

Krampusnacht - see krampus.
The Wild Hunt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Hunt

Koročun or Kračun - Slavic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korochun


   We would be very dismissive if we did not mention the Norse/Germanic culture for it is here that we have the most direct imagery for our modern Christmas season. If you have a Christmas tree, garland, holly, wreaths, lights and other things of green-red-white in your house consider it thanks to the Pagan Germanic customs. YULE being a holiday where we get much of our traditions from was during this Solstice time. Santa Claus from the Dutch: Sinterklaas is without argument a combination of the Christian Saint Nicholas and the much older tradition of the God Odin during Yule with one of his many names as Jolnír. It was common for children to leave carrots or other treats in their shoes for Odins eight-legged horse Sleipnir much like children hang stockings and leave treats for Santa and his reindeer today. 




Does your family eat Ham during Christmas? Ever wonder where that comes from? The Yule Boar! Check out the following.
The Yule Boar - Sonargöltr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonargöltr


   It is hard to forget the Germanic Yule Goat often associated with Krampus the counter part of the dark side of Saint Nicholas. This half man half goat beast would punish the children who misbehaved. No doubt this bastardized anthropomorphic figure is a direct connection to the Germanic pagan past of a Horned God figure. Imagine growing up in alpine Germany long ago where you were terrified by this creature and then having a man in a costume come to your house, spank you or scare the jeebus outta ya. Be good or else! I know some parents that still bribe their children with be good or else. It be much cooler if they dressed up as Krampus after some story telling. 





There is three major themes that are connected to the Winter solstice of we dig through the cross cultural European traditions. 

1. The theme of the Child of Light. The spark of life who is born at the darkest time. To triumph he is often hidden away until the right moment. From the Irish Myths with Fionn Mac Cumhaill & Lúgh to the Welsh tales of Lleu & Mabon/Maponos, to even how Jesus was hidden from Herod the Great. The birth of the light child (Luke Skywalker) Luke = Lewk. The child of light a vigiorus leader who will rule during the samos half of the year when he grows after being hidden. 


2. The theme of the Exiled Mother. Powers of generation and growth are unable to manifest outwardly, but is still active & present usually hidden or not easily recognized. Stories of Demeter and Persephone, Isis and Osiris, Nanna and Balder add to the Celtic tales where we have The Great Mother and The Great Son. Sometimes its her consort, or husband who she wanders searching for while grieving instead of her child. 


3. The theme of the Sun Sacrifice. The new-born light must be given energy from a like source of itself. This is usually blood from a hunt or farm animal with the warm red blood sprinkled or poured onto the cold white ground where the seeds and crops go. Often by someone wearing Gold the color of the Sun. 



How ever you celebrate the Holiday Season, be aware that it is Happy Holidays & Seasons Greetings. There are so many cultures, customs, and traditions of both Judeo-Christian and Pagan being celebrated. I hope you can see from the above that we have more in common through archetype and symbolism than that which divides us. Have a safe and wonderful holiday, and always remember the wise words of our prophets William and Theodore; "Be excellent to each other, and Party on Dude." 







~ In the know:
Sirius shared the same declination as the Winter Solstice sun around 3,150 BC, when Newgrange was built, and it is possible the people who constructed Newgrange were well aware of this coincidental alignment, and therefore they may have used the passage of Newgrange to watch the precessional drift of Sirius over long periods of time. Viewed from Newgrange, Sirius set over a hill called Réaltoge, which is an Irish word for "star". In folklore, it was said there was gold buried under the ringfort. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Don't Shove the Dove!


In light of some recent happenings; I was left with a very upset mindset after someone's words and actions would not leave my mind. They were a bit pushy about their faith in a way that was rude and uncalled for.  So, I responded via txt the same way- Rude and offensive. Now this post is not an anti-Christain post, or even ani-semetic. I know lots of Christanins and Jews and some of them are awesome people. Some are friends of mine who respect me for me. It is too bad that this family member did not respect me in her words. The following is what was shared with them while very upset. 





It is Your Faith, not mine. Please respect that. 
(This was an e-mail directed to 'she who shall not be named.' I have edited some of the following content to better fit for a wider audience) 
~ Remember this is not directed to the reader here. 

I think you should really come to terms with what you believe and either make a choice and follow it or do something else. It is very simple, you can NOT be a Christian and not follow the 10 commandments. Contrary to popular belief they are not in order of what is most important. You can not pick and choose which best suits you. Breaking one is EQUAL to breaking any of them. That is right. Thou shall not kill is equal to Thou shall not steal. Just as Thou shall not covet a neighbors house is equal to Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

So, you really like that house down that one street better than your own house, and you really want it? Thats a SIN the SAME SIN as MURDERING SOMEONE!!! Thinking about fucking some guy, not doing it but thinking about it, yep sin. Same sin as not going to church! And you're a Christian? 

Now for a moment think about this; Both Jew and Christian take these rules on as only some of the rules of their faith. Yes, they come from the Old Testament which in fact makes them a bit more Jewish, but both Christian and Jew believe that these 10 Commandments were actually written by "The finger of 'God' himself". Moses did not write them and bring them down to the Israelites, GOD WROTE THEM on the tablets and gave them to Moses for him to deliver. Now, do you believe that? Because if you don't... You're not a Christian. 

~ But Which God? 

"I am the Lord thy God"
This actually translates to "I am Yahweh your God" This is the opening of the 10 Commandments. 

I am Yahweh your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me, and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
— Exodus 20:2-6


So, This God Yahweh. He is a Hebrew God, a God who proclaims he is and should be the ONLY God of the Isrealites. Why? Was his competition causing problems? Pretty bold for a God to step out of his pantheon of other Gods and say, screw you guys, Im more powerful and better. Btw these people over here (The Israelites) are mine. As the Christians would call him "GOD" or God the Father; What do you really know about him? I dunno, how about the fact he just admitted to being a jealous God. One who will punish you if you do not follow him. Hey God, thanks for all those options! LOL He's clear when he says, he's Not the only God, but pick me, pick me, I'm the best and greatest and if you do this I will reward you, and if you don't you will be punished. Yea, nice God ya have there, but no thanks! Oh yea he smote entire cities killed tons of people, tried to destroy the earth by a massive flood but choses Noah and allowed his son (Jesus - btw: not his real name) to die and suffer. Great Father-God right there. Oh and I forgot, his promise of ever living after life in heaven that Jesus mentions is ONLY FOR JEWS. You have to be Hebrew to be Gods chosen people. After all Yahweh is the one who professes that he should be the only God of the Iseralites. 

But wait.... Did Yahweh exist before this and who was he? Was he apart of a larger Pantheon of Gods? What about his wife? (more on that later)

Best God ever, NOT! Thou shall not kill, but its okay if God punishes and kills entire cities? It's not okay to murder we can all agree on that one right? Don't forget the book of Deuteronomy and Leviticus where it is ALLOWED! Yep, you can capture a Pagan in your village, bring them to the boundary of your town line and stone them to death. WHAT?! Yep, God allows you to KILL PAGANS. Says so right in the Bible. Throw rocks at them until they are dead... Nice God. I am the Lord thy God ~ Thou shall not kill, but... kill Pagans, thats okay with me. FUCK THAT! 

What more, I'm not a Hebrew-Jewish and none of this applies to who my ancestors are on either side of my families. 

So... Loaded terms like God, and Lord, these are titles and things I am generally not okay with. 

Faiths like Judaism, Christianity, Islam are all Middle-Eastern Hebrew and Arab faiths. They all claim to be the only way to salvation or heaven. That each one is the right way. Each has a holy book, each has a prophet, and a God that for thousands of years people have killed others for because their God told them to. Again... not who my ancestors were, so I don't care about their faiths. They can believe them all they want, and I will as an American go to war and fight and die to defend their right to believe and practice their faiths, BUT don't shove your God down my throat or you will see a side to me that will quickly test your beliefs. 




So, What about Jesus?

To be a "Christian" You must FULLY believe in the following 10 statements

1. Jesus was born of a Virgin

2. Was the ONLY son of God

3. Is the ONLY way to salvation

4. Performed the following miracles: 

1)Calms a Storm on the Sea of Galilee with a wave of his hand.
2) Heals the demonized man at Gerasa
3) Raises Jairus's dead daughter back to life
4) Feeds crowd of 5 thousand
5) Heals a man who was born blind
6) Changes water to wine
7) Cures a Centurions servant with no contact
8) Heals the paralytic at the pool- man who couldnt walk for 38 years.
9) Reverses the drought of fish. After a fruitless night of fishing on the Sea of Galilee, Peter receives a command from Jesus to lower his nets again. This time so many fish are caught that Peter’s nets begin to break.
10) Heals the demonized in Synagogue at Capernaum. 
11) Heals Peters monther-in-law and many sick.
12)Heals the leper
13)Heals another paralytic
14) Heals the woman who touched him. 
15) Walks on the lake and stills the storm
16) Feeds four thousand people
17) Heals the blind, mute, and demonized son in Peraea
18) Heals 10 lepers
19) Raises Lazarus from the dead
20) Curses the fig tree and it withers
21) Resurrected himself from the dead
22) After rising from the dead he supplies an abundance of fish


5. You believe in the resurrection of Jesus: That he Died on the Cross & Rose from the Dead

6. You believe in Sin

7. You believe that by believing in and praying to Jesus (ONLY) you will be saved during life and after death because you believe he died for your sins.

8. You believe in heaven and hell.

9. You believe that the Bible is the word of God. That there is no higher authority of Gods Laws. The Old Testament and The New Testament, You follow all of the 10 Commandments, etc. 

10. You believe in One God that exists in 3 persons also known as the Holy Trinity: Father (God aka. YHWH) Jesus Christ as the only son of God the Father, and the Holy Spirit.

    ~   If you do not believe in all of these things then by definition than you are NOT a Christian, you are something else. You can not pick and chose what you want to believe and call yourself a Christian! That is a fact. That is not how the Religion works!!!!  If a Vegetarian eats a little fish now and then, maybe an egg once a month then they are not a Vegetarian by definition, they are something else. 

There are also things you can not do if you are a Christian. A small example list is as follows: (This is based on the Christian belief that the Bible is the highest authority of Gods Law) 

Shaving - Lev 19:27
Cursing - Eph. 5:4
Gossip - Lev 19:16
Football on Saturday - Exod. 20:8
Eating Lobster - Lev 11:10
Eating Pork - Lev 11:7
Wearing Cotton mixed with other fibers - Lev 19:19
Associating with women who are having their periods - Lev. 15:19-20


So?
After all of this are you a Christian? What God/Lord are you worshiping? You cant pick and choose. Make a choice, and have the guts to follow it through. It's not hard to understand that your ancient ancestors lived just fine with their own Gods for many thousands of years before Christianity even existed. And it wasn't until then that they got along just fine without being ruled by a foreign faith pushed upon them without a choice. You know what? I have a choice, and my choice is to follow my heart and listen to it. That is why I follow the path of my ancestors and have no fear! The Jews and Christians can keep their God, their Lord, their Jesus. I don't believe in sin, I don't believe Mary was a virgin, I don't believe he died on the cross and came back from the dead, etc. Why?

~ Sin doesn't and never existed outside of the ancient Hebrew world. No other faiths have it. Do the Hindus have it? Did Native Americans have it? What about the Celts and Norse, the Balts, Slavs, Thracians, Scythians, Etruscans? Nope. 

~ Do women get impregnated from God? No! He didn't look like his brothers and sisters; yes Mary and Joseph had other kids after Jesus (Yeshua) which means Joshua. How do women get pregnant...? Only one way, Intercourse; and if that wasn't with her Husband Joseph than she would have been stoned to death while pregnant. She could have been unfaithful, or she could have been raped! Regardless a mother protects her unborn child, and she does what? LIES!!! An angel came to me from God and said...blah blah blah. Why? So she doesn't get brutally murdered by having an entire village throw rocks at her face until her brains oozed out of her head, thats why. 

~ Death on the cross? You can not die and come back days later. That means he didn't die on the cross because there were many accounts people saw him afterwards. So he didn't rise from the dead, he simply wasn't dead. Were they not giving him pain killers while he was up on the cross? Why was he buried in a private tomb? Why do the stations of the cross show the moon out while putting him in the tomb? Were they possibly taking him out of the tomb? Possibly I dunno, moving the body or even reviving/healing him? If I saw someone days later after being killed I'd call that a ZOMBIE. 

Jesus is basically a Pagan God himself...well, basically. 
He breaks bread and shares it saying to take and eat it as it is his body. Think about it, bread is his body. What is bread? Bread is grain, it is the fertility and hard work of the fields, the harvest. He is about the threshing floor, the process of transforming grain to bread, about the winnow and the chaff, about separating and opening. He is the bread, the sustainer, the God of the field, John Barleycorn, he's a Pagan Deity in this aspect! But wait, there is more.

He also took a cup and said something about take this all of you and drink from it, for this is my blood...etc. Really, eat his body and drink his blood? Oh, it was wine? Well in all good things Dionysian he then becomes the fermentation of the vine, the produce of the vineyard, the magic of fermentation, and associated again with products of reaping, and harvest. He is not the grape, nor the vine, he is not juice he is the wine. Hey that rhymes! The point here is if his blood is the wine, he is associated with a process of fermentation - transformation.  The same with his body. The grains of the fields transformed and baked into bread. No doubt a Matzah, a passover bread made of eggs, wine, wheat, barley, spelt, rye, and oats. These were cooked in about 18 min or less as tradition has it the Israelites didn't have time to let their bread rise as they fled Egypt. This does NOT mean they didn't have yeast in them, it means they didn't allow time for the yeast to rise. Could this new covenant be about yeast? Something that rises again? We know the wine had yeast in it for fermentation and wine was used to make the Matzah. Perhaps the bread at the last supper was a leavened bread? Just a thought. Again, Yeshua was definitely not acting within Jewish tradition when he said those words at his Passover meal. It could even be argued that he wasn't trying to form a new religion but rather reform Judaism. 
~ Don't even get me started on Catholic thought about this. That God gives the Priest magical powers to actually transform, NOT through symbolism but actually transform the bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus. Listen again, the actual body and blood of Jesus.  Transubstantiation, Look it up! Btw: It wasn't invented or used prior to the 11th century. 


Here is another provoking thought. Is it possible that God the Father (Yahweh) is not God the Father Jesus was talking about in his sermons? Think about where Yahweh comes from, who he is, his story/lore and his over-all nature in the Old Testament. Could it be suggested that Jesus was actually a messenger, teacher, prophet, whatever of the real "all powerful creator" sent here to teach us and remind us about love etc showing that the father of the bible isn't actually the real father at all, but a deity that stepped in with his own agenda? Hey just a thought. 



These are some other things to consider:
The Bible might be inspired by divinity but its a peoples book and therefore can be dangerous to base any form of credibility in its pages. It is a work that you read in your own language which by all means does not read the same way in its original texts. Translation upon translation, things omitted and taken out, edits, etc all make this book unreliable.

So.. The Dead Sea Scrolls. They are older and perhaps the most accurate of Old Testament, they written in hebrew Aramaic, and Greek.
But we often see that even simple words can differ greatly! 

Things like God creating mankind in his own image. When it reads - We created you in our image. Thats plural.  

Words like Adam - was a Hebrew word not meaning the name of an individual but it means 'human race'. 

With things like the Gospels, they are not 1st hand accounts of Jesus and his life, the 4 gospels are not a reality.
Mark was the 1st to be written and that was in 70 AD. None of them were 1st hand accounts. None of them actually met Jesus. Christianity existed for 300 before there was a New Testament.

So, who were the authors then of this new test?

I think all of these authors had a goal and an agenda, they included stories that met their agenda. The real author lies about their identity by telling stories that place them along side Jesus. 

Greek is the oldest and most common language of the Roman world and this is what we have written about Jesus that is used to create a later giant following used Globally. These people in charge of he writing wanted Romans with money to form a religion, one that could be used for power. Constantine did so in his religious political agenda for control.

There are so many stories that were not in the Bible that people accept today like they were. 
For instance, there no three wisemen at Jesus birth... no Gold, frankincense, and myrrh. We often see the gospels don't agree. This with so many mistranslations over the centuries simply prove the book is unreliable as a source of faith. 

Every translation is an interpretation!

At Jesus death:
The women ran away, they were afraid....

The original page was destroyed or deleted, or even lost. It was most likely on the back of another page that didn't make the book. Then someone much later added 8 more vs #9-20 of the story of his resurrection. Why, because people were so dissatisfied with Marks gospel and how it ended abruptly. It became common practice to edit the bible to support new religious beliefs. Mother church had an official translation and ONLY a priest could interpret the content. You had to go to them for your questions and guidance. 

You could not translate the bible from latin or hebrew or greek on your own without persecution. It was forbidden to own an unlicensed bible, and you would be put to death for heresy. The bible was not for everyone, it was priests only. 

Stories added like the one found in the King James bible where Jesus and woman (John 7 and 8)
Where she is caught in the act of adultery. Jesus says let them without sin cast 1st stone, was never in any original books. It was a story people told about him and then added at that time. 

The Bible has been trimmed, cut, embellished and even mythologized to the point of romanticism so many times even the basic messages have been lost. 

Back to the Dead Sea Scrolls - 
Not every piece is account for. Back in 1947 many fragments and even entire scrolls were stolen and sold off. Might there be tons of info missing that is untranslated or even lost forever that tells us another story, are there more scrolls out there still in a desert cave that would give us insight?  

So who decides what is cannon? Why do they chose this over that? I feel the agenda is politics and not religious. Books edited out like the Apocrypha which means "hidden things" or secret teaching are not accepted as accepted cannon but they give an alternative source to understand things that were rejected.  That any book that contradicts which they accept to be cannon is rejected and considered heresy and then punishable by torture and death. Very Christian LOL

You could look at The Book of Enoch. "He walked with God and then he was not, God took him." 
He was removed from hebrew txts but why? Was the message of promoting the notion that God is angry and vengeful, to where Enoch shows God as compassionate and caring about human welfare somehow controversial and not fitting to accepted txts. I think so. 


The Nag Hammadai have 52 txt and were compiled around the 2-4th centuries by The Gnostics. Many of the txt were burned and destroyed because they did not fit the political agenda of the established message. For instance the Gospel of Thomas. It offers a very different form of Christianity with a a very different Jesus.
So, what about his missing years? Where did he travel? His teachings are often very foreign to Jewish practice!


Look at Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Look into the Gospel of Mary - written 2nd cent ad 
He shared things with her that he didn't share with his other disciples. It has even been written that he loved her more. Why? I dunno, maybe she was his wife? The established church was a men rule over women system, and this takes hold and forces her story out. The Roman world operated on a male dominate system and you see her story disappear out of history. 

What of the Garden and the serpent? God doesn't want you to pursue knowledge. Why wouldn't God want you to have knowledge? The serpent granted knowledge to mankind instead of keeping it and hiding it from them. If God loves you so much why can you not have knowledge? Why is knowledge forbidden? The Church places blame on Eve not the serpent
Well what about Lilith? What about the people outside of the Garden?

~ 1st cent ad The book, The life of Adam and Eve which based on an original hebrew script offers a glimpse at the life after their expulsion from the garden. You see a more detailed story of cain able, seth, 30 sons and 30 daughters. 

Okay "God"
The Israelites in 8-9 century BCE give us hebrew inscriptions - that god had a wife. Yahweh and his Asherah.  She is mentioned more than 40 times in 9 different books. Often as the Queen of heaven. She worshiped as late as the 7th cent bc and her symbols are a tree and a serpent. It could be suggested that the Adam and Eve stories are derived from older Goddess myths. Though in later stories and in books like Deuteronomy she is banned, she is not tolerated or accepted as being even related to or apart of Yahweh, why? Because to the Israelites God 'became' but wasn't always, a sexless deity, and had no consort. But only among the Israelites was "he" a sexless gender.  The Gnostics show her as an equal as a mother with her husband Yahweh as a father in heaven by the gnostics. Earth Mother, Sky Father... very very common in the ancient world. 


Books like Revelations are odd!
Look at John's apocalypse - which comes from the Greek and means a revealing or an unveiling; not end of the world doomsday event. It is about a prophet that has a vision. There were other books just like it that didn't make it in like the apocalypse of Peter.  This was just one of 20 books of revelation that were kept out of the standard Bible people accept as "The Bible" In Peters story it offers a guided tour of heaven and hell where peter is shown by Jesus what hell and torture is like.  

~ all bible stories are censored and edited.  


Who was this Jesus? 
He was actually born around 4-7 BCE, during the reign of Herod the Great, so we live on a wrong calendar. LOL
He was not born in bethlehem, but in nazareth. We know this by Roman census which for taxation they kept good documentation.  So why they story? The Messiah was suppose to be born in Bethlehem, so they changed their story to fit his role. 
What about his life before he was a prophet? His Lost years? He had 4 brothers and a few sisters, about 7 kids or more in his family and they get lost later in his life story because of the "virginity of Mary".

Born of a virgin?
In hebrew the original txt Mary is called - Almah which simply means a young woman, one of marital age. It wasn't until the translation into Greek where the translators thought this meant virgin. They ran with this virgin title with an attempt to justify Jesus as a Messiah in his fulfillment role of the Old Testament prophesies. All of a sudden he was divine and a miracle child.

Want a different perspective of Jesus as a child? Read the Infancy Gospel of Thomas was Jesus Brother. 

 Who was Jesus mentors? Perhaps John the Baptist aka John the dipper. It could be said that he was Jesus 1st cousin. 
It was written that Mary was kins woman of elizabeth... Johns mother. They probably grew up together, John was the big guy, well known, many thought John was their teacher and Messiah. John was popular and dangerous because the jews didnt like being a conquered people from the Romans. They eventually had him arrested, sent to prison, and beheaded. 
This is when Johns followers begin to followed Jesus. 

So were his miracles real, or did his followers help him publicly so more would follow? His messages were directed the poor people. He threatens the status quo.  He tells people to quit their jobs and to leave their families. It was women that contributed funds to his ministry. Because he had no job, no money to eat or drink. Mary is mentioned again as his benefactor, maybe Mary was his wife? She was not a prostitue but a victim of a churches agenda to take away power from the female role in all things spiritual.


So many get stuck on titles.
Things like "The son of man"... In Aramaic, Bar 'ěnoš. simply meant "a person"its like saying 'someone'. It wasn't really connected to any Messianic meaning. But he did know the scriptures and tried to step into a role that already existed. His primary task was to recreate the kingdom of David on earth and to liberate the Jews. Did he actually claim he was the Messiah? His message was about renewal, revolution, change, and fulfillment of the old prophesies ... He was trying to fulfill that common people were equal to the wealthy. This resonated with the occupied Jews. The Romans see him as a threat because he has a political agenda; He was after all a revolutionary. 
He old his apostles there will be 12 thrones to rule over the 12 tribes of Israel. His mission was non military. But if thats what their role was to be, what was Jesus role? Was Jesus to be the new king of the Jews? 

He was a passive holy man type figure, but by allowing his followers to call him Messiah this was like waging war on Caesar himself. The religious hierarchy and the Romans plotted his death for being someone who was starting a movement that could create a war. A week before passover in Jerusalem, Jesus enters the city on a donkey.
He humbly riding on a donkey fulfills this old image of prophecy to show Jews present who he thought he was... the promised Davidic King, the Messiah. He was starting a rebellion by doing this. Roman rule did not fancy such demonstrations. 

At the Temple he looses his temper over financial corruptions and makes a scene. Stating, "this house of God which is for prayer for ALL nations, has become a house of commerce." Doing so he becomes a vice of judgement. Ultimately this sets the course to his death. He shouts and whips people, was he trying to ignite a political revolt. The question here is was he delusional in who he thought he was, and how he perceived himself?  So he was arrested on a charge of sedition.  He was to be put to death with no hearing, or formality as we see in the bible, but thats not Roman practice. Also its held at night, on a holy day, at passover, all of which was illegal. Doesn't make much sense.  With a crime written above his head, "king of the jews" he was placed in a private tomb why?

3 days after his death "3 days" huh..? The moon dies and is reborn after 3 days. 
It was in the private tomb of his uncle - Joseph of Arimathea who put him there. When passover is done, a final rite and place in final resting place would be in order, the body was taken for a final burial. Why was his body missing when the women went to check on him? He was missing because he died hours before the sabbath and had to be later prepared for final burial. BUT was he deliberately removed to create speculation, and controversy, and were the gospels written to promote his divine origins? His followers were the ones that make him into the Messiah, its they who elevate him to a status which is still seen as divine. 




~ Anyway, Not my circus, not my monkeys, this is not my faith! The details I find interesting for study but thats it. I will not worship a man that "might" have existed a few thousand years ago. My Gods are much different. 

Life is about choices, and if you choose to believe these things that is your choice. My choices are very different. You can either learn about my faith and respect me, or stop shoving the dove down my throat. If you can not respect my faith, do not think for a moment you have a place in my life. Tolerance, understanding, compassion. Ya know, things your faith talks about. Why not give them a try.  Leave me out the next time you txt me about Your God, and The Lord. I will repeat from the beginning of this letter: 

I think you should really come to terms with what you believe and either make a choice and follow it or do something else. Educate yourself on your faith for starters before you preach to me. It is very simple, you can NOT be a Christian and not follow the 10 commandments. You can not pick and choose within your faith, your religion does not allow for that. If you want to that is fine, lots of people do that, but they can not be defined as a Christian. There are things that define you as a Christian, Either follow those things or do something else. You have a choice, I have choice, thats the beauty of life. The nice thing is, if you choose to shove your dove into my life again I will kill it and feed it to my kids. Have a beautiful day!