Religion: Truth vs. Myth
Freedom of Religion is the Problem
Freedom of Religion is a government issued license to run a scam. It sullies the name of God, and implies that there is no such thing as truth. To the contrary, there is a truth, but there is no such thing as a “biblical religion.” Ancient Israel was a theocracy. That is: a government ruled by God. All biblical religions are a modern pretense to that ancient reality.
Religion / Belief
Religion is a “belief” that the gods who ruled the ancient world theocracies, continued to interact with humanity in the modern world. There is no empirical evidence to support that myth. The ancient world theocracies were earthly governments ruled by gods; not a religious “belief.”
Belief: to accept as true, a construct that cannot be verified with empirical evidence.
Faith: corroborated by empirical evidence, and backed by historical experience.
See Faith vs. Belief on the navigator.
Religion is not Biblical – It is a Modern World Construct
There is no Hebrew word for “religion” in the Old Testament. Ancient Greek words were wrongly translated religion / religious five times in the King James Version of the New Covenant: Acts 13:43, 26:5, Gal. 1:13 & 14, Jas. 1:26 & 27. I suggest you research these words for yourself.
The Strong’s Greek Concordance: ancient Greek words translated “religion” #2356, 2357, 2454, 2854, 4576. It is my position that these words refer to the commemorative; festivals, ceremonies, and rituals, authorized by God, in the theocracy of ancient Israel.
Religious Holidays are not Biblical
Christian holidays like; Christmas and Easter are not in the Bible. They are a combination of biblical history and the Pagan holidays celebrating the Spring and Winter Solstice. The Islamic holidays of Eid Al-Fitr, and Eid Al-Adha, are not in the Bible. In a futile attempt to relive the history of ancient Israel, Orthodox “Jews” do celebrate the festivals authorized in the Old Testament; however, most secular and less fervent “Jews,” do not. See the link: Jews Truth vs. Myths on the Navigator.
Ancient civilizations were Theocracies, not “Religions.” There is no such thing as an ancient world religion; biblical or pagan.
There are now over thirty thousand denominations of Christianity. Judaism, Islam, Paganism, and Atheism are similarly divided and confused. They all tell each other they are wrong about God, and all have a history of violence.
If your religion warns you not to consider opposing views, it is a cult. Fear is not of God. Gen. 15:1.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32.
If your religion burdens you with rituals like weekly church services, and requires you to give ten percent of your income as tithes, you are in a cult. God does not need your money. Give it to your family.
Many people, from cunning charlatans to sincere believers, have used their ability to read the Bible to claim to represent God. They then open a church and require their followers to tithe, fork-over ten percent of their income, merely because it is written in the history of ancient Israel. See the link: Fleecing the Flock on the navigator.
The following is an excerpt from The Awful Truth.
Ancient Reality vs. Religious Myths
After the fall of Jerusalem, the faithful followers of the God of Abraham had been removed from the earth in the Rapture. All that remained of the ancient world’s theocracies were the false apostles of Messiah (founders of Christianity Mk. 9:38-41, ) the Pharisaic system of the Jews (forerunners of rabbinical Judaism) and the hierarchies of the pagan theocracies. Approximately six hundred years later, Muhammad formed modern Islam. Over the centuries, internal power struggles caused individual groups of believers to separate from these mainline denominations, and form literally tens of thousands of religious cults, each claiming to be the voice of God among men.
If there is one statement that should leap from the pages of this book, it is that man’s ability to communicate with either the biblical or pagan gods ended with the fall of Jerusalem. There will be no further contact between the deity and humans in this existence. It is time for the religious to be honest about God.
Know this: if your religion tells you not to question their interpretation of the Bible, or to think for yourself, it is not of God.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
That warning from God includes your religion.
False Apostles Described in Scripture
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Cor. 11:13-15.
The false apostles formed our modern “biblical” religions; Judaism and Christianity. Islam was formed six hundred years after the fall of Jerusalem. The leaders of those religions in the modern world did not create them; therefore, they are not evil or satanic, but they are sincerely wrong. It is time to correct that error, and rejoice in the Truth on God and human existence.
Additional Descriptions of the False Apostles:
Grace perverters Gal. 1:6-8
Money lovers Rom.16:17,18
Christ Deniers 2:Pet. 2:1
Truth resister 2 Tim 3:8
Fable lovers 2 Tim. 4:3,4
Destitute of the Truth 1 Tim. 6:3-5
Bound by Tradition Mat. 15:9
Unstable 1 Tim 1:6,7
Cunningly deceptive Eph. 4:14
Lustful 2 Pet. 2:12-19.
Many Christian, Jewish, and Muslim clerics have been found guilty of sex abuse with their parishioners, some have even sexually abused the children in their care.
The followers of Jesus were first called Christians at Antioch, but they never referred to themselves as Christians. To a Jew, being called a “Christian” was considered a slur. Acts 11:26
All of the apostles and disciples of Jesus were Jews. The “Gentiles” of the New Covenant, were the descendants of Abraham from the ten tribes of the northern kingdom of Israel. The Jews called them “foreskinners” or “gentiles,” because the were not circumcised. The Jews would not allow them to worship in the temple. They were the “Gentiles” to whom the Gospel was authorized in the New Covenant. It was not authorized to be taken to the non-Israelites or heathens. See the link Jews: Truth vs. Myths on the Navigator.
The title Christian was considered an epithet by the Apostles. They compared it to being called a murderer, thief, evildoer, busybody or a Christian.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
1 Pet. 4:15-16.
The Apostles and Disciples of Jesus never called themselves “Christians.” Check your Bible; they were “called” Christians, but never referred to themselves as Christians.
See the link, Christianity: Truth vs. Myth on the navigator.
Blind Guides of the Blind
The Messiah said of the Pharisees and Sadducees, who were the intellectuals of that age:
They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Para. Mat. 15:14. See also Mat. 23:23-39.
The Apostle Paul said of them:
They are, ever learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Para. 2 Ti. 3:7.
Who, in the modern world, is ever learning, but unable to discover the truth? Is it not the intellectuals, scientists, and theologians in Academia? Are they not blind guides? It is time for the leaders in academia and our modern religions to admit that they are sincerely wrong, and that their error has caused all of our holy wars, holocausts, jihads, and violent atheistic revolutions. “If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch.”
Theologians are the Pharisees and Sadducees of our modern religions. You are going to have to think for yourself, and your family.
Those who think they can be ignorant and free, wish for something that never was and never will be. Jefferson.
Freedom of Religion
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Freedom of Religion Statute for the Commonwealth of Virginia. That statute became the basis for the first amendment to the American Constitution.
Referring to Christianity’s persecution of opposing religions, Jefferson said; “If a man believes in many gods, it does not pick my pocket, or break my leg,” and described his personal belief as a sect unto himself. Jefferson thought Christianity had corrupted the Bible; therefore, he used six translations of the New Testament to create his own chronological version of the life of Jesus. His work was titled: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Jefferson also wrote a book titled The Philosophy of Jesus, but that work is lost.
Unfortunately, Jefferson was wrong. Atheistic and religious terrorism reveal that what a person “believes” about God, will both pick your pocket and break your leg. Freedom of Religion and “Tolerance” have produced 30, 000 confused, contentious, and often violent denominations of Christianity. Judaism, Islam, Paganism, and Atheism are similarly divided confused and violent. It’s time to stop trying to relive the history of ancient Israel, and end these destructive conflicts by solving the “mystery” of Human Existence.
The Pretenders: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam claim to be the spiritual or physical descendants of Abraham. They are modern pretenders to an ancient reality. The following is a small portion of the mayhem caused by their disastrous attempts to relive the history of ancient Israel. They caused:
- the “Jews” of Europe to intermarry exclusively with fellow “Jews,” and live a separated existence as the “Chosen People of God.” That pretense played a major role in the Darwinian Holocaust.
See link The Holocaust: Truth vs. Myths
- the disastrous attempt to recreate ancient Israel in the modern world, which turned the Middle East into a tinderbox.
- the genocidal Catholic Inquisition. Church leaders ordered that those they identified as “heretics” should be tortured until they repented. Some were burned alive in the name of Jesus.
- the Catholic Church required priests and nuns to forfeit their right to marry and bear children, and held them in a form of voluntary slavery.
- untold numbers of children have been sexually abused by these “celibate” priests.
- the Crusades of Christianity and Islam.
- the American revolution, slavery, and civil war. See Slavery: Truth vs. Myth on the Navigator.
- Islamic revolutions and counter revolutions in Iran, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
- the Iran / Iraq war between the Shiites and Sunni sects of Islam that killed an estimated one million people.
- two hundred years of war between Catholics and Protestants in Belfast.
- Islamic terrorism on a global scale.
- the destruction of the World Trade Center. 2,996 people killed in a fiery inferno, in NYC.
- the religious mass suicides of Masada and Jonestown.
- the fiery inferno at the Branch Davidian Christian compound in Waco Texas.
- 168 people, including 19 children, killed, and 500 injured in the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in retaliation for Waco by Christian fanatics.
- the rise of radical Atheism.
- the fallacious atheistic creation myth of evolution from the prime apes. That unfounded “theory” turned academia into an atheistic re-education camp.
- atheistic / communist revolutions in Russia, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Korea, Venezuela, Nicaragua, etc. that killed millions of people.
- the indoctrination of children, before the age of reason, into the ideological conflict between science and religion.
- World Wars 1 & 2, Normandy, Dresden, Pearl Harbor, Nagasaki, and Hiroshima.
- the “Cold War” and the arms race between Atheistic Communism and the Judeo-Christian West, which brought us to the brink of Nuclear War on several occasions. That stockpile of weapons is in danger of falling into the hands of religious terrorists.
- the atheistic / religious dictatorships of North Korea and Iran.
- the Korean and Vietnam wars.
- the radicalization of liberal and conservative politics in democracies and republics.
- the suffocating political correctness and “tolerance” of academia that censors free speech and stifles new thought.
- the need for body searches at airports and public gatherings.
- divisions between religious parents and their children, between interreligious husbands and wives, and between “liberal and conservative” family members and the fellow citizens of a country.
- the banning of the history of ancient Israel (the Bible etc.) from government functions, public ceremonies, and school as “religion.”
- the loss of a moral standard, resulting in the rampant rise of drug and alcohol abuse, crime, baby daddies and baby mammas, unwed women, single mothers, fatherless children, and abortion on demand.
Attempting to relive the history of ancient Israel, through government or religion, is extremely dangerous.
All religions, both biblical and pagan, are a modern pretense to an ancient reality, and Atheism is a reactionary ideological cult. The biblically based religions teach their followers that the prophesied world-ending Battle of Armageddon is a future event. If that mistaken belief is not corrected soon, the radical followers of these cults will inflict a nuclear, biological, or chemical act of terrorism on humanity that we cannot now imagine. Make no mistake, either as a state actor, or a radicalized faction of fanatic rebels: They Will Do It!
It is time to face The Awful Truth; science and religion have had two thousand years to solve the “Mystery” of Human Existence. THEY FAILED!
The Awful Truth is available in our Bookstore.
In God we Trust
America’s founding motto is: “In God we Trust.”
Atheism is antithetical to America’s founding precepts.
Atheism is a godless religion. Darwin is its messiah, evolution is its atheistic creation myth, and liberalism, socialism, and ideological science are its Dogmas. As such, it is an Anti-American godless religion. Why is ideological “science” indoctrinating every child in America’s elementary schools with this radical Anti-American ideology? It should be banned from academia and government under the separation of church and state statute.
Do you really believe you’re an evolving ape?
America, the country’s founders placed our Trust in God; not religion, ideological science, atheism, or evolution
There is a Solution – The Day of Elijah
In the Old Testament book of I Kings, chapter 18, the Prophet Elijah gives us an example of how we should test the credentials of religious leaders to determine whether or not they represent the God of Abraham. At that time there were two sects operating in Israel. One worshipped the god Ba’-al; the other, the God of Abraham. In a confrontation with the king, Elijah said that it was wrong for Israel to remain torn between two gods. He suggested that the matter be settled by a contest to determine which prophet represented the one true God. King Ahab approved of the idea and called the people of Israel out to Mt. Carmel.
The contest required the true prophet to have God send fire down from heaven and consume an offering. Because there were 450 prophets of Ba’-al and Elijah was alone, he allowed them to go first. They prepared their offering and began to pray and entreat their god to give them a sign, but there was no response. At about midday, Elijah began to mock their efforts. He encouraged them to chant louder and taunted them with barbs like: Perhaps Ba’-al is pursuing, or on a journey, or maybe he is sleeping?
This infuriated the prophets, so they cried louder while leaping onto the altar and cutting themselves with lancets until blood gushed out on their vestments. These wild rituals continued at a frenzied pitch until evening, but there was no voice or answer, nor any sign from Ba’-al.
As evening fell, Elijah repaired the altar of God that had been left to deteriorate by the Israelites. Using twelve stones, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel, he set wood for the fire and placed his offering on the altar. The prophet of God then called the people near to him and gave them instructions to dig a trench around the altar. He then asked that they drench the sacrifice with four barrels of water, soaking the altar, sacrifice and wood. After this was repeated three more times, the water ran down and filled the trench. And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near to the sacrifice, and said:
Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and I have done all these things at thy word.
Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and the water that was in the trench.
And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord he is the God; he is the God. I Ki. 18:36-39.
That, dear reader, is an answer to prayer. There can be no doubt that Elijah’s God hears and answers when His servant calls on Him. Let those in our modern-day religions who, like the prophets of Ba’-al, claim that we can call on God, first show us that they can call on Him.
In the Old Covenant book of Kings, Elijah chastised the Israelites for worshiping two gods. The God of Abraham, and Baal.
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. 1 Kings 18:21
There are now, literally, tens of thousands of religious denominations based on the Bible.
I suggest that we challenge the leaders of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to a contest in New York’s Central Park that would be called “The Day of Elijah.” There they will be given an opportunity to ask God, as Elijah did, to let it be known that modern-day clergymen can call on the God of Abraham; and that, like the great prophets of old, they are authorized to act on His behalf. Let them emulate Elijah and give us a sign to verify their claim that they are God’s authorized representatives, and that all they are doing has His approval. Any who cannot produce supernatural evidence of their authority, should have the courage and honesty to face The Awful Truth. Available in our Bookstore.
Are the “prayers” of our modern religions the equivalent of the prayers of Elijah, or the unanswered prayers of the Prophets of Baal? See the link, Prayer: Truth vs. Myth on the Navigator.
My disparaging remarks about the doctrines of Judeo-Christianity have led the clergy to accuse me of “making fun of other people’s religion,” as though that were some kind of heinous offense. The account of Elijah mocking the impotence of the prophets of Ba’-al, should put that complaint to rest.
Cult: The Definitions on Dictionary.com.
1) “a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal.”
Doesn’t that definition fit all Religions?
2) “an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers.”
Doesn’t that definition fit Darwin and Evolution?
According to those definitions, all religions, including Atheism and Evolution, are ideological cults.
It is time to face The Awful Truth, religion is a modern pretense to an ancient reality, and atheism is a reactionary ideological cult.
Messiah said: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Joh. 8:32.
Religion enslaves one to the rituals, holidays, and leaders of a “belief” system. Truth is known, not “believed;” consequently, it liberates. Think and Go Free.
A critical question; do citizens who have Free Speech need Freedom of Religion?
Freedom of speech gives citizens the right to advocate a “belief” about God. Freedom of religion gives citizens the right to act on behalf of God. That is a critical, and very dangerous, difference. Acting on behalf of God, caused all of the holy wars, holocausts, jihads, and violent atheistic revolutions of history.
It may be time to rethink the rationale for the Freedom of Religion statutes in our constitutions.
There is a Solution; One Man, One God, One Truth.
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