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Summary: The Talking Snake Theory is a factbased historical Creation Science book for Christian youngsters. Readers journey back 6,000 years ago in time to the actual date when God created the first two humans from a pile of dirt and a spare rib. It is a time and place that, despite the first hand accounts from eyewitnesses in the Bible, most ignorant secular scholars and scientists refuse to believe existed. For True Christians®, Jews, and Muslims, our entire belief systems hinge on a few words from a talking snake who appeared
around this same time. By using fun characters and cartoons based on factual accounts from the Holy Bible book of Genesis (one of the few history books that all three major religions in the world agree on), youngsters are taken on an educational journey they will remember for the rest of their lives.! Children will learn the truth about how snakes used to have legs until one of them opened up his mouth and gave Eve (the first woman) some bad dieting advice.! After God kicks Adam and Eve (the first humans) out of his Garden for listening to a talking snake, readers will follow the first family as they begin to populate the Earth.! The author uses an imaginary character named "Becky," who is Cain's daughter by his mother, Eve, to explain how it was possible for Adam and Cain to find another woman to help them make more babies.! After Becky agrees to be her dad's wife, they have more children together so that Adam can make babies with his grandchildren instead of his daughters, and so on.! Young readers will want to use a brown pen to color the face of Ham who appears right near the end of the book after God turns him into the first Negro for staring at his dad's (Noah's) hootchie.!! ===================================== ==
STATEMENT FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI ABOUT THE PATTERN OF THE SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS !IN THE UNITED STATES Your Holiness, I, Richard Sipe, approach you reluctantly to speak about the problem of sexual abuse by priests and bishops in the United States, but I am encouraged and prompted by the directive of Vatican II, Lumen Gentium, Chapter IV, No. 37. “By reason of knowledge, competence…the laity are empowered—indeed sometimes obliged—to manifest their opinion on those things that pertain to the good of the Church.” And also moved by your heartfelt demonstration of concern for victims on your recent visit to the United States I bring to your attention a dimension of the crisis not yet addressed. It is closer to the systemic center of the problem and one most difficult for you to address. As the crisis of sexual abuse of our children and vulnerable adults by priests and bishops in the United States is unfolding the dynamics of this dysfunction are becoming painfully clear. This sexual aberration is not generated from the bottom up—that is only from unsuitable candidates—but from the top down—that is from the sexual behaviors of superiors, even bishops and cardinals. The problem facing us in the American church is systemic. I will present Your Holiness with only a few examples: Bishop Thomas Lyons, now deceased, who was an Auxiliary in the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. groomed, seduced, and sexually abused a boy from the time he was seven years old until he was seventeen. When that boy grew into manhood he in turn abused his own child and young relatives. When I asked him about his actions he said to me, “I thought it was natural.
Father (Lyons) told me a priest showed him this when he was growing up.” A pattern was perpetuated for at least four generations. Abbot John Eidenschink of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota sexually abused some of his young monks during confession and spiritual direction. He admitted this behavior in regard to two of the monks I interviewed. They described the behavior in disturbingly graphic detail. Older monks that I interviewed told me that they knew that John’s Novice Master was inappropriately affectionate with him during his two years as a novice. More than a dozen of the monks of this monastery have been credibly accused of abuse of minors while Abbot Eidenschink was promoted to President of his Monastic Congregation, the American Cassinese. While I was Adjunct Professor at a Pontifical Seminary, St. Mary’s Baltimore (1972-1984) a number of seminarians came to me with concerns about the behavior of Theodore E. McCarrick then bishop of Metuchen New Jersey. It has been widely known for several decades that Bishop/Archbishop now Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick took seminarians and young priests to a shore home in New Jersey, sites in New York, and other places and slept with some of them. He established a coterie of young seminarians and priests that he encouraged to call him “Uncle Ted.” I have his correspondence where he referred to these men as being “cousins” with each other. Catholic journalist Matt C. Abbott already featured the statements of two priests (2005) and one ex-priest (2006) about McCarrick. !All three were "in the know" and aware of the Cardinal McCarrick’s activities in the same mode as I had heard at the seminary. None of these reporters, as far as Abbott knew, had sexual contact with the cardinal in the infamous sleepovers,
but one had first hand reports from a seminarian/priest who did share a bed and received cards and letters from McCarrick. The modus operendi is similar to the documents and letters I have received from a priest who describes in detail McCarrick’s sexual advances and personal activity. At least one prominent journalist at the Boston Globe was aware of McCarrick from his investigation of another priest, but until now legal documentation has not been available. And even at this point the complete story cannot be published because priest reporters are afraid of reprisals. I know the names of at least four priests who have had sexual encounters with Cardinal McCarrick. I have documents and letters that record the first hand testimony and eye witness accounts of McCarrick, then archbishop of Newark, New Jersey actually having sex with a priest, and at other times subjecting a priest to unwanted sexual advances. Your Holiness, you must seek out and listen to the stories, as I have from many priests about their seduction by highly placed clerics, and the dire consequences in their lives that does end in their victimization alone. Such behavior fosters confusion and makes celibacy problematic for seminarians and priests. This abuse paves the way for them to pass the tradition on—to have sex with each other and even with minors. The pattern and practice of priests in positions of responsibility for the training of men for the priesthood—rectors, confessors, spiritual directors, novice masters, and other clergy—who have sexual relations with seminarians and other priests is rampant in the Catholic Church in the United States. I have reviewed hundreds of documents that record just such behavior and interviewed scores of priests who have suffered from this activity. Priests, sexually active in
the above manner have frequently been appointed by the Vatican to be ordained bishops or even created cardinals. I approach Your Holiness with due reverence, but with the same intensity that motivated Peter Damian to lay out before your predecessor, Pope Leo IX, a description of the condition of the clergy during his time. The problems he spoke of are similar and as great now in the United States as they were then in Rome. If Your Holiness requests I will submit to you personally documentation of that about which I have spoken. Your Holiness, I submit this to you with urgent concern for our Church, especially for the young and our clergy.
By Nicholas Ngolyo Nairobi - During the day, he was a man of God, preaching the good news to his flock. But at night, he turned into somebody else, engaging in sex orgies and recording them for commercial distribution. This is the picture that police painted of a 50year-old American evangelist who was on Wednesday charged with possessing pornographic material. Mr Thomas Kevin Manton of Dominion International, a church that operates from a Nairobi hotel, was denied bail and remanded in custody until Friday for the police to complete their investigations.
The evangelist was arraigned before Kibera senior resident magistrate Cosmas Maundu and denied the charge. The prosecutor, Mr Joseph Musyoka, told the court that on February 25, this year at Runda Estate in Nairobi, he made or produced an obscene publication -- a compact disc -- tending to corrupt morals. He did this for the purpose of trade or for the purpose of distribution or public exhibition, the police alleged. Mr Musyoka told the court that the evangelist, who came into the country in 2007, might face more serious charges after completion of investigations. Immediately the charges were read to the accused, his lawyer, Mr Charles Agwara, asked the court to release him on bail. The lawyer told the court that they would prove that there was a scheme to extort money from the accused. But Mr Musyoka protested against the allegations. "These are serious allegations. We don't know whether the allegations are true," the prosecutor said. He objected to the accused being released on bail saying the police had not completed investigations. "The accused was arrested on June 23, 2009 and the police have not completed their investigations. We pray that the accused be remanded in police
custody to enable the investigating officer to finalise his inquiries," Mr Musyoka said. The prosecutor added that the defence lawyer had made serious allegations that certain people were out to extort money from the preacher, but the claims had not been proved. Mr Agwara opposed the application by the prosecution saying it was not the first time for the evangelist to be arrested by the police. Earlier, he said, his client was arrested and held at Jamhuri police post. "I have been attending Kilimani Police Station for the last one month. The police said they were waiting for witnesses to record statements," Mr Agwara said. Added the lawyer: "One month is a fair time to complete investigations. When he was arrested and locked up at Jamhuri police post, he was released after paying some money. We had even complained to the Commissioner of Police about the case." He said that the application to have the accused remanded for three days so that police could complete their investigations lacked merit. "The prosecution has not tendered any evidence for the accused to be remanded for three days," the defence lawyer told the court. But Mr Musyoka said that they had several
documents they intended to investigate because they had pornographic content. He urged the court to remand the accused saying the police did not arrest the preacher out of malice. The magistrate agreed with him and remanded the evangelist. Original Source: Original date published: 24 June 2009 Source Url: http://allafrica.com/stories/200906241009.html? viewall=1 Posted By: Jan AfricanCrisis Webmaster Author of: Government by Deception ===================================== ===
“A sly rabbi debates with God and through trickery defeats Him. God is forced to admit that the rabbi won the debate.” —The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Baba Mezia, 59b. “A Jewish man is obligated to say the prayer every day, “Thank you God, for not making me a gentile, a woman or a slave.” —The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Menahoth, 43b44a
“The best of the gentiles—kill them; the best of snakes—smash its skull; the best of women—is filled with witchcraft.” — The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Kiddushin 66c “All gentile children are animals.” The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Yebamoth 98a “Whosoever disobeys the rabbis deserves death and will be punished in Hell by being boiled in hot excrement.” —The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Erubin 21b “If a gentile hits a Jew, the gentile must be killed.” The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Sanhedrin 58b “Jesus the Nazarene, along with his disciples, practiced sorcery and black magic, led Jews astray into idolatry, and was sponsored by foreign, gentile powers.” The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Sanhedrin 43a “No rabbi can ever be punished with Hell.” —The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Hagigah 27a. “If a Jew is tempted to do evil, he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there.” —The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book, Moed Kattan, 17a “When a Jew murders a gentile there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep.” —The Babylonian Talmud, Judaism’s most holy book,
"I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied without understanding the world." –Richard Dawkins "The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion." -Karl Marx ============================================ =====
Matthew 10:34-39 "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her motherin-law; and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it."
"The New Testament was written in Greek. Paul – who believed the World was flat, that Joshua made the sun stand still, and Jehovah spoke from a burning bush – wrote one-third of it, perhaps more. The events described in the 24 Books are often contradictory, fail the time-line, defy both archaeology's and nature's immutable laws, and are suicidal if practiced. Nevertheless, the shamans bought it, taught it, and the illiterate public was coerced, brainwashed, threatened, tortured, murdered, and enthralled. … The Gospels profess that only Christians may enter Yahweh's Kingdom of Heaven. To qualify, among other demands, Christians must LOVE THEIR ENEMIES (Jews); give away their personal belongings; eschew knowledge; judge not, despise nature, abandon earthly pleasures, acknowledge that all YHWH's children are equal; and above all else worship YHWH, the jealous, wrathful, vengeful, unforgiving, genocidal, anthropomorphic tribal god (Jesus' father) created by Hebrews in their image and likeness. Omnipotent, omniscient YHWH promises Hebrews that they alone shall inherit the earth, that it is commendable to steal from Gentiles, better yet — kill them. Whereas Gentiles, if they fail to worship YHWH, are transported straight to Hell. And it is written, 'A little child shall
lead them.' These dangerous, imbecilic, concepts, tenets, and teachings, often treasonous, DESTROYED the Roman Empire and drenched the soil of Europe with Aryan blood for almost 2000 years!" James Von Brunn
Child abuse cases allege Jehovah's Witness cover-up Napa Valley Register/January 7, 2005 By David Ryan A bundle of child abuse cases may finally get off the ground at a key pre-trial hearing in Napa Superior Court this morning. As many as 11 lawsuits filed in six counties contend that Jehovah's Witnesses covered up acts of child molestation by church officials. Today's hearing is set to determine how the court should go forward with handling the cases and even whether an attorney's potential lifethreatening illness could hold up progress. Two cases involve three alleged Napa victims who are suing Napa Jehovah's Witness Congregations and other Jehovah's Witness groups, claiming highranking elders and church policymakers were negligent in supervising one church leader and
concealed records for more than 20 years. Charissa Welch, 35, and two women partially identified in court papers, Nicole D., 32, and Tabitha H., 30, claim Edward Bedoya Villegas, who was an elder in the congregation, forced them to perform oral sex on him starting more than 20 years ago. Welch and Tabitha H. said Villegas penetrated them with his fingers, while Tabitha H. also charges she was raped by Villegas. Villegas died in prison 10 years ago. In 1994, Villegas was convicted of molesting several local children at a Napa Jehovah's Witness congregation during the 1970s and '80s. During much of that time Villegas and his wife operated a Jehovah's Witness day care center. Jehovah's Witness officials have said the facts will show that neither the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society -- the national organization of the Jehovah's Witness church -- nor local elders are responsible for Villegas's actions. Yet whether the cases will move far enough along for both sides to present their evidence will largely be decided on whether the two sides can agree on a schedule of depositions, and even which cases should be tried first. At a Dec. 9 court hearing, Napa Superior Court Presiding Judge Scott Snowden ordered the parties to meet and confer
on several pre-trial issues, including which cases to stick on a fast-track schedule, how to schedule testimony with witnesses and when pre-trial motions might be filed in those cases. One of the most serious factors that could affect the speed of the cases is the health of Jehovah's Witness attorney Robert Schnack, who at the time of the Dec. 9 hearing was due to have a medical appointment where he would be told if he had cancer. In addition to the chance of being sidelined while undergoing treatment for a serious illness, Schnack warned the court that even with a series of agreed-upon deadlines for taking testimony from witnesses, the sheer number of depositions could make the cases drag on. "If we're going to pick two cases, it's still going to be 20 to 25 depositions," he said. Napa courts are known for being able to dispatch most lawsuits within a year, but it was clear through discussions among the attorneys that the complications provided by the 11 lawsuits would expand the timeline. "This isn't a garden variety case," Snowden said. "This is 11 lawsuits in one case and sometimes more than that." Rudy Nolen, an attorney for the alleged victims,
told Snowden he was interested in moving the cases forward as quickly and efficiently as possible, illustrating what may be underlying some of the initial conflict in scheduling that the two sides encountered when they first tried to work together. "We don't have the resources of the Jehovah's Witness church," Nolen said, seeming to accuse the church of dragging the cases out. ===================================== =
The Mountain Meadows massacre was a mass killing of the Fancher-Baker wagon train at Mountain Meadows in Utah Territory on September 11, 1857, by a group of Mormons and Paiute Indians. The Arkansas emigrants were traveling to California shortly before Utah War started. Mormons throughout the Utah Territory had been mustered to fight the invading United States Army, which they believed was intended to destroy them as a people. Initially intending to orchestrate an Indian massacre, two men with leadership roles in local military, church and government organizations, Isaac C. Haight and John D. Lee, conspired for Lee to lead militiamen disguised as Native Americans along with a contingent of Paiute tribesmen in an attack. The emigrants fought back and a siege ensued. Intending to leave no witnesses of Mormon complicity in the siege and avoid reprisals complicating the Utah War, militiamen induced the emigrants to surrender and give up their weapons. After escorting the emigrants out of their fortification, the militiamen and their tribesmen auxiliaries executed approximately 120 men,
women and children.
10 Worst Popes of all time Published on 1/9/2009 under People - 99,750 views TAGS: Wicked Popes, Controversial Popes
Pope Stephen VI: had his predecessor exhumed, tried, de-fingered, and thrown to the river Stephen VI was Pope from 896 to 897. Fueled by his anger with Pope Formosus, his predecessor, he exhumed Formosus's rotting corpse and put "him" on trial, in the so-called "Cadaver Synod" in January, 897.
With the corpse propped up on a throne, a deacon was appointed to answer for the deceased pontiff, who was condemned for performing the functions of a bishop when he had been deposed and for receiving the pontificate while he was the bishop of Porto, among other revived charges that had been leveled against Formosus in the strife during the pontificate of John VIII. The corpse was found guilty, stripped of its sacred vestments, deprived of three fingers of its right hand (the blessing fingers), clad in the garb of a layman, and quickly buried; it was then re-exhumed and thrown in the Tiber. All ordinations performed by Formosus were annulled.
The trial excited a tumult. Though the instigators of the deed may actually have been Formosus' enemies of the House of Spoleto (notably Guy IV of Spoleto), who had recovered their authority in Rome at the beginning of 897 by renouncing their broader claims in central Italy, the scandal ended in Stephen's imprisonment and his death by strangling that summer.
Pope Benedict IX: the Pope who sold the papacy
Benedict IX was Pope from 1032 to 1044, again in 1045, and finally from 1047 to 1048, the only man to have served as Pope for three discontinuous periods. Benedict gave up his papacy for the first time in exchange for a large sum of money in 1044. He returned in 1045 to depose his replacement and reigned for one month, after which he left again, possibly to marry, and sold the papacy for a second time, to his Godfather (possibly for over 650 kg /1450 lb of gold). Two years later, Benedict retook Rome and reigned for an additional one year, until 1048. Poppo of Brixen (later to become Pope Damascus II) eventually forced him out of Rome. Benedict’s place and date of death are unknown, but some speculate that he made further attempts to regain the Papal Throne. St. Peter Damian described him as “feasting on immorality” and “a demon from hell in the disguise of a priest” in the Liber Gomorrhianus, a treatise on papal corruption and sex that accused Benedict IX of routine homosexuality and bestiality. Pope Sergius III: ordered the murder of another pope and started the "pornocracy" Sergius III was Pope from 897 to 911, and has been the
only pope known to have ordered the murder of another pope and the only known to have fathered an illegitimate son who later became pope; his pontificate has been described as "dismal and disgraceful." The pontificate of Sergius III was remarkable for the rise of what papal historians call a "pornocracy," or rule of the harlots, a reversal of the natural order as they saw it, according to Liber pontificalis and a later chronicler who was also biased against Sergius III. This "pornocracy" was an age with women in power: Theodora, whom Liutprand characterized as a "shameless whore... [who] exercised power on the Roman citizenry like a man" and her daughter Marozia, the mother of Pope John XI (931–935) and reputed to be the mistress of Sergius III.
Pope John XII: raped female pilgrims and invoked pagan gods John XII was Pope from 955 to 964. On 963, Holy Roman Emperor Otto I summoned a council, levelling charges that John had ordained a deacon in a stable, consecrated a 10-year-old boy as bishop of Todi, converted the Lateran Palace into a brothel, raped female pilgrims in St. Peter's, stolen church offerings, drank toasts to the devil, and invoked the aid of Jove, Venus, and other pagan gods when playing dice. He was deposed, but returned as pope when Otto left Rome, maiming and mutilating all who had opposed him. On 964, he was apparently beaten by the husband of a woman with which he was having an affair, dying three days later without receiving confession or the sacraments.
Pope Leo X: sold indulgences, killed cardinals
Leo X was Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. He is known primarily for the sale of indulgences to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica and his challenging of Martin Luther's 95 theses. According to Alexandre Dumas, "under his pontificate, Christianity assumed a pagan character, which, passing from art
into manners, gives to this epoch a strange complexion. Crimes for the moment disappeared, to give place to vices; but to charming vices, vices in good taste, such as those indulged in by Alcibiades and sung by Catullus." When he became Pope, Leo X is reported to have said to his brother Giuliano: “Since God has given us the papacy, let us enjoy it.” His extravagance offended not only people like Martin Luther, but also some cardinals, who, led by Alfonso Petrucci of Siena, plotted an assassination attempt. Eventually, Pope Leo found out who these people were, and had them followed. The conspirators died of “food poisoning.” Some people argue that Leo X and his followers simply concocted the assassination charges in a moneymaking scheme to collect fines from the various wealthy cardinals Leo X detested.
Pope Alexander VI: nepotism, orgies and the rise of the Borgia family
Alexander VI was Pope from 1492 to 1503. He is the most
controversial of the secular popes of the Renaissance, and his surname (Italianized as Borgia) became a byword for the debased standards of the papacy of that era. Originally Cardinal Borgia from Spain, Pope Alexander's claims to fame were taking over much of Italy by force with the help of his son Cesare (yes, his son), a racy relationship with his daughter Lucrezia (some say her son was his), and his affinity for throwing large parties, bordering on orgies, that usually culminated with little naked boys jumping out of large cakes.
Pope Innocent IV: introduced torture on the Inquisition
Innocent IV was Pope from 1243 to 1254. Certainly the Inquisition represents the darkest of Roman Church history, and it was Innocent IV who approved the use of torture to extract
confessions of heresy. He aggressively applied the principle that “the end justifies the means.” It is shocking to learn about the deranged instruments of torture that were used on so many innocent people. One of the most famous people to suffer at the hands of Roman inquisitors was Galileo. The church condemned Galileo for claiming that the earth revolved around the sun.
Pope Urban VI: complained he did not hear enough screaming when his Cardinals were tortured
Urban VI was Pope from 1378 to 1389. He was the first Pope of the Western Schism (which ultimately lead to three people claiming the Papal throne at the same time). Once elected, he was prone to outbursts of rage. The cardinals who elected him
decided that they had made the wrong decision and they elected a new Pope in his place, so he took the name of Clement VII and started a second Papal court in Avignon, France. Later he would launch a program of violence against those he thought to have been conspiring against him, imprisoning people at will and mistreating them brutally. Later historians have considered seriously that he might have been insane. The second election threw the Church into turmoil. There had been antipopes, rival claimants to the papacy, before, but most of them had been appointed by various rival factions; in this case, the legitimate leaders of the Church themselves had created both popes. The conflict quickly escalated from a church problem to a diplomatic crisis that divided Europe. Secular leaders had to choose which pope they would recognize. The schism was repaired forty years later when all three of the (then) reigning Popes abdicated together and a successor elected in the person of Pope Martin V.
Pope John XV: split the church's finances among his relatives
John XV was Pope from 985 to 996. The Pope's venality and nepotism had made him very unpopular with the citizens, as he split the church's finances among his relatives and was described as "covetous of filthy lucre and corrupt in all his acts."
Pope Clement VII: his power-politicking with France, Spain, and Germany got Rome sacked.
Clement VII was Pope from 1523 to 1534. A member of the powerful Medici family, Clement VII possessed great political and diplomatic skills - but he lacked the understanding of the age necessary to cope with the political and religious changes he
faced. His relationship with Emperor Charles V was so bad that, in May 1527, Charles invaded Italy and sacked Rome. Imprisoned, Clement was forced into a humiliating compromise which forced him to give up a great deal of secular and religious power. Eventually, Clement became ill and never recovered. He died on September 25, 1534, hated by the people of Rome, who never forgave him for the destruction of 1527.
================================== == Absolutist Papal Maxims of the Jesuits 1. There is but one Supreme Authority in the World, and that is the Pope. 2. God hath delivered over unto the Pope the Power and Rule of Heaven and Earth, therefore we must be obedient unto him upon pain of damnation. 3. All Right and Power are lodged in his Breast. 4. No Law can be made to bind Christians, but by the Pope’s Authority, as of old the Israelites received none but by Moses. 5. The Gospel would not be the Gospel, if the Pope had not approved of it. 6. The Pope can take away any man’s Right, and give it to another. 7. The Pope can do any thing, above all Right,
against all Right and without all Right. 8. If Christ commands one thing, and the Pope another thing, the Pope is rather to be obeyed than Jesus Christ. 9. The Pope’s Decretory Letters are to be received and esteemed as Authentic as the Word of God or the Holy Scriptures. 10. It is Sacrilege to question the Pope’s Actions, and he is cursed of God who violates the Pope’s censures. 11. If the Pope affirm that to be black, which our Eyes judge to be white, we ought also then to declare, that it’s black, upon pain of our souls. 12. The Pope hath the sole Rule and Power of the whole World in Temporals as well as in Spirituals, and therefore can depose Emperors and Kings, and may dispose of their Dominions as he shall think convenient. 13. If the Pope shall depose a King and give his Kingdom to another, and the people will not receive him, the Pope may bring him in by force of Arms, because he is Judge of all and instead of God on Earth. 14. Not to believe that the Pope can depose Kings is [to be], and that deservedly, damned for Heresy.
15. Christ had not done wisely if he had not left the Pope power to depose Kings. 16. If a King be a Heretic or favorer of Heresy he may be deposed. 17. If the Pope shall declare a King to be a Heretic, he hath no right to his Kingdom, and the Pope may depose him. 18. The Pope can give the people liberty either to choose or take new Masters; by this means they keep all Kings and Princes in their Obedience and Submission to the Pope. 19. All Protestants are Heretics, and therefore they ought to be killed. 20. It is better and safer to make alliance and amity with Turks, Infidels, or Jews, than with Heretic Protestants, because they may draw us into the errors of their novelties.
What You Didn't Know About The Popes Of Rome By Mark Owen 4-6-5 !
On the evening of Saturday April 2, 2005,
after receiving the Rite of Extreme Unction, Pope John Paul II passed away. At this time his chamberlain would have gone to the papal hospital bed and asked the Bishop of Rome a question, "Are you dead?" There would be no reply from the Pope. The chamberlain would then pick up a silver hammer and strike the Pope on the head and repeat his question, "Are you dead?" Again there would be no reply. The chamberlain would then thrice call out the Pope's baptismal name. He would then declare the Pope to be dead. ! This is the way the Church has determined papal deaths for centuries. This is the way of the world's oldest monarchy. ! Since 1763 the august Almanach de Gotha has been the ultimate authority on the royal houses of Europe. Listed under 'Reigning Sovereign Houses' is the Holy See. Therein is stated, "the incumbent of the Holy See is considered by Christian sovereign families as the 'Father of the Family of Kings,' [and] his Holiness represents the OLDEST MONARCHY on earth" !
The triple sovereignty of the Pope-Person, Holy See & Vatican City--is distinct in fact and in law. Internationally, he is not subject to any authority on earth. His Cardinals are considered to be Princes of the Church and peers of the sons of reigning monarchs. Each diocese is considered to be a royal fiefdom. The word 'diocese' originally signified an administrative unit devised by the Emperor Diocletian, a tyrant noted for his persecution of Christians. ! Following are brief sketches of some of the more interesting holders of the title 'Vicar of Christ' (it should be noted that the Latin equivalent of the Greek 'anti' is 'vicarius,' from whence is derived the word 'vicar'). ! Without a doubt, there was one Pope who was completely mad. In 896 Stephen VII set in motion the trial of his rival, the late Pope Formosus who had been dead for 9 months at the time. Formosus' corpse was dragged from its tomb and arrayed on a throne in the council chamber. The corpse, wrapped in a hair shirt, was provided with council, who wisely remained silent while Pope Stephen
raved and screamed at it. The crime of Formosus was that he had crowned emperor one of the numerous illegitimate heirs of Charlemagne after first having performed the same office for a candidate favored by Stephen. After Stephen's rant, the corpse was stripped of its clothes and its fingers were chopped off. It was then dragged through the palace and hurled from a balcony to a howling mob below who threw it into the Tiber. The body was later rescued by people sympathetic to Formosus and given a quiet burial. Stephen was strangled to death a few years later. ! In 964 Pope Benedict V raped a young girl and absconded to Constantinople with the papal treasury only to reappear when the money ran out. Church historian Gerbert called Benedict 'the most iniquitous of all the monsters of ungodliness.' The pontiff was eventually slain by a jealous husband. His corpse, bearing a hundred dagger wounds, was dragged through the streets before being tossed into a cesspit. ! In October 1032 the papal miter was
purchased for the 11-year old Benedict IX. Upon reaching his 14th year, a chronicler wrote that Benedict had already surpassed in wantonness and profligacy all who had preceded him. He often had to leave Rome in a hurry. ! Gregory VII was a master forger, surpassing even the great fraud known as the 'Donation of Constantine,' the document that created the Papal States. Gregory had an entire school of forgers turning out document after document bearing the papal seal of approval. These documents were later systematized in the mid-1100s in Bologna by Gratian, a Benedictine monk. He called his work the Decretum, or Code of Canon Law. It was peppered throughout with several centuries of forgeries along with Gratian's own fictional additions. Gregory also formalized the celibacy doctrine in order to curtail the many gifts of church lands being given away to all of the illegitimate children of priests and bishops. According to Catholic historian Peter de Rosa in his book Vicars of Christ: ! "Popes had mistresses as young as fifteen
years of age, were guilty of incest and sexual perversions of every sort, had innumerable children, were murdered in the very act of adultery In the old Catholic phrase, why be holier than the Pope?" ! Another interesting figure was Alexander VI (formerly Rodrigo Borgia). He reigned from 1492-1503. Alexander committed his first murder at the age of 12. Upon assuming the Papal miter he cried, "I am Pope, Vicar of Christ!" In his Decline and Fall Gibbon referred to Alexander as the Tiberius of Rome. Like his predecessor Innocent VIII, Alexander sired many children, baptized them personally and officiated at their weddings in the Vatican. He had ten known illegitimate children (including the notorious Cesare and Lucrezia), by his favorite mistress Vannoza Catanei. When she faded, Borgia took the 15-year old Giulia Farnese. Farnese obtained a Cardinal's red hat for her brother who later became Paul III. ! Alexander was followed by Julius II who purchased the papacy with his own private fortune. He didn't even pretend to be a Christian. A notorious womanizer who sired
any number of bastards, Julius was so eaten away with syphilis that he couldn't even expose his foot to be kissed. ! Under Leo X (1513-21)--who cursed and excommunicated Martin Luther-specific prices were enumerated by the Roman Chancery for every imaginable crime. For instance, a deacon accused of murder could be absolved for 20 crowns. Once pardoned, he could not be prosecuted by civil authorities. Two hundred years earlier, John XXII had done much the same thing, setting prices for crimes ranging from incest to sodomy. ! During his pontificate Innocent VIII (1484-92) granted a 20-year Butterbriefe indulgence to persons who met his price. For a sum, one could purchase the privilege of eating favorite dishes during Lent. ! Leo X (Giovanni de Medici) commissioned the Dominican friar Tetzel to sell indulgences which released one from purgatory. Tetzel's famous refrain went, "As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, a soul from purgatory
springs!" ! Pope Sixtus IV charged Roman brothels a Church tax. According to historian Will Durant, in 1490 there were 6800 registered prostitutes in Rome. Pius II declared that Rome was the only city run by bastards (the sons of Popes and Cardinals). ! The iniquity of the various Popes has filled many books, and one has to wonder if the Church has been cursed from the very beginning. After all, Constantine leveled the Stadium of Caligula and the Temple of Apollo and used the stones and marble from them to erect the original basilica of Peter. Could he have been engaging in an act of sympathetic magic, as some have alleged? Constantine's choice of building materials might account for the observation made in Rome by Martin Luther centuries later who declared, "If there is a Hell, Rome is built over it. It is an abyss from whence issues every kind of sin." ! Very brief mention should be made of the staggering scale of the Inquisition. In his History of the Inquisition, Canon Llorente,
who was Secretary of the Inquistion in Madrid from 1790-92 estimated the number of condemned in Spain alone to have exceeded 3 million, with 300,000 burned at the stake. A Catholic historian comments on the events leading up to the suppression of the Spanish Inquisition: ! "When Napoleon conquered Spain in 1808, a Polish officer in his army, Col. Lemanouski, reported that the Dominicans (in charge of the Inquisition) blockaded themselves in their monastery in Madrid. When Lemanouski's troops forced an entry, the inquisitors denied the existence of any torture chambers. The soldiers searched the monastery and discovered them under the floors. The chambers were full of prisoners, all naked, many insane. The French troops, used to cruelty and blood, could not stomach the sight. They emptied the torture chambers, laid gunpowder to the monastery and blew the place up" ! Rome was truly drunk with the Martyr's blood. !
And the Papacy isn't fairing much better in our modern age, and would appear to be in serious decline, if not in outright defeat. ! In November 2000 Italian headlines screamed, "Devil Defeats Pope!" Il Messaggero reported that the Pope had been confronted by a teenage girl in the Vatican who screamed insults in a cavernous voice during an audience. John Paul attempted an exorcism but his ministrations had no effect on the girl. ! Devils in the Vatican would come as no surprise to Msgr. Luigi Marinelli. His book Gone With the Wind at the Vatican fairly flew off the shelves in Italy, revealing as it did stories of money-laundering prelates, sex abuse and Satanic rituals performed within the walls of the Holy See. ! Marinelli's comments echo those of the late Fr. Malachi Martin, a former Jesuit and exorcist, whose 1990 book The Keys of this Blood contains the following disturbing information: !
"Most frighteningly for John Paul, he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in certain bishop's chanceries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called the 'superforce.' Rumors, difficult to verify, tied its installation to the beginning of Paul VIs reign in 1963. Indeed, Paul had alluded somberly to "the smoke of Satan which has entered the Sanctuary"-an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony performed by Satanists in the Vatican. Besides, the incidence of Satanic pedophilia-rites and practices-was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as Turin in Italy and South Carolina in the United States. The cultic acts of Satanic pedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of the Fallen Archangel's rites." ! Adding fuel to the fire is ex-Jesuit Robert Kaiser with his recent book Clerical Error. Kaiser states that Malachi Martin was something of a confabulist who lived for 30 years as a kept man under the roof of Manhattan socialite Kakia Livanos, the ex-wife
of Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos. Kaiser goes on to say that Martin also stole his wife Mary from him at one point in the 60s when all three were quartered in Rome. Kaiser also surmises that Martin may have been a paid lobbyist for the American Jewish Committee. ! In his new book Glimpses of the Devil, psychiatrist M. Scott Peck weighs in with many interesting comments on possession and exorcism. He also declares Martin to have been most scrupulous in his histories of the exorcisms recounted in Hostage to the Devil. However, according to Peck, although a formidable scholar and gifted polyglot (17 languages), Martin could by turns be a 'pathological liar' and a 'leprechaun.' Needless to say, the jury is still out on the legacy of Malachi Martin. ! On the other hand, the verdict on the pederasty that is endemic to the Roman priesthood, is in. The Church paid out more than $1 billion in claims to victims of sex abuse by clergy in the 1990s alone. And the American branch offers a very disturbing
treatment method to offenders. One startling example should suffice: ! Fr. Jay Mullin was accused of molesting a boy more than 20 years ago in Boston. Then Cardinal Bernard Law commanded Mullin to be evaluated at St. Luke's Institute. The Institute is a Washington clinic that was profiled in a Boston Globe article of February 24, 2002: ! "Mullin was flown south in 1992 to a clinic outside Washington, D.C. The church-run clinic had a huge collection of child pornography of varying degrees, which ranged from soft porn to hardcore S&M images, all featuring preteen boys and girls" ! This would have to rate as the most devilish form of aversion therapy ever known. It would be akin to treating alcoholics with copious quantities of vintage wine or bombarding junkies with free packets of China White heroin. Truly degenerate and depraved lunatics were running the asylum known as St. Lukes. ! Notwithstanding the scandal and shock of the
aforementioned, Rome carries on quietly with her program of world dominion. They lead the competition to establish the first one-world system that has ever existed. Their ultimate goal is global religious syncretism, and to eventually wield control and authority over every individual on earth. The human solidarity goals of the Roman Church are identical to the goals and objectives of the United Nations. This is why they are such an perfect fit. Rome only gives the appearance of objecting to the UN agenda. At the 1996 World Food Summit in Rome Cardinal Angelo Sodana pledged the Holy See's support for the UNs humanistic 'Programs of Action.' ! Rome also has designs on Jerusalem. ! For 46 years after Israel's rebirth the Vatican refused to acknowledge Israel's right to exist. But Rome wants to exert premier influence over Jerusalem, which will one day function as the capital of her World Church. ! In a 1993 letter to the Pope, Shimon Peres promised to internationalize Jerusalem, granting the UN political control of the Old
City and the Vatican hegemony over the holy sites within. This was confirmed by the Italian newspaper La Stampa. In March 1995 the Israeli radio station Arutz Sheva was leaked a cable from the Israeli Embassy in Rome, confirming the hand over of Jerusalem to the Vatican. ! The future Pope will establish his throne one day within the walls of the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem. It is from here that he will rule his World Church. ! And this day may not be as far off as many believe. The cornerstones for the Third Temple have already been quarried by the Jewish group known as the Temple Mount Faithful. They are extremely well financed and organized. They have also produced priestly vestments in accordance with scriptural outlines and are presently attempting to breed a perfect red heifer in anticipation of the coming dedication ceremonies. Obviously, Rome and the Temple Mount Faithful are headed for a showdown. ! In a letter sent to the Vatican in January
2004, the TMF demanded that Pope John Paul return the Temple Menorah and other vessels and treasures removed in 70AD by Titus and taken to Rome, where they are presently held within the Secret Vatican Archives. !================================ ======= The Mountain Meadows massacre was a mass killing of the Fancher-Baker wagon train at Mountain Meadows in Utah Territory on September 11, 1857, by a group of Mormons and Paiute Indians. The Arkansas emigrants were traveling to California shortly before Utah War started. Mormons throughout the Utah Territory had been mustered to fight the invading United States Army, which they believed was intended to destroy them as a people. Initially intending to orchestrate an Indian massacre, two men with leadership roles in local military, church and government organizations, Isaac C. Haight and John D. Lee, conspired for Lee to lead militiamen disguised as Native Americans along with a contingent of Paiute tribesmen in an attack. The emigrants fought back and a siege ensued. Intending to leave no witnesses of
Mormon complicity in the siege and avoid reprisals complicating the Utah War, militiamen induced the emigrants to surrender and give up their weapons. After escorting the emigrants out of their fortification, the militiamen and their tribesmen auxiliaries executed approximately 120 men, women and children. ================================= =======
Issue# 2000.02 January 8th, 1999 ! !
N. S. Rajaram Christ And Christianity In The Year 2000
The Jesus Myth Pope Leo X, who reigned 1513-21, once said: "It has served us well, this myth of Christ." By this he meant that over the centuries, the Vatican had managed to acquire enormous wealth and power in the name of a figure called Jesus Christ. In this century, the man most responsible for making Vatican the financial powerhouse it is today was its investment manager, a financial genius by name Bernardino Nogara. Speaking of him, Cardinal Spellman of New York once said: "Next to Jesus Christ, the best thing that ever happened to the Catholic Church is Bernardino Nogara." Anticipating that Europe was heading for war, Nogara invested heavily in armaments factories, buying several of them outright. This allowed the Vatican to reap huge profits when Mussolini invaded Abyssinia in 1935 and in World War II later. To go with this, the Vatican's Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, later to gain fame - or notoriety as Pope Pius XII negotiated highly profitable treaties with Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany. This did not come free. In the bargain, the Vatican became a virtual dependency of Germany and Italy. The British Cardinal Hemsley once said: "If
Fascism goes under, then the God's cause goes under with it." But there is more to the 'myth of Christ' - as Pope Leo called it - than mere profits. Recent archaeological discoveries in the Qumran region of Palestine, especially the Dead Sea Scrolls, show that the whole of Christianity, including Jesus of the Gospels, is a later fabrication. Following the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, the Vatican managed to gain control of them and tried to suppress the whole thing for over forty years. Its monopoly was broken only in 1991, thanks to the untiring efforts of the California Biblical historian Robert Eisenman. What the Biblical scholars who have studied the Dead Sea Scrolls tell us is that everything in Christianity, including the life of Jesus Christ found in the Gospels is a later fabrication based on texts that existed at least a century before the supposed birth of Jesus! Almost everything connected with Jesus Christ and his teachings can be traced to earlier sources like the Dead Sea Scrolls. John Allegro, a pioneer in the study of the Scrolls in the original, had this to say:
"The origins of some Christian rituals and doctrines can be seen in the documents of an extremist Jewish sect that existed for more than a hundred years before the birth of Christ. "My own opinion is that the scrolls [of the Dead Sea] prompt us increasingly to seek an eschatological meaning for most of Jesus' reported sayings: more and more become intelligible when viewed in the light of the imminent cataclysms of Qumran [in Palestine] expectations, and the inner conflicts in men's hearts as the time grew near. "As far as details in the New Testament record of Jesus' life is concerned, I would suggest that the scrolls give added ground for believing that many incidents are merely projections into Jesus' own history of what was expected of the Messiah." In other words, Jesus of Christianity never existed! The story of Jesus is a later fabrication based on what people wanted their Messiah to be. It should also be noted that many important events of Christianity including the Last Supper and even the Crucifixion have no historical basis. Catholics observe a ceremony called the Lord's
Supper as a commemoration of the Last Supper. The Dead Sea Scrolls tell us that the Jews of Qumran used to observe the Lord's Supper a hundred years before the birth of Christianity. This means that the story of the Last Supper is a dramatization of this ancient Jewish practice. Recent documents released by Eisenman show the same to be true of Crucifixion. The seed of the story can be found in a fragmentary scroll known as the 'Pierced Messiah'. The distinguished scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Neil Asher Silberman had this to say regarding this very important Scroll fragment - known as the 'Pierced Messiah' discovered by Robert Eisenman. "Here, as Eisenman believed, was additional proof (as if any was needed) ... on explosive material for decades, material that would show that the passion of the messiah [by crucifixion] was a common expectation and not a historical event." This is a bombshell! The story does not end here, for even the idea of the Davidic Messiah as the Son of God who will perform miracles like healing the sick and raising the dead is found in the Scrolls. Here are two important passages from
the Dead Sea Scrolls to that describe this, long before the birth of Christianity: "I shall be the father and he shall be my son. He is the branch of David who shall arise with the Interpreter of the Law to rule in Zion at the end of time. "The Heavens and Earth will obey His Messiah, ... and all that is in them... "And for wonders that are not the works of the Lord ... then He will heal the sick, resurrect the dead, to the meek announce glad tidings. ... He will lead the Holy Ones; He will shepherd them." The Gospels of course attribute all these to Jesus the Messiah (Christ). In summary, the whole of Christianity, including the story of the crucifixion of Jesus is a later fabrication, created to gain support of the Roman Empire. This reached its culmination when Constantine gave recognition to Christianity as an official religion in 325 AD, and Theodosius, later, banned all forms of public worship other than the Christian. With this, the pluralistic Roman Empire became a narrow theocracy that soon plunged Europe into a 1000year Dark Age, like what Muslims did to India.
So it was not the Roman Empire that became Christian, but Christianity that became the Roman Empire by turning against the Jews who founded it. St. Paul, the real founder of Christianity was a Hellenized Jew, a rich and privileged Roman citizen who hated fellow Jews. He was like the Indian Secularists today who hate Hindus and Hinduism. He and his successors fabricated large parts of the New Testament to destroy the Jews of Palestine who were in a constant state of rebellion against the Romans. The mythical Jesus was created to facilitate this process. Paul was a Roman agent. The Gospels The fact that the Gospels are a later fabrication by authors who were agents of the Roman Empire becomes clear upon examining their language and content. (This is why they praise the bloodthirsty Roman tyrant Pilate as a compassionate man and blame the innocent Jews for killing Jesus.) The language of the Jews of Palestine two thousand years ago was Aramaic; their sacred language was Hebrew. But the New Testament including the Gospels is in Greek - the official language of the eastern part of the Roman Empire of which
Palestine was a colony. (Greek was like English in India under British rule.) The teachings of Jesus should have been in Aramaic. But strangely, there is no version of the New Testament in Hebrew or Aramaic. This is like having the Bhagavadgita or the Upanishads in English with no Sanskrit originals. How authentic can such a text be? It is clear from this that the Gospels are a later creation and not a contemporary account. This is only the beginning, for the whole of Christian doctrine and practices rest on a foundation of forgery, falsehood and fabrication carried out on an unprecedented scale. This is true of the most important document of Christianity (after the Bible) - the Decretals compiled by Gratian of Bologna. Former Catholic priest Peter de Rosa has this to say: "... the documents forged in Rome at this time [before c. 1100 AD] were systematized in the mid-1100s at Bologna by Gratian, a Benedictine monk. [This is known as the Decretum or the Code of Canon Law.]... It was peppered with three centuries of forgeries and conclusions drawn from them, with his own fictional additions. Of the 324 passages he quotes from the Popes of the first four centuries, only eleven are genuine."
Only eleven out of three hundred and twenty-four! It was only in the eighteenth century that the Vatican even acknowledged that the Decretals were riddled with forgeries. But Thomas Aquinas, who knew little or no Greek, used it as the basis for his monumental work Summa Theologia. This is still the basis for much of Christian teachings, especially in the Catholic Church. This is what the Pope and the Vatican want to bring to India as the 'only truth' without which salvation is impossible! The message of Christianity One can always say that it doesn't really matter if Jesus was not historical, but it is the message of Christianity that really counts. This is not valid, for without Christ there is no Christianity just there can be no Islam without Prophet Muhammad. After all, it is Christianity's claim that there can be no salvation without Jesus, who we know never existed! But let us take a look at what Christianity has to say. Here are a few examples: "He that is not with me is against me." (Jesus Christ) Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I
come not to send peace, but a sword. "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. "And a man's foes shall be they of his own household." (Jesus Christ) "Ye shall utterly destroy all the places wherein the nations which ye possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, upon the hills, and every green tree." (Moses) "They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs." (Moses) Those who say that the Bible teaches compassion either have never read it or are deliberate frauds (like the missionaries), who want to prey on the gullible. It is a manual for creating discord and hatred. Most Christians know nothing about the
Bible. Conclusion As a pluralist, I acknowledge the right of everyone to believe and practice whatever and however one wishes. But this does not give anyone the right to abuse and attack other people's beliefs and places of worship in the name of the 'true faith'. This is exactly what Christianity has been doing for two thousand years, destroying civilizations in Greece, Europe and the Americas in the name of God and Christ. It has now turned its covetous eyes on India to save itself from collapse. In the words of Father Monchanin, a Christian missionary in India: "India has received from the Almighty an uncommon gift, an unquenchable thirst for whatever spiritual. From the Vedic and Upanishadic times, a countless host of her sons [sic; and her daughters] have been great seekers of God. ...Communion with Him and liberation from whatever hinders that realization, was for them the unique goal.... Unfortunately, Indian wisdom is tainted with erroneous tendencies and looks as if it has not yet found its own equilibrium. So was Greek wisdom before Greece humbly received its
Paschal message of the Risen Christ. ... But once Christianized, Greece rejected her ancestral errors; ... [Greek Civilization was destroyed.] Is not the message she [India] has to deliver to the world similar to the message of ancient Greece? Therefore the Christianization of Indian civilization is to all intents and purposes an historical undertaking comparable to the Christianization of Greece." This is the Christian agenda, emphasized by Pope John Paul II at the Asian Bishop's Conference in Manila, repeated at Delhi during the Pope's recent visit: "A great new harvest of faith will be reaped on this vast and vital continent." There is also a more serious issue at stake. Christianity is a racist religion, dominated by Europeans. From the time of Columbus, it has been a tool of European exploitation of others in the name of the 'White Man's Burden'. The attitude of subservience to the West and to white people still pervades the education provided at Christian schools and colleges in India and other developing countries, placing their minds in a state of permanent inferiority. (A white missionary like Graham Staines always commands more respect than a native priest.)
But now, the West has rejected Christianity along with its superstitions and anti-humanism. This has forced Christian organizations and its missionaries to seek their fortunes in India. Indian Christians have become pawns in this game of survival for Christian institutions in the West. Their goal is to use Indian Christians as a fifth column in their agenda of subversion and expansion in India. It is up to the Christians of India to decide if they want to live at peace with their Hindu brothers and sisters, or serve as cannon fodder in a religious war being instigated by foreign Christian organizations in their struggle for survival. They should look at Kosovo and Indonesia. As for as Christianity is concerned, here is what Nostradamus wrote more than 400 years ago, predicting return to Paganism, leaving the Church with its 'shattered foundation'.
For temples sacred in the pristine Roman fashion, They'll reject the one with the shattered foundation; Taking to their laws ancient and human, Will chase out their cults and saintly pretension.
This may or may not come about, but the revelations of the Dead Sea Scrolls have certainly left Christianity with a 'shattered foundation'. Less than 3 percent in Rome today go to Church. REFERENCES Baigent, Michael and Richard Leigh. 1991. The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception. New York: Summit Books. de Rosa, Peter. 1988. Vicars of Christ: The Dark Side of the Papacy. London: Corgi Books. Goel, Sita Ram. 1995, Jesus Christ: An Artifice for Aggression. New Delhi: Voice of India. Goel, Sita Ram (editor). 1998. Niyogi Committee Report on Christian Missioanry Activities. New Delhi: Voice of India. Goel, Sita Ram. 1998. Pseudo-Secularism, Christian Missions and the Hindu Renaissance. New Delhi: Voice of India. Rajaram, N.S. 1997. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Crisis of Christianity: An Eastern View of a
Western Crisis. London: Minerva Press. Rajaram, N.S. 1998. A Hindu View of the World. New Delhi, Voice of India. Rajaram, N.S. 1999. Christianity's Collapsing Empire and Its Designs in India. New Delhi: Hindu Writers' Forum. Rajaram, N.S. 2000. Profiles in Deception: Ayodhya and the Dead Sea Scrolls. (To Appear). Silberman, Neil Asher. 1996. The Hidden Scrolls. London: Mandarin. ====================================! ! Judaized Christianity: Front for New World Order -Sen. McCarthy
"Your Churches Will Teach the Jew's Religion" Excerpt from a 1956 speech, "GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SURRENDER" by Senator Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957.) And many of the people of the land became Jews." Esther 9:17.
Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. -Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782
But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. -Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782
What is it men cannot be made to believe! -Thomas Jefferson to Richard Henry Lee, April 22, 1786. (on the British regarding America, but quoted here for its universal appeal.)
Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787
Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and
Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination. -Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom
I concur with you strictly in your opinion of the comparative merits of atheism and demonism, and really see nothing but the latter in the being worshipped by many who think themselves Christians. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard Price, Jan. 8, 1789 (Richard Price had written to TJ on Oct. 26. about the harm done by religion and wrote "Would not Society be better without Such religions? Is Atheism less pernicious than Demonism?")
I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Hopkinson,
March 13, 1789
They [the clergy] believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly; for I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me: and enough, too, in their opinion. -Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Sept. 23, 1800
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association, CT., Jan. 1, 1802
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priestridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes. -Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813.
The whole history of these books [the Gospels] is so defective and doubtful that it seems vain to attempt minute enquiry into it: and such tricks have been played with their text, and with the texts of other books relating to them, that we have a right, from that cause, to entertain much doubt what parts of them are genuine. In the New Testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man; and that other parts are of the fabric of very inferior minds. It is as easy to separate those parts, as to pick out diamonds from dunghills.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, January 24, 1814
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814
In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Horatio G. Spafford, March 17, 1814
If we did a good act merely from love of God and a belief that it is pleasing to Him, whence arises the morality of the Atheist? ...Their virtue, then, must have had some other foundation than the love of God. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Law, June
13, 1814 Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus." -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, 30 July, 1816 My opinion is that there would never have been an infidel, if there had never been a priest. The artificial structures they have built on the purest of all moral systems, for the purpose of deriving from it pence and power, revolts those who think for themselves, and who read in that system only what is really there. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Mrs. Samuel H. Smith, August, 6, 1816
You say you are a Calvinist. I am not. I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Ezra Stiles Ely, June 25, 1819
As you say of yourself, I too am an Epicurian. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greece and Rome have left us. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Short, Oct. 31, 1819
Priests...dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversions of the duperies on which they live. -Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Correa de Serra, April 11, 1820 Among the sayings and discourses imputed to him [Jesus] by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others again of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism, and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions
should have proceeded from the same being. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Short, April 13, 1820
To talk of immaterial existences is to talk of nothings. To say that the human soul, angels, god, are immaterial, is to say they are nothings, or that there is no god, no angels, no soul. I cannot reason otherwise: but I believe I am supported in my creed of materialism by Locke, Tracy, and Stewart. At what age of the Christian church this heresy of immaterialism, this masked atheism, crept in, I do not know. But heresy it certainly is. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, Aug. 15, 1820
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. -Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822.
I can never join Calvin in addressing his god. He was indeed an Atheist, which I can never be; or rather his religion was Daemonism. If ever man worshipped a false god, he did. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823
And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerve in the brain of Jupiter. But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors. -Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823
It is between fifty and sixty years since I read it [the Apocalypse], and I then considered it merely the ravings of a maniac, no more worthy nor
capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to General Alexander Smyth, Jan. 17, 1825
May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of selfgovernment. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826 (in the last letter he penned)
By George Washington 1. Of all the animosities which have existed
among mankind, those which are caused by difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society. [George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792; from George Seldes, ed., The Great Quotations, Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1983, p. 726]
2. There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. [George Washington, address to Congress, 8 January, 1790]
3. Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than thsoe which spring from any other cause. [George Washington, letter to Sir Edward
Newenham, June 22, 1792]
4. ...the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction. [George Washington, 1789, responding to clergy complaints that the Constitution lacked mention of Jesus Christ, from The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness, Isacc Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore W.W. Norton and Company 101-102]
5. If they are good workmen, they may be from Asia, Africa or Europe; they may be Mahometans, Jews, Christians of any sect, or they may be Atheists.... [George Washington, to Tench Tighman, March 24, 1784, when asked what type of workman to get for Mount Vernon, from The Washington papers edited by Saul Padover]
6. To give opinions unsupported by reasons might appear dogmatical. [George Washington, to Alexander Spotswood, November 22, 1798, from The Washington papers edited by Saul Padover]
7. ...I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution. [George Washington, to United Baptists Churches of Virginia, May, 1789 from The Washington papers edited by Saul Padover]
8. As the contempt of the religion of a country by ridiculing any of its ceremonies, or affronting its ministers or votaries, has ever been deeply resented, you are to be particularly careful to restrain every officer from such imprudence and folly, and to punish every instance of it. On the other hand, as far as lies in your power, you are to protect and support the free exercise of religion of the country, and the undisturbed enjoyment of the rights of conscience in religious matters, with your utmost influence and authority. [George Washington, to Benedict Arnold, September 14, 1775 from The Washington papers edited by Saul Padover]
The blessed Religion revealed in the word
of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institutions may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances, be made subservient to the vilest of purposes.
Famous Atheists, Freethinkers, Diests and Agnostics This compilation of quotes, from some of the worlds greatest thinkers, gives me hope that our battle is just. There is a chance that some day the realities of Science will overcome the obscurities of Theology. Of Time–Life’s 100 most influential people of the Millenium, this list includes 19 of them, and 5 are in the top 10. Abraham Lincoln "The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma." - Abraham Lincoln, American president (18091865). Albert Einstein "I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If
something is in me which can be called religion than it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." "I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism." "I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it." "If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for a reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." -Albert Einstein, German-born American physicist Aldous Huxley "You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, intelligent enough." -Aldous Huxley, author "Roots" Andrew Carnegie
"I don’t believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life." - Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born American industrialist and philanthropist Isaac Asimov "I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say that one is an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow it was better to say one was a humanist or agnostic. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect that he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time." "Creationists make it sound like a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night" -Isaac Asimov, Russian-born - American author Ernest Hemingway "All thinking men are atheists." On page 144 of Paul Johnson's book Intellectuals, it states that despite being raised in a strict Congregationalist household, Ernest "did not only not believe in God but regarded organized religion as a menace to human happiness", "seems to have
been devoid of the religious spirit", and "ceased to practise religion at the earliest possible moment." Other's have pointed out that Hemingway used the non-existence of God as a theme in his books. - Ernest Hemingway, American author (18991961). Arthur C. Clarke "It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him." "Religion is a byproduct of fear. For much of human history, it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?" Arthur C. Clarke, author Charles Darwin From the age of forty he was, to use his own words, a complete dis-believer in Christianity. He professed himself an Agnostic, regarding the problem of the universe as beyond our solution, "For myself," he wrote, "I do not believe in any revelation. As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities." "The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us, and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic."
"It appears to me (whether rightly or wrongly) that direct arguments against christianity and theism produce hardly any effect on the public; and freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men's minds which follows from the advance of science." [Quoted in How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science by Michael Shermer. Charles Robert Darwin, English naturalist (18091882). Ayn Rand "Faith is the commitment of one's consciousness to beliefs for which one has no sensory evidence or rational proof. A mystic is a man who treats his feelings as tools of cognition. Faith is the equation of feeling with knowledge. " -Ayn Rand, Russian-born author (1905-1982). (The Fountainhead) Benjamin Franklin "I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." "Lighthouses are more helpful then churches." -Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father, author, and inventor Dave Matthews "I'm glad some people have that faith. I don't have that faith. If there is a God, a caring God, then we
have to figure he's done an extraordinary job of making a very cruel world." -Dave Matthews, South African rock musician Carl Sagan "My view is that if there is no evidence for it, then forget about it. An agnostic is somebody who doesn't believe in something until there is evidence for it, so I'm agnostic." -Carl Sagan, American astronomer and author Bertrand Russell "Religion is based . . . mainly on fear . . . fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand. . . . My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race." "Fear is the parent of cruelty, therefore it is no wonder if religion and cruelty have gone hand-inhand." "I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive. I am not young, and I love life. But I should scorn to shiver with terror at the thought of annihilation. Happiness is none the less true happiness because it must come to an end, nor do thought and love lose their value because they are not everlasting."
"I am myself a dissenter from all known religions, and I hope that every kind of religious belief will die out." - Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, educator, mathematician, and social critic (1872-1970). Billy Joel "I wasn't raised Catholic, but I used to go to Mass with my friends, and I viewed the whole business as a lot of very enthralling hocus-pocus. There's a guy hanging upon the wall in the church, nailed to a cross and dripping blood, and everybody's blaming themselves for that man's torment, but I said to myself, 'Forget it. I had no hand in that evil. I have no original sin. There’s no blood of any sacred martyr on my hands. I pass on all of this." "I believe that all important matters have to be settled here, not in the clouds somewhere after we kick off." -Billy Joel, American musician Clarence Darrow "I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment, to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure. " "I believe that relgion is the belief in future life and in God. I don’t believe in either. I don’t believe in God as I don’t believe in Mother Goose."
- Clarence Seward Darrow, American lawyer (18571938). (Scopes Monkey Trail- Creationism in schools) "Religion is just mind control." - George Carlin, comedian Elizabeth Cady-Stanton "The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstitions of the Christian religion." "The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation." "The bible teaches that woman brought sin and death into the world, that she precipitated the fall of the race, that she was arraigned before the judgment seat of Heaven, tried, condemned and sentenced. Marriage for her was to be a condition of bondage, maternity a period of suffering and anguish, and in silence and subjection, she was to play the role of a dependent on man's bounty for all her material wants, and for all the information she might desire...Here is the Bible position of woman briefly summed up." She wrote of the Bible, "I found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. Surely the writers had a very low idea of the nature of their god.
They made him not only anthropomorphic, but of the very lowest type, jealous and revengeful, loving violence rather than mercy. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of women." [Women Without Superstition] - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American suffragist (1815-1902). Francois Marie Arouet "Voltaire" "Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror." "Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world." "Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense." [Philosophical Dictionary, 1764] "Superstition, born of paganism and adopted by Judaism, invested the Christian Church from earliest times. All the fathers of the Church, without exception, believed in the power of magic. The Church always condemned magic, but she always believed in it: she did not excommunicate sorcerers as madmen who were mistaken, but as men who were really in communication with the devil." [Philosophical Dictionary, 1764] "If we believe absurdities, we shall commit
atrocities." "Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd." Perhaps never really an atheist, nonetheless, Voltaire changed late in life into a fearless crusader against religious cruelty and injustice. In Voltaire’s time it was forbidden to be an Atheist. Admitting to be one, brought the death sentence. Hence he was a Diest for most of his life. - Francois Marie Arouet "Voltaire", French author and playwright (1694-1778). Frank Zappa "If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine- but to hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you've been bad or good- and CARES about any of it- to hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working. " -Frank Zappa, American musician Galileo Galilei "They know that it is human nature to take up causes whereby a man may oppress his neighbor, no matter how unjustly. ... Hence they have had no trouble in finding men who would preach the damnability and heresy of the new doctrine from the very pulpit."
-Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer Freidrich Nietzsche "Faith means not wanting to know what is true." "So long as the priest, that professional negator, slanderer and poisoner of life, is regarded as a superior type of human being, there cannot be any answer to the question: What is truth?" "The Christian faith from the beginning, is sacrifice: the sacrifice of all freedom, all pride, all selfconfidence of spirit; it is at the same time subjection, a self-derision, and self-mutilation." "All religions bear traces of the fact that they arose during the intellectual immaturity of the human race – before it had learned the obligations to speak the truth. Not one of them makes it the duty of its God to be truthful and understandable in his communications." "The most serious parody I have ever heard was this: In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God." "There is no devil and no hell. Thy soul will be dead even sooner than thy body: fear therefore nothing any more." - Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist and philosopher (1844-1900). Gene Roddenberry
"I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will--and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain." "We must question the story logic of having an allknowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes." -Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek (19211991). George Bernard Shaw "The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." "At present there is not a single credible established religion in the world." - George Bernard Shaw, Irish-born English playwright (1856-1950). Arthur Rubenstein, Polish-American pianist (18861982). During a radio interview with Rubenstein the conversation took a sharp turn away from music when the interviewer suddeenly asked, "Mr. Rubenstein, do you believe in God?" Rubenstein
calmly replied, "No. You see, what I believe in is something much greater." Gloria Steinam "By the year 2000, we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God." "It's an incredible con job when you think of it, to believe something now in exchange for life after death. Even corporations with all their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous." -Gloria Steinam, women's rights activist Helen Keller "There is so much in the bible against which every insinct of my being rebels, so much so that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention." -Helen Keller, American lecturer James Madison, American president and political theorist (1751-1836). "During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, Famous Atheist &
Quotessuperstition, bigotry, and persecution." "In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people." "Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." "What influence in fact have Christian ecclesiastical establishments had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been seen as the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have found in the clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the clergy." During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution." -John Adams, U.S. President, Founding Father of the United States "Where do we find a precept in the Bible for Creeds, Confessions, Doctrines and Oaths, and whole carloads of other trumpery that we find religion encumbered with in these days?" "The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover
for absurdity." "This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." John Stuart Mill "The time appears to me to have come when it is the duty of all to make their dissent from religion known." - John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and economist (1806-1873). Freethinker, if not strictly atheist. Karl Marx "The wretchedness of religion is at once an expression and a protest against real wretchedness. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the feeling of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of unspiritual conditions. It is the opium of the people." "The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille." - Karl Marx, German political philosopher and economist (1818-1883). Leo Tolstoy "To regard Christ as God, and to pray to him, are to my mind the greatest possible sacrilege." -Leo Tolstoy, Russian revolutionary Marilyn Manson
"Who wants to go to Heaven with all those asshole angels?" -Marilyn Manson, American rock musician Kurt Vonnegut "Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile." -Kurt Vonnegut, American author Napoleon Bonaparte "Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet." "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." "All religions have been made by men." -Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor Dr. James Watson "I don't think we're here for anything, we're just products of evolution. You can say 'Gee, your life must be pretty bleak if you don't think there's a purpose' but I'm anticipating a good lunch." -Dr. James Watson, American biologist, (Discoverer of DNA.) Frank Zappa, American musician (1940-1993). "Who you jivin' with that cosmic debris?" "Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be." "If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine -- but to
hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you've been bad or good -- and CARES about any of it -- to hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working." [The Real Frank Zappa Book, ("Church and State" chapter) by Frank Zappa and Peter Occhiogrosso, p. 301] Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian statesman (1889-1964). A self-professed atheist, he said of India, "No country or people who are slaves to dogma and dogmatic mentality can progress." [Key Ideas in Human Thought] James Joyce, Irish author (1882-1941). Joyce rejected Catholicism and indeed all religion when he was a young man (as portrayed in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man). He considered Catholicism to be "black magic", and deplored its anti-individuality. "For me there is ony one alternative to scholasticism, scepticism." He also rejected the church's moralizing, etc. etc. Henry Louis "H.L." Mencken, American editor and critic (1880-1956). "We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the same extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart." Religion is "so absurd that it comes close to
imbecility." ["Treatise on the Gods"] "Since the early days, [the church] has thrown itself violently against every effort to liberate the body and mind of man. It has been, at all times and everywhere, the habitual and incorrigible defender of bad governments, bad laws, bad social theories, bad institutions. It was, for centuries, an apologist for slavery, as it was an apologist for the divine right of kings." "Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. . . . A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a mere ass: he is actually ill." "God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; He will set them above their betters." [from the alt.quotations archive, found from http://www.starlingtech.com/quotes/search.html] "Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration--courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth."  "Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their
readiness to doubt." "For centuries, theologians have attempted to explain the unknowable in terms of the-not-worthknowing." "The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind." John Lennon, British musician (1940-1980). Lennon rejected religion and dogma, but he was not really an atheist - he espoused a sort of vague spirituality. From the song "Imagine" "Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, imagine all the people Living for today. . . Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, No religion too ." From the song, "God," "God is a concept By which we measure Our pain I don't believe in magic I don't believe in I-Ching I don't believe in Bible I don't believe in Tarot I don't believe in Hitler I don't believe in Jesus" And, from the song, "I Found Out" "There ain't no Jesus gonna come from the sky
Now that I found out I know I can cry, I found out! " Walter "Walt" Disney, American cartoonist, showman, and film producer (1901-1966). I had one report that Disney was non-religious. Apparently, he was not a member of any religion and did not attend services. Also, he apparently had an entirely secular funeral. It was "very private" and off-limits to the press, perhaps to conceal it was not religious. There is no "In God we Trust" on Disney Dollars! Olof Palme, Swedish prime minister (1927-1986). Palme is said to be partly responsible for the current state of wide-spread disbelief in Sweden. He had conflicts with the Church of Sweden during his administration, because he wished to separate it completely from the state. He said, "human beings will find a balanced situation when they do good things not because God says it, but because they feel like doing them." Margaret Sanger, American birth control activist, founder of Planned Parenthood (1883-1966). "No Gods, No Masters." Frank Lloyd Wright "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (18691959).
Denis Diderot "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." -Denis Diderot, French philosopher, author, and encyclopedist (1713-1784). Sir Alfred Hitchcock, British film director (18991980). I have heard that in later life, Hitchcock become areligious. If you have any information on his beliefs, please let me know. Here is an anecdote that may illustrate his growing anti-religious sentiments. (Though at the time he was apparently still a church-going Catholic.) Driving through a Swiss city one day, Hitchcock suddenly pointed out of the car window and said, "That is the most frightening sight I have ever seen." His companion was surprised to see nothing more alarming that a priest in conversation with a little boy, his hand on the child's shoulder. "Run, little boy," cried Hitchcock, leaning out of the car. "Run for your life!" Karl Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (19021994). He was the author of such well-known works as The Logic of Scientific Discovery, The Open Society and Its Enemies, The Poverty of Historicism, Conjectures and Refutations, and
many others. He was particularly influential in the philosophy of science for his defense of fallibilism and his critique of induction. Popper described himself as an agnostic, and he was a member of the Academy of Humanism. The magazine, Skeptic Vol. 6, No. 2 (1998) features a 1969 interview with Karl Popper - "Karl Popper On God: The Lost Interview" by Edward Zerin. In this interview Popper discusses his agnosticism, his attitudes towards both Judaism and Christianity, the reasons for his disbelief which he combined with a respect for the moral teachings of both religions. Richard Burton, Welsh actor (1925-1984). According to the Denver Post, Richard Burton wrote this in his diary in 1969: "The more I read about man and his maniacal ruthlessness and his murderous envious scatological soul, the more I realize that he will never change. Our stupidity is immortal, nothing will change it. The same mistakes, the same prejudices, the same injustice, the same lusts wheel endlessly around the parade ground of the centuries. Immutable and ineluctable. I wish I could believe in a god of some kind but I simply cannot." Irving Berlin, Russian-born American lyricist and composer (1888-1989).
In her biography of her father, Irving Berlin: A Daughter's Memoir, Mary Ellin Barrett mentions her father's "agnosticism," (p.123) and refers to him as a "nonbeliever," (p.124 George Orwell (1903-1950). Orwell's biography calls him an atheist. His books also have themes that are explicitly and/or suggestively anti-religious. In Animal Farm, the parody was a raven named Moses who told the animals stories about a great mountain in the sky that they would go to when they died, called Sugar Candy Mountain. In 1984, the concept of Big Brother is a parody of God: You never see him, but the fact of him is drilled into so many people's minds that they become robots, almost. Plus, if you speak bad against Big Brother, it's a Thoughtcrime. Robert A. Heinlein, American science-fiction author (1907-1988). Being a fiction author, all Heinlein left us is quotations from characters in his novels. There are lots to choose from, here are a couple from Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love: "History does not record anywhere or at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff,
most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it." "Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proven innocent." William M. Gaines, American publisher (19221992). Founder and publisher of Mad magazine. He was quite definitely an atheist, according to Frank Jacobs's biography, The MAD World of William M. Gaines. When emphasizing his sincerity, Gaines would declare, "On my honor as an atheist . . ." Also, when long-time contributor Dave Berg would greet him with "May God give you his blessing," Gaines would politely reply, "Dave, shut the hell up!" Charles Schultz, American cartoonist (19222000). In an interview in 1999, Schultz said that although his philosophical views evolved over the years, "the term that best describes me now is 'secular humanist.'" He went on to say, "I despise those shallow religious comics. Dennis the Menace, for instance, is the most shallow. When they show him praying--I just can't stand that sort of thing, talking to God about some cutesy thing that he'd done
during the day. I don't think Hank Ketcham [Dennis' creator] has any deep knowledge of things like that." Schultz cringed at the mention of Family Circus, the strip by Bill Keane that is strewn with cutesy references to Jesus (who wants to protect children on school buses, but can't because of laws about separation of church and state!) and those sickly-sweet images of invisible deceased grandparents looming protectively over the kids. "Oh, I can't stand that," Schultz laughed. "You could get diabetes reading them, couldn't you?" Robert A. Heinlen "History does not record anywhere or at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unkonwn without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it." "Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proven innocent." -Robert A. Heinlen, American science-ficiton. Samuel Clemens "Mark Twain" "Faith is believing something you know ain’t true." "If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be -- a Christian." "It (the Bible) is full of interest. It has noble poetry
in it; and some clever fables; and some blooddrenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies." "A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows." "Our Bible reveals to us the character of our god with minute and remorseless exactness... It is perhaps the most damnatory biography that exists in print anywhere. It makes Nero an angel of light … by contrast." "I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious -unless he purposely shut the eyes of his mind & keep them shut by force." "If there is a God, he is a malign thug." "'In God We Trust.' I don't believe it would sound any better if it were true." "It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand." "Man is a marvelous curiosity . . . he thinks he is the Creator's pet . . . he even believes the Creator loves him; has a passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks He listens. Isn't it a quaint idea." [Letters from the
Earth] Mr. Clemens was once asked whether he feared death. He said that he did not, in view of the fact that he had been dead for billions and billions of years before he was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. - Samuel Clemens "Mark Twain", American author and humorist (1835-1910). Marquis de Sade, French libertine (1740-1814). In his dialogue, Philosophy in the Bedroom, de Sade insults and derides Christianity several times. In his novel 120 Days of Sodom, he is quoted as saying "The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind." Also, the "Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man," which can be found online, is clearly the work of someone with contempt for religion. Robert G. Ingersoll "With soap, baptism is a good thing." "The inspiration of the Bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it." "Fear believes—courage doubts. Fear falls up the earth and prays--- courage stands erect and thinks. Fear is barbarism---courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, devils and ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science." "Hands that help are far better then lips that
pray." "Ministers say that they teach charity. That is natural. They live on hand-outs. All beggars teach that others should give." "For the most part we inherit our opinions. We are the heirs of habits and mental customs. Our beliefs, like the fashion of our garments, depend on where we were born. We are molded and fashioned by our surroundings. Environment is a sculptor -- a painter. If we had been born in Constantinople, then most of us would have said: 'There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet.' If our parents had lived on the banks of the Ganges, we would have been worshipers of Siva, longing for the heaven of Nirvana. As a rule, children love their parents, believe what they teach, and take great pride in saying that the religion of mother is good enough for them." "The clergy know that I know that they know that they do not know." "All who doubted or denied would be lost. -- To live a moral and honest life - to keep your contracts, to take care of wife and child – to make a happy home - to be a good citizen - a patriot - a just and thoughtful man – was simply a respectable way of going to hell."
"God did not reward men for being honest, generous and brave, but for the act of faith. Without faith, all the so-called virtues were sins. And the men who practiced these virtues, without faith, deserved to suffer eternal pain. All of these comforting and reasonable things were taught by the ministers in their pulpits -- by teachers in Sunday schools and by parents at home. The children were victims. They were assaulted in the cradle -- in their mother's arms. Then, the schoolmaster carried on the war against their natural sense, and all the books they read were filled with the same impossible truths. The poor children were helpless. The atmosphere they breathed was filled with lies -- lies that mingled with their blood. " "Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?" - Robert Green Ingersoll, American politician and lecturer (1833-1899). Robert Frost "I turned to speak to God, About the world's despair; But to make bad matters worse, I found God wasn't there." "Forgive, O Lord, my little joke on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me." "I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to
go to hell in his own way." -Robert Frost, American poet Susan B. Anthony "I was born a heretic. I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows." - Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist (18201906). Vincent Van Gogh "I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create." -Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter Thomas Jefferson (Deist) "History I believe furnishes no example of a priestridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose. " – Thomas Jefferson to Baron von Humboldt, 1813 "The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at
the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites." "Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity." –Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782. "And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerve in the brain of Jupiter. But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors." –Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823 "Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies." "I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature." "Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man." "It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket
nor breaks my leg." - Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, author, scientist, architect, educator, and diplomat Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist activist (1923-1995). O'Hair challenged prayer in the schools in the US Supreme Court (Murray vs. Curlett) and won. She went on to found American Atheists and became perhaps America's most infamous and outspoken atheist. When asked, "Do you support religious freedon," she responded, "Oh, absolutely! I feel that everyone has a right to be insane. And that they can do this any place at all. If they want religious schools, build them! My only problem with that is, do not ask for the land to be tax-free. Do not ask for a government grant to build them. Do not ask for money for teacher's salaries, or more books, or anything else. Just go ahead and do your thing, and do it yourself. Just exactly the same as if you were a nudist. Somebody doesn't get a tax break for being a Mason, or whatever they're interested in. [Interview in Freedom Writer magazine, March 1989] William Howard Taft "I do not believe in the divinity of Christ, and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe."
- William Howard Taft, U.S. President Thomas Edison "Religion is all bunk." "I cannot believe in the immortality of the soul.... No, all this talk of an existence for us, as individuals, beyond the grave is wrong. It is born of our tenacity of life – our desire to go on living … our dread of coming to an end." - Thomas Edison, American inventor (1847-1931). Thomas Paine (Deist?) – Author of "Common Sense" "The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall." "Revelation is a communication of something which the person to whom the thing id revealed did not know before. For if I have done, a thing, or seen it done, it needs no Revelation to tell me, I have done or seen it done nor enable me to tell it or write it. Revelation therefore cannot be applied to anything done upon earth, of which man is himself actor or witness and consequently all the historical part of the Bible which is almost the whole of it, is not within the meaning and compass of the word Revelation and therefore is not the Word of God."-Thomas Paine The Age of Reason "Whenever we read the obscene stories, the
voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind." From - The Age of Reason "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. " Labeled an atheist, but actually a deist, raised by Quakers, who was extremely critical of organized religion. According to Carl Sagan in The Demon Haunted World, "later generations reviled him for his social and religious views. Theodore Roosevelt called him a 'filthy little atheist.' . . . He is probably the most illustrious American Revolutionary uncommemorated by a monument in Washington, D.C." The Age of Reason also attacks Christianity as a system of superstition that "produces fanatics" and "serves the purposes of despotism." When the book reached England, several sellers were convicted of blasphemy and jailed. "Persecution is not an original feature in any
religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law." - Thomas Paine, English born American author and revolutionary leader (1737-1809). Sigmund Freud "Neither in my private life nor in my writings, have I ever made a secret of being an out-and-out unbeliever. " "Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis." "The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life." Freud certainly regarded belief in God as an illusion that mature men and women should lay aside. The idea of God was not a lie but a device of the unconscious which needed to be decoded by psychology. A personal god was nothing more than an exalted father-figure: desire for such a deity sprang from infantile yearnings for a powerful, protective father, for justice and fairness and for life to go on forever. God is simply a projection of these desires, feared and worshipped by human beings out of an abiding sense of helplessness. Religion belonged to the infancy of the human race; it had been a necessary stage in the
transition from childhood to maturity. It had promoted ethical values which were essential to society. Now that humanity had come of age, however, it should be left behind. [A History of God] -Sigmund Freud, Austrian physician and pioneer psychoanalyst (1856-1939). Charles Laughton, English-born American actor (1899-1962). Atheism mentioned in his wife's autobiography, Charles and I (Elsa Lanchester, 1938) Jonathan Swift "We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough religion to make us love one another" Oscar Wilde "When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it." [Oscar Wilde – Author] Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (18251895). Huxley coined the term "agnostic." "...inclined to think that not far from the invention of fire must rank the invention of doubt" "Henceforward, I might hope to hear no more of the assertion that we [Agnostics] are necessarily Materialists, Idealists, Atheists, Theists, or any other ists, if experience had led me to think that
the proved falsity of a statement was any guarantee against its reputation. Those who appreciate the nature of our position will see, at once, that when Ecclesiasticism declares that we ought to believe this, that, and the other, and are very wicked if we don't, it is impossible for us to give any answer but this: We have not the slightest objection to believe anything you like, if you will give us good grounds for belief; but, if you cannot, we must respectfully refuse, even if that refusal should wreck morality and insure our own damnation several times over. We are quite content to leave that decision to the future. The course of the past has impressed us with the firm conviction that no good ever comes out of falsehood, and we feel warranted in refusing even to experiment in that direction" [essay "Agnosticism and Christianity"] "That it is wrong for a man to say he is certain of the objective truth of a proposition unless he can provide evidence which logically justifies that certainty. This is what agnosticism asserts and in my opinion, is all that is essential to agnosticism." -Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist Ambrose Bierce, American writer (1842-1914?). Author of The Devil's Dictionary. Here are some entries:
FAITH: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. RELIGION: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. OCEAN: A body of water occupying about two thirds of a world made for man- who has no gills. PRAY: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. SAINT: A dead sinner revised and edited. In the definition of occident, he claims christians to be "a powerful subtribe of the Hypocrites, whose principal industries are murder and cheating, which they are pleased to call 'war' and 'commerce'". For more information on Ambrose Bierce, visit the Ambrose Bierce Appreciate Society. Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (1792-1822). Thrown out of Oxford University for writing the essay, The Necessity of Atheism in 1810. "If God has spoken, why is the world not convinced." "It is easier to suppose that the universe has existed for all eternity than to conceive a being beyond its limits capable of creating it." Other dead Atheists Anaxagoras, Greek philosopher (500?-428? BCE).
. . . probably the first freethinker we know of to be condemned for his beliefs." "He regarded the conventional gods as mythic abstractions endowed with anthropomorphic attributes. His writings led him to a dungeon, charged with impiety, probably about the year 450 B.C.E." Only the intervention of the great statesman and orator Pericles saved Anaxagoras from a death sentence. He had to pay a fine and, according to some accounts, was banished. He lived his final years in exile. Diagoras "the Atheist" of Melos, Greek poet, (5th cent. BCE). Threw a wooden image of a god into a fire, remarking that the deity should perform another miracle and save itself. The uproar this caused in Athens prompted Diagoras to flee for his life. "Athens outlawed him and offered a reward for his capture dead or alive. He lived out his life in Spartan territory." Democritus, Greek philosopher (460?-357 BCE). The father of Materialism. Argued that mechanical relationships or arrangements of the atoms account for various characteristics of nature, the intimation here being that the natural order of the world resulted from chance. Even morality, the soul, and all mental life are reducible to
mechanistic terms with physical imperceptible atoms as their basic structure. Spiritual reality does not exist; what appears to be spiritual is attributed simply to subperceptible atomic structure or else to mere superstition. Hence, the Democritan philosophy of mechanistic Materialism is complete, self-sufficient, and self-contained. [History of Philosophy] [Visit The Philosophy Garden Epicurus, Greek philosopher (341-270 BCE). As a Materialist, Epicurus accepted the idea that the soul consists of atomic material which disintegrates at death, at which time all sensation ceases. Consequently, he said, death need not be a matter of anxious concern, inasmuch as it is merely the state in which all sensation ceases. [History of Philosophy] [Visit The Philosophy Garden] Lucius Annaeus Seneca "the Younger," Roman stoic philosopher, writer, and politician (4-65). "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful." John of Lackland, English King (1199-1216) (1167?-1216). John may not have been a bonafide atheist, but he moved farther in that direction than was common in medieval times. From the biography, Eleanor of
Aquitaine (John's mother) by Alison Weir, p. 234: "John's bad press in the monastic chronicles may be attributed to his failures as a king *and his cynical contempt for religion*; he quarrelled with the Church during his reign and was excommunicated. 'He led such a dissipated life that he ceased to believe in the resurrection of the dead and other articles of the Christian faith...'(Medieval chroniclers Roger of Wendover and Matthew Paris; quoted in Weir). Once, upon seeing a buck slaughtered, at the end of a hunt, remarked 'You happy beast, never forced to patter prayers nor dragged to Holy Mass.'" (Paris, in Weir). Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist and poet (1564-1593). "I count religion but a childish toy and hold there is no sin but innocence." - the character Machiavel, in The Jew of Malta, "Prologue." The lines are often modernized: "I count religion but a childish toy and hold there is no sin but ignorance." Thomas Woolston, English writer (1669-1731) or? (1670-1733). Was put under house arrest for the remainder of his life when he voiced doubt about the resurrection and other Bible miracles. [Holy Horrors]
Jean Meslier, French erstwhile priest (1678-1733). A country priest who led an exemplary life, he died an atheist. He left behind a memoir which was circulated by Voltaire. This expressed his disgust with humanity and his inability to believe in God. Newton's infinite space, Meslier believed, was the only eternal reality: nothing but matter existed. Religion was a device used by the rich to oppress the poor and render them powerless. Christianity was distinguished by its particularly ludicrous doctrines, such as the Trinity and the Incarnation. [A History of God] Noel Coward, English playwright, author, and performer (1899-1973). Coward proclaims several times in his diaries (The Noel Coward Diaries, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1982, ISBN 0 75380 547 2) that he is an atheist, at least during the time he was writing them (1941-1969). David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (1711-1776). "No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless . . . its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish." [Of Miracles] "The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day
cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one." "When I hear a man is religious, I conclude that he is a rascal, although I have known some instances of very good men being religious." Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, British born actor, director, and producer (1889-1977). "By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none." Quoted in Manual of a Perfect Atheist. Albert Camus, French author, Existential Philosopher (1913-60). Preached a heroic atheism. People should reject God defiantly in order to pour out all their loving solicitude upon mankind. [A History of God] Jean Paul Sartre, French Existential philosopher and author (1905-80). Sartre insisted that even if God existed [which he did not believe], it was still necessary to reject him, since the idea of God negates our freedom. Traditional religion tells us that we must conform to God's idea of humanity to become fully human. Instead, we must see human beings as liberty incarnate. [A History of God] Burrhus Frederick "B. F." Skinner, American Psychologist (1904-1990). In an interview with CBS radio a few weeks before
his death, Skinner was asked if he feared death. He replied, "I don't believe in God, so I'm not afraid of dying." H. P. Lovecraft, American author (1890-1937). "H. P. Lovecraft was strongly influenced, not only by his mother but also by the books he read. . . . At five, he . . . (read) . . . a junior edition of The Arabian Nights. He at once fell in love with the glories of medieval Islam and spent hours playing Arab. . . . One effect of dabbling in non-Christian traditions was to make Lovecraft skeptical of the faith of his fathers. Before he reached his fifth birthday anniversary, young Lovecraft announced that he no longer believed in Santa Claus. Further private thought convinced him that arguments for the existence of God suffered the same weaknesses as those for Santa. At five, Lovecraft was placed in the infant class of the Sunday school of the venerable First Baptist Meeting House on College Hill. The results were not what the elders expected. When the feeding of Christian martyrs to the lions came up, Lovecraft shocked the class by gleefully taking the side of the lions. " From a biography by Sprague De Camp ". . . His skeptical view of the supernatural - his nontheism - and his love of the Classical world were not the only lasting passions formed in his
childhood. ". . . he embraced eighteenth-century rationalism, which confirmed him in his atheistic materialism." Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach, German philosopher (1804-1872). Feuerbach was a prominent materialist philosopher of the nineteenth century. His book, The Essence of Christianity, quickly became a classic of freethought literature. In that book he argued that religion is the projection of human wishes and is a form of alienation. He began his philosophical career as a Hegelian idealist but soon moved in the direction of materialism thus encouraging the Young Hegelians with whom he was associated to similiarly move. The Essence of Christianity electrified the Young Hegelians, particularly influencing the youthful Karl Marx who adopted and extended its theory of alienation. Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (17881860). There was, Schopenhauer believed, no Absolute, no Reason, no God, no Spirit at work in the world: nothing but brute instinctive will to live. [A History of God] Sir Leslie Stephen, English writer and thinker (1832-1904). Sir Leslie Stephen was one of Britain's most
famous agnostics of the nineteenth century. In fact while Thomas Huxley was the person who coined the term agnostic it was Stephen who popularized it. Leslie Stephen was born into a family of prominent Evangelicals of the Clapham Sect. He was educated at Eton and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. At Cambridge he was made a fellow which in those days required taking holy orders and he was ordained an Anglican priest. By 1862 his developing religious doubts led him to resign his fellowship and by 1864 he left Cambridge for good. He married Thackeray's daughter, Harriet Marian in 1867 but she died in 1875 leaving him one child. He later married Julia Jackson Duckworth and had four children including his best known child the novelist Virginia Woolf. After abandoning his academic career he made his living as a journalist and writer. He edited the Dictionary of National Biography. He also wrote extensively on history, religion, and philosophy. Leslie Stephen's agnosticism was rooted in considerations of the problem of evil. Attempts to resolve this problem by emphasizing the transcendence and incomprehensibility of God was to him simply evasiveness. Such apologetics was
in his view simply a disguised skepticism. The rejection of belief in God for Stephen raised the question of how to ground morality if there is no deity. That is he sought to answer the Dostoyevskian question "If there is no God is not everything permitted?" Stephen sought to answer this question in his book The Science of Ethics. There he proposed a scientific ethics in which J.S. Mill's utilitarianism would be synthesized with evolutionary theory. In addition to The Science of Ethics, Stephen wrote many other works including Essays on Freethinking and Plainspeaking (1873), An Agnostic's Apology and Other Essays (1893), as well as History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century (1876), and The English Utilitarians (1900). [James Farmelant] William Howard Taft, American President and Chief Justice (1857-1930). Probably not an atheist, but I thought it was interesting that an American president in this century said: "I do not believe in the divinity of Christ and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe." Rudolf Carnap, German-American philosopher (1891-1970).
A central figure of the Vienna Circle which was devoted to the philosophy of logical positivism. In his Intellectual Autobiography printed in The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap ed. by Paul Schilpp (La Salle, Illinois: Open Court, 1963) he described the basic worldview he shared with the rest of the Circle. The first is the view that man has no supernatural protectors or enemies . Second, we had the conviction that mankind is able to change the conditions of life in such a way that many of the sufferings of today may be avoided . The third is the view that all deliberate action presupposes knowledge of the world , that the scientific method is the best method of acquiring knowledge and that therefore science must be regarded as one of the most valuable instruments for the improvement of human life. In Vienna we had no names for these views; if we look for a brief designation in American terminology for the combination of these three convictions, the best would seem to be 'scientific humanism.'" Joseph McCabe, English anti-religion campaigner (1867-1955). One of the giants of not only English Atheism, but world Atheism, Joseph McCabe left a legacy of aggressive Atheist and antireligious literature that remains fresh and insightful today. His many works
-- he wrote nearly 250 books -- could constitute a library of Atheism by themselves. Born in 1867, Joseph McCabe became a Franciscan monk at the age of nineteen. But disgusted with his fellow monks and the Christian doctrine, he left the priesthood for good on February 19, 1896. Not long afterwards, he began to write -- first against the priesthood itself and then for the position of Atheism. He was one of the founding members of Britain's Rationalist Press Association, and was a prolific writer for Haldeman-Julius Publications. He was also a much-respected speaker, giving, by his own estimate, three or four thousand lectures in the United States, Australia, and Great Britain by the age of eighty. Still fighting against the injustices and dishonesties of religion, he died on January 10, 1955, at the age of eightyseven. The epitaph he requested was "He was a rebel to his last day." [The Secular Web] Anton Szandor LaVey, American (1930-1997?). Here is some information about LaVey, provided by Aaron Jacques: LaVey Was most definitely an anti-christian, and despite his recommendation of "using" various gods, I am quite certain he was atheist. He formed the Church of Satan, not only to frighten the status quo, but more as an alternative to
secularism. He wrote that it was necessary for man to have a fantasy element in his life. LaVey's satanism provides this in the form of rich ceremonies. The idea behind which is not that one is praying to an actual being, but is unleashing mental/emotional/physical energies which have the power to alter the state of one's existence. Most satanists don't believe in satan or any other deity in a physical sense but more as a force of nature. In the introduction to The Satanic Bible, Burton H. Wolfe recalls a story told to him by LaVey about his youth, when he worked in a traveling carnival: "On Saturday night, I would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing organ for tentshow evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday they'd be back at the carnival or some other place of indulgence. I knew then that the Christianchurch thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out no matter how much it is purged or scoured by any whitelight religion" However, some claim that The Church of Satan is
nothing more than a scam cooked up by an "old carnie" to take people's money (there is a $100 membership fee). The Church of Satan web site. Other Famous Atheists or Agnostics : Woody Allen – Actor Dr. Melvin Konner Michael Kinsley William B. Davis Gillian Anderson Madison Arnold Paul Kurtz Milan Kundera Russell Baker Iain M. Banks Alexander I. Lebed Richard Leakey – Anthropoligist Greg Bear – Science Fiction Author Steve Benson Stanislaw Lem Mike Leigh Jim Bohanan Sir Herman Bondi Tom Leykis Michael Martin Dr. Nathaniel Branden Marlon Brando – Actor Jonathan Meades
Antonio Mendoza John Byrne Dean Cameron Marvin Minsky – Scientist Hans Moravec Fidel Castro Dick Cavett – TV Actor Dr. Taslima Nasreen Ted Nelson Noam Chomsky - Scientist Paul and Patricia Churchland Kai Nielsen Camille Paglia Alexander Cockburn John Conway Jean Luc Godard Julia Phillips Michael Crichton – Author Dr. Francis Crick Paul Pfalzner Paula Poundstone – Comedian Crowded House – Rock Group Ron Dakron Katha Pollitt Jean-Pierre Rampal Daniel Dennett – Author Amanda Donohoe
Paul Provenza Brian Ritchie Greg Egan Barbara Ehrenreich Rick Reynolds Al Goldstein Garth Ennis Brian Eno – Musician Richard Rorty John Sayles Nuno Filipe Filter Pamela Sargent George H. Smith James Forman Jodie Foster – Actress J.J.C. Smart Mira Sorvino – Actress Ed Fredkin Janeane Garofalo – Comedian Lee Smolin J. Michael Straczynski Simone de Beauvoir, French author, feminist, and philosopher (1908-1986). Linus Carl Pauling, American chemist (1901-1994). Mao Tse-tung, Chinese Communist leader and theorist (1893-1976).
Francois Mitterrand, French Politician (1916-1996). Publicly called himself an atheist on several occasions. Spalding Gray Joe Haldeman Gore Vidal – Author ! James A. Haught Bill Hayden Annika Walter Sir Alfred Hitchcock – Author Christopher Hitchens Nicholas Humphrey Dr. Ian Wilmut William Shatner – Actor Neil Kinnock W. P. Kinsella John Mortimer Mr. Lavanam Paul Krassner Stanley Kubrick – Director Nick Zedd Ring Lardner Jr. Ursula K. LeGuin Tom Lehrer – Comedian Salman Rushdie – Author of "The Statnic Verses" Leonard Peikoff
Gerda Lerner Michael Lewis Stephen Jay Gould Mark Pauline Todd McFarlane – Author Sir Ian McKellen Edward O. Wilson Adam Corolla Randy Newman – Musician Jack Nicholson – Actor Frank Mullen Douglas Coupland Arthur Miller – Author Mike Mills Robin Lane Fox Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) Gary Numan – Musician Ronald Numbers Zarkov Vladimir Pozner Ferdinand Piech Roman Polanski – Author Lionel Jospin James Randi Chris Robinson Terry Pratchett Harvey Fierstein
David Feherty Mona Sahlin Ron Reagan Jr. Larry Flynt – Publisher Antony Flew Jyoti Shankar Neil Rogers Nat Hentoff Pierre Boulez Michael Smith Sebastião Salgado Billy Bragg Mikhail Gorbachev Benjamin Spock Robert I. Sherman Greg Graffin Wendy Kaminer Burt Lancaster, American actor (1913-1994). Robert Smith Bill Gates – Founder – Microsoft Derek Humphry Ingmar Bergman Rodney Stark Stephen Chapman Richard Dawkins Warren Buffett - Businessman Katharine Hepburn – Actress
Florence King Dr. Dean Edell Douglas Adams – Author Pierre Berton Penn Jillette Paul Edwards Harlan Ellison - Scinece Fiction Author Susie Bright Howard Hughes, American manufacturer, film producer, and recluse (1905-1976). Jack Germond Dave Matthews – Musician Arthur C. Clarke – Science Fiction Author Quentin Crisp Harry Harrison Christopher Reeve – Actor Albert Ellis Clive Barker Teller – Comedian Michael Crichton – Author Vic Chesnutt Billy Joel – Musician Max von Sydow – Actor Thomas J. Altizer Asia Carrera Virginia Woolf, English author (1882-1941). Paul Watson
Peter William Atkins Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) Sir John Gielgud – Actor Bruce Wright Richard Feynman, American physicist (19181988). Shulamit Aloni Nina Hartley Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – Author Dan Barker David Cronenberg XTC Steven Weinberg Robert Frost, American poet (1874-1963). Marie Curie, Polish-born French chemist and physicist (1867-1934). Joseph Conrad, Polish-born English author (18571924). !
"Thou shalt save alive nothing that breathest. But thou
shalt utterly destroy them..." (Deut 20) !"But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me." (Luke 19.27)
And let us not forget the poor little witches of all ages [young and old] that perished under the tyranny of the Church. How did the Church get into such a morbid mind-set in the first place? Because it says in the Bible that witches exist and witches should be killed ["Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live!" - Exodus 22.18]. Here is a quote in that regard that was sent to me by a friend. "During many ages there were witches. The Bible said so [Exodus 22:18]. The Bible commanded that they should not be allowed to live. Therefore the Church, after eight hundred years, gathered up its halters, thumb-screws, and firebrands, and set about its holy work in earnest. She worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries and imprisoned, tortured, hanged, and burned whole hordes and armies of witches, and washed the Christian world clean with their foul blood. Then it was discovered that there was no such thing as witches, and never had been. One does not know
whether to laugh or to cry." [Mark Twain, Poe
===================================== =============== The Medieval Inquisition is a series of Inquisitions (Roman Catholic Church bodies charged with suppressing heresy) from around 1184, including the Episcopal Inquisition (1184-1230s) and later the Papal Inquisition (1230s). It was in response to large popular movements throughout Europe considered apostate or heretical to Christianity, in
particular Catharism and Waldensians in southern France and northern Italy. These were the first inquisition movements of many that would follow. Torture was used after 1252. On May 15, Pope Innocent IV issued a papal bull entitled Ad exstirpanda, which authorized the use of torture by inquisitors. The Inquisitors were forbidden to use methods that resulted in bloodshed, mutilation or death. One of the more common forms of medieval inquisition torture was known as strappado. The hands were bound behind the back with a rope, and the accused was suspended this way, dislocating the joints painfully in both arms. Weights could be added to the legs dislocating those joints as well. The organization is still active today under the name of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Prior to becoming Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Ratzinger was the head of the congregation.
Xavier called for an inquisition, recorded by historians as being more horrendous and barbaric than any prior to that. Thousands were tortured mutilated and killed. Thousands had to flee Goa in order to keep their traditional culture and religion. !It is recorded that between 600 and 1,000 Hindu temples and shrines were destroyed, but many consider these numbers to be on the conservative side. 
Torture In the Spanish Inquisition The ostensible goal of the Inquisition, you'll recall, was the discovery of false converts. In other words, the Inquisition was trying to find out which of the people whom they had forced under penalty of death to convert to Christianity weren't really Christians.
”Children were flogged and slowly dismembered in front of their parents whose eyelids had been sliced off to make sure they missed nothing. Extremities were amputated carefully, so that a person could remain conscious even when all that remained was a torso and a head.” ! The archbishop of Evora, in Portugal, eventually wrote, "If everywhere the Inquisition was an infamous court, the infamy, however base, however vile, however corrupt and determined by worldly interests, it was never more so than in Goa. 
This book is the master authorization manual for
the officials of the Defenders of the Faith. You can download a copy of it at: http://www.malleusmaleficarum.org/mmtoc.html. This Latin term literally means, "Hammer Against Evil". The word, "malleus" means hammer, while "malefic" means "producing evil or disaster" and "maleficence" means evil, harm, or mischief" [Tormont Webster's Illustrated Encylcopedic Dictionary, p. 1022-3]. "On December 5, 1484, ... Pope Innocent VIII, issued a bull, in which he deplored the prevalence of witches, and empowered two Domincan monks, Heinrich Kraemer and Jacob Sprenger, to launch a holy war against 'this satanic sect'. Kraemer and Sprenger were ordered to give every assistance by bishop, priest, and lay authority. As guidelines for the monstrous pogrom of witches that was to ensue, the two 'holy' brothers produced a primer, The Malleus maleficorum which went into details as gruesome as possible to enable dutiful inquisitors to force confessions from a tortured body. It became the standard manual for witchhunting and witch extermination." [Thomkins, The Magic of Obelisks, p. 389-390] ===================================== ============
The Roman Catholic Inquisition was one of the greatest disasters ever to befall mankind. In the name of Jesus Christ, Catholic priests mounted an enormous effort to kill all "heretics" in Europe and Britain. Heretics is defined whichever way Rome wanted it defined; it ranged from people who disagreed with official policy, to Hermetic Philosophers [Black Magick Practitioners], to Jews, to Witches, and to the Protestant reformers.
We have declined to put in most of the pictures we have depicting women of this era being sexually abused, and scorned during the time of the Inquisition, simply because we do not want to show sexual body parts on this website; however, this picture does demonstrate the fact that women were sexually abused during the Inquisition, without being so visually graphic.
Here, you see a condemned woman, accused of being a witch, stripped naked and forced to crawl in front of the leering crowd to a crate where she will be placed and then hung up off the ground for all to see. Catholic priests believed that a witch lost her powers when she was suspended off the ground; therefore, when Soldiers of the Inquisition arrested a woman accused of being a witch, they would pull her physically off the ground and carry her to the dungeon of confinement. This drawing captures the essence of this ridiculous belief. ===================================== ===============
WOMEN FELT A SPECIAL FEAR OF THE INQUISITION If a woman was accused of being a witch, she was in for very special torture from this sex-starved clergy. As you will discover when you read "The Malleus Maleficarium", women were specially targeted for persecution as potential, or suspected, witches. If a woman was merely thrown off a high place, as we see here, she could count herself fortunate to die a quick and relatively painless death. As we shall demonstrate, a
demonic spirit of sexual obsession and deviant lust blew through this entire Inquisition after the introduction of "The Malleus Maleficarium"; Pope Innocent III issued the Papal Bull on December 5, 1484, that established this document as the standard by which the Inquisition was to be conducted. Celibacy had been in existence at this point for 361 years, enough time for priests to be truly sexually deviant. This sexual obsession quickly grew to the point where a woman lived in fear that one day, out of the blue, she would be accused by some nameless wretch of being a witch; since accusation equaled guilt, that woman could expect a slow, torturous death at the hands of sexually deviant celibate priests. This statement is historic fact, and we shall prove it, through the official document of the Roman Catholic "Holy" Inquisition, "The Malleus Maleficarium". ===================================== ===
When Puritans settled in Massachusetts in the
1600s, they created a religious police state where doctrinal deviation could lead to flogging, pillorying, hanging, cutting off ears, or boring through the tongue with a hot iron. Preaching Quaker beliefs was a capital offense. Four stubborn Quakers defied this law and were hanged. In the 1690s fear of witches seized the colony. Twenty alleged witches were killed and 150 others imprisoned.
The most common means of torture included burning, beating and suffocating, however the techniques below are some of the more extravagant and depraved methods used and
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One of the most heinous of all torture devices used against women in the Inquisition were these "Witch-prickers", pictured here. As you can see, these are really knives. "The Malleus
Maleficarium" declared that witches have a "Devil's Mark" somewhere on their body. This required the priestly investigator to indulge himself in carrying out closer scrutiny by stripping the poor woman totally naked and giving her a close inspection. This inspection was often carried out amidst a crowd of men who were merely acting as voyeurs, but ostensibly "forced" to witness this "inspection" because of their religious duty! "To increase the number of hits [stab wounds], the subtle notion was concocted that the devil's mark left a spot insensible to pain, only discernible by an inspector probing with a sharp prick [one of these knives]. Thus was raised a whole guild of 'witch-prickers' paid only when they discovered a witch, which in turn led to the 'foolproof' system of using an auxiliary retractable prick. The official 'pricker', having painfully, and visibly, drawn blood from several spots on a naked victim, would painlessly plunge the substitute bodkin [knife] to the hilt, astounding the crowd, and ensuring his fee for a witch delivered to trial." [Thomkins, p. 391] In other words, this retractable knife would not penetrate the skin when it was forcefully thrust upon the woman, but would retract into the handle as it was designed to do. But, the crowd would not
know this, and would believe that the reason the woman did not scream, and did not pour forth blood even though she had just been stabbed, was because she was a witch. These "witch-prickers" looked for other "Devil's Marks" on the woman's body as well. ===================================== ===============
As the Inquisition rolled along, another demonic
spirit swept through the Church and the people carrying out the Inquisition. This spirit was a spirit of absolute, diabolical hatred of mankind, accompanied by a corresponding love of torture. If you look closely, you can see some wealthy people sitting on the other side of the plate glass window, looking at this poor man being tortured, as if they were watching an opera! Women as well as men were watching this poor man slowly die as he rotated on this very sharp point. The man is suspended with these many ropes so he can be rotated on that exceedingly sharp point sticking into his anus. The pain was incalculable and quickly unbearable. We have other pictures of women being suspended on this same type of sharp point, which is sticking into her female organ! In the Inquisition, pain inflicted on sexual organs was very prevalent, another clear sign of the sexual obsession brought on by the perversions of celibacy. This type of sexual perversion has occurred in every Mysteries Religions in all of history: the Babylonian Satanic Mysteries, Egyptian Mysteries, the Greek Mysteries, and the Mysteries of Imperial Rome. Celibate Catholic priests were just the latest to feel the scourge of sexual perversion brought on by celibacy.
As we stated earlier, accusation of a crime equaled being guilty. No condemned person ever won their case, ever beat the charge and walked free. You can see this poor accused man before the priests conducting the show trial. The crucifix to which the friar is pointing is hanging to the right of the accused, as these men thought their torturous activities were really serving and advancing the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Well did Jesus speak of these men when He said: "... the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service." [John 16:2] This prophecy describes the entire Roman Catholic
Inquisition perfectly! For 1,200 years, hundreds of thousands of loyal Catholics tortured and slaughtered tens of millions of "heretics", thinking they were serving the Savior by obeying the cruel dictates of the Pope. They really thought they were "doing God a service". Then, Jesus tells us why these men could do such terrible things to believers in the name of God. "And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me." [John 16:3]
A Cat’s Paw (also Spanish Tickler) About as large as four fingers of a man’s hand, these devices, usually attached to a short handle, served to rip the victim’s flesh to shreds and to strip it off the bones, in any part: face, abdomen, back, limbs, breasts Information and photographs in this virtual exhibition proceed from the book Torture instruments; a bilingual guide to the exhibition Torture Instruments form the Middle Ages to the
Industrial Era presented in various cities in the world in 1983-2000.
After the slaughtering had begun, the Vatican decided the effort was so worthwhile that it needed to be systematic, not dependent totally upon local Catholic leaders. At this time, the Office of the Inquisition was established. Not only did this office provide central leadership to the slaughter, it was able to use the resources of the Catholic Church to better train executioners and, most importantly of all, to train carefully chosen sadistic men how to be the best torturers in the world. While much of the killing was carried out in public, the torturing to obtain "confessions" was
accomplished in secret rooms, usually in a dungeon within a church, specifically designed for torture. In this picture, we can see a man hanging by ropes tied behind his back, while an Inquisition official was preparing to torture a prisoner through the use of a hot tong that he would soon shove up the man's toenails. In the middle, a prisoner is on a stretcher that is being pulled by ropes and pulleys into a vertical hanging position, in which he would remain for hours, and vulnerable to all sorts of tortures through violence done to the ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. From this position, as well as in the hanging you see in the upper left, a person's joints could easily be pulled out of joint, producing excruciating pain. ===================================== ===============
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If you think the Knee Splitter was murder on a person's lower limbs, wait til you know what the "Boots" were about. This horrible piece of equipment was made up of wedges that fitted the legs from ankles to knees. Pure pain ensues when the torturer violently pounds the wedges with a large, heavy hammer, a process that is done repeatedly until flesh and bone are completely destroyed, with some victims even gushing marrow from their crushed legs.
This tool, which kinda reminds me of a holy water sprinkler, was filled with either molten lead, tar, boiling oil or boiling water, then used to bless, errr, torture its victims by dripping its contents on their stomach, back and other body parts. Sounds like standard S&M practice to me, only with a greater deal of pain.
Just as it says: it splits skulls. This one resembles an angel's halo, but there's absolutely nothing angelic or holy about it. Inside this halo are very pointy spikes, which are driven into the side of the victim's skull as the screws on the outside are tightened. The skull splitting part comes when the torturer either grabs the halo by its handles and jerks the victim side to side or hoists him or her into the air, by those very same handles. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the top of the victim's skull is violently removed by the aforementioned actions, and that brains tend to spill out all over the place in the process.
A popular torture device during the Inquisition, the knee splitter does what it says: split victims' knees and render them useless. Built from two spiked wood blocks, the knee splitter is placed on top of and behind the knee of its victims. Two large screws connecting the blocks are then turned, causing the two blocks to close towards each other and effectively destroy a victim's knee.
Countless heretics and blasphemers had their tongues roughly torn out with this simple device. My, weren’t they the popular ones during those times.
In this picture, you see a most common form of torture. This poor man has been bound with a tight broad cord around his neck and his waist, both of which are fastened to a small board resembling a door. Then, the man's feet have been placed in stocks, with the soles facing a very hot bowl of burning charcoal. This doomed man is going to be tortured with fire to his feet while his neck is going to be increasingly constricted by the band attached to the door. The terrified expression on his face tells the full story, don't you think? Remember, in Witchcraft, greater occult power flows to the perpetrators of the Satanic sacrifice if the victim suffers horribly.
Thus, a witch sacrificing the victim will go to great lengths to visit maximum pain to the victim as the victim is slowing dying from torture. All this hatred and all this planned torture makes a great deal of sense once you understand this principle of Witchcraft. ===================================== ===============
Black Magick practitioners will tell you that the
entire 1,200 year period of the Inquisition represented the height of demonic infestation in all of European history. The "Holy" Inquisition was "collective demon possession", as you shall see after examining the Catholic document which undergirded the entire 1,200 years of murder. Stay with us, so you shall know the truth. ===================================== ===============
Water Torture The viWater Torture The victim's nostrils were pinched shut, and eight quarts of fluid were poured down the victim's throat through a funnel. Other techniques included forcing a cloth down the throat, while pouring water, which made a swallowing reflex pushing it further down into the stomach producing all the agonies of suffocation by drowning until the victim lost consciousness. Instead of water, the torture was sometimes conducted with boiling water or vinegar.ctim's nostrils were pinched shut, and eight quarts of fluid were poured down the victim's throat through a funnel. Other techniques included forcing a cloth down the throat, while pourin water,
wh ich made a swallo wing reflex pushing it further down into the stomach producing all the agonies of suffocation by drowning until the victim lost consciousness. Instead of water, the torture was sometimes conducted with boiling water or vinegar.
"Fear is the basis of the whole - fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand-in-hand." !- Bertrand Russell ================================== ================================
14. The Rack It does exactly what it looks like it does: the rack pulls your body from end to end until your limbs are slowly plucked from their joints
The Stocks The Stocks With their feet in the stocks, two pieces of timber clamped together, over and under, both across each leg above the ankles. The soles of their feet then having been greased with lard, a blazing brazier was applied to them, and they were first blistered and then fried. At intervals a board was interposed between the fire and their feet and removed once they disobeyed the command to confess themselves of guilt for which they had been charged.
The Breast Ripper The name of this device speaks for itself. Women condemned of heresy, blasphemy, adultery, and witchcraft often felt the wrath of this device as it
violently tore a breast from their torso. This device was highly put into service during the massacre of the Danes.
The Wheel The wheel was one of the most popular and insidious methods of torture and execution practiced. The giant spiked wheel was able to break bodies as it rolled forward, causing the most agonizing and drawn-out death. Other forms include the "braided" wheel, where the victim would be tied to the execution dock or platform. Their limbs were spread and tied to stakes or iron
rings on the ground. Slices of wood were placed under the main joints, wrists, ankles, knees, hips, and elbows. The executioner would then smash every joint with the iron-tyred edge of the wheel-however the executioner would avoid fatal blows to give the victim a painful death. According to a German chronicler, the victim was transformed into a huge screaming puppet writhing in their own blood. It looked like a sea monster with four tentacles, and raw slimy shapeless flesh, mixed with splinters of bone. After the smashing had taken place the victim would literally be "braided" into the wheel and hung horizontally at the top of the pole. ===================================== ===================
The Heretics Fork This instrument consisted of two little forks one set against the other, with the four prongs plunged into the flesh, under the chin and above the chest, with hands secured firmly behind their backs. A small collar supported the instrument in such a manner that the victims were usually forced to hold their head erect, thus preventing any movement. The forks did not penetrate any vital points, and thus suffering was prolonged and death was always nearly avoided. The pointed prongs on each end to crane the persons head made speech or movement near impossible. The Heretics Fork was very common during the height of the Spanish Inquisition.
The Pear The pear was a torture device used on females. This device was inserted into the vagina, or mouth of the victim and then expanded by force of the screw to the maximum aperture setting of the victims cavity. The antrum would then irremediably become lacerated, nearly always fatally, ripping the tissue, flesh and membranes. This item became extensively applied throughout the Spanish Inquisition to force confessions from those accused of Witchcraft. The pointed prongs at the end of the segments serve better to rip into the throat, the intestines or the cervix. Many paid dearly when the Pear was their fate. ===================================== ===================
16. Water Torture This is the only non-medieval, European torture on our list. The water torture was a favorite among Japanese POW guards during WWII. The victim was first bound with barbed wire and his mouth stuffed with rags. Next, the guards would snake a tube down the victim's nasal passage and bloat his belly with water. Once that was finished, the guards would kick and beat the poor sap's midsection until his stomach lining burst and and death ensued.
17. The Boots The victim's legs were placed between two planks of wood and bound together with cords. Between the cords the torturers placed wedges with which they would violently hammer. Each time a wedge was hammered, an acute portion of the shin bone was shattered. The tormentors could hammer at least a dozen wedges up and down the legs. When the Boots were removed, the bone fragments fell to pieces and the skin of the lower legs merely
served as loose sacks for them.
18. Dunking Stool Used primarily on women (as was the case for most devices of pseudo-sexual torture), the dunking stool would dip its occupant into a river for as long as the authorities saw fit.
20. Punishing Shoes The shoes were often used in conjunction with the standing pillory (a device that holds your head and wrists in place while you stand). How long do you think you could stand on your tippy-toes before you had to rest your heels on those iron spikes?
8. Burning at the Stake A favorite execution for those accused of
witchcaft. Clergy believed that the burning of a witch permanently removed her evil spirits from the physical world, thus eliminating the possibility of any further contamination of innocent souls. Makes sense.
10. The Hanging Cage The pictured victim is one of the lucky ones because most occupants were caged completely naked to expose them to either extreme cold or hot weather conditions. And... most caged prisoners were usually placed in there only after
other means of extreme physical torture were administered. But wait -- there's more! The victims were left in the cage until they died from either the elements or thirst, which could take weeks.
6. The Cradle The Cradle is the nastier second cousin to the Judas Cradle. We believe the picture does all the explaining for us. ===================================== =====================
11. Cleansing the Soul In many Catholic countries, the clergy believed that the corrupted soul of a damned person could be cleansed if they were forced to consume boiling water, burning coals, or both. Of course, this was what happened to prisoners before they were punished for their crime -- sort of a "warmup" torture, if you will. ===================================== =====================
7. Judas Cradle The victim was hoisted above the pyramid and slowly lowered, crotch first, onto its sharpened pinnacle. Hinging on the torturers mood, he could vary the amount of the victim's body weight applied to the point. ===================================== =====================
13. Quartering by Horses Quartering is the rack taken to the next level and was reserved only for murderers and those who killed or attempted to take the life of a nobleman or royalty. Each of the prisoner's limbs were tied to a horse and the horses were whipped simultaneously so that each limb would erupt from the body in an instant. A crowd favorite.
2. The Saw The saw may represent human ingenuity's darkest hour. The idea here is that when the victim is suspended upside down, most of the blood will go to the head. That is an important part of the process, you see, because as the torturers saw into the victim's crotch, all of the blood in the head will oxygenate the brain so that the victim will not pass out as one normally would under such excruciating pain. Typically, the saw would reach the victim's navel before unconsciousness would
take hold -- sometimes as far as the midriff.
This was the standard form of punishment for traitors in Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli and Salee during the Middle Ages. Believe it or not, once the lengthy spike entered the victim's posterior and exited their mouth or throat, the victim might live for more than a day in this state and was left to crawl in the dirt for all to water. ======================================= ==================
4. Interrogation Chair Not only were the hundreds of tiny spikes uncomfortable to sit on, but a fire was usually kindled under the iron chair to make it reach a horrible scalding point. ===================================== ===================
5. Iron Maiden The following is a depiction of the first recorded use of the Iron Maiden on August 14, 1515 : "A forger of coins was placed inside, and the doors shut slowly, so that the very sharp points penetrated his arms and legs in several places, and his belly and chest, and his bladder and the root of his member, and his eyes, and his shoulders, and his buttocks, but not enough to kill him; and so, he remained making great cry and lament for two days, after which he died
COLUMBUS & THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS
Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus, a trader of African slaves, is best known as the ‘socalled’ discoverer of America. In his personal log, Columbus wrote that, his purpose in seeking undiscovered worlds was “to bring the Gospel of
Jesus Christ to the heathens.” [Columbus' Book of Prophecies] On his first voyage Columbus described the natives as follows: "The people of this island and of all other islands which I have found and seen, ... all ... are so artless and free with all they possess, that no one would believe it without having seen it. Of anything they have, if you ask them for it, they never say no; rather they invite the person to share it, and show as much love as if they were giving their hearts..." But Colombus' mission was to take the land for Christendom and convert all these peoples to Christianity or exterminate them and replace their culture, hence:
In whichever island he touched (on his second voyage) his men killed indiscriminately whatever animals and natives they found, "looting and destroying all they found," as Columbus' son Fernando put it. The natives were either killed or enslaved. Columbus commented in this regard, that the natives "ought to be good servants... and would easily be made Christians,” because he saw
his affairs as the "fulfillment of prophecies in Isaiah." To any objections from the natives, Columbus responded with, "…with the help of God, we shall … make war against you in all ways and manners that we can, and shall subject you to the yoke and obedience of the Church and of Their Highness. We shall take you and your wives and your children, and shall make slaves of them." 
Eyewitnesses recalled, "Once the Indians were in the woods, the next step was to form squadrons and pursue them, and whenever the Spaniards found them, they pitilessly slaughtered everyone like sheep... So they would cut an Indian's hands and leave them dangling... Some Christians encounter an Indian women, and since the dog they had with them was hungry, they tore the child from the mother's arms and flung it still living to the dog..." After all, the Indians were only infidels.”
Of Columbus’ second voyage, it has been further written: “The Spaniards found pleasure in inventing all kinds of odd cruelties… They built a long gibbet,
long enough for the toes to touch the ground to prevent strangling, and hanged thirteen [natives] at a time in honor of Christ Our Savior and the twelve apostles… then, straw was wrapped around their torn bodies and they were burned alive.” 
In less than a decade after Columbus' first landing the native population of the island of Hispaniola (Santo Domingo & Haiti)— and thousands and thousands of people — had dropped by a third to a half. Before the next century ended, the populations of Cuba and many other Caribbean islands had been virtually exterminated.
A River of Blood And Yield They Did. In 1122 Christian crusaders swept over Jerusalem and slaughtered men, women and children, 'until their horses were knee deep in blood. We then went to the church to thank the Lord for his mercy.' In 777 , Charlemagne, a devout Christian, after
conquering the Saxon rebels, gave them a choice between baptism and execution. When they refused to convert, he had 4500 of them beheaded in one morning. In the fourth century, Emporor Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to become a Christian, had over 3000 Christians executed because their interpretation of the Bible did not agree with his. That is more than the number of Christians who died at the hands of the Romans during the well known 1st century "Christians to the lions" persecutions. The above are from William Manchester's "A World Lit Only by Fire- The Medieval Mind and The Renaissance"..Little, Brown & Company, 1992 Queen Isabella, famous for sending Columbus to the New World in 1492, was well known also for her 'Spanish Inquisition', the gruesome torture and murder of tens of thousands of Spanish Jews, Muslims, homosexuals, people who read or wrote, uppity women, and anyone else not up to the Queen's strict standards. Isabella was a champion of the faith, piously congratulating herself as her victims writhed to their deaths in the flames and
the many other ingenious methods of torture invented by her inquisitors.
By Jeff Wilson The Associated Press GOLETA, Calif. For more tha n two decades, Roman Catholic priests sexually abused boys a ged 7-to 16 at a boarding scho ol in a Santa Barbara seminary, a panel organized by a Francis can order concluded. A board of inquiry for the St. Barbara Province of the Francis"can Or der said Monday that 12 priest s engaged in nude games, fond ling and other sex acts with st udents at St. Anthony's Semi" nary from 1964 to 1987, when i t closed because of financial p rob lems. So far, 34 boys, mos tly teenag ers, have been identified as vic tims.
"The abuse perpetrated by our own brothers on the victims an d their families is truly horrifi c," said the Rev. Joseph Chinni ci, minister of the Oakland-bas ed Province of St. Barbara and leader of Franciscans in seven Western states. "We totally a bhor what has occurred," Chinn ici said. At a news conference Monday night, the chairman of the ord er's panel said they were stun ned by the results of their inv estigation. "We found that in the years in question, a seriou s problem of sexual abuse of m inors by friars existed at the seminary," Geoffrey Stearns sa id. He said the investigation would continue and that the pa n e l e xp e c t s o t h e r a l l e g e d v i c t i ms to come forward.
DUBLIN — After a nine-year investigation, a commission published a damning report Wednesday on decades of rapes, humiliation and beatings at Catholic Church-run reform schools for Ireland's castaway children. The 2,600-page report painted the most detailed and damning portrait yet of church-administered abuse in a country grown weary of revelations about child molestation by priests. The investigation of the tax-supported schools uncovered previously secret Vatican records that demonstrated church knowledge of pedophiles in their ranks all the way back to the 1930s. Wednesday's five-volume report on the probe _ which was resisted by Catholic religious orders _ concluded that church officials shielded their orders' pedophiles from arrest amid a culture of self-serving secrecy. ======================================= ===================
CHRISTIAN PERSECUTIONS AGAINST THE HELLENES Summarised from Vlassis Rassias' book "Es Edaphos Pherein" (Greek), Athens 2000 (2nd edition), Anoichti Poli Editions, ISBN 960-7748-20-4(All dates "era vulgaris" = Christian Era) 314 Immediately after its full legalisation, the Christian Church attacks the Gentiles: The Council of Ancyra denounces the worship of the Goddess Artemis. 324 Emperor Constantine declares Christianity the only official religion of the Roman Empire. At Dydima, Asia Minor, he sacks the Oracle of God Apollo and tortures its Pagan priests to death. He evicts the Gentiles from Mt. Athos and destroys all local Hellenic Temples. 326 Emperor Constantine, following the instructions of his mother Helen, destroys the Temple of the God Asclepius in Aigeai of Cilicia and many Temples of the Goddess Aphrodite in Jerusalem, Aphaca, Mambre, Phoenice, Baalbek, etc. 330 Constantine steals the treasures and statues of the Pagan Temples in Greece to decorate Nova Roma (Constantinople), the new capital of his Empire. 335 Constantine sacks many Pagan Temples of Asia Minor and Palestine and orders the execution by crucifixion of “all magicians and soothsayers". Martyrdom of the neoplatonist philosopher Sopatros. 341 Emperor Constas, son of Constantinus,
persecutes "all the soothsayers and the Hellenists". Many Gentile Hellenes are either imprisoned or executed. 346 New large-scale persecutions of the Gentiles in Constantinople. Banishment of the famous orator Libanius, who is accused of being a "magician". 353 An edict of Constantius decrees the death penalty for all forms of worship involving sacrifice and "idols". 354 A new edict of Constantius orders the closing of all Pagan Temples. Some of them are profaned and turned into brothels or gambling rooms. Executions of Pagan priests. The first burning of libraries in various cities of the Empire. The first lime factories are built next to closed Pagan Temples. A large part of Sacred Gentile architecture is turned into lime. 356 A new edict of Constantius orders the destruction of the Pagan Temples and the execution of all "idolaters". 357 Constantius outlaws all methods of Divination (Astrology not excluded). 359 In Skythopolis, Syria, christians organise the first death camps for the torture and execution of arrested Gentiles from all around the Empire. 361 to 363 Religious tolerance and restoration of Pagan cults declared in Constantinople (11th December 361) by the Pagan Emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus. 363 Assassination of Emperor Julianus (26th June). 364 Emperor Flavius Jovianus orders the burning of the Library of Antioch. An
Imperial edict (11th September) orders the death penalty for all Gentiles that worship their ancestral Gods or practice Divination (“sileat omnibus perpetuo divinandi uriositas”). Three different edicts (4th February, 9th September, 23rd December) order the confiscation of all properties of Pagan Temples and the death penalty for participation in Pagan rituals, including private ones. 365 An Imperial edict (17th November) forbids Gentile officers of the army to command christian soldiers. 370 Emperor Valens orders a tremendous persecution of Gentiles throughout the Eastern Empire. In Antioch, among many other Pagans, the ex-governor Fidustius and the priests Hilarius and Patricius are executed. Tons of books are burnt in the city-squares of the Eastern Empire. All friends of Julianus are persecuted (Orebasius, Sallustius, Pegasius etc.), the philosopher Simonides is burned alive and the philosopher Maximus is decapitated. 372 Emperor Valens orders the governor of Asia Minor to exterminate the Hellenes and destroy all writings of their wisdom. 373 New prohibition of all methods of Divination. The term "Pagan" (pagani, villagers) is introduced by the christians to lessen the Gentiles. 375 The Temple of the God Asclepius in Epidaurus, Greece, is closed down. 380 On the 27th February, Christianity becomes the exclusive
religion of the Roman Empire by an edict of Emperor Flavius Theodosius, requiring that "all the various nations, which are subject to our clemency and moderation should continue in the profession of that religion, which was delivered to the Romans by the divine Apostle Peter". Non-christians are called "loathsome, heretics, stupid and blind". In another edict Theodosius calls "insane" those that do not believe in the christian god and outlaws all disagreements with Church dogma. Ambrosius, bishop of Milan, starts destroying all the Pagan Temples of his area. Christian priests lead the mob against the Temple of the Goddess Demeter in Eleusis and try to lynch the hierophants Nestorius and Priskus. The 95 year-old hierophant Nestorius, ends the Eleusinian Mysteries and announces the predominance of mental darkness over the human race. 381 On May the 2nd, Theodosius deprives christians that return to the Pagan Religion of all their rights. Throughout the Eastern Empire, Pagan Temples and Libraries are looted or burned down. On 21st December, Theodosius outlaws even simple visits to the Temples of the Hellenes. In Constantinople, the Temple of the Goddess Aphrodite is turned into a brothel and the Temples of Sun and Artemis into stables. 382 "Hellelu-jah" (Glory to Yahweh) is imposed in the christian mass.
384 Emperor Theodosius orders the Praetorian Prefect, Maternus Cynegius (a dedicated christian), to cooperate with the local bishops and destroy the Temples of the Gentiles in Northern Greece and Asia Minor. 385 to 388 Maternus Cynegius, encouraged by his fanatic wife, and his bishop "Saint" Marcellus, scour the countryside with their gangs, sack and destroy hundreds of Hellenic Temples, shrines and altars. Amongst others they destroy the Temple of Edessa, the Cabeireion of Imbros, the Temple of Zeus in Apamea, the Temple of Apollo in Dydima and all the Temples of Palmyra. Thousands of innocent Gentiles from all sides of the Empire suffer martyrdom in the notorious death camps of Skythopolis. 386 Emperor Theodosius outlaws (16th June) the care of sacked Pagan Temples. 388 Public talks on religious subjects are also outlawed by Theodosius. The old orator Libanius sends his famous Epistle "Pro Templis" to Theodosius, with a hope that the few remaining Hellenic Temples will be respected and spared. 389 to 390 All non-christian calenders are outlawed. Hordes of fanatic hermits from the desert flood into Middle Eastern and Egyptian cities, destroying statues, altars, Libraries and Pagan Temples, whilst Gentiles are lynched. Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria, starts heavy persecutions against the Gentiles, turns the Temple
of Dionysos into a church, burns down the Mithraeum of the city, destroys the Temple of Zeus and burlesques the Pagan priests before they are killed by stoning. The christian mob profanes the cult images. 391 On 24th February, a new edict of Theodosius prohibits not only visits to Pagan Temples but also looking at vandalised statues. New heavy persecutions all around the Empire. In Alexandria, Egypt, the Gentiles, led by the philosopher Olympius, revolt and after some street fights, finally lock themselves inside the fortified Temple of the God Serapis (The Serapeion). After a violent siege, the christians occupy the building, demolish it, burn its famous Library and profane the cult images. 392 On 8th November, the Emperor Theodosius outlaws all non-christian rituals and names them "superstitions of the Gentiles" (“gentilicia superstitio”). New full scale persecutions against the Gentiles. The Mysteries of Samothrace are ended and priests slaughtered. In Cyprus the local bishop, "Saints" Epiphanius and Tychon destroy almost all the Temples of the island and exterminate thousands of Gentiles. The local Mysteries of Goddess Aphrodite are ended. Theodosius' edict declares: "the ones that won't obey pater Epiphanius have no right to keep living on the island". The Gentiles revolt against the Emperor and the Church in
Petra, Aeropolis, Rafia, Gaza, Baalbek and other cities of the Middle East. 393 The Pythian, Aktia and Olympic Games are outlawed as part of the Hellenic "idolatry". Christians sack the Temples of Olympia. 395 Two new edicts (22nd July and 7th August) lead to new persecutions against the Gentiles. Rufinus, the eunuch Prime Minister of Emperor Flavius Arcadius directs the hordes of the baptised Goths (led by Alaric) to the country of the Hellenes. Encouraged by christian monks, the barbarians sack and burn many cities (Dion, Delphi, Megara, Corinth, Pheneos, Argos, Nemea, Lycosoura, Sparta, Messene, Phigaleia, Olympia, etc.), slaughter or enslave innumerable Hellenes and burn the Temples. Among others, they burn down the Eleusinian Sanctuary and burn alive all of its priests (including the hierophant of Mithras Hilarius). 396 On 7th December, a new edict by Emperor Arcadius orders that Paganism be treated as high treason. Imprisonment of the few remaining Pagan priests and hierophants. 397 "Demolish them!" Emperor Flavius Arcadius orders all the still erect Pagan Temples demolished. 398 The Fourth Church Council of Carthage prohibits to all, including its bishops, the study of Gentile books. Porphyrius, bishop of Gaza, demolishes almost all the Pagan Temples of his city (except nine of them that remain
active). 399 With a new edict (13th July) Emperor Flavius Arcadius orders all remaining Temples, mainly in the countryside, to be immediately demolished: «Si qua in agris templa sunt, sine turba ac tumultu diruantur. His enim deiectis atque sublatis omnis superstitioni materia consumetur» 400 Bishop Nicetas destroys the Oracle of God Dionysus in Vesai and baptises all the Gentiles of this area. 401 The christian mob of Carthage lynches Gentiles and destroys Temples and "idols". In Gaza too, the local bishop, also a..,"Saint", Porphyrius sends his followers to lynch Gentiles and demolish the remaining nine still active Temples of the city. The 15th Council of Chalkedon orders all christians that still keep good relations with their gentile relatives to be excommunicated (even after their death). 405 John Chrysostom sends his hordes of gray-clad monks armed with clubs and iron bars to destroy the "idols" in all the cities of Palestine. 406 John Chrysostom collects funds from rich christian women to financially support the demolition of the Hellenic Temples. In Ephessus, he orders the destruction of the famous Temple of Goddess Artemis. In Salamis, Cyprus, "Saints" Epiphanius and Eutychius continue persecutions of the Gentiles and the total destruction of their Temples and sanctuaries. 407 A new edict outlaws once more all non-christian acts
of worship. 408 The Emperor of the Western Empire Honorius and the Emperor of the Eastern Empire Arcadius, order together that all sculptures of the Pagan Temples be either destroyed or confiscated. Private ownership of Pagan sculpture is also outlawed. The local bishops lead new heavy persecutions against Gentiles and new book burning. Judges showing pity for Gentiles are also persecuted. 409 Once again, an edict orders Astrology and all methods of Divination to be punishable by death. 415 In Alexandria, Egypt, the mob urged by the bishop Cyrillus, attacks a few days before the judaeo-christian Pascha (Pesach-Easter) and hacks to pieces the famous and beautiful philosopher Hypatia. Pieces of her body are paraded by the christian mob through the streets of Alexandria, and are finally burned together with her books in a place called Cynaron. On 30th August, new persecutions start against all the Pagan priests of North Africa, who end their lives either crucified or burned alive. 416 The inquisitor Hypatius, alias "The Sword of God", exterminates the last Gentiles of Bithynia. In Constantinople (7th December), all nonchristian army officers, public employees and judges are dismissed. 423 Emperor Theodosius II, declares (8th June) that the Religion of the Gentiles is nothing more than "demon worship" and orders all those who
persist in practicing it to be punished by imprisonment and tortured. 429 The Temple of Goddess Athena (Parthenon) on the Acropolis of Athens is sacked. Athenian Pagans are persecuted. 435 On 14th November, a new edict by Theodosius II orders the death penalty for all "heretics" and “pagans” of the Empire. Only Judaism is considered a legal non-christian Religion. 438 Theodosius II issues an new edict (31st January) against the Gentiles, incriminating their "idolatry" as the reason for a recent plague! 440 to 450 The christians demolish all the monuments, altars and Temples of Athens, Olympia, and other Greek cities. 448 Theodosius II orders all non-christian books burned. 450 All the Temples of Aphrodisias (City of Goddess Aphrodite) are demolished and its Libraries burned down. The city is renamed Stauroupolis (City of the Cross). 451 A new edict by Theodosius II (4th November) emphasises that "idolatry" is to be punished by death. 457 to 491 Sporadic persecutions against Gentiles of the Eastern Empire. Among others, the physician Jacobus and the philosopher Gessius are executed. Severianus, Herestios, Zosimus, Isidorus and others are tortured and imprisoned. The proselytiser Conon and his followers exterminate the last Gentiles of the island of Imbros, in the northeast Aegean. The last worshippers of Lavranius Zeus are
exterminated in Cyprus. 482 to 488 The majority of the Gentiles of Asia Minor are exterminated, after a desperate revolt against the Emperor and the Church. 486 More "underground" Pagan priests are discovered, arrested, burlesqued, tortured and executed in Alexandria, Egypt. 515 Baptism becomes obligatory, even for those that already say they are christian. The Emperor of Constantinople, Anastasius orders the massacre of the Gentiles in the Arabian city Zoara and the demolition of the Temple of local God Theandrites. 528 Emperor Jutprada (Justinianus) outlaws the "alternative" Olympian Games of Antioch. He also orders the execution (by fire, crucifixion, tearing to pieces by wild beasts, or cutting by iron nails) of all who practice "sorcery, divination, magic or idolatry" and prohibits all teachings by the Gentiles ("..the ones suffering from the blasphemous insanity of the Hellenes"). 529 Emperor Justinianus outlaws the Athenian Philosophical Academy, which has its property confiscated. 532 The inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus, a fanatical monk, leads a crusade against the Gentiles of Asia Minor. 542 Emperor Justinianus allows the inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus to convert the Gentiles of Phrygia, Caria and Lydia in Asia Minor. Within 35 years of this crusade, 99 churches and 12 monasteries are built on the sites of demolished
Pagan Temples. 546 Hundreds of Gentiles are put to death in Constantinople by the inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus. 556 Justinianus orders the notorious inquisitor Amantius to go to Antioch, to find, arrest, torture and exterminate the last Gentiles of the city and burn all the private libraries down. 562 Mass arrests, burlesquing, tortures, imprisonments and executions of Gentile Hellenes in Athens, Antioch, Palmyra and Constantinople. 578 to 582 Christians torture and crucify Gentile Hellenes all around the Eastern Empire, and exterminate the last Gentiles of Heliopolis (Baalbek). 580 Christian inquisitors attack a secret Temple of Zeus in Antioch. The priest commits suicide, but the other Gentiles are arrested. All the prisoners, the Vice Governor Anatolius included, are tortured and sent to Constantinople to face trial. Sentenced to death they are thrown to the lions. The wild animals are unwilling to tear them to pieces and they end up crucified. Their corpses are dragged through the streets by the christian mob and afterwards thrown unburied in the city dump. 583 New persecutions against the Gentile Hellenes by the Emperor Mauricius. 590 Throughout the Eastern Empire, christian accusers "discover" Pagan conspiracies. A new wave of torture and executions erupts. 692 The "Penthekte" Council of Constantinople prohibits the remains of Calends,
Brumalia, Anthesteria, and other Pagan / Dionysian festivals. 804 The Gentile Hellenes of Laconia, Greece, resist successfully the attempt of Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople, to convert them to Christianity. 950 to 988 Violent conversion of the last Gentile Hellenes of Laconia by the Armenian "Saint" Nikon.
"But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me." (Luke 19.27) ! WITCH BURNINGS
Witch BurningOf course we have all heard of the Salem Witch Hunts of 1691-1692 and the burning of a number of "witches" alive at the stake by the Puritans. But did you know that the Salem witches were all proven innocent? Of course, this was found out after they were burned. Did you also know that this witch burning, carried out all over the world to the tune of several hundred thousand dead (80% women), was initiated by the Catholic church to rid their dominion of so-called heretics and was directly related to their mandate to re-populate Europe after
the Black Death or plagues of the 1300's, because their serfs were decreased by one third, thereby reducing the Church's profit by one third, since they owned about 30% of Europe's lands. The ladies (midwives) were accused of impeding the birth rate — all birth control knowledge was vigorously erased, so much so that 20th century scholars believed birth control was a modern invention. The Inquisitors wrote, "No one is more dangerous and harmful to the Catholic faith than the midwives." CRUSADES
Holy CrusadesMany people think that the crusades were holy wars to liberate holy lands from nonChristians. But few are informed that many of the crusades were against other Christian sects, that many of these Crusades were launched for other purposes, such as the drowning of almost 6,000 Protestants by Spanish Catholic troops in the Netherlands in 1568, the sacking of the German city of Magdeburg in the 17th century, slaying 30,000 Protestants, followed by a 30 year war between Catholics and Protestants in which more than 40% of the population (mostly Germans) were decimated.
Probably the most revealing event was the capture and pillage of the Orthodox Christian bastion of Constantinople by the members of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, creating an animosity between Catholics and Orthodox Christians which has lasted into the 20th century.
Christians have always portrayed non-Christian civilizations as backwards, underdeveloped, superstitious, and barbaric. What really underlies all of their criticism is that these cultures do not accept Jesus, the Bible and their western way of life. This is what, in the Christians’ opinion, deems these cultures as needing their help, when in fact the their fervor to destroy any theistic conception other than Christianity or any temple other than a church shows that they are really the ones who are showing the qualities of barbarians.
Pope John Paul IIIToday, many are uninformed and believe that mission excesses only took place in prior times and today's preaching works are a 'good thing.' But as long as the basic premises and theology that underly all the abuses that took place in the past are not corrected, the result of mission activities will remain the same: Genocide and destruction of all that lies in its way, replacing it with the 'superior religion and culture' that most missionaries believe they are delivering.
In retrospect, these various ethnic cultures were far better off before the introduction of Christianity, as it had nothing better to offer them. In reality, these cultures were decimated, their histories were erased, their cultural traditions eradicated, their former religions destroyed and they were left more unhappy than before the arrival of Christianity.
There have been many revisions in the teachings of Jesus Christ since it first took hold some 2,000 years ago. But until the xenophobic and iconoclastic
teachings of the Bible are corrected, mission activity will yield the same catastrophic results. As taught in the Bible, 'we can know a tree by its fruit,' these evangelists need to adopt a more pluralistic theology, recognizing the divinity in other religions and the contributions of other cultures and further recognize that theirs is not the only path to salvation. Suffice it to say, until these things have been corrected, that to label such endeavors for Christ as good works or pious activity is wrong.
Otherwise, in this modern age, those deemed with good intelligence, who are advanced in philosophy and science, have no other choice than to condemn these preaching activities worldwide, which seek to destroy ethnic cultures. Mission activities need to be monitored and the conversion agenda needs to be reconsidered. Footnotes  Akha Chronicles, Book 1: Maesai, Chapter 20: Missions. Available online: http://www.akha.org/upload/akhachronicles/chapter 20missionaries.htm
 Genocide is defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) article 2 as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: "Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide  S. P. Attri, Conversion Aggression, http://conversionagenda.blogspot.com/2004/01/co nversion-aggression.html  Chris tian apology for the Crusades: The Reconciliation Walk. http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_cru1.htm  C.M. Cipolla, Before the Industrial Revolution, London 1981, pg. 55ff. [5.5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ustasha ,
http://www.priestsofdarkness.com/gold.html , http://www.holocaustrevealed.org/_domain/holocau strevealed.org/Yugoslavia/Yugoslavia-Croatia.htm .  http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wpdyn/A42755-2001Jun8?language=printer  Excerpt of the Requerimiento.  D.E.Stannard, American Holocaust. Columbus and the conquest of the New World, New York/Oxford 1992, pg. 72.  E.S. Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom, New York 1975, pg. 39.  D.E. Stannard, American Holocaust, Columbus and the conquest of the New World, New York/Oxford 1992. Pg. 106  Ibid.  Ibid, Pg. 227.  Ibid.  ed. Stuewe, Paul K., KANSAS REVISITED:
HISTORICAL IMAGES AND PERSPECTIVES, article by Unrau, William, The Depopulation of the Kansas Indians")  Footnote source to Jefferson: The source of the statement is indeed Thomas Jefferson dating from 1807 when addressing his Secretary of War regarding any Indians who resisted American expansion into their lands. David Stannard in American Holocaust, The Conquest of the New World, Oxford Press 1992, page 120 expands further, "These were not offhand remarks, for five years later, in 1812, Jefferson again concluded that white Americans were obliged to drive the 'backward' Indians 'with the beasts of the forests into the Stony Mountains' and one year later still, he added that the American government had no other choice before it than 'to pursue (the Indians) to extermination, or drive them to new seats beyond our reach.' Indeed, Jefferson's writings on Indians are filled with the straightforward assertion that the natives are to be given a simple choice — to be extirpate(d) from the earth' or to remove themselves out of the American's way.' Had these same words been enunciate by a German leader in 1939 and directed at European Jews, they would be
engraved in modern memory.  J. Axtell, The Invasion Within, New York 1985, pg. 327.  Ibid, pg. 303.  Drinnon, Facing West, pp. 96, 98, 116; Ronald T. Takaki, Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th Century America (New York: Alfred A. Knof, 1979), pp.61-65.  The Missions of California: A Legacy of Genocide, edited by Rupert Costo and Jeannette Henry Costo, San Francisco: Indian Historian Press, 1987.  Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, pg. 374f.  R. Wright, Stolen Continents. The Indian Story, London 1992, pp. 20-21.  D.E. Stannard, American Holocaust. Columbus and the conquest of the New World, New York/Oxford 1992, pg. 5.  B.R. Ortiz de Montellano, Aztec Medicine,
Health, and Nutrition, New Brunswick 1990, pg. 127f.  H. Thomas, Conquest. Montezuma, Cortés, and the Fall of Old Mexico, New York 1993, pg. 19.  Akha Chronicles, Book 1: Maesai, Chapter 20: Missions. Available online: http://www.akha.org/upload/akhachronicles/chapter 20missionaries.htm  Ibid.  The Akha Heritage Foundation, http://www.ecoaction.org/mission/akha1.html, http://www.akha.org/  Paul William Roberts, Empire of the Soul, Some Journeys in India (Riverhead Books, New York)  History of Hindu Chris tian Encounters, Sita Ram Goel, South Asia Books (July 1990), ISBN 9990049173.  Ibid.  The Empire of the Soul by Paul William Roberts (Harper Collins, 1999)
 Ibid.  The Portuguese Invasion, http://www.indpride.com/portuguese%20invasion.ht ml  The Archdiocese Of Goa and Daman, http://www.archgoadaman.org/Dioceses/index.htm The Aztecs began their elaborate theocracy in the 1300s and brought human sacrifice to a golden era. About 20,000 people were killed yearly to appease gods — especially the sun god, who needed daily “nourishment” of blood. Hearts of sacrifice victims were cut out, and some bodies were eaten ceremoniously. Other victims were drowned, beheaded, burned or dropped from heights. In a rite to the rain god, shrieking children were killed at several sites so that their tears might induce rain. In a rite to the maize goddess, a virgin danced for 24 hours, then was killed and skinned; her skin was worn by a priest in further dancing. One account says that at King Ahuitzotl’s coronation, 80,000 prisoners were butchered to please the gods.
Islamic jihads (holy wars), mandated by the Koran,
killed millions over 12 centuries. In early years, Muslim armies spread the faith rapidly: east to India and west to Morocco. Then splintering sects branded other Muslims as infidels and declared jihads against them. The Kharijis battled Sunni rulers. The Azariqis decreed death to all “sinners” and their families. In 1804 a Sudanese holy man, Usman dan Fodio, waged a bloody jihad that broke the religious sway of the Sultan of Gobir. In the 1850s another Sudanese mystic, ‘Umar al-Hajj, led a barbaric jihad to convert pagan African tribes. =======================================
Ah yes, the rapture. The time when all righteous religious people will ascend to the heavens. This is a good thing, with them gone those of us left behind can build a new world. A world ruled by wisdom and justice, no longer a brainwashed public driven by religious fanatics screaming political dogma from the pulpits of hell. The awsome power of the church and the mighty arm of the hated ‘Inquisition’ will never be allowed to reign on earth ever again. Never again shall mankind walk in fear of retribution from an invisible god that delights in torture, shame, degradation and death. Let those in the rapture ascend and be slaves to their holy tyrant forever. Some of us will survive and we will rebuild, a new world that will be a proud and shining jewel in the cosmos. ==============================================
And now a word about judaism
Jewish Talmudic Quotes - Facts Are Facts
From Acharya S 7-26-9
Talmudic Quotes The decisions of the Talmud are words of the living God. Jehovah himself asks the opinions of earthly rabbis when there are difficult affairs in heaven.
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Rabbi Menachen, Comments for the Fifth Book Jehovah himself in heaven studies the Talmud, standing: he has such respect for that book. Tractate Mechilla/Me'ilah R. Johanan said: A heathen who studies the Torah deserves death, for it is written, Moses commanded us a law for an inheritance; it is our inheritance, not theirs. Then why is this not included in the Noachian laws?!-- On the reading morasha [an inheritance] he steals it; on the reading me'orasah [betrothed], he is guilty as one who violates a betrothed maiden, who is stoned. An objection is raised: R. Meir used to say. Whence do we know that even a heathen who studies the Torah is as a High Priest? From the verse, [Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments:] which, if man do, he shall live in them. Priests, Levites, and Israelites are not mentioned, but men: hence thou mayest learn that even a heathen who studies the Torah is as a High Priest!!-- That refers to their own seven laws.
Sanhedrin 59a To communicate anything to a Goy about our religious relations
would be equal to the killing of all Jews, for if the Goyim knew what we teach about them, they would kill us openly.
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Libbre David 37 A Jew should and must make a false oath when the Goyim asks if our books contain anything against them. Szaaloth-Utszabot, The Book of Jore Dia 17 We beg Thee, O Lord, indict Thy wrath on the nations not believing in Thee, and not calling on Thy name. Let down Thy wrath on them and inflict them with Thy wrath. Drive them away in Thy wrath and crush them into pieces. Take away, O Lord, all bone from them. In a moment indict all disbelievers. Destroy in a moment all foes of Thy nation. Draw out with the root, disperse and ruin unworthy nations. Destroy them! Destroy them immediately, in this very moment!
Prayer said on the eve of Passover (Pranajtis: Christianus in Talmudae Judeorum, quotations from: Synagoga Judaica) The Feast of Tabernacles is the period when Israel triumphs over the other people of the world. That is why during this feast we seize the loulab and carry it as a trophy to show that we have conquered all other peoples, known as "populace"...
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Zohar, Toldoth Noah 63b When the Messiah comes every Jew will have 2800 slaves. Simeon Haddarsen, fol. 56-D Resh Lakish said: He who is observant of fringes will be privileged to be served by two thousand eight hundred slaves, for it is said, Thus saith the Lord of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the
languages of the nations shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you, etc.
Mas. Shabbath 31b On the house of the Goy [Goy means unclean, and is the disparaging term for a non-Jew] one looks as on the fold of cattle.
Tosefta, Tractate Erubin VIII When a Jew has a Gentile in his clutches, another Jew may go to the same Gentile, lend him money and in turn deceive him, so that the Gentile shall be ruined. For the property of a Gentile, according to our law, belongs to no one, and the first Jew that passes has full right to seize it.
Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 156 If it can be proven that someone has given the money of Israelites to the Goyim, a way must be found after prudent consideration to wipe him off the face of the earth.
Choschen Hamm 388, 15 Happy will be the lost of Israel, whom the Holy One, blessed be He, has chosen from amongst the Goyim, of whom the Scriptures say: "Their work is but vanity, it is an illusion at which we must laugh; they will all perish when God visits them in His wrath." At the moment when the Holy One, blessed be He, will exterminate all the Goyim of the world, Israel alone will subsist, even as it is written: "The Lord alone will appear great on that day!...
Zohar, Vayshlah 177b That the Jewish nation is the only nation selected by God, while
all the remaining ones are contemptible and hateful.
That all property of other nations belongs to the Jewish nation, which consequently is entitled to seize upon it without any scruples. An orthodox Jew is not bound to observe principles of morality towards people of other tribes. He may act contrary to morality, if profitable to himself or to Jews in general.
A Jew may rob a Goy, he may cheat him over a bill, which should not be perceived by him, otherwise the name of God would become dishonoured.
Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat, 348 R. Hanina said: If a heathen smites a Jew, he is worthy of death; for it is written, And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian. [Ex. 2:12] R. Hanina also said: He who smites an Israelite on the jaw, is as though he had thus assaulted the Divine Presence; for it is written, one who smiteth man [i.e. an Israelite] attacketh the Holy One.
Sanhedrin 58b [In other words, if a non-Jew kills a Jew, the non-Jew can be killed. Punching an Israelite is akin to assaulting God. (But killing a non-Jew is NOT like assaulting God.]
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If a goy killed a goy or a Jew he is responsible, but if a Jew killed a goy he is not responsible. Tosefta, Aboda Zara, VIII, 5 Has it not been taught: "With respect to robbery!-- if one stole or robbed or [seized] a beautiful woman, or [committed] similar offences, if [these were perpetrated] by one Cuthean ["Cuthean" or "Samaritan" = goy/gentile/heathen/non-Jew] against another,
[the theft, etc.] must not be kept, and likewise [the theft] of an Israelite by a Cuthean, but that of a Cuthean by an Israelite may be retained?" But if robbery is a capital offence, should not the Tanna have taught: He incurs a penalty?!-- Because the second clause wishes to state, "but that of a Cuthean by an Israelite may be retained," therefore the former clause reads, "[theft of an Israelite by a Cuthean] must not be kept." But where a penalty is incurred, it is explicitly stated, for the commencing clause teaches: "For murder, whether of a Cuthean by a Cuthean, or of an Israelite by a Cuthean, punishment is incurred; but of a Cuthean by an Israelite, there is no death penalty?"
Sanhedrin 57a [Translation: A Jew may rob a Goy, but a Goy may not rob a Jew. If a Goy murders another Goy or a Jew, he should be killed, but a Jew will not be incur the death penalty for killing a non-Jew.]
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Kill the Goyim by any means possible. Choshen Ha'mishpat 425:50 Everyone who sheds the blood of the impious [non-Jews] is as acceptable to God as he who offers a sacrifice to God. Yalkut 245c Extermination of the Christians is a necessary sacrifice. Zohar, Shemoth Tob shebbe goyyim harog - Even the best of the Goyim (Gentiles) should be killed. Soferim 15, Rule 10 [NB: Hoffman says, "This passage is not from the Soncino edition but is from the original Hebrew of the Babylonian
Talmud as quoted by the 1907 Jewish Encyclopedia, published by Funk and Wagnalls and compiled by Isidore Singer, under the entry, 'Gentile,' (p. 617)." Another source says this passage is at Avodah Zara 26b. We have not been able to verify any of these references. It does not seem to be at Avodah Zara 26b of the Soncino edition.]
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What is [the meaning of] Mount Sinai? The mountain whereon there descended hostility [sin'ah ] toward idolaters [non-Jews]. Shabbath 89a The same has been taught as follows: If the ox of an Israelite gores an ox of a Canaanite [non-Jew] there is no liability, but if an ox of a Canaanite gores an ox of an Israelite... the payment is to be in full, as it is said: He stood and measured the earth, he beheld and drove asunder the nations [Gentiles], and again, He shined forth from Mount Paran...implying that from Paran he exposed their money to Israel.
Baba Kama 38a [Trans: The property of the Israelite is more valuable than that of the Gentile. Mount Paran refers to Deut. 33:2, where God offered the law to the nations (Gentiles), who rejected it. The money of the Gentiles is available to the Israelites.]
ONE SHOULD NOT PLACE CATTLE IN HEATHENS' INNS, BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSPECTED OF IMMORAL PRACTICE WITH THEM. A WOMAN SHOULD NOT BE ALONE WITH THEM, BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSPECTED OF LEWDNESS, NOR SHOULD A MAN BE ALONE WITH THEM, BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSPECTED OF SHEDDING BLOOD. . .
Why then should we not leave female animals alone with female heathens?!-- Said Mar 'Ukba b. Hama: Because heathens
frequent their neighbours' wives, and should one by chance not find her in, and find the cattle there, he might use it immorally. You may also say that even if he should find her in he might use the animal, as a Master has said: Heathens prefer the cattle of Israelites to their own wives, for R. Johanan said: When the serpent came unto Eve he infused filthy lust into her.
Avodah Zarah 22a-b He who pours the oil of anointing over cattle or vessels is not guilty; if over heathens or the dead, he is not guilty. The law relating to cattle and vessels is right, for it is written: Upon the flesh of man [adam] shall it not be poured; and cattle and vessels are not man. Also with regard to the dead, [it is plausible] that he is exempt, since after death one is called corpse and not man. But why is one exempt in the case of heathens; are they not in the category of adam?-No, it is written: And ye my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are adam [man]: Ye are called adam but heathens are not called 'adam. But is it not written: And the persons [adam] were sixteen thousand? -- Because it is used in opposition to cattle. But is it not written: And should I not have pity on Nineveh [that great city, wherein are more than six score thousand persons [adam]?--This too is used in opposition to cattle.
Mas. K'rithoth 6b [This passage refers to anointing with oil. "Heathens," i.e., Gentiles, are not "adam" or man but are equated with cattle]
An objection was raised: And the persons were sixteen thousand!--This is due to [the mention of] cattle. Wherein are more than six-score thousand persons that cannot discern between their right and their left hand!--This is due [to the mention of] cattle.
Mas. Yevamoth 61b
[Again non-Jews are referred to as "cattle."]
All Israelites will have a part in the future world... The Goyim, at the end of the world will be handed over to the angel Duma and sent down to hell.
Zohar, Shemoth, Toldoth Noah, Lekh-Lekha Jehovah created the non-Jew in human form so that the Jew would not have to be served by beasts. The non-Jew is consequently an animal in human form, and condemned to serve the Jew day and night.
Midrasch Talpioth, p. 225-L Everything a Jew needs for his church ritual no goy is permitted to manufacture, but only a Jew, because this must be manufactured by human beings and the Jew is not permitted to consider the goyim as human beings.
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Schulchan Oruch, Orach Chaim 14, 20, 32, 33, 39 A Jew may do to a non-Jewess what he can do. He may treat her as he treats a piece of meat. Hadarine, 20, B; Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 348 A Jew may violate but not marry a non-Jewish girl. Gad. Shas. 2:2 A boy-goy after nine years and one day old, and a girl after three years and one day old, are considered filthy. Pereferkowicz, Talmud t.v., p. 11 Raba stated: With reference to the Rabbinical statement that
[legally] an Egyptian [Gentile] has no father, it must not be imagined that this is due to [the Egyptians'] excessive indulgence in carnal gratification, owing to which it is not known [who the father was], but that if this were known it is to be taken into consideration; but [the fact is] that even if this is known it is not taken into consideration.... Thus it may be inferred that the All Merciful declared their children to be legally fatherless, for [so indeed it is also] written, Whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
Yevamoth 98a [Trans.: A non-Jew is "legally fatherless," regardless of whether or not the father is known. Gentile children are essentially asses and horses, i.e., animals.]
[The daughters of the heathens] should be considered as in the state of <http://jewish.com/askarabbi/askarabbi/askr4942.htm>niddah [separation?] from their cradle...
Avodah Zarah 36b They decreed in connection with a heathen child that it should cause defilement by seminal emission so that an Israelite child should not become accustomed to commit pederasty with him.... It is therefore to be concluded that a heathen girl [communicates defilement] from the age of three years and one day, for inasmuch as she is then capable of the sexual act she likewise defiles by a flux. This is obvious!
Avodah Zarah 36b-37a R. Joseph said: Come and hear! A maiden aged three years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition [intercourse], and if her deceased husband's brother cohabits with her, she becomes his. The penalty of adultery may be incurred through
her; [if a niddah] she defiles him who has connection with her, so that he in turn defiles that upon which he lies, as a garment which has lain upon [a person afflicted with gonorrhoea].
Sanhedrin 55b Rab said: Pederasty with a child below nine years of age is not deemed as pederasty with a child above that. Samuel said: Pederasty with a child below three years is not treated as with a child above that.24 (24) I.e., Rab makes nine years the minimum; but if one committed sodomy with a child of lesser age, no guilt is incurred. Samuel makes three the minimum.
Sanhedrin 54b Raba said. It means this: When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing, for when the girl is less than this [three years old], it is as if one puts the finger into the eye; but when a small boy has intercourse with a grown-up woman he makes her as 'a girl who is injured by a piece of wood.'...
Kethuboth 11b [This debate concerns whether or not someone is a virgin. Virginity is prized above all, such that it is believed that a girl under the age of three will regain her virginity, even if a man has had intercourse with her. (Fn. 7 says, in regard to putting "the finger into the eye": "I.e., tears come to the eye again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years.") Since virginity is prized above all, one could assume that this conclusion has allowed grown men to have sex with little girls with immunity. A grown-up woman is not deflowered by having sex with a small boy, however, since he is only like a "piece of wood."]
It was taught: R. Judah used to say, A man is bound to say the following three blessings daily: "[Blessed art thou...] who hast
not made me a heathen," ".... who hast not made me a woman"; and "... who hast not made me a brutish man." R. Aha b. Jacob once overhead his son saying "[Blessed art thou...] who hast not made me a brutish man," whereupon he said to him, "And this too!" Said the other, "Then what blessing should I say instead?" [He replied,]...h who hast not made me a slave." And is not that the same as a woman? - a slave is more contemptible.
Menachoth 43b-44a [A "prayer" or "benediction" to be said by a Jewish man every day: "Thank God for not making me a Gentile, a woman or a slave."]
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Do not save Goyim in danger of death. Show no mercy to the Goyim. Hilkkoth Akum X1 A Jew is forbidden to drink from a glass of wine which a Gentile has touched, because the touch has made the wine unclean. Schulchan Aruch, Johre Deah, 122 And he who desires that none of his vows made during the year shall be valid, let him stand at the beginning of the year and declare, 'Every vow which I may make in the future shall be null.1 [HIS VOWS ARE THEN INVALID,] PROVIDING THAT HE REMEMBERS THIS AT THE TIME OF THE VOW.
Nedarim 23b [Essentially the "Kol Nidre" prayer said every year at Yom Kippur. Fn. 1 says: "This may have provided a support for the custom of reciting Kol Nidre (a formula for dispensation of vows) prior to the Evening Service of the Day of Atonement
(Ran.). The context makes it perfectly obvious that only vows, where the maker abjures benefit from aught, or imposes an interdict of his own property upon his neighbour, are referred to. Though the beginning of the year (New Year) is mentioned here, the Day of Atonement was probably chosen on account of its great solemnity. But Kol Nidre as part of the ritual is later than the Talmud, and, as seen from the following statement about R. Huna h. Hinena, the law of revocation in advance was not made public."]
Freethought Examiner Does the Old Testament foster corruption?
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The recent arrest and indictment of several—19 according to one source—members of Orthodox Jewish communities in New York and New Jersey on racketeering, money-laundering and organsmuggling charges reminds us that this is not the first time
Orthodox Jews have allegedly engaged in financial and other crimes. In 2007, the Grand Rabbi of the Spinka sect of Orthodox Judaism, also located in New York, was indicted on tax fraud and money laundering, along with "several other defendants and five Spinka charities," according to the Los Angeles Times. In March 2009, one of the co-conspirators in that case, Rabbi Moshe Zigelman, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for these crimes. Unfortunately, the list goes on, with rampant sexual abuse charges as well within these tight-knit communities.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in New York The resentment within the Orthodox Jewish community itself concerning such activities is clear from the resultant commentary by one of their own in an "Open Letter to the Money-Grubbing Jews" by Ben Sales, published in the National Jewish Student Magazine: "Because you make me look bad, me and everyone else who wears a kippah, a long skirt and long sleeves, a black hat, a t-shirt with Hebrew writing on it, a necklace with a silver chai. Every kid who goes to Jewish school and Jewish camp, every college student who attends Hillel, every Zionist and post-Zionist, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, Sephardi, Ashkenazi, Hasidic, secular must now bear the brunt of those who read of your exploits and think: there’s another Shylock, another Madoff, another Jew for whom the bottom line is more important than his own community." Sales adds, "This concept, as I would think you know, is called a chillul hashem, a desecration of God’s name." The "Good Book?"
A Scroll of the Torah/Pentateuch This seemingly pervasive problem of "desecrating God's name" may lie not necessarily in the apparent corruptability of so many
individual rabbis and other members of the Orthodox Jewish community but within the very scriptures themselves that create such religions, sects and cults.! In this regard, it is clear from biblical traditions and dictates that "chosen people" are to be rewarded by God for their piety by being given the booty of "the nations," i.e., non-Jewish lands. Consider the following scriptures from the Old Testament! part of the Bible, called in Judaism the "Tanakh"—which, as in Christianity, is considered by Orthodox Jews to be "God's Word": For you are a people holy to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth." (Deuteronomy 7:6) When you draw near to a city to fight against it, offer terms of peace to it. And if its answer to you is peace and it opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall do forced labor for you and shall serve you. But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it; and when the LORD your God gives it into your hand you shall put all its males to the sword, but the women and the little ones, the cattle, and everything else in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourseves; and you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given you. Thus you shall do to all the cities which are very far from you, which are not cities of the nations here. But in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save nothing that breathes..." (Deuteronomy 20:10-16) He [the Jew] should not press his fellow [Jew] for payment ...the foreigner [Gentile] you may press for payment."! (Deuteronomy 15: 2-3) You must not make your brother pay interest, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything on which one may claim interest. You may make a foreigner [Gentile] pay interest but your brother [fellow Jew] you must not make pay interest." (Deuteronomy 23: 19-20) Foreigners (Gentiles) shall rebuild your walls, and their kings shall
minister to you ...Your gates shall be open continuously; day and night they shall not be shut; that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, with their kings led in procession. For the nation or kingdom that will not not serve you; shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste...." (Isaiah 60:10-12) You shall suck the milk of nations, you shall suck the breast of kings; and you shall know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob." (Isaiah 60:16) And strangers [Gentiles] shall stand and feed your flocks, strangers shall be your plowmen and vinedressers; but you shall be called the priests of the LORD, men shall speak of you as the ministers of our God; you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their riches you shall glory." (Isaiah 61:5-6) Lest we underestimate the scope and influence of such Jewish writings within their own community, let us consider the experience by a dear friend of mine, now deceased, who was born and raised within the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in New York.! Her father was a rabbi who had survived Auschwitz.! Yet, she—a very lovely, intelligent, kind and generous individual—felt the need to escape from the oppression of her community, which made her shave her head, marry a man she did not love and suffer assorted other indignities and deprivations, including being barred from studying the Jewish text called the Talmud because she was a female. My friend was very aware of this exclusion because she knew how important that book was to her community, as she used to hide behind the door listening to her father teach it to the younger men.
Babylonian Talmud The Talmud—which is not "Holy Writ" in itself but which frequently cites the Tanakh/Old Testament—is one of the mostimportant texts within Orthodox Judaism. Not only did this exhaustive legal text take centuries to compile but it is poredover endlessly by Orthodox Jewish rabbis. Along with the Tanakh, the Talmud is repeatedly consulted for the very minutest details of orthodox
Jewish life. As Jewish apologist Herman Wouk says in This is My God (181): The Talmud is not only an encyclopedia of law but a work of folk art, a hymn to the Lord rising out of many generations of men who spent their lives in the quest for him. This quest for God, the confident search for the holy in every busy detail of life, is its grand single theme. The Talmud recaptures a long golden age of intelligence and insight, and it is to this day the circulating heart's blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs, or ceremonies we observe—whether we are orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or merely spasmodic sentimentalists—we follow the Talmud. It is our common law." Following are some quotes from the Soncino edition of the Talmud: ...R. Hanina also said: He who smites an Israelite on the jaw, is as though he had thus assaulted the Divine Presence; for it is written, one who smiteth man [i.e. an Israelite] attacketh the Holy One. (Sanhedrin 58b) It was taught: R. Judah used to say, A man is bound to say the following three blessings daily: "[Blessed art thou...] who hast not made me a heathen, [non-Jew]" ".... who hast not made me a woman"; and "... who hast not made me a brutish man."... (Menachoth 43b-44a) And he who desires that none of his vows made during the year shall be valid, let him stand at the beginning of the year and declare, ‘Every vow which I may make in the future shall be null.1 [HIS VOWS ARE THEN INVALID,] PROVIDING THAT HE REMEMBERS THIS AT THE TIME OF THE VOW. (Nedarim 23b) These are but a few of the passages in the Talmud that reflect an "anti-goyim" or accountability-shirking attitude. Indeed, within both the Talmud and Tanakh appears a disturbing amount of material that foments xenophobia—the "stranger-fear" so evident from the clannishness of these communities—and apparently fosters corruption in the form of "sucking the milk" and "eating the wealth of the nations." This attitude can also be found in various quotes from Jewish leaders over the centuries, reflecting that this mentality definitely does exist.
The question is why? Is it all blameable as a reaction to perceived "anti-Semitism?" Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Certainly, the Old Testament record of Israelites rampaging through the "Holy Land" and slaughtering non-Jews to steal their booty and virgin girls occurred long before "anti-Semitism" was ever conceived. If people are programmed from birth with these various "religious" texts—some of which are said to be the very "Word of God"—is it any wonder they will behave in this manner? Defenders of such writings claim that these prejudicial parts are"taken out of context" and constitute only a small portion of the massive texts. Regarding this "out of context" quote mining, Wouk (181) also states: In a word, one can say almost anything about this tape recording of the talk of wise men through seven centuries, and then find a passage to support it. The enemies of Judaism in all ages have snipped out the harshest, strangest patches they could find, run them together, and offered the result to the world as the true face of the Jews' mystery book. The same technique could make a preposterous dummy of the New Testament or of the Old, of the works of Plato, Shakespeare, or Dickens, or the utterances of our American presidents." These contentions are somewhat true, in that some of the passages used by Talmud-bashers are certainly taken out of context and paraphrased poorly, and that there is much more to the Talmud. But in light of the "holier-than-thou" attitude frequently developed by the most pious, can we really just ignore the effects that these "relatively few" bigoted writings have upon the human mind, particulary when searching for a source for the corruption of so many leaders of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and when factoring in the numerous scriptures from the Old Testament/Tanakh cited above that clearly dictate megalomania and hegemony? Instead of conditioning children with anachronistic, ethnocentric and prejudicial "scriptures" from ancient times, let us portray and recreate humanity in an more evolved manner. The solution is not
to pit culture against culture, with shrill cries using "hate speech," but to provide less hate speech in the first place in our "holy texts," which need either to be rewritten or to be scrapped entirely in favor of more enlightened creation. ============================================== More Christian stuff=
Scriptures from the New Testament
With Commentary by Acharya S
Christian Enmity and Hatred
Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but with a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's foes will be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy. (Mt.10:34-37) =All this enmity from the "Prince of Peace!" Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! ...But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down. =Ditto. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundred-fold, and inherit eternal life. (Mt. 19:29) =By definition, Jesus is a cult leader - and a very effective one with big enticement. Do you think I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but
rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. (Lk. 12:51-53) Phew! = That's alotta "againsts"! And enemies. If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. (Lk. 14:26) =More cult brainwashing and hatred. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: all this is but the beginning of the sufferings. (Mt. 24:7-8) Setting the stage = why would any "good" and "omnipotent" God cause or allow this to happen? But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who curse you... (Lk. 6:27-8) =Why do you have enemies in the first place? Because of all the enmity and hatred.
I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. (Mt. 12:36-37) =We can kill someone, as long as we speak properly. You are my friends if you do what I command you. (Jn. 15:14) =Yeah, that's what I tell all my friends too. Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For
rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of him who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For the same reason you also pay taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due. (Romans 13:1-7) =Gee, I wonder who wrote these passages? Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.... Fear God. Honor the emperor. (1 Pet. 2:17) =There's the answer. Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for any honest work ...(Titus 3:1) How convenient for the rulers! Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. (Hebrews 13:17) =Truly Christianity is a religion created by rabblerousers! Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. (Mt. 22:21) =Now, in whose interest would it be for "Jesus" to exhort people to give all their money to the emperor? Love does not insist on its own way ...(1 Cor. 13:5) =So why do Christians?
Christian Bigotry, Racism and Murderous Intent
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? Go judge those outside. "Drive out the wicked person from among you." (1 Cor. 5:12-13) The Watchtower of the Jehovah's Witnesses says of this passage:
"Today, the Bible-based practice of disfellowshipping unrepentant wrongdoers has served to keep our worship clean and pure." Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. (Mt. 7:1-2) =Just a tad schizophrenic with the above - and the day of judgment. You brood of vipers! how can you speak good, when you are evil? (Mt. 12:34) =And Jesus spends half of the time judging people. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! .... You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell! (Mt. 23:29-33) And on it goes. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. (Jn. 8:44) =Jesus is a self-hating Jew. ...a Canaanite woman ...came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon. But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." A woman of a different ethnicity approaches the Savior with a sick daughter, and he ignores her and then calls her a dog! And only the house of Israel is to be saved. It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and of a kind that is not found even among pagans; for a man is living with his father's wife.... Let him who has done this be removed from among you.... with the power of Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan, for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. (1 Cor. 5:1-5) =In other words, it's best to murder him in order to "save" him. For there are many insubordinate men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially the circumcision party; they must be silenced ...(Titus 1:10-
11) =In other words, the Jews. ...Zion ...But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people ...(1 Pet. 2:6-9) =Just a tad schizophrenic with the above.
Christian Psycho-Sexual Pathology and Foolishness
But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Mt.5:27) =Is it any wonder that they're so uptight? Attraction and flirting are sins! But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Mt. 5:39) Throw out the wicked one from among you, but do not resist him? And not only a pacifist but a masochist. Woe to the world for temptation! ...And if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life maimed or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire. (Mt. 17:7-9) =We don't see a lot of self-mutilated one-eyed or one-handed Christians wandering about. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it. (Mt. 19:12) =And castrated! Perhaps most are. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. (1 Cor. 6:15) =No wonder, with all these rules and regulations. ...God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. (1 Cor. 1:27) God would rather have a weak, foolish world. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to
mourning and your joy to dejection. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you. (James 4:9-10) =Reflecting a masochistic, bootlicking life. Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. (Lk. 6:20) The fact is that poverty is hell. Why doesn't the omnipotent God snap his fingers and get rid of poverty? =This comment is exactly what one would expect from the rich people in power. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on.... Sell your possessions, and give alms. (Lk. 12:22-33) Can you imagine living like that in this world? Christians should be running around half-starved and naked, giving all their money away. One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor ...(Lk. 18:22) =And now for another commercial break: don't expect the rich rulers to take care of the poor - you do it! And then you'll be poor, so someone else will have to sell their possessions and give their money to you! Is this a pyramid scheme? For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. (Jn. 3:8) =With what money? And how come His Omnipotence doesn't just multiply the loaves and fishes? He needs a bigger audience? ...but whoever denies me before men, I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven. (Mt. 10:33) =What a whiner! Go tell your Daddy! And every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven ...(Lk. 12:10) =Get it straight - which is it? Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood
abides in me, and I in him.... (Jn. 6:53-53) =Isn't it nice we can get so cozy through cannibalism? The end of all things is at hand ...(1 Pet. 4:7) =That was 2,000 years ago ...snore.
Christian Sexism and Slavery
It is well for a man not to touch a woman. But because of the temptation to immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 1 Cor. 7:1-2 =Touching women is immoral. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of every woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.... any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head ...For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair ...For a man ought not to cover his head; since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. (For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.) 1 Cor. 11:2-10 =The idiotic and sexist story of Adam and Eve turns science on its head by making the man the creator of human life, rather than the woman. Man is woman's God. Wives, be submissive to your husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. (Eph. 5:21-24) =Again, the man is basically equivalent with God. ...the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. (1 Cor. 14:34-35) =It is shameful for a woman to BE in church in the first place.
Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or have authority over men; she is to keep silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty. (1 Tim. 11:15) =Yes, shut up and stay pregnant. Very advanced. Wives, be subject to your husband, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord. (Col. 3:1822) =Sure, women, children and slaves - put up with your indentured status, for men's sakes. ....and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited.... Bid slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect ...(Titus 2:4-9) =It doesn't discredit the word of God that women and children are to be slaves and servants of men? No one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste ...Rev. 14:3-4 =So the 144,000 are all men? And women are defiling. A gay heaven? Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as to Christ ...(Eph. 6:5) In other words, be happy about your wretched state - and fearful! Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be defamed. (1 Tim. 6)
=Slavery itself doesn't defame God's name? Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to the kind and gentle but to the overbearing. For one is approved if, mindful of God, he endures pain while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and are beaten for it you take it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you take it patiently, you have God's approval. 1 Pet. 2:18-20 =So, if God is "good" and is in charge of everything, why does anyone suffer unjustly? Unless God is a sadist, and we are meant to be masochists.
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