Where and What is hell?
'Hell' as an invention of the church
Hell is a LIE
Hell is a lie part 2
A work by Bill Donahue of HIDDEN MEANINGS
I honestly believe that the doctrine of hell was born in the glittering eyes of snakes that run in frightful coils watching for their prey. I believe it was born with the yelping, howling, growling and snarling of wild beasts... I despise it with every drop of my blood."
Robert Ingersoll "The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child" 1877
Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian , the mechanics German , the lovers French , and it is all organized by the Swiss.
Hell is where the police are German , the chefs British , the mechanics French , the lovers Swiss and its all organized by the Italians.
Carl Jung said:
The principle product of religion is guilt and despair. Despair over this life, despair over our desires, despair over our actions, as we dwell on the despair, we drive ourselves onto repression in an effort to control our own thoughts and desires. This repression leads to depression which fosters disease.
Mainstream religion will never admit how true Mr. Jungs statement is, yet it's true.
People spend their lives trying not to let peole know where there going, what their doing, everybody hiding out from everybody else.
Mr. Jungs comments are not about the bible, there not about god, there not about reality, there about religion.
Which is a structure built upon the need to control the beliefs of others, and that's the problem.
In a group or organization that mandates that you think the way that they do, and if you don't, you have to subvert the way you think.
These controllers, as I would call them, they set up living standards, based upon the way that they interpret writings that are thousands of years old, that contain legends, traditions and mythology, yet are not necessarily true in any real sense of the imagination.
They take these things and say this is what it means, and you MUST believe it. They drive into the minds of their members the fear, that if they don't obey their instructions, they will fall into a fiery pit of hell, dominated by demons chasing you with pitchforks.
It's extremely destructive to the human mind, people have to live under such fear and guilt, and that's what happens, and it's not just Christianity, it's Jewish, Muslim and every major religion.
Everybody is afraid to do something because of fear, or else they lash out and kill others, because of their own fear instilled in them by religion, they are afraid they offend the group.
So they show up on Sunday and play their part, even put a suit and a tie on, how do you do pastor, I'm fine, how are you, I'm fine blah blah blah, and then they can't wait to get out of there, how long is this gonna go on?
All one has to do to evaluate religion, is go back to the dark ages of Europe, what happened at that time is what the Christian right would like to see happen today, and that is that Christianity became the govt.
The only time that Christianity became the govt, it's labeled the DARK ages.
Intellectuals and scientists were either killed, banned or out on the rack, Galileo and Copernicus came under house arrest, Bruno was burned at the stake for his scientific discoveries, they became a threat to religion because they told the truth about nature.
People were tortured to death during the inquisition, and women who were spiritual were labeled witches and were tortured, hung and burned.
That's what happens when religion becomes the govt, it was a horrible time, but it laid the foundation as to religion survives, by, as Carl Jung said, causing people to live in fear, in the dark ages they lived in fear of the religious govt.
And it still exists in many parts of the world today, it is starting to rise up, even in the U.S.
But mainly the religions mainly control their followers by what?
One word, there's one word that stands out, and you know you even use it, you tell people to go there, and it's called...........
It scares you, it really does, and the concept is, if you don't be good, and if you don't behave the way we say, that's where you're gonna go.
Right out of the dark ages, but ya know what, it still works today.
Roosevelt said: we have nothing to fear, but fear itself, and that's exactly what Carl Jung was saying, but that's what religion is all about, you mustn't live in constant love, not in relaxation, not in tune with nature, not in communication with others, having fun and laughing, enjoying yourself, you can't do that.
And all of this nonsense comes from a total misrepresentation of the bible, believing that it is a LITERAL book, when in fact it is not a LITERAL book at all, but Greek mythology.
If people understood the bible, and really read it, you know what they would find about about hell, that it's not any place you go after you die, it's a place you go when you're alive and kicking.
And many of you live there all the time.
Lets look at a few scriptures.
Proverbs 15:24, the way of life is ABOVE to the WISE, that he may depart from hell beneath.
Can you imagine that, you can escape hell according to the bible.
That's because it's a state of consciousness, it's referring to the higher mind ABOVE, overcoming the emotional body, described as below. The higher mind, the higher thoughts free us from the fear of the lower nature.
You've always been taught that when you go to hell, they chase you with pitchforks, bit that's not what the bible says, they made that up to scare people.
28 samuel 22:6 The sorrows of hell surround me.
This guy is alive, see!!
Do you see that, this guy is saying that the sorrows of hell surround him, and he's obviously alive, and not dead, do you see that it's not any place you go when you die physically.
In other words aye yai eye already, what's going on, I don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out.
Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy towards me; you took my soul from the lowest hell.
Do you see?
He's alive, and yet his soul was in hell.
You can think of tragedies that people have experienced, think of the people in Iraq and the living hell that we have created for them.
Jonah 2:2.1 I cried to the lord because of my trouble, and he heard me, out of the belly of hell I cried, and you heard my voice.
So! do you see what I'm saying these are all biblical scriptures, and as you can see that you are taught that people go to hell when they die, and it's not true.
It's a place that you occupy while you're alive, and many of you have experienced this psychological place called hell, and you know it exists right here on this planet.
But you can leave there, Proverbs 15:24, the way of life is ABOVE to the WISE, that he may depart from hell beneath.
Which means that when you dwell in your meditation, you're taken into the higher realms of the mind, you then depart from the hell of the lower material mind.
So hell is a concept of the mind, as all things are a concept of the mind, the concepts of the mind that create material things in the physical reality, as you are reading this you are sitting in a chair, and at one time that chair was just an idea is somebodies mind, it didn't even exist in the physical form, and then he drew a picture in his mind and there it is.
Everything is created out of the mind and that includes heaven and hell.
Look at the thoughts of the people that flew planes into the world trade center, they created hell.
Look at the thoughts of all the men of this planet that have used their lower minds to create a living hell for some country or tribe somewhere on this planet.
The mind creates these conditions, plane and simple.
I think, therefore I create hell, I think therefore I create heaven, it all depends upon yours and theirs thinking, what is the nature of the thoughts in yours or their minds?
So what does it mean?
Our kindness can bring heaven, or our violence and cruel thinking can bring hell. It's a simply a construct of the MIND.
But where did the concept and the word hell come from, what are it's origins?
The answer will surprise you!!!!
HEL: Goddess of the Inglorious Dead and Queen of HELHEIM, the Norse Underworld
Having been banished to the Underworld by order of ODIN merely for being the ugly evil daughter of LOKI she made the place her own and became HEL of the HELHEIM Hell Hall. Which tends to become hellishly confusing.
Yes, her name gives us the word 'Hell', but her domain is almost the complete opposite of SATAN's abode: it's cold, damp, and populated by the kind of apathetic souls most devils would hardly feel worth the trouble of roasting. In fact most souls go to HELHEIM because they've spent their lives sitting on their asses instead of killing, pillaging and then singing rude songs about it.
It's a melancholy and depressing place filled with gloomy pessimistic spirits. Which is why HEL is also Goddess of the Blues. Half her body is blue and the words associated with her say it all: dank, clouds, hunger, tardy feet, splendid misery...
Plus authoress of 'Nine Ways Out Of This World' and singer of jazz classic 'Oh Baby, Trouble in Mind' on the Doom and Gloom label, also known as 'What the Hel we gonna do now?'
Hel was a goddess (or a monster), a daughter of Loki and Angrboda, who ruled over Niflheim, which was the land of the dead. There were different opinions of whether she was alive or dead. Ull, in his role as god of winter, was supposed to spend a few months each year as Hel's lover. Hel and her ghostly army were going to support the other gods at Ragnarok, after which her domain would go out in flames.
Another image of hel
(Queen of Hel, the Norse underworld.)
What you have to understand is the meaning of the word underworld, which doesn't mean beneath the earth, or any such nonsense, it is actually beneath your heart chakra, the tan tien or hara, the solar plexus, this is where HEL is, and she's waiting all the tome, to unleash her fire.
Remember the word Hel or Hell is an english word, it's a translation from the original greek Septuagint, here's the amazing part, in the entire bible, both thh old testament and the new, the word hell doesn't exist, it's not in there.
What is in there is a word (hell) that the english translators translated out of the Greek into Hebrew.
In other words the word hell was concocted by english translators.
There are only two words in the bible that reference the lower mind.
Sheol, which is Hebrew and Gahnna which is Greek
Those are the two words. You can translate them anyway you want, once you find out what they mean, but the translators of the King james bible translated them to mean hell.
Lets take a look at this word sheol, in hebrew is the "abode of the dead", "the underworld" "the common grave of humankind", "a common destination of birth the righteous and unrighteous dead"
as recounted in Ecliastes and Job.
"Sheol; Sometimes compared to hades" "the gloomy, twilight afterlife of greek mythology"
"The word hades was in fact substituted for the word sheol"
"When the Hebrew scriptures were translated into Greek (the Septuagint) , "the new testament (written in greek) also uses "hades" to refer to the abode of the dead.
It's not the literal dead these things refer to, but the living dead.
So how did that evolve to a firey hell with demons chasing you with pitchforks and all that stuff?
AS you can see Sheol has nothing to do with the word hell, that we english people made up.
Note that is is a common destination for both good people and bad people.
Now lets look at the Greek wor Gahenna.
"from greek geenna, and from hebrew ge- hinnom
literally hinnom that's where the word ge or ga-henna came from.
The valley of hinnom a place or state of misery, (2) hell.
That's from the dictionary.
Ther'e a literal valley in Israel called hinnom and amazing thing that you now learn is that is where the word hell actually came from.
I'm going to show you how the Jews scared the pants off people with the hidden meaning of the word valley of hinnom.
I'm going to show you how hinno turned into gehenna, and this turned into a place a of fire and demons and pitchforks and all that jazz.
Ge-henna is derived from the valley of hinnom, and get this, this valley is ouside the south wall of ancient Jerusalem.
HINNOM was the burning garbage dump, near Jerusalem, known as the (Hinnom gulch).
Now all that you have read is absolutely true, so help me god.
Hinnom is the garbage dump where they burn the garbage, and has been the garbage dump since ancient time.
So in other woeds the church decided, these peole are garbage and there gonna go to hell, which is the garbage dump outside Jerusalem.
it's like taking your garbage to your nearset dump, it's has the same meaning.
But that's what hell is, it's a friggin gaebage dump outside of jerusalem, and it's always smoking, there's always garbage being burned there.
The word hell has it's roots in the word hinnom, which is a garbage dump outside if Jerusalm where they burn the garbage.
Now that word (hell) that religion has used to scare the hell out of people, for hundreds and hundreds of years is goddamn garbage dump, where the garbage was burned.
Now for the first time, you have never seen an actual picture of hell before, but now here it is.............
This is not a joke.
Your religion at work, you have been duped into thinking that hell was a place beneath the earth, when in fact it is outside of Jerusalem.
valley of hinnom hell. if you don't believe me, google the words
"valley of hinnom hell" or dump
Although the Greek word Gehenna is translated "hell" in this and other passages (Matt. 23:33, Mark 9:43, etc.), its literal meaning is valley of Hinnom (Strong's Concordance Number #G1067).
The valley of Hinnom is a deep, narrow ravine on the south end of Jerusalem. Anciently, it was in this valley that idolatrous Israelites worshipped the pagan gods Moloch and Baal through the abominable sacrificial practice of burning their own children alive (known as "passing through the fire". See 2Kings 16:3, 23:10; 2Chr. 28:3, Jeremiah 7:31).
After the return of the Jews from captivity, the valley was held in such abhorrence that it was made the place to throw all the dead carcasses and filth of the city, and was frequently the place of public executions.
The valley, therefore, became extremely offensive; the sight was terrific; the air polluted with the foul smell of putrefying animal and human flesh; and to preserve it in any manner pure, it was necessary to keep fires continually burning there (also known as using unquenched or unquenchable fire).
Jesus used the well-known fires in the valley of Hinnom as an analogy of the fire ("lake of fire") to be used by God to kill forever (the punishment of the incorrigibly wicked is eternal death, not eternal torture) those who refuse to repent of hatred, anger and other sins.
Some commentaries have suggested that Judas, after he betrayed Jesus, used a tree near a precipice over the valley of Hinnom from which to hang himself.
Scriptural References: Matthew 5 (KJV Bible)
A photo of hell since the Jews cleaned it up.
2 Chronicles 28:1-3 (NIV) Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD. 2 He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and also made cast idols for worshiping the Baals.
3 He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and sacrificed his sons in the fire, following the detestable ways of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
2 Chronicles 33:1-6 (NIV) Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. 2 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. 4 He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever."
5 In both courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts. 6 He sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
Jeremiah 32:32-35 (NIV) The people of Israel and Judah have provoked me by all the evil they have done--they, their kings and officials, their priests and prophets, the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem. 33 They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.
34 They set up their abominable idols in the house that bears my Name and defiled it. 35 They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech, though I never commanded, nor did it enter my mind, that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.
2 Kings 23:8-10 (NIV) Josiah brought all the priests from the towns of Judah and desecrated the high places, from Geba to Beersheba, where the priests had burned incense. He broke down the shrines at the gates at the entrance to the Gate of Joshua, the city governor, which is on the left of the city gate.
9 Although the priests of the high places did not serve at the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, they ate unleavened bread with their fellow priests. 10 He desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire to Molech.
Jeremiah 7:31-32 (NIV) They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind. 32 So beware, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when people will no longer call it Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter, for they will bury the dead in Topheth until there is no more room.
Job 7:9 (NIV) As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to the grave does not return.
Job 24:19 (NIV) As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned.
Job 26:5-6 (NIV) "The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them. 6 Death is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
Psalms 6:5 (NIV) No one remembers you when he is dead. Who praises you from the grave ?
Psalms 11:5-6 (NIV) The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates. 6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
Psalms 30:9 (NIV) "What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
Psalms 49:14 (NIV) Like sheep they are destined for the grave, and death will feed on them. The upright will rule over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.
Proverbs 5:1-5 (NIV) My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. 3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.
Proverbs 7:27 (NIV) Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.
Proverbs 15:24 (NIV) The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
Proverbs 21:16 (NIV) A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
Proverbs 23:13-14 (NIV) Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. 14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.
Isaiah 5:14 (NIV) Therefore the grave enlarges its appetite and opens its mouth without limit; into it will descend their nobles and masses with all their brawlers and revelers.
Isaiah 14:9-11 (NIV) The grave below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones all the houses who were kings over the nations.
10 They will all respond, they will say to you, "You also have become weak, as we are; you have become like us." 11 All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps; maggots are spread out beneath you and worms cover you.
Isaiah 28:15 (NIV) You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death, with the grave we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place."
Isaiah 28:18 (NIV) Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand. When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it.
Isaiah 30:33 (NIV) Topheth has long been prepared; it has been made ready for the king. Its fire pit has been made deep and wide, with an abundance of fire and wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of burning sulfur, sets it ablaze.
Isaiah 33:14 (NIV) The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: "Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?"
Isaiah 38:10 (NIV) I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"
Ezekiel 32:21-23 (NIV) From within the grave the mighty leaders will say of Egypt and her allies, 'They have come down and they lie with the uncircumcised, with those killed by the sword.' 22 "Assyria is there with her whole army; she is surrounded by the graves of all her slain, all who have fallen by the sword.
23 Their graves are in the depths of the pit and her army lies around her grave. All who had spread terror in the land of the living are slain, fallen by the sword.
Ezekiel 32:26-27 (NIV) "Meshech and Tubal are there, with all their hordes around their graves. All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword because they spread their terror in the land of the living.
27 Do they not lie with the other uncircumcised warriors who have fallen, who went down to the grave with their weapons of war, whose swords were placed under their heads? The punishment for their sins rested on their bones, though the terror of these warriors had stalked through the land of the living.
Matthew 3:10-12 (NIV) The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Matthew 5:21-22 (NIV) "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.
Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, ' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.
Matthew 5:27-30 (NIV) "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away.
It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
Matthew 8:11-12 (NIV) I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 13:30 (NIV) Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'"
Matthew 13:38-42 (NIV) The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.
The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:49-50 (NIV) This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 18:8-9 (NIV) If your hand or your foot causes you to sin cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.
Matthew 22:12-13 (NIV) 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. "Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
Matthew 23:33 (NIV) "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?
Matthew 25:28-30 (NIV) "'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
Matthew 25:41-46 (NIV) "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' "He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
Mark 9:43-48 (NIV) If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where "'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'
Luke 3:17 (NIV) His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Luke 8:30-31 (NIV) Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.
Luke 16:19-31 (NIV) "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side.
The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'
25 "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.' 27 "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
29 "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.' 30 "'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' 31 "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"
Luke 19:27 (NIV) But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them bring them here and kill them in front of me.'"
2 Thessalonians 1:7b-9 (NIV) This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power
Hebrews 10:26-27 (NIV) If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.
James 3:6 (NIV) The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell
2 Peter 2:4-10 (NIV) For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6 if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men 8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) 9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. 10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
Jude 1:6-7 (NIV) And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home--these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. 7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
Revelation 6:8 (NIV) I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Revelation 9:1-6 (NIV) The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. 2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.
3 And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 They were not given power to kill them,
but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Revelation 9:11 (NIV) They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.
Revelation 11:7 (NIV) Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.
Revelation 14:9-11 (NIV) A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, 10 he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
11 And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name."
Revelation 17:8 (NIV) The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.
Revelation 19:20 (NIV) But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
Revelation 20:1-3 (NIV) And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
Revelation 20:10 (NIV) And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
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After the end of the Seven Thousand Years of Measured Time, there will be the Great White Throne Judgment of God.
Daniel 7:9-10 (NIV) "As I looked, "thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.
Revelation 20:11-15 (NIV) Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life.
The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:8 (NIV) But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
At the Great White Throne Judgment, when sinners come into the presence of Almighty God, they will not resist, or go "kicking and screaming" into Hell.
After coming into the presence of Almighty God, sinners will instantly fully comprehend their own sinful wickedness, and will be completely, totally humiliated and ashamed of themselves. They will feel and know complete humiliation when they come into God's presence.
Consider the humiliation of committing an embarrassing act in front of a large crowd of people that are important to you. Consider the shame of being caught in something dishonorable by your mother, or your children.
Multiply that shame and humiliation to infinity by being found sinful in the presence of the Perfect and Loving Almighty God; after God had provided at a very expensive cost to Himself, and at no cost to you, a way whereby you did not have to be sinful. Because of their shame and humiliation, sinners will not desire nor be able to bring themselves to look at God.
Heb 12:14 (NIV) Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Sinners will involuntarily fall on their knees with their faces to the ground.
Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV) Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Sinners will then be delighted to flee from God's presence. The only place that sinners will be able to flee is Hell. Sinners will run from the face of God Almighty. Because of their sinful condition, they will gladly go anywhere that they can in order to hide from the face of God. Hell will be a relief for those who have come into the presence of God while in a sinful condition.
Man hiding from God because of man's sinful condition was spoken of from Genesis to Revelation.
Genesis 3:6-10 (NIV) When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?" 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."
Revelation 6:15-17 (NIV) Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"
One of the horrors of Hell that you will know for eternity is complete shame and humiliation. You will be forced to exist eternally with the knowledge that you are a complete and utter fool; FOREVER.
The REAL Hell:
Hinnom Valley - Jerusalem
The word hell came from the norse god hel of the norse underworld.
Now you know the truth. makes you glad huh!
It looks like hell, doesn't it
The HINNOM valley, we have been duped agin by the jews.
Your taste and smell senses are closely associated, so you will smell and taste the smoke of burning sulfur, and human flesh. Human flesh has a smell different from all other smells. At the Nazi death camps, the Nazi's sometimes structured their slaughter contingent on the direction of the wind, attempting to drive the smell of the burning flesh towards less populated areas. Some of the burning flesh will be your own.
You will feel the eternal burning of fire, and worms will crawl all over your skin, but the worms die not.
You will hear the screams of the eternally lost, the screams of the devil, the screams of demons, the screams of the tormented, your own screams, the screams of your loved ones, but they will not love you, there will be no love there. They will hate you. You will not have a single friend, as you will be awash alone with your god - who is you, in a sea of hatred-filled demonic and human spirits.
You will see the heinous awesome, awfulness of hell, and all that's going on; and all that are in it, all those you know who didn't make Heaven, and cruel, grasping, snarling demons, through eyes that are tearing from the dense smoke of burning sulfur and burning human flesh. Human imagination cannot scratch the surface of the horror of hell. You will be in complete and utter torment.
"Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
You have been on religious scare tactics your whole life.
Christs three days in hell
In the original Greek Septuagint, there was no word hell. There was Sheol, and Ganesh
These words translate into underworld, meaning the mind being controlled by the lower ego mind.
The king James translators wanted to emphasize the concept further by adding the word hell.
But where did this word actually come from?
In the Norse mythology there was a terrible goddess, the goddess of the underworld, she was profoundly ugly, and had a skeleton for a body and her face was green.
And her name is HEL, and you can google it and see for yourself.
The bible transcribers borrowed the mythology of this god HEL, and added one more L to the ending, and Hell was born.
And religion has been scaring the hell out of you for thousands of years with the fear of hell.
There's nothing to fear, accept fear itself!
Actually And the lowest rung of the ladder in hell is reserved for them, that believe that if they don't believe in hell, they will go to hell.
When it simply means, a place or state of consciousness, where one has arrived at, by living off of the emotions.
You are either living this in heaven or in hell, and it all depends upon your constitution.
If you are unemployed, and you have an abscessed tooth, and you don' t have any insurance, and you are about to lose your home, and your spouse left you high and dry, and your bank account is empty, and your half a car went south on you, and you came down with a nasty case of tinnitus, in short you don't have a pot to piss in, or a window to throw it out.
then you just might be living in hell.
Who needs another hell beneath the earth, with demons running around with pitchforks chasing you, when you have already been to depths of hell, right here on the surface of this planet.
Sometimes you feel like you are living in hell, and sometimes you feel as though you are in heaven, it's all just a state of being, and nothing more than that.
These two real principles, this body and soul, are apart from each other, tho either one can't exist without the other, this eternal bound, that dependence that they have on each other.
One is Hell, the other is heaven.
One is Egypt, the other is the new Jerusalem. One is Cain, the other is Abel etc, etc. Yin and yang.
The bottomless pit, is the abdomen area, or solar plexus, where your main organs are, this is EGYPT. FORTY
Christ's rod (His spine) [Rev 12:5] shall and will devour all the serpents and lying wonders of the spiritual Egypt and Sodom [Rev 11:8], yea, and all the serpents that be in all nations; for all nations are to be ruled by it.
And the moment you reject life you start looking for some other life and you become worried about whether it is going to be better than this life or not. It may be worse.
That's what hell is: the fear of a worse life than this. And that is nirvana: the greed for a better life than this.
But there is no other life; there is no hell, no heaven.
Only fools are interested in such things. Jagdit Singh
What Indian scriptures say about hell is nothing but talk about America! If right now you dig a hole wherever you are sitting here and go on digging you will reach to America, because the earth is round. But the Americans also think in the same geographical way, that hell is below.
If they look into the hole, you will be in hell. You will think they are in hell and they will think you are in hell. And only my sannyasins will Laugh at the whole affair. Who is above and who is below?
These heaven/hell concepts have nothing to do with geography or space, and they don't have anything to do with time either.
So it is not a question of tomorrows, not a question of something after death.
It is a question of understanding, it is a question of meditation, it is question of becoming utterly silent, here-now. There is no other space than the here and no other time than the now. These two words contain the whole existence: "now", "here".
If they look into the hole, you will be in hell. You will think they are in hell and they will think you are in hell. And only my sannyasins will Laugh at the whole affair. Who is above and who is below?
There you have it!
SYMBOLISM, no need to be scared of that old demon running around with a pitchfork, we will lay that bogie to rest already!
When in a moment of high dudgeon, exasperation or exhausted patience at someone’s despicable conduct we cavalierly consign his immortal soul to Dante’s Inferno, we should be told that our mode of redress is silly and ridiculous beyond measure, since both he and we are already in that dark and gloomy underworld of theology.
There is no sense in urging a fellow mortal to go to a place when he is already there. The present writer could, with full legal equity, claim an international copyright on the idea, now to be proclaimed for the first time authoritatively, that in plain cold fact, devastating to the canons of theology, but nevertheless irrefutable, that no one can go from this earth to hell, or ever will go there.
This declaration is not thrown out in either scurrility or buffoonery. It is meant to be asserted as literal truth, and, as will be shown, is demonstrated as true by the simplest and most inexpugnable logic. One can not go to a place where one already is. One has to be elsewhere to go to a given place.
And this fact and this logic can now bring to this world release and relief from the most frightful of its theological nightmares over the centuries by shattering forever the baneful religious superstition that a human soul can go to hell.
Because, as better scholarship now clarifies it, all the souls now inhabiting physical bodies on this earth are already in hell.
It can now be heralded to the four quarters of the world that this earth is the only hell ever contemplated in the minds of the sage writers of the ancient sacred Scriptures of the world, and therefore hell is not to be found or located anywhere else.
For better or worse, for good or ill, we are all right now in hell; and it is only a matter of our education, our understanding, our culture or our self-discipline whether we are enjoying what can legitimately and not too irreverently be called a hell of a fine time or making a devil of a bad go at it.
As God the Father never designed that his children should fall into a region where pain and misery are suffered gratuitously or out of relation to purposed beneficence, it has to be presumed that our sojourn in this hell has been contrived in cosmic counsels to bring us joy and eventual bliss. For all religions in their highest and sanest presentments consistently affirm that felicity is to crown earth life.
Hell has been loaded with opprobrium and infamy only because we have been misled to believe it is some other place far worse than this world.
It is now possible, with all good grace, for us to extend to all our fellow inmates in this limbo of a false theology the wish and hope that they are enjoying some felicity without having to wait for transferal to the celestial Paradise.
With metaphor shifted a bit to match another Biblical symbolism, we may heartily wish each other a "whale" of a good time in Hades, since in the Jonah and other "fish-stories" that one finds in ancient sacred lore, it was in the belly of the whale that Jonah (the divine element in man’s nature) spent his three days and nights in hell.
For he exclaims: "Out of the belly of Hades have I cried unto thee, O God." Holy Scripture does not inform us whether he enjoyed his unique voyage across the sea of life in this extraordinary mode of transportation, but at any rate it landed him safely and perhaps triumphantly on "that farther shore."
On a naïve and somewhat superficial view it may be considered unfortunate that instead of a "whale" of a glamorous time in this belly of Hades, millions have had or are still having a "wail" of a deuced bad time.
But, as all experience undergone by the souls of God’s children in any sphere may legitimately be considered educative, being in the nature of strains and stresses calculated to lead all lives upward to enhanced happiness in a progressive evolution, the lament over our enforced session at the wailing wall of this life on earth can be happily mollified by amended philosophical considerations.
It seems now and forever incredible that the whole grandiose structure of the wondrous ancient arcane science of the soul, the unified physical and spiritual evolution of man to grades of higher consciousness, has been wrecked for any sane comprehension by a thing seemingly so minor and inconsequential as the misconception of the use of symbolic imagery and the play of poetic fancy in analogical depiction of truth.
Yet, categorically and bluntly stated, such has been the case in the greatest miscarriage, defeat and debacle of human intelligence in the field of religious philosophy in all the ages.
The place or region in which theological ineptitude located the two states of conscious being, happiness and misery, universally presumed the one or the other, to follow this life on earth, has been psychologically determinative of the mental health, or conversely, of the insanity and hypnotic hallucination of millions of earth’s inhabitants over the ages.
This essay is conceived in the spirit and with the motive of awakening the slumbering mind of the Occidental world to the sobering realization that its dominating Christian religion has almost from the moment of its inception nearly twenty centuries ago located its predicated heaven and hell in a time and in a world both completely amiss from their proper locale and proper period.
It can now be proclaimed as an incontrovertible fact that this religion of the West, so presumptuously vaunting itself as superior to all others, has perpetrated the crassest asininity of all religious history in both mistiming and misplacing the hell, or dark underworld of its Scriptures and its theology in a totally different world from the one which the knowing authors of the world’s sacred scripts intended to be understood.
In fact its theologians and interpreters have ridiculously mislocated their hell! They have thrust it from that area of life to which it was meant to appertain in the esoteric formulations of ancient religious literature clear over into another world, a limbo concocted by the lurid theological imagination out of the elements of misinterpreted Biblical representation.
Missing entirely the real world to which the hell experience of souls rightly appertained, they have fantastically fabricated an utterly spurious hell for which their Scriptures, when read with full comprehension of their deeper meaning, offer not a line of warrant.
This incredible blunder came in consequence of the entanglement of several threads of meaning flowing forth from the misinterpretation of one single term of symbolic reference and import in that language of recondite semanticism in which all those revered texts of Holy Writ were indited.
(The loss of knowledge of this form and method of ancient Biblical writing was the initial cause of the total gross misinterpretation of the Scriptures.)
The continued mistaking of the pristine purport of the spiritual allegories plunged the exegetists into the fatal error of misplacing in part the heaven, and wholly the hell experience.
And this was primarily due to their failure to retain, or to apprehend at any time, the cryptic connotation of that single word of key significance in the symbolic lexicon of antiquity.
That word now looms up in the recovered science of arcane wisdom as the most strategically important in the entire dictionary of theology. It is the word "death", with its correlative terms "to die" and "the dead".
The initiated ancient Egyptian hierophants, the learned Hebrew tanaim and later the Church’s own Alexandrian Fathers, notably Clement and Origen, and above all Philo, the Jewish philosopher of the first Christian century, all declared that underneath the literal surface meaning of the Scriptures astute intelligence could discern a far more subtle significance, hidden by allegorical cleverness under terms of common usage.
As physical and material things must at any rate be used to adumbrate all spiritual conceptions and verities, the veiled language of symbolism employed objects and phenomena to pictorialize their abstract and recondite mysteries of the spirit.
So it was that the sage authors of sacred books used the term and concept of physical death, the demise or decease of bodily life, as at once both the cover and the revelation of another death, not of body, but of soul, which was the cardinal principle of understanding in their sacred "science of the soul".
Pledged on penalty of death in their Mystery Associations not to betray the secrets of their esoteric knowledge, their veiling of true sense under an outer physical fact was in this case most crafty, for the very paradoxical reason that they here attributed death to that one element or component of man’s constitution which can never suffer death, the soul.
Bodies die, but souls do not. Upon separation of soul and body, so the Scriptures tell us, bodies return to dust, but souls return to God who gave them.
YOU SEE, how religion has lied to you?
"The kingdom of god is inside you and all around you, not in mansions made of wood and stone Cleave a (piece of) wood: I am there. Raise up the stone, and ye shall find me there. "
Gospel of Thomas
To transcend thinking and to allow the unfoldment of the higher consciousness, one must go into meditation and shutdwown all thoughts.
0 tps (thoughts per second).
That's the spot.
Heaven bound, or hell bound, it's all just a matter of mind and conditions.
This is the key!!!
” In the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, Jesus states, "The Kingship of Heaven is within you and without you, and any man who knows himself shall find it." This instruction and others by Jesus seem quite explicit – Heaven is not a "place" that man's "soul" travels to after death, nor is it a realm to which only a few are granted entrance after a favorable judgment. The Kingship of Heaven can be accessed IMMINENTLY, and all anyone need do to find it is "know himself."
The struggle between higher and lower self or what some call God and the Devil causes growth, until finally the negativity or the destructive elements are completely overcome.
Humans are educated at a higher level by spirit beings who bring us into heaven. We grow and increase, and grow and increase, and shed the concerns, desires, and base animal stuff that we have been fighting much of our life.
Earthly appetites melt away. It is no longer a struggle to fight them. We become who we truly are, which is part of the divine. Just knowing the bad mistakes you made through your carelessness or your selfishness is a hell. You don't need a devil prodding you with a fork. Believe me, your own anguished mind is a prod that is more hurtful than any prodding with a devil's fork.
I met a man over here who said that he would gladly exchange good old Dante's Inferno for the mental anguish he was experiencing over guilt feelings from wrong actions he had taken on Earth in certain business matters.
In Dante's Inferno he would be able to complain that the devil was doing this to him, whereas now he had no devil to complain of because the devil was himself. Whether there is a negative personal being who can be called the devil I cannot say.
I have not seen anyone personified as the devil. There certainly is an evil force which builds up from the negative aspects of life and has a tremendous influence. Thought forms which are evil certainly play a part, but I don't think they are the whole answer. (Margarett Tweddell)
Hell is a psychological condition which corresponds to the suffering we experience on earth when we allow ourselves to be driven by the blind greed of our own egos. There are no "devils" here to inflict punishments, since in the state of hell, each person acts out their own malice by tormenting others. (Emanuel Swedenborg)
Edgar Cayce revealed that the greatest enemy we will ever have to face is self. Cayce interpreted the Book of Revelation to be the story of humanity overcoming the enemy within.
In Revelation, Babylon is symbolic of our selfish desires that cause us to war against ourselves and others. Armageddon is a battle between the beast nature of our animalistic lower self and the lamb - the divine nature of our Higher Self.
Once the lower self is overcome by the higher self, the devil (self-will) is cast into the Abyss (the divine will suppressing the self-will). The result of this is the Kingdom of heaven (the rule of the Holy Spirit within) as it comes to earth (the human body).
Genesis is the story of humanity's fall from heaven. Revelation is the story of humanity being restored to God. It is paradise lost and then paradise found. (Edgar Cayce)
The Liar is the voice of ego. Let me put it this way: wherever there is separation, condemnation, self-doubt, lack-mentality, bitterness, hostility or segregation, you can best be sure ego is not far behind.
Ego wants to keep you earthbound and Heavenless for as long as it can. It is an essence that has been sent here to learn just as you have. However, it has a duty to challenge each of us and cause us to learn as it learns for itself.
There is nothing to fear about the ego. It is just a fragile, spoiled child that screams and rants until it gets what it wants. And like any child, if you ignore it during its temper flare long enough, sooner or later it will get the message that those kinds of methods are not productive and will not yield positive results.
If you understand the ego, you will understand the concept of the devil. Satanic frequency is the LOW-RANGE frequency that surrounds us in our collective thinking.
It is the opposite of the HIGH, INCOMPREHENSIBLE LOVING frequency of God. Please hear me out on something, be careful of the music you listen to, the movies or TV you watch, the gossip or negative speaking you participate in. All these things LOWER the Soul's vibration.
Lower vibration brings depression, disillusionment, disease and despair (hell). The lower our Soul's vibration falls, the more these dark things come upon us. Once you fall into LOWER vibration, immediately seek to amend it with LOVING, HIGHER VIBRATIONAL THOUGHT.
This spiritual force of selfishness is the false god referred to as Satan. It is the collective unconscious rebellion of humanity against God.
This collective unconscious rebellion is manifested as self-centeredness, self-gratification, self-seeking, self-righteousness, self-glorification, self-consciousness, self-indulgence, self-deception, self-serving, self-condemnation, self-absorbed, self-importance, selfishness, SELF.
This is hell, for everyone inside your sphere of influence.
Hell in the bible is just a mythological construct to describe man's state of being apart from the higher god head, nothing more.
Mythologies are full of Hells and Demons torturing humans, that's why it's called mythology.
This is your servant and master, Jesus talking now.
My dear children, you ask the most unenlightened questions concerning my sayings, master is there really a Hell, you say?
Haven't i already told that i speak in parables, and haven't i said that in a parable I spoke NOT unto them. If I speak in parables and I do, then when I said you will be in danger of hell fire, what i really meant was that symbolically speaking, if you're separated from the father, you will be in danger of hell fire, but not beneath the earth, but in your own mind.
You see, my followers have corrupted my teachings and the meaning of my words, because they failed to understand my parables. they have falsely confused those that seek me, and have instilled unnecessary fear in you, DO NOT listen to them, but instead, listen to the mystic, he will tell you the truth about my parables.
My father would never send you to such a real place, because he loves all alike, and no loving father would ever do such a thing to his children, so please quit listening to those religious Jesus freaks, those that follow me and do not understand my words, they have no concept of objective reality, they live solely off of their animal nature, and they alone are in fact the ones in hell, they alone are in danger of hell fire, because they have refused to use critical thinking, and are easily led astray by false teachers, wolves in sheep's clothing, you know, the religious ones.
I used the parable of hell to describe the state of a persons mind that lives solely on the animal quality of their nature, and my father gave man the mind of an animal, til seven times passes for him, as long as you my dear child live solely off of the physical, the emotional, and the intellectual natures of your being, you will most likely live in the hell that I was trying to portray in my parable.
But ye may depart this state of mind at will, it is not yours, unless you claim it, neither is heaven a real place in outer space, but also a state of mind and conditions.
Thank you for having me, and I was very happy to set the record straight, for all of those that seek to understand, but I tell you, that unless you quit listening to those white sepulchres (those pharisees), you will forever be in a state of confusion concerning my parables. Stay away from them, and hear them not, because they are full of dead men's bones.
Read in the bible my rebukes on these religious nincompoops, and you will see that I sorely despised them with every fiber of my being, and I admonish you to do the same, marvel not that i said you must love your neighbor, that to is a a parable, and once you understand the meaning of this parable you get my true message.
In case you don't have time to go to your bibles and read what i said about the pharisees, I will post them here for you. Keep in mind that the word pharisees is a word we used in olden times to call these religious types, you the ones, you see them on TV, standing in the churches, on the street corners, inside of Internet forums and everywhere else. pay no attention to them.
Yours truly Jesus Christ
The pharisees (religious nincompoops).
My woes to the pharisees, read them carefully, there no parables, I mean what I say about these FOOLS. I am not speaking in a dark speech, but straight forwardly.
The word scribes means the writers of the bible.
The word Pharisees, means the religious ones, the same ones we have today, and yesterday. There is nothing new under the sun, says the bible.
I Jesus rebuked religion and the religious ones, yet people still cling to religion, totally against MY words. Why?
Then I, jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples,
saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. This means that they pretend to have the keys to the promised land.
"Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. So here jesus says DO NOT according to their works.
"For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
"But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.
In other words, they have their fancy chalices, priestly garb, smoking voodoo purses and such.
Enlarging the borders of their garments, means that they have spread out across the land, as evident by all the god boxes on every corner on every street in the world.
"They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, "greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, 'Rabbi, Rabbi.'
"But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, me, and you are all brethren.
"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.
"And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.
"But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
"And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
They do not teach you to meditate, instead they tell you that you will go to hell, if you do not follow their way and give them money.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. There you have it, jesus of the bible warning you against becoming part of them (religion).
"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.'
"Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
"And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.'
"Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
"Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it.
"He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it.
"And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
"Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence.
"Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
"Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, "and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'
"Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
"Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' guilt.
"Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?
"Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city,
"that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
"Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
"See! Your house is left to you desolate; "for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
38 Then He said to them in His teaching, "Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, 39 "the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, "who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."
So much for Jesus' thoughts on religion and the religious ones. He called them slimy vipers, blind guides, hypocrites, fools, and children of hell.
What more do you want?
The reborn fun-duh-mental-ist, has no idea that Jesus was addressing them.
Everything is upside down.
It can now be heralded to the four quarters of the world that this earth is the only hell ever contemplated in the minds of the sage writers of the ancient sacred Scriptures of the world, and therefore hell is not to be found or located anywhere else.
Now I will tell you why I chased the those that bought and sold pigeons out of my temple. But first remember that my temple is a living temple, it is in fact your brain.
Now I give yo the meaning of my parable.
Why did I overturn seats of those that bought and sold pigeons?
You see I used pigeons as a symbol because pigeons crap all over the place, and make cooing noises, that are very annoying.
The pigeons that were run out of the temple by me are those people that partake in senseless chatter, talking about others, try and convince you of godly things, and mis reprsent my fathers words, the crap just flows. these are the pigeon brained. Endless talking and scheming, these people create all the crap that exists in the world. they are the ones that call themselves religious.
So I chase them out of the temple, when you sit in silence.
The temple is the brain, the ark is the brain.
Today God dwells in many temples, but they are not made with hands . Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are? (I Corinthians 3:16,17).
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.
Mar 13:1-2 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings [are here]. And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings?
There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. So much for jesus's thoughts on temples made with hands.
Its the human brain , in the field of consciousness. This is the Temple of the Lord of hosts. Jerusalem, Zion, city of David, the ARC of the covenant, the Ark of the testimony, any city in the bible etc. its simply the temple built without any tool. The human brain.
And when he awakened during the night, he used the time wisely. "When I remember you upon my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches" (Psalm 63:6).
" Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still " (Psalm 4:4).
JESUS: "what I say to all , I say WATCH"
Matthew 4:16. The people which sat in darkness saw great light;
How about this one "When ye pray, enter into thy closet and pray to thy father which is in secret"
This is an eastern term for meditation. The closet is you.
And what of this one. "I make darkness my secret place"
And " be still and know that I'm god".
It's talking about stilling the internal chatter in meditation.
Then Jesus can drive out those pigeons and money changers.
And they will run out of the temple upon the return of Jesus to the temple. As well as the money changers, those greedy cooperate entities and government. Those peoples minds that are against the natural order of the cosmos, these are the money changers. The profiteer, without regard for others.
How Can We As Intelligent People Be So Gullible and So Dumb
We are taught to believe in a place called hell.
A place where you burn for eternity and where devils chase you around with pitchforks.
And we believe it.
And they tell us that we can take care of that by getting our head wet.
And we buy that too?
It seems as if we go to church and check our brains at the door.
Hel was the name of a Norwegian goddess who was queen of the underworld.
We sit back, are instructed to take mythology literally, and then pay the people who make up these stories to tell us more.
God is perfectly just, and yet he sentences the imperfect humans he created to infinite suffering in hell for finite sins. Clearly, a limited offense does not warrant unlimited punishment. God's sentencing of the imperfect humans to an eternity in hell for a mere mortal lifetime of sin is infinitely more unjust than this punishment.
The absurd injustice of this infinite punishment is even greater when we consider that the ultimate source of human imperfection is the God who created them. A perfectly just God who sentences his imperfect creation to infinite punishment for finite sins is impossible.
"The more you talk, the more likely you are to sin.
If you are wise, you will keep silent."
The Bible is not God's word, God does not write books, never did, never will. God is the mysterious force behind gravity, dark matter and the expanding Universe, she is Mother Nature and all ideas of God resonate from our primitive attempts to understand lightening, earthquakes, avalanches, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, glaciers, you KNOW, NATURE !!!
Every Primitive culture, and even the Greeks, Egyptians, etc. struggled to understand how the world could be so cruel and tough on them, they looked to a higher power for answers, hmm, hasn't changed much, the ignorant and stupid religious idiots still blame God for Katrina, the Mississippi, etc.
Some things will never change, you couldn't get these idiots to pick up a book if their life depended on it, unless it was the HOLY BIBLE, a concoction of some of the most misunderstood mythology on Earth.
So, God, she don't write books. And, every religious text has been "revealed" to some power and control hungry freak who managed, as the first cro-magnon shaman who first came up with the idea, managed to realize he could control others if he alone had the pipeline to God.
Well, once a human parrots some so called revealed words than they are no longer God's words but the words of a human, a power hungry mortal asshole who wants to control others and not pull their own weight, eventually they all become pedophiles, and worse murderers who drown, torture and burn at the stake in the name of "God".
Religions speak like the viruses they are, there were thousands of Christians sects until, with the help of the eastern Roman emperors in Constantinople one sect, which would become the Catholic Virus, the worst in history, began to kill the others off to consolidate POWER, and burned the Library at Alexandria, destroying much of the knowledge of Antiquity.
Religion is for the worthless, weak, the scared, the ignorant and the just plain stupid, wake up idiots, you can Google and Wikipedia anything now and see what the smartest people in the world have to say, don't have to listen to the Hagees, Grahams, Falwells or other power crazed hypocrites have to say about anything and they don't know anything except how to fleece you for you dollars and molest your kids at least Rev. Ike said it right back in the day why wait for pie in the sky, you can have your cake right now! Repent!!! I say.
Well, judging by intellectual capacity, I guess the religious fundamentalists could technically be classified as mineral or vegetable.
God save us from religious nutters, stupid politicians, greedy lawyers and part time philosophers.
A bullet` (religious person), doesn't ask for the I.Q. of the person who fired it, nor does it give a fuck who the target (you or I) is.
The notion that you are either a sheep or a sheep herder is complete nonsense. As is the link to an individuals I.Q.
Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and that village idiot in the White House are just a few examples that dispel the fallacy that a sheep herder is in any way linked to a high I.O.
Various forms of psychosis and general mental disorders, of which delusions of grandeur is a prominent factor, are more indicative of 'sheep', who, under normal circumstances, could not survive in a sheep environment because of their own deficiencies, yet who by means of sheer ruthlessness, opportunity, sheer chance, family-ties or other favourable factors, suddenly find themselves as the head sheep herders.
We who see, are to awaken those around us, to plant seeds of truth so they may ascend, the human body a trap to some, to others a great suit to wear, we all shall lay it down at our feet in the end, walk away from our former selves.
Religion replaces inner-faith or belief in oneself for a product "sold" to you by an external entity. It is the institutionalisation of faith. it is the institutionalisation of God.
Where the Hell do all dirt groveling idolaters and imaginary god worshippers get off even claiming to serve god
Having met god and knowing him so well I'm sure no one will be surprised when he turns out to be fictional or heaven forbid abstract and unlike anything our small minds could imagine or comprehend.
I'm actually hoping that if there is a "GOD" he will be so pissed off at all the dirt groveling god worshippers that he gives them what they imagine.
A boring heaven for people who never ate fish on a friday, where they can grovel and worship all they want for the rest of eternity and a terrible hell for people who did eat the fish.
Carlin describing the Fundie-mental-ists
"When you're born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." - George Carlin
You're a fundie-MENTAL-istIF your sole purpose in life is to serve as an warning to others.
you've ever uttered the phrase, "Why don't we just bomb the sons of bitches."
you're a pro-lifer, but support the death penalty.
And you are depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.
Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian
10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.
8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.
7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!
6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.
4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."
3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.
2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.
One that has lowered the whole combined IQ of his state by 70 points single handedly
A prime candidate for natural deselection.
Has two brains; one is lost and the other is out looking for it.
Both the left and right hemispheres of your brain are a burden to him.
Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, but he just gargled.
Nine volt brain,Half inch mind, Dumb as a stump.
Ignorant as an Alabama backwoods piggly wiggly shopping, three toothed redneck.
Poor quality DNA
After all, they're obviously the misshapen end products of a drunken, one night stand between their mono-brow sporting, overall wearing, moonshine guzzling step-brother and your no panties worn over, bow-legged, buck tooth, tobacco dipping, tangle-eyed sister so I can fully understand that how they lack insight into spiritual writings, honest. It’s called poor quality DNA, the high speed head-on collision of two cheap white trash blood lines in a genetic train wreck of full-up drunken ugliness.
Now go back to watching nascar in your double wide mansion.
A hamster in its exercise wheel generates more raw neural power per second than they do in a month of Sundays. they manage to come across as nothing more than a highly adaptive chimpanzees that is somewhat accomplished at imitating observed human physical behavior, however, you also do it rather badly.
They are truly insulting to themselves by spreading their religious filth, in their feeble attempts at demonstrating their godliness. Stop it this instant or I'll hit you with a rolled up newspaper and send you rolling head over heels back across the laboratory.
Christians, they love to talk about how loving, dutiful and compassionate they are, yet I have yet to meet ONE who does not practice hypocrisy to the highest degree.
They will get frustrated in these forums and start name calling, then there true colors show through.
Their willful ignorance of the Bible combined with their two faced idealism to preach it, has made us sick, hasn’t it? For nearly two thousand years Biblicists have been lecturing people on the importance of adhering to the Bible’s teachings on ethics, manners, and morality.
They quote Jesus and Paul profusely, with a liberal sprinkling of Old Testament moralism. The problem with their approach lies not only in an oft- noted failure to practice what they preach, but an equally pronounced tendency to ignore what the Bible itself, preaches.
Christians practice what can only be described as “selective morality”. What they like, they cling to and shove down other’s throats; what they don’t like, they ignore vehemently. That which is palatable and acceptable is supposedly applicable to all; while that which is obnoxious, inconvenient, or self-denying is only applicable to those addressed 2,000 years ago.
Their hypocrisy is so rampant that even the validity of calling oneself “Christian” is in question. I see so many people enjoy quoting the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, and some of Paul’s sermons, but don’t even PRETEND to heed other, equally valid, maxims. Hypocrites of the highest order.
The Christian attempts to put prayer into schools run directly counter to biblical teachings. Jesus said prayer should be a private affair devoid of public display: "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room (or closet.) and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret." (Matthew 6:5-6 RSV).
Biblicists violate this on a regular basis and have no intention of correcting their behavior.
Public prayer forces the peers of school children to jump on the band wagon and pray. We are all aware that the church is simply a business which employs tactics similar to that of tobacco industries in recruiting consumers. Get the kids while they are young and vulnerable so that they become donating members of the church when they reach adulthood.
I find it humorous that other businesses warn their consumers on the package that it is dangerous to one’s health while Churches don’t put warning labels on the bible for the pornography and immorality it contains.
The psychological damage organized religion causes is notably prevalent. Cancer from smoking and cirrhosis from drinking is JUST AS HARMFUL as the psychosis believers develop concerning reality. The “I see demons” complex is more rampant in Christians then it is in acid dropping space cadets. I am not saying this as a joke. There are literal studies done on this topic and they are in accordance to what I am conveying here.
Christians always use the excuse that the above mentioned verse is some how “metaphorical” yet they take Paul’s maxim that men should pray with their heads uncovered very seriously. I assume this is generally followed because removing one’s hat isn’t particularly inconvenient. "Any man who prays or prophecies with his head covered dishonors his head…" (1 Corinthians 11:4 RSV).
On the other hand, Paul’s tenet that women must keep their heads covered with a veil during prayer is quite inconvenient and, for this reason, has either been rationalized away or ignored, although it is no less binding than any other moral law in the New Testament: “…but any woman who prays or prophecies with her head unveiled dishonors her head.
For if a woman will not veil herself, then we should cut off her hair: but if it be disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil… Judge for yourself; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with head uncovered?” (1 Corinthians 11:5-13 RSV) The selectivity in which these verses are followed SCREAMS hypocrisy.
"Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?" (l Corinthians 11:14). How many freaked out long-haired, bible thumping Jesus freaks do you know? Perhaps this is just my experience, but I can name 12 such individuals off the top of my head. Surely, you can recall at least ONE LONG-HAIRED CHRISTIAN.
The stereotypical version of CHRIST HIMSELF! Think of the numerous statues and pictures Christians adore depicting the lord appearing as that which he detests. One can not stop and wonder at the absurdity of this.
Another tenet clearly prohibits women from being ministers or otherwise speaking in church (“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak” 1 Corinthians 14:34).
It’s difficult to see how Paul could support the current movement to ordain women. Why, Jesus would shit himself knowing that even I, an ATHEIST WOMAN, has managed to get herself legally ordained.
Ever watch these Christians on television and notice how their bowed heads uniformly shake amen while some evangelist goes on and on in prayer for a fucking hour? Well, repetitious and monotonous praying is in violation of Matthew 6:7. “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”
Here is perhaps the mother of verses ignored: “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matthew 7:1) and “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged, condemn not and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven” (Luke 6:37).
I have yet to meet a Christian who has not judged my atheism. The whole world is chalk full of judges, juries, voters, employers, teachers, etc. which are all constantly judging others.
Biblicists are not allowed to call anyone “father” (“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” (Matthew 23:9). Not only is this rule ignored on a DAILY BASIS, but Catholicism uses “father” as a specific title.
Jesus is quoted many times in the Bible saying that a believer can ask for anything through prayer and receive it. He even goes so far as to say that mountains and trees can be thrown into the sea simply by praying for it.
This is clearly a lie, and can be proven to be a lie by any believer. Simply pray for me to be converted to Christianity right away. Or better yet ask God to move the mountains behind my house.
He could make a lot of converts that way. If I’m converted today, I’ll post a public apology on my web site and devote my life to kissing God’s ass. If I’m not converted it would only be fair for you to apologize and devote your life to kissing my butt.
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen. "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." (Matthew 21:21-22 NAS)
Christians are always claiming, “he’s the lamb”, “our savior”, “the king of peace”, “the embodiment of love”, amongst the many other names they associate with a loving, merciful nature. Jesus a nice guy? Not in my book. Nor in any other person’s who is capable of compassion and rationality. Let’s examine who the hell the Jesus character really is.
These verses will show not only is Jesus’ “loving” nature a joke but so are the Christians who worship him. Jesus’ real mission to come to earth:
Jesus says that he has come to destroy families by making family members hate each other. He has “come not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34
Jesus says, “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace on earth! No, rather a sword lf you love your father, mother, sister, brother, more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. “The real beauty of this verse is that Jesus demands people truly love him more then they love their own family.
I ask you how can we love someone that we can not see or interact with? Love is an emotion pertaining to physical existence not to faithful ideologies, yet God threatens you with Death just because your love for your mother maybe stronger than your love for him. Matthew 10:34
Families will be torn apart because of Jesus. “Brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death." Matthew 10:21
Jesus strongly approves of the law and the prophets. He hasn’t the slightest objection to the cruelties of the Old Testament. Matthew 5:17
Jesus condemns entire cities to dreadful deaths and to the eternal torment of hell because they didn’t care for his preaching. Matthew 11:20
Jesus, whose clothes are dipped in blood, has a sharp sword sticking out of his mouth. Thus attired, he treads the winepress of the wrath of God. (The winepress is the actual press that humans shall be put into so that we may be ground up.) Revelations 19:13-15
The beast and the false prophet are cast alive into a lake of fire. The rest of us the unchosen will be killed with the sword of Jesus. “An all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” Revelations 19:20-21
Jesus says he is the only way to salvation yet he purposely disillusions us so that we will go to hell:
Jesus explains that the reason he speaks in parables is so that no one will understand him, “lest they should understand and should be converted, and I should heal them.” Matthew 13:10-15
Jesus explains why he speaks in parables to confuse people so they will go to hell. Mark 4:11-12
Jesus advocates child abuse:
Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating. He defends himself by attacking them for not killing disobedient children according to the commandment: “He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.” Matthew 15:4-7
Abandon your wife and children for Jesus and he’ll give your a big reward. Jesus asks that his followers abandon their children to follow him. To leave your child is abuse, it’s called neglect, pure and simple. Matthew 19:29
Jesus criticizes the Jews for not killing their disobedient children according to Old Testament law. Mark 7:9
A few other things about Jesus:
Jesus says that those who have been less fortunate in this life will have it even worse in the life to come. Mark 4:25
Jesus sends the devils into 2000 pigs, causing them to jump off a cliff and be drowned in the sea. Clearly Jesus could have simply sent the devils out, yet he chose instead to place them into pigs and kill them. This is called animal abuse.
Jesus kills a fig tree for not bearing figs, even though it was out of season. Jesus must not be as smart as Christians would have us believe, for he was retarded enough to do something this silly. You’d think the son of god (god incarnate) would know that trees don’t bear fruit in dry season. Mark 11:13
Luke 12:47 Jesus okays beating slaves.
Oh, but he's such a jolly good fellow isn't he funny-mental-ist.
Consider all of the people who live in the remote regions of the world who have never even heard the "gospel" of Jesus Christ. Consider the people who have naturally adhered to the religion of their parents and nation as they had been taught to do since birth.
If we are to believe the Christians, all of these people will perish in the eternal fire for not believing in Jesus. It does not matter how just, kind, and generous they have been with their fellow humans during their lifetime: if they do not accept the gospel of Jesus, they are condemned. No just God would ever judge a man by his beliefs rather than his actions. Total and unadulterated bull, only an ASS would ever believe such a thing.
No two men will ever agree what this perfect word of God is supposed to mean, since much of it is either self- contradictory, or obscured by enigmatic symbols. And yet the perfect God expects us imperfect humans to understand this paradoxical riddle using the imperfect minds with which he has equipped us.
Surely the all-wise and all-powerful God would have known that it would have been better to reveal his perfect will directly to each of us, rather than to allow it to be debased and perverted by the imperfect language and botched interpretations of man.
One need look to no source other than the Bible to discover its imperfections, for it contradicts itself and thus exposes its own imperfection. It contradicts itself on matters of justice, for the same just God who assures his people that sons shall not be punished for the sins of their fathers turns around and destroys an entire household for the sin of one man (he had stolen some of Yahweh's war loot).
It was this same Yahweh who afflicted thousands of his innocent people with plague and death to punish their evil king David for taking a census (?!).
It was this same Yahweh who allowed the humans to slaughter his son because the perfect Yahweh had botched his own creation. Consider how many have been stoned, burned, slaughtered, raped, and enslaved because of Yahweh's skewed sense of justice. The blood of innocent babies is on the perfect, just, compassionate hands of Yahweh.
A God who knows everything cannot have emotions. The Bible says that God experiences all of the emotions of humans, including anger, sadness, and happiness. We humans experience emotions as a result of new knowledge.
A man who had formerly been ignorant of his wife's infidelity will experience the emotions of anger and sadness only after he has learned what had previously been hidden. In contrast, the omniscient God is ignorant of nothing. Nothing is hidden from him, nothing new may be revealed to him, so there is no gained knowledge to which he may emotively react.
We humans experience anger and frustration when something is wrong which we cannot fix. The perfect, omnipotent God, however, can fix anything. Humans experience longing for things we lack. The perfect God lacks nothing. An omniscient, omnipotent, and perfect God who experiences emotion is impossible.
"The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies! The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished. He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm. The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.
At his command the oceans and rivers dry up, the lush pastures of Bashan and Carmel fade, and the green forests of Lebanon wilt. In his presence the mountains quake, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles, and its people are destroyed. Who can stand before his fierce anger?
Who can survive his burning fury? His rage blazes forth like fire, and the mountains crumble to dust in his presence. The LORD is good. When trouble comes, he is a strong refuge. And he knows everyone who trusts in him. But he sweeps away his enemies in an overwhelming flood. He pursues his foes into the darkness of night." (1:2-8 NLT)
No reasonable and freethinking individual can accept the existence of a being whose nature is so contradictory as that of Yahweh, the "perfect" creator of our imperfect universe. The existence of Yahweh is as impossible as the existence of cubic spheres or invisible pink unicorns.
Should any Christian who reads this persist in defending these impossibilities through means of "divine transcendence" and "faith," and should any Christian continue to call me an atheist fool, I will be forced to invoke the wrath of the Invisible Pink Unicorn:
"You are a fool for denying the existence of the IPU. You have rejected true faith and have relied on your feeble powers of human reason and thus arrogantly denied the existence of Her Divine Transcendence, and so are you condemned."
The Red Sea never parted in the Bible, it's a mistranslation, Moses parted the Sea Of Reeds with the help of god who created a storm to blow the water back and dry up the land under it.
If such arguments are good enough for Yahweh, they are good enough for Her Invisible Pinkness.
As for me and my house, we shall choose reality.
We now have the rise of Christianity. An offspring of Judaism, which sin and repentance dominate teachings as Christianity looks to "Judaize the World (GS135)." Sin is an offense against Him, not against each other.
This supernatural retribution of sin becomes constituted into a physical proactive of control, organization, manipulation, and order of religious authorities intertwined by government.
Have they ever put into practice the acts Jesus prescribed for them? Is justification through faith, a sign of the Churches lack of courage and will to confess the works which Jesus commanded.
For Nietzsche, the final structure of Christianity has belittled the Divine.
For the individual has stopped striving for truth and has accepted the greatest lie.
Reward and punishment are methods of teaching animals and children, not adults.
Further, we also have the lessons of your cult from history the crusades, the witch burnings both in the US and in other nations, the terrorism, the hatred, the spewing of propagandistic lies about "opponents", the divide that Christianity seeks between people.
Race versus race, gender versus gender, sexual orientation versus sexual orientation, religion versus religion, Christianity versus atheism, religion versus science, Christianity versus tribalism, Christianity versus unique culture, ethnic group versus ethnic group, rich versus poor, healthy versus diseased.
It encourages insolence, disharmony, and worst, a sense that no matter what you do you are divine or when you screw up you have divine forgiveness rather than attempting to fix the problems you create.
Your cult is the cult most responsible for death, destruction, famine and pestilence on this earth due to DIVISION.
The Horsemen of the Apocalypse is the organized Christian faith war, famine, pestilence, destruction.
You have even been deceived to believe your faith excuses your inhumane and disgusting actions against other people. You actively support the continued scourge against human advancement known as organized religion of subservience.
Christians are just like trained seals looking for a reward of fish from their trainers. Seals in the wild with abundant food supplies would never be interested in performing tricks for humans. yet Christians are continually trying to please some god for a reward in heaven.
Today we hear Christians asking others if they are saved? Yet, what they fail to understand is that the Bible clearly confirms that even the body of believers have greater requirements placed upon them than the unbeliever: "That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows.
Jesus taught mostly inward, for the kingdom of heaven is a condition of the heart, not a place somewhere in the sky.
For two thousand years many who call themselves Christians and Jews have waited in vain for the Kingdom of God to come upon the earth and because they were misled by their watchers, shepherds, and false christs, they waited in vain.
And they will wait in vain for eternity, because they have been reading mythology all of their lives, and do not know it.
Jesus is coming, yet Elijah surely came and no one knew it, so will it be in the days of the coming of the sun of man.
From a New Covenant perspective, the congregation of believers have been lied to and deceived by a body of self-appointed priests and clergy who have over the course of thousands of years brought suffering and hardships upon a naive and uninformed people a people who have been seduced into providing the monetary wealth that these false prophets have lived off of.
Why do I call myself a buddhist.
It is neither a religion in the sense in which that word is commonly understood, for it is not "a system of faith and worship owing any allegiance to a supernatural being."
Buddhism does not demand blind faith from its adherents. Here mere belief is dethroned and is substituted by confidence based on knowledge, which, in Pali, is known as Saddha. The confidence placed by a follower on the Buddha is like that of a sick person in a noted physician, or a student in his teacher. A Buddhist seeks refuge in the Buddha because it was He who discovered the Path of Deliverance.
A Buddhist does not seek refuge in the Buddha with the hope that he will be saved by His personal purification. The Buddha gives no such guarantee. It is not within the power of a Buddha to wash away the impurities of others. One could neither purify nor defile another.
The Buddha, as Teacher, instructs us, but we ourselves are directly responsible for our purification.
Although a Buddhist seeks refuge in the Buddha, he does not make any self-surrender. Nor does a Buddhist sacrifice his freedom of thought by becoming a follower of the Buddha. He can exercise his own free will and develop his knowledge even to the extent of becoming a Buddha himself.
The starting point of Buddhism is reasoning or understanding, or, in other words, Samma-ditthi.
To the seekers of truth the Buddha says:
"Do not accept anything on (mere) hearsay (i.e., thinking that thus have we heard it from a long time). Do not accept anything by mere tradition (i.e., thinking that it has thus been handed down through many generations). Do not accept anything on account of mere rumors - (i.e., by believing what others say without any investigation).
Do not accept anything just because it accords with your scriptures. Do not accept anything by mere suppositions. Do not accept anything by mere inference. Do not accept anything by merely considering the reasons.
Do not accept anything merely because it agrees with your pre-conceived notions. Do not accept anything merely because it seems acceptable (i.e., thinking that as the speaker seems to be a good person his words should be accepted). Do not accept anything thinking that the ascetic is respected by us (therefore it is right to accept his word).
"But when you know for yourselves - these things are immoral, these things are blameworthy, these things are censured by the wise, these things, when performed and undertaken conduce to ruin and sorrow - then indeed do you reject them.
"When you know for yourselves - these things are moral, these things are blameless, these things are praised by the wise, these things, when performed and undertaken, conduce to well-being and happiness - then do you live acting accordingly."
These inspiring words of the Buddha still retain their original force and freshness.
Though there is no blind faith, one might argue whether there is no worshiping of images etc., in Buddhism.
Buddhists do not worship an image expecting worldly or spiritual favors, but pay their reverence to what it represents
An understanding Buddhist, in offering flowers and incense to an image, designedly makes himself feel that he is in the presence of the living Buddha and thereby gains inspiration from His noble personality and breathes deep His boundless compassion. He tries to follow His noble example.
The Bo-tree is also a symbol of Enlightenment. These external objects of reverence are not absolutely necessary, but they are useful as they tend to concentrate one's attention. An intellectual person could dispense with them as he could easily focus his attention and visualize the Buddha.
For our own good, and out of gratitude, we pay such external respect but what the Buddha expects from His disciple is not so much obeisance as the actual observance of His Teachings. The Buddha says - "He honors me best who practices my teaching best." "He who sees the Dhamma sees me."
With regard to images, however, Count Kevserling remarks - "I see nothing more grand in this world than the image of the Buddha. It is an absolutely perfect embodiment of spirituality in the visible domain."
Furthermore, it must be mentioned that there are not petitional or intercessory prayers in Buddhism. However much we may pray to the Buddha we cannot be saved. The Buddha does not grant favors to those who pray to Him.
Instead of petitional prayers there is meditation that leads to self-control, purification and enlightenment. Meditation is neither a silent reverie nor keeping the mind blank.
It is an active striving. It serves as a tonic both to the heart and the mind. The Buddha not only speaks of the futility of offering prayers but also disparages a slave mentality. A Buddhist should not pray to be saved, but should rely on himself and win his freedom.
"Prayers take the character of private communications, selfish bargaining with God. It seeks for objects of earthly ambitions and inflames the sense of self. Meditation on the other hand is self-change."
- Sri Radhakrishnan.
In Buddhism there is not, as in most other religions, an Almighty God to be obeyed and feared. The Buddha does not believe in a cosmic potentate, omniscient and omnipresent. In Buddhism there are no divine revelations or divine messengers.
A Buddhist is, therefore, not subservient to any higher supernatural power which controls his destinies and which arbitrarily rewards and punishes.
Since Buddhists do not believe in revelations of a divine being Buddhism does not claim the monopoly of truth and does not condemn any other religion. But Buddhism recognizes the infinite latent possibilities of man and teaches that man can gain deliverance from suffering by his own efforts independent of divine help or mediating priests.
Buddhism cannot, therefore, strictly be called a religion because it is neither a system of faith and worship, nor "the outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a God or gods having power over their own destiny to whom obedience, service, and honor are due."
If, by religion, is meant "a teaching which takes a view of life that is more than superficial, a teaching which looks into life and not merely at it, a teaching which furnishes men with a guide to conduct that is in accord with this its in-look, a teaching which enables those who give it heed to face life with fortitude and death with serenity," or a system to get rid of the ills of life, then it is certainly a religion of religions
There are no threats of hell or promises of heaven attached to being a Buddhist as opposed to being a non-Buddhist. The term 'Buddhist' is a mere label and has no inherent existence. The condition of future lives is determined by actions of body, speech and mind and not by religious affiliation.
f our religion encourages positive actions and states of mind then it is doing its job. If it causes hatred, division and pride then it isn't working and maybe we should try something else. Buddhism does not make use of the psychological blackmail techniques which are said to be characteristic of memes.
Just sticking the Buddhist label on yourself doesn't automatically make you superior to non-Buddhists. In fact, in most forms of Buddhism the belief that one is superior to others, for whatever reason, is seen as a dangerous delusion.
Buddhism does not attempt to suppress reason by dogma. Unlike most other religions, Buddhism isn't so much about things to believe, as things to do. It is a technology of mind improvement.
This is why Buddhists often refer to themselves as practictioners rather than believers. The Buddha told his students to trust their own experience of the effectiveness of the teachings, and not believe things just because he said so.
Buddhism does NOT claim to be the one and only valid spiritual path (a teaching known as 'exclusivism' in other belief-systems). It is NOT based on claims of divine authority. Buddha never claimed to be divine or sent from God. His teachings are to be judged by their effectiveness in promoting peace and spiritual realisations, rather than unverifiable claims to their origin.
Universalism versus Exclusivism
Most religions reach that they are the one true path to salvation and all unbelievers are cast into hell. This is a doctrine known as exclusivism. Buddhism is not exclusivist. Any person guided in their activities by compassion is regarded as following a beneficial spiritual path.
Unfortunately, in Christianity exclusivism went to extreme lengths with many denominations (at one time) claiming that they were the one true faith and the other denominations of Christianity were corrupt (or even in league with anti-Christ).
However his does raise an interesting scenario. Presumably a Salvation Army officer who devoted her life to rescuing drug addicts and alcoholics would be regarded as damned for all eternity by traditional Catholic theologians.
A Buddhist, on the other hand, would regard such a person as an advanced spiritual practitioner - a Bodhisattva or possibly even a manifestation of Buddha Tara .
(One of the more surprising teachings of Mahayana Buddhism is that Buddhas can appear in whatever form is beneficial to sentient beings, and Buddhas needn't necessarily be Buddhist!) .
So, taken to its logical conclusion, Christian exclusivism would require one Christian to regard a fellow Christian as damned, while a Buddhist would recognise her as a saint.
As a further antidote to exclusivism, Buddhists are required to rejoice in the virtues of all beings - Buddhist and otherwise.
Buddhism does not believe in using war or terrorism to further its cause and does not persecute former Buddhists who have changed their religion.
Neither does it encourage ecologically disastrous population policies (or lack of policies).
Buddhists have no need to suppress, censor or misrepresent the teachings of other religions, as Buddhist philosophy is totally rational and quite capable of withstanding criticism from other belief systems.
Buddhism, Fanaticism, Fundamentalism Religious Hatred and Terrorism
Buddhism recognises that one of the most destructive delusions is excessive attachment to any view, which will thus appear virtuous and right for all people.
The harm that can be done by fundamentalist attachment to ideologies and abstractions is far greater than that caused by attachment to wealth or material objects.
As a consequence, Buddhism is one of the few religions which has never attempted to propagate itself and exterminate its enemies by war and tyranny. A fanatical Buddhist is, by definition, a deluded Buddhist.
A testable psychological technology.
Buddhism is not dependent for its existence on self-referential statements. Buddhism is sometimes described as a religion and sometimes as a philosophy.
Both these terms are a partial description, but what is often overlooked is that as well as being a set of beliefs, Buddhism is also a technology. Buddhism is a set of tried and tested methods which are used to develop the mind by producing altered states of awareness.
In effect it is a psycho-spiritual applied science.
A Buddhist teacher will teach her students meditational and other techniques which will generate definite mental states (known as realisations). The methods of mental development are designed to free the mind from the accumulated delusions of millennia, and lead to a state of peace and tranquillity.
Buddha Shakyamuni intended his teachings to be personal advice for his students, which is why Buddhists tend to refer to themselves as practitioners rather than believers - emphasising the practical intention of putting Buddha's teachings to work, instead of passively accepting them as revealed truth.
Buddha always encouraged his students to gain understanding of his teachings by putting them to the test of personal experience, and not just relying on his authority.
In fact the Buddhist idea of authority has much more in common with the idea of scientific authority than it does with ecclesiastical authority. Buddhist authority carries with it the idea of the possession of knowledge which can conveyed to others and confirmed by of reproducible experiences. In Buddhism there is none of the attitude 'Here are umpteen unsupported statements which you must believe unquestioningly'
Why religion is sick.....
A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. If he penetrates and the child is harmed then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however would not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl's sister."
-Ayatollah Khomeini in Tahrirolvasyleh
Angry god kills
"2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. "
- 2 Kings 2
Both your gods seem pretty angry to me, I'm a Pastafarian instead
May the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster touch you with His Noodly Appendage
"I figure I'm not a woman, so what the hell do I have to do with it.
If there was ever "wimmins work," it should be talking about abortion rights.
I figure men shouldn't have a damn thing to say about it in the first place.
I figure men who do are girly-men. " - daddysguitar
Everybody is guilty, nobody seems to be happy the way he/she is. And you can create guilt for anything, but once guilt is created you become powerful. The person who creates guilt in you becomes powerful over you, remember this strategy because then only he can redeem you of your guilt. Then you have to go to him. Religion creates guilt, then you have to go to church. Then you have to go and confess, " I am a sinner".
Then you are forgiven in the name of God. First in the name of God they created guilt, then in the name of God they forgave it. (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh from " The Book").
That's why I'm a Buddhist, I like buddha, he's cool.
"The HEAVENS declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day after day utters his speech and night after night shows his knowledge. There is no tongue or language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the Earth and their words to the ends of the world. In them (the heavens) he has set a tabernacle for the sun." (Psalm 19:1-4)
"Can you bring forth the Mazzaroth (the zodiac) in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? (an astrological constellation)" (Job 38:32)
Are you among the millions who need threats of punishment, hell and damnation to keep you on the spiritual path?
Are you among the millions who see Devils and evil forces behind every rock, tree, face, sign, song, concept or change?
Are you among the millions who use your ideals, beliefs, and spirituality to judge, compare, condemn and evaluate your neighbors and associates?
Are you among the millions who would martyr yourself, your loved ones, your children's happiness and welfare, your nations' people, to sacrifice and suffer in a present life in hopes of gaining some reward in a future life?
Are you among the millions who need a personality cult, with some personality, deity or teacher to idolize, bow down to, to hang your soul upon in hopes of being blessed for your submissive groveling?
Are you among the millions who seek security through systems and teachings that ask you to believe without question any activity, book, method or personality who claims by Its own authority and that of Its followers to be the only answer, the only truth, the final word of wisdom?
Are you among the millions who would condemn, hurt, or kill your fellow humans If they threatened your beliefs, which teach you not to condemn, hurt or kill your fellow humans?
Are you among the millions who seek reassurance for your beliefs and attempt to avoid any information that leads to questioning or doubting your beliefs?
If so then you just might be a completely brainwashed Fun-Duh-mental-ist
An standing card carrying member of the Jesus cult, a totally unenlightened ignorant, superstitious, banal, bald headed member.
"Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn"
Oh, but they will never understand.
Have you ever wondered why the Catholic church has an yearly ceremony called ash Wednesday, lent and palm Sunday.
Did you ever ask yourself why the priest rubs ashes in the middle of your forehead.
Did ever wonder why all this takes place a week before Easter, the day of the risen christ, and the return of the physical SUN.
Let me suggest to you that all of this is a ceremonial carryover of ancient wisdom, and that this ceremony is about and has it's roots in the story of meshac, shedrach and abednigo
(The physical, the intellectual and the emotional), who went into the furnace heated SEVEN times., in the book of Daniel and
That this story is relating to the pineal gland, and the fornix of the brain.
Meditation on Death
Chapter 23 of "The Imitation of Christ"
By Thomas a Kempis (d. A.D. 1471)
Very soon the end of your life will be at hand: consider, therefore, the state of your soul. Today a man is here; tomorrow he is gone.(I Machabees 2:63) And when he is out of sight, he is soon out of mind. Oh, how dull and hard is the heart of man, which thinks only of the present, and does not provide against the future!
You should order your every deed and thought, as though today were the day of your death. Had you a good conscience, death would hold no terrors for you; (Luke 12:37) even so, it were better to avoid sin than to escape death. (
Wisdom 4:16) If you are not ready to die today, will tomorrow find you better prepared? (Matthew 24:44)
Tomorrow is uncertain; and how can you be sure of tomorrow? Of what use is a long life, if we amend so little? Alas, a long life often adds to our sins rather than to our virtue!
When the Bible talks about dying, it's not referring to real physical death, but a symbolic death of the lower nature, the physical, the intellectual and the emotional.
When one dies daily, it means to enter into meditation, then when death comes, you will overcome, not a real death, but the death of the lower self.
Once you die, you will resurrect as the christed one, symbolised by the skull and bones, which means victory over death, just as the older crucifixion crosses, always showed the skull and crossbones at the feet of Jesus.
Each morning remember that you may not live until evening; and in the evening, do not presume to promise yourself another day. Be ready at all times, (Luke 21:36) and so live that death may never find you unprepared.
Many die suddenly and unexpectedly; for at an hour that we do not know the Son of Man will come. (Matthew 24:44) When your last hour strikes, you will begin to think very differently of your past life, and grieve deeply that you have been so careless and remiss.
This is referring to the falling back, the turning back to the old EGo self, the old desires, as lots wife turning back to look, turned into a pillar of salt. Of course this is symbolic of reverting back to your OLD self, signified by turning into a pillar of salt.
When one fails in meditation and does not allow the solar plexus energy to rise, you have fallen back, you are reverting back to your old self, that's why you have to die daily, the only way to insure the eventual death of the OLD man, the old self, is to die daily, as paul said "I die daily"
It's the death of the lower nature, the animal nature in us that the bible is concerned with, after all it says " I gave man an animal mind until SEVEN times passes him by.
So what does all this have to do with ash Wednesday, palm Sunday and lent?
In the Catholic churches the branches of the sago palm are blessed on Palm Sunday. The acceptable way to dispose of such blessed palms is to burn them.
The ashes from these burnt palms are applied to the foreheads of Catholics on Ash Wednesday and the remainder of the ashes are left in shallow bowl at the entrance of the church as a reminder of our ashen mortality during the rest of Lent.
There in that ancient ritual of the Catholic church is the phoenix, the palm, and the ashes all tied in together. Plus it helps to one to see the deep spirituality that Rowling has embedded in the stories of little Harry Potter, the quintessential Ego, a young kid taking on the ancient dark forces of evil and conquering them.
Smith also notes the connection between phoenix and the palm tree because phoinix in Greek means palm tree
The pineal gland, 50mm long, shaped like a pine-cone and sitting deep down in the centre of the head is the shriveled remnant of an ancient warmth and light-perceiving sense organ that opened to the exterior with the fontanel in the cranial bone.
The pineal gland is in contact with the parietal chakra, the so-called thousand-petalled lotus. It regulates the circadian rhythms of the body, biological rhythms that are attuned to the day-night cycle and cover a period of 24-25 hours. These rhythms can be disrupted by natural or artificial magnetic fields, and among other things react to the daily cyclical pattern of the terrestrial magnetic field.
The pineal gland interacts closely with the sympathetic nervous system that is responsible for functions like an increased heartbeat frequency (above the diaphragm, the activity of organs is enhanced by the sympathetic system and inhibited by the parasympathetic one. Below the diaphragm, the opposite applies). Thus, the nerves that serve the pineal gland don't originate in the brain but in the sympathetic nervous system.
There is a non-visual energetic connection from the eyes straight to the hypothalamic and hypophyseal parts of the brain, and a further one to the pineal gland, with the latter reacting to changes in brightness as well as the various colours of sunlight. This Gland is the body's light receptor, and is called the house of spirit by the chinese.
Kundalini is basically the life force and Lizard is, let's not forget, the Fire album.
"Kundalini is the fire of life and therefore it flows through everything. With an increasing vitality Kundalini flows in the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom and the human kingdom, but in special cases it is felt as a mildly stimulating stream of fire, which in a way refreshes the entire body.
But every time there is a definite and determined progress in spiritual growth, there is an intensification of the Kundalini force."
"The Kundalini, said Jung, is a spiritual energy best documented by (but by no means exclusive to) the yogis of India. It should not at all be surprising, should we take an open- minded and closer look at Islam, that as with the other great religions, we find a deeper, more mystical and universal message: that of self realisation and the mechanism by which it occurs Kundalini awakening.
Every culture and religion has had individuals who have achieved a living, spontaneous, direct experience of their religion. A dynamic, suprahuman awareness that went beyond dogma and blind faith. The Gnostics of Christianity, the Yogis of Hinduism, the Fang- Shi of Tao and the Sufis of Islam all achieved these states and each have spoken of experiences that, despite differences of appearance, are strikingly similar in content.
The kundalini is a feminine energy often described as an 'inner goddess' or 'mother energy'. Her ascent from the sacrum, through the chakras located in the spinal cord, is the process of self-realisation.
When the kundalini arrives in the crown chakra (sahasrara) the seeker experiences the complete transformation of awareness. One is taken beyond the limits of the human mind into the mystical states of meditation described by sufis and yogis alike.
In fact C.G. Jung described the kundalini as the 'divine feminine 'or 'God the mother'. Notably, Mohammed's vehicle for his own ascent through the heavenly dimensions was the lady-faced, dazzling buraq. The buraq could well be a feminine, Arabic synonym for kundalini.
In conclusion Mohammed's ascent through the seven heavens was, in fact, the ascent of the kundalini, taking his consciousness with it, to divine union with the god almighty."
"God, be it proclaimed at last, is no divine "anger," in any human sense of the word, but the universally burning, consuming, transforming, building and destroying energy of Life itself, always anciently characterized as a "fire."
And the word seems derivative from "Ur-ath," the original fiery force in matter, as "Ur" is "fire" and "-ath" is the feminine, that is, material classification. It therefore connotes the cosmical transforming energies locked up in the bosom of matter! This is of consummate importance.
And all this complex ancient indirection of description is just to carry the idea that the soul must be tied down in its linkage with the deeply hidden energies of matter and body until the fiery potencies burning at that level refine and purify its grosser elements. A Biblical text speaks of its being "thrice refined in the fire," and Egyptian scripts abound with statements of its purification "in the crucible of the great house of flame."
Kundalini phenomenon also corresponds to the "wrathful" and "peaceful" visions described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the book revelations with it's seven seals or chakras, which are the seven churches.
All the religious killing will stop when people find out they are only fighting over supernatural mythology invented by priests who knew nothing about cosmology.
The paradox is that the religionists are basically correct, we do possess a soul that separates from the dead physical body.
It's the materialists who are desperately wrong, orthodox scientific teaching that starts from the false base that the mind and brain are the same - that death is the end of everything.
Supernormal Phenomena: "I strongly applaud your statement that, if such phenomena were demonstrated to exist, they would not be supernatural but natural."
Professor Richard Dawkins, letter dated 22nd January 1992
Religious scriptures (including the Quran, Torah and Bible) are a Registry of Astronomical phenomena written in a Mythological format. The evolution of our modern Religious Concepts began with Astronomy, and evolved through Mythology and Astrology into modern religion.
Many of the Hebrew Myth Concepts are traceable to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Jesus Christ, the Sun God, is a Cosmic Myth - on a par with Osirus, Horus, Samson, Adonis, Moses, Abraham, Solomon, Noah, Krishna, Mithra, Quetzalcoatl and many other solar Demigods.
Evidence clearly shows that the 12 Apostles were symbols of Zodiac Signs, and that Jesus Christ symbolized a Sun God and in some aspects a Moon God. It is clear that the Tales within the bible are Allegorical depictions of the interactions between elements of the Cosmos.
Professor Richard Dawkins
The entire bible from cover to cover is a mythology describing the kindalini enlightenment experience.
All of the killings, rapes, murder, and other absurdities taken literally, is just mythology describing god killing out your lower carnal mind set.
Jesus is the energy at the base of the spine, that when stimulated by meditation and the pineal gland rises to the brain, and becomes the king of kings, or lord over you.
Jesus as a symbol of the sun in the sky, is the sun in your solar plexus. The energy rises through the spinal canal, and the 33 vertebrae.
The energy culminates at the third ventricle of the brain, the mercy seat.
The energy is then seated at the right hand of power, or the right hemisphere of the Brian. The mind is then renewed, called the son of man, the new Jerusalem etc.....
The entire book of revelations is the exact process, written in a coded language, called mythology. the opening of the seven chakras or seals on the backside.
That's why god is always a consuming fire, it is the fire of the kundalini.
Few Christians know any of this, but this is the truth.
A zen day
When fossilized thoughts are being idolized in the forms of religion, dogmas, ideology and scriptures men's true intelligence and spirituality has started its descent. But people are stubbornly needed to be spoon fed, to be told word per word what to think and what to do, to believe they are being rightfully guided by a divinely sanctioned set of codes that are fixed and eternal enshrined in a holy book endorsed by the One and Only himself; truth they can parrot and memorize and shovel down people's throats.
Truth that is so real it's almost palpable that, like in the devil story above, people can pick it up and put it in their pocket thus they can claim its custody. And this truth is shallow enough for their small, simple minds and fearful, deluded selves to discern. It's better to have a petty god if he is "predictable" enough, than being thrown in the sea of uncertainty where you are all alone with nothing to hold on to amidst the ebb and tide of life.
This primordial need to believe and just believe, to belong, so it saves them the energy and effort to reason things out, has been sadly pathological.
And with that comes the petty conflict, the irrational hatred against those who don't share that sacred belief, the perpetual need to put oneself on the pedestal of self-righteousness in which one feels alive, where "I" is strong and mighty and ready to take inevitable blows and bruises from "the savages that God hates."
This "society of the saved" is absolute in its demand of conformity among its members as "truth" has been spelled out word per word so it's out to spread the good news to the hell-bound non-righteous, if necessary through force.
Through a lot of happenings in our shrunk world that have affected our lives, we should ask ourselves do we need yet another set of ideology or contra ideology? Should we still insist on foisting our "uniqueness" over celebrating our sameness?
We are so divided by concepts, ideologies, interests, creeds, these idols of the mental constructs that we perceive as so real. We are fighting this division and yet creating another concept and ideology in the process so we live in this world of incessant mental chatters: claiming, disclaiming, identifying, unidentifying, accusing, lauding, debasing this so tiring and taxing existence of ours.
If only we could make one day of global silence, a Zen day, a mind emptying day. If only we could empty our cup and just stare at the horizon without having to judge anything and just be. Can we have that one day when we are not allowed to think these old, fragmented and mechanistic thoughts that breed duality and all our conflicts?
Krishnamurti said, "Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience. Thought in its demand for pleasure brings its own bondage.
Thought is the breeder of duality in all our relationships. If one wants to see a thing very clearly, one's mind must be very quiet, without all the prejudices, the chattering, the dialogue, the image, the pictures all that must be put aside to look."
"Thought can never solve any psychological problem. However clever, however cunning, however erudite, whatever the structure thought creates through science, through an electronic brain, through compulsion or necessity, thought is never new and therefore it can never answer any tremendous question. The old brain cannot solve the enormous problem of living."
Yes aren't we tired yet to have to prove that we are right and others are wrong, that our argument is the most solid, that our intellect is unequaled -this "self" we have been conditioned to identify ourselves with?
Then we see how the haves are trapped in greed, smug and superiority complex and the have-nots seek solace in envy, resentment, blame seeking futility and the mantle of victimhood. Both are so spiritually devoid, so possessed by their own perception of selfhood that needs to be aggrandized, defended, fulfilled and sustained.
Then the haves look to more arms, more power cultivation, more alliances, while the have-nots look to ideology to give them a piece of pride of being what they are, to give them a sense of identity, a sense of direction and purpose.
We need the mind emptying day, the one day that will just transform this world into one gigantic mindful, yet mindless, monastic gaze into emptiness. The one day that frees us from the known, the familiar territory, the old and the stale, the yesterday, the mental masturbation.
"You are waiting for me to describe what this silence is so that you can compare it, interpret it, carry it away and bury it. It cannot be described.
What can be described is the known, and the freedom from the known can come into being only when there is a dying everyday to the known, to the hurts, the flatteries, to all the images you have made, to all your experiences dying everyday so that the brain cells themselves become fresh, young, innocent."