gilad.co.uk — August 7, 2014
A brief interview with FILELEFHTERROS, Cyprus
* Do you have any comments on the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip?
Gilad Atzmon: It is agonizing to watch the brutality of the Israelis, but it was predictable. Israeli genocidal inclinations are entirely consistent with Jewish supremacist culture and Old Testament barbarism. The fact that 91% of the Israeli population supports the IDF massacre confirms that we are confronting a murderous collective that is a grave threat to world peace.
* What is Israel trying to achieve in the region? Is it possible it is acting to insure its control of energy resources that may exist off the Gaza Strip?
Gilad Atzmon: It is possible that the massacre in Gaza has been lightly influenced by geopolitical considerations. However, the Israeli lust for violence and its broad support from Jewish institutions around the world suggests that the motivation to kill and destroy other people is embedded in Zionist culture. Its homicidal impulses may relate to the manner in which modern Jews interpret their sense of ‘choseness.’
* You have often expressed your support of Islamic organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas that have resorted to violence as a means of achieving their objectives. Do you believe that resorting to violence is an acceptable way to achieve political results?
Gilad Atzmon: I don’t agree with your assessment of Hamas and Hezbollah. They are resistance organizations that oppose an illegal occupation force motivated by Jewish racism. I have a simple question – If the Jewish inmates in Auschwitz had possessed the capacity to hit Berlin with rockets and then did so, would you regard them as terrorists who resorted to violence? Gaza is an open air prison; it is an Israeli concentration camp and home to 1.8 million Palestinians, many of whom are refugees from Historic Palestine, a land plundered by the newly born Jewish State in 1948.
* Do you think that there are prospects for a viable solution to the Palestinian problem?
Gilad Atzmon: There is no Palestinian problem there is a Jewish problem. The problem is attached to the Jews, it is as old as the Jews and it occurs wherever Jews decide to dwell or operate politically and collectively. The symptoms are always analogous; violence with no limit, abuse and oppression. Essentially, the 20th century was a century of Nakbas: the Holodomor, the genocidal starvation of millions of Ukrainians in the name of ‘collectivization,’ the Yiddish Speaking International Brigade (1936) that burned Catholic Spain in the name of the ‘revolution,’ and the violent expulsion of the vast majority of Palestinians in the name of the Jewish ‘homecoming.’
I think the world has had enough. What we need now is a potent Goyim Defense League, an institution that would neutralize this danger operating in our midst.
August 6, 2014To understand events in the Middle East,
such as the advent of ISIS, we should listen
to revelations made by retired General Wesley Clark
in March 2007:As early as 2001, the “Pentagon” had plans to
take down seven Islamic countries, Iraq, Syria,
Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.
(Updated from Oct.23, 2012)by Richard Evans(henrymakow.com)In 1997, a group of Republicans formed a non-profit organization called the Project For A New American Century (PNAC). In their first white paper, Rebuilding America’s Defenses, they proposed taking down Saddam Hussein, Iraq and then reordering the entire Middle East. Parenthetically, they admitted that selling such plans to the American people would take a long time, “absent some catastrophic catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor.” ( p.51)September 11, 2001 was obviously just what they had in mind.In 2000, the US Supreme Court selected another Bush as the 43rd US President and he waited until 9/11 to begin reordering the world.
In that connection, in March 2007, retired General Wesley Clark told Amy Goodman on her Democracy Now TV program that as early as September 2001, the Pentagon already had plans to take down seven Islamic countries, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran. If you have not seen the short You Tube of General Clark’s revelations on Democracy Now, it is worth watchingAt that time, I was skeptical about such a large US Military operation, because we all knew The Bush Administration lied us into Iraq with phony stories of Weapons of Mass Destruction, yellowcake uranium, mobile biological weapons labs, etc.In 2007, the US Military only occupied Afghanistan and Iraq, so I asked myself, “How will the White House justify the military cost to the American people of invading Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran?”By 2011, the answer became clear. The unnecessary wars against Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia and Sudan would be staged covertly as irregular military coups with the US Military and CIA supporting PHONY democracy or “Islamist”movements.Remember the baloney about ‘Arab Spring’ and the spontaneous ‘Twitter’ revolutions supporting “civil unrest” in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya?Was the USA behind these civil wars and bogus democracy movements? OF COURSE!Remember 2011 when Libyan Al-Qaeda could not budge Gaddafi’s Libyan Army, the US and NATO enforced a NO Fly Zone over Libya and launched hundreds of cruise missiles in support of Al-Qaeda and the rebels.By Oct 20, 2011 Muammar Gaddafi was a dead man and Libya was a war torn shattered nation. But no one in America feels the least bit guilty about America’s role in trashing Libya. Most people believe these events were spontaneous democratic revolutions. Doesn’t anyone remember the PNAC’s plans to reorder the Middle East?
GADDAFI RESISTANCE KILLED US AMBASSADORIn Sept. 2012, we lost Ambassador Steven in an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. The press wants us to think that we brought “freedom and democracy” to Libya, not chaos and death. They want us to believe that there is no Green Resistance to the NATO or its Al-Qaeda allies in Benghazi, but everyone in Libya knows about the Green Resistance, whose members are called “Tahloob” (Arabic for “Gaddafi loyalists”).In reality, the Green Resistance destroyed the US Consulate in Benghazi September 11, 2012. They have been increasingly active since shortly after the murder of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011. They strike any NATO target they can, and they execute key Libyans who betrayed Gaddafi and sided with NATO. The Benghazi incident was merely their latest blow against what they see as NATO’s illegal occupation of their country. Ignoring the Tahloob only happens outside of Libya, by the NATO powers and their subservient media.In Egypt, President Mohamed Morsi of the radical Muslim Brotherhood replaced moderate Hosni Mubarak, and he was subsequently deposed. While Obama and Romney trade accusations about whether The Obama Administration was guilty of leaving the grounds of the Benghazi Consulate vulnerable, THERE IS NO SERIOUS DISCUSSION REGARDING WHETHER THE US MILITARY SHOULD SUPPORT THESE PHONY REVOLUTIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE.WAGING WAR WITHOUT PERMISSIONMore disturbing is the US Congress is side-stepping its US Constitutional duty to declare war, but the press ignores this failure too. The CIA shouldn’t decide whether we go to war. The US Congress should debate and decide, so Congressmen can be responsible to the American people come election time.There is a Constitutional debate in America regarding whether Obama is in violation of the War Power Act in regard to Libya, BUT THE MEDIA IGNORES THIS VIOLATION.“May 20, 2011, marked the 60th day of US combat in Libya (as part of the UN resolution) but the deadline arrived without President Obama seeking specific authorization from the US Congress. President Obama, however, notified Congress that no authorization was needed, since the US leadership was transferred to NATO, and since US involvement is somewhat limited. On Friday, June 3, 2011, the US House of Representatives voted to rebuke President Obama for maintaining an American presence in the NATO operations in Libya, which they considered a violation of the War Powers Resolution.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution
The purpose of this reordering of the Middle East is to remove or weaken any power that is independent of the Illuminati central bankers, represented by the NATO powers and Israel.
The only country left standing is Iran, and given its increasingly close ties with Russia, we assume the Illuminati is saving that for a world war.——
First Comment from Marcos:
The Illuminati strategy in the Middle East makes little sense unless we understand some of their esoteric beliefs. Talmud Jews expect the arrival of Messiah Ben-Yosef, a military leader who will crush Israel’s enemies and enable the world empire of Messiah Ben-David. The occultist Illuminati share a similar belief in a global leader (Christians call him the antichrist) who will rule from Jerusalem.
For these extraordinary events to happen, a traumatizing war must occur first. It should be much easier to promote this total war if all Israel’s neighbors are crazy fanatics prone to violence, and not moderates such as Mubarak. Let the tension grow and nuke them all in retaliation for some false flag or real attack on Tel-Aviv with a dirty bomb or biological weapon launched from Syria or Iraq.
This view would explain why Israel is unnecessarily cruel in his actions against Gaza and Lebanon, targeting civilians with no objective military advantage. The more the Arabs hate Israel, the higher the tension and the closer the total war.
Comment from Jim Perloff:
The Evans article and comment by Marcos are superb. The 2007 Wesley Clark clip jives completely with Pat Buchanan’s Feb 16, 2004 column in which he wrote:
“In 1996, in a strategy paper crafted for Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser urged him to ‘focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power’ as an ‘Israeli strategic objective.’ Perle, Feith, Wurmser were all on Bush’s foreign policy team on 9-11. . .
On Jan. 1, 2001, nine months before 9-11, Wurmser called for U.S.-Israeli attacks ‘to broaden the [Middle East] conflict to strike fatally . . . the regimes of Damascus, Baghdad, Tripoli, Teheran and Gaza . . . to establish the recognition that fighting with either the United States or Israel is suicidal.’
‘Crises can be opportunities,’ added Wurmser. On Sept. 11, opportunity struck.”
The elimination of Saddam Hussein, Gadaffi, Mubarak (as well as the intended removal of Assad) are obviously part of long-range plan to throw the Middle East into chaos; 9-11 was the false-flag catalyst to make it happen. As to the probable purpose of this chaos, I could not summarize it better than Marcos has. Why else is the mainstream media suddenly publishing pictures of Palestinian victims, something it normally never does? They would love to enrage disorganized Muslims into fighting a war against Israel with its state-of-the art American weapons.
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The Israeli army confirmed today that up to 130 Palestinian civilians were slaughtered in Rafah last Friday following the triggering of the Hannibal protocol – an IDF directive that is designed to thwart the capture of Israeli combatants.
Israel unleashed its full firepower and flattened an entire neighbourhood using tanks, artillery and gunships murdering130 Palestinians just to make sure that one Israeli soldier, Lt. Hadar Goldin didn’t fall into Hamas’ hands alive.
The only interpretation of this massacre is that Israel is a homicidal state completely immune to international conventions and without any respect for civilian lives.
In the light of the actions taken by the Jewish State in the last few days and the overwhelming support for Israel from Jews around the world, it is evident that we are witnessing a clash of civilizations. Humanity is faced with a savage tribe…
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“Actually if you read Genesis Exodus and Deuteronomy in Hebrew — as I do — you see that God did not “give” Israel to the Jews/Israelites. We as Jews are raised with the creed that “God gave us the land of Israel” in Genesis — and that ethnically ‘we are the chosen people.”
But actually — and I could not believe my eyes when I saw this, I checked my reading with major scholars and they confirmed it — actually God’s “covenant” in Genesis, exodus and Deuteronomy with the Jewish people is NOT ABOUT AN ETHNICITY AND NOT ABOUT A CONTRACT. IT IS ABOUT A WAY OF BEHAVING.
Again and again in the “covenant” language He never says: “I will give you, ethnic Israelites, the land of Israel.” Rather He says something far more radical – far more subversive — far more Godlike in my view. He says: IF you visit those imprisoned…act mercifully to the widow and the orphan…welcome the stranger in your midst…tend the sick…do justice and love mercy ….and perform various other tasks…THEN YOU WILL BE MY PEOPLE AND THIS LAND WILL BE YOUR LAND.
So “my people” is not ethnic — it is transactional. We are God’s people not by birth but by a way of behaving, that is ethical, kind and just. And we STOP being “God’s people” when we are not ethical, kind and just. And ANYONE who is ethical, kind and just is, according to God in Genesis, “God’s people.”
And the “contract” to “give” us Israel is conditional — we can live in God’s land IF we are “God’s people” in this way — just, merciful, compassionate. AND — it never ever says, it is ONLY your land. Even when passages spell out geographical “boundaries” as if God does such a thing, it never says this is exclusively your land.
It never says I will give this land JUST to you. Remember these were homeless nomads who had left slavery in Egypt and were wandering around in the desert; at most these passages say, settle here, but they do not say, settle here exclusively. Indeed again and again it talks about welcoming “zarim” — translated as “strangers” but can also be translated as “people/tribes who are not you” — in your midst.
Blew my mind, hope it blows yours.”
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‘Mind-Blowing’ Bible Experience Answers: God Gave Israel To Jews?
Author Naomi Wolf was challenged to read the Bible. What she found blew her mind (her words). What she wrote about this is likely to blow your mind, too.
She posted the results on Facebook on Monday morning:
Okay, so I was challenged below: “Read the Bible! God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people.”
So….I may get crucified for this but I have started to say it — most recently (terrified, trembling) to warm welcome in a synagogue in LA:
Actually if you read Genesis Exodus and Deuteronomy in Hebrew — as I do — you see that God did not “give” Israel to the Jews/Israelites. We as Jews are raised with the creed that “God gave us the land of Israel” in Genesis — and that ethnically ‘we are the chosen people.”
But actually — and…
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Was it appropriate for the Middle East peace envoy to throw a lavish party for political cronies and minor celebrities as Israel slaughtered over 1000 Palestinian civilians?
WHERE was Middle East peace envoy last week as Israel invaded Gaza and committed horrific war crimes, killing over 1000 Palestinians, 80% of them civilians, 200 of them children?
Not at his official residence and office in the millionaires’ row of East Jerusalem, which costs £750,000 a year, and from where he directs his somewhat less than successful efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.
And what was Tony Blair doing, as Israel bombed hospitals, schools, centres for the disabled, and UN shelters to which 180,000…
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Before interviewing an Israeli spokesman, says Patrick Cockburn, all journalists should read Israel’s secret instruction booklet on how to handle the media.
ISRAELI spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on television and radio and in newspapers, Israeli government spokesmen such as Mark Regev appear slicker and less aggressive than their predecessors, who were often visibly indifferent to how many Palestinians were killed. There is a reason for this enhancement of the PR skills of Israeli spokesmen. Going by what they say, the playbook they are using is a professional, well-researched and confidential study on how to influence the media and public opinion in America and Europe. Written by the expert Republican pollster and political strategist Dr Frank Luntz, the study was commissioned five years ago by a group called The Israel Project, with offices in the US and Israel, for use by those “who are on the front lines of fighting the media war for Israel”. Every one of the 112 pages in the booklet is marked “not for distribution or publication” and it is easy to see why. The Luntz report, officially entitled “The Israel project’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary, was leaked almost immediately to Newsweek Online, but its true importance has seldom been appreciated. It should be required reading for everybody, especially journalists, interested in any aspect of Israeli policy because of its “dos and don’ts” for Israeli spokesmen. These are highly illuminating about the gap between what Israeli officials and politicians really believe, and what they say, the latter shaped in minute detail by polling to determine what Americans want to hear. Certainly, no journalist interviewing an Israeli spokesman should do so without reading this preview of many of the themes and phrases employed by Mr Regev and his colleagues. The booklet is full of meaty advice about how they should shape their answers for different audiences. For example, the study says that “Americans agree that Israel ‘has a right to defensible borders’. But it does you no good to define exactly what those borders should be. Avoid talking about borders in terms of pre- or post-1967, because it only serves to remind Americans of Israel’s military history. Particularly on the left this does you harm. For instance, support for Israel’s right to defensible borders drops from a heady 89 per cent to under 60 per cent when you talk about it in terms of 1967.” How about the right of return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled or fled in 1948 and in the following years, and who are not allowed to go back to their homes? Here Dr Luntz has subtle advice for spokesmen, saying that “the right of return is a tough issue for Israelis to communicate effectively because much of Israeli language sounds like the ‘separate but equal’ words of the 1950s segregationists and the 1980s advocates of Apartheid. The fact is, Americans don’t like, don’t believe and don’t accept the concept of ‘separate but equal’.” So how should spokesmen deal with what the booklet admits is a tough question? They should call it a “demand”, on the grounds that Americans don’t like people who make demands. “Then say ‘Palestinians aren’t content with their own state. Now they’re demanding territory inside Israel’.” Other suggestions for an effective Israeli response include saying that the right of return might become part of a final settlement “at some point in the future”. Dr Luntz notes that Americans as a whole are fearful of mass immigration into the US, so mention of “mass Palestinian immigration” into Israel will not go down well with them. If nothing else works, say that the return of Palestinians would “derail the effort to achieve peace”. The Luntz report was written in the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009, when 1,387 Palestinians and nine Israelis were killed. There is a whole chapter on “isolating Iran-backed Hamas as an obstacle to peace”. Unfortunately, come the current Operation Protective Edge, which began on 6 July, there was a problem for Israeli propagandists because Hamas had quarrelled with Iran over the war in Syria and had no contact with Tehran. Friendly relations have been resumed only in the past few days – thanks to the Israeli invasion. Much of Dr Luntz’s advice is about the tone and presentation of the Israeli case. He says it is absolutely crucial to exude empathy for Palestinians: “Persuadables [sic] won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Show Empathy for BOTH sides!” This may explain why a number of Israeli spokesman are almost lachrymose about the plight of Palestinians being pounded by Israeli bombs and shells. In a sentence in bold type, underlined and with capitalisation, Dr Luntz says that Israeli spokesmen or political leaders must never, ever justify “the deliberate slaughter of innocent women and children” and they must aggressively challenge those who accuse Israel of such a crime. Israeli spokesmen struggled to be true to this prescription when 16 Palestinians were killed in a UN shelter in Gaza last Thursday. There is a list of words and phrases to be used and a list of those to be avoided. Schmaltz is at a premium: “The best way, the only way, to achieve lasting peace is to achieve mutual respect.” Above all, Israel’s desire for peace with the Palestinians should be emphasised at all times because this what Americans overwhelmingly want to happen. But any pressure on Israel to actually make peace can be reduced by saying “one step at a time, one day at a time”, which will be accepted as “a commonsense approach to the land-for-peace equation”. Dr Luntz cites as an example of an “effective Israeli sound bite” one which reads: “I particularly want to reach out to Palestinian mothers who have lost their children. No parent should have to bury their child.” The study admits that the Israeli government does not really want a two-state solution, but says this should be masked because 78 per cent of Americans do. Hopes for the economic betterment of Palestinians should be emphasised. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is quoted with approval for saying that it is “time for someone to ask Hamas: what exactly are YOU doing to bring prosperity to your people”. The hypocrisy of this beggars belief: it is the seven-year-old Israeli economic siege that has reduced the Gaza to poverty and misery. On every occasion, the presentation of events by Israeli spokesmen is geared to giving Americans and Europeans the impression that Israel wants peace with the Palestinians and is prepared to compromise to achieve this, when all the evidence is that it does not. Though it was not intended as such, few more revealing studies have been written about modern Israel in times of war and peace. Source: The Independent
Many prominent figures from the academic world, the media and the arts have launched a petition asking that the BBC produce a televised, public debate to discuss how to redress the deficiencies in its coverage to offer a better account of the sources of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and therefore how it might be resolved. The signatories include many MPs, John Pilger, Ken Loach, Alice Walker, Roger Waters, Juliet Stevenson, Professor Ilan Pappe, Professor Greg Philo, Professor Avi Shlaim. To see the full list of original signatories and to add your name to the petition, see Palestine Legal Action Network…
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By Jonathan Cook
Here’s a hugely significant story that I suspect will get almost no play outside Palestinian solidarity sites. Mickey Rosenfeld, the Israeli police spokesman, has told BBC reporter Jon Donnison that there are no grounds for believing Hamas ordered the abduction of three Israeli teens on June 12. Rather, the police say, it was carried out by a rogue cell from Hebron with a loose political affiliation to Hamas.
It was those abductions, and Israel’s response in blaming Hamas and rounding up and jailing hundreds of its activists in the West Bank, that triggered Hamas rocket fire that in turn was used by Israel to justify its attack on Gaza, which is currently killing hundreds of civilians.
Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated at the time that he had cast-iron evidence that Hamas was behind the abductions and the…
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It has occurred to me only recently that there are a surprising number of new-ish christian churches which have their origins in freemasonry. First up… The Mormons Probably the first church I read about was the Mormon church of Salt Lake City, Utah (also known as the Church of the Latter Day Saints). The so-called christian church that promoted polygamy.
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This article’s intent is not to condemn Mormonism as a faith, but rather to analyze the symbols in Temple Square in an objective matter. A visitor of this religious area finds himself surrounded with symbols esoterically associated with Black Magic, evil or ancient paganism. Why are these symbols visible on supposedly Christian buildings, of all places? Many ex-Mormons have claimed that the LDS secretly leads followers to the worship of Lucifer. Are they right?
The Temple is the centerpiece of Temple Square and acts as the heart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The building itself is stern and imposing and surrounded with many sculptures. It is said to accomplish the same functions as the ancient Temple of Jerusalem. While we can write pages on how this is not true, we’ll focus on the structure itself.
The exterior of the Temple contains numerous symbols which are not simply remnants of ancient paganism but directly associated with evil. The most blatant symbol is the inverted pentagram.
This symbol is found all around Temple Square, in multiple forms. An upright pentagram stands for the five elements, protection against malignant spirits and is an embodiment of the Golden Proportion. It also signifies the dominance of the divine spirit on the lower nature of Man. Conversely, an upside down pentagram represents the submission of the spirit to matter and the submission of man to his lowest impulses.
“The pentagram with one point upwards repels evil, but a reversed pentagram, with two points upwards, is a symbol of the Devil and attracts sinister forces because it is upside down and because it stands for the number 2. It represents the great Goat of the witches’ sabbath and the two upward points are the Goat’s horn.” -Richard Cavendish, The Black Arts
Sun, Moon and Stars
The walls of the Temple bear Sun stones, phases of the moon and stars (in the form of inverted pentagrams). Those three celestial bodies can be found on ancient pagan temples and their use can be traced back to the times of Baal Worship. Through Mystery Religion, occult orders like the Freemasons have preserved those symbols and still apply them on their own monuments.
This classic masonic symbol representing the “Great Architect” is right on the facade of the Temple. It is surrounded by glory and a veil. It most probably represents the initiatic process of the Mormon Church, which is very similar to the one Freemasons go through.
Like Freemasons, Mormons learn secret handshakes and passwords during their initiation process. This handshake is on the facade of the Temple and is similar to the handshakes portrayed on Masonic buildings and monuments such as this one: On top of the handshake is the saying “I am Alpha and Omega”, which is taken from the Book of Revelation. It can be translated as “I am the beginning and the end”. The fact that it is placed on top of the handshake, the symbol representing LDS’s secret doctrine, makes me wonder who is the Alpha and Omega.
Each Mormon Temple has its own baptismal font, mounted on the backs of twelve life-size oxen. Mormons say it is modeled after the “laver” which was situated at the entrance of Solomon’s Temple. The only thing they’ve forgot to mention is that the laver was used by priests to clean themselves after animal sacrifices (laver means “to clean”). It was not used to baptise people. It was certainly not used for the “baptism of the dead”, a Mormon practice where deceased people become posthumously part of the Mormon church. Numerous scandalous baptisms have taken place where, for example, holocaust victims were baptized without the family’s consent. More recently, Barak Obama’s mother, who died of cancer has been baptised by the Mormons without consent. There is no trace of this disturbing practice in ancient Christianity or Judaism. Ex-Mormons who have witnessed these ceremonies say the rituals dwell in the fields of witchcraft and spirit invocation.
Museum of Church History and Art
This museum displays exhibits celebrating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its history. You can find information about their migration, settlements, and the men who have served as prophets and presidents from 1830 to the present. There is also a special kid’s corner. What better place to display…inverted pentagrams?
These two pentagrams appear at the entrance of the Museum of Church History and Art. Once again, it is important to stress the significance of this symbol as it is the equivalent of placing an upside down cross right on a church.
“In symbolism, an inverted figure always signifies a perverted power. The average person does not even suspect the occult properties of emblematic pentacles.” -Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages
The circled pentagram on the left is particularly significant due to the fact that it is used in Black Magick rituals.
“The black magician cannot use the symbols of white magic without bringing down upon himself the forces of white magic, which would be fatal to his schemes. He must therefore distort the hierograms so that they typify the occult fact that he himself is distorting the principles for which the symbols stand. Black magic is not a fundamental art; it is the misuse of an art. Therefore it has no symbols of its own. It merely takes the emblematic figures of white magic, and by inverting and reversing them signifies that it is left-handed. The pentagram is used extensively in black magic, but when so used its form always differs in one of three ways: The star may be broken at one point by not permitting the converging lines to touch; it may be inverted by having one point down and two up; or it may be distorted by having the points of varying lengths. When used in black magic, the pentagram is called the “sign of the cloven hoof,” or the footprint of the Devil. The star with two points upward is also called the “Goat of Mendes,” because the inverted star is the same shape as a goat’s head.” – Op. Cit
The Visitor’s Center
The Visitor’s Center is a tourist favorite but contains the most disturbing symbolism of Temple Square. It basically reveals the real object of worship of Mormonism.
The Christus Statue is said to be the icon of the LDS Church and is dramatically displayed in the Visitor’s Center. It is a replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Christus in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Mormon version is placed in front of an unusual setting: the universe. This might refer to the gnostic concept of “cosmic Christ”. One detail is however striking and unusual. You might know that one of the most basic ways to analyze a work of art is through the relation between light and shadow. Well in this setting, the Christus figure is actually casting a shadow on planet Earth. Isn’t Jesus considered the “Light of World”? Casting a shadow on something symbolically means that is it keeping it in darkness and ignorance. If this figure of Jesus isn’t the source of light, what is then? The answer lies within the rotonda of the Visitor’s Center.
The rotonda faces the Christus statue and bears a special kind of inverted pentagram.
The bottom point of the pentagram is elongated. This detail which goes unnoticed by most visitors, carries heavy occult meaning. First, the irregular length of the bottom point represents a perversion of the power of Good. Second, this particular pentagram, with the bottom point falling down carries a precise esoteric meaning: the fall of Lucifer, the Fallen Angel, theMorning Star.
“When the upright star turns and the upper point falls to the bottom, it signifies the fall of the Morning Star.” -Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages
After establishing this fact, the light and shadow riddle can easily be solved. Lucifer, the light bearer, is considered the source of light of the universe. The figure representing Jesus Christ blocks the source of light on Earth and thus meaning that Christianity has an obscuring effect on mankind. So this setup, who apparently celebrates the coming of Christ on Earth represents in actuality the exact opposite.
Throughout history, all spiritual currents have regarded light as being the ultimate representation of good, truth, beauty, knowledge and divine wisdom. In all religious art, the source of light is of an utmost importance. Some ex-mormons have claimed that the LDS worships Lucifer in subtle yet deceitful ways. The symbolism in place sure do corroborate their testimonies.
Another strange feature of the Visitor’s Center is the above arrangement: Adam and Eve kneeling in front of an altar which has fruit on it. This is a reference to Genesis IV, which describes the offerings of Cain and Able to God.
“1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering. 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6 And the lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted: and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door: and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. 8 And Cain talked with Abet his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.” -Genesis, Chapter IV
To sum up the story, Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. Abel was in charge of sheep, while Cain took care of the ground. When it was time to give offerings to God, Abel slew a lamb in sacrifice while Cain gave fruit. God accepted Abel’s gift but rejected Cain’s fruit (the reason for this is unclear). Cain then lost his tempter and ultimately killed his brother. The sculpture displayed at the LDS church portrays Adam and Eve offering fruit to God while a lamb (Abel’s gift) sits there alive and enjoying its non-sacrificed state. One can’t help but wonder: what does this piece represent if not a sense of resentment (maybe even defiance) towards a cruel and unjust god? Why do we portray Cain’s offering which was rejected by God? The meaning of this arrangement falls right into the beliefs of luciferians, who see God as a stubborn tyrant. Biblical and mythological figures who defy God are celebrated by the luciferian doctrine (see article on the Rockefeller Center). Lucifer, the light-bearer is considered to be hidden savior of humanity who brought the gift of godliness to humans.
Situated at the corner of State St. and South Temple, the Eagle gate is yet an other occurrence of an inverted pentagram. We can find on top of it a huge 200 pound eagle clawing a beehive, the symbol of Utah, of Mormonism and coincidentally an important symbol of Freemasonry.
This article barely scratches the surface on the occult symbols found at Temple Square. There are numerous esoteric concepts that can be studied such as reflective pools (who embody the notion of “As Above so Below”), phallic and yonic symbols, astronomical references to Saturn and many more. Without even having previous knowledge of the history, philosophy or beliefs of the LDS, a symbol-literate person can grasp the core intent of this church by reading the meaning of their art. The rituals, symbols and modus-operandi of the LDS are directly lifted from Scottish Rite masonry. The hidden meaning of the art at Temple Square incorporates a mix of pagan and subversive symbology and subtely celebrates the worship of Lucifer. I do not claim to be a specialist of Mormonism or of Joseph Smith Jr., the Mormon prophet. I’ve tried to stay as unbiased as possible in the research and composition of this article. I however know that the scriptures warn the world against false prophets and, from what I’ve gathered, Joseph Smith is as false as it gets. I hate to be the one to say it, but someone has to. Stay vigilant.
(Who does Romney really serve?) With Romney resurgent in the polls, I re-post this reminder that Obama and Romney represent different wings of a satanic cult, Freemasonry. Mormonism is not a Christian church, but a breakaway faction of Freemasonry.
Third Comment by Dan:
The official mainstream story is that Bundy was a criminal genius who managed to elude capture for at least six years, and probably more. The story and evidence ran much deeper than what was in the press. Still, during the 1980’s media wasn’t completely controlled, and local newspapers released bits of information that have been swept under the rug ever since. In the Spokane Daily Chronicle – Feb 3, 1976, there was an Associated Press article “POLICE FILE HINTS AT THE OCCULT”. The article said a Seattle occult crimes division folder called “File 1004″ connected “A Satanic cannibal murder in Montana” to “the disappearance of Northwest women in Oregon and Washington”. File 1004 contained reports from several ‘tipsters; about a man named Ted who held cult meetings, talked about the occult and Devil worship, and set up strange shrines in the forest”. One witness said Ted was a “Jesus freak”. The mix of devout Mormonism and secret life of Satanic acts, the name Ted, and the fact that the disappeared women referred to by the Spokane Daily Chronicle later turned out to be some of Bundy’s victims. “File 1004″ has long since vanished.
The excellent Vigilant Citizen explains the Masonic symbology at the Mormon Temple.
Freemasonry And Mormonism Masonic Roots Of Joseph Smith And Mormonism Mormonism Proven to Be Zionism’s Trojan Horse Masonic influences on Mormon ceremonies I think that’s fairly conclusively proven that Mormon brothers are worshipful brother Freemasons. So, moving on…
Above is the logo for the Church of Scientology cult. Notice the two Illuminati Pyramids!
HUBBARD AND THE OCCULT ***** By Jon Atack
(Part one of four parts) I stand before you having been accused in print by L. Ron Hubbard's followers of having an avid interest in black magic. I would like to put firmly on record that whatever interest I have is related entirely to achieving a better understanding of the creator of Dianetics and Scientology. Hubbard's followers have the right to be made aware that he had not only an avid interest, but that he was also a practitioner of black magic. Today I shall discuss these matters in depth, but I shall not repeat all of the proofs which already exist in my book A Piece of Blue Sky (1). Scientology is a twisting together of many threads. Ron Hubbard's first system, Dianetics, which emerged in 1950, owes much to early Freudian ideas (2). For example, Hubbard's "Reactive Mind" obviously derives from Freud's "Unconscious". The notion that this mind thinks in identities comes from Korzybski's General Semantics. Initially, before deciding that he was the sole source of Dianetics and Scientology (3), Hubbard acknowledged his debt to these thinkers (4). Dianetics bears marked similarites to work reported by American psychiatrists Grinker and Speigel (5) and English psychiatrist William Sargant (6). The first edition of Hubbard's 1950 text Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (7) carried an advertisment for a book published a year earlier (8). Psychiatrist Nandor Fodor had been writing about his belief in the residual effects of the birth trauma for some years, following in the footsteps of Otto Rank. In lectures given in 1950, Hubbard also referred to works on hynopsis which had obviously influenced his techniques (9). The very name "Dianetics" probably owes something to the, at the time, highly popular subject of Cybernetics. (10). By 1952, Hubbard had lost the rights to Dianetics, having bailed out just before the bankruptcy of the original Hubbard Research Foundation. He had also managed to avoid the charges brought against that Foundation by the New Jersey Medical Association for teaching medicine without a license (11). In a matter of days in the early spring of 1952, Hubbard moved from his purported "science of mental health" into the territory of reincarnation and spirit possession. He called his new subject Scientology, claiming that the name derived for "scio" and "logos" and meant "knowing how to know". However, Hubbard was notorious for his sly humour and "scio" might also refer to the Greek word for a "shade" or "ghost". Scientology itself had already been used at the turn of the century to mean "pseudo-science" and in something close to Hubbard's meaning in 1934 by one of the proponents of Aryan racial theory (12). Other possible links between Hubbard's thought and that of the Nazis will be made clear later in this paper. Scientology seems to be a hybrid of science-fiction and magic. Hubbard's reflection on philosophy seem to derive largely from Will Durant's Story of Philosophy (13) and the works of Aleister Crowley. Aleister Crowley is surely the most famous black magician of the twentieth-century. It is impossible to arrive at an understanding of Scientology without taking into account its creator's extensive involvement with magic. The trail has been so well obscured in the past that even such a scholar as Professor Gordon Melton has been deceived into the opinion that Hubbard was not a practitioner of ritual magic and that Scientology is not related to magical beliefs and practices. In the book A Piece of Blue Sky, I explored these connections in detail. The revealations surrounding Hubbard's private papers in the 1984 Armstrong case in California makes any denial of the connections fatuous. The significances of these connections is of course open to discussion. The chapter in A Piece of Blue Sky that describes Hubbard's involvement with the ideas of magic is called His Magickal Career. I hope I shall be excused for relying upon it. I shall also here describe further research, and comment particularly upon Hubbard's use of magical symbols, and the inescapable view that many of the beliefs and practices of Scientology are a reformation of ritual magic (14). In 1984, a former close colleague of Hubbard's told me that thirty years before when asked how he had managed to write Dianetics: The Modern Science Of Mental Health in just three weeks, Hubbard had replied that it had been automatic writing. He said that the book had been dictated by "the Empress". At the time, I had no idea who or what "the Empress" might be. Later, I noticed that in an article printed immediately prior to the book Dianetics, Hubbard had openly admitted to his use of "automatic writing, speaking and clairvoyance" (15). However, it took several years to understand this tantalising reference to the Empress. In the 1930's, Hubbard became friendly with fellow adventure writer Arthur J. Burks. Burks described an encounter with "the Redhead" in his book Monitors. The text makes it clear that "the Redhead" is none other than Ron Hubbard. Burk said that when the Redhead had been flying gliders he would be saved from trouble by a "smiling woman" who would appear on the aircraft's wing (16). Burk put forward the view that this was the Redhead's "monitor" or guardian angel. In 1945, Hubbard became involved with Crowley's acolyte, Jack Parsons. Parsons wrote to Crowley that Hubbard had "described his angel as a beautiful winged women with red hair, whom he calls the Empress, and who had guided him through his life and saved him many times." In the Crowleyite system, adherents seek contact with their "Holy Guardian Angel". John Whiteside Parsons, usually known as Jack, first met Hubbard at a party in August 1945. When his terminal leave from the US Navy began, on Dec 6th, 1945, Hubbard went straight to Parsons' house in Pasadena, and took up residence in a trailer in the yard. Parsons was a young chemist who had helped set up Jet Propulsion Laboratories and was one of the innovators of solid fuel for rockets. Parsons was besotted with Crowley's Sex Magick, and had recently become head of the Agape Lodge of the Church of Thelema in Los Angeles. The Agape Lodge was an aspect of the Ordo Templi Orientis, the small international group headed by Aleister Crowley. Parsons' girlfriend soon transferred her affection to Hubbard. With her, Hubbard and Parsons formed a business partnership, as a consequence of which Parsons lost most of his money to Hubbard. However, before Hubbard ran away with the loot, he and Parsons participated in magical rituals which have received great attention among contemporary practitioners. Parsons and Hubbard together performed their own version of the secret eighth degree ritual (17) of the Ordo Templi Orientiis in January 1946. The ritual is called "concerning the secret marriage of gods with men" or "the magical masturbation" and is usually a homosexual ritual. The purpose of this ritual was to attract a women willing to participate in the next stage of Hubbard and Parsons' Sex Magick. Hubbard and Parsons were attempting the most daring magical feat imaginable. They were trying to incarnate the Scarlet Woman described in the Book of Revelation as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlot and Abominations of the Earth...drunken with the blood of saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus."(18). During the rituals, Parsons described Babalon as "mother of anarchy and abominations". The women who they believed had answered their call, Majorie Cameron, joined in with their sexual rituals in March 1946. Parsons used a recording machine to keep a record of his ceremonies. He also kept Crowley informed by letter. The correspondence still exists. Crowley wrote to his deputy in New York "I get fairly frantic when I contemplate the idiocy of these louts". Crowley was being disingenous. His own novel The Moonchild describes a ritual with a similar purpose. Further, the secret IXth degree ritual of the Ordo Templi Orientis (19) contains "Of the Homunculus" in which the adept seeks to create a human embodiment of one of the energies of nature - a god or goddess. The ritual says "to it thou are Sole God and Lord, and it must serve thee." In fact, Hubbard and Parsons were committing sacrilege in Crowley's terms. Crowley respelled "Babylon" as he respelled "magic". His magick was entirely dedicated to Babalon, the Scarlet Woman. Crowley believed himself the servant and slave of Babalon, the antichrist, styling himself "The Beast, 666". For anyone to try to incarnate and control the goddess must have been an impossible blasphemy to him. Crowley, after all, called Babalon "Our Lady". Hubbard and Parsons attempt did not end with the conception of a human child. However, just as Crowley said that "Gods are but names for the forces of Nature themselves" (21), so it might be speculated that Hubbard embodied Babalon not in human form, but through his organization. Parsons sued Hubbard in Florida in July 1946, managing to regain a little of his money. The record of their rituals was later transcribed and has since been published as The Babalon Working (22). Parsons made a return to Magick, writing The Book of The Antichrist in 1949 (23). Parsons pronounced himself the Antichrist. In a scientology text, Hubbard spoke favourably of Parsons, making no mention of their magical liason (24). A Piece of Blue Sky covers Hubbard's involvement with Parsons in much greater detail than I have given here. Hubbard's interest in the occult was kindled long before he met Parsons. It dates back at least to his membership of the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis or AMORC, in 1940. Hubbard had completed the first two neophyte degrees before his membership lapsed, and later there were private complaints that he had incorporated some of the teaching he had promised to keep secret into Scientology (25). Having stolen Parsons' girl and his money, Hubbard carried on with magical practices of his own devising. Scientology attempted to reclaim documents which recorded these practices in its case against former Hubbard archivist Gerald Armstrong. Some $280,000 was paid to publishers Ralston Pilot to prevent publication of Omar Garrison's authorised biography of Hubbard. However, Garrison retained copies of thousands of Hubbard's documents and showed me one which had been referred to in the Armstrong trial. The Blood Ritual is an invokation of the Egyptian goddess Hathor, performed by Hubbard during the late 1940's. As the name suggests, the ritual involved the use of blood. Hubbard mingled his own blood with that of his then wife (the girlfriend he had stolen from Parsons and with whom Hubbard contracted a bigamous marriage.) In a 1952 Scientology lecture, Hubbard referred to "Aleister Crowley, my very good friend" (26). In fact, the two black magicians never met, and Crowley expressed a very low opinion of the man who he saw had tricked his disciple Jack Parsons. Even so, Hubbard had a very positive regard for Crowley, calling his work "fascinating" (27) and recommending one of his books to Scientologists. Having referred to Crowley as "The Beast 666", Hubbard said that he had "picked a level of religious worship which is very interesting." (28). He also made it clear that he had read the fundamental text of the Crowley teaching, The Book of the Law (29).
(Part three of four parts) Scientology surely has the distinction of containing the largest collection of teachings produced by one man. There are more than a hundred books and over 2,500 recorded lectures. But there are also thousands of registered trademarks, including many symbols. Many of these symbols have magical significance. It seems highly unlikely given his study of the occult that Hubbard was unaware of the earlier use of these symbols. The Scientology cross which Hubbard claimed to have seen in an old Spanish church in Arizona (86) is markedly similar to the Rosicrucian cross (87) and also to Aleister Crowley's OTO cross. Hubbard had been a member of the Rosicrucians. He had also commented on Crowley's Tarot which carries the OTO cross on the back of every card. Hubbard cannot have been ignorant of these uses. The Scientology cross could also be seen as a crossed out cross, with potentially Satanic implications. It seems strange that Hubbard who called Scientology a "better" activity than Christianity (88) called Christ an invention (89) and said that the "Creator of Heaven" would be found "with beetles under the rocks" (90), should have adopted the exclusive Christian word "church", the garb of Christian ministers and the use of the cross as a symbol. But Scientology is based upon deception and contradictions. The Rosicrucians and the Freemasons share a ritual called the "grave of fire" (91). A senior Rosicrucian who had also studied Scientology told me that the initiate lies on a carpet within a pattern of lapping flames. He claimed that Scientology's Religious Technology Center - or RTC - symbol was very similar. The RTC symbol contains the Dianetics triangle, which is a common magicical symbol, representing the door of the Cabala, the letter Daleth. Hubbard indeed assigned it to the Greek equivalent of Daleth, Delta. The triangle on its base is also the symbol of Set, the Egyptian god called by some "the destroyer of man", the male equivalent of Babalon. Indeed Crowley equates Set with Satan (93). The triangle is universally recognised as a sign of malign power. Alexandra David-Neel commented upon its use as such among the Tibetians. Her best-selling books of the 1930's contain many other possible comparisons with Hubbard's work. The "S and double triangle" is a major symbol found throughout Scientology. The "S" supposedly represents "Scientology" and the two triangles Affinity-Reality-Communication and Knowledge-Responsibility-Control. There is another possible interpretation. The "S" seen on its own can easily be seen as a snake. To Crowley, indeed, the "S" represented the tempting serpent, Satan. Perhaps Hubbard's "thetan" is pronounced to match with a lisped "satan"? He was after all wry in his humour. The two triangles can be assembled differently to form the Star of David, called the Seal of Solomon by magicians (94). This symbol allegedly represents "tetragrammaton" the holy name of God which must never be spoken. Perhaps breaking it apart is simlar to hanging the Christian cross upside down. Next we see the Sea Organization symbol. The five pointed star, or pentacle is the most commonly known symbol of magical power. It is held between two thirteen-leaved laurels. Armstrong told me in 1984 that judging by the papers in Hubbard's archive the creator of Scientology was more interested in numerology than any other aspect of magic. Among the more seemingly fanciful claims of Hubbard's oldest son, L. Ron, junior, was that his father was the successor to the magicians who created Nazism. Nazism was certainly an authoritarian group, a protypical destructive cult. Recent revealations about leading Scientologist Thomas Marcellus' long-running direction of the Institute for Historical Review can only add to speculation (95). Dusty Sklar has said that had she known about Hubbard she would have used him in the last chaper of The Nazis and the Occult rather than Sun Myung Moon (96). L. Ron, junior, was sure that the teachings of the Germanen Orden and the Thule Society had passed directly to his father by courier. In this light, the white circle on a red square of Scientology's International Management Organization (97) can be readily compared to the Nazi flag. The four lightning flashes or "sig runes" are also common to Nazism. No explanation is given for these sig runes by Scientology. They also appear on the RTC symbol. At the time that both of these symbols were introduced, Hubbard also created the International Finance Police, headed by the International Finance Dictator. An unusual choice of words. Hitler too had been aware of the power of occult symbols and rituals. Speaking of Freemasons, he said "All the supposed abominations, the skeletons and death's head, the coffins and the mysteries, are mere bogeys for children. But there is one dangerous element and that is the element I have copied from them. They form a sort of priestly nobility. They have developed and esoteric doctrine more merely formulated, but imparted through the symbols and mysteries in degrees of initiation. The hierarchical organization and the initiation through symbolic rites, that is to say, without bothering the brain by working on the imagination through magic and the symbols of a cult, all this has a dangerous element, and the element I have taken over. Don't you see that our party must be of this character...? An Order, the hierarchial Order of a secular priesthood."
Parsons used his “magical wand” to whip up a vortex of energy so the elemental would be summoned. Translated into plain English, Parsons jerked off in the name of spiritual advancement whilst Hubbard (referred to as “The Scribe” in the diary of the event) scanned the astral plane for signs and visions.
Parsons and Hubbard collaborated on the “Babalon Working“, a sex magic ritual intended to summon an incarnation of Babalon, the Mother of Abominations:
1/4 BBC Panorama: Los Secretos de Scientology (Cienciología)
|Above: An orthodox Catholic priest holds an occult cross. Carefully notice the Skull and Bones emblem.||Above: The official emblem of THE ORDER OF DEATH, unofficially known as SKULL AND BONES.|
One of the biggest occult groups is Freemasonry, who’s false god is Baphomet (Albert Pike’s creation), pictured to the right. Few people know that Charles Taze Russell (founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses), and Joseph Smith (founder of Mormonism) were BOTH 33rd degree Freemasons. Ron Hubbard (founder of Scientology) was also a 33rd degree Freemason, and good friends with the most renowned Satanist of the 20th century, Aleister Crowley. The female founder’s of Christian Science and Seventh-Day Adventism were also deeply steeped into the occult. Judaism is largely based upon occult Kaballah, as is Freemasonry. The Mormon religion is also deeply rooted in Kaballah, which embraces Jewish mysticism going back to ancient Babylon when the Jews were in captivity for 70 years, and also from when the Jews were captive in Egypt as slaves. The “synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9) has its roots in Pagan Babylonian and Egyptian religions, which has survived today in various occult organizations. This is why occult members are infatuated with Egyptian history, the pyramids and the ancient mysteries of Babylon. Interestingly, Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17-19,25 in the Bible mentions the QUEEN OF HEAVEN, which is another name for the VIRGIN MARY which Catholics worship. Here’s the Queen of Heaven Catholic school. Catholics fail to realize that they are worshipping the same Pagan Queen of Heaven which the Babylonians worshipped in the 6th and 7th century B.C. Woe unto Catholics! I love Catholic people, but they are unknowingly worshipping Satan. Jesus said they worship God in vain because they follow their OWN TRADITIONS instead of obeying the commandments of God (Mark 7:7-13). I speak the truth in love. I was watching EWTN (the Catholic’s Eternal Word Television Network) the other day. It was their morning mass between 8 to 9 A.M. daily. Lo and behold, the priest was walking around with a golden monstrance (shaped like an illuminati pyramid) for everyone to see. This is no coincidence. The photo to the left is the official symbol of the Masonic lodge. Notice the illuminati pyramid at the top, and the occult handshake beneath. Also, notice the eye of Horus within the pyramid. Keep reading, you may lose some sleep tonight. Take a look at the occult illuminati eye in the photo below. Above: A Mormon apron as seen on A&E TV, inside the Salt Lake City Temple. This apron is located in the Mormon temple in Salt Lake City. Below is the front entrance to the same Mormon temple. Notice the same Masonic handshake (as seen above) within the all-seeing eye. Above: Another entrance to the Salt Lake City, Utah, Mormon Temple. Mormon founder, Joseph Smith, was a 33rd degree Freemason. See,Mormonism and Freemasonry. You see, the Devil requires allegiance from those who would become successful in this world. This allegiance has infiltrated the music industry, the newsmedia, Hollywood, government and the corporate world as well. Satan is working relentlessly to corrupt the masses. The image below is sister Faustina’s Image of Divine Mercy, worshipped around the world by Catholics… Above: Notice the illuminati pyramid in THE IMAGINE OF DIVINE MERCY. This is no joke friend, you have been deceived by the Devil, the father of all liars. Most people in the world today have churchianity without Christianity, and religion without truth. I’m not trying to be unkind; but to warn you about Satan’s works of darkness. Whether it be Mormonism, Catholicism, or the Jehovah’s Witnesses—they’re all in league with Satan! God never started a religion—Jesus simply came to save sinners, asking us to believe upon Him alone to forgive our sins (John 3:16-18). Above is the logo for the Church of Scientology cult. Notice the two Illuminati Pyramids! Below is a photo of where Jehovah’s Witness’ founder, Charles T. Russell, is buried in the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center Cemetery. As you can see, Satan is behind ALL of the major religions. Notice the creepy New World Order pyramid. Also notice the crown with the cross through it, another occult symbol … Above: This is the inscription on the same pyramid above, where Jehovah’s Witness’ founder, and occult Mason, Charles T. Russell, is buried. Above: a close-up of the inscription on the pyramid Clearly, there is an occult connection between many false religions and Satan. You don’t have to believe it if you don’t want to, but the evidence is solid. As I mentioned earlier, Satan requires allegiance in exchange for power, fortune and success in this world. If you want to become successful and continue to be successful in the media, music and corporate world, then you had better make a bunch of Satanic hand salutes and employ occult symbols in all your advertising. The photo to the right shows the CBS’ logo—the all-seeing eye. To the left, an illuminati eye is seen in aStarbuck’s window. Society is so infested with Satanism that few people even realize what is happening nowadays. Below is an image from Nickelodeon…. Devil Companies These are symbols of the coming beast system of the antichrist. What does this all mean? Few people realize just how connected false religions are with the occult, and Satan. Freemasonry is of the Devil, forbidding any of it’s members from praying “in Jesus’ name” in any lodge. Freemasonry teaches the New Age lie that there are many paths to the light; but the Word of God declares in John 14:6 there’s ONLY one way to God the Father… “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” It’s Jesus or Hell. All the religion in the world never saved anyone. In fact, religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this sin-cursed world! Jesus came to set us free from sin, and to give us eternal life through His blood … “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” —Colossians 1:14 Salvation happens when a person acknowledges their guilt of sin, coming to God on the basis that they’re a hell-deserving sinner, believing on Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, to forgive their sins. Thus, we are saved by Christ’s righteousness (Matthew 6:33; 2nd Corinthians 5:21); and not by any self-righteousness of our own, and a good thing, because we have none to offer God (Isaiah 64:6). Salvation is freely given (Romans 5:15), freely offered (Romans 10:13), and freely received (Revelation 22:17). Eternal life is the gift of God (Romans 6:23). Salvation is receiving, not giving. Amen! Below: What you see on the tombstone of the founder of the Watchtower movement is the Knights Templar Symbol for the York Rite of Freemasonry (See below). This degree is equivalent to the 33rd Degree of Freemasonry and is the highest degree of the York Rite indicating that he knew whom he was serving. It was not Jesus Christ of Nazareth to be sure. Shown below are examples of how the Christian Science and Jehovah’s Witnesses cults have used this symbol. This is where Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916), 33rd Degree Freemason and founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses cult is buried. Christian Science symbol http://www.christianscienceaspen.com/christianscience.html Founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Charles Taze Russell’s Masonic grave Masonic Knights Templar Symbol Tim LaHaye’s book, The Power Of The Cross, features an occult symbol on the cover The above picture on the left is the cover of the recent book (1999) by Tim LaHaye called, The Power of the Cross. The one on the right is a centuries old Masonic symbol of the Knights Templar. Some might mistake it for a Christian symbol, but Masonic author Ray Denslow reveals its true sinister meaning: “The Cross and Crown may be said to be confined almost exclusively to the historical degrees in Masonry as exemplified in the various orders of knighthood of York and Scottish rites. In Gaul we find the cross to have been a solar symbol when it had equal arms and angles; to the Phoenicians it was an instrument of sacrifice to their God, Baal; and to the Egyptians, the crux ansata was his symbol of eternal life.” (Ray V. Denslow, Masonic Portraits, Transactions of the Missouri Lodge of Research, vol. #29, p.7 — emphasis in the original)Masonic authority Albert Pike also wrote of the meaning of the above symbol in his book Morals and Dogma, explaining that it has a sexual connotation to it as well. (Why is this symbol on a ‘Christian’ book cover). Was it also a coincidence that LaHaye and his associates set up their Pretrib Research Center in a place that’s considered a vortex of occultic power in Washington D.C. They were located on L’Enfant Promenade, a street named after the Mason Pierre Charles L’Enfant who designed the city in Masonic and Occultic symbols. From there, coincidently, they moved their research center to the Dallas area, another city that is sacred to Freemasonry because of its proximity to the 33rd degree of latitude. Christians aren’t supposed to believe in coincidences? Above: Oral Roberts Medical Center. Notice the Illuminati pyramid. Oral Roberts was an occult 33rd degree Freemason. The Charismatic Movement teaches the lie of Lordship Salvation, a false Gospel. Jack Chick caters to them in his tracts by requiring people to be willing to stop living in sin to be saved. It is not what you’re doing that gets you to Heaven, it’s where you’re looking. Look to Jesus! The Bahá’í Faith The demonic Bahá’í Faith is another New World Order religion. The basic principles of their organization are:
- The oneness of the world of humanity
- The foundations of all religions is one
- Religion must be the cause of unity
- Religion must be in accord with science
- Independent investigations of truth
- Equality between men and women
- The abolition of all forms of prejudice
- Universal peace
- Universal education
That is exactly what the New World Order is all about. Those in the Bahá’í Faith seek unity at the expense of Biblical truth. 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17 says there can be no fellowship between Christ and Belial (Satan). There can be no union between Light and darkness. There can be no part between the temple of God and idols. The most damning of the basic tenants of the Bahá’í Faith is the teaching that the foundation of all religions is one. This is the core teaching of New Age, that everyone worships the same God. Nothing could be further from the truth. Muslims who follow Islam, reject the Biblical truth that God has a Son. Islam denies Jesus as the Christ. Judaism denies Jesus as the Christ. Buddhism denies Jesus as the Christ. Hinduism denies Jesus as the Christ. 1st John 2:22 calls them all liars and antichrists. Ellen G. White and Freemasonry Photo to Right: Founder of 7th Day Adventism, Ellen G. White’s Tomb Stone. Notice the Illuminati symbol. Obelisks represent Freemasonry, clearly evidenced by the Washington Monument. George Washington was a 33rd Degree Freemason. Without prophetess Ellen G. White (November 26, 1827 — July 16, 1915) there would be no Seventh-day Adventist [SDA] Church; however, SDAs seek to avoid the issue because Ellen G. White’s life was saturated with occultism, damnable heresies and bizarre experiences. SDAs revere White’s writings as being equally inspired with the Bible. Interestingly, Charles Taze Russell (founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses), Ron Hubbard (founder of Scientology), and Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormon religion) were all 33rd Degree Freemasons. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, was an associate of 33rd Degree Freemason Henry Steele Olcott who founded the Satan worshipping cult called the “Theosophical Society” with evil female Freemason, mother of the New Age Movement and Hitler’s spiritual guide, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. PROOF that Seventh-Day Adventism is a big scam is that Seventh-Day Adventism DIDN’T exist before 1844. Seventh-Day Adventists have a bizarre teaching, exclusive to their religion, called “investigative judgment,” which claims that Jesus entered into the heavenly holy place in 1844 to finish making atonement for our sins. No such doctrine is taught in the Bible. Why was there NO teaching of the “investigative judgment” before 1844? Why isn’t this doctrine found in the Word of God? Why do SDA’s only recognize Ellen G. White as a prophetess? Do you mean to tell me that no other prophets have appeared in nearly 2,000 years? According to the Bible (in Hebrews 1:1 and 2), “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son…” According to God’s Word, there are NO prophets today, nor have there been since John completed the Book of Revelation in A.D. 96; thus, completing the Bible. The Word of God is our Final and Only Authority! Jesus NEVER told us to look for another messenger or prophet. If what SDA’s teach is true concerning Ellen G. White, then surely the Word of God would have foretold of the coming of such a great prophetess, who would revealNEW DOCTRINES. To the contrary, the Bible says nothing of the such. I find it utterly disturbing that the entire SDA religion was formed out of a major embarrassment, when a foolish Baptist preacher twisted the Bible around, set a date for Christ to return, and then Christ DIDN’T return. Not even a lightning bolt. To avoid looking like complete idiots, they started a new religion, i.e., Seventh-Day Adventism. Prior to Miller’s failed prophecy, people had quit their jobs, given away all their worldly possessions, and sold their homes. We’re talking 10,000 people! This is the confusion, embarrassment, and bizarre circumstances from which Seventh-Day Adventism was birthed. And another thing, why did all those Baptists suddenly descent, starting a whole different religion? What was wrong with the Baptist religion? It just shows that many Baptists aren’t saved either. In the 1950’s, the U.S. government came to America’s churches and offered them tax-exemption in exchange for their souls, i.e., if they’d convert their church into a government-controlled charity instead. The 501c3 non-profit scam was born, thus turning all of America’s churches into businesses. I’m not saying that all churches are of the Devil; but I am saying that a 501c3 charity is NOT a Biblical church. A group of born-again believers may assemble as a church within the structure of a 501c3 organization, but the business is NOT the church, and never will be! Jesus never started a religion. The church is NOT a religion. The Church is the kingdom of God, which Jesus said is within the body of every born-again believer (Luke 17:21; Romans 8:9). Satan is the god of this sinful world (2nd Corinthians 4:4) and operates through the occult to perform his works of darkness. 2nd Corinthians 11:13,14 informs us that Satan transforms himself into an angel of light to deceive people, and his sinister ministers are transformed into ministers of righteousness. God hates false religion (Proverb 6:16-19). Should it be surprising then that the Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientologists, Christian Scientists, Seventh-Day Adventists and other religions are all OF THE DEVIL. I’ve just scratched the tip of the iceberg, exposing numerous false religions which are sworn to the New World Order. There is a visible, obvious, verifiable occult connection between nearly all major religions today, especially with Freemasonry… The Freemason occult is the common denominator. The Occult Roots of Seventh-day Adventism
July 9, 2014 If you wonder why the world is such a mess, look at the goals and methods of the people who run it. This excerpt provides some lesser-known details about the formation of the Illuminati and their methods. It focuses on Adam Weishaupt, but he was only the front man for the Rothschild banking syndicate. THE JEWS, THE MASONS AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
by Vladimir Moss
(Excerpt by henrymakow.com) The Illuminati was founded on May 1, 1776 by a Bavarian professor called Adam Weishaupt, “a Jew by race who had been baptized a Roman Catholic and had become professor of canon law at the Roman Cathlic university of Ingoldstadt in Bavaria.” (Jasper Ridley, The Freemasons, London: Constable, 1999, p. 114). Another founder member, Count Mirabeau, noted in the same year of 1776: “The Lodge Theodore de Bon Conseil at Munich, where there were a few men with brains and hearts, was tired of being tossed about by the vain promises and quarrels of Masonry. The heads resolved to graft on to their branch another secret association to which they gave the name of the Order of the Illuminés. They modeled it on the Society of Jesus, whilst proposing to themselves something diametrically opposed.” [25-footnotes are at source] “Our strength,” wrote Weishaupt, “lies in secrecy. Therefore we must without hesitation use as a cover some innocent societies. The lodges of blue masonry are a fitting veil to hide our real aims, since the world is accustomed to expecting nothing important or constructive from them. Their ceremonies are considered pretty trifles for the amusement of big children. The name of a learned society is also a magnificent mask behind which we can hide our lower degrees.” “Weishaupt constructed his organization on several levels, revealing his most radical plans only to his chosen co-workers. Weishaupt chose the members of his organization mainly amidst young people, carefully studying each candidature. “Having sifted out the unreliable and dubious, the leaders of the order performed on the rest a rite of consecration, which took place after a three-day fast in a dark basement. Every candidate was consecrated separately, having first had his arms and legs bound. [Then] from various corners of the dark basement the most unexpected questions were showered upon the initiate. “Having replied to the questions, he swore absolute obedience to the leaders of the order. Every new member signed that he would preserve the secrets of the organization under fear of the death penalty… “The newcomer received a special pseudonym (order’s name), usually borrowed from ancient history…, and got to know an ancient Persian method of timekeeping, the geography of the order, and also a secret code. “Weishaupt imposed into the order a system of global spying and mutual tailing. “Most of the members were at the lowest level of the hierarchy… Weishaupt proceeded to create an inner secret circle within Masonry. SATANIST JEWISH CABALISM (ILLUMINISM) MASKED BY CHRISTIANITY His first idea was to make Fire Worship the religion of Illuminism; the profession of Christianity therefore appears to have been an after-thought. Evidently Weishaupt discovered, as others have done, that Christianity lends itself more readily to subversive ideas than any other religion. And in the passages which follow we find adopting the old ruse of representing Christ as a Communist and as a secret-society adept. But the whole religious side of Weishaupt’s system is in fact simply a ruse to attract religious men. Weishaupt himself despised religion: “You cannot imagine,” he wrote, “what consideration and sensation our Priest’s degree is arousing. The most wonderful thing is that great Protestant and reformed theologians who belong to Q [Illuminism] still believe that the religious teaching imparted in it contains the true and genuine spirit of the Christian religion. Oh! men, of what cannot you be persuaded? I never thought that I should become the founder of a new religion.” Only gradually, and only to a very few of his closest associates, did Weishaupt reveal the real purpose of his order – the revolutionary overthrow of the whole of society, civil and religious. Weishaupt has been credited with founding the idea of world revolution. Elements of all religions and philosophical systems, including Christianity and Masonry, were used by Weishaupt to enrol a body of influential men (about 2500 at one time) who would obey him in all things while knowing neither him personally nor the real aims of the secret society they had been initiated into. The use of codes and pseudonyms, and the pyramidal structure of his organization, whereby nobody on a lower level knew what was happening on the one above his, while those on the higher levels knew everything about what was happening below them, was copied by all succeeding revolutionary organizations. In 1782 Weishaupt convened a Universal Congress of Illuminati in Wilhelmsbad, and was well on the way to taking over Freemasonry when, in July, 1785, an Illuminatus was struck by lightning and papers found on him led to the Bavarian government banning the organization. However, both Illuminism and Weishaupt continued in existence – only France rather than Germany became the centre of their operations. Thus the Parisian lodge of the Amis Réunis, renamed the Ennemis Réunis, gathered together all the really radical Masons from various other lodges, many of which were still royalist, and turned them, often unconsciously, into agents of Weishaupt. These adepts included no less than thirty princes. For it was characteristic of the revolution that among those who were most swept up by the madness of its intoxication were those who stood to lose most from it. Some far-sighted men, such as the Apostolic Nuncio in Vienna and the Marquis de Luchet, warned against Illuminism, and de Luchet predicted almost exactly the course of events that the revolution would take on the basis of his knowledge of the order. But no one paid any attention. LIBERALISM, SOCIALISM: SYSTEMS FOR DECEIVING THE MASSES But then, in October, 1789 a pamphlet was seized in the house of the wife of Mirabeau’s publisher among Mirabeau’s papers and published two years later. “‘We must overthrow all order, suppress all laws, annul all power, and leave the people in anarchy…’We must caress their vanity, flatter their hopes, promise them happiness after our work has been in operation; we must elude their caprices and their systems at will, for the people as legislators are very dangerous, they only establish laws which coincide with their passions, their want of knowledge would besides only give birth to abuses. “But as the people are a lever which legislators can move at their will, we must necessarily use them as a support, and render hateful to them everything we wish to destroy and sow illusions in their path; we must also buy all the mercenary pens which propagate our methods and which will instruct the people concerning their enemies which we attack. The clergy, being the most powerful through public opinion, can only be destroyed by ridiculing religion, rendering its ministers odious, and only representing them as hypocritical monsters… ‘Libels must at every moment show fresh traces of hatred against the clergy. To exaggerate their riches, to makes the sins of an individual appear to be common to all, to attribute to them all vices; calumny, murder, irreligion, sacrilege, all is permitted in times of revolution.’ “‘We must degrade the nobles and attribute it to an odious origin, establish a germ of equality which can never exist but which will flatter the people; [we must] immolate the most obstinate, burn and destroy their property in order to intimidate the rest, so that if we cannot entirely destroy this prejudice we can weaken it and the people will avenge their vanity and their jealousy by all the excesses which will bring them to submission.’ “After describing how the soldiers are to be seduced from their allegiance, and the magistrates represented to the people as despots, ‘since the people, brutal and ignorant, only see the evil and never the good of things,’ the writer explains they must be given only limited power in the municipalities. “‘Let us beware above all of giving them too much force; their despotism is too dangerous, we must flatter the people by gratuitous justice, promise them a great diminution in taxes and a more equal division, more extension in fortunes, and less humiliation. These phantasies [vertiges] will fanaticize the people, who will flatten out all resistance. What matter the victims and their numbers? Spoliations, destructions, burnings, and all the necessary effects of a revolution? Nothing must be sacred and we can say with Machiavelli: “What matter the means as long as one arrives at the end?“‘”
Iglesia Ni Christo (Philippines)
The Iglesia ni Cristo is 99 years old and here’s what you should know about this decades-old Church
- In the services, men are segregated from women
- They are prohibited from being engaged or marrying anyone not in the cult
- Prohibited from joining labour unions
- Prohibited from filing any complaints or action against any brother in any courts of law for any case, civil or criminal
- Prohibited from using computers to track any financial matters or records of the congregation.
Known for its influence on Philippine society, the INC counts prominent political leaders, celebrities, and media personalities among its ranks
Known for its influence within Philippine society, the INC counts prominent political leaders, celebrities, and media personalities among its ranks.
Known as the lawyer of former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, he has been counsel, too, for celebrities. But it’s not just his willingness to take on high-profile cases that has thrust him into the national spotlight; the lawyer from Cavite has displayed a knack for mastering the art of being quotable.
Who could forget the controversial gamble he made in 2011, when he offered to have his testicles removed in a bid to assure the government that the Arroyos would return to the Philippines?
Asked what drew him to INC, Topacio launched into an impassioned speech on the group’s Bible-based teachings and sense of kinship.
“By virtue of the fact that members called you ‘brother,’ they treat you like a true sibling,” he said.
This idea of unity drives the INC’s practice of voting as a bloc and bans members from filing cases against fellow INC brothers. But Topacio said he has never been at odds with the INC doctrines and his own beliefs as a lawyer.
Most of the time, he said, a simple apology would suffice between clients who are in conflict with INC members.
We only participate in politics during elections, we don’t interfere in governance. But because of our doctines, when it comes to a decision, we are one.
TV broadcaster and radio commentator
Taberna considers his INC beliefs as the solid foundation behind his hard-hitting news commentaries. Taberna said the leadership has never dissuaded him from airing his own views, but the line is drawn when it comes to voting.
Bloc voting is considered part of doctrine, and for the journalist who’s been an INC member since birth, respect for his religion reigns supreme.
Taberna admitted there have been candidates supported by the INC that he personally disliked. But he chose to respect the decision of the leadership. He said in a Star interview. “I always think: why did I become part of a religion if I’ll end up disrespecting the decision of the INC leadership?”
Despite her closeness with her onscreen partner, the two cannot have an official relationship because Bernardo is an INC member.
INC members cannot have relationships with non-members of their church.
In interviews before her 18th birthday celebration, Bernardo said she had once invited Padilla to attend an INC service. The two had also talked about the differences in teachings between INC and Padilla’s Catholic beliefs.
Bernardo also said she won’t force Padilla to convert to INC for her sake. But asked if she was willing to sacrifice love for religion, Bernardo said she holds God above all else – but isn’t willing to speak with finality on the issue. – Rappler.com
That all seems above board and tickety-boo then! And not entirely original either; see the next cultish group, the Exclusive Brethren (below).
I was driving through Forest Hills, N.Y. a neighborhood near me when I came upon the church you see in the photo above. It was huge and very imposing, a structure I had never seen before. The architecture was strange and modern-looking. It turned out to be the Iglesia Ni Christo, a church I’d never heard of.
That this church had been built in Forest Hills was unusual, I thought, but in my research I found out that 61.3% of New York City’s total Filipino population live in Queens of which Forest Hills is one neighborhood. When I went to WikipediaI found a photo of the Eglesia Ni Cristo church in Quezon City, The Philippines. Here it is:
If you click on the Wikipedia link above you’ll see the architectural details of the Forest Hills church are VERY similar to the church in Quezon City.Finally I want to show you the logo of the church which sits boldly on the front of the church as it faces the street.
What I noticed in particular was the combination of Christian and Masonic symbols. Apparently Felix Manalo, the church’s messenger from God, was a freemason.Finally we found an attempt to explain the INC Logo. Note, this explanation from one of its members (probably a Minister himself) is not official. See below. (Thanks to readmeinc dot blogspot dot com).1. The bird is the dove or Holy Spirit 2. The flame is the light of salvation 3. The shield is the shield of faith 4. The scale represents the equality of the justice of God; 5. The crown is the crown of eternal life 6. The lamb is the Lord Jesus Christ 7. The book is the Bible 8. The two scrolls seen in the Bible represent the OT and NT; 9. The upside down triangle means the equality of the members or brotherhood (Mt. 23:8); 10. White is holiness 11. Green is love 12. Red is courage The logo of the INC has been used since 1919 but only appeared on its buildings of worship since the 1950sOn the contrary, here’s what was thought about their logo (source: PinoyExchange.com)
On this image below, you’ll see a craftily “hidden” pattern of a “pentagram” on the compass and square. Observe really closely. On this image below, you’ll see the scale, interlaced compass and square, and the craftily “hidden” pentagram. Now, this is a third coincidence already between the stark similarities between INC and Freemasonry. What do you call a 3rd coincidence? Is there such a thing in this world? Deliberate, copied, or just coincidence? Or, perhaps, they are the same institution! Now, we see here on the image below a torch on top of the compass. Combining the craftily hidden pentagram here with the torch we have this, observe closely and take note: We see here on the image below, a torch on top of the pentagram, with the torch in “drawing form”. Observe and take note.And here is another from PinoyCatholicWhich is fairly explained by MonksHobbit.The interlaced square and compass denotes Freemasonry 1. The crown at the center denotes the Order of Amaranth, a fraternal organization of master masons and their properly qualified female relatives 2. The compass, inverted triangle, and legs denotes the Order of the Eastern Star 3. The light rays at the background denotes the sun god. 4. The scales of justice denotes the Scales of Maat, the Egyptian goddess of truth, order, balance, and justice 5. The bible inside the inverted triangle and compass refers to the use of the bible in masonic lodge for swearing oaths 6. The dove and the color white denotes purity and innocence 7. The color red denotes courage, zeal, and blood of life–the color of Royal Arch Masonry 8. The color green denotes spiritual initiation into the high mysteries of life and god 9. The color blue recalls the dome of the heavens which denotes universal brotherhood and friendship 10. The inverted triangle points to the 22nd ray which probably signifies a 22nd degree mason–Knight of the Royal Axe. To be fair to INC, I’ll try to provide a biblical meaning to the INC logo, with their doctrines in mind: 1. The dove is the dove of Noah. Just as the evil world was washed away by the flood and a new world was born, so was the apostate Catholic Church was abandoned by God and He established a new church, Iglesia ni Cristo, at the end of time. 2. The sun’s rays and the bible denotes the Prologue of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (Jn 1:1-5) Surprisingly, this passage proves the divinity of Christ, which INC does not believe. 3. The lamb and dove denotes the Baptism of Christ: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.” John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.’” Surprisingly, the INC also does not believe on the divinity of the Holy Spirit. 4. The Triangle denotes the Dogma of the Holy Trinity, which states that there are three Persons in one God. Christ himself gave the following Trinitarian formula for Bapstism: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Mt 28:19-20). Surprisingly, INC does not believe on the Trinity. Thus, INC uses Christian symbols, but does not believe on the meaning of the symbols. (The INC has not still provided an official interpretation of their logo). Now, where is the Sign of the Cross? I cannot find any. 1. “Then he called to the man dressed in linen with the writer’s case at his waist, saying to him: Pass through the city (through Jerusalem) and mark an X on the foreheads of those who moan and groan over all the abominations that are practiced within it. To the others I heard him say: Pass through the city after him and strike! Do not look on them with pity nor show any mercy! Old men, youths and maidens, women and children–wipe them out! But do not touch any marked with the X; begin at my sanctuary. So they began with the men (the elders) who were in front of the temple.” The Hebrew letter X is Tav (or Taw) whose ancient form is the cross †, from which came the Greek letter Tau . 2. “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily 11 and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” (Lk 9:23-24) 3. “If anyone says to you then, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. False messiahs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform signs and wonders so great as to deceive, if that were possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told it to you beforehand. So if they say to you, ‘He is in the desert,’ do not go out there; if they say, ‘He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For just as lightning comes from the east and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels 18 with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” (Mt 24:23-31) The sign of the Son of Man is the cross because his corpse hung there. 4. “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning. The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the learning of the learned I will set aside.” Where is the wise one? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish? For since in the wisdom of God the world did not come to know God through wisdom, it was the will of God through the foolishness of the proclamation to save those who have faith. For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Cor 1:17-24) So why is there no Sign of the Cross in the INC logo? Is INC inviting the wrath of God to destroy its members starting from its temples? Does INC wish to follow Christ but without a cross in its temples to carry? Does INC await the coming of Christ but thinks that the Sign of the Son of Man is not the cross but a compass? Does INC wish to proclaim the cross of Christ like St. Paul or rather the message of Felix Y. Manalo, whom they consider as an angel? As St. Paul said: “But there are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach (to you) a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed!” (Gal 1:7-9). Lucifer is also an angel of light because in Latin, the word “Lucifer” means “Light-Bringer” (from lux, lucis, “light”, and ferre, “to bear, bring”). Lucifer is he whom the Freemasons worship. As Christ said: “And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.” (Mt 6:23)SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 2,000 COMMENTS
I found an interesting article from Pinoy Catholic on the meaning of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) logo:
- The interlaced square and compass denotes Freemasonry
- The crown at the center denotes the Order of Amaranth, a fraternal organization of master masons and their properly qualified female relatives
- The compass, inverted triangle, and legs denotes the Order of the Eastern Star
- The light rays at the background denotes the sun god.
- The scales of justice denotes the Scales of Maat, the Egyptian goddess of truth, order, balance, and justice
- The bible inside the inverted triangle and compass refers to the use of the bible in masonic lodge for swearing oaths
- The dove and the color white denotes purity and innocence
- The color red denotes courage, zeal, and blood of life–the color of Royal Arch Masonry
- The color green denotes spiritual initiation into the high mysteries of life and god
- The color blue recalls the dome of the heavens which denotes universal brotherhood and friendship
- The inverted triangle points to the 22nd ray which probably signifies a 22nd degree mason–Knight of the Royal Axe.
To be fair to INC, I’ll try to provide a biblical meaning to the INC logo, with their doctrines in mind:
- The dove is the dove of Noah. Just as the evil world was washed away by the flood and a new world was born, so was the apostate Catholic Church was abandoned by God and He established a new church, Iglesia ni Cristo, at the end of time.
- The sun’s rays and the bible denotes the Prologue of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (Jn 1:1-5) Surprisingly, this passage proves the divinity of Christ, which INC does not believe.
- The lamb and dove denotes the Baptism of Christ: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.” John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.’” Surprisingly, the INC also does not believe on the divinity of the Holy Spirit.
- The Triangle denotes the Dogma of the Holy Trinity, which states that there are three Persons in one God. Christ himself gave the following Trinitarian formula for Bapstism: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Mt 28:19-20). Surprisingly, INC does not believe on the Trinity.
Thus, INC uses Christian symbols, but does not believe on the meaning of the symbols. (The INC has not still provided an official interpretation of their logo). Now, where is the Sign of the Cross? I cannot find any.
- “Then he called to the man dressed in linen with the writer’s case at his waist, saying to him: Pass through the city (through Jerusalem) and mark an X on the foreheads of those who moan and groan over all the abominations that are practiced within it. To the others I heard him say: Pass through the city after him and strike! Do not look on them with pity nor show any mercy! Old men, youths and maidens, women and children–wipe them out! But do not touch any marked with the X; begin at my sanctuary. So they began with the men (the elders) who were in front of the temple.” The Hebrew letter X is Tav (or Taw) whose ancient form is the cross †, from which came the Greek letter Tau .
- “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily 11 and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” (Lk 9:23-24)
- “If anyone says to you then, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. False messiahs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform signs and wonders so great as to deceive, if that were possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told it to you beforehand. So if they say to you, ‘He is in the desert,’ do not go out there; if they say, ‘He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For just as lightning comes from the east and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then thesign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels 18 with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” (Mt 24:23-31) The sign of the Son of Man is the cross because his corpse hung there.
- “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning. The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the learning of the learned I will set aside.” Where is the wise one? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish? For since in the wisdom of God the world did not come to know God through wisdom, it was the will of God through the foolishness of the proclamation to save those who have faith. For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Cor 1:17-24)
So why is there no Sign of the Cross in the INC logo? Is INC inviting the wrath of God to destroy its members starting from its temples? Does INC wish to follow Christ but without a cross in its temples to carry? Does INC await the coming of Christ but thinks that the Sign of the Son of Man is not the cross but a compass? Does INC wish to proclaim the cross of Christ like St. Paul or rather the message of Felix Y. Manalo, whom they consider as an angel? As St. Paul said: “But there are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach (to you) a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed!” (Gal 1:7-9). Lucifer is also an angel of light because in Latin, the word “Lucifer” means “Light-Bringer” (from lux, lucis, “light”, and ferre, “to bear, bring”). Lucifer is he whom the Freemasons worship. As Christ said: “And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.” (Mt 6:23)
Here’s the INC Monarchial Line: Felix Manalo INC Founder, a self-proclaimed ‘Last Sugo’ Erano G. Manalo, INC current Executive Minister, the 5th child of Felix Manalo and Honorata De Guzman. His name comes from what he felt was a “New Christian Era” of which the New Era University was built upon. Eduardo V. Manalo, is the current Deputy Executive Minister, a grandson of Felix Manalo and is the son of the current Executive Minister Erano G. Manalo. Christ has nothing to do with their family glorification through their family owned corporation!
The Brethren movement began in Dublin in the late 1820s with a group of men (John Nelson Darby, Anthony Norris Groves, John Bellett, Edward Cronin and Francis Hutchinson) who felt that the established Church had become too involved with the secular state and abandoned many of the basic truths of Christianity. (Looks like INC followed the copybook!) The first Brethren assembly in England was established at Plymouth in 1831 which is why Brethren are often called Plymouth Brethren. Members of the Exclusive Brethren are very limited in their contact with outsiders. They must not:
- visit other churches
- join any other religious organisation
- join a trade union
- join a professional organisation (this excludes members from professions such as medicine and pharmacy)
- join any membership that includes people outside the Exclusive Brethren
- live in the same building, including apartments and semi-detached houses, as outsiders (this means that members can’t share a house with a spouse or with children if the spouse or child has been expelled from the Exclusive Brethren)
- marry outside the Exclusive Brethren
July 18, 2012
“Your Churches Will Teach the Jew’s Religion”
Excerpt from a 1956 speech, “GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SURRENDER” by Senator Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957.)
And many of the people of the land became Jews.” Esther 9:17.
“The confession of General Cornwallis (left) to General Washington at Yorktown (Oct. 17, 1781) has been well hidden by historians. History books and text books have taught for years that when Cornwallis surrendered his army to General Washington that American independence came, and we lived happily ever after until the tribulations of the twentieth century.”
“Jonathan Williams recorded in his “LEGIONS OF SATAN,” 1781, that Cornwallis revealed to Washington that “a holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown.”
Cornwallis went on to explain what would seem a contradiction:
“Your churches will be used to teach the Jew’s religion and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry.”
And indeed George Washington himself was a Mason, and he gave back through a false religion what he had won with his army.
“Cornwallis well knew that his military defeat was only the beginning of world catastrophe that would be universal and that unrest would continue until mind control could be accomplished through a false religion. What he predicted has come to pass. A brief sketch of American religious history and we have seen Masonry infused into every church in America with their veiled Phallic religion.
“Darby and the Plymouth Brethren brought a Jewish Christianity to America. Masons Rutherford and Russell started Jehovah Witnesses’ Judaism which is now worldwide with their message of the divine kingdom. Mason Joseph Smith started Mormon Judaism with its Jewish teaching of millennialism.
[ Millennialism is the belief that there will be a Golden Age or Paradise on Earth in which "Christ will reign" prior to the final judgment and future eternal state (the New Heavens and New Earth). In fact, this will be the rule of the Masonic Jewish (Illuminati) bankers fronted by the Luciferian Anti-Christ. ed.]
“At the turn of the twentieth century there appeared the Scofield Bible with a Jewish interpretation of the prophecies. With wide use of this “helpful” aid, all the American churches have silently become synagogues. We now have Baptist Jews, Methodist Jews, Church of God Jews, apostate Catholic Jews, and many Protestant Jews throughout America. We are aliens in our own country because of false religion. All are praying for divine deliverance into that “Divine Government” which Cornwallis knew to be the British Empire.
“A false religion has been used to deceive us into allegiance to our enemies of Yorktown and Bunker Hill. No! Not a gun has been fired but the invisible and malignant process of conquering America with the Jew’s religion has gone on unabated.
“The Union Jack has been planted in our hearts with religious deception. All has happened “legally,” “constitutionally,” “freely” and completely within our most sacred trust — our churches. Religious deception is painless inoculation against truth. It cannot be removed from the conscience with surgery, yet it is the motivator of our actions and directly controls our lives.
“Once man gives over to false religion, he is no longer rational because he originates no thought. His life is controlled by whomever controls his religion.
“The veil of false religion is the sword of Damocles and its power to control humanity defies even the imagination of tyrants who use it.”
“This is not to say that George Washington was a traitor willingly, or knowingly. He was beguiled into a Satanic religious order that insidiously controls men’s minds. So have American statesmen and military leaders down through the years given aid and allegiance to the enemies of the United States because they did not have knowledge of the invisible subterfuge that stalks this land. My eyes were opened the day my colleague from Ohio handed me Wagner’s “FREEMASONRY AN INTERPRETATION.” If every American would read it, they would no longer ask why and how it has happened.”
Related — “The Pilgrim Society and the English Speaking Union”
Excellent investigation along the lines of Douglas Reed’s “Controversy of Zion”. The anonymous ‘Seymour Light’ explores the idea that the Old Testament (OT) God of The Jews was a creation of the Levites and that Deuteronomy (The “Second Law”) was the wilful negation of “The First Law” , whatever that was, and a Satanic fabrication that was a direct forerunner of The Talmud, The Protocols, The Communist Manifesto and the writings of The Frankfurt School of Psychology….this is my extended take on the situation anyway and, in my opinion, Seymour Light is obviously correct in this regard.
We should also ask ourselves why Christ so emphatically denounced THE SCRIBES (the writers of the “holy” texts) and the Pharisees. The works of those scribes are never, in my experience, alluded to in Christian teachings.
Bearing this in mind it is easy to appreciate that if only the OT had not been included in the Christian Bible at the Council of Trent and, ridiculously, the idea propagated that the God of Jesus and that of the OT Jews was ONE AND THE SAME GOD then how different might human history have been. Surely if this colossal error had not been enforced on the Christian mind there would have been no possibility of Jewish/Zionist influence rising and taking over the west in the way it obviously has done.
Very important stuff, in my opinion.
Genesis: Financial Control
Yahweh: God or Archfiend?
Seymour Light — Feb 4, 2014
Chapter 47 of Genesis begins the story of the ‘Hebrews’ entering Egypt, and let’s start with Douglas Reed’s perceptive comment written back in the 1950s as to why a story that never happened should have been composed:
The theme of mass-captivity, ending in a Jehovan vengeance (“all the firstborn of Egypt”), appears when this version of history reaches the Egyptian phase, leading up to the mass-exodus and mass-conquest of the promised land. This episode was necessary if the Judahites were to be organized as a permanent disruptive force among nations and for that reason, evidently, was invented; the Judaist scholars agree that nothing resembling the narrative in Exodus actually occurred….
Historically, therefore, the Egyptian captivity, the slaying of “all the firstborn of Egypt ,” the exodus toward and conquest of the promised land are myths. The story was invented, but the lesson, of vengeance on the heathen, was implanted in men’s minds and the deep effect continues into our time.
It was evidently invented to turn the Judahites away from the earlier tradition of the God who, from the burning bush, laid down a simple law of moral behaviour and neighbourliness; by the insertion of imaginary, allegorical incident, presented as historical truth, this tradition was converted into its opposite and the “Law” of exclusion, hatred and vengeance established. With this as their religion and inheritance, attested by the historical narrative appended to it, a little band of human beings were sent on their way into the future.
That’s from Chapter 1 of Reed’s sombre masterpiece The controversy of Zion which gives I suggest the most centrally-relevant account of what the last 25 centuries of history have been about. He could not publish it in his lifetime, and maybe only now are we capable of absorbing its message.
The first book of the Bible, that of Genesis, gives the essential blueprint of how to manipulate and take financial control of a host nation. Maybe Christians should take a bit more notice of this!
The Hebrews (in Storyland) enter Egypt
The story is clearly fictional, as Reed pointed out, so why was it constructed? It starts with an amiably clueless Pharoah letting Joseph and his brothers in, giving them the best land. Heh, heh, little did he know:
Then Joseph settled his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their dependents.
So Joseph and his family are rescued from starvation and given some of the best land, by the kind generosity of the Pharaoh. Next thing we know – as if Joseph had a copy of the Protocols of Zion in his back pocket – he’s in charge of the nation’s finances!
And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought; and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house. And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, “Give us food; why should we die before your eyes? For our money is gone.” And Joseph answered, “Give your cattle, and I will give you food in exchange for your cattle, if your money is gone.” So they brought their cattle to Joseph; and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses, the flocks, the herds, and the asses: and he supplied them with food in exchange for all their cattle that year. And when that year was ended, they came to him the following year, and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent; and the herds of cattle are my lord’s; there is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our lands.(47:14-19)
The Egyptians have become in debt to Joseph, and he has life-and-death control over who gets the money! They give him their real assets – horses, herds of cattle, asses, in return for the money he has made! The transactions mean that they have sold all their herds of cattle to Joseph – and are still hungry!
Where will it end? This edifying tale ends with the enslavement by debt of the entire populace:
Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be slaves to Pharaoh; and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.” So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for all the Egyptians sold their fields, because the famine was severe upon them. The land became Pharaoh’s.
They are begging the interloper, Joseph, to let them have their seed to sow upontheir own land – what a clever wheeze.
There are 21 references to camels in the first books of the Bible, and now we know they are all made up.
Some of them are quite startlingly verisimilitudinous, such as the story of Abraham’s servant finding a wife for Isaac in Genesis 24: “Then the servant left, taking with him 10 of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor. He made the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was towards evening, the time the women go out to draw water.”
But these camels are made up, all 10 of them. Two Israeli archaeozoologists have sifted through a site just north of modern Eilat looking for camel bones, which can be dated by radio carbon.
None of the domesticated camel bones they found date from earlier than around 930BC – about 1,500 years after the stories of the patriarchs in Genesis are supposed to have taken place.
1.Lot and his Daughters
A crowd from Sodom approaches Lot, who has two ‘angels’ staying with him. The crowd wish to ‘know’ the angels, and Lot replies:
Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like. (Gen 19:8)
Lot offers his virgin daughters to be gang-raped by a bunch of strangers.
There is very similar sadistic cruelty here (Richard Dawkins found) to the story in
There’s a nauseous sequel to this story, where the 80 year-old Lot gets blind drunk so that he cannot recognise his own daughters, yet he can maintain a hard-on, and his two daughters thereby manage to get themselves impregnated. This is (to remind you) the commencement of the great race especially chosen God. The sole merit of this story is the comment by Richard Dawkins about why ‘this dysfunctional family’ should be one especially chosen by God.
2.Abraham pimps out his wife
Entering Egypt, Abraham decided that his wife Sarah was good-looking, so he’d offer her to the pharaoh as a wife. Abraham is rewarded with sheep, oxen, he-asses, menservants, maidservants, she-asses, and camels (Genesis 12:16). God naturally decides tro punish … the Pharaoh: “LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sar’ai, Abram’s wife.” As Richard Dawkins asked, why should the innocent, deceived party namely the pharaoh be the one who gets punished? Abraham emerged from Egypt loaded up with silver and gold … clearly with Yahweh’s approval.
This clever wheeze is then repeated with another king (Genesis, 20): He offers his wife Sarah to Abimelech king of Gerar, saying she is just his sister – ‘But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married.” (20:3). He quickly gives her back to Abraham, and again, Abram ends up receiving “sheep and oxen, and male and female slaves” plus a thousand pieces of silver! Plus, “And Abim’elech said, “Behold, my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you.” These are all Hebrew-supremacist stories, where Yahweh gets to push everyone around.
Exodus: the Unlikely Tale
The Book of Genesis had told how the Pharaoh had generously welcomed Joseph and his brothers, to dwell in the land of Egypt, when they were starving:
Coming from famine-struck Canaan, they were hoping to settle down in Egypt. The pharaoh kindly offers them his best land to settle in – and in return only requests one cushy job, that they look after his cattle: “and if you know any able men among them, put them in charge of my cattle.”
Thus rescued from starvation by the great generosity of the Pharaoh, they settle in his best land (Gen 47:11) – the books of Genesis and Exodus thus appear as a story, the first story, of how to screw over a host-nation. God’s chosen people are rescued from starvation and offered the best land to dwell in -in return, with bitter ingratitude, their God finally provides a hail of ghastly curses and mass-murder, to ‘despoil the Egyptians,’ as we’ll now see.
‘Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend’ King Lear
The Exodus story begins with the Israelites as slaves in Egypt (which is completely absent from the very detailed historical records of Egypt):
But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel. So they made the people of Israel serve with rigor, and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field;Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives … “When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, she shall live. (Exodus 1:12-16)
So the king of Egypt called the midwives, and said to them, “Why have you done this, and let the male children live?” The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and are delivered before the midwife comes to them.
Loot thy Neighbour
When you go, you shall not go empty, but each woman shall ask of her neighbour, and of her who sojourns in her house, jewellery of silver and of gold, and clothing, and you shall put them on your sons and on your daughters; thus you shall despoil the Egyptians.
“When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles which I have put in your power; but I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. (4:21)
But the magicians of Egypt did the same by their secret arts; so Pharaoh’s heart remained hardened, and he would not listen to them; as the LORD had said.
But the magicians did the same by their secret arts, and brought frogs upon the land of Egypt.
The magicians tried by their secret arts to bring forth gnats, but they could not. So there were gnats on man and beast. And the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.”
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your son’s son how I have made sport of the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them; that you may know that I am the LORD.
Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbour and every woman of her neighbour, jewellery of silver and of gold.
Passover: the Killer-God in Action
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,”This month shall be for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgements: I am the LORD. The blood shall be a sign for you, upon the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall fall upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. “This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you shall observe it as an ordinance for ever.”
The Redemption – Paid in Shekels
Consecrate to me all the first-born; whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine… you shall set apart to the LORD all that first opens the womb. All the firstlings of your cattle that are males shall be the LORD’s. Every firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. Every first-born of man among your sons you shall redeem. (Exodus, 13:1,12-13)
The picture of blood-bespattered priests, thus given, is worth contemplation. Even at this distance of time the question prompts itself: why was this insistent emphasis laid on blood-sacrifice in the books of the Law which the Levites produced. The answer seems to lie in the sect’s uncanny genius for instilling fear by terror; for the very mention of “blood,” in such contexts, made the faithful or superstitious Judahite tremble for his own son! It is all spelt out in Exodus, this claim of the fanatical priests to the firstborn of their followers: “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.” According to the passage earlier quoted from Micah, this practice of sacrificing the human firstborn long continued, and the sight of the bloodied Levite must have had a terrible significance for the humble tribesman, for in the words attributed to God, quoted above, the firstborn “of man and of beast” are coupled. This significance remained long after the priesthood (in a most ingenious way which will later be described) contrived to discontinue human sacrifice while retaining the prerogative. Even then the blood which was sprinkled on the priest, though it was an animal’s, was to the congregation still symbolically that of their own offspring!
Selling your Daughter for Sex
And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.
Take heed that you do not go up into the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall be put to death … no hand shall touch him … whether beast or man, he shall not live. (19:13)
When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do. If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed.
When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be punished; for the slave is his money.
And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar. Then he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” And Moses took the blood and threw it upon the people, and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abi’hu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.
then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, “Who is on the LORD’s side? Come to me.” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel, `Put every man his sword on his side, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.'” And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. And Moses said, “Today you have ordained yourselves for the service of the LORD, each one at the cost of his son and of his brother, that he may bestow a blessing upon you this day.“
God’s monumental rage whenever his chosen people flirted with a rival god resembles nothing so much as sexual jealousy of the worst kind, and again it should strike a modern moralist as far from a good role-model (Ibid, p276)
You shall keep the sabbath, because it is holy for you; every one who profanes it shall be put to death; whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. (31:14)
What shocks me today about such stories is not that they really happened. They probably didn’t. What makes my jaw drop is that people today should base their lives on such an appalling role model as Yahweh – and, even worse, that they should bossily try to force the same evil monster (whether fact or fiction) onto rest of us. (Ibid, p.282)
Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram, and you shall kill the ram, and take part of its blood and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron and upon the tips of the right ears of his sons, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet, and throw the rest of the blood against the altar round about. Then you shall take part of the blood that is on the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron and his garments, and upon his sons and his sons’ garments with him; and he and his garments shall be holy, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.
“You cannot see my face; for man shall not see me and live.” And the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand upon the rock; and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”
Books Referred to
O’Brien, Christian, The Genius of the Few The story of those who founded the garden in Eden, 1999.
Richard Dawkins, The God delusion
Tiffany, John Fountain of Fairytales, a Scholarly romp through the Old Testament, 2013
Douglas Reed, The Controversy of Zion (online)
Merlin Stone, The Paradise Papers When God was a Woman, 1976.
Karen Armstrong The Bible The Biography 2007
The Book of Leviticus opens with details of the evening snacks/burnt offerings which Yahweh required, speaking to Moses ‘from the tent of meeting’ where He seemed to reside:
Then he shall kill the bull before the LORD; and Aaron’s sons the priests shall present the blood, and throw the blood round about against the altar that is at the door of the tent of meeting. (1:5)
And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting; and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people. And fire came forth from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat upon the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted, and fell on their faces. (9:23-4)
Now Nadab and Abi’hu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered unholy fire before the LORD, such as he had not commanded them. And fire came forth from the presence of the LORD and devoured them, and they died before the LORD (10:1)
and the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at all times into the holy place within the veil, before the mercy seat which is upon the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. (16:2)
In the first part of this book Yahweh appears quite benevolent, but later the terrible list of curses begin, (Ch 26) with long lists of who is to be put to death, for failure to ‘obey.’ Quoting a brief section:
if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my ordinances, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant, I will do this to you: I will appoint over you sudden terror, consumption, and fever that waste the eyes and cause life to pine away. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it; I will set my face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies; those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when none pursues you. And if in spite of this you will not hearken to me, then I will chastise you again sevenfold for your sins, and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like brass; and your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit. Then if you walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me, I will bring more plagues upon you, sevenfold as many as your sins. And I will let loose the wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number, so that your ways shall become desolate. And if by this discipline you are not turned to me, but walk contrary to me, then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will smite you sevenfold for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant; and if you gather within your cities I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and shall deliver your bread again by weight; and you shall eat, and not be satisfied. And if in spite of this you will not hearken to me, but walk contrary to me, then I will walk contrary to you in fury, and chastise you myself sevenfold for your sins. You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. …etc.
The Levites in Babylon added Exodus, Genesis, L eviticus and Numbers to Deuteronomy. Genesis and Exodus provide a version of history moulded to fit the “Law” which the Levites by then had already promulgated, in Deuteronomy… Whatever has survived of the former Israelite tradition is in Genesis and Exodus, and in the enlightened passages of the Israelite prophets. These more benevolent parts are invariably cancelled out by later, fanatical ones, which are presumably Levitical interpolations. The puzzle is to guess why the Levites allowed these glimpses of a loving God of all men to remain; as they invalidated the New Law and could have been removed. A tenable theory might be that the earlier tradition was too well known to the tribespeople to be merely expunged, so that it had to be retained and cancelled out by allegorical incident and amendment. Although Genesis and Exodus were produced after Deuteronomy the theme of fanatical tribalism is faint in them. The swell and crescendo come in Deuteronomy, Leviticus and Numbers, which bear the plain imprint of the Levite in isolated Judah and Babylon. Thus in Genesis the only fore-echo of the later sound and fury is, “And I will make of thee a great nation and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing; and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed … and the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land …”
Burning your Daughter
‘And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father and shall be burnt with fire‘ (21:9) Commented Merlin Stone, ‘since it was the Levite priests who wrote the laws, this willingness to burn their own daughters to death perhaps most clearly reveals the intensity of the Levite attitude towards the sexual autonomy of women.’ (The Paradise Papers p.208)