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The Judeo-Christian, Part VIII. The Basic Facts of Freemasonry


Fear God and keep His Commandments for this is the whole duty of man.

– Ecclesiastes 12:13


Part VIII. The Basic Facts of Freemasonry

Freemasonry goes farther and attacks Catholicism openly.

– Catholic Encyclopedia

In general, the Judeo-Christian Tradition has little time, or patience, for the endless number of absurd conspiracy theories that are, for the most part, a display of intellectual ignorance and misunderstanding. Nevertheless, it must be stated with all sincerity that, ever since the French Revolution in 1789,  Freemasonry has repeatedly proven itself to be an anti-Judeo-Christian organization with blatantly Pagan rituals and religious doctrines. It is quite probable that they also remain staunchly opposed to the continued spread of the age-old Biblical faiths which include both traditional Judaism and Christianity. The Roman Catholic Church, most especially its most learned and accomplished academic leaders, such as the Pope and his professional staff, have known this for literally centuries. Unfortunately, their historically accurate research findings have been almost completely ignored by the modern world, even though many of the Church theologians who were opposed to Freemasonry had advanced degrees from prominent universities and were some of the most intelligent religious scholars of their day. Here is just a partial sampling of official Christian documents, including a list of 17 different official Roman Catholic Church proclamations condemning Freemasonry since 1738. They are as follows:

I. Clement XII, Constitution “In Eminenti”, 28 April, 1738
II. Benedict XIV, “Providas”, 18 May, 1751
III. Pius VII, “Ecclesiam”, 13 September, 1821
IV. Leo XII, “Quo graviora”, 13 March, 1825
V. Pius VIII, Encyclical “Traditi”, 21 May, 1829
VI. Gregory XVI, “Mirari”, 15 August, 1832
VII. Pius IX, Encyclical “Qui pluribus”, 9 November, 1846
VIII. Pius IX, Allocution “Quibus quantisque malis”, 20 April, 1849
IX. Pius IX, Encyclical “Quanta cura”, 8 December, 1864
X. Pius IX, Allocution “Multiplices inter”, 25 September, 1865
XI. Pius IX, Constitution “Apostolicæ Sedis”, 12 October, 1869
XII. Pius IX, Encyclical “Etsi multa”, 21 November, 1873
XIII. Leo XIII, Encyclical “Humanum genus”, 20 April, 1884
XIV. Leo XIII, “Præclara”, 20 June, 1894
XV. Leo XIII, “Annum ingressi”, 18 March, 1902
XVI. Leo XIII, Encyclical “Etsí nos”, 15 February, 1882
XVII. Leo XIII, “Ab Apostolici”, 15 October, 1890


It seems most unfortunate that a great many of today’s Christian believers have little, to no, idea what the historical facts are about Freemasonry. Here are just a few of them, taken directly from the Catholic Encyclopedia, a long-standing, premier scholarly text of reference for the Roman Catholic Church:

Issue
Passage from Catholic Encyclopedia

The Corruption and Nepotism of Freemasonry
It is a fact attested by experienced men of all countries that, wherever Masonry is influential, non-Masons have to suffer in their interests from the systematical preferment which Masons give each other in appointment to offices and employment…which is detrimental alike to civic equality and to public interests. In Masonic books and magazines unlawful and treacherous acts, performed in rendering this mutual assistance, are recommended and praised as a glory of Freemasonry.
 

Freemasonry Caused the French Revolution

Freemasonry in the eighteenth century, as a powerful ally of infidelity, prepared the French Revolution. The alliance of Freemasonry with philosophy was publicly sealed by the solemn initiation of Voltaire, the chief of these philosophers…Prior to the Revolution various conspiratory societies arose in connection with Freemasonry from which they borrowed its forms and methods; Illuminati, clubs of Jacobins, etc. A relatively large number of the leading revolutionists were members of Masonic lodges, trained by lodge life for their political career. Even the program of the Revolution expressed in the “rights of man” was…drawn from Masonic principles, and its device: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” is the very device of Freemasonry

Freemasonry’s Plan for Christianity
To destroy radically by open persecution of the Church or by a hypocritical fraudulent system of separation between State and Church, all social influence of the Church and of religion, insidiously called “clericalism”, and, as far as possible, to destroy the Church and all true, (i.e., superhuman) religion.
 

Freemasonry’s Plan for Children

To laicize, or secularize…all public and private life and, above all, popular instruction and education….(including) anti-Catholic and even anti-Christian, atheistic, positivistic, or agnostic sectarianism in the garb of unsectarianism. Freedom of thought and conscience of the children has to be developed systematically in the child at school and protected, as far as possible, against all disturbing influences, not only of the Church and priests, but also of the children’s own parents, if necessary, even by means of moral and physical compulsion.

Freemasonry’s Anti-Christian Statements
In similar discussions, containing in almost every word a hidden or open attack on Christianity, the truly Masonic magazines and books of all countries abound. Past Grand Deacon J.C. Parkinson, an illustrious English Mason, frankly avows: “The two systems of Romanism and Freemasonry are not only incompatible, but they are radically opposed to each other” and American Masons say: “We won’t make a man a Freemason, until we know that he isn’t a Catholic.”

Freemasonry’s Inherent Danger to Society
(Even if) some Masonic associations pursued for themselves no purposes contrary to religion and to public order, they would be nevertheless contrary to public order, because by their very existence as secret societies based on the Masonic principles, they encourage and promote the foundation of other really dangerous secret societies and render difficult, if not impossible, efficacious action of the civil and ecclesiastical authorities against them.

Freemasonry’s Danger to Christianity
Pope Pius IX characterizes Freemasonry as an insidious, fraudulent and perverse organization injurious both to religion and to society; and condemns anew “this Masonic and other similar societies, which differing only in appearance coalesce constantly and openly or secretly plot against the Church or lawful authority”…The ultimate purpose of Freemasonry is ‘the overthrow of the whole religious, political, and social order based on Christian institutions and the establishment of a new state of things according to their own ideas and based in its principles and laws on pure Naturalism.’ 

 


Freemasonry’s False Claims of Persecution
(Roman Catholic) Papal edicts and censures against Freemasonry have often been the occasion of erroneous and unjust charges. The excommunication was interpreted as an “imprecation” that cursed all Freemasons and doomed them to perdition…The pope and the bishops, therefore, as faithful pastors of Christ’s flock, cannot but condemn Freemasonry.


The fact of the matter is that Roman Catholicism continues to be the leading organization of Christianity with by far the greatest number of adherents world-wide. Fortunately, 21st century Evangelical Protestant America appears to finally be waking up from their metaphysical slumber, realizing that their fellow Christian neighbors who are also Freemasons may be at least slightly hypocritical concerning their membership in the Craft (Slang for Freemasonry). Indeed, a growing number of Protestant Christian Churches have publicly expressed their opposition to Freemasonry, calling it a blatantly Pagan organization that may well continue to grow more and more hostile to Christianity as the years and decades go by. Here is a short list of Protestant Churches that have spoken out against Freemasonry within the past 50 years.

Salvation Army International
Greek Orthodox
Lutheran Church
Methodist Church
Presbyterian Church
Mennonite Church
Nazarene Church
Church of Christ
Pentecostal Church
Brethren Assemblies Church
Church of England
Free Church of Scotland
British Methodist Church
Baptist Church of Scotland
Baptist Church of New Zealand
Baptist Church of Ireland


Does the Judeo-Christian tradition stand in any danger of collapse or eventual defeat by Freemasonry? The answer is probably not, but the soul of every man (and woman) is considered equally important, just as the continued allure and temptation of joining Freemasonry may pose a danger to the 2,000 year-old Judeo-Christian method of spiritual redemption after death. God-fearing believers need to remember that this system was founded upon principles of justice that see everyone as being worthy enough to be saved and, after proper penance, to eventually be allowed into Paradise to meet face-to-face with the one, true God, the LORD God of Israel.

The Church
The Official Christian Doctrine
Presbyterian Church of America, 1988 No one shall be received into membership into a (Presbyterian) church who is a member of a Masonic organization….in light of the clear statement of incompatibility of Freemasonry with Biblical Christianity.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church The evidence presented concerning the religion of Masonry permits but one conclusion… that Masonry is a religious institution and as such is definitely anti-Christian… membership in the Masonic fraternity is inconsistent with Christianity.
Christian Reformed Church of America, 1974 Membership in the lodge and in the church of Jesus Christ involves a double commitment which our Lord himself does not tolerate. Those in the church who affiliate with the Lodge must be shown the error of their way, and if they refuse to repent must be placed under the censure of the Church.
Church of Scotland, 1965 In our view total obedience to Christ precludes joining…the Masonic movement which seems to demand a wholehearted allegiance to itself, and at the same time refuses to divulge all that is involved in that allegiance… The initiate is required to commit himself to Masonry in a way that a Christian only should commit himself to Christ. 

 

Free Church of Scotland In the minds of the committee, according to their interpretations of the IScriptures, membership of Freemasonry… is inconsistent with a profession of the Christian faith.
Baptist Church of Scotland (Great Britain and Ireland), 1987 The clear conclusion we have reached from our inquiry is that there is an inherent incompatibility between Freemasonry and the Christian faith.
Anglican Church of England, 1987 There are a number of very fundamental reasons to question the compatibility of Freemasonry with Christianity.
Russian Orthodox Church The Church does not worship the god that is worshipped in Masonic temples… Masonry is a spiritual disease and is a rival of the Church…It declares that it is not a religion and yet claims to be religious… Since Masonry rejects the divinity of Jesus Christ and places Him on an equal level with founders of other religions, every Christian should stop and realise the implications of Masonry to his Christian faith.
Methodist Church of England, 1985 There is a great danger that the Christian who becomes a Freemason will find himself compromising his Christian beliefs or his allegiance to Christ, perhaps without realising what he is doing.
Lutheran Church, 1958 Masonry is guilty of idolatry. Its worship and prayers are idol worship. The Masons may not with their hands…but they created one with their own mind and reason out of purely human thoughts and ideas. The latter is an idol no less than the former.
Roman Catholic Church, 1985 The principles and basic rituals of Masonry embody a naturalistic religion, active participation in which is incompatible with Christian faith and practice. Those who knowingly embrace such principles are committing serious sin… In depth research on the ritual and on the Masonic mentality makes it clear that it is impossible to belong to the Catholic Church and to Freemasonry at the same time.


May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition


The Judeo-Christian, Part IV. The Two Serpents of the Caduceus and the Double Helix of DNA

Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

– Ecclesiastes 12:13


End of All Flesh, End of Days.
Two evil spirits joined together,
the spirit of the male is subtle,
the spirit of the female is diffused in many ways and paths
but joined to the spirit of the male.

– Lilith as the Serpent, by Margi B.

Part IV. The Two Serpents of the Caduceus and the Double Helix of DNA

 

The Caduceus is an ancient Greco-Roman relic, or symbol, that happens to be thousands of years old and has been found in several different pre-Christian cultures and religious traditions. The actual shape of this mysterious object, considered to be one of a kind and supernaturally powerful, is composed of two serpents directly opposite one another which are both coiled upwards upon a short staff or rod. Traditionally, this staff, or scepter, was seen as a unique, even sacred, device used by the ‘gods’ in unknown ways to both control and assist mankind. Here are just two short definitions of the Caduceus:

(The) Caduceus is a winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it. It was an ancient astrological symbol of commerce and is associated with the Greek god Hermes, the messenger for the gods.

– Caduceus, Rod of Hermes – DNA

The caduceus (from Greek κηρύκειον kērukeion “herald’s staff”) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology….It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars and thieves.

– Caduceus, Wikipedia

During the late 20th century, the actual physical structure of molecular DNA was then finally discovered to also resemble two opposing serpents wrapped around each other as if on an axis, or a pole, just like the ‘magical’ Pagan talisman, the Caduceus. As Wikipedia states: ‘In 1953, James D. Watson and Francis Crick suggested what is now accepted as the first correct double-helix model of DNA structure in the journal Nature.’

The astonishing resemblance in the shape and function of both the age-old Caduceus and the microscopic Double-Helix of DNA may simply be just a coincidence. Even so, it has been noted by both the established leaders of modern medicine and conspiracy theorists alike. The real question is whether the actual shape of the ancient Caduceus, which pre-dated the discovery of DNA by thousands of years, has any real meaning at all. Some truly believe that it does. Here are just a few selected passages:

Thus about the origins and meaning of this DNA symbol, the Caduceus, the full answers remain unclear. How do we honor this symbol of the DNA wrapped around a central column with wings as a sign of healing yet have real knowledge of the symbology of it?

– THE ASCENDING GODDESS: Kundalini Shakti, Chapter 5, by Ruth A. Bailey

Historically, the two astrological symbols had distinct meanings in alchemical and astrological principles. Some medical organizations join the serpents of the caduceus with rungs to suggest a DNA double-helix.

– Caduceus – Rod of Hermes – DNA

While this assumption may seem fairly impossible, mankind’s ancient legends of the Caduceus may well have been some sort of garbled, supernaturally-transmitted message implanted in primitive man concerning the actual structure of microscopic DNA, which can be found in all biological life, and is a primary unit of evolution and reproduction.

On a similar note, the Double Helix of DNA’s crucial functioning in cellular replication, as well as all plant and animal fertilization and reproduction also has incredible similarities to the ancient Hebrew/Jewish legends of the two, evil serpent/angels known as Samael (the Devil) and Lilith (Queen of Demons). Consider the following centuries-old passages from Jewish Rabbis and other sources:

Lilith and Samael also have intercourse through a ‘snake’ like intermediary also. ‘You already know that evil Samael and wicked Lilith are like a sexual pair who, by means of an intermediary, receive an evil and wicked emanation from one and emanate to the other…The heavenly serpent is a blind prince, the image of an intermediary between Samael and Lilith…The masters of tradition said that just as this serpent slithers without eyes, so the supernal serpent has the image of a spiritual form without color–these are ‘the eyes.’ They call it an eyeless creature…He is the bond, the accompaniment, and the union between Samael and Lilith.’ (Quoting Treatise on the Left Emanation)

– Lilith as the Serpent, by Margi B. (2004-2005), from LilithGate Website

Lilith and Samael are also described as serpents of two qualities; the Slant Serpent and the Torturous Serpent.’…Leviathan is the connection and the coupling between the two who have the likeness of serpents. Therefore it is doubled: the Slant Serpent corresponding to Samael, and the Tortuous Serpent corresponding to Lilith...’ (Quoting Moses Cordovero, Pardes Rimmonim 186d)

– Lilith as the Serpent, by Margi B.2004-2005, from LilithGate Website

In conclusion, these incredible correlations and similarities between the legends of the Greco-Roman Caduceus, the completely separate Hebrew folk-tales of the evil serpent couple Samael and Lilith, and the actual molecular structure of DNA cannot be, and are most probably not, just a coincidence. Instead, they could well represent a miraculous connection between religion and science spanning more than 3,000 – 4,000 years of history which remains completely unexplainable.

Does this mean the God of the Holy Bible is a genetics engineering genius? Of course He is, but this totally mysterious parallel between absurd superstitious religious myths (Two Serpents Copulating) and actual modern science (DNA and Genetics) could also imply that the LORD God may be far more like us than we have ever imagined. It is quite possible that direct contact with the Divine could somehow be achieved through a Judeo-Christian scientific break-through sometime very soon, perhaps even within the next century or so. Here is just a Scriptural hint of metaphorical genetic engineering (Divine Intervention) and its healing potential from the time of Moses:

The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died…And Moses interceded for the people. Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Make a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.’ And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it upon the pole; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

– Numbers 21:6-9

The Caduceus of Samael, Lilith, and Molecular DNA

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

The higher the position, the greater is the fall, and this applies to the serpent who was not only the chief of all animals at first, but walked upright like man, and when it fell it sank into the reptile world.

– Talmud, Genesis Rabba 19

The Judeo-Christian Number Seven

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The Seven Archangels

I. Michael
II. Gabriel
III. Raphael
IV. Uriel
V. Raguel
VI. Remiel.
VII. Saraqael

The Seven Virtues of God

I. Prudence
II. Justice
III. Restraint
IV. Courage
V. Faith
VI. Hope
VII. Love

The Seven Sacraments
I. Baptism
II. Communion
III. Confession
IV. Confirmation
V. Matrimony
VI. Ordination
VII. Anointing

The Seven Material Deeds of Mercy
I. Feed the Hungry
II. Quench the Thirsty.
III. Clothe the Naked.
IV. Shelter the Homeless
V. Visit the Imprisoned
VI. Comfort the Sick
VII. Bury the Dead

The Seven Spiritual Deeds of Mercy
I. Instruct Ignorance
II. Counsel Doubt
III. Rebuke Sinners
IV. Endure Others Patiently
V. Forgive Others Willingly
VI. Comfort Affliction
VII. Pray for the the Living and the Dead

The Seven Deadly Sins
I. Lust
II. Gluttony
III. Greed
IV. Sloth
V. Wrath
VI. Envy
VII. Pride

The Seven Heavenly (Contrary) Virtues
I. Chastity
II. Temperance
III. Charity
IV. Diligence
V. Patience
VI. Kindness
VII. Humility

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The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost
I. Wisdom
II. Understanding
III. Counsel
IV. Courage
V. Knowledge
VI. Reverence
VII. Fear of the LORD

The Seven Mysteries of the Holy Ghost

I. The Annunciation (St. Luke 1:35)
II. The Visitation (St. Luke 1:42)
III. The Baptism (St. Luke 3:22)
IV. The Wedding (John 2:1-11)
V.. The Crucifixion (John 19:30)
VI. The Resurrection (St. John 20:19, 22)
VII. The Pentecost (Acts 2:1)

The Seven Beliefs of the Apostles Creed
I. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
II. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
III. I believe in the Holy Ghost
IV. I believe in the Holy Catholic Church
V. I believe in the Communion of Saints
VI. I believe in the forgiveness of sins,
VII. I believe in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.

The Seven Elements of Mankind’s Creation
I. Man’s flesh from the earth
II. His blood from the dew
III. His eyes from the sun
IV. His bones from stone
V. His intelligence from the swiftness of the angels and from clouds
VI. His veins and his hair from the grass of the earth;
VII. His Soul from the wind. (II Enoch 30:10)

The Seven Elements Used to Create Man
1. Earth
2. Morning Dew
3. the Sun
4. Stone
5. Clouds
6. Grass,
7. Wind (II Enoch 30:10)

The Seven Parts and Sensations of Man
I. The flesh for hearing
II. The eyes for Seeing
III. The soul for smelling,
IV. The veins for touching
V. The blood for taste
VI. The bones for endurance
VII. The intelligence for enjoying (II Enoch 30:11)

The Seven Natures of Man
I. Listening
II. Seeing
III. Smelling
IV. Touching
V. Tasting
VI. Enduring
VII. Enjoying (II Enoch 30:11)

God’s Seven Free gifts to the World:
I. The Torah (Exodus 31:18)
II. Light (Genesis 1:17)
III. Rain (Leviticus 26:4)
IV. Peace (Leviticus 26:6)
V. Salvation (Psalms 18:36)
VI. Mercy (Psalms 106:46)
VII. Navigation (Talmud, Genesis Rabba 6)

The Seven Woes of Joshua the Messiah (Matthew 23)
I. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. (Matthew 23:13-14)
II. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are. (Matthew 23:15)
III. Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. And he who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it. (Matthew 23:16-22)
IV. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices-mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law-justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. (Matthew 23:23-24)
V. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. (Matthew 23:25-26)
VI. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. (Matthew 23:27-28)
VII. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers! (Matthew 23:29-31)

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Quotes on God and Religion

Religion Quotes

I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
-C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author and scholar.

If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.
-Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him. -Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian.
– Unknown Source

When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your own duty.
– Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924) Twenty-eighth President of the USA.

I am my neighbor’s Bible: he reads me when we meet, today he reads me in my house, tomorrow in the street; he may be relative or friend, or slight acquaintance be; he may not even know my name, yet he is reading me. – Unknown Source

One ABC of Christianity: ”Always Be Cheerful” [1 Thessalonians 5:16]
– Unknown Source

God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
– Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
– Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
-Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

Without God there is for mankind no purpose, no goal, no hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.
– Jean Paul (1763-1825) German novelist and humorist.

The Bible is God’s chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks or bars.
– Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
– Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.

Thinking as I do that the Creator of this world is a very cruel being, and being a worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: ”the Son, O how unlike the Father!” First God Almighty comes with a thump on the head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it. – William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Henry Ford (1863-1947) American industrialist.

Sink the Bible to the bottom of the sea, and man’s obligation to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone; he would have the same voyage to make, only his compass and chart would be overboard. – Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

God hath entrusted me with myself. – Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.

By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Dutch humanist and theologian.

Let none turn over books, or roam the stars in quest of God, who sees him not in man.
Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) Swiss theologian and poet.

When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, ”It is talking to me, and about me.” – Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, ”That is God.” – Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

I believe in person to person. Every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is the one person in the world at that moment.
– Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.
-Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
-Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

Men must be governed by God, or they will be ruled by tyrants.
-William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
-Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian.

Blessed is the man who finds out which way God is moving and then gets going in the same direction.
-Unknown Source

Religion is like holding on to a rock in the middle of a raging river; faith is learning how to swim.
-Unknown Source

Christian life consists of faith and charity. -Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
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Jewish proverb

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
-Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

When Thomas Paine showed Benjamin Franklin the manuscript of The Age of Reason, Franklin advised him not to publish it, saying, ”The world is bad enough with the Bible; what would it be without it?”
-Unknown Source

Those who spiritualize tell spiritual lies, because they lack spiritual eyes.
-Unknown Source

I have read many books, but the Bible reads me.
-Unknown Source

The guarantee that our self enjoys an intended relation to the outer world is most, if not all, we ask from religion. God is the self projected onto reality by our natural and necessary optimism. He is the not-me personified.
-John Updike (1932-?) American writer.

Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.
-John Updike (1932-?) American writer.

The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
-Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

Every man for himself and God for us all.
-Spanish proverb

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
-Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

A good test of a man’s religion is its vitality.
-Unknown Source

If you find yourself further from God than you were yesterday, you can be sure who has moved.
-Unknown Source

God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
-Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
-Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded. -Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

We can only know one thing about God — that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
-Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of his creatures. -Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
-Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass, I find letters from God dropped in the street, and every one is signed by God’s name. And I leave them where they are, for I know that wherever I go, others will punctually come for ever and ever.
-Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet.

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.
-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
-Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) American playwright.

And again: No more gods! no more gods! Man is King, Man is God! — But the great Faith is Love!
-Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) French poet and adventurer.

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas — uncertainty, progress, change — into crimes.
-Salman Rushdie (1948-?) Anglo-Indian novelist.

Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
-John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them.
-John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
-Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

There’s a Bible on the shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire-poison and antidote.
-Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

While the womanly god demands our veneration, the godlike woman kindles our love; but while we allow ourselves to melt in the celestial loveliness, the celestial self-sufficiency holds us back in awe.
-Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian

Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

What is wrong with priests and popes is that instead of being apostles and saints, they are nothing but empirics who say ”I know” instead of ”I am learning,” and pray for credulity and inertia as wise men pray for skepticism and activity.
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last. -George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God’s hand, his brain as God’s brain, his purpose as God’s purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desperate need for an executive organ.
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

The Jews generally give value. They make you pay; but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

My religion? Well, my dear, I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of story-tellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain.
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) English poet.

I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) English poet.

I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.

I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
-Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish-born English satirist.

It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the overwhelming authority and respectability of mankind combined. Men reverence one another, not yet God.
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation?
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
-Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1889) French social philosopher.

I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious — except he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force.
-Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

It is a good and gentle religion, but inconvenient.
-Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
-Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

The Christian’s Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes.
-Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.
-Unknown Source

Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.
-Unknown Source

A group touring Westminster Abbey in London heard the guide list the famous people buried within its walls. During a momentary silence a little old lady’s voice blurted out loud and clear, ”Anybody been saved here lately?”
-Unknown Source

Christianity, above all, has given a clear-cut answer to the demands of the human soul.
-Unknown Source

Don’t feel superior just because you go to church, it doesn’t make you a Christian.
-Unknown Source

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
-Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist, author of “Sense and Sensibility

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
-Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
-Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty, necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.
-James Baldwin (1924-1987) African-American writer.

A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
-Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.
-Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
-Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
-Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.
-William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
-William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.
-William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.
-Peter Abelard (1079-1142) French theologian and philosopher.

And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
-Aeschylus (BC 525-BC 456) Greek dramatist.

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
-Fred A. Allen (1894-1956) American comedian.

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
-Fred A. Allen (1894-1956) American comedian.

With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it’s not just a trick of the devil.
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) French playwright.

Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized.
-Louis Aragon (1897-1982) French poet, novelist, and essayist.

”God is Love,” we are taught as children to believe. But when we first begin to get some inkling of how He loves us, we are repelled; it seems so cold, indeed, not love at all as we understand the word.
-W. H. Auden (1907-1973) English-born poet and man of letters.

For this reason the Bible is a book of eternal and effective power; because, as long as the world lasts, no one will say: I comprehend it in the whole and understand it in the particular. Rather we must modestly say it on the whole it is venerable, and in the particular practical.
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path.
-George Herbert (1593-1632) British poet.

For it is with the mysteries of our religion, as with wholesome pills for the sick, which swallowed whole, have the virtue to cure; but chewed, are for the most part cast up again without effect.
-Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) British philosopher.

To the excessively fearful the chief characteristic of power is its arbitrariness. Man had to gain enormously in confidence before he could conceive an
all-powerful God who obeys his own laws.
-Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

To know a person’s religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
-Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

Toleration is the best religion.
-Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

We are on the side of religion as opposed to religions, and we are among those who believe in the wretched inadequacy of sermons and the sublimity of prayer.
-Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

England has two books, one which she has made and one which has made her: Shakespeare and the Bible.
-Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

But a priest’s life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed — a compass, not a weathercock.
-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
– Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899) American politician and orator.

Smitten as we are with the vision of social righteousness, a God indifferent to everything but adulation, and full of partiality for his individual favorites, lacks an essential element of largeness.
– William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse.
– William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
– Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity.
– Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

We always believe God is like ourselves, the indulgent think him indulgent and the stern, terrible.
– Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.
– Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Episcopal clergyman.

And lips say ”God be pitiful,” who never said, ”God be praised.”
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) British poet.

I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.
– Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.
– Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world s.
– Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.
– Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.
– Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

I am always most religious upon a sunshiny day…
– Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
-Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.
– Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
– Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

I call the book of Job, apart from all theories about it, one of the grandest things ever written with the pen.
– Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Though God’s attributes are equal, yet his mercy is more attractive and pleasing in our eyes than his justice.
– Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

Man appoints, and God disappoints. – Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire. – Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.
– Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.

God: a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays.
– Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.

A religion, that is, a true religion, must consist of ideas and facts both; not of ideas alone without facts, for then it would be mere Philosophy; — nor of facts alone without ideas, of which those facts are symbols, or out of which they arise, or upon which they are grounded: for then it would be mere History.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

The study of the Bible will keep anyone from being vulgar in style.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
– William Cowper (1731-1800) British poet.

Religion! what treasure untold resides in that heavenly word!
– William Cowper (1731-1800) British poet.

In His will is our peace.
– Dante (1265-1321) Italian philosopher, and poet.

And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny’s the worst.
– Daniel Defoe (1661-1731) 1661-1731, British Author

The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
– Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.

Christianity is completed Judaism or it is nothing.
– Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions. – Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

God does not play dice with the universe.
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

God is clever, but not dishonest.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world. – Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory. – George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

The dice of God are always loaded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

There is a crack in everything God has made.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

‘Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men.. – Francis Picabia (1878-1953) French painter, and poet.

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things. – Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this — that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made — not to understand — but to feel — as crime.
– Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845) American poet, critic, and short-story writer

The scripture in times of disputes is like an open town in times of war, which serves in differently the occasions of both parties. – Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you could do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint could think he understood. – Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

A heroic figure… not wholly to blame for the religion that’s been foisted on him. – Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.
– Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

Man does what he can, God does what he will. – Proverb

A maker of idols is never an idolater. – Chinese Proverb

God is closest to those with broken hearts. – Jewish proverb

Archbishop — A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ. – Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters. – Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

Who hates the Jews more than the Jew?
– Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

To honor him whom we have made is far from honoring him that hath made us.
– Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.
– Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

Christians are rare people on earth. – Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

The mantram becomes one’s staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning, carrying you nearer and nearer to God. – Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all. – Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.

Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity. – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Christianity makes suffering contagious. – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer

I fear we are not getting rid of God because we still believe in grammar. – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are — more humane. – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s blunders? – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

The word ”Christianity” is already a misunderstanding — in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross. – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands. – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. – Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

My own mind is my own church. – Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
– Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
– Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind. – Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then without hesitation, that He exists.
– Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair. – Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. – Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
– Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) Protestant preacher and author.

To be like Christ is to be a Christian. – William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
– William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.

First I shake the whole [Apple] tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.
– Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

The real security of Christianity is to be found in its benevolent morality, in its exquisite adaptation to the human heart, in the facility with which its scheme accommodates itself to the capacity of every human intellect, in the consolation which it bears to the house of mourning, in the light with which it brightens the great mystery of the grave.
– Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) English politician, essayist and poet.

A church is disaffected when it is persecuted, quiet when it is tolerated, and actively loyal when it is favored and cherished.
-Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) English politician, essayist and poet.

The English Bible: a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
– Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) English politician, essayist and poet.

From the outset, the Christian was the theorizing Jew, the Jew is therefore the practical Christian, and the practical Christian has become a Jew again.
– Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and political economist.

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
– Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and political economist.

Religion is the opium of the masses.
– Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and political economist.

No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
– W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.

When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.
– Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Austrian satirist.

Call a truce, then, to our labors — let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ”faint and forced the laughter,” and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.
– Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) British writer.

The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities.
– Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) British writer.

When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.
– Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Austrian satirist.

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
– C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author and scholar.

Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand.
– C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author and scholar.

There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist.
– Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
– Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

I cannot be a materialist — but Oh, how is it possible that a God who speaks to all hearts can let Belgravia go laughing to a vicious luxury, and Whitechapel cursing to a filthy debauchery — such suffering, such dreadful suffering — and shall the short years of Christ’s mission atone for it all?
– D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

The Tradition of Judaism, Part I. Quotations about Jews and Judaism

Part I. Quotations about Jews and Judaism

I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.

– Shylock, From The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.


Who hates the Jews more than the Jew?

– Henry Miller

It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of another Jew?

– Heinrich Heine

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.

– Golda Meir

HEBREW, n. A male Jew, as distinguished from the She-brew, an altogether superior creation.

– Andrew Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary.

What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews. – Anne Frank

To be a Jew is a destiny.

– Vicky Baum

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world – the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.

– David Ben-Gurion

If you ever forget you’re a Jew, a Gentile will remind you.

– Bernard Malamud

A baptised Jew is a circumcised Christian.

– German Proverb

In Jewish history there are no coincidences.

– Elie Wiesel

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.

– John Adams

Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the Right Honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.

– Benjamin Disraeli, Reply to a taunt by Daniel O’Connell.

Historically the profoundest meaning of Passover is something which sets Judaism apart from other religions. It marks the birth of a nation. Out of a mass of slaves, Moses fashioned a nation and gave them a faith.

– Philip S. Bernstein

These three are the marks of a Jew – a tender heart, self-respect, and charity.

– Hebrew Proverb

Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to.

– Henny Youngman

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.

– Elie Wiesel

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the God of Israel.

The Judeo-Christian, Part II. The Left and Right Hands of American Political Reality

Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

– Ecclesiastes 12:13

Part II. The Left and Right Hands of American Political Reality

In actual political reality, the colors red, white and blue have represented Protestant Christian democracy (Freemasonry) as seen in the flags of Great Britain, France, the United States, and Australia, while the colors red, white and green represented Roman Catholic democracy (Society of Jesus) as in the flags of Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Mexico.

Knights Hospitallier — The Republic of France — The Nation of Italy

Knights of St. John –> A Protestant Republic –> A Catholic Democracy

Unlike the past 200-300 years when Catholics and Protestants were basically still at war with one another, these distinctions no longer seem to matter as much as the dichotomy found between the political Left, symbolized by the color red, and the political Right, symbolized by the color blue or green. The current patterns of thought that distinguish these two main strands of political reality, especially in this country, can be grouped together in the following manner:

Field of Thought Left-Ism (Red) Right-Ism (Blue)
Policy Liberalism Conservatism
Government Globalism Nationalism
Economics Socialism Capitalism
Warfare Pacifism Patriotism
Culture Multiculturalism Pluralism
Society Modernism Traditionalism
God Atheism Monotheism
Religion Paganism Judeo-Christian-Islam
Christianity Ecumenism Fundamentalism
Philosophy Nihilism Pragmatism
Morality Relativism Idealism
Ethics Utilitarianism Dualism
Outlook Existentialism Realism
Identity Collectivism Individualism

As can be seen, many of the basic differences in political doctrine between the Left and the Right cannot, and will not, be reconciled. Year after year, the Right appears to be more and more in favor of Christianity, while the Left is tragically becoming more hostile towards traditional religion. Indeed, in the eyes of some God-fearing Jews and Christians, modern liberalism seems to be showing its true Canaanite colors as a front for the religion of Greco-Roman Paganism while the vampire ‘gods’ of Mt. Olympus loom in the distance. Some on the Left are quick to contend that Paganism is the only, true universal brotherhood of all men, while the Judeo-Christian tradition has always been inherently racist. Nonetheless, and as history clearly shows, from Egypt to Rome, from Pharaoh to Caesar, the religion of Paganism always degenerates into an ‘Evil Empire’. Each and every time that moderate, Hebrew monotheism (Abel) has been either obliterated or enslaved, both civil society and private, natural, communal spirituality withers and dies and is replaced by a ruthless military Empire (Cain) maintained by a brutal slave-based economy and inevitably ruled by an elite class of sexual perverts, con-men, and violent criminals who serve as their henchmen and bodyguards.

The Eye of the Pyramid Upside-Down is the Cornerstone of the LORD our God

This is especially true in the United States of America where, since the late 1960s, hard-working, culturally conservative Democrats and wealthy, economically liberal Republicans are fast becoming anachronisms. All the while, the spooky laughter and obscene sexual exploits of past Pharaohs and Greco-Roman Emperors and their lovers echo throughout the politics of 21st century America as today’s push towards ‘Gay marriage’ continues to succeed. Thankfully, the truly sacred example of the Obama family’s deeply-held, patently Judeo-Christian traditions and personal behavior have given the God-fearing people throughout Africa, and throughout the world, a new hope that Hebrew monotheism will not fail. As the great Jewish philosopher Maimonides wrote nearly 1,000 years ago:

What did they do in Egypt in those days (during the time of Moses)? A man would marry another man, or a woman two men…

Ominously, American politics may be slowly polarizing along religious lines, with the Republicans becoming more Christian (perhaps Racist) and the Democrats becoming more Pagan (perhaps shamelessly Perverted) with each passing year. At the same time, President Barak Obama, the so-called ‘anti-Christ’, turns out to be a righteous example of a man, like the Biblical Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob, who sincerely loves and takes care of his family, and his country, while more than a few hypocritical Republicans continue in their blue-belled, spring-time fornication rituals. The relevant issues that define current American political reality can be listed as follows:

The U.S. Political Issues Red Left
Blue Right
Political Party
Democratic Republican
Inheritance Taxes
Approve Oppose
Euthanasia Approve Oppose
Gun Control
Approve Oppose
No-Fault Divorce
Approve Oppose
Gay and Lesbian Marriage
Approve Oppose
Affirmative Action
Approve Oppose
Sex Education
Approve Oppose
Global Warming Regulation
Approve Oppose
Public Funding for PBS
Approve Oppose
Support for United Nations
Approve Oppose
Teaching Darwinian Evolution
Approve Oppose
School Prayer
Oppose Approve
School Vouchers
Oppose Approve
New Oil Drilling in Alaska
Oppose Approve
Military Spending Increases
Oppose Approve
Death Penalty
Oppose Approve
Nuclear Power
Oppose Approve

The recent influx of Hispanics onto the American political scene may change these polarizing tendencies. They are politically liberal, but culturally conservative. They support high taxes for the rich due to their traditional Catholic loathing of usury, but vehemently oppose same-sex marriage. They approve of school choice so that they can send their own children to a premier Catholic school, but also want to raise the minimum wage through government mandate. They represent a unique, political voting bloc destined to become more powerful as they increase in population. The enduring statement of Barak Obama’s excellent example as a caring husband and father of a good African-American, south-side Chicago family in the White House has pleased many Judeo-Christian religious believers who were truly horrified by the openly, anti-Christian sexual decadence of the Clintons from Arkansas. Neither the Christian Right or the Pagan Left will dominate American politics anytime soon, but their influence can still be seen in today’s issues and will continue to be seen in tomorrow’s political reality.

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Obama in 2012!!! God save the Queen!!!!!!!

The Judeo-Christian, Part III. Neoliteralism, the Cornerstone of Judeo-Christian Theology

Fear God and keep His Commandments for this is the whole duty of man.

– Ecclesiastes 12:13


Part III. Neoliteralism, the Cornerstone of Judeo-Christian Theology

Today, there are a countless number of methods along with differing schools of thought when it comes to Bible Studies and Theology. At least some astute observers might say there are already far too many, with each ‘method’ or ‘school’ contradicting another so that these traditionally Christian fields of study have become nothing more than a ‘Mystery Babylon’ intellectual enterprise. Obviously, adding yet another catchy term to the list would seem to be compounding the problem, rather than providing a solution. Nevertheless, the project of Neoliteralism, a new term for a new scholarly outlook, has only one intent and that is simplification. Neoliteralism, as the word implies, presumes to take the Bible literally, but it also includes a basic understanding of what the Bible represents. This understanding is simple, not complex, and general, rather than specific. Thus, a perfect example of Neoliteralism can be seen in the following comments and remarks:

I. The Holy Bible is the most published, read, studied, documented, analyzed, interpreted and discussed book ever known in the history of the world.
II. The Holy Bible is currently available in more alphabets, languages, and versions which are spoken and written by more ethnicities and cultures than any other book on earth today.
III. The Holy Bible is the the single most influential book underlying the development of nearly all the written languages still used on earth today.
IV. The Holy Bible is the official text of Christianity, the largest religion with the most followers in the entire world.
V. The Holy Bible is the cornerstone of monotheism, represented by the three great religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
VI. The Holy Bible is the chronological story of a single family’s relationship with a specific supernatural entity that began in 3760 B.C. with Adam and ended with Joshua ben Joseph (Jesus) in 33 A.D.
VII. The Holy Bible is the most powerful piece of literature in the modern world that has inspired, motivated, and influenced more individuals to think and act in more ways than any other written document in the history of the world.

Even if the simple generalizations just mentioned may appear controversial to some readers, each one of them is not only true, but a scientific fact that cannot be denied or dis-proven. In other words, Neoliteralism is willing to make ample use of the Statistical Sciences in order to further its primary agenda, simplicity. Is simplicity an objective goal? Is simplicity biased or politically motivated? The answers to both of those questions depend on the assumptions of what simplicity will do to the fields of Theology and Religious Studies. Put bluntly, there is an infinite number of ways of interpreting Neoliteralism‘s emphasis on simplicity. The non-believer might suspect that it is simply a code word for fundamentalist Christianity intent on quashing complex, sophisticated dissent of traditional Biblical belief systems. On the other hand, the believer may mistake simplicity as either an attempt to water down or dilute Christian truth or an absurd strategy to tear down the Church which has been built upon a continuing accumulation of scholarship compiled and studied throughout the centuries.

In other words, religious scholars may well be skeptical of this new contraption, this intellectual tool known as Neoliteralism. All things considered, they have every right to be. Indeed, for most readers this is the first mention of the word Neoliteralism. This original piece of jargon could end up being nothing more than another case of self-promotion. Theologians and Religious Scholars, just like nearly everybody in today’s world, crave attention. They crave readers, listeners, endowments, large offices, and higher salaries. For some, the spread of Christian intellectual truth is also a strong underlying motivation.

With that in mind, Neoliteralism must be honest with itself and with others about what the term really means. This includes the inventor of the word and author of this essay. In other words, who is the man behind the curtain pulling the strings of Neoliteralism? Well, for starters, Neoliteralism is obviously a self-interested attempt to be different. Are not all ‘methods’ and ‘outlooks’ found in Theology the same way? Of course they are. Theologians, like all intellectuals, entered the field out of a desire to have their religious ideas read and listened to by others. Assuming the factor of self-interest remains, here are the basic, and specific, agendas underlying Neoliteralism.

I. Neoliteralism is Catholic: Catholic Christianity is emphasized because it is older and has more adherents than Protestantism. The reason is simple, St. Peter was specifically chosen to be the leader by Joshua (Jesus) (NOTE: the author of this essay is a practicing Roman/Ukrainian Catholic scholar.)
II. Neoliteralism is Judaic: Athens, Greco-Roman Philosophy, and Hellenism are ignored in favor of Jerusalem, Mysticism, and Judaism. The reason is simple, Joshua (Jesus) was and is a Jew.
III. Neoliteralism is Iconoclastic: Extreme anti-Christian sentiments and assumptions found in the visual arts proves their inherently Pagan and demonic tendencies. The reason is simple, God prohibited the graven image as one of the Ten Commandments
IV. Neoliteralism is Scientific: Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is losing ground due to scientific dissent among experts. Natural law is concurrent with biological behavior of other mammalian species.
V. Neoliteralism is Evangelical: The continued popularity of the Bible, of Christianity, and their combined historical influence clearly indicates supernatural forces that cannot be explained scientifically. The probability of Christianity’s success and the Bible’s best-selling status are statistically impossible. Judeo-Christian theology is a statistically significant reality.
VI. Neoliteralism is Judeo-Christian: Numerous sayings and parables found in the Gospels have exact parallels in the Talmud, the Apocrypha, and in modern Orthodox Judaism.

VII. Neoliteralism is Catholic, Judaic, Iconoclastic, Scientific, Evangelical, and Judeo-Christian.

Honesty should not condemn a new idea, theory, or paradigm. In short, these particular aspects of Neoliteralism cannot, and should not, disqualify it from being taken seriously. No type of Theology can ever be objective due to the pre-existing preferences of their creator or inventor. Most importantly, the above statements of subjectivity represent a key component in Neoliteralism. How so? By admitting the simple, unspoken truth of Theology and Biblical Studies. Rather than remain in denial, Neoliteralism simply accepts the reality of dualism embedded in the historical differences of Judeo-Christian thought.

Sometimes, like a coin with only two sides, objective study of these differences is impossible to achieve. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, even nonbelievers and Pagan, are either Catholic or Protestant because, regardless of their personal faith, they will always prefer one over another. This understanding is also true concerning the traditional Christian stereotypes which have, at times, erupted into violent opposition. Historically speaking, the Glorious Revolution of England and the Iconoclasm Rebellion of the Byzantine Empire are perfect examples of ideas armed with swords. Everyone, including every theologian is, in the end, either a Judaizer or a Hellenizer, an Iconophil or an Iconoclast, an Artist or a Scientist, who is Private or Evangelical about being Christian or Judeo-Christian. To summarize, Neoliteralism is brutally honest about its intentions of being barbarically simple about Theology and Biblical Studies. Complexity and sophistication are both acceptable, but there must be balance instead of a one-sided journey into obscurity and obsolescence.

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition..

The Judeo-Christian, Part I. Moses, a Scientific Genius 3,000 Years ahead of His time

Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

– Ecclesiastes 12:13

Part I. Moses, a Scientific Genius 3,000 Years ahead of His time

For many of today’s intellectuals, modern science, most especially Darwinism, has led them to conclude that the Judeo-Christian tradition is not only an out-dated concept, but a primitive superstition which may even prove to be incompatible with modern, secular society. What nearly everyone seems to have overlooked is the sheer ancient scientific genius that can be clearly seen in the first chapter of Genesis. In just a few short verses, this particular text mentions the Big Bang, the stellar evolution of the universe, the general geophysics of Earth formation, and the exact sequence of biological evolution as seen on this planet. In other words, secular intellectuals must admit that the Genesis account of Creation, what they usually dismiss as mythological, is closer to the modern scientific understanding of the natural world than any other rival Creation legend. As one scientifically-minded Judeo-Christian believer puts it:

The ancient Bible (including Genesis 1) was written, around 3,300 years ago, as it is understood today. Only in the past two hundred years has science started to be capable of recognizing the (apparently) correct scientific sequence of those events. And they have turned out to be REMARKABLY similar.

– Genesis and Science ARE Compatible!

Seen carefully, the real question that remains unanswered is how the orphan son of a lowly Israelite mother named Moses, who was raised and educated by the Pharaoh’s daughter, ever became so enlightened and informed about how the sun and the stars, along with Earth and all its life-forms ever came into existence. Since the time that Moses was still living in ancient Egypt, around 1,300-1,500 B.C., modern scholars have now determined that, in general, Egyptian civilization never really developed any actual scientific knowledge at all, except their exceptional building skills and clever agricultural know-how. Egyptian hieroglyphics, as deciphered by modern experts, reveal that the society Moses was brought up in was woefully ignorant about the skies above them and the wild-life that surrounded them. In short, ancient Egypt was a polytheistic, superstitious, slave-based kingdom completely ignorant of astrophysics, biological evolution, and nearly any other scientific field of study. On the other hand, the Book of Genesis is either an indication of supreme intelligence or one of the luckiest guesses about the sequence of evolution ever known in the history of the world.

Genesis 1 depicts the unfolding of the Divine energies in the sequence Earth, plants, marine animals, terrestrial animals, and humans – precisely the sequence confirmed by evolution.

– Orthodoxy Today

In stark contrast to the mental nonsense of ancient Egypt, the first chapter of Genesis written by Moses is like that of a well-informed modern scientist deliberately writing a semi-legendary account of Creation and clearly intending it for the common man of Israel to understand. Back then most people were illiterate, completely ignorant, and basically frightened of the unknown, which included the skies above them and the wild animals who lurked at the edges of Egyptian society. Obviously the author set out to write a short, fact-based account of the world’s primordial origins which would both educate and inspire the common people, as well as the readers that came after him, yet remain absolutely valid metaphorically. Seen carefully, the story of Genesis is like an incredibly poetic saga of a wise and merciful sorcerer or wizard who looks deeply into a dark, magic cauldron and then casts His spells through His thunderous words, thus causing the universe to be magically brought in existence.

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

– Genesis 1:1-2

Even so, this fun and entertaining folk-tale of a seven-day ritual of great power and magic also remains completely embedded with scientific facts, which were probably meant to be taught centuries later when the simple minds of the ancient, gullible listeners were better able to understand them. One must remember that the precise details of the Darwinian theory of evolution can only be grasped by well-educated thinkers fully versed in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology. Remember, not a single one of the ancient Israelites whom Moses was addressing knew anything about the molecular structure of DNA or the mathematical concept of random chance or probability. Not only that, there is also the spiritual issue of man’s special relationship to God, the mysterious entity who hides behind the curtain of material reality. A primitive mind could easily misinterpret the Darwinian model of history and then wrongly assume that their beloved pet dog, cat, or monkey, is just as worthwhile as their fellow human beings who have been blessed by God to rule the animals, not deify them as the ancient Egyptians did. The gods they worshipped were seen as humans with various animal heads placed upon them, an absurd impossibility. This was not the case with the God of Moses and his fellow Israelites, whom they had oppressed and enslaved.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.

– Genesis 1:27

Genesis clearly reiterates the obvious truth of the real world that the Biblical God’s last, ultimate creation known as men and women must, like good brothers and sisters, look after each other first and foremost, because none of the other animals will ever feed, clothe, or truly love their rulers known as man. They don’t know how. Rather than the violent chaos of Darwinian ‘survival of the fittest’, Genesis depicts a God that, in turn, rules benevolently over mankind. The account written by Moses is also followed by a repeated emphasis that all men must try to obey their Creator’s instinctive commandments against theft, murder, adultery, and lying, concepts that other life-forms clearly don’t and may never comprehend. Modern evolutionary scientists know quite well that mankind is far superior, and completely different, than any other animals, including the apes and gorillas which came long before God endowed Adam with a hand-made immortal soul. These moral and ethical lessons are basically what the Judeo-Christian Creation story is clearly intended to proclaim, not the exact number of eons involved in stellar evolution, or the evolutionary reason behind the horns of goats and sheep..

Evolution contradicts a literalistic interpretation of Genesis. However, according to Roman Catholicism and most contemporary Protestant Churches, biblical literalism in the creation account is not mandatory. Christians have considered allegorical interpretations of Genesis since long before the development of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

– Theistic Evolution, Wikipedia

Put bluntly, modern man knows quite well that most of the stars and planets which came into being originated billions of years ago, while biological life slowly developed over the course of hundreds of millions of years. However, primitive man had absolutely no clue how any thing had been created. Most were too busy working hard to survive and feed their families to ever really question the material world that surrounded. Thus, to cater to all the ancient Israelites, Moses probably chose to keep the Creation account short and simple for the sake of his primitive audience, most of whom could not even count up to ten. However, the factual and scientific sequence of Earth’s formation and the evolution of life on this planet can still be clearly seen in his Creation ‘story’.

Theistic evolutionists argue that it is inappropriate to use Genesis as a scientific text, since it was written in a pre-scientific age and originally intended for religious instruction; as such, seemingly chronological aspects of the creation accounts should be thought of in terms of a literary framework.

– Theistic Evolution, Wikipedia

What does emerge from the Genesis text is a concise understanding concerning the sequence of events leading up to the present solar system (Astrophysics) along with an implied knowledge that carefully classifies life-forms into scientifically-based categories like plants or animals, birds or insects, fish or mammals, and even carnivores and herbivores (Zoology). Not only that, but the seven-day period of Creation shows an absolutely unmistakable background knowledge of the correct sequence of Darwinian evolution (Biology). Remember, this account was written more than 3,000 years ago in a culture that sincerely worshipped the sun (a hot ball of gas) and moon (a freezing cold desert rock) as supernatural gods who ruled over them.

There are very few instances where the Bible and science stand face-to-face regarding established facts. The most prominent of these is the story of Creation in Genesis.

– Genesis and Science ARE Compatible!

Once again, Moses shows a highly advanced, basically unheard of, theological outlook (Universal Monotheism) which clearly believes the one, true God created all material reality from nothing at all, except his own Divine will-power (Judeo-Christian-Islam). Where did Moses ever learn these incredibly complex and scientifically-based doctrines, thousands of years before anyone else even came close to understanding them? There is no way he was taught these things from the ancient Egyptians who were basically ignorant, primitive Pagans who left behind no scholarly or scientific writings, with the sole exception of absurd, nonsensical legends concerning many different gods, such as the Egyptian book of the dead.

The story in Genesis 1 of the Bible, about the beginning of everything, is fully compatible with modern science. It actually even PROVES that modern science is on the right track! And modern science has CONFIRMED that Genesis presents the proper sequence of events!

– Genesis and Science ARE Compatible!

Today’s arrogant skeptics and agnostic, or even atheist, scientists love to point a finger at the God-fearing Christians who insist the world was created by God in just seven days. Historically speaking, the most literate Judeo-Christian believers of the past never truly believed in the seven day mega-miracle of Genesis. In reality, both Christians, and the Jews before them, have nearly always understood that the seven day time period was allegorical, like a child’s educational story, and that the real world actually took much longer to form. As one source describes:

Evolution contradicts a literalistic interpretation of Genesis. However, according to Roman Catholicism and most contemporary Protestant Churches, biblical literalism in the creation account is not mandatory. Christians have considered allegorical interpretations of Genesis since long before the development of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

– Theistic Evolution, Wikipedia

Although some Pagan Creation myths are quite poetic and meaningful, the fact remains that not a single ancient Creation story ever truly addresses the material world’s origins in a scientific manner, with the sole exception of the Book of Genesis. Nearly every one of them is an obvious fairy tale composed of non-existent monsters, heroes and villains, while some of them also include grotesque imagery and even blatant sexual perversion as an integral part of biological life’s creation. Indeed, they all seem to be fictional and childish renditions of numerous rival ‘gods’ who fight and smite each other like criminals on the loose, occasionally looking down upon mankind as worthless inferiors solely created for their amusement, and who were destined to be ruled by them due to their ‘Divine’ right of authority. This is far different than Genesis which depicts a singular, all-powerful, all-knowing, peaceful God surrounded by His Angels who wait silently and obediently for their Creator to complete His authentic creation of the material universe. Instead of laughing or mocking mankind, the God of Genesis blesses them and their fellow life-forms, the fish and the birds, thus making a concise distinction between life (living beings like plants, animals, and man) and death (inanimate objects like air, water, fire, and earth).

With this approach toward evolution, scriptural creation stories are typically interpreted as being allegorical in nature. Both Jews and Christians have considered the idea of the creation history as an allegory (instead of a historical description) long before the development of Darwin’s theory. An example in Christianity would be the earlier writings by St. Augustine (4th century)…Three noted Jewish examples are that of the writings of Philo of Alexandria (1st century), Maimonides (12th century) and Gersonides (13th century).

– Theistic Evolution, Wikipedia

Much unlike the rival Greco-Roman religion, which was eventually toppled by Christianity, the Hebrew God in Genesis does not bless the sun (Apollo), the moon (Diane), the planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter) at all. Tellingly, He only blesses the biological life-forms He has created. His blessing also includes a totally accurate prediction that mankind is destined to fill the earth with many different descendants and are intended to rule the lesser animals responsibly and wisely, just as He rules over man, His last and most God-like creation. What follows is a comparison between the Genesis Creation story and modern scientific fact which clearly shows the unbelievable, nearly miraculous, similarities between the two accounts:

RELIGION: In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.(Genesis 1:1-2)
SCIENCE: Modern Physics state that, before the Big Bang, reality was nothing than a singular point of darkness which had near infinite density and mass that eventually exploded, thus creating the known universe.

RELIGION: And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning- the first day.(Genesis 1:3-5)
SCIENCE: Modern Astrophysics now claim that the material universe started with a massive explosion of light and heat that filled the entire universe. (God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light). Over time, the light and energy subsided and either collapsed into stars or planets (God saw that the light was good) which continued to moved outwards in all directions (He separated the light from the darkness) and away from the initial Big Bang’s location. This continued expansion created more and more dark space (darkness), nearly void of all energy, in between all the steadily increasing number of stars and planets (light). Planets began to revolve around larger stars called suns which then rotated upon their axis, thus causing periodic intervals of light (God called the light ‘day’) and darkness (the darkness he called ‘night’).

RELIGION: God said, ‘Let there be a vault between the waters to separate the waters below from the waters above.’ So God made the vault and separated the waters under the vault from the waters above it. And it was so. God called the vault ‘sky.’ And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. (Genesis 1:6-8)
SCIENCE: Modern Meteorology and Geophysics contends that when Earth first began to form, a large amount of water was repeatedly lost into outer space (waters above the vault) as steam was constantly being spewed upward from the hot, unstable lava flows on the planet’s surface (separated the waters under the vault from the water above it). This process (separated the waters) continued until a viable atmosphere (a vault), which could retain all the water vapor rising upwards, eventually formed and became the blue sky (God called the vault ‘sky’). Then, because of all the steam being released from the depths of the earth (waters below) by volcanoes, a thick layer of clouds (waters above) finally covered the whole planet. This process occurred repeatedly over the course of hundreds of millions of years (separated the waters under the vault from the waters above it). Finally, all the water once released upwards as steam then finally became trapped underground indefinitely (waters below). This additional water (waters below) has remained there as volcanic activity has slowly subsided. Nonetheless, oceans (water under the vault) have continued to condensate and rise upward to form clouds (water above it) which then fall down again via the rain and snow called precipitation.

RELIGION: And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry ground ‘land’, and the gathered waters he called ‘seas.’ And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:9-10)
SCIENCE: Modern Geology states that, at first, earth became a seething mass of lava (water) that began cooling into solid rock (dry ground). In time, the steam from tons upon tons of water trapped below ground caused torrential rains (gathered waters) which covered the earth (dry ground) with oceans. Because of all the initial violent volcanic activity on Earth’s surface, there was no permanent sea level or stable land mass to sustain life. Then a single mega-continent formed slowly, but permanently (the dry ground ‘land’) which was then completely surrounded by a gigantic single body of water (water…gathered to one place).

RELIGION: Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning- the third day. (Genesis 1:11-13)
SCIENCE: Modern Evolutionary Biology claims that, even though simple single-cell life-forms, may have first formed underwater, the first multi-cellular complex life-forms to appear on earth were plants and trees (Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds’). Only during the past 2,000 years has man has confirmed scientifically that every distinct species of plants can only reproduce themselves. (The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds). Before then, the vast majority of people gathered fruit, nuts, berries, etc, from the wild because they never figured out how to keep their seeds, plant them (plants bearing seed according to their kinds), and grow enough crops to avoid starvation. Even in ancient Egypt, the most advanced civilization on earth at the time, most, if not all, of the Egyptians and enslaved Israelites, never knew that the seeds found in fruit must be buried in order to reproduce themselves. The cultivation of fruit and nuts, called orcharding (trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds) happens to be a fairly recent, post-Moses, discovery (And God saw that it was good).

Isn’t that interesting? Composed around 3,300 years ago, Genesis had told us that plants came before any animals, and now science has proved why that was true, because of the animals’ need for oxygen that the plants first created. Science is not confronting Genesis, but supporting it!

– Genesis and Science ARE Compatible!

RELIGION: And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.’ And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. (Genesis 1:14-19)
SCIENCE: Modern Geophysics theorized that plant life on earth may have first appeared under a constant blanket of clouds that continued to obscure the stars and moon for millions of years, with the sun barely visible behind the dirty, ash-filled cloud cover. Indeed, this may well have been the case throughout the age of the dinosaurs and early mammals. For millions of years, primitive man had absolutely no sense of time or any idea about how to keep track of it. (God made two great lights-the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness). Besides for Mesopotamia (Abraham’s native civilization) Ancient Egypt was the only human society in the entire world (except East Asia) that had ever mapped the stars and actually realized their repetitive positions on a yearly schedule which corresponded to annual growing seasons for crops. Even so, only a miniscule number of elite magicians and ‘priests’ within Egypt had ever actually learned how to do this (God said, ‘Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years’). Most of man looked up and saw the lights as supernatural monsters or immortal gods ruling over them, not just inanimate, non-living lights that neither thought nor moved on their own (And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night’).

RELIGION: And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.’ So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.’ And there was evening, and there was morning- the fifth day. (Genesis 1:20-23)
SCIENCE: Modern Biology is fairly confident that animal life first came into being in the oceans underwater. Dinosaurs came next and are said to be the early ancestors of all of today’s bird species (God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth’). Fish and Dinosaurs filled the entire planet long before the appearance of any mammal. Some of the ocean’s animal life-forms were absolutely huge, even larger than any land-based dinosaur (So God created the great creatures of the sea) and existed long before them as well.

RELIGION: And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:24-25)
SCIENCE: Modern Zoology categorizes animals, all of whom bleed red blood, into distinct subgroups such herbivores (livestock), carnivores (wild animals) both of which are mammals, while distinguishing the birds and reptiles (creatures that move along the ground) as animals who are not, in fact, mammals (God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so). Evolutionary Biology is quite confident that warm-blooded mammals were the last type of animal to appear on earth long after plants, fish, and birds, or dinosaurs (God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds). While some rare individuals within ancient societies may have vaguely understood the modern theory of species, the vast majority had little idea that, for the most part, there are distinct species of animals that can only reproduce themselves through members of the exact same species. This includes very similar, nearly identical, types of species. Hawks cannot breed with eagles, cheetahs cannot breed with leopards, elk cannot breed with deer, and crocodiles with alligators (God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds). Moses, the author of Genesis, shows an incredible knowledge about scientifically-verifiable animal speciation, literally thousands of years before modern Zoology confirmed this reality (And God saw that it was good).

RELIGION: Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’ (Genesis 1:26-29)
SCIENCE: Modern biology is confident in their proclamation that man, the species called Homo Sapiens, was the last species to have ‘evolved’ on planet earth, long after every other life-form (So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them). While nearly every member of primitive society knew about the existence of many types of animals, the vast majority feared them, sometimes for good reason, and had absolutely no idea that within centuries man would have domesticated vast flocks, herds, and different breeds of many types of animals (God blessed them and said to them…’Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground’). At the same time, none of them would have ever imagined the accuracy of God’s ancient recommendation (or prediction) to increase in population and colonize every corner of the earth, eventually establishing huge cities on every single continent and among every major culture in the world today. (God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it). Man is unique is not knowing or identifying different individuals by smell (like an animal), but by looking at their facial features (our likeness) thus explaining the vast diversity of facial features found in every man, woman, and child (God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness). Molecular Biology has also discovered that male sperm contain exactly 50% male sperm (xy DNA) and 50% female sperm (xx DNA) (In the image of God he created them, male and female He created them).

Modern scientists need to stop being so instinctively anti-religion and open their minds to the poetic genius that Moses and his Book of Genesis can bring to today’s world once their arrogant ridicule and denial of the Judeo-Christian tradition comes to an end. The ‘primitive’ scientific accuracy metaphorically hidden in the Genesis Creation legend remains completely unexplainable, even now, yet can be clearly seen in black and white for all to see.

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian.

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