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The Bondage of Blind Biblical Faith - Exposed!

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By Pat Regan, British Paranormal/UFO Researcher 

Fundamentalist apologetics (of any ilk) become somewhat infuriated when their holy books are challenged in any way and quickly react with comments similar to:

‘All Archaeological finds verify the Bible as accurate history.’

Such unguarded and in fact quite preposterous claims, based on blind conviction alone, occurred following my recent criticism concerning Fundamentalist infiltration into Ufology.

www.ufodigest.com/

Anyone can claim that any book is historically accurate, if enough long-term ‘spin’ is given to it. Anyone can claim that ‘all’ archaeological finds are evidence of a relationship between such a find and the book’s historical legitimacy.

Of course this is all basically poppycock and founded on one thing – blind faith handed down via religious propaganda through the ages.

THE BIBLE: IS IT FACT OR FICTION?

It would appear that in the noble quest of truth we need to examine this issue a little more closely.

The Bible was NOT produced via a series of saintly individuals in white gowns, within ancient places of pious worship, who were divinely touched. It was NOT created by a selective succession of unquestionably noble individuals who were each in turn listening to a divine voice whilst slaving over a hot altar candle. Such hallowed images are of course instilled in many, but they are NOT accurate.

The Bible was constructed by countless religious activists who were either at the top of this fraudulent assembly line or were simple minions in its ultimate formation. Each new translator gave their own specially biased slant to the earlier literature; each century saw new additions based upon the personal or political whims of the latest rewriters.   

Editing and basic construction of the Bible came from select ‘club members’ of the early Christian Church. Doctrinal authority within the Church possessed the raw fundamental text matter and decided ‘exactly’ what would appear in the Bible. There occurred ample opportunity, and motivation, to surreptitiously modify or create new writings that might reinforce the position of the Church and namely the most ‘influential’ members of the Church themselves.

Incidentally, history clearly testifies to the rank corruption within the early Church! More recently we have seen the despicable corruption exhibited via the Clergy Abuse against Children scandal cover-ups, which has gravely affected numerous denominations.

Subsequent to the original languages being translated into the Latin tongue, it was only a matter of time before the original language could be done away with. This clever Church ruse gave further power and exclusivity to an already corrupt doctrinal system, which was controlled by an aggressive and uncompromising theocratical machine like the world has never seen.

Church authority had to be preserved over the populace AT ALL COSTS, thus the common individual in the street remained no wiser due to enforced theocratic ignorance.  The dictatorially fostered fraud within the Bible continued without challenge, as it largely does to this day. 

Numerous outrageous frauds were perpetrated on the trusting and largely uninformed populace. Speaking ill of Church authority was dangerous and the ramifications severe, hence the populace knew its place and largely kept silent.

Christian historians concede to the deceitfulness of the early Church and they confess that the martyrs, saints, traditions and customs of the Christian Church were stolen from ancient pagan sources. In fact the whole Christian calendar is blatantly moulded on the earlier heathen agricultural year. Moreover, many Christian and secular historians freely admit that events in the New Testament were taken from much earlier pagan mythology.

Yes, the death and subsequent resurrection design for a god occurred in numerous pre-Christian tales. It was an easy matter for the Church to incorporate such concepts in the name of mass conversion.

The 'Real' meaning of this divine concept is the demise and rebirth of Mother Nature's cycle each new coming season.

The Church simply substituted this wholesome pagan wisdom, by swapping a Sun God for a ‘Son - of –God’!  This was a clever and effective missionary ploy to manipulate the native people away from their ancient, heathen birthright.

DISHONESTY BEHIND THE BIBLE

There are claimed to be some two hundred gospels, epistles and other books relating to the worldly existence of Jesus. Out of these, only twenty seven are acknowledged by Church authority. The remainder have been declared by the Church to be fraudulent documents and heretical writings.

Hundreds of known early Church forgeries exist. The early Church fathers found it rather too easy to lie and deceive when the situation suited their theocratical (and of course political) intentions.

Dishonesty was apparently quite acceptable to them on numerous occasions.

The 4th century Church Father and Bishop of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazanzius   wrote to St. Jerome:  "A little jargon is all that is necessary to impose on the people. The less they comprehend, the more they admire."

Possibly the greatest figure in Christian antiquity Augustine of Hippo, freely wrote: "It is lawful, then, to him that discusses disputes and preaches of things eternal, or to him that narrates of things temporal pertaining to religion or piety, to conceal at fitting times whatever seems fit to be concealed."

Clearly Augustine was no stranger to various aspects of biblical dishonesty and aware of the outrageous fraud within early versions of the Bible.

The 4th century Bishop and ecclesiastical historian, Eusebius, openly bragged that he deceitfully concealed all that would be a disgrace to early Christianity. Too many Church authorities to mention here have followed his early example over the centuries, as they still do today.

Eusebius apparently even related, as truth, a preposterous account of directing a LETTER TO JESUS CHRIST and then RECEIVING A RESPONSE. If that’s not enough to merit serious questioning of his word, then try this one for size.

Eusebius claimed:  "ON SOME OCCASIONS THE BODIES OF MARTYRS WHO HAD BEEN DEVOURED BY WILD BEASTS, UPON THE BEASTS BEING STRANGLED, WERE FOUND ALIVE IN THEIR STOMACHS."

Unfortunately, a plethora of examples of early Christian ‘wishful- thinking’ and unadulterated dishonesty proliferate. This simply adds further proof to the dubious authenticity behind this particular belief system.

Add to this the fact that such one-sided ecclesiastical authorities edited and reformed vast swaths of the Bible and you get a clearer picture of the subterfuge residing under the surface of Christian doctrinal belief, which is always asserted as unchallengeable gospel accuracy by supercilious fundamentalists.

The persistent Christian belief of a physical resurrection of Jesus after his supposed death is (like all other aspects of this ancient fabrication of truth) a development of blind faith and powerful sectarian propaganda, with no foundation in historical fact.

THE GOSPELS

The gospels were unheard of by the alleged figures Peter, Paul, and the early Church Fathers; they were in fact forgeries created later on by the ecclesiastical propaganda machine. The Bible did not take on anything like its present day configuration until the fourth century.

The Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic, and Protestant canons were not adopted until contemporary times. The Bible was acknowledged as a compilation of independent writings. The Council of Trent (1563) determined the Roman Catholic; Protestants condemn the Catholic Bible as a ‘Popish pretence,’ (i.e. a fake.) The Greek Catholics at the Council of Jerusalem in 1672 finally accepted the Book of Revelation. Their Bible contains a number of books not in the Roman canon. The Westminster Assembly in 1647 approved the list of sixty-six books composing the ‘Authorised Version’. The most widely used contemporary Bible is consequently less than 300 years old.

We are however ‘expected’ by grinning Christian apologetics to accept their word that this historically rehashed text, they call the Bible, is the bona fide Word of God.

Thousands upon thousands of church activists over many centuries will have all had their ‘go’ at adding bits here and there to this bizarre fantasy transcript. Errors in translation, rationalisation, etc will indubitably be countless.

In today’s high-tech age one cannot even get a simple complaint say, about missold payment protection insurance, effectively looked at by a high street bank or an authority (such as the UK’s gravely ineffective Financial Ombudsman Service) without months of secretarial mistakes, delays and denials. One cannot even trust what is written by the contemporary local media either, as it is usually proven to the nothing less than ‘sensationalistic spin’ inserted primarily to sell newspapers.

Nevertheless the ecstatic Christian apologist ‘still’ expects us to gulp down centuries of influenced quill-and –ink scribbled, ecclesiastical half-truths as the indisputable Word of God. 

Amazing yes, but so true and millions have swallowed the missionary bait hook, line and sinker!
 
 The entire Christian faith system is based on the blind conviction that the Bible is the greatly acclaimed so-called ‘WORD OF GOD’, therefore if this holy book cannot be shown to be divinely-inspired, then the Christian faith could be said to be counterfeit and no more than a travesty based on religious propaganda and ancient rewrites of earlier Pagan myths.

If the Bible cannot be revealed to be God-inspired, then Christianity can be said to be the same as any other religion that has been produced and practiced by mankind throughout the ages.
 
 The ‘man-made’ Bible narrative of the alleged Jesus figure is an inconsistent and perplexing account.

The Bible shows that this historically-controversial personality (who many distinguished scholars now claim never actually existed in history) spoke and taught many bizarre and irrational things, and often believed he was having a personal discussion with evil spirits.

Furthermore some comments Jesus was ‘claimed’ to have made were apparently stated by him WHEN HE WAS ALONE.  One needs to ‘seriously’ think for a moment about this peculiar claim.

How can such statements be reported in the Bible as JESUS’ OWN WORDS when NO ONE ELSE WAS AROUND TO HEAR WHAT HE SAID? 

Are we perhaps to believe that the gospel writers had access to ancient mobile phones, electronic bugging devices or are we to accept that these obscure writers just expressed such claims via some sort of a ‘nod and a wink’ on the dream level from their deity? The mind boggles!

Clearly such claims are both inconsistent and unfounded in the extreme. They merely give us further hard evidence concerning the utter deceit behind such wild biblical claims. Nonetheless, rapturous evangelists sporting expensive suits expect us to take ‘their’ word for such absurdity. What utter nonsense!

I have noted several sites, including the following, trying so hard to explain this embarrassing issue away - without success.

http://bible.org/question/how-did-john-know-what-jesus-prayed-john-17-if-jesus-prayed-alone

Again, we are expected to see such flimflam and double-talk as some type of ‘historical fact’ when it is clearly nothing of the sort.

Via seriously reading the whole Bible and you will discover disconcerting issues (certainly unsuitable for young children with vulnerable minds) of SHEER IGNORANCE, RAPE, SLAUGHTER, SEXUAL PERVERSION, FILTHY LANGUAGE, SERIAL WEIRDNESS, COLLECTIVE LUNACY, SENSELESS REGULATIONS, CANNIBALISM AND HUMAN/ANIMAL SACRIFICE.

It astounds the mind's eye how anyone in a right frame of mind could read the Bible and honestly ‘believe’ that it was written by a prudent, just, and compassionate deity.  Personally I find such claims to be an INSULT to all divinity!

Christian activists have found biblical scriptures telling them to burn people at the stake, to authenticate slavery, to single out and ‘stone’ others due to their sexuality, to subjugate and maltreat others that fail to share the Christian faith, to treat women as second class citizens, and to kill and perpetrate wholesale warfare (onward Christian soldiers) in the name of their ‘Loving’ god.

Regrettably, there are some sanctimonious zealots, even in the present day, that would have us ‘return’ to the worrying teachings and hazardous laws established in the Bible by the thought controllers – mind manipulators that demand not a FREE DEMOCRACY but a THEOCRACY RUN BY BIGOTED PRIESTS.

I for one will have no truck with such transparent Dark Age propaganda and categorically dangerous fundamentalist nonsense!

DEDUCTIONS

1. The Bible is a fraudulent serious of greatly adulterated documents created by religious fanatics wanting to foster a certain, coloured monotheistic worldview on the rest of society.  Apologetics still seek to enforce this hoax-based cosmology on us today.

2. The gospels are a serious of contradictory narrative writings created by unknown authors, after the assumed death of the Jesus Christ figure, with a purpose to reunify the Jewish religious system for their own sectarian ends.

3. All claimed evidence for an historical Jesus figure, including his assumed birth, life, death and resurrection is based on third-hand hearsay and is a result of 1st century myth making.

4, The Bible, gospels and the whole Jesus Myth are blatant early Christian adoptions of much earlier pagan legends, which can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Samaria etc.

5. All Christian society is provably based on this olden theocratical lie and fraudulent claims with no foundation in authentic fact.

6. Polytheism and Monotheism are and always will be incompatible due to unchangeable Church doctrine, which demands evangelical mission to ‘all’ other faiths.

7. Christianity is ‘NOT’ the native faith of any land.

8. The virgin birth, miracles, crucifixion and alleged resurrection of the assumed Jesus figure were all divine concepts taken by the earliest Christ Cult activists from much older pagan folklore, to support their hidden theocratical agenda.

BIBLICAL ORIGINS

Sources other than the Christian gospels are frequently given as indisputable evidence of a historical Jesus figure. However, these allegations are also fraught with uncertainty.

Josephus is one of the apologetics most beloved examples to substantiate their claims. Josephus Flavius was in fact a Jewish historian who lived as the earliest non-Christian who mentioned a Jesus.

A lot of scholars deem that Josephus' short accounts of Jesus (in Antiquities) came from interpolations perpetrated by a later Church father. This was most probably Eusebius; yes that bizarre old zealot who thought he could find living people is the stomachs of beasts.

Also Josephus' birth in 37 C.E., which was well after the supposed crucifixion of Jesus, puts him out the time frame regarding any appropriate witness account. Furthermore, he wrote Antiquities in 93 C.E., after the first gospels were written! Consequently, even if his accounts about Jesus came from his hand, his information could only serve as speculative guess work, yes – hearsay! Clearly the altar wine was flowing a little ‘too’ freely when these irrational theories were hatched up.

Other claims also for an historical Jesus come from sources outside of Christian writings. These accounts come from authors who also lived after the alleged life of Jesus. Because they did not exist during the time of the imaginary Jesus, none of their accounts serve as reliable eyewitness verification.

In any contemporary court of law such alleged ‘evidence’ would naturally be thrown out of court!

 The source of Christian fundamentalist faith is then clearly nothing more than a very clever, ancient THEOCRATICAL FRAUD used once, as it is today, by  self-righteous religious missionaries, zealots, politicians, teachers, academics and in fact  anyone with a sectarian axe to grind to control the minds and hearts of the population!

 This monotheistic and power-based fraud has twisted once wholesome native heathen polytheistic traditions that intimately linked mankind with the cycles of the earth, moon, sun and stars into something that they never were!

The beautiful and edifying ancient pagan myths of our ancestors were shrewd spiritual analogies for these essential seasonal events and never meant to be corrupted into man-made fantasies that provided even greater authority to certain, elitist priesthoods in positions of power.

 The root of Christian fundamentalist faith holds no foundation in historical evidence and amounts to nothing more than theocratical wishful-thinking and anciently passed-on hearsay!

Apologists in seeking to defend what is indefensible merely support the fact that their theories are counterfeit and based on one thing alone – blind faith! They initially deceive themselves, then others along the way!

Effective challenges to their doctrine will of course always be met with what has now come to be seen as rather tiresome cries of:  ‘BEWARE SATAN’ and ‘YOU WHO HAVE BEEN DECEIVED’. 

Logic always gets thrown out of the window when the apologetic meets his/her match. Dissent or criticism toward their faith will eventually bring in the big church rollers to quell the latest threat to their spiritual monopoly over the credulous masses.

Such is a nature of the repressive, ecclesiastical propaganda machine!

Naturally, due to my sincere writings here and elsewhere I will probably be tarred as being at least a MISGUIDED HEATHEN or at worst the NEW ANTI- CHRIST.

I of course would expect nothing less from an intolerant theocracy that is long past its ‘sell-by date’! Nevertheless, I continue to fully support freedom of belief.

I may add that I do know of several former so-called ‘Born Again Christians’ that have realised the absurdity of this particular credo and bravely managed to throw off the shackles of such blind, dogmatic herd mentality.

I salute these brave souls!

My heartfelt wish is that others may eventually liberate themselves from such ecclesiastically – induced bondage.

Human spirituality deserves better than the tyrannical yoke that it has suffered for the last 2000 years.

Pat Regan © 2011

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