- It's not the creed that's important, it's the integrity.
- It's not the name that we give to the thing we worship,
it's recognizing the essence of that thing as the highest truth, the thing
worth being worshipped, so that the name we put on it doesn't really matter,
as long as we recognize the thing for what it is.
- We're too caught up in names, in identity, in rituals,
and holiness. Piety makes me sick. Rituals bore me. What we're looking
for is truth, and that can come in many guises, be from many places, and
certainly have an infinite number of different names.
- Do you understand what I'm saying?
- Let me make it clearer.
- Those spiritual gangsters who were run out of Egypt
all those years ago have led us in the wrong direction. And they've been
abetted by holy men of all persuasions who have betrayed those who have
sought sanctuary in them, solace from them. The maintenance of their own
churchly business has become more important to them then the souls they're
supposed to be putting at ease, to be trying to save. It's a problem with
every church, synagogue and mosque that ever existed. Some of them lose
their souls over it.
- Spiritual gangsters, that's the right name for them.
They saw the people's need. And they took advantage of it. We have to have
that home to go to, that place of rest. If we don't have it, we can't function.
Sure, you can call it repression of fear of death. But it's the human condition.
We can't deal with it without some help. Otherwise, we'll get sick, or
worse, weird. And maybe that's what happened to them. It's the story of
the first holy man, and every single one since.
- People need to have things explained. Why am I here?
What is it all for? And most importantly, where am I going? If it's not
explained, and then tucked safely away in your brain like some kind of
paid fuel bill, you're going to worry. And worry keeps you from seeing,
from being able to do all those other wonderful that makes life the joy
it can be.
- But problems arise when you get two different versions
of the truth. It's the same truth. But it's two businessmen, each describing
it differently, each trying to survive, each trying to make a profit (no,
that's too harsh, at this level) ... each trying to make his creed survive
to serve the people it was intended to serve. And eventually going to war
over their two different versions of the same story. Really sick. It's
the story of the stupid human race.
- Here in this Westernized world we live in, we all
derive our spiritual heritage from the same bunch of Old Testament hooligans
who were thrown out of Egypt for nasty, usurious practices that many of
them still exhibit today. Then they were kicked out of Babylon and set
up shop near the Dead Sea.
- Put any kind of name on them you want: thugs with
yarmulkes or perverts with crosses, or perhaps worst of all, smug businessmen
with clerical collars telling you they can save your soul when they're
really thinking about building theme parks in South Carolina. They've bet
their eternal souls on their bank accounts, and made people believe that
the name was more important than the thing that the name was trying to
- And that's how we lost our way.
- Which leads us to the present day.
- These same certain thugs are acting like any holy
men trying to set up an advantage for themselves in order to gain more
money to pile in their particular houses of worship. And because they're
so subtle, so intelligent, and so rich, they've managed to create laws
in a lot of places that forbid people from talking about certain events
- Without going into this particularly freighted event,
let's just examine what it means to prohibit people from talking about
certain events. I think they call it, in some European countries, "profaning
the memory of the dead," and they're putting plenty of people in jail
for just bringing the subject up.
- You'd think, in this supposedly enlightened day and
age, that people were intelligent enough and open-minded enough to talk
about anything, discuss it rationally, and then come to some sort of consensus
about what was the objective truth. But no. It hasn't turned out that way.
- The guys with the yarmulkes say you can't talk about
it, what we say is true, it may not be challenged, and we'll put you in
jail if you continue this conversation.
- Well, you have to take it seriously, because there
are people in jail because of it. Just look at old Ernst Zundel, kidnapped
out of his house in Tennessee and now having spent a year in solitary confinement
in Canada without any formal charges, just because he feels the need to
point out that those gas chambers you can see on the Auschwitz tour weren't
really there in that particular form during World War II. They've been
reconstructed, and some people quibble about the reconstruction. But there's
a law that you can't talk about, and he's in jail.
- It's a classic example of the maxim: it's not the
creed, it's the integrity. In this case, integrity is the big loser. Not
to mention Freedom of Speech. It's definitely a religious issue. But it
has nothing to do with God. Only the version (or perversion) of what one
group of supposedly holy men wants to cram down the throats of everybody
- Now, remember that we have to be careful about who
we're criticizing, because all too often we'll discover we're only criticizing
ourselves. Such is the case with all this palaver about Jews. Sure, the
behavior of Israelis " calling their neighbors vermin and trying to
exterminate them as such " brings a lot of needless heat down upon
themselves, as do their traditions of usurious banking, constantly claiming
they're discriminated against while they're the richest ethnic group on
the planet, and also their open sexuality (to put it politely). This last
talent causes problems but also makes a lot of money from those who don't
like talking about sex in public but sure do in private.
- Considering from where the Jewish tradition derives,
the very people who criticize it most better take a lot harder look at
where their own traditions come from, and realize that the very basis of
Christianity and Islam derive from ideas and rules Jews invented. In fact,
if you want to get a little paranoid about it, you could wonder if the
Jews didn't invent those two spiritual paths in order to gain a little
privacy for themselves. Or some other advantage, like yoking people with
moral restraints while keeping their own rules more flexible in order to
gain a couple of extra points on the rate, if you know what I mean.
- Lately I was privileged to receive an interesting
post from Rumor Mill News titled "Shock: Secret Identity Of Israel's
Yahweh Revealed!" I had this feeling I was reading "Weekly World
News" in the 7th century B.C.
- The point the story tried to make was that if Israel
tried to claim some kind of divine right to that land it stole from the
Palestinians, it better take a harder look at its own actual history, and
realize the basis for this claim rests on extremely shaky ground.
- Recently, in speech to visiting Christian Zionists,
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon asserted, "This land is ours...
God gave us the title deeds..." However, recent scholarly research,
including discoveries by an archaeological team from the University of
Tel Aviv, not only deconstruct the Biblical Old Testament and Torah stories
upon which this claim rests, but grant previously unthinkable credence
to an ancient historian's claim that the Israelites of Exodus were actually
the Hyksos, and therefore of Asiatic origin.
- So wrote a cryptic fellow who goes by the name of
M-theory. Briefly told, he wrote that the Israelites were never in Egypt
and that the Jewish god YHWH had a girlfriend, the goddess Asherah. (Is
there a law against saying this?)
- He cited evidence that indicates Solomon and David
are absent from the archeological record. Holy screaming Pentateuch! Does
this mean they didn't exist? Well, the same thing could be said about Jesus.
You can't find him in the empirical history books, either.
- As far as the modern day Israelis being descended
from the Mongol hordes from Asia, well, we already knew that, from Arthur
Koestler's famous book "The Thirteenth Tribe" which revealed
that most of the present-day inhabitants of Israel are really expatriate
Russians, and not Semites (which means there's nothing to be anti- about).
Crooks are crooks regardless of their DNA.
- Other nuggets from Mr. M-Theory include:
- "Asherah, (whose name means "she who walks
in the sea") supposedly consort of the supreme god El, was also referred
to as Elath (the goddess). According to the Ugarit tradition, whose clay
tablets contain the earliest known alphabet, she was consort of El, and
mother of seventy gods. She is also associated with Baal and is supposed
to have interceded to her husband, the supreme god, on Baal's behalf, for
the building of a palace in order to grant him equal status with other
gods. In the cuniform tablets of Ras Shamrah (Circa 1400 BCE) the head
of the Pantheon was El; his wife was Asherat-of-the-sea (Asherah). After
El, the greatest god was Baal, son of El and Asherah. Curiously, Baal's
consort is his mother, Asherah. In the Lebanon traditions Baal is equated
- Yeeowww! This means that Yahweh, whom Jewish scholars
now say redacts back to Baal, had sex with his mother! Holy screaming Sophocles!
There must be a law against saying that! Maybe there will be soon.
- "According to biblical scholars who focus on
the "P Source" for the old testament," M-Theory writes,
"Yahweh as a name is first used with Moses in Exodus, and is indicative
of monolatory (exclusive worship of one of many Gods) rather than monotheism.
The name Yahweh can also be translated as "I am who I am", literally
a way of saying "mind your own business", a way of disguising
his true identity. Yahweh does not appear until Exodus and, strangely,
the god Baal is entirely absent in Genesis."
- And, the mysterious author adds, in a perfect consistency
with the vicious tone of the Old Testament, "This Yahweh is prone
to violence and seems to despise his chosen people."
- Lest I give away M-Theory's entire game, let me just
quote one other segment of his fascinating exploration of pre-Christian
- "The Hebrews living in Canaan were therefore
under Egyptian rule. It is also here in Canaan that we can make a comparison
between Yahweh and the Canaanite Moloch (Baal) and extrapolate a polemic
inversion of the story of Pharaoh ordering the death of all the "first
born" in Exodus.
- "The worshippers of Moloch sacrificed their
first born children to their deity through immolation. Worshippers of Yahweh
in Canaan were also known to carry out child sacrifice on occasion, especially
in times of hardship, although immolation (holocaust) was supposedly frowned
upon. Slitting the child's throat, however, was acceptable."
- This information dovetails perfectly with what I've
been reading lately in my Talmudic studies on Carol Valentine's eye-opening
website Come and Hear <<http://www.come-and-hear.com>http://www.come-and-hear.com>
(a must-read compendium if there ever was one) where the preferred method
of execution for innumerable offenses by the goyim (surely you know who
they are " they're us, dummy) is decapitation.
- So, the danger becomes: if Christians and Muslims
try to impugn the Jewish faith and declare their god is some minor mountain
deity from the hinterlands of Ugarit, they're only going to bring themselves
down with it. Because the whole legend of Jesus, which was constructed
of equally spurious and unrigorous chicanery, is cobbled together with
the same inconsistency, carelessness and manipulation.
- Religion is essentially crowd control, devised by
Constantian-type governments to keep the people from rising up against
their leaders. It had to be a very rich person who said "the meek
shall inherit the earth."
- Anyway, the whole piece " "Shock: Secret
Identity Of Israel's Yahweh Revealed!" " is well worth reading
for its astonishing Old Testament gossip. Click http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=42815
- All this folderol goes to show the wisdom on the
ancient proscription of trying to give that ineffable and majestic spirit
that animates the universe any kind of name whatsoever. You're only asking
for trouble if you do, thanks to priests (and ministers and rabbis and
whatever kind of guruistic occupational title you want to apply) who value
the profitability of the tale they wish to tell higher than the needs of
those who need to be reassured that their future is something more than
the ignominious dust they will one day surely become.
- If you want to go looking for the essence of the
spirit that animates everything, don't go searching through ossified parchments
in rancid temples. Find the spark you need to mobilize yourself in the
diamond's eye in the rain, or in the teardrop of your lonely child.
- And don't let the spiritual gangsters tell you otherwise.
- John Kaminski is the author of "America's Autopsy
Report," a collection of his Internet essays featured on hundreds
of websites around the world. A second volume of his essays, titled "The
Perfect Enemy," is currently under construction and due to be published
later this year. In addition he is about to release a pamphlet titled "The
Day America Died," an overview of 9/11 aimed at convincing those who
still believe in the official version of events that the story as told
by the U.S. government is really a manipulative fantasy aimed at vilifying
Muslims to more easily steal their oil. Funding for this project, and the
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