Bronze Age Religion
I must be doing something right because I am taking flak from all sides (lolz). On the Sunday I had grief from fellow Christians at a gathering for speaking up about Israel, I have been derided by Jews, ridiculed by historians and dissidents, and berated by those who believe the world would be a better place without “bronze age” Abrahamic religions. Apparently, everything can be explained without recourse to the supernatural. So, like the apostle Paul (but in a different sense) I can say that “I am all things to all men” (lolz). If only we can shake the dogma and treat metaphysics as a consciousness problem. However, I am afraid that the fundamental problem is ontological because the causa sui is human nature itself. Unless you cure the underlying condition, your problem remains. Consciousness mediated through our human nature is therefore the result of our cognitive and perceptual systems, a combination of our inherent biological, psychological, and social characteristics including our morality and ethics, however, to regard consciousness as merely an emergent property is an oversimplification. Even if the death of ego were possible (it is not) and even if the material world is the collapse of higher-dimensional states into three-dimensional space it is still a reductionist projection like tensor space, and there is no established framework that definitively connects consciousness to tensor spaces. Nor can a quantum interaction with field dynamics (plasma or otherwise) explain the concept of free will. There is much to be explored here and much of merit, but we must be careful that it does not become a deus ex machina like dark matter or quantum entanglement. The spirit of life is in the wheels (double helix) but where does that spirit come from?
Holding the Japanese up as an idyllic society is an oversimplification. Pre-Christian Japan was marked by a decentralized political structure with various clans and tribal groups, each vying for power. This led to frequent conflicts and warfare. Battles and skirmishes were common, and violence was an integral part of the political and territorial struggles (Buddhism and Violence in Premodern Japan). For the peasant class life under the samurai was often cruel and short. In more modern times we have Unit 731, a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that that engaged in lethal human experimentation and biological weapons manufacturing during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II killed an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people. Add to that the rape of Nanking and perhaps we can begin to understand that no race or religion has a monopoly on barbarity (we won’t relate how the Japanese crucified hundreds of Christan converts). The problem is not one of religion or even consciousness, it is one of human nature itself. As to modern Japan, they have been psychologically subdued by two Anglo-Zionist atom bombs and an Anglo-Zionist banking cartel (it was Rothschild who funded the Russo-Japanese war). The Japanese are now facing demographic collapse as are the Chinese (and the West). I wonder who is behind that? (lolz). It is not that the Japanese are “more peaceful” and have “a better religion” it is because adherents of a certain “bronze age” religion are better at violence and deception (lolz). The Japanese are not more peaceful they are just more demoralized and have therefore become more isolationist and who can blame them?
Even if all religions were abolished it would not stop the carnage. Between them non-religious communist countries the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, and North Korea killed millions. The “Black Book of Communism,” written by several European scholars, estimated that communism was responsible for approximately 94 million deaths worldwide, including those caused by political repression, purges, and man-made famines. The historian and demographer R.J. Rummel’s estimates suggest that communist regimes were responsible for the deaths of around 110 million people in the 20th century, including democides (deaths caused by government actions). The problem is not religion it is unreformed human nature.
No true Scotsman
My experience over the last year is that the anti-Christian invective all follow the same script and often employ similar phraseology. A favourite is “no true Scotsman” a phrase that I was unfamiliar with. No true Scotsman, is an appeal to purity, is an informal fallacy in which one attempts to protect their generalized statement from a falsifying counterexample by excluding the counterexample improperly. This is of course nonsense when we know for a fact that the early church was deliberately subverted by Jews who Paul calls “false brethren” (Gal 2:4) and he laments that all of Asia are turned away from him (2 Tim 1:15). The historical context argument trumps the “No True Scotsman” fallacy which is not relevant or productive in cases of documented subversion or sabotage, as it oversimplifies a complex situation. The same can be applied to subversion of Christianity into unqualified support of Zionism which is a political nationalist ideology as even many ultra-religious Jews (anti-Zionists) recognize. Therefore, the No true Scotsman accusation is invalid. It is as ridiculous as saying that what is now happening in Scotland is not subversion.
Foolish Christians (1 Cor1:18)
It might be amusing to hold 2.3 billion Christians up to ad hominem ridicule and straw man arguments but all that does is alienate the audience and demonstrate ignorance. A historian (like Ryan Dawson) whose geopolitical analysis is well researched believes that it is fine to dumb-down complex theological issues and misrepresent them. As a historian he should know better than asserting things like Noah’s flood is a copy of the Gilgamesh epic and stating the absurdity of a global flood. Firstly, the biblical account does not claim to depict a “global flood” (straw man) and secondly if you make claims of dependence then show the evidence. As a historian you need to demonstrate the direction of literary influence and bring evidence (verification not just assertions). We know that there are multiple accounts from different cultures covering roughly the same period and they coincide with Heinrich-Bond events. Moreover, in the Noah story (and no other) the first thing Noah does is plant a vineyard and get drunk and the oldest vineyards in the world (8,000 years BC) are in Georgia, adjacent the Ararat landing spot. As a historian I would expect Dawson’s criticisms to be evidence based otherwise how can they be taken seriously? If he merely makes assertions and misrepresents material, then his opinion can be dismissed because that is exactly what it is. An opinion without substance. His material is not even original but a repeat of Adam Green and Albert Bishai (and others) talking points, that, in my view, makes the attack look coordinated and therefore suspect.
One more example should suffice (apologetics is tiresome) he reserves ridicule of Christians for believing the fairy tale of talking snakes in Eden. A historian like Dawson should know full well that he is dealing with complex mythology that contains hidden strata of allegory and metaphor, creating rich, multi-layered narratives that convey deeper meanings, philosophical insights, and cultural values. Furthermore, as a historian I suggest that he starts by looking at 7,000-Year-Old reptilian (ophidian) Ubaid Statuettes of Mesopotamia. Perhaps they represent an elite priesthood that practiced head binding and body modification but any chance of discovering any deeper relevance is curtailed by childishly dismissive and uncurious behaviour. He could starts by reading the 400 odd page Beyond the Ubaid from studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization from the oriental institute of the University of Chicago but I believe that he is too busy insulting all Christians as idiots (lolz).
Paranormal or Pythagorean?
Another contention is that the layer of meaning encoded in alphanumeric gematria is not evidence of the supernatural or paranormal, it is simply evidence of pre-Pythagorean mathematical genius, especially as we have evidence from 1,600 BC of the Babylonians calculating the square root out of two. Be that as it may, it does not explain the mechanism whereby simultaneous development of language and numeric value occurred and further, as a Christian it neither confirms nor denies my faith (I find it fascinating but not essential) but the fact that the NT Greek also applies similar encoding demonstrates epistemological consistency even when crossing the language barrier. I am confident that the text will reveal much more, and that we have only begun to unravel the mystery and complexity of the logos.
Beginnings and Endings
In Scripture God is called the Alpha and Omega as he is the first and the last of every cycle which generates both destruction and creative activity. Figuratively the redeemed in this cycle can be said to be created through Christ as they were created by him and for him (Col 1:16-17) and the Lamb of God was slain in type from the foundation of the world (1 Pet 1:20, Rev 13:8). In metaphorical paraphrase a new heaven and earth emerges as the former things are passed away (Rev 21:1). Biblical history has therefore been schematized to emphasize the recurrent cyclical nature of manifestation and evolving consciousness, we know little of what came before and nothing of what comes after the cycle except the fact that God will eventually be all in all (1 Cor 15:28). This is about manifestation of the I AM becoming the I WILL BE which begs the question what will God be? Is it possible for the ground of all being to evolve and for consciousness to expand? And yet we are invited to become part of the mystery of existence if only we humble ourselves and accept the means that are provided for us. Christ consciousness is not achieved by transcendental meditation for to be “like minded” is recognizing our alienation and identifying with the death of sin and resurrection to new life in Christ a process depicted as being born again (or born from above) as flesh and blood (human nature) cannot inherit the Kingdom of God (John 3:5-6).
As to the cycles themselves, they are apparent in the geological proxy data. The influx of cosmic radiation and plasma causes extinctions but also the rapid emergence of new life. Much of this has been hidden from us by the power elite who wish to leverage the chaos to their advantage. In fact, much of science is a deliberate (or incompetent?) misrepresentation of reality.
War with Amalek
Yhwh declared perpetual war against Amalek (a descendant of Esau) from “generation to generation” (Exod 17:16). Amalek represents unregenerate human nature, and no quarter was to be given because sin contaminates everything it touches and attacks and victimised the weak and the vulnerable (1 Sam 15:2). The offerings of human sin and pride are rejected by God (1 Sam 15:22) as they were with Cain and with Saul who was instructed to utterly destroy Agag (=gag/gog) the King of the Amalekites (1 Sam 15:20) and who lost the monarchy because he failed in this singular task. Agag (Gog) becomes archetypical for sin and resistance reflected in characters like Haman the Agagite (Esther 3:1). A previous Agag had attempted to curse the people of God, however, they would triumph in the sign of Aquarius (Num 24:7) meanwhile Agag would be “exalted” by being hung high, hoist on his own petard, a prime example of peripeteia (Esther 7:9). Gog or Agag (not Russia) becomes archetypically representative of the final rebellion against God when his hordes from the four quarters of the earth (this is not the same as Ezek 38) are destroyed thus ending the perpetual war against Amalek because mortal human nature with its propensity to sin has been destroyed.
God did not command Zionist Israel to genocide the Palestinians. He commands every one of us to genocide our old nature. The Zionists will answer for abusing the Torah and wresting scripture. The rabbis will answer for setting up their own base of lawlessness and wickedness in Babylon where they wrote their Talmud (Zech 5:11).
There can be no doubt that the Jews (Edomites) like Rothschild (Red shield) have planned to plunge the world into the abyss since the revelation of their messiah Sabbatai Zevi in 1666 and his “reincarnation” Jacob Frank (d.1791). This is the war against Agag the Amalekite and their dialectic of creating the chaos of sin so that they can offer us the “solution” of Tikkun Olam ingathering of the “sparks”. Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow (Isa 50:11). God is able use your plans against you and turn them to his purpose. You shall not prevail against the creator of heaven and earth.
The image of the beast that speaks (Rev 13:15)
The image of the beast that speaks is reminiscent of Nebuchadnezzar being turned into a beast because of pride or of his tyranny in forcing his subjects to worship the image he erected (see my commentary on this) The one who was wounded to death and healed is obviously the nation of Israel and the “miracle” is the “resurrection” of temple worship but that may be synthesized with Artificial Intelligence in a bid to rule the nations. In my view it is one or the other and likely both. It sounds like fantasy, but we are on the cusp of both these earth changing events, and they are both centred on Israel. Artificial Intelligence is being offered as the alternative to being created in the image of God. We can direct our own evolutionary development, but this will not fundamentally reform human nature. It will create global serfdom and control presided over by a psychopathic elite class who consider themselves gods. The conclusion is that without divine intervention we will destroy ourselves.
Cacodemon and demiurge
To those who regard Yahweh as a cacodemon or demiurge, they will be judged by their own words and that is exactly as he will appear to them, as they have created their own reality (Luke 19:22) for God will not be mocked (Prov 19:29) and even divine patience and grace has limits (Amos 5:18). God has made everything beautiful in his time (Ecc 3:11) and to denigrate and deconstruct the material creation is a sin, as is accusing the Highest of being unclean. (Gal 6:7). We should be prepared to fight and if necessary, die for the truth but not kill for it. The world urges us not to look up which is contrary the word of Christ (Luke 21:28).