BOOKS OF RELIGION



THE BOOKS AND LESSONS OF RELIGION



THE BASIS FOR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS HAD THEIR ROOTS IN PAGANISM
The humanoid inhabitants of the earth are a worldwide society of people who follow some really strange customs which cross all faiths with doctrine usually found adapted from some form of the “ written word’”.   

Nevertheless all the works we base religion on, “ The written word” were created, altered, updated, changed, falsified, screwed with, corrected, abridged, unabridged, mis-interpreted and recreated by MAN to suit someone or somethings false doctrine usually a Pope or other Church leader.   

The Dead Sea Scrolls, even The Quran have also been subject to interpretation because of the translations, one word, one symbol can change the entire meaning of a sentence. Truth sometimes  many times takes a back seat.

If you can’t handle truth, be gone with thee.  The King James Version has been abridged,  expressed as radical financial improvements by no less than thirteen Popes and ISIS has their own version of the Quran, the book of the Muslim faith mis-interpreted. 

😇  Just like when you grew up, you found out, "There was no Easter Bunny".  There were only the temporary pets, Cute Bunnies and Innocent Chicks, that died shortly after being brought home to reinforce some ridiculous custom. The law today protects these innocent creatures from the frickin idiots who came up with the practice in the name of religion.

😇   Pagans have the jump on Easter, way before the Christians adopted it.  The most important of the Christian holidays, celebrates the Christ resurrection which occurred  at the time of the vernal equinox, historically a time of pagan celebration. 

It just “happens” to coincide with the arrival of spring.  Magic!  Copycat bullsh*t since Easter is named for a Saxon goddess who was known by the names of Oestre or Eastre, and in Germany by the name of Ostara.  She is a goddess of the dawn and the spring, and her name derives from words for dawn, the shining light arising from the East.    

  


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS    
   

😇  Christmas lights are a conspiracy of the electric company to raise the electric bills at the end of the forth quarter so the executives of the company can get their end of year bonuses.  Really? decorating ones house, over the top, gaudy in many cases trying to outdo the neighbors, is surely a sign of religious reverence? 

Lets face it, building landing zones and glide slopes for Santa makes little or no sense for two weeks when the rest of year you have the worst lawn on the block, dirtiest garbage cans laying at the curb and five cars strewn all over the grass and never spent a minute helping your neighbors or spending time with the poor at Charities like the Tampa Metropolitan Ministries and all the other shelters.

Lets take all that electrical wire, the led’s, blow up Santa’s, and reindeer, volunteer and spend that money on the poor, help paint a seniors home in need, even help those housing for the needy, medical care, and a little food for the poorest in our country who have risen in numbers to 21% who celebrate their next meal as a godsend.

YOU WILL FEEL A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF
WHEN DEEDS THAT HELP OTHERS WILL REALLY HELP YOU

😇  Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 so you know a large percentage of religion is guessing and bogus.  They don’t even know when Jesus was born, around the early to mid fourth century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East, although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which, in the Gregorian calendar, currently corresponds to January 7, the day after the Western Christian Church celebrates the Epiphany.  Confused?

😇  And it would be nothing without.... Gift Giving.  The art and pain of the season. The sport of gladiatorial Mall Shopping, crowds, a few fights on Black Friday, Online Monday and Suicide Tuesday and occasionally a Christmasy murder or two at the mall.  Gift giving, to children, who now submit lists for the parents, in duplicate, both on paper and to their cell phones, and the receipt of useless items of ugly clothing, and the dreaded fruit cake made with dried fruit, the number one re-gifted item of all time.  Fruit cake makes me nauseous. And the first and last time I reacted and I actually... threw up.

😇  Another one of the things that bugs me is Global Warming...  We are in a state of earthly warming,  air to CO2 proportion and pollution. We are stinking up the earth, killing off the forests who make oxygen,  and soon it will affect our health and living conditions.  So we cut down young trees, and put them up in our houses, admire the same thing you did last year, a nice selfish gesture.  In two weeks if you don’t burn the house down the tree will be or on the curb to be picked up and burned.

The deserts of Israel are not what one terms a fertile environment but in Israel they developed processes and plant trees to grow food, sustenance and fresh air.  Israel trains more countries in biological sustenance and advancements for positive results than anyone in the world. 

 

CATHOLIC VS. PROTESTANT
Catholics were responsible for creatively writing the New Testament under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Church claims it doesn’t  Interpret the Bible, they explain it.  

NOW THATS SOME HOLY SH*T I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT

I suppose rewriting the bible thirteen times by different Popes help explain it.   It explained how money comes in...to buy paintings, fancy churches, hide the perverts and child molesters, and once again the poor are on the short end of the stick, staff or fancy gold-laden sticks the priests use. 

The Catholics make it clear the Protestants can only “ Interpret”, because they are not the author guided by the Holy Spirit, and therefore, can only guess at the possible meaning of a chapter, passage or phrase, just as anyone can only guess at any author’s intentions in any other book.   

As the author, the Catholic Church is the only proper authority to consult in matters pertaining to the Bible".  The original Douay Version, which is the foundation on which nearly all English Catholic versions are still based, owed its existence to the “ Religious controversies of the sixteenth century”.  

Many Protestant versions of the Scriptures had been issued and were used largely by the Reformers for polemical purposes. The renderings of some of the texts showed evident signs of controversial bias, and it became of the first importance for the English Catholics of the day to be furnished with a translation of their own, on the accuracy of which they could depend and to which they could appeal in the course of argument.     

Modern day Catholics and Protestants in their battle in Ireland are only a vestige of what has been going on for years. Every few months a bomb goes off  in Northern Ireland.  Basically, no different, and the product produced was bloodshed. Both sides believing in Christ and thinking their Christ was better than the other guys Christ. vSo they kill each other to prove a point as to whose Christ was better.  When the real Christ stands up and throws lightening at some of these religious retards and  destroys them, then I will become a new believer.

Thinking out loud for a moment, there are over 6000 types of Christians celebrating Christ ( the namesake) in different ways all thinking theirs is the best and greatest way to serve God and make it to heaven...   Just pick up your local phone book and count all the churches,  some good , some really weird, some off the wall and then a year later get the new book and compare the two.  See how many are not there. You’ll be surprised.  

The term brain farts comes to mind and after listening to these fake preachers, I’m amazed people even frequent some of these locations especially with children.  There is more pediphilia in church based groups than anywhere else. So ask yourself if there is one true GOD and all these places claim to be the real truth, what in the name of heaven are the other 5999 doing?

 

ISLAM - MORE DEFINITIVE FACTS and the QURAN

About the same time in hundreds of years another version of religion developed.  Islam is the religion articulated by the Qur’an, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God and by the Prophet of Islam Muhammad’s teachings and normative example. 

Islam literally means "submission to God.  The words Muslim, the word for an adherent of Islam, and Islam are grammatical derivatives of the Arabic verb meaning "surrender, submit" 

Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of life is to worship God. They regard their religion as the completed and universal version of a primordial, monotheistic faith revealed at many times and places before, including, notably, to the prophets Abraham, Moses and Jesus. 

Islamic tradition holds that previous messages and revelations have been changed and distorted over time.  Religious practices include the Five Pillars of Islam, which are five obligatory acts of worship. Islamic law touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, encompassing everything from banking and warfare to welfare and the environment.

The majority of Muslims belong to one of two sub-denominations, the Sunni and the Shi’a.  

They hate each other, each claiming they are the true worthy believers.  And probably never will assimilate or live side by side unless one or the other is eliminated.  Blood oath and retribution have fueled this fire for centuries.


EXTREMISM MOST DANGEROUS AND MISINTERPRETED

The problem today is the increasing "Islamophobia" or "tagging'.   Grouping people by those who cannot differentiate between a peace loving Muslim, the 2nd largest religious population in the world and the extremist fundamentalist orders like the Taliban, AL Qaeda or ISIL, ISIS.

The bad boys group as “ Daesh” a seemingly pejorative term that is based on an acronym formed from the letters of the name in Arabic.  In their world referring to them as Daesh will probably get your head cut off.  

 The Taliban sees law, the Shari'ah, as Gods will and not subjective to interpretation. Your believing peace loving Muslim, takes a literal interpretation of the Qur'an and the extremist is an absolution of that law.  No different with the Sunni and the Shi'a.  And the results are the same. 

The warped aspect of the belief leads to what is normal today. Suicide bombers, death, murder, and maiming.   It is almost impossible to explain the motivation of the extremist. For if one is a believer of Islam, he is not capable of these things.  The extremist shows little understanding of the meaning of the spirit Islam brings.  

There are those who believe some Christian Fundamentalist groups are as strict in their teachings. You see the law stops them from what is really possible.  Abuse, carnal relations, pedophilia, and even the administration of proper medical aid seem to have no bearing on the color of the cassock.  Nuts are nuts,  no matter what the belief.

The extremists and barbarians under Islamic law treat women are mere property,  forced to obey under the Taliban,  and ISIS or ISIL , and one cannot begin to reflect the depth of female deprivations and sufferings. They treat the women worse than they treat animals.  While they declare the keeping of caged birds and animals illegal, they imprison their women within the four walls of their own houses. 

Women have no importance in their eyes unless they are occupied producing children, satisfying male sexual needs or attending to the drudgery of daily housework.  Common in that part of the world is the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, and is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. 

Typically carried out by a traditional circumciser using a blade, with or without anesthesia  FGM is concentrated in 27 African countries, Yemen and Iraqi Kurdistan, and found elsewhere in Asia, the Middle East, and among diaspora communities around the world. 

It is conducted from days after birth to puberty and beyond; in half the countries for which national figures are available, most girls are cut before the age of five.  



JUDAISM and the TORAH

 


EXPLANATION OF THE TORAH and the Mishnah
God gave the Torah to the Jewish people in two parts.  The Written Law — called the Torah Shebichtav and the Oral Law — the explanation of all 613 Mitzvoth or blessings as a connection to man from GOD, simply put good worthy deeds or we say a way of life.

Before Moses died, he passed the Oral Law on to Joshua. Joshua then passed it on to the leader of the generation after him and so on. The Oral Law was never written down — it was always memorized by each generation right up until Roman times.  

Under Roman rule, the Jews were persecuted and the leader of the Jews, saw that if he did not write down the Oral Law, it would be forgotten.  Subsequently, he wrote down the entire Oral Law and called this book the Mishnah. The Mishnah is divided into six sections or Sedarim basically orders. They are:

1) Zeraim Agricultural Laws
2) Moed Laws of Festivals
3) Nashim Laws concerning women
4) Nezikin Laws of business and damages
5) Kadshim Laws of the Temple and sacrifices
6) Taharot Laws of Purity

The Mishnah is written in a very concise manner. In the few hundred years after his death, a tremendous amount of discussion took place, all based on the Mishnah. The discussion was written down in a book called the Talmud. In fact, two Talmuds were made:

The Talmud Bavli — Babylonian Talmud, and the The Talmud Yerushalmi — The Jerusalem Talmud

The Talmud is huge and it contains exploration of the Mishnah, discussion, analysis, argument, stories, etc. Even today, all rabbis still study the Talmud.  Learning the Talmud at the pace of one page a day, takes seven years to finish. This is called Daf Yomi — a page a day.  As you can imagine, learning through the entire Talmud is a major task. You have to learn it for many years with great diligence. 

Based on the Talmud and its commentaries, and the Rambam, a Rabbi in the 16th century wrote what probably is the most famous of all Jewish law books, called the Shulchan Aruch. The words Shulchan Aruch mean a “laid table”. The Shulchan Aruch is a summary of all Jewish law applicable nowadays.

Everything on the table is in its correct place. Every law is easy to find in his book, which is divided into four sections;

1) Orach Chayim day-to-day laws, Shabbat, Festivals
2) Yoreh Deiah dietary laws
3) Even Hoezer laws concerning women
4) Choshen Mishpat — business laws

Until this very day, Jewish Law is decided by the Shulchan Aruch. When a Rabbi is asked a question, he will open a Shulchan Aruch to find the answer. If the law is not mentioned in the Shulchan Aruch, he will search in the Talmud for an answer. Students who learn Jewish Law today, sit in a Talmudic College — a Yeshivah, and study the Talmud and Shulchan Aruch.

In addition to the numerous laws of the Torah, many customs have arisen that vary from community to community. The Hebrew word for law is Halachah or Din, and the word for custom is Minhag. Oriental Jews — Sephardim, have different customs than European Jews — Ashkenazim, although both adhere to the same laws.

It says in the Shema: “And you shall teach them the laws to your children.” Every father is obligated to teach his child Torah. A Jew without Torah learning is like a fish without water. A child should never be embarrassed to ask a question.It is true to say that what makes the Jewish people a nation is the Torah. Without the Torah, we have no identity. G‑d promises us great rewards if we listen to the words of the Torah and keep the Mitzvoth.

I explain it to friends differently,  Judaism is not really a religion, it is simply good deeds to live by....

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