Don't look up

Religion is but a dreamland of promises of a greener grass. It seems to be that we must outgrow such childish things. Put away our toys we once held dear. Just like we set aside our barbies and game-boys and they fade into a sea of nostalgia and sentiment. Humanity is growing up and with each step we further become one unity of religion. A religion beyond thought and reality. A religion that cannot be taught. A religion that is never practiced or preached. A religion we have had the power to be a part of. One religion that is not a religion at all but simple morality.

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1. Curiosity killed the Kingdom

In Ancient Greece it was widely known that the Asclepius, Apollo's (God of medicine) travelled into the dreams of sleeping patients and healed them. Let me give you an example. A man who though himself ill would walk in to an Asclepion, a temple dedicated to this God, and do three things. They would pray to Asclepius and then they would rest.  The final task was to allow Asclepius into your dreams to heal you. If today you walked into a hospital and they told you to do this, you would ridicule it. Who would believe such a thing? But people did. Not only did they believe, they felt they knew. But this was just an impersonation of the truth to protect from the prospect of uncertainty. So why is it, that then I say I do not believe in a obscenely paradoxical concept of God deciding every breath and every death, that I am the one who is ridiculed? 

Asclepius is just one of the thousands of rejected Gods over humanity and not nearly the most fascinating. Ancient Rome held a vastly complex and intriguing set of beliefs. They believed in many Gods, which was not unusual in this time, but Jupiter was the God of God's. They believed he ruled with his wife Juno, God of the sky. Other Gods that the Ancient Romans believed in are actually the names that the planets are named after. Mars is the God of War, Mercury, the messenger of Gods and Venus, the God of love. It can be assumed that these Gods came in to creation through fear. A fear in Ancient Egypt, that if one did not pray to the Sun God, Ra, the sun would not come back up again the next day. Of course today we know that is not true. Whether you pray to Ra or Vishnu, the sun will appear the next day. But the science of this was beyond the Ancient Egyptians knowledge, thus Ra came to be to settle their fears.

An important note to remember is religion is created for all kinds of reason and is used for even more. Fear is just one of them. Control and Power are huge motivators. Think about it. Let’s say your kingdom is questioning everything that is. They question why the sun shines and why the grass grows. And even more dangerous, the question you and themselves. The only way to stop these questions is to give an answer. And that answer was Religion.

There is evidence to suggest that the New Testament of the Bible was written by first century Roman aristocrats and they fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ. Now this seems like a broad statement but is it not a broad statement to say that *Insert faith here* is the only true way and anyone else who believes anything else is wrong? 

Surprisingly I find so many religions incredibly fascinating and beautiful. It is only when religion becomes tangled with politics, law and violence, is it that I have a problem. 

 

"The Caesars committed a crime against consciousness. They reached into the minds of their subjects and planted false concepts to make them easier to control." Joseph Atwill

 

Joseph Atwill also says that though Christianity is defined as a religion but has 'developed into a system of mind control' to produce salves that 'believed God decreed their slavery'. Mind control is not that of fantasy. While I do not believe that tin foil hats will save us, but I do believe that rejection of religion will. Religion in its most intimate form relies on the preaching of fairy tales and make-believe. And so the poisoning of minds is never ending. 

Following on with Mr. Atwill's theory he goes on to tell the tales of how Jesus came to be. 

The Romans were fearing the growing insurrection of Jewish groups who were 'awaiting the Warrior Messiah'. In fear of an uprising and most of all an innate desperation to cling to power, they created the 'Peaceful Messiah'. The Romans decided to attack with 'psychological warfare'. 

This peaceful Messiah promoted this 'turn the other cheek' non-violent approach which diffused the animosity that they so feared. 

Although Christianity can be a comfort to some it is also very damaging and repressive, an insidious form of mind control that has led to blind acceptance of serfdom, poverty and war throughout out history. To this day, even in the United States, it is used to create support for the war in the Middle East' John Atwill 

Albeit captivating , Atwill's theory is just that. A theory. Perhaps just a mere hypothesis. The availability of evidence is scarce, though still heavily outweighing the abstract evidence of the truth of religion.

Asclepius is just one of the thousands of rejected Gods over humanity and not nearly the most fascinating. Ancient Rome held a vastly complex and intriguing set of beliefs. They believed in many Gods, which was not unusual in this time, but Jupiter was the God of God's. They believed he ruled with his wife Juno, God of the sky. Other Gods that the Ancient Romans believed in are actually the names that the planets are named after. Mars is the God of War, Mercury, the messenger of Gods and Venus, the God of love. It can be assumed that these Gods came in to creation through fear. A fear in Ancient Egypt, that if one did not pray to the Sun God, Ra, the sun would not come back up again the next day. Of course today we know that is not true. Whether you pray to Ra or Vishnu, the sun will appear the next day. But the science of this was beyond the Ancient Egyptians knowledge, thus Ra came to be to settle their fears.

An important note to remember is religion is created for all kinds of reason and is used for even more. Fear is just one of them. Control and Power are huge motivators. Think about it. Lets say your kingdom is questioning everything that is. They question why the sun shines and why the grass grows. And even more dangerous, the question you and themselves. The only way to stop these questions is to give an answer. And that answer was Religion.

There is evidence to suggest that the New Testament of the Bible was written by first century Roman aristocrats and they fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ. Now this seems like a broad statement but is it not a broad statement to say that *Insert faith here* is the only true way and anyone else who believes anything else is wrong? 

Surprisingly I find so many religions incredibly fascinating and beautiful. It is only when religion becomes tangled with politics, law and violence, is it that I have a problem. 

 

"The Caesars committed a crime against consciousness. They reached into the minds of their subjects and planted false concepts to make them easier to control." Joseph Atwill

Joseph Atwill also says that though Christianity is defined as a religion but has 'developed into a system of mind control' to produce salves that 'believed God decreed their slavery'. Mind control is not that of fantasy. While I do not believe that tin foil hats will save us, but I do believe that rejection of religion will. Religion in it's most intimate form relies on the preaching of fairy tales and make-believe. And so the poisoning of minds is never ending. 

Following on with Mr. Atwill's theory he goes on to tell the tales of how Jesus came to be. 

The Romans were fearing the growing insurrection of Jewish groups who were 'awaiting the Warrior Messiah'. In fear of an uprising and most of all an innate desperation to cling to power, they created the 'Peaceful Messiah'. The Romans decided to attack with 'psychological warfare'. 

This peaceful Messiah promoted this 'turn the other cheek' non violent approach which diffused the animosity that they so feared. 

Although Christianity can be a comfort to some it is also very damaging and repressive, an insidious form of mind control that has led to blind acceptance of serfdom, poverty and war throughout out history. To this day, even in the United States, it is used to create support for the war in the Middle East' John Atwill 

Albeit captivating , Atwill's theory is hesitant conspiracy. The availability of evidence is scarce, though still heavily outweighing the abstract evidence of the truth of religion. Atwill goes to say that Jesus never existed and there is huge evidence to suggest that in fact he did. Whether he was capable of feeding the five thousand is another thing.I do in fact disagree with Atwill's claim that  Jesus did not exist, I do agree with many of his statements that I have included above. Despite his extreme leap to this conspiracy, his thoughts on Christianity are coherent and can be demonstrated throughout history. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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