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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Don't Speculate, Be Realistic

“Al Qaeda didn’t bring down the World Trade Center, Bush did!”
“In the video clip, Osama writes with his right hand, the CIA said he was left-handed, that proves the tape is fake.”
“If you watch the video clip on my YouTube page, you can see how the tower explodes out before the plane hits. They blew it up!”
In the wake of the ten year commemorations of September the eleventh, I found myself in the familiar and depressing company of conspiracy theorists. Somehow, with ten years’ water under the bridge, several exhaustive commissions and investigations concluded, and the obvious fact that many millions of eyewitnesses saw the events of that fateful day first-hand, we still find ourselves in the land of Bigfoot, Nessie and UFOs. The time has come to lump these people into the same nonsense category as flat-earthers, creationists, faith-healers, voodoo practitioners and gullible fools. Hollywood, it would seem, has served as inspiration for reality, rather than the other way round.
Apart from the fact that it is deeply insulting to the families of the victims of the 2001 attacks, not to mention the American nation, it is embarrassingly bad logic. If we are to treat the events in reasonable and Real-political terms, we must not complicate them. America was dramatically weakened by the events of that day. They did neither the government nor the psyche of the nation any good at all. The specious and uneducated assertion that 9/11 gave a pretext for war, oil and imperialism in the middle east sound like the mewlings of an insane imam from a broken down soap-box in an Islamabad public square. To imagine that 9/11 profited anyone but the religious extremists is to ignore the most basic question: If it was a conspiracy, who benefitted from it? 9/11 damaged the whole of civilization and was nothing more (or less) than a terrorist plot and attack by fundamentalist, whack-job Islamofascists on the symbols and people of the Western world. No long-winded circular arguments about strategic middle-eastern interests or Bush-family greed can make any argument to the contrary a worse one. I have yet to hear even the slightest majority of engineers, scientists, firefighters, aeronautical specialists or intelligence operatives side with a single conspiracy theory regarding 9/11. Those pariah “experts” who wish to throw their lot in with the crack-pot bloggers and speculators are usually irredeemably cast out of their fields in reputable institutions. Usually deservedly so.
Why is it that short films like “Zeitgeist” and “Loose Change” are given parity with serious factual documentaries? Is it because the people that see them imagine they have come into possession of a great truth which others might not yet know? I don’t know and I won’t speculate, but I remain open-minded enough to change my mind in the light of any new and revealing evidence… Provided it isn’t just opinion. Christopher Hitchens always says that it is human nature to prefer a conspiracy theory to no theory at all, and it would seem this is true in the case of so many of the legends about the illuminati, the Bilderberg group, the Freemasons and even the Catholic Church. There seems to be such an appetite for this half-baked half-truth that an entire online realm finds itself obsessed daily with some pedestrian revelation about how you can spot the face of Satan in the smoke of the North Tower or watch as the ‘hologram’ of Flight 11 loses a wing when you slow the film down enough. It is an affront to sensibility.
More concerning are the pseudo-intellectual outrages perpetuated by bigoted interest groups about how the attacks were carried out by “the Jews” for the purposes of destroying financial records in the WTC and Pentagon. I suppose ‘the Jews’ needed that plane to go down in Pennsylvania too, to protect their records? On September the 13th of 2011, the paranoid Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of Iran got an extra helping of nuts from the crazy buffet and declared September the eleventh an elaborate hoax designed to uplift the US economy. Well we all know how well that worked out. Seems conspiracy theorists now keep company with holocaust deniers too. A marriage made in heaven.
We know who flew the planes. Their leader admitted it for all of them, and some even told their loved ones. We also know why they did it: They were clear about their mission, and their purpose before god. There is no need to retrospectively attribute agency or uncertainty to them. it is indisputable that out of all the people on earth on September the 11th 2001, the hijackers were the ones who knew precisely what they were doing, and why their were doing it. They were committed, and that kind of commitment can only come from someone who thinks they’re on a divine mission.
I’m not the kind of guy who believes that everything they tell you is true. In fact I think governments find themselves especially unable to tell the truth about far too much. This does not mean I am entitled to fill that void with wild speculation about some sinister group, plot or strategy. Unless I can do better than what is offered, in terms of facts and evidence, I am bound to accept the most truthful existing account. The simplest route to the answer is usually the truest one. Any degree of mental exertion for a less direct route usually means there are onerous and irrational conditions imposed on that truth. This is the basis upon which we convict murderers, exonerate the innocent and determine objective reality. If we forsake these things for patchy bunkum stories, we demean our ability to reason, our self-respect and the memory of those who died (and still die) to protect those of us who sit in armchairs watching YouTube, making up stories.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Lucifer - Where did you come from?

Ever wondered where Lucifer came from? Well I did, I always used to ask my teachers why did God create Satan if he knew that he would betray Him in the end? Don't get me wrong, I was always told that God knows the future, so why would he let His people suffer in the hands of the devil.
This post is about the origin of "Lucifer"

Lucifer (Christian) - the name given to Satan by God before he was cast out of the Heavens
Lucifer (Definition) - derived from the Latin term "lucem ferre", meaning "bringer or bearer of light".
I suppose it was from this definition that people said Satan was the Angel of Light in heaven.

The term Lucifer comes from Roman Astronomy, it was given to the morning star we now all know as Venus. The morning star appears in the sky just before the breaking of dawn "announcing the rising of the sun", thus bringer of light.

Lucifer makes his first appearance in chapter 14 verse 12 of The Book of the Jewish Prophet Isaiah and nowhere else in the Old Testament, there is no mention of Satan in the text not by name or reference. Since Lucifer is derived from a Latin term, how did the word end up in a Hebrew manuscript, written before any Roman language existed?
Chapter 14 of The Book of Isaiah is not about a fallen angel, the correct reference in the passage is to the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar (a fallen king). Many people say Babylon was the earth, earth has always been earth and Babylon was the capital city of the ancient land of Babylonia in southern Mesopotamia. This is where the Jews were held captive for 70 years and it became a symbol of power, materialism and cruelty. Isaiah was Jewish and the scripture is about him "celebrating" the fall of a cruel king. Besides, Jews do not believe Satan is a body or a spirit, they simply take it as a metaphor for a sin, so why would a Jewish Prophet scream out "he saw Satan"?
In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylon king before his death is "Helal, son of Shahar" which can be best translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn".
The King James I version of The Old Testament was not translated from the original manuscript but used versions translated by St. Jerome. It appears that the scholars of St. Jerome made an error by using a correct term in a wrong script/context and changed the whole history of the Bible.
According to F.T. DeAngelis, the actual term used in the Greek Septuagint version of Isaiah 14:12 is Eo(u)s phorus, morning star/DAWN God of light.

Here's the Vulgate:
"quomodo cecidisti de caelo Lucifer qui mane oriebaris corruisti in terram qui vulnerabas gentes."

This is where the misinterpretation took place, and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place thus today Satan is the fallen angel "Lucifer".
This led to the verse to being:

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!"
To eventually being:

"How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!"

In Revelation 22:16 Jesus is given the same title "Bright morning star"

"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."

The irony for those who believe that "Lucifer" refers to Satan is that the same title ("morning star"or"light bearer") is used to refer to Jesus again, in 2 Peter 1:19, where the Greek term has exactly the same text: 'phos-phoros' 'light-bearer'.

Maybe it is the work of devil himself that changed the scriptures or it was an honest mistake on St. Jerome's side but if this was spotted how come we still lead to believing that "Lucifer" is "Satan"?
Could it be that he has no origin or that his origin cannot be explained? If Satan wasn't created by God, who created Satan? The language that introduced Lucifer (or where the word 'Lucifer' was derived from) was born after the bible was written, so where does the idea that Satan was named Lucifer by the Creator?

The reason I went on to do this research it's these people who play music videos backwards and say they saying "Lucifer", I don't get such behaviour...are they alright in their minds or what's going on? Follow these links if you wanna know more about the inclusion of Lucifer in the Bible. Remember, different people interpret things differently, the people who put the word "Lucifer" in the Bible thought everyone would get the metaphor but it seems no one did.

  1. Isaiah, Chapter 14
  2. LUCIFER, The Bright Morning Star
  3. Will The Real Morning Star Please Stand Up
  4. Translation and Ideology
  5. Comparisons of The Bible Translations
  6. Revelation 22:16
  7. Ancient Babylonia - History of Babylonia
  8. Isaiah

Monday, 27 June 2011

Deal with the Devil

According to many the illuminati are the devil worshipers. They claim they sold their souls to the devil for money, fame and power. I tried researching how one can go about selling their soul and found different procedures that all say at the end with..."I would never sell my soul" or it's your soul, it's your choice but I would never sell mine. Books have been published for those who want success in music, business, and others serve as a guide to one selling their soul.

Selling your soul is a big deal if you want to anyways. You need to acknowledge that you have a soul. Then you must believe that there is Satan and thus God exists. Someone who believes that God exists has the idea of heaven and hell. Someone with the idea of heaven and hell knows that in hell you will burn for your eternal life. Which is why I pose the question, who in their right mind would consider making that choice knowing the consequences?

I'm also trying to find out  how the first person discovered how to sell his/her soul, how demons possess people and how Satan is able to make contact with the living

Many people have been spreading rumours that certain individuals have sold their souls through social networking, the streets, blogs and websites. I've seen video footage with people making blood oaths.

I don't know what's happening around us anymore, people are making such allegations without any proof, the only thing they have is word of mouth. Could the term 'selling your soul to the devil' be literal or figurative? I'm open to anything educational, if you can answer some of my questions about soul selling I'd really appreciate it.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

The Music Industry: A business like any other

Rumours have been going around that the music industry has gone satanic. Claims that music is being used by the illuminati as a tool to destroy Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The claims go on and say the destruction of the Abrahamic Religions will create a platform for the devil to take over and rule the world.

It appears that the illuminati use signs, hidden messages and blasphemy in music/music videos to create images in our subconscious mind that will make the events prior to the rising of the devil to power familiar, unquestionable and mostly acceptable. The music industry is not the only tool being used to do this work; television adverts, movies and company logos to count a few are also used as tools by the illuminati. I mentioned in my previous post that the illuminati's not a religious society, so in my own opinion I do not think that whatever is happening in the music industry has anything to do with the devil's rise to power.

The music industry is a business and just like any other business it's aim is to be successful and gain profit. Music channels such as MTV are being labelled illuminati's favourite channels as they mostly show Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna and many more illuminati artists. This is absurd, I mean if more than half of music supporters prefer Lady Gaga over other artists, why not play Lady Gaga more often? I mean if people could drink both fresh water and sea water but preferred fresh water, why would a shop want to sell sea water at the same price as fresh water?

Whether or not the owners of these music stations are part of the illuminati, it wouldn't be business if they were to play boring music, they would lose viewers.

One thing I don't understand though is that if the devil kills you (that's if he ever gets the chance to rule the world), will your soul go to heaven or hell???

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Friday, 24 June 2011

Introduction to the ILLUMINATI

Illuminati is Latin for "Enlightened, Brilliant or simply clever".

The Illuminati is a group of people belonging to a society founded by Adam Weishaupt in the 1760's known back then as the Bavarian Illuminati. Weishaupt put together the master plan of the group in the 1770's. This was a highlight of the illuminati goals and was finished on May 1, 1776. Whether or not the plan was to conquer the world that is still the big Q.

According to today's urban youth, the illuminati are the devil worshipers. This is of course not true, the illuminati are not a religious society. Weishaupt defected from the Catholic Church not because he decided that he's following the devil but he was looking for reasoning. The group was for intellectuals (brilliant/illuminated individuals), people who had what they thought was a better idea of how the world functions. These people called themselves brilliant because they thought they could reason better than the community they came from whose reasoning was based solely on the Bible. Scientists, engineers, biologists, geologists, etc, all go into their respective fields of study because they have a different idea of how our world works even though some grew up in strictly religious homes.

The claim that the illuminati are the devil worshipers has really gone out of hand, now it's aiming to destroy pop-culture icons. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and many more mainstream artists are being accused of being devil worshipers, having sold their souls to the devil they are now successful on the hands of the devil AKA Rainman. It is said that the devil controls Hollywood, the television and the music industries. It is also said that it's a hierarchy of people and the ones on top (the ones who pull the strings) are owners of successful businesses such as mines, banks and the motor industry. If you go on to google images now and search for this you'll see images of presidents (United States) inside "The Church of Satan". Clearly this is some immature grown person playing around with his/her artistic skills to create images that are false at face value.

Whatever you hear or read about on the internet, it's not 100% true until you go and do your own research. Do not just believe, find reasons to.
This is my first blog and I'll be back with even more insight on this topic. Tell me what you think

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