Friday, October 18, 2019

God: Falsely Advertised in Modern Religion

Written by Alberta Parish

The Old Testament gives a detailed account of 42 children who were mauled by two female bears for mocking a prophet called Elisha. This story is found in 2 Kings Chapter 2, which states that after the little children mocked Elisha, saying, "Go up, thou bald head...go up, thou bald head," he turned back and looked on them and then cursed them in the name of the Lord. Two female bears emerged from the woods, and tore to pieces forty-two children. Neither God nor his prophet had any pity for the children they'd just killed. While certain sources claim that the bible referencing children was a mistranslation, the King James Version clearly mentioned forty-two little children that jeered at the prophet's baldness. These were children who made mockery of the prophet telling him to go up, you bald head. Like Elijah, the boys told the prophet to go up because several days prior, Elijah was taken up into heaven by a whirlwind upon a chariot of fire and horses of fire, according to 2 Kings Chapter 2. Whether they were 42 children or 42 young men, the biblical God and prophet are still responsible for causing the deaths of 42 human beings.

Not only is the God of the Bible guilty of mass murder, but he is also guilty of condoning rape. When the Old Testament character named Lot, which was Abraham's nephew, was pressed upon by the male residents of Sodom concerning the two angelic strangers that entered his home, he offered these same men who wanted to gang rape the two male strangers his virgin daughters instead. To save these two powerful beings, Lot offered the men of Sodom his virgin daughters. These girls had not known men, and their father offered them to the men of Sodom to be the victims of gang rape. What kind of man would sacrifice his own flesh and blood to be the victims of gang rape and pedophilia? The story also records that the two visitors got Lot, his wife, and two daughters out of the city before fire and brimstone rained down from heaven and consumed the city and its inhabitants. Lot's wife also turned into a pillar of salt after she looked back upon the city. 

When the Hebrew Israelites complained bitterly to Moses about having only 'manna' to eat while they sojourned in the wilderness and how they missed eating meat such as they ate when they were in Egypt, how did the God Yahweh respond? The bible states that "a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits deep all around the camp, as far as a day's walk in any direction. All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp. But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved other food" (Numbers 11:31-34).

God's response to his own chosen people complaining was to strike them down with a severe plague. But that didn't stop the people from murmuring against him and his servant Moses. Even when they came to the border of Canaan and saw the people who were mightier and stronger than them, they continued to complain to Moses saying, "If only we had died in Egypt! Or in the wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn't it be better for us to go back to Egypt?" Then they said to each other, "We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt." Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there. Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes and said to the entire Israelite assembly, "The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them." But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the glory of the Lord appeared at the tent of meeting to all the Israelites. The Lord said to Moses, "How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them? I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they." Here you see the God of the Old Testament talking about destroying the Israelites once and for all. This God brought them out of Egypt. He promised their forefathers that these people would be a great nation on earth. However, this God doesn't show very much empathy for his own people and Moses reminded him that if he destroy this people, the Egyptians would hear about it. Moses further said, "By your power you brought these people up from among them. And they will tell the inhabitants of this land about it. They have already heard that you, Lord, are with these people and that you, Lord have been seen face to face, that your cloud stays over them, and that you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. If you put all these people to death, leaving none alive, the nations who have heard this report about you will say, 'The Lord was not able to bring these people into the land he promised them on oath, so he slaughtered them in the wilderness.' "Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared: 'The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.' In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now" (Numbers 14:13-19).

Although the God Yahweh was said to have forgiven them, he made a promise to himself that those who saw his glory and signs in Egypt and in the wilderness and who disobeyed him and tested him ten times would never see the land that he promised on oath to their ancestors. He also said that no one who has treated him with contempt will see the land. The Lord further said to Moses and Aaron, "How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites. So tell them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say: In this wilderness your bodies will fall--every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected. But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness. Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the wilderness. For forty years—one year for each of the forty days you explored the land—you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.' I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this wilderness; here they will die" (Numbers 14:27-35).

Why would I want to serve a god who is not only a narcissist but also a mass murderer? If these stories are real, this means God is the biggest mass murderer the planet has ever known. This means God really isn't good all the time like today's Christians claim. 

Recently, I saw a woman standing on the side of the highway carrying a cardboard sign that stated, "God Is Good All The Time." If this were true, then there wouldn't be worldwide famine and poverty in a world in which only a certain group of people have monopolized much of the world's wealth and resources. These people don't want to share the wealth. That is why over 60,000 homeless people reside in Los Angeles County alone in October of 2019. That is why many people living throughout the United States including Christians and so-called Hebrew Israelites in America are sleeping in their cars and have no access to affordable as well as decent housing. That is why this woman is standing on the side of the highway begging for donations. That is why people have jobs and are still homeless all across this country! These greedy business owners and corporations don't want to share the wealth but want to slave drive their employees as if they're doing them a favor! Don't tell me about how good God is when there are thousands of homeless people living in tents and their personal vehicles even when they have full-time jobs! Don't tell me how good God is when there are thousands of missing children in this country! Children are currently being kidnapped and sold to pedophile organizations not only in the United Slaves of America but also overseas. Let's not continue to kid ourselves with this religious mumbo jumbo about how good God is all the time. If this were true, then the biblical Israelites would not have suffered like they did! God only became good all the time with modern religion! Thus, God has been falsely advertised. 

Today, I won't be giving God a pass like I have in time's past when he clearly doesn't deserve one. As an American descendant of slaves, I don't give my oppressors a pass. Neither do I give oppressive individuals nor corporate entities a pass. Descendents of slaveowners don't get a pass either. If this Old Testament God Yahweh really went by his own standards, no current slaveowner whether a corporate group or individual would be living right now and sucking up all the resources and money from the poor. In fact, all slaveowners currently alive in 2019 should be killed right where they stand and the God of the Bible should be the only one to do it just like he and his prophet killed 42 children right where they stood, according to 2 Kings Chapter 2 and also killed thousands of his own chosen people in the wilderness. Every descendant of slaveowners should have also died by the hand of God following the American Civil War because the Old Testament God said that he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generations. The mere fact that ALL descendants of slaveowners who still benefit to this same day off institutionalized slavery haven't been completely punished for their crimes against humanity makes God look like a liar or falsely advertised. How are we to trust this God who doesn't live up to his own words? Yet, he wanted the Israelites to trust him in the wilderness. And when they didn't, he killed them!

Do you think the enslaved Israelites who had ever only known slavery prior to their exodus out of Egypt were suddenly supposed to trust some leader whom they really didn't know because he grew up in Pharaoh's household and was raised by Pharaoh's daughter? Everything they got came from Pharaoh. Their livelihood. Their sustenance. All of a sudden, they were supposed to forget their lives in Egypt and blindly follow Yahweh and his right hand man Moses who never suffered with them because he was raised in Pharaoh's household? Because Moses performed signs in Egypt by the hand of Yahweh, suddenly that was supposed to make him trustworthy to the Israelites? Overall, these people still didn't trust Moses or his God even after seeing the plagues in Egypt! Furthermore, this whole story is fictitious. Like the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, the two angels who visited Lot and Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt, the story of Moses and the Israelite exodus is a myth. In fact, the Old Testament like the New Testament consists of many forgeries and myths out of ancient Kemet, Babylon, Persia and other cultures. Moses never existed as an historical figure, and is probably loosely based on a real person, a Kemetic priest who led a group of Egyptians against the pharaoh during that time period. 

According to one ancient source by a Greek speaking Egyptian historian named Manetho, a Kemetic priest named Osarseph had been equated with Moses. Manetho's work was lost. But another historian named Josephus recounted the story claiming that "Osarseph was a renegade Egyptian priest who led a group of lepers and other unclean persons against a pharaoh named Amenophis; the pharaoh is driven out of the country and the leper-army, in alliance with the Hyksos (whose story is also told by Manetho) ravage Egypt, committing many sacrileges against the gods, before Amenophis returns and expels them" (Wikipedia). 

Not only is the biblical exodus of the Israelites a myth but also there were never any enslaved Israelites in Kemet (i.e., Egypt) under any pharaoh! There's no recorded history in Kemet of any 430-year slavery of a people. These stories were written to give validity to a people that probably never had an ancient homeland of their own; a people who were nomads traveling from place to place. Then, they later settled in a region called the Levant and assimilated themselves among the peoples of these lands.

There is far more wickedness in the world today than the wickedness committed by the Israelites in the wilderness, according to the mythical account. Based on the same standards set by the God of the Old Testament, no human being should be breathing today on this planet. The whole earth should have been destroyed for rebelling against this God Yahweh who clearly is not slow to anger, as has been falsely advertised.

The New Testament God Iseous (i.e., Jesus) has also been falsely advertised because he never historically existed. Where in the New Testament has the Old Testament God Yahweh revealed himself to the world and how did Iseous become God? 

The cult worship of Iseous began several hundred years after the cult worship of Serapis, which began under Ptolemy's reign in Egypt during the 4th Century BCE. Earlier solar deities like the Persian god Mithra (also spelled Mithras) was also the the god of justice and god of war, which also became the center of cult worship in 1st century Rome. By the 4th Century AD, Iseous became another version of the sun deity worshiped as Jesus and thus, became the new god of Christianity to replace Judaism's supreme deity Yahweh. 

At the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, bishops and other church leaders over whom the Roman Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantine presided were called upon to establish Christianity as the official state religion of Rome, and to establish the divinity of Jesus as the new Roman god of Christianity above all other gods. Iseous became the head god above all others such as Julius Caesar, Serapis, Mithras, Zeus, Jupiter, and Apollo. The Flavians beginning with Vespasian's household invented Christianity and Jesus to counteract messianic Judaism in the 1st Century AD. They also wrote the Four Gospels and much of the New Testament.

Iseous named as the new god of Christianity by Constantine replaced the Old Testament God Yahweh who often destroyed his own people for allegedly disobeying him. Through Jesus came grace and mercy. Since this new god Iseous became the Son of God and God incarnate, the Church have tried to pass off the Old Testament God Yahweh as no longer this autocratic ruler. Now, God is good all the time, according to modern religionists and Christians. Never mind that God killed 42 little children for making fun of the prophet Elisha, or sent plague after plague upon the Israelites whom he severely punished for their rebellion and obstinacy while also claiming to be slow to anger. The God of the Bible wanted to annihilate the Israelites in the wilderness because they wanted to elect another leader, return to Egypt, and didn't want to die in the wilderness. They were willing to stone Moses and Aaron because they didn't want to die in the wilderness. But this same God doesn't destroy the same people who kidnapped thousands if not millions of African men, women and children, and brought them to another land to live out their lives in perpetual slavery? They and their descendants. Which is the greater crime? The Israelites' transgressions in the wilderness or the enslavement and subsequent destruction of entire generations of human beings based on the color of our skin and/or national identity? Some of the worst crimes against humanity have been committed since the 1400s and there was no God in sight. No divine deliverance or intervention. No miracles. Just human misery.

During World War 2, God allowed Adolf Hitler and the Nazis to cast into the ovens at Auschwitz many human beings they called Jews. The God of the Bible doesn't get a pass for the atrocities he has committed against mankind and animals. Neither does he get a pass for allowing atrocities to occur. 

For the longest time, I was taught that the God of the Old Testament is just and executes swift judgment upon the wicked. But if that were true, the system of racism and white supremacy would not exist at this present time. Either God is a deceiver and liar or he has been falsely advertised. 

The Church also told me that God is a healer and deliverer. Yet, I don't see anybody being healed and delivered. I see more filled up hospitals and hospices. I see more broken people in the churches. Where is this overwhelming amount of healing and deliverance? Instead, the Judeo-Christian gods have been incognito for well over 2,000 years. God has been highly overrated. 

The myths of all the gods/goddesses are closely related and they each share common attributes and characteristics that one cannot refute. Just because you're a Kemetic Christian doesn't make your god(s) any better or different from that of Judeo-Christianity. You have only gone from one mind control programming to another.

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