posted on Jul, 17 2003 @ 07:43 AM
While batteling with the people who call themselves Catholics in the thread about anti-Catholicism, I got an urge to go to Daniel, to the part where
he is cast into the lions' den to underline the folly of the church. My point was to show what consequences comes from the ways of the church. For
after reading about Catholicism in historybooks etc. they donot stand out as just lawless. They may have denounced the Law of God, but they seem to
keep another law in high regard: The law that cast Daniel to the lions. In the time of Daniel the Medo-Persians had a law that said "That no decree
nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed". Well the thing is that this law is described in Daniel 6:16 (or 6:15 in KJV for some reason)
and wait there is more. Alot more....
The Tannakh holds the keys to unlock the last book of the bible, the Book of Revelation. About the 666/616 mystery, it has many referances in the
Tannakh. It teaches that having a mark on your forehead and right hand means keeping a law or a tradition in mind and action. Like Passover, the Law
of Moses and the priesthood of Aaron. All of them are discribed as having a mark on your forehead and your reight hand. Further the number 666 is
mentioned several times in the Tannakh too: twise in connection with taxation and once in connection with cencus, the two things that above all stands
out as evil in the Tannakh and the Gospel.
Well, let's get back to Daniel. The part where Daniel is cast to the lions is a story with many aspects. Medo-Persia is most likely the great bear
Daniel saw in his vision of "the beasts". They let the Jews home after the captivity in Babylon, and they ordered the Temple to be rebuilt. It took
over world power after they had conquered Babylon and ended when the Greeks overthrew them. The story contains all the caracteristics connected to the
mark of the beast: There is a beast/world power here -- a king who is elevated into godhood and who's words whether good or bad could never be
challenged or undone, the very occurance of the number 616 which in old bibles is written instead of 666, a perticular godless law and a conspiracy
against holy people (Daniel alone this time). And look it's even got lions in it.
"The mark of the beast" should be interpreted "the law of the beast", and as far as I can see there is only one foreign law directly refered to
like this in the Tannakh: Daniel 6:16 -- "That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed".
In the end I want to say that I naturally don't hate catholics, but I have come to hate the Catholic Church. And for good (even obvious) reasons too,
which I have elaborated on at several occations. Only sad though that catholics seldom see this, while everyone else seems to understand it perfectly.
Even those who don't believe at all (often because of such paradoxes I discribe within the Catholic church). Not strange at all, for it is difficult
for anyone (even the children of a tramp) to find any faults with their mother. They can't see the paradox between the teachings of Jesus and the
worshipping and praying to spirits of dead men and women. And they don't understand how kneeling before statues, works of artists, is folly, even
after reading how God, the Father expresses his anger and fury over this throughout the Prophets. Hey, even after reading time and time again how even
Arch Gabriel warns those who bend down and face the earth before him. And EVEN after reading about how the highest wish of the adversary Satan is that
Jesus might fall down before him and thereby worship him, they still find no reason why their ways should be profane or wrong in any way. To a child,
kneeling down before art means to worship the works of man, then why does the church allow it and teach the opposite? Children are the greatest in the
kingdom of God. And it doesn't matter what you say to exhaust it. The Israeli probably said the same things when Moses destroyed the golden calf:
"We didn't worship the gold infront, we worshipped what it represents, namely the highest among the sons of God". Well you are not allowed to do
[Edited on 17-7-2003 by mikromarius]