Happy to explain.
I have been a student of mankind for my entire 40+ years of life. When I study something I look at everything, I do not limit myself to people who
believe any particular way.
When a religion is active people look at it one way, when it has past it's time they look at it another. When a religion is active and a person is a
part of it they cannot easily look at what they are told with a critical eye, you have to accept some things on pure faith because no religion has
ever had all the answers. If you expect too much you will be disappointed.
My studies have covered everything from the obscure to the popular.
Just becuse you do not accept the Bible as Truth doesn't mean it isn't so !
I do not tell people what to believe, what I suggest is that they go and look for themselves. Not everyone who studies the Bible as a historical
event has an axe to grind, many just wish to determine the truth.
What I will do is say what I believe, and let you judge both me and my words. Most people, with time, come to feel I am fair and honest in my
On the contrary. Everyone that I have ever met that has studied the bible in it's totality would completley disagree with your mentality of the Word
Ok, and how many of those are not Christians? How many are objective observers? To say people who already believe in the book support it means
No one should argue that there is nothing good in the Bible, or that it has not helped to guide the very foundations of our Society. Those actions
come from using religion in it's proper place, to guide people into better behavior.
The Book of Revelation not being a book of Prophecy ? Please explain your thoughts or ideas ?
Read the history of the religion, it is out there just waiting for you to look. Originally those texts which we call the Book of R where very mystical
and used for deep study. My readings of some of the original words are somewhat impressive, they show an understanding of eastern style thought which
is surprising for the time.
The problem with any book that exists for a long time is simple, Translation. If you are translating a book today you will many times find yourself
searching out a native source for some explaination. What does this phrase mean in this context? Language is so tied to the people of the times that
without that sort of support you are going to make some mistakes.
Along the way, with each step, the people in power have made their little additions. One of the most famous, and documented, cases comes when in the
form of the King James version. There are letters from the King that say 'lets strengthen the work ethic' as we make our new bible.
In plain black and white, let's rewrite the holy book so that it does a better job for what we want, control.
You can prove this happened for yourself if you are willing to look.
Another example is all the Devil stuff, that is not original to the New Testiment either. There was a Council, they decided that the message of Peace
and Love was not spreading well enough. They were tired of the tree-hugging pagans as well. So they took the pagan diety Pan, who is all about love
and fun, and yes, sex, and turned him into a fallen angel.
Do you realize how little is actually in the Bible today about the Devil? Take out the Book of R and what do you have, a few lines? Compare that with
how much priests talk about the Devil and you will see how successful the concept was. 90% of what people say they know about the Devil comes from
fiction, all the war in heaven, falling into the pit etc. Fiction, written as satire on the government at the time.
But what was written as fiction works, people love it so you do not see Priests standing up and saying 'now people none of that stuff is
But if this book is the holy word of God, then how can all these pesky humans make all these changes (and not a one for good reasons) and get away
The story of the Book of R is similar. The original is so powerful they could not just delete it, so words were changed. You can trace the whole 'end
of the world' intrepretation to a single man not that many years ago. Before that you either find nothing about the Book of R, or you find the
original truth, it is part of a path to enlightenment.
This is what I have found in years of study, most pre-internet. Today the work can be done in a much shorter time. This is how I reached the
conclusions I have and the data is there for anyone who wishes to look.
So I am sorry, but when anyone asks 'are aliens really fallen angels' or any variation, I have to respond 'no'. This is not a statement on the
good, or evil, of a religion, it is a statement of logic and study.
[edit on 6/17/05 by Alexander Tau]