Originally posted by MauiStacey
Please explain to me what 6th day man was. I'm sorry, I know you have put a lot of effort into this post and I find it fascinating and check it often. However, I am confused on what type of human the 6th day man was.
God, the Supreme Father, has two sons, the elder Satanael, the younger Jesus. To Satanael, who sat on the right hand of God, belonged the right of governing the celestial world, but filled with pride, he rebelled against his Father and fell from Heaven. Then, aided by the companions of his fall, he created the visible world, image of the celestial, having like the other its sun, moon, and stars, and last he created man and the serpent which became his minister. Later Christ came to earth in order to show men the way to Heaven, but His death was ineffectual, for even by descending into Hell He could not wrest the power from Satanael, i.e., Satan. This belief in the impotence of Christ and the necessity therefore for placating Satan, not only "the Prince of this world," but its creator, led to the further doctrine that Satan, being all-powerful, should be adored
(Nesta H. Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, Hawthorne, CA: Christian Book Club of America, 1924. Pg 63)
In this Bible study we are going to take a look at what Satan was up to in the first earth age and what caused God to end that age. If you don't know that there are Three World Ages, you should also read that study as it will help you understand this one. The things we are going to be talking about in this study happened a very long time ago. We were all happy in heaven which was on earth at that time. We did not have flesh bodies but only spiritual ones. Satan who was called Lucifer back then was a good guy and had great responsibilities given to him by God. But one day that all changed.
Did you know that there was an earth age before this one? That the earth is really millions of years old? There was a time that we all lived on this earth in our spiritual bodies and everyone was happy. To find out what brought that to an end, read our study on the Rebellion of Satan. These two studies go hand in hand to explain why we are here and what brought the first earth age to an end. I'm not talking about reincarnation as we go though this earth age one time only. In this study we are going to take a look at the first earth age and how God destroyed it.
History of International Migration Site
Migration of the nations 400 A.C. - 1000 A.C.
From the second century A.D. onwards plague epidemics depopulated and weakened the Roman Empire, forcing it both to relinquish efforts to maintain control over conquered peoples, as well as resort to a fundamentally simpler system of organisation. This meant that the extensive administrative and military infrastructure with Rome at its core had to be reduced, leading to a smaller administration and weakened armies. Tribes whose attacks on the Empire had previously been thwarted were now achieving success in penetrating the defenses, so that around 406 A.D. the northern region of the Empire had to be abandoned, followed soon afterwards by other areas. Inhabitants of the regions that were rid of Roman rule returned to the old patterns of life, meaning that once again the entire population -apart from warriors and priests- had to contribute to the primitive production necessary for survival. The economy stagnated, trade and artisanship diminished and the population no longer grew.
The period lasting from the 4th until the 7th century A.D. has been called the period of the Migration of the Nations, reflecting the extensive migration of many groups. This period was essential in shaping the distribution of cultures in Europe and laying the foundations of future nations. Most tribes found a fixed place to live, and in doing so formed the roots of the European States. Examples are the Franks and Burgundians in France, and the Angles and Saxons in England. The invasions of the Germans in the 4th and 5th century shaped Europe in a fundamental way. The contrast between Northern and Southern Europe faded away and was replaced by a contrast between Eastern Europe with Slav and Greek culture on the one hand, and Western Europe with German and Latin culture on the other.
3.2 Long term consequences
- for the migrants (second and third generation)
- for their new environment
* 4th - 5th century: The invasions of the Germans marked Europe in a fundamental way. Many tribes settled at places where future states of these tribes would arise. For instance the Franks and Burgundians in France, the Angles and Saxons in England.
* 700: As a result of the settlement of the most important German tribes in Europe the first signs of later states in Europe appeared. The Carolingians/Franks united a large part of Western Europe in the 8th century, including most of the territory that used to be the Western Roman Empire with an extra piece between Elbe and Rhine. Later on the empire is split in three parts: West-Frankian, present-day France; East-frankian, present-day Germany and Central Empire, from Rhine-delta to Italy, which fell apart very soon.
* 800 - 1000: A result of the migration of the Varegues southward from Sweden was the foundation of the State of Kiev in present-day Russia in the 9th century.
- for the country they left
The Merovingians were a dynasty of Frankish kings who ruled a frequently fluctuating area in parts of present-day France and Germany from the fifth to the eighth century. They were sometimes referred to as the "long-haired kings" (Latin reges criniti) by contemporaries, for their symbolically unshorn hair (traditionally the tribal leader of the Franks wore his hair long, while the warriors trimmed it short).
The Frankish realm underwent many partitions and repartitions, since the Franks divided their property among surviving sons, and lacking a broad sense of a res publica, they conceived of the realm as a large extent of private property. This practice explains in part the difficulty of describing precisely the dates and physical boundaries of any of the Frankish kingdoms and who ruled the various sections. The contraction of literacy while the Franks ruled compounds the problem: they produced few written records. In essence, however, two dynasties of leaders succeeded each other; first the Merovingians and then the Carolingians.
The Merovingian kings claimed descent of their dynasty from the Sicambri, a Scythian or Cimmerian tribe, asserting that this tribe had changed their name to "Franks" in 11 BC, following their defeat and relocation by Drusus, under the leadership of a certain chieftain called Franko. The ethnonym has also been traced to a *frankon "javelin, lance"
The Sicambri (var. Sicambres, Sigambrer, Sugumbrer, Sugambri) were originally a Scythian or Cimmerian tribe who once inhabited the mouth of the river Danube. The Merovingian kings claimed their descent from the Sicambri, asserting that this tribe had changed their name to "Franks" in 11 BC under the leadership of a certain chieftain called "Franko". The Merovingians traced their Sicambrian origins from Marcomir I, king of the Cimmerians (died 412 BC), and ultimately to the kings of Troy, but this list of rulers is not accepted as historical.
The West Germanic tribe of the Sigambrer (Sicambri) appear around 55 BC, during the time of the Roman Empire, on the right bank of the Rhine between the rivers Ruhr and Sieg, in an area that is today part of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The river Sieg, as well as the city of Siegen, were said to be named for this tribe.
Scythia comprised an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by a group Iranian nomadic peoples, speaking an Iranian language and known as the Scythians or Scyths. The location and extent of Scythia varied over time: Scythians variously inhabited:
The Scythians first appear in Assyrian annals as Ishkuzai, reported as pouring in from the north some time around 700 BC and settling in Ascania and modern Azerbaijan as far as to the southeast of Lake Urmia. The Scythians possibly formed a branch of the Gimirru mentioned in Assyrian annals at approximately the same time (Ivančik), even though the ancient Greek historian Herodotus of Halicarnassus describes the Kimmerioi or Cimmerians as a distinct tribe, the autochthonous population of the northern Black Sea coast, which the Scythians had expelled (Hist. 4.11-12).
The most significant Scythian tribes mentioned in the Greek sources resided in the steppe between the Dnieper and Don rivers.
Archaeological remains of the Scythians include elaborate tombs containing gold, silk, horses and human sacrifices.
The Cimmerians (Greek: Κιμμέριοι, Kimmerioi) were ancient equestrian nomads who, according to Herodotus, originally inhabited the region north of the Caucasus and the Black Sea, in what is now Russia and Ukraine, in the 8th and 7th century BC. Assyrian records, however, first place them in the region of Azerbaijan in 714 BC.
Their origins are obscure, but they may have been Indo-European or Ural-Altaic, but this theory is not widely aknowledged.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
Hall makes it sound like Tubal-Cain is one of the Greek gods, does he not? And, we know conclusively that Tubal-Cain is Vulcan of the Pagans. Let us review who Vulcan of the pagans is, by looking within occult sources.
"Vulcan was a sun deity who was associated with fire, thunderbolts and light. The festival in honor of him was called the Vulcania in which human sacrifices were offered." [Percival George Woodcock, Short Dictionary of Mythology, New York, Philosophical Library, p. 152]. "According to Diel, he bears a family relationship to the Christian devil." [J.E. Cirlot, translated by Jack Sage, A Dictionary of Symbols , New York, Dorset Press, 1991, p. 362]. "It is fascinating to know that he married Venus, another name for Lucifer or the devil ." [Woodcock, op. cit., p. 150-151; Emphasis added]
Manly P. Hall tells the Mason that he can have the seething energies of Lucifer in his hands, and then tells him to follow in the footsteps of the "Christian devil," to whom "human sacrifices" are offered.
The Temple Legend
In his lecture cycle "The Temple Legend - Freemasonry & Related Occult Movements" given in Berlin between 23rd May 1904 and the 2nd January 1906 (GA 93), Rudolf Steiner gives a synopsis of the myth in Lecture 5, entitled "The Mystery Known to Rosicrucians."
Below is a synopsis of the legend as given by Steiner in the lecture, followed by a more detailed version provided by the publishers (Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1985).
There was a time when one of the Elohim created a human being whom he called Eve. That Elohim united himself with Eve and she gave birth to Cain. After this, another Elohim, named Yahveh, created Adam. Adam also united himself with Eve and from this union came Abel.
Thus we see that Cain is a direct descendant of the gods, but Abel is a descendant of Adam and Eve who are human. Now the myth proceeds:
Thus we have two generations of mankind; the race of Cain, who was a descentant of Eve and one of the Elohim, and the other race which had human parentage and was brought into existence at the commad of Yahveh.
Among the descentants of Cain are all those who have been creators of art and science, as, for instance, Methuselah, the inventor of the Tau script, and Tubal-Cain, who taught the use and working of metal ores and iron. In this line of descent, stemming from the Elohim, were all those who trained themselves in the arts and sciences.
Hiram also descended from the race of Cain, and he was the inheritor of all that had been learned by the others of his line in technology and art. He was the most significant architect we can imagine.
Garden of Eden Bible Study
The story of the garden of Eden is one that many know. One thing that might be missing from the story of the garden of Eden, is what really happened in Eden on that day. I was told as a child that it had something to do with apples. Well, when I read it when I became older I found out that the word apple is not even in the story. Apples have nothing what so ever to do with what happened in the garden of Eden. I am going to try the best I can with this Bible study to explain to you what really did happen in the garden of Eden. Without knowing what really happened in the garden of Eden, we miss out on so much information that we need to better understand God's word. You may have never heard the story told like this before and it may come as a shock to you what really did happen. We as God's children must not be shocked at the truth of God's word. What you will read will be graphic at times but to tell you what really did happen that's the way it is. We can never let God's word be to graphic for us. If we do, then we are getting to self righteous for God and He does not like that. One other thing that we need to know is that God uses symbology in His word, as we shall see very soon.
V1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Here we have are first clue, the word serpent. Now we all know that snakes do not talk. This is not some special talking serpent but a name for a person. The place to find out who this person is, is the book of Revelation.
V9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
So now we know who the serpent is, Satan. Yes Satan was in the garden of Eden. That can be found in Ezekiel 28:1-19 where it talks about Satan before and after his fall. We also see how Satan works by using lies and twisting God's word to suite his needs. We can read what God really said in Genesis 2:16-17
V16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
V17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Subtil means cunning (usually in a bad sense). Satan is very wise and cunning which is why we need God's help to make it in this world. Also keep in mind that God does not count days like we do.
II Peter 3:8
V8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
V6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Here we have the first sin of mankind. As you can see the word apple is nowhere in that verse, or any where in this whole chapter for that matter. The sin that was committed has absolutely nothing to do with eating apples. Now remember, the tree that is being talked about here is Satan. What Eve did was have intercourse with Satan. That's what the sin was and later we shall see that Cain's father is not Adam but Satan himself. This may be new to you and also may be a shock to hear. But remember that we must not let the truth in God's word shock us. That is really what happened, Eve had intercourse with Satan. Adam also took part, how and in what way I'm not sure. Seeing that Satan is supernatural, he could have appeared as a woman to Adam, maybe not. The point is that he did have a roll in what happened and did what God told him not to do.
Originally posted by DodgeG1
Quick question. What happened to Satan's line once the flood happened? surely this wiped them out? Or did the old dragon get to noah's wife aswell?
[edit on 12-6-2006 by DodgeG1]
Originally posted by Shane
Verse 1: And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
I thought it was Adam, who she got a son from?
Originally posted by Byrd
I"m not sure if anyone addressed this, so let me (as someone familiar with the English of King James which is not the English of our times (yes, really)) make a point:
The phrase "gotten a man from the lord" means "I have given birth to a 'manchld' (a boy)."
It's very clear there with the sexual references, the line that she has conceived (as a result of the knowing) and has given birth to a boy.
And Ephma noted
Shane, thankyou for your study,we have similar interest..May Yeshua´s peace be on you..What do you make of Abaddon,or Apollo in former times metioned in the book of Revelation? Nephilim,or Fallen father? I think all of the original fallen are in Tartarus,....Say a prayer when mentioning that place.. Spirits in prison...!st Peter?
THE CHILDREN OF LUCIFER AND THE BROTHERS OF CHRIST (Give me Liberty or give me death.)
One of the problems with "old age" orthodox religions, especially Christianity and Islam with their explosive and potentially violent fundamentalism, is a one-sided dualism that excludes a proper understanding and appreciation for mythology. In the case of Christianity, the claim is made that Yahve was a kind and benevolent deity above reproach who even is supposed to be endowed with omniscience and omnipotence.
What I'm getting at here is that Lucifer, which means "Light Bearer," also known as the Angel of Light, is confused with Ahriman or Satan, and for this reason he is supposed to be a liar. But this is not true. Lucifer is the bringer of ancient wisdom (the serpent has always been the symbol of wisdom in Oriental tradition), of freedom and independence, and of knowledge of good and evil which gave man the potential to become a god in his own right. This is confirmed not only by Christ himself in John 10:34, but even more poignantly by Helena Blavatsky, who went so far as to claim that Jahve was the evil god out to enslave humanity while Lucifer was the benevolent liberator.
The truth is somewhere in between. Eduard Schure (1841-1929) wrote a very interesting play entitled "Children of Lucifer." Before presenting the best scene below, here is the argument of the play:
Originally posted by elfuncle
In the first place, Cain is not the son of Satan according to the Temple Legend, but the son of Eve and one of the Elohim. Secondly, Tubal-Cain's ultimate mentor is Lucifer, not Satan.
In order to better clear up Lucifer's identity and role in evolution, this article is interlinked with another, namely "Children of Lucifer":
under the auspices of
His Holiness Uncle Taz
Here is Kittel’s Hebrew Text for the Hebrew Stem ill—"yah-lahl"—HOWL:
Book, Chapter, Verse, Hebrew, Transliterated English
Isa. 13:6 eiliu Howl ye
Isa. 14:31 eili Howl
Isa. 15:2 iilil shall howl
Isa. 15:3 iilil shall howl
Isa. 16:7 iilil Howl
Isa. 16:7 iilil shall howl
Isa. 23:1 eililu Howl ye
Isa. 23:6 eililu Howl ye
Isa. 23:14 eililu Howl ye
Isa. 52:5 eililu make to howl
Isa. 65:14 eililu shall howl
Jer. 4:8 ueililu Howl
Jer. 25:34 eililu Howl
Jer. 47:2 ueill and shall howl
Jer. 48:20 eilili Howl
Jer. 48:31 ailil will I howl
Jer. 48:39 eililu They shall howl (Howl ye)
Jer. 49:3 eilili Howl (Howl ye)
Jer. 51:8 eililu howl
Ezek.30:2 eililu Howl ye
Hos. 7:14 iililu They howled
Joel 1:5 ueililu And howl
Joel 1:11 eililu howl
Joel 1:13 eililu And shall be howlings
Amos 8:1 ueililu and howl
Micah 1:8 uailile howl ye
Zeph. 1:11 aililu Howl
Zech.11:2 eill howl
Zech.11:2 eililu howl
Isa. 14:12 eill Lucifer (??)
4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! 5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. 6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. 7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. 8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. 9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
12 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!
Wasn’t Satan once a bright and shining star, a light-bringer, the "anointed cherub that covers?"
ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIES IN ALL CHRISTENDOM
("How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer")
Theologians have been teaching for centuries now that Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 give us a perfect explanation of how a perfect Lucifer changed himself into Lucifer the Devil.
"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! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High." (Isa. 14:-12-14).
Now, we both do agree, ultimately, that Adam is not Cain's Father, Correct?
And we both agree that it was a Son of God, that Spawned Cain and his seed, do we not?
Now, you bring up a character, which if real, would be an influence in your beliefs, but I would tend to agree with Scripture, apposed to what it is you have suggested.
You see, when priests and pastors and artists and people in general talk about the Garden of Eden, about Adam and Eve and the Fall and all that, they're talking about an apple tree, that the apple was the forbidden fruit. Where do they get this apple from? Not from the Bible. It must be something about the American Bible belt and apple pie, but I did indeed read somewhere that the Tree of Knowledge was a banana tree. Anyway, some theologian thought so. Which really set my imagination spinning. It makes perfect sense. And every time I visit those adult websites and see all them women doing kinky things with bananas, I understand what Eve was up to, and why sex is associated with Original Sin.
You see, my dear fellow subscribers, when the forbidden banana became the prime diet of Adam and Eve and their offspring, they climbed the trees and became hairy and degenerated into monkeys. That was the curse, folks. It's also possible that the banana had such an immediate magic effect that when Jehovah came looking for Adam and Eve but couldn't find them, they were up in the trees already, screeching and throwing coconuts and banana peels at him, and decorating their genitalia with leaves and flowers. No wonder he got mad and kicked them out.
I think my theory not only reconciles Darwin and the Bible (it was a big hit on talk.origins), but it lends credence to social darwinism. Anthropologists are always studying monkeys to explain the human soul, based upon the theory that we are all monkeys who somehow lost our fur, straightened up our spines, and began to talk, read, and write and so on.
Wasn’t Satan once a bright and shining star, a light-bringer, the "anointed cherub that covers?"
Originally posted by Shane
Well, again, thanks for partaking in this topic, and offering your views.
I will give Mr Smith some credit, since he is obviously intending to discuss and note Biblical Turth, apposed to the Theology or Doctrines of the Religious Sects that associate within Christiandom.
As I noted. I believe the Bible. I believe in the Word of God. What a man may spew from a pulpit means very little, if it is not based on Biblical Truths. And I think this is what is Mr Smith's Point.
Excuse my ignorance, but Tarjei Straume. Where are you from my friend. I worked in Toronto, which is fairly Multicultural in it's makeup, but I have not heard of your name previously. It certainly does not seem like a common name.
In your first post, you brought up Tubal Cain. You noted he was 'mentored' by Satan. What associations and teaching would Tubal Cain, have acquired from Satan, other than lieing ?
Just as he was on the point of despairing about the work ever being completed, Tubal-Cain, his ancestor, appeared to him and told him that he should not hesitate to cast himself into the fire, as he was invulnerable to the flames. Hiram did as he was advised and came to the center of the earth. He was led by Tubal-Cain to Cain, who there resided in a condition of pristine divinity. Hiram was thus initiated into the Mystery of Fire and into the secret of bronze casting, receiving from Tubal-Cain a hammer and a Golden Triangle which he was able to carry with him as a pendant round his neck. Then he returned and was able to complete the casting of the Molten Sea and to put everything in order again.
I do believe, this maybe a mistake, due to what Tubal Cain, is reported to have been the father of. Metal Smithing. Wouldn't Azazel, have been a more appropriate teacher of this trait?
I also have an other question.
Would you like to indicate if you believe that Cain, and his decendants are walking this earth today?
Originally posted by elfuncle
If you're talking about the individuality who once lived as Cain, he or she would no longer be "Cain" if incarnated today Cain's descendants walking the earth today? Why not, as long as one keeps in mind that heritage, genes, disappear after 7 generations. This is a law alluded to in the Bible btw. One can trace genetisl seven generations back, but no further. So present-day descendents of Cain would bear no relevancy to such ancestry.
Man, however, makes himself free from what is generic. For the generic features of the human race, when rightly understood, do not restrict man's freedom, and should not artificially be made to do so. A man develops qualities and activities of his own, and the basis for these we can seek only in the man himself. What is generic in him serves only as a medium in which to express his own individual being. He uses as a foundation the characteristics that nature has given him, and to these he gives a form appropriate to his own being. If we seek in the generic laws the reasons for an expression of this being, we seek in vain. We are concerned with something purely individual which can be explained only in terms of itself. If a man has achieved this emancipation from all that is generic, and we are nevertheless determined to explain everything about him in generic terms, then we have no sense for what is individual.
It is impossible to understand a human being completely if one takes the concept of genus as the basis of one's judgment.
Those who immediately mix their own concepts into every judgment about another person, can never arrive at the understanding of an individuality. Just as the free individuality emancipates himself from the characteristics of the genus, so must the act of knowing emancipate itself from the way in which we understand what is generic.
Only to the extent that a man has emancipated himself in this way from all that is generic, does he count as a free spirit within a human community. No man is all genus, none is all individuality. But every man gradually emancipates a greater or lesser sphere of his being, both from the generic characteristics of animal life and from domination by the decrees of human authorities.
Originally posted by elfuncle
You're misparaphrasing me. I have stated repeatedly that I do not regard Satan and Lucifer as identical. And I have not suggested that Satan was Tubal-Cain's mentor, but that Lucifer was:
If you're talking about the individuality who once lived as Cain, he or she would no longer be "Cain" if incarnated today Cain's descendants walking the earth today?
Why not, as long as one keeps in mind that heritage, genes, disappear after 7 generations. This is a law alluded to in the Bible btw. One can trace genetisl seven generations back, but no further. So present-day descendents of Cain would bear no relevancy to such ancestry.
It has already been noted by another participant in this thread that the notional system proposed here - Satan having his own physical race among humans, his alleged ancestors - looks like a breeding ground for racism. I wholeheartedly agree. The Ku Klux Klan people used to argue that black people were children of the Devil, the wicked ones, justifying their cross-burning, crusading terrorism
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it
was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.