Originally posted by Mintwithahole.
What's in a name? God and "good. Beliefs and Behaviour"
They only believe in a supreme being and it doesn't seem to matter what the name of that being is. . ..
In the Greek and Hebrew original texts which form the "Christian Bible" there are approximately 50 different terms or names used to describe the
tribal deity of the ancient Israelites, and none of these names are in common useage by English speaking or Roman Christians, and further the English
term "God" or the Latin "Deus" does not appear anywhere in the original texts.
It really has very little to do with what language a religious fanatic speaks. For example throughout the Arabic world, Arabic Christians refer to the
Biblical deity as "Allah" and the Arabic version of the Bible commonly substitutes "Allah" for the Hebrew and Greek names and terms used to refer
to the god of the Israelites.
The "name" given to a deity in the world's many languages is largely irrelevant; even most spiritual Satanists define Satan as a being who loves
humankind and human nature and to "God" as a Judeo-Christian demon who despises humankind and human nature; since most people define their deity as
a definition of "goodness" it is really more important to attempt to understand how a religous fanatic defines "goodness" since that will be
synonymous with thier definition of thier deity.
The Biblical deity is the obviously the definition of absolute goodness for Christians, however by the humanist definition of the Biblical deity which
Richard Dawkins describes as "arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving
control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential,
megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully
" it would seem to me that whatever name the Christians give to their deity, it is
clearly a diabolical human hating and human-nature-hating deity. Unfortunately our beliefs effect our attitudes and behaviour and if a religious
fanatic accepts a definition of absolute goodness as described by Dawkins, it is entirely unsurprising when we find that Christians themselves are
unjust, unforgiving control-freaks; vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleansers; misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal,
filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bullies
" and I think that the long history of Christianity is
ample evidence of that.
Thus "true" Biblical fanatics would be unjust, unforgiving control-freaks; vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleansers; misogynistic, homophobic,
racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic and capriciously malevolent bullies
" and the "false"
Christans would be those who "cherry pick" and "quote mine" the Biblical texts to extract passages which are entirely harmless, innocent or in
accord with humanistic values, such as the "Golden Rule" which can be found also in the writings of numerous pre-Christian and non Christian
philosophers and writers and which seems to be entirely contradictory to ethos of the genocidal, tribalistic deity of the Bible.
Thus since the Freemasons are generally ideological Capitalists and genocidal Anglo-American Imperialist, state terrorist, narco-terrorist
collaborators and apologists, I would consider them to have more in common with the diabolical Biblical deity than many of the proponents of competing
forms of Christianity do; thus when a Christian refers to the Freemasons as "non-Christians" or even "anti-Christians" this is probably due to a
lack of understanding of the Biblical deity by the Christian making such an accusation, and probably because such Christians themselves are not as
sufficiently genocidally diabolical and sadistic as their Biblical deity is portrayed to be.
The worship of other deities, apart from the primitive and savage tribal deity of the ancient Israelites, or indeed any form of idolatry (including
the worship of a human being as a deity, which almost all Christians are guilty) is not merely an executionable offence under Biblical law, but a
genocidal offence, which demands the total extermination of entire tribes and nations which worship competing deities (apart from young female virgins
who can be taken as sex slaves); thus if there were more "true" Biblical fanatics in the world, the problem of human population could be resolved as
virtually the entire population of humankind could be exterminated. Oh what a loving god this Biblical god is. You can see why the genocidal
Anglo-American Imperialists love him so much.
Inimucus deus eternus" (Eternal enemy of God)
Blasphemy, Heresy, War, Revolution, etc.