Not sure this thread will be considered to be in the right place. But I felt the issue was evidence of a conspiracy in religion and about religion, so
this initially seemed the best place to put it. What it essentially covers is how conspiracies against religions are formed because the adherents
often don't know what it says, and when confronted with what it says, they freak out and call you a devilish liar from the pit of hell.
Conversely, atheists and other people who have been taught that papal writs equal what the bible actually says, are often quite irate when you show
them the papal writ was not in the bible. They haven't read it for themselves, only the very carefully hand-picked verses and papal statements, used
to form their critical view
Anyway, in recent years, quite a few books have been cranked out, taking aim at the foundation of all abrahamic faiths, et.al, the Torah. These
texts range from Sitchin's Earth Chronicles to critical works on the various papal interpretations of the biblical texts or simply papal
writs/pronouncements, over the last 2000 years.
That's not even counting the critical texts of Zeitgeist, Acharya S., Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, Alexander Hislop's The Two Babylons, the writings
of various new agers like Helena Blavatsky, and of course, Catholic higher criticism texts, like the Homeric Problem, that gave birth to the
Enlightenment. This has muddied up the waters so badly you can even find skeptics who disagree with the same sections of Torah, for entirely
different reasons. And they've even begun to form almost religious like fervor against the opposing anti-torah data. Sitchinites vs. Acharaya S.
readers, for example.
Add to this mix, different forms of Abrahamic faiths, who are often quite critical of the other forms available, including the mainstream versions and
the "cult" versions. It's like trying to determine who really killed JFK, while standing on another planet, wearing ear plugs and blinders and
refusing any information that doesn't match exactly, the first view on JFK's death.
To get people to even consider any new data at all, even if they've personally changed their minds 20 times on the subject, is like pulling your own
hair out by the roots, one by one. And it isn't just the abrahamic religions that have this problem but the atheists, agnostics, pagans, buddhists,
hindus, and etc. In short, humans create huge walls of defense against knowledge, perhaps in fear it might make sense at some level. And it takes a
great deal of effort to change even the most insignificant detail, for any side of problem.
What's all this got to do with the Sitchin-Catholic problem? Well it's like this:
When researchers first started to study the theory of evolution, they made some mistakes along the way. These mistakes were recorded for posterity
and later used against them by people who didn't agree with evolution, as evidence that evolution is wrong.. This exact same thing happens with
subjects like Sitchin's Earth Chronicles, as regards the subject of ancient Sumer. It has gotten to the point where if you even mention "sumerian"
anything, people immediately associate it with Sitchin, as if he wrote the sumerian texts and carved their artworks.
In addition, the popes over the years, have made all manner of mistakes in their interpretationa, which bled over to some protestant religions
maintaining some of these same mistakes in interpretation, an example being the insistence that 2 of every animal on earth were brought in the ark,
when it doesn't say that at all. It says 7 clean animals in pairs. 7 birds in pairs and 2 unclean in pairs. Naturally the papal version and the
later protestant versions, keep repeating the "all animals" mistake. Atheists or people of other religions look at this "all animals" story and
laugh and for good reason---- it ain't in there. In fact, the word for "all" and "every" were suspiciously missing from strong's translation in that
Half the time, believers don't even know what their own texts say. They must've missed the verse that said "study to find yourself worthy." A clear
admonition to learn what it says, first hand, not because someone else spoon fed it to you in sunday school or catechism or aaronic priesthood
I thought I would compile a list of falsehoods, some created by catholicism and perpetuated by protestanism that simply aren't in the text, and
outline how they are such easy targets for a conspiracy in religion to be realized!
Christmas on December 25th. Christmas is not in the bible. To call this evidence the bible is false, is ludicrous. To defend it as the legitimate
date of Christ's birth, is also ludicrous.
The Madonna with Child on Lap. You mean to tell me moms, even famous moms, didn't hold their children on their laps? Sometimes the things that
people find conspiratorial are almost as laughable as claiming 2 of every animal on earth, walked onto an ark that mathematically couldn't contain
them all, based on the given dimensions of the craft. Math, the language of creation, proves this belief false. Just use your common sense and
ability to read. That's what it's there for.
Do images of a mom with her kid prove the kid never lived? The train of logic there is beneath skeptical minds, which bugs me. Either critique it
properly, or hop on the ark with every animal on earth stuffed inside it.....somehow, cause that's about how much sense it makes to claim madonna
statues prove the bible is false and jesus never existed. Come on, you can do better than that folks.
All animals on the planet, in the Ark. Doh.
The Anunnaki are made up by Sitchin. No, they are not Sitchin just happened to have enough clout to get his work on the subject published. That's
the jist of it! He didn't make them up. He just added his interpretation of the data.
The Enuma Elish proves the bible is a copy. No, it does not. It's a shared history, not a copy. How can you acknowledge that semites lived in that
time frame, in that area, and yet deny them the same history that was written in the mainstream of the time? It's mindboggling how anybody gets from
point A to point B, all the while acknowledging the semitic people were there, and then accuse them later of copycatting their own history. It's
illogical, irrational and denotes your inability to recognize what is obvious to everybody else. Whoever is pushing this "copycat" thing is trying to
divert attention from something important, as far as I can see, that something is probably the REAL CONSPIRACY in religion.
Clearly the big conspiracy in religion is that human beings of all kinds are hard-headed and exceedingly prejudice.
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