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blinders

The hypocrite preaches freedom while demanding subservience.


"Why do you see the needle in your brother's eye but fail to see through the blindfold over your own eyes?


How can you say, 'Brother let me take the needle out of your eye,' when there is a blindfold over your eyes?


Why worry about the needle in the eye of a brother when you are unable to remove your own blindfold ?


Should you say, 'Brother, let me help you get the needle out of your eye,' while you are wearing a blindfold !





Remove the blindfold from your eyes, so you have the skill to see to extract the stainless steel needle!







Tribal identity politics would have us believe that the truth of a statement depends upon the identity of the person making a claim.

Global Axial Age revolutionary politics understands that truth is an objective matter and will always be totally independent of identity.

Apotheosis


"Do not corrupt yourselves by making idols of any kind.

This is evil in the sight of the Lord your Creator."

Deuteronomy 4:25

"The images I had of God were too small, too parochial, too much a reflection of the ways humans think. We made God in our image!"

Sister Miriam MacGillis


"Jesus' flesh is the tangible manifestation of God in and for this world, the visible way to reach the Mystery of God." - Jon Sobrino, Jesus the Liberator


"When do men fall on their brothers with mighty weapons and bloody acts?

They do such if they do not know that their brother as Self.

They themselves are sacrificers, but they mutually do the service of sacrifice.

They all sacrifice each other, since the time has not yet come when man puts the bloody knife in himself in order to sacrifice the one he kills in his brother.

But whom do people kill?

They kill the noble, the brave, the heroes.

They take aim and do not know they do it out of spiteful jealousy.

They sacrifice the hero in themselves by killing their courageous brother.

The time is still not ripe.

But through this blood sacrifice, it should ripen.

As it is possible to murder a brother instead of oneself the time is not ripe.

Frightful things must happen until men grow ripe." - Carl Gustav Jung


"Hero worship has existed forever.

People have a need to worship someone or something greater than self.

Whether we worship an external God figure, a hero figure from a comic strip, or a movie star, the concept is the same." - Marie T. Russell


Mammals learn from mimicking peers.

People mimic the personality traits of those they venerate.

An insurmountable problem with Christianity is the cultish requirement that disciples "believe" a set of dogmatic concepts that require a "leap of faith".

Anyone can claim to have undergone a "leap of faith" and be "saved".

Unfortunately there is no way to know if their profession of belief is genuine or just an assertion in the hope of fitting in with the social group.

Many myths from the era of time Jesus lived speak of gods descending to Earth in the form of a human to guide humans in procuring sustenance.

There are also myths that speak of virgin birth.

Wherever the Catholics have gone as missionaries they have taken local gods and added them to their pantheon as Saints, same as Hammurabi.

This is a clever way to get the followers of other gods to also worship your god and tithe to your god which may be falsely presented.

This politically motivated adoption of other gods began in Egypt, was adopted in the Levant, adopted by the Greeks and, finally, the Romans.

Ancient religions are littered with myths of gods descending from heaven to have intercourse with women who birth half-god, half-men offspring.



Christ the Creator

Deification of Jesus as the Christ

The Supermanification of Jesus

Jesus Never Called Himself God



Common Christian belief is that Jesus died for communal sin.

If Jesus lived and died for us, Jesus was selfless.

When the major concern is whether or not you believe that Jesus is God, as that belief is your key to heaven, then you have totally missed the point.

Jesus the Tannaim asks us to have compassion for our neighbors as it is in our own rational self-interest. This is the mission of the Living Christ.

Jesus the Therapeutae set out a blueprint for mankind to create heaven on Earth but this is not clearly reflected in the theology of the Catholic church.

We truly know very little of the life and teachings Jesus the Tekton.

Synoptic gospels were written decades, possibly centuries, after Jesus lived.

Tannaim of Jesus era used the Oral Tradition to impart wisdom.

This would have been in the form of proverbs, fables and parables.

We know that religion evolves, that religion is political, that motivations of mythweavers change over time and that understanding of reality evolves.

Men that have a vested interest in the status quo of existing institutions are not likely to give up their position nor are they likely to analyze and criticize their meal ticket even if they have an epiphany and recognize the fallacy.



life vs death

Catholic doctrine of 'mental reservation'

U.N. Report: Vatican Policies Allowed Priests To Rape Children

For over seven hundred years there has been a doctrine within the Catholic Church called mental reservation.

The idea of mental reservation harkens back to a time when there were two separate court systems - ecclesiastical courts run by the church and civil courts run be the state.

Over seven hundred years ago the idea of mental reservation was forged to protect the Catholic Church in civil court.

The doctrine of mental reservation claims that it is morally justifiable to lie in order to protect the reputation of the institutionalized Catholic Church.

The doctrine has been used quite extensively in modern times to protect the Catholic Church from civil allegations that the institution of the Catholic Church allowed recognized pedophiles to continue to work with children.

When a priest or nun is questioned about acts of clergy that would be considered heinous, such as pedophila, the priest or nuns are counseled by the institutionalized Catholic Church that prevarication is morally justifible, required, and not a sin, under the doctrine of mental reservation.

"I'm certain there are many Catholics who have never heard of the doctrine of mental reservation. Let's call it what it is. It is standing in a public forum, swearing to one's God to tell the truth and then lying." - Victoria Martin


"To the Roman Catholic hierarchy anything that undermines the confidence of the faithful in the church risks driving people away, dooming them to hell.

Therefore, the best thing to do about the misdeeds of priests is to hide them.

As the reasoning goes, the harm done through molestation is far less than that through eternal damnation." - Rory Johnston


"Lying to protect the church's reputation in sex abuse cases is a moral issue.

Victims of sexual abuse by priests suffer lifelong trauma.

Mental reservation to protect the church is immoral." - Marie Pietrasant

2007 Los Angeles Archdiocese pays $660 million to settle abuse claims.

"I am horrified and angered to tears at the hypocrisy and enormity of the sexual abuse that took place in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles over the last 70 years: 570 victims abused by 221 priests." - Jerry Mazenko

"Priests don't emerge from a vacuum; those growing up from the 1950s on have been exposed to a culture with pervasive "sex sells" mentality.

I visited a Catholic monastery in Big Sur a few years ago and was impressed with its film library - it looked like a small Blockbuster.

Watching movies was among the monks' favorite pastimes, one monk said.

"How can people steeped in television and sexuality from childhood turn off basic human needs and desires for their entire adult lives?" - Laura Brown


"It's always harmful for kids to have sexual relationships with adults and a boy's sexual experience with a priest could be positive.

When I was a minor, I had sex with an adult.

I'd say on balance that it was a perfectly good experience." - Judith Levine*, Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex, Minnesota Star Tribune, March 26, 2002

The Roman Catholic Church paid out $1 billion in claims in the 1990s alone.

And then there was Dagoberto Valle Arriaga who killed his son in the hope that church authorities would not discover that he sired a child.



limbo

417 AD Council of Carthage defines Limbo.

In limbo an infant soul spends eternity in a state of "innocent happiness" but is excluded from the presence of God.

The concept of limbo - Latin for "edge" - address' the paradox unbaptised infants can't go to heaven as their Original Sin had not been expunged.

2007 International Theological Commission of the Roman Catholic Church finds limbo reflects an unduly restrictive view of salvation and announces that unbaptised infants would now be allowed through the Pearly Gates.

"We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that the Roman Catholic Church has abolished limbo and promoted babies that have not been baptized to heaven.

Too bad it took the Church centuries to decide helpless infants shouldn't be held responsible for their theological views." - James Underdown

"Wake me up when the Catholic Church acknowledges that the Kingdom of Heaven is within - and when it devotes itself to assisting individuals to be healthy enough to pursue a relationship with divine will, instead of to building bigger cathedrals." - Mary Anagnos



political expediency

modifications

"Every time the pope improvises the Vatican Secretariat of State reviews and cleans up his remarks." - papal spokesman Federico Lombardi

"There is a point at which any religious institution loses sight of its reason for existence and becomes primarily interested in preservation, which leads to corruption." - Patrick Schulp

"There are no tribes beyond us, nothing indeed but waves and rocks, and the yet more terrible Romans, from whose oppression escape is vainly sought by obedience and submission.

Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep.

If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if he be poor, they lust for dominion; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them.

Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches.

To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of Empire; they make a desert and call it peace." - Tacitus






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