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What is Sin?

Welcome to my space where I share my thoughts and views and it is my hope that you will do the same.. Here you are free to express yourself  as you please without the threat of ostracism or criticism from me. It is incumbent upon us as humans to engage in meaningful dialogue with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of each other, ourselves and the world that we live in…

I want to challenge folks to think outside of what they have been taught and to look within themselves and conduct an honest self-evaluation in order to seek truth..We all have been mind washed and conditioned to slide into a prearranged or preformed concept  layed out by others.. I’m here to let you know that you can form your own perspective from your natural sense and intuition and that you are not what you have been told you are. As a matter of fact, we are undeniably more. We are all invaluable extensions of a higher source that requires connectivity that will enable us to become much more enlightened and relevant beings.. We can be the conduit through which this source will guide our minds and hearts with understanding, wisdom, knowledge and clarity…I sincerely believe that for us to achieve this we must rid ourselves of the shackles that bind us to mankind’s false doctrines of religions and faith and creation theories..

So my question is; What Is Sin?  

Is it really Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, and Sloth that have been contrived by man and are considered to be the seven deadly sins of man? Are these really sins or are they behavior traits that people have labeled as sinful. Aren’t  these so-called sins for most people just natural tendencies that are encoded in our DNA? Is it not natural for most humans to lust after the opposite sex, to be greedy and to envy others for what they have and what we don’t have, to be prideful for fear of looking flawed, to  be lazy at getting things done, to eat beyond satisfaction ( especially if your poor and may not get the chance again anytime soon) and to get so angry that we will not hesitate to kill another for the most minor altercation? Yes, we are humans and we display what may appear to be animalistic and barbaric behavior. You see, an animal in civilization will always be an animal, no matter what…We strive for civility but for some reason or reasons, it continues to be ever so elusive!

These traits are natural thus making them almost impossible to shed which in turn has us in perpetual conflict as it relates to the church, religion and morality. The church and their so-called men of the cloth know this and have continuously used it to instill guilt and shame which binds us to false doctrines and religions and in turn gives them power over us. They themselves struggle with the same behavior traits, but they’ll never admit it.. At least not to us anyway!!!

This is the definition of sin as it is defined in the dictionary..

Sin; an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law…

Oh well, there you go. That certainly explains everything, now doesn’t it?  Really?

Now my question is; according to who and what is considered divine law and who wrote it? Let me guess, someone took a dictation from a divine being ( that must have been Moses) and conveyed it to the masses. I guess whoever constructed this law did not take into consideration that mankind is animalistic by nature and incapable of adhering to such a so-called divine standard. Or maybe they thought it over thoroughly and wanted to keep humankind in a state of perpetual guilt and repentance. For without the list of sins there would be no need for religions, the church , the priests, ministers and other religious zealots and fanatics. Now would there? Mankind can never be that which he was not created to be (divine). Unless of course we are celestial beings which we are not.. This brings me to my next theory.

We have been corrupted not by the so-called Adam and Eve but by the 200 or so Watchers who decided to break rank and defile themselves with the women of mankind.. Thus blanketing the earth with evil and wicked spirits throughout perpetuity.. That’s according to the book of Enoch chapters 7 through 17..  It is very explicit which would explain why it probably wasn’t included in the bible…Now I’m not saying that this is factual but it does give us food for thought. The bible clearly states that they came from the heavens and fornicated with the women of earth thus giving birth to a hybrid race of giants  (Nephilims).. You see what I’m talking about? It was in their nature!!!! The fruit doesn’t fall to far from the tree that bares it now does it?

Thanks to them this is who we are however, it has always been man’s quest to have something of a greater existence. The reason for this aspiration for divinity more than likely is because of man’s divine creation theory..So we strive to reach that which is unattainable in this physical form…It is unrealistic and we need to stop reaching for that which we cannot touch…We are not sinners, we are just wired this way. We are evil, deceitful and wicked but we are also kind, compassionate, empathetic and loving..  We possess all of these traits, it’s  just who we are and maybe have always been.. I really don’t have the answers but I do know that more often times than not, the majority of us give in to the dark nature and as a result we have a world that reflects that… I don’t think of it as a sin, I refer to it as a crime against humanity and nature!!! For it is not the nature of man that makes him so-called sinful. It is the body of works he engages in due to these behavior traits. We allow these traits to dominate our thinking and actions that in turn inflict pain and suffering and exploitation of other humans, life forms and nature..That  is what should be considered sinful…

We humans will always be conflicted due to our disobedient nature. After all isn’t that a behavior trait that Adam and Eve who were created by the Lord god and  alsoThe Watchers (the sons of Gods) all have in common?  (Disobedience and Rebellion) sound familiar? Hmm, one would have to think that these are traits of the Gods themselves passed onto to us through their offspring… Just a thought.. Now you see what I mean about that fruit not falling too far from the tree…We are just like them.. Created in their image!!

So now, with that all said, you tell me;  what is sin? I’m out of here for now.. But in the meantime,

You all Be well, Be Challenging and Be Enlightened…

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Who Are Humans ?

Welcome once again. It has been awhile between posts, so I hope that this topic will make up for the lapse in time. Now, as the title says, Let’s be truthful so I will open by saying; I’m sure that I am not the only person that is perplexed by our existence on this planet.  

Someone or something is responsible for our existence here and who or what that may be is far beyond my realm of knowledge. However, I do firmly believe that it is not by some mere happenstance. Growing up I had been taught and conditioned to believe that my existence here could be attributed to a God figure and of course this so-called God figure was a white man with long flowing white hair and beard.. Over the course of time that perception changed and I had denounced this so-called God and had become an atheist.. I just couldn’t believe that a so-called loving God would allow his children (creation) to experience so  much horror and suffering in a world dominated by whites….Why would this so-called God show them favor.. As time went by and I learned more and more about man’s history on earth, I came to realize that all of human kind has suffered and experienced unthinkable horrors at the hands of other humans. Most importantly that it is man who is the purveyor of wickedness, evil or occasionally acts of kindness, empathy and compassion.  

 Now with that said, what are the chances of us actually being a species that is the by-product of genetic engineering and or manipulation? 

By-Product; An incidental or secondary product made or manufactured in the synthesis of something else..((Hybrid) Did something go wrong? Hmmm….

Are we  the evolutionary result of microscopic single cell organisms known as prokaryotes and eukaryotes that arrived by way of meteorites? Is there some other intelligent mysterious source in nature responsible human life or is there another species or race of beings the scientists whose knowledge and technology is beyond our comprehension? Maybe we should just concede to the obvious which is we really do not know. 

Genesis 1 and 2 speaks about two separate creations of humans over a period of 7 days in time and then some. Could it be that these 7 days as expressed in the bible were more like extensive gaps in time spanning over millions of years while the planet was undergoing a period of transformation better known as terraforming?  I mean the conditions had to be ideal to support human life, didn’t it? The bible clearly states that;

 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”

 Man, I don’t know about you but this sure sounds like terraforming to me! My question is who or what exactly is this God that they’re talking about?

 The earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old which is plenty of time for a race of beings with extremely advanced technology to convert the planet into a habitable environment suitable for life as we know it.. Now just hold on for minute before you begin to dismiss this theory and just bear in mind that terraforming is actually a process that is currently being entertained by us for Mars….They would like to make the planet inhabitable for humans in the future….Personally, I believe that life has already existed on Mars.. Just a note; there are photos of Mars that depict a natural as well as an artificial topography..Hmmmm!!

There is nothing new today under the sun!!!

So my question is, who are we really and who or what really created us and for what purpose.?

It is quite obvious that we have no real value in the grand scheme of things as it relates to the universe and all that it encompasses.. There is nothing that we can do or even hope to do that would have any type of meaningful impact on what transpires in this perpetual  space which seems to be a constant creation of matter and infinite energy.  Yet here we are these little creatures scurrying about on this rock, set in one place in space and time to do exactly what? We can’t even begin to fathom the depth of the universe and how it continues to evolve and grow.. The concept is both abstract and metaphysical and transcends our ability to understand and thus explain. Yet here we are on this rock going about what we think is life working everyday to fill the coffers of the rich and powerful.. Some life!

Is who and what we are, what was intended to be or are we the result of an experiment gone horribly bad? I mean clearly the progenitors or creators of humankind didn’t expect us to be as discombobulated and disconnected from the intended plan as we are. Which brings me to ask this one question; what exactly was the intended plan? There can be absolutely no way they were expecting us to be as destructive unless of course these are the character traits that they possess. You know what they say about the fruit not falling far from the tree that bears it. The creation must resemble or possess attributes of the creator…If you are an avid bible enthusiast, this process is stated very clearly in Genesis 1;verse 27 and 2;verse 7

 So God created mankind in his own image,  in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 

Then the Lord God formed a man[d] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Just a thought!! 

Who or what designed the human race and decided exactly what it would or should  to this day remains a mystery. We are continuously trying to be what mankind envisions us to be instead of our progenitors… We are lost, still seeking guidance, purpose and understanding…

 In addition, just how many types of humans are there? I ponder this question almost every single day attempting to make some sense of it all and I continue to come up empty..I look at people all the time and clearly there are differences between the many ethnic groups. Although we have 23 chromosomes and the same body parts,  we are invariably very, very different. Emotionally, physically, intellectually and psychologically we are just not the same. This of course raises another question; just how many different creators and creations were there? We can debate all the different creation theories that mankind has come up with all day but I’m leaning more towards the intervention theory..It is my belief that we were either spliced with a primate, artificial insemination, genetically produced in a lab, cloned or all the above…. Who the heck knows..

I’d like to recommend two books that I feel are very interesting reads. They both make some valid points and raise a lot of question as it relates to our creation.

They are; The Intervention Theory by Lloyd Pye and Humans are not from Earth by Ellis Silver.. I’m sure they will give you much to think about and possibly change your current thoughts regarding the creation of humans..

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God’s Work

Welcome once again to another insightful journey into the realm of truth fused with just a bit of skepticism.. I would like for you to try to approach this particular topic with an open mind (which may be a little difficult for some) and just allow yourself the freedom of thought outside of past and current indoctrination’s of religion and faith. Consider for a moment the possibility that everything you’ve been taught about God and Jesus is a lie or just another story borrowed from other stories in antiquity such as Budda or Egyptian deities. Everything is not what we have been taught it is. Are you ready to challenge the conventional school of thought? Iam!!!
We humans have accepted without question the teachings of those that espouse to have a direct pipeline into the thinking and desires of a supreme being who they refer to as God! I for one refuse to accept the story of this so-called God and I have come to be extremely dismissive of folks all dressed up in faith and immersed in religion toting the bible  under their arm or some other manifestation of religious doctrine, talking about how they’re doing God’s work. What exactly is God’s work and how, who or what has determined that? How in the heck can anyone make a claim that they are doing the work of God if they don’t have a direct connection with this deity? I mean, has this deity actually sat down and discussed with these folks exactly what he or she wants them to do? Has he or she provided them with written instructions or are we to accept the words of so-called apostles whom we have never met and  of whom no historical record has been written? I’m just asking for some evidence here because for anyone to make a claim that they are performing God’s work and to have never actually talked with the man or woman is (come on let’s be real here) is a bit foolish and cuckoo!!  
So how in the world is it that people (and I’m talking about millions) actually buy into this?  Further more, explain to me exactly what God’s work involves or at least provide me with a hand written note , a text, a video, an email or something to support your claim.. Anything with a signature will do as long as you can authenticate it.. Oh, and please don’t start talking to me about the bible being the word of God, because as far as I’m concerned it’s no different from any other book on fiction…It’s like The Three Little Bears because basically we are talking about a story that is symbolic of real life, correct? This book’s main characters just happens to be bears as opposed to the bible which has people….
Now let’s talk about these folks who make the assertion that they are doing God’s work.. As I look back through the annals of history, all I can see is folks who’ve been claiming to do the work of God have left nothing but dead bodies and streets flowing with rivers of blood. There have been cities after cities sacked, temples destroyed and plundered for their valuables which suggests that God’s work is Death and Destruction under the guise of religion… Hell, God didn’t need mankind to do that; mankind needed him or her  ( or at least the image) to justify the horror!!! But ya’ll still going to church and listening to these wolves in so-called divine clothing claiming to preach the word of God and doing his or her work. Really?
The Knights Templar (Poor Knights) and the Crusades were doing God’s work with the blessings of Pope Urban II and the Roman Catholic Church when they embarked on a campaign of terror, destruction and plunder first in Jerusalem then across Europe all in the name of Christianity..
The first colonists ( Puritans, Quakers, Mennonites and etc.) claimed that they also were performing God’s work when they stripped the Indigenous people of their identity and then stole their land and moved them onto reservations. I guess God had a change of heart and no longer wanted them to be fruitful and multiply or to have dominion over the earth as he supposedly stated in Genesis…
In conjunction with the slaughtering and culture cleansing of the indigenous people these so-called Christians used their religion as justification to enslave millions of Africans and to treat our ancestors as though they were chattel, all in the name of their so-called God…The bloody murderous atrocities and tyrannical exploits committed upon non threatening people throughout history by those folks asserting to do God’s work is quite extensive…
There are still modern-day folks who have picked up the holy torch and continue to disseminate this false and preposterous information and deceitful agenda. Folks are all in because they need something to believe in, something that gives them meaning and relevance to an otherwise shallow existence… I mean, they undoubtedly feel that there just has to be something more to life than the same old mundane  everyday toil…
Until this so-called God emerges from the heavens and personally appears here on earth and makes a declaration as to what exactly his work entails, I for one am not interested in hearing and religious zealots, their followers, preachers and the such spouting off about doing God’s work and giving him praise…. I don’t want to hear it. Unless you can provide me with some concrete irrefutable evidence of his desires, I’m not interested. I’ve already been to hell when I was a heroin addict so it can’t get much worse than that.. Now, I’m not completely discounting the possibility of a higher presence that exists and I can’t say for certain how mankind was created.. I don’t know, so I guess my theory has just as much credibility as the next persons..Maybe, just maybe God’s work is just trying to live a free and productive life that helps to inspire others and not attempting to manipulate and exploit folks behind the constructs of religious ideologies in the name of some manufactured God…The art of Deception is more in line with ( if there is one) the so-called Devil’s work…Dark Energy (negative influences)…Beware of what you allow in your head and penetrate your mind!!!!
In closing let me say that I cannot tell you what to believe or what not to believe. I can only appeal to your logic and common sense and I can call into question any person who claims to be doing the work of God. I will challenge anyone who espouses to have received a call from God to perform his or her work. As far as I am concerned, these folks are either one of two things, (Delusional/Exploiters) or both…Actually, I could say that I am performing God’s work myself by enlightening you and removing the veil of deception and ignorance…. My words are just as good as those that are written in the bible and I have never met this God either…. So, come along with me my brothers and sisters out of the darkness and into the light…
I am a messenger and I am an angel of God!!! 
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Note; I make the use of caps in regards to god and christian for literary correctness only. I also use his or her to reflect duality…I don’t know of any one being able to reproduce without the other unless of course it is A-sexual.

To See or Not To See

If I were to completely separate myself from the so-called normality and conditioned mindset of this world would I not then be in a better position to see? If I look at the world and all that I perceive it to be, am I not looking at it through eyes that have become influenced by the ideologies and teachings of mankind whose intentions are highly questionable? Is what I think I see not really what I see but more of what I have been conditioned to see therefore blurring my vision and obscuring that which I am supposed to see?

How can I see the essence of a thing for what it is if I am looking through tainted lenses? Just to look at something is not really seeing it but merely glancing at its exterior which in turn produces an image of what we are programmed to see. In order to see what is truly before us we must bypass the programming and venture deeper into the elements of the thing before us. It is at that moment in space and time that we are able to see what is truly in front of us because we have eliminated the program and have exercised free will and thought. To see is to have understanding for isn’t the (art) of seeing the essence of understanding? To see or  not to see…

 Art; the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

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One Adam and Eve or Many Others

 

Present school of thought or belief is that the so-called God created one Adam and one Eve. I’d like to challenge that belief or theory and I’ll use Genesis to do so.

Genesis chapter one
[1:26] Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
[1:27] So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
[1:28] God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

Now bear in mind that the Hebrew text refers to the so-called God as Elohiym a plurality which means more than one and the Hebrew code for God is JHVH with the vowels e,o and a inserted (Jehovah) by English translators later. So in this first part of the story Elohiym has created man and woman (human kind) in “their” likeness and blessed “them” and told “them” to be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it. Not a single man and woman but many (them). So everywhere we see the word God in the first part of the story we shall replace it with Elohiym.. Also the Hebrew code or word for man is (ah-DAHM) which more accurately means mankind…Plural noun..

Now in the second part of the story which begins in Genesis 2:5 after everything has been created in seven days which (probably refers to the day in time not the same week ) which is why Genesis 2:4 states that these are the generations (possibly thousands of years) of heavens and earth when they were created (probably terraformed by the Elohiym) …

Genesis chapter two
[2:1] Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude.
[2:2] And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done.
[2:3] So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
[2:4] These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
[2:5] when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up – for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground;
[2:6] but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground –
[2:7] then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.

So in verse seven we have the LORD ( in upper case) God forming man out of the dust (DNA) of the ground and breathing into him a living soul.. In the Hebrew code or text this Adam is referred to as ha’adam ( HAH-ah-DAM which is a singular noun and also the LORD God in Hebrew text or code is saying that;
Yahweh Elohiym; or perhaps, Yahweh (of the) Elohiym is an individual deity from among the collective.

Now skipping a few verses ( probably quite a few years ) we now have the LORD God not God doing the following….

[2:21] So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
2:22] And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
[2:23] Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.”
[2:24] Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.
[2:25] And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed…

I’m not going to delve into the mention of this woman being his wife but what I will ask is this…
If man and woman had already been created and blessed and then instructed to be fruitful and multiply in Genesis 1 possibly thousands of years before, then who and what is this new creation of man and woman in Genesis 2 and were they the only ones? 

Also bear in mind that the earth is estimated to be at least 4.5 Billion years old……The first primate is estimated to be at least 25 million years old… Enough time for a superior intelligent race to conduct research, experiment and development.

  • Could the first “human kind” be the result of primitive beings or primates having been genetically manipulated (possibly creating Neanderthals and Cro-Magnum) ie; homo sapiens into the likeness of the Elohiym and this other creation (possibly cloned modern man). This could also explain the difference in chromosomes and some of the genetic mutation in mankind!!
  • Also, why was this second Adam created without a mate because clearly the LORD God was aware that he would need a woman unless of course he was not intended to have one. Could it be that this particular species was A-sexual and capable of reproduction (self replication) and possibly a hermaphrodite? Could explain the part of man taken (rib) to create woman…Just a thought!!!

There are so, so many other questions in this one story to be addressed but I think that this is enough for starters..
One Adam and Eve or many others? What are your thoughts?

I must give recognition to Dee Masterson, Zacharia Sitchin, D. M. Murdoch and many other authors whose writings have challenged my mind and conditioned traditional school of thought as well as my belief system..They have given me rise to be a free thinker….

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