Manifesto that explains inter
alia "the reason for life on planet Earth"
A welter of
Religious Sociologists and
share the view that a highly intelligent, skilful and powerful Energy Force,
hereinafter Extreme Energy Force, far beyond an understanding by mere Homo sapiens, is responsible for
creating the Universe, planet Earth and life on it.
The Big Bang 13.8 bil. years ago created the
Earth's solar system formed around 4.54 bil. years ago.
Precious few academics outside America still believe that
Earth was created in six days and its maker rested on
the seventh day.
Nor do they believe that Adam & Eve were the first
human inhabitants and kick-started Sinners by eating from a forbidden apple
tree 7,521 years ago (5,500
Humans are classified as descendants of apes and
chimpanzees that stared walking on two hind legs, not roaming on all fours. Hence,
the first humans were aptly named Homo erectus.
Fossils indicate Homo erectus first appeared in
East Africa around 2 million years ago. Neanderthal
began around 430,000 years ago.
years ago in
Homo sapiens, known as
Early Modern Humans, appeared 125,000 circa years ago on the
in East Africa and moved beyond Africa about 65,000 years ago.
Noah did not take
over 100+ years to build a wooden ark. Nor did he live for 950 years
- asserted in Genesis 9:29.
Adam did not live for 930 years - asserted in Genesis
Less than 1% of the population could read or write when
Moses and Noah, reputedly lived.
None of them had Bic biros and note pads to chronicle what they allegedly
witnessed or feats they purportedly accomplished.
The Big Bang was the moment 13.8 billion years ago when the
Universe began as a tiny, dense, fireball that exploded. Most
astronomers support The Big Bang Theory to explain how the Universe
began. Contains a four minute video "What
Is The Evidence For The Big Bang?" - worth a watch).
Earth formed around 4.54 billion years ago (approx. one-third the age of the
Universe) by accretion from the solar nebula. Volcanic out-gassing probably
created the primordial atmosphere and then the ocean, but the early
atmosphere contained almost no oxygen. Much of the Earth was molten
because of frequent collisions with other bodies which led to extreme
volcanism. While the Earth was in its earliest stage (Early Earth), a
giant impact collision with a planet-sized body named, Theia, is thought to
have formed the Moon. Over time, the Earth cooled, causing the
formation of a solid crust, and allowing liquid water on the surface.
the existence of
Homo erectus as the
commencement of human life on planet Earth.
Homo erectus was geographically
widespread in Africa and Asia. It also had a long temporal span in the
hominin fossil record (Antón 2003). Its earliest appearance are
in fossil records from localities in the Lake Turkana Basin, Kenya, that
evidence Homo erectus around
two million years ago.
Homo erectus populations
persisted until near the end of the Pleistocene
(11,700 years ago), as evidenced by fossils
from Southeast Asia.
The earliest known examples of Neanderthal-like fossils were around
430,000 years old.
The best-known Neanderthals lived between about 130,000 and 40,000 years
ago, after which all physical evidence of them vanishes.
Bones of primitive Homo
years ago in
Africa, with brains as large or larger
They’re followed by anatomically modern Homo
sapiens almost 200,000 years ago,
and brain shape became essentially modern by
at least 100,000 years ago. At this point, humans had braincases
similar in size and shape to ours.
Re b. above, Earth was not made by a Christian God in six days
who rested on the seventh day, being its Sabbath day as represented in
The Book of Genesis 1:3–2:3. Prior to media technologies available
the last hundred years, most notably the internet, this tale provided
credence/comfort to some Folk. It also enthused a lot of
impressionable teenagers to join religious orders to be priests, teaching brothers or
nuns. The stream of new recruits into Christian seminaries intent on wearing
ornate vestments has reduced to a
trickle, if it hasn't dried up entirely. Seemingly Australia's Catholic church now
sources its priests primarily from the Philippines.
1. Noteworthy recent engineering achievements by
modern Homo sapiens that required significant collective effort
The final three of the below four notable recent achievements in the history
of Homo sapiens would not have occurred without commitment/dedication by
exceedingly talented scientists, mathematicians and engineers, together with enormous financial
resources that were committed to those recent project accomplishments:
The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American brothers,
inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and
building the world's first successful airplane and making the first
controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on Dec 17,
1903. From 1905 to 1907, the brothers developed their flying machine
into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to
build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to
invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
The YouTube of that 2003 flight is worth a watch.
Less than 60 years later, in 1961 Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, became the
first man to orbit planet Earth in space at a max altitude of 187 miles.
July 20, 1969, spacecraft, Apollo 11, first landed humans on the Moon.
Commander, Neil Armstrong, and lunar module pilot, Buzz Aldrin, formed the
American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle. The flight
lasted 8 days and three hours, thence splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on
24 July 1969.
The Airbus A380
Superjumbo, Double-Decker, manufactured in
Toulouse (southern France)
is the largest passenger airliner ever
to fly in the world, carrying up to 853 passengers and over 40 crew.
2. The Universe, our Solar System and life on
Earth were not merely an accident of
nature, as some atheists credulously believe
Just as the above four recent accomplishments
required much application by exceedingly talented and committed humans with an
array of different skills, successfully actioning a. to e. further above
starting 13.8 bil years ago required an
Extreme Energy Force
that Homo sapiens will never remotely understand. Just as modern
humans enjoy knowledge/information that other living creatures such as elephants
and rats do not, the
Extreme Energy Force
that created the Universe possesses skills and powers beyond the understanding
of the most intelligent of the animal kingdom, namely Homo sapiens.
The Extreme Energy Force that created the solar system that
includes planet Earth
4.54 billion years circa ago and chose to put life on it, and
seemingly nowhere else in the Universe, opted that life would be finite (eg. 70 years ave for a Homo sapiens and
15 years for a puppy dog circa).
Catering for life that is
finite required two behaviours:
i). A way to replace deceased humans with new lives
two sexes (males & females) to enable animals, reptiles, birds, fish and insects
ii). Instil within each of the two parents a strong nurturing,
protective instinct of safeguarding their newborn often vulnerable offspring.
Re i). above:
When the Writer was about 7 or 8 his older brother told him that our parents had
shown him and our still older brother a short book with graphics about human reproduction. The
thought of me sticking my wee wee inside the wee wee of a girl to
make a baby seemed grotesque. However, 10 years later after girls hips
bulged and rounded and breasts appeared and the Writer had reached puberty, that prospect became infinitely more appealing.
The capacity to excite young adults to embark upon sexual intercourse, when prior to puberty the very
thought was detestable, is a further example of how an Extreme Energy Force satisfied another requirement for
sustained animal/bird/fish life on Earth.
Re ii). above:
The Writer plays golf at Nth Ryde Golf Course that has two large lakes and lots
of ducks. New ducklings are usually born between late July and early Sept.
If a golfer hits his golf ball twds the edge of either of those lakes and there
are two parent ducks with half a dozen newly hatched ducklings in close
proximity, expect to get
attacked by the male parent as he hisses and snarls with venom to induce the
golfer to move away from his newly hatched ducklings. This inbuilt
instinct to protect their newborns is instilled within the psyche of virtually all
animal, bird and fish life on planet Earth. Yet a further example
of how an Extreme Energy Force
encompassed another requirement for sustained life on Earth.
3. The human body is an exceedingly complex and efficient animal
Humans are classified as descendants of apes and
chimpanzees that stared walking on two hind legs, not roaming on all fours. Hence,
the first humans were aptly named Homo erectus. Human life is
created when a male injects sperm into the vagina of a female. Approx. 9 months
later a beautiful, complex, tiny, offspring is ejected from the mother's uterus.
It is necessary to appreciate the complexity of the human body, and the similar
intricacy within most forms of life on Earth (animal, reptile, insect,
fish and plant) to understand that life on Earth, and the vast uniqueness of
Earth itself, was created by an Extreme Energy Force
that some Homo sapiens can only remotely comprehend. Whilst the
majority of Homo sapiens cling to the teachings they received during
childhood and adolescence, the Writer ceased believing in Santa Clause
when he was about four years old. Some adults still believe in their
Santa Clause because it is comforting to do so or out of respect for their
parents that encouraged them into Christianity.
A tiny newborn child has two eyes to see, two ears to hear, a nose to smell, a
mouth to taste and digest food and fluid, as well as make audible sounds. It has arms to hold objects and legs to propel
itself. It has a digestive system to metabolically extract energy from foods and fluids
and organs to sort and excrete waste. All
these organs perform a different purifying and storage role in the human body -
stomach, bladder, small intestine, large intestine, liver, kidneys, pancreas.
Most importantly, there are two lungs to
capture oxygen energy and a heart to pump blood and oxygen around their tiny body. Earth contains
thousands of similarly equipped, but less intelligent animals, as well as birds, fish
and insects (eg bees and wasps) that support life on Earth.
The complex biology that grows with in the uterus of a human female over 9
months following fertilisation, and within females amongst other animals, birds, fish etc is not
'an accident of nature'
as most atheists seem to believe.
Creating Life on Earth for
animals, birds, fish and insects, and the replacement of finite life with
replacement life, may well have taxed the Extreme Energy Force
more than setting off The Big Bang 13.8 bil years ago to create
a Universe, with no height, width or depth. Somehow it extends forever..
4. Other animals, birds and fish are born with
Unlike a newborn child that is entirely dependant upon its parent/s for survival
in its early years, other animals, cold-blooded reptiles, insects, birds and fish are born with
instincts in order to assist survival. Birds do not
need to be taught how to fly by their parents; newborn birds possess an instinct
of how to fly. Turtles live in water, but are born on land. As soon as they are born, their
tiny, new legs instinctively retreat them to the sea. Homo sapiens
are born with virtually no life-protecting survival instincts, apart from sucking on a breast,
crying and sleeping.
Just as Homo sapiens understand science that dogs and cats and
elephants and rats cannot grasp, many Homo sapiens, not limited to
atheists, fail to understand
that an Extreme Energy Force -
A). actioned The Big Bang 13.8 bil years ago
circa to create
a Universe of stars and planets; a Universe that has no limit or
bounds to its height, width or
depth, but continues in each direction forever;
B). installed planet
Earth's solar system 4.54 billion
circa years ago that is heated by its Sun, with a nearby Moon that
functions much like a planet and affects Earth's water
C). introduced life on planet Earth, starting with
bacteria in the oceans and rivers. Then progressing to fish in the
waterways, then animals walking on all fours, birds and insects
inhabiting the lands, with modern
Homo sapiens only appearing 125,000 circa years ago on the
in East Africa;
D). instilled the means for sustaining life on Earth that is finite (all life
eventually dies) by creating two sexes with xy and yy chromosomes, and a
demonstrative sexual urge après puberty, so that life replaces itself by offspring being born;
E). designed a highly sophisticated human body (explained in
'A tiny newborn child above' - Section 3 above) and many other highly skilled animals,
fish and plants
natural historian, David Attenborough, has attested for eons.
Just as 2, 3, and 4 (in Section 1
above) required an enormity of resources and
expertise by some talented/committed Homo sapiens in recent times, life
on Earth, involving inter alia the complexity of
the human body, with the intelligence/capacity to put man on
the moon and build enormous passenger aircraft (to cite just two recent
achievements), required creation by an Extreme Energy Force far greater than the fables about a
Christian God -
contained within the Bible, and mentioned in the Qur’an
Homo sapiens is the most intelligent and capable of the animal
kingdom, followed by
Orangutans, Bottlenose Dolphins, Chimpanzees,
African Grey Parrots
and so on.
Homo sapiens has no more right to a life after death than these other
5. The origins of religions have invariably been
driven by 'crowd control' - to desist the murder, rape and pillaging that
had existed as far back as Homo erectus and
"survival of the fittest' prevailed
During the earlier epoch of Homo erectus and Neanderthal, if your neighbour had a cave and
you did not and it was a cold night, you likely entered that cave at night when
s/he was asleep, killed your neighbour and
likely ate him or her. Just as the lion picks out and kills the slowest
buffalo. Likely you suffered the same fate as your neighbour on the next
cold winter's night. Survival of the fittest was the prevailing mindset because the
alternative was death by hunger or cold. Rulers such as Emperor Constantine
in the 3rd Century AD recognised the important role that a belief in
an Afterlife played in improving 'crowd control', thereby achieving more civil behaviour.
During at least the
last 10,000 years Homo sapiens,
across different parts of terra firma
practiced a variety of religions, in an attempt to understand matters beyond their
comprehension (such as the extent of the
and life on
Earth). Early humans worshiped
Gods that they believed controlled the sun, tides, rainfall, temperature etc. Religions
not limited to the following manifested to facilitate 'Crowd Control':
Hinduism was founded somewhere
15th and 5th century BCE.
ancient Indo-Iranian religion
said to date back to the 2nd millennium BCE.
Judaism, the foundation for all other Abrahamic religions.
Judaism originated in the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, which first appeared
in the Levant around the 9th century BCE.
a dominant religion on the Indian subcontinent (before the rise of reform
in the 7th century CE).
Confucianism invariably traced to one man –
the Chinese politician, teacher, and philosopher Confucius (551
– 479 BCE).
traces to a work attributed to the mythical Laozi (a contemporary of
Confucius), the Tao Te Ching, whose oldest recorded edition dates back to
4th century BCE.
a direct descendant of the animistic folk religion of the Yayoi, whose
culture spread from the north of Kyushu to the rest of Japan from
The belief that there is a life after death, and that one's position in that Afterlife
is dependant upon one's treatment of others in this life, was promulgated by rulers
such as Roman Emperor Constantine (3rd Century AD) who understandably wanted peace in his time.
Afterlife Philosophy was promoted and supported by rulers
successively to achieve 'crowd control'. The
Afterlife Philosophy was successful
in achieving more orderly behaviour amongst the populace. Religious espoused faith/belief has been
beneficial through the 2,000 years
since stories about Jesus of Nazareth dying on a cross to save our souls began, and
then after three days rising from the dead. Those stories were bandied about
by religions, and encouraged by rulers, that each benefited from that belief,
Did God the Father send his only son, Jesus, to
Earth to die a painful death on a cross to free humans from Original Sin?
Bollocks! The notion that two imaginary 'first people' ate an
apple from a forbidden apple tree that somehow stained all humans born well
before 5,500BC, and those after, is preposterous.
If God The Father wanted to send a patent message that his "only son", Jesus of Nazareth,
was divine, why didn't Jesus ascend into heaven with thousands of
creditable witnesses present? Why did God the Father send his "only son" to
be crucified where there were few supposed witnesses to Jesus' resurrection into
heaven, that grew in number
from each re-write of the New Testament by the Catholic Spin Doctors over the
centuries that were intent upon Burgeoning the Business? Prima facie,
God the Father did a poor job when he sacrificed his 'only son' to a
horribly painful human death -
(i.) to free us from Original Sin because
purportedly Eve, then
Adam, had eaten an apple from a banned apple tree in The Garden of Eden
5,420 years ago; and
(ii.) to prove that Jesus
If God The Father was going to subject his only son to
such a frightful, painful death on a wooden cross, one would expect God the
Father to max. the benefits of that endeavour. But God the Father
failed miserably, as evidenced by the empty Catholic Churches on Sundays across
the western World, none morose that the Bible Belt of the Mid-West of
America. 50 years ago Christian churches in Minnesota and Minneapolis were
packed to the rafters on a Sunday morning. Now, apart from a few
grandparents and grandchildren, they are devoid at Sunday services. Australia
has to import priests from the Philippines because Aussie teenagers are no longer influenced to be a priest or a teaching Christian Brother or
Marist Brother. Whereas as recent
as 50 years ago, teenagers in Catholic schools were flocking to the call of God
and inducted into seminaries to wear distinctive vestments.
have very little doubt that some of Jesus’ followers believed that they had seen
him alive after his death. Yet the world is full of such extraordinary claims,
and “The Case for Christ” has provided, in my evaluation, no truly compelling
evidence to prove the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection."
The Conversation -
Misha Ketchell, Editor
It is only from the far greater understanding of the evolution of humans, initially
from access to books/newspapers, then radio, TV and now the
internet, and the distribution of that knowledge by
that the gross misrepresentations regarding
Christianity, in particular that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, are becoming
clear. Seemingly the
Greeks were the first to promulgate the 'forbidden apple tree' myth.
It was not God the
Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost (The
Holy Trinity) that inter alia professed
that the first human inhabitants of terra firma were
Adam and Eve that lived in The Garden of Eden on their lonesome
7,520 years ago and survived by eating copious amounts of fruit, but no protein or
carbohydrates. It was the writers of the Old Testament, who ever they actually
were, and who spun them and re-spun them over the centuries.
Jesus was not an only child of Mary and Joseph,
but had at least four brothers and sisters. Following Jesus' crucifixion,
his brother, James, became the most important leader of the early Christian
According to Genesis
after being exiled from the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had two sons: Cain
Cain was the first son. The Old Testament doesn’t specify how much later that Abel was
born. Hence, the population of
according to the Old Testament
had doubled from two to four. But who mothered
Cain and Abel's
children, as Eve was the only female? If Eve mothered them, surely any
would have suffered from
inbreeding and genetic abnormalities;
a solid basis for the Christian divine God to populate the planet.
Following Jesus of Nazareth's painful death, his character was stolen
by others who aligned with Jesus' teachings and guidance. They falsified him rising
from the dead to enhance their own endeavours/pursuits/agenda. A disturbing irony because Jesus of Nazareth spoke out against 'false gods' in the temples.
Jesus had reproved well-dressed imposters in the temples that would promise the
vulnerable a possie in the Afterlife, but only at
their pecuniary price. Jesus' painful death on a wooden cross was
exploited by the same 'false goods' that Jesus had rebuked. A poignant irony
that should not be overlooked amidst this well-intentioned revolutionary
preacher's unfortunate demise.
recent biblical historians
argue that the Jesus story
is actually the story of a Roman Emperor
to pacify the poor.
A thick book, Zealot,
written/published by an Iranian American in 2012, that became a New York Times
best seller, is a further literary
instalment focusing on
a demythologized Jesus, a strictly human figure
who did not seek to found Christianity and who stayed dead when
he died on a wooden cross.
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth is a book by
Iranian-American writer and scholar, Reza Aslan. It is a historical
account of the life of Jesus and analyses the various religious perspectives on
Jesus as well as the creation of Christianity.
three extracts from
Jon Santiago’s appraisal of
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” written by Reza Aslan
Jesus' Death and Resurrection
Punishment by crucifixion was common during Jesus' lifetime. Why?
was cheap. All you needed was a tree.
They were always carried out in public, where people would have to see
the grossness of it.
The criminal was always left hanging long after he had died; he wasn’t
“Because the entire point of the
crucifixion was to humiliate the victim and frighten the witnesses, the
corpse would be left where it hung to be eaten by dogs and picked clean by
the birds of prey.”
Bones would be thrown into a heap of trash, which is how Golgotha got its
Reserved for the most extreme offenses: treason, rebellion, sedition,
person who claimed to have witnessed the risen Jesus died refusing to recant
unusual as many zealous Jews died refusing to deny their beliefs.
at the same time, “It was precisely the fervour with which the followers
of Jesus believed in his resurrection that transformed this tiny Jewish
sect into the largest religion in the world.”
"Understanding the politics of Jesus’ lifetime
To become a high priest in Jerusalem meant coming from a noble, high-class
The priest class collected taxes and tribute. They kept the Jewish
population in order on behalf of the Roman Empire, “tasks for which they
were richly compensated.”
Wide gap between rich and poor in the Roman Empire.
As a result, the poor often rebelled by having insurrections.
Some poor Jews thought they were doing God’s work by uprising against
the Roman elite. They saw themselves as freedom fighters while the
Romans considered them bandits.
To call yourself a messiah during the time of Roman occupation was
like declaring war against Rome.
During this time period, there were many guys who claimed this title
“In first-century Palestine, simply saying the words ‘This is the
messiah,’ aloud and in public, can be a criminal offense, punishable by
Social order in Judea crumbled as a result of revolts led by those claiming
to be messiahs. The following factors contributed to the rebellious
atmosphere in Palestine:
Over-taxation by the Romans
Corruption by the Jewish aristocracy, who bribed the Romans for more
power and influence.
Temple leadership wasn’t fair and just. Instead, it fostered widespread
injustice and crushing poverty.
"Despite Catholic doctrine of Jesus' mother’s perpetual virginity, Jesus had
brothers. Aslan says this fact is indisputable that is confirmed by both the
gospels and letters of Paul."
Jesus had at least four brothers – James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas – plus an
unknown number of sisters who weren’t named.
His brother, James, was the most important leader of the early Christian
Aslan speculates that the story about his
birth to a virgin is cover for the possibility that Jesus was born out of
Charlotte Allen has a doctorate in medieval and Byzantine studies and the
“The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus.”
an extract from a
Charlotte Allen of
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” written by Reza Aslan
"UC Riverside professor Reza Aslan’s new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of
Jesus of Nazareth,” currently occupies the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller
list. The Iranian-born Aslan, who converted from Islam to evangelical
Christianity as a teenager, then converted back
to Islam, has also received the kind of publicity that every liberal
author craves: getting dissed on Fox News.
In a July 26 interview, Fox religion correspondent, Lauren Green, peppered him
with questions about why he, a Muslim, had written “a book about the founder of
Christianity.” Progressive columnists and bloggers all over America stuck pins
into their Fox News dolls, using words like “atrocious,” “embarrassing” and “Islamophobic.”
In fact, Green’s questions weren’t so much appalling as they were irrelevant. As
Aslan explained to her, “Zealot” does not present a Muslim view of Jesus.
According to the Koran, Jesus was a prophet,
born of a virgin (although he wasn’t the son of God), but he was never
crucified, instead ascending directly into heaven.
So Aslan’s book, which
portrays Jesus as a
Jewish-nationalist revolutionary with no divine self-conception, departs
from the doctrine of both Islam and Christianity. Aslan may or may not be a
devout Muslim in his private life, but his book is actually the latest
instalment in a vast body of literature
reflecting the beliefs of a completely different religion: the Church of the Historical Jesus.
The aim of this church, which has been around since the Enlightenment and its
worship of rationalism, is to peel away the Gospel stories, with their virgin
birth, their miracles and their walking on water,
to uncover the “real” Jesus, a demythologized,
strictly human figure who didn’t found Christianity and who stayed dead when
he died. Its adherents tend to be non-Christians fascinated by
Jesus, secular intellectuals in general and liberal Christians, including many
clergymen and New Testament scholars,
sensibilities are embarrassed by traditional Christianity’s claim to
supernatural origins and its extravagant assertions about Jesus’ divinity, his
atonement on the cross for human sin and his resurrection from the dead on
Intelligent secure Folk now recognise that the following extract from
britannica.com of conflicting extracts from
and Genesis 2:5–7, 2:15–4:1, 4:25 as to when Adam & Eve lived that had comforted and directed uneducated Folk for almost 2,000 years
5th or 6th century BCE, yet
Genesis 2:5–7, 2:15–4:1, 4:25
asserts that Adam and Eve lived in the 10 Century BCE. Below is an extract
from Britannica :
the Bible there are two accounts of their creation.
According to the Priestly (P)
history of the
5th or 6th century BCE (Genesis 1:1–2:4)
and God on the sixth day of Creation created all the living creatures and,
“in his own image,” man both “male and female.” God then blessed the couple,
told them to be “fruitful and multiply,” and gave them dominion over all
other living things.
According to the lengthier Yahwist (J)
of the 10th century BCE (Genesis
2:5–7, 2:15–4:1, 4:25), God, or Yahweh,
created Adam at a time when the earth was still void, forming him from the
earth’s dust and breathing “into his nostrils the breath of life.” God then
gave Adam the primeval Garden
of Eden to
tend but, on penalty of death, commanded him not to eat the fruit of the
“tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Subsequently, so that Adam would not
be alone, God created other animals but, finding these insufficient, put
Adam to sleep, took from him a rib, and created a new companion, Eve. The
two were persons of innocence until Eve
yielded to the temptations of the evil serpent and
Adam joined her in eating the forbidden fruit, whereupon they both
recognized their nakedness and donned fig leaves as garments.
Below is an extract from a
Book Review of ‘Zealot:
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’
in the Washington Post:
Zealot, Aslan gives us a Jesus who fights back, and not in the manner of
Gandhi. But his rebellion fails. Roman authorities crucify him for sedition.
His followers scatter. And those who return in his name reinvent him as a
pacifist lording over a purely spiritual kingdom. In short, Jesus was a
frustrated Muhammad — a man who, like Islam’s founder, came to revolutionize
the world by force. Yet unlike Muhammad, Jesus failed."
in the Old and New Testaments - scribed by a diverse
array of scattered individuals across several countries over many hundreds
back when paper had not been disseminated to Greece
and Israel -The physical ages of famous religious Patriarchs listed
in the Book of Genesis are not believable, because the oldest
verified human was Jeanne
Calment (1875–1997) of France, who lived 122 years and 164
Folk back in the embryo of Homo sapiens
existence focused on feeding their family and keeping warm in winter - a
About 2 million of the world’s five million or so Jews at that time of Jesus of
Nazareth lived in the Jerusalem area. The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem were
puppets of the Roman government. A handful of merchants, high priests and
leaders lived in luxury, while the vast majority of the Jewish population lived in
poverty. The local government was corrupt, inflation and landlessness were high
and peasants paid huge taxes to absentee landlords and corrupt Jewish priests.
Downtrodden Jews were not interested in an evangelist
preachings, unless he spoke-out against Roman taxes collected by
from the priestly class appointed
by the Romans.
Most Folk never moved more than 20 miles from where
they were born, because no public transport. Not even
a stage coach.
Unlike the larger camel (originated
America), the smaller donkey hadn't taken to walking too far
weighed down by a human.
Bones of primitive Homo
years ago in
East Africa. Not
a mere 5,000 or 6,000 years BC as attested in
The Christian bible is abundant with misrepresentations that the Writer will
further chronicle herein for interested
that possess the capacity to opine upon and respond
email@example.com if/where they disagree.
Noah, a Hebrew, was the son of Lamech according to Genesis 5:28-32.
Noah was not a Jew, but he was an ancestor of the Jews.
The Book of Genesis - Chapters 5 - 9
know that the reputed wooden ark builder, Noah, lived for 950 years?
Was there someone around at Noah's birth who outlived Noah, who thence magically
Moses (about Noah's mammoth age) that in Moses spare time
Moses reputedly wrote
The Book of Genesis? It seems that Moses
wore so many 'goal kicking caps', because some readers had heard of
Below is an extract from Genesis flood narrative assertedly 2472 BC:
entered the Ark in his six hundredth year, and on the 17th day of the second
month of that year "the fountains of the Great Deep burst apart and the
floodgates of heaven broke open" and rain fell for forty days and forty
nights until the highest mountains were covered to a depth of 15 cubits,
and all earth-based life perished except Noah and those with him in the Ark."
Below is an extract from Robert A. Moore's "The
Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark"
- published on
National Center for Science Education,
by now become abundantly clear that the case for the ark utterly and
Despite the clever ingenuity of its proponents, nothing, from the trickiest
problems to the tiniest details, can be salvaged without an unending resort
to the supernatural. This includes so many pointless prodigies, so many
inane interventions for no reason other than to save a literalistic Bible,
that religion itself is cheapened in the process, not to mention the total
abandonment of any semblance of science. No doubt in days to come some
erstwhile archaeologists will concoct "solutions" to some of the difficulties
we have raised,
but no intellectually honest person can any longer pretend that the legend
of Noah can possibly represent a historical occurrence."
Much of the biblical flood story of Noah was plagiarized from "The Epic of
Gilgamesh," the mythical Sumerian account of Ut-Napishtim written on stone
tablets around 2000 BC. In "The Epic of Gilgamesh, one righteous man
was spared from a worldwide flood by building a large boat with a single
door and one window. The ark contained a few other human beings plus plant
and animal specimens. Rains covered the mountains with water. Birds were
sent to find land. The boat landed on a mountain in the middle east.
Ut-Napshtim sacrificed an animal as an offering, and the Babylonian gods
expressed regret for flooding the earth.
The Flood of Noah (5,000
and the earlier story of the Flood of Gilgamesh
(7th Century BC) -
Institute for Creation Research - explains the significant parallels
to the subsequent flood of Noah's day. It provides 19 similarities
between the two flood myths and draws on references from 16 earlier
The table below presents a comparison of the main aspects of the accounts of
each flood as presented in the Book of Genesis and in the earlier Epic of
BOOK OF GENESIS
EPIC of GILGAMESH
Intended for whom?
One city &
In a dream
to build boat?
water & heavy rain
Duration of flood
days & nights plus)
days & nights)
Sacrificed after flood?
The flood story of Genesis (chapter
7) has long been plagued by problems with its precise chronology.
The Christian Bible contains conflicting
statements about the
duration and sequence of events.
The story of Noah's Ark contains
for different events, not limited to 40 days, 150 days, 47 days, 253 days
and 314 days.
Below is an extract from a Wikipedia page titled "List
of the verified oldest people":
"Oldest person ever whose age has been
independently verified is Jeanne
Calment (1875–1997) of France, who lived to the age of 122 years and 164
Oldest verified man
ever is Jiroemon
Kimura (1897–2013) of Japan, who lived to the age of 116 years and 54
Oldest known currently living person is Kane
Tanaka of Japan, aged 118 years, 309 days.
Oldest known living man is Saturnino
de la Fuente García, of Spain, aged 112 years, 269 days.
Oldest women have, on average, lived several years longer than the 100 oldest
The oldest was Jeanne
Calment (1875–1997) of France, who lived to the age of 122 years and 164
days. No one amongst academia in medical science, except a few devout
Christian Americans, remotely believe the ages chronicled below (extracted
13 - Ancient Biblical Lifespans: Did Adam Live Over 900 Years?".
Rabbinical Judaism asserts that
Moses lived for 120 years from 1391–1271 BC.
Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus in Dalmatia
suggested Moses was born in 1592 BC
of Ireland Archbishop 1,600 AD
birth year. Did Moses ever live? Or if he lived, did he scale to the
summit of Mt. Sinai (over 2,000m up) to receive
two stone tablet from God that listed the Ten Commandments, and some how lung
them back down the mountain but to where?
Or did Moses prepare those ten life rules himself?
After all Moses was
he was recognised as the leader of the Israelites and
a lawgiver to
whom the authorship,
or "acquisition from heaven", of the Torah (the
first five books of the Bible) is attributed"
"The Ten Commandments contain little that was new to the ancient world and
reflect a morality common
to the ancient Middle East.
They are a description of the conditions accepted by the community of
Israel in its relationship to Yahweh. The differences found in Exodus and
Deuteronomy indicate that the process of transmission from generation to
generation brought with it modifications.
The Ten Commandments had no particular importance in Christian tradition
until the 13th century, when they were incorporated into a manual of
instruction for those coming to confess their sins. With the rise of
Protestant churches, new manuals of instruction in the faith were made
available and the Ten Commandments were incorporated into catechisms as
a fundamental part of religious training, especially of the young."
Tradition credits Moses as
the author of Genesis, as well as the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
and most of Deuteronomy. But modern scholars, especially from the 19th century onward, see them as being written hundreds of years after Moses is
supposed to have lived, in the 6th and 5th centuries BC.
Patently Moses was a busy chap.
Was Noah's birth certificate and
death notice filed with the Hebrew Bureau of Statistics? Or did Noah file a
Stat Dec as to when he was born? Could Noah read and write?
If so, what did he read from and write on?..........................A lot of
11. So much of the New Testament that recounted Jesus' words is
narrated as though the scribe, be it Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, was writing
down every word that Jesus uttered
Most religious historians believe that Jesus of
Nazareth died somewhere between 30 AD and 33 AD. Accredited theologian,
John Drane, who wrote "The
Bible as library" contend that:
Old Testament is the original Hebrew Bible, the sacred scriptures of the
Jewish faith, written at different times between about 1200 and 165 BC."
New Testament has 27 books, written between about 50 and 100 AD, and
falling naturally into two sections: the Gospels, which tell the story of
Jesus (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John); and the Letters (or epistles)
- written by various Christian leaders to provide guidance for the earliest
So much of the New Testament
that recounted Jesus' words is narrated as though the writer,
be it Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, was writing down every word that Jesus
uttered. Yet no Bic biros or lead pencils,
no paper in Jerusalem
until the 10th or 11th Century and according to John Drane, who wrote "The
Bible as library", these Gospels were scribed at least 17 years after
Jesus death. A cynic could suppose that these gospels were pencilled
centuries after Jesus' death and spun and re-spun right up to the last
100 years or so.
Below is an extract from
Matthew 26: 17-30 that reads as though it was written at
The Last Supper,
and not purportedly 17 to 67 years after it "...written between about 50 and 100 AD":
The Last Supper
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to
Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat
He replied, “Go
into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed
time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your
So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
And while they were eating, he said, “Truly
I tell you, one of you will betray me.”
They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely
you don’t mean me, Lord?”
one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man
who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been
Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely
you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”
Jesus answered, “You
have said so.”
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he
broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take
and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them,
from it, all of you.
This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which
is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until
that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Below is an extract from
2 - New King James Version:
Wise Men from the East
after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king,
behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
2 saying, “Where
is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the
East and have come to worship Him.”
3 When Herod the king heard this, he was
troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And
when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people
together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea,
for thus it is written by the prophet:
6 ‘But you,
Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people
7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called
the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go
and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring
back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”
9 When they heard the king, they departed; and
behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it
came and stood over where the young Child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with
exceedingly great joy.
11 And when they had come into the house, they
saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.
And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold,
frankincense, and myrrh.
12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that
they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another
How did the apostle, Matthew, know in the
years after Jesus death when he pencilled the above extract from Mathew 2 (a gospel in the New Testament), what King Herod
had actually uttered
somewhere between 30 and 60 years earlier that
reputedly occurred prior to Jesus birth in
Bethlehem of Judea? How did King
Herod know of the imminent birth of Jesus?
Three Wise Men
somehow knowing that a saviour of the world, sent by God, was soon to be born in
a barn in
is lust as preposterous as Noah and his big Arc that reputedly took Noah and his
family over 100 years to build and housed all those animals during the flood
and all earth-based life perished except Noah and those with him in the Ark."
King Herod, sometimes called "Herod the Great" (circa 74 to 4 B.C.)
king of Judea who
ruled the territory with Roman approval.
The below extract from
Mathew 2 - verses 19 to 21 is farcical:
when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to
Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying,
“Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel,
for those who sought the young Child’s life are dead.” 21 Then
he arose, took the young Child and His mother, and came into the land of
How did the Apostle, Matthew, know that Jesus' dad, Joseph, had a dream 40+
years earlier that he (Joseph) should take his wife, Mary, and "only child" to Israel? Maybe Joseph told Matthew. But he couldn't have
because Joseph only lived for 101 years and died in Israel in 1 AD - at lease 25
years before Jesus met Matthew.
Internet sites that list countless inconsistencies within both the Old and
website that identify glaring differences of the same asserted events.
In the case
of the Old Testament, according
to both Jewish and Christian Dogma, the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,
Numbers, and Deuteronomy (the first five books of the Bible and the entirety
of the Torah) were all written by Moses in
about 1,300 B.C. However, there is a lack of evidence that Moses ever
In the case
of the New Testament, inconsistencies exist within the gospels, reportedly
scripted by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John between 50AD and 100AD.
Key to Abbreviations
Introduction to the Bible and Biblical Problems
Fatal Bible Flaws?
Bible Precepts: Questionable Guidelines?
Internal consistency of the Bible - Wikipedia
American Atheists Biblical Contradictions
focuses on vicious killing of
the Pagans by the Christian Crusaders, seemingly who relied upon the
word of God in the Bible to justify the mass slaughter
The Sceptics Annotated Bible
A list of over 700 inconsistencies in the Bible
Contradictions in The Old Testament
10. 101 Myths of the Bible: How
Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History
Seemingly, a number of Folk have adopted
Pascal's wager - presented by the seventeenth-century
French philosopher, theologian, mathematician,
and physicist, Blaise
who lived for
only 39 years, but left his mark.
Pascal's gamble (for want of a better word) posits
that some humans opt to have a leg in each camp as to -
* whether God, and
an Afterlife exists, or
* that there is no
Pascal reasoned that a rational person should live as though God exists
and seek to believe in God. If God does not exist, such a person will have
only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.). Whereas if God does
exist, he stands to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven)
and avoid infinite losses (perhaps an eternity in Hell).
Pascal's Wager looses some of its gloss when one digs deeper into
what life in Heaven reputedly entails.
12. Different religions make conflicting claims about
what heaven is an how many get a guernsey, and what that guernsey
entitles a lucky entrant to
The Catholic Church contends that only a person’s soul lives on after death.
But a soul can’t talk or drink beer or play golf. Being
juxtaposed with squillions of other Catholic souls for eternity in heaven
is not an appealing prospect to the Writer who had no complaints before he was
born, and doesn't expect any after his death.
Whereas as chronicled in
The Book of Revelation
144,000 followers of
Jehovah's Witnesses get given a new, schmickers, brand spankers body at the end of
on Earth. But bad luck for the vast majority of the 8,695,808
Jehovah's Witnesses followers
split across 120,387 Congregations (these
numbers listed on its website) that are beyond the
144,000 cap listed in Revelations.
on their understanding of scriptures such as Revelation
Jehovah's Witnesses believe that exactly 144,000 faithful
Christians go to heaven to rule with Christ in the kingdom of God."
The chosen 144,000
Jehovah's Witnesses followers
rule with Christ in the kingdom
of God", whereas Catholic souls
are content to merely be in the glory of their God for evermore.
Wikipedia asserts that 144,000
followers was a popular Cap in
The Book of Revelation (final book of the New Testament)
written sometime around 96 AD in Asia Minor:
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
believes that the sealing of the 144,000 relates to the high
priests, ordained unto the holy order of God, to administer the everlasting
gospel; "for they are they who are ordained out of every nation, kindred,
tongue, and people, by the angels to whom is given power over the nations of the
earth, to bring as many as will come to the church of the Firstborn."
Christian Skoptsy sect in Russia believed that
the Messiah would come when there were 144,000 Skoptsy believers, based on their
reading of the Book of Revelation.
Unification Church founded by Reverend Sun Myung
Moon believes the 144,000 represents the total number of saints whom Christ must
find "who can restore through indemnity the missions of all the past saints who,
despite their best efforts to do God's Will, fell prey to Satan when they failed
in their responsibilities. He must find these people during his lifetime and lay
the foundation of victory over Satan's world"
144,000 is alleged to have been the number of Sahaba of Muhammad, though other
totals have been given. The number is also given as the total number
of prophets in Islam, although this has also been reported as 124,000 or
244,000. The actual number of prophets or Sahaba (Companions) is not known;
seemingly about 30 prophets are mentioned by name in the Qur'an.
Upon a closer examination
Pascal's wager doesn't possess the gloss that some might have thought.
If you die as a devout Catholic there is not a lot of attraction to being an
inanimate soul that can't even chat whilst transfixed in the glory
of God, juxtaposed against lots of fellow Catholic brethren for an eternity. If you
are a follower of
or one of the other abovementioned four religions, and you
miss that tiny 144,000 entry limit to heaven, all those Bible Study classes might have been for
Several Biblical scholars have recently controversially claimed the story of
Jesus Christ is almost a carbon copy of an earlier ancient Greek deity,
Dionysus, and that God the Father was plagerised by the Romans in the
writing of the Bible in order to control the Roman populace. The Bible's
message was that there is a life after death, and your position in that life is
dependant upon your behaviour in this life.
father is watching over you so be a good person and don't murder, rape or
14. Religions over the ages have provided a vital
crutch, a stanchion against the unknown -
All religions are remarkably
similar and were created to address the same human needs
Throughout the ages Homo sapiens has struggled to understand things
beyond their comprehension (such as the extent of the Universe and Life on
Earth) and created religions to fill the void. These religions have
universally sought to give meaning to our existence, show deference to the God,
or Gods, they believe must exist as creators of the things that we are incapable
of understanding. In most cases they promise eternal life to those who
truly and exclusively believe in that particular religion.
Most religions have
impressive cathedrals, churches, temples, or alters (and even massive pyramids
like the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico). They also have rituals
intended to take their followers on a journey
that will impress,
and in some cases, intimidate them.
Prima facie, the central purpose
of these elaborate metaphorical ancient buildings, and rituals practiced, is to
reinforce that the religion is well-established and has substance.
Priests, ministers, bishops, imams, muftis, and other religious leaders present
as important people, wearing colourful ancient garb, with the knowledge and
power to set the direction of people’s lives and help them through the big
events and crises they may encounter.
Cardinal Pell ceremoniously relied upon
pomp and ceremony
to add to his rendition.
across the western world have also drawn upon pomp and ceremony to add
credence to their importance.
Each new Australian Federal Parliament
begins with the opening by the Governor-General on the first day the two houses
meet after a general election.
Dignitaries and politicians perform historic rituals to add weight to Parliament
the same-old, same-old.
15. Many religions
have had a God dying and rising from the dead
ancient religions, there is the repetition of the figure known as the
Dying and Rising Gods, often a powerful entity himself, who is
killed or dies and comes back to life for the good of his people:
Osiris in Egypt
Lord Krishna in India
the Maize God in Mesoamerica
Bacchus the Roman God of wine and viticulture
Attis in Greece
Tammuz Mesopotamian God of fertility
God of the Good Shepherd
The theme of life-after-death and judgment after death, reputedly gained fame
through the evangelical efforts of St. Paul the Apostle who spread the
word of the dying and reviving of Jesus Christ (c. 42- 2 AD). At
this time, the majority of people were uneducated and most had not travelled
beyond their local area. They were not worldly, and would have been unaware that
this theme was not original.
Paul's vision of the figure of Jesus,
the anointed son of God who dies to redeem humanity was drawn from the earlier
belief systems familiar to the scribes who would write pertinent books of
the Old Testament, because it was a popular
mythology amongst the above six ancient religions et al.
and respected burial of the dead has been practiced by all races through the
Five world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam) all
mark the important events in a person's life such as birth, marriage and death
in different ways, but there are often similar concepts. Death sees the
close of a human life on earth, and the ritual and beliefs linked to death and
the funeral have been an important way for the family and friends of the
deceased to acknowledge the passing into a life after death.
17. An Afterlife
was not an original concept by Christians
promise life after death. There was an Afterlife similar to an earthly
existence (Egypt and Greece), antithetical to life on Earth (Mesoamerica
and Mesopotamia), or a combination of both (China and India).
standard a belief in an
and set up an organized set of rituals by which an adherent could gain
everlasting life. It could be
seen that in so doing, the early Christians were simply following in the
the Greeks, and
the Romans, all of whom had their own stylized rituals for the worship
of their gods.
18. The Bible is the work of men – not the word of God
We should accept that men
such as Buddha, Mohammad,
and many of the 35 prophets who wrote the chapters of the Bible, were
perceptive and understood a great deal about the human condition. We should also
accept that under the scrutiny of thousands of critics, in particular during the
last 100 years of media technology, their writings have been shown to be flawed,
and as a result can’t be seen to be the literal word of God (as many Muslims
believe the Qur’an to be) or inspired by God as many Christians believe the
Bible to be. Little wonder, now equipped with knowledge attained from the
internet in a world that today relies heavily on scientific proof that
the authenticity of the Bible is constantly being challenged and people are
increasingly moving away from established religions.
19. Immaculate Conception, Miracles and the
Resurrection defy belief
Circa 2021, we spend our whole life in a world of
realities. We know what is required for a woman to conceive and we understand
that when a person has died they are not coming back from the dead. While we
hear of miracles having been performed, both in the Bible and in order for
someone to be recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church, these miracles have
generally been difficult to verify:
paralysed man walking again after meeting Jesus; and
Indian woman with incurable cancer feeling a "blinding light" and fully recovery
after praying to Mother Teresa.
We never learn of amazing and verifiable miracles occurring
in clear view where, for example, a man who has lost his arm is given a new arm
Based on our own experience
and understanding it is difficult therefore to accept immaculate conception, the
resurrection and miracles on faith. It is much easier to believe that Jesus was
conceived in the usual way and that when he was crucified, he died and his body
20. Churches could be seen to
be institutions that sell false hope
Most religions have a hierarchy, headed by men who gain
respect and power based on their deep understanding of the teachings and the
rituals that are part of that particular religion.
Many religions have churches and other
property, and some, such as the Catholic Church have immense wealth and
political power. Many religions have become institutions, like large
multinational corporations, with survival, and protection of Brand Name,
as key goals.
As evidenced by the publicity in recent times, for example
Buffalo USA, churches have too often sacrificed victims of
abuse, rather than tarnish their reputation.
In the Writer's view, the promise of eternal life or
reincarnation has been the source of power for most religions. If in 2021 with
all the knowledge of Evolution (available from the internet) if one accepts
there is not life after death for the most intelligent of the animal kingdom, then the obvious conclusion is that religious organizations are defrauding their followers by
promising to give them something that will never be delivered, and comfortably
taking their cash from the 'collection plates' in the meantime.
there is an omnipotent force (a God), then Science might help us better
understand it in the future
The significance of some of
the discoveries being made in areas such as quantum physics (such as light
consisting of both particles and waves) well exceeds the Writer's
Scientists have proven that the -
nearest stars (the Alpha/Proxima
Centauri star system) is roughly 4.3 light-years away;
Milky Way galaxy consists of some 300 billion stars in a spiral-shaped
conglomerate roughly 100,000 light-years across; and
Universe is expanding at a measurable
rate, and this has allowed them to peg
the Universe to be about 13.82 billion years old.
Concepts such the distance
covered by light in a year (about 6 trillion miles) is also beyond the Writer's
comprehension. However, he is confident that the measurement of the
distance to the stars and the estimate of the number of stars in the Milky Way
are reasonable because of the quantum and rigor of peer analysis to empirically
test initial hypotheses. Scientific “facts” are constantly being
challenged and refined as new techniques are discovered.
It is also possible at some
time in the future that we may also come to understand if this is part of a
cycle or process that has been going on forever, or is due to an act of creation
by an omnipotent intelligence (or other force beyond our current understanding)
that some may consider a God, or due to some other dimension of existence that we
have not discovered as yet, thereby better understand the powerful
Extreme Energy Force that created the Universe and put life of Earth.
there is a God, does it listen to our needs and wants in prayers, and intervene?
There are so many other humans who struggle to feed their family, that
seemingly God does not go to the aid of
On a related issue to
if future science actually establishes/proves the disciplines of a God/Extreme Energy Force that created the
Universe including Earth and creating life on it by formulating the many laws of
science that Homo sapiens presently is incapable of understanding, would that God/Extreme Energy Force
intervene in humans' lives? The Writer denounces this premise herein,
albeit one that is
imbedded in most religions, that an omnipotent God would have an interest in the
thoughts and deeds of mere humans.
Of the 112
billion circa Homo sapiens that have been born on terra firma,
over the last 130,000 years or so, approx. one quarter struggled to feed their family and died from droughts,
floods, famine and plagues etc. Prima facie the asserted God did naught to
alleviate their tragic destiny. The notion that a God/Extreme Energy Force
would want to intervene in humans' lives is an realistic
expectation. A human's thoughts/prayers would have as much interest to an omnipotent
God, as the thoughts of white ants, bees and mosquitoes would be to
humans, if humans had the capacity to read those insects thoughts.
believes that an Extreme Energy Force
is responsible for life on planet Earth. And that Homo sapiens is the most intelligent and capable of the animal
kingdom, followed by chimpanzees, gorillas, elephants, dolphins etc.
But that Homo sapiens, colloquially referred to as humans, have no more right to,
or indeed a need for a life after death than other life forms.
Human had no complaints before they were born, and will have no complaints after
their deaths. The powerful
Extreme Energy Force that created the Universe and life on Earth determined
that life would be finite and engendered an ingenious means to re-create life in future
generations, be they humans, elephants, turtles, birds, fish or cockroaches -
refer Section 3 above.
23. Is there are need
for a fourth category of 'believers'?
In researching various
beliefs about Life on Planet Earth, the below three types of 'believers'
dominate writings and journals. None precisely fit the Writer's understanding:
that do not believe in a god, rather believe that life merely evolved from
The Big Bang, but do not ponder what caused it or
the complexity of new born children that grew (over 9 months) from a tiny fertilised egg that
affixed to the lining of the uterus - refer
Section 3 above.
* Agnostics - Folk
that hold the view that understanding the creation of the Universe and life on
beyond their mental
capacity, incapable of sufficient
grounds to justify either the belief that a God exists or the belief that no God exists -
a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or
nature of God.
* Christians –
follow or adhere to Christianity,
a monotheistic Abrahamic
on the life and teachings of Jesus
Below is an
What Does "Agnostic" Mean?
by American, Phil Zuckerman, Ph.D.
also entails a profound embracing of existential mystery. As 19th-century
British scholar Leslie
“we are a company of ignorant beings, feeling our way through mists and
darkness…dimly discerning light enough for our daily needs, but hopelessly
differing whenever we attempt to describe ultimate origin…[and thus] we
shall be content to admit openly…that man knows nothing of the Infinite and
Or in the succinctly poetic words of 19th-century American orator Robert
“Nobody knows how it is. The human mind is not big enough to answer the
questions of origin and destiny.”
extracts from Wikipedia indicate that humans that believe that some powerful force,
well beyond the power and intelligence of humans, created the Universe and Life
on Earth ‘et al’ are called Theists in the sub
category of Deism.
broadly defined as the belief in the existence of a supreme
being or deities.
is the belief that one God exists
and it created the world, but that the Creator does/do not alter the original
plan for the universe, but presides over it in the form of Providence;
however, some classical Deists did believe in divine intervention.
Deism typically rejects supernatural events (such as prophecies,
miracles, and divine revelations) prominent in organized religion. Instead,
Deism holds that religious beliefs must be founded on human reason and observed
features of the natural world, and that these sources reveal the existence of a
supreme being as creator.[16
Based upon the limitations of the
further above three well-known categories, the Writer more so falls into the second
Theists in the sub category of Deism. But Pragmatist or Realist are more apt descriptions of
his beliefs on this vital matter which is why he has deployed the descriptive
term Extreme Energy Force, because the word God holds Christian
conations/similarities/associations for many Western World Folk.
(The Writer shares
something in common with Adolf Hitler. They were both ‘altar boys’ in the
Catholic Church. But Adolf turned out to be a nasty sod that didn't follow
The Ten Commandments.)