I remember as a child attending many weekly Sunday church services, and began to wonder about the truth of religious stories and teachings. I remember very clear the phrase if you don’t go to church, I will burn in hell forever, or that God will punish me if I don’t take my child to church every Sunday.
My personality resented any type of ritual or “I have to do” things, just for the sake of doing it, because that is the custom, because I will be “better” “wiser” “smarter”. I just have to take things the way are giving it to me, without questions, arguments or exploring any other possibilities. As if I borne broken already or just because I existed somehow "I fall" and I have to rise doing all these things that other people are doing.
Always wonder, what if hell and heaven they don’t really exist? “Well but it says in the Bible that is true, so it has to be!” the answer will come from people, as soon as I popped with this question.
Couple of days ago, I found this book that was a delight to read("22 essays on the African American Experience, by Anthony Browder"), because of the truth that I feel in it. So I would like to share it with you:
“Many people do not and cannot accept any statements that do not confirm what they are presently believed, even if the beliefs that they presently hold to be true are based on false information and are inconsistent with reality."
You are the sum of your beliefs and your beliefs are always subject to change as your knowledge base expands. Most people refuse to accept a new idea simply because it contradicts their present beliefs system. To continue to believe in a proven false hood is detrimental to the believer. One must never be afraid to evaluate new information and accept it if it is proven to be true. We must be willing to evaluate our ideas and information system, even if it means exploding the myths that have served as our foundation. People fear instability and therefore is natural to resist the destruction of their old belief system.
During ancient times temples were created as places of worship and environments for the development and perpetuation of a culture’s belief system. When a temple outlived its usefulness it was dismantled and a new temple was built upon the site of the old one, using some of the stones as seeds for the new temple.
Africans were the first people on this planet to develop a system of religious beliefs. Their temples were repositories for knowledge pertaining to themselves and their Creator. Thousands of years after these religious beliefs have been developed and implemented they were stolen by foreigners and used as the foundation for the development of new system which spread around the world.
The great leader Malcolm X maintained that religion is a very personal and private relationship between an individual and his/her “God”. This relationship is important to remain very personal and private.
There are many truths to be learned regarding the lives of some biblical personalities, but truth seekers must attempt know the history of all these people. Knowing that history, truth seekers must attempt to learn how and why the stories were changed. Only then can the real truth be known.
200 years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte made a very important statement. “History is a lie agreed upon.” It is important to understand that these stories and historical facts have been changed to suit the purposes of the dominating culture.
Once a lie is told, it is often perpetuated. Lies and untruths can be told for so long that they will be accepted as the truth. When someone comes forward and reveals the real truth people often don’t accept it or relate to it.
The word Holy Bible is derived from the Greek words Helios Biblos. Helios means Sun and Biblos is derived from the Egyptian word papyrus which means paper. Accumulated papers make books. Holy Bible means Sun Book and represents the knowledge of the “Children of the Sun” as contained in the “Egyptian Book of the Dead”, “The writings of Thoth” and other books.
The Bible is the collection of books which Christian people regard as sacred. Here they find the record of the teachings that are the basis for their beliefs. History documents that these teachings are actually derived from the writings of ancient African priests, rulers and philosophers.
Ancient African texts document the first stories of the Annunciation, the Immaculate Conception, the Virgin Birth and the World’s First Savior who was proclaimed the Sun of God. All of these narratives were written 4000 years before the birth of the Christian Son of God “Jesus the Christ”. Documentation for this can be found in the books of the ancient Egyptians and inscribed on the walls of their temples.
It was at the Council of Nicea, in 332 AD that the emperor Constantine made Christianity the official state religion and abolished all competing religious ideology. At this conference, European images replaced the African images of the Madonna and Child. All original references to astrology and reincarnation were deleted from the European Helios Biblos and rewritten in allegorical form. This literary style of writing gives another meaning to each character, object or event to symbolically illustrate an idea, a moral or a religious principle.
For example, the word “Christ” is a title, not a name, just as the word President is a title or King is a title. The word Christ means the anointed one or one whose head is anointed with oil. Bethlehem means brain or House of God. And the word Jerusalem means Heart. So what do they mean when they speak of Christ coming down from Bethlehem into Jerusalem?
Christ becomes the Anointed One when oil is secreted from the brain, through the circulatory system, into the heart and is distributed throughout the entire body. So the allegory of this event involving Christ, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, symbolizes a transformative process which takes place within the human body.
If we extrapolate more, today, psychology, hypnotherapy and any other techniques and tools that we used to heal ourselves, to liberate from the prison we made for ourselves, all these methods create changes within our bodies, the hormones that our brain secrets and later on distributed in the entire body. This is a transformative process which takes place on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
We will continue next week, with revealing of other words and stories. I trust this helped you in expanding your consciousness. Any comments are welcomed. Have a beautiful week.
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