|Third Apostle Timothy||
Third Apostle Timothy
Is there a place anywhere on this planet or somewhere in time and space where religion and science merge together? While there is plenty of speculation regarding this subject, this has been an unanswered question since the beginning of humanity. Experts representing both sides seem to think they have the answer. Scientists will shun religion almost completely because there are no solid facts proving the actual existence of anything that is defined as religious. They have scientific ways of explaining the existence of items such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Shroud of Turin, relics of controversy and dispute. Believers, however, will say that no facts are needed because the belief in religion is about faith. Both sides are very good at making good points when arguing their case. This dilemma reaches its apex with the formation of The Church of Christian Science. Most of us are not familiar with this belief or practice. Our beliefs are still stuck somewhere between the two topics. It is easy to see why. There has never been two topics this closely related yet as completely different as religion compared to science.
People firmly believe in science. Right from the first science class in school we were shown actual proof of what we were being taught. We were shown films about space, biology, chemistry, physics, and every other aspect of what we call science. We have books containing actual photographs. And we conducted our own experiments. We have dissected frogs and have owned chemistry sets. We see science happening every day. We take it for granted. In fact, we take it for granted to the point where scientific discoveries do not even excite us anymore. Space, for example, is no longer a frontier to yet be discovered. It is now an everyday part of our lives. We have mastered space travel and have satellites orbiting other planets. We see proof of this every day on the television and in the newspapers.
But we do not see proof of religious claims. We are told various things about Christianity and we are supposed to believe these things because we are supposed to have faith. We were told right from the beginning that religion is not supposed to make sense because "God's way is so different from our ways." But, on the other hand, we were also told that we were "created in His own image and likeness." Worshippers will tell of the actual existence of an entity called Jesus Christ, but we are never shown actual proof. No one has ever offered us any films or photographs of this whatever he is showing proof of their claims, but they expect us to believe them on the basis of their faith. Christian religions such as Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, and Protestant have always taught us right from the beginning that there is no real proof of it. It is a way of living based on promises, and people are well aware of this. The books written on this subject seem to contain no photographs supporting their claims. They contain ordinary photographs of ordinary people doing ordinary things.
Science has always been able to offer valid proof of their claims, while Christianity has always been able to explain why they cannot. Christianity claims a certain reward for a certain way of life. Worshippers claim that devotion to entities representing a certain force will enable them to attain an afterlife well worth the commitment. They also claim this devotion causes them to have a better life while here on earth, even though they seem to be just as miserable as everyone else. And they are able to explain why these entities remain to go unseen. They will say that only those whom are worthy to see shall see. They believe that their way of life is the proper and correct way of living without being able to offer any proof that it really is. Christianity is a way of life in which its participants believe life is not equal for everyone. At least science can prove with films and photographs that we were all created equal and all exist in the same way and under the same circumstances.
Science has shown us with living proof that we are a logical kind of being. Our very existence revolves around and completely depends upon logic. Without logic we cannot completely comprehend any situation, much less are able to make a decision. It therefore stands to reason why people nowadays are beginning to question all of these myths they have been taught all of these years in regards to Christianity. It is the logic inside of people that causes them to crave an answer. When we see science showing us proof that their claims about life are real it makes sense to us. It would therefore only make sense that we need to see proof of religious claims or skepticism will set in. Science has proven to us that our existence depends upon energy. Scientists have shown us with actual experiments that everything is an atomic structure held together by this energy. Whether or not this energy is the very product of God himself would be a completely different subject in metaphysics, but most people nowadays agree that we are probably not the creation of some unseen supreme being that merely spoke a few words.
While science attempts to find a medium between these two topics, Christianity cannot accept the possibility that our creation and existence could be anything other than miraculous. Christianity will not try to understand science even though science will try to understand and accept Christianity. For example, science has discovered that we humans have the possibility of controlling our own destiny, health, and situational outcomes through meditation and self-hypnosis. Christianity views this practice as Demonology, saying that meditation opens the mind allowing the devil to enter. They will say that a person is supposed to ask God for help with their situational needs, and if the prayer request is not answered it is because it is God's will for them to remain miserable. Most people with any sense realize just how ridiculous this belief is and are ready and willing to find an alternative to believing in nonsense. Devout Christians, however, refuse to even examine facts such as books on meditation and documented results about the outcome of clinical hypnosis because it is "the work of the devil." For this reason they cannot let go of their absurd beliefs and accept the fact that our sub-conscious minds were put there for us to use. It seems as though they want someone or something else to help them instead of trying to help themselves.
Another absolutely ridiculous aspect of Christianity is the contradictory behavior of its participants. Catholics, for example, are known to be the worst group of people on the planet when it comes to drinking, gambling, and cheating on their spouses. But yet they will go to church faithfully every Sunday, perform their devotions for about an hour, and then leave remarking about how holy they feel. This blessing every Sunday evidently allows them to do whatever t hey please the rest of the week. Furthermore, they continue to hand their money over to the church thinking they are helping the poor while the church, blatantly and right in front of their eyes continues to advertise "loans at a competitive interest rate through the church credit union." If ignorance is bliss, these people must be ecstatic. Science always points right to the facts. Scientists have no reason to mislead anyone into believing something they are trying to prove because fact speaks for itself.
It seems doubtful that science and religion will ever find a medium. Religious claims have always been shattered by scientific discoveries and Christianity has always attempted to discredit science. And people's beliefs will always vary. Most people will need to see facts while some people will be quite happy in believing what they are told. Perhaps it is a comfortable situation for them. It seems like it would be an easy life depending on someone or something else to do everything for us instead of us having to do it ourselves simply because it is or is not His will. Either that, or as Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura says it; "religion is just a crutch for weak-minded people."
|An open letter from Third Apostle Timothy|
"The disciple, or white magician, is one who is in touch with his or her own Soul, Higher Self, or Holy Guardian Angel, is receptive to it and aware of its plan and purpose, and capable of registering impressions from it in brain consciousness." (Gareth Knight, from "The Circuit of Force", by Dion Fortune with commentary by Gareth Knight, Thoth Publications 1998). The fifty or so metaphysical books I've read in the last three years have made more sense to me than the Bible has in a lifetime, books that contain documented accounts of proof of various discoveries. Metaphysics. The scientific study of life-energy labeled "the occult" by Christianity. Evidently Albert Einstein was an "occultist", performing, shall we say fully government-subsidized black masses, opening the giant dimensional doors of hell allowing the devil to enter. The Christians are failing to see here obviously that from their devil we learned how to control gravity, thus enabling us to better prepare and equip our astronauts for space travel, we learned the concept of curved time/space, a technology that enables us to understand, comprehend, and work with time itself as an actual existing energy form, and we discovered the roots of our very own life-force itself, electro-magnetic energy. These mammoth scientific milestones were destiny, only a small part of our travel up evolution road, paths we are meant to take or they wouldn't be there, and we will completely discover and fully comprehend some day our universe, our existence, and our purpose. We are meant to.
To see so many Christians out there clicking on to this Web site like they do is to me phenomena one. I can just picture them starring at the search results, already getting worked into a tizzy, knowing godamn good and well if they click onto a site they're not going to like what they see, but they click anyway. They start reading, don't like what they're reading, but they keep reading. Now their ass is really twitching and they've went and worked themselves right into an ex-Christian frenzy, completely forgetting about things like respect for another person's rights and freedom of choice. And judging by some of the swear words, I wonder how some of them can even have the gall to call themselves Christian. Oh, that's right, those are probably the catholics. Then there are the ones that feel it's their duty to "minister" to us poor lost souls, they leave their computer patting themselves on the back. They go to bed at night thanking their god for the opportunity to be there when we needed them and now wonder what blessing shall be bestowed upon them. And yet through all the letters of sorrow, all the letters of prayer, and all the letters of disdain not one Christian has been able to nor attempted to address why so many teenagers as well as children are not only writing in support of this Web site but condemning Christianity with such a fueled enthusiasm. We accepted "it's just his will". We accepted "in his own time". But, the children? Aren't the children "precious in his eyes"? One would have certainly thought, wouldn't one? Yes, I'm afraid we are facing yet another Christian high-hope, god is love, "righteousness rules" value bashed once again. And once again, here we see science. Yes, science, science being everything that religious claims simply cannot prove to be. We see angry children, angry that the religious promises and proverbs they've been taught have already proven themselves nonsensical, with "educators" totally unaware (obviously) that the kids today are extremely smart, borderline geniuses, and crave knowledge and answers even more so than anyone else. They see right through all the b.s. and quite frankly aren't going for it. And I cannot accept the "angry child from abused home" cop-out since most of these kids mention that their family or parents are Christian. And this is where we see science, a kid craving answers and fact. A kid with a brain of their own capable of making their own decisions, decisions needing to be based on fact, not on what even their parents are telling them without seeing it for a fact and thereby knowing for sure, science being the craving to not only learn but to experience.
"The Antichrist shall rule someday." The Antichrist is already beginning to rule. The anti-believer is now almost as many as the believer with numbers increasing at a constant rate. Seems a lot of people are being let down on quite a regular basis by this so called god. When even popular rock bands advertise that they are now ex-christian and sing about how they are down to one last breath from crying out to heaven, it would certainly seem like the Antichrist belief will indeed be ruling shortly. The Antichrist may very well be ruling at this moment, we just don't have the stats yet. And here a simple answer to a not-so-simple question: the jokers that wrote the bible knew damn well that surely someday the joke would have to end, surely people will not be this gullible forever, surely they will advance and surely be able to see the absurdity, surely the anti-belief (Antichrist) will overtake the belief, the Antichrist being destined to rule the moment anti-belief stomps belief right on top of the head and leaves it lay for dead while passing it up in the fast lane like it was standing still. Here is also the typical human trait of needing to cure boredom combined with a general simplemindedness of creating chaos in our lives by right away assuming that some kind of terrible guy or some sort of evil thing-person is going to come from their-god-only-knows where and personally wreak world havoc. I often wonder if the jokers even knew just how far it was going to go before eventually being fully exposed, just how out of hand and extreme we can get.
Let's not ignore by any means the worldly pro-attention this site receives. And boy, once again, a lot of young people. Once again, intelligence being shown here in the usual form of a craving for answers. Real answers. And once again a scientific pivot for our side: no matter what his name is, no matter what language you speak, no matter where you are globally located, there just seems to be something wrong with the concept of god. Surprise surprise. "The Antichrist shall be of no one people, but all, shall speak no one language, but all, shall know no government, but one, world." If the reign of the Antichrist means we are in our last days, I think right now we need to be concentrating on kissing our asses goodbye rather than trying to stick our nose up someone else's.
While the extremists continue to arrogantly push their thoughts onto the rest of us in a feverish attempt to be noticed, I would like to ignore them once again and send congrats out to Fredrick, soon-to-be 4th Apostle to the Antichrist. An intelligent man and worthy of the honor, his contributions have been, in my opinion, extremely enlightening in our quest to be left the hell alone in our beliefs. I believe our Head Apostle James feels the same or would not have donned him with the honor. Fredrick's contributions are sensible, sound judgments based on proven fact, something all these Christians just can't seem to come up with. I look forward to sharing a rank with him as I do with 2nd Apostle Hayden, personally I think James has chosen well.
A little advice from an Antichrist to Christians: ninety-five percent of you really, really need to work on your writing skills in a serious way before attempting to submit something. Your grammar and spelling truly is "horrid", as one positive writer put it, making all of you seem like you need to go back to school or something. This doesn't help your cause any because it continuously shows us the intelligence level we are dealing with here. Try to remember where to place a period once in a while and give your spelling just a moment's thought. It doesn't take much and who knows, it just might come back to you.
In all actuality I wish everyone luck, keeping especially in mind families, children, our elderly and our pets. It's our physical being that keeps us alike, it's our mental capabilities that keeps us different. My personality is not the same as yours, therefore my thoughts will not be the same as yours. And I respect that, therefore I don't try to push my beliefs onto you, point my finger at you and say "I'm right". As long as versatility is the planetary order of the day so shall we be as well. Peace to all.
Timothy, 3rd Apostle to the Antichrist
Last Updated: Sun Dec 29 07:12:08 UTC 2002