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A Self Introduction and Description of What's to Come    

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#2018-03-28 13:57:10 by RWByrum @RWByrum

@paulfox1

The reason why Easter is a movable feast, a religious holiday that is not set to a specific day, is because it is tied to Passover.  Easter must always fall on the Sunday after Passover.  The Last Supper was a Passover Seder.  Anyway, the Jewish Liturgical calendar is a lunar calendar whereas our calendar is a solar one.  That's why Passover doesn't fall on the same day every year and, consequently, Easter cannot fall on the same day every year, either.

#2018-03-30 18:42:51 by sandy339 @sandy339

interesting perspective of narrating your stories, welcome your blogs:)

#2018-03-30 23:00:00 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@RWByrum

WRONG !

Easter is the Spring Equnox. April 1, (April Fool's Day), was originally New Year's Day, as it's considered to be the first day of Spring, (the 'New' year).

As for the 'Last Supper', no-one knows if it was the night before 'Jesus-on-a-stick' was 'crucified', (cruciFICTION), or whether it was the night before The Christ left.

 

Take a look at this picture......https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&thid=A513589b0fe2d219b5316e7e23fc09db5&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2F4%2F46%2FJacopo_Tintoretto_-_The_Last_Supper_-_WGA22649.jpg&exph=850&expw=1337&q=tintoretto+last+supper&stid=90f4f122-6ca7-f974-fafc-d425540012db&cbn=EntityAnswer&ajaxhist=0&id=539CB022180507FE72D6E151850A11C6A2FE130D&ccid=UTWJsP4t&simid=607987008501122917

On the left, (10 o'clock), you can see a lamp. Zoom in on that lamp, and then, in relation to the lamp, zoom in at '5 o'clock'. Tell me what you see........

 

What did a 14th Century artist KNOW that we've never been taught ?

 

When I tell people that we've been LIED to since birth, I am ridiculed? Do I care?

Nope !

Laugh all you like...................It's your 'funeral' !!!!!!!!!!!

#2018-03-31 07:50:08 by paulfox1 @paulfox1

The word 'Easter', (Old English 'Eastre'), is derived from the name of a Pagan fertility goddess named 'Eostre'.

Have you ever wondered why Easter is celebrated with eggs and rabbits?

They are FERTILITY SYMBOLS, and have NOTHING to do with the BuyBull, 'Jesus-on-a-stick', or 'Twistianity'.

Just the same as Christmas - another Pagan holiday. The sun is at its lowest point in the sky on Dec 22nd. Here, it remains for 3 days before moving 1 degree on Dec 25th. ("Dead for 3 days" and then "Resurrection").

There are around 200 'gods' that were 'born' on Dec 25th, had 12 'disciples', 3 'wise men', etc etc etc........

 

Of course, you don't have to take MY word for it, you could do your OWN research.......but most people won't, because they're too busy driving to work in the car they haven't paid for in order to do the job they need to do in order to pay for the car............

 

 

#2018-03-31 14:05:04 by RWByrum @RWByrum


@paulfox1

Ah, I stand corrected then. I did a little checking and found that Easter was originally celebrated on the Sunday following Passover but the Church changed that in the 4th century.  They changed a lot of things then.  So instead of having Easter follow Passover, they introduced a convoluted system of calculating the date.

Did you know that the word "pagan" is actually derived from the Latin, Paganus which meant "farmer"?

Also, the Greeks believed that Hercules was a real guy.  Not only that, but they believed that he died, was resurrected and became a god.  They built temples to him all over the place.  These were also the same people who wrote almost all of the New Testiment.

As for the painting, I'm not really sure what you mean, but I did see what looks an awlful lot like a monster's head in that part of the painting.  But personally, I wouldn't place too much faith in the accuracy of renaissance paintings.  They usually make the Last Supper look like an Italian feast.  It wasn't the custom in ancient times to sit at a table as shown in these paintings.  Back then people usually ate from a reclining position.

#2018-04-02 22:08:07 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@RWByrum

The word 'Pagan' has been deliberately 'demonised' so we think that anything Pagan means some kind of 'cult'.

Pagan just means 'normal' / 'usual', man-on-the-street kind of stuff.

The same way the word 'occult' just means 'hidden'.

I'm pleased you took the time to look at the painting. Look again....

You'll see the 'monster' is actually the 'Baphomet', and is eating a human baby wrapped in 'swaddling clothes'. Baby 'cheeses', perhaps?

Likewise with the more famous Da Vinci painting, the 'Baphomet' is quite clearly painted.

Like Hercules, the whole Jesus story is 100% BS !

As for the New Testament, 70% of it was written by Paul the (fake) apostle; it's NOT in chronological order, (the first book to be written was 'James', not 'Matthew'), and Paul, (Saul of Tarsus), was the first Pope, and not Peter. Even the Catholic church's website states that Peter was NEVER in Rome !

For 1600 years, everyone believed that the Vatican was the seat of the 'Antichrist'. It was only in 1585, when a Jesuit monk, named Francisco Ribera, wrote to the pope and suggested that the book of Revelation be made to look like future prophecy instead of history.

It worked !

In 1611 the King James AUTHORISED Version of the Buybull was printed, and it was the FIRST TIME that the 'man-in-the-street' could own a Bible. Before that the Bible remained in the sole domain of the catholic church.

 

The Bible is 80% BUYBULL and 20% Bible......

I've done over 3000 hours of research into this stuff. I've asked questions, then questioned answers.

It all makes perfect sense once you begin to understand it all.

Essentially, we've been lied to for 2000 years......about EVERYTHING !

 

(Red pill, or Blue? The choice is yours !)

 

 

#2018-04-03 23:25:01 by anonymous16996 @anonymous16996

Paul thank you for being vigilant in the ways of Christianity BS. As you say they ripped off Pagans of Easter and Christmas and many other Pagan holidays, rituals etc. Can you tell me/us why the Church killed Paganism so many years in Rome. What was their real motives. What was the reason behind stealing Pagan holidays by the church?

I do not believe in God/christ or any other false deity, if I had/forced to choose a religion I would probably lean towards Buhdism. 

Cheers

#2018-04-04 10:22:54 by Barry1 @Barry1


@Map1

 

I welcome your input into the blogs, Mark.  I've been a long term supporter of your ideas here, despite the fact that others have intermittently tended to write less than flattering words about you and/or your beliefs. Perhaps this is a sullen reflection of their own deep-rooted fears or insecurities, buried deeply within their subconscious mind, so deep that perhaps even they cannot acknowledge, understand or explain their own prejudices?

 

"I first came to Shanghai in 1989 for 5 years and then returned to the US to do a MA in Teaching English..."

 

I hadn't realised up until now though how well qualified you are.  Obviously you're a high quality educator.  This compares starkly to myself.  When I arrived in China in 2015 to spend a year or so of teaching university English, my actual teaching experience was zero. Nought. Nada. Talk about being thrown in at the deep end!  (sweat)

 

In the religious arena, I believe there is one God, one Source.  I believe religions are like streams or rivers, all eventually returning to a great ocean that represents God.... or Spirit... or Universal Consciousness, use whatever term you like. So ultimately, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, etc in my opinion all pray to the same Source, the same God.

 

In any case, I'm very interested to hear the many stories and anecdotes you must have acquired during your vast experience of China, both personally and professionally.  Great to see! (y)(y)

#2018-04-04 23:38:36 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@anonymous16996

Yes, I can, and it's quite simple. Paganism was crushed by the Roman Catholic Church in order to worship ONE 'god'. In those days one had to convert to 'Christianity' (Catholicism), or die by the sword.

The 4th word in the Bible, (Buy Bull), is 'God'. (In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth), yet in the original Hebrew, the word 'God' actually means 'Gods and Goddesses', (plural). People often lose the plurality in Genesis 26/27 when it states, 'let US make man in OUR own image'.

If you've read any of my blogs you'll know that I am probably the LEAST religious person you'll ever meet, yet I have a HUGE problem with it.

In Genesis 1:2, the Bible states 'And the Earth was without form, and void'.

So, if you were to build a house, why would you build one that is not fit to live in ?

Here, the word 'was' is a mistranslation, and should be 'became/came-to-pass', (as can be clearly seen in Jeremiah 4:23-28)

 

Paganism was killed in order for people to worship the god of this world - Satan !

He's the asshole who said 'You shall have no other god, but me', (amongst other things).

The simplest way for the Romans to do this was to incorporate Pagan festivals into their false religion.

One has to remember that Rome, 2000 years ago, was under martial law.

The New Testament is NOT in chronological order - the first book should be 'James', followed by 1 and 2 Corinthians, written by Paul, the FAKE apostle.

 

Paul said we are all born with 'original sin', yet the Christ said we have the 'Kingdom of God within us' - who you gonna beLIEve ?

I've done around 3000 hours of research into this stuff, and you're welcome to do your own.....

The word 'Pagan' just means 'normal' or 'common'. There's nothing sinister about it - though we're taught the opposite....

If you read 'The Secret Book of John', taken from the Nag Hammadi Scriptures, better known as the 'Dead Sea Scrolls', you'll see that the Christ told John that it was HE who 'caused them to eat' in order to have the WISDOM of God. The serpent in the garden was Yahweh, the 'god' of this world. (Satan).

 

I could go on for hours and hours, but I think I've answered your question......and NO, I have NOT 'found religion', because ALL forms of organised religion are nothing but a fear-and-control matrix.

The 'BuyBull' is 80% BS and about 20% 'pure gold' when you STUDY IT instead of reading what King James AUTHORISED us to read.

I find it interesting that the USA adopts the motto 'In God We Trust', yet, since 1776 there has only been a total of 18 YEARS that the USA has NOT been at war with another country.

The Old Testament refers to Yahweh as being the 'LORD of hosts', (all sounds nice and fluffy), yet, in the original text, the word 'hosts' = 'War / Warfare / Armies'

Go figure.....................

The proverbial 'rabbit-hole' is more like a 'bottomless-pit', and I have been right down there and back out again over the last 14 months.

Ask me as many questions as you like, but don't 'shoot me' if I give you answers you don't want to hear.....

 

#2018-04-04 23:42:28 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@Barry1

You said - "In the religious arena, I believe there is one God, one Source.  I believe religions are like streams or rivers, all eventually returning to a great ocean that represents God.... or Spirit... or Universal Consciousness, use whatever term you like. So ultimately, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, etc in my opinion all pray to the same Source, the same God."

The latter part of which is 100% correct. ALL religions pray to the same asshole.

That 'asshole' is Yahweh - the 'god' of the Old Testament. A sick and twisted 'deity', perhaps more commonly known as the 'fallen angel'.

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