What is different about these two groups in this picture? How do you tell them apart? Is one group better than the other?
The picture tells the story. It’s a clash between science and religion. Let’s review the top portion of the picture first…
Support Those Seeking the Truth
The top portion of the picture is a group of famous scientists from the 1940s. People like this are responsible for developing our modern world. They give us advances in medicine and medical treatments to engineering and electronics.
Those who seek the truth using evidence include all branches of scientific inquiry. There are many branches of scientific inquiry, everything from archeology, botanists, to physicists. Any person or group who makes contributions to help mankind is worthy of respect and support. We support those seeking the truth with the use of verifiable evidence and processes. And, we reject those preaching what they claim are truths.
What is the Scientific Process?
The scientific method is a system of inquiry using evidence. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as a method or procedure characterized by natural sciences. It is a systematic process. This method has the following steps.
• the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses
This process involves deriving predictions from data to form a hypothesis. This is how those seeking the truth come up with conclusions and predictions about how things work. It’s a never-ending process. They continue to carry out experiments based on those predictions to see if the results are repeatable. They expand knowledge and revise conclusions when they find new data and results.
A hypothesis is a prediction of how something will act. A hypothesis can be narrow or broad. Scientists test hypotheses by conducting experiments. Under modern interpretations, a scientific hypothesis must be falsifiable. This means the hypothesis must be something others can replicate. This process helps us learn how to reject those preaching fiction as truth. If there is no proof, the conclusions are invalid.
The scientific process and logical reasoning are similar methods. There subsets of this mental toolbox everyone needs. This includes the logical axioms and tools for spotting logical fallacy. Using these will enable you to sift out the facts from the fiction. Please support those seeking the truth using these methods.
For that reason, we recommend you respect anyone who seeks truth for themselves. Also, respect anyone with the courage to seek their own spiritual truth. This is possible using the ancient spiritual technologies passed down through the generations. These ancient tools are all about consciousness development. With this approach, you find your spiritual truth. You are seeking truth within yourself.
Consciousness Development Tools
Reject Those Preaching Fiction As Truth
The above processes differ from beliefs derived from mythology and superstition. Now let’s review the bottom portion of the picture.
The bottom portion of the picture is a group of religious and political leaders from Germany in the 1940s. These are people who profess to know what is true but use mythology and the misuse of logic to support their arguments. This would include most religions. The most popular religions are rebranding efforts of earlier mythologies. The three religions that boast 4 billion followers are the Semitic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. In the picture above this is the Catholic Church aligning with the Nazi Party.
These are two extremist groups that joined forces projecting the idea that they were supporting those seeking the truth. When, in fact, they were using groupthink manipulation tactics that prey on people’s basic fears. They use insecurity and fear to build an extremist base that took over the government. It blamed minorities, immigrants, and the disabled for the problems of the country. These groups became the scapegoats, which allowed them to merge power.
The fact is, the Semitic religions are the rebranding of Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, and Assyrian mystery religions. One source of this data comes from their internal documents. The Catholic Encyclopedia from 1907 is one of the best resources to find information not meant for public consumption. Several other external sources also show this rebranding and assimilation of these superstitions. See the resources below for our favorites.
Admission of Pagan Origin
“Symbolism in a greater or lesser degree is essential to every kind of external worship. And we need not shrink from the conclusion that in the matter of baptisms and washings, of genuflection’s and other acts of reverence, of lights and sweet smelling incense, of flowers and white vestures, of spiritual unction’s and the imposing of hands, of sacrifice and the rite of the Communion banquet. The Church has borrowed without hesitation from the common stock of significant actions known to all periods and to all nations. In such matters as these, Christianity claims no monopoly or originality.” — The Catholic Encyclopedia and International Work, Vol. 14 (1907).
We recommend that you reject those preaching fiction as truth. These are people claiming to have the truth. Reject any group that claims to have preferential treatment based on their mystical relationship with an imaginary entity.
This article should prompt important questions. Which group do you support? Does the content of the article trigger a negative emotional response? This is possible especially if you are a member of one of the Semitic religions. If this is you we recommend you ask yourself if you support those seeking the truth? Or do you support those preaching fiction as truth? How do you decide who to support?
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The Oxford English Dictionary
The Catholic Encyclopedia and International Work, Vol. 14 (1907)
The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors by Kersey Graves, 1881
Mystery Babylon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth, By Darrell W. Conder, 1993
Mystery Babylon and the Lost Ten Tribes in the End Time, by Darrell Conder, 1990
The Mythology of all Races, Volume V, Semitic, by Stephen Herbert Langdon, 1931
The Mythmaker, Paul and the Invention of Christianity, Hyam Maccoby, 1986
Messiahs: Christian and Pagan, Wilson D. Wallis, 1928
The Origins of Pagan and Christian Beliefs, Edward Carpenter, 1996
Bulfinch’s Mythology, The age of fable, the age of chivalry, legends of Charlemagne,1860
World Scripture, a comparative anthology of sacred texts, a project of the international religious foundation, 1995