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All religions promise a reward ... for excellences of the will or heart, but none for excellences of the head or understanding. - Arthur Schopenhauer

What is equally as certain is that religions punish those that challenge their sacred cows and shibboleths. - Site author Michael Armstrong

Enshrined Ignorance

The following is just a small sample of significant questions leading to information that our religious and cultural educational agencies fail to enlighten us with. Get the picture? After reading the questions and the supporting material, ask yourself if these did not plow your belief ground a little, loosen your belief system and challenge your paradigm a little.

Do you know that the ancient Greek word "hypocrisy" means not using your natural and legitimate judgment or critical thinking? See: Hypocrisy Analysis

Do you know that galactic rotation is axial, wherein the parts—stars and globular clusters—rotate around the galactic axis, and do NOT revolve around the galaxy's center of mass? See: Galactic Rotation

Do you know that Jesus defines sin, not as bad behavior, but as missing the mark in terms of concept or understanding of God? See: Translation Issues and Sin Paradigm

Do you know why there is a profound difference between the concept of a creator and the concept of a God that is never appreciated nor dealt with? See: Site Approach and Article on Something Meaningful

Do you know that there are 3 different types of photosynthesis in the plant kingdom, and that they were introduced at different times? See: Sequence of Earth Life Forms

Do you know why the city of Rome was first known as "Saturnia" and why the first temple built was the temple of Saturn? See Ancient Saturn Worship

Do you know that the words of Jesus, "Take up your cross and follow me" should be translated as "Pull up your tethering stake and follow me", wherein tethering stake refers to being tied down with the trappings—forms and spiritual influences—of the old religion? See "take up cross fallacy"

Do you know that most if not all Ancient populations worshipped the planet Saturn as God, and do you know why? See: Saturn-Jupiter-Mythology

Do you know that Satan and the Devil are not the same, there is no "Devil" in the Old Testament, and why? See: The Devil and Satan

Do you know the history of Bible canon development? See: Canon Information and Editing the Bible and Inventing the Bible-Talmud.

Do you know that the word "religion" means binding people together again with logic? See: Key Term Definitions - Religion

Do you know that electricity powers the formation and function of tornadoes, waterspouts and hurricanes?  See Electrostatic and Electrodynamic Tornado Factors, Electric Waterspouts, Electric Tornadoes and Electric Hurricanes

Do you know that belief is the wellspring for feelings and behavior? That without proper belief, one cannot have proper feelings and behavior? See: Faith and Belief

Do you know that essentially all ancient populations worshipped "the Bull of Heaven" and why? See Misc Ancient Myth Material

Do you know that modern geological theory was devised as a reaction to the heavy handed non-scientific creationism dogma of the Church of England, and was formulated by armchair activists that weren't even geologists? See Origin of Modern Geology

Do you know that the human female menstruation cycle is tied to the lunar month of 29.5 days, and that this was not so during the Golden Age? See: Saturn-Jupiter Material

Do you know that Italy was first known as the land of Saturn, and that the Latins considered themselves to be the children of Saturn? "Be not unaware," Virgil writes, "that the Latins are Saturn's race, righteous not by bond or laws, but self-controlled of their own free will and by the custom of their ancient god."

Do you know that the first Christian martyr was killed by his contemporaries because he denounced the prevailing religion as being just Saturn worship? See Sanctuary was Moloch's Tent

Do you know that Globular Clusters are groups or "bubbles" of stars within galaxies that maintain their structure wherein the internal stars just remain in place seemingly oblivious and in defiance to the force of gravity? See Globular Clusters

Do you know that we most often make our ethical decisions not between what is good and what is bad, but between the lesser of the two evils? See: Definition of Life

Do you know that "When NBC featured Forbidden Archeology in its 1996 program The Mysterious Origins of Man, hosted by Charlton Heston, establishment scientists lobbied the FCC to fine NBC for airing this opposing view"?!*

Do you realize that even though it is universally believed by Christians that the term "Hosanna" is a term of praise, when it is actually an immediate demand which means "Save us now!".

Do you realize that the universe does NOT exist in time, but that time exists in the universe? See Definition of Time

Do you know that while the Originator may have created the beginning of the physical universe, it is unfathomable that any agency worthy of the term God created the predatory competition system that we find nature to be today? See Violence of Nature, Source of Creativity and Meaning of Evolution

Do you know what is the most powerful religion in the world? See Scientism Religion and The Modern Mythology

A little learning is a dangerous thing;            
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; 
Their shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.  Pope

Do you know that the multifarious languages on Earth did NOT develop from a language that God gave humans, or even from a mother tongue? See Linguistic Development and Linguistic Roots

Do you know that there is preserved tropical vegetation and life forms beneath the ice cap of Antarctica? See: Antarctic Fossil Questions

Do you know that some Bibles say, "Thou shalt commit adultery" as the seventh commandment?  See: https://infogalactic.com/info/Wicked_Bible

Do you know that the summit of Mt. Everest, ostensibly the highest place on Earth, is composed of marine limestone? What are the obvious implications of this? See https://infogalactic.com/info/Mount_Everest#Geology

Do you know that Christianity is founded mostly on the concepts of Peter and Paul, not on what Jesus taught, and contrary to what is in the Gospel of John?  See:  Christendom's Twin Pillars and Subversion of Christianity and Christendom Idolatry

Do you know that Jesus said that when he departed there would not be true belief on the Earth? See Luke 18:8 "However, with the Son of man passing, will he really find faith [πίστιν] on the earth? Evidently not!" (Commentary - The phrase in question is asked in a Greek rhetorical mode where the answer is always negative, hence "obviously not" is built in and the " Evidently not!" has been added to give the true meaning of the text.)

Do you know the essential difference between Protestantism and Catholicism? For Protestants, the Bible is the "Word of God" and the J-person has put his stamp of approval on this idea. For Catholics, the J-person has put his stamp of approval upon the understandings and dogmas promulgated by the disciples headed by Peter, and the Pope is the latest in a long line of god-appointed authorities when he is speaking ex cathedra. See  Reformation

Do you know that the evidence shows that Augustine circa 400 CE seems to be the first person in all of recorded history to fully embrace self consciousness or to achieve a higher level of self identity, and why? See Loss & Recovery of Self-Consciousness

Do you know that the phrase "kingdom of heaven" in the Gospels should be translated as "kingship of the heavens", and why? See Kingship of the Heavens

Do you know that the universe does NOT exist in space, but that space exists in the universe? See Nature and Definition of Space

Do you know that Jesus said that if you fast and pray you will bring sin unto yourself, and why he said this? See: Sin of Fasting/Praying - Thomas 6,14,104

Do you know that the opposite of love is not hate? See Meaning and Existentialism

Do you know that the words "Ecclesia", "Parousia" and "Apocalypse" are seriously mis-defined and misunderstood by modern Christendom? See Ecclesia Definition and Parousia, Apocalypse Definitions

Do you know that Jesus told us what he wants from us in the strongest possible terms, and it isn't what you think? See Thoughts on Unity

Do you know about t1he five categories of knowledge and their descending level of validity and certainty? See Knowledge Categories

Do you realize that when Christmas carolers sing "Noel" they are actually singing a word that means "No God"!

Do you know that in every normal human being the bicameral brain-mind is the seat of not one but two distinct forms of consciousness? See Jaynes-Bicameral Mind and Bicameral Mind Paradigm

Do you know that Jesus at the last advised his followers to literally buy and carry swords as weapons? See Synoptic Text Combination - Luke 22:35-38

Do you know the difference between ethics and morality? See Ethics versus Morality

Do you know that the disaster known as the "Great Chicago Fire" burned an area about half the size of Oregon, wiped out the town of Peshtigo, with its population of about 2000 all killed, 200 miles away, and was caused by a piece of a comet? Nobody knows the total that died in that phenomenon. See Great Chicago Fire I, Great Chicago Fire II and Great Chicago Fire III

Do you know what are the 3 levels of volition? See Free Will Article, Levels of Volition and Human Volition

Do you know that Meteor Crater in Arizona was NOT excavated by a meteor impact? See Meteor Crater

Do you know what is the most fundamental and unquestioned theological assumption that is held in common by almost all religions? See Truth Barriers

Do you know that the "Big Bang" theory is primarily a religious one? See Religious Big Bang, Big Bang "Science" and The Fingers of God

Do you know that the eyewitness Gospel writer John says 4 times in the first 3 chapters that Jesus' ministry on earth was a failure at that time? See 4 Laments on the Failure

Do you know that radiometric dating (carbon 14, potassium-argon, etc.) is generally and usually invalid? In 1986, lava came out of Mt. St. Helens volcano.  In 1997, five samples of the lava flow were analyzed and dated by the method of radioisotope (potassium - argon method to be exact) : the result was not only that contemporary events were dated differently, but that the actual date (just 11 years later) yielded dates ranging from less than half a million years to almost 3 million years . The maximum percentage error committed in this "measurement" is about to 2,000,000,000% , two billion percent!  Do not laugh at the thought that ancient fossils are dated using this " advanced scientific technique."

Do you know that the entire structure of Protestant theology hinges upon 3 fundamental assumptions, which are among many others? See Common Theological Assumptions

Do you know that the celestial power invoked by the world's first religions as the "sun" god is not the body we call sun today. See The Central, Polar Sun I

Do you know that the Grand Canyon in the SW USA is a giant electric arc scar on a huge raised discharge blister ridge known as a fulgamite? The canyon was probably scoured out, or Electric Discharge Machined out of layered underlying material hundreds of thousands of years old, in less than 20 minutes. See: Origin of Grand Canyon and Origin of Grand Canyon II

Do you know that there is another canyon a few hundred miles away in NW Mexico, machined out by the same type electric discharge machining (EDM) process, that is about 4 times as big as the Grand Canyon? See https://infogalactic.com/info/Copper_Canyon

Do you know that "ring nebulae" visible in space are not really rings but only look like rings when we are staring down the barrel of hourglass-shaped Birkeland currents feeding the electric stars? See Nature of Ring Nebula

Do you know that the ancient empire of Rome existed right alongside a sometimes more powerful empire, the empire of Parthia, to which they generally lost the wars and battles? See https://infogalactic.com/info/Parthia

Do you know that Thomas Edison spent his late years in courtrooms involved in legal suits instead of being in his laboratory? It wasn’t pretty — he fought against AC power with deception because his was DC.

Do you know that not only is Christendom divided into Catholicism and Protestantism but increasingly and more importantly is divided into quite disparate "Northern" and "Southern" versions? See Religious Diversity

Do you know that hourglass shaped or conical shaped "planetary" nebulae may actually be the norm, showing the diffuse electrical current necked down on and feeding the stars with energy? See Wings of a Butterfly and Impossible Cosmology

Do you know why in about 20 common modern Indo-European languages the word for "night" is always the contraction of "no eight"? See The "No Eight" Pattern

* quote taken from Human Devolution, Joan D'Arc interviews Michael Cremo.

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