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"Dear God, please confirm what I already believe."
Coughlin, Andy, New
Scientist, 30 November 2009
(Most common silent, unacknowledged prayer)
The Foundation of Religions
A look at various aspects
Underneath all the visible trappings, at the base of a religion is a paradigm with a
foundational set of ideas. Usually there is one dogmatic concept that
sits as the cornerstone and sets that religion apart, with the others of the set
of dogmas forming the greater foundation, It may be telling that foundations in modern
buildings are not beautiful, perforce have to be buried, and so are somewhat
covered up and hidden. Artistic beauty and elegance are NOT concerns, but strength, durability,
stability, solidity and soundness certainly are.
Just so it should be with the world's religious dogma
structures. Yet. if you ask a random religious adherent as to what constitutes the
foundational idea or assumption of his religion, he either cannot tell you or will give an
irrelevant or shallow answer. Most of us don't know about the
foundations of the buildings that we use or inhabit unless we get the drafted
plans out of the archives and study them. Likewise to the belief structures we use–
even though it is FAR more important to know the foundation of what directs
our life–the common adherents usually cannot describe the foundation of their religion.
Most people are appallingly unfamiliar with
the very foundation of their religious belief.
In regard to the following material, it is most helpful to be
familiar with the framework of the Saturnian Reconstruction and its
direct implications. It is practically and effectively impossible to
understand the significant and relevant context of the ancient times
without this, because the default is just to suppose and therefore impose what we are familiar
with today, and this PRECLUDES the best or even a decent understanding.
Today, in Western culture there is a growing contingent of atheists
and agnostics, and an ever growing plethora of religious "foundations".
A low level war between the "believers" and the non-believers is waged
using the media for cultural and political effect. Many (most?) people
are not too impressed with either side and stand on the sidelines. See:
Eye of God
We should all understand that back before the time of "Moses" there were
no atheists or agnostics, no unbelievers, and never any argument on this
issue. None! What was universally accepted as "God" or at least a "visible presence" of God
was the tangible, golden, overwhelmingly glorious prominent Saturn in the sky more or less
directly overhead. This "God" was alive with visible, streaming energy and coruscating radiant
activity, and was most seriously involved with the human race on earth. Just
as our sun does today, this primeval sun god clearly supplied the energy and
environment necessary to enhance and sustain life in this Edenic "Golden
Because of the smaller bluish green Venus in front of Saturn and behind the
even smaller reddish Mars, when aligned this formation overhead looked like a giant eye, and this was considered
to be the "Eye of God" and the "Sign of the Presence".
In the unfolding of significant events on earth, at some point this visible "God"
in the sky came "unglued", which development engendered the "Great
Catastrophe" known as "The Flood", "The Deluge",
and the "End of the World".
And then this God–creator and sustainer of the primeval local cosmos–went away, and left our world with a new,
different, more powerful sun and a radically altered physical environment, including a fourfold
increase in gravity, an unfamiliar daily period of different, brighter
light followed by total inky darkness, and a devastated human race and ecology.
This terrible catastrophe was interpreted to be that "God" was angry with the human
race, and was willing to almost wipe us out and punish the survivors almost
mercilessly. Of course, we should all understand that the real God had
nothing to do with triggering or delivering this destructive catastrophe
upon the earth with the possible exception of ameliorating the effects of it
so that at least some members of the earthly family survived. But, given
that the devastation was so bad, what they had built into the Old Testament mythology was
that even this angry "God" regretted delivering it!
Moses the Cornerstone
The Hebrew religion, Judaism, and therefore Judeo-Christianity, is built on
the cornerstone of accepting that
there was an ancient Patriarch-Judge-Savior, Moses, developed by God in ancient Egypt, with whom God
chose to have a very special relationship. Moses is accepted as being directed to lead
God's chosen people, the Hebrews, out of slavery and into the Promised
land "flowing with milk and honey".
Over time, a huge cultural mytho-history got built up and a set of
writings–most of the core attributed to Moses–took on the mantle of
being authoritative as the literature, sentiments, instructions, and covenant
as contract) of God.
The modern sciences of cosmology, geology, paleontology, anthropology, and archaeology–even
when interpreted through the lens of astral catastrophe–do not
support but rather contravene the reality or literalness of much of what
must be considered to be the allegorical or mythological writings of "Moses" or the
Torah. In other words, the historical and material base for the foundational ideas can
NOT be taken as factual or literal. More importantly, this largely fabricated
historiography taken literally is spiritually unacceptable, portraying a schizophrenic "God" who has a VERY
heavy-handed approach to dealing with and punishing his "children".
After the catastrophic end to the Golden Age the human race was in a
pathetic spiritual and psychological state, inventing anthropomorphized
planet mythologies, worshipping the planets as gods, living
lives under harsh, oppressive conditions, with quarrelling and warring
between the cultures and their ridiculous new religions. Even
self-consciousness and individuality were suppressed. See:
Sacrifice and Amnesia
Loss & Recovery of Self.
For all of the above reasons that show the foundations as false, we can
get an idea as to why there is so much angst, confusion and inconsistency in
the religions of the world today.