Despite being born in a Christian family, I’ve always doubted if Biblical stories actually happened. When I questioned the validity of these stories, I was told to avoid questioning God’s word. I was advised to believe in the stories because they were written by Holy Men.
Despite the advice, I continued questioning Biblical stories. I then realized these stories are myths when I compared them with ancient myths. In this article, I will share with you four factors that make Biblical stories myths.
Here are they
Adam is found in both the Biblical creation story and the Sumerian creation myth. A man who builds an ark to protect himself from the floods (Noah) is also mentioned in the Sumerian creation myth.
Besides this, many ancient myths mention a miraculous birth that occurred after a Higher Power impregnated a human-being (The birth of Jesus).
2.Bible Stories, Just Like Myths, Are Unrealistic
Just like myths, Biblical stories are highly fictitious. They don’t make sense, and they’re some of the most unrealistic stories man has ever read. In the Bible, we read about ‘a chariot with horses of fire’ lifting Elijah to heaven. We also read about a whale swallowing Jonah, Eve talking to a snake, and Moses crossing the Red Sea on foot. I am 100% sure Christians could have classified these stories as myths if they were narrated by ancient Africans.
3. Both Myths and Biblical Stories Are Metaphoric
We are often advised to not read Biblical stories literally because, just like myths, they are metaphoric. In other words, these stories never occurred, but they represent fundamental truths about the world around us. For instance, it’s believed Jonah’s story symbolized how The Creator uses creation to fulfill his divine plan. On the other hand, it’s believed the Greek story about a Roman God eating his children and vomiting them symbolized how things are always destroyed and created again.
4.There is no Evidence of Biblical Accounts
Christians claim myths are not true stories because there is no evidence of their occurrence. However, they ignore the fact that there is nothing that proves Biblical stories are true stories. A
Brian Baker, who was once a pastor, also realized the lack of evidence for Biblical stories. In his book, Nonsense from the Bible, he wrote:
‘“The Bible is a collection of stories and myths based on hearsay transmitted from generation to generation and which were recorded by many different authors during a period spanning possibly 1,600 or more years. The ‘evidence’ then is only to be found in the Bible – no historical scientific or authenticated archaeological evidence exists. If you check the internet for such evidence you will discover many websites by Christian ministries – all present the evidence only from the Bible. Most so-called archaeological evidence is based on assumption rather than text (Brian Baker, Nonsense From the Bible).”
That being said, it’s reasonable to argue that Biblical stories are myths. However, even though they are myths, I firmly believe there are some fundamental truths about life, and our relationship with The Creator we can learn from them. For this reason, I occasionally take some time to read these stories to discover their deeper meaning.
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The Top Five Harsh Truths You Must Know About Organized Religion
‘Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.’ -Seneca
An organized religion is any religion with formally established beliefs and practices. Although organized religion is helpful, there are many harsh truths you must know about it.
Here are some of them.
1.Organized Religion is man-made
All organized religions were founded on the ideas of men who achieved higher states of consciousness. For instance, Christianity was founded on the ideas of Jesus, while Buddhism was founded on the ideas of Siddhartha Gautama, mainly known as Buddha.
2.Organized Religion is a Bully
Religion demands us to believe everything people such as Jesus, Mohammad, or Abraham taught without questioning. It wants us to blindly accept everything the Bible, Quran, and other ‘Sacred Books’ teach without questioning their validity. In the medieval age, religious leaders murdered or forced into exile the individuals who doubted the teachings of these ‘Sacred Books.’
3.The Ancient Elite Used Religion to Control the Masses
The ancient ruling classes informed people that they were God-chosen, and therefore, it was blasphemous to disrespect them. For this reason, it became easy for them to control people because the masses feared God, and they didn’t want to disrespect ‘him’ and end up in hell. Besides this, the ancient ruling classes used organized religion to bring like-minded people together and control them.
4.Organized Religion emanated from Pagan Religions
Stories almost similar to the miraculous birth of Jesus are found in ancient Pagan religions. As well, the story of Noah is present in the Sumerian religion, which was founded thousands of years before Christianity. Besides, many scholars have discovered that Pre-Islamic Arabians – who were Pagans – used the word ‘Allah’ to refer to their god.
5.Organized Religion has Caused Many Wars
In 1096 to 1291, several religious wars between Muslims and Christians occurred because both Muslims and Christians wanted to control particular holy sites. As well, during the introduction of Buddhism in the Japanese Kingdom in 552, military conflicts occurred after people resisted the spread of Buddhism. On top of that, many ancient Kings used the phrases, ‘Holy War’ and ‘Just War’ to encourage people to fight against enemy-kingdoms.
6.Religion has failed us
The main purpose of religion is to enable its followers to attain oneness with Infinite Intelligence. Organized religions have thus failed us because our religious leaders seldom teach us about attaining oneness with the Creator. Instead, they focus on teaching about sin and paradise.
Furthermore, organized religion has failed us because there are high levels of crime, hate, violence, and many other unrighteous behaviors despite the increase in the number of modern religious organizations.
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How the Illuminati/Elite Tricked You into Buying Useless Things
Since the beginning of industrialization, the Illuminati/Elite owned most of the world’s largest corporations and they strived to make the masses buy lots of stuff from them. They worked on devising methods of attracting the masses to their companies, and they discovered effective methods in the 20th century.
For instance, they discovered the power of associating their products with famous individuals. They used celebrities to advertise their products and people started buying products not because they needed them, but because they wanted to be seen with them.
The elite then popularized the idea that certain products raised an individual’s status hence resulting in several people buying them even when they didn’t need them. People started buying diamond watches, Gucci shoes, and Louis Vuitton bags because they believed these products would enable them to attain a higher social position than their friends and neighbors.
The Illuminati then introduced fashion by popularizing the idea that the most important individuals in the society were those who bought fashionable products. They then used celebrities to popularize particular fashions during particular periods. As well, they ensured the fashionable products got outdated quickly so that people regularly disposed them of – even when they were still useful – to purchase more fashionable goods.
These strategies resulted in several people becoming obsessed with the idea that their material possessions determined their social status, and for this reason, they kept buying useless things just to attain a higher social status. Moreover, many people started preferring non-durable products over durable ones just because they were fashionable, and they kept buying products to keep up with the latest trend.
The elite’s strategy is still working today because most of us still purchase useless products to boost our social status. For instance, although we need a 32-inch TV set, we buy a 70-inch TV set because we want to align with the latest fashion and boost our social status. We buy expensive and useless products despite being aware of the presence of cheap products that perform the same functions as the expensive ones. We then resale the expensive products at a low price so that we buy more fashionable products and gain a higher social status.
Although we think we are boosting our social status with these things, we are mainly wasting our money and filling the pockets of the elite, who seldom care about the stuff they sell to us. The elite mostly care about awakening their psychic powers and abilities. Also, they usually spend their money on uncovering hidden esoteric teachings and artifacts that enlighten them about our true origin.
Having said that, I think it’s time we stopped buying some products just because we want to boost our social status. We must spend our money on personal development, traveling, and having fun with the people we love, instead of wasting it on useless stuff.
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