http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year The Revised Julian calendar, as used in some Eastern Orthodox Churches, also tries to synchronize with the tropical year. The average length of this calendar’s year is 365.242222 mean solar days (as 218 out of 900 years are leap years). Gregorian and Revised Julian calendars will start to differ in 2800.
A FEW QUESTIONS TO
1 – If God took millions or billions of years, instead of only “6 days”, to create the Earth, does that make Him any less Godly? Isn’t the fact that stars explode (fusion) for billions of years, whereas atom bombs last only minutes, enough to impress you?
2 – All through the Bible, “God” speaks to humans; so why is it the only humans “God” speaks to recently are Politicians like George W. Bush or TV missionaries, raking in those Dollar$?
3 – Why is there no description of “God” at all in Genesis? If “God” spoke to me and I were taking dictation from the “Almighty”, I would certainly include a description, wouldn’t you? Even if I could not see “Him”, I would say that. No Genesis description of “God”? Why not!
4 – If “God” created only Adam and Eve, with whom did their offspring “begat”? Are we describing INCEST here or did “God” do other “creations” unmentioned in the Bible? And if so, why are they unmentioned? Even small children see through that Anomaly!
5 – If, as Tabacco believes, ALIENS impersonated God, would those early humans have even known the difference? Electricity had not been “invented”. The airplane was nowhere in sight, let alone UFOs. Those guys thought the “earth was flat”, so they could not imagine aliens from another oblate spheroid planet. But they could imagine “gods and angels” (what does that tell you!). The Biblical “God” would have been an easy “sell”! Wouldn’t that make praying to aliens the same as “worshipping false gods”, which, according to the Bible itself, is HERESY?
6 – To whom was “God” referring when “He” said, “us” and “our” in Genesis 1:26? Christian apologists will offer the “Son” and the “Holy Ghost” as the answer. But the “Son” was born thousands of years after Genesis around 4AD. And the “Holy Ghost” is theoretical at best. Incidentally, if Christianity has the “Father, Son & Holy Ghost”, doesn’t that make it a POLYTHEISTIC RELIGION, NOT MONOTHEISTIC? 3 is NOT= 1! Isn’t it strange how we smile condescendingly at Roman and Greek Mythology, but ignore the TRINITY as if 3 were equal to 1! Can you say, “HYPOCRISY” and “RELIGIOUS MYOPIA”!
7 – In the Bible, “God” publishes his preference for Jews over all others:
Who was Deuteronomy 7:6 (speaking of ‘chosen people’) spoken to? Deuteronomy 6:3-4 reveals it was spoken to Israel. At that time, Israel consisted of all those that came out of Egypt with Moses (see Deuteronomy 7:8). A very similar verse is Deuteronomy 14:2. In 1 Chronicles 16:13, Israel is called “His chosen ones”: David wrote Psalm 33:12; 105:6, 43. And Isaiah records these words from the Lord: Isaiah 41:8-9; 43:10,20; 44:1. In Isaiah 48:12, the Lord refers to them as “My called.” And Daniel calls them “His chosen people” (Daniel 11:15).
From the above, it can be seen that the phrase, “chosen people” definitely applied to Israel.
Tabacco: Even Albert Einstein took issue with that rhetoric!
This is typical of Christians attempting to make the best out of a “bad thing”. The Bible raises up JEWS, NOT CHRISTIANS, folks! No matter how you SPIN IT, it still comes out the same!
Why would “God” publish “His” preference for the entire world to know? Wouldn’t that make “God” a BAD PARENT? If you did that (announced your preference among your own children), you would be a BAD PARENT, wouldn’t you?
8 – Can the Quran be used to verify the Bible, and can the Bible be used to verify the Quran? Answer: Not if they originated from the same common source (Extraterrestrials)! God would be the “Exception” to that Rule – but first, you must prove the True God inspired both works and not Extraterrestrials!
A LITTLE HISTORY
WHAT’S GOD GOT TO
DO WITH IT!
Tabacco: Armageddon is a Prediction that can never be disproven because there is always tomorrow! Smells like a never-ending Religious Scam to me – a “marketing tool” without peer! And I can never disprove it because there’s always tomorrow!
Face it, folks! All Religion is an attempt to pick your pockets! Rich Christians hired scribes to write the New Testament to promote CHRISTIANITY. Rich Jews wrote the Old Testament to promote Judaism and their own reputation as “God’s chosen”!
They didn’t do this just to “save souls” – they did it because Rich people “can never be too rich or too thin”! Greed was not invented in the 1980s under Reagan! And Capitalism is merely the Pyramid Apex for Think Tanks focused on the best way to scam the poor suckers!
If you deny that Religion is basically a moneymaking endeavor, those Religious hierarchs will love you and take your Tithe! Remember that God is NOT BROKE! Nor does He require a bigger, more ornate Church, Synagogue or Mosque. Why would God be so vain as to require religious edifices comparable to other manmade structures such as Art Museums and Feudal Castles! All that money being circulated among Religious Leaders is bound to activate the Avarice of these Leaders, and, one way or the other, they will get more than their fair share! Which came first, their devotion to Religion or their knowledge of how PROFITABLE Religion can be!
Yes, there are honest, devout ministers, rabbis and imams – this I freely admit. However, there are lots of BAD APPLES in that barrel! And the “good apples” don’t necessarily see or want to acknowledge what the “bad apples” are doing! You must be able to differentiate between the BAD APPLES and the HONEST CLERICS! It’s NOT that hard to do, folks.
1 – Does your Church leader drive a better car than you can afford,
2 – live in a better and more expensive private home than you, and
3 – how much does he “take home” annually?
If you don’t know the answer to that last question, it’s time you did! And for heaven’s sake, stop having FAITH in a cleric unless you can positively answer those 3 questions satisfactorily! BAD APPLES depend on your “HAVING FAITH” in them and NOT ASKING QUESTIONS about their finances!
I understand they are building underground housing facilities in Colorado or Nevada for the financially well-healed. I can understand Rich people hedging their bets; what I can’t understand is why the vendors selling or renting these underground “Bomb Shelters” would waste their time making money if they truly believed the End is coming! Why haven’t the Rich potential “shelter owners” figured that out! The Vendors don’t believe the SCAM! But they are more than willing to FLEECE THE RICH SUCKERS!
“Fear makes cowards of us all!” – various
The question is not,
“Whether or not Aliens have donated their genes to advance humanity to some sort of respectable intellectual and social level?”;
the question is,
“How many times have Aliens compounded their donations to our advancement?”
If mankind is the sum total of all this extraterrestrial prodding, genetic manipulation, encouragement, scientific and religious benefactions and experimentation, I must conclude that their efforts have ended in abysmal failure – if you rate mankind’s development as a species, that is, on a purely social level, while discounting our scientific advances as little more than Alien Intervention as both necessary and essential!
Even those, who consider themselves ‘religious’, are guilty of perversities and abominations toward other humans on racial, ethnic and sexual levels. We replaced Slavery with Apartheid, Apartheid with Profiling, Profiling with Exploitation by Incarceration, and Religious Pomposity with War and Genocide for Financial Advantage. Where is the humanity in humans! Those, who sit idly by and do little or nothing to address these wrongs, are as guilty as the actual Political, Religious and Corporate Perpetrators!
DECEMBER 21, 2012,
AND THE MAYAN
According to this, because of a “Miscalculation” on our part, the Mayan Calendar actually ends in . Looks like we have to deal with this in 8 years ONE MORE TIME!
Google it yourself if you don’t believe me! There have been so many religion-based “End of the World” Predictions that nobody can keep count! People have not only gained money spinning these yarns, they have also lost money doing it too.
NO UPSIDE TO “END OF DAYS” PREDICTIONS EXCEPT FINANCIAL
If you truly believe the world is going to end, keep your trap shut! If you are wrong, you will look like a fool. If you are right, nobody will be around to praise you anyway. If for no other reason, Tabacco dismisses the December 21st Mayan Calendar Hypothesis, whether it’s 2012 or 2020! If I’m right, I look like a brave genius. And if I’m wrong, what are you going to do – laugh at me?
Let’s review the most recent and most famous of these FAILED PREDICTIONS, other than the Mayan Hypothesis!
TABACCO: Notice how these FAILED PREDICTIONS increase as time goes by. Those Religious CAPITALISTS are getting greedier and greedier all the time! You can’t tell the Demagogues from the Corporatists without a scorecard!
Fear is a GREAT MOTIVATOR! So is this the last Armageddon Prediction? Don’t be SILLY! To paraphrase P. T. Barnum’s quote:
“There’s a Religious Sucker born every second! – Tabacco
Can Tabacco prove that Aliens fathered mankind and that the “God” represented in the Bible is really an extraterrestrial? No! But neither can Jews, Muslims, Christians or any other religious group prove their Tome is either unique or valid in saying God is its inspiration.
Religion asks you to have “faith”. Tabacco asks you to use your brain and think logically, not in a biased manner predicated on parental teachings and unsubstantiated Books, whose origins go back thousands of years and lack authentication except from other such Tomes. I do NOT DENY some of the Events in the Bible; I absolutely DENY THE ANALYSES & THE INTERPRETATIONS! There are alternative explanations for every Biblical Miracle, of which those Bible Scribes had no concept.
In 2003, George W. Bush frightened enough of the American populace into believing that Saddam Hussein assisted in 9/11/2001 and had Nuclear Weapons. And Bush ignored the Fact that Israel already had Nukes!
Right-Wing Sophists, including Donald Trump, have exploited the into believing President Obama is unqualified by birth to be President – BIRTHERS!
The Swift Boaters were assembled to torpedo John Kerry’s presidential bid, while concurrently camouflaging the pitiable military career of George W. Bush. When Republican candidates have a REAL PROBLEM in their past, they always attack their Opponent with comparable accusations, though these accusations are generally false. The resulting confusion splits the votes of those, who would use such information to vote against the Republican candidate.
This Subject, No. 3297 “End of Days”, was begun on February 11, 2011. Why did it take so long to publish? Truthfully, because I lost interest and got bored! This is, in my opinion, TRIVIAL PURSUIT!
The Mayan Calendar ended on December 21, 2012, or 2020, depending on whose analysis you base your own opinion. However, I have yet to see a sensible explanation as to why they believed that date was Doomsday. All Calendars – Computer-Generated Calendars excluded – must end sometime. Are we then to assume that when such-and-such Calendar ends, that necessarily implies the belief that that is the End of Days? Was that the Mayans’ INTERPRETATION, or is it in fact the INTERPRETATION OF MODERNISTS! And, even if it was the Mayans’ “True Interpretation”, they could have been WRONG – Did you ever consider that possibility!
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs.
In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.