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The noble thing is not always the right thing

Christians get some things right and all the rest is bs.
Atheists get some things right and all the rest is bs.
Buddhists (Noahides) get some things right and all the rest is bs.

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, "The kingdom of God is like a net let down into the slimy sea. After it is pulled up on the shore one has to separate the good from the bs".


Buddhism is based on logic and Buddhists in general seem to be Dhamma-followers.

Christianity is based on "love" & faith and Christians in general seem to be Faith-followers.

This article attempts to explain the basic ideas presented in the Bible. But ultimately there is no substitute for reading the Bible yourself and making up your own mind.

If you are unfamiliar with the Bible then a good place to begin reading would be:
  • Genesis 1-12, 17, 22, 25, 28-30, 37
  • Exodus 1-14
  • Judges 2, 13-16
  • 1 Samuel 8
  • 2 Kings 22-25
  • Daniel
  • Mark
  • Revelation

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Eternal life

Rebirth

Optional

Dhamma-follower

1st stage (Stream-enterer)

Finite faith ("Homelessness")

2nd stage (Once-returner)

Moral "discipline" (Boot camp)
All-or-nothing thinking
Union with the divine (Rebirth)

3rd stage (Nonreturner)

Meditation (Concentration)
Jhanas of form (Divine abodes)
Infinite faith (Equanimity)
Infinite happiness (Joy)
Infinite sanctity ("Love")
Infinite time (Compassion)
Optional (Serenity) (Recommended)
Jhanas of formlessness

4th stage (Arahant)

Wisdom of insight (Hand & eye)

Liberation from Samsara

Jesus said to him, “I say to you that you will, no doubt, not see the Kingdom of God until you are born again.”

Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

John 3


Aging is not just physical. Its also psychological. Physical aging ends in physical death. Psychological aging ends in psychological death.

As you age your subjective self-image of yourself as a young person begins to seem unrealistic. You begin to awaken to the fact that you were just dreaming that you were young. You begin to become old. You continue to get older and older till (psychological) death at which point you fully awaken.

Now it is indeed true that you were just dreaming that you were young. But you are also just dreaming that you are getting old. And when you die and wake up you will just be dreaming that you are waking up. And the dream will reset and start all over.

Birth - aging - death - rebirth.

As a finite mortal you only have a finite amount of time. When your time is up you wither and die like a tree without water. The Tree of eternal life is the tree of infinite time.

Lack of time causes people to get in a hurry and miss the mark they had set for themselves. If you had infinite time then you would never miss your mark. ('Missing your mark' is not a synonym for the English word 'sin'.)

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Psychological drives and realms

Time in itself, absolutely, does not exist...Without a clock I say 'I do not know the time'. Without matter time itself is unknowable.
John Fowles
 
How
What
Why
When
Psychological drives
Curiosity Anti-Curiosity
Empathy (F) Anti-Empathy (M)
Sympathy Anti-Sympathy
Time Anti-Time
 
Apathy
Autism
Schizoid
Schizophrenia
Aspergers
 
All-or-nothing
Hyper-empiricism
Homosexuality
Sociopathy
Fascism
 
 
Great
Macho
Holy
Cool
 
Myers-Briggs
Intuition Sensing
Feeling (F) Thinking (M)
Judging Perception
Introversion Extraversion
Seven Spirits of God
Counsel Power
Wisdom Discernment
Knowledge Fear
Craftiness Timing
 
Elements
Water Rock
Air (Soft) Metal
Darkness Light
Ice Fire
 
Infinite realms
Sea/Rivers Earth
Atmosphere Firmament
Night Day
Arctic Tropics
 
Prison realms
Swamp Desert
Gehenna Space
Catacombs Tartaros
Mountains Volcano


The chart above is not specifically about schizoids but it is easiest to explain and understand using schizoids as an example.

Females = Empathy[1]
Males = Antiempathy[2]
Schizoids have infinitesimal (like a grain of sand) empathy and infinitesimal antiempathy.[3]
Schizoid + All-or-nothing thinking = homosexual

Being schizoid is not a choice (its genetic) but black and white all-or-nothing thinking certainly is.


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Eternal life in tropical paradise

Mythological landscape

Teachers = Trees of knowledge
Fruit is free. Will you eat or are you afraid it will bite you?
(Helpful hint: Do not steal that which is free)


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Protoverse

Unstable loop 1           Unstable loop 2


Positive           Neutral           Negative


Stable Loop           Stable Loop?
See also: Conway's Game of Life

In the beginning of our universe, long before the Big Bang, long before space itself existed, an event occurred. The first event of our universe. A single solitary self-replicating event that was the totality of our universe. The singularity. First light.

This event replicated into a vast sea of interacting singularities. Space still did not exist. It was chaotic but it was not total Chaos. There was enough order that life was possible. Our universe has just the right balance of chaos and order to make life possible. Too much order and the universe would be frozen and unchanging. Too much chaos and life would be burned up.

It is entirely conceivable that the first singularity of our universe was in reality just a single event in an earlier universe of total Chaos. A Chaos so total that life was not possible. It is possible that this earlier Universe separated into regions that were dark and frozen and regions there were light and chaotic and that our universe formed at, what was at that time, the boundary between these two regions.

This earlier universe would have also come from a singularity which would have been the true first event of all time.

Time → Chaos → First light → Our universe

Asking what caused the first cause is like asking whats north of the north pole. The answer is not "nothing". Like asking "have you stopped beating your wife" the answer to the question is that you don't ask that question. At a fundamental level events do not "cause" other events. They merely "influence" other events. The first event was not "influenced" by any preceding event.

To be influenced by another event an event must be able to "see" the other event. The dots in the diagram to the right represent events (singularities) and the arrows indicate "seeing" (entanglement). No particle in our universe can see any particle in the first universe (hence our universe is immune to the Chaos of the first universe). The reverse may or may not be true.

In a Universe not bound by the limitations of gravity and conservation of energy the first fully intelligent beings may have been the size of mountains. To insect-sized creatures mountains would seem like planets.

In a universe without space, and therefore without light, all beings would be blind. Intelligent beings could, however, cover everything with Smartdust (Ad-im dust) that would detect what was in its immediate vicinity and convey that information to an all-seeing central computer. See Hive mind.

By logging in to the central computer, intelligent beings would be able to use augmented reality to "see" what was around them.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Genesis 1:3


If the central computer could see individual neurons then when people died they could be recreated inside the computer and live there forever in a virtual world complete with euclidean space (heaven). Once people passed over to the other world physical death would be eliminated.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters...And God called the firmament Heaven
Genesis 1:6


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Bible

Overview of the Bible

Each stripe in the chart below is 30 years.


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Garden of the heart

Genesis 2:
And there went up an "Ad" from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
And formed the head All-Human the Ad-im dust from the Adamah.
and beasts breathed it into their nostrils and became the Ad-im to soul [eternally] living.

and in the morning the dew lay all around the camp. And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground.
And the house of Israel called its name Manna. And it was like white coriander seed, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Exodus 16

And the Head All-Human planted a garden eastward in Aden;
and there He put the [2nd] Adam whom He had formed.

(As opposed to the 1st Adam (Good and Evil) that He did not make.)

And made grow the Head All-Human out of the Adamah every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;
the Tree of life in the garden of the heart and the Tree knowing Good and Evil.

And the Head All-Human layeth a charge on the Adam, saying, `Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat;
and of the Tree knowing Good and Evil, thou eat of it NOT. Thou shalt die-die in the day that thou eatest Manna'
(or thou shalt kill death in the day that thou eatest thereof)

Pink Headed Reed Snake2

Non-venomous Pink Headed Reed Snake which is sometimes confused with the venomous Blue Malayan coral snake.

Now the Serpent (Good and Evil) was more crafty than any beast of the shadows which the Head All-Human had made.
And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath All-Human not said, Ye shall eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, `Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we do eat,
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the garden of the heart, All-Human has said,
         "Ye shall eat of it not;   ye shall die"
And the serpent said unto the woman,
         "Ye shall eat of it;   not ye shall die for knowing El-Mach".
For in the day you eat thereof your eyes shall be opened.
And you shall be like All-Human knowing Good and Evil.

The woman saw that the tree was good for food,
and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and desired the tree.
To the bereaved she took the fruit thereof, and did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were Reu-im (Reu-Ad-im)

(Who was right All-Human or the serpent? Maybe both were right. Maybe their bodies did die when they ate from the tree but their consciousness was uploaded to a computer.)

And they heard the voice of the Head All-Human walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Head All-Human amongst the trees of the garden.

And the Head All-Human called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was Reu-im and I hid myself.

And the Head All-Human said to the woman, `What [is] this you have done?'
and the woman said, `The (sneaky) snake snaked me -- and I did eat
And saith the Head All-Human to the serpent:
`Because you did this, cursed are you from all the behemah and from all beasts [of] the Shadows
Upon Gihon you Lochos and creep and devour all day of thy Ki
And the man calleth his wife's name Khi-vah because Hevah became mother of Ki-el.
And to the Adam He said, `Because you have hearkened to the voice of thy wife,
and did eat of the tree concerning which I have charged thee, saying:
         "Ye shall eat of it not. Curse you the Adamah in your crossing"
In sorrow thou dost eat of it all days of thy life, and thorn and bramble it doth bring forth to thee

And the Head All-Human saith, `Behold, the Adam became like 1st Adam knowing Good and Evil;
In turn he will put forth his hand, and take indeed of the Tree of life and eat and live,'
--to Elam (infinite time) the Head All-Human sent him forth from the garden of Aden (to till the land which he took from Shem).
Yea, he casteth out the Adam and deployed Cherubim from Kedemah to the garden of Aden with the flaming sword turning itself round (rotation is only possible in Euclidean space) to protect the way of the Tree of life.

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Ki-on and Abel

And Abel is feeding a flock, and Ki-on hath been a tiller of the land.
And it comes to pass in the last day that Ki-on (Qayin-u-Nathan) brought (wine or alcohol) from the fruit of the ground a present to Y-HVD;
and Abel, he has brought, he also, milk-fat (cf milk) from the firstlings of his flock;
and Y-HVD (the Head) looks to Abel and to his present,
and unto Ki-on and to his present He has not looked

And Cain saith unto Abel his brother, `Let us go into the shadows;'
and it cometh to pass in their being in the shadows, that Cain riseth up against Abel his brother, and slayeth him.

And Y-HVD says to Ki-on, `Where [is] Abel thy brother?' (cf Gen 3:8 "Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Head All-Human")
and he says, `not I know the Sumer my brother I am
And He says, `What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the Adamah;
and now, cursed [are] you from the Adamah, which has opened her mouth (cf. Rev 12:16) to receive the blood of your brother from your hand;

And Y-HVD saith to him, `Therefore -- of the murderer Ki-on seven times it is required;' and Y-HVD setteth a guard over Ki-on that none finding him doth slay him

And Ki-on goeth out from before Y-HVD , and dwelleth in the land of India before Aden;

And Adam again knoweth his wife, and she beareth a son, and calleth his name Seth...
And to Seth, to him also a son hath been born, and he calleth his name Enos;
Then [he begat] Ehud-el called Abel Shemesh-YHVD (Hyper First sun).

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Adam-Jacob

See also: Genealogies of the Bible

From Genealogies of Genesis:
Nearly all modern translations of Genesis are derived from the Masoretic (Hebrew) Text.
But there are also two other versions of Genesis: the Samaritan (in an early Hebrew script) and the Septuagint (a Greek translation of an early Hebrew text).
Although, scholars are aware that these three versions of genesis 5 have different numbers, people who have seen only the commonly available translations are often unaware that other versions exist.

    Masoretic & Vulgate   Samaritan   Septuagint    
Patriarch Meaning Birth Son remain Death Birth Son remain Death Birth Son remain Death Wife/Wives/etc
Adam man 0 130 800 930 0 130 800 930 0 230 700 930 Eve
Seth Appointed 130 105 807 912 130 105 807 912 230 205 707 912 Azura¹
Enosh Mortal 235 90 815 905 235 90 815 905 435 190 715 905 Noam¹
Kenan Sorrow 325 70 840 910 325 70 840 910 625 170 740 910 Mualaleth¹
Mahalalel The Blessed God 395 65 830 895 395 65 830 895 795 165 730 895 Dinah¹
Jared Shall come down 460 162 800 962 460 62 785 847 960 162 800 962 Baraka¹
Enoch Teaching 622 65 300 365² 522 65 300 365² 1122 165 200 365² Edna¹
Methuselah His death shall bring 687 187 782 969 587 67 653 720 1287 167 802 969 Edna¹
Lamech The Despairing 874 182 595 777 654 53 600 653 1454 188 565 753 Betenos¹
Noah Rest, or comfort 1056 500  — 950 707 500  —  — 1642 500  — 950 Emzara¹
Shem name/there 1556 100 500 600 1207 100 500 600 2142 100 335 435 Sedeqetelebab¹
 
Arphaxad I shall fail as the breast 1656 35 403 438 1307 135 330 465 2242 135 330 465 Rasueja¹
Cainan their smith  —  —  —  — 1442 130 330 460 2377 130 330 460 Melka¹
Salah sprout 1691 30 403 433 1572 130 330 460 2507 130 330 460 Muak¹
Eber the region beyond 1721 34 430 464 1702 134 370 504 2637 134 370 504 Azurad¹
Peleg division 1755 30 209 239 1836 130 209 339 2771 130 209 339 Lomna¹
Reu friend 1785 32 207 239 1966 132 207 339 2901 132 207 339 Ora¹
Serug branch 1817 30 200 230 2098 130 200 330 3033 130 200 330 Melka¹
Nahor snorting 1847 29 119 148 2228 79 129 208 3163 79 129 208 Ijaska¹
Terah station 1876 70  — 205 2307 70 205 275 3342 70 205+ 275+ Edna¹
Abram exalted father 1946 100  — 175 2377  —  —  — 3412 100  — 175 Sarai; (Hagar); Keturah

¹: The names of these wives are recorded in the Book of Jubilees, not Genesis. The names of the other wives are recorded in both.
²: According to most interpretations, including the New Testament Epistle to the Hebrews, Enoch did not die,[8] but was taken away by God (at an age of 365). Genesis states that Enoch "walked with God; and he was not; for God took him."[9]


According to 'The Gospel in Genesis' by Chuck Missler, the names from adam to noah spell out "Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest"[10]


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Map

Table of Nations2

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Noah

See also: Genealogies of the Bible and Outline of the Bible/Flood chronology
Age Ego
Gold Infinite
Silver Strong
Copper Moderate
Bronze Weak
Iron Infinitesimal
Diamond Zero

After we domesticated ourselves (Adam means "domesticated") we didnt stop evolving. We continued evolving through the golden age to the iron age and then the diamond age.

The schizoid ego is supposedly infinitesimal[11] (but not zero). Like a grain of sand. Schizoids first evolved around the time of Jabal and Jubal which was the start of the Iron Age.

All-Humans evolved a short time later around the time of Noah which was the start of the Diamond age.

El-o-Hym = ολω-Hym = All-Human = Infinitely human = Infinitely objective

Autistic people evolved much later.

And God said to Noah, “Make yourself an ark (a cube or box in Euclidean space)".

when once the long-suffering of All-Human did wait, in days of Noah -- an ark being preparing -- in which few, that is, eight souls, were preserved through water;

The antitype of which (ie. a psychological ark) also now saves us -- immersing not flesh yet putting away filth.


The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)

These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Noah Japhet Germania Ionia Ham Kush Egypt Tyre Shem Joktan

Japhet (Celts?)
Ham (Aethiopia?)
Sumer (Chinese??)

Germania
India
Media (Persia)
Ionia
Tubal
Basques
Etruscans

Scandinavia
Sarmatians (red)
Cimmerians

Silys (Tanais)
Tauris (Crimea)
Scythians?
Dardanelles

Kush
Egypt
Maveth
Tyre

Seba
Havilah


Sabtah
Raamah


 Sheba
 Dedan


Sabteka
Nimrod

Tripoli-tania
Byzacena
Libya
Nu-midia
Tartessos
Casluhim
 Phil-i-stines
Cyprus

Sidon
Kition (Hittites?)


Ibiza
Abdera
Gadir


Hippo Regius
Tunis (Carthage)
Leptis Parva
Ha-Motya

Elam
Assyria
Arphaxad
 Eber
 Peleg
 Joktan
Lud
Aram
 Uz
 Hul
 Gether
 Mash

Almodad
Sheleph
Hazar-Maveth
Jerah
Hadoram
Uzal
Diklah
Obal
Abimael
Sheba
Ophir
Havilah
Jobab

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Map

See File:Ancient colonies.PNG

Table of Nations

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Babel

City of Babel = Byblos

Great Ba-bel = In-peira = Empiric = Empiricists

Compare Byblos, Bible, emporium, import, empire, and impure.

Then they said, “Come, lets build ourselves a city and a tower that reaches to the heavens in order to make our own heaven lest we be scattered abroad.
Genesis 11


So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Empiria
Genesis 11


The woman you saw is the great empirical city
Revelation 17


Bel = Baal = Bar-el = Peira-all = Al Tryer = Satan

Sometimes translated as tempter

Greek peria "trial, attempt, experience,"

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Big Bang = fall of man

Three dimensional space looks flat but it actually forms the surface of a hollow four dimensional sphere (the balloon analogy) that has been expanding since the Big Bang. What caused the Big Bang is a mystery. All we can say for certain is that matter was once concentrated in one place and from there became scattered upon the surface of the expanding universe.

Ever since the Big Bang it's been nothing but floods and hurricanes and animals eating each others. See Fall of man.

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Abraham

See Outline of the Bible/Patriarchs narrative

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him;
Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem.
From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to YHVD and called Eber 'first sun'.

(According to Genesis 10 Shemesh (sun) is the father of the sons of Eber.)


Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham! Do not lay a hand on the boy,”

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Map

Table of Nations3

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Sodom

Hagar, and probably many other women, fled to Lot in Sodom to escape female circumcision. Had the Sodomites refused to surrender the women to the encircling army then their city would have been spared. See Gen 18.

Of course, if they had refused to surrender the women then they would no doubt have been accused of using the women as shields.

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Hyper-empiricism

Pope Francis Korea Haemi Castle 19

How autistic people see all authority figures.
Holy: Inspiring fear, awe, and veneration.
Autistic people think that only sheeple respect autority.

In the hyper-empirical (autistic) world view, a person is seen as just a "collection of atoms" and since it is not improper to use, abuse, or manipulate atoms to one's own ends it is, therefore, not thought improper to use, abuse, or manipulate people to one's own ends. (Treating people like objects is a well known symptom of autism. See Nazi human experimentation and Autism Prevalence and Severity in Bedouin-Arab and Jewish Communities in Southern Israel.)

On the face of it, this almost seems reasonable. After all, we are indeed made entirely of atoms (or some other units that can be modeled mathematically). It fails, however, to take into account the emergent phenomena that make a human being so much more than "just atoms". Atoms don't have thoughts, feelings, hopes, dreams, or aspirations but people do. Clearly, being "made of" something (for example atoms) is not the same thing as "being" something.

Sometimes hyper-empirical people will avoid the phrase "humans are just atoms" and will opt instead for "humans are just animals". Both phrases express the same underlying idea. In some ways this is even worse. (Animals killing and eating other animals is not immoral. Therefore if humans are animals then humans killing and eating each other is not immoral.)

Hyper-empirical people do not think in terms of good vs bad or right vs wrong. They think in terms of great vs not great (as in 'great' Babylon). In the same way that life is an emergent property of chemistry so civilization and civilized behavior is an emergent property that arises whenever you have a large number of objective people interacting with one another. Autistic people have difficulty understanding the concept of emergence and its implications.

Autistic people have difficulty seeing the purpose of objects or events. In other words, they have trouble understanding "cause and effect" especially where emergence is concerned. This is called magical thinking.

One woman with autism writes in her blog that:

The world I perceived was a random, self-sufficient system. It wasn't built; it grew. (When I was little, I thought houses and roads were some kind of large plant that grew out of the ground; if you had told me people made them I would've been thunderstruck).


Fundamentalism: a movement characterized by a strictly literal (hyper-empirical) interpretation of religious texts.
By that definition many atheists are fundamentalists too.

"Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the reverse psychology of the Pharisees (Fundamentalist Theists) and that of Herod (Fundamentalist Atheists)".
Mark 8:15


Atheists arent stupid. Indeed, like the serpent, they are more crafty than any beast of the field. They know that people are going to do the opposite of whatever they tell them they want them to do. That is the real reason why fundamentalist atheists relentlessly attack and ridicule fundamentalism. Why else would they be so obnoxious about it? The truth is they don't care whether you become a Fundamentalist atheist or a fundamentalist theist. Just as long as you become a Fundamentalist like them.

(If hyper-empirical people take everything literally then one should be careful what one says around them. Especially when one gets angry.)

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Ruler of the unruly ocean

Story of King Canute:

King Canute set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the incoming tide to halt and not wet his feet and robes. Yet continuing to rise as usual [the tide] dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person. Then the king leapt backwards, saying: 'Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings.' He then hung his gold crown on a crucifix, and never wore it again.
King Canute and the tide


War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Water baptism is salvation.


Never turn your back to the ocean.

Water is thicker than blood.


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War and Peace

And suddenly he saw vividly before him a long-forgotten, kindly old man who had given him geography lessons in Switzerland. "Wait a bit," said the old man, and showed Pierre a globe. This globe was alive- a vibrating ball without fixed dimensions. Its whole surface consisted of drops closely pressed together, and all these drops moved and changed places, sometimes several of them merging into one, sometimes one dividing into many. Each drop tried to spread out and occupy as much space as possible, but others striving to do the same compressed it, sometimes destroyed it, and sometimes merged with it.

"That is life," said the old teacher.

"How simple and clear it is," thought Pierre. "How is it I did not know it before?"

"God is in the midst, and each drop tries to expand so as to reflect Him to the greatest extent. And it grows, merges, disappears from the surface, sinks to the depths, and again emerges. There now, Karataev has spread out and disappeared. Do you understand, my child?" said the teacher.

"Do you understand, damn you?" shouted a voice, and Pierre woke up

War and Peace


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Objectivity

An objective person is a person with sufficient objectivity to understand that the universe does not revolve around their ego.

Your ego feels that it is the center of the universe
You are not your ego.
You are not the center of the universe.

Objectivity is always in your own best interest. There is nothing to be gained by your lying to yourself.

Objectivity: You see what you want to see and if you truly want to see what the facts say when they are allowed to speak for themselves then you will indeed see that too.

Objectivity is what separates humans from animals.

Humans reason. Animals project.
Humans use directed thinking (speech). Animals dream.
Humans know. Animals feel.

Animals lack objectivity therefore their egos are unrestrained. This explains the complete lack of civilized behavior in the jungle.

Something is known beyond a reasonable doubt if the laws of cause and effect make it impossible for it to be false.

Life 'emerged' from lifeless matter. Life is an emergent property of chemistry.
In the same way humans 'emerged' from the animal kingdom. We are something entirely new.

Logos means "worder" which means "human" (since animals don't speak). The Logos of God is infinitely Logical and hence an All-Human or El-o-Hym.

In the beginning was the Light, and the Light

was with All-Human, and the Light was All-Human.


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Civilization is my country.

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression

An objective person is a person with sufficient objectivity to understand that the universe does not revolve around their ego.
A civilized society is a society whose laws do not revolve around any one person or any one group of people.
The more a society treats everyone as equals the more civilized it is. (Equal rights. Equal protection. Equal pay for equal work. Equal punishment for equal crimes.)

But treating everyone as equals is not the same thing as treating everyone exactly the same.
If we treated everyone the way that extroverts want to be treated then people who are introverted would suffer.
Treating everyone as if they were exactly the same is pseudo-civilization.

Civilization is an emergent property that arises whenever you have a large number of objective human beings interacting with one another. Civilization is what separates man from the animals. Humans are (in varying degrees) civilized. Animals are not.

Nothing is good or bad.
Some things are good for certain things and bad for certain things.
Some things are good for life and some things are bad for life.
Some things are good for you and some things are bad for you.
Some things are good for civilized society and some things are bad for civilized society.
You must always specify what it is good or bad for.

Sanity, civilization, and education are the important things. Everything else in life is just a matter of personal preference. As long as you are sane, civilized, and educated then you should, within certain broad limits, be free to live the way you want surrounded by other like-minded individuals.

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Multi-dimensional

Religion: The only winning move is not to play.

What appears to be one-dimensional, black and white, yes or no sometimes turns out to be multi-dimensional.

Male-female seems to be one dimensional

male
female

But its not that simple. There are 2 more possibilities:

both (hermaphrodite)
neither (schizoid)

Its actually two dimensional.

Male Not male
Both Female Female
Male Neither Not female

Its the same with atheism vs theism which at first appears to be one-dimensional but is actually two-dimensional.

Religion is how autistic people (strictly speaking hyper-empirical people) see civilization. They see a distorted image because they do not fully understand emergence. (Law and life are emergent properties.)

Now we see things imperfectly as though through a distorting lens but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.
1 Corinthians 13:12


In autistic minds:

where there are laws there must be a law-giver.
where there is life there must be a life-giver.

In autistic minds:

without a law-giver all laws are arbitrary and meaningless.
without a life-giver life is arbitrary and meaningless.

Therefore autistic people only see 2 possibilities:

The Theist position: God exists and therefore law and life are neither arbitrary nor meaningless.
The Atheist position: God doesnt exist and therefore law and life are arbitrary and meaningless.

But it isnt that simple. There are 2 more possibilities:

God exists and law and life are arbitrary and meaningless.
God doesnt exist and law and life are neither arbitrary nor meaningless.

So its actually two-dimensional

God exists God doesnt exist
Theism Civilizationism Life and law are neither arbitrary nor meaningless
Dystheism Atheism Life and law are arbitrary and meaningless

There are 4 possible positions:
1) The Theist position: There exists a magical and totally selfless being called 'god' that enforces a code of conduct called morality. In the modern vernacular "morality" is a synonym for "godliness".
2) The Atheist position: There is no 'god' therefore there is no morality (only mob rule) and everyone is free to do whatever they can get away with.
3) The Rationalist position: There is no such thing as moral or immoral behavior (and therefore no such thing as 'sin'). There is only civilized and uncivilized behavior. Civilized behavior is behavior that respects civilized laws, rules, and expectations. Civilized laws are laws that do not give any one person or any one group of people any special rights above what all others have. The more a society treats everyone as equals the more civilized it is. (Calling something a 'sin' when what you really mean is 'uncivilized behavior' is an example of missing your mark.)
4) The Dystheism position

The difference between "moral behavior" and "civilized behavior" might seem like mere semantics but sometimes semantics is important. After all, the difference between "nigger" and "black guy" is semantics.


Ignosticism is the idea that the question of the existence of God is meaningless because the term 'God' has no coherent and unambiguous definition. It may also be described as the theological position that every other theological position (including agnosticism) assumes too much about the concept of god and many other theological concepts.

An ignostic maintains that they cannot even say whether he/she is a theist or an atheist until a better definition of theism is put forth.

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Fear

The opposite of love is not hate. Its indifference.

See also: Outline of the Bible/Job

Laws exist to increase your freedom. Not decrease it.
Should people be free to enslave other people? Of course not!
Having a law against slavery increases peoples freedom.
Want to be free of murderers, thieves, and rapists? Then you need laws.
Yet many people have an irrational fear of authority.

Seeing something that you have an irrational fear of causes alarms to go off inside your head.
The alarms going off inside your head causes you pain.
The pain causes you to have an irrational fear of the thing that caused the alarms which caused the pain.
Its a never ending vicious circle.

The important thing to note is that it is the alarms that are painful. Not the original stimulus.
Therefore you can break out of that vicious circle by turning those alarms off.

No alarms = no pain
No pain = no fear
No fear = no alarms

Another way of saying this is that if you believe that it will hurt then it does hurt.
But if you believe that it wont hurt then it doesnt hurt.
(You only need to suspend your disbelief for a few seconds)

If you can turn the alarms off and thereby stop the pain then why would you not do so?

Fear is like dirt. Its washes right off.

People living in the barren lands believe that the sun (the Lake of fire) is deadly:
Death in the desert

People living in paradise believe that the sun is life giving:
Sunset next to Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawai, USA1

Light of men = fire ≠ light
Light of the world = sun = fire = heat ≠ light

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.


In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.


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Trolls and fascism

Fascism (aspergers) is perhaps best described as "anti-ism"; that is, the philosophy of being against everyone and everything all of the time. Fascism is anti-anarchist, anti-communist, anti-conservative, anti-democratic, anti-individualist, anti-liberal, anti-parliamentary, anti-bourgeois, and anti-proletarian. It entails a distinctive type of anti-capitalism and is typically, with few exceptions, anti-clerical.

Fascists paradoxically promote violence and war as actions that create positive transformation in society (See cognitive dissonance) and exalt militarism as providing national regeneration, spiritual renovation, vitality, education, instilling of a will to dominate in people's character, and creating national comradeship through military service. Fascists view conflict as an inevitable fact of life that is responsible for all human progress.

In Internet terminology a troll is someone who comes into an established community such as an online discussion forum and posts inflammatory, rude, repetitive or offensive messages as well as top post flooding and impersonating others -- designed intentionally to annoy or antagonize the existing members or disrupt the flow of discussion. A troll's main goal is usually to arouse anger and frustration or otherwise offend the message board's other participants, and will write whatever it takes to achieve this end.

Trolls think fascism is "cool" and think that all cool people should be cool with it. Roughly speaking, "cool" means "infinitely good". In their minds everyone is either infinitely good or infinitely bad. Trolls think that anyone that gets angry or fights back is "not cool" and therefore infinitely bad and in their minds that is the worst thing anybody can be.

We all get angry when we see rational human beings acting like animals. Thats normal. The thing you need to understand is that trolls are not rational human beings acting like animals. They are animals pretending to be rational human beings. Rational human beings do things for rational reasons. Animals do things precisely because they are irrational. Animals get up in the morning and ask themselves what is the most irrational thing they can do that day. Then they go out and do exactly that.

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The message is being subverted

Pornography is a form of trolling. The intent is to shock and offend. Unlike erotica it has nothing to do with sex.

Victorian society:

Sex is dirty so lets not do it.

Modern society:

Sex is dirty so lets do it.

In 200 years we haven't learned a single thing.

For 200 years many good people have been trying very hard to tell people that "sex is ok because it isnt dirty" but their message is deliberately being subverted into "its ok to be dirty". Many other messages (like the words of Christ and the words of Buddha) are likewise being subverted. It is not an accident that things are so messed up. The people that run this planet want it this way. It is deliberate.

Marriage = consummation
Consummation = sex
Sex = touching the genitals of another person with intent to cause that person sexual gratification.

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Con men

You cant judge how believable someone is by how much they themselves sincerely believe what they are saying.

Con men have the ability to make themselves believe something even if they know it to be false.

Con men use this ability to swindle naive people who dont realize that such a thing is even possible.

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Onward Christian Soldiers

Church Military
Vestments Uniforms
Devotionalism Patriotism
Strict
obedience
required
Strict
obedience
required
Excommunication Dishonorable
discharge

From Wikipedia:Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry against Russian forces during the Crimean War.

Lord Raglan had intended to send the Light Brigade to prevent the Russians from removing captured guns from overrun Turkish positions, a task well-suited to light cavalry.

However, there was miscommunication in the chain of command, and the Light Brigade was instead sent on a frontal assault against a different artillery battery, one well-prepared with excellent fields of defensive fire.

The semi-suicidal nature of this charge was surely evident to the troopers of the Light Brigade

They reached the battery under withering direct fire and scattered some of the gunners, but they were forced to retreat immediately.

Thus, the assault ended with very high British casualties and no gains.


The moral of the story is that the soldiers should have refused to follow orders that made no sense.

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Error detection and correction

See also: Bible error correcting code and Wikipedia:Hamming code

From Wikipedia:Multidimensional parity-check code

Assume that the goal is to transmit the four-digit message "1234". First the digits of the message are arranged in a rectangular pattern:

12
34

Each column and row is summed up separately:

123
347
46

The eight-digit sequence "12334746" is the message that is actually transmitted. If any single error occurs during transmission then this error can not only be detected but can also be corrected as well. Let us suppose that the received message contained an error in the first digit. The receiver rearranges the message into the grid:

923
347
46

The receiver can see that the first row and also the first column add up incorrectly. Using this knowledge and the assumption that only one error occurred, the receiver can correct the error. In order to handle two errors, a 4-dimensional scheme would be required.

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Memory aids

See also: Method of loci

Mythology has gotten a bad reputation because of its outlandish and unbelievable imagery. But what appears to be its greatest weakness is actually its greatest strength. In the days before the existence of books and writing the only way to make sure something was remembered was to make use of memory aids. The simplest way to make something memorable was to make it outlandish.

Even numbers can be made memorable by associating each number with an element or an object. For example the 4th month becomes the month of trees.

1 Air
2 Water
3 Rock
4 Wood
5 Darkness
6 Light

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See also

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About the author

I have no degrees. Not even an associate degree. All I do have is limitless curiosity.

This is what I grew up on:

The World Tomorrow Program:

Here it is on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL71268395367D3087

They taught that the old testament laws were a requirement for all people. I now understand that they were indeed a requirement if you wanted to be Jewish but there was in fact never any requirement that people had to convert to Judaism. According to the Jewish law, non-Jews are not obligated to convert to Judaism, but they are required to observe the Seven Laws of Noah. Noahidism is just a fancy term for civilization and civilized laws. Or at least, that is what it should be.

Noahidism

Other articles by the same author:

Outline of the Bible
Outline of the Bible/Job
Outline of the Bible/Biblical geography
Outline of the Bible/Timeline of kings
Gospel harmony based on John
Documentary hypothesis/Genesis
Documentary hypothesis/Revelation
Genealogies of the Bible
Rationalism
At-a-glance/The Bible/101
At-a-glance/Greek mythology
At-a-glance/Navajo mythology
At-a-glance/Norse mythology
At-a-glance/Revelation

On other wikis:

Intermediate mathematics at Math wiki (page can take several minutes to finish loading)
User:Just granpa/Earth Layers

Blogs:

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References

  1. Wikipedia:Femininity: Traits traditionally cited as feminine include gentleness, empathy, and sensitivity,
  2. Wikipedia:Masculinity: Masculine norms, as described in Ronald F. Levant's Masculinity Reconstructed, are "avoidance of femininity; restricted emotions; sex disconnected from intimacy; pursuit of achievement and status; self-reliance; strength and aggression
  3. Wikipedia:Schizoid personality disorder: Schizoid personality disorder is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary or sheltered lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness, detachment, and apathy.
  4. the Targum Ps.-Jonathan elaborates Gen 10:26 and says "begot Elmodad, who measured the earth with cords/
    Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
    Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
    Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
    Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
    Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
  5. A local legend in Yemen states that Aden may be as old as human history itself. Some also believe that Cain and Abel are buried somewhere in the city
  6. A son of a year is Saul in his reigning, yea, two years he hath reigned over Israel
  7. now is a judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast forth; and I, if I may be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.' And this he said signifying by what death he was about to die;
  8. Hebrews 11:5, King James Version.
  9. Genesis 5:24, King James Version.
  10. "(A) man (was) placed (in a) human stronghold. Mahalalel, (his) decendent, (was) dedicated (that) when he dies, it shall be sent (to) Lamech (to) rest (there)."
  11. You can't buy much with infinitesimal money, not even at the dollar store which is, in most people's mind, the absolute bare minimum.