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But to the peculiar prophecies. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shilo come.” How often had the sceptre departed previously from the Jews, in their various captivities?
What could have been a more effectual abolition of their power, and what was left when Christ is said to have been born ? The manner of their prophecies are expressed enigmatically in time, or mysteriously, like the Delphic oracles. If they were prophecy, truth and fact, all inspiration, and coming from God directly, why did he not come out with all such, especially the fundamental gospels. What can you make out of such pretences? Anything and everything. What were they worth? Nothing to the people, but all to the priestocracy. They were Delphic oracle-capital. There should be no false positions, on this pretended security. Have the Romanists not only been scared off from investigating, but reading the bible ? Are the Protestants now prevented, by the sophistry of their priestocracy, from rational discussion, one of the vital essentials of rational religion? Are they fearful of proscription, to do justice to the most important subject? Will they in private declare a candid rejection of the bible, and yet outwardly and most hypocritically affect to adopt it? What kind of a corrupt world do they make ? Of what use or value was the mission, when it could not be carried out in full execution, not even to half the world, after more than eighteen centuries? It is the most senseless presumption, that christianity causes science exclusively to flourish. Of course, then, there was no science before christianity ?
Where all the ancient arts and sciences of China ? Of the world?
Where is the post-office of the ancients, and now of the moderns, the newspaper, the steam-engine, the electric telegraph, representative constitutional government, that ought to shame for mind all'usurpations in its place. The mighty stride of civilization is by mind, the God-gift. Where was christianity found, but around the eastern Mediterranean? Where now is it?
Has not the Mahommedan ousted it for more than five hundred years, from its many first strongholds, as Constantinople, Syria, east of that sea and all south ? And has not this bled the world? What are her or any other peculiar faith pretensions before the real might of rational mind, that will rule the world, and rule out all peculiar faiths?
After all the pretended divinity established by messiahship, prayer ought to have been effectual for the absent and the distant, if available at all. That of any messiah that pretends to be any god at all, ought to have converted the whole world. That would have shown a God. Even the ministers if properly endowed, should have secured a world's conversion. Were the prayers of Christ so available? If not, why continue this vilest humbug ?
How was Jesus Christ of the seed of David ?
What can non-resistance do in a wild and reckless community, when law and order are defied ? It is a radical defect, a vice, that invokes oppression of the unprincipled. Justice to man, prevents non-resistance. He must not suffer himself to be crushed to the earth ; that is a social suicide that must not be, when principles take precedence and will harmonize the whole universe.
You affect to consider Christ as a sacrifice, which however fictitious, you do not analyze; you do not consider how much mind, the world of mind has been tortured, crucified, outraged and sacrificed by his false doctrines. All this must be considered, in its various particulars.
We give credit to the world for wishing well, if all go right with its self-interest, but now it has an opportunity of exhibiting that in execution, in paying due respect to all the known rights of mind.
But the rule of Confucius and the Chinese, as used by Christ, will make man the best of men.
That was only a small part of God's code, universal principles. That recognises the first start of faith as wrong, in the necessity pretended of a man-savior. One grand comprehension must be complete and correct on conservative principles, that vindicates a creator-savior.
A false system of faith as all peculiar systems, usurps religion, sophisticates the mind, corrupts and prevents all the nobler sentiments that should be paid wholly to God alone.
When man undertakes to correct God, of course we should revolt at the blasphemy, whether verbal or in mere books called bibles. The heads of all peculiar faiths, vainly and ingloriously aspire to this degradation, as did Christ.
The peculiar people were the very ones gifted with peculiar prophecies, to know this peculiar person, but as they did not, however vital the interest, then the imposition should not be practiced on us. If any mortals are witnesses, then the Jews conclusively rale out Christ, whom truth excludes.
In Christ we can have no honest faith, and shall a dishonest faith save us? This condemns the whole matter of messiahship. But Christ surpasses all others the world. But analysis of truth, places mind and principles far above his or any, the loftiest pretensions. His is altogether out of sight among the others, before their tribunal. But this is the only way whereby we can be saved. It is one of the very ways, whereby you and the world are damned and cursed to the practicable issue.
But if we doubt, we are damned! Do not all peculiar faiths hold to all such doctrines through the policy of their priestocracy, that theirs is the true and only light? But how can you see by other's eyes, the faith? Who is responsible in all such folly, to help you in your misfortune ? Your injury in future cannot be alleviated by their punishment, hence you must judge the case fit for faith, that is truth, else proportionate injury accrues, even to deepest suffering.
It is very rational that christianity should be the especial keeper of the light of science, when she abjures reason, the light of science for faith, the tool of absolutists, kings and priestocrats. Christ is quoted as speaking as man never spake. The bible speaks, man speaks, the affiliated priestocracy speak, and spake for their side of the question, and worse than all, the affiliated puff the speaking, a trick of all tricks.
The bible describes the casting out devils, and that explains it at once to be an imposition, as none are proved in scripture.
In making a devil, they have lowered their god of their heaven to be the keeper of a house of rowdies! And in doing this, they, the bible writers, have degraded themselves to the lowest of all menial offices, perjury perpetrators!
Mark, ch. v. 9., speaks of Christ casting out legion of devils.
First he tells him that had been possessed of the devil, to publish the great things, but in the last part of the same chapter, after arousing the damsel, "he charged them strictly that no man should know it.'
Why the inconsistency? He acts like a Jesuit. The bible characters are represented as actors, but this is a misrepresentation. Ch. vi. 13., “ And they cast out many devils,”' &c. These are priest tales and logic. There are so many pretended miracles, and yet unbelief, the thing the peculiar god was trying to overcome. The very terms bespeak ignorance itself" for the heart was hardened” and faith. What convenient priest machinery. Ch. vii. 21., “For from within, out of the heart of man, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders," 24, “ and (he) entered into a house and would have no man know it; but he could not be hid !" Does the truth slip out at last, though it convict the character of Jesus ? 29, “ The devil is gone out of thy daughter." And this man should have known that there was no devil : if anything, that it was a disease pretended to be described. All these bible fictions, mind has to wade through. As sure as there is a God-creator, this man-savior was below mind and principle. That, then, kills his messiahship clearly. He a sectarian pagan mortal, not as good as the reformer Socrates, claiming only to be mortal, aiming at a nobler reform, could not be equal to the creator, a perfect savior of all. Whenever a miracle is pretended or spoken of, it is fiction as sure as a priest is about, and that is certain as a bible describes it. The world could not outlie the priestocracies. Who can use more sophistry to sustain them? What greater proof is there of falsehoods, than in these devil matters.
Spake he as man? He did speak as man blasphemously, but only as a man of straw.
With this bible drama, and with miracles, the scenes can shift as the puppets are made. No place is too sacred, no theme too powerful.
Ch. ix. 4., "And there appeared Elias with Moses.” Can spirits return ?
Who believes it? It is not worth while to use ventriloquism, for there was more powerful machinery, the plastic lies of the priestocracy, v. 29, “ And he (Jesus) said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting."
And there was such a thing never. 42, “ And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a mill-stone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. This was for building up with all deceptive and demagogical means, the priestocracy. 49, “ For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.” The time shall come, when all this idle fulmination shall be buried with the inquisition. Ch. x. 21,
“ Sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor.” Away with such nonsense and fanaticism, worse than socialism the most radical. 27, “ And Jesus saith : for with God all things are possible.” That is utterly ridiculous and libelous, of the God of the universe, however it may be with the bibles' peculiar gods. Ch. xi. 12, “ He was hungry," 13, “ And seeing a fig-tree afar off, having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thereon; and when he came to it, he found
nothing but leaves : for the time of figs was not yet," 14, “And Jesus answered and said unto it, no man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever.”
To make a miracle out of this fig-tree, they have unmasked the whole man. They have made this god incompetent to decide whether there was fruit or not on this tree, and as he was so awfully deceived he turned into cursing the innocent tree, "for the time of figs was not yet.” And even this, this God forgot through his straw-makers !
He cursed God's own works! Was this a God who spake as a rational man never spake? The writers of the drama were nodding. It could be no worse, they were conspiring blasphemously against God. . 24, " Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." What can advocate the cause of the priests, better?
Ch. xiii. 10., “And the gospel must be first published among all nations." He should have done this at once himself.
Verse 13. “Ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake."
This proves sectarianism, antagonism against God, too conclusively to be denied with truth and honesty.
The treasure is too precious to insure hate, if possibly to be appreciated. But the only treasure is of the unity of God.
Verse 25. “And the stars of heaven shall fall.” Mark, the speaker was Christ. Inspiration is a true, exact knowledge.
Verse 32. “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man; no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the son, but the father."
This is a candid acknowledgment, that the son was not the equal of the father. If not equal, of course he was vastly unequal, as his prayers proved. The efficacy of his own prayers, convicted him, Christ, as a blasphemous impostor.
Christ's heaven and earth shall pass away, but not God's words! What are they? Such as the universe, his works-his words proclaim.
Ch. xiv. v. 31. “If I (Peter spake) should die with thee, I will not deny thee in anywise. Likewise also said they all. 50. And they all forsook him and fled.” There would have been no perjurers, no deserters, no God-killers, from the impossibility of the thing itself, if Christ had been a God. They could not have been kept from running to him.
The thing tells its own tale, too truly. Christ did not act a man of principles, eschew sectarianism. Ch. xvi. v. 15. "And he (Jesus) said unto them, *** and preach the gospel to every creature.” Why had not this God not only done it, but converted all, as that was his mission? 16. “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not, shall be damned.” If hypocrites, believe ? How if no honest minds can believe, on due analysis of the whole facts submitted ? This proves that fraud is the position, and that the priestocracy manufactured this imposition, to deceive honest minds. 17. “And these signs shall follow them that believe: in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues ; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” This kills the whole, as a false pretence. A want of genealogy proves him a false messiah, and this last chapter of Mark proves him completely a false perjured prophet. Thus ends the whole perjury.
This blasphemous imposition ought to be scouted as the vilest fraud, from the face of the earth. Are there any believers ? All should be brought to this fair test by the world. If they cannot do these signs, they are impostors. Thus the whole are selfconvicted. But candor decides, the starters were the impostors.
Let us examine Luke, ch. i. v. 32. “And the Lord God shall give unto him (Jesus) the throne of his father David.” How was David his ancestor? Who can trace that, if the gospel tells the fact? Here at once is a vile contradiction. Do the pulpit men wish to lay open all the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, or do they seek to smother up this false pretence? Do they seek to hold their profession in proved perjury? 37. “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” That is absolutely against all reason and truth. God cannot do anything derogatory to his character, or contrary to his functions. His character is that of virtue, and his function creation, not procreation. 76. “And thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest.” One man endorses another in assertion, yet there are no real endorsers at all of the proof: then one perjurer endorses another perjurer, and the preachers preach wilful perjury.
Ch. ii. What an anomaly, a curiosity, that the angel of the Lord could tell shepherds, and could make them believe, and yet did not make the whole world, which was most vitally interested, believe as easily. It was essential, as millions were then dying, or to die, ere their belief.
This one position kills the whole as the vilest imposture. This thing refutes itself; for all the world at that very time was needing the same consolation as Simeon, light to lighten the gentiles.” The wire-workers caused their bible-heroes to do all they wished. Who to-day can hold them to accountability ? Ch. iv. 41.
66 And devils also came out of many, crying and saying, thou art Christ the son of God. And he, rebuking them, suffered them not to speak : for they knew that he was Christ." Christ seems to have been very familiar with devils. How do you explain ? Explain, what never could have happened. 43. “I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also.” If sent by God, and he the Christ, he could have done all, and caused their belief. The people could not have been kept from faith. Ch. vi. 10. “ And his hand was restored whole, as the other.” This was enough, if it had ever happened. 11. they were filled with madness;" anything else, proper sense decides. This is not human nature at all. What drivelers. 19. “ And the whole multitude sought to touch him.” Why? Because, or “for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all." What miserable contradictions of reason, with the preceding 11th verse.
Ch. vii. 19. 66 And John, calling unto him two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another ?" And John, a prophet, make that inquiry; when Jesus said, 26. “ I say unto you, and much more than a prophet (John). 28. There is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist.
Deut. ch. xxxiv, 10. " And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto“ Moses.” Who told the truth, Moses or Christ
Lake, ch. viii. 1. “He went throughout every city and village, preaching." The wonder is, that he did not have more success : he should have performed greater miracles, indeed, to have secured his mission. We would say to the writers, Thrust not mind below priestocracy. Ch. xi. 15. “But some of them said, he casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of devils.” He had not any to cast out. Ch. xii. 9. “But he that denieth me, before men, shall be denied before the angels of God.” He that shall contravene the truth, to accept of anything less than God, shall suffer proportionately to his knowledge. 51. “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, nay ; but rather division. Here is conclusive argument of sectarianism, that is a peculiar faith, antagonistic to God Almighty.
ghty. 52. “For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.” This is an infamous doctrine, that attacks the unity of God, and the universal brotherhood of man on earth.
The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father,” &c. &c. The hero must be made sectarian and self-condemned ; all one side, egotistical and dictatorial. God save us from such desecration. Upon what authority does Christ, the so-called messiah, come? Upon that of the Mosaic bible ? That very book testifies against him. Deuteronomy, ch. xxiv. 16. “ The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers ; every man shall be put to death for his own sin.” Luke, ch. xiv. 26. man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” If the priestocracy were the rulers of mind, then we might yield the question : but this premises a most ignominious sectarianism, most hostile to the good of mankind—no religion.
Ch. xvii. 6. “If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed”--that is, if the people would stupidly throw themselves into the embraces of the priestocracy, their faith would be fine.
Men ought always to act, not to trouble Deity with senseless importunities. God will do justice of his own free will, and by his established providence, less by importuinities. Mind must prove itself worthy. God's conservative principles of the universe vindicate his almighty providence.
Ch. xix. 10. “ For the son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." This is a direct libel on God. His universe is not lost, and all will find mind as God has created it. 27. “But those mine enemies which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. 99 Who would have been the enemies of a God? That is impossible. That is false. If Christ had done half of the miracles claimed before the Jews, they could not have been kept from faith in him.
But all the noise about Christ presents the demagogue in all this. But the wonderful incarnation, what an idea! Christians cannot even lay claim to its originality, for the pagans, the heathen, the outside barbarians, as you affect to call all others, had incarnations fourteen hundred years before the Christians, and even the ninth at that. This and all ancient traditions of polytheism, however vamped up, were fabulous, and all pagan. The world makes peculiar deities, and them imbecile. All the legends of antiquity are now before us, in a new mode, but with the old substance and weakness,
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But how sublime the thought, that Christ died for us. Did he not die for himself, his own sins, the severe sins of sectarianism, of the sword that he drew. Could God the father sacrifice cruelly and barbarously one of his chief sons, for the balance, an ungodly set? Is not that murder all around?
Is it not most ignominiously worse, only to be conceived of by ungodly stupid priestocracies?
Will that wrong, increased by fornication or adultery, better the case ? Is the world any better improved, by Christ? Yes, but there is more peace, and a better state of society? Does not mind govern all this?
There may be no such bloody wars to-day as yesterday, but are there not warriors, and a world full of bloodthirsty sectarians, perfect bloodhounds, ready in every age, if the people permit them, and not see the benefits of pure mind light? But look at Christ's resurrection!
Why not have a resurrection or translation direct, as that of Elijah? Was he less than a God? Ay, less than a man, made by his third day resurrection ?
If mind prevaricates about the trinity, and many other mind undigestible monk-tricks, will it not stamp its equivocating character about the balance? The peculiar god permitted a murderous scene, that of the murder of his own son, and could not help him out of the horrible, bloody difficulty. We do not wish to adore such imbecile and murderous god, who sacrificed his chief son for the balance. That, then, is an imbecile god.
How could the God of the universe be pleased with the blood of animals, much less man, or his son, who is man? This was the blasphemous desecration of priestocracy against God; it was consummate folly and degradation. They commenced human sacrifice, and ended with that of God! The dream of Joseph has been lugged in, which proves nothing, only that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a suspicious and dissolute character, and that Joseph was a bigoted cuckold. It proves too much. Now, it is bad enough for the simple Joseph to have been fooled by his prostitute wife, much less the world! Do you help to aid in that? Are you basely prostituting your mind, your family, to such an ignoble cause ?
It was bad enough for those that were injured as to their body; what must it be to those to be defrauded in soul?
Know that bible-statements, and dreams too, are not documents or gospels proved at all, even for the most visionary.
But how noble was the doctrine of non-resistance.
That is the false doctrine, to the world's injury, for it is the sublime one of principle, that governs the universe and rules out that.
Instead of having one Christ, a bungler in morals, and a charlatan on principles, let the world have mind. But he spake, as man never spake? Because he spoke through priestocracies' mouths. "Great is Diana!" was said before, by the affiliated. The bible is one of the same kind of mouth-pieces. He could have made all Nicodemus, if he had been the Christ; but all his disciples were perjurers. Can we believe such? He would have been master of mind, not merely of man. If God, he could have mastered principles, but these he did not, as shall be shown. Luke xxi. 16, “. And ye
shall be betrayed, both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.” The curse of sectarianism, that he advocated, precluded the principles of universal brotherhood. How came he, a God, to select all his disciples, perjurers? Who can believe such, or the chief of perjurers ? Can the fool, abominable priestocracy, not know that the world knows them all to be the worst perjurers ? John iii. 5, " Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." The old doctrine of regeneration was among the Brahmins of Asia, fourteen centuries anterior to his pretended mission. If Christ spoke not earthly things true, how could he, the messiah, speak heavenly things true ?
Verse 16,"Only begotten son. The function of God is to create, not procreate. If you take Christ, you must take the whole family of priestocracy—and if you refuse either, you are damned. You must then take all their damnable perjuries. Verse 18, " But he that believeth not, is condemned already!”
This is the most abominable priest-sophistry, duplicity and craft, which must be truly met by a system of truth, rational religion, the only thing to exclude sectarianism, as good laws exclude bad laws. The greatest of miracles is to make of Christ a marvellous person on paper.
Ch. V. verse 5, “And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. Verse 15, The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus which made hini whole : verse 16, and therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him,