How To Not Live In Fear

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Fear is a question. What are you afraid of, and why are you afraid of it? For centuries religion has placed a boundary on fear. Fear has become a way of life, for many people, who are scared of what each moment will bring. How can anyone be successful at anything, always being scared of what could be. Wouldn’t it be a lot less stressful answering the questions you fear. That way an indiviydual could live their life to its fullest potential. Most people accept their fears as a way of life. This acceptance of fear may be caused from a traumatic situation, or just being taught to be scared.
In the holy bible fear is defined numerous times. First believers are instructed to fear “god”.
Mathew 10:28
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Then believers are instructed to love “god”.
Mathew 22:37-38
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
Then love is defined to not contain fear.well which is write?
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Reading the King James Version holy bible to define any of life questions, would have anyone confused. The bible contains so many contradictions, it creates an atmosphere of fear for life. How can anyone have courage following words that tell you to love, but fear, yet there is no fear in love. Hunh?
Wikipedia defines fear as an emotion, induced by a perceived threat. Fear causes entities to pull away or hide from it. Fear is a survival mechanism which occurs in response to a specific pain, or threat of danger. People usually flee from fear, in a “fight or flight” response. In extreme horrific, or terrifying situations people even sometimes freeze(paralysis).
Fear can be manipulating, or controlling in an individual’s life if allowed. The main way to control ones fears is to learn about them. Once an individual knows why they are scared, and what is scaring them, their fears disintegrate. People who fear “god” have no true concept of reality, because they must imagine he exists everywhere, through faith. According to the scriptures of Mathew, would that not make you fear doing everything, going everywhere, because of an supposed omnipresent dirty. Religion creates an environment in the human mind, making people more scared of things that are not real. These believers are to scared, to even answer the question of why they are scared. Most believers of religion also live in fear of eternal death, if they question their faith. How can anyone overcome fears, if they think they can be punished for doing so. During the time period the bible was written in there were a lot of life’s questions that couldn’t be answered. That is why the bible taught people to reject the unknown. Now thanks to science, and history, there are answers for almost all life’s questions. People should have an understanding that it is ok not to know. Making imaginary answers to life’s questions, only makes more fear of what doesn’t make sense. There is no fear a person can not overcome, unless an individual does not want to overcome it. If people learned more about what they are scared of, their lives would be much better. Fear can cause people to hate, destroy, kill, or be violent, rather than just run away.
So maybe the next time your scared of something, ask yourself why. You my find that your only scared of the unknown. By learning the truth to accept the unknown for what it logically is, your life will be free. The bibles contradictions create fear to make people submit to believe, or oppress people into believing in the faith( imagination). Most believers only believe so they won’t die or go to hell. However, science proves every living thing dies. Science and history both prove how incorrect the bible is as well. Reality can be scary, until you know why it is the way it is. Do not be afraid to conquer your fears.

Sources: holy bible, Wikipedia

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Scripture Oppression in the Bible Part 1

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As we interpret the bible in “Modern” times, many questions arise. Why has the world’s highest selling book,”the holy bible”, been used to justify oppression, of a specific group of people? Fear, political, and economic power, are the three main reasons to oppress people. Society uses fear to condemn, what is not understood, by controlling through opression keeping one subordinate. The majority, or the group in power uses scripture to maintain status, and build their retention of power. Humans sometimes use fear as a scapegoat for lack of their acountabilities. The word scapegoat originates from biblical days of atonement. Priests performed a ritual, in which the sins of people were symbolically placed on goats. The goats were then driven into the wilderness, along with the sins, and impurities of the people (Paul J Harpers Bible Dictionary). Its funny to see that people believed a goat running into wilderness, took accountability for their wrong actions, giving them instant forgiveness, with no apology, or correction.
In less than 300 years, in the United States alone, there are four major examples of how scripture has been used to oppress particular social groups. Oppression of African Americans, and Jews, through slavery are seen throughout the bible. Oppression of women, and now LGBTQ(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) have all been supported by scripture in the bible.
There are over 500 translations of the bible. Every translation changes ” the words of god”, as they are mass produced over time. If a person is not smart enough, by reading the “holy bible” , they will follow the “will of god”, and become a slave.

SLAVERY
Scripture was used especially by churches in the south’s “Bible Belt”, to support slavery during the time of the Civil War. It was also used to justify Apartheid in South Africa, and killing Jews of the Holocaust. Christians would claim slavery is the “will” and “truth” of “god”. Sad to say but some people still agree, and try to enforce these practices today. Here are some scriptures that regard the emancipation of slaves.
Jewish slaves were to be freed after 6 years, unless born by a female slave. Females sold by their fathers into slavery, would be slaves forever. The cost of freeing a slave was calculated using the number of years to the next “Jubilee Year”, between 1 and 50 years. This left many slaves bound to a life of oppression. .
Exodus 21:1-4 “If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him. If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself.”
Deuteronomy 15:12-18 “And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: Thou shalt furnish him liberally
out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.”

Here are some laws for killing, and punishment of slaves. This just shows the contradictions of the bible, and how psychotic, and sadistic, the Christian “god” has been created to be. The following scriptures made it ok for masters to harm their slaves, and maids.

Exodus 21:20-21 “And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished. Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.”
Exodus 21:26-27 “And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake. And if he smite out his manservant’s tooth, or his maidservant’s tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake.”

These laws prohibited harsh ruling over, or enslaving Israelites, but slaves could be taken from the Gentiles.

Leviticus 25:44-46 “Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.”

Here a distinction is made between a hired servant and a slave. The distinction is once the slave is paid for, it is then enslaved again as a hire. This proves there was no way out of being a servant, or enslaved for any human.

Leviticus 25:48-53 “After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him: Either his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself. And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be with him.”

The punishment for sexual activity with a female slave who is engaged, consisted of animal sacrifice in the Temple. There is no comment on sexual activity with one who is not married or engaged.

Leviticus 19:20-22 “And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free. And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the Lord, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass offering. And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the Lord for his sin which he hath done: and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.”It is not permitted to return an escaped slave, nor was it permissable to “oppress” him.
Deuteronomy 23:15-16 “Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant
which is escaped from his master unto thee: He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.”

The Book of Numbers makes references to thousands of female captives who were to be given to the priests.This just shows how religion is a scapegoat for numerous contradictions.

Numbers 31:28-47 “And levy a tribute unto the Lord of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep: Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the Lord. And of the children of Israel’s half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the Lord.”
Mark 14:66 “And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest.”

These restrictions on reselling slaves, state a Hebrew slave could not be resold.

Exodus 21:8 “If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her. And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish. And if then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.”

The punishment for kidnapping an Israelite, and selling them into slavery, is punishable by death. A debtor who could not pay back creditors may be sold into slavery, or have his children sold.

Exodus 21:16 “And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.”
Deuteronomy 24:7 “If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth
him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.”
II Kings 4:1 “Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.”

Slaves could, themselves, own slaves.

Saul’s slave Ziba owned 20 slaves of his own: 2 Samuel 9:10: “…Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.”
Observation of the Sabbath was forced upon slaves too.
Exodus 20:10 “But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor
thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.”

The New Testament did not forbid, altar, or improve the institution of slavery’s conditions.

1 Corinthians 12:13 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body
Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Colossians 3:11 “Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”

As you read through the “holy bible”, scriptures, contradictions begin to jump out at you. If slaves can be beaten, killed, owned, raped, and abducted, how are they equal to their owners. Where do we see anywhere in scripture for masters to obey their slaves? The bible makes slavery ok in the minds of its believers. It makes life valuable depending on who you are, and not what you are capable of. A “god” can not treat a slave equal to its master, unless a slave can have the same power over its master. However, as we read in the “holy bible” slavery is celebrated, accepted, and tolerated.
Slavery is said in the bible to be ok in the eyes of the Christian god.

If you ask me any god that promotes enslaving any human life is sick, and psychotic, following the words of “the holy bible” have caused mass killings, confusion, hatred, and fear. You would be confused if your master beat you, then said “it’s god’s will to own you, and we are equal in his eyes.” Bible contradictions are missed by many who follow Christianity because the font read the bible in its entirety. If more Christians knew the truth about slavery in the bible, would they still follow?

Sources
The Bible, 21st Century King James Version.
The Bible, King James Version.
The Bible, Modern Language Version.
The Bible, New International Version.
The Bible, New Living Translation.
The Bible, Revised Standard Version.
Ellerbe, Helen, The Dark Side of Christian History, Morning Star Books, 1995.
Wood, Forrest, The Arrogance of Faith, Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.

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Is Heaven Designed for Bishop Eddie Long?

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Americans all over the United States have turned their televisions to BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) cable station and seen Bishop Eddie Long of Atlanta’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, preaching or doing a commercial, at one point in time. Leading a mega church with over 25,000 members the prominent Bishop Long is hard to miss. In 2004, one month after voters approved an amendment in the state of Georgia’s constitution that banned gay marriage; Bishop Long led his congregation in a march of over 25,000 people against gay rights. Long is one of the most vocal activists against gay rights, and gay marriage in the Black Church.
For attempting to set such a strong example of heterosexual role modeling for Black Christians in Church today Bishop Long failed. In September of 2010 multiple allegations of four young men in their twenties, accused Long of sexual misconduct. The young men had evidence of how Long abused his spiritual guidance for youth. The evidence Bishop Long faced was in the cell phone messages, texts, and portraits, he exchanged with the four young men. Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parris, Anthony Flagg, Spencer LeGrande, and one anonymous young man, accused Long of seducing them as teenagers, and using church funds to do it. Long gave the four teenagers cash, cars, trips across the world, and gifts in exchange for sexual favors. It all began when Bishop Long befriended the teenagers between the ages 14-16 years old.
When Bishop Long spoke to his congregation of New Birth, for the first time after these allegations, Bishop Long vowed to fight the charges, and his day in court would come. While outside the church Long’s spokesperson refused any comment, and his legal team began instantly negotiating with plaintiffs.
In May of 2011 Bishop Long settled out on this same case he claimed he would fight. It was reported that Long settled the payout with an amount between 15-25 million dollars. Importantly the settlement was with a gag order.
This case is one of many that happen regularly in Black Churches across the U.S.A. Even though this case could have opened a much needed dialogue in the Black Church and Community on such topics as AIDS, homosexuality, and molestation, it could not because of the gag order. Yes the victims were compensated, but the Black Church was not. By silencing problems of importance, the stigmas in the Black Church have gotten worst. In late September, in Atlanta when Long was accused, 20 ministers gathered to pray especially for Bishop Long, and not one of them prayed for the four young men. These men were turned away by the Black Church, when they should have been loved. Bishop Long was even crowned like a king by Jewish leaders, while one of the young men attempted to committed suicide.
Religious leaders are treated as “gods” in more cases than one. But even “gods” make mistakes. But how they are even crowned gods when they prey, molest, and rape, young children. Where is the justice for our children? By leaving Bishop Long in the pulpit it says religious leaders can do whatever they want even if it’s wrong, and get away unscathed. However, humans are all equal. Religion is a choice for adults; however, it is forced on our children to believe. Yet, no one protects our children when they are violated, by the “gods”, preachers, priests, prophets, evangelists, bishops, apostles, and popes, we tell them to trust. Due to forgiveness, if violators, rapists, and murderers, or Bishop Long repents they can go to heaven. Where is the validation for the victims. So religion teaches as long as you apologize, you can do anything and still be rewarded. Victims are forced in a hell with the pain of seeing their rapist, molester,or murderer, rejoicing in heaven. It’s time for equality in our world today. The truth of religions lies needs to be recognized, in the Black Church, and Community, in order for them to move forward. It will come as evidence continues to wake humans from their willful ignorance, into learning truth.

Adam and Eve

                         

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The King James Version of the Christian bible has some people believing evolution is not true. However, news for creationists in the world has changed with tecnology and the internet, evolution is in fact true. Sciencetist have proven with evidence that the contradictions of the bible are put to rest by today’s research, and history. Religions of the world are dying out at astonishing rates. 
For an omnipotent, omnipresent, and  omniscient, “god”, no part of the bible, or any other religions doctrines should not contradict itself. Every word should be written correctly and perfect just as it is stated in John 1:1 “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with god and the word was god.” If the word lies that means god is untrue too.
In the begining of the bible we find men and women created before Adam and Eve.   “So god created man in his own image;in the image of god created he him; male and female created he them” Genesis 1:27  This verse in the Jewish Midrashic texts say the first woman was named Lilith and Eve was second.   Lilith left  Adam because she refused to be inferior, and lay beneath him. We then find a lonely Adam  in Genisis chapter 2, so “god” makes Adam a companione Eve, who is  created from Adam’s rib.            
Genesis 2:22 ” Then the lord god made a woman from the rib, he had taken out of the man…. ” Here chapter 2 contradicts chapter one. If “god” made man and woman in Genesis chapter 1, then why was Adam’s rib needed to make Eve in Genesis chapter 2.
So who are humanity’s first humans Adam, Lilith, or Eve? Eve appears to have been used to symbolize womanhood, but what about Lilith?What role would Lilith play? Having more than on first female in the world sounds like hogwash to me. Someone’s lying, yet only science can prove with natural evidence. This being because most religions are based on belief through faith in the supernatural.
Once humanity was created life reproduced itself and populated the earth. Adam and Scrap story leave speculation of incest to populate the earth. As the first humans Eve was the only female. Scientifically, only 4% of birth defects are caused by reproduction thru incest. So it is possible that Eve slept with her children, and  grandchildren , nephews, and cousins, to populate the earth. I almost belived this was what the bible was stating, until I remembered how Genesis 1:27 says humans were created together, equally. Which verse is right? These are not reasonable questions for a omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, “god”. Too much confusion already in the book Genesis is in the beginning of the book. These verses were used by its writer to instill inferiority in women, and ignorance for humans to not learn the truth.  Evolution vs creationism, becomes a fight only for ignorant humans that don’t want to learn. Intelligence in life is necessary for longevity survival.  Ignorance even through religion, is an excuse to be lazy.
So the questions remains the same. If man tampered with the bible, why believe anything it says. It’s origin only reaches so far. Blood shed for money, poverty for intelligence, race for time, superiority for gender, become life. Just think of the symbols, and words, on our American dollar bill that say,  “in god we trust”.  Money, power, and respect, go along way. People have been tricked out of their money, power, and respect, by a omni-perfect “god” through the lies of his doctrine in life, for nothing we know later. Science proves intelligence can surpass any prayer. Action causes change, whether we know why or not.
In the world today there are at least 38,000 denominations of Christianity. There are also 42 different translations of the bible.  The bible contradicts its own Christian community.  Why so many denominations, and translations for one omni-perfect “god”?
                         

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Survival of Man’s Con

                              

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Every man has a con. Some are healthy and some are not. The con of man is in his heart. The human mind sometimes kills it’s own heart. Call it metaphysics, or conscious thought, auto suggestion to the mind can disarray the heart. Just cause one has a good heart does not mean it can’t be corrupted by their mind.
The con of man is either in love or not. No failure is not an option, a man will run you over towards their con.  Survival of the fittest at its best is demonstrated in the achievement of a man’s con.  Love, money, religion, politics, power, sex, and addictions, are the basic cons of humans. So either help them get their con or die being in the way.

PRAYER IS NOT NEEDED FOR ACTION

            

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     Religion plays tricks on the human mind, by making imagination reality. The subconscious mind translates it’s thought’s into reality, no matter if it is driven by fear, courage, anger, or faith.  The subconscious mind transforms life into its physical equivalents. This is driven by the most direct practical way it can be carried out, at any order given to it, in faith, or belief.  In other words people become what they think.
        Faith is defined in Webster’s Dictionary, as complete trust or confidence, in someone or something.  Faith is also defined as a strong belief in “god” or the doctrines of religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. Belief is defined as an acceptance that a statement is true, or that something exists. Belief is also something once accepted as true or real; is based on a firmly held opinion or conviction. Whether you trust to have faith, or believe on opinion, in someone, thing, or religion, without proof your faith or belief is false. Some people believe in Santa Clause,  or the Easter Bunny, but they are not real. 
     So people can have faith or belief that a “god/gods” will make a donkey speak, as “god” did for Balaam in Numbers 22:28-30 of the christian bible.  The difference lies in what one believes as truth. Evolution has not yet made donkeys capable of speaking human being’s languages.
     Prayer is believed by religious followers to fix anything. I don’t see how when there are starving children all over the world, who have been praying to eat, and still starving.  Prayer relys on faith in imaginary “god/gods” and doctrines of lies.  Religion being a prime example of lies is unecessary for survival according to science’s M Theory.  Knowledge, and thought, are in logical, real, proven facts, and theories: that are necessary to live in the physical or natural world. To be true in action in one or more of the humans 5 senses, are necessary to be present in life.  Science says donkeys do not talk, but people believe Balaam’s donkey did.   Unless it is proven true in religions faith to believe it, is false.
      Science and religion have been battling for front stage, for years, but today in society science wins.  Religion looses everytime because it lacks proof. Hebrews 11:1, states faith is the evidence of things hoped for and not seen.  Followimg this definition would make someone believe Balaam’s donkey spoke .
     The question lies with each individual as to believing in truth or untruth. Trusting evidence of things hoped for and unseen, verses facts proven by evidence touched and seen recorded through history. Science makes reality, driven by action in truth, at times course. Prayer gives hope that imagination even when not seen can be true. So why pray? Why not skip believing in imagination of “god” fixing it and fix it yourself?
    Religions followers often accept poverty for imagination that their “god/gods” exist.  Giving their lives away in exchange for riches later in death that no man has come from death to tell about. Prayer has become an excuse to fail, and give up. Statistics show religion gives up life, knowledge, and sucess, in exchange for streets of diamond and gold after death. The choice is yours to solve life’s problems. One can pray now to imagine a problem is solved, or do something and fix it now.  You can believe and have faith, or take your power and make a change. Science prooves to us that action makes change occur not prayer.
    

History Made As CERN Scientists Proove god Is A Myth By Creating Higgs Boson a.k.a. “The god Particle”

          

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So the news is in CERN science center in Switzerland found Higgs Boson a.k.a. “the god particle” that started creation.  One step closer to showing how religion is a myth.  As Stephen Hawking says with the M Theory, “god is not necsssary for human existence,” is now prooven.
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/04/scientists-say-existence-of-higgs-boson-near-certain/