October 7, 2018 – Rewritten: May 27, 2020

Disclaimer Concerning Occultism and Gnosticism

Some of this mostly refers to my older website articles but maybe this is helpful in general.

First of all, I am sympathetic to Christianity, but I don’t believe literally in a set of specific dogma–because of my experiences in religion which I’ve tried to explain.

I make use of the Bible to talk about the big picture–without accepting it all literally. In any case, this sort of study–whether we believe something or not–could be called theology.

So some people might think this is more of a political website, which is fine, but I see it more in religious, theological and philosophical terms (maybe psychological also).

Because what I try to do is examine what is going on–what is being written down–and my personal experiences and reactions–and share my interpretation to readers to help them make sense of the world.

In spite of what I still believe are my valid criticisms of the Bible and traditional Christianity when this site was first created, I don’t dismiss the positive teachings they have to offer in many areas.

I am also not going to tar with the same brush everyone else who holds to non-Christian belief systems (pagan, New Age, Eastern, etc.) or those who want to learn as much as they can about different subjects. There can be a lot of good in different teachings. But there is sometimes bad also in all systems, and what I think we are here to do is make distinctions between good and bad.

Having said that, I am uncomfortable with any kind of implied blanket endorsement of occultism–because of any comments I made, or references to websites or books.

There is truth to be found in most information–including within the Bible and traditional religions–but I have come to understand more clearly that there is malevolence, elitism and destructive elements within some popular occult sources (and within religion also).

A lot of this occult material was promoted from the beginning of the public Internet in the 1990s and it is not a coincidence.

This movement pervades modern culture, including “scientific” thought and popular entertainment.

It does relate to Julian Huxley’s transhumanism and the totalitarian agenda of domination described in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

I am not sure how to interpret the Garden of Eden story in any fixed “correct” way, but I regret being enthusiastic about the upside-down, Gnostic interpretation I was referring to in one of my comments on the book Ashes of Angels–that somehow the serpent was the hero of the story.

Genesis 3:5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

No, I think the serpent is offering to Adam and Eve the idea that they can replace God and do whatever they want as “gods,” so he is deceiving them.

I think a lot of what is represented by the traditional Christian interpretation is correct–not the points relating to sex or “original sin,” but that there are those who have given into the deceptive message and attitude of wanting to impose their own sense of control and perfection on the world God has created.

So one way of looking at the Tower of Babel story is that it was built by a tyrant and God intervened:

Genesis 11:6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

I believe that this attitude takes the form of efforts to modify nature genetically and put it all under surveillance and control, and this includes attempts to modify and control human nature.

Good and evil, truth and falsehood are turned upside down by those who seek to undermine strong cultures and families–through their lying propaganda.

That’s the definition of Satanism as far as I’m concerned.


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