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Bahr Alfred
Religion as a Means of Power


Whenever in past epochs Prophets and Apostles talked about their Gods and about the orders their Gods supposedly had given, they never had the well - being of their fellowmen in mind, they rather used those religious notions as a means to rule and exploit men and the people and impose their will on them. Religion was therefore used only as a means of power and to nothing else. For instance, religion was never intended as an explanation of phenomena in nature. Religion was rather intended to produce fear, fear for the invisible might at the disposal of those Prophets. Those Prophets and Apostles exploited only the ignorance and credulity of their fellowmen. That applies also to Moses, Zarathushtra, Paulus and Mohammed, with whom we are going to deal with in more detail. Paulus did not let the Son of God descend to earth and let him rise from death after the crucifixion out of religiosity, but out of political considerations. And not out of religious necessity made Moses the God of Abraham appear him in a burning bush, but for political reasons. Religion played in those days the same role as today the political propaganda, the political ideologies and the political lies (weapons of mass - destruction ready for firing within forty - five minutes etc. etc.). In those days the people were mobilized, motivated, fanaticized and made to march and fight by means of religion, in a similar manner as it still happens today in the Islamic world, where the soldiers of Allah blow themselves up with dynamite in order to kill as many of the satanic enemies and unbelievers as possible, mostly women, children and teenagers, while they themselves believe, that they will be rewarded a place right next to Allah in paradise for the killings of the unbelievers. This religious belief of a waiting paradise, which is hammered into their brains, this religious indoctrination makes this insane self - sacrifice possible. In order to prove the assertion, that religion is merely a means to role men and the people we shall study the relevant historical events of that time. The source of these studies will be the Old Testament.

The epoch we are interested in began with Moses. At that time the Hebrew people lived in Egypt and worshipped Egyptian Gods. The God of Moses was the long forgotten God of Abraham. Moses was originally a Prince of the Pharaoh, but he had to escape, because he had committed a murder (Ex. 2,12 and Ex. 2,15). For that reason Moses could not become Pharaoh anymore. Moses decided therefore to conquer his own Kingdom. But for this task he needed people to form an army and he needed a God of war. Quickly Moses remembered, that he was of Hebrew decent, and after a while, as his murder was forgotten, he went to the Hebrew people in Egypt and told them: The God of Abraham has appeared him and has ordered him to lead all Hebrew people out of Egypt, - into the promised land! Thus was founded the Jewish nation.

In preparing his military operation Moses always referred to his God of Abraham and every single step he claimed was ordered by God. The meetings with his God took always place in the revelation - tent, where no one else was allowed to be present. Here are some examples from the Old Testament of the orders and laws, that supposedly came from God:

...And the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of the Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, ...determine and count the number of the Israelites, separated according to tribes and kinships: From twenty years old and upward, count all able men to go forth to war in Israel, and you Aaron shall send them to their army - units.

(Num. 1,1 - 1,3)

or:

And the Lord said to Moses. Write down these words; for after the tenor of these words I have made a convenant (a contract) with you and Israel.

(Ex. 34,27)

or:

Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou should keep all his commandments.

(Dtn. 26,17- 26,18)

Moses was taking here an oath on his God from his people just as to - days commanders of armies are taking the oath of the solders on their flag. After the alliance with God was concluded, Moses immediately introduced the necessary military laws and rules, which he, of course, had supposedly always received from God. In particular Moses gave detailed orders, as to how the enemy, inclusive women, children and old people are to be treated. Here are some examples:

Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.

(Dtn. 3,22)

 

or

And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee, thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them, thou shalt make no agreements with them, nor shew mercy unto them

(Dtn. 7,2)

or

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Avenge the children of the Midianites. And they made war against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses, and they slew all the males.

(Num. 31,1-8)

or

And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword. But the women, and the little - ones, the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself, and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

(Dtn. 20,13-14)

or

But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God has given thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth

(Dtn. 20,16)

or

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword

(Jos.6,21)

and finally:

cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood

(Jer. 48,10)

The Old Testament is full of proclamations of this kind, especially the books of Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

The brutality with which the old Israelis were fighting against their enemies becomes apparent in the following incident:

Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven, and he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground

(Gen. 19,24 - 25)

 

Apparently the old Israelis had applied here for the first time in history the politics of the burned earth, perhaps by using some kind of petrol - bombs in conjunction with some kind of catapult - weapon. The above given holy examples tell us, that the Lord, the God of Moses, that is, the God of Abraham, was to play from now on the role of a bloodthirsty, ruthless, pitiless God of war.

The above holy words of the bible convey the impression, that the old Israelites have all been bloodthirsty murderers. However, this conclusion is wrong. The people are not murderers by nature, but are turned into murderers. In those barbaric epochs this was done always with the help of religion, and the maker of the murderers was in this case Moses. It is interesting to learn from the Old Testament, that this God of Moses, who supposedly freed the Hebrew people in Egypt from Egyptian oppression and slavery and who later became the All - mighty of Christianity, supported the slavery in Israel and gave detailed orders as to where to buy slaves.

The slaves, which shall belong to you, buy from the people of the neighboring countries. (Lev. 25,39 - 54)

The clear and well - aimed use of this God - Figure by Moses and those many meetings and talks Moses supposedly had with his God and also all those many military orders of God reveal to us, that Moses used this God - Figure only as a means to strengthen his authority, to force his will upon the people. It is excluded and impossible, that Moses really believed, that all those many clear und brutal military orders, which he relayed to the people, came from a God. Moses, as a former Prince of the house of the Pharaoh, had received an appropriate education. He knew, how to rule the people and how to direct and manipulate the common people. He knew how simple minded and credulous the people were, and he knew of the power of religious conceptions over the people, because he had got also a training as a priest through his priestly father - in - law, after his escape from Egypt. He knew even the chemistry of his time and knew also a number of juggleries and pocket - tricks, in order to make miracles. Moses was therefore lying knowingly and intentionally, as he was preaching his God of Abraham to the Hebrew people. It is impossible, that a man like Moses could have imagined a God and could have thought, that this imagined God existed also in reality. For that to happen Moses was much to intelligent and to educated. Exactly the same picture we have with Paulus and with all other Announcers of the so - called godly - truths, as we shall see later. They all were lying knowingly and intentionally. This leads to the conclusion, that also today all priests, especially the high - ranking priests like Popes, Patriarchs, Bishops and Cardinals, who have all studied at least theology and philosophy, are in reality atheists. They profess only to believe in God out of professional duty, for the simple minded people outside. There are, in fact, sufficient examples of theologians, who, after the completion of their study, had become atheists and had left the church afterwards. It is only logical, if we assume, that all theologians, at least those, who are intelligent enough, have become atheists after the completion of their study and took up a job as a priest only in order to survive. Those, who could afford it, or those who could not stand the lies, left the church.

When studying the Old Testament carefully, we discover, that the people around Moses must have known about this gigantic swindle, because occasionally the God of Moses did not only talk to Moses, but sometimes even in the presence of Aaron, which proves, that at least Aaron was informed about everything.

The Lord talked to Moses and Aaron and said......

Num.2,1-- 4,1--4,17)

or:

....and you Aaron shall send them to their army - units.

(Num 1.1-1.3)

These incidences destroy the argument, that might be brought forward, that Moses imagined his God only and thought, that his imagined God existed also in reality. He was therefore not lying intentionally and knowingly. But how is it possible, that two people can at the same time have exactly the same imagination, can imagine exactly the same God - figure, and both imagined Gods would say the same words at the same time in synchronism. This is impossible! Two persons can not have at the same time exactly the same picture in their minds., and this proves, that Moses and Aaron where both lying as they reported, that Jahwe, the Lord, has just talked to them, and they where lying knowingly and intentionally.

And one of those initiated and lying Priests of Moses was appointed his successor by Moses, as Moses was dying. In this manner the big lie was transferred from generation to generation and was kept alive. It may be true, that there are some Priest, who really belief in the existence of God. However, those priests are certainly of low intelligence and belong to the low ranks.

The time of Moses was a time of many Gods. For that reason Moses never denied the existence of the other Gods, the existence of the Gods in the neighbouring countries. However, according to the will of Moses his God was the highest God in the hall of Gods. But the time of Moses was also a time of human sacrifices. All nations of  that time had Gods, who demanded human sacrifices, the first - born, at different opportunities for different reasons. And also the God of Moses demanded human sacrifices to satisfy his thirst for blood, as it was the habit of the Gods of that time. A God, who did not demand human sacrifices was, in those old, barbaric days, not a real God.

The first - born of your sons you shall give me. The same applies to your cows and sheeps

(Ex. 22,28 - 29)

or:

Jahwe, the Lord, talked to Moses and said: declare all first - born as my sacred sacrifice! Everything of the Israelites, that is first - born, among men or animals, belongs to me

(Ex. 13.2)

And also after the time of Moses we find human sacrifices in Israel:

And Jepthah vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, if thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands, then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the Lords, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering....And Jepthah came unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him...

(Judges 11.30 - 35)

The God of Christianity, the All - mighty, the God of love and mercy, was, at the height of his career in Israel, as he was still a God of war, demanded human sacrifices. What a wonderful God!

Moses never had the intention to introduce a monotheism. It is true, that the God of Moses was the only God in Israel and that Moses did not allow other cults to exist in Israel. But Moses never denied the existence of all the other Gods in the world. His God was intended to be only a kind of family God. It was Zarathushtra, who several hundred years later introduced a kind of monotheism, and who denied the existence of the many different Gods in the word. Zarathushtra had made an excursion into the beyond and discovered, that there was only one God in the world, who introduced himself to Zarathushtra as Ahura Mazda, as he greeted the visitor. However, this God had six Sons and Daughters, each of which had a different task in the world. God himself was for the well - being of mankind responsible. This God had a terrible enemy, the Devil, who at every opportunity tried to destroy the good deeds of God and his children. (God was therefore not responsible for the evil things in the world). However, there will come three Messiahs, each one after a lapse of one thousand years, who will fight the Devil. Each of these Messiahs will be born by a woman not older than fifteen years, without ever having been touched by a man. The third Messiah will finally destroy the Devil. After that the empire of God on earth will begin. The dead will rise, there will be no suffering, no illnesses, no dying anymore, and there will be happiness and peace everywhere. This God resided in a gigantic, paradisiacal Palace, which is fitted out with wonderful furniture and carpets, where also the believers would live after death. Beautiful young women would make life for the believers pleasant. However, the unbelievers would go to hell, where they will be tortured continuously with red - hot irons.

After Zarathushtra had written down everything that he has seen and learned about in the beyond, he returned to earth and became alive again. He immediately told everyone, what he has seen and learned about in the beyond, and the people at once started to make prayers to Ahura Mazda.

After the Persians defeated the Babylonians and freed the Jews from Babylonian oppression, many of those religious ideas of the Persians were adopted by the Jews, and in this manner became also known in Christianity. Mohammed also adopted many of those ideas, in particular the idea of the paradise, which Mohammed even expanded somewhat. The paradise is, according to the Islamic religion, especially a place for the solders of Allah and the martyrs. For every martyr a harem of seventy beautiful virgin girls is waiting for him in paradise. That is the reason why we see today in Palestine and at other places this insane self - sacrifice of young men, who explode dynamite belts, in order to murder as many unbelievers as possible. The maker of these murderers are, in this case, Islamic Priests and Politicians, who are thirsty for power and wealth. It is wrong to consider those young men to be Heroes in a justified war for independence, as that narrow - minded artist in Stockholm in January 2004 tried to demonstrate with his stupid artistic creation. They are rather misguided, misused and abused young men, they are victimized young men, brainwashed by Hamas - priests and politicians, who sacrifice those young men for their personal gains and political career and not for the well being of the people. Without this religion and without its ruthless priests and politicians, we would not have those self - sacrifices with dynamite - belts.

However, what is the difference between those ruthless methods of those Islamic priests and the modern methods of the western world, in particular the methods used in the USA, using cheap propaganda, political lies, engineered incidents and forged documents in order to justify wars and in order to mobilize and fanaticize the people. Those methods used by the USA are as despicable as the methods of the Islamic fanatics. In fact, the terrorism we see today in the western world is the reaction of the Islamic world to the arrogant, militant and threatening behavior of the USA in the world. In order to overcome this terrorism we another type of Gods in Washington!!!

Under the influence of the Persian religion the Warrior - God of Moses became somewhat peaceful and humane. He became even father and got a Son, Jesus Christus, the God of Christianity. In those epochs of many Gods it happened sometimes that a God lost his masters as a result of wars or otherwise, and such Gods were either forgotten, or they just continued to live as legends, as it has happened with the God of Abraham. In this case it was Moses, who brought him back to life. As the Jewish nation 135 after Christ, ceased to exist as the result of the unsuccessful revolt against the Roman role, the God of the Jews had lost his masters and was free for grab. The Christians, who had assembled themselves around Jesus, discovered now, that the Son of God needed his father and promoted this national God of the Jews and only of the Jews now to a universal God of all mankind and to a God of love and mercy, to the All - mighty of Christianity.

About six hundred years later another person came along and claimed the Jewish God for himself. It was Mohammed, who had discovered, that Moses had been a false Prophet and liar, and that the God of Abraham has not revealed himself at all to Moses. He, Mohammed had learned this personally from the God of Abraham, because the God of Abraham had appeared him in a cave and had appointed him to be his only and true Prophet. In the Arab world the God of Abraham became now known as Allah the great. The Jewish people could not protest against this theft of their God, as they did not exist anymore as a nation.

Christianity is since Mohammed apparently a godless Christianity, since Moses was a false Prophet and therefore a liar, as Mohammed had discovered. Naturally, Jews and Christian maintain, that it is exactly the other way around. Not Moses was a false Prophet and liar, but Mohammed. The God of Abraham can not have revealed himself to Mohammed, because Abraham was a Jew and the God of Abraham was therefore the God of a Jew, spoke as such only Hebrew and for that reason could not have revealed himself to an Arab and commit treason toward his own people. It is also well known, that Mohammed did not speak Hebrew, as he has never published anything in Hebrew language. The language - barrier was also the reason, why the God of Moses wanted to be the God of the Hebrews only and why he is in the Christian world so silent today. Indeed, if there has ever been a God of Abraham, then one of those two great Prophets must have been a common liar and cheater. The God of Abraham can have revealed himself only to one Prophet. Which of these two Prophets and which religion is now the true one?

Who was this God of Abraham now in reality? This God, and as the Bible reports, a living God, a God with whom one could also talk, was no one else, as the God - King of the Sumerians, who had arrived on ships from far away, and had brought a living and talking God with them, the God - King. The Semitic ancestors of Abraham lived among the Sumerians and did the slave - work in the field of the Sumerians. Those Semites had believed, that this God - King was a real, immortal God, and this belief, that there was a living and talking God was handed down from generation to generation and so kept alive, and became finally also the belief of Abraham. The Sumerians themselves believed not only, that their Priest - King was also a real God, but they believed at the same time in innumerably many other Gods, as it was the general role at that time. However, the primitive, native Semitic people, the clay - made, who did only the slave - work in the fields of the Sumerians, could not participate in the religious ceremonies of the Sumerians. For them only the God - King existed, the living and talking God, the Lord and their only Lord. But at the time of Abraham this God was already dead long ago. He had died of old - age!

The Gods apparently love it to take up some job on earth rather then in the beyond, and also this God of Abraham returned to earth and became alive again. All those Gods possess the astonishing capability to make themselves invisible and silent for the common people. Only for such personalities like Moses, who have committed a murder, or plan wars with mass - murder, are those Gods visible. At first the God of Abraham was working for Moses as the commander of his army. After that he was busy as the All - mighty of the Christians. And six - hundred years later he sold himself in a cave to Mohammed and became as Allah the great the commander of his armies. As a God of war of the Jewish people this God had become also a father, he had seduced a married woman, a mortal, the Maria, as her husband, the Joseph was not at home. However, this Godson of the Maria did never knew, that he had been a Godson, and he never claimed to be a Son of God. But he had claimed to be a Messiah, that is, a King send by God to defeat the enemy. That was also the reason, why he was executed by the Romans. That this Jesus had been a Godson was discovered only after his death, by Paulus, who also discovered, that the executed Jesus had risen from the dead and had became alive again. But for reasons that are not understood up to now, this resurrected Son of God became invisible after three days. However, under the guidance of Paulus this Son of God conquered soon the whole pagan world of the Roman empire. After this was accomplished, this Son of God suddenly discovered, that he had inherited from his father, the gruesome God of War of the Jews, the love for bloodshed and slaughter and at once took over the command of the armies of the Patriarchs of Constantinople and of the Crusaders of the Popes in Rom, in order to free the Holy Land and to destroy the false belief of Islam. However, it turned out, that Allah the Great was mightier.

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