Archive for November, 2010


” 18.  Islam is the restoral of moon worship Abraham gave up when he left the Ur of Chaldees. Abraham left moon worship of Iraq for the one true God. His son Ishmael was cast out and went to Arabia where he continued to worship the moon God. The crescent moon atop every mosque is the symbol that Ishmael went back to the very moon worship that his father Abraham abandoned.”

 

Quoted from: http://www.bible.ca/islam/islam-encyclopedia-westerners-need-to-know-list.htm

”  17. Islamic ritual, including the Hajj****, the stand*, the throw** and the run*** were all practiced by the pagans long before Muhammad adopted them into Islam. Muhammad took these pagan practices and declared them to be the correct way to worship a monotheistic Allah. In this way, the pagans could keep their old pagan practices and apply them to one god rather than hundreds. It made conversion to Islam very easy for the Arabs since Islam felt the same as their paganism.”

 

Quoted from: http://www.bible.ca/islam/islam-encyclopedia-westerners-need-to-know-list.htm

 

* ‘The Stand’:  “On the 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah pilgrims leave Mina for the plain of ‘Ararat for the wuquf, “the standing,” the central rite of the hajj.

In a re-enactment rite based upon a story of Muhammad, all are required to stand from midday to sunset in the very hot sun meditating.

God told Christians such rites are valueless: “These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.” Col 1:23″

 

**’The Throw’:  “Pilgrims walk to Mina where they throw 7 stones at stone pillars which represent the devil. This is based upon a mythical event in the life of Abraham.

The Koran says that Abraham was told by God to sacrifice his only begotten son Ishmael. (All world history and the Bible says Isaac). On the way to make the sacrifice, the devil tried to convince Abraham not to sacrifice Ishmael. Abraham gathered up some stones and threw them at the devil until he disappeared.

So Pilgrims throw 7 stones at the stone pillars in Mina which represent evil and the devil . . .”

 

***’The Run’: ” The pilgrim is required to make several brisk walks between the hills of Safa and Marwat in a re-enactment ritual based upon a mythical event in the life of Hagar and Ishmael.

Muslims believe that these two hills of Safa and Marwat are where Hagar frantically ran back and forth seven times in search of water for her dying son, Ishmael. Hagar found water to save Ishmael at the “well of Zamzam”. So Pilgrims run back and forth between two hills of Safa and Marwat seven times and then go to the Zamzam well, beside Kaba.”

 

**** ‘The Hajj’:  “Pilgramage to Mecca and the fifth pillar of Islam. It is required of every able-bodied Muslim and who can afford it. No non-Muslim is allowed to visit Mecca or witness the hajj. The season begins in the 10th month, the month following Ramadan, and lasts through the middle of the 12th month. Muslims associate the origin of the Hajj and the founding of the Ka’aba with Abraham, who was believed to have built the Ka’aba.
Rituals begin 5 miles from centre of Mecca. No non-Muslims allowed any further. Muslims prepare, bath and does brief salat. Each man puts on two seamless white cloths, one round waist, the other over shoulder. He states his intention (niat): “O Allah, I purpose to make the hajj; make this service easy to me, and accept it from me.”
In the Ka’aba, goes round it 7 times, first three quickly (running), the other walking. He performs a brief salat at a point where Muslims believe Abraham and Ishamel rebuilt the Ka’aba. Outside the mosque, prilgrims run [‘the run’] between two hills, Safa and Marwa, 400 yards apart, in memory of Hagar running to find water for Ishmael.
On the 7th day of the month (Dhu al-Hajj), he listens to a sermon in the Great Mosque at Mecca, next day he travels east to Mina to spend the night. Most, continue to plain of Arafat, 12 to 14 miles east of Mecca. According to tradition, this is where Adam and Eve met after falling from Paradise. Important thing is to stand (wuquf) on a nearby hill on the afternoon of the 9th day [‘the stand’]. This is the hajj. Failure to meditate at this particular place means failure to complete the hajj. After sundown, returns to Muzdalifa to perform evening salat, collect some pebbles and spend the night.

On the 10th day, Muslims celebrate ‘Id al-Kabir (Greater Feast) or ‘Id al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). The pilgrim continues toward Mecca, stoping at Mina to throw seven small stone at certain stone pillars [‘the throw’]. This “stoning of the Devil” is in memory of Abraham whom Muslims believe chased away Satan. Nearby is a hill where Muslims believe Abraham prepared to sacrifice Ishmael, and Muslims kills an animal according to his means.
Nails cut, shaved, and returns to normal clothes. Can be addressed as al-haji (or al-haja). Before leaving Arabia, he again goes round Ka’aba, drinks from well of Zamzam (which is believed by Muslims to be opened by Gabriel for Ishmael). Most pilgrims travel 250 miles to Medina to visit the tomb of Muhammad.
Hadith: the true pilgrim : “shall return (from Mecca) as pure from sin as the day on which he was born”. Another: “The reward of a pilgrim is paradise” (Mishkat).”
see also kissing of black stone, under HAJJ

 

All quotes from:  http://www.bible.ca/islam

“Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.

“The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a man, and the heart of a man was given to it.

“And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up and eat your fill of flesh!’

“After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.

“After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.” Daniel 7:2-7

The third was like a leopard . . .

“After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.”   Daniel 7:6

I believe this refers to India.

Although the Scripture verse says that the beast looked like a leopard, my understanding is that the terms lion and leopard can be used interchangeably.  At any rate, the original word in this verse, that is translated ‘leopard’, is used only one time in the entire Bible–and it is used figuratively.  This may leave some room for interpretation.

British heraldry (the art of designing and interpreting coats of arms, based on a formal system of rules) may offer some insight.  In fact, just before India became a nation, it was a British colony–so I don’t think it is too far fetched to assume that British symbolism may be relevant.

Wikipedia has this to say:

“The heraldic leopard differs from the real-life leopard (Panthera pardus). It does not have any spots and often has a mane. In heraldry, the leopard is also generally similar to a lion. The reason for this lies in the fact that in the Middle Ages leopards were thought to be a crossbreed between a lion and a panther. This was retained in heraldry.

The difference between leopards and lions passant guardant is scant, if any, and the two terms are generally interchangeable. The beasts on the Coat of arms of England are generally referred to as lions.

Some countries use the leopard in heraldry, which dates back to the colonial rule of the British.”

Symbolically, a leopard can be viewed as a smaller version of a lion–which could explain the significance of British colonies using leopards in their heraldry.

The four wings (two pairs) on the back of leopard represent Pakistan and Bangladesh, which broke away from India and became independent nations.

‘This beast had four heads’ . . .

Lion Emblem of India

India's Four-Headed Lion Emblem

‘and it was given authority to rule.’

August 15, 1947 Britain granted India its independence, giving it the authority to rule.

“After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.”   Daniel 7:6

Interpretation given in Daniel 7:17 is that each of the four beasts in Daniel’s vision is a kingdom ‘that will rise from the earth’.

We are also told that [the first three] beasts, at some point, were ‘ stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time’.  Daniel 7:12
Daniel’s Vision At Night: ‘The first was like a lion’

Daniel’s Vision At Night: ‘a second beast, which looked like a bear’

The Fourth Kingdom–Iron And Clay

” 16.  The remnants of moon worship can be seen in Islam in the fact that the crescent moon is atop every mosque and that the 28 day sacred month of Ramadan, (annual pilgrimage of Hajj) starts and finishes with the crescent shaped phase of the moon .

The croissant was invented in Vienna in the 16th century, being inspired by the crescent moon symbol of Islam. Islamic countries fly flags that still use the crescent moon with the stars in the middle that are remnants of moon worship.

Before Muhammad came along, the crescent moon represented Allah and the stars represented his daughters. (el-Lat, el-Uzza, and Manat)

 

Even the Islamic sword (scimitar) is shaped like a crescent moon in honor of their pagan history.”

 

Quoted from:  http://www.bible.ca/islam/islam-encyclopedia-westerners-need-to-know-list.htm

This may be helpful, if you are trying to understand ‘QE2’ (‘Quantitative Easing’).

The Drunken Whore

Shiite bloody baby Ashoura Day1

Shiite Ashoura Day Celebration

“Shiite Muslim Mohammed Jomahaa cuts the head of his son with a sword during the annual ritual to mark Ashoura Day in the southern Lebanese town of Nabatiyeh, Tuesday March 2, 2004.”

Quoted from:  http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=10009_Islamic_Blood_Ritual

Shiite Ashoura Day Celebration

Shiite Ashoura Day Celebration

Shiite Ashoura Day Celebration

“Shiite Muslim child Mahmoud Slieman after his mother cut him with a sword during the annual ritual to mark Ashoura Day in the southern Lebanese town of Nabatiyeh, Tuesday March 2, 2004.

Ashoura day marks the Shiite Muslim’s commemoration of the 7th century killing of their most revered Saint Imam Hussein. Al Hussein was a grandson of Islam’s prophet Mohammed and is a symbol of martyrdom for Shiites. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)”

Quoted from:  http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=10009_Islamic_Blood_Ritual

Shiite Bloody Ashoura Day 3

Shiite Ashoura Day Celebration

Shiite Bloody Ashoura Day 5

Shiite Ashoura Day Celebration

“A Lebanese Shiite boy cuts his head with a sword as he marks the Ashoura holiday in the southern town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon.”

Quoted from: http://www.speroforum.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5111

 

Still think we serve the same God?  Still think Islam is a religion of peace?

“15.  Within 100 years of the invention of Islam, Muslims had wiped out 80% of all Christians on the face of the planet with the sword. The modern “Orthodox” church (eastern, Byzantine) was almost entirely destroyed.

Islamic sword

Before this Islamic-initiated holocaust, the Byzantine church was 5 times larger than the “western/roman Catholic” church. Today the Roman Catholic church is 10 times larger than the Orthodox, as a testimony to this slaughter they endured at the hands of the Muslims.

Had this slaughter not occurred, the Orthodox church would be 10 times larger than the Roman Catholic today.”

Quoted from: http://www.bible.ca/islam/islam-encyclopedia-westerners-need-to-know-list.htm

” . . . By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.”
Revelation 18: 23

” . . . all because of the wanton lust of a harlot,
alluring, the mistress of sorceries,
who enslaved nations by her prostitution
and peoples by her witchcraft.”
Nahum 3: 4

Are you afraid of plots by the elite, to brainwash you?  Plots like the Blue Beam Project?  Afraid you might be a target for a microchip in your brain?  Perhaps these plots serve best to inflate our fears and direct our attentions elsewhere.  While we are worrying about the horrifying, and the extreme, do we even notice that what we fear has already subtly crept into our reality, in the form of something small and harmless?

Watching TV

We have all been bewitched.  Whether we realize it or not, we live in an alternate reality.  Our opinions, our values, our emotions, our desires, and our dreams have all been carefully crafted and fed to us.  It has been done so effectively that we would all vehemently deny it!  Yet, how many of us have not watched movies, listened to the radio, played video games, or watched television for several hours a day . . . nearly every day . . . of every year . . . of almost our entire life?

The voices all blend into one.  We repeatedly get the same messages, albeit from different vantage points, through the eyes of different characters, in the context of different situations.  Bit by bit we are molded and shaped.

It is no mistake that our culture has descended into an abyss of perversion, corruption, greed and violence.  If you follow the short history of television, you will see that the time line of our societal decay is enveloped in the same time frame.  It is beyond argument that the substance of television programming has undergone the same degeneration as our morals.

It is argued that art mirrors reality, but in the case of this form of ‘art’, I would beg to differ.  Our culture has closely followed our entertainment media, right down the drain.  There may be a speck of truth to the argument–yes, someone, somewhere may have done what is portrayed, but after it becomes ‘art’  many people feel tempted and emboldened to do it themselves.  And for every one that does it many others, who don’t, feel an empathy with those who do.

How many of those who are terrified, at the thought of the ‘elite’ coming up with a way to brainwash the masses, are still tuning in to their favorite shows, night after night?

Sure, we know the difference between truth and fiction, fantasy and reality–or do we?  Not everything we experience is filtered by our conscious and logic.  Our subconscious absorbs far more than we are aware of, and treats it all as though it were real.

Great swells of emotion-stirring music accompany us as we vicariously experience what the character is living.  The strong emotions it evinces serve to further embed the message and anchor it in our memories.  By the end of a three hour movie, our hearts are full of anger and vengeance–or lust and temptation–fodder to chew on later, as memories of the movie rise to the surface of our consciousness from time to time.  Those pictures and feelings we just can’t get out of our mind . . . and with them, the emotion inspired justifications for things that we knew were wrong, just a few  hours earlier.

Prerecorded applause and laughter punctuate the storyline at the appropriate times while we watch situational comedies.  The story lines are designed to stretch our tolerance as the envelope of decency and morality is pushed farther and farther.  The laughter and clapping follow jokes that are increasingly coarse and deviant, and give us the illusion of being surrounded by others who are all in agreement.  No one wants to stand alone, so we push our objections aside and laugh too.

In this fantasy world, we are one with the crowd.  Christian or not, we can set our morals aside and pretend we really live in this alternate reality–a world without God, without rules, without judgment, without remorse, where we determine what is right and wrong.  And of course, later, we’ll come back to the real world.  But, like an agent too deep undercover, eventually we don’t.  Eventually this pleasurable world, where we spend so much time, supplants reality.  Eventually its tentacles have wrapped so firmly around our heart and mind that we cannot free ourselves–indeed, we can’t even discern that we have become thoroughly ensnared.

Surely Jesus saw our day, when he explained that we would be judged by the content of our hearts.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’  But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5: 27-28

I would argue that we are judged for how we respond to fantasy as well as for how we respond in real life.  Because–it is our heart that will be judged, not merely our actions.

Consider the rest of the passage:

“If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” Matthew 5: 29-30

What you feed your mind eventually becomes a part of you.  I grew up in the television age and I can see the change in myself, over the years, from continuing to partake of ‘American entertainment’, even as a Christian.  Now, after more than six months of not watching television, it is easier to observe how it works, when I do see it.

” . . . By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.”
Revelation 18: 23

Don’t think you’re being brainwashed?  Too proud to believe that you are being molded and shaped?  Don’t think it could happen to you?  It probably already has.  Your denial serves to confirm it.

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