David Icke: The Origin of Prison Religions

Is it all coincidence, or something else? In the following video, David Icke examines the origin of modern mainstream religions and finds some startling similarities between them all. Icke sees religions as mental prisons, designed to keep their followers under control, and questions the necessity for the involvement of a middle man, a priest for example, in someone’s own personal relationship with ‘God’. Watch Icke’s explanation of ‘prison religions’ here: Related articles God is Simply Thought in the Third Dimension Is It Time to Rethink Life-without-Parole Sentencing? Georgia Pastor Has His Mind Blown by European Atheists: ‘If There’s No God, Why Should I Believe?’ Stealing Children For Profit Reincarnation Is Enslavement by Greg Calise The Final Trick of the Matrix Control System New World Order (NWO)

AMERICAN BISHOP EXPLAINS HOW RELIGION IS ‘MADE UP’ AND USED TO CONTROL PEOPLE

Religion is a controversial topic, and I’d like to preface this article by saying that it is not my aim to belittle or diminish anyone’s beliefs. My problem is not with faith but with religion as an organization, which has been used as a means of control, to pit people against each other, and to incite terror and war. Religion in this context serves the purposes of many various global elitist agendas. Religion is also confusing, to say the least; within several different religions exist different ‘sects,’ each with their own teachings and version of the ‘truth’ and how to live one’s life. Within Christianity alone, there are multiple versions of the Bible, and teachings that contradict one another. What one religion says in one part of the world may directly oppose what another says in a different part of the world. This alone is a recipe for feelings of confusion and isolation […] Read More

Retired Bishop Explains Why the Church Invented Hell

Religions tend to invent ideas and concepts just like every other creative human enterprise, and they have unleashed some remarkably bad ideas onto humanity. by Vic Bishop, Waking Times Most of these are centered around the notion of telling people what to do and how to live their lives, with the aim of convincing people that conformity to church guidelines will bring some intangible reward in the afterlife. One example of many is the Christian belief that the one and only way not to eternally burn in Hell is to accept Jesus Christ as the savior, as if no other deity or religious experience is valid to the human experience. The concept of heaven and hell has been so ingrained into the human psyche that many people cannot see beyond this limiting paradigm to any other possibility. Retired Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong, however, doesn’t seem to believe in […] Read More

Capitalism is Our New Religion

As the Christmas season rapidly encroaches again this year, I decided to wonder if the annual Christianity festival rejoicing the birth of Jesus Christ has much relevance today, or whether it has now been completely hijacked by corporate elites to peddle their useless tat to the masses. Christmas has now become synonymous with giant inflatable illuminated Santas and their whole entourage of prancing reindeer adorning people’s houses, sucking the national grid dry for an entire month, and the irritating warbling from Noddy Holder blasting from every public place, unrelenting, every year, forever. It’s a perverted version of the sirens myth, but instead the prize is half-price toasters and glow-in-the-dark golf clubs. What would Jesus make of today’s consumer-driven society, where the acquisition and consumption of material goods is celebrated more so than the ideologies that Christmas was founded upon? I, for one, think he would be pretty disgusted and […] Read More

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science. Researchers presented 5- and 6-year-old children from both public and parochial schools with three different types of stories — religious, fantastical and realistic –- in an effort to gauge how well they could identify narratives with impossible elements as fictional. The study found that, of the 66 participants, children who went to church or were enrolled in a parochial school were significantly less able than secular children to identify supernatural elements, such as talking animals, as fictional. By relating seemingly impossible religious events achieved through divine intervention (e.g., Jesus transforming water into wine) to fictional narratives, religious children would more heavily rely on religion to justify their false categorizations. “In both studies, [children exposed to religion] were less likely to […] Read More

Teacher Forces Students to Admit God is a Myth or Get Failing Grade

“KATY, Texas – A Texas seventh-grader is standing up for her religious beliefs after she alleges her teacher forced students to deny that God is real, and threatened them with failing grades if they don’t agree. Jordan Wooley, a seventh grade student at West Memorial Junior High School in the Katy Independent School District, testified at a school board meeting last night about an assignment in her reading class that caused a serious controversy, and expressed frustration about her teacher’s atheist indoctrination. “Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not real. Our teacher had started off saying that the assignment had been giving problems all day. We were asked to take a poll to say whether God is fact, opinion or a myth and she told anyone who said fact or opinion was wrong and God was only […] Read More

The Berenstein Bears – The Smoking Gun of The Matrix?

Hollywood has had a great deal of fun with the ideas of time loops, alternate universes, reality shifts, and parallel timelines – “glitch in the Matrix”, “Groundhog Day”, “Back to the Future”, to name a few that have entered our collective consciousness. But that’s just entertainment. In our reality, once in a while, something seems to be amiss in a similar manner. Years ago, there was some speculation about the “Mandela Effect”, the idea that many people seem to have remembered that Nelson Mandela died in prison, which, of course, he didn’t. At least not in this universe. It seems that this was sort of a “soft glitch”, because only some people remembered the event – one of those cases where you don’t quite remember where you heard the news, but it is in your memory. Perhaps it was just an urban legend that got passed around through word […] Read More

The Forbidden Secrets of the Church

Pao L. Chang, Contributor Waking Times Religion is a very powerful system to use for shaping cultures and societies. Throughout human history, religion has played an important role for helping the human race evolve. Unfortunately, most of the knowledge in religion has been heavily distorted. To make matters worse, the enlightening and empowering knowledge in religion is encoded to prevent us from knowing the “forbidden” secrets of our history. In the right hands, religion can be used to empower the people. However, in the wrong hands, it can be used to enslave the minds of the people. The unwanted truth is that the system of religion has fallen into the hands of certain power addict and controlling people. Religion is one of the most powerful tools to use for enslaving our minds and souls, because it manipulates us to think that we are weak and powerless, and need to […] Read More

You Cannot Be a Republican and a Christian

The modern Republican Party’s hell-bent embodiment of nearly everything Christ warned against has become so serious that we have to call it out. No one in American life today proclaims their allegiance to Christ more conspicuously than those who have rejected most of what Christ actually taught: Republicans. The modern Republican Party’s hell-bent embodiment of nearly everything Christ warned against has become so serious that we have to call it out. You cannot be a Republican and a Christian. Of course, it wasn’t always this way. There was a time, maybe even as recently as the early 1990s, when to support the Republican Party was not altogether evil. And further back, of course, things were even more different. As Garrison Keillor once reminisced, Republicans used to be: moderate, business-minded civic boosters and unapologetic patriots who were the linchpins and bulwarks of small towns across the Midwest, the enthusiastic backers […] Read More

My Horrible Right-Wing Past: Confessions of a One-Time Religious Right Icon

I was a religious fanatic appealing to political leaders. Today, the fanatics are the political leaders. I am a white, privileged, well-off, 61-year-old former Republican religious right-wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago. The New York Times profiled my change of heart, saying that to my former friends I’m considered a “traitorous prince” since my religious-right family was once thought of as “evangelical royalty.” Only in the Mafia, the British Royal family and big-time American religion is a nepotistic rise to power seen as normal. And I was good at it. And I hated it while hypocritically profiting from it; until, that is, in the mid-1980s, I quit. These days I describe myself as an atheist who believes in God. Ironically, I helped my father become famous in the religion sector. In the 1970s I directed and produced two film series featuring Dad with book companions that became evangelical bestsellers: How […] Read More

2014: The Mystery of Jesus in Japan

No matter what one’s religious affiliation, there is no denying that one of the most readily recognizable figures in all of the world’s  religions is none other than Jesus Christ. There is a rich history of stories and adventures attributed to this iconic figure, but did one of these adventures involve Jesus traveling to ancient Japan? According to the folklore of one remote mountain village in the northern corner of Japan, Jesus Christ not only journeyed to Japan, but also found his final resting place here rather than dying on the cross in Golgotha. For all of you scratching your heads right now, let’s take a look into the weird story of Jesus Christ’s alleged life in Japan. Tucked away within the mountainous terrain of Aomori prefecture, in the northern region of Japan, is a village by the name of Shingō. It is a modest village of only 2,632 people, […] Read More

Pope Declares Evolution & Big Bang Theory Are Real & That ‘God Isn’t A Magician’

Pope Francis continues to shake-up the Christian world with his latest public revelation, announcing that evolution and the big bang theory are in fact real, and that god is no ‘magician with a magic wand.’ Speaking to the Pontificial Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis’s words lessened the divide between the Christian faith and science with his shocking assertion about mankind’s evolution. Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator –arguing instead that they “require it.” “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said. He added, “he created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfilment.” “The Big Bang, which today we hold to […] Read More

JESUS’S, MARY’S AND JOSEPHS COMPLICATE CLAIM

One oblong clay box, measuring 65 centimeters by 25 centimeters by 30 centimeters, had an engraving reading “Yeshua Bar Yohosef” (Jesus son of Joseph) and another box in the area was inscribed as “Mary,” but they were not necessarily the burial repositories of Christianity’s holy family, reported the Associated Press, among other sources. Motti Neiger, the Israel Antiquities Authority spokesperson, dismissed the public allegations that the boxes excavated from a building site near Jerusalem had once contained the bones of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. Neiger considered the claim as “a nice news story for Easter.” The boxes had been discovered by a reporter from BBC1, Douglas Hogg, and his Heart of the Matter television program associates. The Sunday Times of London had published a report, which lured many correspondents to the basement warehouse of the Israel Antiquities Authority in order to view the coffins. The box of “Yeshua Bar […] Read More