The Real Story of Angels & Demons

“Every visible thing in the world is put under the charge of an angel.”  – St Augustine In 2002 the British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph reported that the Vatican had banned the veneration of those angels who do not appear in the authorised texts of the Bible. This was an attempt to counter the influence of unnamed New Age groups who were allegedly recruiting new members within the Roman Catholic Church. In future, prayers were only to be directed to the three archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael who are mentioned in the Bible. According to the apocryphal and banned Book of Enoch these were the angelic beings responsible for binding the wicked fallen angels or Watchers who had transgressed God’s law. The news report said that the early Church had excluded the book, attributed to the Old Testament prophet and patriarch Enoch, from the authorized version of the Bible […] Read More

Before Religion This Is How People Connected With Their Spirituality

“The shaman is not merely a sick man, or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself.” – Terence McKenna Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, and author who spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including psychedelic drugs, plant-based entheogens, shamanism, metaphysics, alchemy, language, philosophy, culture, technology, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He was called the “Timothy Leary of the ’90s”, “one of the leading authorities on the ontological foundations of shamanism”, and the “intellectual voice of rave culture”. Shamanism is a spiritual practice found in cultures around the world from ancient times up to the present day. First and foremost, shamans’ practices are practical and adaptable. These practices coexist over millennia with varying cultures, systems of government, and organized religious practices. Many formalized religions, from Buddhism to Christianity, came from […] Read More

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

Top 10 Most Restrictive, False and Dangerous Religious Beliefs

Restrictive, false and dangerous religious beliefs abound throughout the world, and dominate the mainstream teachings of organized religion. by Makia Freeman Religion has caused a lot of unnecessary pain to mankind, despite whatever truth and good intentions it has. Some of these dangerous religious beliefs fool you into thinking you can out-source your morality, ethics or spirituality to some external organization. Others prevent you from taking full responsibility for yourself and your actions, thus hindering you from stepping fully into your power. Still others goad you into a false sense of security where there is none. All of them limit you and the deeper realization of Who You Are. The suffering perpetrated by religion (which continues to this day) stems from restrictive,  false and dangerous religious beliefs – based on separation.  Additionally, all of them stem from the single fundamental delusion of separateness, i.e. that we are discrete and […] Read More

Spiritual Without Being Religious — Is It Possible?

Can one be spiritual without being religious and vice versa? An increasing population believes so. Here’s how and why the differentiation came into being. by Helen E. Williams, DreamcatcherReality.com Before we get down to deciding the relationship between religiousness and spirituality, it is important to define these terms. For the most part, different groups may have different definitions. There is ample room for debate around this topic. But to make matters simpler, we’ll use the theories set by one of the most distinguished philosophers of the decade, Ken Wilber, also known as the Einstein of Consciousness Research. According to some recent surveys conducted by different organizations, an increasing proportion of people regard themselves as “spiritual but not religious”. This difference stems from difference of opinions and perceptions about the truth. Here’s how Ken Wilber explains why this is possible. How True Is The Truth? There are two kinds of […] 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

These 5 Studies Suggest Religion Isn’t Working

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” — Jesus Christ, as quoted in Matthew 7:15-16 Most arguments about religion—pro or con—have to do with what we feel the relative accuracy of our metaphysical speculations, prejudices, and traditions to be. These arguments are generally pointless, increasingly so when the participants have little in common. But if we look at religion as a social institution, we can reasonably ask whether it’s working in that secular capacity. And the secular role of religion is that it is supposed to promote sound moral values and make adherents better people than they would otherwise be. The near-consensus view seems to be that it works quite well in that capacity. Last year, the Pew Research Center published a study that found U.S. residents are about evenly divided on […] 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