Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Relying Upon What Other People Say


If there was any time in my life when I have been in any serious trouble, it was because of my belief in what other people say or write.  As a man, I have to say that my mistake in life is not listening to my inner voice of conscience where the true commandments and the natural laws reside.  I believe that God created us with this latent knowledge of right and wrong; good and evil.  All men and women live under the same rules and under the natural law that God created.  So then the real God is the one who created us, and the rest of it is just a bunch of nonsense.  While there are other cultures and different races, the fact is that all people have to reside under the same basic conditions of the natural order.  Paying attention to the natural laws and using right reason and common sense will always be a benefit.  The true culprits to living a good natural life are evil people who establish evil governments and evil religions.  Since government and religion are the two most destructive components to a happy life, I want to spend some time on how they work, what they teach, and the danger of blindly accepting their doctrines without any question.

Doubting Thomases

Some people who question the veracity of a subject are many times called "doubting Thomas" because the question the truth about a teaching.  Questioning the truth of anything is always healthy.  If the Bible says that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, then it would be a reasonable act to question the facts or the evidence that support this conclusion.  If this doctrine is blindly accepted, then the person praying to Jesus Christ as if he is God has the potential of falling into idolatry for believing in a lie.  This is why people are so easily fooled.  They listen to a preacher, and for whatever reason, accept what is being said as the truth without ever knowing for sure if it is true.  I believe in the God who created me because I am conscious of my own existence and I can see and marvel at the beauty of the creation.  In other words, I use the results of the creation as my evidence for God's existence.  I don't believe in any kind of evolution because I see no evidence in nature to support the idea of it.  I don't need a book to understand the workings of God; I can see it for myself.

There is no end to the evil that can be said or written down, so it is essential that people learn to think for themselves and to come up with their most rational conclusions.  Religions, in general, produce more trouble than they are worth, and they distort those things that God created to fulfill their own deviant agenda.  If I look at the results or the fruit of the various religions, I am never impressed with their results, behavior, nor their wisdom.  I am actually shocked at their hypocrisy.  And in today's world it is difficult not to be a hypocrite and that's one area of behavior upon which many people need to improve.

I was brought up as a Roman Catholic from the time I was a young boy, and I couldn't believe the nonsense I learned.  Upon reading the bible, I figured out that the Catholic church wasn't even Christian, in the biblical sense of the term.  As I moved on in life, I went through most of the Christian denominations only to find that they too, while calling themselves "Christians" were just as corrupted as the Roman Catholics.  I eventually withdrew from all churches because the bad fruit of them was clearly visible and their teachings were not true and they were doing damage to my life.  Once I withdrew, most of my problems disappeared.  That was a difficult lesson to learn, but now I check the facts and the evidence first before arriving at a conclusion.  In starting over, I believe in the God who created us and I believe in the use of the commandments and the natural law.  I have also found that many of the earlier Christian writings were more helpful in learning virtue and morality than what was in the bible.  Why would those books be removed from use?  Probably because the modern day Pharisees do not want to be teaching morals and virtue.  Oh sure, they give it lip-service as a cover, but the facts show that these books were removed when they should have been included.  These books contained the teaching that fornication is bad, but also the dynamics of it and how to avoid it.
(Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs)  It is one thing to say don't do it but is is also nice to know the reason why.  Homosexuality could never have taken hold if there were real godliness in today's society. It  would not be tolerated.  Both religion and government have failed to be a hedge against perversion but do more to accelerate it.

It is my opinion that God's existence doesn't depend upon any set of books.  It is also my opinion that learning virtue and wisdom doesn't not depend on any books but right reason and common sense.  However, I do put high value in the biblical writings of Proverbs and Psalms.  Those are the most practical and they should be mastered if that's possible.    And as long as they reflect the truth, I will continue to read them.

Thus, in the religious venue, what facts does anyone have that the bible is the word of God?  What facts do Muslims have the Koran is the word of God or Allah?  I would answer the bible question in that I don't have facts, but those statements that line up with the commandments and the natural law, I can then receive them as truth.  But to have a blind faith in any religious or political writing is, in my mind, extremely dangerous.  Any writing that displays the truth is going to be of value.  And that is up to the reader to determine what's true and what isn't.  I think it is always reasonable to have a healthy skepticism for any writing and belief until the truth of the subject matter can be determined.  To do otherwise may put a man in a weak position.

What facts do I have that God exists?  Here's my opinion.

  1. Fact: the universe exists and it is highly complex, but it is always coordinated so that one thing doesn't exist without the other.
  2. Fact: The beauty of the creation is always perfect from every angle.  Most everything in nature looks good and is there for the enjoyment of man and beast.
  3. Fact: I know right and wrong with that latent knowledge that God bestowed on me.  If I take the time to reason something out according to the natural law, I will always get good results. If I make the wrong choice, then I suffer for it.
  4. The conscience should always be followed because I believe God gave us all one to keep the discipline of the natural law.

These are just a few of the reasons I believe in God because within the proper context of the natural law; it is difficult to go wrong.  But if a man picks up a book and then blindly believes it to be the "word of God" I believe that there is where a lot of problems start.  The bible alone has so many different versions, that it is difficult to discern who said what.  Which writer is lying or telling the truth?  How is anyone going to sort all that out?  Yet, it is easier to simply test any writing with the standard of the natural law which confirm the commandments.  If it doesn't make any sense, then it is probably better just to set questionable teachings aside, rather than use them and then find out later they were wrong.

Pitting one group of people against another

In order to gain control of the people, the govtards, and the religious people fulminate "jihads" or "holy wars" against people for no other reason than to take control and make slaves out of them.  Going to war and then claiming God told us to do it is shameless bullshit.  These wars are recalled in the Bible and the Koran yet there is nothing in nature nor in the commandments that suggest anything about any virtue in going to war.  I don't recall God ever telling me to go to war with anyone.  The wisdom of the commandments tells me that a man or woman is much better of not joining any military.  And the reason should be that being a part of a military is going to provoke them into breaking one of the commandments.  Breaking the commandments always produces bad results.  No one should fall for this scam, yet many of our young people go to fight old men's satanic wars and then destroy their own lives as a result.  Almost all wars in modern history were intentionally started so that the powers that be could take control out of the chaos.  I wonder why young people keep joining the military.

Don't rely completely on any writing or other media in order to make informed judgments..

I am of the opinion that a belief in anything should be based completely upon any form of media.  Just because someone wrote something down, doesn't necessarily mean that the writing is true.  I try to approach a writing with a certain amount of skepticism because I know just how easy it is to twist the facts into the meaningless garbage.  I avoid most other media including television.  This medium is extremely destructive to the mind and everything seen on it should be highly questioned.  The power of evil is in the lie. Of course, the lie breaks God's commandments, so it really doesn't have much power within the context of the relationship between good and bad.  But the lie has the ability to turn our minds to things that are not true and it distorts our thinking.  And for this reason, when I read something, I always keep in mind that I may come across a bunch of lies.  When that happens, I just avoid the lies and attempt to ascertain the truth.  This keeps me out of a lot of trouble.

On Reading and Writing

Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land


  1. Although I have tremendously enjoyed reading your articles on a variety of different subjects, as I perused thru the list of books you have for reading, I was frankly, shocked that you actually have the book of enoch as a title in the list. What proof do you even have that Enoch wrote this? I have read only a part of it, and can see why it is not included in God's Word. As proof from the book of enoch, I refer you to chapter 40 verse 9, which is as far as I got before realizing that this is NOT God's work, rather it is a blasphemous and poorly written "account" of a time that never was.
    Speaking of angels verse 9 of chapter 40 says that an angel by the name of "Phanuel" has been set over the repentance unto hope of those who inherit eternal life EXCUSE ME!!????? WHAT????
    I'm sorry, but THAT IS BLASPHEMY!!!! It is the LORD JESUS CHRIST ALONE who has been set over the repentance of those who inherit eternal life....not some heretofore unknown angel, whose name by the way does not appear anywhere in the Bible, let alone as one tasked with repentance of souls. I decided not to read any further as if this is a lie, why read anymore? I am dismayed that you would admonish the readers of your site to not rely on what someone else says, but you yourself have no problem with including the book of enoch as something "edifying", which given the amount of time that has passed, would probably go under the category of "hearsay". I have not gone down the list of books that you have offered precisely because of this. If you offer enoch's book as a "serious read" why would anyone think that , say, the book of Jasher would be any different? Please explain your inclusion of the book of enoch.

    1. Mike,

      I don't have any proof that anyone wrote anything, but I find the writing very interesting. Apparently, it was used in the early Christian church. I try to reason this material with right reason and common sense and I'm getting to the point that I'm trying very hard not to believe anything unless I can reason it out myself. If you read the whole thing, you can see the emphasis on morality or keeping the commandments. This is a subject that most "Christians" miss out on to their destruction. Try reading this and then judge the piece by what it says. There are some missing passages so I take it with a grain of salt. But remember, most writings have been distorted by the power structure. Thus right reason and common sense will always work better than a writing.

    2. OK, now I'm really starting to wonder about you.... you find the writing "very interesting"? Emphasizing "morality and common sense" along with "reasoning it out"...and you have the basis for many different philosophies already in the world, but nothing that I would be willing to bet my soul on. I take issue specifically with your shocking revelation using the subtlety of "buddhistic thinking" . Who cares about "right reasoning"? One can reason themselves into oblivion, rightly so...nonetheless, it ain't right. I have judged the piece by what it says, when I encounter blasphemy in one section, why would there be a need to go any further "just to see if any more blasphemy is ahead...or not"?
      I give you Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV as a rebuttal....Is "right reasoning" something you really wish to advocate as a "good thing", when His Word plainly states otherwise? Given our sin nature, why would common sense be something good? We are talking about the SOULS of human beings here, Al...which is why I am so vigorous about this article , I am not trying to come down on you, just concerned about where exactly you are leading us, your readers. "Reasoning things out" , I believe, is one of the main reasons we are in the mess we find ourselves I'm not necessarily a fan of yet more continued "reasonings", they seem to leave us more frayed than not. Do you understand where I'm coming from?

    3. Right reasoning is something we are born with but have learned not to use through blind acceptance of religious doctrines. We are in the mess we have today because men don't want to take the time and reason things out and use common sense. Government and religion are the two things that are so destructive to the well-being to mankind. If you look at the behavior of those in religion and in government you can plainly see that they are the ones responsible for all of the disobedience to God's commandments which are supported by natural law. BTW, there's no such thing as human beings. The only way to do things correctly is to find out how the creator wants it and then do it. All the tools we need to know that are in the natural law, we just have to learn to call our own shots and then abide within the parameters of the commandments and natural law. It's easier because we were all born with the ability to make the right judgments.

    4. Your views are very much Islamic, if only you know. You recognized the corruption of the church and idolatry of worshipping Jesus Christ. If only you would read the Qur'an, it is easy and straightforward and meant for everyone as the final guidance. It talks much as well of the corruption of the People of the Book to God's true laws. You have to obey the laws contained to succeed as well as accepting the final messenger. Here are verses I've selected for you. Rest assured that nothing has changed ever and these are verified translations. Allah = God in Arabic and as a matter of fact is more or less the same word for God in Aramaic and Hebrew as well, the languages of the ancient Prophets including Jesus, peace be upon them.
      This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah. (Surah Al-Baqara, 2) Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion.Say: "The Guidance of Allah,-that is the (only) Guidance." Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against Allah. (Surah Al-Baqara, 120)They say: "Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation)." Say thou: "Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and he joined not gods with Allah." (Surah Al-Baqara, 135)So if they believe as ye believe, they are indeed on the right path; but if they turn back, it is they who are in schism; but Allah will suffice thee as against them, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Surah Al-Baqara, 137)When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah hath revealed:" They say: "Nay! we shall follow the ways of our fathers." What! even though their fathers Were void of wisdom and guidance? (Surah Al-Baqara, 170)
      The Book [of deeds] will be placed before them and you will see the guilty apprehensive about its contents. They will say, Woe to us! What a record this is! It does not leave any deed, small or large, unaccounted for! They will find everything they ever did laid in front of them: your Lord will not be unjust to anyone.
      When We said to the angels, Prostrate yourselves before Adam, all prostrated themselves except Satan. He was one of the jinn and he disobeyed his Lords command. Do you then take him and his offspring as protectors instead of Me, despite their enmity towards you? This is an evil exchange for the wrongdoers! I did not call them to witness at the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor at their own creation; I do not take as My helpers those who lead others astray.
      On that Day He will say to them, Call on those whom you thought to be My partners. And they will call on them, but their prayer will not be heard; and We shall place a barrier [of enmity] between them. The guilty shall see the Fire and realize that they are going to fall into it: they shall find no way of escape from it.
      We have explained in various ways in this Quran, for the benefit of mankind, all kinds of examples, but man is most contentious. Nothing prevents people from believing when they are given guidance or from asking forgiveness of their Lord, but the fact that the fate of the previous peoples should befall them or to have the punishment come upon them face to face. We only send the messengers to bring good news and to give warning. Those who deny use fallacious arguments to nullify the truth, treating My revelations and My warnings as a jest. Who is more wicked than he who has been reminded of the revelations of his Lord, then turns away from them and forgets what his own hands have done? [18:49-]

    5. The Book of Enoch I found to be very interesting for many reasons. One reason is that it stresses the importants of keeping the commandments. Another reason is that there's a verse in there that talks about how God didn't intend for man to confirm his faith with paper and ink. That verse stuck in my mind. So, given that verse, all of these religious writings would come into question. Again, since most of use communicate with reading and writing, it is important to make sure what is being read is true. I've been mislead by many "churches" and I refuse to engage them any longer. They have proven themselves to be completely corrupted. If Christianity is real, it would have been before the third century or the Nicean Council. It is reported by some that the Book of Enoch was included as a part of Christian literature. I find that the biggest danger in any religion now is the chance of falling into idolatry. This is why I emphasize that people do their own thinking and reasoning. We all should be coming up with the same answer.

    6. The Qur'an was a revelation of speech. It is memorized through recitation in its entirety for generations and that has been a way to preserve it. It is easier now to be read and understood through written text but the message remains the same. The unique aspect of the Qur'an is its preservation, which Allah promised in the Scripture itself. It was needed because the previous scriptures were constantly altered and lost the original meaning through multiple translations and corrupt priests and rabbis changed them for societal advantages. That is not the case with the Qur'an which has remained in its entirety in Arabic since its revelation over 1400 years ago.

      But you are making excuses, the truth is right in front of you, why don't you investigate it?

      You can see everything with Islam clearly - it's not like Judaism which has much hidden knowledge nor like Christianity which has much confused - it's straightforward for all to accept and follow. But alas, as Allah SWT says, only those with intellect and pure hearts will receive it. I pray that you will be guided because you are so close.

    7. Also, you overestimate the average human. Majority of people are far from being thinkers and philosophers who can sit and think about the truth. It would be cruel to expect so much from them, that is why clear guidance and instructions are needed you see. That is the mercy of God.