“No religion is greater than TRUTH. No Faith is greater than fact”- Malcolm X.

Preamble: “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” ~ Harriet Tubman

You start dying slowly if you become a slave of your habits, walking everyday on the same paths… If you do not change your routine. You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read. You don’t see with your eyes, you see with your brain and the more words your brain has, the more you can see.
Sounds like a preachment on morality? Well what if it is.

Books give a person a holistic bigger view of the universe, yet a fanatic needs only a very narrow angle to life. Churchill summed it up excellently when he said a fanatic is somebody who will not change his minds and will not change his subject.

You start dying slowly if you do not allow yourself, at least once in your lifetime to run away from sensible advice. Mainstream religions are ostensibly sensible advice due to years of cultural conditioning.

Social Critic and humorist, Mark Twain criticized conventional religion by the sentiment whereby he felt that the church of his time had lost touch with everyday life. He went further to state that: “If Christ were here now, there is one thing he would not be– a Christian.”

JESUS WAS A RADICAL NONVIOLENT REVOLUTIONARY WHO HANG AROUND WITH LEPERS HOOKERS AND CROOKS; WASN’T AMERICAN AND NEVER SPOKE ENGLISH; WAS ANTI-WEALTH ANTI-DEATH PENALTY ANTI-PUBLIC PRAYER (MATTHEW 6:5); BUT WAS NEVER ANTI-GAY, NEVER MENTIONED ABORTION OR BIRTH CONTROL, NEVER CALLED THE POOR LAZY, NEVER JUSTIFIED TORTURE, NEVER FOUGHT FOR TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHIEST NAZARENES, NEVER ASKED A LEPER FOR A COPAY; AND WAS A LONG-HAIRED BROWN-SKINNED HOMELESS COMMUNITY-ORGANIZING ANTI-SLUT-SHAMING MIDDLE EASTERN JEW.

Before getting carried away, however, let it be said that A good society allows you to believe in any God or other mythical creature. What it doesn’t allow is for you to do bad things in their name.

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If an ideology is peaceful, we will see its extremists and literalists as the most peaceful people on earth, that's called common sense.

Extremist ideas remain in the dark, forgotten corners of history unless their time comes. And IS time came, with Afghanistan, Iraq, and everything that followed.

If they are a 'Religion of PEACE" then why aren't their Extremists, extremely peaceful?

Religion isn’t under attack. Its being called out!

Religion isn’t under attack. Its being called out!

“You should just shut up and let people believe whatever they want.”

If we did that:
People would still believe the earth is flat.
Witches would still be burned at the stake.
Black people would still be slaves.
Jews would still be burned in ovens.
Women would have no equal rights.
Gays would not be winning their own equality.

Shall I continue? Or should I just shut up and let you continue to be a coward?

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“You gotta respect everyone’s beliefs.” NO YOU DON’T.
That’s what gets us in trouble. You have to acknowledge everyone’s beliefs.

You have the right to believe in what you want. I have the right to believe its ridiculous.

It’s funny when monsters start calling demons bad influential statistics on the society.

The source of man’s unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature. The pertinacity with which he clings to blind opinions imbibed in his infancy, which interweave themselves with his existence, the consequent prejudice that warps his mind, that prevents its expansion, that renders him the slave of fiction, appears to doom him to continual error.

— d’Holbach, The System of Nature.

You only need one religion. Love. Love does not insist in its own way. Love is open minded. A person whose heart knows love will have a Single-minded and totally selfless pursuit of knowledge, for its own sake because the greatest impurity is ignorance. Free yourself from it. Be pure.
Kevin Gates is the best street rapper there is, an unparalleled social commentator too but when it comes to Islam, the guy is the dumber o dumbest ignoramus rabble rousing bigot. It really irks me that religion can make someone that dumb. Religion poisons everything good in this world.
The universe is made up of protons, neutrons, electrons and morons.

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RELIGION: THE PRACTICE OF TRAINING YOUR MIND TO IGNORE EVIDENCE, LOGIC AND REASON, WHILE BEING ABLE TO BELIEVE IN FAIRYTALES BASED ON FAITH ALONE…
AND BEING PROUD OF IT RATHER THAN ASHAMED.

Nobody is more indoctrinated than the indoctrinator.” I chewed it and swallowed it for you. You’re welcome. When you find, or compose, or are moonstruck by a good proof, there’s a sense of inevitability, of innate truth. You understand that the thing is true, and you understand why, and you see that it can’t be any other way. It’s like falling in love. How do you know that you’ve fallen in love? You just do. So again, you’re welcome.

In this sense, God’s greatest moment is the moment you realize you need no God.
I know, I know…this is the antithesis of everything you have ever been taught. Yet your teachers have taught you of an angry God, a jealous God, a God who needs to be needed. And that is not a God at all, but a neurotic substitute for that which would be a deity.

A true master is not one with the most students, but one who creates the most Masters.
A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders.
A true king is not the one with the most subjects, but one who leads the most to royalty.
A true teacher is not the one with the most knowledge, but one who causes the most others to have knowledge.
A true God is not One with the most servants, but One who serves the most, thereby making Gods of all others.

Science has a habit of asking stupid questions. Stupid, that is, by the standards of common sense. But time and time again we have found that common sense is a poor guide to what really goes on in the world.

Again, the good thing about science is its true. Whether you believe it or not.

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion. As much as religion is true and magnificent, It is polluted too much. And has too many bottlenecks and asterisks so profound.

The Bible is Like a rose growing in manure. Some stuff is pretty nice, but most of it is surrounded by a pile of shit.

The Bible says that there was water and plant life on earth before the sun was created.

Let that sink in.

Christians should just bow to facts and accept that their time is wrong; the world is not 6,000 years as the Bible purports, it is billions of years, According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed about 4.54 billion years ago. , Noah’s flood never happened. Evolution is real. Dinosaurs existed and died 65 million years ago.

It is not what the man of science believes that distinguishes him, but how and why he believes it. His beliefs are tentative, not dogmatic; they are based on evidence, not on authority or intuition.

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The only difference between Religion and superstition is the spelling. Give your tithe to the Scientists

They should call the creation story a metaphor.

The problem lays in the literal translation of metaphors. Every faith in the world is based on fabrication. That is the definition of faith-acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. Every religion describes God through metaphor, allegory, and exaggeration, from the early Egyptians through modern Sunday School. Metaphors are a way to help our minds process the unprocessible. The problems arise when we begin to believe literally in our own metaphors.

Religion isn’t under attack. Its being called out! It should be an image of Caesar’s wife, a beyond-reproach paragon of virtue. Why tell us to be perfect while you ain’t perfect.

“Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins and astrology ends, and astronomy begins.” ~ Christopher Hitchens.

First law of philosophy: For every philosopher, there exists an equal and opposite philosopher.
Second Law of Philosophy: They’re either both wrong or they are both right.

So why not integrate?

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"Integration". Artist- Unknown

I know of no society in recorded history that ever suffered because its people became too reasonable.

The world has never morphed into religion. Religion morphs into the world.

Rome, now the seat of the Vatican ; as it was expanding in the ancient Roman Empire, it always took the most formidable religion in their expansee and incorporated it into their own lore.

Rome was basically a sponge. When the Roman Republic conquered Greece in 146 BC, it took much of Greek religion (along with many other aspects of Greek culture such as literary and architectural styles) and incorporated it into its own. The Greek gods were equated with the ancient Roman deities; Zeus with Jupiter, Hera with Juno, Poseidon with Neptune, Aphrodite with Venus, Ares with Mars, Artemis with Diana, Athena with Minerva, Hermes with Mercury, Hephaestus with Vulcan, Hestia with Vesta, Demeter with Ceres, Hades with Pluto, Tyche with Fortuna, and Pan with Faunus. Some of the gods, such as Apollo and Bacchus, had earlier been adopted by the Romans. There were also many deities that existed in the Roman religion before its interaction with Greece that weren’t associated with a Greek deity, including Janus and Quirinus.

The Papacy wields too much power because of Constantine. Christianity was shaped by Paganism. Here’s evidence to prove.

Jesus Christ was a historical figure of staggering influence, perhaps the most enigmatic and inspirational leader the world has ever seen. As the prophesied Messiah, Jesus toppled kings, inspired millions, and founded new philosophies. As a descendant of the lines of King Solomon and King David, Jesus possessed a rightful claim to the throne of the King of the Jews. Understandably, His life was recorded by thousands of followers across the land. More than  eighty  gospels were considered for the New Testament, and yet only a relative few were chosen for inclusion—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John among them. Do you know Who chose which gospels to include? The fundamental irony of Christianity! The Bible, as we know it today, was collated by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great. Constantine was hardly a Christian, He was a lifelong pagan who was baptized on his deathbed, too weak to protest. In Constantine’s day, Rome’s official religion was sun worship—the cult of  Sol Invictus, or the Invincible Sun—and Constantine was its head priest. Unfortunately for him, a growing religious turmoil was gripping Rome. Three centuries after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Christ’s followers had multiplied exponentially. Christians and pagans began warring, and the conflict grew to such proportions that it threatened to rend Rome in two. Constantine decided something had to be done. In 325 A.D., he decided to unify Rome under a single religion. Christianity. Well why would a pagan emperor choose  Christianity  as the official religion? Constantine was a very good businessman. He could see that Christianity was on the rise, and he simply backed the winning horse. Historians still marvel at the brilliance with which Constantine converted the sun-worshipping pagans to Christianity. By fusing pagan symbols, dates, and rituals into the growing Christian tradition, he created a kind of hybrid religion that was acceptable to both parties. “Transmogrification,” The vestiges of pagan religion in Christian symbology are undeniable. Egyptian sun disks became the halos of Catholic saints. Pictograms of Isis nursing her miraculously conceived son Horus became the blueprint for our modern images of the Virgin Mary nursing Baby Jesus. And virtually all the elements of the Catholic ritual—the miter, the altar, the doxology, and communion, the act of “God-eating”—were taken directly from earlier pagan mystery religions.” Nothing in Christianity is original. The pre-Christian God Mithras—called  the Son of God  and  the Light of the World—was born on December 25, died, was buried in a rock tomb, and then resurrected in three days. By the way, December 25 is also the birthday of Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus. The newborn Krishna was presented with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Even Christianity’s weekly holy day was stolen from the pagans. Originally, Christianity honored the Jewish Sabbath of Saturday, but Constantine shifted it to coincide with the pagan’s veneration day of the sun. To this day, most churchgoers attend services on Sunday morning with no idea that they are there on account of the pagan sun god’s weekly tribute—Sunday. During this fusion of religions, Constantine needed to strengthen the new Christian tradition, and held a famous ecumenical gathering known as the Council of Nicaea. This Synod was insofar as its being the birthplace of the Nicene Creed. At this gathering, many aspects of Christianity were debated and voted upon—the date of Easter, the role of the bishops, the administration of sacraments, and, of course, the  divinity of Jesus. Until  that  moment in history, Jesus was viewed by His followers as a mortal prophet… a great and powerful man, but a  man  nonetheless. A mortal. Not the Son of God. Right. Jesus’ establishment as ‘the Son of God’ was officially proposed and voted on by the Council of Nicaea. Jesus’ divinity was the result of a  vote. A relatively close vote at that, nonetheless, establishing Christ’s divinity was critical to the further unification of the Roman empire and to the new Vatican power base. By officially endorsing Jesus as the Son of God, Constantine turned Jesus into a deity who existed beyond the scope of the human world, an entity whose power was unchallengeable. This not only precluded further pagan challenges to Christianity, but now the followers of Christ were able to redeem themselves  only  via the established sacred channel—the Roman Catholic Church. It was all about power, Christ as Messiah was critical to the functioning of Church and state. Many scholars claim that the early Church literally  stole  Jesus from His original followers, hijacking His human message, shrouding it in an impenetrable cloak of divinity, and using it to expand their own power. Jesus was indeed a great and powerful man. Constantine’s underhanded political maneuvers don’t diminish the majesty of Christ’s life. Nobody is saying Christ was a fraud, or denying that He walked the earth and inspired millions to better lives. All we are saying is that Constantine took advantage of Christ’s substantial influence and importance. And in doing so, he shaped the face of Christianity as we know it today. The twist is this, Because Constantine upgraded Jesus’ status almost four centuries  after  Jesus’ death, thousands of documents already existed chronicling His life as a  mortal  man. To rewrite the history books, Constantine knew he would need a bold stroke. From this sprang the most profound moment in Christian history. Constantine commissioned and financed a new Bible, which omitted those gospels that spoke of Christ’s  human  traits and embellished those gospels that made Him godlike. The earlier gospels were outlawed, gathered up, and burned. Anyone who chose the forbidden gospels over Constantine’s version was deemed a heretic. The word  heretic  derives from that moment in history. The Latin word  haereticus  means ‘choice.’ Those who ‘chose’ the original history of Christ were the world’s first  heretics. Fortunately for historians, some of the gospels that Constantine attempted to eradicate managed to survive. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the 1950s hidden in a cave near Qumran in the Judean desert. And, of course, the Coptic Scrolls in 1945 at Nag Hammadi. These documents speak of Christ’s ministry in very human terms. Constantine’s Bible has been their truth for ages. Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!

Integration is so simple. We just need a Papal fiat. Give it a Latin name and everyone falls in line. Its not the first time it has happened.
The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council (Latin: Concilium Oecumenicum Vaticanum Secundum; more commonly known as the Second Vatican Council, or informally as Vatican II) addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world. Several changes resulted from the council, including the renewal of consecrated life with a revised charism, ecumenical efforts towards dialogue with other religions.

A number of Papal pronouncements have been issued against Freemasonry. The first was Pope Clement XII’s In eminenti apostolatus, 28 April 1738; the most recent was Pope Leo XIII’s Ab apostolici, 15 October 1890. The 1917 Code of Canon Law explicitly declared that joining Freemasonry entailed automatic excommunication, and banned books favouring Freemasonry.

As P.W. Anderson wrote in his article “More is Different”: “The reductionist hypothesis does not by any means imply a constructionist one.”

In Indian culture, different religious philosophies were traditionally respected as academic differences in pursuit of the same truth.

Chakras, Karma, Muslimah Giving alms Evergetism, Science, Hedonism, Taoism, Humanism, Jainism non absolutism Nihilism, Shamanism, Tantric, Yoga, Economics, Gentleman’s Clubs, Freemasonry, Budhahood, Dharma, Kama Sutra, Greek neoplatonism,tzimtzum,Immanence & Transcendence, Séance & Ancestral cultism, Rastafarian, Grace Yada yada yada..

All these possess immense wisdom if only they were integrated. Some are not well known. Not well known does not mean lacking in influential. Anything but.

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The Tao initiated the Nebula Cloud. The Universe sprang from the Tao.

In the beginning, man made GOD, and then the problems started.

If there is one religion that gives a perfect definition of from what the universe could have sprang from. It is Taoism. According to Taoists, the universe sprang from the Tao.

I agree. You can’t adopt the nihilism thesis of the aethists. The Universe began from something. It did not spontaneously appear.
The problem arose when Christians tried to define God. By defining God, they denigrated Him. Him, they even gave him a gender. The Chinese Taoism is the only religion that perhaps give you the perfect glimpse of the power manifesting itself in the Universe. They call it the Tao.
The Big Bang theory was initiated by the Tao. It is so easy to integrate this with science.

Our chief concern is with how the Chinese have thought of this Power manifesting itself in the universe.

The ancients judged of the world without mechanical aids. What they would have concluded had they had at their command all the modern mechanism for surveying the universe, passes our imagination! But, as the Taoist saw it, he judged that the invisible was greater than the visible: that spirit, from every point of view, was more excellent than matter. Lao Tan felt that behind all,—not only the visible world, but also behind the invisible world, there is a Supreme Power to which he gave the conventional name of Tao, or, as it may be translated the Cosmic Spirit. But this is only a conventional term: we cannot comprehend it and therefore it is impossible to give it an adequate name. Its quality, its power and its magnitude is so vast and deep that no human language,—language belonging to the material universe alone—can describe it. And, of course, were any term comprehensive enough to connote it, in all its mysterious greatness, it would, at once, lose its chief characteristic of the Infinite. Once a thing is defined, it becomes limited. So the conventional name of Great Tao is only an indicative name,—indicative of immensity and quality and the way. But whilst no name can adequately define it, yet it is possible for the mind to have a good conception of it, through description of its works and by analogues of what it is like. It is the Source of all and the Eternal Sustainer of all creation. It gives out energy, but without the least exhaustion of its own powers and resources.

The most useful words to stimulate an idea of the Tao are found in the Tao Te Ching and Chuang Tzu:

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao;
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth;
The Named is the mother of all things.
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There was something undifferentiated and yet complete,
Which existed before Heaven and Earth.
Soundless and formless it depends on nothing and does not change.
It operates everywhere and is free from danger.
It may be considered the mother of the universe.
I do not know its name; I call it Tao.
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All things in the world come from being.
And being comes from non-being. (form comes from formlessness)?
Tao Te Ching
The Way is to man as rivers and lakes are to fish,
the natural condition of life.
Chuang Tzu

The Tao is conceived of as something self-existent and being independent of the visible world. It belongs to the invisible world and the visible comes from it.

The Tao is not a thing or substance in the conventional sense. That sort of thinking is misleading: Thinking of the Tao as some sort of object produces an understanding of the Tao that is less than the reality.

The Tao cannot be described in words. Human language can only give hints that may help the mind to form an idea.

“the” should be dropped because it gives people the idea that the Tao is a metaphysical reality, by which sense they mean a thing/ object (in the wildest sense) or an absolute being like a god. Which in conventional sense the Tao is not God too. It is not worshipped. The Tao includes several concepts in one word:

the source of creation
the ultimate
the inexpressible and indefinable
the unnameable
the natural universe as a whole
the way of nature as a whole

Phra Dharmakosacarya also known as Buddhadasa Bhikkhu was a famous and influential ascetic-philisopher of the 20th Century. Known as an innovative reinterpreter of Buddhist doctrine and Thai folk beliefs, Buddhadasa fostered a reformation in conventional religious perceptions in Thailand as well as abroad whereby he developed a personal view that rejected specific religious identification and considered all faiths as principally one.

the question that dogs you like Medusa’s face is Why not integrate the extripate the trash?

Well, Because it is impossible. Religion has only served as something to scapegoat. Use a paradigm villain, the devil as a patsy by placing all world’s evil on his shoulders. Christianity gives you free grace. There is no karma in Christianity. If you repent you are absolved from all sin. There is thrill in organization. There is thrill in organized anarchy, information- The Bible may have blatant asterisks but it is organized Science is still a work in progress.

Utilitarian philosophers and economists as early as Helvetius saw man’s rational self interest as the prime or single motivation of action.

“a metaphysical abstraction” that “amounted to no more than saying ‘man desires what he desires.’”

the society only argues to what pleases them.  Money and faith are powerful motivators.

there is only irony in mercilessly thumping a cripple till they walk rather than offering a wheelchair or another route towards success.

by Walt Whitman
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

Nobody is more indoctrinated than the indoctrinator.” Lenny Montana all I have in this world are my balls. My small plan to take care of the world, so St. Peter will have my ticket ready at the gate.

Plays Ill Mind of Hopsin 7 by Hopsin 🎼🎧.

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Zeitgeist #2: Am Reading The Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible

I never went to the National Library of Sweden where it is held, even if I did, the book is not on display, every page from the Codex Gigas is available as high-res scans online,

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the digital restoration of many of Codex Gigas’s pages – an antithetical treatment that surely conflicts with the esoteric vibe of the “Devil’s Bible”.

but the Codex is not exhibited likely due to its sheer size and out of a desire to preserve the text.

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The real Codex preserved

The entire document is written in Latin; in addition, it contains Hebrew, Greek, and Slavic alphabets (Cyrillic and Glagolitic). But I have it in English in PDF version in my phone. And I have read it. The book is absolutely perfect with no flaws of any kind. It is beautiful and exquisite, frightening and alluring.

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This massive and mysterious text from the Middle Ages is believed by many to have been conjured by the Devil himself.

So I don’t know if I just infringed on the Devil’s copyright by reading it on PDF.

Once, the Codex Gigas was the eighth wonder of the world; the book weighs a hundred and sixty five pounds, that’s around 78.4 kgs. At 92 cm (36 in) tall, 50 cm (20 in) wide and 22 cm (8.7 in) thick,
The pages from the largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript are made from the skins of 160 donkeys. The Codex Gigas (Latin for “Giant Book”) is the largest existing text in the world. It is so large that two librarians are needed to lift it all 165 pounds its leather binding, metal trim and vellum pages.

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The codex is contained in a wooden folder, covered with leather and ornamented with metal

If anything, it’s a Swiss army knife of texts for monks living within the monastery at Podlazice. One of the mysteries of the Codex Gigas legend is who wrote it. Many would say that it is impossible that one man could have written the complete text alone. Yet, recently an investigation team of scholars, sponsored by National Geographic, findings support the story that the Codex is the work of one man.

What The Experts Found

During the study, of the manuscript’s text, invetigators noted that the book uses only one type of ink; which was made from crushed insect nests. The style and font of the calligraphy is consistent throughout, leading the investigators to believe that the manuscript is the work of one scribe rather than many and only written in a short time. The experts estimate that “The Devil’s Bible” would have taken a minimum of 25-30 years to complete if written continuously including the drawings. Which only makes the Legend behind the book to be true. That it was in fact written by the Devil.

Its not that I love Satan, but mystique and alchemy intrigue me, so I don’t care if anyone thinks that the Codex and its Faustian lore is a farce or a mislabeled text.
I hate spoilers, people who will watch a movie, let’s say finding Dory before you then come start telling you the core snippets.
I just love the thrill, you know, the mystery, the forbidden.
I don’t wanna know the actor’s personal life beyond the movie cast, it’s like the way Chris Pratt acted so Badass in Jurassic world, that perception of him in one’s head stuck, controlling the raptors, running with them in the Costa Rican jungle at night like they are puppies, I wouldn’t want to know any other version of him. Like to know that he is just a normal vegan jamaa who fears spiders, come on, haven’t all my childhood icons been iconoclasted enough already? The Santa Claus, tooth fairy myth busting?

Let the Codex Gigas legend flow as it is.

The people who found it believed that it was written by a condemned monk who had sold his soul to the devil. The monk was said to have been from a monastery in Bohemia. They said the monk was in jail and sentenced to death. The monk pleaded for his life and attempted to bargain with those who wished to put him to death. Monks lived by very strict codes of conduct. They practiced horrible self abusive activities and would often deprive themselves of food or sleep. Punishments were even worse. A guilty monk could be placed in solitary confinement and starved to death. Herman did not want to die, so he negotiated a deal with the elders. He promised that he would write a book. A book that contained the entire Bible and the whole of Human knowledge. He swore he would do it in just one night and if not successful they could kill him. The elders thought this would be impossible so they accepted the deal, allowing Herman to live another day. According to the legend, Herman was set to be walled up, meaning buried alive inside a wall, if he did not complete his task. He worked feverishly until his hands were bleeding and it was becoming late into the night. He believed that he could not carry on. He gave up, could not do it and asked for help from none other than Satan. Satan answered by guiding Herman’s hand leading to the completion of the Devil’s Bible, by just one man in just one night. Making this the only book in history written by the devil. This is the legend of how the Codex came to be.

According to the National Geographic , it would take one person working continuously, day and night, for five years to recreate the contents of Codex Gigas by hand (excluding the illustrations). Therefore, realistically it would have taken at least 25 years for the scribe to create the codex from scratch. Yet, all this time, the writing retained an incredible uniformity from start to finish. This may be the source of the legend which says that the monk wrote it in just one day.

The ancient tale tells of a monk from the Middle Ages who, after breaking his monastic vows, was sentenced to the particularly cruel death of being walled up alive. In a desperate attempt to avoid his harsh punishment, the monk promised to write – in a single night – a book that glorified the monastery and contained all human knowledge.
The monastic order agreed to his plea. Yet as midnight approached, the doomed monk knew he would not be able to complete the book unaided. So he bowed in prayer and begged for help.
Instead of addressing God, however, he turned his eyes downward to fallen angel Lucifer, offering his soul in exchange for a finished book.
The dark prince heard the monk’s prayer and gladly accepted his offer; with a snap of his clawed fingers, the massive text was done. The monk added the full-page portrait of the Devil as a token of his gratitude – other versions suggest that Lucifer himself signed his work by adding the self-portrait.
Extensive handwriting analysis indicates that one scribe did indeed compose the entire manuscript. Historians point to a signature within the text – “hermann inclusis” (“Herman the Recluse”) – as evidence of its solitary author. Tests to recreate the calligraphy of the Devil’s Bible suggest it would take five years of nonstop writing to create it – and that’s not including the intricate illustrations and ornate illuminations found throughout its pages.
Clearly, the author of this massive tome was possessed by something to create such a masterwork. Whether it was the power of light or darkness, is lost to time.

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An artist's perception

Stories and legends say that the Codex Gigas brought disaster or illness on whoever possessed it during its history. Fortunately, the National Library in Stockholm, where it is currently housed, appears immune to the curse of the codex!
Codex Gigas contains a complete vulgate Latin translation of the Bible as well as five other major texts. It begins with the Old Testament and continues with ‘Antiquities of the Jews’ by Flavius Josephus (1 st century AD; ‘ two works of Josephus Flavius, Isidore of Seville´s Etymologies , the standard textbook for teaching medicine in the Middle Ages known as
Ars medicinae (The art of medicine)
Encyclopedia Etymologiae ’ by Isidore of Seville (6 th century AD); a collection of medical works of Hippocrates, Theophilus, Philaretus, and Constantinus. ; the New Testament; and ‘The Chronicle of Bohemia’ by Cosmas of Prague (1050 AD), and a calendar.
Smaller texts are also included in the manuscript with the most famous ones including: text on exorcism, magic formulas, a picture of the Heavenly City, and a full page illustration of the Devil. The illustration is the reason why legend says the codex was written with the devil’s help.

It has a Penitential – a manual for  priests with a list of sins and appropriate ways of atonement.

Of special interest are the sections that testify to the Bohemian origin of the manuscript and its eventful history. At the end of the 16th century, the Codex was incorporated into the collections of Habsburg ruler Rudolph II. During the Swedish siege of Prague at the end of the Thirty Years’ War (1648), the manuscript was taken as war booty and transferred to Stockholm

It has the full Latin Vulgate Bible; They are in the order: Genesis–Ruth; Isaiah–Daniel; Hosea–Malachi; Job; Samuel and Kings; Psalms–Song of Solomon; Wisdom of Solomon; Wisdom of Jesus; Esdras; Tobit; Judith; Esther; and Maccabees. The entire New and Old Testament of the Holy Bible are contained in the pages of this book along with all manner of incantations, spells and many other things that would otherwise never appear in the same text as the Holy Bible. This is quite an amazing book that has brought forth so many questions and much mystery.
Passages in the book contain herbals, history books, cures for dangerous illnesses, texts regarding caring for the soul, medical formulas for treating illnesses and diseases, spells, and even solutions to problems (such as finding a thief).

It initially contained 320 sheets, though some of these were subsequently removed. It is unknown who removed the pages or for what purpose but it seems likely that they contained the monastic rules of the Benedictines.

On Friday, 7 May 1697, a fierce fire broke out at the royal castle in Stockholm, and the Royal Library suffered very badly. The codex was rescued from the flames by being thrown out of a window. The codex apparently injured a bystander and some of its leaves fluttered away. the twelve missing pages of the Codex Gigas are rumoured to contain an apocalyptic text called “The Devil’s Prayer”.

The book’s most intriguing entry, however, is a menacing full-page color illustration of the Devil. It is this drawing that earned the text its nickname of the Devil’s Bible – and convinced many that its pages are cursed by the sinister power of the dark prince.

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Folio 290 recto

It obvious now, how the text got its nickname. It is the only bible to have a large image of the devil. A devil that is pictured half-clothed in royal ermine; he is half man, half beast; with claws, cloven hooves, and a huge snake-like red tongue. The drawing shows Satan walled up in a cell alone rather than with his subjects in Hell. The page directly across from the devil’s image is a portrait of the Kingdom of Heaven, creating a possible message.

After the image of the Devil is a page devoted to warding off evil spirits and sickness. On this page are three conjurations and two spells, likely intended as protection from the devil and not an invocation due to their juxtapositioning with the previous page. There is an image of the Heavenly City placed before the demon and the spells.

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If the truth is not residing in comfort in our heads, then something else less pleasant will take residence there.

There is a famous idiom often misattributed to Otto von Bismark (it was in fact by the less famous American poet John Godfrey Saxe) to the effect that if you are a lover of laws or sausages, the less you know about how they are made, the better.
The idiom seeks to exhort those with freedom of knowing or choice, not those to whom the information has been forcibly removed and hidden from them by the government.

Forbidden Knowledge isn’t really as
powerful as people make it to be.
^This knowledge is just simply
knowledge hidden and put under a
table (metaphorically speaking).
The True Knowledge, the Knowledge
that is seen as a threat to the system,
is knowledge we can Apply. This is
why useless information is forcefully
taught in schools. They much rather
create docile machines who easily
conform to authority and recurring
debt/dead end job industries. They
prefer this rather than empowering
the people, young self made
Revolutionaries who take no shit and
stand up for what’s right, just, and
harmonious for all.

Someone once stated that “our problem is that we are not angry enough to create a life-changing revolution like other parts of the world.” That is poppycock.
The Kenyan people are in boiling umbrage.. The only problem is that they don’t know where to drive their angers at due to tribal divisions. The main reason for this is that the basis of philosophies on governance was banned by President Moi thus creating an information vacuum and a lack of vision basis among the masses. This basis of philosophies was Marxism.
In short, a revolution should be theoretical too, you cannot slave the people with what they don’t understand.
In Friedrich Engel’s position that there were three forms of Social Democratic struggle: political, economic and theoretical.

Koffi Anan stated, “The world is experiencing a crisis of leadership not a crisis of knowledge.”
I will be derogatory with Moi because as a natural predisposition, history never treated abrogators of knowledge and reason with acquiescence.
This is of course, not a comment from a moral standpoint but one of pure pragmatism. Mainly I am critical of any leader who capitalises on the ignorance of the masses. Ignorance that he directly/ indirectly caused.

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Field Marshal Musa Mwariama (1928–1989) was the leader of the Mau Mau on the Meru side of Mt.Kenya. This guy clearly shows signs of PTSD. People like Mwariama didn't have to get PTSD for us to be tacit in Oppression by the Government

Kenyans had lived under two successive  autocratic one-man dictatorships. Kenya’s first President, Jomo Kenyatta, had started off as a nationalist and benevolent dictator before mutating into a chauvinistic bone-breaking autocrat that rued any dissent. He, like his successor, the semi-literate Moi, had transformed Kenya into a country  that the late Josiah Mwangi Kariuki would famously lament, before his assassination in 1975, was “A  country  of ten millionaires and ten million beggars.” Under both Kenyatta and Moi, Kenyans had been turned against each other through artificial ethnic manipulation, competition and rivalries.
Kenyatta’s death came timely to avoid a further dampening of his legacies. However, excuse my French, Moi is the most stupid, non-visionary President Kenya ever had. I am 19 years old, asking about Moi from my elders, the only good thing I hear about him is the Nyayo milk. He was a semiliterate paranoid jamaa who ruled the country like an animal farm, mutilating all hard earned struggles and achievements of independence. His paranoia and illiteracy caused the country a lot of troubles, still felt to date.

In looking at how he got to power, then you will understand his paranoia. As owaah tells..
Moi knew he was a marked man, since Kenyatta had been dying for sometime now but no one could plan a transition (Njonjo, ever-so-creative, had charged some guys with ‘imagining the death of the president’ which it turns out, is a crime against a deity) so he had gone to his Nakuru home to hide. When he had to come to Nairobi to either be sworn in or executed in what would be today Moi Avenue. There was a militia group called Ngoroko, formed to ensure the presidency was not his and they had erected several road blocks to ensure Moi  did not make it to Nairobi.
He was stuffed into the boot of a Peugeot 404 , his long hardened Kalenjin ass travelled almost all the way to Nairobi in that boot. And that was back when it took about almost five hours to travel the distance. Now, tell me if that will not cause you paranoia.
Ngoroko or not, .. One of the most egregious acts committed by Mr Moi’s government was the banning of all Marxism teachings and literature in all learning institutions and Libraries after the attempted coup in 1982. This created a serious information vacuum.

Marxism wasn’t designed to be arcane, abstruse or reserved for the enlightened few Political Science/ Philosophy and Economics students. Marxism is esoteric because Moi made it so.

During those days, Kenyatta, then Moi had banned Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s Green Book, Karl Marx’s  books including  Das Capital and  The Communist Manifesto, George Orwell’s  Animal Farm and  1984, Ngugi wa  Thiong’o’s  Devil on the Cross,  I Will  Marry When  I Want,  Petals of Blood,  Detained: A  Writer’s  Prison Diary,  Barrel of a Pen,  Decolonising the Mind and  Matigari  and many other books, especially those that were  deemed Marxist, Socialist or revolutionary.  The repressive  authorities used the  Penal Code  and autocratic fiat to prescribe anything they deemed wasn’t in the interest of “public order,  public health, public morals or the security of Kenya”.  These were  vague, general and over-broad catch-all phrases that were  used with predictable regularity to suppress and control the country  in order to perpetuate the illegitimate power wielders of the day.

Moi even banned Shakespeare. But fast forward to the 1980s, The British Foreign Secretary comes to Kenya and he is told Shakespeare is no longer studied in our schools. He mentions it to the President, Moi talks about it publicly and decrees that the British playwright be brought back to our curriculum.

Then KICD Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development propeses Julius Caesar, But somebody in the Ministry of Education shoots down their proposal, thinking that in this play Shakespeare advocates violent revolutions. A correct reading of the play would have told this official that, in fact, the English Playwright poses the eternal question: Are violent revolutions justified? Anyway, they then propose Romeo and Juliet as a set book, this being a play that deals with the emotional turbulence in teenagers. On the flip side, Luckily, this time their recommendation is accepted; and this marks the return of the giant of English Literature.

YOU’RE LIVING AT A TIME OF EXTREMISM,
A TIME OF REVOLUTION, A TIME WHEN
THERE’S GOT TO BE A CHANGE. PEOPLE
IN POWER HAVE MISUSED IT AND NOW
THERE HAS TO BE A CHANGE AND A
BETTER WORLD HAS TO BE BUILT
AND THE ONLY WAY IT’S GOING TO BE
BUILT IS WITH EXTREME METHODS. AND
I FOR ONE WILL JOIN IN WITH ANYONE
I DON’T CARE WHAT COLOR YOU ARE–
AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO CHANGE
THIS MISERABLE CONDITION THAT
EXISTS ON THIS EARTH.
MALCOLM X

The more freedom we have, the more choices available to the people. The fewer freedoms we have, the faster hypocrisy will eat away at the heart of our society.

Our parents were denied Marxist stuff and look at the country now, tribalism, corruption, government debt, unemployment and myopic political selfishness have taken sway. What if the key to the third Kenyan Liberation lies in these philosophies and books?  Yeah, yeah ignorance is bliss but information won’t kill us too.

If any of y’all wants any book on Marxism, matter of factly, if any of you wants any of those books named above, reach out to me with the book’s name on my Whatsapp – 0702161160 – My word is that I will send it to you PDF versions free of charge.
Lets see if these information that Moi banned will kill us.

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