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"Why Invent the Jesus? • Richard Carrier Ph.D."
Why Invent the Jesus? • Richard Carrier Ph.D. source: Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics of Manitoba
UnSpun 086 – Clint Richardson: “Red Pill Sunday School, pt. 2” source: GnosticMedia
"Please support the show: http://www.gnosticmedia.com/donate/ Send Bitcoin donations for this episode to: 12EQTDMzU5mxtEd8ZfyrHrxABZi3jtaCCo Live on Tuesdays at 5pm Pacific time – UnSpun #086: Clint Richardson is back! Clint Richardson rejoins us to discuss his new book, Strawman, and "not to prove God but to prove that government believes in a god and recognizes it as a higher power and law and that the Bible is therefore the “voluntary” common Law, and so by default, whether you like it or not, as a citizenship (subject) of government, you also acknowledge that God and thus the Bible as your foundational principles of Law. So we will define what government defines God and Christianity as, as well as why it claims any act of NATURE is an Act of God, which means that government worships NATURE as God, just as the Bible defines Jehovah (*YHWH) as a verb, or all that is in self-existence as one monotheistic Being, being again said as a verb, an action, as life itself, all that was is and shall be, the never changing Nature of Existence." - and much more. Clint's websites: http://www.strawmanstory.info/ https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/ Previous shows in this series with Clint: “Red Pill Sunday School, pt. 1” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKsTN..."
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Celestial Navigation Mnemonic Mythology: Allegorical Metaphors & World Mapping Minds
Global enterprise needed smart sailors.
"Blessed Mary has a certain star quality about her"
"During these warm summer nights, many of us take to star gazing. We know certain constellations, such as the Big Dipper or the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor). We can perhaps make out a planet or two. Even some of the stars like red Arcturus, or the three stars of the Summer Triangle (Deneb, Vega and Altair) are pretty noticeable, at least if someone points them out to you. The North Star, or Polaris, is one of the stars most of us know. Situated at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper, this star (actually a multiple star) has been used as a sailor’s guide for centuries. Because it lies above the earth’s celestial North Pole, Polaris appears to be fixed in the sky and is thus an aid to navigation, especially at sea when there are no other points of reference."
"A lesser known name for Polaris is Stella Maris, or the “star of the sea.”
"Another well-known star is the “morning star,” sometimes seen in the east just before dawn. It is actually not a star, but the planet Venus. Venus can also be the “evening star” appearing before sunset, depending on where the planet is in relationship to earth in its orbit. Venus is the second planet in our solar system; Earth is its direct neighbor. Both titles — Stella Maris and Morning Star — are also used for Mary, the Blessed Virgin whose Assumption we celebrate Aug. 15. We may not often think of Mary as a star, since the biggest “star” of our tradition is probably Jesus, who has also been called the morning star and the day star. His birth was even heralded by a star according to Matthew’s Gospel."
"However, Mary has at least three claims to “star quality.”
"Crowned with stars The first reading for the feast of the Assumption comes from the book of Revelation (11:19, 12:1-6, 10). Here we hear of a woman “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” While this reference is interpreted to first have meant Israel – with the 12 stars reflecting the 12 tribes who brought forth the Messiah — the church has since earliest times also recognized this as a figure for Mary. Many statues of Mary show her crowned with 12 stars.
Star of the Sea Stella Maris is a bit of a play on words for Mary’s name – Maria in Latin and Miriam in Hebrew. “The Catholic Encyclopedia” notes that the name “Mary” was not a common one in Old Testament times and that early Christians used the Hebrew words for Lord (mar) to relate to Mary and bitter (mara) to tie Paschal significance to her name.
“Stella Maris” itself seems to have been an alteration of a reference that St. Jerome (d. 420) made to Mary’s name, interpreting it as stilla maris meaning “drop of the sea.” (The Latin for “sea” is maris.) Stilla (drop) became stella (star) later, perhaps through a copyist error.
Later saints, like Isidore of Seville (seventh century), picked up the usage. For example, St. Aelred (12th century) advised looking to Mary as a star to lead us on our journey on earth. St. Bernard of Clairvaux in the same century wrote, “If you are driven upon the rocks of tribulation look to the star, call on Mary.”
And in the 13th century, St. Bonaventure wrote, “For Mary means a bitter sea, star of the sea, the illuminated or illuminatrix. Mary is interpreted Lady. Mary is a bitter sea to the demons; to men she is the star of the sea; to the angels she is illuminatrix, and to all creatures she is Lady.”
There are also Marian hymns using this title, with the best known being the Ave Maris Stella (Hail, Star of the Sea) which became popular in the Middle Ages.
Morning Star Stella Matutina is a title for Mary that can be found in the Litany of Loreto and, as the Marian Library at the University of Dayton notes, dates to 14th century versions in Italy. The litany has been used at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome every Saturday since 1613.
In the 12th century, St. Bernard wrote about Mary as a star, noting how a star loses none of its radiance by reflecting the sun, just as Mary never lost her virginity in becoming the mother of God.
In the 19th century, Blessed John Henry Newman wrote that it was Mary’s “prerogative to be the Morning Star, which heralds in the sun. She does not shine for herself, or from herself, but she is the reflection of her, and our, redeemer, and she glorifies him. When she appears in the darkness, we know that he is close at hand.”
When Blessed John Paul II wrote his Marian encyclical, Redemptoris Mater, in 1987, he referred to Mary as the Morning Star, “the one who in the ‘night’ of the Advent expectation began to shine like a true ‘Morning Star’ (Stella Matutina). … from the time of her Immaculate Conception (Mary) preceded the coming of the Savior, the rising of the ‘Sun of Justice’ in the history of the human race” (n. 3).
So even if you haven’t much time to look up at the summer sky with its array of stars, you can still look to the woman crowned with 12 stars and let her point you to our rising sun: Jesus.
Sources: “The Catholic Encyclopedia”; Stella Maris Parish in Door County; Vatican web site at www.vatican.va; www.sacred-destinations.com; Marian Library at the University of Dayton, campus.udayton.edu; www.carmelite.net; www.newmanreader.org; www.catholictradition.org"
The News journalist is priest, rabbi, a post modern guru guide.
The NEWS is supposed to be our collective trusted compass.
Who claims we can trust the News media? The News media itself. We aren't supposed to know that mainstream News offers governmental propaganda product more often than not. Government as we understand it today would not exist were it not for the power of the electronic media of the 20th century. The advancing technology of the 21st century is bound to further bind minds to systems of thought that are ever becoming further divorced from reality and even more inhuman.
"Returning merchants, sailors and travelers brought news back to the mainland, and this was then picked up by pedlars and travelling players and spread from town to town. Ancient scribes often wrote this information down. This transmission of news was highly unreliable, and died out with the invention of the printing press."
Our yellow journalism, tabloid based world of News media promoted governmental propaganda proves that nothing ever changed at all. The trusted News journalist was always a mythic image more than real person. This supposed truth crusader legendarily needed but two corroborating hearsay sources in order to "prove" a story true enough to be worthy of being mass produced as some kind of mass media product. Does that seem like a logical way to determine truth to you, or a good way to spread rumor and hearsay, just like old timey good old days? We aren't supposed to notice all the conflicting statements these people read from teleprompter with the sincerity of saints.
The Real Top Secret Agent Man Weapon of Mass Destruction:
A History of Disseminating Mythic Propaganda
"The history of journalism, or the development of the gathering and transmitting of news spans the growth of technology and trade, marked by the advent of specialized techniques for gathering and disseminating information on a regular basis that has caused, as one history of journalism surmises, the steady increase of "the scope of news available to us and the speed with which it is transmitted. Before the printing press was invented, word of mouth was the primary source of news. Returning merchants, sailors and travelers brought news back to the mainland, and this was then picked up by pedlars and travelling players and spread from town to town. Ancient scribes often wrote this information down. This transmission of news was highly unreliable, and died out with the invention of the printing press. Newspapers (and to a lesser extent magazines) have always been the primary medium of journalists since the 18th century, radio and television in the 20th century, and the Internet in the 21st century."
"Returning merchants, sailors and travelers brought news back to the mainland, and this was then picked up by pedlars and travelling players and spread from town to town."
Of Seamen Hearsay:
"This transmission of news was highly unreliable..."
"17th Century Bank of England founded 1694"
"But for the moment in just 12 days the full £1.2m subscription was raised and half was promised to be used to rebuild the navy and start to reassert Britain’s Empire protected by a recovered naval power."
"The Bank was founded by Royal Charter in 1694, following the Glorious Revolution of 1688. William III, of Orange and Queen Mary had ascended to the throne following the revolution. Queen Mary died in 1694, the year of the bank’s founding but her husband’s expensive wars left the country’s finances in a mess. The public purse was more than stretched and needed to be financed. William’s misadventures had included the Jacobite Wars (Battle of the Boyne 1690, and war with France 1689.) A number of schemes were proposed for the resolution of this thorny problem but the ideas of William Patterson were those that were settled upon. The Bank of England was one of Patterson’s better ideas, he was also founder of an attempt to create a Scottish Empire or colony in Panama. But his proposal to finance the government debt by private subscription of individual shareholders was innovative in it’s days. His ideas were set out in ‘A Brief Account of the Intended Bank of England.’
The benefits to the shareholders would be that in return for the capital invested that would finance the government debt, their company would be incorporated by Royal Charter and become the only limited-liability entity allowed to issue Bank Notes and trade in Bonds and re-lend against the government debt. These powers enabled the bank to have a monopoly at that point in time, although within a few years however would that be challenged by the founding of the ill-fated South Seas Company, which would compete with the Bank of England. But for the moment in just 12 days the full £1.2m subscription was raised and half was promised to be used to rebuild the navy and start to reassert Britain’s Empire protected by a recovered naval power. Charles Montagu had only become a member of parliament in 1691 and as a new Chancellor his importance in the success of the initial subscription was significant and impressive in its achievement. Imagine a major bank being founded today on the back of a newly appointed MP, in less than a fortnight, perhaps not"
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Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong
"Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong was an American folk hero and the subject of numerous nautical-themed tall tales originating in Massachusetts. Stormalong was said to be a sailor and a giant, some 30 feet (9.1 m) tall; he was the master of a huge clipper ship known in various sources as either the Courser or the Tuscarora, a ship purportedly so tall that it had hinged masts to avoid catching on the moon.
The name of Stormalong first appeared in a cycle of sea shanties that Stan Hugill, in his Sea Shanties of the Seven Seas, traces back to African-American folk songs of the 1830s and '40s. Bearing names like "Mister Stormalong", "Way Stormalong John", and "Yankee John, Stormalong", these sailors' work songs generally featured praise for a deceased seaman and for his benevolent son. A typical lyric went:
Ol' Stormy he is dead and gone, To me way you Storm-a-long! Ol' Stormy he is dead and gone, Aye! Aye! Aye! Mister Storm-a-long!
The tall tales about Stormalong first appeared in the 1930 book Here's Audacity! by Frank Shay. More tales appeared in the 1933 pamphlet Old Stormalong Yarns by C.E. Brown.
New England was where he was beached as a baby, already three fathoms (18 ft) tall. According to one telling, he outgrew Cape Cod and moved to Boston, where he signed aboard the first ship that would take him at the age of twelve. It was said that he was responsible for the tradition of referring to seamen as "able-bodied" by signing his name on his first shipboard employment contract as "Stormalong, A.B."
He had a lifelong rivalry with a Kraken, a huge sea monster from Norse myth; in fact, the Kraken escaped from him in their first encounter, causing a dejected Stormalong to abandon the sea life for life as a farmer somewhere in the Midwest. Some sources say he had a ship so large that a stable of Arabian horses were aboard for his crew to get from one end of the ship to the other. Among other things, the ship was said to have drilled the course of the Panama Canal by slamming into the Panamanian coast, and to have gotten stuck in the English Channel, which required the crew to grease the ship's hull with soap. The soap combined with the scraping of the hull against the Gray Cliffs of Dover turned them bright white.
As Stormalong grew older, he eventually encountered the Kraken again, this time successfully drawing the beast into a whirlpool from which it never escaped.
Stormalong's death is not universally attested by all sources, but one ending to his life is as follows: After Stormalong angered a steamboat captain by dumping water down the boat's funnel in an attempt to put out what he thought was a dangerous fire on the boat, the steamboat Captain challenged Stormalong to a transatlantic race. The aged Stormalong won the race by several miles, but the stress of handling the wheel through the difficult Atlantic crossing killed him. Stormalong was buried at sea, and Davy Jones himself opened his famous locker to accept Stormalong's body.
Another ending to his life is as follows: While Stormalong was on his Caribbean adventures, he passed by Florida, seeing that there was a tremendous hurricane that tore through his ship. Ships sailing nearby were being tossed around by the heavy waves. Stormalong went overboard and piled as many boats as he could onto his ship. The storm was still running.
When the storm finally wound down, the sailors were dropped back off at Florida. After that, he went back on board, unfurling the sails of his ship, seeing if they could be repaired. A great wind, the last blow of the hurricane, hit the sails, lifting Stormalong and his ship into the sky.
A third ending to his life takes advantage of the inference that, being a giant, Alfred Stormalong was an enormous eater. It describes a time when his hunger was greater than usual and led him to eat so much food (one variant cites a breakfast of six sharks; it is not definitely known what other variants exist) that he suffered terminal indigestion, causing his magnificent appetite to finish him."
The Art of Bullshitting
20th Century American Slang
" "eloquent and insincere rhetoric," 1915, American English slang; see bull (n.1) + shit (n.), probably because it smells. But bull in the sense of "trivial or false statements" (1914), which usually is associated with this, might be a continuation of Middle English bull "false talk, fraud" (see bull (n.3)). bullshit (v.) by 1942, from bullshit (n.). Related: Bullshitted; bullshitting."
The Origin of Modern News: The History of The Newsreel, The Original Medium for Modern Myth
"A newsreel is a form of short documentary film prevalent between 1910s to 1960s, regularly released in a public presentation place and containing filmed news stories and items of topical interest. It was a source of news, current affairs, and entertainment for millions of moviegoers until television supplanted its role in the 1950s. Newsreels are now considered significant historical documents, since they are often the only audiovisual record of historical and cultural events of those times. Newsreels were typically exhibited as short subjects preceding the main feature film into the 1960s. There were dedicated newsreel theaters in many major cities in the 1930s and 1940s, and some large city cinemas also included a smaller theaterette where newsreels were screened continuously throughout the day."
"Created in 1911 by Charles Pathé, this form of film was a staple of the typical North American, British, and Commonwealth countries (especially Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), and throughout European cinemaprogramming schedule from the silent era until the 1960s when television news broadcasting completely supplanted its role. The National Film and Sound Archive in Australia holds the Cinesound Movietone Australian Newsreel Collection, a comprehensive collection of 4,000 newsreel films and documentaries representing news stories covering all major events. The first official British news cinema that only showed newsreels was the Daily Bioscope that opened in London on May 23, 1909. In 1929 William Fox purchased a former Broadway theater called the Embassy (now a visitor center operated by the Times Square Alliance). He changed the format from a $2 show twice a day to a continuous 25 cent programme establishing the first newsreel theater in the USA. The idea was such a success that Fox and his backers announced they would start a chain of newsreel theaters across the USA."
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"The newsreels were often accompanied by cartoons or short subjects.
In some countries, newsreels generally used music as a background for usually silent on-site film footage. In some countries, the narrator used humorous remarks for light-hearted or non-tragic stories. In the U.S., newsreel series included The March of Time (1935–1951), Pathé News (1910–1956), Paramount News (1927–1957), Fox Movietone News (1928–1963), Hearst Metrotone News (1914–1967), and Universal Newsreel (1929–1967). Pathé News was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures from 1931 to 1947, and then by Warner Brothers from 1947 to 1956."
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The Power of The Film Theater Chain: The Older Medium For News
"RKO Pictures Inc., also known as RKO Radio Pictures and in its later years RKO Teleradio Pictures, was an American film production and distribution company. It was one of the Big Five studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. The business was formed after the Keith-Albee-Orpheum (KAO) vaudeville theatre circuit and Joseph P. Kennedy's Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) studio were brought together under the control of the Radio Corporation of America."
"Joseph P. Kennedy's brief Hollywood reign, from 1926 to 1930—during which he ran three studios, spearheaded the talkie revolution, and created the prototype for the modern entertainment empire—has gone largely unexamined, overshadowed by his founding of America's greatest political dynasty. As newly accessible archives disclose, the Boston financier devastated the careers of two major stars, one of them his mistress Gloria Swanson, in the merciless pursuit of movie-industry fortune. Kennedy became the first (and only) outsider to take Hollywood for a ride, while succumbing to its ultimate seduction."
"Hollywood studio chiefs in the mid-20s were almost all immigrants, men such as Carl Laemmle of Universal, Louis B. Mayer and Marcus Loew of MGM, and Adolph Zukor of Paramount, men who had started with arcades, nickelodeons, or small theaters and grown up with the business. Before Joseph P. Kennedy, no one had come from Wall Street and simply bought himself the presidency of a studio. "A banker?" said Marcus Loew, summing up their surprise. "I thought this business was for furriers."
The tall, sandy-haired, 37-year-old Kennedy also presented a sharp physical contrast to the other studio bosses. Pictured in Photoplay Magazine with his wife and seven children, he was hailed as "exceedingly American" (read not Jewish) and was reported to come from "a background of lofty and conservative financial connections, an atmosphere of much home and family life and all those fireside virtues of which the public never hears in the current news from Hollywood." Indeed, Kennedy's arrival was a public-relations boon for an industry that had recently been rocked by the Fatty Arbuckle scandal and the unsolved murder of director William Desmond Taylor."
"Kennedy's next order of business was to have Gloria's husband, Henri, sent back to Paris as head of Pathé Studios in Europe, for in addition to his other roles Kennedy was now a "special adviser" to Pathé at $2,000 a week plus stock options; within weeks he was running the whole show. No man had ever controlled two studios at the same time, but his competitors seem not to have looked upon the situation with suspicion. To the contrary, the relationship with Pathé, home of Cecil B. DeMille productions but no longer the grand company it had been, was praised in the trades as "evidence of the widening influence of Mr. Joseph P. Kennedy," which "thus far has been wholesome and constructive." In Hollywood, Kennedy still meant Wall Street, and any and all approval from that front was seen as a positive. Kennedy was dividing his time (and expenses) between Pathé in Culver City and F.B.O. in Hollywood. He also immersed himself in Swanson's life and that of her daughter Gloria and the adopted son the family called "Brother." Kennedy was appalled to learn that the five-year-old boy had never been baptized, and he made the arrangements. Swanson formally named the child Joseph, after her own father, but she went along when Kennedy insisted on the middle name of Patrick: the result, of course, was that it was assumed the child was named for Joseph Patrick Kennedy."
The Art of Crafting Bullshit 101: Fear Sells!
News Journalist = Governmentally Backed Terrorist : Never Forget 11/22!
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JFK, 'a candle in the wind'.
"King Arthur, who was traditionally portrayed as a valiant warrior, is depicted as a soldier of peace; the candle in the wind is the symbol through which he hopes to pass his ideals through the generations after he is gone"
"Mrs. Kennedy also took the case well beyond associations with Lincoln, civil rights, or the domestic controversies of the 1950s and '60s. Within days of the assassination in interviews with prominent journalists, she elaborated the symbolism of Camelot and King Arthur's court to frame the Kennedy presidency as a special and near-magical enterprise guided by the highest ideals of international peace and domestic justice. The eternal flame she placed on her husband's grave invoked King Arthur's candle in the wind, an image taken from T.H. White's modern Arthurian novel, The Once and Future King (1958). In White's four-part fantasy, King Arthur, who was traditionally portrayed as a valiant warrior, is depicted as a soldier of peace; the candle in the wind is the symbol through which he hopes to pass his ideals through the generations after he is gone. White's novel in turn was the basis for Camelot, the Broadway musical (and later a Hollywood film) that was popular during the Kennedy years and was one of Mrs. Kennedy's favorite shows."
Of Tall Sea-Man Tales
"In the editor's note to The Power of Myth, Flowers credits Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as "the Doubleday editor, whose interest in the ideas of Joseph Campbell was the prime mover in the publication of this book.""
source: The Power of Myth - Wikipedia
A Sacrificial Shepherd
Joseph Campbell Foundation Sacrifice source: Bernardo Ahrens Teixeira
A Watery Historical Maze Haze
"Poseidon's sacred animals were the bull, the horse and the dolphin. As god of the sea he was also closely associated with fish and other marine creatures. His chariot was drawn by a pair of fish-tailed horses (Greek: hippokampoi)."
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Ever Feel Like You Are Lost In A Brick & Bull Excrement, Mortared Labyrinth?
"In Greek mythology, the people of Athens were at one point compelled by King Minos of Crete to choose 14 young noble citizens (seven young men and seven maidens) to be offered as sacrificial victims to the half-human, half-taurine monster Minotaur to be devoured in retribution for the death of Minos' son Androgeos. The victims were drawn by lots, were required to go unarmed, and would end up either being consumed by the Minotaur or getting lost and perishing in the Labyrinth, the maze-like structure where the Minotaur was kept. The offerings were to take place every one, seven or nine years and lasted until Theseusvolunteered to join the third group of the would-be victims, killed the monster and led his companions safely out of the Labyrinth. Plutarch in his Life of Theseus cites a rationalized version of this myth, referring to Philochorus who in his turn claimed to be following a local Cretan tradition. According to it, the young people were not actually killed but given as prizes to winners of the funeral games of Androgeos. The Labyrinth was an ordinary dungeon where they were temporarily kept. The winner who received them as a prize was Taurus, the most powerful general of Minos; he mistreated the young people, thus gaining the reputation of a monster. Plutarch further cites Aristotle's non-extant The Constitution of the Bottiaeans, in which the young Athenians were reportedly said to not have been killed in Crete, but enslaved for the rest of their lives. Moreover, when, generations later, the Cretans sent an offering of their firstborn to Delphi in fulfillment of an oath, descendants of these Athenians happened to be among those sent. The whole group settled at Delphi but soon came to be unable to sustain themselves so they proceeded to move first to Iapygia in Italy and then to Bottiaea in Thrace."
The Sin of Eli’s Sons
"12 The sons of Eli [Hophni and Phinehas] were Lit sons of Belial.worthless (dishonorable, unprincipled) men; they did not know [nor respect] the Lord13 and the custom of the priests with [the sacrifices of] the people. When any man was offering a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged [meat] fork in his hand;14 then he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; everything that the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. This is what they did in Shiloh to all [the sacrifices of] the In general, sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites refers to all the people (males and females) of the various tribes descended from the twelve sons (Gen 35:23-26) of Jacob (later renamed Israel by God). In verses concerning things such as warfare or circumcision sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites usually refers only to the males. Tribes of ancient people were identified by the name of their founding ancestor. Therefore, this same general rule applies when referring to individual tribal groups, e.g. sons of Reuben, Reuben, Reubenites and so throughout.Israelites who came there.15Also, before they burned (offered) the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give the priest meat to roast, since he will not accept boiled meat from you, only raw.”16 If the man said to him, “The Law of Moses required all the fat to be burned on the altar as an offering to God (Lev 3:16), so the worshiper would be reluctant to agree to the priest’s demand.Certainly they are to burn (offer) the fat first, and then you may take as much as The Law of Moses required all the fat to be burned on the altar as an offering to God (Lev 3:16), so the worshiper would be reluctant to agree to the priest’s demand.you want,” then the priest’s servant would say, “No! You shall give it to me now or I will take it by force.”17 So the sin of the [two] young men [Hophni and Phinehas] was very great before the Lord, for the men treated the offering of the Lord disrespectfully."
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Neptune or Poseidon: The Renaissance God of Seas & Sailors
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The Trident Is The Symbol of The Greco Roman God of The Sea
"The trident of Poseidon and his Roman equivalent, Neptune, has been their traditional divine attribute featured in many ancient depictions. In Hesiod's account, Poseidon's trident was crafted by the three Cyclopes. According to Robert Graves, however, both Poseidon's trident and Zeus' thunderbolt were originally a sacred labrys, but later distinguished from each other when Poseidon became god of the sea, while Zeus claimed the right to the thunderbolt. In another view shared by Friedrich Wieseler, E. M. W. Tillyard and several other researchers, Poseidon's trident is a fish spear, typical for coast-dwelling Greeks. In that sense it resembles the arrow-headed pronged fork, used by the Mediterranean fishermen to catch eels. Poseidon became particularly worshipped in coastal countries, where fish formed a basic commodity of trade. According to competing proposal by H. B. Walters, Poseidon's trident is derived from Zeus' lotus sceptre, with Poseidon being Zeus in his marine aspect."
"In Greek myths, Poseidon wields his trident on a number of occasions. During the contest with Athena over the possession of Attica, Poseidon strikes the Acropolis with the trident to produce a well of seawater. In a similar myth Poseidon strikes the ground with trident to produce a horse for mankind, while his rival Athena produces an olive tree. The oldest coins of Poseidonia from the 6th century BC depict trident wielded by Poseidon in his right hand, similar to Zeus's thunderbolt. An Attic red figure kylix from c. 475 BC depicts Poseidon killing the Giant Polybotes with his trident. In another myth, Poseidon creates a spring or springs with the strike of his trident to reward Amymone for her encounter with him. In a version of another myth Poseidon wields his trident to scare off a satyrwho tries to rape Amymone after she mistakenly hits him with a hunting spear. There is also a myth where Poseidon touches the island of Delos with his trident, affixing it firmly to the sea floor. Another myth tells how Poseidon, enraged by sacrilegious behavior of Ajax the Lesser, splits with trident the rock to which Ajax was clinging. While visiting Athens, geographer Pausanias was shown within the Erechtheion the alleged print of Poseidon's trident on a rock and related sea well which, he writes, gave forth the sound of waves when the south wind blew."
"Triumph of Poseidon"
The Trident of Poseidon
"The trident of Neptune was viewed by Roman scholar Maurus Servius Honoratus as three-pronged because "the sea is said to be a third part of the world, or because there are three kinds of water: seas, streams and rivers". According to the second and third Vatican Mythographer, Neptune's trident symbolizes the three properties of water: liquidity, fecundity and drinkability."
In present times Poseidon's trident is featured particularly on the flag of Barbados, the coat of arms of Liverpool City Council, the seal of the Greek Navy, the Special Warfare insignia of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the badge of USS John S. McCain. A series of American fleet ballistic missiles Trident is named after Neptune's trident, as well as Operation Neptune Spear. The personification of Great Britain, Britannia is depicted with the trident of Poseidon as a symbol of naval power. The logo of car manufacturer Maserati is based on the trident from the statue of Neptune in Bologna.
The trident of Poseidon is a magical artifact with destructive powers in Michael Livingston's 2015 historical fantasy novel The Shards of Heaven.
The Trident of Poseidon is one of the key features in the plot of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Henry Turner, aided by Jack Sparrow, seeks the trident in order to break a sea curse that has been placed on his father."
Neptune: The Holy Roaming God of The Sea
"Depictions of Neptune in Roman mosaics, especially those of North Africa, are influenced by Hellenistic conventions. Neptune was likely associated with fresh water springs before the sea. Like Poseidon, Neptune was worshipped by the Romans also as a god of horses, under the name Neptunus Equester, a patron of horse-racing. Neptune is the creator of horses and is the god of the sea as well as the owner of a powerful weapon, the Trident. Poseidon is the Greek Neptune and is one of the big three gods Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. He accidentally created horses when he had an affair with Medusa, and also created a girl who roams the seas as a pirate past the pillars of Hercules."
Amazing Holy Bull Tale
"Minos prayed to Poseidon, the sea god, to send him a snow-white bull."
"After he ascended the throne of the island of Crete, Minos competed with his brothers to rule. Minos prayed to Poseidon, the sea god, to send him a snow-white bull, as a sign of support (the Cretan Bull). He was to kill the bull to show honor to the deity, but decided to keep it instead because of its beauty. He thought Poseidon would not care if he kept the white bull and sacrificed one of his own. To punish Minos, Poseidon made Pasiphaë, Minos's wife, fall deeply in love with the bull. Pasiphaë had craftsman Daedalus make a hollow wooden cow, and climbed inside it in order to mate with the white bull. The offspring was the monstrous Minotaur. Pasiphaë nursed him, but he grew and became ferocious, being the unnatural offspring of a woman and a beast; he had no natural source of nourishment and thus devoured humans for sustenance. Minos, after getting advice from the oracle at Delphi, had Daedalus construct a gigantic labyrinth to hold the Minotaur. Its location was near Minos' palace in Knossos.
The Minotaur is commonly represented in Classical art with the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull. One of the figurations assumed by the river spirit Achelous in seducing Deianira is as a man with the head of a bull, according to Sophocles' Trachiniai.
From Classical times through the Renaissance, the Minotaur appears at the center of many depictions of the Labyrinth. Ovid's Latin account of the Minotaur, which did not elaborate on which half was bull and which half man, was the most widely available during the Middle Ages, and several later versions show the reverse of the Classical configuration, a man's head and torso on a bull's body, reminiscent of a centaur. This alternative tradition survived into the Renaissance, and still figures in some modern depictions, such as Steele Savage's illustrations for Edith Hamilton's Mythology (1942)."
"Androgeus, son of Minos, had been killed by the Athenians, who were jealous of the victories he had won at the Panathenaic festival. Others say he was killed at Marathon by the Cretan Bull, his mother's former taurine lover, which Aegeus, king of Athens, had commanded him to slay. The common tradition is that Minos waged war to avenge the death of his son and won. Catullus, in his account of the Minotaur's birth, refers to another version in which Athens was "compelled by the cruel plague to pay penalties for the killing of Androgeos." Aegeus had to avert the plague caused by his crime by sending "young men at the same time as the best of unwed girls as a feast" to the Minotaur. Minos required that seven Athenian youths and seven maidens, drawn by lots, be sent every seventh or ninth year (some accounts say every year) to be devoured by the Minotaur.
When the third sacrifice approached, Theseus volunteered to slay the monster. He promised his father, Aegeus, that he would put up a white sail on his journey back home if he was successful, but would have the crew put up black sails if he was killed. In Crete, Minos' daughter Ariadne fell madly in love with Theseus and helped him navigate the labyrinth. In most accounts she gave him a ball of thread, allowing him to retrace his path. Theseus killed the Minotaur with the sword of Aegeus and led the other Athenians back out of the labyrinth. On the way home, Theseus abandoned Ariadne on the island of Naxos and continued. He neglected, however, to put up the white sail. King Aegeus, from his lookout on Cape Sounion, saw the black-sailed ship approach and, presuming his son dead, committed suicide by throwing himself into the sea that is since named after him. This act secured the throne for Theseus."
source: Minotaur - Wikipedia
The News Media Noise Machine Works To Put Us All Into A Mythically Based Gladiatorial Style Maze of False Dichotomy Paths
The real weapon of mass terrorism is the governmentally backed News journalist.
Powers & Principalities Episode 18 source: thkelly67
Never Forget The Lesson of 9/11: Government Drills Can Go "Live" & Become Breaking News & Eventual Text Book Deposited History
The News is made of so many lies and governmental drills have tendency to magically morph into breaking News headlines. Why should we believe anything we learn from the Chicken Little Boy Who Cried Wolf News and governmental media, without context, logic and critical thought applied?
Why would we buy into governmental propaganda lies that reinforces the idea that we need to make every sin a crime? Why should we continue to support and finance a police state that does not serve humanity? Why must we continue to fund an obvious pay for profit prison scheme?
"The "Waco Standoff" was supposed to be a historic event. What allegedly sparked it, were gun owners who were framed by the FBI and BATF, who then resisted arrest. This is assumed to have triggered a chain of violent events involving the Federal government - including the Oklahome City bombing.
What you probably don't know, it that it was entirely fake. As shown in this film, the entire "Waco" was a staged event - a drill - where no one died. It was an agitation propaganda exercise, staged by federal agencies, meant to spearhead other successive fake and staged events. These media hoaxes were meant to frame innocent Americans and gun owners as 'right wing fanatics' - just what the Clinton administration needed to pass more illegal gun laws.
Now you know what Bill Clinton mysteriously referred to, as his "vast, right-wing conspiracy" really was. It was a staged, completely synthetic fake - created at his own command. It was the illusory manifestation of a totalitarian political technique called "controlled opposition." "