These videos were released before the concert:
It’s the 1st of July and I’m officially done with reading The Old Testament!
I’ve been working on a huge review of it and have plenty of notes since there is so much that can be addressed and contemplated when reading through these texts.
A lot of what is contained within these pages is as relevant today as it was back then, since human traits stay the same regardless of time. This is sadly the reason as to why people try to say that the Bible is outdated. God forbid you read this and draw parallels to our world today and realise, in your moments of private reflection, that our societies are ill and in need of healing. I don’t think you are supposed to see that or figure it out.
I’ve always been a quick reader, or I used to be when I was younger. It has taken me a very long time to read through this though, since The Holy Bible isn’t written to be a page turner. I therefore wandered off quite often, but finally managed to pull through it 🙂
I would recommend everyone to take the time to read it. It is regarded as the most influential piece of literature ever, and the longest reigning “bestseller” world-wide. Not to forget how it changed the filter through which generations before us perceived the world; delivering values upon which our ancestors modelled their societies.
This ideological spectrum also worked retroactively. When looking at “Viking texts” written by Monks, you can obviously sense how Christianity influenced how certain Viking stories were formulated and immortalised in the written form. How were these stories before Christianity? What is the whole truth?
Falsification due to propaganda and remodelling due to new standards is nothing new. It has happened before and we are witnessing it now, this time around, due to “political correctness.”
If you want to preserve your Holy Scriptures, or anything else of value, you ought to get some stone tablets. Who knows the extent of the cultural loss humanity has suffered whenever there’s been a moment of environmental “divine intervention?” Violent “climate change” has happened numerous times. It is actually quite frightening if you look into it. Carving things into stone increases your chances of keeping the flame of culture and faith alive.
Books and texts can in many ways be perceived as programming tools; the coding for various programs, internalised by our “human avatars” in order to interact and engage with this interactive, recyclable, organic, mortal world. The more dependent we become upon our technology the more vulnerable do we render our cultural inheritance. Especially since the art of storytelling is increasingly watered down by the dulling of our capacity for memorising extensive material.
My own spiritual journey has taken me from philosophy in my childhood, to flirting with intellectual Satanism and the occult in my teens, to meditation and mental training in adulthood and has now landed me in the Christian camp.
My approach to the spiritual was a quest for self-empowerment but ironically enough it wasn’t until I re-opened my heart to others through prayer that I found the inner peace that I had been yearning for. For many years I only found happiness if there was any good news regarding my music, after the 22nd of February this year I woke up again after 13 years in slumber. What an amazing experience! I do feel in many ways like I’ve come around full circle. I thank fate for bringing me to the empty church “in the middle of nowhere” that set me on the Christian path. I certainly understand now why people say that they’ve been “Born Again,” such an experience doesn’t have to involve drugs, crime or alcohol. It can be an emotional experience as well.
Prayer is greater than meditation since you direct your heart towards others.
That is where true peace is found, not in a self-focused spiritual quest.
Today I started off my day by reading celebrity statements from angry American stars, obviously yearning for some sort of revolution over in the U.S.A.
None of these characters ever formulate what they imagine will happen if total collapse ensues in said country. Which is something one certainly should think about if promoting and crying for war and destabilisation. Nor does it seem to me that they contemplate the possible source of America’s tremendous internal division. Nor do they suggest ways in which to fix it….
I’ve seen for myself the fragmentation and tribalism across the pond and this is a most worrying issue. America depends on its citizens to leave their old alliances behind and literally pledge allegiance to their new country of residency if America is to work! America cannot afford to have separate population groups singing their own National Anthems, or population groups advocating solely and exclusively for their own group. America cannot afford ancestry worship in the long run, since they need Americans to see themselves as Americans 1st, which means that Americans have to mentally separate themselves from their country and culture of origin.
I think the main issue is that American values; (the constitution, the founding fathers, the American flag, the American Anthem, etc,) are seen as White-American values, rather than America being seen as an Anglo-Saxon construct where a hand has been stretched out to other tribes and where doors have been opened to facilitate racial integration and unity.
This is a great shame because it means that unity can only happen if one “sells out” or that unity can only happen if “the old order” is destroyed, since America as we’ve come to know it signifies oppression in the eyes of enough people. This means that there are forces at work who want to topple the whole thing and who will never be interested in walking through the doors that have been left open, nor to shake that hand which has been left outstretched.
While America has its share of internal political and cultural problems, they cannot afford large hordes of people settling in who don’t even bother to learn English, unless Afro-Americans, Euro-Americans, (and once again) Native-Americans want to see themselves squeezed out and marginalised, much like whites originally marginalised Native tribes in order to win the territory that we today refer to as America………..
Racial anxiety will probably shoot through the roof when the baby-boomers all of a sudden vanish. That will probably be the moment when a great deal of White Americans (and Afro-Americans) start freaking out big time since their birth rates, (much like European birth rates), aren’t that great. This drop, that is already becoming noticeable in certain States, is being widely celebrated by liberal Whites who cannot wait to be in a minority position. Apparently they assume that they will be respected if the tables are completely turned. Nobody ever really mention how Afro-Americans are being squeezed out in some areas as well, nor does anyone bother to contemplate whether some of their gang-culture has to do with protection and retaliation towards other gangs and groups infringing upon “their territory” and “their interests”….*cough**cough* Latino gangs anyone?
If people are serious about Afro-American communities in the U.S.A. there are certain changes that has to happen. I remember how elderly Afro-Americans were very much upset about the cultural glorification of the gang-culture in Urban America. Not only were they embarrassed at how Afro-Americans were being portrayed, they were also upset about the potential influence on young people. In this they are very right. It is an outrage that “gangsta-culture” is promoted to such an extent rather than focusing on successful Afro-American individuals, who’ve made a life for themselves, without selling drugs on the streets to other Afro-Americans. It is particularly macabre, when taking into consideration that those who suffer the most at the hands of Afro-American gang crime are other Afro-Americans. Peddling false narratives, lying to young Afro-Americans in order to continue race-hostilities doesn’t help matters either. How can you ever get any bridges built if young Afro-Americans are led to believe that White Americans invented slavery out of nowhere and jumped out of the woodwork in Africa to enslave the Black Man, since they were envious of their Wakanda and technological superiority?
There have been African empires, Ethiopia is one example, but the narrative that is being sold, is not one where African tribes sold other African tribes to the white man, nor are the Arabs ever mentioned, nor is African Ethnic Diversity mentioned. No. Sub-Saharan Africans were actually the Egyptians, and the White Man just came to Africa one day, and destroyed Egypt, that apparently is located in Sub-Sahara Africa, so that the White Man could finally settle his envy, and teach the snotty Black Man some sort of lesson…..
You don’t believe me? Well then go ahead and expose yourself to this kind of nonsense yourself.
Of course, not all, that would be a false thing to suggest, a false one indeed, but you don’t need all Afro-Americans to believe in these things for them to have a negative, cultural effect!
Slavery existed long before the TransAtlantic Slave Trade. For all I know maybe I have a slave as my ancestor somewhere since the Vikings took prisoners and engaged in the trading of slaves. Something that I didn’t know of until I made my “Viking Video,” which can be seen on my YouTube.
In fact, European tribes have been enslaved in the past by other European tribes, due to war, the same can be said of Africa, the Middle East and I’m assuming Asia as well (why would they be the exception to the rule?).
Whenever there are victorious Nations, there will obviously be losers. Norway as a Nation has been a loser. In fact I don’t understand why Afro-Americans have to water the plant of falsehood in order to feel better about themselves. Focus on what you can do as an individual and look at other successful individuals, from your own tribe and from other tribes. There is no need to steal and culturally appropriate other Nation’s success stories.
There is a time for grief and there is a time to move on.
And the time to move on is now if Americans are truly concerned about their Union!!!!!!
If there are forces out there who feel clever about the ghettos and no-go-zones in America, then they will find themselves disappointed, as the crime in these areas spread and expand. Eventually you will not be safe regardless of where you might find yourself, which is why these issues have to be solved.
What is interesting to note, when observing America’s angry celebrities, is that none of these eloquent soldiers of chaos are outspoken supporters of American Heritage, History and/or culture. What were their thoughts during the statue debate? Have any of these characters used their platform and star-power to promote America’s cultural legacy? Even though it would naturally pale to Europe’s due to America’s very young age, they are still old enough to have buildings, statues and sites of historical importance and value. They also have their share of writers, modern composers, and have been especially influential in terms of “the Golden age of Hollywood” and/or musicals (just think Disney). American culture exists, even though Europeans might not agree because it isn’t old or classic enough….
If American culture exists, which it does, it ought to be protected, and who can possibly be better advocates for American cultural legacy than its performers and artists?
Apparently they have no interest in such things, probably because a great deal of American celebrities aren’t technically equipped to handle even the most basic musical repertoire….
There. I said it.
They evidently have no concern nor “skin in the game” when it comes to American culture, nor is their modern contribution that spectacular (in most cases). In other words, a great number of these American stars aren’t really that great. What makes them great is their fame and that’s about it.
When looking at the academia, the student movements, the celebrities and the media it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we are to witness a Winter Palace moment in the U.S.A. It is wrong to believe that a majority is needed for a revolution to take place. You need the right people and you need patronage, something that the American opposition has since establishment politicians and advocacy groups openly endorse and promote the hostilities.
The boosting of the economy and the creation of jobs might help, but America’s challenges are deep, and cultural as well.
Morality vs. Strategy.
Just like the distinction between street level diversity vs. elitist diversity is never mentioned by those who govern at all, they also fail to address the complex balance of morality and strategic interest…
A good and easy example is this:
If you are a Christian you are supposed to help your brothers and sisters in Christ. These brothers and sisters could be anyone, living anywhere in the world. Christians are widely persecuted so it makes sense that they should receive support from fellow Christians.
But a dilemma naturally presents itself…
1- “I’ll get involved with charity in Africa. I will do my best to use my energy on collecting goods for African Christians. I will not raise money for the unfortunate in my own territory, I will help African tribes instead, sending them medication and money if I’m wealthy enough. They believe in God, I strongly dislike our degenerate society, so I will side with those who have healthy and strong values. Take that silly Europe!”
2- Over population becomes an issue in Africa. People start moving North in order to go where all the goods came from. They are now great in numbers due to Northern charity efforts and start pushing into your territory, compromising the safety and integrity of your own habitat. Crime levels explode, integration fails, and suddenly you find yourself a stranger in your own territory.
Which one would you choose: your fellow country men and neighbours or people of the faith regardless of where they might come from?
Or simply put: what comes first to you and what is most important? Race or faith/ideology?
You do not need a more complex example than this. Sadly we have leaders in our part of the world who never really take the time to explain the battle between what is good in the moment and what might be better in the long run.
It might be an idea to address this and explain this to the population since it could reduce some of the hatred directed towards politicians and decision makers.
Retarded White People.
So today I saw this in my Twitter feed:
Needless to say I commented on this.
If you want to eradicate Whites then this type of argument is sensible. I just happen to be white and live in Europe, which is the only territory that rightfully belongs to the so-called “Evil White Man” because this is where the “Evil White Man” comes from … the idea that we should have no borders while having no children is nothing short of insane.
I wasn’t really aware of how bad our situation is until last year when I was ill and had plenty of time on my hands to read and think.
Nobody ever sat me down and explained to me the National importance of marriage and children, quite on the contrary I was told to do my own thing and have a career.
When I was a tween the Defence Department in the country where I lived decided to use little girls magazines to recruit young girls to go out and fight, rather than to promote children and family life.
Ever since I started receiving mainstream exposure for my work as an artist I’ve been hailed as a fabulous female role model, since I’m a shred/virtuoso guitarist and since I initially started out in the male-dominated realm of heavy metal, contributing to the genre as a creative artist and kicking ass technically.
If young women in the U.S.A., Russia and/or Europe follow my example there will be no future for any of those territories since I’ve never been married and have no kids.
I’m still a fantastic role-model though apparently, or maybe not anymore, since I’ve realised how dangerous our culture actually is.
I guess that makes me a douchebag instead. Yeah probably.
Please check out Open Doors who help Christians in trouble. You sign up for free information and can write cards to imprisoned believers. You can also donate. Small amounts make a huge difference. It is quite shocking to read about the suffering these people of faith have to endure, especially since a lot of these stories are kept out of the mainstream media.
I didn’t know for example that Egyptian girls risk being kidnapped by Muslims if they are Christian. They get approached much in the same way as we’ve seen Muslim men do over here in England – with so-called grooming; here in Europe girls end up being pimped out by the guy they thought was their boyfriend, while girls in Egypt think that they’ve met their future husband only to be forcefully converted and married off to someone else. A grim affair indeed; intended to bring shame and humiliation upon Christian families.
There are also stories of minorities within minorities such as Rohingya Christians, who are never really mentioned by anybody. Persecuted Christians seems to be largely a non-topic, with former Muslims turned Christians an even greater non-topic….This global issue has thankfully been mentioned by US Vice President Mike Pence (which I’ve mentioned before), even England’s Theresa May lent her voice during her Christmas message and met with representatives from Open Doors, etc; Hopefully we’ll see a change in the popular narrative as a result? One can hope.
Grizzly tales are shared within the pages of these magazines from communist countries such as North-Korea and China, yet Muslim majority nations appear to be the greatest offenders when it comes to intolerant, violent, persecution of those that they disagree with. Which is particularly interesting when bearing in mind that many of these Islamic territories used to be Christian once upon a time, even Jewish in some instances (which I’ve mentioned in another entry).
It is obvious that there are many tragic fates that are being kept away from the public light, which is a great shame. We should remember these people and their stories. It is even better if we remind them that they are not alone! Sign up for Open Doors’ monthly information package if you are curious and want to help; it’s free!
*Note: needless to say there are countless various religious denominations out there. I find that to be pretty self-explanatory, but decided to update this blog entry (21.March.2018) with this basic reminder, due to the current politically sensitive hysteria we sadly experience all over the Western world. When talking about averages, regardless of the group mentioned, “Not All” should be an unnecessary detail to add. *
Since I’m working my way through the Old Testament and this is taking some time, I decided to read a children’s book about The New Testament.
The message was very interesting, as the Old Testament describes the one battle after the other between various different tribes/ethnic groups in the Middle East area, whereas Jesus believes in reaching out to members of some of these groups, which certainly must have raised some eye brows. Especially the idea of praying for ones enemies.
The message of enduring, selfless love; especially that the faith is not ethnocentric, but for all, is very inspiring and a major contrast to what comes before it, where the Old Testament God is quite frankly depicted as a scary and merciless entity. He will engage in genocidal activity and sanctify it to punish those who live in a way he finds to be degenerate, prophets manage to soften his heart to a certain degree, but only so that one faithful believer can survive, in some cases. A spectacularly dangerous and frightening otherworldly deity is the image that you’re left with; you better do what you’re told, or else!
An aspect of Jesus’s message is;” …Go, but do not sin again,” which contrasts with the modern perception that anything goes or the old-fashioned idea that “if you sin then you’re damned.” Jesus reached out to those who were ostracised and focused on saving those who needed it the most. Which is very touching.
Section 26; speaking of A Kingdom of Equals, might make individualists and people who acknowledges differences wonder, but it is rather the idea that all lives matter, and the more responsibility a person has the more important it is to remember this: “If one of you wants to be great, he must be the servant of the rest; and if one of you wants to be first, he must be the slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served; he came to serve and to give his life to redeem many people.” Mark 10:43-45
Jesus fights against corruption, which obviously doesn’t make him very popular with the establishment, he performs miracles (which in his opinion shouldn’t be necessary to convince people to listen to him), gratitude or how people seem to lack in this is also mentioned.
In other words, this book describes how Jesus was trying to teach people how to co-exist and be nice to one another, humans are described as being faulty, but Jesus tries to put people on the right path. This eventually cost him his life. This act interestingly enough marks the end of blood sacrifice as practised in the old Testament, since Jesus was the ultimate sacrificial act; he died on the cross for our sins.
Jesus’s take on materialism is also of interest, as I’ve seen for myself how paranoid certain successful people are; arguing with all and everyone about nothing, being stuck up for no reason (not that there ever is one) and never helping anyone.
If you make your money illegally and you know that lots of people are after you, then how can you sleep well at night? Even individuals who’ve made their money legally, might face troubles internally when looking back on their life and how they had to walk over others to reach their objective.
It is also interesting that heaven is not described as a place for all, but for the few, since most will fail when it comes to living their lives in accordance with Jesu’s teachings. It can also be argued that Christianity is stricter in certain respects, since Jesus preaches that it is not just the act of killing a person that is wrong, even the thought should be avoided. So it is not enough to abstain from sin, you should purify your thoughts as well.
A very good quote is this one, displaying some self-doubt from Paul: “ And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is a delusion and you are still lost in your sin… If our hope in Christ is good for this life only and no more, then we deserve more pity than anyone else in all the world.” 1 Corinthians 15:14-19
He then goes on to write: “Death is destroyed: victory is complete!” 1 Corinthians 15:54
It is very interesting how Jesus was cheered on when he rode into Jerusalem, only to be betrayed by the crowd later, when he was chosen to be executed rather than the guilty criminal standing next to him. Pilate knew that he did the wrong thing.
The story of the lost sheep as recounted in this book is quite cute actually. I wrote about individualism previously here on my blog, but the idea of Jesus the shepherd is a bit different from what I previously thought. It is rather the idea that humans are flawed and that God/Jesus is a parent looking after his sheep/children, and how we all naturally fall into this category, since humans need help to stay on the right path. In this context the idea is not one of contempt and arrogance, but one of care and concern, something that is much-needed if one thinks of petty arguments between neighbours, just to pick an everyday example. All of the conflicts we have in this world from small to big, could easily be avoided if people just behaved, the problem is that people don’t and therein lays the problem.
What makes the Holy Bible a relevant read even today, is that it doesn’t paint an unrealistic picture of humans, rather it serves the purpose of trying to help, a role that increasingly falls on government programs in our day and age.
This was a good read for sure. I would recommend kids and adults alike to read about the inspiring message and work of Christ.