“The Gender Agenda” by Lis Goddard & Clare Hendry.

This book came into my possession courtesy of our local vicar, who lent it to me after having read my review of “Simply Christian” by Tom Wright.

The work is a discussion between two Christian women regarding female leadership and involvement in the Church.

I can hardly think of a topic more relevant in this day and age where female priests seem to be the only vicars left, in addition to female bishops, even female lesbian bishops!

With the emphasis on LGBTQ and egalitarianism it is certainly surprising to read the actual Holy Bible and see how the texts contrast with our “modern values. ”

In my review of “Simply Christian” I wrote among other things this:

“I’m also questioning the presence of female priests and authority figures within Northern European churches when it is explicitly said in 1 Timothy 2 (12) : “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.” I guess it can be counter-argued that women are keeping the faith alive and that it is better with female priests than no priests.”

That is probably a good place to start, because the Holy Bible does certainly not come across as a feminist manifesto, to put it that way, even though Lis Goddard seems to think so.

Her interpretation of The Holy Bible hinges on our Bibles being translated wrong … which means that both my copy of the Bible and Clare Hendry’s copy are faulty.

Lis Goddard zooms in on what could have been the intended or original meaning of certain words in the texts and she also seem to believe that Genesis depicts a gender-neutral Utopia of sorts, before the Fall….

Eve is created from Adam’s rib and God first turns to Adam when Eve has not only been disobedient but has brought her man into disobedience as well. A great deal of people will read this as follows: God created the man first, gave him a companion “of him,” and was upset with Adam when he failed in his leadership, punishing both parties (even the snake).

Lis Goddard and those who agree with her, would claim that there was no such thing as any leadership to begin with. That Adam and Eve were equals, that both were leaders in their own right, but that the Fall distorted this Utopia leading to gender-unbalance, which was finally corrected with the arrival of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom.

My impression after reading “The Gender Agenda” is that joining a Bible reading group might put you into a situation where after staring at certain passages in the Bible for a prolonged period of time, you’ll start seeing all sorts of strange things…Everything that is all of a sudden isn’t and everything that isn’t is.

In other words: if you analyse something long enough you’ll eventually get whatever you desire, seeing your own reflection after turning what you are reading into a mirror.

The same can be observed in a lot of modern journalism.

I’m not saying this to be rude, but the book certainly gives off this vibe and as I result I opened up my Bible again to read Genesis to see what I had missed.

The passage that Goddard and Hendry constantly fall back on doesn’t even occupy a full-page. It is a remarkably short section spanning from Genesis 2 (18)  up until the Fall in Genesis 3. After reading this section again, a couple of times, I find it difficult to agree with Goddard’s interpretation.

A good point made by Hendry is that if a woman is supposed to listen to her husband, and he is the head of the household, then how does that work out if a woman is to be the head of a Church? This might be the reason as to why there were supposed to be male monarchs back in the day. Will a female Queen be “King enough”? Or will she be swayed by her husband as “the head,” in effect meaning that the man is ruling the territory rather than the actual Queen?

Yet with all of this said; it is written in the Bible that women should study, prophesy, and pray, not to forget that there are important female characters present in the Biblical texts which is something that anti-Christian critics wouldn’t acknowledge or downplay. Women are to have a role and be active, the question is how.

An interesting point made in “The Gender Agenda” is that Paul was writing to different Churches, helping them with whatever issues that they were facing. It was also mentioned that women and men were probably seated according to their gender, just like in the synagogues, which can explain why Paul says that women need to be quiet in Church. No gossiping and chit-chat in other words. Here is an interesting quote from 1 Corinthians 9 (22):

“To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”

That quote might shed some light on Paul’s letters. It is also of interest to note that disagreements was a factor from the very beginning of the establishment of the various Churches:

“I appeal to you brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgement. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’e’s people that there is quarrelling among you, my brethren.” 1 Corinthians 1 (10)

I would recommend reading Goddard & Hendry’s book as it is extremely relevant in today’s Church environment. If you’ve attended any Church services in Scandinavia or the U.K., then you’ll know what I mean.

Reading the Old & New Testament will instantly put you in a situation where you’ll be worried that you’re supporting heresy, which is probably why young people turn to Islam or Orthodox Christianity.

Pluralism and political correctness is hurting Northern churches, who would probably gain more by proclaiming God as the God and the Holy Bible as the Truth. If you start doubting yourself, then others will do as well and in today’s political and spiritual environment, I don’t know if that’s the best way forward.

To conclude; it is certainly at odds with everything in our modern pop-culture to be a practising Christian, especially if you are a woman, since being: argumentative, loud, not modestly dressed and especially having authority over men are all characteristics that are currently being celebrated, in addition to abortion. Nothing gains wider praise than women involved with the military, ministry or politics. So if you are looking at the Bible and Christianity through a conservative lens you’ll probably think that you’ve woken up in Hell, or at least in a world that is in a state of absolute chaos.

I Just Finished The Old Testament!

Why The Bible Is Dangerous & Why The Political Correctness Brigade Wants To Keep It Away From You.

The Lion Encyclopaedia of Jesus.

 

“Simply Christian” by Tom Wright.

“Nobody was expecting anyone, least of all a Messiah, to rise from the dead. A crucified Messiah was a failed Messiah. When Simeon ben Kosiba was killed by the Romans in AD 135, nobody went around afterwards saying he really was the Messiah after all,…” (p.96)

This book was lent to me by my local priest who recommended it when I told him that I was reading the Holy Bible.

After I was done reading the scriptures in its entirety (which took me over a year), I ventured into Wright’s work, which is a very straightforward and easy read.

The book is very enjoyable and explains Christianity and what it really is and what it really means.

Nothing beats having the source material though and it is vital to always keep in mind that the Bible is the number one “document” or more fittingly “Testament,” to which believers are to stay true.

“Once we glimpse this vision of the Holy Spirit coming to live within human beings, …” (p.111)

I therefore recommend people who are either turning to Christianity or becoming practising Christians to actually read the Holy Bible rather than not reading at all, or only reading Church approved interpretations of the Holy works.

It is not an easy undertaking reading the scriptures, because a lot of the Old Testament make for repetitive reading, but it is worth it due to those parts that aren’t, and especially since it exposes you to all of that which is normally excluded from pop-culture and mainstream Church services. It is quite staggering how much that has been left out and how limited modern Christianity is when it comes to what it quotes….

I’ve written before that I was going to review the New and Old Testament, and that I’m working on a very long entry for the Old, this is all true, but I wanted to read what our priest had recommended first.

I’m glad that I did because there were certain aspects of the Christian faith that I hadn’t quite figured out, such as “God-time,” meaning that the past, present and future isn’t linear when dealing with God.

“Somehow, God’s dimension and our dimension, heaven and earth, overlap and interlock.” (p.110)

I choose to start my Testament reviews with “Simply Christian” so that others too can read and enjoy this work, hopefully avoiding misconceptions and confusion. My reviews of the Old and the New Testament are based on my reading of the uncensored source text and is not based on politically correct, modern-Church approved, filtered, interpretations. I intend to address: slavery, the role of women, the fact that you should not rebel against your government, the early persecution of Christians, and the divisiveness that Jesus’ presence brings into this world, all of which is based on the Holy texts themselves, but aspects that modern-churchians and pop-culture never mention.

On that note it might be fitting to reveal that Wright’s work is not particularly politically correct, and that I was somewhat surprised that my local vicar would recommend something that must surely stand opposed to a great deal of what is being promoted within Church communities today.

“But setting it out in this way feels a bit like trying to describe my best friend by offering a biochemical analysis of his genetic makeup. It is important. Indeed, if he didn’t have that makeup he wouldn’t be the same person.” (p.154)

It was a relief that the book wasn’t filled with post-modernist falsities, yet there were some conclusions that Wright arrived at that puzzled me, and his digestible promotion of Christianity appears very mild, if re-visiting the New Testament after having read “Simply Christian.”

Wright concludes that global economic justice must be one of the many goals of Christians today but the Holy Bible itself states that: “If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5 (8)

I’m also questioning the presence of female priests and authority figures within Northern European churches when it is explicitly said in 1 Timothy 2 (12) : “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.” I guess it can be counter-argued that women are keeping the faith alive and that it is better with female priests than no priests.

I also think it is important to quote James 2 (17) & (26) since it is written that: “So faith by itself, if it has no works; is dead.” “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead.”

“You become like what you worship.” (p.127)

“How many times have I been grateful, faced with nightfalls both metaphorical and literal, for the old Anglican Collect which runs:

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord;

and by thy great mercy

defend us from all perils and dangers of this night;

for the love of thy only Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.” (p.142)

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” (p.144)

 

I Just Finished The Old Testament!

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.

 

America’s Cultural Legacy, Division in the U.S.A., Morality vs. Strategy & Dumb White People.

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:

BBC being silly

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.

 

Why The Bible Is Dangerous & Why The Political Correctness Brigade Wants To Keep It Away From You.

Because it teaches the following, among other things:

  1. Strength & values gain respect – a society that is too liberal will see you conquered & enslaved.
  2. Mixing with other tribes will create identity confusion & will eventually water down the essence of your people – maybe even replace you.
  3. You should bend the knee to God & humble yourself, since natural powers are 10x greater than man can ever dream of being.
  4. You are faulty and have to work on yourself to become a better human.
  5. Rather than running to your government expecting them to solve all of your problems, treating politicians with incurable anger if they cannot; you should scan yourself to see where you are at fault yourself, and roll up your sleeves to help out and take initiative, both in the home and outside of it.
  6. The State/Government is not above God & man is not God.
  7. You are never alone.
  8. You are not as smart or righteous as you think you are.
  9. You should not take advantage of those who suffer financially or are vulnerable within your own society.
  10. You are given the key to peace of mind, free of charge, which is not in the interest of those who gain on your internal misery. Our thoughts can eventually make us sick even, so why would it be beneficial to heal you for free? If you have a hole in your heart you are led to believe by modern society that all sorts of things outside of yourself can fix it, when the key is already there, within you. I’ve come to believe that true emotional “enslavement” is trying to fill the heart with all that which won’t fill it. I remember how insulted I was some years back when a Christian suggested that reading the Bible could help me with battling stage fright, I thought this sounded like total rubbish. Now I know that I was wrong, in fact very wrong. It has become so ingrained in us to think that we are too advanced for old religious texts (that are allegedly irrelevant due to how ancient they are) and that the solution for whatever problem we might face will always lay outside of ourselves. After all, this is why we have so very many experts….
  11. All you need to know to come around full circle as a human is this: 1 – Open up your heart in sincere and total prayer to those you care about, even strangers & 2 – “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13.