Sunday, January 15, 2012


The Awakening
"Beware of Greeks bearing gifts" they said and no truer words have ever been uttered in the history of man.
Greeks have a way of enticing you with their wears, they charm you with their words and wit, they gain your trust with their cunning and, before you know it, they have entered your most guarded inner sanctum, feast at your table as honoured guests and open you up to their world while you remain oblivious to any of it, until it´s too late.
They did this to the Trojans, they did it to the Romans and through them they did it to the western world and the world at large.
But the gift given, by the Greeks to humankind, was much more tempting than a simple lifeless idol, it was much more enticing than a wooden horse offered in hypocritical humiliation, much more powerful than a symbol of false defeat; this gift was the brilliance of critical thinking that was to revolutionize human contemplation and give rise to change and hope through all the coming ages, it was a spirit of being.
It was from this simple offering, given in feigned humility, that came forth, from the belly of the beast, the forces of deliberation that were to open the mental doors of ignorance and superstition and lay the world bear to the power of man’s creativity and curiosity.
It was from this offering that, under the cover of darkness, the forces of human awareness were to make, man’s most well devised defences of fear, ignorance and insecurity, ineffective and that showed once more that there is nothing more potent and insidious in the universe than intelligence, wisdom and guile.
From that moment on, when the gates to the walled city were opened, man has reached for heights never before attained by any civilization and to depths imagined by few cultures before.
This simple breaching of the minds ramparts, using intellect where brute force failed, is what the Greeks offered mankind as their lasting legacy through time and has made them immortals in the memories of all those that have come since.
In the fertile soils of critical thought watered by honest skepticism, they planted for us philosophy, science, mathematics, geometry, astronomy, gymnastics, history, theatre, aesthetics and many other seedlings of the human imagination; but much more than this they grew acceptance of man’s true nature and awareness of man’s promise and possibility.
From the serrated, sea beaten shores of the Greek peninsula, man stood for the first time next to the gods and did not just cower in submission beneath them; like Homers Odysseus man set off into the unknown sea looking for his way to Ithaca and no monsters or enticers would keep him from his course; no threatening horror or promising pleasure would divert his attentions.
The gods, representing the mysterious forces of nature as all deities do, were no longer unreachable icons or omnipotent despots, but exhibited the imperfections and limitations that man sees in himself and in the universe around him. Man, was to be, no longer an unwilling, helpless pawn or a witless, groveling victim of unknown powers and domineering entities but was to stand to his full height, face the world with courage and pride and fight for his place in it as an equal and full participant or perish in the fight.
The gods may have been placated, tricked, bribed, cajoled and honoured but they were not idealized; the gods may have been feared, followed, respected, worshiped, loved and hated but they were not surrendered to.
From this straightforward stance on life these Hellenes became a subtle power that affected men from all cultures and through all times and as a consequence conquered Europe as no military or economic power ever could have.
Their power was their message and their message was man’s destiny.
The Coming Darkness
Despite this glorious beginning hard times were to later come, that were to plunge the Greek spirit into the darkness for centuries and that was to weaken, a once powerful civilization, to such an extent that it became vulnerable to foreign, slavish moral systems that still, to this day, plague western civilization and chain the human spirit to mediocrity and herd psychology.
The decline of Hellenic thought, not surprisingly, coincided with the deterioration of its last greatest conquest and bastion, the Roman Empire.
Through years of power and privilege the Romans became tempered by easy living and unearned security, as often happens with all empires and elites, which made them susceptible to foreign ideals and moralities coming from the lower classes of Roman society and from the outlying conquered realms, populated by peoples seeking a reprieve from Rome´s dominion and an escape from their viciousness. Christianity was forced on to the Hellenes and other peoples in the Eastern Christian Roman Empire with brute violence, torture and mass murder by the Eastern Christian Roman Establishment from 325 A.D. onwards that adopted Christianity as the official religion of the empire in order of securing the loyalty and support to Rome from all the peoples of the empire by having one religion one people and one similar god for all.
Christianity, being an amalgamation of eastern religions, Hebrew ethics and Greek metaphysics, quickly became attractive to the masses of the weak and the deprived and, like communism, preached the degradation of the strong for the appeasement of the frail; as such it was fast to spread amongst the under-classes and the subdued as a new hope for salvation, not only from the cruelty of the Romans but mainly from the brutality of life itself. The one people that were the most civilized and educated that resisted the most in adopting Christianity were the Greeks. For this they were brutally put down with the destruction of their statues, temples, libraries, books, schools and theatres. Their religion along with the Olympic Games was banned. They were forbidden to say they were Greeks, if one broke this law, the punishment was death.
Slowly the Greek paideia that was taught to the children of the Roman elites for centuries lost its hold and its meaning and in its place Judaio-Christian ethics started replacing it in the consciousness of the nation at large, starting from the ground up.
This was one more cause, amongst many more, that in due course lead to the infiltration of northern tribes into the heart of roman rule and eventually caused the split of the Roman Empire into the Holy Roman Empire in the west and, what was later referred to, the Byzantium Empire in the east.
But the onslaught of Christianity against Hellenism was not to end here.
In later years through the Crusades and the Iconoclastic Wars, Greek culture- now labelled paganism- was either completely illegalized and forced underground or assimilated into Christian doctrine and rituals; the heart of the eastern roman empire now- after the infliction and acceptance of Christianity as its official religion- its capital called Constantinople, was repeatedly ransacked by western Christian hordes on their way to the "Holy Lands" and so weakened that it became easy prey for the coming of the Turks that were to completely destroy Byzantium and later threaten all of Europe.
Europe plunged into the Dark Ages losing its past in the process and strengthening the control of Christianity over its soul.
How revealing it is that during these dark times Christianity flourished and prospered as all religions do in times of desperation and need.
Like the vulture that can only feed on the weak and dying, this mutated religion feasted upon the carrion of Greco-Roman civilization and grew strong upon the fat of the meek and fearful.
It would be unjust of me to blame the fall of Rome and the decline of Hellenism entirely on Christianity. It is obvious that empires and civilizations come and go as a natural course of history and of life as a whole and keeping this in mind we can see Christianity more as a natural consequence rather than a decisive cause of Roman decline; but I also believe that there are environments that breed destruction as there are environments that breed construction as an innate aspect of their nature, as there are mentalities that cause enlightenment and ones that cause degradation and ignorance through their mere existence. Because of this I believe Christianity hastened, even if it didn´t completely cause, the fall of Enlighted civilization and of Rome.
It is interesting to note here that in present day Greece the idea of Christianity {Orthodoxy} has so immersed itself in the psychology and identity of the population that Christianity is now considered a necessary particle of Hellenism and is often considered a tautology even if, in essence, these two ideals are irreconcilable with each other.
It is, therefore, ironic that in modern day Greece there are very few real Greeks as described by their own ancestors.
To be Greek is neither a national identity nor a racial one, but it is a way of thinking, a way of education, a position towards life and a spirit of being.
How can there be Greeks in a country so submersed in Judaio-Christian theism and how can Hellenism coexist with Jewish morality?
Hellenism teaches man to stand strong and courageous in front of the mysteries of the universe; Christianity teaches shame and humility.
Hellenism teaches man to stand in defiance of fate and in opposition to the unknown; Christianity teaches surrender and ignorance.
Hellenism proposes a man as a full and equal participant, beautiful in his nature, proud in his being and creator of his destiny; Christianity proposes a man as a blind puppet to a strange puppeteer, hideous in his denial of his spirit, his body, his nature and a slave to chance and superstition.
Hellenism proposes a man of wisdom through effort, knowledge and ability; a dominator of what is beneath him and builder of his world.
Christianity proposes a man of faith through acceptance of another´s hope and subjugation to his inner insecurities, egotism and fears; a follower and unaware nothing in a herd of nobody´s.
Hellenism interprets existence as an opportunity; something to be explored, understood and conquered.
Christianity interprets existence as a period of atonement for life itself; as an opportunity for offering payment for even being what one is and in longing for escape into a promised "otherness".
Hellenism breeds men of the world: brave, proud, aware, challenging, changing, becoming and knowing; while Christianity breeds sheep for slaughter: meek, huddled in pools of "averageness" and hoping for a better death than a life.
Through the propagation of Judaio-Christian ideals and false democratic equalitarianism throughout the western world, western man has been degraded and diluted. Weakness and inferiority is promoted and sheltered while the distinct and superior are asked to lower themselves or to hide their special nature so that the many will not feel insecure or irrelevant in comparison.
Political correctness is a modern catch phrase that harnesses language and personal expression to the cart of conventionality.
This leveling of man for the sake of peace and conformity has declined western civilization but has also altered it from what it was or supposed to be, into a horrific mutation with nothing in common with the original and has made man into a terrible replica of his original Platonic Idea.
The Reawakening
Fortunately Greek thought was not to perish. It lay dormant in Arabic libraries and in the minds of learned men waiting for the long night to pass and the tides of time to bring back fertile ground to seed the minds of men once more, and to tempt the west with the same original gift.
The Renaissance was a period of re-acceptance, rediscovery and a rebirth of ancient ideals, but this time with the added obstacle of struggling against, a now, firmly entrenched alien ideology that would resist it all the way.
Christianity with its Buddhist selflessness and denial of life coupled with Jewish shame and original sin and the addition of Greek mythology and spirituality within its dogma imposed limits to the extent as to which Hellenism took root.
Up until our time the struggle continues.
The most remarkable aspect of the reincarnation of Hellenism is that it has mostly been advanced by Anglo-Saxons and other Europeans not originally infected by its message in the early years.
It is, in fact, a German, Nietzsche who stands as the last great "Greek" philosopher of our times; it was he who first appreciated the true spirit of Hellenism and freely displayed his appreciation of it throughout his work.
The modern Greeks themselves, never having participated in the Renaissance due to their enslavement to the Ottoman Empire and still weighed down by Christian Orthodoxy and its stifling effects, rediscovered their own ancestors through third parties and foreign philosophers and still, to this day, resist them and their teachings.
The Forked Road
Man is torn being; two forces push and pull him in different direction even though they are effects of the same cause and is motivated by similar goals.
Nietzsche described these two opposing natural human impulses as Dionysian {change, creation, destruction, movement, rhythm, ecstasy, oneness} and Apollonian {order, lawfulness, perfect form, clarity, precision, self-control, individuation} whereas Schopenhauer stated that it was the will struggling against intellect or rather the excess of intellect becoming pure will-less knowledge trying to break free from its servitude to the blind will.
Through the lifetime of a man he will be asked to decide between these two facets of his being and due to this decision he will form his character and values that will guide his actions and designate his virtues.
But more than this man is torn between complete acceptances of his being or total denial of it.
Christianity, in its true spirit, as with Buddhism, teaches a full withdrawal from the temptations of existence and an extreme ascetic subsistence devoid of all pleasures and pains as a penitence for man’s nature and a payment for man’s consciousness.
Despite the infringing theologies and ideologies that have mutated modern Christianity, the real spirit of Christian dogma contains a selflessness and denial of life equal to Buddhist teachings and Schopenhauer´s philosophy of pessimism.
Atheistic materialism, on the other hand- as well as hedonism as its encompassing dogma- holds that the other extreme position towards life is the wise one. Here pleasure is valuable for its own sake and since no other higher entity exists there are no rules, no purposes, no goals worth sacrificing personal contentment for; life is its own reward and any denial of man’s nature or his will is a waste of time and an exercise in futility.
Hellenism contains both paths but not to either extreme. The Greeks recognized the meaninglessness of human existence and the melancholy and horrors it contains.
Socrates and Plato made no effort to hide their disdain for life and they labelled it a disease that only death could cure; Diogenes turned inward seeking fulfillment and truth and the stoics accepted pleasures, if offered, but made no effort to indulge themselves.
Asceticism, and the mental discipline it breeds, was a necessary part of Hellenic thought and an acknowledgment that the mind made up man’s particular distinctness in nature, but the Greeks never went so far as to deny life in its entirety and to preach an extreme asceticism as was taught in the eastern faiths and later by Christianity.
Within Hellenic thought both the horror and ecstasy of life are represented and embraced. It is this opposition, this dual nature of Greek thought that gave birth to tragedy and comedy that so fully expresses the duality of human thought and the inner struggle that often reveals itself in contradictions bordering the ridiculous or sad.
This battle between Apollonian and Dionysian impulses was how Nietzsche explained the birth of Tragedy and Comedy in ancient Greece and it so perfectly represents Greek thought overall.
The Hellenes have built their symbolic icon and they place it before us as a tempting gift to our vanity; it contains insidious forces, anti-establishment notions and challenging ideas that will open our mental doors to the world where we will either be lost or inflamed but we will not remain the same.
Will we allow it through the walls of our mind, will we succumb to their calling and allow the idol within our walls, and will we surrender to the Greeks and become one of them ourselves?

According to the U.S. TV presenter - rabbi, Shmali Botits.

New book by Jewish-American TV host, shows Jesus Christ as a
"Jewish patriot." Entitled "Kosher Jesus', last essay of the
Rabbi Shmali Botits, will be released on February 1 simultaneously in the
U.S. and Israel - and already has caused much debate.

The truth is that, in public speeches, the rabbi raises issues
Which are studiously avoided by most Orthodox Jews. Although the
new work does not deal with sexual issues, is expected to be
equally controversial as in the past.

In this, the rabbi argues that because Christians no longer consider
that the Jews are their enemies, the time has come to recognize Jesus the
Jew as a patriot who lived under the laws of the Torah (the Jewish
Mosaic Law).

This book tells the Jews to regain Jesus, the authentic
Jesus, the historical Jesus, the Jewish Jesus "and to be inspired by his
"Beautiful" teaching, said Jewish-American rabbi and TV presenter
in the U.S., in a visit this week, to Jerusalem.

"He calls on Christians to make an effort to enrich
their faith in Christianity through an understanding of the Jewishness
of Jesus. "

"Suddenly we see the Christians of the Evangelical Church movement to
emerge as the biggest supporters of Israel.

We have this political alliance. What is missing is a theological
bridge. Christians do not know the Jewish Jesus. They know Jesus
- Son of God- but not the Jewish man Jesus. "There is a need to
discover the humanity of Jesus, "said the rabbi.

We know very well that Jesus was a NORMAL HUMAN BEING (not a God)
and a Jewish patriot!

["Suddenly we see Christians of the Evangelical (movement) Church to
emerge as the biggest supporters of Israel.]

This concept, this phrase above, what does it mean? What lies behind the
creation of Christianity?

Why was Christianity created by its creators?

After reading the Old Testament (Jewish book of fairy-tales) I am convinced that this God is vindictive, small minded, revengeful, a chauvinist, demanding, really jealous and murderous God!!!

After Joshua died, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Which tribe should attack the Canaanites first?" The LORD answered, "Judah, for I have given them victory over the land." The leaders of Judah said to their relatives from the tribe of Simeon, "Join with us to fight against the Canaanites living in the territory allotted to us. Then we will help you conquer your territory." So the men of Simeon went with Judah. When the men of Judah attacked, the LORD gave them victory over the Canaanites and Perizzites, and they killed ten thousand enemy warriors at the town of Bezek. While at Bezek they encountered King Adoni-bezek and fought against him, and the Canaanites and Perizzites were defeated. Adoni-bezek escaped, but the Israelites soon captured him and cut off his thumbs and big toes. Adoni-bezek said, "I once had seventy kings with thumbs and big toes cut off, eating scraps from under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them." They took him to Jerusalem, and he died there. The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem and captured it, killing all its people and setting the city on fire. (Judges 1:1-8 NLT)

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron that in all future generations, his descendants who have physical defects will not qualify to offer food to their God. No one who has a defect may come near to me, whether he is blind or lame, stunted or deformed, or has a broken foot or hand, or has a humped back or is a dwarf, or has a defective eye, or has oozing sores or scabs on his skin, or has damaged testicles. Even though he is a descendant of Aaron, his physical defects disqualify him from presenting offerings to the LORD by fire. Since he has a blemish, he may not offer food to his God. However, he may eat from the food offered to God, including the holy offerings and the most holy offerings. Yet because of his physical defect, he must never go behind the inner curtain or come near the altar, for this would desecrate my holy places. I am the LORD who makes them holy." (Leviticus 21:16-23 NLT)

This is the same God who supposedly sent his only son Jesus to be sacrificed so as to wipe away the sins of mankind!!!Christians believe that the New Testament is the continuation of the Old Testament!!! In other words they believe all the rubbish in the Old Testament as well as worshipping a dead man that supposedly performed miracles, supposedly lived and died and came back to life after 3 days and then ascended into heaven and is supposed to come back one day??????? To do what.........................????????

So much rubbish, is an insult to our combined intelligence!!!!!!

Εβραίος πατριώτης ήταν ο Ιησούς

Σύμφωνα με τον Αμερικανό τηλεραβίνο, Σμάλι Μπότιτς
Νέο βιβλίο από Αμερικανοεβραίο τηλεραβίνο εμφανίζει τον Ιησού Χριστό σαν «Εβραίο πατριώτη». Με τίτλο «Κόσερ Ιησούς», το τελευταίο πόνημα του ραβίνου Σμάλι Μπότιτς, θα κυκλοφορήσει την 1η Φεβρουαρίου ταυτοχρόνως στις ΗΠΑ και στο Ισραήλ – και ήδη έχει προκαλέσει συζητήσεις.

Η αλήθεια είναι ότι, στις δημόσιες ομιλίες του, ο ραβίνος θίγει ζητήματα τα οποία αποφεύγουν επιμελώς οι περισσότεροι ορθόδοξοι εβραίοι. Αν και το νέο έργο του δεν καταπιάνεται με σεξουαλικά ζητήματα, αναμένεται να είναι εξίσου αμφιλεγόμενο με τα προηγούμενα.

Σε αυτό, ο ραβίνος ισχυρίζεται ότι επειδή οι Χριστιανοί δεν θεωρούν πλέον ότι οι εβραίοι είναι εχθροί τους, έφτασε η ώρα να αναγνωριστεί ο Ιησούς σαν εβραίος πατριώτης που έζησε σύμφωνα με τους νόμους της Τορά (σ.σ. του Μωσαϊκού Νόμου).
«Αυτότο βιβλίο λέει στους εβραίους να ανακτήσουν τον Ιησού, τον αυθεντικό Ιησού, τον ιστορικό Ιησού, τον εβραίο Ιησού» και να εμπνευστούν από την «όμορφη» διδασκαλία του, είπε ο Αμερικανοεβραίος ραβίνος και παρουσιαστής τηλεοπτικής εκπομπής στις ΗΠΑ, σε επίσκεψή του, αυτή την εβδομάδα, στην Ιερουσαλήμ.

«Ζητάει από τους Χριστιανούς να κάνουν μια προσπάθεια για να εμπλουτίσουν την πίστη τους στον χριστιανισμό μέσω μιας κατανόησης της εβραϊκότητας του Ιησού».

«Ξαφνικά βλέπουμε τους Χριστιανούς της Ευαγγελικής Εκκλησίας να αναδεικνύονται σαν οι μεγαλύτεροι υποστηρικτές του κράτους του Ισραήλ.

‘Εχουμε αυτή την πολιτική συμμαχία. Αυτό που λείπει είναι μια θεολογική γέφυρα. Οι Χριστιανοί δεν γνωρίζουν τον Εβραίο Ιησού. Γνωρίζουν τον Ιησού – Γιο του Θεού αλλά όχι τον Εβραίο άνθρωπο Ιησού. «Υπάρχει ανάγκη να ανακαλύψουν την ανθρώπινη υπόσταση του Ιησού», είπε ο ραβίνος.

Εμείς ξέρουμε πολύ καλά ότι ο Ιησούς ήταν ένας απλός άνθρωπος (όχι Θεός) και Εβραίος πατριώτης!!!

«Ξαφνικά βλέπουμε τους Χριστιανούς της Ευαγγελικής Εκκλησίας να αναδεικνύονται σαν οι μεγαλύτεροι υποστηρικτές του κράτους του Ισραήλ.

Αυτή η φρασεολογική τη έννοια έχει;;;Τι κρύβεται πίσω από των χριστιανισμό;;;
Γιατί τον δημιούργησαν η δημιουργοί του;;;

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