By Dave Gresham
The practitioners of priestcraft teach us to get on our knees to talk to God. But consider how our physical parents love to talk with us face to face and all they want in return is our friendship. How much better would our spiritual parents treat us?
Religions claim that God told Abraham to kill his son. We put people in jail or asylums if they follow voices like that. A real God would be too good to ask such a thing. A real God would be too almighty to need to.
The Bible makes God say, “Kill all the Midianites, except keep the virgin girls for yourselves.” Little girls owned as sex slaves? By the murderers of their families? This is the word of a God?
Or consider this decree: “No woman may teach a man.” Aside from the obvious, that we all had mothers, should a grown man go through his entire life and learn nothing from half the world?
God’s authorship of any religion collapses in absurdity if we just allow ourselves to think. And someday, just as we no longer believe Earth is the center of the universe, so it is that speaking for God will also pass away as ignorance. Until that day, religions will continue to stunt mankind’s growth. Nearly 7 billion people are subjected to their perversions of truth and common sense everyday. And the world is mentally, emotionally and spiritually malnourished because of them.
The honest student of life finds that the spirit of love, the power of reason, and the creation itself hold so much more spiritual insight as to render any religion and its scriptures virtually useless. But the priestcrafters tenaciously hold us back to keep milking us, using the same conceited message that has always worked on the spiritually blind: “We are better than other people.”
The political point?
The union between elected officials and priestcrafters is greater than ever in America. For thirty years, quite literally, we have not heard a single speech from a national leader where they didn’t parrot the sanctimonious: “America is the greatest country on Earth.” Was there ever a country so in love with itself? This is the same conceited drivel that priestcraft sells, all of them experts at stroking the ego. It’s a sickness that turns out badly and we have the deeds to prove it.
Recall the religious crimes I noted earlier. America’s self righteousness is much the same. We have treated other nations as if we were a cruel God and made them grovel. Our conceit has led us to sacrifice tens of thousands of our own children, and millions of sons and daughters of other countries. And as for our intelligence, no one is regarded as smart enough to teach us anything.
Contrast this to the wisdom of America’s forefathers. In the 1700’s individual religion was well respected and typical of the majority of the Colonies’ leaders. And look what they accomplished: The end of royalty and the beginning of free speech! Today’s leaders? They teach nothing. They risk nothing. They lead nowhere. Once America led by example; now we lead by brute force. The golden rule is that gold rules, as the unholy alliance between priest and politician turns us backwards. Both greedily aid and abet world slavery to billionaires, while the true religion, which is simply love and reason, is threatened with extinction yet again.
Mankind needs a spiritual revolution, another Age of Enlightenment. We need to get free of the mental stupor ofChristianity, Judaism, Islam and every other self righteous group that dares pretend to tell us “what God says.” We already know what God says because we’ve always known: That we should love each other and treat each other as we would like to be treated! We were born with this awareness. The ideas are innate knowledge, carry their own authority, and come into sharper focus as we mature.
The stultifying influence of Christianity on rational thought has been fogging American intellect for over 200 years. Historical facts are now so corrupted that our first five Presidents, every one of them a Deist, are regularly believed to have been Christians. True, when America was a primitive agrarian society it was the custom of most political leaders to attend a church. But why? Because Sunday was the only day they could mingle with large groups of voters. Everyone was working the other six days. There was also some church attendance so as not to appear anti Christian. The truth is, America’s first five Presidents and many others of that period merely tolerated Christianity, agreeing to disagree when opinions conflicted. They knew that love and reason were more important than their individual philosophical differences.
Mainstream media also fosters this false Christian history and some of our school books are virtually proselytizing. The internet is a help, but is also losing ground to revisionists. For example, as I write this article, Wikipedia’s entry on Benjamin Franklin, a staunch Deist, contains a fictional letter wherein he chastises Thomas Paine for writing his seminal book The Age of Reason. Now there’s a real miracle. Franklin died four years before Paine wrote the book!
Take a look at how a few of our early presidents really felt about priestcraft. Most of these quotes are from letters to friends where they didn’t have to guard their true feelings.
“The priesthood have, in all ancient nations, nearly monopolized learning. And ever since the Reformation, when or where has existed a Protestant or dissenting sect who would tolerate a free inquiry? …brutality is patiently endured, countenanced, propagated, and applauded. But touch a solemn truth in collision with a dogma of a sect, though capable of the clearest proof, and you will find you have disturbed a nest of hornets…”
“The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…” (From the Treaty of Tripoli in 1797. Signed by President Adams and ratified unanimously by the United States Senate. That’s right, unanimously!)
“In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. It is easier to acquire wealth and power by this combination than by deserving them, and to effect this, they have perverted the purest religion ever preached to man (Deism) into mystery and jargon, unintelligible to all mankind, and therefore the safer engine for their purposes.”
“The priests of the different religious sects… dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight.”
“Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.”
“What influence have ecclesiastical establishments had on society? In some instances they have been seen to erect a spiritual tyranny on the ruins of the civil authority; on many instances they have been seen upholding the thrones of political tyranny; in no instance have they been the guardians of the liberties of the people.”
America’s founding fathers were the creators of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They were Deists, not Christians. They were independent in their thinking, not subjected to other men.
Note that Lincoln was also a Deist. Taft and a few others were generally independent. It’s good that they were, but it also shows the downward spiral of our character. Our first national leaders never prostituted themselves with the clergy for mutual benefit, or did so very little. Now they all pander with them.
Generations have passed since any President has had the depth and courage to reject pretending that the priestcrafters were above us. The same is true for almost the entire Congress. And the overall effect has been a severe reduction in the wisdom, intellect and tolerance of the people. History shows how vehemently the priestcrafters opposed men like Jefferson and Lincoln, but they still won the Presidency. Today they couldn’t get elected to city council.
We need great independent thinkers in the White House again. We need them in all elected offices. Religions always injure us politically because they need to protect their business interests. They do this by working against independent leaders because they need followers. This is not what we need.
The bottom line is this: Every person that rejects priestcraft for the authority of only love and reason becomes a much needed friend of humanity.