Islam is a total cult dedicated firstly to the Meccan Lord Hub'Al the moon deity, or 'The One', namely al-ilah. Allah does not mean God. Second, Islam is a cult totally dedicated to the most important man in history [before Barry Soetoro], namely Muhammad. Read the Koran. There is not a scintilla of an ethical program within the Koran. Moslems are to be nice to non-Moslems and kill or dominate everyone else. It is a lurid, dichotomous and obscenely intolerant world-view that the Nazis and Communists would also employ.
The Nazis annihilated the Churches because they opposed the cult of Hitler [and its 'science' of evolution]. The Communists tore down 40.000 Orthodox Churches and erased Christianity because as in Germany, Christian metaphysics was in opposition to the National Socialist/Fascist/Communist plan, itself also based on 'science' and the perfectibility via the state of mankind's character [a form of utopian evolution].
Moslems are erasing Christianity across the world, because the Christian project as stated in the Koran, is the enemy of Islam.
'Militant Moslems' blow up the shrine to Jonah – a 2.000 year old artifact of Christian faith. Proving that Islam is love and tolerance.
Syrian soldiers whose heads found a new home on spikes, courtesy of 'Extremist' Islam:
This is a good introduction to the history and development of the Catholic Church. Hitchcock lays out some eternal and important truths about the development of Christianity – which not only saved civilization but created it. No other culture in the world, no other cult or paganism in world history, has had such a profound impact on the creation of modernity and civilization than Christianity. That is simply an irrefutable fact.
The timing of the Christian message:
Although the Roman Empire eventually attempted to exterminate the Church, the early Christians believed that God made use of all things for His own purposes and had given the Empire itself a providential role in the spread of the faith. As St. Paul explained, Jesus was sent “when the time had fully come” (Gal 4:4), when the necessary conditions had been met. The Empire formed a geographical and cultural unity, and the Pax Romana (Roman peace) allowed relatively safe and easy travel all over the Mediterranean, thereby facilitating missionary efforts. By preaching and making use of synagogues in cities and large towns, evangelizers were able to reach the largest number of people.
At Alexandria (Egypt), one of the great intellectual centers of the new faith, St. Clement (d. ca. 217) and Origen (d. ca. 254) spoke of Tradition as being found not only in formal doctrinal statements but also in the liturgy, catechetical writings, and creeds recited at baptism. Divine truth was to be found in the Scripture, but not only there. Numerous beliefs commonly accepted by later Christians came down solely through Tradition—both matters of substantive belief, such as the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, and lesser things, such as Joachim and Anna being the names of Mary’s parents and the Magi being named Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar.
[This means that 'sola scriptura 'is utterly invalid]
The early Christians were an urban people, if for no other reason than that cities provided the best opportunity for evangelization. The pagani were literally the rural people—those who had not yet heard the Gospel and still worshipped the old gods. But with the end of persecution, and with sudden numerical growth, “stational churches”—what were later called parishes—were established in the larger cities.
Right to life:
Not only did the Romans practice abortion, every father had the right to decide whether or not a newborn child should be allowed to live. The Church also departed from Roman law in certain other ways, as in allowing marriage between a free woman and a slave.
Without condemning wealth or social status, the Church was egalitarian: in the Kingdom relationships between rich and poor were almost inverted, as saintly beggars could be superior to princes, and slaves might be more exalted than their masters.
Dying for the faith:
Martyrdom was inflicted in a variety of ways. Stephen was stoned to death, which was the Jewish penalty for blasphemy. Under Nero (54-68), Christians were coated with tar and set on fire in the amphitheatre to light the night games, and over the next two centuries, numerous Christians were sent into the arena to be torn apart by wild beasts, as Ignatius anticipated would happen to him. Paul, as a Roman citizen, was honorably beheaded, while Peter was dishonorably crucified (upside down, according to tradition, because he did not consider himself worthy to die as his Lord had died). Some martyrs were mutilated, sent to the mines, and worked to death; others were buried alive, burned en masse, or strapped into iron chairs that were slowly heated until they roasted to death.
Free will and reason:
The Christian emphasis on human free will, albeit impaired by sin, was a liberating alternative to belief in Fate. Christianity recognized the ultimate emptiness of a purely earthly existence, offered hope of eternal life, and laid down an inspiring ethic based on love and the practical discipline necessary to achieve it.
Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the tares teaches that good and evil exist together in the world, and the reality of human freedom provides the only satisfactory explanation of moral evil—God’s mysterious willingness to grant that freedom and permit its full exercise, even when it is used to thwart His divine plan.
For Augustine [late 4th- 5th century], the crucial mystery of existence was the human will and its perverse attraction to evil. He was the first person in history able to recount his own subjective experiences while looking at them with ruthless objectivity, writing a psychologically acute account of his inner life that had no equivalent in the ancient world.
Christians in effect became the custodians of that [Greek-Roman] civilization. Difficult though it would have been to achieve, they might have tried to destroy Hellenistic civilization as irredeemably pagan, and, had they done so, the later history of the world would have been unimaginably different.
Judaism was to a great extent hostile to Hellenistic civilization, and, had Christianity remained entirely within the Hebrew cultural ambience, its theology would have developed in very different ways. In particular, it would probably have been content to affirm merely that “Jesus is Lord”, without inquiring too closely into the meaning of that affirmation. But Christianity went beyond its Jewish roots and spread wherever Hellenistic civilization was influential.
Christianity played a crucial role in the development of man’s understanding of history itself, vanquishing the cyclical view of endless repetition that expressed a kind of despair, the sense that men were trapped in a process they could not control. Christianity gave history an eschaton, a goal toward which it relentlessly moves and which for the first time allowed that movement to have meaning.
One of the Church’s greatest achievements—one of the great creative achievements in the history of the world—was to bring about a synthesis between Christianity and classical civilization in the highly sophisticated theology of the second through fifth centuries.
Greek terminology helped Christian theologians describe the nature of God. The Old Testament spoke of God in ways that seemed to say that He was subject to emotion and capable of changing His mind. To the Greek philosophers, however, truth had to be immutable, so the Fathers insisted that God must be immutable and absolute, without limit or change, since change implies imperfection. The Fathers backed up the concept by also citing the voice that spoke to Moses from the burning bush—“I am Who am” (Ex 3:14, NAB)
Neo-Platonism affirmed that the spiritual, transcendent, unseen world is real and the world of experience a pale copy that can give only hints of ultimate reality.
Christendom and its theology is thus a complexity of ideas, influences, truths, realities, metaphysical ideals, aspirations and beliefs. The importance of the Christian faith can be found in any area of life, but without question it was the Christian project and ideal, which over 2.000 years took the best elements of 'classical' civilization and impelled them forward to a rational, reasonable, and life-giving superior civilization. Only in Christian theology are women, slaves, the poor, the sick, the dispossessed and the helpless elevated to the first rank. Only in Christendom will one find a merger of the practical and the theological.
Moslem Fascism – just following the Koran. ISIS is planning a Christian genocide in Iraq, marking the houses of Christians with a 'N' or Nazarene. Christians are being raped, attacked, their propery and wealth confiscated, and the Moslems are going to slaughter thousands of them – as per Koranic 'law', better termed bronze-age barbarism. Western Moslemophiles will twitter with delight, flicking their hair and orgasming over the benefices of multi-culturalism, whilst they regale themselves, like the brain-dead of the world do, with reality-tv.
“Departing Christians who attempted to take belongings [Mosul in Iraq] said they were robbed of their possessions and forced to take residence in camps for displaced persons.
Phones, money, jewelry were all confiscated. Even the cars in which they have tried to flee have been taken. One woman claimed to be robbed of $15,000. Even wedding rings are being seized.
The Islamic State is serious about its intention to form a new Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East and to export Islam by whatever means necessary. The initial conquest is over, and now the consolidation of power has started. Once the cities and borders are secure, the state will likely cast its hungry gaze on neighboring cities, without respect for borders.” Link
Arab Moslems have engaged in Jihad against Jews since the founding of the Meccan moon cult. Al-ilah means the Lord, it does not mean God in the Judaic sense of the word. The Lord of Mecca was Baal, famous within the Old Testament as a cult of evil, which included child sacrifice, polygamy, bloody animal votive offerings, and little in the way of morality or ethics. Hub'Al or Hu Baal was the Meccan Baal.
In the time of King David and his son the profligate and highly overrated Solomon, Gaza was Jewish territory. So too was the West Bank. Samaria was populated by the 'Samaritans', transplanted Babylonian Jews who settled there post 540 BC and who had a different interpretation of Jewish scripture. They were shunned by the more Orthodox Jews, but Samaritans still considered themselves Jewish. Long in advance of the Meccan moon cult, the Jewish empire and its lands which at one time extended from Gaza to Damascus was a salient geo-political fact and force. Destroyed first by the Assyrians [722 BC], then by Babylon [587 BC]; the Jewish state was reconstituted under Cyrus the Persian in 540 BC.
The fact is that the Jewish state and its lands, including that of Gaza pre-date the Meccan moon cult by at least 1600 years. So who is squatting on whose land ?
The violence emanating from Hamas, Fatah, Hizbollah and other Moslem-fascist groups against the Jewish state will never end. The reason is simple – Koranic and Moslem anti-Semitic culture. The Koran mandates the destruction of all Jews [and all Christians as well]. Blaming the Jew for Moslem violence and Jihad is an apogee of stupidity. If Hamas and the Gazans were to forswear violence, destroy their rockets and tunnels, and turn their energies to commerce, education and development, peace would reign. But this will never happen as long as Islam and its Koranic fascism hold sway over any society, including the non-culture in 'Gaza', yet another example of a failed Arab-Moslem state.
Many myths abound about the Medieval period. The lies spread by Atheists, and pro-Moslems are not only in the main quite ludicrous, but also extraordinarily ignorant. When you hear them, you wonder if the speaker possesses any sentience whatsoever. One persistent myth is that there was no 'medicine', or that it was 'imported' from those fantastically capable and alert Moslems, an often-stated mendacity, that titillates the Church haters. Moslems in the atheist-Marxist world-view are the supposed progenitors of all that is civilized. This is why the Moslem world today is such a paradise of plurality and prosperity of course.
In actual fact medieval medicine as found in Christendom was almost entirely a local-regional phenomenon based on what today is termed 'homeopathy', and on natural 'holistic' principles, now in vogue, but standard practice from 800-1500 AD. It was decidedly superior to Moslem methods, which relied almost exclusively on failed Greek ideals, perpetuated by Galen, who unfortunately still had a lot of followers in Medieval Europe as well. Few real Moslem creations in medicine were unique, or of much use. And those which were, always emanated from converts.
Christendom invented hospitals, and medical research. This is a simple fact. These institutions date back to the 3rd century AD, or some 300 years before the madness of Muhammad's cult and Jihad began. The Nestorian hospital complexes, which were the largest in the world by the time of the Moslem Jihad, were centres of learning and research as well as care for the ill. But these centres were resident all across Europe by 700 AD. Monasteries and priories across the width and breadth of Europe, during the non-existent 'dark age' [a reference to modern cults perhaps], were active and free, sustained by Church tithes and the donations of the rich.
Starting from the 3rd century, medicine advanced in leaps and bounds over Greco-Roman illiteracy. Christian doctors and healers were the first to advocate complete cleanliness of the body and of course of specific wounds and ailments. Pagan superstitions about 'bad air' [a Roman preoccupation], or 'the gods make you ill' [a Greek-Germanic ideal], were replaced by observation. The use of cautery in treating wounds was first developed by Christians in the 4th century; and by the 9th century Christian hospitals were the first to develop anesthesia using a mix of henbane and opium, for surgical procedures. Common surgery included amputations, removal of brain and bodily tumors, removal of foreign objects such as metal, and bone repair. Nuns by 650 AD had formed the first order of nurses, and from England to Sicily, nuns and Christian healers worked side by side to treat the sick. Almost all Christian hospitals were free of charge.
Most of the infirmary wards were sited in areas which provided natural herbs and remedies. In many places even today, one can visit these sites and behold the 200-300 different varieties of plants nearby which were the hospital's pharmacopoeia. I doubt today that anyone visiting these sites could identify 3 plants correctly. There was no Moslem influence here, but local knowledge and experimentation. Indeed the Christian hospital had dedicated monks, who delved in experimentation of recipes and concoctions, in the attempt to resolve specific ailments and complaints. In fact many herbal remedies were superior to what we have today. It is doubtful that our modern society so stuffed on pills filled with poison have improved in-toto, our intake of medicine. Abortion as well seems to be rather pagan and murderous does it not ? In some ways modernity is a regression.
Converted Moslems, or Jews, Persians and Christians with Moslem names, did contribute some knowledge about smallpox, meningitis and other infectious diseases. This information was enthusiastically added to the catalogue of Christian knowledge. Dedicated university faculties of medicine at Bologna and elsewhere, were only too eager to adopt whatever worked, from wherever it came. Not so the Moslem world. The transfer of information was uni-directional. Though Christian medicine, and its institutions were far in advanced of the Moslem, then as now, the Moslems guided by their moon deity, believed they had nothing to learn from the infidel ape and pig. A lie much cherished by Marxist, Atheists, and the big-brains of the world. Christian medicine in the medieval period was not 'dark'. Our ignorance is what is truly dark.
William Muir, one of the best 19th century historians on the Meccan moon cult named Submission, was certainly not an anti-Muhammadan. In fact Muir's rather concise histories on Islam take an admiring tone. Yet even Muir states at one point [p. 307-310], that the historian has to take into account the massive character failures of Submission's founder, and deep and dark they are indeed. Savagery permeates not only the Koran but the life of Mahomet, as Muir wrote in 1861, in the “Life of Mahomet” [free download]:
“ [during yet another raid of plunder]....Mahomet appears to have felt that this punishment exceeded the bounds of humanity. He accordingly promulgated a Revelation, in which capital punishment is limited to simple death or crucifixion. Amputation of the hands and feet, is however, sanctioned as a penal measure; and amputation of the hand is even enjoined as a penal measure for theft, whether the criminal be male or female. This barbarous custom has accordingly been perpetuated throughout the Moslem world.”
So mad Mahomet had yet another convenient 'Revelation', from his unknown 'god' [Hub'al the moon deity of Mecca]; this time on sordid, bronze-age inspired punishment for crimes real or imagined. Keep in mind that Sura 5:33 states clearly that those who make 'mischief in the land', with mischief meaning opposing Muhammadanism in any form, are to be killed, executed, humiliated and crucified.
In the Bronze-age code of Hammurabi circa 1750 BC, we see much that is found in the Koran, regarding 'crime and punishment'. In fact I would urge people to read Hammurabi's code and compare it to the Koran. From Encyclopedia Britannica 1910:
“In the criminal law the ruling principle was the lex talionis. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, limb for limb was the penalty for assault upon an amelu [the higher classes]. A sort of symbolic retaliation was the punishment of the offending member, seen in the cutting off the hand that struck a father or stole a trust; in cutting off the breast of a wet-nurse who substituted a changeling for the child entrusted to her; in the loss of the tongue that denied father or mother (in the Elamite contracts the same penalty was inflicted for perjury); in the loss of the eye that pried into forbidden secrets. The loss of the surgeon's hand that caused loss of life or limb or the brander's hand that obliterated a slave's identification mark, are very similar. The slave, who struck a freeman or denied his master, lost an ear, the organ of hearing and symbol of obedience. To bring another into danger of death by false accusation was punished by death. To cause loss of liberty or property by false witness was punished by the penalty the perjurer sought to bring upon another.
The death penalty was freely awarded for theft and other crimes regarded as coming under that head, for theft involving entrance of palace or temple treasury, for illegal purchase from minor or slave, for selling stolen goods or receiving the same, for common theft in the open (in default of multiple restoration) or receiving the same, for false claim to goods, for kidnapping, for assisting or harbouring fugitive slaves, for detaining or appropriating same, for brigandage, for fraudulent sale of drink, for disorderly conduct of tavern, for delegation of personal service, for misappropriating the levy, for oppression of feudal holders, for causing death of a householder by bad building. The manner of death is not specified in these cases. This death penalty was also fixed for such conduct as placed another in danger of death. A specified form of death penalty occurs in the following cases:-gibbeting (on the spot where crime was committed) for burglary, later also for encroaching on the king's highway, for getting a slave-brand obliterated, for procuring husband's death; burning for incest with own mother, for vestal entering or opening tavern, for theft at fire (on the spot); drowning for adultery, rape of betrothed maiden, bigamy, bad conduct as wife, seduction of daughter-in-law.”
Koranic Sharia law is an eye for eye process. Mischief including theft, brigandage, disobeying the Muhammadan cult, ignoring rites and rituals, or second class slaves such as Jews and Christians pretending to be the same as a Moslem; are all punished harshly. So it was in the time of Hammurabi some 2400 years before the advent of Muhammad's reign of terror. Codifying something as archaic and bronze-age as the Babylonian system of punishment is not, in my view, 'progress', but regression. Surely after 2400 years some other ideas should have been developed ?
Muir to his credit, though an admirer of Mahomet in many ways, does catalogue an endless tale of crime committed by the 'prophet' of Submission. These crimes are many and legendary and surely inform his cult and its present day modern savagery. I would offer that Mahomet's god was the devil since it was he who instituted in the guise of a religious lie, murder, polygamy, sex-slaving, Jihad, plunder, Jew hate, Christianophobia, and civilizational destruction. A prophet one assumes of death, wanton mayhem, totalitarianism and unenlightened sexual lust. The dichotomous aspect of Islam is very clear to any who have read the Koran, and who have read any objective work about Mahomet, such as Muir's. It is quite clear that Islam was a military-political project and was quite divorced from metaphysics. The Koran is focused not on spiritual development, but societal control.
Phds have compiled nonsensical, fantastical and factually irrelevant books on the Crusades. In one survey I performed, out of 40 'scholarly' Phd works, 80% were decidedly negative. These were not histories designed to inform or present a balanced view, but to slander, denigrate, calumny and falsify history. Most of these Phds – the value of which is certainly arguable – would not be writing in their vernacular, in the ease and comfort of a digitized modern-world order, without the Crusades. Their ignorance extends beyond Marxist rewriting and post-modern cant, to the support of a cult which has the expressed theological view of wiping out their entire world. Moronic. No wonder Phds are viewed as little more than expensive exercises in Marxist rubber-stamping.
Without the Moslem Jihad the Crusades, totalling 7-9 depending on who does the counting, are unnecessary. They would not exist. The Moslem Jihad or Crusade is still on-going, yet the Phds do not take this into account. One would assume that a cult embroiled in 1400 years of war is to be held responsible for not only its own irrational, non-spiritual violence, but the reaction of its enemies. Would you please be passive whilst I kill you says the ever-benign Jihadist to his victim. The Marxist Phd would reply, 'surely, all in the name of tolerance'.
Here are the causes of the Crusades:
-Christian civilization wiped out between Syria and southern France from 634 AD to 737 AD.
-Between 10-15 million Christians were forcibly enslaved by the moon cult, including young girls taken for sex harems, during the 1400 year Moslem occupation of the same territory.
-Between 1550-1750 alone, over 1 million Christians were enslaved by Moslems just in North Africa [see Davies' book 'Christian Slaves, Moslem Masters'].
-We know that the population centres of places like Hungary declined by half over the same period thanks to Ottoman invasions and slave trading – 3 million disappeared from central Europe alone during this period.
-Moslems filled slave markets over 1400 years with captured Slavs, especially coveted for their beauty and the women for their sex-slavery. At least 5 million Slavs over 1400 years or 3.000 per annum on average [ a very modest yearly take for the Moslems], were enslaved by the Moslems.
-An estimated 30.000 Churches were pulled down between Syria and France by the ever-tolerant Moslem between 634 and 720 AD, including the holiest of sites, the Holy Sepulchre in 1003-4.
-Moslems built mosques on top of churches – for Marxist Phds this is passed off as 'massive construction', not the supremacist act that it most certainly is.
-Under the Sharia Law and the pact of Umar, Christians were second-class knaves who paid a Jizya or poll-tax and were open to other taxes, Moslem predations and had to treat Moslems as their superiors.
-3.000 Christian pilgrims were slaughtered on their way to Jerusalem in 1064. They joined the thousands of other Christians who had been killed whilst on pilgrimmage to Jerusalem since 700 AD.
-The Turks obliterated the poorly-led Greek Orthodox army at Manzikert in 1071. The Byzantine empire was near death at this point. Calls for aid went to Rome and the West. The message was basically 'first us, then you'.
-The Mediterranean littoral was subject to unending Moslem attacks, slave-trading, campaigns of rape and destruction. Trade was cut off with Europe. As Pirenne and others have proven vital staples such as papyrus, gold and silver disappear from the European economy during this period, causing ruminations of a 'dark age'.
One can go on, the above list is incomplete. In any event we get the idea. The Jihad in all its evil, bloody, satanic gore, prompted a response. The Crusade slaughter of 3-4000 innocents in Jerusalem in 1099, after a year of endless travail, battles, near-death experiences including starvation and Moslem encirclement, was hardly a high point of Christian piety. But the streets did not run with blood. On the other hand one can create a very long list of Moslem slaughters of Christians 5-10 x in number of what occurred in Jerusalem. Antioch, Tyre, Edessa, Rhodes, Cyprus, Malta, Constantinople, and cities stretching from Edirna to the gates of Vienna.
The Moslem slaughter of Christians was far worse than anything the Crusades enacted. But you won't hear about it.
Between 900-1300 the greatest increase in living standards in history, excluding the period 1870-present, occurred in Medieval Europe and only in Medieval Europe. This was a period of a general 'warming' of the climate, which would now be declared the end-of-the-world [but remember today 'science' and 'reason' reign supreme, not superstition]. Instead of bemoaning the end of Gaia, self-flagellating, and sacrificing [aborting] children to appease the earth mother; Medieval man and woman simply got on with improving their station in life. A general 'warming' [due no doubt to non-existent 'greenhouse' effects], opened up trade, lengthened and improved the growing season, and stimulated manufacture and technology, not to mention commerce and exploration. Endless wars, civil strife, and the usual lust for power and totalitarian control which informs the deformed, notwithstanding, this age was a remarkable one of progress.
Importantly and rarely emphasized by the post-modern Phd historian is the crucial fact that Medieval European man had won the wars against the 'barbarians'. Without these victories there is no modern civilization. Moslems were stopped at Covadonga in 722, then at Tours in 732. The reconquista of Spain, a slow and deadly process, was largely completed by 1250. Avars and Magyars were defeated and finally extinguished in the early 11th century. Vikings, who had linked up with Moslems to sell white flesh in a burgeoning white-slave trade [never mentioned or investigated by post-modern 'historians'], were defeated, stopped, Christianized and assimilated by 950 AD. Exogenous annihilation was thus thwarted preparing the path to technological and agricultural improvements, not to mention learning, school development, university creation and a thousand appliances apparently unknown to the modern Marxist historian. From blast furnaces [11th century Sweden], to chimneys, windmills, watermills and advance mining, the terms of trade and capital lengthened, deepened and improved life. But you will never hear about it.
In France and elsewhere we see that [Britannica]: “....farming methods in the Merovingian and Carolingian periods were primitive and crop yields too low to permit any recovery. As early as 800 and more dramatically after 950, improved climatic conditions, the disappearance of deadly diseases, and the development of improved agricultural techniques set the stage for the development of a new, more prosperous civilization. All indicators suggest growth—e.g., expansion of old towns, founding of new villages, the rising price of land..”
Of course before 900 AD agricultural practices were not nearly as primitive as main-stream history contends. The so-called 'dark ages' were Moslem-inspired contractions in wealth and trade as the Meccan moon-cult feasted upon the benefices of more advanced Greco-Romano and Christian civilizations around the Mediterranean basin. In spite of the Moslem depradations [slavery of whites, pillaging, plundering, the neutering of trade], across Europe the peasant was much better off in 800 AD under Charlemagne's reign, than he would have been in 'classical' Rome or Greece where most likely he had a good chance to die of starvation or be liquidated in wars of power. The Medieval man was fitter, stouter, better-fed and part of a society that was able to mass produce products ranging from high-tech armour to iron shoes for horses. This was clear even by 900 AD.
Post 900 AD the European economy takes off. In this time of growth and development the monasteries were mainsprings of invention and capital deployment. The oldest stock owning firms in the world date from the 11th century and they were monastic firms. Windmills, watermills, advanced engineering to construct cathedrals and other monuments, extraordinary fortifications and military weapons, ships and mining technology; town-planning, formations of constitutions and political-plurality, academies of science and math, were all prevalent during this period – and only in Medieval Europe.
Long before the apocryphal inventions of Galileo, gravity, heliocentricity and Gaia's rotational speed and axis were known and in the main proven. The conflict between science and religion, or between 'progress' and 'tradition' exists only the minds of those with a philosophical world-view that the so-called Enlightenment 'saved' the world. This is a rather ignorant and purblind view of material reality. We know this to be a fact, because few historian's are willing to admit that the basis of modernity was really set between 900-1300 AD.
Oh yes Moslem law. The rule of bronze-age barbarism perhaps such as pagan Sharia?
In related news the National-Socialist Communists have implored the National-Socialist Fascists, to 'not be too extreme...especially when it comes to gassing Jews and Catholics.” Moderation is needed the Communists implore, and judicial processes must be followed before the Nazis liquidate their foes.
As with the totalitarian creeds and like-minded constructs of Nazism and Communism; the Koran mandates Jihad. Jihad is a 6th and central pillar of the communal Fascism called Submission. One group of fascists [Taliban] imploring a new and more violent group of fascists [ISIS] not to be so 'extreme' is preposterous. But of course the Liberal-Marxist Western media will now declaim that the Afghani Taliban are 'moderate'.....
Bill Cooper in his 'Authenticity of the Book of Genesis' states:
“[George] Smith [the great mid 19th century Assyriologist] then relates to us the Babylonian account of the fourth day of Creation, in which the stars were set out in twelve constellations. Curiously, the moon (‘Uru’) is described as being created before the sun (‘Shamash’), reflecting (no pun intended) the Babylonian worship of the moon as the more important ‘god’ of the two. In a masterly understatement, Smith observes, “Here it is evident that Genesis is truer to nature than the Chaldean text.”
Smith was a self-taught genius who was the first to decipher a multitude of ancient Assyrian tablets. Today he would be vilified as a quack, a creationist, a non-expert, and someone unworthy of attention. He proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the flood of Genesis was no Babylonian inspired myth. Babylonian and Mesopotamian sagas were written of course long after Genesis.
The passage above is also interesting since it denotes the pagan antecedents of Islam. The two principal urban cities of ancient Mesopotamia in the late 4th and 3rd millennium BC were named Ur and Uruk. Abraham the father of monotheism is thought to have migrated out of Ur to the Holy Land. The various ancient empires which emanated from modern Iraq worshipped the moon as the primary cosmological god. This is also true of the pagan Arabs, who would have created their own pantheon of polytheistic cosmology, with the moon – the giver of water, seasons, cool temperatures and relief – primary over the Sun goddess, who was oftentimes depicted as a consort of the moon.
The worship of the moon and its various phases is a well-known historical fact. Hub'Al or Hub Allah, or Hu' Baal, is simply the moon god of Mecca. Baal was another name of the Babylonian moon deity Sin. Baal is often mentioned in the Bible and is linked to evil, including sexual depravity, child sacrifice, bull-worship, polygamy and tyranny.
The above seal is an artifact from the Jewish exilic period of post 588 BC in Babylon. There is a crescent moon at the top of the Babylonian seal, above an altar to the the moon deity Sin. Mesopotamian empires dominated the Middle East for 2500 years and their pantheon was a major influence in the development of Arab theology. For example, Assyria, the precursor to Babylon dominated the Near East and Arabia for 1000 years.
The Mesopotamian influence of some 2000 years would have been profound and final, upon the pagan Arabs squatting in the desert wastes of their peninsula. History confirms the linkages between the Babylonian Sin and the ancient Arab high God at Mecca named 'al Llah' or the 'most high'. Al-Lah in its shortened form means the High Lord, a euphemism for the high god, or the Lord on high, namely the most powerful god of the gods.
In ancient coinage the star and crescent moon of Islam is rendered in the money of the ancient Arab city of Harran and the Sabean worship and art work equating Sin with the evening start [Venus] named Ishtar by the Babylonians was commonplace. Ishtar was viewed as a goddess of fertility and love. Thus the main elements of the Mesopotamian pantheon were prevalent and dominant within its de-facto satellite tribes in the Arab peninsula.
The Moslem Caliphate is aspiration to empire. It is a state both physical and metaphysical of Moslem superiority over the hated non-Moslem, the apes, pigs, and slaves of the Koran. ISIS now firmly in control over large swathes of Syria and Iraq have issued a Caliphate passport at the bottom of which is written: “[If] holder of the passport [is] harmed, we will deploy armies for his service.” If you harm a Caliphate 'citizen' the totalitarian Jihad of Islam will kill you.
Historically a Caliphate is premised upon totalitarian Sharia, the worst anti-human, contra-free will fascism in history. Sharia is not 'law' it is the opposite – a bronze-age barbarism that was better left in the Arabian deserts. Moslem Sharia-mandated barbarity includes stoning, cutting off of hands and feet for theft; dishonor killing of young girls and wives; and much to the titillation of Western Atheists and secularists; the destruction of Christian crosses, churches, houses, and an extraction of the humiliating jizya, as per Koran 9:29, in which non-Moslems are looted to pay for the Moslem state and the cult of Moslem males which run it. Islam is very hiearchical. Moslem Arab males dominate and the rest of humanity cascades below this 'supreme race' until one reaches Blacks, Jews and slave girls.
The grandiose Caliphate par excellence is expressed by the totalitarian diktat of the mighty Arab conqueror of much of the Near East, one Umar Ibn al-Khattab (d. 644) who was the 2nd 'rightly guided' Caliph. Umar's dictatorship which lasted barely a decade [a little shorter than the Third Reich but just as busy, 634-644], witnessed the Moslem evisceration and domination of Christian civilization in Syria, Iraq and Egypt. Surely ISIS and other Moslem fanatics today would love to recreate a la Nasser, a new Caliphate in the same lands ?
Umar's regime, like all other implementation of totalitarian fascism, was premised on extortion, control, and the dehumanizing of the 'other'. Von Kremer, the 19th century German scholar of Islam, described the Caliphate's “central idea” as being the furtherance of “…the religious-military development of Islam at the expense of the conquered nations.” So it was. He wrote this in 1868. Since then our collective intelligence towards the inherent fascist theology of Islam has only waned. So much for the 'evolution' of the species. Umar's reign was an expression of hardship for non-Moslems including harsh inequality, intolerance, and injustice. These verifiable historical facts were observed by von Kremer in the mid-19th century and they are still very much with us today.
Al-Tabari a Moslem-Arab historian and much lauded by Moslemophiles as one of the great sages in history, recorded with a grinning happy style, the annihilation of 'Infidels' at Basrah in Iraq in 636 AD quoting Umar and his version of the Koran.
The 'Caliphate' was a one-way system of 'toleration'. Non-Moslems were forced to 'accept' Islam or second-class knave status. Moslems had no obligations whatsoever, outside of rape, looting and taxing, to the non-Moslem untermensch. It has always been thus with Islam.
The Trebuchet was a masterpiece of engineering. It was the mightiest military tool for over 300 years until the advent of cannon. First used in the early 11th century this engineering marvel was perfected no later than 1150. The design, development, deployment and usage of such a towering machine clearly indicates that Medieval society was advance, wealthy, scientific and comprised of master timbermen, craftsmen, military engineers, and designers who knew science and math. No other society in the world could have developed anything comparable. Nor did they.
Trebuchet's were enormous usually 5 or 6 stories [60 feet] in height. The weapon was basically a large swinging see-saw, with a thick weighted end or ballast, swinging a slimmer lighter end furnished with a 200-300 lb rounded stone contained in an open sling. Tension, gravity, and force propels the arm and its stone against a stopper which sends the projectile hundreds of feet.
It would take at least 40 men to build this structure and then operate it. It was extraordinarily costly. Melted down iron, or 4 tonnes or more of dirt and gravel were used as counter-weights, only adding to the cost of the weapon. It also had to be built near to the siege which added a considerable amount of complexity to sourcing supplies for the structure, and then assembling the unit in time for battle.
The Trebuchet is the manifestation of a complex society profoundly impressed by and pursuing, higher science and math. Such a machine can only work if you understand, leverage, weights, counter-weights, tension, velocity, gravity and object-acceleration. This means that gravity for instance, was not only understood, but being used in practical affairs some 500 years before Newton. The same is true of velocity and speeds of weights fired over distances. The Merton 'calculators' of Oxford, prevalent and influential by 1250, had developed the supportive math for gravity, velocity and mean speeds of objects 400 years before Galileo took credit for inventions he never created.
Trebuchet's were magnificently effective. If a castle was besieged by a Trebuchet, it was only a matter of days before part of the castle wall would be annihilated and caved in. Edward I's campaign against Stirling castle and his use of a massive swinging Trebuchet some 300 feet in length and perhaps 100 feet high, named the WarWolf devastated the stronghold in a matter of days. This gave Edward I [1239-1307] the nickname Malleus Scotorum or 'The Hammer of the Scots'. No kidding.
A 'dark age' could not build a Trebuchet. Period.
Hygiene was a common and daily concern in Medieval Europe. It is a lie, a corruption of fact, to claim that the Medieval citizen never took a bath; or did so only once a year. Most people were not averse to bathing ascribed in Hollywood and the fervid minds of the historical revisionist to Church dogma [clergy were notoriously clean]; nor to 'superstition' about water spreading disease [in fact it does so depending on the condition]. Not only was hygiene and cleanliness highly valued so too was personal beautification. Vanity did not begin in the advent of the periwig Enlightenment egotists. Looking one's best and feeling clean – which is a normal human impulse and a part of being alive – was part and parcel of daily Medieval living.
Medieval literature from the 6th century onwards abounds with references to bathing, much of it done in public until the arrival of the great plagues in the 14th to 16th centuries. One medical treatise, the Secreta Secretorum, has a section on baths. This early treatise notes that excessively long baths might lead to fatness and feebleness. There is no information given as to why this might be so. In another early work entitled, Magninius Mediolanesis there is given over 57 bathing prescriptions to use in specific conditions, like old age, pregnancy and travelling. A multitude of rules around bathing, running to a booklet in length are proffered.
In Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity historian Virginia Smith has written: 'By the fifteenth-century, bath feasting in many town bathhouses seems to have been as common as going out to a restaurant was to become four centuries later. German bath etchings from the fifteenth century often feature the town bathhouse, with a long row of bathing couples eating a meal naked in bathtubs, often several to a tub, with other couples seen smiling in beds in the mid-distance.'
Bathhouses were routinely used for prostitution as well.
The myth around the lack of cleanliness in the middle-period might be related to the drop-off in public bath usage from disease. Plague and disease from the 14th century onwards would have necessarily curtailed public interactions and common resource sharing. Bathing would have been no different in this regard. It became a private affair, centred for most around a large wooden barrel often filled with rain water. Large estates, monasteries, upper class dwellings and the rich could afford piped in water and there soon developed the modern concept of bathrooms.
In any event bathing was both necessary and common in the Medieval period. A legacy one could say, from the era of the Roman empire, which introduced into Europe the idea of a concern for daily hygiene. The Roman empire mutated into 3 Germanic and many smaller kingdoms post 476 AD. There is no proof that Europeans would have disavowed the civilizational benefits of bathing post-Roman rule.
Supposedly 500-1500 AD was a dark age which produced history's greatest art, books, some of its most munificent literature, polyphony, classical music and such trifles as saving civilization from Islam; development pluralistic democracy, constitutions, and the idea of natural rights; along with advanced science and math.
The list of great medieval literature runs into the many hundreds and rather uniquely, includes many women [see Diane Watt 'Medieval Women's writing']. Medieval works covered the entire spectrum of taste from mythical Arthurian romance and myths; to astronomy and how to build a church. The practical to the mystical was covered by different genres and styles. The printing press – 1451 – built on centuries of innovations and nascent market demand; released a flood of literature ranging from the small pamphlet to massive tomes that needed 2 men to portage.
Even the Encyclopedia Brittanica admits that Medieval literature was profound and rich. Drama, the arts, musicals, stories of all varieties were printed in their thousands and before 1451, painfully rendered by hand, creating masterpieces of art-work [see the Kells for eg]. Importantly, the spread of literature and literacy, was prompted, but not dominated in total by the Church. Secular themes are all rife.
“One of the best known morality plays was translated from Dutch to be known in English as Everyman. A large majority of medieval literature was anonymous and not easily dated. Some of the greatest figures—Dante, Chaucer, Petrarch, and Boccaccio—came late in the period, and their work convincingly demonstrates the transitional nature of the best of medieval literature, for, in being master commentators of the medieval scene, they simultaneously announced the great themes and forms of Renaissance literature.” [ibid]
One of the best medieval sagas is the 6th century Swedish tale of Beowulf, a commentary on society, honour, valour and dragons with accurate descriptions of dinosaurs which only adds to the delight of reading this book [how could someone describe a T-Rex without seeing one, or a pterosaur] ? The 'Beowulf Project' is an online endeavour by the University of Kentucky which allows the general reader access to the translated medieval manuscript, line by line. Many such resources now exist for medieval literature. The interest in medieval manuscripts, many which are supreme works of art as well of the intellect, is growing.
Some notables from the medieval period would include:
-Song of Roland: between 1140 and 1170
-Villehardouin, Conquest of Constantinople: ca. 1207-12
-Joinville, Vie de Saint Louis: ca. 1309
-Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks: completed in 594, albeit the surviving manuscripts date from later periods (the oldest fragment from the 7th century, others from the 11th and 15th centuries)
-Nibelungenlied: ca. 1204 (or a little earlier)
-Saga of the Volsungs: the text known under that title is an early 13th century transcript of a much older legend, originally transmitted orally
-Ditie de Jehanne d'Arc, by Christine de Pizan, 1400
-Ecclesiatical History of the English People, by the Venerable Bede ca 731
-Scivias, by Hildegard of Bingen ca 1150 [more information provided on this important nun, who was a spiritual and secular leader is here]
A female writer one Julian of Norwich, circa 1380 wrote a remarkable work on the Trinity and human love named, 'Revelations of Divine Love', a very complicated and interesting metaphysics focusing on the mystery of the Trinity. Very little is known about the woman behind the book.
A list which allows you to vote for the best Medieval literature [most of the books listed are from the medieval era, a few are not]; is here at goodreads.com
The huge brains not only do not care, they revel in the blood of martyred Christians. Gays, Lesbians, Trangenders and Moslem 'feelings' are far more important to the really clever people, than huge stacks of mutilated Christians. Out of 191 countries, Christians are being persecuted in over 130. Link to list of countries which persecute Christianity. The top Christian-persecuting states are all Moslem, with the exception of atheist North Korea which is in the process of killing 70.000 Christians.
The Moslem-Atheist Jihad is a world-wide phenomenon. We are witnessing in real time nothing less than a world-wide faith genocide. The attacks against Christianity today and in the past 100 years; are more virulent, bloody, barbaric and industrialized, than at any other time in Church history. 200 million Christians, today right now, are being attacked, or are under threat of Jihadic violence and intolerance. This is 10% of the total number of Christians in the world.
Consider the following:
Lies, myths and innuendo which arespread about the Church and Medieval and modern Christianity by the Atheist/Humanist class of Dhummies. A list would include:
1) Myths about Church doctrine / corruption
-The Bible is the opposite of the Koran or any other document [it defends free-will, freedom, universal ethics, reason and faith]
-The Bible has two very important and self-reinforcing 'books' [laws and historiography; and the gospel of the golden rule]
-Catholics do not worship Mary and other apocrypha
-Christ did die and was resurrected [miracles do happen, there is an immaterial energy]
-Sola Scriptura [Luther] is wrong [he denies free-will, individual conscience]
-Era of Papal corruption was defined and short [but real]
-Women were / are freed in Christian theology
2) Myths about the Church being anti-science
-'Enlightenment', Protestant, anti-Church lies based on a wilful ignorance of the past
-There is a long list of scientific accomplishments in the medieval era from 500-1500
-Apogee of Western art, architecture, literature, language was in the Medieval period – how to explain that in a 'dark age'
-900-1300 greatest increase in living standards in history until 1750 [industrialization]
-Galileo and Bruno myths [nothing to do with science]
-Evolution, Naturalism, Cosmological myths and non-science abound
3) The Inquisition
-2500 people killed over 250 years [about ¼ of yearly Moslem daughter slaughter]
-The State not the Church, killed those condemned
-In some areas the Inquisition was necessary [Albigensian, intra-Church corruption]
-Church canon law was superior to secular law [and informed secular law later on]
4) Crusade myths
-For 400 years Moslems destroyed Christian civilization from Syria to southern France
-Some 1-2 million Christians were enslaved, tens of millions forcibly converted
-The unending Jihad included rape, yearly campaigns of war, piracy, plunder
-Jerusalem retaken in 1099 was not 'knee deep in blood'
-List of Moslem atrocities against Christians is long and sordid
-Banking, Trade, Capital innovations – all occurred in Christian Europe from 900-1200
5) Myths re Church intolerance/anti-Semiticism
-Catechism by its nature is open, tolerant
-Jews made up the early Christian church
-Jews were not persecuted by the Church [eg Crusades, medieval Europe]
-1 million Jews saved by Catholics and the Vatican in WW2
-Church did not direct imperialism/genocide/subjugation
6) Hitler was a Christian
-Nazi theology was Darwinian/Evolutionary
-Hitler hated Christianity, so did the Nazi leadership
-Bible was outlawed in 1942, Church under Nazi control
-5 million Catholics were gassed during WW2
Today the pagan barbarity of abortion, Darwinism, Islam [it is a cult not a religion]; and other Atheistic-naturalist theologies are rarely condemned. 'Humanists' or Atheists and Marxists, have spent 400 years rewriting history. Lies are not facts. Neither is propaganda reasonable history.
'Consensus' science embedded in late 19th century textbooks and dogma, clearly presented the medieval period as an irrational epoch in which the vast majority of people believed in a flat-earth. This is an utter lie of course. No one after the time of Christ, who was remotely educated or alert, believed in the flat disc theory, a few cranks and misfits excepted. Historian Garwood has compiled an interesting account of the 'flat earth' beliefs, how they came about and why even today some people – such as the atheist-evolutionist who is President of the Flat Earth Society – still believe in them.
'Consensus' history about science in the Medieval period is remarkably ignorant.
“..educated medieval people did not believe the earth to be flat, and it was neither Columbus’s intention nor the outcome of his voyage to demonstrate to doubters that it was a globe.”
Copernicus was off by 97% [the usual percentage given for scientific 'consensus']. I doubt that many today would call him a quack. In any event Christians were central to the innovations in all areas of science. Stating otherwise only shows the ignorance of the speaker.
Post-Modern geniuses usually attack an opponent, oftentimes quite spuriously, as a 'flat earther'. This is a rather curious ad-hominem considering that the Flat Earth Society's President believes in the fiction of evolution and globaloneywarming. Behind the slander – wrongly directed usually - is the concept that medieval Christians were 'flat earthers', licking the dirt, moaning to their idols, and completely ignorant of the world around them – until of course that god of science Galileo strutted upon the scene. Then suddenly, magically, the world of thought, inquiry and science was transformed......
Factually no one believed in a flat earth after circa 300 B.C. including Christians, who discovered modern science, including calculating and defending long before Columbus, the circumference and sphericity of the Earth.
The Ptloemaic universe, created by the Greeks in Alexandria in the 1rst century AD had accurate calculations of the earth's circumference. Alexandria was by the 3rd century a Christian-Greek city, wiped out by the Moslems circa 642 AD. Ptolemy was not a Christian but many of his associates, students and acolytes were certainly Christian. The observational data around sphericity and even heliocentricity long predate Galileo and the 'Enlightenment', which was in many ways, quite unenlightened.
Isiah in the Old Testament for example mentions the spherical nature of the earth [he that sitteth upon the sphere...]. Christianity has never been opposed to natural reality. There is no proof that Christians in any era en-masse, believed that the earth was a piece of flat-bread, floating in the ether [as per Aristotle who wrongly believed in geo-statis, and cosmological fixity]. Christian philosophers and scientists who discussed the 'roundness' of the globe in their writings, letters and books include [see also Garwood's Flat Earth: History of an Infamous idea, here]:
-Boethius 5th century
-Bede 7th century
-Alcuin 8th century
-Peter Lombardus 12th century
-Duns Scotus 13th century
-Christian Scholastics – various - from 13th to 15th centuries [See Grosseteste 13th c.]
-Thomas Aquinas 13th century
-Dante 13th century
-Pierre D'Ailly 14th century
[used by Columbus to prove that the voyage could be profitable, see the book 'Columbus the Intrepid Mariner, by Sean Dolan here]
Only 2 minor Christian writers rejected the early Greek, Christian discoveries on the earth's shape. One was the ineradicably dumb Lactantius (AD 245-325), a professional rhetorician who converted to Christianity in his mid-life for reasons unknown and who rejected current Church teaching that the earth was a globe. His minor writings were dug up during the Renaissance and used as a cudgel against the Church. He had no following in his own life. A second ignoramus was the 6th century Greek Christian 'Cosmos', who likewise rejected reality and proof and opined about a flat earth as being conversant with the Bible [it most certainly is not]. Both of these men were declared heretics by the Church and their works forgotten until the early modern period.
For the record, Moslems will offer that a converted non-Arab Al Bruni 'found' the circumference of the earth. This is nonsense. Greeks and Christian astronomy and mathematical inferences pre-date Bruni by 700 years. Moslems offer nothing in science and technology to compete with the 200 Christian inventors and scientists one can name from 500-1500 AD. The idea that Moslems 'calculated' the earth's sphericity is a lie. Christians and non-Moslems had translated extant Greek sources of Aristarchus and Eratosthenes into Arabic but Moslem astrology which never mutated into astronomy, is remarkably meagre. In any event, ascribing to a Moslem, a known-world view which pre-dates Islam by 700 years is remarkably dumb.
The atheists, who also call themselves humanists, progressives and 'scientists', are so desperate to prove that there is a 'war' between science and Christianity; that historical rewriting to an insane degree is mandatory to achieve their objective. In every single atheist-materialist textbook, website of disinformation, and or dialectical presentation of contra-reality 'science'; the name of 'Bruno' is uttered. It is absurd. Bruno, the 16th century mystic and magi, was not a martyr to science, but to theology. The difference is quite extraordinary. For the real story of Bruno see here.
Bruno was a disgraced Dominican monk, who was quite likely mentally ill. He believed in magic, multi-verses, self-impregnating universes, and that Christ was just a clever conjurer and Moses a magi priest. Why the man ever became a monk is hard to understand. It would be as if Stephen Hawking was the archbishop of Canterbury, or Richard Dawkins a Cardinal. The untutored and unintelligible Bruno was a powder keg ready to explode.
In a recent TV crockumentary on 'Science vs. Religion' named Cosmos, the Bruno myth was dusted off and presented as 'fact'. As with all matters of the theology named materialism, lies are paraded as facts. One reviewer, who commented:
“Bruno's execution, troubling as it was, had virtually nothing to do with his Copernican views. He was condemned and burned in 1600, but it was not because he speculated that the Earth rotated around the sun along with the other planets. He was condemned because he denied the doctrine of the Trinity, the Virgin Birth, and transubstantiation, claimed that all would be saved, and taught that there was an infinite swarm of eternal worlds of which ours was only one. The latter idea he got from the ancient (materialist) philosopher Lucretius. Is it any surprise, then, that, as a defrocked Dominican friar denying essential tenets of Catholic doctrine and drawing strength from the closest thing to an atheist in the Roman world, he might have gotten in trouble with the Inquisition? Yet a documentary series about science and our knowledge of the universe fritters away valuable airtime on this Dominican mystic and heretic, while scarcely mentioning Copernicus, the Polish guy who actually wrote the book proposing a sun-centered universe.”
Not one single scientific experiment was ever performed by this supposed martyr to 'science'. Bruno had as much to do with the burgeoning, expanding, exciting endeavors of science in the Middle Ages, as Islam. That is to say nothing.
It is a tiresome fiction, but like the Galileo myth, much believed in by those who have little interest in real history or facts. The Galileo tale is such a sordid lie that only atheists, quacks in academia and social sciences, along with the mainstream media could possibly believe in it [see here].
Bruno is another fable, right up there with the tooth-fairy tales of evolution and globaloneywarming. In the atheist-Marxist rewriting of 'humanist' history; Bruno was a soldier of science; fighting alone, abandoned, surrounded by the hostile pagans of the Catholic Church, bloodied, beaten, gored by the wicked superstitious idiots of the Christ cult; campaigning for light and reason against morons of paleo-knuckle-dragging irrationality. Without Bruno and his martyrdom the academics say; there would never be a world of rational science.
As with most tales of quackademia and Marxist rewriting, the story of Bruno, like Galileo, is a myth.
Giordano Bruno [1548-1600] was a disgraced, defrocked monk, who was executed in 1600 not for 'science', but for magic. He was not sentenced by the Catholics for his support of heliocentricity or Copernican theory, which in 1600 was unproven. Indeed the Church in the main both funded and supported Copernicus. It was the academics invested in Aristotle and Ptolemy who vociferously objected to a new conception of the cosmos. In any event Bruno was in the main a rabble-rousing lunatic, as divorced from science and observation, as evolution and globlaoneywarming are from reality.
Catholic scientists long before Galileo, using higher mathematics and observations had radically altered the cosmology of the universe. Grosseteste, Cusa, Copernicus and others had developed math, models, formulations and observations into a narrative of a universe which was expanding, in which the earth was not the centre [though miraculously, perfectly placed and engineered for life]; and that the infinite cosmos was itself embedded with natural physical laws and ratios.
Bruno simply took this emerging science, what was already extant; and married it with magic. He was not an innovator, nor did he ever engage in the scientific method. Not one single experiment is attributed to Bruno. He was largely a mystical quack who proposed some very strange ideas about metaphysics, and who argued that God’s infinite power could only be expressed by creating infinite worlds, a theory we hear repeated today [absent the idea of God] through the magic of 'multiverses' and self-impregnating universes. Indeed, life from non-life in other words. This is not science, but fiction. Multi-verses are no more a scientific fact that walking fish with evolving human heads. [see Yates, 'Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition'].
The Allah thing - aka Muhammad - hates Christians Koranic supremacism.
Christianophobia – Islam
"Christians must choose "Islam or death," while their women and daughters may legitimately be regarded as wives of Muslims" The enemedia's criminal silence on the relentless and bloody march of Islamic surpremacists on the backs and the bodies...
Answering the cult from a Christian perspective: What to say to Muslims, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormans, The New Age and others.
Idiots Guide to Islam http://alrassoolilive.blogspot.com/
Christianophobia – Islam
Christianophobia – Islam
Raping and torturing young girls.....isn't that what all intolerant cults do ?
It's time to wake up. The real muslims are the terrorist who are following the teachings within the quran. We are not the one's who say they are killing in t...
Nearly two years after the “Arab Spring” began in Egypt, the nation’s Muslim Brotherhood president has arrogated to himself dictatorial powers, and is ramming through a new constitution that will effectively extinguish the last vestiges of Egyptian democracy and establish Egypt as a Sharia state. Just as I said back in January 2011, when the uprisings against Mubarak began, for the people in Egypt who had real power to affect change, the “Arab Spring” was never about democracy and pluralism, despite the ululations of the Western press; it was always about imposing Islamic law upon Egypt. And now, with the new constitution, here we are.
These are not the regular beatings and vandalism against Christians, Hindus and Buddhists but religion-oriented attacks in which someone dies at the hand of a member of the”religion of peace.”
Have you done your shopping yet? It’s Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month — what better time to buy a bomb vest for the mujahid you love?
Inspired by a remark from Pat Condell in this video, I have proclaimed December to be Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month. After all, November was Islamophobia Awareness Month, and certainly the hatred and violence in the Qur’an kills many, many more people than “Islamophobia” ever has or ever will, and so it is far more deserving than “Islamophobia” of a month of its own.
Sura 2 or the Heifer is one of the last 'revelatory' chapters given by the archangel Gabriel to Muhammad, on behalf of the former family deity and moon idol Hub'Al, recast by Muhammad as the monotheistic Al-Lah or 'The One'. Fully half of this Sura is Christianophobic and Judeo-ophobic. Quite an amount from a cult dedicated, as the one-world wonders inform us, to love and tolerance.
Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.
And fight in the Way of Allah and know that Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
How many Moslems actually dislike Jihad ? Many, most, the majority ? seem to support it. The most important duty a pious Moslem has is Jihad:
They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months (i.e. 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islamic calendar). Say, "Fighting therein is a great (transgression) but a greater (transgression) with Allah is to prevent mankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah), and to drive out its inhabitants, and Al-Fitnah is worse than killing.
This video gives you a general overview from approximately the 8th century to the 18th century. In Episode 7 I will cover the period following the Mughal Era to the present day, including the post-...
Sura 2 or the Heifer is one of the last 'revelatory' chapters given by the archangel Gabriel, he of Gospel fame, to Muhammad, on behalf of the former family deity and moon idol Hub'Al, recast by Muhammad as the monotheistic Al-Lah or 'The One'. Being one of the last 'communications' with the divine, Sura 2 is of great importance in the Koran and within Moslem liturgy. Over half of this Sura is Christianophic with at least 15 % of this chapter, or some 44 verses [bare minimum], being openly violent and preaching the physical destruction of the Christians. Combined these examples of Christianophobia appear to be a surprisingly large and intolerant amount from a cult dedicated to peace and brotherly love:
Jubilee, how many slaughtered by the cult of Muhammad in the last 11 years ?
If immigration patterns and Muslims’ comparatively higher birth rates continue, Pew projects:
• U.S. Muslims will go from a tiny minority now, less than 1% of the nation, to 1.7%. That’s a jump from 2.6 million people in 2010 to 6.2 million.
• Muslim immigration to the USA and Muslims’ share of all new legal permanent residents will continue to rise. Most of the immigrants will arrive from South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
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America faces in addition to the threat of violent jihad another, even more toxic danger – a stealthy and pre-violent form of warfare aimed at destroying our constitutional form of democratic government and free society. The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime-mover behind this seditious campaign, which it calls “civilization jihad.”
Jerusalem has been called the most controversial piece of real estate on earth. Jerusalem is widely recognized as a city holy to three world religions. The media consistently refers to it as the holiest site in Judaism, and the third holiest site in Islam. It is also home to important Christian sites like the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Via Dolorosa and the Mount of Olives, but it has never been essential to Christian theology that Jerusalem be ruled by a Christian power. The primary justification for the Crusades was to reopen the holy sites to Christian pilgrims who had been barred by the Muslim occupation of the city, not to permanently conquer land. Furthermore, in the 21st century Christians make up less than 2% of the Holy Land’s population, a number that is steadily decreasing as they are driven out by their increasingly radical Muslim neighbors. Thus, today the principle competing claims to the city come from Judaism and Islam. Let’s examine these claims:
Muslims can paint a false portrait of their founder all they want. Their Koran – a pagan fascist document which outstrips Mein Kampf in gibberish and ranting racism – the Hadiths or explanations to the unreadable Koran; and the biography of the founder or Sira; tell us about the real Mohammed. Muslims are only lying to themselves when they try to represent Mohammed as a 'prophet' of peace, love, merriment and inter-cultural extasy. Their own documents and histories tell us otherwise. Mohammed was in effect a murderous brigand; probably quite insane and a man with lusts for blood, power, sex and murder which would challenge even the most intolerant of Mongol, Turkish, or Central Asian nomad in quantity and ferocity. Mohammed was in essence the anti-Christ.
Why do Moslems in Gaza hate the Jews so much ? Why did the Islamic imperialist conquest of Judea and Israel in 638 AD mandate dhimmitude or second-class knave status for all Jews and Christians ? Why have the Arabs launched 6 wars against the Jews in Israel since 1947 ? Why do Imams, the hierarchy of Islamic theocratic governance and Moslem jurists and poli-ocratic preachers demand a second holocaust ? Further why do Western morons, dimwits, and racists side with the Arab Moslems on this issue ?
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is the most popular Islamic preacher in the world. And he has done this before. He said on al-Jazeera: “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers….”