Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Scary Religion of the Week

Excerpted from here.
[…] There recently was private alien contact; not with government leaders who are showing all signs of madness as they prepare for global nuclear warfare, but with the world's most skilled psychic/remote viewing team. They are our son Aaron C. Donahue and Maj. Edward Dames.

Well, as long as they are skilled remote viewers, I guess it must be true.

[…] Dames and Donahue say the Earth's already sick ecology will not survive a global nuclear war. When the planet dies, all life here also dies.

Okay – a bit tautological, but I’ll let it slide.

Donahue believes the alien that presented itself to him may be Luciferian. That is, it was either Lucifer or it came from a race of beings that is Luciferian in origin.

Uh-oh. Now we’re getting interesting.

He also believes Lucifer is the progenitor of the human race. The work involved the planting of alien DNA within the body of a male animal, possibly a type of ape, that roamed the planet. Within three generations the first thinking human came into existence. His name was Adam.

Interesting phraseology. Leaving aside the claim itself, “progenitor” is not the same as “creator.”
Lucifer (according to this scenario): “Nyahahahaha! I will create man by genetic engineering of an ape!”
God: “That’s my ape. If you’re going into the creating business, start by making your own ape.”

Adam's first wife was an ape named Lillith. Donahue said DNA is taken from bone marrow, which explains the ancient Bible story of how Eve, the first woman, was created from Adam's rib. She was the creation of further DNA manipulation.

Adam must have been really hard up. BTW, in some (thoroughly unbiblical) Jewish legends, Lilith was not a terribly nice person.
Some say that God created man and woman in His own image on the Sixth Day, giving them charge over the world; but that Eve did not yet exist. Now, God had set Adam to name every beast, bird and other living thing. When they passed before him in pairs, male and female, Adam-being already like a twenty-year-old man-felt jealous of their loves, and though he tried coupling with each female in turn, found no satisfaction in the act. He therefore cried: 'Every creature but I has a proper matel', and prayed God would remedy this injustice. God then formed Lilith, the first woman, just as He had formed Adam, except that He used filth and sediment instead of pure dust. From Adam's union with this demoness, and with another like her named Naamah, Tubal Cain's sister, sprang Asmodeus and innumerable demons that still plague mankind.“

[…] Donahue says he has been aware of a spiritual war that has been raging in the astral for some time, and the disagreement seems to be centered on what is to be done with the humans. Life forms in fourth, fifth, sixth or other more complex dimensions fear us for the power we are capable of generating if we ever get the two halves of our brains working the way they were meant to be. We would become like gods, with the ability to create or destroy other life forms and possibly entire universes with mere thought.

This is Genesis 3, rephrased in pseudoscientific mumbo-jumbo to make it sound new.

And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (Gen 3:2-5, RSV)

No surprise then that Lucifer has many enemies.

I always thought the problem was that he had too few enemies.

No surprise then that other aliens seem to have penetrated our world, planted DNA of their own, and created humanoid slaves, religious belief systems, and other devices designed to enslave the human race and prevent us from accomplishing our full potential.

[…] And therein lies the genius of Lucifer. He apparently has allowed the fear-based religious system to exist and grow on our planet as a way of rooting out the weak minded. He wants only the fearless to follow him into the next world.

[…] There will be room for about 200,000 humans to go into the next world and start over. Donahue says he believes only about 144,000 will actually take the ride.

Ah, the Church – designed by aliens to lead the weak-minded away from the truth. I’m sorry, but in terms of strength of mind, I will put Paul, Augustine, and Aquinas up against any three contenders for the “Luciferians.” Matter of fact, I’d stake my life on it.

The scary thing is that there is a small fraction of the population that actually believes stuff like this. In a nation of three hundred million, that small fraction represents a pretty large number of souls. 144,000 is probably a low estimate.