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Noah's Ark

Noah’s Ark

There is no archaeological evidence (like absolutely zero) that Moses and all his Old Testament brethren ever existed. In fact, it is pretty much agreed upon, even by Jewish scholars, that the Old Testament and the Tanakh are fairy tales. Science fiction at its finest. Most of it is, in fact, stolen mythology taken from from the archives of the Egyptian temples (the Pharaohs having spent the better part of 10,000 years gathering all sorts of shit from the four corners of the world) which is why there is a very popular theory that Moses was in fact a disenfranchised Egyptian priest who took the name of Moses (Moshe, the one who draws, as in drawing up the water from the well, a reference to the wisdom of the spiritually pure) and is something akin to the modern day Martin Luther King. The first five books of the bible are then attributed to this political activist.

But what did he write? Was it the history of Judaism? No. The time references do not jibe. The rise of the Jewish tribes in the land Canaan happened long after Moses time. The Jews were never slaves in Egypt. There was no plagues. No Passover. No Exodus.

But… if the stories were a verbal history of humans upon this planet and science is stranger than fiction, one has to take a fresh look at the event in the stories.

The bible then becomes a history of wave after wave of extraterrestrial colonization.

What if the Adam and Eve story was the story of a highly evolved species that teraformed the planet and altered the species that lived there and the snake was the original inhabitant, displaced by the alien invaders. Let’s call this the First Wave of Colonization.

What if Noah and his ark was a story about a starship, a colonist ship, laden with the genetic recipes for all the animals on the planet Earth (like the Titan in Titan A.E.) Let’s call this the Second Wave of Colonization.

What if the Exodus story was actually the story of political refugees seeking a haven after traveling through a wormhole or using FTL flight (the parting of the Red Sea) and the story of spending 40 years in the desert was an analogy for the time spent flying in real time while they hunted for a habitable planet. Let’s call this the Third Wave of Colonization.

Does Genesis 5 and 11 then become the passenger list of a long space flight?

Would those colonists, prey to a weird kind of deep space insanity, not begin to believe they were the Chosen Ones and that the planet they finally find was theirs by right, ripe for the plucking?

What if the Ark of the Covenant was an artifact from the FTL engines, some sort of antimatter power generator or a mini blackhole that could raise up pyramids or destroy the walls of a city or pluck bread from alternate realities.

So are the Jews really the Chosen Ones? Are they the only ones who can trace their lineage to the Third Wave colonists? It is doubtful. I think they needed an origin myth and this one was just lying around, not being used. Plus it gave them a sense remorseless entitlement and a “us against the world” mythology that bound them into a more cohesive group.

Which makes Moses and the Jews almost exactly like L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology.


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subverting the instinctual

Scratching is not allowed

In the socio-economic universe of humanity, there are the hosts and then there are the feeders.

I cannot imagine anyone thinking that the feeders should be put on the honor system.

It is as crazy as having a conversation with flea infestation in your dog’s fur. “Now fellas,” you say, as you put the cone of shame on the dog’s neck to keep it from scratching, “Now that I have made you safe from being squashed like the bugs you are, I am going to trust you to do the right thing.”

Do you think the fleas are polite? (Oh, I mustn’t be greedy. Watching my weight, you know.)

Do you think they take turns? (After you, my good fellow. No, by all means, after you.)

Do you think they look about and think, Oh dear, this dog’s fur is far too crowded. I think I will just hop off and wait for the next dog?

Do you think the fleas have a moral imperative and a conscience? (My, my,we have nearly drained this dog dry. Let’s stop for a while so that it might recover.)

The need to scratch is hardwired into our brains. The dog, left to its own devices, will bite and scratch and as a last resort, find a good mud hole to roll around in until only a few fleas are left. A few fleas it can live with.

The inherent chaos (i.e. the order inherent in chaos) of healthy systems is that it wants to stay healthy. You have to work very hard to kill a thing that does not want to die.

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deep forest stillness

wolf in the wild

The threat of death does not come easily to the human body nor is your primitive lizard brain intimidated into submission by its proximity.  Humans would have long since gone extinct if that were true. If we were prone to giving up we would have all died in childbirth, our first horrendously overwhelming experience of what it would take to be human and not only survive but thrive long enough to pass our wisdom on to Hive Mind.

So one wonders about the mindset of those who would bully and beat us into submission, when we do not “go quietly” or “follow orders” or “stop resisting”. Their rage is illogical. It would be amusing if it were not so deadly. It is akin to the cat biting its tail because it just won’t stop twitching.

To the last breath we are defiant, not because we are rebels, but because we are survivors.

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