It was many years ago that Sir Paul said
“When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be”
The world is once again at a turmoil; life has once again become hellish. This happens once every few decades, its nothing new.
We are, once again, at war.
But the war is not against a country, its not against a race, its not against a party, its against an ideology.
And make no mistake, the war is not between humanity and Islam.
There have been more innocent Muslims dead in this war than people of any other faith.
No, this war is against superstition, its against ignorance, its against evil.
And the only way to overcome superstition, ignorance, and evil is through education.
There is no alternative to education.
- Ban all religious schools like madrassas (you follow religion in your own time; schools have to be secular and scientific)
- Start teaching facts, and not myths
So let me do my part about spreading facts and disproving myths.
When we were wee, we read stories or were told stories of history. Stories of the western empires like Greek, Egyptian, Roman, French, rise of Christianity, discovery of USAUSAUSA and all that.
And what did we learn from those stories?
- We learnt that the Egyptians had enslaved the Jews and forced them to build pyramids.
- We learnt about how Moses rescued the Jews by asking God to part the Red Sea
- We learnt that Leonidas and 300 Spartans sacrificed their lives against Xerxes
- We learnt that the greatest conqueror of the world was a Greek called Alexander
- We learnt that the Romans tortured the Christians and fed them to the lions
- We learnt that the Romans were too busy in orgies and so the Germans destroyed them
- We learnt about how Vesuvius erupted and killed millions
- We learnt about King Arthur and his Round Table and Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad
- We learnt about how the Native American tribes were a bunch of peaceful people and how the cruel white man massacred them.
But, as it turns out, these are all various degrees of hokum. Just another day in the life of Communist manifesto – spreading lies and falsehoods.
Let’s look at each of these things that we learnt.
- Jewish Pyramids
It turns out the Jews weren’t really slaves at all, they were paid workers. Moreover even if they were slaves, they just could not build the pyramids because of the simple matter of time.
The “Pyramids” — presumably the three great pyramids of Gizah and perhaps the earlier pyramids to the south, including the Step Pyramid of Sakkara — were built in the Third and Fourth Dynasties, 2650-2575 BC and 2575-2467 BC. The Jews did not exist at that time. The ancestors of the Jews, the Hebrews or “Children of Israel” — Bene Yisra’el — did not enter Egypt until centuries later. If one looks at the biblical narrative, Joseph, son of Jacob aka Israel, who brought the people of Israel into Egypt to settle in the land of Goshen, was driven in a chariot just behind Pharaoh’s. The Egyptians did not have the wheel when the great pyramids were built. By the time the Egyptians had wheels, and horses and chariots, the great pyramids were ancient. Even if one were to determine that the migration of the Sumerian/Chaldean Abraham from the Sumerian city of Ur to the land of the Canaanites took place around the predynastic or early dynastic periods of ancient Egypt, there would still have been no Jews in Egypt at the time — or anywhere else for that matter. Second, recent scholarship on ancient Egypt has suggested — concluded, perhaps — that the pyramids were built by corvees of native Egyptians and undoubtedly of slaves as well, conscripted into temporary service on the pyramids, probably during the flood season when their labor on the farm could be spared.
So that’s one falsehood that has been shattered by facts.
2. Next, we come to Moses parting the Red Sea
“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.”
Wind and tide people, wind and tide
And according to one theory, it wasn’t the Red Sea at all!!
“According to Carl Drews…. the story of the parting of the Red Sea, as described in the book of Exodus, might have originated in real life as a weather event…..”I’m arguing that the historical event happened in 1250 B.C., and the memories of it have been recorded in Exodus,” says Drews. “The people of the time gloried in God and gave God credit.
The idea may sound hard to believe — and it certainly has its many detractors — but Drews’s research was conducted for his atmospheric and ocean sciences master’s thesis at the University of Colorado, Boulder, published in a peer reviewed journal (PLOS One), and then promoted by his employer, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a top U.S. research center. Taken as a piece of science that establishes the physical possibility of a body of water parting, it is solid work, says Greg Holland, a hurricane researcher and colleague of Drews who is familiar with the paper.
The first thing you need to know about the supposed parting of the Red Sea is that according to Drews’ theory, it did not occur in the actual “Red Sea” that we see on a map today — the long, thin, nearly north-south running body of water between Saudi Arabia on the east and Egypt and Sudan on the west.
Rather, Drews explains, the original phrase from the Hebrew translates as “Sea of Reeds” — and much historical and archaeological research has gone into determining exactly where and what that could have been. But Drews argues that it would have been to the north of the modern day Red Sea in the Eastern Nile Delta region, just south of the Mediterranean Sea.
Where, exactly? In the Biblical text, the parting of the “Red Sea” occurs when Moses and the Israelites are encamped by the sea “in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon.” You might think this place would be easy to locate, given the high level of specificity in the passage above, but there is actually much uncertainty and scholarly debate about what these names might actually refer to today. (It doesn’t help that the Nile Delta has shifted dramatically over time.)
Without getting into all the details of this debate, Drews’ research draws on archaeological attempts to follow this trail of clues and especially to identify the all important location of “Migdol,” a “Semetic term for watchtower or fort,” according to the Egyptologist and archaeologist James Hoffmeier of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Relying on the work of Hoffmeier and others, in their 2010 PLOS Onepaper, Drews and his co-author Weiqing Han provide this map, which basically amounts to their hypothesis for what a particular portion of the Eastern Nile Delta looked like, circa 1250 B.C.:
The supposed “Red Sea” crossing, then, would have been from the point labeled “B” to Kedua, once waters piled up in the Lake of Tanis and a three or four kilometer long land-bridge opened between these two points.
That means that in Drews’ theory, the “Red Sea” or “sea of reeds” of Exodus was actually the Lake of Tanis. The lake “was a shallow brackish lagoon, and that was the ideal place for these papyrus reeds to grow,” says Drews. “So if you want to find a sea of reeds, even today, that’s it.”
And then, there’s the meteorology and oceanography. The relevant biblical text (Exodus 14:21) reads as follows: “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.” By any stretch, a weather event strong enough to move water in this way would involve some unusually powerful winds.
The second part of Drews’ analysis therefore shows how an atmospheric event — specifically situated in the landscape above, not today’s Red Sea — could actually cause the parting of a body of water, so much so that a bridge or pathway of dry land is revealed that could be crossed by a group of people.
What atmospheric phenomenon could make this occur? The paper describes a coastal effect called a “wind setdown,” in which strong winds — a little over 60 miles per hour — create a “push” on coastal water which, in one location, creates a storm surge. But in the location from which the wind pushes — in this case, the east — the water moves away. Such occurrences have been observed in the past in Lake Erie, among other places — and, note Drews and Han, also in the Nile Delta itself in the year 1882.
“Wind setdown happens just as often as storm surge, but hardly ever hurts people, it just blows a harbor completely dry,” says Drews. “So this water sloshes from one side of the body to the other and leaves a dry place.” Here’s avideo showing how the process could have played out:
To model the effect of winds on these waters, Drews’ study used a computerized ocean model that can also be employed by researchers to study storm surges of the sort that, in hurricanes, can threaten places like New York City and the Louisiana coast. Drews himself has used the same model to study storm surge threats to the Philippines.“
So, there you go, no god, no miracle, just mother nature doing mother natural things.
3. This is Sparta
Remember Leonidas and 300 Spartans sacrificing themselves for democracy, enlightenment and for Greece?
The sacrifice part is true – brave warriors all of them.
a. Sparta hated democracy; it was the most regressive nation of the time. It was Athens who was democratic (the “right” kind of democracy of course – the poor, the women, the slaves etc could not vote); Sparta hated Athens and vice versa
b. The 300 Spartans sacrificed themselves; so did hundreds of others.
A Greek force of approximately 7,000 men marched north to block the pass in the summer of 480 BC……Leonidas, aware that his force was being outflanked, dismissed the bulk of the Greek army and remained to guard their retreat with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, 400 Thebans, and perhaps a few hundred others, most of whom were killed.
|Group||Number – Herodotus||Numbers – Diodorus Siculus|
(including 300 Spartans)
(other Peloponnesians sent with Leonidas)
|Total Peloponnesians||3,100 or 4,000||4,000 or 4,300|
|Opuntian Locrians||“All they had”||1,000|
|Grand total||5,200 (or 6,100) plus the Opuntian Locrians||7,400 (or 7,700)|
We all know of Leonidas and “Go tell the Spartans, thou who passest by,
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.”
No one remembers the others.
It was only in 1997 that the Greek government finally honoured the sacrifice of the others.
“In 1997, a second monument was officially unveiled by the Greek government, dedicated to the 700 Thespians who fought with the Spartans. The monument is made of marble and features a bronze statue depicting the god Eros, to whom the ancient Thespians accorded particular religious veneration. Under the statue, a sign reads “In memory of the seven hundred Thespians.”
A plate, below the statue, explains its symbolism:
The headless male figure symbolizes the anonymous sacrifice of the 700 Thespians to their country.
The outstretched chest symbolizes the struggle, the gallantry, the strength, the bravery and the courage.
The open wing symbolizes the victory, the glory, the soul, the spirit and the freedom.
The broken wing symbolizes the voluntary sacrifice and death.
The naked body symbolizes Eros, the most important god of the ancient Thespians, a god of creation, beauty and life.
The monument to the Thespians is placed beside the one to the Spartans.”
4. Cult of Alexander.
Alexander wasn’t a Greek. He was a Macedonian. In 338 BC, he defeated Athens and Thebes in a war.
As for his conquered territories
A very commendable effort, but pales in comparison to a certain Mongol.
As for who is the greatest general of all time, there can be only one – a certain Dog of War – Subutai.
He directed more than twenty campaigns in which he conquered thirty-two nations and won sixty-five pitched battles, during which he conquered or overran more territory than any other commander in history. He is also remembered for devising the campaign that destroyed the armies of Hungary and Poland within two days of each other, by forces over five hundred kilometers apart.
He was the one, not Julius, not Alexander, not Napoleon.
5. Christians to Lions
Remember Androcles and the Lion?
That shit never happened
In the second century A.D., a whole new genre of fiction cropped up. The “Martyr Acts” were stories about the church’s beginnings, when heroic men and women professed their faith in spite of terrible torture and suffering. This “sacred pornography of cruelty” was hugely popular — if you were a literate Christian living in Imperial Rome, the Martyr Acts were your Harry Potter. With symbolism even less subtle than Dan Brown’s novels, the Martyr Acts told stories of good and pure Christians being trampled to death or decapitated by violent Roman officials. The Martyr Acts satisfied the desire of early Christians to: 1) read faith-affirming literature filled with heroes exemplifying pacifism, love, and forgiveness and 2) read faith-affirming literature overflowing with the violence, death, and destruction that made a story readable to Romans.
6. Orgiastic Romans
It takes all kinds to make the world, there was most certainly some Romans who loved bow chicki bow wows – but in general, the Romans were massive prudes.
Hell historical records suggest that they had sex with their clothes on.
The stories of orgy loving Romans were pure propaganda.
In fact modern Romans like Silvio Berlusconi have more orgies – bunga bunga- than the ancient ones ever did.
7. Vesuvius Killing Millions
The volcano erupted, people died, Pompeii got preserved.
All that true.
Its the scale people, the scale.
When we were young, we were told about how it was an apocalyptic event.
By 2003 around 1,044 casts made from impressions of bodies in the ash deposits had been recovered in and around Pompeii, with the scattered bones of another 100. The remains of about 332 bodies have been found at Herculaneum (300 in arched vaults discovered in 1980)
Even if we double that amount, that’s still less than 3000 lives.
Indian scale is just different.
8. The Arthurians
There is 0 historical records about the existence of Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and the latter’s search for the Holy Grail. These come from the romantic stories written by Twelfth-century French writer Chrétien de Troyes.
Hell, there is no undisputed historical evidence of Arthur himself.
Its myths, legends and fiction that we have gobbled up as history – similar to our Ramayana.
9. Peaceful Innocent Natives
10. Saffronisation ahoy
Secular liberal people look away before your minds get saffronized.
People with open mind read on.
You know there have been a number of instances where members of our present government have waxed lyrical about our ancient past and scientific achievements.
The liberal seculars pooh pooh these stories; as per their beliefs before White man came with their amazing science and technology, we lived wretched lives – barring a few years under gloriously secular Muslim rules.
Our medicine, science, technology, astronomy etc were all complete crap according to the liberal seculars.
Please people, don’t go by political propaganda – from either side. One side talks of flying chariot while the other side will have you believe that we were savages who were only redeemed by the arrival of foreign invaders in the middle ages.
Educate yourselves. The truth is out there, and for the first time in human history its free and easily accessible.
The world ain’t black and white – if anything its magenta and orange and blue.
Read, learn, educate, grow.
And stop listening to the politicians (duh) and more importantly the presstitutes.
they are the ones who create division,s spread falsehoods, incite hatred.
They are the true evil, they are the true enemy.
And the only way to defeat them is through knowledge.