Technological Singularity: Hermetic Magic + Alchemy + Sci Fi = Becoming like God

Trans-humanist Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at  Google claims that by 2100 the biological parts of our body will be replaced with  mechanical parts and in just over 30 years, humans will become digitally immortal by uploading their entire minds to computers  - an event  called singularity.  (We'll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be  replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims, Victoria Woollaston, 19 June 2013, dailymail.co.uk)

In Romans 1:25, the Apostle Paul describes the only two options available in response to questions concerning the ultimate origin of the cosmos and life.  These two are worship of the living Creator or worship of His creation.    At the foundation of the technological singularity is the latter: naturalism and/or monism, which refers to the view that nature (or matter) is the Ultimate Substance of which the universe and all life are made, thus “all is one.”    The ancient Babylonians,  Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Aztecs and modern Latter Day Saints in the West and in the east, Buddhists and Hindus are for example, naturalists.  In this view there is but one realm (the material or natural) as opposed to Judeo-Christianity’s creation ex nihilo model with its two interacting realms: natural and supernatural.

Kurzweil's brand of trans-humanism is a  wild and crazy mix of neo-pagan monism combining an esoteric view of mystical dialectical matter with Hermetic magic ,Mystery Religion, an occult Tree of Life or Great Chain of Being, alchemy, both biological (Darwinian) and spiritual evolutionary conceptions, Eastern pantheism, science fiction and highly-evolved extraterrestrials. 

Whereas the Genesis account speaks of a fall from good (high point), trans-humanism reverses this order.  Everything somehow begins at the bottom--from nothing---and then miraculously evolves up the Tree of Life by its own amazing powers, thereby affirming on one hand that living beings created themselves and on the other, that their spirits are free, meaning untouched by the living, triune God.

 According to this account, billions of years ago there was nothing.   But then through an alchemical process 'something' finally transcended itself, allowing a process of transmutation (what astrophysicists call vacuum fluctuation) of nothing into a singularity (bright light) from which our universe (matter) was born.  After another billion years or so (mystical thinking) atoms, especially carbon atoms, which according to Kurzweil can of themselves create rich information structures, combined and  transcended themselves, allowing for the complex molecules that in turn resulted in physics.   Physics, said Kurzweil, gave rise to (mystical) chemistry.   A billion years later, chemistry transcended itself allowing for another transmutation process, this time of chemistry into a complex (thinking and life-bearing) molecule called DNA, which by its' own dialectic and life-bearing properties could "precisely encode lengthy strings of information" according to Kurzweil, thereby generating living organisms by way of its' information "programs."

 So mystical chemistry transcended itself giving rise to biology:  thinking and life-bearing molecular organisms pregnant with communication and decision networks called nervous systems that over another billion years or so finally transcended themselves allowing for transmutation into brains.  Thus trans-humanists went from nothing, to singularity, to mystical thinking atoms to mystical chemistry to thinking and life-bearing DNA to brains and finally to Kurzweil, et al.

Behind evolutionary biology is an ancient esoteric science, meaning that like all Mystery Religions, both ancient and contemporary, it has both an exoteric or outer meaning for mass consumption and a hidden, or esoteric meaning, for higher initiates like Kurzweil.  Hiding beneath the idea that conscious life will eventually arise from a transmutation-process of something from nothing is the age-old technology of alchemy and its magical or mystical meaning: the Hermetic principle of the macrocosm's  correlation with the microcosm (man), “As above, so below” symbolized by the Singularity and occult tree of life.

Hermes is the father of the magic tradition.  His world-famous magic formula demonstrates the consubstantiality (oneness) of Herme's  divine intellect with the Divine One Substance/Tree of Life (Singularity) above.  In teaching the meaning of the formula to his son Tat he said:

"The intellect, O Tat, is drawn from the very substance of God.  In men, this intellect is God, and so some men are gods and their humanity is near to divinity...If man makes right use of (God's gifts), he differs in no way from the immortals."  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, Thomas Molnar, p. 78)

Hermes Trismegistus had a guru, a teacher called Poimander who taught Hermes that,

"Unless you make yourself equal to God, you cannot understand God, for the like is not intelligible save to the like." (ibid, p. 79)

In order for the magic to work, matter (the Singularity, prikriti matter, World Spirit or Divine One Substance) must either pre-exist or have come into being from the Big Bang.   In either scenario, all being is at bottom one, or monistic.

 Alchemical trans-humanism is based on a Pelagian view of humanity. Human nature is supposedly good, thus the possibility for evolutionary perfection is always present. Human beings are not flawed by the effects of ethical rebellion against the God of Revelation.  Given the evolutionary outlook, trans-humanism's  self-transcendence (divinization) of mere man becomes a sociological imperative:

At the stage we have reached in scientific research our minds and intelligence will have to surpass themselves and rise to transcendent heights; the human, all-too human, will no longer suffice.” ( Mircea Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and  Structures of Alchemy, Dr. Erdmann)

 The self-transcending Hermetic practitioner said Molnar, strives first for separation of the soul from the body (purification), and second, for the spiritualization and divinization of all matter.     Darwin's formula attains the first goal while inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution made possible the second.

 Molnar writes that travelers on this second highway were characteristically recruited from theology.  Representatives are:

"Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others..."  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

With Teilhard's idea, after billions of years of evolution, matter finally transcended itself thus allowing the transmutation of matter into a divine substance.   Now that the One Substance or Singularity is divine, said Teilhard:

"The great affair for modern mankind is to break its way out by forcing some threshold of greater consciousness." Christians should not fear the natural processes of evolution because it brings them inexorably to God and self-deification, "Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is...a magnificent means of (being) at one with God..."    (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 590)

Humanist/trans-humanist philosophy, naturalism (monism), Hermetic magic, Cabala, Great Chain of Being, evolution, reincarnation and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern science. Thus, C.S. Lewis argued in his great masterpiece, That Hideous Strength, occultism and humanistic rationalism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies that are united against supernatural Christian theism and Christian civilization.

Lewis underscores this point in "The Abolition of Man:"

"You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak."

In conclusion, the technological singularity symbolizes the deep religious desires of self-perfecting transcendence and self-redemption, thus are incarnations,

“ ...of the ancient, deeply religious endeavor “to become like God” – infinitely wise, omnipotent, autonomous, and immortal." ( The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and  Structures of Alchemy,  Dr. Erdmann)

@Linda Kimball

Devilish Occult Spirituality: the West's New Religious Synthesis

Over the past three hundred years the Western Judeo-Christian tradition grounded in the Revelation of God has been incrementally eclipsed by an ancient way of viewing spirituality that has been artfully revamped and revised for modern Western consumption. 

In "The Making of the New Spirituality," James Herrick masterfully demonstrates how each major tenet of the Western Judeo-Christian tradition, which he calls the Revealed Word,  has been radically reinvented and disseminated by apostate theologians, new religious cults, through books, speeches, magazines, popular TV programs, plays, radio interviews, music, and websites.   

With regard to the Revealed Word, Herrick lists seven major tenets:

1. The supernatural authority of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures: Beginning with the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, the Bible is taken to be divinely delivered, thus uniquely authoritative as a source of  ultimate truth.

2. A personal, creating and wholly other God: God is all-knowing, all-powerful, present everywhere and possesses traits of personality---thoughts, motives, and the capacity to form relationships.  He created the physical and spiritual worlds ex nihilo, or out of nothing.  Moreover He is neither contained in nor equivalent with the created order, meaning that man does not have a share of God's substance.

3. God's creation of the human race: The Revealed Word teaches that the human race is a special creation of God, the only part of the creation to bear His spiritual image (mind/spirit).  Man then is not a product of strictly natural processes.

4. An intervening God: The Revealed Word affirms that God's activity includes involvement in the lives of individual human beings.  On occasion God's  personal involvement is in the form of communication and at other times He miraculously alters the ordinary course of cause and effect.  Though He invites address and petition through prayer He is not at the command of human beings.

5. Humankind's Fall:  The human race fell into sin at the beginning of its existence as a consequence of their refusal to accept divinely mandated limitations on their activities. The Fall carried with it various catastrophic consequences including spiritual confusion, a state of spiritual separation from God and the inevitability of death.

6. Jesus Christ is God Incarnate: Jesus Christ uniquely manifested God in human form.  Jesus is a revelation of God's nature in person and the only human being to ever fully express the divine nature.  His death and resurrection are uniquely redemptive of fallen humanity.  These events are the sole provision by the living God for the salvation of the human race.  There is no other way but His offer of salvation.

7. Human destiny and divine judgment: The Revealed Word insists that the eternal destiny of the human race is to be determined only by God.  Neither the present earth nor the human race exists indefinitely.  Human beings live but one life.  They do not spiritually evolve or reincarnate.    A final judgment of the human race will occur, and each individual human being will be held accountable for the life lived.  

 Herrick calls the new spirituality "the New Religious Synthesis" and lists seven of its major components:

1. History is not important: As evolution is a primary doctrine of the new spirituality, and evolution implies continuous change, then history as a record of events in space and time is as  useless and absurd as are unchanging higher truths and moral absolutes.

2. The dominance of reason:  Reason---also mind, consciousness, intellect, awareness, divine spark,  pattern, or imagination---is the divine essence in humans.  It is virtually unlimited in its potential development through scientific study, evolution, and mystical experiences.  The divine essence is the gateway to human apprehension of spiritual insights such as 'oneness' and 'interconnectedness' coming to those with the most highly evolved consciousness:

"Perhaps the most vital function of psychedelic drugs and plants is their ability to reliably produce spiritual or mystical experiences. These transpersonal experiences of “oneness,” or inseparability, often result in an increased sense of ecological awareness, a greater sense of interconnection, a transcendence of the fear of death, a sense of the sacred or divine, a desire to help humanity, and an identification with something much larger than one’s body or personal life."  (Psychedelic Drug Research Heralds the Future Science of Divinity, David Jay Brown, Santa Cruz Patch, June 2012)

3. The spiritualization of science: The tool employed by divine reason to acquire new spiritual truths

4. The animation of nature: Nature (matter) is infused with and animated by divine spirit, the Force, Zoe, consciousness or life force

5. Hidden knowledge (gnosis) and spiritual progress: Gnosis is the key to spiritual insight and human progress and is the preserve of some scientists, mediums and a new class of Western shamans.  Such knowledge comes by means of science and spiritual technologies that lead to direct communication with the Ultimate Source (nonliving monistic One Substance, Chaos, Divine Abyss, Primordial Matter).    Emptying the mind and disconnecting from reality are the goals of spiritual technologies:

".....spiritual power and a vibrant connection with the universe (is attained by) emptying the mind, leaving reality and getting “high” within. Meditation (sometimes facilitated by, in a Woodstock way, listening to rock music, experimenting with sex, and smoking pot or popping hallucinatory drugs—you know, a little help from “my friends”) often induced what can be called “altered state[s] of consciousness...."    "Ecstasy can be deliberately induced using religious or creative activities, meditation, music, dancing, breathing exercises, physical exercise, sex or consumption of psychotropic drugs.” (Altered States: A Different Gate, Sarah Leslie and Pastor Larry DeBruyn, Herescope, April 2011)

Former guru Rabindranath R. Maharaj, now a committed follower of Jesus Christ, describes his former transcendental meditation ritual and its' terrifying consequences:

"Nothing was more important than our daily transcendental meditation, the heart of Yoga, which Krishna advocated as the surest way to eternal Bliss.  But it could also be dangerous.  Frightening psychic experiences awaited the...meditator, similar to a bad trip on drugs.  Demons described in the Vedas had been known to take possession of some Yogis.  Kundalini power, said to be coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine, could produce ecstatic experiences when released in deep meditation — or...it could do great mental and bodily harm.  The line between ecstasy and horror was very fine...During daily meditation I began to have visions of psychedelic colors, to hear  unearthly music, and to visit exotic planets where the gods conversed with me, encouraging me to attain even higher states of consciousness.   Sometimes in my trance I encountered the same horrible demonic creatures...depicted by the images in Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, and other religious temples.  It was a frightful experience, but the Brahmacharya explained that it was normal and urged me to pursue the quest for Self Realization.   At times I experienced a sense of mystical unity with the universe.  I was the universe, Lord of all, omnipotent, omnipresent.  My instructors were excited at this.  I was obviously a chosen vessel, destined for early success in the search for union with Brahman.  The Forces that had guided my father were now guiding me."  (Death of a Guru, Rabindranath R. Maharaj, pp. 56-57)

6. Spiritual evolution: Spiritual evolution is not simply change but advancement that occurs incrementally over time as the initiate achieves greater and greater interconnectedness with the Ultimate Source.  The eventual result of this process will supposedly be human divinity.

7. Religious pluralism as rooted in mystical experiences of the Ultimate Source: Experiences of interconnectedness or oneness  provide a basis for religious pluralism:

"Bishop William Swing, of the Episcopal Church's Diocese of California, thinks he is  building a religious bridge to the new millennium, and he wants everybody on Earth to  cross it with him. His United Religions Initiative (URI) is trying to create a United  Religions, a world parliament of religions, "a permanent assembly, with the stature  and visibility of the United Nations, where the world's religions and spiritual  communities will gather on a daily basis, in prayerful dialogue and cooperative action, to  make peace among religions and to be a force for peace among nations, to address urgent  human need and to heal the earth."  (The United Religions Initiative---Foundation for a World Religion, Lee Penn)

 According to Swing's experience of oneness:

"Religion is concerned with the relationship of human beings with their spiritual  Origin. We believe in the universality and eternity of the Spirit. We believe that all  religions derive their wisdom from that ultimate Source. Therefore, the world's faith  traditions share in common wisdom, which can be obscured by differences in religious  concepts and practices. ... The United Religions promotes dialogue. A theology of  acceptance will help the world's people explore common ground. Our awareness of unity  within religious diversity promotes ever-increasing kinship." (ibid)

So stunning has been the transformation of Western consciousness under the shaping influence of the New Religious Synthesis that it has now supplanted the Revealed Word as the religious foundation of a large and growing number of Westerners and Americans.  James Herrick comments:

"For many Westerners, the long-prophesied new spiritual age certainly has arrived.  The Revealed Word and its busy, personal God have faded into our collective spiritual memory, and bright new spiritual commitments encourage fresh religious thought."  (Herrick, p. 16)

The Big Lie

The devil's powerfully seductive Big Lie  underlies the New Religious Synthesis.   This thought is expressed openly in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and  Dr. Beverly Galyean, leading exponent of occult spiritual New Age confluent education:

"The Buddhists and the Jains do not depend on God; but the whole force of their religion is directed to the great central truth in every religion: to evolve a God out of man."  (Inspired Talks, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center, 1958, p. 218)

"Once we begin to see that we are all God, that we have the attributes of God, then, I think the whole purpose of human life is to reown the Godlikeness within us...So my whole view is very much based on that idea."   (Galyean quoted by Francis Adeney, Educators Look East, Radix 12, No. 3, Nov-Dec. 1980, p. 21)

Unmasked, the New Religious Synthesis reveals itself as mystical pantheism, or devilish occult spirituality, which always surfaces at the end of a civilization.  It heralded the end of Babylon, Rome and the Aztec civilization.  It came at the end of the medieval world and now it has come at the end of  the post-Christian West,  a social order that is turning its back on the living God of Revelation in preference to the lies of the devil and his minions.

Dr. Carl Raschke, author of "Painted Black,"  notes with alarm America's downward spiral into the madness of occult spirituality.  He points out that the decadence, moral relativism, drugs, obsession with death, pornography, mass murders, criminality, the  'new religions,' and Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar spiritual genus.   The upsurge of Satanist practices, said Raschke,
 

"....must be interpreted not as some kind of odd wrinkle...but as a culminating phase of the "New Age" movement...The Satanist mindset is not "religion" in the regular sense of the word, but a mystification of the most corrupt secular passions and values...Satanism is but the spiritual Frankenstein created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God."  (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West — Part 6, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)

@Linda Kimball

Rev. 18:3: evolution...primordial heresy as the science of becoming God

From the days of Adam right down to our own time, the devilish belief that man is God has danced across history, seducing millions in its path.  Early Church Father John of Damascus identifies barbarism as the primordial heresy, the idea that man is god:

"Barbarism is that which prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah.  It is called barbarism because of the fact that in those times men had no ruling authority or mutual accord, but every man was independent and a law unto himself after the dictates of his own will."  (John of Damascus, "The Fount of Knowledge," cited in Political Apocalypse, Ellis Sandoz, p. 131)

After studying civilizations across the whole span of history, noted historian Arnold Toynbee concluded  that the paramount religion of mankind is self-worship...of man as god.    Tal Brooke concurs, noting that historically there has always been an exoteric polytheism-pantheism for the general masses and a high level esoteric "advaitic" mystical monism for the higher initiate.  For initiates then:

".... the Great Lie (is) the foundation stone of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, the Kabala, the Greek Hermetic, Eleusinian and Gnostic beliefs, Neo-Platonism, all the occult creeds from Theosophy and the Masonic orders to the Rosicrucian's (and) the New Age movement.  The Great Lie is...the belief that man is God, that his true identity is the immortal self...that as God, he will never die (and) Sin and depravity are...illusions since this inner divinity is at man's core."  (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29:3, 2005)

The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center both of an organized religion based on the primordial heresy and as the first utopian or heaven on earth project.  Babylon embraced the Great Lie.  Its inhabitants claimed the title, "I AM."  They were earmarked by their "advaitic monism," science of magic-transformism, exalted priesthood, gnosis, secret initiations, sorcery, astrology, channeling, psychic-powers, familiar spirits, and hedonism.  But the root source of this evil religion and its occult power was the Great Dragon himself....Lucifer.

God abhors these practices and sternly reminds His people through the prophet Isaiah  (45:18-19) not to be seduced by Babylon's deadly delusion:

"I AM the Lord, and there is none other. I have not spoken in secret, neither in a place of darkness."  "I said not to the seed of Jacob..."  seek me in the monistic 'one thing'....eternally existing or spontaneously generated matter, chaos, the formless void,  Kant's deified reason,' Hegel's Geist, Marx's dialectical matter, Natural Selection,  the Force, the Overmind, Absolute Spirit, the Christ consciousness, Teilhard's Omega, the collective unconscious or the "thought-universe" of quantum mechanics.

Primordial Heresy as Modern Ideology

"Exalting mankind to the status of deity...dates from the farthest reaches of antiquity, but its development into an ideology embracing the masses is a characteristic of modernity."  (Herbert Schlossberg, cited in The Seduction of Christianity, Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon)

Toynbee pinpointed the bloody French Revolution as the first orchestrated reappearance of the primordial heresy, and in tacit agreement with the findings of early Conservative intellectuals, of the entire,

"....nightmare of destruction in which America and other nations participated" from WWI through WWII as further manifestations.  (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, p. 31)

Primordial heresy as modernist ideology takes many forms:

rationalism, positivism, naturalism, materialism, evolutionism, social Darwinism, Natural Selection, empiricism, Hegelianism, Marxism, scientific socialism, scientism, Secular Humanism, Trans humanism, Freudianism, Teilhardism, existentialism, progressivism, 'Christian' liberalism and/or New Theology, utopianism, revolutionary activism, fascism, communism, national socialism, determinism, reductionism, nihilism, deconstructionism, New Age, moral relativism, antitheism, behaviorism and underlying them all, atheism.

In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern ideologies are monism and evolutionary conceptions. At the root of these two themes there is:

" ....defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankind's fate."  (p. 227)

In order for god-men to create a new world and a new man:

"....the order of being must be obliterated (and reinterpreted) as essentially under man's control."  Taking control "requires the decapitation of being — the murder of God."  (Eric Voegelin, "Science, Politics and Gnosticism,"  p. xv)

Fundamentally, Darwinism is materialist monism and as the pillar of natural science is the devilish idea by which naturalist god-men have "decapitated God" and seized control of the order of being.

In short, Darwinism is powerful magic wielded by a cult religion's sorcerers:

"(Darwinism is) nothing but a kind of cult, a cult religion....It has no scientific validity whatsoever.  Darwin's so-called theory of evolution is based on absurdly irrational propositions, which did not come from scientific observations, but were artificially introduced from the outside, for political-ideological reasons." (Jonathan Tennenbaum, "Towards 'A New Science of Life,' Executive Intelligence Review, Vol. 28, No. 34, Sept. 7, 2001)

Indeed, Daniel Dennett tacitly agrees, for he describes Darwinism as a 'universal acid.'  In other words,  Darwinism is a Gnostic cosmogony, an "acid bath" in which God the Father and His entire order of being are in process of dissolution, a diabolical conjuration requiring the conceptual dismantling of:

" .....human individuality through the dissolution of individual conscience and consciousness, and then to replace these with the collectivity (oneness) and coalesced consciousness (i.e., Omega, Ucadia, Collective Unconsciousness, Christ Consciousness)." (Molnar, 227, emphasis added)

"...they seek my soul to destroy it..."  Psalm 63:9

In this light, when Daniel Dennett, the Wizard of Reductionism claims that there really is no you, that soul, spirit and free will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain and Tom Wolfe, Sorcerer of Naturalism waves his magic wand and intones, "Sorry, but your soul just died," they speak as sorcerers (Acts 13:6-10) conjuring away  man's  "individual conscience and consciousness" through words that destroy.  (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)

Return of the Primordial Heresy: A Brief Timeline

"The leading principle of Utopian religion is the repudiation of the doctrine of Original Sin." (H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, 1905)

Repudiating Original Sin necessitates the obliteration of the transcendent , living personal God and His order of being, a project already underway by the time of Descartes.  In her book "Total Truth," Nancy Pearcy, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, writes that one of the great ironies of history is that the enduring impact of Descartes philosophy has been precisely the opposite of what he had intended.  Descartes had intended the defense of the human soul over and against the dehumanizing mechanistic and materialistic conception of the universe.  Instead, the soul — and its citadel mind — was reduced to a shadowy substance totally irrelevant to the material realm known by natural science.  The immortal soul became a kind of ghost only tenuously connected to the physical body.  The novelist Walker Percy speaks of the:

"....dread chasm that has rent the soul of Western man ever since the famous philosopher Descartes ripped body loose from mind and turned the very soul into a ghost that haunts its own house."  ("Total Truth," Nancy Pearcey, p. 103)

After the success of Newtonian physics natural science began to be viewed as the way  of progress and enlightenment and nature described as a cosmic machine, governed by deterministic energies working through natural laws as strictly as the gears of a clock.  Though soul and spirit are crucial for reason, conscience, morality, belief, faith, prayer, theorizing, science, and religion, there was no room for them in the mindless cosmic machine.

The mechanistic conception gave rise to rationalism, determinism, positivism and scientific materialism (atheism), which grant naturalistic science a monopoly on so-called "real" knowledge while trivializing everything else to personal belief and social constructs.

"Evil thoughts...generated evil deeds."  (George H. Nash, The Conservative Intellectual Movement, p.48)

"Observing the modern intellectual crap, it is time that someone knocked at the door of...Immanuel Kant and told him the fatidic words from that famous Brazilian comic samba — Here, take back your child."  (The Father of the Crap, Olavo de Carvalho, Mar. 5, 1998, www.olavodecarvalho.org/ )

The German philosopher Immanuel Kant was a pivotal figure in the obliteration of  man's immortal soul.  Kant desired to cut loose from God, and being morally defective he eagerly embraced the Enlightenment's mechanistic image of man and the universe.  Thus he took it upon himself to recast mind and freedom as  "autonomous self" and the material realm as the deterministic Newtonian world machine.  In praise of the cosmic machine he wrote:

"(it is) necessary that everything which takes place should be infallibly determined in accordance with the laws of nature." (Total Truth, p. 104)

Though Kant saw the need for reason and morality, which presupposes the soul (mind and free will), he nevertheless sought autonomy from God the Father, thus foolishly negating the existence of his own soul....and reason.  Undeterred, Kant went on to define self-autonomy as being subject only to laws imposed on himself by himself.  In short, Kant would be sovereign and  influenced by nothing but his own deified reason.  This is a variant of idealist monism that teaches that reality and creative powers exist within man's mind.  As one theologian commented:

"The creation of universal (moral) law was traditionally the function of God alone, and this function is now arrogated to the individual human rational will."  Thus it can be said that "Kant has made reason into God."  (ibid, p. 105)

It is crucial to realize Kant's dichotomy is outright contradictory.  For if mindless nature really is the deterministic machine of Newtonian physics, then mind (i.e., reason), morality, belief, and science  are not possible in that man is nothing but a puppet dancing to the mindless tunes of mindless nature.  Even Kant admitted this was a paradox he was unable to resolve.  The trick, he said, is to enter into a charade.  We will be swindlers who on one hand will publicly pretend to be fully caused and determined by nature while on the other we will quietly participate in a spiritual world where we conceive of ourselves as free moral agents.

According to Kant's swindle the material realm is the realm of publicly verifiable scientific facts which in our own time are for example, Darwinism, secularism, man as evolved ape, 'gay' genes, determinism, and moral relativism while the spiritual is the politically-incorrect realm of belief, faith, religion, creation ex nihilo, the living God, and moral absolutes. 

Kant's swindle is behind the Orwellian-speak or politically-correct cognitive dissonance that has become pandemic in our own day through the efforts of contemporary Kantians: social scientists, evolutionary biologists, Hollywood, media, higher education, apostate theologians, jurists, and sorcerers such as Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and  Richard Dawkins.

Following Kant's lead, a legion of neo-pagan ideologues openly advocated total integration into mindless nature.    What these malcontents sought was salvation from God the Father, Original Sin, Universal Moral Law, sexual ethics, and their own immortal souls by immersing themselves into the "forces and rhythms of nature."  Lester Crocker summarizes the Enlightenment premise:

"There existed in the eighteenth century a widespread desire to equate the moral with the physical world...." What was desired  above all was,  "total integration of man in nature, with refusal of any transcendence, even though it was admitted that his more complex physical organization gave him certain special abilities and ways of thinking.  The important thing, as La Mettrie,  d'Holbach,  and others made clear, is that he is submitted to the same laws; everything is response to need — mechanically, some added, like a tree or a machine.  Man merely carries out natural forces — without any freedom  whatsoever — in all he does, whether he loves or hates, helps or hurts, gives life or takes it."    (Monsters from the Id, E. Michael Jones, p. 5, 7)

In his influential "History of Jacobinism," Abbe Barruel commented:

"With Voltaire, man is a pure machine; Frederick the Great maintains..."I know that I am an animal organized, and that thinks; hence, I conclude that matter can think, as well as that it has the property of being electric."    La Mettries'  "man-machine, or his man-plant, only caused the Sect to blush from the open manner in which he had said what many of them wished to insinuate." (ibid, p. 6, 7)

The Enlightenment was in effect a diabolical effort to  murder God the Father and obliterate His order of being, allowing for reality to be replaced with escapist fantasy:  the cosmic machine and soulless machine-man, fully caused and determined by unseen forces of nature, with Newtonian physics as its guide.

Though Kant and others had speculated on a naturalistic origin of the universe, the picture was not complete until Darwinian materialism replaced the living, personal God the Father and creation ex nihilo with  a Gnostic counterfeit: eternally existing or spontaneously generated matter from nothing.

The roots  of evolution stretch back to the ancient Upanishads of India and to ancient Greece, and in its modern version  evolution describes the progress (transmigration) of a divine spark, pattern or energy as it inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings over the course of millions and billions of years.  In the words of  mystical pantheist Emergent Church leader Rob Bell:

"There is an energy in the world, a spark, an electricity that everything is plugged into. The Greeks called it zoe, the mystics call it 'Spirit,' and Obi-Wan called it 'the Force'.....This energy, spark, and electricity that pulses through all of creation sustains it, fuels it, and keeps it growing. Growing, evolving, reproducing..." (Love Wins, pp. 144-145)

For initiates and adepts however, evolution magically transforms man into god:

".....the evolution of man into superman — was always the purpose of the ancient Mysteries, and the real purpose of modern Masonry is not the social and charitable purposes to which so much attention is paid, but the expediting of the spiritual evolution of those who aspire to perfect their own nature and transform it into a more god-like quality.  And this is a definite science, a royal art, which it is possible for each of us to put into practice..." (The Meaning of Masonry, W.L. Wilmhurst, p. 47)

Charles Darwin received the idea of evolution from his grandfather Dr. Erasmus Darwin who was a neo-pagan monist known to attend séances.  As master of the famous Masonic Canongate lodge in Edinburgh he had close ties with both the Jacobin Masons, the organizers of the bloody revolution in France, and with the infamous Illuminati, whose diabolical cause was overthrow of  the  Church and destruction of Christendom.  Thus Erasmus Darwin was an important name in European Masonic anti-religious organizations engaged in revolutionary activism.  Erasmus Darwin mentored his grandson Charles:

"Dr. Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) was the first man in England to suggest those ideas which were later to be embodied in the Darwinian theory by his grandson, Charles Darwin (1809-1882) who wrote in 1859 Origin of Species." (Scarlet and the Beast, Vol. II, John Daniel, p. 34)

Pope Leo XIII issued a famous bull in 1884 entitled Humanum Genus in which he discussed the evil undertakings of the Free Masons and the Illuminati:

"...the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons.  No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself."  They intend nothing less than "the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas (that) shall be drawn from mere naturalism."  (Humanum Genus, Encyclical on Freemasonry)

Gnostic God-men Remake Mankind as Apes

"Instead of Adam, our ancestry is traced to the most grotesque of creatures; thought is phosphorous; the soul complex nerves, and our moral sense a secretion of sugar."  (Disraeli, quoted by John Passmore "A Hundred Years of Philosophy," p. 36)

With the triumph of natural science and Gnostic Darwinism in the nineteenth century, the murder of God and the obliteration of His order was cast in the cement of "enlightened" pseudo-science.  Westerners would be cut off from God the Father and their own souls, thereby disrupting:

"....the bio-psycho-spiritual unity of human consciousness...." (Authenticating the Activities of Jesus, Bruce Chilton and Craig A. Evans, 1999)

The modern secular "scientistic" West has almost succeeded in obliterating the souls of its' citizens and now seeks obliteration of the two sexes:

"Little Johnny went to school; There to learn a brand new rule; No longer could the boys be boys Or have their special trucks and toys; Only six, so young and tender, It's time for him to unlearn gender."  (Here At School the Slant is Gay, cited in Our Gay Pride President, David A. Noebel, worldviewweekend.com )

Primordial Heresy as Natural Religion of Science

The Christian Truth which had been undermined and displaced by primordial heresy developed as ideology and natural religion was no mere philosophical truth but the Truth of Life and salvation. Once there began to:

".......gain ground, among the multitudes who have been nourished by that Truth, the conviction that it is no longer credible, the result will be...a spiritual catastrophe of enormous dimensions."  (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Eugene Rose, pp. 44-45)

The climate of naturalist scientism established by eighteenth-century rationalists was extended by nineteenth-century positivists and evangelists of the idea of collective progress (monism), giving birth to the first natural religion of science: scientific socialism and/or Marxist Communism.

Fyodor Dostoevsky  had a bitter foretaste of the demonically malignant effects of  Gnostic scientific socialism, "a spiritual catastrophe of enormous dimensions."  This evil religion, said Dostoevsky:

"....is that terrible scourge of mankind, a scourge worse than plague, famine and war, an evil that didn't exist until this century... one that has its own priests and slaves; a tyrant that is worshipped with unprecedented awe and adulation before which science itself fawns and cringes."  (The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, Michael D. Aeschliman, p. 37)

Toward the close of the nineteenth century the dark prophet Nietzsche foresaw the spiritual catastrophe that would engulf the world in the genocidal "nightmare of destruction in which America and other nations participated" from WWI through WWII.

Rev. 18:3  The West....drunk on the Primordial Heresy of Babylon

Today the Christian West is dead,  leaving it with no moral defense against either jihadist fanatics and the imposition of Sharia on one hand or the approach of the satanic New Age  'green environmental movement' on the other.

The contemporary West is drunk on the primordial heresy of Babylon. As progressive Christian and Emergent Liberalism, it is the carrier of the devilish occult spiritual virus into the embattled Body of the Church where it acts to divide Christians against themselves.  Peter Jones, author of "Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival in Christian America" connects progressive Christian Liberalism to ancient devilish Gnosticism, saying they are kindred-spirits.

And as  the natural religion of America's bipartisan (left-right) Ruling Class, it leads them to pray:

"....to themselves as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image." (The Ruling Class, Angelo M. Codevilla, p. xix)

The Primordial Heresy is at the root of the 'scientific' religion of New Age Transnational Progressives, the transhumanist and mystical pantheist Masters of the Universe, who with their Transcended Spirit Masters, aspire to complete control of the world and every man, woman, and child.

Lee Penn notes that evolution is absolutely central to New Age theology, a syncretistic, monistic stew of Liberal Christianity, Theosophy, Spiritism, Hermetic magic, the Ancient Mysteries, Buddhism, Wicca, Goddess worship, and adulation of Lucifer.  In the newest version of that "terrible scourge of mankind, a scourge worse than plague, famine and war,"  New Age god-men  envision a spiritualized version of Marxist Communism that includes:

1. Praise for Lucifer

2. Progressive adepts as gods

3. Advocacy for massive global depopulation

4.Utter contempt for authentic Roman Catholics, Protestant Christians, and faithful Jews

5. Forecasting a pending (and for them, desirable) "selection" of mankind, in which the progressives enter the New Age and the reactionaries face extinction. For the New Age Apostles of "progressive" Social Darwinism, these casualties are a necessary price to pay for human evolution."  (False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion, Lee Penn, pp. 5,7, 23-26)

The West's suicide looms in tandem with a rising spiritual catastrophe as the demonic in modern ideological movements penetrates ever deeper into the souls of Westerners, materializing and disordering them.  On a daily basis, evolutionist ideologues  and other secular naturalists in control of media, institutions of learning, Hollywood, law, seminaries, and politics reinforce the demonic closing of souls to God the Father.  Thus every day witnesses the spread of barbarism as more and more Westerners become "independent and a law" unto themselves.

"One Ring to rule them all...One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." J.R.R. Tolkien

Though all of the ideologies have gone into the casting of the devil's One Ring, none are so mesmerizing nor powerfully attractive as evolution, the Primordial Heresy as the royal science of becoming God.

copyright 2011 Linda Kimball

Additional Source:

The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: Illuminating the Occult Origin of Darwinism, Phillip D. Collins

The Georgia Guidestones: America's Coming Holocaust

"[T]here is a plan for world government that is in place and eating like a metastasized cancer into every nation, free and bound, in the world. Under the banner of saving the planet we are drowning liberty." (Agenda 21: How the U.N. Reaches into Your Home Town, Lee Duigon, chalcedon.edu)

The reason for the paucity of news reporting on Agenda 21 said Duigon, is because it has been deliberately designed and executed to operate out of the limelight.:

"It has not been debated in the U. S. Senate. It has not come up in presidential debates. It requires no active participation of the national government. And it is cloaked in euphemisms, most notably "smart growth," "sustainability," and, of course, 'green.' Whenever you hear any of those terms used by a public official, be suspicious. Agenda 21 is lurking in the background." (ibid)

The religious creed of Agenda 21 is secular pantheist. Its' logo is "the interlocking circles of Ecology, Economy, and Social Equity.

Its' 'new' 10 commandments are literally chiseled into the towering stone slabs of the Georgia Guidestones.

Sometimes known as Americas' Stonehenge, the Guidestones consist of six granite slabs weighing 237,746 pounds in all. One slab stands in the center with four arranged around it. A message conveying a set of ten guidelines or commandments is inscribed on the structure in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient languages' scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit and Egyptian hieroglyphs.

The human-hating pantheist nature of the Guidestones is revealed in the first commandment which requires the continuous sacrifice of human life for the good of nature while the tenth reaffirms this requirement:

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature

10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature

In other words, the great enemy of Gaia (mother earth) and the collectivized human organism is the individual man, said the powerfully influential New Age transhumanist/pantheist organization Club of Rome:

"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fill the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself." (http://www.clubofrome.org/ ; green-agenda.com)

The Club of Rome was founded in 1968 at David Rockefeller’s estate in Bellagio, Italy. It consists of current and former Heads of State, UN beaureacrats, high-level politicians and government officials, kings and queens, diplomats, scientists, theologians, economists, and business leaders from around the globe. A short list includes:

David Rockefeller, the Dalai Lama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sir Crispin Tickle, Javier Solana, Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, George Soros, Tony Blair, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, Henry Kissinger, Marianne Williams, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jane Goodal, Vicente Fox, Prince Philippe of Belgium, and Hans Kung.

Club of Rome (CoR) has spawned thousands of interlocking networks of global organizations such as the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality (WCGCS).

Whereas reports produced by CoR are framed in secular terms like sustainable world order, global union, united earth community, global society, interdependence, sustainable development, masterplan, and blueprint, reports produced by WCGCS speak in openly mystical pantheist terms such as Teilhard's noosphere, global consciousness, earth consciousness, wisdom, the global mind, the Gaia mind, global ethics, planetization, conscious evolution, the great awakening, the great transition and the great shift.

For example, Princeton University’s Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international effort:

"...involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement." http://noosphere.princeton.edu/

The GCP was conceived at Esalen, a famous New Age commune in connection with the founders of the GaiaMind Project and describes itself as dedicated to exploring the idea that the evolved human organism is Earth finally becoming aware of itself:

"...the next step in the evolution of consciousness would seem to be our collective recognition that through our technological and spiritual interconnectedness we represent the Earth growing an organ of self-reflexive consciousness....we believe that the Earth is alive, and we are part of it (and) we affirm the Great Spirit of Oneness found at the heart of all the worlds great spiritual traditions." ( http://www.gaiamind.org/ )

Since its inauguration in 1988 the WCGCS has formed powerful interlocking circles, partnerships and collaborations in the interest of pantheist planetary transformation. Toward this end WCGSC has identified a number of pressing priorities and created 17 global councils to address them. http://globalspirit.org/councils.html

Interconnected consciousness, the great awakening, the great transition and the great shift are other ways of saying 'noosphere.' According to the pantheist heretic Teilhard, noosphere refers to the evolution of human thought which heralds the emergence of 'cosmogenesis-God'' or Omega Point.

Teilhard is almost without question the father of the New Age planetary 'environmental' movement now taking the West and America by storm. He formulated the dominant conceptual framework for a planetary religion (pantheist monism) and spiritually totalitarian global order. Describing himself as a mystic and an evolutionary scientist, Teilhard taught that the spiritual, religious and political unification of the earth was the next great evolutionary leap to come and that this totalist fusion (spiritual communism or communitarianism) was as necessary for the survival of mankind as is the fusion of polar opposites (i.e., good with evil, male with female)

While all of these strange terms and 'isms' seem simply bizarre and irrelevant to most people, the occult pantheist New Age movement is front and center internationally, said Dr. Diane Irving, Professor of the History of Philosophy, and of Medical Ethics. In "Foundations of Transhumanism and Futurism," Irving connects the dots between the well-funded and politically powerful New Age pantheism/transhumanism and much of the controversial medical, "... and scientific genetic engineering and nanotechnology research being performed today -- not to mention their intrusion into economics, art, politics, etc..."

Nor do people usually see,

"....how these "isms", so currently active, actually go back many millennia in history, long before the first Pre-Socratic philosophers or the post-Christian Gnostic cults (all of whom were also deeply influenced by them), grounded ultimately in ancient Gnostic cosmogonies and dogmas of various sorts that date from 5000 B.C. at least -- all obviously forms of paganism and pantheism, with obvious negative consequences to Christian and other "theologies" and "philosophies". Most of what Gnosticism would condone and promote would seriously contradict Christian teachings and Western principles." (Dr. Irving, lifeissues.net, September 28, 2012)

In this light we can see that underlying the totalitarian goal of the New Age environmental movement are "ancient Gnostic cosmogonies" requiring the loss of distinctions between male and female, good and evil, truth and lie, man and all other lifeforms, and ultimately between man and God. And since Earth is the goddess Gaia, then private property, use of fossil fuels, and business practices in general are strictly forbidden because everything seen and unseen is "interconnected," meaning that everything is God.

Thousands of individuals, local groups and planetary organizations around the world are all working toward the realization of this "interconnectedness" through the establishment of a one world government:

"Many of these networks expect the United Nations one day to function as the "central nervous system" in the new world order. This new planetary consciousness is shared by many leaders [such as] Robert Muller, Secretary of
the U.N. Economic and Social Council
..." ( "Peace, Prosperity and the Coming Holocaust" Dave Hunt, 1983, pp. 62-63)

Already the mystical pantheist policies of Agenda 21 are woven into,

".... all of the General Plans of the cities and counties in the United States ... for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision-making in the hands of private property owners.... Its aim is to micromanage the "redevelopment" of towns and cities into forms more agreeable to U. N. masterminds-high-density housing, bicycles instead of cars, reduced living space, restrictions on the use of electricity, public "hearings" and meetings carefully orchestrated in advance to manufacture "consensus" and deter dissent (ibid, Duigon).

In conclusion, the New Age movement is not "new," but ancient. Nor is it scientific. It is rather the culmination of pantheist mysticism and cosmic evolutionism throughout history. It is monistic, meaning that the divinized cosmos is all there is. It speaks in both secular and religious language to transform men's consciousness and put them in touch with their Higher Selves. It erases all boundaries, limitations and distinctions. It believes in the eternal existence of matter, reincarnation and in guidance by Transcended Masters, Spirits and forces. It promotes self-centeredness because it believes man's 'self' is the seat of the Higher Self, or divinity of the cosmos. It is supremely confident about man's next great evolutionary leap towards "oneness" and a one-world totalist order. It has no concept of truth and lie, good or evil, male or female because everything is "one."   It heralds a coming 'selection process' wherein the most highly evolved enter the New Age while for the millions of "unfit" there will be extermination.   And why not liquidate them if reincarnation and karma are true?

And finally, it hates faithful Christians and Jews and especially the sovereign, personal, transcendent God. For God's people there will be yet another Final Solution.

@Linda Kimball

America's New Gods and Goddesses

Today Christians and faithful Jews are no longer faced with a takeover by atheistic Communism, that is by neo-pagan dialectical materialism, but by neo-pagan spiritual atheism. The 'new' but very ancient kind of spirituality overtaking America is atheistic in respect to its' unbelief in and hatred toward the God of Revelation:

"The feminist movement in Western culture is engaged in the slow execution of Christ and Yahweh. Yet very few of the women and men now working for sexual equality within Christianity and Judaism realize the extent of their heresy." (Changing of the Gods: Feminism and the End of Traditional Religions, Naomi Goldenberg, pg. 4)

Rather than ameliorating strategies such as changing gender-specific language and opening the ordained priesthood to women and practicing 'gays,' Goldenberg argues for the execution of Christ and Yahweh on the grounds of their irreducible maleness. No matter how cleverly executed, change-strategies will not ultimately change the nature of a church grounded in patriarchalism, said Goldenberg. The father-gods must die in order that 'new' pagan religious forms can flourish which place divinity or supernatural power within the person and tend to understand,

"....gods and goddesses as inner psychic forces." (pg. 41)

With the fading away of supernatural Christian theism and faithful Judaism, the West and America are busily developing a new-pagan spirituality, a post-Christian, post-Judaic occult mysticism which emphasizes the continual observation of and contact with psychic imagery,

"It is difficult to say more about the mysticism we will know in the new age of new gods. Only one thing seems certain---it will be a mysticism with guts!" (pg. 127)

Goldenberg points to feminist theology and witchcraft, as articulated by Starhawk and Z Budapest, as the leading edge of the new occult mysticism sweeping over and across the West and America.

Indeed, just 14 years after Goldenberg published her book, two thousand women from mainline churches met in Minneapolis in 1993 to psychically "re-imagine" their Christian faith. In his book, "Gospel Truth, Pagan Lies," Dr. Peter Jones notes that they mocked the God of the Bible,

".....and worshipped the goddesses of ancient paganism." (p. 9)

The idea that the gods and goddesses are psychic forces operating within certain chosen individuals stretches back thousands of years ago to ancient Egypt as Ronald Miller, one of the editors of the New Age Journal and chief editor of "As Above, So Below" reveals:

"Thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, the great master alchemist Hermes Trismegistus, believed to be a contemporary of the Hebrew prophet Abraham, proclaimed this fundamental truth about the universe: "As above, so below; as below, so above." This maxim implies that the transcendent God beyond the physical universe and the immanent God within ourselves are one. Heaven and Earth, spirit and matter, the invisible and visible worlds form a unity to which we are intimately linked."

"As above, so below means that the two worlds are instantaneously seen to be one when we realize our essential unity with God....The One and the many, time and eternity, are all One." ("As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life," Miller and New Age Journal editors, p. xi)

From its' founding until the 1960s, American culture was defined by God the Father, male and female as complementary partners, the Biblically-grounded one man, one woman monogamous marriage, and Judeo-Christian presuppositions. But in just one generation, America's founding worldview has been replaced by a radically egalitarian,

"...omnigendered, pansexual, multi-religious (and One-ist) belief system that has turned our contemporary world upside down." (One or Two? Dr. Peter Jones, p. 22)

The pagan idea of "oneness" finds expression in Eugene Peterson's "The Message" where he deliberately substitutes "as above, so below" in place of "in earth, as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2). Peterson's oneness version reads:

"Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right; Do what’s best— as above, so below. Keep us alive with three square meals. Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the
Devil. You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes." (Eugene H, Peterson, The Message, p. 21–22)

In "Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church," Warren Smith writes that "The Message" seems to be very important to emergant pastor Rick Warren. Peterson's oneness message is cited at the bottom of the dedication page and again on the page that precedes the first chapter.

Furthermore, included in Rick Warren's book, "From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America" are articles written by prominent New Age leaders like Neale Donald Walsh and Star Hawk the witch.

We are all one,” wrote Walsch:

"We must change ourselves. We must change the beliefs upon which our behaviors are based. We must create a different reality, build a new society…. We must do so with new spiritual truths. We must preach a new gospel, its healing message summarized in two sentences: We are all one. Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way. This 15-word message, delivered from every lectern and pulpit, from every rostrum and platform, could change everything overnight. I challenge every priest, every minister, every rabbi and religious cleric to preach this." ( Beliefnet Editors, From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America, p. 21)

Warren Smith writes that "as above, so below" comes from the beginning of The Emerald Tablet and embraces the entire system of traditional and modern magic which was inscribed upon the tablet in cryptic wording by Hermes Trismegistus:

" The significance of this phrase is that it is believed to hold the key to all mysteries. All systems of magic are claimed to function by this formula. ‘That which is above is the same as that which is below’…. The universe is the same as God, God is the same as man….”                 ( http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/a/below_above.html )

" The universe is the same as God, God is the same as man" is monism, the heart of ancient and contemporary pagan spirituality (naturalism). One-ism as Peter Jones calls it, refers to the view that pre-existent or spontaneously generated matter is the One Ultimate Substance of which the universe and all life are made, therefore "as above, so below," or all is one.

The One Substance is not personal. It is neither male nor female. It does not live, think or speak; it merely is. The human soul therefore is not created in the spiritual image of the living God Who exists outside of the time-space dimension (nature) Who Spoke and revealed Himself to man, thus it follows that humans are neither male nor female. According to the Lie of monism, God and the immanent God within ourselves are one, thus the gods and goddesses are inner mystical forces into which we can tap for occult powers.

The 1960s began a pagan apocalypse that shredded the sacred canopy of our Judeo-Christian culture, and Richard Noll, a secular Harvard researcher, argues Carl Jung is the man who bears the most responsibility for throwing down Western and American foundations.

Jung rejected the Lutheran Christianity of his youth and developed anti-Christian occult psychological theories about the unconscious self that have thoroughly infiltrated our modern world, including the Church. Noll compares Jung's amazing influence to that of Julian the Apostate:

"Jung ranks with the Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate, as one who significantly undermined orthodox Christianity and restored the polytheism of the Hellenistic world in Western civilization....for a variety of historical and technological factors---modern mass media being the most important----Jung has succeeded where Julian failed...(the result is that) the patriarchal monotheism of the orthodox Judeo-Christian faiths has all but collapsed, and filling the void, we find Protestants, Catholics, and Jews adopting alternative, syncretistic belief systems." (One or Two? Jones, p. 23)

Long before Noll's argument, English theologian G.H. Pember (17 November 1836 - 4 July 1910) foresaw the death of the Judeo-Christian West as it fell into occult pagan spirituality. In his classic work, Earth's Earliest Ages (1876) Pember writes that 19th century Christians are,

"...returning to the wisdom of long past ages....almost every characteristic of antiquity seems to be reappearing (from) open intercourse with demons (to) magical practices: attempts are being made to restore (the) ancient Mysteries....mesmeric healings are again being performed (and) astrology (being re-established). And impossible as it would have seemed a few years ago, all these 'superstitions' are floating back to us upon the tide of 'modern thought'....in accordance with the spirit of the age (they) present themselves as the fruit of science..." (p. 243)

What GH Pember foresaw and secular researcher Noll has understood is just what the vast majority of undiscerning Christians and Jews are unaware of---- that in just one generation the Lie of pagan spirituality has systematically established itself as both 'new foundations' and new 'Christian Truth.'

@Linda Kimball

Why Mormonism is Fated to Surrender to Homosexualism (Androgyny)

The Mormonism Research Ministry is a missionary/apologetics organization organized in 1979 to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to critically evaluate the differences between Mormonism and biblical Christianity. Of the many crucial differences, the Mormon rejection of the Genesis account of supernatural creation ex nihilo in favor of a naturalistic account is perhaps the most glaring example. MRM reveals that Joseph Smith taught that matter is eternal and the Mormon God Elohim had no power to create out of nothing. Elohim merely reorganized already present elements, which have no beginning or end and cannot be destroyed. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 350-352):

“Since Mormons believe that the elements are eternal, it follows that they deny the ex nihilo creation.” (Encyclopedia of Mormonism 1:400).

In this vein, the great Mormon prophet Joseph Smith explains how their God came to be God:

"It is necessary we should understand the character and being of God and how he came to be so; for I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and suppose that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did… Here then, is eternal life--to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priest to God, the same as all Gods have done before you, namely by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one. . . . (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 345-47)

The Mormon God is a creature from within creation (nature). In fact, Mormon scripture states that he is merely a physical, exalted man who lives on a planet near the great star Kolob where he and his wives busily procreate millions of spirit children who are sent into this material realm of suffering and evil to live according to the laws of the gospel and thereby earn their own godhood over their own planet:

"The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us." (D&C 310:22, Ed Decker, "The Lesser gods of Mormonism")

In the Genesis account the living, supernatural Triune God created all things "ex-nihilo," or out of nothing. He is self-existent, eternal, immutable, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. He is the sovereign Lord of the universe. He is the God of all creation. He is the God who stands outside of the space-time dimension. This means that creation actually began before time came to be as God spoke life, soul/spirit, matter and all else out of nothing. The living, supernatual God is the First Cause of all things. (Psalm 33:6; John 1:3; Romans 4:17; Hebrews 11:3):

"For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Col. 1:16,17

In the "Pagan Temptation," Christian scholar Thomas Molnar writes that the idea that matter is eternal is a pattern of thought stretching back to the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks in the West and in the East to the Upanishads:

"Matter is regarded as the opposite of God, equal to him or even greater in power, and thus absolutely evil. All of the great philosophers of Greece believed this....with the exception of Aristotle (and the materialists, of course.)" (P. 26)

In this way of thinking, everything somehow emerged out of either eternally existing matter as the ancients and Joseph Smith taught, or in contemporary terms from out of spontaneously-generated matter. From the Babylonians forward primordial matter has gone by many names. For example: divine One Substance, watery abyss, chaos, or void.

The Egyptian Sun-God Ra emerged (created himself) from out of Nu---the divine void or One Substance (primordial matter) and then as Joseph Smith recounts, became God "by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one:"

"I came into being from primordial matter...I made all the forms under which I appeared by means of (or out of) the god-soul which I raised up out of Nu (i.e., the primeval abyss of water.) (The Long War Against God, Dr. Henry Morris, p. 243)

In all pagan systems that speak of pre-existent matter as "spirit," Molnar writes that spirit is not personal. It does not live, think or speak; it merely is. The human soul therefore is not created in the spiritual image of the living God Who exists outside of the time-space dimension (nature) Who Spoke and revealed Himself to man, thus it must be said that,

"Thought, reflection, and discursive reason entered the world through humanity..." (p. 30)

This is naturalism or materialism, which is the belief--taught by Joseph Smith---that there is neither living supernatural God nor heavenly realm outside of the space-time dimension. There is only the natural dimension and in modern "scientific" terms, the idea that brute matter spontaneously generated itself from nothing (void) is called abiogenesis.

Materialism is held in common by pantheism and spiritualism and dates back to pagan antiquity and was or is taught by all non-Biblical, non-Genesis account (creation ex nihilo) thought systems.

The unresolvable problem for all of these systems, and this includes Mormonism, is the ultimate origin of life and soul/spirit. This is why contemporary naturalists such as SETI researcher Paul Davies and Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA molecule, have rejected abiogenesis in favor of panspermia.

Panspermia is the idea that life on earth was accidentally seeded by meteorites containing the essential building blocks of life or perhaps by highly evolved extraterrestrials from deep space who for billions of years have been guiding the evolution of man. The extraterrestrial idea was favored by Arthur C. Clarke in his book, "Childhood's End" and a variation on this theme has recently been advanced by Davies, Crick, and Ralph Pudritz of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Crick however admits that panspermia only pushes the unresolvable problem of the origin of life out into deep space:

"This scenario still leaves open the question of who designed the designer [aliens] — how did life originally originate?" (Crick, Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature, 1981)

The revolutionary impact of the Christian teaching about the Incarnation was nothing less than a scandal for pagan sages just as it is for modern materialists (i.e., Karl Marx, Freud), pantheist idealists such as Hegel and Luciferian Theosophists, as well as for both pre-Christian and Christian-era Gnostic's and Mormon prophet Joseph Smith:

"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

Molnar writes that it is inconceivable to nature sages that God,

"...the spiritual being par excellence, should assume materiality---a thought as distasteful to their contemporaries as the idea of creation ex nihilo, which meant that matter too was God's creation and did not preexist creation as a separate and evil principle." (pp. 26-27)

In company with pagan sages, Mormonism rejects the historical Jesus of Christianity, meaning they reject the Incarnation. While Christians adhere to the fact that Christ's birth was the result of a miraculous conception, that Mary was a virgin yet still conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18), according to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism (4:1676),

"Jesus Christ is not the Father of the spirits who have taken or yet shall take bodies upon this earth, for He is one of them. He is The Son, as they are sons and daughters of Elohim."

Gospel Principles, an LDS Church manual (2009, p. 9), states,

"All men and women are literally sons and daughters of Deity."

This includes the Mormon Jesus, who according to Sixth LDS President Joseph F. Smith was,

"Among the spirit children of Elohim, the first-born was and is Jehovah, or Jesus Christ, to whom all others are juniors" (Gospel Doctrine, p.70).

So both Jesus (Jehovah) and his spirit-brother Lucifer were birthed by the human-god Elohim who lives near the great star Kolob with his many goddess-wives. Twelfth President Spencer W. Kimball comments,

"Long before you were born a program was developed by your creators ... The principal personalities in this great drama were a Father Elohim, perfect in wisdom, judgment, and person, and two sons, Lucifer and Jehovah." (Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, pp. 32-33; source: Mormonism Research Ministry).

Putting all of this together, the Mormon man-god Elohim emerged (self-created) out of the primordial abyss (eternally existing matter) much like the ancient Egyptian's self-created Sun-God Ra. And as with all ancient nature origin accounts, the Mormon man-god cannot account for either the ultimate origin of life or man's soul/spirit:

"The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul. It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

Nor can it ultimately account for the two created sexes, male and female since all things--including the Mormon man-god Elohim-- somehow emerged out of genderless spirit (pre-existing matter). Thus like their ancient counterparts, Mormonism is fated to give way before the demands of gender-neutral homosexualism. Capitulation is already in process:

"Attorneys for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are in quiet discussions with leaders of Utah’s gay and lesbian community, trying to hammer out language for a statewide ban on housing and employment discrimination that the church could support. Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, opened a bill file on Thursday — the last day to request attorneys draft legislation — titled Housing and Employment Amendments and will sponsor the legislation should an agreement be reached." (Mormon Church Working on Bill to Protect Gays From Discrimination, hypervocal.com)

By whatever label, homosexuality, gay, transgender or bi-sexuality, androgyny and paganism go together like a hand and glove. Prior to Jesus Christ's earthly ministry pagan sages generally taught and practiced some form of gender-neutrality (androgyny) in keeping with their belief that pre-existent matter is the "one substance" out of which all things originated. But when Jesus Christ, fully man, fully God walked this earth, sages were faced with the distasteful truth that God really did create just two sexes, male and female.

Knowing the truth they chosen the lie instead, as Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, makes clear in Romans 1:25-27:

"They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."

In conclusion, by rejecting the supernatural Triune God, Mormonism cannot account for either the origin of life or of man's soul/spirit (Psalm 115:4-8). And by rejecting the historical Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, Mormonism cannot logically account for the two sexes, fating it to eventually give way to homosexualism in its' every permutation...the crimes against nature said Augustine, which are the,

"....crimes of the men of Sodom (and if) all nations in the world committed them they would all stand guilty of the same crime against the Law of God, which did not design men so that they should use each other this way." (Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 49)

@Linda Kimball