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Christianity is a deception

The only true divinity comes from within ourselves and in according with proper reason

"Faith" is a sort of sin
Please avenge my dishonor irl at the hands of gangstalkers


Love and light
God, Mary, etc..

All of these external 'characters' are mystery entities trying to control humans
I am spreading this spiritual truth throughout many websites and irl

The following is text from Oxford professor Diarmaid MacCulloch's book "Christianity: The First Three-Thousand Years"...

This is an excerpt on 'Mormon' history from the chapter - "America: The New Protestant Empire"...

"There was plenty more creative reconstruction of Christianity in this most industrious and ingenious of Western societies. Spiritualism and the Church of Christ Scientist (products of yet more visionary women) both spread themselves from the USA through the Western world and beyond. Yet of all new departures amid the Second Awakenings, the most radical was the work of Joseph Smith, who may be seen as one of a chain of gifted young people in the nineteenth century applying their gifts to escaping the deprivation and social uncertainty in which they found themselves, both exploiting and inspired by the polychrome religious turbulence of their age. Hong Xiuquan, nine years younger than Smith, was another (see pp. 896-97). Smith's creation of a Heavenly Kingdom proved more long-lasting and less destructive than the Taiping, though likewise it brought him premature and violent death. Born in rural poverty in Vermont (not far from where Miller was beginning his married life) and pursued by poverty in his New York State childhood which deprived him of a decent education, Smith developed a keen interest in treasure-hunting amid a landscape haunted by Native American earthworks, devouring what conversation and what books (the Bible naturally among them) came his way. The boy, both dreamer and likeable extrovert, on the edge of so many cultures - Evangelicalism, self-improvement, popular history and archaeology, Freemasonry - constructed out of them a lost world as wonderful as that future paradise which confronted Hong Xiuquan.

Shortly after Smith's marriage in 1827, he had the first of a series of visits from a heavenly being in white, Moroni, who, according to Smith, was a former inhabitant of the Americas. Moroni took him to a secret store of inscribed golden plates. Smith was the only person definitely to view the plates, and their eventual removal was as angelic as their excavation; but the message which the semi-literate twenty-two-year-old translated into King James Bible English (his newly wed and devoted wife, Emma, and later two friends taking his dictation the other side of a curtain) was a formidably long text. It was published in 1830. The Book, written long before largely by Moroni's father, Mormon, was the story of God's people, their enemies and their eventual extinction in the fourth century CE. Yet these were no Israelites or Philistines, but Americans, and the enemies who destroyed them were the native peoples whom Smith's society called Red Indians. Now the spiritual descendants of Mormon were called to restore their heritage before the Last Days. Fawn M. Brodie, whose classic life of Smith earned her excommunication from the Mormon Church, saw the book of Mormon as one of the earliest examples of frontier fiction, the first long Yankee narrative that owes nothing to English literary fashions'. There was quite a genre of 'lost race' novels at the time. A century on, J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga formed an English Catholic parallel, conscious or unconscious, to Smith's work. Tolkien's story-telling has many of the same characteristics as the Book of Mormon, although most people today would find Tolkien's prose a good deal more readable.

So with Smith's inspiration, the Mormons took shape: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, regarding itself as a restoration of an authentic Christianity otherwise lost. It moved en bloc, as so many utopian groups then did, to found a new ideal community on the frontier. The first stop in Ohio proved only one in a series of moves, because Smith and his leadership were prone to involve themselves deeply in state politics and risky business ventures, and their ambitions for power frightened and infuriated their neighbours. Finally Smith, now in charge of his own private army in Illinois, was fortified by fresh revelations to declare his candidacy in the 1844 presidential election. After further confrontations with the forces of unbelief, vigilantes shot him and his brother dead in an Illinois jail, while he was waiting trial on charges of intimidating a hostile local newspaper out of existence. Yet this was not the end for the Mormons. One of Smith's long-standing lieutenants, Brigham Young, Hong Rengen to Smith's Hong Xiuquan, seized the initiative and led the battered faithful on the final journey which would save their movement, at a cost of a hundred days' westwards travel by wagon to Utah. Young would have liked a territory to rival the Taiping conquest in scale, but he had to settle for the wilderness that the United States government allowed him. There was a long and stormy path to wary acceptance by wider American society, not least because of one of Smith's later revelations, posthumously released to the public in 1852, which had interesting resonances with the battles then going on in Protestant missions in Africa. He had been told that he must authorize polygamy.

Brigham Young reminisced in later life that he 'desired the grave' when first informed of this in 1843, but he later implemented it thoroughly in his own life, with as much public decorum as the nineteenth century would wish. As one of his less reverential biographers observed, Young's home in Salt Lake City 'resembled a New England household on a larger scale. Instead of one superficially forbidding lady in blacks or grays, there were nineteen of them. The widowed Mrs. Emma Smith, previously much tried by Prophet Smith's own clandestine accumulation of wives, married again; but not to a Mormon. It was 1890 before the mainstream of the Church laid polygamy aside and plenty of Mormons did not acknowledge their decision (some still do not, in carefully maintained seclusion in Utah and Arizona), but Utah still became a full state in 1896.

If polygamy proved a casualty of external nineteenth-century social assumptions, the end of the twentieth century saw another incursion of external liberal values when, in 1978, a revelation allowed men of Negro descent to take their place among whites in the universal priesthood allotted to all adult Mormon men - the original ban is of contested origin. Wholesome prosperity such as the youthful Smith might have envied has become a worldwide Mormon speciality, together with a systematic approach to spreading the message which has hardly been equaled in the Christianity which reserved itself the description Evangelical. The Mormons' doctrinal interest in genealogy, motivated by their belief in posthumous baptism of ancestors, has exercised a powerful appeal on those whose history is based on migration from another country. In the United States, its growth has been such that it has a good claim to be America's fourth-largest Christian denomination."

My intentions on this post are only to contribute to /yard/ and to MEWCH with some information I came across recently on Mormonism. Mormonism is kind of a neat little unique Christian denomination in the United States, especially in modern times.

It appears the author sounds just a bit scathing of Mormonism, but I post this to be objective and educational and not scathing. I do not have any negative views on Mormons personally, outside that which I would call negative views on dogmatism or on Christians in general. I have not really researched Mormons or their religion in-depth, to be quite honest.

I should include that another famous religious/spiritual text was written in America in the 1800's that I know of. A 'Gnostic Gospel' - "The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ".

"The Aquarian Gospel" was written by an American in the 1800's, who believed to have been revealed revelation from God about the life of Jesus Christ, so he wrote what he called The 'Aquarian Gospel'. It tells interestingly of Jesus travelling through east Asia.

Also, I might add that I have never really had a lot of interaction with Mormons, or Mormon communities, regions, churches, societies, etc...

Have never even been to a Mormon church service, but went to one of their Bible studies one time and learned about the 'Book of Mormon'.
hola MEWCH

Homelessbro here wut up....i took a trip down to el paso for the winter...hope to do some fun desert stuff like be afraid of snakes in the wild
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Sorry about this thread, guys....i'm such a pos
Yeah i love you guys (real MEWCH) but i'm just a rogue and maybe something akin to a bandito....i think that's what God is trying to show me

I'm a bit strange I must admit...i try to keep myself away from others who are innocent and pure

El paso is kind of a nice little peaceful place....sorta feels like Hollywood or L.A. but way more livable like affordable property
J/k about "the hormone center"

If you are an actual trap you probably wanna do some soul-searching or take it seriously or something with all that....otherwise the devil could make your life into an easy win for satanism

(Pic unrelated) Here's a cool picture of a river out in the middle of the desert
fyi I opened a >>>/nomad/ board that's supposed to be for outdoors and travels and survivalism stuff
ty...perhaps an admin or moderator can move this thread to /nomad/
"It is better to trust in God than to forebode evil."

- Taliesin
Reminds me of Thomas Jefferson...
Order of best boards. Prove me wrong
Yard > Boys Club > Wai
Bible Verses thread. Share them here.
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I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. - Psalm 16:8 (NIV)
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. - Revelation 21:4 (NIV)
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. - 1 John 4:16 (NIV)
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. - Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
How great you are, Sovereign lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. - 2 Samuel 7:22 (NIV)
Post porn.
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Do not bring such heretic images on are board. This is a christian board. Are forum run amock once porn is placed.
he has spoken
The human body is beautiful, not gross.
Hello there, I am the Board Owner of this board.

Voices in my mind (claiming to be God or Jesus) have asked me to let my colleagues and imageboard friends know a few things about me so that they are not jealous or envious of me or think that the Universe has given me things unfairly while they yet suffer. I understand that this is a common fault amongst the upper classes.

In my 20's, about mid-20's after several years of homelessness and madness and fighting invisible demons and fighting perceived gangstalking....i eventually was diagnosed "schizo" and began reveiving social security money from these United States (and health insurance) so as to try to survive and escape the cold nights on the streets

Between the ages of 24 and my present age of 28.....

.....i decided that i wanted absolutely nothing from society and that i was gonna go live as a hermit out in the woods by my lonesome

I even went as far in the past as seeing if i couldn't give up the world and retire to working in a monastery such as the many Greek Orthodox monasteries or Roman Catholic monasteries in amerikkka (or go amish)

These sorts of ways of living are incredibly plain and actually appear sort of boring or strenuous when you perceive them as an outsider

Just want to say that I will not be competing with y'all in business such as Japanese cosplay stardom or moving to Los Angeles or Internet Marketing or music or entertainment or other sorts of various business enterprises which friends like to compete with eachother about

Hopefully you guys will rest assured knowing that i expect most of my life to be very humble, downtrodden and poverty-stricken if not outright dangerous and dealing accident-prone catastrophes as well as probably a bit dull and boring
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That actually makes ALOT of sense. I've always thought of a similar idea to yours as a child. Who knows what's coming from God and what's not. It's almost impossible to know. Do you agree?
Yes, and that is actually "coming close" to the teachings of Abrahamic religion, much of which is concerned with abstinence and 'fighting off' the Devil.

I do not have evidence that God is evil, though. Nor do I that He is righteous.

The Bible seems to imply that "God is righteous" but also that He is beyond duality and that His 'darkness' is the greatest 'darkness' there is. I thunk the Kybalion has a similar sort of narrative regarding God and duality.
If you go to /christian/ i think that most of 'em will conclude that they believe that "God is higher than or beyond duality"
Some voices in my head request me to post this Teal Swan video....she is one of the spirituality YouTubers i pay close attention to...

Homelessbro, what are your philosophies on sex before marriage?
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in the new testament, they of course condemn "sex before marriage", but there are other teachings from the new testament which say things like "give alms and all things are clean"... as well as teachings like where Jesus says, "can you not judge for yourselves?"

contrary to the teaching against sex before marriage, Paul the Apostle also says that he thinks no man or woman should get married but only if they cannot abstain from sex...essentially he does a bit of preaching in favor of celibacy

i think one of the most interesting things is that 'marriage ceremony' itself is a very auncient matter, its origins are unexplained in the scriptures and exists in the book of Genesis even before God gives to mankind any set 'laws' or 'rules' such as Mosaic Law....however, behold, some of the first things God starts talking about with mankind when he gives out "laws" and "rules" are such regarding marriage

we have the patriarchs like Abraham (i think) "getting married".....even when the Torah does not explain how that ritual and tradition came to exist
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Genesis 2:18-19
18 ¶ And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an helpe meet for him.

19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every foule of the aire, and brought them unto Adam, to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Genesis 2:21-25
And the LORD God caused a deepe sleepe to fall upon Adam, and hee slept; and he tooke one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in stead thereof.

22 And the rib which the LORD God had taken from man, made hee a woman, & brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shalbe called woman, because shee was taken out of man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shalbe one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man & his wife, and were not ashamed.
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here in the Bible, as early as the Genesis 2 we have woman being called "wife" and the man and the wife have children shortly after being cast out of the Garden of Eden

other such literature i have read regarding moral laws such as those which are 'non-Christian' in nature....advocate 'sexual purity' rather than 'sexual impurity'...so i guess however you might define 'purity/impurity'

I've also read some pretty good works of moral literature that says for certain people, such as warriors, one should keep away from relationships and romantic feelings alltogether....but this teaching only comes from one specific work of literature i recall...and i imagine since they were warriors that some of them probably took part in the 'spoils of war' such as having sex with women which they would conquer

it was a Japanese text, and i must say what a wonderful time to have sex with women....especially if you are fighting a war against your own kind...that way there is no confusion or trouble concerning 'race-mixing'

concerning literature, like "scriptures"...remember the Jews (sinners and non-sinners) always also had a concept of 'oral teachings' rather than 'written teachings' which they also adhered to...such as those which were not written down but rather shared as a culture independent from scripture

it may profit you, OP, to study the concept of marriage further...perhaps in a 'moral sense' or a 'sociological sense' or something like that
>it was a Japanese text, and i must say what a wonderful time to have sex with women....especially if you are fighting a war against your own kind...that way there is no confusion or trouble concerning 'race-mixing'

maybe not actually since i am never a fan of contention or contempt....especially involving relationships and such things as this
Furthermore, I personally think that God is evil and that we should do what's right by opposing him

Many souls are in my hands, and all i can do is point them in the direction of common sense, logical reasoning, optimism, hope for good and positivity

If you think evil is the proper path for one's life then perhaps you know something which i don't

I fear some who turn to me for help will lose their souls but the strong who know the difference between right and wrong and who act on it and do not fall victim to spirits and mind parasites will not suffer

I thibk that common sense carries a lot more weight than dogmatism....here is one more scripture from the Bible which an unknown voice (possible mind parasite) told me to post:

>"I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me."
"I had the privilege of visiting this incredible animal for almost a year. It totally trusted me, lost all fear, it would take me on hunting expeditions and let me into its secret world.

"Octopuses have different personalities, some are quite bold, others very shy, she was in between," Mr Foster told the BBC, describing how she would come over and greet him when she became accustomed to his visits.

"It is a great privilege to step into that world to learn - not like a mammal - but like a fellow spineless creature in her invertebrate world," he said.

Her den was mainly a hole she had dug in the ocean floor, which the diver described as a "proper home".

"She hunts over 50 species but you can only find that out when you're allowed into her den and can pick up the bones of the animals she has eaten," he said, referring to the lobster and crab shells he saw.

"You realise, my goodness, her life is so detailed and crazily connected to everything around her."
Can you guys do a....

"Virgin Squid v.s. Chad Octopus"
so in what aspects are we to compare squids and octopodes?
Octopi are said to be the smartest animwl
perhaps some ideas