Thursday, May 18, 2006

The DaVinci Code and Christianity

Before I begin I will apologize if this offends anyone because I know there are a lot of Christians in the world. I myself am Gnostic Christian (note I said Gnostic, not Agnostic. Gnostic means to ‘seek truth’, Agnostic means to ‘ignore truth’) so while I believe in the basic principles of the Bible I am also open to the possibility that in the years since the Bible was written that it could have been tampered with.

The DaVinci code is coming out this Friday May 19th, 2006 and I know that is going to start up a lot of controversy, but what most people don’t know is that The DaVinci Code has some truth in it. The book sits in the fiction section of the library and book store, but that is only because some of the claims cannot be proven as 100% accurate.

I rented a movie with my girlfriend recently called Exposing the DaVinci Code…the movie was of a very bias standpoint as all of the people who were speaking out against the DaVinci Code were Christians…there was one woman who was in support of the book (she spoke maybe twice in the whole documentary), but everyone else was pretty much Christian and Right-Winged…the point I am making is that without diversity of belief you have nothing to argue with. If that movie had Atheists of Gnostic Christians who were in agreement that everything in the DaVinci Code is false…then I might have been a little more apt to reconsider my beliefs.

The point of the movie was that everything in the DaVinci Code is lies and that the Bible has been unaltered in the thousands of years since its publication. The movie seemed to cover every angle except for one…the movie quoted the Council of Nicaea of 345AD…saying that Constantine had nothing to do with getting the priests to vote that Christ was divine…this is probably true…

However, the movie failed to address the Council of Nicaea of 545AD…where Justinian wanted all illusions to reincarnation taken out of the Bible. He threatened to throw any pope in jail that supported reincarnation. The council was established to vote in favor of reincarnation of against reincarnation. In the end with only one pope brave enough to test Justian’s word and vote in favor of reincarnation…many texts were taken out of the Bible in order to stop the belief of life after death. All Bible’s were taken up, burned, rewritten, and redistributed.

http://reluctant-messenger.com/reincarnation-pope.htm


Most people say you have to have faith that the Bible in the unaltered word of God, but here is my take on it…perhaps at one time the Bible could have been the unaltered word of God. Maybe God guided the hands of the men who wrote the Bible, however the Bible has come in contact with many Emperors and Kings since its publication who wanted their people to submit to their demands and beliefs. Many Christians dispute that God has protected the Bible throughout history, that He would not allow it to be altered…however, there is Biblical support to the contrary…

Revelations
22:18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues which are written in this book. 22:19 If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.

This shows that God will punish anyone who alters the Bible, but it does not say that the Bible CANNOT be altered. If God controlled man and made sure that they did not change the Bible then that would mean there is no such things as free will. If there is no free will then there is a lot about the Bible that needs to be discussed.


In the end the Bible states that the only thing one need to believe in order to have treasure in Heaven is that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save humanity from their sins...nothing more. It is not necessary to believe in every single solitary thing written in the Bible, merely in the son of God.

This will serve as an introduction to my next post…I will be writing a post that will be discussing how all religion, even Christianity can be perceived as a cult.

5 Comments:

Anonymous OblivionLord said...

"Gnostic means to ‘seek truth’, Agnostic means to ‘ignore truth"

Gnostic - a religion that preaches a hidden wisdom or knowledge only to a select group as necessary for salvation or escape from this world.

Agnostic - asserting the uncertainty of all claims to knowledge.

How exactly does an Agnostic ignore the "truth"? The Truth as in God? Are you refering to an Athiest because that's the only way I can make sence of what you're saying?

An Agnostic by all means does not deny all accounts that there is a God or that the events in the Bible are true. Agnostics are skeptical. Did you not question the authenticity of Mahikari's claims when you did your own investigations of the orginization?

If you want to bring up something to think about then explain why it is that Christians ONLY regard Jesus as a signifigant figure yet Taoism, Shintoism, Darwism, Islam, Budism, Sikhs, Judaism, Confucianism, etc etc etc... all reconize Jesus but, none consider him to be of any signifigance other than him just being a prophet.

Do you think that the Pope in Turkey will at all have any affect to a Muslim when he doesn't even exist in their line of beliefs. The same would be said from any figurehead Prophet of 1 religion to another.

If you really want to get technical then how exactly does a Gnostic person "seek the truth" when obviously they are absolutly denying the fact that science can just as easily say that NOTHING tampered with the big bang which formed the Universe just as any Christian or any religious person would say that it was acted upon by some higher being?

It obviously looks like I'm a bit bitter here on the defence but, it's a bit rude to call an Agnostic someone that ignores the truth when Gnostics can't prove Metaphysics to even back up their own claims except by using the same subjective responces as any religious person who believes in God.

It's just as bad as an extreme Anthropologist that doesn't use science when saying that Hitler is not part Jewish in any way possible because they know just by looking at his face that his facial structure has no Jewish resemblance even though there are many diffrent sources that debate the issue.

12:16 AM  
Blogger kesifu said...

your right it is only 2 cents worth.
I find that the argumentation is really subjective and it doesn't matter what you say you will have a opposite opion!
Somehow I feel as if I am back in the school yard having an argument with 14 year olds.
If you weren't mentally strong enought to express yourself in Mahikari, then I don't think it would have matter which organisation you joined. I just feel so much resentent that I can't belive it written from grown ups.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the people who took the time to write this article... you are a funny lot.
I am a hindu in Mahikari, and still am because the holy founder said that when you study the mahikari teachings, you will understand your own religion better. Now, I understand better why my grand parents and great grandparent did a lot of things.
But actually, writing you mind as you did just shows that you just seek attention. My sister was in Mahikari for 8 years before she fell in love a married a devoted hindu. As a wife, she gave up Mahkari to follow her husband. She did not seem to need theraphy like you guys do. Help each other to get over Mahikari??? You really need help man..

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will suggest all members and exmember to get as much imformation is possble about where there getting in to it,read as much you can only kmoledg will clear your mind and allow you to see the reality trust in your self,use common sense,as an exkumite all i can say is read,read and read .This people are very dangerus,try to see from outside the dojo you will see the diference fera,fear,fear that is the principal weapon,dont be afraid if you belive in GOD it shoud not be a reason to be afraid of anyting rigth?stop going for a week o two and you will seee thediference.Good luck!!

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Former Sukyo Mahikari Member,
During the 1990’s I lived in Japan and took kenshu level one. During the three day process, I could see with my inner vision the system of cording that occurs as a mechanical process during the initiation. I could see that there are three primary cords that come into the initiate’s root or base chakra, also known as an energy center. One of them goes up and around each chakra or energy center in the front of the body forming a caduceus, the other goes around each chakra or energy center in the back of the body forming another caduceus, the third goes up through one’s divine core in the middle and continues up to wrap around the underside of the crown chakra three times and then down to the root chakra again. When one gives okiyome, the center cord extends outward from the giver’s root chakra to the receiver’s root chakra and taps into their divine core, drawing out divine light, which goes up through the giver’s body and then out of the palm of the hand. At the time, I thought it was quite an ingenious method to redistribute light energy for purification because the inner core of each person is an infinite source of divine light without end.
The main problem after one quits the organization is that this cording system does not leave, and over time the cords become black and send very negative energies into one’s divine core and around the front and back of each chakra, holding the former kumite as prisoner of dark energies, the worst of which in my experience is fear. This fear energy is not generated by the individual, but is coming through the mechanical system of cording. If you wish to return to your true life without being influenced by these hellish energies, you must get these three cords removed. During the last 15 years of seeking assistance to get these cords removed, I have found only one spiritual healer who has the strength and courage to successfully remove them. You can find her at www.sunhealer.com She has agreed to help any and all former members of Mahikari to remove this truly diabolical system of cording. When she removed the last cord this past week and sent it back to its source, she told me that it went into a dark galaxy.

I also recommend that you read People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck, M.D.

Love, blessings, and best wishes to all!

exkumite@yahoo.com

8:35 AM  

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