Friday, November 13, 2009

Science Created Religion 101

In the Beginning

In addition to his being willing to eat anything he could get into his mouth, the survival of man was aided by his ability to take what his senses perceived and store it as symbols that his mind conceived. An apple had a visual impact. It could also be smelt and felt and tasted and all of these externally perceived qualities could be combined into a mental conception and labeled with a word symbol. That produced a unified set of descriptive qualities.

"Genesis 2: 19 - 20 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called ever living creature, that was the name there of; And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field.........."

In the beginning Men collected information about the objective reality through perception and internalized it as a conception with a label and expressed it as a sound. Sound labels were externalized and agreed upon as objective realities of the perceptions that they identified. Language was born. Everyone who learned the spoken word knew what an Apple was.  Conception begat communication which begat community which begat personified knowledge. Labels of sound acquired power to create internal concepts and Religion was born.

"Genesis 1:1 ......God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:3 Then God SAID, "Let their be Light."
Genesis 1:6 Then God SAID, "Let there be an expanse."
Genesis 1:9 Then God SAID, "Let the gathered"
Genesis 1:11 Then God SAID, "Let the earth sprout vegetation"

Creation by sound proceeded from Jewish mythology to Christian Mythology:

"Gospel of John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
1:3 All things came into being through Him; and apart from Him nothing came into being.
1:4 In Him was life and the life was the light of men".

Most Fundamentalist Christians refer to the Bible as the Word of God. In Fact the Christ was the
Word of God (The Creator) and the Bible is about him. The Bible is not in itself Holy.

Today we use the word Amen (Hebrew) in prayer because it signifies Creation of Truth. It is used to mean,"So be it." It is derived from the Egyptian  Amon, also spelled Amun, Amen, or Ammon, a deity who was revered as king of the gods.

In Hindu mantra chants it is the sound Ahmmmm that is the sound of creation. When Jesus uses the words Verily, Verily it has the same root. That is why the Christ Mythology refers to him as "The Way, The Truth, and the Light". It is derived from the concept of the SUN (Son) God. The Christ Myth has  the Concept becoming Manifest in Perception creating Reality.  Science works in the opposite direction,  Perception is manifest in the form of Concept in the mind. Religion accepts the Concept as absolute unchanging truth and resist the nature of perception to change the view of knowledge.

In some cultures, the Serpent is the Hero in the Garden of Eden story. He taught man that knowledge is to be sought. God wanted knowledge to be accepted by man as dictated to him by Religious Dogma or Mythology.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting discussion. I've always suspected that "Amen" was related to the Egyptian god Amon (Ra), especially since a number of aspects of Egyptian mythology were "borrowed" by Judaism and Christianity, but I had never found confirmation about "Amen".

    It's also interesting to me that some cultures would consider the serpent to be the hero in the creation myth. One part I disliked the most about the "Fall of Man" in Judeo-Christian tradition was the fact that it was a hunger for knowledge that was punished. I personally find this to be one of humanity's best qualities, not something that should be punished eternally!