It all started with reading the blogs at Lake Country Living and the hard skepticism on global warming. I did some further reading by these hard skeptics on how the science of global warming is wrong and the whole premise is false, which quickly led me to the conclusion that the underlying methodology of the scientific method that atmospheric and meteorological science is predicated upon is completely flawed! Science does not work!
A breathtaking conclusion indeed!
If this is true that global warming is not contributing or driving adverse climate change, then what can possibly explain all these disasters and the weirdness like an iceless North Pole this year? As Jane Poulsen describes about the flooding, “We’ve never seen the water level up this high,” Poulsen said. “This is unprecedented."
Therefore, some agency has to be responsible for these unprecedented disasters like Katrina and the recent Midwestern flooding. Humans are not to blame and science is false. Just what is going on here?
And suddenly...the answer came to me. Of course!
Some History First
Fast forward to the past, 4th and 5th century Rome.
As Christianity began to assert its dominance through various factors and mostly by the assistance of the Roman state, the worshiping of the traditional gods of classical society was criminalized by Holy Roman Imperial Authority.
Justinian, emperor from 527-65, declared:
All those who have not yet been baptized must come forward, whether they reside in the capitol and in the provinces, and go to the very holy churches with their wives, their children, and their households to be instructed in the true faith of Christianity. And once thus instructed and having sincerely renounced their former error (paganism), let them be judged worthy of redemptive baptism. Should they disobey, let them know that they will be excluded from the state and will no longer have any rights of possession, neither goods nor property; stripped of everything, they will be reduced to penury, without prejudice to the appropriate punishments that will be imposed on them."
Despite the decline of paganism during the period an the subsequent criminalization, the worshiping of other gods did not fall out of favor with the local populaces even when these strict laws were enforced around the common era. Christian biographers, then and now, frequently claim that once the faith was introduced to the people, millions converted overnight and of their own volition. This is not so. From the chronicles of the time, we see a confluence of worshiping both Christian and Pagan gods, at public festivals, often celebrating a Christian celebration and a Pagan celebration together like Easter. Also, Christians never stopped believing in the pagan gods, and instead of outright disbelief, the old gods were now believed to be demons.
Remember, what happened when Christianity finally took hold over all of Europe? That's right, the Dark Ages began when the old gods were no longer worshiped.
And remember that during the Renaissance when old pagan gods and stories began to be represented in art and literature? That's right, the Dark Ages ended and science and the Enlightenment came!
Coincidences? I think not.
The conclusion, the pagan gods are still very much alive and trying to get our attention.
And how are the gods doing this? We have a whole list of human afflictions to draw from. Here is a small sampling:
- The Iraq War. We need to get out and win this thing. Therefore, we must appeal to Mars for his help. You support the troops right?
- Female Infertility. You must appeal to Venus, she is the goddess of motherhood, then and only then we can end the debate over human embryos and stem cells. It might also help to worship Nona too.
- The Asian Tsunami. Killing thousands and thousands and destroying millions and millions of dollars in property. Those people were killed because you Christians, stopped worshiping Neptune.
- Insomnia. Only when we appeal to the god, Somnus, will all overworked Americans finally get a good nights sleep. I'm going to get my alter together before tonight. I could use some sleep.
- Earthquakes and volcanoes. More frequent now. Injuring and destroying millions throughout the world. Remember the enormous earthquake in china last month? Vulcan we need to appease.
- Hurricanes. The number, severity and frequency of hurricanes has increased every year, destroying millions of dollars of property, and injuring and killing hundreds. Again, Neptune, just trying to get your attention.
- Greenhouse emissions, and Global Warming. Threatening humanity's entire existence. We need to appeal and appease, Veiovis, only he can heal the planet. Oh except, global warming is not true.
You see, we simply live in a world where the supernatural manipulates the natural world.
Refuting the Skeptics
Only the unprejudiced reader, without reservation of doubt and a true open mind will come to the same logical conclusion that I have made. As God is invisible to man, like Zeus, Apollo, or any of the other pagan gods, makes belief that much more plausible. The more miraculous the claim, the inverse is equally true as to the level and quality of evidence which is needed substantiate the claim. That's why it is called faith. It is this type of faith which was praised as virtue from Paul who wrote his letters before the gospels were penned and before St. Augustine of Clement penned his theology on submission to God. In fact, this type of faith is encouraged as a virtue. And do you think your smarter that Paul or St. Augustine? Are they not authorities on God and on faith?
Whereas, an atheist believes in one less god than a monotheist, it is not much of a leap of faith to believe in one more god or gods for a theist. After all,the Burden of Proof is up to the skeptics that any of the old pagan Gods, like Zeus, do not exist. The skeptic can dispute these facts I've outlined and even argue successfully on the evidence, but all that requires is faith despite whatever the clever skeptic may introduce. As everybody knows, skeptics hate America and are known for doing the work of the Satan, poisoning the well for a peoples faith.
Therefore, Christians, you can say all you want that you do not believe in the old pagan gods, but that does not make them just go away and not exist. The Bible supports other gods and even mentions them (i.e. Saturn, Baal), this is why God tells the Israelites they should have "no other gods" before him, acknowledging that they do exist.
And why not? Paganism is far older and was more widely practiced than even the great monotheistic religions of today. Are you so foolish to say that all those countless people were wrong?
Since God came down from Heaven to be Himself as His Son, to sacrifice Himself to Himself, thus satisfying the Old Testament that He in His plan put into motion before His return back to Heaven, it is only wise that monotheists again worship the old gods and must include the old pantheon in their duties. (Here's a quick how-to.) We have all been saved, otherwise all that sacrifice that Jesus did was for nothing. God has not destroyed the Pagan Gods in the supernatural realm as we continue to be rocked by disaster after disaster and disease after disease that pagan gods lack of involvement clearly shows. Even the liberal media can not cover this fact up. This is all evidence that is needed.
Therefore Christians, is the time for you to make the sacrifices and rebuild the temples and attend them, like last year when a sect of Rabbis decided to resume animal sacrifices on the Temple Mount. Since America is founded on Judaeo-Christian principles, we ought to follow the Rabbis example. We simply need the protections that the Pagan Gods used to provide and has since withdrawn because they are longer worshiped. In doing so, you are showing your love to your neighbors as well as God's enemies (i.e. other gods) that even Jesus said was a high moral principle. Once again, you will be securing the gods protection from natural disasters. I can not think of a better use of our tax money in this new faith based initiative to rebuild the temples and supply meat and incense in sacrifices to the gods.
Only when the peace of gods has been secured, peace on earth will once again be secured.
FYI: I originally posted this on exchristian.com and a few other places a few years ago. I've rewritten this piece to make it current and to make my argument stronger. Also, an award to the person who can name as many logical fallacies I relied on in formulating this argument. :)