LETTER TO NEWSPAPER…
Re: ‘We can’t go on like this’.
Constantine did impose his determination on Christian dogma such as the Sunday Sabbath but the Gospel of Jesus Christ did not advocate beheading, violence, rape or stoning but rather that they should seek forgiveness and salvation through believing in him. We should be like the noble Bereans and ‘Search scripture daily whether those things were so’. Acts 17:11.
Greek Mythology was part of the religion of the ancients which incorporated an exoteric and an esoteric interpretation which was what the Mystery Schools taught to the initiates. This ancient mystery religion is the basis of the modern New Age Movement and the occult. So if Bill Johnson thinks religion is just a matter of entertainment he is mistaken.
Perhaps he prefers Mikhail Bakunin who wrote: ‘The evil one is the satanic revolt against divine authority, revolt in which we see the fecund germ of all human emancipations, the revolution. Socialists recognise each other by the words; “In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done.”
…’Satan (is) the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of
worlds. He makes man ashamed of his bestial ignorance and obedience , he emancipates him, stamps upon his brow the seal of liberty and humanity, in urging him to disobey and eat of the fruit of knowledge.’
(Mikhail Bakunin, ‘God and the State’, page 112).
Or perhaps Bill Johnson prefers Bakunin’s associate, Karl Marx (aka Mordecai Levi), who said:
‘Thus heaven I’ve forfeited,
I know it full well.
My soul, once true to God,
Is chosen for hell.’
(Richard Wurmbrand, Marx & Satan. Op. cit., MEW,XXX, Karl Marx, ” Das Bleiche Madchen” [” The Pale Maiden”], pp. 55-57).
No further comment needed.
Milton Ellis (Newtown).