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Qolon
2004-07-30 00:00:40 EST
"Eric Fisher" <ericfisher2@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:21217-4106E86C-805@storefull-3215.bay.webtv.net...
(Anti-Lunatic) wrote:
I'm gay... i have no money. I walk the streets looking for empty beer
and pop cans. The church don't want me because i am so ugly and dirty.
Please help me, before i die.
-----------------------------------------
dont know where you are but....salvation army and exodus international are
your best friends. i know and suport both.

QOLON NOTE:
I had 26 July 2004 lodged my submission for consideration by the Australian
Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee regarding the Federal Government's
27 May 2004 proposal to more stringently define marriage within existing
legislation through amendments proposed by the Marriage Legislation
Amendment Bill 2004.

This submission is comprised of:

a) An alternative, autonomous {autos / one's true, the soul + nomos / Torah}
religious belief/faith based perspective comprising 73 paragraphs in 41
folios;
b) A 17 folio document relating to the Metaphysical or Esoteric Theology of
the Hebrews as the Regulative Philosophic principles underpinning the
Letters Patent to the Australian Constitution. A copy of this document may
be obtained from
<http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/telos/kabbalah/patent.html#AXIOM4>
c) A 14 folio document containing the appendices.

This perspective, being precipitated upon the philosophical and theological
distinction between 'HETEROS' {ie. As an indefinite number, denoting the new
member of a series distinct from those which preceded and either carrying
the series forward, in that it historically assigned to odd numbers a male
attribution and to even numbers a female attribution-giving them co-jointly
a spermatic quality. Being 'one not of the same nature, form, class, kind,
different'} and 'HOMOIOS' {ie. Of merit to the vMeme / Moment Kabbalistic
autonomous {autos / ones true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} paradigm; viz.
"The Lord-kurios/YAHWEH our God-theos/'elohiym is One-heis/'echad
Lord-kurios/YAHWEH" [Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4]

i) Of the same kind; like or resembling;
(1) those who have the same position and rights;
ii) Of like disposition; the same;
(1) men of the same mind or party; of the same rank or station
(2) expression of closeness of agreement
(3) one and the same
(4) the same as usual
(5) all one to us
(6) homois antapodidonai give 'tit for tat'
(7) on equal terms, in fair fight
iii) In relation to possessions, 'belonging equally in common'
(1) accruing equally to all, general
(2) approaching all equally
iv) In geometry, 'similar' of figures
(1) of triangles in the sense of equal
(2) of numbers being the square of a number as the product of two equal
factors eg: 9\ufffd = 81
v) Emphasizing the agreement by which one thing is similar or equal to
another

}, serves as the foundation on which the issue of homosexuality verses
heterosexuality is consequentially and dogmatically established.

There is little to distinguish such dogmatism as Sunday Sabbatarianism from
the German 3rd Reich's attitude towards Jews, which also happens to be more
or less dogmatically established and for which as value expression of
religious liberty, Section 116 of the Australian Constitution of 1901 was
enacted-And may be considered as engaging in treason against autonomy, which
is no different to fascist ideology.

I have included a text based copy of that submission for your information
.
- dolf

The Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee
Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2004
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Monday, 26 July 2004

1) I am taking this opportunity to write to the Senate Committee, regarding
the Federal Government's 27 May 2004 proposal to more stringently define
marriage within existing legislation. My objective is to provide an
alternate, autonomous {autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah}
religious belief/faith based perspective on the 'imposing of any religious
observance', which may assist in your consideration of the matter.

2) The recent reading of the Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2004 as an
Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 and the Family Law Act 1975, and for
related purposes sought to propose the following changes:

Marriage Act 1961

a) To insert within Subsection 5(1): A formal monogamous definition of
gamogenesis as: "marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the
exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life."

b) To add at the end of Section 88B: "To avoid doubt, in this Part
(including section 88E) marriage has the meaning given by subsection 5(1)."

c) To insert after Section 88E: "88EA Certain unions are not marriages

A union solemnized in a foreign country between:

(a) a man and another man; or
(b) a woman and another woman;

must not be recognised as a marriage in Australia."

Family Law Act 1975

a) To insert after subsection 111C(4): "(4A) However, regulations made for
the purposes of this section must not facilitate, or provide for, the
adoption of a child by 2 persons of the same sex who live together as a
couple."

b) To add at the end of Division 3 of Part XIIIAA: "111CA Certain
international adoptions not allowed

A person (including an officer of a State or Territory) must not, for the
purposes of:

a) the Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of
Intercountry Adoption signed at The Hague on 29 May 1993; or

b) a bilateral agreement or arrangement on the adoption of children made
between a State or Territory and an overseas jurisdiction;

facilitate, or provide for, the adoption of a child by 2 persons of the same
sex who live together as a couple."

3) I am aware that there has been considerable encouragement by
fundamentalist religious activists such as Mr. Bill Muehlenberg of the
Australian Family Association, as a systematic campaign of lobbying and
propagandizing respective members of parliament, to ensure that these
Institutional agendas, as seemingly the protection of the Biblical
definition of gamogenesis {ie. marriage + genesis as 'origin / creation' as
procreation} are adequately represented within our legislation and which are
at odds with recent scientific advances:

a) "Proving that males are a biological frill, Japanese and Korean
scientists have created a healthy mouse born with no male genetic material
at all. It's a process called parthenogenesis and - until now - it's never
happened in mammals, from mice to, well, men." ['Of mice and useless men'
Leigh Dayton, Science writer, The Australian April 22, 2004]

b) "The world is used to test-tube babies, but scientists in Singapore are
claiming a world first: test-tube sperm. The researchers succeeded in
growing a colony of the fishes' sperm stem cells in their laboratory for two
years, changing them into mature, swimming sperm, the paper said. And the
pioneering technique could in time be used to help treat infertility in
men." ['Sperm grown in test-tube', The Age newspaper May 29, 2004]

4) Mr Muehlenberg appears characteristic of many revisionist Christians who
make an exegesis applied to Jewish New Testament writings to the exclusion
of later discoveries such as the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi
Library caches. And as the impetus for holding a dogmatically negative,
immoral, deluded and intolerant gamogeneous or hymeneal view of homogeneous
relationships as claimed Christian virtue and piety:

"You are certainly NO Christian if you think you must ad[vertise] to be
homosexual or gay and lead others a wrong path. YOU ARE DANGEROUS FOR
OTHERS! This is SPAM, dirty SPAM in a Christian newsgroup."
[aus.religion.Christian 22 July 2004 2:30 AM]

"I tell them I respect them like any other people - but they are not
satisfied by that. They claim that I have to accept them in their sins as
Christians while they expect me to give up my faith. He can be as gay as he
pleases for my part, but he should not tell Christians it would be a
'Christian' lifestyle. It surely is not." [aus.religion.Christian 25 July
2004 11:59 PM]

"'We believe that our culture is being bombarded with scientifically,
psychologically and spiritually inaccurate information by the liberal media
and political elite,' Alan Chambers stated this morning, 'Exodus is
challenging mainstream America to question homosexuality and encouraging the
Church to provide the answer.'" [Exodus as worldwide interdenominational,
Christian organization describing launch of a new ad Campaign to promote
freedom from homosexuality in Cincinnati, Ohio United States of America,
alt.christnet.christianlife 16 July 2004 8:54 AM]

5) When such a persistent, immutable and dictatorial statement of religious
belief, in being closed to all avenues of discourse, cannot be modified by
reasoning or by demonstration of facts, it is as a delusion, more readily
characteristic of psychosis-not only is there no substance or merit to their
claimed Christian or religious belief. But they are barren of soul, who have
no justification and simply engage in pretension as presumption of piety:

"There are some issues in the church which are not matters which we can
decide according to our own likes and dislikes. [The issue of homosexuality
as defined and explained carefully, will be seen to belong to this
category.] The acceptance of certain doctrines defines who is and who is
not a Christian. . If we deny these doctrines we forfeit the privilege of
calling ourselves Christian." [Lecture by Muehlenberg on 'Ministry and
Membership' presented at the Uniting Church in Australia 10th National
Assembly, 12 to 19 July 2003]

6) However in its further consideration of Proposal 84 as "Membership,
Ministry and Sexuality", the Uniting Church in Australia's National Assembly
clarified its position by deleting two paragraphs from the original document
which referred to two sexual ethics held by members in the church conveyed
by the terms: 'Celibacy in singleness and faithfulness in marriage' and
'Right relationships'. These being referred to in parts 2 (ii) and (iii) of
proposal 84 were intended to illustrate some differing views held by church
members and have never been endorsed or approved by the Assembly or its
Standing Committee.

7) This alternate advice as autonomous theological perspective, is provided
as a consequence of my informal interest in the Natural, Regulative and
Metempirical Philosophical origin of language, it's relationship to the
theory of number and considerations as to whether a heuristic {a method of
solving problems; one for which no algorithm heretofore exists and therefore
depends on inductive (ie. some reaction within the organism) reasoning from
past experience of similar problems} exists that is attributed to a
chronological based hermeneutic as 'a priori'.

8) And therefore by implication the articulation of religious belief,
thought and conscience as values expression inclusive of one's self {ie.
own-IDIOS body-SOMA} which is compliant to those principles of religious
liberty espoused by the United Nations International Covenant of Civil and
Political Rights (ICCPR), but represented mathematically by a fourfold
vMeme/Moment Kabbalistic 9(9\ufffd +1)/2 = #369 Matrix {ie. HOMOIS being of
Numbers squared as 9\ufffd = 81 Numbers}, being the basis for a theological,
metaphysical philosophical and chronological retort--A 369 day chronological
and mathematical matrix known from antiquity as the Merkabah (ie.
Kabbalistic) mystical (transcendent and metaphysical) foundation for a
perennial solar/lunar [ie. 9(9\ufffd +1)/2 (#369) - 3(3\ufffd +1)/2 (#15) = 354 lunar
cycle] and organizational philosophy uniting reason and faith and mechanism
for governance as the regulative & natural philosophical principles
underpinning our Australian Constitution and legislative framework [#51,
#66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/ Administration of Government /#9, #72]
[See enclosed folio -
<http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/telos/kabbalah/patent.html#AXIOM4>].

9) The historical record concerning the adoption of the Section 116 within
the Australian Constitution is that the issue of prayers in parliament and
the question of ecclesiastical precedence caused some discussion, but the
later was a prerogative {ie. an exclusive right or privilege attached to an
office or position, persons or royalty} matter which nevertheless caused
considerable tension, because of the symbolic importance involved {ie. a
demonstrated determination of the leaders to reject sectarianism, with some
willing to create a secular constitution rather than seeing the possibility
of a persecuting establishment}.

10) Seventh-day Sabbath keepers were painfully aware and keen to avoid the
possibility of a persecuting establishment. This view arises both from
their experience of American Protestant Sabbatarians who denied them work on
Sundays and the reality that William and Henry Firth, as Seventh-day Sabbath
keepers had been prosecuted by the New South Wales Council of Churches for
working on Sunday, for which they were sentenced to the stocks in Parramatta
on 22 April, 1894. (#1)

11) The consideration that religious belief, thought and conscience as an
autonomous {autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} values
expression consistently understood by Seventh-day Adventists as Christian
community of faith, being established upon the transcendent and
chronological principle of Nature known as the 7th day Sabbath of the
Decalogue, are somehow antagonistic to the natural, regulative and
metempirical principles of good governance as 'certain powers, functions,
and authorities' declared to be vested within 'the office of Governor
General and Commander in chief over Our said Commonwealth of Australia', may
be considered absurd. Historically within Australia, there was not
opposition to the inclusion of a specific religious clause as expression of
liberty that was adopted as Section 116 of the Australian Constitution of
1901 as the foundational document conveying the Principles of Natural and
Regulative Philosophy articulated by the Letters Patent to said Australian
Constitution of 1901:

"Both the Catholic Cardinal Moran and the Anglican Archbishop, Saumarez
Smith, were in favor of Section 116 of the Constitution, which prevented
Sabbatarian {ie. Saturday} legislation, and ensured that the
governor-general could not proclaim days of humiliation and thanksgiving."
(#2)

12) As a mechanism for [#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/
Administration of Government/ #73, #9], it draws its impetus from the
principles of individual accountability expressed by 'obedience, aiding and
assisting to the Governor General' and the notion of 'Administration of
Government' conveyed by Paragraph 8 of the Letters Patent to the Australian
Constitution. Being that it is an autonomous values and ethical based
architecture for hosting belief systems--which underpins the regulative and
natural philosophy as the letter patent to our Australian Constitution of
1901.

13) This retort as 'a priori' based teleological argument transcends and
negates any rational and un-substantiated claim to religious and corporate
belief, which the Christian Church can institutionally make, having
traditionally obtained its rules of Biblical interpretation from hermetic
mysticism as philosophy or theology of the magians. [Acts 19:19:28] An
aberration of reality derived from symbolic taxonomical associations as a
system of natural, regulative and encyclical governance which evolved as the
result of the impress of Egyptian, Chaldean, Zoroastrian, Roman and Greek
theological intellectualizations with their relationship to a geo-metric and
partial cosmology comprised of the seven visible planetary orbs as
astrological rather than chronological associations.

14) This mechanism of autonomous and democratic governance also stands in
contrast to the mythical Ariosophy promulgated by the German 3rd Reich,
which recognized the doctrine of cosmic hierarchy, was not at all unlike the
ecclesiastical (Chi-Rho) hierarchy associated with Egyptian/Chaldean
mystical and symbolic astrology:

#1 - Seraphim (male - Aleph),
#2 - Cherubim (female - Final Mem, Shin),
#3 - Thrones,
#4 - Dominions,
#5 - Virtues,
#6 - Powers,
#7 - Principalities,
#8 - Arch-angels,
#9 - Angels.

15) Which Ariosophy adopted from theosophy, as the true central element of
these ideologies: it is transferred upon nature and man, the latter being
the basis of the specific Ariosophical racialism. Let us remember that the
Ariosophs present us an ideal society - in their opinion - which is at least
a caste system, graded according to racist criteria; a theocracy they call a
democracy. Since all racialism is an ideology of superiority and
inferiority, it easily builds a network with forms of racism derived from
other sources. The political dimension cannot be overlooked: authoritarian
and totalitarian systems are propagated on the basis of this cosmic
hierarchy. (#3)

16) Liebenfels (1874-1954) was a former Roman Catholic Cistercian monk from
1893 and who after adopting radical dogmas, was subsequently dismissed from
the order in 1899 due to 'carnal love', and later becoming one of Ariosophy'
s principle architects. It was Liebenfels with whom Hitler met in 1909 and
it is suggested was the originator of many of his ideas, on the basis that
he subscribed to the right-wing magazine Ostara, in which Liebenfels
published anti-Semitic and racialist theories (cf: Wilfred Daim, Viennese
psychologist). The various titles of his works give credibility to a claim
that mysticism, dynastic astrology, apocalyptic and biblical justification
was the substantiation for his mythical racial claims:

a. Katholizismus wider Jesuitismus ('Catholicism versus Jesuitism'),
Frankfurt, 1903
b. Zur Theologie der gotischen Bibel ('Regarding the Theology of the Gothic
Bible') in Vjschr. fr Bibelkunde 1, 1903 /1904
c. Grundriss der ariosophischen Geheimlehre ('Outline of the Ariosophic
Secret Teachings'), Oestrich, 1925
d. Bibliomystikon oder die Geheimbibel der Eingeweihten ('Biblical Mysticism
or the Secret Bible of the Initiated'), 10 volumes, Pforzheim and elsewhere,
1929 -1934
e. Praktisch-empirisches Handbuch der ariosophischen Astrologie
('Practical-Empirical Handbook of Ariosophical Astrology'), D\ufffdsseldorf,
1926 -1934

17) One particular title which appears noteworthy in formulating the 3rd
Reich's foundational doctrines on Ariosophic racialism and a claim to Divine
imperative, was the book, 'Theozoologie oder die Kunde von den
Sodoms-fflingen und dem Gotter-Elektron', Vienna (1905). As a philosophical
work on evolutionary human development which encompasses human sexuality and
dynastic zodiacal astrology, 'Theozoologie, or the account of the apes of
Sodom {their secret; their cement} and the divine election'-claimed the
prerogative in being an introduction into the earliest and the most modern
world philosophy and a justification for the orders of princes and the
aristocracy. (#4) And advocated sterilization of the sick and the 'lower
races' as well as forced labor for 'castrated chandals' (ie. a caste term
meaning untouchables) as 'untermenschen', and glorified the 'aryan race' as
'Gottmenschen' ('god men'). (#5)

18) Hitler saw in Protestantism, the seat and opportunity for a neo-pagan
Christian renaissance. Whilst assisted ably by the adoption of the
Jewish/Greek Kabbalah, it nevertheless remained the purveyor and defender of
all that was German: 'Protestantism will always stand up for the advancement
of all Germanism as such, as long as matters of inner purity or national
depending ('Nationale Vertiefung') as well as German freedom are involved,
since all these things have a firm foundation in its own being; but it
combats with the greatest hostility any attempt to rescue the nation from
the embrace of its most mortal enemy, since its attitude towards the Jews
just happens to be more or less dogmatically established. Yet here we are
facing the question without whose solution all other attempts as a German
reawakening or resurrection are and remain absolutely senseless and
impossible.'" (#6)

19) Although commenting specifically on the American Fundamentalist
phenomena and their relationship to Theology, Paul Tillich gives cause for
understanding the lack of progress amongst Christians to foster human rights
as religious rights for those attributed by 'gender and sexuality identity'
as the basis for an American heresy: The combination of the Right-Calvinists
(eg. Biblicism) and the charismatic Calvinist Left (eg. Pentecostals), that
results in the evangelical movement known as 'borne again Christians' or
'Jews for Jesus', with charismatic leader personalities, who are neither
controlled by theology nor by the community of adherents. This heresy
remains more consistent to the system of fascism than the German organized
Protestantism, that could be incorporated by Hitler as 'Deutsche Christen'
due to it's blindness against the state:

'...afraid of missing the eternal truth, they identify it with some previous
theological work, with traditional conceptions and solutions, and try to
impose these on a new, different situation. They confuse eternal truth with
a temporal expression of this truth. This is evident in European theological
orthodoxy, which in America is known as fundamentalism.

When fundamentalism is combined with an anti-theological bias, as it is, for
instance, in its biblicistic-evangelical form, the theological truth of
yesterday is defended as an unchangeable message against the theological
truth of today and tomorrow. Fundamentalism fails to make contact with the
present situation, not because it speaks from beyond every situation, but
because it speaks from the situation of the past. It elevates something
finite and transitory [such as personality], to infinite and eternal
validity. In this respect fundamentalism has demonic traits. It destroys the
humble honesty of the search for truth, it splits the conscience of its
thoughtful adherents, and it makes them fanatical because they are forced to
suppress elements of truth of which they are dimly aware.' (#7)

20) That the Roman languages and religious nomenclature as the Great Chain
of Being, body to mind to soul to spirit or cosmic hierarchy (#8), had
traditionally, in accordance with a Chaldean or Pythagorean 'Onomantick kind
of Arithmentick as natural divination conceptions', named the days of the
week after the visible planet dominating the first hour of each day and
symbolically assigned them to the notion of seven double letters, in
accordance with the Kabbalistic geometric paradigm and philosophical
consideration of Number (Sefirot), demonstrates that the 10 Commandments as
Decalogue, may in addition to their superficial rendering as universal
societal ethical constructs, be viewed as a micro/macro Chronological
conception.

Theodore de Bry in 1582 CE, as his supposed depiction of the astronomer and
scientist Tycho Brahe's (1546-1601 CE) Perpetual Calendar of Natural Magic,
represents each in a tabular form given as the 'Calendarium Naturale Magicum
Perpetuum Profunissimam Rerum Secretissimarum Contemplationem Complectens of
Tycho' as follows:

#3 / Saturday (sum = 15) - Saturn {Beth}
#4 / Sunday (sum = 34) - Jupiter {Gimel}
#5 / Monday (sum = 65) - Mars {Daleth}
#6 / Tuesday (sum = 111) - Sun {Kaf}
#7 / Wednesday (sum = 175) - Venus {Pe}
#8 / Thursday (sum = 260) - Mercury {Resh}
#9 / Friday (sum = 369) - Lunar {Tau}

21) To further explore this point of astrological and symbolic associations
being the basis for much of Christian theology, we regard as significant,
the work published in January 1615 CE by the Carmelite friar Paolo Antonio
Foscarini. He argues in his 'Letter concerning the Opinion of the
Pythagoreans and Copernicus about the Mobility of the Earth and Stability of
the Sun, and about the New Pythagorean System of the World', that the
heliocentric model of the solar system as cosmology was not incompatible
with the Bible. Foscarini, who in 1615 CE was also the author of a 'Treatise
on Natural Cosmological Divination', did not introduce any new principles of
biblical interpretation in his analysis; rather, he sets out and applies the
Roman Catholic Church's traditional rules of Biblical interpretation, which
he identifies as symbolic:

"When Holy Scripture attributes something to God or to any other creature
which would otherwise be improper and incommensurate, then it should be
interpreted and explained in one or more of the following ways. It is said:

1) To pertain metaphorically and proportionately, or by similitude.
2) According to our mode of consideration, apprehension, understanding,
knowing, etc.
3) According to vulgar opinion and the common way of speaking." (#9)

22) Various forms of Magic were nebulously condemned by the Talmud but
permitted were those associated with the use of 'the Laws of Creation', a
term which was later interpreted to signify the mystical names of God and
the angels:

"Moses Isserles (born 1520 CE, Krakow, Poland died May 1, 1572 CE as rabbi,
philosopher and scholar who published a commentary on the Zohar was
considered the 'Maimonides of Polish Jewry') who brings us closer to an
understanding of what the forbidden 'magic' was. 'The roots of the [magical]
arts are three,' he wrote, 'God, science, and nature... From God comes...
the power to invoke the heavenly princes by means of the holy names; the
scientific root may be illustrated by astrology, by which a man can foretell
the future, make talismans, and subdue the spirits and the powers of the
stars and the like; on natural elements depends the effectiveness of the
various types of magic, all of which consist in bringing out the inner
nature of things, whereby an expert may perform deeds strange in
appearance...' This classification is not definitive, for Isserles failed to
include the demonic 'root' of magic; his inclusion of astrology, however,
which was well known in Talmudic times but did not enter into the central
Discussions of magic, is significant of the place of that science in
particular and the divinatory arts generally in medieval magic." (#10)

23) However I ought to point out, that when speaking of the Greek term
'HOMOIS' as being related to Numbers as the square or the product of two
equal factors {ie. as the square 9\ufffd = 81 or Plato's 'ADELPHOIS NOMOIS'},
recognition is being given to the view that Greek and Roman mysticism as the
foundation to Roman Christianity as state religious / political entity was
established upon magic or the curious arts [Acts 19:18-41]. Which
erroneously assigned to odd numbers a male attribution and to even numbers a
female attribution and gave them co-jointly a spermatic quality known by the
Greek term: Other-HETEROS {ie. As an indefinite number, denoting the new
member of a series distinct from those which preceded and either carrying
the series forward}.

Other-HETEROS {ie. Secret of male & female}
The other, another, other
- to number
- the other of two
- to quality
- another: i.e. one not of the same nature, form, class, kind, different;
the others
- to number as opposed to some former person or thing [eg. Jesus of Nazareth
as the Messiah indicative of Faith-pistis 'KO INR' towards the Divine
Name-onama being 'YHWH ADNI' verses Pythagorean Tetractys/10 as
numerological triangulation upon the 'YHWH']

"This is Shem Hemaphorash {ie. The Divine Name of Extension}. It is the
beginning of all the names. The beginning is the highest name and the
lowest. Of the secret of male and female [and of] Berash Adam Vochoveh. Of
the name of four letters: Yod He Vav Heh. The great and honored name is the
knowledge of our existence, the root of the invocation. Change the beginning
of all existence. Bind to deliver by the tried and proven essence of truth.
Of favorable existence, all was created by the wisdom and desire, according
to the decree of wisdom, the desire to bless. Decree the name (which are in
Gematria equivalent) of the twelve signs (over chaos), of twelve written
words combined {seemingly symbolically related to unity of the 10 Sefirot
(Number) as continuum being a 6 dimensional notion of space, time, morality
and gender containing opposites}.

YHVH {south - Chesed/Mercy}, YHHV, YVHH {above - Netzach/Victory}, HVHY,
HVYH {north - Gevurah/Strength}, HHYV, VHYH {west - Yesod/Foundation}, VHHY,
VYHH {east - Tiferet/Beauty}, HYHV, HYVH {below - Hod/Splendour}, HHVY (#11)

Being further sustained by a symbolic theology derived from the Pythagorean
(c. 580-500 BCE) usage of the Triangulation of Number: n(n+1)/2 as
transposition applied to the Tetragrammation of 'YHWH' and known as the root
of nature or Tetractys, the 'Holy Four-fold Form'. That is:

SWEAR AN OATH AND REVERE {ie. Y + YH + YHV + YHVH (#12)}:
Yod (10) as 4(4+1)/2 = 10 + (Kether - Prime Directive as Sefirot/Number)
Yod (10) + He (5) as 5(5+1)/2 = 15 + (Chokmah - Wisdom/Throne of Glory)
Yod (10) + He (5) + Vav (6) as 6(6+1)/2 = 21 + (Binah - Understanding of
Angels)
Yod (10) + He (5) + Vav (6) + He (5) = 26 (Malkhut - Dwelling of God in
Creation)

As the total of 72 (ie. 472 BCE) [c. 57/58 CE in Romans 2:17-24] and
existing prior to the year 457 BCE (72J2W1D) from whence the Hebrews had
made several population repatriations to Jerusalem from Babylonian exile [c.
400 BCE in Ezra 2:1-2; Nehemiah 7:6-7; 450 BCE in Esther 9:6-15].

The Dead Sea Scroll fragment '4Q390 as Prophetic Apocryphon or
4QPseudo-Moses' provides an alternate theological view, in that it speaks of
these repatriations associated with Jubilee chronology ('in the seventh
Jubilee' as 343 or 73 years: the 'oth {sign, signal; a distinguishing mark;
banner; remembrance; miraculous sign; omen; warning; token, ensign,
standard, miracle, proof} character as (7^3 (cubed) - 7\ufffd years) produces a
value of 294 [6J] years as a dynamic ratio within its result of 120J (ie. 20
x 6J) Jubilees + 120 [2J3W1D] years [ie. Jubilee & Torah @ Sinai in [50J] +
12 x [6J] + [3W1D] = 6,000 years (#13)]) transpiring with both Zerubbabel's
rebuilding of the 2nd Jerusalem Temple ('those who will be the first to go
up from the land of captivity in order to build the temple') under an
initial decree from King Darius I in circa 520 BCE [#49, #46, #59, #39 -
Achieving Oneness/ The Root of Order/ #57, #25]. And under subsequent decree
from King Artaxerxes in 72J2W1D = 457 BCE [#9, #31, #51, #61 - Virtuosity at
Using 'Beneath'/ The Virtue of Humility/ #59, #23], allowing the restoration
of the Judicatory and Administrative Process in accordance with the Laws of
Moses: ('I will speak to them and send them a precept / commandment and they
will understand all that they have abandoned, they and their fathers').

24) The Book of Raziel is a very rare publication (#14), which, like the
Sefer Yetzirah (cf: 1:13) purports to be a pre-Sinaitic oral and Kabbalistic
tradition concerning the mysteries and their relationship to the origin of
number. It claims the purpose of the anagrammation of [Exodus 14:19-21] as
the basis for a nomenclature of Angels {ie. the water of separation between
Judaism and others [Exodus 14:21] as similarly the sacrifice of the red
heifer, was a "water of separation: it is a purification for sin" against
the state religion of the Egyptian Pharaohs [Numbers 19:2-10]}, being an
articulation of the Natural, Regulative and Metempirical Philosophical
origin of language, it's relationship to the theory of number and
considerations as an heuristic overlay attributed to a chronological based
hermeneutic as 'a priori'.

25) The Book of Raziel is therefore a treatise on the Torah's deployment of
a religious nomenclature known as the traditional Great Chain of Being, body
to mind to soul to spirit or cosmic hierarchy, which had traditionally been
derived as Angels from the anagrammation of [Exodus 14:19-21]. And it
claims that by them, one is able to:

"Prophesy the lives of the ancestors. Of Elohim, learn from. Thus far,
reveal the miracles of Yahweh {ie. God}. The name of the glory and honor is
divided in 72 names coming forth from the mouth of the high priest [Kehen
Gedol]. In holiness and purity, it was received therein in a vision. It
comes forth from three scriptures. Reveal the going forth from the tribute.
Go forth to begin on path, from beginning to end.

There are three letters in every name {ie. Where the letters Aleph (Air)
+Shin (Fire) +Mem (Water) convey its all-encompassing conception (#15)}. In
each of these words is the most glorious and hidden power. Of the powers of
the highest measure, the letters are glorious and exalted.

They are delivered from three scriptures [Exodus 14:19-21] of glorious power
in the sublime and hidden secret. By them, reveal the wisdom and
enlightenment of every sublime and hidden secret. It is the secret of
heaven and earth. And is the highest secret of the letters.

They are divided in three groups of 24 names, revealing the glory of 10
divisions, seven in every division. They indicate every secret going forth
of the highest matters. The secret of the angel of Elohim as the secret to
cover with glory. The secret power of the water and the sea. The secret to
extend the hand of Moses over them. The secret of the host of Egypt and the
host of Israel. Of light and darkness, day and night. The secret of the
ancient spirit [Ruoch Qediem].

The highest and most glorious words indicate the power. Of the secret of
the ten sefirot (Number), reveal the sublime secret and glory. Reveal the
divisions of the profound secrets in places. Reveal the angel of Elohim
{ie. Metatron regarded as the demiurge or supernatural animating agent
within the universe}, of the most glorious and highest powers. Of Jochin
{counsel} and Boaz {stength} around the victory and splendor of ancient
Israel." (#16)

26) The most popular amongst these religious nomenclatures and that which
were still deployed by the time of St. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1275 CE), was
the angelic mystical schema as cosmic hierarchy proposed by the 6th century
neo-Platonic theologian Dionysius the Areopagite (Pseudo-Dionysius), upon in
John Scotus Erigena (c. 810-877 CE) as an Irish theologian and philosopher
bases his whole conception of Deity. (#17) When Erigena undertook to
translate them into Latin, he did vastly more than merely act as a
translator. He incorporated the principles of the Areopagite into his
celebrated treatise 'De Divisione Nature', in which his own speculative
system is contained, and which may be said to be as representative of his
mind as the 'De Principiis' is for Origen (185-254 CE) or the 'Summa
Theologica' for Saint Thomas:

"It will be remembered that, after maintaining as his fundamental position
[concerning] Deity, cannot be defined because it cannot be comprehended, and
that nothing whatever can be affirmed concerning it beyond the fact of its
being, Erigena went on to justify the theologians of the Church in affirming
the Unity and the Trinity. But the grounds on which Erigena justified the
authorities of the Church are significant. He did not justify the doctrine
on the ground that it was a truth revealed, or because it was an inference
demanded of the fact and claim of Christ.

It is remarkable how obscure a place Christ occupies in Erigena's conception
of Deity. The ground on which Erigena would justify the doctrine is that
Unity and Multiplicity may fairly be ascribed to the First Cause of all
things, because Deity can be regarded in its simplicity as one and then
regarded as extended, [in accord with philosophical and hermetic tenets of
Pythagorean number symbolism (#18) as an indefinite number, which denotes
the new member of a series distinct from those which preceded and either
carrying the series forward] into multiplicity. But it is impossible to
avoid the criticism that this ascription of Unity and Multiplicity to Deity
is not the same thing as the doctrine of the Trinity. Nor is it obvious why
the Trinity should be substituted for Multiplicity. Moreover, this
Multiplicity exists subjectively in the human mind rather than in being of
Deity: since it is expressly forbidden by the author's fundamental principle
to say anything whatever concerning Deity beyond the fact that it exists."
(#19)

27) Dionysius originated the distinction between cataphatic {ie. the
production, by way of negation, of straightforward, positive assertions
about the nature of God} and apophatic {ie. a metempirical assertion, as an
attempt to gain and express knowledge of God, by describing what God is not,
rather than by describing what God is} theology and in his treatise, 'The
Ecclesiastical Hierarchy', sought to establish angelic orders of
intelligences, which were reflected in the structure of the earthly church
and presupposed to form a continuum between God and the believer. These are
typically equivalent to the Kabbalistic conception of the 72 sacred names
divided in three groups of 24 names conveyed by Jewish mystical literature
contemporaneous to the Christian era, such as the Sepher Raziel, Yetzirah,
Bahir and Zohar. Being classed into three Hierarchies, appointing them their
respective offices in the performance of the word and will of God: First
Order (Those closest to God); Second Order (Composed of the priest-princes
of the court of heaven) and the Third Order (Constituted by the ministering
angels). Pope Innocent III in his 1198 CE mystical treatise on Empire and
Papacy, seemingly draws upon these mythological allegories when he
accordingly defines the Papal authority, as:

"The creator of the universe set up two great luminaries in the firmament of
heaven; the greater light to rule the day, the lesser light to rule the
night. In the same way for the firmament of the universal Church, which is
spoken of as heaven, he appointed two great dignities; the greater to bear
rule over souls (these being, as it were, days), the lesser to bear rule
over bodies (those being, as it were, nights). These dignities are the
pontifical authority and the royal power. Furthermore, the moon derives her
light from the sun, and is in truth inferior to the sun in both size and
quality, in position as well as effect. In the same way the royal power
derives its dignity from the pontifical authority: and the more closely it
cleaves to the sphere of that authority the less is the light with which it
is adorned; the further it is removed, the more it increases in splendor."
(#20)

THE CHURCH'S TRIPLE STANDARD AS TREASON AGAINST AUTONOMY
28) Pope Innocent III (1198 CE) suggestion, that the papal authority is
derived from the Sun and the Moon, is at divergence to Philo of Alexandria's
(20 BCE-50 CE) comment that even they are sub-ordinate to some other power:
'the sun and the moon, and the entire heaven and the whole world labor,
inasmuch as they are not endowed with independent power' [Philo of
Alexandria 20BCE-50CE, On Cherubim, #7, #88] being further related to a
heuristic attributed to a chronological based hermeneutic as a priori to the
natural, regulative and metempirical principles underlying the language
taxonomy as teleological argument: "For though by this time you ought to be
teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first-ARCHE
principles-STOICHEION {ie. the elements such as the letters of the alphabet
(#21), as the rudiments, primary and fundamental principles of any art,
science, or discipline may be considered as a paradigm, the pattern or
example, a set of concepts etc., that are shared by a community of scholars
or scientists: Telos = Arch + c\ufffd} of the oracles-LOGION {ie. the 10
Commandments [Romans 3:1-2]} of God-THEOS" [Hebrews 5:12-14]

29) Such a metaphysical hypothesis, relating to both the origins of language
and number as its principle purpose being an encyclical architecture for
establishing regimes of governance, is further sustained by several
immutable historical facts, namely:

a) A comment made by Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Victoria recalling
the atmosphere of German nationalism, militarism and hatred of foreigners
describes the Kaiser's chancellor, Otto von Bismarck's autocratic ways, in a
letter to her mother, Queen Victoria in 1875, wherein she said: 'His views
of the press are medieval. In general he is a medieval person for whom the
true theories of freedom and modern government are like Hebrew.' (#22)

b) In many instances within Australia's history, the organizational prowess
of Freemasonry provided the impetus and foundational architecture for the
origin of Trade Unions and working peoples organizations. This function may
be readily observed in the mathematical matrix interpretation given to the
Hebrew letters and symbolism conveyed by the 100 year Memorial Capstone of
the Royal Arch Freemasons Australia dated 30 May, 1999, situated at the
Hotel Sofitel, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne. These Hebrew letters are
associated to the 'Universe of Discourse' as 9(9\ufffd+1)/2 (#369 vMeme/Moment
matrix) - 3(3\ufffd+1)/2 (#15) = 354 day, typical lunar cycle being a perennial
and organizational philosophy uniting reason, faith and the mechanism for
[#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/ Administration of Government /#73,
#9], as follows:

1) Mem = [#46, #71, #28, #48 - Forgetting/ Forgetting Knowledge]
2) Aleph = ie. #369 as [#53, #70, #69, #59 - A Sensible Guide/ Hold Fast To
Reason]
3) Shin = [#6, #69, #20, #70 - Difficulty in Knowing How/ Difficult to
Understand]
4) Kaf = [#1, #5, #61, #81 - Making the Essence Clear/ Propounding the
Essential]
5) Aleph = [#8, #4, #12, #2 - Contrast of Terms/ Self-Culture]
6) He = [#69, #3, #53, #13 - Status/ Loathing Shame]
7) Heth = [#64, #1, #4, #24 - Important Distinctions/ Trouble from
Indulgence]
8) Shin = [#71, #80, #45, #35 - Great Guiding Signs?/ The Virtue of
Benevolence]

At a time when Australian mateship is being denigrated and generational
dysfunction is widespread, there is little awareness of what used to tie
communities together, what 'solidarity' can mean or how the 'labour movement
' built it self in the first place. (#23)

30) Furthermore, the metaphor that the sun and the moon are sub-ordinate to
a natural, regulative and metempirical power as transcendent principle in
consequence of Providence, is that which Philo of Alexandria 20BCE-50CE as
Jewish political and theological propagandist, was "unable to trace out
accurately [concerning] the respective natures and powers of each, therefore
[except to say that eclipses are a natural consequence of the rules which
regulate the divine natures of the sun and moon, and is otherwise] reduced
to silence about them. (#24)" But nevertheless remains analogous with the
Philosopher Plato's insight that consciousness of God rests in reason, the
supreme function of man's spiritual life. With which he contributed to the
religious philosophy of antiquity one of its most fruitful concepts:
"...that reason, in virtue of its knowledge of virtue, also controls moral
action, is made clear in the metaphor of the helmsman. As in the microcosm,
man, so in the universe there rules as king of heaven and earth (alethinos
kai theios nous). In intercourse and marriage with pure being (to auti
autos) man brings forth nous (mind) and aletheia (truth) [1 John 5:20]."
[KITTEL 1995 IV:954]

31) It is not therefore possible for members of Christian communities of
faith to engage in the subject of homogeneity, as it has been
meta-morphisosed by religious fundamentalism in the latter part of the 20th
century, without giving any historical regard for the view that the theory
of eugenics {ie. bringing about improvement in the type of offspring
produced; having good inherited characteristics} and racialism which was
foundational to German socialism known as the Nazi Party, together with its
theological perspectives of anti-Semitism and homosexuality, obtained its
predominant impetus from Catholic theology.

32) It is imperative therefore that any Christian or other religious
denomination, fraternity, association or political lobbying group making
submissions to this Committee, be required by law to substantiate their
usage of the term 'Christian' as embodiment of their claim to such religious
belief-If they do not have a teleological statement as chronological 'a
priori' which they can make in support of such an otherwise insubstantial
claim to religious belief, it ought to be construed that they are simply
promulgating quasi-scientific, psychological and spiritual dogmas as the
institutional practice of treason against the autonomous rights of others:

"And above all things have fervent love for one another, for 'love will
cover a multitude of sins.' Be hospitable-PHILOXENOS to one another without
grudging. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as
good stewards-OIKONOMOS {a house distributor (that is, manager), or
overseer, that is, an employee in that capacity; by extension a fiscal agent
(treasurer); figuratively a preacher (of the Gospel); chamberlain, governor,
steward} of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak-LALEO
as the oracles-LOGION of God-THEOS." [1 Peter 4:8-11]

33) The primary question therefore arises, that in adopting an apophatic or
cataphatic theological conception of God as religious belief known by the
term Way-HODOS: "Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me,
But this I confess to you, that according to the Way {Gk. HODOS / Heb. DEREK
(of peace-SHALOM) [Romans 3:17]} which they call a sect [Acts 28:22], so I
worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the
Law and the Prophets. I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept,
that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the
unjust." [Acts 24:13-15]

34) Whereupon it draws its hermetic impetus from symbolic associations of
Number-HETEROS {ie. As an indefinite number, denotes the new member of a
series distinct from those which preceded and either carrying the series
forward}, in that it historically assigned to odd numbers a male attribution
and to even numbers a female attribution-giving them co-jointly a spermatic
quality. Whether such profession, being 'one not of the same nature, form,
class, kind, different' has a consequence upon our understanding- KATHORAOA
{to behold fully, that is, (figuratively) distinctly apprehend; clearly see}
of the eternal-AIDIOS power-DUNAMIS {Male Personification of Miraculous
Power} as Godhead-THEIOTES {Divinity as the Sefirot of the Kabbalah}
[Romans 1:19-23] and might be more appropriately characterized as specious.

35) Whilst many such religionists as hymenealists whose quasi-religious and
quasi-philosophical opinion evolved from magic theology, would advocate
marriage as the societal model and vehicle for human, religious and
Constitutional rights (ie. the freedom to have no belief) which is inclusive
of an atheist, the secondary consideration is whether such practice as
belief in God, also has an impact upon our understanding of the very
autonomous nature and extent of the equivalent-HOMOIOS {as being related to
Numbers as the square 9\ufffd = 81 or the product of two equal factors; Plato's
'ADELPHOIS NOMOIS'} and their reciprocal powers-EXOUSIAZO as unequivocally
equitable human, religious and Constitutional right, that is granted the
individual over their own-IDIOS body-SOMA:

"Nevertheless-DE, to avoid-DIA fornication-PORNEIA {ie. The betrayal of the
autonomous {autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} nature by
hymeneal occult and idolatrous practice as claimed piety}, let
every-HEKASTOS {ie. male, female, one} man have-ECHO his own-HEAUTOU
wife-GUNE, and let every-HEKASTOS woman have-ECHO her own-IDIOS
husband-ANER. Let the husband-ANER render-APODIDOMAI unto the wife-GUNE
due-OPHEILO benevolence-EUNOIA: and likewise-HOMOIOS the-KAI wife-GUNE unto
the husband-ANER. The wife-GUNE hath not power-EXOUSIAZO of her own-IDIOS
body-SOMA, but the husband-ANER: and likewise-HOMOIOS also-KAI the
husband-ANER hath not power-EXOUSIAZO of his own-IDIOS body-SOMA, but the
wife-GUNE." [1 Corinthians 7:2-4]

36) All too frequently popular appeal is made to the literal Bible claim:
"Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male
and female, '[Therefore shall a man leave] his father and mother, and cleave
to his wife, and become one flesh. And he has given you dominion over her.
[...] He has separated her from her mother, and towards you is her heart.
And she shall be for you, to (be) one flesh. Your daughter he will separate
for another (man), and your sons for the daughters of your neighbor, and
you, to (be) together with the wife of your bosom, for she is the flesh of
your nakedness. And who(ever) wants to have dominion over her, apart from
you, has displaced the boundary of his life.' What therefore God hath joined
together, let not man put asunder." [Matthew 19:4-6; 4Q418 - 4QInstruction
Fragment 10:5-8 Dead Sea Scrolls BRILL 1998:867]

37) The distinction here is not between heterosexuality v's homosexuality
{ie. let brotherly-philadelphia love-philadelphia continue-meno
[1Thessalonians 4:3-9; Hebrews 13:1]} but the integrity of being as the
fidelity of Hebrew/Greek Christianity to the Gospel and to which the
forefathers gave witness [Psalm 78:1-8], to that of the infidelity of
idolatrous pagan practices of the time. Within Hebraic religious culture,
the biblical view that such union, is established by an act of Nature
between a 'man and his wife', stands in contrast to a 3rd party
ecclesiastical collusion facilitated by theurgical ritual as the difference
between it's autonomous practice as the course of life as opposed to ritual
and mimicry as mockery:

"That no man go-huperbaino beyond-huperbaino {transcend} and
defraud-pleonekteo {to be covetous, that is, (by implication) to over reach}
his brother-adelphos in any matter-pragma . For God did not called us to
uncleanness-akatharsia {ie. abstinance of idolatry-porneia (incest and
adultery) as ecclesiastical practice of piety; cf: katharmoi is the
purification rites such as marriage pertaining to the Lower Mysteries and
teletai as the perfection of labors pertaining to the Greater Mysteries of
Bacchus, whereby the Initiate (thiaseuesthai) is brought into the religious




fraternity or organisation (thiasos)}, but in holiness. Therefore he who
rejects-atheteo {to set aside, that is, (by implication) to disesteem,
neutralize or violate; cast off, despise, disannul, frustrate, bring to
nought, reject} this, does not reject man, but God, who also gives us his
holy Spirit. But concerning brotherly-philadelphia love-philadelphia you
have no need-chreia {employment, that is, an affair; also (by implication)
occasion, demand, requirement or destitution; business, lack, necessarity,
needful, use, want; cf: Apostolic succession [Acts 6:1-7]} that I should
write to you, for you yourselves-autos taught-theodidaktos of
God-theodidaktos to love-agapao one-allelon another-allelon . that you also
aspire-philotimeomai {eagerly pursue honor} to lead a quiet life-hesuchazo
{refrain from labor, meddlesomeness or speech} , to mind-prasso {perform
repeatedly or habitually} your-idios own-idios business-idios, and to work
with your own hands-cheir {the hand (literally or figuratively power;
especially [by Hebraism] as a means or instrument}." [1Thessalonians 4:3-11]

Even so, the ritual practice known as marriage, commemorates and emulates
the receiving of the Everlasting Covenant known as Decalogue and it is
related to the virtue and integrity of one's word in continuing respect to
one's parents that are articulated by the laws concerning vows {ie. to swear
an oath is to seven oneself}: "These are the statutes, which the LORD
commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his
daughter (and son), being yet in her (or his) youth in her (or his) father's
house." [Numbers 30:16]

38) However, it ought to be remembered that the greatness of the ancients is
directly traceable to their religious-philosophical institutions called the
Mysteries. The Greek Mysteries were the foundation of the State and
protectors of communal security. (#25) This systematic structure of
governance exists within the composition of the Commonwealth of Australia,
where there is on the one hand, a separation of powers between:

a) The Parliament;
b) The Government Executive;
c) The Judicatory;
d) The Church and States.

However, the 369 day chronological and mathematical Kabbalistic matrix
provides not only a mechanism for [#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/
Administration of Government/ #73, #9] in which each of the states may
participate:

a) Queensland;
b) New South Wales;
c) Victoria;
d) Tasmania;
e) Northern Territory;
f) South Australia;
g) Western Australia.

But is also the foundation for a perennial solar/lunar [ie. 9(9\ufffd+1)/2
(#369) - 3(3\ufffd+1)/2 (#15) = 354 lunar cycle] philosophy uniting reason and
faith.

39) The argument here, if we may borrow the metaphor of Number-HETEROS, is
that they are traditionally regarded as not 'one of the same nature, form,
class, kind, being different'. This is derived from the view of gender,
which assigned to odd numbers a male attribution, and to even numbers a
female attribution-giving them co-jointly a spermatic quality, which is
indistinguishable from priapism. And thereby considered them 'as an
indefinite number, denoting the new member of a series distinct from those
which preceded and either carrying the series forward':

"It is Aphrodite who deceived me and brought me out of my village. My only
daughter I left behind my good understanding, and handsome husband. For
when the soul leaves her perfect husband because of the treachery of
Aphrodite, who exists here in the act of begetting, then she will suffer
harm. But if she sighs and repents, she will be restored to her house.
Certainly Israel wouldn't in the first place have been visited to be brought
out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, if it had not sighed
to God and wept for the oppression of its labours. [Psalms 6:5-9]" [Exegesis
on the Soul, Nag Hammadi Library p 198]

40) On the converse, within Jewish thought they are considered to be 1/2 of
each other as 'soul-mates' to whom equal right is granted as 'one-flesh', in
declaration of God's sovereignty and oneness. Independent historical
references of 3rd century Hebrew-Greek Jewish-Christian Gnosticism, conveys
this same view of unity of soul, namely: "For since that marriage {

ie. The one from heaven the father sent her as her man, who is her brother,
the firstborn. Then the bridegroom came down to the bride. She gave up her
former prostitutions of the adulterers, and she was renewed to be his bride:
'Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is
with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from
them, and then shall they fast' [Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19; Luke 5:34; John
3:29]

} is not like carnal marriage, those who have intercourse with one another
will be satisfied with that intercourse. And as if it were a burden they
leave behind them the annoyance of physical desire and they turn their faces
from each other. But this marriage [is also like carnal marriage in that]
once they unite with one another, they become a single life. Wherefore the
prophet [Moses] concerning the first man and the first woman said, 'They
will become one flesh.' [Genesis 2:23-24] For they were originally joined to
one another when they were with the father before the woman led astray the
man, who is her brother {ie. Gk philadelphia as brotherly love or soul
mate}. This marriage has brought them back together again and the soul has
been joined to her true love, her real master, as it is written [cf: Genesis
3:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Ephesians 5:3]" [Exegesis on the Soul, Nag Hammadi
Library p 194-195]

41) Therefore, the Hebrew Torah Scholar, Greek Philosopher and Christian
Apostle's regard of marriage reflects this 'co-joining as soul mate' by oath
(the problem being, people do not abide by their word) as the means for
preserving those from religious persecution of the time. And according to
Jewish belief, the soul of the Messiah is conveyed as likewise having a
co-brother called Sandolfon as the left side cherubim, who although being
male, is given an inclusive female attribute: "He that hath the bride is the
bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him,
rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is
fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease." [John 3:29-30]

42) The Greek word HOMOIOS meaning 'similar or like' which is often used in
parabolic mystery formulas as being descriptive of the nature (viz. "The
Lord-kurios/YAHWEH our God-theos/'elohiym is One-heis/'echad
Lord-kurios/YAHWEH" [Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4]) of the kingdom of heaven
[Matthew 13:24-52], implies that the same equitable power-EXOUSIAZO as
autonomy over his/her own-IDIOS body-SOMA is granted to the individual as
being unequivocally equal rights pursued as the Way with virtue and
integrity. That is, the term HOMOIOS means:

i) Of the same kind; like or resembling;
(1) those who have the same position and rights;
ii) Of like disposition; the same;
(1) men of the same mind or party; of the same rank or station
(2) expression of closeness of agreement
(3) one and the same
(4) the same as usual
(5) all one to us
(6) homois antapodidonai give 'tit for tat'
(7) on equal terms, in fair fight
iii) In relation to possessions, 'belonging equally in common'
(1) accruing equally to all, general
(2) approaching all equally
iv) In geometry, 'similar' of figures
(1) of triangles in the sense of equal
(2) of numbers being the square of a number as the product of two equal
factors eg: 9\ufffd = 81
v) Emphasizing the agreement by which one thing is similar or equal to
another
vi) Hebrew equivalent is Mem (#40) + Yod (#10) + Final Nun (#50 / #500) =
#100 / #550 {species as one of the same nature, form, class, kind, same;
stalk of corn; him, her, it; sexual intercourse, salaciousness; feast of
dedication of a temple / Arrow; By; Aphrodite Cythereia as the Greek Goddess
associated with the planet Venus, of eternal beauty and erotic desire who
according to legend, when taken to Olympus and presented to Zeus and the
other gods. Everyone admired her and was dazzled by her beauty. She had many
sexual relationships including Zeus (Jupiter), Ares (Mars), Poseidon, her
brothers Hermes and Dionysus and mortals such as Anchises a prince of
Dardania (near Troy), as many of those who wanted her as their own wife.

According to mythical accounts given of Greek legend, Priapus was conceived
from an illicit rape and solicitations by Zeus (or Dionysus) of Aphrodite;
but Hera as Zeus' wife in a jealous rage performed an incantation on the
still pregnant Aphrodite, rendering the infant deformed by enlarged
genitalia. Priapus was the god who presided over the fertility of vegetable
crops. He was also worshipped as the protector of sheep, goats, bees, the
vine, and of all garden produce. The god depicted here in a fresco from the
ancient Roman city of Pompeii (destroyed in 79 CE -
<http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/telos/images/priapism.jpg>) is of a
dwarfish man with oversized red genitals and wearing a Phygian cap. His
statue was set-up in vegetable plots to promote garden fertility but doubled
as a 'scarecrow' to keep away birds}

Or Kaf (#20) + Mem (#40) + Vav (#6) = #66 {like = HOMOIOS; damage, loss;
babbler as spermologist [Acts 17:16-21] or seed-picker as crow [Matthew
13:3-30; Mark 4:3-29; Luke 8:5-18]; total books in the bible}
(1) [#66, #15, #76, #25 - What's behind it all?/ Imaging the Mysterious/
#72, #10]
(2) [#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/ Administration of Government/
#73, #9]
(3) [#26, #10, #66, #5 - Natural Guidance/ The Function of Emptiness/ #54,
#28]
(4) [#22, #74, #56, #66 - Strategic Reversal/ Putting Oneself Behind/ #36,
#46]
(5) [#48, #55, #19, #49 - Sage's Constancy/ Trust in Virtue/ #66, #16]
(6) [#34, #65, #63, #33 - Achievable Goals/ The Virtue of Discrimation/ #16,
#66]

43) Among the Spartans and in other aristocratic and oligarchical {ie. where
power is vested in the few} societies, the term 'hoi homoioi' describes
individuals of the same rank or station. It is over the inscription upon the
altar to the 'agnostos theos' (Unknown God) to which the Apostle Paul
directs his defence against ridicule. Even though history fails to record
the decisive term 'Xenos' as 'stranger or an anonymous hero-saviour'
associated as the character central to the drama of the event on Mars Hill,
the Athenians serious intent is established by Jerome's (c. 347-420 CE) note
on the inscription: 'Diis Asiae et Europae et Africae diis ignotis et
peregrinis {ie. Of divine matters Asia, Europe and Africa are destitute,
being ignorant as foreigners or barbarians of the substance of things}'. But
above all it is God's answer to a serious question, like the no less
specifically oriented address by the Apostle Peter in [Acts 2:12-39]. The
Athenians, of course, ask in the sense of a religio eventualis {ie. true
religion is the result of action}, whereas Paul proclaims, not the one
unknown and true god of the philosophy of religion with all their illicit
sexual affairs and procreations embellished by mythology, but the very
different God, whom for the world is in fact a strange God in the ultimate
sense. [KITTEL 1995, V:8] "Let brotherly-philadelphia love-philadelphia
continue-meno. Do not forget-epilanthanomai to entertain-philonexia
strangers-philonexia, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained
angels. Remember the prisoners as if chained with them, and those who are
mistreated, since we ourselves are in the body also. Marriage is honorable
among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will
judge." [Hebrews 13:1-4]

44) The Apostle Paul therefore uses the term relating to knowing the
'UNKNOWN GOD' within the context of the classical Greek poets: ".For we are
also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought
not to think that the Godhead-THEIOS is like-HOMOIOS unto gold, or silver,
or stone, graven by art and man's device." [Acts 17:28-29] As the basis for
his observation on the cultic view of deity given to idolatry [Acts 17:16;
Acts 19:25-28], the Godhead cannot be represented by a likeness of any
object including male and female, since it is not like gold or silver or
stone or a statue graven by the device of man. [TDNT 1998 V:187-188]

45) Whilst the Godhead cannot be set forth with the help of earthly or human
means, it exists within-ENTOS each, [Luke 17:21] as we are his offspring:
"...because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for since the
creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even his eternal-AIDIOS
power-DUNAMIS {Male Personification of Miraculous Power} and
Godhead-THEIOTES {Divinity as the Sefirot (Number) of the Kabbalah}, so that
they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not
glorify him as God, nor were they thankful, but became futile in their
thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise,
they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an
image like corruptible man-'The likeness of male and female' [Deuteronomy
4:16]" [Romans 1:19-23]

46) This view is further sustained by a 3rd century CE Nag Hammadi tractate
titled 'The Exegesis on the Soul', as one of the few literary examples to
survive systematic ecclesiastical attempts at censorship and genocide. (#26)
It accords us with a rare exegetical perspective on the notion of
'fornication-PORNEIA', saying: "But as to this prostitution the Apostles of
the Savior commanded [cf. Acts 15:20, 29; 21:25, 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1
Corinthians 6:18; 2 Corinthians 7:1], 'Guard yourselves against it, purify
yourselves from it', speaking not just of the prostitution of the body but
especially of that of the soul. For this reason the apostles write to the
churches of God, that such prostitution might not occur among us. Yet the
greatest struggle has to do with the prostitution of the soul. From it
arises the prostitution of the body as well. Therefore Paul, writing to the
Corinthians [1 Corinthians 5:9-10], said, I wrote you in the letter, 'Do not
associate with prostitutes,' not at all meaning the prostitutes of this
world or the greedy or the thieves or the idolaters, since then you would
have to go out from the world. Here it is speaking spiritually-'For our
struggle is not against flesh and blood-as he said in [Ephesians 6:12]-but
against the world rulers of this darkness and the spirits of wickedness.'"
[The Nag Hammadi Library, \ufffd 1988 E. J. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, The
Exegesis of the Soul, 130:19-131:12]

47) The Hebrew Torah Scholar, Greek Philosopher and Christian Apostle Paul
has in mind, that the death of Christ on the Cross brings about a
spoiling-apekduomai of the pagan Priesthoods aligned with Roman State
Religion as 'rulers-kosmokrater of the obscurity-skotos of this age-aion'
engaging in 'spiritual-pneumatikos wickedness-porneia' when he speaks of
'principalities-arche and powers-exousia, he made-deigmatizo a
show-deigmatizo of them openly-en-parrhesia, triumphing-thriambeuo'
[Colossians 2:15]. And is further emphasized by his elsewhere raising a
particular concern over the great sin of the bible. He is here using
language 'principalities-arche' and 'powers-exousia' normally associated
with a particular nomenclature as Kabbalistic celestial hierarchy of
governance by which it occurs-The advocacy of equitable governance {HOMOIOS}
as conveyed by the definition given by the Greek word HODOS or the Hebrew
word Derek (German for Ruler) as a systematic approach to governance and
autonomous {autos / ones true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} rights being
representative of Hebrew/Greek Jewish-Christian belief, which stands in
contrast to the denial of it as claimed religious belief which is
indistinguishable from present day fascist ideology (which we must as matter
of social conscience, strenuously object to) as nothing more than a
linguistic conception of hermetic mysticism as number {HETEROS as an
indefinite number, denoting the new member of a series distinct from those
which preceded and either carrying the series forward} derived philosophy or
theology of the magians--an aberration of reality:

"Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths
reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that
the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying 'This
Jesus who I preach to you is the Christ.' .

But the Jews who were not persuaded becoming envious . dragged Jason {he
that cures} and some brethren to the rulers-politarches of the city, crying
out, 'These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. Jason
has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of the
Caesar, saying there is another-HETEROS king-Jesus.'" [Acts 17:2-7]

48) The New Testament issue may also be viewed more properly as being the
product and consequence of increased Hellenisation and subsequent
religious/political sub-ordination to Roman and pagan domination by virtue
of the hymeneal collusion {ie. the leaven} initially between Jewish nobility
and the Idumean King Herod the Great, who being ancestrally Palestinian, had
no participation within the Torah covenant of Mt Sinai, and the Sadducees
{White Washers and Men of Mockery} and Pharisees {Flattery Seekers} who gave
credence to a lie-Where on matters of Godhead conveyed by the Way-HODOS as
claim to religious belief and governance {ie. HOMOIOS}, it was attributed to
the Roman Emperors as a status of Divinity within the Greek / Roman state as
religious / political entity as their adoption of Baal-Poer or Priapism as
subjugation by Roman governance. [Deuteronomy 13:6-11]

49) The usage of the Greek term 'arsenokoite' {ie. men who act against
principles of covenant compared to 'arsenogenes' as men who act against
principles or mores of race} and therefore by imputation, the term 'malakos'
{ie. as pretension to the kingdom of heaven in the greatest degree} are
assigned to the prophecy concerning the Angel Metatron as soul of the
Messiah, as the Lord of Sabaoth, Lord of Hosts, Forces & Authority over
Chaos, Memra, Word, Shekinah, Holy Spirit, by Acts of Divine Providence
within Jewish Kabbalistic thought or Pistis-Sophia within Jewish-Greek
Gnosticism. Being further assigned to the Angel Michael as a name derived
by Themurah (#27) from the term Angel given in [Exodus 23:21; 23] as:

Mem (#40) + Lamed (#30) + Aleph (#1) + Final Kaf (#500) = #571 % 81 [#4]

[#4, #29, #2, #72 - Self-Love/ Holding Oneself Dear]
[#8, #4, #12, #2 - Contrast of Terms/ Self-Culture]
[#64, #1, #4, #24 - Important Distinctions/ Trouble from Indulgence]
[#72, #63, #75, #4 - Using Guidance/ Sourceless such as Gematria]
[#74, #13, #70, #80 - Primitivist Independence/ Remaining in Isolation/ #4,
#78]
[#8, #4, #12, #2 - Contrast of Terms/ Self-Culture/ #78, #4]

50) And this appears to be consequently interconnected to the theological
notion of the Angel Metatron to which the anagrammation of [Exodus 14:19-21]
is also associated: "Of the palace of Metatron, the name comes from the
Nepheshoth, the most righteous of the universe. Of the profound secret,
Metatron is all the actions and power of Shaddai, of all the one power."
[Raziel p 196] Within Jewish mysticism, the Arch-Angel Metatron is the
demiurge who was important only because his name is mathematically
equivalent of Shaddai, one of God's name and is regarded as companion to the
Angel Sandolfon {co-brother} who, being 'taller than his comrades by a
distance of 500 years' has a significance as the left-handed cherubim of the
ark of the covenant, in having an intimate attendance upon God himself.

51) Curiously the Angel / Daemon known as Mitzrael (Mizreal) 40, 90, 200 =
#330 which is derived from the anagrammation of the Torah text of [Exodus
14:19-21], has historically been understood by this ancient literature, 'The
Book of Raziel' as relating to the image {Heb: KO INR) of (Heb: ADNI} with
the three signs of the name. Speak (Heb. YHWH ADNI) is the name of the host.
According to Biblical records, this was assigned to Jesus {He is saved/A
savior; a deliverer} of Nazareth {one chosen or set apart; separated;
crowned; sanctified}, by isopsephy as a Kabbalistic notion this value
equates with the word Ison(omia) meaning 'equilibrium, equal distribution,
balance, equality of political rights'. And within the Aten based Egyptian
occult practice which pervaded the early 20th Century as HRUMACHIS - 'The
Holy Spirit of Truth and Justice':

"I receive not honor from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of
God in you. I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another
shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which
receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God
only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that
accuses you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye
would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his
writings, how shall ye believe my words?" [John 5:41-47]

52) As the initials above the Cross deploying a further Kabbalistic
technique known as notarikon, {ie. As the abbreviated composition of a word
from the beginning or end of several words} records his alleged crime as the
infringement of religious and political sensitivities being: INR = IESVS
NAZARENVS REX IVDAEORVM. {Jesus Nazareth King of the Jews} [Matthew 27:37;
Mark 15:26; John 19:19; Luke 23:38]

53) It is said that the Torah text [Exodus 23:20-22] specifically refers to
the Arch-Angel Metatron: "Behold, I send an angel of mercy before you to
guard you in the land, to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
Pay attention before him and listen to (his) voice, and do not rebel against
his words, for my holy name in invoked upon him, for he will not forgive or
pardon your sins, for my holy name is invoked upon him. But if you listen
to the voice of my Memra and do all that it says, I will hate whoever hates

you, and I will oppress whoever oppresses you." [\ufffd 1994 The Order of Saint
Benedict Aramaic Targum of Neofiti 1: Exodus 23:20-22]

54) Whilst the designation was also applied to John {Grace or mercy of the
Lord} the Baptist as the Dead Sea Scroll's Teacher of Righteousness, it is
thought to apply to the son of man in the Last Days [Matthew 25:31-46]:

"And his father Zacharias {memory of the Lord} was filled with the Holy
Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he
hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of
salvation for us in the house of his servant David {well beloved; dear}; As
he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world
began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all
that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember
his holy covenant; The oath which he swore to our father Abraham {father of
a multitude}, that he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of
the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and
righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shall
be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shall go before the face of
the Lord to prepare his ways-HODOS; To give knowledge of salvation unto his
people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God;
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them
that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the
way-HODOS of peace-EIRENE. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel." [Luke
1:67-80]

55) And it is upon this central theological notion, as claimed Christian
belief which is inevitably barren of soul, having no justification and
simply engaging in pretension as presumption of piety, that the term
'MALAKOS' is referenced, but elsewhere in [1 Corinthians 6:9], erroneously
translated as Homosexual rather than the present day ecclesiastical
authorities as then being the Sadducees {White Washers and Men of Mockery}
and Pharisees {Flattery Seekers} aligned with King Herod the Great (37-4 (1)
BCE) to King Agrippa II (c. 27-(50-93 CE) as sub-ordination to the Roman
Caesars from Augustus (44 BCE-14 CE), Tiberius (15 CE) to Vitellius (69 CE)
as Roman State Religion:

"What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed-kalamos
shaken-saleuo by the wind-anemos? But what did you go out to see? A man
clothed in soft-MALAKOS {

'No one-and I mean no one-denied most of the major aspects of Judaism for
many centuries after the Sinaitic event. The first record we have of formal
schisms within Judaism is close to the period of the Mishna (such as the
Sadducees), roughly 1000 years later! (See our class on 1:3
<http://www.torah.org/learning/pirkei-avos/chapter1-3.html>) Even then, the
doubters denied only the Oral Law-the explanation and elaboration of the
Scripture as handed down orally by Moses. For no one at that time could have
ever gotten away with the claim that the Written Torah was not authentic.
Such a claim would have been regarded as patently absurd; it would have been
laughed off the stage of history. We all knew there was a Torah.' [Courtesy:
\ufffd 2004 Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld Pirkei Avos on Does God Exist? Chapter 3 Mishna
10 (a), Project Genesis <http://www.torah.org>]

} garments-himation? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in
luxury-truphe are in the kings' courts. But what did you go out to see? A
prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. This is he of whom it
is written: 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare
your way before you.' [Exodus 23:20-22] For I say to you, among those born
of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is
least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." [Luke 7:24-28]

56) It is therefore representative as the Christian Gospel and the
'rulers-kosmokrater of the obscurity-skotos of this age-aion' who engage in
'spiritual-pneumatikos wickedness-porneia', [Ephesians 6:12] in that they
commit spiritual adultery-being the elevation of carnal marriage and
procreation {ie. HETEROS} to being a spiritual verity and equitable to a
spiritual marriage as the individual's integrity of soul as autonomous
{autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} participation within the
Everlasting Covenant experience as claim to religious belief, thought and
conscience which is free from impugnity and coercion. Namely, that they
fraudulently lay claim to the Spirit of God thereby "compeling her to live
with them and render service to them upon their bed {ie. 'arsenokoite' as
men who act against principles of covenant as 'arsenogenes' equates with men
who act against principles or mores of race}, as if they were her masters."
[The Nag Hammadi Library, \ufffd 1988 E. J. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, The
Exegesis of the Soul]

57) The New Testament Era Roman Caesars Tiberius (14-37 CE), and Gaius
(Caligula) (37-41 CE), Claudius (41-54 CE), Nero (54-68 CE) as claimed pagan
divinities within the Roman State Religion engaged in homogeneity in
addition to gamogeneity. [Romans 1:18-32] History records that Roman
Emperor Aulus Vitellius (69 CE) son of Lucius born in 15 CE spent his
boyhood and early youth at Capreae, among the wantons of Roman Emperor
Tiberius (14-37 CE) in his retirement to the island resort, with his
Babylonian/Egyptian Astrologer. That it is the reason he got the reputation
in being branded for all time with the nickname Spintria (Heb. Qadesh as
Sodomite) and is suspected of having been the cause of his father's first
advancement at the expense of his own chastity.

58) He held a prominent place at court, enjoying the favor of 3 successive
Roman Emperors: winning the intimacy of Emperor Gaius (Caligula whereby
160,000 people lost their lives to celebrate his coming to power) 37-41 CE,
of Emperor Claudius (41-54 CE) and he was still dearer to Emperor Nero 54-68
CE. Being honored, not only with political positions but also with
distinguished priesthoods to Apollo and local planetary and agricultural
divinities such as Priapus.

59) Thus there is no reason to disbelieve, that when Caligula refers to
'Jews' as 'God Haters' during Philo of Alexandria's diplomatic embassy to
Rome in 38 CE to quell objections to actual, rather than intellectual pagan
incursions within the various Jewish Synagogues, that the Jewish
ecclesiastical authorities under Roman governance, had already delivered
many Hebrew/Greek Jewish-Christian candidates up to 'imprisonment and
execution' as some of the 160,000 sacrificed in the rejoicing in celebration
of Roman Emperor Caligula (37-41 CE) as his ascension to power and the Age
of Saturn, and who later claimed Divine Honors to himself as head (ie.
Godhead) of the Roman State Religion as religious / political entity:

"I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of
Nazareth. This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in
prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were
put to death, I cast my vote against them {ie. perhaps his conversion
occurred in circa 37 CE and not circa 36 CE}. And I punished them often in
every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly
enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities." [Acts
26:9-11]

60) The Apostle Paul is historically recorded as present at the stoning of
Stephen in circa 33 CE as the conclusion of the prophet Daniel's 70 weeks
cryptic Messianic prophecy [Daniel 9:24-27] {ie. 457 BCE + 70 weeks (490
years) = 33 CE ... [#3, #20, #52, #73 - Employing Deeming/ Daring to Act]
and as immediately engaging [#70, #17, #3, #3 - Prescriptions for Politics/
Keeping the People Quiet /#70, #12] as the persecution of those concerning
'The Way-HODOS' in circa 34 CE as Jewish-Christians who regarded the 'Law
and the Prophets':

"And I persecuted this way-HODOS unto the death, binding and delivering into
prisons both men and women. As also the high priest doth bear me witness,
and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the
brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto
Jerusalem, for to be punished." [Acts 22:4-5]

61) This simplicity as ethical or moral contrivance and relativism is
readily apparent in the historical realities concerning the Gentile Priapism
notion of 'Heteros', with it's relationship to gamogenesis {ie. marriage +
genesis as 'origin / creation' as procreation} as opposed to the
Hebrew/Greek view of 'Homoios' as autonomous {autos / one's true self, the
soul + nomos / Torah} rights. That there has been a departure from Jewish
dependencies [Romans 11:11-36] in adopting Gentile hymeneal values and
mythical religious mysticism [Revelation 18:23], becoming themselves an
aberration and anathema to God's Everlasting Covenant as is the example
conveyed by the Scriptures of a conspiratorial leaven perpetuated by Herod
the Great (38-4 (/1) BCE), various schismatic Jewish sects and concluding
with Agrippa II (50-93 CE):

a) Abraham's covenant of promise [Romans 11:28-32; Galatians 3:17-24] is
made with an individual who according to conjugal custom of the time, had
gamogeneous relationships simultaneously with his wife Sarah and her maid
Hagar;
b) The genealogy of Jesus of Nazareth includes Tamar as a Canaanite wife of
Judah's eldest son Er, who upon his being deceased is deprived of a promised
husband (the last of Judah's sons). She remedies this by impersonating a
prostitute (a seven day marriage custom) and entices her father-in-law Judah
to have sex with her. From that illicit union came two sons - Perez and
Zerah;
c) King Herod the Great (37-4 (1) BCE) is said to have had 5-10 wives. And
by such means, established alternate dynastic governance motivated by
factional, institutional and often corrupted self-interests as non-Torah
ideologies, which impugned the autonomous religious and political rights of
the Hebrews. He was survived by:

(1) Archelaus (Son) who, having been accused of cruelty by his subjects,
'not able to bear his barbarous and tyrannical usage of them' was banished
to Vienne, Gaul (France), 7 CE in the tenth year of his government [Matthew
2:22];
(2) Philip (Son) as tetrarch is mentioned in [Mark 6:17] as the first
husband of Herodias, however this appears to be subject to disputation as it
is claimed he married her daughter Salome and not his niece Herodias;
(3) Antipas (Son) who married the daughter of Aretas, King of Arabia, but
later lived with Herodias, his niece and the wife of his own half-brother
Philip. An adulterous union for which John the Baptist rebuked him, and was
then subject to vengeance as beheading. [Matthew 14:3-12; Mark 6:17-29] The
emperor banished him to Lyons, Gaul (France), 39 CE, and Herodias
accompanied him.
(4) Agrippa I (Grandson) being released from prison by Roman Emperor Gaius
(Caligula) 37-41 CE was granted rulership, and subsequently granted the
regions formerly governed by Antipas.
(5) Agrippa II (Great-Grandson) whom the Apostle praises for his knowledge
of the 'customs and questions that are among the Jews' [Acts 26:3]

d) In 41 CE Marcus Julius Alexander was the first of many marriages and
liaisons by Bernice as sister to King Agrippa II (c. 27-(50-93 CE) [Acts
25:13-23; Acts 26:30], and who became procurator of Judaea in 46-48 CE. He
is perhaps the Hymeneus & Alexander as his brother Tiberius Julius Alexander
mentioned in [1 Timothy 1:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:17-18] as being the sons to
Gaius Julius Alexander Lysimachus known as the Alabarch ('a controller of
customs'), and probably a member of the Jerusalem priestly hierarchy [Acts
4:6]. A brother to Philo of Alexander (c. 20BCE-50CE) who made an Embassy to
Emperor Gaius (Caligula) in 38 CE;

62) The Spanish Prelate Archbishop Ca\ufffdizares on 5 July 2004 has recently
cautioned lawmakers there, by saying: "At a time when the protection of the
family institution should have first place in the concern of governments of
rich countries, caught in the whirlwind of a demographic winter and the
growing criminality of young people born in destroyed and 'dressed up'
families, the proposal of a homosexual marriage, and the fact that political
leaders assume it, demonstrate a grave disorder in the mentality of the
prevailing culture."

63) These views have in the past been promulgated by Dutch Roman Catholic
Bishop Wim Eijk, head of the Groningen diocese, who in 1999 was under
investigation for anti-gay discrimination, a violation of Dutch law. While
teaching at the Rolduc seminary, Eijk reportedly told students that
homosexuals should be treated for 'neurotic development disorder' and that
they are incapable of a marriage-like commitment. According to reports,
Dutch laws that protect citizens from discrimination are considered to
overrule laws that guarantee freedom of religion and speech--and Eijk could
realistically face prosecution for anti-gay activities. [Ref: International
News, Issue #280 - 6 September 1999, \ufffd Rex Wockner]

64) "Pope John Paul II deplored efforts to give gay unions the same
recognition as marriages between men and women-lamenting the 'widespread
deterioration of the natural and religious sense of marriage'. The Vatican
frowns on giving gay couples benefits such as pensions or public housing or
allowing homosexuals to marry. A few small cities and towns in Italy have
recently taken such initiatives, to the embarrassment of local prelates. The
pope's long-standing position on homosexuality is that homosexuals should be
treated compassionately. But he rules out homosexual sex, as well as any sex
outside marriage." [Associated Press, 'Pope Frowns on Gay Marriages', Press
release of 21 January, 1999 reporting from Vatican City]

65) "Simplified radically, John Paul II's underlying philosophy is this:
without fixed moral principles, people can fall into a trap of treating each
other like objects of commerce or pleasure. Applied to American society, the
criticism defies easy categories of left and right. In defending 'human
dignity', the pope has spoken out equally strongly against abortion and
capital punishment-twin diseases of the 'culture of death.'" [Hanna Rosin,
Staff Writer, Washington Post, 23 January, 1999]

66) "Pope John Paul said Wednesday the Catholic Church would start a new
page of its history in 2000 by publicly seeking forgiveness for the errors,
injustices and human rights offenses it committed in the past. Speaking at
his weekly general audience, the Pope did not specifically list the Church's
past errors but previous Vatican documents have spoken of seeking
forgiveness for its treatment of Jews, the Inquisition and human rights
abuses. Catholics around the world are due to mark a day of 'Request for
Forgiveness' on March 8, 2000. It is one of the dozens of theme days the
Church has chosen for millennium celebrations, which begin on December 24
and end on January 6, 2001..." [Roman Catholic Church to Seek Forgiveness
for Past Failures, 2 September 1999, Fox News]

67) Recent media reports that the "US Catholic diocese of Portland has
announced that it would become the first in the country to file for
bankruptcy as it buckles under the weight of multi-million-dollar sexual
abuse lawsuits. The archbishop of the main city of the northwestern state
of Oregon, Reverend John Vlazny, took the step as two major cases against
the church stemming from alleged sexual abuse by its priests were set to go
to trial." [Courtesy: \ufffd July 07, 2004 The Australian, US Diocese Buckles]

68) Given the continued instances of ecclesiastical child sexual abuse and
the reality that the church has by every means in the past sought to deny
justice to the victims of such abuse in accord with its 1962 procedures for
dealing with sexual abuse in the church-specifically the crime of using the
privacy of the confessional for acts of sex abuse or to solicit sexual
favors, it is clear the 'grave disorder in the mentality of the prevailing
culture' is to be found amongst the church's hierarchy and they have an
urgent need for repentance and retraction of the treasonable and anti-gay
statements against an individual's autonomy, which are in error. (#28)

69) It appears such a perspective, being precipitated upon the philosophical
and theological distinction between 'HETEROS' and 'HOMOIOS', serves as the
foundation on which the issue of homosexuality verses heterosexuality is
consequentially and dogmatically established. This view is further sustained
by the observation that in nine years of participation within public
religious dialog on the Internet, the claim to 'hymeneal' values based
religious belief is promulgated as the only claim to a Christianized
lifestyle. Such an insubstantial basis, as the impetus for conveyance of
impugnity as silence or prejudiced statements of dubious merit as denial of
my human, religious (eg: UN ICCPR) and Constitutional rights is continual
and deliberate: "Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some
also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely,
supposing to add affliction to my bonds." [Philippians 1:15-20] There is
little to distinguish such dogmatism as Sunday Sabbatarianism from the
German 3rd Reich's attitude towards Jews, which also happens to be more or
less dogmatically established and for which as value expression of religious
liberty, Section 116 of the Australian Constitution of 1901 was enacted.

70) That such claim to being Christian has no merit in reality or law,
because it fails to give acknowledgement to the claim to a religious belief
which is consistent with the Natural, Regulative and Metempirical
Philosophical origin of language, it's relationship to the theory of number
and considerations as to whether a heuristic exists that is attributed to a
chronological based hermeneutic as 'a priori':

"Matrimony gives the graces necessary for those who are to rear children in
the love and fear of God, members of the Church militant, future citizens of
heaven. This is St. Thomas Aquinas's explanation of the fitness of the
number seven. He gives other explanations, offered by the Schoolmen, but
does not bind himself to any of them. In fact the only sufficient reason for
the existence of seven sacraments, and no more, is the will of Christ: there
are seven because He instituted seven. The explanations and adaptations of
theologians serve only to excite our admiration and gratitude, by showing
how wisely and beneficently God has provided for our spiritual needs in
these seven efficacious signs of grace." [Catholic Encyclopedia
'Sacraments', IV 3a]

71) And in this regard Australia's Cardinal George Pell as member of the
Religious / Political entity known as the Vatican State of Rome has not made
any apology for inciting Roman Catholics to commit treasonable acts as
human, religious and Constitutional rights abuse-His statements which are
consistent with those promulgated by the Roman Catholic hierarchy throughout
the world, constitute a treason against autonomy, which is no different to
fascist ideology.

72) I anticipate shortly filing a complaint of sanctioning religious
persecution as consideration of making a claim against the Equal Opportunity
& Human Rights Commission pursuant to Section 160(2)(c) of the Equal
Opportunity Act 1995, concerning their liabilities with respect to a failure
to lawfully and adequately deal with previous claims of human rights abuses
as instances of religious vilification brought before them. And with
respect to a claim presently under investigation by the Financial Industry
Complaints Service, specifically as a failure by the Commission pursuant to
Section 106 to 'assist a complainant in formulating his or her complaint'
and adequately investigate the complaint, having never met in person with
the complainant to discuss or clarify 'the subject matter of the complaint'.

73) Sufficient grounds exist to make a consideration as an application to
have the matter brought before the High Court of Australia which is the more
appropriate forum to the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal which
lacked the jurisdiction to deal adequately with the matter-resulting in
misdirection of proceedings, as Section 211(b) of the Equal Opportunity Act
of 1995 (Act No 42/1995) provides constraints on which matters can be
brought before the Supreme Court. In that it specifically prevents bringing
before such court of any action in relation to a complaint dismissed under
Section 108(1)(a) that the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
considers as 'frivolous, vexatious, misconceived or lacking in substance'.

FOOTNOTES:

#1 Ian Breward \ufffd 2001, A History of the Churches in Australia, Oxford
University Press, ISBN 0-19-826356-2, p 220

#2 Ian Breward \ufffd 2001, A History of the Churches in Australia, Oxford
University Press, ISBN 0-19-826356-2, p 220

#3 \ufffd 1997 Hans Schumacher, Annotations on the Issue of Myth

#4 D. Cameron Watt, Stevenson Professor of International History,
University of London, Introduction to Mein (My) Kampf (Struggle) by Adolf
Hitler, p xxxvi

#5 The Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, 22 April 2004 edition.

#6 \ufffd 1943 Adolph Hitler, (Mein) My (Kampf) Struggle, Houghton Mifflin &
Co, p 103

#7 \ufffd 1951 Paul Tillich, Systematic Theology - Reason & Revelation, Being
and God, University of Chicago, p 3

#8 Referenced by Neo-Platonist pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (c. 533
CE); Pope Gregory the Great (540-604 CE) in Homilies 34 (c. 600 CE); Thomas
Aquinas (1224-1275 CE); Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535 CE) in Philosophy of
Natural Magic.

Thomas Aquinas (1224-1275 CE) quoted the angelic hierarchy publicized by the
non-Christian and neo-Platonist Dionysius some 1,700 times, which simply
would not have happened if only the great Scholastic had known that the
author had written five centuries after the Hebrew Torah Scholar, Greek
Philosopher and Christian Apostle Paul had converted the as-it-were original
Dionysius the Areopagite. It was not unto 1457 CE, almost two centuries
after the death of Aquinas, that the scholar Lorenzo Valla exposed the
forgery, but by then the false Areopagite had shaped the Catholic hierarchy
of the angels with rare permanence." [\ufffd 1996 Harold Bloom, Omens of the
Millennium, p 58-59]

#9 \ufffd 1999 Alister E. McGrath, Science & Religion - An Introduction, p
12-13

#10 \ufffd 1939 Joshua Trachtenberg, Behrman's Jewish Book House, The Truth
Behind the Legend, Jewish Magic and Superstition, p 20 - 21

#11 \ufffd 2000 Steve Savedow, The Sepher Rezial: The Book of the Angel
Raziel, p 144

#12 Ibid, p 168

#13 This notion that Divine Providence is determined by the 'oth {signs}
chronological principle as being 6J or 294 years may be associated with the
Telos as the Topical year/day solar eclipse Monday 25 December, 2000 + 6
days = 122J3W1D: "For eclipses are a natural consequence of the rules which
regulate the divine natures of the sun and moon; and they are indications
either of the impending death of some king, or the destruction of some city
[or] to such events as the consequences of the omens {'oth-signs} which I
have now been mentioning. ... For as the sun and moon exist in consequence
of Providence, so also do all things in heaven, even though we are unable to
trace out accurately the respective natures and powers of each, therefore,
reduced to silence about them." [Philo of Alexandria 20BCE-50CE, On
Providence II: 50, 52]

#14 The English translation of 'Sepher Rezial Hemelach' being obtained
from a 1701 CE Hebrew edition, is thought authored by Eleazar of Worms
(1160-1238 CE). It used no vowels, which is distinct from linguistic
development and inclusion since the 5th-10th centuries. It is referenced by
the Sepher Yetzirah, being along with the Sepher Bahir, the principle
mystical texts to the colleagues and disciples to Rabbi Yochanan Zakkai (47
BCE to 73 CE) as the leader all Jewry at the time of the Jerusalem Temple
destruction in 70 CE.

#15 This trinity appears to be an adaptation of Egyptian creation
mythology of Khnum/Chnum (Heb. Chiun [33 CE in Acts 7:43; c. 760 BCE in Amos
5:25-27]), Ankhet/Anuket/Ankt and Satet/Satis, where the male principle
forms a triad with the consorts of fertility and pours forth the spiritual
waters.

#16 \ufffd 2000 Steve Savedow, The Sepher Rezial: The Book of the Angel
Raziel, p 144-146

#17 The Greek writings of the Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite had been
sent to the Gallican Church by Pope Paul in 757 CE, and remained for nearly
a century unread in the abbey of Saint Denis.

#18 "Again, since the principles of certain sciences--of logic, geometry,
and arithmetic, for instance--are derived exclusively from the formal
principles of things [Pythagoras' theory of Numbers], upon which their
essence depends, it follows that God cannot make the genus not to be
predictable of the species, nor lines drawn from the circle's center to its
circumference not to be equal, nor the three angles of a rectilinear
triangle not to be equal to two right angles." ['Omnipotence' - Summa Contra
Gentiles, St Thomas Aquinas (c. 13th century); cf Stump & Murray, Philosophy
of Religion, The Big Questions, p 8]

#19 \ufffd Kessinger Publishing Company, C.E. Rolt, Pseudo-Dionysius the
Areopagite on the Divine Names & the Mystical Theology, p 203

#20 Pope Innocent III on Empire and Papacy 'The Moon and the Sun' Sicut
universitatis conditor. Ep. i, 401, October 1198 P.L. ccxiv. 337. Mirbt, no.
326

#21 The letters of the alphabet, primary body, element, 'shadow', the
more important denotation of the term stoicheion was 'a member of a row'.
The earliest attested use of the term stoicheion is in Plato Theaet. 201e,
where it is obvious that Plato still feels the original connotation of
'letter of the alphabet'. Aristotle uses the term to refer to the basic
ingredient of a composite (Meta. 1014a), or perhaps primary unit indivisible
into kinds different from itself. That means that the term is basically a
'formal' term that takes on its specific meaning from the 'thing' of which
it is primary component. Thus in the early literature stoicheia specifically
means such things as letters or phonemes that make up syllables, notes on a
musical scale, the components of physical bodies, the elementary principles
or rules of politics, etc. It was frequently used by philosophers in the
phrase, ta stoicheia tou kosmou, to refer to those primary components from
which the world was made, namely, earth, water, air, and fire; but that was
only one of its many specific meanings. By the time of the atomists,
stoicheion compares the basic bodies of the physical world to the letters of
the alphabet which have no significance of their own, but by manipulating
their order (taxis) and position (thesis) one can construct them into
aggregates with different meanings (Aristotle, Meta. 985b; De gen. Et corr.
I, 315b). Thus stoicheion is a 'formal' word which means 'primary inherent
component,' and which takes on its specific meaning from the universe of
discourse from which it is taken. In that regard it is similar to the
English word 'element'. [Courtesy: Ian Dengler, [Basics of ] Stoicheion, a
predecessor term to ideometry and the philosophy of taxon, 25 May 2001]

#22 Hebrew taxonomy sequence obtained from the Memorial Capstone of Royal
Arch Freemasons Australia dated 30 May, 1999, Hotel Sofitel, 25 Collins
Street, Melbourne

#23 Bob James for the 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society
for the Study of Labour History, which was held 1-4 October 1999 in
Wollongong http://www.takver.com/history/secsoc01.htm

#24 If Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE-50 CE) is to be regarded as a
political and theological propagandist on behalf of Judaism of later
antiquity, or Josephus (37-100 CE) as an historical revisionist, the
expressions which characterize Old Testament usage of Derek /Hodos seems not
to find any empathy with them. [TDNT \ufffd 1967, 1995 edition V:65]

See Appendix 'A' for the lexicon definition of the Greek word 'Hodos' or the
Hebrew word 'Derek' (German for 'Ruler') as a systematic approach to
governance and claim to Christian belief

#25 \ufffd 1937 Manly Hall 'The Initiation of Plato', Freemasonry of the
Ancient Egyptians p132

#26 The scribal note to 'The Prayer of Thanksgiving' as a circa 2nd to
3rd century tractate found amongst the Nag Hammadi Library suggests the
matters conveyed by the cache of documents, as alternative theological
considerations may have been burdensome to the recipient to whom the scribe
was institutionally associated and hierarchically accountable: "I hesitate
to copy these for you because, perhaps they have (already) come to you, and
the matter may burden you. Since the discourses of that one, which have
come to me, are numerous." [\ufffd 1988 Brill, Leiden Netherlands, 'The Nag
Hammadi Library', p 329]

The 'Passion of Serge {net} & Bacchus' conveyed in Appendix 'B' is a
classic example of the literature from this period, which gives rise to the
consideration of 'Same Sex Unions' having a historical validity within
Hebrew/Greek Christian culture as opposed to that imposed by Roman State
Religion as Mithraicism being 'gross superstition' and 'worship and
sacrifices made to stones and wood, the devices of human beings, and the
consumption of obscene offerings' [cf. Acts 15:20, 29; 21:25, 1
Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Corinthians 6:18; 2 Corinthians 7:1]. The tractate
depicts 'Roman soldiers of high standing in the late 3rd to early 4th
century who enjoyed such close friendship with the emperor Maximian (286-308
CE) that they were able to have a friend Antiochus {speedy as a chariot}
appointed as a provincial governor of Augusto-Euphrates {increased,
augmented + that makes fruitful}. They were also Christians, united in
their love for each other in a way that recalls the description by the
reformed former Catholic theologian Tertullian (c. 150-240 CE) of a
Christian heterosexual married couple.' [\ufffd 1994 John Boswell, Same-Sex
Unions in Pre-Modern Europe, p 147]

#27 Which as a Kabbalistic technique consisting of transposing the
letters of a word, or replacing them with artificial equivalents obtained
from one or another of a group of anagrams; cf: Scholem, Major Trends p 100

#28 See See Appendix 'C' for "The Vatican's big secret"



Dolf Boek
Winner of Inaugural Rainbow Award - Leadership by a Gay Male, 1997

APPENDICES

APPENDIX'A'

LEXICON DEFINITION

The Christian faith may be pragmatically understood by the Greek term Hodos
& Hebrew term Derek meaning 'The Way':--

I. Of place, way, road

a) with Preposition: pro hodou - further on the way, forward

II. As an action, traveling, journeying, whether by land or water, journey,
voyage; departure or military march
III. Metaphorical or figurative: way, means or manner of doing something:
thespesia ho - the way or course of divination; hodos can embrace present
and future destiny, however hodos bios - is understood to mean the 'form of
life' rather than the 'path of life or destiny'

a) A way of doing, speaking, etc; adikos hodos lesai: the 'conduct' or
'measure' rather than the 'way of life'. In the philosophical sense is the
'way of enquiry, knowledge or method'

b) Method, system; hod\ufffdi or kai hodos: methodically, systematically as the
ways of all kinds

c) Of the Christian faith, doctrine, teachings and its followers;

d) The undertaking or making of ethical decisions according to right
thinking; it denotes a man's religious attitude or development;

e) The will and ways of God concerning his providential dealings, purpose
and acts: Hodos kurios - the walk commanded by God;

f) The Covenant as Decalogue being the commandments or laws accepted among
the Gentiles

g) If Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE-50 CE) is to be regarded as a political
and theological propagandist on behalf of Judaism of later antiquity, or
Josephus (37-100 CE) as an historical revisionist, the expressions which
characterize the Old Testament usage of Derek /Hodos seems not to find any
empathy. [TDNT \ufffd 1967, 1995 ed, V:65]

IV The two (light/darkness or broad gate = Mysticism/narrow gate = Torah)
ways of human life or the tree of life as depicted in [Matthew 7:13] and by
Pythagorean (c. 580-500 BCE) usage of the letter 'Y' Upsilon [#4, #29, #2,
#72 - Self-Love / Holding Oneself Dear / #60, #22] where the lower stroke
represents the unbroken childhood sheltered by parents and teachers, the
left: vice and the right: virtue.

And in this metaphysical and philosophical sense is equivalent to the:

a) Systemic mechanism of ancient Roman governance: 'Felix {happy,
prosperous} as the governor of Caesarea is depicted as having a more
accurate knowledge of the Way-HODOS.' [Acts 24:22]
b) Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu's (c. 604 BCE) Tao (the way) Te (of virtue)
Ching (and causality)

c) Wisdom literature of the Japanese samurai Musashi 1645 CE.

"The way-DEREK of peace-SHALOM they know not; and there is no judgment in
their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goes therein
shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither does
justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for
brightness, but we walk in darkness." [Isaiah 59:8-9]

"And the way-HODOS of peace-EIRENE have they not known-GINOSKO: There is no
fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things so ever the law
says, it says to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be
stopped, and the entire world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the
deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the
law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the
law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the
righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all
them that believe: for there is no difference." [Romans 3:17-22]

"And thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall
go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of
salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender
mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us, to give
light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our
feet into the way-HODOS of peace-EIRENE {ie. prosperity}." [Luke 1:76-79]
APPENDIX'B'

The Passion of Saints Serge and Bacchus is a primary example of early
Christian literature which reflects Hebraic/Christian wisdom/prophetic
tradition, where'Sodomites- qadesh '[as literally: 'a man going abroad 'Ref:
Targum Neofiti 1] are equated with the holy ones of hymeneal cults, such as
Dogmatic Hebraic/Christian Theology [See also 1 Timothy 1:10; 2 Timothy
2:17; Acts 19:33], who were known to 'bind grooms and brides (through
sorcery) 'and practice corruptible deeds such a worshipping a constructed
likeness of God, as an idol/image representing a 'male or female likeness'.

Under the rule of the emperor Maximian gross superstition held sway over the
human race, for people worshiped and made sacrifices to stones and wood, the
devices of human beings, and they consumed obscene offerings. Those
unwilling to sacrifice were subjected to torture and harsh punishment and
compelled to serve the demons. A decree [to this effect] with severe threats
was posted in the markets of every city. The purity of the air was defiled
with the diabolical smell from the altars and the darkness of idolatrous
error was reckoned a matter of state.

It was then that Serge and Bacchus, like stars shining joyously over the
earth, radiating the light of confession of and faith in our Savior and Lord
Jesus Christ, began to grace the palace, honored by the emperor Maximian.
The blessed Serge was the primicerius of the school of the Gentiles, a
friend of the emperor and who had great familiarity with him, so that
Maximian promptly acceded to his requests. Thus the blessed Serge, having a
certain friend Antiochus, was able to arrange for him to become the governor
of the province of Augusto-Euphrates.

The blessed Bacchus himself happened to be the secundarius of the school of
the Gentiles. Being as one in their love for Christ, they were also
undivided from each other in the army of the world, united not by the way of
nature, but in the manner of faith, always singing and saying, "Behold, how
good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! "They
were adept and excellent soldiers of Christ, cultivating assiduously the
inspired writings to combat diabolical error, and fighting vigorously in
battle to defeat the enemy.

But the malicious and evil spirit afflicted with envy some of those who had
been brought to the school of the Gentiles, and they, seeing [the saints] so
honorably received in the imperial chambers, so advanced in military rank,
and on such familiar terms with the emperor, and being unable to bring any
other instrument of malice against them, accused them to the emperor of
being Christians.

Waiting for a moment when the saints would not be standing near the emperor,
and finding him alone, they said to him, "Such zeal for the cult of the
holiest and greatest gods has your immortal majesty that in those holy
rescripts of yours which are everywhere disseminated you have commanded that
all unwilling to honor and worship them, and in submission to your righteous
doctrine, should perish in great torment. How is it then that Serge and
Bacchus, the directors of our school, enjoy such familiarity with your
eternal power, when they worship Christ, whom those called Jews executed,
crucifying him as a criminal; and by persuading many others they draw them
away from the worship of the gods?"

When he heard this the emperor refused to believe it and said, "I do not
think you speak the truth that Serge and Bacchus are not devoted to the
veneration and worship of the gods, since I have such a pure affection for
them, and they would hardly be worthy of it it they were not truly faithful
in their piety toward the gods. But if, as you say, they belong to that
unholy religion, they shall now be exposed. Once I have summoned them
without their knowing of the charges that have been brought against them, I
will go with them into the temple of mighty Zeus, and if they sacrifice and
eat of the holy offerings, you yourselves shall bear the risk of the slander
of which you are guilty. If they refuse to sacrifice, they shall incur the
penalty appropriate for their impiety. For the gods would not have the
shield-bearers of my empire be impious and ungrateful."

"We, O Emperor, "replied the accusers, "moved by zeal and affection for the
gods, have brought before your undying majesty what we have heard regarding
them. It is for your unfailing wisdom to discover their impiety."

Straightaway the emperor sent for them. They entered with the customary
retinue of guards and imperial pomp. The emperor received them and went in
their company to the temple of Zeus. Once he had entered, Maximian offered
libations with the whole army, partook of the sacrificial offerings, and
looked around. He did not see the blessed Serge and Bacchus. They had not
gone into the temple, because they thought it impious and unholy to see them
offering and consuming unclean sacrifices. They stood outside and prayed as
with one mouth, saying, "King of Kings and Lord of lords, who alone possess
immortality and inhabit unapproachable light, shed light on the eyes of
their minds, because they walk in the darkness of their unknowing; they have
exchanged your glory, uncorruptible God, for the likeness of corruptible men
and birds and beasts and snakes; and they worship the created rather than
you, the creator. Turn them to knowledge of you, that they may know you, the
one true God, and your only-begotten Son, our Lord ]esus Christ, who for us
and for our salvation suffered and rose from the dead, that he might free us
from the bonds of the law and rescue us from the folly of vain idols.
Preserve us, God, pure and spotless in the path of your martyrs, walking in

your commandments."

While this prayer was yet in their mouths, the emperor sent some of the
guard standing near him and commanded them to be brought into the temple.
When they had entered, the emperor said to them, "It appears that, counting
on my great friendship and kindness--for which the gods have been your
defenders and advocates--you have seen fit to disdain imperial law and to
become deserters and enemies of the gods. But I will not spare you if indeed
those things spoken of you prove to be true. Go, then, to the altar of
mighty Zeus, make sacrifice and consume, like everyone else, the mystical
offerings."

In reply the noble soldiers of Christ, the martyrs Serge and Bacchus, answer
ed: "We, O Emperor, are obliged to render to you earthly service of this
corporal body; but we have a true and eternal king in heaven, Jesus the Son
of God, who is the commander of our souls, our hope and our refuge of
salvation. To him every day we offer a holy, living sacrifice, our
thoughtful worship. We do not sacrifice to stones or wood, nor do we bow to
them. Your gods have ears, but they do not hear the prayers of humans; just
as they have noses but do not smell the sacrifice brought them, have mouths
but do not speak, hands but do not feel, feet but do not walk.'They that
make them, 'as the Scripture says,'are like unto them: so is every one that
trusteth in them because Thou are with us.'"'

The emperor's countenance was transformed with anger; immediately he ordered
their belts cut off, their tunics and all other military garb removed, the
gold torcs taken from around their necks, and women's clothing placed on
them; thus they were to be paraded through the middle of the city to the
palace, bearing heavy chains around their necks. But when they were led into
the middle of the marketplace the saints sang and chanted together, "Yea,
though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no
evil, Lord"; and this apostolic saying: "Denying ungodliness and worldly
lusts, and putting off the form of the old man, naked in faith we rejoice in
you, Lord, because you have clothed us with the garment of salvation, and
have covered us with the robe of righteousness; as brides you have decked us
with women's gowns and joined us together for you [or: "joined us to you"]
through our confession. You, Lord, commanded us, saying, 'Ye shall be
brought before governors and kings for my sake...But when they deliver you
up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in
that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the
Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 'Rise, Lord, help us and rescue
us for your name's sake; strengthen our souls that we may not be separated
from you and the impious may not say, 'Where is their God?'"

When they reached the palace Maximian summoned them and said, "Most wicked
of all men, so much for the friendship which I had bestowed on you, thinking
you to have proper respect for the gods, and which you, confident of my
openness and affection, have despised, brazenly offering me in return that
which is against the law of obedience and subjection. But why should you
blaspheme the gods as well, through whom the human race enjoys such abundant
peace? Do you not realize that the Christ whom you worship was the son of a
carpenter, born out of wedlock of an adulterous mother, whom those called
Jews executed by crucifixion, because he had become the cause of dissensions
and numerous troubles among them, leading them into error with magic and
claiming to be a god? The very great race of our gods were all born of legal
marriage, of the most high Zeus, who is thought to be the most holy, giving
birth through his marriage and union with the blessed Hera. I imagine that
you will have also heard that the heroic and twelve greatest labors were
worthy of a god, those of heavenly Hercules, born of Zeus."

The noble soldiers of Christ answered, "Your majesty is mistaken. These are
myths that ring in the ears of the simpler men and lead them to destruction.
He whom you say to have been born of adultery as the son of a carpenter, he
is God, the son of the True God, with and through whom was all made. He
established the heavens, he made the earth, the abyss and the great sea he
bounded with sand, he adorned the heavens with the multitude of stars, the
sun he invented for the illumination of the day and as a torch in the night
he devised the moon. He divided the darkness from the light, he imposed
measure on the day and limits on the night, in wisdom he brought forth all
things from nonbeing to being. In these last days he was born upon the earth
for the salvation of humankind, not from the desire of a man, nor the desire
of the flesh, but from the Holy Spirit and an ever-virgin girl, and living
among humans he taught us to turn from the error of vain idols and to know
him and his father. He is true God of true God, and in accord with an
unknowable plan he died for the salvation of the human race, but he
plundered hell and rose on the third day in the power of his divinity, and
he established incorruptibility and the resurrection of the dead to eternal
life."

Beside himself with rage on hearing these things, the emperor ordered that
their accusers be enrolled in their positions in the army and said to them,
"I am sending you to Duke Antiochus, thrice-cursed ones--the very man you
were able to promote to such rank because of the friendship and familiarity
you had with me--so that you will realize how great is the honor you have
lost by speaking against the gods and how trivial a court you merit for the
worst punishments, since the greatness of the gods has apprehended and
brought your blasphemy to the judgment seat for justice."

Immediately he sent them to Duke Antiochus, ordering that their entire
bodies be bound with heavy chains, and that they be sent thus to Eastern
parts through a succession of officials. He also wrote a letter along these
lines: "From Maximian, eternal emperor and triumphant ruler of all,
greetings to Duke Antiochus. The wisdom of the greatest gods is unwilling
that any men should be impious and hostile to their worship, especially
shield and spear-bearers of our empire. Wherefore I commend to your severity
the vile Serge and Bacchus, convicted with apposite proof of belonging to
the unholy sect of the Christians and plainly deserving of the worst
punishment, whom I consider unworthy of the administration of imperial
justice. If they should be persuaded by you to change their minds and
sacrifice to the gods, then treat them with their own innate humanity, free
them from the prescribed torments and punishments, assure them of our
forgiving kindness and that they will receive back immediately their
appropriate military rank and be better off now than they were before. But
if they will not be persuaded and persist in their unholy religion, subject
them to the severest penalties of the law and remove from them hope of long
life with the penalty of the sword. Farewell."

The same day the offficials took them out of the city as far as the twelfth
mark, and when evening overtook them they stopped at an inn. About midnight
an angel of the Lord appeared and said to [the saints], "Take courage and
fight against the devil and his evil spirits, as noble soldiers and athletes
of Christ, and once you have thrown the enemy put him under your feet so
that when you appear before the king of glory we, the host of the army of
angels, may come to greet you singing the hymn of victory, conferring on you
the trophies of triumph and the crowns of perfect faith and unity."

When morning came they rose and took the road with great joy and alacrity.
There were also some of their household servants with them, united with them
in longing for the love of Christ, and in true love for their corporal
masters, on account of which they would not leave them when they were in
such straits. They heard them discussing with each other the appearance of
the angel in the night.

Taking the road, the two chanted psalms together and prayed as if with one
mouth, thus, "We have rejoiced in the way of martyrdom, as much as in all
riches. We will meditate in thy precepts and search out thy ways. We will
delight ourselves in thy statutes: we will not forget thy word. Deal
bountifully with thy servants, that we may live and keep thy word."

As the emperor had commanded, the soldiers of Christ were sent from city to
city through a succession of changing officials with great security along
the road of martyrdom laid down for them, until they were brought to the
eparchy of Augusto-Euphrates, which was on the borders next to the people of
the Saracens, to a certain fortress called Barbalisus where Duke Antiochus
had his seat.

Appearing promptly before him around the ninth hour, their custodians handed
over the emperor's letter and also the holy martyrs Serge and Bacchus.
Antiochus rose from his dais and accepted the emperor's rescript in his
purple general's cloak; when he had read it he summoned privately the
official in charge and told him, "Take the prisoners and secure them in the
military prison, seeing that apart from the usual constraints they do not
suffer anything, and do not place their feet in full manacles of wood. Bring
them to the bench of my justice tomorrow, so that I can hear them at the
prescribed time, according to the law."

The official took them and bound them as the duke had commanded him. When it
was evening, they sang together and prayed, as with one mouth, speaking
thus: "Thou, Lord, brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters; thou
didst cleave the fountain and the flood; thou hast set all the borders of
the earth. Cast thine eye upon us, O Lord, for the enemy hath reproached us,
and the foolish people have blasphemed thy holy name. Deliver not the souls
of those confessing thee to men more savage than beasts, forget not the
congregation of thy poor forever. Have respect unto thy covenant: for the
dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. Let us not
be returned humbled, ashamed: so that we, thy humble servants, may praise
thy name. Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the pride of them that hate
thee ascendeth continually against us, thy servants, and in vain have the
people hated us. But do thou, O Lord, rescue us and free us for thy name's
sake."

Then, while they slept for a while, an angel of the Lord appeared to them
and said, "Take heart, stand fast and unmovable in your faith and love. It
is God who aids and watches over you."

Rising from their sleep and reporting to their household the apparition of
the angel, they were encouraged and began to chant again: "ln my distress I
cried unto the Lord, and he heard me from his holy mountain. I laid me down
and slept; for the Lord sustained me. We will not be afraid of thousands of
people that have set themselves against us round about. Arise, Lord, and
save us, O our God: for salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is
upon thy people."

On the following day, when the duke was seated on the bench of justice in
the praetorium, he summoned the commentarius and said, "Bring in the
prisoners." The latter responded, "They are at hand before the righteous
bench of your authority. "When the saints appeared, he commanded the emperor
's letter to be read. Once this was done, Duke Antiochus, prompted by his
associate, announced, "It is incumbent on you to obey the orders of the
glorious emperor, our lord, and to sacrifice to the gods and become worthy
of their benevolence. Since you were unwilling to do this, you have
forfeited great glory, and having made yourselves unworthy, were discharged
from the military and deprived of all your former wealth. Nonetheless, if
you will now obey me and sacrifice to the gods to earn their goodwill, you
could earn even greater honor and glory than before, and receive back your
military rank and more besides.

This was prescribed in the letter sent to me, as you yourselves have heard.
Being humane, the most holy emperor has disposed that if you repent of those
things you have rashly done, and now sacrifice to the gods, you may yet
enjoy his favor. Wherefore I, feeling compassion for you, and mindful of
your friendship and kindness--especially yours, my Lord Serge, for I myself
have benefited from your generosity--advise you that if you will not do
this, you force me to obey our lord the emperor and to see that his orders
concerning you are strictly observed."

In reply the saints declared, "We have left all and followed Christ, so that
heedless of earthly and temporal honor, we may become rivals of the angels
in heaven, and ignoring terrestrial and corruptible wealth, we may heap up
treasure in heaven. What profit would it be if we gained the whole world,
but lost our souls? Do not, therefore, so advise us, Antiochus. For your
tongue is forked, and the poison of adders is under your lips. You will
hardly be able to change our minds while God himself encourages us. Do,
therefore, what you will; we will not sacrifice to wood, nor worship stones.
We serve Christ, the son of God, the eternal ruler, before whom every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the
earth, 'and whom every tongue should confess. Your gods are man-made idols:
if they were divine, they themselves would command humans, and would not
[need to] be avenged through human design on those who decline to serve and
worship them."

The duke rejoined, "We do not avenge the gods. It is through their
disposition that all the powers of our enemies have been subjected to us.
But we call you to justice because of your accursed and unholy
superstition."

To which the saints responded, "It is you who are accursed and unholy, and
all those persuaded by you to sacrifice to demons and worship insensate
stones and wood. All of them will soon be cast eternally into flames, and
you also will be punished with them."

In a great rage the duke commandel that the blessed Serge be taken from the
praetorium and returned to prison; the blessed Bacchus he ordered held for
flogging. The henchmen went at this until they collapsed exhausted and near
dead on the floor. When they could go on no longer, he directed that
[Bacchus] be turned over on his stomach to be beaten with four whips of
rawhide, saying to him, "Let's see if your Christ will free you from my
hands. "From the first hour until evening they wore away his flesh; blood
flowed everywhere; both his stomach and liver were ruptured.

The blessed Bacchus said to Antiochus: "The devil's servants, your torturers
have failed; your impudence is overthrown; the tyrant Maximian is conquered;
your father the devil has been put to shame. The more the man without is
ravaged by your blows, the more the man within is renewed in preparation for
the eternal life to come."

After he said this, there was a great voice from heaven: "Come, rest
henceforth in the kingdom prepared for you, my noble athlete and soldier,
Bacchus."

Those standing by hearing the voice were stupefied and struck dumb. He
himself, having borne the blows so long, gave up his spirit to the angels.
The duke, frustrated by his defeat, ordered that his remains not be buried,
but thrown out and exposed as meat to the dogs, beasts, and birds outside
the camp. Then he rose and left. When the body was tossed some distance from
the camp, a crowd of animals gathered around it. The birds flying above
would not allow the bloodthirsty beasts to touch it, and kept guard through
out the night.

In the morning, some of the monks who lived nearby in caves came and lifted
up the body the animals--as if they were rational human beings--had been
mourning. They buried him in one of their caves. Meanwhile the blessed
Serge, deeply depressed and heartsick over the loss of Bacchus, wept and
cried out, "No longer, brother and fellow soldier, will we chant together,'
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in
unity! 'You have been unyoked from me and gone up to heaven, leaving me
alone on earth, bereft [literally,"made single"], without comfort."

After he uttered these things, the same night the blessed Bacchus suddenly
appeared to him with a face as radiant as an angel's, wearing an officer's
uniform, and spoke to him. "Why do you grieve and mourn, brother? If I have
been taken from you in body, I am still with you in the bond of union,
chanting and reciting, 'I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou
hast enlarged my heart. 'Hurry then, yourself, brother, through beautiful
and perfect confession to pursue and obtain me, when finishing the course.
For the crown of justice for me is with you.'"

At daybreak when he rose he related to those who were with him how he had
seen the blessed Bacchus in the night and in what sort of garb. The next day
the duke planned to go out of the fortress of Barbalisus to that of Souros,
and commanded that the blessed Serge follow. He enjoined him to sacrifice,
but the latter, with noble judgment, refused his blandishments. When they
reached the castle of Souros, Antiochus took his seat in the praetorium,
summoned the blessed Serge, and told him, "The most sacrilegious Bacchus
refused to sacrifice to the gods and chose to die violently; he got the
death he deserved. But you, my lord Serge, why give yourself over to such
misery by following that deceptive and impious cult. Mindful of your
kindness to me I am disposed to mercy; and it embarrasses me that you were
the cause of my having obtained this authority, since now you stand in the
dock as the accused, and I sit on the bench as the prosecutor."

To this Christ's witness answered, "Antiochus, this very suffering and
present disgrace will stand as a patron for me of great eloquence and
eternal glory with the king of heaven and of earth and of every living
thing, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. If only you would now heed me and
recognize my God and king, Christ, and be as circumspect in regard to the
heavenly ruler, Christ, as you are in dealing with earthly kings, you would
provide yourself with power unending and perpetual glory. For earthly rulers
pass quickly, as the psalm says: 'Ye shall die like men, and fall like one
of the princes. 'And again, 'I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and
lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. And I passed by, and lo, he was not:
and I sought him and his place was not found.'"

The duke replied, "Spare us this idiocy and ignorant foolishness; sacrifice
to the gods in obedience to the holy command of our ruler, the emperor
Maximian. If you will not, know that you force me to forget all that has
come to me through you and to subject you to the most rigorous punishment
decreed by law."

Serge answered, "Do as you will. I have Christ to preserve me, who said,
'Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but
rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 'The
body is subject to you: torture and punish it if you wish. But bear in mind
that even if you kill my body, you can not dominate my soul--neither you nor
your father, Satan."

He summoned the official in charge and told him, "Fasten long nails in his
boots, sticking straight up, and then put them on him."

Once the boots were on, Antiochus sat in his carriage, directed that the
animals be driven fiercely all the way to Tetrapyrgium, and ordered the
blessed one to run in front of him. Tetrapyrgium is nine miles from Syrum.
While he ran, the blessed one sang, "I waited patiently for the Lord, and he
inclined unto me. He brought me up also out of a horrible pagan pit, out of
the miry clay of idolatry, and set my feet upon a rock, and establishes my
goings."

When they reached the castle of Tetrapyrgium the duke said, "It amazes me,
Serge, that having first been kept in such confinement you can now sustain
these bitter torments."

The most holy martyr answered, "These tortures are not bitter to me, but
sweeter than honey."

The duke got out of the chariot and went in to breakfast, indicating that
[Serge] should be retained in the soldiers' custody.

In the evening [Serge] sang psalms. "Those who did eat of my bread hath
lifted up their heels against me, and with the cords of hideous torture they
have laid a net for my feet, hoping to trip me up. But rise, Lord, outrun
them and cause them to stumble, and rescue my soul from the wicked."

About midnight an angel of the Lord came to him and healed him, restoring
his feet completely. In the morning, mounting the bench, the duke ordered
him brought in, thinking he would be unable to walk and would have to be
carried, on account of his feet. When he saw him coming, walking a
considerable distance and not limping at all, he was astounded, and
exclaimed, "The man is a sorcerer. This must be how he managed to enjoy such
familiarity with the emperor: he accomplished it through sorcery. What I am
seeing is the proof of what they said about him. I would have thought it
wholly impossible for him to walk on his feet after having been disabled by
the torture inflicted on him yesterday. By the gods I am confounded at
seeing him now walk as if nothing had happened!"

When the blessed Serge stood before the bench Antiochus addressed him. "Come
to your senses even now, sacrifice to the gods, and you will avoid further
torture. I will spare you out of respect for your kindness. If you will not,
know that the witchcraft with which you devised to heal yourself will not
avail you."

To which the blessed Serge replied, "If only you could escape the
intoxication of diabolical error. I am in my senses in the Lord who has
trampled the weapons of your father the devil under the feet of his humble
servant, and has given me victory over you, and sent his angel to heal me.
It is you who are the magician, and those who worship demons. It is the cult
of your nameless idols that invented every sorcery, that is the beginning
and cause and conclusion of all evil."

Antiochus sat down on his carriage even angrier, and commanded [Serge] to
run before him wearing the same boots as far as the castle of Rosafae,
another nine miles from Tetrapyrgium. When they came to the castle of
Rosafae, the duke said to the blessed Serge, "Has the agony of the nails
untied the knot of your idiocy? Are you prepared now to sacrifice to the
gods, or will you persist in this insane obsession?"

The noblest martyr rejoined, "Know this, Antiochus: with this foolishness I
will dissolve and undo your malicious and wicked strength. Do what you will:
I will not worship demons, nor sacrifice to idols. Blameless in this, I
strive to offer sacrifice only to my Lord."

Seeing that he remained steadfast and immovable in his faith and confession
of Christ, the duke pronounced sentence against him: "You have rendered
yourself unworthy of the favor of the gods, Serge, and become a member of
the unholy sect called Christians, injuring the great good of our ruler, the
emperor Maximian, by refusing to comply with his holy decree and sacrifice
to the gods. For this the law requires that you suffer the penalty of the
sword."

A number of those present shouted out that the sentence issued against him
was just. The guards came immediately and gagged his holy lips, took him out
of the courtroom, and led him away to be executed.

A great crowd of men, women, and children followed, to see the blessed one
meet his end. Seeing the beauty blooming in his face, and the grandeur and
nobility of his youth, they wept bitterly over him and bemoaned him. The
beasts of the region left their lairs and gathered together with the people,
doing no injury to the humans, and bewailed with inarticulate sounds the
passing of the holy martyr.

When they reached the place where the holy martyr of Christ was to meet his
end, he called on the guards to allow him a little time to pray. Extending
his hands to heaven, he said, "The beasts of the field and the birds of the
sky, recognizing your dominion and rule, Lord, have gathered together for
the glory of your holy name, so that you will incline and wish of your
goodness to turn through their unreason the reason of humans to knowledge of
you. For you wish all to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.
When you lay death upon them, accept their repentance, Lord, and do not
remember the sin of ignorance, which they have perpetrated against us for
your sake. Enlighten the eyes of their minds and lead them to the knowledge
of you. Receive, Lord, my spirit, and give it rest in the heavenly tents
with all the others whom you have found acceptable. To you do I commend my
soul, which you have rescued from the snares of the devil."

Saying this and signing himself, he knelt and was beheaded, giving up his
spirit to the angels. A voice from heaven said, "Come, also, Serge, soldier
and victor, to the kingdom prepared for you. The hosts of angels, the ranks
of patriarchs, the choirs of apostles and prophets, the souls of the just
all await your coming to share with them the wonderful things in store for
you there."

The place that received the holy martyr's blood became a great chasm; God
arranged this so that those who wallow like pigs in the mire of paganism,
terrified when they saw the abyss, would not dare to approach or trample in
this spot the blood of the holy martyr. That was the reason this great chasm
came into existence, and the spot has remained so up to the present day,
bearing the signs of great antiquity at the command of God, to establish the
miracle visually for unbelievers, so that they may build on it a firm
foundation of faith.

Some of those who had come to witness the death of the holy martyr, seeing
that they shared a common nature [with him], gathered up his remains and
buried them handsomely where the holy one had died. After a great while some
religious men from the castle of Souros, prompted by zeal for the service of
Christ, but pious in a somewhat piratical way, tried to steal the body from
the spot, as if it were some precious treasure. The saint would not suffer
his body, which had been dragged around, whipped, and triumphed so publicly
in the faith of Christ, to be moved in secret, so he asked of God that a
fire be set in the spot, not to seek revenge on those attempting the theft
or to burn them, but so that by lightening the gloom of night he would
reveal the robbery to those in the castle of Rosafae, which is just what
happened. Once the fire was burning in the place where the saint lay, some
of the soldiers living there saw the flames reaching to the sky, and thought
that the great blaze had been set by some enemy, so they came out armed and
pursued those attempting to steal the saint's body. They prevailed on them
to remain there a few days and to build from stones and clay a tomb where he
lay. Once they had honorably covered the body of the saint, they went away.

After a time, when the religion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had
begun to flourish, some very holy bishops--fifteen in number--gathered
together and constructed near the castle of Rosafae a shrine worthy of
[Serge's] confession, and moved his remains there, installing them in the
shrine on the very day he was martyred: the seventh of October.

Many miracles and cures were effected wherever his holy relics were,
especially in the tomb where he had first lain. For it is a quality of the
place of his death that the saint is able to prevail upon God to heal all
those who come there with any sort of disease, and to cure those possessed
of unclean spirits, and to render savage beasts completely tame. The
animals, in fact, observe the day of his death every year as if it were a
law, coming in from the surrounding desert and mingling with the humans
without doing them any harm, nor do their savage impulses move them to any
violence against the humans who come there. Rather, they come to the place
in gentleness out of reverence for the holy martyr, at the command of God,
to whom be glory, honor, and power, now and for ever. Amen.

APPENDIX'C'

The Vatican's big secret
By Peter Shadbolt, The Australian's religious affairs writer.
\ufffd July 23, 2004 The Australian

The Vatican has never been ashamed about keeping secrets - after all, its
repository of confidential documents is called the Vatican Secret Archive.

Housing almost the entire history of the Western church - with the exception
of pre-8th century heretical texts that at some point mysteriously
disappeared, Name of the Rose-style - the library has 50km of shelves with
more than 35,000 volumes on an incomplete catalogue.

Its name is largely historical and it has been guardedly open to accredited
scholars since the 19th century, but there's no browsing in this library.
Researchers have to know in advance which document they want to see and even
whether it exists at all. Many volumes are simply lost.

But, as secrets tend to do, some come bobbing to the surface like corks.

In August last year, a German-based chaplain with close ties to the Vatican
found and leaked a 42-year-old papal instruction to US lawyers who say it is
explosive evidence of a Vatican 'ratline' to shield accused child abusers.

"This document really shows that nothing has changed," says Tasmanian child
abuse campaigner Denise Cripps. It also proves, she says, that there is a
strong case for instituting the 'zero-tolerance' policies of US dioceses in
Australia and mandatory reporting of church abuse.

While there is controversy over how much weight the document still carries,
and church leaders say the guidelines have long since been superseded, it
outlines a procedure with remarkable similarities to the actions of the
Salesian religious order in Australia, mired in allegations it used its
global structure to move known sex offender Frank Klep from Australia to
Samoa.

Called Crimine Solicitaciones, marked confidential and bearing the seal of
Pope John XXIII, its English title reads: "On the manner of proceeding in
cases of the crime of solicitation."

Sent to every bishop in the world in 1962, it outlines procedures for
dealing with sexual abuse in the church - specifically the crime of using
the privacy of the confessional for acts of sex abuse or to solicit sexual
favours.

What it commands is the utmost secrecy among those involved, on pain of
excommunication, and, lawyers argue, promotes a culture of keeping abuse
problems in-house. Alarmingly, the 69-page instruction spells out procedures
for shifting accused clerics to new postings.

"There is nothing to prevent superiors themselves, if by chance they have
discovered [one of their] subjects delinquent in the administration of the
sacrament of Penance ... from being able to ... admonish and correct and, if
the case demands it, to remove him from some ministry. They will also be
able to transfer him to another [assignment]. "It states accusers also are
under threat of excommunication if they speak out publicly."

While the document deals mostly with the relationship between the priest and
the person taking confession, US lawyers point to a clause they say makes
the document applicable in all cases of sex abuse. It reads: "To have the
worst crime ... one must do the equivalent of the following: any obscene,
external act, gravely sinful, perpetrated in any way by a cleric or
attempted by him with youths of either sex or with brute animals
(bestiality)."

Following the revelation of the document, Houston lawyer Daniel Shea, to
whom the document was leaked, and Boston lawyer Carmen Durso want to launch
an action to sue the Vatican, although they believe success is an outside
chance.

"The chances really are very slim," Durso says. "Under US law the Vatican is
immune from suit and each diocese is its own independent entity. We're
looking at the opportunity of suing under European Union law, which
guarantees other rights."

They believe the document is still in force and point to a letter from
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, dated 2001, which states it still is.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, however, has dismissed the document,
saying it has been superseded by guidelines introduced in the 1960s,'70s and
in 1983. Canon lawyer John Beal last month told a Dallas court the document
is not the searing evidence the lawyers believe it to be, arguing it needs
to be read in context.

"While this characterisation of the Vatican document by plaintiffs sounds
ominous and provides provocative sound bites, the actual document is much
less interesting - and much less titillating," Beal said.

If nothing else, the papal instruction gives an insight into the Vatican's
obsession with secrecy and, as critics allege, the fact it looks after its
own.

Victims groups in the US were disappointed in May when Cardinal Bernard Law,
the former Boston archbishop who resigned in the wake of accusations he
covered up a sex abuse scandal, was awarded the title of archpriest of St
Mary Major Basilica in Rome, a largely ceremonial post often given to
retired clergy. They argue disgraced clergy should not be rewarded with
Vatican sinecures.

Boston lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, who represented more than 130 alleged
victims of sexual abuse by priests, says the Vatican is sending a bad
message by giving Law a high-profile new job. "He apparently is being
transferred to a position that is comfortable and appears to be some sort of
reward," Garabedian says.

Salesian cardinal Oscar Rodriguez of Honduras further inflamed victims
groups in 2002 by saying that he would prefer to go to jail rather than harm
one of his priests. "For me, it would be a tragedy to reduce the role of a
pastor to that of a cop," said the cardinal, who is regarded as a contender
to succeed Pope John Paul II.

At the same time, the No.2 at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the
Faith, Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, another of the Curia's inner sanctum,
argued in the Italian Catholic journal 30 Giorni that a priest should be
able to confide in his bishop without fear of arrest. "The demand that a
bishop be obligated to contact the police in order to denounce a priest who
has admitted the offence of pedophilia is unfounded," Bertone says. "If a
priest cannot confide in his bishop for fear of being denounced, then it
would mean that there is no more liberty of conscience."

Quite apart from the moral consequences of church abuse - the effect on its
reputation of a monstrous abuse of trust - there is also one final taboo:
the question of money.

This month, the Portland archdiocese in the state of Oregon filed for
Chapter11 bankruptcy - which frees an organisation from the threat of
creditors' lawsuits while it reorganises - effectively halting an action
worth $160million involving 50 molestation charges against one priest. The
archdiocese and its insurers have already paid more than $53 million over 50
years to settle more than 130 claims of sexual abuse.

And if that's not financial apocalypse, churches worldwide can only look on
in horror at the Anglican Church in Canada, which has had to be bailed out
by the Canadian Government after 7000 native Canadians filed suit over
decades of abuse suffered in the country's remote residential church and
government-run schools. The final bill for those cases has yet to be
established.

While the Vatican is one of the most centralised institutions in the world,
financially it's fragmented - each diocese is responsible for itself. After
out-of-court settlements and 'gifts' from the church, the bill for the
Catholic Church in Australia also may never be known.

"There are more than 300 entities in the Catholic Church in Australia; you'd
have to ask each one," says Sister Angela Ryan of the National Committee for
Professional Standards in the Catholic Church.













Joseph Meehan
2004-07-30 07:14:17 EST
Qolon wrote:
Many many words far too many hateful.


It's time to visit your doctor and seek the medical help you need.

While I agree that there is some truth in what you say, there is so much
that is not true that the truth is being lost. Get the help you need to
allow your mind to function properly and/or to control your hate, so you can
approach the problems in a manner that will allow you to get your point
across in a way people can will not just blow you off as a crack pot.

You might be a force for good productive change if you can first face
your personal problems.

--
Joseph E. Meehan

26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math




Qolon
2004-07-30 19:42:02 EST
It is standard fundamentalist fanatical abomination practice to dismiss
reasoned argument by engaging in ad hominem--it is a predominant habit of
Roman Catholics to engage in such practice, particularly when their
theological claim to Christianity, is indefensible and a lie.

In the face of such overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it would
advisable that Roman Catholics cease their treasonable intrusions into the
autonomous {autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} human,
religious and Constitutional Rights of others made as insubstantial and
presumptuous claims to piety.

In short, Roman Catholics such as Joseph Meehan are having a crisis of
faith, they cannot be Christian as the views which sustain their dogmas of
prejudice, despite attempts at censorship and genocide have no continuity in
the Scriptures as Jewish writings: "And there was war in heaven: Michael and
his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the
great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his
angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the
power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which
accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the
blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not
their lives unto the death." [Revelation 12:7-11]

- dolf

"Joseph Meehan" <sligojoeS_PAM_2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:d4qOc.84886$fv.62911@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
Many many words far too many hateful. It's time to visit your doctor and
seek the medical help you need.

While I agree that there is some truth in what you say, there is so much
that is not true that the truth is being lost. Get the help you need to
allow your mind to function properly and/or to control your hate, so you can
approach the problems in a manner that will allow you to get your point
across in a way people can will not just blow you off as a crack pot.

You might be a force for good productive change if you can first face
your personal problems.

QOLON NOTE:
"Eric Fisher" <ericfisher2@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:21217-4106E86C-805@storefull-3215.bay.webtv.net...
(Anti-Lunatic) wrote:
I'm gay... i have no money. I walk the streets looking for empty beer
and pop cans. The church don't want me because i am so ugly and dirty.
Please help me, before i die.
-----------------------------------------
dont know where you are but....salvation army and exodus international are
your best friends. i know and suport both.

QOLON NOTE:
The Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee
Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2004
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Monday, 26 July 2004

1) I am taking this opportunity to write to the Senate Committee, regarding
the Federal Government's 27 May 2004 proposal to more stringently define
marriage within existing legislation. My objective is to provide an
alternate, autonomous {autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah}
religious belief/faith based perspective on the 'imposing of any religious
observance', which may assist in your consideration of the matter.

2) The recent reading of the Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2004 as an
Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 and the Family Law Act 1975, and for
related purposes sought to propose the following changes:

Marriage Act 1961

a) To insert within Subsection 5(1): A formal monogamous definition of
gamogenesis as: "marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the
exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life."

b) To add at the end of Section 88B: "To avoid doubt, in this Part
(including section 88E) marriage has the meaning given by subsection 5(1)."

c) To insert after Section 88E: "88EA Certain unions are not marriages

A union solemnized in a foreign country between:

(a) a man and another man; or
(b) a woman and another woman;

must not be recognised as a marriage in Australia."

Family Law Act 1975

a) To insert after subsection 111C(4): "(4A) However, regulations made for
the purposes of this section must not facilitate, or provide for, the
adoption of a child by 2 persons of the same sex who live together as a
couple."

b) To add at the end of Division 3 of Part XIIIAA: "111CA Certain
international adoptions not allowed

A person (including an officer of a State or Territory) must not, for the
purposes of:

a) the Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of
Intercountry Adoption signed at The Hague on 29 May 1993; or

b) a bilateral agreement or arrangement on the adoption of children made
between a State or Territory and an overseas jurisdiction;

facilitate, or provide for, the adoption of a child by 2 persons of the same
sex who live together as a couple."

3) I am aware that there has been considerable encouragement by
fundamentalist religious activists such as Mr. Bill Muehlenberg of the
Australian Family Association, as a systematic campaign of lobbying and
propagandizing respective members of parliament, to ensure that these
Institutional agendas, as seemingly the protection of the Biblical
definition of gamogenesis {ie. marriage + genesis as 'origin / creation' as
procreation} are adequately represented within our legislation and which are
at odds with recent scientific advances:

a) "Proving that males are a biological frill, Japanese and Korean
scientists have created a healthy mouse born with no male genetic material
at all. It's a process called parthenogenesis and - until now - it's never
happened in mammals, from mice to, well, men." ['Of mice and useless men'
Leigh Dayton, Science writer, The Australian April 22, 2004]

b) "The world is used to test-tube babies, but scientists in Singapore are
claiming a world first: test-tube sperm. The researchers succeeded in
growing a colony of the fishes' sperm stem cells in their laboratory for two
years, changing them into mature, swimming sperm, the paper said. And the
pioneering technique could in time be used to help treat infertility in
men." ['Sperm grown in test-tube', The Age newspaper May 29, 2004]

4) Mr Muehlenberg appears characteristic of many revisionist Christians who
make an exegesis applied to Jewish New Testament writings to the exclusion
of later discoveries such as the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi
Library caches. And as the impetus for holding a dogmatically negative,
immoral, deluded and intolerant gamogeneous or hymeneal view of homogeneous
relationships as claimed Christian virtue and piety:

"You are certainly NO Christian if you think you must ad[vertise] to be
homosexual or gay and lead others a wrong path. YOU ARE DANGEROUS FOR
OTHERS! This is SPAM, dirty SPAM in a Christian newsgroup."
[aus.religion.Christian 22 July 2004 2:30 AM]

"I tell them I respect them like any other people - but they are not
satisfied by that. They claim that I have to accept them in their sins as
Christians while they expect me to give up my faith. He can be as gay as he
pleases for my part, but he should not tell Christians it would be a
'Christian' lifestyle. It surely is not." [aus.religion.Christian 25 July
2004 11:59 PM]

"'We believe that our culture is being bombarded with scientifically,
psychologically and spiritually inaccurate information by the liberal media
and political elite,' Alan Chambers stated this morning, 'Exodus is
challenging mainstream America to question homosexuality and encouraging the
Church to provide the answer.'" [Exodus as worldwide interdenominational,
Christian organization describing launch of a new ad Campaign to promote
freedom from homosexuality in Cincinnati, Ohio United States of America,
alt.christnet.christianlife 16 July 2004 8:54 AM]

5) When such a persistent, immutable and dictatorial statement of religious
belief, in being closed to all avenues of discourse, cannot be modified by
reasoning or by demonstration of facts, it is as a delusion, more readily
characteristic of psychosis-not only is there no substance or merit to their
claimed Christian or religious belief. But they are barren of soul, who have
no justification and simply engage in pretension as presumption of piety:

"There are some issues in the church which are not matters which we can
decide according to our own likes and dislikes. [The issue of homosexuality
as defined and explained carefully, will be seen to belong to this
category.] The acceptance of certain doctrines defines who is and who is
not a Christian. . If we deny these doctrines we forfeit the privilege of
calling ourselves Christian." [Lecture by Muehlenberg on 'Ministry and
Membership' presented at the Uniting Church in Australia 10th National
Assembly, 12 to 19 July 2003]

6) However in its further consideration of Proposal 84 as "Membership,
Ministry and Sexuality", the Uniting Church in Australia's National Assembly
clarified its position by deleting two paragraphs from the original document
which referred to two sexual ethics held by members in the church conveyed
by the terms: 'Celibacy in singleness and faithfulness in marriage' and
'Right relationships'. These being referred to in parts 2 (ii) and (iii) of
proposal 84 were intended to illustrate some differing views held by church
members and have never been endorsed or approved by the Assembly or its
Standing Committee.

7) This alternate advice as autonomous theological perspective, is provided
as a consequence of my informal interest in the Natural, Regulative and
Metempirical Philosophical origin of language, it's relationship to the
theory of number and considerations as to whether a heuristic {a method of
solving problems; one for which no algorithm heretofore exists and therefore
depends on inductive (ie. some reaction within the organism) reasoning from
past experience of similar problems} exists that is attributed to a
chronological based hermeneutic as 'a priori'.

8) And therefore by implication the articulation of religious belief,
thought and conscience as values expression inclusive of one's self {ie.
own-IDIOS body-SOMA} which is compliant to those principles of religious
liberty espoused by the United Nations International Covenant of Civil and
Political Rights (ICCPR), but represented mathematically by a fourfold
vMeme/Moment Kabbalistic 9(9\ufffd +1)/2 = #369 Matrix {ie. HOMOIS being of
Numbers squared as 9\ufffd = 81 Numbers}, being the basis for a theological,
metaphysical philosophical and chronological retort--A 369 day chronological
and mathematical matrix known from antiquity as the Merkabah (ie.
Kabbalistic) mystical (transcendent and metaphysical) foundation for a
perennial solar/lunar [ie. 9(9\ufffd +1)/2 (#369) - 3(3\ufffd +1)/2 (#15) = 354 lunar
cycle] and organizational philosophy uniting reason and faith and mechanism
for governance as the regulative & natural philosophical principles
underpinning our Australian Constitution and legislative framework [#51,
#66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/ Administration of Government /#9, #72]
[See enclosed folio -
<http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/telos/kabbalah/patent.html#AXIOM4>].

9) The historical record concerning the adoption of the Section 116 within
the Australian Constitution is that the issue of prayers in parliament and
the question of ecclesiastical precedence caused some discussion, but the
later was a prerogative {ie. an exclusive right or privilege attached to an
office or position, persons or royalty} matter which nevertheless caused
considerable tension, because of the symbolic importance involved {ie. a
demonstrated determination of the leaders to reject sectarianism, with some
willing to create a secular constitution rather than seeing the possibility
of a persecuting establishment}.

10) Seventh-day Sabbath keepers were painfully aware and keen to avoid the
possibility of a persecuting establishment. This view arises both from
their experience of American Protestant Sabbatarians who denied them work on
Sundays and the reality that William and Henry Firth, as Seventh-day Sabbath
keepers had been prosecuted by the New South Wales Council of Churches for
working on Sunday, for which they were sentenced to the stocks in Parramatta
on 22 April, 1894. (#1)

11) The consideration that religious belief, thought and conscience as an
autonomous {autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} values
expression consistently understood by Seventh-day Adventists as Christian
community of faith, being established upon the transcendent and
chronological principle of Nature known as the 7th day Sabbath of the
Decalogue, are somehow antagonistic to the natural, regulative and
metempirical principles of good governance as 'certain powers, functions,
and authorities' declared to be vested within 'the office of Governor
General and Commander in chief over Our said Commonwealth of Australia', may
be considered absurd. Historically within Australia, there was not
opposition to the inclusion of a specific religious clause as expression of
liberty that was adopted as Section 116 of the Australian Constitution of
1901 as the foundational document conveying the Principles of Natural and
Regulative Philosophy articulated by the Letters Patent to said Australian
Constitution of 1901:

"Both the Catholic Cardinal Moran and the Anglican Archbishop, Saumarez
Smith, were in favor of Section 116 of the Constitution, which prevented
Sabbatarian {ie. Saturday} legislation, and ensured that the
governor-general could not proclaim days of humiliation and thanksgiving."
(#2)

12) As a mechanism for [#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/
Administration of Government/ #73, #9], it draws its impetus from the
principles of individual accountability expressed by 'obedience, aiding and
assisting to the Governor General' and the notion of 'Administration of
Government' conveyed by Paragraph 8 of the Letters Patent to the Australian
Constitution. Being that it is an autonomous values and ethical based
architecture for hosting belief systems--which underpins the regulative and
natural philosophy as the letter patent to our Australian Constitution of
1901.

13) This retort as 'a priori' based teleological argument transcends and
negates any rational and un-substantiated claim to religious and corporate
belief, which the Christian Church can institutionally make, having
traditionally obtained its rules of Biblical interpretation from hermetic
mysticism as philosophy or theology of the magians. [Acts 19:19:28] An
aberration of reality derived from symbolic taxonomical associations as a
system of natural, regulative and encyclical governance which evolved as the
result of the impress of Egyptian, Chaldean, Zoroastrian, Roman and Greek
theological intellectualizations with their relationship to a geo-metric and
partial cosmology comprised of the seven visible planetary orbs as
astrological rather than chronological associations.

14) This mechanism of autonomous and democratic governance also stands in
contrast to the mythical Ariosophy promulgated by the German 3rd Reich,
which recognized the doctrine of cosmic hierarchy, was not at all unlike the
ecclesiastical (Chi-Rho) hierarchy associated with Egyptian/Chaldean
mystical and symbolic astrology:

#1 - Seraphim (male - Aleph),
#2 - Cherubim (female - Final Mem, Shin),
#3 - Thrones,
#4 - Dominions,
#5 - Virtues,
#6 - Powers,
#7 - Principalities,
#8 - Arch-angels,
#9 - Angels.

15) Which Ariosophy adopted from theosophy, as the true central element of
these ideologies: it is transferred upon nature and man, the latter being
the basis of the specific Ariosophical racialism. Let us remember that the
Ariosophs present us an ideal society - in their opinion - which is at least
a caste system, graded according to racist criteria; a theocracy they call a
democracy. Since all racialism is an ideology of superiority and
inferiority, it easily builds a network with forms of racism derived from
other sources. The political dimension cannot be overlooked: authoritarian
and totalitarian systems are propagated on the basis of this cosmic
hierarchy. (#3)

16) Liebenfels (1874-1954) was a former Roman Catholic Cistercian monk from
1893 and who after adopting radical dogmas, was subsequently dismissed from
the order in 1899 due to 'carnal love', and later becoming one of Ariosophy'
s principle architects. It was Liebenfels with whom Hitler met in 1909 and
it is suggested was the originator of many of his ideas, on the basis that
he subscribed to the right-wing magazine Ostara, in which Liebenfels
published anti-Semitic and racialist theories (cf: Wilfred Daim, Viennese
psychologist). The various titles of his works give credibility to a claim
that mysticism, dynastic astrology, apocalyptic and biblical justification
was the substantiation for his mythical racial claims:

a. Katholizismus wider Jesuitismus ('Catholicism versus Jesuitism'),
Frankfurt, 1903
b. Zur Theologie der gotischen Bibel ('Regarding the Theology of the Gothic
Bible') in Vjschr. fr Bibelkunde 1, 1903 /1904
c. Grundriss der ariosophischen Geheimlehre ('Outline of the Ariosophic
Secret Teachings'), Oestrich, 1925
d. Bibliomystikon oder die Geheimbibel der Eingeweihten ('Biblical Mysticism
or the Secret Bible of the Initiated'), 10 volumes, Pforzheim and elsewhere,
1929 -1934
e. Praktisch-empirisches Handbuch der ariosophischen Astrologie
('Practical-Empirical Handbook of Ariosophical Astrology'), D\ufffdsseldorf,
1926 -1934

17) One particular title which appears noteworthy in formulating the 3rd
Reich's foundational doctrines on Ariosophic racialism and a claim to Divine
imperative, was the book, 'Theozoologie oder die Kunde von den
Sodoms-fflingen und dem Gotter-Elektron', Vienna (1905). As a philosophical
work on evolutionary human development which encompasses human sexuality and
dynastic zodiacal astrology, 'Theozoologie, or the account of the apes of
Sodom {their secret; their cement} and the divine election'-claimed the
prerogative in being an introduction into the earliest and the most modern
world philosophy and a justification for the orders of princes and the
aristocracy. (#4) And advocated sterilization of the sick and the 'lower
races' as well as forced labor for 'castrated chandals' (ie. a caste term
meaning untouchables) as 'untermenschen', and glorified the 'aryan race' as
'Gottmenschen' ('god men'). (#5)

18) Hitler saw in Protestantism, the seat and opportunity for a neo-pagan
Christian renaissance. Whilst assisted ably by the adoption of the
Jewish/Greek Kabbalah, it nevertheless remained the purveyor and defender of
all that was German: 'Protestantism will always stand up for the advancement
of all Germanism as such, as long as matters of inner purity or national
depending ('Nationale Vertiefung') as well as German freedom are involved,
since all these things have a firm foundation in its own being; but it
combats with the greatest hostility any attempt to rescue the nation from
the embrace of its most mortal enemy, since its attitude towards the Jews
just happens to be more or less dogmatically established. Yet here we are
facing the question without whose solution all other attempts as a German
reawakening or resurrection are and remain absolutely senseless and
impossible.'" (#6)

19) Although commenting specifically on the American Fundamentalist
phenomena and their relationship to Theology, Paul Tillich gives cause for
understanding the lack of progress amongst Christians to foster human rights
as religious rights for those attributed by 'gender and sexuality identity'
as the basis for an American heresy: The combination of the Right-Calvinists
(eg. Biblicism) and the charismatic Calvinist Left (eg. Pentecostals), that
results in the evangelical movement known as 'borne again Christians' or
'Jews for Jesus', with charismatic leader personalities, who are neither
controlled by theology nor by the community of adherents. This heresy
remains more consistent to the system of fascism than the German organized
Protestantism, that could be incorporated by Hitler as 'Deutsche Christen'
due to it's blindness against the state:

'...afraid of missing the eternal truth, they identify it with some previous
theological work, with traditional conceptions and solutions, and try to
impose these on a new, different situation. They confuse eternal truth with
a temporal expression of this truth. This is evident in European theological
orthodoxy, which in America is known as fundamentalism.

When fundamentalism is combined with an anti-theological bias, as it is, for
instance, in its biblicistic-evangelical form, the theological truth of
yesterday is defended as an unchangeable message against the theological
truth of today and tomorrow. Fundamentalism fails to make contact with the
present situation, not because it speaks from beyond every situation, but
because it speaks from the situation of the past. It elevates something
finite and transitory [such as personality], to infinite and eternal
validity. In this respect fundamentalism has demonic traits. It destroys the
humble honesty of the search for truth, it splits the conscience of its
thoughtful adherents, and it makes them fanatical because they are forced to
suppress elements of truth of which they are dimly aware.' (#7)

20) That the Roman languages and religious nomenclature as the Great Chain
of Being, body to mind to soul to spirit or cosmic hierarchy (#8), had
traditionally, in accordance with a Chaldean or Pythagorean 'Onomantick kind
of Arithmentick as natural divination conceptions', named the days of the
week after the visible planet dominating the first hour of each day and
symbolically assigned them to the notion of seven double letters, in
accordance with the Kabbalistic geometric paradigm and philosophical
consideration of Number (Sefirot), demonstrates that the 10 Commandments as
Decalogue, may in addition to their superficial rendering as universal
societal ethical constructs, be viewed as a micro/macro Chronological
conception.

Theodore de Bry in 1582 CE, as his supposed depiction of the astronomer and
scientist Tycho Brahe's (1546-1601 CE) Perpetual Calendar of Natural Magic,
represents each in a tabular form given as the 'Calendarium Naturale Magicum
Perpetuum Profunissimam Rerum Secretissimarum Contemplationem Complectens of
Tycho' as follows:

#3 / Saturday (sum = 15) - Saturn {Beth}
#4 / Sunday (sum = 34) - Jupiter {Gimel}
#5 / Monday (sum = 65) - Mars {Daleth}
#6 / Tuesday (sum = 111) - Sun {Kaf}
#7 / Wednesday (sum = 175) - Venus {Pe}
#8 / Thursday (sum = 260) - Mercury {Resh}
#9 / Friday (sum = 369) - Lunar {Tau}

21) To further explore this point of astrological and symbolic associations
being the basis for much of Christian theology, we regard as significant,
the work published in January 1615 CE by the Carmelite friar Paolo Antonio
Foscarini. He argues in his 'Letter concerning the Opinion of the
Pythagoreans and Copernicus about the Mobility of the Earth and Stability of
the Sun, and about the New Pythagorean System of the World', that the
heliocentric model of the solar system as cosmology was not incompatible
with the Bible. Foscarini, who in 1615 CE was also the author of a 'Treatise
on Natural Cosmological Divination', did not introduce any new principles of
biblical interpretation in his analysis; rather, he sets out and applies the
Roman Catholic Church's traditional rules of Biblical interpretation, which
he identifies as symbolic:

"When Holy Scripture attributes something to God or to any other creature
which would otherwise be improper and incommensurate, then it should be
interpreted and explained in one or more of the following ways. It is said:

1) To pertain metaphorically and proportionately, or by similitude.
2) According to our mode of consideration, apprehension, understanding,
knowing, etc.
3) According to vulgar opinion and the common way of speaking." (#9)

22) Various forms of Magic were nebulously condemned by the Talmud but
permitted were those associated with the use of 'the Laws of Creation', a
term which was later interpreted to signify the mystical names of God and
the angels:

"Moses Isserles (born 1520 CE, Krakow, Poland died May 1, 1572 CE as rabbi,
philosopher and scholar who published a commentary on the Zohar was
considered the 'Maimonides of Polish Jewry') who brings us closer to an
understanding of what the forbidden 'magic' was. 'The roots of the [magical]
arts are three,' he wrote, 'God, science, and nature... From God comes...
the power to invoke the heavenly princes by means of the holy names; the
scientific root may be illustrated by astrology, by which a man can foretell
the future, make talismans, and subdue the spirits and the powers of the
stars and the like; on natural elements depends the effectiveness of the
various types of magic, all of which consist in bringing out the inner
nature of things, whereby an expert may perform deeds strange in
appearance...' This classification is not definitive, for Isserles failed to
include the demonic 'root' of magic; his inclusion of astrology, however,
which was well known in Talmudic times but did not enter into the central
Discussions of magic, is significant of the place of that science in
particular and the divinatory arts generally in medieval magic." (#10)

23) However I ought to point out, that when speaking of the Greek term
'HOMOIS' as being related to Numbers as the square or the product of two
equal factors {ie. as the square 9\ufffd = 81 or Plato's 'ADELPHOIS NOMOIS'},
recognition is being given to the view that Greek and Roman mysticism as the
foundation to Roman Christianity as state religious / political entity was
established upon magic or the curious arts [Acts 19:18-41]. Which
erroneously assigned to odd numbers a male attribution and to even numbers a
female attribution and gave them co-jointly a spermatic quality known by the
Greek term: Other-HETEROS {ie. As an indefinite number, denoting the new
member of a series distinct from those which preceded and either carrying
the series forward}.

Other-HETEROS {ie. Secret of male & female}
The other, another, other
- to number
- the other of two
- to quality
- another: i.e. one not of the same nature, form, class, kind, different;
the others
- to number as opposed to some former person or thing [eg. Jesus of Nazareth
as the Messiah indicative of Faith-pistis 'KO INR' towards the Divine
Name-onama being 'YHWH ADNI' verses Pythagorean Tetractys/10 as
numerological triangulation upon the 'YHWH']

"This is Shem Hemaphorash {ie. The Divine Name of Extension}. It is the
beginning of all the names. The beginning is the highest name and the
lowest. Of the secret of male and female [and of] Berash Adam Vochoveh. Of
the name of four letters: Yod He Vav Heh. The great and honored name is the
knowledge of our existence, the root of the invocation. Change the beginning
of all existence. Bind to deliver by the tried and proven essence of truth.
Of favorable existence, all was created by the wisdom and desire, according
to the decree of wisdom, the desire to bless. Decree the name (which are in
Gematria equivalent) of the twelve signs (over chaos), of twelve written
words combined {seemingly symbolically related to unity of the 10 Sefirot
(Number) as continuum being a 6 dimensional notion of space, time, morality
and gender containing opposites}.

YHVH {south - Chesed/Mercy}, YHHV, YVHH {above - Netzach/Victory}, HVHY,
HVYH {north - Gevurah/Strength}, HHYV, VHYH {west - Yesod/Foundation}, VHHY,
VYHH {east - Tiferet/Beauty}, HYHV, HYVH {below - Hod/Splendour}, HHVY (#11)

Being further sustained by a symbolic theology derived from the Pythagorean
(c. 580-500 BCE) usage of the Triangulation of Number: n(n+1)/2 as
transposition applied to the Tetragrammation of 'YHWH' and known as the root
of nature or Tetractys, the 'Holy Four-fold Form'. That is:

SWEAR AN OATH AND REVERE {ie. Y + YH + YHV + YHVH (#12)}:
Yod (10) as 4(4+1)/2 = 10 + (Kether - Prime Directive as Sefirot/Number)
Yod (10) + He (5) as 5(5+1)/2 = 15 + (Chokmah - Wisdom/Throne of Glory)
Yod (10) + He (5) + Vav (6) as 6(6+1)/2 = 21 + (Binah - Understanding of
Angels)
Yod (10) + He (5) + Vav (6) + He (5) = 26 (Malkhut - Dwelling of God in
Creation)

As the total of 72 (ie. 472 BCE) [c. 57/58 CE in Romans 2:17-24] and
existing prior to the year 457 BCE (72J2W1D) from whence the Hebrews had
made several population repatriations to Jerusalem from Babylonian exile [c.
400 BCE in Ezra 2:1-2; Nehemiah 7:6-7; 450 BCE in Esther 9:6-15].

The Dead Sea Scroll fragment '4Q390 as Prophetic Apocryphon or
4QPseudo-Moses' provides an alternate theological view, in that it speaks of
these repatriations associated with Jubilee chronology ('in the seventh
Jubilee' as 343 or 7^3 (cubed) years: the 'oth {sign, signal; a
distinguishing mark; banner; remembrance; miraculous sign; omen; warning;
token, ensign, standard, miracle, proof} character as (7^3 (cubed) - 7\ufffd
years) produces a value of 294 [6J] years as a dynamic ratio within its
result of 120J (ie. 20 x 6J) Jubilees + 120 [2J3W1D] years [ie. Jubilee &
T* @ Sinai in [50J] + 12 x [6J] + [3W1D] = 6,000 years (#13)])
transpiring with both Zerubbabel's rebuilding of the 2nd Jerusalem Temple
('those who will be the first to go up from the land of captivity in order
to build the temple') under an initial decree from King Darius I in circa
520 BCE [#49, #46, #59, #39 - Achieving Oneness/ The Root of Order/ #57,
#25]. And under subsequent decree from King Artaxerxes in 72J2W1D = 457 BCE
[#9, #31, #51, #61 - Virtuosity at Using 'Beneath'/ The Virtue of Humility/
#59, #23], allowing the restoration of the Judicatory and Administrative
Process in accordance with the Laws of Moses: ('I will speak to them and
send them a precept / commandment and they will understand all that they
have abandoned, they and their fathers').

24) The Book of Raziel is a very rare publication (#14), which, like the
Sefer Yetzirah (cf: 1:13) purports to be a pre-Sinaitic oral and Kabbalistic
tradition concerning the mysteries and their relationship to the origin of
number. It claims the purpose of the anagrammation of [Exodus 14:19-21] as
the basis for a nomenclature of Angels {ie. the water of separation between
Judaism and others [Exodus 14:21] as similarly the sacrifice of the red
heifer, was a "water of separation: it is a purification for sin" against
the state religion of the Egyptian Pharaohs [Numbers 19:2-10]}, being an
articulation of the Natural, Regulative and Metempirical Philosophical
origin of language, it's relationship to the theory of number and
considerations as an heuristic overlay attributed to a chronological based
hermeneutic as 'a priori'.

25) The Book of Raziel is therefore a treatise on the Torah's deployment of
a religious nomenclature known as the traditional Great Chain of Being, body
to mind to soul to spirit or cosmic hierarchy, which had traditionally been
derived as Angels from the anagrammation of [Exodus 14:19-21]. And it
claims that by them, one is able to:

"Prophesy the lives of the ancestors. Of Elohim, learn from. Thus far,
reveal the miracles of Yahweh {ie. God}. The name of the glory and honor is
divided in 72 names coming forth from the mouth of the high priest [Kehen
Gedol]. In holiness and purity, it was received therein in a vision. It
comes forth from three scriptures. Reveal the going forth from the tribute.
Go forth to begin on path, from beginning to end.

There are three letters in every name {ie. Where the letters Aleph (Air)
+Shin (Fire) +Mem (Water) convey its all-encompassing conception (#15)}. In
each of these words is the most glorious and hidden power. Of the powers of
the highest measure, the letters are glorious and exalted.

They are delivered from three scriptures [Exodus 14:19-21] of glorious power
in the sublime and hidden secret. By them, reveal the wisdom and
enlightenment of every sublime and hidden secret. It is the secret of
heaven and earth. And is the highest secret of the letters.

They are divided in three groups of 24 names, revealing the glory of 10
divisions, seven in every division. They indicate every secret going forth
of the highest matters. The secret of the angel of Elohim as the secret to
cover with glory. The secret power of the water and the sea. The secret to
extend the hand of Moses over them. The secret of the host of Egypt and the
host of Israel. Of light and darkness, day and night. The secret of the
ancient spirit [Ruoch Qediem].

The highest and most glorious words indicate the power. Of the secret of
the ten sefirot (Number), reveal the sublime secret and glory. Reveal the
divisions of the profound secrets in places. Reveal the angel of Elohim
{ie. Metatron regarded as the demiurge or supernatural animating agent
within the universe}, of the most glorious and highest powers. Of Jochin
{counsel} and Boaz {stength} around the victory and splendor of ancient
Israel." (#16)

26) The most popular amongst these religious nomenclatures and that which
were still deployed by the time of St. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1275 CE), was
the angelic mystical schema as cosmic hierarchy proposed by the 6th century
neo-Platonic theologian Dionysius the Areopagite (Pseudo-Dionysius), upon in
John Scotus Erigena (c. 810-877 CE) as an Irish theologian and philosopher
bases his whole conception of Deity. (#17) When Erigena undertook to
translate them into Latin, he did vastly more than merely act as a
translator. He incorporated the principles of the Areopagite into his
celebrated treatise 'De Divisione Nature', in which his own speculative
system is contained, and which may be said to be as representative of his
mind as the 'De Principiis' is for Origen (185-254 CE) or the 'Summa
Theologica' for Saint Thomas:

"It will be remembered that, after maintaining as his fundamental position
[concerning] Deity, cannot be defined because it cannot be comprehended, and
that nothing whatever can be affirmed concerning it beyond the fact of its
being, Erigena went on to justify the theologians of the Church in affirming
the Unity and the Trinity. But the grounds on which Erigena justified the
authorities of the Church are significant. He did not justify the doctrine
on the ground that it was a truth revealed, or because it was an inference
demanded of the fact and claim of Christ.

It is remarkable how obscure a place Christ occupies in Erigena's conception
of Deity. The ground on which Erigena would justify the doctrine is that
Unity and Multiplicity may fairly be ascribed to the First Cause of all
things, because Deity can be regarded in its simplicity as one and then
regarded as extended, [in accord with philosophical and hermetic tenets of
Pythagorean number symbolism (#18) as an indefinite number, which denotes
the new member of a series distinct from those which preceded and either
carrying the series forward] into multiplicity. But it is impossible to
avoid the criticism that this ascription of Unity and Multiplicity to Deity
is not the same thing as the doctrine of the Trinity. Nor is it obvious why
the Trinity should be substituted for Multiplicity. Moreover, this
Multiplicity exists subjectively in the human mind rather than in being of
Deity: since it is expressly forbidden by the author's fundamental principle
to say anything whatever concerning Deity beyond the fact that it exists."
(#19)

27) Dionysius originated the distinction between cataphatic {ie. the
production, by way of negation, of straightforward, positive assertions
about the nature of God} and apophatic {ie. a metempirical assertion, as an
attempt to gain and express knowledge of God, by describing what God is not,
rather than by describing what God is} theology and in his treatise, 'The
Ecclesiastical Hierarchy', sought to establish angelic orders of
intelligences, which were reflected in the structure of the earthly church
and presupposed to form a continuum between God and the believer. These are
typically equivalent to the Kabbalistic conception of the 72 sacred names
divided in three groups of 24 names conveyed by Jewish mystical literature
contemporaneous to the Christian era, such as the Sepher Raziel, Yetzirah,
Bahir and Zohar. Being classed into three Hierarchies, appointing them their
respective offices in the performance of the word and will of God: First
Order (Those closest to God); Second Order (Composed of the priest-princes
of the court of heaven) and the Third Order (Constituted by the ministering
angels). Pope Innocent III in his 1198 CE mystical treatise on Empire and
Papacy, seemingly draws upon these mythological allegories when he
accordingly defines the Papal authority, as:

"The creator of the universe set up two great luminaries in the firmament of
heaven; the greater light to rule the day, the lesser light to rule the
night. In the same way for the firmament of the universal Church, which is
spoken of as heaven, he appointed two great dignities; the greater to bear
rule over souls (these being, as it were, days), the lesser to bear rule
over bodies (those being, as it were, nights). These dignities are the
pontifical authority and the royal power. Furthermore, the moon derives her
light from the sun, and is in truth inferior to the sun in both size and
quality, in position as well as effect. In the same way the royal power
derives its dignity from the pontifical authority: and the more closely it
cleaves to the sphere of that authority the less is the light with which it
is adorned; the further it is removed, the more it increases in splendor."
(#20)

THE CHURCH'S TRIPLE STANDARD AS TREASON AGAINST AUTONOMY
28) Pope Innocent III (1198 CE) suggestion, that the papal authority is
derived from the Sun and the Moon, is at divergence to Philo of Alexandria's
(20 BCE-50 CE) comment that even they are sub-ordinate to some other power:
'the sun and the moon, and the entire heaven and the whole world labor,
inasmuch as they are not endowed with independent power' [Philo of
Alexandria 20BCE-50CE, On Cherubim, #7, #88] being further related to a
heuristic attributed to a chronological based hermeneutic as a priori to the
natural, regulative and metempirical principles underlying the language
taxonomy as teleological argument: "For though by this time you ought to be
teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first-ARCHE
principles-STOICHEION {ie. the elements such as the letters of the alphabet
(#21), as the rudiments, primary and fundamental principles of any art,
science, or discipline may be considered as a paradigm, the pattern or
example, a set of concepts etc., that are shared by a community of scholars
or scientists: Telos = Arch + c\ufffd} of the oracles-LOGION {ie. the 10
Commandments [Romans 3:1-2]} of God-THEOS" [Hebrews 5:12-14]

29) Such a metaphysical hypothesis, relating to both the origins of language
and number as its principle purpose being an encyclical architecture for
establishing regimes of governance, is further sustained by several
immutable historical facts, namely:

a) A comment made by Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Victoria recalling
the atmosphere of German nationalism, militarism and hatred of foreigners
describes the Kaiser's chancellor, Otto von Bismarck's autocratic ways, in a
letter to her mother, Queen Victoria in 1875, wherein she said: 'His views
of the press are medieval. In general he is a medieval person for whom the
true theories of freedom and modern government are like Hebrew.' (#22)

b) In many instances within Australia's history, the organizational prowess
of Freemasonry provided the impetus and foundational architecture for the
origin of Trade Unions and working peoples organizations. This function may
be readily observed in the mathematical matrix interpretation given to the
Hebrew letters and symbolism conveyed by the 100 year Memorial Capstone of
the Royal Arch Freemasons Australia dated 30 May, 1999, situated at the
Hotel Sofitel, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne. These Hebrew letters are
associated to the 'Universe of Discourse' as 9(9\ufffd+1)/2 (#369 vMeme/Moment
matrix) - 3(3\ufffd+1)/2 (#15) = 354 day, typical lunar cycle being a perennial
and organizational philosophy uniting reason, faith and the mechanism for
[#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/ Administration of Government /#73,
#9], as follows:

1) Mem = [#46, #71, #28, #48 - Forgetting/ Forgetting Knowledge]
2) Aleph = ie. #369 as [#53, #70, #69, #59 - A Sensible Guide/ Hold Fast To
Reason]
3) Shin = [#6, #69, #20, #70 - Difficulty in Knowing How/ Difficult to
Understand]
4) Kaf = [#1, #5, #61, #81 - Making the Essence Clear/ Propounding the
Essential]
5) Aleph = [#8, #4, #12, #2 - Contrast of Terms/ Self-Culture]
6) He = [#69, #3, #53, #13 - Status/ Loathing Shame]
7) Heth = [#64, #1, #4, #24 - Important Distinctions/ Trouble from
Indulgence]
8) Shin = [#71, #80, #45, #35 - Great Guiding Signs?/ The Virtue of
Benevolence]

At a time when Australian mateship is being denigrated and generational
dysfunction is widespread, there is little awareness of what used to tie
communities together, what 'solidarity' can mean or how the 'labour movement
' built it self in the first place. (#23)

30) Furthermore, the metaphor that the sun and the moon are sub-ordinate to
a natural, regulative and metempirical power as transcendent principle in
consequence of Providence, is that which Philo of Alexandria 20BCE-50CE as
Jewish political and theological propagandist, was "unable to trace out
accurately [concerning] the respective natures and powers of each, therefore
[except to say that eclipses are a natural consequence of the rules which
regulate the divine natures of the sun and moon, and is otherwise] reduced
to silence about them. (#24)" But nevertheless remains analogous with the
Philosopher Plato's insight that consciousness of God rests in reason, the
supreme function of man's spiritual life. With which he contributed to the
religious philosophy of antiquity one of its most fruitful concepts:
"...that reason, in virtue of its knowledge of virtue, also controls moral
action, is made clear in the metaphor of the helmsman. As in the microcosm,
man, so in the universe there rules as king of heaven and earth (alethinos
kai theios nous). In intercourse and marriage with pure being (to auti
autos) man brings forth nous (mind) and aletheia (truth) [1 John 5:20]."
[KITTEL 1995 IV:954]

31) It is not therefore possible for members of Christian communities of
faith to engage in the subject of homogeneity, as it has been
meta-morphisosed by religious fundamentalism in the latter part of the 20th
century, without giving any historical regard for the view that the theory
of eugenics {ie. bringing about improvement in the type of offspring
produced; having good inherited characteristics} and racialism which was
foundational to German socialism known as the Nazi Party, together with its
theological perspectives of anti-Semitism and homosexuality, obtained its
predominant impetus from Catholic theology.

32) It is imperative therefore that any Christian or other religious
denomination, fraternity, association or political lobbying group making
submissions to this Committee, be required by law to substantiate their
usage of the term 'Christian' as embodiment of their claim to such religious
belief-If they do not have a teleological statement as chronological 'a
priori' which they can make in support of such an otherwise insubstantial
claim to religious belief, it ought to be construed that they are simply
promulgating quasi-scientific, psychological and spiritual dogmas as the
institutional practice of treason against the autonomous rights of others:

"And above all things have fervent love for one another, for 'love will
cover a multitude of sins.' Be hospitable-PHILOXENOS to one another without
grudging. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as
good stewards-OIKONOMOS {a house distributor (that is, manager), or
overseer, that is, an employee in that capacity; by extension a fiscal agent
(treasurer); figuratively a preacher (of the Gospel); chamberlain, governor,
steward} of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak-LALEO
as the oracles-LOGION of God-THEOS." [1 Peter 4:8-11]

33) The primary question therefore arises, that in adopting an apophatic or
cataphatic theological conception of God as religious belief known by the
term Way-HODOS: "Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me,
But this I confess to you, that according to the Way {Gk. HODOS / Heb. DEREK
(of peace-SHALOM) [Romans 3:17]} which they call a sect [Acts 28:22], so I
worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the
Law and the Prophets. I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept,
that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the
unjust." [Acts 24:13-15]

34) Whereupon it draws its hermetic impetus from symbolic associations of
Number-HETEROS {ie. As an indefinite number, denotes the new member of a
series distinct from those which preceded and either carrying the series
forward}, in that it historically assigned to odd numbers a male attribution
and to even numbers a female attribution-giving them co-jointly a spermatic
quality. Whether such profession, being 'one not of the same nature, form,
class, kind, different' has a consequence upon our understanding- KATHORAOA
{to behold fully, that is, (figuratively) distinctly apprehend; clearly see}
of the eternal-AIDIOS power-DUNAMIS {Male Personification of Miraculous
Power} as Godhead-THEIOTES {Divinity as the Sefirot of the Kabbalah}
[Romans 1:19-23] and might be more appropriately characterized as specious.

35) Whilst many such religionists as hymenealists whose quasi-religious and
quasi-philosophical opinion evolved from magic theology, would advocate
marriage as the societal model and vehicle for human, religious and
Constitutional rights (ie. the freedom to have no belief) which is inclusive
of an atheist, the secondary consideration is whether such practice as
belief in God, also has an impact upon our understanding of the very
autonomous nature and extent of the equivalent-HOMOIOS {as being related to
Numbers as the square 9\ufffd = 81 or the product of two equal factors; Plato's
'ADELPHOIS NOMOIS'} and their reciprocal powers-EXOUSIAZO as unequivocally
equitable human, religious and Constitutional right, that is granted the
individual over their own-IDIOS body-SOMA:

"Nevertheless-DE, to avoid-DIA fornication-PORNEIA {ie. The betrayal of the
autonomous {autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} nature by
hymeneal occult and idolatrous practice as claimed piety}, let
every-HEKASTOS {ie. male, female, one} man have-ECHO his own-HEAUTOU
wife-GUNE, and let every-HEKASTOS woman have-ECHO her own-IDIOS
husband-ANER. Let the husband-ANER render-APODIDOMAI unto the wife-GUNE
due-OPHEILO benevolence-EUNOIA: and likewise-HOMOIOS the-KAI wife-GUNE unto
the husband-ANER. The wife-GUNE hath not power-EXOUSIAZO of her own-IDIOS
body-SOMA, but the husband-ANER: and likewise-HOMOIOS also-KAI the
husband-ANER hath not power-EXOUSIAZO of his own-IDIOS body-SOMA, but the
wife-GUNE." [1 Corinthians 7:2-4]

36) All too frequently popular appeal is made to the literal Bible claim:
"Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male
and female, '[Therefore shall a man leave] his father and mother, and cleave
to his wife, and become one flesh. And he has given you dominion over her.
[...] He has separated her from her mother, and towards you is her heart.
And she shall be for you, to (be) one flesh. Your daughter he will separate
for another (man), and your sons for the daughters of your neighbor, and
you, to (be) together with the wife of your bosom, for she is the flesh of
your nakedness. And who(ever) wants to have dominion over her, apart from
you, has displaced the boundary of his life.' What therefore God hath joined
together, let not man put asunder." [Matthew 19:4-6; 4Q418 - 4QInstruction
Fragment 10:5-8 Dead Sea Scrolls BRILL 1998:867]

37) The distinction here is not between heterosexuality v's homosexuality
{ie. let brotherly-philadelphia love-philadelphia continue-meno
[1Thessalonians 4:3-9; Hebrews 13:1]} but the integrity of being as the
fidelity of Hebrew/Greek Christianity to the Gospel and to which the
forefathers gave witness [Psalm 78:1-8], to that of the infidelity of
idolatrous pagan practices of the time. Within Hebraic religious culture,
the biblical view that such union, is established by an act of Nature
between a 'man and his wife', stands in contrast to a 3rd party
ecclesiastical collusion facilitated by theurgical ritual as the difference
between it's autonomous practice as the course of life as opposed to ritual
and mimicry as mockery:

"That no man go-huperbaino beyond-huperbaino {transcend} and
defraud-pleonekteo {to be covetous, that is, (by implication) to over reach}
his brother-adelphos in any matter-pragma . For God did not called us to
uncleanness-akatharsia {ie. abstinance of idolatry-porneia (incest and
adultery) as ecclesiastical practice of piety; cf: katharmoi is the
purification rites such as marriage pertaining to the Lower Mysteries and
teletai as the perfection of labors pertaining to the Greater Mysteries of
Bacchus, whereby the Initiate (thiaseuesthai) is brought into the religious




fraternity or organisation (thiasos)}, but in holiness. Therefore he who
rejects-atheteo {to set aside, that is, (by implication) to disesteem,
neutralize or violate; cast off, despise, disannul, frustrate, bring to
nought, reject} this, does not reject man, but God, who also gives us his
holy Spirit. But concerning brotherly-philadelphia love-philadelphia you
have no need-chreia {employment, that is, an affair; also (by implication)
occasion, demand, requirement or destitution; business, lack, necessarity,
needful, use, want; cf: Apostolic succession [Acts 6:1-7]} that I should
write to you, for you yourselves-autos taught-theodidaktos of
God-theodidaktos to love-agapao one-allelon another-allelon . that you also
aspire-philotimeomai {eagerly pursue honor} to lead a quiet life-hesuchazo
{refrain from labor, meddlesomeness or speech} , to mind-prasso {perform
repeatedly or habitually} your-idios own-idios business-idios, and to work
with your own hands-cheir {the hand (literally or figuratively power;
especially [by Hebraism] as a means or instrument}." [1Thessalonians 4:3-11]

Even so, the ritual practice known as marriage, commemorates and emulates
the receiving of the Everlasting Covenant known as Decalogue and it is
related to the virtue and integrity of one's word in continuing respect to
one's parents that are articulated by the laws concerning vows {ie. to swear
an oath is to seven oneself}: "These are the statutes, which the LORD
commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his
daughter (and son), being yet in her (or his) youth in her (or his) father's
house." [Numbers 30:16]

38) However, it ought to be remembered that the greatness of the ancients is
directly traceable to their religious-philosophical institutions called the
Mysteries. The Greek Mysteries were the foundation of the State and
protectors of communal security. (#25) This systematic structure of
governance exists within the composition of the Commonwealth of Australia,
where there is on the one hand, a separation of powers between:

a) The Parliament;
b) The Government Executive;
c) The Judicatory;
d) The Church and States.

However, the 369 day chronological and mathematical Kabbalistic matrix
provides not only a mechanism for [#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/
Administration of Government/ #73, #9] in which each of the states may
participate:

a) Queensland;
b) New South Wales;
c) Victoria;
d) Tasmania;
e) Northern Territory;
f) South Australia;
g) Western Australia.

But is also the foundation for a perennial solar/lunar [ie. 9(9\ufffd+1)/2
(#369) - 3(3\ufffd+1)/2 (#15) = 354 lunar cycle] philosophy uniting reason and
faith.

39) The argument here, if we may borrow the metaphor of Number-HETEROS, is
that they are traditionally regarded as not 'one of the same nature, form,
class, kind, being different'. This is derived from the view of gender,
which assigned to odd numbers a male attribution, and to even numbers a
female attribution-giving them co-jointly a spermatic quality, which is
indistinguishable from priapism. And thereby considered them 'as an
indefinite number, denoting the new member of a series distinct from those
which preceded and either carrying the series forward':

"It is Aphrodite who deceived me and brought me out of my village. My only
daughter I left behind my good understanding, and handsome husband. For
when the soul leaves her perfect husband because of the treachery of
Aphrodite, who exists here in the act of begetting, then she will suffer
harm. But if she sighs and repents, she will be restored to her house.
Certainly Israel wouldn't in the first place have been visited to be brought
out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, if it had not sighed
to God and wept for the oppression of its labours. [Psalms 6:5-9]" [Exegesis
on the Soul, Nag Hammadi Library p 198]

40) On the converse, within Jewish thought they are considered to be 1/2 of
each other as 'soul-mates' to whom equal right is granted as 'one-flesh', in
declaration of God's sovereignty and oneness. Independent historical
references of 3rd century Hebrew-Greek Jewish-Christian Gnosticism, conveys
this same view of unity of soul, namely: "For since that marriage {

ie. The one from heaven the father sent her as her man, who is her brother,
the firstborn. Then the bridegroom came down to the bride. She gave up her
former prostitutions of the adulterers, and she was renewed to be his bride:
'Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is
with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from
them, and then shall they fast' [Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19; Luke 5:34; John
3:29]

} is not like carnal marriage, those who have intercourse with one another
will be satisfied with that intercourse. And as if it were a burden they
leave behind them the annoyance of physical desire and they turn their faces
from each other. But this marriage [is also like carnal marriage in that]
once they unite with one another, they become a single life. Wherefore the
prophet [Moses] concerning the first man and the first woman said, 'They
will become one flesh.' [Genesis 2:23-24] For they were originally joined to
one another when they were with the father before the woman led astray the
man, who is her brother {ie. Gk philadelphia as brotherly love or soul
mate}. This marriage has brought them back together again and the soul has
been joined to her true love, her real master, as it is written [cf: Genesis
3:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Ephesians 5:3]" [Exegesis on the Soul, Nag Hammadi
Library p 194-195]

41) Therefore, the Hebrew Torah Scholar, Greek Philosopher and Christian
Apostle's regard of marriage reflects this 'co-joining as soul mate' by oath
(the problem being, people do not abide by their word) as the means for
preserving those from religious persecution of the time. And according to
Jewish belief, the soul of the Messiah is conveyed as likewise having a
co-brother called Sandolfon as the left side cherubim, who although being
male, is given an inclusive female attribute: "He that hath the bride is the
bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him,
rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is
fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease." [John 3:29-30]

42) The Greek word HOMOIOS meaning 'similar or like' which is often used in
parabolic mystery formulas as being descriptive of the nature (viz. "The
Lord-kurios/YAHWEH our God-theos/'elohiym is One-heis/'echad
Lord-kurios/YAHWEH" [Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4]) of the kingdom of heaven
[Matthew 13:24-52], implies that the same equitable power-EXOUSIAZO as
autonomy over his/her own-IDIOS body-SOMA is granted to the individual as
being unequivocally equal rights pursued as the Way with virtue and
integrity. That is, the term HOMOIOS means:

i) Of the same kind; like or resembling;
(1) those who have the same position and rights;
ii) Of like disposition; the same;
(1) men of the same mind or party; of the same rank or station
(2) expression of closeness of agreement
(3) one and the same
(4) the same as usual
(5) all one to us
(6) homois antapodidonai give 'tit for tat'
(7) on equal terms, in fair fight
iii) In relation to possessions, 'belonging equally in common'
(1) accruing equally to all, general
(2) approaching all equally
iv) In geometry, 'similar' of figures
(1) of triangles in the sense of equal
(2) of numbers being the square of a number as the product of two equal
factors eg: 9\ufffd = 81
v) Emphasizing the agreement by which one thing is similar or equal to
another
vi) Hebrew equivalent is Mem (#40) + Yod (#10) + Final Nun (#50 / #500) =
#100 / #550 {species as one of the same nature, form, class, kind, same;
stalk of corn; him, her, it; sexual intercourse, salaciousness; feast of
dedication of a temple / Arrow; By; Aphrodite Cythereia as the Greek Goddess
associated with the planet Venus, of eternal beauty and erotic desire who
according to legend, when taken to Olympus and presented to Zeus and the
other gods. Everyone admired her and was dazzled by her beauty. She had many
sexual relationships including Zeus (Jupiter), Ares (Mars), Poseidon, her
brothers Hermes and Dionysus and mortals such as Anchises a prince of
Dardania (near Troy), as many of those who wanted her as their own wife.

According to mythical accounts given of Greek legend, Priapus was conceived
from an illicit rape and solicitations by Zeus (or Dionysus) of Aphrodite;
but Hera as Zeus' wife in a jealous rage performed an incantation on the
still pregnant Aphrodite, rendering the infant deformed by enlarged
genitalia. Priapus was the god who presided over the fertility of vegetable
crops. He was also worshipped as the protector of sheep, goats, bees, the
vine, and of all garden produce. The god depicted here in a fresco from the
ancient Roman city of Pompeii (destroyed in 79 CE -
<http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/telos/images/priapism.jpg>) is of a
dwarfish man with oversized red genitals and wearing a Phygian cap. His
statue was set-up in vegetable plots to promote garden fertility but doubled
as a 'scarecrow' to keep away birds}

Or Kaf (#20) + Mem (#40) + Vav (#6) = #66 {like = HOMOIOS; damage, loss;
babbler as spermologist [Acts 17:16-21] or seed-picker as crow [Matthew
13:3-30; Mark 4:3-29; Luke 8:5-18]; total books in the bible}
(1) [#66, #15, #76, #25 - What's behind it all?/ Imaging the Mysterious/
#72, #10]
(2) [#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/ Administration of Government/
#73, #9]
(3) [#26, #10, #66, #5 - Natural Guidance/ The Function of Emptiness/ #54,
#28]
(4) [#22, #74, #56, #66 - Strategic Reversal/ Putting Oneself Behind/ #36,
#46]
(5) [#48, #55, #19, #49 - Sage's Constancy/ Trust in Virtue/ #66, #16]
(6) [#34, #65, #63, #33 - Achievable Goals/ The Virtue of Discrimation/ #16,
#66]

43) Among the Spartans and in other aristocratic and oligarchical {ie. where
power is vested in the few} societies, the term 'hoi homoioi' describes
individuals of the same rank or station. It is over the inscription upon the
altar to the 'agnostos theos' (Unknown God) to which the Apostle Paul
directs his defence against ridicule. Even though history fails to record
the decisive term 'Xenos' as 'stranger or an anonymous hero-saviour'
associated as the character central to the drama of the event on Mars Hill,
the Athenians serious intent is established by Jerome's (c. 347-420 CE) note
on the inscription: 'Diis Asiae et Europae et Africae diis ignotis et
peregrinis {ie. Of divine matters Asia, Europe and Africa are destitute,
being ignorant as foreigners or barbarians of the substance of things}'. But
above all it is God's answer to a serious question, like the no less
specifically oriented address by the Apostle Peter in [Acts 2:12-39]. The
Athenians, of course, ask in the sense of a religio eventualis {ie. true
religion is the result of action}, whereas Paul proclaims, not the one
unknown and true god of the philosophy of religion with all their illicit
sexual affairs and procreations embellished by mythology, but the very
different God, whom for the world is in fact a strange God in the ultimate
sense. [KITTEL 1995, V:8] "Let brotherly-philadelphia love-philadelphia
continue-meno. Do not forget-epilanthanomai to entertain-philonexia
strangers-philonexia, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained
angels. Remember the prisoners as if chained with them, and those who are
mistreated, since we ourselves are in the body also. Marriage is honorable
among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will
judge." [Hebrews 13:1-4]

44) The Apostle Paul therefore uses the term relating to knowing the
'UNKNOWN GOD' within the context of the classical Greek poets: ".For we are
also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought
not to think that the Godhead-THEIOS is like-HOMOIOS unto gold, or silver,
or stone, graven by art and man's device." [Acts 17:28-29] As the basis for
his observation on the cultic view of deity given to idolatry [Acts 17:16;
Acts 19:25-28], the Godhead cannot be represented by a likeness of any
object including male and female, since it is not like gold or silver or
stone or a statue graven by the device of man. [TDNT 1998 V:187-188]

45) Whilst the Godhead cannot be set forth with the help of earthly or human
means, it exists within-ENTOS each, [Luke 17:21] as we are his offspring:
"...because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for since the
creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even his eternal-AIDIOS
power-DUNAMIS {Male Personification of Miraculous Power} and
Godhead-THEIOTES {Divinity as the Sefirot (Number) of the Kabbalah}, so that
they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not
glorify him as God, nor were they thankful, but became futile in their
thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise,
they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an
image like corruptible man-'The likeness of male and female' [Deuteronomy
4:16]" [Romans 1:19-23]

46) This view is further sustained by a 3rd century CE Nag Hammadi tractate
titled 'The Exegesis on the Soul', as one of the few literary examples to
survive systematic ecclesiastical attempts at censorship and genocide. (#26)
It accords us with a rare exegetical perspective on the notion of
'fornication-PORNEIA', saying: "But as to this prostitution the Apostles of
the Savior commanded [cf. Acts 15:20, 29; 21:25, 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1
Corinthians 6:18; 2 Corinthians 7:1], 'Guard yourselves against it, purify
yourselves from it', speaking not just of the prostitution of the body but
especially of that of the soul. For this reason the apostles write to the
churches of God, that such prostitution might not occur among us. Yet the
greatest struggle has to do with the prostitution of the soul. From it
arises the prostitution of the body as well. Therefore Paul, writing to the
Corinthians [1 Corinthians 5:9-10], said, I wrote you in the letter, 'Do not
associate with prostitutes,' not at all meaning the prostitutes of this
world or the greedy or the thieves or the idolaters, since then you would
have to go out from the world. Here it is speaking spiritually-'For our
struggle is not against flesh and blood-as he said in [Ephesians 6:12]-but
against the world rulers of this darkness and the spirits of wickedness.'"
[The Nag Hammadi Library, \ufffd 1988 E. J. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, The
Exegesis of the Soul, 130:19-131:12]

47) The Hebrew Torah Scholar, Greek Philosopher and Christian Apostle Paul
has in mind, that the death of Christ on the Cross brings about a
spoiling-apekduomai of the pagan Priesthoods aligned with Roman State
Religion as 'rulers-kosmokrater of the obscurity-skotos of this age-aion'
engaging in 'spiritual-pneumatikos wickedness-porneia' when he speaks of
'principalities-arche and powers-exousia, he made-deigmatizo a
show-deigmatizo of them openly-en-parrhesia, triumphing-thriambeuo'
[Colossians 2:15]. And is further emphasized by his elsewhere raising a
particular concern over the great sin of the bible. He is here using
language 'principalities-arche' and 'powers-exousia' normally associated
with a particular nomenclature as Kabbalistic celestial hierarchy of
governance by which it occurs-The advocacy of equitable governance {HOMOIOS}
as conveyed by the definition given by the Greek word HODOS or the Hebrew
word Derek (German for Ruler) as a systematic approach to governance and
autonomous {autos / ones true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} rights being
representative of Hebrew/Greek Jewish-Christian belief, which stands in
contrast to the denial of it as claimed religious belief which is
indistinguishable from present day fascist ideology (which we must as matter
of social conscience, strenuously object to) as nothing more than a
linguistic conception of hermetic mysticism as number {HETEROS as an
indefinite number, denoting the new member of a series distinct from those
which preceded and either carrying the series forward} derived philosophy or
theology of the magians--an aberration of reality:

"Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths
reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that
the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying 'This
Jesus who I preach to you is the Christ.' .

But the Jews who were not persuaded becoming envious . dragged Jason {he
that cures} and some brethren to the rulers-politarches of the city, crying
out, 'These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. Jason
has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of the
Caesar, saying there is another-HETEROS king-Jesus.'" [Acts 17:2-7]

48) The New Testament issue may also be viewed more properly as being the
product and consequence of increased Hellenisation and subsequent
religious/political sub-ordination to Roman and pagan domination by virtue
of the hymeneal collusion {ie. the leaven} initially between Jewish nobility
and the Idumean King Herod the Great, who being ancestrally Palestinian, had
no participation within the Torah covenant of Mt Sinai, and the Sadducees
{White Washers and Men of Mockery} and Pharisees {Flattery Seekers} who gave
credence to a lie-Where on matters of Godhead conveyed by the Way-HODOS as
claim to religious belief and governance {ie. HOMOIOS}, it was attributed to
the Roman Emperors as a status of Divinity within the Greek / Roman state as
religious / political entity as their adoption of Baal-Poer or Priapism as
subjugation by Roman governance. [Deuteronomy 13:6-11]

49) The usage of the Greek term 'arsenokoite' {ie. men who act against
principles of covenant compared to 'arsenogenes' as men who act against
principles or mores of race} and therefore by imputation, the term 'malakos'
{ie. as pretension to the kingdom of heaven in the greatest degree} are
assigned to the prophecy concerning the Angel Metatron as soul of the
Messiah, as the Lord of Sabaoth, Lord of Hosts, Forces & Authority over
Chaos, Memra, Word, Shekinah, Holy Spirit, by Acts of Divine Providence
within Jewish Kabbalistic thought or Pistis-Sophia within Jewish-Greek
Gnosticism. Being further assigned to the Angel Michael as a name derived
by Themurah (#27) from the term Angel given in [Exodus 23:21; 23] as:

Mem (#40) + Lamed (#30) + Aleph (#1) + Final Kaf (#500) = #571 % 81 [#4]

[#4, #29, #2, #72 - Self-Love/ Holding Oneself Dear]
[#8, #4, #12, #2 - Contrast of Terms/ Self-Culture]
[#64, #1, #4, #24 - Important Distinctions/ Trouble from Indulgence]
[#72, #63, #75, #4 - Using Guidance/ Sourceless such as Gematria]
[#74, #13, #70, #80 - Primitivist Independence/ Remaining in Isolation/ #4,
#78]
[#8, #4, #12, #2 - Contrast of Terms/ Self-Culture/ #78, #4]

50) And this appears to be consequently interconnected to the theological
notion of the Angel Metatron to which the anagrammation of [Exodus 14:19-21]
is also associated: "Of the palace of Metatron, the name comes from the
Nepheshoth, the most righteous of the universe. Of the profound secret,
Metatron is all the actions and power of Shaddai, of all the one power."
[Raziel p 196] Within Jewish mysticism, the Arch-Angel Metatron is the
demiurge who was important only because his name is mathematically
equivalent of Shaddai, one of God's name and is regarded as companion to the
Angel Sandolfon {co-brother} who, being 'taller than his comrades by a
distance of 500 years' has a significance as the left-handed cherubim of the
ark of the covenant, in having an intimate attendance upon God himself.

51) Curiously the Angel / Daemon known as Mitzrael (Mizreal) 40, 90, 200 =
#330 which is derived from the anagrammation of the Torah text of [Exodus
14:19-21], has historically been understood by this ancient literature, 'The
Book of Raziel' as relating to the image {Heb: KO INR) of (Heb: ADNI} with
the three signs of the name. Speak (Heb. YHWH ADNI) is the name of the host.
According to Biblical records, this was assigned to Jesus {He is saved/A
savior; a deliverer} of Nazareth {one chosen or set apart; separated;
crowned; sanctified}, by isopsephy as a Kabbalistic notion this value
equates with the word Ison(omia) meaning 'equilibrium, equal distribution,
balance, equality of political rights'. And within the Aten based Egyptian
occult practice which pervaded the early 20th Century as HRUMACHIS - 'The
Holy Spirit of Truth and Justice':

"I receive not honor from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of
God in you. I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another
shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which
receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God
only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that
accuses you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye
would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his
writings, how shall ye believe my words?" [John 5:41-47]

52) As the initials above the Cross deploying a further Kabbalistic
technique known as notarikon, {ie. As the abbreviated composition of a word
from the beginning or end of several words} records his alleged crime as the
infringement of religious and political sensitivities being: INR = IESVS
NAZARENVS REX IVDAEORVM. {Jesus Nazareth King of the Jews} [Matthew 27:37;
Mark 15:26; John 19:19; Luke 23:38]

53) It is said that the Torah text [Exodus 23:20-22] specifically refers to
the Arch-Angel Metatron: "Behold, I send an angel of mercy before you to
guard you in the land, to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
Pay attention before him and listen to (his) voice, and do not rebel against
his words, for my holy name in invoked upon him, for he will not forgive or
pardon your sins, for my holy name is invoked upon him. But if you listen
to the voice of my Memra and do all that it says, I will hate whoever hates

you, and I will oppress whoever oppresses you." [\ufffd 1994 The Order of Saint
Benedict Aramaic Targum of Neofiti 1: Exodus 23:20-22]

54) Whilst the designation was also applied to John {Grace or mercy of the
Lord} the Baptist as the Dead Sea Scroll's Teacher of Righteousness, it is
thought to apply to the son of man in the Last Days [Matthew 25:31-46]:

"And his father Zacharias {memory of the Lord} was filled with the Holy
Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he
hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of
salvation for us in the house of his servant David {well beloved; dear}; As
he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world
began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all
that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember
his holy covenant; The oath which he swore to our father Abraham {father of
a multitude}, that he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of
the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and
righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shall
be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shall go before the face of
the Lord to prepare his ways-HODOS; To give knowledge of salvation unto his
people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God;
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them
that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the
way-HODOS of peace-EIRENE. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel." [Luke
1:67-80]

55) And it is upon this central theological notion, as claimed Christian
belief which is inevitably barren of soul, having no justification and
simply engaging in pretension as presumption of piety, that the term
'MALAKOS' is referenced, but elsewhere in [1 Corinthians 6:9], erroneously
translated as Homosexual rather than the present day ecclesiastical
authorities as then being the Sadducees {White Washers and Men of Mockery}
and Pharisees {Flattery Seekers} aligned with King Herod the Great (37-4 (1)
BCE) to King Agrippa II (c. 27-(50-93 CE) as sub-ordination to the Roman
Caesars from Augustus (44 BCE-14 CE), Tiberius (15 CE) to Vitellius (69 CE)
as Roman State Religion:

"What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed-kalamos
shaken-saleuo by the wind-anemos? But what did you go out to see? A man
clothed in soft-MALAKOS {

'No one-and I mean no one-denied most of the major aspects of Judaism for
many centuries after the Sinaitic event. The first record we have of formal
schisms within Judaism is close to the period of the Mishna (such as the
Sadducees), roughly 1000 years later! (See our class on 1:3
<http://www.torah.org/learning/pirkei-avos/chapter1-3.html>) Even then, the
doubters denied only the Oral Law-the explanation and elaboration of the
Scripture as handed down orally by Moses. For no one at that time could have
ever gotten away with the claim that the Written Torah was not authentic.
Such a claim would have been regarded as patently absurd; it would have been
laughed off the stage of history. We all knew there was a Torah.' [Courtesy:
\ufffd 2004 Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld Pirkei Avos on Does God Exist? Chapter 3 Mishna
10 (a), Project Genesis <http://www.torah.org>]

} garments-himation? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in
luxury-truphe are in the kings' courts. But what did you go out to see? A
prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. This is he of whom it
is written: 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare
your way before you.' [Exodus 23:20-22] For I say to you, among those born
of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is
least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." [Luke 7:24-28]

56) It is therefore representative as the Christian Gospel and the
'rulers-kosmokrater of the obscurity-skotos of this age-aion' who engage in
'spiritual-pneumatikos wickedness-porneia', [Ephesians 6:12] in that they
commit spiritual adultery-being the elevation of carnal marriage and
procreation {ie. HETEROS} to being a spiritual verity and equitable to a
spiritual marriage as the individual's integrity of soul as autonomous
{autos / one's true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} participation within the
Everlasting Covenant experience as claim to religious belief, thought and
conscience which is free from impugnity and coercion. Namely, that they
fraudulently lay claim to the Spirit of God thereby "compeling her to live
with them and render service to them upon their bed {ie. 'arsenokoite' as
men who act against principles of covenant as 'arsenogenes' equates with men
who act against principles or mores of race}, as if they were her masters."
[The Nag Hammadi Library, \ufffd 1988 E. J. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, The
Exegesis of the Soul]

57) The New Testament Era Roman Caesars Tiberius (14-37 CE), and Gaius
(Caligula) (37-41 CE), Claudius (41-54 CE), Nero (54-68 CE) as claimed pagan
divinities within the Roman State Religion engaged in homogeneity in
addition to gamogeneity. [Romans 1:18-32] History records that Roman
Emperor Aulus Vitellius (69 CE) son of Lucius born in 15 CE spent his
boyhood and early youth at Capreae, among the wantons of Roman Emperor
Tiberius (14-37 CE) in his retirement to the island resort, with his
Babylonian/Egyptian Astrologer. That it is the reason he got the reputation
in being branded for all time with the nickname Spintria (Heb. Qadesh as
Sodomite) and is suspected of having been the cause of his father's first
advancement at the expense of his own chastity.

58) He held a prominent place at court, enjoying the favor of 3 successive
Roman Emperors: winning the intimacy of Emperor Gaius (Caligula whereby
160,000 people lost their lives to celebrate his coming to power) 37-41 CE,
of Emperor Claudius (41-54 CE) and he was still dearer to Emperor Nero 54-68
CE. Being honored, not only with political positions but also with
distinguished priesthoods to Apollo and local planetary and agricultural
divinities such as Priapus.

59) Thus there is no reason to disbelieve, that when Caligula refers to
'Jews' as 'God Haters' during Philo of Alexandria's diplomatic embassy to
Rome in 38 CE to quell objections to actual, rather than intellectual pagan
incursions within the various Jewish Synagogues, that the Jewish
ecclesiastical authorities under Roman governance, had already delivered
many Hebrew/Greek Jewish-Christian candidates up to 'imprisonment and
execution' as some of the 160,000 sacrificed in the rejoicing in celebration
of Roman Emperor Caligula (37-41 CE) as his ascension to power and the Age
of Saturn, and who later claimed Divine Honors to himself as head (ie.
Godhead) of the Roman State Religion as religious / political entity:

"I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of
Nazareth. This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in
prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were
put to death, I cast my vote against them {ie. perhaps his conversion
occurred in circa 37 CE and not circa 36 CE}. And I punished them often in
every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly
enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities." [Acts
26:9-11]

60) The Apostle Paul is historically recorded as present at the stoning of
Stephen in circa 33 CE as the conclusion of the prophet Daniel's 70 weeks
cryptic Messianic prophecy [Daniel 9:24-27] {ie. 457 BCE + 70 weeks (490
years) = 33 CE ... [#3, #20, #52, #73 - Employing Deeming/ Daring to Act]
and as immediately engaging [#70, #17, #3, #3 - Prescriptions for Politics/
Keeping the People Quiet /#70, #12] as the persecution of those concerning
'The Way-HODOS' in circa 34 CE as Jewish-Christians who regarded the 'Law
and the Prophets':

"And I persecuted this way-HODOS unto the death, binding and delivering into
prisons both men and women. As also the high priest doth bear me witness,
and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the
brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto
Jerusalem, for to be punished." [Acts 22:4-5]

61) This simplicity as ethical or moral contrivance and relativism is
readily apparent in the historical realities concerning the Gentile Priapism
notion of 'Heteros', with it's relationship to gamogenesis {ie. marriage +
genesis as 'origin / creation' as procreation} as opposed to the
Hebrew/Greek view of 'Homoios' as autonomous {autos / one's true self, the
soul + nomos / Torah} rights. That there has been a departure from Jewish
dependencies [Romans 11:11-36] in adopting Gentile hymeneal values and
mythical religious mysticism [Revelation 18:23], becoming themselves an
aberration and anathema to God's Everlasting Covenant as is the example
conveyed by the Scriptures of a conspiratorial leaven perpetuated by Herod
the Great (38-4 (/1) BCE), various schismatic Jewish sects and concluding
with Agrippa II (50-93 CE):

a) Abraham's covenant of promise [Romans 11:28-32; Galatians 3:17-24] is
made with an individual who according to conjugal custom of the time, had
gamogeneous relationships simultaneously with his wife Sarah and her maid
Hagar;
b) The genealogy of Jesus of Nazareth includes Tamar as a Canaanite wife of
Judah's eldest son Er, who upon his being deceased is deprived of a promised
husband (the last of Judah's sons). She remedies this by impersonating a
prostitute (a seven day marriage custom) and entices her father-in-law Judah
to have sex with her. From that illicit union came two sons - Perez and
Zerah;
c) King Herod the Great (37-4 (1) BCE) is said to have had 5-10 wives. And
by such means, established alternate dynastic governance motivated by
factional, institutional and often corrupted self-interests as non-Torah
ideologies, which impugned the autonomous religious and political rights of
the Hebrews. He was survived by:

(1) Archelaus (Son) who, having been accused of cruelty by his subjects,
'not able to bear his barbarous and tyrannical usage of them' was banished
to Vienne, Gaul (France), 7 CE in the tenth year of his government [Matthew
2:22];
(2) Philip (Son) as tetrarch is mentioned in [Mark 6:17] as the first
husband of Herodias, however this appears to be subject to disputation as it
is claimed he married her daughter Salome and not his niece Herodias;
(3) Antipas (Son) who married the daughter of Aretas, King of Arabia, but
later lived with Herodias, his niece and the wife of his own half-brother
Philip. An adulterous union for which John the Baptist rebuked him, and was
then subject to vengeance as beheading. [Matthew 14:3-12; Mark 6:17-29] The
emperor banished him to Lyons, Gaul (France), 39 CE, and Herodias
accompanied him.
(4) Agrippa I (Grandson) being released from prison by Roman Emperor Gaius
(Caligula) 37-41 CE was granted rulership, and subsequently granted the
regions formerly governed by Antipas.
(5) Agrippa II (Great-Grandson) whom the Apostle praises for his knowledge
of the 'customs and questions that are among the Jews' [Acts 26:3]

d) In 41 CE Marcus Julius Alexander was the first of many marriages and
liaisons by Bernice as sister to King Agrippa II (c. 27-(50-93 CE) [Acts
25:13-23; Acts 26:30], and who became procurator of Judaea in 46-48 CE. He
is perhaps the Hymeneus & Alexander as his brother Tiberius Julius Alexander
mentioned in [1 Timothy 1:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:17-18] as being the sons to
Gaius Julius Alexander Lysimachus known as the Alabarch ('a controller of
customs'), and probably a member of the Jerusalem priestly hierarchy [Acts
4:6]. A brother to Philo of Alexander (c. 20BCE-50CE) who made an Embassy to
Emperor Gaius (Caligula) in 38 CE;

62) The Spanish Prelate Archbishop Ca\ufffdizares on 5 July 2004 has recently
cautioned lawmakers there, by saying: "At a time when the protection of the
family institution should have first place in the concern of governments of
rich countries, caught in the whirlwind of a demographic winter and the
growing criminality of young people born in destroyed and 'dressed up'
families, the proposal of a homosexual marriage, and the fact that political
leaders assume it, demonstrate a grave disorder in the mentality of the
prevailing culture."

63) These views have in the past been promulgated by Dutch Roman Catholic
Bishop Wim Eijk, head of the Groningen diocese, who in 1999 was under
investigation for anti-gay discrimination, a violation of Dutch law. While
teaching at the Rolduc seminary, Eijk reportedly told students that
homosexuals should be treated for 'neurotic development disorder' and that
they are incapable of a marriage-like commitment. According to reports,
Dutch laws that protect citizens from discrimination are considered to
overrule laws that guarantee freedom of religion and speech--and Eijk could
realistically face prosecution for anti-gay activities. [Ref: International
News, Issue #280 - 6 September 1999, \ufffd Rex Wockner]

64) "Pope John Paul II deplored efforts to give gay unions the same
recognition as marriages between men and women-lamenting the 'widespread
deterioration of the natural and religious sense of marriage'. The Vatican
frowns on giving gay couples benefits such as pensions or public housing or
allowing homosexuals to marry. A few small cities and towns in Italy have
recently taken such initiatives, to the embarrassment of local prelates. The
pope's long-standing position on homosexuality is that homosexuals should be
treated compassionately. But he rules out homosexual sex, as well as any sex
outside marriage." [Associated Press, 'Pope Frowns on Gay Marriages', Press
release of 21 January, 1999 reporting from Vatican City]

65) "Simplified radically, John Paul II's underlying philosophy is this:
without fixed moral principles, people can fall into a trap of treating each
other like objects of commerce or pleasure. Applied to American society, the
criticism defies easy categories of left and right. In defending 'human
dignity', the pope has spoken out equally strongly against abortion and
capital punishment-twin diseases of the 'culture of death.'" [Hanna Rosin,
Staff Writer, Washington Post, 23 January, 1999]

66) "Pope John Paul said Wednesday the Catholic Church would start a new
page of its history in 2000 by publicly seeking forgiveness for the errors,
injustices and human rights offenses it committed in the past. Speaking at
his weekly general audience, the Pope did not specifically list the Church's
past errors but previous Vatican documents have spoken of seeking
forgiveness for its treatment of Jews, the Inquisition and human rights
abuses. Catholics around the world are due to mark a day of 'Request for
Forgiveness' on March 8, 2000. It is one of the dozens of theme days the
Church has chosen for millennium celebrations, which begin on December 24
and end on January 6, 2001..." [Roman Catholic Church to Seek Forgiveness
for Past Failures, 2 September 1999, Fox News]

67) Recent media reports that the "US Catholic diocese of Portland has
announced that it would become the first in the country to file for
bankruptcy as it buckles under the weight of multi-million-dollar sexual
abuse lawsuits. The archbishop of the main city of the northwestern state
of Oregon, Reverend John Vlazny, took the step as two major cases against
the church stemming from alleged sexual abuse by its priests were set to go
to trial." [Courtesy: \ufffd July 07, 2004 The Australian, US Diocese Buckles]

68) Given the continued instances of ecclesiastical child sexual abuse and
the reality that the church has by every means in the past sought to deny
justice to the victims of such abuse in accord with its 1962 procedures for
dealing with sexual abuse in the church-specifically the crime of using the
privacy of the confessional for acts of sex abuse or to solicit sexual
favors, it is clear the 'grave disorder in the mentality of the prevailing
culture' is to be found amongst the church's hierarchy and they have an
urgent need for repentance and retraction of the treasonable and anti-gay
statements against an individual's autonomy, which are in error. (#28)

69) It appears such a perspective, being precipitated upon the philosophical
and theological distinction between 'HETEROS' and 'HOMOIOS', serves as the
foundation on which the issue of homosexuality verses heterosexuality is
consequentially and dogmatically established. This view is further sustained
by the observation that in nine years of participation within public
religious dialog on the Internet, the claim to 'hymeneal' values based
religious belief is promulgated as the only claim to a Christianized
lifestyle. Such an insubstantial basis, as the impetus for conveyance of
impugnity as silence or prejudiced statements of dubious merit as denial of
my human, religious (eg: UN ICCPR) and Constitutional rights is continual
and deliberate: "Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some
also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely,
supposing to add affliction to my bonds." [Philippians 1:15-20] There is
little to distinguish such dogmatism as Sunday Sabbatarianism from the
German 3rd Reich's attitude towards Jews, which also happens to be more or
less dogmatically established and for which as value expression of religious
liberty, Section 116 of the Australian Constitution of 1901 was enacted.

70) That such claim to being Christian has no merit in reality or law,
because it fails to give acknowledgement to the claim to a religious belief
which is consistent with the Natural, Regulative and Metempirical
Philosophical origin of language, it's relationship to the theory of number
and considerations as to whether a heuristic exists that is attributed to a
chronological based hermeneutic as 'a priori':

"Matrimony gives the graces necessary for those who are to rear children in
the love and fear of God, members of the Church militant, future citizens of
heaven. This is St. Thomas Aquinas's explanation of the fitness of the
number seven. He gives other explanations, offered by the Schoolmen, but
does not bind himself to any of them. In fact the only sufficient reason for
the existence of seven sacraments, and no more, is the will of Christ: there
are seven because He instituted seven. The explanations and adaptations of
theologians serve only to excite our admiration and gratitude, by showing
how wisely and beneficently God has provided for our spiritual needs in
these seven efficacious signs of grace." [Catholic Encyclopedia
'Sacraments', IV 3a]

71) And in this regard Australia's Cardinal George Pell as member of the
Religious / Political entity known as the Vatican State of Rome has not made
any apology for inciting Roman Catholics to commit treasonable acts as
human, religious and Constitutional rights abuse-His statements which are
consistent with those promulgated by the Roman Catholic hierarchy throughout
the world, constitute a treason against autonomy, which is no different to
fascist ideology.

72) I anticipate shortly filing a complaint of sanctioning religious
persecution as consideration of making a claim against the Equal Opportunity
& Human Rights Commission pursuant to Section 160(2)(c) of the Equal
Opportunity Act 1995, concerning their liabilities with respect to a failure
to lawfully and adequately deal with previous claims of human rights abuses
as instances of religious vilification brought before them. And with
respect to a claim presently under investigation by the Financial Industry
Complaints Service, specifically as a failure by the Commission pursuant to
Section 106 to 'assist a complainant in formulating his or her complaint'
and adequately investigate the complaint, having never met in person with
the complainant to discuss or clarify 'the subject matter of the complaint'.

73) Sufficient grounds exist to make a consideration as an application to
have the matter brought before the High Court of Australia which is the more
appropriate forum to the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal which
lacked the jurisdiction to deal adequately with the matter-resulting in
misdirection of proceedings, as Section 211(b) of the Equal Opportunity Act
of 1995 (Act No 42/1995) provides constraints on which matters can be
brought before the Supreme Court. In that it specifically prevents bringing
before such court of any action in relation to a complaint dismissed under
Section 108(1)(a) that the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
considers as 'frivolous, vexatious, misconceived or lacking in substance'.

FOOTNOTES:

#1 Ian Breward \ufffd 2001, A History of the Churches in Australia, Oxford
University Press, ISBN 0-19-826356-2, p 220

#2 Ian Breward \ufffd 2001, A History of the Churches in Australia, Oxford
University Press, ISBN 0-19-826356-2, p 220

#3 \ufffd 1997 Hans Schumacher, Annotations on the Issue of Myth

#4 D. Cameron Watt, Stevenson Professor of International History,
University of London, Introduction to Mein (My) Kampf (Struggle) by Adolf
Hitler, p xxxvi

#5 The Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, 22 April 2004 edition.

#6 \ufffd 1943 Adolph Hitler, (Mein) My (Kampf) Struggle, Houghton Mifflin &
Co, p 103

#7 \ufffd 1951 Paul Tillich, Systematic Theology - Reason & Revelation, Being
and God, University of Chicago, p 3

#8 Referenced by Neo-Platonist pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (c. 533
CE); Pope Gregory the Great (540-604 CE) in Homilies 34 (c. 600 CE); Thomas
Aquinas (1224-1275 CE); Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535 CE) in Philosophy of
Natural Magic.

Thomas Aquinas (1224-1275 CE) quoted the angelic hierarchy publicized by the
non-Christian and neo-Platonist Dionysius some 1,700 times, which simply
would not have happened if only the great Scholastic had known that the
author had written five centuries after the Hebrew Torah Scholar, Greek
Philosopher and Christian Apostle Paul had converted the as-it-were original
Dionysius the Areopagite. It was not unto 1457 CE, almost two centuries
after the death of Aquinas, that the scholar Lorenzo Valla exposed the
forgery, but by then the false Areopagite had shaped the Catholic hierarchy
of the angels with rare permanence." [\ufffd 1996 Harold Bloom, Omens of the
Millennium, p 58-59]

#9 \ufffd 1999 Alister E. McGrath, Science & Religion - An Introduction, p
12-13

#10 \ufffd 1939 Joshua Trachtenberg, Behrman's Jewish Book House, The Truth
Behind the Legend, Jewish Magic and Superstition, p 20 - 21

#11 \ufffd 2000 Steve Savedow, The Sepher Rezial: The Book of the Angel
Raziel, p 144

#12 Ibid, p 168

#13 This notion that Divine Providence is determined by the 'oth {signs}
chronological principle as being 6J or 294 years may be associated with the
Telos as the Topical year/day solar eclipse Monday 25 December, 2000 + 6
days = 122J3W1D: "For eclipses are a natural consequence of the rules which
regulate the divine natures of the sun and moon; and they are indications
either of the impending death of some king, or the destruction of some city
[or] to such events as the consequences of the omens {'oth-signs} which I
have now been mentioning. ... For as the sun and moon exist in consequence
of Providence, so also do all things in heaven, even though we are unable to
trace out accurately the respective natures and powers of each, therefore,
reduced to silence about them." [Philo of Alexandria 20BCE-50CE, On
Providence II: 50, 52]

#14 The English translation of 'Sepher Rezial Hemelach' being obtained
from a 1701 CE Hebrew edition, is thought authored by Eleazar of Worms
(1160-1238 CE). It used no vowels, which is distinct from linguistic
development and inclusion since the 5th-10th centuries. It is referenced by
the Sepher Yetzirah, being along with the Sepher Bahir, the principle
mystical texts to the colleagues and disciples to Rabbi Yochanan Zakkai (47
BCE to 73 CE) as the leader all Jewry at the time of the Jerusalem Temple
destruction in 70 CE.

#15 This trinity appears to be an adaptation of Egyptian creation
mythology of Khnum/Chnum (Heb. Chiun [33 CE in Acts 7:43; c. 760 BCE in Amos
5:25-27]), Ankhet/Anuket/Ankt and Satet/Satis, where the male principle
forms a triad with the consorts of fertility and pours forth the spiritual
waters.

#16 \ufffd 2000 Steve Savedow, The Sepher Rezial: The Book of the Angel
Raziel, p 144-146

#17 The Greek writings of the Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite had been
sent to the Gallican Church by Pope Paul in 757 CE, and remained for nearly
a century unread in the abbey of Saint Denis.

#18 "Again, since the principles of certain sciences--of logic, geometry,
and arithmetic, for instance--are derived exclusively from the formal
principles of things [Pythagoras' theory of Numbers], upon which their
essence depends, it follows that God cannot make the genus not to be
predictable of the species, nor lines drawn from the circle's center to its
circumference not to be equal, nor the three angles of a rectilinear
triangle not to be equal to two right angles." ['Omnipotence' - Summa Contra
Gentiles, St Thomas Aquinas (c. 13th century); cf Stump & Murray, Philosophy
of Religion, The Big Questions, p 8]

#19 \ufffd Kessinger Publishing Company, C.E. Rolt, Pseudo-Dionysius the
Areopagite on the Divine Names & the Mystical Theology, p 203

#20 Pope Innocent III on Empire and Papacy 'The Moon and the Sun' Sicut
universitatis conditor. Ep. i, 401, October 1198 P.L. ccxiv. 337. Mirbt, no.
326

#21 The letters of the alphabet, primary body, element, 'shadow', the
more important denotation of the term stoicheion was 'a member of a row'.
The earliest attested use of the term stoicheion is in Plato Theaet. 201e,
where it is obvious that Plato still feels the original connotation of
'letter of the alphabet'. Aristotle uses the term to refer to the basic
ingredient of a composite (Meta. 1014a), or perhaps primary unit indivisible
into kinds different from itself. That means that the term is basically a
'formal' term that takes on its specific meaning from the 'thing' of which
it is primary component. Thus in the early literature stoicheia specifically
means such things as letters or phonemes that make up syllables, notes on a
musical scale, the components of physical bodies, the elementary principles
or rules of politics, etc. It was frequently used by philosophers in the
phrase, ta stoicheia tou kosmou, to refer to those primary components from
which the world was made, namely, earth, water, air, and fire; but that was
only one of its many specific meanings. By the time of the atomists,
stoicheion compares the basic bodies of the physical world to the letters of
the alphabet which have no significance of their own, but by manipulating
their order (taxis) and position (thesis) one can construct them into
aggregates with different meanings (Aristotle, Meta. 985b; De gen. Et corr.
I, 315b). Thus stoicheion is a 'formal' word which means 'primary inherent
component,' and which takes on its specific meaning from the universe of
discourse from which it is taken. In that regard it is similar to the
English word 'element'. [Courtesy: Ian Dengler, [Basics of ] Stoicheion, a
predecessor term to ideometry and the philosophy of taxon, 25 May 2001]

#22 Hebrew taxonomy sequence obtained from the Memorial Capstone of Royal
Arch Freemasons Australia dated 30 May, 1999, Hotel Sofitel, 25 Collins
Street, Melbourne

#23 Bob James for the 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society
for the Study of Labour History, which was held 1-4 October 1999 in
Wollongong http://www.takver.com/history/secsoc01.htm

#24 If Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE-50 CE) is to be regarded as a
political and theological propagandist on behalf of Judaism of later
antiquity, or Josephus (37-100 CE) as an historical revisionist, the
expressions which characterize Old Testament usage of Derek /Hodos seems not
to find any empathy with them. [TDNT \ufffd 1967, 1995 edition V:65]

See Appendix 'A' for the lexicon definition of the Greek word 'Hodos' or the
Hebrew word 'Derek' (German for 'Ruler') as a systematic approach to
governance and claim to Christian belief

#25 \ufffd 1937 Manly Hall 'The Initiation of Plato', Freemasonry of the
Ancient Egyptians p132

#26 The scribal note to 'The Prayer of Thanksgiving' as a circa 2nd to
3rd century tractate found amongst the Nag Hammadi Library suggests the
matters conveyed by the cache of documents, as alternative theological
considerations may have been burdensome to the recipient to whom the scribe
was institutionally associated and hierarchically accountable: "I hesitate
to copy these for you because, perhaps they have (already) come to you, and
the matter may burden you. Since the discourses of that one, which have
come to me, are numerous." [\ufffd 1988 Brill, Leiden Netherlands, 'The Nag
Hammadi Library', p 329]

The 'Passion of Serge {net} & Bacchus' conveyed in Appendix 'B' is a
classic example of the literature from this period, which gives rise to the
consideration of 'Same Sex Unions' having a historical validity within
Hebrew/Greek Christian culture as opposed to that imposed by Roman State
Religion as Mithraicism being 'gross superstition' and 'worship and
sacrifices made to stones and wood, the devices of human beings, and the
consumption of obscene offerings' [cf. Acts 15:20, 29; 21:25, 1
Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Corinthians 6:18; 2 Corinthians 7:1]. The tractate
depicts 'Roman soldiers of high standing in the late 3rd to early 4th
century who enjoyed such close friendship with the emperor Maximian (286-308
CE) that they were able to have a friend Antiochus {speedy as a chariot}
appointed as a provincial governor of Augusto-Euphrates {increased,
augmented + that makes fruitful}. They were also Christians, united in
their love for each other in a way that recalls the description by the
reformed former Catholic theologian Tertullian (c. 150-240 CE) of a
Christian heterosexual married couple.' [\ufffd 1994 John Boswell, Same-Sex
Unions in Pre-Modern Europe, p 147]

#27 Which as a Kabbalistic technique consisting of transposing the
letters of a word, or replacing them with artificial equivalents obtained
from one or another of a group of anagrams; cf: Scholem, Major Trends p 100

#28 See See Appendix 'C' for "The Vatican's big secret"



Dolf Boek
Winner of Inaugural Rainbow Award - Leadership by a Gay Male, 1997

APPENDICES

APPENDIX'A'

LEXICON DEFINITION

The Christian faith may be pragmatically understood by the Greek term Hodos
& Hebrew term Derek meaning 'The Way':--

I. Of place, way, road

a) with Preposition: pro hodou - further on the way, forward

II. As an action, traveling, journeying, whether by land or water, journey,
voyage; departure or military march
III. Metaphorical or figurative: way, means or manner of doing something:
thespesia ho - the way or course of divination; hodos can embrace present
and future destiny, however hodos bios - is understood to mean the 'form of
life' rather than the 'path of life or destiny'

a) A way of doing, speaking, etc; adikos hodos lesai: the 'conduct' or
'measure' rather than the 'way of life'. In the philosophical sense is the
'way of enquiry, knowledge or method'

b) Method, system; hod\ufffdi or kai hodos: methodically, systematically as the
ways of all kinds

c) Of the Christian faith, doctrine, teachings and its followers;

d) The undertaking or making of ethical decisions according to right
thinking; it denotes a man's religious attitude or development;

e) The will and ways of God concerning his providential dealings, purpose
and acts: Hodos kurios - the walk commanded by God;

f) The Covenant as Decalogue being the commandments or laws accepted among
the Gentiles

g) If Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE-50 CE) is to be regarded as a political
and theological propagandist on behalf of Judaism of later antiquity, or
Josephus (37-100 CE) as an historical revisionist, the expressions which
characterize the Old Testament usage of Derek /Hodos seems not to find any
empathy. [TDNT \ufffd 1967, 1995 ed, V:65]

IV The two (light/darkness or broad gate = Mysticism/narrow gate = Torah)
ways of human life or the tree of life as depicted in [Matthew 7:13] and by
Pythagorean (c. 580-500 BCE) usage of the letter 'Y' Upsilon [#4, #29, #2,
#72 - Self-Love / Holding Oneself Dear / #60, #22] where the lower stroke
represents the unbroken childhood sheltered by parents and teachers, the
left: vice and the right: virtue.

And in this metaphysical and philosophical sense is equivalent to the:

a) Systemic mechanism of ancient Roman governance: 'Felix {happy,
prosperous} as the governor of Caesarea is depicted as having a more
accurate knowledge of the Way-HODOS.' [Acts 24:22]
b) Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu's (c. 604 BCE) Tao (the way) Te (of virtue)
Ching (and causality)

c) Wisdom literature of the Japanese samurai Musashi 1645 CE.

"The way-DEREK of peace-SHALOM they know not; and there is no judgment in
their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goes therein
shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither does
justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for
brightness, but we walk in darkness." [Isaiah 59:8-9]

"And the way-HODOS of peace-EIRENE have they not known-GINOSKO: There is no
fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things so ever the law
says, it says to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be
stopped, and the entire world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the
deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the
law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the
law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the
righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all
them that believe: for there is no difference." [Romans 3:17-22]

"And thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall
go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of
salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender
mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us, to give
light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our
feet into the way-HODOS of peace-EIRENE {ie. prosperity}." [Luke 1:76-79]
APPENDIX'B'

The Passion of Saints Serge and Bacchus is a primary example of early
Christian literature which reflects Hebraic/Christian wisdom/prophetic
tradition, where'Sodomites- qadesh '[as literally: 'a man going abroad 'Ref:
Targum Neofiti 1] are equated with the holy ones of hymeneal cults, such as
Dogmatic Hebraic/Christian Theology [See also 1 Timothy 1:10; 2 Timothy
2:17; Acts 19:33], who were known to 'bind grooms and brides (through
sorcery) 'and practice corruptible deeds such a worshipping a constructed
likeness of God, as an idol/image representing a 'male or female likeness'.

Under the rule of the emperor Maximian gross superstition held sway over the
human race, for people worshiped and made sacrifices to stones and wood, the
devices of human beings, and they consumed obscene offerings. Those
unwilling to sacrifice were subjected to torture and harsh punishment and
compelled to serve the demons. A decree [to this effect] with severe threats
was posted in the markets of every city. The purity of the air was defiled
with the diabolical smell from the altars and the darkness of idolatrous
error was reckoned a matter of state.

It was then that Serge and Bacchus, like stars shining joyously over the
earth, radiating the light of confession of and faith in our Savior and Lord
Jesus Christ, began to grace the palace, honored by the emperor Maximian.
The blessed Serge was the primicerius of the school of the Gentiles, a
friend of the emperor and who had great familiarity with him, so that
Maximian promptly acceded to his requests. Thus the blessed Serge, having a
certain friend Antiochus, was able to arrange for him to become the governor
of the province of Augusto-Euphrates.

The blessed Bacchus himself happened to be the secundarius of the school of
the Gentiles. Being as one in their love for Christ, they were also
undivided from each other in the army of the world, united not by the way of
nature, but in the manner of faith, always singing and saying, "Behold, how
good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! "They
were adept and excellent soldiers of Christ, cultivating assiduously the
inspired writings to combat diabolical error, and fighting vigorously in
battle to defeat the enemy.

But the malicious and evil spirit afflicted with envy some of those who had
been brought to the school of the Gentiles, and they, seeing [the saints] so

honorably received in the imperial chambers, so advanced in military rank,
and on such familiar terms with the emperor, and being unable to bring any
other instrument of malice against them, accused them to the emperor of
being Christians.

Waiting for a moment when the saints would not be standing near the emperor,
and finding him alone, they said to him, "Such zeal for the cult of the
holiest and greatest gods has your immortal majesty that in those holy
rescripts of yours which are everywhere disseminated you have commanded that
all unwilling to honor and worship them, and in submission to your righteous
doctrine, should perish in great torment. How is it then that Serge and
Bacchus, the directors of our school, enjoy such familiarity with your
eternal power, when they worship Christ, whom those called Jews executed,
crucifying him as a criminal; and by persuading many others they draw them
away from the worship of the gods?"

When he heard this the emperor refused to believe it and said, "I do not
think you speak the truth that Serge and Bacchus are not devoted to the
veneration and worship of the gods, since I have such a pure affection for
them, and they would hardly be worthy of it it they were not truly faithful
in their piety toward the gods. But if, as you say, they belong to that
unholy religion, they shall now be exposed. Once I have summoned them
without their knowing of the charges that have been brought against them, I
will go with them into the temple of mighty Zeus, and if they sacrifice and
eat of the holy offerings, you yourselves shall bear the risk of the slander
of which you are guilty. If they refuse to sacrifice, they shall incur the
penalty appropriate for their impiety. For the gods would not have the
shield-bearers of my empire be impious and ungrateful."

"We, O Emperor, "replied the accusers, "moved by zeal and affection for the
gods, have brought before your undying majesty what we have heard regarding
them. It is for your unfailing wisdom to discover their impiety."

Straightaway the emperor sent for them. They entered with the customary
retinue of guards and imperial pomp. The emperor received them and went in
their company to the temple of Zeus. Once he had entered, Maximian offered
libations with the whole army, partook of the sacrificial offerings, and
looked around. He did not see the blessed Serge and Bacchus. They had not
gone into the temple, because they thought it impious and unholy to see them
offering and consuming unclean sacrifices. They stood outside and prayed as
with one mouth, saying, "King of Kings and Lord of lords, who alone possess
immortality and inhabit unapproachable light, shed light on the eyes of
their minds, because they walk in the darkness of their unknowing; they have
exchanged your glory, uncorruptible God, for the likeness of corruptible men
and birds and beasts and snakes; and they worship the created rather than
you, the creator. Turn them to knowledge of you, that they may know you, the
one true God, and your only-begotten Son, our Lord ]esus Christ, who for us
and for our salvation suffered and rose from the dead, that he might free us
from the bonds of the law and rescue us from the folly of vain idols.
Preserve us, God, pure and spotless in the path of your martyrs, walking in

your commandments."

While this prayer was yet in their mouths, the emperor sent some of the
guard standing near him and commanded them to be brought into the temple.
When they had entered, the emperor said to them, "It appears that, counting
on my great friendship and kindness--for which the gods have been your
defenders and advocates--you have seen fit to disdain imperial law and to
become deserters and enemies of the gods. But I will not spare you if indeed
those things spoken of you prove to be true. Go, then, to the altar of
mighty Zeus, make sacrifice and consume, like everyone else, the mystical
offerings."

In reply the noble soldiers of Christ, the martyrs Serge and Bacchus, answer
ed: "We, O Emperor, are obliged to render to you earthly service of this
corporal body; but we have a true and eternal king in heaven, Jesus the Son
of God, who is the commander of our souls, our hope and our refuge of
salvation. To him every day we offer a holy, living sacrifice, our
thoughtful worship. We do not sacrifice to stones or wood, nor do we bow to
them. Your gods have ears, but they do not hear the prayers of humans; just
as they have noses but do not smell the sacrifice brought them, have mouths
but do not speak, hands but do not feel, feet but do not walk.'They that
make them, 'as the Scripture says,'are like unto them: so is every one that
trusteth in them because Thou are with us.'"'

The emperor's countenance was transformed with anger; immediately he ordered
their belts cut off, their tunics and all other military garb removed, the
gold torcs taken from around their necks, and women's clothing placed on
them; thus they were to be paraded through the middle of the city to the
palace, bearing heavy chains around their necks. But when they were led into
the middle of the marketplace the saints sang and chanted together, "Yea,
though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no
evil, Lord"; and this apostolic saying: "Denying ungodliness and worldly
lusts, and putting off the form of the old man, naked in faith we rejoice in
you, Lord, because you have clothed us with the garment of salvation, and
have covered us with the robe of righteousness; as brides you have decked us
with women's gowns and joined us together for you [or: "joined us to you"]
through our confession. You, Lord, commanded us, saying, 'Ye shall be
brought before governors and kings for my sake...But when they deliver you
up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in
that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the
Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 'Rise, Lord, help us and rescue
us for your name's sake; strengthen our souls that we may not be separated
from you and the impious may not say, 'Where is their God?'"

When they reached the palace Maximian summoned them and said, "Most wicked
of all men, so much for the friendship which I had bestowed on you, thinking
you to have proper respect for the gods, and which you, confident of my
openness and affection, have despised, brazenly offering me in return that
which is against the law of obedience and subjection. But why should you
blaspheme the gods as well, through whom the human race enjoys such abundant
peace? Do you not realize that the Christ whom you worship was the son of a
carpenter, born out of wedlock of an adulterous mother, whom those called
Jews executed by crucifixion, because he had become the cause of dissensions
and numerous troubles among them, leading them into error with magic and
claiming to be a god? The very great race of our gods were all born of legal
marriage, of the most high Zeus, who is thought to be the most holy, giving
birth through his marriage and union with the blessed Hera. I imagine that
you will have also heard that the heroic and twelve greatest labors were
worthy of a god, those of heavenly Hercules, born of Zeus."

The noble soldiers of Christ answered, "Your majesty is mistaken. These are
myths that ring in the ears of the simpler men and lead them to destruction.
He whom you say to have been born of adultery as the son of a carpenter, he
is God, the son of the True God, with and through whom was all made. He
established the heavens, he made the earth, the abyss and the great sea he
bounded with sand, he adorned the heavens with the multitude of stars, the
sun he invented for the illumination of the day and as a torch in the night
he devised the moon. He divided the darkness from the light, he imposed
measure on the day and limits on the night, in wisdom he brought forth all
things from nonbeing to being. In these last days he was born upon the earth
for the salvation of humankind, not from the desire of a man, nor the desire
of the flesh, but from the Holy Spirit and an ever-virgin girl, and living
among humans he taught us to turn from the error of vain idols and to know
him and his father. He is true God of true God, and in accord with an
unknowable plan he died for the salvation of the human race, but he
plundered hell and rose on the third day in the power of his divinity, and
he established incorruptibility and the resurrection of the dead to eternal
life."

Beside himself with rage on hearing these things, the emperor ordered that
their accusers be enrolled in their positions in the army and said to them,
"I am sending you to Duke Antiochus, thrice-cursed ones--the very man you
were able to promote to such rank because of the friendship and familiarity
you had with me--so that you will realize how great is the honor you have
lost by speaking against the gods and how trivial a court you merit for the
worst punishments, since the greatness of the gods has apprehended and
brought your blasphemy to the judgment seat for justice."

Immediately he sent them to Duke Antiochus, ordering that their entire
bodies be bound with heavy chains, and that they be sent thus to Eastern
parts through a succession of officials. He also wrote a letter along these
lines: "From Maximian, eternal emperor and triumphant ruler of all,
greetings to Duke Antiochus. The wisdom of the greatest gods is unwilling
that any men should be impious and hostile to their worship, especially
shield and spear-bearers of our empire. Wherefore I commend to your severity
the vile Serge and Bacchus, convicted with apposite proof of belonging to
the unholy sect of the Christians and plainly deserving of the worst
punishment, whom I consider unworthy of the administration of imperial
justice. If they should be persuaded by you to change their minds and
sacrifice to the gods, then treat them with their own innate humanity, free
them from the prescribed torments and punishments, assure them of our
forgiving kindness and that they will receive back immediately their
appropriate military rank and be better off now than they were before. But
if they will not be persuaded and persist in their unholy religion, subject
them to the severest penalties of the law and remove from them hope of long
life with the penalty of the sword. Farewell."

The same day the offficials took them out of the city as far as the twelfth
mark, and when evening overtook them they stopped at an inn. About midnight
an angel of the Lord appeared and said to [the saints], "Take courage and
fight against the devil and his evil spirits, as noble soldiers and athletes
of Christ, and once you have thrown the enemy put him under your feet so
that when you appear before the king of glory we, the host of the army of
angels, may come to greet you singing the hymn of victory, conferring on you
the trophies of triumph and the crowns of perfect faith and unity."

When morning came they rose and took the road with great joy and alacrity.
There were also some of their household servants with them, united with them
in longing for the love of Christ, and in true love for their corporal
masters, on account of which they would not leave them when they were in
such straits. They heard them discussing with each other the appearance of
the angel in the night.

Taking the road, the two chanted psalms together and prayed as if with one
mouth, thus, "We have rejoiced in the way of martyrdom, as much as in all
riches. We will meditate in thy precepts and search out thy ways. We will
delight ourselves in thy statutes: we will not forget thy word. Deal
bountifully with thy servants, that we may live and keep thy word."

As the emperor had commanded, the soldiers of Christ were sent from city to
city through a succession of changing officials with great security along
the road of martyrdom laid down for them, until they were brought to the
eparchy of Augusto-Euphrates, which was on the borders next to the people of
the Saracens, to a certain fortress called Barbalisus where Duke Antiochus
had his seat.

Appearing promptly before him around the ninth hour, their custodians handed
over the emperor's letter and also the holy martyrs Serge and Bacchus.
Antiochus rose from his dais and accepted the emperor's rescript in his
purple general's cloak; when he had read it he summoned privately the
official in charge and told him, "Take the prisoners and secure them in the
military prison, seeing that apart from the usual constraints they do not
suffer anything, and do not place their feet in full manacles of wood. Bring
them to the bench of my justice tomorrow, so that I can hear them at the
prescribed time, according to the law."

The official took them and bound them as the duke had commanded him. When it
was evening, they sang together and prayed, as with one mouth, speaking
thus: "Thou, Lord, brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters; thou
didst cleave the fountain and the flood; thou hast set all the borders of
the earth. Cast thine eye upon us, O Lord, for the enemy hath reproached us,
and the foolish people have blasphemed thy holy name. Deliver not the souls
of those confessing thee to men more savage than beasts, forget not the
congregation of thy poor forever. Have respect unto thy covenant: for the
dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. Let us not
be returned humbled, ashamed: so that we, thy humble servants, may praise
thy name. Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the pride of them that hate
thee ascendeth continually against us, thy servants, and in vain have the
people hated us. But do thou, O Lord, rescue us and free us for thy name's
sake."

Then, while they slept for a while, an angel of the Lord appeared to them
and said, "Take heart, stand fast and unmovable in your faith and love. It
is God who aids and watches over you."

Rising from their sleep and reporting to their household the apparition of
the angel, they were encouraged and began to chant again: "ln my distress I
cried unto the Lord, and he heard me from his holy mountain. I laid me down
and slept; for the Lord sustained me. We will not be afraid of thousands of
people that have set themselves against us round about. Arise, Lord, and
save us, O our God: for salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is
upon thy people."

On the following day, when the duke was seated on the bench of justice in
the praetorium, he summoned the commentarius and said, "Bring in the
prisoners." The latter responded, "They are at hand before the righteous
bench of your authority. "When the saints appeared, he commanded the emperor
's letter to be read. Once this was done, Duke Antiochus, prompted by his
associate, announced, "It is incumbent on you to obey the orders of the
glorious emperor, our lord, and to sacrifice to the gods and become worthy
of their benevolence. Since you were unwilling to do this, you have
forfeited great glory, and having made yourselves unworthy, were discharged
from the military and deprived of all your former wealth. Nonetheless, if
you will now obey me and sacrifice to the gods to earn their goodwill, you
could earn even greater honor and glory than before, and receive back your
military rank and more besides.

This was prescribed in the letter sent to me, as you yourselves have heard.
Being humane, the most holy emperor has disposed that if you repent of those
things you have rashly done, and now sacrifice to the gods, you may yet
enjoy his favor. Wherefore I, feeling compassion for you, and mindful of
your friendship and kindness--especially yours, my Lord Serge, for I myself
have benefited from your generosity--advise you that if you will not do
this, you force me to obey our lord the emperor and to see that his orders
concerning you are strictly observed."

In reply the saints declared, "We have left all and followed Christ, so that
heedless of earthly and temporal honor, we may become rivals of the angels
in heaven, and ignoring terrestrial and corruptible wealth, we may heap up
treasure in heaven. What profit would it be if we gained the whole world,
but lost our souls? Do not, therefore, so advise us, Antiochus. For your
tongue is forked, and the poison of adders is under your lips. You will
hardly be able to change our minds while God himself encourages us. Do,
therefore, what you will; we will not sacrifice to wood, nor worship stones.
We serve Christ, the son of God, the eternal ruler, before whom every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the
earth, 'and whom every tongue should confess. Your gods are man-made idols:
if they were divine, they themselves would command humans, and would not
[need to] be avenged through human design on those who decline to serve and
worship them."

The duke rejoined, "We do not avenge the gods. It is through their
disposition that all the powers of our enemies have been subjected to us.
But we call you to justice because of your accursed and unholy
superstition."

To which the saints responded, "It is you who are accursed and unholy, and
all those persuaded by you to sacrifice to demons and worship insensate
stones and wood. All of them will soon be cast eternally into flames, and
you also will be punished with them."

In a great rage the duke commandel that the blessed Serge be taken from the
praetorium and returned to prison; the blessed Bacchus he ordered held for
flogging. The henchmen went at this until they collapsed exhausted and near
dead on the floor. When they could go on no longer, he directed that
[Bacchus] be turned over on his stomach to be beaten with four whips of
rawhide, saying to him, "Let's see if your Christ will free you from my
hands. "From the first hour until evening they wore away his flesh; blood
flowed everywhere; both his stomach and liver were ruptured.

The blessed Bacchus said to Antiochus: "The devil's servants, your torturers
have failed; your impudence is overthrown; the tyrant Maximian is conquered;
your father the devil has been put to shame. The more the man without is
ravaged by your blows, the more the man within is renewed in preparation for
the eternal life to come."

After he said this, there was a great voice from heaven: "Come, rest
henceforth in the kingdom prepared for you, my noble athlete and soldier,
Bacchus."

Those standing by hearing the voice were stupefied and struck dumb. He
himself, having borne the blows so long, gave up his spirit to the angels.
The duke, frustrated by his defeat, ordered that his remains not be buried,
but thrown out and exposed as meat to the dogs, beasts, and birds outside
the camp. Then he rose and left. When the body was tossed some distance from
the camp, a crowd of animals gathered around it. The birds flying above
would not allow the bloodthirsty beasts to touch it, and kept guard through
out the night.

In the morning, some of the monks who lived nearby in caves came and lifted
up the body the animals--as if they were rational human beings--had been
mourning. They buried him in one of their caves. Meanwhile the blessed
Serge, deeply depressed and heartsick over the loss of Bacchus, wept and
cried out, "No longer, brother and fellow soldier, will we chant together,'
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in
unity! 'You have been unyoked from me and gone up to heaven, leaving me
alone on earth, bereft [literally,"made single"], without comfort."

After he uttered these things, the same night the blessed Bacchus suddenly
appeared to him with a face as radiant as an angel's, wearing an officer's
uniform, and spoke to him. "Why do you grieve and mourn, brother? If I have
been taken from you in body, I am still with you in the bond of union,
chanting and reciting, 'I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou
hast enlarged my heart. 'Hurry then, yourself, brother, through beautiful
and perfect confession to pursue and obtain me, when finishing the course.
For the crown of justice for me is with you.'"

At daybreak when he rose he related to those who were with him how he had
seen the blessed Bacchus in the night and in what sort of garb. The next day
the duke planned to go out of the fortress of Barbalisus to that of Souros,
and commanded that the blessed Serge follow. He enjoined him to sacrifice,
but the latter, with noble judgment, refused his blandishments. When they
reached the castle of Souros, Antiochus took his seat in the praetorium,
summoned the blessed Serge, and told him, "The most sacrilegious Bacchus
refused to sacrifice to the gods and chose to die violently; he got the
death he deserved. But you, my lord Serge, why give yourself over to such
misery by following that deceptive and impious cult. Mindful of your
kindness to me I am disposed to mercy; and it embarrasses me that you were
the cause of my having obtained this authority, since now you stand in the
dock as the accused, and I sit on the bench as the prosecutor."

To this Christ's witness answered, "Antiochus, this very suffering and
present disgrace will stand as a patron for me of great eloquence and
eternal glory with the king of heaven and of earth and of every living
thing, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. If only you would now heed me and
recognize my God and king, Christ, and be as circumspect in regard to the
heavenly ruler, Christ, as you are in dealing with earthly kings, you would
provide yourself with power unending and perpetual glory. For earthly rulers
pass quickly, as the psalm says: 'Ye shall die like men, and fall like one
of the princes. 'And again, 'I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and
lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. And I passed by, and lo, he was not:
and I sought him and his place was not found.'"

The duke replied, "Spare us this idiocy and ignorant foolishness; sacrifice
to the gods in obedience to the holy command of our ruler, the emperor
Maximian. If you will not, know that you force me to forget all that has
come to me through you and to subject you to the most rigorous punishment
decreed by law."

Serge answered, "Do as you will. I have Christ to preserve me, who said,
'Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but
rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 'The
body is subject to you: torture and punish it if you wish. But bear in mind
that even if you kill my body, you can not dominate my soul--neither you nor
your father, Satan."

He summoned the official in charge and told him, "Fasten long nails in his
boots, sticking straight up, and then put them on him."

Once the boots were on, Antiochus sat in his carriage, directed that the
animals be driven fiercely all the way to Tetrapyrgium, and ordered the
blessed one to run in front of him. Tetrapyrgium is nine miles from Syrum.
While he ran, the blessed one sang, "I waited patiently for the Lord, and he
inclined unto me. He brought me up also out of a horrible pagan pit, out of
the miry clay of idolatry, and set my feet upon a rock, and establishes my
goings."

When they reached the castle of Tetrapyrgium the duke said, "It amazes me,
Serge, that having first been kept in such confinement you can now sustain
these bitter torments."

The most holy martyr answered, "These tortures are not bitter to me, but
sweeter than honey."

The duke got out of the chariot and went in to breakfast, indicating that
[Serge] should be retained in the soldiers' custody.

In the evening [Serge] sang psalms. "Those who did eat of my bread hath
lifted up their heels against me, and with the cords of hideous torture they
have laid a net for my feet, hoping to trip me up. But rise, Lord, outrun
them and cause them to stumble, and rescue my soul from the wicked."

About midnight an angel of the Lord came to him and healed him, restoring
his feet completely. In the morning, mounting the bench, the duke ordered
him brought in, thinking he would be unable to walk and would have to be
carried, on account of his feet. When he saw him coming, walking a
considerable distance and not limping at all, he was astounded, and
exclaimed, "The man is a sorcerer. This must be how he managed to enjoy such
familiarity with the emperor: he accomplished it through sorcery. What I am
seeing is the proof of what they said about him. I would have thought it
wholly impossible for him to walk on his feet after having been disabled by
the torture inflicted on him yesterday. By the gods I am confounded at
seeing him now walk as if nothing had happened!"

When the blessed Serge stood before the bench Antiochus addressed him. "Come
to your senses even now, sacrifice to the gods, and you will avoid further
torture. I will spare you out of respect for your kindness. If you will not,
know that the witchcraft with which you devised to heal yourself will not
avail you."

To which the blessed Serge replied, "If only you could escape the
intoxication of diabolical error. I am in my senses in the Lord who has
trampled the weapons of your father the devil under the feet of his humble
servant, and has given me victory over you, and sent his angel to heal me.
It is you who are the magician, and those who worship demons. It is the cult
of your nameless idols that invented every sorcery, that is the beginning
and cause and conclusion of all evil."

Antiochus sat down on his carriage even angrier, and commanded [Serge] to
run before him wearing the same boots as far as the castle of Rosafae,
another nine miles from Tetrapyrgium. When they came to the castle of
Rosafae, the duke said to the blessed Serge, "Has the agony of the nails
untied the knot of your idiocy? Are you prepared now to sacrifice to the
gods, or will you persist in this insane obsession?"

The noblest martyr rejoined, "Know this, Antiochus: with this foolishness I
will dissolve and undo your malicious and wicked strength. Do what you will:
I will not worship demons, nor sacrifice to idols. Blameless in this, I
strive to offer sacrifice only to my Lord."

Seeing that he remained steadfast and immovable in his faith and confession
of Christ, the duke pronounced sentence against him: "You have rendered
yourself unworthy of the favor of the gods, Serge, and become a member of
the unholy sect called Christians, injuring the great good of our ruler, the
emperor Maximian, by refusing to comply with his holy decree and sacrifice
to the gods. For this the law requires that you suffer the penalty of the
sword."

A number of those present shouted out that the sentence issued against him
was just. The guards came immediately and gagged his holy lips, took him out
of the courtroom, and led him away to be executed.

A great crowd of men, women, and children followed, to see the blessed one
meet his end. Seeing the beauty blooming in his face, and the grandeur and
nobility of his youth, they wept bitterly over him and bemoaned him. The
beasts of the region left their lairs and gathered together with the people,
doing no injury to the humans, and bewailed with inarticulate sounds the
passing of the holy martyr.

When they reached the place where the holy martyr of Christ was to meet his
end, he called on the guards to allow him a little time to pray. Extending
his hands to heaven, he said, "The beasts of the field and the birds of the
sky, recognizing your dominion and rule, Lord, have gathered together for
the glory of your holy name, so that you will incline and wish of your
goodness to turn through their unreason the reason of humans to knowledge of
you. For you wish all to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.
When you lay death upon them, accept their repentance, Lord, and do not
remember the sin of ignorance, which they have perpetrated against us for
your sake. Enlighten the eyes of their minds and lead them to the knowledge
of you. Receive, Lord, my spirit, and give it rest in the heavenly tents
with all the others whom you have found acceptable. To you do I commend my
soul, which you have rescued from the snares of the devil."

Saying this and signing himself, he knelt and was beheaded, giving up his
spirit to the angels. A voice from heaven said, "Come, also, Serge, soldier
and victor, to the kingdom prepared for you. The hosts of angels, the ranks
of patriarchs, the choirs of apostles and prophets, the souls of the just
all await your coming to share with them the wonderful things in store for
you there."

The place that received the holy martyr's blood became a great chasm; God
arranged this so that those who wallow like pigs in the mire of paganism,
terrified when they saw the abyss, would not dare to approach or trample in
this spot the blood of the holy martyr. That was the reason this great chasm
came into existence, and the spot has remained so up to the present day,
bearing the signs of great antiquity at the command of God, to establish the
miracle visually for unbelievers, so that they may build on it a firm
foundation of faith.

Some of those who had come to witness the death of the holy martyr, seeing
that they shared a common nature [with him], gathered up his remains and
buried them handsomely where the holy one had died. After a great while some
religious men from the castle of Souros, prompted by zeal for the service of
Christ, but pious in a somewhat piratical way, tried to steal the body from
the spot, as if it were some precious treasure. The saint would not suffer
his body, which had been dragged around, whipped, and triumphed so publicly
in the faith of Christ, to be moved in secret, so he asked of God that a
fire be set in the spot, not to seek revenge on those attempting the theft
or to burn them, but so that by lightening the gloom of night he would
reveal the robbery to those in the castle of Rosafae, which is just what
happened. Once the fire was burning in the place where the saint lay, some
of the soldiers living there saw the flames reaching to the sky, and thought
that the great blaze had been set by some enemy, so they came out armed and
pursued those attempting to steal the saint's body. They prevailed on them
to remain there a few days and to build from stones and clay a tomb where he
lay. Once they had honorably covered the body of the saint, they went away.

After a time, when the religion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had
begun to flourish, some very holy bishops--fifteen in number--gathered
together and constructed near the castle of Rosafae a shrine worthy of
[Serge's] confession, and moved his remains there, installing them in the
shrine on the very day he was martyred: the seventh of October.

Many miracles and cures were effected wherever his holy relics were,
especially in the tomb where he had first lain. For it is a quality of the
place of his death that the saint is able to prevail upon God to heal all
those who come there with any sort of disease, and to cure those possessed
of unclean spirits, and to render savage beasts completely tame. The
animals, in fact, observe the day of his death every year as if it were a
law, coming in from the surrounding desert and mingling with the humans
without doing them any harm, nor do their savage impulses move them to any
violence against the humans who come there. Rather, they come to the place
in gentleness out of reverence for the holy martyr, at the command of God,
to whom be glory, honor, and power, now and for ever. Amen.

APPENDIX'C'

The Vatican's big secret
By Peter Shadbolt, The Australian's religious affairs writer.
\ufffd July 23, 2004 The Australian

The Vatican has never been ashamed about keeping secrets - after all, its
repository of confidential documents is called the Vatican Secret Archive.

Housing almost the entire history of the Western church - with the exception
of pre-8th century heretical texts that at some point mysteriously
disappeared, Name of the Rose-style - the library has 50km of shelves with
more than 35,000 volumes on an incomplete catalogue.

Its name is largely historical and it has been guardedly open to accredited
scholars since the 19th century, but there's no browsing in this library.
Researchers have to know in advance which document they want to see and even
whether it exists at all. Many volumes are simply lost.

But, as secrets tend to do, some come bobbing to the surface like corks.

In August last year, a German-based chaplain with close ties to the Vatican
found and leaked a 42-year-old papal instruction to US lawyers who say it is
explosive evidence of a Vatican 'ratline' to shield accused child abusers.

"This document really shows that nothing has changed," says Tasmanian child
abuse campaigner Denise Cripps. It also proves, she says, that there is a
strong case for instituting the 'zero-tolerance' policies of US dioceses in
Australia and mandatory reporting of church abuse.

While there is controversy over how much weight the document still carries,
and church leaders say the guidelines have long since been superseded, it
outlines a procedure with remarkable similarities to the actions of the
Salesian religious order in Australia, mired in allegations it used its
global structure to move known sex offender Frank Klep from Australia to
Samoa.

Called Crimine Solicitaciones, marked confidential and bearing the seal of
Pope John XXIII, its English title reads: "On the manner of proceeding in
cases of the crime of solicitation."

Sent to every bishop in the world in 1962, it outlines procedures for
dealing with sexual abuse in the church - specifically the crime of using
the privacy of the confessional for acts of sex abuse or to solicit sexual
favours.

What it commands is the utmost secrecy among those involved, on pain of
excommunication, and, lawyers argue, promotes a culture of keeping abuse
problems in-house. Alarmingly, the 69-page instruction spells out procedures
for shifting accused clerics to new postings.

"There is nothing to prevent superiors themselves, if by chance they have
discovered [one of their] subjects delinquent in the administration of the
sacrament of Penance ... from being able to ... admonish and correct and, if
the case demands it, to remove him from some ministry. They will also be
able to transfer him to another [assignment]. "It states accusers also are
under threat of excommunication if they speak out publicly."

While the document deals mostly with the relationship between the priest and
the person taking confession, US lawyers point to a clause they say makes
the document applicable in all cases of sex abuse. It reads: "To have the
worst crime ... one must do the equivalent of the following: any obscene,
external act, gravely sinful, perpetrated in any way by a cleric or
attempted by him with youths of either sex or with brute animals
(bestiality)."

Following the revelation of the document, Houston lawyer Daniel Shea, to
whom the document was leaked, and Boston lawyer Carmen Durso want to launch
an action to sue the Vatican, although they believe success is an outside
chance.

"The chances really are very slim," Durso says. "Under US law the Vatican is
immune from suit and each diocese is its own independent entity. We're
looking at the opportunity of suing under European Union law, which
guarantees other rights."

They believe the document is still in force and point to a letter from
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, dated 2001, which states it still is.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, however, has dismissed the document,
saying it has been superseded by guidelines introduced in the 1960s,'70s and
in 1983. Canon lawyer John Beal last month told a Dallas court the document
is not the searing evidence the lawyers believe it to be, arguing it needs
to be read in context.

"While this characterisation of the Vatican document by plaintiffs sounds
ominous and provides provocative sound bites, the actual document is much
less interesting - and much less titillating," Beal said.

If nothing else, the papal instruction gives an insight into the Vatican's
obsession with secrecy and, as critics allege, the fact it looks after its
own.

Victims groups in the US were disappointed in May when Cardinal Bernard Law,
the former Boston archbishop who resigned in the wake of accusations he
covered up a sex abuse scandal, was awarded the title of archpriest of St
Mary Major Basilica in Rome, a largely ceremonial post often given to
retired clergy. They argue disgraced clergy should not be rewarded with
Vatican sinecures.

Boston lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, who represented more than 130 alleged
victims of sexual abuse by priests, says the Vatican is sending a bad
message by giving Law a high-profile new job. "He apparently is being
transferred to a position that is comfortable and appears to be some sort of
reward," Garabedian says.

Salesian cardinal Oscar Rodriguez of Honduras further inflamed victims
groups in 2002 by saying that he would prefer to go to jail rather than harm
one of his priests. "For me, it would be a tragedy to reduce the role of a
pastor to that of a cop," said the cardinal, who is regarded as a contender
to succeed Pope John Paul II.

At the same time, the No.2 at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the
Faith, Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, another of the Curia's inner sanctum,
argued in the Italian Catholic journal 30 Giorni that a priest should be
able to confide in his bishop without fear of arrest. "The demand that a
bishop be obligated to contact the police in order to denounce a priest who
has admitted the offence of pedophilia is unfounded," Bertone says. "If a
priest cannot confide in his bishop for fear of being denounced, then it
would mean that there is no more liberty of conscience."

Quite apart from the moral consequences of church abuse - the effect on its
reputation of a monstrous abuse of trust - there is also one final taboo:
the question of money.

This month, the Portland archdiocese in the state of Oregon filed for
Chapter11 bankruptcy - which frees an organisation from the threat of
creditors' lawsuits while it reorganises - effectively halting an action
worth $160million involving 50 molestation charges against one priest. The
archdiocese and its insurers have already paid more than $53 million over 50
years to settle more than 130 claims of sexual abuse.

And if that's not financial apocalypse, churches worldwide can only look on
in horror at the Anglican Church in Canada, which has had to be bailed out
by the Canadian Government after 7000 native Canadians filed suit over
decades of abuse suffered in the country's remote residential church and
government-run schools. The final bill for those cases has yet to be
established.

While the Vatican is one of the most centralised institutions in the world,
financially it's fragmented - each diocese is responsible for itself. After
out-of-court settlements and 'gifts' from the church, the bill for the
Catholic Church in Australia also may never be known.

"There are more than 300 entities in the Catholic Church in Australia; you'd
have to ask each one," says Sister Angela Ryan of the National Committee for
Professional Standards in the Catholic Church.

I had 26 July 2004 lodged my submission for consideration by the Australian
Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee regarding the Federal Government's
27 May 2004 proposal to more stringently define marriage within existing
legislation through amendments proposed by the Marriage Legislation
Amendment Bill 2004.

This submission is comprised of:

a) An alternative, autonomous {autos / one's true, the soul + nomos / Torah}
religious belief/faith based perspective comprising 73 paragraphs in 41
folios;
b) A 17 folio document relating to the Metaphysical or Esoteric Theology of
the Hebrews as the Regulative Philosophic principles underpinning the
Letters Patent to the Australian Constitution. A copy of this document may
be obtained from
<http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/telos/kabbalah/patent.html#AXIOM4>
c) A 14 folio document containing the appendices.

This perspective, being precipitated upon the philosophical and theological
distinction between 'HETEROS' {ie. As an indefinite number, denoting the new
member of a series distinct from those which preceded and either carrying
the series forward, in that it historically assigned to odd numbers a male
attribution and to even numbers a female attribution-giving them co-jointly
a spermatic quality. Being 'one not of the same nature, form, class, kind,
different'} and 'HOMOIOS' {ie. Of merit to the vMeme / Moment Kabbalistic
autonomous {autos / ones true self, the soul + nomos / Torah} paradigm; viz.
"The Lord-kurios/YAHWEH our God-theos/'elohiym is One-heis/'echad
Lord-kurios/YAHWEH" [Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4]

i) Of the same kind; like or resembling;
(1) those who have the same position and rights;
ii) Of like disposition; the same;
(1) men of the same mind or party; of the same rank or station
(2) expression of closeness of agreement
(3) one and the same
(4) the same as usual
(5) all one to us
(6) homois antapodidonai give 'tit for tat'
(7) on equal terms, in fair fight
iii) In relation to possessions, 'belonging equally in common'
(1) accruing equally to all, general
(2) approaching all equally
iv) In geometry, 'similar' of figures
(1) of triangles in the sense of equal
(2) of numbers being the square of a number as the product of two equal
factors eg: 9\ufffd = 81
v) Emphasizing the agreement by which one thing is similar or equal to
another

}, serves as the foundation on which the issue of homosexuality verses
heterosexuality is consequentially and dogmatically established.

There is little to distinguish such dogmatism as Sunday Sabbatarianism from
the German 3rd Reich's attitude towards Jews, which also happens to be more
or less dogmatically established and for which as value expression of
religious liberty, Section 116 of the Australian Constitution of 1901 was
enacted-And may be considered as engaging in treason against autonomy, which
is no different to fascist ideology.

I have included a text based copy of that submission for your information
.
- dolf




Qolon
2004-07-30 20:07:00 EST
Your statement, "I am promoting peace love and healthy debate. I hope you
see that" is hypocrisy as THERE ARE NO INSTANCES where your participation
within my discussion threads, has been on topic, or conducive to principles
of life such as 'promoting peace, love and health'.

I think you are having a crisis of faith, because you cannot substantiate
your claim to being Christian--You would rather believe a lie and impugn
those who show your religious values to be a pious fraud and pretension.

- dolf

"My statement was in regards to ANOTHER topic where YOU accused
me of doing something I didn't. I do not doubt that I am stirring the pot
right now, you just keep making yourself look like an ass.
Show me posts where you have been on topic?
You also misquote me as well as condemn me with your "this will do"
scripture. I am annoying you for a reason dol[f] - you." [Religious Abuse by
"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> Saturday, July 31, 2004 6:19
AM]

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:MbBOc.24178$K53.17483@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
Its also standard moronic, fanatical and stupendous practice for dolt to
continue cutting and pasting the same reply to anyone just changing the
names and adding a couple of bits and pieces here and there.

Is there anyone that is not against you dolt and why do you think that is?
You are the pious redneck.

"In short" - love it

<Snipped the most amazingly huge pile of junk ever seen>




Qolon
2004-07-30 20:24:08 EST
Now that you know you are engaging in abuse {ie. 'stirring the pot' as you
say}, it is best that you do something about it--However if such abuse stems
from long held cherished and erroneous religious opinions, given its cyclic
nature as vice, you may need to seek psychiatric intervention.

- dolf

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:CyBOc.24213$K53.11755@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
Oh my gosh you are right Colon

Now that you have one victory your work is cut out for you.
There are thousands like me Dol[f] - you go get em!

QOLON NOTE:
Your statement, "I am promoting peace love and healthy debate. I hope you
see that" is hypocrisy as THERE ARE NO INSTANCES where your participation
within my discussion threads, has been on topic, or conducive to principles
of life such as 'promoting peace, love and health'.

I think you are having a crisis of faith, because you cannot substantiate
your claim to being Christian--You would rather believe a lie and impugn
those who show your religious values to be a pious fraud and pretension.

- dolf

"My statement was in regards to ANOTHER topic where YOU accused
me of doing something I didn't. I do not doubt that I am stirring the pot
right now, you just keep making yourself look like an ass.
Show me posts where you have been on topic?
You also misquote me as well as condemn me with your "this will do"
scripture. I am annoying you for a reason dol[f] - you." [Religious Abuse by
"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> Saturday, July 31, 2004 6:19
AM]

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:MbBOc.24178$K53.17483@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
Its also standard moronic, fanatical and stupendous practice for dolt to
continue cutting and pasting the same reply to anyone just changing the
names and adding a couple of bits and pieces here and there.

Is there anyone that is not against you dolt and why do you think that is?
You are the pious redneck.

"In short" - love it

<Snipped the most amazingly huge pile of junk ever seen>





Qolon
2004-07-30 22:16:27 EST
Surely it is symptomatic of a delusional mindset to conclude that
participation by others within religious discourse is grounds for you to
feel annoyed.

With regards to your other improper characterisations of my instigation of
this discussion thread: "I was not posting anything regarding the jiberish
you went on with I was posting in response to your jibberish. I tend not to
read your drawnout, elongated, enlarged, expanded, extensive, gangling,
king-size, lanky, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, lofty,
outstretched, prolonged, protracted, rangy, remote, running, spread out,
spun out, stretched, stringy, towering, redundant, redundant, redundant
posts for several reasons. In regards to the 'Milleniums of misery', you
have no grounds to place any form of guilt apon me let alone accuse me of
being part of an organisation that has caused such misery when you had to
inquire as to the 'ilk' I belonged in previously. I do not deny that
Christians have been the cause of many injustices in regards to women (and
for that matter, homosexuals, witches, minorities, cults and others) and
many horrendous crimes against humanity. How you relate this to me when you
are ignorant of my associations (if it were relevant anyway) is beyond me.
Furthermore you could name any body, organisation, party whatever and they
will be guilty of some form of hatred. It is not limited to Christians."
["Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> on subject of "First
understandable post from DOL[F] ever!" Friday, July 30, 2004 4:28 PM]

Such a view promulgated by you as "the most amazingly huge pile of junk ever
seen" is obviously incorrect, as an individual posting from the University
of Berlin, Germany's free internet service, felt motivated to say: "Well
done! Thank you in the name o[f] families of more than 41,000 fathers
murdered (mine being one of them) by Illuminati servants in the Australian
Parliament and Courts in the last 20 years. Peace of normal thinking in
Australian absurdity from [a] person everyone killfilled. So I left full
text here and put your name and prologue at the end so everyone will read."
[Zat, 30 June, 2004 aus.religion.christian, alt.politics.europe.misc,
alt.politics.homosexuality, aus.politics, uk.politics.constitution,
uk.politics.philosophy, nz.politics]

I also note that besides yourself and the dysfunctional Roman Catholic
Joseph Meehan, there have been no other responses. Not even to the
newsgroups alt.messianic, alt.messianic.yeshua, alt.religion.christian,
alt.religion.christianity, soc.culture.irish, soc.culture.islam,
soc.culture.israel, soc.culture.jewish, soc.culture.usa where the post was
also disseminated.

So your claim that my actions are 'annoying people', given the cross-section
of global society to which it has been disseminated is probably a good
indication as to the level of deterioration to which your psychosis has
deminished your claim to rationality.

- dolf

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:DxCOc.24308$K53.15218@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
And what will you do to stop annoying people dol[f]?

QOLON NOTE:
Now that you know you are engaging in abuse {ie. 'stirring the pot' as you
say}, it is best that you do something about it--However if such abuse stems
from long held cherished and erroneous religious opinions, given its cyclic
nature as vice, you may need to seek psychiatric intervention.

- dolf

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:CyBOc.24213$K53.11755@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
Oh my gosh you are right Colon

Now that you have one victory your work is cut out for you.
There are thousands like me Dol[f] - you go get em!

QOLON NOTE:
Your statement, "I am promoting peace love and healthy debate. I hope you
see that" is hypocrisy as THERE ARE NO INSTANCES where your participation
within my discussion threads, has been on topic, or conducive to principles
of life such as 'promoting peace, love and health'.

I think you are having a crisis of faith, because you cannot substantiate
your claim to being Christian--You would rather believe a lie and impugn
those who show your religious values to be a pious fraud and pretension.

- dolf

"My statement was in regards to ANOTHER topic where YOU accused
me of doing something I didn't. I do not doubt that I am stirring the pot
right now, you just keep making yourself look like an ass.
Show me posts where you have been on topic?
You also misquote me as well as condemn me with your "this will do"
scripture. I am annoying you for a reason dol[f] - you." [Religious Abuse by
"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> Saturday, July 31, 2004 6:19
AM]

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:MbBOc.24178$K53.17483@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
Its also standard moronic, fanatical and stupendous practice for dolt to
continue cutting and pasting the same reply to anyone just changing the
names and adding a couple of bits and pieces here and there.

Is there anyone that is not against you dolt and why do you think that is?
You are the pious redneck.

"In short" - love it

<Snipped the most amazingly huge pile of junk ever seen>






Qolon
2004-07-31 00:16:59 EST
Hopefully you'll get something done to the resolve the psychological and
emotion scars bestowed upon you by "the 'ilk' [which you] belonged in
previously"...

- dolf

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:OBEOc.24427$K53.1870@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
They just know when to stop replying to you which I will now make a point of
myself. Good day to you...

QOLON NOTE:
Surely it is symptomatic of a delusional mindset to conclude that
participation by others within religious discourse is grounds for you to
feel annoyed.

With regards to your other improper characterisations of my instigation of
this discussion thread: "I was not posting anything regarding the jiberish
you went on with I was posting in response to your jibberish. I tend not to
read your drawnout, elongated, enlarged, expanded, extensive, gangling,
king-size, lanky, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, lofty,
outstretched, prolonged, protracted, rangy, remote, running, spread out,
spun out, stretched, stringy, towering, redundant, redundant, redundant
posts for several reasons. In regards to the 'Milleniums of misery', you
have no grounds to place any form of guilt apon me let alone accuse me of
being part of an organisation that has caused such misery when you had to
inquire as to the 'ilk' I belonged in previously. I do not deny that
Christians have been the cause of many injustices in regards to women (and
for that matter, homosexuals, witches, minorities, cults and others) and
many horrendous crimes against humanity. How you relate this to me when you
are ignorant of my associations (if it were relevant anyway) is beyond me.
Furthermore you could name any body, organisation, party whatever and they
will be guilty of some form of hatred. It is not limited to Christians."
["Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> on subject of "First
understandable post from DOL[F] ever!" Friday, July 30, 2004 4:28 PM]

Such a view promulgated by you as "the most amazingly huge pile of junk ever
seen" is obviously incorrect, as an individual posting from the University
of Berlin, Germany's free internet service, felt motivated to say: "Well
done! Thank you in the name o[f] families of more than 41,000 fathers
murdered (mine being one of them) by Illuminati servants in the Australian
Parliament and Courts in the last 20 years. Peace of normal thinking in
Australian absurdity from [a] person everyone killfilled. So I left full
text here and put your name and prologue at the end so everyone will read."
[Zat, 30 June, 2004 aus.religion.christian, alt.politics.europe.misc,
alt.politics.homosexuality, aus.politics, uk.politics.constitution,
uk.politics.philosophy, nz.politics]

I also note that besides yourself and the dysfunctional Roman Catholic
Joseph Meehan, there have been no other responses. Not even to the
newsgroups alt.messianic, alt.messianic.yeshua, alt.religion.christian,
alt.religion.christianity, soc.culture.irish, soc.culture.islam,
soc.culture.israel, soc.culture.jewish, soc.culture.usa where the post was
also disseminated.

So your claim that my actions are 'annoying people', given the cross-section
of global society to which it has been disseminated is probably a good
indication as to the level of deterioration to which your psychosis has
deminished your claim to rationality.

- dolf

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:DxCOc.24308$K53.15218@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
And what will you do to stop annoying people dol[f]?

QOLON NOTE:
Now that you know you are engaging in abuse {ie. 'stirring the pot' as you
say}, it is best that you do something about it--However if such abuse stems
from long held cherished and erroneous religious opinions, given its cyclic
nature as vice, you may need to seek psychiatric intervention.

- dolf

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:CyBOc.24213$K53.11755@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
Oh my gosh you are right Colon

Now that you have one victory your work is cut out for you.
There are thousands like me Dol[f] - you go get em!

QOLON NOTE:
Your statement, "I am promoting peace love and healthy debate. I hope you
see that" is hypocrisy as THERE ARE NO INSTANCES where your participation
within my discussion threads, has been on topic, or conducive to principles
of life such as 'promoting peace, love and health'.

I think you are having a crisis of faith, because you cannot substantiate
your claim to being Christian--You would rather believe a lie and impugn
those who show your religious values to be a pious fraud and pretension.

- dolf

"My statement was in regards to ANOTHER topic where YOU accused
me of doing something I didn't. I do not doubt that I am stirring the pot
right now, you just keep making yourself look like an ass.
Show me posts where you have been on topic?
You also misquote me as well as condemn me with your "this will do"
scripture. I am annoying you for a reason dol[f] - you." [Religious Abuse by
"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> Saturday, July 31, 2004 6:19
AM]

"Christopher Allan" <tryagain@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:MbBOc.24178$K53.17483@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
Its also standard moronic, fanatical and stupendous practice for dolt to
continue cutting and pasting the same reply to anyone just changing the
names and adding a couple of bits and pieces here and there.

Is there anyone that is not against you dolt and why do you think that is?
You are the pious redneck.

"In short" - love it

<Snipped the most amazingly huge pile of junk ever seen>







John P. Boatwright
2004-07-31 02:57:50 EST
Qolon wrote:

(snip whining)

The subject line pretty much says it all.

God made it all, Jesus died for our sins.

Proof God described the planet density profile
BEFORE science did:
http://home.teleport.com/~salad/4God/density.htm
(see the 2 graphs, obviously God was right in Genesis)

Mirror site at: http://For-God.net

Qolon
2004-07-31 03:34:40 EST
Such claims to Christianity as made by 'John P. Boatwirght' draws its
hermetic impetus from symbolic associations of Number-HETEROS {ie. As an
indefinite number, denotes the new member of a series distinct from those
which preceded and either carrying the series forward}, in that it
historically assigned to odd numbers a male attribution and to even numbers
a female attribution-giving them co-jointly a spermatic quality. As
Baal-Poer or Priapism being the son of Aphrodite (and Zeus or Dionisys), it
has often confused by quasi-christians within their hymeanalism as being
Christian: "It is Aphrodite who deceived me and brought me out of my
village. My only daughter I left behind my good understanding, and handsome
husband. For when the soul leaves her perfect husband because of the
treachery of Aphrodite, who exists here in the act of begetting, then she
will suffer harm. But if she sighs and repents, she will be restored to her
house. Certainly Israel wouldn't in the first place have been visited to be
brought out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, if it had not
sighed to God and wept for the oppression of its labours. [Psalms 6:5-9]"
[Exegesis on the Soul, Nag Hammadi Library p 198]

Although it is in reality not being 'one not of the same nature, form,
class, kind, different', as it has a consequence upon our understanding-
KATHORAOA {to behold fully, that is, (figuratively) distinctly apprehend;
clearly see} of the eternal-AIDIOS power-DUNAMIS {Male Personification of
Miraculous Power} as Godhead-THEIOTES {Divinity as the Sefirot of the
Kabbalah} [Romans 1:19-23] and might be more appropriately characterized as
specious.

Whilst many such religionists as hymenealists whose quasi-religious and
quasi-philosophical opinion evolved from magic theology, would advocate
marriage as the societal model and vehicle for human, religious and
Constitutional rights (ie. the freedom to have no belief) which is inclusive
of an atheist, the secondary consideration is whether such practice as
belief in God, also has an impact upon our understanding of the very
autonomous nature and extent of the equivalent-HOMOIOS {as being related to
Numbers as the square 9\ufffd = 81 or the product of two equal factors; Plato's
'ADELPHOIS NOMOIS'} and their reciprocal powers-EXOUSIAZO as unequivocally
equitable human, religious and Constitutional right, that is granted the
individual over their own-IDIOS body-SOMA.

The Greek word HOMOIOS meaning 'similar or like' which is often used in
parabolic mystery formulas as being descriptive of the nature (viz. "The
Lord-kurios/YAHWEH our God-theos/'elohiym is One-heis/'echad
Lord-kurios/YAHWEH" [Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4]) of the kingdom of heaven
[Matthew 13:24-52], implies that the same equitable power-EXOUSIAZO as
autonomy over his/her own-IDIOS body-SOMA is granted to the individual as
being unequivocally equal rights pursued as the Way with virtue and
integrity. That is, the term HOMOIOS means:

i) Of the same kind; like or resembling;
(1) those who have the same position and rights;
ii) Of like disposition; the same;
(1) men of the same mind or party; of the same rank or station
(2) expression of closeness of agreement
(3) one and the same
(4) the same as usual
(5) all one to us
(6) homois antapodidonai give 'tit for tat'
(7) on equal terms, in fair fight
iii) In relation to possessions, 'belonging equally in common'
(1) accruing equally to all, general
(2) approaching all equally
iv) In geometry, 'similar' of figures
(1) of triangles in the sense of equal
(2) of numbers being the square of a number as the product of two equal
factors eg: 9\ufffd = 81
v) Emphasizing the agreement by which one thing is similar or equal to
another
vi) Hebrew equivalent is Mem (#40) + Yod (#10) + Final Nun (#50 / #500) =
#100 / #550 {species as one of the same nature, form, class, kind, same;
stalk of corn; him, her, it; sexual intercourse, salaciousness; feast of
dedication of a temple / Arrow; By; Aphrodite Cythereia as the Greek Goddess
associated with the planet Venus, of eternal beauty and erotic desire who
according to legend, when taken to Olympus and presented to Zeus and the
other gods. Everyone admired her and was dazzled by her beauty. She had many
sexual relationships including Zeus (Jupiter), Ares (Mars), Poseidon, her
brothers Hermes and Dionysus and mortals such as Anchises a prince of
Dardania (near Troy), as many of those who wanted her as their own wife.

According to mythical accounts given of Greek legend, Priapus was conceived
from an illicit rape and solicitations by Zeus (or Dionysus) of Aphrodite;
but Hera as Zeus' wife in a jealous rage performed an incantation on the
still pregnant Aphrodite, rendering the infant deformed by enlarged
genitalia. Priapus was the god who presided over the fertility of vegetable
crops. He was also worshipped as the protector of sheep, goats, bees, the
vine, and of all garden produce. The god depicted here in a fresco from the
ancient Roman city of Pompeii (destroyed in 79 CE) is of a dwarfish man with
oversized red genitals and wearing a Phygian cap. His statue was set-up in
vegetable plots to promote garden fertility but doubled as a 'scarecrow' to
keep away birds}

Or Kaf (#20) + Mem (#40) + Vav (#6) = #66 {like = HOMOIOS; damage, loss;
babbler as spermologist [Acts 17:16-21] or seed-picker as crow [Matthew
13:3-30; Mark 4:3-29; Luke 8:5-18]; total books in the bible}
(1) [#66, #15, #76, #25 - What's behind it all?/ Imaging the Mysterious/
#72, #10]
(2) [#51, #66, #77, #37 - Non-Deeming Action/ Administration of Government/
#73, #9]
(3) [#26, #10, #66, #5 - Natural Guidance/ The Function of Emptiness/ #54,
#28]
(4) [#22, #74, #56, #66 - Strategic Reversal/ Putting Oneself Behind/ #36,
#46]
(5) [#48, #55, #19, #49 - Sage's Constancy/ Trust in Virtue/ #66, #16]
(6) [#34, #65, #63, #33 - Achievable Goals/ The Virtue of Discrimation/ #16,
#66]

Among the Spartans and in other aristocratic and oligarchical {ie. where
power is vested in the few} societies, the term 'hoi homoioi' describes
individuals of the same rank or station. It is over the inscription upon the
altar to the 'agnostos theos' (Unknown God) to which the Apostle Paul
directs his defence against ridicule. Even though history fails to record
the decisive term 'Xenos' as 'stranger or an anonymous hero-saviour'
associated as the character central to the drama of the event on Mars Hill,
the Athenians serious intent is established by Jerome's (c. 347-420 CE) note
on the inscription: 'Diis Asiae et Europae et Africae diis ignotis et
peregrinis {ie. Of divine matters Asia, Europe and Africa are destitute,
being ignorant as foreigners or barbarians of the substance of things}'. But
above all it is God's answer to a serious question, like the no less
specifically oriented address by the Apostle Peter in [Acts 2:12-39]. The
Athenians, of course, ask in the sense of a religio eventualis {ie. true
religion is the result of action}, whereas Paul proclaims, not the one
unknown and true god of the philosophy of religion with all their illicit
sexual affairs and procreations embellished by mythology, but the very
different God, whom for the world is in fact a strange God in the ultimate
sense. [KITTEL 1995, V:8] "Let brotherly-philadelphia love-philadelphia
continue-meno. Do not forget-epilanthanomai to entertain-philonexia
strangers-philonexia, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained
angels. Remember the prisoners as if chained with them, and those who are
mistreated, since we ourselves are in the body also. Marriage is honorable
among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will
judge." [Hebrews 13:1-4]

The Apostle Paul therefore uses the term relating to knowing the 'UNKNOWN
GOD' within the context of the classical Greek poets: ".For we are also his
offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to
think that the Godhead-THEIOS is like-HOMOIOS unto gold, or silver, or
stone, graven by art and man's device." [Acts 17:28-29] As the basis for
his observation on the cultic view of deity given to idolatry [Acts 17:16;
Acts 19:25-28], the Godhead cannot be represented by a likeness of any
object including male and female, since it is not like gold or silver or
stone or a statue graven by the device of man. [TDNT 1998 V:187-188]

Whilst the Godhead cannot be set forth with the help of earthly or human
means, it exists within-ENTOS each, [Luke 17:21] as we are his offspring:
"...because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for since the
creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even his eternal-AIDIOS
power-DUNAMIS {Male Personification of Miraculous Power} and
Godhead-THEIOTES {Divinity as the Sefirot (Number) of the Kabbalah}, so that
they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not
glorify him as God, nor were they thankful, but became futile in their
thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise,
they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an
image like corruptible man-'The likeness of male and female' [Deuteronomy
4:16]" [Romans 1:19-23]

It is self-evident that 'John P. Boatwright' cannot make any rational claim
to being Christian, and his soul is dammed to Hell.

- dolf
"John P. Boatwright" <name@For-God.net> wrote in message
news:410B42A5.7600@For_God.net...
(snip whining)

The subject line pretty much says it all.

God made it all, Jesus died for our sins.

Proof God described the planet density profile
BEFORE science did:
http://home.teleport.com/_salad/4God/density.htm
(see the 2 graphs, obviously God was right in Genesis)

Mirror site at: http://For_God.net



John P. Boatwright
2004-07-31 04:07:39 EST
Qolon wrote:

(snip whining, excuses, twisting)

It says it right there, right there in the bible.

See the subject line, that's what it says.

Now, you might be thinking that putting feces all over yourself
is wonderful, but my understanding of it from all the AIDS this
and that being discussed, is that you can get blood on you, and
you can die from it.

The abomination part seems to make sense now doesn't it?

Yes?

It sure does to me...

God made it all, Jesus died for our sins.

Proof God described the planet density profile
BEFORE science did:
http://home.teleport.com/_salad/4God/density.htm
(see the 2 graphs, obviously God was right in Genesis)

Mirror site at: http://For_God.net
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