Excerpt from "...HIDDEN DOOR"

      BeWISE offers this excerpt from an enlightening article written by a fellow researcher and follower of Christ...

      For those skeptics out there who doubt the legitimacy of The Protocols, we highly encourage you to check out this article. The complete tract will be featured (among other places) in a 1996 Special Edition Anthology of conspiratorial writings & information put together by PARANOIA Magazine. Information on how to acquire this complete special collection will be featured below. BeWISE hasn't yet seen any of the other articles within the anthology, so we cannot claim to subscribe to whats featured in them, however since we are personally aquainted with the author of THIS excerpt, and have read some very excellent articles in PARANOIA, we will still encourage you to send for the complete collection, and discern for yourself what is applicable to you. At this time, please check out the following from:

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH THE HIDDEN DOOR
by Diogenes


[NOTE: "(#)", are footnotes and are featured after the reference paragraph.]

Myself when young did eagerly
frequent
Doctor and Saint, and heard
great argument
About it and about, but evermore
Came out by the same Door
as in I went.

Omar Khayyam


Why Are These Men Exposing Themselves?

      Many long-time conspiracy researchers are confounded by the fact that practically all that's LEFT to do is REsearch, all the searching apparently having been done, and the uncovered dirty laundry hung out across the world on lines strung through hundreds of books, various new periodicals, shortwave radio, FM and AM talk shows, movies, even T. V. shows that play to those "in the know", such as X-Files, Seaquest, The Simpsons, Sightings, V-R 5, Nowhere Man, etc.

      While it took some thirty years for the dirt on Dallas to come to light, it took only a couple years for Ruby Ridge to make the front page of Newsweek and the nightly TV specials, while the Waco survivors tour the country telling their story. Oklahoma's filthy undies were hung out for the conspiratorially inclined cogniscenti before the skid marks had even dried. Discussions of the conspiratorial aspects of the past and present become ever more arcane, since trying to find some unexplored aspect of the conspiracy that hasn't already been microscopically examined is getting to be a frustrating task, perhaps equaled only by the search for an uninformed somebody who gives a rat's ass, most folks who still have a sign of life having already caught on to the fact that there are some very powerful and determined people of the New World Order crowd who just may not have our best interests at heart. So, what kind of conspiracy is this, that can't even keep it's own secrets?

      Well, it's one so certain of its perverse preeminence that it's rubbing our noses in its private parts while shrieking "Oh, Noooooo! Not that!" as though the exposure weren't intentional. Running the names and addresses of the Militias on national T. V. while holding them up to ridicule was a primo example of this ploy. Those who lifted an eyelid in alarm delightedly congratulated themselves on their precocity and took advantage of the media's "mistake" to line up to get listed in the Black Book. Those who dozed on have given their tacit consent to whatever the Hell (and it will be) the controllers want to do. Bomb the buildings, kill my kids, butcher the patriots, tell me blatant lies, snicker over my bovine stupidity, make me a slave, just gimme a beer and a boob tube.

      Michael Hoffman II has pointed out in Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare that the cryptocracy is in the alchemical process of Revelation of the Method to a society so benumbed it doesn't care.

"They brag to us about what they've gotten away with and we're thrilled by it. That's our only significant response, that and the anticipation of the next thrill. Thus the old strategy of exposing the cryptocracy, when applied blindly in the belief that this in itself is a potent weapon against the cryptocracy, is bankrupt. Exposure and publicity by themselves, without a broader understanding of the epistemology of the Hermetic-alchemical control process itself, is worse than useless, it actually plays into the hands of the conspirators."
      Far from being an out-of-control compulsive random flasher, Crypto is a methodical mass rapist immune to prosecution, with necrophilia on his mind. As he gloats omnipotent in the full light of day, weapon in hand, jackbooted heel raised to grind the face of humanity to mush, his shadow blankets the earth and the people scurry off to one or another of the traps that he's so cleverly baited for them.

      Most subsist comfortably in the shadow, having never cared for light anyway, the sludge in their heads entirely devoted to Orwell's groupthink... ..."it's all right, everything's all right, the struggle is finished [or never began]. I love Big Brother". Disembodius, in a riveting rant in Vol.3, Issue 6 of Paranoia describes their situation: "Waking sleep becomes the distraction of choice: the half awake sleep of mindlessly gazing at the TV screen, the mechanical repetition associated with most jobs, the hypnotic trance of being self-absorbed......TV can exploit the shadow aspects of our ego because the entranced viewer is a willing participant in the need to remain unconscious". The Bible calls them "willingly ignorant", i.e., stupid on purpose. They've been neutralized by Crypto's Directive #13: "In order that the masses themselves shall not guess what they are about we further distract them with amusements, games, pastimes, passions, people's palaces...[We] propose competitions in art, in sport of all kinds: these interests will finally distract their minds from question in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them....Growing more and more disaccustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own, people will begin to talk in the same tone as we, because we alone shall be offering them new directions for thought.....".

      Those few who notice the menacing shadow are given oodles of options - neon EXIT signs beckon from any number of doors...but it's merely a hall of mirrors, and all the signs lead only through to the New World Or-doors.(1)

(1) Thanks Joan - too good to pass up.

      Directive #13 continues ..."we alone shall be offering them new directions for thought...of course through such persons as will not be suspected of solidarity with us. ...Who will ever suspect then that all these people were stage-managed by us according to political plan which no one has so much as guessed at in the course of many centuries?"

      One sign blinks FIGHT IT! That's just fine with Crypto; your dead body will be part of his inhuman sacrifice to his gory gods, and he could care less if you take some of his troops with you. They make a more valuable sacrifice than you, anyway.

      Another blazes HIGH MORAL VALUES. Why, Crypto himself claims the "high moral values" of Freemasonry, Islam, or "Judaeo-Christianity". His most ardent supporters are the great philanthropists and the great religions.

      Yet another says DETACHMENT. No good, no evil, just divine isness in the NOW. Lovely. That's how Crypto got the way he is, and can do what he's doing without a qualm. Detach enough, and he may invite you to join him in the slaughter until he turns on you.

      MEDITATE...CALL DOWN THE HIGHER POWERS. Crypto beat you to it. They're his, and he's theirs.

      UNIVERSAL EDUCATION will turn the tide: "Free education for all children in public schools".(2) It's Crypto's curriculum.

(2) Communist Manifesto, Protocol #5, Outcome Based Education (O.B.E.).

      INTELLECT. C'mon. Any intellectual oughta know that the first thing Crypto's done in every revolution is to kill off all the intellectuals he couldn't co-opt.

      COUNT ON EVOLUTION! (3) Crypto's counting on you counting on that, having thoroughly established the Big Lies of Directive #2: "think carefully of the successes we have arranged for Darwinism, Marxism, and Neitzsche-ism....it should be plain to see what a disintegrating importance these directives have had on the minds of the goyim."

(3) Humanist Manifestos 1 and 2, Satanic Bible, Jung, Freud, Teilhard de Chardin, Aleister Crowley, Marilyn Ferguson, Al Gore, Benjamin Creme, the "Pleiadians" et al., Karl Marx, Arthur C. Clark, Carl Rogers, Carl Sagan, Jose Arguelles, Alice Bailey, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Huxley, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, Kaballah.

      A PARADIGM SHIFT/ TRANSFORMATION: A quantum evolutionary leap, possibly assisted by benificent "space brethren". Dream on. There aren't any. It's just Hegel in the Sky with Saucers. They're all in league with Crypto. The "fourth dimensional light body" is a hoax that Crypto can't consistently deliver.

      EXPRESS EXIT: Get Raptured up before it all comes down! By Jesus, or space brethren, or both, with or without "Mary, Queen of Heaven". Fantasy. If the E.T.I.'s get you it won't be fun, and Jesus isn't due yet.

      REINCARNATION! Get out of this life and into a new one. Great story, but consider the source. And take a look at your life: really want a re-run?

      GLOBALISM: Is Crypto's "cure" for what ails humankind. The cure will be worse than the disease.

      TECHNOLOGY: He's got it all. His boss designed it.

      FEMALE/GODDESS ENERGY: The idea that women are intrinsically better than men is disproven by empirical evidence. Ditto for "goddesses".

      SACRED SEX / KUNDALINI: A serpent by any other name is still a snake. Major source of Crypto's power.

      GNOSIS - GET YOUR TRANSCENDENT WISDOM HERE! Know thyself (4). Create your own reality. Visualize world peace. Believe in what is best for you (5). Positive thinking and positive action add up to results (5). Make the most of life - HERE AND NOW! (5) Do what thou wilt is the whole of the Law (5). You are God (6).

(4) Shakespeare, Satanic Bible, Apocrypha, Kaballah, Gnosticism, Maslow, Freud, Fromme, Jung.
(5) Satanic Bible, by Anton La Vey, and any "New Age" philosophy you care to mention.
(6) Alice Bailey, Shirley MacLaine, Mary Baker Eddy, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Satanic Bible, Christian Science, Humanist Manifestos, Blavatsky, Besant, Kenneth Copeland.

      This is Crypto's wisdom, and it's all that's offered, by the design of Directive #12 - " In the vain belief that they are following the organ of their party they will in fact follow the flag which we hang out for them" - and Directive #3, "The goyim have lost the habit of thinking unless prompted by the suggestions of our specialists."

      ALL OPPOSITION IS CONTROLLED OPPOSITION. Directive #3. Directive #12. "...we shall set up our own, to all appearances, opposition....Our real opponents at heart will "We have set all forces in opposition one to another...to this end we have stirred up every form of enterprise, we have armed all parties...." "Not a single announcement will reach the public without our control." accept this simulated opposition as their own and will show us their cards..."

      MASS MIND CONTROL IS INSTITUTED SIMPLY BY LIMITING THE PARAMETERS OF THE DEBATE. Directive #5: "The principal object of our directorate consists in this....to debilitate the public mind..... to distract the forces of the mind to a sham fight of empty eloquence." Directive #14: "Our wise men, trained to become leaders of the goyim, will compose speeches, projects, memoirs, articles, which will be used by us to influence the minds of the goyim, directing them to such understanding and forms of knowledge as have been determined by us."

      So, if Crypto has truly succeeded in setting all the parameters of the debate, if all those well-lit doors are in reality New World Or-Doors, we can only look outside their set parameters for the door the entire plan has been devised to conceal.

      TO FIND THE DOOR, WE WILL NOT LOOK FOR THE DOOR...WE WILL LOOK FOR THE AREA OF HEAVIEST CAMOUFLAGE. Behind it will be the hidden door.

      Locating the spot is becoming much easier as the tension mounts toward the Grand Climax and Crypto overplays his hand. Just look for the biggest smear.

      As you've been reading, we've been swabbing away at the second biggest glob of goo, and exposing a few directives from The Protocols of the Elders (Wise Men) of S/Zion. Let's take a look at the dirty rag, and check out the consistency of the propaganda smear that's kept most people from even looking at the Protocols. It's pretty much the same putrid stuff we'll find in the biggest blotch, and it oozes out from the same sources. Pay special attention to the incendiary adjectives.

     [Adjectives applied to those who would point to the Protocols as the Master Plan for world dominion are:] "prejudiced and xenophobic"....... ....."inchoate groups on the extreme right"..."nationalistic superpatriots"... "anti-democratic"... "zealots"..."virulent anti-Semites"


The Big Smear

The New York Times, THE LIVING ARTS, Wednesday, July 21, 1993
Rise of the Far Right (Read Fascism) in Russia
      "The crude, racist, anti-gay, anti-Masonic and anti-Semitic drawings are indistinguishable from those that ran in the Nazi propaganda newspaper....there's a illustration on the cover of Protocols of the Elders of Zion , the fraudulent document concocted by Czarist intelligence agents".

The New York Times, WEEK IN REVIEW, Sunday April 30, 1995
Inside the World of the Paranoid/ The Conspiracy that Never Ends
      "Right-wing mail-order bookstores still sell the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the anti-Semitic fantasy hatched in Russia a century ago."...political paranoiacs...militia members....far right netherworld....inchoate fear"

Give War a Chance, P.J. O'Rourke, Rolling Stone

      "Copies of that old anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion were stacked next to the cash register at an expensive bookstore."

MINORITY REPORT, Christopher Hitchens, New Republic

      "Robertson has been rummaging under the same stones as the anti-Dreyfusards, the Nuremberg theorists and the forgers of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. "superstition" ... "empty skull" ... "vacant heads" ... "ridiculous arguments"..."crackpot wing" ... "laughably opportunistic"..."dogmatic" ..."fanatics" ..."chaotic digression into the alleged history of secret societies and cabals"

New York Daily News, April 13, 1994
Carlton in Anti-Semitic Jam

      "Carlton's remarks angered the American Jewish Congress, which is demanding the Hall of Fame electee apologize for his 'blatant and unconscionable bigotry'.... One minute, Carlton said the British MI-5 and 6 intelligence agencies have ruled the world since 1812. But the next minute, Carlton said the Elders of Zion rule the world and twelve Jewish bankers meeting in Switzerland rule the world. The Elders of Zion is a classic anti-Semitic tract, dating to Czarist Russia."

Paranoia, Vol. 3, Issue 10
Letter to the Editors, by John Kimsey

      "And the Nazis had a theory that the Jews, in league with Bolsheviks, were plotting to take over the world; this too was a scapegoating fantasy, but it provided the rationale for a very real holocaust. ... That is, the Elders of Zion myth was rascist bullshit, but it helped justify the holocaust, which was nothing if not a conspiracy..."

Messengers of Deception, Jacques Vallee, And/Or Press, Berkeley, CA.

      "Similar elements in modern history were found in the myth of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a deception that was largely responsible for motivating the massive deportation and killing of the Jews during World War II."

Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion: Cookbook for World Takeover, or Anti-Semitic Nonsense?
by G. Richard Fisher

      "As early as 1797, French Jesuit Abbe Barruel posited a Judaeo-Masonic conspiracy for world dominion. Barruel tried to make some connections of the Jews to the earlier Bavarian Illuminati..........Oxford graduate and author Terrence Prittee calls the Protocols 'an obscene forgery - absurd and perverted fairy tales' ... "We must denounce this lie and expose it. We must speak against any variation of the Protocols. Anti-Semitic canards like 'Jewish bankers', 'Jewish-Rothschild connection' or 'Jewish conspiracy' must be seen as just another devilish nuance of the Protocol fantasy". . . ."myth of the Jewish conspiracy" ... "fantasy" ..."a legend - an invention" ....... Protocols has been the basis for pogroms in Russia and other places"....

Front Page, Los Angeles Times, Nov 28, 1993
PROTOCOLS: Anti-Semitic Tract called Forgery in Russia

      "...a Russian court has pronounced the Infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion an Anti-Semitic forgery ....The ruling by Judge Lyudmila Belikova was hailed by the Los Angeles-based Simon Weisenthal Center, which provided financial support for Golenpolsky and documentary material to the court".

Reader's Digest, April 1995
'This Lie Will Not Die, Lawrence Elliot

      "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion:"A 'Times' correspondent established beyond doubt that the Protocols was a fraud. It had been plagiarized - in some cases almost word for word - from a veiled attack on Napoleon III published in 1864. Forgers had simply taken the schemes of the French Emperor and put them in the mouths of the imaginary Elders of Zion.... For nearly a century this evil manuscript has united bigots of every stripe and, in the process, claimed millions of lives. .....it has shored up a century of anti-Semitism" ...."fans an ugly hatred" ..."inciting massacres" ..... peddler of hate.... grossly delusional view of the world - one that has found expression in murder and torture beyond imagining".
      On November 26, 1993, as Judge Valentina Belikova prepared to render her verdict, there was hope that Russia would help erase a historical sin and declare the Protocols false. The verdict as read from the bench did not mention the Protocols. [Notice the discrepancy in the reportage of trial results in the L.A. Times and Reader's Digest articles. Someone's lying.]

      Well, it would seem that quite a varied assortment of people has a vested interest in keeping us from looking at The Protocols, and presumably after reading some excerpts from them, you can see why. The variegated voices of the cryptocracy would like you to believe that the Protocols are an Anti-Semitic forgery, and anyone who reads or even speaks of them has a dangerously delusional world view, and is likely to go off at any moment into a xenophobic killing frenzy. What better way to keep people from examining them or even whispering of them? How necessary to keep the populace in abysmal ignorance accompanied by fatuous denial of it. The best way to keep people from the truth is to let them believe they have it (or all they need of it, or that "their truth" is equivalent to "the truth", or that there isn't any such thing anyway), and to teach them to thoroughly despise anyone who dares to suggest that Truth exists, and that it matters. The Protocols have proven themselves to be true for two centuries and are nearing completion, so a mass indoctrination against any who would expose them has to be clamped firmly in place.

      According to the writers of The Protocols, the intended result of their machinations is this:" The errors of the goyim governments will be depicted by us in the most vivid hues. We shall plant such an abhorrence of them that the peoples will prefer tranquility in a state of serfdom to those rights of vaunted freedom which have tortured humanity and exhausted the very sources of human existence.......they will prefer to suffer anything under us rather than run the risk of enduring again all the agitations and miseries they have gone through." (Protocol #14).

      So many today are taking hope in the fact that people seem to be waking up to governmental corruption, believing that the public's increasing awareness will foil the plot. The Protocols demonstrate that the public's "great awakening" and the inevitable subsequent chaos, far from being a tool to overcome the plotters, is in fact a crucial part of their plan., summed up in their slogan, "Order Through Chaos".

      " By all these means we shall so wear down the goyim [i.e., "cattle"; i.e., us] that they will be compelled to offer us international power of a nature that will enable us gradually to absorb all the State forces of the world to form a Super-Government (Protocol #5). "Remember the French Revolution, to which it was we who gave the name of "Great": the secrets of its preparation are well known to us for it was wholly the work of our hands. Ever since that time, we have been leading the peoples from one disenchantment to another, so that in the end they should also turn from us in favour of that King-Despot of the blood of Zion, whom we are preparing for the world" (Protocol #3).

      The filthy stain of "Anti-Semitic forgery believed only by imbeciles and dangerous lunatics" that's been spread over The Protocols is such a remarkably effective technique to keep people from getting anywhere near them and so beginning to comprehend the actuality and inner workings of the conspiracy, that it's been duplicated with considerable precision and equal zeal in regard to another book which could actually provide people with the possibility of getting out of Crypto's clutches forever.

      We've seen even in a brief sampling that the stigma against reading and believing The Protocols covers all the territory from "right" to "left", from The New York Times Literary section to the Sports section to Ufology to Rock 'n' Roll. But only a hate-filled paranoiac could possibly suspect that this has anything to do with Protocol #9: "We have in our service persons of all opinions, of all doctrines, restorating monarchists, demagogues, socialists, communists, and utopian dreamers of every kind. We have harnessed them all to the task..."

      Having acquainted ourselves with the look and feel of the camouflage which is placed to keep us from reading or crediting The Protocols, let's analyze the individual components of the slurry, so as to recognize it elsewhere.

The Protocols are said to be a:

1a) Fraud
2a) Forgery
3a) Plagiarism
4a) Myth
5a) Hoax
6a) Fabrication
7a) The Protocols are not quoted to any extent in the articles deriding them, precisely because their truth is self-evident. Only what others say about them is quoted.

People who read and believe The Protocols are said to be:

1b) Anti-Semitic
2b) Hate-mongering
3b) Xenophobic
4b) Racist
5b) Superstitious
6b) Stupid, uneducated
7b) Crazy, delusional, crackpots, fanatics
8b) Dangerous
9b) Paranoid
10b) Opportunistic
11b) Murderous torturors who incite and commit massacres

      We're now prepared to search the hall of mirrors for a similar but bigger and even more repulsive excrescence meticulously designed to keep us from looking at the book behind it, for it's there we'll find the Door to Freedom. As the noxious ordure repelling any potential study of The Protocols penetrates through every level of society from the top to the bottom, so it is with the largest dunghill, excreted to hide an even more important truth.

The Biggest Smear

      Given that the educational establishment of the U.S. has been in Crypto's hands since the turn of the century, one would assume that the intelligentsia had already been co-opted, and wouldn't need much in the line of inoculation or damage control to keep them from looking for the door.

      Disembodius, again:

"The very experts who inform and educate us are the very people who are most indoctrinated, because they have agreed somewhere along the line to become members of the corporate club, swearing somewhere along the line to lie and betray in order to keep their jobs, and reaching the point somewhere along the line where they don't remember what happened to them".
      But Crypto's really spazzing in pre-orgasmic frenzy as the elite present their bottoms for booster shots, and a spate of books is making a big splash among the minute but disproportionately influential reading class and coursing down all the way from the universities through the progressively illiterate MTV watchers and the never-to-be-literate after-school cartoon kids. It's by far the biggest gob of glop in the hall of mirrors, so let's overcome our natural revulsion, don rubber gloves, grab some industrial strength cleanser, and start swabbing away at the muck.

      The top layer of slime consists of a series of copious secretions exuding from an esteemed lady of the literary set. We'll do a culture on these cultured exudations and examine them microscopically, because they contain all the elements to be found in the other effusions, and because the "New Yorker" has slathered much of it over ten pages of their April 3, 1995 issue, in a veritable paean to Elaine Pagels. We can be assured that she is An Authority, because her ouevres (d' whore's ouevres?) are published in hardcover by Random House, with her monogram elegantly embossed in gold on the front cover. Her credentials are listed lovingly on the inside cover of her jacket - and such credentials!

      "ELAINE PAGELS is Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Professor Pagels received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1970 and has taught at Barnard College, where she chaired the Department of Religion, and at Columbia University. ...[She] won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. Professor Pagels was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1981..."

      By Crackey! Crypto's collegiate concubine!

      In riffling through her three books, we see why these highly respected establishmentarians are so smitten with her scholarly wiles.

The Snake in the White Hat

      Her first book, published by Random House in 1988 [see Paranoia, Vol. 3, Iss.3, #10, 'Gem Warfare' for their connections], is titled Adam, Eve, and the Serpent. It has 163 pages of text, 6 chapters, and - get this - 488 bibliographical entries. That's an average of 81.2 per chapter. Not only that, but some of them are listed in the original language, demonstrating that she has a command of French, Latin and German, as well as English. Even more enchanting and imposing is the citation of books that hadn't even been published yet, certifying that she's in with the in-crowd and other authors honor by giving her access to their manuscripts. Enough to get even an effete intellectual creaming, and a skeptic screaming. The "Wall Street Journal" jism is on the back cover: "Ms. Pagels has taken a complex and seemingly arcane subject and made it fascinating and accessible....Any scholarly author who has ever tried to do that will recognize the brilliance of her achievement".

      The achievement that so impresses her peers is, predictably enough, the derision and perversion of every Biblical concept and precept she can get through her processor.

      The Bible, as every thinking person knows, but she nonetheless writes three books and countless dissertations reminding them, is really nothing but an Anti-semitic fraud and a forgery [#s 1-6a],* written and believed, she implies throughout, by fear-mongering, lying, hateful, xenophobic, animalistic, homicidal simpletons [#s 1-11b].

Pagelian Dialectic

      Pagels plausibly sets up an opposition between Gnosticism and organized religion, while ostensibly comparing Gnosticism and Biblical Christianity, thereby limiting the terms of the debate to two equally untrue and insane philosophies, one of which she presents as desirable and intelligent, and the other of which she falsely presents as Christianity. To give her the benefit of the doubt, she probably doesn't even know she's doing that. There's little evidence that she's actually read much of the Bible itself, having seemingly confined herself to reading what other respected scholars and theologians have said about it [#7a]. What's important to the plot is that her admiring readers should emerge from her books as averse to the Bible as she is. Under her disingenuous eye, following the Germanic path of "higher criticism" and "liberal theology", virtually nothing in the Bible is true, nor could it possibly mean what it says [#s 3-6a]. Like the scholars of the Jesus Seminar, she just drops her free-choice preferential balls where they make the most flattering self-image.

Big Balls

      "Most scholars", "the majority of scholars", and "virtually all scholars" agree that Paul didn't write the Pauline Epistles (which make up about half of the New Testament). [#s 1-6a] * *See list on page # for number referents

      "Many today agree" that the Christian martyrs were [and are, presumably] neurotic masochists, or overzealous and unenlightened fanatics, who were just getting themselves killed to publicize their plight and get public support [#s 7, 10b].

      It was Augustine's "enormous error" in the 4th Century to posit a God-given curse as a result of mankind's original sin. [ #7a - God, as reported by Moses in Genesis 3, put a curse - the Law of Entropy - upon a rebellious, vain and foolish humanity and a previously perfect world, because, having decided to "do it our way", we would have destroyed the whole thing in an instant had He not partially shut us down. This way, it's taken us a little longer.]

      Pagels equates the Gospel with "the proclamation of moral freedom", asserting that's how the early Christians saw it. Nonsense. That's how the early (and late) Gnostics see it. Her version of the "gospel" is just the same as the serpent's lie to Eve in Genesis 3:4,5. [In fact, the Biblical Gospel delivers the unflattering news that having chosen Self-Will under Satan's influence, we have no moral freedom at all in our natural state. We remain under the influence of the one we made "prince of this world". We are imperfect and unperfectable by our own power: we always tend toward evil, some of which we myopically regard as "good". We need a Redeemer if we're to be reconciled to the perfect God who created us. The good news is that He has provided a Redeemer, in Christ Jesus, His only-begotten Son. The Gnostic version of the "good news" is the same as principle 3 in Part IV of the Satanic Bible: "Say unto thine own heart, I am mine own redeemer."]

      It's no surprise that Ms. Elaine suspects the serpent was really Jesus in disguise.

      Adam and Eve and the Serpent is written to convince us that the Bible is a fraudulent fantasy [#s 1-6a] ; to assure us that we are supreme, self-determined, self-creating individuals, and that there is no such thing as original sin (or any other kind, for that matter). What is important, she concludes, is "the recognition of a spiritual dimension in human experience". What sorts of spirits are involved is of no consequence, and anyone who suspects it might be is obviously dangerously divisional, fanatical, xenophobic, intolerant, and more than a little dim [#s 1-6a, 1-11b]. Never mind that in truth, there's just One Holy Spirit, and a whole mess of unholy ones who produce some astonishing special effects.

The Anti-Gospel

      Pagels the one-trick pony continues her theme in her second highly-accclaimed-by-all-the-right-people book, The Gnostic Gospels, 1989. Here she reaches her peak, with 667 bibliographical notes for a 174 page text, with 75 allocated to the Introduction alone. Formidable.

      We're told on the cover by the usual suspects that it's a "landmark study" "a marvel" (twice) and "brilliant" (again), "provocative", "intellectually elegant", "stunning", and "radical yet accessible".

      Way Cool! Crypto's craftiest courtesan!

      The Gnostic Gospels is an earnest exercise in obfuscation, an impeccable display of how to limit the parameters of the debate so that the actual issue is never even suspected. It repeats the method of comparing Gnosticism to what she calls Christianity, with Gnosticism coming off as the big winner. Gnosticism is compared to Catholicism and to Orthodoxy (to Churchianity, in other words) but Biblical Christianity is never addressed at all, much less compared to anything.

      The discussion centers around the Gnostic and apocryphal texts found at Nag Hammadi, with which Prof. Pagels would prefer to replace the Bible.

      Though she is able to recognize that the words of the Gnostic "Jesus" stand in direct opposition to the words of the Biblical Jesus, she poutingly ponders upon why the Nag Hammadi texts and others like them were excluded from the Biblical canon, and decides it was a political maneuver. Heresy, in her considered opinion, is merely a matter of priestly territoriality (a.k.a. "tribal boundary posturing"), and has nothing to do with what the Bible says, or what is truth and what is falsehood [#10b]. Apparently since she's entirely comfortable with moral and ethical concepts such as "true" and "truer", she feels that Jesus should be a double-minded relativist as well. And perhaps because she's had to play a mean game of politics to achieve her status, she finds herself unable to envision a higher motive for the Son of God and His disciples. She's in for a shock. God speaking, in Psalm 50:21: "These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest I was altogether such an one as thyself; but I will reprove thee...." [END OF EXCERPT... --BeWISE]


      Special Note: BeWISE states again "for the record" that since we haven't seen any of the other articles in the Special Edition anthology referenced here, we cannot and do not claim to adhere to all that is contained therein. In spite of the fact that we know the author of the article featured above, we may not be in full agreement with all of what she writes, however... The author featured here is an extremely dedicated, intelligent, and precious Christian writer. We sincerely feel that her work not only deserves major exposure but is desparately needed out there in the "literary circles" where - for the most part - lies and disinformation are "circulating". She is vastly knowledgable and we are excited about featuring an excerpt from her freshly written article. May The Almighty Father bless her for her conviction and her contribution!!

      By recommending PARANOIA, The Conspiracy Reader is BeWISE telling you that we need to be paranoid? It depends upon how you define the word paranoia. We should not be consummed by fear of the New World Order and its evil future because as True followers of Christ we realise that we unknowingly give power and are obedient to that which we fear. We acknowlege the Power of Father Yahweh and only Him should we fear and obey. (Isaiah 41:10,13 ; I Peter 3:12a, 13)

      When we define PARANOIA as:

"THE SUDDEN REALIZATION THAT EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED",

...it (this idea of paranoia) should not bring fear but rather dispell fear...it should help to "lighten the burden" that comes with fear and substitute instead UNDERSTANDING & KNOWLEDGE...(Hosea 4:6)
With this in mind, we have read some very EXCELLENT (well researched & soundly written) articles within the pages of PARANOIA and that is why we will advertise it here.

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The above was an excerpt from an article that will be featured in a "PERFECT BOUND Annual Special Issue" of PARANOIA, The Conspiracy Reader. The collection "will contain over (150) pages of exclusive conspiracy theories, rants ...." exclusively "...from an array of paranoid women..."
The title of this Special Issue is:

Paranoid Women Collect their Thoughts

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