Jake Neuman

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  1. Face_The_Truth says:

    ‘The most scandalous instance of an expunction came to the notice of Professor Morton Smith of the Columbia University while Prof. Smith was staying at Jerusalem in 1958 A.D.

    Professor Morton Smith discovered in a monastery named Mar Saba the correspondence between Bishop Clement of Alexandria who lived at the end of the first century A.D. and a contemporary character named Theodore.

    It concerned a passage that followed immediately after Gospel Mark 10.46 which makes Jesus the Nazarene Jew arrive at and leave from Jericho.

    Biblical Scholars were puzzled for centuries as to what happened at that place, but there was no clue!

    The correspondence between Bishop Clement of Alexandria and Theodore contains the passage, which had been censored out of Gospel Mark for fear of raising a scandal.

    The passage says that, Jesus the Nazarene Jew spent several days and nights with Lazarus, both of them remaining naked.

    It seems that homosexuals — in the first century A.D. Christian churches — were citing this censored out Gospel Mark passage in support of their homosexual practice, as homosexuals in the Christian churches are doing today.’

    Book Source:

    Morton Smith, “Clement of Alexandria and a Secret Gospel of Mark”, English, Greek and Latin Edition, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1973


  2. Found The Truth says:

    Sam Harris wrote about the non-violence aspect of Jainism in The End of Faith (where he argued that even moderate religions were harmful):

    A rise of Jain fundamentalism would endanger no one. In fact, the uncontrollable spread of Jainism throughout the world would improve our situation immensely. We would lose more of our crops to pests, perhaps (observant Jains generally will not kill anything, including insects), but we would not find ourselves surrounded by suicidal terrorists or by a civilization that widely condones their actions.

    These are words of a Jain

    While the “non-violence” aspect is admirable, Jains still believe in plenty of bullshit:
    •Jains believe in a never-ending, cyclical time cycle, with phases of “rising” and “falling” happiness. Each phase lasts several thousands of years. This is all fiction, of course.
    •Jains believe that they can accumulate and shed karma and this impacts their future lives (reincarnation). There’s no evidence of this.
    •Jains support being free of materialism — not because it can be destructive in and of itself, but because it’ll allow you to more easily break free from the cycle of reincarnation. They’re doing a good thing for the wrong reason.
    •Jains don’t believe in a god, per se, but they do believe in supernatural beings who have broken free of the reincarnation cycle to attain Nirvana. In fact, there are 24 beings who have done that… and we know their names. We memorized their names as children. Though there’s no evidence any of them ever “attained Nirvana.”
    •Jainism encourages an 8-day-long (or worse), unhealthy fasting during the holy time of the year. During the fast, you may only consume water that’s been pre-boiled.
    •The Jain rules regarding a vegetarian diet seem like they’re made up on the spot. Eggs are bad, but milk is ok. Potatoes and other food from the ground are bad, but there are exceptions depending on the day. Alcohol is forbidden, but young Jains go to bars all the time. The rules make hypocrisy rampant… but almost unavoidable.

    “There are plenty of difference between Hinduism and Jainism; the biggest being the gods” said [Jainesh Mehta (no relation), vice president of the Jain Vishva Bharati-Preksha Meditation Center]. “Essentially, we don’t believe in the same things; we share eight demi-gods with Hinduism but even then we don’t worship them like a Hindu would. But we do have similar faith traits, that being giving up world materials to achieve Nirvana.”

    “The karma you accumulate in this life and previous lifetimes will determine your condition for your next lifetime,” Mehta said. “We associate karma to be like a black cloud. The more karma you have the more ignorant you are; the less karma you have the more aware you’ve become.”

    Demi-gods, nirvana, “next lifetime,” karma? Those beliefs sound like something out of Scientology. But Jains take them very seriously.

    Only Jesus is the way, the truth and life. Jesus alone is sinless, did great miracles and has the greatest number of followers, has the largest amount of positive books written about him and whose lifestory as mentioned in the Gospel is the largest selling book since its compilation and the dawn of the printing press in the 13th century till today. It has increased exponentially even during this internet age.

  3. Found The Truth says:

    Mahavira taught vegetarianism and had an extreme view on it. (He did not know that there were humans in other parts of the world who had no choice but to eat meat (Eskimos, Islanders etc.)

    He was naked (wore no clothes) because clothes can hurt insects which crawl over him.

    Mahavira believed that life existed in myriad forms which included animals, plants, insects, bodies of water, fire, and wind. He taught that a monk should avoid touching or disturbing any of them (including plants) and never swim, light (or extinguish) a fire, or wave their arms in the air; such actions might injure other beings living in those states of matter.

    If humans did not learn and teach others swimming how many would perish???

    Mahavira did not believe in a creator God.

    Mahavira preached that the nature of existence is cyclic, and the soul is reborn after death in one of the trilok – the heavenly, hellish, or earthly realms of existence and suffering. Humans are reborn, depending on one’s karma (actions) as a human, animal, element, microbe, or other form, on earth or in a heavenly (or hellish) realm. Nothing is permanent; everyone (including gods, demons and earthly beings) dies and is reborn, based on their actions in their previous life. Jinas who have reached Kevala Jnana (omniscience) are not reborn; they enter the siddhaloka, the “realm of the perfected ones”.

    The above teachings and ideas of Mahavira are certainly non-violent but are not practical, infact fringes on lunacy.

  4. Face_The_Truth says:

    ‘Jewish-Christian-Islamic Morality versus Mahavira’s Universal Moral Code:

    The founder of Jainism, Mahavira, who lived 6 centuries before the birth of Jesus the Nazarene Jew, produced a moral code in one sentence that outshines anything written in the Jewish-Christian Bible.

    The following is a quote from Sam Harris’s book “Letter to a Christian Nation,” page 23:

    Mahavira, the Jain patriarch, surpassed the morality of the Bible with a single sentence:

    “DO NOT injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.”

    Imagine how different our world might have been if the Jewish-Christian Bible contained this as its central precept.

    It should be obvious that, morality DID NOT originate with the Judeo-Christianity, but rather that it deteriorated with the spread of that Jewish-Christian religion.

    Under the supposed authority of their faith, Jews, Christians and Muslims violated every one of Mahavira’s precepts and justified it all by reference to their ‘holy’ book(s).’


  5. Found The Truth says:

    There is a Creator God as the body of human beings (in fact of all living things) are an extremely complex creation.
    This complex creation (human body) cannot happen by chance or by a series of successful consecutive random mutations evolving from a single cell or even a cluster of cell and even if they are over a period of billions of years. There has to be a creator (who is God)
    The only person who was/is morally perfect and who ever walked on this Earth was Jesus. Only Jesus qualifies to be comparable to God or is God. (Jesus had all the attributes of God)
    If we do not have laws in the Bedroom then we open the gates for incest (sex between father daughter, mother-son, sister-brother, brother-brother, father-son, wife and kid swapping sex, grandfather- grand-daughter sex etc.) rape, bestiality, pedophilia, homosexuality, group sex, polygamy and polyandry and broken dysfunctional families.
    Men and women though created equal are not equal physically. They are meant to complement and procreate within marital boundaries.

    The Ten Commandments are not a set of rules which will guarantee salvation if followed. They have been given for an entirely different purpose. Galatians 3:24 says that the law is a schoolmaster that guards us, teaches us and leads us to Christ. What that means is that when we look at the Ten Commandments, we should see that we have broken them and recognize our utter helplessness to do what is right in God’s eyes. We have all sinned and fallen short of His glory and goodness (Romans 3:23), and therefore we need His love and mercy (Romans 7:24-8:1). Thankfully, we have been given the amazing gift of forgiveness through Jesus Christ, and all who believe and trust Him can say, with King David, “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin” (Psalm 32:1).

    You may wonder, Why did God give us the Ten Commandments?
    First, God gave the Ten Commandments for the personal well-being of His people. In Exodus 20:2, God said, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” God had already redeemed His people and brought them out of slavery. And now that they were out there on their own, He was giving them the rules that would govern their lives. Remember this: never is there any hint that keeping the law would result in their redemption. Nowhere in the Bible is the idea that we can earn God’s approval by keeping the law. The Israelites had already been redeemed at this point. The law was given for their personal well-being.
    Many Christians believe the Old Testament teaches that the law saves us and the New Testament teaches we are saved by grace. That is not true. In the New Testament there is law as well as grace. When you become a Christian it doesn’t mean you have no law; it means you serve under the new law that God gives. In the Old Testament, keeping the law did not save people. That was impossible. No man could be saved by keeping the law because no man could keep the law. You find grace in the pages of the Old Testament. You find God’s grace in Genesis 3 after Adam and Eve sinned, when God killed an animal and took the skin and covered the first couple. You see grace and faith in Genesis 15:6 when Abraham “believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.” We’re saved the same way whether in the Old or the New Testament. Every person is saved by grace, which is appropriated through faith. God gave the law, not to save His people but to teach them how to live.
    Second, the law was given to serve as a foundation for the nation of Israel. There are three essentials for any nation. A nation has to have a common people, a common land, and a common law or constitution. God had already given the Israelites a common people when he called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldeans. They were headed to their common land, the land of Canaan. But what they needed to bind them together was a constitution, a law. That’s what we find, beginning the Exodus 20.
    And finally, God gave the law to remind the people of their own sinfulness. Did God believe the Israelites were actually going to keep the law? Of course not. That’s why God instituted a sacrificial system with the understanding that they would need forgiveness. You know, the book of James says the law is like a mirror that shows us how dirty our lives really are. In the book of Galatians, Paul refutes the Judaizers, who thought the law was what saved them. Paul said no. He explained, “The Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith” (Galatians 3:24). A tutor in Paul’s day was a slave who would walk the child to school. And Paul is saying that the law is like a tutor, an attendant who leads us to Jesus Christ.
    The law doesn’t save us. It reminds us of how much we need God’s forgiveness for salvation.

  6. Vijai Singh says:

    “If there is a God, who has created heaven and earth, it will be unjust on His part if He deprived Millions of souls born before Moses of His Divine Knowledge.” Prof. MaxMuller

  7. Face_The_Truth says:


    Few Christians know the history of the TEN COMMANDMENTS, and for the sake of their Christian faith, this is a good thing!

    The traditional TEN COMMANDMENTS, listed in Exodus 20, were never delivered to the Israelites because Moses the Egyptian smashed the plates containing them out of anger that his people were worshiping a golden calf.

    Also, these were never referred to as the ‘TEN COMMANDMENTS.’

    Instead, in Exodus 34, fictitious God delivers the official TEN COMMANDMENTS, identified as such in Exodus 34:28.

    These are the commandments that were placed by Moses the Egyptian in the Arc of the Covenant.

    Here are the real TEN COMMANDMENTS (numbers added by the author):


    EXODUS 34:12-28

    “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.


    “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.



    ‘For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt.


    “No one is to appear before me empty-handed.

    “SIX DAYS YOU SHALL LABOR, BUT ON THE SEVENTH DAY YOU SHALL REST [5]; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.

    “CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL OF WEEKS WITH THE FIRSTFRUITS OF THE WHEAT HARVEST [6], and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.


    “I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the Lord your God.

    “DO NOT OFFER THE BLOOD OF A SACRIFICE TO ME ALONG WITH ANYTHING CONTAINING YEAST [8], and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Festival remain until morning.




    Then the fictitious Lord said to Moses the Egyptian, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.”

    Moses the Egyptian was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water.

    And Moses the Egyptian wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant — the TEN COMMANDMENTS.

    So, what to make of all these?

    For one, the Christians who clamor about placing copies of the TEN COMMANDMENTS on public ground, are not dealing in reality, either with respect to the American Constitutional Law or even their own Bibles.

    Second, the real TEN COMMANDMENTS are obviously NOT words of divine wisdom intended to inspire and be followed by modern societies, rather they are a crude set of rules applicable only to their time and place.

    And finally, whatever you do, make sure that you don’t boil your baby-goats in its mother’s milk!’


  8. Anonymous says:

    If anyone can create the below for their God. I will be happy to accept their God.

  9. Passive observer says:

    Jake you have said that “IX. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife” as a bogus imperfect commandment. But strangely you have included this in your own 15 commandments “IX. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife or husband!” Anyway I appreciate your audacity that you appear to claim ‘you are greater than God’. But God in His wisdom knows man could turn to be a polygamist and it is so. That is why He omitted ‘husband”
    It is God who created the universe and sustains the human race. It is right if He is a true God that He should assert, before His creatures, WHO HE IS. That is why He has given the first three commandments. Almost all violent versus in the OT are against idol worshipping not for the conversion of people to Judaism. The chosen Jewish race suffered most. The violent versus are not prescriptive. These versus are close ended for a specific purpose and time. God punishes idolaters just as a party leader purges his members who hold opposing views or Just as a sculptor who throws away the bad ones. God knows that He will send His Son Jesus soon. He does not want His son to be born in a family of four wives and forty children or among idol worshippers. God is gentle and powerful.
    I have been following the Palestinian issues for the last 30 years, I couldn’t find/heard a single incident of rape of an Arab woman by a Jewish soldier. It is a proof that God has guided the Jewish people through the 4000 year old “Ten Commandments”. If an atheist has given these ten core values 4000 years ago I would have followed Atheism.

  10. Walter Sieruk says:

    As for the Ten Commandments in the Authorized King James Version of the Bible and by contrasting it with the New King James Version of the Bible and the commandment in the KJV “Thou shall not kill” and the subject of capital punishment.. The information in this following essay is very important .

    On the subject of Capital Punishment those who go outside a protest against the state government using of the death penalty and holding up signs show the words printed on them “Thou shall not kill”, those four words which are the sixth commandment , Exodus 20:13. are taken form the AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION translation of the Bible of the Ten Commandments . By and large the a good translation yet not a perfect one. For Jewish and Christian scholar who understand the original Hebrew which the Old Testament , some call it the “Older Testament “, of the Bible which was first written in Hebrew, the point the those scholars will inform all who are willing to listen that the word was “Murder”” and not “Kill” in the original Hebrew of which the First Old Testament was written.

    There is a vast different between those two words “Killing “and “murder “, for example a dictionary definition of the word “Murder” is “the unlawful and malicious act of killing another person.” In contrast “Killing is defined as “To put to death or to slay”

    So the anti-capital punishment people who quote Exodus 20:13 in the A.K.J. V. might also look up that same specific verse in the NEW KING JAMS VERSiON and see how it’s put right by reading “ You shall not murder” For in the very next chapter in Exodus 21:12 it reads “He who strikes man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.”

    Further, in the New Testament the Bible reader in Roman 13:1-4 that not only are governmental law enforcement forces are ordained by God to hold back and stop the criminal and wicked activities by evil and dangerous men. This also this may extent to the criminal courts which h included punishment for the evil doer. If the Bible student examines more closely the specific verse number four he or she will discover that the scripture even refers to the government executor as type of minister of God to punish such men.
    Be the evil man be a murderous villain a in America such as Dennis Radar or that evil and murderous villain in Canada as Russell Williams , that wicked man, in the light of the Bible, should be put to death.

    In conclusion the people who use their constitutional right to speak out against capital punishment do and should have the right of freedom of speech and expression to let other know how they feel on the subject of capital punishment. Nevertheless they either don’t know or do know but couldn’t care less that they are misusing the Bible in quoting Exodus 20:13 out of context.

    Some of the anti –capital punishment feel might feel real righteous and pious by quoting that single verse out of the whole Bible , still in spite of the “pious emotions” some of them might have ,they are still misusing the Bible.
    In the Bible in is written “Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.” Leviticus 27:17 [N.K.J.V.]

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