EUROPEANS’ ECLECTIC SUPERNATURAL RELIGIONS
The 1683 word “Eclectic” (‘picking and choosing’) referred to a group of ancient Greek philosophers. Though unattached to a particular school, they selected doctrines from every system of Thought. Their Supernatural Realm–meaning what human’s make up to put in it–lends itself to selecting and using what seems best from various sources–but not following any definite pattern. And those sources, for European Religions, tend to be self-created or gross/wrong modifications of African borrowings. The story begins in 45,000 BC when Europeans, born into the harsh Ice Age, embraced a “here and now” focus in struggling for survival–with no concern for the future. They created Gods/Goddesses whose names in the original Indo-European languages include such Supernatural myth types as: ‘The God of Thunder ‘ (Scandinavian Thor, Celt Taranis, Slav Perun, Balt Perkunas)– represented as a man standing on a chariot, his weapons being lightning and an axe or a hammer, and his assistant is a wolf. Atheism–the type having no concept of a Spiritual God–characterized primitive and ancient European religions. People possessing hateful thoughts and demonstrating evil deeds were deemed to be possessed by demonic spirits, including the Devil. Satan appears C6 BC in the OT as an individual angel, subordinate to God. Thereafter, he gradually becomes the source of all evil. Followers, disbelievers in God, acknowledged no law/power except of evil men called Satanists. But how evil got into the world–a world which God created and saw as ‘very good”–is not solved by their ideas about Satan. This changed when they borrowed the Adam and Eve metaphor from the Ancient African Bible, converted it to a Supernatural “Fact” so as to portray Satan as an angel + made up and described Hell + selected which factors are to determine ‘right’ faith/beliefs.
In fashioning concepts of “Earth Beauty,” the ancient Greeks confirmed they “borrowed” their gods/goddesses from Africans and then designed them to the highly Supernatural abstract and unreal nature taste of the Greek people. Greek philosophers like Plato (427?-347 BC) and Aristotle (384-322 BC) referred to gods as symbolizing special man-made ideals (unrealizable) for humans: the Greek Apollo (renamed from the African god Heru) symbolizes ideal Beauty; Athena (Isis in Africa), of ideal Wisdom; and Zeus (Amun in Africa) of ideal Power. Romans “borrowed” gods/goddesses from the Greeks directly and from Africans indirectly. The Roman’s Venus (Beauty goddess) and Aphrodite in Greece was borrowed from Africa as a Ma’at and Isis composite, representing the Mother of all gods/goddesses. Isis and all images of her with the Infant, Horus, was worshipped in Italy (e.g. Genoa, Pisa, Padua) many centuries before the Christian era. Notre Dame in Paris was built on the remains of a Temple of Isis and Paris’ original name was Para Isidos, the Grove of Isis. Cults of Isis continued worldwide when other gods/goddesses of antiquity had long been forgotten.
Europeans’ four Apocryphal gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (esoteric teachings of 125 AD) shunned the Jewish God and selected Jesus Christ instead. They, being the only sources of Jesus’ life and teachings, interpreted his supposed words through their own sociocultural and contextual circumstances. After completely disconnecting from the Ancient African Bible, modification Bibles were made to conform to Catholics’ desires. Then, in C10 AD the European Bible arose from the Catholic Church. Meanwhile, passages put in them advocated justifications for such anti-loving aspects of living as slavery and sexism. The next Supernatural theories were on Ceramic Cosmic Creation (Potter God); Atheists, denying God’s existence; Cosmic Mechanical Artifacts (C19) run by blind energy gyrations; and those (e.g. Nietzsche C19) saying “God is dead!” Agnostics believed the Supernatural and/or the Spiritual home of God is unknowable, making it impossible to prove its existence or nonexistence. Still others remain confused. During this process, ancient Europeans’ made up concepts characterized the Supernatural as the home of Spiritual Beings (e.g. angels, demons, fairies, and dead ancestors); of “Super-humans”; of heaven; of hell for sinners; and where God dwells, making it easy to say what God says and looks like. Their Supernatural views–based on their faith, revelations(?), and the authority of Scripture they wrote–take the place of reason or proof. Be clear: African and European “Supernatural” are not the same. jabaileymd.com