The first book of Magic, called Genesis

THE FIRST BOOK OF MAGIC, CALLED

GENESIS

CHAPTER 1

1 In the beginning, magic created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of magic moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And magically there was light.

4 And magically, magic saw the light, that it was good: and magic divided the light from the darkness.

5 And magically, the light was called Day, and the darkness was called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

6  And magically, a firmament in the midst of the waters occurred, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7 And magic made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8 And magically the firmament was called Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

9 ¶ And magically, the waters under the heaven were gathered together unto one place, and the dry land appeared: and it was so.

10 And magically it was called land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and magically it was good.

11 And magically the earth brought forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: magically it was so.

12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and magically it was good.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 And then magically, there were lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And magically they wereor lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And magically there were two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And magically it was set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and magically it was good.

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20 And magically, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21 And magic created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and magically it was good.

22 And magic blessed them, magically commanding them: Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24 ¶ And magic said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25 And magic made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and magically it was good.

26 And magically it was said, let us make man in our image of magic, after our likeness: and let them have magical dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So magically man was created in a magical image, in the image of magic created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And magic blessed them, and magically they were inclined to Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 ¶ And magically it was thought that magic has given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat, magically.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31 And magically, it was all very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

 

CHAPTER 2

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2 And on the seventh day magic ended.  Magic  rested on the seventh day from all his work which it made.

3 And magically the seventh day was blesse,, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which magic created and made.

4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that magic made the earth and the heavens,

5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for magic had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

7 And magic formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living magical soul.

8 ¶ And magic planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there magic put the man whom it had formed.

9 And out of the ground magically it was made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil….

 

Its all downhill from their folks.  Confusion, lies, murder, misogyny, rape, jealousy, hatred, some love, greed, more love, irrationality, contradictions, and then there’s an awesome shroom trip at the end.

 

 

Thank you to humanisthuman for the inspiration

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A Claim that there are a couple of problems to “Atheistic evolution”

First the claim:

“There are those in the world of science that believe every living thing in the world evolved from a single-cell organism. This is sometimes referred to as macro-evolution. To believe in macro-evolution does not exclude a belief in God. In fact, the Catholic Church (with some conditions) allows for the belief in macro-evolution. Yet, many evolutionists are atheists. They believe that evolution alone explains the existence of life on earth. I, however, see some problems.

Let us assume that macro-evolution is true; that everything evolved from a single-cell organism. You would still need God. Evolution is simply the idea of adaptability. Basically, something changes about an organism’s environment, and the organism must adapt or die. It must “learn” how to survive in its new environment, or the organism faces extinction! This is where evolution (macro and/or micro) comes in.
The organism in question may simply evolve in a small, albeit noticeable, way. An example of this may be seen in the different coat colors some dogs and cats have. For instance, a dog that primarily lives in a mountainous habitat may have a grayish coat; while a dog primarily residing in a desert-type habitat may have a sandy-colored coat. Both are dogs, but they are different types of dog. This is micro-evolution.
The organism in question, however, may evolve into an entirely different type of animal. This is macro-evolution, and it is an apparently lengthy process. So much so, that it is not observable by any one individual. An example may be found in how many scientists believe that some fish evolved into reptiles and amphibians due to changes in the earth’s environment.
At first this may not sound like an unreasonable hypothesis; but a little more digging reveals some problems. If evolution is the source of all life, then what was evolution’s source? Evolution is nothing more than the theory of adaptability. Adaptability is, in essence, change. If we believe that there is no God and evolution created all life, then we can not explain how it is that evolution itself exists. Because evolution is nothing more than the theory of adaptability, then it must be admitted that evolution is nothing more than change.
One of the main tenets of physics, however, teaches us that all change must occur from a source that is not subject to the change it causes. In other words, if evolution is adaptability (change), then this would preclude a belief in God. If every change must have a source that is independent of the change caused, then change itself (adaptability/evolution) must have a source unaffected by change. This source would be constancy itself. This source Christians call God.
Another problem I see is that if evolution is all there is, humans would be an impossibility. Every human being that has ever lived had some sort of personality. Evolution, however, is a person-less force. How can a person-less force cause life that possesses a personality? This is an absolute impossibility! From whence would the personality in human beings (or any other creature for that matter) come from, if God did not exist? A personality can not just appear. It, like all life, must come from a source which also possesses a personality. A personality, once in existence, may change; but it can not simply come from non-existence to existence.
Atheistic evolution simply fails to answer the most basic questions. I do not deny that micro-evolution exists. It is apparent to everyone who has the intelligence to observe that viruses, for example, evolve to become immune to medicines over time. I am not a believer in macro-evolution, but I do not deny that I may be wrong on that point. I simply would like to point out that evolution would not be possible without God!
Peace in Christ,
David J. Pollard
President
American Catholic Solidarity”

Debunked:

There are a couple of problems with this piece. Abiogenesis is not considered and the existence of evolution does not require a creator, it is just something that occurs like gravity, or the formation of planets through supernovae.

Also, if all these things are claimed to exist without a creator and that is unacceptable to you, how is it acceptable for you to believe in god himself, without anything creating him? You see, the same logic applies to how existence exist and how god exists, but by choosing to see that god must have created existence simply because you can’t identify how it must have came about, a biased is exposed… Because you have no idea how god would have came about, or always have existed, either.

Empowering women and the plight of Islam

I don’t think this is prevalent in many American’s consciousness, but the one thing that has catapulted the United States into the premiere world power during World War II and beyond was the advent of the female working class.  The fact that women began working en masse at the factories, producing weapons, ammunition and other essentials at a much larger rate in the past contributed greatly towards the booming of the American war machine as well as the economy.  This effect lasted after the war, more and more women continued to enter the workplace.  Suddenly we had the capacity to nearly double our workforce by empowering women to work and produce.  Today, we reap the benefits of that paradigm shift and continue to do so.  The workforce was diversified in talent and capability as well, with women bringing their unique traits to American Industry and education.  Feeling empowered, more women began to go to college and more make an impact on our society ever before in all industries, as well as politically.  Doesn’t it seem pretty obvious that this shift really caused us to become the greatest superpower that ever existed?

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Now, let’s take a look at where the Islamic states are without this same advantage.  By not empowering women and essentially oppressing them, the Middle East has fallen backwards greatly, this may be where women are oppressed the harshest.  The Arab spring, brought on by the advent of the internet and its technological abilities, made people aware just how far they are behind Western Culture, and they aren’t happy.  This new found consciousness resulted in the desire to overthrow their government, but the people are still disillusioned at their real enemy, their own religion of Islam.  By blaming the government and not their own way of life, they are still at a standstill, replacing Islamic leader with Islamic leader, fascist for fascist, tyrant for tyrant, corrupt politician for another corrupt politician.  They are not attacking the root of their problem, the reason they lag so far behind Western Culture, their backwards religion of Islam.  Granted they are comparing themselves with the rest of the world and it’s ability to progress and prosper, all while not looking at how it occurred to begin with.  Islamic oppression is not viewed as the root of their economic troubles, and that it is exactly why their economic troubles will endure.  With  United States recently surpassing all nations by becoming the top oil producer in the world and are now considering exporting oil again, we will see the riches of Mid East oil wealth begin to dwindle.  What will they have to fall back on?  Certainly not a female empowered workforce that the great Western Civilizations have relied upon. Perhaps Allah will come down and rescue them from their plight.  But Considering their faith has been going strong ever since the decline of the Islamic Golden era, which was propelled by technology and science as opposed to faith, I think we all see where this is going.

 

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The Difference between Morality and Ethics

Pragmatically morality typically deals with issues on what is right or wrong for an individual basis. This means that ethics are typically seen as a guideline for moral conduct on a larger scale of institutions. Societal functions, governments, businesses or fields of professions, and religions. Now the issue to separate is most certainly a fuzzy line because one is not able to say that any system of ethics aren’t the product of an individuals morality (aside from vice versa – which it could be that an individual will develop their morality based on a system of ethics.) 

Now I consider ethics a system because typically they are based on a few base principles/values that determine logically a chain of actions that should be taken in any situation based upon those principles/values. The crux of the matter is that this does not mean that the principles/values can be adjusted or derived to fix the end result and as such coincide with any individuals personal set of morals and suit their individual standard of what they think is right and wrong. As such the blurry line. Since typically anyone who follows an ethical system would not have derived it on their own (unless they actually did derive it, then they would be the only one) or it was derived using the a think tank or some sort of mutual progression of like ideas, it can be seen by some to be of a higher moral order in that it would require people to act not on their own wishes or moral standpoint but on the ethical system that the followers would see that it would be beneficial to all who adhere to that ethical system. An example would be a lawyer and their confidentiality with their client. Perhaps morally the lawyer should tell the police what the client confessed to, but ethically in the professional realm of law it would be taboo to do so.