Friday, May 20, 2011

The End is Near; Heaven is Nearer (cartoon)

Will we end up in one of the many heavens?WATCH: "The Most Adequate X-mas Ever"

Fundamentalist Christians ( researching and interpreting the Judeo-Christian Bible determined that we have been in the End Times for quite some time.

And the exact date of "Judgment Day" is May 21, 2011 "guaranteed."
Social psychologists have studied doomsday cults particularly before and after a definite prediction of doom. The remarkable and consistent finding is that failure strengthens rather than destroying them.

Why did the world not end when it "should" have? Could it have been something we did? Was it our prayers? Did we awaken people by bringing their attention to the impending end which is yet to come?

The fact of the matter is, this is not the first end, nor will it be the last. The end is always near. Each individual will face it. But we look for it collectively. The CIA/Shadow Government will oblige us with a simulated Space Invasion, a Second Coming, or some such calamity that will bring us into the (Brave) New World Order of full-spectrum control, conformity, and a precipitous population "adjustment"?

The Many Buddhist Heavens

A Thai Buddhist temple emulating one of the many "mansions" (vimanas) in the many planes of heaven or "space" (Stuck in Customs/

In Buddhist cosmology, Sakka (Sakra, Indra, Rudra) is the "King of Kings," "Lord of Lords," and the "son-of-god" (Sanskrit, devaputra or "a being born among devas").

He threw out the "demons" (asuras or "titans") when he was reborn as lord among the deva-lords of the Heaven of the Thirty-Three (Tavatimsa). He is king of the lesser Four Great Kings of the heavenly plane (divided into cardinal quadrants) immediately above the Earth.

He was once a human or "son of man" but was reborn among the "gods" (devas) and so is referred to as a "son of god." Change the "a" to a "the," and there we have the Eastern philosophical rudiments of Christianity.

It's no accident that this ancient pre-Buddhist cosmology/mythology was appropriated by early Christians as the great "wisdom of the East" along with the teaching of how to be "born again" into that heaven -- karma or "reaping what is sown."

  • Judgment Day! (May 21, 2011?) "There are three things that cannot be kept hidden: the Sun, the Moon, and the Truth" - the Buddha.

There will be a tomorrow. And many days after that. The [updated, added to, edited, retranslated] Christian Bible now teaches that one day true believers elected by God to receive salvation [not redeemed by their own actions?] will be raptured (taken up) out of this world to meet the sky-God in the air and forever be with the Lord:
  • "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).