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by Alice-Alexandra-Sofia
 

Heathen Philosophy

 

 

“…Philosophy, as the summary of assumptions concerning the nature of the world and the purposes of man, is the foundation on which the mind creates thoughts and intentions, arranges them into political, social, military and other doctrines, and embodies into establishments, with which it expects to secure and to optimize own existence (such establishments include civilizations, cultures, states, societies, social, political, research institutions, systems of defense, etc.)…”

 

“…In general, philosophy could be seen as the set of tools, techniques, criteria, and rules of creation and interpretation of knowledge of the lower levels of the cosmos – the world of the matter and organization of human life within it, which the mind employs in its efforts to survive, to accomplish own purposes, to actualize own nature, and to dominate the world…”

 

“…Philosophy behind words, actions, political and social systems defines the destiny of their creators and those who they influence or control…”

 

“…Philosophy that sustains an establishment – civilization, state, political, social, and any other system – determines and discloses the essence and destiny of the establishment…”

 

There are two different points of view of the world, of man, of human nature, of the meaning of life and death. Consequently, there are two philosophies – mutually exclusive, incompatible, and irreconcilable:

 

– the heathen philosophy, which produces interactive theology, political theology, and other human inventions of a kind

 

– another philosophy founded on the Christian theology.

 

This folder contains the brief delineation of heathen philosophy that formed the foundation of the current Western civilization, and some notes concerning the practical results of embodiment of the philosophical, theological, and social concepts of Plato and Aristotle into religious and other institutions. By accepting the heathen philosophy as the foundation for religious, political, and social establishments, the Western civilization reaped the plentiful harvest of death.

 

The influence of the heathen philosophy, which is the offspring of Orphic serpentine theology, on the most important parts of the domain of human knowledge – theology and philosophy, and through them, on politics and other secular human affairs – might be compared only to the lethal poison of serpent, which deprives the victim of ability to move, so the victim cannot escape death. Indeed, the false knowledge of ancient snake–worshipers is the incurable rage of asps {Deuteronomy 32:33}: it poisons the mind, corrupts imagination, silences the conscience, and deprives of the faculty of deliberation by enslaving within the cave of the logic of simplification.

 

Through the efforts of philosophizing theologians, who merged the heathen philosophy (and through it, Orphic serpentine theology) with their interpretation of Christian teachings, new religions took the place of Christianity. As of today, some of these religions still cover the Orphic cosmic arch–serpent with the name of Christian God and use the wordings of the Holy Scriptures to conceal their true essence.

 

One of such religions born by the heathen philosophy is Catholicism practiced by the papal Church of Rome (contemporary Vatican). The official doctrine of the papal Church is Aquinas’ political theology, which is identified as “neo–Aristotelian system,” as “Christian Aristotelianism,” and as the bold renewal of the Catholicism by “wonderful expression” of the Catholic faith with the categories of Aristotle [Holmes 7, McKeon 149, Léger 23 – see References to Doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, Page_7 of this Folder]. 

 

The history of the papal Church of Rome proves that each human being who aspires for true knowledge of God and of the world created by God, should exercise the extreme consciousness, so the ancient evil and lethal poison of heathen philosophy would not deprive him of the greatest treasure and the natural properties of each human mind created into the image and likeness of God: the freedom of conscience and the intelligence–reasoning–wisdom.

 

The history of the Western civilization and of the Western churches reveals not only how heresies develop at the body of the true knowledge; it illustrates the results of heathen theological knowledge: incessant wars, slavery, poverty, corruption, crimes, and suffering of men, dehumanization of sciences, dehumanization and collapse of establishments, with which the people expect to sustain life and to secure well–being – societies, states, religious, educational, and charitable institutions.

 

However, my intention is neither to judge Catholicism – the religion, which is practiced by one billion human beings, nor to push every Catholic to convert into Christianity. I believe that the freedom of conscience is an inalienable right of every human being created in image and after likeness of God, that Christianity is the greatest gift of God bestowed by God the Father, and that only God decides the destiny of man, not other men {John 6:43–44; 8:31–32; 10:27–29; 17:6–26}.

 

I have three purposes:

 

1/ to clear the name of my faith and my religion – Christianity – from the unjust association with Catholicism and the papal Church of Rome, which initiated the Crusades, established the Inquisition, and during many centuries waged religious wars, persecuted and murdered the different–minded, heretics, schismatics, scientists, and people of other faiths who did not kneel before the pope and who did not believe that the pope is the earthly substitute of God

 

2/ to point out the irreconcilable differences between Christianity and Catholicism, which make

 

– Christian faith unacceptable for the papal subjects

 

– the articles of papal faith unacceptable for us, the Christians, because they constitute the blasphemy against our God

 

3/ to convince the outsiders, who are neither Christians nor Catholics, that the Christians are not responsible for the deeds of the Catholics and that the Christians are not associated with the papal Church of Rome. If the Roman pope speaks on behalf of Christians or on behalf of the entire Christendom or as the universal teacher/shepherd of all Christians, he refers only to his subjects – the Catholics, and only to his establishment – the Vatican or papal Church of Rome: by the mercy of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, as of today, we, the Christians, still are out of his reach.

 

As of today, the destructive potential of heathen philosophy could be evaluated not only with the consequences of Aquinas’ political theology (Page_7 of this Folder and the following Folder Political Theology); Frederick Nietzsche’s Dionysian/Nazi state (Page_8 of this Folder) provides a glimpse into its influence on the politics, and the “metapsychology” of Sigmund Freud (Page_4 of this Folder, esp., Note 5)  illustrates denigration of human values and disintegration of human reasoning, which perverted the culture. All taken together, these three examples illustrate the work of lethal poison of the heathenism, which penetrated religious, social, cultural, and political life of the contemporary societies.

 

Consequently, the Folder Philosophy consists of three parts:

 

Part 1 – Pages 1, 2, and 3 – the brief delineation of the heathenism and philosophical doctrines of Plato and Aristotle, which are the root of the contemporary philosophy, political theology, political philosophy, and materialistic and ethics–free sciences

 

Part 2 – Pages 4, 5, 6, and 7 – the brief delineation and analysis of some doctrines of four theologians who accepted the heathen philosophy as the means to interpret the Holy Scriptures and to construct the theological assumptions; their works compiled the foundation of the political theology.

 

Part 3 – Page 8 – a brief analysis of Friedrich Nietzsche’s doctrine and its embodiment – the Dionysian/Nazi state. 

 

 

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Part 1. Heathen Philosophy

 

The heathen philosophy is philosophy of  χουν απο της γης – of the pouring dust of the earth {Genesis 2:7}, of the being, which is not able to recognize the breath of God within own soul–heart–mind. This philosophy defines the outlook of a creature of flesh that differs from animal/beast only by the appearance, by manifestations of the matter (form of a body, speech, abilities to build and to destroy the material objects, to make alliances and arrange political organization, etc.). The main deity of such a creature is either one of the idols–derivatives of the Orphic serpentine theology or the Aristotle’s matter. The image of the world of such a creature is the flux, the flow of changes invented by Orphic–Plato’s philosophy. This world is managed by political organizations, which are based on the Aristotle’s universal order – slavery, and which divide their members/subjects/property/parts in two unequal groups:

 

– the elite includes the rulers in a pursuit of the absolute power over all the others, the opinion–makers that materialize the will and desire of rulers into laws, politics, philosophical concepts, sciences, religious beliefs and articles of faith, those who execute the coercive power and maintain the social and political order, educators that prepare the offspring for the needs of the rulers, and some other groups

 

– the majority are slaves deprived of knowledge of truth – Aristotle’s human chattel without faculty of deliberation; they live by images produced by the elite, they serve the needs of the elite, and they are sacrificed to the idols–products of human imagination, which the elite creates for own advantages and for the sake of maintenance of social and political stability.

 

 

Page_1   Philosophy: The Beginning

 

Introduction

The Ancient Foundation.

Philosophizing and Symbolism.

The Minoan Legacy

Phoenician Civilization

Egyptian Civilization

The Orphic Doctrine.

The Main Fruit of the Ancient Philosophical Thought: Heathenism.

Conclusive Remarks

 

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Page_2    Philosophy: Plato

 

Introduction

Theological Doctrine

Concept of Man

Social and Political Doctrines

Conclusive Remarks

 

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Page_3    Philosophy: Aristotle

 

Introduction

Logic and Ethics

Concept of Good

Theological Assumptions

Concept of Man

Politics

Conclusive Remarks

 

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Part 2. Philosophizing Theologians

 

Philosophers, priests–diviners, and poets–composers of the myths of the heathen Antiquity created their theological assumptions with philosophy and its derivatives (such as logic, mathematics, natural sciences). They assumed a possibility to apply categories of the world of the matter (the lowest levels of complexity) for explanations of the phenomena that the human senses are not able to perceive, human reasoning is not able to understand, and human language is not able to describe (the highest level of complexity). Such attempts violated the laws, on which the human world is built: they produced the false knowledge leading to ruin and collapse.

 

There were many philosophizing theologians who applied the heathen philosophy for interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. Along with the heathen philosophy, they accepted its foundation – the heathenism, the Orphic teachings, the legacy of the Minoans, the Egyptians, the Phoenicians and other ancient cursed nations –descendents of Cham. Through their works, the heathenism {which Moses the Prophet defined as the wine produced by the vine of Sodom and vine–branch of Gomorrah, “the wine that is the rage of serpents and the incurable rage of asps – θυμος δρακοντων ο οινος αυτων, και θυμος ασπιδων ανιατοςDeuteronomy 32:31–33} entered the domain of theological knowledge of the Western civilization. Their works formed a new religion, which they covered with the name of Christian teachings. Because of the deceit – covering the name of heathen religion with the name of Christian God – many became to associate the Christianity, the teachings of Love, Wisdom, and Freedom, with ruthless crimes, corruption, iniquities, and bestiality of the heathen slave–owners and slaves of the arch–evil.

 

Pages 4, 5, 6, and 7 contain analysis of the works of four the most influential philosophizing theologians; who openly embraced the heathen philosophy and made it the working tool for composing the theological assumptions, which developed into the new religion incompatible with Christianity – Catholicism, or papal faith, or political theology.

 

 

Page_4   Works of Philo of Alexandria

 

Introductory Note

The Foundation of Philo’s Doctrine

The Summary of Assertions

Conclusive Remarks

 

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Page_5  Works of Origen

 

Introduction

Origen’s Legacy

Origen’s World

The Concept of God

Conclusive Remarks

 

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Page_6   Works of Augustine of Hippo

 

Introduction

Augustine’s Foundation

Augustine’s Legacy

“Compelle Intrare” and the “Wise Judge” Concept

Justice, State, and Slavery

Augustine’s Imagination

“Filioque”

Conclusive Remarks

 

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Page_7   Doctrine of Thomas Aquinas

 

Introduction

Designer of the Empire

“Scientia Divina”

Concept of Faith

The Image of Aquinas’ God

Aquinas’ Image of Christ and Angelic Hierarchy

Concepts of Man, the Pope, and the Papal Office

Common Good and Justice

Schism and Heresy

Conclusive Remarks

 

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Part 3. The Contemporary Heathen Philosophy.

 

           

Part 3 describes the influence of the heathen philosophy on the politics and civil affairs. The history of twentieth century became the apotheosis of the heathenism:

 

– its deadly poison is pouring out from the doctrines of Eduard von Hartmann, Friedrich Nietzsche, Marx, and other philosophers of divination

 

– its fruits are well known from the recent Past: ideologies of Fascism, Nazism, and Communism along with their embodiments – the totalitarian states of the twentieth century, which reaped the most plentiful harvest of death and unprecedented scales of the crimes against humanity – World War II, concentration camps, genocide, atrocities…

           

            Page 8 contains a brief delineation of the works of Friedrich Nietzsche. Although Nietzsche’s writings cannot pretend on the name of philosophy, because they embody the Dionysian cult of insanity and death, they

 

– illustrate the influence of heathen mythology on political organization arranged within the general framework of knowledge founded on Aristotle’s political design

 

– underlie the Nazism and explain actions of its embodiment – Nazi state, one of the most powerful totalitarian states of the twentieth century, which committed horrifying crimes against humanity

 

– still influence the people. 

 

Continuing fascination with Nietzsche’s doctrine and widening neo–Nazi movements prove that the contemporary societies, which are fashioned or influenced by the Aquinas’ political theology, have no protection against the heathenism.

 

Nietzsche’s doctrine not only contributed into the foundation on which the Nazi ideology evolved and Nazi Germany state was built; it provides the last warning concerning the current destructive potency of the heathenism… 

 

 

Page_8   Works of Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Introduction

The Nietzsche’s Predecessors

Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Teachings”

The Dionysian State

Friedrich Nietzsche and Nazism

Conclusive Remarks

 

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