I run Firefox on Windows XP, and though that is considered an old OS by some, I am very happy with it, and do not intend to upgrade. However, during XP’s heyday, a problem was reported by man…
I run Firefox on Windows XP, and though that is considered an old OS by some, I am very happy with it, and do not intend to upgrade. However, during XP’s heyday, a problem was reported by many, several times, to the Firefox team, about the browser locking up – crashing, over mozglue.dll. Did they ever fix the problem as they promised? NO! They never did, and it still crashes today. At least one problem that is causing it, is the bumming of money from plugin writers. Sometimes, you see a window pop up, asking for donations. That is what crashes that DLL, and the Firefox software team refuses to fix the problem, yet to this day. Another problem seems to be using Adobe Flash for videos. HTML5 viewer is no better.
If you read the Firefox forums, they always ask you to add an exclusion for an app, etc., instead of actually writing or patching the DLL, so that it will actually work. I have sent in the crash reports, via Firefox, myself. It seems that their continued promises to do this, does not account for much, which, in turn, shows the actual lack of quality of their programming skills, or the lack of the programmers. That is just my thoughts on this subject.
The programmers might ought to get off their lazy duffs, and try to actually write a working spell check, plus update its word database, as the one in Firefox is a joke, when compared to other browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera, and Google Chrome.
Last, to those who bum money, you will never see a dime from me, especially from those who continually do so. If I try a plugin, and like it, I’ll donate, but when you come around with your donation jar, you just ruined yourself with me.
I was looking at the different translations of Isaiah 45:7, in the new versions of the Bible, and have found that many of the translations are totally incorrect about the verse. It makes one wonder…
Source: Are New Bibles Mistranslated?
I was looking at the different translations of Isaiah 45:7 in the new versions of the Bible, and have found that many of the translations are totally incorrect about the verse. It makes one wonder if they aren’t intentional. The Complete Jewish Bible (1) has the full text of the Tanakh, in both Hebrew and English, and when one does the translation for the Hebrew word, רָע (rah), one will find that the many new translations claim that it means catastrophe, calamity, or disaster which is errant nonsense. The correct Hebrew to English translation of the word is actually defined as bad or evil. (2) Here, in Isaiah 45:7, God states that he creates both light and dark, good and evil, and there is no other. Below is a direct translation from The Complete Jewish Bible. (1)
The King James Version, along with several other versions, have this same translation correct. Below, is the correct translation for the Hebrew word, רָע, (rah), along with the English to Hebrew translation for evil. The Hebrew word, rah, in Isiah 45:7, is shown in the red box of the screen capture above.
This is supported by the Jewish belief that there is no such thing as a devil, nor any anti-God or fallen angel, named satan. (2) See my article on satan, to find out what the word actually means. In every circumstance, in the Tanakh (Old Testament), even in Job, the word, satan, is always written as “ha-satan” meaning “the adversary”, which is not a proper name for any one thing. (2) Judaism believes that God uses a satan or adversary to do his bidding, when God needs an adversary against humankind, or in essence, to do God’s evil, or to stand in mans way if God wishes it to be done. (2) David was called a satan, along with an entire army, and so was the unnamed angel in Job within the Tanakh. Funnily, the translation of catastrophe, disaster, or calamity are nowhere to be found, as that is another Hebrew word all together, (אסון “acown” [aws-sone] meaning disaster, tragedy, catastrophe, or calamity). This makes one wonder if they are purposely trying to change the original Hebrew, to hide the fact that a devil named Satan is not real, and was a fabrication of the Hellenist Roman Catholic church. To do this, is fooling the reader into believing in the pagan and polytheistic Greek God, Hades, myth, which is also blasphemy, by saying that God did not state what he did in Isaiah 45:7. There are also other verses in the Tanakh to back this up, and they are quoted below.
37) “Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? 38) Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not [both] evil and good?”
15) “See, I [God] have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil.”
Amos 3:6 KJV
(6) “Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?”
Exodus 9:14 KJV
(14) “For I [God] will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.”
The concept of God’s evil is not just catastrophes such as earthquakes or floods, but it also includes plagues, disease, death, and creating war. These very stories can be found in ancient Sumerian stories that led to the later religion of Judaism. God can be found sending a satan to cause all of this evil in the Tanakh. As an example of one story, in the earliest instance, God tells David to do a census, but 500 years later, in the same rewritten story, it has a satan telling David to do it. That census was seen as a form of evil that led to bad things. God had a satan, an unnamed angel, do many bad things to Job to test his faith. That is another example of God using a satan to do his evil. The Hebrew word, רָע, (rah) is defined as evil, which is exactly what is stated in Isiah 45:7.
There are no devils, fallen angels, nor some anti-God creating sin, as man creates sin such as adultery and murder him or her self. Sin is on mans shoulders alone. Sin is defined as man breaking God’s law, (the commandments), since God gave man free will. There is no “the devil made me do it” in the history of Rabbinical Judaism, nor the real Christianity taught in the time of Jesus, James, and Peter, whom were all Pharisees.
Below, I quote Elaine Pagels, who received her PhD in religion from Harvard University, and is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University.:
In biblical sources, the Hebrew term, “the satan” [ha-satan], describes an adversarial role. It is not the name of a particular character. Although Hebrew storytellers, as early as the sixth century B.C.E., occasionally introduced a supernatural character whom they called “the satan”, what they meant was, any one of the angels sent by God for the specific purpose of blocking or obstructing human activity. [Elaine Pagels, “The Origin of Satan,” 1995]
Below, I quote Rabbi Tovia Singer (2) about the new Bible translations:
The word “disaster” inserted by the New International Version is misleading and purposely ambiguous so that the uninformed reader could conclude that this word refers to natural disasters, such as typhoons, earthquakes and hurricanes. This dubious translation was deliberately forged to conceal the prophet’s original message. As mentioned above, the King James Version correctly translates this verse, and renders the Hebrew word רָע (rah) as “evil.”
Below are a list of Bibles with the incorrect translation in them. If they have blatantly mistranslated this, what else have they changed? (More than what you might think).
- New International Version, both US and UK
- New King James Version
- Modern English Version
- Common English
- Contemporary English Version
- Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)
- English Standard Version Anglicised
- Holman Christian Standard Bible
- Expanded Bible
- Amplified Bible
- Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (Here, they show evil, but give calamity in brackets)
- New Living Translation
- English Standard Version (Some places recommend this for youths)
- International Children’s Bible
- New International Reader’s Version
- New American Standard Bible
- Holman Christian Standard Bible
- International Standard Version
- NET Bible
- New English Translation
- GOD’S WORD® Translation
- Good News Translation
- New American Standard
- King James 2000 Bible
- World English Bible
- The Living Bible
- The Message
- Names of God Bible
- Tree of Life Version
- The Voice (They add extra words not there)
- World English Bible
Bibles which have the correct translation of Isaiah 45:7:
- King James Bible
- Authorized King James Version
- 1599 Geneva Bible
- Wycliffe Bible
- The Complete Jewish Bible, With Rashi Commentary
- Orthodox Jewish Bible (It shows Rah, which is evil or bad)
- Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) (It shows woe and not evil or bad)
- New American Bible, Revised (It shows woe and not evil or bad)
- New Century Version (It shows trouble and not evil or bad)
- New Life Version (It shows trouble and not evil or bad)
- New Revised Standard Version (It shows woe and not evil or bad)
- New Revised Standard Version, Anglicized (It shows woe and not evil or bad)
- New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (It shows woe and not evil or bad)
- Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (It shows woe and not evil or bad)
- Revised Standard Version (It shows woe and not evil or bad)
- New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition
- New Living Translation
- JPS Tanakh 1917
- 21st Century King James Version
- Jubilee Bible 2000
- American King James Version
- American Standard Version
- Lexham English Bible
- BRG Bible
- Douay-Rheims Bible
- Darby Bible Translation
- English Revised Version
- Webster’s Bible Translation
- Young’s Literal Translation
The Bibles which show woe, and one, trouble, can be overlooked as inaccurate, as that is one translation of a similar use, though not the most used version for the word rah. However, it does seem as they are trying to downplay the original meaning. Wrong, evil, and bad are the three most common translations and usages, though the majority of the Bibles, which include the Orthodox Jewish Bible, show evil. I believe that I would rather take a Jews word about what a Hebrew word means, since it is their language.
Last, the Bibles shown above, that are correct about Isaiah 45:7, have some mistranslation errors themselves, such as the King James Version, when compared to the original texts, such as the Latin Vulgate or the Orthodox Jewish Bibles. One glaringly obvious one, is the mention of the Latin word, Lucifer, in Isaiah 14:12, which Judaism says should be Morning Star, the Son of the Morning, or Venus. That is what the Latin word, lucifer, actually defines, and not a devil, fallen angel, nor an anti-God. Judaism says that there was no such thing as a fallen angel in their canonical texts. For a fallen angel to happen, that would mean that God created an imperfect angel, and it would say that God had no control of it. That is blasphemy.
“The framework of the three monotheisms [Essene Judaism, Christianity, and Islam] had been erected. The Devil’s birth certificate was filled out by an Iranian prophet”. Gerald Messandé
- The Complete Jewish Bible, With Rashi Commentary, Isaiah 45:7
- Rabbi Tovia Singer, from Outreach Judaism, on who satan is.
Section 1: The origin of the motto. What does the motto, Ordo ab Chao, mean, and where does it come from, you may ask? It is a motto used by the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite. It refers to t…
Source: Ordo ab Chao
Section 1: The origin of the motto.
What does the motto, Ordo ab Chao, mean, and where does it come from, you may ask? It is a motto used by the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite. It refers to the schism that was between the northern and southern jurisdictions of the early Rite, in the United States, when an illegitimate form of the Rite was invented in the northern jurisdiction, by both a con-man and the Cerneau group. The fake Cerneau Rite was reproduced by Rev. John Blanchard, of Wheaton College, where the untruthful reverend even claimed it was by a 33rd degree Freemason, when it was never the such. The illegitimate Rite was started as a scam, in 1806, by Antoine Bideaud, and later added to by Joseph Cerneau, in 1807, who had another illegitimate Rite. (1) When the Cerneau Rite was ruled to be illegitimate, the northern jurisdiction accepted the original Scottish Rite degree work, originating from the original French work, of the southern jurisdiction, thus making the northern jurisdiction “healed”, and the two Rites became in amity with each other. The motto, Ordo ab Chao, is Latin for “Order from Chaos”, which came from that schism, or the chaos that was created between the two jurisdictions, about what was illegitimate or what was not. (1) The Latin motto was selected for the schism, and was found in Count de Grasse’s patent, dated 1 February 1802. (4)
Section 2: The conspiracy theories about the motto.
As far as I can tell, the first conspiracy use of the motto, was from a prank for a conspiracy theory, which was written by two California students, by the name of Kerry Thornley and Greg Hill, during the communism scare of the 1950s and 1960s. It was triggered by the Kennedy assassination. Kerry’s group were known as the “Discordians”. (2)
Kembrew McLeod writes in Prankster, Making Mischief In The Modern World, on p. 153:
Before joining the Marines, Thornley helped create a joke religion called Discordianism with his pal Greg Hill. The pair met in the mid-1950s at California High School, where they bonded by messing with other students (including an elaborate War of the Worlds–type hoax played over the school’s intercom). Thornley and Hill also loved Mad magazine, which served as a touchstone for many countercultural pranksters. Their “religion” was invented in 1957, at a bowling alley. Thornley had been writing juvenile poems about how, through chaos, “order would at last unfold”—but his friend disagreed. Over the clattering of pins, Hill insisted that was impossible. “Order is something that the human mind projects on reality,” he said, claiming that everything is chaos. The Greeks even had a deity for it: Eris, a troublemaking goddess. Soon after, the two wrote the first draft of the Discordian holy book, Principia Discordia. The number of coauthors expanded a decade later when the book evolved into a surrealist chain letter that invited recipients to add their own collaged text and images.
Through the doctrine of Chaos, the Discordians half seriously believed, one could attain higher wisdom by upending the naturalized routines of everyday life. Because their motto was “We Discordians Must Stick Apart,” it comes as no surprise that faux factionalism was central to their absurdist belief system. The first major splinter group was the Erisian Liberation Front (ELF), which espoused a more anarchist, antiauthoritarian worldview. Thornley, a.k.a. Ho Chi Zen, led this branch. Malaclypse the Younger, a Hill alias, led the Paratheo-Anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric (POEE). Its mystical approach was imbued with a heavy amount of silliness. [sic]
This new “Discordian religion” was so imbecilic, that the below was written in a chain letter that they sent out (2):
How to become a POEE chaplin:
1. Write the Erisian affirmation in five copies.
2. Sign and nose-print each copy.
3. Send one to The President of the United States.
4. Send one to The California State Bureau of Furniture and Bedding
1021 “D” Street, Sacramento CA 94814
5. Nail one to a telephone pole. Hide one. And burn the other.
Then consult your pineal gland. [sic]
Unfortunately, the John Birch Society got wind of this, and termed it a new diabolical communist cult, and twisted it into their claim that they were instilling communism into the US government, and added every other harebrained invention that they could write with it. The John Birch Society had became so fanatical and bad, that earlier, Barry Goldwater denounced their founder, Robert W. Welch, Jr., and also had Herbert Hoover, who had been investigating the group. (3)
Barry Goldwater on the JBS (3):
I think you have clearly stated the problem which Mr. Welch’s continued leadership of the John Birch Society poses for sincere conservatives. . . . Mr. Welch is only one man, and I do not believe his views, far removed from reality and common sense as they are, represent the feelings of most members of the John Birch Society. . . . Because of this, I believe the best thing Mr. Welch could do to serve the cause of anti-Communism in the United States would be to resign. . . . We cannot allow the emblem of irresponsibility to attach to the conservative banner. [sic]
Herbert Hoover on the JBS (3):
Personally, I have little respect for the head of the John Birch Society since he linked the names of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the late John Foster Dulles, and former CIA Director Allen Dulles with communism. [sic]
Welch’s conspiracy concoctions had claimed that all the university professors were in on the communism plot, that it was the Illuminati in disguise, and a whole host of other false claims. Below, I again quote Kembrew McLeod, and his book:
Robert Welch outlined the Bavarian Illuminati’s monstrous plans, which went far beyond mere gastrosophic cabals. “The purpose of the Order was to rule the world,” he said in a 1966 speech. “This incredibly ambitious undertaking was to be conducted as a conspiracy, and secrecy at every point and at all times was of utmost importance.” The Illuminati assisted Karl Marx by teaming him with Freemasons and other secret societies that orchestrated European revolutions. “All of these objectives and methods,” Welch insisted, “had either been specifically set forth by Weishaupt for his Order of Illuminati, or were the practical applications of his program.” By the twentieth century, “there had evolved an inner core of conspiratorial power, able to direct and control subversive activities which were worldwide in their reach.” At the center of Welch’s alternate reality were the “Insiders,” an all-purpose term for an omnipotent “ruling clique.” It is essentially the ideological flipside to left-wing sociologist C. Wright Mills’s “Power Elite” (though without the empirical evidence). Welch claimed that the Insiders first took control of popular culture by using the brainwashing powers of the novel. Charles Dickens, Upton Sinclair, and Sinclair Lewis were pinned as conspirators, and when radio and television came along, the Insiders seized these media as well. Welch assures us, “it has all been planned that way.”
In addition to the anti-Semitic fascist Nesta Webster, the Birchers regularly cited the Judeo-Masonic conspiracy theories of William Guy Carr. His 1958 book, Pawns in the Game, claimed that the Bavarian Illuminati was the brainchild of a group of rabbis and high priests, who followed the teachings of “Lucifer during the performance of their Cabalistic Rites.” Citing Webster and her early-twentieth-century contemporary Lady Queenborough, Carr claims that Weishaupt conspired with Rothschild moneylenders. This prominent family of Jewish bankers followed “the age-old ‘protocols’ designed to give the Synagogue of Satan ultimate world domination.” Carr’s turn of phrase “Synagogue of Satan” was an artifact of Léo Taxil’s extended prank on French Catholic right-wingers, and it wasn’t the only time Carr cited one of his hoaxes. Pawns in the Game also credulously quoted the “Secret Instructions” allegedly authored by Freemason Albert Pike (but which were actually written by Taxil). The unhinged author wrote, “Can any thinking person deny that the conspiracy as revised by Weishaupt in the latter 1700’s, and the plans drawn up by Pike in the latter 1800s, haven’t matured exactly as intended?
The John Birch Society’s massive publishing operations disseminated these ideas far and wide. Robert Welch’s articles and speeches kept Carr’s basic arguments intact, but sanitized the anti-Semitism, by deleting his references to “the Synagogue of Satan,” “International Bankers,” and “Jewish influence.” Rather than blaming the creation of the Federal Reserve on the Jews, as Carr did, Welch attributed it to “highly placed Marxian influences in the Woodrow Wilson administration.” The John Birch Society was sometimes characterized as a right-wing hate group, but it actually did go out of its way to recruit members of other races and religions. However, Welch didn’t do himself any favors by asserting that Vladimir Lenin was the true author of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He claimed that Lenin and his allies planted the document among anticommunist sympathizers as part of an evil long-range plan to discredit conservatives. In a twisted kind of pretzel logic, Welch claimed some right-wingers hated Jews because they had been tricked into doing so. Leftists, he asserted, worked “both sides of this ‘anti-Semitic’ battleground in their efforts to weaken or destroy The John Birch Society. [sic]
From Welch’s concocted conspiracy writing, one can see, that the far right wing of the Republican Party, (which, to me, seem to consist of those with ultra-low IQs, fanatical religious bigots, those with paranoid personality and compulsive lying disorders, plus other uneducated and ignorant dingbats), had soon parroted this conspiracy about the Freemasons, due to the use of wording that resembled the motto of the Scottish Rite, and boldly proclaimed that the fraternity of Freemasonry was most certainly being ran by the Illuminati, and that the fraternity was pushing communism and satanism, along with every other diabolical deed, on the US citizens, and was trying to overthrow the church in the United States. (2) That was not the first time that they had lied about this, while quoting anyone who had a false derogatory view, or made similar claims. Pat Robertson parroted all of this, in his book, The New World Order, in 1992, which was exposed as a complete conspiracy theory, fraud, and a fallacy, by the book, A Pilgrim’s Path, by John J. Robinson, in 1993. Robinson wrote as a critical scholar, and cited his work, throughout, with scholarly fact. Pat Robertson, though, if and when he actually cited anything, used writing from other conspiracy lunatics, such as the John Birch Society, William Guy Carr, Edith Starr Miller, Leo Taxil, and used truncated text in his quotes, (which made it sound like it was other than it was), along with quoting other bilge water. Lies by omission are still a sin, Mr. Robertson, and so is the spreading of hate, bigotry, and lies, which you teach.
Last, this type of idiocy spread to the other idiots at the far left. There, the conspiracy peddling was just as bad as the far rights, and finally, Herbert Hoover addressed this too, about the John Birch Societies false conspiracy claims (3):
I have read that piece. My comment on it is this in general: I think the extreme right is just as much a danger to the freedom of this country as the extreme left. There are groups, organizations, and individuals on the extreme right who make these very violent statements, allegations that General Eisenhower was a Communist, disparaging references to the Chief Justice and at the other end of the spectrum you have these leftists who make wild statements charging almost anybody with being a Fascist or belonging to some of these so-called extreme right societies. Now, I have felt, and I have said publicly in speeches, that they are just as much a danger, at either end of the spectrum. They don’t deal with facts. Anybody who will allege that General Eisenhower was a Communist agent, has something wrong with him.
A lot of people read such allegations because I get some of the weirdest letters wanting to know whether we have inquired to find out whether that is true. I have known General Eisenhower quite well myself and I have found him to be a sound, level-headed man.” … [sic]
Section 3: Conclusion.
Kerry Thornley found that it does not do to write these kinds of things, hoax, prank, or not, as he had been stationed with, and was a semi-friend with, Lee Harvey Oswald. He was dragged into the Kennedy assassination investigation “on May 18, 1964, when he was called before the Warren Commission to discuss his association with Lee Harvey Oswald”. (2) He was also called to give a deposition by none other than attorney Jim Garrison, of New Orleans, Louisiana. (2)
One can clearly see, that when crackpot conspiracy theorists get a sniff of something, they fabricate many fallacies, and then it grows to the point that every lunatic conspiracy theorist writes about it, with each embellishing it on the way. They will take something completely innocent, quote it purposely out of context, and create a conspiracy that has no truth to it, whatsoever. That was certainly done with the motto, Ordo ab Chao.
I will finish this, with another quote, from Kembrew McLeod’s book (2):
William Cooper’s Behold a Pale Horse, Pat Robertson’s The New World Order, and the John Birch Society’s massive output of books and periodicals resonated widely because they used simple, gripping stories to explain complex socioeconomic changes. But their foundations were built on a sinkhole of deception. Few believers know, or care, that those books mixed citations of genuine historical documents with mean-spirited forgeries (The Protocols of the Elders of Zion), self-deluded historical scholarship (John Robison’s Proofs of a Conspiracy and Abbé Barruel’s Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism), government propaganda (CIA-sponsored brainwashing research and the FBI’s COINTELPRO program), and several satirical pranks (the invention of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood, Léo Taxil’s stories about Masonic devil worship, the Discordians’ Operation Mindfuck, the playful protests staged by the Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell, and Leonard Lewin’s The Report from Iron Mountain, to name but a few). Since the beginning of the modern era, an interconnected, selfreferential web of evidence has been recycled and expanded on by new generations of credulous conspiracy theorists. By the late 1960s, the mounting paranoia had reached a tipping point. The prank blowback caused by the Discordians, WITCH, and other like-minded mischief makers helped reconfigure American politics and, as the next chapter reveals, religious life as well. [sic]
Also, see my blog articles about the Taxil Hoax, Masonic Bologna, and Pike’s Fake Three World Wars Letter, for other facts on this article. One will find that the far right, nor the far left, could tell the truth, or state a fact, if their life depended upon it, and neither can the fanatical fringe religious groups.
So Mote It Be.
- Arturo de Hoyos: Cerneauism & Anti-masonry: Two Plaques of 19th-Century Masonry, 2010, The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
- Kembrew McLeod, Prankster, Making Mischief In The Modern World, 2014, pp. 151 to 182
- FBI on the John Birch Society, files are here.
- Timeline of Freemasonry mottoes, at the Grand Lodge of British Columbia Yukon. (Corrected with change to GLoBCY website on 6/5/16).
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