The foolishness of man has made them take up arms against their brothers in the name of God. There is nothing more wrong than the harm done in the name of the Supreme Being. In Divine love there is no compulsion, no oppression, never any violence whatsoever. Humans can tear down and destroy, kill and mutilate, but they can never create one single little life out of their own power. God gives all life in love and the life force is a Divine power distributed in the abundant generosity of Divine love. (The Text from the High Masters)
The quote above is taken from the final part of the Text of the High Masters, which I received on September 6, 2001. This message was transferred with great power and emphasis. Five days later, September 11, 2001, the world was shaken by the terrible terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and Pentagon, known as "nine eleven" internationally. Suddenly, the message from the spiritual teachers about tearing down and destroying, killing and mutilating in the name of God, became understandable. But at that time, it was not possible to anticipate the escalation of religiously motivated violence and oppression that would follow. After the September 11 attacks, the United States and its allied started the "war on terror". A development that would create devastating consequences in large parts of the Muslim world had begun, but we have also seen terrible terrorist attacks in the West over the years since then.
It is alleged that religious terrorists have not interpreted the holy scriptures in the "right" way. As far as the Tanakh, the Bible and the Quran are concerned, however, it is easy to see that they all convey the same claims of a partial god who have chosen a certain people or religion over all others and urges his faithful followers to wipe out all other cults, kill all who do not belong to their own group, conquer the promised land and expel or kill those who already live there. In addition, all the three monotheistic religions rest on a faith in the reward of religious martyrs in the form of eternal life, the last apocalyptical world war, the arrival of the Messiah and the great judgment and in the final domination of their religion in the entire world. In all the monotheistic religions, this faith is derived from the same prophecies in the Tanakh and the Bible.
The problem of religiously motivated violence is not only tied to monotheistic religions, but today it is undoubtedly these religions that create the most conflict, war, terror and suffering in the world. The basic problem with the monotheistic religions is that the Tanakh, the Bible and the Quran are presented as God's own words, while these texts in reality were created by human beings for purely political reasons.
• God's chosen people were the Maccabees in the Tanakh. Jahad saw themselves as God's chosen people. In Christianity, God's chosen people are the Christians. In Islam, the Muslims are God's chosen people.
• The Holy War was initially the struggle of the Maccabees to conquer the Promised Land. In the next step, the Holy War became the struggle of the fundamentalist Jewish Jahad, who for 200 years fought to prepare the way for the Messiah and the eternal kingdom of God in which the law of Moses would prevail. For the Roman Christians, the Holy War in the next step became the propagation of Christianity, as the only true religion. For the Muslims, jihad, the holy war, is the same as the struggle for the propagation of the only true religion and law, just as it has been for Jews and Christians throughout the ages.
• Martyrdom was one of the foundations of Jahad's philosophy. If one died in the struggle to prepare the way for the Messiah, one would receive eternal life in the Last Judgment. In imitation of Jahad, Irenaeus introduced martyrdom in Roman Christianity, promising that Christian martyrs would receive eternal life in the Last Judgment. In Islam, faith in the martyrdom as a safe way to eternal life in Paradise, continues as a legacy from Christianity.
• In the world view of Jahad, they were the only righteous and all other people were sinners who would burn in the eternal fire of Hell forever. In the same way, Christianity and Islam throughout the ages have divided people into righteous (themselves) and sinners (all others) who are sentenced to burn in Hell.
The power of the monotheistic religions rests on the belief that the Tanakh, the Bible and the Quran contain God's direct words conveyed by holy prophets.
• The foundation of Judaism is the faith in Moses and all the other prophets of the Tanakh.
• The foundation of Christianity is the belief that Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies about the Messiah in the Tanakh.
• The foundation of Islam is the belief in all the prophets in both the OT (the Tanakh) and the NT in the Christian Bible and that Jesus was the Messiah.
The foundation for the three monotheistic religions is the belief that the holy books contain the words of God. This foundation is demolished by the truth about who created the Tanakh, the Bible and the Quran and why they did it. These books are not the words of God, but texts created by human beings for political reasons.
• The Tanakh, excluding the books of the Prophets, was created by the learned in Alexandria.
• The books of the Prophets were created by Simon Maccabeus.
• The original gospel (the Diatessaron) was created by Roman Emperor Hadrian.
• The Church Father Irenaeus created the apostle Paul, the Epistles, the Acts of the Apostles, and split the original gospel of Hadrian into four gospels. He also introduced one of Jahad's apocalypses in the NT in the form of the Book of Revelation, and thus also imprinted the faith in Armageddon and the Day of Judgment in Christianity.
• The Quran was created by Christians. It contains preaching from the Christian Bible and Nestorian issues of faith.
The truth about the Tanakh, the Bible and the Quran means liberation.
• Liberation from faith in terror, holy war and martyrdom motivated by writings in the monotheistic scriptures.
• Liberation from spiritual oppression motivated by writings in the monotheistic scriptures.
• Liberation from oppression of women motivated by writings in the monotheistic scriptures.
• Liberation from sexual oppression and laws about food motivated by writings in the monotheistic scriptures.
2. Jeremiah, Isaiah and the other prophets in the Tanakh/OT never existed. The books of the Prophets were created in Jerusalem by Simon Mackabeus around 140 BC. The divinely appointed King, the Messiah, whom the prophecies speak of refers to Simon Maccabeus himself.
3. Jesus never existed. The gospel about him was created by the Roman Emperor Hadrian around 120, to pacify the Messianic warriors of the Jahad/Chrestiani.
4. Paul and the four evangelists never existed. They were created by Irenaeus in the 180s.
5. The propaganda of the Book of Revelation about the last big war and the arrival of the Messiah to establish a world reign and a Last Judgement, was created by the Jahad/Chrestiani after the first Jewish war. Irenaeus brought it into the Christian Bible as a prophecy of the apostle John, who never existed.
6. According to the Quran, a righteous Muslim believes in the Torah (the Old Testament) and the Gospel (the New Testament), and all that God has revealed there to prophets like Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Jesus. (As examples see verses 2.136-2.138, 4.163, 5.66, 33.4, 42.13).
7. Since the prophets of the Christian Bible never existed, and since Muhammad's legitimacy as a prophet rest upon these prophets, neither the Tanakh, the Bible, nor the Quran contains the words of God. Since God never requested holy wars through prophets like Moses, Jesus or Muhammad, it is a crime against humanity to obey the calls for holy war and martyrdom in the Tanakh, the Bible and the Quran.
The foundation for the monotheistic religions is propaganda to produce separation, willingness to go to war, and fear of God in the subjects of the new Maccabean kingdom.
The monotheistic religions have spread war, conflict, suffering and oppression for more than 2,000 years, and they continue to do so in our time.
But the knowledge of who created the sacred texts and why they did it, gives liberation from destructive dogmas, understanding of the history and peace of mind.