Archive for April, 2009

26
Apr
09

Double Dipping

Following is an excerpt from a chapter in my novel “In Our Image”….

 

I opened the bible to Genesis and resumed my reading.  I noted that in Chapter 17:16-17, God told Abraham “…I will also give you a son by her (Sarah)…then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old?  Shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?” 

 

Then in Chapter 21:1-3, I read “And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.  For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.” 

 

Those words “…the Lord visited Sarah… and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken…” were chilling to me.  This sounded like a physical being visited Sarah and impregnated her.  I thought to myself, “Wait, I’ve got to get the Catholic bible and see what they have to say about this!”   I got the Catholic bible and it said “…the Lord visited Sarah and the Lord fulfilled what he had spoken.”  There was no footnote.  ‘Fulfilled’, at least, didn’t sound as bad as ‘did to’.  But still, ‘god’ did do something to Sarah. 

 

To me, this was similar to the story of the Virgin birth.  And it was similar to the story of Mary’s mother, Anne, who also was past childbearing age.  In fact, it was the same story as Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin, who was the mother of St. John the Baptist. I made a mental note that I’d have to research the stories of Anne and Elizabeth. I was pretty sure I was correct in my recollection that an angel of the Lord appeared to each of them and told them they would have a child, even though they were beyond childbearing age.

 

So if the Lord “did to Sarah as he had spoken”, and it appears the Lord also did to Mary and Anne and Elizabeth as he had promised, why was Mary’s child more special than the others?  I had to think that it was because Mary, too, was the offspring of extraterrestrial intervention, and, to the best of my knowledge, Sarah, Anne and Elizabeth were not.  So Jesus, Mary’s offspring, had more extraterrestrial DNA than did the others.  Isaac, Mary and St. John the Baptist were very highly regarded entities in the bible, but Jesus had twice the amount of DNA of our creators than the others.

 

I had to tell this to Alex.  I got up and walked into the house and called him, but no response.  I walked out the front door and walked over to the barn, but he wasn’t there.  I looked in the garage, but no Alex.  I walked around the back of the house and I spotted him up the hill at the edge of the woods, continuing with building the cairn he had started a few months ago.  It looked like he was almost finished.  It looked to be about 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide.  He had cleared out the woods of stone and he thought he’d have enough to build a good size cairn, and he was right.  Looking at it, I thought it would be great to put a solar spot light on it as it was completely dark on that side of the property.  It would not only illuminate the cairn, but also provide under lighting to the tree branches overhead. 

 

As I approached, Alex said “What’s up?”

 

I said “The cairn looks great!  You’ll finish it today, right?”

 

“Yup, just a few stones more and I’ll be through.  And it’s good and solid.  How does it look from down below?”

 

“Wonderful.  I think we should put a solar spot light on it.”

 

He gave me this look, like ‘oh, no’, but didn’t say anything.  He was not fond of solar lights.

 

“How’s your bible reading going?” he asked.

 

“Very interesting.  I read the story about Sarah, Abraham’s wife.  She was 90 and childless.  Abraham was 100.  God told Abraham that he would give him a son by Sarah and Abraham thought that was very funny.  But then it says “the Lord visited Sarah…and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.” 

 

“That sounds kind of creepy…he did to her as he had spoken.”

 

“Doesn’t it?  But this made me think of the other women who had similar stories.  Anne, mother of Mary; Elizabeth, mother of St. John the Baptist; and Mary, mother of Jesus all were impregnated by divine intervention. By divine intervention, I mean extraterrestrial intervention.  And then I started to think why Jesus was more special than the other offspring.  And my conclusion was that Mary had extraterrestrial DNA in her, and then she gave birth as a result of extraterrestrial intervention, so Jesus had twice as much ET DNA than the others.”

 

“Like a double dip of DNA.  That makes sense.  I don’t know how you ever thought of that,” Alex said.

 

“It just came to me, but it does make perfect sense.”

 

“Are you sure about Anne and Elizabeth?”

 

“Pretty sure.  I’m going to research that next.”  As I turned to leave I said, “Don’t work too hard.”

 

I went into the house and poured myself a glass of water and went back outside to look for references to Anne and Elizabeth in the bible. 

 

After a few minutes, I found the reference to Elizabeth (spelled Elisabeth in the King James Version of the bible) that I was looking for in the Gospel according to St. Luke.  Chapter 1 of this gospel contained the story of Zechariah being visited by an angel of the Lord while Zechariah was in the temple praying.  The angel told him that his wife, Elizabeth, will bear him a son, and that his name shall be called John.  Verses 18-20 read:

 

“And Zechariah said unto the angel, whereby shall I know this?  For I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering, said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and I was sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.  And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.”

 

Well, Gabriel was really full of himself, wasn’t he?  The story continued that Elizabeth did give birth, and when the neighbors asked what they would name him, she said “John”.  And the neighbors thought this was strange as none of their ‘kindred’ was called by that name.  So then they turned to Zechariah and asked him, and he wrote down “His name is John”, and at that moment he could speak again.

 

Another interesting passage in Luke was the part about Mary, now pregnant, going to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was six months further along in her pregnancy than was Mary.  In Chapter 1, verse 44, Elizabeth said to Mary “For lo, as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.”  Sure, I thought, one extraterrestrial baby would probably recognize another…in this case, both Mary as well as the baby in her womb.  Those little extraterrestrial babies had probably already developed extra sensory perception.

 

Well, now that left the Anne, mother of Mary, story to verify.  I looked all through the New Testament and couldn’t find anything.  I went into the house and picked up the book “The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden” which was first published in the 1920’s.  I had bought this book several years ago at a tag sale and rediscovered it when Alex found it on the shelf next to the Catholic bible.

 

As luck would have it, “The Gospel of the Birth of Mary” was right at the very beginning.  It said Mary’s father’s name was Joachim and her mother’s Anna.  And in Chapter 2 it states that an angel of the Lord appeared separately to both Joachim and Anna and told them that Anna would conceive and give birth to a daughter, whom they should call Mary.

 

This angel also stated that other barren women had also given birth through the intercession of God, which I now took to mean extraterrestrial intervention.  Sarah brought forth Jacob, Rachel gave birth to Joseph and the angel noted that Samson and Samuel were both born to barren women.

 

So although it wasn’t one of the books that had been accepted in the New Testament, I did find written corroboration to my recollection about Mary’s birth.

 

I also found the angel’s reference to not only Sarah, but Rachel and the mothers of Samuel and Samson very interesting.  All of the offspring of these supposedly barren women were men of renown.  The inference being that all of these women were impregnated by an extraterrestrial. 

 

Just then Alex walked out onto the patio.  “Still reading?” he asked.

 

“Very interesting indeed!  I found the reference to Elizabeth’s pregnancy in Luke.  I couldn’t find any mention of Anna’s pregnancy in the bible, but I did find it in the ‘Lost Books of the Bible’,” and I read him the entire section.

 

“There is one difference between Sarah and all of the other women, though.” I said.  “There was no angel involved in the Sarah story.  The Lord directly told Abraham that he would give Abraham a son by Sarah.  And then the Lord visited Sarah and did to her as he had spoken.  With the other women being visited by angels, you have to draw your own conclusions as to what had happened.  With Sarah we are being told, without any doubt, that the Lord visited her and made her pregnant.”

 

“So these barren women were giving birth to super humans who were fathered by extraterrestrials,” Alex said. “Maybe these barren women weren’t really humans, maybe they were barren because they were extraterrestrials and couldn’t conceive with human sperm.  Then, when the experiment with each failed, they were inseminated with extraterrestrial sperm, which of course worked, and then they gave birth to what appeared to be super human beings.”

 

“Your mind really works in amazing ways.  But I like it.  Could be.  Why not?”

 

“Sure, then Joseph could write a book ‘I Married an Extraterrestrial’.”

 

“Very funny.  But seriously, this is just what we need on earth today.  Seeding of extraterrestrial sperm to elevate the abysmally ignorant human race to a higher level.”

 

“I wouldn’t use the word ignorant; some humans are extremely intelligent and have accomplished great things.  But as a whole, I believe the human race is generally complacent and a great many are consumed with greed and hate. There are those who live a hedonistic life style and worship materialism.  Just for instance, look at the current financial crisis.  Either there was complete ineptitude or downright fraud going on, or a combination of both.  High level executives are getting paid obscene amounts of compensation even though their companies are going down the tubes.  They take the money and run.  As a result there are massive layoffs and worthless or non-existent pension plans. What happens to all those people who worked years, decades in some instances, who counted on the company pension plan? Or people who depended on their investments to help fund their retirement?  Greed and incompetence destroyed it. I do agree that we could use some men of renown today.”

 

“Men and women of renown.”

 

“Absolutely, men and women of renown.”

 

“I do think that we are being programmed to become dumb and dumber, though,” I said. 

 

“Right, masses of people are being sucked slowly into stupidity by the media,” Alex interjected.

 

“How many people actually think today?  They have I-pods stuck in their ears, or they’re on their cell phones, or playing video games or watching drivel on TV.  How many are reading anything meaningful? And then there are the others who spend most of the time working.  Even when they’re not physically at work, they’re on their laptops or Blackberries and working from home, on weekends, on vacation.  And for what, for an employer who just wants to suck all the life out of these people to fuel that corporate greed.  Those same employers would layoff those workers in a heartbeat without a second thought if it would improve the bottom line.  In both instances, these are empty, wasted lives.  When these people breathe their last breath, are they going to be proud and satisfied with what they’ve done with their lives?”

 

“They’re probably too ignorant to realize that they have wasted their lives; they just don’t know any better,” Alex said.  “So I guess your use of the word ‘ignorant’ was correct.”

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20
Apr
09

Only 69 Years Worth of History on Tracking Rh-Negative Blood

In my prior post I questioned whether the current estimate of 15% of humans having Rh negative blood had been consistent over time.  I have since learned that the Rh factor was only identified in 1940 (by Alexander Weiner).  We’ve only been aware of its existence for 69 years!   So much for thinking about tracking it back over the centuries!