Are You Racist? If You’re White, You’re Going to be Told You Are.

No matter how you really feel.

I’m not sure where this ever pervasive assumption that all white people are racist, even if you know you’re not, developed from, but to say that it’s not an issue in today’s society is undermining the root cause of division and hostility we see all around us. (Or at least, it seems as if they’re TRYING to cause division and hostility in us.)

I think many of us know by now about the unbelievable and, quite frankly, ridiculous, on-line seminar that coca-cola made available for its workers. With such lovely sentiments as this:

Wow. If this isn’t the definition of racism, I don’t know what is.

The author of this seminar, Robin DiAngelo (although she is now contesting that she has written this – but you can check out the video where she calls white people “difficult” and “a-holes” here (starting @ 2:09) as well as some of her other biased assumptions – so take that for what it’s worth), claims that to be white is to be:

– oppressive
– arrogant
– certain
– defensive
– ignorant
– less humble than everyone else
– white people don’t listen
– white people don’t believe (believe what?)
– apathetic
– participate in white solidarity

And then she has the audacity to accuse white people of being socialized to believe that being white is superior to, literally, anyone else. If children are being raised into thinking that they’re “superior” than other races, than that is the matter of parenting, social conditioning, and the education system. There are certainly occurrences of upbringing that exposes children to separation and division, which most definitely should be addressed, but to incriminate EVERYONE as a whole based on these cases is participating in stereotyping and biased (false) assumptions.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly wasn’t conditioned to think one way or another about matters of skin color. I can’t speak for others, of course, but in my life, I was raised to not judge people based on race, looks, skin color, etc. Even outside of home, in schools and stores, etc. I didn’t even think about making judgements between one group of people and the next. We are all people, and all deserve love and respect.

To say that I come from very diverse ethnic groups is putting it mildly. My direct and extended family and friends are composed of Asians, blacks, Mexicans, whites, mixed-races, etc. I don’t make it a point to know everyone’s genealogy or ethnic/cultural background because it’s who they are as a person, as an individual, their personality that matters to me.

My childhood friends consisted of an eclectic group, running the gamut of: blonde cheerleader, Mexican goth girl, smart black guy, emo boy, prankster red-headed kid, myself as the shy girl – did I care about anyone’s ethnic background or skin color? lol No. I adored them all the same. Did I ever think I was better than them because of the difference of skin color? Again, no.

“A concerned NYC parent summed up this orchestrated descent into de facto apartheid. “I grew up partly in New York on the Upper West Side and when I was young, you’d see all these kids playing in the yard at recess — black, white, Hispanic, Asian, whatever — and they all got along great,” he writes. “Now you have the schools teaching white kids they should feel guilty and that black kids should resent them.”

Racists Masquerading as Educators

Growing up, my media crushes included some of the following (just to show the diverse range of who I was attracted to – most of them due to their character’s personality)

He makes me laugh. What can I say? I love some good (and sometimes awful) puns.

(Lee Ki-woo)
His character was a bit arrogant, but by no means a bad person; and still sympathetic.
(Mario Casas as anyone)
He’s a great actor and I enjoy watching him no matter what character he plays.
(Alfred Molina as Doc Ock)
I appreciate a bad (misunderstood?) guy turned good.

Who wouldn’t adore a man who gets amused with pictures of poodles on checks?

(Tom Hiddleston as Loki)
White (and sometimes blue) / Bad (and sometimes good) – tricky trickster is compelling.

Hisham Tawfiq

(Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe)
I love his stoic yet touching portrayal of a dedicated, loyal bodyguard and devoted friend.

Hm… I see skinny (skeletal, actually…), Asian, Spanish, American, English, (headless?), white, blue, black… it’s almost as if race and skin color don’t matter to me. Imagine that.

I’ve dated blacks, Mexicans, whites, short, tall, skinny, stout… I also teach my son not to judge based on skin color. And not to judge on looks at all.

How?

By example. I treat everyone equally. I don’t make it a point to mention skin color, nationality, etc. And he doesn’t either. His favorite teacher is a black lady; he has friends that are of many different races and colors.

Of course you don’t have to believe me since this is all anecdotal, but seeing as how I’ve been actively exposing corrupt agencies for aiming at black people with their suspected depopulation agenda (looking at you Margaret Sanger/Planned Parenthood/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “(untested) covid vaccines should go to black people first and many other people of color”/Tuskegee Syphilis experiment, etc. – unironically all of which are white people who have initiated these agendas) then I don’t really feel the need to keep defending myself.

But here is this lady, DiAngelo, presuming to know how every single white person was socialized and raised. Here is a snippet from her very own site on what she’s all about:

From incisive and wide-ranging critiques of how white folks deflect, deny, and evade the topic of racism, and the implications of our own racial identity and position, to an absolutely on-point interrogation of how racism and whiteness influence the larger educational process,

Huh. It sounds like a “her” problem and not everyone else’s. Maybe SHE was raised with these beliefs and she’s trying to break out of it, but to imply that every single white person is arrogant, ignorant, etc., etc. is JUDGING PEOPLE BASED ON THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. 

Unlike what certain groups believe, the need for some to particularly point out how racist white people are and that they just don’t know it, is quite possibly the most inane concept I’ve ever heard. And to expect people of any nationality or race to be ashamed of who they are based solely on their skin color is deliberately steering people towards EXCLUSION instead of INCLUSION, like they’re trying to make people believe.

Am I saying that some people weren’t born with the same ideology as DiAngelo? Certainly not. Am I saying that racism and stereotyping doesn’t exist? Again, certainly not. But what I am saying is that pressuring people to think that they should feel one way just because someone says so and assumes so just because of the color of their skin, seems to me the very definition of racism and deliberately aimed at creating more division and more chaos.

And I am saying that the approach that some people and industries are implementing, such as:

“I know! The best way to end racism is to mention it at every single turn! No matter we go, let’s mention black, white, supremacy, privilege, etc., etc., etc.! Let’s mention it in our schools. Let’s mention it in our jobs. Let’s mention it all over social media. Let’s even tell black people that they’re not black enough if they don’t think or act a particular way! And if they’re white, let’s make them state just how white they are, so we can judge them based on their own perception of whiteness. It’s perfect!”

is not working out as much as they’d hope.

This is sad. It’s sad that this is what’s allowed to be taught in schools. How about instead of teaching children that we should rate our whiteness or blackness, or asianness, or anything like that, that we just treat each other with kindness and respect? Why are we specifically highlighting our skin color and teaching children to notice this instead of just including everyone no matter who they are or what they look like? This is highly disturbing to me and it’s a belief system that can only inflict more doubt and damage rather than getting everyone together on the same page. As a matter of fact, all of these accusations of racism and indoctrination in schools are doing the complete opposite of what they’re “allegedly” trying to achieve.

It’s unbelievable that huge corporations like coca-cola will pay for this type of segregation seminar.

And it must come as a shock to Robin DiAngelo when you have a black lady who understands the repercussions that this type of harmful doctrine imposes on others:

“If a corporate company sent around a training kit instructing black people how to “be less black”, the world would implode and lawsuits would follow.

I genuinely hope these employees sue @CocaCola
for blatant racism and discrimination.”

@RealCandaceO

But apparently according to DiAngelo, Candace Owens just needs to accept that all whites are racist and experience white privilege, and Candace should play the victim card like every black person and accuse whites of denying their inherent racism and privilege.

And whatever happened to these very wise words from this well-respected black man?:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.


one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.


And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.

When we suffer from oppression, even an illusion of oppression, these immortalized words can’t be realized. When we keep having segregation issues thrust upon us and our children, instead of understanding each other and respecting each other for who we are and our differences, when we keep regressing back to the past instead of making a change for the future – then we will be stuck with an ever-present perpetual division and animosity of others simply due to the color of our skin.

No matter what Robin DiAngelo or anyone else tries to make it seem, not every white person is born with the belief that they are better than any other race. And anyone who surmises that we’re mistaken and that we just haven’t owned up to our white supremacy is severely misled and/or delusional.

With all of this being said, please don’t let a person of any race try to psychologically manipulate you into making you believe that you’re the bad guy. If you do realize that you may be participating in discrimination or prejudice, then by all means, please look within and learn to practice appreciation and love and patience with those that are different than you. If, however, you know that this doesn’t apply to you, then do not cave into societal pressure and apologize for your skin color. We will ultimately not be judged by our looks, but by what’s in our hearts.

If you have suffered at the hands of discrimination, inequality, prejudice, racism or anything of the like, then I truly am sorry and hope with every fiber of my being that we as a collective whole can move past this and look beyond what we are naturally born into. I find every race, ethnicity, culture, skin color etc. worthy of life, love and freedom and wish for a united, benevolent society.

And if Robin DiAngelo and others like her are legitimately suffering from a shameful background of white privilege and racism, then I feel for her and hope she is able to address it and forgive herself and others for perpetrating it. And hope that she learns to rise above it and grow to be more inclusive and compassionate. But to impose her ideologies unnecessarily on others due to her own upbringing and/or guilt is a fruitless and harmful endeavor. (And that’s, of course, if this isn’t an intentional agenda to begin with.)

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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The Mysterious Comte de Saint Germain

Ascended master? Or master deceiver?

It’s fascinating the kind of information you can find, even when not necessarily looking for it. Take the Count of Saint Germain, for instance.

I first came across his name many years ago from a youtube recommendation video, and while I watched a little bit of it, thought, ‘hm, that’s interesting’, and then practically forgot all about it. Until a few weeks ago when the name kept popping up; over and over and over again.

Since one of the main topics that I think is extremely important in order for us to know what’s going on in the world (of course, that only applies to people who want to know what our world is about and who are actively seeking for truth – there are some that don’t mind being plugged into the matrix and want to avoid the truth at all costs…) are secret societies.

Many people think it’s such a ridiculous concept at first, but when taking the time to actually research this subject matter, then truths of it become undeniable. And then it’s hard to “unsee” it.

Getting back to Saint Germain, the history proposes that this man has been incarnated many times throughout the years; alleged to have been (among possible others):

– (Debated, could be as far back as 36,000 BC, if not further) Hermes Trismegistus / Thoth
– (~13,000 years ago) High Priest of the Violet Flame Temple (Atlantis)
– (before 1070 BC – 1012 BC) prophet Samuel
– (990 BC – 931 BC) King Solomon
– (427 BC – 347 BC) Plato
– (100 BC – 1 ADJoseph (husband of Mary)
– (unknown – 209/251/304 AD) Saint Alban
– (410 – 485) Proclus Lycaeus
– (6th century) Merlin
– (1220 – 1292) Roger Bacon
– (1451-1506) Christopher Columbus
– (1561 – 1626) Francis Bacon (suspected of having the pen name William Shakespeare, famous playwright)
– (1690 or 1710 – 1784) Saint Germain (alleged to have died in 1784 – but has been spotted since then)
– (1800’s?-1900’s?) Jacques St. Germain (suspected)
– (1940 – 1983) Richard Chanfray (self-claimed to be the reincarnation of Saint Germain)

Additional sources:

The Immortal Count of Saint Germaine: Ascended Master of Ancient Wisdom
Lucifer’s greatest deception is here; Saint Germain, the World Trust and the light
Saint Germain

Channeled Material

He has also been purported to have contacted different people, such as Guy Ballard (I AM movement) and Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet – but as with everything, including the supposed incarnations from above, please use discernment and research before coming to a definitive conclusion. (I would even say that this is one of those cases in which there is no real, conclusive outcome – just a lot of information that could or could not be true.) And any sites I reference are only to be used as further resources and I am not claiming to be based on facts. So please keep this in mind.

There are also a lot of other channeled material that mediums have claimed came from Saint Germain. And yes, while I like to think I have an open-mind, I am also pretty skeptical when it comes to these claims. Having said that, do I believe that channeled material is a possibility?

Yes. Yes I do. But I am also aware of the dangers and deception that these spirits/entities/what have you, can pull on the public, much less the “channelers” themselves either willingly/knowingly deceiving the public, or whether they truly believe that the messages are coming from an outside source.

Now since I have had my brush with unusual circumstances in the arena of spiritual insight, I can’t just dismiss other people’s claims outright. And while I agree it would be harder for one to just believe that this is plausible if they have not had the same experience, then I absolutely can’t fault them for not believing it. But this is not asking you to believe it. Just to think of this as within the realms of possibility. And I have to admit, if it weren’t for my own experiences, it would be hard for me to suspend disbelief and be able to look at this with an open outlook.

On the subject of channeled material, one “outside source” that I find myself looking at from time to time is Edgar Cayce, who is renowned for accessing the Akashic records. Just out of curiosity, I wanted to see if there were any references to Saint Germain in Cayce’s readings. To my shock, there was. Although it was only one small snippet:

Q- For the better and more rational presentation of the work of Edgar Cayce to the world, will you, if you consider same in order, kindly inform us of thine Identity and the source or sources from which you bring us the information. Is it from the Astral —

A- (interrupting) From the Universal Forces that are acceptable and accessible to those who in earnestness open their minds, their souls, to the wonderful words of truth and light.

Q- To what extent are the Masters of the Great White Brotherhood directing the activities of Edgar Cayce? Who are the Masters directly in charge?

A- Messengers from the higher forces that may manifest from the Throne of grace itself.

Q- Who are the Masters directly in charge? Is Saint Germain–

A- (interrupting) Those that are directed by the Lord of lords, the King of kings, Him that came that ye might be one with the Father.

Q- Is Saint Germain among them? Who is Halaliel?

A- These are all but messengers of the Most High. Halaliel is that one who from the beginning has been as a leader of the heavenly host, who has defied Ariel, who has made the ways that have been heavy– but as a means for the understanding.

Q- Is Saint Germain among them?

A- When needed.

Source: Edgar Cayce reading | 254-83

It’s interesting how invested the questioner is to finding out more about Saint Germain. While in the meantime it seems as if they only get cryptic responses in return. And while I couldn’t find much more on Cayce’s readings into Germain either, I did find this reading within the same topic very intriguing:

Q- Is it likely that I will meet any of the brothers (White Brotherhood) in the flesh, as Mr. Cayce has done, in this incarnation?

A- Ye may meet many. Oft doth man entertain angels unawares.

Source: Edgar Cayce reading (pdf) | 3011-3, pg. 47

A little “conspiracy theory” of my own

I couldn’t help but make an association between the strange tales of the Count of Saint Germain – who allegedly “never dies” (as quoted from Voltaire) to the references to vampires and of the man named Jacques St. Germain – who claimed to be a descendant of Saint Germain. Very suspicious, no? Although Saint Germain was supposed to have died in 1784, the appearance of Jacques in New Orleans in the early 1900’s is very telling.

And when you have the historical accounts of vampirism and the legends that they drink blood to stay young… well, I hope I don’t need to spell out where I’m heading with this.

And did you know that after Francis Bacon’s fake death (one of Saint Germain’s incarnations) “He traveled secretly to Transylvania (now part of Romania) to the Rakoczy Mansion, where he continued preparations for his physical Resurrection and Ascension under the direct training of the Master R (Great Divine Director). He had incarnated in that area a number of times in previous lifetimes and felt particularly at home there.” – Ascended Master Saint Germain

Then take into account that “many scholars believe that he (Saint Germain) descends from Francis II, king of the Principality of Transylvania“. – The Count of Saint Germain And The Secret of Immortality

Huh. Transylvania. Where have I heard that before?

Then of course you hear of all the stories of Saint Germain very rarely eating in the company of anyone, choosing instead to drink liquid many assumed to be wine.

Am I suggesting that Saint Germain’s key to immortality is drinking human blood? (I’m not even going to go into the topic of “young blood” to reverse aging, because it’s disgusting, disturbing, and disgraceful. But would I put it past people of vanity, fear of aging/death, selfish morality to consider it? NO, I wouldn’t, and that’s terrifying.)

I am suggesting that there are strange mysteries and relations, and wicked agendas that may never be solved.

The elite and secret societies

One last thing to note, is his familiarity and closeness with those of the “elite”, mentioned time and time again throughout this research.

When we have several extremely famous names known throughout history in connection with Germain (King Solomon, Plato, Marie Antoinette, King Louis XV, Voltaire, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Jesus Christ, Catherine the Great, Casanova, William Shakespeare, Anton Mesmer, Helena Blavatsky, etc., etc., etc.) whether from his incarnation or not, and his coincidental appearances and involvement during some of the most incredible turning points in history (fall of Atlantis, “discovery of America“, French Revolution, Declaration of Independence, etc., etc.) then top that off with all of his alleged connections to these secret societies:

Rosicrucian (Rose-Croix)
Great White Brotherhood
Illuminati
Freemason
Knights Templar/Orders of Solomon

(along with others), then we have an incredible tale of mystery, intrigue, and secrecy – that has literally spanned throughout the ages. Could Saint Germain be an incarnation of a fallen angel? Teaching certain people “signs” and “wonders” and esoteric, occultic knowledge? Is he knowingly (unknowingly?) leading people down the wrong path? (If his key to mortality is anything like I suspect it is, then he is most definitely leading people down the wrong path and I can only hope that I am dead wrong.)

Whatever the case is, it is an engrossing, captivating, and quite possibly crucial part of not only our history, but our future as well. If this character is the one leading all of these secret societies into what many believe to be our “key to ascension” – then it is more important than ever to realize what his real purpose is.

Who are these “elites” he’s conversing with? What kind of “knowledge” is he imparting to them? Is he really for “truth and light“, like some people believe? Or is he deceiving all those within these secret societies? Could it be possible that all of these societies started out as seeking benevolent truth but then got infiltrated and corrupted?

We must ask ourselves these questions instead of jumping in to one paradigm or belief system.

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Matthew 24:24

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

Fair use disclaimer: Some of the links from this article are provided from different sources/sites to give the reader extra information and cite the sources, but does not necessarily mean that I endorse the contents of the site itself. Additionally, I have tried to provide links to the contents that I used from other sites as an educational and/or entertainment means only; if you feel that any information deserves further citation or request to be clarified, please let me know through the contact page.

Genesis 8: Noah’s Deliverance

Earnest Examination

This series is presented as an honest, sincere look into the study of the Bible with my own personal theories, opinions, comments and that of others’ insights and research into what the verses could mean. I cannot claim one way or another that everything that I am stating is fact and the true meaning of what is meant in these verses.

To lay it out in a way that I can manage, I have highlighted the texts of verses that I either don’t understand or have a comment or question about in yellow. And the comments I’ve left beneath it will be of a smaller font and using brown text.

I would love it if you’d join me in this journey and if you have any insights and/or knowledge of these chapters/verses etc., please feel free to share with me and the other readers. Any chance to get a clearer understanding of the Bible and Jesus Christ would be welcomed with open arms.

All verses used are from biblestudytools.com (NIV) Genesis 8

Noah’s Deliverance

1 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
I am certainly not trying to put words in the mouth of the Bible, but I am wondering what this verse is alluding to. It’s not like God can forget Noah and his companions, right? At least in my upbringing, I was taught that God knows what is going on AT ALL TIMES, so it’s impossible for Him to “forget” anyone. Was this verse just a way to humanize God so that people can relate and understand some of His mysterious, but sovereign decisions? I truly don’t know.
2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.
3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,
When I was younger, I always assumed that after the infamous 40 days, that everything was hunky dory right after that. It didn’t even cross my mind that it would take time for the water to recede. I just thought, in my childish naivete, that after 40 days, the water would automatically have dissipated, and everyone could go on with their lives. To be honest, I didn’t even think otherwise until much later on in my adulthood. So to see it really spelled out for me and giving me a better outlook as to how long the process really took, was sort of shocking, to say the least. It makes me wonder what else we take for granted when it comes to information and basic knowledge.
4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
You know, when I initially started this chapter, I thought I wouldn’t find much to comment on. But surprisingly, while doing some research on these specific places and time frame, actually found too much information that I couldn’t possibly cover all on this one post.
When looking up the mountains of Ararat, it took me to various sources of fascinating history:

– from the alleged eye-witness accounts of Noah’s Ark as early as the 1800’s (possibly even earlier), and then throughout the decades by various different adventurers – one including Vladimir Roskovitsky.
And if one digs deep enough, may find a connection between the “perfect timing” of Vladimir’s discovery, and the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917; which just so happened to cause the loss of the evidence of this historic find. (Hm… what does that remind me of? Oh yeah! The purported discovery of King Gilgamesh’s tomb in Baghdad, and then right after that, the US invasion of Iraq! Which also, in a strange turn of events, also just happened to lose evidence to these findings. Coincidence? Or completely planned?)

– to a hoax that CBS ran (not surprising), featuring a man named George Jammal who alleged to having witnessed the ark. It turned out that CBS was being duped by Mr. Jammal, even when he referred to some lovely names, such as: Mr. Asholian, Vladimir Sobitchsky, and Allis Buls Hitian.

– to the interesting references to Gilgamesh (which I ironically covered not too long ago in this post) and Ishtar (whom I also referenced due to the insane amount of symbolism that can be seen throughout the entertainment industry.) I am not making these connections on purpose. They are just “coincidentally” being mentioned when researching these seemingly different topics.
5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.
6 After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark
7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.
8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.
9 But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark.
I want to make a mention that in some other versions of the Bible, the verses are rather specific in stating that the dove is female; describing the dove as “she”/”her”. Yet in this version, it does not mention the bird’s gender at all. This is very strange to me. It is almost as if this version (and others like it) made a deliberate decision to exclude the gender of the bird, for some reason.

Is the gender of the bird relevant? Important? To be honest, even if it wasn’t, if it is not an accurate translation of the original Bible, no matter the relevance, then it is still highly suspect and makes one wonder what else this translation has changed from the original version. I say “original” version because even though I don’t read Hebrew, Aramaic, etc. and can’t possibly know what the true original texts say, I am basing this information off of the Wycliffe Version which was allegedly written in the late 1300’s. If this is one of the earliest texts we have to go by, then their version states that the dove is female. Along with several other versions after that. The NIV, as well as a handful of others, seem to specifically omit this detail. It seems very bizarre that they would make a conscious effort to do so.

On the other hand, if there were no precise origins for the use of describing the bird as a female, and the translators do so out of their understanding or opinion, then I can understand why they would not want to specify. But it is just another reason that it is hard to take everything the Bible states as accurate, since there are too many different versions/translations/alterations. (It is also interesting to note that the Wycliffe version states that it was a crow, and not a raven, that Noah initially sent out to find land. If that has any significance on the matter.)
10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.
There are interesting debates as to whether plants could live through a flood of such magnitude, as many speculate that all plant life would drown/die off due to being overwhelmed by the deluge for so long; but scientifically speaking, plants/grass/seeds, etc. can indeed survive even after a considerable amount of undesirable conditions. (How Did Plants Survive and Disperse after the Flood?)
12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.
13 By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.
14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
15 Then God said to Noah,
16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives.
19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.

God’s Covenant with Creation

20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.
I mentioned it a little bit about this in the previous chapter with Cain and Abel, and I don’t want to insinuate that I know anything about how the world works, but I do question the… ritualistic aspect of building altars and sacrificing things for God. I am just confused and curious as to why this would be a practice. And to think it allegedly started with Cain and Abel offering their crops/flock. Why did they do this? Did God ask them to? There are some Christian apologetics who claim that yes, sacrifices were needed to appease God and show their faith to Him and/or to wipe away sin. Some even say there are biblical references that it needs to be a “blood sacrifice”, which then obviously wouldn’t include crops like Cain tried to offer. Of course, that is if we’re taking the scripts to be literal. And this is what I have a problem with.
Again, I can’t pretend to think that I know better about how “life” and this world works, but speaking as a person who believes in spirituality and the goodness of one’s heart, the act of sacrificing anything “for the higher good” is lost on me.

21 The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
And that brings me to this verse. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love animals and am trying to transition to vegetarian-ism, although I haven’t fully reached that destination quite yet, so I must admit that I love the smell of a good barbecue as much as the next person. But again, the mystery of a burnt offering that is pleasing to the Lord escapes me. So unless I am just not understanding how a universal creator could be tempted by the smell of delicious meats and (basically?) requires blood sacrifices in order to wipe sin away, perhaps I am just misconstruing the deeper, philosophical meaning, or – there is something not quite accurate with this interpretation.

Then, to make matters even more confusing, since there is no real proof of who wrote Genesis to begin with, we have to ask ourselves, how did the author know what the Lord said “in his heart”? Did God reveal this to the author? If the author was Moses, like some biblical scholars believe, then perhaps Moses himself received visions of this very revelation and was led to write it down for prosperity sakes and at the command of God for our enlightenment. Of course it’s said that the Bible is the Word of God in and of itself, so perhaps this makes sense. But obviously I am not sure on this matter, and will have to do more extensive research on this to even get close to understanding this subject. Especially since there is no concrete evidence either way.

One more note, God admits that “every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood“. According to these Bible verses. But yet, He still found some worthy of being saved. Now, again, the knowledge of who is written in the Book of Life (who will be saved) is already known to Him. He already knows who has a good heart (even though we’re all born with evil inclinations, supposedly) and who will remain steadfast and have faith. So we have to address the whole act of unleashing the flood upon the world, save but a few, knowing that in the end, those very same few will give rise to the current situations we have today, and eventually who leads us to the apocalypse in Revelation.

God sees all, so it seems as if predestination vs. free will is still a highly debated topic and possibly won’t end until the whole world does. And if Noah and his extended family ended up completely innocent of this, then we have to come to terms that not everyone died during the flood. Plus when you take into account that the previous chapter about Nephilims stated that they lived before, and after, the flood, it makes one wonder how they survived or came back into being. – And I can go on and on with “human heart is evil” verse, but I will just end this topic here before I get too long-winded.
22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

Like I said above, I could go on and on about the human heart and our inclinations, but that might have to be on a separate post. I was also really intrigued by the historical connections to King Gilgamesh and Ishtar, as well as the strange coincidences that as soon as the alleged Ark was found (along with the other ancient discoveries), there were invasions to these countries that just so happened to eradicate any evidence of it. Very strange, indeed…

 

Again, I want to reiterate that some of my thoughts and theories may be way off base, and I also research some other things on the side as well to try and get a broader understanding of what I’m reading, so please bear with me, or, even better, if you have insights that bring more light to these verses, please let me know.

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Earnest Examination

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