Blake's Ancient of Days
Blake's Ancient of Days is described in Chapter 7 of the Book of Daniel.

Exploring Religion Modern and Ancient

by Lewis Loflin

There is a great deal of material on this site in regards to religion, in particular subjects related to rational monotheism and the Bible. Because Christianity was a product of the Hellenism Alexander the Great would be a good place to start taking another look. The later Roman Empire as such never "fell" in 479 AD, it merely changed form, a process going back a few centuries.

Most notable were the "barbarians" were not like what we often make of the word today. They didn't destroy everything and in fact were Christians!. They were Arian Christians and in fact acted more civilized in many respects than Rome and the Catholic Church. Two great men express my view and that of this website: As Theodoric the Great viewed religion,

"We can not command religion, for no man can be compelled to believe anything against his will."

Also see a Modern Deist Creed at the bottom of the page.

Climate change is not new and has shaped human affairs long before "fossil fuels" became a sin.

I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe the equality of man, and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. Thomas Paine

My views on Islam

by Lewis Loflin

To understand my view of God in general see my homepage. Allah is the Arabic word for God. For those reading this I'm making my position clear Islam.

Honor killings are not sanctioned by the Koran or Allah but are related more to culture and includes Sikhs, Hindus, even some Christians as I understand it. The subjugation of women and girls exist among some non-Muslims even here in America. I'll be clear I reject the Koran's ideas of women as second class citizens and believe they have the same rights as men.

Islamic terrorism as we have it today is not sanctioned by the Koran or Allah. It's a gross and modern distortion by recently concocted sects such as the Wahhabis (early 1800s), the Muslim Brotherhood (1928), and secular force within Muslim nations. Saudi oil money has spread this Wahhabi poison across the globe. The founder of the Muslim Brothers Hassan al-Banna was a Nazi.

These murderous and dishonorable tactics come from Europe and were employed by often secular extremists on the left and right such as the IRA, Basque separatists, Red Brigades, etc. The PLO terrorists in fact were secular and not Muslim. Arab Nationalism is virtually Nazism.

It's bad enough that fascism, virulent nationalism, and Marxism were exported by colonial powers to the Muslim world, but the left today continues to radicalize and exploit Muslim grievances real or invented in its war on Allah and Western civilization. No true Muslim would ever join forces with some atheist' leftist or adopt their tactics.

Leftists work hand-in-hand with Islamists. Pol Pot the mass murderer of Cambodia of 2 million got his Marxism from France not Asia. Chinese communism that murdered 60 million didn't originate in China but in Europe.

On the other hand the Crusades in fact were a justified counter-attack to Muslim aggression. In fact the entire concept of the Crusades as a religious war in the name of God was borrowed from Islam. Due to continuing Muslim attacks on Europe (and American shipping under Thomas Jefferson) into the 19th century the West had every right to invade and occupy these countries on the fringes of Europe and North Africa.

Most Muslins don't believe in this nonsense, but it's up to them to stop it and they must find a way themselves to deal with the modern world. The following illustrates how this has created near ruin in Egypt.

Everybody has blood on their hands and it's time to move on.

Raymond Ibrahim

A Modern Deist Creed

I believe in God sustainer and creator of the universe and all that is in it.

All men and women are created equal in the "eyes" of our creator. All people regardless of race, sex, etc. are be treated equally and not divided into differing groups seeking special privileges or falling prey to those seeking to divide us.

That we are to be judged by God (and thus society) based only by individual merit, character, and conduct.

All people are "in the image of God" in the sense that we are conscience beings. We exist above nature for that very reason.

God is unitary or One and has no sons, relatives etc. God is neither male nor female as we understand it, but perhaps has "sides" of both.

God transcends Creation and is beyond time and space from the material universe we inhabit. Thus God doesn't inhabit matter nor is matter in God. I reject all forms of New Age nonsense such as pantheism or panentheism. Conflating God with matter is defacto atheism regardless of how good it feels.

The soul is immortal and the next life will be contingent on our conduct in this one. (Classical Deism, Judaism, etc.)

God alone as creator and sustainer of the universe is to be worshipped alone. Worshipping matter is nonsense.

God does not perform magic tricks or suspends the laws of physics - God has no reason to guiding the universe as is.

God is present and active in the universe, but is non-controlling. Humans have free will and the ability to choose their own path within limitations of the world we live in.

I reject wholesale concepts such as Original Sin, eternal damnation, any form of Satan or a Devil, prophecy, etc. The idea little children killed by abortion or die as infants are going to burn in Hell for not converting to Christ is repugnant and irrational.

The idea humanity is collectively condemned for the alleged actions of two people is repugnant and I reject it. We are responsible for our own actions - not that of others.

While I believe divine revelation is more than possible, these claims are unreliable and unprovable. Reason must overrule blind faith or else one can get sucked into cults and extremism. I reject all forms of religious fundamentalism and dogmatic secularism.

Reason like all things human is limited and prone to error. The Bible, Torah, etc. should be studied and considered with an open mind and treated with respect - I believe they contain "truth" and can counter the extremism of dogmatic secularism. In other words faith can moderate reason and reason can moderate faith.