a lot of the time is not grounded in facts. That’s a fact that you can rely upon. Having said that, in the way you approach the issues of the day, this fact should always be kept in mind. The Lugenpress faithfully do their work day in and day out, with scarcely a care about the validity of the information they want you to receive. The news is always leavened with just enough car crashes, crimes and weather in order that the rest of the bullshit that they are feeding you goes down without resistance. The bible mentions leaven quite a lot. It usually symbolizes sin. Jesus said, ““Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” He could have been talking about the modern day media.
The Pharisees and Sadducees were religious leaders of the Jewish people during Jesus’ day. Neither the Pharisees nor the Sadducees were priests. They did not take part in the actual running of the temple, the offering of sacrifices, or the administration of other religious duties. Instead, both the Pharisees and Sadducees were experts in the Jewish scripture law. They were in fact “interpreters of the law“, making up hundreds of interpretations and instructions pertaining to their understanding of the law. In other words they made up stuff based on what they thought the law should be, but that wasn’t in the original scripture.
The Sadducees were largely secular in their practice of religion, and denied any notion of an afterlife, resurrection or eternal blessing. You could almost call them atheists in a way. They sound like the Progressives of today. The Pharisees, by contrast, believed in the religious aspects of their faith. They took the Old Testament Scriptures literally, which meant they very much believed in angels and other spiritual beings, and they were completely invested in the promise of an afterlife for God’s chosen people.
The Sadducees were the upper class. It was they who were closely associated with the Romans. They were the wealthy and well connected. The Pharisees were of the people, small business owners, and merchants who had made enough money to turn their attention to the scriptures. The Sadducees had all the political power, yet Jesus was such a threat to both groups that they overcame their differences enough to demand that he should be put to death by crucifixion, which was the common means of execution at the time. This all sounds creepily familiar to me, apart from the crucifixion part.
Where does this leave us today? We’re in the same place that we always were. We’d have to go back to prehistoric times before the written word, to get to where the “leavening” of everything didn’t influence everything we think and do. Whether or not you believe in the Bible or what’s in it, doesn’t really matter for the purposes of this discussion. A lot of so – called religion as far as I’m concerned is just another means to control people and program them to basically not kill one another, and of course obey the person who wants to be in control. A lot of it does genuinely help people get through life, there’s no doubt about that. Prehistoric man may have invented religion to keep a functioning society together, and so they wouldn’t have to get up after a good dinner of Woolly Mammoth to go and beat the shit out of an annoying neighbor. I don’t really know. The answer could be something else.
Books weren’t invented until 3000 BC, and we don’t know if who was writing them were making stuff up like they do today. We simply don’t know man… It’s like a lot of things. We can speculate, but we don’t really know for sure if it’s the truth. History, by and large is probably bunkum though.