Human Origins Part Eight

In our last discussion we mentioned the dichotomy that arose in our human consciousness.  That dichotomy is the good and evil paradigm that is, for all practical purposes, the norm within western cultures. 

It comes from the Christian era, and from the precursor to Christianity.  In the scriptures of the history and faith of the people of Israel, the concept of one God first, and then the further concept of good and evil are firmly embedded.  An examination of those concepts yields the understanding that good is contained in obedience to the Lord, whereas evil is contained in dis-obedience to the Lord.

We also mentioned earlier that we have had the tendency to use superlatives when referring to God.  This is the same with respect to good and evil.  We see them as having absolute poles, even while recognizing that there may be degrees between them.

There are segments of Christianity, we may call them sects, that believe there is an absolute line between good and evil.  If you are to cross over that line you would go from good to evil as a person.

And, the real consequence of this state of being on the evil side is condemnation.  This condemnation can be immediate and applied by the sect, but the greater condemnation is carried out by God after that person dies.

This theme in various forms is present throughout every form of Christianity from the original Catholic ecclesial communities right on through to the present.  While there is much disagreement on what constitutes evil and where the line is drawn, and most particularly, what can and should be done about it on the part of the individual, the idea is universal that those who are on the evil side of the balance sheet at the time of their death, will face punishment and retribution for that evil in the next life.

There are two major issues that arise here.

The first arises from our knowledge of the Gods and our origins.  The second arises from experience that has been documented right up until the present.

Here’s what we know of the history.  Our ancestors were slave workers to the Gods who created us for that purpose.  When the Gods, the Annunaki, had been here for some time they had organized the part of the earth they inhabited into regions, and established a system of governance, a system of kings in a hierarchy.

Over all of these Gods and kingdoms was the God named Enlil.  As the heir to the throne on the planet Nibiru, the home of the Annunaki, he was the leader of the mission to earth.

Second in command was Enlil’s half-brother, the first born of the two, whose name was Enki.  Enki was not only older but more accomplished in science, particularly biological science.  But he also excelled in astronomy and engineering.  That was why he was the leader of the first mission to arrive and establish the operation here on earth.  He was the one who came up with the idea of creating human beings, the adamu.

As is common between brothers there was friction and argument.  And, much like the stories of the Old Testament scriptures relate, brothers sometimes argue and fight, jealous of each other because of their unique skills or jealous because of the favor that one or the other might receive from the father.

The story is ancient in human history, which is no surprise, because we were created with the D N A of the Annunaki.  In fact the very second tale of significance in the Book of Genesis is the story of the jealousy of Cain against his brother Abel, who found favor with the Lord, their Lord.  Cain eventually killed Abel.

We can track what really was an ongoing feud between the brothers Enki and Enlil, from long before the creation of human beings.

It was Enlil who was in charge of the gold mining operations in the Abzu, the continent which is now Africa.  It was Enlil who faced the mutiny of the Annunaki that toiled in those mines.  When Enki proposed the creation of the human species, quite predictably, it was Enlil who at first vigorously opposed the idea of creating humanity.

And here was the response that we find intriguing and a mystery.  It was Enlil who stated that it was forbidden to create life.  Forbidden when.  Forbidden by whom.  All fascinating questions to which we do not have specific answers.

But back to the Annunaki brothers.

Their contention continued throughout that long history right up until the great cataclysm that nearly wiped the human race from the earth.  But Enki intervened even when he had given his promise to Enlil, to allow the human race to perish.

By this time the contention between Enlil and Enki had become a clan war.  When Enlil realized that human beings were still around and the earth must be repopulated because their gold mining operation was not complete, he relented in his wish for the extermination of mankind and proceeded to go in the other direction.

This is when we find the intervention of Enlil directly in the affairs of men.

He had previously remained aloof as the other Gods had lordship over their people and involved those people in the wars between the Gods.  They even re-established kingship once more, when the population of human beings had recovered enough, and there were those who were cross bred between human and God who lived a long time and became the intermediary between Gods and men.

One of Enki’s sons, Marduk, became the great thorn in the side of Enlil, trying to usurp his leadership over planet earth, and it was during this period that Enlil took an active hand in humanity, and in fact chose a people for himself.

It was he who called Abraham to leave his family in Ur and go to Palestine.  The one we have grown up with in the west as God, the God, the one God, the only God;  that was Enlil.

From there we see the Abrahamic history recorded in Scripture as well as historical documents, but what we notice is the monotheistic shift over time.

And what is most interesting is that brother Enki became the symbol of evil, simply at first because he was the opponent of Enlil.

It was later that this became more universalized as the God Enlil became simply God, the most powerful of the Gods but now morphed into something other than the Annunaki God Enlil.  And those superlatives that we spoke of earlier began to appear until the real story was forgotten.  History became legend and legend became myth.

This is perhaps the greatest source of contention with respect to Christianity.  In essence, this understanding of the origins of humanity and the rise of the religious beliefs and practice, of the Jews and then the Christians, is in direct opposition.

Enlil is not perfect, nor omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient, and his brother Enki is not absolute evil.  And so our ancestors have made an error by passing on this paradigm as God and the Devil.

Certainly, from the Christian point of view, this does rock the boat.

I spoke of another major issue with the good and evil paradigm as we have been taught in the west, and wherever else Christianity has been taught.

That issue arises from something which is perhaps beyond the scope of this series of videos.  That issue arises from the massive numbers of consistent and parallel stories that have been coming in and documented for years, concerning the near death phenomena.

This is a subject that creates visceral reactions in some people, scorn in others and absolute denial in still others.  All this without any scientific and rational explanation of the phenomena that passes the basic smell test and takes into account the striking similarities between accounts.

This phenomena has one serious effect when you read or listen to the accounts of those who have had the experience.  It tends to blow apart the good and evil paradigm, at least as far as the consequences in the afterlife.

While our focus has been the true origins of the human race, the combination of these two factors provides us with a more accurate account of where we have derived our theology in the present day, and it provides a hopeful alternative to the dire scenarios presented to us routinely in religious teaching.

However, when we speak of the superlatives of human philosophy and religion, we must not dismiss all of it outright without having a look, at least, at the psychological explanations that Jordan Peterson has put forward.  We may find that what we think about God aside from any consideration of Enlil, is rooted much more deeply in necessity and the nature of our consciousness.

More on that in another posting.

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One Response to Human Origins Part Eight

  1. Care to add to this? You’ve come up with a worthy post all the same, so bless you!

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