Monday, February 8, 2010


Paranormal History
February 7, 2010 By Stephen Ellis

For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading a blog called “Chris Holly’s Paranormal World”. It’s very well-written and worth your time to check it out. Chris Holly has been doing a lot of writing about paranormal history and it made me realize that I have rarely touched on the subject in my blogs. Yet paranormal history is very much a part of what we work with today:

First of all, despite what our religious leaders may tell us, there is really very little history of Biblical times. The Biblical books contain stories that have been changed so many times as to seriously question what actually may have happened. In fact, history did not become a reasonably accurate retelling of events until about two to three hundred years ago. And even current history must be viewed from different perspectives: The histories written about WWII by the Japanese, the Chinese, the Germans and the Russians vary markedly from the American history books.

There were some non-Biblical writings starting about 400 BC from Phoenician merchants, but just about everything they wrote was stored in the Great Library of Alexander that was destroyed in a fire set by Julius Caesar’s Roman armies. Fortunately for mankind, the Greeks and the Romans maintained copies of their own writings…but the early writings of the Phoenicians, the Babylonians and the Egyptians are gone.

The famous Dead Sea Scrolls are not Biblical at all although some of the characters mentioned in them (such as Lot) also appear in the Old Testament.

“If”, as some Biblical scholars claim, we must accept the idea that the Old Testament or Torah was the word of God, we should accept that concept with a grain of salt. The fact is that for more than 4,000 years all history was committed to the memory of each village’s historian whose duty it was to memorize it and pass it on to the next village historian. If you’ve ever played “telephone” where a message is given to the first person and passed along to ten people, the message coming out frequently bears no resemblance to the original message. Well, multiply that by more than 4,000 years and you can see that the history of the Biblical days we read now may be far from accurate.

Then, too, kings altered their village’s history somewhat to make their victories in battle more important than their defeats…and so on.

Even the books of the New Testament, ostensibly based on the letters of Paul and John were not written and constructed until about 350 AD to support the power given to Christians by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Interestingly, one of the surviving documents “The History of Palestina-Jordana” written by the Roman Governor, at that time, Pontius Pilate, talks of many religious leaders in the region but never mentions one single word about a Jesus Christ or a Joshua of Nazareth (son of John and Mary); about a trial with Barabbas and/or a crucifixion of any religious leaders. According to Pilate, crucifixions were reserved for thieves, murderers and rebels against Roman occupation of the Holy Land.

In fact, the name “Jesus Christ” came from the Greek words Jesus Christos which mean “holy savior”. Virtually every religious cult of that time had their own, distinct, “holy savior” they called Jesus Christos or Jesus Christ. Accordingly, they all called themselves “Christians” although there was no one individual identified as the Jesus Christ with whom we are all familiar. There’s much more to tell, but I don’t want my blog to be 40 pages long.

Similarly the history of Islam was passed down by village historians for almost a thousand years before anything was written. Muslims avidly proclaim that their Prophet, Muhammad, hand-wrote the Koran (the Bible of Islam) based on what the Archangel Gabriel told him while he slept. That’s also interesting since most historians of the day have stated that Muhammad was illiterate and had never learned to read or write.

There are even more discrepancies in the more currently written Book of Mormon. The people who knew and worked with Mormon founder Joseph Smith had less than complimentary things to say about his honesty and/or integrity.

It’s not my intent to “put down” any religion or belief. I’m only stating what history has provided.

The reason I put this into a paranormal blog is because the Bibles (more than 100 versions available) are full of things like miracles, ghosts, strange inexplicable beings and…yes…even UFO’s.

I’ve just touched the surface here. If you’d like more details, feel free to write me at I promise I will read what you write and respond.

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