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Origins of Man

Sep 17, 2001 11:18 PM
by nos

The Dark Gods 

By Life Science Fellowship

The notion that humankind was created by some type of extraterrestrial
genetic manipulation, according to some researchers, is the actual basis
of the creation stories found in the ancient Sumerian records and the
later Hebrew scriptures. This idea is set out in detail in the work of
Israeli scholar Zecharia Sitchin, who uses the Sumerian records to argue
that modern homo sapiens were created by beings from outer space called
"Nefilim". He believes that the Nefilim created humans by genetically
modifying homo erectus, then mated with them and argued over what to do
with them.

In 1989 Zecharia Sitchin's radical hypothesis was taken a major step
further with the publication of the book The Gods of Eden, appropriately
subtitled: The chilling truth about extraterrestrial infiltration - and
the conspiracy to keep humankind in chains. The author, a Californian
lawyer going by the nom de plume "William Bramley" brought together all
the major themes found in earlier ‘ancient astronaut’ research and
merged them with a unique ‘conspiracy view of history.’ Bramley’s
thesis, shocking and confronting to nearly all established popular
beliefs, is:

Human beings appear to be a slave race breeding on an isolated planet in
a small galaxy. As such, the human race was once a source of labor for
an extraterrestrial civilization and still remains a possession today.
To keep control over its possession and to maintain Earth as something
of a prison, that other civilization has bred a never-ending conflict
between human beings, has promoted spiritual decay, and has erected on
Earth conditions of unremitting physical hardship. This situation has
existed for thousands of years and it continues today. (The Gods of

The idea that human kind is the product of genetic engineering carried
out by extraterrestrials from outside our tiny planet challenges both
Darwinian evolution and creationism. Have the dogmas of science and
religion blinded us to the truth of our origins? 

The Christian church proclaims that a supposedly all-knowing,
all-powerful ‘God’ created our first parents from ‘mud’, in much the
same way as a potter moulds clay. Only when Adam and Eve broke their
Creator's rules were they subject to pain, sickness and death. By
disobeying this ‘God’, they also condemned their offspring — all
humanity — to be ‘sinners’. Christianity derives the unfortunate taleof
Adam and Eve from Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible, or Old

If we interpret the Bible literally, regarding it as an infallible
historical document, we are introduced to a creator ‘God’
(Jehovah/Yahweh) who, by his own admission, is jealous, wrathful and
full of vengeance. The fear of the "Lord" (Jehovah) is constantly
stressed throughout the Old Testament. He is expected to reward those
who worship him and are not delinquent in their observance of the ritual
law, by gratifying their worldly desires for material gains and worldly
power. One cannot help but note that this cruel, bloodthirsty, and
selfish ‘God’ bears a striking resemblance to the capricious gods of

This all too human ‘God’, according to Genesis, took a walk in the "cool
of the day," unaware that his prize humans had spoiled his creation by
eating the ‘forbidden fruit’. After this, having chased the first human
couple out of Paradise, he threatens their descendants with his wrath
until the day when he drowned the whole world in a flood.

This ‘God’ Jehovah, as the historian Gibbon observed in The Decline and
Fall of the Roman Empire, is a "being liable to passion and error,
capricious in his favour, implacable in his resentment, meanly jealous
of his superstitious worship, and confining his partial providence to a
single people and to this transitory life." 

Research indicates that the Hebrew Bible, far from being an infallible
historical text authored by the Supreme Being, is a heavily revised
compilation of at least two entirely separate works. Fused together in
the Book of Genesis are two separate works known to scholars as the
northern "E" and southern "J" traditions, which are supplemented by
additional revisions and inserts. In "E" (the Elohist passages) resides
the pre-Judaean tradition of the northern peoples who exalted the Most
High God El and the subordinate Elohim (Shining Ones). The "J" or
"Jehovist" passages describe a totally alien entity, the evil and
contending Jehovah (YHWH), the "Lord". According to Max J. Dimont in
Jews, God and History: "In the 5th century B.C. Jewish priests combined
portions of the ‘J’ and ‘E’ documents, adding a little handiwork of
their own (known as the pious fraud), which are referred to as the ‘JE’
documents, since God in these passages is referred to as ‘Jehovah
Elohim’ (translated as ‘Lord God’)."

This is why within the Bible we encounter contradictory and conflicting
images of the Supreme God. We find Jehovah, a tribal god, masquerading
as the Supreme Being. The first chapters of Genesis describe an awesome
struggle between two rival powers. There is the Most High God and His
Elohim who create through their own manifest spirit; and the malevolent
Lord God, Jehovah, who created a synthetic being composed of dirt.
Jehovah is actually Satanael, a Shining One who rose in revolt against
the Supreme God. Though later called the One God, the early Hebrews knew
Jehovah as only one of many Elohim. They quoted the Song of Moses to
distinguish between the Most High and the usurper Jehovah:

When the Most High (El) gave the nations 

their heritage,

When He divided mankind,

He fixed the territories of the peoples

According to the number of the sons of God;

But Jehovah’s (YHWH) share was his people,

Jacob was his inherited possession. (Deuteronomy 32:8)

The Gnostic Christians of the early centuries AD, who preserved the
original teachings of Jesus, distinguished between the Heavenly Father
and the god of the Hebrew Bible. Jehovah (YHWH) was not the Father
revealed by Jesus. While the Hebrew Bible revealed a tribal god, the God
of Jesus was the universal Supreme Being of all humanity. The Hebrew god
was a god of fear, Jesus’ Heavenly Father was a God of love. In fact,
Jesus never referred to the Heavenly Father as Jehovah. The Gnostic
Gospel of Peter states that the Hebrews were under the delusion that
they knew the Supreme Being, but they were ignorant of him, and knew
only a false god, an impostor, whose true nature was unknown to them. 

The Gnostics, based on their thorough study of the Book of Genesis,
exposed Jehovah as Satanael the Demiurge, the creative power of this
fallen material world, who is hostile to the Supreme Being. One Gnostic
teacher told how the unknown Father made the angels, the archangels,
powers and dominions. The world, however, and everything in it, was made
by seven particular angels, and man too is a work of the angels. These
angels he described as rebellious feeble artisans. 

Saturninus (90-150), who established an important Gnostic community in
Syria, taught that the One True God, the Heavenly Father revealed by
Jesus, dwells in the highest Realm of Light. Between this transcendent
Realm of Light and our finite world exist vast intermediate hierarchies
of archangels, angels and spiritual powers; the builders of the universe
and the fashioners of man. In foolishness and vanity Satanael rebelled
against the Realm of Light, leading astray a company of angelic beings.
Satanael and his minions contrived to trap spiritual beings in physical
bodies. Saturninus told how Satanael’s creator angels endeavoured to
create physical human bodies in the image of spiritual beings. This way
they planned to keep spiritual beings permanently attached to physical

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