Olga Pitcairn, ex-wife, also survived him.
Rev. Theodore Pitcairn, father of the groom, performing the ceremony at his chapel.
May 5, 1960—on our way to the Bahamas, visiting BRIDGES CAY, the island Laren had bought in January.
A Hollywood fairy tale: Dutch Cinderella, a World War Two Japanese concentration camp (JAVA) survivor, meets and marries her prince whose Dutch grandmother was their MATCHMAKER.
TRUTH is a religious concept.
In science there is NO TRUTH, there are only measurable and verifiable objective FACTS that “inform” knowledge.
RELIGION IS THE CULT OF THE INVISIBLE
(Erasmus of Rotterdam)
By making ourselves important
—the center of it all—
we restore the “illusion of purpose”.
WHAT YOU CANNOT PROVE—YOU CAN BELIEVE IN
The Lord’s Messenger
The Book of ENOCH was written in Aramaic as well as Hebrew (then translated into Greek) between 200-BCE and 100-CE:—the Fall of Jerusalem was in 70-CE.
Enoch was a scribe who wrote apocalyptic literature—the true child of prophecy—and his specialty were ANGELS and their adventures.
According to the Epistle of Jude—(Christian New Testament)—Enoch was the seventh (prophet) after Adam. The book mentions that “this higher theological writing in Judaism” found its “way” into Christianity.
Also according to this book, the Epistle to the Hebrews (New Testament) was most likely by Barnabas, companion to the apostle Paul, the prime mover of the “Christ(ian)” faith. Hebrews 11:5—By Faith . . . Enoch was taken from his life, so that he did not experience death; God had taken him away.
The WAY of LIGHT
Barnabas warns Christians against a Jewish conception of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). The literal interpretation of the “ceremonial laws”—moon sacrifices and Sabbath rules—was a device of an ‘evil angel’ who deceived the Jews.
Barnabas’ interpretation of God’s creation (Book of Genesis): And God made in six days the works of his hands and on the seventh day he made an end—and rested in it and sanctified it . . . means that when his Son comes he will destroy ‘the time of the wicked one’, and will judge the godless, and will change the sun and the moon and the stars, and then ‘he will truly rest on the seventh day’. The Sabbath is unacceptable but he will give ‘rest to all things’ and make the beginning of an eighth day: the beginning of “another world”. We celebrate the eighth day in which Jesus rose from the dead and was made ‘manifest’ . . . and ascended into Heaven.
The Jewish “feasts” were celebrated in accordance with the “moon’s phases”. According to the Hebrew Bible, the Book of Ezra (a scribe) relates that the Israelites presented at the Jerusalem Temple for their salvation burnt offerings: the New Moon blood sacrifices and the sacrifices for all the appointed “sacred” feasts of the Lord.
The Epistle of the Hebrews (9:12) tells us about Christ that: he did not enter the Temple by means of the blood of goats and calves but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood—to take away the sins of this world.
The Book of Genesis was written in the IRON AGE (perhaps around 550 BCE): Genesis 4:2, Tubal-cain forged all kinds of TOOLS out of BRONZE and IRON.
Book of Genesis 16:9
The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert, and he said “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” She answered, “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai.” Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” The angel added, “I will so increase your descendants that they will be numerous to count.”
Genesis 21:8—Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away
Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, then sent her and Ishmael off in the desert of Beersheba.
God heard the boy crying and the angel of the Lord called to Hagar from heaven: “Lift the boy up and take him by the hand … for I will make him into a great nation.”
THE FIVE ARTICLES OF FAITH
Belief in one GOD
Belief in ANGELS
Belief in the revealed BOOKS
Belief in the PROPHETS
Belief in the DAY OF JUDGMENT
NO STORY of HAGAR and ISHMAEL == NO HOLY KORAN
The (in my opinion cruel) story, taking place in the desert of Beersheba—why was
it included in the Book of Genesis? Is it possible that this
tribe—Ishmaelite—would otherwise had contested the supremacy of the tribe
Israel? In a patriarchal society the first-born son inherits the father’s position.
The notion of ANGELS as “heavenly messengers” started when Zoroastrianism
became prevalent (c.600-BCE) in BABYLONIA.
Nebuchadnezzar II (Chaldean king) and the “Last Days of Ur—c.600-300-BCE”
Babylon = bab-il-ani = Gate of the Gods
(Link between Heaven and Earth)
It is not uncommon for countries to create “self-serving” or sanitized historical narratives. As George Orwell said: “Who controls the past, controls the future; who controls the present, controls the past.”
THIS IS MY “INPUT”
The Book of GENESIS was written (to be included) as a “foreword-introduction” to MOSES and the exodus of the Hebrews/Israelites from EGYPT to the land of milk and honey: CANAAN.
GENESIS relates the “adventures” of a man named Abram/Abraham. His story starts at UR, a city-state in Mesopotamia—UR was ruled by Moon-god Nanna (Sin) whose badge was the crescent—And so our hero sets out with his family “from Ur of the Chaldeans to Canaan.”
Genesis 15:7—I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it. 17:8—The whole land of Canaan where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you, and I will be their God.
Genesis 22:11 –The angel of the LORD called out to Abraham from heaven, “Abraham, do not lay a hand on the boy.”
Genesis 28:12 –Jacob had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 31:11—The angel of God said to me in a dream, ‘Jacob.’ I answered, ‘Here I am’. 32:30—And Jacob saw God face to face.
Abraham became the father of Ishmael, patriarch of the Arabs—their badge is the crescent of Ur.
Abraham was also the father of Isaac, the future Israelite people—their badge is a star because God had said: Genesis 15:5—“Look up at the heavens and count the stars—so shall your offspring be.”
GENESIS 46:2—And God spoke to Israel (Jacob) in a vision at night. “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. 47:11—So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land.
BOOK OF EXODUS 12:40—Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years.
The last time an angel of the LORD appeared (in Scripture) was to Joseph.
New Testament Gospel of Matthew 2:13—An angel of the LORD appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to
Egypt.” So they left. And so was fulfilled what the LORD had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my Son.”
According to legend,
MOSES was born c. 1500-BCE: Late Bronze Age.
Also according to legend,
Moses was the author of five books:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
Book of EXODUS 20 –I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 23:31—I will establish your borders from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines (Mediterranean) and the river Euphrates. I will hand over to you the people who live in the land and you will drive them out before you.
[This job Joshua had to fulfill starting with the FALL OF JERICHO]
THE IRON AGE in “the land of milk and honey” started c. 1100-BCE.
Nomadic people do not celebrate “feasts” like planting and harvesting crops—agriculturists do.
Tubal-Cain forged all kinds of TOOLS out of BRONZE and IRON
Book of Deuteronomy 27:5--The Altar on Mount Ebal
Moses: Build there an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones (field stones). Do not use any IRON TOOL upon them.
After the death of Moses, his appointed leader Joshua led the Israelites into the land of milk and honey.
THE FALL OF JERICHO:
Book of Joshua 6:24—Then they burned the whole city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of BRONZE and IRON into the treasury of the LORD’s house.
Who controls the past, controls the future;
who controls the present, controls the past.
New Testament Gospel of Luke 24:44—Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms. 24:46—The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and repentance and forgiveness of SINS will be preached in HIS NAME TO ALL NATIONS, beginning at JERUSALEM.
THE NATION WAS A RELIGION, THE RELIGION WAS A NATION
TALK PEACE and CREATE FACTS on the GROUND
THE HISTORIC TRUTH
Without truth there can be no justice, and without justice, NO PEACE.
TRUTH is the daughter of TIME
[VERITAS FILIA TEMPORIS]
To Be Continued