Astrology, Superstition and the 3 Western Religions. by Daniel Bruno, Chartered Market Technician

And another song said howl high the moon
does a full moon bring feelings of doom or does it make lovers room?
If riches were discovered there with NASA’s budget zoom?
what about
clementines discovery of ice water on the moon?
one small step for man
one giant step for
the Dow Jones?
Insurance companies have done studies suggesting that there’s a correlation between accidents and the full moon
Our accidents occur more often during a full moon than a new moon
According to an analysis of over a million car insurance policies
menstruate on the full moon
ovulate on the new moon
and use the deception as a form of contraception I
Wonder what the Pope would have to say about that?
there any connection between solar activity and
The phases of the Moon and behavior on earth
including acts of aggression and the prices of wheat cotton gold and silver? I
believe there is
But I don’t subscribe to astrology
There’s a saying on Wall Street a rising market
following a full moon and the falling market
after a new moon
what are the odds
That eight of the greatest market crashes in history
would fall within time period of just six days before – three days after a
full moon that
occurs within six weeks
of a solar eclipse??
The University of Michigan business schools that have study that examined 100 years of the stock market
trends and lunar bases
Returns in the 15 days around the new moon
Are about double the returns in the 15 days around the full moon
Solar eclipses
Have also had a market
circumstantial place
In financial history because they seem to coincide with the rapid
transformation of investor psychology from foolishness to paranoia
or conversely from pessimism to hope
Sentiment better known as public opinion clearly has a role in politics religion
For generations
Passover has fallen on the full moon after the northern hemisphere
vernal equinox
in March, although
Occasionally seven times every 19 years
It will occur on the second full moon
Churches celebrate Easter
On the first Sunday after the first full moon
on or after the March equinox
The official church thing for the equinox is March 21st
But as the Eastern Orthodox used the Julian calendar while Western churches use the Gregorian
both of which designate March 21st as the equinox the actual date of
Easter ranges from March 22nd to April 15
in the year 325
it was decreed by the Council of Nicaea that
quote Eastern
Is to fall upon the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox
If said full moon
Well on a Sunday then Easter should be the Sunday after unquote
Christianity was in ascendancy and its power was secured when
Constantine made it the official state religion of the Roman Empire in the 4th century
Us all subjects of the Empire observed the holiday
Note that the founders of the American Republic did not
institute an official state religion
Atem I will return to the name
Easter comes from the Saxon Oster
the Venetian a start
Goddess of the moon and the measurer of time
the word moon
Comes from the sanskrit maas
from mom
to measure
The moon revolves 360 degrees counterclockwise
From the north around the earth in 27 spot three days
This is the Siberia month
at the same time
the Earth
spins counterclockwise a little bit faster underneath the moon
It revolves around the Sun
the moon must then travel a little bit more than
360 degrees around its ellipse to reach
Starting point in relation to the earth
this is
the cyanotic month of 29 spot 5 days as
The earth and the moon hug each other and a tango step to the rhythm of the sun’s gravity
The lunar month speed up then slowed down
By up to 12 hours
Each month
the lunar cycle begins with a new moon that is sometimes a partial eclipse and on rare occasions a
total solar eclipse
What begins in total darkness
When the new moon is hidden, that is we can’t see the illuminated side of the moon from Earth it
Becomes a crescent and grows until it shines as the full moon
This crescent is significant to Islam and is born on this tape flags and official marquees of Muslim countries from
to Indonesia
The Greek astronomer Hipparchus
discovered the precession of the equinoxes
that is
The apparent position of the Sun in the sky changes
Over time with respect to the background provided by the fixed stars and constellations
He discovered that the sun’s position on the vernal equinox
That is the first day of spring
Had shifted from the constellation of Taurus
to the constellation of Aries
However, but the time apart just had made his discovery the Sun was almost out of Aries as well
This new movement would come to be symbolized by the sacrifice of a lamb
At the beginning of the Christian era the constellation that the Sun appeared to be entering those places
It was symbolized by the fish and became one of the first symbols of Christianity
In modern times the news that Pisces itself was soon to be the place
at the spring equinox
There’s enough to give rise to a hit Broadway musical and a pop chart single centered around the Age of Aquarius
That is the nature
Before the rise of Islam in the 7th century
Mithras that is worship of the son
was Christianity’s
strongest competitor here
The church formerly suppressed it in the fourth century
But also appropriate
certain of its observances and symbol
Sunday had always been the holy day of the midlist and
they celebrated December 25th as
the son’s birthday
In the knowledge that the days would grow longer
after the winter solstice
in the northern hemisphere
This is the origin of Christmas and Sundays off the world in Islam
Riding would be the day of rest
Recently in 2010 a
certain, Gainesville, Florida
So-called pastor found a way to get millions of dollars worth of free advertising
post placards declaring that the Quran is of the devil and burned copies of it on the anniversary of
September 11
He captured the attention of millions and inflamed passions and hatreds and countries occupied by US troops
The President and the secretaries of state and defense had to invoke the safety of US troops to discourage the stunt
which was ultimately cancelled a
intellectually honest
Discussion about the Koran board burning is not to be found in the American media
In this essay aims to raise a few issues and perhaps a few hairs
about the Hebrew Bible the New Testament and the Quran
If more people actually study these books
They might see that the ancients who committed sacred births to paper had
common-sense notions of the universe
informed by
sightless sounds faith and touch
Their writing was not informed by any supernatural wisdom
about the nature of our world
including its shape as
Would be expected of omniscience and omnipotence Devils and divinity
For the flesh-and-blood authors of the Quran in the Bible the earth had four corners and rested securely on pillars
Centuries before Christianity and Islam dominated the world and millennia before Columbus set sail
Egyptian and Greek thinkers knew that the earth is a sphere
not flat and in 196, BC
You dick shadow’s to measure the size of the earth to within
ninety-five percent of today’s accepted value
Eratosthenes accurately measured the radius of the earth by determining the minimum angle between the sun’s
direction and the vertical at
Alexandria Egypt on the day of the summer solstice
He knew that a zero angle occurs approximately when the Sun is at its highest point
at the city of CN which is now Aswan and
He knew the base of the triangle that is he knew the distance between the city of Alexandria in the city of Siena
so not only were the ancient scribes of both the Quran and the Bible unaided by
Diabolical or divine powers
they were
unschooled in the
science conducted by
mortals centuries before
You saw me stand alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without love of my own
Now listen to these quotes from the Quran
On that day, we shall remove the mountains and
That will see the earth as a level stretch
He followed a road till
when he reached the setting place of the Sun he found it setting in a muddy spring and
found a people there about
We said either punish or show them kindness
Allah has made the earth for you like a carpet spread out
Do you know where the Sun goes I said
Allah and his apostle
know best
he said
it goes and asked permission to prostrate and it is allowed and one day it as
If being ordered to return whence it came
Then it will rise from the West
Did you know that
In god we trust’
was first seen on United States currency in
1866 and
One nation under God was introduced in the McCarthyite 1950s
My argument is that the authors of the Quran
passages cited above and the Bible passages
That I will cite presently
Did not believe in a round earth
Did not believe in democracy
human rights
freedom of speech
scientific inquiry
And certainly not the American Way
They believed in burning dissenters and presumably burning their books
The German Nazi movement also invoked the defense of Christianity against atheistic
soviet communism and delighted in
burning books
in the year 2010
through so many Americans insist that Benjamin Franklin Thomas, Jefferson George
Washington and their fellows the architects
architects of a secular state
Freemasons who were in conflict with the Divine Right of Kings for somehow
Evangelicals and therefore this is fundamentally a quote
judeo-christian nation unquote
And you notice how they throw in Judeo to get around their de facto exclusion of Jews
Where does their
Islamophobia come from and why is the religion of the president such a burning issue?
for these people
Shouldn’t it be a private matter?
Are these Americans aware of the separation of church and state
The real burning issue for the founders of this Republic
Now I’ll quote from the Bible
the devil taketh him up into
an exceeding high mountain and it showed him all the kingdoms of the world and
the glory of them and
saith unto him all
these things will I give thee if thou
Wilt fall down and worship me then
Say it Jesus unto him
Get thee, hence
Satan for it is written thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve
Then the devil leaveth him and behold angels came and ministered unto him
Let now the astrologers the stargazers the monthly
Prognosticators stand up and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee
Behold, they shall be as stubble the fire shall burn them
They shall not deliver themselves
From the power of the flame there shall not be a coal to warm at
Nor fire to sit before it
There shall not be found among you anyone that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire
or that euzeth
Divination or an observer of times or an enchanter or a witch?
or a charmer or a consultor with familiar spirits
Or a wizard or a necromancer
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord and because of these abominations
The LORD thy God doth drive them out before me
Thus saith the Lord
learn not the way of the heathen and
Be not dismayed at the signs of heaven for the heathen are dismayed and damaged
There shall be signs in the Sun then the moon and the stars the
Ancients who wrote the Christian and Islamic holy texts, and
Generations of scribes followed in their wake
believed that the sky was made of a solid
over the earth
Planetarium as it were
They believed that this tiny blue dot floating in the end in the incomprehensible
immenseness of the cosmos
was actually
at the very center of all
This ancient idea had been handed down from Aristotle and God said
Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night
and let them be for signs and
for seasons and for days and years
Suspect that
2500 year old worldview
forms, the crucible were the
cosmologies of the three modern dominant Western faiths
And yet even Aristotle a Greek who taught five hundred years before the dawn of the Christian era
Believed that the earth was a sphere
always at rest for
one of his groups
He referred to an empirically testable fact
If the earth were in motion an observer on it would see the big stars is moving
Just as he now observes. The planets is moving from a stationary earth
Since this is not the case the earth must be at rest
To prove that the earth was a sphere
aristotle produced the argument that all earthly substances moved towards the center and
Thus would eventually have to form a sphere
He also used evidence based on observation
If the earth were not spherical lunar eclipses would not show segments with a curved outline
when one travels northward of southward
One does not see the same stars at night nor do they occupy the same positions in the sky
To believe in around Earth was not Aristotle’s alone
Parmenides of alia postulated that a light is reflected sunlight
Generation later
methodically Xand an exact ERISA
Hypothesized the cause of solar eclipses mainly the coking of the Sun in the shadow of the moon
hierarchical model of the universe had a profound influence on
medieval scholars
Who modified it to correspond with Christian theology?
St. Thomas Aquinas reinterpreted Aristotle’s prime movers as angels
Enforced by decree of testicle or
Arianism and terror
Aristotle’s mistaken model of the universe lasted for sixteen centuries until Galileo
Putting his life in jeopardy
Boldly pointed his little telescope skyward and Rock Christian dogma to its foundations
It is said that what Galileo saw?
That Venus went through phases just like the moon and Jupiter had its own us
So disturbed some officials of the church that they refused to look through a telescope
Reasoning that the devil was capable of making anything appear in the telescope, so it was best not to look through it
Undoubtedly when
Extraterrestrial life is confirmed in the near future
Similar shockwaves will reverberate throughout the big three monotheistic religions
Until that time may mankind learn to tolerate different points of view
And be less concerned with who is a Christian Muslim or Jew
What books they like?
Or where they worship
Daniel Bruno September 2010

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