The basic religious idea of all patriarchal religions is the negation of sexual need. There are no exceptions, if we disregard the sexually affirmative primordial religions, in which the religious and the sexual experience were still a unity. In the transition of society from a matriarchal organization based on natural law to a patriarchal organization based on the division of classes, the unity of the religious and sexual cult was split. The religious cult became the antithesis of the sexual cult. At this juncture the sexual cult ceases to exist and is replaced by the barbarism of brothels, pornography, and clandestine sexuality. No additional proof is required to show that at that moment when sexual experience ceased to constitute a unity with the religious cult and indeed became its antithesis, religious excitation also had to become a substitute for the socially affirmed sensuality that was lost. It is only on the basis of this contradiction in religious excitation, which is anti-sexual and a substitution for sexuality at one and the same time, that the strength and tenacity of religions can be comprehended.
— Wilhelm Reich
Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy
This book captures what the Bible really says about corporal punishment. If you are pro-spanking, you will have a very difficult time refuting Samuel Martin’s valid arguments using the correct translations of the Bible. If you are wondering- “Is spanking really okay?” then this book will put your mind to rest. It’s a quick read, written clearly and simply. There are many sources quoted and recommended, if one desires further research on the subject. A truly life-changing book….
Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting
With L.R.Knost’s compassionate tone, relational style, and intelligent, well-researched writing, Jesus, the Gentle Parent is like a walk through the scriptures with a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide as L.R. takes on Dr. James Dobson, Tedd Tripp, Gary Ezzo, and Michael Pearl, among others, breaking down their doctrine and reexamining such issues as spanking, instant obedience, and more in light of the original Hebrew and Greek texts of the scriptures. L.R. also offers practical, gentle alternatives in this one-of-a-kind, must-read gentle Christian parenting guide. The Parenting Review
Jesus, the Gentle Parent is a book to read, reread, and internalize. In these pages, you will find keen insights and powerful Scriptural truths…Before agreeing to write the foreword for Jesus, The Gentle Parent, I carefully read and examined how L.R. had engaged the subject, and I can say without hesitation that I am a better person, a better father, a better human being, and a better Christian for doing so. -Samuel S. Martin, Biblical scholar based in Jerusalem, Israel and author of Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy
Welcome to my website. I am honored to have you visit. I hope you’ll find my articles a blessing. I welcome your input and especially comments and questions.
I write as a Christian from Jerusalem, Israel about Biblical subjects.
I am particularly interested in the subjects of children, families, women’s issues, corporal punishment, science and nature as these subjects relate to the Holy Scriptures.
The first book mentioned above is available for free download at: http://www.biblechild.com/assets/thy-rod-and-thy-staff-they-comfort-me-mar-2013.pdf
Without getting too much into the religious aspect, the following question is raised, given the huge divergence between authentic biblical translation and conventional church teaching on such an important topic:
Awake and aware christians need to ask a very uncomfortable question: when did satanic influences begin to infiltrate the christian church? Seriously. We have self-described christians offering up their newborn son’s sex organ in sacrificial satanic abuse rituals nation wide. It’s practically a requirement of polite christian society.
This should give devout christians a great deal of food for thought.
For those so inclined, here is the science behind the wisdom of the original gospel: http://violence.de/
By Jon Rappoport
The current campaign, waged by politicians, media leaders, and their social media partners, against independent media, is an act of sheer desperation.
The tonnage of fake news, spewed from the most prestigious media outlets, has cracked its own foundations.
The public is waking up.
So did Thomas Jefferson, more than 200 years ago.
Here is a progression of Jefferson’s thoughts, over a 20-year period:
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” (28 January 1786)
“The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them.” (January 16, 1787)
“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. . . . I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” (June 11, 1807)
There is a grand tradition of fake news, and it has always sprung from the major and official sources…
Read more of this post and others at Jon’s blog, www.NoMoreFakeNews.com
The New York Times is now confirming that Natural News has been right all along about the real cause of mumps outbreaks in America. In a bombshell article entitled, “Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated,” the NYT admits that vaccinated children are spreading mumps. Via the NYT: (bolding added)
Most of the recent cases occurred in outbreaks, including a large one in Arkansas, rather than as a sporadic here-a-case, there-a-case disease. And most of the outbreaks were among people 18 to 22 years old, most of whom had had the requisite two doses of mumps vaccine in childhood. “We are seeing it in a young and highly vaccinated population,” Dr. Routh said.
New York Times in 2017 confirms what Natural News has been reporting for a decade
Natural News, of course, has repeatedly warned that mumps outbreaks occur predominantly among children who have been vaccinated against mumps, thereby proving that mumps vaccines don’t work. This realization is fully aligned with the shocking science discovery publicized last week that solved the riddle of why flu shots don’t work, too.
Earlier this year, Natural News scooped the New York Times, reporting, “Mumps outbreaks reported among vaccinated children … Is the vaccine causing the outbreaks?”
Even before that, Natural News has been trailblazing truth-based journalism on the topic of vaccines with all the following stories that further support what the New York Times has only now discovered… that mumps vaccines don’t work. Some of the stories we’ve published over the last decade include:
- Mumps stupidity: After vaccines fail to stop mumps outbreaks, brain dead journalists call for a THIRD round of injections… Soon it will be a fourth!
- Measles outbreak likely caused by vaccinated children, science shows
- 85% of measles outbreak victims already received vaccinations
- Soccer star gets mumps after being vaccinated with Merck’s fraudulent MMR vaccine
- Mumps outbreak spreads among people who got vaccinated against mumps
- Forty people contract mumps at Harvard … all were vaccinated … mumps vaccines based on scientific fraud
Once again, the news you read on Natural News five or ten years ago is now today’s news in the New York Times. (If you want to stay 5 – 10 years ahead of the game, read Natural News daily.)
When the first vaccine doesn’t work, try a second or third shot, vaccine quacks insist
Pathetically (and predictably), the New York Times is pushing the same old quackery the vaccine industry has historically invoked to try to cover up the fact that their products were only approved based on systematic scientific fraud (see below for details). Essentially, they’re all claiming that the way to stop vaccinated people from spreading mumps is to vaccinate them over and over again with the same vaccine that didn’t work the first time….
University of Missouri mumps outbreak continues as case count reaches 73
The mumps outbreak on the University of Missouri campus is continuing, with 73 cases diagnosed and more students reporting illness while on Thanksgiving break or seeking appointments Monday, Student Health Center Executive Director Susan Even said.
MU issued its first notice about the mumps outbreak on Nov. 2, when four cases had been diagnosed. So far, the disease does not appear to have spread beyond the campus.
The first case was diagnosed in August, Even said. Many have occurred among fraternity and sorority members, according to an alert from the health center….
The number of people contracting mumps varies widely from year to year. There were fewer than 500 cases nationwide in 2012, while 2,879 cases have been reported through Nov. 5 this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said….
The MU outbreak is the only large group of cases in the state, health department spokesman Ryan Hobart wrote in an email.
There are no confirmed cases in Columbia or Boone County outside the university, said Eric Stann, spokesman for the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. And so far, he said, the outbreak has not increased the demand for immunization….
A vaccine, delivered in two doses, prevents the disease for about 88 percent of those exposed to infection. All the students who became ill had the recommended vaccination, MU spokesman Christian Basi said….
MU officials should be asking the obvious question here, especially given the widely variable (in time and space) rates of mumps infections in the county and in the nation: were they using a different batch of vaccines than columbia public schools? The fact is that manufacturers can’t even vouch for what’s in their vaccines. Variations and contaminations of growth mediums, manufacturing plants and formulations all introduce random variables into the equation. But in any case, given the first article, it seems the registration requirements need to be reviewed.