If a man came to you and told you that he had just seen another man jump over a building fifty feet high, from a standing start, unaided by any mechanics or tricks, what would you think?
Undoubtedly, you would be surprised, for nowhere in your experience could you recollect a man jumping over a fifty foot building. Perhaps you had witnessed a jump of five or six feet at athletic events, and perhaps even as much as seven feet, if you had witnessed world champions in competition. But fifty feet? Never had you seen such a feat with your own eyes. Nor had any of your friends witnessed such an unbelievable performance, nor had you ever even read of such a thing.
You had never before seen the man that relayed this story to you. Until he told you this fantastic yarn, you knew nothing about him and had no reason to regard him as either honest or dishonest. Having told you that he personally saw a man jump over a building fifty feet high with one leap, you now have a choice of a limited number of conclusions:
1. That a man did leap over a fifty-foot high building, and a miracle had been witnessed by the man telling you the story.
2. That the man is dishonest and he is lying to you.
3. That the man is mistaken, but honestly thinks that he saw another man leap over a building fifty feet high. There could be a number of reasons as to why he is mistaken, but it hardly makes any difference as to what they might be — his mind may be deranged, his eyesight poor, his judgment bad. It makes no difference, if he is badly mistaken, what he is telling you is not a fact.
In trying to decide which of these three alternatives you would choose, you would probably follow a logical sequence something like this: “Well now, the best high jumper in the world has cleared barely seven feet, therefore, it would have to be a fantastic miracle to have anybody jump fifty feet into the air. Since I have never seen any miracles happen, and even the ones I read about are of most questionable nature, I would definitely rule out the first alternative.”
Fine, that leaves the other two. He is either lying to you or he is mistaken. You consider the possibility of him being mistaken and probably conclude that unless he is a complete nut he can’t be that badly mistaken. Then you consider how many lies are told every day, and the most obvious conclusion is that the man most likely was lying to you. You hear lies and exaggerations every day — from people directly, or on radio and television, newspapers, courtrooms, political speeches, practically in any sphere of activity. Therefore, it would be only commonplace if the man told you a lie. Certainly a million times more likely than that he had witnessed a miracle.
Of course, there is still the other possibility that he was honest, but a nut — mentally deranged. There are hundreds of thousands of such people in the world too — but not nearly as many as there are liars. However, since you had no stake in the matter, you would undoubtedly quickly come to the obvious conclusion that No. 1: No miracle happened, the man did not see anybody leap unaided over a fifty-foot building. No. 2: He did not tell you a fact, and was obviously lying. No. 3: Although unlikely, he might be off his rocker.
But supposing you had an important stake in the matter of whether another person is telling you the truth or not. Suppose you were at a service station getting your car filled with gas, and a man came to you and said: “I would like to buy your car. Here is my check for $10,000.00.” Well, you hadn’t thought of selling your car, but you think a minute and figure, “Well, I only paid $3,000.00 for it when it was new. Now that I’ve driven it a couple of years, it certainly isn’t worth more than $1,000.00. And he wants to pay me $10,000.00 — this is too good to be true.”
The next obvious thought undoubtedly is: “I don’t know this man from Adam. I wonder if his check is any good.” This thought would occur even to the most naive yokel under the circumstances. Even the average person would reason that whereas it is a wonderful deal on the face of it, if he turned the car and title over to this stranger, he would have lost his car and received nothing in return — if the check was bad.
So you turn to the stranger and say, “I would be glad to make the deal, but how do I know the check is any good?” And the stranger says to you, “Why, that’s simple — see — written right on the face of the check it says ‘This check is good’. So obviously you can’t have any doubt about this check honestly being worth $10,000.00. Furthermore, there was my friend, John Smith, who will vouch that my check is good. He isn’t here now, but he told me so yesterday. Then there is my brother and my father and my mother. They will all tell you that I am honest. So you see there is really no reason why you shouldn’t turn over your car to me.”
You are still not convinced. In fact, you are now more skeptical than ever. You consider the evidence. The face of the check says in writing that it is a good check. But if the same man wrote it on the face of the check as signed it, the whole check is just as phoney as if he had not written the additional blurb on it. Then there are those other people he mentioned as references. Now, if you, yourself, had talked to these other references, and they vouched for his financial situation and his honesty, although it would not necessarily prove it to your satisfaction, it would certainly add some weight to the worth of the check. However, since they are not here for you to check with personally, all you really have is the same man’s word that those references would vouch for him. In summing up the evidence, the signed check, the writing on it, saying it is a good check, the references vouching for the man’s honesty are all dependent on the same source. If he is dishonest the check is no good, the writing on it is worthless and the witnesses are fictitious.
However, at this point you don’t necessarily throw such an obviously good deal out of the window. You would love to make such an enticing deal where you would get $10,000.00 — for a car worth only $1,000.00. You are being shrewd. You are suspicious of the wonderful offer, but you don’t know that his check is bad either, and he may want your particular car for reasons that are immaterial to you. So rather than just drop the deal at this point you call the bank on which the check is drawn. The bookkeeping department tells you there is no such an account.
Now you are reasonably certain that the man is a phoney and even writing on the face of the check “This check is good,” didn’t prove a thing. You tell the man to be on his way and peddle his fish elsewhere. You used shrewd judgment before you parted with your car. You didn’t take some stranger’s word for it, written or verbal, that he was telling you the truth. You wanted outside sources. You wanted independent verification. You did not accept claims that went round and round in the same circle. Even the fact that you were talking to him face to face, here and now, was not sufficient proof.
Now, nobody wants to lose a car, because it is a thing of some value. But it can be replaced, and as it inevitably wears out in a few short years, it will be replaced. There are a lot of things that are more important than a car.
Certainly one of the most important is the course and direction of one’s life, and there is nothing that shapes and warps that direction more decidedly than a man’s upbringing and his religion.
When it comes to the particular religion a person anchors and polarizes his life around, it seems that less care and judgment is used than in buying or selling a car. In fact, probably less care and judgment is used than when buying a pair of shoes. Most people gravitate to some religious affiliation or another, more by emotion or circumstance, than having used one ounce of logic in arriving at their choice.
Practically all White people are associated, more or less, with some particular division of the Christian religion, or their parents were, or many of their friends are. In any case, their upbringing was, in some way or another, influenced by a Christian background. This overwhelming fact will shape their career, their environment, their marriage, their education, and particularly their attitudes and thinking throughout their life. Although they may not be particularly religious themselves, the full impact of the religious atmosphere shaping their life from beginning to end will generally not escape them.
Most White people, religious or not (and most are not), will accept the myths, lies and stories set forth in the bible as being the truth, although they haven’t taken the slightest pains to check any of the ideas, theories, philosophies or teachings against any hard evidence whatsoever. The bible, like the man with the check, keeps “verifying” itself. Peter claims that Paul said so, and Paul says that Peter said so, and that John said so and that Matthew said so, and that James said so. However, all these people have been dead for a long, long time (if they ever lived at all) and nobody’s uncle, or great-granddaddy, or great-grand uncle has personally had any contact with them.
Nor do any of these so-called “miracles” that so seem to fascinate us verify or check with any experiences that we have had, nor do they check with scientific facts, or scientific possibilities, nor do they check with experiences that other people have had. Nor do these “miracles” conform with the laws of Nature. It is all again a matter of it coming from the same source, the same book, vouching for itself and saying that so and so confirms it and so and so witnessed it, but it all comes out of the same pages.
Furthermore, they are pages that were written by people unknown, and not necessarily even by the people whose names are attached to them. We know little or nothing about these people, except what the bible says. We don’t even know if most of them lived at all. In any case, the writers are many and of unknown origin, and who knows who put the whole vehicle together? All we really know is that it was collectively written by Jews, a people whose faculty for deception is unlimited.
We know for a fact that nobody in fighting some desert tribe could implore the “sun to stand still”. This implies the earth would stand still on its axis for ten hours so that they would have more daylight within which to finish their bloody slaughter (Joshua 10:12). When one considers the vastness of the earth and Nature’s laws by which it rotates about its axis, such an idea is so idiotically ridiculous that it’s hardly worth considering. Yet this is what the “good (Jewish) book” says and this is what many people will blindly accept.
Nor has anybody in the last hundred years, or in the last thousand years, or any other period of history, actually really witnessed a horde of people escaping through something like the bottom of the Red Sea, with those waters voluntarily parting to let them through, then collapsing upon their pursuing enemies. Nor has anybody ever seen any of the dozens of other “miracles” happen that are so vividly described in the “good book”. It is completely contrary to all the immutable laws of Nature. It is contrary to common sense, to any of the real life experiences that any one has witnessed. It is contrary to anything anybody else they can trust has told them they, themselves, have witnessed. Yet people will foolishly accept these kinds of stories and readily become apologists in explaining in some circuitous fantastic way and torturing their reason in order to make it possible that “it could have happened,” and, they will usually add, that undoubtedly it did.
The fact of the matter is people today (as they have for thousands of years) are flooded by more myths, lies, untruths, than they are privileged with the truth. Unfortunately for the average person, it is not easy to discern and differentiate that which is a fact, that which is a lie, that which is truth and that which is a myth.
The crux of this chapter is that the White Race, the most intelligent creatures on the face of the earth, has been incredibly naive and gullible when it comes to accepting the collection of myths, lies and fables as set forth in the Jewish bible. Whereas in purchasing a house, for instance, they will insist on evidence — evidence of title, validity of the signatures on the deed, notarization of those signatures and even insist on a Policy of Title Insurance. Yet when it comes to their religion, the same people will throw overboard every vestige of sense they were born with. Blindly and stupidly they will accept contradictions, bad advice, lies, violations of the laws of Nature, all in the name of “faith”. Without checking who wrote these biblical myths, what is the evidence, does it seem reasonable, they completely abandon the judgment and the experience of a lifetime. They swallow wholesale this Jewish collection of myths, lies and bad advice, with the most disastrous consequences to themselves, to their children, and to their race.
Yet, to live is to make decisions, and in order to make decisions, a person must come to conclusions. In order to arrive at good logical conclusions, we must use valid evidence. The essence of good judgment is being able to sift and to weigh the information that is available to us, determine that which is valid, and that which is not, and weigh the importance of each. This may not be easy, but it is essential. This subject is crucial, and we want to look into it further in the next chapter.