What Is True?
October 7, 2018 (Edited: January 13, 2019)  
Disclaimer Concerning Occultism and Gnostic Doctrines

In spite of what I still believe are my valid criticisms of the Bible and traditional religion when this site was first created, I am very uncomfortable with any hint of implied blanket endorsement of occultism (because of any comments I've made, or references to websites or books). There is truth to be found in most information (including within the Bible and traditional religions), but I have come to understood more clearly that there is malevolence and elitism and destructive elements within certain popular occult or Gnostic sources. A lot of this material was promoted from the beginning of the Internet and it is not a coincidence. This movement pervades modern culture, including "scientific" thought and popular entertainment. It does relate to transhumanism and the totalitarian agenda of domination described in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I'm not sure how to interpret the Garden of Eden myth, but I regret being enthusiastic about the upside-down, Gnostic interpretation I was referring to in one of my comments on the book "Ashes of Angels." I think part of what is represented by the traditional interpretation is the attitude of those who believe they are going to impose their own sense of control and perfection on the created world as it is. I believe that this attitude takes the form of efforts to modify nature genetically and put it all under surveillance and control, and this includes attempts to modify and control human nature. Good and evil are turned upside down by those who seek to undermine strong cultures and families. That's the definition of satanism as far as I'm concerned.