Monday, June 24, 2013

Religion and the lies we call History: Installment 11, Gilgamesh came before Noah

Around the turn of the20th century a heroic epic of great explosive power was discovered. It was engraved on 12 tablets and belonged to Assyrian King Ashibanipal. Later a second copy was found that belonged to King Hammerabi.

The first clay tablet says that the victorious hero Gilgamesh built the wall around Uruk. We read that the God of Heaven lived in a stately home which contained granaries and had guards on the town walls. We found out that Gilgamesh was a mixture of 2/3 God and 1/3 man.

Pilgrims who came to see him stared up in fear and trembled. This was because they had never seen such beauty and strength. This is another historic fact of interbreeding between God and man.

The third tablet goes on to tell us again, about a cloud of dust which came from the heavens. It says the heavens roared, the earth quaked, and finally the sun god appeared. He then seized Enkidu who was created by the goddess of heaven, Aruru. We read incredulous that he lay like lead on Enkidu, and his weight felt like the weight of a boulder.

 How on earth could the writer of these tablets have known that the weight of a body becomes like lead at certain acceleration?

If you are interested you should get the details for all 12 tablets off the internet. Today everyone knows about the forces of gravity and acceleration. When at certain speeds an astronaut is pressed back into his seat by gravitational pull. On the seventh tablet is the first eyewitness account of a space trip, recounted by Enkidu.

He flew for hours held in the brazen talons of an eagle. He again recounts, he said to me look down at the land, what does it look like? Look at the sea, how does it seem to you?

 The land was like a mountain and the sea was like a lake. We then flew for four more hours and he again said to me. Look down at the land, what does it look like? Look at the sea, how does it seem to you? The earth was like a garden and the sea like a water channel. He flew for yet another four hours and again he spoke. Look at the land, what does it look like? Look at the sea, how does it seem to you? The land looked like porridge and the sea like a water trough.

This account is too accurate to have been the product of someone’s imagination. It had to be told by someone who had seen the earth from a great height. Who could have known that the land looked like porridge and the sea like a water trough if some conception of our round planet did not exist? The planet actually does look like a jigsaw puzzle of porridge and giant water troughs from space.

On the eighth tablet Enkidu who must have seen the earth from a great height died of a disease so mysterious that Gilgamesh asks whether he could have been smitten from the poisonous breath of a heavenly beast. But just where would he have gotten this idea in the first place.

 The ninth tablet describes how Gilgamesh mourning the death of his friend, decides to undertake a long journey to see the gods because he thinks he might die of the same disease as Enkidu.

The narration says that Gilgamesh came to two mountains that supported the heavens. It says that the two mountains also arched the gate of the sun. He was allowed to pass the gate of the sun as he himself was 2/3 God.

 When he reached the guard of the Gods the Gods tried in vain to warn him off. However, he paid them no heed. He wanted to reach Utnapishtim, the father of men. This whole thing blows me away personally because I’ve never heard of any of this.

Gilgamesh did find the father of men and he was neither bigger nor broader than him. Utnapushtim then told him about his past, strangely enough in the first person.

We are given a detailed description of the great flood. He recounted how the Gods warned him of the great flood to come and gave him the task of building the boat, and how to stock it.

 The description of the violent storm, the darkness the rising waters, and the despair of the people he could not take with him has tremendous power still.

This account was even to include the raven and the dove that were released. It told how as the waters receded the boat sat stranded on the mountain. The fact that there was a great flood is beyond doubt. It is not questioned by a single scholar.

 The uncanny parallel between the flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the flood in the Bible is just too much. The flood, history tells us did happen. However now we have the same story told by two different Gods. Whatever happened to the one God? This tells us that the stories in the Bible, at the very least those relating to the flood, are second hand. Gilgamesh came first, and this is not the first event involving false information as you know.

The story continues to take shape. Installment 12 tomorrow!       Life Today The Real Story "2005"

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma 

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