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REQUEST DRY WOOD

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For all you aspiring “terrorists” or “heretics’ (same thing), take some advice from people who learned from their predecessors during the gruesome history of “humanity”:

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Deliberately causing death through the effects of combustion has a long history as a form of capital punishment. Many societies have employed it as an execution method for crimes such as treason, heresy, and witchcraft. The particular form of execution by burning in which the condemned is bound to a large stake is more commonly called burning at the stake. Death by burning fell into disfavour amongst governments in the late 18th century.  (because more cost-effective methods were devised as the cost of wood increased).

Burning at the stake was popular in Catholic and Protestant lands. There were three methods of burning at the stake. In the first method, burning wood was piled around a stake driven into the earth. The prisoner hung from the stake from chains or iron hoops. In the second method (popular in punishing witches), the prisoner again hung from a stake, but this time the wood was piled high around the victim so the observers could not see her pain and suffering as she burned. In the third method (popular in Germany in the Nordic countries), the victim was tied to a ladder which was tied to a frame above the fire. The ladder was then swung down into the flames.

Law required that victims be strangled before burning at the stake, but many victims were deliberately burned alive. This violence was used as both punishment and warning, similar to the sacrificing of criminals in front of an audience at the Roman Colosseum.   Originally, burning at the stake was primarily used for women convicted of treason (men convicted of treason were hanged, drawn and quartered). Later, burning at the stake became a popular punishment for men and women accused of heresy or witchcraft.

The 16th and 17th centuries saw a which-hunt such as the world had never seen. Rumors spread like wildfire of people participating in wild witches’ Sabbats, the adoption of animal forms, and ritual cannibalism. Superstitious fear flung accusations everywhere, and the population lived in terror. As many as 200,000 people were burned at the stake for witchcraft during this time. Burning was believed to cleanse the soul, tantamount for those accused of witchcraft or heresy.

Henry the VIII’s daughter, Mary Tudor (“Bloody Mary”) gave birth to England’s most famous burnings at the stake. One of her victims was the sometime Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, in 1556. During the course of Bloody Mary’s five year reign, she was responsible for 274 burnings. Her victims were condemned of heresy–being Protestant.

In the 17th century, during the Spanish Inquisition, burning at the stake was a popular choice for punishment since it did not spill the victim’s blood (the Roman Catholic Church forbade this). The burning meant the victim would have no body to take into the afterlife.  Burning at the stake began to fall out of favor in the 18th century when more “humane” methods of capital punishment rose.

Read a History of “Cripsy Critter Barbeque Techniques”  (burning at the stake) in this Wikipedia article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_by_burning

PRIEST VS PRIEST: THE SCAM GOES ON

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In our “modern age” of “enlightenment, it’s reasonable to assume that human beings would have caught on to the criminal racketeering game called “the church”.  Yet, after thousands and thousands of years people still line up to have their minds washed and their money laundered by a multitude of self-anointed “priests”.  The criminals and baboons have been at war with each other for control of the souls as a method of legalized theft.  The same can be said of nearly every politician who is a “priest”  in the “church” of political ideologies and governments.  The only difference between a Commissar and a Capitalist is the insignia on their uniforms. The only difference between one priest and another priest is the style of their robes.  They all promise you paradise after you die and eternal damnation if you don’t give them all your money while you’re alive.

Regardless of their obvious criminal intent, this racket is still financially supported by millions of gullible human beings, just as sheep, pigs and cows are led to slaughter each day so you can eat their flesh.  What you do to other living beings will be done to you.  Here is a short history lesson in one of the more popular and famous “Priest vs Priest” scams:

“The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (Latin: Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum), commonly known as The Ninety-Five Theses, was written by Martin Luther in 1517 and is widely regarded as the initial catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. The disputation protests against clerical abuses, especially the sale of indulgences.

The background to Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses centers on practices within the Catholic Church regarding baptism and absolution. Significantly, the Theses rejected the validity of indulgences (remissions of temporal punishment due for sins which have already been forgiven). They also view with great cynicism the practice of indulgences being sold, and thus the penance for sin representing a financial transaction rather than genuine contrition. Luther’s Theses argued that the sale of indulgences was a gross violation of the original intention of confession and penance, and that Christians were being falsely told that they could find absolution through the purchase of indulgences.

All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, in the Holy Roman Empire, where the Ninety-Five Theses famously appeared, held one of Europe’s largest collections of holy relics. These had been piously collected by Frederick III of Saxony. At that time pious veneration of relics was purported to allow the viewer to receive relief from temporal punishment for sins in purgatory. By 1509 Frederick had over 5,000 relics, purportedly “including vials of the milk of the Virgin Mary, straw from the manger [of Jesus], and the body of one of the innocents massacred by King Herod.”

As part of a fund-raising campaign commissioned by Pope Leo X to finance the renovation of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Johann Tetzel, a Dominican priest, began the sale of indulgences in the German lands. Albert of Mainz, the Archbishop of Mainz in Germany, had borrowed heavily to pay for his high church rank and was deeply in debt. He agreed to allow the sale of the indulgences in his territory in exchange for a cut of the proceeds.”

— Wikipedia.org

IDOLATRY

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Idolatry

IDOLATRY

You worship another along with your brothers, and carve them as statues: rather than you.

Denying your Self: gather dust on a shelf.  You shatter and crumble like stone in a jungle.

Choose a man to be cause over you:  You become them, then you lose You.

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Lawrence R. Spencer