The Goddesses Doctrine on the Validity of Religions
High Priest of The Goddesses
July 23, 1997
update October 8, 1997
reposted without text change September 24 2016
It is a doctrine of The Goddesses, that all are free to worship whatever gods they create, but that no religious leader can lay claim to his or her religion unless it fully embraces the fundamental principles from which it developed. Thus, the god of the Jews, and the Old Testament, and the laws claimed to have been given to Moses, did not change. The Jews did, and by the time of the Christian Era, not all of the Jewish priest class survived the captivity of the Assyrians and Babylonians, and the ordinances of the Jews were diminished. Then, with the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 C.E. the Jewish religion ended, and with it, any authority for the so-called Laws of Moses also ended.
Likewise Christianity can only be considered true to its roots through fundamentalism and strict obedience to its original scriptures. That, however is impossible since the original Christian doctrines speak of a Church and the authority for the calling of high priests, bishops, deacons, elders, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers that no longer exists from the foundation of Christianity, and according to the New Testament, these must be called of their god as were the Jewish priests. So even if an individual or group returns to the fundamentals of the religion, it has no scriptural authority for founding a Church.
The Mormons on the other hand claim all these Christian church offices were "restored" through their prophet, Joseph Smith. However, doctrines of the Mormon Church, and specifically, the doctrine of Mormons being descendants of Abraham, are refuted by history, which conclusively proves that the Biblical Abraham, like the creation of Adam, the Flood, and the Exodus, never existed.
Islam is somewhat different in that it has no priest or clergy. Yet Islam can only be its true form if it adheres to the fundamental principles established by Mohammad and continued by the Salaf - the faithful followers of Mohammad during his life.
The rise of Mohammedism in the 7th century CE presented the clearest case of religious division. Mohammed was raised in Pagan traditions that worshiped the Goddesses Al-Uzza, Al-Lat and Menat.
The Arabian Goddess Al-Lat (The Goddess, also Allat) was similar to, if not the same as, Elat of Sidon, and associated with Asherah of Tyre, the wife of the God El, and from the feminine, Allat, Mohammad created his god, Allah (without the feminine "t"), as there is no direct or physical evidence that a god, Allah, existed before the time of Mohammad. Still Mohammad changed the gods, and if anyone objected, they were put to death. Islam, submission to Allah, was the rule, and enforced by the sword, with the cry of "Islam, tribute or the sword." And with the death of Mohammad in 632 CE, his companions (Sahabah) established what would become known as the Rashidun (Rightly Guided) Caliphate, carried his message throughout the Mideast, while holding closely to Mohammad's teachings. That, however would change and within thirty years Islam would begin to split into several factions.
Because there are no priests in Islam, after the death of Mohammad, political rule (government) of Muslims, (those who submit to Islam), was taken by his companions, (Sahabah) as the Rashidun (rightly guided) Caliphate. After the succession of four Sahabah Caliphs, Islam was bitterly divided with warring faction that forever split Islam. Suffice it to say that the fifth Caliph, the governor of Syria, Muawiyah, who had been a scribe of Mohammad, established the Umayyad Dynasty which ruled from Damascus for nearly 90 years before being driven out by a purge of apostasy from "true" Islam, by religious leaders in 750 CE. The Umayyads fled to Iberia (modern Spain/Portugal), where the Muslim had established the Emirate of Cordoba (Cordova) around 711 CE and continued succession by birth which the Umayyads had established from the beginning.
When the Muslims began their conquest of Iberia their commander was given the title of Amir (Emir), who after the conquest of what is now Spain, became the Emir (governor) of the Emirate of Cordoba (Cordova). After the Baghdad Umayyad Caliphate was overthrown the Emirate of Cordoba became the Caliphate of Cordoba, and continued until 1492, when Spain held its own Inquisition and expelled all Muslims.
Although the title Emir was originally given to a governor of a land within the Caliphate, in later years it was usurped by any ruler to give prestige to his sovereignty, thus removing it further from "original Islam."
With the fall of the Damascus Caliphate in 750 CE, Abu al Abbas al Saffah (the great-grandson of Mohammad’s paternal uncle and companion, Abd al Muttalib) was proclaimed Caliph and established the Abbasid Caliphate which continued until 1258 CE when it was destroyed by the Mongols.
The Abbasid Caliph had employed the famous Kurd, Saladin, who led the Muslim armies against the Crusaders, and later proclaimed himself Sultan of Cairo in 1174 and established the Ayyudid Sultanate. Saladin employed the Turkish Mamluk war cast in his battles, and in 1250 CE the Mamluks overthrew the Ayyubid Sultanate and established the Mamluk Sultanate in Cairo.
Three years after the Mongol sack of Baghdad and destruction of the Abbasid Caliphate in 1258, the Cairo Mamluk Sultan established a member of the Abbasid family as Caliphate in 1261. He was killed in a battle the same year, and in 1262 the Mamluks made Al Hakim I, (from a competing Abbasid line) Caliph of Cairo, which continued the Abbasid Caliphate until 1517, when the Caliphate was ceded to the Turkish Ottoman Sultan.
Osman I founded the Ottoman Emirate around 1300 CE, and as the Ottomans conquered more territory, they began using the title of Sultan. Two hundred years later, the Ottoman Sultan, Selim I, conquered Egypt in 1517, captured the Abbasid Caliph Al Mutawakkil III, and took him and his family to Constantinople. There Al Mutawakkil III conveyed the title of Caliph on the Ottoman Sultan, Selim I, along with the mantle of Mohammad (Hirka i Serif) his sword and other artifacts.
The Ottoman Empire continued to grow and dominate, or control all of north Africa, except Morocco, all but the central/southern desert region of Arabia, as well as much of Eastern Europe to Austria, Crimea and the lands around the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea until 1922, when, after the Ottoman Caliphate had sided with Germany during World War One, the Caliphate was abolished.
Thus, the fundamentals of Islam began with Mohammad as both the religious and political leader. After his death both religious and political power were assumed by the Sahabah (companions) Salaf Rashidun Caliphs, who, under their rule, compiled the Quran and the Sunnah - hadith (spoken words of Mohammad) which established the fundamental tenants of Islam. This means that Islam must adhere to the Quran and Hadith; and in order for Islam to be a true religion (even of a man), it must be ruled by a Caliphate.
This is impossible at this time, as the last Caliphate, the Ottoman Caliphate, was abolished in 1922, and there is only one rightful heir to that Caliphate still alive today. He is Ertugrul Osman V, who was born during the Caliphate (b. 1912), and no new Caliphate can have any claim to succession until his death. But that would only create the opening for a Caliphate, and that Caliphate would have to adhere to the fundamental principles established by the Salaf in order to be "true Islam" or the closest thing to it.
However, true Islam began its decline within the first generation, the Sahabah, who were the companions of Mohammad. The wars with each other and assassinations, were established by Mohammad, and are very much a part of Islam. But Mohammad said that the best Muslims would be of his generation (the Sahabah) and would decrease in the second generation (the Tabiun), and even more so in the third generation (the Tabi al Tabi in). This was true from the beginning, and the Ottoman Caliphate was essentially a Caliphate without being true Islam.
Nor is the Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia true Islam, not just because the government is a kingdom and not a Caliphate, but because Wahabism, (the state religion) is Islam like. That is, it appears to be like true Islam, but is an offshoot (a protestant) of true Salaf Islam.
But it may go even further, as the Saudis claim to have established Emirate of Diriyah in 1744. But that is a rewrite of an unwritten history, and is contradicted by the 1744 oath between Muhammad bin Saud and Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab, where they swore that Saud would be “Imam” (leader of the people) and Wahhab would be the leader in religious matters. Next, the Saudi rulers called themselves Imam, up until 1891, when Rasheedi Emir under the Ottomans forced the Saud into exile in Kuwait, and the Saudi did not use Emir until 1906, after Ibn Saud returned from exile, killed the Rasheedi Emir of Riyadh and declared himself Emir. However that title was not bestowed by the Ottoman Empire, and beginning in 1921, (the year before the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished, the Saudi’s used "Sultan" as their title, until 1926 when King began to be used.
Wahhabism is little different today than it was when Wahhab bound it with Saud in 1744. But it is not Salafism - that is a return to the religion practiced by the Salaf, but is rather a form of Hanbalism, which is a form of Islam espoused by Ahmad ibn Hanbal (died 780 CE) which required strict textual meaning in interpreting the Quran and sunnah (what Mohammad said and did) and hadith that had been compiled at the time. But his teachings were different from the established Hanafi figh (figh - schools of Sharia law), which had developed during the rule of the Salaf, and against with which he disagreed and dissented. Thus, because Mohamad was the Seal of the Prophets, and therefore the seal of revelation and by extension inspiration, the Hanafi interpretation of Sharia law came into existence at the time of the Salaf created Sharia, while the Hanabl school came after the Salaf were all dead, makes Hanafi fundamental, and Hanabl a protestant of Hanafi.
Except for the United States siding with Muslims against the secular state of Iraq in the 1990-1991 Gulf War and siding with the Muslims in the 1995 Bosnian War, Islam has not been a significant factor either in US domestic or foreign policy. Most Muslim countries practice some form of Sharia law which receives some press attention when people are beheaded for adultery, or other some other actions that are offensive to present Christian morality, as is the case with the new Afghanistan government.
The doctrines of The Goddesses as presented herein, make it clear that no matter how sincere the followers of a religion may be, they do not adhere to their true man-made religion unless they adhere to its fundamentals. And to be clear, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all man-made religions, which are founded on the pious frauds first perpetrate by the Jews through their religious scriptures, commonly known as the Old Testament. Christians were originally, fundamentally, peaceful, and non violent, which was unlike the Jews who believed their god had given the Jews (Israelites) the land others possessed, and that they were commanded committed genocide, and to kill all who were not born a Jew (Israelite). But Islam is different. Islam is submission. It is not peace, and the Quran demands killing and terrorism to bring about submission - Islam. Islam is therefore divided today into Islam (submission) and Moderate Islam (accommodation), which is not really Islam.
The application of the doctrines of The Goddesses on religion should be clear to any rational person, if taken, arguendo to be true, with regard to the recently created Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Obviously there is no Caliphate, and therefore no authority to create an Emirate, and at best calling the government an Emirate is merely an attempt to give legitimacy and prestige to an otherwise insignificant religious movement.
To become significant, the Taliban (students) invoke a fundamentalist form of Sharia law, which is a later protestant form of Salafi fundamentalism. But insignificant as it is, it is quite deadly, and cannot be completely minimized. After all, the Christian Protestants executed as many heretic and Catholics as Catholics executed Protestant, and other heretics. One cannot, therefore, say that the Taliban is any less Islam than one can say the Protestants are not Christians. At least not from the outside, or without the authority of The Goddesses. What that means is as far as the world is concerned, the Taliban is as legitimate as Wahhabism, or any form of Sunni or Shiite sects. They adhere to a strict interpretation of the Quran and hadith, and are as justified in their man-made beliefs as are the various Christian sects. Taliban cruelty is little different from what Mohammad taught and practiced, and forcing women to wear burqas that cover them from head to foot, while not part of Mohammadism, is a tribal custom which, is as valid as any Christian dress code.
This puts the Taliban in a class of Islam (fundamentalism that touches on its original form) while other forms of Islam, as practiced in Turkey, and other westernized countries are in a class of Moderate Islam. There is only Islam and Moderate Islam. Neither is "true Islam" as practiced by Mohammad, but Islam allows each individual to determine what Islam is to him. If, however, his personal belief in Islam does not comport to the "established" (government) rule of Islam, he (as true Islam requires) would be beheaded; and, those who deny beheading, and killing for not adhering to true Islam are themselves worthy (according to true Islam) of death; and that includes killing any person who converts from Islam to another religion.
Regardless of whether the Taliban, or any other form of Islam is true Islam, the Taliban is an expression of a Mahdi (messianic Islam) millenarianism revival which seems, as with Christianity and the approaching Y2K, renews every hundred years or so. Shi'ite Islam saw this with the Ayatollah Khomeini and the 1979 revolution, and it continues to be shown in Chechnya, and now the Taliban in Afghanistan.
NOTE: Except for the repost in the heading, no text has been changed since the October 8, 1997 update when The High Priest was ordered to suspend all rituals of the Order of the Goddess of The Most High in the United States, and allow the Orders of The Goddesses to continue in Europe and Asia, as the Religion of The Goddesses, under The High Priest. CSS has been added and HTML has been updated.
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The last heir to the Ottoman Caliphate, Ertugrul Osman V, died September 23, 2009. SEE: The Threat of Islam.
The Goddess of The Most High, Doctrine on the Validity of Religions, was originally posted in August 1997 at the request of The Great High Priestess of Europe, after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan began making news in Europe. It was re-titled The Goddesses Doctrine on the Validity of Religions on October 7, 1997, with the ascension of The High Priest of The Goddesses. Again at the request of The High Priestess of Europe, it was moved to the Members area in 2004. Shortly before her death on February 19, 2011, The Great High Priestess of Europe requested that the page be removed from the site upon her death, as she would not see Destiny fulfilled, and that the page was not be put on line again until after all the Priestesses of Europe had died. The last of her Priestesses died on December 15, 2015.
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