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Why the Jews Created God!

Why the Jews created God, and thousands of years later did an add-on [Jesus Christ], and what this has doneto Christiandom.

The One-God Concept

From ancient to virtually modern times all societies had a variety of gods, some numbering in the dozens. While some of the gods had to do with the origin of life, others were the gods of such natural phenomena as the wind, the oceans and mountains.

 Jews Create Yahweh/God

Between three and four thousand years ago the reli-gious leaders of the Israelites [Hebrews], a group of Semite tribes who lived in the area of what is now modern Israel, came up with the idea that just one all-powerful god would be far better than many gods, so they decided to worship only one god, whom they referred to as Yahweh. As time passed the Hebrews began to claim that Yahweh was the only God and that all who did not believe in and worship him were doomed to go to Hell when they died. Their religion came to be known as Judaism [from the name of one of the Israelite tribes], and its members came to be known as Jews.

The creators of Yahweh [God] knew absolutely nothing about the Earth or world at large, including the many civilizations around the globe and the billions of galaxies and trillions of stars [suns] that make up the universe. So they had no problem in attributing all things in life and nature to their new God, including he belief that creation occurred only a few thousand years earlier—which was as far back as the Jewish people could trace their ancestry.

The Jesus Christ Add-On

Several centuries after the concept of one god became well established in Jewish culture the descendants of the creators of Yahweh took bits and pieces from many other religions—including the concept of virgin birth—and came up with the idea that more people would believe in and worship their God if he sent them a son as his personal go-between, giving birth to the story of Mary and her son who later became known as Jesus Christ the Savior of mankind. [The word “Christ” comes from the Greek term meaning “oil.”—with which the Jews bathed the feet of those they regarded as holy.]

The Rise of Christianity

Over the next few hundred years the one-God cult of the Jews morphed into the theological and social cult that came to be known as Christianity, which eventu-ally was split into Catholicism, Protestantism and a mish-mash of other sects, including Mormonism, by males who did not accept all of the teachings of the Catholic Church and had their own ideas of God’s will and the proper behavior of men and women.

While the original aim of Christianity—whose founding is often credited to the Jewish tribal leader Abraham—was to assert and maintain human worth and dignity it was soon subverted into a tribal identity and competed with other faiths for social and political power. Thus the numerous wars waged in the name of the Christianity and its offshoots over the millennia and down to modern times.

Still today most Christian sects, especially Cath-olicism, are basically tribal religions that serve the interests of their male founders and administrators at the expense of females and competing religions.

There is no more stark evidence of the inhumanity of a bigoted god-based religion as the invasion and conquering of the New World in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadors who believed that their Catholic reli-gious beliefs took precedence over the cultures and lives of the millions of people who lived on the Carib-bean Islands and the North and South American con-tinents—a phenomenon that was later repeated by English and other European immigrants who began their campaigns to conquer and control—or eradi-cate—the Native American population in the 1600s.

 God’s Terrible Swift Sword

In America’s Civil War [1861-1865] in which hun-dreds of thousands of young men were killed and hundreds of thousands of others were horribly mutil-ated both the North and South sides publicly and loudly proclaimed that God was on their side and that they were doing God’s work. Southerners justified their keeping of black human beings as slaves as in keeping with the will of God. Northerners justified their going to war as a fight against evil and sang about “God’s terrible swift sword” helping them vanquish the Southern armies.

The military campaigns by the United States gov-ernment against Native Americans, whom it regarded as pagan savages with few if any rights, did not end until the 1880s. It was not until 1924 that Native Americans, whose ancestors had lived here for thou-sands of years, were “granted” citizenship by the gov-ernment that had conspired in killing most of them and depriving the survivors of their traditional homelands.

What a travesty, and what an indictment against the religious beliefs and practices of early European-Americans.

The Power of the God Cult

The power of the cult of Christianity and its offshoots to seduce and hold the minds of the most educated men and women in those ancient times was to shape the future of their followers in ways that could not have been intended—causing, death, destruction and incredible suffering on a massive scale.

Since creation of Yahweh/God the knowledge that human beings have learned about the universe, its origin and how it works, is off the scale, and yet millions of educated people continue to profess belief in the God-concept taught by Judaism, Christianity, Islam and all of their offshoots, and to worship a God who represents all of the elements in the nature of human males, the good and the bad—a form of willful stupidity that is pathological to the extreme.

The only thing more incredible than this ongoing pathological reverence for an imaginary God are the rationales that professed believers in Judaism, Chris-tianity and Islam use to convince themselves and others that there is a God who created everything some six thousand year ago and is responsible for every-thing, despite the obvious evidence to the contrary.

Historically, Jews, Christians and Moslems have slaughtered each other while shouting that God is on their side. When tragic things occur they say it is God’s will, while continuing to preach that God is the ultimate guardian and protector of human beings and will save people from evil and disaster if they believe in him and pray to him—or his “son,” the young Jew Jesus.

What is now just as incredible is that many people know that belief in a benign God creator and protector is absolute nonsense but most of them—especially politicians—are afraid to publicly admit it.

What was weirdly amusing at the turn of the 21st century was that one of the few individuals with a public pulpit who was not afraid to speak the truth about the God fable was a comedian: Bill Maher, the host of Real Time on HBO. Bill repeatedly said the God story was all just nonsense.

Promoting and Selling God

Since around 500 A.D. the God fable has become a ma-jor industry, and today its various constituents employ several million people. These include managers of in-stitutions like the Catholic Church, Jewish synagogues and Islamic mosques along with a large number of individuals who use the airwaves to con people into sending them money.

     Of course, Jewish, Christian and Islamic sects and their hundreds of thousands of churches provide some material support for many of members, but their use of the God fable to attract and hold these members is in-defensible.

In addition to perpetrating a false faith these in-stitutions provide people with a way of avoiding personal responsibility for their behavior. The fact that these faiths allow their members to slaughter each other in the name of and for their God is a form of insanity.

The babble of many of the religion-based con men and con women on radio and television is so infantile, so stupid, so obviously put-on, that only people who have been programmed to the moronic level could believe what they say and send them money.

The efforts of obviously well-educated members of the Catholic Church and similar organizations to af-firm the existence of a Creator-God are marvelous demonstrations of their skill with words in “proving” something for which there is absolutely no evidence—and incredibly vast amounts of evidence to the con-trary.

What is most disturbing and the most dangerous for humanity is that equally well-educated and knowl-edgeable people in positions of great power and in-fluence cop-out by agreeing with or pretending to agree with the God people.

By this time it should be obvious to all that the most destructive element in God-based moralities is the fact that they are male-oriented and male-dominated.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral collapse of the U.S. and the Western world in general. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way! To see a full list of his 60-plus books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

0914778749_frontcoverThis is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the "real thing"] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. - with a startling end.

 
This is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the “real thing”] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. – with a startling end.

SELLING SEX IN A GLASS*

The “Water Business” in Japan

 

By Boyé Lafayette De Mente

 

TOKYO–The entertainment trades in Japan were traditionally referred as the mizu shobai (me-zoo show-by) or the “water business.” There is no agreement on how the term mizu shobai came into use, but it is fairly obvious that the extraordinary number of natural hot springs in the country and the ancient Japanese practice of bathing in them for pleasure as opposed to cleanliness led to the association of pleasure and water.

 

The term mizu shobai apparently came into use during the early decades Japan’s last shogunate dynasty (1603-1867)—a period that saw the rise of huge bathhouses that catered specifically to men seeking pleasures of the flesh, a great network of roadside inns around the country that featured both hot baths and sexual services, and the expansion of geisha districts and courtesan quarters in every city.

During this period mizu shobai referred to all of the entertainment trades, including the theater, but in time it came to be the most closely associated with the large red-light districts that flourished throughout the country, the thousands of roadside inns that provided hot baths and sake (sah-kay), and a huge number of nomiya (no-me-yah) or “drinking places.”

While organized prostitution was subject to the control of the shogunate government and the 200-plus daimyo (die-m’yoh) provincial lords in their own fiefs, it was a sanctioned enterprise that was not under a cloud of moral righteousness. The Japanese did not associate sex with sin or the marriage contract, thus sparing themselves the suffering imposed on Christian and Muslim people by their religious leaders over the millennia.

<b>THE ROLE OF ALCOHOL</b>

Drinking for ceremonial as well as recreational purposes has been an established custom in Japan since mythological times, with sake (sah-kay) having been sanctified by the gods of Shinto as well as temporal leaders.

The Japanese are now among the champion drinkers of the world, imbibing sake, beer, whiskey, vodka and other drinks with equal enthusiasm. Drinking plays a significant ritualistic role in the lives of most Japanese businessmen and many professionals. (The Japanese have traditionally believed that you could not get to really know a person until the person got drunk and ignored etiquette and role-playing.)

THE UBIQUITOUS NOMIYA/b>

The most common feature of Japan’s mizu shobai today is the hundreds of thousands of nomiya (no-me-yah) or “drinking places.”  There are several different varieties and classes of drinking establishments, including what are typically referred to as bars, lounges, nightclubs and cabarets, along with beer halls, pubs and places that specialize in sake.

There is a great deal of overlapping in the use of these terms but there are basic differences in them, including some that are prescribed by law. One of the most important of these legal differences is that, regardless of what they are called, a nomiya must be licensed as a cabaret to employ hostesses who sit with, dance with, and otherwise personally entertain patrons. Another legal factor is that a place must be licensed as a restaurant to stay open after midnight.

In cabarets, patrons are automatically assigned hostesses as soon as they come in and are seated, and are charged a hostess fee that is more or less based on time as well as on the class and standards of the individual cabaret. If a patron has a favorite hostess, he may request her for an additional fee.

Big spenders may allow more than one hostess per guest to join them at their tables or booths. They may also allow the girls to rotate, giving more girls the opportunity to earn fees. (Some places automatically rotate the hostesses in order to run up the bills of their customers; a ploy that yakuza controlled places routinely use on naive customers, including foreigners.)

Cabarets posing as night clubs generally allow patrons to choose whether or not they want the company of hostesses — a concept introduced into the mizu shobai by the founders of the first postwar night clubs in the late 1940s, most of whom were foreigners, including some Americans.

<b>JAPANESE PUBS</b>

One type of drinking establishment that originated during the Edo period (1603-1867) and was modernized in the 1970s is known as izakaya (ee-zah-kah-yah), the Japanese equivalent of an Irish pub or American tavern.

There are many izakaya chains, with Yoro no Taki (Yoe-roe no Tah-kee) being the largest (and rapidly spreading to the American West Coast). Yoro no Taki has some 1,800 branches in Japan, most of which are franchises.

Another of the izakaya chains is Tsuhachi (T’sue-hah-chee), with some 400 outlets.  The Murasaki chain, with nearly 650 outlets, combines the atmosphere of a cafe-bar with a furusato izakaya (fuu-rue-sah-toe ee-zah-kah-yah), or “hometown tavern.”

The big attraction of the izakaya are the low prices for the basic alcoholic beverages (sake, beer and shochu), good solid food and the fact that they cater to women as well as men.

 <b>”SINGING BARS”</b>

As most people know, one of the most popular types of bars in Japan today is the karaoke (kah-rah-oh-kay) bar, or bars that provide microphones, sound equipment and tape-decks for patrons who want to sing to the company of orchestra-like music. Karaoke means “empty orchestra,” and refers to the illusion that the singer is performing with a live orchestra.

Many Japanese practice singing several songs in private (often for years) so they won’t be embarrassed when they are called on to perform in public.

Singing in a karaoke bar means more to most Japanese businessmen than just having a good time. Besides relieving stress and providing personal satisfaction, such performances are seen by many as important to one’s overall character and personality.

In explaining the importance of the karaoke bars to foreign guests, Japanese businessman will often say that you must understand karaoke in order to understand the Japanese, and that if you truly want to communicate with them you must learn how to sing along with them as well as perform on your own. There is a great deal of validity to this firmly held and often expressed belief which obviously accounts for the number and popularity of such bars.

The fact that very few Westerners, especially Americans, can carry a tune much less sing decently, is a social handicap when they are in Japan visiting or on business. My advice is to learn at least one song, even if it is as simple as “Old Grey Mare” or “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”

Notwithstanding all of the new and different kinds of drinking and carousing establishments Japan, cabarets remain the favorite of middle-aged and older men who can afford the cost because they combine drinking with the attention of very attractive young women who are either available or work very hard to give that impression.

Even though cabaret customers may not end up trysting with their favorite hostesses, they go back time and again for the sexual lift they get— and end up drinking an awful lot of alcohol. For nowhere in the world have the purveyors of male-oriented “recreation” become more skilled at “selling sex in a glass”* than the operators of Japan’s cabarets and their cadre of hostesses.

Copyright © 2008 by Boyé Lafayette De Mente

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the moral collapse of the U.S. along with books on his home state of Arizona. To see a full list of his books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way!

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*The phrase “Selling Sex in a Glass” was coined in the 1970s by Larry Flynt, now the publisher of Hustler Magazine, and then the owner-operator of a chain of go-go clubs in Ohio. I served as his publishing consultant when he inaugurated the magazine… initially to promote the clubs.  I resigned the position when he decided to go porno with the magazine.