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  • The Fertile Crescent

    The Fertile Crescent is a term for an old fertile area north, east and west of the Arabian Desert in Southwest Asia. The Mesopotamian valley and the Nile valley fall under this term even though the mountain zone around Mesopotamia is the natural zone for the transition in a historical sense.

    As a result of a number of unique geographical factors the Fertile Crescent have an impressive history of early human agricultural activity and culture. Besides the numerous archaeological sites with remains of skeletons and cultural relics the area is known primarily for its excavation sites linked to agricultural origins and development of the Neolithic era.

    It was here, in the forested mountain slopes of the periphery of this area, that agriculture originated in an ecologically restricted environment. The western zone and areas around the upper Euphrates gave growth to the first known Neolithic farming communities with small, round houses , also referred to as Pre Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) cultures, which dates to just after 10,000 BC and include areas such as Jericho, the world’s oldest city.

    During the subsequent PPNB from 9000 BC these communities developed into larger villages with farming and animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood, with settlement in the two-story, rectangular house. Man now entered in symbiosis with grain and livestock species, with no opportunity to return to hunter – gatherer societies.

    The area west and north of the plains of the Euphrates and Tigris also saw the emergence of early complex societies in the much later Bronze Age (about 4000 BC). There is evidence of written culture and early state formation in this northern steppe area, although the written formation of the states relatively quickly shifted its center of gravity into the Mesopotamian valley and developed there. The area is therefore in very many writers been named “The Cradle of Civilization.”

    The area has experienced a series of upheavals and new formation of states. When Turkey was formed in the aftermath of the genocide against the Pontic Greeks, Armenians and Assyrians perpetrated by the Young Turks during the First World War it is estimated that two-thirds to three-quarters of all Armenians and Assyrians in the region died, and the Pontic Greeks was pushed to Greece.

    Israel was created out of the Ottoman Empire and the conquering of the Palestinian terretories. The existence of large Arab nation states from the Maghreb to the Levant has since represented a potential threat to Israel which should be neutralised when opportunities arise.

    This line of thinking was at the heart of David Ben Gurion’s policies in the 1950s which sought to exacerbate tensions between Christians and Muslims in the Lebanon for the fruits of acquiring regional influence by the dismembering the country and the possible acquisition of additional territory.

    The Christians are now being systematically targeted for genocide in Syria according to Vatican and other sources with contacts on the ground among the besieged Christian community.

    According to reports by the Vatican’s Fides News Agency collected by the Centre for the Study of Interventionism, the US-backed Free Syrian Army rebels and ever more radical spin-off factions are sacking Christian churches, shooting Christians dead in the street, broadcasting ultimatums that all Christians must be cleansed from the rebel-held villages, and even shooting priests.

    It is now time that the genocide against the Pontic Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians is being recognized, that the Israeli occupation, settlements and violence against the Palestinians stop, and that the various minorities in the area start to live their lifes in peace – without violence and threats from majority populations, or from the West, and then specificially from the US.

    War in the Fertile Crescent
    https://aratta.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/war-in-the-fertile-crescent

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The Old Time New Age

Posted by Sjur Cappelen Papazian on April 26, 2016

Most Christians are just conformists and believe what is expected from them – and the elites mostly just use this to controll them – but maybe we find some glimpses of real Christianity among the first Christians.

In fact Christians and Jews are each other’s opposites, just like the Notrdic Wanes and Asir, the Aventine Triad (also referred to as the plebeian Triad or the agricultural Triad), a modern term for the joint cult of the Roman deities Ceres, Liber and Libera, or Njord, Freyr and Freyja, and the the archaic Capitoline Triad of Jupiter, Mars and Quirinus, the Spring Triangle and the Summer Triangle – the first based on Venus, or love, and the other on the Sun.

Religion is based on the Aryan religion in the Armenian Highland. Ara (Sun) became both Ar and Ra. The name of Armenia is connected to the Indo-European root Ar- meaning “assemble/create” which is vastly used in names of or regarding the Sun, light, or fire, found in Ararat, Aryan, Arta etc.

Constantine, possibly the first Christian emperor (although that title could possibly go to Philip the Arab), is a significant figure in the history of Christianity.

He is the first Roman emperor to claim conversion to Christianity, and he played an influential role in the proclamation of the Edict of Milan in 313, which decreed tolerance for Christianity in the empire.

Constantin called the First Council of Nicaea in 325, at which the Nicene Creed was professed by Christians. He is venerated as a saint by Eastern Orthodox Christians, Byzantine Catholics, and Anglicans. The Papal claim to temporal power was based on the supposed Donation of Constantine.

But Constantine became Christian not because he “saw the light”, but because he wanted to take the power of the Roman Empire, and to do that he used Christianity, a religion popular among the poor.

However, Constantine certainly did not patronize Christianity alone. Constantine would retain the title of pontifex maximus until his death, a title emperors bore as heads of the pagan priesthood, as would his Christian successors on to Gratian (r. 375–383).

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on his orders at the purported site of Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem, became the holiest place in Christendom. However, the site of the Church had been a temple of Aphrodite prior to Constantine’s edifice being built.

The Church of the Nativity is a basilica located in Bethlehem, West Bank. The church was originally commissioned in 327 by Constantine and his mother Helena over the site that is still traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. However, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is built over a cave that was originally a shrine to Adonis-Tammuz.

Most Christians doesn’t care and doesn’t really care about Christianity – if they were they would among other things know this:

The old time New Age

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