The Revelations to Jesus, Muhammad, and George Adamski?
Copyright 2013, InterAmerica, Inc.
While watching the PBS three hour presentation about the prophet Muhammad last night [8/20], I was struck, gain, by something that has been bothersome, to me, for a long time now.
It’s the concept of revelations – the imparting of “information” to men and women that purportedly comes from a divine source, God.
Sometimes the revelations come via “angels” or directly from God Itself.
Religious sects and movements have begun from those thrusts of “divine interventions” as you well know: Akhenaton (and his one god belief), Abraham and Moses (and their one God), Jesus (as God), Muhammad (as the prophet of his one god, Allah), Joseph Smith (and his Mormon god) et al.
There are a slew of revelatory communications or transmittals.
The thing that is disturbing, to me, is how often those communications are intrinsically errant or just plain goofy.
Whether it’s the proposal to kill one’s son [Abraham and Isaac] or the idea that Jesus roamed America after his death, the information is not unlike that supposedly imparted to persons like George Adamski and his fellow contactees of the 1950s:
How is Jesus telling his disciples that heaven is a house of many mansions different than Adamski being told that many people from other worlds were visiting Earth?
Moses told that he couldn’t enter the “promised land” [Israel] because he slighted Yahweh [God] or the nocturnal episode of Muhammad as recounted by Britannica:
Muhammad was taken by the archangel Gabriel on the winged steed Burāq to Jerusalem. From the rock upon which Abraham offered to sacrifice his son (now the site of the Dome of the Rock, one of Islam’s earliest and greatest mosques), they ascended through all the higher states of being to the Divine Presence itself. At one point Gabriel explained that he could go no farther because, were he to do so, his wings would be burned; that is, Muhammad had reached a state higher than that of the archangels. Muhammad is said to have received the supreme treasury of knowledge while he stood and then prostrated himself before the divine throne.
How does that differ, substantively, from Adamski’s alleged trips in his extraterrestrial scout ships to Venus or the other side of the Moon?
If one takes the time to scour religious literature, arcane and not, one will find tales that mimic Adamski’s (and his contactee cohorts); the Books of Enoch for instance.
Who is to say that George Adamski was not riddled [sic] by the same force or “external agent” that interacted with Ezekiel or Joseph Smith?
Or can we conclude that the major progenitors of religion were all just mentally afflicted?
Yes, that is a possibility, but an unlikely one as the resultant messages received by prophets, sons of God, and religious instigators all reek of the same kind of mystical nonsense: Heaven awaits those who follow the path I, God, am providing.
Insanity is unique to the insane; that is, their paranoiac observations, their schizophrenic outbursts, reside inside a confluence of memories and happenstances that are theirs alone and accordingly unique – the oneiric stuff that Jose Caravaca says his UFO witnesses provide to create the encounters he has listed for us.
The divinely inspired avatars that humanity believes are messengers of God or God Himself deliver the same basic message(s): do good, love God, and Heaven will be your ultimate destination – no nitty-gritty details in that to confound believers.
Adamski’s message(s) – do not despoil he Earth by using atomic weapons, be kind to your neighbors, and make sure these revelations are passed around -- are quite like that given to the Holy men we revere.
So perhaps, we shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss Professor Adamski. He may have been fooled by the very same “divinities” that fooled Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, and Joseph Smith, among many, many other lesser lights.