Saturday, July 09, 2016

"Go, and he goeth" - Shakespeare, an Eye or Ear for Queen Elizabeth I

Fukushima Station, Japan

Shakespeare, an Eye or Ear for Queen Elizabeth I

There were the eyes and ears on dress of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) as depicted in the rainbow portrait.

File:Elizabeth I Rainbow Portrait.jpg

Queen Elizabeth I lived in a dangerous situation.  At the time, some British royal members were executed in strife over the royal throne of England.  She had some grave rivals among her relatives.  In addition, she happened to be a great enemy of the Vatican that rather encouraged assassination of Queen Elizabeth I.

So, she needed information.  She must have supervised undercover work.  So, she must have hired and used some spies to gather information that could be critical to her.  And one of them must have been William Shakespeare (1564-1616).

Shakespeare was a kind of Catholic, since his parents were Catholics.  He had some connection to Catholic communities in England.   But he was not so strongly attached to the Vatican.  Rather, as his theater company was recognized by the court of the Queen, he must have had a sense of loyalty to the Queen.

From a viewpoint of the court of the Queen, Shakespeare looked like having favorable conditions to be a spy for the Queen.  Shakespeare, whose association could be welcomed by Catholics due to his profession, would gather and bring to the court useful information about Catholics in London who might have a secret tie with the Vatican.

So, Shakespeare must have been working as a kind of spy for Queen Elizabeth I.  Probably, he was one of the eyes or ears for the Queen.  That is why Shakespeare was trusted so much that he had communications with some well-learnt noblemen to know lives and behaviors of British noble class, which came to be reflected in his works.  That is why there are a very high level of knowledge and cultural senses in Shakespeare's works that could not be obtained without a close tie with the British noblemen.  That is also why there are theories that some noblemen actually wrote works of Shakespeare.

It can be really felt in Shakespeare's career that he tried to hide something.  Even his tomb hides something.  The following words are engraved on the tomb stone of Shakespeare's tomb:
Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear, /
To dig the dust enclosed here. / 
Blessed be the man that spares these stones, / 
And cursed be he that moves my bones.

Shakespeare was afraid of being identified as a spy hired by Queen Elizabeth I.  So, when he retired, he left London without regret since Queen Elizabeth had already died and he did want to leave the city where he had worked as a spy for the Queen.  His life in London must have been not so pleasant and safe, since he spied some Catholics or those who were suspected of having a secret tie with the Vatican.  He must have left London to come back to his home town Stratford-upon-Avon without regret.

Scholars find evidence both for and against Shakespeare's Catholicism, Protestantism, or lack of belief in his plays, but the truth may be impossible to prove.

To be a excellent spy working for the Queen while communicating with Catholics, Shakespeare must have needed to look rather ambiguous about his religion.

However, as the Queen had many eyes and ears, there must not have been much written evidence at all on the British royal court side that tells that Shakespeare was a spy.

Nonetheless, it became a tradition of the British royal court and later the British Government to use useful spies as many as possible.  Even today, many spies are working for the British Government.  That is why the death of Princess Diana in 1997 is so grave to the current Queen.

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Luk 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Luk 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Luk 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

"neither did his brethren believe" - Discrepancy between Protestants and Capitalists


Discrepancy between Protestants and Capitalists

If you don't believe in God, you have almost no troubles in your daily lives.  Conversely, you may have more chances to be rich and successful in this world than those who believe in God.

If what you want is success in this world and wealth in the material civilization, you may even think that you are really rewarded with those prizes because you don't believe in God.  You might be even convinced that your selling your souls to Satan is a wise decision, since Satan encourages and help you get more money, provided you believe in Satan.

Even in the European history while people were under strong control of the Vatican, economy was not growing actively.  When Protestantism emerged, Europeans were taught to work hard and diligently without pursuing wealth as a result.  Generally speaking, ascetic workers, ascetic businessmen, and acetic business owners were working hard, obtaining profits, and keeping money through the era of Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

This tendency continued even to the late 19th century when Rockefeller started his oil business.  But as Europeans and Americans worked hard and diligently, they came to accumulate profits that eventually turned to capital.  This theme of Protestantism and Capitalism was discussed by some scholars to explain how Europeans and Americans accumulated financial resources to develop their economy called capitalism.

However, through the two world wars in the 20th century, the Christian paradigm to work hard not for enjoyment of wealth and worldly success but to show honesty and ethics in professional lives came to change.

Today, there are no restrictions on Europeans and Americans or Western Christians to work hard and get big money for enjoyment of wealth and worldly success.  Even the society has changed so as to neglect basic moral teachings of Christ Jesus.

However to sustain technologically highly developed society and further develop science and technology that are key factors for material civilization, the society needs some effective code of conduct with at least outwardly respect for ethics.  But true purposes of hard work supported by cosmetic moral is to obtain means with which to enjoy material wealth and worldly success.

Now Europe, America, and other regions are facing this incoherence.  It is as if a business owner demanded ascetic and hard working from workers while he is enjoying a vicious rich life.  Or capitalists or corporate managers buy ascetic and hard working from workers who are also enjoying entertainment money buys them.

Even in Wall Street workers and managers are working hard in some ascetic manner, but after duty hours, they enjoy riches spending big money.  They are working like Protestants and enjoying lives like Capitalists.

The issue at point is how long this balance or discrepancy can be maintained.  One thing sure is that Satan who has led Westerners into this conflicting status does not wish true prosperity of human beings.

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Joh 7:5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
Joh 7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.

Monday, July 04, 2016

"except they wash, they eat not" - Proof that Islam was from God

Around Tokyo

Proof that Islam was from God

It is interesting that Judaists and Muslims or Arabs regard Abraham as their father, the origin of their races.

More importantly the founder of Islam admitted that Abraham was his ancestor.  But Hebrews and Arabs were already separated when Islam was established in the 7th century.  The founder of Islam had no need to respect Abraham Judaists regarded as their ancestor who lived around 2000 BC.

Or why did not the founder of Islam set the foundation of his religion outside the traditions of Judaism and Christianity?  Why did not the founder of Islam launch a new Bible that had nothing to do with the holy books of Judaism and the Old Testament?

The answer must be that Allah and His angel who spoke to the founder of Islam said directly to the founder of Islam that Allah is the God of Abraham and thus of Judiasts and Christians.

Because it looked more reasonable and convenient for the founder of Islam to proclaim that his God, Allah, had nothing to do with the God of Judaists and Christians.  But he did not do that.  Instead he claimed that he was the last prophet in a lineage of prophets of Judaists.  It is so disadvantageous, but he attached himself to the extension of Judaism and even Christianity.

The fact that the founder of Islam did such an unfavorable thing to himself suggests or means that the founder of Islam was really talked to by Allah and His angel.  It is a proof that Islam is a true religion.

Indeed, the Old Testament implies that one of Abraham's son became Arabs.

Gen 16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
Gen 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Gen 16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Gen 16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
Gen 16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Gen 16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Gen 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Gen 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
Gen 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
Gen 16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
Gen 16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

So, it looks like Arabs, descendants of Ishmael, have become wild men whose hands are against every Judaist and Christian or even against other Arabs.

If we admit holy authenticity of the Old Testament, Judaists are positioned No. 1, Arabs No. 2, and others, including Europeans, No. 3 or lower.

However, Christ Jesus said:
Mat 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Therefore, in the realm of faith in Christ or in the kingdom of God, no superior positions of Judaists and Arabs can be claimed.

But in the seventh century when Islam was emerging, this relationship between Arabs, one of whom was the founder of Islam, and Judaists must have been important, since Arabs needed proof that Islam was from God.  

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Mar 7:4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
Mar 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?

Sunday, July 03, 2016

"with what measure ye mete" - Miracullously Too Little Water on the Earth

The Pacific Ocean west of Tokyo

Miracullously Too Little Water on the Earth

The moon is a very unique secondary planet.  It is too large compared with other secondary planets moving around primary planets.

The prevalent theory on how the moon was created is as follows:
The giant-impact hypothesis, sometimes called the Big Splash, or the Theia Impact suggests that the Moon formed out of the debris left over from a collision between Earth and an astronomical body the size of Mars, approximately 4.5 billion years ago, in the Hadean eon; about 20 to 100 million years after the solar system coalesced.

But, this birth of the moon had various crtitical influences on the earth.  One of them is that it allowed formation of continents or lands above the sea level of the earth.  It is because the earth lost a huge amount of water due to the collision that led to the formation of the moon.
The energy of the impact would be so vast that much of the water of the Earth would boil off into space, and very little would settle back onto the remnant of Mars. Last time it happened we ended up with a very dry Moon, and the Earth's surface was red hot for many thousands of years.

Conversely, without this gigantic impact on the earth, the earth should have kept more water than it has today.  So, all over the surface of the earth must be covered by the sea.  There must be no landmass.  Accordingly, the human species must not have been created on the earth.

The ratio of weight of sea water against the total mass of the earth is just 0.02%, which looks too small.  But as the sea water is so little on the earth than is expected from scientific theories, continents and islands were formed to allow evolution of living things up to the human species.

According to a study by Japanese scientists, water that accounted for 16% of the earth mass penetrated into the core of the earth and trapped there mainly in the form of hydrogen, thus reducing the temperature of the mantle and lowering the sea level.  It means that originally the earth had the amount of water 80 times more than the sea water that today exists.  But why could such a huge amount of water penetrate into the core of the earth?  It must have been caused by the the giant-impact that produced the moon.

Indeed, if the sea water was twice as much as it is today, only mountains higher than 4,000 meters could be above the new sea level.  Then, no evolution of species could be possible.

Put simply, when the earth was created by collision and combination of many meteorites and asteroids about 4.6 billion years ago, there was water about 100 times more than it is on the earth.  But, through the gigantic impact, which resulted in formation of the moon, the earth lost much of its water or some water penetrated into the core of the earth.  As a result, only water with weight of 0.02% of the earth mass was left on the surface of the earth.  It made possible formation of continents and islands, paving the way for biological evolution.

Without the gigantic impact, all the surface of the earth today must be covered by the sea.  And in the sky, there must have been no moon.

So, this earth is a product of miracle.  The earth was created according to the design of God.

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Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.