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God Is a Woman And Jesus Was Her Husband


7 January 2009 - 27 January 2017




Summary




In The Universe As a Virtual Reality it is argued that human civilisation could have reached an advanced stage long ago. Humans could have evolved into immortal beings that are able to create virtual reality universes for their own entertainment. Our universe might be one of those virtual realities. It might be owned by someone we refer to as God. There is reason to believe that God is a woman who can have avatars and appear as an ordinary human being to us. In the Gospel Jesus refers to God as his loving Father, which suggests that Jesus knew God personally.

Mary Magdalene may have been an avatar of God. She may have made Jesus think that she was the reincarnation of Eve and that he was the reincarnation of Adam. She may haved married Jesus after convincing him that he was her eternal husband. She could have explained to Jesus that Eve was not made out of the rib of Adam, but that Adam was born as a son of Eve, so Adam and hence Jesus were a son of God. This can explain why Jesus thought that he had an eternal life and would return afther his death. Paul may have rewritten the Gospels to obfuscate this.

The following evidence supporting this position can be found in the scriptures:
- Christians are considered to be children of God and born of God (John 1:12-13). Men cannot give birth so God could be a Mother.
- There is no Father mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Only Eve is named Mother of all the Living (Gen. 3:20).
- It is more rational to assume that a man was born from a woman than that a woman was made from the rib of a man.
- Adam is referred to as son of God (Luke 3:38), Jesus as firstborn over all creation (Col. 1:15) and Jesus was with God in the beginning (John 1:2) so Adam could have been born and Jesus could have been a reincarnation of Adam.
- Jesus spoke about himself as the bridegroom (Luke 5:34, Mark 2:19-20, Matt. 9:15). It appears that being the bridegroom was central in his messianic mission.
- John the Baptist talks in the Gospel (John 3:27-29) in terms of himself as a best man with the implication that Jesus the bridegroom is coming to meet his bride.
- It was customary for a Jewish rabbi to be married and the apostles called him rabbi (Mark 11:21).
- The marriage in the Gospel of John (John 2:2-8) could have been the wedding of Jesus as his mother gave orders during the wedding, which was unusual for ordinary guests to do. Jesus started doing miracles at this wedding, which may indicate that he was married to God.
- The repeated reference in the Gnostic texts of Mary Magdalene being loved by Jesus more than the others suggests that the Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John was originally Mary Magdalene before the text was redacted.
- The Gospel of John itself also indicates that the Beloved Disciple could be Mary Magdalene as it lists only three candidates for this position, namely Jesus' aunt, the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene (John 19:25-27). A loving relationship between Jesus and one of the other women would have been inappropriate.
- There apparently had been rumours that the Beloved Disciple was immortal (John 21:23). If the Beloved Disciple was Mary Magdalene and if she was God then this would have made sense.
- The love of God Jesus was speaking of (John 17:23-26) therefore may have been the love of a Goddess for her husband.

There is no direct evidence indicating that Mary Magdalene was an avatar of God. On the contrary, in the Gospel of John Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene. He told her not to hold on to him for he had not yet ascended to the Father (John 20:11-18). Mark is the oldest Gospel, and considered to be the most reliable. In its original form it abruptly ends before Mary Magdalene meets the resurrected Jesus. The last verses of Mark (Mark 16:9-20) have been added later. The original account may have ended at Mark 16:8, or the remainder had been deleted, possibly for not being in line with the Paulinian doctrine.

There is little doubt that Jesus existed. The historicity of Abraham, Moses and David is doubtful. Adam and Noah probably never existed. Still, the historical accuracy of the Gospels is questionable. The New Testament has been rewritten except for a few surviving letters of Paul. There is significant evidence of modifications in the Gospels that appear to obfuscate some elements in Jesus' life, and most notably his marriage. For that reason other sources like the Gnostics can be useful to provide better insight in the events that took place.

The Hebrew Bible has been written to forge a sense of peoplehood amongst the Jews around their national deity Yahweh. Still, the accounts in the Hebrew Bible leave room for the interpretation that God is a woman and that she appeared as Sarah, the wife of Abraham, Asenath, the wife of Joseph, Zipporah, the wife of Moses and Bathsheba, the most important wife of David. The genesis of those stories does not allow for the conclusion that these stories are close to the facts, but because we might be living in a controlled virtual reality, those tales could at least be meant to be the way they are.

The prophet Mohammed may also have been married to God. There is also little doubt that he existed. Islamic accounts of his life show that he married his boss and that she provided invaluable support to his mission. It was only after her death that he married other women. Apart from that, God may have had other female avatars, many of them important figures in history. This idea is discussed in this document, including the evidence supporting it. Most of it is circumstantial, but taken together, the argument has some weight.

Before the Hebrew Bible was compiled, the worship of Yahweh did not differ much from the worship of other Canaanite deities. It appears that Judaism emerged to create a context in which God could reveal herself to Jesus. The persistence of Judaism combined with the spread of Christianity and Islam then paved the way for a possible final showdown and unveiling of the truth. Religious people tend to see this final showdown in terms of the return of Jesus and a clash between the forces of good and evil. That may not happen. God may have her own agenda and probably doesn't care for humans or their anticipations.




Contents




Summary

Contents

Introduction

The Identity of God
God as a woman
Eve and Adam
Mary Magdalene and Jesus
Other avatars
The scheme of God revealing her identity

Genesis
The origins of religion
Mother Goddess
The God of Israel
The Hebrew Bible
External influences
The creation story of the Bible
The fall
The Tower of Babel
Natural Money
Other religions

Judaism
The role of women in the Hebrew Bible
Sarah and Abraham
Asenath and Joseph
Zipporah and Moses
Bathsheba and David

Christianity
Mary Magdalene
The marriage of Jesus
Virgin Mary
God as a Mother
The life of Jesus
Distortions in the Gospels
Contradictions

Islam
Khadijah, Aisha and Mohammed
God's use of deception
The hidden secret

History is her story
Introducing clue based guessing
Cassandane and Cyrus the Great
Olympias and Alexander the Great
Qin Shi Huang
Cleopatra and Julius Caesar
Theodora and Justinian I
Maria and Harald III of Norway
Hildegard von Bingen
Joan of Arc
Isabella I of Castile
Katharina von Bora and Martin Luther
Elisabeth I
Françoise d'Aubigné and Louis XIV
Catherine the Great
Napoleon Bonaparte
Lucretia and James A. Garfield
Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler
Biblical parallels
Political views
The Jews
Mixing cultures

The next chapter
The end is near
Messages in pop music
The medium
The Great Escape
Overview

References




Introduction




A detective aims to produce the most plausible theory that explains all the facts. There are many ways in which the facts can be explained, but some are more realistic than others. This research aims at producing the most plausible theory about the identity of God. That seems impossible to do because the scriptures state that God is invisible. That might be so, but that doesn't mean that God didn't appear to us as an ordinary human being. To Christians this may not be an outrageous idea as many believe that Jesus was God in the flesh. But things may not be the way they appear to be.

In The Universe As a Virtual Reality it is argued that our universe could be a virtual reality created to entertain someone we refer to as God. On the other hand, historical and archaeological records often do not confirm what is written in the Bible. This contradiction could be part of the storyline. With the help of science, theories have been developed that make more sense than the Bible, for example the evolution theory. Science also made it possible to formulate the simulation hypothesis, which can be used to demonstrate that we could be living in a virtual reality. Remarkable coincidences may be valid evidence for this position.

There are a few issues that support the idea of this universe being created by an advanced civilisation and owned by someone we refer to as God:
(1) We could be living in a virtual reality that is a similation similar to a master universe. The Bible makes a similar claim as it states that we are created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26).
(2) There is evidence suggesting that everything that happens in this universe is scripted as has been claimed in the Bible and the Quran. This is consistent with (1).
(3) It might therefore not be an accident that a religion of a small and often dispersed people survived for hundreds of years and then became the basis for three major world religions because of (2).

Because of (2), religions, religious texts and historical and archaeological records might be meant to be the way they are. Consequently, historical and archaeological records as well as religious texts could be taken at face value if there is a valid reason to do so. Taking religious texts or archaeological records at face value does not mean accepting them as truth. It is just acknowledging that they could contain useful information in combination with other evidence. This is the way we might need to look at the evidence in order to appreciate the theory of God owning this universe in which she can appear using avatars.

The creation story of the Bible indicates that this universe is nearly 6,000 years old. The Big Bang Theory suggests that it is 12 to 15 billion years old. In a simulation the age of the universe is not relevant. God's avatar may have lived with tribes in a prehistoric age. She then could have fast forwarded the system to a later date to live amongst the Egyptians in 2,500 BC. In may well be that the system has been fast forwarded in recent history without anyone noticing.

We may only exist to entertain God. This might explain why the truth could be hidden behind a web of deception. In the Quran God boasts of being the best schemer (Quran 3:54) and that God is leading people astray whenever God sees fit (Quran 4:88, 5:41, 11:34, 14:4). The Quran also indicates that theological disputes are planned by God (Quran 2:253). Most religious claims have now been debunked by science, which might have been meant to happen. It may be God's intention that humans will find out in the end that we live in a simulation.




The Identity of God




God as a woman


Christians call Jesus Son of God but the Quran stresses that Jesus was human. There is evidence suggesting that the texts of the Gospels have been changed and that the role of Mary Magdalene has been altered. The Gospels may have stated that Jesus was as a reincarnation of Adam, that Mary Magdalene was a reincarnation of Eve, and that Eve was not made out of the rib of Adam but gave birth to Adam. Eve is called Mother of All the Living (Gen. 3:20) while in the Gospel Adam is named Son of God (Luke 3:38) and Jesus is called firstborn of all creation (Col. 1:15). Mary Magdalene may have been an avatar of God.

In the Gospel Christians are called children of God and born of God (John 1:12-13). This suggests that God may be a Mother and that the text has been altered. The love of God Jesus was speaking of (John 17:23-26) may have been the love of a Goddess for her husband as Jesus being the bridegroom is a central theme in the Gospels. The legends in the Hebrew Bible allow for the idea that Abraham might have been a husband of God, like Joseph, Moses and David. The accounts of the life of Mohammed suggest that he too may have been God's husband. Avatars of God may have played a significant role in history.



Eve and Adam


It is written that Jesus was with God in the beginning (John 1:2). Only Adam was there in the beginning. Adam is referred to as Son of God (Luke 3:38), Jesus as firstborn over all creation (Col. 1:15), so the original Christian doctrine could have stated that Adam was born. Jesus might have seen himself as a reincarnation of Adam as Jesus said that before Abraham was born, he was (John 8:58). No Father is ever mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Only Eve is named Mother of All the Living (Gen. 3:20). Christians are considered to be children of God and born of God (John 1:12-13). Men cannot give birth so God could be a Mother.

In the Bible God created the humans on the sixth day. Adam and Eve are created in a separate story. This suggests that the account of these events is not accurate. Adam calling his wife Eve because she would become mother of all the living is curious. Mary Magdalene could have used these arguments to convince Jesus that Eve was the mother of Adam. The Quran mentions the creation of Adam extensively but does not mention the creation of Eve. The Quran also mentions that the example of Jesus' creation is like that of Adam and that they were both created from dust (Quran: 3:59).



Mary Magdalene and Jesus


The repeated reference in the Gnostic texts of Mary Magdalene being loved by Jesus more than the others could indicate that the Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John was Mary Magdalene. The Gospel of John itself also indicates that the Beloved Disciple could be Mary Magdalene as it lists only three candidates for this position, namely Jesus' aunt, the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene (John 19:25-27). A loving relationship between Jesus and one of the other women would have been inappropriate. There apparently had been rumours that the Beloved Disciple was immortal (John 21:23), which makes sense if she was God.

John the Baptist spoke in terms of himself as a best man with the implication that Jesus the bridegroom was coming to meet his bride (John 3:27-29), but there is nothing specific to identify the bride. Jesus spoke about himself as the bridegroom (Luke 5:34, Mark 2:19-20, Matt. 9:15), which may indicate that being the bridegroom was a central pillar of his messianic mission. It was customary for a Jewish rabbi to be married and the apostles called him rabbi (Mark 11:21). Church fathers have invented the idea of Jesus being married to the Church (Eph. 5:25-33) but Jesus himself never mentioned that he married a religious community.

If the texts have been modified, then the marriage described in the Gospel of John (John 2:2-8) could be the wedding of Jesus as his mother gave orders during the wedding, which was unusual for ordinary guests to do. Jesus started doing miracles at this wedding, which may indicate that this wedding turned him into the Christ. In the Parable of the Ten Virgins the Kingdom of Heaven is compared with a wedding banquet in which Jesus is the bridegroom (Matt. 25:1-13). The love of God Jesus was speaking of (John 17:23-26) may therefore have been the love of a Goddess for her husband.



Other avatars


According to the Bible, God intended that Sarah became the Mother of the Jews (Gen. 17:15-19). The will of God coincided with the wishes of Sarah in important matters. God summoned Hagar to return to her mistress after she fled from Sarah because Sarah treated her harshly (Gen. 16:7-9). God told Abraham to send Hagar away when Sarah wanted this (Gen. 21:9-12). The Egyptians were subject to plagues when the Pharaoh wanted to take Sarah as his wife (Gen. 12:15-17).

Joseph is well known for his good looks. There is an apocryphal expansion of Genesis's account of the marriage of Asenath and Joseph in which it is explained that Asenath wanted to marry Joseph because of his good looks. For this she changed her faith despite being a priestess of a pagan religion. Her change of faith appears insincere but an angel blessed the marriage, which might indicate that she was an avatar of God. In this respect it is remarkable that the Quran, which allegedly was dictated by God, dedicates an entire chapter of 111 verses to the story of Joseph and expands on his good looks as well as the desire women had for him.

Exodus contains an account of Moses's wife Zipporah saving Moses' life by foreknowing God's intention to kill Moses and the reason why (Ex. 4:24–26). This is remarkable because God's intentions can only be known to God unless they are somehow revealed to humans, of which there is no evidence in this case. Zipporah therefore might have been an avatar of God.

It is written that Bathsheba caused severe embarrassment to David. Bathsheba was bathing on a location where David could see her naked (2 Sam. 11:2) so it is possible that she intended to seduce him. Even though the marriage between Bathsheba and David was considered to be a sin, God loved Bathsheba's son Solomon (2 Sam. 12:24). In David's old age Bathsheba secured the succession to the throne of Solomon (1 Kings 1:11-31).

According to Islamic accounts, Mohammed wed his employer, the 40 year old merchant Khadijah, when he was 25 years old. The marriage was both happy and monogamous. Mohammed relied on Khadijah in many ways until her death 25 years later. According to those Islamic sources Khadijah already was an excellent business woman and had an impeccable character before she married Mohammed. She did not worship idols and greatly helped Mohammed in spreading Islam. It is remarkable that Khadijah was Mohammed's boss, so Khadijah might have been an avatar of God.

God may have been the wife of kings and emperors. Many women that were important in history could have been avatars of God, for example Cleopatra, Theodora I of Byzantium, Joan of Arc, Elisabeth I of England and Catherine II of Russia. It is also very likely that the mistress of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, was one of them.



The scheme of God revealing her identity


God appears to be male in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran but many scholars believe God is gender neutral because male is the default gender. Historically Yahweh and Allah have been male gods but Jews and Muslims do not see God as a Father. God being a Father is a Christian notion, even though there are a few references to God as a Father in the Old Testament, for example in Isaiah (Isa 63:15-16). The ability of God to give birth and the traces of forgery in the Gospel, open the possibility that God is a Mother. God may have devised a scheme to disguise her identity by using Virgin Mary as a substitute.

The Virgin Mary veneration stemmed from the veneration of saints and martyrs in early Christianity. Over time Virgin Mary became the most prominent saint. Later on statues and images of Virgin Mary have been made similar to those of mother goddesses like Isis. It could all have part of the script despite the ban on the use of images in worship (Ex. 20:4-5). The Mother Goddess Mary, who may have been eliminated from the Gospels, re-entered the Church via this back door. The birth of Jesus from Virgin Mary could resemble the birth of Adam from Eve. As most prayers were directed to Virgin Mary, she became a proxy for God.

Jesus is called Son of Mary in the Quran (Quran 19:34) while Christians call him Son of God. This reference points at the possibility that the name of God was Mary, a secret only God could know. In the Quran Sura 74 named The Hidden Secret or The Cloaked One it is suggested that the number 19 is related to a hidden secret (Quran 74:30). This secret should provide evidence that the Quran is a message from God. The hidden secret can also be translated as a man wearing a cloak. God appears to be a man but God may wear a cloak. Sura 19 is named Mary, so the hidden secret could be that God was named Mary.

The St. Mary of Zion Church in Ethiopia allegedly contains the original Ark of the Covenant. According to tradition, the Ark came to Ethiopia with Menelik I after visiting his father King Solomon. It is peculiar that Mary of Zion is symbolised by the Ark of the Covenant as the Covenant allegedly was the residence of God (JHWH), while the God of Christianity may have been named Mary. In the 1950's the Emperor Haile Selassie order the building of a new modern Cathedral next to the old Cathedral of Our Lady Mary of Zion. In this respect it may be remarkable that Haile Selassie is seen as a Messiah in the Rastafari religion.




Genesis




The origins of religion


Humans acquired attributes that are unique in the animal world which helped them to become the dominant species on the planet. One of those qualities is conceptualisation and the ability to communicate about imaginary things. The first step towards religion was a wide array of animistic beliefs and cults held by bands of hunter-gatherers. A common characteristic of all animist belief systems is that every place, every animal, and every plant has an awareness, feelings and emotions. An animist deer hunter may address the herd of deer and ask one of the deer to sacrifice itself for the hunt. If the hunt succeeds, the hunter may ask the forgiveness of the dead animal, so that the spirit of the dead animal will not trouble him later on [1].

At first animist belief systems focused on visible objects, such as animals, plants, rivers and rocks, but over time people began to believe in imaginary beings like fairies and spirits. In a later phase, Gods were invented as well as creation myths in which those gods had a role in creating the universe. In polytheistic religions there usually were a number of gods, each with a different role. Monotheistic religions, in which one God is worthy of worship, emerged when people became so fond of a particular God that they began to believe that this God was the only God [2].

The shift from animistic beliefs towards the belief in gods coincided with the transition from hunter-gathering to agriculture. Hunter-gatherers felt that they were more or less on equal footing with the beings that surrounded them whereas farmers started cultivating the land and subjugating animals. This is reflected in religions that put humans at the apex of a cosmic plan ordained by the gods. When science became predominant, gods became obsolete. Humans still wanted to feel special so gods were gradually replaced by the humanist religion that put mankind at the centre stage. Humans then turned into gods themselves. They became immortal and created virtual universes for their own entertainment. And this is how our universe came into existence.



Mother goddess


On many locations female figurines have been found during archaeological excavations. The most famous one is the Venus of Willendorf dating from about 23,000 BC. Some scholars believe that they are depictions of mother goddesses. Later, many ancient cultures included female deities in their pantheon who match the idea of a mother goddess [3]. The mother goddess is often associated with fertility. The concept of the mother goddess may originate from the fact that women give birth. People in early human civilisations may have thought that women have special powers that enable them to create life.

Isis was the embodiment of the mother goddess in ancient Egypt [4]. By the late Egyptian historical period, after the occupations by the Greeks and the Romans, Isis became the most important and most powerful deity of the Egyptian pantheon. The sacred image of Isis with the Horus Child in Rome might have been a template for the Christian Madonna with the Child Jesus [4]. Virgin Mary thus became a substitute for the Mother Goddess while God the Father remained anonymous. Jews and Muslims do not refer to God as Father, but Christians do, possibly because God only revealed herself to Jesus and his followers.

Eve was called Mother of All the Living (Gen. 3:20). God may have used the concept of the mother goddess to promote a creation story in which she conceived a child without a husband. This idea might have been replicated when Jesus' mother Mary allegedly gave birth to Jesus while being a virgin. Jesus may have been called Son of God because Eve was considered to be the mother of Adam and Jesus was considered to be a reincarnation of Adam. According to the Quran, Adam and Jesus were both were created from dust (Quran: 3:59), suggesting that they both came into being in a similar way. Also in the Quran, Jesus was born from a virgin and he is called Son of Mary, which is the name of the Mother Goddess of Christianity.



The God of Israel


The religion of the Israelites developed gradually and early worship of Yahweh, the God of Israel, likely originated in southern Canaan during the Late Bronze Age [5]. The Israelites probably arose peacefully and internally in the highlands of Canaan [5]. El probably was the original God of Israel. The word Israel is based on the name of El. El probably was the head of the Canaanite pantheon, with Asherah as his consort and Baal and other deities making up the pantheon. Over time, Yahweh probably became identified with El to such an extent that El's name became a generic word for god. Asherah then became Yahweh's consort [5].

In later periods the kings functioned as head of the national religion of Yahweh. The kings of Judah used the national religion to exert their authority. Other Canaanite kingdoms had similar national deities, for example the Moabite god was Chemosh and Molek was the god of Ammon (2 Kings 23:13). The inscription of the Mesha stele that was erected by the king of Moab around 840 BC suggests that the worship of Chemosh was in many ways similar to that of Yahweh [6].

Gods other than Yahweh continued to be worshiped in Israel for a long time. The archaeological evidence and the biblical texts reveal tensions between groups worshiping Yahweh alongside local deities such as Asherah and Baal and those insistent on worship of Yahweh alone [5]. Following the destruction of Israel and Judah at the beginning of the 6th century BC, a search for a new identity led to a re-examination of Israel's traditions. It was during this time that Yahweh gradually became the only God of Israel [5].



The Hebrew Bible


The Israelites probably started to codify their sacred texts around 600 BC in the final years of the kingdom of Judah [7]. The Hebrew Bible itself was compiled around 450 BC after the Jews had returned to Israel [8]. There is little archaeological evidence supporting the account of events in the Hebrew Bible from before the kingdoms of Judah and Israel [9]. The biblical authors have used sources such as royal archives and oral traditions and probably altered them to forward their political agenda, which was to preserve the Jewish identity around a common religion, history and cultural heritage [10].

The stories about Abraham, Isaac, Moses, and David probably were legends from different communities that lived in Israel and Judah. To some extent those legends probably were based on facts, and they most likely were separate stories before the Hebrew Bible was written. Isaac probably was never the son of Abraham, Miriam was probably not a sister of Moses, while David did not succeed Saul. Neverthelesss, David may have been an early king of Judah [11]. Those stories may have been connected in the Hebrew Bible to promote a sense of peoplehood so that the different communities became part of a greater people [12].

The first chapters of Genesis before Abraham appear to have been based on Mesopotamiam myths [13], most notably the Gilgamesh Epic [14]. Those sources seem to have been tailored to the theological needs of the Israelites. Creation myths similar to the creation story of the Bible existed long before the Hebrews codified their religious texts [15]. The tale of the Garden of Eden has parallels in Sumerian mythology [16]. Flood myths have been found all over the world [17]. The Sumerian Gilgamesh flood myth is similar to the biblical story of Noah [18]. The Tower of Babel has been built around 600 BC, possibly as a reconstruction of an earlier version that has been abandoned [19].



External influences


Important elements of the Abrahamic religions seem to have been taken from older cults and religions. The Egyptians already believed in an afterlife as early as 2,000 BC [20]. The concept of resurrection is found in some ancient non-Abrahamic religions in the Middle East and was attributed to gods like Osiris and Baal [21]. The ideas of divine kingship and immaculate conception were already part of Egyptian beliefs [22].

Zoroastrianism appears to have influenced Judaism as well as Christianity and Islam in a significant way. Zoroastrianism was an influential monotheistic religion in Persia around 500 BC, which also was the time when the Hebrew Bible was compiled. Zoroaster believed in one creator God, who was the only one God worthy of worship. Zoroastrianism included beliefs about the renovation of the world, good and evil, individual judgement, and the resurrection of the dead [23].



The creation story of the Bible


The creation story in the Bible seems to have been constructed using other myths such as the Epic of Gilgamesh [13]. When taking the text at face value, as if it really happened, it does not make sense that the woman Eve was made out of a rib of the man Adam. It makes more sense if the man Adam had been born of the woman Eve. Eve was called Mother of All the Living (Gen. 3:20) while Christians are considered to be children of God and born of God (John 1:12-13). In this way it is possible to arrive at the conclusion that Eve was God because only women can give birth.

According to the Book of Genesis, God created the humans, both men and women on the sixth day (Gen. 1:26-27). God rested on the seventh day. Later God created Adam. This is odd considering the fact that Adam is supposed to have been the first human on Earth. This may have inspired the idea in Jewish folklore that Adam first had a wife named Lilith [24] but this story does not account for Adam being created after the seventh day. Adam calling his wife Eve because she would become mother of all the living suggests that, is also a bit peculiar considering this.

It is not a good idea to read too much into this. The creation story is, after all, a myth, at least as far as we can know. But within the context of a controlled virtual reality, it is the way it was meant to be, as is the way it is interpreted in this research. The Quran is not helpful in this respect as it mostly confirms the Bible but leaves room the alternative interpretation. The Quran does not confirm or deny the story of Eve being created out of the rib of Adam. In the Quran the following is written about the creation of men and women (see also: Quran 7:189, 49:13):

[4:1] O people, observe your Lord; the One who created you from one being, and created from it its mate, then spread from the two many men and women.


This verse states that all humans came from one being. The most common interpretation is that Eve was created from Adam, but this verse could also support the idea that Eve was God and gave birth to Adam. In the Bible humans are created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27) so the verse in the Quran may imply that Eve gave birth to Adam, and by using the word many, that not all people came from Eve and Adam. The one being may not refer to Adam as the Quran describes the creation of Adam separately (Quran 2:31-39, 7:11-27). If the one being was Adam, then this may have been mentioned in the Quran.

Quran verse 49:13 is similar to Genesis 1:26-27. Verse 7:189 may confirm that Eve is created from Adam but it does not actually state this. The Quran does not mention the creation of Eve at all. This can be used to argue that Eve was never created, and that Eve might have been the one being in whose image all humans have been created. Another difference is that in the Quran God taught Adam the names of all the things (Quran 2:31), while in Genesis Adam gave the animals their names (Gen. 2:19-20). This is consistent with the idea that Eve raised Adam.

Because Adam is called Son of God (Luke 3:38) while Jesus is named firstborn over all creation (Col. 1:15), it is possible to arrive at the conclusion that Adam was born and that Jesus was a reincarnation of Adam. Given the fact that the humans were created on the seventh day (Gen. 1:26-28), it is reasonable to assume that, even when the biblical account is correct, all humans probably did not descend from Eve and Adam.



The Fall


The story of the Fall also has parallels with the Epic of Gilgamesh [13]. According to the Book of Genesis, Adam was warned that eating from the Tree of Knowledge meant that he had to die (Gen. 2:16-17). In the Book of Genesis Eve tempted Adam to eat from the tree after a snake told that there was no harm in eating from it and that they would become like God if they did (Gen. 3:1-6). The Quran tells a somewhat different story. Eve and Adam were both blamed for eating from the tree, but they showed repentance and were forgiven (Quran 7:19-23, 20:121-122).

The Fall seems to reflect the transition of humanity from hunter-gathering towards agriculture. It suggests that this transition is not an improvement because agriculture is hard work compared to a life of hunting and gathering (Gen. 3:17-19). Before the Fall people seemed to live in harmony with nature, which is symbolised by the fact that Eve and Adam were naked in Paradise. There appeared to be no self-consciousness as the ego did not exist. The concepts of good and evil were still unknown and people only acted out of necessity like animals do. Knowledge seemed only practical in helping people to survive.



The Tower of Babel


The narrative about the Tower of Babel probably was used to explain the origins of the multiplicity of languages [19]. The story tells us that everyone on earth first spoke the same language. The people started building a large tower to make a name for themselves. God then confounded their speech so that they could not understand each other and abandoned the building project (Gen. 11:1-9). The story can be seen as a warning against hubris.

The Babylonian Empire may not only have deported the Jews to their capital but many other people as well. Many of those people may have been put to work to build this tower. Because those people spoke different languages this may have led to confusion. The Biblical tale of the Tower of Babel can be seen as an example of how the editors of the Old Testament tailored existing stories to their own political and theological agenda.

Despite that, the story may have something more to tell. The division of labour empowers humans to create great works at the risk of people becoming too specialised. People working on the same project or working in the same organisation might not understand each other. Sometimes nobody oversees the complete picture, which could undermine the effectiveness of the organisation as a whole.

The Biblical story of the Tower of Babel could be a warning against the division of labour going too far. After becoming specialised, people become dependent on each other, while they might not understand each other any more. In this way a society could disintegrate. When the city civilisation of Babylon collapsed, the people became scattered over the surrounding countryside (Gen. 11:8). Some ancient city civilisations have collapsed in a similar way [25].

The building of the Tower of Babel may also reflect the effect of interest and credit. Banking with interest was invented by the Babylonians. Credit and credit can produce economic booms and busts [26]. Interestingly, most sky scrapers have been built in the years just before financial crises, in periods with easy credit, rising land prices and excessive optimism [27]. The Tower of Babel might have been constructed during an economic boom.

Like the story of the Tower of Babel, the accident of the Titanic can be seen as a warning against hubris. The Titanic was deemed unsinkable and the demise of the ship on its maiden voyage seems not to be a mere coincidence. In 1898 Morgan Robertson wrote the novel Futility, which described the maiden voyage of a transatlantic luxury liner named Titan. Although it was touted as being unsinkable, it struck an iceberg and sank with much loss of life [28].



Natural Money


In Genesis 41 it is written that Joseph advised the Egyptians to store food in large storehouses. In Genesis 47 it is mentioned that Joseph took all the money from the Egyptians. Left without money, the Egyptians might have been prompted to invent an alternative currency. The historian Friedrich Preisigke discovered that the Egyptians used grain receipts for money and that they had built a sophisticated banking system based on this money [29]. The grain money was already in use during the reign of Ramesses the Great, a few hundred years after Joseph allegedly had lived [30].

This is either a remarkable coincidence or the story of Joseph is based on historic facts. It is worth noting that this money and banking system are very similar to the concept of Natural Money. There was a holding tax because degradation of the grain and storage cost caused the value of the receipts to decrease steadily over time. The Egyptians probably did not know the concept of interest so loans most likely were interest free. It was attractive to lend out money without interest because the duty of paying holding tax could in this way be passed on to the borrower. In the Quran God probibits charging interest.

Grain based money existed before. Sumerian barley money probably was the first money ever used around 3000 BC. Fixed amounts of barley grains were used as a universal measurement for evaluating and exchanging all other goods and services [31]. The Sumerian money was not based on storehouses so it did not have a holding tax nor did the Sumerians build a sophisticated banking system based on this money like the Egyptians did. The Egyptian design proved that money with a holding tax and interest free banking could work on a large scale over a long timeframe.



Other religions


This universe being a virtual reality does not contradict other philosophical paths like Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and Confucianism. Gautama Buddha who founded Buddhism, and Lao Tse who wrote the Tao Te Ching, can be seen as prophets of similar statue as Moses or Mohammed. Gautama Buddha questioned notions of divinity and salvation and the infallibility of accepted scripture. The Buddhist system of insight and meditation practise is not claimed to have been divinely revealed, but to spring from an understanding of the true nature of the mind, which must be discovered by treading the path guided by the Buddha's teachings [32].

The theme of the film The Matrix is our existence of ignorance in a dream world that can be solved by waking to knowledge or enlightenment. In the film Neo can be seen as a reincarnation of the Buddha as well as Jesus Christ [33]. The character Trinity in the film The Matrix is a woman, while the God of Christianity might be a woman too. It might not be a coincidence that Trinity and Neo were lovers. In the Matrix, Neo says to Trinity, "I thought you were a guy?" Trinity responds, "Most men do." Coincidences surrounding The Matrix suggest that the film plays a significant role in the script [34].




Judaism




The role of women in the Hebrew Bible


When the Hebrew Bible was written, Jewish society was at the brink of being wiped out. The authors of the Hebrew Bible appear to have refashioned the role of men and women in order to involve men in raising children and preserving Jewish culture. In the Hebrew Bible men played a big role in family life, while women contributed to military victories, most notably in the Book of Judges. One of the great heroines was Deborah. These stories may have been meant to undermine the pretence that males had to power [35]. Often men were not valliant warriors. Abraham said that his wife was his sister because he was affraid of being killed because of his wife. Isaac acted in a similar manner.

At the time the Hebrew Bible was written, the Jews did not have the military power to have a state of their own. They had little to gain by military adventurism, which was a typical activity on which male power in society is based. The authors of the Hebrew Bible may have recognised this, which could explain that there is no commemoration of the war dead in the Hebrew Bible [36]. In this vein women had to determine the destiny of the most important male prophets and kings, such as Moses and David. This may have made it possible to identify potential female avatars of God in some of the legends in the Hebrew Bible.

There is far more uncertainty about the origin of the stories about Abraham, Moses and David than there is about the life of Jesus and Mohammed. There is little doubt that Jesus and Mohammed have lived. The historical David may have been an early king of Judah. Abraham and Moses may have lived, but it is unlikely that the accounts of their lives in the Hebrew Bible are accurate. Those tales have been subject to modifications for centuries. In contrast, the modifications in the Gospels took place in just a few decades, so that the Gospels might reveal more about what really happened. Islamic accounts of history at the time of Mohammed are probably even more accurate.



Sarah and Abraham


According to the Book of Genesis, Judaism started off with Sarah and Abraham. God intended that Sarah became the Mother of the Jews (Gen. 17:15-19). She became pregnant at the age of 90 (Gen. 21:1-3) [37]. According to halakha, the oldest normative definition used by Jews for self-identification, a person is matrilineally a Jew by birth or becomes one through conversion to Judaism [38]. As Jewishness is matrilineally defined, Sarah can be seen as the matriarch of the Jews.

According to the accounts in Genesis, the will of God coincided with the wishes of Sarah in important family matters. God summoned Hagar to return to her mistress after she fled from Sarah because Sarah treated her harshly (Gen. 16:7-9). God told Abraham to send Hagar away when Sarah wanted this (Gen. 21:9-12) [37].

The Egyptians were subject to plagues when the Pharaoh wanted to take Sarah as his wife (Gen. 12:15-17). Also King Abimelech received threats from God when he tried to make her his wife (Gen. 20:4-7) [37]. This is consistent with Sarah being an avatar of God. Sarah may have put up a charade when three men came along informing Abraham that Sarah would become pregnant (Gen. 18:1-15).



Asenath and Joseph


In Genesis it is written that Joseph was a handsome man (Gen. 39:6-7, Quran 12:30-31). The good looks of Joseph are not only mentioned in Genesis but are even more extensively discussed in the Quran. When Joseph was Viceroy of Egypt, he married Asenath, the daughter of the high-priest Poti-Pherah. There is an apocryphal expansion of Genesis's account of the marriage of Asenath and Joseph. The story may have been invented to explain the marriage of Asenath and Joseph [39]. The origin of the text is unclear but it is from a much later date than Genesis.

Asenath was proud and despised men, but when she saw Joseph she was impressed by his good looks. Joseph at first did not want to marry Asenath because she bowed before idols and did not worship the God of Abraham. Asenath then showed penitence and an angel from heaven came to her camber to bless the marriage. When Asenath told Joseph of the interference of the angel, he decided to marry her. Asenath's apparent penitence and change of faith appear insincere and the result of her desire to marry Joseph. Despite that the marriage was approved by God [39], which might indicate that she was an avatar of God.



Zipporah and Moses


According to the Book of Exodus, Moses married Zipporah [40]. Zipporah saved the life of Moses (Ex. 4:24–26). The nature of the incident has been subject to debate, but the most common interpretation is that God wanted to kill Moses for neglecting the rite of circumcision of his son [41].

Zipporah averted disaster by hastily performing the circumcision rite [41]. She apparently knew of God's intention to kill Moses, even though this happened without notice. She apparently also knew the reason why God wanted to kill Moses. This is consistent with Zipporah being an avatar of God.

In the Quran it is written that Moses sighed and said: "My Lord, indeed I am in need for whatever good You would send down to me." Then one of the the daughters of Reuel came to him and invited him to the house where the proposal for marriage was made (Quran 28:24-27).



Bathsheba and David


According to the Hebrew Bible, Bathsheba caused severe embarrassment to David. Bathsheba was bathing on a location where David could see her naked (2 Sam. 11:2). She became pregnant instantly and her husband Uriah was not willing to sleep with her upon David's request [42]. Even though the marriage between Bathsheba and David can be seen as a sin, God loved Bathsheba's son Solomon (2 Sam. 12:24). In the Quran it is written that God forgave David and gave him a place in the nearness of Gods presence (Quran 38:25).

After the Bathsheba incident David lost control over his kingdom [42]. The prophet Natan told David that his house would be cursed with turmoil because of his sin. David's eldest son Amnon was killed by his half brother Absalom after he had raped Absalom's sister Tamar. Later Absalom was killed after he had declared himself king and raised a revolt against David at Hebron. In this way two potential heirs to the throne were eliminated [42]. In David's old age Bathsheba secured the succession to the throne of Solomon (1 Kings 1:11-31).

The name Bathsheba in English can be split up in Bath and Sheba. This is curious as King David was seduced by Bathsheba bathing naked while his son Solomon was visited by the Queen of Sheba. Bathsheba and the Queen of Sheba might have been avatars of God. According to the Hebrew Bible the Queen of Sheba came to see King Solomon after hearing of his great wisdom. In the Quran the Queen converted to Judaism after an invitation of King Solomon to do so (Quran 27:20-46) [43].




Christianity




Mary Magdalene


The official Gospel indicates that Mary Magdalene was an important person in the life of Jesus, and possibly the most important person. She witnessed the crucifixion from the foot of the cross after the male disciples have fled. She was the first witness to the resurrection and received a special commission from Jesus to tell the apostles of his return (John 20:11–18). Mary Magdalene was called Apostle of the Apostles [44]. In the Gospel of Mark, it is written that Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to anoint Jesus' body (Mark 16:1). Under Jewish law the only women who can anoint a body are family members. This could mean that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.

The apocryphal Gospel of Philip depicts Mary Magdalene as being closer to Jesus than any other disciple. The Gospel of Mary exalts Mary Magdalene over the male disciples of Jesus. The repeated reference in the Gnostic texts of Mary as being loved by Jesus more than the others indicates that the Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John might have been Mary Magdalene and that the text was altered to obfuscate this [44]. The Gospel of John itself also suggests that the Beloved Disciple could be Mary Magdalene as it is written (John 19:25-27):

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.


There is a contradiction that might indicate that the Beloved Disciple must be either Mary the wife of Clopas or Mary Magdalene. As one of those women was already married to Clopas, a loving relation between them would have been inappropriate. Consequently the text could indicate that the Beloved Disciple was Mary Magdalene. The words “Woman, here is your son” may also have been directed to Mary Magdalene, while “Here is your mother” may also have been directed to Mary, the mother of Jesus, considering that God could be a Mother. Apparently there had been rumours that the Beloved Disciple was immortal (John 21:23). If the Beloved Disciple was Mary Magdalene, and if she was an avatar of God, then this makes sense.

The contradictions in the accounts of the life of Jesus inspired a number of novelists to write books like the Da Vinci Code about an alleged conspiracy in the Roman Catholic Church to hide the relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus [45]. The Da Vinci Code depends on the idea that the person at the right hand of Jesus in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper is not the apostle John but Mary Magdalene. In Renaissance paintings John is often depicted as having a female appearance because of his young age. It might not be a mere coincidence that the Gospel of John appears to be modified to imply that the Beloved Disciple was John while John has a female appearance on many renaissance paintings.



The marriage of Jesus


Jesus spoke about himself as the bridegroom (Matt. 9:15, Mark 2:19-20, Luke 5:34-35), which may indicate that being the bridegroom was a central pillar of his messianic mission. Jesus may have been married to God and the identity of the bride may have been erased. The church fathers may have created the image of Jesus being married to the Church (Eph. 5:25-33, 2 Cor. 11:2). Also Jerusalem is mentioned as Jesus' bride (Rev. 21:9-10) while Jerusalem is called our mother (Gal. 4:26). The following is written (John 3:27-29):

To this John replied, "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him.' The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete."


The text suggests that being the Christ means having the bride and that the bride is a gift from heaven. It was customary for a Jewish rabbi to be married and the apostles called him Rabbi (Mark 11:21, John 1:38, 4:31, 6:25, 11:8). Also one of the Pharisees referred to him as Rabbi (John 3:2). The Bride of Christ plays an important role in the New Testament [46]. Within the Judeo-Christian tradition, bridal theology is the New Testament portrayal of the communion with Jesus as a marriage, and God's reign as a wedding banquet [47].

The marriage described in the Gospel of John (John 2:1-11) could be the wedding of Jesus. At a Jewish wedding the guests normally do not give orders. If Jesus was not the groom then the servants should have ignored Jesus and his mother. If they were only guests then is unlikely that his mother would have been occupied with the lack of wine at the wedding [48]. According to this account, Jesus started doing miracles at this wedding, which may indicate that this wedding was crucial in turning him into the Christ.

The texts may have been edited because God being a woman threatened the patriarchal social order. Even more disturbing is the notion that Eve gave birth to Adam and took him as her husband. Christianity in its early stages was a predominantly Jewish affair so there was an incentive to reduce the differences between the Christian and the Jewish theological doctrine. It is possible that Mary Magdalene remained in the background so that Jesus attracted all the attention. Mary Magdalene may have appeared an ordinary woman to other people than Jesus.



Virgin Mary


In the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Orthodox Church, Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, is held in high regard. In Roman Catholicism she is more prominent than Jesus. Roman Catholics light candles for her and pray to her. This may seem idolatry but Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to humans several times and numerous miracles have been attributed to her [49].

One of the most notable appearances was in Lourdes, France, where Virgin Mary was said to have appeared to a peasant girl in 1857. Lourdes became the most popular miracle shrine of Roman Catholicism with six million pilgrims annually. About 7,000 people have claimed to have been cured at Lourdes since the medical bureau began keeping records in 1883, but only 67 were declared to be miracles by the Roman Catholic Church.

Virgin Mary is called Queen of Heaven in Roman Catholic theology [50]. That might relate to Mary Magdalene having been the Mother of the Universe and the Queen of Heaven. Queen of Heaven was also a title given to a number of sky goddesses in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, in particular Anat, Isis, Innana, Astarte, Hera and possibly Asherah [51]. And so there is a picture that goes with Jesus being the Son of God.

 
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God as a Mother


Originally, the title Son of God may have meant that Adam was born of Eve and that Jesus was considered to be reincarnation of Adam. In the Gospel Jesus referred to God as my Father (John 2:16). When Jesus said "I and the Father are one" (John 10:30), he meant that he was acting on behalf of God (John 10:38). He also stated that marriage is the only way to become one with another person as Jesus said: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one" (Mark 10:7-8). This might not be a mere coincidence.

Jesus may have seen himself as a reincarnation of Eve's son and husband Adam as Jesus said that before Abraham was born, he was (John 8:58). In the original creation story of Christianity, the man Adam may have been born from the woman Eve. This could explain why Adam is referred to as Son of God (Luke 3:38) and Jesus as firstborn over all creation (Col. 1:15) as this could imply that Adam was born. Jesus thus might have been born like Adam, from a woman only, without the interference of a man. The Quran states that Jesus and Adam came into being in a similar way as they were both created from dust (Quran: 3:59).

The Virgin Mary veneration stems from the veneration of saints in early Christianity. As prayers were addressed to saints, there were also prayers directed to the mother of Jesus. Over time Virgin Mary became the most prominent saint. Later on statues and images of Virgin Mary have been made, similar to the mother goddess Isis [4]. In this way the Mother Goddess Mary, who had been eliminated from the Gospel, re-entered the Church via a back door. The mythical birth story of Jesus from Virgin Mary could represent the birth of Adam from Eve. As more and more prayers were directed to Virgin Mary, she became a proxy for God.

The Virgin Mary icons and statues are reminiscent of Mother Goddess depictions, which implies a ambiguity in Jesus, Son of God, Son of Mary, and Mary being the Queen of Heaven. The same symbolism can be found in the icon of Islam, as the Moon represents the Mother and the star represents the child within the Biblical context (Gen. 37:9) [52]. This might not be a mere coincidence either.

It is claimed that the St. Mary of Zion Church in Ethiopia contains the original Ark of the Covenant. According to tradition, the Ark came to Ethiopia with Menelik I after visiting his father King Solomon. In the 1950's the Emperor Haile Selassie built a new modern Cathedral next to the old Cathedral of Our Lady Mary of Zion that was open to both men and women. The old church remains accessible only to men. Mary, symbolised by the Ark of the Covenant allegedly resting in its chapel, is the only woman allowed within its compound [53]. This is remarkable because the Ark of the Covenant allegedly was the residence of God (JHWH) while the God of Christianity may have been named Mary.



The life of Jesus


There is little doubt that Jesus has lived. The theory that Jesus never existed at all has very little support among scholars. Still, there is little agreement on the historicity of the narratives found in the Gospels [54]. The Gospels state that Jesus did miracles, but there is no evidence that these miracles did take place. A real miracle however might be that Jesus, as the founder of an obscure Jewish sect, of which there were many at the time, started a movement that evolved into major religion with 2.2 billion followers twenty centuries later. Only Mohammed came close to doing the same by gathering 1.8 billion followers in fourteen centuries. It might not be a coincidence that both Jesus and Mohammed worshiped the same deity.

The miracles Jesus allegedly did, may have caused people to think that Jesus was some kind of half god (Matt. 14:34-36). It may also have influenced Jesus' view of himself (Luke 11:29-32, John 8:23-27). The claim of Jesus being the Son of God and the divine qualities attached to this status have been the source of a theological rift between Judaism and Islam on the one side and Christianity on the other side. The Jewish high priests considered Jesus' claims to be blasphemous and they wanted to have him killed for blasphemy (Mark 14:63-64).

Jesus may have thought that these miracles were the result of his words and actions. His words and actions, as well as the miracles that may have happened, could have been scripted. For example, it is written that Jesus cursed a fig tree and after that it withered (Matt. 21:18-19). The apparent causality is that the curse caused the tree to wither. This incident could be a form of synchronicity or planned coincidence, so the curse and the withering of the fig tree may have been meant to happen in this order.

Jesus might have a special place amongst the prophets because he may have known the identity of God. He may have thought that he was the reincarnation of Adam and that he has an eternal bond with God. This could explain why he expected to return. It could also shed some light on his views regarding marriage (Matt. 19:3-9, Mark 10:2-12) and clarify why love is central in the teachings of Christianity (1 Cor. 13:1-13, 1 John 4: 7-19, Rom. 13:8-10) and thus elucidate the expression that God is love (1 John 4:8). It might also explain why records of Jesus teaching that men are superior to women or that women have to obey their husbands are remarkably absent. The love of God Jesus was speaking of (John 17:23-26) could have been the love of a Goddess for her husband.

Christians believe that the crucifixion of Jesus undid the consequences of The Fall. The Christian theological doctrine states that Jesus died for our sins (Col. 1:22, 1 Pet. 1:19, Heb. 10:10) based on the words of Jesus (Matt. 26:28). According to the Quran the Jews did not kill Jesus (Quran 4:156-159). This could be used refute any claims that Jews may have had on this issue. In the Gospel Jesus said that the crucifixion was his decision based on a command from God (John 10:18). It could also mean that Jesus did not die on the cross but was in suspended animation.

Jesus may have selected Judas to set in motion the events that led to his crucifixion. Jesus may have intended to let this happen as he considered this to be the will of God (Matt. 26:53-54). Jesus may have given Judas the impression that he had a special role. The Gospel of Judas portrays Judas's actions as done in obedience to instructions given by Christ [55]. According to the official Gospel Jesus told Judas to quickly do what he was about to do (John 13:28). One could argue that Judas might have committed suicide because he did not expect Jesus to die on the cross or because he wanted to follow Jesus in death.

 
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Distortions in the Gospels


What exactly happened remains unclear because the Gospels were written down after the life of Jesus. The writer of the Gospel of Luke testifies of his research into the accounts as they were handed down by those who were eyewitnesses and other servants of the word (Luke 1:1-4). The canonical Gospels probably were based on the Gospel of Mark and another no longer existing source [54]. Mark is the oldest gospel and dates from around 70 AD. The differences between Mark and the later Gospels may reflect how early Christians have embellished the story of Jesus.

The initial Gospel of Mark does not have a birth story nor does it mention any post-resurrection appearances. The final lines in the Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:9-20) are a later addition. The birth story appears in the later Gospels, but much of it is fiction. For example, the alleged infanticide by Herod the Great in which he ordered the execution of all young male children in the vicinity of Bethlehem (Matt. 2:16) most likely never took place. Likewise, Jesus may not have been born from a virgin. These inventions may have been introduced to fabricate a fulfillment of a prophecy.

The Gospels are anonymous and were originally untitled, but since the second century they have been associated with certain persons [54]. Most letters attributed to the Church Fathers have turned out to be written later by others. Only seven original letters of Paul of Tarsus are still available. The absence of other sources suggests that important information has been removed. It may have been possible to remove references to Mary Magdalene being God because Jesus attracted attention while Mary Magdalene remained in the backgroud.

The role of Paul in the modifications appears to be crucial. Paul turned Christianity from an obscure Jewish sect into a religion with a universal appeal that became a great success. To achieve this, Paul probably modified the message of Christianity in a fundamental way. Paul was both a Jew and a Roman citizen. As a Jew he may have wanted to bring Christianity more in line with the Jewish theological doctrine. God being a woman and Jesus being her husband did not fit into this picture. As a Roman Paul probably wanted Jesus to accept Roman rule. Jesus may have spurred Jewish resistance by claiming to be King of the Jews. On the other hand, Jesus gave room for Paul's view, because he seemed not to oppose Roman taxes (Mark 12:13-17).

The events and the conclusions that could be drawn from the original texts may have been unsettling. Paul was not a witness to those events as he did not belong to the early followers of Jesus. He claimed to have had a psychosis in which Jesus called him (Acts 9:3-9, Gal. 1:11-16, 1 Cor. 15:3-8). He was not called by Mary Magdalene and he might not have believed that Mary Magdalene was God. Some of the other disciples may have doubted this too as Mary Magdalene probably had remained in the background. There may have been an internal struggle that lasted for decades until the Pauline version of Christianity won out, hence the first surviving Gospel dates from 70 AD, forty years after the death of Jesus.

The Canonical Gospels suggest that Jesus had a very intimate and personal relationship with God. The Canonical Gospels may have been tampered with so alternative sources like the Gnostic Gospels could be used as evidence to reconstruct what happened, even though they are not necessarily more reliable. These sources may highlight other aspects of Jesus' life that the Church wanted to rub out, most notably his close relationship with Mary Magdalene.

There is some evidence suggesting that gender of God has been changed in the texts. The Gospel still shows traces of God being a Mother (John 1:12-13) because it is only possible to be born from a woman. In the letter of James a similar phrase can be found (James 1:18). Jesus is also considered to be born of God (1 John 5:1). The phrase born of God might indicate that God is a woman.

This female imagery of God may have survived because the New Testament was mostly written down in Greek. In Greek it is possible for a male god to give birth. The goddess Athena was born from the head of the male god Zeus [56]. The editors could have been confortable with this phrase while changing the gender of God. The original text could have been written in Aramaic, which was the language Jesus spoke, so this could be evidence of God being a woman. It might not be a coincidence that the first two letters of both parts of the name Mary Magdalene together form the word mama (mother).

There are no records of Jesus having direct contact and conversations with God or angels. Those conversations may have been removed from the texts, but it may also be that private conversations with Mary Magdalene have not been recorded. The lines about Mary Magdalene being troubled by seven daemons (Mark 16:9, Luke 8:2) probably were the result of editing as the lines of Mark 16:9-20 have been added in a later stage. It could also be that pretending to be possessed was part of Mary Magdalene's ploy to chat up Jesus.

There is no direct evidence indicating that Mary Magdalene was an avatar of God. On the contrary, in the Gospel of John Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene. He told her not to hold on to him, for he had not yet ascended to the Father (John 20:11-18). Mark is the oldest Gospel, and considered to be the most reliable. In its original form it abruptly ends before Mary Magdalene meets the resurrected Jesus. The last verses of Mark (Mark 16:9-20) have been added later. The original account may have ended at Mark 16:8, which seems peculiar, or the remainder has been deleted, possibly for not being in line with the Paulinian doctrine.



Contradictions


In Roman Catholicism Mary is referred to as the Mother of God while Jesus is considered to be the Son of God. According to the Christian doctrine, Jesus only had a mother. The Quran mentions that Jesus and his mother were worshipped as gods and that God is not pleased with this (Quran 5:116). The Quran asserts that Jesus was not the Son of God but human (Quran 17:111, 18:4-5, 19:88-93). The Quran tells that God does not have a partner (Quran 3:63) or children (Quran 10:68). The problem with calling Jesus Son of God might not only be the divine status attached to the title, but also the fact that his mother was not God.

Christians believe that Jesus was God in the flesh on Earth based on a text in the Gospel stating: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel", which means, "God with us" (Matt. 1:23). This refers to the words of Isaiah (Isa. 7:14). Isaiah did not predict the arrival of Jesus as he was addressing king Ahaz of Judah. He also did not explicitly predict the birth from a virgin [57]. The physical presence of God in the form of Mary Magdalene may have posed a challenge to the Church so the doctrine of Jesus being God in a human form may have been invented.




Islam




Khadijah, Aisha and Mohammed


According to Islamic historic accounts, Mohammed wed his employer, the 40 year old merchant Khadijah, when he was 25 years old. The marriage was both happy and monogamous. Mohammed relied on Khadijah in many ways until her death 25 years later. Khadijah may have been an avatar of God. Khadijah was an excellent business woman and it is said that she did not worship idols. This was quite unusual on the Arabian peninsula at that time. Khadijah was also the first person to convert to Islam [58].

After Mohammed received his first revelation from the Angel Gabriel, he returned home to Khadija in a state of terror. After calming down, he described the encounter to Khadija, and she comforted him. Khadija supported Mohammed's prophetic mission. It was her encouragement that helped Mohammed to believe in his mission and to spread Islam. Khadija also invested her wealth in the mission [58].

After the death of Khadijah Mohammed married other women. Aisha became Mohammed's favourite wife and he received the most revelations in the company of Aisha [59]. Aisha appeared to be jealous of Mohammed's devotions to the late Khadijah [58] as well as his interest in his other wives [58]. Aisha may have become the avatar of God after the death of Khadijah. Mohammed's wives including Khadijah and Aisha are called Mothers of the Believers in Islam [59].

Even though Mohammed had ordered his wives to stay at home, Aisha took a public and predominant role in politics after his death [59]. After Aisha's troops had been defeated in a battle, she retreated to Medina and became a teacher. Aisha remained an influential figure in Islamic politics. She was known as an intelligent woman who debated law with male companions [59].



God's use of deception


Mohammed may not have correctly remembered all that was passed onto him. There was no codified Quran in the early years of Islam so incorrect reciting and copying may have introduced modifications [60]. Parts of the original texts have been lost as some important reciters of the Quran died or were slain in battle. The Quran also contains verses that seem to be taken from older texts, such as apocryphal Gospels and the Jewish Torah [61]. During the codification of the Quran by Caliph Uthman deviant texts have been destroyed [56].

In the Quran God boasted of being the best schemer capable of deception (Quran 3:54, 7:99, 8:30, 10:21, 13:42). It is also written that God is leading people astray (Quran 4:88, 5:41, 11:34 14:4). According to the Quran, Satan is misleading people because God has misled him (Quran 15:39) and Satan is diligently working in accordance with the plan of God (Quran 38:82). At least God intentionally deceives people because otherwise we would run into a liar's paradox. The Quran reveals a sense of humour not found in the Bible, which is a book written by men. And this is why the Quran could indeed be a message from God.

In Proverbs 25:2 is written: "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings." The use of deception should not come as a surprise as it is logically impossible for us to know God's plan. If I know the future then I will influence the future in such a way that something else will happen. For example, if I did know that I would have a car accident tomorrow then I would remain at home tomorrow and the car accident would never happen. Prophecies cannot reveal information that alters the intended outcome, so they must be vague or only identifiable with hindsight.



The hidden secret


Jesus is called Son of Mary in the Quran (Quran 19:34) while Christians call him Son of God. This reference excludes the possibility of God being the father of Jesus, but it also points at the possibility that the name of God was Mary, a secret only God could know. In the Quran Sura 74 named The Hidden Secret or The Cloaked One it is suggested that the number 19 is related to a hidden secret (Quran 74:30). There has been a controversy surrounding this secret, which should provide evidence that the Quran is a message from God. The hidden secret can also be translated as a man wearing a cloak. God appears to be a man but God may wear a cloak. Sura 19 is named Mary, so the hidden secret could be that the avatar of God was named Mary.

Before the advent of Islam in Arabia, the Meccans used the word Allah for a creator deity, and possibly the supreme God. In Pre-Islamic beliefs Allah had children and companion gods [62]. In the Quran those pagan beliefs surrounding Allah are renounced. The crescent Moon with a star became a symbol for Islam. This symbol has a pagan origin but within the biblical context the Moon symbolises the mother and the star symbolises the child (Gen. 37:9-10). This is the same symbolism as Virgin Mary holding the child Jesus. Both can be seen as symbols for Eve and Adam and Eve being the mother of Adam.




History is her story


 
Inspector Clouseau
 


Introducing clue based guessing


Despite his bumbling and clumsy appearance, chief inspector Jacques Clouseau was always able to solve the mystery. During his investigations he ignored the most obvious explanations of the facts because he was guided by a hunch and some vague clues that only made sense in his mind. How can a clown like him be correct while the apparently competent fail? The answer is that Jacques Clouseau is a fictional character in a story. The plot was always the same. Jacques Clouseau was right.

 
Pink Panther
 
We could live in a fictional world so pink panters may exist just like black swans. So, if you have seen a pink panther then that isn't proof of you being delusional, and probably you have been watching a cartoon. The only point I want to stress here is that I have found some vague clues that point at potential avatars of God. It is not possible to make the argument more convincing so I won't try.

If Mary Magdalene was an avatar of God then God may have had other avatars and she may have played a significant role in her own story. That you can guess without being a scholar or a scientist. I can only be accurate if this universe is a virtual reality running a script in which I am a fictional character that miraculously stumbled upon the plot and filled in the details correctly just because it was the storyline. This cannot be ruled out so I did what I thought was best.



Nefertiti and Akhenaten


The Egyptian Pharao Akhenaten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti have invented monotheism, which is the worship of a single God, some 1,000 years before the Jews did, at least according to historians that base their conclusions on archaeological evidence. According to the Bible, which is still the only reputable source for billions of people, God appeared to Abraham some 600 years before Akhenaten and Nefertiti lived. There is no archaeological evidence to support this account, so that Nefertiti and Akhenaten probably invented monotheism, hence Nefertiti may have been an avatar of God.



Cassandane and Cyrus the Great


Cyrus the Great was one of the first universal kings who ruled many peoples. He respected the customs and religions of the lands he conquered. Cyrus created a successful model for centralised administration and established a government that worked to the advantage and profit of its subjects. Cyrus the Great was also recognised for his achievements in human rights, politics, and military strategy. In Judaism he is considered to be a Messiah, which is a divinely appointed leader, because he financed the building of the Second Temple [63].

His wife Cassandane may have been an avatar of God if the fate of a Jewish Messiahs was often to be married to God. Cyrus the Great had a specially dear love for Cassandane. Cassandane also loved Cyrus to the point that on her death bed she is noted as having found it more bitter to leave Cyrus than to depart her life. When Cassandane died all the nations of Cyrus' Persian empire observed a great mourning. Their daughter Atossa would marry Darius the Great and bear him Xerxes I [63]. All his achievements and possibly being a husband of God did not guarantee a glorious end for Cyrus.

He died in the hands of a woman. If God is a woman, and he was her appointed leader, then this dying in the hands of a woman could symbolise dying in the hands of God. It is at least a bit peculiar as women decided the fate of many important biblical figures. Cyrus the Great was defeated and killed near the Syr Darya by Queen Tomyris after he tried to invade her kingdom. Cyrus the Great is seen as one of the greatest leaders ever. The Iranians have regarded him as The Father, the same title that had been used during the time of Cyrus himself by the peoples of the many nations that he conquered [63].



Olympias and Alexander the Great


Alexander the Great was able to create a large empire in a short timeframe. His lasting legacy is the spread of Greek culture. His mother Olympias insisted that Alexander was the son of Zeus, an idea that was apparently confirmed to him by the oracle of Amun at Siwa [64]. The title Son of Zeus is similar to the title Son of God. Alexander may have been a pragmatic ruler who understood the difficulties of ruling culturally disparate peoples, many of whom lived in kingdoms where the king was divine so his actions may have been an attempt at strengthening his rule and keeping his empire together [64].

According to the ancient Greek historian Plutarch, Alexander's mother Olympias, on the eve of the consummation of her marriage to his father Philip, dreamed that her womb was struck by a thunder bolt. Philip was said to have seen himself in a dream, sealing up his wife's womb with a seal upon which was engraved the image of a lion. Plutarch offered a variety of interpretations of these dreams, for example that Olympia was pregnant before her marriage or that Alexander's father was Zeus [64]. This story looks similar to the tale of Virgin Mary giving birth to Jesus.

In Judaism Alexander the Great is seen as a divinely appointed king or a Messiah. The Quran mentions Alexander the Great as a prophet (Quran 18:83-88). The Alexander legends have similarities to the story in the Quran but they are more elaborate and describe Alexander's alleged deeds, such as the story of Alexander building a wall at the end of the Earth. The Christians of the Near East made a saint out of Alexander. Elements of the Alexander legends were combined with Biblical tales such as those about Gog and Magog. Those legends might have found their way into the Quran [65].



Qin Shi Huang


Qin Shi Huang is considered to be the first Emperor of China. He was called Son of Heaven, a title similar to Son of God. He introduced a number of reforms and projects, such as a central administration, a standardised script, the Lingqu canal and a national road system. He started the building of the Great Wall. During his reign appointments became based on merit instead of hereditary rights. After his death the Empire crumbled away within a short period [66].

Qin Shi Huang standardised the Chinese units of measurements for weights and measures, the currency, and the length of the axles of carts [66]. This resembles the standardisation of units of measurements by Napoleon in the metric system. Qin Shi Huang ordered most existing books to be burned with the exception of those on astrology, agriculture, medicine, divination and the history of the State of Qin [66]. This resembles the book burning by the Nazis.

Qin Shi Huang became obsessed with acquiring immortality. He desperately sought the elixir of life to become immortal [66]. Immortality is also attributed to Jesus and many people expect Jesus to return. In the 2008 film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Qin Shi Huang was brought back alive after more than 2,000 years [66]. Many people expect that Jesus will return after nearly 2,000 years. Qin Shi Huang's mother could have been an avatar of God.



Cleopatra and Julius Caesar


Cleopatra VII was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She presented herself as a reincarnation of the Egyptian goddess Isis [67]. Egyptian Pharao's were seen as deputees of the gods but Cleopatra claimed to be a goddess herself. Cleopatra was a great beauty that was complemented with wit, charm and a sweet voice. She was able to conquer the world's most powerful men [67]. She made Julius Caesar abandon his plans to annex Egypt and back her claim to the throne [66].

Cleopatra may have been an avatar of God. There are some remote similarities between Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ. Julius Caesar, as he is commonly known, has the same initials as Jesus Christ. He was born into a family that claimed to be descendants the goddess Venus [68]. Jesus Christ is called Son of God. Julius Caesar had a death by betrayal while Christians believe that Jesus Christ was killed by betrayal of Judas. Julius Caesar was deified after his death like Jesus [68].



Theodora and Justinian I


Theodora probably was the most influential and powerful woman in the history of the Roman Empire [69]. A contemporary official, Joannes Laurentius Lydus, remarked that she was superior in intelligence to any man [70]. Justinian recognised this as well, and allowed her to share his throne and take an active part in decision making. Theodora could have been an avatar of God.

Her father was a bear trainer in Constantinople and her mother was a dancer and an actress. As a young woman Theodora earned her living as an actress, which included prostitution. In 522 she gave up her former lifestyle and settled as a wool spinner in a house near the palace in Constantinople. Her beauty, wit and amusing character drew attention from Justinian, who wanted to marry her. Justinian married Theodora when she already had a daughter [69].

During the Nika Riots in Constantinople, rioters set many public buildings on fire and proclaimed a new Emperor. Unable to control the mob, Justinian and his officials prepared to flee. At a meeting of the government council, Theodora spoke out against this plan. Her determined speech convinced them to stay. Justinian ordered his loyal troops led by two reliable officers to attack the demonstrators [69]. The revolt was successfully subdued.

Following the Nika revolt, Justinian and Theodora rebuilt and reformed Constantinople and made it the most splendid city of the world, building or rebuilding aqueducts, bridges and more than twenty five churches. The greatest of these was Hagia Sophia, which is considered one of the architectural wonders of the world [69]. Theodora participated in Justinian's legal and spiritual reforms and her involvement in the increase of the rights of women was substantial [69].



Maria and Harald III of Norway


Harald Sigurdsson was King of Norway from 1046 until 1066. After the Battle of Stiklestad in 1031, which he fought on the side of his father King Olaf II, he had to flee Norway. In 1031 Harald and his men reached the land of the Kievan Rus, where they served in the armies of Yaroslav I the Wise. Later Harald served as a mercenary in the Byzantian army between 1034 and 1042 [71]. He was imprisoned because of Byzantian palace intrigues but he managed to escape. The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway Saga of Harald Hardrade mentions the following:

There was a young and beautiful girl called Maria, a brother's daughter of the empress Zoe, and Harald had paid his addresses to her; but the empress had given him a refusal.


Based on the saga, Michael Ennis wrote the novel Byzantium, which speculated about a love affair between Maria and Harald. In 1046 Harald returned to Norway and became King [71]. Harald died during a failed invasion of England at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. His daughter Maria died on the same day in Norway [71]. In Michael Ennis' novel, his daughter Maria was a reincarnation of his former lover Maria, who had died during his escape from Constantinople. She wanted to be with him and dropped dead when he died. Maria may have been an avatar of God. A song named The Great Escape was dedicated to Harald [72].



Hildegard von Bingen


Hildegard von Bingen was a 12th century author, counsellor, linguist, naturalist, scientist, philosopher, physician, herbalist, poet, visionary and composer. Hildegard von Bingen communicated with Pope Eugene III and Anastasius IV, statesmen such as Abbot Suger, German emperors such as Frederick I Barbarossa, and other notable figures such as Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, who advanced her work at the Synod of Trier in 1147 and 1148 [73]. She might have been an avatar of God.

Hildegard von Bingen had visions. About her visions Hildegard said that she first had unusual perceptions at the age of three, and by the age of five she began to understand that she was experiencing visions. She used the term visio for her experiences, and said that she recognised that it was a gift that she could not explain to others. Hildegard explained that she saw all things in the light of God through the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch [73].

Hildegard spoke out against church practises such as simony and for this she is honoured in Lutheranism. Many abbots and abbesses asked her for prayers and opinions on various matters. She travelled widely during her four preaching tours. She had several fanatic followers, including Guibert of Gembloux. In addition, Hildegard influenced several monastic women of her time and the centuries that followed. About the origin of women and men Hildegard wrote:

Woman may be made from man, but no man can be made without a woman.


The statements of Hildegard von Bingen regarding sex were explicit. She was the first to describe a female orgasm [74]. This was unusual for a nun in the 12th century. According to Hildegard, Adam had a pure voice and joined the angels in singing praises to God before the Fall. The song Kinderballade (Child's ballad) of Boudewijn de Groot makes the similar suggestion. At the time Hildegard lived, an anonymous monk in the Netherlands wrote down the oldest known written sentence of the Dutch language:

hebban olla uogala nestas hagunnan hinase hic anda thu uuat unbidan uue nu.


The English translation for this sentence is: "Have all birds started nests except me and you. Do we start now?" There are many possible explanations, and they are all mere speculation as there is no information availabe about the identity and life of the monk. One possiblity is that Hildegard von Bingen was an avatar of God, and that she contacted the monk using voodoo techniques, thereby presenting herself as his lover.



Joan of Arc


Joan of Arc was a peasant girl born in eastern France who claimed to have divine guidance. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War and paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII. She was captured by the Burgundians, transferred to the English for money, put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais, and burned at the stake at the age of nineteen [75].

By the beginning of 1429, nearly all of northern France and some parts of the southwest were under foreign control. The English controlled Paris while the Burgundians controlled Rheims, the traditional site of French coronations. After years of one humiliating defeat after another, both the military and civil leadership of France were demoralised and discredited.

Joan of Arc came from an obscure village and rose to prominence as a teenager and an uneducated peasant. She turned the war into a popular war of national liberation. She rejected the cautious strategy of the French leadership during previous campaigns, and led the French army to a number of stunning victories. The acts of Joan of Arc defy conventional explanations.

Her visions have remained an ongoing topic of interest. A number of recent scholars attempted to explain her visions in psychiatric or neurological terms. Documents from her own era and historians prior to the twentieth century generally assume that she was both healthy and sane [75]. A possible explanation for the remarkable events is that Joan of Arc was an avatar of God.



Isabella I of Castile


Isabella I of Castile was Queen of Castile and León. She and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, united Spain. From an early age, Isabella was forced into several betrothals by her brother Henry, all of which were beneficial to his political needs. In 1465 an attempt was made to marry Isabella to Alfonso V of Portugal. Isabella was wary of the marriage and refused to consent. Then a civil war broke out in Castile. As part of an agreement to restore peace, Isabella was to be betrothed to Pedro Giron, Maestre de Order of Calatrava and brother to the King’s favorite, Juan Pacheco [76].

Isabella prayed to God that the marriage would not come to pass. Her prayers were answered when Don Pedro suddenly fell ill and died while on his way to meet his fiancée. Isabella may have been an avatar of God and this may explain why God appeared to have answered her prayers. Her brother made another effort to arrange a marriage but Isabella refused and secretly negotiated a marriage with Ferdinand of Aragon. In this way her intiative created Spain. After Isabella had secured the throne, she initiated a number of successful reforms in the areas of government, finances, legal code, policing and crime reduction [76].

In 1492 Queen Isabella agreed to sponsor Christopher Columbus on an expedition to reach the Indies by sailing west, resulting in the discovery of the American continent [76]. Her initiative produced one of the most important historic events ever. 500 years later, a film about this event was made. The name is "1492: Conquest of Paradise", which is a bit peculiar considering that Isabella might have been an avatar of God [77]. With the institution of the Roman Catholic Inquisition, Spain started to pursue a policy of religious and national unity. Jews as well as Muslims were forced to convert to Christianity or to leave the country [75].



Katharina von Bora and Martin Luther


Martin Luther initiated the Protestant Reformation. He disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment of sin could be purchased with money. His revolutionary theology challenged the authority of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge. His marriage to Katharina von Bora set a model for the practise of clerical marriage, allowing Protestant priests to marry [78]. In Germany Martin Luther is considered to be a prophet.

Katharina von Bora may have been an avatar of God, but there is an overlap between her life and the lives of Isabella I of Castile and Elisabeth I. Some coincidences surrounding the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968 suggest that God considers Martin Luther to be an important prophet. Martin Luther King was killed on 4 April 1967. April 4 (4/4) is a date consisting of two digits that together form the number 44, which is a multiple of 11. On 4 April 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, Martin Luther King spoke out against the Vietnam War. Both dates being 4/4 can be seen as an 11:11-reference.

Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, which is the location of Graceland, the home of Elvis. Elvis was known as The King. Many people believe that Elvis still lives like Jesus, who is also considered to be the King. In the song Pride (In the name of love) Jesus is linked to the killing of Martin Luther King. The last name of Martin Luther King may indicate that Martin Luther could be seen as a reincarnation of Adam and Jesus. Martin Luther was named after Saint Martin. He was baptised on 11 November (11/11) 1483 (St. Martin's Day). St. Martin's Day itself is part of a 'spooky' coincidence and related to the 11-phenomenon [34].



Elisabeth I


Queen Elisabeth I of England is one of the most successful monarchs ever. During the reign of Elisabeth I the foundation was laid for the Anglo Saxon world domination that lasts until today as Great Britain became the dominant nation of the world until the United States took over. During her reign, the Spanish Armada was defeated and the remainder was lost in a storm [79], which effectively ended the Spanish predominance on the seas.

A curious sequence of events made Elisabeth I Queen of England. Upon hearing of her accession to the throne, she reportedly quoted the 118th Psalm's twenty-third line: "It is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes [80]." Elisabeth I may have been an avatar of God, and thus could be seen as a reincarnation of Eve. It is therefore remarkable that an image of a snake has been discovered in a 16th century portrait of Queen Elizabeth I [81]. Elizabeth's unmarried status inspired a cult of virginity. In poetry and portraiture, Elisabeth was depicted as a virgin or a goddess or both [78].



Françoise d'Aubigné and Louis XIV


Louis XIV, known as the Sun King, was one of the most successful rulers of France. He was the most prominent adherent of the theory of the divine right of kings, which advocated the divine origin and lack of temporal restraint of monarchical rule. Nowadays, such a position might be only be applicable to Jesus, if he returns. Few rulers in world history have commemorated themselves in as grand a manner as Louis XIV did. He commissioned numerous works of art to portray himself, for example as a Roman emperor, the god Apollo or Alexander the Great [82].

Apart from his vanity, Louis XIV was known for the many wars he waged. At the end of his reign he warned his successor not to become like him [82]. The Beatles wrote the song Sun King referring to him. During his first marriage Louis had a number of mistresses. He was more faithful to his second wife Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon. They married after the death of Louis' first wife [83]. Françoise d'Aubigné may have been an avatar of God. Her influence on Louis XIV was probably significant [79].



Catherine the Great


Catherine the Great may have been an avatar of God. She took power after a conspiracy deposed her estranged husband. She was one of he most successful monarchs of the Age of Enlightenment. During her reign a large territory was added to Russia and Russia became recognised as one of the great powers of Europe. Catherine took many lovers during her reign. Her last lover Prince Zubov was 40 years younger [84].


Napoleon Bonaparte


Napoleon Bonaparte emerged as the leader of France after the French Revolution. He initiated a number of reforms that are still important today, such as the metric system and judiciary reforms. Napoleon emancipated Jews as well as other religions from restrictive laws and gave them rights to property, worship and careers [85]. Remarkably, the Jewish Rothschilds had a significant role in bringing down Napoleon Bonaparte [86].

The parallels between Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler are striking. These are discussed in The Universe As a Virtual Reality. Due to his successes in the wars he fought, often with unconventional methods against numerically superior enemies, he is seen as one of the greatest military commanders of all time. Napoleon had a photographic memory and could instantly organise and integrate all available information, generating brilliant insights on complex situations [85].

If Catherine the Great was an avatar of God then it seems unlikely that Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife Joséphine de Beauharnais was an avatar of God. His second wife, Marie Louise of Austria, fits better in terms of time period, but there is nothing to support this idea, except that Napoleon Bonaparte qualifies for having been God's husband. The marriage between Marie Louise and Napoleon Bonaparte was happy and she gave him a heir to the throne.



Lucretia and James A. Garfield


James A. Garfield was assassinated shortly after he became President of the United States [87]. He was shot on 2 July 1881, by Charles J. Guiteau, who was disgruntled by his failed efforts to secure a federal post as United States consul in Paris [87]. Because the assassination took place shortly after President Garfield spoke out against the banking system, some conspiracy theorists believe that bankers were behind the assassination.

On 12 January 2010 a previously unknown life insurance policy on the life of Garfield was discovered in Orient, New York. The policy was found in a family scrap book dating from the same period of his death and had a benefit amount of $10,000. It was opened on 18 May 1881, just 45 days prior to the date Garfield was shot by Guiteau, and was surrendered and signed by Mrs. Lucretia Garfield and Joseph Stanley-Brown, both witnesses to Garfield's death [88].

Mrs. Lucretia Garfield may have been an avatar of God and thus may have had foreknowledge of the assassination, which could explain that she had obtained a life insurance policy on the life of her husband. It is certainly curious that they married on 11 November (11/11) 1858 (1+8+5+8=11+11). Mrs. Lucretia Garfield lived a quiet and comfortable life after the death of her husband [89].



Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler


Biblical parallels

Jesus is considered to be the personification of good while Adolf Hitler is seen as the personification of evil. Closer inspection reveals a number of biblical parallels between them. Many Germans considered Adolf Hitler as their saviour and he was worshipped like one. Some Christians often talk about rapture when people will be brought up in the clouds to meet Jesus (1 Thess. 4:17). A more common meaning of rapture is ecstasy, enchantment, enthusiasm and admiration. Probably no other person in history caused as much rapture as Adolf Hitler did.

Adolf Hitler gave the Germans the idea that they were the chosen people with his Nazi theories about Germans being of a superior race. Like Moses he promised that he would end the unjust oppression, in this case caused by the Treaty of Versailles. Adolf Hitler claimed that the Third Reich would last a thousand years while Revelation (Rev. 20:1-6) mentions the reign of Christ lasting a thousand years. It is therefore not very surprising that a British intelligence report noted that a paranoid Adolf Hitler developed a messiah complex towards the end of the war [90].

The Bible states talks about the bond between the people and the land that cannot be broken and that the land cannot be sold (Lev. 25:8-34). This is similar to the Nazi ideology of Blood and Soil that focuses on ethnicity and homeland. Blood and Soil celebrates the relationship of a people to the land they occupy and cultivate, and it places a high value on the virtues of rural living. The State Hereditary Farm Law of 1933 implemented this ideology. Selected lands were declared hereditary, to pass from father to eldest son. Those lands could not be mortgaged or alienated [91].

The name of the mistress and later wife of Adolf Hitler was Eva Braun [92], which means Eve Brown in English. Her name is peculiar because of Eva Braun's affection for nude sunbathing and being photographed naked [93]. Despite being seemingly timid, Eva defied Adolf Hitler by doing this. Like Eve in Paradise Eva Braun had no problem with being naked, while sunbathing made her skin brown.

Many historians consider Eva Braun as an insignificant woman but opinions differ. There is a letter demonstrating that Eva knew of the concentration camps and the gas chambers. Some Nazi-officials close to Adolf Hitler have stated that Eva Braun was at the centre of Hitler's life for most of his 12 years in power [93]. Eva Braun probably was a committed woman who won Hitler's affections, enjoyed a healthy sex life with him, sympathised with Nazi politics and gave him psychological support [94]. Adolf Hitler survived more than 25 assassination plots [94]. After learning about the failed plot to kill Hitler in 1944, Eva Braun wrote to Adolf Hitler [92]:

From our first meeting I swore to follow you anywhere even unto death. I live only for your love.


Eva Braun unsuccessfully tried to kill herself twice. At the end of the war Eva Braun married Adolf Hitler and they committed suicide together. In the final days of the Third Reich she appeared to be merry. Her ambitions may have been finally realised when she married Adolf Hitler [96]. This might appear to be a peculiar sense of romance, but the idea of Eva Braun being an avatar of God could shed another light on this issue.

The birthplace of Adolf Hitler was Braunau am Inn [97]. Brown Shirts became a nickname for the Nazis because the paramilitary organisation of the German Nazi Party had brown uniforms. Brown is still the colour associated with the Nazi ideology. Those coincidences may point at the influence of Eva on Adolf Hitler and his ideology having been far greater than historians think. Lucretia Garfield died six years after Eva Braun was born, so if both were avatars of God then God may have switched to the role of Eva Braun years after Eva was born.

It is also curious that Adolf Hitler was the 55th member of the German Worker's party [97] and later received party number 555 as the numbering was rearranged and started at 501 to make the party appear larger.


Political views

The Treaty of Versailles imposed a huge debt on Germany that could be paid only in gold or foreign currencies. This caused economic hardship and the hyperinflation during the Weimar Republic. With its gold depleted, the German government attempted to buy foreign currency with German currency but this caused the German Mark to fall in value. German prices of goods rose rapidly. This increased the cost of operating the German government, which could not be financed by raising taxes. The budget deficit grew rapidly and was financed by the central bank printing more money. When the German people realised that their money was losing value, they spent it quickly. The ensuing higher monetary velocity caused a more rapid increase in prices [98].

Like many Germans Adolf Hitler considered the Peace Treaty of Versailles to be unjust [97]. One of the provisions in the treaty was that Germany accepted responsibility for causing World War I and had to pay reparations. John Maynard Keynes already warned for the harsh peace terms imposed upon Germany after World War I. In his work The Economic Consequences of the Peace published in 1919, he spoke out in strong terms against the war reparations.

Adolf Hitler opposed interest. Shortly after World War I Adolf Hitler attended a lecture of Dr. Gottfried Feder, named The Abolition of the Interest Servitude. Feder's lecture was the main reason for Adolf Hitler to join the German Workers Party, which later was renamed into the National Socialist German Workers Party. The ideas of Feder became central in Adolf Hitler's views on international finance. His ideas about interest were similar to those expressed in the Bible and the Quran [99]. In his book Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler wrote:

To my mind, Feder's merit consisted in the ruthless and trenchant way in which he described the double character of the capital engaged in stock exchange and loan transactions, laying bare the fact that this capital is ever and always dependent on the payment of interest. In fundamental questions his statements were so full of common sense that those who criticised him did not deny that his ideas were fundamentally sound, but they doubted whether it would be possible to put these ideas into practise. To me this seemed the strongest point in Feder's teaching, though others considered it a weak point.

I understood immediately that here was a truth of transcendental importance for the future of the German people. The absolute separation of stock exchange capital from the economic life of the nation would make it possible to oppose the process of internationalisation in German business without at the same time attacking capital at such, for to do this would be to jeopardise the foundations of our national independence. I clearly saw what was developing in Germany, and I realised then that the stiffest fight we would have to wage would not be against the enemy nations but against international capital. In Feder's speech I found an effective rallying-cry for our coming struggle.


Hitler thought that the destruction of the weak and sick is more humane than their protection. As Nazism was influenced by social Darwinism, Hitler may have thought that civilisation blocks the laws of nature from doing their work. In this way the human race could degenerate. Social Darwinists generally argue that the strong should see their wealth and power increase while the weak should see their wealth and power decrease. Taken to the extreme, this means that the weak must perish. Adolf Hitler hated the parliamentary system, which he believed to be corrupt in principle as those who reach power are inherent opportunists [100].


The Jews

In his book Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler wrote about an alleged Jewish conspiracy to gain world leadership. He claimed that his attitude towards Jews was tolerant at first. He wrote that when he first encountered anti-Semitic texts he dismissed them as unworthy of serious consideration [100]. Adolf Hitler said that he became an anti-Semite in Vienna when being confronted with Orthodox Jews. It is remarkable that Adolf Hitler's racial superiority thinking has much in common with the concept of a chosen people in Judaism.

Adolf Hitler thought that interest on money reduces people to serfdom and he felt that there is a link between economic suffering, international finance, interest and Judaism. In his book in Mein Kampf he proposed the removal of the Jews from Germany [101]. Throughout the 1930's the Nazi's tried to remove Jews from Germany by helping them to emigrate to Palestine in cooperation with the Zionist Federation of Germany [102]. Adolf Hitler then called Zionism a great movement, because according to him, one cannot be both a German and a Jew at the same time.

The extermination of the Jews seems not to have been on the agenda at that time. Approximately 60,000 Jews emigrated to Palestine under the Haavara Agreement. The extermination camps began operation in 1941. The atrocities committed by the Nazis became an important reason for the creation of state of Israel in 1947. In this way Adolf Hitler, who acted in many ways like Moses, played a significant role in bringing the Jews back to the Promised Land.

Jews have a prominent position in the financial sector and had a crucial role in the introduction and spread of interest on money. In the Quran the Jews were warned specifically (Quran 4:160-161). Interest is related to using gold as money. Gold does not depreciate, making interest on money unavoidable. This might explain the severe punishment for worshipping the golden calf, which could be seen as a representation of Mammon (Ex. 32: 25-29).

Adolf Hitler's views were racist beyond any doubt, but it may be a misconception to assume that the extermination of Jews was done on racist motives only. The objective may also have been to eliminate Jewish culture and to remove a perceived threat for future Germany. In a correspondence with Martin Bormann on 3 February 1945, Adolf Hitler wrote:

We use the term Jewish race merely for reasons of linguistic convenience, for in the real sense of the word, and from a genetic point of view, there is no Jewish race. ... The Jewish race is above all a community of the spirit. Spiritual race is of a more solid and more durable kind than natural race.


Adolf Hitler feared that the Jews could take control of Germany and exploit its people. Jews did well in the United States where they could prosper without restrictions. American Jews are disproportionately represented in business, academia and politics. Historian Edward Shapiro cites a Forbes magazine survey from the 1980s, which showed that, of the 400 richest Americans, over 100 were Jewish, which was nine times greater than would be expected based on the overall population. Shapiro also estimated that over 30% of American billionaires are Jewish, and he cites a 1986 issue of Financial World that listed the top 100 money makers in 1985, of which half the people mentioned were Jewish [103].

This might not have benefited the general population. Non-productive activities in the financial sector may have harmed the real economy and may have contributed to a reduction in living standards. It might not be a coincidence that despite economic growth, real wages in the United States have remained stagnant for decades, while the US financial sector comprised only 10% of total non-farm business profits in 1947, but grew to 50% by 2010 [104]. There is a disproportionate number of Jews in the top 1% of richest people in general as well as finance.

The importance of campaign contributions makes the United States political system more prone to corruption than any other modern Western democracy. It might not be a coincidence that the richest people thrive, possibly at the expense of the population at large, while they are important contributors to political campaigns. It might also not be surprising that Israel has a strong influence on the foreign policy of the United States. Jewish pressure groups like the ADL try to intimidate politicians and academics that are critical of Israel. The distinction between criticism on Israel and anti-Semitism is not always clear, and using Jewish stereotypes is considered to be anti-Semitic [103], which makes it difficult to discuss issues that might confirm those stereotypes.


Mixing cultures

The Nazi ideology holds that mixing races is a bad idea. For a time Adolf Hitler lived in the slums of Vienna with minorities such as Jews, Czechs, Croatians and Italians. He may have concluded that the slums were a bad place to live in because of the minorities. Humans like all other social animals are xenophobic and instinctively divide humanity into us and them [105]. The race chaos in cities in Nazi ideology [91], can be seen as cultural chaos. Certain quarters of big cities in Western Europe and the United States where minorities are concentrated have become spots of trouble. If the services provided by the government such as police, sewage and garbage collection break down, those quarters could become slums as there is often little social cohesion and organisation in those neighbourhoods.

Crime statistics show a predominance of certain ethnic groups. The influx of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe has shown that conflicting cultural values can lead to civil unrest. The war in former Yugoslavia has demonstrated that civil war is possible, even when people have lived relatively peacefully together for centuries. Feelings of xenophobia come from a natural tendency of self preservation. Conflicting cultures and values can pose a threat to the stability of a country, for example tribal values versus societal values. Minorities are often as racist as the majority, and possibly even more. This does not mean that the multicultural societies of the West have failed, but their future might depend on acknowledging these difficult issues and finding acceptable solutions for them.




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The end is near


Humanity has arrived at a critical juncture and history as we know it is about to end. There are a few issues that make such a scenario realistic. First, the exponential growth of the human impact on the planet is about to end in one way or another. Second, technological developments are about to change human life in an unrecognisable way. Third, the simulation argument may enable us to discover that we ourselves could be living inside a simulation.

For centuries doom prophets have predicted that the end is near. Many religious people await a final showdown between the forces of good and evil. The Abrahamic religions expect the arrival of a Messiah. Armageddon, more commonly known as the battle against the Antichrist, is the expected scenario for the End of Times. Visions about the End of Times are strongly influenced by the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos.

Insofar Revelation can be matched to real events, a possible candidate for being the Antichrist was Adolf Hitler. There are a number of parallels between Jesus and Adolf Hitler. The rapture he caused could make him count as a false messiah. Hitler is seen as the personification of evil while Jesus is seen as the personification of good. In this way Adolf Hitler can be seen as the opposite of Christ, so that the logic of calling him the Antichrist is not so far-fetched.

If we live in a controlled simulation then there are no real forces of good and evil at play. Moral systems have a biological as well as a cultural origin, and are related to the survival of the group and the species. Humans are social animals and they need a group to survive. Good actions help the group, the nation or humanity, while evil actions do the opposite.

Jesus' prediction of his own return could have been based on his feeling that he was a reincarnation of Adam and that he lived eternally. There is no evidence of Jesus having any memory of being Adam, but there is evidence of him thinking that he was Adam. For that reason Jesus may not return even though his character and memory could have been saved in the memory banks of the computer system running the virtual reality we are living in.



Messages in pop music


The medium

If the end times are near then there may have been signs and messages indicating this. It appears that pop music has been elected as a medium to convey messages of this kind, even though artists and songwriters appear to have been unaware of this. The existence of a song named God is a DJ might not be a mere coincidence. Some people suspected that there were Satanic messages hidden in pop music, while it may turn out that messages of God were hidden in pop music.

"I am the one the only one, I am the god of kingdom come", is a line sung by Queen in the song Gimme The Prize. Queen was singing this line while the God of kingdom come might be a Queen. The song Joga of Björk suggests that accidents and incidents may have been used to give a message to a specific person. This message seems to be related to emergency. This is remarkable because of the incidents related to the emergency telephone numbers, most notably the September 11 attacks. It is unlikely that the songwriters have intended this to happen in this way.

The song The Infant King of The Nits can be seen as a reference to the bridegroom of God. He seems to be on his way to meet the Bride. On the background there appears to be a social and financial collapse as "the world is cracking up, it's plain to see" and "ome gold works wonders when you want to go." The song Hotel California of the Eagles may refer to our existence in the simulation. The lady in the song could be God.

Lyrics like First we take Manhattan and Democracy of Leonard Cohen as well as Long Road Out Of Eden Eagles might suggest that the United States will be the first country to change. The United States has a failing political system. Even more importantly, the United States harbours a large number of people who believe in all kinds of conspiracy theories. The idea that Paul rewrote the Gospel in order to hide that Mary Magdalene was an avatar of God can be considered the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories. The United States may prove to be a fertile ground for such an idea.

There are only a few songs with hidden messages while there are hundreds of thousands pop music lyrics. It is therefore interesting that most of the alleged messages appear in a few albums. If two or more lyrics in one album appear to have such messages, it is more likely not a coincidence than when there is only one. If those texts had been accidental then the alleged messages probably would have been more evenly spread among artists and albums.

For example, the Fourth Album of Led Zeppelin contains both Stairway To Heaven and Going To California. Similarly, the album Adieu Sweet Bahnhof contains both Woman Cactus and The Infant King. Kate Bush's album The Kick Inside features both Strange Phenomena and The Man With the Child In His Eyes. This makes coincidence less likely. The album The Great Escape of Ilse Delange stands out in this respect.


The Great Escape

In this album God appears to tell a specific person to prepare for the things to come. The Great Escape is also the name of the fourth album made by the English rock band Blur. It was released on 11 September 1994. The total length of this album is 56 minutes and 56 seconds [106]. 11 September can be rewritten as 9/11, which is the US emergency telephone number. 56:56 is an 11:11 combination because 5+6=11. 56+56=112, while 112 is the European emergency telephone number. It is also remarkable that a song named The Great Escape was dedicated to Harald III of Norway [72].
Conchita Wurst
Conchita Wurst

Ilse Delange was born on 13 May 1977 in Almelo, a town in the region of Twente in The Netherlands. This was the hometown of Herman Finkers, a comedian who wrote Kroamschudd'n in Mariaparochie [107]. Kroamschudd'n in Mariaparochie is a short animation picture on the subject of Christ being born in Twente.

13 May is also the date of one of the largest accidents that ever happened in Twente. On 13 May 2000, the 23th birthday of Ilse Delange, a fireworks plant in Enschede exploded, killing 23 people [108]. On the same day the Eurovision Song Contest of 2000 was held. In 2014 Ilse Delange took part in this contest and came in second. Remarkably, the 2014 contest was won by Conchita Wurst, who was considered to be a Jesus look alike.

The first track Reach For The Light might express that God remembers the past and that this specific person does not. The second track The Lonely One could refer to God using her powers to make his life unpleasant. The third track The Great Escape could refer to God contacting someone using supernatural powers.

The song Carry Hope can be interpreted as God ordering this specific person to accept his new role. The track Was It Love might suggest that God created this world for the pursuit of love. The song Miss Politician may refer to God interfering with politics. The track I Love You may indicate that she rejected him previously. Below is the complete list of the songs on the album [109]:

Reach For The Light - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 4:35
The Lonely One - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 3:51
The Great Escape - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 4:01
Was It Love - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 4:04
I Always Will - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 5:17
Miss Politician - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard - 3:40
Don't You Let Go Of Me - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 5:05
Carry Hope - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 4:19
Waterfall - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 3:51
Far Away - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 4:22
I Love You - (I. DeLange / B. Gaitsch) - 3:52
The Valley - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 4:16
When - (I. DeLange / P. Leonard) - 3:57


Overview

Possible refererences to God being a woman:
- Gimme The Prize - Queen [6]: The God of kingdom come is a Queen.
- Joga - Björk [6]: She can make accidents happen.
- Carry Hope - Ilse Delange [6]: She says: "There is nothing but the power to believe in me."
- Going To California - Led Zeppelin [6]: She is a Queen who was never born.
- Grijze Dame (Gray Lady) - Boudewijn de Groot [8]: She appears to have the power to kill someone by thinking of it.
- Hotel California - Eagles [6][7]: Her appearance was accompanied by the mission bell and she can have anything she wants.
- Kinderballade (Child's ballad) - Boudewijn de Groot: An impression of what may have happened in the Garden of Eden.
- She Moves On - Paul Simon [6]: She says: "Ooh my storybook lover, you have underestimated my power, as you shortly will discover".
- The Lonely One - Ilse Delange [6][7]: She says: "I am the only princess, I'm indestructible, I am winged victory."
- Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin [6][7]: There is a lady we all know. With a word she can get what she came for.
- Was It Love - Ilse Delange [6]: She says: "And they're locked inside belief, but they're not inside of me."
- A Place To Call My Own - Genesis [6]: May refer to Eve being the mother of Adam.

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Songs that may refer to God and the bridegroom:
- Achter de Hemelpoort (Behind the Gates Of Heaven) - Boudewijn de Groot [6]: God is depicted as a couple.
- All Is Full Of Love - Björk [7]: Everything around him is showing her love.
- The Infant King - The Nits [6]: This song may refer to the Bridegroom of God.
- First Person On Earth - Tracy Chapman [6]: A love song of Eve for Adam.
- Flowers - Talking Heads [7]: About the new Garden of Eden.
- The Man With the Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush [8][9]: There is a telepathic relationship between them.
- On the Way - Gerry Rafferty [7]: Only one woman and one man will bring a love that will not cease.
- Loves Me Like a Rock - Paul Simon [6]: There is a mother and child relationship between them.
- Set the Controls For the Heart Of the Sun - Pink Floyd [6]: The sun is the male symbol, possibly referring to this relationship.

Songs that may be related to her contacting him using telepathy, voodoo and unusual coincidences:
- The Great Escape - Ilse Delange [6]: She used a force to pull him into a shadow world.
- Woman Cactus - The Nits [6]: Referring to the use of voodoo.
- Poison Prince - Amy MacDonald [6]: She knows his thoughts and can look through his eyes.
- Strange Phenomena - Kate Bush [6]: The contact is accompanied by strange phenomena and coincidences on the radio, hence in popmusic lyrics.
- The Man With the Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush [6]: There is a telepathic relationship between them.
- Miss Politician - Ilse Delange [7]: Her political activities are called a transmission.
- Radar Love - Golden Earring [6][7]: About a telepathic relationship and messages coming from above.

Songs that may apply to the Mother and child relationship:
- A Place To Call My Own - Genesis [6]: May refer to Eve as the Mother of Adam.
- Loves Me Like a Rock - Paul Simon [6]: May refer to a mother and child love affair within a religious context.
- The Man With the Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush [8]: May refer to a mother and child relationship.

Songs that may refer to God giving this specific person the impression that the child he has with his current wife, is her child:
- Mother And Child Reunion [6]: This song may indicate that she became the mother of his child in a mysterious way.
- Us Two Little Gods - Dido [6]: This song may refer to the child.

Songs that may refer to them having met before:
- Fearless - Pink Floyd [6][7]: They have met before and she challenged him.
- Grijze Dame (Gray Lady) - Boudewijn de Groot [7]: They had a troublesome past.
- I Love You - Ilse Delange [6]: They have met before but then she did not show her feelings for him.

Possible refererences to a major change:
- A Kind Of Magic - Queen [6]: The waiting for the dawn of sanity seems to last an eternity.
- Democracy - Leonard Cohen [8]: Democracy may be coming to America first.
- First we take Manhattan - Leonard Cohen [6][7]: The United States may be the first country to change.
- In My Secret Life - Leonard Cohen [7]: The revolution as a secret love affair.
- Long Road Out Of Eden - Eagles [6]: The old order is breaking up in the United States.
- On the way - Gerry Rafferty [6]: Light shining down from the east, bringing a love that won't cease.
- One Vision - Queen [6]: One man one goal one mission, one God one vision.
- Silly Fool - The Nits [7]: Books are burned and flags are torn.
- Sleepwalking - Gerry Rafferty [7][8][8]: This song may refer to revolution and the introduction of Natural Money.
- Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin [10]: Humanity will be forced to listen to reason.

Other possible references:
- Army Of Me - Björk [6]: She tells him to go to work and threatens him if he does not.
- Captain Decker - Boudewijn de Groot [7]: He needs her to find out what he is all about.
- Further To Fly - Paul Simon [6]: God as the Great Deceiver (see also Proverbs 25:2).
- Lage Landen (Low Countries) - Boudewijn de Groot: Possible reference to the super storm prediction for 9 February 2009.
- Let It Be - Beatles: Refers to Mother Mary.
- Spellbound - Katie Melua [6][7]: People started to notice the magic surrounding him but she new already about it from the day he was born.
- Spider's Web - Katie Melua [6]: The difference between right and wrong is a thin line.
- The Obvious Child - Paul Simon [6]: The obvious child may refer to the Second Coming.




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