Reply - Iranian Fatwa Against Dogs
According to what is portrayed as a senior Iranian cleric (see Fatwa Against Dogs), western-style ownership is wrong because dogs are unclean. And if we pose the question: What Would Mohammad Say? He would say that this man who puts himself forth as a Grand Ayatollah is a fool, and a wise man would not want to follow his edicts. Evidently the Ayatollah Naser Makarem has thrown away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge, and does not understand the scriptures with any depth of comprehension. A wise man would immediately pose the question: Why is a dog considered unclean? The dog, as presented in the scriptures, is an allegorical portrayal of a type of person -- i.e., “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces” (Matt 7:6 NIV). In the Book of the Revelation, those portrayed as dogs are among those who are barred from entrance into Spiritual Jerusalem that is not of this world -- i.e., "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ). And Peter portrays the fate of the dogs and swine as being worse off than the unbelievers who were never exposed to the Gospel teachings -- i.e., "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV - see The Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption). Which means that the greater sin is that of the Ayatollah Naser Makarem who does not understand what is being signified in the allegorical portrayal of the dog. And in not understanding the spiritual meaning of the dog, the Ayatollah has immersed the Muslim people in the vomit of the dogs.
The Fatwa of Ayatollah Naser Makarem is truly emblematic of the grave ignorance that envelops the Islamic world today -- threatening to engulf the innocent in violence at the hands of radical extremists. And once understood, their ignorance of the meaning of what is portrayed in the allegory of the dog, is emblematic of the profound ignorance that immerses them in a state of spiritual unknowing. And while the core problem lies in the fact that they remain totally unaware of what can only be portrayed as The True History Of Islam, because their prevailing ignorance inhibits them from making the required journey to Spiritual Mecca, they have unleashed a rain of terror on an innocent world that is too complacently politically correct to even stand up to the counterfeit leaders in the Muslim world today.
In the subheading The Real Islam The World Knows Nothing About, it is demonstrated that at its inception, Islam was by design a truly spiritual religion that led sincere adherents to the True Prophet that must be sought out in the Distant Mosque of Spiritual Mecca. But when the Qur'an fell into the hands of men too carnal to understand the true meaning of the written word, the True Prophet was re-established as an historical man named Mohammad -- the Distant Mosque was taught to be in the Jerusalem of this world -- while Spiritual Mecca became re-interpreted to mean the city of this world that is geographically in Saudi Arabia. Thus, because of the corruption that came to envelop the Islamic world, the Muslims became as spiritually disenfranchised as the Jews and Christians who they were supposed to serve as guides and shepherds in TheWay.
While the historical man Jesus came to declare and teach the spiritual concepts of the New Covenant which became totally lost when the Church came under the rule of Pagan Rome, the original Mohammad attempted to restore these teachings in what is portrayed as the True Prophet -- i.e., a term used extensively in the early Ebionite writings composed by Clement, the disciple of the Apostle Peter. What is the True Prophet? It is the One Teacher that Jesus commanded to seek out, as presented at The Search For The True Prophet/Son of God/Logos. And from a spiritual perspective, Islam became necessary because of the corruption of the New Covenant teachings by Pagan Rome (see The Necessity Of Islam). But because of corrupt political leaders, the religion of Islam very quickly became corrupted to the degree that it could no longer serve its intended purpose.
When Jesus commanded his followers to seek out the One Teacher, and Mohammad taught that there was only One True Prophet, they were making reference to the One Teacher/Prophet that dwells within each of us as the offspring of God. And, when properly understood, the prohibition against dogs is in fact a warning against likening one's self to those attributes associated with the behavior of a dog. And what are those attributes that a sincere seeker should be cautious not to emulate? A dog will take food from any hand -- and since food is allegorically portrayed as knowledge in the scriptures -- i.e., bread of the Kingdom -- then the dog is seen as an animal with attributes that a sincere seeker would not want to emulate. In the statement of Peter that A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV - see The Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption) -- this portrays the counterfeit clergy and teachers of this world who perpetually vomit back up what they have received from other men. And while in their clergy garb they appear on the surface to be spiritual, they are very much the fulfillment of Jesus' words: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness" (Matt 23:27-28 NKJV). And thus, it is these counterfeit clergy who in fact personify the attributes of the dog in the scriptures.
The validity of any religion can be tested by comparing their doctrine of the respective religion to a statement of the Apostle Peter that is preserved in the Homilies of his disciple Clement -- i.e., "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".
By necessity, all scriptures are allegorical -- and the important reasons why are detailed and explored in the beginning of The Three Lies in the subheading An Inconvenient Truth. And because of man's incomplete and very fragmentary organic condition of mind, it is impossible for him in his "natural" (see Mystery) condition to comprehend higher truth to any understandable degree. Therefore, the objective of all spiritually valid religions and philosophies, is to connect the seeker/disciple with the One Teacher (see Search For The True Prophet) that Jesus commanded to seek out, in order for Truth in the form of Gnosis or Divine Manna, to be revealed to them directly by the Source. And this is also why Jesus commanded his followers not to be called rabbi, teacher, master or by any other name that would portray them as the source -- which Source there is only One. And this is also the reality behind the teaching that there is only One Way into the Kingdom.
The very purpose of the Gospel teachings of Jesus which came to be known as TheWay, was to provide a means for seekers of Truth to connect directly with the Source, and to learn from what the disciples of Jesus portrayed as The True Prophet. Once the Church Rome corrupted these important teachings to the degree that they became almost worthless, it was necessary to restore the most essential element which is preserved the above quotation by the Apostle Peter. Thus, Islam was born in order to restore the teaching of The True Prophet (see The Necessity Of Islam). But Islam itself became very quickly corrupted by a soul who is presently in the world today, who impersonated the Mohammad of Peace, as a conquering Mohammad who who authored many of the Satanic Verses that are responsible for the radical violence that envelops the world in terrorism today. This soul in representing himself as the prophet, while suppressing the spiritual side of Islam that restored the knowledge of the journey to Spiritual Mecca where the seeker learned directly from The True Prophet, has literally immersed the Muslim flock in the vomit of the dogs. But even more important is the fact that, in the same way that this soul corrupted Islam which was intended to be a religion of Peace, this soul is presently corrupted another institution that was created by Godly men who laid the foundation that enabled the lost prodigal sons and daughter to seek the Truth and TheWay. Thus, the fulfillment of the warning: "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves" (Matt 7:15 NIV). He who is presently being portrayed as a messiah in our own time, will corrupt and destroy the paths of TheWay that have provided men the freedom to pursue The True Prophet -- as was done to first the teachings of Jesus, and then to the original teachings of Mohammad.
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