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Well-Known, Clashing Viewpoints
Like excerpts from an unbiased history book, Bible codes cover a broad spectrum of well-known points of view. And many of these viewpoints clash. Unlike history books, however, Bible codes typically consist of prophetic fragments, bits of events occurring centuries and millennia after the Bible was written.
Consider this example of two codes that express clashing viewpoints:
The first code sounds like a sound bite from one of former President George Bush's speeches. He likened "the Axis of Evil" of Iraq, Iran and North Korea to the Axis powers in World War II (Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan).
The second code sounds like the thoughts of a terrorist as he contemplated lacing our government's office buildings with scatterings of the deadly plague of anthrax. As he does, he also imagines his supposed reward in heaven for having waged jihad, or holy war, against the Great Satan, the United States.
So, do Bible codes just express the opinions of Republicans? Of course not. Consider the following two contrasting codes:
The first code is just one of many that express a very favorable opinion about our current President. And yet, the second code reads like the voice of a prophet of God speaking to former President Bush, "You will crush the guilty Saddam. . . ." This code, discovered 15 months before the Iraq war began, seemed to predict the day that Bush declared "victory" in Iraq (May 3, 2003, the first day of the Jewish month of Iyar), and that the level of insurgent activity would be at a low ebb during that month. This turned out to be true.
That Bible codes can express clashing viewpoints is not limited to politics. It is also common with respect to differences between various religions. For example, the following code captures the essence of the divide that separates Buddhists from Christians.
The hand that Jesus offered Buddha (Siddhartha) was one of salvation through faith in Christ, apart from works, an offer that Buddhists generally refuse because their religion emphasizes what they view as the essential role of good works and human effort in potentially realizing nirvana.
Well-known distinctives of each of these major religions can also be contrasted by comparing two codes that succinctly express a key part of the essence of each.
Buddhism is known for the claim that it is not really a religion, but rather a way of life. It's "soft" approach to "religion" contrasts with Christianity's well-known emphasis on the critical importance of finding salvation through "the way", Jesus Christ.
The next pairing of codes demonstrates the well-known sharp differences of these two religions regarding the importance of God.
Buddhism is known as a religion where the question of the existence of God is irrelevant. On the other hand, for Christians, the existence of God is of critical importance, as expressed in a Catholic way in the above codes. The Buddhist code shown above is a very recent finding, and has not yet been published in a Digest article.
The next pair of codes captures the essence of anti-Semitic sentiments that have marred the history of relationships between Christians and Jews. In addition, the Jewish code expresses feelings about their special relationship with God.
The next comparison contrasts the expressions of a moderate Islamic viewpoint with that of an extremist Islamic viewpoint.
With a little more work, this exercise of putting contrasting codes side-by-side could be expanded to a very large collection. The above examples are simply a small sample.
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