What is a heretic?
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
From Rick’s perspective, and I know him quite well, a heretic is merely someone who does not agree with the catholic church, a lot of its teachings and much of its DOGMA, like ALL protestants. Much more information to follow.
Rick also does not agree with many main stream earth scientists about global warming AND man made, CO2 induced, climate change.
Rick believes that humans, mostly big human corporations, from THE USA, that moved to China, India, and Mexico in the 80’s, to avoid our EPA REGULATIONS, are severely polluting the planet and attempting to get us all to believe that it is our fault by emitting too much Carbon Dioxide.
CLEAN CO2 FROM COAL PLANTS, AUTO EMISSIONS AND EVERY OTHER SOURCE, INCLUDING FEED LOTS, ABSOLUTELY, SCIENTIFICALLY CANNOT BE FORCED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.
CO2 IS 50% HEAVIER THAN AIR AND GRAVITY PULLS ALL OF IT TO THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH WHERE IT HELPS PLANTS GROW AND NATURALLY PARTICIPATES IN THE PROCESS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS.
OH YES, AND ALSO, THE EARTH ITSELF, PRODUCES 20 TO 28 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF CO2 ANNUALLY AS ALL HUMAN ACTIVITY ON THE PLANET, COMBINED, INCLUDING COAL PLANTS.
Just read the all caps portion again and think about those facts for a few minutes.
Yes, the government, and MOST main stream LIBERAL scientists and large CONSERVATIVE corporations AND LIBERAL environmental activists have been lying to us about global warming since the 70’s. THE BIG HEARTED, GREAT INTENTIONED, UNEDUCATED LIBERAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAVE BEEN DUPED INTO BELIEVING A LOT OF BAD SCIENCE.
Even NASA has publicly stated that CO2 can do no harm to the atmosphere, but, this fact has not been publicly admitted by the IPCC or any other liberal, environmental lobby or control group .
BTW, Rick is not a climate change or global warming denier, the evidence shows that the planet IS actually warming slightly AND sea level is actually rising slightly, and, in some areas, the climate is changing, NATURALLY, just has it has been for the last several hundred thousand years, BUT, for natural reasons that are occurring within the earth, the earth’s oceans, and the atmosphere, NATURALLY.
A small part of climate change is partially due to and partially caused by human atmospheric pollution, such as is shown in the recently released NASA satellite photographs showing a HUGE, AND GIGANTIC, pollution cloud, emanating from China (American and Chinese factories AND Chinese dirty automobiles and 2 cycle motorcycles that create more pollution than autos in the USA), and that is hanging over much of the northern Pacific ocean and is keeping the sun from making evaporation and keeping it from raining in California.
All of this is taken up and well explained in the SECOND book in the Heretic series:
“The Heretic Speaks about
More information below.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
In the past, the Roman Catholic Church is well known for burning heretics and killing them for not believing the lies that the church was telling them.
In the book, the catholic church will be exposed for killing between 300,000 and 500,000 Cathars and sympathizers during the Cathar Wars conducted by Pope Innocent III from 1209 to 1249 in southern France.
The Cathars were a Christian sect that lived in harmony with Roman Catholics until about 1200 AD when their Christian beliefs, that dated back to the Gnostic teachings of Jesus, were overtaking the Catholic beliefs in Southern France. They were found guilty of believing quite a few things that were contrary to Roman Catholic dogma and doctrine including belief in reincarnation and the equality of women, AS BELIEVED AND PRACTICED BY THE EARLY CHRISTIAN SECT OF THE JEWISH RELIGION.
Pope innocent III put out lots of heretic propaganda against them and condemned them to death. He then hired 30,000 mercenary crusaders, led by the NEWLY FORMED Dominican priests and later the Franciscan priests, to kill all of the Cathars that they could find. Many of the Cathar sympathizers were Catholics and some historians claim that the evidence shows that Pope Innocent MURDERED as many as 1,000,000 Carthars and sympathizers, many of whom were Catholics, during that period.
This book is being dedicated to the memory of the Cathars and their TRUE story will be told along with some quotes from the Catholic Encyclopedia to demonstrate the way that the Catholic Church has distorted its own history to keep from admitting the truth about its sordid past .
For many years now Rick Spangle has been referred to as Rick the Heretic for his “New Age” Christian beliefs.
He believes that a Christian is someone who lives their lives by the example set by the famous first century Jewish heretic, Jesus of Nazareth, no matter what their religious beliefs are.
Most Hindus, Buddhists and Taoists lead Christian like lives and therefore they should be considered as Christians, even if they believe in reincarnation and KARMA.
The Heretic believes that the catholic church has made MANY, MANY serious errors in judgment and values over the centuries creating erroneous dogma and doctrines by grossly misinterpreting and intentionally mis-translating numerous key passages in both the old and new testaments.
Some of these major issues are addressed in the book.
Here is the introduction to the section on “THE HERETIC’S CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL BELIEFS”.
Rick has come to cherish these beliefs over the last 30 some odd years and he loves presenting them to open minded individuals (AND CATHOLICS) searching for inner spiritual truth, the truth about the Bible and how the Catholics have prostituted it over the centuries. The Heretic teaches and preaches peace and love as expressed, taught and lived by Jesus himself.
In the Prologue to the new book, Rick interjects a 13 page summary history of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire to help your understanding of the early TRUE history of Christianity.
The Heretic then covers a brief TRUE history of Christianity, Reincarnation and the Bible, How we got our Modern Concepts of Heaven and Hell, His Favorite Inconsistencies in the Bible, including the real meaning of Adultery in the Bible, and his catchall chapter, “Spiritual Graffiti”, where he delves into the derivation of the word God, Other World Religions, What is Spirit and Spirituality, and some of his other opinions about the Bible and some of the stuff in it.
He then summarizes Khalil Gibran’s short story “Satan” and he highly advises reading it for he believes that it is one of the best short stories ever written and his 3 page summary ain’t bad either.
The Heretic has written short humorous essays on the building of the Great Pyramid and the Thermodynamics of Hell. He then covers Spiritually Surrendering Your Ego and he leaves you with a few of his favorite quotes from his most favorite personality of all time, the famous first century Jewish heretic, Jesus of Nazareth.
Good reading, Rick
The Heretic Speaks on Spirituality and Religion
“A TRUE History of Christianity”.
A 13 page summary history of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Table of Contents
A BRIEF AND TRUE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
INCLUDING THE STORY OF CONSTANTINE THE GREAT, THE COUNCIL OF NICEA, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, JAN ZIZKA, MARTIN LUTHER AND THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION.
REINCARNATION AND THE BIBLE
THIS IS AN IN DEPTH PRESENTATION.
HOW WE GOT OUR CURRENT CONCEPTS OF
HEAVEN AND HELL
Heaven and Hell by Peter Chopelas, edited by Rick
RICK’S FAVORITE INCONSISTENCIES IN THE BIBLE
The 12 tribes of Israel.
The Red Sea and the Sea of Reeds.
Women speaking in church.
The meaning of Adultery in the Bible.
Letter to Dub Goodwin.
The derivation of the word God.
Who wrote the Bible.
UFO’s and the Bible.
Communism and Capitalism as religions.
Rick’s other opinions about stuff in the Bible including the construction of the Great Pyramid, a summary of the short story “Satan” by Khalil Gibran and the Thermodynamics of Hell.
Here is the link to the book.
Rick the Heretic
The Second Installment
The second work in this series is now available.
The Outline and First Draft of The Heretic Speaks on Natural Health and Bad Science
Here is the link to the second installment. So far, it is 164 pages and approximately 50% complete.
I will post the table of contents shortly.