Santa's a Demon! The Uncomfortable Truth About Christmas.
Chemosh: A god of the ancient world. First noted in Babylon, but also known throughout the world in different fForms and under different names.
Chemosh was represented as a huge cast iron statue in the shape of a person seated high on a throne with a large pot belly. Its hands were extended as if ready to receive something. It was known as the god of prosperity.
The people in ancient times would make a list of all the things they wanted Chemosh to do for them in the upcoming year. Then on a certain day of the year, during the Winter solstice of December 25th, they would line up with their children in hand, along with the list of things they had made.
Chemosh being made of cast iron would be heated up until the iron was so hot that it turned cherry red. And those who were seeking prosperity in the upcoming year would take their babies and small children and place them into the burning hot hands of the idol statue as an offering of prosperity in the upcoming season, burning their children alive until nothing remained except charred ashes. The ashes were then buried along in cemeteries.
Amidst the hideous stench of burning flesh, and as screams and cries of hundreds of babies pierced the night air, the people in the ancient world celebrated their gods of prosperity. This practice was known in the bible as making your child pass through the fire. It was ritual child sacrifice: absolutely forbidden by the God of Israel and highly detested by him.
Burial sites for the bones and ashes of sacrificed children have been unearthed. These places were known as a Tophet, after the location of Israel where ritual child sacrifice was also practiced, during times when Israel abandoned the exclusive worship of God. Mentioned in Jeremiah 7:31-34
Fast forward to this holiday season. The pagan god of Chemosh has gone through many transformations and changes over the centuries. But the basic premise has survived to this day.
Right now in malls across America, parents are taking their young children and babies, marching them right up to another large potbellied person seated high on a throne, whose appearance is cherry red. And they will offer their children to this person, sitting them on his lap or placing them into his arms; just like their ancestors did thousands of years ago.
Their children will be asked to share their 'list' of things they want this large potbellied 'god' to do for them. And just to make sure the experience is cemented in their minds: pictures will be taken creating fond memories in the years ahead.
If this isn't bad enough for you: wait! There's more!
We also know from scripture that behind every pagan idol there exists and actual demon. "The sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons." [1 Corinthians 10:20]
Chemosh was no exception. There was a demon behind it too: and this bloodthirsty, despicable demon is known by the name of Krampus. In pre-Christian Germany and throughout other parts of Europe, Krampus was known as the horned god of witches.
Remember all those tales from back in the day like Hansel and Gretel, of witches kidnapping children and eating them? The god that witches serve is the same god as Chemosh! It's the pagan god of witches! They just dropped the statue and now deal directly with the demonic spirit behind it, known today as Krampus.
In old European lore, it was believed that every year Krampus would go searching for all the kids who've been naughty or nice that year. The nice ones he would leave alone: but the naughty children were his to take away and lead away to certain death. This is where the root of the whole 'He's making a list, and checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty or nice' really comes from. Krampus is the real spirit behind your modern day Santa Claus.
And every year clueless parents (even Christians!) take their children to sit on this demonic figure's lap!
This is the true tradition of where Santa Claus, aka Chemosh, aka Krampus comes from. Hey, don't hate the messenger! It blew my mind when I found out too. The cast iron potbellied statue where babies were once sacrificed in its red hot arms has now been replaced by the arms of jolly old Santa, dressed in a red uniform. Santa Claus is basically Chemosh and Krampus, remixed and reloaded.
So this Christmas season, as you're marching your screaming kid up to 'Chemosh' to be seated on his lap, ask yourself: where DID this stuff come from? And if you really don't know, instead of cursing Mack under your breath and calling me the Grinch who stole Christmas... why not educate yourself instead?
Let's put our thinking caps on here.
EVERYTHING about Santa Claus is occult; even though those who did his modern repackaging tried their best to hide this. But they didn't do a good job. Just follow the clues:
• We have a 'man' with god-like powers.
• He knows everything there is to know about every child on Earth. (It's actually kinda creepy that a grown man has a fixation on kids in the first place.)
• He has the power to judge your kid, whether it's been naughty or nice.
• He lives in a mythical land somewhere near the North Pole: believed to be where the opening for Middle Earth (Hollow Earth) is located. Middle Earth is the world of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogies.
• He also has a bunch of "elves" that assist him in his work. Elves are elemental earth demons used for invoking magic in witchcraft.
• He has a team of 'horned' reindeer that fly him through the night on his "magic" sled. Cernunnos was the Celtic name given for the horned god of witchcraft. Under that name he's usually depicted with reindeer antlers. And in the Finnish version, Santa road a goat.
• He flies through the air... can someone say "Prince of the power of the air..."
• And he enters your home by sneaking down your chimney late at night, during witching hour (roughly between midnight and 3am); and he enters through your fireplace. That's weird: he's not phased by flaming hot fire?
Christians need to be aware that there's nothing 'Christian' about this whole Santa Claus fairytale.
And the roots of Christmas are actually horrific. You might be thinking that you're making your children's holidays memorable: but use your common sense here.
When you mix Jesus Christ with a mythological person, you automatically seed into your child's mind that Jesus could be a myth too. It's a subconscious connection that can easily be made by someone who finally comes of age. "Well, if my parents lied about Santa Claus, what else have they been lying to me about? Maybe this Jesus isn't real after all!"
See how that works? There are enough challenges to a life of faith in this world without being handicapped by one's own parents. Teach your kid the TRUTH about the holidays, not the myths. And don't be afraid to not celebrate Christmas. That doesn't make you any less of a Christian if you choose not to. Look on the bright side: you may actually save some money going into the new year!
Mack Major, Eden Decoded 26 Comments
[8/2/2016 3:18:16 AM]
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