Archangel moves to found his own self-governing domain
For the first time in the Heavenly realms, that is, the Central Universe, there was schism. There was division among the angelic race, with one faction being pro-Lucifer and the other, which was led by Michael, ranged against him. The Paal Taal, on the other hand, were all in one accord. If Lucifer thought his vexations were going to cause ructions among them, he was dead wrong.
The debate was long and protracted. Lucifer was not simply dismissively brushed off: he was given a just and exhaustive hearing. Lucifer fancied himself as the brightest and ablest of the angelic race and this gifting went to his head – literally and figuratively. He had convinced himself that although he lacked the surpassing inventiveness of the Paal Taal, he was intellectually head and shoulders above them. He considered himself flawless in his judgement.
Having sat in their counsels, the Paal Taal finally rendered their verdict. Lucifer’s petition was thrown out. Whilst they regarded his wishes as noble and considerate, they feared that if the angels incarnated into the physical realms and lived side by side with humanoids, the latter were likely to receive them as gods, with the result that the now deified angels might unintentionally mislead the humanoids and consequently stall their spiritual evolution instead of helping advance it.
Lucifer therefore had to be content with the original role that was assigned to the angelic race – that of ministering to the needs of humanoids and from the safe distance of the Heavenly realm. The physical realm remained a no-go area for the angels.
No sooner had the judgement been pronounced by the Paal Taal than archangel Michael counter-petitioned. Michael put it to the Paal Taal that Lucifer’s rash act had sullied the Heavenly realm and that it would probably never be the same again considering that the angelic race were now at odds with one another.
Thus if Lucifer was allowed to get away scotfree, there would be two centres of power among the angelic race and fissures would persist forever. Michael therefore besought the Paal Taal to expel Lucifer and the third of the angelic host that had rallied behind him from the Heavenly realms.
Just like they had intently listened to archangel Lucifer, the Paal Taal did likewise in the case of archangel Michael. Michael’s arguments had its merits. However, the Paal Taal were of the view that if Lucifer had erred he deserved a second chance. There is no sin too heinous to be forgiven, they pointed out. The Paal Taal themselves actually undertook to do their utmost to ensure that they reconciled the two factions that had arisen on account of Lucifer’s dissension.
That was how things would have panned out had the wishes of the Paal Taal been allowed to be put to the test. The fact of the matter, sadly, was that the Paal Taal were not given a chance to act out their desire to attempt to paper over the cracks in the angelic edifice. Standing in their way was none other than Lucifer himself.
LUCIFER BREAKS AWAY
Lucifer stunned the Paal Taal when he put it to them that in fact he no longer wished to remain in the Central Universe and continue to be subject to the draconian Paal Taal but wanted to found his own physical domain which he would rule and where his aspirations would be pursued without impediment. In other words, he wanted to secede from the Heavenly realms. And not only that: he wanted to create his own soul-carrier that would make it possible for angels to dwell in the physical realm.
Now, we did point out at some stage that Superuniverse No. 7, our universe, is not a theocracy where the wishes of the Paal Taal reign supreme. It is a free will universe where beings are free to actuate their every wish, whether it impacts them positively or adversely in the final analysis. The Paal Taal’s hands were therefore tied: they would not stand in Lucifer’s way. However, they did warn him of the full ramifications of his deviance.
First, the Paal Taal had the title deeds to the entire universe, having fashioned it along with God. Moreover, whilst they themselves ran the outlying realms of the Central Universe, they had given the humanoids the power of attorney over the physical universe. Put differently, only two races had jurisdiction in Superuniverse No.7 – the Paal Taal and the humanoids. Thus, there was no place for Lucifer to operate in the whole universe. He could not simply carve out his own domain from the cosmic fabric that was already in existence: he would have to create his own universe from scratch!
Second, by going against the sacrosanct code of the Paal Taal, Lucifer would lose that quantum connection to God every being had. He would no longer be part of the unification force that linked all sentient beings to First Source. This was analogous to a light bulb going flat and without the possibility of recharging it to restore the electrical connection to mains.
Third, the Paal Taal had a patent on humanoid DNA. So if Lucifer wished to create his own soul-carrier, he would have to devise his own DNA to activate these soul-carriers. Under no circumstances would he be allowed to harness the workings of the patented humanoid DNA, which in any case was replete with encryptions not even a being of Lucifer’s IQ would be able to hack into.
All the consequences that would come with Lucifer’s course of action were spelt out to him and he was even given time to reconsider. Lucifer, however, was adamant, such was his unwavering self-belief. As such, he declared that his decision was irrevocable: he was setting out on his own, period. Having done their best to dissuade him, the Paal Taal had no option but to release Lucifer along with a third of his loyalists. What emerges, therefore, is that contrary to what is preached in church pulpits, Lucifer wasn’t expelled from the Heavenly realms: he broke away of his own accord. Moreover, it was not with God that Lucifer had beef: it was with the Paal Taal. Lucifer had never even seen God.
In the Bible, Lucifer’s secession is superficially related in REVELATION: 12:7-9. The incident is referred to as a “war” though it was by no means an armed conflict but a war of words. Over the ages, there have been several derivative stories from the same event but the archetype story is the one we’re relating: all others are patterned after this one as we shall see in due course.
With Lucifer’s breakaway, the archangel Michael took his place as the superintending angel.
LUCIFER CREATES A COUNTERFEIT UNIVERSE
How was Lucifer going to create his own universe?
The proposition was a tall order. It was akin to asking King Kong to design and develop New York City. The existing universe was created by the Paal Taal under the direct guidance and supervision of God. If it took God to fashion the universe, then how could Lucifer, a mere creature and who was probably not half as capable as the Paal Taal, pull off a similar feat? It simply was not possible especially at this stage of his evolution as a spirit-soul.
Even the Paal Taal on their own would never be able to construct their own, viable universe at this stage without God’s direct involvement. Such a capacity had to be earned. It could only be attained when a being was fully evolved for it did not depend upon raw intelligence: it depended upon the degree of purity of one’s soul. And only God at this juncture was a pure soul.
Since Lucifer could not replicate the methods the Paal Taal had used to bring about the physical universe, he decided to create a counterfeit one. This was going to be a holographic universe, a virtual reality universe similar to the world of cyberspace. This artificial world was going to be only loosely based on the real physical universe humanoids occupied, which we now call the Old Universe. It was going to be built on material that was only a weak imitation of the building blocks of the Old Universe. Although it would be a bogus, pantomime universe, it would still be viable and capable of housing life because a spirit-soul can inhabit anything: it is not limited in anyway.
Lucifer’s universe was going to be founded on his own devised quantum and structural laws. These laws would be based on a methodology he himself had invented but which was not applicable either in the central Universe or the Old Universe. This methodology is what we call mathematics. It was Lucifer who invented mathematics folks and its related branches such as physics and what is known as sacred geometry. Lucifer is the greatest scientist whoever lived because he is the inventor of science. Remember, he wasn’t simply an ordinary angel: he was an archangel, one of the first such angels to be created. He therefore did have plenty of “grey matter”.
Employing very sophisticated techniques of a primeval brand of algorithm engineering that even today is inconceivable to the mind of ordinary man, Lucifer formulated his first frequency spectrum, his first medium of existence. That would be the headquarters of his fake universe. Now, just like God created his own multiverse and then entered it to live in it like the way we build houses or mansions and then occupy them, Lucifer along with his loyal angels entered the synthetic universe he had created to dwell in it.
The creation story recorded in Genesis is not about God, the First Source, creating the cosmos. It is about Lucifer creating the cosmos, his fake universe in which we dwell. God had nothing to do with the creation of this artificial and jerrybuilt universe. It was all brought about by Lucifer, which explains why it is so chaotic, why even the little order there is always has to spring from chaos, one example of which is the Big Bang our cosmologists say gave rise to the cosmos.
Note that the original Hebrew Bible does not refer to the creator of Genesis as “God”: it refers to this creator as “Elohim” (a plural term, meaning the Anunnaki). The term “God” is an English interpolation. The writers of Genesis naively attributed the creation of the cosmos to the Anunnaki because that was the yarn they were fed. In truth, however, it was Lucifer who created this universe.
Lucifer means “light-bringer” or “illuminator”. This aspect of bringing light we find in GENESI 1:3, which reads, “And God said let there be light and there was light”. This “light” does not refer to the sun: the sun comes into existence in Verse 14.
So what was this light that was in operation ages before the sun came into existence? Well, when Lucifer created this mathematically-based, computer-generated universe like we see in the famous Matrix Trilogy movie, it was dim, not in total darkness as such (like the Internet it had a bit of artificial light) and was riddled with teething problems. “And the Earth (the cosmos) was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep (space) and the spirit of God (Lucifer) moved upon the face of the waters” (the ocean of space) as per GENESIS 1:2.
The physical universe Lucifer had designed was engulfed in near-darkness. So to dispel the darkness, Lucifer lit it up from the luminosity emanating from his own person (the Bible also calls him an Angel of Light). Hence, Lucifer is a fitting epithet for him because it was he who illumined the entire universe long before the sun was created. (The universe is all light. The so-called dark matter, which comprises 96 percent of the universe, we are unable to see because our DNA has been pared down from 12 strands to 2 strands. We shall dwell on this subject fully in due course).
LUCIFER’S TWO HEADQUARTERS
The holographic (Internet-like) universe Lucifer created was multilayered. It had several spheres of existence. First, there was the etheric sphere; then there was the material sphere.
The etheric realm was the most sophisticated. It is said to comprise of 7 planes of existence to numerically accord with the 7 superuniverses in the entire multiverse though other sources say it actually consists of 12 planes of existence. Using his mathematical and scientific (physics) wizardry, Lucifer created the etheric realm in such a way that it vibrated at a much faster rate at a quantum (sub-atomic) level than the material realm. The exact rate of vibration was graduated: the lower realms of the etheric realm vibrated at a comparatively lower rate than the higher realms. The first plane of existence in the etheric realm is the astral realm, where we head at death. The astral is also known as the Fourth Dimension. Lucifer made his etheric headquarters in the lower Fourth Dimension for reasons we shall soon explain.
The material sphere was the realm we inhabit, the cosmos we see and feel, what we generally refer to as the universe in our day-to-day language. Note that in its formative stages, the substructure of the cosmic bodies (galaxies, planets, etc) of the universe was not as dense (solid) as it is today. It was much more fluid. As such, Lucifer was able to dwell in it but not for a lengthy period of time since his angelic constitution was not well-suited even to quasi-solidity but was better-suited to the more rarefied (finer in quantum texture) astral plane.
Just as he had a headquarters in the etheric realm, Lucifer also had a headquarters in the physical universe. This was on a unknown planet in a galaxy known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, also called Messier 51 (M-51), which is between 25 to 38 million light years from Earth. It was in the Whirlpool Galaxy Lucifer set to work and structure the entire physical universe using mathematics to bring about all phenomena in it.
We are all familiar with the cross symbol, which can take the form of an X or the tri-cross (the Christian Cross). The global citizenry has always been of the mistaken belief that the tri-cross is a symbol of Jesus Christ. It is not. The tri-cross is actually the primary symbol of the Devil (Lucifer) disguised by doctored history as a symbol of “redemption” or “salvation” as Christian theologians profess.
If you look at the picture of the Whirpool Galaxy as taken by the Hubble Telescope (see accompanying illustration), it’s most pronounced feature is a shape resembling either an X or a tri-cross. Clearly, the tri-cross is fundamentally a symbol of ultimate homage to Lucifer’s headquarters in our universe – his universe to put it more accurately!
The Central Bank has by way of its Monetary Policy Statement informed us that the Botswana economy is likely to contract by 8.9 percent over the course of the year 2020.
The IMF paints an even gloomier picture – a shrinkage of the order of 9.6 percent. That translates to just under $2 billion hived off from the overall economic yield given our average GDP of roughly $18 billion a year. In Pula terms, this is about P23 billion less goods and services produced in the country and you and I have a good guess as to what such a sum can do in terms of job creation and sustainability, boosting tax revenue, succouring both recurrent and development expenditure, and on the whole keeping our teeny-weeny economy in relatively good nick.
Joseph’s and Judah’s family lines conjoin to produce lineal seed
Just to recap, General Atiku, the Israelites were not headed for uncharted territory. The Promised Land teemed with Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These nations were not simply going to cut and run when they saw columns of battle-ready Israelites approach: they were going to fight to the death.
Parliament has begun debates on three related Private Members Bills on the conditions of service of members of the Security Sector.
The Bills are Prisons (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Police (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Botswana Defence Force (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bills seek to amend the three statutes so that officers are placed on full salaries when on interdictions or suspensions whilst facing disciplinary boards or courts of law.
In terms of the Public Service Act, 2008 which took effect in 2010, civil servants who are indicted are paid full salary and not a portion of their emolument. Section 35(3) of the Act specifically provides that “An employee’s salary shall not be withheld during the period of his or her suspension”.
However, when parliament reformed the public service law to allow civil servants to unionize, among other things, and extended the said protection of their salaries, the process was not completed. When the House conferred the benefit on civil servants, members of the disciplined forces were left out by not accordingly amending the laws regulating their employment.
The Bills stated above seeks to ask Parliament to also include members of the forces on the said benefit. It is unfair not to include soldiers or military officers, police officers and prison waders in the benefit. Paying an officer who is facing either external or internal charges full pay is in line with the notion of ei incumbit probation qui dicit, non qui negat or the presumption of innocence; that the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.
The officers facing charges, either internal disciplinary or criminal charges before the courts, must be presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Paying them a portion of their salary is penalty and therefore arbitrary. Punishment by way of loss of income or anything should come as a result of a finding on the guilt by a competent court of law, tribunal or disciplinary board.
What was the rationale behind this reform in 2008 when the Public Service Act was adopted? First it was the presumption of innocence until proven otherwise.
The presumption of innocence is the legal principle that one is considered “innocent until proven guilty”. In terms of the constitution and other laws of Botswana, the presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in a criminal trial, and it is an international human right under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11.
Withholding a civil servant’s salary because they are accused of an internal disciplinary offense or a criminal offense in the courts of law, was seen as punishment before a decision by a tribunal, disciplinary board or a court of law actually finds someone culpable. Parliament in its wisdom decided that no one deserves this premature punishment.
Secondly, it was considered that people’s lives got destroyed by withholding of financial benefits during internal or judicial trials. Protection of wages is very important for any worker. Workers commit their salaries, they pay mortgages, car loans, insurances, schools fees for children and other things. When public servants were experiencing salary cuts because of interdictions, they lost their homes, cars and their children’s future.
They plummeted into instant destitution. People lost their livelihoods. Families crumbled. What was disheartening was that in many cases, these workers are ultimately exonerated by the courts or disciplinary tribunals. When they are cleared, the harm suffered is usually irreparable. Even if one is reimbursed all their dues, it is difficult to almost impossible to get one’s life back to normal.
There is a reasoning that members of the security sector should be held to very high standards of discipline and moral compass. This is true. However, other more senior public servants such as judges, permanent secretary to the President and ministers have faced suspensions, interdictions and or criminal charges in the courts but were placed on full salaries.
The yardstick against which security sector officers are held cannot be higher than the aforementioned public officials. It just wouldn’t make sense. They are in charge of the security and operate in a very sensitive area, but cannot in anyway be held to higher standards that prosecutors, magistrates, judges, ministers and even senior officials such as permanent secretaries.
Moreover, jail guards, police officers and soldiers, have unique harsh punishments which deter many of them from committing misdemeanors and serious crimes. So, the argument that if the suspension or interdiction with full pay is introduced it would open floodgates of lawlessness is illogical.
Security Sector members work in very difficult conditions. Sometimes this drives them into depression and other emotional conditions. The truth is that many seldom receive proper and adequate counseling or such related therapies. They see horrifying scenes whilst on duty. Jail guards double as hangmen/women.
Detectives attend to autopsies on cases they are dealing with. Traffic police officers are usually the first at accident scenes. Soldiers fight and kill poachers. In all these cases, their minds are troubled. They are human. These conditions also play a part in their behaviors. They are actually more deserving to be paid full salaries when they’re facing allegations of misconduct.
To withhold up to 50 percent of the police, prison workers and the military officers’ salaries during their interdiction or suspensions from work is punitive, insensitive and prejudicial as we do not do the same for other employees employed by the government.
The rest enjoy their full salaries when they are at home and it is for a good reason as no one should be made to suffer before being found blameworthy. The ruling party seems to have taken a position to negate the Bills and the collective opposition argue in the affirmative. The debate have just began and will continue next week Thursday, a day designated for Private Bills.