im offering an explanation...as all of this/the website and blog are "an explanation of the universal human experience"
if "The Cause" of all is n fact The Source of all, that is...the source for infinity, life, love, intelligence, logic, expansion and contraction and science...then how might it have happened that people began worshiping those things there were caused by The Cause, and ignoring The Source of those things which were caused...? (sorry for the kinda tongue/mind twister there-lol) and how might The Cause "feel"-be moved (with emotion-energy) as a result/as a response...?
perhaps, i should 1st expand on a tricky concept. im offering a way to conceptualize an omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient Cause, existing in the same reality/space as a seemingly free-willed-created-in-the-image-of-The-Cause-human species. in logic though, it stands that an immovable object (an absolutely free-willed being) cannot exist within the same reality/space as an unstoppable force. The Cause being The Unstoppable (Living) Force, there can be no immovable object. so what im left with is, that the human species, has an appearance, a sense of freewill; which is not absolute.
what if we think of this whole business of "God" and God's creation as a screenwriter of a major film? God is also the director, executive producer, all producers, editor, camera operators, photographers, costume designers, title-credits designers, original music composers...and the Star-albeit invisible, of this film, with all others being supporting cast.
This film has been made, it is finished. The supporting cast (the creation-us) does not know it is finished. from our perspective, we are still shooting the film. however; in actuality, God is watching the film, that God "created". and within the film, albeit invisible, God is central and ever interactive with all of the characters of this major film production. God's/The director's will, vision, purpose, essence (God's Holy Spirit) defines the film as being of/belonging to this particular Director-The Cause/God. over the course of the shooting, editing, promoting and the producing of this major film (which from the perspective of the supporting cast, is a relatively long period of time) some of the supporting cast (some of us humans) decide there is no such director, there is no such screenwriter, or invisible star and etc. now mind you, all of this "negative human response" as well as God's response, has already been so written and directed as a part of the film... (that seems kinda warped like time travel-ikr...but no less accurate to my point).
ok, enough of metaphorical context for now.
here's the meat of the discussion. interlinear version romans 1:18-23 states...
"is revealed indeed wrath of God from heaven, upon all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, ...the truth by unrighteousness suppressing...because the known of God, manifest is among them...God, indeed to them has revealed...the indeed invisible qualities of God from creation of world, by the things made, being understood, are clearly seen, the both eternal of God power and divinity, for to be them without excuse...for having known God, not as God they glorified God, or were thankful; but they became futile in the thinking of them, and was darkened the foolish of them heart: professing to be wise, they became fools, and they changed the glory of the immortal God into a likeness of an image of mortal man, and birds, and quadrapeds, and creeping things..."
this is the crux of the roots of such beliefs and religions...ancient and recent...this includes the so called 3 major monotheistic religions, judaism christianity, and islam...i placed these 3 conventional beliefs systems/institutions of men and women, into the same category because that is what they are, institutions of men and women. the point of what has come to be known as "religion" was never and is not about ritual, dogma, laws, rules, control, giving created entities worship status and the credit for causing the creation, luxuriating oneself, relying on superstitions, exacting authority over others, becoming self righteous in one's own eye or the suppressing of other people...
from all accounts, the ultimate purpose of creation/"the film", is to produce a scenario/setting whereby, mere physical thinking-supposing human beings, may become (be trained and transformed into) spiritual-supposing beings...and this directly according to the set/predetermined prerogative of The Cause/The Supreme Being.
in addition, some of the offsprings of "the daughters of men and the sons of god" were perhaps willing candidates of worship...forging among some tribes of people, the notion of divine human rulers-eventually becoming the root of so called "royal blood"...
i believe it must be noted that in the beginning, all people were substantially pigmented people. meaning, there was no abnormality of pigmentation deficiency. there was no manifestation of the genetic disorder of albinism traits-there was no red, yellow or white skinned people. prior to the manifestation of albinism traits, all the peoples of all places; families, tribes and nations were either dark brown, brown or light brown people, who depended on sun exposure, would get darker.
2. Ham as a Nationality (30 Nations came out of Ham):
The name given, in Psalms 105:23,17; 106:22 (compare 78:51), to Egypt as a descendant of Ham, son of Noah. As Shem means "dusky," or the like, and Japheth "fair," it has been supposed that Ham meant, as is not improbable, "black." This is supported by the evidence of Hebrew and Arabic, in which the word chamam means "to be hot" and "to be black," the latter signification being derived from the former.
joel freeman, a white canadian, has seemingly dedicated his life's work to exposing the "true" influence of darked skinned people, from the ancient times to the more recent events of the human experience. if i understand his summary with regards to the naming of shem, ham and japheth correctly, joel freeman presumes that the term "fair" (if that is what is implied by japheth's name) means "white skin". at his website, he does have a section on the cover up of genetics...i shall peruse that shortly...
i propose that the implication of "fair skin" is not that of "white skin" but is a relative comparison to the first two eldest sons' substantial pigmentation/skin tones. shem being brown, ham being dark brown and japeth being light brown... yes, i contend that ham was the second eldest. in genesis, he is referred to as the youngest, but i suspect this is in referenced to shem, not japheth. this is plausible because as j. freeman points out, in future biblical text references, ham is designated second to sheth, and japheth third.
were purer her nazaites than snow-they were whiter than milk...they were more rudy in body than rubies-of sapphire their polishing...is blacker than a coal their visage-not do known in the streets... cleaves their skin to them bones-it is withered-it has become like a stick...
i looked up the different occurrences for the interlinear version...a nazarite; as was samson, samuel and john the baptist...were men who were consecrated onto God, were separate-set apart for God's work as one not eating or drinking of the vine and never cutting their hair, holy on to God...in this, they were considered pure...undefiled, even as undefiled/pure milk...this, referring to their spirituality.
i would suggest that this is what the first part of lamentation 4:7-8 is referring to, (their spirituality) not their skin tone, or the lack of pigmentation...the second part speaks to a physical aspect of strength and attractiveness; as most likely as someone with pigmentation would shine...the contrasting latter section is clearly referring to their very dark-black countenance/spirit of perhaps bitterness, hateful, & unrepented hearts...in their suffering through their starvation...
other than the presumption that "fair" equals "white skin", it seems that joel freeman is quite genuine, scholarly, and spiritually motivated to apply some balm to the infectious disease of racism. i am humbled, greatly moved and inspired by his efforts and accomplishments.
if it is accurate (as i asserted in previous posts) that esau was the 1st human who manifested the genetic mutation of any kind of pigmentation deficiency (red hair-skin) and passed on this parent mutation, it is most likely that his primary relations were with ham's descendants, and some with japheth. i would suggest that esau's tribes may have had some long standing issues with his twin's (jacob) tribes for obvious reasons. this would imply then that esau's defected pigmentation genetics did not get mixed among jacob's twelve tribes, at least not immediately/directly.
it seems logical to suggest that esau and ham's descendants had much reproduction interaction since the albino gene has a relatively high frequency among central east and southern africans. and as it has been effectively shown, dravidian indians are closely linked to these same tribes of people. further more, it is this mutational lineage that links dravidian indians to aryans, caucasians and europeans.
i also suspect that a sub-unit group of esau's descendants, who because of a unique manifestation of the albino trait-red skin, remained somewhat isolated and thus homogenous. i suggest that they migrated north, through turkey and then east, perhaps avoiding populace regions, eventually making their way across northern asia (russia) to and across the bearing strait. these very straight but thick hair and red skin people settle the most western continents and islands. they carried the apparent red skin pigmentation mutation, a variant of the parent mutation, first manifested in esau. the asian yellow skin, is as the result of albinos from the migration east and north of the dravidian albinos and admixing with the original substantially pigmented of the far east.
all of these peoples, families, tribes, and nations carried some oral or written records of their ancestors, traditions, skills and belief systems. from adam and eve to noah and his eight, to shem, ham and japheth, these all held some general commonalities, which were retained and have been documented among every ancient culture. whether pyramids, mounds, stone land marks or religious rituals, superstitions or monotheistic worship; they all come from the same original people who at one time, had the same initial experiences as far as relating to the Supreme Being.
therefore, all belief systems and religions originated from among the same original and substantially pigmented people. this includes the nation israel (the chosen people of God, who, by The Director's prerogative retained the belief in The Cause/The Supreme Being). ultimately though, this nation of the twelve tribes of jacob-israel, were actually chosen to be an example of why laws, rules, sacrifices and kings are not sufficient to enable people to righteously follow/obey The Cause). therefore, this is not about slamming the beliefs systems of traditional cultures; that is aboriginal cultures or any culture.
it is therefore my assertion that all beliefs systems, are based in some ancient understanding of a Supreme Being, but most peoples-tribes-nations, got lost-disconnected from this invisible Supreme Being along the way. they began acknowledging what they could see (man, reptiles, animals and the special attributes that the descendants of the nephilum possessed). not unlike today, generally, we still worship what we can see, material wealth, athletes, political power, celebrities, science and pleasure. How does one get out of that dark delusion...except that the Director/The Cause has written it in the script, that such should happen for a particular supporting character. at a specific designated time..?