Awakenings :: By Cynthia Nuara

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” – Joseph Stalin

“The press is our chief ideological weapon.” – Nikita Khrushchev

Sound familiar? It should, because that’s what’s been happening to our nation with help from the Democrat Party!

The definition of Communism

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “A doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian Socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the USSR; a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production; final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are [said to be] distributed equitably.”

I inserted “said to be,” because history past and present has shown that what is actually distributed equally among the masses is enslavement to the totalitarian system. Everyone ends up poor except the ruling dictatorship.

I was listening to the American Family Radio podcast by Bishop E.W. Jackson, who covered the Democrat New Hampshire Primary. He pointed out that “the two founding theorists for Communism, Marx and Engels, used the terms Socialism and Communism interchangeably. So, anyone who says they’re a Socialist might as well say they’re a Communist, because there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between them.”

Summary of an article in The Hill:Democrats Promoting Socialism”

The Democrat candidates are hell-bent on turning the US into a third-world country as they “march forward under the flag of radical leftist government takeovers.” They embrace decriminalizing illegal border crossings, even incentivizing these crossings with the promise of free health care. Meanwhile, they seek to deprive nearly 200 million Americans of their private health insurance.

Who is going to have to come up with the hundreds of billions of dollars to provide free healthcare for illegal immigrants? The hardworking taxpaying American citizens; that’s who.

“None of the leading [Democrat] contenders have said they support any restrictions on abortion.” To make matters worse, the “prominent Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls in the Senate voted down” the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act, which requires health care providers to give care to children born alive and in need of medical treatment. – source

America is the only nation standing in the way of the totalitarian rule of Communism. Bishop Jackson pointed out the ties to Communism of the two Democrat frontrunner candidates for president, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.

Here is the gist of what Bishop E.W. Jackson said in this American Family Radio commentary:

“Bernie Sanders says he’s not a Communist, but he is a full-blown Communist. Why was he so enamored of Fidel Castro? In 1972, Bernie said he was not offended that people call him a Communist. And why has he been so enamored of the Soviet Union? He has bragged about what he says are ways in which the Soviet Union is superior to the US. He said he established a sister-city relationship in Burlington, Vermont, where he was mayor. He has visited the Soviet Union on a pleasure trip. He honeymooned there.

“Pete Buttigieg’s father, Joseph Buttigieg, didn’t refer to himself as a Communist. In his obituary, they never mentioned that he was a Communist. Yet he obviously was. He started the International Gramsci Society. Gramsci was one of the premier Communist theorist and cultural thinkers. As for Pete Buttigieg, he wrote an essay in school praising Bernie Sanders for having the “courage” to call himself a Socialist.

“The term ‘Socialism’ is just a cloak that Communist countries wear that they think gives them greater acceptance. For example, Vietnam is Communist, yet they call themselves the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Soviet Union didn’t call itself the Communist Soviet Union. The name was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Yet they were Communist.” – source

After that podcast, I noticed some conservative sites were reporting on these two Dem frontrunners’ Communist ties. Hopefully, it awakened some Democrats to just what they’re getting themselves into if they elect one of them (or any of the Democrat candidates for that matter). But perhaps that’s just wishful thinking. The Dem masses, for the most part, seem to be completely blinded.

And what about Joe Biden? Many have seen the videos of his creepy remarks and his hands all over the children. How in the world with all that in-your-face exposure did we end up with him actually being able to run for president?

And while we’re at it, Pete Buttigieg’s “husband” says he wants to be called “First Gentlemen” if Pete wins the presidency. What has this world come to?! Never mind; we already know the answer to that.

Useful Idiots

I’ve spoken before about how the term “useful idiots” came about. But it’s important to reiterate it often so that, hopefully, it spreads far and wide and gets through to those “useful idiots” to wake the heck up! The first time I heard the term, I was listening to a 1984 interview with Soviet defector Yuri Besmenov, a former KGB agent. His videos are on YouTube (at least for now) for anyone to view, and hopefully learn from.

While in India to help the spread of Communism there, he began to have an awakening, increasingly seeing the Soviet system as insidious and ruthless. He found out that he was targeted for assassination for “knowing too much.” In 1970 he disguised himself as a hippie and joined a tour group to escape to Greece. He contacted the US Embassy, and, after a long debriefing, was granted asylum and went to Canada.

In his 1984 interview with G. Edward Griffin, he explained the methods used by the KGB for the gradual subversion of the political system of the United States. In warning about this Communist agenda to take down the US, he spoke of professors who had visited the Soviet Union many decades ago, and had been duped by the Communists to believe this system was a good thing. These professors were dubbed “useful idiots” by the Communists, because that’s exactly what they were: useful idiots being used for a Communist takeover of the US, the only nation standing in the way of the Communist agenda.

The 1960’s radicals who had been indoctrinated by the “useful idiot” professors are now leaders in the Democrat Party, and are determined to take it down and rebuild it to their so-called “progressive” way of thinking.

Besmenov warned all those decades ago that already three generations of students had been indoctrinated into this belief and that if we didn’t act immediately to stop it, it would be too late. He said these leftist idealists would one day wake up and realize the mistake they’d made, and then would rebel. But it would be too late. They would “know too much.” And they would be imprisoned or lined up against a wall and shot. If you don’t believe this could happen, watch “The Soviet Story” at this link. If this doesn’t wake one up to the perils and evils of Communism, I don’t know what will!

The Four Steps for American Subversion: A warning from a former KGB agent

As Bezmenov explains in the interview, there are four steps to transform the thinking and behavior of the population:

  1. Demoralization – this is a process which can take about 15-30 years to perform (a generation). During this stage, the moral fibre and integrity of the country is put into question, thereby creating doubt in the minds of the people. To do so, manipulation of the media and academia is required to influence young people. As the younger generation embraces new values, such as Marxism and Leninism, the older generation slowly loses control simply through attrition. Again, true facts no longer matter during this stage, but rather creating perceptions are of paramount importance.
  2. Destabilization – the purpose of this step is to change the status quo, particularly the country’s economy, foreign relations, and defense systems. The intent is to create a massive government permeating society and becoming intrusive in the lives of its citizens. This can take from two to five years to perform, again with the active support of academia pushing youth in this direction. Here, entitlements and benefits are promised to the populace to encourage their support. Basically, they are bribing the people to accept their programs.

Bezmenov claims after this stage is completed, the naive college professors are no longer needed; and since they will undoubtedly protest government policies when they discover the truth, they will be disposed of quickly. He cites examples of this occurring in Nicaragua, Grenada, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.

  1. Crisis – this is a major step lasting up to six weeks and involves a revolutionary change of power. This is where a cataclysmic event upsets and divides the country thereby creating panic among the citizens. Recent examples include the 2011 upheavals in the Middle East, most notably Egypt and Libya. To Americans, symptoms would include circumventing the Constitution and altering the checks and balances of government, and possibly martial law.
  2. Normalization – the final stage is where the populace finally acquiesces and begins to assimilate communism. This can take up to two decades to complete. – source

Has this nation listened to his warning? No. And Besmenov ended up dying a suspicious death a few years later at the age of 54. They called it a heart attack. Yeah…sure. And the leftists aren’t just indoctrinating students in colleges and universities these days. They’ve started the indoctrination from preschool on up.

There was an awakening of sorts in the US in the 2016 election regarding corruption of politicians and their agenda; hence the election of Donald Trump. That surprise election threw the Dem Party for a loop, and they’ve doubled down on their agenda to get back in power and stay in power in perpetuity. We’ve witnessed the teeth-gnashing that keeps getting more and more insane. Their Saul Alinsky tactics of projection (accusing the other side of what they themselves are actually guilty of doing), help from Soros’ money and the bought-and-paid-for mainstream media – gave them success in the midterm elections, even allowing them to become the majority in the House of Representatives. They likely had help from dead voters as well.

Donald Trump is not a politician; he’s a businessman. He doesn’t parse his words as a politician would because he’s not one. It’s surprising that supporters of the Democrat Party refuse to realize all the good President Trump has done to try to get this nation back on track. (One word of caution though. Trump’s prayer group should have warned him not to get involved in any plan that would divide Israel. But there are a number of wolves in that pack. And they should warn him to be careful not to cave to the LGBT agenda. That said, the Democrat Party leaders are anti-Israel and pro-LGBT all the way.)

I’m also surprised that the older generation of Democrat Party supporters don’t seem to realize that this is not the same Democrat Party of their grandparents or even their parents (not that the Democrat Party even before them was all they thought it was. After all, they’ve been the Party of the KKK. It’s been the Republican Party that has fought for civil rights, not the Democrat Party). Yet these people still vote Democrat. Some vote Democrat because they promise all the freebies. But take a look at where those freebies have gotten them. It’s kept them enslaved to the system.

Take a look at the Democrat-run cities. Does it look like they’re prospering? Absolutely not! But the Democrat politicians have prospered immensely. Should they get complete control, they will continue to prosper while making everyone else poor. They act like they care about the poor, but they don’t. They just want their votes, so they give them just enough to get those votes. And those freebies are not really free. The hard-working taxpayers foot the bill. But sooner or later in this type of system, they run out of other people’s money.

God’s Word demands that people work for a living, or else they shouldn’t eat. And the responsibility for taking care of the truly needy goes to the family, then the churches if there’s no family. Even then, it should only be a hand-up, not a permanent hand-out.

The college-educated Democrat voters for many decades have been indoctrinated… brainwashed…  deceived. They support a Party that stands for everything God is against.

“Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22).

“For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s colt” (Job 11:12).

Ironically, the Democrat Party is represented by a donkey. And it’s obviously a wild one.

There’s a saying that goes like this. “Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the “M” is silent.” I have my own saying: Be careful when following Dem-masses.

 The Marxist, Socialist and Communist Democrat Party promotes moral relativism. In moral relativism, there’s no concept of correct moral principles. Instead, everything is based on what one desires. Satanists, whose motto is “Do what thou wilt,” promote the same moral relativism. It is Godless, and will lead this country into Hell, literally and figuratively.

As for an awakening revival in this church age where Christianity is concerned, there will not be one according to God’s Word. The Bible tells us there would be increasing apostasy and many false prophets in the last days before Christ’s return. So, when you hear these so-called pastors saying there is or will be a revival, they’re not going by what the Bible tells us about the times in which we live. We have ear-tickling false prophets out there deceiving the masses who obviously don’t bother to pick up a Bible. They tell them their best life is now and they can prosper fabulously – just pile your money in the collection plate. But that pile is only prospering the prosperity preachers with palatial palaces and private jets.

“And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not” (2 Peter 2:3). In other words, they will use smooth talk—deceptive words to get hold of your money.

Several years ago, UNICEF, an agency of the UN, put out a video of various people singing “Imagine” by John Lennon, with scenes of supposed world unity and harmony. You can find that version on YouTube. But here’s another one that intersperses into that video the stark reality of that vision. It’s called “Imagine Communism.” Watch it at this link.


February 23rd was the 75th anniversary of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Patriotism meant something back then. But today, the liberal-left radicals in the education system teach students that globalism is the way to go. They’re deceived by Satan himself, because when globalism takes over – and it will – the Antichrist will rule (Revelation 13) – that is, until the return of Christ puts him and his false prophet (of the one-world religion) in their place, in the pit of hell.

There will be some who will have an awakening after the rapture and will turn to Christ – provided they even live past the chaos and judgments that will ensue. But it will come at a steep price then. They’ll be hunted down and killed by Antichrist’s forces. Taking a cue from the Islamists, beheading will be a popular way of killing – as a public display to scare the masses into taking Antichrist’s mark of worship.

Many will have an awakening too late, as they’re begging for the rocks to fall on them as they try to hide from the wrath of God for refusing to accept the gift of salvation through the blood of His Blessed Son.

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:15-17).

Remember the song “America the Beautiful”? America was blessed by God before the haters removed Him from everything. Now this country is suffering for it. We have a president who is trying to save this country, the last holdout against globalism. But the teeth gnashers are trying every trick in the book to take him down. Do they care about this country? No. All they care about is getting and staying in power and lining their own pockets.

Listen to the words of the song. I can’t help but cry out loud with a broken heart as I listen to it, remembering what our country used to be, seeing what is happening to it, and knowing that it will fall as all nations have throughout history have that turned their backs on God.

Pray that Jesus takes up his true believers before the globalists take over. And warn others to WAKE UP!

America the Beautiful (as sung by Ray Charles)

“O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!”

Pray for our nation.

“Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”

Cynthia Nuara

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Carnal and Vile :: By Cynthia Nuara

Carnival, Carnaval, or Carnivale festivals, whatever the name depending on location, are typically thought of as occurring at the end of winter. Many do; however, today these festivals can be found in every month of the year. 1 And there is one thing they all have in common: they’re all carnal and vile. What are the origins of these festivals of the flesh, now celebrated in 50 countries around the world?

Some claim Carnival has its roots in Europe; others say Egypt or other African nations. Yet others say the source is in Babylon. Let’s find out, but first…

There is one carnival in the news recently that UNESCO was planning to consider at its Dec. 9-14 meeting, whether to remove it from the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage due to widespread complaints that this past spring’s carnival contained blatant anti-Semitism. But it’s not the first time, nor the second that there have been complaints.

I’m talking about the Aalst Carnival in Belgium. Its annual parade has floats specifically created to mock politicians, events in the news, etc. Officials in Aalst announced ahead of this meeting that they would remove the Aalst Carnival from the list themselves. They haughtily say they will not allow anyone to tell them who they can make fun of or how they go about doing it. Aalst’s mayor, Christoph D’Haese, says “Aalst will always remain the capital of mockery and satire,” and that mocking Jews is ‘unavoidable’ in the 2020 carnival. D’Haese also called the Jewish organizations that criticized the carnival “a power apparatus.” “They are well organized,” he said. “We have received messages from all over the world, often not in the friendliest terms.”

While you may not see scantily-clad women grinding their hips in the Aalst Carnival Parade like you see in all the others I’ve researched, including vile displays from the following crowds, there is debauchery to be found at this Aalst Carnival, most especially in the celebrations from dusk to dawn where “anything goes.” Here is what Aalst has to say about its Carnival:

“Aalst Carnival is full of ancient folkloric pagan traditions…passed down through the generations. Many of these traditions having rarely changed from their original form, which is why in 2010 it was recognized by UNESCO as being a “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.”

[My comment: Aalst is obviously proud of the pagan roots, as is UNESCO.]

The comment continues on the Aalst Carnival site:

“Everything is put on display and absolutely nothing is off limits, not religion, race, politicians or even celebrities… After dark is when the fun and debauchery begins… The night celebrations are wild and full of crass behavior… Anything and everything goes.” – source

This Aalst Carnival made the news this year for taking its “satirization” to a level that is unacceptable to a number of people. So, what is it that has caused outrage regarding this Carnival whose annual festival dates back 600 years to the Middle Ages?

Let’s start with the outrage. Fifty-eight Jewish organizations gathered in New York City on July 31st to address the ever-increasing scourge of anti-Semitism in the US, Europe and around the world. Various disturbing incidents were brought up that occurred in the past year, which you can read about in this article. While researching these incidents, I came across disgusting displays of anti-Semitism that have occurred at the Aalst Carnival.

This annual Carnival, a raucous 3-day event, takes place just before Catholic Lent begins (a 40-day fasting against meat, and can include giving up something else that one enjoys). The float display that was created as its 2019 theme was meant to address how “everything has become so expensive,” according to a spokesperson for the Carnival. It was titled “Shabbat Year” and featured caricatures of Orthodox Jews atop money bags. One of the caricatures had a rat on his shoulder. A platform following the float carried revelers who dressed like these puppets and danced to a song about “bulging coffers” and “Jews getting extra fat.”

In 2013, this event had a float resembling a Nazi railway wagon used to transport Jews to death camps. A poster on the wagon showed Flemish Belgian politicians dressed as Nazis who held canisters labeled Zyklon B, the poison used by Nazis to exterminate Jews in gas chambers in the Holocaust. The people who designed the float marched nearby dressed as Nazi SS officers and Haredi Orthodox Jews. These Nazi officers drank champagne and danced to German songs.

Supposedly, there was an anti-Semitic float in the Aalst Carnival parade in 2009 as well. Finally, after the outrage over this year’s mockery of the Jews, UNESCO was petitioned to review its “Heritage of Humanity” designation of the Aalst Carnival at their upcoming meeting in December.

The creators of the display were not the least bit regretful even after the backlash that followed. Aalst’s mayor defended it, saying “In Aalst it should be allowed.” – source

Some heritage of humanity!

The defenders of these anti-Semitic displays make the claim that it’s satire and all in fun. But the facts are that Aalst’s carnival is not the only entertainment in Belgium filled with anti-Semitism. Last August, when a Belgian soccer team celebrated their victory over a rival team that it considers Jewish, supporters of the Belgium team broke out with this chant: “My father was in the commandos; my mother was in the SS; together they burned Jews, because Jews burn best.” Such chants now occur at soccer matches in other European countries as well, whether the team they’re playing is Jewish or not.

I don’t like to quote from the liberal-left Haaretz; and the writer of the article on the Aalst Carnival, etc., at this link is a EU supporter and calls nationalism fascist. Speaking for the United States, our not wanting to be part of a global government has nothing to do with fascism. That said, the article mentions other disgusting instances of anti-Semitic crowds in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe.

Carnal and Vile, Every One of Them

Every Carnival parade I researched for this article had people from the crowds following behind who stopped along the way to perform simulated sex acts. (Even the “satirical political” parade in Aalst showed a gay simulated sex scene by one of the followers.) In a couple of the songs at the Carnivals I researched, I heard lyrics about performing sex acts, using the F word – even in a Carnival with the word “Saint” attached to its title. YouTube is full of the degeneracy at “Carnivale.”

Also, read this article, with photos, about the various carnivals and the history behind them: The Origins of Carnival– And the Special Traditions of Dominican Carnaval.

Carnival’s Pagan Origins

The ancient, wild festivals were centered around the winter and spring solstices, and spring and fall equinoxes. One cannot discuss the festivals without mentioning the false worship associated with them.


It was here where the Tower of Babel was located and where God confused the speech of the builders. Babylon was a biblical symbol of the confusion that can be caused by godlessness. The earliest inhabitants were the Sumerians whom the Bible refers to as the people of the “land of Shinar.” A system of gods was established, with a temple in each city of the land. The temple-centered culture often held huge festivals. – source

Ancient Babylonian Festivals

Tablet fragments from the Neo-Babylonian period describe a series of festival days celebrating the New Year. The Festival began on the first day of the first Babylonian month, Nisannu, roughly corresponding to April/May in the Gregorian calendar. This festival celebrated the re-creation of the Earth, drawing from the Marduk-centered creation story described in the Enûma Eliš (the Babylonian creation myth).

Importance of idols

In Babylonian religion, the ritual care and worship of the statues of deities was considered sacred; the gods resided simultaneously in their statues in temples and in the natural forces they embodied. – source

The Enûma Eliš is recorded in Old Babylonian on seven clay tablets which describes [its false version of] the creation of the world, a battle between gods focused on supremacy of Marduk [also became Bel], the creation of man destined for the service of the Mesopotamian deities, and ends with a long passage praising Marduk. Its primary original purpose is unknown, although a version is known to have been used for certain festivals; there may also have been a political element to the myth. – source

Ancient Babylonia Fertility Rites

“Magico-religious ceremonies to insure an abundance of food and the birth of children. The rites, expressed through dances, prayers, incantations, and sacred dramas seek to control the otherwise unpredictable forces of nature. In primitive agricultural societies natural phenomena, such as rainfall, the fecundity of the earth, and the regeneration of nature were frequently personified.

One of the most important pagan myths was the search of the earth goddess for her lost (or dead) child or lover (e.g., Isis and Osiris; Ishtar and Tammuz; Demeter and Persephone). This myth, symbolizing the birth, death, and reappearance of vegetation, when acted out in a sacred drama, was the fertility rite par excellence.

Other rites concerned with productivity include acts of sympathetic magic, such as kindling of fires (symbolizing the sun) and scattering the reproductive organs of animals on the fields, displays of phallic symbols, and ritual prostitution. In India it was once believed that a fertile marriage would result if virgins were first deflowered by means of the lingam, a stone phallus symbolizing the god Shiva. Sacrifices of both humans and animals were believed to release the powers embodied within them and so make the fields or forests productive where the sacrifices had taken place. Many ancient fertility rites have persisted in modified forms into modern times.” – source

Babylon Had an Ishtar Gate

The main entrance to the inner city was called the Ishtar Gate. The portal was decorated with bright blue glazed bricks adorned with pictures of bulls, dragons and lions. The Ishtar Gate gave way to the city’s great Processional Way, a half-mile decorated corridor used in religious ritual to celebrate the New Year (spring equinox; beginning of the agricultural season). – source

Ishtar: Queen of Heaven

What is the identity of this Queen of Heaven? The reference was to an Assyrian and Babylonian goddess called Ishtar (also called Ashtoreth or Astarte by various other groups). In their system of gods and goddesses, Ishtar was believed to be the wife of the false god called Baal, [Bel], or Molech. As the wife of the chief male deity in these pagan-worshiping cultures, Ishtar became known by the name ‘Queen of Heaven.’

The reason people, especially women, worshiped this deity was based on the belief that this Queen of Heaven could bless a woman with fertility. Cakes and drink offerings would be given to this Queen of Heaven in worship. [The Israelites began to take on the worship of the false gods of the population around them, including worship of the queen of heaven goddess]. In response, the prophet Jeremiah told the people that such actions were the reason God destroyed Jerusalem and that false worship was not a source of blessing:

“It is because you made offerings and because you sinned against the LORD and did not obey the voice of the LORD or walk in his law and in his statutes and in his testimonies that this disaster has happened to you, as at this day” (Jeremiah 44:23).

The Ten Commandments were clear that the people were to worship only the Lord. Worship of any other god or goddess, including the Queen of Heaven, was condemned. – source

Speaking of Baal (Bel; Molech): Also, in the news this week, Russia will team will Syria to reconstruct the Palmyra ruins in Syria which contain the Arch of Palmyra and the Temple of this pagan god to which the arch leads. Also involved is UNESCO, a UN branch, which named it a World Heritage Site. Like I said, UNESCO is obviously proud of pagan traditions.

“Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation” (Judges 10:14).

Baal was worshiped under his various names as the sun god, storm god, and a fertility god who could enable the earth to produce crops and people to produce children. Followers sacrificed their children, usually the firstborn, to this pagan god in order to gain personal prosperity. The babies were burned alive on the hot iron statue.

Speaking of Bel, Beltane is a Celtic word that means “fires of Bel.” Today, Pagans believe that, at Beltane, the God (to whom the Goddess gave birth at the Winter Solstice) achieves the strength and maturity to court and become lover to the Goddess. Some pagans believe fire has the power to cleanse, purify and increase fertility. Beltane, also known as May Day, is celebrated to this day by Wiccans and Neopagans, in which the union of the god and goddess takes place. Celebrants at these Beltane Festivals light fires, dance, feast and perform fertility rites [to put it mildly]. – source

Ancient Festivals in Egypt

Communal gatherings for worship [of their gods] took place during festivals, and as the Egyptians set a premium on enjoying life, there were many of them throughout the year. Particular images of the gods, sometimes carried in portable shrines, were taken out of the temple sanctuaries and carried through the streets or sailed on the Nile. Stations of the Gods were erected throughout the various cities in order to provide stages for the processions. A deity was thought to live in the statue housed in the inner sanctum of that god’s temple. The festivals marked the progression of the year, which would end in the same celebration with which it had begun, thus emphasizing the cyclical, eternal, nature of life.

The festivals in ancient Egypt were centered around the worship of their deities. There was feasting, drinking, singing and dancing. There was even a “Lady of Drunkenness” festival.

The Bast Festival honored the birth of the cat goddess Bastet who was the guardian of hearth and home and protector of women, children, and women’s secrets. Herodotus claims that Bastet’s festival was the most elaborate and popular in Egypt. Herodotus said, “women were freed from all constraints during the annual festival at Bubastis. They celebrated the festival of the goddess by drinking, dancing, making music, and displaying their genitals.” This “raising of the skirts” by the women exemplified the freedom from normal constraints often observed at festivals but also had to do with fertility. – source

This video  shows roots in ancient Egypt, which is located in the continent of Africa. From there, Alexander the Great brought it to Greece, then it assimilated into Rome where it later became overlaid with Catholic [they call it Christian] meaning, hence the feast before the fast of Lent; and it became Carnivale. The word carne means meat, and the word vale means farewell.

Ancient Festivals in Greece

The carnival in Greece is said to have its origins in ancient Greece in the gods of Olympus. Dionysiaka, the origin of the Greek carnival, was a celebration in the name of ancient god Dionysus – god of wine- that used to be held around springtime, involving public parades. The advent of spring foreshadows the period of fertility… People who were on the floats used to wear masks and swear to the attendees, while other attendants – also dressed up and in masks – used to join the celebrations after the floats, singing satirical songs. – source

Dionysus (god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy) was believed to have been the son of Zeus and represented an underworld aspect of Zeus… The cult of Dionysus is a “cult of the souls”; his maenads (meaning “raving ones”) feed the dead through blood-offerings, and he acts as a divine communicant between the living and the dead. He is sometimes categorized as a dying-and-rising god. The Dionysia was a celebration of spring’s return and Earth’s regeneration. The festival included rituals dedicated to the souls of the dead whom ancient Greeks believe rejoined the living around March 1st. – source

Ancient Festivals in Rome

The Bacchanalia were Roman festivals of Bacchus, the Greco-Roman god of wine, freedom, intoxication and ecstasy. They were based on the Greek Dionysia and the Dionysian mysteries, and probably arrived in Rome c. 200 BC via the Greek colonies in southern Italy, and from Etruria, Rome’s northern neighbor. Like all mystery cults, the Bacchanalia were held in strict privacy, and initiates were bound to secrecy; what little is known of the cult and its rites derives from Greek and Roman literature, plays, statuary and paintings. – source

Carnival: Pre-Lent Festival

Carnival takes place in many Roman Catholic countries just before the Lenten season. The historical origin of Carnival possibly has its roots in a primitive festival honoring the beginning of the new year and rebirth of nature, though it’s also possible that the beginnings of Carnival in Italy may be linked to the pagan Saturnalian festival of ancient Rome. – source

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the so-called ‘god Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms. – source

African Roots of Carnival

A Catholic tradition brought to the colonies by the Spanish, French, and Portuguese since the 1500s, Carnival has become increasingly fused with traditions of African slaves and their descendants. Many of the rhythms, costumes, masks, and feathers in Carnivals in Caribbean countries can be traced to African festivals celebrated once upon a time, and even in places today. Enslaved masses, many from West Africa, brought with them to the Americas a variety of musical instruments, dance rhythms, and singing styles that gave birth to today’s Carnival sounds.

Originating from European religious events in celebrations of harvest, Carnival street parades were traditionally a way to honor the spirits or ancestors. It was the custom of many places in Africa for people to walk around the village, singing, dancing, and wearing carefully crafted masks and colorful costumes to bring good luck. These parades were meant to scare away spirits of angry dead relatives; thus, it’s no surprise that symbols of death are common in many Carnival street-parades today.

One aspect of Carnival recognizable worldwide is the use of masks and feathers. In Europe, masks are used to hide a person’s identity, whereas in the African tradition, masks are meant to bring to life some spirit. The colorful feathers used to decorate masks in major carnival regions of the Caribbean can be traced to some practices in African traditions. Feathers and other natural objects were believed to lend certain spiritual strengths to the wearer. – source

So, we see that, as Carnival spread, various cultures added their own elements to the festivals.

How the Roman Catholic Church Infused All this Paganism

For 280 years, the early church was horribly persecuted. Then, in 312 A.D., the Roman Emperor Constantine claimed to have had a miraculous conversion to Christianity – yet he still worshipped the so-called ‘sun god.’ Constantine and his successors gave their support to the bishop of Rome as the supreme ruler of the church. This way, they could make sure the Roman government and state religion would be centered in the same location.

Pagan rituals and idols were gradually incorporated into so-called “Christian” worship. For example: The pagan gods over the cities became “saints” over the cities. The pagan mother-with-son statues were renamed Mary and Jesus, and pagan rites and rituals became so-called Christian holy days.

Christians who opposed this blending of paganism with so-called Christianity were then persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church using the name of Christ.


The Bible and other recorded history show us that these celebrations and false religions have their roots in ancient Babylon. It all links back to false god and mother-goddess worship in Babylon, no matter the name changes through the various cultures and centuries. Babylon is the root of all false religion.

The Bible tells us that apostate Christianity would morph in the last days into the worldwide ecumenical religious system of the Tribulation called “Mystery Babylon The Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of The Earth” (described in Revelation 17). We see this happening today with the push for all religions to unite, and we see the actual worshiping together of so-called Christians with non-Christians. The pope is calling all to Rome, to what he calls “the Mother Church,” insinuating that all paths lead to God (in his usual smooth and deceitful way of using ambiguous words to disguise his real purposes).

False pastors in the Protestant churches are leading their flocks down that same road.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times [speaking of the times beginning after Jesus’ ministry and ascension] some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth” (1 Timothy 4:1-3).

“Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what communion has light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has a temple of God with idols? For we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:14-17).

Mankind is without excuse.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature [creation; created things] more than [rather than] the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen” (Romans 1:18-25).

God warns about the last days religious and political Mystery Babylon. “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities… How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow… And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth” (Revelation 18:4-5, 7, 24).


Source showing that Carnival occurs in places throughout the year around the globe:

1 World Carnival Calendar