Postcards From the Moon

by | Feb 11, 2016

The dark, occult, Satanic associations of NASA would be a very hard image to sell to Americans of the late 1960s and early 1970s. According to the polling company Gallup, in the year 1965, 69% of Americans identified themselves as Protestant Christians, while an additional 24% identified as Catholic Christians. That is a total of 93% of Americans, the highest percentage to self-identify as Christians since Gallup began conducting data on this subject in 1948. The U.S. government, well aware of the Christian leanings of the populace, made sure to hide the anti-Christian associations of NASA from the public.

As I look back over the history of the Apollo Space Program, it becomes apparent that NASA has made it a priority to make the Moon missions appear as attractive to Christians as possible. They have had great success in deceiving so many because they have manipulated the masses by appealing to their religious and patriotic biases. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Apollo 8 mission. Apollo 8 was the first space mission to take mankind beyond low earth orbit. It was the first mission to carry men to the vicinity of the Moon. It was the first space mission to carry men through the Van Allen Radiation Belts.

Prior to Apollo 8 man had never traveled even 1,000 miles from the Earth’s surface. Yet, NASA claims that, in an immense leap forward in human capability, Apollo 8, which launched on December 21, 1968, traveled 240,000 miles from the Earth to the Moon, orbited the Moon 10 times in a period of 20 hours, and then returned 240,000 miles to Earth. NASA knew their claims of having accomplished such an incredible feat would be met with great skepticism. They went to great lengths to mitigate critical examination of their claims. They sought to engage people emotionally, rather than rationally.

One way they accomplished this was to schedule the Apollo 8 mission for the precise time of year when people are most engaged emotionally in their lives, and the most prone to entertain fanciful traditions. The Apollo 8 crew reached lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 1968. As people from nations around the world were telling tales of Santa Claus and flying reindeer, decorating their homes with festive lights and savoring the smells of holiday cooking; as people were focused on giving and receiving gifts, feasting with family and friends, and enjoying the overall holiday cheer, NASA knew people would be predisposed to positive thoughts, thinking the best of all mankind.

NASA further played up the religious angle during this season when people recite the story of the birth of Christ and of angels announcing “Peace on Earth, good will to men.” The crew made a number of “live” broadcasts from their Lunar Orbiter. On their Christmas Eve broadcast each member of the Apollo 8 crew read a section from the first chapter of the book of Genesis.

Apollo 8 Crew: Frank Borman, Bill Anders, James Lovell

Bill Anders
“We are now approaching lunar sunrise, and for all the people back on Earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message that we would like to send to you.”

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light’: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”

James Lovell 
“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’ And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

Frank Borman 
“And God said, ‘Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear’: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he seas: and God saw that it was good.”

Borman then ended by stating, “And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas and God bless all of you – all of you on the good Earth.”

This message pulled strongly upon the emotions of the listeners. It is difficult to remain objective in the face of such shrewd propaganda. People were being manipulated through the employment of a cunning PR campaign. The astronauts of Apollo 8 followed a script that made them appear as solid Christian citizens of the United States. They were America’s heroes winning the Cold War against the Soviet Union which was in the midst of a crackdown on Christianity and religious freedom. The cold, atheistic world of Soviet Communism was brought face to face with Christian America in the space race, and the Christians were triumphing.

At least, that is how things were made to appear. In truth, it was American Christians who were being duped by their own government. The true struggle was not with a foreign empire. The real conflict lay much closer to home. David McGowan, in his insightful, albeit irreverent, treatise on the faked Moon landings has written the following.

There is a tremendous reluctance among the American people to let go of the notion that we sent men to the Moon. There are a couple of reasons for that, one of them being that there is a romanticized notion that those were great years – years when one was proud to be an American. And in this day and age, people need that kind of romanticized nostalgia to cling to.

But that is not the main reason that people cling so tenaciously, often even angrily, to what is essentially the adult version of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. What primarily motivates them is fear. But it is not the lie itself that scares people; it is what that lie says about the world around us and how it really functions. For if NASA was able to pull off such an outrageous hoax before the entire world, and then keep that lie in place for four decades, what does that say about the control of the information we receive? What does that say about the media, and the scientific community, and the educational community, and all the other institutions we depend on to tell us the truth? What does that say about the very nature of the world we live in?

That is what scares… people and prevents them from even considering the possibility that they could have been so thoroughly duped. It’s not being lied to about the Moon landings that people have a problem with, it is the realization that comes with that revelation: if they could lie about that, they could lie about anything…
[Source: David McGowan, Wagging the Moondoggie]

Apollo 8 Postcard – First Day of Issue

Apollo 8 was a feel-good mission for the American people. Everything seemed right with the world for a brief moment. In an hour when Madalyn Murray O’Hair had succeeded in banning Bible reading in public schools; in a year when Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King were both assassinated; as America was embroiled in the war in Viet Nam, there was finally something Americans, and especially American Christians, could take pride in.

The postcard above reveals that NASA was pushing all the right emotional buttons to manipulate the people. There are the three smiling astronauts. They wear the patch of the American flag proudly on their shoulders. Affixed to the postcard is the U.S. Postal Service’s official commemorative stamp depicting the Earth rising over the surface of the Moon with the words “In the beginning God…” in the very center. Patriotism and religion were both being invoked.

As Edward Bernays stated in his book Propaganda, “Trotter and Le Bon concluded that the group mind does not think in the strict sense of the word. In place of thoughts it has impulses, habits and emotions.” It was the impulses, habits and emotions of the group mind that NASA was appealing to. It is little wonder that so many Christian Americans today are emotionally invested in defending the illusion that America sent men to the Moon and back in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a group, the populace embraced what was being told to them. It is difficult for an individual to cast off the consensus belief of the group and test a matter rationally. The pressure of the group holds most people firmly to the group mindset.

Brothers and sisters, it is important to discern the great deception of the Apollo Moon missions, for the government and media continue to present to the public lies and illusions in order to manipulate them. Deception and Democracy are inseparable. The rich and powerful of this world will never be content to allow men to exercise self-rule. They will only permit them the illusion of self-rule. Consequently, deception must be the policy of the government and the media, both of which are under the control of a global elite.

NASA has never been a Christian organization. You can be certain they did not have the Apollo 8 astronauts read from Genesis because the leadership of NASA were devout Bible believers. No, this act was intended to manipulate the Christian public, to get them to throw their support behind the U.S. government’s funding of NASA. It was intended to evoke an emotional response to the Moon program, and to forestall the rational skepticism which would have exposed their deception.

NASA is not going to announce that past key members of the organization, like Jack Parsons, were Satanists. They know better than to publicize the fact that administrators are high level Freemasons. You will not find it mentioned in any of their public relations material that men such as Thomas Kelly, leader of the Apollo Lunar Module program, was a member of Cornell University’s Quill and Dagger secret society, the equivalent of Yale University’s Skull and Bones.

Quill and Dagger Tower, Cornell

NASA qualifies as an occult organization. It is difficult to see the true nature of the organization for it is hidden, obscured, occulted, by a carefully manufactured public image. The public face of NASA is a lie, a deception, a fraud perpetrated upon an unsuspecting and naive populace.

Satan and his human servants never tire of using the same tried and true schemes. They work so well, why should they change? Christians are far too easily duped. Consider a more recent news story. Exploding out of nowhere into great prominence recently is the terrorist organization know as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh. The mainstream and many lesser known media sources are hyping the story of ISIS being a dire threat to Christians. The public is regaled with horrific accounts of ISIS terrorist groups demanding that Christians convert to Islam, pay a tax, or be killed. Politicians and pundits cite these stories, informing the masses that America must intervene in the nations where ISIS operates, including Iraq and Syria, in order to protect Christians.

Since when has the mainstream media or the government had any sincere concern for the lives of Christians? These are the same people who characterize American Christians as terrorists, bigots, and haters for taking a stand against abortion and homosexuality. Remember, the media and the government are controlled by a cabal of global corporations who are pursuing their own narrow interests. They are servants of Satan. They care nothing for the suffering masses. Indeed, they are the true agents behind the atrocities being committed. When they are not committing atrocities, they are fabricating false accounts of atrocities. ISIS/ISIL/Daesh was created, trained, and funded by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States.

If there are Christians being slaughtered, they are being killed with American weapons given to the hands of evil men who have been recruited, trained, and are being directed by agents of the American government. The government and media are acting in concert to manipulate Christians today in the same way they did during the Apollo missions. Desiring to overthrow the sovereign governments of nations such as Iraq and Syria, they have manufactured a threat which will elicit the fear of Christians, manipulating them to call for government intervention, believing that the government will act as the savior of Christian lives and property. The true motives of the powers-that-be is to wrest control of the resources of nations, maintaining their global monopoly.

To cite another current example, consider the 2016 U.S. Presidential race. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is receiving massive amounts of media attention as a champion of the people, a defender of traditional morality, and an adversary of the Washington establishment elite. He is being billed as an “outsider,” someone who will defend the common man and protect American Christians against a tidal wave of Islamic refugees entering the country.

Many Christian leaders have rallied around Donald Trump. He spoke to a crowd of thousands at Liberty University and received the endorsement of the University’s founder, Jerry Falwell. Donald Trump also met with an assortment of Christian leaders back in October, 2015, including Dr. David Jeremiah (Southern Baptist), Paula White (Charismatic), Kenneth Copeland (Pentecostal), Jan Crouch (Trinity Broadcasting Network), and Robert Jeffress (Southern Baptist), among others. They prayed over “The Donald” and spoke blessings upon him.

The video above begins with Dr. David Jeremiah praying for Donald Trump stating, “he not only says what he believes, but is willing to put himself in jeopardy for what he believes, and will help us… spiritually.” Truly, there are none so blind as those who claim to be the servants of God (Isaiah 42:19). Even Willie Robertson, a professed Christian and reality star of the popular television program Duck Dynasty, has endorsed Donald Trump. Perhaps if he removed those dark shades obscuring his vision, he would be able to see that he is standing next to one of Satan’s own.

It is astonishing that anyone, much less a Christian in whom dwells the Holy Spirit, should believe that Donald Trump is a champion of Christianity, or of Christian values. Donald Trump is a vain, pompous, loud-mouthed, vulgar, godlessly immoral man. He has been married three times, and has been unfaithful to all of his wives. He has owned some of the largest casinos in America, businesses which promote gambling, prostitution, and all manner of sexual immorality.

Donald Trump at Grand Opening of His Las Vegas Casino

Along with the casino business comes mob connections. A CNN news article relates the following:

Donald Trump and the Mob
Chris Frates, CNN Investigative Correspondent
Fri July 31, 2015

“The mob connections of Donald are extraordinarily extensive,” New York investigative journalist Wayne Barrett told CNN in an interview.

Barrett, the author of the 1992 unauthorized biography “Trump: The Deals and the Downfall,” wrote that Trump’s life “intertwines with the underworld…”

To be sure, organized crime had ties to the New York and New Jersey construction industry in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, making contact between developers and mafia-controlled companies almost unavoidable at times.

“There was a certain amount of mob association during which the father and he were building, which was very difficult to avoid in the New York construction world,” Barrett said, adding, “He went out of his way not to avoid them, but to increase them.”

In a recent Federalist article, David Marcus writes that Trump bought the property that his Atlantic City casino Trump Plaza would one day occupy — for twice market price — from Salvatore Testa, a Philly mobster and son of one-time Philly mob boss Philip “Chicken Man” Testa. (Springsteen fans might recognize the elder Testa from the opening lines of the song, Atlantic City.)

In his book, Barrett writes that Testa and a partner, who together headed a Philly mafia hit-squad called the Young Executioners, bought the property for “a scant $195,000” in 1977. In 1982, Trump paid $1.1 million for it.

“The $220 per square foot that Trump paid for the Testa property was the second most expensive purchase he made on the block, even though it was one of the first parcels he bought,” Barrett wrote.

The casino was built with the help of two construction companies controlled by Philly mobsters Nicademo “Little Nicky” Scarfo and his nephew Phillip “Crazy Phil” Leonetti, according to, as Marcus notes, a New Jersey state commission’s 1986 report on organized crime.

Trump also had a decade-long relationship with Scarfo’s investment banker, according to Barrett’s book.

In Manhattan, Trump used the mob-controlled concrete company S&A to build Trump Plaza condos. Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, head of the Genovese crime family, and Paul Castellano, the don of New York’s Gambino family, controlled S&A, according to federal court records Barrett cited in his book.

Barrett noted that he built the Trump Tower out of concrete, instead of steel, at a time when the mafia controlled much the concrete industry.

“While dealing with the concrete cartel was inevitable for any developer in the period when Trump Tower was built, Donald took the relationship several steps further than he had to,” Barrett wrote.

In a Philadelphia Inquirer article from the time the book was published, reporter David Cay Johnston summed up Barrrett’s unauthorized biography, writing that it “asserts that throughout his adult life, Donald Trump has done business with major organized-crime figures and performed favors for their associates.”

I am appalled that so many Christians are embracing this godless man who is a servant of Satan. I believe if the Devil himself were to pick up a Bible and promise he was going to defend the rights of Christians, that a majority of Christians would vote for him. The apostle Paul admonished the body of Christ with the following words.

I Timothy 5:22
Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thus share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.

The act of laying hands on someone was a sign of endorsement. Many Christians are endorsing Donald Trump today. Before the eyes of God they are sharers in Trump’s sins.

Donald Trump – Chameleon

II Corinthians 11:13-15
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

Brothers and sisters, if believers today are failing to exercise the bare minimum amount of discernment to recognize that this business mogul from Sin City, USA is a worker of evil and not a worker of righteousness, what deception will they not fall for? Perhaps they might believe that ISIS is a spontaneous uprising of radical Muslims who represent a threat to American Christians. Perhaps they might even believe that 47 years ago the American government landed men on the Moon and then returned them safely back to Earth.

Let me repeat that the goal of this book is NOT primarily to demonstrate that the Moon landings were faked. Rather, it is to demonstrate the pervasiveness of deception in the world in which we live. Lies are everywhere around us. Some of the lies are extraordinary in their scope and impact, yet they have been embraced as eagerly by Christians as they have been by the unregenerate. Why is this so? It is because Christians are failing to walk as spiritual men and women. Having set their minds on earthly pursuits they are unable to contend with spiritual forces of wickedness in high places. They are vulnerable to every lie and illusion of the enemies of Christ.

Who do you think approved the reading of this Bible passage during the Apollo 8 mission? Who scheduled it to be read during primetime, Christmas Eve, preempting regularly scheduled television programming? (Perhaps there is another reason television broadcasts are called “programming.”) This was not a spontaneous act of the three astronauts. They did not simply happen to have a Bible on board their spaceship. It was a scripted event.

Perhaps it was Edwin Webb, the Administrator of NASA from 1961-1968, who was a Masonic member of University Lodge No. 408 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina who suggested this Bible reading. Or perhaps it was Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, manager of the Apollo Command and Services Modules, who was a member of Fairview Lodge No. 699 in Fairview, Ohio. Maybe it was Thomas Kelly, leader of the Apollo Lunar Module program, who was a member of Cornell University’s Quill and Dagger secret society. It may even have been President Lyndon B. Johnson, for whom NASA’s Johnson Space Center is named. He too was a Freemason, initiated on October 30, 1937, in Johnson City Lodge No. 561 in Johnson City, Texas. What is certain is that, as the actor stated in the movie Interstellar, “it was a brilliant piece of propaganda.”

I know some elements of this chapter have appeared previously. I thought they were worth repeating. David McGowan, in his book Wagging the Moondoggie, presented a salient point for consideration. “if NASA was able to pull off such an outrageous hoax before the entire world, and then keep that lie in place for four decades, what does that say about the control of the information we receive? What does that say about the media, and the scientific community, and the educational community, and all the other institutions we depend on to tell us the truth? What does that say about the very nature of the world we live in?

Let us answer the question, removing the “if.” Since NASA did pull off such an outrageous hoax before the entire world, the Scriptures are confirmed, for they tell us, “The whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (I John 5:19). The evil one is further described as “the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9). The lies of Satan have permeated the media. They have infiltrated the scientific community. They have embedded themselves within the educational community. They are everywhere, in all the institutions we depend upon to tell us truth. Those who are wise will walk with their eyes open, testing everything.

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  1. Gwen

    Dearest Brother Joseph,

    I know I'm repeating myself from a previous blog post, but thank you so much for writing this. I told my husband after reading your first chapter that no other Christian "leader" will ever say these things. It can only be from one who genuinely lives Jesus's teachings, from one who has genuinely given up the world to follow our Saviour.

    Mr. McGowan's writings were what did it for me regarding the moon landings. That and the AULIS website where they analyzed the photos. I remember about seven years ago as I was digging more and more into the history of false flags and hoaxes, I vowed that I wasn't going to explore the moon landing subject because that's where the loony people are {grin}. Then I realized that if I were really going to go deep, I'd have to turn over every rock. Mr. McGowan's writing style along with the photos of those aluminum foil covered tin cans with the rivets popping loose, plus that other short video that looks to me like a tea kettle being lit with a firecracker before it supposedly flies off the moon had me in tears from laughter.

    However, there is a point to all of this deceit and that's what makes it very serious.

    A quote from this post:

    "…it is to demonstrate the pervasiveness of deception in the world in which we live. Lies are everywhere around us. Some of the lies are extraordinary in their scope and impact…"

    My son is eleven and intellectually getting to a stage where I can really start showing him examples of propaganda and lies, and I've made very nearly that same statement to him. As he is homeschooled, I am teaching him what we're supposed to believe and then what the reality is.

  2. 7 Raptures Robert

    Recently, I read an article – published by the on-line news source WND – about a controversial prophecy given by Jeremiah Johnson. Both the prophecy and the article were both concerning Donald Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States of America. I have included the link directly below.

    While I personally do not believe there will ever be another constituted President of the United States, I sincerely began to pray and reflect on if the name Donald Trump could signal anything prophetically. The article had already pointed out that the word trump is used twice in the New Testament Scriptures to signify the rapture of the bride / resurrection of the saints. (1Cor. 15:52 & 1Thes. 4:16) I had to admit that it was very interesting to say the very least. However, I made a mental note that the article made no mention of the meaning of the name Donald and its possible inference to the last trump event.

    Later that evening, as I was walking and praying; I began to contemplate that to “Don” something – according to the first meaning in Webster’s dictionary – meant to put something on. E.g. An article of clothing. While “ald” could also be spelled auld which refers to something old. I.e. “Auld Lang Syne” Could it be that sometime during this presidential election cycle the Bride of Heaven will put on the new man (don her wedding garments) and put off the old (auld) corruptible man at the sounding of the last trump?

    As of this writing Donald Trump is still the odds on favourite to be the Grand Old Parties nominee for the President of the United States. He is a political outsider and in many ways is considered anti-establishment by the current Republican party leadership. He is also considered to be politically incorrect and altogether against the current Washington D.C. / American status quo. He is unashamedly saying that America is a Christian nation (as opposed to a Muslim one) and calling her to return to her former greatness.

    Consider the following – Isn’t the Virgin Bride of Messiah – the oldest and grandest party there is? I.e. The party of the saints of Elohim at the first resurrection. At the end of time – isn’t it true that the Virgin Bride of Betrothal will be in first place – as she co-rules with her king for a thousand years? Isn’t the Virgin Bride supposed to be anti-establishment. I.e. In the world and not of it. Isn’t the Virgin Bride supposed to be anti-political correctness and anti-status quo – as we cry loud and spare not calling for repentance, revival and the restoration of all things – calling the saints to loose ourselves from all our sins and become great once again – by the power of the set-apart Spirit?

    Shabbat shalom Joseph, your friend, Robert McDuffie – Gal. 6:14

  3. Joseph Herrin

    Hello Brother Robert,

    While I don't believe the Father is using Donald Trump, a wicked and sexually immoral man, as a prophetic message to signify that Christ is about to return for His virgin bride, I do believe we should stand in readiness and expectation of the return of the Lord at all times.

    The image of Donald Trump being a political outsider is merely an illusion. When the facade is stripped away, it becomes apparent that the political machinery of this world has much more in common with organized crime than an actual democracy or constitutional republic. Donald Trump is no stranger to organized crime. He is in bed with the bankers, the mafia, and elite who rule this fallen world system. For Donald Trump to enter political office would be more of the same, just a different disguise.

    There is a revolving door between government positions and corporate appointments, for they are all part of the same corporate fascist world system.

    You wrote:

    "He is unashamedly saying that America is a Christian nation (as opposed to a Muslim one) and calling her to return to her former greatness."

    America has never been a Christian nation, and Donald Trump has never been a follower of Christ. This world will not know a truly Christian government until Yahshua returns and the kingdom of this world becomes the kingdom of our Lord and Christ. Until then, all pretense of any nation being Christian is merely an illusion. If America were a Christian nation she would bring forth the fruit of righteousness. As it is, her history has been that of Babylon who holds a cup of iniquity in her hands, entreating all the world to drink deeply of her abominations.

    May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.

  4. Joseph Herrin

    Hello Richard Brough,

    If you will send me an e-mail so I might know your current e-mail address, I will be happy to discuss with you your comments.

    May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days,



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