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  •  It's a lot of things (5+ / 0-)

    The earth must be cleansed of the unbelievers first, so technically that makes you and I--human sacrifices.

    And since this is an attempt to speed up their earthly demise--it's also a form of mass suicidal ideation.

    Now that we can discuss this publicly--can we please please please call it what it is? Pretty please?

    Because I am so effing tired of this bullshit being used to make foreign and domestic policy. I mean why do you think our government had been stirring up trouble in the fertile levant?

    It wasn't just for oil, but in order to "fulfill the prophecy!", its a very sick facet in our relationship [politically] with Israel.

    Hey, you know what--I like my Jewish friends, and if they are chosen by their god etc., I am okay with that. I have no desire to use them as a cat's paw to start armadeggon with other Middle Eastern Powers. Because I have no desire to replace them as the "chosen" people of their god.

    I want to wake up every day, and smile at my neighbors--regardless of the church they go or don't go to, pay my taxes, and have a hand in making a better world for my distant kin--far off into the future.

    I cannot do accomplish that, if the majority of population is too busy trying to kill themselves and the planet out of spite, or some mixed up sense of faith.

    How about we trade revelations in for the Golden Rule.

    •  Recommend button was gone, so I have to agree (0+ / 0-)

      w/ you this way!

      I'd had similar thoughts about W as regards avoiding the war w/ Iraq.  Would there have been any way to get an honest answer from him to the question, "Are you in favor of accelerating The End Times?"; my obvious answer being, "no."

      I lost interest after I realized:
      *no one would ask the question
      *W wouldn't answer honestly
      *MSM wouldn't report if he did answer honestly
      *no one supporting the war would care if he did and it was honestly reported.

      "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

      by bartcopfan on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:44:07 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, were you also not surprised by the story (0+ / 0-)

        about W, with regards to Gog and Magog?

        I wasn't surprised in the least. But then I knew about Dominionism way back then, and could tell by his particular brand of Dog Whistle Politics, what he and his ilk were up to.

        Chirac recounts that the American leader appealed to their “common faith” (Christianity) and told him: “Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East.... The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled.... This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins.”

        This bizarre episode occurred while the White House was assembling its “coalition of the willing” to unleash the Iraq invasion. Chirac says he was boggled by Bush’s call and “wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs.”

        Bizarre but not isolated. Esp not, thanks to the creation of Faith Based Initiatives, and the tolerance of the yahoos on C-Street.

        I don't want to care about what religion a person might be, but sadly, I am force to care as an act of self preservation.

        •  I guess I'd NOT heard the G&M story (1+ / 0-)
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          but think I'd have been a little surprised at my having had any hope the other direction.  My knee-jerk opposition to anything W proposed served me well under his 8 year reign of (t)error.

          I don't want to care about what religion a person might be, but sadly, I am force to care as an act of self preservation.
          Amen, sadly.

          "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

          by bartcopfan on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:47:21 AM PDT

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