Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] The Rapture Theory/not so brief history
- --- Bradford wrote/quoted:
[A really really not so brief history...]
> Throughout history, every single idiot who bought into a predictionOr as John Perry Barlow (former cattle rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist,
> of the end of the world was made a total fool of. In worst cases,
> entire lives and even entire towns were wrecked by these con-
> artists. And the worst con-artists right now are those trying to get
> you to support wars in the Mideast on promises that it will bring
> about The Rapture and open up those pearly gates wide for you."
currently co-chair of the Electronic Frontier Foundation) noted:
"Life, human or otherwise, flows directly against entropy. We often ignore the
miracles of safety which surround us every day. Before we allow a sense of
on-rushing doom to paralyze us, we should be mindful of two things: First, the
world has been going to hell for the entire length of recorded history, and it
hasn't made it yet. I think we can trust this trend to continue indefinitely.
"Second, the one thing we can say with certainty about the future is that our
present visions of it will look pretty silly by the time we get there. As
recently as one hundred years ago, the darkest shadow on the future of urban
America was what to do with all that horse manure."
Musing on how hard it is for some to believe that God/dess loves us... just the
way we are,
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- Bradford comments;
Where does it stand? Michael Moore isn't cracking open the Saudi's,
what happened was that America was asked to move elsewhere, that the
buddy relationship inside Saudi Arabia was unravelling and the entire
Carlisle and Bush brigade felt the pressure. The PNAC has been the
Chessgame all along for the global oil. The United States was
petulantly, greedily and strategically going to take their former
cooperative marbles away from the Saudi's and find their own oil, no,
no, rather have all the oil and even Taken over the Saudi's oil by
erupting from within the entire middle East and disrupting the Saudis
as well. With all our bases, we don't have to be guests of the Saudis
Oh God what a plan. The Israelis are in on the torture and the mix.
They have been in on the plots, moving with black bag and kidnapping,
moving with the U.S. Special forces, so there is no real confidence
that can be placed in News saying this is this group of Terrorists
faction and this is US, beheadings and all might be US, but we are
When in fact the grip of the Presidency, as the Literal New Ruler of
the world, above any laws made by any group of humans, ever, is, and
remains the aim of young Bush. Every President tries to expand the
realm of the presidential power, but Bush and the NeoCons have gone
to the Wall. The U.S. has been in the terror business for well over
20 years, let us not be naive. The U.S. record offends with potential
tyranny the entire human race.
But with all of America's billions, upon billions of dollars building
up base, upon base in the middle east, the connection that the
Bush/Baker group had with the Saudis, is now on tilt. Bush wants the
entire middle east to implode. That is the intent. What base does
Bush have to keep his presidency with fundamental lunatics? Hopefully
sanity will prevai, or the country will come to this horrific divide
that locks down into a petulant Rush-Fundamental like blindness that
truly defines Good as WE Americans.
The horrific divide has always been this BS strangle hold of goodie,
goodie, hypocrisy boated Fundamentalism and its entangled lies and
half truths and its lies and Ahrimanic rigidity that diverts the
attention away for expanded humanism and richer Michael School
insights that would enrich the Freedom and Religion of every human
being. Ahriman craves that hypocrisy clings to the literal Bible
interpretation and therein serves the Neocon agenda.
The Neocon PNAC has been to secure and control all the Oil as the oil
becomes scarce over the globe. To betray as needed, Palastinians,
Saudis or the previous tyrant funded by the U.S. Saddam. This is a
great plan. Under the cover of Terrorism, that all purpose label,
U.S. black bag operatives, Israeli Mossad, hidden cells run two ways.
Torture cells and prisons have been built in sixty to hundred
different locations in different countries. So terrorist cells, are
fighting terrorist cells - while big baggy Troops seem to be
lumbering around on the ground, grunts, while the Special Forces have
secret cells all over the world. Who is the enemy? Presently it is
the United States. The U.S. are the worst offenders because they
claim to represent truth, justice and respect for the rights of
humanity. The U.S. record is foul, ugly and brazen and this, this
exact support of killers and tyrants has left a bloody trail that
leads directly up to the White House and Israel.
Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 by CommonDreams.org
The Unholy Alliance of Politics and Religion
by César Chelala
"The decision by the Bush campaign to enlist thousands of religious
congregations all over the country to distribute information and
register voters for the coming presidential elections shows how close
the connection has become between politics and religion, a situation
not anticipated by the United States founding fathers in the
Constitution. This circumstance runs the risk of having government
make political decisions based primarily on religious considerations,
thus undermining the separation between Church and State that the
Constitution clearly establishes.
"Support by the Christian fundamentalists of the Israeli government's
policies is based on their widespread belief that Christ will return
to Earth when certain conditions have been met, the most critical one
being the establishment of the State of Israel. Two additional
conditions are Israel's total occupation of its "biblical lands," and
the rebuilding of the Third Temple. This new temple should be built
in the place now occupied by the Temple Mount, one of the holiest
sites in Islam. The seeds of further conflict are too evident.
According to this worldview war is inevitable, and will happen before
This view also determines that the Antichrist will also become
manifest. Under the guise of a peacemaker he will wage war and
Christians will be persecuted. A great battle will then take place
between Christ and the Antichrist in Armageddon, outside of
Jerusalem. Those saved by Christ and those "born again" will be taken
into heaven. Those Jews who "accept" Jesus as the Messiah will also
be saved. Otherwise, they will burn in hell with the other "unsaved" -
Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Jews- and will suffer eternally."