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  • holderlin66
    The Fundamentalistic Armageddon and archaic knots in the soul life, linked to Biblical hallucinations like Pat Robertson and surfacing in Right Wing Rhetoric
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 5, 2004
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      The Fundamentalistic Armageddon and archaic knots in the soul life,
      linked to Biblical hallucinations like Pat Robertson and surfacing
      in Right Wing Rhetoric are objectively the untransformed wranglings
      of Lucifer and Ahriman in the soul life.

      Having failed to promote, grasp, explain, or outline the stunning
      realities of the Christ Event, human beings in, white U.S. have
      adopted archaic values that remain tied to the Best Seller, The
      Bible. The Bible left without cognitive human merging of deeply won
      insights, can be and are used with utter Spin deception when Ahriman
      and Lucifer pick apart the failed thinking, failed nonsense and
      failed bigotry that overgrows the little seed of Cordelia in the
      human Soul.

      This overgrown, trashed, mutilated, whored and tortured portion of
      the soul is where Anthrosophia is locked away. Cordelia is out
      bullied by her two sisters, Lucifer and Ahriman is brow beaten or
      plain ole beaten to a pulp where any esoteric, individualized
      thinking emerges. If we wonder over the fate of John Kerry, we must
      also wonder over the fate of Spiritual Science since those few who
      make Spiritual Science there own, seem timid about breaking ground
      and connecting Sociology today and Anthroposophy Tomorrow with
      Goethean lessons right now. Group Soul dogmatic Power and Ahrimanic
      strength is concentrated, against what this article calls, the HOly
      of HOlies. What is that Holy of Holies? What is the Holy of Holies?
      If I see one head scratching out there, I will literally scream.
      Everything discussed in Spiritual Science and on this list as the
      foundations of the I AM are extended explorations of the Holy of
      Holies. The following article states;

      "...America been brought deeper into a dynamite-wired holy of


      "... With the Crusades, the violent theology of the killer God came
      into its own. To save the world, in this understanding, God willed
      the violent death of God's only beloved son. Here is the relevance
      of that mental map, for the crusaders were going to war to rescue
      the site of the salvific death of Jesus, and they displayed their
      devotion to the cross on which Jesus died by wearing it on their
      breasts. When Bush's remark was translated into Arabic for broadcast
      throughout the Middle East, the word "crusade" was rendered as "war
      of the cross."

      Before the Crusades, Christian theology had given central emphasis
      to the resurrection of Jesus, and to the idea of incarnation itself,
      but with the war of the cross, the bloody crucifixion began to
      dominate the Latin Christian imagination. A theology narrowly
      focused on the brutal death of Jesus reinforced the primitive notion
      that violence can be a sacred act. The cult of martyrdom, even to
      the point of suicidal valor, was institutionalized in the Crusades,
      and it is not incidental to the events of 9/11 that a culture of
      sacred self-destruction took equally firm hold among Muslims. The
      suicide-murderers of the World Trade Center, like the suicide-
      bombers from the West Bank and Gaza, exploit a perverse link between
      the willingness to die for a cause and the willingness to kill for
      it. Crusaders, thinking of heaven, honored that link too.

      Here is the deeper significance of Bush's inadvertent reference to
      the Crusades: Instead of being a last recourse or a necessary evil,
      violence was established then as the perfectly appropriate, even
      chivalrous, first response to what is wrong in the world. George W.
      Bush is a Christian for whom this particular theology lives. While
      he identified Jesus as his favorite "political philosopher" when
      running for President in 2000, the Jesus of this evangelical
      President is not the "turn the other cheek" one. Bush's savior is
      the Jesus whose cross is wielded as a sword. George W. Bush, having
      cheerfully accepted responsibility for the executions of 152 death-
      row inmates in Texas, had already shown himself to be entirely at
      home with divinely sanctioned violence. After 9/11, no wonder it
      defined his deepest urge.

      But sacred violence, once unleashed in 1096, as in 2001, had a
      momentum of its own. The urgent purpose of war against the "enemy
      outside"-what some today call the "clash of civilizations"-led
      quickly to the discovery of an "enemy inside." The crusaders, en
      route from northwestern Europe to attack the infidel far away, first
      fell upon, as they said, "the infidel near at hand"-Jews. For the
      first time in Europe, large numbers of Jews were murdered for being
      Jews. A crucifixion-obsessed theology saw God as willing the death
      of Jesus, but in the bifurcated evangelical imagination, Jews could
      be blamed for it, and the offense the crusaders took was mortal.

      The same dynamic-war against an enemy outside leading to war
      against an enemy inside-can be seen at work today. It is a more
      complex dynamic now, with immigrant Muslims and people of Arabic
      descent coming under heavy pressure in the West. In Europe, Muslims
      are routinely demonized. In America, they are "profiled," even to
      the point of being deprived of basic rights. But at the same time,
      once again, Jews are targeted. The broad resurgence of anti-
      Semitism, and the tendency to scapegoat Israel as the primary source
      of the new discord, reflect an old tidal pull. This is true
      notwithstanding the harsh fact that Ariel Sharon's government took
      up the Bush "dead or alive" credo with enthusiasm and used the "war
      on terrorism" to fuel self-defeating overreactions to Palestinian
      provocations. But some of Israel's critics fall into the old pattern
      of measuring Jews against standards to which no one else is held,
      not even our President. That the war on terrorism is the context
      within which violence in Israel and Jerusalem has intensified should
      be no surprise. It wasn't "Israel" then, but conflict over Jerusalem
      played exactly such a flashpoint role a thousand years ago.

      The Crusades proved to have other destructive dynamics as well.
      The medieval war against Islam, having also targeted Europe's Jews,
      soon enough became a war against all forms of cultural and religious
      dissent, a war against heresy. As it hadn't been in hundreds of
      years, doctrine now became rigidly defined in the Latin West, and
      those who did not affirm dominant interpretations - Cathars,
      Albigensians, Eastern Orthodox - were attacked. Doctrinal
      uniformity, too, could be enforced with sacred violence. When the US
      Attorney General defines criticism of the Administration in wartime
      as treason, or when Congress enacts legislation that justifies the
      erosion of civil liberties with appeals to patriotism, they are
      enacting a Crusades script.

      All of this is implicit in the word that President Bush first
      used, which came to him as naturally as a baseball reference, to
      define the war on terrorism. That such a dark, seething religious
      history of sacred violence remains largely unspoken in our world
      does not defuse it as an explosive force in the human unconscious.
      In the world of Islam, of course, its meaning could not be more
      explicit, or closer to consciousness. The full historical and
      cultural significance of "crusade" is instantly obvious, which is
      why a howl of protest from the Middle East drove Bush into instant
      verbal retreat. Yet the very inadvertence of his use of the word is
      the revelation: Americans do not know what fire they are playing
      with. Osama bin Laden, however, knows all too well, and in his
      periodic pronouncements, he uses the word "crusade" to this day, as
      a flamethrower.

      Religious war is the danger here, and it is a graver one than
      Americans think. Despite our much-vaunted separation of church and
      state, America has always had a quasi-religious understanding of
      itself, reflected in the messianism of Puritan founder John
      Winthrop, the Deist optimism of Thomas Jefferson, the embrace of
      redemptive suffering that marked Abraham Lincoln and, for that
      matter, the conviction of Eisenhower's Secretary of State, John
      Foster Dulles, that Communism had to be opposed on a global scale if
      only because of its atheism. But never before has America been
      brought deeper into a dynamite-wired holy of holies than in our
      President's war on terrorism. Despite the post-Iraq toning down of
      Washington's rhetoric of empire, and the rejection of further
      crusader references - although Secretary of State Colin Powell used
      the word this past March - Bush's war openly remains a cosmic battle
      between nothing less than the transcendent forces of good and evil.
      Such a battle is necessarily unlimited and open-ended, and so
      justifies radical actions-the abandonment, for example, of
      established notions of civic justice at home and of traditional
      alliances abroad.

      A cosmic moral-religious battle justifies, equally, risks of world-
      historic proportioned disaster, since the ultimate outcome of such a
      conflict is to be measured not by actual consequences on this earth
      but by the earth-transcending will of God. Our war on terrorism,
      before it is anything else, is thus an imagined conflict, taking
      place primarily in a mythic realm beyond history..."
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