As we look around the world, we see very troubled times. We see wars and dissatisfaction. There is civil war in Iraq. There is civil war in Syria. There is civil war in Ukraine. There is civil war in many countries in Africa. The Israelis and Hamas are warring again. This is nothing new. There have been wars among people since we first learned how to use a club as a weapon to kill someone else.
At first, wars were fought over hunting grounds. Then they turned to agriculture and water areas. As man evolved, war became more personal. Power was the name of the game. Empires needed to be built and war was the best way to achieve that. As we evolved more, gods became the rallying cry. In every civilization, the gods of one people were considered superior to the gods of another. That led to the justification that we can kill in the name of our gods.
That justification has remained right up to today. “God is on our side” is the rallying cry to justify waging war against another culture with different religious beliefs. Now, all wars are not based purely on religion. They are mostly based on power. Yet, we justify our desire for that power through religion.
It is this justification that makes it so dangerous for us right now. The Conservative Christian Cult is sounding the war cry again. We need to send troops into Syria. We need to send troops into Iraq. We need to send troops into Iran. We need to send troops to help the Israelis in their war against Hamas. We need to send troops to the Ukraine.
The Cult and their talking heads at FOX News are the ones calling for war again. They use phony excuses like the President hasn’t been tough enough. But, what they are hiding is their true reason for these wars. They actually want to start another world war. They will even be thrilled to have a global nuclear war break out. That is because in their fantasy world, they won’t be around to see the consequences of such a war.
The Cult and their talking heads want to start a holocaust. They want to see Armageddon take place in our life time. They have been working for years to make it happen. Now, they figure they have the right opportunity at the right time. They just need to get their people in power so it can begin in earnest.
Since religion became such a large part in people’s lives, Armageddon has been seen as the “cleansing” of the world from sin. Those Cult members who truly believe in Armageddon believe it is their duty to bring it about. That is why they are so eager to get involved in foreign conflicts. Especially foreign conflicts that involve those “other religions”. Have you ever wondered why the Cult is so aggressive toward the Palestinians and so forgiving of the Israelis for building settlements in Palestinian Territory? It is because they know that more Jews living in Palestinian Territory will heighten tension and start the blood flowing.
They aren’t worried about the end of the world. They want it to happen. They don’t worry about it because they have fallen into the fallacy that they won’t be around for it. In the 1800’s a young Baptist farmer named William Miller (1782-1849) predicted the end of the world. He even went so far as to say it would happen on October 22, 1844. But, not to frighten his followers, he came up with the “rapture” to protect them. According to Miller, just before the world ended, the true followers would be whisked into heaven and not face the tribulation the rest of the world would face.
Of course the world did not end on October 22, 1844. We are still here. Since many of his followers sold off everything they had this prediction is still called “The Great Disappointment”. But, the Cult has latched on to this fantasy of the “rapture” and keep telling their followers they needn’t worry about the end of the world since they won’t be around. When you think about it, it is really scary stuff. They will tell you that it is god’s will. Which is a nice excuse so no one has to take the blame. This is why they are so keen on getting the conflict started. Their warped belief that their god is stronger than your god has led them to believe they are immune.
One year, a co-worker came to me with a list of candidates he liked. He suggested that I vote for all of the candidates on his list. When I asked him why they were so great, he commented that they “were all good god fearing Christians.” I thanked him for the list. After the election, he asked if I used his list. I assured him that I did. I voted for every single opponent of everyone who was on his list. I never got another list after that.
Unfortunately, that is the mindset of the Cult. They want us to elect their followers to office so they can get things started. They are so wrapped up in their own little make-believe world, that they have no compassion for anyone else. That is why their fight to gain control of the government is so frightening, and why we need to make sure they don’t get the power they so crave.