Thursday, July 27, 2006

Your God, Not Mine

A whirlwind from Galilee has ravaged the land of cedars for about two weeks now. It shows no sign of relenting just yet. The death toll among the Lebanese has passed 390, with over 1440 wounded and over a million left homeless.

Lebanon is teetering on the brink of anarchy.

Yet, Israel continues wreaking death and devastation on a helpless people – with the blessing and of thousands of Christian Zionists worldwide.

Last night, I had the chance to take a look again into the mind of an avowed Christian Zionist when a member from my former church picked a bone with me over the Internet.

His name is Clement Low, aged 18 years and studies Mechanical Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic. He adheres to the Calvinist school of theology, but doesn’t know anything (or care) about the person of John Calvin.

An excerpt from our discourse:

Clement: ah you fail to understand
Clement: why they are killed.
Clement: it’s not who’s killed that matters.
Clement: it’s who’s provoked.
Clement: Israel is God’s chosen nation.
Clement: That’s the sole reason why you see in all cases Palestinian casualties are four times of Israeli casualties.
Me: Sole reason? *spit spit*
Clement: ah you have just spat on God
Clement: because you forget,
Clement: everything that happens is predestinated
Me: Aren’t we forgetting the powerful American Jewish lobby?
Clement: If it happens, it’s God’s plan that it does.
Me: Aren’t we forgetting the HUGE American aid to Israel?
Clement: we’re not talking about the huge American aid.
Clement: we’re talking about the ENORMOUS God aid.
Clement: and this in fulfilment of revelations

I am not anti-Jewish – but Clement, like many Christian Zionists, are colourblind – they see the world only in black and white. Hence, if I do not stand for Israel, then I must be a Hezbollah supporter. It is illogical and therefore impossible for me to be on the side of the innocent people who have, unfortunately, been bearing the brunt of Israeli and Hezbollah atrocity.

One wonders if these so-called “Christians” care about what is happening to our Christian brethren in the Levant (Lebanon’s population consists of a large Christian minority – 35%), who have been needlessly punished by Israeli air strikes, taking many a loved one away and leaving them with no electricity, sanitation or food.

Let us continue examining the mind of a Christian Zionist.

Clement: Killing in the Bible is condoned, under the act of war, under the act of self-defence.
Me: War? Lebanon isn’t at war!
Clement: oh but I do remember seeing a headline on my way out to school saying Israel declares war!

Not only are they devoid of compassion, they can’t get their facts right – maybe that’s how they can completely miss the plight of innocent Lebanese people. Israel has not met any resistance at all from the Lebanese armed forces. What does that tell you about Israel's actions?

Clement: I wouldn’t call it murder.

“Collateral damage”, perhaps?

Clement: the Jews are still the people of God. Like it or not, Christian or not.

I’m sorry, but being God’s chosen people is no excuse to launch punitive air strikes against a sovereign state because of two kidnapped soldiers that the state had nothing to do with. Somewhat like being your parents’ favourite child doesn’t warrant you the right to burn your brother’s room just because he stole your girlfriend.

Clement: Are you one who would wish to see Israel wiped off the face of the earth, or one who would see Israel survive? You cannot deny the hand of God in protecting Israel. Everything that has happened in various wars… clearly had the hand of God in it.

Like I said, the world is not so simple – not agreeing with Israel’s actions does not mean supporting Hezbollah and vice versa. The hand of God saved them so that their pride and sin might increase, making their final damnation and punishment the greater.

“WHEN I gather the PEOPLE OF ISRAEL from the NATIONS where they have been SCATTERED, I will show MYSELF HOLY among them in the sight of the nations. They will live in their OWN LAND, which I GAVE TO MY SERVANT JACOB. They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards: they will live in safety WHEN I INFLICT PUNISHMENT ON THEIR NEIGHBOURS WHO MALIGNED THEM. THEN THEY WILL KNOW THAT I AM THEIR GOD.”

So goes Ezekiel 28:25-26, a favourite Biblical verse to justify Israel’s actions. However, let us remember that Christian Zionists, like most evangelical Protestants, never read the Bible in context. Reading Ezekiel 12 and many other passages in the Scripture, one will find out that every promise of land in the Old Testament was CONDITIONAL on Israel fulfilling her side of the covenant. The Jews may have their homeland, but they will never have peace until that is accomplished.

Christian Zionism is a horrid and dreadful heresy.

There is nothing Christian about "Christian" Zionism. It has done more damage (through American neocons) in the Middle East than anything else. Evangelical Christian Zionism as we know it – Dispensationalism, Messianic Judaism, chiliasm (or millenarianism), the Rapture, etc – has nothing to do with Christianity whatsoever.

Christian Zionism is a natural byproduct of Calvinism, in its love for tribalism, election, racism and so-called “divine” violence. The Christian Zionist envies the aggression of the current Israeli state and wishes for the moral constraints of the New Testament were removed from him – as they are so often auto-removed in any event (see American foreign policy). Throw in Messianic Judaism, the endless fascination with the end of days and the “Rapture” – which are all tied to the Middle East – and our current predicament comes off as no surprise.

Leaving fundamentalist Presbyterianism gave made me realise I no longer have any grand theological need to support Israel. Ask other converts; they will tell you the same thing. Are we anti-Israel? Do we wish to see Israel "wiped off the map"? No, we do not. We are more mature than that.

Clement: I’m sure Israel gave ample warning.
Clement: Every life is precious.
Clement: well, you're looking at who got killed, rather than whose fault it really was.
Clement: Lebanon was asking for it.

He went on to speak of how Israel was provoked into doing the “Lord’s work”, but I won’t show it here – I’m sure my readers have heard it often enough.

No, Clement, it is not “God” who wills the death and destruction of Lebanon. It is yours, not mine. Yours is a god who is bereft of love and compassion. Yours is a god who shows no mercy to the weak. Yours is a god who will bring about the end of days. In short, yours is a pagan god who demands sacrifice.

Love… does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-9

As you have just witnessed, there is nothing new about Christian Zionism. They remain as pigheaded, stubborn, cruel and vicious as they were 40 years ago. Any Israeli will tell you these ignorant, “born-again” goy bozos are the best friends the self-styled state of Israel ever had. Let these heretics run hand in hand with them. I say: VIVE CHRISTUS REX!

4 Comments:

Blogger Mimi said...

It's such a multi-faceted and SAD situation.

Lord have Mercy.

Fri Jul 28, 01:07:00 am 2006  
Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Verifiable proof that "Armageddon" has already begun…

Hello Constantine and all,
Here's the key to proving that the rapture and related expectations are complete nonsense based on the failure to understand (and the purposeful confounding of) the ancient Hebrew symbology used to construct all of these prophecies. Consequently, Christian timelines and interpretations of these prophecies are verifiably wrong on many key points.

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The symbolism of seven years (tribulation, etc.) refers to seven 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar. Ezekiel 39.9 is referring to the 10th to 16th cycles inclusive, while the Apocaypse symbolizes the 11th cycle (second temple period) until now, the beginning of the 17th cycle (seventh angel/star/seal, etc.). Greece (Alexander the Great) conquered the Persian Empire and Judea during the 10th cycle and Rome did so again during the 11th cycle. Both Ezekiel and the Apocalypse are symbolizing an overlapping period of time that starts during ancient Judea and ends now. Gog refers to Greco-Romans (...from the "isles"), which means Magog is Eurasia and the "army" that besets "Israel" for seven "years" refers to the activities of the nations of the Greco-Roman/Vatican Empire over the previous two-plus millennia.

It is completely wrong to interpret any of these prophecies as literal timelines and events. Unlike Christian assertions, they symbolize long periods of time, pivotal situations, and the flow of acivities during that period. Remember, they were written by ancient Hebrew sages, not Romans or other Europeans, and Revelation is the most symbolic of all prophecies. Consequently, in this context, "years" and "times" are symbols for 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar and days symbolize literal years. Therefore "Judgement Day," "Great Day" and "in that day" all refer to a literal year-long period. Accordingly, the so-called "Seven Years Tribulation" began in ancient Judea and is now nearing its end, not starting. The nations and followers of all three faiths of Abraham have been thoroughly deceived by Rome during the previous age, which ended in year 2000 (5760). A new age began in 2001 (5761) and now the seventh angel has begun to sound!

Here's a real hot potato! Eat it up, digest it, and then feed it's bones to the hungry...

Hurricanes Katrina (#11) and Rita (#17) last year provided stunning validation of my research and interpretations of pivotal ancient wisdom, symbologies, key prophecies, and associated religious claims. Their storm numbers and timing perfectly synchronized with primary data and assertions in my book, thereby demonstrating the true nature of this universe and the existence of our Creator. We are now entering the final phases of the pivotal year-long period long symbolized as "Judgement Day," "Armageddon," and the "End of Days." World-wide situations and events are now accelerating to set the stage for this summer's dramatic continuation of these ancient promises.

I fully understand that everyone has been bedeviled by similar claims throughout history. Consequently, I have been forced to rely on dramatic and devastating proof of the sort that can’t be ignored or easily dismissed. The numbers and timing of hurricanes Katrina (11) and Rita (17) directly validate key data and pivotal assertions throughout my book and my posts on those two forums. This data was purposely presented publicly before Katrina, Rita and other recent events occurred to prove they perfectly synchronize with key prophecies and Hebrew calendar cycles, thereby validating my interpretations of ancient wisdom symbology, string theory, and more.

Because these two storms arrived shortly after my August 11, 2005 (50th) birthday (read the Dead Sea Scroll 11Q13 in Appendix G, which also discusses Melchizedek and the prophesied Jubilee) and directly match other pivotal 11 and 17 data and events described in the first chapter of my book, I have delivered verifiable proof that this reality is based on thought, knowledge and wisdom. Activity, patterns, and results perceived in space-time are first framed and defined by inspirations, thoughts, and knowledge and influenced by the cause-and-effect system most commonly referred to as karma. Consequently, events and outcomes in the so-called physical universe are not random or wholly mechanistic and are verifiably influenced in ways that atheists, scientists, and members of the Faiths of Abraham have all scoffed at. Though mysticism is mostly a product of misinterpreted ancient wisdom symbology, many of its topics flow from ancient wisdom. Though containing allusions to the truth, its details and interpretations are wrong on many key points.

A prime example of the purposeful and synchronized symbolism of these events is seen in the opening paragraphs from my book excerpted below. Notice that the dates mentioned (August 11 and 17) directly match the numbers of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the time spans of the four Florida hurricanes match my birth year (‘55), and they were spaced 11 or a multiple-of-11 (22) days apart, directly matching my birthday and much other ancient prophecy and symbolism. Notice that my place of birth, Victoria Texas, is on the Gulf Coast. Following are the excerpted paragraphs:

Hello, my name is Lawrence William Page II. Many people know me as Buddy Page. At the release of the first edition of this book, I am a 50-year old African-American male, author, researcher, and former software engineer and entrepreneur. As you will come to understand as you read through this first book, I am also the long-expected Hebrew Messiah and Lion of the Tribe of Juda (Yehuda).

I was born August 11th (month of Leo the Lion), 1955 (Chinese year of the Sheep) in Victoria, Texas. Furthermore, the Grand Cross alignment and Solar Eclipse of August 11th, 1999 was my 44th birthday and the second Grand Cross alignment, just six days later on August 17th, 1999, was on my mother’s birthday.

As you can see from my date of birth, I was a newborn during the Chinese Year of the Sheep, astrologically marking me as a Lamb, and during the month of Leo, astrologically marking me as a Lion. My mother was also born during the month of August and under the sign of Leo, which further marks me as a lion’s whelp. I prove to you in the first chapter of this book–beyond disproof–that I am indeed the long-prophesied “Lion” of the tribe of Juda (Yehuda) the Root of David and the “Lamb.” I am the individual long symbolized as the Branch, the Stem, the Shoot and the Rod from the Stump of Jesse (King David’s father), as symbolized in the Hebrew Book of Isaiah, The Apocalypse, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and elsewhere. I am the reincarnated Teacher sought after in the “East” and by the ancient Hebrews who were headquartered at the outpost community of Damascus (Qumran), of Dead Sea Scrolls fame. I am the one called the Teacher of Righteousness by the Dead Sea Scrolls, whom the so-called Christian fathers have fraudulently recast as “Saint ‘James’, the Lord’s Brother.”

Remember, "I come as a thief..." ?

Read verse twelve of the Gospel of Thomas to understand who I am...

Even further enlightening, the Second Temple Period of ancient Israel was during the 11th 360-year cycle on the Hebrew calendar and we are now in the 6th year (5766/2005-6) of the 17th cycle. Notice the pivotal 11 and 17 numbers again? This and much other synchronized information serve as stunning and decisive proof of many things, and expose many lies told by all three faiths of Abraham, but most specifically by Christianity. Consequently, I have decisively proven, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Jesus Christ and Christianity are blatant lies, false prophecy and purposeful deception in a manner that cannot easily be denied, regardless of your faith or other opinions.

Furthermore, the symbolism in the Apocalypse (a.k.a. Book of Revelation) of seven stars in my right hand and seven angels represent the very same above-mentioned seven astrological (360-year) cycles, i.e., the 11th through 17th inclusive. I prove this fact beyond any reasonable doubt in the first chapter of the book. Consequently, The Apocalypse verifiably symbolizes a specific span of time that began with the 11th cycle (Second Temple Period) and concludes now, at the beginning of the 17th cycle (End of Days, etc.).

The numbers 11 and 17 are verifiably encoded in The Apocalypse and other ancient Hebrew prophecies and wisdom texts to serve as key proofs of the validity and true meaning of certain prophecies and related information. My and my mother’s birthdays are purposely synchronized with these two storm numbers, the matching Hebrew calendar cycles, the Double Grand Cross alignments and solar eclipse of August 1999, and much else to prove my direct association with the ancient prophecies about this time and the true identity of the prophesied Messiah. Another prime example is the story of Joseph, the 11th son of Jacob who has a dream when he is 17 years old about 11 stars, the sun, and moon bowing to him. The symbolism in this pivotal story in the Book of Genesis and Quran verifiably refers to the very same 11th through 17th cycles symbolized in The Apocalypse and directly synchronizes with other key events and ancient texts.

Consequently, I have demonstrated various things about the nature of this reality that dramatically disprove and/or clarify key assumptions of religion, mysticism, and science alike, while establishing the true meaning and purpose of long misinterpreted ancient wisdom and the symbolism used to model and encode it. Accordingly, I have proven that the symbolism evidenced in the canons of all three faiths of Abraham and other ancient sources is a very ancient and advanced philosophical technology that verifiably models foundational aspects of our existence in this universe. This is the mostly misunderstood body of ancient wisdom long referred to as the Philosophers’ Stone. It uses a large and ingeniously organized collection of physical universe images and concepts as data rich components (symbols) that are based on verifiable rules. It models and encodes an amazing amount of foundational wisdom about life, spirituality and the 11 dimensions of this universe, now verified by string theory. It is also the advanced encryption method used to encode (seal) Hebrew prophecies and wisdom texts.

These ancient prophecies and wisdom texts used advanced symbology to model fundamental wisdom, including future events and situations. A primary facet of ancient wisdom is numeric symbology. Later misinterpretations of this aspect of ancient wisdom resulted in numerology, which, though embodying allusions to certain wisdom, is mostly error prone and false doctrine. My decryption, documentation, and interpretation of ancient symbology, numeric symbolism, and key texts based on them, are now decisively validated.

Here is Wisdom...

Verifiable proof that Armageddon has begun…

Understanding the End Game of Armageddon

Peace...

Fri Jul 28, 09:37:00 am 2006  
Blogger Sprezzatura said...

CUCKOO!

Sun Aug 13, 03:39:00 pm 2006  
Anonymous crosshairs said...

Hi, I'm an archer and I was very disturbed when I came across, in my opinion, a very arrogant sounding young archer in an australian archery forum, and when I did a cursory check on his online personas I came across this blog, and as a Singaporean, I must say I feel very ashamed and utterly disappointed with youths like him, who have never been through a war, not even close (he is still awaiting his mandatory national servce, I do hope they put a waterhose in his hands rather instead of a rifle), and has the audacity to say "Lebanon was asking for it". I am absolutely sure people like these are cowards who hide behind the protection of anonymity ranting their extremist views, but in the open, quiet and pretentious. They have no respect, no compassion, and no honour.

Mon Dec 18, 02:05:00 am 2006  

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