Hagee's Obsession with Israel's Destruction

If you look at the main menu of Hagee's website, you'll find the peculiar placement of "Supporting Israel" in the main menu. Is this genuine love for Israel or is it a yearning for Armageddon trying to mask itself as pure Love? Hagee is meticulous in avoiding reference to Armageddon or his faith in Israel's role in the return of Jesus Christ.

You need only look in the store where to find this item which shows the apocalypse mentality which motivates this man

Prophecy and the Middle East

This piece is for historical reference into the current situation:

First and foremost, Reagan was a firm adherent to Biblical prophecy; specifically, he believed that the end of the world -- the Battle of Armageddon -- was close at hand. As you know, the fundamentalists just love that eschatalogical stuff.

While he was running for office in 1980, candidate Reagan announced during an interview with televangelist
Jim Bakker that "We may be the generation that sees Armageddon." But that certainly wasn't the first time. At a 1971 banquet for California state senator James Mills, then-Governor Reagan broke it all down for the honoree during the dessert course:

"In the 38th chapter of Ezekiel, it says that the land of Israel will come under attack by the armies of the ungodly nations, and it says that Libya will be among them. Do you understand the significance of that? Libya has now gone Communist, and that's a sign that the day of Armageddon isn't far off.

"Biblical scholars have been saying for generations that Gog must be Russia. What other powerful nation is to the north of Israel? None. But it didn't seem to make sense before the Russian revolution, when Russia was a Christian country. Now it does, now that Russia has become communistic and atheistic, now that Russia has set itself against God. Now it fits the description of Gog perfectly.

"For the first time ever, everything is in place for the battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ. It can't be too long now. Ezekiel says that fire and brimstone will be rained upon the enemies of God's people. That must mean that they will be destroyed by nuclear weapons."

Source: rotten.com (and now all those wierd foreign policy decisions make sense)

10 Questions Rumsfeld's replacement should have been asked

  1. Do you believe that dispensationalist end-time philosophy is promoted by the domestic religious forces?
  2. Do you believe that dispensationalist end-time philosophy is for peace in the middle east?
  3. Do you believe that domestic religious forces are for peace?
  4. Do you believe these organizations are promoting a faith based middle east foreign policy?
  5. Do you believe these organizations should have access to people in power?
  6. Who do you believe poses a greater threat to national security: the policies promoted by these organizations or Al-Qaida?
  7. Do you believe these organizations formed the backbone of our policies in Israel promoting the destruction of Palestinian society and creating an aparthied society there?
  8. Do you believe these organizations wish to involve our nation in a new war against Iran?
  9. Do you believe that distancing these organizations from the centers of power will help to balance our international policies?
  10. How do you plan on distancing these organizations from the circles of influence on the domestic front?

Antichrist politics

This 2005 story on Salon.com is a powerful analysis of the logic animating the US domestic religious forces

The current administration in the United States is packed with people who are literal Bible believers and who see in Israel a specific role in the end times." The most visible believers, says Berlet, are Attorney General John Ashcroft, Armey and Delay. My argument is that you don't have to say, 'I am a dispensationalist' to be a person influenced by these apocalyptic metaphors. The more you're embedded in a Christian fundamentalist culture, the more you're going to be influenced by these ideas even if you claim you aren't.

About us

Many people take a glance at this site, and their first reaction is to take offense and point out that this site is not focusing enough on terrorism.

The fact of the matter is, this site vehemently opposes terrorism. We actually propose an alternate solution, instead of just complaining about problems.

Unlike many who uphold apocalypticism as a mandate to live by, we do not believe the rapture is an exit strategy.

This blog is powered by the dream of a brighter future where our foreign policy is based on what is best for our national interests. The exit strategy we propose is a United State of Israel-Palestine. This is the alternative to what many theologians propose when it comes to endorsing immeasurable suffering in the name of fulfilling bible prophesy.

Our aim is to temper faith with reason, not to attack it. It is not to persecute the religious, but to detract those who would use it to mismanage our nation into yet more blunders. This is the hight of patriotism, the peak of decency, and the noble intent of our founding fathers when they separated church from state.

Israel, Palestine, and the Evangelicals

Lobbying for Armageddon: A Chilling Expose - yet national leaders tolerate them

Hagee, a leading cheerleader for the countdown to Armageddon.   

The article on AlterNet sums it up well:

"it's not about geopolitics -- it's about bringing about the End Times."

Paul Findley: religious groups main pillars of Israel Lobby

Paul Findley mentions in a May 2006 article which appeared here that the main pillars of the Pro-Israel Lobby in America as being

"minority elements of both Christianity and Judaism."
A more accurate statement would be that it is primarily a Christian affair, but over time a Jewish nationalism grew around it. Yet, the most unwavering enthusiasm comes from Christian zealots due to the dream of an apocalypse which will result in the return of Jesus Christ.

Paul Findley's Lecture on the Isreal Lobby

It is surprising that throughout his lecture, Mr. Findley still avoids to mention the Apocalyptic movers and shakers. It's almost like Lord Voldimort in Harry Potter... their name is not to be mentioned

Paul Findley - Power Of The Jewish Lobby In The United States 1of2 Listen3.65 MB
Paul Findley - Power Of The Jewish Lobby In The United States 2of2 Listen2.72 MB

Solution: Articulating the falsehood of Apocalyptic Eschatology

I was impressed by a rebuttal of Jerry Falwell by a Palestinian Christian author who wrote in his concluding remarks:

"He [Falwell] also overlooks several important biblical texts that explain the theological aspects of the land; instead he limits himself to the territorial aspect of the land, and to territorial and temporal eschatology where righteousness, justice, mercy, and love are less central than eschatological plans and agendas. Finally and sadly, Falwell overlooks his brothers and sisters in Christ who are Palestinians. For him, to stand against Israel is to stand against God but for us to overlook sin and promote injustices is to stand against God."

Famed Christian Author Calls for Invasion of Iran and Syria

In this interesting article, you will learn that the peace loving author of the Left Behind series is fed up with his interpretation of the end times not coming true yet. So he urges the US government to go ahead and do the invitation. Here is a quote by someone who watched this unfold:

"I was bored today so I watched Hal Lindsey's 'Intelligence Briefing' show on TBN. Basically his news analysis was no different than that on FOX news about the Iraq War, only he does it under the guise of the Christian faith. He even urged Bush to invade Iran and Syria, to fullfill prophecy or something. :shock: As he explains in 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished'"

June 2003 Newsletter on Christian Zionism

June 2003 Newsletter on Christian Zionism: " The Christian conservatives, a core constituency for President Bush, are passionately pro-Israel and deeply distrustful of the European Union and the U.N. who are part of the “Quartet” sponsors of the Road Map. On Capitol Hill, the religious right has joined forces with the neoconservative wing of the Republican party and pro-Israel Democrats to form a broad coalition "

Problem: Why Evangelicals Invent 101 Reasons to Hate Muslims

The reason is simple: They think that they have figured out God's plan. They think that after an Armageddon battle in which Muslims are destroyed that Jesus will return. As such, God would not have destroyed Muslims if they aren't evil. So they invent 101 reasons to hate Muslims; and by so doing, attempt to justify why all the secular armament of the United States should be aimed toward Muslims. Robertson states that "the goal of Islam, ladies and gentleman, whether you like it or not, is world domination … And by the way, Islam is not a religion of peace." [more...]

Problem: Apocalyptic Minister's Warmongering to Bring About Armageddon

Christians United for Israel's (CUFI)'s advice to the Bush Administration reflects the Armageddon-based foreign-policy views of its founder, John Hagee. Hagee is a fire-and-brimstone preacher from San Antonio who commands the nearly 18,000-member Cornerstone Church and hosts a major TV ministry where he explains to millions of viewers how the end times will unfold. He is also the author of numerous bestselling pulp-prophecy books, like his recent Jerusalem Countdown, in which he cites various unnamed Israeli intelligence sources to claim that Iran is producing nuclear "suitcase bombs." The only way to defeat the Iranian evildoers, he says, is a full-scale military assault. [read on...]

Sean Hanity & Rush Limbaugh: Distorted world-views

Religious dogma fogging up prospect for peace. Sean Hanity, a right wing radio talk show host, interviewed the Jeff Rosenberg, about his new book, the Ezekiel Option. To the mainstream, this book is marketed as just a harmless fiction. In reality it is about giving prophetic support to the idea that

  • It's God's plan to create the state of Israel.
  • Those who support a different type of Israel (than the present gerrymandered 'democracy') are in fact anti-God, and therefore evil.
  • The evil anti-Israel countries will be destroyed according to prophesy.
  • Jesus Christ will return after that destruction.
  • Our foreign policy must be crafted so that we are against evil, hence we should support the destruction of the countries prophesy says will be destroyed..

How does the right media react to this: wild applause. How does the leftist liberal media react to this: as if it doesn't exist.

Wake up people. These people have a distorted vision of the world. They dictate policy based on it. If they are not countered, they will certainly deliver the rest of us to hell in a hand basket.

Rosenberg says to Sean Hanity about the purpose of the Ezekiel Option:

"Anyone listening to your show today I think will resonate with the Ezekiel Option; because it's a political thriller, but it certainly comes from a Christian and a Jewish perspective on world events... Really at the heart of these books is the fear that if you don't understand the nature and threat of evil, a person risks being blind-sided by it. That's what happened on 9/11. And we cannot afford to be blind-sided again by Iran, by Russia, by Syria, or honestly by those in Washington who have a modern secular liberal perspective who may not see evil until it hits them."

US News calls him: "A modern Nostradamus."

And Sean Hannity of course just adores this guy and treats him as a prophet, not just an author saying "You're very gifted and talented. There's something that's just eerie about how your book fits into current events."

And citing his previous fictional books, Joel Rosenberg gloats about his predictions in those books (suggesting he has an uncanny ability to look into the future in his fictional writings so the audience better treat his writings are prophetic):

"I rightly predicted the death of Yasser Arafat and Saddam is gone."
- Interview with Sean Hannity

Rush Limbaugh gives an enthusiastic two thumbs up for this book on the back cover, saying "If you only read one book this year, let it be this one." This is printed on the back cover of this armageddonist book. By a major right-wing talking-head. Think what that means to all the ditto-heads.

You may be interested to hear the interview Rush did with Rosenberg. Rush practically gloats that Rosenberg once worked at his headquarters - rather than being embarassed that such a strang ideology flourished in his own backyard.

Solution: Deconstructing Neo-Secular Arguments

Nelson Mandella deconstructs and rebuffs Thomas Friedman's account of the dynamics of the middle east conflict thus:

The value of separation is measured in terms of the ability of Israel to keep the Jewish state Jewish, and not to have a Palestinian minority that could have the opportunity to become a majority at some time in the future. If this takes place, it would force Israel to either become a secular democratic or bi-national state, or to turn into a state of apartheid not only de facto, but also de jure. [Letter from Nelson Mandella to Thomas Friedman, 2001]
It is no secret. What is happening is clear as the sun. The Jewish inhabitans of the new state are motivated by a nationalism which Einstien cautioned against. So why does the WASP power structure in the USA encourage it? The reason ? You may not be ready for the reason. I'll share it with you anyway:

It's because there is a massive undercurrent of religious dogma which blinds both politician and news anchor; and by extension the fickle masses into mis-percieving reality. You need only listen to the chatter and clearly you will hear it: they want to create the conditions so as to bring Jesus back - they want Armageddon (AKA conflict of civilizations/WWIII).

Problem: The hinderance to peace

A Jewish Rabbi observes that Apocalyptic Right is a hindrance to peace:

"...as a reflection of their End Times theology, the message of the Christian Right to U.S. policymakers is ‘don’t be involved in getting the parties to the negotiating table,’ then they certainly are... an impediment to the peace process, and that isn’t helpful." [Source: "Culture, Religion, Apocalypse, and Middle East Foreign Policy"]

Solution: Debunking Premellinial Dispensationalism

Presence Ministries has nice videos which use Christian arguments to debunk the Apocalyptic views espoused by powerful members of the Evangelical movement.

Problem: Rev. Hagee's Support for Genocide in - Jesus Name

The theology which supports massive terror is investigated in this article which examines the views of Reverend Hagee, pastor of a Mega Church with 16,000 members in San Antonio, Texas. When Rev. Hagee speaks, the white house listens. This Reverend has access to the elected officials in the USA. If you want to change US foreign policy, a concise response is needed to each one of John Hagee's arguments and sent to every member of congress and the Bush Administration, who apparently share the views of the sinister minister.

"...given the immense clout enjoyed by its advocates today, especially in America, it is a much more menacing threat to world peace than is sometimes imagined and cannot be simply dismissed as the ravings of lunatics on the fringe."[Read on...]

Problem: Pat Robertson's Extremism

Look at these two reasons he puts forward:

  1. Ladies and Gentleman, evangelical Christians support Israel because we believe that the words of Moses and the ancient prophets of Israel were inspired by God. We believe that the emergence of a Jewish state in the land promised by God to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was ordained by God.' We believe that God has a plan for this nation...' We believe that God has a plan for this nation which He intends to be a blessing to all the nations of the earth.
  2. Of course, we, like all right-thinking people, support Israel because Israel is an island of democracy, an island of individual freedom, an island of the rule of law, and an island of modernity in the midst of a sea of dictatorial regimes, the suppression of individual liberty, and a fanatical religion intent on returning to the feudalism of 8th Century Arabia.
  3. The fight is not about money or territory; it is not about poverty versus wealth; it is not about ancient customs versus modernity. No-the struggle is whether Hubal, the Moon God of Mecca, known as Allah, is supreme, or whether the Judeo-Christian Jehovah God of the Bible is Supreme. [Pat Robertson's Website]

The first reason he mentions breaches the boundary of separation of Church and State to support a religious state. The second reason destroys democracy in America while claiming to uphold it abroad; calling to go back to 1st Century feudalism as opposed to 8th Century.

Finaly Pat Robertson gives a third reason, which is to say, our God is bigger than their God. This is the idiocy of Pat and his ilk. He doesn't recognize the fact that Muslims worship the God of Moses and Abraham because his mind is stuck in dark places where the only thing he sees are looming wars and references to the world as described in the old Testament where everyone living around the Jews did not know of God. This is a deep purposeful poison he entrenches in his audience.

Pat Robertson reminds me of the character in the movie "Kingdom of Heaven" who goes around killing Muslims saying "GOD WILLS IT."

Problem: Apocalyptic Views Being Pushed on the Mainstream

I was looking into this book the Ezekiel Option, which Pat Robertson was talking about in one of his shows. By looking up the author - Joel Rosenberg - I was able to connect several points which were so far hidden from my eyes:

  1. He is absolutely serious about end times.
  2. He has access to people in places of power (I'm talking presidential).
  3. He gets featured on right wing media shows (Rush Limbaugh, Fox News).
Here's a little synopsis about this guy:
Joel C. Rosenberg, New York Times best-selling author of THE LAST DAYS (2003), THE EZEKIEL OPTION (2005), and THE COPPER SCROLL (2006) with more than one million copies in print. He previously served as a senior advisor to several U.S. and Israeli leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He has been interviewed on more than 300 radio and TV shows, including ABC's "NIGHTLINE," CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, The History Channel, the Michael Reagan Show, the Rush Limbaugh Show and the Sean Hannity Show.

Jewish Voices About Peace and Conflict

From Youtube

  • A Magazine Editor: It's interesting to see how he sees the inequality within society, yet accepts that eniquality as a matter of fact. As if there is nothing possible to remedy it.
  • A rabbi in Jerusalem: "Is there something more for us to focus on more than being here to protect ourselves?"

Lesson from Billy Graham and Nixon

If you haven’t heard: Minister Billy Graham & President Nixon discussed jews and also of killing a million people in North Vietnam [google it]. Two points to consider:

  1. Graham mentions that he supports Israel but has no love for Jews. Why? Watch his video The Road to Armageddon for answers. This point is key to unlocking the mindset of the Apocalyptic ministers and those they misguide.
  2. Aren’t ministers supposed to advocate peace and love; how does he find the strengh to suggest the killing of a million people?

Because of point #1, it is important to not listen to the whispers of those infected by the Apocalypse desease and to seek solutions without their feedback. They hope for nothing but destruction, they hear nothing but themselves, and learn nothing from history. Israel would be well advised to shun them, and the Palestinian to take note of their intentions.

Problem: Apocalyptic Right's World-View

MUHAHAHAHAHA I was fortunate to come across the web page of Professor Michael Berube, instructor of literature and general studies at Penn State University. He raises many important questions after quoting some Apocalyptic figureheads (whom I call the Sinister Ministers). This was back in 2004 where the Professor observed:

(The religious right is worried about) will Christ return before the “Left Behind” series is finished? Well, this raises all kinds of complex problems, now that I think of it. First of all, what does the Book of Revelations say about fundamentalist-Christian pulp-fiction writers who are trying to complete their Revelations-based book series before they’re raptured into heaven? Does Scripture itself predict whether novels about the Final Days will be published during the Final Days? Do they arrive in bookstores just after the seven-eyed, seven-horned Lamb opens the first of the seven seals (6:1), or do we have to wait until the appearance of the seven-headed, ten-horned dragon (12:3)? Second, when Christ returns, will He hang out for a while-- maybe even serving as an editorial consultant on the remaining “Left Behind” books-- before initiating the series of events leading to the Apocalypse, or will He just be all about the Apocalypse? [click here to read the full article]

Solution: Separations of Religion and State

Consider this: When those on the Apocalyptic Right, Left, and Center endorse and fund a Jewish state - not because of a love for Jews but an agenda to bring about the Armageddon to be followed by the "Gloriuos return of Jesus Christ" - If they manipulate the American tax funds to promote such a policy, does this not in fact violate the terms of the constitution in that the state should not support the establishment of a religion?

Bush's Spirituality Examined

Have you ever wondered how Bush's spirituality affects his policies? This is a question answered by looking at his religious instructors:

The Reverend Billy Graham (has a video titled The Road to Armageddon) taught Bush to live in anticipation of the Second Coming but it was his friendship with Dr. Tony Evans (Bush says he was spellbound listening to Evans) that shaped Bush's political understanding of how to deport himself in an apocalyptic era. Dr. Evans, the pastor of a large Dallas church and a founder of the Promise Keepers movement taught Bush about "how the world should be seen from a divine viewpoint," according to Dr. Martin Hawkins, Evans assistant pastor. [source: counter punch]

"March to Armageddon" featured on Falwell's website

"March to Armageddon" is one of the books which Jerry Falwell unfortunately promoted through his website. Ministers such as Falwell help to shape the pro-Armageddon attitude among its followers. Here's what the summary of the book reads:

Bible Prophecy can help you become a more confident Christian because knowing "how the story ends" will help you realize that God has EVERYTHING under control!... This comprehensive, easy to understand and exciting Bible Prophecy course will certainly bless you as you study His Word.
I haven't read the book, but if it follows the hateful ideology of Apocalyptic Christiansis, the book will talk about the following: Israel is living peacefully, not bothering anyone. When all of a sudden, evil nations (guess who) attack it, and then God will destroy them completely because they dared to attack His people. And somehow Jesus will come back to rule for a thousand years, and there will be peace. One kink so far in the plan has been the slowness of those evil nations in attacking Israel, so now it looks like they are coming up with ways of speeding that up by unilaterally & pre-emptively destroyed because it would be too late if we wait for the attack. Brace yourself, this is ugly.

Christian Palestinian on Rev. Hagee's Theology of History

Here is what Christian Palestinian had to say:

"One of our constant complaints was that Christian Zionism ignores our national rights, and indeed our very existence. The creation of the state of Israel was done on our land and the ingathering of Jews from all the world came at the price of exilingand scattering our people throughout the world. All this was supported by Christian theologies that ignored or delegitimized us as a people, claiming a divine imperative based on scripture for the creation of the state of Israel" ...

Problem: Jesus Camp - A Frightening Perversion of Jesus

This video which is frightening in its premise and in its reality. The Premise: Muslims are organizing their kids by putting grenades in their hands, and so we are organizing our kids too. The Reality: The claim is that they have taken over the congress and whitehouse for at least a generation. Check out the preview of this video here.

Problem: Bill O'Reily's Spinzone

This is an example of the secular reasons religious people use. Watch Bill O'Reily play dumb when it comes to Israel Occupying Palestinians. And of course, don't miss his extra animosity against Muslims. A sad footnote to the whole drama is that Phil Donahue's show on MSNBC was canceled because they said he would be a "difficult public face for NBC in a time of war."

Solution: Using Peaceful Means of Expression

ARUN GANDHI: I told Mr. Arafat, I said, suppose you were to go there and lead this half a million people, men, women and children, in a march to Palestine, and no armaments or anything, just say that we are coming back to live in peace and harmony in our homeland, can the Israelis kill so many people and live with their conscience? I said the whole world would wake up and stop this action.

Problem: One eyed analysis

An interesting quote from Counter Punch's analysis on the framing of the Destroy Lebanon War:

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is accusing Hizbullah of committing graver war crimes than Israel, even though it killed far fewer civilians both numerically and proportionally, because its rockets are "less accurate". HRW is saying, in effect, that whatever Hizbullah's and Israel's respective intentions and whatever the respective outcomes of their attacks, Hizbullah must be treated as the greater pariah because its technology is inferior. Whether or not Hizbullah was aiming for military targets is irrelevant, says HRW, because its primitive rockets were likely to hit civilians -- as opposed to Israel, which struck at Lebanese civilians with precision weapons.

Solution: Identify Antinomians & Stop Them

Apocalyptic Christians, such as Pat Robertson, know what they are doing is wrong and that war will be outcome. The redemption they seek is in the quick return of Jesus Christ in order to right all their wrongs. Here is what non-Apocalyptic Christians say in response:

"Aiding and abetting the Antichrist, in order to speed up the Second Coming, is tantamount to playing the role of Judas betraying Christ - if he betrayed Christ in order to quicken the Redemption. A mad theologian Nils Runeberg... admired Judas for his deed, as without him, the divine plan would not be fulfilled. Such an approach is called "antinomian."

Problem: Is there no cure for Pat's foot in mouth disease

Pat Robertson, the village idiot, is credited faulted with muttering the following:

"I see the rise of Islam to destroy Israel and take the land from the Jews and give East Jerusalem to [Palestinian Authority Chairman] Yasser Arafat. I see that as Satan's plan to prevent the return of Jesus Christ the Lord."
I thought this article was so enlightening, you should look into it. [Alternate Source]

Problem: Confusing Mission of Islam with Reaction of Muslims to Millenialism

According this artcle: "Come to Londonistan, our refuge for poor misunderstood Islamist victims," Islam is the problem. It's interesting to study the motives of this hate filled author. An enlightening question to ask her is if she endorses the Millenialist visions of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and company.

Problem: Evident Bias

Lord Galloway Points out the evident bias which permeates through Sky News due to repetition. If it is this difficult to point out to news casters that they are biased, how much more difficult would it be to get them to acknowledge the reason they accept these biases. I maintain that this hidden agenda is the millenialist hope that the glorious return of Jesus Christ can be achieved by creating a war in the middle east; that this war is predestined; that the ends justify the means... which is why they can come up with insane explanations as to why entire cities must be destroyed in retaliation for any action at all, whether it be the capture of a soldier, or even in the case of Iran, merely articulating alternative solutions to the current problem in the middle east.

Problem: Apartheid Supporting Pat

The same Pat Robertson who supports Apartheid in South Africa, now supports Aparthied in Israel:

I think "one man, one vote" just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights. [click here for more of his stupid quotes]
No doubt he was thinking of Israel when he said this. If Apartheid in Africa is acceptable, Aparthied in the Middle East would also easier to defend.

Problem: Discussing Policy with War Mongers

The problem is not that George W. Bush is discussing policy with people who press right-wing solutions to achieve peace in the Middle East, or with devout Christians. It is that he is discussing policy with Christians who might not care about peace at all—at least until the rapture. [more ...]

Problem: Apocalyptic Christian Hopes

Here's one surprizing quote:

Until Israel is intact and Solomon's temple rebuilt, they [Apocolyptic Christians] believe, Christ won't come back to earth.
And another:
Pastor Upton claimed personal responsibility for directing 50,000 postcards to the White House opposing the Road Map, which aims to create a Palestinian state. "I'm in total disagreement with any form of Palestinian state," Upton said. "Within a two-week period, getting 50,000 postcards saying the exact same thing from places all over the country, that resonated with the White House. That really caused [President Bush] to backpedal on the Road Map."
And Another
In addition to its work in Israel, the Apostolic Congress is part of the increasingly Christian public face of pro-Israel activities in the United States. Don Wagner, author of the book Anxious for Armageddon, has been studying Christian Zionism for 15 years, and believes that the current hard-line pro-Israel movement in the U.S. is "predominantly gentile."
Read entire article for more surprises.

Hush-hush: Apocalyptic Christians Involved In Planning US Middle-East Policy

...Most of all, apparently, we're not supposed to know the National Security Council's top Middle East aide consults with apocalyptic Christians eager to ensure American policy on Israel conforms with their sectarian doomsday scenarios. [more ...]

Annan Should Call for Healing Process, Not Only of Ending Israeli Occupation

Kofi Annan was in the West Bank Wednesday for meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. At a joint news conference, Annan said ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land is the key to peace in the Middle East. Palestinians have a natural right to Israeli citizenship. Annan should call for full democratization of the region. This is the way of true reconciliation and lasting peace.

God Loves the Jews but Not if they work for peace

God loves the Jews, according to fundamentalist theology, but not if they work for peace. Pat Robertson explained that murdered Israeli leader Yitzhak Rabin was killed because he got in the way of God's plans for continued war.
[source: 'Dual Covenant' Christians]

Destruction of Lebanon

Movie: Megiddo - the March to Armageddon

This is a 2 hour movie shows what fundamentalist Christians are hoping for. It asks the question:

What is the significance of World War I and II? Were these birth pangs to prepare the nations for World War III and Armageddon?
It is from a Christian perspective of what they believe will and must happen.

Armageddon Disco

This is a mock video Armageddon. The destruction in the background is really what they fantacize about. The video of course is for humor.

Albert Eienstein vs. Pat Robertson

Mr. Einstein had a view of an Israel which coexists with its neighbors. Mr. Robertson believes Israel must confront its neigbors. Obviously Pat Robertson is no Einstein.

The Peaceful Solution to the Middle-East Conflict

Where are we now, where are we going, and more importantly, where should we be going? Currently, the policy is to recolonize the land of Israel with Jewish settlers from all around the world, while at the same time disenfranchising the non-Jewish locals. For this process to continue, what is required is a holocost or forceful removal of the locals. Never has there been a colonization process which did not involve wiping out the locals. This is what the continuation of the current process entails. This is the rock, what then is the hard place? It is the concept of two states living side by side. This is an impossibility because there can never be a Palestinian state independent of Israel, yet completely surrounded by Israel. This is in reality the a prison camp whose jailers are well paid Palestinians. The real solution lies in the South African model, a single state living in prosperity and tranquility.

The Armageddonites are coming

The ‘Armageddonites’ as some Christian leaders have lambasted their ‘misguided Christian brothers’, have ‘moved from forecasting Armageddon to trying to bring it about’. In practical terms this means acquiescing in Hitler’s holocaust because the near destruction of the Jews, in their eyes, heralds the beginning of the fulfillment of a predetermined fate as outlined in the Bible. [more...]

Iraq must be attacked! God wills it

Here is what a faithful father of a fallen American soldier in Iraq had to say:

"This war is not about Iraqis and Americans, or oil: this is a spiritual war. The people who don't understand that just need to dig into their Bible and read about it. It's predicted, it's predestined. Benjamin understood that the president is a very devouted [sic] Christian. Ben understood that the calling was to go because the president had the knowledge, and understood what was going on, and it's far deeper than we as people can ever really know. We don't get the information that the president gets." In context it's clear that by "information" he wasn't talking about the stuff that passes from the CIA to the White House. This information comes from the guy whom Bush likes to call his "higher Father". As the president said in the closing lines of his acceptance speech at the Republican convention last month, "We have a calling from beyond the stars ..." - a claim that in some societies might lead to a visit from the men in white coats, but in America, among the faithful, is met with rapturous applause.[source]

Pat's secular arguments for religious inspired goal

Example of Pat Robertson's use secular arguments for religious inspired hate mongering cloaked in false piety and decency. Here is an except from Mr. Robertson's address to the National Press Club:

As a former candidate for the Presidency, the founder of a major Christian grassroots political organization, and as a newscaster with forty-three years experience reporting the attitudes of religious people, I believe I am qualified to offer a few suggestions... We were opposed to Detente with the Soviet Union in the 1980's, and we are opposed in 2005 to a policy of silent acquiescence to tyrannical regimes, like Iran and North Korea, which brutalize their citizens and threaten the world with nuclear holocaust.
What is the religious inspired goal? The fulfillment of his interpretation of all biblical prophesies which must come to pass before the second coming of Jesus Christ. This means making sure a confrontation in Armageddon happens by provoking wars.

Reverend Hagee, another Christian voice for War

S.A. pastor a champion for Israel: you must listen to the audio files in which he abuses the bible verses to prophesy that Muslims must be destroyed.

Conservative media seeking signs of Armageddon

Look at these zealots salivating at the possibility of Armageddon.

Pat preaches hate

According to Pat Robertson's doctrine, he preaches "Islam is dedicated to the destruction of America and the killing of the Jews and Christians around the world." What ramifications does this view have on American policy toward Muslims?

Seeing through the fog of language

The Christian right in America adapted to the secular democracy by studying ways of presenting the same information in different ways to different audiences. For example, when they talk of introducing creationism to the classroom, it's called intelligent design so as to not mention God directly. In this way they are masters of presenting secular arguments to advance religious goals. If you examine Jerry Falwell's three reasons why America must support Israel, you find that two of them are secular, and the last is religious:

  • For Humanitarian Reasons.
  • For Political Reasons. The State of Israel has the only true democratic system of government in the entire Middle East and has been America‚’s most faithful supporter in the region.
  • For Religious Reasons. The founding of Israel as a nation in 1948 was ordained of God to provide a homeland for the Jewish people and to prepare for the future return of Jesus Christ. The Abrahamic Covenant demands it.
The first two are echoed throughoutt the media and the third is mentioned only to the religious zealots to keep them motivated. They get their motivation from the third reason and wish to drag the rest of America down their slippery slope using the first two. Of course repetition makes right.

Welcome to the United States of Twilight Zone

According to professor NORMAN FINKELSTEIN, professor of political science at DePaul University, U.S. foreign policy on the middle east is dictated by home grown religious extremists:

"The problem is when you get to the United States. In the United States among those people who call themselves supporters of Israel, we enter the area of unreason. We enter a twilight zone. American Jewish organizations, they're not only not up to speed yet with Steven Spielberg, they're still in the Leon Uris exodus version of history: the “this land is mine, God gave this land to me," and anybody who dissents from this, you can call it, lunatic version of history is then immediately branded an anti-Semite, and whenever Israel comes under international pressure to settle the conflict diplomatically, or when it is subjected to a public relations debacle, such as it was with the Second Intifada, a campaign is launched claiming there is a new anti-Semitism afoot in the world. " [Democracy Now Interview]

Pat Robertson's Apology to Omri Sharon

When you have time, please watch how Pat Robertson hijacks the Christian religion to advocate an Aparthied regime in Israel. This video is actualy his apology to Ariel Sharon's son, Omri Sharon, for saying that Sharon's deteriorating health condition is God's retribution for Sharon being not as extremist as Pat.

Democracy is the Solution

Bringing a genuine democracy to Israel by getting rid of the current gerrymandering democracy and replacing it with a democracy that respects each individual's right to security and happiness without discriminating based on ethnicity or religion. It is a wonder why intelligent people around the world don't realize this and demand a one-man, one-vote system as in South Africa. All the alternatives floated about 2 states living side by side are an impossibility because the Palestinians and Israelis live on the same territory. One territory cannot be governed by 2 governments (unless one of two sides manages to pull off a genocide of the other, as it seems is happening currently).

Jerry Falwell On Why Christians Must Support Israel

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The good reverend (shown here with Senator John McCain) said* there are three key reasons why Christians must support Israel:

  • For Humanitarian Reasons.
  • For Political Reasons. The State of Israel has the only true democratic system of government in the entire Middle East and has been AmericaÂ’s most faithful supporter in the region.
  • For Religious Reasons. The founding of Israel as a nation in 1948 was ordained of God to provide a homeland for the Jewish people and to prepare for the future return of Jesus Christ. The Abrahamic Covenant demands it.

Falwell presents his reasoning in reverse order than what his real motives are. If for example, it is for humanitarian reasons - isn't everyone human and therefore deserving the same kind of humanitarian treatment?

As for Israel being a democracy at all, that is arguably false, since it in reality is the only remaining apartheid regime in the world, according to intellectuals such as mandella.

Therefore, the only reason Falwell zealously supports Israel is so that it will serve as the landing pad for the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

* Note: (Original source for 3 reasons quoted was here on Falwells website but it is no longer there)

When demons and criminals rule our world

When asked to comment about Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, said, “What we’re seeing here is the … birth pangs of a new Middle East.” How wonderful! When more than a thousand Lebanese people are slaughtered in cold-blood and another million forced to flee [more... ]

Influence of the Christian Lobby

According to Evangelical Christians, there is a war that must happen between the creation of Israel and the return of Jesus. They call it Armageddon; and they enthusiasticaly hope for its coming so that Jesus may return. As a starter, see how active they are when it comes to supporting a destructive Middle East Policy. See this BBC article as an example.

Who doesn't like unity?

Pat Robertson and his ilk of neo conservatives:

"God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says 'This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No, this is mine."' (reference)

Legendary South African Journalist Calls For a United Palestine-Israel

According to the February 23, 2006 broadcast of Democracy Now, Legendary South African journalist Allister Sparks spoke about how liberating it was for his country to have solved the aparthied problem through unity and added that this would be the way to solve the Palestinian Israeli problem.

The Solution to the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

This is the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One State in One Land. United States of Israel-Palestine.