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.