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This piece is for historical reference into the current situation: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.

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