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...and the worst of them? American Christian evangelicals.

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Jesus fucking christ on a pogo stick, just look at these motherfuckers.

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...and the worst of them? American Christian evangelicals.

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Jesus fucking christ on a pogo stick, just look at these motherfuckers.

And Trump is thinking "I thought they were bringing me a Big Mac and a Diet Coke."

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Dirty Christian Zionists, every last one of them.

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American Christian evangelicals.


The conservative ones, but yeah. They, and especially the white-conservative ones have been a problem since at least after the Second Great Awakening. In modern times, they’ve been gunning for this moment since at least Brown vs Board of Ed., Engel vs Vitale (1962)/prayer in schools, and Roe v Wade.

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Yeah sure. Whatever you say. I'm not any more interested in all this than I am in the minutae of why the Jews have a legitimate claim to some of the dirt on the alleged holy land. I just figure they do.

But as long as were talking so nice to each other, I have a question...

Is "dirty christian Zionists" anything like "dirty gangbangers in uniform"?

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Yeah sure. Whatever you say. I'm not any more interested in all this than I am in the minutae of why the Jews have a legitimate claim to some of the dirt on the alleged holy land. I just figure they do.

But as long as were talking so nice to each other, I have a question...

Is "dirty christian Zionists" anything like "dirty gangbangers in uniform"?


Both types are examples of dirty cons.

They are filthy by choice.

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One major, massive difference is that most of the Trump cabinet and basically every Trump nominee is a dirty, filthy Christian Zionist.

Filthy-dirty CZ groups like CUFI, Pat Robertson’s ACLJ, etc., are also overwhelmingly behind every modern antigay law and public policy, for instance.

It may be helpful to understand parachurch movements/organizations in the US, which are by no means always either theologically and/or politically conservative, though the most recognizable names typically are both as well as often being Christian Zionist.

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Parachurch organizations are Christian faith-based organizations that work outside and across denominations to engage in social welfare and evangelism. Parachurch organizations seek to come alongside the church and specialize in things that individual churches may not be able to specialize in by themselves. They often cross denominational, national, and international boundaries providing specialized services and training.


They're often the ones that do Holy Land tours, typically connected to Christian sites of interest in Israel.

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Yeah sure. Whatever you say.


Um, lol. It's got nothing to do with "whatever I say." It's what these people say about themselves. Yes, I do happen to know something about many of these people, but that's totally secondary to what they are and what they are there for.

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just look at these motherfuckers.


Yes, let's take a good look at the frothing-at-the-mouth Christian Zionist Trumpists frothing-at-the-mouth rightwing nutjob Jewish Zionists are in bed with, shall we? Some links are broken to avoid sending hits to American Christian-theocrat sites.

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You may or may not know this, but the people in your meme form a part of Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board. The origin of the photo is a National Day of Prayer (which this country doesn't need) after Hurricane Harvey.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?433462-10 ... ision-daca

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Paula White - will make you rethink being a Journey fan. (Her current husband is Jonathan Cain, who went rwnj years ago.) Paula White is also somewhat infamous for being a white far-right pastor with a majority-Black congregation. Anyone who thinks they don't understand or who would rather dismiss Black conservative Evangelical Christians needs to take a look at Paula White's rise to stardom and becoming the no. 1 advisor to the dirty gangbanger in a suit that's in the White House. Pastor Paula White Discusses Zionism, New Book & Trump With Cindy Grosz - Times of Israel

Jentezen Franklin - One of Israel's Best Friends - JPost

Robert Jefress - a bone fide, known conservative Christian-Evangelical antisemite but hey, he's "pro-Israel" or whatever so like Jentezen Franklin he's another Friends of Zion Museum honoree American mega Pastor Robert Jeffress honored by Friends of Zion Museum - JPost

Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. - One of a handful of prominent African-American CUFI propagandists christianpost.com/news/51-clergy-and-3-days-in-the-holy-land-praying-for-all-faiths-and-for-peace.html

Tom Mullins - his Christ Fellowship church runs Premiere Israel, a tour company for rightwing nutjob Christian Zionists that features Todd Starnes (R - Fox News, Pro-Confederacy) and Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty theisraelencounter.com/

Pence - Well...

To the right of Pence, Ralph Reed, Jr. - founder of the Christian Coalition, founding member of CUFI


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Gary Bauer - President, American Values; also on the Israel-American Council and Director of the Israel Action Fund, the lobby group of CUFI (Pelosi, Schumer, and DWS were also 2018 speakers) israeliamerican.org/iac-national-conference/team-member/gary-l-bauer

Tony Suárez - Shalom, Amigos: The Changing Faces of Christian Zionism: How Hispanic evangelicals hope to become Israel’s best friends - Christianity Today

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Paula White, Trump’s Personal Pastor, Joins the White House - NTY

Laff it up at the "American Evangelical" motherfuckers, Ike Bana. Or at least what you think you knew about them until you decided to post this cutesy meme.

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Ms. White, a controversial figure even among evangelical Christians, will be overseeing a White House division that conducts outreach to key parts of the president’s base.

Paula White, a televangelist based in Florida and personal pastor to President Trump whom he has known since 2002, has joined the Trump administration in an official capacity, according to a White House official.

Ms. White will work in the Office of Public Liaison, the official said, which is the division of the White House overseeing outreach to groups and coalitions organizing key parts of the president’s base. Her role will be to advise the administration’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative, which Mr. Trump established last year by executive order and which aims to give religious groups more of a voice in government programs devoted to issues like defending religious liberty and fighting poverty.

As Mr. Trump campaigns for a second term, he cannot afford to lose support from the religious conservatives who voted for him in 2016 in significant numbers. Without their backing, his path to re-election would be significantly narrower.

He has taken repeated steps to ensure they turn out for him again — by issuing executive orders, making cabinet appointments and nominating federal judges that pass muster with the religious right. On a range of issues from abortion rights to tax exemptions for churches, Mr. Trump has tried to grant Christian conservatives their policy wish lists whenever legally and politically feasible.

But Ms. White cannot be easily categorized as either a political asset or a liability. She has a large following among Christians who believe in the “prosperity gospel,” which teaches that God blesses people he deems to be of strong faith with wealth, good health and other gifts.

But many other Christians consider these beliefs to be heresy. And Ms. White’s presence in the top tier of Mr. Trump’s coterie of informal religious advisers has long been a source of contention with many evangelical Christians.


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Of course, discussed her love for Israel, Zionism and Trump.

Pastor Paula’s love for Israel began as an 18-year-old after “really” reading the Bible and understanding the roots of God and Judeo-Christian values and the importance of Jews and Israel in history.



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She started visiting Israel in the 1980s and has lost count of how many times she has visited the land of milk and honey. She is always amazed about the growth of Israel and the advances she sees during each visit.

She has worked with many ministers through the years encouraging tourism, supporting an Israeli economy and even transportation.

In 2016, with the election of her friend, President Donald J. Trump, White expressed additional excitement. She knows firsthand that Trump always had a friendship and affinity with Jews and Israel. She has known Ivanka since she was a teenager. Her transition to a Jew was accepted and respected.

President Trump proved over and over again “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”

We were both at the Jerusalem Embassy opening and both have a strong admiration for Ambassador David Friedman. We, as Jews, are proud of his work. It was interesting to listen to a Christian Zionist leader express praise and adulation for someone I have known since I was 5-years-old.

When President Trump appointed David Friedman, a new, stronger relationship developed between Christian Zionists leadership and American leadership. Friedman has fulfilled obligations to us like no other.

Our group of religious leaders have grown to love him, have their deepest respect for him and are committed to working with him and the President. Friedman has made it possible for each of us to have access to him and he actually listens to our concerns and voices.

Both President Trump and Ambassador Friedberg prioritize long-term security, safety and protection as their goals.

At home, Pastor White visits The White House often. President Trump is devoted to prayer and has meetings regularly with leaders from church with various denominations. In 2016, President Trump received over 80% of the evangelical Christian vote. However, because of the Democratic agenda of impeachment, the base is more energized and she expects over 90% of Christian Zionists will overwhelmingly not only support the president, but work on all levels to get him re-elected.


Whatever else Rev. Paula is, she's not lying about this.

Congratulations, CZs who don't even live there, and the duped rightwing nutjob the-land-belongs-to-Jews-because-you-just-figure-it-does Jewish Zionists who also don't even live there. Good job. :problem:

You're dependent on American Evangelical and Christian Zionsts' sheer voting numbers that rightwing nutjob Jewish Zionists in this country will never have. So you're willingly in bed with what you yourself label "the worst", knowing you are politically & emotionally dependent on people intent on eliminating you through forced conversion. #authoritarian #fash_lite #nihilism #selfloathing

But hey at least the CZs, like the Hindu and Buddhist fascists in India, Myanmar, and the People's Republic of China, also hate and want to eliminate Islam as you do, too. Right? #fash_lite #selfloathing

Say, wasn't the white rightwing nutjob "American Evangelical" and conservative white-aspirant Jewish Zionists also flagrantly Apartheid-adjacent in the Reagan/Iran-Contra era in the name of anti-Communism?

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Not familiar with most of them really...but the Jeffress family. I am fully aware of those people. They are particularly bad news.

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Not familiar with most of them really...but the Jeffress family. I am fully aware of those people. They are particularly bad news.


Yes all of them are bad news.

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Let's look at it big-picture. The country's head of state does not need an "Evangelical Advisory Council".

There never did need to be an Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, put in place by Bush 43 and continued by Obama. I know a couple people who were involved with the latter's office. I was still saying the same thing, then as now: we don't need it.

I have a personal stake against an Evangelical Advisory Council, sure. But if Elizabeth Warren is the nominee and wins and establishes a Progressive Faith Council of Whatever, I will still be saying the exact same thing. We don't need it; get rid of it.

We don't need prayer in schools or National Days of Prayer or any other tacit government sanction of particular faith trends. It's why we have a First Amendment.

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Not familiar with most of them really...but the Jeffress family. I am fully aware of those people. They are particularly bad news.

Nice chating with you, carmen.

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Let's look at it big-picture. The country's head of state does not need an "Evangelical Advisory Council".


Concur. First off, the President shouldn't have a religious advisory council. Or he should stop attacking countries like Iran where the mullahs help run secular affairs.

But, the government, to whatever extent it deals with religion, should be neutral and impartial to all faiths.

This council not only is composed only of Christians, bad enough; but in fact only one branch of Christianity, which means Trump is even ignoring other divisions of Protestantism, let alone other Christian faiths. And let's face it, it's not even representative of evangelical C in this country as a whole ... the token handful of A-A Evangelicals on it were carefully picked to mirror the theology of the white majority.

Anyway, my view is that Christian Zionism is Scylla, since it tends to endorse RW maximalists in Israel and often fits everything into a apocalyptic Jews-will-soon-convert timetable; but the flip side, Supercessionism, is Charybdis, and it also often turns up in RW churches. Supercessionism is the idea that Christianity has supplanted and replaced Judaism, so not only do the Jews not have a right to any land, but they're supposed to go away, anyway; and if they won't, then they need to suffer in exile and dispersion and humiliation.

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Not sure I concur. These people know Trump is a racist, pedophile, extortionist. But they want him because they will have a way better chance of getting the anti-woman, anti-gay, pro-prayer in public schools, pro-intelligent design curriculum in public schools, and all the other shit they want in government that should be limited to having in church.

So the religious leadership supports they guy who will do that, and to generate as much support among the unwashed mob, they hold these dog-and-pony show prayer breakfasts to keep them in line.

That's why they need it. Trump needs as many evangelical christian votes as he can get to stay in office, so he needs a prayer breakfast as well.

PS - you should be pointing your gnarly stink finger at anybody about their cutesy memes carmen. You're the wicked witch of the east of monotinously repetitive cutesy memes.

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Paula White, Trump’s Personal Pastor, Joins the White House - NTY

Laff it up at the "American Evangelical" motherfuckers, Ike Bana. Or at least what you think you knew about them until you decided to post this cutesy meme.



From the Times of Israel interview, above:



Whatever else Rev. Paula is, she's not lying about this.

Congratulations, CZs who don't even live there, and the duped rightwing nutjob the-land-belongs-to-Jews-because-you-just-figure-it-does Jewish Zionists who also don't even live there. Good job. :problem:

You're dependent on American Evangelical and Christian Zionsts' sheer voting numbers that rightwing nutjob Jewish Zionists in this country will never have. So you're willingly in bed with what you yourself label "the worst", knowing you are politically & emotionally dependent on people intent on eliminating you through forced conversion. #authoritarian #fash_lite #nihilism #selfloathing

But hey at least the CZs, like the Hindu and Buddhist fascists in India, Myanmar, and the People's Republic of China, also hate and want to eliminate Islam as you do, too. Right? #fash_lite #selfloathing

Say, wasn't the white rightwing nutjob "American Evangelical" and conservative white-aspirant Jewish Zionists also flagrantly Apartheid-adjacent in the Reagan/Iran-Contra era in the name of anti-Communism?

(Aside to camera: why yes! Gee...indeed, they were!)

Agree with everything. As for Trump being devoted to prayer? Bullshit.

Perhaps, Ms. White can point out this scripture: “Go and sin no more” to herself and Mr. Trump. Belief is not a get out of jail free card despite what these people believe.

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Reagan hardly ever went to church, and his wife was using an astrologer to plan WH functions. He wasn't a religious man, either. That didn't stop him from winning these folks over.

I don't think this is something that started with Drumpf. But Drumpf gets that for these people, if you mouth the right promises (even knowing you couldn't do what they want), they'll ignore lack of piety as well as moral rot. Hypocrisy has never bothered them.

My favorite was when he pledged "he was going to make people say Merry Christmas again!" I'm like ... who's stopping anybody who wants to from doing it? :roll: Are you going to do that by executive order? :roll: And, of course, as always ... lies and hypocrisy abound with the Drumpfs ... the Trump Organization's Xmas card for 2015 said "Happy Holidays!" :roll:

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That's why they need it.


You’ve listed what they want domestically but it’s only part of the picture. Don’t forget about 1: their anti-Islam/Muslim hate and 2- what they’re after regarding foreign policy, which centers on their apocalyptic beliefs regarding the ME, Jerusalem, Jews & Judaism, and political support of Israel.

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National Day of Prayer did not start with Donald Trump, it started with Truman and dates back to Lincoln.

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Not familiar with most of them really...but the Jeffress family. I am fully aware of those people. They are particularly bad news.

Nice chating with you, carmen.


Odd response since you already said that, but ok.

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Reagan hardly ever went to church, and his wife was using an astrologer to plan WH functions. He wasn't a religious man, either. That didn't stop him from winning these folks over.

I don't think this is something that started with Drumpf.


It didn't, not by any stretch.

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But Drumpf gets that for these people, if you mouth the right promises (even knowing you couldn't do what they want), they'll ignore lack of piety as well as moral rot. Hypocrisy has never bothered them.

My favorite was when he pledged "he was going to make people say Merry Christmas again!" I'm like ... who's stopping anybody who wants to from doing it? :roll:


Lol and when did they ever stop?

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Are you going to do that by executive order? :roll: And, of course, as always ... lies and hypocrisy abound with the Drumpfs ... the Trump Organization's Xmas card for 2015 said "Happy Holidays!" :roll:


Haha I remember that.

But CZs and the broader conservative Christian voter bloc loves authoritarian behavior and authoritarian talk.

I thank Ike Bana, authoritarian, for posting his cutesy OP meme because I went out and found where it came from and actually watched the footage. It's really interesting -- if anyone is familiar with the way conservative Evangelicals and especially Pentecostal/neo-Pentecostal/Charismatic/neo-Charismatics talk -- people like Bishop Jackson, Paula White, Ralph Reed, etc -- the way they address Donald Trump is with the same rhetorical style as when they pray. The little canned speeches are in keeping with solicited remarks of anyone at an EO signing or such, but the style is like any Charismatic or neo-Pentecostal worship service. I got the sense they were praying to Donald Trump.

I've been asked a few times over the past 3-4 years, but aren't they hypocrites (as Ike Bana's meme indicates) for throwing their lot behind such a vile person? My answer has been no, they're not hypocritical at all. Donald Trump delivers on what they want: as Ike Bana the most flagrantly misogynist person on this board mentions, the carrot and stick of anti-woman legislation/public policy; antigay, prayer and intelligent design in public schools, etc. He also delivers on Jerusalem Declarations, the carrot and stick of kicking around the Muslims, conservative judicial nominees including the SCOTUS, and vicious foreign policy in the Middle East that to their theology, fulfils prophecy.

The key to understanding this is more theology (you know I do not like to argue theology, only point up what people do believe.) Check out the "broken vessel" theology and "Balaam's ass" Bible story, the idea that God is so powerful (H)e can use anyone or anything (H)e pleases to enact (H)is will. Regarding prayer, if one prays according to God's Will with enough faith, God will grant the prayer. So God can use a donkey/Balaam's ass to enact God's will. He can also use "broken vessels" e.g. flawed characters like David, a lot of the prophets, Donald Trump, etc. to do the same.

This Vox article is on the right track with this The biblical story the Christian right uses to defend Trump

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Evangelical thinker Lance Wallnau then gives Mitchell his take: Trump is a “modern-day Cyrus,” an ancient Persian king chosen by God to “navigate in chaos.”

Mitchell notes that some evangelicals disagree but does not name or cite them. Instead, he cites the growing threat of China, Russia, and Iran, before Wallnau concludes, “America’s going to have a challenge either way. With Trump, I believe we have a Cyrus to navigate through the storm.”

The comparison comes up frequently in the evangelical world. Many evangelical speakers and media outlets compare Trump to Cyrus, a historical Persian king who, in the sixth century BCE, conquered Babylon and ended the Babylonian captivity, a period during which Israelites had been forcibly resettled in exile. This allowed Jews to return to the area now known as Israel and build a temple in Jerusalem. Cyrus is referenced most prominently in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, in which he appears as a figure of deliverance.

That comparison has become more and more explicit in the wake of Trump’s presidency. Last week, an Israeli organization, the Mikdash Educational Center, minted a commemorative “Temple Coin” depicting Trump and Cyrus side by side, in honor of Trump’s decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It was among the most brazen, public links between Trump and Cyrus; one that takes the years of subtext running through outlets like Christian Broadcasting Network and, quite literally, sealed the comparison.

Monday, however, an even higher-profile figure linked Trump and Cyrus. During his visit to Washington, DC, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu heavily implied Trump was Cyrus’s spiritual heir. Thanking Trump for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, Netanyahu said, “We remember the proclamation of the great King Cyrus the Great — Persian King. Twenty-five hundred years ago, he proclaimed that the Jewish exiles in Babylon can come back and rebuild our temple in Jerusalem...And we remember how a few weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people throughout the ages.”

While Cyrus is not Jewish and does not worship the God of Israel, he is nevertheless portrayed in Isaiah as an instrument of God — an unwitting conduit through which God effects his divine plan for history. Cyrus is, therefore, the archetype of the unlikely “vessel”: someone God has chosen for an important historical purpose, despite not looking like — or having the religious character of — an obvious man of God.

For believers who subscribe to this account, Cyrus is a perfect historical antecedent to explain Trump’s presidency: a nonbeliever who nevertheless served as a vessel for divine interest.


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Odd response since you already said that, but ok.

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I've been known to duplicate posts when I'm using my phone.

Thank-you for the good wishes and the same to you. Sunday 2:30AM during the snow storm a transformer on the pole behind our home blew, and sent a hot power line down into the snow...with a huge shower of sparks and flames like a 4th of July ground display. It came down right next to the garage. We are very grateful it didn't set the garage on fire.

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The key to understanding this is more theology (you know I do not like to argue theology, only point up what people do believe.) Check out the "broken vessel" theology and "Balaam's ass" Bible story, the idea that God is so powerful (H)e can use anyone or anything (H)e pleases to enact (H)is will. Regarding prayer, if one prays according to God's Will with enough faith, God will grant the prayer. So God can use a donkey/Balaam's ass to enact God's will. He can also use "broken vessels" e.g. flawed characters like David, a lot of the prophets, Donald Trump, etc. to do the same.


Again, what bothers me about this "logic" is to what ridiculous extremes you can take it. Yes, many Biblical characters are deeply flawed, like King David. But you could use this to rationalize all kinds of evil people, by claiming they are doing some kind of higher purpose. One of the things I really hate about Hagee's theology is his so-called "Hitler as hunter"; he more or less describes Hitler as a good thing because he "enabled" the people of Israel to return home, "chased" them back to their home ... the message might be that heroes are not perfect, but the point is David and Moses TRY to usually do the right thing.

BTW, I would ask these people what in reality, even if he is a so-called "flawed vessel," what "godly" things Trump is doing despite his flaws? Separating children from families, hating the strangers (very un-Biblical) and refusing asylum to refugees (read about the "cities of refuge" in the Torah), hailing Nazis as good people? I would say also by his deeds and actions he's very against even the prophetic message of the Tanakh.

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Again, what bothers me about this "logic" is to what ridiculous extremes you can take it. Yes, many Biblical characters are deeply flawed, like King David. But you could use this to rationalize all kinds of evil people, by claiming they are doing some kind of higher purpose. One of the things I really hate about Hagee's theology is his so-called "Hitler as hunter"; he more or less describes Hitler as a good thing because he "enabled" the people of Israel to return home, "chased" them back to their home ... the message might be that heroes are not perfect, but the point is David and Moses TRY to usually do the right thing.

BTW, I would ask these people what in reality, even if he is a so-called "flawed vessel," what "godly" things Trump is doing despite his flaws? Separating children from families, hating the strangers (very un-Biblical) and refusing asylum to refugees (read about the "cities of refuge" in the Torah), hailing Nazis as good people? I would say also by his deeds and actions he's very against even the prophetic message of the Tanakh.

All of which underscores the problem of prophecy as well as using scripture to claim that actions are acceptable to God.

It is most interesting to note that the growth of these various sects derives precisely because there is no state religion here. Freedom of religion allowed numerous sects to incubate and then multiply. All of them claim to have the correct belief start true and all of them believe even if not openly that anyone who does not believe exactly as they believe are heretics and are going to Hell.

Deity written down thousands of years ago is very useful for approving political acts especially violent political acts.

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Thank-you for the good wishes and the same to you.


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Sunday 2:30AM during the snow storm a transformer on the pole behind our home blew, and sent a hot power line down into the snow...with a huge shower of sparks and flames like a 4th of July ground display. It came down right next to the garage. We are very grateful it didn't set the garage on fire.


Yes I'm glad nothing bad came of that.

PG&E just put out another fire warning today that they may be cutting off service to NoCal counties again because of dry/hot/windy weather forecasts. These are really bad times for weather.

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