The nuts at westboro are at it again, now protesting outside of highschools. Is there any limit to their madness?
The nuts at westboro are at it again, now protesting outside of highschools. Is there any limit to their madness?
During My time here on Word press I have come across a lot of hate spouting moronic blogs, but one really takes the cake.
The blog in question is “Start thinking Right ” by Michael Eden. The name of this Blog is deceptive, for if one begins to read his articles they realize that his thinking is wrong and Backwards. Indeed an educated person would come to the conclusion that Michael might not Even think at all.
I started a discussion with Michael, criticizing him on his unflinching(and often mindless ) support of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and his blatant hatred for Muslims and the entire Arab race. predictive in regards to my criticism of the Occupation he accuses me of hating Jews (wich is not true at all). Then he tries to justify the Occupation of Palestine By quoting the bible, wich is a common tactic of Christian-Zionists(and is usually their only “evidence.”) Then he even claims that god Hates Arabs and says that the Bible says so.
He then goes on to quote some verse in the Bible about Jacob and Esau. Esau has Nothing to do with Arabs. I believe he was Thinking about Issac and Ismael, even then the Bible never says anything about god Hating Arabs.So much for Mr. Eden’s knowledge of the Bible. What kind of Christian uses the name of god to Justify his hatred, and then doesn’t have the biblical knowledge to even back up his claim.
Michael, hate has nothing to do with god.You are not fooling anyone by dressing up your hatred in Christian clothes. Nice try, maybe you should try a different scam. here is a memorable quote from Michael which displays his level of inteligence.”a liberal can have six advanced degrees and recite a plethora of academic papers, and be totally discombobulated by smart uneducated people armed with nothing more than an actual understanding of history.” Yes Michael, smart Uneducated people, that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard, well, next to the thing about God hating Arabs. It’s funny how Michael, in trying to claim he is smart, tells people that he is uneducated. Yes, because people really have confidence that uneducated people Know history. Wouldn’t knowing history require one to be educated, even self-educated? Mikey, you have definitely earned that dunce cap.
Here is a link for my readers to check out this disgusting blog themselves,
This website promotes Christian Zionism.
Jerusalem Countdown (This book promotes Christian Zionism.
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 880
New York, NY 10115
role in the end of history, its adherents tend to treat Israelis and Palestinians not
as neighbors to be loved, but as pawns in a cosmic drama of divine vengeance and
retribution. The conclusion of this drama involves the death of all non-Christians,
including Jews, through apocalyptic warfare or divine judgment. Given these
beliefs, even many Jews wonder if the movement promotes proper Jewish-
Christian relationships and question the nature of the movement’s support for
innovations in Christian doctrine. The most prominent spokesperson for these
beliefs was John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). Although the advocates of Christian
Zionism and its underlying theology sometimes claim to base their beliefs on
ancient understandings, generally scholars recognize these to be recent
American evangelicals. This is not so. Many evangelicals in the US do not want to
be identified as ideological Christian Zionists. Several prominent evangelical
spokespersons have spoken out strongly against this ideology, recognizing how it
contradicts the central commitments of Christianity to justice and peace-making.
Many question its theological assumptions.
the influence of Christian Zionism on US public opinion. It
grieves the member communions of the National Council of
the Churches of Christ in the USA to note that many
Christians visiting the land of Jesus’ birth, death, and
resurrection are not even aware of the existence of Arab
Christians, and do not have opportunities to interact with
local Christian communities. One step toward addressing this
concern is for Christians in the West to become better aware
of Christian Zionism and its effects, including the history,
theology, and forms of biblical interpretation underlying this
ideology. Please take the time to learn what this movement
is all about, get involved, and continue to “pray for the
peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6).
when it is perpetuated through the appropriation of Christian theology for
ideological purposes. One such misappropriation is commonly referred to as
designates any Christian support for the national revival movement of the Jewish
people realized through the establishment of the modern State of Israel
(historically known as Zionism). More narrowly defined, Christian Zionism is an
ideology grounded in beliefs which consider the State of Israel to be divinely
ordained and scripturally determined with a central role in ushering in the end of
history, where unconverted Jews and unbelievers (including Christians who are
considered to be of questionable status) are judged by God’s wrath. It is the
narrower form that causes immediate concern.
Zionism raises concerns for the member communions of the National Council of the
Churches of Christ in the USA. Among these are the following:
committed to preserving control over all of historic Palestine for Jewish people
alone, including the West Bank and Gaza strip, to ensure the realization of the
movement’s own end-times hopes. This ideological approach rejects any peace
process built on a negotiated settlement towards a two-state solution to the
conflict. Leading advocates of this ideology have formed themselves into
oftentimes very public and well-funded political action groups whose aim is to
prevent any negotiations that may lead to a two-state solution to the conflict.
stereotypes of Muslims and Middle Easterners, including Middle Eastern Christians.
They often accuse these Christians of siding with Muslims against the US and the
State of Israel in a cosmic battle of good and evil, thus questioning their Christian
faithfulness. Rather than fostering understanding and cooperation with neighbors,
ideological Christian Zionism often teaches Christians in the US to harbor suspicion
and enmity towards Muslims and non-westernized Christians. When it does so, the
movement negates Christ’s command to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew
Occupied with Nonviolence: A Palestinian Woman Speaks
On the Road to Armageddon: How Evangelicals Became Israel’s
I Am a Palestinian Christian
Christians and a Land Called Holy:
How We Can Foster Justice, Peace and Hope
The Politics of Apocalypse: The History and Influence of
Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism
Whose Promised Land?
When Time Shall be No More: Prophesy Belief in
Modern American Culture
Biblical Interpretation and Middle East Policy:
The Promised Land, America, and Israel, 1917–2002
• Churches for Middle East Peace: http://www.cmep.org
• Dar Annadwa: http://www.annadwa.org/en
• Holy Land Trust: http://www.holylandtrust.org
• Institute for the Study of Christian Zionism: http://www.christianzionism.org
• Peace Not Walls (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America):
I am sure by now everyone Knows about Westboro Baptist Church. I found out about these fake ass christians over a year ago. the Assholes have been doing this crap for years to get attention, now thanks to the supreme court, they have national attention. Hey, Westboro, God Hates you!
Fred Phelps is the leader of this three-ring circus. Fred you are wrong, god doesnt hate Fags. God Hates as assholes. These Kind of Christian extremist are everywhere in this country, Quite a lot of them have blogs on wordpress.Haters, of not Just Homosexuals, But of Evil things like Islam, freedom, liberals, education, and the working class.
Find something to hate and I guarantee, someone will find a way to twist scripture to Justify it. This is not what Jesus taught. He didnt say to hate everyone, Jesus preached love. Before you go around telling everyone that they are going to hell, take a look in the mirror(which might be difficult fo fred). Fred doesn’t know any better saying he was probably born before the civil war. Seriously, how old is this hater.
Some one should start a new campaign: God hates assholes
It seems like you can’t get anywhere on word press when it comes to christian Ideas. Even when you start of being nice, If you have a unique position on anything about faith, you get attacked by a pack of rabid dogs. mind you this only happens when you speak the truth, and spread love and speak out against hate and lies as Jesus once did while on earth.
one thing I hear over again, is how Jesus talked so much about hell. Well , not really . Now If you sit there and count how many times the word hell occurs in the gospels, while discounting the context in which the word is used, you would think so. You would also have to ignore the fact that the different gospels often repeat the same quotes, wich makes it the same speech, jus a different gospel. Then if you come up with your own magical way of interpreting things in wich turns everything that Jesus talks about into a speech about hell. Jesus spoke more of how to treat each other, how to make earth a paradise and how to make it into the Kingdom of heaven. I even had some Jackass even say that ” Jesus talked about itamore times than heaven, and even made a lot of references to hell”. First of all that isn’t true even if you do all the things that I mentioned, and second, Making references to something is talking about it.
why do christians spend so much time on how to stay out of hell, and to little time on how to get into the kingdom of heaven. If you truly grasp the teachings of christ, you would realize that staying out of hell doesn’t give you an automatic ticket to heaven. There is a place called Sheol by the Hebrews, that is where souls that don’t belong in the other 2 places go. A lot of So called christians, are so judgmental (about everyone but themselves). If you point out to these people that being Judgmental, is against the teachings of jesus. and then repeat what Jesus said on the subject, they find away to turn it around on you. I always get “you Just pick and choose what you want from the bible” when they obviously do the same thing and more frequently. I my self do pick and choose from the bible. you can do that since the bible is many books and Just a select few of a much larger body of writings, which were rejected by the Catholic church. It was the Church that decided which books to put in the bible. Even if this wasnt the case I would pick and choose, there are some really evil teachings in the Bible. the gospels are pretty much all I pay attention to in the Bible cannon. I refuse to follow parts of the old testament where it calls to destroy all non believers. That is evil. You have to have an analytical mind when it comes to religious doctrine. If you don’t separate the good from the bad,well, you get the current state of the world.
When I speak of the new Evangelical movement I am not talking about something brand new. I am talking about a dangerous theology that began with people Like Oral Roberts, and was brought to the mainstream by people such as Pat Robertson. It has imbedded itself in various denominations. It is a politically Conservative oriented movement and is poisoning the minds of americans as well as in north african countries. One famous person who subscribes to this belief system is former president George W Bush. Groups like the Christian coalition and the American Family Association. It is a theology that embraces Homophobia, Islamiphobia and censorship. They claim that the constitution does not ban separation of church and state and that their religious beliefs should be the basis of American politics. They also believe that it is their duty to bring about the apocalypse.
There was a book I looked at , at my local walmart(which is a Christian coalition owned store) , that adhered to this theology. It was saying that such things as Illness and poverty, were not caused by things like microorganisms and greedy corporations, but curses from the devil. Talk about being out of sync with the 21st Century, or the 18th century for that matter. It went on to talk about things that were evil and brought about such curses. It included such things as sexual fantasies and masturbation, and not following the Government. So god wants us to grow up to be sexually frustrated psychos who blindly follow the government. Also it listed things that were evil teachings, Besides Just the Usual christian thing of naming all non-christian religions, It also listed Meditation and martial arts. Last thing we want is for our children to have is a balanced mind, discipline and the ability to defend themselves. I could list all the weird and twisted beliefs of the new evangelism, but that would probably take an entire book.
I can’t stand frickin right-wing assholes who think that order for us to be free(we meaning those with power)The rich have to screw the poor with no vaseline, and the poor need to shut up bend over ant take one for the team. What’s worse are the poor people who are kissing ass to their rich slave masters. I always find it funny when all these right-winger are so far right , that they think the media is too liberal. the only liberal media is the Internet. If the government get’s their way, the internet will be as controlled as the rest of the media, by Pseudo-religious fascist republican overlords. Why are people so brainwashed? May be they need to stop watching TV and listening to talk radio and start reading. By reading, I mean something educational that is based on facts, and not written raving mad conspiracy nut, or Christian coalition lackey.
Another example of Idiocracy that makes me angry are So called religious people who do nothing but pervert the teachings of their true spiritual teachers. People who use Spiritual teachings, not to enlighten the world and bring peace, but to do evil, and spread hatred. using the spiritual as a platform, for ignorance to stand on. Nothing is worse than followers of a man who said ” The truth will set you free” encouraging people to be Ignorant, and looking down on people who are truly learned. a lot of science is also founded on ignorance, because to get a bigger view on reality , scientists would have to throw away the taboo’s that get in the way of the field’s ability to bring human Knowledge forward.
The truth is this. most People don’t want to Know the truth, because it is more convenient to stay Ignorant. To seek the truth is difficult, especially when you find it.