Christians in America are convinced that the accelerating chaos of the last couple of years — with coronavirus, social unrest, and all the rest — are clear signs that “the end is near”, that the End Times have at last arrived. Not sure why they are so scared when they will supposedly be brought by Jesus up to heaven to “marry” him and then sit and watch as the seven-year Tribulation, ending in Armageddon, unfolds. But apparently they must have some about their holiness, because they think they need to take over the United States, and NOW.
And so here…
I’ve reached a strange point, in which I no longer care if anyone reads my articles. But I will put them out here in cyberspace (on Medium) for posterity, I guess: just in case I actually DO “attain enlightenment”, which I’ve been seeking for over 40 years…since I did my first acid trips.
One might think that — if I believe I might attain enlightenment in this lifetime — I might want to conceal my drug use, in order to strengthen my message. …
Just to amuse myself as I watch the End of Time unfold, powerless:
I live in the United States and was raised in a Christian context, but although I honor Jesus as “a spiritual master”, I do not believe he was “the one and only” son of God (we are all sons and daughters of Eternity). I listen to Jesus’ words, but I listen also to those of the Buddha and Krishna, as well as whatever other sources seem true…all taken with “provisional faith”, that is, they must over time prove themselves to be correct, and should somehow fit into…
2. Going for anyone’s guns (in any way)
3. Adding Puerto Rico and/or DC as states
4. Packing the Supreme Court
5. Arresting Donald Trump or anyone in his family
Here’s why our situation is unique: never in the history of the world (as far as I know) has a ruling oligarchy voluntarily chosen to give up power and share that power with the minority.
In the case here in the United States, we are far closer to that point than anywhere else in the world.
Here, the oligarchy is White and Christian (and also male until 1921 when women were “granted” — oh, how benevolent of the menfolk! — the right to vote). …
Stairway to Heaven was the final song on the first side of Led Zeppelin’s untitled 4th album, released in 1971.
I can still remember hearing Stairway for the first time on a warm summer night when I was 12 years old, the summer of 1974, sitting in an apartment living room with the wind blowing the drapes through the open sliding doors, and how beautiful the song seemed to me, although at that time I wasn’t analyzing the lyrics ;-) It remains one of my favorite songs to this day.
Here’s a YouTube video on the same subject:
Today we’re going to take an initial look at Fundamentalist Christianity.
The term “fundamentalist” originally comes from a series of booklets, “The Fundamentals” written by Milton and Lyman Stuart, published between 1910 and 1915.
They wanted to bring Christianity back to “the fundamentals”, listing these five items:
1. Inerrancy (of the Bible)
2. Truthfulness of Miracles (i.e. miracles ARE possible)
3. Substitutionary Atonement (Jesus died for our sins)
4. Virgin Birth
5. Resurrection of Christ
I’m now going to utilize a video presentation by Dr. John A. …
A Perspective On White Privilege
Ever heard Whites, Republicans, say something like, “No one should live off the work of another,” or, “They should pull themselves up by their bootstraps”? They act as if Blacks and other People of Color (as well as gays, liberals, and anyone else with whom they disagree) don’t have jobs, don’t work hard, they just sit around waiting for a welfare check (if we actually looked at the numbers, I’ll bet Whites on welfare would far outnumber Blacks, but let’s play along, so to speak).
To those White Republicans, I say, look at it this…
We will never have 100% of the country behind any idea or program, but perhaps we could get 70% or 80% behind a Grand Compromise, and marginalize the fringes. We MUST unite in any event because of the many challenges we face, from relations with China and Russia to Global Warming.
United we stand, divided we fall.
If we try to ignore those on the Right and legislate around them, we risk backlash politically and, most likely, with violence (I am writing this primarily to those on the Left, who are more likely to be willing to compromise in order…
We continually see — even in this day and age, let alone during the last 2000 years — continued hatred of Jews by Christians, specifically Republicans.
Here’s just the latest example I’ve come across: https://www.newsweek.com/proud-boys-founder-recorded-video-titled-10-things-i-hate-about-jews-2017-1535300
So, since this is so — after all, the Jews killed Jesus, right?? — why in the world do Republican always support Israel?
I’m not going to waste too much time backing up my statements with links to articles and examples, given that hardly anyone reads my articles, anyway LOL. But look at how, just recently, Trump has backed out of any negotiations to solve…