When Hypocrites Pray

As I was reading my morning news/blog feed I found a great post done by Greg at the Goon Squad called “Maybe This World Is Another Planet’s Hell“. It contains several quotes that reference the insouciance of Sheople, in general, and points out the obvious truth that it is the highly insane who run things. Greg credits My Favorite Quotes – Insanity for many (maybe all) of the quotes. The entire post is really good and I recommend it highly. It truly expresses my same rage and misunderstanding of why Americans are so incredulous about how they are used to finance the evils of corrupt and murderous freaks, all-the-while keeping their mouths shut (For WHAT? in hopes of getting a good missile building job???).

I have hinted at the hypocrisy I have witnessed from those who gain from this Military Industrial Complex, protected by their chosen job (which will be there as long as the Empire exists). Those friends are not alone for there are others, calling themselves  “loving Christians” (at least when it comes to white Americans with a similar political stance), that defy logic and rational thought when considering their claimed beliefs compared to what they (willingly or not) support that defies that very belief. I wonder what it takes to make the jump with one’s personal understanding of the Christian concepts of love, peace, joy, long-suffering, etc, to being able to believe , support and SPREAD the lies that kill so many innocent people (especially the children… MOST especially because we are Killing Innocent People For “Made-Up Crap”), defying those very concepts?

Do you think that Chris from Empire Burlesque may be on to something when he quotes from Johann Hari?

Imagine if, an hour from now, a robot-plane swooped over your house and blasted it to pieces. The plane has no pilot. It is controlled with a joystick from 7,000 miles away, sent by the Pakistani military to kill you. It blows up all the houses in your street, and so barbecues your family and your neighbours until there is nothing left to bury but a few charred slops. Why? They refuse to comment. They don’t even admit the robot-planes belong to them. But they tell the Pakistani newspapers back home it is because one of you was planning to attack Pakistan. How do they know? Somebody told them. Who? You don’t know, and there are no appeals against the robot.

Now imagine it doesn’t end there: these attacks are happening every week somewhere in your country. They blow up funerals and family dinners and children. The number of robot-planes in the sky is increasing every week. You discover they are named “Predators”, or “Reapers” – after the Grim Reaper. No matter how much you plead, no matter how much you make it clear you are a peaceful civilian getting on with your life, it won’t stop. What do you do? If there was a group arguing that Pakistan was an evil nation that deserved to be violently attacked, would you now start to listen?

…[This] is in fact an accurate description of life in much of Pakistan today, with the sides flipped. The Predators and Reapers are being sent by Barack Obama’s CIA, with the support of other Western governments, and they killed more than 700 civilians in 2009 alone – 14 times the number killed in the 7/7 attacks in London. The floods were seen as an opportunity to increase the attacks, and last month saw the largest number of robot-plane bombings ever: 22. Over the next decade, spending on drones is set to increase by 700 per cent.

What kind of disconnect does it take? How can one go worship the ‘Prince of PEACE‘ every Sunday (or, everyday, as you should, IF you are actually a “Christian”). We have had the peanut gallery of Christianity support the murderers and belittle the peace lovers to an extent that I don’t even recognize Christ in America’s Christianity any more. From every appearance, we are really just a Jewish extension of the War God they seem to emulate and follow (or, at least what their Zionist controllers worship). We have allowed the religious fools “leaders” like John (The Snapper) Hagee , Jerry (“married to a prostitute“)Falwell, Pat (“diamonds are a preacher’s best friend“) Robertson, and no telling how many wannabes of them spread all throughout America, to equate their end times fear rhetoric with their never-ending support of Zionism (under the guise of The Rapture).

Sickening that so many could be duped so badly, but that, in essence is exactly what today’s American Christianity has become… duped by charlatans that openly DEFY the teachings of Christ, using His name as they do so. (I know, I know… “You’re Church isn’t like that!”)

Yeah, right.

If it isn’t, it is either you don’t realize it or it will be soon. They all end up that way. It is all human run. That is what humans do… screw up the things of God and make a man-made kingdom with a God in their likeness (not the other way around). Organized religion is the scourge of the Earth. Individual believers are not.

Back to Greg’s post, he references Mark Twain’s “War Prayer” and the history behind it. It occurred to me that many of my friends, relatives and others may have never read or heard this before and I think it is one of Twain’s best works (it apparently was so revolutionary that he was afraid to publish it until after his death, which for Twain was incredible within itself). He felt that his family would be in danger if he published it sooner:

It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their new uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with voices choked with happy emotion as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts, and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running down their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country, and invoked the God of Battles beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpourings of fervid eloquence which moved every listener. It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety’s sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way….

If you have never read or heard the entire thing, please click below and listen to:

Mark Twain’s ‘War Prayer’

It isn’t very long and is wonderful.

Now, back in 2001, just after the “attacks” on the WTC, my small community had a candle light vigil at the city park (I may have referenced this here before, I dunno). There were many churches gathered (perhaps the biggest crowd I have ever witnessed at this small park). Several hundreds of people, anyway. As is the case with most of these types of events, we had the preening banty rooster preachers falling all over themselves to offer the best “War Prayer”. It was evident immediately, that the war bandwagon was assembled and all of these “leaders” were on it and insisting that their “flocks” get on board, too.

I have never heard such “protect America”, “provide vengeance” rhetoric in my whole life. The entire time (HOURS) I was standing there and I kept waiting for it: for the prayer that Jesus demanded from His followers to pray for our enemies. I waited and waited and all I heard was the same old America Number 1 crap and that we needed to get back at those Muslims/Terrorists/Murderers.

I even waited as my preacher got up there to give his prayer and it didn’t happen. No One would pray for the enemies.

Now, I thought this to be very strange at the time, because I was under the impression that Christians actually did and preached what Christ told them to do and preach. I was an “assistant pastor” (yes, egad) and well-studied in the Bible (many translations and an extremely in-depth study of the original languages), so I thought that anyone and everyone would believe that the Prince of Peace, you know, actually PREFERRED peace over war. How stupid I must have been.

So, me and my radicalism decided that it would be ME to finally do it.

You could have cut the tension with a knife when I was finished (about a 45 second prayer, consisting of, basically, “Lord, you changed me, so why can’t you change them” type of prayer). To bring peace and harmony to the evil-doers (this, at a time that I still believed the “official story” about how those evil Muslims killed so many of out wonderful, Christian people…).

And, what gets me most today, after all these years, is that these very same Christian types still hold the same hatred towards people who had little or nothing to do with that event.

Those Muslims DID NOT demolish those buildings with the obvious demolitions that were used. But us wonderfully, loving Christians of America don’t seem to care one way or another. They could have told us that it was the Smurfs attacking us and we would gladly arm the Nuke ourselves.

It is the most difficult thing for me to understand about my fellow Christian citizens.

On a personal note: there is a company locally that does this sort of drone stuff. I have family members who seem put out that I won’t go “talk to them” about a job. But how in the hell can I? How can I become what I preach against? How could I let myself become one of the ones that are willing to ignore or defy what they believe, just to make a buck?

But that is what it is becoming in America, folks? If you want to excel, hard work doesn’t do it for you any more. You must be “smart” enough to “get on board” with the system. You MUST drop any illusion to actually mimicking the one that you use in Name, but deny in character and understanding, and join the bomb makers to “save lives” (as I was corrected the other day when I told my father-in-law that I couldn’t work for people who were killing innocent children).

You see, we must kill those little towel headed children to be able to say we save our kids lives.

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12 thoughts on “When Hypocrites Pray

  1. No matter how long the rest of my life may end up being, i will never, ever fellowship in any manner with any christian organization.

    Their all caught up in this national wave of hatred. They’re all so for war. killing. 100 years. Yet, very few of them will actually get involved in all this war their all so about. And they actually think, and in particular, we recently had one of our own come home dead, from Afghanistan, and people were saying he died fighting for our freedom.Thats what they all think, because, they haven’t really thought about the true nature of why we’re in Afghanistan, as well as truthfully, why we we’re in Iraq. They all think this all is to protect our freedom.

    I challange anyone reading this here, that im writting, to go out and ask people why we have our sons and daughters fighting in Afghanistan. Ask them what these kids are dying for. ASK THEM! Ask the one’s 18 to 33 years old, why they arn’t in serving in Afghanistan. They’ll say they support the troops, but they are not willing to commit any genuine substance to their beleifs about their war, only lip service.

    OOOh yeah, they have certainly convinced me they’re a blood thirsty lot, by all their hatred and kill-kill-kill em all rhetoric. Fuckin pussies couldn’t take a week under actual combat field conditions.

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  2. I for one havent been to church since I was a teen. Even back then I seen the hypocrasy of it all. Preacher asking for money to help the sick,the poor, the down troden. All the while, this same ‘preacher’ , hands full of diamond rings, fancy suits, limo waiting out back. Seen this more than once.

    I also seen how the’adults’ treated the poorer kids in these’churches’. The hypocrasy angered me. That very hypocrasy still angers me today . Killing in the name of christ and freedom? Whatever…..I still wonder if this isnt some form of hell. After all….it is a prison. Let me see you leave it.

    This war is very similar to another brand of war.

    You said,”You see, we must kill those little towel headed children to be able to say we save our kids lives.”

    Now read it this way,”You see, we must arrest those little dope smokin hippies to be able to say we save our kids lives.”

    Its no different except we havent had any drones dropped on our heads…yet.

    There are days I look forward to my own death. Why? Because all the ugliness of the world sickens me so. It would be a release from all this insanity. Whether theres an afterlife or not…it would be a release.

    All of you reading here, ask your self, is all this ugliness really for your own good, for your best welfare….lol I think not. Its for someones ‘welfare’ …but not ours….not those who see this ugliness for what it is.

    This planet is someone elses hell? Humm…it sure is hell for those of us that are here.

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  3. This from Goon Squad,

    “The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.”

    Makes me wonder why many of us hasnt been thrown in a dark hole somewhere.

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  4. I’ve got some cousins that work for Boeing, near St. Louis, MO. making weapons of war being used in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Iraq and..

    Their pay and benefits package is great, maybe even fantastic, considering today’s economy.

    And they’re all firm believers in the ‘official’ 9/11 narrative and attend a local Catholic church religiously.

    But try and talk to them about what actually happened on 9/11, using facts and they’ll look at you like you’re an escaped mass-murdering lunatic.

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  5. Prince Of Peace by Leon Russell

    Try and judge me only by my time and changes
    And not mistaken words, for I say many
    Listen only to my song and watch my eyes
    There’s not much time to spill, there’s hardly any

    Well, look at all the children living in the streets
    And they’re looking, not afraid to touch each other
    They’re not afraid to be themselves or someone else
    [Incomprehensible]

    Never treat a brother like a passing stranger
    Honey, won’t you always try to keep the love light burning
    Sing a song of love and open up your heart
    For you might be the prince of peace returning
    Yeah, you might be the prince of peace returning

    Oh, the love the blind and wounded as that you would yourself
    And the businessmen in cells collecting pennies
    Judge their wealth by coins that they give away
    And not the ones that they keep for themselves for spending

    Oh, never be impatient with the ones who love you
    It might be yourself that you’re burning
    Sing a song of love and open up your heart
    For you might be the prince of peace returning

    Never treat a brother like a passing stranger
    Honey, won’t you always try to keep the love light burning
    Sing a song of love and open up your heart
    For you might be the prince of peace returning
    For you might be the prince of peace returning

    Oh, if I pay me, if I pay you
    If I pray to your Jesus then you gonna tell us what you’re about to do?
    What if I pay me and I might pay you
    Who’s got the money? Who’s got the money?
    Who’s got the money for, sing the song

    Just think, if JC were back in Palestine today, preaching to “Love thy Neighbor” and railing against War, Israel wouldn’t hang hi, they’d just have some IDF Goon Squad pop a few American bought and paid for rounds into his head.

    Look how far we’ve come in the last 2,000 years!

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  6. “Sing a song of love and open up your heart
    For you might be the prince of peace returning”

    I wish everyone could be the prince of peace returning.

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    • Everyone could, if they would work in love. (And I don’t believe that means that everyone is nicey nicey, kumbaya, bullshit, either). I believe one can be angry and work from a basis of love. And if one works in love, peace will come (but it may take pitching a bitch to get there).

      Max talks about this often, but I find it difficult to put into practice.

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      • Ya I know what your saying…its hard to put in practice but, its worth trying. Too many hate, too many are selfish. Its the reason we have wars and starvation and acts of evil.

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  7. Dammit, I copied and pasted the pic showing the dead children, then inserted it into my Photobucket account, now when I try and retrieve it, they have blanked it out, saying it ‘violates their terms of service?”

    Fuck them, murdering kids violates MY terms of service.

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    • I gave up on Photobucket. I use the WordPress files, but it can be hard to find, at times (no real organization). I think we are going to see a lot more of this as they squash our abilities online.

      Its coming.

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      • Ya, the powers that be dont want the tragities of thier actions show world wide. The FCC is nothing more than a constitutional robbing federal agency.

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