RE: The terrorism meme

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Sat 09 Nov 2002 - 11:09:21 GMT

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    At 04:04 AM 9/11/02 -0500, you wrote:
    >Jeremy, I have a couple of Bible-related questions, and am hoping that you
    >can help out.
    >1. Can you quote a couple of determinative anti-war biblical sources?
    >2. Can you explain the biblical connection between the Christian
    >fundamentalists and their Armageddon-related support for Israel?
    >I hope this isn't asking too much, and would greatly appreciate your help in
    >understanding this.
    >Thanks in advance,
    I'm going to be brief Lawry, it's late and I have a long drive in the morning. Christ is the prince of peace. All of his teachings, as reported in the four Gospels, were focussed on forgiveness, tolerance, peace and non-violence (I'll send some references next week). The Old Testament however, as Wade pointed out, is full of violence, revenge, genocide, ethnic cleansing, prostitution, murder and war. We must be careful not to conflate the two main books. There is another section of the received texts, which are known in Christendom as the Bible. Amongst these 'apocryphal' texts are the
    'Revelations of St John The Divine'. These 'Revelations' are a set of so-called prophecies which have induced some Christian-fundamentalists, those who believe every word of the bible is the true word of God, to hope for the 'end of the world' in their own lifetimes. These people, IMHO, are the most terrifying terrorists of all. The fundamentalist's Cannon is a WMD. They are willing to foment death and misery so that they can personally see God coming in his glory. Ain't that depressin' Lawry Jeremy

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