Saturday, February 19, 2011

Why do we Americans love war? (video)

And God said, "I will punish your descendants and splatter your faces with the [feces] from your festival sacrifices, and I will throw you on the manure pile" (Malachi 2:3).

Lately I have been disappointed with the failure of Christianity (Christians and Jews) to get us out of wars. In fact, it seems we are the ones starting most of the conflicts. And the excuses we use, oi vey!

Why did our government invade Afghanistan? Fundamentalist Christian-payback for housing "enemy combatants" living in caves. Why did the US government invade Iraq? Illegal preemptive strike based on a phony allegation that they were storing up "weapons of mass destruction," which in fact we use and openly sell. So why did we invade them?

To expend our munitions to profitably have to manufacture new and more expensive ones. After all, we have to justify past expenditures even if no one is challenging the world's sole superpower. Or why else would taxpayers stand for the Pentagon's secret budgets on top of their outrageous public allocations? Arms dealing is our most profitable industry by far. Of course it isn't Jews themselves who are the problem, regardless of what faithful Christians like Mel Gibson says.

But it does seem to be Israeli nationalists, most of whom are Jewish, rooting from the sidelines and telling us whom to attack. Our entire government is Christian but, of course, not "real" Christians. Real Christians don't make war -- unless they're reading the Old Testament. Is anyone allowed to question the Book of Judges? And did Malachi really quote God as saying He would wipe feces on the faces of Jews for failing to do as they were commanded?

It's almost a joke if so many people weren't being killed by the misuse of the Bible and nonexistent biblical phrases: "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition"? Moreover, is someone really going to tell me what I can do with my body, because of course it's not my body but God's?

I do not blame Rabbi Jesus (St. Issa) or even Moses (mythical Manu, the "Law Giver," in Vedic Brahmanism). These acts of war, conquest, and economic domination are the acts of "bad" folks -- that is, those overcome by greed, hate, or delusion -- in our government, cheered on by scurrilous American and Israeli "patriots." Count me out.

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