Pharisee Nation - Greed of the Pharisees (GOP)
What are two things the Catholic Church has most in common with the Bush presidency?
OK, I won't play games with you: the answer is pedophilia and support of Adolf Hitler during WII.
Mind you I am flabbergasted that on any given Sunday the Catholic Church, that currently has over 3000 CRIMINAL trials outstanding, involving child abuse/pedophilia, (straight or gay darling...they do it ALL), hosts International YOUTH Day...seemingly WITHOUT any press coverage drawing reference to this hypocrisy. I mean where else could you get a religious cult already accused over 3000 times and prosecuted lord knows how many times prior to the cases outstanding...and they are hosting Intl Youth Day...and the corporate media give it credance...as is if it is something we should each offer up our children to do.
While the church moves to blame their pedophilia on our community, completely distracting from pedophiles within and the fact, the newly annointed Pope, blocked investigations and moved priests around for years. I am sure all the little girls who have been raped by priests will feel really SEEN by this move. What is so idiotic about this entire thing is that BY FAR the majority of INCEST is performed by heterosexual males...but we don't see a move to ban them from being around children or marrying now do we???
The Bush Administration had a gay MALE hooker (Gannon), on the pay roll, planted in the White House press core, where he provided soft ball questions to the President, received copies of CIA memos and other internal documents and had access to the White House seemingly at any hour, at any time...including not leaving the White House for 12 nights throughout the past year. Of course given a FREE PASS by the religious right AND the corporate owned media in the U.S.A. This same individual is oddly linked right back to a pedophile ring associated with the first Bush Administration (Franklingate), and a story hushed up that was due to the blow the cover on the entire affair due (at the time) to air on the Discovery Channel. Mysterious deaths and disappearance abound from Bush 1 to Bush 2 and does the Jesus crowd care...naw. A number of religious right leaders are touted as being part of the Franklingate pedophile accusations that have been so voraciously silenced. (Search under Bush Franklingate Gannon gate - leads to numerous well referenced links)
While immediately after 911, we had the ever vitriolic Jerry Falwell (scapegoater supreme...always point the finger elsewhere) spewing that 911 was the direct result of the sins of homosexuals, feminists and abortionists. Frankly I think that he and his money laundering, lying, cheating, stealing organization had more of their fingers in that fascist coup than anyone on earth.
It is time to blow the cover off this hypocritical GANG of false prophets,bullies, liars, and hate-filled, scapegoating monsters. They are NOT of Christ. If Jesus was here he would be sweeping the White House of this oil slick called - genocide for greed - cloaked in God.
There is an excellent article at the following site which gave me the idea for this:
NEWS YOU WON'T FIND ON CNN
Pharisee Nation - American Nation Brainwashed by John Dear 02/17/05 "CommonDreams"- -
Excerpts ...full content at site referenced above:
I used to think these all-American Christians never read the Gospel, that they simply chose not to be authentic disciples of the nonviolent Jesus. Now, alas, I think they have indeed chosen discipleship, but not to the hero of the Gospels, Jesus. Instead, through their actions, they have become disciples of the devout, religious, all-powerful, murderous Pharisees who killed him. A Culture of Pharisees We have become a culture of Pharisees. Instead of practicing an authentic spirituality of compassion, nonviolence, love and peace, we as a collective people have become self-righteous, arrogant, powerful, murderous hypocrites who dominate and kill others in the name of God.
The Pharisees supported the brutal Roman rulers and soldiers, and lived off the comforts of the empire by running an elaborate banking system which charged an exorbitant fee for ordinary people just to worship God in the Temple. Since they taught that God was present only in the Temple, they were able to control the entire population. If anyone opposed their power or violated their law, the Pharisees could kill them on the spot, even in the holy sanctuary. Most North American Christians are now becoming more and more like these hypocritical Pharisees. We side with the rulers, the bankers, and the corporate millionaires and billionaires. We run the Pentagon, bless the bombing raids, support executions, make nuclear weapons and seek global domination for America as if that was what the nonviolent Jesus wants. And we dismiss anyone who disagrees with us. We have become a mean, vicious people, what the bible calls “stiff-necked people.” And we do it all with the mistaken belief that we have the blessing of God. In the past, empires persecuted religious groups and threatened them into passivity and silence. Now these so-called Christians run the American empire, and teach a subtle spirituality of empire to back up their power in the name of God. This spirituality of empire insists that violence saves us, might makes right, war is justified, bombing raids are blessed, nuclear weapons offer the only true security from terrorism, and the good news is not love for our enemies, but the elimination of them. The empire is working hard these days to tell the nation--and the churches--what is moral and immoral, sinful and holy. It denounces certain personal behavior as immoral, in order to distract us from the blatant immorality and mortal sin of the U.S. bombing raids which have left 100,000 Iraqis dead, or our ongoing development of thousands of weapons of mass destruction. Our Pharisee rulers would have us believe that our wars and our weapons are holy and blessed by God.
In the old days, the early Christians had big words for such behavior, such lies. They were called “blasphemous, idolatrous, heretical, hypocritical and sinful.” Such words and actions were denounced as the betrayal, denial and execution of Jesus all over again in the world’s poor. But the empire needs the church to bless and support its wars, or at least to remain passive and silent. As we Christians go along with the Bush administration and the American empire, we betray Jesus, renounce his teachings, and create a “Church of Christ without Christ,“ as Flannery O’Connor foresaw.
Troublemaking Nonviolence, the Measure of the Gospel The first thing we Christians have to do in this time is not to become good Pharisees. Instead, we have to try all over again to follow the dangerous, nonviolent, troublemaking Jesus.
If we dare call ourselves Christian, we cannot support war or nuclear weapons or corporate greed or executions or systemic injustice of any kind. If we do, we may well be devout American citizens, but we no longer follow the nonviolent Jesus. We have joined the hypocrites and blasphemers of the land, beginning with their leaders in the White House, the Pentagon and Los Alamos.
Jesus resisted the empire, engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience in the Temple, was arrested by the Pharisees, tried by the Roman governor and executed by Roman soldiers.
If we dare follow this nonviolent revolutionary, we too must resist empire, engage in nonviolent civil disobedience against U.S. warmaking and imperial domination, and risk arrest and imprisonment like the great modern day disciples, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Philip Berrigan. If we do not want to be part of the Pharisaic culture and do want to follow the nonviolent Jesus, we have to get in trouble just as Jesus was constantly in trouble for speaking the truth, loving the wrong people, worshipping the wrong way, and promoting the wrong things, like justice and peace.
We have to resist this new American empire, as well as its false spirituality and all those who claim to be Christian yet support the murder of other human beings.
It is never too late to try to follow the troublemaking Jesus, to join his practice of revolutionary nonviolence and become authentic Christians. We may find ourselves in trouble, even at the hands of so-called Christians, just as Jesus was in trouble at the hands of the so-called religious leaders of his day. But this very trouble may lead us back to those Beatitude blessings. John Dear is a Jesuit priest and the author/editor of 20 books including most recently, “The Questions of Jesus” and “Living Peace” both published by Doubleday. He lives in New Mexico where he is working on a campaign to disarm Los Alamos. For info, see: www.johndear.org
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