Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jesus Spoke to Me

In a story from the New Testament, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Do you love me?" Simon answered, "Yes, Lord; you know that I do." Jesus said "Feed my sheep." Jesus asked a second and a third time, and Simon responded to both in like manner. After each, Jesus said, "Feed my sheep." (John 21:14-17)

Let me feed you, little lambkin, so that we might recognize the wolves in sheep's clothing.

Recall the words of Jesus, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

The Bush Administration uttered over 900 lies in a concerted effort to lead America into an illegal war with Iraq that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths, far more than the dictator we overthrew (and created.) We have adequate documented evidence to stand up in a court of law to both convict and impeach them. Yet our representatives in Congress are not performing their sworn duties of "defending the Constitution from its enemies, both foreign and domestic."

Abraham Lincoln talked about how America could only be overthrown from within. Sinclair Lewis wrote: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." Jesus said, "A man's foes shall be they of his own household." (Matt 10:36)

A member of the Bush Administration once talked of their reality-based policy: specifically, "we create our own reality." Harsh reality is the shock & awe imposed on the nations of Afghanistan and Iraq by us. American reality -- and Christian reality -- has been perverted into the acceptance of torture, rendition, confinement without charges, no appeals, and countless other transgressions against our Constitution. The government's reality about 9/11 contradicts the simple physics of falling objects and conservation of energy among many other unexplained discrepancies. Moreover, this "Pearl Harbor"-type event was foreshadowed in 1999 as being necessary to galvanize support from the American populace by the very persons who later became instrumental in carrying out these radical policy changes.

Jesus said, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits." (Matt 20:15-16)

The Administration of born-again George W. Bush has had over 53 major scandals that individually could have brought down any other regime. They continually distracted us from the seriousness of the last scandal, or the scandal two or more scandals ago, through fear and a compliant corporate media, which overwhelms with frilly choices, info-tainment, and advertisements that shorten attention spans and tune people out.

Jesus said, "Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." (John 8:34)

"To sin" is an archery term meaning "to miss the mark." Given the Bush Administration's track record of untruthfulness known even before assuming the Office of the President, quite possibly the issue isn't that they strayed from the target on all foreign and domestic fronts; the issue is that they lied about the true targets they were aiming at and whom they were really serving.

Connect the dots. Recognize the patterns. Do the math.

Jesus instructed his disciples: "There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me."

Sheople, ye have been fed.

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