Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eschatology

In an interview with Barbara Walters yesterday, Sarah Palin was asked whether she agreed with the Obama administration's position that Israel should curtail Jewish settlements in the occupied territories. Her response:

I disagree with the Obama administration on that. I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don't think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.

I have seen comment about how this position flies in the face of international treaties, as well as the political problems that Palin's position would cause. But what about this idea that "more and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead . . . ." What is she talking about? Here is a clue, showing Max Blumenthal's intrepid reporting, which exposes Christian evangelical support for Israel as being motivated by a belief in End Times theology, a subject that even the organizers of such groups as Christians United for Israel do not want known:


Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour from huffpost on Vimeo.

Sarah Palin's church has been actively associated with some of the most radical movements in Christian theology, those believing that the end of days is near, and that the resurgence of the State of Israel represents the fulfillment of prophecy and the imminent battle of Armageddon. It was interesting during last year's campaign that there was so much talk about Obama's Reverend Wright, and relatively little about Sarah Palin's Wasilla Assembly of God, in which she was an active member for many years. When Sarah Palin starts talking about Jews "flocking" to Israel, she may be letting slip that she really believes all this stuff about the imminent end of the world, and that is why she so wishes to encourage the provocative building of Jewish settlements in the ancient land of Israel.

3 comments:

  1. Just because a person attended the church for 17 years doesn't mean that person shares the overall ideology of the church or preacher. Furthermore, I think the simple fact that you'd make such an association is racist.

    Oh wait, you were talking about Palin.

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  2. You are dodging the question of whether Sarah Palin believes that the end is near. What do you think she meant by saying that Jews are flocking to Israel? No one else has noticed a big upsurge in immigration to Israel. So what was she talking about?

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  3. [For a glimpse into what's on the web these days, read what's below. Note mention at the end of Palin etc. Alison]

    PRETRIB RAPTURE RUSTLERS

    To see the long hidden side of the 179-year-old, British-invented-and-American-merchandised, apocalyptic "rapture" mania, Google "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)" (the sloppy copyist "genius" that Lindsey, LaHaye and other "rapture" tycoons lean on!), "LaHaye's Temperament," "America's Pretrib Rapture Traffickers," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," "Thieves' Marketing," "Appendix F: Thou Shalt Not Steal," "The Newest Pretrib Calendar," "The Rapture Index (Mad Theology)," "Roots of (Warlike) Christian Zionism" and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty," for starters. The author of these items plus the bestselling nonfiction book "The Rapture Plot" (available online) is journalist/historian Dave MacPherson who has uniquely focused for 40 years on the bizarre history of this endtime craze which is anti-Jewish, anti-Catholic and anti- just about everyone else! MacPherson is the "Pretrib Rapture Answerman" who has researched throughout Britain and aired so much rapturesque "dirty linen" that he's found behind the scenes (clever revisionism of early 19th century documents, rampant plagiarism, phony doctorates, Swaggart-type scandals etc.) that he is now No. 1 on the hate lists of the leading "rapture" money-changers! As everyone's black, dust-covered book says, "There is nothing hidden that won't be revealed...." (PS: Google "Pretrib Hypocrisy" for stun gun shocks about the Assemblies of God with whom there's a Sarah Palin connection!)

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