Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Palin Doctrine - Bring About the Rapture

Since 9/11 George W. Bush has been plain about the fact that he is driven by a higher power. Not only did he famously tell Bob Woodward that he consulted a "higher Father" before going to war in Iraq, but he also told the Prime Minister of Palestine that God himself told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nabil Shaath says: "President Bush said to all of us: 'I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, "George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan." And I did, and then God would tell me, "George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq …" And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, "Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East." And by God I'm gonna do it.'"

The 28% of the nation responsible who still holds W. in high regard are undoubtedly the ones who believe that George W. Bush will be heralded by history as the man who fired the first shot in the Final Crusade against Islam that would be necessary for the return of the Messiah - Jesus Christ. Based on the apocalyptic nature of the faith she has followed her entire life, there is a very significant likelihood that this is the plan that Sarah Palin was talking about when she said, "Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God. There is a plan and it is God's plan."

That is to say, she was not talking about God's plan as a euphemism for destiny. She was talking about the plan that is spelled out in a literal interpretation of the Bible, which includes the many unfortunate things that has to happen before Jesus will return to deliver the Rapture.

Key among these is that the Jews must be allowed to build their Third Temple on the exact site of the original - King Solomon's Temple, which was built 1,000 years before the birth of Christ. Unfortunately, this particular bit of real estate is currently the home of both the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, which are Islam's third holiest site and oldest Islamic building in the world, respectively. Needless to say, the Muslim faith would have to be completely defeated once and for all before they would ever let these two important structures be razed in preparation of the construction of the Jewish Third Temple.

Of course, there are other chores to complete until the Palin Doctrine can be established atop the already broad foundation of unfettered aggression laid by the Bush Doctrine. For example, a Mississippi rancher named Clyde Lodt is currently working on breeding the perfect red heifers that will be required for sacrifice as dictated in the Old Testament (Numbers 19:2). A google search will reveal a great many enthusiastic supporters for the rebuilding of this temple and all that it implies, some even with such breathless promises as "The fruit of the Rapture is waiting for you" and "Utopia at last".

Sam Harris best describes the threat of the Palin presidency in the Sept 29 issue of Newsweek, (published online on September 20 and sent to me by the Lobot on September 21):

In the churches where Palin has worshiped for decades, parishioners enjoy "baptism in the Holy Spirit," "miraculous healings" and "the gift of tongues." Invariably, they offer astonishingly irrational accounts of this behavior and of its significance for the entire cosmos. Palin's spiritual colleagues describe themselves as part of "the final generation," engaged in "spiritual warfare" to purge the earth of "demonic strongholds." Palin has spent her entire adult life immersed in this apocalyptic hysteria. Ask yourself: Is it a good idea to place the most powerful military on earth at her disposal? Do we actually want our leaders thinking about the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy when it comes time to say to the Iranians, or to the North Koreans, or to the Pakistanis, or to the Russians or to the Chinese: "All options remain on the table"?
It would be lunacy to put this woman in the position where a single fundamentalist Christian zealot who is willing to be a martyr can "clear the path" for her to assume the presidency of the United States of America where she could either launch the predestined nuclear war or take who knows what other civilization-destroying actions in preparation for the times spelled out in the Book of Revelations.

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