Friday, April 3, 2015

Christ crucified, Thomas Eakins, 1880

He was a man who came to show the way.
It never was for him an easy task.
Sadly, politicians of His day
Cruelly sought His death. They’d never ask
Revealing questions in pursuit of Truth.
Undermining good they sought to hold
Crookedly to Power. Their uncouth
Initiatives to godliness were cold.
Freedom from corruption causes fear
In those who by coercion seek to rule.
Xiphoid, ego kills what should endear,
Instead of letting Self die to renewal.
On tiptoe oft we creep and hold our breath,
Not challenging the ones who cause His death.

~ FreeThinke - The Sandpiper, Spring, 1995


Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?


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    1. Not yet, please. We are supposed to reserve that for Sunday, the day of Resurrection.

      By the way, it's spelled two ways in English -- HALLELUJAH! –– and –– ALLELUIA!

      Were you by any chance making a clever pun on HALAL –– the prescribed dietary practices of Muslims?

    2. It was just s play on words, something that YOU do often , so why are you so %^%£¥%# about it?

    3. Just making a polite inquiry, Anon. and following my usual custom of attempting always to clarify what's being said.

  2. "Politicians of his day"?

    Is that a euphemism for the Semites of his day?

    Most people would say the Romans of his day, but I believe they'd be wrong.

    1. The Scribes and Pharisees –– corrupt Jewish Leaders in the ancient world –– arrogant, legalistic, falsely pious, self-serving, authoritarian hypocrites who embodied the Fatal Flaw in Jewish beliefs and customs –– the Primary Reason why the Jews have attracted –– and still attract –– suspicion, contempt and persecution.

      The Jews did not crucify Jesus, but they did nothing to stop it from happening.

    2. And what is the "Fatal Flaw?"


    3. FT, I realize that the Jews did not to the ultimate deed it was Pilate and the Romans. But it was their constant carping and vilification and prodding that led to the ultimate deed being done.

      I may have been too kind in saying that Jesus would be called a self-hating Jew today: The Talmud teaches that Jesus Christ was illegitimate and was conceived during menstruation; that he had the soul of Esau; that he was a fool, a conjurer, a seducer; that he was crucified, buried in hell and set up as an idol ever since by his followers.

    4. A house of worship and political power is a deadly mix. It is not only the death of our Lord which proves this statement.

    5. Today, somehow some way, political power and religion have become a deadly mix. The media demonizes the religion and acts of Muslims (at least acts attributed to them) attempting to manipulate the thinking and actions of the masses. This is occurring in many Western countries and particularly in America. Many people read into this political religious mix an unique prophecy understood from biblical religious teachings that becomes a fulfillment of end times religious prophecy — a unique and deadly mix of politics and religion, IMO.

      And Israel itself promotes the idea that its creation, though a unique political act, is rather a fulfillment of religious prophecy—another deadly mix of religion and politics readily embraced by too many.

    6. I am anything but a Talmudic scholar, Waylon, but I've been given to understand that the Jews who wrote these libelous anti-Christian slurs basically condemn themselves –– and their people by extension –– with their own words.

      That said I abhor the notion all too prevalent in ages past that the Jews deserve to be persecuted and treated contemptuously because of their refusal to accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah –– or even to treat Him with any notable degree of respect. It is not up to US to administer God's Law. That is HIS job and HIS alone.

      To try to answer Jersey's question as simply as possible the Fatal Flaw –– as I understand it –– lies in this Rejection, which, if you believe the Scriptures, has put the Jews at odds with the vast majority for countess centuries –– they have deliberately chosen to swim upstream, as it were.

      From a theological standpoint the Jews have persisted in defying the very God who presumably revealed Himself to them exclusively. If that is true, how could they not help but suffer as they have done for thousands of years?

      You may not want to believe it, but I assure you NO ONE can get away with defying Almighty God and not bring suffering, misery and deprivation down on his head sooner ot later.

      This is not GOD punishing MAN, but rather MAN punishing HIMSELF by denying or defying God's commands.

      AOW, I agree about the toxicity of any sort of THEOCRACY. The reason it invariably proves deadly lies in the assumption by mere mortals of a right and a duty to administer DIVINE Law. This was the heinous sin of the Pharisees and the Sadducees -- and of all fanatics since who have had the arrogance to equate THEMSELVES with GOD.

    7. FT, from my understanding Talmudic Scholars may be a rare breed, indeed, but I suppose there would be an esoteric group of rabbis that would qualify as such. I merely wanted to show that beneath the superficialities of some Semites lurks a deep visceral hatred of a group—so-called Christians—that are deemed to be beneath the contempt of these supercilious Semites.

  3. What ultimately led to his crucifixion? His words and actions in the Temple did upset the "Money lenders" of his day. Today he's likely to be labeled "a self-hating Jew" by the opinion leaders of the media.

    And the United States of America with four Presidents assassinated in its history to the present, do any or all of those assassinated Presidents have have something in common with the crucifixion of Jesus, such as "upsetting the money lenders" of their day?

  4. Who caused the death of our Lorrd?

    The devil did -- because Jesus said to the Pharisees and Saducees: "Ye are of your father, the devil." Those two groups led their own people away from the Truth.

    In a greater sense, we sinners caused the death of our Savior. But He was ready and willing to be the propitiation for our sins. The depth of His love! Therefore, it is indeed Good Friday -- the day that God most expressed His love for us -- lowly and undeserving creatures.

    1. That is exactly why acrostic sonnet in His Crucifixion uses these words:

      Freedom from corruption causes fear
      In those who by coercion seek to rule.
      Xiphoid, ego kills what should endear,
      Instead of letting Self die to renewal.
      On tiptoe oft we creep and hold our breath,
      Not challenging the ones who cause His death

  5. Another example of Semitic hatred expressed concisely by the Pop-Cult Hollywood moguls regarding some of their big screen triumphs spewing their sewage which is so readily lapped up by the most gullible of the Goyim and what the moguls regard as "Kosher Porn".

    It's worth noting the progressive demonizing of the stereotypical evil Nazi conveniently expands to the demonization of all Germans and eventually to all of a particular race, in this case the white race. They speak directly about Quentin Tarantino and his valuable contributions to their cause, especially the cause of the Semitic haters, the Weinsteins (Harvey and Bob).

    The horror-movie director Eli Roth—his film Hostel is the most repulsively violent movie I’ve ever seen twice—plays a Basterd known as the “Bear Jew,” whose specialty is braining Germans with a baseball bat. Roth told me recently that Inglourious Basterds falls into a subgenre he calls “kosher porn.”

    “It’s almost a deep sexual satisfaction of wanting to beat Nazis to death, an orgasmic feeling,” Roth said. “My character gets to beat Nazis to death. That’s something I could watch all day. My parents are very strong about Holocaust education. My grandparents got out of Poland and Russia and Austria, but their relatives did not.”

    Tarantino’s producer, Lawrence Bender, says that after reading the first draft of Inglourious Basterds, he told Tarantino, “As your producing partner, I thank you, and as a member of the Jewish tribe, I thank you, motherfucker, because this movie is a fucking Jewish wet dream.” Harvey and Bob Weinstein, the film’s executive producers, also reportedly enjoyed the film’s theme of Jewish revenge.

    Tarantino told me he has received only positive reactions from his Jewish friends. “The Jewish males that I’ve known since I’ve been writing the film and telling them about it, they’ve just been, ‘Man, I can’t fucking wait for this fucking movie!’” he told me. “And they tell their dads, and they’re like, ‘I want to see that movie!’”

    1. There's No Business like SHOA Business!

    2. "It's worth noting" what???

      You know, I believe it is permitted to take your meds on Good Friday.


    3. Did you react emotionally to the word "progressive"? I was using it in the sense of its actual meaning outside of the political one which you blindly embrace—as a step by step forward movement to some identified end.

      Politically the real meaning is stolen to pretend that moving step by step forward to an ever expanding state presence in all human interactions is desired progress ... but only in the fevered emotions of irrational left.

  6. Hollywood has obviously devolved over the years from Louis B. Mayer whose movies held to standards of his: "I worship good women, honorable men and saintly mothers."

    Today we have the Weinsteins: "this movie is a fucking Jewish wet dream."

    1. Yes, Waylon, but the odd thing about all that is that Louis B. Mayer, himself, -- and ALL the original Hollywood moguls were Jews.

      There may be no simple explanation for what has befallen Western Civ.

      At any rate, I am NOT in favor of persecuting Jews at ALL, but I DO think it's long pst time time they accepted at least SOME responsibility for the terrible things they've had to deal with. If course most would call, me an "anti-Semite" for having that opinion, but I call myself a REALIST.

      The penchant ALL human beings have for hating and fearing "The Other" reflexively should be discouraged at every turn, but NOT to the point of capitulation to would-be tyrants.

    2. Charleston BlackbottomApril 4, 2015 at 8:27 AM

      The penchant ALL human beings have for hating and fearing "The Other" reflexively should be discouraged at every turn,...

      Absolutely and a hearty Amen to that FT.

      To err is human, to forgive divine.

    3. FT, condemning ALL of any race or group JUST BECAUSE they happen to belong to that specific classification is not only wrong it's outright evil. There are evident differences in character expressed in the types of movies that Louis B. Mayer was involved with as opposed to those of the current faction of Hollywood moguls like the Weinsteins.

      One could note the article cited above from The Atlantic was written by Jeffrey Goldberg, so it it wasn't for his revealing article how else would it have been brought to public attention—he's Jewish. And he seems to be an honest journalist, at least here:

      "My ambivalence about some of the excesses of Inglourious Basterds fully emerged only in the days after our conversation. I had met Tarantino less than 24 hours after I first saw the film. When I came out of the screening room the night before our interview, I was so hopped up on righteous Jewish violence that I was almost ready to settle the West Bank—and possibly the East Bank. But when my blood cooled, I began to think about the morality of kosher porn in the context of current Middle East politics. Some of this was informed by my own experience in the Israeli army, in which I saw my fellow Jewish soldiers do moral things—such as risking their lives to prevent the murder of innocent Jews—as well as immoral things, like beating the hell out of Palestinians because they could.

      When Tarantino asked me how I thought his film would be received in Israel—he’s visiting for the first time this summer, to promote the film—I told him that Israelis, who have actual experience with physical power (in a way that most Jews over the course of the past 2,000 years did not), might not take to the film in the way that many of their American cousins might. Some Israeli liberals, including the country’s many filmmakers, might not like his movie very much at all.

      Lawrence Bender, Tarantino’s loyal producer, is one of Hollywood’s more famous liberals—he produced the Al Gore climate-change film, An Inconvenient Truth, and he is on the board of the Israel Policy Forum, a left-leaning pro-Israel group. Bender told me he could not view Inglourious Basterds without remembering his own experience with schoolyard anti-Semitism. “I was taunted and thrown into lockers, and I’ve never forgotten it.”

      Lawrence Bender seems to hold a festering hatred which he attributes to being bullied as a kid, by the Goyim, I guess. And Bender seems to be politically motivated and driven.

    4. Waylon,
      You typed in: FT, condemning ALL of any race or group JUST BECAUSE they happen to belong to that specific classification is not only wrong it's outright evil.

      I don't believe that FT is evil. But I cannot argue with the rest of the above statement.

      One could note the article cited above from The Atlantic was written by Jeffrey Goldberg, so it it wasn't for his revealing article how else would it have been brought to public attention—he's Jewish. And he seems to be an honest journalist, at least here:

      Excellent point, Waylon.

    5. AOW, I think you may have misread Waylon's motives in writing that to me. He was responding to a similar statement I made above that was all.

      Meanwhile, I hope you and your husband have a joyful Easter Sunday tomorrow. I am busy with company for the next full week, so I will only be able to pop into the blogosphere from time to time.

    6. FT,

      We don't have company, but I, too, am not dedicating much time to the blogosphere right now. Papers to grade!

      Have a wonderful Eater Sunday.

    7. A wonderful EATER SUNDAY, eh? ;-)

      That must have been a Freudian Typo, AOW, because that is EXACTLY what we are in fact enjoying. We just returned from a wonderful breakfast.

      My guests have gone to church, but I have stayed home to observe the occasion in a private, more solemn fashion.

      Early this evening we have reservations at a fine place overlooking the marina, and will enjoy yet-another superior meal "out." My days of preparing great holiday feasts at home appear to be over. Most people are so fussy about what they will and will not eat these days it's impossible to cook for a group and not run afoul of someone's doctor-ordered dietary restrictions. I suppose the condition comes with age, but I think it's a shame that anyone succumbs to its strictures on Feast Days and High Holy Days.

      I'm afraid this is what happens to those who have no genuine faith in a God of Love.

    8. FT,
      That must have been a Freudian Typo

      The iPad again!

    9. FT,
      Speaking of food...

      I cooked our Easter dinner on Saturday: roasted chicken with all the trimmings (except dessert).

      Easter Sunday is a day for rest and meditation -- not for slaving away in the kitchen.



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