Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thom Hartmann 's Commentary On Protesters Mocking Man With Parkinson's Disease & "The Young Turks" Take on Documentary "Waiting For Armageddon"

Michelle Bachmann freaking out over "Deem And Pass" yet Republicans used it 35 times in one session under George Bush.

Anyway here's Thom Hartmann commentary on Michelle Bachmann freaking out over Deem & Pass as was Fox News in their interview of President obama- but it seems they don't know their own history as in one session in Congress under Bush the house chairman used Deem & Pass 35 Times. Of course most Republicans or Conservatives are not going to admit this and share with their constituency IE the Tea Party & Patriot Groups. Like WMDS their version which they believe is the only one that matters in which they say the US troops found WMDs or they were removed from Iraq by Saddam.

Man with parkinson's Disease heckled and shamed & shouted at by the Good Christians who belong to the Tea Party and those out to stop Health Care Reform . They are against health Care Reform because it would hurt the Insurance companies who made record profits last year and canceled insurance policies for another two million people and because Health Care they say is not a right but a privilege of the well to do. If they give all this stuff to poor people or Middle Class people then Health Care is no longer a luxury. They seem to also be saying that by not reforming Health Care because it is a good thing for society and Western Civilization because it thins out the population and disease is able to do what it is naturally meant to do and that is kill off the poor and the unworthy basically it is a cull to get rid of the weak so that more of the strong survive. HMM sounds like 19th century Social Darwinism. Of course life according to Conservatives and their propagandists like Glenn Beck believe life is supposed to be "nasty, brutish and short"-would he say this if he were poor? Odd they would borrow their ideology in part though erroneously from Darwin, and Rousseau & Machiavelli & Leo Strauss & Bill Kristol .

As Ann Coulter with her rock hard heart would say its unfair to make Conservatives have to confront the very people who are suffering because of inadequate health care in the United States. And yet she and others will use some vet who's crippled to boost her side as long as the Vet in question tows the Neoconservative Superduper Fanatical Unthinking Patriotism.

The Good. The Bad. And the very very ugly. March 17, 2010

And here's a great synopsis and film review of the newest documentary on Evangelical Christian Fundamentalist who buy into the End Times Armageddon, rapture. anti-Christ hysteria. Note not all Christians not even all Evangelical Christians have adopted this "Dispensalionist Theology/ Eschatology ". See for instance : Christian belief systems Competing theories of eschatology,end times, and millennialism at Religious & *endnote.
TYT Review - Documentary " Waiting For Armageddon", Scary Documentary

End Notes:

For an intro to Christian Eschatology seeChristian belief systems Competing theories of eschatology,end times, and millennialism at Religious


Eschatology is a Christian term that means the study of the end of history from a religious perspective. Probably more obscure theological text has been written on this topic than on any other belief in Christendom.

The Bible contains many prophecies about the future. The Christian Scriptures (New Testament) in particular talks extensively about the return of Jesus Christ to this earth. 1 This is usually called his "second coming," or "parousia." The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24, is devoted to this topic, as is much of the book of Revelation, and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. A literal interpretation of the Bible shows that four important events are predicted:
The Millennium: Revelation describes an important interval lasting for 1000 years when Christ rules. 1 This is a golden era; a time of universal peace. The concept was first proposed by the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism.
The Tribulation: This is a 7 year interval when a world religious-political leader called the Antichrist takes power.

Armageddon is a terrible war provoked by the Antichrist. Most people on earth will die. God's anger, hatred, and wrath are poured out over mankind and the earth at this time. A series of violent events as prophesied in Daniel 9, Matthew 24, and Revelation 4-19 will occur.
The Rapture: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 describes a miraculous event when Christ will descend from the heavens towards the Earth. Many conservative Protestants believe that faithful "born again" Christians who have previously died will be resurrected, rise from their graves, and ascend to meet Jesus in the sky. Immediately afterwards, "born again" Christians who had not died will also ascend into the air. They will abandon cars, airplanes, factory jobs, homes, families, friends etc. Since the vast majority of humans are not "born again," most people will remain behind on earth. More details on the rapture.

Unfortunately, this and various other Biblical passages predicting the future are ambiguous. The events themselves are open to many interpretations. There is no clear indication of either their timing or sequence. Some Christians believe that "millennium" does not mean a time interval of exactly 1,000 years. Rather it refers to a long interval of time. Some Christians interpret events mentioned in the Christian Scriptures as descriptions of real happenings in our future; others interpret them symbolically and/or as events that have already occurred.

This leaves the passages open to many conflicting beliefs about the end times. A lot of intra-denominational and inter-denominational strife has resulted from disagreements about end time prophecy. For example, the Roman Catholic Church and most mainline and liberal denominations do not have expectation that a Rapture will occur in the way anticipated by many fundamentalist and other evangelical faith groups.

End times beliefs among Protestants:

Various Protestant denominations and para-church organizations promote one of six main systems of prophecy concerning the "end times"
bullet Historical Premillennialism: This belief was held by a large percentage of Christians "during the first three centuries of the Christian era, and is found in the works of Papias, Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Methodius, Commodianus, and Lactanitus." 2 The Antichrist first appears on earth and the seven year Tribulation begins. Next comes the Rapture. Christ and his Church return to earth to rule for a Millennium. The faithful will spend eternity in the New Jerusalem. It is a gigantic cubical structure, some 1,380 miles height, width and depth, which will have descended to Earth. New Jerusalem is a.k.a. Celestial city, City of God, Heavenly Jerusalem, Holy city, Shining City on a Hill, Tabernacle of God, Zion, etc. The forces of evil will have been conquered. The faithful will live during this thousand years of peace in Jerusalem, while occupying spiritual bodies. After this period, all people are judged.

Christianity became the official religion of Rome in the fourth century CE. Premillennialism was declared a heresy at the Council of Ephesus (431). Amillennialism soon became the prevailing doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church and premillennialism was suppressed.

Dispensational Premillennialism: (a.k.a. Dispensationalism) Premillennialism, declared a heresy in ancient times, was reintroduced circa 1830. Most people credit John N. Darby with its resurrection. He was a minister of the Church of Ireland, a denomination in the Anglican communion, and the founder of the Plymouth Brethren. However, author Dave MacPherson claims that British pastor Edward Irving was the actual person responsible, and that a conspiracy was organized to give Darby the credit. 14 Premillenialism received general acceptance by most Fundamentalists and other Evangelical Christians after the publishing of the Scofield Reference Bible in 1909. As in Historic Premillennialism, the Tribulation is believed to precede the second coming of Christ, and the subsequent establishment of the millennial kingdom -- a thousand-year golden age on Earth. The Final Judgment follows the millennium. But, theologians are divided over the timing of the Rapture. Many Premillennialists search world events and signs in the heavens for some indication of the Tribulation, which they anticipate will arrive at any time.

also see for example: Endtimes at

7. Israel restored and the Temple Rebuilt Daniel’s 70th Week

Verse: Daniel 9:27

27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate."

... Red Heifer

In the Numbers 19 God gave Israel a method of cleansing the defiled. The procedure is to take ashes from a burned Red Heifer and combine them with water and perform a cleansing ceremony. This would be the procedure to cleanse the Temple Mount once construction of the Temple was completed or started.

To date a Red Heifer has not been found that is considered suitable by Rabbis for the cleansing. Several have come close but a perfect Red Heifer has not been found. The possibility also exists that If there were a perfect Red Heifer its existence would be kept secret. In Texas there are ranchers who are selectively breeding cattle to bring about the birth of a perfect Red Heifer.

Numbers 19

1Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2“This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come. 3You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, that he may take it outside the camp, and it shall be slaughtered before him; 4and Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood seven times directly in front of the tabernacle of meeting. 5Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight: its hide, its flesh, its blood, and its offal shall be burned. 6And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and cast them into the midst of the fire burning the heifer. sin.

The lack of a Red Heifer or at least a reported one tells us the Third Temple might be still in the distant future.

and so it goes,

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