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Neo- Christians: The Cult of Christofascsism

Thursday, May 17 2007 @ 03:11 PM CDT

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by eileen fleming

As neo-cons are NOT true conservatives, any Christian who does NOT follow the philosophy, ethics and morals of Jesus; Are NOT Christians; They are neo-Christians.

The fastest growing cult in the U.S.A. is the cult of Christian Zionism; a POLITICALLY driven and militant fundamentalism, known also as Christofacism.

Jesus Christ/JC was NEVER even a Christian: that term was not even coined until three decades after he walked the earth. The early lovers of JC, were called followers of THE WAY;

THE WAY being what he taught; his PHILOSOPHY, ethics and morals.

Thomas Jefferson weeded out the miracle stories from the gospels and clarified the teachings of Christ in

The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

Be just: justice comes from virtue which comes from the heart.
Treat people the way we want to be treated.
Always work for PEACEFUL resolutions, even to the point of returning violence with COMPASSION.
Consider valuable the things that have no material value.
Do not judge others.
Do not bear grudges.
Be modest and unpretentious.
Give out of true generosity, not because we expect to be repaid.
Being true to ones self is more important than being loyal to ones family and those who think they know the most are the most ignorant......
JC was born, lived and died under OCCUPATION and everything he said was political.

JC, while never a Christian, was most certainly a social justice, radical revolutionary Palestinian devout Jewish road warrior who ROSE UP/INTIFADA against the corrupt Temple and challenged the job security of the high priests by teaching the people they did not have to pay the high priests for ritual baths and sacrificing livestock to be OK with God: for God loved them just as they were: sinners, outcasts, poor, oppressed, widows, orphans, prisoners, refugees enduring under Occupation.

What got JC crucified is that he disturbed the status quo of the Roman Occupying Forces by teaching such subversive concepts as the sinners, outcasts, poor, oppressed, widows, orphans, prisoners and refugees enduring under Occupation were loved by God, and that Cesar only had power: because God allowed it.

One of the most insidious neo-Christians of the 21st century and defilers of what Jesus was all about is John Hagee.

Last year Hagee launched CUFI/ Christians United For Israel, the "Christian AIPAC" which is a fundamentalist organization focused on providing financial and political support to Israel.

Hagee and his minions view the modern state of Israel as the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, by weaving together disparate scripture in a literal and delusional way. They lust for nuclear war in the heretical hope that Jesus/AKA THE PRINCE OF PEACE will return-snatch them all away/rapture; and then all those who did not believe in their small vengeful god, will be 'left behind' to suffer the torments of hell on earth.

This is NOT at all what JC preached!

About two weeks ago in Jacksonville, Florida, Hagee mesmerized about 3,500 cheering, Bible-thumping blind, deaf and cold hearted neo-Christians who were ecstatic at the thought of a nuclear war.

The following is excerpted from an article published in the
The Times-Union, By JEFF BRUMLEY,

"We must act out against Iran before it becomes a nuclear Holocaust," Hagee said to roaring applause, "and I hope and pray there's enough courage in Washington to do the job."

He repeatedly quoted biblical passages, including a verse in which God says he will bless those who support Israel and curse those who oppose it.
"If a line has to be drawn in America, draw it around Christians and Jews because we are one," Hagee said.

The gathering was a fundraiser designed to generate aid for an Israeli town that has suffered recent rocket attacks. At least $65,000 was raised in the collection, church spokeswoman Melodee Nobles said.

That concern for an Israeli town, coupled with a lack of concern for communities in Palestine or Lebanon, is upsetting to many from the region, said Sam Farhat, a Palestinian Christian and Jacksonville businessman, who affirmed:

"Hagee and his followers aren't true Christians because their hearts go out only to Israel...They have no empathy for the humanity of others."

Farhat is most correct, and the Times-Union did NOT do its job and research and report on why Hagee and his followers aren't true Christians.

So I will.

The heretical theology of Hagee is best understood in the universally accepted definition of Christian Zionism, which is a POLITICALLY driven extremist movement amongst fundamentally minded Christians. These limited thinkers believe that the State of Israel should take control of all of the land currently disputed between Palestinians and Israelis. They believe Israel is a geographical location and that God was in the real estate business.

They also conveniently neglect to comprehend the history of Genesis 12:3 which they quote adnauseum:

"I will make you a great nation and I will bless you. I will bless those who bless you, and who ever curse you I will curse."

This promise from God to Abraham, was issued BEFORE the birth of Abraham's first son; Ishmael, the father of the Arab nation.

But these neo-Christians threw that baby out with the bath water and also skip over the fact that Abraham banished his first born son and his mother to perish in the wilderness, but that:

God has heard the boy [Ishmael] crying [and told his mother Hagar] 'Lift him up and take him by the hand for I will make him into a great nation'...God was with the boy. -Genesis 21:17, 18, 20.

These neo-Christians also ignore the fact that the first mention of Israel in the Hebrew scriptures/Old Testament was when Jacob was renamed Israel for having wrestled, struggled and then clinged to The Divine Being.

So, my understanding of Israel is anyone and everyone who struggles, wrestles and clings to God is Israel, thus, Israel is NOT just a geographical location.

The real danger to the USA and the world is that these fundamentalist neo-Christians espouse and embrace the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism, and are a politically driven detriment to a just peace within Palestine and Israel.

These neo-Christian's worldview is identified with the ideology of empire, colonialism and militarism. The gospel Jesus preached was of Gods love and mercy for all; NOT just for some!

But these militant neo-Christian fundamentalists believe that God fights on the side of the state of Israel, when God has always been on the side of the poor, oppressed and outcasts.

These militant neo-Christian fundamentalists call for the unqualified support for the most extreme political positions related to the Holy Land, and not for peace and justice!

They have even attributed Hurricane Katrina to God’s wrath over America's failure to stop Israel from pulling out of Gaza and that Sharon's stroke was a punishment from God.

The reality is that the aftermath of the 2005 "disengagement," has resulted in 50 percent more illegal West Bank settle than had even been evacuated. The Israeli government never stopped controlling all access to Gaza by land, sea, and air. The 'disengagement' was nothing more than a temporary redeployment of troops and Gaza is an open air prison.

Another fact the neo-Christians ignore is that USA Taxpayers provide 1.5 million dollars per mile, to build The Wall, which the International Court of Justice has deemed illegal and must come down.

Neo-Christians are well organized and their flooding of the White House switchboard was most instrumental in getting Bush to drop the Road Map, which promised Palestinians statehood in 2005.

Neo-Christians consistently oppose any moves towards a solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict which would validate the political aspirations of both sides.

This is a HUGE problem for America, Israel Palestine and the entire world!

The fastest growing cult in the USA is the cult Hagee leads.

Approximately 25 million U.S. Christians believe in the simple answers of fundamentalism and that God meant blessings to be political power and military might!

The popularity of the putrid escapist fiction of the LEFT BEHIND series which is being accepted as literal fact by good but very ignorant Christians coupled with an Israel-fixated media, that stereotypes Palestinians pursuit of freedom from occupation as blanket terrorism and spins with Orwellian logic that the illegal colonies/settlements are neighborhoods!

All this fuels the fire of my Irish ire to DO SOMETHING, as this committed Christian of The Beatitudes clings to the rock solid promise Jesus made in his Sermon on The Mount:


I do not get much encouragement from USA Christians on my mission from God[Jake Blues/John Belushi] but I do from 21st century Jewish prophets such as Dr. Mark Braverman

"To our Christian sisters and brothers I say – do not, out of a sense of guilt for anti-Semitism, give the Jewish people a free pass. Do not confuse anti-Semitism with critique of Israel, and in so doing fail to hold Jews accountable for our choices and our actions, as members of the human community, as individuals, and as a nation state -- especially as a nation state. To make this mistake, to allow yourselves to be – I will use the word – bullied by the threat of the charge of anti-Semitism, is to commit a pernicious fallacy."Dr. Mark Braverman, a member of Jewish Voices for Peace who serves on the Boards of Partners for Peace and the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace /© 2007 mbraverman@bravermangroup.com

eileen fleming, reporter and editor WeAreWideAwake.org, Author KEEP HOPE ALIVE and MEMOIRS OF A NICE IRISH-AMERICAN 'GIRL'S' LIFE IN OCCUPIED TERRITORY


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