Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Jim Wallis Points To Evangelical's Disappointment

Evangelicals In Quandary Over Obama Win
By Rich Waifman for CPW News Services

     According to Washington’s expert on Evangelical Christians, Jim Wallis, American evangelical Christians are in a tight spot with respect to Obama’s re-election.   Wallis writes:
“Religious right leaders like Ralph Reed, Franklin Graham and Tony Perkins did everything they could to turn evangelicals to Romney, especially in the final run-up to the election. Their efforts to turn concerns about abortion and gay marriage into partisan arguments for a Republican victory -- and to threaten dangerous consequences of a Democratic win -- were, by their own estimates, the most extensive ever. But they failed and didn't change the outcome of the election.”
     It was widely reported that Franklin Graham's website removed Mormonism from its list of cults in order promote wider acceptability of the Mormon Church.  This was in spite of the fact that Graham has historically renounced the Book of Mormon which is rejected among most mainline and non-denominational evangelicals. 

     According to Rev. Theo Culloden Fruzen of the Church of Relevant Evangelism “we now live in a post-evangelical age.  It is here that Christianity finds its real testing ground.  Christianity and power have a hard time mixing well.  Consider Christianity’s founder.  He would not have made a great CEO of Bain Capital and while Mormonism is quaintly reminiscent of Old Testament patriarchs with multiple wives, evangelicals have, along with Roman Catholics, a very difficult time believing that Jesus had one wife let alone multiple wives....regardless of Coptic papyri presented by Harvard Divinity School's Karen L. King or Ron Brown's The Da Vinci Code.  Jesus would not have been a fine army general nor navy admiral.  Several years ago the U.S. Navy proposed naming an atomic attack submarine after Jesus, the Corpus Christi or 'Body of Christ', but that would never have been Jesus’ choice.   The U.S. Navy changed its mind after a public outcry from non-evangelical Christians who believed that the sub was an underwater phallic symbol and could in no way be claimed to look like the sacred ixthus, though some held up a model of the sub noting it could be construed as a cross for a Jesus with stubby arms," said Fruzen.

    "Jesus was more about beating swords into plowshares.  Sure, he told Peter that one sword was enough, but we have a hard time believing that one missile is enough, or one drone, or one anything.  Remember all those hydrogen bombs of the Cold War?  More is better, especially when you feel threatened or entitle to some other geographic area’s dwindling natural resources.  Ralph Reed is irrelevant, well, except back when he was helping Jack Abramoff make money through the Native American Indian's casino operations, but it's  Franklin Graham who, thanks to his father,  is saddled with upholding the history of post  WWII’s marriage of Christianity to the U.S. military power elites of the Military Industrialist Complex," said Fruzen.
     Fruzen believes that we see the really significant marriage between U.S. power and Christianity not with Henry Luce’s Time and Life Magazine's “pumping Billy Graham”, but in the action of General Dwight D. Eisenhower who warned against the possibility of misadventure while blessing the very thing that had provided him and the war lords of Germany, Italy, Japan and other nations such a good living....well, those that won, anyway," said Fruzen.
    “Yes, it was Eisenhower who was baptized into the Christian faith at National Presbyterian Church and put ‘In God We Trust’ on the U.S. currency.  National Presbyterian Church was formerly Washington D.C.'s First Covenant Presbyterian Church.    First Presbyterian Church merged with Covenant Presbyterian to become First Covenant Presbyterian.  Did that make the church a synagogue, since Jesus was the Lord of the Second or New Covenant as Winsip Custer has explained in his article Was Dwight D. Eisenhower Jewish?  I don’t know, but no doubt to erase the confusion the church changed its name again to National Presbyterian Church kind of like the Anglican's National Cathedral where on the parapets are symbolic gargoyles including one of the mythic head of the Star Wars stories' Evil Empire, Darth Vader.  You can't make this stuff up!   It sure shows that Billy Graham was riding on the wave of victory provided by the  U.S. win during the war thanks in no small part to combined efforts of two Jews who begged the world not to use their work for evil….Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer.   Of course, the way the U.S. evangelicals and oil cartel power elites threatened by fear that peaceful nuclear energy along the lines of the programs now run by France would kill their power plants branded Oppenheimer as a national security threat. Oppenheimer's peaceful stance and how he was treated is a sad chapter in U.S. history and a national disgrace unbecoming of a world power that chose to  really follow Odin, the Norse god of war, under the guise of really trusting in the deity of the Judeo-Christian Bible.   I have taken the track that if Billy Graham and Dwight Eisenhower can silently go along with the marriage of the church to the misadventures of  a nutty Dr. Strangelove like Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb, the bigger bomb that Einstein and Oppenheimer whose coattails the lesser Teller rode, preferred not to construct, then gay marriage is a fly-speck blip in comparison.   But, of course I don't do marriages in my church.  Did Jesus do any marriages?  Weddings?  He went to them as something of a caterer and bar tender, but Jesus doing one is another matter. I can't find a single one.  I leave that to the public square and to the civil magistrates while I party hearty like Jesus.   Nor do I favor the Catholic Church’s imposition of aberrant human behavior on altar boys, the prohibition against birth control, nor many Evangelical Christian’s prohibition against abortion in all cases,” said Fruzen noting the death in Ireland of an Indian woman who seventeen weeks pregnant was refused by Irish doctors an abortion that could have save her life.

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