“The Devil lurks behind the cross.” -- anonymous.
Earlier this year, when the Catholic sex scandals were back in the news, the Catholic church’s chief exorcist, Gabriele Amorth, said that the Devil has infiltrated the Vatican.
It’s no surprise that the Devil covets all things on earth that belong to Jesus. Nor does he confine himself to churches. I’ve been listening to WTBN ‘Christian’ radio on and off for two years, and in that time the amount of actual Christian programming about the real Jesus seems to have decreased significantly. Now when I tune in WTBN I am more likely to hear some foaming conservative blabbermouth spouting wicked right wing talking points rather than anything about Jesus Christ (who is liberal, by the way. Get a dictionary and look the word up. Here, I’ll do it for you.)
Liberal, adj. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry; marked by generosity.
This past election cycle the voices of WTBN endorsed the Republican candidates, implying, by virtue of being ‘Christian’ radio, that doing so was casting a righteous vote. I don’t understand how they draw their conclusions.
Hypothetical Christian Agenda
Assisting the poor
Housing the homeless
Feeding the hungry
Educating all children
Providing health care to everyone
Very Real Republican Agenda
Tax cuts for the wealthy
Shut down the government
The devil was a murderer…and a liar. John 8:44. Republicans are murderers and liars too. They spouted a pack of lies to justify launching two unnecessary wars. They claimed to be fiscally conservative while wrecking the economy with their reckless policies. They scream at Democrats about the national deficit, yet Republican presidents and congresses CREATED the deficit. They say tax cuts for the wealthy stimulate the economy. Howso? Unemployment has more than doubled since those tax cuts were first implemented nine years ago. Many Republicans call themselves Christians but are not, because they are liars, because they are of their father, the Devil. It goes on and on and on. There’s pretty much one sure way to determine if a Republican politician is lying: their lips are moving.
Yet these are the politicians WTBN endorses every election cycle, in the name of Christ.
So, the same WTBN who casts its votes for devils; that had a sponsor who declared gold is king; whose ‘Christian’ website, the unholy, hate-spewing, lying propaganda outlet townhall.com, which, among other nasties, once peddled a tee shirt emblazoned: I’D RATHER BE WATERBOARDING; whose hosts interview nazi consorters and call them ‘blessed with insight,’ and white supremacists and call them ‘historians,’ now have taken up a new cause to advocate: environmental activism is evil. That’s right, you heard correctly: environmental activism is evil. It boggles the mind. They call it the ‘green dragon.’ I heard WTBN advertise this website the other night, go see for yourself: www.resistingthegreendragon.com
That is one of the most ridiculous videos I have ever seen. In Freudian psychology, there is a phenomenon known as 'psychological projection,' which is defined as: ‘a psychological defense mechanism where a person unconsciously denies their own thoughts, attributes and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world or to other people.’ The video was made by Republicans who accuse environmentalists of doing the very things they themselves seek to accomplish. Since virtually every word of the video is false or misleading, let’s call it the ‘lies of the white lotus,’ the white lotus being phony Christians and the perversion of the gospel they hold for doctrine.
Here is a verbatim transcription of the narrative of the video: “In what has become one of the greatest deceptions of our day, radical environmentalism is striving to put America, and the world, under its destructive control. This so-called ‘green dragon’ is seducing your children in our classrooms, and in popular culture. Its lust for political power now extends to the highest global levels (picture of the White House shown), and its twisted view of the world elevates nature above the needs of people, of even the poorest and the most helpless. With millions falling prey to its spiritual deception, the time is now to stand and resist.”
Here the screen is filled with several short captions: False Religion, Hurting The Poor, Endangering Human Life, Global Government, Resisting The Green Dragon.
The narrative thread resumes: “The religious and political environmental movement, what we call the ‘green dragon,’ has become one of the greatest threats to society and the church in our day. Taking care of the earth sounds like a good idea because it is a good idea. What most Christians don’t understand is that environmentalism is a whole worldview. It offers its own doctrines of God, of creation, of humanity, of sin, and of redemption. I think the fear mongering is simply a way of obtaining power. Whoever controls the environmental regulations controls the economy, controls the population. Most environmentalists want to greatly reduce human population, which is why the green movement, and the population control and reduction movements have gone hand in hand. The Green Dragon series is not simply about global warming. This is a twelve week series about properly understanding the times in which we live, and properly understanding a biblical response to the times in which we live. In this series of lectures we have some of the world’s leading Christian experts addressing one of the greatest threats that now faces society and the church. We call this resisting the green dragon.”
Now let’s go examine the content, applying the theory of psychological projection to the Republicans who made the video.
--Lust for Political Power. Republicans continually covet greater political control of the government, and to the highest levels—i.e. the White House.
--False Religion. That’s a good one. Republicans are purveyors of the white lotus, offering a selectively interpreted version of Christianity that is not the true Jesus. They exhort you to hate liberals and fear socialism when Jesus is a liberal and the kingdom of heaven socialist. That is how the Devil talks. See Isaiah 5:20. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.
--Hurting The Poor. The mention of the needs of the poorest and most helpless is utterly laughable: Republicans don’t give a flying fig about the poor. The Republican party is an aspect of corporate business models, and their only concern is for the wealthy. Republican politicians clomp upon the heads of the poor, with cold callous, like endless miles of cobblestone.
--Endangering Human Life. Ask the countless Iraqi civilians and coalition forces who were maimed in that wicked war founded on lies by Republican ‘Christians.’ The million or so more dead can't speak for themselves, but I think it safe to conjecture they'd say their lives were endangered by American Republican 'Christians.'
--Global Government. Another laugher. The Republicans accepted massive campaign donations from undisclosed sources in foreign countries this past election cycle. If the Democrats had been the recipients of the same donations, the Republicans would have been screaming Communist infiltration! Global government! Be afraid, be very afraid! But since Republicans received the money, not a peep. These campaign donations were not proffered philanthropically, so the Republicans are beholden to give something back, which will mean working together, as one, with their overseas benefactors, who influence their nations’ governments.
--Fear mongering to obtain power. Have you watched Fox News and read conservative websites in the past decade? Republicans are the shameless masters of exploiting fear to influence the vote.
--Copntrolling Environmental Regulations. It is Republicans who seek to control environmental regulation, and to remove every last one, and to destroy the earth for financial gain. The BP disaster was a direct result of Bush administration deregulation, and no Christian in their right mind would subscribe to such a wicked view. In Revelation 11:18, regarding the last judgment, it is written: …the wrath is come…and the time…to destroy them which destroy the earth. True Christians cherish creation; false Christians, the lying children of the Devil, are among those who will ravage the earth to their own destruction.
--Leading Christian experts addressing environmental activism as a threat to society and churches? They are the social and spiritual threat, being blind Republicans who seek to lead others into the pit wherein they will fall.
Disrespecting our Father by decimating our Mother, to the contamination and destruction of our children’s inheritance, does not strike me as acting righteously; and claiming thusly is a lie. And since the Devil is the father of lies, it logically follows that Resisting The Green Dragon is a work of the Devil.
I’m going to recycle some newspaper now. I know you green dragon fighting 'Christians' will say I’m being deceived by Satan, and doing his bidding, but I know better than to listen to you: the white lotus that fills your bellies fuels your lips. Nor does recycling feel evil; it feels good, and right.