We at OD try not to fall down in to Christian church denomination disputes, schisms, theological hair splits. Some religious/political/pop culture issues aren’t complicated. The ’80s pop singer “Madonna” was shooting music videos of her getting F*##$&@& in an historic Catholic Christian church in Italy. That was an easy “NO” call there. Or, the National Endowment of the Arts ~ 1990 (under USA President George HW Bush Sr.) used tax $ to fund homosexual & child pornography and put Christ in urine. This was presented as “art” and supposedly only “bigoted, ignorant, non enlightened” hicks would object to such cutting edge “art”.
In the divisions and conflicts between Muslims, Christians and Talmudic Js in the Holy Land – it seems only natural that American Christians would take the Christian side or at least try to be fair to all sides and protect sacred, holy places like Jesus Christ’s birthplace at the Church of the Nativity in the town of Bethlehem.
Dec ’23- Jan 2024 probably isn’t a good time to make a Christmas religious pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Bethlehem, Jerusalem etc. The IDF Israeli Defence force is doing Kind Herod one better and slaughtering all the Palestinian children in Gaza, not just the 1st born. Under the direction of Israel Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, the IDF is looking to slaughter as many Palestinians as possible: “We are fighting against human animals”. … Minister Gallant announced what he called a “complete siege” on Gaza. (Link)
Here is a video link to a Lutheran Christian pastor in Bethlehem this year, this week who sadly says:
Christmas in the Holy Land has been cancelled. If Christ makes his second coming this year it will be under the ruble of Gaza. Link
Can some of our readers residing it what used to be the Christian “Bible Belt” tell us:
how is this playing down South? How is the unanimous GOP Conservative, Christian Religious Right’s support of the IDF’s invasion and slaughter of the Palestinians, many used to be Christians back in the day – how’s this playing in your area?
Finally, one of the 10 Commandments was to keep the Sabbath holy. Christians used to make Sunday the Christian holy Sabbath day. Now Southerners and Midwesterners, pretty much all White Americans waste all day Sunday worshiping genetically engineered, 300 lbs Negros smash he other with all kinds of gambling point spreads, fantasy football etc.
“The Fault dear Brutus lies not in our stars but in our selves that we are lesser men” (Shakespeare “Julius Caesar”). We probably could use the services of a later Roman General turned Emperor/Caesar: Titus – on of the 3 greatest enemies of Judaism along with Jesus Christ.
Did your SEC football team make a bowl game? I don’t believe either mine (Vanderbilt) or Hunter’s (Auburn) made a holiday bowl game this year. That’s a good thing.