APOCALYPSE THEATER: WHILE WE’RE ON THE SUBJECT OF STAGING ...
Lately I've been talking a bit about staging fulfillments of prophecy, be it biblical, papal, or otherwise. Indeed, those who have known me for a very long time will tell you that this idea has weighed on my mind for a very long time, chiefly with respect to that system of "theology" known as dispensationalism, and which years ago in conversations with some friends I called d"ispensensationalism." It's the "apocalypse theater" of Arthur Bloomfield, Hal Lindsey, and a host of others, including the granddaddy of all, Scofield and his "reference bible."
This system has been so deliberately promoted and talked about, the meme is so deeply planted, that millions of people around the world, even those who do not adhere to any organized religion, now associate that system with "Christian doctrine" when it is no such thing. An apocalypse meme now exists almost subliminally within the consciousness of many people that a sequence of events, a "bible map of the ages" must unfold with inexorable and ineluctable determinism. Read Hal Lindsey, he said so, it's right there in the Bible, as properly understood of course, as they have interpreted it.
Well, as Dr. de Hart and I pointed out in Yahweh the Two-Faced God, it's easy to "fulfill" prophecy when you have the memes all neatly organized in your bible map of the ages. If the interpretation says, "Babylon will be rebuilt in the end days,' then, by golly, if you're going to stage a fulfillment and scare the heck out of people, then by golly, convince Saddam Hussein to rebuild Babylon, and, when he's gone, continue the project; a kind of "Nebuchadnezzar-land" of hanging gardens, Ishtar gates, and roller coasters, a tourist attraction!:
U.S. TO HELP REBUILD CITY OF BABYLON IN IRAQ
Sure, the report is four years old, but Lindsey's book and similar dispensensationalist filibusters are even older than that. Want to stage the apocalypse? Just read their books, take careful notes, chart out the memes, and plan accordingly, and, while you're at it, make sure to consult the Roman Catholic versions of it, like Joachim of Fiore and Malachy, just so that you can coordinate all your "fulfillments" and get everyone into a state of apocalyptic apathy and paralysis. And if you're really good at orchestration and social engineering, you'll be able to install fanatical Islamicist governments in the Middle East and tinker with Muslim prophecies of the Imam Mahdi. Get really good at this, and you'll be able to coordinate it all with the Jewish Messiah. Get all the Yahwisms fighting each other, then fulfill their apocalyptic expectation, and voila, you've got a nice and tidy world government with your own dictator and computerized internet transhumanist cyborg beast.
In short, everything is going "according to plan" and there are some who honesty think they can help things along to bring back Jesus/the Imam Mahdi/Jewish messiah and even as we speak the God's Word (the bible/koran insert your favorite scripture here) is being "proven true." Trust me, these people live for having their book/system proven true, and not so much for showing compassion to their neighbor and trying to bring a bit of love and light into the world.
... the only problem is, they're all in for a bit of a surprise... but that's a whole other (very long) story...for now, a basic aphorism:
The fulfillment is the deception.
See you on the flip side.
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right on, Dr. Farrell- but the TeleEvangalists still continue- has anyone not yet noticed that the minute a TE ‘converts’ someone they’re pushed over backwards?
it’s right in our faces: they’re push-overs (not to mention a bad act)- but as PT Barnum stated: “a sucker is born every minute”
i really have little knowledge or ability to deconstruct history and put it all back together .i love the realm of all possibilities first…i have been told that there was a time when the people of the earth for the most part believed the earth was flat. how much evidence ( written record) is there available regarding this.??i run on experience and probability a good part of the time .when donald fagan wrote the royal scam; is this what he meant?? just creating a template.
I must confess that my favorite scripture is Titus 1:12, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons”.( Kretes aiei pseustai, kaka theria, gasteres argai.) The sentiment is somehow in keeping with the schizoid condition such agendas force on the public. (Apathy = schizoid)
This reminds me of the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime series with Central aka the Holy Roman Empire ruling Europe sans Christianity or Islam. Getting rid of the competition by having them dispose of one another and the world accept it’s perfect masters great thinking.
I have to tell you,
that reading this post was like, poetic “music”.
Made my day.
And it is …a very long story, indeed.
But, JPF, even though most here know what you mean, and agree that all the recent (last 200 years or so) apocalyptic frenzy is pure modern fiction, still, the . . . .”apocalyptic meme” . . . has been part of Christianity since the beginning. Look at the words of Jesus or Paul.
It’s just that in the modern world the mass media can market the idea much more than in antiquity.
The risk for us is that the accumulated metaphysical mass/energy of groomed and channeled expectation actually validates the simulation and makes the reality actual.
I.e. Lets fake it until they make it.
This is 4 years old, how’s the project going today?
Also wasn’t Saddam Hussein already rebuilding many of these ancient sites? (I guess he wasn’t exactly completely controlled, so he wouldn’t do the bidding of ostensible christian theocrats or those who’d promote that meme.)
A good source on this subject of “prophecy” manipulation:
transhumanist, cyborg beast? I see somebody’s been reading Veterans Today (dot) com. And yes, that Beast does exist. They talk about it in “Silent Weapon for Quiet Wars”. A document Bill Cooper first discovered.
I am no expert here, but I don’t remember Bill Cooper “first” discovering that book. He may have publicized it a lot . . .