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Gordon Duff: Truth About Religion And Democracy
September 10, 2010 posted by Gordon Duff · 60 Comments
RELIGION AND DEMOCRACY ARE INCOMPATIBLE, THIS IS WHY WE LEARN
By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor
As more and more devout rural congregations across America were organized as
political pressure groups, it didnt take long for extremist doctrines to be imposed and
for cheap, dirty politics to move onto the pulpit.
Where to we start? Do we try to clear up the mythologies, alright we can simply call
them lies, about the founding fathers? Hey, they were atheists! These were men
from The Age of Reason. This meant they rejected all religion as superstition. All
this talk about Jefferson or Franklin being theists or trying to negotiate and lawyer
some religion into the Constitution through the back door is simply pandering.
Divide and Conquer
All the talk about the constitution, federalism and America founded as a Christian
state is a phony hustle, meant to play on one religion hating another. As more and
more devout rural congregations across America were organized as political pressure
groups, it didnt take long for extremist doctrines to be imposed and for cheap, dirty
politics to move onto the pulpit.
Fear and hate have always been great political tools. Richard Nixon helped hone
these failings with the help of a young and bellicose Donald Rumsfeld and his
sidekick Dick Cheney. The dynamic duo of the Watergate years became the
cheerleaders for the post 9/11 phobias. Where Nixon used class envy to divide and
conquer, the new game is religious hate.
It was easy to take this model global. What had been a ploy to steal an election by
Nixon became a political movement under Reagan and eventually a tool of global
mayhem and endless wars. Now it appears Israel has taken the helm with the total
failure of any American political movement to remain out of Zionist political control.
I have spent many meetings with Arabs and Israelis, chaired a few. They are cordial,
productive and never demonstrate any of the conflicts spoken of in the press. People
are people, business is buiness and intelligent and decent people of all religions hate
the ignorant and destructive.
This is reality.
WRDs, Weapons of Religious Destruction
Religion and religious wars had destroyed Europe as religion and religious wars are
destroying the world today. In America, in France, they saw it, pushed out the
churches and the monarchs. What we forget, what we lie about, is that established
churches were part of a monarchical system. The French Revolution was a revolution
against, not just the monarchy but the Catholic Church which had impoverished the
nation for centuries and led a holocaust of murder.
Religion had impeded civilization, science and human values and is doing so today
more than ever. Religion used to be flat earth. Today it is clean coal and tax cuts
for billionaires. Religious beliefs that used to follow stupid now chase bucks.
You dont have to burn a Koran or hunt down Afghan villagers for sport to be a
Do we want to talk about the ethical argument? Why do you go to church?
Without the bible, I wouldnt know how to act, I would blaspheme, kill, have sex
with children, steal
.treat homosexuals with dignity, love all humans equally
If Ive heard this once, I have heard it a thousand times. Whenever a sex criminal
that preys on children is caught, one of the first things logged into evidence is a
bible. It is always dog-eared
.well used with lots of underlining.
We learn history for a reason, or we used to. The French turned their churches into
public toilets, barns, smashed statues, took the endless church lands in a frenzy of
anger. The people of France lived like animals for centuries because of religion.
Every state with an established church was the same, intolerance, brutality, massive
taxation and it didnt stop in the Middle Ages. Over 50,000 people have come
forward in the small nation of Ireland, sexually abused by the Church. The Church
ran the schools, it ran public welfare organizations, even ran much of the
government and everything it touched was stained with violence, injustice and
Religion and Superstition
Americans have no idea how few people in Western Europe are Christians. A good
guess is 10 to 15%. All they have to do is look around them, every day, and see
where history took place. Religion was a nightmare for Europe, a holocaust that
lasted centuries. Their rejection of religion is them saying, never again.
With so much of the worlds religious disruption supposedly about the hatred
between Judaism and Islam, lets get real here. Most Israelis are atheists, most Jews
are atheists. We all know this and, frankly, this is what I like most about Jews, what I
respect most. These are educated people, scientists, thinkers. If they cant see it,
touch it or prove it scientifically, legally, rationally, they dont believe it. You dont get
all those Nobel Prizes for talking to dead people and howling at the moon.
The issues between Israel and others, more the United States than any Muslim
country, even Iran, is about money, always has been. Jews were persecuted for two
reasons, one tied to religious mythology written into what some call gospels. A
couple of minor points, it is impossible to prove in the remotest way that Jews were
ever in Egypt for a minute and it is also even more impossible to learn anything about
Christ, whether he was real or not or what he taught from reading gospels written for
a pagan emperor, Constantine, and gleaned, edited and debauched by the
This was 2000 years ago, Constantine was a monster, the church was corrupt and
the Romans had become the most corrupt people on earth. Saying anything else is
The other reason Jews were persecuted was because of money. There is history
here, available to all. Learn it. It is still going on. You will ask yourself, Why didnt
they teach me this at school? Europe depended on money for wars. Europe was in
the business of murdering itself. We called this feudalism. It was the dark ages.
People wore armor and beat each other to death with hammers for amusement.
This was not a time to be proud of and certainly not a period to learn from.
Then again, Christianity, or what passed for it, had a few minor faults. The religion
that Constantine personally designed, the one we have today, is a real piece of work.
Talk about fear of burning Korans. The real fear is examining the roots of
Christianity, how the Roman Empire excised everything of value and recreated a
hierarchical religion of idolators and feudal warlords under the guise of Bishops,
Cardinals and Popes.
These people burned every courageous and decent human they could get their
hands on, burned them alive, and did so for centuries. These were the Christians.
Religious conclaves that defined Christianity and selected which works were included
in the bible were little more than political caucuses and the bible was seen as a party
Would you believe anything they told you? The French and Americas founding
fathers knew better. Studies of early Christian history clearly show that a fabricated
pagan religion repackaged to look something like Christianity, we will never know for
sure, killed off the real followers of Christ. The original Christians were hunted down
like animals and killed, hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions.
They were called heretics.
The real Christians werent into money and power enough for the Romans and had
to go. A church run by money hungry bishops and backed by military enforcers
killed off Christianity.
Christians were hunted down and slaughtered until the 14th century with the last of
them chased into the Pyrenees and burned alive by the hundreds. This is the not so
secret history of Christianity. Next time you are in Southern France, drive the Cathar
Trail and follow the last vestiges of Christianity as it fled the politicized state religion.
If you want to be a Christian, learn about your religion, the real Christianity and who
the real martyrs were.
Louis XIV, the Sun King worked hard to erase the last vestige of Christianity from
history. It threatened his personal divinity.
This is why we learn history.
Todays flavor or the month is Koran burning. Nobody would care, you can burn
pretty-much anything you want, here in the US, flags, bibles, anything. The ACLU
tells us that burning a Koran is a First Amendment right. Tell me this, why is this
such a big deal? A Koran is not a holy book to a backwoods preacher in Florida, it is
only paper. We know what is going on, an idiot, and we have millions of them in
America, is screaming for attention.
The only reason he is getting attention is because the media needs something to talk
about. Nobody is invading Iran, there is a news blackout on Gaza and Israel and
nobody cares about Afghanistan. We tried to get some news recently out of
WikiLeaks. When that didnt work, poor Julian Assange was accused of rape, in
Sweden no less. Think about it. If you can sell that one, you can sell anything.
Oh, I forgot, Pakistan is giving billions of dollars to the Taliban. Last week, the
Taliban was making billions selling drugs. Now we hear they get it from Pakistan.
Does Pakistan have billions to give? I have been there. Pakistan is broke. Anything
left lying around is stolen by politicians, they would take food out of a rats mouth.
Money from Pakistan? Tell me another one.
What, exactly, would the Taliban do with money? There are no stores. They cant
travel. They must be using it on the internet. Have we checked to see if the Taliban
is buying everything with Paypal?
With their billions of dollars of aid from Pakistan, what is it that the Taliban buys? Do
Taliban own things? An AK 47 costs $50 bucks. Since America misplaced 250,000
of them a couple of years ago, the only place you can sell one is at a gun show.
Everyone in Afghanistan is given one, nearly at birth. A can opener is harder to find
and more expensive.
Everyone else in the world has one.
Do this, go to an ATM, take out a few hundred dollars, if you still have that much,
and head off into the most remote area you can still afford to drive to. Get out of the
car, walk into the woods, desert, mountains. Take the money out of your pocket and
try to spend it.
Welcome to Afghanistan.
Some Things Dont Make Any Sense
Lets take a minute to discuss Islam and terrorism. There wasnt any terrorism until
the Palestine stuff. It started with the Jews against the British. This is history, lied
about, suppressed but more than available. If Muslims were going to be angry at
the west, it would have been about Britain, France and, later on, the United States,
putting the stooge governments in place that enslaved them for decades.
They had been enslaved by the Turks for centuries anyway. If you dont know what
that is about, rent Lawrence of Arabia. It is a great film, David Lean was a super
director. It is history in a movie, watered down but somewhere to start from.
Learn history, please. Ignorance is embarrassing.
Those governments that Israel loves telling the world are corrupt dictatorships were
put in power by us. They are as much our creation as Israel. We did it all. Do you
think Jordan or Saudi Arabia were created by a peoples revolt or Islamic
There is one of those, it is Iran and nobody, not Russia, not China, certainly not
America or Israel wants them around. Why? Is it because they have crazy Islamic
Hey, they cut peoples heads off every day in Saudi Arabia and nothing is said. If
Iran threatens to stone someone, it hits the papers around the world. The whole
thing is a game. Iran stones people, Israel blows up hospitals full of sick people,
Americans shoot people in Afghanistan just to watch them bleed.
They world is screwed up. Funny thing, we hear all this but nobody ever threatens
to fix any of it, they just love bitching about it.
What Are They Hiding?
Is this because two million Americans are sleeping in cars tonight because they have
no homes? Two million Americans are sleeping in prison cells tonight also. Why is
that? Why so many? For those of you living in America, have you noticed how short
tempered people are getting? Some think it is the anger and alienation Americans
feel during elections when faced with the prospect of voting for candidates everyone
Hey, this is how democracy works, live with it or change it.
Why are people angry? Is it because they are broke, busted, no money, facing
homelessness, starvation, no future?
Is the freakish sideshow, the religion game, hating homosexuals, burning Korans,
imaginary terrorists, and the big spending Taliban, all entertainment to keep people
from noticing that there is a real war.
There is real terrorism. Terrorism is stealing the future. The tool wasnt bombs, it
isnt bombs, it isnt guns or extremists. The real terrorists own the newspapers, the
television networks, the banks, the insurance companies, the hospitals, not just in
America but all over the world. They are the phone company, the internet, the oil
The real terrorism is corporate culture and organized crime. If you wonder why
there are no candidates that talk about the real issues, why nothing is made in
America, why corporations pay no taxes, why we fight war after war for no reason,
the answer is simple.
Our government, along with Britain, Germany, Italy and so many others, are owned
by corporations, banks, all slaves to a real international conspiracy that we call the
world economy. Al Capone would be ashamed of what we have done. Who pulls
Figure it out for yourself. It isnt hard. The first step is to turn off the television, the
radio and to stop reading newspapers. Then check your internet habits. Are you
reading websites like Newsmax or WorldNetDaily or FamilySecurityMatters?
Then, even your attempts to get around corporate brainwashing have been hijacked.
You wont find the truth in a church, mosque or synagogue. You wont find it easily.
It wont make you feel better. The truth is a process of admitting that everything you
have learned may be and probably is a lie. 95% of the great mysteries of life I have
solved have been me buying in on delusion, accepting one cartoon reality for
How do we fix this? This is me trying.
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