Israel and Fundamentalism

October 5, 2006 by  
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You’re probably thinking this post is going to be about fundamentalist Islam and its opposition to Israel.

It’s not.

It’s about fundamentalist Christianity and its support of Israel.

Save Israel, for Jesus?

In the article it mentions a guy who has written several books about the second coming of Christ, put in particular this one titled Jerusalem Countdown.

Hagee explored this from a political standpoint in his interpretation of scripture, “Jerusalem Countdown,” which has sold more than 600,000 copies. The book’s geopolitics are very precise, beginning with an alliance between Russia and the Islamic world.

“Russia is going to get in that position and they are literally, with all that massive military force, going to attack Israel,” Hagee said. “This is recorded in Ezekiel 38 and 39. God himself is literally going to destroy that army. Decimate it.”

And he said that will be followed by a Chinese army of 200 million coming to the city of Armageddon where they will meet British and U.S. forces in the Battle of Armageddon.

This sort of specificity worries me, not because I believe it and immediately start ‘warning’ my friends about this new truth I’ve read, far from it. It’s akin to saying, “Jesus is coming back at midnight, New Year’s Eve 2006! I know it, because my calculations prove it, and we’re going into 2007, seven being a holy number! Everything is aligned!”

Journalism Sources

September 29, 2006 by  
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You may remember hearing about BALCO in the news a few months ago. Then, you may have heard about the news, in the news, about BALCO, in the last week.

Confused?

BALCO was involved in a drugs-in-sport scandal where a large number of professional athletes were alleged to be involved in the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The two journalists who investigated and broke the story eventually published a book about it.

The baseball player/s (and other sportspeople) who continue to hit harder, throw faster and recover quicker? Playing for millions, no sanctions, role models for all the kids out there who see what it takes to make it to the top.

The journalists who broke the story? 18 months jail time for not revealing their sources.

For more information about the BALCO decision in the US:

Lost RemoteEditorial: Demand the shield law NOW

Lost RemoteBush administration opposes federal journalist shield law

Romenesko – Points to this article and says, Watchdog journalism won’t die if BALCO newsmen jailed.

BALCO – at Wikipedia