Thursday, July 26, 2007

Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour


I mean WOW! In case you didn't read my comment on Ron Paul I think that this could be a part of the reason why USA has such a "bad reputation" as interventionist religious zealots.

On July 16, I attended Christians United for Israel's annual Washington-Israel Summit. Founded by San Antonio-based megachurch pastor John Hagee, CUFI has added the grassroots muscle of the Christian right to the already potent Israel lobby. Hagee and his minions have forged close ties with the Bush White House and members of Congress from Sen. Joseph Lieberman to Sen. John McCain. In its call for a unilateral military attack on Iran and the expansion of Israeli territory, CUFI has found unwavering encouragement from traditional pro-Israel groups like AIPAC and elements of the Israeli government.

For the record, I don't think that God needs any help from mere mortals with his plan . . . but when so many people think like that it's no wonder we have been doomed from the start.

Here's the link to the rest of the story along with video on the Huffington Post


Dar said...

I think you are right about whether God needs any help in history. We are directed, though, to do what is right, based on what is right in front of that. That discernment of right does not depend on who any of the actors are.

keepkalm said...

I agree that this blind allegiance to Israel is damaging to stability in the Middle East and the world at large.

To put it plainly, Israel does not always play nice with its neighbors. Of course it takes two, and the rest of the Arab world hasn't been accepting of the State of Israel.

It is practically impossible to have a sane discussion about Israel and the Middle East in America. Whenever you question Israel people seem to think that you are questioning God, either that or you are an anti-Semite.

keepkalm said...

Just to be clear, this group is in favor of a unilateral strike against Iran. . .