Sunday, May 2, 2010

Good News About "Sharing"

It’s been a long while since I’ve read my Bible. There was a time when reading it provided me great inspiration and hope, hope for goodness, and love. But since 9/11 when American churches have decided to wrap themselves in patriotism, which implies genociding innocents in Afghanistan and Iraq and Palestine, I have ceased from going to church. And the daily modeling of Christianity and Christian values accommodating lies and torture by supposed moral leaders in the media like Bill O’Reilly, Shaun Hannity, Glenn Beck, and locally war-mongering “Catholic” Charlie Sykes of WTMJ, has dampened my previous enthusiasm. What inspired me before now seem mere hollow platitudes.

But the recent jingoing of a “Christian” endorsement of selfishness and callousness against social justice by Glenn Beck and now even “patriotic, Christian” alternative-media talking heads, has caused me to run back to my Bible in desperation to see if there is any counter to this jingoing for selfishness and callousness. (I thought the Bible – the “good news” New Testament – was all about love, and hope, and goodness, not selfishness and callousness.)

So I decided to use my Bible’s concordance to see what the “good-news” New Testament said about sharing. I was relieved to find some verses that said it was OK not to be selfish; it was OK to be unselfish and caring. I will post those verses here as a desperate measure of holding back, at least from me, the current darkness that is enveloping America:

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. – Acts 4:32

John answered, the man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one how has food should do the same. – Luke 3:4

Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. – Romans 12: 13

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in various forms. – 1 Peter 4: 9-10

He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. – Ephesians 4:28

In my search of the above good news about sharing, I was also relieved to come across other good news that one doesn’t hear about from our media talking heads, things like being truthful and honest, etc., including the following admonishment that they all might seriously consider:

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. – Ephesians 5:11

P.S. Meanwhile, in these darkest of times for America, our Catholic Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia finds inspiration in the jewish Talmud with mentoring from Chabad Lubavitch rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.

Adin Steinsaltz is the head (nasi) of the newly reconstituted Sanhedrin, unapologetic heirs of the original court that railroaded Our Lord Jesus Christ. Justice Scalia, therefore, is friendly with the highest Satanic judiciary on earth, in the person of its leader, the Nasi, Steinsaltz. The question we should be asking is, what kind of infection has been planted in our minds (and how was this accomplished) that leads us to hold two contradictory beliefs: that Scalia is a Catholic conservative hero and the Sanhedrin is the archetypal evil tribunal of all history? This double-mind is one indication that the right wing, including the Catholic right, is under enchantment, and if it knows this, it doesn't seem to care. The right wing is a Kabbalistic i.e. demonic phenomenon. Until we understand that, we understand. -- Holocaust revisionist and heretic, Michael A. Hoffman II

1 comment:

George Washington said...

Very enlightening -- and inspiring to keep exposing the darkness. Also, there will be a place for your truthful Biblical understanding here: