Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kill All the Sheep

The Slacktivist has made this point before, but it's worth repeating:

According to LaHaye, the foremost responsibility of Christians is to be on guard against the coming Antichrist. Since that Antichrist, he says, will present himself as a wolf in sheep's clothing, LaHaye advises his readers to be wary of anything sheeplike. A vigilant shepherd, the authors insist, should kill all sheep on sight, just to be safe.

If someone comes along speaking of peace, unity, love or justice, that person might be just using those things as a mask for evil purposes, so presume they are guilty. If someone talks like Christ, they might really just be a lying Anti-Christ, so anything that smacks of loving your neighbor, or loving your enemy, or blessed are the poor or the peacemakers should be carefully avoided.

You want to see this in action outside of the Left Behind books? Just hop on over to the crowd that made them such a success, and see what Kill All the Sheep theology has done to its adherents, in a thread about the Dalai Lama. A few select tweets from HHDL (His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Every time I see it, I am reminded to have my cholesterol checked. I'm sure HHDL wouldn't mind.) to remind you just how unabashedly sheepy the man is.

If you use violence, you may get some temporary satisfaction. But the nature of violence is unpredictable - unexpected results often happen.
Anger may bring extra energy, but it eclipses the best part of our brain: its rationality. The energy of anger is almost always unreliable.

In human relations, compassion contributes to promoting peace and harmony.

We need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion; we must use all the events in our daily life to transform out thoughts & behavior.
True compassion is impartial and bears with it a feeling of responsibility for the welfare and happiness of others.
When we ignore the question of the impact our actions have on others' well-being, inevitably we end up hurting them.

I wonder if it's forbidden to hug the Dalai Lama. That's the terribly dangerous individual devotees of Left Behind feel compelled to fear and hate.

No, the Dali Lama is not the Antichrist*.

I was reading a thread concerning the Dali Lama's appearance in New York and the apparent reverence of the crowd.

Now, I have seen the Dali Lama interviewed numerous times. He is a humble, funny, entertaining man.

He seems like a nice man, a likable guy.

He is a apostate of hell. Sad, isn't it.

What will the world think when they see a likable, humble (false appearance), funny, caring (or so it seems), brilliant emerging world leader. He will seem to have all the answers but is really empowered
by satan.

They will follow him hook, line, and sinker.

Those of you who are reading this who are not saved, I implore you to consider the above. The time is growing short and today may be the day your life will end. I am not trying to be melodramatic, I am trying to tell you the truth.

Wow. "Hey guys, be nice to people!"- the same message of the Christian savior- is a sign of the apostate of hell.

And when HHDL attended an Interfaith Hunger Initiative (you know, feeding the poor, I think somebody had something to say about that)

Miner said it himself: It's all about him and his publicity and not about The Lord. Beware of those who want to bring glory to themselves and not The Lord.

Yeah, that's HHDL, always about himself. Such a selfish man.

Good is evil, evil is good. A man who devotes his life to compassion and peace and understanding is, quite possibly, the greatest evil the world has every known.

I used to find the Left Behind posts amusing. Now they scare me, a lot.

*Rapture Ready strictly forbids what they call "pinning the tail on the Antichrist", probably for the same reason they forbid predicting a date for the Rapture- when it fails to happen, you look very, very foolish. So anytime they suggest someone is the Antichrist, they always deny that he's actually the Antichrist.


  1. Hmm... what if Jesus was the anti-Christ? No one would have seen that coming.

  2. Well, he was in favor of peace and love and brotherhood and so on. It's certainly possible.

  3. Don't forget the "bringing the nations together" and a thousand year reign.

  4. "I wonder if it's forbidden to hug the Dalai Lama."

    Oh god, I hope not, I really do. Hugging the Dalai Lama would be like a direct IV injection of peace-n-serenity.

    But there's people who need that more than me. I think His Holiness needs to go and hug Rapture Ready.

  5. Not only does HHDL need to hug the entirety of Rapture Ready, he'd probably do it. And then serve them tea and cookies.

    That's it. It is now my life's goal to hug the Dalai Lama. He visits the US a lot, this could actually be achievable.


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