I mean, if you’re in the God / Devil fandom (personally I ship them, who knows what kinds of debauchery cosmic dictators get up to when the cameras are off, know what I’m sayin’??) the prevailing view of the Christian text is the apocalyptic one. This is by no means the only interpretation of the Bible, but it is a popular one, particularly since the fall of Rome and all of the geopolitical and sociological BS that went along with that nonsense.
In the apocalyptic interpretation (primarily in the Book of Revelation, but there are numerous mentions of the material in earlier parts) during the final days of humanity’s reign over the Earth, the End Times, the Last Days, whatever your preacher calls it, it is explicitly stated that those working on behalf of evil, those advancing the culmination of Lucifer’s war on Heaven, will cloak themselves in the garb of whatever is considered clean and holy. It is explicitly stated that they will rep absolute justice and goodness and propriety while simultaneously being the opposite, and that the multitudes will be taken in by this and that the righteous will be persecuted, right up until the final battle where darkness is defeated (not forever… yet… there’s actually an epilogue that comes later that a lot of people don’t talk about, where some things get sorted out for humanity and where the … shall we say… morally ambiguous among us are tested and our worth is determined… which I’ve always found a bit silly since God is supposedly omnipotent but who am I to question fandom canon?)
Anyway, the people will fall for this, and they will rally around the champions of darkness. And it is explicitly stated that these champions will be heads of states, and that these states will cause great suffering, and they will use the name of God to justify and perpetrate it.
Everyone who has spent any time in church should be familiar with this widespread interpretation of prophecy. And yet, you still see people rallying around fascists who are playing the role of evil champions perfectly. But, of course, if it were prophecy they would have to fall for it, wouldn’t they? That’s one of many, many serious issues with adopting a deterministic view of the universe founded upon the ramblings of random humans. You’re always trying to figure out what the story says you should do. Which is doubly humorous when you’re playing the role of the villain, or the villains’ supplicant, that it overtly warned you not to play.
I’ve often wondered if I could seduce God. I would definitely give it a try, given the opportunity. I’m probably just gonna get my ass kicked out of heaven, tho. So worth it, imo ^^ “Is it cool to fuck?!”
Weezer – Records
Kanye West – I Am A God
God isn’t real. It’s not looking over your shoulder. The only law is what you make with your actions. The sooner bad humans learn this truth, the sooner good ones can stop leaning on a story about an imaginary friend to compensate for their shortcomings of character and bravery.
I keep hearing the BBC talk about alleged Ukrainian executions of prisoners of war. That’s pretty funny, coming from the historical world leader in brutal colonial genocide. But that’s neither here nor there. Let me explain a thing. Wars, especially wars of aggression, are intentionally created lawless spaces with the explicit intent of inflicting violence in order to impose a particular will, be that individual, economic, ideological, or political. All wars of aggression are terrorism, whether those wars are waged by the United States, ISIS, or Russia. It’s one human being beating the loved ones of others to death until another human being does what they want.
Therefore, any attempt to apply legalisms or morality to war is naïve at best, and disingenuous at worst. There are no laws in war. Talking about it is silly. Trying to make such laws is silly. Trying to enforce such laws is silly. You are silly, silly goofs. Be it at home, or at school, or in the street, or on the battlefield, when the violence starts, the most overwhelming and brutal violence carries the day. If you doubt my reasoning, ask a police officer.
For myself, I see no problem with putting those who invade the homes of others, those who steal the warmth of Christmas, to the sword. Those who go searching for trouble should be rewarded by finding it, don’t you agree? There would be fewer wars if you did. Anyway, were I in charge of such a conflict, I wouldn’t shy away from the brutal treatment of my antagonists. In fact, I would create a special lawless zone of my own, a kind of theme park, where those taken on the battlefield would die, but as slowly and demonstratively horrifically as possible. It is almost Christmas, after all. Not a bad time to bring back the very European tradition of crucifixion, wouldn’t you agree? I would put it on television. And the only thing on the radio, day and night, would be their screams. Because evil people need to learn that there is a price to be paid for disturbing the peace of others.
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