This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: January 1 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
All fields of human endeavour have a radical component: The right way to do something.
All Law is by its very nature negative. Please spend a little time with its depth here.
First a little aside about Jesus' vulnerability to Radicalisation:
Jesus, prior to becoming a Christ* was well on his way to become radicalised.
* an anointed one, Messiah
At age 12 Jesus was reported missing. My goodness, where was he?
Why, he was getting stuck into the leading elders at the Temple because they were a corrupt lot in their two-faced dealings with the flock Israel and Rome.
How did he know that? Why, from the Old Testament and Israel's status quo.
A glimpse of their wickedness here from John 11 after Jesus resurrected Lazarus:
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus
did, believed on him. 46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and
told them what things Jesus had done. 47 Then gathered the chief priests and the
Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. AV
Jesus' misdemeanour, driven as it was by a keen sense of justice, outrage and love for the people Israel in a context of his own immaturity, inexperience, insufficient knowledge and a level of youthful insubjection, was not held against him by God:
48 And when they saw Him, they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You." 49 And He said to them, "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?" 50 And they did not understand the statement which He had made to them. 51 And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:48-52 NAS
The most prominent and destructive form of radicalisation are the tribal philosophies of religion.
Though Radicalisation was has always been a part of human society, it is gaining
greater notoriety through the current efforts of some tribes to again* facilitate
* Christianity already had a shot, Communism almost made it.
Terrorism practiced by some of the younger members of particular religious persuasions is often excused through the use of: Poor things can’t help it. They were radicalised! or similar.
After recent acts of religious terrorism by the young, parents generally deny any knowledge of the plans of their young fighters for Allah, absolving themselves of all and any responsibility.
"Our beautiful boy/girl would never do something like that!"
OK then, if it is neither the fault of the parents nor of the young, whose is it? Who radicalised them or rather what was radicalised: The person or what has been culturally inculcated into them by the people they naturally trust from infancy: their parents and religious elders?
What these say must be right, since they would NEVER teach me anything but what is rightfully true. Just like their native tongue is the only one that makes sense to them, so it is with what has been culturally uploaded into their very being via that language.
All excuses notwithstanding, humans become who and what they are by what they have learned from others and experience, subject to genetic potential.
From birth to early teens, children in an Islamic family*, for instance, are subject
to intensive education and training. The entire history of Islam, the conquests,
the Crusades, triumphs and defeats generate lifelong attitudes that need little radicalisation
to be a potent motive force for actions considered righteous within the culture,
but frequently defined by others as terrorism.
* occurs in all cultures, but now - 21st Century - Islam is the centre of global attention.
To the Palestinians the Jews are the terrorists to whom in turn the Palestinians are the terrorists. Terrorism, victimisation, ethnic cleansing, heroism, victory, defeat has been the lot of almost all cultures somewhere in the chronological nooks and crannies of the past. Time to give it a rest.
Let's recycle our rear vision mirrors into farsightedness for a measure of peace and happiness we all desire, need and are fundamentally entitled to.
Children are born with a natural sense of fairness and justice from infancy, which is subsequently conscripted by parents and teachers within the confines of a culture. They are thus entirely responsible for the radicalisation of what they had taught their innocent, impressionable young,
Christianity in all its woundrous ways and manifestations, including Islam, need to be removed from human society for peace and cooperative endeavours to finally have a chance.
Our Creator and owner of the Planet has nothing to do with all of this nonsense.
No religion ever anywhere in the universe at His initiative.
Tribal heads simply commandeer Him to support their ambitions for power over populations hammered into submission by: God is with us.
What else is there?
Why, the complete end to radicalisation through the removal of cultural divisions,
attendant mindsets and perhaps meandering through this website to find out more.
Humanity in diverse colours and shapes will soon be the only race on earth.