Saturday, May 03, 2008

McCain's Friend John Hagee: Dangerous Lunatic

This is a thousand times more alarming than the nonsense being thrown around about Jeremiah Wright. John Hagee, whose endorsement John McCain sought FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR, is quite frankly a mentally unbalanced lunatic. Some (extensive) excerpts, which I hope the author of the original will forgive:
Beyond Hagee's demonizing of Catholics and Catholicism, pastor Hagee appears radically anti-American to the extent that he hopes and expects, as evidenced by a 2006 Hagee appearance on WHYY's "Fresh Air" radio show and also in Hagee's 2006 best-seller "Jerusalem Countdown", that God will incinerate most Americans now living - with a nuclear strike on America's coastal regions. In 2006 Presidential hopeful John McCain appeared to hold a similar view on possible outcomes of a US war with Iran. In an April 2nd, 2006 appearance on Meet The Press, Senator John McCain, describing to Tim Russert McCain's view of the possible result of a US war with Iran, declared war with Iran "could be Armageddon".

Recently it has
come to light that John Hagee declared "America is under the curse of God" but Hagee has also stated that, in the war he predicts will ensue a US or Israeli attack on Iran, God will punish the majority of Americans living, immolating them in a Russian nuclear strike on America's east and west coasts. Given that Hagee has repeatedly advocated for a US and/or Israeli attack on Iran, and especially in light of enthusiastic adjectives ("thrilling", for example) with which Hagee describes the expected outcome of such an attack on Iran, it logically follows that John McCain endorser Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee hopes and advocates for a US foreign policy course that expects would kill the majority of Americans now alive.
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On the available evidence it is not clear if Hagee expects that the nuclear incineration of what Hagee himself notes would comprise most Americans now living would be "thrilling", whether Hagee feels the "Rapture" which he expects will vacuum him and other "Bible-believing" (fundamentalist) Christians up to Heaven, prior to that nuking, where they can safely look down on the ensuing global carnage, will be "thrilling" or whether Hagee feels that the "Rapture" and the nuking of America would both be "thrilling". [more on Hagee's 'thrilling' worldview]
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A close reading of Hagee's statements and writings shows Hagee's belief closely follow the mainstream view of Apocalyptic Premillennial Dispensationalism, that most Jews in Israel (and presumably along with them most non-Jews as well) will be killed in the train of events and conflicts following "Ezekiel's War". In that view, a "remnant" of Jews who have converted to Christianity, traditionally numbered at 144,000 (12,000 for each of the 12 Tribes of Israel), will survive and will be granted superhuman, divine powers to, acting as what some have termed "super Billy Grahams", will evangelize all humans who have survived the predicted global holocaust.

In his book "Jerusalem Countdown", pastor Hagee states that historical anti-Semitism, culminating in the Holocaust, resulted from God's curse upon Jews, as a people, because of the ancient Jewish worship of idols described in the Bible. In the book Hagee also writes that Hitler and the Nazis were acting as divine agents, to drive European Jews towards Palestine where, per Hagee's view, God appears to demand be their only residence on Earth and where, according to Hagee's apocalyptic theological views, those Jewish settlers will be most killed in the conflict Hagee militates for by advocating an attack on Iran.
The extermination of most of the world's Jews and the conversion of the surving remnant?? Hitler as a divine agent?? A "thrilling" nuclear war which will kill most Americans?? WHAT IN THE HELL IS THIS??
McCain has said he rejects the "offensive parts" of Hagee's beliefs. My question is:
WHICH ONE OF HAGEE'S BELIEFS ISN'T OFFENSIVE TO McCAIN?!?

Jeremiah Wright would have NO influence in an Obama administration. John Hagee would have MAJOR influence in a McCain administration. Draw your own conclusions.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Hagee also appears to hate Muslims who live in the United States. I hope they won't vote for McCain unless he disavows this.

http://evangelicalchristianityisevil.blogspot.com/2008/04/more-hatefull-evangelical-pigs.html