We’ve been listening to our masters. Transcendental, beyond the ordinary, Webster’s: beyond the contingent and accidental in human experience, but not beyond human knowledge—whoops! Bad news for Obama in New York City’s special election.
What keeps people fearing change, religious zealots scheming how to wipe out all who disagree, collective bargaining taking unfair advantage, supposed “rights” to cradle to grave security, none of which rises above the ordinary, in one word, it is the orthodoxy, self-appointed masters of deceit.
The Jew’s big problem can be traced to Joshua, who told his following, “Until the Lord have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also hath possessed the land which the Lord giveth: then you shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the Lord’s servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising” (Joshua 1:15). The land of your possession has been the question the world has put to Jews for thousands of years.
In the Bible, the walls of Jericho came tumbling down. God doesn’t order that walls come tumbling down. The orthodoxy in charge of making and keeping the law is only intended to be the referee. Under “Higher Law,” the orthodoxy is only permitted to see that the individual does not violate other individual’s rights. It is self-evident that all men are created equal. God doesn’t promise people land, or anything tangible. God’s spirit resides in everyone. When everyone knows, Muslims, Jews, and Christians, there will be peace.
Not anymore than God promises any religion land, history proves that God does not choose Jews to be in possession of a land. It’s the orthodoxy speaking, one orthodoxy in opposition to another, leading the world into one war after another. The orthodoxy does not speak for God. A few years after Jesus’ crucifixion, the Romans destroyed the temple and took the Jews to Rome as slaves.
The prophet Habakkuk, at the end of the Old Testament, lamenting what had taken place, said, “O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!” On July 11, 2011, the UN, the US, the EU, and Russia meeting to decide Israel’s fate—without Israel’s participation—and Israel’s President Netanyahu saying it isn’t going to happen, there you have it! Is America a Promised Land? No, God does not save a Promised Land for Americans or for Jews, nor does Netanyahu, nor does any orthodoxy. Israel does not have “squatters’ rights,” and the same for Palestine. So get over it! Nations come and go. God has nothing to do with this disagreement. It’s all manmade. What we need and don’t have is the idea Jesus left us: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.” If we would follow Jesus’ teaching, we would live together in peace and prosperity.
We conceive of the way things happen and then attempt to make the pieces all fit, science with mathematics, theology with the supernatural, the makers and keepers of the law with some desirable end in mind—in all cases the chicken before the egg. Do you want World War III? America, wake up. External factors are leading to your demise. The kingdom of God is internal.