End time games
Below is a longer text I called End Time Games, from which I
am going to publish another chapter every day, Insch Allah
End time games
Man strives for redemption, that is due to his dual character in this world and the resulting “imperfection”. There is no religion, no matter how “primitive”, that has not designed an image of the end times and world renewal. The motives are always the same: good fights evil. We are all born into these notions of the end times, they determine our existence, but what few people are aware of. Today there are some foundations of these end-time designs, which are mainly shaped by two religions, Jewish and Christianity. In this matrix, eschatology has developed to this day and is always reinterpreted by historical events and interpretative currents. In my text I will deal with the formative phenomena of this “apocalyptic matrix” 1, which today mutate into a kind of controlled end-time game. One of the most important events that determine the matrix today is the Holocaust and the founding of Israel. Add to that the fulfillment of wars and epidemics, even the scenarios of a nuclear war. 2nd
The atheistic substitute religion
We live in a time when Western European people apparently no longer need religion. At least that's how he sees himself. Most Germans see themselves today as atheists. Religion supposedly had no business in politics, according to the agenda of a secular state like that of the FRGermany. In fact, however, man does not seem to be able to do without the transcendent and without something that is higher than the profane, and no state without a myth and rite.
Could the Holocaust have become a substitute religion, since it now has everything a religion needs: a creed, priests (Zionists), an increase in the victim (6 million and its singularity), martyrs, punishment for so-called denial, as at the time of the Inquisition, rites and places of worship, a religious center (Yad Vashem) and "redemption" through the formation of Israel etc. etc.?
Ex-President Gauck once aptly grasped this by exposing the Holocaust as a substitute religion that defies prudence and is exaggerated. Is this the religion of modern atheism, in which not God is worshiped, but his negation, the evil that makes us shiver?
“There is a clear trend towards the Holocaust becoming more and more private. This happens when the events of the German murder of the Jews are exaggerated into a uniqueness that is ultimately beyond understanding and analysis. Obviously, certain milieus of post-religious societies are looking for the dimension of absoluteness, for the element of shivering before the unspeakable. Since the non-religious lacks the summum bonum - God - absolute evil takes its place, which makes the viewer shiver. ”3
In order to give the whole its meaning for the legitimation of Israel, the Holocaust is exaggerated as a "singular event" and with repetitive rituals, victim and guilt confessions. It is actually not a bad thing to remember certain events and to have days of remembrance and also to remember victims of tyranny and racism, but can this kind of exaggeration be justified by the claim to singularity? It is not difficult to postulate that there are peoples who have suffered similarly or more than the Jews, such as the Iranians, who lost around 12 million people in a British genocide. 4 Genocides run through the history of mankind as long as it exists; unfortunate as catastrophic and unnecessary such events may be. Such machinations reveal the worst in people. And there are countless peoples here in the West and also in the United States who have never apologized for their atrocities and crimes against humanity during colonialism and slavery.
Also, no one has apologized to the Iraqi people for using nuclear ammunition against them.
No other community or people has ever been able to elevate its victims to such a cult status, which gives them a free ticket for their unlawful acts against the Palestinians, and no other people has accepted the role of perpetrator as much as the Germans, to whom it was even committed is imposed as an inheritance. But there are hardly any other peoples, like the Germans and the Jewish collective, who express themselves so brutally condescendingly about their own victims.
So there are quite devout Jews who see the exaggeration and instrumentalization of the Holocaust similar:
“First of all, we don't name the Holocaust with Zionist terms that were invented to justify the occupation of the country and to proclaim a state. Our view of things is simple: In the course of our 2000-year exile, we have endured a lot of suffering and death. Nevertheless, we generally enjoyed the hospitality of our hosts, for which we are grateful. As religious Jews we recognize the commandments of the Almighty in every situation ... First, they shouldn't go out of exile to their own state before the Messiah's arrival. Secondly, they should not rise up against the peoples of the world. ”5
The Holocaust has an impact on the image of God: While the Holocaust symbolized the death of God for some Jews, for others it becomes a new biblical chapter or the fulfillment of sombre prophecies, which one apparently wants to put an end to. Even worse, for some Jewish interpreters it has become the concrete collective punishment of God for their disobedient "people" who assimilated into Europe and neglected their commandments. You don't have to go deep into the Old Testament to find chapters and verses that reflect that thinking. Because if the Jewish collective is attacked by evils, it is written in several places there that their falling away from God is the reason; according to the Old Testament Jewish understanding. And the New Testament eschatological understanding of Judaism cannot deny that Jews should die if they do not recognize the returning Jesus Christ as Savior.
For some rabbis, the sin of their people was to indulge in the teachings of Zionism or even socialism; for others, it was not to have campaigned enough for Zionism and Israel. Micha Brumlik emphasizes: “The Satmar Hasidim were founded before the Holocaust - by Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, who advocated the philosophy of history that the Holocaust, the murder of six million European Jews, was God's punishment for Zionism and assimilation. "5 For others, it is even a" divine surgery ", which has led to the" annihilation of a rotten culture (that of the assimilated) in the service of national rebirth ".6
Another important theological theory represents the rabbi Ignaz Maybaum. He refers to the book of Isaiah 7 and sees in the mass murder of the Jews the promising sacrifice of the Jewish people as a collective; the servant of God, who sacrifices himself for his people without grumbling and thus washes them away from their sins. "The Jewish people actually became the" suffering servant "of Isaiah, they suffer for the sins of the world, Maybaum writes," ... in Auschwitz the Jews suffered on behalf of the sins of mankind. "9
This interpretation becomes even more important because it leads directly to the religious legitimation of the State of Israel.
Only Christians have the claim in Jesus Christ to have found this Messiah, the servant of God, who took his sins through his death, because they too invoke Isaiah. More than ever, there is a deep conflict between Jewish and Christian understanding that shapes global politics.
3 https://blog.zeit.de/stoerungsmelder/201...ser-gauck_80872 https://blog.zeit.de/stoerungsmelder/201...oser-gauck_8087
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