DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:25 P.M.) – Islamic State released 18 revolting images on Saturday showcasing the summary execution and decapitation of a handful of captive Iraqi soldiers, supposedly members of the Popular Mobilisation Units and Iraqi Army along with a spy.
According to Amaq Agency, the largest ISIS propaganda outlet, the gruesome beheading incident happened in Diyala province of eastern Iraq, a region neighbouring Iran. ISIS militants were otherwise thought to be largely expelled from this area.
The photos are not for the faint-hearted; viewer discretion is advised.
Dave Rubin said:
THE ORIGIN OF SATANISM
According to the biblical paradigm, the Creator of the Universe became the God of Israel when he chose the Hebrews. But according to biblical scholarship, the historical process was the reverse: it is the god of Israel who became the Creator of the Universe. This process, which was only completed during the Persian period, was not so much due to a progress in metaphysical thought as to a political cunning. The book of Ezra betrays a calculated effort from the Levites to confuse, in the mind of the Persians, “the god of Israel who resides in Jerusalem” (7:12–15) with the “God of heaven” whom the Persians also called Ahura Mazda, with the aim of obtaining the support of the Persian king for their theocratic project in Palestine.
In Ezra, only the kings of Persia, in the various edicts attributed to them, recognize Yahweh as “the God of Heaven,” while in the rest of the text, Yahweh is merely “the god of Israel”. The same can be observed in the book of Daniel, when Nebuchadnezzar, impressed by the gifts of Daniel’s oracle, prostrates himself and exclaims:
“Your god is indeed the God of gods, the Master of kings” (Daniel 2:47).
Such passages give away, for those willing to see it, the deepest secret of Judaism, which is the key to understanding the relationship of Judaism to universalism:
Yahweh is really the god of the Jews, while Gentiles are led to believe that he is the supreme and only God.
“In the heart of any pious Jew, God is a Jew,” confirms Maurice Samuel in You Gentiles (1924). (1)
This secret is not a fully conscious thought for most Jews; it is more like a family secret running unconsciously through generations. Nevertheless, it is the binding force of the Jewish people, and I am reminded of Carl Jung’s remark that secrets:
“are of vital importance on the primitive level, for the shared secret serves as a cement binding the tribe together. Secrets on the tribal level constitute a helpful compensation for lack of cohesion in the individual personality.”(2)
As he usurped the majesty of the Heavenly Father of all mankind, Yahweh in no way lost his character as a military god bent on looting and slaughtering the enemies of his only chosen people. Against the Babylonians, his sword is expected to “devour until gorged, until drunk with their blood” (Jeremiah 46:10). Against the Edomites, “it is greasy with fat” (Isaiah 34:6).
If Yahweh had remained a tribal god from the desert, he would simply be recognized as particularly primitive and cruel; perhaps a demon escaped from hell through an Arabian volcano. But his successful claim to be honored as the true and only God is the biggest sham in human history, and a civilizational disaster of incomparable magnitude.
It is ultimately responsible for the spread of atheism in the West. As long as Christians were discouraged from reading the Old Testament, they were not much disturbed by it. As soon as it became widely available, it started corroding Christianity. Philosophers like Voltaire had an easy job denigrating Christianity by quoting the Old Testament:
“Never was common sense attacked with so much indecency and fury” (Sermon of the Fifty).
Rather without God than with such a God, became the logical and morally decent thinking.
“The finest trick of the devil, Charles Baudelaire wrote, is to persuade you that he does not exist” (Paris Spleen).
Perhaps he was mistaken. His finest trick, I believe, is to convince the world that he is God.
(1)Maurice Samuel, You Gentiles, New York, 1924 (archive.org), pp. 74–75.
(2)Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflexions, Pantheon Books, 1963, p.
Source: Laurent Guyenot
allan w massey said:
Why does the world accept these garbage people????