Cue ‘Carmina Burana’

This all started with my fixation with ‘Rapture Ready’. I have to admit I have checked that site at least once a month for as long as I can remember. Unlike so many others among us on the web there is a purity to the sincerity of the effort that keeps the Rapture Index up to date. I have had occasional dialogue with Terry, the primary force behind the site as far as I can tell, and I’ve never had the urge to whip out Sarcasticus on him. This doesn’t mean that I don’t frequently find the site simultaneously hilarious and disturbing. There is a Death-Cult aspect to all this Rapture fixation that I find very creepy and Anti-Life in nature. The purpose of humanity was not to invent cars and then disappear. I do not wish to get into a discussion of what the purpose of humanity may or may not be but it certainly is not that. There seems to be a deep seated fantasy amongst these Rapturists that when they depart this globe there shouldn’t be anyone here after them. I find this a pathologically narcissitic wish that turns itself away from the potential future of humanity and the unseen glories of Creation. Our species has only just begun to understand how vast the Universe really is and how the forces that brought this moment to be may have worked, and it seems these Rapturists would deem our tasks finished and the Creation over. Our task as given in Genesis was to name all the living things and that task is not complete here on Earth and we have good reason to suspect there will all sorts of new things that need naming on other worlds. If we pursue that task enthusiastically we may be able to postpone Judgement Day for a very long time.

Anyway. I was reading ‘RR’ and I came across what at first seemed a completely lunatic screed by Jack Kelly. And upon reflection and research I still believe it is a completely lunatic screed. However, it is factually accurate. While in Israel, President Bush apparently was supposed to meet with three very important Jewish religious leaders who were to present him with a scroll.  They are the contemporary Sanheidrin and they basically were trying to bully Bush into not recognizing any Palestinian state, but the religious overtones of the way they did it are really peculiar. It was addressed to “esteemed Mr. George W. Bush, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, (Ezekiel 38:1) leader of the west.” This is how that personage is referred to in the next verse;     1 “Son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. 

Gog. The Rabbis just called Bush Gog. And ‘Rapture Ready’ told me.  Gog, of course, shows up in that grand finale of all grand finales, Revelation. Jack Kelly is freaking out because a bunch of Sanheidrin have just called George W Bush Gog. Of course, the Rabbis wouldn’t have the same appreciation for the reference in Revelation that Jack Kelly and other Rapturists have, but that won’t make a difference in how it’s interpreted. It’s totally hilarious no matter how you look at it. Also, it’s scary as hell when you think that Bush actually believes this stuff and considers himself a divine agent of sorts.   

One Response to “Cue ‘Carmina Burana’”

  1. Given that Revelation is arguably about the Roman Empire, the comparison of Bush and Nero makes this even more interesting…

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