Editor’s note: TOO is committed to posting authors with different perspectives. We have posted several articles defending the viability of Christianity as a religion capable of mounting a viable ethnic defense. (See, e.g., here and here.) Nevertheless, it is clear that many contemporary forms of Christianity are problematic from the standpoint of ethnic defense. Here Rob Lonaker discusses Christian Zionism.
Jewish organizations beguile Christians in various ways, including leading them (1) to ignore Jewish mistreatment of Palestinians; (2) to believe Israel’s interests are more important than America’s and are morally sufficient to wage unprovoked wars; and (3) to pay Jews’ travel expenses for aliyah, their immigration to Israel.
Christian Zionists believe that Jews are the primary chosen people of God, Christians being the secondary, and that the elevation of Israel’s interests above all else is a prerequisite to the occurrence of wonderfully desirable end-time events: Armageddon, the “rapture,” the Apocalypse, and the second coming of Christ.
In Matt Parrott’s interview of Kevin MacDonald, both gentlemen lament (at 30:00) the exploitation of Christian Zionists by the Israel Lobby. If indeed the Old Testament represents a blueprint for a Jewish group evolutionary strategy based on a return to worldly power in a Jewish state, it is not surprising that it would contain passages that support Jewish interests. Elsewhere, MacDonald has noted that
there is a fascinating history (see, e.g., here) that suggests but falls short of proof that early Zionists like Samuel Untermeyer were important in promoting and publicizing the work of C. I. Scofield, whose annotated Bible, published by Oxford University Press in 1909, is the basis of Christian Zionism. In any case, the above source discusses footnotes to the Scofield Bible added in 1967 that emphasize Zionist aims. For example, “For a nation to commit the sin of anti-Semitism brings inevitable judgment.” ”God made an unconditional promise of blessing through Abram’s seed to the nation of Israel to inherit a specific territory forever.” “It has invariably fared ill with the people who have persecuted the Jew, well with those who have protected him. The future will still more remarkably prove this principle.” (Footnotes to Genesis 12:3)
Mr. Parrott raised the idea that Christians may be the most effective persons to convince their Christian Zionist brethren, on theological grounds, that they are wrong to be co-opted by Jewish interests.
But that approach is problematic.
Other Christians who would attempt to show Christian Zionists the error of their ways say essentially this to them:
You are correct to believe that god, heaven, and hell exist; that the Bible is God’s holy word; and that he must be obeyed. But you need not assist Jewish efforts to hasten the end of the world and Christ’s return.
The problem is that quibbling over acceptance of a thousandth Biblical fantasy, while indulging the delusion that the first 999 such fantasies are true, is like saying, “Hobbits exist, but they wear red fairy boots, not the blue ones Tolkein asserted.”
Through his fantasy novel, Tolkein invented hobbits, so he gets the final word on what they wear. If you believe in the world of The Hobbit, you are stuck with their blue boots.
Similarly, the Bible really does declare that some events involving Jews will occur at the alleged end of the world before Christ purportedly returns to Earth. Assuming the Bible is truly the word of God, in many respects Christian Zionism stands on solid doctrinal ground.
But so what? Rather than argue that Christian Zionists have misinterpreted certain Bible passages, why not take a critical, rational approach? Based on its tales of impossibility, its contradictions, and the lack of evidence for all its supernatural claims, the Bible is false. Its historical narrative is replete with inaccuracy, anachronism, and unadulterated balderdash.
The sooner we recognize the Bible’s falsity and its use to enthrall gullible masses, the sooner we can face with open eyes how Europeans and Americans are misled by Jewish interests in myriad areas, such as media, finance, immigration, multiculturalism, suppression of free speech, and yes, religion.
Sure, the Bible contains nice poetry, elegant prose, and occasional moral lessons. But it is also filled with descriptions of a vengeful, jealous, arbitrary, and capricious god who condones slavery, genocide by Jews, and child murder and rape by Jews, for starters.
Of Poseidon, Thor, Zeus, and Apollo, Richard Dawkins wrote, “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
My parallel: Most Christians are suckered by many Jewish myths in the Bible. Christian Zionists just go a few paragraphs further.
Rob Lonaker (email him) is a pseudonym of a lawyer and scientist.