ten years since 1635, the small alpine town of Oberammergau, Germany
has produced a six-hour Passion Play memorializing the final hours
of Jesus Christ. About half the town’s citizens help produce
the play. Amateur actors fill the stage. The citizens are fulfilling
their ancestors’ 375-year-old vow to God to produce the play
every decade since He delivered them from the bubonic plague.
the past two decades, the town has been the stage for a different
kind of passion play. Few places in the world more perfectly present
the drama of Jewish power and aggressive intent to deny public expressions
the past two decades, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League—ever-ready
to stifle any virile expression of Christianity—has taken
its editing scissors to the play’s script. Jewish crimes have
been expunged. Today, the Jews play a bleached and sanitized role
in the death of Christ. (What did Jesus say of the Pharisees? Whitewashed
tombs?) Romans now stand guard outside Jesus’ first entrance
to Jerusalem, “making it clear who is really in control.”
The Jewish high priests debate theology, many siding for Jesus.
The infamous blood oath—“His blood be upon us and our
children”—has been axed from the script. Even Judas,
incredibly, is pure at heart. He wants “to facilitate dialogue
with the priesthood and is duped into betraying Jesus. It is one
of the best roles in the play. When Judas understands that he has
been manipulated, he storms the Temple, demanding Jesus’ release.”
ADL even wrote in a new scene in which Jesus stands outside the
Temple, holds up a Torah scroll and leads His followers in reciting
in Hebrew “ the major Jewish prayer known as "Sh'ma Yisroel"
– "Hear O Israel, the Lord is God the Lord is One."”
Goldman in Forward
says the play
has become a lovely and moving piece of art, now “ less about
Jesus and more a rare chance to experience a legendary tradition.”
He protests that it is no longer anti-Semitic.
for ADL, even the censoring and trashing has not been enough. Its
attended a preview May 8 and reported, “the play continues
to depict damaging stereotypes of Judaism and presents Jewish leadership
as deceitful, legalistic, vindictive and xenophobic." Goldman’s
Forward article explains the locus of the conflict: Jewish
leaders hate the Gospels, basically. Before the 2000 production,
the play’s dramatic advisor tried to convince ADL head Abe
Foxman that the play was about love and redemption. Foxman bitingly
replied, “If you want to give me love and understanding, there
are a lot of other Christian subjects. Give me another play; if
it’s about a Crucifixion in which the Jews kill Christ, you
can never clean it up enough.”
Gospel itself is anti-Semitic and dangerous, as is Christian
evangelism to Jews. His book, Never Again? The Threat of the
New Anti-Semitism, alleges that “with every annual reading
or reenactment of the story of the death of Jesus in Christian churches,
millions of Christians imbibed the notion that the Jews had been
guilty of the worst crime in history. Into our own time, the deicide
libel has been used to justify hatred of Jews and violence against
them, including from Christian pulpits.” Violence from Christian
pulpits even includes the commission to witness to Jews, according
to Foxman, which is seen as attempted genocide of their souls!
leaders, captained by Foxman, have been radically successful in
their assault. In Oberammergau, the gospel has been stripped. Its
testimony is unspeakable in public. A 375-year-old religious tradition—vowed
by a city, to thank God for deliverance—has been knifed of
its content. (What happened to the sovereignty of old culture? What
happened to the sanctity of traditions?) Nothing could more clearly
state unbelieving Jewry’s intent to make the New Testament
itself unspeakable, unacceptable…illegal.
still, it is not enough. This year the ADL
led a 16-page report from interfaith experts, denouncing the
play. They want it decimated completely. The report, “supported
by the American Jewish Committee, B'nai B'rith International and
the National Council of Synagogues,” calls for “a totally
new script using contemporary biblical studies and historical research
in order to eliminate continuing damaging negative stereotypes of
Jews and Judaism.”
is about the Bible, plain and simple. The original passion play
was lifted from the pages of the Christian Scriptures. The text
was taken to the stage. Germans simply dramatized the Pharisees’
vengeful, unrelenting persecution from the book of John; Judas’
ugly, searing betrayal which Matthew witnessed; the Jewish masses’
homicidal contempt, retold by Mark; the agony of Christ, gut-wrenchingly
recorded by Luke. History proves what happened. After Jesus’
return to the Father, Christians were persecuted relentlessly. The
Jewish Talmud, to this day, records Christ as an evil bastard, now
in hell, writhing in boiling semen. (Gittin 56b-57a)
happened is really not debatable. But it is unacceptable to speak.
Anti-Christian Jews can be blamed for nothing. Their leaders must
be portrayed as always wise, balanced, good and moderate. As a people,
they were never xenophobic or legalistic. And they had nothing,
nothing, to do with Jesus’ death. The nails went through His
hands and feet as if by magic. There was no murder.
it interesting? Jewish leaders allow others no such exoneration.
Germany, there is no such convenient bleaching of history. A radically
different situation prevails. There, no one can be free from their
ancestral guilt. No reparations can be enough. It is actually illegal
to deny German blood guilt, their culture of hate, their cries through
complicity of “Gas them! Gas them!” Under Germany’s
Holocaust denial laws, only Jews may revise German history (as in
Oberammergau). A person who even questions the Holocaust can go
to prison. It is illegal to deny the intentional, mechanized murder
of six million Jews. It is illegal even to question the methods
used by the Nazis. In Germany, the streets themselves are painted
with the memories. Black tulips are grown in memorial sites. Every
year on Holocaust Memorial Day the whole of Europe grieves for its
guilt and vows it will never be repeated. A timeline of some of
the billions spent on Holocaust memorials can be seen here: http://timelines.com/topics/holocaust-memorials.
we know, is written by the conquerors. There can be no remaining
doubt about Jewish power in the western world today. Jewish leaders
are the scripters of history and Christians are silent and cowed,
submitting our sacred Gospels and traditions to Jewish scissors
as if they mean nothing.
world would look vastly different if this weren’t true—if
Jews enjoyed less power, if they mourned or even admitted what they
did to Jesus and then to Christians. Picture it.
Jerusalem were Germany, there would be monuments on every corner.
In the concrete graven words would say, “This is where Jewish
crowds jeered Christ up the street…This is where Jews cried,
“Crucify Him.” Plaques and columns would stand between
black tulips to announce, “This is where Steven was stoned
because he was a Christ-follower…Let us never forget…Never
such awareness were alive in the world—if Christians themselves
were vigilant to Jewish antagonism, to the cosmic conflict—perhaps
hate crime laws would not have passed. Perhaps we would not be so
far down the road to criminalizing Christianity. That day is coming
fast, largely because Christians meekly submit to Jewish leaders’
powerful agenda, always defended by the myth of Jewish innocence
and victimhood against the ever-present and irrational “anti-Semitism”
of Christians and Gentiles. We have submitted to this myth. We have
refused to expose the Talmud. Also ADL. We have surrendered the
Gospels to Jewish excising. We have signed contracts when entering
Israel, promising not to evangelize. We have underwritten the Jewish
state with tax donations and religious offerings. We have lionized
the Jewish tradition. We have drunk the Kool-Aid. Even before Jewish
activists took scissors to the crucifixion stories, we ourselves
used White-out on the words of Christ.
ignored His timeless warnings,
careful, be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and
Sadducees. (Matthew 16:6)
to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You
shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not
enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Woe to
you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel
over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes
one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are…
of the concision [the Jews].... For we are the circumcision which
worship God in the Spirit…(Philippians 3:2-3)
problem is that it can’t be had both ways. Stand behind the
Bible or don’t. Accept its warnings—all of them—or
admit you are an unbeliever.
Christians hold to Biblical literalism yet ignore its most vibrantly
relevant truths when they reflect adversely on Judaism. The Bible
explains why Oberammergau has been butchered. It explains why Germany
is lined with blood yet Jerusalem can continue, without censure,
its vendetta against Christianity. Yet Christian leaders themselves
need no coaching to ignore these verses.
they stop this willful blindness, Jewish power will continue to
grow and someday soon the Bible itself will be replaced—like
the Oberammergau script—with the tradition of those who nailed
Jesus to the cross.
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the illogic behind hate laws, read her article “Top
Eleven Reasons You Should Fight Hate Laws.” At www.truthtellers.org
you can also find two 10-minute videos which powerfully explain
the most recent hate crime bills.
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News Rips "Pedophile-Protecting" Hate Bill:
News anchor Megyn] Kelly interviewed Rep. Steve King, who attempted
to amend the hate bill in Judiciary last week to explicitly exclude
pedophiles. King reported how Rep. Alcee Hastings, a pro-hate
bill Democrat, proudly claimed practitioners of 547 paraphilias
listed by the American Psychiatric Association can "live
without fear" once the hate bill is passed.
Kelly also expressed indignation that, while the Democrats acted
to protect pedophiles, they rejected Republican efforts to obtain
similar special protection for war veterans. Especially in times
of unpopular wars, these are common victims of "hate crimes,"
spit upon or attacked because of who they are -- military defenders
of America's freedom...
to Congress Regarding Hate Bills and the False Flag Attack Threat
by America First Books publisher William B. Fox. Two-thirds
down the web page please find the essay "The
Hate Crime Law Concept: It is all very sinister for at least nine
earlier on this same page I comment:
Rev Ted Pike is completely independent from Captain May and myself
in terms of his political and religious views, the threats we
address all stem from the same corrupt power elite. I mention
in my concluding remarks below that this elite “would mobilize
us into domestic tyranny and foreign wars, while distracting us
from economic depression and the groups that brought it about.”
is the real problem, not the lack of more “hate crime”
laws. If anything, we need even more freedom of speech to speak
truth to power, sort out our problems, and develop peaceful strategies
to handle high level malefactors. This is why we urgently need
for members of Congress to not only take a principled stand and
stop all hate crime legislative initiatives, but to also roll
back all the existing hate crime laws currently on the books.
crime laws actually pose a major national security threat. They
condition Americans to feel that certain types of thought are inherently
immoral or illegal, even if they do not result in any form of violence
or infringement on the rights of others.
our articles related to false flag attacks, Capt.
Eric H. May and I have discussed strong evidence that Mossad-CIA
was behind 9-11, the mere "thought" of which would some
day be outlawed once hate crime oversight bureaucracies become firmly
implanted in America. We can expect government hate crime overwatch
entities to experience the usual cancerous growth and abuse of power
that libertarian writer and Presidential candidate Harry Browne
described in his classic book Why
Government Doesn't Work.
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