On Friday the US stopped a United Nation’s effort to make the volatile Middle East a safer place by making it a nuclear free zone. The reason for this potentially deadly and destructive move was not for the benefit of America or Americans, but was for the benefit of the Jewish state of Israel and the US politicians from both parties who benefit greatly from the warmongering Israel lobby. Just as the US war against Iraq was for Israel’s security and had nothing at all to do with America’s interests, so this move was done to protect Israel and it’s growing arsenal of nuclear weapons of mass destruction. There is absolutely no just reason for the US to block such an important improvement to the Middle East and to the world.
Israeli PM Netanyahu, who is currently working hard to get the US into a war with Iran, thanked US Secretary of State John Kerry for blocking the move to make the Middle East a nuclear free zone. Netanyahu said, “The United States kept its commitment to Israel by preventing a Middle East resolution that would single out Israel and ignore its security interests and the threats posed to it by an increasingly turbulent Middle East.” Perhaps the reason Israel feels singled out is because the Jewish state of Israel is the ONLY nation in the Middle East that has nuclear WMD? And, perhaps, the reason the Middle East is so turbulent is due to Israel and the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament based neocons and the Israel lobby being successful in their efforts to push US politicians to start the war against Iraq which allowed al Qaeda into that country for the first time ever? The current threat from Islamic State is traced back to al Qaeda getting into Iraq after the US politicians started that war.
As a Jewish state, Israel is based on the brutal and foolish Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. This is frequently made clear by Israeli politicians and government officials, with the most recent case being when Israel’s senior diplomat, Tzipi Hotovely, said to Israeli diplomats serving under her, “We need to return to the basic truth of our rights to this country. This land is ours. All of it is ours. We did not come here to apologize for that.” The “truth” she speaks of is not at all a truth of any type. It is instead mere religious nonsense taught in Judaism. She derived this “truth” from a medieval rabbi who is famous among religious Jews for his commentary on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the Talmud, Shlomo Yitzchaki, aka, Rashi. She said, “Rashi says the Torah opens with the story of the creation of the world so that if the nations of the world come and tell you that you are occupiers, you must respond that all of the land belonged to the creator of world and when he wanted to, he took from them and gave to us.” Since this was written long before the creation of the current Jewish state of Israel, and since it references the nonsensical Bible myth of the Hebrew/Jewish god creating the entire world, this would indicate she believes Israel should rule the entire world. This twisted mind-set is evident in many parts of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament such as Isaiah 60:12 which has God saying that any Gentile nation that will not serve the Jewish state of Israel “shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.” (I used to think Zionist Christian con-man Pat Robertson was crazy when he said Israel should rule all the land the Bible claims God gave to the Jews which includes parts of Iraq and Syria all the way down to parts of Egypt. However, Rashi and Hotovely take the cake with our entire planet! Judaism and the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament strongly promote the sick belief of Jewish superiority.)
The religious violence infecting the Middle East and which is spilling over to other parts of our world makes it very clear that Deism is needed right now! With all four of the Abrahamic “revealed”/hearsay religions having “holy” scriptures which promote religious violence, we need to educate people to the fact that God has nothing at all to do with the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the New Testament, the Quran or the Book of Mormon. Deism can, and does, help people who are currently trapped in a man-made “revealed”/hearsay religion free themselves from it. And, thankfully, as the American founder and Deist Thomas Paine pointed out, “The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” This guarantees the victory of reason over fear-based superstitions and damaging religious nonsense.
Bob Johnson is a freelance writer in the Tampa area of Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after a stint in Marine Corps infantry and reading Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason he became a Deist.
In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists, and in 1996 he launched the first website devoted to Deism. He is the author of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion, Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. He has also written the introduction to Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and Principles of Nature by Elihu Palmer.