Render not to the imperium glory [Mk 11]
We must never forget that the Pharisees were religious. Very religious. They had zeal for the law: they tried to keep all the commandments and the traditions around the commandments. They wanted a reformation of the liberal priesthood who guarded the temple and were running on the fumes of the Mabaccean reformation two hundred years before. The culture was effete: the nation was occupied.
At the prophesied time they did get the Messiah, who they could not accept, and a number of false messiahs, one of whom led to the rebellion and Titus destroying Jerusalem.
Modern Judaism descends from such.
And so the content of religion matters. Who you worship matters. And I will have no enemies in Christ: there are enough orcs outside the church and Sarumans within.
11:27Again they came to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him 28and said, “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to them, 29“I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin? Answer me.” 31They argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 32But shall we say, ‘Of human origin’?” — they were afraid of the crowd, for all regarded John as truly a prophet. 33So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”
12:1Then he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watchtower; then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. 2When the season came, he sent a slave to the tenants to collect from them his share of the produce of the vineyard. 3But they seized him, and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 4And again he sent another slave to them; this one they beat over the head and insulted. 5Then he sent another, and that one they killed. And so it was with many others; some they beat, and others they killed. 6He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 7But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8So they seized him, killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. 9What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. 10Have you not read this scripture:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
11 this was the Lord’s doing,
and it is amazing in our eyes’?”
12When they realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowd. So they left him and went away.
Are our elite religious? Yes, for you see it in their hatred. Mike Cernovich married a Persian lass. (Not all Persians are Muslim: Cernovich ain’t). He notes that Muslim, particularly Sunni Wahabites, are a clear a present danger.
Twitter and FoxNews are heavily funded by the Saudis, even though the Saudis fund terrorism, enslave women, and imprison gays. None of my liberal friends seem to mind this obvious hypocrisy. Nor do conservatives.
David Heinemeier Hansson said everyone who supports Trump is a Nazi. David Heinemeier Hansson races expensive cars in Qatar, where slavery remains the norm. He’ll share a car with literal rapists and slave owners – as long as they are in the Middle East.
The refugee crisis was caused by American foreign policy, which began under Republican George W. Bush and continued under Barack H. Obama.
Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize his first year in office, and never stopped bombing the world a day since. Liberals rarely complained about this.
I want to write about mindset all day, but there’s now a bulletproof wall being put around the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I lived in Paris with my Persian wife, and we both know why that wall is being built, and it’s not because of Swiss immigrants or “bigoted” Trump supporters.
Every nation I’ve been to with a large Muslim population has security checkpoints at hotels – even the Philippines, which an American wouldn’t at first glance suspect of having a large Muslim population.
People are losing their minds, especially in their hatred of Trump. Many people losing their minds made their fortunes in America.
Listening to people who made millions in America talk about how “my people” are racist is a bit tiresome. If my grandfather, who fought in World War II, created such a bad country, why the rush to come here?
Hateful people call me a race mixer refer to my daughter as a “mud baby.” Others on the left passed my picture around with the caption, “Punch a Nazi.”
Christ will be king. He has earned this: he sacrificed himself for a sinful, broken and damned people. He then conquered death, rose again, and commissioned his disciples to move to the pagans, the gentiles, the lawless, to all nations. This continues to this day.
Our governments are not of God: they are human, and they will be broken. We should not worship them, nor the ideologies that drive them. We should ignore those who think education will deal with the differences between the religions of men and Christ: for the religions of man oppose Christ.
They will try to silence us. They will try to claim the authority of God.
But render this not to the Imperium. Glory belongs to God alone. The true monarch serves the nation. The tyrant does not. Andal the current left are not merely Puritans, they are Tyrannical.
1. To day nothing of Saruman’s slimy minion, Grima Wormtongue
2. Yes, the Jews. You can add stiff necked. He was sent primarily to the Jews, the people of promise, who hoped in the law, and could not be saved by it.