May 24, 2008

Hagee's Apology Shows True Nature Of Religious Contradiction

"Then god sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter. And the Bible says -- Jeremiah writing -- 'They shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and from the holes of the rocks,' meaning there's no place to hide. And that might be offensive to some people but don't let your heart be offended. I didn't write it, Jeremiah wrote it. It was the truth and it is the truth. How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said my top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel."

-John Hagee, before John McCain inferred that he is whacked out.

Part of Hagee's apology:

"I have devoted most of my adult life to ensuring that there will never be a second Holocaust"

Unless Hagee has now become an agnostic, what he really is saying in his apology is that God can be stopped. Logical conclusions made from his first statement is that God cannot be stopped ("there's no place to hide"), all God has to do is send down another Hitler("hunter"). But in his apology, he seems to blame the Holocaust on anti-semitism. No anti-semitism, no more Holocausts.
Hagee, has stated before that anti-semitism has been an age old punishment from God, because Jews used to worship idols and because they rejected Jesus. So how does Hagee expect to fight anti-semitism?, or more importantly, by fighting anti-semitism isn't he fighting God's will?

As Edward Current states in one of his latest videos: "If you have to believe one thing when you read one part of the bible, and the opposite when you read another part, so be it"

The whole video (the guy cracks me up):

You know what is great about atheism? There are no contradictions. There isn't anything out there that doesn't have a secular explanation.


  1. The saddest thing about Hagee is that he does (or at least did) have some support from certain American Jewish quarters, from those that seem to believe at any support of Israel must also be good support. I have a YouTube where he speaks to an AIPAC conference, in that typical fire and brimstone and slightly Hitleresque manner of his, to massive applause by the audience. Sad.

    Mountebanks and self-styled "reverends" and "ministers" like Hagee should be isolated and excoriated until they deserve redemption. Or until they're six feet under, whatever comes first.

  2. Hagee. Hah! Did you read Matt Taibi's article on Hagee? It is hysterical.

  3. no wonder Christians are treated worse than atheists in Israel and most communities of ethnic and cultural Jews. not all Christians are militant, bur the ones that are give the other ones a bad name. Both Christians and Muslims should try to convince both religious and irreligious Jews as well as irreligious Gentiles that not all of them are militant not by trying to say it, but by speaking out and standing against militants of their own faiths. It will be more effective to convince those who believe that they are militant too.

  4. Is it possible to feel a little sorry for people like Hagee?

    They don't deny the Holocaust, yet somehow they have to fit it into a universe where God is good and everything somehow serves God's purpose.

    Jewish sensitivities are the least of their worries. Let doubt creep in and the Big Bad Man will torture them.

    BTW, godless sunday, thanks for the Matt Taibbi article.