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llotter
03-22-2012, 09:08 AM
“If I were the devil, I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree—Thee. So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first—I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to pray after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…’

And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors on how to lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

If I were the devil I’d soon have families that war with themselves, churches that war that themselves, and nations that war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flame. If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, and neglect to discipline emotions—just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.

Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography—soon I could evict God from the courthouse, and then the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls, and church money. If I were the devil I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.

If I were the devil I’d take from those, and who have, and give to those wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. What do you bet I could get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich? I would question against extremes and hard work, and Patriotism, and moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging more fun, that what you see on the TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure. In other words, if I were to devil I’d keep on doing on what he’s doing. Paul Harvey, good day.”

Soflasnapper
03-22-2012, 11:48 AM
So, Mr. Harvey thought the Devil overlooked the country for the first 176 years, from 1789 to 1965 (or so long before that as 100 years or more)? When we were so obviously born into sin as a country, seizing the land from its previous inhabitants using genocidal means, and slave and child labor to gain its fruits?

Even George Washington said in private letters that there were those in this country from the overseas conspiracy of what he called the Jacobins, who had penetrated Masonic lodges here. Also known as the Bavarian Illuminati, founded by Adam Weishaupt in the very year of our Declaration of Independence, 1776.

Money became the false idol god of this country long before 1965, Mr. Harvey. Of COURSE, as we follow a false god generally as a people, we fall further and further down the gutter of our country's complete failure and disgrace.

cushioncrawler
03-22-2012, 03:12 PM
All i need this morning iz to see ph's sort of devil krapp.
mac.

Etymology
Devil is a synonym for Satan / Ha-Satan, which descends from the Middle English devel, from Old English dēofol, that in turn represents an early Germanic borrowing of Latin diabolus (also the source of "diabolical"). This in turn was borrowed from Ancient Greek diábolos (διάβολος), "slanderer",[5] from diaballein "to slander": dia- "across, through" + ballein "to hurl". In the New Testament, "Satan" occurs more than 30 times in passages alongside diábolos (Ancient Greek for "the devil"), referring to the same person or thing as Satan.

Accounts in the Abrahamitic religionsJudaismIn mainstream Judaism there is no concept of a devil like in mainstream Christianity or Islam. Texts make no direct link between the serpent that tempts Eve in the Garden of Eden from Genesis and references to a Satan in the first book of Chronicles[3] and in Job.[4] In Hebrew, the biblical word ha-satan (השָׂטָן) means "the adversary"[6] or the obstacle, or even "the prosecutor" (recognizing that God is viewed as the ultimate Judge). As much as the Devil exists in any form of Judaism, his role is as an adversary and an accuser which is assigned rather than assumed.

Soflasnapper
03-22-2012, 04:33 PM
True enough, which is why Christians secretly use the Zooastrian or Manichean other half of the dualist creation, Ahriman, as the actual archetype for the devil.

Christian Gnostics used JHVH for that same purpose (yes, THAT JHVH!), considering that Jesus and Gnosis were sent to free the world from the false, inferior Demiurge, JHVH, who'd created the material world (which we were best off leaving for the spiritual realms more suited to our immortal non-material souls).

llotter
03-22-2012, 04:34 PM
An epiphany in my life was the realization that since it is pretty obvious that evil exists it is just as likely that God exists.

DiabloViejo
03-22-2012, 07:37 PM
Mathematical Proof that Barney is Satan

Given: Barney is a CUTE PURPLE DINOSAUR
Prove: Barney is Satanic

The Romans had no letter 'U' and used 'V' instead for printing, meaning the Roman representation for Barney would be:

CVTE PVRPLE DINOSAVR
Extracting the Roman numerals, we have:

C V V L D I V
Decimal Equivalents are:

100 5 5 50 500 1 5
Adding those numbers produces: 666

666 is the number of the beast.

Therefore, Barney is Satan.

Barney and Friends Satanic Message! (http://youtu.be/y5zSxV_RQZM)

Stretch
03-22-2012, 09:23 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Mathematical Proof that Barney is Satan

Given: Barney is a CUTE PURPLE DINOSAUR
Prove: Barney is Satanic

The Romans had no letter 'U' and used 'V' instead for printing, meaning the Roman representation for Barney would be:

CVTE PVRPLE DINOSAVR
Extracting the Roman numerals, we have:

C V V L D I V
Decimal Equivalents are:

100 5 5 50 500 1 5
Adding those numbers produces: 666

666 is the number of the beast.

Therefore, Barney is Satan.

Barney and Friends Satanic Message! (http://youtu.be/y5zSxV_RQZM)
</div></div>

OMG! Lets hope Fox dosn't get this information, or it'll be all over the news along with Bert and Ernie are Gay. lol St.

cushioncrawler
03-22-2012, 11:24 PM
Praps we are all from satan.
And satan invented the God story and Jesus etc just to giv Good God the shits.
And now Good God iz running around trying to fix things.
Praps Good God invented atheists to try to thwart satan's plans. Seeing az God duznt really exist.
mac.