Thoughts About Fundamentalism

The following is a photo of President Bush junior holding a prayer meeting at the White House shortly after 9/11, led in prayer by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (I know, you couldn’t make this stuff up, could you):

Led in prayer by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, right, President George W. Bush joins his Cabinet as they bow their heads Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, before beginning their meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Photo by Eric Draper, Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library

Here’s a photo of President Obama also holding a prayer meeting in the White House:

Since 9/11 both Presidents have been responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people (some estimates say that it’s approaching 20 million people slaughtered). You could gasp for breath here, but we still have to get onto President Trump, who must surely be the final President of what is known as the ‘United States of America’. Trump pays lip service to Christian fundamentalism (Trump is just a clown), and his government is riddled with religious extremists, not least his Vice President Mike Pence (be careful what you wish for when you want to get rid of Trump), and of course the American government is almost entirely controlled by a foreign set of religious headcases known as Zionists. I’m now going to lay out here what the Presstitutes will never tell you. It’s all true (go look it up):

The latter part of the 20th century, leading into the 21st century, saw an unexpected rise in religious extremism, be it Muslim suicide bombers at one end of the scale, to the bombing of abortion clinics by Protestant fundamentalists at the other. In the 1950s and 1960s religion became increasingly marginalised by science and reason; but then in the 1970s and 1980s it came to the fore once more. Religious people realised that they had the power to fight back against secularism and modernity. Fundamentalism largely stems from fear, in much the same way that secularism does, and is a reaction against a changing world that’s often hard to understand.

In recent times the spirtual side of humanity has been somewhat surpressed by scientific rationalism, a rationalism which has been so successful in the western world that it’s now generally believed that reason is the only avenue to truth; whereas in more traditional societies reason was seen as complimentary to myth, which was another way of looking at reality from a more spiritual, intuitive, mystical angle. With regard to this different kind of truth, you can make a comparison to art. You can’t say what a piece of music by Mozart is about, or prove why it works, but it is telling you something, it is affirming something. Likewise you can’t look at religious doctrine in a rational way, because reason and science does not really address questions of ultimate meaning. Tragedy is a good example. When something tragic happens we are more likely to console ourselves with things like poetry or music, or weeping with a friend, rather than turning to reason for answers.

American Protestant fundamentalism was the first to surface in modern times. Early in the 20th century the Protestant began reading religious scripture in a literal way, as though it were scientific fact. Before then, people read scripture in a more allegorical, mystical way. Islamic fundamentalism didn’t come along until later in the 20th century. The West looks at the Ayatollas & Co as some throwback to medieval times, but this is not the case. In the past very few Muslim women wore a veil. The clothed from head to toe stuff is quite a recent interpretation of Islam. In fact you could say that modern fundamentalism has become a complete distortion of religion, because the cornerstone of all of the world’s great faiths is compassion; love thy neighbour and all that. Fundamentalist theology, be it Protestant or Islamic or whatever, is one of rage, resentment and revenge.

And this is what runs the United States of America at the moment, along with good ole greed.

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42 Responses to Thoughts About Fundamentalism

  1. JOML says:

    Hi Rob, having had two family bereavements this week, I can see how some can fall into religion. However, my preference is for music and language… it’s simpler and more real.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QKfp7_G7UlQ

    • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

      John, two bereavements in one week is an awful lot to cope with. I hope you’re getting through it all ok.

      With regard to the YouTube link, you know that I don’t speak Gaelic, but thanks as always for the wonderful music.

  2. freddy says:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/western-allies-plan-white-helmets-evacuation-from-syria/

    well, well, well, the White Helmet Head-Chopping-False Flag merchants
    are about to be caught in Animal Assad’s Trap, he will torture them into letting on who has been funding them.
    This is BIG

    • freddy says:

      A good question for Israel/Jordan/USA
      is why have the Islamic State been allowed to hold land adjacent to Israeli-held Golan/Jordan/UNDOF
      https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/mission/undof

      • freddy says:

        Damascus, SANA- Syria has affirmed that the US funds for and attempts to shore up the “White Helmets” organization has shamelessly exposed its relationship to a terrorist organization, contrary to its claims of fighting terrorism.

        “The Syrian Arab Republic condemns the recent US decision to provide USD 6.6 million in financial aid to the White Helmets terrorist organization,” the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

        The Ministry added that Syria considers the US decision, which smacks of public funding for terrorism, a blatant embodiment of the support given by the US, France, UK and other countries to the multiple forms of terrorism witnessed by Syria since 2011.
        http://sana.sy/en/?p=140819

        The White Helmets were started by the United Kingdom,
        they are part of the workings of regime change
        planned for Syria.

  3. freddy says:

    Islamic State fanatic guilty of planning to behead Theresa May and attack Parliament
    https://www.rt.com/uk/433661-isis-terrorist-theresa-may/

    An Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist has been found guilty of plotting a suicide attack on Downing Street with an explosive-filled Argos rucksack. He also planned to behead Prime Minister Theresa May.

    Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from Finchley in north London, said he wanted to carry out an attack on Parliament and kill the Tory leader.

    he will not be getting out for quite a time.

  4. freddy says:

    White Helmets now being moved by Israel, into Israeli-held Golan.

  5. freddy says:

    https://www.rt.com/news/433924-white-helmets-evacuation-israel/

    I expect Putin has agreed this with The Donald, in Helsinki, this will be to stop Trump blasting Syria with hundreds of Raytheon Tomahawk Missiles, as he has done, twice before.

    It would be very embarrassing for The Coalition of the Willing to have The Whiote Helmets parraded on television, being questioned about where they got their money, where they got their orders and what terror they got up to.
    It would also be interesting to see what proportion of The White Helmets were Syrian?

  6. freddy says:

    Macron’s Regime in trouble
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44917421
    police brutality is never good
    neither is collusion

    Macron is going to take a big hit
    from this – he did nothing.

    • freddy says:

      Hi Rob, have you got over your chest infection, yet?
      The White Helmets are apparently non-partisan, they are not armed, they just help people.
      If this is true, you would think they would be pleased that the “Civil” War in Syria is coming to a conclusion.
      Why run away?
      Why not stay and help your country rebuild?

      • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

        Hi Freddy. Thanks for asking about my health. I’m over the chest infection now (and I’m afraid I’m back on the roll-ups) but my health is still not 100% because of some other issues.

        Last week, with regard to politics, was the craziest I’ve ever witnessed (and I’m now 54 years old). It’s getting to the stage where it’s difficult to comment on such madness.

        With regard to the White Helmets, if you haven’t already seen it, the first ten minutes or so of today’s UK Column I thought made some good points…

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lphynvUJyk

        • freddy says:

          Hi Rob, it was 32 degrees C where I live in the South of England, yesterday, we were promised a mega-rain-event-it did not happen.
          Some are suggesting Macron lives with a gay lover.
          If that were true, would the French people mind?

  7. freddy says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/24/syrian-fighter-jet-shot-down-by-israel-over-golan-heights

    So a Syrian Government aircraft flies from Tiyas Military Airbase, towards the Islamic State Enclave in Yarmouk Valley in The Golan. It is downed by missiles fired from Israeli held Golan.

    This is hotting up.
    It does show that Israel and the Islamic State are in cahoots.

    Islamic State linked group expands foothold in southern Syria adjacent to Israeli held Golan
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-south/islamic-state-linked-group-expands-foothold-in-southern-syria-near-israel-idUSKBN160007

    • freddy says:

      If the Israeli involvement with Islamic State can be proved, this would be electric, it is at the very least protecting the Yarmouk Valley Enclave of I.S. and is moving through that territory to do clandestine things in Syria, proper. Getting people in and out and much more, I would say.
      What is obvious is that the seven year Syrian “Civil” War, was envisioned by outsiders, was started by outsiders, fuelled by outsiders
      and funded by outsiders.

  8. freddy says:

    Syria, Islamic State Suicide attacks in the south kill dozens
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-44949823
    “Three bombers with explosive belts targeted Sweida city alone while the other blasts hit villages to the north and east,” it said in a statement.

    Let us hope this is the last gasp
    from Islamic State in the South of Syria, close to the borders of Jordan / Israel.

    • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

      Freddy, I tried replying to you on the e-mail address you came from, but the address bounced me. Here’s what I tried to say to you:

      Hi Freddy/Michael. This piece from RFI (the French, English language overseas news service) is from early last year, during the French presidential election…

      http://en.rfi.fr/france/20170207-presidential-candidate-macron-laughs-gay-rumors

      Macron was foistered on the French people by the media. Macron is a neo-con puppet, and many people in France are now realising this fact, and the fact that they’ve been conned, yet again. I’m afraid I can’t now say too much about all this, either in this e-mail or on my blog, for fear of endangering what’s now going on. Let’s just say, expect fireworks! A possible re-run of 1789.

      I’m sorry to hear about your health problems (no doubt not helped by the very hot weather). It makes my health problems look tame by comparison. You are 67, and I am 54, and we have different political views. I’d like to think that we can both agree on one thing: we both want to live in a half-way sane society.

      It seems highly likely that before this year is finished there’s going to be some political earthquakes in the western world.

      All the best

      Rob

  9. freddy says:

    According to Israel, Islamic State operatives
    have broken into The Stolen Golan, Israel claims to have bombed them.
    Only last week the Israelis were letting White Helmet operatives in?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-45041731

  10. freddy says:

    Israel seized control of the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War in 1967 and imposed its laws on the territory in 1981, to the serious discontent and condemnation by the international community, particularly by the UN Security Council.

    Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has expressed his full support for the Israeli project to develop the Golan Heights over the next decade, which was earlier written by Deputy Minister Michael Oren, The Jerusalem Post has reported. The plan promises rapid development of the territory and a significant increase in its population, from the current 22,000 people to 100,000.
    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201806061065151648-israel-golan-heights-development/

    It is reported there are massive Methane deposits, under
    The Stolen Golan

  11. freddy says:

    And another one

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45062647

    The youngest woman to be convicted of plotting a terror attack on British soil has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 13 years.

    Safaa Boular, 18, of Vauxhall, London, was convicted of preparing acts of terrorism and attempting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

    She had been groomed online by her IS fighter “husband” who was later killed.

    Boular was part of the UK’s first all-female terror cell with her mother and sister, who were both jailed in June.

    An Old Bailey jury found she had planned to die in a suicide bombing in Syria – but when that was not possible, she hoped to attack the British Museum.

  12. freddy says:

    One of the largest post war terror events was staged in Bologna on
    2 August 1980
    apparently the Italians are still looking into who was behind it?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bologna_massacre

  13. freddy says:

    Bologna

    Now we know people use lorries to hurt other people.
    We know people use gas explosions to hurt other people.
    We know people target transport systems with terror.
    We know Bologna is no stranger to terror explosions.

    Yet, straight away – Terrorism fears were quickly dismissed by local police, who said the cause of the blast was a tanker that exploding after a collision. The tanker was believed to be carrying liquefied petroleum gas.

    Why do the police say such meaningless twaddle?
    Again and again and again, it is said, before anyone could know, that it is not terror.

    https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/major-explosion-on-italian-motorway-sends-fireball-into-the-air/news-story/b7bc9441d1c6b16710586f03eec0e8d1

    If it turns out it was not terror, how can such a dangerous vehicle be allowed to take to the highway, it was a slow speed crash, by the tanker driver.

  14. freddy says:

    It should be virtually impossible for a fuel/chemical road vehicle to explode on crashing.
    If it is O.K. for such a vehicle to explode injuring scores and killing others from such a slow speed crash, then no fuel/chemical road vehicles should be on our roads, as the risk is too high.
    What sort of an explosion, blows a massive hole in a fly-over?
    For this to happen most of the blast would have to be contained, yet from the video, we see the tanker slowly crashing into another vehicle, the explosion, goes up.

    I would guess, a bomb had been strapped, to the underside of the fuel tanker, the driver of the fuel tanker crashed on purpose and the underslung bomb went off by some other trigger, perhaps a timer or remotely by another terror operative.

  15. freddy says:

    UNIBO experts analyse remains of the Bologna massacre

    https://www.researchitaly.it/en/news/unibo-experts-analyse-remains-of-the-bologna-massacre/

    Searching for new finds among the remains of the explosion that devastated Bologna railway station on 2 August 1980, killing 85 people and injuring more than 200.

    The analysis, ordered by the Court of Assizes of Bologna, started last 18 July and will be carried out by professors, students and graduates of the UNIBO master’s course in Forensic Chemical and Chemical-Toxicological Analyses, who will search for new evidence related to the explosive and the device used.

    The team is led by Danilo Coppe, appointed by the Court of Assizes, a professor of the UNIBO master’s course, together with Stefano Girotti, analytical chemist and director of the master’s course.

    • freddy says:

      So 37 -38 years after the deadly Bologna explosion on the railway station, the incident is still being actively investigated.

      Yet, in this latest incident on the fly-over in Bologna, it is said, almost straight away,
      that it is not TERROR

      how could the Italian officials be so sure, so very quickly?

  16. freddy says:

    Woman kills herself after Muslim gang rape and further intimidation
    https://www.rt.com/news/435609-willie-dille-muslim-rape/
    Appearing distressed and looking around nervously as she spoke, Dille said in the video that the gang demanded her silence during council debates and that she had recently received a death threat warning that “we will soon cut your throat and let you bleed to death.”

    “I just want the world to know the truth. 15 March 2017 I was kidnapped, raped and assaulted by a group of Muslims because they wanted me to keep quiet in the Hague city council,” she said in the video. March 15th last year was the day of the parliamentary elections. “After it happened, I did not tell anyone, I just did my debates the next day.”

    She added that she was leaving politics because she was afraid that someone might hurt her children. “I cannot live with that. They don’t like women at all. They don’t like me at all,” she said. “That’s why I decided to stop.”

  17. freddy says:

    So did the LPG tanker truck on the flyover in Bologna have
    Autonomous Emergency Braking?
    https://www.thatcham.org/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases-reader/items/auto-braking-hgvs-to-catch-up-with-cars

  18. freddy says:

    U.K. Parliament LOCKDOWN: Car smashes into gates at Westminster – pedestrians injured
    A CAR has crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, injuring a number of pedestrians, and armed police have stormed to the scene in Westminster.
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1003063/Parliament-crash-westminster-police-incident-car-gates

  19. freddy says:

    There is an area under U.S.A. control it covers the countries of Iraq/Syria/Jordan.
    This means special forces or their mates can move easily into these three countries, through this U.S.A. controlled portal.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rukban
    The Portal which was controlled by Israel, which covered Syria/Jordan Israel/ United Nations Disengagement Observer Force/The Golan
    seems to have just been shut down by The Syrians, White Helmets escaping into Israel, not sure what has happened to the Islamic State Operatives?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Disengagement_Observer_Force
    By January 2018, IS was confined to small pockets of territory in Syria, although the report said the group “showed greater resilience” in eastern Syria.

    IS “is still able to mount attacks inside Syrian territory. It does not fully control any territory in Iraq, but it remains active through sleeper cells” of agents hiding out in the desert and elsewhere, said the report.

    Some member-states raised concerns about new IS cells emerging from the densely populated Rukban camp for internally displaced persons in southern Syria, on the border with Jordan, where families of IS fighters are now living.
    http://www.france24.com/en/20180814-un-30000-islamic-state-group-fighters-left-iraq-syria

    This might lead us to the conclusion that Islamic State have been under the protection of Israel/Jordan/U.S.A.

  20. freddy says:

    The body of a man has been discovered outside GCHQ Cheltenham, they are not yet saying it is TERROR
    just hit and run
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-45206426

  21. freddy says:

    After more than 24 hours, they claim they do not know the identity of the body found outside GCHQ ?
    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/man-killed-in-hit-and-run-outside-gchq-in-cheltenham_uk_5b752f9fe4b0df9b093c3ec7

  22. freddy says:

    Russians killed ‘spy in a bag’ as he’d found their GCHQ mole – and police are probing Kremlin links to cross-dressing codebreaker’s death and Salisbury attack
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/police-probe-links-between-spy-12365319

    It should prove illuminating to discover who is the body dumped outside GCHQ

    probably a waning from PUTIN

  23. freddy says:

    From his picture, Simon certainly looks like he could have worked at GCHQ. It is not said where he works, just that he was a likeable person, nobody is to be charged with his death but police, will continue to sniff around – just in case.
    Police will say no more for now as they had their papers over to the Coroner.
    https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/one-kind-tributes-left-simon-1914983

  24. freddy says:

    Mr Williamson M.P. is a fervent supporter of Jeremy Corbyn
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7054963/jeremy-corbyn-ally-chris-williamson-syria-conspiracy/

    It seems, he does not believe the propagandar about SYRIA
    put out by the U.K. Government mouthpiece the B.B.C.

  25. freddy says:

    PARIS TERROR:
    One dead and two seriously wounded in attack in Trappes
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1007341/Paris-terror-trappes-attack-police-lockdown

    it just keeps happening.

  26. freddy says:

    FRANCE AGAIN
    Soldiers from Operation Sentinel, deployed in the aftermath of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, opened fire on a suspicious car that was trying to hit one of them. The driver is currently on the run and is wanted by police.

    The incident took place in a suburb of Lille in northern France on Saturday evening. However, the information did not emerge in the French media until the next day?
    https://www.rt.com/news/436879-france-driver-wanted-fire/

    I have noticed that French Media have a built in delay
    with TERROR news?
    Often other countries post the story before France.

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