The Religion of Politics eyes wide shut

The Religion of Politics
Eyes wide shut

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'Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.' Martin Luther King 

Religion and Politics

Not unlike it is in 2016, Aristides said that on every street corner in Corinth one met a so-called wise man, who had his own solutions to the world's problems but when the discernment, common sense, faith, and wisdom of a child is all one needs is it people can't see the obvious?

In the midst of evil, everything is by design ...'Watch out that no one deceives you!'

It is often said one should not talk about politics or religion. As a rule of thumb, discussing either subject can lead to frustration and broken relationships.

When you study closely  ...there are similarities in the definitions of two words often in conflict with one another.

The Definition of Religion

Merriam-Webster, Incorporated defines Religion as:

re·li·gion noun

1 a : the state of a religious b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance

2 : a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices

3 archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness

4 : a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith defines religion more descriptively:

re·li·gion noun

1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs

2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.

3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.

4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.

5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.

6. something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice. Archaic . religious rites. Archaic . strict faithfulness; devotion: a religion to one's vow.


The Definition of Politics

pol·i·tics Pronunciation: \ˈpä-lə-ˌtiks\

1 a : the art or science of government b : the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy c : the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government

2 : political actions, practices, or policies

3 a : political affairs or business; especially : competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government) b : political life especially as a principal activity or profession c : political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices

4 : the political opinions or sympathies of a person

5 a : the total complex of relations between people living in society b :relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially as seen or dealt with from a political point of view

Merriam Webster Incorporated

Politics (Wiki)

Politics is a process by which groups of people make collective decisions.

The term is generally applied to behavior within civil governments, but politics has been observed in other group interactions, including corporate, academic, and religious institutions. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power"

[1] and refers to the regulation of a political unit,

[2] and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy.

Words with relevant definition to Politics and Religion


1a : to give a false appearance of : induce as a false impression b : to assert as if true : pretend

2 archaic a : invent, imagine b : to give fictional representation to Merriam-Webster, Incorporated


1.a. To give a false appearance of: feign sleep.b. To represent falsely; pretend to: feign authorship of a novel.

2. To imitate so as to deceive: feign another's voice.

3. To fabricate: feigned an excuse.

4. Archaic To invent or imagine. v.intr. To pretend; dissemble.

Hypocrisy (Wiki)

Hypocrisy is the act of persistently professing beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that are inconsistent with one's actions. Hypocrisy is thus a kind of lie.


The hypocrite thinks that what he or she usually professes does not somehow apply to him or her. It is not simply an inconsistency between what is praised or admired and what is done. Samuel Johnson made this point when he wrote about the misuse of the charge of "hypocrisy" in Rambler No. 14:

Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for those virtues which he neglects to practice; since he may be sincerely convinced of the advantages of conquering his passions, without having yet obtained the victory, as a man may be confident of the advantages of a voyage, or a journey, without having courage or industry to undertake it, and may honestly recommend to others, those attempts which he neglects himself.


1. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

2. An act or instance of such falseness.

hypocrisy [hɪˈpɒkrəsɪ]
n pl -sies

1. the practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one's real character or actual behaviour, esp the pretence of virtue and piety

2. an act or instance of this


the condition of a person pretending to be something he is not, especially in the area of morals or religion; a false presentation of belief or feeling. — hypocrite, n. — hypocritic, hypocritical, adj.

See also: Lies and Lying

1 : a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially : the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion

2 : an act or instance of hypocrisy

Twenty First Century Politics

Over nearly three years of campaigning and rhetoric leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, America elected in blind faith ... Hope and Change.

What's worse is as if nothing was learned from the results of 2008, America once again is preparing to put blind trust in political icons and ideology to maybe get it right in 2016. Some are religiously putting their future in the hands of the election only ...many in the Republican Party, others in the Tea Party ... and of course the cling-ons to a runaway train.

However one sides, the reality is ...voters are still relying on faith with the likelihood that regardless of who wins the next elections long as we put our faith in man and a proven corrupt nature ...America will end up with more of the same and time running out....



Not Rocket Science

There is a reason why 'conventional wisdom' of All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men is failing these days.


God says:

'Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders. The wisdom of the wise will pass away, and the intelligence of the intelligent will disappear.' Isaiah 29:14 New Living Translation;

'For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent' 1 Corinthians 1:19 King James Bible.

When man looks to himself for answers to universal problems ...and pundits ponder with the best of conventional wisdom... (even to denounce God ...and possibly His existence as part of the solution) ...the results are exactly where we are at this late hour.

Something to think about... 

Whether you are a believer of Prophesy, agnostic, atheistic or indigenous and living off the land in a remote village ...despite it all, just as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and the passing of night and day affect everyone regardless of who or what one's 'god' or belief system may be ...the significance of these prophetic pieces coming together now in the way they are provides an opportunity to rethink priorities and focus. 

But despite what all the kings' horses and all the kings' men with their pundits and diplomats can muster ...prophesy says through spiritual intervention. God Himself will compel the leadership of the region of Gog and Magog (despite what may be their better judgement) bring together a coalition of forces against Israel and enter into battle in the land of Israel.

As we look around us at 'all the kings' horses and all the kings' men' in every direction while 'pundits' babble like zombies ...even a child can see where truth prevails over conventional wisdom.

As for the arrogance of those who raise their swords and gnash teeth against their fellow man in the name of their politics and ideologies at the expense and slaughter of innocents on either side ...God says, and I repeat;

For anyone who reads this there is an opportunity (maybe for the first time) as ancient Prophesy is being fulfilled before your eyes recognize the Reality of God. What you do with it ... and where you end up at the end of it all YOUR CHOICE.

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