Sunday, 2 March 2014

A Closer Look at John 8:44

‘Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.’ (King James Version)

You have all no doubt heard this oft quoted and overhyped passage, especially if you have ever encountered the deluded Christian Identity crowd. A great many supposedly ‘anti-Jewish’ Christians just love to quote John 8:44 from the ‘New Testament,’ as a way of demonstrating Jesus’ alleged condemnation of and contempt for the Jews, and only the Jews. This claim is, of course, completely ridiculous and without foundation.

When this quote is taken on its own, yes, one may be inclined to think, 'that’s it, case closed - Jesus was a Jew-hater. No doubt about it.' Or so this particular group of deceitful Christians would like you to believe. Now, in my view, these anti-Jewish Christians are reading way too much into this quotation, which certainly is not, as we will soon find, directed at all Jews. Rather Jesus is directing his venom at the Pharisees, simply because he deemed them corrupt and because they did not 'believe in him.' Quite frankly, after reading such grandiloquent drivel as ‘I am the light of the world’ and ‘If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death,’ I can’t say I blame them. 

The Christian Identity people, who are the biggest proponents of this nonsense, will have you believe that with this quote Jesus is implying that the Jews are quite literally born of the seed of Satan, that they have the genes of the Jewish bible’s arch villain written into their very DNA. Now, of course this is nothing more than an absurd superstition, without any evidence whatsoever to back it up, but it is also taken out of context. It is a classic case of desperate White Christians cherry-picking the ‘good book’ in order for it to fit in with their (supposedly pro-White) world view. 

But if we read John chapter eight in its entirety, we get a very different picture. This chapter is of course, as with the rest of the supposed ‘good news’ book, filled with a lot of contradictions, double talk, riddles and superstition, that there is little wonder that these befuddled Christians are able to read whatever the hell they like into it. In fact, it is rather amusing that after talking so much insane bilge-water, Jesus exclaims with frustration, 'Why do ye not understand my speech?' Because you are a raving lunatic, perhaps? 

Nevertheless, let us look back several verses in the chapter and we find that the Jesus character acknowledges the Jews as being of ‘Abraham’s seed.’ In chapter 8, verse 37, our supposedly infallible ‘Saviour’ states the following drivel: ‘I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.’ Now Abraham, if we recall from the Jewish Old Testament, was the swindler and pimp beloved of Yahweh himself. If Jesus literally believed that the Jews are the actual 'spawn of Satan,' why does this character contradict himself so often and in such quick succession? 

Again also, can we really blame the Pharisee Jews, or anybody else, for not giving this buffoon the time of day? I am only surprised that they didn’t laugh him out of the temple rather than maniacally tearing their garments and thronging to slay Jesus by stoning him to death. Obviously, this story is a work of fiction, and I think that even in the days in which the story is set, a time of ignorance and superstition (especially in this part of the world), the Jewish Rabbi’s would no doubt have laughed in the face of such a deluded fellow as this Jesus character and tossed him in the nearest nuthouse. 

Nevertheless, after a little more verbal gymnastics and confusing verbiage, and after the Jewish Pharisees again boast that the oh so wonderful Abraham is their father (which isn’t surprising given their fiendish track record), the fictional Jesus character hilariously makes the following statement in 8:38: ‘If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.’ 

Well, the poor ‘chosen’ darlings of Yahweh do try their best. This passage, of course, implies that Abraham was such a fine fellow, who was always righteous and good. We must remember that these ‘chosen’ reprobates, and evidently the Jesus character himself (who was also a genitally mutilated Jew, according to Luke 2:21), actually regarded the mythical Abraham as the very paragon of a holy man. A man of unswerving faith in Yahweh, and Yahweh in turn lavished so much love, care and attention on him and his progeny.

If you were to read this chapter, and many other favourable references to Abraham, without ever having read the book of Genesis, you would be forgiven for concluding that this Abraham fellow must have been a truly devout and pious fellow, one of the most perfect human beings that ever graced this green Earth, or, in his case, the hot desert. One would never have thought that this character was a typical parasite who, for profit, palmed his own ‘looker’ of a wife (and half sister), Sarah, onto the Egyptian Pharaoh and King Abimelech, thus making Abraham a pimp and Sarah a whore. 

Let us quote the 'great one' again, just so we don’t misunderstand him: ‘If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.’ So, according to Jesus, if you are not a despicable scoundrel, pimping out your wife and sister to foreigners, and you do not have deep and abiding faith in a mythical desert deity, you are not emulating the wonderful Father Abraham and must be a miserable sinner, doomed to eternal damnation. Or am I reading this wrong? I suppose it's one interpretation, which is as good as any methinks.

Okay, enough fun for one day. Let us summarise: 

a) The mythical Jesus believed that the Jews were the descendants of Abraham, who was in turn said to be a descendant of Adam, and thus a descendant of Yahweh himself. Hence the 'chosen' tribe cock and bull story.

b) When Jesus refers to the Jews as being ‘of your father the devil,’ he is referring to one particular segment or sect of the Jews, namely the pharisees, and speaking metaphorically rather than literally. He refers to the devil as the father of lies, and certainly does not mean that the Jews are the actual biological descendants of Satan himself. 

c) If he did believe that they were quite literally the spawn of Satan, why on Earth would the Jesus character bother attempting to reason with the Jews and inform them that they can attain ‘Salvation’ only through him? Surely they are beyond redemption anyway if this were the case? In fact, according to some Christian Identity people, such as Pastor James Wickstrom, all non-whites and Jews (or even those White people with the tiniest trace of non-white ancestry) are destined for eternal damnation and torment anyway, so this little squabble with the Pharisees in the temple on the mount of olives is completely pointless.

d) But even if he did mean that the Jews are the spawn of Satan, or anybody else is the spawn of Satan for that matter, this whole mess of piffle and garbage is nothing more than a mediocre cock and bull story, one that has unfortunately been edited and revised by a great many intelligent White scholars and scribes throughout the centuries, in order to make this sad merchandise more readable and palatable. 

e) These desperate White Christians need to give up on this tired old argument and accept that their ‘good book’ is not at all vehemently anti-Jewish, but instead a creation of the Jews. The Jewish New Testament is nothing more than a superstitious diatribe, a deadly weapon, a fungus on the brain, formulated to unhinge the minds of the hated White Romans in particular in order to destroy them, and the White peoples of the world in general.

f) Let us White people instead discard such pollution of the mind and embrace a truly racial creed based on the Eternal Laws of Nature, History, Logic and Common Sense; a religion that shuns superstition and gullibility; a religion that fosters racial solidarity amongst White people so as to avoid fratricidal conflict; a religion that is unequivocally pro-White and whose adherents strive for the Redemption and Resurrection of the White Race; a religion that is unabashedly for the Survival, Expansion and Advancement of the White peoples of the world. That religion is the one and only, true and revolutionary White racial religion, CREATIVITY. I urge all good White people to read Nature's Eternal Religion and the White Man's Bible and let us get our thinking straightened out. It is the only solution.

James Mac.

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