The 10th Crusade; Fightin’ w/Jesus Guns
According to Wikipedia; the Crusades were a series of religiously-sanctioned military campaigns waged by much of Latin Christian Europe, particularly the Franks of France and the Holy Roman Empire. The specific crusades to restore Christian control of the Holy Land were fought over a period of nearly 200 years, between 1095 and 1291. Other campaigns in Spain and Eastern Europe continued into the 15th century. The Crusades were fought mainly against Muslims, although campaigns were also waged against pagan Slavs, Jews, Russian and Greek Orthodox Christians, Mongols, Cathars, Hussites, Waldensians, Old Prussians, and political enemies of the popes.[Crusaders took vows and were granted penance for past sins, often called an indulgence…The Crusades had far-reaching political, economic, and social impacts, some of which have lasted into contemporary times. Because of internal conflicts among Christian kingdoms and political powers, some of the crusade expeditions were diverted from their original aim, such as the Fourth Crusade, which resulted in the sack of Christian Constantinople and the partition of the Byzantine Empire between Venice and the Crusaders. The Sixth Crusade was the first crusade to set sail without the official blessing of the Pope. The Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Crusades resulted in Mamluk and Hafsid victories, as the Ninth Crusade marked the end of the Crusades in the Middle East. Yet it seems that they never ended they just took a little time off.
It’s pointless to act shocked that this sort of thing is taking place. Religion is nothing more than a tool used to control the less educated masses. It all ways has been. Jesus has been portrayed as this peace loving/tree hugging hippie. He was as much that as he was the perfect image of Aryan pride, he’s been painted as. He said as much himself; “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth: I did not come to bring peace, I came to bring a sword. I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s enemies will be the members of his own family. He who loves his father or mother or son or daughter more than he loves me is not worthy of me.” – Matthew 10:34-3 The mythical figure of Christ was created by the Catholic Church to herd the sheep into doing t7heir bidding, to fight the wars and take over the real estate the church wanted. After all, the Church wouldn’t have existed without soldiers. It was the fact that the Roman soldiers had all converted to Christianity (for the promise of free burial), that gave rise to Christianity in the first place. It took this rag-tag group of former Jews and turned them into the most dominate force the Earth has ever seen. And they have been running over people, beating them over the head with their bullshit every since. Who even knows what type of man Jesus of Nazareth really was if he even in fact existed. There were over 900 books assembled by the Catholic Church and whittled down into what 16? How many are even in the King James Version of the bible 9? It’s silly and pointless that in 2010 people still believe in a super-powered zombie, who cursed the inhabitants of three cities which didn’t repent after he performed miracles for them.
Is it wrong? Hell yeah, it’s wrong! But so is war, so is the taking of another human life, so is believing in magical men with white beards who live in the sky, so is believing in other magical men who ride on magic flying carpets and make women wear sheets on their heads and cover their faces in the fucking desert where most don’t even have running water. Who’s more insane here, both sides of this pointless conflict are fanatical lunatics. Sure the American army is comprised of people of many faiths and supposedly they should not be spreading religion, but policy. Yet for the entire history of the United States religion has influenced policy. All of the Free Mason forefathers hid behind some aspect of the Christianity, each has used the faith of the sheep (Jesus words-not mine) to send young men and women to their death. War and religion go hand in hand, every war is a holy war-except Vietnam that was just some fucked shit. The real question is; when will we as humanity awaken and begin to take responsibility for our own actions and lives and quit looking to some unseen savior to answer our prayers? When will we as a people acknowledge that what we do on earth is just as important as some fictitious reward we may or may not receive in an after-life that may or may not be real? I don’t claim to have any answers, God could be watching and judging and I could be going to hell. But I’m not about to worry my pretty little head about it, if God’s a peeper then that’s on his dirty old ass, I’m not going to go around shooting people in hopes that that’s what he wants me to do.