A while back I called Pres. Obama “The Queen’s Nigger” and was quickly challenged by a well respected black clergyman from NYC who took exception. In the same sequence of exchanges, he extolled the virtues of Osama bin Laden’s mortal demise — the ninth per public record. This surrender to mediated opinions of others reflects an exile from reality. Such émigrés have been professionally engineered over the past one hundred years and most welcome secular humanist serenity in the same manner people accept Christ’s sacrifice while avoiding the several questions and answers that shatter the delusion. Indeed, it is easy to enjoy a safety net of constituent viewpoints along with girl-scout cookies, Jay Lenno and the relief of passing TPA-DHS scrutiny. Such surrender is also, at least initially, less troublesome until undetectable radiation and measurable body counts are personalized, or when the rapture is rescheduled because it was a Jesuit myth to begin with .
After reviewing the endnote on the latter indictment one readily sees how the ‘seed’ of suggestion reaches epic proportions; a common historic occurrence promoted by Pharisees of the well practiced art. Elaborations follow and gain populist momentum amongst religious patriots much to the delight of xenophobic despots. A living example is the extraordinary morphogenesis and transmutation of the bin Laden cum Al Qaeda myth, especially when Islamic apologists cheer at news of his ninth demise.
Contemporary exiles from veracity fail to perceive their mortal wounds as they optimistically pursue challenges presented by Madison Avenue meme mongers. They carefully plaster their lesions with hearsay and logo-tape, not perceiving the replacement of sacrosanct ancestral ethos with images projected by enemies of pockets and welfare. After three generations or so, the task is so complete that ID cards, social security and pin numbers become more meaningful than the respectful recognition of neighbors, family relations, spousal affection and divine approbation. After all, who needs revealed truth when you have State and public opinion on your side of the truth divide?
New norms comfort those who ignore inevitable consequences so much that they ostracize, terrorize — or apologetically pay mercenaries to do so — anyone who threatens the status quo complacency required for its life support. In time the obsession becomes ‘all consuming’ and usurps reason to the extent that statements of fact are categorized according to their level of threat to the ship of mass denial. The titanic mania is ignored even when struck by icebergs of ruthless sociopaths in seats of power. Hence, as long as the TV works and McDonalds has fries, all is well on the denial cruise.
Some folks demand the worship that justified Joseph Conrad’s criticism of the ‘dead white males’ who founded the idolatry. They even dig graves of predictable regret in which to hide from the injustice of these dead gods.
This generic assimilation of pretense is not unlike Sunday people of Victorian renown who daily sent children to coal mines while making certain parents could not afford enough meat to rebel; which, when considered soberly and in context, makes Fascism look inviting. Unfortunately, bearded Friday people have also institutionalized a similar insanity. But what frightens this writer most is the vacuum of knowledge that both groups share as they run from truth towards crusades of annihilation.
 ON THE RAPTURE:
The first person who formulated this eschatology was a Jesuit named Ribera in 1591 AD. This doctrine began to fester within the system of Romanism. In 1745 AD, Manuel de Lacunza y Diaz became a Jesuit priest. Twenty-one years later, the Jesuits were expelled from Spain because of their brutality and “Father” Manuel de Lucunza y Diaz made his new home in Imola, Italy, where he claimed to be a converted Jew named “Rabbi Ben Ezra.” Under that alias, he penned a doctrine called “The coming of Messiah in Glory and Majesty.”
De Lacunza died in Imola in 1801. After his death his views were taught in Spain where his book was published in 1812. Fourteen years later in 1827 his book was translated into English by a Scot named Edward Irving. Irving was the founder of an early charismatic cult, the Irvingites. He published Lacunza’s view in his paper, “The Morning Watch.” In 1830, a sickly fifteen year old charismatic girl named Margaret Macdonald claimed that she had a vision of a “secret rapture”. Macdonald was believed by her contemporaries to be involved in the occult and there are documented records of her performing levitation in some of her meetings, claiming it was the work of the Holy Spirit.
A year later in 1831, Robert Norton, a charismatic Irvingite evangelist, met Margaret Macdonald and popularized her “secret rapture” vision all over England. In 1870, John N. Darby, founder of the Plymouth Brethren, began to participate in many Irvingite meetings and at one point wrote that he had “come to an understanding of a new truth.” Later, in his own letters, Darby admitted that he had been influenced by the writings of the Jesuit De Lacunza. Darby borrowed heavily from Freemasonry [an entirely Jewish Kabalist System] in expounding the theory and went on to publish a translation of the bible in his name; something he was entirely incapable of doing himself.
While in the States, Darby met C. I. Scofield. Scofield was so charmed by the Lacunza-Macdonald-Darby creed that he went on to include it in an annotated Bible he had in the works. Sound Bible scholars of the day such as A. J. Gordon, W. G. Moorhead, Charles R. Eerdman, and others tried to dissuade him. Three noted members of Scofield’s own revision committee even resigned because of Scofield’s unswerving support for the Lacunza-Macdonald-Darby view, but their voices were not heard.
THE ORIGIN OF DISPENSATIONAL ESCHATOLOGY AND THE RAPTURE (2009) by G. Thomas Windsor; retrieved and edited (oz) (11 Jun 2011), http://www.upwardcall.net/rapture.html