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    Post by ksp Mon 06 May 2013, 9:26 pm

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/when-religion-is-used-to-divide-and-conquer-us.html

    Corrupt Government Officials – Many of Whom Are Atheists – Use the Most Extreme Forms of Religion to Divide and Conquer Us





    Posted on May 4, 2013 by WashingtonsBlog



    Preface: Fundamentalist Christians, Jews and Muslims all think
    they are in a “holy war” against the other guy. As shown below,
    fundamentalists are being manipulated by the powers-that-be – many of
    whom are actually atheists – as part of a divide-and-conquer strategy to
    disempower people.


    The 2,000 Year Old Strategy


    The strategy of dividing and conquering one’s foes is ancient.

    Ancient Roman emperor Julius Cesar successfully used it thousands of years ago.

    The application of the strategy in controlling one’s own people –
    divide and rule – has been used for just as long. As Wikipedia notes:

    <blockquote>Elements of this technique involve:


    • creating or encouraging divisions among the subjects to prevent alliances that could challenge the sovereign


    • aiding and promoting those who are willing to cooperate with the sovereign


    • fostering distrust and enmity between local rulers [or groups]


    • encouraging meaningless expenditures that reduce the capability for political [organization or opposition] …..

    </blockquote>
    In discussing the use of “divide and rule” in the U.S., Wikipedia discusses the “Use of left-right politics“.

    Indeed – even though the Founding Fathers warned us against the danger of a two-party system
    to divide the nation – left-right partisan divisions have successfully
    been deployed to distract and weaken the American people for centuries.

    Religion has been used for the same purpose:

    <blockquote>England invaded Ireland in 1170, but for the first 439
    years it was a conquest in name only. In 1609, however, James I founded
    the Plantation of Ulster, imported 20,000 Protestant settlers, and
    introduced religious strife as a political tactic. By favoring
    Protestants over the native Catholics in politics and economics-the
    so-called “Ulster Privilege-the English pitted both groups against one another.

    The tactic was enormously successful, and England used it throughout its colonial empire. Nowhere were the British so successful in transplanting the Irish model than in India.

    ***

    As prime minister [Churchill] once said that he hoped that
    the tension between Hindus and Muslims would remain “A bulwark of
    British rule in India.”


    The British were not alone in using religion as a tactic to
    divide and conquer. The French employed it quite successfully in Lebanon
    and Vietnam. In the former, Paris favored Maronite Christians over
    Muslims (and Sunni Muslims over Shiite Muslims), and in the latter,
    Catholics over Buddhists.


    ***

    Exploiting religious differences hardly ended with the demise of the great colonial empires.

    The French continue to exploit religious divisions in
    Lebanon, and the U.S. is currently trying to cobble together a Sunni
    united front to confront Washington’s three opponents in the Middle
    East: Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Syria is mostly
    Sunni, but Bashar al-Assad’s regime is dominated by Alawites, a variety
    of Shiism. Some 60 percent of Lebanon is Shiite
    .

    But Shiites only constitute about 12 percent of Islam, and while
    Washington talks of a “Shiia crescent” as if it constituted some kind of
    united front, in fact there are enormous differences between Arab Syria
    and Lebanon, and non-Arabic speaking Iran.

    ***

    Religion is increasingly being used to ramp up the fear factor in international politics.
    </blockquote>
    Indeed, ramping up hatred and fear of other religions is an easy way
    for any government to consolidate power and rationalize war.

    “Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the
    leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a
    simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a
    fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship …
    Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of
    the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are
    being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and
    exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
    - Hermann Goering, Nazi leader

    No wonder the powers-that-be in the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia do everything possible to whip up fear of foreign religions.

    Atheist War Hawks Manipulate Believers to Beat the Drums of War


    But wait, you may say ….

    Perhaps the leaders of the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Israel really believe that we are really in a holy war?

    That can’t be the case because – as shown above – U.S. and Israeli leaders have backed fundamentalist Muslims, and Saudi Arabia is working hand-in-hand with the U.S. and Israel in numerous endeavors.

    Moreover, history reveals the cynicism of those manipulating people of faith to reach their goals.

    For example, while the Saudi royal family pushes the most strict and fundamentalist form Islam, the Saudi royal family’s debauchery and corruption is legendary. The monarchs – while pushing strict Wahabism as the official state religion – don’t practice it.

    Many orthodox Israeli Rabbis are against zionism as being antithetical to traditional Jewish values. As such, many Jews say that criticizing zionism is not anti-semitism. … and some zionists themselves admit that even non-Jews
    have the right to criticize Israel. (This post will not get into the
    debate about whether zionism is a good or bad political philosophy. We
    are only pointing out that the Israeli government’s statements about
    religion are disputed by many Orthodox Rabbis; and many Israelis claim
    that the government is cynically pushing a view of religion only because
    it promotes the government’s geopolitical desires).

    In the U.S., Leo Strauss was the father of the Neo-Conservative
    movement, including many leaders of both the Bush and Obama
    administrations.

    Indeed, many of the main neocon players – including Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Stephen Cambone, Elliot Abrams, and Adam Shulsky were students of Strauss at the University of Chicago, where he taught for many years.

    The people pushing for war against Iran are the same neocons who pushed for war against Iraq. See this and this. (They planned both wars at least 20 years ago.) For example, Shulsky was the director of the Office of Special Plans – the Pentagon unit responsible for selling false intelligence regarding Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. He is now a member of the equivalent organization targeting Iran: the Iranian Directorate.

    Strauss, born in Germany, was an admirer of Nazi philosophers and of Machiavelli. Strauss believed that a stable political order required an external threat and that if an external threat did not exist, one should be manufactured. Specifically, Strauss thought that:

    <blockquote>A political order can be stable only if it is united by
    an external threat . . . . Following Machiavelli, he maintained that if
    no external threat exists then one has to be manufactured
    </blockquote>
    (the quote is by one of Strauss’ main biographers).

    What does this have to do with religion?

    Strauss taught that religion should be used as a way to manipulatepeople to achieve the aims of the leaders. But that the leaders themselves need not believe in religion.

    As Wikipedia notes:

    <blockquote>In the late 1990s Irving Kristol and other writers in
    neoconservative magazines began touting anti-Darwinist views, in support
    of intelligent design. Since these neoconservatives were largely of
    secular backgrounds, a few commentators have speculated that this –
    along with support for religion generally – may have been a case of a
    “noble lie”, intended to protect public morality, or even tactical
    politics, to attract religious supporters.
    </blockquote>
    So is it any surprise that the folks who planned war against Iraq and Iran at least 20 years ago are pushing religious disinformation to stir up the evangelical community?

    Talking heads in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the U.S. are all promoting
    the Straussian playbook: stir up religious sentiment – even if you are
    personally an atheist – to create and demonize an “enemy”, so as to
    divide and conquer their people and other countries …

    The 3 Governments Support the Hard-Liners of “Enemy” Religions In Other Countries


    But aren’t Christianity, Judaism and Islam mortal enemies? Isn’t
    there a holy war … which must be fought and won for our religion?

    If that’s true, how come the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia –
    the leaders of fundamentalist Christian, Islam and Judaism,
    respectively – are all very close allies?

    Specifically, 85%
    of the American population identifies itself as Christian. The largest
    concentration of Evangelicals in the world can be found in the United
    States, where roughly a quarter of the world’s Evangelicals live (over 90 million). The U.S. is the seat of the most violent fundamentalist Christians (abortion clinic bombers, etc.)

    Israel is obviously the center of the Jewish religion, and the seat of the most fundamentalist Jews.

    And Saudi Arabia is the center of the most radical, fundamentalist
    and terror-prone branch of Muslims … the “Wahhabis” (also called
    “Salafis”). As Frontline reports:

    <blockquote>For more than two centuries, Wahhabism has been Saudi
    Arabia’s dominant faith. It is an austere form of Islam that insists on a
    literal interpretation of the Koran. Strict Wahhabis believe that all
    those who don’t practice their form of Islam are heathens and enemies.
    Critics say that Wahhabism’s rigidity has led it to misinterpret and
    distort Islam, pointing to extremists such as Osama bin Laden and the
    Taliban. Wahhabism’s explosive growth began in the 1970s when Saudi
    charities started funding Wahhabi schools (madrassas) and mosques from
    Islamabad to Culver City, California.

    ***

    The religious curriculum in Saudi Arabia teaches you that people are
    basically two sides: Salafis [Wahhabis], who are the winners, the chosen
    ones, who will go to heaven, and the rest. The rest are Muslims and
    Christians and Jews and others [and these non-Salafis] are supposed to
    be hated, to be persecuted, even killed.

    ***

    [Wahhabism is] sort of an extreme orthodoxy that historically has not
    been shared by a majority of Muslims, particularly nobody outside of
    the Arabian Peninsula.
    </blockquote>
    But the U.S. has long backed Saudi Arabia … and the Madrassa schools within Saudi Arabia which teach radical, violent Wahabi beliefs.

    The Washington Post reported in 2002:

    <blockquote>The United States spent millions of dollars to supply
    Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and
    militant Islamic teachings ….

    The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured
    drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as
    the Afghan school system’s core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the
    American-produced books ….
    </blockquote>
    The Council on Foreign Relations notes:

    <blockquote>The 9/11 Commission report (PDF)
    released in 2004 said some of Pakistan’s religious schools or madrassas
    served as “incubators for violent extremism.” Since then, there has
    been much debate over madrassas and their connection to militancy.

    ***

    New madrassas sprouted, funded and supported by Saudi Arabia and U.S. Central Intelligence Agency,where students were encouragedto join the Afghan resistance.
    </blockquote>
    And see this.

    The U.S. also directly arms, funds and otherwise supports the most violent fundamentalist Muslim terrorists – including Al Qaeda – against the more moderate Muslims and secular Arabs. Indeed, the U.S. backs Islamic terrorists who are persecuting Christians and Jews.

    As one example, Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser – Zbigniew Brzezinski – admitted on CNN that the U.S. organized and supported Bin Laden and the other originators of “Al Qaeda” in the 1970s to fight the Soviets.

    Brzezinski told Al Qaeda’s forefathers, the Mujahadin:

    <blockquote>We know of their deep belief in god – that they’re
    confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over – there is
    yours – and you’ll go back to it some day, because your fight will
    prevail, and you’ll have your homes, your mosques, back again, because
    your cause is right, and god is on your side.
    </blockquote>

    The U.S. not only strongly supports Israel, many of the most
    fundamentalist American Christians support the most fundamentalist,
    hard-line, radical Israeli Jews. And the Israeli government supports the
    Christian fundamentalists.

    For example, Dr. Timothy Webber – an evangelical Christian who has
    served as a teacher of church history and the history of American
    religion at Denver Seminary and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in
    Louisville, Vice-President at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in
    Lombard, IL, and President of Memphis Theological Seminary in Tennessee –
    notes:

    <blockquote>Almost one out of four Americans believes that 9/11 was
    predicted in the Bible, and nearly one in five believes that he or she
    will live long enough to see the end of the world. Even more significant
    for this study, over one-third of those Americans who support Israel
    report that they do so because they believe the Bible teaches that the
    Jews must possess their own country in the Holy Land before Jesus can
    return.Millions of Americans believe that the Bible predicts the future
    and that we are living in the last days. Their beliefs are rooted in
    dispensationalism, a particular way of understanding the Bible’s
    prophetic passages …. They make up about one-third of America’s 40 or 50 million evangelical Christians
    and believe that the nation of Israel will play a central role in the
    unfolding of end-times events. In the last part of the 20th century,
    dispensationalist evangelicals become Israel’s best friends-an alliance
    that has made a serious geopolitical difference.

    ***

    During the early 1980s the Israeli Ministry of Tourism
    recruited evangelical religious leaders for free “familiarization”
    tours. In time, hundreds of evangelical pastors got free trips to the
    Holy Land
    . The purpose of such promotional tours was to enable
    people of even limited influence to experience Israel for themselves and
    be shown how they might bring their own tour group to Israel. The
    Ministry of Tourism was interested in more than tourist dollars: here
    was a way of building a solid corps of non-Jewish supporters for Israel
    in the United States by bringing large numbers of evangelicals to hear
    and see Israel’s story for themselves. The strategy caught on.

    ***

    Shortly after the Six-Day War, elements within the Israeli government
    saw the potential power of the evangelical subculture and began to
    mobilize it as a base of support that could influence American foreign
    policy. The Israeli government sent Yona Malachy of its Department of Religious Affairs to the United States to study American fundamentalism and its potential as an ally of Israel. Malachy was warmly received by fundamentalists
    and was able to influence some of them to issue strong pro-Israeli
    manifestos. By the mid-1980s, there was a discernible shift in the
    Israeli political strategy. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee
    (AIPAC), the Jewish state’s major lobbying group in Washington, D.C.,
    started re-aligning itself with the American political right-wing,
    including Christian conservatives. Israel’s timing was perfect. It began
    working seriously with American dispensationalists at the precise
    moment that American fundamentalists and evangelicals were discovering
    their political voice.

    ***

    In their commitment to keep Israel strong and moving in
    directions prophesied by the Bible, dispensationalists are supporting
    some of the most dangerous elements in Israeli society. They do so
    because such political and religious elements seem to conform to
    dispensationalist beliefs about what is coming next for Israel. By
    lending their support-both financial and spiritual-to such groups,
    dispensationalists are helping the future they envision come to pass
    .

    ***

    Their convictions have led them to support the aims and actions of what most Israelis believe are the
    most dangerous right-wing elements in their society, people whose views
    make any compromise necessary for lasting peace impossible
    .
    Such sentiments do not matter to the believers in Bible prophecy, for
    whom the outcome of the quarrelsome issue of the Temple Mount has
    already been determined by God.

    Since the end of the Six-Day War, then, dispensationalists have
    increasingly moved from observers to participant-observers. They have
    acted consistently with their convictions about the coming Last Days in
    ways that make their prophecies appear to be self-fulfilling.

    ***

    As Paul Boyer has pointed out, dispensationalism has effectively conditioned millions of Americans to be somewhat passive about the future
    [the goal of divide-and-conquer efforts] and provided them with lenses
    through which to understand world events. Thanks to the sometimes
    changing perspectives of their Bible teachers, dispensationalists are
    certain that trouble in the Middle East is inevitable, that nations will
    war against nations, and that the time is coming when millions of
    people will die as a result of nuclear war, the persecution of
    Antichrist, or as a result of divine judgment. Striving for peace in the
    Middle East is a hopeless pursuit with no chance of success.

    ***

    For the dispensational community, the future is determined. The
    Bible’s prophecies are being fulfilled with amazing accuracy and
    rapidity. They do not believe that the Road Map will-or should-succeed.
    According to the prophetic texts, partitioning is not in Israel’s
    future, even if the creation of a Palestinian state is the best chance
    for peace in the region. Peace is nowhere prophesied for the Middle
    East, until Jesus comes and brings it himself. The worse thing that the
    United States, the European Union, Russia, and the United Nations can do
    is force Israel to give up land for a peace that will never materialize
    this side of the second coming. Anyone who pushes for peace in such a manner is ignoring or defying God’s plan for the end of the age.

    ***

    As [one dispensationalist group's] advertisement read, “Don’t just read about prophecy when you can be part of it.”
    </blockquote>
    Israel has also repeatedly been caught impersonating Muslim extremists. For example, Israel admits
    that an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in
    several buildings, including U.S. diplomatic facilities, then left
    behind “evidence” implicating the Arabs as the culprits (one of the
    bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to identify the
    bombers, and several of the Israelis later confessed) (and see this and this).

    NBC News reports that Israel backed a Muslim fundamentalist terror group against Iran, and former CBS News producer Barry Lando claims that Saudi Arabia helps fund Israeli’s Mossad in such efforts. (Of course, the U.S. has long backed these same Muslim terrorists against Iran, and has covertly been waging war against Iran for years. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.)

    Israel and Saudi Arabia also now support each other. For example, the Sunday Times reported that Saudi
    Arabia has tested the ability to stand down its air defenses to allow
    an Israeli strike on Iran to pass through its airspace
    . After the Arab Spring, Israel views the Saudi government as “guarantor of stability”,
    according to the New York Times. In 2011, Israel approved a German sale
    of 200 Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia. The approval came from Uzi Arad, the national security advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu.

    These 3 countries – centers of 3 different religions – are also all fighting on the same side in various wars. For example, the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Israel are all fighting against the Syrian government, and backing Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood. (Indeed, the New York Times reported last week that virtually all of the rebel fighters are Al Qaeda terrorists.)

    As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh noted:

    <blockquote>The Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East.

    ***

    A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni
    extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile
    to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

    ***

    The policy shift has brought Saudi Arabia and Israel into a new strategic embrace ….
    </blockquote>
    Again, what does it mean that the centers of fundamentalist Islam,
    fundamentalist Judaism and fundamentalist Christianity are all backing
    the same group of terrorists to promote certain geopolitical goals?

    It means that religion is being used by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli
    governments to divide and conquer the rest of the world … and to divide
    and rule their own people.

    Postscript 1: I agree with Christian writer and psychiatrist M.
    Scott Peck, who argued that there are different stages of spiritual
    maturity, and that fundamentalism – whether it be Muslim, Christian,
    Jewish (or any another religion’s) fundamentalism – is an immature stage of development.

    Specifically, Peck believed that fundamentalism is a pendulum swing
    0ver-reaction to the anarchy and chaos of lawlessness and hedonism.
    Peck believed that fundamentalism is a desperate attempt to impose order
    and consistent, unchanging rules in an unstable, chaotic situation.

    Postscript 2: Many Christians and Jews assume that Islam is the most violent religion. But the FBI and other official U.S. sources say that Christian and Jewish extremists carry out more terrorist attacks in the U.S. than Muslims.

    And Muslim scholars – such as University of Michigan professor Juan Cole – say that Islamic law forbids terrorism
    – but that the radical Wahabis are twisting Islam into something
    different … a violent religion. Given that (as discussed above) the
    U.S., Saudi royal family and Israel have backed Wahabis and fought
    against moderate Muslims and secular Arabs, they are at least partly
    responsible for the spread of these violent extremists.

    While it is easy to point out passages of the Koran which appear to
    be a call to violence, terrorism or honor killings, it is equally easy
    to do the same with the Bible. By way of example only:

    Leviticus 21:9

    <blockquote>A priest’s daughter who loses her honor by committing
    fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to
    death.
    </blockquote>
    Isaiah 13:15-18

    <blockquote>Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword.
    Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes.
    Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking
    hordes. For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of
    silver or gold will buy them off. The attacking armies will shoot down
    the young people with arrows. They will have no mercy on helpless babies
    and will show no compassion for the children.
    </blockquote>
    Ezekiel 9:5-7

    <blockquote>“Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, “Follow him
    through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no
    mercy; have no pity! Kill them all – old and young, girls and women and
    little children. But do not touch anyone with the mark. Begin your task
    right here at the Temple.” So they began by killing the seventy
    leaders. “Defile the Temple!” the LORD commanded. “Fill its courtyards
    with the bodies of those you kill! Go!” So they went throughout the city
    and did as they were told.”
    </blockquote>
    Jeremiah 51:20-26

    <blockquote>“You are my battle-ax and sword,” says the LORD. “With
    you I will shatter nations and destroy many kingdoms. With you I will
    shatter armies, destroying the horse and rider, the chariot and
    charioteer. With you I will shatter men and women, old people and
    children, young men and maidens. With you I will shatter shepherds and
    flocks, farmers and oxen, captains and rulers. “As you watch, I will
    repay Babylon and the people of Babylonia for all the wrong they have
    done to my people in Jerusalem,” says the LORD. “Look, O mighty
    mountain, destroyer of the earth! I am your enemy,” says the LORD. “I
    will raise my fist against you, to roll you down from the heights. When I
    am finished, you will be nothing but a heap of rubble. You will be
    desolate forever. Even your stones will never again be used for
    building. You will be completely wiped out,” says the LORD.
    </blockquote>
    Deuteronomy, Chapter 2, 32-37

    <blockquote>And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give
    Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest
    inherit his land. 32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his
    people, to fight at Jahaz. 33 And the LORD our God delivered him before
    us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. 34 And we took
    all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the
    women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain. 36
    From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the
    city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too
    strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us
    </blockquote>
    As such, the claim that Islam is a uniquely violent religion has been greatly exaggerated for geopolitical reasons.
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    Post by Lionheart Tue 07 May 2013, 3:29 am

    interesting read
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    Post by wciappetta Tue 07 May 2013, 9:34 am

    While it is easy to point out passages of the Koran which appear to
    be a call to violence, terrorism or honor killings, it is equally easy
    to do the same with the Bible. By way of example only:
    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
    And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.



    Now not to say that there aren't those who would exploit religion for some nefarious agenda but in that same vein guard yourself against those who lump religions into one pile suggesting that people of good will from whatever faith are accepted of God. That is a lying spirit.
    God's plan of salvation declares that all have fallen short of the mark of righteousness and that the wages of sin is death [Spiritual death] Yet God so loved the world that he gave his begotten sinless Son to pay the price for your sin. Jesus' death on the cross was our collective death which he carried with his own body for our justification, the Godly for the ungodly so that we would become the righteousness of God through his atoning death.
    That's why Jesus said Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
    All who receive Jesus as savior are justified and forgiven of all things of which the law could not do. The law only exposed sin and that is the same law that Judaism and in part Islam stumble upon trying to be righteous through their deeds.
    Without Jesus there is no life, with him the slate is wiped clean for eternity.
    Be warned though Jesus has the right to exact Judgment on this world and in fact he shall upon the ungodly [those rejecting Jesus' offer of forgiveness]It is called the "Day of the Lord", the "Wrath of the Lamb" and this is what the Book of Revelations records in great detail.
    In the old Testament it's true there were many times God said slay this people etc. However the author of this blog doesn't say what led to that. In some cases these people were sacrificing their children to a false god burning them to death with fire and covering the screams with the pounding of drums. When Jesus says enough it is enough, he has the right to say so, after all he is the Creator and everything you possess he has loaned to you.
    Yet back to the point of being manipulated, If you've been truly Born Again you now take your direction from Jesus by his Holy Spirit. John pointed out you need not a man to teach you so we do not take direction from the Media, politicians or religious leaders of this world. We are taught in all things by God and if you've learned of the Father you run to Jesus. There is no other way so if you want to avoid manipulation go to Jesus.


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