Deism in THE Battle Between Jerusalem and Athens

A battle is being waged for the minds of humanity. The two opposing sides are Jerusalem and Athens. Jerusalem represents alleged revelations and actual superstition. Athens represents reason and the God honoring practice of following the evidence wherever it leads.

Even though those who promote the Jerusalem idea of replacing our God-given reason with "revelations" make claim to a belief in God and paint those of us who embrace the Athens reason-friendly worldview as being opposed to God, the Jerusalem camp is in reality opposed to God. If Nature's God is real, as all Deists believe, we cannot get any closer to God, or develop a more accurate understanding of God, if we don't emphatically stick to reason and reality. Once we let go of our gift from God of reason, we quickly lose direction and end up a "revealed" religionist or Atheist.

The biggest promoters of the superstition based Jerusalem worldview are the revealed religionists. The most actively dangerous of that bunch are the neoconservatives. The neocons openly promote war for the promotion of their twisted unreasonable worldview. That is why there is currently a war in Iraq right now. According to Time magazine of January 27, 2003 pp 28-29, the neoconservative movement through the powerful neocon Paul Wolfowitz pushed for the war in Iraq and got it.

The neocon movement is largely based on the teachings of the Jew from Germany Leo Strauss. After arriving in America in 1938, Strauss became a professor at the University of Chicago. He held that position from 1949 through 1969. Wolfowitz was just one of his students who went on to become leading neoconservative US government officials.

Strauss taught that the people must be ruled by a government based on a revealed religion. His idea of the ideal revealed religion that it should be based upon was Judaism. He taught that the Hebrew Bible should be the foundation of society. In the insightful introduction to a collection of Strauss' writings, Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity, Kenneth Green writes,

Strauss learned from Maimonides that religion is essential to any healthy political society, and certainly for the moral life of human beings. Over and above this, Maimonides convinced Strauss that Jewish religion, based on the Hebrew Bible, is most essential to ground a 'genuine' morality for almost every human being.

This is the key to the very unprogressive and dangerous neoconservative worldview.

The main idea in the Hebrew Bible that the neocons want society and the world based upon is the supremacy of the Jews. The Hebrew Bible is loaded with passages that make this very evident. Not only Deuteronomy 7:6 which openly states the Jews are "above all people on the face of the earth", but also Isaiah 60:10-11 which has God telling the Jews through the Jewish prophet, "And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee. . . . Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought." And don't forget the powerful threatening statement falsely attributed to God in Isaiah 60:12 that flatly proclaims, "For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted." This ancient Jewish psychological warfare is being used successfully today against America. I've had many sincere Christians quote Isaiah 60:12 to me when I asked them why the US would put Israel's interests before the interests of its own people.