The colonials have sunk so low that it is no longer possible to argue with them, nor is it necessary. All one needs to do is record what they are saying right now on their news programs. As I explain in Dark Sayings, they play with human labels. They “apply identity as a powerful tool for social organization.” They invent new ways of labeling people. It’s propaganda. A rebranded form of self-divinization. Neoplatonism. Theosis in disguise. Whether you label me or you label yourself or you program your children to label themselves, you are nothing more than what is found in your mother’s womb. You are from the ground. You are a land mammal from a colonial society whose language is not found in Scripture. Any word you add to me or to yourself that is not found in the text (never mind that you are also bound to use that word according to its use in the text) is under condemnation.
You imagine it is harmless to make words up in your post-modern fantasy island until an entire colonial civilization lifts itself up in 2023 to perpetuate the last ghetto of World War II—with your tax dollars. Post-modernism is the new theology of atheists, a self-manifested complexity, human artistry projected as a smoke screen of self-importance and imposed by the West as violence, authoritarianism, and censorship.
Or maybe the Germans should ban a public meeting to discuss peace in the Middle East. Tell me, does censorship make the pain go away? Are your sins forgiven? How many more of Elohim’s earth mammals have to die?
Maybe that’s why the proponents of reception history want to keep the Canon open—so that they can find new Christs to crucify.
In the brightly shining light of the Torah’s wrath, the problem is your colonial map. You have no right to draw one. The land and everything in it belongs to Yahweh, our Elohim.
“Whether Greek conquerors or modern Americans, community builders depend on philosophical identity because the nature of their colonial project is to overrun and control locality. Philosophical identity is the cause of all man-made suffering.” (Dark Sayings, p. 25)
Please stop telling me who you are, who we are, or who they are. As Paul says, you are nothing. You are dust. We are all God’s animals, but the human being, uniquely, is less than this. He is dust from dust scattered to the four winds, only to break bread with the gentile dogs in Hebron. That is a technical comment, not hyperbole. Read Scripture.
“Under the Ottoman Empire, you could travel from Cairo to Istanbul to Baghdad without a Visa. It’s just one complicated community. If you were a Greek in Beirut you had the Greek community where you run your affairs, but you get along fine with the other communities next door. Well, is that possible? I think so. In fact, I think we should aim to go beyond bi-nationalism. We should erode the borders in the Middle East that were imposed by British and French imperialism for their own interests. They had nothing to do with the interests of the people there. They break up people who are of the same communities in ugly, vicious ways.” (Noam Chomsky, University of California, Riverside, May 22, 2023)
Maybe that’s why, in Genesis, God prefers the fish in the sea over the land mammals. Even now, with all our might, it is practically impossible for man to control or impose colonial borders at sea.
That’s why Jesus, in Luke, likes to preach there.
Richard and I discuss Luke 5:2-3. (Episode 505)
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