By Daniel Taylor
Religion is a hot topic today in many sectors of society. “God Wars” are taking place between atheists and Christians, while the war on terror targets so called Islamic extremism. Every major monotheistic religion has been spotlighted with examples of “extremism” to be denounced. Is there an ultimate synthesis in this process? Will a new paradigm emerge from the ashes of the traditional beliefs of the world?
In my research I have discerned a pattern of social engineering that is directed toward the world religions, particularly Christianity. This is undoubtedly a very complex issue, as we are covering belief systems and nuanced views of millions of people. I think that it can be reasonably demonstrated that the organizations that are following a program for re-shaping the world’s religions are utilizing a tried and true technique. It is a process called the Hegelian dialectic.
Here is a simplified outline of the dialectic as applied to the reformation of religion:
- Thesis (problem): Religions are bigoted, “hijacked,” and feed violence. “Extreme” examples from each group are held up for the world to see.
- Antithesis (reaction): “I don’t want to be politically incorrect”; Disassociation with demonized groups ensues.
- Synthesis (solution): A “middle ground” is found and a politically correct faith is formed under the banner of global consciousness.
The establishment has encouraged and planted the seeds of “extremism” where it suits geopolitical agendas. The consequences of this manipulation are then pointed at in the ensuing dialectical battle as evidence of a just cause against against these ideas.
A little bit of history
“That man will come. Some day he will arise.”
Before we go further, it is important to point out that the establishment has a serious interest in shaping religion. This has been true for ages. Noted historian Alexis de Tocqueville warned us in 1835 when he wrote Democracy in America that the churches were being usurped by power elites for their own agenda. He wrote,
“…sovereigns… are using the priests influence and turning it to their own exclusive profit. They are turning clergymen into functionaries and, often, servants, and they are using the clergy to reach the deepest recesses of the individual soul.”
This influence has continued to our modern times, but with what is perhaps a more sophisticated flair. The Rockefeller family, with their vast fortune garnered from the oil baron John D. Rockefeller Sr., has played a major role in re-shaping the churches in modern America.
It comes as little surprise, given their long term goal of world government, that the Rockefeller family would approve of and support a societal outlook favorable to globalism. The use of religion is one method that, in Rockefeller’s eyes, looked to be a promising means of accomplishing this goal. Early programs such as the Interchurch World Movement focused on the maintenance of harmonious relations between people in America’s growing industrial society. Later endeavors such as the World Council of Churches would trend towards being global in nature with goals moving beyond that of simply maintaining class stability in America to elimination of national sovereignty and world governance.
As documents show, multiple attempts have been made to urge the Christian churches to get behind programs for world governance. If the attempts were not initiated by the Rockefellers, significant financial support was provided to organizations sharing their vision for the world.
In the aftermath of the bloody conflict of World War I, the League of Nations was presented as a solution to the horrendous problems that the world had witnessed. During the same time period that the League of Nations was formed, John D. Rockefeller Jr. launched the
Interchurch World Movement in 1919. It is this movement that some scholars link to the development of the Ecumenical movement. Rockefeller wrote in a letter regarding the IWM, “I know of no better insurance for a businessman for the safety of his investments, the prosperity of the country and the future stability of our government than this movement affords…”
Harry Emerson Fosdick was the brother of John D. Rockefeller’s lawyer Raymond B. Fosdick. He was deeply involved with the Interchurch World Movement. Harry was very close to the Rockefeller family and its inner workings, as he served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation during World War II. The Riverside church in New York, where Fosdick served as pastor from 1926-1946, was built with money given by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Interestingly, Fosdick held a belief that in the future a federation of the world would be created by a single man. Fosdick writes,
“Some day, I predict, a man will rise by whose hands a federation of the world will be so effected, and wars so stopped thereby, that his name will go down across the centuries associated with that great achievement, as Copernicus’ name is with the new astronomy, or Lincoln’s with the preservation of our union. That man will come. Some day he will arise.”
Just as the Interchurch World Movement was presented to the churches as a solution to problems facing the globe after the first world war, the Federal Council of Churches (FCC) presented its own solution in the early 1940′s for a program “for a just and durable peace” upon the end of World War II. Not surprisingly, the Federal Council of Churches – which was merged with the National Council of Churches in 1950 – received significant funding from John D. Rockefeller Jr. As reported by Time in 1942, the FCC spearheaded a program for world government. As reported, the project aimed at creating, among other things, a “world government of delegated powers,” an “international bank,” and “complete abandonment of U.S. isolationism.”
The ideal of globalism has been thoroughly injected into the churches in America, largely due to the influence of Rockefeller money. As we have seen, there should be little doubt that the establishment has a keen interest in our religion. As we will investigate, whether by design or natural progression, geopolitical changes and war have further altered the world’s religions.
One of the driving factors in the modern “God wars” is the global war on terror, or what is now called the “global struggle against violent extremism”. The September 11th terror attacks on America impacted all aspects of society, including the churches. As Bryan Appleyard writes in the New Statesman, “For me, the events of 9/11 were certainly a catalyst, the new ingredient that turned the already bubbling mix of anti-religious feeling into an explosive concoction.”
We are told that most of the high profile terror attacks that have taken place over the past decade have been carried out by Muslim extremists. What we have not been told, however, is that these individuals and groups have had outside help, often from western powers. In fact, the very ideological roots of some terror groups may be traced back to literature that the United States provided Afghan schoolchildren during the Cold War. As the Washington Post reported in 2002,
“In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings…”
Watch this clip as Zbigniew Brzezinski, serving as National Security Advisor, speaks to a group of Taliban fighters in 1979:
As the war on terror expanded under President Bush, Christian groups came to revere him to the point of worship, creating the circumstances that would further drive individuals away from the church. The film “Jesus Camp” spotlighted the issue.
Adding fuel to the already raging fire, Florida pastor Terry Jones led a ceremony last year in which he burned a copy of the Quran.
The never-ending battle between atheists and believers is another front in the God wars, leading ultimately to the final stage of the dialectic. A vivid example of this can be seen in the Westboro Baptist church’s protest against the Atheist Reason Rally in Washington. You have likely seen examples of this conflict in your local community to varying degrees.
Synthesis: The Alliance of Civilizations
“It’s almost like they’re an untapped constituency, or untapped market, that could be brought back to a different kind of religion…”
At the end of the dialectic process is synthesis. A solution is presented. The Alliance of Civilizations, launched in 2005 by the United Nations and openly supported by U.S. President Barack Obama, is an organization that is playing a central role in creating synthesis in the ongoing “God wars.”
The AoC is correct in pointing out that religions have been hijacked. However, it is the solutions to this issue that we need to pay attention to. It is out of a background and history of manipulation that this “synthesis” is emerging from. It is, in essence, a trap.
Watch this video to see various clips of AoC spokesmen and President Obama speaking about the organization and its goals:
The Alliance of Civilizations Media Fund is a branch of the AoC’s “Rapid Response Media Mechanism” that is dedicated to oversee and guide the content of media outlets, including Hollywood. With the goal of creating “…religious and cultural pluralism as a global value”, the AoC is supporting research into “…the process by which images of violence and humiliation affect physiological responses and behavior.” The research will further investigate,
“The use of psychophysiological (skin conductance, heart rate and impedence, hormone levels, etc.) and neuroimaging methods capture activation of the brain and body as individuals interact with media and/or out-group members, shedding light on how individuals’ emotions and beliefs may change — even without their awareness.”
The research will, according to the AoC “…be used to generate policy recommendations for media persons and government officials.”
This information was available online as of 2008 when Old-Thinker News first discovered it, but it is nowhere to be found today. Here is a scan of the original page. Just as past programs involving the reformation of faith were funded by Rockefeller money, the AoC media fund is, according to the linked page, a “Special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy…”
In a recent article from the Christian post, research from political scientists at Harvard University is further proving that a fundamental change is happening to the faith of America. Due to the association of the Republican party and its “bigotry” with “Christianity,” young people are turning away from the Christian faith. In turn, this group is likened to an “untapped market” that could be swayed to a “different kind of religion.”
“The reason this is important for clergy is these are not people who are lost completely to religion. It’s almost like they’re an untapped constituency, or untapped market, that could be brought back to a different kind of religion, or a religion that they thought was stripped of politics,” Campbell argued
As you have seen documented, “God wars” have led to a disillusioned population that has lost faith, but is yet searching for something else. The establishment is more than willing to fill the void. The question is; Do you want what they have to offer?
“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.” – Albert Pike, revered 33rd degree Freemason, writing in a disputed letter reported to be written in 1871. Though this letter’s authenticity is in question, we do not need to look beyond daily headlines to see that this conflict is happening before our eyes.