Rabbinic Church Burning and the Parrhesia of Christ: Reflections on Good Friday
For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.’ Jeremiah 10:3
In this essay, I want to suggest that Christ is a revolutionary truth-speaker (parrhesiastes) in a fake world run by Pharisees, whose speech is hidden and whose minds are veiled from the truth. Christ calls the Apostle Andrew first because he has the virility and valour to speak the truth to power.
To confront the New World Order, we must become truth-speakers, baptised with fire and ready for martyrdom.
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The rabbis who would burn our churches
Shlomo Aviner (pictured), an Israel rabbi, was asked how Jews should respond to the recent fire in Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. He said Jews were not obliged to rejoice at it for the moment. However, in Israel, one is required to burn Churches. He said many Jews were refusing to go to Israel as it is a precept (mitzvah) to burn churches.
Asked if his comments might offend Christians, the rabbi replied: “Of course, but we really should not express too much sympathy”. He said it is possible the fire was a punishment of Catholics from God for their “idolatry.” He said Muslims have the same view.
Aviner claims Christians are the number one enemies of the Jews and should be punished. Christians, he states, tried to convert Jews and are responsible for the Holocaust.
So, according to Rabbi Aviner, for the moment Jews are not obliged to burn churches unless they are in Israel. Now, isn’t that good news! The persecution of Christians in Israel is well documented. In fact, it is now predicted that there may soon be no more Christians in Israel due to persecution. The churches are being burnt down by extremist Jews.
Baruch Marzel (pictured), the leader of the Israeli party Otsma Yehudit, who have been negotiating with Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government, has also applauded the burning of Notre-Dame.
Marzel said it was divine vengeance for the burning of the Talmud in front of the Cathedral in 1242.
For centuries, the Church was unaware of the contents of the Talmud. With the growth in scholarship, however, that changed in the 11th century. When Nicolas Donin, a Jewish convert to Christianity, revealed the passages about Christ burning in excrement in hell to Pope Gregory IX, he was shocked and demanded that the rabbis of Paris explain themselves. They asked to disprove the allegations. As they were unable to do so, 10,000 copies of the Talmud were burned in front of Notre-Dame.
Former Chief Architect of Notre-Dame Benjamin Mouton said the fire could not have been caused by a closed circuit. He said they had taken out all the electricity from the woodwork; the building was surveyed night and day, and it would have required a massive explosion to light the timber, which was extremely fire-resistant. But the Chief of Police said it was a closed circuit, so the matter is settled. In the Pharisaic world, power determines truth.
The French Freemasons have called for the “reconstruction of the temple.” The Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem was set on fire at the very same moment as Notre-Dame. The Zionists are calling for the “reconstruction of the temple.” They have not hidden their desire to destroy the Al-Alsqa mosque. Rabbi David Toitou (pictured) has said, “Islam is the broomstick of Israel.” It makes more sense for the broomstick and he who is being beaten by it to unite in disarming him who is wielding it, rather than become his slave by fighting each other.
Panamza Info has revealed that an Israeli was arrested at the site. He was apparently behaving suspiciously in the hours leading to the fire. Many people have remarked that the fire brigade’s response was slow. The head of the fire brigade Philippe Boutinaud was trained in Israel. He directed a simulation of a terrorist attack in the Stade de France on 13 November 2015, hours before the terrorist attacks began.
The only people who were arrested after the September 11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania in 2001 were Israelis. Some were found with explosives. Others were celebrating the attacks. They were all released. Fox News later reported that the Israelis had conducted the largest spy operation against the United States in its history. The report was immediately censored.
A video of someone on the roof of Notre-Dame an hour and a half before the reported fire, followed by a flash has been verified by Agence France Press. They say it proves nothing. Of course not. It just proves someone was on the roof and there was a flash!
The plague of hate
For Christians, Good Friday is about reflecting on how love triumphed over hate on the cross. A Jewish friend of mine who converted to Roman Catholicism told me he could not fathom the injunction, “Love your enemy”. He told me his life had been hell under Judaism. He said family members in Israel told him Gentiles are subhuman. The belief that Gentiles are subhuman comes from the Talmud, one of the “holy” books of the religion of the Pharisees, which was codified more than a hundred years after the crucifixion.
The religion of the Old Testament is, strictly speaking, Hebrewism. On its own, it makes little sense and leads to tyranny over those Jews who follow it and the Gentiles over whom it is imposed. The chaos of the Old Testament is resolved and overcome in the peaceful logos of the New.
In the Bible, Christ is continuously persecuted by the Pharisees. He described them as those who say they are Jews or Judeans (Judaios in Greek) and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.
The Pharisees could not accept that God would send them a Messiah who was so humble. They were expecting a super-hero who would make the Jews overlords of the earth. The problem of the Pharisees was their pride. In Christianity, pride (superbia in Latin) is the supreme sin. It was Lucifer’s pride which caused his fall from Heaven. Pride is an obstacle to learning, as it acts as a veil on the heart. I use heart here in its ancient signification of mind. The ancient world believed that the heart was the seat of the soul and intellect. It is why Christ as the logos incarnate is referred to as the Sacred Heart. Recent research in cardiology seems to suggest there may be some validity to those beliefs. Cardiologist Dr Rollin Mcraty claims the heart has an advanced neurological system which sends more signals to the brain than vice-versa.
The Christian teaching on the Jews is simple. The Pharisees, whose modern-day followers are called Jews, asked the Romans to execute Christ. From a Christian point of view, that means the Jews are guilty of Deicide. Contrary to popular belief, the doctrine has never changed. Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II document dealing with other religions, simply clarified the Church’s position. The Church was forced to do so due to Jewish pressure. But, like all Vatican II documents, it was designed to undermine the correct Christian position on the question of the Jews. In other words, it was made to appear as if the Church had changed its position. The documents states that “not all Jews” killed Christ. But the Church had never taught such an absurdity. However, rabbis throughout the world claim all Christians and Gentiles are responsible for the Holocaust. We have a collective and eternal debt to pay.
The Papal Encyclical Sicut Judaeis Non written by Calixtus II in 1120 had taught that Christians should love and respect the Jews, but that Jews should not be allowed to oppress Christians. Since the Zionist takeover of the Catholic Church in recent years, that injunction has become more like, “Christians should adore and worship the Jews and especially love being oppressed by them.”
To Kill a God
In recent years, there has been much controversy in Holy Week as Jewish elites claim it is “anti-Semitic”. There is an attempt to blame Christ’s death on the Romans. But the Jewish authorities on the matter disagree. Maimonides, the Jewish philosopher, jurist and rabbi states:
‘[Jesus of Nazareth] impelled people to believe that he was a prophet sent by God to clarify perplexities in the Torah and that he was the Messiah that was predicted by each and every seer. He interpreted the Torah and its precepts in such a fashion as to lead to their total annulment, to the abolition of all its commandments and to the violation of its prohibitions. The sages, of blessed memory, having become aware of his plans before his reputation spread among our people, meted out fitting punishment to him.’
Maimonides, whom the Jews consider to be a “second Moses”, says the Jews murdered Christ. The Jewish historian Josephus agrees. In his ‘Antiquities’, he states that:
‘Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day’
Christ was crucified “at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us.” On 24 September 2003, Steven Bayme, US National Director of the Contemporary Jewish Life Department said ‘the passage suggests rabbinic willingness to take responsibility for the execution of Jesus. No effort is made to pin his death upon the Romans’
So, the Jewish authorities agree with the Catholic Church: The Jews commanded the Romans to crucify Jesus. It shows that the Jews had considerable power in the Roman Empire. Pontius Pilate is clearly reluctant to crucify Our Lord. He pleads in his favour and yet the Jews shout louder “crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate, in order to maintain peace in the Middle East, caves into Jewish pressure. Pontius Pilate is the name of every Gentile leader in the world today; none of them will challenge the power of Israel, as they call for war, war, war!
Why do the Jews behave in this way today? Why do they hate Gentiles so much?
The Catholic view is that they have a veil over their hearts (minds). They are blinded by their pride and the delusion of being “God’s chosen people.” They refuse to understand that Israel is the Church and the chosen are those who believe in Christ; salvation is open to all men regardless of their race.
Many powerful Jews in France are attempting to suggest the fire at Notre-Dame was carried out by Muslims. Meir Habib (pictured), a Jewish deputy in the French parliament who is close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, thinks Muslims burned down Notre-Dame. He posted a video on Twitter which appears to show a man in Islamic garb inside the cathedral. Fires also broke out in Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The Zionists have made no secret of their desire to destroy the mosque so that they can rebuild the Temple in preparation for their messiah, who will rule over the earth through his Jewish priesthood.
Habib has posted tweets mourning the fire. But he has never posted tweets condemning the persecution of Christians in Israel. Nor in other parts of the Middle East where Israel is providing weapons and training to Takfiri mass murderers. Does Habib really love his enemy?
The power of forgiveness
The Jews understand Christians because they have studied us for two thousand years. We should show them the same respect. They understand something about the Christian heart/mind. We have a tremendous capacity for love. For example, in the film Schindler’s List, Schindler teaches the Nazi psychopath Amon Goth how to behave as if he were a Christian. He teaches him how to overcome his hatred of the Jews by feigning love. Goth learns the Power which forgiveness gives him; he learns how to say “I pardon you”. In reality, however, Goth learns to be more rational and efficient in his hatred. Lip-service about forgiveness makes him feel superior to his enemy, but at the same time, increases his vulnerability to self-deception.
Goth says he forgives, but his heart remains the same. He cannot forgive because the Jews have not committed crimes and, even if they had, he has no love in his heart. Schindler cannot teach him how to really love either as that would require explaining the meaning of the Cross, and Schindler’s List is the text in which the genocide of the Jews becomes a Post-Testament, an end of history where Auschwitz blots out Golgotha (i.e. Calvary, the crucifixion). In reality, it is Schindler who is incapable of forgiving; it is Schindler who is incapable of loving his enemy. The moral of the story is not that we must love the Jews, but that we must love being hated by them. We must learn to revere Auschwitz more than Golgotha; we must learn to love our subjugation by the Pharisees, the deceivers Christ called the “synagogue of Satan.”
The key to overcoming this problem is to understand the difference between Jewish literature and Jewish scripture. In the Scriptures, Christ forgives his enemies. As they nail and mock him on the cross, he asks God to pardon them for they know not what they are doing. Their hearts/minds are veiled. We must pray for their hearts to be united with the Sacred Heart of Jesus through conversion to the one true faith. We must teach Schindler how to truly love his enemy through the Passion of the cross.
On Good Friday, Catholics, in their veneration of the Cross, prayed for the lifting of the veil covering the hearts/minds of the Jews. During the prayer, Catholics were not allowed to kneel, as those who mocked the divinity of Christ knelt before him chanting “King of the Jews”. This beautiful tradition of loving your enemy by praying for him was abandoned after the Vatican II reforms. The Jews had successfully pressured the Vatican to change the wording of the prayer.
Rabbi Ignaz Maybaum said, ‘The Golgotha of modern man is Auschwitz’. Pope John Paul II called the Holocaust the ‘Golgotha of the modern world’. One does not need a degree in theology to understand the outrageous heresy of that statement. As the Catholic liturgy has now been changed beyond recognition – sometimes including references to the Holocaust – perhaps we should pray instead that Christ who, according to the Talmud, is being eternally tortured in Hell, be pardoned by the Jews for making Catholics believe his death was more important than Auschwitz!
All the Jews I know who have converted to Christianity have spoken about the deep anxiety they experienced when under the spell of Judaism. Hatred of the other will never make one happy. Hatred is a sickness of the soul whose most common symptom is fear and anxiety. The Prophet Isiah says:
“The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
Christ was a truther
Michel Foucault, in his late lectures on Greek rhetoric, emphasised the importance of the concept of parrhesia (truth-telling, or speaking truth to power) in the development of the Western mind. Foucault’s focus is on the Greeks, but it is Christ who is the first true parrhesiastes.
When Christ was brought before the Sanhedrin, the Pharisees accused him of heresy and sorcery. Christ said:
‘ I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; in secret have I said nothing’ John18.20
Here Christ is denouncing secret societies and confraternities. If we have something to say, we should say it. We should speak openly to the world. Rational and courageous men speak their mind, stand up for their principles and beliefs and fear no one but God.
Many attempts have been made in history to replace Christianity with another creed. From Julian the Apostate to Hitler, they have all failed. The Vatican II cult is in ruins. France is the theatre of the last great battle between Christ and the Sanhedrin – between those who speak the truth publicly and those who spread lies secretly. Had we an open and democratic press in Europe, the statements of the rabbis would be reported and denounced. We would also be encouraged to study history, not venerate it like a religion. For the Jews, Christ is a Holocaust-denier: he denies the Holocaust through the crucifixion. For no amount of human beings can ever equal God.
The unconsuming fire
[The crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Charles Le Brun (1647)]
The wood used to build the roof of Notre-Dame was known as the “forest” due to the thickness of the timber and the vast quantity used. The trees used to cut down the beams were already 400 years old, linking us to the era of Charlemagne, Emperor of Europe. Many onlookers cried at the sight of Our Lady’s church burning. For non-believers, it was the spectacle of so much culture lost forever. But it is the grief of the non-believers which is most important as this event is about them.
In modernity, Culture, or what the Germans call Bildung, has in a sense replaced Grace. In his essay, The Kingdom of Culture and the Kingdom of Grace, Spanish philosopher Gustavo Bueno argues that since the 18th-century, Culture has become an “apex idea”. The triple values of liberty, fraternity and equality have ceded place to liberty, solidarity and culture. In Christendom, culture was acquired through learning and good habits. The modern idea of culture is, Bueno argues:
”a sort of supra-individual organism (Frobenius called it paideuma), whose subject is no longer just an individual psychological subject, but rather, a People. And so culture could be said to be the spirit of the people, the Volkgeist, which of course reaches the individual, but by moulding it, and even personalizing it («culture and personality») and elevating it above its merely animal or natural condition. Accordingly, objective culture cannot now be reduced to the condition of a fact – it is also a value. Culture is spirit and irreducible to the «soul», to psychology. Here is the gaping contradiction now introduced by the modern idea of Culture: the contradiction of an objective, impersonal entity that nonetheless moulds an individual subject.”
Modern man has turned culture into an idol, one from which the State derives much of its power over the individual. When the wooden beams burned, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to reconstruct: part of the great idol of “French Culture” would be resurrected. If world leaders mourned, it was because an idol had fallen. In this sense, the rabbis are correct. We are being punished for our idolatry. God allowed the fire to happen so as to remind us that “the customs of the people are vain”. We are being punished for our idolatry. Our Churches have become places where elites listen to classical music and tourists admire the glories of our past, yet no one genuflects before the Cross.
But the rabbis are wrong about the form of our idolatry. As John of Damascus explained, images in Christianity remind us of the transcendent reality of the incarnation. We do not adore statues; we adore what they represent. It is the reason why Western civilisation surpassed all others in the perfection of visual art. Hundreds of years of reflection on the incarnation produced Michelangelo whose works intimated Heaven and Caravaggio whose works are the beginning of cinema. The rabbis are correct in calling us idolators only in the sense that their infiltration of our culture has made us worship their vindictive, false gods and it is only the spectacle of our ruination which will make us, once again, see the Cross.
The Passion of Good Friday is the story of man’s future. In the cathedral, there hung a moving painting by Charles Le Brun of St Andrew’s crucifixion. Almost every year during the 17th Century, the Goldsmiths Corporation would offer a painting or object on 1st of May to Notre-Dame Cathedral in honour of the Blessed Virgin, Queen of France. They were known as “les grand mays.”
Andrew was the first apostle called by Christ. His name in Greek is andros, man. He was known to be virile. He was born in a town called Bethsaida, meaning home of hunters or fishermen. Christ calls us to be men, and men are not afraid to speak the truth and suffer the consequences. Andrew was crucified on a saltire or x-shaped cross and continued to preach the Gospel for two days, as he suffered on the cross. In an era when the very meaning of manhood is called into question, the Passion first and foremost calls us to be like Andrew: real men speak truth to power out in the open and are prepared to die for their beliefs; cowards meet in secret and conspire against real men.
The book of Jeremiah tells us that the “customs of the people are vain.” We live in a man-made, artificial world – a world of delusion. It is wood cut from the forest, dead wood.
The charred oak on the floor of Notre Dame is a reminder of the great men who built Christendom: Charlemagne, Saint Louis and millions like them. In so far as it is dead wood, we must throw it in the scrap heap; but in so far as it is a pile of boulders unconsumed by the fire, we are called to take up the Cross and, following Saint Louis, defend Christendom with the sword.
In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, our lady is often referred to as the Unburnt Bush. Moses received the Law in the form of a burning bush. Our Lady received the Divine Fire but was not consumed by it. The charred boulders lay like saltires on the floor of Notre Dame. But Our Lady is not consumed. Those who believe in Christ will not be consumed. Andrew was the first-called. Is this the last call?
Gearóid Ó Colmáin is an Irish journalist and political analyst based in Paris. His work focuses on globalisation, geopolitics and class struggle.