What you Believe about Michael Jackson does Matter FOR ETERNITY
This short post was inspired by the terrible site I read yesterday and by the incredible things claimed about Michael Jackson by one extremely religious blogger who now calls him names like “the beast”, for example. There is nothing more to say about this blogger except that there are different ways of turning crazy and each person goes his/her individual way, but as regards that terrible site I still need to make a very short note.
The name of the site is freerepublic.com and the people running it call themselves conservatives. I wanted to register there as my huge liberalism has a solid conservative foundation to it and leave a comment there on their ideas about Michael Jackson – however they didn’t allow me access, and this gives me no other chance but speak here only.
The site I am talking of is a lair of Michael Jackson’s haters and is actually an incredible read. “SHED NO TEARS FOR THIS TWISTED SICKO” typed in capital letters is a typical headline.
The people there think themselves to be exceptionally clever, knowledgeable and respectable, but the real impression they produce is that of foolish pompousness, ignorance and utter hypocrisy. Much of this impression is due to their Lilliput vision of reality and their pretence which they are passing for their belief in God and are parading on every occasion possible. In short they think they are respectable people but in reality they look like ugly and pathetic clowns.
On occasions they criticize some hateful ‘communists’ who are supposed to be their total opposites. OMG, if they only knew that these ‘communists’ are exactly the same kind of people – with the same ignorance, stereotypes and total inability to think! Both types supposedly know everything there is to know about life, while in reality no one can be more backward and narrow-minded than they are. In fact these ‘freerepublic’ people and our hardliners would make a perfect match. If only they could be placed on some island! They have so much in common that they could probably make perfect mates there.
After reading their site I realized that it is not only the pedophilia lobby which is trying hard to bring Michael down, but hardliners like the above too. If the proportion of these people is high among the population the fight for Michael will be long, tiresome and bloody. And the most terrible thing in this fight for the truth about MJ is that these people simply don’t want to know it.
Their hypocrisy and double standards are unbelievable. On the one hand they say that Michael has “excessive coverage” (in case a neutral media story appears), but on the other hand they clap their hands and run with their story like mad if the lie is nasty enough for it.
Their biggest grief, woe and trouble now is that Michael’s death was mourned by millions of people all over the world and that after a decade of full oblivion people are talking about Michael again. This is something they totally cannot get over and live with. “This orgy of phoney grief over Jacko shows how empty our values have become”, “Mob grief proves Britain is more wacko than Jacko”, etc. are again their typical headlines.
Out of this pile of hate and hypocrisy I’ve selected one article only. It is called “What you Believe does Matter . . . FOR ETERNITY (Michael Jackson’s Life)”.
The article is the usual hypocritic scream about how Jackson is not fitting with their understanding of religion, Jesus and faith in God. Their own behavior is the best evidence that they don’t know what they are talking about at all, as they have no idea what Jesus said and did, and God’s commandments are not good enough for them either, but this (as usual) does not stop them from screaming loudest about their “faith” and Michael supposedly being in “hell”.
Here are some excerpts:
In all of the intense media coverage after the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson, the one thing that has driven me crazy has been hearing over and over, often by high-profile Christians, that Michael is now at peace in Heaven. Really? I hear this same thing whenever a famous person dies, regardless of what they believed during their life, as well as from people when a family member or close friend dies, again, regardless of what they believed during their life.
…It is arguable that Michael Jackson was the most recognized person on the planet. Despite his vast fame and material possessions, Michael was bankrupt in the things that really matter in life, joy, peace, contentment, HOPE! Those things only come through having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and living according to God’s Word.
…After his child molestation trial concluded, on June 17, 2005 I wrote these words, “Even though he has been acquitted of the charges brought against him, the moment he dies he will stand before The Judge, God Himself. At that moment, if he dies without Christ he will be standing all alone. There will be no high-priced defense attorney, no family, no fans, only God who will judge him for his sins and cast him into everlasting darkness. At that moment, if he has accepted Christ as his Savior by faith, he won’t be standing alone. Next to him will be the ultimate defense attorney, JESUS CHRIST, who will tell The Judge that his sins have been paid for and Michael Jackson will be ushered into God’s presence for all eternity.”
…I know it makes people feel better when a famous person or someone they know dies, if they think that they are in Heaven. This is why I have literally given my life 24/7/365 these past 20 years for the Gospel, because the FACT is, those who die without Jesus will not be in Heaven but in the flames of hell for all eternity. What you believe matters, and based on what he believed, Michael Jackson is not in Heaven but in eternal torment and punishment for his sins.
So this author believes that Michael was “bankrupt” in the things that really matter in life, joy, peace, contentment and hope? This he was bankrupt in? And this in spite of him being a great source of joy, love, hope, inspiration and endurance for millions and millions of people?
And this author imagines that Michael was standing all alone there when it was time for him to answer before the final Judge? And that there weren’t any defense attorneys by his side at that moment?
And what about the world?
Isn’t the overwhelming grief that spontaneously took over so many people the best proof that Michael wasn’t standing there all alone? And that the world itself became the highest-priced defense attorney Michael could ever get to speak for him to the heavens? Wasn’t it the whole world that testified in Michael’s defense and presented as its evidence the infinite good he did to all of us, as well as the true values in life he was teaching us to appreciate?
These millions of people suddenly woke up to understanding that they had lost someone very precious to mankind and it was these grieving millions that became Michael’s best defense attorneys. Their voices were so loud and tears so genuine that they surely reached the heavens.
And this is all we need to know to make sure that Michael is in the greatest of all places now.
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