By John Brindley - Staff Author
WERE you moved by Theresa May’s Easter message?
It’s more likely, I’d contend, that you moved away from your television or computer if you were one of those confronted by the sight of our very unpopular Prime Minister speaking about Christianity at this highly sensitive time of year.
This is not a comment on Mrs May’s party politics or even, in some senses, a comment on the woman herself.
Our concern should be how Christianity and most particularly Protestant Christianity is attached to give credibility to people in positions of power in the west – and how we as a nation and our brothers and sisters in America commonly fall for it.
There have been atheist British Prime Ministers. The last was reportedly the Labour leader James Callaghan in the 1970s. But I think it’s safe to say that the prospects of of the last two Labour leaders Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn taking top office have not been helped by being unable to declare their faith in ‘god’.
Across the water, no atheist has ever been elected to the role of President. John F Kennedy broke with the Protestant tradition when he became the first and only Roman Catholic in the White House. And we all know how popular he was with the powers above him!
Britain likes a leader to spout religious platitudes. It is part of our bizarre set up that we have a Queen or King who is head of the Church of England and ‘supreme defender of the faith’. Millions call upon this mysterious ‘god’ – presumed to be Protestant – to ‘save’ The Monarch and guide our nation in our suppression of the rest of the globe in the national anthem.
But how real are these professions of faith? How can the likes of US President George W Bush and former Prime Minister Tony Blair claim they consulted the divine before bombing the shit out of Iraq?
The answer, I believe, lies in the true nature of the ‘god’ members of the elite claim to be serving – and it’s far different from the nice image on the tin.
Delve into the world of secret societies and Freemasonry and a belief in the divine is a must. Only when an initiate scales the full 33 degrees of the Masonic order, however, is the name of this ‘god’ revealed and that name is Lucifer.
In the Biblical story, Lucifer is declared to have rebelled against God, expelled from heaven and thrown out to torment the earth. It is said Lucifer was beguiled with his own beauty, intelligence, power and position.
Now can you connect this perhaps symbolic story with our world leaders?
I don’t doubt for a moment that Mrs May, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and even The Queen are genuine in professing a faith.
But, through their pride, thirst for power and the influences in the shadows that got them there, they have attracted the ‘god’ that best befits them.
Their ‘god’ is the one who set himself up against his maker and demands to rule rather than the one they claim, Jesus Christ, who was the opposite. He took no position of authority, laid down his life and was brutally murdered by those in power.
I have further personal doubts about Mrs May and her religious credentials.
She mentions often, as she does in this contrived message, that she is a ‘vicar’s daughter’. Again this is quoted by her ever-diminishing number of supporters to somehow give the impression she cares about ordinary people.
But her father the Rev Hubert Brasier was at best an ambiguous figure. Much of the information trail to his past was interestingly removed from the Internet when Mrs May became Prime Minister.
All we know for certain is that he served in parishes that were plagued by child abuse perpetrated in the name of this same ‘god’. He also worked for six years with the notorious serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams, described as the Dr Harold Shipman of his age. His delightful modus operandi was to persuade mostly elderly patients to include him in his will and then treat them to a lethal injection.
Was it tragic for the then 25-year-old Mrs May or a stroke of career luck when her father was killed in a car crash in October 1981? Perhaps only his maker himself knows what, if anything, his sudden passing has hidden.
Christians sadly take great stock out of the occasional sermons of Theresa May, The Queen and others.
For them, the authorities were created by God and those who hold the current offices are God’s representatives. That’s the traditional Biblical viewpoint.
For those with no religious flag to fly, however, I suggest we look a little deeper into the lives of these ‘godly’ folk.
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