Monday, August 08, 2005

The importance of Iraq

This is freaky, interesting and pretty scary.

1. The garden of Eden and the Tower of Babel were in Iraq.
2. Mesopotamia (now Iraq) was the cradle of civilization.
3. Noah built the ark in Iraq.
4. The "Empire of Man" described in Revelations was Babylon, a city in Iraq.
5. Abraham was from Southern Iraq(Ur)
6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Iraq (Nahor)
7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.
8. Jonah preached in Iraq (Nineveh).
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel.
10. Amos cried out in Iraq.
11. Babylon destroyed Jerusalem.
12. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq.
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the fiery furnace!)
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon, saw the "writing on the wall" in Iraq.
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq.
17. The wise men were from Iraq.
18. Peter preached in Iraq.
19. Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible. The second is Iraq. However, it's called Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia. The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The name Iraq, means country with deep roots.
20. America is typically represented by an eagle. The following verse is from the Koran (9:11); For it is written that a son of Arabia would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair, still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace. (Note the verse number!)


You neglected the fact that the fields of Meggedo are in Iraq. Hence, the last battle (Armeggedon) prophecied in John's Revelation will take place there as well. So, my friend, these may truly be the end times.
A few years ago on PBS or Discovery, I saw a documentary by a British journalist who used the many geographical clues from the Book of Genesis to find the exact location of the Garden of Eden.

As the wise Chester has noted, the two rivers are certainly mentioned in the biblical account. But there are many other details given in Scripture, and the documentary pointed this out in a fascinating narrative that explains how different nations and evolving languages have obscurred some of these references in our modern age.

So this Brit travels over many dusty roads, and finally comes to the climactic part of the show -- in which he shows us the actual physical location of the legendary garden.

So, it turns out, according to this Brit, the garden's present-day location is at a point where three countries come together: Iraq, Iran and Turkey.

It is a nasty, polluted, fetid, dangerous community -- perhaps not unlike Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

Garbage piles up in the streets. It is overcrowed. Lawless. There are border security issues. Etc. Etc.

In fact, the journalist didn't even enter the city, because it was so dangerous. Or he couldn't get permits, or something. He was a wimp. His camera crew shot footage from afar, using telephoto lenses. You could see the stink rising from the refuse.

He closed the documentary with a pithy comment on how ironic this present-day situation is. The Garden of Eden is now a human cesspool, with all of humanity's problems represented there. How appropos!
I knew you guys would have some good things to add to this!
Slight corrections. I did a little more research. First off, I was mistaken. Mea Culpa. The Plains or fields of Meggedo are in fact about 6 miles from Nazareth.

Some of the first 19 points mentioned in your commentary are correct. However, the following corrections are needed:

1. The Magi were members of a sacred caste of the Medes. They were the priestly group in Persia (Iran).

2. While the scripture reads that Peter wrote from Babylon, truth is it was written for him by a guy named Sylvanus and the reference to Babylon was actually a cryptic reference to Rome, the persecutor and the location of Peter's death. Using Babylon cryptically flows throughout scripture and is used even today by the Rastafarians to refer to America and Western Europe.

3. Qur'an Chapter 9, verse 11 says: "[9.11] But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they are your brethren in faith; and We make the communications clear for a people who know."

It also turns out there is no such scripture in Qur'an and no references to eagles anywhere in the book.
There are multiple references to "the whore of Babylon" in the Bible.

But there are no references to "the whores of Naco."

Can you explain that, Leo?
First, the phrase "Whore of Babylon" won't be found in any version of scripture, old or new .The closest is in King James and reads, "And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."(Revelation 17:5)

As for the whores of Naco. I believe they are unaffiliated. If they were a union shop, there might be more notice taken.
I think we're coming back around to Chester's original thesis in this thread.

Mother of harlots.

Mother of all battles.

Saddam. Etc. Etc.
I dunno. It all smacks of urban legend to me.
"smacks of urban legend"





War on terrorism.


Bible prophesy.

You see?
But, my friend, under the ruthless Taliban the production of horse was virtually unheard of. It was only after we freed them that the production increased by over 80%, most of which is consumed in the old USA. Makes one wonder sometimes who the whore really is.
Do you suggest, Sir, that the Eagle flies HIGH and not necessarily from the flapping of its wings?
Nope. I'd suggest that everything to be found, good or bad, can be had here in the US. The founding fathers figured people, being rational, would inevitably choose the good as it made the best sense. Their mistake was figuring people to be rational. Sometimes enlightnment just blurs the lines.
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