The Conspiracy thing

Ok so I met this guy who’s convinced that this whole big mess is a conspiracy, most especially the 911 thing. And he had me convinced for a few milliseconds that maybe he’s onto something, what with mysterious fluctuations in airline stock prices the day before the towers went down, and that its all oil but I knew that anyway and that cheney knew what was going on and it was all a big plan because you know the govment is out to get us and to get us all constricted into a police state, and now we are in a police state and that explains a lot and theres plenty of proof on the internet that it wasn’t passenger planes that did the damage on 911, that it was missiles that hit the pentagon and that there were some asbestos problems in the towers that nobody wanted to fix because it would be too expensive and so the conspiracy arranged to have the towers destroyed and that there is no record in history of a steel structure going down without being calculatedly imploded and that the #7 building was imploded because of incriminating evidence that needed to be disposed of so as not to implicate the mayor and there was a puff of smoke at the grassy knoll and so forth and none of this is really new but you know what? it doesn’t worry me because Jesus said:

“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.” Mt 24.

So in a way I already knew about this because we can see and sort of feel that there’s something rotten in danmark or somewhere or maybe everywhere you go on earth and we know this because Paul said:

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Eph 6.

So it is not new and this conspiracy thing is really very old and there’s nothing new under the sun because its pretty obvious that humans are fairly well messed up maybe even rotten to the core and actually ridden through like bullet holes with depravity which is the old term for the sin nature before sin became in the popular way of thinking just an old freudian repression instead of the undeniable reality that it really is which is plain to see if you look around among the rubble and detritus of our civilization’s underpinnings and yes I have discovered this sin nature in my very own damn self but Jesus saved me, back in 1978. That doesn’t release me from any responsibility to try and do right in this life, but it does release me from the burdens of trying to correct everybody else’s messes, or even try to figure it all out and protest, a la quintessential existential dilemma.

And so maybe you’re a marxist and you think that I’m imbibing the opiate of the people by accepting religion and Jesus and so forth but hey its a free country or at least it used to be but I’m free no matter how you slice the rumor mill because Jesus has set me free now put that in your pipe and smoke it. Or maybe you’re a fascist and you think my religion is irrelevant and based on old mythologies and legends and is therefore no defense against your will to power. We shall see, you damned bully.

Well there is no denying there is some bad shit going down in this world and maybe there’s very little we can do about it because we’re all tied down to just makin a livin’, doin’ the 9 to 5 if were lucky enough to still have a job, and we know they’re cooking the unemployment numbers so as to manipulate us and its probably closer to 20% if you include all the people who would still like to be employed but the statisticians think they’ve given up. (Don’t ever give up.) and like I said before what else is new?, and so forth, cuz we don’t any of us have time to correct all the bad stuff. But its not your fault anyway. Just take care of your own bad self and do what you need to do. Remember Jesus said:

“…but whoever causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes.”

So if you are a conspiracy buff you would do better just to put your faith in Jesus instead of trying to figure out all the bad stuff in this world. And if you are one of the Conspirators, then you better get right with God before its too late, and end your wicked ways.

CR, with new novel, Smoke, in progress.

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4 Responses to “The Conspiracy thing”

  1. outdeep Says:

    It is kind of hard to know who is telling the truth these days. Being on vacation, I’m staying with a relative that is a news junkie and so he watches a lot of news shows. I watched a right leaning show and a left leaning show and they both covered a story showing only the part that made the other side (liberal/conservative) look bad but neither really discussed what the real issue was. People turn to faith me thinks because it is a connection to a higher power that has remained unchanging through thousands of years of history and tradition and the Christ following religion has survived every form of government, deception, and persecution. Is the church unholy with its wayward adherents? Absolutely. But in the rubble whispers a God of truth.

  2. careyrowland Says:

    Methinks your watching the right-leaning and the left-leaning shows is quite amusing. That is what I try to do all the time, except I watch by reading, since we have no tv. I get emails from both sides every day. I set it up that way. And that is why you may notice that, when we meet on Sundays and talk about stuff, I like to get into the issues that current, whereas you and Ralph tend toward the more sublime questions, theological and so forth.
    Anyway, we agree that Christ is the source of all good in this world, and we seek to help in making a way for his divine work. In the rubble of this world we may find the gemstones of New Jerusalem.
    Thanks for the read, Mr. Outdeep. I look forward to another visit soon.

    • outdeep Says:

      Honestly, I was watching because news shows is a stable of my brother-in-law’s retirement. I was watching to connect with him resisting my natural urge to go to another room, close the door and read a book. (Choosing people over isolation keeps me out of trouble – on another note I even watched some Nascar because it was another brother-in-law’s thing). The truth is, I have become disillusioned with seeking political (even religiously-empowered political) hope in current events because it always come down to “they did this” and “yeah, but they did that”. Completely ignored is the spiritual malady that fuels it all. So I favor “sublime” theology because as I seek the things that fix me, I may have something that I am able to pass along to another.

  3. careyrowland Says:

    I commend you for busting out of your cacoon to view politics and racing via the boob tube with brother-in-law. I hope you were able establish a better friendship with him as a result.
    Every disdainful observation you make about politics is absolutely true, and I understand your reticence to get involved. As your politically-minded friend, I absolve you from any political responsibility.Leave it to me and Mr. Soucek.
    We had a lively little gathering at the commons this morning. Gerald P. joined us. It was the usual fun, although somewhat muted without the cackling outbursts of Mr. Outdeep’s laughter.
    I look forward to your description of the State of California as you have encountered it in this day and time.
    Via con Dios!

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