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Celebrating the Martyr's Complex

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 3, 2021 at 15:34

Wars are/were inevitable in an existence where humanity is coaxed into connivance of exerting the pride of one ideology as being superior to another. The stench of it is as bad as the fields of corpses predicted over the ages from the ancients of the Sumerian/Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek and Roman times to these times now. In defiance to the Gospel of Peace from the Anointed Savior of Jewish persuasions, the remnants of those empires postulated an alternative to the Israeli Prince of Peace in the tomes of the Islamists (first Arabic, then Persian), setting up a martyr's complex in accordance to the replacement of the witness of Stephen, the first recognized martyr in the Messianic message proclaimed nearly two thousand years ago. Celebrating war instead of the peaceful message of the Gospel has been the paradigm ever since. This is what replacement theology is all about, the religion of war replaces choosing a Savior and advocate for peace.

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