At the Nuremburg trials at the end of World War II, many German defendants used the excuse: ‘I was only obeying orders.’ This didn’t wash with the judges, and it won’t wash when faced with karmic justice. Nuremburg was Victors’ Justice. It was completely one-sided, since no Allied forces were judged on their criminal actions. Certainly not that old bastard Winston Churchill, his murderous henchman ‘Bomber’ Harris, nor his ally Harry Truman who ordered the testing of atomic bombs on innocent Japanese civilians to scare the shit out of his supposed ally ‘Uncle Joe’, Joseph Stalin. Japan was already suing for peace, and it was not the atomic bombs which ended the war with Japan, but the fact that the Americans agreed to let Emperor Hirohito remain on the throne rather than be tried for his war crimes. Once that was agreed, the war with Japan ended. The Japanese considered suicide an honor, much like Islamic fundamentalists, hence the kamikaze pilots. You can’t threaten those who seek matyrdom with death, it is counter-productive.
There is no escaping karmic justice. It is not one bit of good military men who consider themselves to be Christians saying: ‘Oh, it was OK to drop bombs on innocentÂ civilian men, women and children’, or to sink the Belgrano full of young Argentinian sailors (when sailing away from the exclusion zone), or any of the other atrocities and murders which take place in wars, because the Anglican Church permits the concept of the ‘just war’, and it is also authorized by The Bible. As a non-Christian, I couldn’t give a flying fuck what the Anglican Church or the Bible say, quite frankly.
As far as I am concerned, it is noÂ good quoting that oldÂ hypocrite and war-criminalÂ Moses or any of the other war-mongering, genocidal and homicidal criminals who wrote much of the Bible and other ancient religious texts. For instanceÂ it won’t wash with karmic justice that MosesÂ ordered the Israelites, on the pretense of speaking for ‘God’, to kill all the men in a battle with the Midianites, then scolded them forÂ capturing the women and children alive. Moses then ordered them to murder all the male children and the women who were no longer virgins,Â and gave them permission to rape all the little girls and virgin women, however young they were. THAT is what the Bible teaches! THAT is what Moses taught. THAT is supposed to be the word of God! Bollocks! THOSE are the words of wicked homicidal maniacs, the kind of people who wrote much of the Bible, Moses being one of them.
For those who don’t believe it says such things in what they regard as a holy book, read Numbers Chapter 31.Â
Verse 6: ‘And Moses sent them to the war…’
Verse 7: ‘And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses, and they slew all the males’.
Verse 9: ‘And the children of Israel took off the women of Midian captives, and their little ones…’
Verse 15: ‘And Moses said unto them, Have you saved all the women alive?’
Wait for it, here it comes -Â what a nice man that Moses was:
Verse 17: ‘kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him’
Verse 18: ‘But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves’.
This is the same Moses who brought down the Ten Commandments, including those not to kill or to commit adultery. Such is the blatant hypocrisy of the Bible, and organized religion in general.
Is it any wonder that Christians have tortured, killed, raped and persecuted non-Christians thru the centuries, and that Muslims and Jews have done the same? They all share the same bloodthirsty history of the Old Testament books and so-called prophets. Is it any wonder so-called Christians caused firestorms in German cities like Hamburg, also destroying cities like Dresden and Berlin with bombs, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians? Or that so-called Christians dropped atomic bombs on innocent men, women and children in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, also condemning future generations to deformities, cancers and other illnesses due to radiation? Is it any wonder Islamic fundamentalists feel it is justified to target innocent civilians in so-called Christian countries, which are killing innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands by Israel, exploiting the oil reserves in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries, andÂ which are still targeting innocent civilians with nuclear weapons?
All these warÂ criminals from Moses down to the present day, on all sides, will have to face the consequences of their actions. In the words of the Socialist anthemÂ ‘The Internationale’, Â ‘no Saviors from on high deliver’, nor indeedÂ areÂ Jesus or any other saviors from on high ableÂ to prevent karmic justice, nor is any absolution, confession, Mass, Holy Communion, baptism,Â being ‘born again’Â or receiving theÂ Last Rites involving priests and pastors. We will all have to go thru a life review when we die, feel the suffering we caused (and the results of the good we did of course), and face the karmic consequences.
So all these smug servicemen and women from all Christian countriesÂ who stand singing hymns in church, thinking they are doing God’s will in killing people from other lands, will be in for a big shock when they find neither Jesus nor priests can save them from facing karmic justice. Islamist extremists who murder hostages and civilians in atrocities will also have to face karmic justice, as will people of all other religions, atheists and agnostics.
We are ALL responsible for our own actions, and there is no escaping this. Be warned! The day of reckoning will come!
But there is no everlasting Hell, no eternal damnation. Every spirit or soul has the potential to develop, to learn from its mistakes, and to evolve into the higher spiritual realms. By working thru our karma, we progress. But more than anything else, what holds us back are outdated so-called ancient religious texts written by men for men, but pretending to be the word of ‘God’. These dangerous books should be banned from public circulation and put in museums. They also endorse slavery, subjugation of women, homophobia and all sorts of other things which wouldn’t be tolerated today.
As for myself, I am by no means blameless. As a pacifist who then strayed into Stalinism, I have to face the consequences of once believing shooting people trying to escape across the Berlin Wall was justified, and that, even if Stalin went too far with his purges, the end justified the means – the end being, I then believed, the utopia of Communism, or the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth. I have since learnt, of course, that this can never be achieved by brute force and brutality. It can only come about when we have evolved spiritually in sufficient numbers, or alternatively if we personally have learnt from past mistakes and evolved spiritually, we will move on permanently to the higher spiritual planes beyond the Earth plane, where a Communist-like utopia is already in existence.
So as well as The Bible, Torah, Koran, etc., the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin also need to be revised in the light of 20th Century experience. Out must go the Dictatorship of the Proletariat to crush all classes opposed to the rule of the working-class (which in effect meant anyone opposed to Socialism), because this supposedly ‘democratic dictatorship’ of the toiling masses became a bureaucratic dictatorship over them. The Marxist-Leninist texts need to be edited and revised (yes comrades, revisionism!) so that true democracy and rights of minoritiesÂ are preserved under a Socialist Constitution.
That is really why we are all here. To learn from experience, and from our individual and collective mistakes, and to progress. Regarding outdated and dangerous religious and political texts as dogma which can never be questioned is what is holding so many people back, and perpetuating the genocide and other crimes of past eras.
Karmic justice is automatic. It will not be stopped by quoting Moses, Mohammed, Jesus, Marx, Lenin, Mao or anybody else. We must think and act for ourselves, and take full responsibility for our actions.