Software Program or Soul?

Here is the sermon for May 3, 2020.

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Today is Sunday, May 3, 2020.

We are still in lockdown, house arrest, whatever you wish to call it. I heard a report that my governor says the state of emergency will be in place until July 6th. More smoke and mirrors. There is no end in sight.

Supermarkets are more and more regimented with amazingly well-produced signage telling you where to stand and how to behave. Don’t walk the wrong way down the aisle! Make sure you don’t encroach in another’s space! The employees are scrubbing your cart down before and after with magic solution. In the outside world, people are wearing masks while driving alone in their cars. What is happening?

It was raining yesterday. My wife and I thought to get a couple of things at the local Home Depot. We changed our minds when we saw outside the store a long line of people, maybe 40 or more, standing in the rain waiting to get into the store. Why are they in a line, in the cold rain, six feet apart from one another? Because the new COVID rules limit the number of shoppers inside. So, in this upside-down world, it is healthier to stand outside in the cold rain rather than inside a warm and dry store.

What about this brings the most sadness? What is the most despairing thing? I do despair. I wrote this on FB the other day. Yes, Facebook, the platform that has been censoring, deleting and banning people faster and faster in recent days. David Icke was banned on Friday. He is not the only one. We are descending into darkness. Darkness doesn’t mean we are dead. It means it is dark. There will be no alternative voices on popular platforms to the elite narrative. We are being erased.

I am telling you very clearly. The world you knew is gone forever and we are now being prepared through the social isolation, mask wearing, snitching, and blind obedience to authority and its media, to a new way of being, a new robotic way of being, a controlled way of being. This is not about a virus. This is about control. There is no end in sight. Don’t get lost in the fear porn of the virus from the media. None of it can be trusted.

I wrote this:

This morning I awoke with a feeling I hadn’t felt since my son’s death nearly eight years ago. In the days following his death, I didn’t want to fall asleep because in my sleep I would dream that he was alive and with us. I would awaken to the cold reality that he was gone. In time that fear of sleep left me. It returned early this morning as I awoke with a start. I dreamt of a normal past life. I awoke suddenly to the realization that this NWO apocalypse or whatever we’ll call it, is the reality not the nightmare. Will this new fear of sleep ever leave me? It isn’t the sleep that frightens. It is the awakening.

I am not afraid of the virus. The virus is manufactured. COVID is a movie. Real people die. But we have no idea what is really killing them. We are only told. We are told by the same movie-makers who gave us 9/11. It isn’t the wickedness in high places that causes the despair in me. It isn’t the wickedness of the elites who have unleashed this psychological operation upon us that causes me to fear awakening. The despair is caused by the reactions of others who not only accept what they are told but actively silence those who are searching for what is real and true. The despair is for the collective delusion of my fellow humans. We are descending into slavery, in which every aspect of our lives will be controlled. We are seeing it unfold now. We are not becoming enslaved by force, but by our own acquiescence.

That said, it is still force. This is a psychological operation enacted by transnational agents and personalities upon all of us. This has been planned for many decades, perhaps generations. But we could resist it if there were enough people who could see this for what it is and simply say, “We are not going to cooperate.”

That may happen. There are people who battle tirelessly to communicate what they have seen and have discovered that is contrary to the media propaganda, and they will continue to do this as long as they are able to do so.

But now this movement is being forced underground. As I see it, it will likely remain there for decades if not centuries. I wrote this poem in September 2018. It is called “For the Martyrs Who Bear Witness.”

For The Martyrs Who Bear Witness
If they tell you I suicided,
It may be not because I killed myself.

If they say I went crazy,
It may be not because I was mentally ill.

If I am accused of doing all kinds of bad things,
It may be not because I did them.

If I stop talking about what I think is true,
It may be not because I have changed my mind.

If I end up vanishing from public space,
I may be still found in secret places.

If the world goes dark with lies and violence,
Look for the candles of those still bearing witness.

We are now approaching the last stanza of this poem. The world is going dark with lies and violence. For the vast majority, for those whose minds are software programs, they will see nothing wrong with being fed, staying in line, obeying every command, denying their own humanity, and reporting on anyone who does not conform.

You will not find the voices of the martyrs on the mega-platforms (Google/Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) These voices are being systematically silenced, their contributions are being erased. You will have to go to secret places. You will have to go underground.

In 2006 I started my blog, Shuck and Jive. So far, it is still on-line. I started it because I was made aware of a phenomenon called Peak Oil. I wrote dozens, perhaps hundreds of posts on Peak Oil over the years. Few took it seriously of course. Too depressing. Peak Oil ultimately would result in a contraction of energy, economy, and population leading to social and economic collapse. Peak Oil was a driving factor behind the 9/11 False Flag. We are now witnessing this global collapse.

I used to wonder why “they” didn’t get it. Why didn’t our presidents and our politicians and our hot shot thinkers talk about this more and make plans for how we as humans, and particularly Americans (who while four percent of the world’s population consume 25% of the world’s oil), should do about this impending contraction, so we could contract with awareness and with justice. We should be going local. Instead we are going global.

The global elite have been thinking about this and planning for it for a long time. COVID is the implementation of the plan. COVID is a controlled demolition of the global economy. It is a contraction that is engineered to benefit the elite. Those plebians who survive this ritual of transformation to the new reality either will be incorporated into it, accepting all the elements of global control and servitude, or they will rebel and die, or they will be ushered into prison camps, however large or small they need to be as we see now in Gaza. This is my despair. This is happening.

The same people, by the way, who control the concentration camp that is Gaza are the same people who engineered 9/11 and this COVID operation. They are all part of the same cabal, the same cult of transnational agents and personalities. Read David Icke’s book Trigger. Hadn’t heard about that book? Oh, yes, you haven’t heard of it because Icke was banned from Facebook and Youtube. He is not acceptable. Who he names is why he is banned. More than most, in my opinion, David Icke gets what is happening and who is responsible. He is one of the witnesses who has been telling us for three decades what has been happening and he has been exposing these psychopathic monsters who are running our world. He was one of the earliest voices to show that 9/11 was a scam. (Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster, 2002).

Since this is a sermon, I should say something spiritual.

There are particular challenges for the spiritual person. Spiritual is in contradiction to a software program. As David Icke points out, the vast, vast majority of people are software programs. The government and its media say, “Do this.” Then they press “Enter” and the people stand six feet apart, don their masks, and report on those who don’t obey. A good rule of thumb is that those who are wearing masks today are software programs.

Spiritual people on the other hand, are feeling that this is not right. They are not sure what to believe and David Icke and all the other so-called “conspiracy theorists” are causing significant cognitive dissonance. What does a spiritual person do?

I think the first thing one must do is to develop an understanding of what is real. You need to answer these questions with spiritual awareness. If you do not understand the bigger picture, you will not be able to comprehend what is happening to us now. People ask me, “What are we supposed to do?” Here is an answer. Get out your journal. Answer these questions with greater and greater depth until you can understand what is happening. Here are the questions:

Who are you? What happens to you when you die? What is this existence? Who made it? Who controls it? What is the Good? What is the origin and role of evil? What is the long plan of both evil and Good? How do see yourself in this plan?

These questions are not easy. The answers are not provided by religion, science or philosophy in and of themselves. These questions are yours. You as a spiritual person have no choice but to struggle with these questions. It isn’t about being smart or intellectual or educated. It is about your heart, your soul, You.

If you are feeling cognitive dissonance it is because your comprehension of reality is not comprehensive enough for this experience. This is why so many people cannot get what happened on September 11th, 2001. The elites blew up three skyscrapers in front of our faces and said they didn’t do it. How did they get away with that? Simple. They control the software programs that are people’s perceptions. In these software programs, the reality of evil is veiled.

Removing the veil is the spiritual journey. The ability and the will to remove the veil that covers evil is the difference between being spiritual and being a software program. Of course, you need an understanding of the Good that is larger than evil to stay on your path. Because that is of course, who you are as a spiritual person. You are the Good.

One of the challenges is that we tend to want things to work out in our own lifetimes, in this particular experience. So I will be blunt. You need to be prepared not to live through this. Outside of a cosmic miracle, we will be descending into darkness and ultimately into slavery for decades if not centuries. That is why it is important for you to have an understanding of “you” beyond your death or beyond this experience of reality. You may be doing your most important work after you are dead.

Pretty crazy, right? It is going to get crazier, Beloveds. As this lockdown rolls on and as the elites send us one PSYOP plague after another (terrorists, viruses, monster hornets, alien attacks) and as the vast numbers transition to their new robotic existence, more and more spiritual people will start to realize what is happening. They will look for spiritual compatriots, guides, witnesses, martyrs. These witnesses are saying to you now:

If I end up vanishing from public space,
I may be still found in secret places.

If the world goes dark with lies and violence,
Look for the candles of those still bearing witness.

This is the long game. Don’t fret the trolls. Don’t let them get under your skin. They are software programs, nothing more. You have a soul. Embrace it.

Amen.

Say Goodbye

Say goodbye to the life you once knew.
However fleeting and unsustainable,
it was ours for a time.
Now passing like our tears flowing to the sea,
what life/death awaits?
Cry for humanity once again.
I miss touch.
I miss my shattered life.

Are COVID19 Death Certificates Being Manipulated? A Conversation with Dr. Annie Bukacek

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Dr. Annie Bukacek of Kalispell, Montana speaks with me about COVID19 death certificates. How do doctors decide whether or not to attribute a death to COVID19 and are the COVID19 deaths being exaggerated? We also discuss what care is not happening during this lockdown and we talk about whether or not the lockdown is good for our health as individuals and as a nation. Find her presenation on Youtube, Montana Physician, Dr. Annie Bukacek discusses how COVID 19 Death Certifiates are being Manipulated. Find Annie Bukacek on Facebook and find her website Doctors Unmask COVID 19.

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Anastasis 2020

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Today is Sunday, April 12, 2020.

It is Easter Sunday.

The Church is on lockdown.

The Body of Christ is in its tomb.

Satan has killed Jesus. Jesus has not been raised.

For the first time since 1349, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem closed its doors. It hadn’t done so since the Black Death. COVID is not the Black Death. Those who have manipulated this event are the Black Death. They have forcibly prevented the Body of Christ to assemble, to be an ekklesia, to gather physically to heal, to share the Gospel, to pray, to break bread, to worship.

Today is the most important day in the church calendar. Today is Resurrection Day. There is no resurrection. There is only virtual resurrection and virtual worship conducted on the oppressor’s media platforms. Church leaders around the world, themselves, have invited, insisted, and praised their own oppression.

“Please shut our doors,” they scream to the antichrist that has taken control of the world’s governments. “Please close the church! Thank you, O, thank you, for shutting us down! You, Dr. WHO, are the true Holy Wisdom. Yours is the Voice of the Holy Spirit.” With virtual worship, church leaders do the will of the antichrist.

Only those who are worshiping illegally, in a body, who have courageously resisted the antichrist and its pronouncements, and have held real worship, who are scorned for doing so, shamed, abused, and arrested, only they are the true worshipers on this day. Christ is raised in them.

As for me, I don’t think I have ever felt this much despair for humanity as now. The despair is not over the level of wickedness in high places, but the shroud of ignorance and fear that has covered the people so they cannot see it. They acquiesce and even beg for their own oppression. We are headed within a few years for massive death and enslavement. No resurrection is in sight. Perhaps we deserve it.

In my country, the United States, the bureaucrats have dutifully obeyed their orders from above them. These bureaucrats have closed schools and businesses. They have shut down mosques, synagogues, temples, churches and all places of worship. They have forcibly taken from the people their first amendment rights guaranteed to everyone. Rights that shall not be abridged. The First Amendment reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Speech has been abridged. Censors are alive and well on the antichrist’s platforms, removing articles and videos that provide information that is counter to the antichrist’s message. They pretend to do so under the authority of “independent fact checkers” who in reality lack the authority to tie their own shoes without permission and direction from the demons who rule them. We are not permitted even to talk about an alternative plan than the one that allowed Dr. WHO to destroy our societies. When you did you vote for this? When did you decide to allow these authorities to take away your rights? You didn’t. You were manipulated by a combination of media, peer pressure, shame, and fear to hand over your humanity to these evil liars.

Evil liars, did I say? Isn’t that a bit strong? Well, let’s see. How often have we been told lies by our established press on behalf of the powerful? How about the invasion of Iraq in 2003 under the false pretense that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction? Saddam was no picnic, ask Shias, who Saddam regularly oppressed. But Saddam was a puppet of the US, who provided Saddam with chemical weapons against Iran. The US assisted both sides. How much death and destruction is the result of the lies of the militaristic psychopaths in the United States and in Israel, the director of US foreign policy?

Let’s talk about 9/11. A total complete fake. The official lie has been proven a hundred times over to be filled with holes. The established Press, the media, lies to this day about 9/11. It was a movie, it was theatrics. The blame put on supposedly Islamic terrorists. Hijackers. Planes flying into buildings. Theatrics. Two planes did not bring down three skyscrapers. Planes brought down no skyscrapers. The buildings were blown to kingdom come. And the people in them. The only press that reported on the study by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks regarding the demolition of Building 7, first released in 2019 outside of two local Alaska media outlets, was Press TV, the English-speaking television station from Iran. I announced on my radio show that Iran had a freer press than the United States.

The media, completely owned by the archons, the antichrist, these transnational entities and personalities, continue to lie to this day about 9/11, a crime committed by their bosses. And yet, people who even know that, or perhaps expect that, suddenly, believe everything they tell us about COVID! The same liars who gave us the fantasy of 9/11, give us COVID. These liars are really movie-makers. It is all theatrics. COVID: The Movie, is the Sequel to 9/11.

9/11 was not about hijackers. COVID is not about a virus. It is all smoke and mirrors. Theatrics. A movie.

Anastasis! Rise up!

There is no free press in the United States. The press has been bought, paid for, controlled, and directed with scripts from above for a long time. The only real press are the people, taking back their narrative, taking back their truth, taking back their dignity, against the archons who are hellbent on destroying everything we value.

The right of the people peaceably to assemble has been abridged. Gatherings above a certain small number are prohibited, even when they obey the repressive and absurdly comical rules of “social distancing.” Those rules, “stay six feet away from another” are not about stopping the spread of the virus. They are designed to turn us into robots, minions, and obedient serfs. This has nothing to do with healing. For millions of years humankind has survived amidst disease, foul weather, predators, and everything else that nature offers by doing what humanity has always done, isolating the sick, not the healthy, and caring for the vulnerable. We do this every flu season. From a health standpoint, these policies of the antichrist are making us less healthy and more vulnerable to all kinds of sickness and disease.

Around the world, before COVID: The Movie, protests were being held in the streets. They have all been shut down by the antichrist. You may not petition your government for a redress of grievances. You will be arrested.

This is not about a virus. This is control.

The free exercise of religion has been prohibited. The clergy have been reduced to sycophants of the state. I wrote this yesterday on my Facebook page which itself, is a tool of the antichrist for surveillance and control. I wrote:

“One has to understand the power of evil if one is going to understand what is happening. Our enemy is not “nature.” This is not a “natural” virus. The governments are not protecting you. They are bureaucrats obeying orders. They don’t care about you. At best I can see so far, this COVID Movie is a combination of bioweapon and PSYOP by transnational entities and personalities in order to control us. All of our religions (and this includes Christianity and Islam) are too weak and ineffective at dealing with evil. They cannot even name it. How can they resist it? This is proven by the fact that we have all rolled over and have let evil shut us down with lies, telling their followers to “stay at home” and obey their governments. Only the very few of any religion can bear the weight of the mantle of Hussain, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (peace be upon them).

The free exercise of religion, free speech, assembly, redress, all going if not gone.

We are no longer the United States of America. We are under control of the fake Dr. WHO, the antichrist. The antichrist has locked the body of Christ in a tomb. Hades is standing guard wearing full riot gear.

All around us the world is crashing. Trillions of dollars have just been printed out of thin air by the Federal Reserve and given to the evil banksters. It is being spent as if there is no tomorrow, because tomorrow all the money will be worthless. Meanwhile, we are all locked up with nothing to do but watch the screens 24/7. This Hollywood News, the mouthpiece of the antichrist is all of a piece, and we will be entertained, distracted, manipulated and made compliant. And what of the followers of Jesus, the body of Christ? The body rots in its tomb.

The antichrist is laughing. Laughing. Loving every minute. He pulled it off. Humanity proved itself to be as gullible as expected. The antichrist has been taking notes, seeing who has been naughty and nice. This is but a trial run, I suspect. At some point Dr. Who will announce that the virus is no longer a threat and there will be some return to what was before. But not without a price. Mandatory vaccines, ID chips, no more cash, massive surveillance, restriction of movement, and martial law when necessary, may be our day to day reality in the near future. Of course, dissidents will be rounded up and silenced. Then when there is no one left to speak, total enslavement. For centuries. Perhaps a thousand years.

One more piece of bad news, before I dare discuss anastasis.

You should find the website http://www.deagel.com. No author is listed on this website. There is no company named on it. It is an interesting website. It is maintained and updated daily and contains news about the business of military hardware. Who is buying what? What is the latest super cool death machine that scientists, scientists that we are supposed to trust, have created for us? You can find all of that. At the bottom of the page, find a link for “countries.” In the list you will find 2017 statistics and a forecast for 2025. The United States of America, according to this website, will have a third of its population in 2025, five years from now. Now we have about 325 million people. In 2025 according to this forecast, the population of the United States will be less than 100 million.

What to make of this? A joke? A crazy prediction from a doom and gloomer? A tease to stir up conspiracy theorists? It could be.

Another possibility. This is not a forecast. This is a plan. The antichrist is arrogant and vain. The antichrist leaves clues right out in the open. Clues such as Lockstep in 2010 that produced a scenario for a pandemic, eerily similar to the COVID movie we are currently experiencing. Clues such as Event 201 held in the Fall of 2019, to respond to a pandemic that just happened to come true. Participants received cute coronavirus plushies.

I don’t know if the population of the United States will be reduced to a third by 2025. Maybe it will be 2027 or 2030 or 2023. Or maybe never. I don’t know what evil the antichrist has designed for us. I expect it.

Humanity is going down. It is not our fault as a species. It is because of design by the rulers of this present darkness. We are under attack by evil.

Those who have known me and my ministry for some or all of the past 27 years, know that I normally don’t talk like this. I dismissed and even mocked Christians who understood the power of evil. I was even an atheist pastor, in part because no understanding of God made any sense in the materialist universe that had been constructed for me by education, the same education that has elevated evil in the guise of scientists and doctors as our rulers.

My mind changed as I began to explore the evil of 9/11, an evil that could not even be explored because people were too afraid to admit what it all meant, that we have been ruled and controlled by transnational entities and personalities, who mean to do us harm. I stopped being afraid of what would happen to me if I explored and shared what I was learning. My awareness expanded, at least as I see it. Others say I just went crazy. One day we will all know.

I was also changed as I saw signs of resurrection in Karbala, Iraq when I visited the shrine of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) and I felt the summons to tell what I felt was true regardless of personal sacrifice. Hussain and his family and companions made the ultimate sacrifice. Nothing I could do would be comparable to Hussain. I am too late to that battle. I am too late to do anything for Hussain. All I can do is bear witness to what I have seen. I will do it so help me God. If I am the one deluded and wrong, then I will face that judgment by Allah.

I have lost my friends now. I have lost my position as a pastor. I suspect that the vast, vast majority of my new Muslim friends are abandoning me as well. I am just too crazy to not believe the screens. Trust the doctors! Trust the government! Trust science! No, I will not. Those are worthless clichés. The doctors and scientists trotted out by the screens are either compromised or are actors. They have been conquered by evil, even as they may not know it. They serve the antichrist. They serve Satan.

I will be banished and silenced. I know that will come.

So my dear beloveds, that is my choice. What is yours?

On Easter Sunday, while you sit at home having lost your freedom to buy seeds for your garden (apparently even seeds are no longer essential), while children are home from shut down schools, while you lost your job, while no one around you is even sick, we wouldn’t know anything was wrong if it weren’t for the screens showing us this movie. While all of this is happening, your demise is being plotted. You are being watched. You are being recorded. You are letting the antichrist take your soul.

What is your choice?

“John Shuck and those like him are crazy. They are dangerous. Trust the screens!”

That will be the choice of many, if not most, who hear what I say.

Whether or not I am crazy, it does not change what is happening. That will still be up to you whether I and others who are bearing witness to the evil that is unfolding are around or not.

You are never free from your responsibility to think for yourself. You are a moral agent and you cannot shirk that responsibility.

You have a decision to make.

Who is your friend? Who is your enemy? Whose voice will you trust? Simply taking the easiest route, the path that everyone else takes, is a decision. You are responsible for it. Just because all your friends put their trust in the screens, it is still your decision. If there is such a thing as Allah and the Day of Resurrection, you will be judged for your decision. Choose wisely.

If you are still listening, watching, or reading, you know something isn’t right. You may not go all the places I am going, but you know something is very, very wrong. You know it in your gut. What will you do about it?

Today is Easter Sunday. I don’t know if there has been a comparable Easter to today since Christianity began. I learned just within the last couple of years thanks to biblical scholar and theologian, John Dominic Crossan, that the Eastern Church may have a more fruitful understanding of the Resurrection of Jesus than the Western Church.

Resurrection in the Eastern Church is not just Jesus rising from the tomb himself. In the Eastern Church, as seen by the icon, resurrection is anastasis, it is rising up. Jesus breaks the prison of death, which is also known as sleep, and pulls humanity from their prison. Jesus busts them out, grabbing ahold of Adam and Eve by the wrists, the first humans and pulling them out of Hades. Jesus pulls out David and Solomon, Abel, the first martyr, and John the Baptist, and all the martyrs and prophets follow in the victory. Hades is on the ground, crushed by his own gates, that he used to seal humanity in its prison of death, delusion, and sleep. The nail scarred foot of Jesus walks on top of Hades and his gate. No gate of death shall contain him.

Anastasis! Rise up! Rise up! Jesus is busting you out.

Giving you life. Waking you up. Calling you to make a decision for truth.

I don’t know how this ends, that is in the near future. In the far future, God’s kingdom will come. God’s will be done. But in the near future, I don’t know.

It is not my business to judge humanity or to judge God. I don’t know if Jesus will bust us out of our prison or whether that will have to wait for several more centuries. Part of that answer depends, I suppose, on whether or not humanity is ready to be released. Sometimes things like dull minds, take time to sharpen. Perhaps a few centuries enslaved by the antichrist will be what we need to find our courage and our wits.

We have but one job in these times. That job is to bear witness. We are to be martyrs. Martus in Greek means both martyr and witness. You tell what you believe to be true. What you have seen. What you have heard. You tell what your faith is about. Who you trust.

This battle is a long battle. It is longer than our individual lives. If we bear witness and we die, we will become part of that Great Cloud of Witnesses. We will have work to do, at least as I see it, even beyond the grave.

When it is time for Imam Mahdi to appear and for Jesus to return, the two together will establish justice.

For those of you who have known me from before, you know, I have not spoken like this in my sermons or writings. It is because I underestimated the reality and the power of evil. I also underestimated the reality and power of goodness and truth.

No more.

I don’t know how to reconcile my faith in Jesus and my faith in Hussain. I am not sure how all the theological pieces fit together. I trust that Jesus led me to Karbala and Jesus introduced me to Hussain. Hussain taught me how to follow Jesus. Hussain and Jesus are one.

To me their witness is one. They sacrificed so that humanity might rise up and live.

Humanity has a choice.

Will it rise up?

Will you?

Amen.

Stand on Your Feet: A Sermon for Palm Sunday

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Hello my friends. My name is John Shuck.
My website is http://www.johnshuck.com

I am a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister and I have been one for 27 years having served four different congregations. I parted ways with my last congregation in November 2019. I don’t need to go into that, except that my awareness of spirituality and the human condition has expanded, at least how I see it. I am on my own and the irony is that while I have been on my sabbatical trying to determine what comes next, the apocalypse hit and the government has shut down the churches.

We are in uncharted territory as a human species. These are in a very real sense, the last days. I will get to that.

I should offer a disclaimer. Even though I am a Christian minister, I am not an orthodox Christian. I take a wide variety of viewpoints and synthesize them in my own way. And I change my mind on things as I learn and experience new things. You will find things to like and things to dislike. Take what is true for you, leave the rest. It is all good with me.

Before I begin my quote “sermon” endquote, I want to be clear that there is no such thing as “virtual” church. It is not a thing. What we call church in English comes from the Greek word, ekklesia, which means congregation or assembly. It is actual flesh and blood people gathering together to share the Gospel, to heal, to pray, to break bread, to worship. Virtual church is fake. These virtual sermons and virtual worship experiences that are being offered are not real. I am not saying they is not valuable, but it is not church. Calling it “virtual” church is an attempt to make you feel better about your imprisonment, your banishment, your punishment, your isolation, your hell.

From my perspective, hell should be called hell, and loss should be recognized for what it is, loss. Even as I may call this a “sermon”, it is not a sermon. A sermon requires a congregation, an ekklesia, an assembly, of flesh and blood people. This is a screen show. But it is what it is. It is the best I have for you today. I say this so we do not forget and are not fooled and lulled to into accepting that this assault on humanity, this attack on the people of Earth is not as horrific as it is. This is not OK. This is not right. This is evil.

Ephesians 6:12: “For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

More on that to come. Today is Palm Sunday. It is also Passion Sunday. Palm/Passion Sunday. Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey to shouts of Hosannas.

Here is the text:

Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, “The Lord needs them.” And he will send them immediately.’ This took place to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
‘Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!’
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’

Two Christian scholars who have helped me appreciate Palm Sunday and Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem at Passover are John Dominic Crossan and the late Marcus Borg. They wrote a book together called “The Last Week” explaining the last week of Jesus’s life according to the Gospel of Mark within the matrix as Crossan calls it of Roman Imperial Theology.

This parade of Jesus is a demonstration. Scholars debate as to whether this is historical or parable, and I think it is probably some kind of combination, but what is real in all of this is the matrix for this spiritual story. The matrix is occupation by the Romans and the Jewish leaders over the people and everything that goes with it. As Dr. Crossan has said, you cannot talk about Martin Luther King and not talk about slavery and Jim Crow and lynchings, that is the entire matrix from which King arose, preached, and led a movement. You can’t talk about Jesus and not talk about Roman Imperial Theology and the Second Temple Theology which worked hand in hand to oppress the people of Palestine.

What is happening when Jesus enters Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, that is from the east, on the other side is a military parade from the west. They are showing their stuff. Roman soldiers on war horses. They have a job to do. This is Passover. This is the time of revolt. Passover is about after all, liberation from slavery and oppression. It is a hotbed of revolution and resistance. The Roman soldiers are marching in a loud and visible parade with everything they got. They are planting crosses in front of the gates to the city. Swords, arrows, soldiers everywhere. They will be needing to crucify people to show who is boss. That is what occupation means. Humiliation and control. They call it order. Occupation is the same then as it is today. Of course, the means, the weapons, are far more deadly today.

The parade of Jesus is a counter-parade. The people shouting Hosannas to Jesus are the people. These are people who have lost their land, their livelihoods, their lives to these oppressors who have taken over. They are the people who know the oppression of Rome and the Jewish Temple priests, Pharisees, scribes, and tax collectors who collaborate with their Roman masters. These people are considered non-essential. These people see in Jesus a way out. Freedom. Liberation. Dignity.

What they do not see in Jesus is what according to the gospels, Jesus saw. Jesus saw that he was going to be crushed by this oppression. He would die. He saw that his dying would do something for the future.

That future might be right now. Jesus taught by word and example that dying on your feet is better than living on your knees. Another person showed the world that same truth several hundred years later, Hussain Ibn Ali, in Karbala.

Now Christians and Muslims are going to disagree over the martyrdom of Jesus. According to the Qur’an, Jesus did not die but was taken to heaven. The Jews crucified Judas thinking it was Jesus. I have deep respect for that revelation and for the people who hold it. My mind may be changed. For now, my conscience sees Jesus as a martyr. That is where I am.

Christians and Muslims will see things differently probably until Jesus (peace be upon him) and Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him) reveal themselves, establish justice and straighten us all out. I hope that time comes soon. When that time comes, I will likely be shown that I had a lot of things wrong. I will face the judgment of the beneficent and compassionate God that judges in truth.

Assuming that Jesus did die on a cross as the Gospels say, for what? Why? What does that mean? Or what does the death of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) mean? What does it mean for us today in what I see as the beginning of the end of life as we know it?

On Palm Sunday we also hear the passion story, the story of Jesus’s execution. I am not going to read that today. You can find it in Matthew 27:11-54. It tells of the fake trial, Jesus’s crucifixion and the punchline after Jesus breathes his last, and there is an earthquake, a Roman soldier, a centurion exclaims:

“Truly this man was God’s Son!”

I do want to say something about what I think the designation, “God’s son” means and doesn’t mean. I think that Christianity probably made a wrong turn by saying that Jesus was different in kind from other human beings. He was different in degree, but not kind, as I see it.

The phrase Son of God was used by what came to be orthodox Christianity to say that Jesus was God. But the phrase “son of God” or “God’s son,” is an honorific title that means chosen one or prophet, someone selected to do a task. Prophet David or Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon them) could be called the same.

I see Jesus (peace be upon him) as a prophet chosen for a task. What is that task? I think Jesus showed us where we came from, what the problem is, and our way out.

I should say another thing. I am not an orthodox Christian or an orthodox Muslim or an orthodox anything. I am independent. I think what I think, change my mind as needed, and you can take what you think is true and reject what you don’t think is true. I am simply following my conscience.

Christian orthodoxy has considered the incarnation of Jesus, the divine Jesus incarnated into human flesh as unique to Jesus. I see it differently. I see Jesus as an example for everyone. I recommend reading David Icke regarding this. According to David Icke, we are infinite consciousness choosing to have a finite experience on earth. Like Jesus who was equal with God says Philippians chapter 2, but emptied himself (kenosis) and had an earthly experience. Here is that text:

Philippians 2:5-8:
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6 who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8 he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.

The difference between Jesus and the rest of us is that Jesus didn’t forget who he was when he emptied himself and became flesh. We forgot. We only see this world, the world of our senses, unless of course our consciousness has been ignited. The reason we forgot is because forces of evil have filled us with illusion and deception, telling us that this is all there is.

I find the Gnostics to be very helpful with this. The Nag Hammadi library, found in the 20th century after having been hidden for 16 hundred years is a treasure of esoteric thought about Jesus and the human condition. The Gospel of Thomas, which consists of sayings of Jesus, many of which are quite unlike sayings of Jesus in the other gospels, is helpful here, in regard to Jesus’s ultimate mission. As I put this together, Jesus is like an avatar. He chose to become human but never forgot that he was infinite consciousness. So are you. So am I. What Jesus and all the prophets and other intuitive insightful people have done is to ignite the spark of awareness in humanity. Awareness of who we really are. With that awareness comes freedom.

Humanity has become a prisoner. We are prisoners of this material realm, prisoners of our senses, and afraid of death. If you don’t think humans are afraid of death, then ask yourself how three billion of us have given up our societies and our rights and our dignity within a few short weeks because we are afraid of some so-called virus. The virus is fear. That is what the real virus is. The virus is the deception by which the rulers of this age, the powers of darkness, are enslaving us.

We are going to be fully enslaved very soon. I don’t know if we will be enslaved for centuries or whether we can, with God’s help, beat this. This is what I wrote on my Facebook page a couple of days ago.

“Life in America (and around the world) is ending as we have known it. It may seem to come back partially, for a short time. Then it will plunge into slavery. The vast majority will accept this enslavement thinking that the governments are protecting them. This enslavement could last for decades, maybe for centuries. Do I know that? No, I expect it. What do we do? You must accept that you are not your body. You are not your thoughts and perceptions. You are not your emotions. You will die and this experience will end. The real you will not end. The most important thing is spiritual grounding. This is a long battle. It is not against flesh and blood but principalities and powers and the rulers of this present darkness. It is not your job to worry whether or not people will wake up in time or whatever. It is each of our jobs to live this day and bear witness.”

We are to bear witness. That is what Jesus did. Others have as well. They spoke their truth and spoke it clearly and were killed for it. They knew that would happen. They did it because it was a way to communicate to future generations, perhaps to this present day that we must not fear death. When we do not fear death, when we live each day prepared to die, we can think more clearly about what is happening. Jesus sacrificed himself for that. We shouldn’t waste it.

What does the Gospel story of Jesus, particularly, the parade and the passion we are contemplating this week, have to do with our situation?

First of all, something isn’t right. We need to know who we are engaging. I think that this entire thing is a Problem-Reaction-Solution as David Icke calls it. All kinds of bad things are coming with a so-called pandemic as an excuse. We need to research this and expand our consciousness regarding what is happening. We may get out of lockdown. We may not. Even if we do, life will not be the same. We have allowed our governments (ultimately, those who control them) to have complete control over us. Those forces who control our governments are evil. They have been plotting our demise. Search out guides that have been proven to be trustworthy to you. David Icke is a person who I have found to be that. He is not at all surprised at what is happening. First, know what we are facing. Do the work.

Second, we need to be courageous and speak about what we know to be true and not allow others to bully us with their fear. The view by the established media and all the authorities do not allow for any other view except theirs. That view is, “Shut up and do what you are told.” Instead, we follow in the spirit of Jesus. We say what we see. We disobey when necessary, and face the consequences of that. I am thanking the citizen journalists, and citizen scientists, and citizen truth-tellers and asking you to keep going. This is called bearing witness.

Third, we need to know and be prepared that bearing witness could lead to sacrifice. Each day we must live as those who are prepared to die and know that when we die, we die as those who go forth to live. That is our spiritual bedrock. Do whatever practice you need to do, prayer, meditation, spiritual reading, spiritual writing, whatever, to reinforce that. Upon it we can do what we must.

Finally, we must trust that which is worthy of trust. Worrying over whether the world will awaken or trying to calculate how God will defeat evil is not our job. God is using us. As I understand it, God is saying, bear witness to what is true, to what is just, to what is real. Trust that you will know what you need to do when you need to know.

Godspeed, my friends.
And God bless.

I am John Shuck. My website is http://www.johnshuck.com
Find my videos at “What’s Real?” on Brighteon.

Be well. Be safe. Be attentive.

COVID 19 Is Fake: Warriors Needed

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Let’s begin with this truism. It is a truism that has been falsely attributed to Aristotle. But it is still clever.  

The mark of an educated mind is to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Let us entertain three thoughts.

  1. COVID 19 is a natural virus. This virus came from eating a bat in a filthy seafood market in Wuhan, China. Rather than just get sick from eating bad food as what always normally happens, this case was different. A virus transferred itself from the bat to the human that is unique in its terror. This novel virus has spread worldwide and is killing people. You can be contagious with this virus even if you don’t have symptoms. Symptoms when they do arise are the same as a cold or flu. Except it is bad for some, especially those who are sick already from something else. The only way to stop its spread is to isolate and lockdown every human being. Jobs are lost forever. The economy is crashing. Rights that free societies have fought and died for (privacy, worship, commerce, assembly, speech) are taken away in order to stop the spread of this virus. These decisions are made and enforced from the top down in every government. These decisions are communicated 24/7 from media outlets and are reinforced by trans-governmental bureaucrats and scientists who work for them (ie. WHO). This thought is the accepted view. It is not an entertained thought. It is an absolutely accepted thought. It is promulgated and defended with force.
  2. COVID 19 is a bioweapon. There is a virus and it was created in a laboratory. It was released accidentally or on purpose by spies and militaristic psychopaths from one or several governments. This view is not accepted by the established Western media, but it gets some attention in alternative media and makes for increased tensions between governments. The government lockdowns and other precautions regarding stopping the spread of this weaponized virus, however, are often still supported by those who entertain this thought.
  3. COVID 19 is a fiction. There is no virus. All of the above actions, and more, are the result of what has been intended by trans-governmental entities and personalities that control governments around the world. The lockdowns are not only futile but an attack on humanity. Therefore, humanity must do everything in its power to become informed and defend itself against these attacks. This thought is not accepted by officials and most people and those who explore it and express their explorations are recipients of censorship in a variety of ways. 

I seek to follow this truism and I entertain all three thoughts. I can’t say that I know absolutely which thought is correct. With so much at stake, censoring any thought before humanity can discuss it and make rational decisions is ultimately destructive not only to our freedom but to our very survival. Only entities that seek to control others censor the exploration and expression of thought. If the thought I am entertaining is correct, or even probably or possibly correct, we don’t have much time and we need radical action.

One thought has been capturing my attention as of late. In fact, it has captured my attention so much so, that I find it to be the most logical and promising thought of the three. That thought is that COVID 19 is a fiction. I am going to offer some reasons on why I entertain that thought and what it might mean for our response as a human race. Obviously, the thought we accept is critical to the response that we make. This is not simply an exercise. What we do in the next few weeks and months could be the most important things we do for the future of our species for decades, perhaps centuries to come. 

I hope you will entertain this thought that COVID 19 is a fiction and by doing so challenge your acceptance of the dominant thought that has been forced upon you, that your government is acting in your interest to stop a virus. It is too dangerous for your life simply to accept that. 

Precedence.

We have been fooled and manipulated by governments and the powers that control them on many previous occasions. One example is 9/11. As I wrote in my shorter piece, COVID: The Movie, The Sequel to 9/11, 9/11 was a movie, a fiction. We were told that Al Qaeda terrorists with hijacked airplanes brought down three World Trade Center skyscrapers and put a hole in the Pentagon. This is fiction. The buildings and the people inside them were blown to kingdom come. The hijacked airplanes are the heart of the fiction. The official fiction has been proven beyond doubt to be false by curious people who have entertained other thoughts from those their governments told them to think. 

The COVID fiction is much larger in scope and effect than the 9/11 fiction. I am finding that many 9/11 Skeptics embrace the official COVID story and think there really is a virus. Why is that? My hunch is that many have not been able to see 9/11 as larger than the act of one government (or two) “9/11 is an inside job.” I entertain the thought that 9/11 was an act of the same trans-governmental entities and personalities that are to blame for COVID. We could call them the permanent government or a secret cult. Let’s give them a biblical name, archons.

Media.

Few things may be more important than understanding that our established media (including much of the alternative media) is all of a piece (Hollywood, news, network shows, print, cable, social media). All media outlets support and promote the official fiction of 9/11 to this day as accepted fact. The same media that lied and lies to us about 9/11 is telling us what to think and do about COVID. The media could not be trusted then about that. Why would anyone who knows this trust them now about this? The media is truly the eye of the enemy. Is it a surprise that we only communicate to one another via this media’s technology now? We can’t even meet. During the lockdown, the screens are blasting us with the only accepted view day and night. The screens are our constant babysitter. Everything the media says and doesn’t say serves a purpose, and it is not the purpose of humanity. It serves the archons. We must take our spear and thrust it into this eye. That is the thought I entertain. This means, of course, that nothing, no numbers, no images, no stories, no facts, no figures, no governmental bureaucrats (including presidents), politicians, or scientists in lab coats can be trusted to say anything that is true. Why? Because they all say it through the media. That means that nothing, not one thing, coming from them can be considered to be true unless verified independently. What in the official story of COVID can be verified? That there is a virus? No, we are told there is. That people around the world are dying of it? No, we are told this is the case. That locking down is the only thing that can save us? No, we are told we must.

Recently, the established media has been reporting that hospitals are overrun with COVID patients. People are dying of COVID. Panic. Fear. What will we do? Curious human beings visited these same hospitals such as Elmhurst in Queens, New York, and all over the world to see if this is true. Video after video by these citizen journalists show #emptyhospitals. The panic we witness on the news is fiction. In fact, it appears that some of these fictions are staged for the media! Why would the established media do this if for no other reason than to promote the fiction of a killer virus and thus promote control by our governments? This control does not come from just your government or mine. These fictions are promulgated throughout the world by trans-governmental entities to the governments they control.  

The Virus.

“Trust the scientists,” we are told. Well that is just silly. Scientists who work for governments and other agencies have rarely proved themselves to be trustworthy when it matters. Should we trust scientists who created the Atom Bomb? Should we trust the scientists who tested the Hydrogen Bomb and studied its effect on human guinea pigs in the Bikini islands? Should we trust the scientists who make biological weapons or design killer drones? Should we trust the scientists at NIST who said (and still say) that a 47-story skyscraper collapsed into its own footprint in less than seven seconds because of office fires? Should we trust scientists who find a disease to fit the drug the pharmaceutical industry invents (through its scientists)? Should we trust scientists and doctors whose training is funded by these same pharmaceutical companies? Scientists, like everyone else, work for those who control them. So should we trust scientists who say through the media that COVID 19 is a deadly virus? Should we trust scientists who say that a bat transferred this virus to humans in a seafood market in China? Not unless they can prove it independently. That has not been done. 

In fact, independent scientists, apart from institutions and media, have been saying something quite different. Should they be automatically trusted because they are independent? Of course not. But, when so much is at stake, it would be wise for you, dear human, to entertain what they are saying and make up your own mind, especially when the scientists promoted through the screens have a very, very ugly track record. 

A video created by Dr. Andrew Kaufman captured my attention. He is a medical doctor whose specialty is psychiatry. In his video, he offers his credentials and he explains what he thinks COVID 19 (or what is being called COVID 19) really is. He introduced me to a new word, exosomes. The takeaway is that what is called a virus is really our own immune system fighting an outside attack. I am no scientist. But I know the difference between those who peddle fiction on behalf of powerful agendas and those who are true searchers for truth. I hope that other independent scientists will examine this video and this work as well. 

This citizen doctor video and the citizen journalist videos of people showing us empty hospitals have made that mustard seed of doubt regarding the official version grow like weed. I want now to explore more what is really going on. I hope you will as well. The enforcement of the official version has dire consequences for the future of humanity. 

If this story is fake, then humanity must revolt or face the new reality of slavery. This is no exaggeration.

The main weapon used so far against humanity, as I entertain this thought, is the media. So far everything has been announced by the media and its actors, and the mass of humanity has acquiesced. We have been indoctrinated to trust blindly those in authority and its media, thinking it is on our side. The first attack has been an attack by the media. The first casualty of war is truth. The first attack in this war on humanity is the huge lie of a killer virus, a pandemic. That in itself has brought over three billion people in the world to their knees. But there is a real weapon that perhaps has already been used in many places including in Wuhan, China, and is being constructed throughout the world. 

5G 

A citizen journalist in London found workers putting in 5G while the city is locked down. This is happening all over the world. While we are shut up and locked down 5G is being rolled out. 5G citizen journalists and activists have been showing us that 5G is a killer. It is also a prison. It is also torture. I am entertaining the thought that when (or if, that depends on us) 5G goes up and is activated, humanity will be under complete and total control. I could be wrong. Maybe 5G is really a harmless cool way to download movies fast, talk to our toaster, and impress our friends with 3D holograms. Then why is it being rolled out in secret? Why has there not been any testing for health effects? What can it really do? I want answers to those questions now before they put 5G in all our hospitals and elementary schools and neighborhoods. Don’t you?

Side note. Wuhan, China, a city larger than New York City, by the way, had 5G activated when this “virus” hit. Think 5G might create a few exosomes? If you had control of this electromagnetic grid, you could turn it off. You could turn it on. You could direct it where ever you want. You could kill a lot of people with it and then say the people died from a virus. A thought to entertain, is it not?  Hospitals may be filling up when 5G kicks in and those who are “tested” could be tagged with COVID 19 when in fact it was their own bodies’ exosomes fighting the outside killer attack.  See Dr. Kaufman’s video.

Conclusion

Let’s be clear as to what I am saying and what I am not saying. I am not saying that because I entertain the thought that COVID 19 is a fiction, that people are not going to die. I think that people will die, and perhaps many. I think as many will die as needed in order for the archons, these trans-governmental entities and personalities to get what they want.  These human beings won’t be dying from a virus. They will die because they are murdered (possibly by 5G) and we will be told it was a virus. Just like 9/11. People were murdered by those who blew up buildings and the perps who owned the media told us it was a bunch of religious fanatics, whose religion, conveniently, was Islam. Commence bombing.

Who are some of these trans-governmental entities and personalities? Look for the money. They want to keep it. They want more of it. Money is control. Look who is in the news a lot these days and portrayed as a great hero and humanitarian regarding this “virus.” Look at who wants to roll out 5G all over the planet. Look at the richest of the rich. No government controls them. They control governments. Remember that nothing the media says about them can be trusted. 

COVID 19 is a fiction. Warriors needed.

I am a simple preacher. I am saying something ain’t right. People need to get off their knees and stand on their feet and research this quickly. Call me a conspiracy theorist or crazy if it feels good for you. But know where you are when you call me that. You are shut up in your house. You can’t go to work. Your children aren’t in school. You have lost your freedom to go to church or to the mosque, or wherever you go. You cannot protest anything your government is doing. You can’t have a funeral for your dead mother. Your business is dead (although Amazon and Netflix will be doing well). You can’t even go to the bar for a damn beer. All that and you’re not even sick. You call that normal? You call that a logical response to anything? Who is crazy? 

This is war. We are under attack. We need warriors. We need warriors like citizen journalists and citizen scientists and citizen truth seekers. God bless you. We need you to be louder than ever.

I can’t tell you what to do. But we don’t have much time. The enemy is bringing the biggest weapons you can imagine to enslave you and your family. They will mess you up. You can live, maybe, on your knees or you can fight on your feet.  The time is now.

Covid: The Movie, The Sequel to 9/11

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Something is terribly, terribly wrong. I know you can sense it. I know there is a part of you that knows something isn’t right. You know you are being deceived but you cannot bring yourself to admit it. So instead, you fight the enemies presented to you, Trump/Pelosi, Democrats/Republicans, and you take up sides in predictable ways.

But that is a sideshow. It is a distraction. The screens are showing us a perception that is not real.

If you are old enough to remember 9/11, you remember the nonstop media coverage that provided us with the culprits early on and never let up telling us who was responsible. Images of airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers again and again and again surrounded by sideshow stories about politicians saying stupid things and other politicians saying what an outrage the other politicians were. Yet all the politicians agreed who it was and what we needed to do. We got the message. We were helpless. We were under attack by these jihadist terrorists and only two things could save us: one, massive military expenditures and endless wars abroad, and two, giving up our constitutional rights at home for the promise of security.

9/11 was a movie. We were directed to look at the airplanes, when in fact, the buildings were blown to kingdom come and airplanes had nothing to do with it. The whole thing was fake. Real people died of course. Those people were not “extras.” We were all in this movie. But it was a movie.

Just this past week the University of Alaska-Fairbanks published its final report showing that the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) lied and continues to lie about the demolition of World Trade Center Building Seven. Independent researchers have shown for years the 9/11 movie to be so filled with holes that it cannot stand up to critical scrutiny. The 9/11 movie-makers answered that of course. The researchers are dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” and everyone laughs with derision as if on cue. I am grateful for these researchers. Their work will matter to future generations who will look back at us in disbelief that our generation could have been so hypnotized. Their work also matters to me, in the present, because it is real. What’s real matters.

9/11: The Movie, is finishing its run. The toll of death and destruction has been immense.

Now the sequel. COVID was released in October 2019 with the first scenes taking place in China. The COVID movie is about a virus that has infected the human population because of a wild bat. Seriously. This virus has travelled the globe and is so terrifying that governments have shut down everything. In the United States (and Western nations) whose people are the intended audience for this movie, we are now on what I describe as near lockdown. Schools are shut down. Businesses have shut down. Even places of worship are closed. You cannot be within six feet of another human. We humans are in the way. We are good for nothing except to be shut up and isolated in our homes. Normally, humans help each other through crises. Not during COVID. In this movie, we are only saved by following orders to isolate (even if you are not sick) and reporting on those who we think are not following orders.

COVID: The Movie, broadcasts 24/7 on all screens large and small. We were told that the culprit is a natural virus and that is not to be questioned. Those who do question are “conspiracy theorists” (cue derision, hostility, disgust). This virus has mysterious properties in that people can be contagious for weeks without any symptoms. When symptoms do develop they are the same as a cold or flu. Except, it is really bad for some. It is so dangerous that no human can be in contact with each other or the virus will spread. Each day COVID: The Movie provides body counts and many, many images of people in hazmat suits and lab coats. Who is dying and of what exactly? How do we know that these deaths have anything to do with a virus, or with our response to it, or with our behavior? We don’t. We don’t know. We are only told.

COVID: The Movie, is the only movie playing. While it plays on all screens, all the time, things are happening in the real world. Laws are being passed. Wall Street has been given trillions of dollars. 5G is being constructed. Surveillance gadgets are being used. We are being watched. Every move. This is the coolest experiment you can imagine. Shut people up in their homes. Fill them with fear. Screw them over. That is COVID: The Movie.

COVID: The Movie has nothing to do with a virus any more than 9/11: The Movie had anything to do with hijackers.

“Look here! Virus! Virus! Fear! Fear! Meanwhile we destroy everything you hold dear over here and substitute it with a fake existence in front of your television and smart phone.”

The same people whose same media brought you 9/11 are bringing you COVID.

Let’s be clear about what I am saying and what I am not saying. I am not saying there may not be massive amount of death. There may be. Regardless of what is being called COVID-19, there are plenty of biological and chemical agents all over the world, ready to be released whenever these movie-makers want to release them. They can release them whenever and wherever they want. They can target different populations. These concoctions have been released throughout history. The US government has done it to its own citizens. The technology gets better and better, or should I say, more and more sinister.

The point of COVID: The Movie is to engineer enough death and suffering or the perception and threat of death and suffering as necessary to get through the needed agenda items. One of the agenda items is to see how well the movie-makers can succeed at controlling us. I think they must be happy so far with the results. They are taking notes for next time.

COVID is not about a virus. 9/11 was not about Al Qaeda terrorists.

This is about control. You are being controlled. This is what I am saying.

And you really kind of know it, don’t you? You know something isn’t right. I am telling you to go with that feeling. Explore it and research this. We don’t know what is really going on. Nothing can be trusted. Certainly, not anything you get from the screens. But there are people, who are like you, who have the same feeling that this isn’t right. They are acting on that feeling. Some have been exploring what is behind the movies and have been doing so for a long time. Others are just beginning to awaken. I tell you this not to convince you of anything, but to assure you that if you feel that something is terribly, terribly wrong about what we are being told, you are not alone. Know that and be empowered.

Coronavirus in Iran: A Conversation with Dr. Foad Izadi

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Dr. Foad Izadi is Assistant Professor of American studies, American foreign policy and Public Diplomacy at University of Tehran. In this program, we discuss the Coronavirus situation in Iran, the effect of the US sanctions on Iran’s ability to respond to the pandemic, the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, the nuclear weapons treaty, and the effect of the demonization of Iran by the US media. The interview was recorded Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. 

Dr. Foad Izadi is a member of the World BEYOND War Board of Directors. He is a faculty member at the Department of American Studies, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, where he teaches M.A. and Ph.D. courses in American studies. Izadi received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. He earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.A. in Mass Communication from University of Houston.

My letter to end sanctions against Iran

Night Is Coming–A Sermon

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I am John Shuck.

My website is john shuck dot com. J-o-h-n-s-h-u-c-k dot com.

I am a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister and I have been for 27 years. I am a minister at large in Cascades Presbytery which covers Western Oregon. 

Today is Sunday, March 22, 2020. It is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. 

Places of worship have been closed down. 

We have lost our freedom of assembly. 

We have lost our freedom to worship.

The Gospel reading for this Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, is John chapter 9:1-41.  

Here is the text. 

9As [Jesus] walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ 3Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’ 6When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, 7saying to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. 8The neighbours and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, ‘Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?’ 9Some were saying, ‘It is he.’ Others were saying, ‘No, but it is someone like him.’ He kept saying, ‘I am the man.’ 10But they kept asking him, ‘Then how were your eyes opened?’ 11He answered, ‘The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, “Go to Siloam and wash.” Then I went and washed and received my sight.’12They said to him, ‘Where is he?’ He said, ‘I do not know.’

13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.14Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, ‘He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see.’ 16Some of the Pharisees said, ‘This man is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.’ But others said, ‘How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?’ And they were divided. 17So they said again to the blind man, ‘What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened.’ He said, ‘He is a prophet.’

18 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight19and asked them, ‘Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?’ 20His parents answered, ‘We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.’ 22His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore his parents said, ‘He is of age; ask him.’

24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, ‘Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.’25He answered, ‘I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.’ 26They said to him, ‘What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?’ 27He answered them, ‘I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?’ 28Then they reviled him, saying, ‘You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.’ 30The man answered, ‘Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. 32Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind.33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.’ 34They answered him, ‘You were born entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?’ And they drove him out.

35 Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, ‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ 36He answered, ‘And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.’ 37Jesus said to him, ‘You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.’ 38He said, ‘Lord, I believe.’ And he worshipped him. 39Jesus said, ‘I came into this world for judgement so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.’ 40Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, ‘Surely we are not blind, are we?’ 41Jesus said to them, ‘If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, “We see”, your sin remains.

There is a lot in this passage. One verse that immediately caught my eye and ear is verse four. Jesus said:

4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

Businesses have shut down. Schools have shut down. Churches, mosques, synagogues, and all places of worship have shut down. People are told to stay home.  Protests around the world have stopped. It appears in the United States that we are headed for Medical Martial Law. This could be the same for the entire world. 

Over what? A virus in which the vast majority of people who receive it, have no symptoms or if they do have symptoms, they are symptoms of a cold or mild flu. If we didn’t watch the news, we wouldn’t know anything was wrong. People are so afraid of getting sick, that they willingly give up their freedoms, and even beg the authorities to take their freedoms and rights away from them, to alleviate their fears.  

4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

Night is coming. 

There are many people who are challenging the official narrative. It is likely they will not be able to do this important work for long as the platforms are silencing dissenting voices and call anything that departs from the official story line as misinformation or false news. If we wish to hear these voices that are challenging the narratives, we may need to go to websites that are not hosted by the huge corporate platforms. You will have to search.  Free speech will be the next casualty. 

Night is coming. 

I am a member of Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth and have been since 2010. The media continues to lie about 9/11 and so of course it cannot be trusted to tell the truth about this Coronavirus event. I am more and more convinced that this Coronavirus event is a psychological operation by world elites who operate beyond national boundaries. The goal is ultimate social control. 

Night is coming.

President Trump and leaders of other governments are actors reading their scripts. The media reads a script. This has been planned. The starting date for this coronavirus event was October 18th, 2019. That is the date that something called Event 201 was held in New York City.  It was a rehearsal for a pandemic. This is the script that is being played out now. For details I refer you to James Corbett of the Corbett Report for important analysis.  

Jesus said, We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

What are the works of Jesus? Telling the truth is a work of Jesus. Researching for yourself what is happening is a work of Jesus. Connecting dots is a work of Jesus. Admitting to yourself that the world we thought we knew is not real is a work of Jesus. Reminding people who we really are is a work of Jesus.

I am not here to convince you. I cannot. All I am doing is to say what I see and hear and I am inviting you to do the same. Research for yourself. Trust yourself. Don’t seek the approval of others for what you see, hear, and know. Check everything. But you decide for yourself what is real.

It is very difficult and disconcerting to know who and what to trust and to stand alone when others in their panic try to shut you down with shame. Know that they did the same to the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) and they did the same to Imam Hussain (alaayhi salaam) and they did the same to Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and the same can be said for all the prophets whose stories we read in the Qur’an and in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the Gospels. If you are shut down by telling what is real, you are in good company.

There are evil forces in control of this world. Evil forces that operate in the darkness. Evil forces disguised as angels. We need to know what is real. 

In today’s reading, Jesus heals a man who was born blind from birth. The authorities, the Pharisees, do not want this kind of healing power available in their world. They want to control all healing even though they are incompetent to actually heal. They want to say what is true for everyone even as they are blind to truth. They make people live in fear, casting out of the synagogues anyone who says that Jesus is the Messiah. It isn’t about whether it is true or not, it is about control. Jesus proves he is sent from Allah. That is why they end up crucifying him. That is the only answer they have. Might makes right. Silence truth-tellers. The passage concludes from verse 39 to 41:

39Jesus said, ‘I came into this world for judgement so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.’ 40Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, ‘Surely we are not blind, are we?’ 41Jesus said to them, ‘If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, “We see”, your sin remains.

Night is coming.

I cannot predict how this script will play out. It appears that martial law could happen in America by the end of the week. I don’t know. Signs of this are happening now. Do know this: Martial law will not being enacted to protect from a pandemic. That is a ruse. This is a manufactured pandemic, just as 9/11 was a manufactured event. This is far worse. This is a shut-down of the world in preparation for total control and enslavement of humanity which will likely be fully in place by the end of this decade.  I recommend you read the work of David Icke. 

The tragedy is that people won’t resist it, but actually beg for it. They will beg and are begging for everything to be shut down and for the military to come and protect them because they are afraid. They are so afraid of dying, of getting sick, that they give up their rights thinking that the modern-day Pharisees are worthy of trust. 

It is possible that in certain areas of the world, various biological agents will be released killing many people. They can kill who they want. The point is that all of this is not the result of a disease naturally taking its course and that the authorities are protecting us. That is a false story. Think it through. Think it through for yourself.

It is possible that some sort of vaccine will be promoted in the coming weeks or months and it will be mandatory. If you refuse it, you won’t get access to food or whatever. This vaccine is not a cure for coronavirus. This vaccine is something else. The same people who create these bioweapons also create their supposed cures.  Problem. Reaction. Solution. They create a problem. The people react with fear. They create a solution which the people accept and even beg for which is more control, more surveillance, mandatory vaccinations, a cashless society, all to benefit the elite.

Night is coming. 

The World Health Organization, WHO, is now promoting the idea that cash spreads the virus and we need to be completely digital in regards to currency. This is a severe form of control. Now when your card doesn’t work you can pay with cash. When there is no cash, those who control your card (guess who) can prevent you from getting what you need. This has nothing to do with slowing the spread of viruses. It is part of a long-planned agenda.

Night is coming.

While we are all freaking out over this, laws are being passed to restrict more freedoms. I read this yesterday, March 21st 2020 on Reason Magazine:

“The Justice Department is using the COVID-19 outbreak to press for sweeping new powers that include being able to detain Americans indefinitely without a trial, Politico reports.

The department is asking Congress to allow the U.S. attorney general to ask courts to suspend court proceedings. These include “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings,” reports Betsy Woodruff Swan, citing DOJ documents presented to Congress.

In other words, the Justice Department would be able to postpone trials, hearings, and other procedural steps that follow arrest. That represents a potentially huge violation of the constitutional right to a speedy trial.”

That was from Reason magazine. How many rights guaranteed by the constitution are now gone?  Right to assembly, right to worship, right to commerce, right to a speedy trial. Restrictions to free speech and privacy are on the way. Jesus said, 

4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

Night is coming. 

What do we do?

One thing. This is the most important. You must control your fear and not let fear dictate your response. Yes, this is happening. Night is coming. 

But you are not your body. 

You are not your emotions. 

You are not your thoughts. 

You have a body. 

You have emotions. 

You have thoughts. 

But you are not them. 

You are having an experience that is temporary. As the old hymn says, “The Earth is not my home. I am just passing through.” You will die someday. That is not the end of the real you. 

You can step back and say to yourself when you are feeling afraid, “That is interesting. That is what is happening.” But you do not have to be enslaved by whatever it is you are feeling or thinking. 

That is why the scriptures are full of wisdom and practices including prayer and meditation, that help us to remember who we really are. David Icke says and I think he is correct that “We are infinite consciousness having an earthly experience.”  When this experience is over, we go back to who we really are. 

Take this seriously. We are limited now by our five senses. But that is not who we are. The incarnation of Jesus shows this reality. He was one with God and then willingly gave it up to have a human experience. Then he goes back to God.  The point is that his story is all of our stories. We, as we exist in this world, are all incarnations of infinite consciousness. We are infinite consciousness having a finite experience. The example of this in the Christian faith is Jesus. It wasn’t just him. He is a teacher and prophet for all of us.

This is why Jesus told the truth. This is why Jesus allowed himself to be crucified. Even as he knew that was coming, he still told the truth. His mission and his message served to awaken us. We are here to continue this work of awakening even as “Night is Coming.” 

They may kill the body. 

They will not and cannot kill my soul.  

I am a child of God. 

I will not fear.

Repeat that again and again. 

We have one but one task. We are here to bear witness to what is real. Your courageous bearing of witness can help awaken others. This is how God will defeat evil by awakening us all to Truth.

Regardless of what others think. 

Regardless of what others do. 

Regardless of the powers of darkness.

Seek what is real for yourself.

Bear witness to what is real. 

Do not be afraid.

Center yourself. 

Remember who you are. 

You are love.

You are strength. 

You are a child of God.

Amen.

Please share this if you think it is helpful. You can find the text for this sermon with links at www.johnshuck.com  I will post what I can as long as I can on my website and on my Facebook page, Twitter account and VK account. 

I am John Shuck. Be well. 

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Photo credit: 

Title:Jesus cures the man born blind
Notes:JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings were selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.
Date:1973
Artist:JESUS MAFA
Country:Cameroon

JESUS MAFA. Jesus cures the man born blind, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48383 [retrieved March 22, 2020]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact).

A Sermon for Conspiracy Theorists

I haven’t prepared a sermon since I left my church in November. Now that the country is doing “virtual church” and since I am a “virtual pastor” I thought I would create a “virtual sermon” for you to “virtually read.”

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Today is March 15th, 2020. It is Sunday. It is the Third Sunday of Lent. Many churches are closed. Many are offering instead “virtual worship.” The goal is of course not to gather in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus that has now been called a global pandemic.

It is this pandemic that made me think about my vocation. I am no longer the pastor of a congregation. Yet I still feel like a pastor. I feel the need to be pastoral to someone. A pastor should say something about our situation from the perspective of the Gospel. I wrote this on my Facebook page this past week:

“I am no longer the pastor of a congregation. It would be interesting to be one at this time. But still I am a pastor at heart. However this pandemic shakes out, either with massive death or sickness, or if it fades away, pastoral care is needed especially as we enter, in the US at least, unprecedented isolation and grave economic hardship as our economies (especially our individual household economies) are threatened by all of the shut downs. Perhaps we need more than anything a Gospel perspective as opposed to the partisan political perspectives that dominate so much of our discourse. Namely, I think we need to come to terms with fear in relation to survival and accepting anything authorities may do, whether illusory or real, that momentarily alleviates that fear. The reality is that we all will die someday. That fear of death must be faced. Life in the gospel is living as if one is ready to die. That of course is the gospel’s freedom. We live for this moment. For truth, for justice, for love with courage. When we die, we die as those who go forth to live. 

I am not sure what I can offer as a pastor in this unique time for me as a pastor without a church. Perhaps I am at this point an internet pastor. I have been spending my time since leaving my last church reading, researching, and sharing what I learn from others on this FB page. It doesn’t seem like much. But it is what I do now in this time of my “sabbatical.” But more I feel is coming. There is a lot inside me that needs to come out. 

Do know, whether you consider yourself spiritual or not from whatever philosophy or faith tradition or none, that I will do my best to communicate what I see to be real as uncomfortable and controversial as that can be. I will be wrong. I will not see everything. I will get stuck in a deceitful rabbit hole on occasion. But I will seek to explore what is real. 

From whatever your perspective on philosophy/faith etc., you are welcome here. 

I will do my best to be empathetic and hopefully kind as I do that. For those who find what I write and share too objectionable, then peace be with you in your journey. What will not work are attempts to silence me for following my path. 

I do this, and I still do it as a pastor, because I feel called to it, summoned you might say. I have no idea what is to come for us as a country and a world. But I know that those guides who are real for me (Jesus and Hussain peace be upon them) are worthy of my trust. 

Their example (and their presence that I feel) is stronger, more true, and more real than the enemies of humanity who I name here often and who I feel we are summoned to unmask, name, and engage.

I guess this is all to say that I am a pastor even at this moment—a brother in faith to some—a brother in humanity to others, and I am not afraid of what is to come for us, the human species, but I am ready and open to do what is to be done this day as a pastor.”

That is what I wrote a few days ago. Since today is Sunday, I wondered if it might be time to write a sermon. I started with the lectionary text for today, Romans 5:1-11, but my sermon didn’t seem to go anywhere. Although this line again sticks out as it always does. Paul writes that we

boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint…

I decided not to write a sermon. But I want to write something. There is much in me that needs to come out about so many things. So much suffering is now and is on the way for so many people, for the whole of humanity. The most vulnerable, the elderly, the sick, will be on the front lines of this virus. If exponential infection proceeds as it seems to be doing, perhaps millions could die around the world, including in the United States.  My prayers and my gratitude are with nurses and doctors and first responders who are caring for the sick. As Presbyterian pastor, Fred Rogers, who we know as Mister Rogers, said, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

I am taking precautions, not so much for myself, but so I don’t spread the virus if I am infected. We have been told that we can be contagious for weeks before we develop any symptoms. I am self-isolating with my wife and puppies. I don’t know what this is. I have no predictions regarding this virus. In this regard I am going along with the herd, but with a suspicious mind.

I could repeat the information we get from the mainstream media on our screens. But you know that as well as I do, possibly better, because I rarely watch it. My intuition tells me as well as what I have read and seen from people I trust, and from my understanding of recent history, is that something sinister is afoot.

I was asked if this is from God as a test. That is a question for which one can never be certain as are all questions about the workings of God. But I answered that I didn’t think it was from God. Yet in many respects, this is, as is all of life itself, a test.

Is this some random freak of nature such as the mainstream media tell us? Is this from eating a wild bat in a market in a China? My answer is again, I think not.

That answer puts me in the category of conspiracy theorist. A conspiracy theorist in the pejorative meaning of the phrase is someone who doesn’t believe what she or he is supposed to believe.

Aristotle is said to have said that “the mark of an educated mind is to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” So yes, I entertain many thoughts of conspiracy but I accept only those that are true. Aristotle might have been a conspiracy theorist.

The quote unquote “conspiracy theory” that I entertain in this regard is that this pandemic is a combination of bioweapon/PSYOP to push through a variety of agendas. Whether it was unleashed in a calculated way or by an accidental escape from the laboratory is a larger unknown. People I trust entertain this theory as well and given that biological weapons are being manufactured all over the world under the auspices of governments and their militaries, it seems logical that would be the first theory any thinking person would explore. But the mainstream media, a megaphone for the powerful, will not entertain this logical theory and instead it promotes the theory that this virus is a product of nature and was transferred to humans by wild bats. This is most likely a cover story. The Hollywood film, Contagian, is a blueprint for this story

The media cannot be trusted for the truth of what is really happening. 

I say this with confidence. One piece of evidence will suffice for my view of the media. At 5:20 in the afternoon on September 11th, 2001, World Trade Center Tower Building 7 was imploded by controlled demolition into its own footprint in less than seven seconds. Mainstream media has covered up this story to this day on behalf of powerful agencies that are supposed to supply truth but do the opposite, at least on this matter, such as NIST, the National Institute for Science and Technology. The mainstream media by this continued cover-up shows that it has lost all credibility regarding anything of importance. Obviously, what happened on September 11th, 2001 and especially who is responsible is of utmost importance to the human race. Those who really did it are still in control of the world today and are protected by their propaganda arm, their own media outlets. 

My working theory is that COVID-19 was created in a laboratory for the purposes of mayhem by the usual suspects and unleashed at this particular time and manner for a variety of reasons. Those reasons I do not know but I suspect these reasons have to do with population manipulation and control for the benefit of the world’s elite. Many people I trust and those I don’t have a number of views regarding what these agendas might be and I find it healthy to entertain them per Aristotle. As these new agendas are rolled out in the coming months and years, we will know, or at least those who follow Aristotle’s dictum will know.

The big question is whether or not the populace will know and with knowing will free themselves from slavery to the elites. I have decided that question is not mine to answer. I can only leave that to God. My calling or summons is to tell what I think is real to the best of my ability. That said I do believe that there are people who have a hunch that something isn’t what the mainstream media says it is in regards to all of this. Many are drawn to what conspiracy theorists entertain without admitting it to others or perhaps even themselves that these people may be right to question what we are told by official outlets. These curious people contain a spark in their consciousness that is waiting for ignition. That is my hope. But again, it is not my business. I just do my job. My job these days is assisted by an increasing freedom from concern about what others think.

Conspiracy theorists do suffer. They suffer from ridicule and censorship. They suffer from loneliness and from marginalization. Some suffer actual harm from what the author of Ephesians calls

“the rulers…the authorities…the cosmic powers of this present darkness…the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Conspiracy theorists are like Old Testament prophets.

No one liked them then and no one likes them now. 

But as Paul says in today’s lectionary text,

we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint…

Maybe I did write a sermon after all. A sermon for conspiracy theorists and for conspiracy theorists in the making. The world needs you. You are blessed and you are a blessing.

Those who believe what they are supposed to believe and who follow what the mainstream media says to believe will not be happy with me. I am at peace with that. There are plenty of pastors for them. But there are not many pastors for those who are not in the mainstream.

Really I am not a pastor in my understanding of the word, because I have not been called to a congregation. But as a fellow seeker of what is true, I will hopefully be a fellow traveler to you should you decide this lonely path is yours as well.

At that I will heartily say, Amen. 

For further research I recommend exploring Kevin BarrettAnthony Hall, Veterans TodayThe Corbett ReportPhilip GiraldiScott Bennett, Helen Buyniski, Francis Boyle (and here with Spiro Skouras), Joseph Mercola, Whitney WebbLarry RomanovPeter KoenigRon PaulDavid Icke.