SAVAGE’S FRIDAY SERMON

Partial Transcript:

I’m going to read Isaiah for a Friday biblical reading. I want to do it to offend the progressives. I want to offend the atheists. I want to shock the witches and warlocks and I want to reward the religious amongst you.

So I’m going to read from the Old Testament one section so you can just turn the channel if you want to go listen to the nail gun shooting nails into the board about how great the world is.

And so here’s what Isaiah said in the old days:

They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole earth.”

Now, what was Isaiah talking about? Did he have a vision in the desert? Did he see a vision or was that a UFO landing in the Sinai?

They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole earth.”

Then he goes on he says:

For the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.”

Now, this is an interesting thing to read in Sodom and Gomorrah where I live. I mean all of America is Sodom and Gomorrah with a few pockets of sanity and civility and morality left. But living in Sodom and Gomorrah as we all do, we ask ourselves do you think God still loves America?

Now, this of course is directed only at those of you were not in Hollywood or in the media because as you all know if you’re in Hollywood or the media you don’t need God. In fact, you know that you’re immortal and you know that you’re not going to scream and cry in the old-age home. You know that if God forbid you get a fatal illness, you’re not going to cry out to God because there is no God. You’ll have no one to cry out to. But that’s okay. That’s what you want.

You will only refer to your own self because yourself has gotten you so far in life. Look at the amount of money you make. Look at all the women that you have and look at what you get away with every day without anyone knowing.

So what do you need a God for? What do you need an old Hebraic God who had visions in the desert probably in your mind because well he was deficient in niacin. Had there been sufficient niacin in the desert or in the desert foods he would never have even seen God. There never would have been a burning bush, never would have been the Ten Commandments, what do you need them for?

What is the Bible? What is this thing that people read? After all, there are only a billion people on the earth who are Christians, about a billion people who were Muslims and they read their Quran which in many ways is parallel to the Hebraic Bible. People read it incessantly. They’re not all crazy. Can you say two billion people are insane and that only Katzenberg, Massenburg, and Ratzenberger know the truth.

Those who boycott and blacklist conservatives, those who have not one thing to do with a conservative voice, the new fascists of our time, the Katzenberg boys, the good liberals of our time, they don’t believe in the Bible. What do they need a Bible for? They are God.

What does a Hollywood mogul need a Bible for they are God himself? They have more power than God ever had. They have all the power in the world.

What do they read this old garbage for? What are they needed for? That’s smarter than 2 billion people on the earth. They can dismiss 2 billion people on the earth as religious fools just as the so-called leftist comedians say that all of those of us who work for and believe in Donald Trump’s message of borders, language and culture are all racists.

They know that. They know everything, don’t’ they? They worship the Golden Calf called the Academy Award which is the Golden Calf of our time. What is the Golden Calf myth in the Bible? What was that about?

This is Friday and it’s the beginning of the Sabbath for the Jewish people, the Sabbath for the Muslim people, and on Sunday the Sabbath for the Christian people. And many of them hear the Bible and they believe it but they’re all the fools you know. Two billion people are fools because the smart ones are in Hollywood or on Wall Street watching computers spit out numbers.

But what was the Golden Calf? What did Exodus tell us about a golden calf?

I’ll read it to you:

And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

So that’s the short version for Exodus of what the Golden Calf means. But living in our modern times today, what is our golden calf or what are our golden calves of today?

It’s an interesting question. Well, there are so many you can name anything you want. And I suppose I’m reading this for the reason, the simple reason, that of course I’m the author of “God, Faith, and Reason”. It’s a book that took me over 25 years to put together really when you think about it going all the way back to my first quest to find God.

I don’t think I’ve ever found him other than in my own life and when I get into trouble. Now, I still call out to this God that I don’t know if He exists and sometimes I hear Him answer me. I do; I hear Him answer me. It’s that still small voice. I hear that answer and I still have faith.

But you know lately, I have lost my connection, my connectivity to that still small voice. I haven’t heard it for awhile.

I don’t see it in the media. God is so dead. Not only is God dead because of the social media, but God is dead because of the mainstream and even small stream and mid-stream media. The media is the god and the people who own the media are the new demigods. Do you understand that?

Why am I talking about it? Well, there’s a television show I’ve been watching on Netflix that my friend told me about last weekend. I became a binge watcher of this show entitled Fauda. It’s an Israeli production just as Homeland was an Israeli production adapted for American audiences. While Fauda has not been adapted for American audiences. It’s in Hebrew and Arabic. It’s dubbed,  but if you like the languages of Hebrew and if you like the Arabic language and if you like action then if you like the story of Israeli Special Forces and I don’t mean the kind in uniform I’m talking about the undercover agents who kill people in the West Bank who do undercover stuff that you would never believe could be shown here in America.

This is not a show for the weak-hearted when you see interrogations, people being beaten with sticks by the Palestinians when they get an Israeli over, the Israelis punching people in the face when they get someone. This is a different world. The Middle East is not the polite world of America. Here, if a cop sneezes, he gets arrested. There, things have been done a little differently. And so you see the naked, raw reality of this struggle over a tiny piece of land called Israel. The hatred that has gone on for thousands of years that will probably not end for another thousand years. And then in the midst of this, you see the actors portraying Hamas operatives who in their spare time sit and read the Quran religiously. And I mean that religiously, every word and they chant as the Jews chant the Torah to themselves or in a congregation. The Arabs chant from the Quran to themselves and to others in the congregation. And you ask yourself as a modern American lost of all connectivity to the old world…I mean we have everything that we possibly could need but our souls are empty. We scream out to have our souls filled and we don’t know where to turn for the fulfillment that we’re looking for. We turn this way, we turn that way, we eat too much, we drink too much,  we take too many medications and vitamins, but what are we looking ? We’re looking for the fulfillment that the religious have in reading their Bible whether they be Christian or Jew or Muslim. They read the Bible and they get the fulfillment that they are looking for; the fulfillment that can never be had by those who mock those who get it.

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