Rick Perry’s Ties to Joel’s Army

Joel

The Prophet Joel as imagined by Michelangelo

Glenn Wright wrote recently in the Examiner (before Gov. Perry officially declared his presidential candidacy):

If Governor Rick Perry (R) of Texas runs for president of the United States, he will have one of the most unusual and specific bases for his platform of any candidate in many decades—the spiritual visions of the ancient Hebrew prophet Joel.

Perry has jumped on the “Joel’s Army” bandwagon, claiming in his promotional message for his The Response prayer and fasting event in Houston in August: “Some problems are beyond our power to solve, and according to the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, this historic hour demands a historic response.”

The language of Joel 2, written centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ, and referring to a time after the return of the Hebrews from their Babylonian exile, has been reinterpreted by some Christian groups to be a prophecy referring to the “end time” or Apocalypse. The “response” Perry is talking about is the one Joel 2 calls for when God’s people are confronted by an Apocalyptic crisis. In part a call for fasting and prayer, it is also a description of a powerful army of God.

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  • Wanooski

    Great, so a potential president might be sympathetic to a group espousing omnicide in the name of god.
    http://disinfo.com/2011/09/joels-army-and-omnicide-in-the-name-of-god/

  • Anarchy Pony

    Great, so a potential president might be sympathetic to a group espousing omnicide in the name of god.
    http://www.disinfo.com/2011/09/joels-army-and-omnicide-in-the-name-of-god/

  • Nunzio X

    If he was a member of Joel Fleishman’s army, I could get behind that.

    Because, you know…NORTHERN EXPOSURE was a great show, and everything.

  • Nunzio X

    If he was a member of Joel Fleishman’s army, I could get behind that.

    Because, you know…NORTHERN EXPOSURE was a great show, and everything.

  • DeepCough

    If Rick Perry becomes president, then there is not only proof of a God, but that it hates every last one of us.

  • DeepCough

    If Rick Perry becomes president, then there is not only proof of a God, but that it hates every last one of us.

    • Anarchy Pony

      What if we hate him back?

  • Wanooski

    What if we hate him back?

  • Wanooski

    What if we hate him back?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Rick Perry’s main function in the “Elect the Puppet President 2012″ show is mainly to decorate the media’s adverting and to keep the show interesting until it gets closer to the end of the season.

    True, he’s dumber than Bush and a Texan, but in the long run the Homeland Elite could not put this misanthrope in power without a subsequent rebellion.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Rick Perry’s main function in the “Elect the Puppet President 2012″ show is mainly to decorate the media’s adverting and to keep the show interesting until it gets closer to the end of the season.

    True, he’s dumber than Bush and a Texan, but in the long run the Homeland Elite could not put this misanthrope in power without a subsequent rebellion.

  • Mamagriff50

    Dark Ages anyone?

  • Mamagriff50

    Dark Ages anyone?

  • Tuna Ghost

    For days I thought the book they were talking about was the book of Job.  I was so confused, wondering how on earth anyone could get any idea about an army from the second Chapter (or any chapter) of the Book of Job.  

    Then I started reading the book of Joel.  I’m just as confused.  

  • Tuna Ghost

    For days I thought the book they were talking about was the book of Job.  I was so confused, wondering how on earth anyone could get any idea about an army from the second Chapter (or any chapter) of the Book of Job.  

    Then I started reading the book of Joel.  I’m just as confused.  

  • jasonpaulhayes

    “These People Who Claim To Be Pro-Life Are Actually Pro-Death!” Alan Grayson

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNokEFfNH9I

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    “These People Who Claim To Be Pro-Life Are Actually Pro-Death!” Alan Grayson

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNokEFfNH9I

  • Jbar

    Maybe the christians can all die in the apocalypse and finally leave the rest of us alone. Fuckin’ christian taliban.

  • Jbar

    Maybe the christians can all die in the apocalypse and finally leave the rest of us alone. Fuckin’ christian taliban.

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