Was in a grocery store today in Northern Arkansas and noticed a store employee stocking shelves. On his shirt was fastened a campaign style button that proclaimed "I support Israel." Being on a first name basis with this fellow I couldn't control my curiosity and asked what the significance of the button was. He said the United States is really screwing up by not supporting the country of Israel. I asked if the billions we already give them was not enough. He said the Obama administration has turned their back on the little country that likes to keep the shite stirred up. Of course I disagreed and said they were lucky to even have a country. He said biblical prophecy predicted this abandonment and that it was a sign of the times. I told him I could think of better things to do with our taxpayer dollars. 

It is surprising that Gentiles in Northern Arkansas would don buttons professing their allegiance to a small country controlled by Judaism and Islam. 

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Comment by kOrsan on June 6, 2012 at 5:12pm

Retard. Why the hell do Americans think they're the world police anyway?

Comment by kris feenstra on June 6, 2012 at 5:15pm

It amazes me how into this issue some people get even when they have no apparent connection to the nation or the issues it faces, and do not get similarly excited by domestic issues or similar foreign affairs issues.

I've never considered myself well enough informed to have a meaningful opinion on the issue.  As much as I'd like to know more, there are countless other topics which I would like to study as well.  I guess we all pick out pet issues and do the best we can.  Israel is not one of mine.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on June 6, 2012 at 6:00pm

Maybe the store guy would like to listen to this guy. Then again maybe not.

Comment by Obfuskation on June 6, 2012 at 6:30pm

In addition to the Christian and Jewish zealots, there is also a lot of money involved, and there are geo-political issues at stake.  A huge chunk of US aid to Israel is kicked back to US defense industries.  The zealots win, the military-industrial-complex wins, and the US can use Israel as a forward base in the Middle East for purposes of natural resource control.  Unfortunately, everybody else loses.

Comment by Tom Holm on June 6, 2012 at 6:31pm

i dont get the prophecy. how can free will exist if all that stuff is suppose to happen? i mean somebody is not gonna help but to do the things that their god has planned for them to do, so free will cannot exist. jeez wish christians used logic for once

Comment by Tim on June 6, 2012 at 8:17pm

No.

Comment by Eric Diaz on June 6, 2012 at 9:08pm

no

Comment by Mabel on June 6, 2012 at 10:06pm

It is surprising that Gentiles in Northern Arkansas would don buttons professing their allegiance to a small country controlled by Judaism and Islam.

@ Ed - I'm not surprised. Back in the 70's when I was a member of a Christian church, Israel was always spoken about in glowing terms though I never really comprehended why, other than somehow the existence of the country is what God wanted since Jewish people were his favorite for some  unknown reason, and it had something to do with ushering in the second coming which the sooner the better as far as most Christians were concerned even though they believed a Jewish person would not go to heaven if they did not believe in Jesus. O_o


As far as do I support Israel, I have not decided.

Comment by Profound_Raincloud on June 6, 2012 at 10:41pm

Nope.

Comment by Unseen on June 6, 2012 at 10:57pm

"We can avoid death, but only because two-thirds of the Jews of Israel will inevitably die in a future holocaust. America must therefore support the nation of Israel in order to keep the Israelis alive until after the Rapture."

Fundamentalist Christians see the state of Israel playing a huge role in the end times. They don't love the Jews. They think there will be another holocaust and, of course, the Jews will be doing the backstroke in a sea of lava once Jesus returns in pissed off mode. Meanwhile the faithful Christians will be rising up into the sky (the rapture) where Jesus will be handing out space suits in preparation for taking them to Heaven, which fundamentalists believe is a physical world for physical humans, not a spiritual place where souls float around.

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