we are cursed and doomed

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Replicas of an arch in the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, among the last remaining parts of an ancient Palmyra, Syria, structure demolished by the Islamic State, will be erected in London and New York.

The temple has been systematically razed, with the 50-foot-tall arch among the few remaining elements of the building still standing. The temple, dedicated in 32 A.D. to the Mesopotamian god Bel, attracted 150,000 tourists per year until 2011, when the civil war in Syria began.

The full-scale replicas, now under construction in China, will stand in London’s Trafalgar Square and New York’s Times Square during World Heritage Week in April 2016. (UPI)

Perhaps your first reaction on reading this piece of news will be along the lines of feeling sad that so much is being destroyed in a time of war, perhaps you will be pleased that something is being done to preserve what we know about this ancient structure and share it around the world, perhaps you will be excited about the prospect of visiting one of the replicas.

Or … you might want to ignore all the cultural and political significance of erecting these replicas, and fit it into your warped world view (tagged Satan’s Dominion) and think that a replica of an ancient monument can have supernatural significance. As this blogger does:

I’m sure you have heard America called the modern day Babylon.  I have to admit that it is difficult to deny that charge when we are putting up a monument of worship to the false god Baal.  Soon, in the heart of one of our most important cities, there will sit a temple, that in ancient times, gave witness to child sacrifices and bisexual orgies at the altar of Baal.
We can deny that’s what we’re doing all we want.  But our modern day practices of child sacrifice  (abortion) and sexual immorality (everything from pornography to transgenderism, and everything in-between) give testimony to the fact that our core actions and social philosophies remain eerily similar to ancient Babylon and the worship of Baal. (Salvation And Survival)

My thanks to FUTURET for letting me know that “WE ARE CURSED AND DOOMED”.

 

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