|Governor Pilate for President ?|
years ago there was Governor who executed over 100 people.
|Today there is another . . .|
Texecutioner George W. Bush
Seen here ordering someone to be put to death
. . . And Now He's The President !
" It's not
the governor's role to decide who goes to heaven. I believe that God decides
who goes to heaven, not George W. Bush."
-- George W. Bush, in the Houston Chronicle.
Seen above ordering an execution
Pontius Pilate - Judea
Seen above ordering an execution
George W. Bush - Texas
Pilate was governor of
Judea from A.D. 26-36. Like other provincial governors, Pilate was appointed
by the Roman emperor. He normally resided in Caesarea along the Mediterranean
coast but came to Jerusalem on important occasions.
The trial and execution of Jesus took place during the middle years of Pilate's governorship. The Jewish authorities apparently brought Jesus to Pilate because the Romans reserved the right to sentence someone to death by crucifixion. Although Jesus was charged with threatening Roman domination of Palestine, Pilate is said to have recognized that Jesus was innocent. Nevertheless,
Pilate had Jesus beaten and later handed him over to be crucified.
W. Bush was
governor of Texas from A.D 1994 -1999. Like other state governors,
Bush was elected with the help of powerful and influential big business
He normally resided at his Rainbo Club Getaway but came to Austin on important occasions.
The execution of Karla Faye Tucker took place during the middle years of Bush's Governorship. Texas authorities apparently brought a death warrant to Bush to endorse as the Governor reserved the right to order executions by lethal injection. Although Religious leaders at the time pleaded for Bush to have mercy and grant her clemency, Bush ignored their pleas as well as Karla's.
Bush, later was quoted in an interview as openly mocking Karla's plea's for her life.
for Private Utilities
The Aqueduct (War 2.175-177, Antiq 18.60-62) Josephus accuses Pilate of deliberately attempting to arouse hostilities, this time by using temple money to build an aqueduct for Jerusalem. Matters came to a head during a
visit of Pilate to Jerusalem when the people rioted and
many were killed.
The point of conflict seems to have been around the
use of temple money (or corbonas) for the project. Pilate must have had the co-operation (whether voluntary or forced) of Caiaphas and the temple authorities whose duty it was to administer the treasury; if he had taken the money by aggression Josephus would surely have mentioned it.
for Private Utilities
Enron, an energy corporation that wants Bush to deregulate electric power in Texas so it can enter selected markets, skim the cream of profitable clients, leave us regular customers with higher rates, and make billions by selling power to elite crporations. Enron's chief lobbyist said of her company's $50,000 donation: "We clearly never expect to receive anything other than good government as a result of any kind of contribution we make." Oh sure-as long as "good government" is defined as government giving them the goods.
Sure enough, Compassionate George feels Enron's pain . and he's pushing its de-reg agenda through the legislature.
FROM: The Jim Hightower Report
The crucifixion began. Jesus was offered wine mixed with myrrh, a mild analgesic,pain-reliving mixture. He refused the drink. Simon was ordered to place thepatibulum on the ground, and Jesus was quickly thrown backward, with Hisshoulders against the wood. The legionnaire felt for the
depression at the front of the wrist. He drove a heavy,
square wrought-iron nail through the wrist and deep
into the wood. Quickly, he moved to the other side and repeated the action, being careful not to pull the arms too tightly, but to allow some flexion and movement.
The patibulum was then lifted into place at the top of the stipes, and the titulus reading "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" was nailed into place.
The left foot was pressed backward against the right foot. With both feet extended,toes down, a nail was driven
through the arch of each, leaving the knees moderately
flexed. The victim was now crucified.
On the Cross : As Jesus slowly sagged down with more weight on the nails in the wrists,excruciating, fiery pain shot along the fingers and up the arms to explode in thebrain. The nails in the wrists were putting pressure on the median nerve, large nervetrunks which traverse the mid-wrist and hand. As He pushed himself upward toavoid this stretching torment, He placed His full weight on the nail through His feet.Again there was searing agony as the nail tore through the nerves between themetatarsal bones of this feet.
At this point, another phenomenon occurred. As the arms fatigued, great waves of cramps swept over the muscles, knotting them in deep relentless, throbbing pain.
With these cramps came the inability to push Himself upward. Hanging by the arm, the pectoral muscles, the large muscles of the chest, were paralyzed and the
intercostal muscles, the small muscles between the ribs, were unable to act. Aircould be drawn into the lungs, but could not be exhaled. Jesus fought to raiseHimself in order to get even one short breath. Finally, the carbon dioxide levelincreased in the lungs and in the blood stream, and the cramps partially subsided.
The Last Words : Spasmodically, He was able to push Himself upward to exhale and bring inlife-giving oxygen. It was undoubtedly during these periods that He uttered theseven short sentences that are recorded.
The first - looking down at the Roman soldiers throwing dice for His seamlessgarment: "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do."
The second - to the penitent thief: "Today, thou shalt be with me in Paradise."
The third - looking down at Mary His mother, He said: "Woman, behold your son."
Then turning to the terrified, grief-stricken adolescent John, the beloved apostle, He said: "Behold your mother."
The fourth cry is from the beginning of Psalm 22: "My God, My God, why haveYou forsaken Me?"
He suffered hours of limitless pain, cycles of twisting, joint-rending cramps,intermittent partial asphyxiation, and searing pain as tissue was torn from Hislacerated back from His movement up and down against the rough timbers of thecross. Then another agony began: a deep crushing pain in the chest as thepericardium, the sac surrounding the heart, slowly filled with serum and began tocompress the heart.
The prophecy in Psalm 22:14 was being fulfilled: "I ampoured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint, my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels."
The end was rapidly approaching. The loss of tissue fluids had reached a criticallevel; the compressed heart was struggling to pump heavy, thick, sluggish blood to
the tissues, and the tortured lungs were making a frantic effort to inhale small gulps of air. The markedly dehydrated tissues sent their flood of stimuli to the brain.
Jesus gasped His fifth cry: "I thirst." Again we read in the prophetic psalm: "My strength is dried up like a potsherd; my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou has
brought me into the dust of death" (Psalm 22:15 KJV).
A sponge soaked in posca, the cheap, sour wine that was the staple drink of the Roman legionnaires, was lifted to Jesus' lips. His body was now in extremis, and He
could feel the chill of death creeping through His tissues. This realization brought forth His sixth word, possibly little more than a tortured whisper: "It is finished."
His mission of atonement had been completed. Finally, He could allow His body to die. With one last surge of strength, He once again pressed His torn feet against the
nail, straightened His legs, took a deeper breath, and uttered His seventh and last cry: "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit."
Death : The common method of ending a crucifixion was by crurifracture, the breaking ofthe bones of the leg. This prevented the victim from pushing himself upward; the
tension could not be relieved from the muscles of the chest, and rapid suffocationoccurred. The legs of the two thieves were broken, but when the soldiersapproached Jesus, they saw that this was unnecessary.
Apparently, to make doubly sure of death, the legionnaire drove his lance betweenthe ribs, upward through the pericardium and into the heart. John 19:34 states,
"And immediately there came out blood and water." Thus there was an escape ofwatery fluid from the sac
surrounding the heart and the blood of the interior of the
heart. This is rather conclusive post-mortem evidence that Jesus died, not the usual crucifixion death by suffocation, but of heart failure due to shock and constriction
of the heart by fluid in the pericardium.
FROM: A Physician Analyzes the Crucifixion
by: Dr. C. Truman Davis
April '97.....".....Texas newspapers recently reported a freakish accident. A lady, while hospitalized, was accidentally injected with one of the three poisons used to kill prisoners in the state's death chamber. The horrible way she died, convulsing in pain and screaming that she was burning, shocked the readers. Efforts have been made to convince the public that lethal injection is a painless and humane way to kill human beings. This news report forces us to rethink that view.
"Lethal Injection is not humane nor "painless" as death penalty advocates claim. Potassium is a metallic inert chemical. Potassium chloride is the salt of potassium after it's reacted with hydrochloric acid. It's an essential mineral in small doses, ingested like eating bananas. It's essential to muscle tone and action. That's why people who become dehydrated from working in the sun too long have severe muscle cramps, because their electrolyte balance is thrown off by potassium loss. It's the first to go when one sweats profusely.
"In large doses, injected
intravenously, it would burn and hurt horribly, because it's a salt and
because it instantly throws off the chemical balance of the blood with
which it comes into contact. It makes all muscles lock up in extreme contraction
that would hurt unbearably. It wouldn't get to all muscles when a prisoner
is being killed with it, however. Since the heart is a muscle and it pumps
the blood -- the minute that massive dose of potassium salt hits the heart,
one would be history and that
"In lethal injection,
three chemicals are used to kill. First, sodium pentothal (its trade name)
or thiopental sodium (its chemical name). Then one minute later they inject
pavulon. One minute later the potassium chloride. Pentothal is a short
acting barbituric acid (barbiturate used in anaesthesia)
"Ah, but the woman in
the article didn't have any thiopental or pavulon beforehand. It hurt so
bad she sat up in bed and screamed, seizured violently, then died. But
she wasn't strapped down to a gurney, either. The inmates they're killing
would scream too, IF they were able. They'd sit up
"'It looked as if he just went to sleep' -- that's how it's designed to look, to make it more palatable to the observers and those who're doing it. While it looks that way, it certainly isn't that way for the inmate they're killing. Looks are deceiving!
"All three of these drugs
are acidic with pH higher than 6. God only knows what chemical reactions
occur as they're mixed together in one's bloodstream. It probably burns
so terribly that one feels as if he's being injected with fire right out
From: CDI - Lethal Injection
- What Really Happens
The Standards (War 2.169-174, Antiq 18.55-59) Josephus accuses Pilate of deliberately bringing standards containing offensive effigies of Caesar into Jerusalem by night. The
Antiquities account goes so far as to accuse Pilate of deliberately wanting to subvert Jewish practices.
Seeing what had happened, the Jewish people flocked to Caesarea and surrounded Pilate's house for five days, imploring him to remove the standards.
When Pilate eventually encircled the people with his troops, they declared that they were willing to die rather than see their ancestral laws contravened.
Amazed at their devotion,
Pilate had the standards
Rick Abraham and others who assembled peacefully on the public sidewalk in front of the governor's mansion recently to speak-out against the fact that Governor Bush is showing blatant favoritism to several polluting corporations that just happen to be major contributors to his campaign. The governor's protective police detail came marching out to tell the protesters that they could not use the sidewalk. Instead they should move to a "designated protest area"
in a parking lot away from the mansion...
. . . Nonetheless, Rick Abraham and three other of the 50-plus protesters were arrested, cuffed, hauled to the jailhouse, fingerprinted, detained for 12 hours and booked on the charge of "obstructing a passageway." Never mind that they blocked no one's passage, each of them now face six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Excerpts from: The Jim Hightower Report
Church tradition portrayed Pilate in increasingly favourable terms. In the second century Gospel of Peter, Jesus is condemned not by Pilate but by Herod Antipas. Tertullian asserted that Pilate was a Christian at heart and that he wrote a letter to Tiberius to explain what had happened at Jesus' trial (Apology 21). Eusebius cited a tradition that Pilate had committed suicide in the reign of Gaius Caligula out of remorse for his part in Jesus' condemnation (Hist. Eccl. 2.7.1). The fourth or fifth century Gospel of Nicodemus (which contains the Acts of Pilate), though far from ``Christianising'' Pilate, also depicts the governor as more friendly towards Jesus than any of the canonical gospels. Pilate was canonised by the Coptic and Ethiopic churches. The Coptic church reveres him as a martyr and
celebrates his feast day on June 25.
Other traditions also record that Pilate was a Christian and that he was condemned to death by the Roman Senate.
Governor Bush is now a Methodist and claims to have served on the boards of various charitable, business and civic organizations.
His conversion to Christianity came after a long battle with alcoholism and cocaine abuse.
The Bush family spin is that the governor quit drinking cold turkey on his 40th birthday, straightened
out by the love of a good woman (his wife, Laura.)
And he then claims to have seen the light and converted to Christianity.
not the governor's role to decide who goes to heaven. I believe that God
decides who goes to
-- George W. Bush, in the Houston Chronicle.
Below: On the death certificate of one of George W. Bush's victims.
The cause of death is listed as a Homicide !
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