Richard Edmondson

I am a novelist, poet, journalist, and peace activist. My latest book is The Memoirs of Saint John: No Greater Love, a novel about the life of Christ as told from the perspective of John the son of Zebedee, the youngest of the twelve disciples. To find out more about the novel, including reviews and a synopsis, visit our Memoirs of Saint John page.

In this blog much of my focus is on the Middle East, particularly the occupation of Palestine and events as they are now playing out in Syria. While I am a Christian, I am not a Christian Zionist.  The founding of Israel in 1948 was not the fulfillment of God’s prophecy Christian Zionists believe it to be (apartheid and endless occupation are not part of the divine plan), but if you read the second chapter of II Thessalonians you will notice Saint Paul foretelling the coming of a “powerful delusion”–and certainly Israel and its supporters in the mainstream media, to the extent that Paul’s prediction applies here, have practiced the art of deception to a rather stunning degree.

13 Responses to About

  1. HI, interesting website, thanks.
    Check out TheWorldOfTruth.net please, thanks. It contains the Hallett Reports and videos about the Illegitimacy of the Current British Monarchy, which has a lot to do with Israel, as you know.

  2. shmaya meir says:

    Jew hating, bigot turd!!!

  3. Robert says:

    Amazing that someone who disagrees can only be violent and profane and insulting… a product of the Talmud no doubt. Richard, I can’t find an email on you… email me please… would like to share some things with you that I know will be of interest… thanks, Robert

  4. Sai Brace says:

    Hi Richard, just wandering if you’d mind answering the question of whether you’re a holocaust denier or not? I couldn’t see you doing that, but others i’ve seen (on FB) are saying you are.

    Thanks in advance,

    • Richard Edmondson says:

      I’m not a holocaust denier, I’m a truth-seeker. I think all periods of history should be open to historical inquiry without having to worry about being fired from your job or thrown in jail. I don’t know if that answers your question, but that’s pretty much my only position on the holocaust.

  5. ole olesen says:

    Great stuff .. Richard ! If You have not read it ..please do Yourself the favour : “The Controversy of Zion ” by Douglas Reed … it takes some to get shocked these days ..even if one is not a total historical analphabet .. but this book did it ! .. A strong part of the book is its METICULOUS DOCUMENTATION … One thing should be CLEAR for any intelligent person .. not coward .. It is a formidable FOE … Humanity has in front of it … and it will take ALL the COLLABORATE Effort of ALL GOOD People regardless of their views and convictions .. to bring to an ending whjch will NOT BE… the REAL HOLOCAUST !

  6. Erick Venden says:

    Richard, thanks so much for your work. It is refreshing to read a blog written by a Christian who seeks out the truth without being influenced by all of the propaganda that constantly surrounds us. I will be following you and I’m sure enjoying your articles. I have been giving some thought about writing a blog also, but have been a bit unsure about getting started.

    • Richard Edmondson says:

      Hi Erick, I hope you decide to go forward with your blog. Let me know when you get it up. If there was one trait that Jesus showed, perhaps above all others, it was the willingness to stand up and speak truth to power. Over and over, without fear, he did this, and we need as many Christians as possible doing likewise today. Best of luck.

  7. Erick Venden says:

    Richard, that is the problem with much of what is going on in the world. People are not willing to speak up. Oppression, genocide, tyranny needs to be condemned no matter who commits it. Unfortunately I see many of my fellow Americans are willing to accept evil as long as it is from a group they support. Richard, I am a Muslim who happens to have graduated from an Indonesian Christian seminary with a Bachelor and Master Degree in Christian theology. Having intensely studied the Bible and Christianity over a 7 year period has made me more open to the views and situations that are faced by people of all faiths. There is no faith that promotes evil and hatred of others, just people who fail to follow the teachings of their faith.

    • Richard Edmondson says:

      I guess I just assumed from your previous comment that you were a Christian. My fault for making an assumption. At any rate, I do believe Christians and Muslims should have dialog and search for common ground, and I think that that is all the more important considering the many, many people these days, particularly in the mainstream media, who hold an agenda of dividing us and instilling hatred and fear. With a background like yours, you most likely, I am guessing, would have a rather unique contribution to make in forging ties between people of our two faiths. All the best, Erick, and again I hope you can get your blog started.

      • Erick Venden says:

        I totally agree with you Richard, much of the distrust and hatred that is being manifested lately can and must be overcome. Christians and Muslims have a lot in common and there is no reason why we can’t live in peace with each other. Much of what we are seeing is due to ignorance of each others faith. This is my motivation for wanting to write a blog. I would like to develop the blog to explain Islamic concepts to Americans so that much of the propaganda and distrust will eventually disappear. I received my theological education at a dispensational evangelical seminary. From a theological perspective I see dispensation theology as being a wrong interpretation of the Bible which has brought and is still bringing much suffering to the world. It is a theological interpretation which pits God’s creation against each other, one being “chosen” thus must be supported at all costs and the other being somehow less in God’s creation. This theology has permeated American thought to the point that it is acceptable if some are persecuted, oppressed and killed in order to support the current state of Israel at all costs or risk losing a blessing from God.

    • Richard Edmondson says:

      Yes, dispensationalism has had an enormously destructive influence on Christianity. I think of it as a modern day heresy. It was a Zionist project pretty much from the start, and was heavily promoted by Oxford University Press. Here is a documentary that goes into its history in considerable detail.

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