Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for August, 2009

Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Alex Jones is a radio host and a filmmaker you might or might not know. If you haven’t heard about him I recommend you to check his webpage Infowars out. I’ve been listening to his radio show for well over two years now and I’ve seen all his films. There are lots of things I think Jones does very well but there are also things I think he could do much better. Well, nobody is perfect, but when it comes to spiritual subjects Jones goes a bit over the edge in my books.

When Jones, who says he’s a Christian, stays in clearly political topics he has done a lot of good and still does so. But when he attacks people based on their spiritual beliefs and practises he is clearly not at his best. At best he seems to be at such times heavily misinformed and misinterpreting those peoples non-Christian views and practises and at worst he is accusing them of things that are total crap, insulting those people and their freedom to choose their religion (or their freedom to be atheists). It does not help at all when he invites someone like Texe Marrs to his show.

It’s all fine with me that Jones is a Christian. I have nothing against that. But it troubles me how much and in what kind of way his spiritual views have come to color his interpretation of politics, people and other things involved during the last two years. At times I am wondering if I am listening to some  wild Christian radio show or a political radio show who’s host happens to be a Christian. As a 9/11 truther myself and a student of comparative religions I am afraid that with his spiritual ranting Jones is driving some good people away from his show and websites and that he might even be giving some ammunition against 9/11 Truth for some others.

Jones is without a doubt a good meaning person who is sincere in what he does but I think he should think to what direction he wants his show and work to develop. He still has a lot people listening to him who are not Christians or who as Christians does not agree with many of his and some of his guests wild spiritual interpretations. I wish that Jones can do a better job in the future in separating politics from wild interpretations of spiritual subjects and in keeping personal spiritual beliefs just personal. Being a Christian is not a guarantee that a person is any better than someone else next to him. Period.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »