Lifting Moloch to Heaven

*Posted by Kirk Spencer

I heard something the other day that I have never heard before.  I heard this:

“Thank you Planned Parenthood.  God bless you.”

Maybe people say it all the time and I’m just not around to hear it.  Or maybe the people who support Planned Parenthood are much less likely to support the idea of God so they are not inclined to solicit His blessings.  Or maybe deep down, even people who support Planned Parenthood, know it’s an organization that regularly kills baby humans and so asking for God’s blessing on it is still too shocking to say publicly. Whatever the case, I’ve never heard anyone invoke the blessing of God on the country’s premier abortion provider—except for our president.


I’m assuming that it was a reference to the blessing of the God of the Bible—the main One—not one of the gods like Moloch (מֹלֶךְ).  I must admit that asking Moloch to bless Planned Parenthood would be much more fitting.  Planned Parenthood, like the worshipers of Moloch, kill baby humans in large numbers for profit.    It may be that I just lack big city sensibilities, but, in my opinion, God’s name is profaned when used to bless an organization that not only ends the lives of innocents, but profits from it.

You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Moloch, for you must not profane the name of your God…

~ Lev. 18:21

The Children of Israel offered their children as burnt offerings to Moloch in the valley of Hinnom (“Gehenna”), just south of Jerusalem.  To cover the shame and horror of what happened in this Tophet (or “burning place”), the city’s garbage was continually dumped into the valley.   There the fire was never quenched and the maggots that infested the place never died.  When Jesus spoke of hell, He did not say “hell.”  He said “Gehenna” (the Valley of Hinnom) where the fire is never quenched and the worm never dies.  It is a place where dark and bloody things once happened.

The same week that our president “Barack” (בָּרַךְ = to bless) was saying “God bless you” to the top abortion provider, dark and bloody testimony was being given about a particular abortion provider—how he told jokes as he used scissors to cut the spinal cords of living babies.   Around the building investigators found receptacles containing various body parts.  The toilets and garbage disposals were also clogged with human remains.  Do you think any “god” (other than Moloch) could bless this?

I know that Barack did not ask God to “Barak” (bless) Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his “Women’s Medical Society.”  The president asked God to bless Planned Parenthood which does not keep such souvenirs and disposes of the body parts in a more medically acceptable way.  And Planned Parenthood makes sure all their instruments are sanitary.  And Planned Parenthood makes sure their “doctors” remain professional and refrain from telling jokes as they “ensure fetal demise?”   Even so… do you think God could bless it even if it is cleaner and more professional?  Can God bless it just because the demise occurred inside the womb as opposed to a few inches outside the womb.  Should God’s benediction depend on the difference of only a few inches or a few weeks…

We may break our backs trying to lift the “City of Man” to Heaven… lifting Moloch to Heaven and thinking God will bless it…

Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars!  Children screaming under the stairways!…  Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men! Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgment!… Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose blood is running money!…  Moloch whose eyes are a thousand blind windows!  Moloch whose skyscrapers stand in the long streets like endless Jehovahs!…  They broke their backs lifting Moloch to Heaven!  Pavements, trees, radios, tons! lifting the city to Heaven which exists and is everywhere about us!…

~ Allen Ginsberg
From “Howl”

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2 Responses to Lifting Moloch to Heaven

  1. The god whose blessings Obama invokes, is not the God we know!

  2. J. D. Wyner says:

    Just as so many of the kings that the children of Israel wanted and felt they needed, the concluding remarks about their kingship will possibly be the same as Barak Obama’s…………he did evil in the sight of the Lord.

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