Evangelicals Hold Infomercial to Accuse Catholics and Nazis of Secretly Using Nephilim to Control the World
I think that Ancient Aliens has had a lot more influence in crazy culture than it might seem. Yesterday, con artist preacher Jim Bakker devoted yet another hour of his program to an infomercial for the evangelical answer to Ancient Aliens, and filmmaker Tony Alberino specifically identified his DVDs about ancient history as containing information that the History Channel won’t tell you, specifically that cyclopean architecture the world over is “pre-Flood construction” that was “built by a hybrid race.” He then went on to discuss Ancient Aliens specifically:
Some of you have probably seen the Ancient Aliens series that’s on—I don’t know if it’s on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel—but there’s many programs coming out now dealing with this topic, but what they’re not doing is they’re not telling you the whole truth. They’re just telling you part of the truth because the whole truth is contained within the pages of scripture.
This is a very telling statement because it shows that the increasing Evangelical obsession with giants and antediluvian civilization is building directly on Ancient Aliens because the Evangelicals believe that they can use popular culture to drive people to their fundraising—er, “love offering”… no, ministry. The sincerity of their desire to save souls through fringe history might come across more seriously if the program did not constantly assert that the “truth” is available for a “love offering” of just $30 or $120. Even L. A. Marzulli only charges $19.95 to blast you with quasi-Christian fakery.
Albertino is working with Steve Quayle to create a series of DVDs called True Legends, in which the pair assert that the Smithsonian Institution and the Vatican are conspiring to hide the bones of giants. Quayle is also promoting his new book, Empire Beneath the Ice, about the imaginary Nazi Antarctic Nephilim research station. Yes, the creaky old ufology and ancient astronaut obsession has been Christianized, and the otherworldly entities that ancient astronaut theorists Jacques Bergier and Louis Pauwels suggested were in league with Hitler have now become literal demons.
“This is crazy stuff!” Bakker said, before realizing that he accidentally spoke some truth. He immediately backed off and praised Quayle for revealing that the Nazis actually won World War II with the help of Fallen Angels.
Maybe someday we’ll get a debate between Nephilim theorists and ancient astronaut theorists on whether otherworldly beings are really Fallen Angels or space aliens.
Quayle repeats the story we just heard in L. A. Marzulli’s Watchers X that the U.S. military encountered a 12-foot-tall giant in Afghanistan a decade ago.
Bakker informs his audience that they should have “your kids and your teenagers” study fringe history and conspiracy theories in order to learn the truth about giants. Albertino believes that a network of institutions—all connected to the Vatican—are working to cover up historical truth about lost civilizations, Fallen Angels, and giants. He claims that the Catholic Church is trying to conceal the truth about history in order to prevent people from learning about the coming Apocalypse and the return of the Nephilim.
“You cannot really understand the prophetic future,” Albertino said, “unless you understand the prehistoric past.”
Bakker concurred, adding that the world will become again as it was in the days of Noah, and thus meaning that the Giants would walk the earth again. He is speaking here of Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:37-39:
But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Most mainstream scholars believe that Jesus meant that people would not be aware of the coming judgment, just as they were not aware of the coming Flood. Our crew, however, believe that the passage means that history will literally repeat itself, with rampaging giants and wild angel-on-human sex.
If all of this sounds familiar, it’s because this is Quayle’s usual shtick. He’s been telling the same stories and making the same claims for years now, often in the same words. In that, he proved that he has internalized the most important lesson of Ancient Aliens: Don’t ever come up with something new when you can recycle and resell the same old stuff.
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