by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
The Baal-like ‘Raging Bull’ was so popular with people attending the Commonwealth Games that a crowdfunding campaign was set up to preserve it to be admired for future generations
One of the things I find most interesting about the idolatrous ‘raging bull’ is not only its close association with Baal worship, but the fact that Prince Charles was the man opening the games. If you recall, we’ve mentioned multiple times on our Prophecy News Podcast about Prince Charles calling for an unnamed man to be given trillions of dollars to wage a military-style campaign. Now he presiding over a massive 32-foot high idol of a fiery bull, what do we call that, progress?
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“And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.” 1 Kings 18:26 (KJB)
Whatever happened to shows and ceremonies where people were happy, upbeat and optimistic? That seems to be now completely wiped from our collective memory. Everytime you turn around, you are assaulted with dark, menacing imagery that seems be be not only sending you hidden messages, but perhaps a harbinger of the arrival of something worse? Time is almost up, Christian, if you’re planning on doing something for the Lord, better get after it.
In the Bible, the bull is connected with Baal worship and idolatry from Babylon and Egypt
FROM ISRAEL 365 NEWS: The centerpiece of the opening ceremony of the 2022 commonwealth games was a 10-meter tall mechanical bull. Fifty people spent more than five months building the monstrosity dubbed “Raging Bull.” This stood in stark contrast to the games themselves, which were heavily promoted as “The Friendly Games.”
The dramatic display, directed by Steven Knight, had the bull led into the Stadium by dancers in a dramatic production with a politicized presentation of history, as described by Wales Online:
The bull is led into the Stadium by underpaid, overworked female chain-makers of the Industrial Revolution, trapped by their own circumstances as they produce the bonds that hold others in the slave trade. The women break free via a minimum wage strike of 1910. The bull itself breaks free because of its huge stature. Stella, the hero of the Opening Ceremony, calms it down by offering it love and light. The emotive section ends with the bull eventually moving towards mutual tolerance after it is riled up once again and cries in pain.
As an expression of this love, the female athletes gather around and embrace the bull.
A creepy element was added at the last minute when the names of the 21 victims killed in the 1974 Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town bombings by the Irish Republican Army were inscribed on its headpiece. The organizers failed to inform the families of the victims who expressed annoyment in the media.
The bull is massive, requiring a 17-ton vehicle to move it around the stadium. Due to its size, the bull cannot be stored away, so the organizers plan to dismantle it. But the bull has a devoted following, and a petition has been set up to save it.
The popular attraction for the creation could be rooted in the bull being one of the oldest forms of idolatry. When Moses delayed in coming down from Sinai, the Children of Israel resorted to creating a golden calf, a form of idolatry they had witnessed in Egypt. In ancient Egyptian religion, Apis was a sacred bull worshiped in the Memphis region and was later adopted by Alexander the Great. The Canaanites worshipped a bull as the depiction of the fertility god Baal. Jeroboam erected two golden bulls in the northern kingdom of Israel.