“No one can hinder us”


“No one can hinder us; we are stronger than fate,” is the main lyric of what is considered to be a “folk” ditty. I’ll come back to this imbecile poetaster’s oeuvre later.

However, it did prompt me to think about what happens to those who are so conceited, plunged so deep in stupidity, that they they really believe that absolutely no one can hinder them: it starts with a tiny worm, a dwarf, swelling to the point of bursting in order to provoke and offend the Lord God Himself.

Every sin is a challenge against God, but there still is sin above sin and madness above folly. Folly is when that smelly worm, that dwarf, bluntly and publicly – God forbid! – states: “Even God cannot hinder me; I’m stronger than him.”

An example of such a provocation we find in the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament: “Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them” (Isaiah 36:1). He besieged the Holy City too. About his campaigns and triumphs, while he still achieved them, he made a record. These records archaeologists have found and have stowed into a museum.

About his fall, and awful death, of course, he couldn’t write a word.

He said that he confined Hezekiah “like a bird in a cage.” Further he boasted about building towers around the City and dumping earth against the city gates so that no one could come out of the city alive. All of this he wrote we can also read about in the Holy Scripture. The accounts are in agreement that the humiliated king Hezekiah offered great tributes, begging him to spare their lives. “So Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the Lord and in the treasuries of the king’s house” (2 Kings 18:15).

None of this helped, the tyrant could not be appeased.

He sent out his emissaries to Hezekiah and his people in order to inflict fear amomgst them by attacking and insulting them, even saying that they will eat and drink their own waste (2 Kings 18:27). His actions are conveyed in his own words : “‘[Do not] let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord, saying, “The Lord will surely deliver us; this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.”’ Do not listen to Hezekiah…” (2 Kings 18:30-31). “He also wrote letters to revile the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, “As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand” ” (2 Chronicles 32:17).

“And so it was, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord” (2 Kings 19:1). In overwhelming distress, Hezekiah sent his people to the Prophet of God, Isaiah, to tell him how the oppressors “reproach the living God… “(2 Kings 19:4). He asked the Prophet to pray to God for them, so that He alone may deliver them.

The Lord heard the cries of the humiliated and responded to them by acting in His mercy. Although the Lord intended to punish the sinful people through the Assyrian king, he did not want to allow insults to be made against Him. “He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there,” (2 Kings 19:32). “‘For I will defend this city, to save it for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake. ’ And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead” (2 Kings 19:34-35).

And what happened with the mighty Sennacherib, who rose to offend the Lord God? He returned to where he came from, and “as he was worshiping in the temple of Nisroch his god, […] his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword” (2 Kings 19:37).

From the darkness and depths of the Old Testament, here we are now in these blasphemous days.

Let me invoke the memory of the spacecraft “Challenger”. It burst like a pumpkin, 73 seconds after its tenth launch on January 28th 1986. This “challenger” was supposed to tear and dig through God’s heavens. Who else was it to challenge but our Lord God?

Another “challenger’s” intention was to, by ploughing the waters of God, to challenge the Creator of those waters. Before propelling that monster vessel, the “Titanic”, the chief designer was asked about its safety. “Not even God can sink it,” was his answer. The monster was not afloat for long; an iceberg halved it.

Human foolishness is infinite.

Carried away by the momentary fame and intoxicated by elusive power, man is prone to publicly reveal the insolence whispered to him by the devil. It is easy to find all of this cited drivel on the Internet, just as I have found it.

Thus, Tancredo Neves, the Brazilian President, in the heat of the election campaign for the presidency of his God-given country, he said if he got 500,000 votes, not even God would remove him from Presidency.The day before the inauguration, the poor man got sick and left this world.

Many certainly know about the challenge that one of the “Beatles” had, the unfortunate John Lennon. Renouncing Christ and Christianity in favour of some Asian cult, he publicly stated that “Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him. He said this in 1966. Not many more statements did this wretch give since then.

When Billy Graham mentioned Christ to Marilyn Monroe, she replied insolently: I do not need your Christ. She lived only seven more days after that audacity.

Such examples of human arrogance are countless.

To return to our loafers and their “no one can harm us; we are stronger than fate.” For quite a long time nothing good has been happening to us, and now a terrible tragedy struck us. There are no human words that can describe this disaster. From the calamity that visited us in this year of the Lord 2014, we will never recover.

Now all of us should look up to the Heavens. We, who prayerfully converse with the heavens, ask our Lord: “How long, Lord? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire? ” (Ps. 79, 5)And even those who parted themselves from God long ago are wondering: Why, God, whom did we offend?

And I would answer them this: I have listed just a few examples of provoking God on a personal, human, level, and on a somewhat broader, collective level. I searched my fragile knowledge and on this earth I could not find a people that challenge God in the manner and to the extent in which the unfortunate Serbian people do. I asked myself and everyone around me wondering: Is there any other tongue in the world where God is – God forbid! – cursed as in Serbian? Cussing God among Serbian people has become a byword. A man would casually curse God, in conversation, without even being aware of it.And a question again: Who could count from how many filthy Serbian mouths in a single God’s day are curses poured onto the face of God? The cursed Serb day and night shamelessly pierces the heart of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Mother of God, cursing Her and her Son.

Here is the answer to the questions: Eventually the terrible polluted spate had to come down on the heads of those that curse.”No one can hinder us; we are stronger than fate.” This opaque ditty was conceived as a love song. Two are in love, who can stop them. “Those who don’t love us, can only despise us” continues the ditty. However, this stupid rhyme transcended itself and become a sort of an idiotic anthem. When loafers get “drunk on wine”, with blurred gazes and dimmed minds they start to sway and bend in the rhythm of their anthem like dancing fools.

And God, watches silently, until once His limits are crossed.