King Cyrus

Well, the article is from Townhall which is unreliable as hell though interesting but the words are from the Cyrus Cylinder (539 BCE)-

I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world, son of Cambyses, the great king, king of the city of Anshan, grandson of Cyrus, the great king, ki[ng of the ci]ty of Anshan, descendant of Teispes, the great king, king of the city of Anshan, the perpetual seed of kingship, whose reign Bel (Marduk) and Nabu love, and with whose kingship, to their joy, they concern themselves.

(Bel) searched everywhere and then he took a righteous king, his favorite, by the hand, he called out his name: Cyrus, king of Anshan; he pronounced his name to be king all over the world.

What Cyrus> did (reputedly) was free the Israelites from the Babylonian Captivity and start rebuilding Jerusalem so they could be more productive as part of his Persian (Achaemenid) Empire, the kind of transactional (what’s in it for me?) type of deal Unindicted Co-conspirator Bottomless Pinocchio understands.

White Evangelicals understand it too. Does it make them Un-Christian hypocrites?

Well, yes actually, but I don’t believe they’re going to be consigned to a pit of eternal flame or languish in permanent regret that they are separated from Yahweh because I’m an atheist and think it’s all a bunch of hooey.