It’s a question that we all have to ask ourselves…are we loyal? Loyal friends, loyal lovers, loyal when the chips are down? There is no in between, as we learn from history. There is only the now. Here is a “relationship loyalty test.” I can normally tell by the knife in my back, but hey, that is another person’s loyalty in question. Take the test and apply it to life, people. Life.
For all of us in relationship recovery land, use your imagination and apply the following in the people that you know. Avoid the bad ones. From our friends at “Crazy Wolfy” here are the top five people that you might want to give a wide birth as they reincarnate in your life….(source: www.crazywolfy.com)
5. Vidkun Quisling :
This guy is going to have his shirt unbuttoned at parties, and think that he’s all that and a bag of chips. You are not that desperate, I promise you.
The word ‘Quisling’ meaning ‘traitor’ came from this man’s surname. Perhaps his is the most infamous family name in recorded history. Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (July 18, 1887– October 24, 1945) was a Norwegian army officer and politician, who for a period served as Minister-President of Nazi occupied Norway.
It was the Germans, and particularly Hitler, who gave him the position in return of the military information needed to occupy Norway. Quisling compromised the whole of Norwegian army and this led to the previous government officials to flee in order to live.
After Germany surrendered, the people of Norway tried him for treason and the killing of 1000 Jews that led to his execution. Talk about a guy that wasn’t respected by his peers?
Surprisingly, even the Nazis didn’t like him.
4. Benedict Arnold:
Benedict Arnold was an American general who served the cause of the American Revolution until he decided to shift his allegiance to the British. Think “short” and “erectile dysfunction.” Sad but true that some of the biggest guys in history had a short, limp winky.
Born in Connecticut in January 1741, he came from a troubled background, where his family struggled to survive poverty and hardship. He was always known as a trouble making child, he grew to become a prominent figure in the military, where he trained soldiers and planned out attacks. Unfortunately, they were on friendly soldiers.
From an early start as a war hero and patriot, Arnold plotted to turn over the American fort at West Point, New York to British forces during the American Revolution.
His plot was unsuccessful and he was driven to escape by sea, under cover of darkness, to Britain, where he was not welcomed with open arms: they, too, distrusted the man who would betray his own country so readily. He died in poverty in Canada in 1801, a traitor of history and of the peoples of the US.
3. Marcus Junius Brutus:
If you’re lucky enough to take New Testament history in Seminary you learn all about Brutus. I am not sure I think of him as a traitor, more of a politician, but still. His death gave rise to the most powerful nation of all time….Rome.
Marcus Junius Brutus (early June 85 BC – late October 42 BC), often referred to simply as Brutus, was a politician of the late Roman Republic. Perhaps the name that immediately crosses one’s mind when we speak of traitors. What he did has been written, re-written and translated innumerable times by historians and authors including Shakespeare. He was a Roman politician who took part in the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar.
In all reality, he also gave rise to the line of Octavius, and “Caesars” Tiberius, Giaus, Claudius and Nero…better known in my seminary as “Crazy Freaking Nero” who had the fine honor of killing both the Apostle Peter and Paul. Brutus probably would have calmed down if only he’d known that he was giving rise to a whole line of crazy people that used human beings as lamp lights in the garden in future generations. Still, Caesar treated him as a trusted friend and it came as a shocking revelation to him when Brutus stabbed him. Thus came out the words, “Et tu Brute?” (You too Brutus?)
Sayyid Mir Muhammed Jafar Ali Khan, formal title Shuja ul-Mulk, Hashim ud-Daula, Nawab Ja’afar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Mahabat Jang commonly known as Mir Jafar, second son of Sayyid Ahmad Najafi, (1691 –February 5, 1765) was Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.
He is also known by Indians as Gaddar-e-Abrar (which translates in English as ‘The Traitor of Faith’). Quisling may stand as a synonym for treachery. Redl may be regarded as one of the greatest traitors. But there is only one man in history whose condemnable act of betrayal forced a nation into a 200 year long slavery of the British. That man was Mir Jafar and that country is India. Jafar was a bakshi (head of army) of Siraj-ud-Daula, the loved Nawab of Bengal during the mid 18th century.
Out of pure greed to usurp the throne of Bengal, Mir Jafar sided with the East India Company forces led by Robert Clive that led to the surrender and slaughter of the forces led by the Nawab. The decisive battle of Plassey, that laid the foundation of British rule in India, could have easily been won by the Nawab had it not been for Jafar.
I only know this guys’ name from the Disney movie.
1. Judas Iscariot:
Here’s my boy, the big one, the guy that is the traitor of all time. Judas Iscariot (Hebrew: יהודה איש־קריות, Yehuda, Yəhûḏāh ʾÎš-qəriyyôṯ) called “PJ” by many of his intimate friends, was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and betrayed Jesus into the hands of the chief priests.
Hey, it sounds like my ex-best. Yep, for absolutely nothing this low life sold out because it cleared his conscious to be the true idiot that he wanted to be…brainless, directionless, worthless, and meant for absolutely nothing. It was only a false sense of truth, though. After all, Judas was…a false witness at best even for one of the first twelve preachers.
Did you know the other translations of Judas’ name? Look it up. It’s not so hard to find the most monstrous people in the biblical seats of today. This infamous member of the Twelve Apostles betrayed his friend – the one that is held blameless for love’ sake – for money alone – thirty pieces of silver. A selfish life, lived in pride, all at it’s best.
Judas arranged a special signal to let the authorities know the identity of Jesus Christ: he would kiss Jesus to identify him. This “Judas kiss” led to the prosecution and death by crucifixion of the Son of God, and puts Judas Iscariot at number one as the most notorious traitor in human history: Judas died shortly after his monumental act of greed. Interesting.