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Infidel's "Jewish Conundrum"

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Submitted by Edo Van Ede (United States), Aug 24, 2006 at 00:51

The Jews, circa 1940, were resented by most mainstream Christians, worldwide, (as they had been for nearly 2 millennia) for not accepting the "Messiah", -which meant that they "refused to give their blessing" to the offshoot of Judaism that is "Christianity".

The subconscious psychological meaning of this has always haunted the Christian world, which essentially "took over" the Hebrew faith, claiming its sacred discovery of monotheism as their own, changed its eschatological "ending", and then demanded that the rest of the world accept this "Good News", -at the point of a sword for 90% of its existence as a worldly 'Church".

Its brutal influence (from "heretics" killed, "witches" burned, sects destroyed and cultures obliterated to literary blacklisting, movies banned, medical procedures frustrated and science stymied) only finally ended within the last 50 years - as Jesus' radical and pacifistic and agape / love message became more popularly understood and promoted.

Jesus' motto: "My kingdom is not of this world", which had been "conveniently overlooked" since Roman Emperor Constantine absorbed the faith into his governmental system, ultimately allowed reformers to resist the temptation to turn the religion into an earthly "holy" prison camp and let them legitimately preach a renewed version of Jesus' original message of tolerance, compassion, and overturning superstitions.

Islam, without this scripturally-restraining influence (because their "prophet" Mohammad censored Jesus [" Issa " ] in the Koran to the point where he is a mostly mute handpuppet of the vengeful, Old Testament styled "God" Allah ), reverted back to the worst instincts of the Deuteronomy-era maurauding Hebrews ("chosen" by their "vengeful deity" to slaughter anyone in their "divinely-ordained" path), and then adopted the most un-Christian aspects of the followers of the "Prince of Peace".

The Jews also refused to accept the Arabs' new "Abrahamic" "prophet", and, with a similar reaction of anti-Hebrew anger as that demonstrated by the Christians, Islam, when it was not killing them, relegated the Jews to second-class status ("dzimmis" or "dhimmis") within imperialitically-expanding Muslim kingdoms

The problem that the Jewish People have had to face throughout history is that two later religions, in essence, stole their Bible. And the Hebrews have not been charmed by this theological hijacking of their central revelation (even down to the idea the "Messiah" / "Mahdi") of One God.

These two "offshoot" faiths, in what looks like an unconscious cover-up of their own Cosmic Guilt Feelings, have tried to destroy those from whom they stole their core creeds. (The Jews have always been a disturbing reminder of the Christians' and Muslims' own spiritual unoriginality and teleological theft.)

Since the Nazi Holocaust, the world's Christians have finally begun to recognize their own shameful past and cruel mistreatment of their elder brothers and sisters in faith. And to see the Church's resemblance more to Cain, with the Jews as Abel, than to a loving Jesus. The creation of the state of Israel was Christianity's beginning of their ongoing repentance for sins against those from whom they "borrowed" their God and their Savior. This decent implulse has faded somewhat as the memory of the pogroms and death camps have receded into unread books and grainy newsreel footage.

Islam, meanwhile, faded from the world scene after their military reversals in Europe, up to and including WW I which saw the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the Caliphate, but their sentiments, as minor allies of the Nazis, were exposed during their eager assistaence with Hitler's Jewish Solution.

Since the re-establishment of Israel, in a reduced area of its original homeland, Islam's true nature toward the Jews has been nakedly hostile. (An immediate attack was their U.N. welcome wagon.)

The Muslims will never feel "confident" of their message as long as those from whom they pilfered their religion are still alive and openly resisting Mohammad's plagiarized revision ("Yaweh" becoming "Allah", etc.). So they must try to erase the evidence of their Crime (theocide) in a vicious example of endless iconotrophy (where the holy symbols of a "defeated" creed are absorbed into the "new" faith and changed to uphold the conquerors' rationalizations).

So Islam is in constant crisis as long as it feels the eyes of the wronged Jews on them. Rather than admit the Jews as elder brothers and sisters in spirit, the Muslims prefer to exterminate the Hebrews and "solve" their spiritual conundrum with the sword.

It was Mohammad's constant solution, so it is perfectly (and Koranically) "understandable"

Until a "Jesus" figure arises within Islam to temper its murderous, kingdom-in-this-world impulses, the enmity between Muslims and "un-submissive" Jews is "eternal"

Such peaceful reformers arising within Islam (like the Bahais, etc.) have failed to tame the main militant thrust of Mohammadism. Without some serious heartfelt re-vision, Islam is doomed to its warlord founder's intellectual / soul paralysis, with a drunken heavenly whorehouse as their 'religious' reward for earthly intolerance and inhuman jihadist depredations.

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