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That Torah sounds dangerous

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in response to reader comment: Torah offers more violence than Quran

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Mar 1, 2010 at 16:35

Steve S,

That is interesting, could you give some examples? How about if you put your examples into two categories, OK?

Category 1: Examples in the Torah where God, in an everlasting directive that cannot be undone, calls upon Jews to kill people of other faiths, or to offer people of other faiths the choice of conversion to Judaism, life as a second class citizen under Jewish law, or death. Also, any predictions in the Torah about trees and rocks that will speak and give away folks of other religions hiding behind them, so Jews can come and murder them.

Category 2: Examples of Jewish people, in our day, using direct quotes from the Torah to justify and explain actions such as flying planes full of ordinary people into buildings full of ordinary people, or running around train stations, hospitals and hotels shooting dozens of ordinary people, or blowing up women and children in a marketplace, or blowing up a crowded bus or train, or blowing up a wedding or a funeral or a girls school, for example. (Any examples of Jews around the world dancing in the streets to celebrate such activities would also be of great interest to me.)

Thanks.

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