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The Story Behind Why G-d Cursed Canaan - a lesson for all time.

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in response to reader comment: Too bad the salvation was not extended to cananites

Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Feb 11, 2014 at 20:44

  • The passage you quote is from the Torah, given well over a millenium and a half before Mohammed made up the Koran. It is Jewish, not Christian.
  • The reason Canaan was "cursed" was because of what he did to his father, Noah. It was essentially the same perversion that Muslim armies today inflict on those they defeat. Would you expect G-d to bless a people who behave that way? It was for their own good, to get them to correct that behavior, or at least to make it difficult to spread it, though Muslims don't seem to have improved much on that front.
  • Abaraham's servant, Eleazer, was a Canaanite, and rose to a loftier level of sprituality than any Muslim I've ever heard of, or even of most of humanity in general. There was certainly "salvation" for him (in Jewish terms, not Christian), and any other Canaanite who was able to rise above the debased behavior of their ancestor, though I'm aware of none off hand. Good behavior is always rewarded.

I hope the above is helpful, in more ways than one.


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