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The Accident That Wasn't

Reader comment on item: [After Sharon:] Israeli Politics Will Revert to Its Past
in response to reader comment: Some say "The Work Of The Great Sharon Should Continue."?

Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Jan 11, 2006 at 22:20

BS"D

Too much smoke & mirrors in that (history=sum of all accidents) equation for me to follow.

But that doesn't bother me because such theories have one major problem(1). Mark Twain wrote about it http://www.ohr.org.il/judaism/concern/concerna.htm, as have others. The problem is Jewish history.

Jewish history is one long string of highly improbable yet previously forseen events, all of which have either occurred, are in the process of occurring (or will occur with exceedingly high statistical confidence given the record to date).
http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_67_-_The_Miracle_of_Jewish_History.asp

Accidents just don't happen like that, and no people is clever enough to pull that off, which is why anyone who is amazed by it has to believe there is a G-d.

Incidentally, that is also the ideology of Amalek, and his descendant Haman of Purim infamy. (see Megillas Esther for a retelling of Purim, an accident in appearance only) It seems he met with an incredible sequence of unfortunate (for him) accidents which caused his well laid plans to recoil on himself and his family, while the Jews he intended to destroy (every one) remained unharmed. Also, we consider that ideology so dangerous that it must be utterly eliminated for humanity to progress spiritually.
http://www.chabad.org/library/article.asp?AID=267677

As to Mark A. Heller's assessment of Sharon; if your characterization of his work is accurate, then he's totally wrong. Sharon was advocating "peace process" idiology before there was a "peace process."
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/24717

Fortunately for us and him, there's still hope that he can now live out the rest of his life without doing any more damage. Unfortunately for all of us, there are too many other peace-mongers who are far more dangerous than he who are poised to wreak havoc that will make the Gaza Hitkatnut look like a picnic. Please G-d they won't succeed!

(1) There are many others, but that is the most significant one.
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