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in response to reader comment: Dear Trans-parere, re.:"Jews and the whole world"

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Oct 21, 2006 at 20:22

Dear Moshe,

I'm very sorry, it seems your intellectual response and your emotional defensiveness and your personal prejudices are all tightly bound to your religion. I guess by your argument Christians have the right to hold all Jews and Italians personally reponsible for what happened to Jesus. After all, both the Jews and the Romans conspired to kill the Messiah. Not for the sake of religious doctrine but, for business as usual.

Oh ya right. the Jews didn't believe Jesus was the Messiah, so it was o.k. and not against God to kill him. So if the Christians out of spite and religious zeal attacked Jews that was victimizing the Jews. Sorry buddy, after a while it just gets so twisted and convoluted that I have to take Gods side and not take sides at all. I have a very good sense of history and can not see a single superior victim arising from it's ashes. Each party, each religion has their version of events. Wars have been fought and whole peoples have been consumed for more reasons that religion.

As for being anti-semitic, I don't think so. I've never met a Semite, at least not anyone who wished to be especially recognized as such. I have never found myself against a people or a religion, just individuals, and that has never lasted long. As far as religion serves mankind Judaism is equal to any other. Yes I have noticed that the three religions that each claim in one way or the other to be the one true religion all come from the same relative area. Do you suppose that may have some contributing factor to the "Jewish plight". How many of "the true religions" can exist. Can Coca Cola, Pepsi and Crown Cola each have their H.Q. in the same town with out causing turmoil. Like people and countries there are good and bad representatives found in all.

As for my God. I don't think you would understand. Apparently you still believe you and yours are special and above all other men singled out by God. If, in this, the 21st century of mans struggle between himself and his environment, we are going to maintain our many tribalistic separators war will remain. It's unreasonable to ask in this ever shrinking world one party to surrender their tribal customs and beliefs so another can more freely express theirs. There is a Karmic truism. "What goes around, comes around". And it's been playing out since the dawn of mankind. I don't see where God has chosen a side. I'm not chosing sides. I'm hoping for commonality and equality expressed in law. I have this silly belief that everyone should be free to express themselves so long as that expression isn't at the cost of another. I have writ nothing between my lines. What you read there is your own work.


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