Israel and judaism

Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by Joe_Penalty, May 23, 2009.

  1. Joe_Penalty
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    Joe_Penalty Truth, Justice, Equality

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    From what I have observed, there is a big misconception on this message board. The misconception is a sad one.

    First of all, it is foolish to equate Judaism with Israel.

    Judaism is a practice.

    There are many who claim they are Jews, but they are not.

    There are many who claim they are Christians, but they are not.

    There are many who claim they are Muslims, but they are not.

    You can tell a Jew by his works.

    All of these practices have one thing is common; that is righteousness.

    The killing of innocence is definitely unrighteous. The killing of innocence is the work of
    evil. Therefore, Israel does not represent Judaism.
     
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    That sounds reasonable to me.

    Are you Jewish?
     
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    Joe_Penalty Truth, Justice, Equality

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    Not to my knowledge.
     
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    Of course it sounds reasonable to you. :doubt:
     
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    What is your position?
     
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    Something rather unreasonable.
     
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    Wtf does "You can tell a Jew by his works" mean?
     
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    It means a person cannot simply claim they are Jew. But you have to be righteous in your doing. Thus, practicing Judaism.
     
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    Hey I get it, this is like when some people try to judge who is or is not a "real" Christian. We're just expanding that to Judaism for some reason.
     
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    Could you please elaborate?
     

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