posted on Sep, 26 2010 @ 01:14 PM
As for your painful lack of education in Jewish religion, let me explain to you what the Ressurection of teh dead means in Judaism (as explained
through kabbalah) vs. in gnosticism, hinduism, sufism etc.
For one, a very important distinction can be made by pointing out that Judaism disallows cremation. To give you a little primer about this, cause i
dont think youve ever read a book on mysticism or occult philosophy in your life. There are 3 primary elements, called 'active' elements, they are
fire, water and air. These encompass as spiritual energies whereas the element of earth, acts as the vessel that the 3 primary elements work through.
We see this in the book of ezekiel where he encounters a 'storm wind' - air, a dense cloud - water, and a blazing fire - fire. We also see this in
nature. The Sun (fire), Rain (water) and air contribute to the growth of plant life. But, it has to specifically work through the vehicle of 'earth'
to be revealed.
Now, because the easterners burn the body after death, they return the soul to the element of Fire - which is active. This implies an activity and an
ability to influence in the next world. Whereas Judaism teaches that the body must be return to the earth (the inactive passive element) implying 1.
the inherent dependence of the soul on G-d, so they return the body to where it came from - the dust, and 2. a belief in the future ressurection of
So these contrasting ideas shows the level of humility that exists in Judaism vs. Eastern religions which cremate, or, conversely, western traditions
which preserve the body via mummification or today as embalming. This is not 'returning' the body to the element it was given from. Man id
inherently passive. His role is to RECIEVE from the creator, through the divine energies and then return what he has given as fruits - good deeds.
Judaism is legalistic. Its implied at its very foundation that man has a purpose in this world. This purpose can not be known without a direct,
'contracted' will from the creator in the form of a command. Man is therefore beckoned by his very source to follow 7 commandments (enumerated in
Talmud, called the 7 laws of noach) these laws constrict ones actions to only those which are righteous. Man is not only supposed to observe them, but
to observe them with Kavanah - Hebrew for intention, or meditative awareness of the deeper meaning behind the action. Judaism is all about a moral
objectivity. Its in its very nature.
Conversely, Christianity with its 8 beatitudes, which are in themselves abstract principles, imply nothing about ACTION. Judaism emphasies action,
whereas the commandments of jesus are abstract principles that can be interpreted in any manner. It doesnt impress the notion of action. Thus,
Christianity in itself is Gnostic. From its very foundations it was based on the Hellenistic philosophy of the Greeks, deriving its theology from both
Egypt and Babylon - Hence in a similar period that the gnostics flourished Hermeticism, which was initself so amazingly similar to gnosticism, used
symbols and language that if one simply replaced the word Hermes with Jesus wouldnt be able to tell the difference between the gnostic and hermetic
versions. Maybe you should read up on Hesiod, Homer, Orphic theology, neo platonism. Or even better read something about judaism before you jump on
the assumption bandwagon and assume that because Talmud speak negatively about Jesus the Talmud must be filled with gross abhorrent teachings. Talmud
is a holy book. It fits within the entire Jewish mystical tradition. Judaism is ANTI - gnosticism. The very notion of gnosticism, the idea that man
can become a god and live by his own moral standards, is the very antithesis of what Judaism is based on - a Law - a Code of conduct that emphasizes
REAL TIME action, social responsibility, as opposed to the marian obessesion that typfifies modern catholicism for instance. Even the catholic church
is moving closer and closer, along with its protestant and eastern wings, to a liberal gnostic ethos. Calvinism is already there theologically atleast
with their doctrine of 'predestination' and total depravity. Modern 'theologians' in christianity are realizing the inherent 'rift' divide
between the spiritual and the secular. Only in christianity which has so emhpasized throughout its history a dualism between good and evil can the
Church, ones religion, be separated from the state. It implies a separation, the Greek, HELLENISTIC idea that the spirit and body have different
masters. this is quite zoroastrian in origin. The light vs. Darkness. It thus is apt that the concept of the trinity came to the western world through
3 magi. Also, Hinduism, buddhism - with its world savior as Krishna or Buddah, is the same exact concept as Jesus. And Osiris being killed to be
resurrected as Horus, after his mother found his 14 dismembered parts...compare this with Hesiods version of Uranous, father of the Gods, akin you
could say the Jewish god, who was castrated at the behest of Gaia (the female principle - symbol for the revealed world) by Cronus (time). In both
stories, only the phallus was dismembered and remained disjointed from its source. The phallus symbolizes an ability to INFLUENCE. When someone has
been castrated, used metaphorically, it means he has no influence anymore. This means in esoteric terms that God, after he gave birth to the world, in
teh pagan view, his influence departed as soon as the revealed world appeared. So, Gaia, the revealed world, the great mother, is worshipped as
primary. if the masculine force is worshipped ,hes considered nothing more than an archetype of judgement, as 'zeus' for instance who was born from
cronus. But Zeus is also acommpanied by three other forces. Hades and poseidon. This is allegorical, and this exact philosophy is found within the new
Sorry to burst your bubble. But, its christianity which is the sham. Judaism is the only Real G-d sent religion which emphasizes moral responsibility.
to even foster the belief that christianity has stood, instrinsically, for moral responsibiltiy would be to ignore the too many to count offenses
committed by Christians against Jews especially throuhout history.