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I am a spiritual person NOT a religious person. I am also a Celt. The Celts like most other peoples had their own creation myths and their own belief system, including one creator....and the Celts don't do Kings (which is why I object so much to the Norman aristocracy still in control of Britain and Scotland). I do not like this notion that each nation measures their own importance by the closeness of their proximity to the Hebrew peoples and their creation myth.. Nero wiped out our heritage after taking a beating from the Celts.
Thank you! Books are our friends, and the more friends the better right?
I question the sincerity of people who champion these ideologies, are they using them simply as political tools (which would definitely not be new) or do they truly believe them. (which is almost scarier)
As for Zionism being so powerful a force in the West, I think British Israelism, or Anglo Israelism, are at it's root. If you add to the equation the economic power of the Zionist lobby...
"But really, it seems the major religions are major for their ability to win wars. That doesn't seem to be a good standard to me. So I say, let me look at it from a Jewish perspective:
The Europeans out of guilt over the holocaust, and the Americans out of a distorted sense of considering Jews as a fetish or religious icon, hand the Palestinians over as a sacrifice of appeasement. I would think, "this is obviously an abomination!" And then the bulldozers tearing down houses and olive tree in West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Jordan Valley, Negev, and I would think, "this is a making of desolation!" "An abomination that makes desolate? I heard somewhere that Jesus said something about that as a sign of when to leave. I think I will leave this place." So if I were a Jew, I would have nothing to do with that program of displacement.
War makes debt, debt empowers lenders, government debt makes banks "too big to fail" lest the government fail with them. Interest and bail-out of banks leave nothing for education or healthcare or even the repair of highways and bridges. Political corruption puts the people in austerity while the top dogs of finance show record profits."
"Exodus 20:13: Thou shalt not kill.
Deuteronomy 5:17: Thou shalt not kill.
Matthew 5:21: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment.
Romans 13:9: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
"Herzl concluded that antisemitism was a stable and immutable factor in human society, which assimilation did not solve. He mulled over the idea of Jewish sovereignty, and, despite ridicule from Jewish leaders, published Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State) in 1896.
Herzl argued that the essence of the Jewish problem was not individual, but national. He declared that the Jews could gain acceptance in the world only if they ceased being a national anomaly. The Jews are one people, he said, and their plight could be transformed into a positive force by the establishment of a Jewish state with the consent of the great powers. He saw the Jewish question as an international political question to be dealt with in the arena of international politics."
2Cor10:3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
In ancient times it was customary for conquered people to recognize the gods of their conquerors as more powerful than their own gods, and to at least add them to the gods they worshiped. In some of the conquering empires the Emperor was considered a god and Emperor worship was expected of all of his subjects. This was a problem for the monotheistic Jews of the conquered Land of Israel. Their religion forbade the worship of other gods. In addition to a challenge to maintaining their monotheistic religion, the people were challenged to retain their language and customs while part of a large Empire that conducted its business in a different language.
Originally posted by pthena
AIPAC drafted House resolution 1734 and Berman rushed it through, fearing Obama could declare there will be no further American veto on Security Council resolutions
(LONDON) - After his appointment as Chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, California’s representative Howard Berman told The Forward, “Even before I was a Democrat, I was a Zionist.” This is the man, one of the Zionist lobby’s most influential stooges in Congress, who introduced House Resolution 1734 which gives President Obama his new orders.
Thoroughly disingenuous, the resolution, which was drafted by AIPAC and in my view is an indication of panic on its part, was approved unanimously by the House of Representatives on 15 December.
While every other measure seems to be hopelessly deadlocked in Congress, this thing zips out of AIPAC over to congress and gets unanimously passed!
opposes any attempt to seek recognition of a Palestinian state by the United Nations or other international forums
affirm that the United States would deny any recognition, legitimacy, or support of any kind to any unilaterally declared ‘‘Palestinian state’’
Another anti semetic thread. What about the attrocities in ie Darfur?
make clear that any such unilateral declaration would constitute a grievous violation of the principles underlying the Oslo Accords and the Middle East peace process
oppose any attempt to seek recognition of a Palestinian state by the United Nations or other international forums and will veto any resolution to that end by the United Nations Security Counciledit on 17-12-2010 by pthena because: (no reason given)