reply to post by thebabyseagull
When I see it in print, it sounds even more insane. No Israel, no return of Jesus?
If Jesus only cares about Israel, and not the billions of other souls on this planet, that is a Jesus I don't want to meet.
What kind of omnipotent spirit favors one tribe of people over all the others, and requires a bunch of dead people who believe otherwise just so he
can show back up and reign in a world of "peace"?
It is a crazy, nonsensical belief system, that demands that Solomon's temple be rebuilt in order for the Messiah to return. How convenient to drag
the Christians into this nutjob scenario by telling them that Jesus will have a return engagement there if they help destroy the current Dome of The
Rock, a Jesus the Jewish faith doesn't believe was ever the true Messiah.
Oh, but I guess that's just splitting hairs, eh? One Messiah, another Messiah, what's the difference? Come help us rule the middle east so you can
wait for Jesus....or whomever....to return. Freaking looney tunes B. S.
I rather fancy the Jesus of the New Testament: The one who threw the money changers out of the temple...the one who got smacked on the cheek, and
turned the other cheek so that could be hit, too.....the one who hung out with the dregs of society and brought out their true virtue and
goodness....the one who preached to everybody, "Love thy neighbor as thyself"....and the one who, beaten and hanging bleeding on a cross to die a
horrible death, said, "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do."
I want nothing to do with Israel, its ambitions, war-mongering, cruelty and racist ways. I want nothing to do with any country nor any religion which
subverts a religion of peace into a religion of war. The bible has been used for 2000 years as an excuse to invade, kill, torture, and oppress. I'm
bloody sick of it.