posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 04:15 PM
Thinking a tad myopically, are we?
What's being emphasized by modern day Christians and Jews? The "choseness" present in certain pre-Christian biblical books, or the nature of
the God worshiped - introduced - by the Jews?
This is an extremely weak and pointless attack. The God we think of today in theistic terms is mostly a product of Jewish thinking: it originates from
their traditions (If you're iffy about the word "Jews", replace it with Hebrews, if you'd like). Fast forward down through history, and
Christians, Muslims, as well as Jews, more or less envisage a God active within human reality, conscientiously involved with all his creation, giving
precedence to the one being - man - who has the ability to consciously connect, worship, and improve - or sustain - the work of His creation.
This is the gist of the Christian notion of God. Same God the Jews worship - because its constructed in the SAME METAPHYSICAL way. Muslims,
particularly moderate, interfaith thinkers, possess the same notion of God.
Most Jews have forgotten the 'chosen' epithet of their religion, as they understand it to be counterproductive to inter-communal dialogue and
understanding. But, again, you would need to know something about this to appreciate that fact. Likewise, Christians and Jews - if they understand
this state of affairs, will not hold the "chosen' concept in the Hebrew Bible against the majority of religious minded Jews who have outgrown - nay,
repudiated - that concept.
Some have even begun to interpret "chosen' in the metaphysical sense of particularity: as the biblical authors mode of expressing 'particularity'
within the fabric of human relations. We are all "chosen" i.e. unique, specially created works of God.