Judaism: Making a State Out of a Religion

Column by Robert L. Johnson.

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Judaism is the original Abrahamic “revealed”/hearsay religion. Christianity, Islam, Mormonism and Baha’i all have their roots in Judaism.

The primary “holy” scripture/Word of God of Judaism is the Torah, which is the first five books of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament is also considered to be at least a part of the Word of God by all of the other Abrahamic religions. (The facts that Christianity came out of Judaism and that Christians were persecuting Jews caused the Deist Voltaire to write, "We hold the Jews in horror, and we insist that all which has been written by them, and collected by us, bears the stamp of Divinity. There never was so palpable a contradiction.")

Many Gentile people who belong to one of the Abrahamic “revealed” religions believe the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament deals principally with morals, ethics and the hereafter. They are often very surprised to learn from objective study of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament that a very large and central part of it deals with promoting Hebrew/Jewish people above Gentile people as well as the creation and advancement of the Jewish state of Israel over all Gentile nations.

Deuteronomy 7:1-6 is one of the earliest state building commands allegedly from God to the ancient Hebrews/Jews. In these verses the ancient Hebrew/Jewish clergymen who wrote it claim God ordered the Hebrews/Jews to slaughter seven nations in order to take their land from them, and to use that land as the ground the Jewish state of Israel is built upon. The Bible writers had God being very specific in what they were to do with the people they conquered. They wrote that God said in verse two, “thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them.”

The Jewish clergy then wrote that God said the Hebrew/Jewish people are not to marry any of the Gentile people they conquer. It’s impossible to understand how they could marry them if they followed the previous order to commit genocide and utterly destroy them.

The Jewish clergy who wrote the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament tip their hand in the above verses four and five. We see in these verses the clergy feared that their fellow Hebrews/Jews would leave Judaism for the Gentile religions. If this happened, the clergy would be left without their wealth and power. These two verses read:

For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.

By serving other gods, they really meant serving other clergymen. They help us to see the truth in this statement made by the Deist Thomas Paine in The Age of Reason, “All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”
The command to keep their Hebrew/Jewish race pure and to never mix with the people around them was taken very seriously by the Hebrew/Jewish clergy. They wrote in Numbers 25:1-3:

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

When the Hebrew/Jewish God gets angry, heads will roll (or, at least, be separated from their bodies and hung up to dry). Verses four and five make this clear when they tell us, “And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel. And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.”

Immediately after this crime against humanity by the religious state of Israel, the ancient Hebrew/Jewish clergy wrote about Phinehas and his violent acts committed to keep Israel pure. Verses six, seven and eight read:

And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.

This religious and racial violence of Phinehas written of in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament was the inspiration for a group of white Gentiles who believed in Christian Identity to commit acts of violence against non-whites in the 1990s. Christian Identity teaches that the ancient Hebrews of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament were Anglo-Saxons and not the Jews of today. The Christian Identity people even named their group Phinehas Priests. Whenever any group of people endorse the violence promoted in the Bible, or in any “holy” book, bad things happen.

The superstition-based belief of Judaism that God gave a gift of real estate to the Hebrews/Jews to build their Jewish state on is still taken seriously in the 21st Century. It is a driving force for Israel’s continued and growing brutal occupation of Palestinian lands in the West Bank and in Palestinian East Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made this clear when he said, "[Jerusalem] is not a settlement. It is the sovereign capital of the State of Israel. We have been building in Jerusalem for 3,000 years." In order to believe and say this, Netanyahu must be ignorant of the Jewish wars against Rome in which Rome defeated Israel and removed the Jews from Jerusalem. They lost Jerusalem as their capital in 70 CE.

The current Jewish state of Israel has been practicing state/religious violence against the Palestinian people since its creation in 1948. In the first two years of modern Israel’s existence, a minimum of 750,000 Palestinian children, women and men lost their homes and were turned into refugees. And ever since then Israel has been stealing land from the Palestinians and giving it to Israeli Jews.

When the leader of the Zionist Organization, David Ben-Gurion, announced the creation of the Jewish state of Israel on May 14, 1948 he declared, “the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel.” Eretz Israel is Hebrew for a Jewish state without geographic borders. This, coupled with knowledge of the anti-Gentile teachings in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, make it easier to understand the mindset Israel is infected with that causes such a brutal and growing occupation of land belonging to other people.

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Robert Johnson is a paralegal and a freelance writer in Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after reading Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason, he became a Deist. In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists and in 1996 he launched the first web site devoted to Deism, www.deism.com.  He is listed in Who's Who in Hell and is the author of Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.  He wrote the introduction to The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and also writes for Examiner.com.


Mark Davis's picture

Excellent article, Robert. Too many people are afraid to point out the obvious about Israel's leaders' actions; politicians in the US will certainly never question them, much less the corporate media whores.

Samarami's picture

Never would I disagree that central political "authority" is made up of religious/political Trojan Horses. And that wars, especially "Middle-Eastern wars", have pervaded history. Most who write about "Jews" and/or "Abrahamic religions" have no clue, but they express underlying anger towards the science of rulership. That is merely one of the "sciences" that deals with social engineering, and dates back to the beginning of recorded history.

For example, when one writes or talks about "Jews" or "Jewish" s/he should be referring to individuals born into a relatively small tribe of a large family in history. The tribe was Judah; the family, Israel. Yet Lumpenproletariats generally lump the entire group into the smattering, as do writers for mainstream media. They can detect the religious/state incestuousness, and they can see particular religious groups as culprits in the villainy of lobbying for state favors. But how that parleys into the evils of political authority is elusive.

Few ever get the chance see the forest. The trees are constantly in the way.

Therefore, the phenomenon we call "anarchy" never really gets a chance to bud. I'm reminded of the way John Hasnas phrased it:

    "...this uninquisitive mental attitude is absolutely essential to the case for the state.
    For if people were ever to seriously question whether government is really productive
    of order, popular support for government would almost instantly collapse…”

Now before you judge that I'm saying I have this special gift of viewing the forest, please understand: I don't. I am a sovereign state. The forest really doesn't concern me. Sam

Glock27's picture

Got to like Hasnas. Very thoughtful man. (Of course that is my opinion)

Darkcrusade's picture

I take notice that this site is in honor of Thoreau. In that same vein i take a dim view of an attempt to besmirch the first man recorded as having made the discovery that men are free.

That may not seem like such a revolutionary discovery.
(indeed we now take it for granted,and it can be a point of pride.)

The challenge is;If you are honest with yourself,How old where you when you made that

Most had to overcome the twelve-year government indoctriNATION camps before they even attempted to act in accordance with the knowledge.

THE beginnings are unknown. All over this earth are ruins of civilizations about which we know nothing whatever.

These sixty centuries may have been a Dark Age. Perhaps all
men once knew that men are free.

Our record of this knowledge begins with one man. There is no historical proof that he ever existed. The story holds its self-evident truth.

It begins about four thousand years ago. The wars of Kish and Shipurla were then as far past as the wars between Greece and Persia are now. Ur was the center of world-empire, about as old as England now is. Elamites and Arabs were attacking Ur, and Babylon was young in the west.

This man traveled from Ur toward the far west, with his father, his wife, and an orphaned nephew. They were shepherds. Their flocks kept them moving always to fresh pastures.
When Abraham died very old, his grandsons buried him in what is now Turkey.

He had taught his increasing family that men are free.
Many gods were then believed to control all things. Gods of water made water flow, gods of air moved the winds, gods whispered in trees, roared in thunder, or with gentle rain watered the crops. These gods required services from men at certain times. The god of fertility must be served in the spring or he would not make seeds sprout. (So we still celebrate May Day.) Gods always controlled every human being.

As water could not run nor rain fall nor plants grow, so a man could not think nor feel nor move except as a god controlled him.

Fifteen hundred years after Abraham died, a Greek loved a woman only because a god had shot a poisoned arrow into his heart. This little god on our Valentines was real to a
Greek. Greeks were as sure that these gods existed, as Americans are sure that electricity exists. The logical Greeks could explain men's acts only by supposing that crazy gods controlled them. In senseless rages, the father of gods roared thunder and flung bolts of lightning. Gods and goddesses foolishly quarreled and, using men as weapons, they made wars. They hung invisible over the battles, snatching the javelin aside or driving it into the enemy's body.

Abraham said that none of these gods exist. He said that God is One Creator-and-Judge.
God is The Right, he said; Rightness creates the universe and judges men's acts. (As water judges a swimmer's rightness in swimming, God judges rightness in living.) But God
does not control any man, Abraham said; a man controls himself, he is free to do good or evil in the sight of God.

This observation of reality made little impression on the
world at the time. After many adventures, Abraham's numerous descendants went to Egypt for food, during one of the usual famines. It seems that they became a rich and highly privileged class, having a pull at court with a clever kinsman who was reducing
the Egyptians to slavery. Generations grew richer and richer,
more and more secure, of course making no objection to slavery. (It wasn't their slavery.)
Then the old, old, endless repetition occurred once more. A new man came to power, saying (and I quote,) "The children of Israel are more and mightier than we; come on, let us deal justly with them."