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Judaism: Making a State Out of a Religion
Column by Robert L. Johnson.
Exclusive to STR
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:
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:
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:
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.