User Profile: BondmanPhil

BondmanPhil

Member Since: February 08, 2012

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  • December 18, 2014 at 2:23pm

    Thanks, momrules. However, it’s not a question of numbers, and never has been. If it were, the Jewish people would have vanished long ago. The Jews have an Ally more powerful than all the Muslims and Leftists combined.

  • December 18, 2014 at 2:21pm

    It’s worse than that. The Mufti is apparently the one who gave Hitler the idea of exterminating the Jews. Prior to that, Hitler wanted merely to either exile them from Europe or use them as slave labor.

  • December 18, 2014 at 2:17pm

    Many American Jews were never asleep, and many have awoken. Yes, assimilated Jews think that an allegiance to progressivism instead of Judaism will be their salvation. They are wrong, but hold fast to this falsehood.

  • December 18, 2014 at 1:57pm

    Mojohammed-Man: For once, I can thank you for legitimizing the Jewish State of Israel. You see, in a way, you are correct. There was no “religion” called Judaism in Jesus’ day. That’s because Judea (as in Jews) was a NATION, with borders, culture, and laws. Specifically, the laws were the Torah laws. Judaism was forced to become a religion after the destruction of the Kingdom of Judea in 70 A.D. Oh, and guess where most of the Oral Law (which Jews accept as having been revealed on Mt. Sinai along with the Written Law) was first put on paper? The Land of Israel. The Babylonian Talmud was only codified after the Mishnah was completed in Israel. Feeling foolish yet? In reality, the Jews are a people, not a religious sect, in the sense that the Jews have a homeland and unique cultural identity. Israelis everywhere thank you for pointing out that the Jewish nation has national rights in their ancient homeland of Israel.

  • [-1] December 18, 2014 at 1:38pm

    While the holidays you list are important to smaller subsets of Americans, the fact is that Jesus, and the NT narrative, are indeed the “reason for the season”. Without Christmas, those other holidays would get as much attention in America as Muslim holidays, or Canadian Thanksgiving. And I say this as a non-Christian. What this guy said was awkward, but it seems he intended no offense, and as an American, had I been present, I would not have taken any.

  • December 18, 2014 at 1:27pm

    Outlaw: Newsflash – Israelis don’t even have the choice of celebrating terror attacks against Arabs, because – wait for it – there aren’t any! The few times (can be counted on one hand) that Israeli Jews did stage a terror attack against Arabs saw very different reactions from Israelis. There were investigations, trials, shame and embarrassment that a Jew had sunk to the level of their enemy. There is zero moral equivalence between Israel and her enemies, Outlaw. Oh, and that silly web link is Muslim propaganda trash. Try http://www.zionism101.org. Another fail. Where do you keep them all?

  • December 18, 2014 at 1:20pm

    Israel actually does this, by including cameramen with every forward-deployed IDF unit. Unfortunately, they have no way to spread the footage they capture, since, as we can see, the MSM simply isn’t interested. Also, releasing footage of IDF operations carries its own security risks.

  • December 18, 2014 at 1:16pm

    Newsflash, Outlaw: “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” was a forgery. And that explains why the “Jewish-controlled” MSM is actually very anti-Israel, pro-Jihadist. So, no, the reverse is not true. Total fail, Jihadist loser.

  • December 18, 2014 at 1:14pm

    That web site is not an unbiased reading of the History of Zionism. I suggest instead zionism101.org

  • December 17, 2014 at 2:15pm

    Keres: I think I understand where you are coming from. Likewise, I hope you understand where I am coming from. My faith allows me to believe that the belief system I choose to embrace is indeed the “correct” one. Notice I said “to believe” rather than “know of a certainty”. Of course, nobody can know of a certainty about matters of faith, and again, that’s what makes these issues of belief a matter of faith. But, seriously, who would have faith in a belief system that held its beliefs were false? And since there are large differences among various belief systems, some or all of them must be false. But I hope you can appreciate that for those who choose to embrace a particular faith or belief system, it is meaningful and true. I did not come by my faith haphazardly. It took many hours of study, introspection, questioning, and finally, acceptance. I did not mean to criticize your own conclusions about faith, but rather to share with you the concept that the God of Israel is seen, in Judeo-Christian belief, as a God who has chosen not to reveal all of Himself to His creations. In other words, I am willing to accept that my own knowledge of the universe and its Creator is limited and likely flawed. But that acceptance does not destroy or even reduce my faith.

  • [1] December 17, 2014 at 2:04pm

    J-Mo: First of all, there have been archeological finds that indicate a widespread flood took place in the era of the Biblical Noah. Second, the exact route of the Israelites through Sinai and up into Trans-Jordan is in dispute (specifically, the locations of the named settlements along the route are in dispute both by Biblical scholars, past and present, as well as archeologists). The Sinai desert is rather large. Until every square yard of it has been excavated, I would be reluctant to claim that absence of proof is indeed proof of absence, as you are doing in your post. In any case, it goes back to faith. I believe the OT in the literal sense. Why? Because my ancestors were the ones freed from Egypt, and I consider myself as having stood personally at Mt. Sinai when the Torah was revealed. It’s a lot to swallow, I know, J-Mo. I choose to believe. You choose to doubt. Whatevs.

  • December 17, 2014 at 1:29pm

    That is the rumour, although the Vatican recently denied it. Nevertheless, those vessels are not irreplaceable. In fact, replacements for many of these vessels have been made in anticipation of the Third Temple in Jerusalem:
    https://www.templeinstitute.org/main.htm

  • December 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

    True, tzion, all good points. I also have repeatedly pointed out to Herr Nilsson that even if all the Jews of today are descended from Jews-by-choice (of course they are not), that does not make them any less Jewish. Every single Christian in the world today can trace their roots back to a non-Christian who converted within the past 2000 years. Are they not “real” Christians?

  • December 17, 2014 at 12:22pm

    Mikeil305: For those who accept on faith the OT, the earth is 5775 years old, and Adam was created when the earth was 6 days old. Of course, this flies in the face of scientific evidence. However, if God is truly omnipotent, what would have stopped Him from creating a universe which scientific investigation would determine to be billions of years old? Why God might do that is open for conjecture, but it does not alter the beliefs of the faithful.

  • December 17, 2014 at 11:24am

    Keres – I am not a Christian, but I did seek and find God, in a big way, during my salad days. I won’t say “you did it wrong”. What I will say is that you might have had unrealistic expectations. The idea that some magic formula can bring forth the desired results from God is folly. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, God is not something that humans can completely comprehend. Not all of His actions, or lack of actions, will make sense to us. They’re not meant to. For those who believe the Messiah has yet to be anointed, there are more questions than answers. So, we choose to have faith, and humbly accept that mankind is not all-knowing. Faith, defined as belief in something which cannot be proven or disproven, is just that, willingness to accept the unprovable.

  • December 17, 2014 at 10:36am

    History in the ancient world was different than history today. History then was a way to promote the powers of the time. The narrative of the Jewish people was one of the first examples of a self-critical history of a people. Even as late as the Roman period, historians were paid by patrons to paint a desirable picture of events and persons. Hence, a truthful account of the Exodus would have portrayed the Egyptian rulers in a negative light. That, and the fact that not all historical records of ancient Egypt are extant, are the most likely explanations for your accusation. Absence of proof is not proof of absence, J-Mo.

  • [3] December 17, 2014 at 10:30am

    Glad to “justify” these passages, Lettuce. In understanding the OT, context is essential, as is the huge body of exegesis and the Oral law. The enslavement of Hebrews to other Jews was most often a choice of a debtor who could not repay his dept. But slavery among the Jews was not to be as slavery among the heathens of the time. God provided strict guidelines so that the slavery was humane and limited in duration, while still providing value to the purchaser so debt forgiveness was worthwhile. Jewish law has lots to say on the humane treatment of slaves. Punishments for masters who inflict injuries on their slaves are established. Runanways were not to be returned to their masters. I suggest that if the Jewish laws pertaining to the regulation of slavery were strictly enforced, most decent people would have no objection to it, even today. As for the ear piercing thing, here is the comment of Rashi (Shlomo Yitzchaki), an 11th century Torah sage whose OT and Talmudic commentaries are considered authoritative: “Why the ear? The ear that heard at Mount Sinai, ‘For the children of Israel are My servants’ (Leviticus 25:55) — yet this person went and acquired a [human] master for himself — that ear should be pierced.” In other words, the choice to accept a human master, although permitted by the Torah, is not seen as a preferable option, since it implies that a man can serve another man, rather than God alone. For this poor choice, the willing slave is marked as a deterrent to others.

  • [4] December 17, 2014 at 9:49am

    “They don’t side with you”? Really, Herr Nilsson? Name one nation that votes with the U.S. in the U.N. more than Israel. [crickets chirping]

  • December 16, 2014 at 10:55am

    tzion – I think Herr Waspanglosaxon is referring to the Nazi wing of the anti-Semitic right-wing fringe. For them it is more about killing Jews than helping Arabs.

  • December 16, 2014 at 10:50am

    Thanks for the support, Arcana, but you need a little refresher on history. When Rome destroyed Jerusalem in the first Jewish revolt in 70 A.D., Rome continued to control the Land of Israel, and put down a second revolt in ~130 A.D. Even after that, Jews (as in Judea – the destroyed Kingdom) continued as a plurality first in the Roman province of “Palestine” (so named by Hadrian after the long disappeared Philistines, the Biblical enemy of the Jews), and then in the Byzantine province of Palestine. In the 7th Century, Islamic invaders from Arabia conquered the Byzantines, and colonized this province. Today’s Arabs in Israel are mostly the remnants of those invaders. Prior to the 7th Century, Arabs only appeared in the Land of Israel as merchants and traders, but there was no significant permanent settlement of Arabians in Israel or Palestine. So remember, the Philistines are in no way related to the Arabian invaders of the 7th Century, Arcana.

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