by Bob Johnson
The callous murder by the Israeli military of the American civilian Rachel Corrie and the recent whitewash by an Israeli court of that murder, the grotesque repeated attacks on the virtually unarmed American Navy ship the USS Liberty which took the lives of 32 American sailors and two US Marines and wounded 174 other Americans, the butchering of Palestinian women and children in a coordinated effort between Israel and its Lebanese Christian allies after Ronald Reagan talked the Palestinian men and fighters into leaving the Shatila and Sabra refugee camps are all examples of unrepentant hatred manifested in violent actions against other people. We must ask ourselves “WHY?!” Why is Israel so full of hate for Gentiles?
When we look at the fact that Israel claims to be a democracy, but it does not even have a constitution which is a violation of both UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (one of the excuses US politicians who are owned by the very powerful Israel lobby gave for starting the war with Iraq was that Iraq was in violation of UN resolutions – does this mean the US will shortly go to war against Israel for violation of UN Resolution 181 PLUS the many other UN resolutions they’re currently in violation of?) and of its own declaration of independence which set a deadline for Israel’s constitution of no later than October 1, 1948 we see Israel is NOT a real democracy. The reason Israel does not have a constitution is because it is a religious state based on what it pretends to be the word of God, the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. And as any religious zealot of any of the various “revealed”/hearsay religions can tell you, no man-made law can be above God’s law.
Looking at what Israel holds out to be God’s law/the word of God, the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, we see it is a blue print written by ancient Hebrews/Jews for the supremacy of Hebrews/Jews/Israel over all other people and over all other nations. This is also made evident by the fact that the ancient Hebrews and Jews never attempted to convert people to Judaism because they preferred to slaughter them instead. As the American founder and Deist Thomas Paine wrote in his very powerful and thought provoking book The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition (for Kindle version click here), “The Jews made no converts; they butchered all.”
With Israel allowing and/or taking part in the slaughter of Palestinian women and children at the Shatila and Sabra refugee camps in mind, it’s easy to see the Israeli army of terrorists is still following Moses’ orders and example to commit war crimes against the Gentiles which are there for everyone to see at Numbers 31:17-18 which says that Moses ordered the Israeli army as follows after their military victory over the Midian people: “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.” Verse 35 tells us the number of women children the Israeli terrorists kept for themselves was 32,000!
Gentiles in general and Gentile children in particular are targets of Judaism. For example Psalm 137:9 reads, “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.”
One myth that is popular is that the Hebrews/Jews believed in the jubilee years in which all slaves would be freed and all debt would be forgiven. This is simply not true. What is true is that Hebrews/Jews who owned other Hebrews/Jews as slaves were supposed to free them and also forgive any debt which other Hebrews/Jews owed them. This did not carry over to Gentiles. Leviticus 25:1-43 has God instructing the Hebrews/Jews about the freeing of slaves and forgiveness of debt in the jubilee years. However, verses 44-46 makes it very clear this only applies to Jews/Hebrews and NOT to Gentiles. These three verses read, “Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.” You can see that Gentile children are specific targets as “Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy . . . And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever . . . ” makes very, very clear.
Regarding debt and the forgiveness of debt we can read at Deuteronomy 23:19-20 that it only applies to situations among Hebrews/Jews and does not apply to Gentiles. It teaches, “Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”
Bob Johnson is a freelance writer in the Tampa area of Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after a stint in Marine Corps infantry and 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 website devoted to Deism. He is the author of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion, Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. He has also written the introduction to Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and Principles of Nature by Elihu Palmer.