The Jewish state of Israel is not happy about the nuclear agreement between six major world powers and Iran. Just as Israel, the Israel lobby and the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament based neocon movement pushed the US into a war against Iraq for Israel’s benefit by using unsubstantiated claims and outright lies about Iraq having nuclear weapons, they are now doing the exact same thing regarding Iran.
Obama’s willingness to accept Congressional oversight on the nuclear agreement with Iran makes it very probable that Obama is not sincere in wanting peace and is just attempting to create an excuse to start another war for the benefit of both Israel and US politicians from both parties who benefit from the Israel lobby.
The state of Israel is based itself on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It does not have a constitution because “of the alleged clash between a secular constitution and the Halacha (the Jewish religious law).”
Further evidence of Israel being based on the ungodly and brutal Hebrew Bible/Old Testament is found in the speeches of the Israeli PM Netanyahu.
For example, Netanyahu said regarding Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian East Jerusalem, “The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 years ago, and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today. Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital.”
Netanyahu must be ignorant of history and the Roman general Titus who smashed the Jewish revolt of 66-74 CE and removed the Jews from Jerusalem in 70 CE.
Netanyahu’s Bible-based delusion is echoed by too many US politicians from both parties even on state levels.
For example, a resolution by the legislature of South Carolina states, “Whereas, Israel has been granted her lands under and through the oldest recorded deed as reported in the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred and reverenced by Jew and Christian, alike, as the acts and words of God;” It’s sad and dangerous to have official government actions in the 21st century being based on ancient myths and superstitions of Judaism.
Even though it’s impossible to have a democracy based on any of the Abrahamic “revealed”/hearsay religions, Israel still pretends it’s a Jewish democracy. One telling fact that proves Israel is not really a democracy is the Jewish state’s “administrative detention” laws. These laws allow the state to silence Palestinians by detaining people without charge or trial for up to six months.
At the end of six months in an Israeli prison the detentions are often extended indefinitely. Israel applies this oppression to any Palestinians they want including elected representatives in the Palestinian Parliament. This is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the UN is asking the Jewish state to stop its illegal actions. Of course, the UN has been asking for years with no results.
To understand the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament mentality infecting the minds of Netanyahu and the Israeli regime all we need to do is study the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament itself.
Doing so we quickly see the ancient Hebrews/Jews who wrote it wanted not only their own needs taken care of by the Jewish people, they wanted Israel to rule the world. For example, they wrote (while claiming it was actually what God said) in Deuteronomy 28:1 that “the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:” Verse 10 states, “And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.”
And verse 13 reiterates the promise the Hebrew/Jewish clergy claim is from God of Jewish/Israeli superiority with “And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath;”
What happens if Gentile nations refuse to submit themselves to Israel? Isaiah 60:12 says that God said, “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.”
Zionist Christians like con-men Pat Robertson and John Hagee never stop promoting to their followers the debt Christians owe to Israel and the Jewish people and the belief that Christians need to give blind and unlimited support to the Jewish state. This opens the wallets of millions of Christians who give to the self-appointed “chosen people of God” and Israel.
Perhaps if we could break the belief held by millions that the Bible is the Word of God and the Jews and Israel are God’s chosen people and nation we will be able to weaken the push for another religious war for Israel’s benefit. The Deist Albert Einstein wrote, “For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstition.
And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong … have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them.” Now that Israel has nuclear WMD they have the power to make realities “the most childish superstitions” found in Judaism which is a very real threat to the entire planet.
Could we permit ourselves to suppose that the Almighty would distinguish any nation of people by the name of His chosen people, we must suppose that people to have been an example to all the rest of the world of the purest piety and humanity, and not such a nation of ruffians and cut-throats as the ancient Jews were; a people who, corrupted by and copying after such monsters and impostors as Moses and Aaron, Joshua, Samuel and David, had distinguished themselves above all others on the face of the known earth for barbarity and wickedness. If we will not stubbornly shut our eyes and steel our hearts, it is impossible not to see, in spite of all that long-established superstition imposes upon the mind, that the flattering appellation of His chosen people is no other than a lie which the priests and leaders of the Jews had invented to cover the baseness of their own characters, and which Christian priests, sometimes as corrupt and often as cruel, have professed to believe.
Einstein also wrote regarding the survival of humanity in a nuclear age, “A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.” I believe Deism is that new type of thinking that will prevent humanity from destroying itself and propel us toward higher levels based on our innate God-given reason IF we give Deism that opportunity.
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.