When we see tens of thousands of Zionist Christians working tirelessly to promote the Jewish state of Israel under the direction of such con-men and charlatans as John Hagee and Pat Robertson, it makes you believe Israel and its government rabbis would be supportive of the Zionist Christians. However, this is definitely NOT the case.
Many people in the West mistakenly believe Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. If the Jewish state of Israel was a democracy, it would not be a Jewish (religious) state. If it was a democracy it would not have government rabbis on the government payroll.
Israel is also in violation of its own Proclamation of Independence which called for a constitution for the Jewish state by October 1, 1948. The reason Israel does not have a constitution is a religious reason: “problems that emerged against the background of the alleged clash between a secular constitution and the Halacha (the Jewish religious law).” This reflects the thinking of the Jew Leo Strauss who is the founding father of the warmongering, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament based neoconservative movement. Strauss believed the world should be based on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. This would be a living nightmare for all Gentile people!
Orthodox Jews are upset with Christians who are attempting to convert Jews in Israel to Christianity. They are demanding the Israeli government strictly enforce a 1977 law in the Israeli penal code that restricts missionary work that attempts to convert Jews to other religions. This is inline with the ungodly twisted thinking of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. The Hebrew Bible/OT is loaded with examples of the Jewish god commanding Jewish “prophets” to slaughter neighboring people of a different religion so that Jews will not leave Judaism for other religions. Of course, in reality, it was not God commanding genocide, it was the Hebrew/Jewish clergymen.
One of the most ungodly examples of the Jewish clergymen calling for the Jews to commit genocide in order to prevent Jews
from leaving Judaism for another religion is found at Numbers 31:1-16 which tells the story of Israel preparing to exterminate the Midianite people. Verse 16 also indirectly shows us the real reason for the extermination was fear of the Hebrew/ Jewish clergy that Hebrews/Jews were leaving their religion for the religion of the Midianites. If this went unchecked it would cause the Hebrew/Jewish clergymen to lose support, income, prestige, power and influence. The first two verses of this chapter claim the original order for the Hebrews/Jews to commit genocide against the Midianite people came from God. They claim, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.” With claims from the “holy” books that God directly ordered people to slaughter their neighbors, is it any wonder there is so much religious violence over the centuries and in the world today, particularly in the “holy” land?
Verses 3 through 13 tell of Moses relaying/revealing the alleged order from God to the twelve tribes of Israel to have 1,000 men from each Hebrew/Jewish tribe attack and destroy the Midianites. Verse seven reads, “And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.” (This is a great example of how dangerous it is to believe in “revelation,” as deceitful people with an agenda can claim God told them anything they want.) The Israelite army also burned all the cities of the Midianite people, took all the women and children as prisoners, and stole all of their cattle and other items of value. The Israelite army brought all these spoils of war to Moses and Eleazar the priest. Verses 14-15 read, “And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle. And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?” Why the Jewish “holy” man Moses would be upset with the Israelite army for not butchering the women is very revealing. After all, the Israelite army was not ordered to kill the women, they were only ordered to kill all the males, allegedly a command from God, which it appears they took to mean fighting age males. Verse 16 has Moses saying to the Israelite army, “Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.” The phrase “trespass against the LORD” equates to turning away from Judaism and embracing the religion of the Midianites. This could put Moses and the Hebrew/Jewish priests out of business. Verses 17-18 have Moses ordering the Israelite army to commit yet another war crime. They have Moses ordering, “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.” The sick and twisted anti-Gentile and anti-children Biblical thinking that permits Moses to order the slaughter of little children is evident in too many other parts of this pretended Word of God such as at Psalm 137:9 which states, “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.” The number of virgin girls/”women children” the Hebrews/Jews kept alive for themselves was 32,000 according to verse 35. This repulsive Hebrew Bible/Old Testament story shows the truth to this observation of the French Deist Voltaire who wrote in Lettres de Memmius a Cicéron (1771), “All of the other people have committed crimes, the Jews are the only ones who have boasted about committing them.” God then told Moses how to split up the stolen property, livestock and the “women children” they were keeping alive for their own sexual gratification, starting with verse 25 and going through verse 30. These ungodly Bible verses read:
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation: And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation: And levy a tribute unto the Lord of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep: Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD. And of the children of Israel’s half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
These above verses are very important because they show the REAL REASON WHY Moses and the priest Eleazar and probably the other Jewish clergy such as the Levites lied to the people and told them God wanted them to commit genocide and other war crimes against their neighbors, the Midianites. The primary reason was the Midianite people were a threat to these Jewish/Hebrew elites/clergy because many of the Hebrew/Jewish people were leaving Judaism for the religion of the Midianites. If this was not stopped, Moses and his gang of clergy would soon stop receiving the riches like those mentioned in the above verses.
The American founder and Deist Thomas Paine told us how we can break this cycle of religious violence when he wrote in The Age of Reason that we need a revolution in religion based on our innate God-given reason and Deism. This is the best way to put an end to religious violence and to free ourselves from the fear-based superstitions of the various “revealed”/hearsay religions.
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.