May 6, 2007

Jews For Peace

Today I went to the farmers market and saw some bizarre Jews for peace people spreading their message of hate and intolerance. One guy has Israel on the map forever sign, while the next one is holding their flag next to a US one, and the next has a Israel for Peace sign.

If something is created out of brute force, violence, and murder, and is maintained by the same, how can you say you support it and peace? What a joke.

So I walked behind the people, and while I was walking past them I told my girlfriend "while I was in the Army I killed 14 Muslims, for peace." Some of them turned their heads and looked at me. I wonder if any of them realized that my comment was no less absurd than their signs.

Posted at May 6, 2007 2:34 AM

And the American revolution didn't create America "out of brute force, violence, and murder"? And Americans today aren't "maintain[ing it] by the same"? So you can't support America and be in favor of peace? Hmmmm.

That is actually spot on. I don't blindly support my country. If I were dumb enough to do so, I would hope that I wouldn't also claim it was done in aims of peace.

aaron wall on May 6, 2007 7:16 PM

I'm glad you're consistent in your thoughts!

Just curious - if you could live anywhere in the world - where would you choose?

Beware jumping on the Muslim bandwagon either without looking at their own track record of hate and intolerance. You won't die in Israel or America expressly by being a Muslim, but you WILL be tortured and possibly die in a Muslim nation by being a Jew or Christian. I don't know of a nation on the planet where it is illegal to be a Muslim, but I can name 48 countries where it is illegal to be a Jew or Christian, or there are enormously heavy restrictions to practicing their faith)

Who is more hateful or intolerant?

Who is more hateful or intolerant?

Knowing how many people Bush has killed I would have a hard time saying the Muslim.

I think most organized religions have the side effect of encouraging ignorance, torture, hate, and murder.

aaron wall on May 9, 2007 3:45 PM

Yeah, his actions are a bad portrayal of the average American's views, but "Bush" or "Republican" does not equal "Christian" no matter how hard that party tries to adopt that religion. That's just a despicable marketing ploy used by political parties around the world that unfortunately works. Jesus stood against anyone being hurt - even when his own guys tried to protect him and chopped some dude's ear off.

encouraging ignorance, torture, hate, and murder.

Without any data, I couldn't refute that (or back it up), so I can only speak for my relationship to God encouraged by my "religion". I've been challenged and grown more mentally in the past 3 years than I had in the 29 years before that. My entire relationship to God, others and my view of myself and purpose has changed.

Torture? Hate? Murder? I can understand your overall skepticism because people do things in the name of religion. However, in many cases the tenets of their faith expressly contradict what they do. It says in our "manual" that Jesus will say "I never knew you" to those people.

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