Monthly Archives: September, 2016

The Time of Awakening

Originally posted on Academy of Shem:
I have detailed in previous posts about the problems with the Noahide movement. In this post, I will offer a solution. In order to regain control of the Noahide movement, to wrest authority from the rabbis who have turned it into a Jewish sect (or, in the case of…

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Dinim 101 – The accomplice

It’s been going around, a simple statement that has been circulating in certain circles. As it includes a value I hold dearly, I want to share it too. I believe if a person votes for a political figure, that figure embracing policies that go against God’s commandments (for non-Jews, those would be the seven laws), …

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God-rejectors: They have nothing – A brief aside

Someone who rejected the God of the Torah shared his thoughts with me. It was quite a revelation. He declared a number of times that the way God acted in the Torah (or at least the way this dude interpreted it) was “unintelligent.” That’s a polite way of saying God does stupid things or works …

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God-rejectors: They have nothing – Morality

One argument that has been used by those who reject God and the Torah is that he is evil. Some atheists are so adamant about this that they’ll boldly state that even if it would be convincingly demonstrated that God existed, they would still disrespect him and not worship him. And why? Some will attempt …

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Cognitive Dissonance and Noahide Law

Originally posted on Academy of Shem:
Leon Festinger (1957) proposed cognitive dissonance theory, which states that a powerful motive to maintain cognitive consistency can give rise to irrational and sometimes maladaptive behavior. [From simplypsychology.org] Twenty–eight years ago, when I was studying in the Atlanta Kollel, I had a conversation with one of the rabbis. I discussed…

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