Author Archive: hesedyahu

Drug dealing – the question

When I wrote my article about rape according to the seven laws, I got a complaint. “What was the point in doing that? Isn’t it obvious that rape is wrong? Do you really need to find it in the seven laws for it to be wrong?” Yeah, I’m the lonely legalist, the dude quarreling with …

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Why I’m not an anarchist/voluntaryist – Further thoughts

This is a follow-on from my previous article. So I drew the conclusion that I couldn’t be a philosophical anarchist, at least a philosophically consistent one, with the following reasoning. Anarchism comes from two Greek particles, “an-” meaning “no, not, without,” a negation, and “archos” meaning “a ruler.” So it means no rulers. God is …

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Saved by faith

A commenter on my blog helped further open my eyes to the position of Rambam on how a Gentile gets a place in the world to come. I’ll quote a translation of Rambam’s words here, then I’ll tell you how I used to view it and then the view that seems to be more compelling …

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The cult of the book; lacking trust

When I left Christianity, I left the idolatrous elevation of a man, whether it be Jesus or Paul. I wanted to obey God and his primary revelation in the Jewish Bible, the Torah. Throughout the path from there to where I am now, I developed a lot of skepticism. I looked for the foundation of …

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Are the Seven Laws simply a system for personal behaviour?

When reading some of my posts, some have been startled or surprised by the position I take with regards to the application of the seven laws for humanity. When I judge governments, cops, political systems and the such by those divine laws, when I keep putting the laws forward as the proper basis for international …

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Should I stay or should I go?

I had waned in a way, grown colder. I had had a number of negative reactions and had begun to wonder about my place on social media. Why was I even there? It felt like many had closed their ears to me and I was shouting into the wind. When my wife said she had …

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Philosophical Idolatry

Let me make this clear from the very start. This article is not about the legal command not to serve idols. For a Gentile, there is no prohibition against “philosophical idolatry” which would bring about the death-penalty. That means this is not a core prohibition amongst the 7 laws. But as I’m sure you may …

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Personal opinion: I must never forget…

This doesn’t have anything to do with the Seven Laws for Gentiles. But I felt strongly about recording my present thoughts. ———- I must never forget that government schools are still a form of forceful control. For all the good people, the well-meaning people, that may work there, I still send my children there under …

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The Secular Society – Part 3: Justice

Now a secular society, a group that aims to be secular, must reject, yes, reject claims about God’s truth, his law and morality. At the very least, such ideas must be promoted as just being for private, within one’s home or just an individual subjective thing. While these thoughts are shoved into corners or actual …

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Made a new enemy

I’m going to try something new with this one. I’m just going to flow, meaning that I’m just going to talk out this article and see how it goes. The amazing thing about having an iPhone is that its speech to text functionality is really quite easy to use. So here goes. So yes, it …

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