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You’ve left christianity but you’re still a christian?

There is a teaching by the Jews. Shemot (Exodus) 22:20 states the following. You shall not mistreat the sojourner … The word “sojourner” in this verse is understood by many Jews to refer to someone, a Gentile, who has left his home country to reside permanently amongst the Jews, this time becoming one. One of …

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Not for pragmatics

Yeah, so I share Robert Higgs’ pessimism/realism, even though I’m not a libertarian. I have similar sentiments about rejecting the political systems and the seven laws. Like Higgs, I acknowledge my views are personal. I’m not expecting to change the world, neither am I expecting world affairs and morality to improve. It’s much better and …

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I had had enough

No. It’s not a mistaken repetition. You can actually say “I had had enough.” Let me tell you the story so you know what I’m talking about. I’m an antiestablishmentarian; I’m antipathetic to government because of what I know it to do: it robs and forces compliance with no basis to do so. So I …

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What turns me off Islam

So I’ve been watching debates occurring on Speakers’ Corner in London between Muslims and Christians, and Muslims and atheists. I’ve seen a good amount of them. It makes a change to see people in this country discussing doctrinal differences rather than the plethora of American videos on subjects. A different approach can be refreshing. Now …

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A Jew locked out of Israel

I am personally of the view that Jews should be in their homeland, the holy land of Israel. I believe the Jewish Bible teaches that Jews continuing to live outside of Israel brings disgrace to God’s name. That land is their heritage. Then I hear of the government of the state of Israel preventing a …

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My tribute to Alan Cecil

To say something good about someone when they’re dead, in some ways, is too late. And it’s my choice to talk about this person now, while they’re in the land of the living. Alan Cecil and I don’t really get on all the time. Well that was a great start, wasn’t it? Ha! Many times …

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Pesach/Passover: a yearly reminder

https://ia601403.us.archive.org/34/items/PesachPassoveoAYearlyReminder/pesach%20passoveo%20a%20yearly%20reminder.mp3 It’s been a number of years now since I became cognizant of the difference between Gentile and Jew, the difference in our roles and responsibilities. And over those years, the difference, the distinction, has been solidified and reinforced. That is not to say that peoples of the world can’t communicate with one another, that …

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Pittsburgh: the prohibition against murder, the law of justice and thoughts

https://ia601503.us.archive.org/28/items/pittsburgh_201810/pittsburgh.mp3 So I guess the news of it is all over the place, the tragedy that happened some place in America where a synagogue got shot up with 11 Jews being killed and others being injured. And once again, such a tragedy is used to breed stupidity. Typical. There was another shooting, one that happened …

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In Someone Else’s Garden

https://ia601509.us.archive.org/20/items/someoneelsesgarden/someoneelsesgarden.mp3 So, you see, you may read my blog posts. You may see me quoting rabbis or their books. I try to find facts, as clear a statement as possible to get as defined a picture as possible to help me negotiate life in a correct manner, a moral manner. But I recently caught myself …

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Off-topic: When kindness is sin

There is a word in Hebrew that is almost always translated as kindness or lovingkindness. But at least once it is translated as “sin.” I’m not gonna get into the ins and outs of it, the correct Jewish understanding, blah blah blah. Not the point of this little post. But I see certain things about …

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