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  •  I vote for Judaism as the State Religion (9+ / 0-)

    The US would be the first officially Jewish state. (Strangely, the State of Israel is not, even though the rabbis are up to their necks in politics.) Judaism does not teach that non-Jews need to become Jews, and encourages Jews to keep out of other religions' business. Were it not for Judaism there would be no Christianity or Islam.

    Wonder what the Christian theocrats would think of that?

    •  a pretty devastating argument (0+ / 0-)
      Were it not for Judaism there would be no Christianity or Islam
      against Judaism.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 03:35:42 AM PDT

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      •  It wasn't our fault! (1+ / 0-)
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        Jewish leaders bitterly opposed the rise of Christianity. Much of this history has been censored out of the Talmud in response to Christian persecution. During the middle ages, Jews actively participated in polemical debates; the reward for a Jewish "victory" was a choice of death or expulsion. Largely as a result of persecution, we have been strongly discouraged from interfaith theological dialogue of any type (although to be fair, there are also good theological reasons to avoid it as well).

        Islam at its beginning was quite hostile to Judaism; in that religion's golden age in the early middle ages it was much more accommodating but things went downhill very quickly. Today the number of Jews living openly in Muslim countries is numbered in the thousands rather than in the millions.  

        •  I oppose all three religions, so there. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 04:14:10 AM PDT

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    •  Makes sense to me (0+ / 0-)

      but I'm a Lebanese-American Catholic liberal, so what do I know?  :-)

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 04:39:16 AM PDT

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