The differance between Heathenism and Christianity.
- Judeo-christianity teaches man that he/she shall be submissive in his or hers worship of the one true god and that this god would be only thing worth devoting yourself too. It teaches it's followers that indifferance is the most important aspect of life. If someone hurts you, you shall not feel anger,hatred or vengence upon that individual. You should forgive them according to the teachings of Vite Krist. This would include murderers, rapists, abusers, liars and other degenerates that will destroy your life.
- Judeo christianity is disgusting in it's simplicity. It's a religion for the mass society, the overpopulated monotonus world that thinks in simple ways. What easier way is there for salvation and forgiveness than go down on your knees and say a magical prayer? The judeo-christian god is a control freak and not only that, he is a child that craves attention and worsip. He craves that people only see him and no other(especially not their own selves.), he also wants you to destroy your own individuality to fit into his image.
- Heathenism, or paganism(Derived from the word paganus, which essentially mean farmer, one of rural life, i think.) teaches man to act on his own accord. To bring honour to yourself and your community. Havámál is a poem that preserved some fragments of the norse traditions and philosophy. rather than being like commandments, it's a poem of sound and intellectual advice. It encourages us to be self-reliant, to be strong and fierce when it's needed, to avoid intoxication because it impairs our judgement, to stay strong, To speak truth and speak when you have something worth saying. but we do have one thing in common with christians, we believe we should be honest at all times. How ever the christian teaching is in itself full of lies and they have no real problem with liars.
- We don't deny the existance of other gods since the gods many. One individual may worship Freyr, another, Tor. One might look to Freyja for guidance, the other looks for Odin, but most of the time we honour all the different gods and we don't deny the existance of other just because we might prefer one god among them. Women might look an Lov as a role model because she united men and women to attain their goals, even men can appreciate that. We look at Baldur as the ideal way of being. A god of purity and beauty, even we don't attain his perfection we should never let go of him and our tears after his death brought him back with his Father(Odin) and his fellow gods. Heimdall brought us order and Tor protects that order and all of mankind(as long as we are honourable.) We look at our deities as role models that we should strive for, wether it's strength and ferocity(Tor,donar,perkele,perun.) or beauty (Freyr,Freyja,Nerthus and Njord.) or wisdom(Odin,Freyja,Heimdall and Baldur.) we value all of these things.
- We learn from Odin that we should never stop seeking knowledge and we should take risks and sacrifices to obtain tha knowledge. We believe in a mother nature that neither loves nor hates us(Nerthus), a nature that exists on it's own accord. We then also believe in a interconnectedness with out environment that sprung from the very first being, Ymir. We believe in the heroic ethic: courage, strength, honour and even self sacrifice. Intelligence is our highest virtue.
- We should look at our gods as examples and we should revolt against the madman Jehovah and this modern world his followers threw us in.
- First of all, there is no such thing as "Judeo-Christianity." They are two completely different religions with completely different outlooks on life, faith, and religion.
- I really don't care if you dislike Judaism. I do care if you erase it by pretending it's the same as Christianity and then insult it by declaring your disgust for aspects of it that don't actually exist.
- Judaism does not require forgiveness for all crimes. Judaism does not require that we do not feel anger or resentment. And Judaism absolutely FORBIDS indifference in the face of injustice. Jews are not ALLOWED to "stand idly by the blood of [our] neighbors." We are REQUIRED to repair the world and seek justice.
- If you want to call Judaism "disgusting," go ahead. But maybe you should learn a bit about the religion first before assuming it's just the same as Christianity.
Dispatches from the Elders
The Church of Scotland takes on Jewish claims to the land of Israel. It’s strategy for doing so is to put forward an extreme irrendetist and biblical-literalist position, characterize this as “the position of Zionism,” and then proceed to reject it outright. One might immediately raise an eyebrow at the phrase “the position of Zionism,” since “Zionism” is not a monolith and lacks a central governing authority that could present such a singular and specific “position.” Or perhaps they got a text from the Elders of Zionism laying out the official white paper? Anyway, the Church kind of recognizes the problem, as it concedes that various Zionist leaders adopted much more nuanced positions that were quite attentive to the importance of establishing a liberal democratic state. Indeed, it notes that these positions were enshrined in Israel’s declaration of independence. But somehow, it retains the confidnece that these statements create “a tension … with the state of Israel’s ethno-national, Zionist goals,” rather than creating a tension with the Church of Scotland’s overly narrow and ahistorical definition of what Zionism is. And so “Zionism” remains incompatible with any conception of good — a uniquely Jewish evil that Christians must demolish and Jews must “repent” of.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong in the abstract with attacking far-right renditions of Zionist ideology. I do this with at least as much regularity as I attack the resurrection of Christian anti-Semitic ideologies. There is, however, a huge problem with launching this attack as if it is a hit on the sine qua non of Zionism. Structuring the assault that way results in a misappropriation of huge swaths of Jewish experience, and leads the Church here to make a considerably wider-ranging “critique” (if one wants to call it that) of the Jewish peoples’ purported “particular exclusivism,” our sense of ourselves as “victims and special,” and our alleged “specialness.” They demand of Jews an obligation to stop believing that we are “serving God’s special purpose and that abuses by the state of Israel, however wrong and regrettable, don’t invalidate the Zionist project.” Meanwhile, the Church endorses a return to a “radical critique of Jewish theology and practice.” I can’t wait to see how that turns out.
Scottish Jews are understandably aggrieved, and accuse the Church of “claiming to know Judaism better than we do.” This, of course, is probably the trademark of Christian approaches to Jewish institutions of all stripes (see also the UK’s Methodist Church), and so it is hardly a surprise to see that rear its ugly head again. One does continue to marvel at what makes Christian organizations think we will read such a message and think “by golly, they must be right, because if there’s one group I trust to issue accurate assessments about moral questions in general and Jewish experience in particular, its institutional Christianity!” The arrogance, if nothing else, is as astonishing as ever.
Perhaps the Church could take some of its own advice about asymmetries of power and note its own privileged position in getting to interpret the meaning of Jewish history and Jewish ideologies. But somehow, I’m doubtful.
This blogger continues to awe me.
It is absolutely unJewish to cast aspersions on the sincerity of another Jew’s prayer. A person’s kavanah is between that person and Hashem and it is not for anyone else to judge.
Israeli court: Women can wear prayer shawls while worshiping at the Western Wall
“To whom is he speaking so harshly?” asked Muhammad.
Jibrel replied, “To Allah.”
“How can Moses so rudely admonish God?” asked Muhammad, incredulous.
And Jibrel said, “Almighty God is used to the brusque manner of Moses. —
Sayyid Al-Maliki, The Resplendent Lights of the Night-Journey and Ascension of the Best of Creation
This made me giggle. Don’t worry, O Prophet — Allah is well accustomed to the Jewish propensity to argue with the Divine.
During Sheikh Omar Suleiman’s lecture Saturday, he mentioned that he was part of this interfaith panel and the rabbi was saying that Jews can only pray obligatory prayers at set times in congregations. The preacher was saying that Christians just pray whenever they want, however they want and it doesn’t matter when or how. There is no set way to pray. Mr. Suleiman said that Muslims had obligatory prayer (salah) that were done at fixed times in a certain way and then as needed prayer (dua). The preacher turned to him and said, “You know, it seems like everytime I do these things, you Muslims are always the middle ground between Jews and Christians. You’re the mediators. I like that.”
We have certain set prayer times and there are certain prayers we only say at those times and with groups of people, but we can and do pray whenever we want and whenever we are so inspired to do so. There are no limits to how much a Jew may pray, save for practical ones.
People ask me why I’m an athiest. It’s not just that I know books aren’t real, and the fact that I don’t think people have souls, and that I don’t believe in good or evil.
Some fun facts that are actual facts:
Modern man formed ~ 250K ago
Complex culture formed ~ 50K ago
Islam formed = 622 ce —-> 1,391 years ago
Judaism formed = c. 1,500 bce —-> 3,513 years ago
Christianity formed = c. 33 ce —-> 1,980 years ago
Concepts of “God” that mean the same. Allah isn’t scary.
—> Allah (Arabic for God), Islam
—> Yahweh / Elohim, Judaism
—> Yahweh / the Holy Trinity, Christianity
At the earliest stages of the three religions that are built upon each other, the OLDEST belief– Judaism– shares essentially the same belief in that the scriptures are based off of the original, literal word of God. In each religions scriptures, it is stated that those who believe in God and good deeds, would be granted salvation. If not, they be cursed to damnation.
That Means: Every single man went to hell from the period of 250,000 bce until 1,500 bce. Every single person went to hell. All of them. And some wouldn’t have even had a chance to “believe” in God if they’d never met a jewish person. They’d go to hell anyway.
Jews don’t believe that only Jews are rewarded in the World to Come. Only those already Jewish are supposed to live as Jews and all others people should follow the mostly unreligious seven Noachide laws to be decent human beings and be rewarded. Judaism is not universal and not for everyone.
Also, there is no Jewish “hell.” Damnation is a much newer concept and not a Jewish one. So no, we don’t believe that all those people would go to hell.