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To: CommiesOut
I'd like to see a thread sometime on why Jews don't proselytize. It's sort of unsettling for me, I guess, that there is that essential understanding of God's belief that all human beings are not created equal. A sort of Calvinistic or pagan belief in the inexorable fate that is being Elect or Depraved.

It's very interesting to me how the one major faith which does not (and, by all rights, should not) proselytize has such disproportionate influence in obtaining government decrees against the public display, even, of other faiths.

I guess their runner-up, as it were, would be the Patriarch of Moscow who -- somehow dissatisfied with the government proclamation that netted the rebuilding of his Cathedral and home with corporate funds -- petitioned and obtained a ruling from the State that only the State Faith could be practiced in public though other faiths were tolerated in private.

169 posted on 12/25/2001 4:34:06 PM PST by Askel5
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To: Askel5
A sort of Calvinistic or pagan belief in the inexorable fate that is being Elect or Depraved.

I find the belief in own special status having a pagan character too. Many primitive tribe believe in their special status and have their own tribal gods.

174 posted on 12/25/2001 5:08:11 PM PST by madrussian
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To: Askel5
I'd like to see a thread sometime on why Jews don't proselytize. It's sort of unsettling for me, I guess, that there is that essential understanding of God's belief that all human beings are not created equal.

Not created equal? Excuse me? That's exactly the kind of crap the breed anti semitism. If anything Christianity spreads that not all human beings are created equal. For one to be "saved" he has to become a Christian. How equal is that? There is nothing of sort in Judaism. If you want to convert to Judaism, that's fine. If it doesn't, then that's fine too, it doesn't affect anything. Easy as that.

180 posted on 12/25/2001 8:26:00 PM PST by BrooklynGOP
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