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    • anonymous
    • 27.09.11 | 17:58 (IDT)

    How is it different from Christian fundamentalism, where the bible is taken literally? From what I know, the Schneersons were the founders of a Jewish religious sect in Poland, that sprung up after a great pogrom that killed a large portion of the Jews and traumatized them. If this is a picture of Rabbi Schneerson, a descendant of the founder, it seems some followers like to think of him as a Messiah. Jews have followed no less than hundreds of Messiahs, including Bar Kochba in his day and age. I don't like to think of Schneerson as a Messiah; I think it is insulting to our religion and interpretation of the Torah. When the Messiah comes, our troubles will be over? It depends on your interpretation of the Messiah. Followers of any leader, who are prejudiced will not solve the problems, but aggrevate them. You can bad mouth the hundreds of messiahs, but blame the followers and interpreters of the torah as well. I don't follow religious fundamentalism, whether Jewish or Christian.

    from the article: Netanyahu's messianism could launch attack on Iran
    First published 02:52 27.09.11 | Last updated 02:52 27.09.11
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