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    • Jake
    • 28.12.11 | 15:40 (IST)

    Last I checked, being a light unto other nations doesn't include spitting on children or desecration of mosques. You believe that you have THE CORRECT INTERPRETATION of the Jewish texts. That is fine, I would never force you to do anything different. Quick question: how do you feel about the Jerusalem Talmud? Seems like that was a perfectly valid interpretation as well, but is not strongly followed. If you allow two interpretations, maybe you will realize more interpretations also are valid. Perhaps there is a law to be drawn. Maybe start reading some things you don't agree with... might I recommend Ayn Rand to start, maybe some conservative or reform rabbis later, maybe even a little classical philosophy. Oh, another interesting note: definition of liberalism A political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority to me those sound like Jewish principles too

    from the article: If you could see Israel naked
    First published 01:50 28.12.11 | Last updated 01:50 28.12.11
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