logios claims that judaism "is especially prone to fascism." this claim is based on the spurious logic that jews did not prosaletyse, unlike christianity and islam. from this, logios concludes that christianity and islam are unversal religions, whereas judaism is a national religion. all of these conclusions are non-sequitors. fascism was the product exclusively of christian, industrialised europe. this is so for the simple reason that without an industrial base, there can be no fascism under the accepted definition of that term. nationalism pre-dates industrialism, and it worked very well within the confines of christian europe. judaism, which did not have a state, did produce a universal religion. one needs consider only the belief in monotheism, in the setting up of courts of justice, in the ten commandments, in charity, in the laws of hygiene, in family law, in the respect accorded women, in the commandment to love thy neighbour and the stranger, to see how absurd is the claim that judaism is "especially prone to fascism." to the contrary, judaism gave many of the ideas for equality, justice and democracy, including the absolute command to give and keep a day of rest.
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