Messianism and its discontent (Danite #8) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Gurion
    • 16.10.05 | 23:31 (IST)

    Danite, The excuses in the past of the failure of the Messiah to show up was that "the generation was not suitable". So indeed this opens the way for accusations of "treason of the left" and others. I am suggesting that such a debate should be held now, before the failure is apparent. You ask the messianists: According to your theories, is the messiah going to come now regardless of what the left is doing? If they say yes, then it will be hard for them to complain later. If they say no, the messiah's coming actually depends on what the Left does, this opens the way to discourage them NOW, and preventing them from investing too much in their illusions. It will make for an easier disengagement.

    from the article: After the Yesha Council lost the `ayin'
    First published 00:00 16.10.05 | Last updated 00:00 16.10.05
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