#Blog4Dev and Essay Competition: What Would You …
Thank you for the thought provoking article, and I am impressed also by the comments it has evoked. There is such a broad diversity of responses to the main message of the article–that Jews must practice and publish the principle “Love your friend as yourself!” It occurs to me that the one common denominator in all the reactions, among the various respondents, whether written outright or implied, is a longing for the implementation of love in the world between all the various religions, nations, ethnicities. In the sense that this now world-famous principle of loving one another did certainly spring from the ideological tradition outlined in this article, the Jews have been a light to the nations. We all feel the sublime beauty contained in the principle. If only we could find a way to sit as equals and focus on how to manifest this state between us, what problems could not be solved? Who cares about dogmas, customs, rules, blame, etc.; it is the state of love between us that we need because it can make a place for everyone. We would do well to study the ancient texts of the ideological tradition to brought this concept to the world and discover the method of how to make it real among us in our ordinary lives. If there is a leader(s) in the science of how to make love real in the world, I would call such a messiah. One thing is certainly clear, it is only through unity that true wisdom and peace will be established, through somehow learning how to sit together and unite above all that divides us in a way that all feel heard and respected. Anyone who knows how to lead us to this, please step forward! If we Jews have the know-how in our tradition, let us unearth it and use it to heal our fractured world. It does feel as if we are “living on a powder keg and giving off sparks.”
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How to Be an Expert in a Changing World - Paul Graham
Because the Jews have a mission to carry out, author Michael Grant, wrote about them: “The Jews proved not only unassimilated, but inassimilable.” However unclear the way may be, the only solution to anti-Semitism is for the Jews to bring the light of unity to the world by establishing a role model society, and sharing its principles with the world. They will not be able to avoid this mission by assimilating.
Cities and Ambition - Paul Graham
Sir your article is very well written. The comments are also a treasure of knowledge and understanding. I’ve never met a Jew, all I know about Jews is from the Bible. As you said that Jews are to be a light unto the world, I think Jews will be hated untill they be what they are meant to be.
It’s been 2000 years since Jesus Christ came to the world. How long are you going to run from the truth? How can you still compare him to Buddha or some Idols. Even from the comments we can see what’s coming and how long do you have. Every prophecy is going to be fulfilled. When the final time comes, whose side are you going to be? Does your logic tells you that you will be on His side just because you’re born a Jew? STOP RUNNING!!!!