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The ideas in Atlantean were originally greeted with good humor?
'Are you the fellow that says we're all Arabs? Commented a judge in Kinvara, Co. Galway, before dismissing a minor charge against me. He added, glancing wearily around the miscreants in his court:
'I'm sure you have found plenty of confirmation for your theory today.'
For the message group if you deem it suitable, and if my errors, if i make any, are not too stark.
Regarding the email "In Praise of Judah", I am glad that, relatively speaking, Britain has not been as anti-semitic as it might have been, or compared with other nations, especially since the 1700s. Our role in the facilitation of the establishment of the Jewish State is evident and clear, hardly something we would have supported, one would have thought, if we had been overtly anti-semitic. I am perhaps more ignorant than I should be about how we broke our promises after WWI, but I shall try to look into this issue. Perhaps for understandable reasons, however, we did not particularly appreciate being targeted, I imagine, by Jewish forces during the period of our jurisdiction, and this might have cooled our enthusiasms. But I am no expert.
I would like to point out, however, what seems to me to be a mistake in your quoting of the Tanakh/Old testament regarding this line:
The second is that God promised that in the
Jews "shall all families of the earth be blessed."
As I had thought this was a reference to the children of Abraham (or Abram as he was then) (Gen 12 1-3), not just to the Jews.
I realise two things in relation to this. First, that not all of Abraham's children in Scripture have the same status. For example the blessing to the children of Ishmael are less than those to Isaac, just as those to Esau are less than those to Jacob's 12 sons.
But this is what the verse says. Even if we consider only the children of Israel to be a blessing to the families of the earth, we should remember, shouldnt we(?), that Judah was just one of 12 children of Jacob and that the 'Jews' are drawn predominantly from Judah, Benjamin and some Levi. Second, that Judah does have a special staus in relation to that of his other brothers in accordance with the blessings of Genesis 49.But then, on the other hand, so does Joseph.
As far as Im concerned, triumphalism of particular children of Israel over the others is not something that I would think particularly useful or helpful at this juncture in history.
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