Any ancient words from your scrolls, scripture, word-of-mouth etc mean nothing to me.
Any and all of these words could have been written by an old, muddled philosopher by candlelight while he sipped whiskey and/smoked a fat joint.
And you cannot prove this is not so.
And yet you accept this religion as your own.
That's your choice but don't ask me to interpret meaningless text.
Unless and until you can prove the text is of some significance in its origin and/or meaning/relevance.
Do you also give this church a lot of your money? Just curious.
See above re my view on your scripture.
I also don't understand every fairy tale I read or hear about but that doesn't bother my much either.
You tell him that Judaism is not the religion of the Jews when clearly it is.
It is if you wish to be a force for good in the universe rather than a pimple on the ass of harmony and progress.
Written by whom?
Do you have evidence of authorship.(Pure belief does not count.)
I also stopped being Catholic.
People are free to cancel or change their beliefs.
Does not change the ethnoreligious history of the Jews.
Not at all. As I said above, one can choose any religion to follow or none at all.
It's an ethnoreligious group. This is widely know and accepted.
Except by you.
Is your WHOLE religion based on this concept?
HughBe--- Are you saying that the word OF holds significant meaning ONLY for believers? You were plainly asked, What is the meaning of the word OF?
Former--Any ancient words from your scrolls, scripture, word-of-mouth etc mean nothing to me.
HughBe--- OF is an ancient word and that explains why it has no meaning to you.
Former--Any and all of these words could have been written by an old, muddled philosopher by candlelight .....
HughBe--- IRRELEVANT and does not explain your INABILITY to explain a BIG word like OF.
Do you ever use the word OF? Have you ever spoken in this way, the car OF John?
Former---That's your choice but don't ask me to interpret meaningless text.
HughBe--- OF is quite meaningful to those who read and write but I accept your limitations.
Former--Unless and until you can prove the text is of some significance in its origin and/or meaning/relevance.
HughBe--- You cannot explain OF how can you grasp far more complex concepts.
Former---Do you also give this church a lot of your money? Just curious.
HughBe--- why your obsession with this topic?
Former---I also don't understand every FAIRY TALE I read or hear about but that doesn't bother my much either.
HughBe--- WHY do you think that the Jewish people FABRICATED these FAIRY TALES? Why do YOU cast aspersion on the INTEGRITY of the Jewish people?
We are NOT talking about religious dogmas that came out of the orifices of rabbis we are talking about actual EXPERIENCES of the Jewish people.
Former---You tell him that Judaism is not the religion of the Jews when clearly it is.
HughBe--- LIAR. I have said that it is the religion of many Jews. I have also said that some Jews are CHRISTIANS whether or NOT you like it. I have also indirectly said to you that the JEWS who were of the tribe of DAN did NOT follow JUDAISM and in fact were IDOLATERS for approximately 700 years.
Explain - And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land."
Former--I also stopped being Catholic.
HughBe--- Are YOU ethno-religious?
Former----People are free to cancel or change their beliefs.
HughBe--- And YOU have the right to INSIST that they are still RELIGIOUS even when they have rejected religion.
Former--Does not change the ethnoreligious history of the Jews.
HUghBe--- Your agenda is NOT TRUTH instead it consists of LIES and DECEPTION.