Messianic Jews say they are persecute...

Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

There are 72043 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 21, 2008, titled Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel. In it, Newsday reports that:

Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family.

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JOEL THUMBS UP

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#59154 Sep 28, 2013
Shedding of blood to save another - provided the other can be saved, if at all - is a pagan act. Animal sacrifices and circumcision, too, are pagan customs. A truly heroic person would spill neither his own blood nor the blood of others but would, using his incisive power, save himself as well as others. This is true greatness.

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#59155 Sep 28, 2013
Criminals like those violent blacks in US jails may convert to Islam since it appeals to their violent nature. Scientists are turning to Buddhism or to the Vedanta, if at all they seek out an intelligent faith that supports scientific findings. Islam is for dummies with all its stress on creation from nothing which no scientist will ever support nor which any averagely intelligent person ever accept. Nothing gives rise to nothing

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#59156 Sep 28, 2013
NDE can be simulated in the lab but here too it is the physico-vital energy with its concomitant consciousness that leaves the body.

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#59157 Sep 28, 2013
Woo woo is a cop=out term. LOL.

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#59158 Sep 28, 2013
What does science say about good and evil and the causes that create these?

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#59159 Sep 28, 2013
Psychopaths show warped brain wiring - is brain warping due to a distorted inherent consciousness that causes the brain warping or is it that the natural brain warping causes a distortion in the innate consciousness or perhaps it's on account of heredity here but again is there a transfer of a warped consciousness showing up as distorted brain wiring or of warped brain wiring creating a disturbed pattern of consciousness via genetic transmission that comes to offspring from parents?

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#59160 Sep 28, 2013
How much does heredity condition free conscious will and vice versa?

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#59161 Sep 28, 2013
The cosmos clearly manifests a self-organizing and an emergent mechanism which indicates that energy is conscious, otherwise we're forced to fall back on the ridiculous scientific paradox of insentient energy/matter producing sentience.

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#59162 Sep 28, 2013
A religious fanatic - a prisoner of scripture!

Adam 36

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#59164 Sep 28, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: so now you are calling, TheTorah Scroll false information? there is nothing i have said, that cannot be verified in TheTorah. there is no command, to read any other new testament but only TheTorah. no matter how much higher than G-D, you think your commands men are.
I am calling whatever scroll you have is false.

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#59165 Sep 28, 2013
Is there an Ultimate Reality? What is it? Can it be measured?

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#59166 Sep 28, 2013
What is the difference between the Ultimate Reality and the Perceptual Reality?

Adam 36

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#59167 Sep 28, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
What is the difference between the Ultimate Reality and the Perceptual Reality?
The correct translation of the Torah for one.

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#59168 Sep 28, 2013
BRAIN-MIND:

"As your brain dies neuron by neuron so does your mind and so there's no mind just brain."

- Dr Michael Shermer

QUESTION: Is Dr Shermer's claim correct? Why?

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#59169 Sep 28, 2013
The external reality is conditioned by the nervous system. This is how we perceive the external reality. This is perceptual reality. But, the external reality can exist independent of the nervous system.

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#59170 Sep 28, 2013
What is the difference between the conditioned and the unconditioned? Is will free?

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#59171 Sep 28, 2013
What is the difference among consciousness, energy, matter and information? Or are these the same thing in different disguises?
yehoshooah adam

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#59172 Sep 28, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
HUGH:
TEST YOUR ENGLISH GRAMMAR -
CHOOSE THE CORRECT VERB FORM GIVING REASONS:
1) Gold as well as silver is/are expensive.
2) Bread and butter is/are eaten at breakfast.
3) The news is/are being read on TV.
4) Jack with his dog is/are walking in the garden.
5) Either the boys or the girl is/are crying.
(smiles)
are, are, is, are, is.
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#59173 Sep 28, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
What does science say about good and evil and the causes that create these?
rabbee: that would depend, on whether they are evil scientist or not.
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#59174 Sep 28, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
The cosmos clearly manifests a self-organizing and an emergent mechanism which indicates that energy is conscious, otherwise we're forced to fall back on the ridiculous scientific paradox of insentient energy/matter producing sentience.
rabbee: space!- the final frontier, between your ears.

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