HughBe--- Judaism is a RELIGION it is NOT a TRIBE and it has NEVER been a TRIBE. There are no TRIBES called Judaism.<quoted text>
Judaism is a tribal religion. It is only intended for a group of people. Its tied to a homeland, has a special language, and its own sacred history. Jews call themselves "a people". And there are patterns of descent that depend on lineaty.
These are all characteristics of tribal religions, cross--culturally. If you have further questions about this fact, consult your nearest anthropologist.(You know, the ones in the ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT, not the Lit department)
Frijoles---Judaism is a tribal religion.
HughBe--- Let me explain your words to YOU. Being a TRIBAL religion does NOT make it a TRIBE, Einstein. It means that the religion BELONGS to the TRIBE.
HughBe---Explain the nation of Israel concept that you speak of.
Frijoles--- It is only intended for a group of people.
HughBe--- Noted. Support.
Frijoles---Its tied to a homeland, has a special language, and its own sacred history.
HughBe--- So what? What language is the special one that you talk of? Is French special? How many languages are there in the world?
How many of them are special?
Again, explain the nation of Israel concept. You have not so as yet.
Frijoles---Jews call themselves "a people".
HughBe--- So do Americans wherever they are in the world.
Frijoles---And there are patterns of descent that depend on lineaty
HughBe The pattern of descent and linearity is all about RACE and NOT a religion called Judaism.
There is no descent in JUDAISM.