Jews celebrate High Holy Days

Jews celebrate High Holy Days

There are 71 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Sep 4, 2010, titled Jews celebrate High Holy Days. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

Next week in synagogues in Humboldt County and around the world, Jews will celebrate the start of the Jewish New Year 5771.

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344thBrother

United States

#75 Sep 12, 2010
harold i don't see it that way.

I have problems believing in a God that would torture ANYONE for all eternity. it's out of balance. It makes no sense. it smacks of control mechanism for someone's church. just like saying ONE WAY is.

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Harold Reimann

United States

#76 Sep 12, 2010
there is no eternal hellfire for the incorrigibles. they are burnt up. the second death. and there won't be many. the 8th Day, the holy day after the Feast of Tabernacles (which everyone will be keeping when Jesus Christ is here or they won't get any rain, Zech.14), is the white throne judgment. after 1000 years of Jesus' reign on earth, every one who ever lived will be resurrected. most haven't had the truth. they will be taught and most will change and obey God and be God. God is not a monster. sounds like your god is though
344thBrother

United States

#77 Sep 12, 2010
far as i know my God is a God of logic and reason and balance and caring. So I guess he's not so bad.

I was describing fundamental religion in Christian form. The fire and brimstone kind.
Examples of Gods love

Chico, CA

#78 Sep 13, 2010
Realizing that his creative skills are a failure, God decides to kill all life on the planet except for a handful of humans and animals which he puts on an ark. He chooses the horrifying "death by drowning" as the form of execution.- Genesis 6:6-7,7:21-23
God sends fire and brimstone down onto the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, then kills Lot's wife when she looks back at the city by turning her into a pillar of salt.- Genesis 19:24-26
When a man is forced to have intercourse with his dead brother's wife (who God had recently killed), God's stark fist drops down and kills him also.- Genesis 38:1-10
God kills uncounted humans and animals in Egypt, just so he can show off his great powers.- Exodus 12:29, 14:27
God repeatedly punishes his chosen people when they "whine" about inconveniences like starving to death or dying of thirst because God won't provide water or food for them. When God finally broke down and gave them "manna" (a doughy, fungus-like substance which would appear on the ground in the morning), the people grew weary of eating it day in and day out and begged Moses to ask God to send some meat for them to eat. God responded to Moses by saying, "They want meat??? I'll give them so much meat to eat that it will be coming out of their noses! Then they'll be sick of eating meat also." So God blows some quails in and when the people begin to eat the birds that they have gathered, God starts killing them with a "very great plague." It isn't mentioned how many people died because they trusted God would keep his word and let them have meat.- Numbers 11:33
Examples of Gods love

Chico, CA

#79 Sep 13, 2010
While the Israelites were traveling from Egypt, one of the tribes had the special job of being priests. The priests got the best food and lived the easiest existence, having to only perform rituals for their keep. When three men from another tribe see the injustice of this caste system, they ask Moses, "Since we are all God's chosen people, why are some of us placed in positions that others have to bow down to or work for?" When God hears what is going on, he is determined to show these ancient freethinkers exactly how he responds to people who try to use reason. Moses has 250 men from the questioning men's tribe hold up incense like the regular priests do. God then tells Moses to step back so that he can burn up the entire congregation, guilty and innocent alike. Moses falls on his face and pleads with God, "You're a really great God. You're not going to destroy the entire congregation just because one man has sinned are you?" God then changes his plan and tells Moses to move the people away from the tents of the three men who were asking all those annoying questions. God then proceeds to open up the earth and swallow the houses, wives, children, servants, animals, and property of the men who dared to question God's caste system. After the ground has closed on them, God sends out a fire which burns up the other 250 men. He then tells Moses that the remains of the burned men and the incense holders they carried are "holy." And modern believers say that God abhors human sacrifice!- Numbers 16:32-35
This wasn't the first time that Moses had to intervene for the lives of the people. The next day, the Israelites accuse Moses of being the one who had the people killed the previous day. When God hears about this, he once again tells Moses, "Step aside so I can burn them all up with my holy fire." When Moses looks out over the crowd, he sees that God has unleashed a plague and people are falling dead. Moses realizes that God can't be reasoned with at this point and he sends his head priest out to perform a magic ritual to try to stop the plague. We can just imagine the priest waving his incense to try to stop the wrath of God as the bodies fell around him. Whatever he did appeared to work because when he finished his ritual, 14,700 dead bodies lay on one side of him and the rest of the living stood on his other side. It's comforting to know that even God's wrath responds to the "laws of magic." - Numbers 16:44-49
Examples of Gods love

Chico, CA

#80 Sep 13, 2010
Once more the people grow weary of starving and thirsting and they dare to complain. God sends poisonous snakes to kill many of the people.- Numbers 21:6
When the enemy Philistines capture the Ark of the Covenant (a magical box that the Israelites think God lived in), God sends a plague of hemorrhoids and mice to the Philistines who then give the Ark back to the Israelites. Silly Israelites, just can't resist the urge to look inside the box and God killed the entire city (50,070 men!) in response to their curiosity.- 1 Samuel 6:19
While transporting the Ark on a cart, the oxen pulling the cart shook the Ark and the cart driver feared that the Ark may fall or be damaged so he reached out to steady it. God had warned that no one was to touch the Ark except for his specially privileged priests. It didn't matter that the cart driver was only trying to protect the Ark, God got angry and killed the driver there on the spot.- 2 Samuel 6:7
King David was commanded by God not to conduct a census or count the number of Israelites (the reason God gave this command was that he had told Abraham that he would have so many children that they couldn't be counted and if David counted them, that would make God a liar.). The Bible tells us in one place that God got angry with Israel and made David count them (2 Samuel 24:1). In another place it says that Satan made David number Israel (1 Chronicles 21:1). See the contradiction? To make David pay for his "sin" of counting the people, God gives him a choice of 7 years of famine or being pursued by his enemies for 3 months or 3 days of pestilence. David leaves the choice up to God who chooses the pestilence and proceeds to kill 70,000 men. <p>When God's angel of death reaches the capital city of Jerusalem, God "repented him of the evil" and made the angel stop killing. At least the Bible admits that the murders were "evil." - 2 Samuel 24:15-16
A man was warned by God not to eat or drink at a certain place, then a prophet lies to him and tells him that an angel said he could eat and drink at that place. The man trusts the prophet and God sends a lion to eat the man because he ate and drank there. Nothing happens to the prophet who lied.- 1 Kings 13:18
Examples of Gods love

Chico, CA

#81 Sep 13, 2010
Jeroboam becomes the king of God's chosen people and allows the worship of idols. God vows that every member of his family will be slaughtered and left to be eaten by dogs and birds. God decides that the king's son (who is sick at the time) is the only one who is good enough to avoid the upcoming punishment so God rewards him by killing him right away instead of having him suffer along with the rest of the king's family.- 1 Kings 14:1-13When a captain and his 50 men came to find the prophet Elijah, they asked for the man of God to come down. Elijah responded by saying "If I'm a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume you." God gave Elijah the sign that he asked for and burned up the captain and his 50 men. Another captain was sent with 50 men and God repeats his fiery performance, burning them all to a crisp.- 2 Kings 1:10-11
When the Assyrians camped outside of the city of Jerusalem, God sent his angel to do his dirty work once more and 185,000 Assyrians were slaughtered in one night. Now that's an efficient angel.- 2 Kings 19:35
God threatens to destroy his wayward people because he is "weary of repenting." He tells them that if they take wives and have sons and daughters where they are living, "they shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcasses shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth." - Jeremiah 15:6-7, 16:3-4
Not satisfied with this threat, God goes on to say that he will bring a sword among them to kill them and that he will destroy their cities. He then says that he will allow some of them to escape just so they will remember how terrible the Lord was. Those who are near will be killed with the sword and will starve in famine and God will kill those who are far away with disease, "And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that would do this evil unto them." Once more God admits that what he does is evil. God is finally telling the truth!- Ezekiel 6:3-13
Don't be mistaken about the evil of God's intentions, for he admits that his sword will go out against all flesh, both the righteous, right along with the wicked.- Ezekiel 21:3-5
God threatens to send armies after his chosen people in order to stone them and slay them with swords and kill their sons and daughters.- Ezekiel 23:46-47
In his excitement, God says that he will make a great bonfire out of the city of Jerusalem. Commanding, "Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned." Once more, God reveals his bloody craving for human barbecue.- Ezekiel 24:9-10
True to his word, God kills his own people. One of the prophets cries out to God, "The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou has slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed and not pitied." - Lamentations 2:21
Angel Loving

San Leandro, CA

#82 Sep 13, 2010
Please be careful, 344thBrother is a very evil monster. I've seen him on other groups and he leads them on then 'STRIKE' like a serpent he strangle them until death. Bless You and be careful.
Examples of Gods love wrote:
Realizing that his creative skills are a failure, God decides to kill all life on the planet except for a handful of humans and animals which he puts on an ark. He chooses the horrifying "death by drowning" as the form of execution.- Genesis 6:6-7,7:21-23
God sends fire and brimstone down onto the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, then kills Lot's wife when she looks back at the city by turning her into a pillar of salt.- Genesis 19:24-26
When a man is forced to have intercourse with his dead brother's wife (who God had recently killed), God's stark fist drops down and kills him also.- Genesis 38:1-10
God kills uncounted humans and animals in Egypt, just so he can show off his great powers.- Exodus 12:29, 14:27
God repeatedly punishes his chosen people when they "whine" about inconveniences like starving to death or dying of thirst because God won't provide water or food for them. When God finally broke down and gave them "manna" (a doughy, fungus-like substance which would appear on the ground in the morning), the people grew weary of eating it day in and day out and begged Moses to ask God to send some meat for them to eat. God responded to Moses by saying, "They want meat??? I'll give them so much meat to eat that it will be coming out of their noses! Then they'll be sick of eating meat also." So God blows some quails in and when the people begin to eat the birds that they have gathered, God starts killing them with a "very great plague." It isn't mentioned how many people died because they trusted God would keep his word and let them have meat.- Numbers 11:33
Angel Loving

San Leandro, CA

#83 Sep 13, 2010
Please be careful, 344thBrother is a very evil monster. I've seen him on other groups and he leads them on then 'STRIKE' like a serpent he strangle them until death. Bless You and be careful.
Harold Reimann wrote:
there is no eternal hellfire for the incorrigibles. they are burnt up. the second death. and there won't be many. the 8th Day, the holy day after the Feast of Tabernacles (which everyone will be keeping when Jesus Christ is here or they won't get any rain, Zech.14), is the white throne judgment. after 1000 years of Jesus' reign on earth, every one who ever lived will be resurrected. most haven't had the truth. they will be taught and most will change and obey God and be God. God is not a monster. sounds like your god is though
344thBrother

United States

#84 Sep 13, 2010
Examples of Gods Love:

You raise a great argument for Gods might and cruelty. Most if not all come from the Old Testament. I actually read a lot of them.

All of these disasters that God saw fit to rain down, came most often on the Israelites or Jews if you prefer. I'm neither of those, so there's that.

Then we have the New Testament that claims that Jesus basically "Taught" God the love of men through his sacrifice and suffering. So, did God learn or is God going to start in again?

And you didn't really answer the basic issue I personally have with God. It's not his power or "His" cruelty, it's the claim that people's souls will be tortured in H E double Hockey sticks. FOR ALL ETERNITY. THAT is totally out of balance. Even torturing ONE person for all eternity is out of balance, much less scads of "Us" because we don't believe in the ONE WAY that is the precisely RIGHT WAY and NO OTHER WAY EVER IS ALLOWED.

So, the biggest religions have somewhere around a Billion followers, so, HELL is going to be REALLY crowded. Again, totally out of balance.

And before you post 4 more lengthy biblical passages, I do understand and have read Revelations and the Bible cover to cover 2 times, so please don't flood me.

You're not going to change my belief, because in the end, man does not have "Free will" over what we believe. Once a person has given them self over to belief, everything they do and think is filtered through that screen. It's VERY hard for them to change. So, please don't try to convert me or correct me about narrow aspects of the Holy Bible. It won't work and it's just annoying.

I choose to live my life as close to God's laws as I can, as I understand them based on what I feel in my heart and the best understanding I can make in my mind. That is MY free will and YOU aren't going to change it.

Peace be upon you
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getoffmylawn

Dingmans Ferry, PA

#85 Sep 13, 2010
how come jewish people like motha balls?Do moths even have balls.and whats up with the hole in the sheets?

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