JUDAISM: OUR NATIONAL RELIGION?
(National Prayer Network) -- By Harmony Grant Daws --
If America had a national religion, what would it be? We were founded by Christians and deists. Over 75 percent of us still profess Christianity. But I wonder what a space alien would conclude if guessing our national religion based on public officials, public symbols and the discourse we allow.
In San Francisco, it wasn’t nativities or even crosses that were torn down this year, but stars—after an atheist complained they were Christian symbols. Yet White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, flanked by two rabbis, needed a cherry picker to reach the flames of the huge federal menorah in a lighting ceremony in the capitol. In Boca Raton Florida, a menorah is allowed on display in the public library while a Christian nativity scene is banned. This is reminiscent of the 1989 US Supreme Court decision which banned a nativity scene from a Pittsburgh courthouse while allowing an 18-foot menorah to remain!
I n the United States Jews make up 1.3 percent of the population (in 2001). But they hold a staggering 43 seats in Congress! That makes them 8 percent of America’s legislators—more than six times more abundant in the halls of Congress than in the rest of the nation. Israeli paper Haaretz said frankly that US officials must face a background check of their position on Israel before being hired. Last week our president raised federal aid to Israel in 2010 by $225 million. Next year we struggling taxpayers will hand over to this tiny tyrant a gigantic $2.775 billion.
Meanwhile, the true Christian position on Israel—that her inheritance of the Promised Land is conditioned on obedience—is clearly stated in the Old Testament; but the mainstream evangelical church has been hijacked by a non-Christian, Zionist position which states that the untouchable Jewish people are blessed by God no matter what they do. Sixteen Palestinian Christians have just published the Kairos document pleading for support from their American brethren. They request boycotts and economic sanctions on the state of Israel for its oppression of Palestinians. But the response of the alleged “Christian” majority in America to Palestinian needs? It is overwhelmingly Jewish in identity. Texas mega-church pastor John Hagee founded Christians United for Israel which has directors in every one of our 50 states. This previous May, every state in the Union held a simultaneous Night to Honor Israel. Evangelicals yearly donate tens of millions to Israel.
Perhaps Americans’ brainwashing about Israel has something to do with the nearly two hundred Holocaust films made by major media. Jews dominate Hollywood and big media in America (as was recently boasted by Jewish columnist Joel Stein in the LA Times). This makes them the most powerful producers of American culture. Americans are also taught to hallow the Holocaust by 16 museums around the nation including a large and federally supported one in the National Mall; the website for that museum hosts 25 million visits daily...MORE...LINK
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