So you don't know Judaism or you lie. On top of this you insult.
Do you not see how condescending your original post was? You throw the ball, but call it an insult when someone throws it back to you?
I have absolutely no reason to lie about being Jewish: What purpose would that serve?
I will however point out that I stated nothing of my personal beliefs and thus you are making assumptions on an open forum, where anyone is free to join.
According to this forum and every Jewish organization a person is a Jew based on that person's ancestry. This is also supported by Israel's policies
You claim I know nothing of Judaism, yet make statements that show complete ignorance of the religion. I find it hard to believe that you are as intelligent on the subject as you believe yourself to be given your complete lack of knowledge in history and biology.
A person is a Jewish if:
A) Their mother is Jewish (matrilineal lineage within two to three generations)
B) They convert to Judaism
Your assumption fails to note comparisons in theology in regards to baptism. Parents baptize infants because of the concept of 'original sin' exists which defines one as damned at birth: This is non-existent in Judaism, thus there is no need to convert a child born from a Jewish mother.
Furthermore, giving up beliefs in Judaism does not mean that one is not considered an apostate under the religion. What it does mean however, is that if they do decide to come back to the religion, they would not have to re-convert in order to do so. Nothing more, nothing less.
It is a social construct created by Jews and then through Jewish lobbies reinforced in various local and regional laws, as well as national laws.
This is historically inaccurate: I take it that history, anthropology, and biology are not your favorite subjects?
The term Caucasian was coined in 1776, by Johann Freidrich Bloomenbach who came from a wealthy Protestant family in Gotha. He was a naturalist who was known for the work: On the Natural Variaties of Mankind,
which mapped out five specific racial types, while placing Caucasians at the top of the list. He believed that skull shapes were a good determining factor into one's race. The science itself is about as wonky as phrenology is to psychology.
Furthermore, Thomas Jefferson relates to Black "inferiority" in 1781, but we begin to see classifications of "white" coined in 1680. It is not until 1950 that we see "race science" being discredited as racial inferiority takes an extreme with the Nazi parties experimenting on Holocaust victims in order to research "the Jewish race
" and the immigration policies which used eugenics and IQ exams as a way of denying immigrants to the country. The principal author of the UN paper is Ashley Montagu, who was born Jewish and who was a student of Franz Boas.
Ancient societies did not classify people by race or physical attributes, but by language, religion, status and class.
Posts like yours is actually one reason I increasingly dislike any kind of online communication and prefer dealing with people in real life. I'm working on obtaining two different college degrees, becoming an investor and building my own community of people based on minimal standards to join. All of this precisely because if I go work at a typical entry level job I deal with irrational people. If I discuss something online its irrational, insults etc. It becomes a waste of time.
....and the point of this is?
Welcome to the Internet: Say something stupid and get something stupid shot right back at ya.
Templar's arguments don't really interest me specifically, but the topic is relevant in that I think "Jews" do support genocide. Not that I view Jews as monsters. It's simply that power creates a lack of social pressure. If a person from the ghetto who has no money is even suspected of a crime he will likely be convicted. If a poor nation is doing a crime it receives intense pressure to change its ways. If organized Jewry behaves irrationally, then its vast wealth, power etc. often makes it void of criticism. The same is true with the U.S. which is often hypocritical in its policies. This creates a greater responsibility on the aforementioned party to regulate itself, criticize itself etc. By surrounding one's self with "yes men" and no criticism it actually leads to failure.
Correction: There are plenty of historical and societal events to show that genocide is a flaw within all men: Why do you not include gendercide and democide in your summation of the World? Are they not worthy of the same attention? Would you not say that Americans exhibit very scary attitudes that could escalate in relations to Muslims? How about the situation in Darfur, the Armenian genocide, or the Sebrenica genocide? Were you over there helping or busy attributing generalizations to one group of people ...?
Judaism represents a source of conflict and problems not only for Jews, but also non-Jews. It is best to approach possible problems and seek out solutions and to raise awareness of such problems. I also like to see valid counter arguments (based on facts rather than insults). It is best to refine one's views by being able to defend them with fact and logic, rather than to wallow in ignorance due to never challenging assumptions.
Displaying stereotypes and expecting someone to teach you about such histories on a forum is not engaging in good academic conversation.
A good debate allows me to change my views, adapt and improve upon them. For the other 99% of humanity a debate is simply about arguing one's own beliefs (with an emotional attachment to them) and never adapting or changing those beliefs based on fact or circumstance.
What makes you think that the views of others are so unchangeable? That is another assumption.
What makes you think that someone wants to engage in such discussions in the first place?
I know I come here to relax and read for the most part, not to vicariously defend my beliefs, which I already have to do on plenty of occasions in real life.
Here is the bigger question though: What makes you think it matters in the grand schema of things?
We are but a tiny spec of existence within a vast Universe much larger than we are.
Since you went ahead and posted a video song for me: I will do the same... I think it sums up the situation quite nicely.