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I [heart] Genocide

Some people have criticized the Torah for being cruel because the Torah commands the extermination of certain ancient peoples, specificially the Canaanites, the Amalekites and the Midianites, including the killing of women and children.

I think that a few things must however be borne in mind.

These commandments were given by God who knows all of people's thoughts and all their future actions and the actions of their potential descendents. God knew that these people were evil, they were "bad to the bone", and the kindest solution was to kill them, for their sakes and the sakes of everyone else. Killing a baby is normally a heinous crime. However if someone would be truly psychic and would have truly been able to see the future, surely he would have done everyone a big favor if he would have strangled Adolf Hitler in his crib.

Additionally, we must bear in mind that these commandments were specifically regarding those nationalities. Orthodox Jews today are basically pacsifists who are almost never kill anyone.

jewish philosopher, Torah Philosophy 53 Comments [5/19/2012 5:58:33 AM]
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Passerby

I feel I must be truthful, though it may earn me some hate.

I most certainly *would* go back in time and kill the living shit out of Hitler, but not as an infant. I would wait until he showed signs of and action towards his horrible ambitions before challenging to a duel to the death. Being an admittedly twisted sort of gentleman, I'd offer him my own knife in the fight (I typically carry two) but in the end I'd do everything in my power to kill the son of a bitch.

That said there is an awe-inspiringly enormous difference between what *could* be and what I know to be the future, furthermore what you propose is the slaughter of those who might seek attrition for a sin you yourself committed compounding upon that sin in ways that sicken those you dementedly believe bereft of morals. Not even Ghengis Khan or his prize general Subotai were that soulless, and they were kind of famous for being bloodthirsty assholes and anethema in the eyes of your God.

You quite thoroughly disgust me.

5/24/2012 1:34:03 PM

navelgazer

If thats what your religion says is ok...then you should feel very ashamed of your religion.

5/24/2012 1:44:16 PM

Ebon

Y'know, this is at least intellectually consistent. Of course, it leads to a conclusion that's flagrantly psychotic but consistently so.

9/9/2012 9:22:05 AM
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