I recently wrote . . . that with all the MACHINATIONS going on within the Trump Presidency, the Democrats, the LEFT, Academia, Hollywood and OTHERS – I will FOCUS MY EDITORIAL FIRE upon other Issues, which are being LOST in the Noise and BS of Government.
SO . . . As the Media is busy Grabbing Ratings by TITILLATING their coverage on who said what in DC, who did what in DC, what the Russians did or didn’t do, and ON & ON & ON – I will FOCUS ON ISSUES that seem not to be as important amongst the DIN of Media Hype as they should be – BUT ARE CRITICAL NONETHELESS.
CANADA HAS JUST RECENTLY . . . Passed a Motion to Declare that CRITICISM of Islam is a HATE-CRIME. It isn’t LAW YET, but I assume, that before the end of 2017 it will be.
And once this Motion becomes LAW, anyone like me, who believes in the ABSOLUTE SUPREMACY OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION . . . will be Targeted by Islamists with the FULL SUPPORT of the Canadian Government for HATE-SPEECH, and will be subsequently PUNISHED for Expressing our Thoughts, which will run contrary to the Propaganda of Islam.
SO . . . In this Editorial, which says NOTHING about the Hypocrisy of Islam and Sharia, BUT SAYS EVERYTHING about the difference between THEM & US, read away.
You have more Reason than Just Somewhat to Worry . . . and understand this – if you are NOT about to make your VOICES HEARD HERE AND NOW – Don’t expect your voices to ever be heard.
If you REALLY Believe in GOD, certainly the Shared GOD between Christians and Jews, you would also have to believe that GOD GAVE US FREE WILL to think FOR OURSELVES . . . And Make Independent Decisions.
AND IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD . . . that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t Believe in the following . . .
IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION . . . which Relies Heavily on the Concept of GOD, you also have to ACCEPT that the American Constitution was DRAFTED in such a Manner, as to use GOD’S TEN COMMANDMENTS as its PRIMARY guide to FREEDOM, OBLIGATION, ETHICS, MORALITY & RESPONSIBILITY.
BEFORE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST . . . Circa 30 BC, RABBI HILLEL – The Sage of Judaism, was asked this Ponderous Question by a Non Jew – TO EXPLAIN TO HIM, THE ENTIRE MEANING OF THE TORAH, while the Non Jew Balanced on One Leg, to which Rabbi Hillel Said. “What Is Hateful To Yourself, Don’t Do To Another”. And that all but summed it up.
I GREW UP IN AN OBSERVANT ORTHODOX JEWISH HOME . . . We went to Sabbath Synagogue, I went to Jewish School after Secular Protestant School, and I went to an Ultra Religious Yeshiva (Rabbinical College). But, I invested a great deal of my Time and Interest Reading and Learning about the New Testament, and about the Life and Times of Jesus Christ, since so many of my Friends were Christian.
Over the Millennia, Judaism and Christianity have gone through MAJOR Transformations, where Once-Upon-A-Time, Jews and Christians both believed in Ritual Sacrifice, in the Supremacy of MEN over WOMEN . . . and the CANARD, when there was no other acceptable answer for bad behavior, GOD MADE US DO IT. I also NEVER Accepted, or will ever accept, that MAN, in the name of any HOLY Representative, has the Power, or the Right to Give Absolution for Sins.
BUT . . . after all the Enlightenment, after taking away the HORRORS, which were perpetrated UPON ANIMALS & PEOPLE in the Name of GOD . . . THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF JUDAISM & CHRISTIANITY HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL.
IF ANYTHING . . . JUDAISM & CHRISTIANITY – have become closer to the Message of the Torah and the New Testament, in as much as the Messages DELIVERED by Sages such as HILLEL & CHRIST, whose Second Most Important Message from CHRIST was . . . “You Shall Love Your Neighbor As Yourself”, as is quoted in Mark 12:28-31, Second only to HIS Jewish BELIEF . . . in as much as, THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD. AND HE IS THE GOD OF ISRAEL . . . Which is the First and last Jewish Prayer of everyday . . . KNOWN AS THE SHEMA spoken every day by Observant Jews.
MY PURPOSE IN THIS EDITORIAL IS SIMPLE . . . Anyone and Everyone can be a MORAL & ETHICAL Person, simply by Following The Words of the Ten Commandments, the Words of Hillel, and the Words of Jesus Christ.
It’s Really As Easy As That.
I CANNOT SEE WHERE IT COULD BE POSSIBLE . . . to HONESTLY Misinterpret or Misstate the MEANING of these Simple Words . . . EVEN AMONGST ATHEISTS.
How could anyone DISAGREE with these Truths, which are NO LESS VITAL TODAY, than they were more than 2,000-Years Ago . . . WHEN FIRST SPOKEN BY HILLEL & CHRIST?
I TRULY BELIEVE WITH ALL MY HEART & SOUL . . . that we are Created as FREE HUMAN BEINGS, within OUR Societies, with EQUAL Opportunities to Succeed or Fail, with Varying Levels of Intelligence and Skills, which set us apart from one another as we develop.
And in each one of us, REGARDLESS of Religion, Ethnicity, and/or Gender . . . there lies an EXCEPTIONALISM to which we are all FREE TO ATTAIN, if we have the Capacity and the Desire to Succeed.
YET . . . All of us who are old enough to remember, remember a time when Discrimination was the Order of the Day, when Women in North America were treated as Chattel, Blacks were deprived of what Whites accepted as normal, and Jews were looked upon as walking North American Pariahs in many GENTEEL Circles. And those are just a few examples.
WE DON’T HAVE TO STRAIN TO REMEMBER . . . Edicts passed in the name of Religion, which justified the UNJUSTIFIABLE – even though those Decrees Wilted in the Words of HILLEL & CHRIST.
NONE OF THESE DISCRIMINATIONS . . . had to do with the Teachings of Hillel or Christ, but had everything to do with the Twisted Interpretation of the Torah and New Testament, by MOSTLY Men (and some Women) in Power, who used the FEAR of Religion and GOD as they INTERPRETED IT – to Gain, Hold and Abuse POWER.
SO – WHEN I HEAR . . . The Likes of Clinton, Obama and the REST of the LEFT, Accuse Conservative America of being RACIST & SEXIST . . . I wonder where they’ve been living for the Past Half Century, as National Morality Has Caught Up With The Very CLEAR & FEW Words From MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS AGO?
WE IN THE WEST . . . have Over a Very Short Period of Time – have come a Very Long Way, in spite of all the Social and Racist Roadblocks, where even the INSANITY & CORRUPTION of Government and Organized Bought & Paid For Religion, couldn’t forever STIFLE the SIMPLE Words of Hillel and Christ, which Everyone can ACCEPT, who are Rational and Moral Believers . . . Including Non Believers.
READ THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION & THE BILL OF RIGHTS . . . I mean REALLY READ THEM, and tell me where in either Modern Document, which refers Directly or Indirectly to GOD Throughout . . . where it is written that One Gender, One Religion, or One Race should have SUPERIORITY OVER ALL OTHERS?
NOW READ THE KORAN & THINK SHARIA!
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov