There Is No Broadcast With This Editorial.
In Two Days (December 24) . . . from the Date of this Editorial, it will be Christmas Eve & Anne’s Birthday – Two Monumental Events In My Life.
The Importance Of Anne’s Birthday To Me . . . After all I’ve Written about Anne & Myself – Together for More than 45-Years, if you’ve been Paying Attention should be Obvious.
For The Celebration Of Christmas . . .
Since I’m A Secular Orthodox Jew, which sounds somewhat like an Oxymoron – I Celebrate The Meaning Of The Message Of Jesus Christ, and how it has taken some 2,000–Years for People of Good Meaning & Strong Values To Finally Get It.
Christ Was Born Jewish . . . And unless I’m Terribly Mistaken – Christ Lived as a Jew & Died a Jew. And in the Case of Jesus Christ, Christ was Murdered on a Roman Cross Created by Pagans & Idol Worshippers.
A Vast & Complicated Industry Has Been Created Around Christ’s Simple Message.
Not Long Before Christ Was Born – The Jewish Talmudist Hillel, Wrote . . . The Entire Torah (Five Books Of Moses) Could be Explained In This Simple Term . . .
“Do Not Do To Others . . . That Which You Would Not Want Them To Do To You”.
In The Words Of Jesus Christ . . . Who Understood Hillel & The Talmud – Christ Made Even Simpler Hillel’s Famous Words From CHRIST’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT . . .
“Do Unto Others What You Would Have Them Do Unto You”.
I Find That The Godliest People . . . Are Not those who Wear their Religion on their Sleeve for all to See, or use Religion as an Instrument of Fear, or for Profit to Sell their Religion as a Product – But Rather, the Godliest People are the People who Live their Religion by Christ’s Most Simple Maxim . . . “Do Unto Others What You Would Have Them Do Unto You”, which according to Hillel, Says Everything there is to Say About the Meaning and Goodness of Humanity through the Torah . . .
And The Most Important Belief Of Jesus Christ . . . Which Is Understood Not By Religious Pomp & Circumstance – But Rather, through the SIMPLE EXAMPLES of how Jesus Lived His Life, and how Jesus Spread his Message, which was as Clear & Erudite as is Imaginable . . . Are The Reasons To Celebrate.
I CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH MY CHRISTIAN FRIENDS . . . Because The Message Of Christ, when not Corrupted by Men & Women Seeking to Profit in Riches & Power in His Name – The Message Of Christ, like the Message of Hillel says all that Needs to be Said . . . About Who We Are – And Who We Should Be.
There is a Reason why the United States of America Created the Most Comprehensive & Judiciously Compassionate Constitution Based On Judeo/Christian Values – It Wasn’t because some Rabbi, Minister or Priest Inculcated the People to use God as a Cudgeon to Control the People . . . But Rather – The Founding Fathers Used The Values of the Ten Commandments and the Words of Hillel & Christ as America’s Foundation to Build the Greatest & Freest Society Ever Known To Humanity.
And This Is Why I Celebrate The Message Of Christ With My Christian Friends.
Christ Tipped Over The Insiders’ Applecart At The Temple In Jerusalem . . . Not to have Another Cabal of Insiders Take Away the People’s Freedom – But Rather . . . to Light the Way so Everyone Should Be Free.
Merry Christmas – And Remember . . .
Do Unto Others As You Would have Them Do Unto You.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov