Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Islam Doesn't Hold the Patent on Crazy

jewish, judaism, murder, israel,
Unless you consider killing nonJewish babies normal behavior.

Just weeks after the arrest of alleged Jewish terrorist, Yaakov Teitel, a West Bank rabbi on Monday released a book giving Jews permission to kill Gentiles who threaten Israel.

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement, wrote in his book “The King’s Torah” that even babies and children can be killed if they pose a threat to the nation.

Shapiro based the majority of his teachings on passages quoted from the Bible, to which he adds his opinions and beliefs.

“It is permissable to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation,” he wrote, adding: “If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandments - because we care about the commandments - there is nothing wrong with the murder.”

Several prominent rabbis, including Rabbi Yithak Ginzburg and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, have recommended the book to their students and followers.

That's not going to end well.


  1. S.S.D.R.
    (Same Stuff, Different Religion.)

  2. I don't think religion causes crazy.

    I also don't think pornography causes rape or metal music causes violence.

    I think the connections here aren't causal just casual.

    For example viewing pornography has in some studies been a prominent passtime among those who have become sexual predators. Some people have also alledged that many who have engaged in violent behavior enjoy heavy metal music. It is also onvious that screaming nutjobs are often theistic.

    However it is more reasonable that rather than causing sexual violence, pornography is simply something that is attractive to those prone to sexual violence. Likewise Heavy Metal music is attractive to those prone to physical violence and religion is attractive to those who are absolutely insane.

    This doesn't mean that everyone or even a significant portion of people who likes porn will commit rape, it just means that most people who commit rape like porn. Also not everyone who practices religion is bunny boiling crazy. However many absolute wackadoos just love religion.

  3. But..but...religion gives us morality!

    The best analysis there is of this is Bob Altemeyer's book The Authoritarians. Everyone should read it.

  4. This guy obviously forgot to read the rest of his Bible if he thinks it condones violence.

  5. Also - and this is a poke at both anonymous and the original article - is "bible" really the right word, here?


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