Why are many Jews so dogmatically liberal, when conservatism is clearly in their interest? It’s quite simple: For assimilated Jews (like “ex-Catholics,” and twice-a year Protestants), liberalism is their religion.
The question came up again regarding the shameful behavior of some in Pittsburgh’s Jewish community who protested the president’s visit to honor victims of the synagogue shootings.
Logically, it makes no sense. Trump is the best friend Israel has ever had in the White House – yes, even better than Ronald Regan. After decades of diplomatic dithering, he moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Part of his family is Jewish. He’s stalwart in standing against Islamic extremism – witness tearing up the suicidal Iran deal.
But logic has nothing to do with it. Jews need to believe. It’s hardwired into our systems.
For Jews who’ve abandoned Torah – or, more likely, never knew it – liberalism is a convenient substitute religion, even though most of its tenets are diametrically opposed to Torah Judaism. This may be seen in the voting patterns of Hasidic neighborhoods in New York City, which mirror those of evangelicals in the Bible Belt.
Trying to talk liberal Jews out of their liberalism is futile. You can’t challenge a man’s religion.
[Editor’s Note] – The same liberalism within American Jews as described above is also quite abundant within the so-called Christian Church in America.
The Bible is clear on many topics that are readily being abandoned by many Christian churches and leaders as they try to conform to the world instead of remaining true to the religion they claim to be.
The Bible is clear that God says homosexuality is an abomination and punishable by death, yet more and more churches are condoning homosexuality and even ordaining homosexuals into the clergy.
The Bible is clear that fornication of any kind (sex outside of marriage) is a sin, and yet many Christian churches and Christians have no problem living together before marriage.
The Bible is clear that marriage is a sacred union created as a covenant agreement by God between one man and one woman, but far too many Christian churches, leaders and Christians are embracing same-sex marriages.
The Bible is clear that if anyone harms an unborn child that they are too be punished, as yet more and more Christians are embracing and supporting abortion – the willful and intentional murder of an innocent unborn child.
Sadly, on our local news, they interviewed a local Jewish rabbi for comments on the synagogue shooting. She spoke out against Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh. Yes, that’s right, I said the rabbi was a woman, which is strictly forbidden in the Torah as well as in the New Testament, and yet, many Christian churches are ordaining women and homosexuals to be their religious teachers and leaders.
If Jews and Christians lived their religion as faithfully as many Muslims do, America would not be experiencing many of the problems we are currently facing. America would still have a strong moral foundation and socialists would still be in hiding.
Liberalism has spread and corrupted America’s Jews and Christians, just as Scripture warns against.
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