Why Don’t Christians Have To Get Circumcised?
A German court ruled on Tuesday that parentsmay not circumcise their sons at birth for religious reasons, because the procedure violates the child’s right to bodily integrity. Both Muslims and Jews circumcise their male children. Why is Christianity the only Abrahamic religion that doesn’t encourage circumcision?
Where do you think circumcision comes from? Fertility ritual? To mark slaves?
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Religion in Politics: God as a Weapon
How and why we use God as a weapon- religion in politics from the founding fathers to the 2012 presidential election.
Was the separation of church and state a Machiavellian tactic to keep the religious united, and to prevent conflicting sects from vying for control of the fledgling nation?
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Anti-Zionism, Post-Zionism, Liberal Zionism- Whats the difference?
Jews Favor Muslims, Mormons Over ‘Christian Right’
Neo-Zionism: Israel Needs a New Narrative
‘Despite the fact that Israel is now a well-armed (nuclear) sovereign state, both narratives lock Israel and Jews into permanent victim status–a lens that could lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy. There are two ways Israel might be eliminated. One is by the actions of external forces; unlikely, given the consequences for any nation that would try to obliterate the country. The other is by the actions of its own leadership.’
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Pro-Israel Mormonism Makes Romney Sweetheart for American Jews
‘The very fact that his Mormonism makes him less popular among evangelical Christians almost certainly makes him more popular among American Jews. Academic analysis of the intersection of religion and politics suggests that Jews maintain a distinctly—and surprisingly—favorable view of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.’
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Israeli America: Jewish support for Obama strong despite Israel stance
Spiritual Servitude? How Religion Justifies Slavery
‘Which revered religious figure - Moses, Jesus, or the Prophet Mohammad - spoke out boldly and unambiguously against slavery? Answer: None of them. One of these men owned slaves, another created laws to regulate - but not ban – slavery. The third’s chief spokesman even ordered slaves to obey their masters, religious scholars say.’
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America and The Jewish Vote: The Specter of Dual Loyalty
Israel’s newest politician breaks his silence, attacks ultra-Orthodox and political corruption