Where Religions Differ
Comparative religion looks at what each religion teaches on important subjects directly from their religious books. Clear statements from the Qur’an, Bible, Talmud and other religious books are presented so that the reader can judge for themselves what the true message is from each holy book regarding issues of importance to all human beings. Historical actions taken in the name of these religions are also examined. The attacks against Al-Islam are defended by direct comparisons between what Al-Islam teaches and Muslims practice versus the teachings and practices in Christianity, Judaism and other religions.
This section addresses areas where religion differ. It is believed that rather than the univesal message of oneness from our Creator, the areas of difference represents the influence of human beings on our Creator's divine words.
Pt 1– ‘Our man in the Vatican’
At a time when organized Jewish interests worldwide are in perpetual screech mode over the fact there isn’t quite enough war, lawlessness, and human suffering, it’s a bad sign—bad sign indeed–when these same interests gather to sing the praises of a new Pope, said to represent the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Did we say ‘singing the praises’ of a new Pope? Our apologies then for short-changing the reader. It—the reaction on the part of organized Jewish interests to the election of one Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio–has been nothing less than a quiet riot of sorts, or at least mildly Purimesque.
This is a backgrounder of the struggle in Tibet and how the US has been building up Dalai Lama to pursue their ideological struggle. In the US many uninformed people had been awed by his philosophy on "peace" and "non-violence". This article will bare facts to the real color and intent of the Lama, why the US had given him a Nobel Prize and many more. - Kalovski Itim, The True Story of Maoist Revolution in Tibet, When the Dalai Lamas Ruled: Hell on Earth.
Hard Climate, Heartless Society
Tibet is one of the most remote places in the world. It is centered on a high mountain plateau deep in the heart of Asia. It is cut off from South Asia by the Himalayas, the highest mountains in the world. Countless river gorges and at least six different mountain ranges carve this region into isolated valleys. Before all the changes brought about after the Chinese revolution of 1949, there were no roads in Tibet that wheeled vehicles could travel. All travel was over winding, dangerous mountain trails by mule, by foot or by yaks which are hairy cow-like mountain animals. Trade, communications and centralized government were almost impossible to maintain.
When we study religions, comparing them, we find that part of the world has believed in reincarnation, but most of the world has not held this belief. Krishna, Shiva, and Buddha are said to have taught the doctrine of reincarnation; Moses, Christ, and Muhammad have said nothing about it. This divides religions into two groups; but when we make a deeper study we see that we can combine the two, for the tendency of the Sufi is rather to unite than to differ.
There are four widely spread religions, Brahminism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, which have great influence upon humanity through their diffusion. Let us ask each what it has to say on the matter.
Islam is silent on this subject; Christianity says nothing. In their scriptures if there may rarely be a verse which supports this idea, there will be ten verses which disprove it.
Let us now consider Brahminism. There are four grades of Brahmins: Brahmachari, Grihasta, Vanaprasti, and Sanyasi. The three lower grades will perhaps answer, 'Yes, there is reincarnation, but it depends upon our Karma, our actions. If we, who are men, behave like animals; we may come again as animals; we may be a cow or a dog or a cat, or else we may be a human being of a lower order than we are now; and if we live a righteous life we shall find ourselves in a better condition in our next incarnation.' When we ask the highest authority among Hindus, the Sanyasi, he will say, 'You will perhaps reincarnate, I shall not. I am Jivan Mukta, free; I am above the cycle of births and deaths.'
Since 2009 Israel Shamir has sought to damage the credibility of my work based on his retailing lies, falsification and misrepresentation, beginning with a farrago of unconscionable libel he penned and which E. Michael Jones published in the Catholic magazine "Culture Wars." Dr. Jones refused to print my rebuttal.
In "Culture Wars" Mr. Shamir exhibited his alleged expert knowledge of Judaism and contrasted his great learning with the status he assigned to me as an "ignoramus." For example, he contradicted my assertion that the occult belief in reincarnation is a dogma in Orthodox Judaism. He stupidly wrote that Judaism is "totally opposed to that of reincarnation." Jones enthusiastically published this tripe and Shamir dares to continue to pose as the expert who debunks Hoffman the humbug.
Mr. Shamir also ridiculed my assertion that the "halachos of niddah" (rabbinic laws on menstruation) are oppressive, or even enforced ("One may be fascinated by or disregard such sixth century trivia, written 1400 years ago in Iraq"). This supposed outdated "trivia," in the form of hundreds of pathological rabbinic laws that must be observed by contemporary frum Judaic women on pain of various curses related to sudden death or the birth of handicapped children, is one of the harshest realities of life for Orthodox Judaic couples of child-bearing age.
Mr. Shamir is so unscrupulous he even lied about the physical condition of "Judaism Discovered," a hardcover volume expensively printed by a company that produces books for America's major university presses according to old-fashioned standards of craftsmanship, using smyth-sewn signatures. He alleged that "Judaism Discovered" was a shoddy specimen: "the printer's did a poor job."
For writing the book "Judaism Discovered," Shamir termed me a loathsome creature who is "saturated with infamy and reeking with falsehood."
Now he resurfaces in 2011 with more brazen lies, declaring to Michael Santomauro's readers "there is no permissible age for molestation" and that this writer is a fraud ("humbug") for asserting otherwise. Mr. Shamir makes this serious charge based on nothing more than his own ispe dixit.
If the prestige of an alleged Judaic convert to Christianity is a sufficient substitute for scholarship, readers are welcome to believe Mr. Shamir. However, I have photographically reproduced in the 2011 edition of "Judaism's Strange Gods" the texts from the Babylonian Talmud which do indeed give the permission for molestation of boys under the age of nine. Shamir defends those texts by denying they exist ("this is plainly not true").
Plainly? What is plain is Mr. Shamir's chutzpagh. That he claims to be a convert to Christianity and at the same time whitewashes this evil is almost beyond belief. Judaism has an infinite capacity for self-delusion and Israel Shamir, as someone still not completely free of that tradition, is no exception.