Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Since when did the U.S. start honoring the pronouncements of a big god in the sky for foreign policy?

By which I mean in relation to Israel. The idea of a pact between Yahweh and Abraham means absolutely nothing to me since I don't believe in the Judeo-Christian god. That's an understatement. In fact I oppose the conception of a monotheistic god in this sort of formulation. If you take away the imaginary agreement you're left with the cold hard facts of political conflict within an area defined by colonialism.

Viewing Israelis as having a 'right' to Israel based on the Bible allows the context of the British Mandate system and the use of force within that system by Jewish settlers to seize control of Palestine and then commit ethnic cleansing against its original inhabitants.

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