Originally Posted by WizardofOz
This isn't about Paul, it's about Ben.
So what if Christianity isn't what you want it to be or based on what you want it to be? Be Jewish and proud. What does bashing Christianity get you?
Do the Karaites have "proper Jewish foundation"? What about Hasidic Jews; proper foundation?
Your words on TOL are not Jewish so much as simply anti-Christian. Would you prefer all Christians convert to Judaism?
You think Judaism is great? Awesome. Rock on.
What does bashing Christianity accomplish for you or for Judaism?
Well, not that my intent is to convert Christians to Judaism, but, since you ask, as a result of my personal studies with them, five former Gentiles from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church have converted to Judaism. Two of the girls got married here with two nice Israeli young men and each has given birth to two Jewish children. It means that I have contributed to Judaism with nine souls, plus two from the "Messianic Jews" faction that have returned to Judaism proper. But all from my face-to-face dialogue with. Through internet forums, it is just close to impossible.
My work with Christians can hardly be referred to as bashing Christianity. I am just trying to bring to their mind that, to pick up a Jew to hellenize Judaism with him is nothing different from vandalizing Judaism with a foreign religion.
IMHO, the Karaites do have proper Jewish foundation because their views are more akin to the Bibical Judaism than Rabbinical Judaism. But Rabbinical Judaism also has proper Jewish foundation where distinction is made between literal and metaphorical interpretations. Even Kabbalah, where they shun superstitions in favor of metaphorical interpretation, I can see proper Jewish foundation. But the study of Kabbalah, usually leads to superstions.
Christianity is out of question. Its foundation is essentially hellenistic.