Wednesday, May 23, 2018

"Thy sins be forgiven thee" - The Holocaust Causality Revealed

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The Holocaust Causality Revealed

The Roman Empire occupied Jerusalem, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, etc., 2000 years ago.  The fate of the Jewish people was at stake, since there was no assurance of survival of Jewish people and their religion, Judaism.

It was unthinkable that Judaism would influence the culture of Europe, which was at the time under control of the Roman Empire, except some norther areas today called Germany and North Europe for the next 2000 years.
Hebraism is just as important a factor in the development of Western civilization as Hellenism, and Judaism, as the mother religion of Christianity, has considerably shaped Western ideals and morality since the Christian Era.
As Jewish people made wars against the Empire in the first century only to be defeated and expelled from Jerusalem, indeed there was no assurance that they could survive for the next 2000 years to be in such status as we observe today.

But as the Roman Empire adopted Christianity explicitly rooted in Judaism, some ideas and traditions of Judaism came to be carried with Christianity into post-Roman Europe.  Whoever has learnt and had faith in Christianity has come to know existence of Jewish people and Judaism in these 2000 years.

Although it is emphasized that many Christians in Europe sometimes discriminated, suppressed, and even physically attacked Jewish people, not all the European Christians were biased against Jewish people. Therefore, there happened no total massacre and extirpation of the Jewish people. They did not disappear from the earth like many ancient tribes or the Neanderthalers.  In most cases, they must have been able to live rather peacefully along with Christians despite occasional tragedies.  

However, since they had been defeated by the Roman Empire and expelled out of Palestine, they did not try for real to return to Palestine and Jerusalem.  Although the Western Roman Empire collapsed in 476, Jewish people as a tribe did not try for real to go back to Palestine and Jerusalem. And the Eastern Roman Empire collapsed in 1453, Jewish people as a tribe did not try for real to go back to Palestine and Jerusalem.  Even before WWII when many Jewish people became somewhat rich and members of the middle class with enough resources to go back to Palestine and Jerusalem, they would not.  Then they were persecuted by Nazi Germany and millions of Jewish people were killed so unduly.  Only after this Holocaust incident, they for real tried to go back to Palestine and Jerusalem.  And the modern nation Israel was established in 1948.

But this fact is strange.  Judaism 2000 years ago or at the time of dispersion of Jewish people from Palestine, Judaism was rooted in the Jerusalem temple.  Even Christ Jesus regarded the temple as sacred.  If Jewish people had kept their true faith in God enshrined in the Jerusalem temple, they should have tried to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild their lives and a new temple there like the days before the conquest by Romans.  Then God should have been satisfied and given more blessing to Jewish people who would return to Jerusalem from Europe as soon as it became possible.  But as if God had been neglected, Jewish people continued to live in Europe and succeeded to be rich somewhat enough to be envied by Hitler and Nazi Germans.  So, it is as if Jewish people chose rich living in Europe than poor or hard living in Palestine.

This is a blasphemy.  While God let the Roman Empire perish, Jewish people did not try to return to Jerusalem to praise God.  But they were drinking, eating, dancing, and making money in post-Roman Europe.  It is no wonder that God got angry.  And then, the Holocaust occurred.

If God had expected thousands of Jewish people to return to Jerusalem every year since 476 or tens of thousands of people each year since 1453, the total number estimated by God as possible returnees would be millions.  And thus God requested sacrificed victims of millions of Jewish people in WWII before they came back to Palestine and established Israel in 1948.

From the view of the nature of God in the Old Testament, the theological
causal relationship between the Holocaust in WWII and Judaism is as stated above.  Consequently, if we accept this theory, we must believe that it is Jewish people themselves that has to be blamed for the Holocaust rather than Hitler and Nazi Germans.  And ultimately, it can be ascribed to wrath of God on Jewish people who had neglected the holy city Jerusalem for centuries.

God is indeed righteous and square to Jewish people as depicted in the Old Testament, while He gave such glory to Jewish people as the status of God's chosen people.

So, Jewish people should not blindly hate European Christians and especially Germans.  It should be also understood that the memory of the Holocaust cannot be any excuse for their cold and cruel attitudes to Arab neighbors, although Muslims should respect Jewish people as God's chosen people prior to Muhammad.

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Luk 5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
Luk 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
Luk 5:23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?