[Milton-L] Resend of question re Judaism

alan horn alanshorn at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 04:27:31 EDT 2006


Shame
> on us, for not understanding the universality of the claim that "all men are
> brothers."

Unlike the universalist religions of Christianty and Islam, you won't
find anything in the Jewish tradition like "all men are brothers"
until the Enlightenment-influenced German reform movement of the
nineteenth-century. And no sentiment could be more unassimilatably
antithetical to caste-ridden Hinduism.

Carol's question could as meaningfully be rephrased as: "how many
(modern) religions DON'T preach hatred of one's enemies--active or
passive?" I suspect that the answer would be (except for the obvious
moderates) almost none.

Alan H.


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