rosewalk at concentric.net
Wed Sep 6 23:01:24 EDT 2006
If you are talking about world views of people, I don't agree at all.
There is a huge huge world of difference between orthodox Jews and
orthodox or any, Christians - - and not between orthodox Jews and
"non observant" Jews.
Actually, it is more nuanced than that.
I think there is a greater difference between "non-religious" Jews and
orthodox Jews, than there is between orthodox Jews and orthodox (small
"o") Christians. Further, there is more similarity among liberal
(Reformed) Jews and liberal "Christians" than among orthodox and
liberal Christian or Jews. Actually, orthodox Judaism is more like
traditional Roman Catholicism (the original liberal "Christianity") in
that they both take tradition as having equal authority to Scripture.
There are more differences than these, but there are a lot more
threads than the simplistic statements below say.
Karl W. Randolph.
On 9/6/06, Shoshanna Walker <rosewalk at concentric.net> wrote:
> I don't think that Christians are just Jews, only with Jesus, and I
> do realize how different the total world view is, the total
> understanding of everything.
> It is very interesting to observe in these discussions just how far
> apart in their thinking are Jews and Christians. Jews tend to think
> that Christians are just Jews, only with Jesus, and Christians tend
> to think that Jews are just Christians only without Jesus (which is a
> big without). The average Jew and the average Christian does not
> realize just how different the total world view is, the total
> understanding of God, of nature, of mankind, of everything.
> Interesting to watch.
> Liz Fried
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