[b-hebrew] Calm Down! (FROM MODERATORS)

Kevin Riley klriley at alphalink.com.au
Tue Oct 16 19:50:16 EDT 2007

It is fine if you want to believe all of this, as long as you are willing to
accept that many of us may not accept it and do not intend our beliefs to be
racist or an insult to anyone, and that we will not apologise for not
believing as you do.  To avoid all insinuations when referring to
Israel/Canaan/Palestine/etc seems to be very difficult, as virtually every
alternative comes with some sort of baggage.  Perhaps we just all need to
read the terms as being neutral unless otherwise stated.
Kevin Riley
-------Original Message------- 
From: Shoshanna Walker 
Date: 17/10/2007 8:30:37 AM 
I disagree, I do not think that it is racist to believe that Torah 
Existed before Creation, that it was G-d's blueprint for creating the 
World and that therefore it contains all knowledge of past present 
And future in it, That G-d used the Hebrew letters as tools for the 
Creation of the world, that the original Torah existed without word 
Breaks, but that Moshe was given one particular version with the word 
Breaks that have been handed down to us, that the Torah pre-existed 
Every other language, including Arabic, that everything one wants to 
Know about Torah (and about more than Torah as well) is CONTAINED in 
The Torah, and that therefore there is no need to look elsewhere for 
Explanations of Torah, even where our understanding seems to be 
Lacking at first, that only a fraction of this information is 
Contained in the words themselves, and the rest in infinitely deeper 
And deeper layers within. 
I do not believe this position is an insult to anyone. It certainly 
Is not racist, and does not need an apology. 

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