The Jewish Influence on Religion
HOW HAS Jewish influence shaped religion in our civilization? Does it matter if such influence is deliberate or merely instinctive? If you want an informed answer to these questions, here are some resources to consider:
Sir Edward Gibbon on Christianity: The 18th-century author of the classic work The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and one of the greatest authorities on Christianity in his age, came to the conclusion that Christianity did more to undermine Western civilization than help it. The more he studied Christianity, the more he came to disbelieve and dislike it. “In Gibbon’s view, Christianity made for the decline and fall of Rome by sapping the faith of the people in the official (pagan) religion, thereby undermining the state which that religion supported and blessed. To be sure, Gibbon is not blind to the fact that other cults and sects within the Empire were also competing with one another in their attempt to attract believers. As he admits, ‘Rome, the capital of a great monarchy, was incessantly filled with subjects and strangers from every part of the world, who all introduced and enjoyed the favourite superstitions of their native country’ (Ibid., Ch. 2). However, Christianity was to be distinguished from the other flourishing sects in its claim to exclusivity, or in other words, in its claim that it alone held the key to ‘Truth’ and to Heaven, and that all its competitors were vicious and damned. Moreover, as the early Christians believed in the imminent end of this world, they all put their thoughts in the ‘next’ world. This other-worldly attitude proved most disastrous to the Empire during the barbarian invasions, since the Christians, instead of bearing arms to serve the state and the public good, diverted men from useful employments and encouraged them to concentrate on heavenly and private salvation. Needless to say, Gibbon’s anti-Christian position aroused the fury of his Christian contemporaries.”
“Commissary to the Gentiles: The First to See the Possibility of War By Propaganda” by Marcus Eli Ravage, a Jewish writer who was the Rothschilds’ (the Jewish bankers) approved biographer. It appeared in The Century Magazine, February 1928, Vol. 115, No. 4, pp. 476-483. Ravage explains the theory that Christianity was deliberately fabricated as a psychological warfare weapon by ancient Zionists in a deliberate effort to turn the Roman world on its head, in part motivated by a desire to avenge the Roman occupation of Palestine and the destruction of the Temple during the Jewish War. In other words, Christianity is the psychological equivalent of a “computer virus,” except it is designed to screw up Western societies rather than computer hardware.
“A Real Case Against the Jews” by Marcus Eli Ravage. A good supplement to “Commissary to the Gentiles” above.
“Bolshevism from Moses to Lenin: A Dialogue Between Adolf Hitler and Me” by Deitrich Eckart. Translated by Dr. William Pierce. The amazing thing about this article expounding the views of a well-known Jewish critic is how its conspiratorial view of life has similarities to the article listed above by the Jewish author Marcus Eli Ravage, yet Hitler claimed to espouse a thoroughly non-Jewish view of the world.
Complete Online Talmud at come-and-hear.com. Includes analyses by Carol Valentine and Elizabeth Dilling, to include such issues as handling harems, child-sex, child-sacrifice, and other curiosities of an exotic, anachronistic, and highly sociopathic people.
The Invention of the Jewish People by Dr. Shlomo Sand. According to Wikipedia, this Israeli scholar claims: “…most contemporary Jews don’t originate from the ancient Land of Israel. They never existed as a ‘nation-race’ with a common origin. Most of them are descendants of European, Russian and African groups that at various stages in history adopted the Jewish religion, just like others adopted Christianity. He also argues that for a number of Zionist ideologues, ‘the mythical perception of the Jews as an ancient people led to truly racist thinking’. Sand’s argument is that the people who were the original Jews living in Israel, contrary to what is accepted history, were not exiled following the Bar Kokhba revolt. He has suggested that much of the present day world Jewish population are individuals, and groups, who converted to Judaism at later periods. Just like most contemporary Christians and Muslims are the progeny of converted people, not of the first Christians and Muslims: Judaism was originally, like its two cousins, Islam and Christianity, a converting religion. Additionally, he suggests that the story of the exile was a myth promoted by early Christians to recruit Jews to the new faith. They portrayed that event as a divine punishment imposed on the Jews for having rejected the Christian gospel. Sand writes that ‘Christians wanted later generations of Jews to believe that their ancestors had been exiled as a punishment from God.‘ Sand argues that most of the Jews were not exiled by the Romans, and were permitted to remain in the country. He puts the number of those exiled at tens of thousands at most. This was, in fact, how the book was born. He started looking in studies about the exile from the land, which is a constitutive event in Jewish history, almost like the Holocaust. Sand claims that he could discover no literature about the Jewish expulsion from Israel. His explanation is that no one exiled the people of the country. The Romans sometimes committed ethnocide but they didn’t exile peoples. Sand claims that mass exile wasn’t logistically possible until the 20th century…”
Elizabeth Dilling, author of online work The Jewish Religion, Its Influence Today (formerly titled The Plot Against Christianity). Elizabeth Dilling, a pillar of the American Right in the 1930’s and 40’s, and was a defendant in the Great Sedition Show Trial of 1944 (see Mike Piper TBR article). She was also author of works such as The Roosevelt Red Record and its Background.
Jesus Seminar: According to a Wikipedia article, this seminar consisted of “a controversial research team of about one hundred academic New Testament scholars founded in 1985 by the late Robert Funk under the auspices of the Westar Institute.” It determined “that of the various statements in the Gospels attributed to Jesus, only about 18% of them were likely uttered by Jesus himself.”
Talmud Unmasked at talmudunmasked.com carries the famous work of Father I. B. Pranaitis, 1892.