“…When They Love Their Children More Than They Hate Us”
#50 Clio 5/27/2007 12:44:21 pm PDT
Here in Israel, children also put on performances.
Last week was the biblical holiday of Shavuoth, that is among other meanings the spring harvest festival.
Little girls danced wearing white dresses and wreaths of flowers in their hair. Little boys paraded carrying baskets of fruit.
Often, the flowers and fruits are then taken to various homes for the aged or the invalid.
The One and Only Source of Life says (Deuteronomy 30:15–20):
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil, in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances; then thou shalt live and multiply, and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest in to possess it. But if thy heart turn away, and thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I declare unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish; ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over the Jordan to go in to possess it. I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
Whichever writing says otherwise, and makes people act contrary to that, is not from that Source. And he who understands will understand.
And by His inspiration, the Psalmist (King David) says (Psalm 44:3–4):
Thou with Thy hand didst drive out the nations, and didst plant them in; Thou didst break the peoples, and didst spread them abroad. For not by their own sword did they get the land in possession, neither did their own arm save them; but Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance, because Thou wast favourable unto them.
He does not care about primogeniture nor indigenous rights; He favored Jacob over Esau because the former was righteous, the latter wicked, and He did not care a whit of the Canaanites being the “First Nations” of the land, for they incurred His utmost wrath by sacrificing their children to their gods. G-d knows nothing of “multiculturalism” or “political correctness”: whether through the worship of Baal or Moloch or whether through abortion on demand or whether through raising children to be suicide-bombers, the murder of the innocent ones is a sin for which He judges nations with the harshest of judgments.
And no, “resistance to the occupation” cannot excuse raising children to be suicide-bombers. There is resistance, and there is the sign of a society that has wholly succumbed to rebellion against G-d the Creator. The worship of death stems from estrangement from the Holy One, Blessed Is He. Those who are close to Him love life and raise their children to it.