The Holocaust Myth
The myth which I here dispute is not that the Holocaust (so-called with capital H) ever happened, but that it was a unique event. Jews, in particular modern Isrealis, identify strongly with this event (which did in fact happen). Many have felt that they are owed an apology from the government of Germany, or from the German people. The wonder of it is that I have ever yet to hear, or read, that they have offered least slightest apology, or even any hint of remorse for all those other holocausts...you know...the ones in the Torah (aka Biblical Old Testament).
Which holocausts are these, you ask? And here I allow for the Bible itself to answer: all those previous holocausts where the Israelites (ancient Israeli forefathers) committed wholesale wanton rape and murder, utterly destroying entire tribes, nations and races of their neighbors. Oh, yeah...those holocausts... But do not take just my word for it. Let us read how the Bible itself recounts this history...
Note that chapter and verse enumeration varies markedly between translations. These I found mostly in the Gideon’s Bible during various hotel stays (highlighting them in yellow marker). In your copy of the Bible these verses may be numbered a bit either side of the verse numbers here listed. The will surely be there, though.
And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.
Numbers 31:17, 18
Now therefor kill every male among the little ones, and kill every women that hath known a man by lying with him. But the women-children who hath not known a man by lying with him, these you may keep for yourselves.
1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
Their children shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled and their wives ravished.
Samaria shall become desolate: for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed to pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor. And the the children of Levi did according to the word or Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Judges 3:20, 21, 22
And Ehud came unto him: and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he rose out of his seat. And Ehud put forth his left hand and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that the could not draw the dagger out of his belly: and the dirt came out.
Then Jael Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
II Kings 2:23
And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
For ever one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death...
II Kings 6:29
So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I sid unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.
Ask any Christian minister or Jewish Rabbi to explain these horrors and basically your answer will be: That was good because it was our side what did it. God was with us. So it was good. I can’t quite agree, somehow. Just for once, I would like to hear an apology, a hint of remorse. Until such can be offered, by the Jews, it seems a bit callous to me that they loudly demand it of others. But that, of course, is just my opinion.
I really do not enjoy trashing other folks’s beliefs. Hardly would I have wasted time in this dull and tiresome research on quite so uninteresting a topic were not the U.S. government to endorse this so-called history. We now have slogans on our coins. The Pledge of Allegiance, once entirely secular, has been redacted in favor of a particular god. Christian ultra-conservatives have their way in reviewing text books for the public schools. And America’s own King George II wants to spend my taxes in favor of mostly Christian churches. That is too much.
Reactionary right-wing zealots are all the time pointing to Israel, claiming its re-existence as proof of their own historical interpretation. They say, it is some god’s will, which must be obeyed. And upon this evidence insist that their every whim be enacted into law.
It does little good to defend against the gradual encroachment of Christian dogma at the fringes. Bringing Judeo-Christian dogma into government opens it up for public rebuttal. Any fair public accounting must, of necessity, examine this issue at its foundation. And there, at the foundation, is where it is most clearly flawed...
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