>> Either the Law exists or its abrogated. Jesus by supporting the asherit ha debirot pretty says its active; why else would he say not an iota of the Law (Torah) will vanish till heaven and earth pass away. Paul is the only one who ever says Jesus committing suicide somehow removes it for the rest of Jewry
James was killed because he diverged from the orthodoxy. The New Testament has a number of instances where Jesus diverged from the orthodoxy. If you read James it seems he mostly cared about good deeds which makes it so he don't in fact contradict Paul.
>> And yes I DO QUESTION YOUR SINCERITY; because you just told me the reason you chose Christianity is because you want to be with a conservative community. This does not sound like something a sincere convert would say. Jesus is a matter of convenience for you, he is not someone you would give your life for. Again if tomorrow someone came threatening to kill you and you could save yourself by giving Jesus up, would you take up the offer? Come on, you and I both know the real answer.
I spoke of the Christian community being more prone to conservatism than the secular Jewish community as a reason, not theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee reason. Stop being dishonest Shalmo.
Also, anyone can boast. Noone really knows what they would do in that situation. Probably tell the guy with the gun what he wants to hear and then go about my business. XD
>> There is no insulting going on, remember you are the one who used the ad hominems in the previous threads, I didn't. I am only engaging in a friendly discussion of your decision to be a Christian.
Your side of the conversation wasn't too friendly.
>> As far as my so-called pimping is concerned, if you must know I believe in God, but not Torah MiSinai. But I do believe Torah in various defines what a Jew is, even if a person don't believe in it. A Jew is anyone who identifies with the people this book is about. And yes Orthodox Judaism gets on my nerves for all the reasons you have raved about in this blog, but I have never advocated atheism. I have always advocated approaching religion with rationalism, because I do believe in the divine, but not the special people crap. Which is also why christianity gets on my nerves, because here again you have an "elect" as the Pauline epistles point out, who gain salvation while the rest of us burn in Hell. Its the same special people bullcrap reinvented.
I see, so you want the Torah without the hard stuff. XD
Christianity focuses more on character development rather than rituals. i.e. Ever try letting it go when someone really wronged you? It's haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard. I'm not sure I'm at that level.