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|Comment||Thanks for the honest answer Eli! I have been doing a bit of "soul searching" lately. Much of the information I find on the internet is full of hate and just plain garbage. So I came to all experts to seek enlightenment from "experts" in their particular religion. I have asked many questions under different accounts to try and get a "level playing field" if you will on religion. Here is my conclusion. I have focused on Christianity, Judaism and Islam. All of them seem to interpret their book of choice differently among experts. I have received many conflicting answers on the questions I have asked. I already know the meaning of Kosher for example and why this is done. But like the question I asked you, there is no factual answer and people will twist it to the ends of time. I asked the Christians this question among some others, I refuse to accept Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, am I going to Hell? The varied amount of answers and reasoning behind them makes no sense what-so-ever! The Islamic "experts", well let's just say, Scientology and Mormonism make more sense! I am convinced to stay Agnostic for many reasons, these religions can't seem to get their stories straight! I was born and raised Catholic and the religion that I once belonged to has let me down. If I was ever forced(or even just change) to join a religion, I would become a Jew. They(you) have by FAR given me the best answers and the fairest. I have always been a fan of Israel Eli. Krav Maga has made its' way to my MMA training for good reason. I wish the people there would just take what belongs to them and even expand. I know that is easier said then done. Anyway, even though we don't see eye to eye on God, you got a friend here. I do not believe in followers. Deep down inside ALL OF US is a leader. SHALOM! Joe|
If you are a Jewish person who has been approached by missionaries and who is considering leaving the Jewish faith, please let me know and I will help you see how beautiful and moreover how right the Jewish religion is. Don't leave the truth of your fathers before you resolve the facts for yourself, and I can help you on that journey.
I have been involved in counter-missionary activity for several years, counseling many Jews who have left or have considered leaving Judaism having been attracted by other religions. I have been able to show the truth to these people through the correct reading of the texts (vs. deliberately wrong translations used by missionaries), through showing how missionaries manipulate the Jewish scriptures to achieve their goals, and through helping you rediscover the beauty and truth of authentic Judaism.
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Largely self-taught, I still am and will be learning for a long, long time. I have educated myself through a wealth of resources, including Nachmanides' Disputation, Hyam Maccoby's writings on Christianity and Judaism, as well as such vast resources as Outreach Judaism, Torah Atlanta, and a great number of others.