In contrast, the history and culture of Iran are more in tune with the teaching and actions of Jesus that Christians profess to value, as well as of universal human values.
His behaviour is, shall we say, not very appealing.His earliest public act was to destroy the religious icons of other people’s beliefs.He was likely kicked out of Ur for some outrageous offense against a civilized and prosperous community.He impregnated Hagar, and then abandoned her and her child, Ishmael.He prostituted his own wife.He was prepared to kill his own child to serve the voices in his head.
Such claims are said to be antisemitic.
The fact is that Germany is NOT Semitic.It IS “Aryan,” in terms of its linguistic and cultural values.So is Scotland and most of Europe, and the United States.Non-Semitic is not the same as Anti-Semitic.
Why should Aryans,like the Germans,and Jefferson,and most Europeansas well as Iranians,be forced to think of themselves as Semitic,as ‘children’ of the flawed character that is Abraham?
“The sixty-seven words of the Balfour Declaration changed the course of history.”
Iranians are not
and have never been
good vs. bad behaviour has eternal consequences.
The Aryans took the spoken word very seriously. Like all other phenomena, speech was a god. . .Aryan religion was not very visual. . . .Instead, they found that the act of listening brought them close to the sacred. Quite apart from its meaning, the very sound of a chant was holy; even a single syllable could encapsulate the divine.Similarly, a vow, once uttered, was eternally binding, and a lie was absolutely evil because it perverted the holy power inherent in the spoken word.The Aryans would never lose this passion for absolute truthfulness.” ~ Armstrong, p. 4-5.
Compare Rafsanjani’s behaviour to the behaviour of Israel’s leaders in the “peace process” over the past 40 years.
I am Cyrus, King of the globe, great king, mighty king, King of Babylon, king of the land of Sumer and Akad, King of ……, king of the four quarters of Earth, son of Cambysis (Kambujiye), great king, king of Anshan, grandson of Cyrus (Kurosh), great king, king of Anshan, descendant of Teispes (Chaish Pish), great king, king of Anshan, progeny of an unending royal line, whose rule, The Gods, Bel and Nabu cherish, whose kingship they desire for their hearts’ and pleasures.When I well disposed, entered Babylon, I had established the seat of government in the royal palace of the ruler, amidst jubilation and rejoicing. Marduk the great god, induced the magnanimous inhabitants of Babylon to love me, and I sought daily to worship him when my numerous soldiers in great numbers peacefully entered Babylon and moved about undisturbed in the midst of the Babylon, I did not allow anyone to terrorize the people of the lands of Sumer and Akad and ……I kept in view, the needs of the people and all their sanctuaries to promote their well being.I strove for peace in Babylon and in all his other sacred cities.As to the inhabitants of Babylon who against the will of the gods were enslaved, I abolished the corvee which was against their social standing, I freed all slaves.I brought relief to their dilapidated housing, putting thus an end to their misfortunes and slavery.Marduk, the great lord, was well pleased with my deeds, rejoiced and to me, Cyrus, the king who worshipped him, and to Cambysis, my son, the offspring of my loins, and to all my troops he graciously gave his blessing, and in good sprit, before him we stood peacefully and praised him joyously.”
WE HAVE TO STOP BEING AFRAID OF JEWS.
THAT’S NOT THE SAME AS EXPRESSING HATRED OF JEWS,
THOUGH THAT IS SURELY HOW IT WILL BE CAST.
“We will not be bullied by your appeals to “antisemitic guilt,” or holocaustiana. That’s over.”