IS THE WORLD DESTINED TO BE DOMINATED BY A SINGLE RELIGION?
WHICH ONE WILL IT BE?
WHO WILL BE IN CHARGE OF THIS THEOCRACY?
From some circles it appears that, rather than heading for a "new age of enlightenment" with increased personal freedom, including the freedom from religion, as is popularly believed, the United States ~ and by extension the world ~ is evidently being pushed instead towards a fascistic theocracy.
.If the Hassidic Jewish Movement has its way, the so-called Noahide Laws would be followed to the letter, as would many others found in the "Old Testament," prescribing capital punishment for abortion, euthanasia and "sexual deviation" such as adultery and homosexuality. The punishment, in fact, for breaking any of the Noahide Laws is decapitation.
"Consecrating the Temple Mount to the Name of God so that it can become the moral and spiritual center of Israel, of the Jewish people and of the entire world according to the words of all the Hebrew prophets. It is envisioned that the consecration of the Temple Mount and the Temple itself will focus Israel on (a) fulfilling the vision and mission given at Mt. Sinai for Israel to be a chosen people separate unto God, a holy nation, and a nation of priests, and (b) becoming a light unto all the nations [Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 42:6] so that the Name of God may be revered by all nations and the Biblical way of life may be propagated throughout the world."
"founded by God to stand with Israel against her enemies..."
"No one can stop the God of Israel."
"Whereas Congress recognized the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded;"Whereas these ethical principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization when they were referred to as the Seven Noahide Laws;"Whereas without these ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stand in serious peril of returning to chaos;"Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;"Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not let the citizens of the Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these historical ethical values from our distinguished past to the generations of the future;"Whereas the Lubavitch movement has fostered and promoted these ethical values and principles throughout the world;"Whereas Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered and his eighty-ninth birthday falls on March 26, 1991;"Whereas in tribute to this great spiritual leader, 'the rebbe,' this his ninetieth year will be seen as one of 'education and giving,' the year in which we turn education and charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws; and"Whereas this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state; Now, therefore, be it"Resolved by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That March 26, 1991, the start of the ninetieth year of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, leader of the worldwide Lubavitch movement, is designated as 'EDUCATION DAY U.S.A.' The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities."
WHAT ARE THE NOAHIDE LAWS?
"A Jewish Talmudic designation for seven biblical laws given to Adam and to Noah before the revelation to Moses on Mt Sinai and consequently binding all mankind. Beginning with Genesis 2:16, the Babylonian Talmud listed the first six commandments... After the flood a seventh commandment, given-to Noah, forbade the eating of flesh from living animals (Genesis 9:4). Throughout the ages scholars have viewed the Noahide Laws as a link between Judaism and Christianity, as universal norms of ethical conduct, as a basic concept of international law, or as a guarantee of fundamental human rights for all."
"...the Noahide Laws apply only to non-Jews living under Jewish jurisdiction. Interestingly, Webster's Dictionary, New International Edition 2nd Ed 1950, states that a Noachite is 'one who has taken the 21st degree of the Scottish Rite (Freemasonry).'"
"In discussing this curious sociological development, I was reminded of the stories that have been going around for the past three or four years about shipments of guillotines into the United States. A connection?"
"With further recognition by other nations and international courts, the Seven Noahide Laws should become the cornerstone of a truly 'civilized' international legal order."
"lower than the mosquito."
THE FIRST NOAHIDE LAW
"Thou shall not engage in idol worship."
THE SECOND NOAHIDE LAW
THE THIRD NOAHIDE LAW
"Thou shall not shed innocent blood of an human or fetus nor ailing person who has a limited time to live."
Such murder, as long as it is done by the group who makes up the rules, is apparently acceptable.
After much bickering, it is concluded that "spilling one's seed" or masturbating is "strictly forbidden," as it is equivalent to "murdering one's own children." In other words, masturbation is punishable by death.
THE FOURTH NOAHIDE LAW
"Thou shall not engage in bestial, incestuous, adulterous, or homosexual relations nor commit the act of rape."
"Relations with an animal are forbidden at any stage of the animal's maturity, even the day of its birth.""Even the day of its birth" seems to imply there was doubt that it was wrong to have sex with an animal when it was newborn."Incest" is permissible when not siblings are not maternally related:
THE FIFTH NOAHIDE LAW
"Thou shall not steal."
The justification for the death penalty for thieving is that the Noahide Courts are created to mete out justice so that the violator will not suffer punishment in the "World to Come," i.e., the afterlife. "Because of the justice of the courts, therefore, a man can transgress and still receive a share of the World to Come as a righteous person."
THE SIXTH NOAHIDE LAW
"Thou shall not be cruel to animals."
THE SEVENTH NOAHIDE LAW
"Thou shall establish laws and courts of law to administer these laws, including the death penalty for those who kill, administered only if there is one testifying witness."
Although it seems incredible that these archaic and culturally biased laws could be applicable or relevant to 21st-century America, the wheels are apparently in motion. Such legislation as that passed under the elder George Bush is indicative of what the future holds, i.e., a fascist theocracy, in which the death penalty would be wielded freely.
WHO IS REBBE SCHNEERSON?
"Judaism that makes peace with the world the way it stands now is not Judaism," and that"Kaballa is as central to Judaism as the sun is to the solar system, as a heart is to a body, as Human Liberty is to America."
"The main avodah of this generation is to go out to the final war of the golus, to conquer and to purify all the gentile countries (such that 'and kingship will be Hashem's,' Ovadiah 1:21)." ~ Shabbos Parshas VaYelech, 5746.
"Consequently, it is obvious and self-evident that in modern times we must carry out the Divine Command we received through Moshe [Moses]: 'To compel all human beings to accept the commandments enjoined upon the descendants of Noach.'" (Shabbos Parshas Tsav, 5747, Sichos in English, vol. 35, p. 75)
"The Seven Laws must be explained in a way that the nations can relate to and, because non-Jews do not possess genuine free will, they will be willing to change more quickly and easily than a Jew." (Hisvaduyos 5748 3:183, cited in "The Deed is the Main Thing," Kol Boi Ha'olam, p. 385-386)"Even in the future, the nations will continue to exist, to serve and help the Jewish people. This, then, is our lesson ~ to increase our activities in the areas where the many will be influenced: Jews, the world, and the nations" (Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev, 21 Kislev, 5745)
"There is no room for dialogue with other religions, for the purification of Christianity or lost-ten-tribes theology. These falsehoods...are destructive anti-Torah viewpoints. The Rambam [Schneerson] writes that the time will come when Christians and Muslims will realize that their religions are false, and fault their forefathers for teaching it to them. They will accept the One God of the Jewish people, and all other religions, in any form or variation, will be abolished in their entirety. The time for this is now, and all other approaches only are intended to delay the revelation of the absolute Truth of Torah in the entire world." (Emphasis added.)
"The difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish person stems from the common expression: 'Let us differentiate.' Thus, we do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level. Rather, we have a case of 'let us differentiate' between totally different species. This is what needs to be said about the body: the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world. A non-Jew's entire reality is only vanity. It is written, 'And the strangers shall guard and feed your flocks' (Isaiah 61:5). The entire creation [of a non-Jew] exists only for the sake of the Jews."
"The difference between a Jewish soul and souls of non-Jews all of them in all different levels is greater and deeper than the difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle."
"One of the basic tenets of the Lurianic Cabbala," the authors write, "is the absolute superiority of the Jewish soul and body over the non-Jewish soul and body.According to the Lurianic Cabbala, the world was created solely for the sake of Jews; the existence of non-Jews was subsidiary.If an influential Christian bishop or Islamic scholar argued that the difference between the superior souls of non-Jews and the inferior souls of Jews was greater than the difference between the human soul and souls of cattle, he would incur the wrath of all and be viewed as an anti-Semite by most Jewish scholars regardless of whatever less meaningful, positive statements he included."
"If you saw two people drowning, a Jew and a non-Jew, the Torah says you save the Jewish life first."
"If every simple cell in a Jewish body entails divinity, is a part of God, then every strand of DNA is part of God. Therefore, something is special about Jewish DNA "If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has an infinite value."
A "POWERLESS MINORITY"?
However, as reported in the New Republic, May 4, 1992, the Chabad-Lubavitch interpretation of "humankind" is right in line with their "sacred texts" that constitute the Talmud: To wit, "humankind" does not refer to non-believers in the Law.
"We killed them out of a certain naive hubris. Believing with absolute certitude that now with the White House, the Senate and much of the American media in our hands, the lives of others do not count so much as our own."