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Roger Farinha

Founder, New American Spring

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Should Israel go all out?

Israel clearly exists as a nation on the basis of its claim to have been given its traditional land borders by the revelation of the one true God. Compromise therefore doesn't make sense. "In for a penny, in for a pound." Should Israel just chuck in its tiptoeing around the various international and Arab demands, take its original borders, and let its very existence rest on the promise of God? To me, this is the only rational option, given the very identity of the Jewish people. What say you?

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    Nov 22 2012: Hi Roger.
    The same bible that gives us the history of the Jews also gives us the final outcome. I doubt that many modern day Israelis take the bible at face value, so they will act in a more human way. The bible seems to predict that it will be the enemies of Israel who will go for broke, & their Messiah will intervene at the eleventh hour to rescue them.
    So, if the bible is accurate about Jewish ownership of the land, it could be accurate about the final outcome. Maybe we should watch in awe the out working of God's plan.

    :-)
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      Nov 22 2012: I remind you that I am not espousing any action in particular. I am just conducting a logical exercise that says that the religious, ethnic, and national identity of the Jews (taken from their earliest historical, scriptural account) dictates their being bold, and going all out for God's promise. Or if not, they should renounce their identities, and melt into Arab territories. I'm not trying to be fundamentalist or devils advocate or anything.

      As a TED community participant, I'm just trying to show where flat reason points in various occasions.
    • Nov 23 2012: Are you truly hoping that they acted in an inhumane way?
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        Nov 25 2012: You're getting human & humane mixed up.
        I am saying that the Israelis will act without reference to the bible. They will use their own human understanding. The outcome of this process will, however, be in alignment with biblical prophecy.
        IMHO.

        :-)

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