Comments on: Jewish settlers claim biblical birthright to occupied West Bank land http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/27/jewish-settlers-claim-biblical-birthright-to-occupied-west-bank-land/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: shastakath http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/27/jewish-settlers-claim-biblical-birthright-to-occupied-west-bank-land/comment-page-1/#comment-26168 Sat, 02 Oct 2010 20:45:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=16229#comment-26168 problem with being “chosen people” is lack of consensus — when the Irish and native americans can invoke divine right, then Zionists can, too. . . Until then, it’s hogwash.

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By: PhatBot http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/27/jewish-settlers-claim-biblical-birthright-to-occupied-west-bank-land/comment-page-1/#comment-26041 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 14:19:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=16229#comment-26041 Agreed. Real Estate is not ‘God given.’

Israel’s assertion is bullocks.

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By: kevin1234 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/27/jewish-settlers-claim-biblical-birthright-to-occupied-west-bank-land/comment-page-1/#comment-26039 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:34:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=16229#comment-26039 This is the essence of the problem. Using an ancient religious text as grounds for modern day theft, is just so completely wrong. You expect me to feel content that I have to give up my farmland so that you can bring in some foreigners and force me out with a gun pointed to my head, because ‘its either you or me’.

Find somewhere else, there’s plenty of room in the world, you don’t need to steal

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By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/27/jewish-settlers-claim-biblical-birthright-to-occupied-west-bank-land/comment-page-1/#comment-26013 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:39:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=16229#comment-26013 “would be like severing a limb from his body”.

I built my own house on my own plot of land to my own design – but somehow the real estate assessment people never quite recognize that I would like the place to feel like an extension of my body too. They keep telling me it is getting more expensive – even when it isn’t. And I bought the lot the old fashioned way – from a realtor – from a willing and fully informed seller without the aid of the national armed forces. And there isn’t a soldier in sight protecting my “God given right”. Can’t remember the last time I shot at a neighbor are they at me either.

Someday I am going to have to learn to amputate a limb or develop a more realistic assessment of where my skin and bones end and the ground begins. I’m getting old and won’t be able to keep it forever unless I happen to die in it.

I envy the God of real estate you worship. Why are all the other Churches and religions keeping this character a secret so long? All we ever got was a hymnal or a prayer book and maybe some beads.

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