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Judeo-Christian ?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:32 am
by PaulSacramento
I have read on a few websites, typically either far-right or orthodox Jew, that there is no judeo-christian tradition.

These websites then go on to show that, quite correctly, Judaism and Christianity are NOT the same and are, in many ways, polar opposites.

I agree with that, when it comes to RELIGION.

Problem is that no one talks about "Judeo-Christian religion", we talk about Judeo-Christian tradtion or values which means:
The things that Jews and Christians SHARE in COMMON via the OT:
The Ten commandments for example.
Welcoming strangers
Taking care of the ill, etc.

It seems that those that say judeo-Christain values and traditions do NOT exist and then go one to talk about the religious factors, either disregard what the majority mean when we say Judeo-Christian OR they are purposefully trying to create desent.

Re: Judeo-Christian ?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:47 am
by Philip
Or what about this?

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How many college kids have we seen with the above on their bumper. While there is hopefully a core desire for peace, I think most displaying this think it really doesn't matter which faith tradition one follows or believes in - mistakenly thinking either they are just all different routes to Heaven or they are perhaps merely an atheist or agnostic who basically believes they are all irrelevant religious nonsense (of which only one is not).

Re: Judeo-Christian ?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:28 pm
by RickD
Paul,

I'd say that the only context that I've really heard the Judeo-Christian tradition used, is in the forming of Western civilization, especially the U. S.

As I understand it, Judeo-Christian values, is another name for biblical values. And certainly the west was founded on biblical values. Whether or not those biblical values are taken in proper context from scripture, is another thing.

Re: Judeo-Christian ?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:32 pm
by Nessa
Philip wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:47 am
Or what about this?

Image

How many college kids have we seen with the above on their bumper. While there is hopefully a core desire for peace, I think most displaying this think it really doesn't matter which faith tradition one follows or believes in - mistakenly thinking either they are just all different routes to Heaven or they are perhaps merely an atheist or agnostic who basically believes they are all irrelevant religious nonsense (of which only one is not).
That get along pic, reminds me of the song 'imagine'


And no we can't all get along..