I’ve got to gripe a little here.
If you are reading my blog for the first time….I was at one time in my life an Orthodox Jew.
I respected my faith very much and I had fear that if I didn’t follow the ritualistic protocol of Judaism, I believed that I was going to be “punished” by the One Above.
I also believed that if I am going to be punished for not being a “good” Jew, then other people that are not “good” Jews will also be punished.
I have gotten older and a little more mature and I realize now that I may have been wrong about this childish view of G-d.
As an adult, I realize that we cannot tell another person what G-d wants from them, because we are not G-d and to dare insist that we are sure that another person is going to “Hell” for their deeds…..is quite presumptuous.
But……since I have come to this realization……I have a hard time with Rabbis and Priests that claim to know what G-d wants from all of us.
And, apparently they know that G-d wants the same thing from everybody…… G-d wants all of us to fear Him.
Let me tell you why I think this is blasphemous.
Note: Since I can only discuss Judaism, because I am Jewish, I have no choice but to limit my gripes to the Rabbis that do this and what kind of negative impact they have on the Jewish community as a whole. I cannot discuss other religions, however, that does not mean that this does not occur within other religions. I want to clearly state that I am not under the impression that Judaism is the one and only religion guilty of what I am about to rant about.