I recently started exploring new religions, especially Judaism. While I know the basics of the religion, I was wondering if you guys can tell me more about it from a philosophical viewpoint.
It doesn't have an inherent philosophical viewpoint in the sophisticated sense that entails real philosophizing and if you want to lead a life of philosophy you're already omitting yourself from orthodoxy. Your best bet is probably to look into whatever occult and mystic thought underlie the tradition. Kabbalah is the most obvious.
Oh well, jews pretty much invented both moral objectivism and messianism. Also, following laws not for a reward, but for the sake of the laws themselves.
Another interesting point is the notion that instead of converting everyone, they see it as their prime function in god's plan to lead by example.
Also, the talmu and the writings of Solomond are full of dialectics.
>Oh well, jews pretty much invented both moral objectivism and messianism. Also, following laws not for a reward, but for the sake of the laws themselves.
Obviously, none of this is the case.
The basic belief is virulent, racial hatred for each and every non-Jew on Earth.
Racism is rooted in arrogance, self-importance, vanity, egoism and pretentiousness, all of which is a good description of Jewishness.
The idea of loving one's neighbor is highly offensive and anti-Semitic to Jews, which explains their spite and hatred toward Christians.
It's unclear who they despise more: Adolf Hitler or Jesus Christ.