Lost Budgie, some guy that insinuates he is a cop in Toronto, writes an article on Saudi’s gouging out eyes as punishment. In his post, he writes:
“Islamic civilization and values seem to be a tad different from our North American Judeo-Christian foundations – not that there’s anything wrong with that…”
Of course, he is correct – if you mean Judeo-Christian to mean “North American.” I think.
For just as Saudis would use eye gouging as punishment, there are some parts of North America, that I bet Lost Budgie that would agree consititue a culture of “Judeo-Christian” culture, that continue to execute people as punishment. In fact, the State of California used this brutal and inhuman punishment recently.
I wonder if Lost Budgie would agree with the brutality of killing someone out of punishment?
I sure hope he would not see this as the “Judeo” part of “Judeo-Christian” though. “Christians” have been putting people to death as a punishment for far longer, and for many more “reasons” than the Jews ever did. And of course, through the centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has done much more than “gouge eyes out” when it suited the rulers of the Church to do so. It was not that long ago, relatively speaking when is discussing “Judeo-Christianity,” that Christians in North America burned people to death that they suspected were witches. Of course abandoning all logic, and reality, people were burned and put to death out of a “Christian” belief.
Interestingly enough, even with all the terrorism that goes on in and around Israel, the very last execution in the state of Israel was in 1962.
I bet there are a lot of Jews, Israelites, that would like to tell Lost Budgie that his use of “Judeo-Christian” with regard to punishment is probably quite false (and maybe even offensive to them). It may indeed be his idea of “Christian,” (and after examining the history of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the previous ten centuries, might be true), but it is certainly not a “Judeo” tradition.
Lost Budgie, and any other bird brains out there, might want to do some research on “Judeo” traditions before including the phrase beside “Christian” traditions. Otherwise, we can just know that bird brains, including Lost Budgies, are so full of shit, what can we believe before even bothering to consider their opinion?
Bird Brain, please tell us what you really do know about “Judeo” traditions? And while you’re at it, why not tell us when the first known occurrence of the term “Judeo-Christian” ever appeared? You think it was about 2,000 years ago? Maybe about a 1,000 years ago, in some Latin Roman Catholic theology? Hmm.. nope. How about 400 years ago, during the Protestant Reformation? Nope again.
Want to try about one hundred years ago, for political purposes? Bingo. You’d be correct with that last try! In other words, the term “Judeo-Christian” is pretty much meaningless, in reality.