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02-08-2011, 06:15 PM
The true start of this affair occurred on a day in 458 BC which this narrative will reach in its sixth
chapter. On that day the petty Palestinian tribe of Judah (earlier disowned by the Israelites) produced a racial
creed, the disruptive effect of which on subsequent human affairs may have exceeded that of explosives or
epidemics. This was the day on which the theory of the master-race was set up as "the Law".
Judah-ism was retrogressive even in 458 BC, when men in the known world were beginning to turn
their eyes away from idols and tribal gods and to look for a God of all men, of justice and of neighbourliness.
Confucius and Buddha had already pointed in that direction and the idea of one-God was known among the
neighbouring peoples of Judah. Today the claim is often made that the religious man, Christian, Muslim or
other, must pay respect to Judaism, whatever its errors, on one incontestable ground: it was the first universal
religion, so that in a sense all universal religions descend from it. Every Jewish child is taught this. In truth,
the idea of the one-God of all men was known long before the tribe of Judah even took shape, and Judaism
was above all else the denial of that idea.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead (manuscripts of which were found
in the tombs of kings of 2,600 BC, over two thousand years before the Judaist "Law" was completed)
contains the passage: "Thou art the one, the God from the very beginnings of time, the heir of immortality,
self-produced and self-born; thou didst create the earth and make man". Conversely, the Scripture produced
in Judah of the Levites asked, "Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the Gods?" (Exodus).


02-08-2011, 06:32 PM
The sect which attached itself to and mastered the tribe of Judah took this rising concept of one-God
of all-peoples and embodied it in its Scripture only to
[2] destroy it, and to set up the creed based on its denial. It is denied subtly, but with scorn, and as the creed
is based on the theory of the master-race this denial is necessary and inevitable. A master-race, if there be
one, must itself be God.
The creed which was given force of daily law in Judah in 458 BC was then and still is unique in the
world. It rested on the assertion, attributed to the tribal deity (Jehovah), that "the Israelites" (in fact, the
Judahites) were his "chosen people" who, if they did all his "statutes and judgments", would be set over all
other peoples and be established in a "promised land". Out of this theory, whether by forethought or
unforeseen necessity, grew the pendent theories of "captivity" and "destruction". If Jehovah were to be
worshipped, as he demanded, at a certain place in a specified land, all his worshippers had to live there.
Obviously all of them could not live there, but if they lived elsewhere, whether by constraint or their
own choice, they automatically became "captives" of "the stranger", whom they had to "root out", "pull
down" and "destroy". Given this basic tenet of the creed, it made no difference whether the "captors" were
conquerors or friendly hosts; their ordained lot was to be destruction or enslavement.