Do you really think god wants tens of thousands even hundreds of thousands of people to die for a piece of dirt? The whole thing is nonsensical as far as I’m concerned..Interesting observations that go to the heart of the “Israel Question”, @justjess -
The big “if” is that if “sacredness” is to be understood simply in purely sociological terms, what happens when two people lay claim to something with contradictory accounts of who a “sacred” site or territory belongs to? Who gets to say who is right? Perhaps they would be best simply meeting in the middle?
If, on the other hand, there is substance to the notion that God has a future purpose for Israel, the question takes on dimensions beyond the reach of ordinary human negotiations.
I’m sure you can see that depending on their beliefs, one person may come to the question with a very different “if” to another.
@Thunderian im not disagreeing with you. I’m not even getting into all that because I don’t know enough to have a qualified opinion. All I’m saying is when is enough enough? Trillions of dollars, tens or even hundreds of thousands of lives. For what? we could just stop digging in our heels and end it all if we wanted to.
I’m not sure why ushering in the end times is even a worthy goal.