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  1. 21 Mar '10 20:48
    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/966952.html
  2. 21 Mar '10 20:53
    Originally posted by living in a cave
    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/966952.html
    only for a short time, for unfortuneatly we humans seem to have a need to argue about one thing or another.
    why is it the grass in another mans field always looks better?
  3. 21 Mar '10 20:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    only for a short time, for unfortuneatly we humans seem to have a need to argue about one thing or another.
    why is it the grass in another mans field always looks better?
    because it has your water supply too?

    the article presents the posited academic theory that the Palestinians were originallyJewish and converted to Islam
  4. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    22 Mar '10 07:34
    The author suggests that there was no large-scale Diaspora out of Palestine -- that most Jews in Palestine necessarily remained in Palestine and over the centuries converted to Islam -- so their ancestors would today be known as 'Palestinians'.

    He says that the presence of so many Jews in Eastern Europe and Spain is the result of the spread of Judaism in the 3rd and 4th centuries and so represent local conversions.

    Therefore the notion of a 'return' to Israel by Jews who had no ancestral roots there is a mythology invented in Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries to justify the subsequent invasion.

    Genetic studies could address the believability of some of this.
  5. 22 Mar '10 07:38
    Originally posted by living in a cave
    If Palestinians were Jews couldn"t everyone just get along?
    Wouldn't it be better if all jews in Israel just converted to islam, wouldn't that solve all problems?
  6. 22 Mar '10 10:56
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    Agree totally. Religion brings evil out of people.
  7. 22 Mar '10 11:45
    "We don't eat pigs,
    You don't eat pigs,
    It seems it's been that way forever

    So if you don't eat pigs,
    And we don't eat pigs,
    Why not, not eat pigs together?"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T4Wk9M2ObE

  8. 22 Mar '10 11:54
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    No! The Allied Atheist Alliance is the best name!
  9. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    22 Mar '10 12:00
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Let's move through a phase of worshipping a bearded woman first so that we can look upon the whole process as one of evolution and enlightened progress rather than merely a giant leap away from backwardness.
  10. 22 Mar '10 18:01
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    The author suggests that there was no large-scale Diaspora out of Palestine -- that most Jews in Palestine necessarily remained in Palestine and over the centuries converted to Islam -- so their ancestors would today be known as 'Palestinians'.

    He says that the presence of so many Jews in Eastern Europe and Spain is the result of the spread of Judais ...[text shortened]... the subsequent invasion.

    Genetic studies could address the believability of some of this.
    agreed.
  11. 22 Mar '10 22:36
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Wouldn't it be better if all jews in Israel just converted to islam, wouldn't that solve all problems?
    but surely there would still be a war on terra?
  12. 22 Mar '10 23:13
    If the palestinians aren't happy why don't they go back to where they came from?