6 Things to Never Forget, Regardless of Your Political and Religious Views
In light of Israel’s most recent election results.
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Last Thursday, a prominent Israeli philosopher who helped write the IDF’s Code of Ethics denounced the Israel’s ultra-Orthodox and national religious groups as “mutations” in a fiery Facebook post (which was deleted shortly thereafter).
Left-wing Meretz party leader Zehava Galon called last week’s election results “a disaster for the country.” (It seems that Galon was overcome by the disaster for her party, which didn’t make the cut; the country will be fine.)
Within the last few days, one reader wrote me that “religion and democracy are contradictory terms,” even though Israel’s religious parties won mandates in the next Israeli government completely democratically.
It seems that, when religion and politics are involved, we tend to lose all sense of reason and logic. Our emotions get the best of us, especially those of us whose identity is rigidly tied to certain religious and/or political issues on all sides of these spectrums.
Regardless of your political and religious views, I hope you’ll remember these six fundamentals: