Ah, I see. I’m not against blending Judaism and Christianity (heck, Christianity’s Jewish roots should also be reclaimed and acknowledged, and Jesus was Jewish) but I do take issue with the established Messianic Jewish Establishment’s take on things and being basically a scheme to trick Jews into renouncing Judaism while pushing for Holy Roller wingnuttery.
Even then, Makow’s argument still makes no sense. Even if Jews aren’t “Jesus Jews”, they’re still following the faith of the Hebrews and therefore, the Abrahamic Godhead.
As for Jesus not fulfilling messianic prophecies, I guess that’s why the “Second Coming” doctrine is a thing with Jesus himself saying he’d return in some way, someday.
TO SKIDE AND OTHERS, BELOW ARE JUST MY BELIEFS. BELIEFS OF ONE WOMAN, ME.:
I’m sick of “religious exclusivism”. I find it a Demiurgic doctrine based on human falsehood. All faiths can lead to Deity and, IMHO, Judaism, Christianity and ChristoJudaism are all valid.
Makow is an ass and I see Jesus as a Western-based Avatar of Lord Vishnu manifest in an enlightened buddha of one Jewish man who simply provided a shortcut to Samadhi. Not necessary for eternal salvation in the BIG scheme of things but one who makes the process easier and more instant.
In a nutshell, I’m following my own personal path that is both Interfaith yet under the framework of NeoPaganism and Wicca and (referencing the ‘Blind Men & The Elephant’ parable) I tend to try to grab as much of the elephant as I can.