The Israeli postal service faced a problem, a missionary group had ordered thousands of copies of the new testimony to be sent to homes in many cities of Israel, a predominantly Jewish state (the only one there is on the face of this green planet). The books had a note attached to them, saying something along the lines of “a great catastrophe is about to happen, save yourself and your family by turning to christ our lord”.
This is just so messed up that no matter how you look at this you can get a good laugh. From the missionary position (that should be the first laugh right here) they are saving lives, helping Jews finally make the move to Christianity and embracing Jesus, the church has been trying to get Jews to turn Christian for 2,000 years now, mostly by burning them up, this time its in the form of rental persuasion.
The Jewish point is that the book by itself is dangerous (it says so in the bible, even suggesting moving to another religion is an offense punishable by death) but the note attached, the officials claim, will scare and terrorize people into reading the book, looking at the pictures and, yes, its all gone by then.
Here we have the classic case of religions fighting each other, with the main basic fear glaring out as if it was a firecracker on a moonless night, to be exposed to the ideas of another religion. The Jewish rabbi’s know that the fact that Christianity (as well as Islam) are so close to the Jewish faith (well, they were all born from the same book) and that both other religions make the basic same assumptions as to how the world was created that it is easy to just change and move on to the next religion in line.
The missionaries have the most difficult case, they are trapped in the never ending quest to get more subscribers, with the fear of eternal suffering they are forever doomed to walk the streets looking for someone to save, even if that someone does not want to be saved.
And the postal service, yes, this story does have a happy end, as it seems some of the Jewish mail men thought it was dangerous to distribute these copies because it was opposed to the Jewish faith, but some others, who are secular, simply thought that it is against any moral value to try and poison the minds of people with lies and fairytale stories, however both sides lose, the mail needs to be distributed, as much as anyone does not like it.
Now all we need to do is to wait for Jews to start sending the Bible to the many homes in the fair state of Utah.
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