On the Twisted Nature of Purim

On the Twisted Nature of Purim

The twisted nature of Judaism is exhibited in the story of Purim (one of their major holidays):

Overview
1.) King Haman wants to kill all the Jews
2.) His wife Esther, herself a Jew, foils the plan
3.) Haman is killed along with his 10 sons, who had nothing to do with the incident. 
4.) To celebrate the occasion, Jews eat triangle cookies (called Hamentashen) that make fun of Haman’s pointed ears.

Lessons Learned
1,) People hate Jews for no reason. For example, King Haman’s reason for hating the Jews is never given. He simply wants to kill them all…no questions asked. This allows the Jew to embrace the status of the “innocent victim”.
2.) Your allegiance to the tribe is your number one priority. For example, Esther chooses the Jewish people over her own husband. This teaches the Jew that it’s ok to doublecross anybody in the name of Judaism…even a spouse.
3.) It’s OK to kill innocent people. For example, all 10 of Haman’s sons are killed, even though they had nothing to do with the incident. This allows the Jew to accept a “by any means necessary” morality.
4.) Make childish fun of the people that hate you. For example, Haman had big ears (allegedly), so Jews eat triangle cookies. It’s equivalent to eating cookies that are shaped like Hitler mustaches, or something to that effect. 

These mythologies are, on one hand, somewhat irrelevant since they are merely stories. And yet, they form the underpinning of a culture’s morality – or lack thereof.

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