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ScenarioNations June 8th, 2017 3:26pm

Question of the Day: Would the world be more advanced in technology and social progress if Judaism was never invented?

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ctskapski x
06/08/17 10:29 am

Christianity would not exist if Judaism did not exist.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
06/08/17 6:32 pm

Oh I didn't say it was logical. I just don't want the association. Lol. Logical? Well, no. This is SOH, sometimes I go way outside logic. However the sky is blue and I do like turtles 😂😂😂😂

RussianThunder Russia and USA
06/08/17 2:38 pm

As Jews were persecuted by xians then its fair to say we got it right and they effed it up.

laxgoalie Cleveland
06/08/17 10:14 am

If by extension you also mean Christianity then certainly the world would be better off. If it's just Judaism then I would disagree because there have been many great Jewish scientists and they in all likelihood were educated at least partially because they were Jewish.

06/10/17 12:47 pm

Most scientists of the times where Catholic/Christian

ScenarioNations California
06/08/17 8:34 am

This is a complex question. It isn't a simple yes or no. The Jews (the religious ones) did have advanced dietary laws, but they definitely weren't advanced socially in the time of the Torah or even much later in their history. Judaism also gave birth to Islam and Christianity. The Catholic Church has held down progress for thousands of years. You must take that into account when you say Christians helped discover the world was wrong and things like this; do the advances made by Christians outweigh the advances held back in the name of religion. Islam has the same issues and this is definitely the case as of late. Islam and Christianity have done a great job in the science realm, same with Judaism. But science and social progress don't occur when a society is full of fundamentalists.

JustTheFacts7 New York
06/08/17 8:35 am

Justification by faith alone...

ScenarioNations California
06/08/17 10:47 am

If Judaism wasn't created, in extension you must include Christianity and Islam.

ctskapski x
06/08/17 5:19 pm

Well, with the sky being blue, I think it's fair to say that I like turtles.
(The above comment shows the same type of logic, and is equally as relevant to the question as the one before it.)

06/08/17 8:24 pm

I guess we're discrediting all Christian scientists?

ScenarioNations California
06/08/17 8:28 pm

For all of the innovations Christians have done, you must also consider that human progress was halted for thousands of years due to the anti science policies of Europe under Church rule. For all of the innovations, it's likely they would've been done hundreds of years earlier if the Church embraced the scientific method or at least didn't burn people at the stake for using it.