January 13, 2016

God's Chosen

At least in one fashion, the Jews are one of God's gifts to man. No other ethnic/religious group has received as many Nobel prizes as the Jews. 
According to the Jewish Virtual Library, since the Nobel was first awarded in 1901 approximately 193 of the 855 honorees have been Jewish (22%). Jews make up less than 0.2% of the global population.

This year (2013) 6 of 12 laureates were Jewish. The 13th laureate, for the Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded to an organization and not an individual.
And the accolades continue to grow as new research is developed by the children of Abraham.
From the American Thinker:
One in six American men will develop prostate cancer. It is the most common cancer after skin cancer, and the second biggest cancer killer for men. Two Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel promise an almost miraculous cure, now in clinical trials at New York’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It is the culmination of 20 years of basic research by plant scientist Avigdor Scherz and cancer researcher Yoram Saloman.
Several have speculated on why this is so.

Richard Dawkins:
Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam.
American Thinker:
Jews undoubtedly have genetic gifts, but much of their cultural flowering is from Judaism itself, a religion that fosters reading, thinking, and debating – in other words, individualism and freedom.
And now the most intellectually productive component of western society is being hounded out of Europe by hordes of barbarians. Can you guess where they are headed?

And the Europeans ain't putting up much of a fuss.

God is gathering His own.
You can't see the End Times from here; no one can.
But you can smell them.


Doom said...

I don't think Jews are chosen, or in this way. It is merely that they are quite good at giving each other a hand in the main. As a small, often harshly (sometimes very deservedly) repressed group, they have learned how to work together behind the scenes.

Why do I say deservedly? In Nazi Germany, it was Jews, as elites, who brought Nazis to power. Along with the aristocrats and blue-collar socialists. Maybe their choices were slim, but maybe their hubris came through. They are causing great troubles in the West, even now. Supporting, disproportionately to their demographic size, multiculturalism, socialism, "social justice", and other terrible ills. They have helped to bring the same muslims into Europe who are helping to push them out.

While, perhaps, it may seem that they are a talented group, they also seem to be extremely suicidal, and quite willing to take others out with them. Which is why, when Spain took their country back, it wasn't just muslims who got the boot, but Jews too. They had worked with the muslims to the bane of all. So... chosen? Perhaps chosen at one time, obviously fallen, and worldly, now.

sig94 said...

Doom - they're certainly not super-humans at all. But God promised that they would always be His people, and they still are. Regardless of whatever machinations individuals are capable of doing (and that includes all ethnic and religious groups) their intellectuals accomplishments are nonetheless notable.

Doom said...

I am still disagreeing with you, at least to an extent. They do steal, lie, and cheat to get ahead. Don't even doubt that. They use their backroom deals to push this and that, including prizes. To some extent, all groups do it. But Jews, their elites anyway, truly are masters at it. It is said that, of their various exoduses, often it isn't what it seems. They weren't let go so much as thrown out. Then chased, probably more times than what is written.

I don't hate them, I just don't like their disproportionate access to wealth and power. Worse, what they do with it. They are no longer chosen. They rejected the Christ. The door is open for them, like few others. But, right now, they worship the worst sorts of politics and elitism, as a group, top down.

sig94 said...

I hear ya Doom. But they are chosen, not because of what they do or have done, but because of what God promised. God does not renege on His promises to Abraham. The End Times will be catastrophic for all mankind, but especially for the Jews. All sin is judged and it does not depend on what race or nationality you are.