We've all seen certain "intellects" on Facebook and elsewhere trying to impress us with their "vast knowledge!" Such is the case with this ridiculous meme below that serves to make Judaism appear to be evil! Here's my response to those smart-alecks:
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Stop bashing the Star of David!
Sorry, but this meme is plain offensive, not to mention, a LIE against Judaism! You clearly have no clue what the Star of David is! I wish people who don't know what they're talking about, would stop forwarding and trying to pass things off as "truth" junk they found on the 'net....
Here's the deal: NONE of us have any right to challenge Israel's right to use the Magen David (Shield of David/Star to David)! No one knows the true origin of the Magen David in Israel, and even Jewish scholars openly admit it is a relatively recent symbol adopted into Judaism.
But they don't "hide" the fact that other cultures also use the 6-pointed star, and that some cultures employ the symbol nefariously. So if Israel adopts the symbol and applies to it a noble meaning - the use of the symbol is in NO WAY tied to any "pagan" origin!
Consider the "cross" in Christianity. It is actually a symbol of a Roman torture and death device! Even Satanists use the upside-down cross in their rituals. Many denominations in Christianity make an effigy of the Messiah hanging from the cross (prohibited in Exodus 20:4), yet I don't see these same Facebook intellects going after Christianity or Catholicism because the "cross" has "pagan origins"! Yet they NEVER hesitate to go after Judaism!
(Good thing Yeshua wasn't hanged or put to death in a gas chamber, isn't it? People would look pretty silly with THOSE symbols hanging on their necks!)
Consider the names of the days of the week or the months which are named after pagan gods! Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – and the months of January – December …they ALL have ties to pagan roots, names of planets, or names of "gods". Yet I don't see the Facebook intellects attacking the world demanding they change the weekday names to numbers or something else!
The Magen David gained popularity as a symbol of Judaism after it was adopted as the emblem of the Zionist movement in the late 1880's. When the modern state of Israel was founded, there was much debate over whether this symbol should be used on the flag.
Today, the Magen David is a universally recognized symbol of Judaism. It is no more "pagan" than the universal days of the week are today pagan, and all the armchair Facebook experts have no right to challenge it. The Magen David simply represents Israel - and they earned it. Let it go.
For more on the Star of David, without the "occult" and "it's evil" nonsense, please read our short but informative article about the Star of David.