Re: Jews 4 Jesus..."What proof do you have that Jesus was the Messiah?"
psholtz said, "Christianity and Judaism really have nothing much to do w/ each other."
Excellent posts. That is the best explanation I have ever read.
Your analysis confirms my long-standing belief that the biggest mistake Christianity ever made was holding onto the Old Testament. For Christians to believe that the New Testament is the Word of God is understandable, because those writings tell the story of the origins of their religion. For them to believe that the Old Testament is the Word of God is absurd. The Old Testament tells the story of the origins of an entirely different religion, Judaism. The Old Testament contains many examples of how "God's chosen people" oppose, dislike, and possibly hate the rest of humanity. "The rest of humanity" is referred to as "gentiles" in the OT. Of course, all Christians are gentiles.
The fact is that today many Christians believe that the Jews are God's chosen people, and many Christians consider themselves Zionists.
It would be interesting to know why the compilers of the Bible chose to include the OT. Was it a foolish error on their part, or were the Jews involved in this decision in order to make it possible for them to perpetually confuse and undermine the new religion.