A Closer Look at Supporting Israel

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time we dive into the world of supporting Israel. Now, before you jump to conclusions, let me make something abundantly clear – I don’t have an ounce of objection to people showing their support for Israel. In this free world, everyone has the right to express their opinions.

However, what truly troubles me is the reasoning behind such support, or rather the lack thereof. It seems that instead of basing their stance on justice or fairness, many supporters shamelessly cite religious reasons. They unabashedly claim that Israel has been granted a “God-given right” to kill, oppress, and destroy. Well, buckle up, my friends, because we’re about to take this bumpy ride through the world of faith-driven rationalization.

Now, I find it absolutely astounding how swiftly people can invoke religion to legitimize all sorts of actions. It’s as if the mere mention of God’s name absolves individuals of any responsibility for their deeds. But let’s take a moment to question this claim of a “God-given right.” When did the Christians’ supreme being become a celestial real estate agent? Last time I checked, God wasn’t roaming around, dishing out personalized land title deeds. So, forgive me if I raise an eyebrow at those who conveniently wave this divine card to justify their fervent support.

Allow me to clarify one thing right off the bat – I’m not here to dismiss anyone’s faith or belief system. We all have the right to cling to that which gives our lives meaning. But, my fellow truth-seekers, when those beliefs become the foundation for violence and injustice, it’s time to pause and reassess our moral compass.

If we strip away the religious rhetoric, what are we left with? A nation embroiled in conflicts, eroding the lives of innocent people, and perpetuating an endless cycle of violence. Can we honestly attribute this to a divine right? No. Such dire circumstances stem from all-too-human qualities like ego, greed, and an insatiable thirst for power.

Picture this, if you will: two individuals locked in a fierce debate. One fervently asserts that his faith grants him the right to harm others, while the other presents rational arguments based on human rights and equality. Now, which side should we lean towards? Who possesses more substance, more reason? You guessed it – logic and reason beat blind faith any day.

It’s crucial, dear readers, to remove the veil of religious fervor and scrutinize the facts, the tangible consequences, and the lives being shattered. By supporting Israel, we mustn’t fall into the trap of relying solely on religious claims as the moral compass for our stance.

Question everything – that’s a principle we should all strive to embrace. Just because a belief is deeply rooted in religion doesn’t mean it should go unquestioned. Blind faith must never supersede rational thought and compassion. So, let’s challenge these baseless religious justifications and focus on building a world that emphasizes equality, understanding, and genuine humanity.

Whether we’re discussing politics, society, or religion, our message should always boil down to a simple and powerful essence – think for yourself. We mustn’t surrender to groupthink, dogmas, or manipulation. We must anchor ourselves in empathy, critical thinking, and a genuine desire to foster harmony among all people.

In our quest for a better world, it’s paramount that we scrutinize the motivations behind our actions and beliefs. Supporting Israel, or any cause for that matter, should be based on principles of justice, equality, and empathy. Religion, while influential and personal to many, cannot provide the sole justification for actions that lead to suffering, oppression, and destruction.

Let’s embark on a journey of introspection, where we question the narratives fed to us and demand a higher standard of evidence. Faith can enlighten and inspire, but it should never be exploited as a means to justify harming others. Together, let’s envision a world guided by reason, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to justice. That, my friends, is the path to truly supporting Israel, or any cause, in a manner that aligns with the values we hold dear.

Kumbirai Thierry Nhamo is a Zimbabwean Social Justice Activist, writer and political commentator. He can be contacted on 0780022343 or via his email kumbiraithierryn@gmail.com