- The dissemination of untruths with the express purpose of defaming another person or a group of people.
The Christian Scriptures present a caricature of the Pharisees which is untrue. Here is a brief list of Christian definitions of the Jewish sect of Pharisees which is the forerunner of Orthodox Judaism. These definitions are based on the Christian Scriptures.
If you read the literature of the Pharisees, and there is quite a bit of it, you will realize that this caricature is a pack of lies.
You have two choices. You can accept the definition of the Pharisees presented by their own writings and you will then realize that the gospels have nothing to do with truth and a lot to do with petty hatred. Or you can accept the definition of the Pharisees presented by their theological opponents. But then I will ask you to be consistent, and accept the definition of Jesus as presented by his theological opponents. You see, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
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Yisroel C. Blumenthal