Atheists, here is your proof of God's existence, the 9th of Av
There are a very wide variety of ways to prove out the existence of God.
For example, are you aware that both original Holy Temples were destroyed on the same day of the year?
The 9th of Av, in the Jewish calendar.
And not only that, every major Jewish tragedy has also occurred on that day?
Even in modern times?
All 12 major tragedies that the Jews have ever experienced, have occurred on the 9th of Av.
Why did God pick the obscure day, the 9th of Av?
Well that was the day that the Jews balked, the day when Moses said "We are here, now we take the promised land".
And they said "no".
We don't want it.
Then God became enraged, and changed his mind, about the Jews, on that day, the 9th of Av.
You could easily say that God's relationship with the Jews ended on that day.
After that, all the myriad of horror and tragedy that God continually has sent to the Jews, for some 3,300 years now, has also started on that day, the 9th of Av. (about August 11th, it varies each year):
1. The Jews balk, and reject the promised land. 9th of Av, 1313 BC (now commemorated by the Jewish holiday and day of mourning called "Tisha B'Av"). This is the incident that started God's 3,300 year old "9th of Av" curse.
2. The first Holy Temple destroyed. 9th of Av, 586BC.
3. The second Holy Temple destroyed. 9th of Av, 70AD
4. The Romans crushed Bar Kokhba's revolt and destroyed the city of Betar, killing over 100,000 Jews, on July 8, 132 AD (Av 9, 3892 AM). Following the Roman siege of Jerusalem, Roman commander Turnus Rufus plowed the site of the Temple and the surrounding area, in 133 AD.
5. The First Crusade was declared by Pope Urban II on July 20, 1095 (Av 9, 4855 AM), killing 10,000 Jews in its first month and destroying Jewish communities in France and the Rhineland. A grand total of 1.2 million Jews were killed by this crusade that started on the 9th of Av, this crusade killed each and every Jew that they could get ahold of on the way to and back from the promised land.
6. The Jews were expelled from England on July 25, 1290 (Av 9, 5050 AM).
7. The Jews were expelled from France on July 21, 1306 (Av 9, 5066 AM).
8. The Jews were expelled from Spain on August 11, 1492 (Av 9, 5252 AM).
9. On August 1, 1914 (Av 9, 5674 AM), World War I broke out, causing unprecedented devastation across Europe and set the stage for World War II and the Holocaust.
10. On August 2nd, 1941, (Av 9, 5701 AM), SS commander Heinrich Himmler received approval from the Nazi party for "The Final Solution". One year later, to the day, the plan was formally implemented. The final solution was the almost completely successful plan to murder all the Jews in Europe. Almost 50% of the Jews on the face of the earth were captured and killed at that time.
11. On the 9th of Av 5702 (July 23, 1942), the mass deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto, en route to Treblinka (death camp).
12. The Jewish community center in Buenos Aires was bombed, killing 86 and wounding 300 others, on Monday July 18, 1994, in the Jewish calendar, the 9th of Av, 5754.
(Those, are just "the top 12". Wikipedia lists dozens more, of lesser "Tisha B'Av horrors". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tisha_B'Av)
To the Jews, this date is very very significant. And they
treat it as such. All the horror and tragedy that God has sent to them on just
this date has caused them to make it a Jewish holiday and day of mourning called, "Tisha B'Av".
The saddest day of the year.
(Note - All these statistics came from Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tisha_B'Av, and here is an article from impeccably credentialed and highly recognized Jewish organization "Chabad.org" which also explores this "the Jews seem to be under God's curse" phenomenon: http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/946703/jewish/What-happened-on-the-Ninth-of-Av.htm. Be sure to read the comments section, at the bottom.)
Each and every bad thing that has ever happened to the Jews has started on the 9th of Av.
And that is a fact.
Are you so sure that God is not real?
This article should tell you two things:
1. That God is real. As only God could do that.
2. That Judaism is not the place to be. As it surely seems to be cursed by God. (and that is not even counting the Holocaust, etc..)
God has put a curse on the whole thing, Judaism. I would be very very fearful of dying still enslaved to it. Time to stop sugar coating reality. The historical evidence says that God is really just waiting to wrap his hands around your neck. And that is putting it mildly. If you become a Christian, you will avoid that fate.
A savior would tell you that.
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