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The Second Temple
You've probably thought Rome was responsible for destroying the Jew's Second Temple.
And you would of course be right, they did, but the point of this article is to prove that the Romans would never had destroyed the Jewish Temple had Jews not pushed to Romans into it using terrorism, hence, making its destruction inevitable.
Rome's Intolerance to Rebellion
Romans wanted to integrate everyone they conquered, who cooperated, into citizens of Roman, but the utter destruction of Carthage in 146 BC, after many Carthage rebellions against Rome, show that Romans have a short tolerance on rebellion in the Roman Empire against anyone who does not cooperate.
Jews in 66 AD had to have known the Roman history of Carthage, since they had been a part of Rome since 63 BC.
And Rome in 66 AD was not about to let even Jews show that Rome allows its provinces to rebel.
Rome's Golden Rule
In 66 AD, the Roman Governor of Judea, Florus, violated the Roman rule on how to administer conquered territories -- the rule being, as much as possible, to make the conquered territories feel like they were not conquered. That is, Latin was required for communication between provinces, but local languages were not forbidden, Roman taxes were expected to pay for the empire, but local taxes were for local use, Rome's gods were not forced on the conquered, but the Jewish God was tolerated, and on and on.
Since the entire Roman contingent and an entire legion from Syria were wiped out as a result of the theft of silver from the Temple, I think it safe to say that this Roman governor who stole the silver was in for a stiff reprimand from Rome for violating Rome's Golden Rule of "Conquer and then, Do onto others how you would want them to do onto you, so long as they do not revolt".
Reading between the line, Bill Fawcett makes a point to say the Romans had a "contempt for the Jewish peoples".
Always wise for an author who wants to get published to say, "Why, but oh why, do all the world hate the poor persecuted Jews?"
However, it does not seems to faze Mr. Fawcett when Mr. Fawcett spends quite a bit of his chapter on "terrorism" telling us how much the Jews had contempt for Romans before the 66 AD revolt, the revolt itself a contempt for Rome, as shown in Mr. Fawcetts' description of the Jewish Zealots killing every Roman they could find, and the Jews contempt for their own fellow Jews who cooperated with Romans when the Jewish Sicarii were running around killing every Jewish traitor they could kill.
Romans may indeed have had a contempt for Jews, but Bill Fawcett clearly tells us with facts that the Roman contempt was well justified.
Jewish Sicarii Terrorists
Let me tell you about the Jewish terrorist gang called the Sicarii.
Destruction of the Jewish Temple
Knowing the fact about the Sicarii, we can discover why the relatively tolerant for its day Roman Empire, destroyed the Jewish Temple.
So the Jews did it to themselves. Not the Roman's fault to destroy the central tenant of the religion of Judaism.
But, but, but, you say, "It was still the Romans who destroyed the Temple (and killed Christ)!!!!" "You cannot seriously say self-hating Jews were the reason!!!!"
First off, you cannot believe Rome routinely destroyed the religious relics of others, because the facts do not support it.
The poor oppressed Greeks, once proud defenders of the world's first democracy from invasions of the Persian Empire, masters of the known world under Alexander the Great, were now enslaved under the Romans only a few decades before the Jews were. They had fought Rome to keep their freedom and lost And yet, their Parthenon temple to the Greek Gods still stands today.
What about pagen temples in Britannia, surely they were destroyed. Well... I visited Stonehenge, well within the Roman occupied part of Britain, and I can testify that it is still there even with it being a truly barbaric religion. In fact, Rome build the Hadian Wall because it found it could not subdue the entirety of the British people, and yet they did not take this half defeat out on the sun worshiping temple at Stonehenge.
Facts are that the Jewish Temple would still be here with us today, if not for radical Jews killing their own moderate Jewish neighbors.
...OK, true, the Muslims would have torn it down anyway.
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