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You are torn apart by guilt about all the lives you've destroyed... Tell me, atheist criminal, how many rotten bodies are your in basement? How many corpses in your back yard? How many little boys have you raped? Confess, atheist criminal. Tell me immediately.
—Jacob Stein to an anonymous atheist commentator.[1]

Torah Philosophy was an Orthodox Jewish blog run by Jacob Stein, who blogs under the name "jewish philosopher."[2]. He stopped blogging in Friday, January 25, 2013.[3] Two months later, (Wednesday, March 20, 2013) he released a book, The Jewish Manifesto, "a summary of everything written in this blog, condensing it as clearly and as concisely as possible.".[4]

Unbiased views?[edit]

Stein is really fond of atheists, arguing that atheists are all selfish and/or murderous, and that primarily atheist societies are prone to committing mass killings.[5] However, Stein is fine with mass killings when they're committed by Jewish societies - in a post entitled "I Heart Genocide," he defended the Israelites' massacre of the Midianites in Numbers on the grounds that the victims were all evil and deserved to die.[6]

He also says that no atheist "truly" believes in evolution: if they did, then, according to Stein, they would all celebrate global warming and would advocate replacing law enforcement with animal control.[7]

In addition to his disdain for atheists, Stein is a homophobe, comparing male homosexuality to heroin usage,[8] promoting the death penalty for gays[9] and is opposed to sexual equality.[10]

In a removed page, Stein claimed that Muslims are "the greatest challenge to world peace today" and that it is necessary to "struggle in any way possible to control and suppress this Satanic cult".[11]

Orthodox Judaism[edit]

"It remains my belief that any honest, sober person who reviews the evidence will quickly be convinced of the truth of Orthodox Judaism," says Stein.[12] When it was pointed out to him how few people convert to Orthodox Judaism, he replied that "most people are liars and/or addicts."[13]

Fundies Say the Darndest Things[edit]

The blog has the distinction of being FSTDT's go-to choice for Jewish fundie quotes.[note 1] Stein, or at least, someone purporting to be him, has sometimes posted in the comments section. "Is this website called because so many people here have std's,[sic] most probably late stage syphillis which has destroyed their brains, as it did the the[sic] late, great atheist Freidrich Nietzsche?" he asks.[14]

Stopped clock[edit]

Even him of all people can sometimes be right. Stein is not fond of Stalin, even though it's for atheophobic reasons.[15] Another good point, in his book "The Jewish Manifesto", he called Richard Nixon "probably our most dishonest president".[16]

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  1. A complete listing of FSTDT's quotes from the blog and its comments section can be found here.