Ring of Conservative Sites Ring of Conservative Sites
JOIN!

[ Prev | Skip Prev | Prev 5 | List |
Rand | Next 5 | Skip Next | Next ]

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Jews and God

I read a satiric piece entitled GOD NAMES NEXT "CHOSEN PEOPLE"; IT'S JEWS AGAIN "Oh Shit," Say Jews that "reported" that God had decided to open up to all religions the title of "the Chosen People". The Jews had been it for 10,000 years and the term was up. Remarkably, he chose the Jews again. None of the other religions even filed the forms to apply. They had seen what the title did to the Jews. Some rabbis were trying to bring up the rule about no religion serving consecutive terms. But God did not entertain that idea.

Bill Suda writes (who writes like ee cummings):

just skimmed harold blooms's new work jahweh and jesus (reviewed last sunday in times book review - membership required by the NYT). characteristically provocative. aims to debunk notion of "Judaeo-Christian tradition." appears to believe old and new testaments represent a discontinuity (as do the main religions emanating therefrom.)

Responding to both, Allen Gorin writes:

1) Regarding Bill's point on the "Judeo-Christian" tradition, there is a discontinuity between the two faiths on certain matters of theology. That said, there is an important overlap between the two faiths, especially in the context of American culture, when it comes to values. A Christian and a Jew can reach the same value or public policy position through a different faith journey. This is what Dennis Prager is focusing on in his ongoing series of articles collectively entitled "The Case For Judeo-Christian Values."

2) David Klinghoffer recently wrote a book entitled "Why the Jews rejected Jesus." In it, he cites a Talmudic story about how the Jews got to be "the chosen people." According to the story, God made the offer--of choseness--to every group on the face of the earth, only to be turned down. The last group he turned to was the Jews, who got the "honor" by default. The Talmud explains the point of the story as bringing Jews down a peg or two, lest they think they were chosen because of any special characteristics. Further, and as Neal implies, being chosen to introduce the concept of ethical monotheism into a pagan world has been much more of a burden than a blessing for the Jews--as it would have for any other people.

6 Comments:

At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Eliezer said...

Speaking about the chosen people, I found this great article on it Are the Jews the Chosen People?

 
At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Eliezer said...

Speaking about the chosen people, I found this great article on it Are the Jews the Chosen People?

 
At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi - I was searching for blogs about associations and found yours. Reason I was searching for associations is I have one and I'm looking for ways people run theirs.

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger James Baker said...

Hi Blogger!I like your blog! Keep up the
good work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!
If you have a moment, please take a look at my site:
yahoo job list
It pretty much covers yahoo job list related issues.
Best regards!

 
At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool blog, interesting information... Keep it UP clomid pms pain Computer roulette wheel lg 3200 ringtones Chatham county tax Dd battery inc how to disable onboard s3 prosavage graphic cards cialis vendita in italia oem accessories used mercedes benz parts

 
At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

australia car casino rental

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Ring of Conservative Sites Ring of Conservative Sites
JOIN!

[ Prev | Skip Prev | Prev 5 | List |
Rand | Next 5 | Skip Next | Next ]