Skip to comments.Why God Chose the Jews
Posted on 01/14/2006 5:04:46 PM PST by cgk
THERE IS ONE good thing about anti-Semitism: It lets you know who the bad guys are. Right, left, black, white, freak or straight, the minute someone starts rattling on about the evil Jews, you know your train just pulled into Slimeball Station.
All bigotry is wrong, of course, but there's something about this particular form of prejudice that's weirdly reliable as a sign of deeper wickedness. Perhaps it's because the Jews contributed so much to humanity's moral code that to hate them as a race is to despise the restraints of morality itself
Whatever the reason, true, virulent anti-Semitism is such a good indicator of the presence of evil that I'm tempted to believe that when God made the Jews his chosen people, this is what he chose them for: to be a sort of Villainy Early Detection System for everyone else.
Unfortunately, in his infinite love for his creation, I suspect the Big Guy may have overestimated our intelligence. Maybe he thought that after Hitler we'd just, you know, like, get it. Instead, we still see apparently intelligent people appeasing, making excuses for and even embracing the sorts of stinkers who ought to set off the Big Alarm.
That's why I think the system could use more bells and whistles a loud honking noise perhaps, or closed captioning for the morally impaired. Thus, when Iranian President Ahmadinejad says the Holocaust is a "myth" or Israel "must be wiped off the map," you would hear a loud honk and words would appear in the air below his face: "Hello. I am an evil madman. Please stop negotiating with me now and proceed to cripple my nuclear capability by any means necessary."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Good one. A very humorous yet serious look at this evil.
Because Zeus got to choose first?
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Thank you for this post....good essay and I passed it on
Or, as the aged Jew once sighed, "Lord, I know we are Your chosen race. But, just for once, couldn't You chose somebody else?"
I don't even think the Jews get it, really.
Here's a good place for that Roy Schoeman excerpt of yours.
Of course, not a word about the despair in Jewish faces after another suicide bombing. Nothing about the corruption of the Palestinian leaders and the Arab world who keep the Palis in subjugation for political purposes. In other words, the bias made me ill. And the pastor probably wasn't even aware that he was showing bias.
Succinct and to the point. Interesting that Mr. Bush (the world's greatest poker player) has lassoed the Germans to help us with this.
My guess is that the Iranians will FUBT in their fuel processing operations on their own, but any assistance towards that, or that looks like that, would be helpful and may be necessary.
Cut the pastor some slack. He or she may have just been trying to toe the party line and stay in good standing with the denominational leadership. If you underestimate how much pressure the leadership is willing to put on pastors, you need to review what just happened at First Presbyterian, Hollywood (CA).
Great article. Out of the LATimes, no less.
That detection system IS Israel; They are God's Prophetic Time clock
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