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[Laura Schlessinger] Dr. Laura Renounces Jewish Orthodoxy
religionnewsblog.com ^ | 08/13/2003 | LISA KEYS

Posted on 08/15/2003 5:10:35 PM PDT by Destro

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To: Destro
My knowledge base is (I dare say) more expansive than yours I bet...

Hey, maybe. But I've seen several of your posts and I'm not terribly impressed. Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back.
81 posted on 08/16/2003 1:37:06 PM PDT by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces )
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To: lelio
Maybe you can answer question #2 then:

I've been trying to get slithertarians to answer a similar question for years now, seeing that contract slavery would have to be allowed under a true libertarian system.
82 posted on 08/16/2003 1:42:44 PM PDT by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces )
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To: Antoninus
That is more than I can say for your posts. At least you remember reading mine.
83 posted on 08/16/2003 2:27:47 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorisim by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: veronica; Destro; Catspaw; Chancellor Palpatine; RLK; Daveinyork; farmer18th; bethelgrad; ...
Her conversion sounds more like a career move than a deeply-felt religious experience. She tried Judaism, but her Jewish fans were, apparently, not appropropriately sycophantic, so now she'll see if she gets the "proper respect" from her Christian fans. What a superficial lady. # 72

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You think that Dr. Laura chose to be Jewish to increase her fan base?!

We live in America, not Israel, veronica. If Dr. Laura wanted a large fan base, she'd have a ready-made foundation for wealth and respect by chosing to be a Christian. It's worked for hundreds of television preachers.

Dr. Laura chose the Jewish religion while working in a Christian nation. She chose Judaism even though most Christians "know" that Jews killed Christ. That took moral courage. Her choice of Judism demonstrates that she uses neither political nor monetary considerations in her search for truth.

She's an honorable lady.

84 posted on 08/16/2003 2:52:34 PM PDT by exodus
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To: exodus
She chose Judaism even though most Christians "know" that Jews killed Christ......


Dum dum dum and dumb enough to let your true feelings show. Thanks for the non-wisdom.
85 posted on 08/16/2003 2:55:17 PM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Antoninus; lelio; Destro
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I've been trying to get slithertarians to answer a similar question for years now, seeing that contract slavery would have to be allowed under a true libertarian system.

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Slavery isn't illegal anyway, Antoninus. The word "except" means "with the exclusion of." Slavery is allowed for those convicted of a crime in a court of law.

13th Amendment

Section 1.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

86 posted on 08/16/2003 3:10:57 PM PDT by exodus
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To: exodus
I don't think her conversion had anything to do with her career. It was her personal search for meaning. Orthodox Jews usually discourage conversion anyway.
87 posted on 08/16/2003 3:18:41 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: dennisw
exodus - She chose Judaism even though most Christians "know" that Jews killed Christ
dennisw - Dum dum dum and dumb enough to let your true feelings show. Thanks for the non-wisdom.

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I am a Christian, dennisw.

Jews did not kill Jesus; Romans with the help of corrupt Jewish politicians killed Jesus.

Still, you're being dishonest if you claim that most Christians of the world, or even of our own nation, don't blame the Jews for Jesus's death.

88 posted on 08/16/2003 3:24:22 PM PDT by exodus (Please save the personal attacks for those who don't agree with you.)
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To: af_vet_1981
I don't think her conversion had anything to do with her career. It was her personal search for meaning. Orthodox Jews usually discourage conversion anyway.

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I agree.

89 posted on 08/16/2003 3:25:50 PM PDT by exodus
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To: exodus
"She chose Judaism even though most Christians "know" that Jews killed Christ."


True Christians know we all killed Christ.

90 posted on 08/16/2003 3:26:46 PM PDT by keats5
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To: exodus; dennisw; veronica
She chose Judaism even though most Christians "know" that Jews killed Christ.

I'm a Christian, and I don't know what you're talking about.

The Gospels are clear... Jesus had Jewish followers and Jewish enemies. Some of those enemies persuaded the Romans to crucify Jesus. "Jews" didn't collectively do any one thing or another with regard to Jesus and His crucifixion.

You'd best be careful with your rhetoric, because your phrasing as quoted above is dangerously inflammatory, at the least.


91 posted on 08/16/2003 3:28:20 PM PDT by Sabertooth (Viva la 187!)
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To: af_vet_1981
I don't think her conversion had anything to do with her career. It was her personal search for meaning. Orthodox Jews usually discourage conversion anyway.

Dr Laura is writing a new book. For that book she had asked listeners to send her faxes regarding what is meaningful in their lives, or how they have turned their lives around (I'm basing this upon hearing the show off and on and only hearing random comments about the faxes).

In reading these faxes, Dr Laura has noticed a great number of her listeners have been able to beat addictions, turn around emotional angst, overcome difficult childhoods,and seen the quality of their lives improved by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Dr Laura has obviously been searching for spirituality. She began with Judaism in general, and when it wasn't helping to fulfill her she dove more deeply into it, hoping to understand better the law, and probably be "better" at it, believing it was a deficit in her which kept her from feeling whatever it was she hoped to feel.

She's obviously never reached what she hoped to find. But is seeing that there may be another path to it. Maybe Dr Laura will never find what she seeks. But then, maybe she will. That she continues the journey in the face of criticism is admirable.

92 posted on 08/16/2003 4:09:02 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: William Creel
Isn't her huband Arthur Schlessinger?

I don't listen to Dr. Laura (or ANY radio psychobabbler), but here is what I heard elsewhere:

Schlessinger is Dr. Laura's maiden name. It is also the name of her son. Dr. Laura has said that a woman should take her husband's name, as should the children. But she made an exception in her case. Her reason is that her husband has nephews, so his family name will live on. But unless Dr. Laura's son took her name, her name would die out.

Still, it strikes me as yet another example of her hypocrisy.

93 posted on 08/16/2003 4:19:14 PM PDT by Commie Basher
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To: veronica
I would never say Christianity is not a complete religion, I would mere