"I think Judaism is better off not being saddled and directly associated with Dr. Laura's means," he said, adding, "although she is still a Jew."
It's the other way around. Dr. Laura is better off not being saddled with Judaism. Judaism and Jews have long tended toward the direction of the Episcopal church and Marxism. Jews and Jdaism tend to chase the latest fad in both an attempt to be fashionable and in the belief that if the ludicrous is acceptable they are building a society in which Jews and Judaism will not be subjected to criticism.<p. It used to irk me that when playboy Hugh Hefner was selling his Playboy Philosophy he did so with the support of panels of rabbis.
posted on 08/15/2003 6:14:18 PM PDT
Will Rogers once quipped that Christianity should not be judged by the actions of Christians. I think Dr. Laura, a person that I admire greatly, has made the same mistake regarding Judaism and Jews. My family and I have been abused by my fellow Jews in ways that my gentile friends would not dream of.
Much of the abuse I have taken lately is a result of my conservatism, and the unfortunate attachment of the majority of Jews to the Democratic party. Much of my family's abuse was as a result of our living in a small city, away from the Jewish neighborhood, which has set us apart.
My brother has made the same mistake as Dr. Laura, judging Judaism by the actions of those claiming to be Jewish, and he is now attending an evangalical church. I grieve over his decision, because, while I freely admit to being a sinner, my conservatism is affirmed by my Judaism, and my life principles are based on my Judaism, I also realise that my brother is getting a dose of Jewish life principles at the church, whether he knows it or not. We worship the same G-d, it's just that other guy he keeps mentioning that makes me involuntarily flinch.
I think, if Dr. Laura is looking for spiritual fullfillment, she is missing the whole point of Judaism. It is more rational than that. Loving the Lord does not mean getting a rush. It means following His law. I am distressed at her decision. but, I wish her well. She has done a great service for our country.
Judaism and Jews have long tended toward the direction of the Episcopal church and Marxism.
Not Orthodox Jews.
posted on 08/16/2003 5:51:06 AM PDT
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