And religion is about one's relationship with God, not about one's relationship with one's fanbase.
Certainly, but the way we see God, most oft, is by observing His followers. She appears to have seen more of God--his mercy, judgment, and grace--through her Christian audience than through her Jewish audience.
Maybe Dr. Laura's Jewish listeners were more disturbed by her hypocrisy. Since Jews tend to be live and let live, perhaps her moralistic tone, which turned out to be a facade, grated on them.
Anyone whose life becomes public property is going to have some measure of his/her hypocrisy exposed. Hypocrisy is with us. It doesn't follow, however, that unrestricted "live and let live" is a logical response to hypocrisy. Serial monogamy and children left behind without parents would be wrong even if it were a message expounded by an adulterer. If any sizeable portion of her Jewish audience were arguing against God's law, her response was understandable.
Anyone whose life becomes public property is going to have some measure of his/her hypocrisy exposed.
Only if one sets oneself up as a paragon of virtue, which Dr. Laura did, all the while making exceptions for herself regarding rules she imperiously dictated to others. Her religious conversion to Judaism was obviously shallow and made for the wrong reasons, *as will the next one be*, as she searches for something that will bring her the EGO gratification she appears to so desperately require.
posted on 08/17/2003 8:46:56 AM PDT
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