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  •  I'm not yelling at you. (1+ / 0-)
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    AaronInSanDiego

    But you clearly don't understand how Jewish culture works.  We don't have a universal agreement on anything other than Torah is our heritage.  Getting Jews to agree on addressing theological issues we consider ridiculous is like herding cats or teaching pigs to sing.

    You're effectively asking the Jewish people to collectively say that Christian scholarship is the equivalent of a WIKI on Lost - and not expect to get killed for it.  We're not stupid and we experience antisemitism on a personal level - it's not abstract for a man with a kippah and tzitzit.  

    And actually a lot of perfectly nice Christians DO read DKOS, and are completely unaware that Jewish people do not feel at all friendly toward their theology, world view or casual assumption that they are right.  

    If you think I'm wasting your time then piss off - otherwise, don't spend half your reply chastising me for not being you and doing what you think is best.

    And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

    by Mortifyd on Tue May 15, 2012 at 02:41:25 PM PDT

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    •  I do not mean the Christians who read DKos!!!! (0+ / 0-)

      I meant the GENERAL PUBLIC.  I have said that over and over again - and given that my two best friends are Jewish, I think I know more about "how Jewish culture works" than you think.  

      I also fail to see why Jewish INDIVIDUALS don't write those letters or op-eds if what you say is indeed the norm among rabbis and theologians, which is what you imply.  Right now, it's sounding a lot more like you're kvetching without being willing to do something about it.

      •  Did you really pull out my two best friends are??? (0+ / 0-)

        No you aren't one so no you don't.  In addition - your two friends are not the end all be all of the Jewish theological world, sorry.  

        You keep telling me that Christians here get it and I should be writing Op Eds - YOU don't even get it.  You don't understand why we don't do things because you're not a Jew.  Your grandpa didn't get his head caved in by a Nazi.  Your Auntie wasn't raped by a soldier in the middle of the night.  These things have cumulative effects on real people you want to just dismiss as silly.  It's not something that just is forgotten, it affects the generations after.  Many Christians hate us.  We know it.  You seem not to.

        YOU don't get it.

        Stop wasting my time because you think you have a better way I should make MY point to people.  

        And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

        by Mortifyd on Wed May 16, 2012 at 09:59:36 AM PDT

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