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  •  Fair enough. (1+ / 0-)
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    sfbob

    If by "Jewish Christian" one means only "Christian by belief and Jewish by birth," I have no quarrel with that.  But if one means "Christian by belief because Jewish," like the Jews-for-Jesus, then yeah I have to agree with you: that's kind of sketchy.

    And hey, I know a good few Jewish Pagans.  Including one who's a syncretist and has been working for years on combining traditional Jewish and neo-pagan practices.  I don't have a problem with that because he is not claiming that his faith is really the true final form of Judaism, which if I read you correctly, this guy is.

    •  My presumption on folks like Klayman (1+ / 0-)
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      swampyankee

      and some others, like the Reverend Lou Sheldon, who used to be very influential in CA right-wing politics, are indeed claiming that to be a good Jew one must accept the divinity of Jesus. That's the beef I have with them.

      When I see Jews for Jesus on the street (doesn't seem to happen that much lately) I make a concerted effort to walk away. The alternative would involve me making statements I might later regret having made. Or raising my blood pressure to unacceptable levels. Or both.

      •  I might also add that (in my experience) (0+ / 0-)

        being an American Jew may itself be a sort of ethnic identity regardless of where one's forebears came from.

      •  I haven't seen one in a while either... (1+ / 0-)
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        sfbob

        ... I hope they're all okay.  <.<

        I once engaged a J-for-J missionary on a street corner for something like half an hour while waiting for a friend who was running late.  (I was there, so was he, I was bored...)  It was actually pretty entertaining, especially once I started telling him all about the Myth & Archetype college course I was taking.

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