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  •  Is it me... (none)
    or does that splash picture make him look like Osama?
    •  Saddam, I'd say. (none)
      And notice that the front page warns about "a high profile liberal Jew, Warren Beatty".

      The anti-Semitism of the American right is resurfacing.

      •  That "Draft Mel" site (4.00)
        HAS to be a joke, right?!?!?

        PLEASE tell me it's a joke!!!!!!

      •  <b>Mel Gibson's anti-semitism?</b> (none)
        I've been to Mel's blog, well I think it is his blog, linked text.  He seems a bit out there.  There was a poem about a "rotten Jew" wanting to kill Jesus.  If it is really him, he must be as crazy as people say he is!
        •  I'm new to this...sorry.. (4.00)
          his blog is
        •  So weird (none)
          I'll admit, I'm not religious.  But what I do not get about anti-Semitic "Christians" who "blame the Jews for killing Jesus" is that, according to their own mythology - Jesus was born for the express purpose of being put to death in penance for the sins of the people.  The whole idea is that he would be killed, and that he would suffer.  That was his fate from the beginning.  He was meant to be killed by his own people, to be tortured and to suffer, to be tormented by those who did not understand his link to God, and through that suffering to bring enlightenment to people who couldn't see the nature of their god.  He had to die to bring them to "life everlasting," purified of sins as a result of what Jesus endured on the cross.  

          There'd be no Christianity if he was not put to death by crucifixion, no resurrection, no "sacrifice for our sins," no frickin point at all.  He'd be a philosopher, prophet, whatever, but not the resurrected embodiment of one-third of the holy trinity, essential to the concept of Christianity.

          Moreover, and this is troubling from a consistency standpoint - God (the big, "father god," with the capital G) knew all along that it would happen, intended for it to happen, and the execution of Jesus was both inevitable and necessary for God's plan.  How about free will in that equation?  Weren't the "Jews who killed Jesus" predestined to do exactly that, required to do it if God's plan was to be accomplished?  How do you hate the people who were a deity's pawns?  Moreover, how do you hate them for accomplishing your everlasting salvation by executing Jesus as God intended?

          The whole religion thing is obviously fraught with logical inconsistencies, but this bothers me most.  

          Can money pay for all the days I lived awake/ But half asleep?

          by milton333 on Wed Dec 21, 2005 at 08:10:25 AM PST

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          •  Ding ding, we have a winnah (none)
            It's best just to leave this shit alone as thinking about it too much will give you a headache and no amount of rational analysis will matter one whit to the flock.

            They want to hate Jews, they'll find a reason. Even better, from their perspective, if they can dress their hatred in religious finery...makes 'em feel holier and more righteous, don'cha know.

            /International treaties? We don't abide by no stinkin' international treaties./

            by sigmarthebad on Wed Dec 21, 2005 at 10:15:37 AM PST

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