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  •  I am a Christian and I hugely resent (0+ / 0-)

    Christian bashing.  If a similar comment were made of Jews all hell would break lose.

    Israelis appear to be doing their level best to even the score, but since when was "they did it so it's ok for us to do it" a compelling moral argument?

    If the history is honestly examined, Jews have gotten no worse and no better a break than most any other ethnic group on the globe, at one time or another.

    Take a gander at this collection of comments from high-minded Israelis:  IDF Breaks Rules, Expels 91 Africans  

    •  Even the Pope has apologized (1+ / 0-)
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      Jews have gotten no worse and no better a break than most any other ethnic group on the globe

      It's funny, but I don't remember anyone rounding up White Anglo-Saxon Protestants and shipping them to the death camps.

      I must have slept through that particular Holocaust.

    •  Christian bashing (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not sure I understand. How is stating that Christianity has a bloody history "Christian bashing"? Are you claiming it doesn't?

      You want to know what I resent? Dishonest attempts to limit the range of acceptable discourse. You've yet to explain why billmon's post reflects poorly on Obama. That was your original beef, wasn't it?

      •  If the same format were said of Jewry (0+ / 0-)

        in so blanket a fashion, the ADL, Abe Foxman, Alan Dershowitz, and a host of Rapid Responders would label the writer antisemite before the electronic ink was dry.

        Why is it okay to so summarily bash Christianity, but the equivalent, historically accurate evaluation of Jewry = antisemitic?

        My "original beef" is that Obama echoes the words and arguments of some of Israel's most extreme ideologues, Bennie Morris and Ephraim Sneh, while at the same time ignoring the protests and preferences of his many many  small donors/financial backers and potential voters who have said in numerous demonstrations that they want to see a change not only in the militarist actions of the US but also in the arrogant, bullying, and ultimately ignorant approach to other nations in the world.

        If this is all about the numbers, and if Jews represent only 2% of the population, but Christians represent at least 80%, does it make sense to bash the 80% in favor of the 2%  ?

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