Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Damn Uppity Jews!

Last week, I read over at Gail's post Coulter Reverberations. In her post, was a link to a reprehensible article by Vox Day at World Net Daily. Below is an excerpt:

In addition to the ineptness of his analogy, this would appear to be an extraordinarily silly demand, except for the fact that Vanity Fair has recently announced that a remarkable 51 percent of the Vanity Fair 100 Power List are Jewish in a country in which Jews make up approximately 2 percent of the population. Jews also make up 7 percent of the current House of Representatives, 13 percent of the Senate, and, according to John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, authors of "The Israel Lobby," roughly 100 percent of George W. Bush's foreign policy advisers. One hopes that Mr. Forman's co-religionists have the wisdom to ignore his demand for the shunning of Miss Coulter as the Israel lobby's petulant demand for a third Middle East war, this time in explicit defense of Israel rather than U.S. national security, already has the potential to severely divide America's Jews from the rest of the country, Christians and non-Christians alike.

America is still quite friendly towards Jews, but the incessant attacks on Christianity by the likes of Deutsch, Forman and Abe Foxman have grown increasingly tiresome. Given this irritating behavior, and the historical fact that Jews have worn out their welcome in literally dozens of countries over the centuries, it is the height of foolishness for a small number of misguided individuals to demand that 80 percent of the American population remain silent about the tenets of its religious faith. Christians are dying for their faith in the Sudan, in North Korea, in China, Vietnam and Myanmar; they are not about to shut their mouths simply because a few Jews in the media disapprove of their beliefs. And I have more bad news. Miss Coulter only expressed a desire that Jews would recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah, but the truth is that Christians believe that one day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The only choice for you, me, Richard Deutsch and everyone else is whether to do it now, or do it later.

But, until that day arrives, there is no reason why American Jews and American Christians should not get along in perfect amity. Neither Judaism nor Christianity is going to disappear, and it is as absurd for Jews to hold modern Christians responsible for the Jews persecuted in medieval times as it was for those medieval Christians to have held those medieval Jews responsible for persecuting them in ancient times. As for Israel's survival, not only are the Israeli Defense Forces perfectly capable of defending the nation against a fourth-rate military power like Iran, but it has the Lord God of Israel on its side. Israel simply doesn't need the U.S. military to fight its battles for it.

Even after a week's time, I'm still angry at this. In other words, if Jews find something offensive, we're to shut up and quit being so uppity about it! He states Jews have worn out their welcome throughout history and it would be a shame if that were to happen here in the United States. His reasoning seems to be that Jews and Christians can live in amity as long as Jews don't get too uppity.

There is no beating around the bush on this one. Vox Day's article echoes ever anti-Semitic thought from the times of the Romans to Iran's president. I was offended by Coulter but Vox Day has me infuriated.

Here is something to consider, there are multiple reasons Jews will never believe Jesus was the messiah. I honestly believe that when the messiah comes, who be fully human, it will be after all people live in a world in which nation no longer lifts up sword against nation.

5 comments:

Jack's Shack said...

Vox is an ignorant fool.

Gail said...

I agree with you Shira, the article was antisemitic. Hoping there aren't too many more that think like him around.

shira said...

jack,

He's ignorant and an anti-Semite.

gail,

I'm hoping the same.

Jack's Shack said...

Last week I wasted a bunch of time arguing with him and some of the other neanderthals there.

shira said...

jack,

Nice try but neanderthals just don't seem to get it.

When I see something like that, I don't even attempt to to dialogue. It is too frustrating.