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Monday, December 19, 2005

The American Taliban: Good for the Jews?

Posted by on December 19 at 11:01 AM

Just because the fundies think that Christ is coming back to boil your Jewish blood, does that mean you can’t be best buddies? Maybe not. Reuter’s reports that some American Jews and Jewish groups are reconsidering their chummy relations with American Taliban.

“Every room (from bedroom to classroom) in the American mansion is under assault to impose either de facto or de jure a Christian theocracy — I call them Christocrats,” said Rabbi James Rudin, former head of interreligious activities for the American Jewish Committee…. Rudin said he has met pastors “who say that Jesus Christ is the ultimate leader of America and that God’s law trumps the Constitution … I’m very concerned.”

Welcome to the concerned club, Rabbi. But what the hell took you so long?

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I recently had a protracted argument with a fundie over the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. This fundie insisted that the Jews had to rebuild the temple, as it was the final sign that Christ was coming back. When I, a Jew, politely noted that a huge mosque which happens to be Islams 3rd holiest site happens to be there now, she joked "knock it down!"

Um, not to put too fine a point on it, but if the Christey freaks and the Jews knock down the Mosque of the Moon (or whatever it's called) I'm pretty sure that's the beginning of WW3. For fucks sake, nothing will be left of the place but radioactive glass. Which, come to think of it, is what I think we should do with Jerusalem, anyways...

WW3 .. the rapture .. what's the differnece? Jesus SAVES!

I think the way this works is the Christers pretty much expect when Jesus returns, we'll all be like, "Oh yeah, of course he's the Messiah, duh!" and we'll become one in Christ. So, with that assumption, they tolerate us like an older brother, whose ideas and tastes you don't particularly like, but who you grudgingly respect 'cause he's family and all.

Yes, but the fundies who believe in the rapture also believe - it is profeseyed! - that 1/3 of the Jews will convert to Christianity and the rests will be tortured to death by Jesus H. Christ. That's respect?

With fundies, religion isn't an opiate--it's god-damned crystal meth. And they're much more annoying than those tweakers on Broadway.

Look, I'm so goddamn tired of folks trying to sell me Amway/Christ/George W. Bush, that I'm pretty sure I'm part of the 2/3's being tortured *right now*.

BTW, what up with the rise of weird hipster megachurches in Ballard that teach that women are all subservient to men and shit?

hipster megachurch?

My Inaugural Address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead, after I have raptured out billions!


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