posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 11:46 AM
This is interesting stuff. I remember Pastor John Hagee from living down south in the "Bible Belt," he was always on TV and I would occaisionally
watch him for comedic value. I was unaware of his derogatory comments regarding the Jewish people, that on the one hand doesn't surprise me having
grown up in a fundamentalist evangelical environment, but what's curious is Hagee has been pretending to be a friend of Israel/the Jewish people the
last couple of years. He fancies himself a "Zionist" which I find curious and laughable. I don't want to make broad generalizations here, but I
have noticed that a lot of evangelical types and on the other end of the spectrum a lot of catholics have some really nasty and derogatory things to
say about the jews. When challenged they have circular logic they tend to apply to justify their opinions. For instance, the first half of the Greek
Bible includes (albeit not the most accurate of translations according to a lot of scholarly sources) Jewish scripture, and wasn't the man called
Christ a "jew?" They always bring up the notion that now that the J-man is on the scene, he negates all of the "old testament" and the jews are
evil because they stuck to their own traditions faithfully (I'm talking about the observant jews, not the Hollywood jews) and didn't blindly follow
some guy with a messiah-complex. If he nullified the laws of the "Old Testament" then why bother to include it in your Bible? I could go on and
on, as a former student of comparative religion, but it's largely pointless to argue matters of faith, as they are just that.
I love it when people pretend to be your friend and behind your back they stick the knife in and twist it, that's real "christian." And for
the record I'm not jewish. Religion is a matter of personal choice and I find value in all perspectives, but I *really* dislike how a lot of
christians (and I mean a lot, not all) treat religiously observant jews, I think it's uncalled for to shove your religious opinions down people's
throats and threaten them with eternal damnation just because they have a different opinion or set of observances than you. Alright, I'm stepping
off of my soapbox.
Edit to add: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention one of the things that was my original reason for posting. I think they are all bums, I don't like
Hillary, Obama, or McCain. It's the same false-dichotomy, broken system that has been going on in this country for entirely too long. I guess I'm
not going to vote.
[edit on 25-4-2008 by hexagram23]