Saturday, January 14, 2006

Why God Chose the Jews

Read Andrew Klavan's article in the California section of today's Los Angeles Times for a great op-ed piece on why Jews are the chosen people -- in essence, he casts anti-Semitism as an "early-warning system" for crazy people. That's why Jews are on this planet, he writes somewhat tongue-in-cheekily: people who claim the Jews are behind a worldwide conspiracy or killed Christ or run the banks or whatever are inevitably revealed as cranks, and we can use their early anti-Semitic ravings as warnings of potentially bigger trouble to come.


Jack Steiner said...

I am not real crazy about being used as the canary in the coal mine.

Attila said...

I don't buy this at all, but it sure explains why Karl Rove is on the planet.

Attila said...

And Isaac, you sure seem to be posting a lot lately. Can we expect this to continue?

B2 said...


Short answer: no. Longer answer: no, but...

Turth is, I only plan to do it when the mood strikes me. The mood struck me a lot in the past few days, and I have the bruises to show for it.

When I read something or write something worth sharing, and when I'm so inclined, it'll be here.

Anonymous said...

God is Light and His name gives

Jerusalem Light

A beacon flame
guarding Truth
while others
are cast
on the reef
of unbelief.


Diary-Thinker said...

I guess some anti-semitism may exist because such people may be difficult. But all Jews are more than just Jewish, they are also people. And for other faiths too, by acccepting things externally as they are, we accept things internally also.