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Sunday night open

Sunday night open

Was traveling most of the day and then meetings.

I hear Syria has gone from worse to worser, and Egypt is not far behind.

By morning Eastern time we may know if Cyprus implodes financially.

Any good news?

Tomorrow night is the first night of Passover.  Seems like good timing this year.

Maybe worth pointing you to an old post, Passover Is No Time To Wish For The End Of Christian America:

Nothing has changed in thousands of years. They still rise up in every generation to destroy us, but this time the names are not Haman or Adolf, but Mahmoud and Osama. And on this earth, it will be Christian Americans almost alone who will stand with us.

I’m reminded of the bumper sticker from the 1960′s: “If you hate cops, next time you are in trouble call a hippie. ” Jews, of all people, should not wish too hard for The End of Christian America. There is no one else to call.

So particularly at this Passover time, we should not wish too hard for the End of Christian America. We might just get it.

And Jewish History In One Sentence:

“Quick synopsis of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us; we won; let’s eat.”

If I get the strength I’ll offer up some links, otherwise, unless there is BIG BREAKING NEWS, I’ll have to leave it up to you.

(Thanks to Anne, Leslie and David for helping out today.)

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“Quick synopsis of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us; we won; let’s eat.”

Priceless!

Chag Sameach

9thDistrictNeighbor | March 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Next year in Jerusalem!

Of course, it didn’t always used to be like that so I can understand the pessimism and skepticism.

I’m particularly amused when they claim that Christians are only supporting Israel because of their Revelations and End of world narratives.

I say; SO?

If we’re wrong but aid Israel, it’s a win for Israel. If we’re right and Revelations is correct, then it’s win for Israel also, NU?

The enemy of my enemy may not be my friend but he’ll be damned handy to have around.

Just sayin’.

Even as a Christian, I’m ambiguous about supporting Israel because of Revelations.

However, I’m a big fan of Democracies and capitalism and those who have shown immense restraint despite extreme provocation. (and kind of not of folks who want me to bend over and kiss the floor or else get my head chopped off.)

Shalom Israel.

One hopes your final sentence is taken to heart. Christians persecuted over large swaths of the globe today might be dejected to find that a great many of their brothers in the West are overwhelmingly more concerned with the climate, environment, immigration, and gay marriage than with them, if even aware of their plight. The power of American Christianity is directly proportional to the power of America, under attack itself from the highest levels within.

It is startling that Israelis, almost alone in the world, seem able to have taken anything at all from experiences of only a lifetime ago. Today’s Netherlanders ran Ayaan Hirsi Ali out of the country rather than stand against Muslim persecution, unlike the Netherlanders of the mid-twentieth century who donned Star of David armbands in support of Jews persecuted by Nazis. Today’s Western Christians and Jews seem as unwilling to believe they would be as mistreated as minorities in a Muslim world as mid-twentieth century European Jews were unable to accept that a Christian society would descend to the depths that Nazi Germany did. They are fools.

Enjoy your holiday, Professor.

I’m Catholic, and I’ve spent a lot of time in other churches, and in synagogues. The first time I went to a class in a synagogue, the first question was, how many Commandments are there, and I was treated to a portion of the Sermon on the Mount (the most famous passage about Jesus’ teachings in the Bible).

It seems to me that Jesus won all his arguments with the Pharisees, and those outcomes have been thoroughly embraced by contemporary Judaism. A lot of American Jews don’t seem to know this.

BannedbytheGuardian | March 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Our Basha does not look like he is dead.

i wonder how long it will be before the Cyprus ‘leader’ is assassinated.

Quote: I’m reminded of the bumper sticker from the 1960′s: “If you hate cops, next time you are in trouble call a hippie. ”

Every time I hear something as silly as that I’m reminded of J. Kevin Mulroy of Onondaga County and David L. Harding of the NYS Troopers. And then go to Cato’s blog “National Police Misconduct Reporting Project”. To remind myself what you have the potential to get when you do call the police.

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