You could get a 'secret' code out of the bloody Argos book if you look for what you want to see. :roll:
Thank you, agreed, IMHO. But I'm really shocked by the statement... with all due respect Homeskooled:
Re: this enclave of Jews in PA....
They had signs above their doors that said to prepare for his coming. And its interesting to note that their idea of the Messiah is the same thing they were expecting 2000 years ago, and still the antithesis of Christ. It was explained to me that he would be wealthy, handsome, have great knowledge and power, would clear up....
I can't even quote all of it. Firstly I have been throwing up all night from the flu. This is good, as it would have started me vomiting anyway....
This sounds like outright, blantant ANTISEMITISM!
Do you know ANY Jewish people?
Sheesh, I came here to post a little quotation. I should never have started reading this thread.
The Jews are waiting for the ANTICHRIST? OMG ... the most suspect of ANYONE I know who fits the bill on this one is my Fundamentalist Evangelical Baptist Cousin whom I've known my whole life. He scares the HELL out of me. He knows of every Occult Conspiracy known to man and has likewise waiting for the Apocalypse for quite a while. Well he's in his 60s now. But I'm not going to make a generalization about Baptists from him. He is a "Good Christian" person I could count on in a pinch, but of course he doesn't believe in mental illness, etc., etc. I won't even go there.
Firstly, there are SO many sects in all religions including Judaism. This is as blatant a stereotype as others have thrown at Christians. Oh, and I recall the Mormons (Latter Day Saints -- they are ALL SAINTS -- all members of the church) have been waiting for their "special city" and "the End of Days" since John Smith came on the scene in the 1800s (and was subsequently murdered). They're still waiting... how many "prophets" later? Fascinating book about the mystery of that religion "Under the Banner of Heaven" by Jon Krakauer sp?
At any rate, I know about 25 Jewish people personally off the top of my head as they happen to be my in-laws.
My husband is Jewish, my mother-in-law is (still cruising at 87 with all her buttons), my brother-in-law, and then lets not get into the extended family. My father-in-law is deceased. I have known these people since @ 1989... meeting them at various times since then.
I also worked in Hollywood as a production assistant. The running joke -- even on "The Fall Guy", if anyone remembers that 1980s Top Ten series starring Lee Majors -- was how everyone "above the line" -- that is producers/writers/DPs/many folk in Hollywood are Jewish. So I worked with I don't know how many Jewish people -- my boss, one co-producer was Jewish. Good people. Some jerks some not.
I also worked at a Synagogue Pre-School as the Office Manager -- a Reconstructionist Synagogue .... again there are a million off-shoots of Judaism as there are ANY religion and that includes the NON-THEIST religion Buddhism.
I attended Shabbat services with my boss (and her husband) who became close friends. Worship ervices, parties, etc. were held regularly throughout the 4? years I was there. I attended Synagogue with my husband, various Synagogues in L.A. -- there are some BEAUTIFUL ones. I have heard better "sermons" from Rabbi's -- that brought me to tears, and REALLY got me thinking. No fire and brimstone. Things applying to LIFE HERE, IN THE PRESENT, NO MESSIAH, NO HEAVEN, NO HELL.
I don't recall meeting a Jewish person who was worried about the antichrist.
Los Angeles also has "a lot of Jews", LOL. The Fairfax district. But so does Detroit. I'm from "The East Side" -- I'm a WASP. "The West Side" -- Jewish.
Oh, forgot to say I had a great roommate one year in college who was from New JOISEY who was Jewish, and had many Jewish friends there, AND dated a wonderful Jewish man/journalism student in college and later when I moved to California. I was in TV, he got a job on a paper out there.
OK, enough of that.
All of these people -- some are practicing Jews, some are not. Some partake in only the rituals which are unifying for so many families, just as Christian rituals are.
Oh MY GOD, I can't even discuss this. This is so off the wall.
If you met ANY of the Jewish people I know, firstly some would take deep offense to what you've said, and the rest would laugh it off as absurd.
The Jews I know, believe in focusing on life on EARTH. On "mitzvahs" -- good deeds that DO NOT GET ONE TO HEAVEN, they don't talk of heaven and Hell, or "The Second Coming" -- they read only the Old Testament which in Genesis for example is recognized more as myth and symbol, and other chapters which are seen more as history and lessons in how to be a good human being on Earth. There is also the Torah where Jewish scholars have long examined what is written in the OT, glean lessons from it, try to live best by its tenets.
Of course there are Hassidic Jews, can't attend services there, particularly since I don't speak Hebrew. They essential keep to themselves, don't preach. I'd equate them with the Amish. I don't know enough about them.
This Kaballah business in Hollywood is also a nutty fad of some sort. As ridiculous as Scientology.
Also Jews living abroad, in Israel, or wherever are all different.
I'm done with this. I have paper to shred.
I'm absolutely outraged at this. Also why I should never come into the forum.
Let's just make gross generalizations about everyone and leave it at that. OMG!
Oh, and I'm supposedly Lutheran. My mother was an atheist. And I am an agnostic. That doesn't keep me from attending religious services. I learn something from them.
Oh, this is blather, I give up. I've never typed so fast and FURIOUS in my life.
WE CAN"T MAKE GENERALIZATIONS