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Aww. Maybe one day I'll cram the last bit of my own personal empathy into a little ball and shove it away. Then I can make nonsensical comparisons to the Holocaust on things I disagree with, and speak to those of other faiths and sexual orientations with vitriol. Sounds like fun, but, it shan't be today.
5/24/2012 12:15:27 PM
But don't you all realise that if gay marriage is legalised we'll all catch teh gay?????
5/24/2012 12:39:50 PM
You are even more disgustingly irreverant and malicious with the use of the term 'Holocaust' than Israel's current government.
And that's saying something.
Disclaimer: Nothing against the religion itself, (okay so there's more than a few passages in Abrahamic texts that scare the shit out of me and put me in a vengeful state of mind, but overall...) just the assholes using it and past atrocities committed against the innocent as an excuse for being such assholes. I mean seriously, what the fuck? Promising genocide against other countries? Do they mock their OWN suffering? jewish philosopher, who has shown up several times on this site with words to scare the living shit out of everyone by, is a prime example of that mindset.
In the words of some musicians whose names I can't remember: An injustice anywhere is an injustice... anywhere.
5/24/2012 12:52:31 PM
"The politically-correct liberalization of Judaism in America"
Okay, I was raised as an Orthodox Jew, so lemme stop you there. I'm calling bullshit on this. There is nothing even remotely progressive or politically correct about Judaism. This is a religion when you're meant to pray every day to thank God you were born neither a gentile nor a woman. Yeah, super PC, right?
5/24/2012 1:05:03 PM
Creedence Leonore Gielgud
5/24/2012 1:08:41 PM
Y'know, that was a huge buildup just to go beating the dead horse of miscegenation.
Then tossing homophobia in to further divide up everyone? Please.
Go beat off to the old counter-prop film "Don't Be A Sucker" so you might absorb an actual ideal (unity over divisiveness) instead of being all pent up and stupid.
5/24/2012 1:21:06 PM
What the hell? Some random Jewish woman scores with some nun, and you accuse an entire community of the fucking holocaust? The freakin' Jewish community at that? FUCK YOU where it hurts, asshole!
5/24/2012 1:35:27 PM
Any moral system that makes it bad to feel empathy, sympathy, kindness, or compassion to certain people is WRONG.
5/24/2012 1:43:29 PM
a Holocaust of Assimilation
Well, if you want to make sure you're different and remain so, you could start out with your clothing.
For example, you could sew a big yellow David's star on the front of everything you wear. How about that?
And just to show you that two can play the game of words, you shouldn't worry too much about the Holocaust of Assimilation. I'm sure you'll come up with a Final Solution for your Jewish Question.
Doesn't sound too nice when other people use those analogies, does it?
Really, get a life. A nice reformed life.
5/24/2012 1:49:23 PM
Holocaust as a word is dead. It is beaten savagely until it refuses to mean anything anymore.
5/24/2012 2:20:45 PM
I thought the fundie fear was Sharia law being imposed in the USA and now it seems that liberal Jews are re-writing the laws. I can't keep up with this...
5/24/2012 2:25:49 PM
"First comes recognition of the ‘pain’ of others with our empathy and sympathy, then some measure toleration, then more toleration and acceptance, and finally Laws are amended."
Its because of that dynamic that Jews are no longer forced to live in ghettos or treated like resident aliens in most of the countries where they are born. Now granted, I know that rabbis look back on those times as "the good ol' days." After all, the rabbis had near total control over their communities then. But trust me, the popular condemnation of anti-Antisemitism and the closing of Jewish ghettos really is a good thing for humanity.
5/24/2012 2:28:30 PM
Dionysus' last three sentences made my day, and I don't even watch Star Trek.
5/24/2012 2:38:18 PM
5/24/2012 3:32:31 PM
I'd say this hits the trifecta
5/24/2012 3:39:03 PM
Raised by Horses
Words, words, words.
5/24/2012 7:13:03 PM
Tolerance, the word you're looking for is tolerance.
5/24/2012 11:39:37 PM
First comes recognition of the ‘pain’ of others with our empathy and sympathy, then some measure toleration, then more toleration and acceptance, and finally Laws are amended.
That's a GOOD thing.
GODWIN! You lose.
5/25/2012 12:40:11 AM
Gosh yes, who needs empathy?
....oh, yeah. People who aren't psycopaths...
5/25/2012 3:54:00 AM
"Personalized heart-breaking stories can lead or manipulate more and more good people to making long-term incremental changes that eventually harm their own community. First comes recognition of the ‘pain’ of others with our empathy and sympathy, then some measure toleration, then more toleration and acceptance, and finally Laws are amended."
This is the slippery slope scenario. It implies we must always be rigidly opposed to anything not approved by the bible, and even the slightest hint of doubt will trigger an avalanche of permanenet destructive changes.
5/25/2012 3:56:51 AM
You shouldn't blame others for your own lousy family life.
5/25/2012 6:25:40 AM
Stop telling us gays are humans too ! People could begin to sympathize !
5/25/2012 8:16:06 AM
There is toleration.
There is no such thing as too much toleration.
There is no such thing as too little toleration.
There is only toleration.
But toleration cannot be conditional, else it becomes something other than toleration.
In other words, differention between ethnic groups, skin colours, belief systems, secual orientation, etc is not toleration. Real toleration obliterates differences and anathemises the concept of recognising such differetiation.
5/25/2012 12:01:50 PM
EEK! Tolerance that might lead to acceptance!? We can't have that.
5/25/2012 2:43:52 PM
I always wondered what made the minds of Adolf Hitler and his Jew-hating followers tick, with the expressed hatred of Jews. It's either "haters gotta hate" or misfiring brain neurons.
5/25/2012 7:16:32 PM
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