Re: McCain and the Jews
- From: Yisroel Markov <ey.markov@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 19:43:04 +0000 (UTC)
On Thu, 22 May 2008 16:12:49 +0000 (UTC), "J J Levin"
"Don Levey" <Don_SCJM@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"J J Levin" <jjlevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
John McCain SOLICITED this guy's support?
Of course. Evangelicals dislike him, so he's trying to build bridges.
And has not renounced him?
?Yesterday, Pastor John Hagee endorsed my candidacy for president in
San Antonio, Texas. However, in no way did I intend for his
endorsement to suggest that I in turn agree with all of Pastor Hagee?s
views, which I obviously do not.?
What else is there to renounce?
Should we thank God's messenger, Adolph Hitler?
Non-sequitur. Please consider that the Talmud calls Nevuhadnezzar, who
killed a substantial percentage of then living Jews, an instrument of
God's will. (But AFAIK it doesn't say the same of the Romans, who had
perpetuated a worse slaughter than the Shoah, in percentage terms.)
Nowhere does it suggest being thankful to him, or that this exempted
him from punishment for being too willing. But I suspect you've heard
will also, so...
Most O Jews whom I have heard or read have said that the Holocaust was so
beyond the pale that it cannot be understood, rather than attribute these
atrocities and mass exterminations to God. Especially since hundreds of
thousands of pious believers, and 1.5 million innocent children, were
slaughtered along with the "sinners" . The Holocaust is one reason why I am
an atheist. The old conundrum: either God is omnipotent (and willingly did
not stop the Holocaust, in which case he cannot be all-benevolent) or he is
not omnipotent and therefore is not God. Take your pick.
It's neither, of course. But I suppose it's useless to discuss this.
Yisroel "Godwrestler Warriorson" Markov - Boston, MA Member
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