Sunday, November 20, 2005

"What could be more bigoted than to claim you have a monopoly on God?"

Rabbi Eric Yoffie asks the right question.

1 comment:

Mike said...

"What could be more bigoted than to claim you have a monopoly on God?"

1) To belong to a sect that actually claims to be God's chosen people, thereby eliminating any question of who is really right.

2) To blast the "right wing" while serving as a rabbi in a sect that is only to the "left" when compared to right-wing zealots within Judaism.

3) To compare those with whom you disagree immediately with Adolph Hitler. Known in most circles as the absolute measure of having no other basis upon which to make a valid point of argument.

4) To suggest that those who have a stong conviction regarding one particular 'sin', in this case homosexuality...are less entitled to act upon those beliefs than the good rabbi, who daily directs and guides people within his own convictions.

5) To pretend that lashing out against homesexual bigotry somehow excuses the bigotry engrained within his own sect, which is (within the same article pointed out as) admonishing its members to be "more" accepting of non-Jewish spouses to keep up numbers.