I am currently reading Walter Russell Mead’s book God and Gold, subtitled Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World. In this book, he discusses the role of religion as one of the forces in the making of the Western Enlightenment societies we have today. He says this about the Jews in today’s world:
Apart from the significance of Jewish experience to Jews, the survival of the Jews into modern times serves for billions of non-Jews as a kind of historical proof that the God of Abraham is powerful and real. God told Abraham that he would have descendants who would remember his name–and lo! there they are. That this unique people, returning almost miraculously against all probability to the land God promised Abraham would support his descendants, is a kind of bone in the throat of the world–a people and a state that can neither be spat out nor swallowed, unable to find rest at “home” or in exile–only further shows billions of Abrahamic believers just how powerful the narrative (or the God) remains after all these millennia. That world history remains convulsed by the struggles of the Jews to make a home, and that their ethical and military successes and failures reverberate to the ends of the earth, further reinforces the most powerful cultural force that human beings know.
I just love his phrase about the “bone in the throat of the world”, it just works. And the paragraph above supports what I have come to think of as the role of the Jewish People in the world.
The Jews are the Conscience of Humanity. You will know when the human race is well and truly doomed. When the last Jew is gone.
May the Jewish People live, and thrive, Forever. Amen.
Islam is simply an evil religion. Witness what occurred in Paris today.(now, yesterday, updated Friday). This in response to cartoons, for heaven’s sake! Islam’s holy book advocates forced conversion or murder for “apostates” and unbelievers. All over the world, Muslim radicals are murdering innocent civilians, taking hostages in coffee shops, and kidnapping school girls and selling them into slavery. And all over our own country, liberals in the press and even our own president are tying themselves in knots to avoid having to admit the bare, open truth.
Islam is EVIL.
Je Suis Charlie.
**Update on Friday. More heinous murders of Jewish hostages in Paris, by Islamist terrorists. This will not ever stop until all men and women stop appeasing the “religion of peace”, which, by the way, has NEVER been a religion of peace. If you did, or said nothing when they came for the Jews, and the journalists of Charlie Hebdo, they will be coming for YOU next.
They attend their morning prayers, and then go out behind the mosque and…
In my not-so-humble opinion, Islam is EVIL, and must be destroyed.
Both Found on Fox News:
Which course of action is more (or less) humane?
Ending the Death Penalty for Capital Crimes. [Washington State]
Approving Euthanasia for Children. [Belgium]
Yep, the Liberals who run both Washington State and Belgium. They have no problem with sparing the lives of capital murderers, and murdering children.
How twisted can morality get, when God has been banished?
Here are three items from the local and national news:
1. The traffic report on our local conservative talk-radio station is now sponsored by…..get this……Al Jazeera News! So, along with your morning and evening drive-time Talk Radio from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michael Medved, you now hear plugs from Jihad Central. The more you hear about them, the more they hope you will see them as legitimate. Hmmmm….
2. More ominously, the State Attorney General has issued an opinion that any hospital that offers maternity services must also offer abortion services. This is in response to the local Catholic hospital chain merging with other local hospitals (not Catholic) So now religious institutions who run their health-care branches according to their own religious principles, will be persecuted by the State Government if they try to run their hospitals following their religious precepts. Do you really think the Catholic hospital system will give up maternity services? I foresee a battle royal over this issue.
3. Bradley Manning, recently convicted of egregious crimes of releasing classified government documents to an organization whose reason for being is bringing down the US Government, and sentenced to 35 years in prison for his crimes, has declared that he is NOT a Male, but a Female (Chelsea!), and wishes to begin hormone therapy immediately, to convert from Male to Female. ON YOUR DIME!! Do you really want to pay for his sex-conversion therapy while he is in Federal Prison?? [with apologies to Rush Limbaugh, do you want to pay for Bradley Manning’s “chopadickoffamy” operation??]