Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Jewish Conservatism

Listening to talk shows gives you a sense of all the non-intellectual arguements of liberals. One of the favorite ones is "What Would Jesus Do/Drive/Pay out in welfare." The thing is that these callers are generally correct. Jesus was a man with strongly egalitarian views. In fact his movement is probably most similar to Korah's movement. Both were premised on the idea of, "All men are holy so why do we need priests?". It is true that Jesus would probably support the social program of the Democrats. That is why it is so much easier being a Jewish conservative. When your debater notices you're religious and uses that much used rebuttal you can laugh it off because you don't have to defend the words of someone who was (from the Jewish perspective) a charismatic, but false prophet. An example came up during the Medved show. He was arguing for something or other and a caller used his most devestating attack. "You call yourself a Christian, but..." the easy reply was, "No I don't I'm Jewish.

3 Comments:

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Shmuli said...

1. All of your debates are probably in person, where your opponent might notice the Jew pariphenelia with which you festoon yourself.

2. All your opponents are probably Jewish and will likely ask "is it good for the Jews?", rather than "what would Jesus do?"

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger Mike said...

True but hypothetically my point remains

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Tobie said...

Well, they could always reply that Jesus was also Jewish, so his opinions must reflect mainstream Judiasm...
;)

 

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