Comments on: Give Hagee a chance, says McCain ally Lieberman http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/30/give-hagee-a-chance-says-mccain-ally-lieberman/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Carl http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/30/give-hagee-a-chance-says-mccain-ally-lieberman/comment-page-1/#comment-3797 Mon, 02 Jun 2008 00:12:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/30/give-hagee-a-chance-says-mccain-ally-lieberman/#comment-3797 In 1899, Mark Twain published an essay in Harper’s Magazine entitled “Concerning the Jews”. The last paragraph is much quoted because it tends to reflect the resilience of Jews regardless of their extremely small numbers world-wide–a longevity not experienced by the likes of the Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks and Romans–all the latter peoples falling from “splendor” into decline and then “twilight” or nothingness.Twain’s last few lines read, “All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”Some say that the essay was a reflection of Samuel Langhorne Clemens’ (Twain’s) deep-seated dislike of Jews, which is why one must look at the context of the entire essay. On the other hand, some say that he intended the essay as a robust defense of the Jews as a race and as a religion.Regardless, it just goes to show that the question of Jewish influence when compared to Jewish numbers is a longstanding one that has yet to have a definitive answer. Twain was nearing the end of his life in 1899, and even as astute a thinker as himself could not articulate an answer.Perhaps the Jews are in fact “God’s chosen people” as many believe that they are.Just on the outside chance that this may be true, American Christendom continues to keep the modern state of Israel afloat sixty years after the Jews began their long-term campaign to “attrit” the Jewish state of the majority of non-Jews who called Palestine home for nearly 2,000 years…long before the arrival of Islam.

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By: Oklahoma Jack http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/30/give-hagee-a-chance-says-mccain-ally-lieberman/comment-page-1/#comment-3793 Sun, 01 Jun 2008 14:41:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/30/give-hagee-a-chance-says-mccain-ally-lieberman/#comment-3793 Dear Mr. & Mrs. Reader…One day soon I’m going to sit down and do some serious research.It would be interesting to find out roughly just how many unconditionally pro-Israeli Christians there are in the United States. Likewise, I would like to know roughly how many unconditionally pro-Israeli Jews there are in the United States. Together, are they 5%, 10% or what percentage of the 300,000,000 people who reside within the United States and its outlying territorial possessions. Likewise, I’m wondering just what percentage these two groups together constitute within the roughly 225,000,000 Americans of voting age…or the roughly half that number who actually vote.I’d be willing to bet that the tail wags the dog, numbers-wise. Although, you wouldn’t know that by the way the media hypes their activities or by the way politicians cater to them.I can’t remember who it was…but didn’t an American politician once say that the United States needed to be more evenhanded in its foreign policy related to Palestinian Arab Muslims v. Israeli Jews? As I recall, that statement didn’t bode well for his career. And hasn’t former president, Jimmy Carter, been saying pretty much the same thing…while being marginalized for saying it?With Barack Obama severing connections to his long time church of Christian origin, and John McCain severing connections with his brief allies of right-wing Christian origin…perhaps the fanatical Christian tail is about to cease wagging the dog at the White House.Best Regards,Oklahoma Jack

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By: Nu'man El-Bakri http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/30/give-hagee-a-chance-says-mccain-ally-lieberman/comment-page-1/#comment-3709 Fri, 30 May 2008 10:26:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/30/give-hagee-a-chance-says-mccain-ally-lieberman/#comment-3709 I believe the prophet Bill Hicks said it best:”we have had fundamentalist Christians in the White House. Fundamentalist Christians who believe the Bible is the exact word of God, including that wacky fire and brimstone Revelations ending, have had their finger on the f****** button…”Tell me when Lord, tell me when. Let me be your servant Lord.”

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