Sunday, December 24, 2006

Are Jews Missing the Point or Just the Boat?

Paul Newman said, as he was tied to a parking meter in Cool Hand Luke: "what we have here is a failure to communicate." The following somehow seems a lapse in basic understanding or is it?

"For Jews, Christmas Eve has become the dating or the matchmaking night," said the creator of the Matzo Ball, the granddaddy of all such parties. "That's the night that things happen."

In Los Angeles, it's Schmooz-a-Palooza, which has drawn more than 1,000 people in the past, and another in New York are being sponsored for the first time this year by JDate.

"I think that every two seconds on the radio you hear another Christmas song, and everywhere you go you see Christmas trees," said the organizer of Schmooz-a-Palooza. "I think in a predominantly non-Jewish environment, even Los Angeles, (What is Holywood--chopped liver???) I think it's an important night for Jewish people to get together and connect and to party and be proud they're Jewish."

Helloooooooooooo my Jewish friends. This is your night. Your Jewish boy made it big. Jesus is the biggest and most important Jew in human history. Just because you might feel a bit left out due to a failure to understand what this Jew was trying to bring you to, do celebrate his life as cultural triumph. Don't feel left out, drop the baggage of that Old Testament style religion and hop on the God Express provided to you by Jesus, promoter of the New Dispensation. If you come along maybe those other spiritual diehards, your Moslem brothers will see the error of their ways. Think about it a moment. What is the difference between a Jew and a Moslem? Both parties believe in one God, so much so that the notion of Three Persons in One God was as much of an anathema to Caiaphas as it was to the Caliphate. The rest of the difference can be chalked up to just philosophical and cultural detail and a bit of history. No?

2 comments:

J. Mumphrey Bibblesnæð said...

Neither.
Glad I could help.

Sean said...

I love your brevity but I must say that most Jews DO NOT reflect adequately on their basic assumption, viz., that Jesus was only a man, a prophet just like any other. The corollary to this conclusion is that he was a deluded liar and so are his followers. We Christians complement this attitude with a similar one. Only the deluded do not believe in the Divinity of Christ. Therefore Jews and Moslems in particular are not only deluded but deliberately oppose the will of God by clinging to outmoded notions about God and His intentions for humanity.