Be not indifferent

The death last week of crusty White House reporter, Helen Thomas, prompted me to rerun my post from three years ago that featured the anti Semitic remark that got her fired. She deserved being fired, but it should have occurred several years earlier with a similar remark.


  1. bernicium on July 23, 2013 at 2:03 am

    I know this will seem really ignorant, but I just don’t understand why people hate Jews. I’m fine with them, they’ve never done anything to me.

    Is it simply that people are blinded by anger and by the god of this age?

    • quinersdiner on July 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Outstanding question. Dennis Prager wrote a book that covers that very subject, titled “Why the Jews?” I’ll try to dig it out and write a post on it.

    • Parody on July 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      It’s the same reason that they hate homosexuals. It’s because they think that their god tells them to.

      • quinersdiner on July 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

        Give me a break.

    • Shawn Pavlik on July 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      I can think of a couple reasons:
      1. Their leaders conspired to kill our Savior. Now if you understand that that was God’s plan all along, it makes it easier to forgive, but evil IS evil. That is not to say that we should hold the whole religion responsible for the acts of a few Pharisees. But it could be one reason for anti-Semitism.
      2. Pure jealousy. Somehow Jews always seem to do well financially even when other seem to be suffering. An excellent example of this would be German Jews of the 1920’s, who were doing pretty well, even while much of the world, particularly the Germans, were suffering.

      Personally, I think Israel is our most important ally, as they are our ONLY ally in the hottest spot in the world.

      • quinersdiner on July 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        This is a fascinating subject, Shawn. I’m trying to find my book, “Why the Jews?” which offers great insights from a Jewish perspective. If I can dig it out, I’ll write a post on it.