Yet another Jewish columnist is calling on Jews to "Just Leave Christmas Alone."
First we had Dennis Prager asking Jews to put up and/or enjoy Christmas decorations. Next, Burt Preltsky complained that carping about Christmas slows assimilation. Now Charles Krauthammer thinks that any Jew who dislikes Christmas is motivated by "petty defensiveness."
"Petty defensiveness?" Chuck, aren't you the guy who wrote a searing criticism of Mel Gibson's Passion movie, charging Christianity with "countless Christian massacres of Jews" and preparing "Europe for the ultimate massacre -- 6 million Jews systematically murdered in six years -- in the heart, alas, of a Christian continent."
And now you think any Jew who objects to the ultimate Christian feast is motivated by "petty defensiveness?" I am a Jew, an Orthodox Jew, who does not, your condescending suggestion aside, feel "threatened by Christians celebrating their religion in public."
Rather, I have a very long memory. And I am slow to forgive.
Side question: Could someone from the Conservative wing of our little blog party explain to me why the same Jewish, but conservative, columnists who go on and on about absolute truth are now urging Jews to tolerate - and even enjoy - Christmas? Do absolute values matter? Does morality matter? Is it worth fighting about? If so, why are so many conservative columnists urging us to be tolerant and sensitive toward Christmas? Have they all gone PC? If Chrstianity is false, it is immoral and it offends God every bit as much as a late term-abortion.
You can't tolerate one, and abhor the other and call yourself moraly consistant.