I confess to being unable to understand why gay marriage and gay rabbis elicit loud, angry complaints from Agudahs Yisroel, but Rabbis who rape small children do not. One is an abomination, and the other is not?
I confess to being unable to understand why a single Shabbos flight generated calls for a boycott from the very same rabbis who sat silently when the Israeli government refused to pay municipal workers for 5 months. One is an issur deoyraysa and a chillul hashem, and the other is not?
I confess to being unable to understand why the claims of scientists about the origin of the world produce so much fear and loathing in pious preceints. A 5000 year-old universe testifies absolutely to chochmas elokim, but a 5 billion-year old universe does not?
And, likewise, I confess to being unable to understand this paragraph's underlying logic:
The Bush administration has sent signals since last month's elections that the president is prepared to accept some tax increases on upper-income families, worrying congressional Republicans and fiscal conservative watchdogs who say he will compromiseThe poor can send their children to die in the war, and congressional Republicans don't mind, but ask the rich to pay for it and suddenly they tune in?