Friday, June 23, 2006

Ann, Yitzchak and the Messiah

"Although my Christianity is somewhat more explicit in this book, Christianity fuels everything I write." -- Ann Coulter [for real]

Okay! So when Ann called the 9/11 widows "witches" and asked "how do we know their husbands weren’t planning to divorce these harpies?" she was doing it for Jesus. Her death threat against John Murtha? Her regret that Tim McVeigh missed the NY Times building? All fueled by Christianity.

Seen in this light, Ann's bad behavior suddenly makes sense. Crusaders and Inquisitors, after all, attributed their crimes to Jesus, too. The pogroms and the blood libels and even the holocaust were fueled by Christianity, as well.

And, [forgive the neck-snapping change of subject] as I thought about Ann, and her muse, I found myself wondering if perhaps good Christian Ann is another one of those "salt-of-the-earth decent Americans, who want spirituality in their lives," who were praised yesterday by Yitzchak Alderstan.

In the same article, Yitzchak also said, "When Mashiach (the Messiah) arrives and offers them what they are really looking for, they will be the quickest non-Jewish learners."

Uh huh. Let's do a thought experiment. Pretend Mashiach has arrived, with the message that God is real, and he wants us to live according to his laws. Who's more likely to go quitely? The people who've been raised from the cradle to worship Jesus? Or the people with no real commitments on the subject?

I think the good news that Jesus is an illusion will be unbearably hard to swallow for the "salt-of-the-earth" evangelical Christians. More liberal Christians (together with non-beleivers) on the other hand, are less invested in the idea of Jesus and his saving powers. An atheist who's commited to a moral lifestyle, or a liberal christian who spends his life doing good, will be much less disturbed if Jesus is suddenly taken out of the equation. For the hardcore Christian, though, the news will be devestating.

[Another opinion: Duh. The Christians will all leap up and say in one voice, "Of COURSE Jesus was a scam! How could I have believed in Him for so long?!"(You'll have to excuse the capital H, they've only known it's fake for an hour and old habits die hard). Then they'll disassemble their churches, melt crosses into mezuzahs, and live happily ever after as chareidim after flying on eagles to the Jewish land of Israel. The End.]

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