Monday, October 08, 2007

Church to Jews: Let's make a deal


A senior American cardinal has asked Jews to reconsider descriptions of Jesus as a "bastard" in exchange for a softening of traditional Catholic prayers calling for Jews to be converted to Christianity.


"It does work both ways. [he said] Maybe this is an opening to say, 'Would you care to look at some of the Talmudic literature's description of Jesus as a bastard, and so on, and maybe make a few changes in some of that?'"

There are about 20 million things wrong with this, and from every possible perspective, including (1) theology, (2) history, and (3) human deceny.

I am working on a post that says more. Stay tuned.

Tip of the Galero: Fred on the Mainline

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