I find it interesting that the Chabadnikim (people who follow Chabad) are upset over the fact that they aren’t allowed to put pressure on kids to become more dati (orthodox). I really do understand their upset. They see Jewish kids suffering a lackÂ of direction, and they want to provide that direction. They see Judaism as … Read moreIt’s Gotta Be Good for the Goose
Yesterday was Yom Kippur (pronounce it like this: yome kee-poor). It’s a great day for introspection, for quiet reflection. The nation is quiet. No cars move. Kids play in the street. Religious Jews fast and afflict their souls. Christians and non-religious Jews have a sandwich and read a good book – but, we’re VERY quiet … Read moreJudeo-Christian Roots of Islam
Does it matter that Jews and Christians don’t understand each other? Not only does it not matter… but, it’s the way that religious belief works. Different faiths are SUPPOSED to be mutually incomprehensible. It’s the law. It is natural to believe that anyone who disagrees with YOUR faith is WRONG – with all the associated … Read moreSo, Why Is Islam So Upset With the Pope?
Most of you know that I am a Christian. Some of you know what kind. A few of you are frustrated because I do not make reference to my religious convictions in this blog. I have good reasons for why I do not emphasize my beliefs here, and one day I may go into them. … Read moreFaith and Misunderstanding