Monday, September 11, 2006

All Israel Has A Place...

This is how you respond to a Christian who wants your forgiveness for the atrocities committed by Christians towards Jews.

______, I'm only speaking for myself here, but I don't want any apology from Christians about what they did to Jews in the past. If Christians want peace with Jews then all I ask is that Christians leave us alone with their religion in the present; we know what we believe and we know what G-d wants us to do, and it's Torah and mitzvahs, that's it. You know, it's not like we just don't get this whole "G-d thing," we know what G-d wants us to do. Christians killed us in the past, I don't care, and the more I realized that being a Jew meant observance the less I cared about the death of our bodies (in the past). Christians let out their vengeance on us for rejecting their lord; I don't care. They burned us at the stake and only took us off when we "repented," I don't care - those Christians all have been served their justice and all those innocent Jews that they murdered are in Heaven - that is why I can forgive you. But as if killing our bodies wasn't enough, Christians began to target our souls through conversion tactics and missionary work and other things, like telling us that they love us, and in the 21st Century. That's funny, trying to steal away someone's identity doesn't seem like an act of love to me, it seems like an act of hate. I much rather that my body die than my soul; kill my body, I don't care, touch my soul with something that I find detestable and there cannot be peace between you and I and for that I cannot and will not forgive. _____, the soul of the Jewish people is off limits to any two-legged (or more) being walking, swimming, or flying on this planet - the soul of the Jewish people belongs to G-d Himself. That's why there is a war between Jews and Christians because you want our souls, but I'm sorry, they've already been taken and He will never give them up - if you can pry open His fingers then you can have them. I understood your little cartoon, and I understood by the look in your eyes when I recited your little prose that you realized the mistake that you made - not you nor any other being formed from dust can ever tell me, or any other human being, that they are going to Hell, and that is what you told me in your e-mail and I understand that very clearly. Perhaps the next time you think of telling another one of G-d's Holy Creatures, be it a Gentile or a Jew that their final resting place is Hell, you will think of your own final destination. If you want my apology you will never say a word about Christianity to me again.

*This is an e-mail that I sent to my ex-manager after she sent me an e-mail alluding that if I did not accept Jesus that I was going to Hell.

This is what she told me (pictures were part of the original e-mail) in her e-mail, and accused me of seeing too far into things when I told her that it was wrong of her to allude that I was going to Hell:

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_____ said, "If you leave this realm, with your sins still "clinging" to you, you have only the fearful expectation of being consumed by His Holiness."

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Oy, I have such an over-active imagination!

Just know that they want our forgiveness so they can go on prosletyzing to us guilt-free; most Christians understand that we have a right to be hostile towards Christianity and by getting our forgiveness they can put the past behind them. By denying them the peace of mind that comes with forgiveness they will never feel fully comfortable talking to us about Christianity - so by all means, don't tell a Christian that you forgive him. Your lack of forgiveness will cause him to think of you as a stubborn, hateful, and vengeful person that can never be happy, but let him think what he wants because you know that he's wrong and you are defending your people and your faith. If you tell him that you forgive him he will assume that you have now "opened your heart" and "are ready to be saved': by "not forgiving" Christians we will have erected an invisible and impenetrable wall around our faith from the conversion attempts of Christianity. And even if they know that they can't convince you, at least they might think twice before targeting a Jew who is less resolute than you. This is a battle for our souls and we have to defend them.

Have an excellent Rosh Hashanah and an easy fast this Yom Kippur and may the Holy One, Blessed is He transcribe you in the Book of Life.