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Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Feb 14, 2008 at 03:44

My Dear infidel. Let me clarify in short words for you some of your misconceptions. The first lies with in the comments title. Secondly, to your accusation that I'm not a cheerleader for Judaism. Why is it that I have to be? Am I indebted to the people of the Jewish faith? Do I owe them an unconditional allegiance? Am I not allowed my own opinion or must I fall in line with your ethnocentric dictates?

Since I'm not a Christian I don't owe the Jews for giving me a God to worship. I'm a free agent, free of the shackles of Jewish mythology and especially free from a mythology that is not naturally germane to my people. I can tell you in all honesty that in regard to religion I am equally neutral. For the Jews, Judaism seems to answer well. For the Moslems, Islam. For those who want to be Christian, Christianity. It matters not one iota to me in whom or what value you place on your mythology. If it is indeed yours to begin with, or just something adopted.

Now the exception to that rule is plain and uncluttered so you should have no problems grasping the intent. I take exception to any practitioner of any religion who puts their mythology out for general consumption as if it were a given, a universal truth all must acknowledge and or all must revere. Jewish mythology is of no importance to me. The Jewish Gods are of no importance to me. I am Jewish neutral. As I am Moslem neutral or Christian neutral. I'm religiously indifferent. I don't care what God you worship. I only care about what you think in regards to how you act. I view actions not judge belief systems. And I don't always think Jews act any better than Moslems, or that Israeli's behave any better than Palestinians. And if that observation makes me a "Jew hater" in your eyes ...so be it.

As for the rest of your post. Well there's not much I can say to a person who intentionally misrepresents himself to shelter from his own errors. You misread my earlier post looking for an argument to fortify your preconceptions. I wouldn't expect you to acknowledge that but, it would have been more appropriate for you to say no more.

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