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Lesbianism isn’t kosher

Literally!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 10, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Religion

Bohemian Hanukkah

New parody song this year, based on Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

I have to say, this is surprisingly good.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 6, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Music videos, Religion

Hanukkah in Santa Monica

Some guy on YouTube does a rendition of the song.

This song demonstrates how songwriters find Hanukkah to be such a dismal holiday, that they can only make comedy songs about it.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 6, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Religion

Chinese food for Christmas

This music video makes it look a lot more fun than it is.

This Chinese food meme keeps coming up in the comments. For starters, Orthodox Jews would never eat Chinese food because it’s not kosher.

It has been said that for less religious Jews in New York City, going back to the 1940s, Chinese food was their first gateway to eating non-kosher food, I guess because it was cheap. As a kid, I remember thinking how Chinese food tasted so much better than anything my mother would cook.

With Christmas being a day when Jews had nothing to do, and Chinese restaurants were the only restaurants open (because Chinese people are not Christian so they also don’t celebrate Christmas), and Jews trying to maintain their Jewish identity by NOT doing anything that Christians would do on Christmas such as cooking a big festive meal, that’s how the Chinese food tradition took off.

Jews have a tendency to maintain dumb traditions like this even when they no longer make sense. Probably because assimilated Jews don’t really believe in their religion, so the only thing they have is dumb traditions like eating Chinese food on Christmas instead of exchanging presents and cooking a meal.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 5, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Religion

Rabbi Meir Kahane on the true meaning of Hannaukah

http://www.freeman.org/m_online/jan01/kahane.htm

Here’s a sample:

The Chanukah that has erupted unto the world Jewish scene in all its childishness, asininity, shallowness, ignorance and fraud is not the Chanukah of reality. The Hanukah that came into vogue because Jewish parents – in their vapidness needed something to counteract Christmas; that exploded in a show of “we-have-lights-just-as-our-goyisha-neighbors” and in an effort to reward our spoiled children with eight gifts instead of the poor Christian one; the Chanukah that the Temple, under its captive Rabbi, turned into a school pageant so that the beaming parents might think that the Religious School is really successful instead of the tragic oke and waste that it really is; the Chanukah that speaks of Jewish Patrick Henrys giving-me-liberty-or-death and that pictures the Maccabees as great liberal saviors who fought so that the kibbutzim might continue to be free to preach their Marx and eat their ham, that the split-level dwellers of suburbia might be allowed to violate their Sabbath in perfect freedom and the Reform and Conservative Temples continue to fight for civil rights for Blacks, Puerto Ricans and Jane Fonda, is not remotely connected with reality.

I agree with Rabbi Kahane, but in the opposite direction. If Jews want to celebrate a holiday that has nothing to do with the actual meaning of Hanukkah so they can have Christmas-lite, they should just celebrate the real thing, celebrate Christmas, and properly relegate Hanukkah to those other ignored Jewish holidays like the Fast of Gedaliah or Lag BaOmer.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 4, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Religion

Hanukkah in The Atlantic Magazine

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/hanukkah-sucks-amirite/419649/

“That’s the cheap and dirty way of looking at it—that Hanukkah is penis envy, that Jews need to have their own equivalent of Christmas,” Weissman Joselit said.

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Better Hanukkah article in the NY Times:

When it comes down to it, it’s pretty clear that the Maccabees would have hated me. They would have hated me because I’m assimilated and because I’m the product of intermarriage. And while I can’t say for certain what the Maccabees would have thought about my fondness for Bernie Sanders or my practice of Reconstructionist Judaism, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t have liked those things either.

Given all this, there’s a part of me that wants to skip out on Hanukkah altogether. Why should I light candles and sing songs to celebrate a group of violent fundamentalists?

The answer, frankly, is that it’s not my choice. With my daughter ready to sign up for Team Santa, we have to celebrate something, and I’m not quite Hellenized enough to get a Christmas tree.

Jews FEAR Christmas.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 2, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Religion

Why the Muslims hate us

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/china-pathologizing-uighur-muslims-mental-illness/568525/

One million Muslims are being held right now in Chinese internment camps, according to estimates cited by the UN and U.S. officials. Former inmates—most of whom are Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority—have told reporters that over the course of an indoctrination process lasting several months, they were forced to renounce Islam, criticize their own Islamic beliefs and those of fellow inmates, and recite Communist Party propaganda songs for hours each day. There are media reports of inmates being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, which are forbidden to Muslims, as well as reports of torture and death.

But the Muslims don’t hate the Chinese, they hate America and Israel. Muslims respect brutality and strength, they detest SJWism which they perceive as weakness. SJWs in the U.S. fakestream media are far more distressed about Chinese mistreatment of Muslims then actual Muslims.

Muslims would like Israel a lot better if they treated the Palestinians the way the Chinese treat their Muslims.

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However, I can see a future where SJWs put conservatives into internment camps and brainwash them using the same methods.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 29, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Religion

Catholic Church gay priests child abuse

Although I don’t believe in this Jesus stuff, I’ve for a long time supported Protestantism as the better religion than Catholicism.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 16, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Religion

Pope Francis says that the death penalty must be abolished

The pope is on a roll this week.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 2, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Religion

Catholic news: Pope Francis on idolatry

Today Pope Francis said at the general audience that idolatry encompasses a lot more than false cults of paganism.

Examples given are:

  • Going to tarot card readers or palm readers to divine the future instead of praying to the Lord.
  • Seeing material possessions, such as cars or smartphones, as a way to happiness.
  • Neglecting your children, or not having them at all, in order to advance one’s career
  • Women spending hours in front of a mirror to make themselves beautiful.
  • Seeking fame.
  • Companies laying people off in order to increase their profits.
  • Using drugs.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 1, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Religion

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