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Burning Mosques, Rabbi Hammerman?

Posted on | December 13, 2011 | 27 Comments

by Smitty via Ace

I realize this is hyperbole, sut still:

If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.

Nice cheap shot, man. Based upon what evidence have you ever seen Christians engage in that sort of mayhem? Westboro Baptist Church does some tasteless picketing. That one goofball in Florida with a bracket ‘stache burned a Qur’an.
And then this:

Unlike some other blue-staters, I do not fear people of faith. I fear people of certainty. The worldwide struggle going on right now is not between good and evil, but between certainty and doubt.

Well, evil sure has you in the hip pocket then, doesn’t it, Rabbi? May the Lord have mercy on you.


27 Responses to “Burning Mosques, Rabbi Hammerman?”

  1. Johnny Chekker
    December 13th, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    obama sucks, he sucks so bad it hurts

  2. Anonymous
    December 13th, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    A man could only make that statement about the fight not being between Good and Evil if he was so lacking in faith he’s ceased listening to G-d.
    An exceedingly sad thing. He needs to listen to the words dripping out of his mouth… he can’t have meant that…

  3. herddog505
    December 13th, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    I wonder what this fellow would have to say to Moses, or Joshua, or Elijah, or David, or Isaiah.

    For that matter, what has he got to say to his congregation (if that’s the right word)?

  4. Anonymous
    December 13th, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    Those evil fundies.  They’re such a danger to our civil rights that we have to cancel all civil rights so long as they remain a danger.

  5. ThePaganTemple
    December 13th, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    I wish I had the talent to be an NFL quarterback, I’d start every game with a pig sacrifice to Ares so I could offend every fuckstick on the planet.

  6. richard mcenroe
    December 14th, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    Ares, or the divinely ascended Herakles as God of Strength?

  7. jwallin
    December 14th, 2011 @ 2:35 am

    I have sent an email to the editor of The Jewish Week complaining of Rabbi Hammerman’s editorial.

    I recommend that others do also. (POLITELY)

    Explain how hurtful and false his accusations are and that they have no place in a periodical that seems to be one aimed at Orthodox Jews.

    Currently Jews and Christians are the only groups of people who are challenging Islam and the most visible targets of Islams murderous beliefs.

    They would do well to appreciate Christianity’s fellowship and assistance.

  8. smitty
    December 14th, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    In general, I’m not about so much potty mouth. I’m not sure I can argue against this particular usage, however.

  9. smitty
    December 14th, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    The unintended consequence of the Postmodern assault on faith is that people who genuinely have it are realizing the need to hang together, peacefully.

  10. ThePaganTemple
    December 14th, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    Herakles or Zeus would be more appropriate sports deities, but with Ares you could offend more people, including the commie peaceniks and the PC sports infiltrators who try to ruin every major sport on the planet under the guise of good sportsmanship, for “the good of the children”. 

  11. ThePaganTemple
    December 14th, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    I like Tebow. Did you see his last game? At the end he not only thanked his “lord and savior” he also gave credit to his teammates. But without a doubt, he pushes and inspires them to excel. That a large segment of the population could be offended by somebody like him is a sure sign of a depraved culture, which is a good reason to cuss in its own right.

  12. Quartermaster
    December 14th, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Hammerman is right about salvation. Since salvation is to be found only in Christ, it isn’t avilable to a Jew. A Jew must become a Christian first, and leave Judaism behind.

    Other than that, Hammerman is an idiot. An evil idiot at that.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    Cuss words have a purpose and they do seem to fit here.

  14. Bob Belvedere
    December 14th, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    Obviously you’re not a Catholic.

    See: Richard John Neuhaus,

  15. ThePaganTemple
    December 14th, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    If a Jew were to become a Christian, I’m reasonably sure he could continue practicing Judaism with no conflict. The earliest Christians seemed to do so at least.

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  17. Dashercl
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    remember the massive riots in jacksonville after he won the heisman? some get iowahawk on this

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  20. Quartermaster
    December 14th, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    What both of neglect is that the term “Jew” means “a practitioner of the Religion ofJudah.” Neuhaus neglected that fact as well and was dead wrong as a result. Hebrew is the ethnicity, not Jew.

    The early Church practiced only part of Judaism during the transition, if they weren’t Gentile, but that practice ended with the destruction of the temple in AD 70 when Judaism became impossible (there is a difference between Rabinical Judaism, which is a fake, and Old Testament Judaism). No Jew can accept Christ as Messiah. To leave Christianity and revert to Judaism involves a complete repudiation of Christ as a “common malefactor.” jews are in the situation they are in because they rejected the God of their fathers and brought on themselves the prophecies Moses gave to them in warning of what would happen if they did just what they did with Christ.

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  22. Charles
    December 14th, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    The Jewish Week has pulled the editorial. You can find the apology on Rabbi Hammerman’s personal blog.

  23. smitty
    December 14th, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    Thanks. Now he has me as a commenter.

  24. Ron Lewenberg
    December 14th, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Leftist gay-rights, gay marriage, JStreet supporter shows tolerance. There is a word for this anti-Christian bigorty from this anti-Torah “Rabbi”: Chillul Hashem. It means “Desecration of the Name (of G_d)” and it is used when a Jew disparages Judaism and Jews.  This anti-Christian oikophobe seems to want to justify his hatred of Christians by forment antisemitism. I can find no other rational for this piece.

  25. Ron Lewenberg
    December 14th, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    The Jewish Week isn’t aimed at Orthodox Jews. You are thinking of the Jewish Press.

  26. Quartermaster
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    The article has been nuked. It’s not even in the Google Cache. Someone got some brains, it seems.

  27. Benning
    December 15th, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    I don’t see any apology! I wish I had the comments thread from that piece, though. There was a quote from a Rabbi on how misguided many American Jews are, regarding American Christians. Love to have that!