Monday, March 01, 2010
[what you find under rocks]
A recent blog post described a scene from what I would assume is the typical lifestyle of Orthodox Jews who convert to atheism.
The post describes young people who are completely immersed in unhealthy habits and addictions - promiscuity, marijuana, tobacco and alcohol. Apparently not a moment is wasted on philosophical discussions or scientific research; so much for all the questioning and doubts about Torah from Sinai. And these people are really worried about "unethical" rabbis? Oh, I'm sure – but perhaps they should worry about their own underage drinking and substance abuse. And of course these young people are properly filing their income taxes.
In my humble opinion it's obvious what's happening to these people. They're suffering from depression and as a result they are attempting to medicate themselves. However the crutches they're using will not help in the long run. They're not only losing the next world, condemned to eternal damnation, they will lose this world too. The addictions they are cultivating will rot out their minds and bodies. They will eventually be bitter middle aged people and finally lonely old alcoholics and cat ladies.
This is a like a cancer in the community's body.
Prevention is the first priority.
Surgical removal is the final line of defense.
As Sir Walter Scott once wrote:
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 4:12 PM