Tuesday, July 26, 2011
[it's not OK]
One thing which I think has raised the most eyebrows about my blogging is that not only have I written articles supporting and promoting Judaism, however I have also done a lot of writing critiquing atheism and sometimes even leaving very critical comments on atheist blogs. Not only am I trying to advocate Judaism, however I am also doing everything possible to discredit atheism.
This has sometimes come at great personal cost. I have, for example, been fired from my job and expelled from nursing school.
This is, however, hardly unprecedented.
In Israel, the Yad L'achim organization for decades has done counter missionary work, trying to diminish the influence of Christian missionaries in Israel. Activists have sometimes been beaten, sued and complaints have been made to the US State Department. When doing anti-intermarriage work, Yad L'achim members even risk their lives to save Jews.
All this work is done apparently with full ultra-orthodox rabbinical support.
Every "Jewish skeptic" writing on the Internet is no different than a "Messianic Jew" handing out pamphlets at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Surely, everything possible must be done to discourage these scoundrels who seek to corrupt their fellow Jews.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 3:03 PM