Friday, January 25, 2013

The Blog is Closed

I have decided to tentatively close this blog. The posts will remain however I do not intend to add to them.

I began blogging because of an experience which I had over seven years ago. About December, 2005 I accidentally stumbled upon a blog written by an Orthodox Jew who had converted to atheism. The blog was entitled "Hassidic Rebel" or "Hassidic Heretic" or something like that. The blog was devoted to vilifying Orthodox  Judaism. I was truly stunned and appalled. I left some comments. Another blogger, I believe identifying herself as a Hassidic woman, suggested that I start my own blog.

Hence this blog was born.

Now, however, the anti-Orthodox blogs which once were so numerous seem to have almost all have faded away. I would like to think that my constant exposure of their lies has had something to do with that. 

I have learned a tremendous amount from debating with anti-Orthodox Jews online for all these years. But I think now I have gained all that I can from "blogger university". I think it is time to graduate.

I tentatively intend to publish a book, both in electronic and paper format. I am exploring that concept at this time.

I want to thank all of the people who have left comments over the years. 

In particular I thank my critics. Although I may vehemently disagree with you and even in some cases personally hate you, however I have learned so much from all my critics over the years. Your critiques have immensely helped me to refine and strengthen my arguments. Your efforts I hope will make it possible for me to now successfully transition to different media.

22 comments:

Dave said...

Best of luck!

Ironmistress said...

Thank you for this blog. It has given me perspective on my own Weltanschaung, and while I do know the Bible pretty well on Christian viewpoint, it is always neat to see and inspect it also on the Jewish viewpoint as well.

While we have not always agreed, it has been enjoyable to discuss with you. It is said Jews love to argue. Perhaps the Abrahamic undergrowth on my own family tree has made me to philosophize as well.

Life goes on, and if you one day decide to continue blogging, you are well welcome back to blogosphere.

jewish philosopher said...

My plan is that even when and if a book is published, I would like to associate it with an online forum where readers could post questions and comments. Future editions might then include changes based upon the criticism and suggestions of readers. So I would like to continue with an interactive component.

Of course when and if this all happens, I would include a post about it here.

Drew said...

I figure that now that your blog is finally closing, it's safe now to tell you that the quote at the top of your website was said by a radical socialist feminist who promoted birth control tirelessly.

jewish philosopher said...

I think that she was more famous for her accomplishments in spite of her handicaps.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck. Wild blog that scared me (I'm very suggestible.) You have a solid writing style. You are pretty edgy. You are a character. Good luck.

Tuvia

Drew said...

I never said anything about what she was most known for. Your response had nothing to do with my comment.

Mark said...

I really enjoyed your blog.

Take and God Bless.

In Christ Jesus,
Mark

Eli said...

Very sad to see you go :(

But I wish you the very best of luck with your book :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you've done. Now let the rabbis molest children in peace!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/senior-british-rabbi-filmed-telling-alleged-child-abuse-victim-not-to-go-to-the-police-8471779.html

jewish philosopher said...

What a pity that not quite everyone has joined your little witch hunt.

MP said...

Blogging has moved on to Facebook groups. Best of luck with that.

jewish philosopher said...

Blogging on the web in general seems to be alive and well; I wonder why anti-orthodox bloggers have chosen to go "underground" or just stop.

jewish philosopher said...

http://www.webpronews.com/blogging-in-decline-or-just-evolution-2011-01

Anonymous said...

Good riddance. You personify all that is wrong with orthodox judaism

Anonymous said...

You must have a kosher filter on your computer because I find blog after blog devoted to the writings of the newly free from frum-dom set. In fact, I'd say the OTD movement is growing by leaps and bounds, thankfully!

jewish philosopher said...

Well if you read this post, which may be difficult when you are a drug addled alcoholic, you would see that I'm not going away but on the contrary I am planning on bigger and better ways to proclaim The Truth.

And where are the new blogs??

bIOTwist said...

OTD for life!

bIOTwist said...

and so people who don't share your viewpoint are drug addicts?

jewish philosopher said...

The more obnoxious critics, probably. But you're not right? lol

Mahmoud said...

Allah bless you and all of nation of israel. I am muslim writing from saudi arabia, where many peoples disagree with my love for the jews!

Mr. Cohen said...

How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3021254/posts