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Appalling: High School Teacher Assigns Students Essay on Why "Jews Are Evil”

ThousandLaces Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 9:29 PM
By reading the verse, and others, you can see that god is jealous. He doesn't want you to have any gods before him because he's zealous? That wouldn't make sense. And there is no reason "proud" would be impossible if "zealous" isn't. You lose. Come on admit it, and let's move on to "a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak;".
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 1:37 AM
"Now, how the dickens can God, who made and owns everything, be jealous on anything that he created, especially the works or possessions (not really!) of puny man?"

I'm no scholar, and even I know that; everyone had their own god back then.

All it is saying is that for the Jews, YWHW is the HNIC. "God" wasn't talking about whether other gods existed; that is obviously your projection onto people who saw gods everywhere.

Monotheism as you're thinking of it was centuries down the line.
Rich D. Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 12:44 AM
(cont.)

It is absurd on its face. Dawkins has painted himself into a corner by making a sophomoric category mistake, and you have tracked your bare feet in the wet paint to join him!

Got turpentine?
Rich D. Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 12:42 AM
Ha ha. You are looking at the translation. Click on the first column and read all the way down, and remember that jealous was the term used for zeal in the Bible (see the dictionary).

A primitive root; to be (causatively, make) zealous, i.e. (in a bad sense) jealous or envious... So in a good sense, it is zealous for God.

Now let's go to Brown Driver Briggs 12th printing, 2008, page 888, second column, root qof-nun-aleph (Strong's 7065). Entry 3 is the one used when God is involved and it reads "be zealous".

Now, how the dickens can God, who made and owns everything, be jealous on anything that he created, especially the works or possessions (not really!) of puny man?

(cont.)
ThousandLaces Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 11:36 PM
Yeah, I can see why you are so embarrassed you have to run away.
qan·na ??????? is Jealous
http://biblos.com/exodus/34-14.htm
Rich D. Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 10:47 PM
You are incorrect. You didn't look up the Hebrew, so you are dishonest. Good bye.

What in the world is going on in American public schools? Good heavens:

ALBANY, New York - A New York state high school English teacher who asked students to imagine they were Nazis and give reasons why Jews were evil could be reprimanded or dismissed, a school district superintendent said on Friday.

City School District of Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard apologized at a news conference and pledged officials would personally express regret to Albany High School students who were given the assignment and their families.

"This assignment for some of our students at Albany High School was completely...