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Old 25th April 2007, 09:12 AM
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Unhappy Auschwitz

Polyanna. {Or Humanism went up the chimney at Auschwitz}

Polyanna, you're so sweet,
Everything in your world is neat,
No one else is really bad!!!!
Why should anyone be sad??
Hitler and friends may stray,
But they''ll be really good
...........................one day.


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Old 25th April 2007, 09:14 AM
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Pollyanna tells the story of Pollyanna Whittier, a young girl who goes to live with her wealthy Aunt Polly after her father's death. Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers around what she calls "The Glad Game": she always tries to find something to be glad about in every situation, and to always do without delay whatever she thinks is right. With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality, she brings so much gladness to her aunt's dispirited New England town that she transforms it into a pleasant, healthy place to live. Eventually, however, even Pollyanna's robust optimism is put to the test when she loses the use of her legs in an accident.

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Old 7th May 2007, 01:21 PM
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Default brokenhearted Jewish people

I've met several Jewish people, so broken by the utter abandonment of their people during the Holocaust, they no longer believe in God at all, they remain Jewish in their ritual and culture, social customs--and still devote themselves to scholarship of the Scriptures. But, the Scriptures are not God's Word to them anymore, they are (inside themselves) weeping, I think, in disillusionment and pain. One of the most lyrical memoirs of the Holocaust was written by an Italian Jew, Primo Levi, of Turin. He struggled with depression for years after the camps were dismantled and the Nazis defeated, yet still, years later he died by his own hand. The stated purpose of the Nazis who ran the camps was to "break the body, break the mind, break the heart, break the spirit." And sadly, it is possible to destroy a human being and leave only the "walking wounded" going through the motions.
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Old 7th May 2007, 02:44 PM
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One of the things that made me wonder, walking around the Holocaust Museum of Vad Vashem in Jerusalem was what it would be like to be a Jew considering the Holocaust? Whatever it would be my reaction to it would be defining for me both spiritually, philosophically and as a person.

My friend Avram thought of it as a punishment from God for the Jews forsaking the Laws of the Torah as to many Orthodox Jews and Rabbi's. Secularist Jews see it as a justification for Zionism. But what ever the reaction there has to be a reaction its not something you walk by.

Avram thought Jesus was a false prophet and a blasphemer, someone who got what was coming to Him. He was bitter about Jesus and blamed Him for a lot of the sufferings the Jewish people had undergone down the centuries. I asked him what he thought the Messiah would look like, how they would know Him when He came. Avram, quoting a famous scholar, I believe thought it would be as obvious to the world as the rising of the sun in the morning, there would be no mistaking Him.

I find the Jewish people fascinating.
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Old 7th May 2007, 05:28 PM
Climacus Areopagite Climacus Areopagite is offline
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Default The Jews

I know some Orthodox Jews, and I really respect the fact that they close down and dont work on their Sabbath day. I am sick of Traditional Catholics criticizing them as if they are the source of all ills in the world.
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Old 12th May 2007, 04:00 AM
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No, just another sect or cult that rejects Jesus as the Son of God. Most are socialistic, liberal, and pro abortion. Very few orthodox anymore, secular humanism is infused in their psyche.
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Old 12th May 2007, 10:59 AM
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The Jewish faith has the OT Scriptures, but they lack the full Tradition, Scripture, Magisterium which keeps the teaching of the Church true and sure. So it is inevitable that they become more and more influenced by secular society, since they lack TSM.

But I think that the Warning will return many Jews to a devout and conservative Judaism, and many Muslims to a devout and peaceful version of Islam.
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