Jews Compare Christianity to Pornography
But that's another theological debate for another place. Meanwhile, for those who might be worried at the lack of clear guidelines of how to avoid avoda zara (Idolatry), it would probably be best to adapt the common-sense definition of pornography - "I know it when I see it."
Leading U.S. rabbi welcomed Obama, now stands accused of idolatry By Anshel Pfeffer
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York would never have made the mistake of wearing a cross, certainly not in shul. But he nevertheless is in hot water for a similar "Christian" offense to Orthodox sensibilities: He attended a joint interfaith prayer service commemorating President Barack Obama's inauguration, contravening the rules of the Rabbinical Council of America, of which he is a member. And what's worse, he did it in a church.
It is not yet clear whether the RCA will discipline Lookstein for his actions, but the statement put out by the organization - "Any member of the RCA who attends such a service does so in contravention of this policy and should not be perceived as representing the organization in any capacity" - does seem a bit ominous.....
Outside of Israel that doesn't mean anything. But at the age of eight, upon arriving for my first day at an Israeli religious school, I was sternly told by the mathematics teacher that I must not write the full plus sign, but instead should leave off the bottom leg. On keyboards in the computer room, half the offensive signs were scratched off. My protests - that I knew what a cross looks like and a plus sign is not a cross - were to no avail. The Jewish school I attended in Manchester was just as religious, but no one there would have dreamt up an idea as ridiculous as truncating the plus sign.
Even the most ultra-Orthodox rabbi routinely carries crosses and pictures of churches around with him in his wallet, on the coins and banknotes issued by almost every central bank in Europe.
The main issue at stake here, contrary to the author's opinions, is the issue of why Judaism views other religions with such hostility, even going so far in this article as to infer that Christianity is akin to pornography.
Why do the adherents of Judaism feel that their religion is the only true religion and the rest of humanity, especially Christians, are some sub-species on par with cockroaches and should be treated the same way one treats a cockroach inside your kitchen?
A reading of the Talmud is an eye opener, a Jewish holy book that says that the Virgin Mary is some kid of tramp and Jesus Christ some sort of demon, who is spending eternity is a pit of excrement.
That's the real and only issue here, Judaism's shameful and disgusting treatment of other people's religion.
If one desires to convert to Christianity or Islam, a mosque or a church will welcome the potential convert with open arms.
But if you desire to convert to Judaism, forget it, unless you're already a Jew. They don't want us GOY polluting their temples, because beasts of burden are kept outside.