5 thoughts on “The State of Israel, Anti-Semitism and the Church

  1. I’m glad he’s sober. Another consideration is that not only people who are currently anti-Zionist (or simply not Zionist — thus not all of those would really be hostile) but also people who like to be on the side of the strong or winning (and those who think God is on your side if you’re winning or rich or strong) will be among those against Israel (indeed often already are); as you pointed out in conveying that Israel is “more” than Jewish people currently living in the middle east, there is also a variety in manifestation of anti-Semitism (conservatives — Jewish and not — often discount what they see as “the left” or progressive Jewish people, to give one example… and, not to be confusing but… not all Jews in geographical Israel are “conservative” per se).

  2. Just glad he is. Haven’t you/we been talking about people who aren’t? I did have a glimmer after I posted of how someone could take my wording, though. In some circles, “sober” can be an almost Herculean effort not to fall “off the wagon.” I didn’t mean it that way. Sober is also simply the lack of state of being drunk (on alcohol or whatever — I’ve heard people use the terminology for not playing video games). That’s the sense in which I meant it.

  3. I should clarify something else, too.

    Another consideration is that not only people who are currently anti-Zionist … but also people who like to be on the side of the strong or winning (and those who think God is on your side if you’re winning or rich or strong) will be among those against Israel …..

    Some, maybe many, people who seem pro-Israel now (with all the pomp and circumstance and power) will turn their backs or will figure they must’ve been mistaken.

  4. To paraphrase a well-known saying:

    When the going gets tough, the opportunists get going – quickly, and as far away as possible.

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