Thursday, August 17, 2023

Chosen One accuses Christian of Bigotry

The Federalist:
“There’s no hope for any of us outside of having faith in Jesus Christ alone,” wrote Lizzie Marbach.

[Congressman] Miller, who is Jewish, took offense.

“This is one of the most bigoted tweets I have ever seen,” Miller wrote, demanding Marbach “Delete it,” because she had “gone too far.” ...

Miller didn’t stop there.

In the replies to Marbach’s post, Miller wrote, “God says that Jewish people are the chosen ones, but yet you say we have no hope.”

Miller has apoligized. I post this to point out Jewish thinking. Here is an elected politician who is used to being careful about what he says. He says he is part of an ethnic minority that is God's chosen people, and yet he accuses a Christian of being bigoted for expressing Christian beliefs.

1 comment:

CFT said...

I'm not going to even touch the whole 'chosen one' issue, but I would say that if I was a young Jewish man living in Israel looking out on a ever growing sea of VERY angry people who wanted me extinct, I would not exactly say 'Hopeful' was the word that came to mind.

Contemporary Judaism is in fact mostly slowly circling cynical nihilism, not hope at the moment. Orthodox Jews even say so, and they have the right to this view since they are the only ones actually keeping their covenant. This isn't new and has happened many times before in Jewish history, usually right before their cultural zeitgeist/hubris reaches some critical mass, quickly followed by a pretty hard fall back to humility. It's like watching some kind of deeply rooted cultural Ragnarok they have no way of stopping.