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‘Jimmy Carter’s cancer is God’s punishment,’ says leading Israeli newspaper

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This is ugly hogwash typical of crazy religious people. Except when you live in an ethnocratic state, it gets elevated to the category of “news.” The Jerusalem Post, picking up a Jewish Telegraphic Agency story: ‘Jimmy Carter’s cancer is God’s punishment for his behavior toward Jews’

For some Jews (and evangelical Christians), the cause apparently is obvious. No, it’s not his genetic makeup, or the spread of a mass from his liver to his brain. It’s divine punishment for his behavior toward the Jews.

Not so fast, writes Rabbi Benjamin Blech on Aish.com, the website of Orthodox Jewish outreach organization Aish HaTorah: “Don’t presume to know that his illness is a result of his anti-Semitic views.”

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency puts out this crap? My lord. I don’t understand why people are so obsessed with Islam when Zionism is in the cupboards.

Thanks to Ofer Neiman.

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Would that be the same G-d who didn’t show for the Holocaust? The supreme Holocaust denier was where? Playing golfd?

Using this holy man.s logic did Sharon lie in a coma for years paying for his sins.

So, God’s punishment to a guy who went into a nuclear reactor on the verge of a meltdown is to give him cancer once he reached 90 years of age?

I think I’ll increase my ice cream consumption: If God works the way the Jerusalem Post says, I’ll probably get Diabetes for my 115th birthday.

If they are right that it was God’s decision when to end President Jimmy Carter’s life then we have God to thank for giving us 90 full years for him to carry out his loving good works for those underrepresented and thus preyed upon. This includes, of course, calling an apartheid an apartheid.

Faith often doesn’t elevate man to the level near to the God It often brings God down to the level of the man. Didn’t Katrina happen due to something similar according to one Rabbi? Emotion trumps the reason – that’s why he won’t try to answer why Carter didn’t get the cancer immediately after 1979 or after he had written the book on Israeli apartheid or why Bush 1 hasn’t or why Obama hasn’t got… Read more »