Is this the comment you refer to?
‘the last 140 years is somehow dismissible, based upon some dictionary definition of “what is a Jew?” shows the arrogance of amateurs and outsiders” – Yonah
And is this Mooser’s comment that you have a problem with?
“I’m with you, Yonah. I don’t need any outsider telling me what Judaism should be!
Judaism will be what Jews want it to be. And I really doubt you will get any chance to pass judgement on what it will be. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if the Zionist Orthodoxy doesn’t become the model for almost everything Jews don’t want to be.
But one thing I can guarantee you, Yonah, they will be what they want, or they won’t be Jews. You can’t get the Gentiles to do you that little favor again.
But this is ridiculous, what it comes down to Yonah, is pretty clear: you would see Judaism die, and dance at its grave, if Judaism doesn’t dance to your tune. Well, pal, that’s your problem, and you can’t make it anybody else’s.
Or are you deigning to tell us what G-d wants for Judaism? Has He told you?”
If so, I’ll start with your comment to me: “i’ll bet you a bud that your defense of mooser is only on general grounds not on the comment that i was reacting to. ”
You lose, but I’ll take a Heineken, I don’t drink Bud :-)
Reflect on your comment a moment, will you? You are accusing me of not reading the comment you made nor the response from Mooser. That implies a lot of things you think about me, don’t you think? Secondly, I read your comment (‘the last 140 years is somehow dismissible, based upon some dictionary definition of “what is a Jew?” shows the arrogance of amateurs and outsiders” – ) exactly as Mooser does… that is, your definition of what is a Jew is THE definition… others don’t count (which, some would say is arrogant in and of itself).
In my opinion there is nothing irrational about Mooser’s response to you. Clever, yes… irrational, no. What you fail to grasp from his comment is Mooser’s suggestion that Judaism is not easily defined, that Jews are not an organization that acts as a single unit – a monolith. .. that no one, not even another Jew, can define what a Jew means when s/he says “I’m a Jew” – BUT, all of this is presumptuous of me. I have no business thinking I know what Mooser means. Goodness, half the time I don’t know what I mean to say! I’m just trying to illustrate to you that there is no “I hate Yonah” in Mooser’s comment. Let’s leave it at that. Mooser is far too complex for me to dissect.
I made the first request – that you post a comment from Mooser wherein he expresses hate of anyone or anything. You ignored that, and made a request of me (which I must say is standard M.O. for a zionist, imho of course). Since I am an old woman (as my name implies) it is difficult to change a lifetime habit of being polite in conversation even when I recognize I am being manipulated, I responded to your request.
Now… It’s your turn. Where’s Mooser’s hate filled comment?