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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:19 AM
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41. Why doesn't it surprise me that there are zealots (fundamentalists)
in every religion? Nothing surprises me any more.
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  -Reform women rabbis' prayer at Western Wall draws wrath of ultra-Orthodox IndianaGreen  Feb-25-09 06:27 PM   #0 
  - I am always praying that  madaboutharry   Feb-25-09 06:32 PM   #1 
  - I am never praying, because it's a waste of time.  KGodel   Feb-25-09 06:39 PM   #3 
     - "Religion is just a scam to keep the poor from killing the rich" ---LOVE IT--!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-25-09 09:32 PM   #19 
  - religion with a big R is bringing us all down.  biopowertoday   Feb-25-09 06:36 PM   #2 
  - As Christians, we are sorry for being self-righteous judgmental bastards  IndianaGreen   Feb-25-09 06:40 PM   #4 
     - This incident does not seem to have been about Christians.  No Elephants   Feb-26-09 07:06 AM   #44 
        - All religious extremists are alike regardless of religion  IndianaGreen   Feb-26-09 04:58 PM   #55 
  - I have often prayed with Reform rabbis  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-25-09 06:47 PM   #5 
  - I attended a Seder a couple of years ago  BuddhaGirl   Feb-25-09 10:40 PM   #26 
  - Yet another example  SheilaT   Feb-25-09 07:04 PM   #6 
  - Reform Judaism  iandhr   Feb-25-09 07:24 PM   #11 
     - While that is true,  SheilaT   Feb-25-09 11:33 PM   #32 
        - "religious grounding"  mikelgb   Feb-26-09 09:46 AM   #51 
  - 'a woman's voice is lewd' ??? Try that statement in my home, I dare ya, lol.  Jefferson23   Feb-25-09 07:11 PM   #7 
  - The problem with the UO is that they think they own everything....  tanngrisnir3   Feb-25-09 07:14 PM   #8 
  - As Conservative Jew  iandhr   Feb-25-09 07:23 PM   #10 
  - Wow! Haven't heard of too many Conservative Temples that do that....  tanngrisnir3   Feb-25-09 07:30 PM   #12 
  - For a long time I thought Conservative Jews = Republicans.  Hawkeye-X   Feb-25-09 09:55 PM   #23 
     - Conservative Judaism rose in response to excesses of Reform Judaism  IndianaGreen   Feb-25-09 11:45 PM   #33 
  - Heh. Just don't go to Mea She'erim in Israel  Hawkeye-X   Feb-25-09 09:53 PM   #22 
  - one man's opiate is another man's waste of commercial marketing  LanternWaste   Feb-25-09 07:22 PM   #9 
  - Better games than religion  Penance   Feb-25-09 08:40 PM   #15 
     - I imagine we will all justify our own opiates... n/t  LanternWaste   Feb-26-09 07:21 AM   #49 
  - Revered by all sects - except those the ultra-orthodox don't like, apparently nt  JerseygirlCT   Feb-25-09 07:34 PM   #13 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-25-09 08:29 PM   #14 
  - If you entered a mosque, would you remove your shoes? n/t  Betsy Ross   Feb-25-09 08:44 PM   #16 
  - The female rabbis should have removed their genitals before praying at the wall?  No Elephants   Feb-26-09 07:10 AM   #45 
  - ...  Mari333   Feb-25-09 08:45 PM   #17 
  - That's what you get for praying to a god who hates women.  Lilith Velkor   Feb-25-09 09:31 PM   #18 
  - Yes . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-25-09 09:35 PM   #20 
  - I don't believe G-d hates women. I do believe, however, that sexist male religious and political  Suji to Seoul   Feb-25-09 10:34 PM   #25 
  - Makes sense . . . but . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-25-09 11:20 PM   #30 
  - My G-d is asexual.  Suji to Seoul   Feb-26-09 04:25 AM   #37 
     - Again, the problem isn't you --- the problem is organized patriarchal religion -- !!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 12:57 PM   #53 
  - From my perspective, all gods are fictional characters from books  Lilith Velkor   Feb-25-09 11:45 PM   #34 
     - It's against our beliefs to push our religion or way of life on anyone  Suji to Seoul   Feb-26-09 04:27 AM   #38 
        - I have always been curious about marriage.  Jamastiene   Feb-26-09 05:12 AM   #40 
           - My mother converted after marriage by her own choice, nothing more.  Suji to Seoul   Feb-26-09 12:38 PM   #52 
  - A god who hates women?  PumaJ   Feb-26-09 01:39 AM   #36 
  - I was brought up Catholic  janet118   Feb-26-09 08:56 AM   #50 
  - God does not hate women. That is one of many stories men made up.  No Elephants   Feb-26-09 01:25 PM   #54 
     - The whole thing is made up by men . . . !!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 09:49 PM   #58 
  - There are times where I'm embarrassed for my sect.  Hawkeye-X   Feb-25-09 09:52 PM   #21 
  - Wow . . . guess it's premature to ask you . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-25-09 11:22 PM   #31 
     - It's a rite of passage.  Hawkeye-X   Feb-26-09 11:12 PM   #63 
  - As a deeply religious and Conservative Jew who tries to follow all 613 mizots,  Suji to Seoul   Feb-25-09 10:30 PM   #24 
  - WTF? I will never listen to any criticism of Palestine which claims they oppress women again.  McCamy Taylor   Feb-25-09 10:47 PM   #27 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-25-09 11:18 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-26-09 04:28 AM   #39 
  - I didn't see anywhere in the article that said this was an official  Jamastiene   Feb-26-09 05:24 AM   #42 
  - You don't know much about Israel, do you?  Behind the Aegis   Feb-26-09 08:00 PM   #56 
  - Should reply "The voices of men are those of rapists and murderers."  McCamy Taylor   Feb-25-09 10:50 PM   #28 
  - Patriacrchy is part of the DNA of organized religion.  riverdeep   Feb-25-09 11:46 PM   #35 
  - Patriarchy is part of the DNA of most of the world. Men ruled and oppressed women. Organized  No Elephants   Feb-26-09 07:16 AM   #47 
  - Why doesn't it surprise me that there are zealots (fundamentalists)  Jamastiene   Feb-26-09 05:19 AM   #41 
  - Of course, because every nation, every religion has its right wing ....  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 09:51 PM   #59 
  - Since people coined the term "Talibornagain" for evengelical extremists, it's only fair...  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Feb-26-09 06:50 AM   #43 
  - I like reformJudaism the best, but I would like them even more...  Eryemil   Feb-26-09 07:12 AM   #46 
  - Everybody needs equal rights. Women, gays, members of racial, ethnic and religious  No Elephants   Feb-26-09 07:19 AM   #48 
  - /Rule #1 -- get rid of all organized patriarchal religions and their writings . . .!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 09:52 PM   #60 
  - I see that the religiously insane are still with us  The abyss   Feb-26-09 09:38 PM   #57 
  - Getting them out into the air and sunshine is a positive move ... IMO.  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 09:53 PM   #61 
     - Yes  The abyss   Feb-26-09 10:30 PM   #62 
  - Western Wall prayers  NechFried   Mar-04-09 10:23 AM   #64 
 

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