Friday, September 25, 2009

Who, on this upcoming Day of Atonement, will be sealed in the Book of Life this way?

Just guess when it comes to the following personage:
"By the way, I just thought I would put this out there, and what you do with it is your own business. But, this weekend, I put out a tweet on Twitter that September 28th is the Day of Atonement for the Jewish faith, and I thought it would be a good day for all of us to fast and pray, you know. And I got this idea from Thomas Jefferson. After they put together the Continental Congress, the first thing they did was put together a day -- a national day of fast and prayer, and I thought the Day of Atonement would be a good day to do it."
Not a bad endorsement of Jewish tradition from a guy who was able to get tens of thousands of anti-government protesters to the Mall in Washington a couple weeks ago. (Besides, fasting would be a good way for the pudgy (Glenn) Beck to lose a few pounds.)

But it turns out not everyone is so happy with Beck's embrace.

"Yom Kippur is a day of atonement, prayer and fasting," said Ari Rabin-Havt of Media Matters, the liberal watchdog and fact-checker. "Glenn Beck's attempt to politicize this holiest of days with his far right agenda is not only disgusting, but shows a profound disrespect for the Jewish people." Aaron Keyak, press secretary for the National Jewish Democratic Council, weighed in at the Huffington Post with a spirited analysis titled "The Grinch Who Stole Yom Kippur."
Somebody...please...tell me this isn't happening.

Aaah, it's too late. NOLA Slate actually let me know about this link.

Already tweeted three points addressed to Mr Beck about his attempted co-opting of this holiest of days on the Jewish calendar:
  1. Shut up.
  2. Convert to Judaism.
  3. Apologize to EVERYONE ON EARTH before you can even think about atoning for sins committed against God. Because we all have to live with you, you sorry excuse for a human being.
Got the idea from Thomas Jefferson, my tuchus.

You got it to somehow try to put yourself and your latest hurtful ideas about how this country should be run into a better light. Don't go choosing the chosen people that way.

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