Burn that New Testament, Baby!

Christians in Israel and around the world are pissed because when Christian missionaries dumped thousands of New Testaments and other missionary pamphlets on Or Yehuda’s Ethiopian Jews, Deputy Mayor Uzi Ahron and some students gathered them up and burned them.

Well they should be pissed. Ahron and a bunch of kids thwarted their plan to convert a bunch of people from a third world Christian country who made great sacrifices to come to Israel. I’m sure the New Testament Bibles they burned represent probably 0.01 percent of the money that Christian missionary groups spend a year trying to destroy a few Jews and turn them into Christians.

What we need is an Uzi Ahron in every town in Israel.

But the Christians are still outraged. Who does Uzi Ahron think he is acting like Elijah the Prophet. But if those same Christians had a few hundred Mormon bibles or J’s Witnesses tracts or Scientology books dumped on their parishioners in order to convert them, WOULD THEY HESITATE ONE MINUTE BEFORE BURNING THEM?

It is the height of hypocrisy for the people who burned mass copies of Harry Potter and who are obsessed with the idea that Jewish Hollywood is trying to secularize them to whine when the people of Or Yehuda stood up for their religion.

The comparisons made by Christian missionary leaders in Israel, such as Messianic Spokeswhore Calev Myers are a load of crap. What happened in Or Yehuda was nothing like the burning of the Talmud in the middle ages. Do you know why? Because the Talmud was confiscated from Jews and burned.

If I went door to door dumping the Talmud on Christians in order to teach them to stop being Christians, they would have every damn right to burn it and I would be the one at fault for disrespecting the Talmud by using it as cheap giveaway ammo in a religious war.

Christians need to hold themselves accountable for treating their own New Testament Bible with such little respect and treating Jews with such contempt. It is their missionary activity that is repulsive and disgusting. It is they who have disrespected their own religion and their own teachings. It is they who have disrespected even their own New Testament which clearly says to leave people alone who don’t want to be evangelized. But what was good enough for Jesus, isn’t good enough for Christian missionaries who harass Jews and then whine when the books they dumped by the ton on them get burned.

Well I’ve got something to say about that. Go to hell. Literally.

Stop your posturing, stop sending in your phony stooges like Calev Myers or Victor Kalisher to express your phony outrage. You’re following a game plan and your endgame is the extermination of Judaism. We know it and you know it. And you know what, you won’t succeed. Because God said so.

What happened in Or Yehuda is what should be happening all over Israel where Christian missionaries under the guise of Messianic Jews are boring through every hole and hunting for Jews like their spiritual Nazi ancestors did.

The way to stop terrorism isn’t to kiss Christian ass. What has all that ass kissing and the sacrifice of souls gotten Israel except a Conservative Christian Republican administration doing its best to create a Palestinian terrorist state carved out of Israel’s living flesh?

You don’t stop terrorism through appeasement, either Muslim or Christian terrorism. You stop it by getting up and saying no more. We aren’t going to put up with it anymore. Light a fire and throw it all in there. The Nakba. Benny Morris. Yassir Arafat. Peace Now. And all the Missionary tracts being dumped on Israel.

If we want to survive as Jews then it’s time to fight for what we believe in 8 BCE style. Bring back Elijah and light that fire high. Burn baby, burn.

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9 thoughts on “Burn that New Testament, Baby!

  1. Bar Kochba says:

    Amen v’amen! Whether through Inquisitions and Crusades or missionizing and ‘Christ in the Passover’ seders, the ultimate goal is the same- the eradication of the Jewish people through assimilation. These Christians are not our friends. There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

  2. Kol HaKavod for speaking up about missionaries. It is a big problem. This is what I wrote about the subject in my latest posting

    Samurai Mohel made a lot of points with his article about burning copies of the New Testament in Or Yehuda.(See links above) There are many Jews who come to the Holy Land physically impoverished, psychologically vulnerable and illiterate about the Jewish Faith. All too frequently Christianity is falsely presented to them by missionaries offering material inducements to convert. Additionally, they falsely present Christianity not as a separate religion but a “completion” of Judaism. It is false advertising plain and simple. We must defend ourselves in the Holy Land without apology both spiritually and physically. There is a world of difference between stocking Christian literature in a general bookstore and prying on the vulnerabilities of new immigrants. G-d gave us the Holy Land and has saved us with many miracles. Perhaps the greatest of these miracles is being rescued from our own stupidity in negotiating with an an enemy who has declared its unabashed desire to destroy us. We should by all means thank those who support our right to live in our land without ulterior motive. But supporting Jewish rights to the Holy Land should not be a barter transaction in which we write off the Jewishly illiterate as a political trade off to the Christian missionaries.
    Just as every inch of Jewish land is precious, so too is every Jewish soul. We should never have given up Jewish land to appease the nations and we should never ever give up Jewish souls. The right of return is a spiritual one as well. Every Jewish child young and old should have access to a Jewish education, to a place where he or she can learn of their birthright.
    We should love and respect every person as a beloved child of our progenitor Noah. This love should not however be divorced from basic self respect. We should not be assisting missionaries in fishing for Jewish souls in exchange for their political support. That is simply spitting in G-d’s face. Christians in Arab countries are facing pressure to convert to Islam or leave. A dignified trade off would be Jewish support for the civil rights of oppressed Christian minorities in exchange for their political support of a Jewish right to the Holy Land.
    This clash with the missionaries is a wakeup call. We are losing even religious youth who due to abuse, domestic problems or learning disabilities are going to the secular world. We should listen to them and make a place for them. Every Jewish man woman and child should be offered a Right of Return that is spiritual as well as physical. Nothing less will suffice.

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    I am dedicating the above video by Tom Petty to Deputy Mayor Uzi Ahron for standing his ground with the missionaries

    Copyright 2008 on comments only by Rudi Stettner of rudistettner.com and thewinterriders.com

  3. thatdudeyouknow says:

    I am not going to comment your personal opinions. You are entitled to have them, horrific as they may be. As it is your personal blog you are also entitled to be intolerant and to use vulgar language. But please let me correct a few mistakes you have in facts.

    1 – “Destroying jews and turning them into Christians” is a very simple, but very vauge phrase. It would be clear enough if there was a simple difference between Christian and Jew. If belief was Jesus was it, then you would be correct. The question is, does it destroy the jew? Isn’t a jew always a jew no matter his beliefs? And which jew is better? The secular who smokes on Shabat and eats pork, or the messianic who keeps kosher and shabat and believes in Jesus? By using this phrase you simplify the reality too much.

    2 – If Messianic Jews were to receive scientology, j’s witness or mormon literature, they would most probably throw them awat discreetly and not collect them from people, burn them publicly and make unecessary headlines. I hope you understand that these headlines have only made things worse for the anti-missionary movement in Israel. The more exposed the Messianic Jews are in the media, the greater the interest. More people will read the New Testament saying “Let’s see what all the fuss is about”. More people will turn against orthodox and haredi judaism. If you speak Hebrew, look up the original article on the Maariv website (NRG) and see the comments made in Hebrew by israelis. 90% condemn the burning.

    3 – I can agree with you on some level that the book burning here is not the same as in Germany in the 30’s, since back then the books were confiscated. Still, it’s a fact that people associate to it, including common israelis condemnig the act. You can’t ignore that. Besides, it’s the same hate, and the same wish to “burn away the evil among us” that is behind both book burnings. Where they start to burn books, they will soon enough burn people.

    4 – You talk about hypocrisy, referring to book burnings of Harry Potter. Guess what? No one considers Harry Potter holy. Besides, it’s really not the same people. You can’t refer to “christians” as one single entity. I might as well just say that it’s the hight of hypocrisy of orthodox jews to be against Messianic missionaries when the Chabad-Lubavitch movement give out literature and promote their beliefs just as much. I’m not saying that because I know that not every religious jew is a chabadnik.

    5 – Last but not least, the outrage of Calev Myers and Victor Kalisher is not phony. The Christian support of Israel is not phony. There’s no game plan and no extermination of judaism. Of course christians believe that all will be christians in the end, just like you believe that all will believe in judaism in the end (…kol bnei basar yikeru bishmecha lehafnot eleicha kol rishei arets. Yakiru veyedu kol yoshvei tevel ki lecha tichra kol berech, tishava kol lashon … vayekablu kulam et ol malchutcha vetimlocha aleyhem mehera leolam vaed). But the reason they support Israel is not because they hope to convert (except some extreme cases). It’s simply because they believe in the tanach (they have their own complex explanation why they don’t keep the Torah, let’s not get into that – point is that they still do believe in it), and they read that “Orereicha aror umevarecheycha baruch” (Gen 27:29). They wish to be blessed and believe that by blessing Israel they will be blessed.

    6 – You say that “The way to stop terrorism isn’t to kiss Christian ass. What has all that ass kissing and the sacrifice of souls gotten Israel except a Conservative Christian Republican administration doing its best to create a Palestinian terrorist state carved out of Israel’s living flesh?”. You are wrong. The pro-israeli christian community is opposing the creation of a palestinian state. Van Der Hoeven openly support Netanyahu and contributes to the building of settlements. The CFI (Christian Friends of Israel) have donated to the building of a dining room and daily food for a jewish religious school in a settlement. In what way is that missionary? Contributing to a religious school is rather encouraging judaism, don’t you think?

    Finally, I encourage the phrase of “I respect your beliefs and ideas if you respect mine. Deal?” And rather than forbidding missionary work I encourage the idea of freedom of expression. You give me some missionary tractates of yours, I’ll give you some of mine. We’ll both learn something.

  4. LOL, very good.

    When I was a kid some stupid missionary sent me a Newt Esatment (I think from the US or England). He found my address in a LP trading magazine, that moron even put there a tape claiming Judas Priest did “tshuva” and that was their new album! I sent him a very beautiful and polite letter that was too poetic to reproduce here. I even told him exactly how I extinguished the fire ;-).

    (PS –
    as a side note, the wholesale giyur machine is no better than the evangelizing morons.)

  5. samuraimohel says:

    Good video and post Rudi

  6. samuraimohel says:

    That Dude,

    “Destroying jews and turning them into Christians” is a very simple, but very vauge phrase. It would be clear enough if there was a simple difference between Christian and Jew.”

    Being members of two different religions with incompatible belief systems and separate deities seems pretty simple to me.

    “The question is, does it destroy the jew? Isn’t a jew always a jew no matter his beliefs? And which jew is better? The secular who smokes on Shabat and eats pork, or the messianic who keeps kosher and shabat and believes in Jesus?”

    You’re setting up a bunch of strawmen. Keeping Kosher and the Sabbath is not a Christian Baptist belief, Christian Baptist Messianics may practice these to some limited extent purely to get closer to Jews. It has no roots in the past and no long term future. Nor do Messianics as a distinct group. There isn’t even a distinct group of Messianics but hundreds of scattered groups most of whom aren’t Jewish anyway.

    And yes it destroys the Jew. Your question is like asking, who’s a better American. The apathetic American or the one who gives up his American citizenship and moves to France.

    The answer is readily apparent.

    “If Messianic Jews were to receive scientology, j’s witness or mormon literature, they would most probably throw them awat discreetly and not collect them from people, burn them publicly and make unecessary headlines.”

    Do you really want me to list the cases of Christians burning materials they find offensive in recent years, because it doesn’t just end with Harry Potter.

    “The more exposed the Messianic Jews are in the media, the greater the interest. More people will read the New Testament saying “Let’s see what all the fuss is about”. More people will turn against orthodox and haredi judaism.”

    More people aren’t going to read the NT, though I know you guys insist on believing that if you shove it enough in our faces you’ll make it an issue and a Win-Win for you.

    You’re right that the goal of the Baptist sponsored Messianic groups is to get public exposure, but more to promote anti-semitism and solicit donations in the US and Europe and intimidate the Israeli government.

    All because they’re a shell game with very few Jewish converts racked up.

    “Besides, it’s the same hate, and the same wish to “burn away the evil among us” that is behind both book burnings. Where they start to burn books, they will soon enough burn people.”

    So are the Christians who burn CD’s going to burn musicians too?

    “You talk about hypocrisy, referring to book burnings of Harry Potter. Guess what? No one considers Harry Potter holy. Besides, it’s really not the same people. You can’t refer to “christians” as one single entity.”

    Actually it’s many of the same Baptist churches who form the Messianic groups who do the burnings. They also burn CD’s and anything they consider Satanic or Pagan. With some that includes the Talmud and Kabbalah as well. While I haven’t heard of them organizing such burnings, that’s probably because they don’t have access to the materials in sufficient number.

    The ravings of messianics like Aviah Cohen when it comes to the Talmud and Kabbalah make clear their hatred for it.

    “I might as well just say that it’s the hight of hypocrisy of orthodox jews to be against Messianic missionaries when the Chabad-Lubavitch movement give out literature and promote their beliefs just as much.”

    You guys keep pushing this one too and it goes nowhere. Chabad is a Jewish possible heresy which for now has not crossed the line into worshiping another god. From your perspective it would be like comparing Baptists to Catholics to Muslims.

    “Last but not least, the outrage of Calev Myers and Victor Kalisher is not phony. The Christian support of Israel is not phony. There’s no game plan and no extermination of judaism.”

    Sure it’s phony. And yes the extermination of Judaism is the game plan. That’s behind the Witnessing campaigns targeting “every Jew in the world”. Their words not mine.

    Some grass roots level support for Israel among Christians is genuine. At the human level there are plenty of Christians who support Israel for genuinely biblical reasons. But the leadership has a cynical agenda and it’s either Anti-Jewish or financial.

    “You are wrong. The pro-israeli christian community is opposing the creation of a palestinian state. Van Der Hoeven openly support Netanyahu and contributes to the building of settlements.”

    And what has that “opposition” actually accomplished? Zippo. That same community has forcefully made its voice heard on issues it really cares about like abortion or gay marriage. Pro-Israel is something Conservative Christians do on the back burner to build a consensus with Conservative Jews.

    ” The CFI (Christian Friends of Israel) have donated to the building of a dining room and daily food for a jewish religious school in a settlement. In what way is that missionary? Contributing to a religious school is rather encouraging judaism, don’t you think?”

    Maybe or maybe it’s buying influence. I have no idea. But I suspect in a few years more and more of those donations are going to be funneled toward missionary and messianic groups in Israel, even more so than they are already. And just enough will remain to keep anyone in authority in Israel from protesting.

    “Finally, I encourage the phrase of “I respect your beliefs and ideas if you respect mine. Deal?” And rather than forbidding missionary work I encourage the idea of freedom of expression. You give me some missionary tractates of yours, I’ll give you some of mine. We’ll both learn something.”

    No deal. I’m not interested in your beliefs and if you generally have faith in yours, you have no interest in mine. We’re not interesting in conducting a religious via missionaries. We want to be left alone to practice our beliefs. We want to do that without multibillion dollar campaigns being aimed at breaking us.

    Respecting my beliefs means leaving them alone. Attacking those beliefs is the exact opposite of respect. Preying on the weak, the poor and children is downright vile and evil. Disguising yourselves as Jews is beneath contempt.

    So no deal. Peace for peace is the only deal and peace means non-interference.

    But if you’re serious, then consider the consequences of Jews opening up Churches, pretending to be Christians and creating their own cults aimed at Christians along with phony teen centers aimed at converting your kids. And then decide if it’s such a bargain.

  7. Keliata says:

    The CFI (Christian Friends of Israel) have donated to the building of a dining room and daily food for a jewish religious school in a settlement. In what way is that missionary? Contributing to a religious school is rather encouraging judaism, don’t you think?”

    Maybe or maybe it’s buying influence. I have no idea. But I suspect in a few years more and more of those donations are going to be funneled toward missionary and messianic groups in Israel, even more so than they are already. And just enough will remain to keep anyone in authority in Israel from protesting.

    Every donation is a foot in the door to something bigger.

  8. L'chaim says:

    The giyur machine is in the US Chabad will convert anyone

  9. tickletik says:

    The test of good writing is if it stands the passage of time. Years later after you originally wrote this and it is still powerful

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