Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

What The Vicar Told The Donkey

On my previous post I pose a question to the Reverend Stephen Sizer, regarding a certain Yuletide view.

Reader P, who follows the vicar's Facebook page, has sent me this screenshot, which he takes to be a response:


Assuming this rather discourteous post is aimed at me (is this how the Bishop of Guildford thinks it's appropriate for a clergyman to address persons who disagree with him?) I have this to say:

I did not mention a metal detector.  I used the words "SS insignia".  The SS symbol that is reflected in that mirror.  If the reflective side of the mirror were aimed at the donkey's leg, the donkey's leg would obviously be reflected in it.   But the reflective side of the mirror, the side that the viewer of the picture sees, is aimed at the IDF soldier. And what is staring back at that soldier?  Why, those unmistakable lightning shapes of the SS insignia.  The point of the picture is clear: that the IDF is behaving like the Schutzstaffel.

I'm sure you don't concur with that abominable slur on the IDF, vicar.

And I assume you have soundly rebuked your two Facebook friends (reader P has confirmed they are such) for posting the following piece of unequivocal antisemitism?:


You have rebuked them, haven't you?

16 comments:

  1. haha! SS should have gone to Specsavers!

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  2. It might be a giant beigel with the leg showing through the hole - it doesn't make a difference, that leg is deliberately drawn too narrow to be the leg. It IS the SS sign like you said Daphne.

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    1. Thanks, Nathan. Every trick in the book, eh?!

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  3. Daphne As a Christian this man's attitude makes me ashamed. What must his parishioners think of him. I can only say thanks for your blog and season's greetings.

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. It's been nice having your support and occasional comments - Merry Christmas.

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  4. There isn't a Bishop of Guildford. Do try to keep up dear.

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  5. Thanks, Troll. Bishop Christopher resigned in October, I see. Ah well, he will have a successor, no doubt.

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  6. Retired dear, not resigned. Doesn't seem to be your day.

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    1. No, I'm not as au fait with matters diocesan as you.

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    2. Retired , not resigned..big deal

      Pretty much the same, one way or another he has gone

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  7. Well let this be a lesson to you. Know you your subject. You see the problem with getting things wrong is that it discredits what you get right.

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    1. Yes Mr Armbach, sir.
      Your pedagogic discourse is duly noted. sir.

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    2. Daphne please don't feed the troll.

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    3. I'm sorry, Eleanor. I'll make that my New Year's Resolution. I know he's a serial pest, who's been kicked off Richard Millett's blog and BBC Watch for repeat offences.

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  8. I have many friends of one Christian faith or the other, be it Greek Orthodox, Catholic or Anglican and they are horrified and appalled that this so-called 'man of G-d' is so rude, irreligious, antisemitic and racist

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