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    • Simon Trent
    • 16.12.07 | 03:52 (IST)

    I choose to decline to participate in the Jewish holocaust observance. Why, you ask. Because I’m not Jewish. Let the Jewish people memorialize any event they wish, but the rest of the world has the God given right to not go along with it. This is the same God given right that Jews have to reject any, say, Catholic practice that they find not to their licking. The Catholic response is that Jews who do not receive the true faith harm only themselves. Catholics who want Jews to believe as they do have recourse to good example and prayer. This has perhaps not always been the case. But when you consider the enormous importance of one’s immortal soul, punishing Jews for denying Christ’s divinity is no greater evil than punishing people for not believing in the holocaust. There have been many holocausts throughout man’s history; each has its advocate arguing its ferocity. Some even claim their holocaust is unique; in which case if so it offers absolutely no interest to people not of the victims’ group. All the victim groups practice a double standard. They say lament with us for our victims, and join us in punishing those who refuse observe our holocaust. But, they add, do not spend any tears on others, even those who we have treated unjustly. We are now riding the crest of holocaust popularity. But this cannot last. People are foolish and self defeating only so long. They will perceive the folly of venerating a false god. They will resent having been made fools of. Their reaction to being humiliated will be harsher than simple holocaust denial. It would be wise for the powers that be to call off the dogs of holocaust denial.

    from the article: French court tries far-right leader Le Pen for Nazi remarks
    First published 00:00 14.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 14.12.07
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