Steve and Joe: I continue to be amazed that you are so arrogant. I will conceed the point that most progressive Jews are less knowledgeable Jewishly than your average black-hatter. However, I we are talking about the survival of Judaism, which you brought up, there's no doubt that progressive Judaism is a large part of the future, as Judaism will have to be flexible in order to survive. Steve, the reasons I didn't address all of Joe's points are that a) the system doesn't give me enough room and b)I don't feel I need to, because I'm secure in my knowledge that he's wrong. Joe didn't originally bring up comparative rape statistics; he claimed that homosexuals committed more crimes than Hareidim,and by extension that all gays are morally degenerate. That's unnaceptable in a modern society. Oh, and we can have a civilized discussion without insulting each other's faith. We're all Jews. I personally would rather live in 21st century Israel or America than 17th century Poland.
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