Wednesday, December 19, 2007

And Kwanzaa is when Rudolph the Reindeer killed all the firstborn sons of Egypt

I wanted to wait a while to post this, because I don't really like to make light of anti-semitism, but this story from last week still has me gasping:
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A Muslim man jumped to the aid of three Jewish subway riders after they were attacked by a group of young people who objected to one of the Jews saying "Happy Hanukkah," a spokeswoman for the three said Wednesday....

One member of the group allegedly yelled, "Oh, Hanukkah. That's the day that the Jews killed Jesus," she said.
Guh.. but.. snuh...

I suppose it goes without saying that anti-semitism and ignorance go hand in hand, but Jesus wept. Is it too much to ask that Christians understand minor points of their own theology, like Easter?

4 comments:

Chet Scoville said...

Whoa. Didn't see that one.

Anonymous said...

you mean Good Friday?

Chet Scoville said...

No, because Good Friday was when the ROMANS killed him.

john said...

I suppose I was using "Easter" as a shorthand for the several days in the vernal equinox, not the winter solstice, that marks Christ's execution and rebirth.