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#1 David



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Posted 04 July 2016 - 03:54 PM

One of my favorite quotes is:

"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain."
(Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens.)
by Friedrich Schiller (a German non-Jew)

Is it wrong for a Jew to repeat this quote?

Possible issues:
The quote could be interpreted as idolatrous, suggesting the existence of multiple deities ("the gods themselves").
The quote could be interpreted as saying that G-d is not omnipotent ("contend in vain").

#2 Reverse Karma

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 05:29 PM


"You people are freaks." Milton

"It should be assur to hold onto a pole on the subway, because it might lead to pole dancing." Warren

"Clearly one should wash and say hamotzi on bread before partaking of Peanut M&Ms." Bezalel

"Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your country's flag in your pants. Isnt' that how the saying goes?"

"I think frummies should videotape sex with their wives and send them to the rabbis for a ruling if they are doing anything inappropriate." Indigo

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