October 10th, 2003
|06:03 pm - secret snowball|
"Let not a man imagine he is better than his fellow because he serves God with utter devotion. For everyone serves Him to the extent of the knowledge and understanding given him by his Maker. Even the worm performs its service within the limits of the strength that has been given it by God." --Israel Ball-Shem, founder of the Chassidic sect of Judaism
if looks can kill
they probably will
so i'm reading this book on yiddish grammar/culture/history/etc. it's reminding me of a lot of the jewish elitist attitude that bothers me from some people. the author, who has no problem referring to plenty of other languages as jargon or dialect or what have you, is deeply offended at anyone referring to yiddish this way, adn takes great pains to ensure the reader that the joyful worship of the chassidim is not hte same as the ecstasy of pagan religions, etc. he takes great pride in pointing out how the jews are special and unique people, but bristles when any nonjews say so. i don't see any moral difference between calling a race superior as calling them inferior. but maybe that's just me. i think this is what he was talking about in the believer about jews thriving on oppression
my back hurts SO BAD today, i don't know why. the muscle under my right shoulderblade and towards the spine. at least my jaw is better, yesterday my jaw ached a lot whenever i opened it. i think i got BONESARS.
vatican = aids
i like how friendster suddenly became huge in the past like 2 days. i went from having 4 friends to: You are connected to 163,886 people in your Personal Network, through 16 friends.
np: Peter Gabriel - - - Games without frontiers
|Date:||October 10th, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)|| |
Ooh. I thought of that song when you wrote the quote. Go me.
I bitched about the condom story on IRC last night. The Vatican sickens me.
if i still did hte quote game you would get points!
let's give the pope aids