What is paradosis? | bloghome | paradosis website | contact

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]

[The Creation of the Chicken]

An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
<
[Consider Supporting]
[Our Farm]
[The Past]
05/01/2002 - 06/01/2002
06/01/2002 - 07/01/2002
07/01/2002 - 08/01/2002
08/01/2002 - 09/01/2002
09/01/2002 - 10/01/2002
10/01/2002 - 11/01/2002
11/01/2002 - 12/01/2002
12/01/2002 - 01/01/2003
01/01/2003 - 02/01/2003
02/01/2003 - 03/01/2003
03/01/2003 - 04/01/2003
04/01/2003 - 05/01/2003
05/01/2003 - 06/01/2003
06/01/2003 - 07/01/2003
07/01/2003 - 08/01/2003
08/01/2003 - 09/01/2003
09/01/2003 - 10/01/2003
10/01/2003 - 11/01/2003
11/01/2003 - 12/01/2003
12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004
01/01/2004 - 02/01/2004
02/01/2004 - 03/01/2004
03/01/2004 - 04/01/2004
04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004
05/01/2004 - 06/01/2004
06/01/2004 - 07/01/2004
07/01/2004 - 08/01/2004
08/01/2004 - 09/01/2004
09/01/2004 - 10/01/2004
10/01/2004 - 11/01/2004
11/01/2004 - 12/01/2004
12/01/2004 - 01/01/2005
01/01/2005 - 02/01/2005
02/01/2005 - 03/01/2005
03/01/2005 - 04/01/2005
04/01/2005 - 05/01/2005
05/01/2005 - 06/01/2005
06/01/2005 - 07/01/2005
07/01/2005 - 08/01/2005
08/01/2005 - 09/01/2005
09/01/2005 - 10/01/2005
10/01/2005 - 11/01/2005
11/01/2005 - 12/01/2005
12/01/2005 - 01/01/2006
01/01/2006 - 02/01/2006
02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006
03/01/2006 - 04/01/2006
04/01/2006 - 05/01/2006
05/01/2006 - 06/01/2006
06/01/2006 - 07/01/2006
07/01/2006 - 08/01/2006
08/01/2006 - 09/01/2006
09/01/2006 - 10/01/2006
10/01/2006 - 11/01/2006
11/01/2006 - 12/01/2006
12/01/2006 - 01/01/2007
01/01/2007 - 02/01/2007
02/01/2007 - 03/01/2007
03/01/2007 - 04/01/2007
04/01/2007 - 05/01/2007
05/01/2007 - 06/01/2007
06/01/2007 - 07/01/2007
07/01/2007 - 08/01/2007
08/01/2007 - 09/01/2007
09/01/2007 - 10/01/2007
10/01/2007 - 11/01/2007
11/01/2007 - 12/01/2007
12/01/2007 - 01/01/2008
01/01/2008 - 02/01/2008
02/01/2008 - 03/01/2008
03/01/2008 - 04/01/2008
04/01/2008 - 05/01/2008
05/01/2008 - 06/01/2008
06/01/2008 - 07/01/2008
07/01/2008 - 08/01/2008
08/01/2008 - 09/01/2008
09/01/2008 - 10/01/2008
10/01/2008 - 11/01/2008
11/01/2008 - 12/01/2008
12/01/2008 - 01/01/2009
01/01/2009 - 02/01/2009
02/01/2009 - 03/01/2009
03/01/2009 - 04/01/2009
04/01/2009 - 05/01/2009
05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009
06/01/2009 - 07/01/2009
07/01/2009 - 08/01/2009
08/01/2009 - 09/01/2009
09/01/2009 - 10/01/2009
10/01/2009 - 11/01/2009
11/01/2009 - 12/01/2009
12/01/2009 - 01/01/2010
01/01/2010 - 02/01/2010
02/01/2010 - 03/01/2010
03/01/2010 - 04/01/2010
04/01/2010 - 05/01/2010
05/01/2010 - 06/01/2010
08/01/2010 - 09/01/2010
09/01/2010 - 10/01/2010
10/01/2010 - 11/01/2010
03/01/2011 - 04/01/2011
04/01/2011 - 05/01/2011
05/01/2011 - 06/01/2011
06/01/2011 - 07/01/2011
10/01/2011 - 11/01/2011
11/01/2011 - 12/01/2011
12/01/2011 - 01/01/2012
02/01/2012 - 03/01/2012
03/01/2012 - 04/01/2012
04/01/2012 - 05/01/2012
05/01/2012 - 06/01/2012
06/01/2012 - 07/01/2012
08/01/2012 - 09/01/2012
02/01/2013 - 03/01/2013
04/01/2013 - 05/01/2013
07/01/2013 - 08/01/2013
11/01/2013 - 12/01/2013
02/01/2014 - 03/01/2014
03/01/2014 - 04/01/2014
07/01/2014 - 08/01/2014
[Orthodox America]
Antiochian Archdiocese
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
Orthodox Church in America
Serbian Orthodox Church in America
Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church in America
[monasteries]
Valaam
Holy Myrrhbearers
Saint John
Saint Theodore
New Skete
Saint Herman
Saint Anthony, AZ
Balamand Monastery
[mercy]
Zoe for Life
In Communion
IOCC
Missions
[orthodox bloggers]
Notes from a Hillside Farm
Bishop Seraphim
This is Life
Fly in the Holy Oil
The Violent Munkee
The Blue Canopy
Sophia Says
Notes from a common place book
Pithless Thoughts
Photios
[I am a Rusyn]
[Slovakia]
[Kosovo]
[Mmmmmm]
[Where in the World?]
Locations of visitors to this page

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What the...?!?!?!?!

The New York Times clears things up: Judaism and Islam are the SAME religion.

SEE.

I'm trying really hard NOT to laugh myself into an personally embarrassing moment, but a major newspaper publishing a correction because they believe they mistakenly identified Islam and Judaism as different religions is...well...it is...retarded. Oh...I'm sorry...you should not call retarded people retarded, you call your friends retarded when they act retarded.

By what authority has the New York Times determined that Jews and Muslims worship the same God? Who broke this news? What source gave them this tidbit of theological wisdom?

Well, Glory to Jehovallah! This is GREAT news. HAMAS can now stop lobbing rockets into the "Zionist Entity", because they are not a "Zionist Entity" they are in actuality an "Islamist Entity." Oh dear...wait...maybe Jews are Shia Muslims? Okay, Okay....Hezbollah can now stop lobbing rockets...

And of course, this leads me to wonder whether or not I too can hook up with 72 Virginians if I "martyr" myself. Wait a minute...how do we define martyrdom again? Oh dear, I'm confused now.

...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 5:42 PM [+]
+++
6 comments


6 Comments:

Tsk, tsk, James. This is the New York Times we're talking about: "All the news that fits, we print." This has *never* been a reputable newspaper, despite its own much-vaunted self-image -- and you can take it from me, I'm from NYC.

The last respectable paper put out in NYC was the Herald Tribune, which ceased publication in 1962 after a strike that lasted over a year. That's when NYC went from a 7-newspaper town to just 3 -- the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post. All the others went under.

In 1978, there was a brief revival of true journalism under something calling itself the World Journal Tribune -- would you believe that the Times sued the newspaper for copyright infringement?! The Times had bought up the rights to the names of all the four newspapers that went under! And that was the last of real journalism in NYC. Phooey on the Times.

By Blogger Meg, at 4:38 AM  

________________________________________________________________

I know I SHOULD NOT be surprised, but a retraction like THIS is still astonishing to me.

By Blogger JamesoftheNorthwest, at 7:38 AM  

________________________________________________________________

It looks to me like they are saying explicitly that Judaism and Islam are not the same religion, but merely that the worship the same god (which, historically speaking, has been the majority position in both religions).

By Anonymous Peter Gardner, at 7:48 AM  

________________________________________________________________

Actually Peter, the correction says it is specifically for the "Headline" which read:

"Practicing Different Religions (but United on the Issue of Pork)"

Therefore I infer they are saying the headline is wrong, Jews and Muslims are worshipping the same god and thus are the same religion.

"(which, historically speaking, has been the majority position in both religions)"

Can you source this? Hopefully not Huston Smith.

If they truly believed they worship the same god, then their god has a multiple personality complex and has forgotten his medication.

Of course, not being a Jew, I decided to get the inside scoop. I asked my Jewish friend what she thought of the statement: "Jews and Muslims worship the same God" and she did not hesitate: "Wrong."

Ultimately it is going to depend on how loose you want to be with the word "same." I'm familiar with the Islamic concept of the Dhimmi and the "people of the book", but you have to seriously ask when "gods" are the same. Do I worship the same God as the Mormons? Nope...but then, some, I suppose would say yes.

Regardless, it is an intriguing thing to see a Newspaper making theological corrections...though not surprising to see them remain incorrect, albeit politically correct.

By Blogger JamesoftheNorthwest, at 9:09 AM  

________________________________________________________________

I assumed that they had retroactively changed the headline.

My sources are this: Islam claims Moses and David as prophets, and the Torah and the Psalter as holy books (albeit allegedly corrupted in their current form.) Quite a bit of Islam was taken unapoligetically from Judaism. I interpret this to mean that Islam considers Judaism to be heretical, but not idolatrous.

Midaeval rabbis allowed Jews to enter mosques, but not to enter churches, since churches were considered to be idolatrous, whereas mosques weren't. Also, Moslems are assumed, in Judaism, to be Bene Noach, whereas whether Christians are is controversial.

By Anonymous Peter Gardner, at 8:59 AM  

________________________________________________________________

The correction was to the headline. The original is here.

By Blogger JM Ruby, at 5:58 PM  

________________________________________________________________

Post a Comment




This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?