[OPE-L:6499] Re: Re: Re: Marx and the bible

From: Patrick L. Mason (pmason@garnet.acns.fsu.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 11:45:37 EST

I'm in agreement with Paul Z. on this issue. Typically, Jew-haters divorce 
Moses from "Jewishness." To say something negative about "Moses and the 
Prophets" would be offensive to Christians and Jews. They are certain 
prophets in the bible that are revered across Christianity, Judaism, and 
Islam, i.e., Moses, Abraham, Elijah, Isaiah, Amos, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. Any 
reference to "Moses and the Prophets" is a reference to this allstar 
line-up. A negative comment on this group would offend a whole bunch of 
folks who are not Jewish. This is true today and it was true in the the 

peace, patrick l mason

At 10:52 AM 2/1/02 -0500, you wrote:
>On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, gerald_a_levy wrote:
> > When people
> > in Marx's time and our own ridicule the appearance and behavior of 
> Moses and
> > Abraham et al, it is often just a thinly-veiled form of anti-Semitism. Was
> > this Marx's intention? I don't know. But, given what he wrote in some 
> of his
> > personal correspondence, it makes me wonder.
> >
> > In solidarity, Jerry
>Well, in 'our' time, I never heard what you are talking about. This "Moses
>and Prophets" remark has been in my consciousness for a quarter of a
>century and never once did I think of even a hint of anti-Semitism in it.
>Maybe I am naive, but it seems to me as 'looking for a problem' in order
>to discredit (a typical right-wing game).  Moses was always for me the
>author of the Ten Commandments.  I'm rather shocked.

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