Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Matthew Amsel matthew.amsel at mail.mcgill.ca
Sun Sep 29 23:59:30 EST 2002


true enough, but jews are actually forbidden to proseletyse. by
religious law, rabbis have to try to dissuade people from converting
casually. Maimonides makes the case for it, but i'm too tired to
remember his arguments (i learned them about 8 years ago, so maybe if i
find my old notes...)

Parse Tree wrote:
> 
> I'm thinking that you haven't met many chinese people, period.
> 
> There are jews of every race.
> "Lush" <Count.Lushbat at nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:ZNJl9.8865$kd3.21344 at news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> > Don't the Jews lack the prosletising instincts of the Christians? The two
> > are quite different. I have never met nor heard of a chinese Jew.
> >
> > Lush
> >
> > "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:d58k9.4082$l44.968907 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> > > "John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote in message
> > > news:746k9.65611$S32.4182275 at news2.west.cox.net...
> > > >
> > > > "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:0RPj9.3469$l44.659319 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> > > > > "John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:0bNj9.60285$S32.3919092 at news2.west.cox.net...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:v51rougg3ac1qppqf5fc9llgii0hlrtq0s at 4ax.com...
> > > > > > > <raugust at ptd.net> wrote:
> > > > > > > >You see, for the "six million Jews" that were "killed" in the
> > > > > "holocaust"
> > > > > > > >(read my earlier post regarding the real meaning of that word),
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Words mean what we use them to mean.  Just as "gay" no longer
> > refers
> > > > > > > only to how you feel on a bright spring day, holocaust no longer
> > > > > > > refers to the inside of a nuclear explosion.  Live with it: the
> > > > > > > language changes.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Why don't you live with the definition of RACE?  Jews are a RACE.
> > > Live
> > > > > with
> > > > > > it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Not really.  They're just as much a religion as they are a 'race'.
> In
> > > > fact,
> > > > > they don't really have a common history or common physical traits.
> > > > They're
> > > > > more easily and properly categorized as a religion.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > So you're saying that jews are a class of people unified by a
> community
> > of
> > > > interests?
> > >
> > > I'm saying that they're a class of people that are unified by a
> religion.
> > > They are as much a race as are Christians, or Wiccans.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >



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