Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Joke at Munther Isaac's Expense

I read this:

Munther the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference that took place in Bethlehem a couple of weeks ago...told an antisemitic joke that sickeningly enough, elicited laughter from Evangelical Protestants in attendance at the conference...The scripture he was using in his talk was the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37), which tells the story of a man being robbed and left for dead by the side of the road.

According to the parable, two religious men a priest and a Levite (Jews) walk passed him ignoring his plight. Finally, a man (known as the Good Samaritan), stops and helps him. Isaac then says the following:

By the way, the two religious people, why did they not stop? This question was asked to a Sunday school boy and the boy answered, “Well because he had no money left.”

The implication is that if the man suffering by the side of the road, the priest and the Levite, both Jews, would have stopped to help the man if he had ... money. A slight smirk can be seen on Isaac’s face before the camera cuts to the audience to show many (but not all) of them laughing.

Well, if Munther wants to be "funny", so can I.

Do you know why the two "Palestinians", who also passed by, did not help?

There were no "Palestinians", ever.

Shall I also be nasty?

They were the brigands who robbed him.

Munther, let's keep ourselves civilized and respectful?


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