BOGUS MISSIONARY ARGUMENTS
These questions or points are frequently used by missionaries. I think you'll agree that they haven't been well thought out.
- Q. The Talmud (and or Jewish sages) say that ...
- A. Even when a missionary's citations of Jewish works are accurate, Talmud and the sages make up a huge, complex body of knowledge that compares to the medical literature in its vastness. Anyone who wants to interpret Talmud for me should tell me their educational and training qualifications to do so. Listing someone else's qualifications isn't helpful, because the missionary may be citing that someone else incorrectly or out of context. Giving spiritual advice on the basis of a random Talmudic quote is like telling someone how to manage diabetes on the basis that medical texts say that prayer can be helpful to sick people.
- Citation of orthodox sources is actually irrelevant insofar as this website is concerned because I'm discussing the Tanach only, not the orthodox Jewish interpretation of the Tanach. Missionaries who want to discuss orthodox Judaism should ask someone like Moishe Shulman what he thinks.
- Besides which, I think there is something vaguely dishonest in trying to prove the meaning of a scripture by quoting people whose authority you don't accept
FOOLISH MISSIONARY COMMENTS
Here are some really foolish things missionaries say. Most, but not all, are from AOL chatrooms. The parentheses contain my own comments.
Yes, I know the word salvation has a "heth" on the end but whether you say yud-shin-vuv-eyin*
-shin-vuv-eyin-hay; they sound the same when spoken, Yeshua." (Someone seems not to know what homonyms are.)
If you do not have Jewish blood, you of course, can not ever be a physical Jew. The non-Messianic Jewish community may say that they accept you as a Jew after a rabbinic conversion, but most of them in their heart will never accept you as a "real" Jew." (While any faith contains some ignorant members who don't know their own religion, all branches of Judaism from reconstructionist to chabad accept the Jew by choice as just as Jewish as the born Jew.)
you can be a Mammal all you want, but I choce to be from God in his image, and I know he is not Mammal (In an AOL chatroom discussion on evolution. I think a woman said this. I pity her boyfriend.)
I DON'T CARE IF YOU SPOKE SHEBREW.... THE SIXTH LETTER IS "WAW" NOT "VUV" THAT IS ASKENAZIC" (In an AOL chatroom, when I said I spoke Hebrew and the vuv does indeed have a V sound.)
Quit trying to interpret the Scriptures without the Church, because it is the Bible in the Church, the Church before the Bible, the Bible and the Church (both or neither). (In an AOL chatroom. I'm not sure what it means, but it sounds good. <grin>)
Since Rosh HaShannah (Hebrew for Feast of Trumpets) is yearly celebrated on Tishri 1... (http://www.according2prophecy.org/datesett.html - a xian website. Rosh HaShanna is Hebrew for 'head of the year' - not feast of trumpets. The writer of the webpage needs to learn that he/she doesn't know even basic Hebrew.)
don't define me as anti-semetic. I know my heart, and love the Jews, in spite of their blindness (In an AOL chatroom, when I said that accusing Jews of rejecting G-d is an antisemitic attitude.)
KJV IS IN OTHER LANGUAGES STWPID, WHAT A STWPID QUESTION...KJV GOES BACK BEFORE CHRIST, STWPID...CHRIST QUOTED FROM OT OF KJV BIBLE (In an AOL chatroom. )
St. Jerome used the LXX (Septuagint) and the oldest extant manuscripts in his transliteration of the Hebrew Scriptures. (In an AOL chatroom. I tried to explain the difference between translation and transliteration, but this person was adamant.)
ZERO evidence has ever been found that could support the lie of evolution...NO scientist has ever used science to promote the lie of evolution, since fraud and deception is not science (In an AOL chatroom).
and the Koran ... do u know think the Spirit of God works through Korean peoples and speaks to them (In an AOL chatroom)
If you have any other goodies like this, send them. The only rule is that it has to be a direct quote from a missionary and it has to be in reasonable context.
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