Thursday, March 03, 2005

Well, this is different. . .a little more Joogling

Last night, after my blatant Joogling, I went to Google to see how the whole Jew search looked. The evil anti-Jew URL was waaaaaaaaaay down on the list and there were quite a few legitimate Jew sites topping it off. Today, when I got home, the anti-Jew URL was back on top again - hence, more joogle-bombs.

I did come across something very new that I'd never heard of: Jews for Islam. Of course, I had to click on the link - I was compelled, I tell you. What I thought would be an interfaith peace group composed of Jews and Muslims using a clever play on the "Jews for Jesus" (click on the Jew link and/or check out Jews for Judaism and you'll know why this doesn't work) name isn't that at all. It's really about Jews converting to Islam and the similarities between the religions (which, I guess, is a surprise for some people). I think they were either founded by "ex-Jews for Jesus" or they target them with the following:

Accepting the Messiah Jesus (Yeshua) - without the Christian theology

I've never heard any of the myths they correct, but did find a different take on why the Muslim "Sabbath" is on Friday than what I'd stated here:
When the Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian calendar in 1582 CE, ten days were deleted in order to bring the calendar in synchronism with the seasons. Thus, 1582-OCT-4 (a Thursday) was followed by 1582-OCT-15 (a Friday), indicating the Sabbath was originally Friday, rather than Saturday.
I think the thing that would raise the most hackles from those who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible is:

Hey, if the New Testament over-rides the Jewish Bible, why wouldn't you believe the Q'uran (or as I like to call it "Scriptures III: the other sequel") supersedes the NT?

Well, Olbermann is doing a bit on Frequent-BoTox cards, Restalyne-rewards and Viagra's happy humpers program.

On a completely different subject: I have to bring dessert for Dinner night on Saturday - it's a Cajun theme this month. Somehow, I'm not sure my idea of "blackened" cookies will go over too well, so if anyone has any quick & easy ideas let me know.


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