Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Fundamentalism Chat

An AIM Conversation With My Brother

Big Brother: where is the pasuk GH quotes here from?
Big Brother:
*the verse:
ושמרתם ועשיתם כי הוא חכמתכם ובינתכם לעיני העמים
אשר ישמעון את כל החקים האלה ואמרו רק עם חכם ונבון הגוי הגדול הזה
Therefore observe and perform [the commandments] —
for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the eyes of the nations,
that, when they hear all these laws, shall say:
'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people!'
Steg: Devarim
Steg: want more specific?
Steg: near the end
*note: i was wrong
Steg: lemme search for the exact reference

Big Brother: yah

Steg: Devarim 4:6

Big Brother: excellent thank you

Steg: no problem
Steg: why? just wondering?

Big Brother: its a good line
Big Brother: useful
Big Brother: in ignoring fundamentalists

Steg: heh
Steg: of course they think that you need to beat people over the head in order to convince them of The Truth or else they won't see it

Big Brother: that goes aggainst the pshat

Steg: fundamentalist jews don't care about peshat
Steg: they just care about drash
Steg: taken literally :-P

Big Brother: OY
Big Brother: crazy
Big Brother: you should post that on your torahblog

Steg: how about if i post this conversation?
Steg: nice chat-transcript post, like Psychotoddler does sometimes

Big Brother: shrug ok


Blogger Lipman said...

Hm? Isn't the pshat indicating a situation where someone holds a club over the other's head, and he ducks and says says, "Yesyesyes, you're wise and understanding!"?


3/08/2006 5:30 AM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

Ah, so here is the PurimToddler post I've been waiting for.

Not that funny.

3/08/2006 10:28 AM  
Anonymous brother nadav said...

don't flatter yourself. that's a real conversation we had online yesterday. there was no intention to even attempt a parody of you, anymore than steg is doing a "purim renbreb" when he uses her "checklist"

3/08/2006 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Rachel Adler said...

Whee! He was getting that quote for me :)

I feel all special now.

3/08/2006 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Rachel Adler said...

unless this was another brother you were talking many brothers do you have? just one?

gah. that would be weird if you all were just quoting that pasook...

3/08/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...


3/08/2006 2:43 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

bro! how could you?! you just made the good doctor go ":("!

3/09/2006 7:33 AM  
Anonymous brother korach said...

shrug, i'm the bad one, remember?

3/09/2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

Steg, I just wanna tell you, man, that your new kinda looks like someone is pulling you offstage by your tie...

3/09/2006 9:49 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

but i'm not wearing a tie... :-O

4/08/2006 9:21 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

in the picture, i mean. i am wearing a tie right now, actually.

4/08/2006 11:15 PM  

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