Posted by Lou Pilder on March 14, 2005, at 14:09:18
In reply to Re: Lou's reply to Scott- » SLS, posted by alexandra_k on March 14, 2005, at 12:52:13
Thank you for your post. I was attempting to answer the 3 questions to me but the gramatical structure ofthe post directed to me is not clear to me and I asked for clarification in order so that I could possibly answer in 3 posts.
You see, I was asked the same type of questions by a group many years ago. They were a hostile group toward me, ridiculing me and taunting me with epithets of hatred toward jews, saying that the Jews thought that they were chosen to be in the Kingdom of God on the basis of their lineage only. My answer is not that, and I do not know of any Jews personally that think that. The Jews that I know ,including myself, think that they are no better or worse than anyone else because they are Jews.
But Scott's post has in it:
[...How different is this than a Christian stateing that one must go through Jesus Christ to arrive at the Kingdom of God everlastingly?..]
The grammatical structure of the post , with that statement following the other 2 questions to me, is not clear to me. I do not know if that means that the poster is saying that Jews refer to themselves as "The Chosen People" because of their lineage or not. The poster writes,[...How different is this than a Christian stateing that one must go through Jesus Christ to arrive at the Kingdom of God everlastingly?...] because the poster uses the phrase,[...how is it different?...].
Well, I could answer that, but to save a lot of time, a clarification of what the poster thinks that the Jews think about what it means to them to be chosen could help me to reply in 3 posts.
Although you wrote that you liked "E", if you think that you know what the post in question means as per the jews being chosen, could you tell me what they are chosen for, according to how you see the grammatical structure of the post in question?