I have received a couple of comments referring to my 'controversial' post on Jewish attacks on the holy names of Jesus and Mary. Sarah Silverman perfectly fulfils through her comedy show the Talmudic views on Our Lord Jesus Christ as a 'sorcerer' or 'magician' through her comedy show, 'Jesus is Magic'.
Before discussing Christ's crucifixion in which she triumphantly exclaims, "I hope the Jews did kill Christ! I'd do it again!", Sarah, claims that she is one of the 'Chosen People' but her Catholic husband believes 'Jesus is magic'. Insodoing, Sarah displays the clear Talmudic teaching par excellence. Yet this lady is presumably one of those celebrities who is a 'non-practising' or 'atheist' Jew? How is it that Sarah is allowed to air her insulting 'views' on stage and television? In the name of what? Freedom of speech?
Why is this complete and utter disrespect of the Catholic religion allowed by US television networks and other media? Why do we rarely hear Catholic leaders denouncing it? Why do none of her religious elders bring her to task and ask her to show respect for other religions, including the Catholic religion? If a Catholic said similar of Jews, a Bishop might see fit to intervene. Why do the names of Jesus and Mary enjoy no protection but other religious figures do? Catholics are called to show charity, courtesy and generosity to people of other religious faiths, yet I cannot help but feel that the level of 'brotherhood' exemplified by Pope Francis is grounded in either incredibly ignorant, or incredibly naive.
I only ask the questions. What is with the secular Jewish obsession with insulting Christ and Mary? How should Catholics respond to secular Jewish hatred of Christ and Mary? Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do? Yes, indeed, but I cannot see for a moment how Jews and Catholics are 'on the same page'. For us, Jesus Christ is Lord and God. For a percentage of Jews at least, Jesus Christ is a figure of fun, ridicule, derision and mockery. Say a prayer for this lady, who in childhood has clearly been taught blasphemies concerning Our Lord and God, since it is clear that she didn't just 'come up' with this stuff. It is the 'holy book' of Judaism that says Christ our God was a 'magician'. All she has done is incorporate this teaching into her comedy routine.