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11-08-2012, 01:30 AM
Cheap Jews Claim Membership But Don't Pay
"Roughly twice as many people consider themselves members of synagogues as the number of people that actually pay dues to those congregations.

"Social scientists have long observed that Americans generally overreport their own church attendance. One groundbreaking 1993 study found actual regular church attendance to be around half the level that churchgoers self-reported in public opinion polls."

http://forward.com/articles/160850/many-...shul-dues/
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11-08-2012, 02:07 AM
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Yeah, well. Nothing new.

Here in Israel the Haredim either don't report the leaving of members of their Yeshivot to keep the government's money flowing, or make up entire fictitious Yeshivot in the worst case.
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11-08-2012, 09:44 PM
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If you thought that 86% of the population believed in Zeus, and you were asked what you believe, you would likely say "Zeus". Even if you had no idea what a Zeus was.

The old gods are dead, let's invent some new ones before something really bad happens.
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14-08-2012, 10:56 PM
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Jews are cheap? What news!


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14-08-2012, 11:48 PM
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The company I work for is owned by an Israeli parent company. Talk about tight! Unbelievable Dodgy

Humankind Dodgy (a total misnomer)
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15-08-2012, 05:50 AM
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News flash: People throw around anti-semitic epithets unthinkingly, think it's all right. Film at 11.
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15-08-2012, 06:07 AM
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(15-08-2012 05:50 AM)Ghost Wrote:  News flash: People throw around anti-semitic epithets unthinkingly, think it's all right. Film at 11.

Yes, but it took three days to be noticed. That's sad.
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15-08-2012, 06:56 AM
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Hey, Jeff.

So your ultimate goal was to demonstrate how callously indifferent people can be to open antisemitism? If it was, shame on everyone else. If it wasn't, shame on you.
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15-08-2012, 08:39 AM
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(15-08-2012 06:56 AM)Ghost Wrote:  Hey, Jeff.

So your ultimate goal was to demonstrate how callously indifferent people can be to open antisemitism? If it was, shame on everyone else. If it wasn't, shame on you.

I don't accept your dichotomy.

My goals were to:

1. Share an article of interest to atheists
2. Point out the implied stereotype in the article
3. Amplify the stereotype to see what would happen

I don't think people here are callously indifferent to anti-semitism, but judaism is discussed here much less than christianity, and there does seem to be much less sensitivity about it
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15-08-2012, 09:22 AM
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Very interesting article Jeff, thanks for sharing.

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