They’re not only atheists, they’re know-nothings

James Taranto (Opinionjournal.com) picks up on Politico’s and TalkingPointsmemo.com’s attack on U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina’s mention of “breaking bread” during Passover. Here’s TalkingPoints take on the subject:

California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina (R) sent a letter to her supporters [Monday] in honor of the first night of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which she described as a time where [sic] “we break bread and spend time with our families and friends.”

Add this to the annals of unfortunate metaphors, since Passover is actually a time when most Jews abstain from eating any bread at all.

Passover marks the Jewish exodus from slavery in Egypt, when they were so rushed to escape they didn’t even have time to let their bread rise. Instead, they ate Matzoh, or unleavened bread. Typically, Jews replace all bread and bread products with Matzoh for the eight days of the Passover holiday.

As Taranto points out, Fiorina was referring to “the most famous seder in history” as anyone with any knowledge of Judeo/Christian history would know:

“Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.

He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large upper room, all furnished. Make preparations there.”

They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”

After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”

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  1. Anonymous

    The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States .

    Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking” and “usury” and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I, Ann Barnhardt, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

    Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the Muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don’t believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. “Sure, I’ll be a Muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?”

    Gosh. Think how much worse it would be if we had a President who was, say, a sphincter-kissing committed-but-covert Moslem. Let’s thank our lucky stars.

  2. Walt

    Dude –
    If it’s unleavened bread, it’s still bread, right? What is leavened anyway? So explain this to me, because I am confused.
    And that Taranto guy writes some great flicks. You see Reservoir Dogs? Pulp Fiction? Kill Bill – both I & II? UMA!!! Classics.
    But why didn’t you post about this guy?

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/03/legendary-east-la-math-teacher-jaime-escalante-dies.html

    If you had an English teacher like him, you would know how to write. Think about that.
    You load.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  3. anonymous

    Chris, speaking of the holidays, is there a Greenwich Easter Egg Hunt this weekend that is open to the public?