“If we can do a better job to remember that we’re all created in God’s image, ‘b’tzelem Elohim.’ If we could all do more to tone down the rhetoric in politics and on talk shows and remember that we can debate ideas. We don’t have to agree. We also don’t have to attack one another personally to get our point across.”
Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who was taken hostage at gunpoint for 11 hours along with three other congregants at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas on January 15
The phrase ‘b’tzelem elohim,’ means “in the image of God”.
“We depend upon one another whether we know it or not and we are made better when more of us are seen and heard and helped. So many tiny-tribe people have been fooled into believing that someone else’s gain is their loss; that this existence is competitive when it is actually supposed to collaborative, that we take care of our own. That is a sad way to spend the brief time here that we have. I want something better.”
John Pavlovitz, in “Yes, This Is All About Tribalism”
Gohmert keeping East Texas safe from Islamicized Hispanic types.
“We know Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border. We know that people that are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanic [sic] when they are radical Islamists. We know these things are happening. It is just insane not to protect ourselves, to make sure that people come in as most people do … They want the freedoms we have.”
– U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, warning that “radical Islamists” are being “trained to act like Hispanic[s]” and cross the U.S. – Mexico border.
Damn! I should have known that wearing diapers on your head and riding camels wasn’t the new ‘Mexican thing!’ Now, I’ll be forced to look at all other Hispanics – especially those dark-skinned ones – in a different beer sign light! Hell, some of them may be in my own family! When will the madness stop?!