August 31, 2007

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Shut Your Matzah Hole Already

Last Saturday night Rabbi Ovadia Yosef stated the following in his weekly televised "sermon" in Israel:

"Is it any wonder if, heaven forbid, soldiers are killed in a war?" he said, "when they don't observe the Sabbath, they don't observe the Torah, they don't pray every day, they don't put on phylacteries every day. Is it any wonder that they're killed? It's no wonder......God helps soldiers who have faith and who pray. They are not killed."

This comment is beyond idiocy, and I think 99% of the total population of Jews on this planet believe Yosef to be a stark raving lunatic. His comments have caused outrage in Israel, but it isn't the first time this prehistoric imbecile has disgraced himself with his words and views. In 2000 he stated the following:

"the 6 million Holocaust victims were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done. They had been reincarnated in order to atone."

In a world void of evidence of any God, the statements are farcical and insensitive. Even if one assumed God existed, who in their right mind would want to worship his God? Why does such a spectacular God need to be worshiped so heavily? Yosef's God is as spiteful as he is insecure.

This idiot Rabbi is a disgrace to thinking Jews everywhere, and of course humankind.

More thoughts about what Yosef said:

Why Jewish Soldiers Die In A War

Haaretz article

More 'Wisdom" From Moronic Sages Of Judaism


  1. The Rabbi has gone around the bend. It's time for him to retire to teaching Sunday school.

  2. The man lost it a long time ago.

  3. I'm not surprised. This is what religion does to the thinking brain.

  4. Nah, idiots like him are part and parcel of any extremist interpretation of Ye Very Olde Scrolls. You find them in all three monotheisms. Remember what they said about Katrina: divine retribution against the city of sin. And some Rabbi (this one maybe?) that it was God's anger for the Gaza disengagement ("A home for a home!"). I'm sure there was an Imam somewhere that claimed the hurricane was "Allah's flatulence" directed at the Godless West... Hallelujah!!!

    On the plus side, I've learnt a new word: phylacteries (always knew them as teffilin).

  5. Pretty Sad. When a major Gadol makes statments like this I wonder if religious folks question the utility of "mitzvos" as a path to enlightened spirituality...

    I think most people religious or not would have the intuition of how wrong and how painful it is to tell someone how their family member died becuase they are "bad". If I were still religious I think this Rabbi would begin to allow me to observe the complete disconect between following the "laws" of the bible and any progression of compasion, understanding, or kindness.

    I posted about this as well.

  6. Looking at the religious leaders from the 3 majors these days and the sort of utter mental diarrhea that comes out of them its a mystery that there aren't more atheists.

    If people like him are what God thinks is right I'll have no part of them.

  7. I'll go even further on this nutcase and his whole stinking Shas party. As a Jew, I truly believe he belongs in the same hole in the ground as Hitler and Arafat. It is that simple.

    And I guarantee you one thing. Besides being involved in supporting the gay marriage movement, I will oppose the blind support the US government gives to Israel. In no (blank) way is our foreign policy going to be dependent on these idiot freaks and the influence they have in Israel. They know where they can go. I know where I can go - to the local Unitarian-Universalist Church. And any plans of a trip to Israel - put off until he and the Shas get what they deserve. Arabs - do you hear me?

    And yes, the Palestinians deserve their own homeland. In the west bank, and the Jews who remain there will become automatic palestinian citizens.