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'Rabbi in a Brothel': An Excerpt From 'God, Faith, and Reason'

'Rabbi in a Brothel':  An Excerpt From 'God, Faith, and Reason'
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As we draw close to Christmas, I wanted to share an excerpt from my latest book, "God, Faith, and Reason." Rather than a preachy lecture you might expect from such a title, "God, Faith, and Reason" is an odyssey to find and understand the eternal.

In this fantasy, I imagined what it would be like for a cynic to try to understand the meaning of a life that had rejected him.

From "Rabbi in a Brothel":

Could the warnings and exhortations of Job compare with Disney? Could Jeremiah compete with the evening news? Look what the Times had become. One power-mad psychopath after another paraded throughout, with all the details of his or her personal wealth displayed so as to render the moderately successfully reader impotent and hopeless by the time the sports page was reached. Could this epic of the Sulzbergers be compared with Ecclesiastes?

No, of course not.

Which is why the original book of the Jews was now read only by illiterate fools, who by circumstance or genetic dysfunction believed the words had been dictated from Heaven and inscribed in stone. Probably a collection of constipated poets, failed jewel hustlers, bankrupt sandal makers, whoremongers past their prime, child molesters, animal torturers, and other biblical-age riffraff, thought the bridge driver as he now approached the South Tower, nearing the toll booths into the city.

He glanced at the tiny fortune-cookie fortune Scotch-taped to the dashboard of his old two-door Bronco: “You are an angel — beware of those who collect feathers.”

By now it’s a private comedy. I’m no angel, but I’ve lost most of my feathers, mostly trying to fly, he mused. Every time I’ve been given a chance I could soar like an eagle, it’s been the trying to fly where the real losers live. Those failed writers who became agents now all menopausal and ready to give to the UJA after years supporting the PLO. Those tight-lipped WASP academics whose guilt made them hire the Jews after the Holocaust, the academic Jews who chose to exile any hint of rebellion in their Jewish male descendants, welcoming instead the women and other minorities they thought they could bamboozle. And bamboozle they did, running every racket known to the mafia within the halls of academe, encouraging all the while the debate over “affirmative action” so they could continue their plunder — plundering unnecessary research funds, conducting excessive animal experimentation, molesting their young students, holding grandiose conferences modeled on the tools of those governmental bureaucrats they did business with, the “Look what the universities have become,” he thought; plunderer of graduate students’ discoveries and labor, plunderer of all lost ideals everywhere and in all time since Abraham tried to slay Isaac but was saved by a counter-hallucination. A generation of incompetents not seen in the history of the republic, incompetents who had created their own fields of study to justify their lack of productive scholarship in the real fields of learning. Those fertile fields which blossomed with a flora so vibrant and diverse, now reduced to almost nothingness.

Leo Tolstoy wrote somewhere that those who believe their religion is greater than God will believe that their sect is greater than their religion and end up by believing that they are greater than their sect.

On and on it went as he drove over the Golden Gate Bridge.

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As we draw close to Christmas, I wanted to share an excerpt from my latest book, "God, Faith, and Reason." Rather than a preachy lecture you might expect from such a title, "God, Faith, and Reason" is an odyssey to find and understand the eternal.
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