Israeli Parlaiment Member Rips Up New Testament

Remember a while back when some Florida pastor with a bad mustache and worse manners threatened and then ultimately burned a Koran? I am sure you do. It had plenty of two things, media coverage and body count.

There is another story that is likely to have neither of those things, mercifully.

The Bible Society in Israel sent some copies of the New Testament to members of the Israeli Knesset with a note that said "We hope the book will help you and illuminate your way.”

MK Michael Ben Ari, with better facial hair than the aforementioned Florida Pastor but equally poor manners, made a show of ripping it up in front of the press.

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  1. And rioting and violence ensue...not.

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  2. Nothing unusual here. This has happened in Israel many times. The only thing different this time is that an MP tore a New Testament up in front of the press. I'll bet he gets a lot of votes from the Ultra-Orthodox Haredim in the next election for his bold stand against the Christian "heresy".

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  3. And not a single...was given that day.

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  4. From his appearance I doubt the Knesset member was himself a member of one of the Ultra-Orthodox sects. More likely, he is a member of the predominant religion practiced by Israeli citizens -- atheism.

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  5. From his appearance I doubt the Knesset member was himself a member of one of the Ultra-Orthodox sects. More likely, he is a member of the predominant religion practiced by Israeli citizens -- atheism.

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  6. Well, sending New Testaments to MPs in the Jewish state was a tone-deaf move.

    On the other hand, what a putzhead.

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