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Monday, August 21, 2006

The 2996 Project

Via Atheist Jew, I have signed on to participate in an online tribute to victims of 9-11. I will be writing about Barbara A. Shaw, a 57-year-old woman from New Jersey. Any other bloggers reading this should consider helping out. The fifth anniversary is less than a month away, and not every victim has been assigned to a blog...yet.
For more information, or to join, check it out here.

Cross-posted at Wonkitties.

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From the link:
"If you want BS or Political Correctness you have come to the wrong place.

FAQ How can you be an Atheist Jew?

An Atheist is someone who denies the existence of God. A Jew is any person whose mother was a Jew or any person who has gone through the formal process of conversion to Judaism."

I guess by this definition of a Jew there aren't any because Abraham's mother and Sarah's mother were not Jews. Sarah was a Jew how?

There are Jews because Abraham begat Issac who begat Judah who begat a whole tribe of people known as Jews today. The lineage is through the fathers not the mothers. The whole Old Testament talks about the 'Faith of the Fathers'.

This whole 'Jewishness comes through the mothers' baloney is just a transparent ruse to keep Jews from being raped out of existence.

By the way, the Muslims don't buy it. When Zarqawi cut Daniel (atheist Jew)Pearle's head off, he made Daniel recite, "My father was a Jew and I am a Jew."

The Nazi's didn't buy it either.

Posted by: Speller | 2006-08-21 5:13:58 PM

The 2996 Project is a bad idea. It seems to be designed to support the claim that these were GOOD people who died, thus killing them was EXTRA bad. But if one truly believes in the value of every human life, then it should not matter if victim #2514 was a loving wife and mother who volunteered for the PTA, coached soccer, and always had a kind word for her neighbours while victim #2515 was a selfish loner who was known for being grumpy around the office every day and not really liked by his co-workers or family. The point is not the quality of the lives that were ended, but the mere fact that lives were ended. But the 2996 Project is an attempt to emphasize the former, which is irrelevant to the fact that killing them was a horrific act.

It's similar to the excessive media coverage that has gone along with every soldier's death in Afghanistan. I do not honor their lives and mourn their deaths because they were know to their friends as being fun-loving and were always willing to do a favour for a stranger. I honor their lives and mourn their deaths because they were soldiers who died doing an important job from which we all benefit. To make a sentimental show of their private lives is relevant for those who knew them, but for those of us who did not, that they served is enough.

2996 people who did not deserve to die, did die when the WTC was attacked. That's all I need to know about their lives to mourn their loss and believe those responsible need to be pursued, caught, and punished. I don't need to hear the "movie-of-the-week" stories of their lives to force me to care.

Posted by: Mark Logan | 2006-08-21 5:54:31 PM

2996 dosen't include all of the people who will eventually have died from the ingestion and respiration of the asbestos laden dust created by the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Posted by: Speller | 2006-08-21 11:37:00 PM

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