Stevieslaw: “Chosen People” to go on auction block.

Stevieslaw: “Chosen People” to go on the auction block.

The concept of a “Chosen People” apparently goes way back to Deuteronomy (7:6), which says “The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.”

I would be willing to give you twenty to one odds (on any reasonable amount) that my father had no familiarity with that quote when he decided, after making it through World War II, that he’d had enough of this chosen people crap. I was raised a secular Jew— which may be defined as a non-practicing Jew with full access to chopped liver, matzoh ball soup and Chinese food on Sunday nights. When I need a bible quote, I go to Wikipedia.

Now, with the age of the asshole on the internet upon us and the continuing conviction by some people that they can only be fulfilled if they’ve made someone else’s life a living hell (think of a group of fiends in repurposed bed-linen burning crosses and swastikas as two or three children, a bemused goat, and four thousand representatives of the media look on), American Jewish groups are banding together to put the title,”chosen people,” up for auction.

The auction will be open to all minority religions–i.e., mennonites and mormons. All proceeds will go to funding the (winning religion) defense fund, the (winning religion) defamation league and the like.

Let the bidding begin.

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