Ann Coulter's Crusade: "perfect" all Jews into Christians

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Ann Coulter is a poor spokesperson for Christianity

Her attitude and spirit are hateful and crass in a way that defies the primary teaching of Christ. However, it is amazing to me that people know so little about each other's spiritual beliefs. Of course Ann Coulter thinks everyone should be a Christian. This has been the Orthadox Christian belief sense the time of Jesus Christ! In no way should this infer that Jews are sub-human, to be hated, hurt, or attacked. We believe Jesus was/is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament. Isaiah 53 etc. While many early Jews received him as the Messiah (remember the first Christian missionaries were all Jewish), many others rejected him. We think that all Jews would be better off making the same choice that Simon, Saul, and John made in the first century. To them, following Christ wasn't a rejection of Judiasm, but a fulfillment of the promise of Judaism.

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Posted by Brent Gentzel (not verified) on 12 October 2007 - 7:01am
I am the Lamb that comes to take away the sins of the world

In the Old Testament, animals were sacrificed as "scapegoats", bearing the guilt of those sacrificing to God. Jesus claimed to be the ultimate scapegoat, satisfying God's Justice once and for all for those who would believe in Him. That's what Coulter meant about Christians being "perfected", as badly as she stated it. The perfecting is actually God forgiving all of our sins because the Messiah, Jesus, paid the price for them. It's not because we are somehow perfect people, looking down at others. Unfortunately, Ann's manner does not allow for a thoughtful discussion of this. Too bad.

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Posted by Jeff Slenker (not verified) on 14 October 2007 - 9:44pm
Given Ann Coulter's statements of the past

...such as shooting liberals, eliminating women's suffrage, wishing out loud on television for John Edwards' murder by terrorists, such as "My libertarian friends are probably getting a little upset now but I think that's because they never appreciate the benefits of local fascism" [_], such as wishing convicted terrorist Timothy McVeigh blew up the New York Times building, such as calling for the execution of New York Times staff members... I find myself having difficulty seeing her as a devout Christian who just has difficulty expressing herself.

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Posted by media girl on 15 October 2007 - 7:50am