I'd like to think that most of my readers are as sane and rational as myself. In fact, I know this is the case because I do read the blogs that have me on their blogrolls.
But I do have nuts that visit. And some of them are so "impressed/shocked/disgusted/etc." by my postings that they write a post about me or at least quote me in their posts.
My site meter is a good source to see if I'm being mentioned, as sometimes I see a few hits from a site I'm not familiar with or a site I normally never get any hits from.
Lots of times a post of mine is linked in a message board. Heck, that is why I blog in the first place. I want to be read by as many people as possible.
I also do a Google Blog search every few days of "atheist Jew." Sometimes I find blogs that have no following write about me (thus no site meter hits), or someone who mentions me but doesn't link to my blog.
Recently, just in the last few days, I've become really popular amongst the nutters.
First, this 9/11 denying nut bar who has a blog named The State Of The Mind (Spreading the Truth about God) dedicated a post to me called 'The Stupidity of "the Atheist Jew"'
Here is what his main gripe is:
Now wait a minute. First of all, there’s no reason to capitalize “Gods,” because “gods” is not a proper noun. Second of all, where exactly do we get the rule that someone is “Jewish” if their mother is Jewish? From Judaism! But what is that to someone who doesn’t believe in Judaism? By accepting this definition of a Jew, he is accepting Judaism as a valid religion, because there is no reason for a non-Jew to accept this definition of a Jew. What an idiot.
I hate atheist pseudo-Jews. I told you: it’s the bacon-eating, Sabbath-violating, don’t-know-much-about-Judaism “Jews” that are the problem; not the real Jews, or those who sympathize with the real Jews. And of course, he’s Leftist in his views. Surprise me not.
Of course, my attempt to explain (in his comment section which he conveniently edited to suit himself) how the concept of an atheist Jew is completely valid was just wilfully denied by this yo yo.
Honestly, I don't think there are too many atheist Jews out there who do not acknowledge themselves as being ethnic Jews. Even by almost every definition, the world, most rabbis, Webster's, Jew haters, my neighbours, and even my God believing family members and friends, I will be a Jew from the day I was born until the day I die.
Even Richard Dawkins recently called himself a cultural Christian. So I think he gets it too.
Lets move on. I recently got a mention from this guy:
'Bill White, is the self-appointed leader of the American National Socialist Workers' Party and the administrator of the antisemitic (and racist) website Overthrow.com.'
He quoted me in a post named Breaking White Nationalism's Rules. You can almost sympathize with this kook as he seems to realize that he and his ilk have no following. Here is my quote he uses:
“The reason you feel censored is because you have no audience.”
I was talking about a different white separatist/supremacist, but you can paint them all with one brush in this instance.
He did say something that I found really funny (funny that it is true and funny that he actually realizes it and doesn't just say to himself, "what the hell am I doing with my life?"):
"I see the morons that compose the “white nationalist” “movement” in this country and I just hand my head in shame that someone might mistake my views for having something in common with them. As I reflected this evening, waiting outside the home of a recalcitrant tenant to collect their paycheck from them when they got home from work, it occurred to me that I’ve done three things wrong in relating to other white-ish activists:"
1) I’ve rejected lunacy;
2) I’ve rejected homosexuality;
3) I’ve rejected pedophilia.
If you combine the last two into “queerness”, I’ve only done two things wrong, but with the same effect.
What I have come to realize, having sat in meetings of everything from communists to Democrats to Republicans to white nationalists to all sorts of bizarre offshoots, is that most people who get involved in political groups, regardless of stripe, are lunatics. The question is just whether their lunacy is useful to the people in power, as to how far they get with it. Most rank and file members of the two major parties are as crazy as communists and white nationalists, and one only has to read the DailyKos or FreeRepublic to know it.
What I’ve also come to realize is that by rejecting lunatics and sexual deviants I have written off perhaps two thirds of the white movement right off the top.
He seems somewhat intelligent, but he is totally out to lunch when it comes to his outlook of Jews. You have to wonder what made him turn out that way.
He came to the realization that John de Nugent is a lunatic, maybe he is intelligent enough to look in his own mirror and give himself a slap in the face when it comes to scapegoating Jews. I sum up the insanity of the Judeophobe in this post on my other blog, Judeophobe Watch.
Finally, The Jewish Conspiracy Exposed has written a post about me called "Jewish blogger claims that Judeophobic web sites don't allow critique in their blogs, has all comments moderated by Jewish admin"
This person is a real conspiracy believing nut case:
'Oddly Jews always manage to accuse Goyims of crimes that they do themselves. Now this one Jewish blogger claims that anti-Semites never let God’s chosen ones to refute their claims. But truth is that you cannot see any real critique of Israel or Jews in MSM, which is owned by Jews. But when you visit few blogs and forums that allow
Actually you can go to Stormfront.org and be a Jew and debunk, refute, chastise and debate with them. I have no moderation at all in this blog, only spam filter that might caught suspicious postings. But this Jew who says that anti-Semites don’t let Jews to debunk is just typical Ghetto Jews, full of Jewish lies. Jews have given me death threats thru my comments, and I didn’t start to moderate comments. I think it’s good that kikes will post to my blog, and then people will see what soulless creatures they really are.'
I pointed out many anti-semitic web sites that don't allow my comments. I also explained why I used comment moderation for the longest time.
Like him, but for different reasons obviously:), I like it when I get nutters to comment on my blogs, and I always publish them as long as they are on topic. These whackjobs make for excellent entertainment, and I want as many people as possible to be informed they actually exist, and get entertained at the same time.