Well, it was bound to happen. Sooner or later, despite the fact that DK applauded my disagreement with JSU, Kvetcher has attacked me. He does this if you like kiruv, or in this case…logic, and the English language?
Let me explain. If you look at the comment “war” that has been going on my last posting there has been a major disagreement between me, HS and DK. The main reason I am being attacked on his page is my statement that,
rather then let it be at that (there are far worse traditions for people to attack in Judaism) people like DK attack this tradition (albeit not as the main focus of the posting) as if it also involves killing a human baby.
While there is a great more that we argue about this is what he took exception with. He begins his post by claimingthat I did not
much success at countering my attacks on Big Kiruv.
Actually, I answered all of your attacks in the comments. If anything, your post on your page is because you were so fed up with getting smacked around on my page that you figured you would use your own soapbox to try and make it look like you were winning. Nice try.
My defense of the “killing babies” comment is based on the fact that I was using exaggeration to prove a point. DK says i was lying. I let you the public be the judge. However, let me give you the following points to consider.
The American Heritage Dictionary says that an exaggeration is an intransitive verb which is defined as,
To make overstatements
But I think exaggeration was probably not the right word to use. Rather I should have used Hyperbole which is defined as
a figure of speech that uses an exaggerated or extravagant statement to create a strong emotional response. As a figure of speech it is not intended to be taken literally.
Wow. That’s amazing. Anyone who actually read what DK wrote would know that he didnt actually say it was like killing a baby. I even linked to his article so that anyone could read it. Now he may claim that people may not read it and so they wouldn’t know what he actually said. Then my question would be: why did you use the exact same argument against someone who wanted you to speak of the different view on JSU?
Brad: “I applaud your passion for this subject. But, you are clearly masking some aspects of the article for it to fit your agenda.”
DK: “And the article in its entirety is linked.”
Double standards? I think so. But typical DK, the facts won’t stop him.
I think that’s enough for everyone to stew on for a while. If he continues his assault I will post a list of articles on his site that do EXACTLY what i did (here are two for a preview, one, two) I used those two because they require no explanation. All the others I have require an explanation to understand.
I know I didnt hold up my end by posting the article about respecting other Jews like i said i would. That will be soon, I had to address this first.