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Smacked down by the Lord

by Brad A. Greenberg

July 9, 2009 | 10:59 am

As I was leaving the Jewish Journal offices yesterday, I asked VideoJew Jay Firestone what would happen if I showed up at a minyan and didn’t tell the other nine guys that I wasn’t really Jewish.

“You would be struck down. Right there,” Jay said. “God would strike you.”

It’s an odd concept, nowadays, that God used to smite sinners. Kind of hard to imagine what it was like, for example, to be there when Ananias and Sapphira lied to Barnabas about the profit they took from a plot of land and dropped dead.

Jay’s comment reminded me of the above clip from one of my favorite “South Park” two-parters. Please enjoy.

As you can imagine, Cartman’s motivations were far from sincere.

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