Anti-Semitic leader discovers he’s Jewish


Last week I was thinking, I need to teach my sons about irony.

This week I found the perfect example.

“As a rising star in Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party, Csanad Szegedi was notorious for his incendiary comments about Jews. He accused them of ‘buying up’ the country, railed about the ‘Jewishness’ of the political elite and claimed Jews were desecrating national symbols. Then came a revelation that knocked him off his perch as ultra-nationalist standard-bearer: Szegedi himself is Jewish.” Read more here.

4 thoughts on “Anti-Semitic leader discovers he’s Jewish

  1. “I guess irony can be pretty ironic sometimes!”
    On another note, thanks for your input on Christians using incense for prayer. I’ve debated that issue with myself the past few days and I’ve wanted to start using it for prayer, but didn’t want to offend God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. After researching though, like you, I found that it was used in the Bible. Also, growing up Catholic, I remember the church constantly using “pagan” rituals like incense, candles, ringing bells, and the use of icons and statues. So, what’s the difference? I think it’s not the items themselves, but what they represent and how they’re used. I won’t be praying to Allah, Buddha, or any god or goddess, but to the Trinity. To me, it’s a way to incorporate all my senses while praying. : )


  2. Jill, glad you like the reflections on incense. Although I identify with the Protestant tradition I find Protestants can be almost gnostic at times in their devaluation of senses other than hearing. Smelling, touching, tasting, seeing, these are all referred to favourably in scripture so I think there is plenty of scope to engage them in bringing glory to God.


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