A friend has drawn my attention to a hydrophobic post by Jay Dyer:
As you’re recall, Dyer is the Protestant turned Catholic turned Orthodox turned Catholic turned…
First thing I’d say is that anyone who anticipates coming into contact with Mr. Dyer should have a rabies shot as a precautionary measure.
Regarding the “substance” of his post:
1. It's true, of course, that Jews are disproportionately represented in certain fields. That, of itself, isn't very meaningful. For instance, I can’t help noticing that popes often have Italian surnames.
2. By the same token, Dyer might as well develop a conspiracy theory about the dominance of Jewish violinists.
On second thought…Dyer may already have a well-developed conspiracy theory about the dominance of Jewish violinists. Clearly, this high-strung infiltration is just the prelude to full-scale invasion.
3. There are some obvious inconsistencies in his theory:
i) It's not as if Jewish physicians only abort gentile babies. Israel has a very lenient abortion policy.
ii) And it's not as if Jewish physicians go out of their way to murder gentile patients.
On second thought…given Dyer’s suspicions, I’d suggest, if he ever lands in the ER, to carefully check the nametag of the attending physician. If it begins with a Gold- or Rosen- prefix, that’s a very ominous development.
As a precautionary measure, Dyer should learn a few Yiddish expressions and have a Star of David tattooed on his tuckus.
4. His comment on Exod 21:22-23 is odd:
i) He misinterprets the passage.
ii) Moreover, it's hard to square his comment with belief in the divine inspiration of the OT. Yet, as a conservative Catholic, that ought to be an article of faith.
5. Needless to say, many liberal Catholic officials have also been instrumental in creating and preserving our current abortion policy, so he leaves his own flank wide open to counterattack.
6. I also don't see why a conservative Catholic would oppose a ban on abortion.
7. On the other hand, there's a certain amount of official anti-Semitism in traditional Catholic theology, so to that extent his Catholicism dovetails with his anti-Semitism.