This was going to be a simple blog defending Ann Coulter’s remarks about her faith, which holds that Christianity is the extension of Judaism — the “finished” or “perfected” version. The brouhaha that erupted over this, starting with her host on the program where she made the remarks, Donny Deutsch, is coming mostly from liberal Jews. As Rabbi Yehuda Levin has pointed out, Orthodox Jewish leaders felt no offense or “threat” in what she said and suggested that it was mostly non-practicing Jews who felt threatened by it:

Rabbi Levin, a spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance for America and the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, commented… “But the fact that Miss Coulter was asked to try to say that this is now anti-Semitism, I believe is off the mark…” Interestingly talk shows discussing the matter had numerous orthodox Jews calling in to state they were not offended by Coulter’s remarks. Rabbi Levin explained, “The Orthodox are very comfortable in their beliefs of their religion and their practices. The Jews who would be more offended by this are those that are not involved in day to day practice of Judaism.”

This phenomenon recalls the controversy over prayer in school — the minute of silence for voluntary prayer that was being proposed for public schools a few years ago. The most vociferous opponents were secular Jews. Why? As the publisher of Jewish World Review put it to me at the time, “Because secular Jews wouldn’t know what to do during that one minute.” So the objection to Coulter’s remarks are coming essentially from atheist “Jews” who practice Judaism rotely, perhaps only two to three times a year on the high holidays.

The reason that Jews would feel threatened by something as benign as modern Christianity, which gave birth to the very foundations of their liberal thinking, is that it confronts them with having to believe in anything at all. (Other than in their religion of modern leftism, which risks contradiction by Christianity.)

I was also going to add that a follower of any religion is supposed to be a natural supremacist for that religion. Obviously, Hindus think they’ve got it right; Sikhs think Sikhs have it right; Buddhists think they have the answers, and we know what Muslims think — since they say on TV about Islam the same thing that Coulter said about Christianity except they accompany it with promises, followed by acts, of death and destruction. So why should Christians not hold Christianity supreme — the way every other religion does?

And that’s where my blog was going to end. Until I read a piece in yesterday’s World Net Daily. To be sure, one WND article defending Coulter on Friday was perfectly fine. But then I stumbled across a second piece defending Coulter, by a “Christian Libertarian columnist” named Vox Day, which contained a rather troubling passage. Now, the last thing I want to do is pick a fight with a solid Christian conservative-leaning guy, or with WND, which is a Jew-friendly and Israel-friendly publication run by a good-looking Christian Arab named Joseph Farah. So I am willing to hope that Vox Day merely misspoke, or miswrote, what I’m about to quote. Regardless, I don’t like what it reveals about his thinking, and he shouldn’t either:

America is still quite friendly towards Jews, but the incessant attacks on Christianity by the likes of Deutsch, Forman and Abe Foxman have grown increasingly tiresome. Given this irritating behavior, and the historical fact that Jews have worn out their welcome in literally dozens of countries over the centuries, it is the height of foolishness for a small number of misguided individuals to demand that 80 percent of the American population remain silent about the tenets of its religious faith.

Let’s see if we have this straight. Jews have been persecuted by the nations over the centuries because they did something to wear out some kind of welcome? What, Mr. Day — it must have been their liberal Jew politics that brought on the Inquisition and later got them expelled from every Arab nation and fleeing ovens in Europe?

Thankfully, in subsequent paragraphs of the same article Mr. Day seems to contradict what his perplexing statement implies:

…there is no reason why American Jews and American Christians should not get along in perfect amity. Neither Judaism nor Christianity is going to disappear, and it is as absurd for Jews to hold modern Christians responsible for the Jews persecuted in medieval times as it was for those medieval Christians to have held those medieval Jews responsible for persecuting them in ancient times.

Afterwards, however, it appears we’re back to square one with Mr. Day, when he seems to be preemptively justifying (and I dare say threatening) a sort of acquired anti-Semitism in America thanks to idiot Jews like those who are haranguing Coulter:

Despite its flaws, America has been one of the best friends the Jews have ever had. It would not only be a tragedy, it would be a stupid and wasteful one if Americans were provoked into developing the instinctive anti-semitism that currently pervades Europe, the Middle East and so much of the rest of the world.

Thankfully, America has plenty of real Christians, who are capable of telling Jews apart from those who subscirbe to a religion of liberalism, and who are immune to anti-Semitism for all time because of their Good Book. I feel confident that Ann Coulter is such a Christian, but I don’t feel the same way about Vox Day.

Ann Coulter certainly does not need to apologize for anything she said, but Vox Day does.

Meanwhile, it is also troubling that Mr. Day felt the need to inject the following paragraph into his Coulter piece:

As for Israel’s survival, not only are the Israeli Defense Forces perfectly capable of defending the nation against a fourth-rate military power like Iran, but it has the Lord God of Israel on its side. Israel simply doesn’t need the U.S. military to fight its battles for it.

I’m willing to chalk this up to the typical Libertarian complex which I can’t hope to cure him or any other Libertarian of. How many times can one explain that Israel’s wars are our wars and that the Jews of the Middle East have been serving as human shields for Americans for decades, absorbing fire that would otherwise be more frequently, and more directly, directed at us. Iran is a threat to more than Israel, and abandoning reliable allies is not the way to keep allies. This is Statecraft 101. But apparently, while there are rules of statecraft, the rules change when Jews are involved. Thanks a lot.