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(Yahoo)   Ultra-orthodox Israelis are selling special glasses that blur vision so men won't accidentially see an immodestly dressed woman on the street. Well, it beats stoning the women as harlots, I suppose   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 41
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2012-08-08 12:22:08 PM  
15 votes:
Good for them. If you really think you need to follow your backwards beliefs, fine, but the burden shoudl be entirely on you.
2012-08-08 12:38:45 PM  
12 votes:
fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net
2012-08-08 12:21:46 PM  
8 votes:
Is there anything that can make you more retarded than religion?
2012-08-08 12:37:11 PM  
7 votes:
At least this puts the responsibility for a man's sin on the man and not on women. Men can't control their sexual urges? Fine. Then cover your eyes or cut off your junk. Don't blame women for your own thoughts.
2012-08-08 12:22:48 PM  
4 votes:

Silly Jesus: Is there anything that can make you more retarded than religion?


A. Orthodox religion
2012-08-08 12:22:08 PM  
4 votes:
Beats forcing women to wear a bag over themselves
2012-08-08 12:42:47 PM  
3 votes:
What kind of God prohibits bacon cheeseburgers AND looking at women in bikinis?

Who would worship such a God?
2012-08-08 12:29:45 PM  
3 votes:
Women have boobs.
Get over it, you medieval neanderfarks.
Your invisible sky wizard invented them, too.
2012-08-08 12:47:25 PM  
2 votes:
Also useful when consulting a political map to determine where Israel's borders are.
2012-08-08 12:32:44 PM  
2 votes:
If you can't see them, you can't spit on them or throw shiat at them. I call this a win for everyone.
2012-08-08 12:32:39 PM  
2 votes:
Why do I think religion is some asinine form of collective insanity? Oh, I don't know...
2012-08-08 12:26:54 PM  
2 votes:
www.paklinks.com

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2012-08-08 12:24:38 PM  
2 votes:
"If thy eye offends thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee."

DO IT! Do it you crazy nutjobs! I don't care if it's from the New Testament: DO IT! Prove to us how batshiat insane crazy you are!
2012-08-08 12:21:29 PM  
2 votes:
In Islam, they rape, THEN stone them to death as harlots.
2012-08-08 01:59:17 PM  
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: What, don't wanna see this?


Only through Ultra-orthodox JewVision Glasses*.

i46.tinypic.com

*Also available in Evangelical ChristianVision.
2012-08-08 01:49:18 PM  
1 votes:

Akustical: glad to see it only took one post to redirect this to a discussion about islam


All Abrahamic religions are equally at fault here. As is Buddhism, for that matter. All four of them have branches with some seriously farked-up ideas about women. And all four of them also have plenty of followers who do NOT have seriously farked-up ideas about women.

/Thai Theravada, I'm looking at you.
2012-08-08 01:41:46 PM  
1 votes:
How is it possible that the human race, in general, is getting more intelligent and knowledgeable but some religious people are getting even crazier?
2012-08-08 01:29:16 PM  
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: So form anti-fundy militias and police your own ranks. You know, "Jesus says 'LOVE THE SINNER!'" thud thud thud

Those who can't control themselves invite others to control them. I'm not saying I'd go very far towards creating death camps for non-atheists, but I doubt I'd protest them very hard


You might fancy yourself to be like George Carlin, but the difference is that he was clever.
2012-08-08 01:14:43 PM  
1 votes:
i48.tinypic.com
2012-08-08 01:08:10 PM  
1 votes:
God is way ahead of you, Bubula.

Why do you think that the People of the Book are so myopic? God knows that they should be reading the Torah instead of oggling the shiksas, so he makes them near-sighted, pawky, awkward, and ugly.

This is God's way of saying, cobbler, stick to thy last, to the intelligent, the cunning, and the bookish. God gives jocks perfect eyesight so they can run fast without tripping over nerds. The blond hair is just a warning sign. It says "WARNING! Ass in gear, brain in park."

Mr. Magoo is a perfect gentleman. He's so gallant that he has plenty of good manners and consideration left over for bears, lions, mailboxes, lamp posts, tree stumps, etc., all things that he frequently mistakes for The Ladies, Bless 'Em! He is the perfect illustration of Divine Providence in action. He is blind and therefore fearless and indestructible.

God knows that his Chosen People (and his Frozen People, and all good religious people, in fact) can not keep it in their pants without his assistance. Blindness is his way of saying, mind your business!

The devout should stay in Church (or Synagogue, or Mosque, or Temple) and leave the gaudy showiness of Nature to us heathens and atheists and people of science who have some business rooting around in the foundations of reality.

Nonetheless, being a book worm, I am extremely myopic, but I don't need to frost my glasses to keep me from looking. I have dandruff and fingerprints for that. And you can trust me not to go awooga! and steam from the ears just because a naked cyclist rolls by. I have learned not to walk into lamp posts by reading while walking. I am trained to avoid trouble almost as well as Mr. Magoo is designed to create it without noticing the chaos that follows him everywhere.
2012-08-08 12:59:48 PM  
1 votes:

Tatsuma: Yet again, three guys do something in Meah Shearim, and it creates an article worldwide that pans all Orthodox Jews.


The people who do this (the self-appointed modesty squad) are merely a bunch of thugs, without any supervision whatsoever, who terrorize their own population in Chareidi neighborhoods.

These are the people who also go to Iran to kiss Ahmadinejad, or support Hamas and Fatah, or spit at a little girl, or burn down stores.

They are barely in the low hundreds if you include both the members, supporters and their own families. This is how small they are. They are the Westboro Church of Judaism and do not in any way whatsoever represent the lifestyle of Chareidi Jews, we are all annoyed by that but guess what, no central authority, and these people don't even listen to their own Rabbis in the first place.

These people are Neturei Karta, or as they now like to be known, Sikrikim (the zealots).

I had to learn about these glasses on the internet, and I live in that friggin neighborhood.



[GOD HATES FAYGELEHS]

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2012-08-08 12:58:41 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: Why do I think religion is some asinine form of collective insanity? Oh, I don't know...


thecoloradoobserver.com

Oh yes. Only religion has followers that exhibit collective insanity. You can choose not to follow their beliefs. Just because you do doesn't mean that you should belittle or defame what they believe in. Tolerance is a great thing to have. Try it some time.
2012-08-08 12:54:02 PM  
1 votes:
Also the quantity of people quoting xian text and advocating bodily harms to Jews is kind of very creepy.
2012-08-08 12:50:41 PM  
1 votes:

indylaw: I offer this in the most earnest and non-accusatory sense possible. Within the haredi community, many if not most seem to pursue a life apart from the secular community and the world at large. When they keep to themselves, though, it allows the lunatic fringe to set their image for them. I mean, there's you coming on here to explain that this is not a widespread thing among the population of Mea Shearim or Crown Heights or Kiryas Joel, but most people don't hear it. The ultra-Orthodox community seems to invite wild speculation about these things because they are generally insular by choice. Wouldn't it behoove the communities to at least have some public information office to handle public relations and perception among the general population, if indeed you guys do care at all what the broader public thinks about you and dispelling perceptions based on the actions of Neturei Karta fanatics?


We do care, but we are a very very decentralized religion. We don't have a Sanhedrin. We don't have a King. Heck, we don't even have a spokesman we could all agree on. We are an incredibly splintered community, how could we ever put out our message our, when we can't even agree on what the details are?

You heard of two jews, three opinions, right? It makes this mess look good.
2012-08-08 12:48:37 PM  
1 votes:

Valiente: So I have an interest in seeing their breeding of each other and their pinheaded belief systems restricted as much as possible.


'Their belief system offends me! How can they be so restrictive and wrong? I will therefore do all I can to prevent them from breeding and exterminate them through atrophy!'


That's a very sane approach to the whole thing.
2012-08-08 12:48:31 PM  
1 votes:

Tatsuma: Ultra-Orthodox Jews are just those Jews who do the extra mile, and sadly within that minority there is a stupid minority, as there are in everything.

At least the worst they do is scream at people, spit and yell. They don't actually kill or attack people (save the VERY few incidents) and when that happens, it is usually other Orthodox Jews that are attacked, not the non-religious.


I offer this in the most earnest and non-accusatory sense possible. Within the haredi community, many if not most seem to pursue a life apart from the secular community and the world at large. When they keep to themselves, though, it allows the lunatic fringe to set their image for them. I mean, there's you coming on here to explain that this is not a widespread thing among the population of Mea Shearim or Crown Heights or Kiryas Joel, but most people don't hear it. The ultra-Orthodox community seems to invite wild speculation about these things because they are generally insular by choice. Wouldn't it behoove the communities to at least have some public information office to handle public relations and perception among the general population, if indeed you guys do care at all what the broader public thinks about you and dispelling perceptions based on the actions of Neturei Karta fanatics?
2012-08-08 12:47:12 PM  
1 votes:
I can't believe we are living in the 21 century.
2012-08-08 12:46:39 PM  
1 votes:

Tatsuma: Yeah I have to turn off the images now


REUTERS NEWS ALERT: ULTRA-ORTHODOX JEWS IN JERUSALEM NOW CENSORING PICTURES OF WOMEN ON THE INTERNET
2012-08-08 12:43:26 PM  
1 votes:

liam76: Good for them. If you really think you need to follow your backwards beliefs, fine, but the burden shoudl be entirely on you.


Exactly! I see nothing at all wrong with this.. Muslims should take note: Keep your stupidity to yourself.

Also what some Israeli girls might look like without stupid glasses:

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2012-08-08 12:43:14 PM  
1 votes:
Sexual oppression is a crime against humanity...
2012-08-08 12:42:49 PM  
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Maybe they should just gouge out their eyes. I mean, the glasses could slip down the nose.


A Jew nose? Doubtful.
2012-08-08 12:42:49 PM  
1 votes:

gwowen: Interestingly, glasses that prevent you seeing anything you don't agree with is exactly what Tatsuma uses to peruse the news.


The two online newspapers I checked today were Haaretz and BBC. I rarely read things that go my way, its just boring.

Otherwise, why would I still be on Fark?
2012-08-08 12:30:20 PM  
1 votes:

liam76: Good for them. If you really think you need to follow your backwards beliefs, fine, but the burden shoudl be entirely on you.


Over in however many this was.
2012-08-08 12:28:30 PM  
1 votes:
Why do you guys care? If you're not an orthodox Jew; this doesn't affect you. In fact; it provides extra entertainment. You get to watch Hasidic jews bump into stuff and fall down. I bet that it even screws up their vision for the rest of their lives.

/ it's not funny when someone hurts themself; it's hilarious
2012-08-08 12:26:46 PM  
1 votes:
theorellior       
 
JackieRabbit: Silly Jesus: Is there anything that can make you more retarded than religion?

A. Orthodox religion

Ultra-Orthodox religion.


Ulta-Orthodox with political aspirations.
2012-08-08 12:24:08 PM  
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: Silly Jesus: Is there anything that can make you more retarded than religion?

A. Orthodox religion


Ultra-Orthodox religion.
2012-08-08 12:23:57 PM  
1 votes:
Tomorrow's headline:
Dramatic upswing in Ultra-orthodox Israelis bumping into things, falling down holes
2012-08-08 12:23:38 PM  
1 votes:
Next up: Ultra-orthodox Israelis hit by bus due to obscured vision.
2012-08-08 12:21:50 PM  
1 votes:
So the wearer of said glasses will be walking past fish mongers and saying "Good morning, ladies!"?
2012-08-08 12:21:45 PM  
1 votes:
So..... no boobies?
2012-08-08 12:21:42 PM  
1 votes:
Anti beer goggles?
 
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