There’s nothing like a blog-post about Israel to bring the loons out of the woodwork. So when Dr. Philip Blosser (aka. Pertinacious Papist) circulated a video demonstrating UCLA college student’s appalling ignorance about Israel, it came as no surprise that his comments box would be infested by a troll.
That said, insofar as the consecutive stream of comments compile a number of issues, rumors and/or allegations in a single place (ex. what does the Talmud say about Jesus?; what does it mean that ‘Christians had it better’ under Saddam?; did Israel really ban ‘The Passion of the Christ’?), I’ve decided to use this as an opportunity to address them.