Friends, this colourful description of me came in a comment on the Bethlehem post. It was in response to my statement in a previous comment to Betmo that I'd once supported Israel (I didn't publish the comment from someone called Hermann because I deplore filthy language and will not allow it to cheapen my blog).
However I was interested in the attitude of Hermann who obviously sits somewhere in a dark corner and sends off emails dripping with hate to anyone who dares to question his narrow, pro-Israeli view of the world.
Taking the three insulting words separately, the first is that I'm lying. Hermann, I still remember going over to the local cinema seeing Exodus and feeling roused by the sentiments which the movie presented. Those poor little Israelis, just trying to get a homeland. Of course I was young and rather naive then. They were entirely one-sided sentiments and took no account of the terrible injustice that was done to the Palestinians and is still being done to the Palestinians by their cruel Israeli oppressors.
Next is that I'm a Muslim. Hermann, if you had bothered to read a few of the posts on my blog you would've known that I'm an atheist. Hermann, it is difficult to be an atheist and a Muslim at the same time. But it's not hard to be a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim, etc, and have a tiny, confused mind, one that sees everything in black and white: white for one's own religion and black for anyone who has another belief - or no belief. That's why I'm against all religions, Hermann!
To the third word, well, Hermann, the gutter word which you chose to describe me, one used by common people to describe a female's genitals, is usually only employed when extreme hate is being expressed. That you feel hate for me is unfortunate, Hermann. We have never even met yet here I am, the object of your extreme hatred.
Well, I forgive you, Hermann. I don't hate you in return because hate is a destructive force, one that, like cancer, eats away at whatever goodness is inside a person. Hate turns humans into beasts.
The photograph I used in the Bethlehem post shows what hate achieves, Hermann.
Love and Peace!