So I walked past a synagogue coming home from some business I had to take care of somewhere, and this chabadnik (likely a chabadnik because that's their modus operandi) asked to put tefillin on me. And, I'm like omg wooooooooow this guy has no idea who he asked to put tefillin on he is after all oblivious to my identity in the J-blogosphere. I thought it was kinda funny actually but kinda sad. I just walked past him without saying anything. I do appreciate his sincerity in like tryin to save my soul but my belief is that a man can't save his own soul because there's always a higher standard that God can condemn man by and I think a man should do his best morally but as per rituals we are saved by grace instead of law. Christianity has by now infulenced me too much to look back, but I'm not like hyper religious in practice I'm just an ordinary guy. I just want to be an ordinary guy. Judaism does not let you be ordinary it's always halacha for this chumra for that, liberal judaism does let you be kinda ordinary as a leftist only problem is they'll think I'm a nazi for the ordinary Republican opinions that I stand for.
Basically if Obama loses which he probably will because he's a freaken retard who can't fix the economy, I'm probably going to take a sabbatical from blogging unless something important comes up. I need to look to the future and there's no room for Judaism in it. I belive everything the Tanach says is true, but hey face it, the Jewish community has problems, and I got better things to do than make it my problem. Baruch atah adonoi eluhanu melech haolom me natan lee hachayrut levchor aych ani rotzeh licheyut chayimee.