Norm responds to my recent response to his response to me.
On first reading, I thought he had me. My sentiment is to disagree with his point, but he's built it so well and so logically I didn't see any clear way to refute it; indeed, he set me wondering if perhaps he's even right, and his logic should change my emotion's mind. (Can such a thing be done?)
The more I think about it, however, the more it seems we've stumbled onto a profound difference of opinion, touching upon the questions of who the Jews are, and what they're for.
But it's late in the week, tomorrow evening is the beginning of Rosh Hashana, so the discussion will wait for some other time.
In the meantime Norm, thanks for the discussion, and it's been an honour to have it with you.