Christians would also give a variety of responses. Jews aren't the only ones able to think for themselves, or laugh at themselves for that matter.<quoted text>
How do you know?
I find fundies (or any religion) lack sense of humor. Jews, otoh, invented self-deprecation.
But to get deeper - thats what I was getting back to with my labeling of your bias. Judaism isnt that beholden to personal belief, its actually quite fluid and robust with regard to God concept, so your unicorn analogy is not so critical. For example - concept of holiness. Ask a observant Jew what it means to be holy or to act holy and you might get 26 different interpretations and shades of meaning. You really can not compare it to fundie Christianity- which is rigid and lacks nuance.
Ever listen to George Carlin? He used to talk about his days in Catholic school.
We're all cafeteria followers in our own way.
OTOH most religions have liberal and more conservative wings.
Fundies are the extreme, though admittedly there are a lot of them. esp in the heartland.
I could see a fundie Christian hillbilly shooting anyone who got near his still.
Thou shalt not kill be damned.
Heading out. Back tomorrow. Have a good one.