Long term readers know of my respect for religious people. My basic view is that government should stay out of the pulpit unless public safety is involved.
Long term readers also know I despise utopians of all stripes Red, Green or Anarchist freaks. Theocracy is a dreadful idea that falls into the realm of stupidity.
Many of you read the familiar Kahanist sites. These well meaning imbeciles want to create a Jewish
version of Iran. If the state of Israel ever transformed into the hateful type of "Torah" state advocated by the Kahane crowd I would no longer support it.
The Kahane crowd has an almost sick obsession with the laws regarding sexual behavior. Even those of us who take the Bible literally would not like to see adulters, masturbators, gays and people who have sex out of wedlock flogged. The same crowd wants to dictate what I eat, whom I sleep with and how I pray. Of course this madness would require thugs like the state of Iran.
The opinions of the Kahane crowd are that of an inconsequential minority of freaks that is statistically irrelevant even within the modern Orthodox community.
The realm of utopia is for the next life. Kahanists are well intentioned fools who are almost as reality challenged as their evil communist peers.