Friday, June 22, 2007

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We Want Moshiach Now, Or Not.

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

We Want Moshiach Now,
We Want Moshiach Now,
We Want Moshiach Now,
We Don't Want To Wait!

- a common Chabad song popularized by the Rebbe.

A chat I had with another blogger today, who was responding to my IM status tag, "We Want Moshiach Now!"...

B: Silly Akiva. The Moshiach is in his ohel [wink].

me: Don't be nasty now, are you saying you don't want Moshiach?

B: Not really, no.

me: Or you prefer he tarry?

B: I'm not in to kings. I'd prefer a president Moshiach. I'd vote for him [smile]. Just don't think I'd swear eternal allegiance.

B: Kings tend to go bad. Human kings make me nervous. If that's what he is per the Rambam, we can wait.

me: So you're an anarchist, authority is bad?

B: Unchecked authority is bad. I'd vote for a president Moshiach. I do want Moshiach, just not a human king.

me: Yes, but you hold by the Rambam, who says that's exactly what he will be.

B: Which is why I'm in no rush for him to get here. I'd prefer the Rambam be wrong.

(The picture shows the previous president of Israel.)

Posted at Mystical Paths. Read it elsewhere? Stop by the source.


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