Jews for Jesus Sues God...I Mean Google

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Looks like it is about time for that seasonal holiday cheer everyone!

Jews for Jesus are celebrating this Christmas by suing Google for trademark violation on Blogger.com hosted content.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York on Wednesday, seeks to force Google to give Jews for Jesus control of the site as well as unspecified monetary damages.

In additional to the traditional shenanigans associated with religious nutter lawsuits, the suit itself may also show a lack of faith in Google being God, which may make the entire claim null and void.

The Jews for Jesus blogspot site is still up, and the author just posted on the suit:

When I first saw the news on Yahoo! Finance that Jews for Jesus had sued Google over a website, my initial thought was that the exjewsforjesus.blogspot.com site was their target. That blog has links to extensive information about Jews for Jesus, portraying them negatively. I reviewed the home site of Jews for Jesus itself and saw that they had a comprehensive section devoted to "Friends of Jews for Jesus" presenting them positively.

My understanding of Jews for Jesus is that they like the limelight, and what better way to put themselves in the limelight than sue the premier internet search company? If they have sued, I am disappointed that they chose to use donor funds in this manner rather than focus on their mission of direct evangelsim, but I am not surprised.

Seems like Google is getting sued about twice a day. Are people just doing it as a marketing technique? I can just see strategic lawsuit optimization replacing the traditional work of SEOs :)

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I run an interfaith forum,

I run an interfaith forum, and the mere mention of "Jews for Jesus" can cause real problems with the Jewish members - apparently "Jews for Jesus" are a Christian evangelical movement, who are very aggressive in chasing people of Jewish faith, trying to get them to accept they know nothing of Judaism, and to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, etc.

I'm personally not surprised that an organisation like that should continue to be perceived to be aggressive in other areas.

Google already has experience dealing with aggressively promotional faiths, not least Scientology. I'm sure they'll be able to handle this issue. From my own experience of certain other modern faith groups, I'm sure it won't be the last time we see a case like this, either.

I'll hazard a guess....

... they have Jews for Lawyers too

Wonder if my wife's nephew is involved?

Nothing to do with Jews,

Nothing to do with Jews, really. It's a Christian movement with a specific missionary mandate against Judaism.

Not exactly

Considering Christianity (God 2.0) sprang from Judaism (God 1.0) you can't have one without the other as Judaism is a subset. Now the Mormons (God 2.5) and Muslims (God 3.0) are way more complicated situation but they're all just supersets of Judaism (God 1.0).

Can't we all just get along?

Sheesh.

If not, we need to try some UNINSTALLs for a few of them LOL

Hope I don't wake up to find a fatwa in my inbox...

great title...

...for this post Aaron

I'll hazard a guess.... ...

Quote:
I'll hazard a guess....

... they have Jews for Lawyers too

Why, you anti... actually, that was pretty funny.

I've only been accosted by JfJ once or twice -- which is a lot less than Krishnas, Witnesses and Scientologists have chosen to educate me -- so I'm no expert, but isn't a Jew for Jesus... a Christian? I mean, the apostles were Jews, they were for Jesus, and they were the first Christians.

Brian, you run an interfaith

Brian, you run an interfaith forum? Huh. I learn something neat and new every day. :)

Had to look that up

The adjective interfaith has one meaning:

Meaning #1: involving persons of different religious faiths

By that definition, wouldn't most (large-ish and/or international) forums be interfaith forums? Or, is it the case that it is a forum about religion and beliefs, just not one particular belief?

Or, is it the case that it

Or, is it the case that it is a forum about religion and beliefs, just not one particular belief?

Indeed - we have members from a very wide range of religions and belief systems come together to discuss faith issues, and we manage to get by in an environment of mutual respect as well. :)

Brian, you run an interfaith forum? Huh. I learn something neat and new every day. :)

It's nice to have interests outside of SEO. You may like my science fiction/fantasy forums, too. ;)

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