Had a discussion about cultural superiority which made me think of instances where I do still think of myself - or my culture - in those terms. I'm writing it here NOT because I'm proud of this. This I not what I mean when I believe that a person should be proud of their culture, their background. This is about feeling superior, which frankly, is where all the problems start...

I was thinking about how I view Judaism compared with Christianity... and it would be quite true, if ugly, to admit that I sometimes have a feeling of superiority around my religion. Not that I want to convert anyone - that's not very Jewish anyway - but that I sometimes smugly conceive of my religion as far more sophisticated and more subtle than yours. I believe it to be abstract and thinking and questioning, while yours is concrete and gormless.

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