Once again the comments on Frum Punks post have inspired a post of my own. On his post tooyoungtoteach declared that the reason frummies are anti-BT is because of the possibility that they are "ben-niddah"
Well, I think that reason is complete crap. Soley because then they wouldn't reject students from schools. Its not like the schools are mix gendered and may accidently fall in love with the person with the wrong birth status...
Anyway, I think the real reason is because BT are just more interesting. Who wants to sit around and listen to FFB's talk only about crazy crises when BT have awesome ORIGINAL stories?
Take my family for example. They're completely wacko.
1- My moms best friend (who is a Russian Jew) is married to a muslim guy and lives in Bangladesh. Before she moved there she was never concerned about her childrens' Jewish education, but now, that she's there, she informs them with as much as possible without risk that they'd get caught as Jews.
2- My fathers cousin's wife died a month ago. We just found out. And we only found out because my grandma decided to tell us even though she promised not to.
The woman died and her husband didn't want anyone to know. To the extent that I shouldn't know that now (and its a month later!). When I heard I was told "JUST DONT TELL ANYONE"
Who am I going to tell that cares? Plus, I asked mom "Its not like you can ayin hara the dead, wth?"
She started cracking up.
3- Over presidents day weekend my family went to Boston to visit some of our family. One of our relatives was married about 1.5 years ago. So my mom asked his aunt "Oh, is Anna pregnant yet?" (Even though they not frum, the general culture of Jewish Russians is to have a baby right away then wait a few years for the second). The lady said "nea, why would she be pregnant, he just went back to school"
A week after we returned home, my grandmother calls my dad and SCREAMS at him "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME ANNA WAS PREGNANT?"
Dad- What, she's pregnant?
Grandma- Yea, she just gave birth last night.
Dad- WHAT?!?! We asked Fira straight out!!! She didn't tell us!
Grandma- Liar!! (called back a few hours later, spoke to mom and she confirmed same story so grandma cooled off a bit)
Anyway, a few hours later my grandma was defending them saying "Thats right, don't want Ayin Hara" My mom was like "AYIN HARA ON THE NINTH MONTH? EVEN FRUMMIES DON'T DO THAT!!"
4-Earlier today my mom found out that her father and brother are involved in a new religion the "church of reincarnation" (I couldn't find it, so it probably has a different name, but the points the same). My mom was cracking up. What do these loonies do all day? Look for freaky religions to try? May as well be frum. They get the wackiness and still get to remain in the path of their ancestors.
Oy...my family is wack. Yet we're a very interesting bunch. We can tell stories for hours. What stories can frummies tell, the ones about gedolim?!
Frummies are lame-o. They don't know what life outside the "shtetl" of Brooklyn is like, so they discriminate against those that do. Then they come up with man-made terms like "ben-nidda' or "pagum" as excuses as to why they don't like the people who make them look dull.