Friday, March 05, 2004

Comparative religion

Tanya told me about an encounter with an Azerbaijani cab driver. She took the cab in Moscow and was chatting with the driver and at some point he asked her about her ethnicity. Caucasian people (obviously in the narrow sense of the word) are often curious about those things. After making him guess for a while she told him that she is Jewish by ethnicity and Christian by religion and that a lot of people tend to be surprised by the fact.

The man looked confused for a second and asked: "You means Jews are normally not Christians? What are they then, Moslems?"

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