Just a little while ago, a staffer at Michael Rood’s organization tried to leave a comment here which was nothing but a link to entice people to Rood’s website. See the comment here. The blog advertised by this commenter must not be written by Rood himself. He has better grammar than this. See this strange blog here.
So, then I went to Rood’s own site, which the commenter advertised. I generally leave “biblical characters” like Rood alone. I assume that most of my readers are not attracted to such hype and vanity. But this little incident caused my eye to wander critically upon Rood’s home turf. What do I find? The guy thinks it is the year 6011 (it’s 5771, peeps). I assume he gets this by adding 4,000 to 2011. Does this mean he thinks the Gregorian calendar has it right and just assumes 4,000 years before that the world was created?
Further, he has a video playing on his home page right now. He holds up a Spanish language newspaper, implying it is a headline about himself and a Passover Seder he led last year in Argentina. He rolls his eyes and says it is “unbelievable” the rumor mill about “Rood doing Passover in exile.” He then launches into a strange commercial for a Passover Seder he is doing “in exile” this year in Charlotte, NC. He says, “Folks, this is the closest thing you will see to the marriage supper of the lamb.” There you have it. Want to be at the “marriage supper of the lamb”? Rood will give you the closest thing. Oy. Here is his website.