I've seen a number of Blogs out there that exist mostly to take Orthodox Judaism or rather Orthodox Society to task.
I'm wondering out-loud, if the Orthodox community - from left through center to right - were more self-critical, more open, more honest, and less defensive, less prone to rationalization, and less in denial - would that de-fang these critical blogs?
In other words, because, we, the Orthodox are so quick to defend, rationalize and/or go into denial over every little thing, are we unintentionally fuelling our critics? Is the law of "unintended consequences" feeding the feeding frenzy?
Maybe if we disarmed ourselves we might disarm our critics?
I guess it would be naïve to think that everyone will simply fold-up their tents and go away, but maybe the volume could be lowered quite a bit
Just thinking out loud