By in this day and age.... - 27/03/2016 16:53 - United States - Dallas
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The thing I don't get about Christians hating Jews is that they don't realize their religion only exists because of a Jew.
No he was killed by the Romans, on what was effectively a charge of terrorism, after offending the Sanhedrin, who considered him a blasphemer and a threat to their power. The Sanhedrin could have executed him themselves, for blasphemy, but didn't want to because he was so popular.
#43, I agree with you, I think that making jokes about Jews though is largely in poor taste (though a lot of my friends do). I don't know. Just be wary, because often bad things (in extreme forms, leading to segregation, Holocausts or genocide) start with something called antilocution. This is where jokes are made to show a group of people in poor light (Jehovah Witnesses, Jews, Homosexuals, Muslims immigrants etc.) and it becomes a common joke. This can lead to people thinking that being in that group is a bad thing and can lead to derogatory words being used for these groups (swarms, hoardes, cockroaches, scum, niggers) and that is when you are in trouble. Then, if these attitudes and thinking becomes common-place, people in these groups will be treated differently for being in this group, and discrimination starts. They may also feel unwelcome (e.g. if people make gay jokes or use gay as a bad word 'that's so gay' then someone who is gay might feel like that is a bad thing and unable to tell someone their sexuality). Eventually antilocution can lead to scapegoating and lawful discrimination and even genocide (Rwandan Genocide - a big sign this was going to happen was when political leaders called the Tutsis 'cockroaches').