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  1. newspeak


    • Don’t miss the “See this” link just below the above image. http://www.stateofformation.org/2014/04/the-myth-of-a-judeo-christian-tradition/

      I have often thought that it would be better to refer to the “Abrahamic faith tradition” rather than divisive references to “Judeo-Christian Tradition.”

      Quote from article:
      “…simply consider some basic principles of each faith. Law, salvation, afterlife, sin, hierarchy, ritual, monotheism – even belief, faith, and practice – nearly every component of an authentic Christian practice and an authentic Jewish one differ in an elementary way. If we wish to be precise (which we should), it simply doesn’t make sense to consider Judaism and Christianity as sharing the same outlook on God or the world.”

      “Even if we were of the opinion that it was productive and wise to talk about a shared inter-religious culture, it would definitely not be Christianity and Judaism. Were such a thing to be a useful concept, the only potentially accurate incarnation of it would be a Jewish-Muslim culture. Islam and Judaism actually do share basic concepts about law, behavior, faith, the nature of God, the obligations of people, the running of a society, etc. There’s some notable exceptions to their surprisingly similar traditions, but all in all, their morals, ethics, and values are considerably more similar than different. And they’re certainly both more similar to one another than either is to Christianity.”


  2. So it’s the christians and their lies.


    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Jews_and_Their_Lies

      On the Jews and Their Lies (German: Von den Jüden und iren Lügen; in modern spelling Von den Juden und ihren Lügen) is a 65,000-word antisemitic treatise written in 1543 by the German Reformation leader Martin Luther.

      Luther’s attitude toward the Jews took different forms during his lifetime. In his earlier period, until 1537 or not much earlier, he wanted to convert Jews to Lutheranism (Protestant Christianity), but failed. In his later period when he wrote this particular treatise, he denounced them and urged their persecution.[1]

      In the treatise, he argues that Jewish synagogues and schools be set on fire, their prayer books destroyed, rabbis forbidden to preach, homes burned, and property and money confiscated. They should be shown no mercy or kindness,[2] afforded no legal protection,[3] and “these poisonous envenomed worms” should be drafted into forced labor or expelled for all time.[4] He also seems to advocate their murder, writing “[W]e are at fault in not slaying them”.[5]

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    • What an absolute nutter…

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  3. I haven’t read it so I can’t really comment on it.
    Have you read it Paul?
    If so then what are your thoughts on it.


    • its a vile, evil anti-semitic work much loved by the Nazis


    • Paul W.
      Would you say that Luther’s literary attack on the Jews, was based only in theological differences or was there a political dimension as well?

      I ask because the commentary on the cover of the book in the image above gives the impression that not only is there religiously motivated thesis but that there may also be some type of contextualized political dimension to his treatise (that may resonate in some quarters today as in the past) as it describes the “Jewish problem hidden from the American people” and promises to “shock” us in a “sensational manner” with the revelations about the said “problem.”

      I have not fully read Luther’s writings so just asking out of curiosity.


    • And now it’s our turn.


    • As Muslims we should stand against anything that is evil and which is based in ignorance and hate targeted towards any group of people.

      Luther’s writing should be read in a scholarly way, contextualized, and evaluated in order to learn from the past, about history, society, culture, religion, etc., But most of all his treatise on the Jews stands as a capital example of a wrong approach in the critique of another religious tradition.


  4. Reblogged this on Islamic Archives and commented:
    The Founder and Father of Protestantism ,and his Anti-Antisemitism

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