Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Judensau [Jew pig]

We have seen how the Jews have successfully undermined the Catholic church (see here and here), even to the astonishing extent of getting the Catholic church to forswear any efforts at converting Jews to Catholicism (link).

Similar efforts are being made to undermine the Lutheran church. Luther, a famous antisemite who wrote "On the Jews and their lies", is constantly stigmatised. Lutherans are pressured into disowning or apologising for him. Old pictorial art with unfavourable representations of the Chosen also comes within the scope of Jewish critique. And, as with the Catholic church, there is a continuous effort to pressure Lutherans into abandoning any attempt at converting Jews to Christianity.

Here the main German-language Jewish newspaper sympathetically interviews one of the Lutheran church's shabbos goyim Margot Käßmann.

Frau Käßmann, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation begins next Monday - a once-in-a-century event for the Evangelical Church. What orientation would you like to see?

It will not be a German nationalistic-confessionalist Lutheran festival. It will be international; it has an ecumenical perspective and this makes very clear that dialogue between religions is a central concern for us.

How popular is your grappling with Luther's hostility to Jews? 

There are also critical voices and many people write to me in emails saying I should stop badmouthing Martin Luther. My answer is that Luther himself has a clear picture of the human being: a person is always righteous and a sinner at the same time.

At the beginning of November the Synod of the EKD begins in Magdeburg. On the agenda is a declaration rejecting the Judenmission [mission to convert Jews to Christianity]. But for a Christian who wants to announce the Gospel, is it not a matter of principle to spread it everywhere - including among Jews?

I don't see the Judenmission as a matter for our church. For me as a Christian the word of Jesus applies: no one comes to the father except through me. But people of Jewish faith have already for a long time been with the God that Jesus called Father. For me the Judenmission therefore makes no sense.

Do you believe there will be a clear majority for your position in the EKD Synod?

Of course we have evangelical groups who support the "messianic Jewish" movements. These opinions will be thoroughly articulated at the Synod. Later year there was an intense debate about it. But I am convinced that there will be a majority for a clear rejection of the Judenmission.

At the memorial of pogrom night on the 9 November Luther's statement is constantly recalled from his text "On the Jews and their Lies", that synagogues should be burnt down...

 ...another example of the problem is the so-called "Judensau" [Jewish pig] on the city church in Wittenberg. Many members of the community are shaken after a visit to Luther's city and write to me saying the relief must be torn down.

The President of the Central Council of Jews Josef Schuster has suggested that the anti-Jewish motif should be removed or that an explanatory panel should be added. What do you think?

I am in favour of leaving the relief sculpture because we cannot eliminate anti-Judaism from our church. The memorial that the Wittenberg community has erected in the same spot I consider appropriate. A cedar from Israel was used for this. But another panel could be added for sure.

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5 comments:

  1. Do you still watch British TV? The BBC has revved up their propaganda with a season on a #BlackAndBritish motif.

    Also have you ever seen this? His surname is "Green" so highly likely he's Jewish:

    http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/before-the-windrush/

    I swear you had written an article some while ago debunking these claims?

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    1. I should try and force myself to watch it on iPlayer or YouTube. Maybe.

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    2. You're a far braver person than I. I will not be watching it but I will be shitposting on Twitter using their hashtag.

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  2. I don’t know whether it’s the fault of Christianity or the fault of its followers but it comes across as a weak and supine religion, always apologizing, always abasing itself. Jews work themselves into a towering rage over the slightest hint of Christian anti-Semitism but Christians can’t even manage a whimper over the most offensive statement ever made by one religion about another. From Israel Shahak’s Jewish History, Jewish Religion:

    ‘It must be admitted at the outset that the Talmud and the talmudic literature—quite apart from the general anti-Gentile streak that runs through them, which will be discussed in greater detail in Chapter 5—contain very offensive statements and precepts directed specifically against Christianity. For example, in addition to a series of scurrilous sexual allegations against Jesus, the Talmud states that his punishment in hell is to be immersed in boiling excrement’.

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  3. The female Lutheran apologist quoted in this article appears never to have opened the New Testament and read Jesus Christ's own unmistakable condemnation of "the Synagogue of Satan", "those who call themselves Jews", "ye do the work of your Father and he is of the Devil" or his condemnation of the sexual perversion of infants and children which already was part of the "oral tradition" practised by Jewish priests and rabbis. Christianity, as Christ taught, was not a weak and supine faith; those who now presume to speak for it, as clergy, are heretics, blasphemers and tools of outright evil. His last order to His Apostles was to grow and preach the Gospel to all the world and certainly in the earliest years of the Church in Jerusalem and elsewhere, those apostles did preach, and convert amongst the Jews. To do less is to deny the salvation of His message and it can be argued that denying the Gospel to a group is a form of hatred against them, for it leaves them with the darkness of their own wretched ideology which, in the case of the jews, has led to their being justly repudiated by other peoples, not by Christians alone.

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