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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:53 PM

Harvard Journal Essay Argues Jews Suffer Because They 'Killed Jesus'

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An essay published Wednesday on the website of the Harvard Ichthus, a campus "journal of Christian thought," argued "the Jews were marked out for destruction when they killed Jesus."

Entitled "Why us?," the essay was identified as having been written by "aJew" and said all the suffering the Jewish people have faced since the destruction of Jerusalem's Second Temple in approximately 70 A.D. came from God and was "just."

"We, the Jews, rejected God and hung Him up on a cross to die, and thus we richly deserved all of the punishments that were heaped on our heads over the last 2000 years," the essay said.

The anonymous writer went on to argue Jews can rid themselves of this "curse" by being baptized as Christians.

"Although such is the severity of God, the kindness of God is wonderful (Rom 11:22): in that me, a Jew, a children of Jews, and an utter sinner, can repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and the curse on me is forgotten," said the essay. "Rather than being at war with God (having killed Him), I have peace with God through Jesus Christ."



http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/harvard-christian-magazine-essay-jews-killed-jesus

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Reply Harvard Journal Essay Argues Jews Suffer Because They 'Killed Jesus' (Original post)
RandySF Nov 2013 OP
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cpwm17 Nov 2013 #7
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madinmaryland Nov 2013 #11
JaneyVee Nov 2013 #13
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:58 PM

1. The writer

Must be auditioning for a job at the Onion.

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Response to TomClash (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:00 PM

2. Game. Set. Match. n/t

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:05 PM

3. Update: "this article is currently under editorial review"

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:17 PM

8. I hope they pull it and then chew the hell out of the writer.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:11 PM

4. I didn't know the Jews had the authority to crucify someone.

I could have sworn the Romans did.

But hey, I guess this God guy knows better, what with the omnipotence and the omnipresence and the omnibenevolence...

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Response to nyquil_man (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:45 PM

9. +

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Response to nyquil_man (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 11:01 PM

12. K&R

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:14 PM

5. Pardon me while I vomit. The author is either a pathologically self-hating Jew, or a complete fraud

Possibly both.

Furthermore, what the hell is this for a Harvard-level journal?

Ew.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:15 PM

6. That's what gives religion in general, fundies in particular, a bad name.

I rather like David Letterman's occasional theological outbursts. If you haven't heard one, they generally go like this: "God IS love. So God loves you. He can't NOT love you, because he MADE you. Stop worrying already! It's going to be alright."

All we really need to know.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:17 PM

7. I thought the alleged crucification was supposed to be the key event in Christianity

and Jesus was a Jew?

If they really believe in their stupid religion they should be thanking Jews for saving them from the infinite punishment of hell by their sadistic god. Though, I thought it was supposed to be the Romans that killed Jesus?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:49 PM

10. The essayist is a....

... "Dominionist", i.e. one of those fundamentalist cults who are praying for the end of the world,
........................ala Revelation style. No?

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Response to ReRe (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 06:23 AM

19. "Yay. Starve the Beast. Sneer." - RepubliBaggers (R)

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:51 PM

11. The "essay writer" needs to shut the fuck up, right fucking now!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 11:04 PM

13. Author makes the assumption there was a Jesus. Plus, Jews didn't crucify,

They were crucified.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 11:08 PM

14. The writer's supposed facts aren't very correct either. Josephus wasn't much of a historian,

to the best of our knowledge James the Just wasn't lynched, but thrown down some stairs and then later stoned.
That about the woman eating her child is nowadays considered just so much sensationalist gossip. Even the Donner Party had enough good sense to trade around.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 03:06 AM

15. Based upon the Bible things

weren't going too well for the Jews even before the crucifixion. The Northern tribes utterly wiped out by the Assyrians. The Southern tribes taken into captivity by the Babylonians and their temple and Jerusalem destroyed. A plaything for the the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, and Romans. A few bright moments along the way (Cyrus letting them return to Jerusalem, the Maccabee revolt, and Herod the Great (of course that sucked being a regular Jew paying taxes to build that huge temple).

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 04:55 AM

16. Anti-semitism is a lucrative business.

Nothing better than finding a Jew who will back up one's anti-Semitism. Though tripe like this usually plays better on the right, an anti-Semitic Jew is always a "useful" find.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 05:56 AM

17. Thats the same crap the Nazi's used as their public reason for just cause to kill Jews

The irony is that the Nazi's were Pagans and hated Christianity.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 06:17 AM

18. "anonymous writer" - more RepubliVangelist OCCULTISM

Hiding the truth from the light of day - RepubliVangelist OCCULTISM.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 09:15 AM

20. Locking

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