It is a “Hoodwink” and nothing Less than one!
Face it, what is it that you might be trying to allude to if you call someone Anti-Semitic? Break it down. What is your point? Is it:
Is it accepted in Society to be Anti-Religion? Is it outrageous if someone is deemed to be Anti-Catholic or Anti-Islam? No, in fact, you could be Anti-Christian too, and although some people might find you to be working with the “Devil”, because you are Anti-Christian, or to be more specific “Atheist”, it is no biggie. Is it a biggie if you are Anti-Jewish? No, not really. You could even say that Christians (themselves) are in fact “Anti-Jewish” as they believe they have a Savior in Christ, and it was the Jews who killed their Savior. Therefore, it is quite acceptable to be Anti-Jewish, especially if you are a “Devout Christian”.
This is precisely why the Zionists do not use the term “Anti-Jewish”. Just like the “Holocaust without Gas Chambers”, it holds little weight. It is not confusing enough to use the term Anti-Semitic and have it equate just to Religion. It must (just like with the Holocaust) mean more than what the actual word means, but confuse just the same.
No, as in fact, Semitic is not a Race. It is a Language. Zionists (and even Jews) are from many races. You cannot ascribe Jewish or Zionist to race. UNLESS you were trying to equate ALL Jews and ALL Zionists to:
- Israelites. Now, this would be a fallacy, as most Jews and certainly, Zionists are not part of the “Israelite Race”. 30 Seconds from Yale University will tell you that, but certainly, when it comes to Zionists, they (themselves) cannot (for sure) trace their bloodlines to Israelites through D.N.A.
Therefore there is no way that Anti-Semitism could apply to race. Even warped Dictionary Definitions of Zionist Funded Dictionaries hint at the truth.
So, in fact, the phrase is a “Hoodwink” with no meaning
At least not to what it is trying to allude to. Prejudice against a Religion (which is acceptable anyway) or a Race, which Semitic is NOT. Even if you were to accept the “Zionist Funded Dictionary” definitions, and claim that part of it refers to “Jewish”, then you still come up short, as Jewish is a Religion and not a Race. If being Anti-Semitic means Anti-Jewish, that is acceptable and is part of religious doctrine (like Christian) .
Don’t try to “wiggle out of it”, as we have your back to the wall on this issue:
The Origins Of Christian Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism has existed to some degree wherever Jews have settled outside Palestine. In the ancient Greco-Roman world, religious differences were the primary basis for anti-Semitism. In the Hellenistic Age, for instance, Jews’ social segregation and their refusal to acknowledge the gods worshiped by other peoples aroused resentment among some pagans, particularly in the 1st-century bce– 1st-century ce. Unlike polytheistic religions, which acknowledge multiple gods, Judaism is monotheistic—it recognizes only one god. However, pagans saw Jews’ principled refusal to worship emperors as gods as a sign of disloyalty.
Although Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples were practicing Jews and Christianity is rooted in the Jewish teaching of monotheism, Judaism and Christianity became rivals soon after Jesus was crucified by Pontius Pilate, who executed him according to contemporary Roman practice. Religious rivalry initially was theological. It soon also became political.
Historians agree that the break between Judaism and Christianity followed the Roman destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in the year 70 ce and the subsequent exile of Jews. In the aftermath of this devastating defeat, which was interpreted by Jew and Christian alike as a sign of divine punishment, the Gospels diminished Roman responsibility and expressed Jewish culpability in the death of Jesus both explicitly (Matthew 27:25) and implicitly. Jews were depicted as killers of the Son of God.
Christianity was intent on replacing Judaism by making its own particular message universal. The New Testament was seen as fulfilling the “Old” Testament (the Hebrew Bible); Christians were the new Israel, both in flesh and in spirit. The God of justice had been replaced by the God of love. Thus, some early Church Fathers taught that God had finished with the Jews, whose only purpose in history was to prepare for the arrival of his Son. According to this view, the Jews should have left the scene. Their continued survival seemed to be an act of stubborn defiance. Exile was taken as a sign of divine disfavor incurred by the Jews’ denial that Jesus was the Messiah and by their role in his crucifixion.
As Christianity spread in the first centuries ce, most Jews continued to reject that religion. As a consequence, by the 4th century, Christians tended to regard Jews as an alien people who, because of their repudiation of Christ and his church, were condemned to perpetual migration (a belief best illustrated in the legend of the Wandering Jew). When the Christian church became dominant in the Roman Empire, its leaders inspired many laws by Roman emperors designed to segregate Jews and curtail their freedoms when they appeared to threaten Christian religious domination. As a consequence, Jews were increasingly forced to the margins of European society.
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Enmity toward the Jews was expressed most acutely in the church’s teaching of contempt. From St. Augustine in the 4th century to Martin Luther in the 16th, some of the most eloquent and persuasive Christian theologians excoriated the Jews as rebels against God and murderers of the Lord. They were described as companions of the Devil and a race of vipers. Church liturgy, particularly the scriptural readings for the Good Friday commemoration of the Crucifixion, contributed to this enmity. Such views were finally renounced by the Roman Catholic Church decades after the Holocaust with the Vatican II declaration of Nostra aetate (Latin: “In Our Era”) in 1965, which transformed Roman Catholic teaching regarding Jews and Judaism.