View Poll Results: Why have Jews been so hated across history?

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  • Because they declare they are God's Chosen People, which is offensive

    2 9.52%
  • Because they do not integrating society making themselves an outsider minority

    7 33.33%
  • Because of religious reasons, ie "Christ killers" and ancient conflicts with Muslims

    9 42.86%
  • Because for whatever reason they tend to become wealthier than most people

    9 42.86%
  • Because they tend to favor each other in dealings unfairly

    5 23.81%
  • Because they collectively conspire to gain influence where ever they are

    5 23.81%
  • Their rituals and self-collectivism invokes xenophobia

    3 14.29%
  • Because Jews oppress people when they gain influence

    3 14.29%
  • Because Jews tended to surrender or flee rather than fight so are easy targets of hate

    1 4.76%
  • The poll is false. Historically Jews have not suffered atrocities more than others

    7 33.33%
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    How is it satire? That is exactly what Christianity and Islam have leveled at Judaism, and why Jews have so long suffered under pogroms initiated by Christians and Muslims.

    "The Jews are too [dumb, ignorant, conceited, evil] to be able to read their own Holy Books and recognize that Jesus is the Messiah!"
    "The Jews are too [dumb, ignorant, conceited, evil] to be able to understand their own history are realize that Muhammad is the Prophet!"


    (Edit: And why do you think we atheists are so hated? Again, like the Jews, we reject Jesus and Muhammad as supernatural deities and that drives Christians/Muslims bonkers.)
    And there you have it. As long as people will actually believe in the religions that human beings have created, a religious minority will be persecuted. The Jews have been persecuted for thousands of years. They have been persecuted by Christians for not being Christian. They have been persecuted by Muslims for not being Muslim.

    Which is why the tradition of separation of church and state is so important.
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    And there you have it. As long as people will actually believe in the religions that human beings have created, a religious minority will be persecuted. The Jews have been persecuted for thousands of years. They have been persecuted by Christians for not being Christian. They have been persecuted by Muslims for not being Muslim.

    Which is why the tradition of separation of church and state is so important.
    Jews were (and are) persecuted for being Jewish, not merely for not being Christian or Muslim.
    There were Christians who were executed during the Holocaust because they had some distant relative who used to be Jewish.
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Jews were (and are) persecuted for being Jewish, not merely for not being Christian or Muslim.
    There were Christians who were executed during the Holocaust because they had some distant relative who used to be Jewish.
    If they're Jewish, then they're not Christian and not Muslim.

    So, is it only Jews, or is it anyone who isn't Christian or Muslim?

    I have a difficult time understanding all of the rancor between the religions. It seems to me that the persecution would end if only freedom of religion became more wide spread, and if perhaps people would quit taking religion so seriously.
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Terrible poll. Every single option is victim-blaming, pure and simple. Every single one. Where are the options that put the onus where it belongs, and that is on past and present-day antisemites?
    Precisely.

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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If they're Jewish, then they're not Christian and not Muslim.

    So, is it only Jews, or is it anyone who isn't Christian or Muslim?

    I have a difficult time understanding all of the rancor between the religions. It seems to me that the persecution would end if only freedom of religion became more wide spread, and if perhaps people would quit taking religion so seriously.
    I'm as atheistic as it gets myself but I don't convince myself that if we rid ourselves of religion we'll suddenly stop fighting each other.
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I'm as atheistic as it gets myself but I don't convince myself that if we rid ourselves of religion we'll suddenly stop fighting each other.
    Oh, no, we'll still find ways of fighting each other.

    But, maybe we'll quit persecuting people because they have different beliefs.
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I'll give all silly religions another century or two, then, our planet will be 100% atheist and man will finally live in peace.
    You mean in the pure peace brought by Stalin and Mao?

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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If they're Jewish, then they're not Christian and not Muslim.

    So, is it only Jews, or is it anyone who isn't Christian or Muslim?

    I have a difficult time understanding all of the rancor between the religions. It seems to me that the persecution would end if only freedom of religion became more wide spread, and if perhaps people would quit taking religion so seriously.
    Do you think it is because of Jew's religion? Stalin persecuted Jews horrifically in the end. Was his motive religious?

    I do not recall Hitler ever giving any religious reason for his views about Jews either.

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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Do you think it is because of Jew's religion? Stalin persecuted Jews horrifically in the end. Was his motive religious?

    I do not recall Hitler ever giving any religious reason for his views about Jews either.
    I don't know. What else is different about Jews besides Judaism?
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I'm as atheistic as it gets myself but I don't convince myself that if we rid ourselves of religion we'll suddenly stop fighting each other.
    The most deadly war in USA history was the Civil War. Both sides had the same religion. There was no religious issue in the American revolutionary war or the war of 1812. What was the religious issue between the sides in WWI or WW2?

    Hitler, Stalin and Mao - none of those gave any religious reason for their genocides. Nor was there a religious reason in Cambodia. The slaughters in Africa are along tribal and clan lines, not religious lines.

    The chanting that religion is the number one cause of wars and genocide is outright factually false.

    Curious how people see this question as a basis to attack religion in toto. But I suppose it no surprise that non-religious people would find any way to claim "it certainly wasn't by people like me, but it was those different people who are responsible."

    I suspect it is THAT view that is at the core of the #1 reason for ethnic and racial genocide - to blame those people who are different for everything bad that happens - like you just did.

    There is NOTHING in history to show that atheism is peaceful or avoids violence, nothing at all.

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