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 joko104 View Post
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    Jews have not engaged in an invasive war since the 9th century BC. Unlike Christians, Muslims and nearly every ethnicity, race and country, other than the initial formation of Israel 2900 years ago, Jews have never sought to create an empire by war or in any other manner.

    For nearly 2000 years, Jews have fled from one region and country to another from oppression and systematic murder. The killing of Jews merely for being Jewish has never stopped. It would appear no ethnicity/race has been more hated for as long and as universally across the world as the Jews.

    Why? Why are the Jews so hated everywhere leading to countless incidents of organized violence, murder, imprisonment, and other genocidal natured oppression?
    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    They consistently do quite well for themselves across basically all fields except athletics and politics (more after antiquity, I think, but still). A group of folks doing that well has to be up to something, right?

    At least that's the thinking of jealous, hateful minds. Money makes the world go round.

    Personally, I like Jews, I respect the hustle.

    I'm sure there's more, but that's the one I suspect to be a pivotal factor. I'm no expert on antisemitism though, so take it with a grain of salt.
    Basically this. In addition to the above, however, they have also traditionally been cultural outsiders in the areas they've inhabited, and made a deliberate point of trying remain somewhat insular, while not fully assimilating into local norms. Combined with their tendency towards monetary and material success, this simply served to create further distrust and resentment.

    The Spanish Inquisition, for example, was actually largely triggered by wild conspiracy theories jealous native nobility took to spreading about converted Jews in the late Middle Ages. Already successful merchants and businessmen even before conversion, once freed from the legal restraints placed upon them as followers of the Jewish religion, "Conversos" quickly rose to the upper echelons of Spanish society. They also had quite an ego about it, often speaking of themselves as being superior to "gentile" Christians, as they could claim to be of the same race and bloodline as Christ himself.

    Native Spaniards and unconverted Jews alike took offense to this, and many began speculating that there might be sinister motivations at play. These rumors gradually gained public notoriety, and eventually made it up to the ear of the king. That was basically "all she wrote."

    It was, for all intents and purposes, a Medieval "red scare" brought on by tabloid style-rumor mongering.
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I said liberal atheist. Hitler was a social conservative.
    Hitler disliked the Jews for a number of reasons (most of which having to do with their perceived ties to Red Communism and Liberal Capitalism). "Social Conservatism" was not among them.

    Hitler actually blamed the Jews for introducing Christianity to Europe, which he felt had made the German people weak.

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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Because people keep asking why they are hated.

    As soon as you start asking why someone is different, you instantly begin a form of prejudice...and the more it is discussed, the more the 'prejudism' grows.

    Jews are like most humans...a bunch of humans who insist on belonging to some sort of moronic 'club' that they call 'religion'...just like Christians, Muslims and all the other people who believe in this nonsense.

    Religion is by FAR humanities stupidest invention.

    And judging people by what religious club they belong to is humanities dumbest popular pastime.
    I'd not go that far .. or is this extremism ? NO , religion is not stupid, it has its place, a great many men need it .
    Not everything in our lives is explainable .. to our satisfaction .. One of those things is "why are Jews hated ?" This, of course is not completely true ...but , as the days go by, I find myself , more and more, hating the followers of Islam....Hate is such a dangerous thing .. I know..

    As to communism , Not a problem, NOT evil, but the hatred and repression from Stalin and Hitler were evil ..
    A possibility exists, that in the year 4,000, we will embrace communism. Man does change, but it takes "forever" .
    Some days, I think that it all boils down to fear and ignorance, and there is plenty of that going around ..causing the "hatred of Jews", what little remains, here at home, but in the middle east, in the Islamic lands, mush works remains to be done.

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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Why don't you guys get your story at least consistent? Out of one side of your mouths you curse American Christians for loyalty to Israel because it is a Jewish country for religious reasons - and out of the other side of your mouth you declare is it Christians who have reason to hate Jews for religious reasons. SO... are you going to stick with Christians hate Jews for religious reasons OR the claim that Christians blindly support Jews for religious reasons? WHICH ONE IS IT? PICK ONE.
    Oh, I thought we were talking about the historical reasons. Christians, and especially Protestants, are very friendly towards Jewish groups today. The only people that I'd ever point out as on the iffy-side of things are the grouchy, 80+ year old male Catholic groups, but that's only because they don't like anyone. Outside of them is the far-right Christian groups that you wouldn't be able to call Christian, because they're so fringe and nutty.

    That all changed with the post-WWII attitudes. The Catholic Church publicly denounced the "Christ Killers" attitudes in the 60s and fought against them, which lead to the revamping of much of its liturgy. Other denominations followed suit. The West also aligned itself with Israel for as a matter of our Middle East strategy. That's lead the Religious Right in the US to be very pro-Israel and pro-Judaism.

    There's never going to be agreement between the groups, but there's no antipathy between them like there used to be.

    mouths you curse American Christians for loyalty to Israel because it is a Jewish country for religious reasons
    No, American Christians are stupid for supporting Israel, because Israel is a wealthy first-world country that is kicking the crap out of Palestinians who are on par with Ethiopians.

    Give the Palestinians a couple hundred billion dollars and a well-trained, well-funded army and then we'll call it even.
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
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    Jews have not engaged in an invasive war since the 9th century BC. Unlike Christians, Muslims and nearly every ethnicity, race and country, other than the initial formation of Israel 2900 years ago, Jews have never sought to create an empire by war or in any other manner.

    For nearly 2000 years, Jews have fled from one region and country to another from oppression and systematic murder. The killing of Jews merely for being Jewish has never stopped. It would appear no ethnicity/race has been more hated for as long and as universally across the world as the Jews.

    Why? Why are the Jews so hated everywhere leading to countless incidents of organized violence, murder, imprisonment, and other genocidal natured oppression?
    Silly poll, criticism of Israeli foreign policy doesn't equate to hatred of Jews.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Hitler disliked the Jews for a number of reasons (most of which having to do with their perceived ties to Red Communism and Liberal Capitalism). "Social Conservatism" was not among them.

    Hitler actually blamed the Jews for introducing Christianity to Europe, which he felt had made the German people weak.
    Hitler actually thought Jews had ties to (atheistic) Communism, and that they had brought Christianity to Europe? Belief in crazy, impossible things does have an impact on human history, doesn't it?
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Silly poll, criticism of Israeli foreign policy doesn't equate to hatred of Jews.
    Why don't you try actually reading the poll? Or are you totally committed to just chanting your anti-Israel slogans no matter what the actual topic is?

    The poll doesn't ask about Israel, does it? It asks what a person thinks may be the causes of historic oppression of Jews around the world.
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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Unlike Christian and Islam, Judaism is largely about GENETIC ancestry, ie God's Chosen People, the pure heritage of Jesus, who begat who and so forth. While a person technically can convert to Judaism, being Jewish is primarily defined by birth.

    There no such thing as a person being an ethnic/racial Christian or Muslim. But there is for being Jewish. For many Jews, particularly in the USA, it is largely or singularly about being born Jewish with no religion connotation to it. Thus there can be a person who claims to be a Jewish atheist or Jewish Christian. But there is no such thing as a Christian or Muslim atheist.

    By defining themselves in racial/genetic terms - and in being SUPERIOR in the eyes of God for their genetic ancestry - is may inherently invoke hatred by others. A society would not tend to like a foreign originated minority that force enclaves and declares themselves genetically and spiritually superior - which is the claim of the Jewish religion.

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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Why don't you try actually reading the poll? Or are you totally committed to just chanting your anti-Israel slogans no matter what the actual topic is? The poll doesn't ask about Israel, does it?
    You're perennial position is to label critics of Israel as anti-Semites. Your default position, so yes, silly poll.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Why are Jews so hated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Hitler actually thought Jews had ties to (atheistic) Communism, and that they had brought Christianity to Europe? Belief in crazy, impossible things does have an impact on human history, doesn't it?
    Nazi eugenics did get rather weird and even became intermingled with bizarre metaphysical views.

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