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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Zionist Occupational Government (the idea that a shadowy cabal of Joos control the world's governments and particularly that of the U.S.). It's frequently put forward by neo-nazis, Islamists, and a couple of posters on this forum.

    IMO, it's a red flag that is a dead tip-off that you're dealing with someone that is actually anti-semitic.
    so the real question is: Do the Zogs and the Freemansons get along?
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    I never really thought about it much because I almost never use the term “Jew”, I instead say “Jewish”. Not sure why really. I’m not offended by either word but I can see how others might be, depending upon how it’s used.

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I never really thought about it much because I almost never use the term “Jew”, I instead say “Jewish”. Not sure why really. I’m not offended by either word but I can see how others might be, depending upon how it’s used.
    It's actually just awkward - verbally and technically - to use a consonantly sharp term when describing something when all other terms of the same ilk are stylish.

    Irish
    Chezoslovakian
    Greek
    American
    Spanish

    All these are pluralized referencing one of said origin or association . . and are put into a sentence like so:

    "He is Greek"
    "She is Spanish"
    "They are both Irish"
    "She is not an American"

    But to use the term "jew" - though it's in the same linguistic catagory as "Greek" (sharp - one syllable) you would have to say "He is *a* Jew"

    And - all in all - it's odd and untraditional to say "He is *a* Greek" - or "She's A Frank" . . . it sounds more ideal to the ear and it's just more fluid when speaking to say "She is Jewish" - more so than "She is *a* Jew"

    Because most other terms don't come across that way - it just seems out of place.

    Nothing wrong with it, grammatically - but humans are creatures of verbal habit.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    It's actually just awkward - verbally and technically - to use a consonantly sharp term when describing something when all other terms of the same ilk are stylish.

    Irish
    Chezoslovakian
    Greek
    American
    Spanish

    All these are pluralized referencing one of said origin or association . . and are put into a sentence like so:

    "He is Greek"
    "She is Spanish"
    "They are both Irish"
    "She is not an American"

    But to use the term "jew" - though it's in the same linguistic catagory as "Greek" (sharp - one syllable) you would have to say "He is *a* Jew"

    And - all in all - it's odd and untraditional to say "He is *a* Greek" - or "She's A Frank" . . . it sounds more ideal to the ear and it's just more fluid when speaking to say "She is Jewish" - more so than "She is *a* Jew"

    Because most other terms don't come across that way - it just seems out of place.

    Nothing wrong with it, grammatically - but humans are creatures of verbal habit.
    Great points. That makes perfect sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    It's actually just awkward - verbally and technically - to use a consonantly sharp term when describing something when all other terms of the same ilk are stylish.

    Irish
    Chezoslovakian
    Greek
    American
    Spanish

    All these are pluralized referencing one of said origin or association . . and are put into a sentence like so:

    "He is Greek"
    "She is Spanish"
    "They are both Irish"
    "She is not an American"

    But to use the term "jew" - though it's in the same linguistic catagory as "Greek" (sharp - one syllable) you would have to say "He is *a* Jew"

    And - all in all - it's odd and untraditional to say "He is *a* Greek" - or "She's A Frank" . . . it sounds more ideal to the ear and it's just more fluid when speaking to say "She is Jewish" - more so than "She is *a* Jew"

    Because most other terms don't come across that way - it just seems out of place.

    Nothing wrong with it, grammatically - but humans are creatures of verbal habit.
    But is Jew an ethnicity or is it a description of a person of a particular religion? When we describe someone by religion we do say he is "a Christian", "a Mormon", "a Jedi"...
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    But is Jew an ethnicity or is it a description of a person of a particular religion? When people be religion we do say he is "a Christian", "a Mormon", "a Jedi"...
    I asked my brother in law that - because he is "Jewish" and I was confused and under the belief that it's a religion *only* and not a culture . . . he said "it can be both - always ask someone if you're not sure."

    So - he is of Jewish decent, and he is religiously Jewish.

    My sister, having married him, she is Jewish (religiously) but is not Jewish by decent. (she converted - I'm not sure if she converted before or after they married, though - but that doesn't matter).
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's come up in a thread that some people might consider the word "Jew" to be offensive or insulting. Is "Jew" offensive? I ask this in all sincerity because I do use the word and it hadn't occurred to me that it might be a bad thing to do.
    It depends, my wife is Jewish, doesn't like the term.


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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Gentile is not offensive and I've always heard "Jew and Gentile" used together - so I don't think the word "Jew" is offensive. Now Goy or Goyim can be disparaging... but Jews never call others Goy's unless they're talking to another Jew.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    so the real question is: Do the Zogs and the Freemansons get along?
    Do not compare those two things. Not only is Freemasonry a real thing the impact of Freemasonry on history has been well-documented and its importance in shaping major world events is indisputable.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Do not compare those two things. Not only is Freemasonry a real thing the impact of Freemasonry on history has been well-documented and its importance in shaping major world events is indisputable.
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