After 2,000 years of Christian hatred of Jews, it seems like a miracle that, after Auschwitz, there are Christians, by the millions, who declare to love us. But how miraculous is that really?
For starters, there have always been individual Monotheists and Monotheist leaders who loved Jews. Leaders and simple believers.
And, in our secular epoch, there are individual more-or-less-Atheist Gentiles and their leaders who love Jews. Russian dictators Putin is one.
I’ve met and befriended generous Gentiles who love Jews. No doubt about it. Their respect for and interest in Jews and Judaism are genuine. They like us and stand with us. They are often not leaders but simple believers in Christianity. There are whole nations like that like the Filipinos. About them, I’m not writing the below critical words! They’re my friends.
Hatred and Love
Every year, we’re presented a list of Christian leaders from around the globe who are for Israel. By Israel, they mean the Jewish People and State. However, some people in that list are problematic and so is the list.
Note that some prominent Israel friends are missing. Where is the only second RC leader of the Free World, US president Joe Biden, who often credits his religion? Neither included is the leader of over a billion Roman Catholics, the Pope. Staunch Israel supporter Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is out too. This can’t be because of anti-Catholicism since Baptist VP Pamela Harris is omitted. Why? They’re not right-wing. Apparently. But, why is the very vocal, right-wing, Christian, Israel-adoring, leading Mike Huckabee excluded from this list? Is it because he’s not a racist?
To add hurt to injury, some say that Trump, the first self-declared (and obvious) Atheist US President, should’ve been included. Need I say more?
This hints at greater problems with these 50 leaders. Many (I wouldn’t say all—I’ve not checked them all out) hate anything progressive, including Science (vaccinations, masks) which is progression (and fact-) based.
This, while most Jews are humanists. Judaism has an important humanist section from which humanism and democracy and science have sprouted. Most Jews don’t have a problem with and support LGBTQIA+, feminism (abortion rights), BLM, etc. We are a loving crowd who put people first.
Now, should we be happy with the support by people who hate left-wing Christians, Atheists, progressives, Muslims, Science, etc., but looove Jews?
But, there is more.
Love and Self-Love
“I love fish,” said the man, and ate it. If he really loved the fish, he would have let it live in the wild and cleaned the water. This ‘fish love’ is actually love for what eating fish does for him. It’s a shallow feeling of self-interest.
Many Christians after Auschwitz love Jews for what Jews do for them. That is not love. That is self-centered sentimentality. Short-term, it’s better than hatred. But there is always the threat that they will explode in Antisemitism again because Jews are not pleasing to them anymore.
Genuine love is based on respect and giving. No one needs sentimentality. Especially not when it is based on self-interest and deception.
But, there is worse.
Annihilation of Jews
There are millions upon millions of Christians and their Churches that want to do away with Jews not physically but spiritually. Let’s not kill them but rather convert them to Christianity. This motive never seems far away from the Christians who ‘looove’ us. But I don’t want to discuss this since they often deny this. Antisemitism and serious lying are blood brothers. Rather, let’s discuss something they can’t deny.
Hardly any Christians who looove Jews protest or work against the millions of Christians who try to proselytize Jews up-and-until today.
Worse, they don’t do anything to liberate the many Jews who already were spiritually kidnapped by Christianity, finishing Hitler’s work.
Our Genuine Friends
I believe that many Christians and Catholics really have respect for Jews. I call upon them to seek leaders who share their opinion and feelings. And let them be steeped in love, not hatred. If these leaders hate all people under the sun who thinks differently from them, including Judaism and humanism practicing Jews, they’re no good match to us—or you, I’m sure. And—worse—they are ineffective against hatred of Jews.
Most telling of love for Jews will be Christians who organize to guide Jews captured by Christianity back home to Judaism and humanism. Now, that would be a real break with the Inquisition, Crusades, and Holocaust.