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Fact Check: Jesus Hated Jews

As the Right gains more currency, it needs to address some of its old, bad, and stupid habits like passing around unverified information that is so obviously fake that anyone who does ten minutes of research will consider the source insane.

Above we see a meme that is popular on the Underground Right that features a plaintive looking Christ with the following text:

Jesus: “Jews are the children of Satan.” (John 8:44)
“Oh so they’re your chosen people?”
Jesus: “Jews are the synagogue of Satan.” (Revelation 2:9)
“But you still have a plan for them right? Gotta support Israel.”
Jesus: “SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN!” (Revelation 3:9)
“Alright got it, so we should support Israel.”

This is the underground Right mocking the RINOs who appear to preach the same dogma every time, including Christianity and support for Israel, especially as the “Boycott Divest Sanction” pro-Palestinian movement spreads among Leftist groups.

So, let us do that ten minutes of research.

  1. John 8:

    (We have to look at the whole chapter here to determine context, since reading out of context is the best way to make a lazy argument, and the worst way to try to understand a text.)

    Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

    And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

    And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

    Record scratch. Who are the Pharisees? Besides being the topic of this passage, they are the equivalent of the Greek sophists, or clever bourgeois materialists who argue the letter of the law and deny its spirit and intent. They are, in short, that which burns down every human society.

    No one wants to hear it, but this part of the Bible is ripped off from The Republic, which was probably the dominant work of political philosophy then as it is now. Plato got there first and covered nearly every major topic in enough depth to keep the scribes scribbling for aeons.

    But the big point is that he is talking to the Pharisees, who have showed up to try to prove that Jesus is a hypocrite because he will not carry out the letter of the law on this woman who had committed adultery.

    They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

    Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

    This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

    So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

    And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

    And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

    When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

    She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

    They tried to bait him and Jesus outlasted them, recognizing that this was a setup.

    • If he said that of course the law should be enforced, he would become the implement of this woman getting stoned or some other Biblical middle eastern punishment.
    • If he said to let her go or to give her a lesser punishment, the Pharisees would have their smoking gun, proof that Jesus did not respect the Jewish laws and therefore was a heretic.

    When he does not rise to their challenge, choosing the third option of disinterest over the binary of yes/no that they were trying to force upon him, he looks up and she is still there.

    He asks if her accusers are there to make a complaint. Since they were not, he could legally dismiss the case from lack of evidence, presuming that he was the legal authority in power. So he sent her home with a wrist-slap.

    Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

    The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.

    Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.

    Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

    And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

    It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

    I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

    Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.

    These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

    Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

    Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

    And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

    Ever hear the phrase “worldly”? It refers to people in whom the spirit is dead, but materialism is strong. He called them a bunch of lawyers and materialists, pointed out that they had not considered his positive case only looked for some regulations to use to crack the whip on them, and then left them with a riddle where he riffs on his divine origins at the same time he alludes to his mystery parentage, something that people such as Pharisees would surely use to torment him.

    I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

    Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.

    I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

    They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

    Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

    And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

    As he spake these words, many believed on him.

    Continues in this vein. Then comes the kicker:

    Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

    And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    At this point, he tells the group: you are following a false God in the hands of the Pharisees. In other words, like in many stories, they make a pretense of being good, but in fact are simply manipulators using power for their own ends, which is the age-old problem of power in human societies.

    This parallels Plato’s discussion of tyrants.

    They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

    Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

    And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

    If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

    I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

    I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

    They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

    But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

    Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

    Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

    And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

    This is the vital passage: he separates their ethnic identity from whether or not they are upholding their own religion. In his view, they have drifted from good to evil by pursuing the letter of the law.

    For this reason, he says that they are “servants of sin” in the grips of “the lusts of your father” who is not Abraham but the devil. He is describing civilization decay here: at some point, rigorous adherence to method and precedent leads society away from reality, including spiritual reality.

    Now he challenges the Pharisees by saying that the spirit must be within in order to be true, borrowing a little bit here from Buddhism:

    Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

    He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

    Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

    Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

    And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

    Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

    Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

    Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:

    Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

    Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

    Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

    Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

    Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

    Here it gets mystical. He has confronted a crowd, paralleling Plato’s Apology, which wants to kill him and is looking for a reason why. Like the Pharisees, they are looking for contradictions in his testimony to use to impugn him as a liar so that they have an excuse to kill him.

    He aligns himself with the Spirit, while they align themselves with the Word, although he has pointed out that since the Word has diverged from the Spirit, it has lost all meaning and therefore is not legitimate.

    In other words, he is not condemning all Judaism here, but the exact opposite: he is telling these clowns that they have misinterpreted Judaism and therefore lost their holiness, where he understands the spirit of Judaism and therefore has legitimacy that they lack.

  2. Revelation 2:9:

    I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

    As I said above: he is telling them that they are claiming to be Jews but by misinterpreting the religion by valuing the Word, which is like the flesh and corruptible, over the spirit of the law, they have drifted from the path.

    He makes it brutally clearer here by referring to them as “them which say they are Jews, and are not.” In other words, fake Jews like the Pharisees are the synagogue of Satan.

  3. Revelation 3:9:

    Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

    This says the same thing, namely to beware of the fake legalistic Jews, who “say they are Jews, and are not.” He calls them liars and promises to humble them back into worship of God, following the Old Testament idea of Moses trying to keep his flock in line but they keep drifting off to worship golden calves.

The various groups that support the “Jews = Satan” theory, mostly internet National Socialists, tend to make the claim that Judaism somehow changed during the Biblical era or shortly afterward, so that today’s Jews are not the Jews of the past.

They refer to the new school Jews as “Talmudic Jews” as if the religion itself changed entirely. In reality, they have misread history just as much as they misread the Bible, since the codification of the Talmud did not change the religion of the Jews:

The term “mishnah” (Heb. מִשְׁנָה) is used in a number of different ways (see below), but when used as a proper noun (“the Mishnah”) it designates the collection of rabbinic traditions redacted by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi (usually called simply “Rabbi”) at the beginning of the third century CE. The Mishnah supplements, complements, clarifies and systematizes the commandments of the Torah. The Torah, for example, commands: “Remember the Sabbath day” (Ex. 20:8). The Mishnah provides this abstract commandment with a concrete form – the kiddush and havdalah rituals which mark the beginning and the ending of the Sabbath day.

In addition, such internazis like to suggest that Jews are genetically different these days, usually referring to them as “Khazarians” for the Khazar hypothesis, missing the point that Jews are genetically consistent as a Southern European group with added Asian and North African:

The major source of EU ancestry in AJ was found to be Southern Europe (≈60–80% of EU ancestry), with the rest being likely Eastern European. The inferred admixture time was ≈30 generations ago, but multiple lines of evidence suggest that it represents an average over two or more events, pre- and post-dating the founder event experienced by AJ in late medieval times.

Even more, these genetic profiles remain consistent to the formation of Judaism, at which point a middle eastern group incorporated more European ancestry, as well as some North African admixture:

We also detect 3%–5% sub-Saharan African ancestry in all eight of the diverse Jewish populations that we analyzed. For the Jewish admixture, we obtain an average estimated date of about 72 generations. This may reflect descent of these groups from a common ancestral population that already had some African ancestry prior to the Jewish Diasporas.

In other words: middle eastern trading community imports Southern European wives and gets an IQ boost.

Even more, we can see that the admixture of Jews since that time mostly involved elements that were already present, namely Southern European and Eastern European admixture as they passed through Europe:

We find that the Jewish populations show a high level of genetic similarity to each other, clustering together in several types of analysis of population structure. Further, Bayesian clustering, neighbor-joining trees, and multidimensional scaling place the Jewish populations as intermediate between the non-Jewish Middle Eastern and European populations.

These results support the view that the Jewish populations largely share a common Middle Eastern ancestry and that over their history they have undergone varying degrees of admixture with non-Jewish populations of European descent.

In other words, the Sephardic and Ashkenazi populations of Jews have a common ancestral root in the middle east but mixed with the European populations that lived around them.

Since the Sephardim settled in Southern Europe, they gained mostly Southern European DNA, and since the Ashkenazim came through Eastern Europe to Western Europe, they gained both Eastern European and Western European genetic material.

It is silly enough to be an anti-Semite, since the Jews are not the source of the problems produced by equality and democracy. In any society, these lead to corruption, insanity, selfishness, and eventually diversity before moving into tyranny.

It seems even less realistic to be a Christian anti-Semite, since then you are following a religion designed to restore the Jewish people, while attempting to eliminate the Jewish people, all while making absurd statements about how Jews are not actually Jews in order to justify this.

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