I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: One cannot be a European nationalist and a Christian at the same time. I’ve been trying not to write about Christians so much lately, but fate has other plans it seems.
Today, I was in an argument with a Christian, who pulled the classic mental gymnastics feat of
You know, it’s actually funny; it’s like they don’t realize the irony — people on my side of the argument says “Christianity is Marxist”, and then people like Dave Reilly say “No!” and then start talking about who are “the real™” Jews or not.
I immediately punched into Ecosia a search to hit him with some Christian sources that would show that not only is this not true in the literal sense, it is also not seen as true in mainstream Christianity.
However, as luck would have it, one of the first links presented to me did even one better. It comes from a source called “Catholic Answers“, an organization started in the 1970s, “when our founder, Karl Keating came out of Mass and found a flyer on his windshield that attacked the Eucharist. A local Fundamentalist church put them there and the information was completely wrong. Karl was so annoyed that he drove home with a humble goal: to draft a letter that would introduce basic Catholic beliefs and refute anti-Catholic charges. He signed the rebuttal “Catholic Answers,” opened a post office box in that name, and then placed his response on the windshields of cars in the same Fundamentalist church’s lot.”
So today, that post box is just online, using the literal domain of “catholic.com”. Someone wrote in with the following question.
Q: If Jesus was a Jew, why are we Catholic?
now check out the enlightening response:
A: The term Jew is used in at least two senses in Scripture: to refer to those who are ethnically Jews and to those who are religiously Jews. Jesus was a Jew in both senses. In fact, he completed the Jewish religion by serving as the Messiah (Christ) whom the prophets had long foretold.
The completed form of the Jewish religion is known as Christianity, and its adherents are Christians or “followers of the Christ.” Unfortunately, many people who were ethnically Jewish did not recognize Jesus’ role as Messiah and so did not accept Christianity, the completed form of Judaism. Instead, they stayed with a partial, incomplete form of Judaism. Other Jews (the apostles and their followers) did recognize that Jesus was the Messiah and embraced the new, completed form of Judaism.
Shortly thereafter it was recognized that one could be a follower of Christ even if one did not ethnically join the Jewish people. Thus the apostles began to make many Gentile converts to the Christian faith. It is thus possible for a person to be a Jew religiously (because he has accepted Christianity, the completed form of the Jewish faith) but not be a Jew ethnically. This is the case with most Christians today.
It is this difference between being a Jew ethnically and religiously that lies behind Paul’s statement in Romans 2:28-29: “For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical. He is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual and not literal.”
Christians are those who Paul refers to as being inwardly (religiously) Jewish, while non-Christian Jews are those who he refers to as being outwardly (ethnically) Jewish. The former condition, he stresses, is the more important.
Unfortunately, over the course of time some Christians broke away from the Church that Jesus founded, and so a name was needed to distinguish this Church from the ones that broke off from it. Because all the breakaways were particular, local groups, it was decided to call the Church Jesus founded the “universal” (Greek, kataholos = “according to the whole”) Church, and thus the name Catholic was applied to it.
That is why Jesus was a Jew and we are Catholics: Jesus came to complete the Jewish religion by creating a Church that would serve as its fulfillment and be open to people of all races, not just ethnic Jews. As Catholics, we are those who have accepted the fulfillment of the Jewish faith by joining the Church that Jesus founded.
I didn’t even expect a result that good from searching “Jesus was a jew”. Here you have a catholic organization not just being like “Yeah, Jesus was a Jew like you’ve heard”, but going three steps further and being like “Actually, were the real Jews!” Even I’m actually somehow surprised by this stance.
It just doesn’t get any better than that. Nobody makes a better case against Christianity than Christians themselves.
Jewish people, who have gained immense power over European societies, are the main group actively working to destroy our nations, and not only do Christians literally worship them — with Catholic.com even acknowledging Jews hate the shit out of Christians — some even argue they’re the real Jews themselves!
It’s like, we wonder why things are the way that they are.