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The War on Christians and Jews
Human Events ^ | 12-18-09 | Gary Bauer

Posted on 12/18/2009 7:12:41 AM PST by Wolf13

At a time of year when faith is celebrated by most Americans, it may surprise some to learn that many students of faith and history believe we are living in a post-Christian age. It is not apparent at the local malls now so festively decorated, but it can be seen in some telltale cultural indicators. One of those is the number of attacks on people of faith, particularly Jews. Throughout much of the world today, where Christianity is in decline attacks on Jews are on the rise. In post-Christian Europe, Jews are often victims of a deeply entrenched anti-Semitism. Synagogues and other Jewish institutions are regularly vandalized. Jews are sometimes beaten in the streets. Combative anti-Israel rallies are commonplace.

There were hundreds of incidents of anti-Semitic behavior in France and England during the three weeks of the Gaza war a year ago. The world collectively yawned during months of Hamas attacks against Israel. But when Israel did what any sovereign state would do under the same circumstances -- striking back at those responsible for the aggression -- it was met with a chorus of condemnation led by the United Nations and the European Union.

It is true that the citizens of the U.S. are more pious than those of many European countries, where the decline of faith has been much reported. Still, in the U.S., legal attacks on Christmas have become as much of the tradition as the holiday itself, and church attendance among American youths has reached all time lows. Those are only a few of the signs of declining faith.

Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life survey earlier this year found that “the number of Americans who say they are unaffiliated with any particular faith today is 16.1percent,

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; bauer; christians; culturewars; hatecrimes; homosexualagenda; jews; muslim; neopaganage; newage; secularism

1 posted on 12/18/2009 7:12:43 AM PST by Wolf13
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To: Wolf13

Jews have been targets in Europe for centuries. Just because there was some years of relative peace doenst mean that latent hatred of Jews has gone away. Far from it. But in a “post Christian” age where the masses of people dont listen to or care about the teachings of Jesus Christ, nothing else could be expected. The rise of hatred and brutality is sure to come in any such “post Christian” age.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 7:24:10 AM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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3 posted on 12/18/2009 7:30:08 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Wolf13
It's a shame in a way. Christians and Jews have a lot in common, if they are following their faith traditions. And yet, so many of the legal attacks on Christianity originate from the Jewish community. Many Jews resent the Christian right, which is the best friend Israel has because they fear the might attempt to convert them.

These are Jews, IMO, who have no confidence in their own beliefs.

Go figure.

4 posted on 12/18/2009 8:01:55 AM PST by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: mountn man

Thx.


5 posted on 12/18/2009 8:44:30 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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6 posted on 12/18/2009 6:02:47 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: chesley

I don’t know about that... It seems to me that the greatest legal attacks regarding Christianity come from self-professed atheists, and liberals of NO religious orientation.

And, where do you get the notion that Jews, on the whole, resent the “Christian right” because they fear they will attempt to convert them? I don’t know where you live, or have lived in your life, but I see no evidence of that and I have a great many Jewish friends — some I’ve met right here on FR.

Frankly, I find your post mildly disturbing...


7 posted on 12/18/2009 6:47:37 PM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks
Dop you? Why, I wonder?

I've got nothing against the Jewish religion, not the Jewish people. But that doesn't change the facts. A lot of your atheists are also Jewish, to boot.

Secular Jews are among the most liberal groups in the country. Orthodox Jews tend to be far more conservative. There are always exceptions, of course. But general trends are well documented.

I find your post disturbing, too, if you want to know the truth. Or even if you don't.

I've known a few Jews personally, myself. Not many, but some. I've found most of them delightful on a purely personal, or social, level. But I've never agreed with them about anything politically. Which isn’t to say that there aren't conservative Jews. The fantastic Jonah Goldberg, for example.

Anyway, if there is a religious threat to this country today, it's not coming from the Jews.

8 posted on 12/19/2009 7:53:49 AM PST by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: chesley

You completely contradict yourself in your posts...

First you say: “And yet, so many of the legal attacks on Christianity originate from the Jewish community.”

And NOW you say: “Anyway, if there is a religious threat to this country today, it’s not coming from the Jews.”

So which is it???


9 posted on 12/19/2009 1:31:29 PM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks

Legal attacks are one thing, Sharia kicks it up a notch or two. Pay attention.


10 posted on 12/19/2009 3:57:27 PM PST by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: chesley

Oh, I’m paying attention alright. Maybe the problem rests in your ability to clearly state your point... This is getting rather boring at this point, you’ll forgive me if I don’t respond to further insults.


11 posted on 12/19/2009 4:01:08 PM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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