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Submitted by Brian Mckeever (United States), Aug 16, 2006 at 14:35

It saddens me to read of the Christian origins of anti-Semitism, although I do not deny it, I feel I must defend Christianity. I would point out that many American Christians are staunchly pro Israel. It may also be true that many Christians would like to see our Jewish brothers come to believe that Jesus is Messiah, but my support for Israel and the Jewish people is not dependant on their belief. While it is true that there have been atrocities committed in the name of Christianity, Christ himself commanded "do unto as you would have them do unto you," and rebuked Peter for attacking the Roman soldier while Muhammad actively spread Islam through war.

While the southern slave owners of America may have been "Christian," abolitionists risked their lives to free slaves because of their Christian beliefs. Hitler may have been part of "Christian Europe" but he was not a Christian and justified his so called "final solution" through Darwin’s survival of the fittest.

It may sound far fetched but I believe that rampant uncalled for hatred of Jews is not caused for their claim of being "God’s Chosen People." BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.

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