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‘Judeo-Christian’ is an oxymoron!

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Another word is creating more problems among Christians. I refer to “Judeo-Christian”. You see it more and more day by day. Based on our present knowledge of history, and on good sense applied to theology, the term “Judea-Christian” presents a strange combination. Does “Judeo” refer to ancient “Pharisaism”, or to “Talmudism”, or to so-called “Judaism”? In view of what we know today, how can there be “Judeo-Christian” anything? Based upon what is now known “Judeo-Christian” is as unrealistic as it would be to say anything is “hot-cold” , or “old-young”, or “heavy-light”, or that a person was “healthy-sick”, or “poor-rich”, or “dumb- smart”, or “ignorant-educated”, or “happy-sad”. These words are antonyms, not synonyms. “Judeo-Christian” in the light of incontestable facts are also antonyms, not synonyms as so-called or self-styled “Jews” would like Christians to believe. More sand for Christian’s eyes.

An “Institute of Judeo-Christian Studies” has been established by Seton Hall University. It is actually a “one-man Institute”. Father John M. Oesterreicher is the “one-man Institute”. The “Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies” occupies a small office in a down-town office building in Newark, N. J. This “one-man Institute”, according to their literature, has no faculty except Father Oesterreicher, and no students. Father Oesterreicher was born a so- called or self-styled “Jew” and became a convert to Catholicism. I have had the pleasure of hearing him talk on many occasions. Addresses by Father Oesterreicher and literature by mail are the principal activities of the “Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies”. Father Oesterreicher also plans to publish books and circulate them throughout the world, in large quantities.

Father Oesterreicher leaves no stones unturned to convince Catholics that “Judaeo-Christian” is a combination of two words that are synonyms theologically. Nothing could be further from the truth. Father Oesterreicher impresses that viewpoint upon his Catholic audiences. Father Oesterreicher talks to Catholic audiences only, so far as I am able to tell. In his addresses Father Oesterreicher impresses upon Catholics the opinion he personally holds on the question of the dependence of the Christian faith upon so-called “Judaism”. His audiences depart Father Osterreicher’s addresses very much confused.

It would make better Catholics out of Father Oesterreicher’s audiences if he would “sell” Jesus and the Catholic Church rather than try to “sell” so-called “Judaism” to his audiences. Well-planned and well-financed publicity by so-called or self-styled “Jews” manages to keep Christians well informed on the subject of so-called “Judaism”. If Father Oesterreicher would concentrate upon “selling” Jesus and the Christian faith to audiences of so-called or self-styled “Jews” he would be doing more towards realizing the objectives of Christian effort. The activities of this “one-man Institute” are somewhat of a deep mystery. But I am certain that Monsignor McNulty will never allow the “Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies” to bring discredit upon the fine record of Seton Hall as one of the foremost Catholic universities anywhere. But it will bear watching, and Monsignor McNulty will always appreciate constructive comment.

The word “anti-Semitism” is another word which should be eliminated from the English language. “Anti-Semitism” serves only one purpose today. It is used as a “smear word”. When so-called or self-styled “Jews” feel that anyone opposes any of their objectives they discredit their victims by applying the word “anti-Semite” or “anti-Semitic” through all the channels they have at their command and under their control. I can speak with great authority on that subject. Because so-called or self-styled “Jews” were unable to disprove my public statements in 1946 with regard to the situation in Palestine, they spent millions of dollars to “smear” me as an “anti-Semite” hoping thereby to discredit me in the eyes of the public who were very much interested in what I had to say. Until 1946 I was a “little saint” to all so-called or self-styled “Jews”. When I disagreed with them publicly on the Zionist intentions in Palestine I became suddenly “Anti-Semite No. 1”.

It is disgraceful to watch the Christian clergy take up the use of the word “anti-Semitism”. They should know better. They know that “anti-Semitism” is a meaningless word in the sense it is used today. They know the correct word is “Judaeophobe”. “Anti- Semite” was developed into the “smear-word” it is today because “Semite” is associated with Jesus in the minds of Christians. Christians are accessories in the destruction of the Christian faith by tolerating the use of the smear-word “anti-Semitic” to silence by the most intolerant forms of persecution employing that smear word Christians who oppose the evil conspirators.

It no doubt grieves you as much as it grieves me, my dear Dr. Goldstein, to see our nation’s moral standards sink to new all- time lows day by day. Of that there is very little doubt. The moral standards of this nation in political, economic, social and spiritual fields are the factors which determine the position we will occupy in world affairs. We will be judged on that basis from afar by the other 94% of the world’s total population. Our 6% of the world’s total population will succeed or fail in its efforts to retain world leadership by our moral standards because in the last analysis they influence the attitudes and activities of the nation. The moral standards are the crucible in which the nation’s character is refined and molded. The end product will never be any better than the ingredients used. It is something to think about.

The Talmud on Christians. Facts are Facts by: Benjamin H. Freedman

The Judeo-Christian tradition is in fact a humanist construct without a single volume’s worth of primary source documentation. There is a reason for this ‘gap on the book shelf’, a gap in history.

The Judeo-Christian tradition: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Gary North (1990)

JUDEO/CHRISTIAN DEFINITION Of or pertaining to the religious writings, beliefs, values, or traditions held in common by Judaism and Christianity. (Dictionary.com)

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