Thursday, April 09, 2015

Who is this racist?

He "stereotypes" both Jews and the inhabitants of Crete

For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group [Jews]. They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.”  This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.

I hope my Christian readers recognized that it's from chapter 1 of the apostle Paul's epistle to Titus in the New Testament.  Paul obviously lacked the "advantage" of tutelage from the modern-day Left


Anonymous said...

Well, Paul himself was a Jew without a foreskin, but maybe he was referring to other Jewish-Christians who thought that non-Jewish converts to Christianity should also be circumcized.

Anonymous said...

Paul was also the recipient of Jewish violence as he was stoned and whipped because they didn't like what he said. He had first hand knowledge.

Bird of Paradise said...


Anonymous said...

Why single out the Jews for circumcision when the Muslims do the same?

Stan B said...

Anon 8:54PM - It would probably be best if you familiarize yourself with a little thing we call "time." Mohammed did not appear until 600 years after Christ/Paul. Now, I realize that most young people today think that prior to their birth, everything happened at once, but that's not the case! No, really, Paul had to be talking about Jews because there were no Muslims at the time.