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“Here on our church in Wittenberg a sow is sculpted in stone. Young pigs and Jews lie suckling under her. Behind the sow a rabbi is bent over the sow, lifting up her right leg, holding her tail high and looking intensely under her tail and into her Talmud, as though he were reading something acute or extraordinary, which is certainly where they get their Shemhamphoras [hidden name of God in Kabbalah].
Martin Luther, 1543

During my early years researching the Jewish Question I was particularly struck by the strident and flamboyant nature of medieval and early modern anti-Jewish folklore and related art. I recall being fascinated at the strangeness and creativity of tales like the 16th-century Jewish woman said to have given birth to twin piglets,[1]L. Roper, Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), p.41. the common 15th-century belief that Jewish males menstruate,[2]D. Biale, Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), p.105. and speculation that Jews buried their dead with small rocks to throw at Christ in the afterlife. As with much of Jewish history and the historiography of anti-Semitism, the subject of anti-Jewish folklore has been dominated by Jewish scholars. My first introduction to the topic was thus The Blood Libel Legend: A Casebook in Anti-Semitic Folklore (1991) by the Jewish UC-Berkeley folklorist Alan Dundes (1934–2005), widely regarded as the field’s pre-eminent, and perhaps only, expert. In the book, as one might well expect, Dundes strips anti-Jewish folklore of context and presents instead a collection of “evil” and “dangerous” fantasies lacking any logical or rational basis.

Aside from the work of Dundes, direct scholarly engagement with the subject of medieval anti-Jewish folklore has been relatively rare, with most Jewish scholars preferring to probe medieval artistic linkages between Jews and the Devil (see, for example, the work of Robert Bonfil, Marvin Perry, and Frederick Schweitzer) rather than some of the more outlandish or colorful “memes” that then circulated. Almost all of these scholarly accounts utilize medieval anti-Jewish folklore as a means of denigrating and indicting medieval Christianity as irrational and prejudiced, and ultimately as the fons et origo of an equally irrational and prejudiced modern anti-Semitism. An explanatory account of medieval and early modern anti-Jewish folklore informed by historical context remains to be written, despite admirable and broadminded texts like The Singular Beast: Jews, Christians, and the Pig (1997) by Claudine Fabre-Vassas. This is a project I am giving serious consideration to undertaking. As luck would have it, it’s also becoming somewhat relevant again.

Of all the artistic manifestations of anti-Jewish folklore, few are more acute, vehement, and scatological than the imagery of the Judensau, or ‘Jew-Pig.’ In brief, the image, depicted in woodcuts or in stone (often on churches) between the 13th and 15th centuries, is an allegorical reference to Jews drawing sustenance from the Talmud, with Jews shown suckling from a sow and/or examining or eating its feces. The association of Jews with pigs in medieval Christian folklore was longstanding, owing something to the known aversion of the Jews to pork, and produced an array of stories and imagery that flagrantly ignored the ancient dietary commands in Leviticus. In one legend, for example, the aversion to pork dated from the time of Christ, when a sneering Jew challenged Christ to guess the contents of a barrel that the Jew knew to contain a slaughtered pig. Unknown to the Jew, the pig had been removed and his own children were hiding in the barrel. When Jesus answered that the man’s children were in the barrel, he was mocked and told there was a pig inside. “Let them be pigs then,” replied Jesus, and the children were transformed into piglets. From that day onward, so goes the tale, Jews avoided eating pork because for them that would be cannibalism. One suspects that seriousness was never a primary concern in the development of such folk tales — they served as entertaining and memorial “memes” to impart the message that Jews were different and were to be avoided.

The specific implication of the Judensau image is that Jews, in their spiritual blindness or as a result of possessing a perverted nature prefer to seek spiritual nourishment from something filthy and disgusting (the Talmud), rather than a pure and healthy source (the New Testament). The Judensau is thus not mere folklore, but part of a broader pattern of theological allegorical imagery concerning blindness and perversion among Jews that emerged during the period, and it can be seen as a more brutal rendition of the same themes present in Synagoga, the depiction of a young, downcast, and blindfolded woman, sometimes with a serpent, and carrying a broken lance ( a possible allusion to the Holy Lance that stabbed Christ) while Tablets of the Law or Torah scrolls slip from her fingers. The more subtle and tasteful rendition of the latter led to it becoming more ubiquitous (Synagoga adorns the Notre Dame in Paris and features on Cathedrals throughout France, Germany and England), while the former is predominantly, if not exclusively, a feature of the medieval German ecclesiastical architectural landscape. There are around 30 surviving examples of the Judensau left in Germany, but their time may soon be at an end in large part due to the efforts of a Jewish ‘convert’ to Christianity who has made it his mission to have them removed from every church and cathedral.

Synagoga, as depicted on the exterior of Notre Dame, Paris
Synagoga, as depicted on the exterior of Notre Dame, Paris

The crypto-Jew at the heart of this particular drama is Dr. Richard Harvey, a political leftist, a senior researcher with Jews for Jesus, and a former academic dean at All Nations Christian College. Harvey is following a well-established pattern. A common theme with crypto-Jews operating within Christian spheres is that their activities concentrate very heavily in advancing Jewish interests against Christian norms, and this invariably involves attempts to adapt Christian theology and culture to become less hostile towards Jews and Judaism. While Jewish involvement in the development of Vatican II is perhaps the ultimate example of such activity, other examples of Jews continuing to pursue Jewish interests within Christianity include Jewish networking within the early Jesuit Order and even the single-handed actions of Jewish ‘convert’ and warden Marsha Ra in ensuring that the ‘anti-Semitic’ Ezra Pound was denied a place in the Poet’s Corner of the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York. Ra explained to reporters that Pound “was giving anti-Semitic radio broadcasts while my people [my emphasis] were being gassed,” and that Pound was “not representative of Christian values.” The New York Times later reported that it was the Jewish Ra who organized a petition, based on “Christian values,” to block Pound’s inclusion. And, like Ra, Harvey’s campaign against the Judensau image appears to have begun with a 2016 petition at change.org calling for the removal of the famous sculpture from the walls of the Wittenberg cathedral.

In the petition, Harvey shows little understanding or patience for the nature of medieval religion in general. He is apparently oblivious to the theological point being made by the imagery of the Judensau and even seems rather protective of the aspects of Judaism mocked in the artwork. He complains:

The sculpture continues to cause offence and defame Jewish people and their faith. It needs to be removed to another location so it is not publicly displayed on the external wall of the church, and properly housed and explained elsewhere. Otherwise Jewish people continue to experience the antisemitic power of such an abusive image, and their worst fears about the nature of the Christian faith are confirmed. If the Church is truly repentant over such images, it must take steps to remove them from such prominent display.

Dr Richard Harvey
Dr Richard Harvey

I find the last two sentences particularly interesting as examples of the phenomenon whereby Jews engage in dialogue as a disguised Other while covertly maintaining their set of core interests. Harvey is clearly a Jew and he obviously perceives the Judensau, on strictly Jewish terms, as an affront on a personal, cultural, and religious level. The alluded to “worst fears about the nature of the Christian faith” are of course his own fears, and these fears (that Christianity and its art is a powerful force for anti-Semitism) are quite probably the motivating agent behind all aspects of his activism. The appeal to White/Christian guilt at the close of the paragraph is simply classic Jewish rhetoric, while the lurch to censorship is a quintessential aspect of the ceaseless Jewish search for control and security.

Thanks to decades of intensive psychological manipulation, guilt and censorship are certainly not rare in modern Germany. In 1988, German Church authorities consented to have an ‘explanation’ and commemorative plaque, designed by sculptor Wieland Schmiedel, placed beneath the Wittenberg Judensau that read:

The true name of God, the maligned Chem Ha Mphoras which Jews long before Christianity regarded as almost unutterably holy, this name died with six million Jews, under the sign of the Cross.

This combined example of Christian indulgence of Kabbalistic terminology and capitulation to Jewish war narratives wasn’t enough to sate Dr Harvey’s appetite for obliteration. In his petition he continues:

It is insufficient. … We appreciate the fact that the church decided to do something to explain and express regret, but do not believe God died in the Holocaust, and this is again an improper use of the name of God. In 2017, the 500th anniversary of Luther’s launching of the Protestant Reformation, it is time to remove this statue and replace it with something more honouring to the God of Israel, respectful of the Jewish people, and bringing dignity to a Christian place of worship instead of retaining a sculpture that is unseemly, obscene, insulting, offensive, defamatory, libellous, blasphemous, anti-semitic and inflammatory.

There’s a lot to unpack here, but we might begin with the oddity of a representative from a group purporting to be ‘for Jesus’ insisting on respect for a name for a godhead derived from a Jewish occult-esoteric text. It is in the second sentence that we see Harvey’s goal in full — not just the removal of the centuries-old sandstone relief which mocks Jewish occult-esotericism, but its replacement with a philosemitic image that will please Jews and further modify Christian thinking in a pro-Jewish direction. Again, this conforms to broader patterns in Jewish activism, whereby the censorship of dissent and the dissemination of pro-Jewish narratives often occur in tandem.

As well as launching his petition, in 2016 Harvey also wrote a cringe-inducing poem on the issue and published an anti-Judensau manifesto of sorts at Premier Christianity, the UK’s leading Christian magazine. In this essay, titled “Why Martin Luther’s home church must remove its antisemitic statue,” Harvey states: “As a Jewish believer in Jesus I have found few things more offensive than a statue on the outside of the church, where carved in a sandstone sculpture is a Judensau(Jew-pig) that mocks Jews, Judaism and the Jewish Messiah, Jesus.” I had to read the last few words twice, because in no way can the Judensau be interpreted as mocking Jesus, nor has any historical or contemporary analysis of any depictions of the Judensau ever made such an assertion. The Judensau was always intended as a defence of Christian doctrine against the absurd arrogance of Talmudic Judaism. One assumes that Harvey had his doubts about relying on a defence of Jews alone in his piece, and thus chose to manipulate his readership (overwhelming of the charismatic evangelical variety) with a blatant and incendiary falsehood. Harvey doesn’t mention the overwhelming scholarly consensus that the Judensauis an attack on the Talmud — the same set of texts that depict Christ boiling in excrement — so he simply invents the notion that the Judensau is an obscene attack on Jesus Christ and hopes that this will be sufficient to rouse the evangelical readership to join him in his activism against Wittenberg.

In October 2016, Christianity Today published yet another article on the Judensau issue, this time by another “Messianic Jew” named Deborah Pardo-Kaplan. Pardo-Kaplan explained that the anti-Judensau project is a joint venture by Messianic Jews [crypto-Jews] and an organization called the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary. The Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary is a very strange, but extremely pernicious, product of de-Nazification. It was founded in 1947 by Basilea Schlink, the sister of a semi-famous theologian and a religious leader and writer in her own right who had been investigated by the Gestapo twice for philosemitic activities. Beginning in the late 1940s, Schlink advanced what some scholars have called a “theology of guilt,” which blended ardent Christian Zionism with a groveling and unceasing repentance to Jews. Schlink even moved to Israel in 1957 to work as a nurse in order to do “practical repentance for not only what the Nazis had perpetrated, but also for ‘the 2,000 years of Jews’ suffering because of Christianity.’”[3]https://www.timesofisrael.com/lutheran-nuns-end-jeru...ivors/ Today the group exists almost exclusively to promote obedience and servitude to Jews and, contrary to its name, the group refrains from evangelism and does not attempt to convert Jews to Christianity. In short, the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary, which is staffed mainly by very elderly philosemitic women, is an ideal partner for crypto-Jews seeking a Christian face for their activism.

Sister Joela Krüger, a 74-year-old leader within the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary, is at the forefront of the joint effort to remove the Wittenberg Judensau, complaining that “the Jews and Israel are blasphemed by showing such a sculpture.” Read that again, because if showing the sculpture commits blasphemy against Jews and Israel, then one has to ask precisely what god or gods Krüger is worshipping. The connection appears to be that the Jew-worshipping Krüger and the crypto-Jew Richard Harvey were both members of a US advisory group named Wittenberg 2017, formed in 2015 to prepare projects relating to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Because of the gullibility and ineptitude of the organizers of Wittenberg 2017, these frauds, kooks, and subversives have been largely successful in promoting their agenda in both the Anglosphere and Germany. Harvey’s strategy, built mostly on guilt and lies, is working. Ansgar Hörsting, the president of the Evangelical Free Churches of Germany, has now declared the Judensau is guilty of crimes against vibrancy, telling Christianity Today ““If the church is a vibrant place of worship, a ‘Judensau’ sculpture has no place within it.” The comedy intensifies with news that the new pastor at Wittenberg has promised to “erect another memorial with words of condemnation and repentance.” Evangelicals allied to the Wittenberg 2017 group have declared they “are working towards grieving, repenting, and requesting the removal of this offense.” One member recalls how, at a “June 2016 gathering, Lutherans and Catholics joined together in repenting to the Messianic Jews in our midst.” How deeply touching.

Unfortunately for Harvey and his allies, the period 2016–18 saw much groveling and handwringing but little actual progress. This is now beginning to change as Jews diversify their tactics and broaden their search for support. In yet another bizarre twist involving converts and guilt, in May a German Jew named Michael Düllmann filed a legal complaint demanding the removal of the Wittenberg relief on the grounds that the church was abusing and insulting him and other Jews; he insisted it was “legitimiert fortwährend Antisemitismus” [“legitimizing ongoing anti-Semitism”]. The complaint was dismissed by a regional court on May 24, with the court ruling that the fact that the church had not removed the relief could not be considered abuse. Düllmann has said he plans to appeal, but the AfD (Alternative for Germany) party has now also petitioned to keep it in place.. The interesting aspect to this particular instance of activism is that Düllmann is not ethnically Jewish but rather another example of an elderly, guilt-ridden German who, after being subjected to decades of propaganda, finds some kind of comfort in giving themselves over to Jewish interests. In Düllmann’s case, he simply went further than those like him in the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary and underwent a full conversion to Judaism.

Agitation against Judensau sculptures in other locations is likely to intensify. Indeed, in 2005 the Judensau at Regensburg Cathedral was targeted by the Munich Jewish ‘action artist’ Wolfram Kastner, who staged protests in front of the church building and declared: “”For centuries, these depictions have caused murder, robberies and degradation.” Kastner, I should add, has a string of criminal convictions for property damage because “virtually every Nov. 1 since 1993, he has gone to a cemetery in Salzburg, Austria, and snipped ribbons from wreaths laid at the graves of veterans of the Waffen SS.” In 2001, he received permission for a klezmer group to play a song in the cemetery at the same time as those honoring the Waffen SS members were accompanied by a marching band. In Bayreuth, for instance, the heavily weathered depiction of a Judensau at the town church was removed in 2004. Since then, a plaque hangs in its place with the inscription: Unkenntlich geworden ist das steinerne Zeugnis des Judenhasses an diesem Pfeiler — “The stone testimony of the hatred of the Jews on this pillar has become unrecognizable.”

Ironically, the only hope that the Judensau may be retained in Germany is if it gains the uneasy support of those Jews who wish to see it retained as an example of European anti-Semitism and want to use it as an emotional battering ram against Christians. Ben Barkow, director of the Jewish propaganda group, the Wiener Library, has called for the Judensau at Wittenberg to be retained, adding that: “It is an authentic monument to a dreadful past.” David Jacobs from the Jewish Historical Society agreed that the Judensau “should be left as it is but visitors should have all the information necessary to contextualize it. This should be prominently displayed at the site, not hidden away, so they don’t see the images and leave disabused.” Danny Stone, chief executive of the Antisemitism Policy Trust, said: “This shocking carving symbolizes the ugly reality of antisemitism in the eyes of its creators. Rather than remove it, I’d support an accompanying educational board which highlights the grotesque anti-Jewish imagery for passers-by and details the importance of due diligence and outspoken opposition against antisemitism.” In other words, the Judensau should be weaponized on behalf of Jewish interests.

As Jews divide among themselves over how best to abuse these Christian European monuments, one wonders at the lack of Christian vitality in the affair. Where is the spirited defense of the original theological message of the Judensau? Where is the counter-argument being made that all religions of the medieval and early modern periods—including Judaism— cast the most vicious aspersions possible at their rivals and enemies? Why the silent, groveling capitulation? And what would Martin Luther make of his descendants? Five centuries after the Reformation, one suspects he would have wondered why he bothered.

Notes

[1] L. Roper, Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), p.41.

[2] D. Biale, Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), p.105.

[3] https://www.timesofisrael.com/lutheran-nuns-end-jerusalem-mission-to-shoah-survivors/

(Republished from The Occidental Observer by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Rational says:

    EVERY CHURCH MUST GIVE OUT COPIES OF TALMUD UNMASKED.

    Thanks for the great article, Sir, for bringing to light this matter. Everyday we wake up, we are bombarded by Judaists doing evil deeds (eg. Epstein raping girls, the Jewish media promoting the alien invasion to exterminate goyim, calling alien invaders, ie rapists and murders migrants, but calling patriots neo-nazis, etc. so people naturally have a question:

    Why are Judaists so evil and so depraved? The Jewish problem is the #1 problem facing the west for the last 2000 years.

    More churches need such statues and explain it with copies of Talmud Unmasked, which says:

    FEAST OF CHRISTMAS is called Nital, denoting extermination.
    A CHRISTIAN CHURCH is not called Beth Hattefillah, House of Prayer, but Beth Hattiflah, a House of Vanity, a House of Evil.
    A CHRISTIAN GIRL who works for Jews on their sabbath is called Schaw-wesschicksel, Sabbath Dirt.

    The book Zohar, III, (282), tells us that Jesus died like a beast and was buried in that “dirt heap…where they throw the dead bodies of dogs and asses, and where the sons of Esau [the Christians] and of Ismael [the Turks], also Jesus and Mahommed, uncircumcized and unclean like dead dogs, are buried.”(25)

    See: http://www.talmudunmasked.com/chapter5.htm

  2. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:

    The sculpture continues to cause offence and defame Jewish people and their faith. It needs to be removed to another location so it is not publicly displayed on the external wall of the church, and properly housed and explained elsewhere. Otherwise Jewish people continue to experience the antisemitic power of such an abusive image

    And would he be wrong to say and ask that? I don’t think he is wrong to.
    On the contrary, people who read/watch/listen to media content (including books and literature) derogating their race, sex, religion, national history should learn from this and petition against any offence given them.

    If the too many who should do not, I am not going to say the blame lies with the few who act differently.

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  3. This is a very good piece, but one bit resulted in me trying to groan yawn, laugh and snort at the same time – the bit about how the tribe’s “scholars” of mediæval anti-RSP legends are aimed at

    denigrating and indicting medieval Christianity as irrational and prejudiced

    Is it “denigrating” a thing to discuss its irrationality and prejudice? (Leave aside for a sec that religious RSPs who do the discussions believe in shit that is ex æquo irrational and prejudiced – put that down to ‘stopped clocks’, or interdum stultus opportuna loquitur… fielder’s choice)

    Because let’s be super-clear on this: the core tenets of Christianity are ridiculous. Quite apart from the silly superhero fanfic in the New Nonsense, the entire schtick also requires the core of the Old Nonsense to be true.

    So not just blokes in sandals who prattle on in deliberate riddles (‘parables’ – the hallmark of a charlatan) while wandering around a sandy shithole living off the gullible (and killing trees because why not?)…

    The older Nonsense – the sky maniac who makes light and the Earth before he does the stars, fashions the first human… the talking serpent, the massive amount of incest that must’ve happened after the Fall of Man… that is all required if Jeebus’ grift (and Paul’s fanfic) is to be believed.

    And not for nothin’ ( on the prejudice front): folks like me were prone to getting tortured and set on fire by those cunts. And I’m not a ghey, or a kid who teases bald men – I just see the nonsense in the silly book for what it is… for about 1200 years that was enough to get a fellow killed.

    So frankly, anything that hastens the consignment of the Jeebus torture-porn cult to the same irrelevance as the Æsir, is a good thing.

    (For those playing along at home: RSP = Red Sea Pedestrian… a reference to the 100% fictional captivity in Egypt, and Exodus therefrom (having stolen everything not tied down) under the leadership of a person with the same historical validity as Batman.

    • Agree: Lo
  4. Lo says:

    So, why do these fantasies of well poisoning Jew, kidnapping Jew, blood eating Jew stories could not be found in the Ottoman Empire then? They had the largest Jewish city in the world for centuries, yet you cannot find any such claims in their literature. Before taking these claims seriously, perhaps you should also consider that some people were also burnt or tortured by Christians because they were thought to be witches. For your information, blood is not kosher anyway.

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  5. Srs:

    The evangelical Jew worshiping crowd, will maintain their blind love for these creatures from the bottomless pit. I was once in their midst and can testify of their horrible blindness a la John Hagge, types. Well, I was part of that crowd, and for almost 20 plus years was totally blind and believing that the ‘jews’ were the people of god, (with small ‘g’). Was not only until I left churchianity that I some how received the “thou shall know the truth, and the truth shall make free” awaking shock! However, to most people in the ‘evangelical’ world, the so called ‘jews’ are the people of god, and untouchables, ( Berean Study Bible
    I know your affliction and your poverty—though you are rich! And I am aware of the slander of those who falsely claim to be Jews, but are in fact a synagogue of Satan.) Rev:2-9.
    (Berean Study Bible
    Look at those who belong to the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews but are liars instead. I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I love you.) Rev:3-9

    In case you are in doubt, for those who believe Christos is the Lord, here is what He said to the Judeans, probably Talmudist:

    You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44. as father, as sons!
    ANY QUESTIONS?

  6. @Lo

    I don’t ever remember a feud between Talmudist, and Ottoman’s Mohammedans. They were of the same ilk. Talmudist, assisted Mohammedans in their conquest of Iberia,(way before the Ottomans existence) and assist them in the collections of taxes on the ‘so called Spaniards, Christians. Knowing history helps understanding the present. Talmudist love for Mohammedans, specially the Ottomans helps comprehend why not such occurrences happened there of course. It seems that Talmudist only hate the Christian west, for opposing their perverted ways, and evil deeds. The Ottomans paid the ultimate price for trusting Talmudists, when the ‘young Turks, who were crypto Jews, destroyed their empire. So much for not:

    So, why do these fantasies of well poisoning Jew, kidnapping Jew, blood eating Jew stories could not be found in the Ottoman Empire then?

    there was your answer, and keep studying, may be you arrive at the conclusion of ‘why’

    • Replies: @Vespasian
  7. Wow, I don’t know which is more intriguing, the article or the comments.

    If I had more time, I would maybe read the article more carefully and figure out why it’s important to preserve statues etc. that insult Jews. Or, I guess, not preserve, but rather keep on full display, as distinct from sticking them in a museum somewhere. Maybe some of the article’s many links would or should lead me to videos that would help me to understand this, to see the statue in context or something.

    I mean, Christians often object to being forced to see or hear things they don’t like, things that are much less ugly. Why complain when Jews do it? Or maybe the argument is that everybody ought to be less easily offended. If so, sorry, I didn’t get that during my admittedly quick pass through.

    I grasp the irritation with the thought that pseudo-Christians may be shaping Christian policy in favor of Jewish interests. But they couldn’t do that if a substantial number of Christians weren’t on board.

  8. Hail says: • Website

    Thank you for this excellent essay, Dr. Joyce.

    ______________

    at a “June 2016 gathering, Lutherans and Catholics joined together in repenting to the Messianic Jews in our midst.”

    I was born and raised Lutheran. I have family connections to both the Scandinavian- and German-Lutheran streams in the USA, and many years’ worth of experience hanging around Lutheran people (including most of my kin) and Lutheran churches. As such, I feel qualified to add the following comments here:

    Lutherans simply don’t do what is described there (“repenting to the Messianic Jews in [their] midst”). I have never heard an ordinary Lutheran express the kind of obsequious and extreme philo-Semitic, ‘Talmudic’ views attributed to some of the purported Christians discussed in this article. Never. Not only have I never seen it, I could not even really even imagine it.

    I have seldom ever even heard any Lutheran make a point of expressing the kind of pro-Jewish views that the members of the US Congress are obliged to outwardly express (the unanimous standing ovations and all).

    Trolls and/or well-meaning persons will point to the 1990s international Lutheran statement that appeared to condemn Luther for anti-Semitism, a bizarre spectacle that amounts to self-illegitimation (Lutheranism as morally illegitimate because of the founder’s anti-Semitism). The successful Jewish extortion campaign that got them to do that seems not too many steps removed from a successful campaign to condemn Jesus himself for His ‘toxic anti-Semitic diatribes’ in the New Testament.

    Regular Lutherans generally don’t know, and/or don’t care about the 1990s statement. It never comes up. On the Jews and Their Lies is a footnote, and not the centerpiece of anything (though with Jews, it is the center, of course). The Jews by the late 20th century had become so powerful and privileged in Western society that they began to be able to continuously use a form of ongoing ethno-political-identitarian extortion on us all, successfully; the anti-Luther statement in the 1990s is another on that long list.

    [MORE]

    Ordinary Lutherans, and other Protestants connected to the Reformation-core, honor Luther. The 2017 celebrations of the 500th of the Wittenberg protest were tremendous. (I assume the church on whose door Luther is said to have nailed his 95 ‘theses’ is the same one that hosts the medieval-era anti-Talmudic statue, the Judensau, that forms the core of Dr. Joyce’s article here.)

    As with seemingly all the churches today, the leadership class in most Lutheran church bodies you’ll find is pretty far to the ‘left’ of its membership. This seems even more true in Lutherland itself (Germany) than in the USA. (There are geopolitical reasons for that, maybe, but that’s a tangent, at least for my purposes in this comment.)

    As for poor leadership and putting Jews ahead of one’s own church/people, I recall the downright embarrassing Pastor Hagee. For those who don’t know the name: Hagee was a White Protestant of (probably) heavily-colonial-American ancestry, mainly or entirely NW-European stock. But appearances were deceiving, because Hagee was in fact a kind of theological-political Jewish nationalist (a religious version of Rachel Dolezal?). Hagee’s own preaching degenerated into something pretty much anti-Christian by definition, in that he reduced Christ to a place well below that he ascribed to the Jews [of today] as an ethnic group, and denied that Christ was the messiah for all people, that a Jewish messiah was coming. Hagee was bizarre. Hagee-ism is something I have never really seen a hint of among us Lutherans.

    This is not to say that Lutherans are all nationalists at core or something of that kind. Certainly not. Most Lutherans can be legitimately accused of is racial naivete. Many are what I would call oft-ethnonationalists, in that their ethnic-ancestral identity as Germans or Scandinavians fairly strongly informs their present identity, and the Lutheran church reinforces it (as churches so often do). Still, there is also a concurrent historical Lutheran tradition of the ‘left,’ since the 19th century (and other Lutheran streams of the ‘right’…it’s never a simple story and too long a story for this comment), a tragic form of anachronistic politics not unique to us.

    Finally, I’d add this: It may surprise some, but you will hear anti-Zionist views guardedly expressed with some frequency from Lutherans. They don’t make a big show of it (Lutherans tend not to do that, in any case), but opposition to the state of Israel and its policies, and sometimes even opposition to the Jewish lobby. Not in terms that Dr. Joyce or Kevin MacDonald might use. On Israel, neutrality prevails, opposition is present, and hardcore support is absent, among regular Lutherans in my experience.

  9. Howdy Andrew, Yes, that article would NEVER be in the mainstream media. Martin would probably think that much of “churchianity” is still fake. Since the printing press was invented in 1450, I think Martin recognized there was no scholarship at all in the Fake Roman Church before that. And, even when Martin lived, the scholarship was shallow as the libraries were still very small. Our generation is repeating that feeling with the internet. All pre-internet works could be called shallow, as many books were not available to most people. Most bibliographies were brief and one sided. Most of Churchianity is still false due to their precious 501c3 tax exempt “God” they all serve. With the internet you can “visit” almost any church through it’s website and podcasts. Most sermons are just shallow pep talks. Never any doctrine, and NEVER anything controversial. So Martin would not be a member of any church today. He would have a blog and print controversial truths. He would be banned on YouTube and Facebook and Twitter. The satanic Talmudists would still hate him.

  10. @Anonymous

    Then you are saying that every Talmud and Old Testament should be burned, eh?

  11. That jews are so adamant, so obsessed with anything critical of their satanic faith is because they fear the truth is surfacing. A truth that was known centuries ago, but subverted by a concerted effort to dominate society by conquer and divide strategies that have plagued civilizations for those same centuries.
    Today’s America had better wake up because Bolshevism is here, and if they are allowed to progress much further we will witness the murder of millions of us between the Pacific and the Atlantic. I firmly believe this.

  12. Vespasian says:
    @in the middle

    Well (if you’ll excuse the pun)….there is right up to date evidence of well poisoning in Israel today….Soiled nappies was the poison of choice on one occasion….yes those harmless Jews were poisoning the wells of the people they had stolen land from.Then there was the well in Deir Yassin village….filled with dead Palestinian villagers.

    It really is about time people started adopting Jewish strategies of covert action.

    Incidently….was it a coincidence that Rome went up in smoke not too long after Rome destroyed Jerusalem….was this an early variation on “Jewish lightning “….did the Jews use their “infiltration method” to eventually cause the collapse of Rome.
    Europe is on course for another collapse thanks to immigration….so the jews will be heading to America next…..by which time Greater Israel may have been realised.

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