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Old 12-03-2012, 11:54   #95
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Originally Posted by RyanBDawg View Post
"In 1543 Luther published On the Jews and Their Lies in which he says that the Jews are a "base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as filth."They are full of the "devil's feces ... which they wallow in like swine."The synagogue was a "defiled bride, yes, an incorrigible whore and an evil slut ..."He argues that their synagogues and schools be set on fire, their prayer books destroyed, rabbis forbidden to preach, homes razed, and property and money confiscated. They should be shown no mercy or kindness, afforded no legal protection, and these "poisonous envenomed worms" should be drafted into forced labor or expelled for all time. He also seems to advocate their murder, writing "[w]e are at fault in not slaying them".

-Martin Luther, founder of protestantism

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Here I am having my ignorance exposed again! I have spent more than a few words being grateful to Martin Luther for founding Protestantism since it was that which made freedom possible, and with it atheism without the risk of being executed in varous nasty ways by the state. I supose I should still be grateful, but it remains something of a shock to discover that Hitler was a direct intellectual heir of Luther. If I was not prohibited by my atheist hierarchy on pain of excomunication from saying so, I might comment that God moves in mysterious ways.

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