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This statement seems historically plausible, and it’s part of the Christian religion, and no one is implying it says anything about the Jews today. The next day you hear people complain about the greedy Jewish bankers who are ruining the world economy.
You’d hate to be the guy who barges in and tries to tell the Christians what Biblical facts they can and can’t include in their sermons just because they offend you. And really a disproportionate number of bankers are Jewish, and bankers really do seem to be the source of a lot of economic problems.
Think of the terrible things done by religion, like the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church.
They try to disturb the funerals of heroes because they think God hates everybody. Religious people can’t justify why they do things like this.
“Oh, yeah, that was the thing with the creationism.
Doesn’t seem very smart.” If this is true, it means that all religious people, like it or not, are in the same boat.
When people see a terrible argument for an idea get defeated, they are more likely to doubt the idea later on, even if much better arguments show up.
If you’re American, it’s probably a bland Protestant denomination like the Episcopalians or something.
The guy whose central examples of religion are Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama is probably going to have a different perception of religion than the guy whose central examples are Torquemada and Fred Phelps.
You know, the sort of people who think that the Bible has all the answers and who hate anyone who tries to think for themselves.” Now there’s practically no implication that these people are typical. On the other side of the world, a religious person is writing “I hate atheists who think morality is relative, and that this gives them the right to murder however many people stand between them and a world where no one is allowed to believe in God”. The Soviet Union contained several million of these people. But if you live on the Ostrich World, which is inhabited only by ostriches, emus, and cassowaries, then probably an ostrich seems like a pretty central example of ‘bird’ and the first sparrow you see will be fantastically strange.
But if you’re an atheist, would you just let this pass? What are the chances a black guy reads that and says “Well, good thing I’m not a thug who robs people, he’ll probably love me”? Right now most people’s central examples of religion are probably things like your local neighborhood church.