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Reply To: Why is it important for Christians to keep the sad history of Christian antisemitism in mind when responding to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the present?

Isaiah Depp

Jessica, this is interesting – that Germans today have museums of the Holocaust and do not try to hide or downplay what their ancestors did, while also recognizing it for the evil it was. Not to draw too close a connection to America today, but we could probably take a page from Germany in our response to the Civil War which seems to be largely ignoring, using guilt to try to “right” the wrongs by reversing the racism rather than seeing everyone as made equally in God’s image, or shifting blame to others and the American heritage itself… I guess like you said, Christians should neither take pride in our past antisemitism nor try to excuse it (look at everything the Muslims, or the Catholics, did) but see it for what it is and be able to confront why it was wrong so that we do not repeat the same thing.