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  •  Precisely my point. "Old Testament" embodies a (0+ / 0-)

    theologically antisemitic message--anti-Judaic, if you prefer--namely that Christianity has superseded Judaism.

    Using "Old Testament" is insensitive and offensive to Jewish feelings. The expression "to Jew down" also is a common usage, at least in some parts of the country, and no less offensive for that fact.

    But perhaps you don't care.

    Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

    by another American on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:47:01 AM PDT

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    •  I tend not to bother too much with (0+ / 0-)

      religious sensibilities as you can probably tell, one I regard them as irrelevant and two, if I took them all into consideration the footnotes would go on for pages

      If you are insulted I apologize, there was no intent to insult on a personal level.

    •  On the other hand (0+ / 0-)

      Bashing Christianity here is quite popular - bashing Judaism, not so much. Perhaps this is one of those times when it is a positive, rather than a negative, for the the content to be Christian-centric.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:58:55 AM PDT

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    •  From the Christian perspective, the books of the (1+ / 0-)
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      Jewish Bible are the Old Testament and the New Testament is an addendum. Christians do believe that Christianity has superseded Judaism, in that Christianity has brought the word of God to all of humankind.
         There is some debate about "replacement theology," the belief that the Christian covenant has replaced the old covenant between God and the Jewish people. Some believe that it has, while some Christians think that the Jewish people still have some sort of "Chosen People" role.

      •  Which, since LaFeminista professes NOT to be (0+ / 0-)

        writing "from the Christian perspective" just shows how that paradigm can affect people within the culture without their knowledge. That said, someone not intending to assert the theological point should, if she wants to avoid unintentionally giving offense, avoid the term.

        Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

        by another American on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 10:17:09 AM PDT

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