So says professor David Hillel Gelernter (Yale University) in his latest article, entitled, Why should a Jew care whether Christianity Lives or Dies?, published at Israel’s advocacy magazine First Things on March 24, 2015. Gelernter is also associate editor of Israel’s advocacy magazine The Weekly Standard and former senior fellow at Jewish lobby group, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
“I argued last month that Pope Francis ought to see the reconversion of Europe (eradication of Muslim immigration) as his most important task. Surely he agrees that European Christianity is in deep trouble. Surely he does not believe that Christianity no longer matters to Europe, or can no longer be compelling to Europeans. How can he ignore a catastrophe on his doorstep?,” Gelernter begins his article.
Israeli Rabbi Baruch Efrati, on the other hand, believes that Islamization of Europe would be good for Jews.
“With the help of G-d, the Gentile (non-Jewish) will adopt a healthier life with a lot of modesty and integrity, and not like the hypocritical Christianity which appears pure but is fundamentally corrupt,”said Rabbi Efrati.
After repeating the usual Zionist myths about Jesus, Crucification, Holocaust, Nazis and the Vatican, Gelernter concludes that Jews have very good reason to worry about what happens to Christianity, because – Jesus is the Christian name for “the Jewish people”.
“Jews must acknowledge this truth: Christianity is a dialect of Judaism. It is ours – Jews must own it, proudly,” says Gelernter.
In order to demonize Islam, Gelernter coins a new term, which he calls “Muslim Christianity”, and equates it with the so-called “liberal Christianity” for their common hatred toward the “persecuted Jews”.
“The liberal Christianity makes no more sense than Muslim Christianity. As a believing Jew, my grandfather had to break with liberal Judaism towards the end of his life. Conservatism on the other hand is no religion, and has rarely been mistaken for one,” Gelernter writes.
Gelernter also exonerates the Vatican for its alleged collaboration with Nazis, claiming the Nazis hated both Christians and Jews. His claim supports late Toronto chief rabbi, Wolf Gunther Plaut, who in his 1990 book, The Man Who Would Be Messiah, accused Crypto-Jews for committing mass murder of Jews during the 1940s.
“Judaism has a message that every last human being needs to hear – but was unsuited to deliver it. Christianity was the chosen vehicle. The whole world has been touched directly either by Christianity (or, yes, Islam, a more remote Jewish dialect) – or by the idea of the modern liberal state. The modern liberal state was invented in America and inspired by the Hebrew Bible – as interpreted every Sunday by Christian preachers, who were influenced in turn by the English state and British philosophy—both developed by Christians, in what was once a deeply Christian nation. Jews and Englishmen loathe each other, unfortunately, but Jewish ideas plus English ideas are iron and carbon, and yield a fabulously strong carbon steel,” says Gelernter.
The annual Status of Global Christianity survey published by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research last month says that Islam has become the world’s top religion (1.7 billion), surpassing Catholicism (1.2 billion).