Despite a vicious campaign by the organized Jewry, a year-long 500th anniversary of the birth of the Protestant Reformation kicked off on February 3, 2017. The German nation is paying tributes to Rev. Martin Luther (died 1546), one of its most illustrious sons (watch a video below).
Luther is a Reformer to millions of Christians who were fed-up with Roman Catholic Church’s subservience to kings and the shylocks while a Jew hater to the organized Jewry.
Luther in his 1543 book On the Jews and Their Lies, which I find a duplicate version of Jewish Talmud – he blames Jewish minority for all Europe’s problems – the same way Muslims living within Zionist-controlled West have become an existential threat to Western society based on Jewish values.
“Set fire to their synagogues or schools,” Martin Luther recommended in On the Jews and Their Lies. Jewish houses should “be razed and destroyed,” and Jewish “prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught, should be taken from them.” In addition, “their rabbis should be forbidden to teach on pain of loss of life and limb.” Still, this wasn’t enough. Luther also urged that “safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews,” and that “all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them.” What Jews could do was to have “a flail, an ax, a hoe, a spade” put into their hands so “young, strong Jews and Jewesses” could “earn their bread in the sweat of their brow.”
Recently Marilyn Cooper wrote at Jewish Moment magazine: “During the first decade or so of his career, Martin Luther personally identified with the plight of Jews in Europe and declared that both he and the Jews had suffered at the hands of the Catholic Church. Luther broke with the then-prevalent view that the Jews had killed Christ and in his 1523 essay That Jesus Was Born a Jew condemned the harsh treatment of the Jews. “If I had been a Jew and had seen such dolts and blockheads govern and teach the Christian faith, I would sooner have become a hog than a Christian,” he wrote. “They have dealt with the Jews as if they were dogs rather than human beings; they have done little else than deride them and seize their property.” Luther’s motivations were not entirely altruistic, he hoped to persuade German Jews to join his anti-Catholic crusade and convert to Christianity.”
Professor Bernd Buchner (Dresden University) claims that Martin Luther didn’t hate Jews – but under organized Jewry’s definition, he was an antisemite.
I leave it to readers to judge Luther. In the meantime, A Happy Luther 2017.