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On The Jews and Their Lies

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Martin Luther's historical rant against the Jewish people.
Paperback, 82 pages
Published February 18th 2009 by lulu.com (first published May 1st 1948)
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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
Yeah, the Reformation really wasn't much of an improvement. A painful read.

"Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding."
-Martin Luther

"Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has."
-Martin Luther

Yep, that about sums it up.
♥ Ibrahim ♥
I used to have a picture of Martin Luther in my room with pride and great admiration but when I read such hateful things he would have to say about the Jews, it broke my heart and I lost all respect for Martin Luther with his Nazi views.
Lewis Weinstein
The words of Martin Luther, published shortly before his death in 1546 ... from childhood, Jews have been brought up with poison and hatred against our Lord ... their schools have nothing but self-praise, vanity, lies, blasphemy, disgracing God and man ... dear Christian, next to the Devil you have no more bitter, more poisonous, more vehement enemy than a real Jew ... the Jews, as foreigners, should have nothing; and what they have should be ours ... the Talmud and Rabbis write that it is no si...more
Nick
Most of this focuses on theological minutia. I can't tell if the Jews are really "lying" in this sense, because I don't know anything about these inane theological disputes. However, I would say that if this is an accurate representation of Lutheran theology (and based on the author, I'll make that assumption) then a believing Lutheran must have a pretty poor opinion of Jews.

There are some legitimate criticisms of the Jewish arrogance in presuming to be God's chosen ethnic group. Judaism *is* th...more
Shane
Jul 23, 2013 Shane marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Never knew Martin Luther wrote an entire book for his antisemitism. That's hilarious, especially the crotchety title
Eusebius Clay
I have nothing negative to say about the Protestant denominations of Christianity; instead, I will make a positive statement. I support semitism. I will now make a negative statement: I do not support antisemitism in any shape or form. I can, therefore, only rate this book one star.
Phillip Watkins
I was reading Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler and got to chapter 4, about 1/3 of the way thru, then took a break and read The Jews and Their Lies by Martin Luther. The transition from one book to the other was so smooth it felt like it was an extra chapter within Mein Kampf itself.
Pat Shackleford
Luther sure had some valid points, like about the "diaspora-attitude" and about the socalled aligance to the Caesars.

And don`t come here saying Jesus was a jew. A christian believes that Jesus was part of the trinity god, so they consider Jesus as the creator of the whole world including the jews themselves. But if Jesus had lied he probably was a jew.
Ashtyn Bell
This is a disgusting read.
Justin
What a giant fucker! L
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Martin Luther was a German monk, theologian, university professor and church reformer whose ideas inspired the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization.

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“If God had not permitted the people of Jerusalem to be torn asunder and driven them from the land, but had let them keep it after before, no one could convince them that they are not God`s chosen people.” 7 likes
“Accordingly, it must and dare not be considered a trifling matter but a most serious one to seek counsel against this and to save our souls from the Jews, that is, from the devil and from eternal death. My advice, as I said earlier, is:

First, that their synagogues be burned down, and that all who are able toss in sulphur and pitch; it would be good if someone could also throw in some hellfire. That would demonstrate to God our serious resolve and be evidence to all the world that it was in ignorance that we tolerated such houses, in which the Jews have reviled God, our dear Creator and Father, and his Son most shamefully up till now but that we have now given them their due reward.”
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