Posted: Apr 22, 2015 8:42 pm
by Beatsong
Zwaarddijk wrote:I have on this forum run across a few members - not going to name any names - who have maintained that the reason Jews did not convert to the majority religions was basically ethnic exceptionalism and racism against non-Jews. This has been held up basically as a mitigating factor regarding the excesses to which anti-Semites have gone - basically, the Jews brought it on themselves by not giving in to the demands of the (equally mistaken) majority religion.

Why not?

If this is indeed what these members have openly maintained, then they clearly see no shame in being associated with such an idea and there's nothing wrong with you taking it on with their name attached.

The problem with putting it the way you have above is that it's difficult to tell whether that's really what anyone thinks, or whether you might have misrepresented them a little in your telling of it. Without any quotes or context, it's hard to know what exactly you're arguing against, and whether it's real or straw.