Some excerpts from the article.
The document stated ….
‘The manifestations of this hatred resulted in a tradition of antisemitism that gave moral legitimacy to crimes against the Jewish people, the epitome of which is the Shoah.’ (the Holocaust).
also this ….
Writing in a collection of essays published in 2016, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: ‘It is a shameful truth that, through its theological teachings, the church, which should have offered an antidote, compounded the spread of this virus.
The fact that anti-Semitism has infected the body of the Church is something of which we as Christians must be deeply repentant. We live with the consequences of our history of denial and complicity.’
and this ….
There are several themes in the New Testament that have come under fire for their use as justification for anti-Semitic attitudes.
These include the blame of Jews for the death of Jesus and the seemingly stubborn nature of the Jewish people and their disloyalty to God.
Dr Christine Joynes, a theology lecturer at Oxford, told The Times that she had ‘some sympathy’ over the suggestion of an annotated bible.
But said: ‘The whole Bible needs a health warning to read it through the right critical lens and in historical context.’
Muhammad Abdel Haleem, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of London, and also speaking to The Times said that the Koran is entirely negative towards Jews.
I don’t believe much will be done in the foreseeable future; come on, be realistic, can you seriously imagine Muslims coming out and admitting that maybe, just maybe dear old Mo pbuh may have misheard God(sic) and copied the messages down incorrectly?
Anyway, at least such a topic is being discussed which is a step in the right direction.
Who knows, in the years to come the average bible (if not the Qu’ran) might come with a bright red Health Warning on the cover and maybe a PG rating?
”Mummy, why did God allow slavery?”
And inside it could be full of marginal glosses? Let’s be honest, this shouldn’t be too difficult for the Christian church to swallow as they have been changing text because of such glosses since soon after Jesus was a Lake Tiberius Pedestrian.
And the opening verse of Genesis?
Once upon a time …..
Ah … Happy Days.
It’s already pushing 30 degrees. Let me go find some coffee and some suntan lotion.