3/03/2011 12:01 AM ET |
Filed under: Etc.
Wow. Finally looks like something's come up that'll stir up more conversation than Charlie Sheen's every move!
In excerpts from his upcoming book Jesus of Nazareth-Part II, Pope Benedict XVI "explains biblically and theologically why there is no basis in Scripture for the argument that the Jewish people as a whole were responsible for Jesus' death."
Here's what American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants' Elan Steinberg had to say about it:
"Holocaust survivors know only too well how the centuries-long charge of 'Christ killer' against the Jews created a poisonous climate of hate that was the foundation of anti-Semitic persecution whose ultimate expression was realized in the Holocaust."
And here's what Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham H. Foxman had to say about it:
"[That Benedict is a theologian makes] this statement from the Holy See that much more significant for now and for future generations."
Tags: abraham h foxman, anti defamation league, anti semitism, elan steinberg, jesus, jesus of nazareth part ii, jewish people, pope benedict xvi