Sunday, July 12, 2009

St. Thomas Aquinas on the Jews


In his On the Governance of the Jews, St. Thomas Aquinas wrote:

"The Jews should not be allowed to keep what they have obtained from others by usury; it were best that they were compelled to work so that they could earn their living instead of doing nothing but becoming avaricious."

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes.
I might add:
Saint John Chrysostom (c.347-407) :
Eight Homilies Against the Jews

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/chrysostom-jews6.html

10:32 AM  
Blogger Ray Seltz said...

Jews don't have to do anything. They have whites to but their products and keep the Jew system going. I doubt that most whites, including way too many so called "racially aware whites", understand this.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oy vey, there was anti-semitism back then?!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's also a thought crime to quote only part of what he said. Thomas also said that anyone living through usury should be given the same treatment. He referred to Jews only because the person to which he was replying to asked about Jews.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You've proven that medieval theologians were bigots! What do you win?

Maimonides writes: "As for Gentiles with whom we are not at war…their death must not be caused, but it is forbidden to save them if they are at the point of death; if, for example, one of them is seen falling into the sea, he should not be rescued, for it is written: 'neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy fellow'--but [a Gentile] is not thy fellow" (Mishneh Torah, Laws of Murder 4:11).

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Samuel Allen said...

From among the tribes of Britannia, a warrior know as Beautiful Wolf will join the Chosen People of God and set about destroying their enemies. And henceforth he shall be called Shemu'el.

10:28 AM  

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